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Northern Ireland U18 start season with home test

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The Northern Ireland under 18 team preparation for the centenary shield will start with a home game against Australia at Seaview on Monday 23rd January 3pm ko.  Manager Frankie Wilson has selected an 18 man squad for the game however puts an emphasis on the strength in depth needed to be successful for the year “it was a hard decision to select the 18 man squad as we have had 22 training every Sunday for the last few weeks with all players pushing to represent their country. 

As the campaign will last into April we know that we will need all players challenging for positions if we are going to lift the centenary shield this year.  I feel that Australia will be a tough test for the team, we have prepared differently this year by scheduling more matches in preparation and putting the players up against more physical teams as we feel that this will be key especially in away games to England and Wales.”

The squad will travel to Jersey a week after to play two more games and then will be home to the Republic of Ireland on 2nd March. The U18 international squad for the Australia game:



Conor Larkin

SRC Armagh


Eamon Scannell

Corpus Christi College


Christopher Crane

Corpus Christi College


Eoin Toal

St Patricks Armagh

Armagh City

Aaron Donnelly

Belfast Met


Bobby Burns

St Malachys College


Andy Scott

Drumragh Integrated College

Maiden City

Jack Henderson

Bangor Academy


Fra Nolan

Belfast Met


Daniel Reynolds

Belfast Met


Niall Owens

St Michael’s College


Caolin Coyle

Northern Regional College

Dungannon Swifts

Decky Dunne

Mercy College


Thomas Roscoe

Wallace High School

Dungannon Swifts

Conall Young

Belfast Met


Matthew Kirk

St Columbs College


Jack O’Mahony

Slemish College


Ryan Strain

Northern Regional College



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