The Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Junior Cup gets underway on Monday as Newbridge bid for a third title on the trot, including the shared honours of 2020.

Of course, Blackrock College are looking for their 53rd crown, while St Michael’s, Belvedere and Kilkenny also boast strong squads.

All of the action this week takes place at Energia Park.

Newbridge College v Cistercian College, Roscrea – Monday, 28 February (KO 1.30pm)

Holders Newbridge College will bid to add to their current run in the Junior Cup after bridging a 70-year gap back to their only other win at this level in 1950.

This year’s crop has reached the Leinster League final, steadily improving as the year has progressed, second row Conor Hanly returning to captain the squad.

They have some fine forwards with the ‘twin towers’ Sam and Charlie O’Loughlin leading from the front row.

It is one of three sets of twins currently in the squad, along with Mark and Eoin Connolly and Robert and Thomas Flynn.

The half-back pairing of Ben O’Connor and Rory Taylor are central to the strategy.

They are complemented by the back three of Ross Kenny, Cian Cahill and Patrick Waters in what amounts to a cross-county, country derby.

Coaches Alan Long and Denis Rusu had to regroup after Roscrea came up slightly short against Kilkenny in the Leinster League semi-final last month.

The group stage produced a good win away to Temple Carrig, a narrow loss to Castleknock and a tight quarter-final victory at Pres Bray.

There is a mobile and athletic squad to pick from, No 8 Lee Fitzpatrick and flankers Billy Hayes and Sean Killeen all back from last season.

While it isn’t a side that has huge physical presence, it does have the pace and inclination to attack from any area of the field.

In this regard, out-half Jack Deegan returns in unison with the athletic Carney brothers, Robert and Fionn, and centre Joe Finn.

Newbridge College:
15. Ross Kenny
14. Thomas Daly
13. Thomas Flynn
12. Joseph Flanagan
11. Sam Collins
10. Rory Taylor
9. Ben O’Connor

1. Charles O’Loughlin
2. Mark Connolly
3. Sam O’Loughlin
4. Patrick Kennedy
5. Gearóid Scanlon
6. Daniel Cox – Captain
7. Jonathan Fardy
8. Robert Flynn

16. Ruairí Harrington
17. Odhran Brannigan
18. Jamie Bohan
19. Vaughan Ryan
20. Michael Murphy
21. Eoin Connolly
22. Billy Cross
23. Patrick Waters

Cistercian College Roscrea:
15. Sam Cusack
14. Ronan Sullivan
13. Rob Carney
12. Joe Finn
11. Sonny O Hara
10. Jack Deegan
9. Fionn Carney

1. Davin Egan
2. Evan Brophy
3. Henry Maher
4. Reece Daly
5. Sean Killeen
6. Alex Kinsella
7. Billy Hayes – Captain
8. Lee Fitz

16. Luke Shiels
17. Sean Tooher
18. Fionn Hogan
19. Cillian Lewis
20. James Miller
21. Glen Elliot
22. Ryan Stone
23. Fionn Higgins

Terenure College v Gonzaga College – Monday, 28 February (KO 3.30pm)

Terenure College are going in search of their 11th Junior Cup, the first since 2010.

The team is backboned by several players who have passed through the Terenure College RFC minis, headed by a physical set of forwards, including captain Ben Blaney in the back row and vice-captain Adam Cooper in the front row.

The back division has grown out of the leadership of William O’Leary and Michael Kennedy, activating an attacking style of rugby based on the go-forward from up-front.

The team has enjoyed a busy season so far with 15 games played in total, making up for a season and a half where they played no fixtures.

Gonzaga College have been putting in some strong performances in a hit-and-miss season in which preparation and play have been hampered by injuries and Covid.

However, the coaching group has been impressed by the resilience shown by the boys in the lead up to the cup.

Captain Charlie Kennedy is back to add to his experience as a second row last season as the No 8, while tighthead prop Jamie Shiel offers the same knowledge in the front row.

There is real game awareness at half-back from 2021. Scrum-half Patrick Masterson made an impact from the bench.

Better again, out-half Daragh O’Dwyer was there as a starter and so too was three-quarter Daniel Hassett.

