Ireland head coach Richie Murphy has named a squad of 32 for the Under 20 Six Nations Championship, including 7 players that were involved in last year's Championship and summer series.
Ireland are the defending champions, having won the Grand Slam last year.
Four Connacht players are included in the Squad.
Erris native Fiachna Barrett, Harry West from Ballina, John Devine and Hugh Gavin are named in the Irish U20 squad for the upcoming U20 6 Nations.
Connacht Academy coach Mark Sexton will be part of the coaching setup.
Leinster hooker Gus McCarthy will captain Ireland, who begin their campaign away to Wales on Friday February 3rd in Colwyn Bay.