TWO young West Cork rugby players have been included in Ireland U18 squads for the 5 Nations and Tri Nations festivals.
Bantry Rugby Club’s Tadhg McCarthy has been named in the Ireland U18 5 Nations Festival squad, while Skibbereen RFC’s Dave McCarthy has been included in the Ireland U18 Tri Nations Festival squad.
Both sides are made up of a combination of schools and clubs players. There are also several players that have come through the Exiles identification programme.
The 5 Nations Festival, which features Ireland, England, Italy, Scotland and Wales, takes place in Bristol and the CBB Centre for Sporting Excellence, Caerphilly between March 24th and April 2nd. Ireland will take on England, Scotland and Italy.
The Tri Nations Festival will take place in Ashbourne RFC between March 26th March April 2nd and will feature Ireland, England and France.