The Connacht U18s management team have named the starting line-up for today’s final U18s inter-pro against Ulster at University of Limerick.

The side are aiming to complete a sweep of victories at the U18s Festival after narrowly overcoming Leinster last weekend followed by an impressive showing over Munster on Wednesday.

Kick off is at 1pm.

1 Coalin Hopkins
2 Matthew Earley
3 Alan Duffy
4 Cathal Fleming
5 Darragh Murray (Captain)
6 Hubert Costello
7 Oisin McCormack
8 Kacper Palamarzuck
9 Leo McFarlane
10 Cathal Forde
11 Harry Balsiger
12 Luke Hogge
13 Dylan Kane
14 Darragh Hanrahan
15 Conor O’Shaughnessy (Vice Captain)
16 Eoin de Buitléar
17 Conal O’Griofa
18 Edward Shekete
19 Martin Fallon
20 Diarmuid McCormack (Vice Captain)
21 Donnacha Byrne
22 Aodha Hession
23 Rory McCleane
24 Jack Power
25 Cian Scanlon
26 Hubert Gilvarry

The Connacht U18s management team have announced a 26-man squad for the upcoming U18 Inter-Provincial Series.

In a first for the competition the series will take place in its entirety across eight days at University of Limerick, with the squad travelling to their base tomorrow morning ahead of the series opener against Leinster U18s on Saturday (k/o 11am).

Next up is a meeting with Munster U18s on Wednesday 22nd August (k/o 3pm), followed by the concluding game against Ulster U18s on Sunday 26th August (k/o 1pm).

Connacht U18 Head Coach Colm Tucker says:

“We are looking forward to the upcoming challenge of the inter-pro series in UL. It will be the first time this format has been employed with 3 games over 8 days and it presents a very exciting and tough challenge with all teams boarding and training in UL for the duration. The squad have worked hard this summer and have prepared well. We are looking forward to getting to Limerick and getting the games underway. We would hope to see as many Connacht supporters there as possible to support the team.”

CONNACHT U18’s 2018/19
Name Position Club School
Alan Duffy Prop Ballina RFC Jesus and Mary Enniscrone
Aodha Hession Scrumhalf Creggs RFC CBS Roscommon
Caolan Hopkins Prop Ballina RFC St. Josephs, Foxford
Cathal Fleming Backrow Monivea RFC Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew
Cathal Forde Outhalf Corinthians RFC Colaiste Iognaid
Cian Scanlon Prop Corinthians RFC Scoil Chuimsitheach, Chiaran
Conal O’Grioffa Backrow Corinthians RFC Scoil Chuimsitheach, Chiaran
Conor O’Shaughnessy Fullback Galweigans RFC St Jarleths
Daragh Hanrahan Centre Corinthians RFC Colaiste Iognaid
Daragh Murray Second Row Buccaneers RFC Colaiste Chiaran
Diarmuid McCormack Backrow Corinthians RFC Colaiste Iognaid
Donnacha Byrne Backrow Sligo RFC Summerhill College
Eoin de Buitléar Hooker Corinthians RFC Scoil Chuimsitheach, Chiaran
Harry Balsiger Fullback Buccaneers RFC Gallen CS
Hubert Costello Backrow Corinthians RFC Calasanctius College
Hubert Gilvarry Fullback Sligo RFC Sligo Grammar
Jack Power Centre Galweigans RFC Colaiste Iognaid
Kacper Palamarczuk Number 8 Westport RFC Rice College
Leo McFarlane Scrumhalf Buccaneers RFC Marist College, Athlone
Luke Hogge Centre Sligo RFC Colaiste Mhuire
Martin Fallon Second row Buccaneers RFC Marist College, Athlone
Matthew Earley Hooker Carrick on Shannon RFC Sligo Grammar
Oisin McCormack Backrow Ballinasloe RFC Garbally
Rory McCleane Wing Oughterard RFC Colaiste Einde
Sam O’Sullivan Centre Creggs RFC Marist College, Athlone
Dylan Keane Centre Ballinrobe RFC Roscrea
Colm Tucker Head Coach
Lyndon Jones Assistant Coach
Richard Doyle Manager
Ann Caffrey S&C
Ryan Worden Lead Physio
Sheosaimh McDonagh Analyst
Shane O’Reilly Physio


Saturday 18th August
Connacht U18s v Leinster U18s (kick-off 11am)

Wednesday 22nd August
Connacht U18s v Munster U18s (kick-off 3pm)

Sunday 26th August
Connacht U18s v Ulster U18s (kick-off 1pm)


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