NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS’ Emmet Calvey has been included in the Ireland U18 Schools squad that will compete in the U18 Mens Six Nations Festival with Rebecca Rodgers of Killaloe part of the women’s squad.
Calvey was first called up to the schools squad in December off the back of an impressive Senior Cup campaign for Ardscoil Rís.
He is retained in the squad that will travel to Marcoussis, France where they will play three games between April 9 and 17 and face their French counterparts on Match Day 1 on April 9th. On April 13th they will play Wales and will then complete their participation in the Festival on the 17thApril when they play Italy.
Emmet’s inclusion in the 26 man squad is all the more impressive given that he is eligible for the grade again next year. The squad will be coached by Paul Barr (Presentation Brothers College, Cork) and Andy Kyriacou (Munster Elite Player Development Officer). Formerly a pupil of Clonmoney NS, Emmet is one of ten Munster players named in the squad.
Meanwhile, Killaloe’s Rebecca Rodgers has been included in the 26 player Ireland U18 Women’s squad that will travel to Edinburgh over the Easter break to compete in the inaugural U18 Women’s Six Nations festival.
She was part of the extended squad that participated in three weekend camps at the IRFU’s High Performance Centre in Dublin in preparation for the festival which takes place at the Dam Health Stadium beside Murrayfield. The St Anne’s Community College student is one of three Munster players named in the squad.