hugonaut wrote: ↑
March 12th, 2021, 7:14 am
Trying to piece together next year's academy intake through sub-academy players who have been selected/trained with the senior squad since Christmas
1. Jack Boyle [LH]
2. Tim Corkery [OH]
3. Jamie Osborne [C]
4. Chris Cosgrave [FB]
Who am I missing?
I think but not 100% sure that Osborne will be in Year 2 when it's announced.
Those are the u20 eligible players who have been pictured training to date.
I'd imagine the other player who will be getting serious consideration is Lee Barron[STMC/Hooker] based on his involvement with Leinster A and need.
I must say Corkery's progress is great to see, Charlie Tector[Kilkenny College/OH]/Karl Martin[Boyne-Old Belvedere/C]/Shane Mallon[Longford-Roscrea/W] are three U19 backs who are highly rated but may have to wait a year due to covid.
Want they do at scrumhalf too is a question, does Ben Murphy(Pres Bray)/Will Reilly(Portlaoise/MU Barnhall)/Rob Gilsenan(STMC) get an offer or do they wait?
Other than that these U20 players were involved with the irish u20 squad:
Hugo O'Malley(Loosehead) - Blackrock
Ben Grififn(Tighthead) - Coolmine/Castleknock
Sam Illo(Tighthead) - Wesley
Ronan Loughnane(Hooker) - Birr/Roscrea
Mark Boyle(Backrow) - Gorey
Aaron Coleman(Backrow) - Belvedere
Harry Colbert(Outhalf-Centre) - Gonzaga
Matthew McGettrick(Wing) - Terenure
Someone who seemed highly rated last season but has disappeared this season, maybe due to injury is Josh O'Connor(Wexford-UCD/Wing)
And of course two big names who have been confirmed to have been released by the sub-academy; Will Hickey(STMC/Backrow) and Marcus Kiely(Newbridge/Centre)