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Ireland U-18 Clubs & Schools Team Named For Second England Match

Ireland U-18 Clubs & Schools Team Named For Second England Match

Ireland Under-18 Clubs & Schools head coach Mark Butler has finalised the team to take on the England U-18 Counties side in the second match of the week at Ashbourne RFC on Saturday (kick-off 2pm).

All nine replacements from Wednesday’s five-try 29-17 victory have been promoted to the starting line-up as the Ireland youngsters, sponsored by PwC, look to end their Easter campaign with a 100% record.

Blackrock College’s Tom Maher and Oran McNulty from Bath and Millfield School form a new-look back-three with Wasps’ Aaron O’Sullivan, who bagged a brace of tries in the midweek game, while CC Roscrea’s Conor Kelly comes in at inside centre and Harlequins’ Caolan Englefield, who is a year young for this level, will partner captain Bruce Houston at half-back.

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The five changes in the forwards include the front row trio of Darragh Bolger (Clontarf/Portmarnock Community School), Sean Molony (Blackrock College) and Ashley Deane (Bandon Grammar School), along with Letterkenny and Colaiste Ailigh lock Conor McMenamin and Campbell College’s Jamie Macartney who will pack down at number 8.

IRELAND UNDER-18 CLUBS & SCHOOLS Team & Replacements (v England Under-18 Counties, Under-18 International Match, Ashbourne RFC, Saturday, April 15, kick-off 2pm):

15. Aaron O’Sullivan (Wasps/Henley College/Exiles)
14. Tom Maher (Blackrock College/Leinster)
13. Kieran Dunne (Sale Sharks/Exiles)
12. Conor Kelly (CC Roscrea/Leinster)
11. Oran McNulty (Bath/Millfield School/Exiles)
10. Bruce Houston (Ballymena Academy/Ulster) (capt)
9. Caolan Englefield (Harlequins/St. Paul’s CC Sunbury/Exiles)
1. Darragh Bolger (Clontarf FC/Portmarnock Community School/Leinster)
2. Sean Molony (Blackrock College/Leinster)
3. Ashley Deane (Bandon Grammar School/Munster)
4. Conor McMenamin (Letterkenny RFC/Colaiste Ailigh/Ulster)
5. Paddy Kelly (St. Munchin’s College/Munster)
6. Cian Huxford (Galway Corinthians Calasantius College/Connacht)
7. Mark Fleming (Glenstal Abbey/Munster)
8. Jamie Macartney (Campbell College/Ulster)


16. Callum Torpey (London Irish/Epsom College/Exiles)
17. Jack Walters (London Irish/St. Paul’s CC Sunbury/Exiles)
18. Jack McIntosh (St. Pius Xavier College/Rainey Old Boys/Ulster)
19. Oisin Kiernan (Campbell College/Ulster)
20. Colin Deane (Bandon Grammar School/Cork)
21. Colin Sisk (CBC Cork/Munster)
22. Luke Fitzgerald (Young Munster/Glenstal Abbey/Munster)
23. Aaron Sexton (Bangor Grammar School/Ulster)
24. Hugh Lane (Galwegians/Presentation College Athenry/Connacht)