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Ennis teens lining out for Irish volleyball squad

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*Back row L-R Jacques Lusson (Kiltimagh), Peter McGlynn (Mallow), Cian Humphreys (Ennis), Andrei Molnor (Head Coach), Cathal Dwyer (Ennis), Cillian O’Riordan (Ennis), Lucas Freard Ruiz (Dublin).
Front Row L-R Roman Uzun (Dublin), Jesus Quaye Saya (Ennis), Ciagan Davoren (Loughrea), Gareth Gilmartin (Drumshanbo), Brandon Kennedy (Dublin). Missing from Photo: Arron Hughes (Kiltimagh).

Four Ennis teenagers are in Scotland as part of Ireland’s U19 volleyball squad who will compete in The Flying Scots tournament.

Cillian O’Riordan, Jesus Quaye Saya, Cathal Dwyer and Cian Humphreys will represent their country at St Andrews University. Over the next three days, they will be playing selections from Northern Ireland, England and Scotland in what is the U19s first international tournament.

Prior to the international tournament, the Irish squad completed an intensive four day training camp in Drumshambo where head coach Andrie Molnar put the final preparations and strategies in place.

All four are students at St Flannans College, this week also marked their return to school but staff at the Ennis second level institute are happy to see them get an extended break to embrace the opportunity of lining out for Ireland.

Cillian O’Riordan, Cian Humphreys, Jesus Quaye Saya & Cathal Dwyer.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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