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#U20 RUGBY

# u20-rugby - Friday 10 April, 2020

Ireland U20 centre Kelly signs with Leicester Tigers
# Snapped Up
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# Snapped Up

Ireland U20 centre Kelly signs with Leicester Tigers

Apr 10th 2020, 3:36 PM 14,934 Views 31 Comments

The 18-year-old has played in a powerful Ireland U20 midfield alongside Hayden Hyde this year.

# u20-rugby - Friday 20 March, 2020

World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier
# Rethink
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# Rethink

World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier

Mar 20th 2020, 2:47 PM 2,242 Views 1 Comment

The uncertainty surrounding the Olympic Games means that the June repechage tournament for 7s rugby remains under review.

# u20-rugby - Saturday 14 March, 2020

A visit to Willie Mullins' yard among lessons lapped up by Noel McNamara
# U20 RUGBY
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# U20 RUGBY

A visit to Willie Mullins' yard among lessons lapped up by Noel McNamara

Mar 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,027 Views 1 Comment

The U20 head coach picked up a personal gong this week, but is quick to deflect praise towards a team who could have easily been celebrating under different circumstances this weekend.

# u20-rugby - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

U20 title charge left in limbo as Ireland await call on France fixture
# On Ice
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# On Ice

U20 title charge left in limbo as Ireland await call on France fixture

Mar 10th 2020, 6:47 AM 3,217 Views 0 Comments

Noel McNamara’s men have every right to expect their match to be called off, but can’t afford to stop preparing to face France.

# u20-rugby - Saturday 7 March, 2020

U20 centre Dan Kelly well-equipped for whirlwind rise
# Raw Talent
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# Raw Talent

U20 centre Dan Kelly well-equipped for whirlwind rise

Mar 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,937 Views 2 Comments

The 18-year-old had pedigree in football, golf and rugby league before joining Noel McNamara’s squad for the Six Nations.

# u20-rugby - Friday 21 February, 2020

Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win

Feb 21st 2020, 9:50 PM 62,015 Views 51 Comments

Noel McNamara’s were in sublime form as they scored six tries in Northampton.

# u20-rugby - Thursday 20 February, 2020

U20s working to create their own momentum on tough away trip
# Energy Within
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# Energy Within

U20s working to create their own momentum on tough away trip

Feb 20th 2020, 6:45 AM 2,763 Views 0 Comments

After feeling the full benefit of home support against Scotland and Wales, the Grand Slam winners will put their streak on the line in England.

# u20-rugby - Saturday 15 February, 2020

'Very driven, very focused. He’ll go a long way': U20 star Crowley earning extra attention
# Bandon Baller
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# Bandon Baller

'Very driven, very focused. He’ll go a long way': U20 star Crowley earning extra attention

Feb 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,273 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland U20 out-half has mental steel as a foundation for his impressive skills.

# u20-rugby - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Ireland U20 flanker Hernan ready to mix it with the big boys in Cork camp
# Ramp Up
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# Ramp Up

Ireland U20 flanker Hernan ready to mix it with the big boys in Cork camp

Feb 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,337 Views 0 Comments

The open training sessions rarely pass without a marker being laid on one side or the other.

# u20-rugby - Monday 10 February, 2020

Ireland U20s won't be overawed ahead of clash with seniors and England
# 6 Nations
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# 6 Nations

Ireland U20s won't be overawed ahead of clash with seniors and England

Feb 10th 2020, 8:21 AM 7,263 Views 0 Comments

Noel McNamara is keen to prep his side to play without the benefit of a supportive home crowd.

# u20-rugby - Friday 7 February, 2020

Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales
# 10 Out Of 10
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# 10 Out Of 10

Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales

Feb 7th 2020, 9:17 PM 31,366 Views 18 Comments

Openside Mark Hernan scored early and late in the first-half to keep Ireland well clear of the Welsh threat.

# u20-rugby - Thursday 6 February, 2020

50 passes a night put Finlay on the U20 fast track
# Practice Makes Perfect
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# Practice Makes Perfect

50 passes a night put Finlay on the U20 fast track

Feb 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,544 Views 6 Comments

The Ulster academy 9 took his lead from Aaron Smith after a relatively late start to his rugby path.

# u20-rugby - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh
# Backlash
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# Backlash

U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh

Feb 4th 2020, 7:15 AM 4,762 Views 0 Comments

Ireland U20 assistant coach Kieran Campbell is bracing his squad for a Welsh backlash.

