Rob Walsh, GCC leaving cert student represented Ireland schoolboys U18 on Saturday 18th January. Rob was given the no. 2 jersey, left full back – known for his attacking from this position. Rob had a great performance in the green jersey which should hold his position firmly going into the next competitive international game.

He has represented Munster this year also, competing in the Inter-Provincial competition from where he was spotted and selected for the Ireland team following further trials. It is a great honour for Rob to represent his country and GCC are very proud of this achievement.

The Irish students will have a trial game against Colin O’Brien’s Under 17 select in a few weeks time as O’Connor attempts to whittle the squad down to 16 players for the Centenary Shield fixture at the end of March.

Republic of Ireland U18

Rob Representing Munster

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Eoghan O’Sullivan (Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan); Cillian Heaney (Rice College, Westport), Adam McCarron (Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana), Andrew Quinn (Dunshaughlin Community College), Rob Walsh (Glanmire Community College); Eoin Farrell (Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy) Adam Vernon (Gaelcholáiste Reachrann, Donaghmede); Adam Lennon (Athlone Community School), Daniel Cox (St. Joseph’s College, Galway), Charlie Concannon (Yeats College, Galway); Kyle Robinson (Coláiste Phadráig, Lucan CBS).

SUBS: Patrick Ferry (Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair) for Walsh h-t, Brian Ahern (Hazelwood College, Dromcollogher) for Cox h-t, Patrick McGarvey (Rosses Community School, Dungloe) for O’Sullivan h-t, Joe Power (Presentation College, Bray) for Heaney h-t, Mark Hanratty (Lusk Community College) for Concannon h-t, Luke Rudden (Carndonagh Community School) for Lennon 86.