Coach Kelly’s lowdown on Larne’s cup final squad

Larne RFC coach Laurence Kelly. Photo: Phillip Byrne
Larne RFC coach Laurence Kelly. Photo: Phillip Byrne

Larne coach Laurence Kelly gives the Times the lowdown on his Gordon West Cup final squad to face Holywood at Ravenhill tomorrow afternoon (3:30 pm kick-off).

Craig Gibson (Prop / Hooker): Extremely solid in defence. Tireless work rate. Plays for the shirt.

Chris Rea (Prop): Quick for a front row, carries well and a solid scrummager.

Gareth Wright (Hooker / Flanker): Excellent work rate, runs good support lines. Solid in defence.

Stuart Smyth (Hooker): Dazzling feet, bags of pace. Superb line-runner and a good thrower into the mix.

James McCluggage (Front row, Second row, Back row): Captain. Leads by example, strong ball carrier. Always gives everything for the team.

Matt Crampsey (Second row) Great in lineout, awesome work rate. Tenacious tackler.

Jonny Cole (Second row): Good jumper, great support player. Dedicated member of the squad.

Colin McKinty (Second row / Back row): Strong with ball in hand. Bags of pace. Good support player.

Johnny McKinty (Seond row): Immense carrier of the ball and good in defence. Surprising turn of pace .

Ryan McAlister (Hooker / Flanker): Good finisher, excellent ball carrier and solid in defence.

Gareth Jamison (Flanker): Great support runner, superb tackler.

Mark McIlheron (Flanker): Solid in attack and defence, good support runner. Leads by example.

Eddie Hunter (Eight): Great ball carrier and line-breaker. Good in defence. Key player in line-out

Ricky McIlheron (Scrum-half): Big heart, good communicator and strong in defence.

Phil Andrews (Out-half): Good distributor, runs the team well. Excellent goal kicker.

Jordan Burns (Outside-centre / Winger): Great finisher, excellent pace; stays on his feet in contact.

Ian McIlheron (Inside-centre): Great step, strong powerful runner; hard tackler.

Scott Montgomery (Outside-centre): Good knowledge of the game, strong going forward; great support player.

Rhys Thomas (Flanker / Winger): Excellent line-breaker, good step; hard to stop.

Ryan Garrett (Scrum-half / Full-back): Vice-captain. Great feet and pace, strong finisher. Excellent out-of-hand kicker.

Nick Kelso (Winger): Hard to stop, stays on his feet and is very strong in defence.

Matthew Agnew (Scrum-half, Out-half, Wing, Full-back): Great feet and pace. Punches well above his weight in attack. Extremely versatile.

Aaron McBride (Out-half, Inside-centre, Full-back): Intelligent player; good communicator and kicker.