The Leinster Juniors begin their Interprovincial Series this weekend.

Their first match is against Ulster on Saturday, 29 April with the match taking place at Tullow RFC. (KO 2.30pm)

This season’s captain is Athy RFC player Craig Miller (pictured, below right with vice-captain Mikey Russell). Craig is coming off a very successful season with high flying Athy having helped guide his club to successive League promotions from Division 2B, through Division 2A and this season ending in third position in Leinster Division 1B, the highest placing for Athy for many years. This is Craig’s second season with the Leinster Juniors.

Robert McDermott, Team Manager of the Leinster Junior team, said: ‘The players and management are extremely excited about the 2023 Interprovincial Championship. The players have worked very hard and hopefully they will get the reward for their effort. This is the pinnacle for Junior rugby players and all three games present their own unique challenge. This year will be no different and we can’t wait for it to commence.’

Junior Interprovincial Fixtures 2023
Saturday 29, April – Leinster v Ulster – Tullow RFC (KO 2.30pm)
Saturday 6, May – Leinster v Connacht – Portlaoise RFC (KO 2.30pm)
Saturday 13, May – Munster v Leinster – Waterford RFC (KO 2.30pm)

2023 Leinster Rugby Junior Squad:
Adam Lambkin (Portarlington RFC)
Benny McManus (Longford RFC)
Billy Doyle (Athy RFC)
Ciaran Fennessy (Athy RFC)
Craig Miller (Athy RFC) – CAPTAIN
Daniel Crotty (Co Carlow FC)
Dylan Casey (Edenderry RFC)
Eoin Duffy (Boyne RFC)
Garrett Fitzgerald (Tullow RFC)
Ger Dunne (Kilkenny RFC)
Ger Ward (Bective FC)
Graham Reynolds (Balbriggan RFC)
Greg Culhane (Coolmine RFC)
Hugh Carolan (Boyne RFC)
Jake McDonald (Kilkenny RFC)
James Brennan (Monkstown FC)
James Nolan (DLSP FC)
John Dever (Monkstown FC)
Mark Bennett (Bective FC)
Mark Kehoe (Gorey RFC)
Michael Holly (DLSP FC)
Michael Treacy (Roscrea RFC)
Mikey Russell (Clondalkin RFC) – VICE CAPTAIN
Paulie Tolofua (DLSP FC)
Rob Scully (Cill Dara RFC)
Robbie Vallejo (Boyne RFC)
Robert Farrell (Dundalk RFC)
Ruadhán McDonnell (Monkstown FC )
Sean Arrowsmith (Dundalk RFC)
Stephen Meagher (DLSP FC)
Tom Treacy (Newbridge RFC)
Tony Martin (Athy RFC)
Tristan Brady (Monkstown FC)
Wes Carter (Kilkenny RFC)
Wes Shirley (Co. Carlow FC)
Zach Jungmann (Seapoint RFC)

Team Management:
Enda Finn (Cill Dara RFC) – Head Coach
Steve Ashmore (Kilkenny RFC) – Assistant Coach
Niall Smullen (DLSP FC) – Assistant Coach
Ross Doyle (Portartlington RFC) – Assistant Coach
Kenny Knaggs – Scrum Coach
Eoin Stanley (MU Barnhall RFC) – Performance Coach
Robert McDermott (Edenderry RFC) – Team Manager
Damien Curley (Longford RFC) – Logistics
Jack Barrett – Physiotherapist
Dr. Maurice Carroll (Edenderry RFC) – Team Doctor
Caroline McFadden (Balbriggan RFC) – PRO