Letterkenny man Joe Dunleavy has been named in the Ireland Under-20 squad for the upcoming World Rugby U-20 Championship.
The tournament takes place in France from May 30-June 17.
Ireland share Pool C with Six Nations rivals France, Georgia and South Africa and will face the hosts on the opening day of the tournament in Perpignan.
On confirmation of the squad, Ireland U-20 head coach Noel McNamara said: “It’s an exciting time for the players and management as we prepare to head to the south of France for the Under-20 World Championship. There’s a lot of talent in this squad and the players are all preparing well.
“We’re up against three physical sides in our pool, and with France up first, it will be a great test for the players on the opening day of the tournament and something that everyone is looking forward to.”
Dunleavy, who now plays for Malone and Ulster A, is named among the forwards in the 28-man panel.