Brian Cahill (Bruff), Denis Hurley (UCC), Barry Keeshan (Cork Constitution), Breffni O Donnell (U.L. Bohemians) and David O Leary (UCC) are the five backs included for competitive outings this season against French regional selections in Paris.
A squad of 41 players will be split into two selections and will play two games in Marcoussis, Paris at the CNR Honour Stadium on Saturday November 27th, with the first game kicking off at 12.00hrs, followed by the second at 13.30hrs.
The Irish under 21 Squad to play two French under 21 Regional XV s is as follows:
Forwards (22): John Andress (Belfast Harlequins), Eamonn Bracken (Buccaneers), Ryan Caldwell (Dungannon), James Coady (Dublin University), Michael Diffley (Buccaneers), Alex Dunlop (Terenure College), Michael Essex (UCC), Stephen Ferris (Dungannon), Oisin Hennessy (Dungannon) Chris Henry (Malone), David Houston (City of Derry), Anthony Kavanagh (Garryowen), Ronan Loughney (U.L. Bohemians), Gary Maxwell (Dungannon), Mark Melbourne (Garryowen), Joe Merrigan (Corinthians), Glen Moore (Queens University), Brett McNamee (Northampton), Robert Quinn (UCC), Philip Rowe (Dublin University), Lewis Stevensen (Belfast Harlequins), Devon Toner (Lansdowne).
Backs (19): Peter Beirne (Blackrock), Brian Cahill (Bruff), Stephen Grissing (UCD), Mark Hewitt (Clontarf), Thomas Horner (Belfast Harlequins), Philip Howard (Dublin University), Denis Hurley (UCC), Barry Keeshan (Cork Constitution), Mark Kettyle (Belfast Harlequins), Stewart Megaw (Queens University), Ross McCarron (UCD), Paul McKenzie (Belfast Harlequins), Breffni O Donnell (U.L. Bohemians), David O Leary (UCC), Danny Riordan (Corinithians), Jonathon Sexton (St. Mary s College), Gareth Steenson (Dungannon), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena), Cillian Willis (UCD).
Coach - Mark McDermott Assistant Coach - Brian Walsh Manager - David Haslett