Murray, Conroy and Henshaw on Ireland squads | News | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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Murray, Conroy and Henshaw on Ireland squads

published:Oct  30   2017

BUCCANEERS U-17 captain Darragh Murray has been selected on the Ireland U-18 squad that participated in an international rugby tournament in Portugal over the bank holiday period.  A versatile and immensely talented sportsman, St. Ciaran’s College student Darragh is only 16 years old. He scored a goal for St. Brigid’s in their Roscommon Minor Football final victory over Clan Na Gael and was a key member of the Roscommon U-17 football team that defeated Kerry on their way to the All-Ireland final last August.


His family has a strong sporting tradition with grandfather Noel Murray being renowned in Roscommon GAA circles while older brother Niall also played at lock for Ireland U-18’s last season. Although only just 18, Niall has recently made two appearances for Connacht Eagles in the British & Irish Cup.


Meanwhile Jordan Conroy was on duty with the Ireland Sevens squad playing in Elche, Spain, last weekend and he will be on the other side of the Atlantic next weekend playing in the Silicon Valley Sevens in the USA.


Robbie Henshaw is surely one of the first names pencilled into the Ireland Senior squad but it is very hard to fathom the omission of Tiernan O’Halloran from that panel particularly bearing in mind the few real options at fullback available to Joe Schmidt.