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Post by profitius on Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:09 pm

The first training squad has been announced. Plenty of players missing from that list die to injury etc.
http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/38779.php#.WFk3-vmLSM8


Hookers
Adam Maloney (Shannon/Munster)
Tadgh McElroy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Shane O'Hehir (Sligo/Connacht)


Props
Charlie Connolly (Dublin University/Leinster)
Sam Deane (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Greg McGrath (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Joey Conway (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Peter Cooper (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Rory Mulvihill (UCD/Leinster)


Locks
Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Cillian Gallagher (Sligo/Connacht)
Jack Regan (UCD/Leinster)
Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster)


Backrow
Sean Masterson (Corinthians/Connacht)
Simon Meagher (Roscrea/Connacht)
Marcus Rea (Queen's University/Ulster)
Barry Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Paul Boyle (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Caelan Doris (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Gavin Coombes (Young Munster/Munster)


Half Backs
Ryan Feehily (Sligo/Connacht)
James Lennon (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Jack Stafford (Shannon/Munster)
Jonny Stewart (Queen's University/Ulster)
Alan Tynan (Young Munster/Munster)
Luke Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Ciaran Frawley (Skerries/Leinster)
Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon/Munster)
Conor Dean (St. Mary's College/Leinster)


Backs
Colm de Buitlear (Corinthians/Connacht)
Daniel Hurley (Garryowen/Munster)
Conor Kelly (Queen's University/Ulster)
Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Jack Kelly (Dublin University/Leinster)
Liam Coombes (Garryowen/Munster)
Calvin Nash (Munster/Young Munster)
Tommy O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
Alex McHenry (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Peadar Collins (Garryowen/Munster)
Robert Lyttle (Queen's University/Ulster)
Rory Butler (Ballymena/Ulster)



December Fixtures:

Leinster Development XV v Ireland Under-20 XV
Wednesday, December 21, kick-off 12.30pm
Donnybrook Stadium

Munster Development XV v Ireland Under-20 XV
Thursday, December 29, kick-off 1pm
Thomond Park
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Post by geoff999rugby on Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:33 pm

Rea is injured - should someone let the IRFU know Headscratch

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Post by The Great Aukster on Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:12 pm

Thanks for the post Profitius - impressive  bit of categorization there.
Split provincially:

Leinster - 14 (9F, 5B)
Tadgh McElroy (Lansdowne/Leinster) Hooker
Charlie Connolly (Dublin University/Leinster) Prop
Greg McGrath (Lansdowne/Leinster) Prop
Rory Mulvihill (UCD/Leinster) Prop
Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne/Leinster) Lock
Jack Regan (UCD/Leinster) Lock
Barry Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne/Leinster) Backrow
Paul Boyle (Lansdowne/Leinster) Backrow
Caelan Doris (St. Mary's College/Leinster) Backrow
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Ciaran Frawley (Skerries/Leinster) H/Back
Conor Dean (St. Mary's College/Leinster) H/Back
Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College/Leinster) Back
Jack Kelly (Dublin University/Leinster) Back
Tommy O'Brien (UCD/Leinster) Back
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Munster - 14 (5F, 9B)
Adam Maloney (Shannon/Munster) Hooker
Sam Deane (Cork Constitution/Munster) Prop
Joey Conway (UL Bohemians/Munster) Prop
Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster) Lock
Gavin Coombes (Young Munster/Munster) Backrow
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James Lennon (UL Bohemians/Munster) H/Back
Jack Stafford (Shannon/Munster) H/Back
Alan Tynan (Young Munster/Munster) H/Back
Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon/Munster) H/Back
Daniel Hurley (Garryowen/Munster) Back
Liam Coombes (Garryowen/Munster) Back
Calvin Nash (Munster/Young Munster) Back
Alex McHenry (Cork Constitution/Munster) Back
Peadar Collins (Garryowen/Munster) Back
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Connacht - 7 (4F, 3B)
Shane O'Hehir (Sligo/Connacht) Hooker
Cillian Gallagher (Sligo/Connacht) Lock
Sean Masterson (Corinthians/Connacht) Backrow
Simon Meagher (Roscrea/Connacht) Backrow
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Ryan Feehily (Sligo/Connacht) H/Back
Luke Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) H/Back
Colm de Buitlear (Corinthians/Connacht) Back
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Ulster 6 (2F,4B)
Peter Cooper (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) Prop
Marcus Rea (Queen's University/Ulster) Backrow
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Jonny Stewart (Queen's University/Ulster) H/Back
Conor Kelly (Queen's University/Ulster) Back
Robert Lyttle (Queen's University/Ulster) Back
Rory Butler (Ballymena/Ulster) Back

