Ireland U18 Clubs Head Coach Fiach O’Loughlin has named his squad for this Saturday’s test vs Italy in  Ghirada Center Treviso (kick off 4pm).
The squad includes 11 of the Connacht U18 side that won the interprovincial crown in August – the province’s first title at U18 level for 10 years.
Of the 11 players there are 7 in the starting line-up. They are Eoin de Buitléar and Cian Scanlon in the front row, lock Darragh Murray (captain), flanker Oisin McCormack, number 8 Donnacha Byrne, scrum-half Aodha Hession and outside centre Shane Jennings.
The full squad assembled on Monday morning in Kings Hospital Dublin and will travel to Italy this afternoon.

Start # Name Club/Academy Province
1 Monty Royston Hartpury RFC IQ Rugby
2 Eoin de Buitléar Corinthians RFC Connacht
3 Cian Scanlon Corinthians RFC Connacht
4 Darragh Murray (c) Buccaneers RFC Connacht
5 Jay Traynor Waterpark RFC Munster
6 Mark Boyle Gorey RFC Leinster
7 Oisin McCormack Ballinasloe RFC Connacht
8 Donnacha Byrne Sligo RFC Connacht
9 Aodha Hession Creggs RFC Connacht
10 Michael Cooke Newcastle Falcons IQ Rugby
11 Zach Kavanagh Bristol Bears IQ Rugby
12 Karl Martin Boyne RFC Leinster
13 Shane Jennings Ballinasloe RFC Connacht
14 Josh O’Connor Wexford Wanderers RFC Leinster
15 Jamie Osbourne Naas RFC Leinster
16 Dylan Murphy Nenagh RFC Munster
17 Liam Bishop Yorkshire Carnegie RFC IQ Rugby
18 Darragh McCarthy Cobh Pirates RFC Munster
19 Cathal Fleming Monivea RFC Connacht
20 Hubert Costello Corinthians RFC Connacht
21 Ethan Coughlan Ennis RFC Munster
22 Cathal Forde Corinthians RFC Connacht
23 Conor O’Shaughnessy Galwegians RFC Connacht

Head Coach – Fiach O’Loughlin
Assistant Coach – Johnny Graham
Team Manager – Philip Coyle
S&C – Matt Godfrey
Baggage Master – Mick Coughlan
Physio – Nicola Bolger
Doctor – Padraig Sheeran
Analyst – Jim Herring


U18 and U19 matchday squads named for Interpro openers vs Ulster