Belvo duo in U-19 squad
Recent Leinster Schools Senior Cup winners with Belvedere, Tom de Jongh and James McKeown, have been included in Ireland's U-19 squad for the two upcoming games against France in Limerick.
Ulster Academy head coach Kieran Campbell will take charge of the 26-man squad that also includes two sons of former Ireland internationals.
Blackrock's Gavin Mullin, son of Brendan who also toured with the Lions in 1989, and Niall Saunders (father Rob played for and captained Ireland), who made his Ireland U-20 from the bench last weekend against Italy in the Six Nations, will both be looking to impress.
Both games will take place in Dooradoyle with the first of the two set to go ahead on March 30 and the follow-up on April 3.
Ireland U-19 squad (v France) - P Boyle, P Collins, G Coombes, P Hooper, T de Jongh, O Dowling, C Fitzgerald, J Foley, C Frawley, J Guy, C Hogan, J Kelly, J Larmour, J Lyons, C Maguire, M McCormack, M McDermott, T McElroy, J McKeown, R Mouatt, G Mullin, D Murphy, C Nash, M Rea, J Regan, N Saunders.