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Post by marty2086 on Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:19 pm

geoff999rugby wrote:Rea is injured - should someone let the IRFU know Headscratch

That's his brother Matthew that's injured

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Post by The Great Aukster on Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:41 pm

So a total of 41 names, 20 forwards and 21 backs.
There are 9 half backs and 12 outside backs which would indicate a lack of certainty over the back division selection.
Leinster are providing twice as many forwards as backs - Munster the opposite

Landsdowne alone have provided 5 forwards - Ulster only 2
Ulster again are providing less than 15% of the players.
Ulster have Rory Butler with Ballymena playing in UBL 1B, the rest are in 2A - Leinster have 13 in 1A and only one outside while Munster have 9 from 1A sides and the rest from 1B.
Please IRFU send Mike Ruddock to take over the Ulster Academy?

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Post by rodders on Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:12 pm

That is shocking, no wonder Nucifera has lost patience with Ulster branch... the schools cup has to go.
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Post by geoff999rugby on Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:21 pm

marty2086 wrote:
geoff999rugby wrote:Rea is injured - should someone let the IRFU know Headscratch

That's his brother Matthew that's injured

Thanks for the correction didn't realize his brother was at that level

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Post by marty2086 on Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:32 pm

geoff999rugby wrote:
marty2086 wrote:
geoff999rugby wrote:Rea is injured - should someone let the IRFU know Headscratch

That's his brother Matthew that's injured

Thanks for the correction didn't realize his brother was at that level

Hopefully that's a good sign that there is a young backrow in Ulster with potential

He'll be a great asset elsewhere when hes deemed not good enough by Ulster Whistle

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Post by The Great Aukster on Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:03 pm

Matty Rea is 23 now so will be leaving the Academy without ever having played for the first team. Some accounts suggest Marcus is the better player.

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Post by profitius on Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:58 pm

Marcus Rea was Ireland U19 captain last season so he is highly rated.

The backs this year are said to be very good. They have a lot of highly rated backs to call on.
Not sure about the forwards. That's usually a wait and see thing. The quantity of players is there so you'd hope the quality will be too.

Some names to watch out for
- Backs, Lyttle, Larmour, Kelly, Hogan, Nash, Johnston, Stewart, Hurley, Dean, Tommy O'Brien
-Forwards, Doris, Coombes, Gallagher, Rea, Cooper,
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Post by profitius on Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:56 pm

Backs (16):

Rory Butler (Queen's University/Ulster)
Peadar Collins (Garryowen/Munster)
Liam Coombes (Garryowen/Munster)
Conor Dean (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon/Munster)
Colm Hogan (Dublin University/Munster)
Ciaran Frawley (UCD/Leinster)
Jack Kelly (Dublin University/Leinster) (capt)
Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Jack Lyons (Young Munster/Munster)
Robert Lyttle (Queen's University/Ulster)
Johnny McPhillips (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Gavin Mullin (UCD/Leinster)
Calvin Nash (Young Munster/Munster)
Tommy O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
Jonny Stewart (Queen's University/Ulster)

Forwards (16):

Paul Boyle (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Charlie Connolly (Dublin University/Leinster)
Joey Conway (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Gavin Coombes (Young Munster/Munster)
Peter Cooper (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Caelan Doris (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne/Leinster)
John Foley (Shannon/Munster)
Cillian Gallagher (Corinthians/Connacht)
Ronan Kelleher (UCD/Leinster)
Sean Masterson (Corinthians/Connacht)
Tadgh McElroy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Rory Mulvihill (UCD/Leinster)
Marcus Rea (Queen's University/Ulster)
Jack Regan (UCD/Leinster)
Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster)
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Post by the-goon on Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:52 pm

Who are the next big hopes in that squad, not familiar with many names.