Terenure College:
15. Ethan Balamash
14. James Greally
13. Dan O’Kelly
12. Michael Kennedy
11. Jack Cooney
10. Will O’Leary
9. Jamie Coleman

1. Oliver McDonnell
2. Cian Hyland
3. Adam Cooper
4. Josh Mooney
5. Michael Candon
6. Evan McMonagle
7. Ben Blaney – Captain
8. Damian Gibbons

16. Leo Zelman
17. Tom Mulhern
18. Tom Menton
19. Eoghan Sarsfield
20. Luke McNiff
21. Ryan Laing
22. Troy Finnegan
23. Ben Woulfe

Gonzaga College:
15. Patrick Coleman
14. Hugo Linehan
13. Patrick Masterson
12. Daniel Hassett
11. Bobby Colbert
10. Daragh O’Dwyer
9. James O’Dwyer

1. Walter McMahon
2. Ben Bluett
3. Jamie Sheil
4. Matthew Cahill
5. Jamie Carr
6. Rowan Duffy
7. Matthew O’Herlihy
8. Charlie Kennedy – Captain

16. Temuulen Enkhbaatar
17. Mike Morrisey
18. Jack Carr
19. Bobby McCarthy
20. Charlie Curran
21. Jamie Inglis
22. Jody Grace
23. Eoghan O’Donovan

St Vincent’s Castleknock College v St Michael’s College – Tuesday, 1 March (KO 1.30pm)

Wing Conor Broderick and flanker Euan Farrell are in a race against the clock to make it back in time from injury for St Michael’s College.

Centre Ethan Black is the only returning player from last season’s Junior Cup team that never had the chance to compete and he will have the kicking duties.

Out-half Cathal Lydon is left to orchestrate the attack. Centre Charlie McConnell has the primary responsibility to lead the defence.

As always, there is genuine danger in the back three where full-back Colm Kenny and wing Jack O’Sullivan’s pace is a problem.

There is quality all the way through the forwards. Tighthead Duinn Maguire and second row Joe Elliott thrive on physicality.

Versatile No 8 Ryan Greally calls the lineout in a back row with flanker Senan Wall showing real promise on both sides of the ball.

League semi-finalists St Vincent’s Castleknock College will be led by their second row Conor Duffy, a tone-setter back from last season.

The forward pack is a competitive bunch, Duffy ably assisted by hooker Eamon Shanahan and Alex Rothwell-Mitchell, a ball-carrying back-rower.

The out-half Cory O’Connor is the younger brother of Ross and Finn, the respective out-half and full-back, on Castleknock’s SCT.

Hard-tackling, abrasive centre Alex Tilly is the fulcrum of a backline that also contains second year experience along the three-quarters in Paraic Gildea, Daire McCarthy and Patrick O’Donnell.

St Vincent’s Castleknock:

15. Daire McCarthy
14. Patrick O Donnell
13. Alex Tilly – Captain
12. Luke Mooney
11. Massimo Pappalardo
10. Cory O Connor
9. Scott Fealy

1. Eamon Shanahan
2. Pairic Gildea
3. Conor Duffy
4. Jonathon Ginneaty
5. Finn McLoughlin
6. Ben O Toole
7. Sean Bridson
8. Alex Rothwell Mitchell

16. Oran Clinton
17. Alex Stapleton
18. Michael Sweeney
19. Joshua Byrne
20. Alvaro Moreno
21. Matthew Brennan
22. Cillian Beere
23. Luke McEvitt

St Michael’s College:
15. Colm Kenny
14. Jack O’Sullivan
13. Ethan Black – Captain
12. Charlie McConnell
11. Daniel Ryan
10. Cathal Lydon
9. Andrew Norse

1. Harry Miller
2. David Willis
3. Duinn Maguire
4. Joe Elliott
5. Eamon Burke
6. Senan Wall
7. Myles Berman
8. Ryan Greally

16. Joe Kennedy
17. Hugh Bracken
18. Ben Gorman
19. Cian O’Neill
20. Jake McInerney
21. Luke Kilmurray
22. Henry Pretsell
23. Oran Richardson

Belvedere College v Wesley College – Tuesday, 1 March (KO 3.30pm)

Belvedere College have lifted the Junior Cup on 17 occasions, for the last time in 2005.

They play to a simple, effective game plan, attacking quickly and efficiently, defending smartly and aggressively.

This group has flown below the radar, but have the attitude and belief to perform to a high level.

In October, Belvo went out in the Junior Cup to eventual winners Newbridge and they will have the benefit of the experience of their No 8 that day, Karl Russell.

It should be a strong back row as flanker Tom Quinn came off the bench and half-back Tom Higgins played a similar role in a pivotal position.

Wesley College have both half-backs returning in scrum-half Jack Freyne, the captain, and Charlie Hempenstall, as well as wing Chris MacLachlann-Hickey, centre Dave Gilmore emerging as a threat on the ball.

