Gavin Moynihan steps out at Royal Dublin en route to his Irish Amateur Open strokeplay win in May. Picture by Pat CashmanIrish Amateur Open champion Gavin Moynihan will lead a strong Irish side in the next week’s Boys Home Internationals at County Louth.

The event, which is contested by the best players aged 18 or under from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, takes place from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 August at the Baltray links.

Reigning Champions, England, will open their defence of The R&A Trophy on Tuesday when they clash with Ireland who will be hoping to repeat their 2010 victory while Scotland take on Wales.

The teams are as follows:

ENGLAND: Jack Singh Brar (Bramshaw); Dan Brown (Bedale); Rob Burlison (Oxley Park); Joe Dean (Lindrick); Matt Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire); Bobby Keeble (Abridge); Patrick Kelly (Boston West); Nick Marsh (Huddersfield); Max Orrin (North Foreland); Toby Tree (Worthing); Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park); Derek Hughes (Non-playing Captain).

IRELAND: Robin Dawson (Faithlegg);  Sean Flanagan (County Sligo); John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead); Alex Gleeson (Castle); Jordan Hood (Galgorm Castle); Gareth Lappin (Belvoir Park); Paul McBride (The Island); Gavin Moynihan (The Island); Alec Myles (Newlands); William Russell (Clandeboye); James Sugrue (Mallow); Roy Archibald (Non-playing Captain).

SCOTLAND: Lawrence Allan (Alva); Anthony Blaney (Liberton); Ewen Ferguson (Bearsden); Craig Howie (Peebles); Greig Marchbank (Dumfries & County); Alasdair McDougall (Elderslie); Bradley Neil (Blairgowrie); Jamie Savage (Cawder); Ewan Scott (St Andrews); Ryan Walsh (Kirkcaldy); Alan Waugh (Cowglen); Barrie Douglas (Non-playing Captain).

WALES: Jack Davidson (Llanwern); Zack Galliford (Club Borth & Ynyslas); Evan Griffith (North Wales); Tim Harry (Vale Resort); Delon Hau (Vale Resort); Henry James (Kidderminster); Daniel King (Newport); Otto Mand (Greenmeadow); Gareth Roberts (North Wales); Ryan Thomas (Vale Resort); Greg Tickell (Hallamshire); Leighton Smith (Non-playing Captain).

Each match will comprise of five morning foursomes followed by ten afternoon singles, each played over 18 holes.

The traditional home of the East of Ireland Amateur Open, County Louth hosted the Irish Open in 2004 and 2009, when Ireland’s Shane Lowry won his first European Tour as an amateur. The club is also hosting the Irish Ladies Close Championship this year.