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Post by marty2086 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:05 pm

the-goon wrote:Who are the next big hopes in that squad, not familiar with many names.

Rob Lyttle already has a few Ulster caps and looks like a quality player, McPhillips was back up last year to Bill Johnstone who ended up getting injured and McPhillips acquitted himself well.

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Post by marty2086 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:08 pm

marty2086 wrote:
the-goon wrote:Who are the next big hopes in that squad, not familiar with many names.

Rob Lyttle already has a few Ulster caps and looks like a quality player, McPhillips was back up last year to Bill Johnstone who ended up getting injured during the U20 WC and McPhillips acquitted himself well.

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Post by profitius on Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:55 pm

the-goon wrote:Who are the next big hopes in that squad, not familiar with many names.

Colm Hogan (Dublin University/Munster)
Jack Kelly (Dublin University/Leinster) (capt)
Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Robert Lyttle (Queen's University/Ulster)
Calvin Nash (Young Munster/Munster)
Tommy O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
Jonny Stewart (Queen's University/Ulster)

Gavin Coombes (Young Munster/Munster)
Peter Cooper (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Caelan Doris (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Cillian Gallagher (Corinthians/Connacht)
Ronan Kelleher (UCD/Leinster)
Marcus Rea (Queen's University/Ulster)
Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster)


They're the most 'talked about' players. Doesn't mean the others are not good as theres usually a few come in under the radar. The backs are supposed to be very good this year. Big question marks over the front row. Apparently Leinster U20 starting props didn't make it while their reserves got in ahead of them. As usual expect changes throughout the season.

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Post by profitius on Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:37 pm

Ireland u20 team:

1. Joey Conway(Munster/UL Bohs)
2. Tadgh McElroy(Leinster/Lansdowne)
3. Peter Cooper(Ulster/Belfast Harlequins)
4. Fineen Whycherly(Munster/Young Munster)
5. Oisin Dowling(Leinster/Lansdowne)
6. Cillian Gallagher(Connacht/Corinthians)
7. Paul Boyle(Leinster/Lansdowne)
8. Caelan Doris(Leinster/St. Marys)
9. Jonny Stewart(Ulster/Queens)
10. Johnny McPhillips(Ulster/Ballynahinch)
11. Colm Hogan(Munster/DUFC)
12. Ciaran Frawley(Leinster/UCD)
13. Gavin Mullin(Leinster/UCD)
14. Jordan Larmour(Leinster/St. Marys)
15. Jack Kelly(Leinster/DUFC)

16. Adam Moloney(Munster/Shannon)
17. Rory Mulvihill(Leinster/UCD)
18. Charlie Connolly(Leinster/DUFC)
19. Jack Regan(Leinster/UCD)
20. Marcus Rea(Ulster/Queens)
21. Jack Lyons(Munster/Young Munster)
22. Conor Fitzgerald(Munster/Shannon)
23. Tommy O'Brien(Leinster/UCD)
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Post by The Great Aukster on Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:55 pm

Is Rob Lyttle injured?

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Post by marty2086 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:45 am

The Great Aukster wrote:Is Rob Lyttle injured?

He is and Rory Butler is ill, both are expected back for next week

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Post by profitius on Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:47 am

marty2086 wrote:
The Great Aukster wrote:Is Rob Lyttle injured?

He is and Rory Butler is ill, both are expected back for next week


There are a few other injuries. Johnston, Coombes, kelleher and Calvin Nash has been called up by Munster to start against Edinburgh.
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Post by thebandwagonsociety on Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:05 am

Fixtures for the next couple of weeks;

Fri 3 Feb 20:30       Scotland U20s v   Ireland U20s       Broadwood Stadium
Fri 10 Feb 19:00     Italy U20s v   Ireland U20s             Stadio Enrico Chersoni

Fri 24 Feb 20:00     Ireland U20s v   France U20s          Donnybrook

Sat 11 Mar 18:30   Wales U20s v   Ireland U20s          Parc Eirias
Fri 17 Mar 18:00    Ireland U20s    v   England U20s    Donnybrook

Doesn't look like any of these are being picked up on the gogglebox.

