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Ireland U-19 Squad Named For Two-Match French Trip

Ireland U-19 Squad Named For Two-Match French Trip

The Ireland Under-19 squad, sponsored by PwC, has been confirmed to play their French counterparts twice in Bordeaux on Tuesday, April 11 and Sunday, April 16.

The Ireland U-19 squad are coached by head coach Kieran Campbell and assistants Hugh Hogan and Ambrose Conboy, and will be managed by Barney McGonigle.
The 26-man selection includes Corinthians and Connacht flanker Sean Masterson, who won his first Ireland Under-20 cap from the bench against France during this year’s U-20 Six Nations.

The Ireland Under-19s came together last month for a 50-31 victory over the touring Japan U-19s as part of the celebrations of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan.

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Three additional players, who did not feature that day, have been included for the Easter trip to France – Tom Roche, Jack O’Sullivan and Michael Silvester.
Max Kearney and Hugh O’Sullivan were part of the Belvedere College team that lifted the Leinster Schools Senior Cup for the second time in a row on St. Patrick’s Day, and they are joined in the squad by Munster Senior Cup winners Bryan O’Connor and Jack O’Sullivan from PBC Cork and Ulster Senior Cup winners Michael Lowry and James Hume from RBAI.

IRELAND UNDER-19 Squad (France Tour, April 2017):
Diarmuid Barron (Garryowen)
Alexander Clarke (Ballymena Academy)
Jack Cooke (London Irish)
Angus Curtis (Queen’s University)
Matt Dalton (Belfast Royal Academy)
Jordan Duggan (Naas)
Jack Dunne (St. Michael’s College)
James French (Bandon Grammar School)
Aaron Hall (Ballynahinch)
James Hume (RBAI)
Mark Keane (Instonians)
Max Kearney (Belvedere College)
James Kenny (Gonzaga College)
Michael Lowry (RBAI)
Sean Masterson (Corinthians)
David McCarthy (Garryowen)
John McCusker (Rainey Old Boys)
Bryan O’Connor (PBC Cork)
Jack O’Sullivan (PBC Cork)
Hugh O’Sullivan (Belvedere College)
Tom O’Toole (Campbell College)
Corey Reid (Marist College)
Tom Roche (Blackrock College)
Michael Silvester (Dublin University)
Peter Sullivan (St. Andrew’s College)
Conor Wharton (Leeds Beckett University)

Kieran Campbell – Head Coach
Hugh Hogan – Assistant Coach
Ambrose Conboy – Assistant Coach
Barney McGonigle – Team Manager
Marc Beggs – Physio
Tim O’Flanagan – Doctor
Matt Maguire – Strength & Conditioning Coach
Pat Downey – Baggage Master
Jeff Blackburn – Performance Analyst
Nóra Ní Fhlannagáin – Nutritionist
Amanda Craig – Team Services

France U-19s v IRELAND U-19s
Tuesday, April 11, kick-off 6.30pm local time/5.30pm Irish time
Stade Jules Ladoumègue, Lormont, Bordeaux

France U-19s v IRELAND U-19s
Sunday, April 16, kick-off 3pm local time/2pm Irish time
Stade Robert Brettes, Merignac, Bordeaux