Second rows Darragh Fox and Isaac Reid roam effectively around the pitch and No 8 Sam McMullin is the fourth starter back from the last campaign.

The highlights of the season have been wins over St Gerard’s, CBC Monkstown Park and St Mary’s, while they lost out by just one point to Castleknock in the league quarter-final.

Belvedere College:
15. Luke O’Boyle
14. Tom Higgins
13. Dylan Lord
12. James McCormack
11. Tom Quinn – Captain
10. Jack McDonald
9. Aidan McDonnell

1. Patrick Heade
2. Mark Fitzgerald
3. Ryan Grant
4. Angus Oliver
5. Rian Doran
6. Karl Russell
7. Alex Clarke
8. Tom Perrin

16. Conor Quinn
17. Oscar Ryan
18. Ethan Bray
19. Paul Dunne
20. Mark Mac Auley
21. Charlie Lyons
22. Matthew Mason
23. Matthew Meehan

Wesley College:
15. Cameron Shiel
14. Max Brock
13. Matthew Wystepek
12. David Gilmore
11. Jack Duffy
10. Christopher MacLachlann Hickey
9. Jack Freyne – Captain

1. Louis L’Estrange
2. Tom Burke
3. Joe Cullen
4. Darragh Fox
5. Isaac Reid
6. Sam Ryan
7. Harry Jones
8. Sam McMullin

16. Paul Graham
17. Daniel O’Brien
18. Daniel McConnell
19. Daniel MacLachlann Hickey
20. Andrew Gordon
21. Nathan Heatley
22. Harry Shannon
23. Ruairi Fox

Kilkenny College v St Gerard’s School – Thursday, 3 March (KO 1.30pm)

The popularity of the game in Kilkenny College is reflected in up to 50 players consistently training three days a week for coaches Jeff Carter and Liam Caddy.

Led by Ivor Fenton, the team strives to play direct, physical rugby blended with the ambition to stretch defences through a precise and smart running game.

Kilkenny have enjoyed a successful year so far, building up to beating Roscrea in the league semi-final last month.

Helped by athletic lineout jumpers in Charlie Bramley and Ben Carter, the pack provides a good foundation for the backs.

The elusive Fenton and strong running Toby Brown always test defences, while winger Terence Case is the backbone of a very good defensive unit, alongside the strong and versatile Tadhg Berry at scrum-half.

St Gerard’s School look to play an open expansive style of rugby pushed by the southern hemisphere influence of coach Billy Ngawini.

Despite going out in the quarter-final of the Leinster League, the Bray school has been steadily improving this season with good performances in the build-up to the cup.

The narrow losses to St Michael’s seconds and Terenure have been followed by good wins against Wesley College and St Mary’s College in their most recent friendlies.

Kilkenny College:
15. Josh Bennett
14. Terence Case
13. Ivor Fenton – Captain
12. Toby Brown
11. Cian O’Reilly
10. Matthew Plant
9. Tadhg Berry

1. Ben Meredith
2. Gary O’Rourke
3. Paddy Bevan
4. Charlie Bramley
5. Ryan Bailey
6. Ben Carter
7. Gavin Trayer
8. Robert Powell

16. Jason Shirley
17. Alfie Burgess
18. Dan Fleming
19. Luca Ashmore
20. Malachy Corbett
21. Charlie Sixsmith
22. Aidan Horkan
23. Noah James

St Gerard’s School:
15. Matthew Murray
14. Ronán Kelly
13. John Harkin
12. Colin Whitten
11. Callum Dempsey
10. Ellian Desmond
9. Luke Tanner

1. David O’Kane Clarke
2. Donnacha Naidoo
3. Ryan Moore
4. Cosmo MacGreevy
5. Matthew Fitzpatrick
6. Hugo Barry-Keane
7. Charlie Paterson
8. Turlough McCracken Brown – Captain

16. Ryan McDonagh
17. Samuel Fennelly
18. Odhrán Hoey
19. Matthew Leonard
20. Adam Butler
21. Arthur Walsh
22. Shane Kyne
23. Oscar Bradshaw

Presentation College, Bray v Blackrock College – Thursday, 3 March (KO 3.30pm)

Blackrock College are coming in pursuit of their 53rd Leinster Schools Junior Cup.

As always, it is a hugely competitive bunch with the size and power to go toe-to-toe in the trenches.

This is best reflected in a fine back row where captain Michael Walsh can be found beside Aaron Daly and Brian Walsh.

It is the work on both sides of the ball that propels ‘Rock onto the front foot in attack and in defence.