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Post by carpet baboon on Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:39 am

Are these games being broadcast on any other channel than rte2

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Post by profitius on Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:27 pm

carpet baboon wrote:Are these games being broadcast on any other channel than rte2

Live on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmfJnuu5BTI
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Post by carpet baboon on Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:20 am

Cheers

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Post by eirebilly on Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:28 am

13-6 at half time, Ireland not being allowed to play by Scotland. The Scots are playing very well.
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Post by eirebilly on Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:24 am

Very close game and Scotland guilty of not taking their chances. 19-20 to Ireland.

0-2 lads, Ireland for the treble tomorrow thumbsup
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Post by carpet baboon on Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:25 am

19-18 win for ireland and mcphillips mom

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Post by marty2086 on Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:37 am

eirebilly wrote:Very close game and Scotland guilty of not taking their chances. 19-20 to Ireland.

0-2 lads, Ireland for the treble tomorrow thumbsup

Munster beating Edinburgh makes it 3-0, all close games though with the Scots blowing leads late on

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Post by profitius on Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:55 pm

Good win for the Paddy Ógs. It wasn't a classic but I wasn't expecting it to be. First big game of their careers, a step up in level from what they're used to, new combinations and it was P!$$ing rain.

Ireland scrum and lineout were well beaten. That's something they have to work on. In the loose the pack looked good. The hyped backs not so good.
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Post by Golden on Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:14 pm

Missed the first game. Any standouts?

Heres the team for the Italians

Colm Hogan, Jordan Larmour, Gavin Mullin, Ciaran Frawley, Calvin Nash, Johnny McPhillips, Johnny Stewart, Joey Conway, Tadgh McElroy, Charlie Connolly, Fineen Wycherley, Oisin Dowling, Cillian Gallagher (captain), Paul Boyle, Caelan Doris

Replacements: Adam Moloney, Rory Mulvihill, Matthew Burke, Jack Regan, Gavin Coombes, Jack Lyons, Conor Fitzgerald, Tommy O'Brien

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Post by The Great Aukster on Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:56 pm

Golden wrote:Missed the first game. Any standouts?

Heres the team for the Italians

Colm Hogan, Jordan Larmour, Gavin Mullin, Ciaran Frawley, Calvin Nash, Johnny McPhillips, Johnny Stewart, Joey Conway, Tadgh McElroy, Charlie Connolly, Fineen Wycherley, Oisin Dowling, Cillian Gallagher (captain), Paul Boyle, Caelan Doris

Replacements: Adam Moloney, Rory Mulvihill, Matthew Burke, Jack Regan, Gavin Coombes, Jack Lyons, Conor Fitzgerald, Tommy O'Brien

Colm Hogan switches from 11 to 15 for last week's captain Jack Kelly who didn't have a great game defensively but presumably must be injured as he's out of the 23 altogether? Another one of Prof's 'most talked about' Calvin Nash starts at 11 after starting in the senior Edinburgh game last week.
Charlie Connolly starts instead of the Ulster tighthead Peter Cooper who drops out of the squad altogether with Matthew Burke called up to the bench.
The only other change is Gavin Coombes comes into the squad at the expense of Marcus Rea, who must have picked up a knock in training as he was hardly long enough on the pitch to do so last week.

Cillian Gallagher had a good game last week so it's not surprising to see him take over the captaincy - must be a while since a Connacht player led an Ireland side... Jim Staples?

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Post by profitius on Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:57 pm

Golden, Caelan Doris was probably the stand out player last week and McPhilips got motm. McPhilips is an excellent kicker.
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Post by The Great Aukster on Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:56 pm

McPhilips definitely looked a far more rounded player than last year.

