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Knockbeg College student named in Ireland U-18 rugby team to face England

Knockbeg College student Martin Moloney has been selected in the Ireland U-18 Schools team to face England tomorrow.

Moloney, a Kildare native, follows in the footsteps of Tom Daly, another recent Knockbeg student who has played with Ireland at underage level.

Martin Moloney
Martin Moloney

Ireland will be looking to make it two wins from two in the competition, having run out 39-23 winners in their first game against Italy.

Head coach Noel McNamara has made a number of changes to the side that defeated Italy on Saturday.

Stewart Moore comes into the team at full-back, with Liam Turner moving to the wing having worn the number 15 shirt on Saturday.

Jonathan Wren will line out of the opposite wing, with Sean French starting his second game in a row at centre.

Eoin Barr will partner French at centre and they will look to half backs Ben Healy and captain Craig Casey to get the back line moving.

Up front, Josh Wycherley starts at loose-head prop alongside hooker Billy Scannell and tight-head Luke Masters.

The second-row is unchanged from the Italy game, with Ryan Baird and Niall Murray packing down.

In the back-row, flankers Scott Penny and Martin Moloney line out alongside Number 8 Azur Allison.

Ireland Under-18 Schools Squad v England Under-18

15. Stewart Moore (Ballymena Academy/Ulster)
14. Liam Turner (Blackrock College/Leinster)
13. Sean French (PBC Cork/Munster)
12. Eoin Barr (Gonzaga/Leinster)
11. Jonathan Wren (PBC Cork/Munster)
10. Ben Healy (Glenstal Abbey/Munster)
9. Craig Casey (Ard Scoil Ris/Munster) Captain
1. Josh Wycherley (CC Roscrea/Munster)
2. Billy Scannell (PBC Cork/Munster)
3. Luke Masters (CBC Cork/Munster)
4. Ryan Baird (St. Michael’s College/Leinster)
5. Niall Murray (St. Aloysius College/Connacht)
6. Martin Moloney (Knockbeg/Leinster)
7. Scott Penny (St. Michael’s College/Leinster) Vice-captain
8. Azur Allison (Ballymena Academy/Ulster)

16. John McKee (Campbell College/Ulster)
17. Niall McEniff (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
18. Tom Clarkson (Blackrock College/Leinster)
19. Cian Hurley (CBC Cork/Munster)
20. Fintan Coleman (Crescent College/Munster)
21. Dan O’Donovan (St. Michael’s College/Leinster)
22. Cormac Foley (St. Gerard’s School/Leinster)
23. Harry Byrne (St. Michael’s College/Leinster)
24. David Ryan (St. Michael’s College/Leinster)
25. Darragh Kelly (St. Fintan’s School/Leinster)
26. Angus Kernohan (Ballymena Academy/Ulster)

International Tournament Fixtures and Results (April 8th – April 16th)
Ireland U18 Schools 39 – 23 Italy U18 – BT Cardiff Arms Park, 8th April
Ireland U18 Schools v England U18 – Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, 12th April, 5.15pm
Ireland U18 Schools v Wales U18 – CCB Centre of Sporting Excellence, Caerphilly, 16th April, 4.15pm

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