30 Jan 15
This season's Munster Youths U-16 competition begins at the weekend with the 18 best young club sides in the province looking to capture the Munster Youths U-16 title.
On 23rd March last a squad of 29 players took part in a friendly at Ashbourne RFC against Ulster U19s and a further selection of 29 players competed a week later in Ennis RFC where they took on their Connacht counterparts.
This Wednesday, 3rd April, Munster U19s will play Leinster U19s at Portlaoise RFC (ko 12.30pm) which will include Munster players who recently represented Ireland Schools in France at the FIRA championship.
Players will then take part in a vigorous fitness testing process where the squad will be whittled down to 36. These players will compete in a charity match against Old Crescent U19s on 13th April, at Crescent College Comprehensive in a final player selection day.
This will see the squad reduced to 26 players who will take part in the five week Munster Talent Camp programme this summer together with the Munster U20, Munster 18 Clubs and Munster U18 Schools squads.