Squads have been confirmed for today’s Shane Horgan Cup, Under 17 games to be held in Energia Park.

The Shane Horgan Cup is a key part of the men’s Player Pathway in Leinster Rugby and is a club competition for Under 16 and Under 18 players that takes place each season between teams from the five different areas of Leinster (North-East, North Midlands, Midlands, South-East and Metropolitan).

Players are selected for trials based on performances for their clubs and players are then selected to represent their Areas.

Due to Covid-19, it was not possible to play the Shane Horgan Cup at Under 16 level last season and instead the games have been rolled forward to now.

Last season Greg McGrath, Martin Moloney, Tim Corkery, Marcus Hanan and Jamie Osborne made their debuts for Leinster Rugby in the Guinness PRO14 having come through the Shane Horgan Cup pathway.

The first games in the Under 17 Shane Horgan Cup take place today in Energia Park, behind closed doors, with the four squads for both fixtures also confirmed ahead of the games.

Under 17, Shane Horgan Cup – Leinster Rugby Area Development Games

2.30pm: North Midlands v Midlands

4.00pm: South East v Metro

*Please note that squad numbers and jersey numbers below vary depending on player availability 

North Midlands Area Squad v Midlands 

1 .Jake Andrews, Portlaoise
2. David Moore, North Kildare
3. Killian McHugh, Portarlington
4. Nathan Yap, Clane
5. Sean Peters, Port Laoise
6. Padraic Cullen, Naas
7. Ruari Scully, Athy
8. James Walsh, Athy
9. Max Gaynor, Newbridge
10. James Harris, Athy
11. Ola McCullough, Cill Dara
12. Lachlann Cawley, Naas
13. Conor Kelly, Athy
14. PJ Larkin, Port Laoise
15. Jake Darcy, Port Laoise

16. George Cosgrove, Naas
17. Oisín Bannon, Cill Dara
18. Jamie Baldwin, Port Laoise
19. Sean Lavin, North Kildare
21. Chris Sheils, North Kildare
22. Glenn Carter, North Kildare
23. Conor Ragget, Port Laoise
24. Jude Kehoe, Naas

Midlands Area Squad vs North Midlands 

1. James Buckley, Midland Warriors RFC
2. David O’Rourke, Tullamore RFC
3. Paulie Farrell, Mullingar RFC
4. Ciarán Crowley, Tullamore RFC
5. Patrick Dooley, Birr RFC
6. Jack Boyan, Mullingar RFC
7. Sam Mills, Longford RFC
8. Darragh Brennan, Tullamore RFC
9. Peter Feeley, Tullamore RFC
10. Jack Bates, Tullamore RFC
11. Jack Burns, Tullamore RFC
12. Simon Drea, Tullamore RFC
13. Conor Moore, Mullingar RFC
14. Sean Brennan, Mullingar RFC
15. Dean Broderick, Midland Warriors

16. Eoin Powell-Murtagh, Longford RFC
17. Jack Hanlon, Edenderry RFC
18. Tom Sveinty, Mullingar RFC
19. John Colgan, Tullamore RFC
21. Ciaran McKenna, Mullingar RFC
22. Rory Allen, Edenderry RFC

South East Area Squad v Metro 

1. Padraig Waters, Enniscorthy
2. Donal Kealy, Kilkenny
3. Tadhg Ronan, Carlow
4. Tom Stokes, Gorey
5. Ernest Kaulis, Arklow
6. Sean Roberts, Kilkenny
7. Jack Doyle, Carlow
8. Fionn Hickey, Tullow
9. Noah Cope, Carlow
10. Peter Burgess, Tullow
11. Adam Ralph, Wicklow
12. Connor Fahy, Wexford Wanderers
13. Cillian Moore, Carlow
14. Geordan Peggs, Tullow
15. Shane Duffy, Tullow

16. Cian Cashman, Carlow
17. Gavin O’Connor, Enniscorthy
18. Sam Turner, Wexford Wanderers
19. Ryan Byrne, Tullow
20. Sean Dunne, Kilkenny
21. Neil Byrne, Gorey
22. Brian Broderick, Carlow
23. Greg Kelly, Kilkenny

Metro Area Squad v South East   

1. Gordon Tracey, St Mary’s College
2. Calum Clarke, Coolmine
3. Daniel Colgan, Coolmine
4. Christopher Ascough, Seapoint
5. Guihermo Neto, Clontarf
6. Shane Stokes, DLSP
7. Edgaras Kucinkas, MU Barnhall
8. Ethan Fennell MU Barnhall
9. Conor Horan, Seapoint
10. Will Saunders, DLSP
11. Cillian Cleary, Suttonians
12. Gavin Keane, MU Barnhall
13. Adam Gray, MU Barnhall
14. Conor Toomey, Clontarf
15. Mark Cleary, MU Barnhall

16. Fionn Dalton, Seapoint
20. Ruaidhrí Smith, MU Barnhall
21. Hugh Dummer, Suttonians
22. Michael Barrett, Clontarf
23. Luke Ingle, Suttonians