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Ireland U20 2019

Post by profitius on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 8:30 pm

Squad announced early today. Big 40 man squad.


Their final game of the tournament is away to Wales on the 15th March in Colwyn Bay.

Tickets for the home fixtures in Irish Independent Park are available from www.ticketmaster.ie

IRELAND U20 Squad, sponsored by PwC, for the U20 Six Nations Championship 2019



Forwards:
Azur Allison (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)
Ryan Baird (Dublin University FC/Leinster)
Tom Clarkson (Dublin University FC/Leinster)
Giuseppe Coyne (Dublin University FC/Leinster)
Brian Deeney (Clontarf FC/Leinster)
John Hodnett (UCC RFC/Munster)
Paddy Kelly (Young Munster RFC/Munster)
Ryan Lomas (Galwegians RFC/Connacht)
Luke Masters (Shannon RFC/Munster)
David McCann (Banbridge RFC/Ulster)
JJ McKee (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)
John McKee (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)
Michael Milne (UCD RFC/Leinster)
Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)
Niall Murray (Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
Scott Penny (UCD RFC/Leinster)
Charlie Ryan (UCD RFC/Leinster) * Vice-Captain
Billy Scannell (Young Munster RFC/Munster)
Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians RFC/Connacht) *
Ronan Watters (St. Mary's College RFC/Leinster)
Josh Wycherley (Young Munster RFC/Munster)

Backs:
Harry Byrne (Lansdowne FC/Leinster) *
Craig Casey (Shannon RFC/Munster) Vice-Captain
Jake Flannery (Shannon RFC/Munster)
Sean French (Cork Constitution RFC/Munster)
Cormac Foley (St. Mary's College RFC/Leinster)
David Hawkshaw (Clontarf FC/Old Belvedere) Captain
Ben Healy (Garryowen RFC/Munster)
Bruce Houston (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)
Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
Angus Kernohan (Queen's University RFC / Ulster) *
James McCarthy (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster) *
Stewart Moore (Malone RFC/Ulster)
Oli Morris (Saracens / IQ Rugby)
Aaron O'Sullivan (UCD RFC/Leinster/IQ Rugby)
Conor Phillips (Young Munster RFC/Munster)
Colm Reilly (Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
Rob Russell (Dublin University FC/Leinster)
Liam Turner (Dublin University FC/Leinster)
Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution FC/Munster)

*Denotes Previously Capped at U20 level


IRELAND U20 Six Nations Fixtures 2019
Friday 1st February 2019
Ireland U20 v England U20, 7.15pm, Irish Independent Park, Cork
Live on RTE

Friday 8th February 2019
Scotland U20 v Ireland U20, 7.30pm. Netherdale, Galashiels
TBC

Friday 22nd February 2019
Italy U20 v Ireland U20, Stadio Centro d'Italia, Rieti
Stream via FIR - Facebook.com/Federugby & Youtube.com/Fedrugby

Friday 8th March 2019
Ireland U20 v France U20, 7.15pm, Irish Independent Park, Cork
Live on RTE

Friday 15th March 2019
Wales U20 v Ireland U20, 7.15pm, Stadwim Zip World (Parc Eirias), Colwyn Bay
Live on RTE



Positions
LH Prop
Michael Milne(Roscrea/UCD)
Josh Whycerely(Roscrea/Young Munster)
Guiseppe Coyne(Blackrock/DUFC)

TH Prop
Thomas Clarkson(Blackrock/DUFC) - u19
Ryan Lomas(Roscrea/Galwegians)
Luke Masters(CBC/Shannon)

Hooker
Dylan Tierney(Corinthians)
Billy Scannell(PBC/Young Munster)
John McKee(Campbell/Old Belvedere) - u19

Lock
Charlie Ryan(Blackrock/UCD)
Ryan Baird(St. Michaels/DUFC)
JJ McKee(Antrim/Ballymena)
Brian Deeny(Wexford/Clontarf) - u19
Paddy Kelly(St. Munchins/Young Munster) - u19

Backrow
Scott Penny(St. Michaels/UCD)
Martin Moloney(Athy/Old Belvedere)
John Hodnett(Clonakilty/UCC)
Azur Allison(Ballymena/Ballymena)
Niall Murray(Buccaneers)
David McCann(RBAI/Banbridge) - u19
Ronan Watters(St. Marys/St. Marys)

