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Provincial quartet to join Irish U-18s on Euro stage

Published 11/04/2014 | 02:30

Calvin Nash - pictured scoring for Crescent College Comprehensive in the SEAT Munster Schools' Senior Cup - has earned a call-up to the Ireland U-18 Schools squad
Calvin Nash - pictured scoring for Crescent College Comprehensive in the SEAT Munster Schools' Senior Cup - has earned a call-up to the Ireland U-18 Schools squad

Four Munster players have been named on the Ireland U-18 Schools squad for the FIRA U-18 European Championships which begin today in Poland and run until April 19.

Crescent College Comprehensive winger Calvin Nash has been named along with PBC centre Paul Kiernan.

And two players from Rockwell College have been selected, winger Alan McMahon and second-row Sean O'Connor.

Ireland, who compete in the Elite Division, will start their campaign off against Georgia today in Opalenica in western Poland.

An Irish win would set up a showdown against either France or Italy next Tuesday. Ireland's final match of the championships will take place on tomorrow week, April 19.

The other competing nations in the Elite Division of the FIRA European Championships include England, Wales, France, Scotland, Italy, Georgia and Portugal.

The Ireland U-18 Schools team are coached by Noel McNamara (head coach), Mark Butler (backs coach), Brian Robinson (forwards coach) and Paul McCarthy (scrum coach).

U-18 Schools squad for FIRA European Championships – P Claffey (Garbally/Connacht), W Connors (Clongowes/ Leinster), C Cregan (St Michael's/Leinster), M Deegan (St Michael's/Leinster), D Duggan (St Michael's/Leinster), M Gilsenan (St Michael's/Leinster), J Guy (St Andrews/ Leinster), G Jones (St Andrews/Leinster), H Kean (Blackrock/Leinster), C Kenny (Garbally/Connacht), P Kiernan (Presentation/Munster), J Larmour (St Andrews/Leinster), C McIlmurray (Campbell/Ulster), A McMahon (Rockwell/Munster), J Molony (Clongowes/Leinster), C Mulcahy (Clongowes/Leinster), C Nash (Crescent/Munster), J O'Brien (Newbridge/Leinster), S O'Connor (Rockwell/Munster), C O'Donnell (Summerhill/Connacht), O O'Meara (St Michael's/Leinster), R Osborne (Clongowes/ Leinster), A Porter (St Andrews/Leinster), J Power (Blackrock/Leinster), J Ryan (St Michael's/Leinster), J Stockdale (Wallace/Ulster).

FIRA European Championships fixtures

IRELAND U-18 SCHOOLS v Georgia

Today, Opalenica, 2.00pm (1.00pm Irish time)

IRELAND U-18 SCHOOLS v TBC

Tuesday, April 15, TBC, KO TBC

IRELAND U-18 SCHOOLS v TBC

Saturday, April 19, TBC, KO TBC

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