There are six young players from the NW named in the Ireland Under 13 ranks for the winter programme.

There are two representatives from Bready and St Johnston, and one apiece from Strabane and Coleraine.

James Bell is the Bannsiders player, while Gavin Roulston is the Strabane representative.

The Bready duo are James McKillop and Nathan McCombe, while Harry Pearson and Scott Macbeth are the young Saints.

The squad don't play any competitive games but there are training camps and various programmes designed to prepare the young internationals of the future.

Barry Scott from Strabane is part of the coaching team under new Head Coach Callum Atkinson.

IRELAND U13 SQUAD

Sam Allister (Waringstown/NCU), James Bell (Coleraine/NWCU), Eoin Birch (Balbriggan/ LCU), Mark Canniffe (Railway Union/LCU), Adam Clinton (The Hills/LCU), McDara Cosgrove (Pembroke/LCU), Harry Dagg (Greystones/LCU), Harry Dyer (CSNI/NCU), Rory Ellerby (Instonians/NCU), Daniel Forkin (Merrion/LCU), Ryan Hunter (CSNI/NCU), Srihan Karpe (YMCA/LCU), Phillipe Le Roux (Railway Union/LCU), Scott Macbeth (St. Johnston/NWCU), Eoin MacNulty (Merrion/LCU), Nathan McCombe (Bready/NWCU), Carson McCullough (CIYMS/NCU), James McKillop (Bready/NWCU), Finn McGee (Rush/LCU), John McNally (Clontarf/LCU), Harry Pearson (St. Johnston/NWCU), Gavin Roulston (Strabane/NWCU),Sam Topping (Waringstown/NCU).