Monday, December 1, 2008

Irish U-16 and U-18 boys triallists named

Following last week's interpros, 35 U-16 players and 26 U-18s have been selected to take part in trial sessions in the coming weeks for their respective Irish underage sides.


The U-16s trials, to be held at the National Stadium, UCD take place on January 11 and January 25 2009 between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

The U-18s, meanwhile, have their trials beginning in just two weeks time, with sessions on December 14 (*see below) and January 18, again in UCD between 10.30am and 3.30pm. Leinster are rewarded for their fine win in the U-16 competition with 15 of their squad invited to take part while ten of the U-18 side are selected.

Under-16
Munster: Richard Sweetnam, Darren Sweetnam, Scott Sullivan, Ben Scott, Jack Robinson, Dylan Murphy (GK), Richard Lynch, Nicholas Burns
Leinster: David Watkins, Jeffrey Spillane, Tom Samuel, Mark Ryan, Stephen Nolan, David McCrea, Fiachra Maher, Shane Madeley, Jonathon Lewis, Mark Ingram (GK), Jeremy Duncan, David Cole, Ross Canning, Johnny Byrnes, Robert Burke
Ulster: Robin Smyrl, Ian Sloan, Matthew Rollins, Paul Ritchie, Conor Montgomery, Josh Moffett, Ryan Millar, Ben McMillan (GK), Owen Magee, Matthew Lecky, Neil Gilmore, Matthew Bell

Under-18
Munster: Andrew Scannel, Stuart O'Grady, David Doherty, Andrew Daunt, Peter Catchpole
Leinster: Stephen West (GK), Cian Speers, Andrew Shekleton, Josh Purcell, Shane O'Donoghue, Stuart Loughrey, Daniel Gribben, Kyle Good, Stephen Cole, David Carson
Ulster: Alistair Thom (GK), Peter Purcell, Ryan McCrea, Peter MacDonnell, Stephen Hunter, Scott Forbes, Stephen Dowds, Mark Crooks, Collin Clelland, Phillip Brown, Richard Arneill
* Due to re-arranged IHL matches Under 18 Boys trials have been cancelled for the 14th December. Details of rearranged trails will be posted once confirmed.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

would i b right in saying that high school have as many irish trialists as wesley. are times changing?

Anonymous said...

Maybe not as quickly as you would think but definitely improving in last few years. St Columbas and Mount Temple are coming again. High School have made great strides. Sutton Park have been close by for a number of years thanks to Colin Stewart. Kings Hospital are rebuilding. Kilkenny punch above their weight given all their hassles with personnel and transport. Wesley and Andrews have a stranglehold but no one is giving up just yet. Times are not changing just developing.

Anonymous said...

jonny ames not in the 18's.....an absolute joke.....this decision is simply RIDICULOUS....shows the bias towards leinster players these days........

Anonymous said...

U-16 Wesley 3
U-18 Wesley 2 Highschool 2

your are right in the second part yes

Anonymous said...

EXCUSE ME! WHERE IS RICHARD SYKES!?!?

Anonymous said...

times aren't changing you obviously haven't noticed that Wesley have 4 under 16 trialists whereas High School have none

Anonymous said...

U16: Tom Samuel, David McCrea, Shane Madeley, Jonathan Lewis, Robert Burke.
U18: Daniel Gribben, Kyle Good.

Have High School got anyone bar Josh and Shane?

Anonymous said...

love that pic! josh is so good he can play with 2 sticks..

Anonymous said...

it must be the coaching staff they have there

Anonymous said...

Using two sticks.. thats class! He should definitely make the team

Anonymous said...

Heard highschool beat Wesley 5-1 both teams missing there Leinster players, obv Wesley missing quite a few more.

Anonymous said...

Where is Richard Magown, Jonathan Ames and Karl Lynch? Thats ridiculous.

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Anonymous said...

Stephen would you be able to put the u16 hockey league on the website and the weekly results. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Richard Magown, Jonathan Ames and Karl Lynch?

