Connacht players named in National Development team

An Ireland Under-19/ Under-20 development team has been named to play a France Under-19 selection in Besançon, which is located 50km East of Dijon.
The match against France is the second of two annual matches which allows the IRFU to benchmark individuals as well as the quality of the player development cycle. The team is made up of the best U19 (as per 1st jan IRB regulations) from schools and clubs and is coached by Leinster Academy Coach Colin McEntee and Ulster’s Johnny Bell.

Ireland U19/U20 development team to play France U19 on Thursday, April 21st at 19.00hrs (local time) at the Stade Léo Lagrange, Besançon:
15 – Peter Nelson (Royal School Dungannon/Ulster)
14 – Conor Finn (Cistercian College/Connacht)
13 – Stephen Murphy (Gonzaga School/Leinster)
12 – Shane Layden (Carrick on Shannon/Connacht)
11 – Barry Daly (Gonzaga School/Leinster)
10 – Cathal Marsh (Dublin University/Leinster)
9 – Kieran Marmion (UWIC/Exile)
1 – Des Merrey (Clontarf/Leinster)
2 – Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster)
3 – Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
4 – Darren O’Shea (Bruce College/Munster)
5 – Iain Henderson (Queens/Ulster)
6 – Jack Conan (St. Gerards School/Leinster)
7 – Conor Gilsenan (Clongowes Wood College/Leinster) Captain
8 – Jordan Coughlan (Clongowes Wood College/Leinster)
16 – Johnny Murphy (Banbridge/Ulster)
17 – Ryan Jablonski (London Irish/Exiles)
18 – Rory Harrison (UCD /Ulster)
19 – Brian Moylett (Lansdowne/Connacht)
20 – Charles Gallagher (Campbell College/Ulster)
21 – Conor Spence (Queens/Ulster)
22 – Jack Carty (Buccaneers /Connacht)
23 – Tadhg Leader (Galwegians/Connacht)

Team Management:
Manager – Barney McGonigle
Coach – Colin McEntee
Assist. Coach – Johnny Bell
Doctor – Tim O’ Flanagan
Physio – Barry Smith
Strength & Conditioning Coach – Sami Dowling
Team assistant – Pat Downey


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