# u20-rugby - Monday 3 February, 2020

AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more
# U20 RUGBY
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# U20 RUGBY

AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 6,037 Views 2 Comments

“Without it, the 20s would be in serious strife”

# u20-rugby - Saturday 1 February, 2020

McNamara eyes areas Crowley can 'tighten up' after show-stopping try
# Room To Improve
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# Room To Improve

McNamara eyes areas Crowley can 'tighten up' after show-stopping try

Feb 1st 2020, 2:26 AM 5,605 Views 2 Comments

The out-half’s try was a ‘killer’ for Scotland on the stroke of half-time.

# u20-rugby - Friday 31 January, 2020

Sensational Crowley try helps Ireland to winning start in U20 Six Nations
# Jack In The Box
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# Jack In The Box

Sensational Crowley try helps Ireland to winning start in U20 Six Nations

Jan 31st 2020, 9:18 PM 34,519 Views 21 Comments

Both sides earned bonus points, but the Cork Con playmaker ensured the defending champions were a cut above.

# u20-rugby - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Cork Con's Crowley starts at 10 as Ireland U20s begin Grand Slam defence
# Next Gen
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# Next Gen

Cork Con's Crowley starts at 10 as Ireland U20s begin Grand Slam defence

Jan 30th 2020, 10:05 AM 10,417 Views 26 Comments

Noel McNamara has picked five of last year’s crop to start this year’s Six Nations, all in the pack.

# u20-rugby - Saturday 25 January, 2020

U20 lock Ahern grateful for Holland influence aiding his rapid rise
# Tall Timber
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# Tall Timber

U20 lock Ahern grateful for Holland influence aiding his rapid rise

Jan 25th 2020, 6:45 AM 9,916 Views 6 Comments

The vastly experienced Munster lock is an invaluable source of information for the Waterford man.

# u20-rugby - Friday 24 January, 2020

From Exile to Ireland U20: McNulty another example of IQ recruitment value
# U20 RUGBY
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# U20 RUGBY

From Exile to Ireland U20: McNulty another example of IQ recruitment value

Jan 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,360 Views 2 Comments

Born and raised in Bath, the exciting Connacht back is set to aid Ireland in the U20 Six Nations

# u20-rugby - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Ulsterman McCann ready to lead Ireland U20 with a little help from his friends
# Teenage Kicks
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# Teenage Kicks

Ulsterman McCann ready to lead Ireland U20 with a little help from his friends

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 5,321 Views 12 Comments

The 19-year-old carries experience of last year’s Grand Slam and World Cup campaign in among a new crop of talent.

# u20-rugby - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Brilliant and bloody-minded U20s deliver wealth of promise
# Green Shoots
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# Green Shoots

Brilliant and bloody-minded U20s deliver wealth of promise

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:43 AM 12,146 Views 28 Comments

Noel McNamara’s men were more than boys of summer.

# u20-rugby - Saturday 22 June, 2019

France secure back-to-back U20 World Cups after tight tussle with Wallabies
# Royal Bleus
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# Royal Bleus

France secure back-to-back U20 World Cups after tight tussle with Wallabies

Jun 22nd 2019, 10:32 PM 12,034 Views 4 Comments

Louis Carbonel held his nerve to settle an exciting final.

Early black-out proves costly as Ireland U20 fall to New Zealand
# U20 World Cup
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# U20 World Cup

Early black-out proves costly as Ireland U20 fall to New Zealand

Jun 22nd 2019, 8:06 PM 14,706 Views 19 Comments

Ryan Baird’s try was the stand-out moment as Ireland had to battle from 26 down against New Zealand.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, World Rugby U20 Championship From The42
Live Jun 22nd 2019, 4:34 PM

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, World Rugby U20 Championship

# u20-rugby - Thursday 20 June, 2019

England U20 centre given six-week ban for biting Ireland's Dylan Tierney-Martin
# U20 RUGBY
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# U20 RUGBY

England U20 centre given six-week ban for biting Ireland's Dylan Tierney-Martin

Jun 20th 2019, 3:02 PM 10,578 Views 19 Comments

Meanwhile, New Zealand will be without one hard-hitting back row for Saturday’s clash with Ireland.

# u20-rugby - Monday 17 June, 2019

Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England
# Never Say Die
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# Never Say Die

Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England

Jun 17th 2019, 10:24 PM 20,785 Views 42 Comments

New Zealand await Ireland after a last-gasp try swung the match England’s way.

