Bornacoola's Shane Mallon pictured with members of the Longford RFC U6 & 7 teams at the club last weekend
Bornacoola's Shane Mallon has been named to start on the Ireland team to take on Wales in Friday's Six Nations International against Wales in Cork.
The Longford RFC and UCD RFC has been named on at the wing at number 11 for the game in Musgrave Park (8pm kickoff) and Leitrim fans will be able to watch the action with the game being televised live on RTE2.
The news has been greeted with delight with Longford RFC tweeting "Congratulations to #Longford #Rugbys Shane Mallon who will start on the wing for #Ireland U20s v Wales on Friday night in Musgrave Park at 8PM. The match will be live on RTE 2. We cannot wait! Best of luck to Shane and all his team mates."
Congratulations to #Longford #Rugbys Shane Mallon who will start on the wing for #Ireland U20s v Wales on Friday night in Musgrave Park at 8PM. The match will be live on RTE 2. We cannot wait! Best of luck to Shane and all his team mates.#lrfconnects #fromthegroundup pic.twitter.com/NnFoivl8ze— Longford RFC (@longfordrugby) February 2, 2022
A former Leitrim underage footballer and hurler, the news of Shane's selection has been greeted with delight in gaelic games circles.
Congratulations to Shane Mallon who has been named on the wing for the Ireland U20s for their 6 nations game against Wales this weekend. Maith thú a Sheáin— Bornacoola GAA (@BornacoolaGAA) February 2, 2022
We can't wait for this! ⤵️— UCD Rugby Football Club (@UCDRugby) February 2, 2022
Best of luck to the entire @IrishRugby U20 team against Wales on Friday night!
Special mention to the UCD RFC contingent of; Fionn Gibbons, Ben Brownlee, Shane Mallon, Jack Boyle, Conor O’Tighearnaigh, Mark Morrissey, James Culhane, and Rory McGuire https://t.co/ILsq7HY935
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