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Ireland Under-18 Clubs & Schools Squad Selected For Italy Clash

Ireland Under-18 Clubs & Schools Squad Selected For Italy Clash

There is a big season ahead for the Ireland underage teams ©INPHO/Evan Treacy

The Ireland Under-18 Clubs & Schools squad (sponsored by PwC) will play an Italy Under-18 team on Sunday (April 2) at Ashbourne RFC (kick-off 2pm).

Back in November, head coach Fiach O’Loughlin, from Munster Rugby, watched his side run out impressive 43-10 winners over their Italian counterparts at the Centro di Preparazione Olimpica Giulio Onesti in Rome.

O’Loughlin is assisted in the Ireland U-18 Clubs & Schools coaching group by Daryl Maxwell (Ulster Rugby) and Morgan Codyre (Connacht Rugby).

There are only six players remaining from the side that travelled to Rome last autumn – Cian Brady, Connor Fahy, Eoghan Smyth, Henry Walker, Ambrose Bamber and Arann Pratt. Bamber, Fahy and Pratt were all try scorers that day.

IRELAND UNDER-18 CLUBS & SCHOOLS Squad (v Italy, Under-18 International Match, Ashbourne RFC, Sunday, April 2):

David Armstrong (Methodist College/Ulster)
Ambrose Bamber (Sligo Grammar School/Sligo RFC/Connacht)
Cian Brady (Coláiste an Eachréidh/Monivea RFC/Connacht)
Orin Burke (Presentation College/Monivea RFC/Connacht)
Tommy Butler (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Fionn Casserly (Crescent College Comprehensive/Munster)
Billy Corrigan (Presentation College Bray/Leinster)
Sam Corrigan (St. Michael’s College/Leinster)
Connor Fahy (Good Counsel College/Wexford Wanderers RFC/Leinster)
Marcus Lyons (Crescent College Comprehensive/Munster)
Tom McAllister (Ballyclare High School/Ulster)
Harry McKeown (Sullivan Upper School/Ulster)
Ruairi Munnelly (Newbridge College/Leinster)
Gerard Murtagh (Sligo Grammar School/Connacht)
Arann Platt (Sligo Grammar School/Sligo RFC/Connacht)
Jack Ryan (Rockwell College/Munster)
Eoghan Smyth (Midleton College/Midleton RFC/Munster)
Alex Usanov (Belvedere College/Leinster)
Matthew Te Pou (St. Munchin’s College/Munster)
Henry Walker (Hartpury College/Saracens RFC/IQ Rugby)
David Walsh (St. Michael’s College/Leinster)
Adam Watchorn (Kilkenny College/Leinster)
Sam Wisniewski (St. Vincent’s Castleknock College/Leinster)