Scrumhalf
Craig Casey(Ard Scoil Ris/Shannon)
Colm Reilly(Buccaneers)
Cormac Foley(St. Gerards/St. Marys)

Outhalf
Harry Byrne(St. Michaels/Lansdowne)
Ben Healy(Glenstal/Garryowen)
Bruce Houston(Ballymena/Ballymena)

Centre
Sean French(PBC/Cork Con)
David Hawkshaw(Belvedere/Clontarf)
Stewart Moore(Ballymena/Malone)
Oli Morris(Exile) - u19

Back 3
Iwan Hughes(Exile/Ballynahinch)
James McCarthy(Exile/UL Bohs)
Angus Kernohen(Ballymena/Ballymena)
Aaron O'Sullivan(Exile/)
Liam Turner(Blackrock/DUFC)
Jonathan Wren(PBC/Cork Con)
Conor Phillips(Crescent/Young Munster)
Jake Flannery(Rockwell/Shannon)
Rob Russell(St. Michaels/DUFC)
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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by profitius on Fri 18 Jan 2019, 8:32 pm

Strong squad this year but they looked very disjointed last year so as usual it's hard to know if they'll live up to the potential.
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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by The Great Aukster on Tue 22 Jan 2019, 1:18 pm

Will this be another tournament where the RTE coverage is blocked in Northern Ireland?

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Post by The Great Aukster on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 1:27 pm

Ireland U20 v England U20, U20 Six Championship, Irish Independent Park, Cork. Kick-Off: 7.15pm

15. Jake Flannery (Shannon RFC / Munster)
14. Conor Phillips (Young Munster RFC / Munster)
13. Liam Turner (Dublin University FC / Leinster)
12. David Hawkshaw (c) (Clontarf FC / Leinster)
11. Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution FC / Munster)
10. Harry Byrne (Lansdowne FC / Leinster)
9. Craig Casey (Shannon RFC / Munster)
1. Josh Wycherley (Young Munster RFC / Munster)
2. Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians RFC / Connacht)
3. Thomas Clarkson (Dublin University FC / Leinster)
4. Charlie Ryan (UCD RFC / Leinster)
5. Niall Murray (Buccaneers RFC / Connacht)
6. Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere RFC / Leinster)
7. Scott Penny (UCD RFC / Leinster)
8. John Hodnett (UCC RFC / Munster)

Replacements:
16. John McKee (Old Belvedere RFC / Leinster)
17. Michael Milne (UCD RFC / Leinster)
18. Ryan Lomas (Galwegians RFC / Connacht)
19. Brian Deeny (Clontarf FC / Leinster)
20. David McCann (Banbridge RFC / Ulster)
21. Cormac Foley (St.Mary’s College RFC / Munster)
22. Sean French (Cork Constitution FC / Munster)
23. Rob Russell (Dublin University FC / Munster)


Only 1 Ulsterman in the 23 - probably just as well it's blocked north of the border!

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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by LondonTiger on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 1:30 pm

Which of those should we look out for, who has Pro14 experience?

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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by rodders on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 1:32 pm

The Great Aukster wrote:Will this be another tournament where the RTE coverage is blocked in Northern Ireland?


What is that about, I can understand if there is a rival channel with exclusive UK rights? Seems to be the case more and more, even Against the head is geo blocked.
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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by LondonTiger on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 1:34 pm

As far as I know this game is not available for us to view on this side of the water.

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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by The Great Aukster on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 1:41 pm

Look out for:

Scott Penny who has already played in the Leinster backrow in a few games (one MOTM) - no mean feat to squeeze his way in there. Big things expected.

Harry Byrne younger brother of Ross - this is his second year in the u20s so has experience and talent.

David McCann - don't know anything about him other than he's from Ulster so naturally must be the best looking guy in the squad!

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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by Cumbrian on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 2:58 pm

LondonTiger wrote:As far as I know this game is not available for us to view on this side of the water.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2019/0130/1026510-ireland-under-20-team-to-play-england-named/

Says RTE2, might be able to find a stream somewhere...
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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by profitius on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 4:16 pm

It's on rte alright. Maybe you can get it from using a VPN but be warned, commentary will be very biased! Very Happy

I thought one of the sports channels would be showing I.


