TRALEE’S VERY OWN Ultan Dillane will be over the moon this afternoon after it was announced that the former Tralee RFC player and current Connacht lock would be in Joe Schmidt’s 35 man Six Nations squad.
Ultan has been named in the squad for the first two rounds of matches and it will be interesting to see how the towering 6’6 and as yet uncapped 22 year old second rower fares during the tournament.
Ultan was named in the provisional training squad that met in Carlton House recently obviously impressed the coaching staff there, leading to his call up to the full squad.
Ultan has been garnering great reviews for his performances for Connacht over the past year and has now played 18 matches for the team this year, 15 of these appearances coming in the Pro 12.
His sheer strength, imposing figure and technical skill on the field have seen his name spoken of highly amongst the various rugby circles.
The future is certainly looking incredibly bright for Ultan and lets hope he can do himself, his family, Connacht and his former team, Tralee RFC proud when he meets up with the rest of the squad before the first match against Wales on February 7.
Good luck Ultan!