A squad of 32 made up The Connacht U17 Development Squad that travelled to England and based itself at the Oratory School in Reading last weekend.
Three games were played against a Newport Gwent Dragons, The Exiles and Saracens.
The first game against the Dragons and played at Pontypool RFC was a close fought contest with the Dragons winning the game 22pts to 19pts with a score in the last 2 minutes.

Team: Jacob Walshe (1 T), Dylan Donnellan, Saba Meunargia, Shane Boyle, Eddie Connell, James O’Hehir (Capt), Paul Hackett (1 T), Liam Brennan (Diarmuid O’Dowd-Hill), Caolin Blade (1 T) (P Power), Ciaran Gaffney (2 C), Dwayne Corcoran (Jason McGoldrick), Andrew McAleer, Matthew Mellotte, Colm Egan, Rueben Pepperhobbs

The second match was against an Exiles XV played at Ealing RFC and after a tentative start Connacht ran out 35pts to 17pts winners.
Team: Jamie McGovern, Scott Flanagan (M Davey), Niall Quinn, Eoin Morrissey, Diarmuid O’Dowd-Hill (1 T), Sam McCormack, Ross Mooney (J O’Hehir 1 T), Cathal Laheen, Enda Gavin (P Power), Ben Carty (Capt) (5 C), Jason McGoldrick (1 T), Robert Browne, Matthew Joyce, Darragh Burke (C Egan 1 T), Darragh Corbett (1 T)

The final game was played against a very strong Saracens side at the Old Albanians training ground in St Albans with the home side running out 35pt to 0pt winners.
Team: Jacob Walshe, Dylan Donnellan (S Flanagan), Saba Meunargia, Shane Boyle (E Morrissey), Diarmuid O’Dowd-Hill (E Connell), Sam McCormack, Paul Hackett (J O’Hehir), Cathal Laheen (L Brennan), Caolin Blade (E Gavin and P Power), Ben Carty (Capt) (C Gaffney), Rueben Pepperhobbs (J McGoldrick) Andrew McAleer (R Browne), Colm Egan, Matthew Mellotte, Darragh Corbett



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