None of them showed any signs of being good enough for the national team this year, Doenst mean there arent good players all the same

Anonymous said...

it looks like the team must be already nearly decided.a lot of big players not getting trial - especially in leinster!

Anonymous said...

Jon Ames and Karl Lynch are far better than some of those players that got selected,I have watched Cookstown play the Irish schools and previous years and he has been excellent as for Karl Lynch,He was Bandons best player at the Irish schools this year and him and Stuart O'Grady ran the show for Munster!!!Your obviously not watching the same game as everyone else anonymous or just stuck in your Leinster head how Leinster are so great!!!Wise up and get your eyes checked!!!

Anonymous said...

Saw Karl Lynch play against Ulster and Leinster in Instonions.Thought he was very good with great vision on the ball.One of Munsters best players by far( non munster supporter)

Anonymous said...

so what r the odds 4 the schools cup this year?

Anonymous said...

i'd say andrews-evens, wesley 5-1, sutton and high school 10-1, kilkenny 12-1, kings hos 50-1

Anonymous said...

I thought Karl Lynch was fantastic this year. Its a wonder he wasn't chosen for selection. Same applies to Jonathan Ames. His performance at the weekend really didn't reflect his ability. I didn't really notice Richard Magowan throughout the tournament, but other than that he's always been very solid for school and club. Sykes also very narrowly missed selection, as I thought he had a good weekend for Leinster. I thought some of the Leinster players were hard done by while bigger players on the same squad who didn't show their class at the weekend got chosen instead.

Its unbelievable how your name can get you places. A lot of the Ulster players also hard done by as I feel the fact that they ran out winners would see them with more trialists. Anthoni and Jackson have really shot themselves in the foot this year I think. I think scouts should go into a tournament with a blank page rather than a list of recommendations from a number of sources. If that was the case I think there would be a lot of difference in the names shown above.

Anonymous said...

with all this friendly banter going on - your all missing the point - arn't we all on the same side - Ireland!!

Anonymous said...

with all this friendly banter going on - your all missing the point - arn't we all on the same side - Ireland!!

Anonymous said...

If we want to progress hockey especially munster hockey which appears to be dying,we must give their best players trials.Karl Lynch is class ,much better than some of players who got trials from what i saw at u18s.He was one of munsters best players with syuart o grady.

Anonymous said...

Yeah amazing how far a name can get you?
Lynch
Ames

Only joking think both deserved a trial at least...Think the leinster lads get more abuse than they deserve due to people not involved in squads making comments about things they know nothing about!!

non leinster supporter

Anonymous said...

high school lost 2 1 2 bandon with 11 players. n international also went off after 10 mins. high school r definitely improving

Anonymous said...

yes but bandon were missing karl lynch,andrew scannell and fionn o leary who are their best 3 players.

Anonymous said...

sutton lost 3-2 to badnon today

Anonymous said...

so it was about even between hs and bandon in terms of missing players

Anonymous said...

not really wern t hs just missing shaneo?

Anonymous said...

hs were missing 7 players.4 wud start

Anonymous said...

which would be one leinster player

Anonymous said...

Cookstown whipped Banbridge 5-0 today in the McCullough Cup semi. Could and should have been more. The dream team is back!!! Johnny Ames was back to his brilliant best and showed how wrong the decision not to give him a trial was.

Anonymous said...

bandon beat wesley 4-3 yesterday in the leinster league after being 4-1 up bandon still showing what a great hockey school they are.

Anonymous said...

didnt know bandon were in leinster now

Brian said...

wel south of ireland league to b precise but leinster league in all but name!!!!!what a gr8 game of hockey though wit both sides giving ther all nd scoring some class goals!

Anonymous said...

wesley and bandon dont play league matches there in different leagues and im pretty sure they havent even played a friendly recently

Anonymous said...

no they are in the same league.why would wesley come down to play ashton and bandon????

Anonymous said...

lynch is better then most of the leinster backs so i dont no wat ur on about and ames is class too!!


they deserved there trials!
bandon beat ashton today in the munster cup final on strokes!!