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Ireland Under-19 Squad Named For France Double Header

Ireland Under-19 Squad Named For France Double Header

James McNabney celebrates scoring a try during the recent Under-20 Six Nations Championship ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

The Ireland Under-19s, supported by PwC, will play two fixtures against their French counterparts during the Easter window.

The first match will take place at Queen’s University Belfast next Monday (April 11), and the second clash between the two sides is pencilled in for Saturday week (April 16) at St. Mary’s College RFC in Dublin.

The Ireland Under-19 coaching group is led by Kieran Hallett (Leinster Elite Player Development Officer) alongside Andrew Browne (Connacht Elite Player Development Officer) and Mark Butler (Munster Talent Coach).


Backs (12) –

Henry Buttimer (Rockwell College/Munster)
Hugh Cooney (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Josh Costello (Shannon RFC/Munster)
Liam McCarthy (Bandon Grammar School/Munster)
James Nicholson (St. Michael’s College/Leinster)
Ihechi Oji (Cistercian College Roscrea/Munster)
Andrew O’Mahony (UCC RFC/Munster)
Sam Prendergast (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)
Ross Taylor (City of Armagh RFC/Ulster)
Rory Telfer (Coleraine Grammar School/Ulster)
Harry West (The King’s Hospital/Ballina RFC/Connacht)
James Wright (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)

Forwards (15) –

Jack Boal (Belfast Harlequins RFC/Ulster)
Patrick Browne (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)
James Doyle (Enniscorthy RFC/Leinster)
George Hadden (Clontarf FC/Leinster)
Conall Henchy (Crescent College Comprehensive/Munster)
Charlie Irvine (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
Daniel Leane (St. Mary’s College RFC/Leinster)
Danny McCarthy (Midleton RFC/Munster)
Gus McCarthy (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Paddy McCarthy (Blackrock College/Leinster)
James McNabney (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)
Liam Molony (Blackrock College/Leinster)
George Morris (Gonzaga College/Leinster)
George Shaw (Cardiff University/IQ Rugby)
Ruadhan Quinn (Crescent College Comprehensive/Munster)


Ireland Under-19s v France Under-19s, Queen’s University Belfast RFC, Monday, April 11, kick-off 2pm
Ireland Under-19s v France Under-19s, St. Mary’s College RFC, Saturday, April 16, kick-off 2pm