20 May, 12:23
Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald, Head Coach Rob Penney and UL's Director of Sport and Recreation David Mahedy held a press conference in UL to talk about the up and coming one training centre for Munster Rugby.
Monivea’s Caolin Blade starts at scrumhalf on Saturday while his older brother Darren will be leading Monivea in the Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup.
Blade is partnered by Navan’s Fergal Cleary in the half backs. Sean O’Hagan and Adam Byrne form the midfield pairing while Alex Webb, James O’Sullivan and Adrian Enright make up the back three.
Up front Peter Dooley, Paul O’Donnell and Jacon Walshe form the front row with Ballymoney’s Russel Blair and Charleville’s John Madigan in the second row.
There are two Exiles in the back row – Frankie Taggart and Joe Bercis- with Waterpark’s Jack O’Donoghue at number 8.
Ireland U18 Club Team
15. Alex Webb (Merchiston/Exiles)
14. James O’Sullivan (Whitgift/Exiles)
13. Adam Byrne (UCD/Leinster)
12. Sean O’Hagan (St. Benedicts/Exiles)
11. Adrian Enright (Abbeyfeale/Munster)
10. Fergal Cleary (Navan/Leinster)
9. Caolin Blade (Monivea/Connacht)
1. Peter Dooley (Birr/Leinster)
2. Paul O’Donnell (Galwegians/Connacht)
3. Jacob Walshe (Ballinasloe/Connacht)
4. Russell Blair (Ballymoney/Ulster)
5. John Madigan (Charleville/Munster)
6. Frankie Taggart (Whitgift/Exiles)
7. Joe Bercis (Rugby Lions/Exiles)
8. Jack O’Donoghue (Waterpark/Munster)
16. Brian Cunningham (Navan/Leinster)
17. Stephen Dalton (Westcombe Park/Exiles)
18. Scott Flanagan (Buccaneers/Connacht)
19. Luke Connolly (Glamorgan/Exiles)
20. Killian Sweeney (Malahide/Leinster)
21. Killian O’Keefe (Crosshaven/Munster)
22. Seamus Keating (Dungarvan/Munster)
23. Jim White (Enniscorthy/Leinster)