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FIRA AER U18 European Championships

13th April 2006 By Munster Rugby

FIRA AER U18 European Championships

Having lost to Italy 24-5 in their opening game, Ireland U18 s came back into the competition with a 13-0 victory over Portugal on Wednesday.

IRELAND U-18 13-0 PORTUGAL U-18

Mogliano Veneto

Having lost to Italy 24-5 in their opening game, Ireland U18 s came back into the competition with a 13-0 victory over Portugal on Wednesday.

Midleton RFC’s Michael Cronin got the Irish off to the perfect start with a second-minute penalty, which was the only score for the first half. However, second half tries from Karl Manning and David McGergor gave Ireland the victory, keeping Portugal scoreless.

The side in captained by Clonmel RFC s second row David Foley, and also includes Conor Whelan (Nenagh Ormond RFC), Michael Moynihan (Sunday s Well), Dale Harris (Waterpark), Sean Nixon (Newcastle West) and Michael Cronin (Midleton RFC).

The Irish have a final outing against Georgia in Paese on Saturday.

Ireland U18 Squad

15 – Karl Manning (Navan RFC)
14 – Matthew Betty (Rossall School)
13 – Eamonn Sheridan (Navan RFC)
12 – William Stewart (Ballyclare RFC)
11 – Tom Rayner (Cheadle Hulme School)
10 – Frank Jones (Filton College)
9 – Kris Greene (Tallaght RFC)
1 – John Rowe (Wexford Wanderers RFC)
2 – Conor Whelan (Nenagh Ormond RFC)
3 – Andrew Cassidy (Campion School)
4 – Tom Burns (Campion School)
5 – David Foley (Clonmel RFC) Captain
6 – William Earle (Gorey RFC)
7 – David McGregor (Monaghan RFC)
8 – Bryan McKeever (Navan RFC)

Replacements:
16 – Kevin Bracken (Tullamore RFC)
17 – Michael Moynihan (Sunday s Well RFC)
18 – Conor Higgins (Ballinasloe RFC)
19 – Eoin Sheriff (Gorey RFC)
20 – Dale Harris (Waterpark RFC)
21 – Conor Armstrong (Sedbergh School)
22 – John O Brien (Connemara RFC)
23 – Damien Wildes (Greystones RFC)
24 – Sean Nixon (Newcastle West RFC)
25 – Michael Cronin (Midleton RFC)
26 – Lorcan Kavanagh (Boyne RFC)

Manager David Eakin
Coach Greg Lynch
Asst. Coach Richard Murphy
Asst. Coach Eoin Collins

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