Three Limerick based players named in Ireland U18 Schools and Clubs Squad

Ireland U18 Schools and Clubs Head Coach, Mark Butler has named a 24 man squad for their upcoming games against English Counties this week. Butler’s squad will face the English twice. the first game will be tomorrow and the second on Saturday. Both games kick off at 2pm in Ashbourne RFC

Whilst last year saw a combined squad of schools and clubs players, this year has seem the return of the Schools squad, who are currently touring in Wales. Therefore, those eligible for this squad are the best club players in the country as well as those who missed out on the schools panel.

Glenstal Abbey are rewarded for their run to the Munster Schools Senior Cup final with two members of their squad included. These are Luke Fitzgerald, who plays club rugby for Young Munster and Mark Fleming. The third Limerick representative on the team is St Munchins’ Paddy Kelly.

There are also six Exiles included in the 24 man squad.

Ireland U18 Clubs and Schools squad:

Darragh Bolger (Clontarf FC / Portmarnock Community School / Leinster)
Ashley Deane (Bandon Grammar / Munster)
Colin Deane (Bandon Grammar / Munster)
Kieran Dunne (Sale Sharks / Exiles)
Caolan Englefield (Harlequin FC / St. Paul’s CC, Sunbury / Exiles)
Luke Fitzgerald (Young Munster / Glenstal Abbey / Munster)
Mark Fleming (Glenstal Abbey / Munster)
Bruce Huston (Ballymena Academy / Ulster)
Cian Huxford (Galway Corinthians / Calasantius College / Connacht)
Conor Kelly (CC Roscrea / Leinster)
Paddy Kelly (St.Munchin’s College / Munster)
Oisin Kiernan (Campbell College Belfast / Ulster)
Hugh Lane (Galwegians / Presentation College Athenry / Connacht)
Jamie Macartney (Campbell College Belfast / Ulster)
Tom Maher (Blackrock College / Leinster)
Jack McIntosh (St.Pius Xavier College / Rainey RFC / Ulster)
Conor McMenamin (Letterkenny RFC / Colaiste Ailigh / Ulster)
Oran McNulty (Bath RFC / Millfield / Exiles)
Sean Molony (Blackrock College / Leinster)
Aaron O’Sullivan (Wasps / Henley College / Exiles)
Aaron Sexton (Bangor Grammar School / Ulster)
Colin Sisk (CBC Cork / Munster)
Callum Torpey (London Irish RFC / Epsom College / Exiles)
Jack Walters (London Irish / St. Paul’s CC, Sunbury / Exiles)

Ireland U18 Clubs and Schools fixtures:

Ireland v England Counties, Ashbourne RFC

Wednesday 12 April, KO 2pm

Ireland v England Counties, Ashbourne RFC

Saturday 15 April, KO 2pm