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Post by Golden on Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:08 pm

profitius wrote:Golden, Caelan Doris was probably the stand out player last week and McPhilips got motm. McPhilips is an excellent kicker.

Leinster are finally producing a good back rower then? Very Happy Ulster should be tapping him up already.

Looking forward to seeing Larmour and Nash play. I have heard a good things about them.

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Post by profitius on Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:06 pm

The match against Italy was similar to the match against Scotland. The forwards were dominated but still came out with a slender win. Larmour with 2 cracking tries.
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Post by profitius on Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:10 pm

Ireland U20 vs France U20, Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin, 8.00pm
15. Rob Lyttle (Queen's University Belfast / Ulster)
14. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College / Leinster)
13. Tommy O'Brien (UCD RFC / Leinster)
12. Ciaran Frawley (UCD RFC / Leinster)
11. Calvin Nash (Young Munster / Munster) Captain
10. Bill Johnston (Garryowen / Munster)
9. Jonny Stewart (Queen's University Belfast / Ulster)
1. Joey Conway (UL Bohemians / Munster)
2. Tadgh McElroy (Lansdowne FC / Leinster)
3. Charlie Connolly (Dublin University / Leinster)
4. Jack Regan (UCD RFC / Leinster)
5. Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne FC / Leinster)
6. Marcus Rea (Queen's University Belfast / Ulster)
7. Paul Boyle (Lansdowne FC / Leinster)
8. Caelan Doris (St. Mary's College / Leinster)

Replacements
16. Ronan Kelleher (UCD RFC / Leinster)
17. Rory Mulvihill (UCD RFC / Leinster)
18. Peter Cooper (Belfast Harlequins / Ulster)
19. Gavin Coombes (Young Munster / Munster)
20. Sean Masterson (Corinthians / Connacht)
21. Jack Lyons (Young Munster / Munster)
22. Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon RFC / Munster)
23. Alex McHenry (Cork Constitution / Munster)

Not considered due to injury:
Jack Kelly - shoulder - hoping to be available for selection for Wales
Johnny McPhillips - (groin) - hoping to be available for selection for Wales
Gavin Mullin - (hamstring) - hoping to be available for selection for Wales
Cillian Gallagher - (shoulder) - awaiting additional results
Rory Butler - (concussion) - unavailable for the remainder of the Six Nations

Unavailable for Selection:
Fineen Wycherley - drafted into Munster squad for their Guinness Pro12 match this weekend.
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Post by Golden on Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:33 pm

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/ireland-s-jack-kelly-takes-inspiration-from-leinster-young-guns-1.2952836

Was just reading the above article about Kelly and Lamour helping out in full squads training which is good to see.

" More recently, he was voted by his peers to captain the Ireland Under-20 team." Is the captain normally picked by the squad? I'd have thought it was the manager.

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Post by The Great Aukster on Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:05 am

Really disappointing that this wasn't being shown anywhere except in the ROI. Ireland won 27 - 22 but how did they play?

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Post by profitius on Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:44 am

The Great Aukster wrote:Really disappointing that this wasn't being shown anywhere except in the ROI. Ireland won 27 - 22 but how did they play?

It was like backs against forwards. The Ireland backs were a class above. The pack struggled physically although they got stuck in well. The scrum was dominant especially in the first half but fell apart when Cooper came on and conceded a penalty try.

Tommy O'Brien was motm. Looks like a star player. Larmour is another who stood out.
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Post by The Great Aukster on Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:00 pm

Thanks Prof!

They seem to have been shipping a lot of injuries, so it is testament to Carolan that the team is still competitive. At this rate of attrition they will be up against it in the Wales / England games, but OTOH it will stand them in good stead for the summer.

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Post by profitius on Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:08 pm

Yeah I don't see the beating Wales or England. The pack is very underpowered.

The full match is up on YouTube.
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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by profitius on Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:03 pm

Head coach Nigel Carolan has named the Ireland Under-20 team, sponsored by PwC, to face Wales in Saturday's U-20 Six Nations clash at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay (kick-off 6.30pm). There are three personel changes and two positional switches.