It is all about momentum. When they get rolling forward, out-half Patrick Clancy has emerged as a real force in keeping the pack moving forward.

Pres Bray are led by captain Tadhg Treacy, one of two starters back from the Junior Cup first round loss to Newbridge in September.

Loose forward Treacy is a real competitor in a back row that will also include the fast-improving Billy Mansfield.

Returning out-half Ronan O’Boyle did not get to play in the cup last season. He runs a skilful backline with the other starter Sean McDonald at scrum-half.

Full-back Adam McDonald and electric wing Finn Kelly have progressed nicely, benefitting from bench roles last season.

Presentation College Bray:
15. Ronan O’Boyle
14. Liam Mooney
13. Finn Kelly
12. Adam McDonald
11. James Brandon
10. Daniel Moraghan
9. Sean McDonald

1. Sean Gillespie
2. Marc Lawless
3. Harry Graham
4. Rory Wrafter
5. Alex O’Dowd
6. Daniel Jordan
7. Billy Mansfield
8. Tadhg Treacy – Captain

16. Robbie Owens
17. Jamie Cavanagh
18. Charlie McCarthy
19. Rob Healy
20. Éanna Hayes
21. Dylan Ryan
22. Calum McKenna
23. Fionn Kavanagh

Blackrock College:
15. Joe Reddan
14. Charlie Keogh
13. Cian O’Connell
12. Ruairi Houlihan
11. Johnny O’Sullivan
10. Paddy Clancy
9. Ben Crowley

1. Andrew McConn Walsh
2. Matthew Wyse
3. Sami Bishti
4. Geoff Wall
5. Ben O’Halloran
6. Aaron Daly
7. Michael Walsh – Captain
8. Brian Walsh

16. Niall McCarthy
17. Billy McCarthy
18. Marcus Cullen
19. Jack Luff
20. Artur Smykovskiy
21. Harry Phelan
22. Cormac Sheahan
23. Charlie Harty

St Fintan’s High School v St Mary’s College – Friday, 4 March (KO 1pm)

St Fintan’s High School have been on a roll, sweeping aside all before them in the Bank of Ireland Fr Godfrey Cup to earn the right to take a swing at the highest level.

They will come into the competition with a serious pack of forwards, led by talismanic No 8 Rory O’Connor-O’Hehir in a back row that includes his brother Tadhg and Adam Coffey.

In all, they have 10 starters back from last season’s Fr Godfrey Cup final defeat to The King’s Hospital in November.

That has been the foundation point for their post-Christmas campaign in which they have grown through the cohesion of their forwards, the distribution of their half-backs Ben Barnes and James Burke and the powerful running of centres Marcel Haas and Louis Martin.

Together since pre-season last August, St Mary’s head coach Sean Healy has been able to mould a squad of varying experience.

There are 12 second years and four back from the last Junior Cup, St Mary’s losing out 32-19 to Blackrock in a keenly contested quarter-final.

The coach can call on one starter from that afternoon in wing Matthew Morrissey and one impact player from the bench in James Gannon.

Loose forward Gannon is the captain in a role well-suited to his temperament as a committed leader.

The tradition of St Mary’s is always to play to width as their preferred outlet, using speed of foot and movement to discomfort larger opponents.

Perhaps, that is why they have produced three-quarters in the professional ranks, names like Denis Hickie, Kieran Lewis and James Norton springing to mind.

St Fintan’s High School:
15. Rohan O’Shea
14. Oisin Kelly
13. Marcel Haas
12. Louis Martin
11. Ryan Curley
10. Ben Barnes
9. James Burke

1. Ponamu Palazzetti
2. Simon Cantwell
3. Robert Harvey – Captain
4. Patrick Fogarty
5. Michael Bolger
6. Adam Coffey
7. Tadhg O’Connor O’Hehir
8. Rory O’Connor O’Hehir

16. Christian Takaichvili
17. Brendan Dillon
18. Frank Quinn
19. Simon Fogarty
20. Fionn MacDonald
21. Samuel O’Leary
22. Andrew Boyne
23. Tadg Young

St Marys College:
15. Harry Cooke
14. Toby Coleman
13. Conor Cantwell
12. David Oakes
11. Matthew Morrissey
10. Paul Neary
9. Alexander Crawley

1. Gregory Ewing
2. Cuan Enright
3. Patrick Tuite
4. Robert O’Connor
5. Max Egan
6. Diarmuid O’Shea
7. Mark Gallagher
8. James Gannon – Captain

Replacements :
16. Will Blake
17. Joseph Christle
18. Christopher Connon
19. Sam McConnell
20. Charlie Murray Norton
21. Andrew Stronge
22. Tomas Mallon
23. David Maguire

Temple Carrig School v Clongowes Wood College – Friday, 4 March (KO 3pm)

Temple Carrig School have acknowledged that this first round clash is bonus territory for them.

