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O'Reilly's schoolboys in green ready for Aussies

THE Ireland Boys Under-18 Schools side kick-off 2015 on Monday when they take on their touring Australian counterparts.

The Australian schools side arrive at Home Farm FC (2.0) in Dublin for game five of a 10-game series against sides from England, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The visitors won 3-2 the last time the sides clashed, in 2012, following a 3-1 success in 2010.

Ireland boss Paddy O'Reilly, of Trinity Comprehensive, will test his 20-man panel, before reducing it to 18 for the Centerary Shield opener away at Northern Ireland on St Patrick's Day.

IRELAND SQUAD: P Murphy (Gorey CS), C McCarthy (Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal), C Ellis (Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai), M Buckley (MICC Dunmanway), G Poynton (Coláiste na hInse), L McCarron (Crana College), o Hassett (St Eunan's College), C Chambers (Gorey CS), J Ahearne (Confey College), A Ó Laoí (Colaiste Cholmcille), C Melody (St. Joseph's College), N Benson (Rockbrook Park), E Osam (Coláiste Chilliain), A Robinson (St Benildus), D Markey (Coláiste Phadraig), T Carey (St Paul's CBS), D Watts (Clonkeen College), Daire O'Connor (Gaelcholaiste na Mara), D Tobin (Oatlands College), E Boyle (Wexford Vocational School).