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Ireland U18 Men’s 7s Squad Named For Rugby Europe Championship

6th July 2022 By The Editor

Ireland U18 Men’s 7s Squad Named For Rugby Europe Championship

Ben O'Connor has been included in the Ireland U18 Men's 7s squad ©INPHO

The Ireland U18 Men’s 7s squad has been named for the Rugby Europe U18 Championship in Poland this weekend.

There are five Munster players in the 12-man squad; Jake O’Riordan, Gene O’Leary, Ben O’Connor, Stephen Kiely and Jed O’Dwyer.

Finn Treacy, Ben O’Connor and Stephen Kiely were part of the Ireland U18 15s squad that took part in the U-18 Men’s Six Nations Festival in Marcoussis in April, while Tadhg Brophy and Lucas Kenny lined out for the Ireland U-18 Clubs and Schools side earlier this year.

Coached by Mike Pettman and Kieran Hurrell, the twelve-man squad is drawn in Pool A with Germany, Spain and Ukraine for the tournament which takes place at the Dolcan Arena in Zabki.

There are two players, Charlie Griffin and Freddie Reader, who have come through the IQ Rugby programme, which identifies and develops young Irish Qualified players overseas.

Follow the championship on the Rugby Europe website here.

Ireland U18 Men’s 7s Squad (Rugby Europe Championship)

Lucas Kenny (Campbell College/Ulster)
Ben McFarlane (Methodist College/Ulster)
Mark Lee (Rainey Old Boys/Ulster)
Charlie Griffin (Harrow College/IQ Rugby)
Finn Treacy (Presentation College, Bray/Leinster)
Jake O’Riordan (St. Munchin’s College/Munster)
Tadhg Brophy (Newbridge College/Leinster)
Gene O’Leary Kareem (PBC Cork/Munster)
Ben O’Connor (PBC Cork/Munster)
Freddie Reader (Stonyhurst College/IQ Rugby)
Stephen Kiely (Castletroy College/Munster)
Jed O’Dwyer (Crescent College/Munster)

Day 1 Fixture Schedule (Saturday, July 9)

Germany v Ireland, 11.12 am

Spain v Ireland, 14.08 pm

Ireland v Ukraine, 17.48 pm

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