12 Dec, 12:31
Munster academy scrum-half Jack Cullen and UCD's Sean McNulty have been named in the Ireland U19 first XV to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday 14th December (ko 2:30pm).
Ireland's final squad of 12 consisted of 6 Munster based players all of whom are currently or previously have been involved in the Munster U18 squads.
The girls finished top of their pool at the end of the first day of the competition with wins over Wales Dragons B 29-0, England North 28-5, Scotland 28-12 and a draw against England South West.
This finish set up a semi final outing against England South West only for the girls to narrowly miss out on a golden score. The final game saw them play London & South West side who just pipped the girls 15-5.
The Ireland Under-19 Provincial side marks another step in the progression of developing a flow of players to sustain the burgeoning Women's Sevens programme. The aim for these young women now is a place in the Emerging Ireland Women's Sevens squad with an eye on the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
IRELAND UNDER-19 PROVINCIAL GIRLS Squad:
Erin Caughey (Malone/Ulster)
Meadbh Donohoe (Tullow/Leinster)
Aoife Doyle (Shannon/Munster)
Irene Herlihy (Mallow/Munster)
Sorcha Holohan (Rugbai Corca Dhuibhne/Munster)
Mairead Hopkins (Ballina/Connacht)
Shannen Lane (Cavan/Leinster)
Emma Murphy (Railway Union/Leinster)
Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe (Clanwilliam/Munster)
Niamh O'Sullivan (Mallow/Munster)
Jayne Pennefeather (Carrigaline/Munster)
Muireann Scully (Cill Dara/Leinster)