21 players selected on Ireland Under 16 men's squad
October 19, 2017
Twenty one players from across the country have been selected on the Ireland Under 16 Men’s squad 2017/18.
The news was announced today by head coach, Mike Lynch.
Speaking about the announcement, Coach Lynch stated: “All of our players have worked extremely hard and have shown the enthusiasm and dedication required to play at this level. At this point of the programme, our focus is now very much on getting ready for the European Championships in 2018.
"We would like to thank all the players who have been part of our programme to date. For those not moving onto the next stage, we hope that they have enjoyed the experience and found their time on the programme a positive one.
“We are now looking to arrange some international friendly games in the coming months which we hope will give the players the much-needed game experience required to participate competitively at the Euros next summer. The management team and I would also like to extend a word of thanks and gratitude to all the players’ parents who have shown great support throughout the programme. Special word of thanks also to our team sponsor, Iarnród Éireann and the EPC for their continued support.”
The selected players are:
Ben O’Brien, Belvedere College, St Vincent’s BC
CJ Fulton, St Malachy’s Belfast, Belfast Star
Conor Walsh, Colaiste Chiarain, Liffey Celtics
Denzel Ebose, St Joseph’s CBS Drogheda, Drogheda Bullets
Eli Lenihan, SMGS Blarney, Neptune
Eduard Valenzuela, Adamstown CC, Liffey Celtics
Fionn McCloskey, Mount Temple, KUBS
Jack Doyle, Ars Scoil Ris, St Vincent’s BC
Kelvin O’Donoghue, SMGS Blarney, Neptune
Liam Keating, St Declan’s Cabra, St Vincent’s BC
Malik Thiam, Colaiste Einde Galway, Titans BC
Okoko Ogbe, Old Bawn CS, Dublin Lions
Paraic Moran, Colaiste Eoin, UCD Marian
Rioghan Murphy, Coliaste Iosagain Portarlington, Kestrels BC
Ronan Collins, SP Sliabh Luachra, Gneeveguilla BC
Sean McCarthy, Colaise Choilm Ballincollig, Neptune
Shane Morgan, St Colman’s College Newry, Newry Fliers
Silas Sunday, Colaiste Phadriag Lucan, Liffey Celtics
Tommy Coogan, Athlone Community College, Athlone BC
Ben Kelly, Colaiste Iognaid Jes, Titans BC
Conor McDonnell, St Malachy’s Belfast, Belfast Star