Coach Mark Crean will not let this impede their commitment to a game plan that has already taken them to the Fr Godfrey Cup final.

They have the benefit of playing without pressure as they try to carry out the big shock of the first round.

Darragh Shanahan is the primary decision-maker as captain and out-half for a backline that can take advantage of front foot ball, wing Freddie Packman catching the eye this season.

The forward unit is led by hooker Donnacha Gleeson and No 8 Ben Griffiths, two no-nonsense operators.

Clongowes Wood are always able to make the end product greater than the sum of the parts.

Confidence shouldn’t be a problem for a squad that has been able to stitch together a positive season with enough high grade wins to suggest they can be a force.

The Doyle twins are so important to how they go about their business, Max assuming the captaincy from No 8.

Out-half Ross will orchestrate the attacks for a spread of talent from various parts of the country, not leaving out centre Tomas Strickland from Malta.

Temple Carrig School:
15. Oisin Ivory
14. Corey O’Brien
13. Freddie Packman
12. Darragh Shanahan – Captain
11. Thomas Lawniczak
10. Jack Caffery
9. Dylan Burke

1. Federico Ascoli
2. Donnacha Gleeson
3. Daragh Keogh
4. Lucas O’ Gorman
5. Nicko Stewart
6. Alex Bartak
7. Daniel Burns
8. Ben Griffiths

16. Ben Morgan
17. Tom Scully
18. Lucas Bolger
19. Lucas Fitzgerald
20. Charlie Fox
21. Marc Homan
22. Shane Collins
23. Charlie Sammon

Clongowes Wood College:
15. Finn Kehoe
14. Marcus Sullivan
13. Tomas Strickland
12. Artur Ashmore
11. Patrick Moloney
10. Ross Doyle
9. Matthew Mooney

1. Jack O’Connor
2. Conor Keogh
3. Luke Murtagh
4. Conor Hogan
5. Kavy Mebuin
6. Simon Kelly
7. Josh Williamson
8. Max Doyle – Captain

16. Tom Groome
17. Scott Hickey
18. Oisin Lambe
19. Charlie Hussey
20. Matthew Smyth
21. Rossa Williams
22. Dara Fitzpatrick
23. Tom Walsh


Belvedere College

Coaches – John Broderick, Karl Curran, Jack McNiece, Andrew Synnott, Fionn Gilbert, Colin McCarthy, James O’Sullivan (S&C) and Noel McKenna

Captain – Tom Perrin

Squad – Aiden McDonnell, Alex Clarke, Angus Oliver, Arnand Enkhtulga, Charlie Lyons, Cian Healy, Cian Lynch, Cillian McCann, Cillian O’Brien, Conor Quinn, Cuan White, David Kelly, Dan McNiece, Dylan Lord, Ethan Bray, Ethan Jones, Fionn Teeling-Gallagher, Hugo Crawford, Hugo Staines, Jack Chalasani, Jack Dennehy, Jack McDonald, James McCormack, Karl Russell, Liam Jolley, Lorcan Butler, Luke O’Boyle, Marcus Doyle, Mark Fitzgerald, Mark McAuley, Mark McGee, Matt Porter, Matthew Mason, Matthew Meehan, Nicholas Dillon, Oscar Lappin, Oscar Ryan, Patrick Heade, Paul Dunne, Philip Byrne, Rian Doran, Rory O’Farrell, Ryan Grant, Shaun Mitchell, Tom Higgins, Tom Perrin, Tom Quinn.

Blackrock College

Coaches – Eoin Daly, James Kelly, Killian Barry, John McKee, Harry Donnelly, Seamus Toomey, Daniel Moore and Dean Lester

Captain – Michael Walsh

Squad – Darragh Walsh, Conor McCarron, Rory Morris, Niall McCarthy, Leo McDonagh, Luka Kelly, Andrew McConn Walsh, Matthew Wyse, Conor Grennan, Aaron Daly, Robert Murphy, Arthur Smykovskiy, Geoffrey Wall, Ben O’Halloran, Niall McNamara, Michael Walsh, Sami Bishti , Brian Walsh, Aaron Connolly, Conor Nel, William Barrett, Billy McCarthy, Will O’Sullivan, Marcus Cullen, Tom Curtin, Jack Luff, Benjamin Crowley, Harry Phelan, Declan Cadden, Luke Fitzpatrick, Patrick Clancy, Luke Coffey, Rudy O’Reilly, Alex Doorly, Cian O’Connell, Ruairi Taylor, Ruairi Houlihan, Con Mason, Charlie Harty, Charlie Keogh, Johnny O’Sullivan, Michael Carolan, Joe Reddan, Jamie Hudson, Geordy Lavin, Andrew McCarthy, Cormac Sheehan