In the back-line, Jordan Larmour will wear the number 15 jersey, having played on the wing in the Ireland U-20s' opening three wins over Scotland, Italy and France.

Tommy O'Brien, the try-scoring man-of-the-match against the French, moves from the centre to the right wing, and Calvin Nash will again captain the side from the opposite flank.

There is a new centre pairing as Jack Kelly returns from the shoulder injury he sustained in Scotland to join UCD's Ciaran Frawley in midfield.

Scrum half Jonny Stewart will again partner number 10 Bill Johnston, who kicked 11 points in Ireland's 26-25 World Rugby U-20 Championship pool win over Wales in Manchester last June.

The front row remains unchanged, with hooker Tadgh McElroy packing down with props Joey Conway and Charlie Connolly, while Fineen Wycherley, who made his Munster senior debut in Cardiff last Saturday, returns to partner Oisin Dowling in the second row.

Flanker Gavin Coombes, one of three Young Munster players in the starting line-up, will make his first start of the campaign on the blindside. Paul Boyle and number 8 Caelan Doris complete the back row.

Ahead of the RTE Two-televised round 4 match, Nigel Carolan said: "The management team are very happy with how the side is progressing and developing so far in the Championship, but there is another big test ahead of us this Saturday in Colwyn Bay.

"Wales have been going well in the competition, and despite a loss to England, they had a very big win against Scotland in the last round so they will be coming into this game full of confidence.

"We've had a good two week build-up to this game and had another good (training) day with the senior side last week, so for us it's now about getting out there and putting in a performance."

Wales U-20 v Ireland U-20 tickets are priced at £15 (seated), £10/£5 (standing). Venue Cymru - www.venuecymru.co.uk, over the counter at the box office or by calling 01492 872000; WRU - www.wru.wales/tickets or by calling Ticketmaster on 0844 847 1881; Colwyn Leisure Centre - Terrace tickets can be bought over the counter or over the phone on 01492 577900.

IRELAND UNDER-20 Team & Replacements (v Wales Under-20s, 2017 Under-20 Six Nations, Parc Eirias, Colwyn Bay, Saturday, March 11, kick-off 6.30pm):

15. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
14. Tommy O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
13. Jack Kelly (Dublin University/Leinster)
12. Ciaran Frawley (UCD/Leinster)
11. Calvin Nash (Young Munster/Munster) (capt)
10. Bill Johnston (Garryowen/Munster)
9. Jonny Stewart (Queen's University/Ulster)
1. Joey Conway (UL Bohemians/Munster)
2. Tadgh McElroy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
3. Charlie Connolly (Dublin University/Leinster)
4. Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster)
5. Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne/Leinster)
6. Gavin Coombes (Young Munster/Munster)
7. Paul Boyle (Lansdowne/Leinster)
8. Caelan Doris (St. Mary's College/Leinster)

Replacements:

16. Ronan Kelleher (UCD/Leinster)
17. Greg McGrath (Lansdowne/Leinster) *
18. Matthew Burke (Corinthians/Connacht) *
19. Jack Regan (UCD/Leinster)
20. Marcus Rea (Queen's University/Ulster)
21. Jack Stafford (Shannon/Munster) *
22. Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon/Munster)
23. Colm Hogan (Dublin University/Munster)

* Denotes uncapped player at Under-20 level

Not considered due to injury:

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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by profitius on Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:46 am

They lost 41 - 27. It was a high scoring match against a good Welsh side, with plenty of action. They're progressing nicely towards the U20 world cup which is in Georgia this summer.
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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by The Great Aukster on Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:50 am

This tournament and the World Championship provide invaluable experience for a bunch of guys hoping for professional careers. Ireland made a lot of mistakes that hopefully they will learn from.

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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by profitius on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:42 pm

Ireland U20 Head Coach, Nigel Carolan has named the Ireland U20 team, sponsored by PwC to face England U20 this Friday evening in Donnybrook at 6pm.



There are two changes to the starting side that took on Wales on Saturday evening. Gavin Mullin returns from injury to wear the number 13 jersey and John Foley comes into the side at flanker.