# u20-rugby - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, World Rugby U20 Championship From The42
Live Jun 12th 2019, 1:30 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, World Rugby U20 Championship

Ireland U20s patched up and pushing for semi-final place
# U20 World Cup
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# U20 World Cup

Ireland U20s patched up and pushing for semi-final place

Jun 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 6,823 Views 4 Comments

A big bonus point win over Italy would keep semi-final hopes alive, but the Azzurrini will not be easily swatted aside.

# u20-rugby - Saturday 8 June, 2019

England U20 made to sweat before sealing nervy win over Italy
# U20 World Cup
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# U20 World Cup

England U20 made to sweat before sealing nervy win over Italy

Jun 8th 2019, 10:49 PM 11,839 Views 7 Comments

Italy twice fought their way to a nine-point lead.

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, World Rugby U20 Championship From The42
Live Jun 8th 2019, 1:30 PM

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, World Rugby U20 Championship

# u20-rugby - Friday 7 June, 2019

Sean French ruled out of rest of U20 World Cup as Ireland hold firm for Australia clash
# Injury Toll
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# Injury Toll

Sean French ruled out of rest of U20 World Cup as Ireland hold firm for Australia clash

Jun 7th 2019, 1:15 PM 15,409 Views 26 Comments

Fullback Iwan Hughes will also head for home as Leinster duo Max O’Reilly and Aaron O’Sullivan are called to Argentina.

# u20-rugby - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Flying Fijians, excellent England and the best tries from the U20 World Cup
# Young Guns
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# Young Guns

Flying Fijians, excellent England and the best tries from the U20 World Cup

Jun 6th 2019, 12:20 PM 16,071 Views 2 Comments

There were no shortage of tries to pick from in the opening round of the U20 Championship.

# u20-rugby - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Ireland hit England for six to grab sensational victory in U20 World Cup opener
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

Ireland hit England for six to grab sensational victory in U20 World Cup opener

Jun 4th 2019, 9:39 PM 63,703 Views 94 Comments

David McCann, Jake Flannery, Stewart Moore, Ben Healy and John Hodnett all crossed as Ireland secured another impressive win over England.

# u20-rugby - Friday 31 May, 2019

Early starts, dark arts and McNamara's long winter: Ireland U20s ready for England
# Long Way South
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# Long Way South

Early starts, dark arts and McNamara's long winter: Ireland U20s ready for England

May 31st 2019, 6:45 AM 5,925 Views 1 Comment

Victory over England was the first giant step towards the U20 Grand Slam, but momentum will have to be built all over again.

# u20-rugby - Friday 15 March, 2019

As it happened: Wales U20 v Ireland U20, Grand Slam decider From The42
Live Mar 15th 2019, 6:05 PM

As it happened: Wales U20 v Ireland U20, Grand Slam decider

# u20-rugby - Saturday 9 March, 2019

McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam
# More To Come
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# More To Come

McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam

Mar 9th 2019, 5:00 AM 6,597 Views 11 Comments

‘There are very few people in the history of Irish rugby who have managed to win a Grand Slam.’

# u20-rugby - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Towering Ryan relishing the 'dirty work' against France
# Found His Calling
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# Found His Calling

Towering Ryan relishing the 'dirty work' against France

Mar 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,776 Views 0 Comments

The lock is proving to be an expert line-out caller for Noel McNamara’s side.

# u20-rugby - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Ex-Roscommon minor Murray intent on delivering major prize for Ireland U20
# Young Bucc
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# Young Bucc

Ex-Roscommon minor Murray intent on delivering major prize for Ireland U20

Mar 3rd 2019, 9:06 AM 9,540 Views 3 Comments

‘We know we’re not the biggest team, but we’re a smart team.’

# u20-rugby - Friday 1 February, 2019

'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'
# U20 RUGBY
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# U20 RUGBY

'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'

Feb 1st 2019, 2:06 AM 5,689 Views 8 Comments

Cork plays host to Ireland’s next generation against the might of England tonight.

# u20-rugby - Sunday 27 January, 2019

QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?
# Boyz II Men
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# Boyz II Men

QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?

Jan 27th 2019, 8:00 PM 19,026 Views 8 Comments

Does all recent history blend together for you, or were you with these boys every step of the way?

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