St Vincent’s Castleknock College

Coaches – Adrian Flavin, Ian Smith, Jack Hurley, Darren Hudson, Killian Hickey, Cian Egenton, Barry Smith, John Stack and Stephen Sheeran

Captain – Conor Duffy

Squad – Cillian Beere, Charlie Boles, Mathew Brennan, Sean Bridson, Sean Clancy, Oran Clinton, Oz Conboy, Conor Duffy, Brian Fallon, Scott Fealy, Harry Geoghegan, Paraic Gildea, Jonny Ginnety, Aodan Jordan, Daire McCarthy, Luke McKevitt, Finn McLoughlin, Luke Mooney, Alvaro Moreno-Gallardo, Harry Murphy, Ben O’Toole, Cory O’Connor, Patrick O’Donnell, Tom O’Loughlin, Hugh Reilly, Alex Rothwell-Mitchell, Eamon Shanahan, Alex Stapleton, Zachary Storey, Michael Sweeney, Benjamin Thomson, Alex Tilly, Massimo Papallardo

Cistercian College, Roscrea

Coaches – Alan Long, Denis Rusu, Sean O’Brien and Darragh Ugarte

Captain – Billy Hayes

Squad – Lee Fitzpatrick, Billy Hayes, Sean Killeen, Jack Deegan, Ronan Sullivan, Joe Finn, Fionn Hogan, James Miller, Henry Maher, Sam Cusack, Daithi Kehoe, Pierce Murphy, Charlie Metcalfe, Harry Finlay, Eanna O’Neill, Fionn Carney, Robert Carney, Fionn Higgins, Alejandro Kinsella-Garcia, Michael Thornton, Ryan Stone, Davin Egan, Jack Smyth, Reece Daly, Cillian Lewis, Luke Sheils, Sean Tooher, Sonny O’Hara, Evan Brophy, Patrick Hyland, Oscar Duggan, Glen Elliott, Eliah Sommer, Pablo Pascual

Clongowes Wood College

Coaches – Angus Anderson, Alasdair Dawson, Joe Curran and Tomás O’ Leary (Director of Rugby)

Captain – Max Doyle.

Squad – Aidan O’Donnell, Arthur Ashmore, Ben D’Arcy, Brian McCulloch, Charlie Hussey, Conor Dooley, Conor Hogan, Conor Kelly, Conor Keogh, Dara Fitzpatrick, Dylan Kieran, Finn Kehoe, Jack O’Connor, James Dempsey, James O’Neill, John McNamara, Josh Williamson, Kavy Mebuin, Lukas Felton, Luke Murtagh, Luke O’Leary, Marcus Sullivan, Matthew Mooney, Matthew Smyth, Max Doyle, Michael O’Sullivan, Oisin Lambe, Oliver Browne, Paddy Owens, Patrick Moloney, Ross Doyle, Rossa Williams, Scott Hickey, Simon Kelly, Tobi Baruwa, Tom Groome, Tom Walsh, Tomas Strickland

Gonzaga College

Coaches – Ken Moore, George Naoupu, Dr Robert McCarthy (Team Manager), David Lynch, Brian Barron, Frank O’Grady and Hugo Fitzgerald

Captain – Charlie Kennedy

Squad – Hugo Linehan, Ben Bluett, Daithi Bowen, Quinn Boylan, Adam Burke, Matthew Cahill, Bobby Colbert, Tom Conway, Charlie Curran, Daniel Desmond, Rowan Duffy, Temuulen Enkhbaatar, Alec Hannan, Daniel Hassett, Jamie Inglis, Charlie Kennedy, Johnny Kerrigan, James Maher, Dara Maree, Patrick Masterson, Conan McSwiney, James O’Dwyer, Matthew O’Herlihy, Jamie Sheil, Patrick Coleman, Hugh McDonnell, Mike Morrissey, Max Duggan, Bobby McCarthy, Sean McKiernan, Jamie Carr, Jack Carr, Oliver Martin, Walter McMahon, Daragh O’Dwyer, Jody Grace, Gavin Moloney, Brandon O’Neill, James Cabral, Andrew He, Eoghan O’Donovan, Daniel Mackey, Ignacio Salto-Galdon, Charlie Walsh

