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Ireland Under-19 Squad Named For France Double Header

Ireland Under-19 Squad Named For France Double Header

The Ireland Under-19 squad will play their French counterparts twice at FFR headquarters in Marcoussis this coming Wednesday and Saturday.

The Ireland Under-19 squad is coached by Peter Malone (head coach) and Kieran Campbell (assistant coach) and managed by Barney McGonigle.

The travelling party includes prop Andrew Porter and full-back/winger Jacob Stockdale, who both featured as replacements for the Ireland Under-20s during their recent U-20 RBS 6 Nations campaign.

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Number 8 Dan Trayers, who helped Cistercian College Roscrea win the Leinster Schools Senior Cup for the first time, has been called up along with fellow Schools Cup winners, Conor Kenny from Garbally College in Connacht, and Sean O’Connor, who captained Rockwell College to the title in Munster.

Two other notable inclusions are Ulster Under-19 back rower Conall Boomer, who is on a gap year in Australia and helped the Western Australia Under-20s claim back-to-back Southern States Championships last month, and Glamorgan Wanderers scrum half Liam Free, whose paternal grandmother hails from Waterford.

IRELAND UNDER-19 Squad (France Tour, April 2015):

Vakhtang Abdaladze (Clontarf FC)
Ben Betts (Young Munster RFC)
Conall Boomer (Cottelsoe RFC, Australia)
Matthew Byrne (Terenure College RFC)
Peter Claffey (NUIG RFC)
Max Deegan (St. Michael’s College)
Liam Free (Glamorgan Wanderers RFC, Wales)
Greg Jones (UCD RFC)
Conor Kenny (Garbally College)
Paul Kiernan (UCC RFC) (capt)
Andrew Magrath (Ballymena Academy)
John Molony (Clongowes Wood College)
Michael Melia (Terenure College RFC)
Conor O’Brien (Clontarf FC)
Jimmy O’Brien (Newbridge College)
Vincent O’Brien (Cork Constitution FC)
Sean O’Connor (Rockwell College)
David O’Mahony (Young Munster RFC)
John Poland (PBC Cork)
Andrew Porter (UCD RFC)
Neil Reilly (Clontarf FC)
Jonathan Rosborough (Ballymena RFC)
Hugh Sloan (Queen’s University RFC)
Jacob Stockdale (Queen’s University RFC)
Dan Trayers (Cistercian College Roscrea)
Joseph White (Cork Constitution FC)


Peter Malone (Head Coach)
Kieran Campbell (Assistant Coach)
Barney McGonigle (Team Manager)
Conor Twomey (Scrum Coach)
Declan Browne (Fitness Coach)
Tim O’Flanagan (Team Doctor)
Barry Smith (Team Physio)
Carmel O’Dwyer (Squad Co-ordinator)
Vinny Hammond (Team Analyst)
Jim Herring (Performance Analyst)
Pat Downey (Baggage Master)