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There was Offaly and Limerick hurling interest in the Irish rugby U19 team that faced France

Jack Regan and Conor Fitzgerald came from hurling backgrounds to play for Ireland today.

THERE WAS OFFALY and Limerick hurling interest in the Ireland U19 rugby side that lost out 18-9 against France this afternoon in Garryowne FC at Dooradoyle in Limerick.

UCD student Jack Regan, son of Offaly All-Ireland winning hurler Daithi, lined out for Ireland in the game after being capped at U18 level last year and captaining the Leinster U18′s in the interprovincial series.

Jack Regan and Mickael Capelli Ireland's Jack Regan and Mickael Capelli of France Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Conor Fitzgerald from Ardscoil Rís in Limerick supplied all nine of Ireland’s points from the boot. He was part of the Limerick minor hurling team that reached the 2014 All-Ireland final, coming on as a sub in that final loss to Kilkenny.

Conor Fitzgerald kicks a penalty Conor Fitzgerald kicks a penalty for Ireland Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Ireland eventually lost out in the match by nine points having trailed 10-6 at the interval. They will renew acquaintances with their French counterparts next Sunday 3 April at the same venue.

There was Offaly and Limerick hurling interest in the Irish rugby U19 team that faced France
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  • Michael McDermott is tackled by Antoine Hastoy and Theo Millet

    Ireland's Jack Regan and Mickael Capelli of FranceSource: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
  • Ireland players make their way to the pitch

    The Irish players make their way on to the pitchSource: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
  • Peter Cooper on the attack

    Ireland's Peter Cooper on the attack against FranceSource: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
  • General view of an Ireland line out

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  • General view of the match at Garryowen FC

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  • Gavin Coombes gets tackled

    Ireland's Gavin Coombes gets tackledSource: Cathal Noonan/INPHO
  • Ireland team applaud the French players after the match

    Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

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