30 January 2009
CFAI National Squad Trials
The trials for the national squad were held in Athlone last Friday the Jan 30th. Over 70 players representing 19 College members took part.
Again this year the trials were based loosely around the provincial system with two games. Players from Munster and Ulster took part in the first game with Connacht and Leinster players playing in the second game, which needed to be extended due to the number of players who turned up to trial.
Both games were watched closely by the new management team Danny Crowley (Colaiste Ide) Team Manager, Paddy Gleeson (CSN) Assistant Manager and Jim Conroy (Colaiste Ide) Assistant Coach .
The panel will be named shortly and they will most likely play a number of friendly matches in preparation for the games against the Defence Forces and the Irish Universities later in the year.