Eoin Griffin, Tiernan O’Halloran & Denis Buckley have been included in the Irish squad for the FIRA World Cup in Argentina in June.

The Ireland Under 20 squad (sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers) has been named by Coach Allen Clarke for this year’s IRB Junior World Championship which will take place in the Santa Fé region of Argentina in June.  Clarke has named a 25 man squad with one further position to be filled.

The squad has a familiar look, as there is only player named that did not partake in this year’s 6 nations tournament, with Leinster’s Noel Reid coming in the squad. Five players return to the JWC from last year’s squad including Captain Rhys Ruddock.

The Irish side head into this year’s tournament with the Under 20’s 6 nations title safely tucked under their belt.

Clark said “We are looking forward to the IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina in June and have strong foundations to build on from the work we have done during the 6 nations.”

Ireland has been placed in Pool B of the Junior World Championship and their opening three games see them play France, England and host nation Argentina.

IRB Junior Rugby World Cup Squad 2010:

Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Denis Buckley (Corinthians/Connacht)
Patrick Butler (Shannon/ Munster)
Bryan Cagney (UCC/Munster)
Andrew Conway (Blackrock/Leinster)
John Cooney (UCD/Leinster)
David Doyle (UCD/Leinster)
Eoin Griffin (Corinthians/Connacht)
Brian Hayes (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Michael Heaney (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Darren Hudson (St. Mary’s/Leinster)
Brendan Macken (Blackrock/Leinster)
Stewart Maguire (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Ben Marshall (UCD/Leinster)
James McKinney (Queens/Ulster)
Jordi Murphy (Blackrock/Leinster)
Robin O’Sullivan (Bective/Leinster)
David O’Callaghan (UCC/Munster)*
Jack O’Connell (Lansdowne/Leinster)*
Tiernan O’Halloran (Galwegians/Connacht)
Noel Reid (UCD/Leinster)
Rhys Ruddock (UCD/Leinster)*
Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster)*
Nevin Spence (Ballynahinch/Ulster)*
Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)
AN Other

*Denotes players who were involved with last year’s JWC

05 Jun -France v Ireland – Estadio El Coloso del Parque, Rosario – 14:00
09 Jun -England v Ireland – Estadio El Coloso del Parque, Rosario – 14:00
13 Jun – Argentina v Ireland – Estadio El Coloso del Parque, Rosario -16:00

Two weeks ago Mark Dolan and Eoin McKeon played for Ireland U19 against France in Donnybrook where they won 13 – 12 while no less then seven Connacht players have been involved with the Irish U18 teams:

Irish youths
Callum Boland (Buccaneers)
Joe Keane (UL Bohemians)
Conor Kindregan (Monivea)
Jack Carty (Buccaneers)
Shane Layden (Cistercian Coll. Roscrea)
Ireland U-18 Clubs team defeated Germany 20-11 in the opening game and face Georgia in the Casale Sul Sile Stadium in Treviso on Wednesday night.

Irish Schools
Aaron Conneely (Colaiste Iognaid)
Daniel Qualter (Sligo Grammar School)
Gary McConnell (Sligo Grammar School)



The Jes reach last four with last minute winner