In the backs, Jonny Stewart and Bill Johnston resume their half-back partnership, and outside in the centres Ciaran Frawley will line up at inside centre alongside Mullin.

The back three again sees Captain Calvin Nash on the left wing with Tommy O'Brien on the opposite flank and Jordan Larmour at full-back.

Up front, Joey Conway, Tadgh McElroy and Charlie Connolly form the front row, with Fineen Wycherley and Oisin Dowling packing down behind them in the second-row.

The back row will see Foley win his first U20 cap alongside Paul Boyle and Number 8 Caelan Doris.

Ahead of the St. Patrick's Day fixture, Nigel Carolan said "It was disappointing to come back from Wales without the win last weekend, but unfortunately some things just didn't work out for us on the night.

The players have dusted themselves down from that game and are now looking forward to Friday night's fixture.

England are coming to town with the title in the bag, but the players really want to finish the campaign on a positive note, so we're confident that we can put in a big performance in front of a home crowd on St. Patrick's Day."

Limited tickets are available for Friday night's double header with the Ireland U20's (6pm) and Ireland Women's (8pm) games against England in Donnybrook via www.ticketmaster.ie

Ireland U20 Team & Replacements(v England U20, Donnybrook, Friday 17th March 2017, 6.00pm (Live on RTE 2)

15. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College / Leinster)
14. Tommy O'Brien (UCD RFC / Leinster)
13. Gavin Mullin (UCD RFC / Leinster)
12. Ciaran Frawley (UCD RFC / Leinster)
11. Calvin Nash (Young Munster / Munster) Captain
10. Bill Johnston (Garryowen / Munster)
9. Jonny Stewart (Queen's University / Ulster)

1. Joey Conway (UL Bohemians / Munster)
2. Tadgh McElroy (Lansdowne FC / Leinster)
3. Charlie Connolly (Dublin University / Leinster)
4. Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster / Munster)
5. Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne FC / Leinster)
6. John Foley (Shannon RFC / Munster)*
7. Paul Boyle (Lansdowne FC / Leinster)
8. Caelan Doris (St. Mary's College / Leinster)

Replacements
16. Ronan Kelleher (UCD / Leinster)
17. Greg McGrath (Lansdowne / Leinster)*
18. Matthew Burke (Corinthians / Connacht)
19. Jack Regan (UCD RFC / Leinster)
20. Gavin Coombes (Young Munster / Munster)
21. Jack Stafford (Shannon / Munster)*
22. Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon RFC / Munster)
23. Colm Hogan (Dublin University / Munster)

*Uncapped at Ireland U20 level

Not considered due to injury
Peter Cooper
Cillian Gallagher
Jack Lyons
Johnny McPhillips
Alex McHenry
Jack Kelly
Robert Lyttle
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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by The Great Aukster on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:25 pm

This isn't being shown in Northern Ireland (again), so will have to wait to Sunday to see it on Youtube. Ireland given no chance to knock the prams wheels off!

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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by profitius on Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:06 pm

The Great Aukster wrote:This isn't being shown in Northern Ireland (again), so will have to wait to Sunday to see it on Youtube. Ireland given no chance to knock the prams wheels off!


I think this Ireland side can give them a good game. They're only starting to click and have the ability to run in some tries. It's conceding tries that is the problem.
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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by profitius on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:49 pm

Lost 10-14.

The game finished with Ireland being held up over the English line. Doh
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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by majesticimperialman on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:57 pm

What a game that was. Well played England, for not only getting the Grand Slam, but also for the way the won the game.

Hard luck Ireland. 
I thought fore one minute you was going to win.

Great game though by 2 great teams.##Lpook forward to seeing some of these guys in the future.

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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by Pot Hale on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:57 pm

Good game and Ireland unlucky to not get the final score in the dying minutes. Great performance from the boys in green.

Congrats England on winning the Grand Slam again.

We'll be back. Ale
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Re: Ireland U20s 2017

Post by Pot Hale on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:01 pm

Women's Grand Slam decider up next.

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