Kilkenny College

Coaches – Jeff Carter, Liam Caddy, Williams Ganley, Mickey Comerford and Colm Maloney

Captain – Ivor Fenton

Squad – William Stephens, Glen O’Rourke, Patrick Bevan, Ryan Bailey, Charlie Bramley, Gary Trayer, Ben Carter, Robert Powell, Tadhg Berry, Matthew Plant, Cian O’Reilly, Ivor Fenton, Terence Case, Charlie Sixsmith, Josh Bennett, Luca Ashmore, Toby Brown, Aidan Horkan, Ben Meredith, Noel James, Malachy Corbett, Jason Shirley, Tom Mackey, Alfie Burgess

Newbridge College

Coaches – Derek Sherlock, Aoife Courtney, Henry Bryce, Brian Croke and Pádraig Mahon

Captain – Conor Hanly

Squad – Jamie Bohan, Ruadhri Harrington, Odhran Brannigan, Donnchadh Kinch, Paddy Kennedy, Vaughn Ryan, Jonathan Fardy, Robert Flynn, Ben O’Connor, Billy Cross, Sam Collins, Jodi Flanagan, Thomas Flynn, Jamie Hargaden, Ross Kenny, Eoin Connolly, Rory Taylor, Paddy Neary, Paddy Waters, Tom Daly, Cian Cahill, Charlie O’Loughlin, Mark Connolly, Sam O’Loughlin, Michael Murphy, Gearoid Scanlon, Daniel Cox, PJ Cashman, Conor Hanly, Owen Sheedy

Presentation College, Bray

Coaches – Kevin Conroy, Ben Murphy, Mick O’Gara and Cameron Higgs

Captain – Tadhg Treacy

Squad – Fionn Begley, Ronan Bourke, Reece Bradshaw, James Brandon, Jamie Cavanagh, Jack Cloney, Matthew Fox, Sean Gillespie, Bradley Gonouya, Harry Graham, Tiernan Guilfoyle, Eanna Hayes, Rob Healy, Daniel Jordan, Fionn Kavanagh, Finn Kelly, Marc Lawless, Luke Lynch, Joshua Mahon, Billy Mansfield, Charlie McCarthy, Tadhg McDonagh, Adam McDonald, Sean McDonald, Matt McGovern, Calum McKenna, Liam Mooney, Sean Mooney, Daniel Moraghan, Luca Nolan, Ronan O’Boyle, Alex O’Dowd, Oscar O’Reilly, Billy O’Reilly, Robert Owens, Dylan Ryan, Josh Slattery, Tadhg Treacy, Tiernan Whelan, Rory Wrafter

St Fintan’s High School

Coaches – Peter Synnott, Oscar Reilly and Marc Kaveh

Captain – Robert Harvey

Squad – Ben Barnes, Michael Bolger, Keith Bonar, Andrew Boyne, James Burke, Simon Cantwell, Adam Coffey, Ryan Curley, Brendan Dillon, Patrick Fogarty, Simon Fogarty, Conor Gilmer, Marcel Haas, Robert Harvey, Oisín Kelly, Fionn MacDonald, Louis Martin, Rory O’Connor-O’Hehir, Tadgh O’Connor-O’Hehir, Samuel O’Leary, Rohan O’Shea, Ponamu Palazzetti, Frank Quinn, Jake Reynolds, Christian Takaichvili, Tadg Young

St Gerard’s School

Coaches – Billy Ngawini (Head Coach) and Vic Ball (Assistant)

Captain – Turlough McCracken-Brown

Squad – Adam Butler, Arthur Walsh, Callum Dempsey, Cameron Dodd, Charlie Patterson, Christopher Kelly, Christopher Leddy, Colin Whitten, Cosmo MacGreevy, Daniel O’Brien, Darragh Tucker, David O’Kane-Clarke, Donnacha Naidoo, Ellian Desmond, Harry Miller, Harry Owens, Hugo Barry-Keane, John Harkin, Lachlan Brennan, Liam Finn, Luca Sturlesi, Luke Tanner, Matthew Leonard, Matthew Murray, Odhran Hoey, Olann Kavanagh, Oscar Bradshaw, Otis Glynn, Ryan McDonagh, Ryan Moore, Turlough McCracken-Brown, Shane Kyne, Sam Fennelly, Ronan Kelly, Mathew Fitzpatrick, Luca Coplin, Patrick Lawlor

St Mary’s College

Coaches – Seán Healy (head coach), Jamie Cornett, Niall Hurley, Adam McEvoy, Joe Nolan and Paul Butler

Captain – James Gannon.

