UCD man to lead Ireland Universities

UCD's Kevin Croke will lead Ireland Universities into battle with English Universities at Belfield tomorrow.

UCD's Kevin Croke will lead Ireland Universities into battle with English Universities at Belfield tomorrow.

Munster's Jeremy Manning has been included in the squad along with six other players from UCC, six representatives from Trinity, four from UCD, five from UL and two from Queen's University.

The management team is led by Trinity duo Tony Smeeth and Hugh Maguire, while former Ulster and Ireland A scrum half Neil Doak is also on board.

IRISH UNIVERSITIES SQUAD (v English Universities, Friday, March 9, Belfield Bowl, kick-off 2.30pm):

Backs (11) - Ian Hanley (UL), Michael Hastings (UCD), Vasily Artemiev (UCD), Michael Barker (Queen's), Fergus McFadden (UCD), Conor Donohue (Trinity), Alex Kelleher (UCC), Johnny Watt (Trinity), Jeremy Manning (UCC), Sam Cronin (UCC), Joey Burns (Trinity)

Forwards (13) - Graham Murphy (Trinity), Richard Carleton (Queen's), Richard Feeney (UL), Gary Walsh (UL), Michael Essex (UCC), Ben Cunningham (Trinity), Chris Kennefeck (UCC), Ryan Hartigan (UL), Brian Madigan (UL), Shane Young (Trinity), Barry O'Mahony (UCC), Kevin Croke (UCD) (capt), Billy Holland (UCC).

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