Seven Connacht clubs and 12 Connacht schools are represented in the selection with the squad well prepared after a busy summer of training with Head Coach JP Walsh, Eric Elwood and Colm Tucker.
Preparations were completed last month with warm-up games against the Munster Schools side and the Irish Exiles.
Connacht: Conor O'Shaughnessy (Galwegians RFC/St Jarlath’s); Dara Hanrahan (Corinthians RFC/Coláiste Iognáid)Saul O'Carroll (Buccaneers RFC/Garbally College), Craig McCormack (Ballina RFC/Gortnor Abbey), Shane Jennings (Ballinasloe RFC/Garbally College); Adam Cunningham (Galwegians RFC/Coláiste Iognáid), Evan Kenny (Corinthians RFC/Coláiste Iognáid); Cathal O'Grady (Buccaneers RFC/Marist College); Billy McVann (Ballina RFC/St Muredach’s College), Niall Carney (Corinthians RFC/St Jarlath’s College); Dara Murray (Buccaneers RFC/St Aloysius College), Iarlaith Laheen-Morrin (Galwegians RFC/Calasanctius College) (C); Sean Keaney (Galwegians RFC/The Bish), Mathias O'Neill (Buccaneers RFC/ Marist College), Jack Mulholland (Corinthians RFC/The Bish).
Replacements: Darren Browne (Buccaneers RFC/Marist College), Caolin Hopkins (Ballina RFC/St Joseph’s Foxford), Liam Doyle (Buccaneers RFC/Marist College), Thomas Connolly (Galwegians RFC), Oisin McCormack (Ballinasloe RFC/Garbally College), Tim Lambe (Creggs RFC/CBS Roscommon), Danial Plaster (Castlebar RFC/St Gerald’s College), Nathan Horan (Buccaneers RFC/Garbally College).
Connacht U18 Coaching & Management Team
Head Coach: JP Walsh
Coach: Eric Elwood
Coach: Colm Tucker
S&C Coach: Michéal Devane
Physio: Shayne O’Reilly
Manager: Philip Coyle
Connacht U18 Interpro Fixtures
Sat Sept 9th
Munster v Connacht, Cork IT, 2pm;
Sat Sept 16th
Connacht v Leinster, The Sportsground, 2.30pm;
Sat Sept 23rd
Ulster v Connacht, Armagh RFC, 2.30pm;