Squad – Alexander Anderson, William Blake. Jamie Brosnan, Conor Cantwell, Joseph Christie, Fionn Clancey, Toby Coleman, Christopher Connon, Harry Cooke, Alexander Crawley, George Dillon, Max Egan, Cuan Enright, Gregory Ewing, Christian Flood, Mark Gallagher, James Gannon, Cian Gilbourne, Oscar Holden, Leo Keogan, Luke Lennon, David Maguire, Thomas Mallon, Sam McConnell, Andy McGauran, Michael McGreevy, Jack Moloney, Matthew Morrissey, Charlie Murray-Norton, Paul Neary, Robert O’Connor, Diarmuid O’Shea, David Oakes, Alexander Policky, Will Rodgers, Christian Ryan, Tom Sheehan, Jamie Smyth, Andrew Stronge, Finn Thornton, Patrick Tuite

St Michael’s College

Coaches – Shane O’Brien, Charles Cregan, Niall Carroll, Jack Boyle, Ciaran Carthy and Ronan Joyce

Captain – Ethan Black

Squad – Myles Berman, Ethan Black, Hugh Bracken, Charlie Brady, Conor Broderick, Eamon Burke, Conor Canniffe, Zenon Chambers, Matthew Dredge, Joe Elliott, Euan Farrell, Ben Gorman, Ryan Greally, Calder Harty, Matthew Haugh, Joe Kennedy, Colm Kenny, Luke Kilmurray, Sean King, Joel Kirby, Cormac Lowe, Cathal Lydon, Duinn Maguire, Charlie McConnell, Setanta McLaughlin, Harry McNamee, Harry Miller, Seb Mohan, Andrew Norse, Patrick O’Gorman, Cian O’Neill, Jack O’Sullivan, Henry Pretsell, Tom Reynolds, Oran Richardson, Daniel Ryan, Conor Staunton, Owen Toomey, Senan Wall, David Willis, Luke Connolly, Jake McInerny

Temple Carrig School

Coaches – David O’Brien and John McGuinness

Captain – Darragh Shanahan

Squad – Federico Ascoli, Donnacha Gleeson, Daragh Keogh, Lucas O’Gorman, Nick Stewart, Alex Bartak, Frank O’Shea, Ben Griffiths, Dylan Burke, Jack Caffery, Thomas Lawniczak, Darragh Shanahan, Freddie Packman, Paul Tilson, Oisin Ivory, Ben Morgan, Tom Scully, Lucas Bolger, Lucas Fitzgerald,  Daniel Burns, Charlie Fox, Marc Homan, Shane Collins, Charlie Sammon, Corey O’Brien, Evan Grogan-Lenehan, Piaras Healy, Calen O’Callaghan-Albiati, Gavin Lincoln

Terenure College

Coaches – Sean Skehan, Naomhán Rossiter, Johnny Butler, Conall Boomer and Luke Clohessy

Captain – Ben Blaney

Squad – Damian Gibbons, Eoghan Sarsfield, Oliver McDonnell, Ethan Lyons, Tom Menton, Ryan W O’Neil, Tom Mulhern, Evan McMonagle, James Barry, Ben Blaney, Adam Cooper, Josh Mooney, Luke McNiff, Leo Zelman, Toby Devlin, Cian Hyland, Michael Candon, Charlie Roarty, Josh Holloway, Jamie Coleman, William O’Leary, Troy Finnegan, Max Walshe, Luca Holmes, Ethan Balamash, Jack Cooney, Adrian Lynch, Darragh Friel, Michael Kennedy, Daniel O’Kelly, Ryan Laing, Ben Wolfe, Gareth Morgan, James Greally

Wesley College

Coaches – Adam Curry, Evan Dixon, Daniel Doody and Andrew Egan

Captain – Jack Freyne

Squad – Paul Graham, Louis L’Estrange, Daniel O’Brien, Isaac Reid, Darragh Fox, Keenan Seddik, Harry Jones, Sam McMullin, Jack Freyne, Charlie Hempenstall, Jack Lucy, Chris McLachlan Hickey, David Gilmore, Matthew Wystepek, Cameron Shiel, Tom Burke, Daniel McConnell, Joe Cullen, Danny McLachlann-Hickey, Charlie Mitchell, Harry Shannon, Max Brock, Andrew Gordon, Sam Ryan, Jack Duffy, Marco Alonzi, Christian Ryan