Connacht under 19 Head Coach Ambrose Conboy has selected his squad for the opening round of the 2018 Interprovincial Championship against Leinster in Crowley Park, Galwegians RFC on Saturday (1st September) at 1.30pm.
Six different Connacht Clubs are represented with Westport man and fly-half Dylan Prendergast captaining the squad for the series.
Galwegians have five players including three on the starting team. Iarlaith Morrin Laheen and Joshua Duane are in the pack and Oran McNulty is named at full back. Thomas Connolly and Adam Cunningham are amoung the replacement.
Corinthians also have two players in the match day 23 (Hubert Costello and Evan Kenny). Creggs’ Tim Lambe is named at scrum half, Oughterard’s Robert Deacy is at centre and Ballinasloe’s All-Ireland minor hurling winner Shane Jennings is on the bench.
Congratulations To Evan Kenny and Hubert Costello!
Connacht U19 Head Coach Ambrose Conboy has selected his squad for the opening round of the 2018 U19 Interprovincial Championship against Leinster in Crowley… https://t.co/3BQMbZSfs4
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Following this weekend’s game, the squad head into back-to-back away fixtures – firstly against Ulster in Bangor on Saturday 8th September (k/o 3pm), followed by a trip to Thomond Park to meet Munster on Saturday 15th September (k/o 1.30pm).
“The squad have been training really well in the buildup to the series,” said Conboy. “We’re looking forward to the challenges it brings as well as the opportunities for these young men to represent the province.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing Connacht fans support the group in Crowley Park before the pro side kick-off their season later that afternoon”.
Conboy is joined on the management team by Eric Elwood and Mervyn Murphy.
1 Jerry Cahir CC Roscrea
2 Billy McVann Ballina RFC
3 Liam Winnett Buccaneers RFC
4 Fergus Galvin Buccaneers RFC
5 Iarlaith Morrin Laheen Galwegians RFC
6 Lucas Culliton CC Roscrea
7 Mathias O’Neill Buccaneers RFC
8 Joshua Dunne Galwegians RFC
9 Tim Lambe Creggs RFC
10 Dylan Prendergast(C) Westport RFC
11 Ben Murphy Buccaneers RFC
12 Robert Deacy Oughterard RFC
13 Diarmuid Kilgallen CC Roscrea
14 Bradley Nealon Ballina RFC
15 Oran McNulty Galwegians RFC
16 Darren Browne Buccaneers RFC
17 Harry O’Reilly Buccaneers RFC
18 Thomas Connolly Galwegians RFC
19 Luke Carton Longford RFC
20 Hubert Costello Corinthians RFC
21 Evan Kenny Corinthians RFC
22 Adam Cunningham Galwegians RFC
23 Shane Jennings Ballinasloe RFC