11 Trinity men on Irish University team

The Irish Students squad to play against the English Students on Saturday 9th April in College Park, Trinity College, Dublin, has been confirmed.

The Irish Students squad is made up of the best university and college players who are not contracted to their respective provinces. The home university side, DUFC forms the backbone of the squad with 11 players called up including captain Paddy Lavelle. UCC have 5 players selected, Queens and UCD 2 each and 1 from Maynooth University, Mary Immaculate and NUI Galway.

The English students are coming into the match after a close encounter against the French Students last weekend in France losing 30-27.

The international fixture kick offs at 3pm and entry is free to everyone.  

Irish Students squad:


Squad Number Player Name University/College Position
1 Charlie Slowey UCC Loose-Head
2 Tony Cusack Mary Immaculate Loose-Head
3 Patrick Finlay DUFC Hooker
4 John Molony NUIG Hooker
5 Andrew Keating DUFC Tight Head
6 Lee Mitchell Maynooth University Tight Head
7 Ben Mitchell UCC Second Row
8 Jack Burke DUFC Second Row
9 Raef Tyrrell DUFC Second Row
10 Paddy Marks QUB Blind Side
11 Brian Du Toit DUFC Open Side
12 Cathal Gallagher UCC Open Side
13 Tom Ryan DUFC Number Eight
14 Jamie Glynn UCD Scum Half
15 Charlie O’ Regan UCC Scrum Half
16 Jack McDermott DUFC Out Half
17 Liam Bourke UCD Out Half
18 Paddy Lavelle DUFC (Captain) Centre
19 Paddy Farrell QUB Centre
20 Michael Courtney DUFC Centre
21 Max McFarland DUFC Wing
22 Cillian Ansbro UCC & CIT Wing
23 Conor Kearns DUFC Full Back

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