The Great Aukster wrote:Look out for:

Scott Penny who has already played in the Leinster backrow in a few games (one MOTM) - no mean feat to squeeze his way in there. Big things expected.

Harry Byrne younger brother of Ross - this is his second year in the u20s so has experience and talent.

David McCann - don't know anything about him other than he's from Ulster so naturally must be the best looking guy in the squad!


McCann is a good player. Big number 8 who is still U19. One for Ulster fans to watch!


Penney is very good and still be needed.


From a Munster perspective it's a good year. Casey, French, Wren, Hodnett are standouts imo.


Hawkshaw, Byrne, Tierney, Ryan, McKee,


The England team are supposed to be very good so it could be a long night. Hopefully the weather will be dry and calm.
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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by geoff999rugby on Thu 31 Jan 2019, 4:38 pm

Quick pointer for Ulster fans

Allison, McCann and Moore are all outstanding prospects
However overall this is a poor year for Ulster
The U-19 and U-18 are both much better

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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by The Great Aukster on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 10:59 am

Isn't Moore injured?
Angus Kernoghan too?

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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by LondonTiger on Fri 01 Feb 2019, 9:00 pm

Good win for Ireland

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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by profitius on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 2:38 am

Cracking match. After last year's turgid displays it was good to see them pull out this performance.


LondonTiger wrote:Good win for Ireland


Great win. I underestimated them and it looks like England did too. I was concentrating more on Ireland but Englands Hill and inside center (Hardwick?) stood out. The fullback also had good moments.
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Post by The Great Aukster on Sat 02 Feb 2019, 7:27 am

Whay - hay! It wasn't blocked after all.

Ireland were in French mode gifting England tries and the aimless kick to Josh Hodge to allow him to score was very reminiscent of last year. Despite having some massive men on the pitch England never seemed to create very much so that was testament to the Ireland backrow and the defensive organisation. Hodnett looks a great prospect and we already know about Penny. The Ireland tight five looked... well tight. Tierney Martin got MOTM but they worked as a unit.

Harry Byrne sways from the sublime to the ridiculous (as he did last year) and could do with someone like ROG (who he is closer to in style than JS) to give him a boot up the rear at times. Casey was very impressive, and I liked the way he wasn't happy with his execution, and (foolishly) getting up after he was knocked into next week.

Hawkshaw and Turner showed glimpses but Flannery was the pick of the outside backs. Apparently he is normally an Outhalf at Shannon, and his inexperience showed at times in defence but he made up for that ball in hand.

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Re: Ireland U20 2019

Post by profitius on Tue 05 Feb 2019, 3:39 pm

Link for the fully match.
https://www.ok.ru/video/2065053190673


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Post by Collapse2005 on Tue 05 Feb 2019, 4:58 pm

Good win for the under 20s. I don't think any of their English counterparts would get into the Ireland under 20s side. raspberry

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Post by profitius on Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:06 am

Ireland U20 (v Scotland)

15. Jake Flannery (Shannon RFC / Munster)
14. Conor Phillips (Young Munster RFC / Munster)
13. Liam Turner (Dublin University FC / Leinster)
12. David Hawkshaw (Clontarf FC / Leinster) Captain
11. Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution FC / Munster)
10. Harry Byrne (Lansdowne FC / Leinster)
9. Cormac Foley (St.Mary’s College RFC / Leinster)

1. Josh Wycherley (Young Munster RFC / Munster)
2. Dylan Tierney-Martin (Corinthians RFC / Connacht)
3. Thomas Clarkson (Dublin University FC / Leinster)
4. Charlie Ryan (UCD RFC / Leinster)
5. Niall Murray (Buccaneers RFC / Connacht)
6. Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere RFC / Leinster)
7. Scott Penny (UCD RFC / Leinster)
8. John Hodnett (UCC RFC / Munster)

Replacements:
16. John McKee (Old Belvedere RFC / Leinster)
17. Michael Milne (UCD RFC / Leinster)
18. Luke Masters (Shannon RFC / Munster)*
19. Brian Deeny (Clontarf FC / Leinster)
20. David McCann (Banbridge RFC / Ulster)
21. Colm Reilly (Buccaneers RFC / Connacht)*
22. Sean French (Cork Constitution FC / Munster)
23. Rob Russell (Dublin University FC / Leinster)


This isn't on TV or it isn't being streamed. Rolling Eyes
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