The Ireland Under-20 team, sponsored by PwC, has been named for the final game of the RBS 6 Nations Championship against England at Dubarry Park (kick-off 7.45pm).
The most interesting thing about the squad announcement is that it states that Patrick Jackson, Luke Marshall and winger Craig Gilroy, who scored a superb try against Wales, have been called up to the Ulster squad.
The Under 20’s also lose Ulster hooker, and Ireland captain, Niall Annett who has failed to recover from the injury he picked up against Wales.
Ulster’s sole representative is scrum half Blane McIlroy.
The impressive Leinster player, Number 8 Jordi Murphy, who is in his second year at this level, will captain the team in the absence of Annett.
Unfortunately I think it’ll be a long night for the boys in green!
IRELAND: Michael Sherlock (Leinster), Tiernan O’Halloran (Connacht), Alex Kelly (Leinster), JJ Hanrahan (Munster), Andrew Boyle (Leinster), Cathal Marsh (Leinster), Blane McIlroy (Ulster), James Tracy (Leinster), David Doyle (Leinster), Martin Moore (Leinster), Michael Kearney (Leinster), Daniel Qualter (Connacht), Shane Buckley (Munster), Aaron Conneely (Connacht), Jordi Murphy (Leinster) (C). Replacements: James Rael (Munster), Tadhg Furlong (Leinster), Cathal O’Flaherty (Munster), Stephen Lecky (Exiles), Mark Dolan (Connacht), Gareth Quinn McDonogh (Munster), Colm O’Shea (Leinster)