Ireland Name U15 Touring Side
Ireland have named their Under 15 squad which will play seven matches in ten days on a tour of Scotland and England next month.
The Irish take on traditional rivals Scotland in the Celtic Cup, a three 50-over match series plus a T20 starting on Monday August 7th before heading South to play Surrey, Hertfordshire and the West Indies at Merchant Taylor’s School.
Former Ireland A international Brian Allen is Head Coach and he admitted squad selection was difficult given the number of talented youngsters at this particular age-group.
“This squad as ever wasn’t easily selected with lots of competition for places, although we are very happy with this exciting group of players we’ve got,” said Allen.
“We have a testing 12 days of touring this year which will really challenge the squad.
“I look forward to getting everyone together and seeing these promising players forge new friendships and enjoy performing together.”
Ireland U15 Squad
Luke Allison (Donaghcloney), Nathan Doak (Lisburn), Levi Dougherty (Donemana), Gavin Hoey (Pembroke), James Hunter (Instonians), Samuel Johannes de Klerk (Malahide), Archie Johnston (CSNI), Kyle Magee (Bonds Glen), Reece Malone (Derriaghy), Nathan McGuire++ (Rush), Oliver Metcalfe (Instonians), Scott Ruttle (YMCA), Alex Stiles** (Railway Union), Tim Tector (YMCA). Mitchell Thompson (YMCA)
++Nathan McGuire will play in Merchants Taylor’s tournament only.
** Alex Stiles will play in Scotland series only
Ireland Under 15 Fixtures
Monday 7th August, 50 overs, Ireland v Scotland at Ayr
Tuesday 8th August, 50 overs, Ireland v Scotland at Ayr
Thursday 10th August, 50 overs, Ireland v Scotland at Ayr
Friday 11th August, T20, Ireland v Scotland at Ayr
Monday 14th August, 50 overs, Ireland v Surrey, at Merchant Taylor’s School
Tuesday 15th August, 50 overs, Ireland v Hertfordshire, at Merchant Taylor’s School
Thursday 17th August, 50 overs, Ireland v West Indies, at Merchant Taylor’s School