Dromore RFC U16s are set for the final of the Under 16s Ulster Carpets U16s Cup at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday 7th May v Rainey OB, kick off 11.30am.
Dromore progressed to final after an impressive 39-0 away win at Ballyclare on Saturday 23rd April.
Coaches Geoff Moore, Mark Elliot and Michael Harshaw believe it is no-more than they deserve after good season.
Meet the team:
Name: Peter O’Connor
Description: member of ulster u17s clubs. Strong ball carrier and works hard around park.
Name: Sam Fairley
Description: defensively rock solid not many boys get past him, turns up every week with a eagerness to learn and improve.
Name: Ben Heath
Description: member of ulster u18s club squad. the teams main source of go forward ball, loves a big carry but also great leader defensively.
Name: James Moore (capt)
Position: hooker/ flanker
Description: natural leader speaks well and leads by example on the pitch. Does a lot of the dirty work around pitch.
Name: Richard Dickson
Position: 2nd row/ flanker
Description: probably the teams most aggressive player. Relishes the defensive side of the game, loves tackling hard.
Name: Jordan Howard
Position: 2nd row/ prop
Description: 1 of 5 boys that joined from banbridge this year. Hasn’t let anyone down when needed in prop or in 2nd row
Name: Adam Buller
Position: out half/ scrum half
Description: new to 10 this year and looks very comfortable in that position. High work rate, loves contact in attack and in defence.
Name: Jonny Scott
Position: full back/ hooker
Description: has played in forwards and backs this year, can do a good job wherever he is needed. Has a cannon of a right boot
Name: James Humphries
Position: 2nd row
Description: one of the most improved players this season. A grafter on the pitch, works hard in training.
Name: Aaron Lyttle
Position: front row
Description: recently added to ulster schools u16s squad. Solid all round player, getting better each week. Big game player, t times he needs to remember he’s a forward not a back, but has good enough hands to show a lot of back up.
Name: Thomas Priestley
Description: another player who has improved immensely this year. Defensively strong, made a lot of impressive big hits so far.
Name: Tom Dolaghan
Description: top try scorer so far this season, strong runner with ball usually trying to run over boys instead of round them.
Name: Rhys Dale
Position: scrum half
Description: technically talented, has improved a lot as the season has went on. Knows the game well and learns new ideas quickly.
Name: Hayden Kerr
Position: centre/ out half
Description: the brains of the backs, the defensive leader in the backs. Strong carrier, a player that does a lot of selfless work
Name: Matthew Neill
Position: 2nd row/prop/ full back
Description: versatile player who covers a lot of position. Good player in the loose, scored try game in semi finals
Name: Matthew Corbett
Position: centre/ full back/ wing/ flanker
Description: great player to have in squad as he could play anywhere, very strong boy who is as good going forward as in defence
Name: Matthew Pepper (vice captain)
Description: loves making big hits, works his sock of around pitch. Good ball carrier strong and hard to tackle.
Name: Caleb Harper
Position: wing/ centre
Description: unlucky with injuries this season . When fit runs good lines and defensively strong, hopefully fit enough to take place in squad.