Dromore U16s aiming for cup glory

Peter O'Connor
Peter O'Connor

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.

Sam Fairley

Sam Fairley

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

Position: prop

Ben Heath

Ben Heath

Description: member of ulster u17s clubs. Strong ball carrier and works hard around park.

Name: Sam Fairley

Position: Wing

Description: defensively rock solid not many boys get past him, turns up every week with a eagerness to learn and improve.

James Moore

James Moore

Name: Ben Heath

Position: no.8

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)

Richard Dickson

Richard Dickson

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

Jordan Howard

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

Position: wing

Description: another player who has improved immensely this year. Defensively strong, made a lot of impressive big hits so far.

Name: Tom Dolaghan

Position: centre

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)

Position: flanker

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.

Adam Buller

Adam Buller

Jonny Scott

Jonny Scott

James Humphries

James Humphries

Aaron Lyttle

Aaron Lyttle

Thomas Priestly

Thomas Priestly