Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Leinster U-16 and U-18 squads announced

The Leinster U-18 and U-18 squads have been named for the upcoming Interprovincial series which takes place in the Shaw's Bridge in Ulster from November 21 to 23. The U-18 side is predictably dominated by St Andrew's and Wesley players, given their excellent performances in the All-Ireland Schools.

The U-16 squad, though, shows some very interesting selections, rewarding Railway Union for the excellent youth work that has gone into the club. Five players from the Park Avenue club - including two apeice from Oatlands and Blackrock College - make it into the set-up.

Leinster U18 Squad
Daniel Gribben (GK) (Wesley/Corinthian), Stephen West (GK)(St Andrews/Three Rock Rovers), Rob Anderson (Wesley/YMCA), David Carson (St Andrews/Corinthians), Luke Chadwick (Wesley/YMCA), Stephen Cole (St Andrews/Monkstown), Mairtin Cronin (St Andrews/Pembroke), Peter English (Wesley/Railway Union), Kyle Good (Wesley/Three Rock Rovers), Stuart Loughrey (St Andrews/Pembroke), Neal Megarity (Wesley/Three Rock Rovers), Conor Moyter (Wesley/Corinthians), Shane O'Donoghue (High School/Glenanne), Josh Purcell (High School/YMCA), Andrew Shekleton (Dundalk GS/Fingal), Cian Speers (St Andrews/Monkstown), Richard Sykes (St Andrews/Monkstown), Jamie Tobin (Wesley/YMCA)
Manager: Philip Robinson
Coach: Miles Warren
Assistant Coach: Andrew McConnell

Leinster U16 Squad:
Mark Ingram (Oatlands/Railway), David McCarthy (Oatlands/Railway), David Cole (St Andrews/Monkstown), David McCrea (Wesley/Three Rock Rovers), David Watkins (St Andrews/Monkstown), Fiachra Maher (St Andrews/Railway Union), Shane Madeley (Wesley/Three Rock Rovers), Jeffrey Spillane (Blackrock College/Railway Union), Jeremy Duncan (Kilkenny), Johnny Byrnes (Newpark/Monkstown), Stephen Nolan (St Andrews/Monkstown), Mark Ryan (Sutton Park/Fingal), Jonathan Lewis (Wesley College/Corinthians), Tom Samuel (Wesley College/Three Rock Rovers), Kevin Wong (Blackrock College/Railway Union), Killian McCourt (St Olivers/YMCA), Robert Burke (Wesley College/Corinthian), Ross Canning (St Columbas/Three Rock Rovers)
Team Manager Peter Chadwick
Coach Trevor Watkins
GK Coach Iain Walker
Asst Coach David Robinson

Match Timetable (U-18)
Friday 21st (12pm) Ulster v Munster; (4pm) Leinster v Munster
Saturday 22nd (12pm) Ulster v Leinster; (4pm) Ulster v Munster
Sunday 23rd (11.15am) Leinster v Munster; (15.15pm) Leinster v Ulster
(U-16)
Friday 21st (10am) Ulster v Munster; (2pm) Leinster v Munster
Saturday 22nd (10am) Ulster v Leinster; (2pm) Ulster v Munster
Sunday 23rd (9.30am) Leinster v Munster; (13.30pm) Leinster v Ulster

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

best of luck to both leinster underage side

Anonymous said...

Should be easy for them, only Ulster to beat

Anonymous said...

Jamie Tobin will have a superb tournement...he is on top form for Wesley and YM, prediction for top goalscorer and player of the tournement!

Anonymous said...

Well done to Tony Spillane and the other Railway coaches.Great to see their hard work being rewarded.

Anonymous said...

Only Ulster to beat indeed! A bit cockey.Think you forgot to mention Munster who have a handy u18 side and are very fit.You might have to eat humble pie yet!

Anonymous said...

"Should be easy for them, only Ulster to beat". haha we ll see about that now.I love the way leinster hockey people are so arrogant.Wait till munster play leinster u18s ye might have to use yer hair straighteners after the hits ye get.

Anonymous said...

Yeah...sooooo arrogant...its like you win one interpros, win one irish schools and all of a sudden yous are unreal!!!..pffft...we'll see

Anonymous said...

does the 18's squad mean high school are the third best in leinster now? just a thought

Anonymous said...

thats just some idiot sayin only ulster to beat. it will be tough and the players know that themselves

Anonymous said...

Leinster=Spiceboys

Anonymous said...

leinster lost first match 2-1 with Jamie Tobin being their best player according to a live source from the match

Anonymous said...

Leinster 1 Munster 2,I thought ye only had Ulster to beat!!!???

Anonymous said...

u18 the team with all the talent bottled it completely, should have won but didnt seem to apply themselves right