International

International
May 09 2022

Gareth O'Reilly announces men's U17 squad for three-game series in Scotland

The Ireland men's U17 squad has been trimmed by head coach Gareth O'Reilly, ahead of a three-game series with Scotland in Dundee at the end of this month. 

The squad has an excellent spread of players, with 15 clubs represented among the 24-strong group. Two of those, Leo Byrne (Alvik Bask) and Kristian Farrell (Reading Rockets), join the team from overseas. 

On the domestic front five players are chosen between Limerick Celtics and Limerick Lions respectively. Phoenix, Éanna, Belfast Star, Killester, Ballincolling and Dundalk Ravens are the other teams with multiple players chosen. 

Templeogue, Neptune, Blue Demons, Skibbereen and Corrib are the other sides who are represented among the group. 

Head coach Gareth O'Reilly had this to say on his squad: 

"It is never easy to reduce a squad and this time is no different. It has been great to witness the progress each of the players have made in recent months and while there will undoubtedly be some disappointed young men out there today, hopefully they can take their experiences of the past few months with them to use as added motivation to help them towards achieving their goals in the years ahead.

I am excited to work with the selected squad in the next phase of the programme as we get ready for our trip to Scotland at the end of May, and various other camps that we have planned for over the summer months."

Full squad list


First

Last

Age

Position

Height

Club

Leo

Byrne

16

SG

6’5

Alvik Bask (Sweden)

Jake

Calo

16

SG

6’1

Phoenix BC

Nathan

Comerford

16

SF

6’2

Éanna BC

Michael

Donnelly

16

SG

6’1

Belfast Star

Ciaran

Evans

17

PG

6’0

Killester 

Kristian

Farrell

17

SG

6’2

Reading Rockets (England)

Jack

Finn

17

PG

6’2

Templeogue

Martin

Frawley

16

SF

6’5

Limerick Celtics

Cian

Gleeson

17

SF

6’4

Limerick Celtics

Ben

Horgan

17

SG

6’0

Blue Demons

Viktor

Lovic

16

C

6’7

Éanna BC

Cian

Marks

16

SF

6’2

Corrib BC, Galway

Ben

Martin

16

SF

6’2

Phoenix BC

Jake

McCotter

16

SG

6’3

Belfast Star

Dara

McMahon

17

SG

5’11

Ballincollig

Sean

McNamara

16

C

6’6

Limerick Celtics

Rory

O’Flynn

16

SG

6’1

Ballincollig BC

Gabriel

O’Mahony

16

SG

6’2

Skibbereen

Davies

Ojo

17

C

6’5’

Dundalk Ravens

Toni

Olayiwola

16

SF

6’2

Dundalk Ravens

Liam

Price

16

SG

6’4

Limerick Lions

Sean

Ryan

17

PF

6’5

Neptune

Daniel

Shahab

16

SF

6’2

Limerick Lions

Daniel

Sheridan

17

SG

5’11

Killester

Ireland U17 men fixtures:

Saturday 28th May

Regional Performance Centre, Dundee.
1000 Scotland U17M v Ireland U17M 
1900 Scotland U18M v Ireland U17M 

Sunday 29th May

Regional Performance Centre, Dundee.
1230 Scotland U17M v Ireland U17M