The Ireland Men U18’s Schools squad has been announced that will compete in the U18 Six Nations Festival which takes place in Dublin between the 8-16 April, 2023.

All Festival fixtures will take place at Energia Park in Dublin while the teams will train out of the IRFU’s High Performance Centre on the Sports Ireland Campus in west Dublin.

Paul Barr (Terenure College) is head coach while Brendan O’Connor (Munster Rugby) and Neil Doak (Ulster Rugby) will support as assistant coaches.

Ireland’s opening fixture at Energia Park is against Scotland on 8 April (KO: 3.15pm). They will then play Wales on the 12 April (KO: 5.30pm) and wrap up their Festival campaign against England on the 16 April (KO: 4.30pm).

All games will be streamed by Six Nations and supporters will be able to access Match Day tickets that cover all three games on each day.

Ireland U18 Schools Squad
Jack Angulo (Leinster/Blackrock College)
Emmett Calvey (Munster/Ard Scoil Ris)
Andrew Doyle (Leinster/Ardscoile na Trionoide/Athy RFC)
Paidi Farrell (Leinster/St. Mary’s Edenderry/Tullamore RFC)
Mark Fitzgerald (Munster/Crescent College Comprehensive)
Michael Foy (Munster/Christian Brothers College)
Dylan Hicks (Munster/Bantry Community College/Bantry Bay RFC)
Todd Lawlor (Leinster/Newbridge College)
Luke McLaughlin (Leinster/Gonzaga College)
Ciaran Mangan (Leinster/Newbridge College)
Oisin Minogue (Munster/St Munchins College)
Charlie Molony (Leinster/Blackrock College)
Evan Moynihan (Leinster/St Mary’s College)
Alex Mullan (Leinster/Blackrock College)
Tom Murtagh (Leinster/Clongowes Wood College)
Luke Murphy (Munster/Ard Scoil Ris)
Aaron O’Brien (Leinster/St Mary’s College)
Jed O’Dwyer (Munster/ Crescent College Comprehensive)
Gene O’Leary Kareem (Munster/Presentation Brothers Cork)
Mahon Ronan (Leinster/St. Mary’s Diocesan Drogheda/Boyne RFC)
Andre Ryan (Leinster/Belvedere College SJ)
Paddy Taylor (Leinster/Newbridge College)
James White (Leinster/St Michael’s College)
Bryan Walsh (Connacht/Colaiste Einde/Corinthians RFC)
James Wyse (Leinster/Clongowes Wood College)
Mikey Yarr (Leinster/Blackrock College)

Saturday, 8 April, 2023
Ireland v Scotland KO 3.15pm

Wednesday, 12 April, 2023
Wales v Ireland KO 5.30pm

Sunday 16th April, 2023
Ireland v England KO 4.30pm

Meanwhile, Ireland U18’s Clubs & Schools squad, will play an Italy U18s side on 2 April at Ashbourne RFC, kicking off at 2.00pm.

Back in November, head coach Fiach O’Loughlin’s (Munster Rugby) side ran out impressive 43-10 winners over their Italian counterparts at the Centro di Preparazione Olimpica Giulio Onesti in Rome. O’Loughlin will be assisted on the coaching front by Daryl Maxwell (Ulster Rugby) and Morgan Codyre (Connacht Rugby).

There are only six players remaining in the squad from the side that travelled to Rome last autumn – Cian Brady, Connor Fahy, Eoghan Smyth, Henry Walker, Ambrose Bamber and Arann Pratt. Bamber, Fahy and Pratt were all try-scorers that day.

Ireland U18 Clubs & Schools Squad
David Armstrong (Ulster/Methodist College)
Ambrose Bamber (Connacht/Sligo Grammar School/Sligo RFC)
Cian Brady (Connacht/ Coláiste an Eachréidh/Monivea RFC)
Orin Burke (Connacht/Presentation College/Monivea RFC)
Tommy Butler (Leinster/Blackrock College)
Fionn Casserly (Munster/Crescent College Comprehensive)
Billy Corrigan (Leinster/Presentation College Bray)
Sam Corrigan (Leinster/St Micheal’s College)
Connor Fahy (Leinster/Good Counsel College/Wexford Wanderers RFC)
Marcus Lyons (Munster/Crescent College Comprehensive)
Tom McAllister (Ulster/Ballclare High School)
Harry McKeown (Ulster/Sullivan Upper School)
Ruairi Munnelly (Leinster/Newbridge College)
Gerard Murtagh (Connacht/Sligo Grammar)
Arann Platt (Connacht/ Sligo Grammar School/Sligo RFC)
Jack Ryan (Munster/Rockwell College)
Eoghan Smyth (Munster/Midleton College/Midleton RFC)
Alex Usuanov (Leinster/Belvedere College SJ)
Matthew Te Pou (Munster/St Munchins College)
Henry Walker (Hartpury College/Saracens RFC/IQ Rugby)
David Walsh (Leinster/St Michael’s College)
Adam Watchorn (Leinster/Kilkenny College)
Sam Wisniewski (Leinster/Castleknock College)