RiceGarb 091MThree Connacht players have been selected in the Irish U18 schools squad for the upcoming FIRA Euroepean Championships in Poland. Elverys Connacht Schools Senior Cup runners up Garbally College in Ballinasloe have two representatives in the squad, with tighthead prop Conor Kenny and lock/backrow Peter Claffey joining Summerhill College prop Conan O’Donnell.
 
Claffey and O’Donnell both featured recently for the Irish U18 schools in their win over Scotland U18.
 
from irishrugby.ie:
 
The Ireland U18 Schools squad, sponsored by PWC, has been announced for the FIRA U18 European Championships which take place in Poland from the 11 – 19th April.
 

Ireland who compete in the Elite Division will start their campaign off against Georgia on Friday 11th April in Opalenica in Western Poland. 

An Irish win would set up a clash against either France or Italy on Tuesday 15th April.  Ireland’s final match of the championships will take place on Saturday 19th April.

The other competing nations in the Elite Division of the FIRA European Championships include England, Wales, France, Scotland, Italy, Georgia and Portugal. 

The Ireland U18 Schools team is coached by Noel McNamara (Head Coach), Mark Butler (Backs Coach), Brian Robinson (Forwards Coach) and Paul McCarthy (Scrum Coach).

Ireland U-18 Schools Squad (FIRA U-18 European Championships, Poland)

Peter Claffey (Garbally/Connacht)
Will Connors (Clongowes/Leinster)
Charlie Cregan (St Michaels/Leinster)
Max Deegan (St Michaels/Leinster)
David Duggan (St Michaels/Leinster)
Matthew Gilsenan (St Michaels/Leinster)
Johnny Guy (St Andrews/Leinster)
Greg Jones (St Andrews/Leinster)
Hugo Kean (Blackrock/Leinster)
Conor Kenny (Garbally/Connacht)
Paul Kiernan (Presentation/Munster)
Jordan Larmour (St Andrews/Leinster)
Conor McIlmurray (Campbell/Ulster)
Alan McMahon (Rockwell/Munster)
John Molony (Clongowes/Leinster)
Colm Mulcahy (Clongowes/Leinster)
Calvin Nash (Crescent/Munster)
Jimmy O’Brien (Newbridge/Leinster)
Sean O’Connor (Rockwell/Munster)
Conan O’Donnell (Summerhill/Connacht)
Oisin O’Meara (St Michaels/Leinster)
Rowan Osborne (Clongowes/Leinster)
Andrew Porter (St Andrews/Leinster)
Jack Power (Blackrock/Leinster)
James Ryan (St Michaels/Leinster)
Jacob Stockdale (Wallace/Ulster)

FIRA European Championships Fixture

IRELAND U18 SCHOOLS v Georgia
Friday 11th April 2014
Opalenica KO 14:00 (13:00 Irish Time)

IRELAND U18 SCHOOLS v TBC
Tuesday 15th April 2014
TBC KO TBC

IRELAND U18 SCHOOLS v TBC
Saturday 19th April 2014
TBC KO TBC

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