Tuesday 21 November 2017

Nine Reds in U-18s

Four backs and five forwards from Munster were included in the Ireland U-18 Schools Development squad training camp in Dublin last week. Photo: Getty
Four backs and five forwards from Munster were included in the Ireland U-18 Schools Development squad training camp in Dublin last week. Photo: Getty

Nine Munster players took part in the Ireland U-18 Schools Development squad training camp in Dublin last week.

The squad was coached by Noel McNamara and assisted by Munster Rugby elite player development officer Colm McMahon and Bryan Young.

The Ireland U-18 Schools Development team will take part in a Five Nations tournament in Wales alongside England, Scotland, Italy and hosts Wales in April.

Four backs and five forwards from Munster were included in the national side.

Backs: Craig Casey (Ardscoil Rís), Sean French (PBC), Conor Hayes (Young Munster) and John Hurley (Crescent College Comp).

Forwards: Colin Deane (Bandon Grammar), John Hodnett (Clonakilty), Luke Masters (CBC), Billy Scannell (PBC) and Josh Wycherley (CC Roscrea).

Billy Scannell, younger brother of senior players Niall and Rory, could become the third Scannell brother to play for the Ireland U-18 Schools team if selected for the Five Nations.

Josh Wycherley's older brother, Fineen, is a member of the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy and is currently in a training camp with the Ireland U-20s.

Irish Independent

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