Conor McMenamin, a student at Colaiste Ailigh, has been included in the Ireland U18 Schools team to play Wales at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday afternoon, Kick-off: 2.30pm
Team manager Peter Smyth has rotated his squad following the three point win over Italy U18 on Saturday.
David McCann assumes the captain’s armband in a much changed pack. Conor Morrissey, Padraig McCarthy and Charlie Ward come into the front row with Conor McMenamin paired with Cian Prendergast in the second row. Sean O’Brien and Anthony Ryan fill the flank positions.
A new halfback pairing of Ben Murphy and Dylan Prendergast get the nod from the off with Ben Power getting a run at 13 and Chris Cosgrove filling the number 15 shirt.
The final game of the series sees Ireland U18 Schools take on Scotland U18 in Cardiff on Sunday.
Ireland Under 18 Schools v Wales Under 18 (Wednesday 4th April 2018 – Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales Kick-off: 2.30pm)
15. Chris Cosgrove (St. Michael’s College)
14. Andrew Smith (St. Michael’s College)
13. Ben Power (Campbell College)
12. Angus Adair (RBAI)
11. Aaron Sexton (Bangor GS)
10. Dylan Prendergast (Sancta Maria College)
9. Ben Murphy (Presentation College Bray)
1. Conor Morrissey (Mayfield CS)
2. Padraig McCarthy (Colaiste Pobail Bheanntrai)
3. Charlie Ward (Tullow Community School)
4. Conor McMenamin (Colaiste Ailigh)
5. Cian Prendergast (Newbridge College)
6. Sean O’Brien (Blackrock College)
7. Anthony Ryan (Clongowes Wood College)
8. David McCann (RBAI) captain
16. Tom Stewart (Belfast Royal Academy)
17. John McKee (Campbell College)
18. Tom Clarkson (Blackrock College)
19. Cian Hurley (CBC)
20. Tom Ahern (St. Augustine’s, Dungarvan)
21. Alex Kendellen (PBC)
22. Ryan O’Neill (RS Armagh)
23. Nathan Doak (Wallace HS)
24. Paddy McKenzie (East Glendalough School)
25. Karl Martin (St. Marys School, Drogheda)
26. Max O’Reilly (St Gerard’s School)
IRELAND U18 SCHOOLS FIXTURES
IRELAND U18 SCHOOLS v WALES U18
Wednesday, 4th April 2.30pm, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales
IRELAND U18 SCHOOLS v SCOTLAND U18
Sunday, 8th April 12.00pm, Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales
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