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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C


Last year
Murphy makes four changes to Ireland U20s team to play France
Ireland take on France in Aix-en-Provence on Friday.
All time
Ireland U20 centre Kelly signs with Leicester Tigers
The 18-year-old has played in a powerful Ireland U20 midfield alongside Hayden Hyde this year.
World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier
The uncertainty surrounding the Olympic Games means that the June repechage tournament for 7s rugby remains under review.
A visit to Willie Mullins' yard among lessons lapped up by Noel McNamara
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 title charge left in limbo as Ireland await call on France fixture
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 centre Dan Kelly well-equipped for whirlwind rise
The 18-year-old had pedigree in football, golf and rugby league before joining Noel McNamara’s squad for the Six Nations.
Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win
Noel McNamara’s were in sublime form as they scored six tries in Northampton.
U20s working to create their own momentum on tough away trip
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.
'Very driven, very focused. He’ll go a long way': U20 star Crowley earning extra attention
The Ireland U20 out-half has mental steel as a foundation for his impressive skills.
Ireland U20 flanker Hernan ready to mix it with the big boys in Cork camp
The open training sessions rarely pass without a marker being laid on one side or the other.
Ireland U20s won't be overawed ahead of clash with seniors and England
Noel McNamara is keen to prep his side to play without the benefit of a supportive home crowd.
Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales
Openside Mark Hernan scored early and late in the first-half to keep Ireland well clear of the Welsh threat.
50 passes a night put Finlay on the U20 fast track
The Ulster academy 9 took his lead from Aaron Smith after a relatively late start to his rugby path.
U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh
Ireland U20 assistant coach Kieran Campbell is bracing his squad for a Welsh backlash.
AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more
“Without it, the 20s would be in serious strife”
McNamara eyes areas Crowley can 'tighten up' after show-stopping try
The out-half’s try was a ‘killer’ for Scotland on the stroke of half-time.
Sensational Crowley try helps Ireland to winning start in U20 Six Nations
Both sides earned bonus points, but the Cork Con playmaker ensured the defending champions were a cut above.
Cork Con's Crowley starts at 10 as Ireland U20s begin Grand Slam defence
Noel McNamara has picked five of last year’s crop to start this year’s Six Nations, all in the pack.
U20 lock Ahern grateful for Holland influence aiding his rapid rise
The vastly experienced Munster lock is an invaluable source of information for the Waterford man.
From Exile to Ireland U20: McNulty another example of IQ recruitment value
Born and raised in Bath, the exciting Connacht back is set to aid Ireland in the U20 Six Nations
Ulsterman McCann ready to lead Ireland U20 with a little help from his friends
The 19-year-old carries experience of last year’s Grand Slam and World Cup campaign in among a new crop of talent.
Brilliant and bloody-minded U20s deliver wealth of promise
Noel McNamara’s men were more than boys of summer.
France secure back-to-back U20 World Cups after tight tussle with Wallabies
Louis Carbonel held his nerve to settle an exciting final.
Early black-out proves costly as Ireland U20 fall to New Zealand
Ryan Baird’s try was the stand-out moment as Ireland had to battle from 26 down against New Zealand.
Ireland v New Zealand, World Rugby U20 Championship
The U20 World Cup can’t end without sorting out the 7th-place play-off and we’re going minute-by-minute.
England U20 centre given six-week ban for biting Ireland's Dylan Tierney-Martin
Meanwhile, New Zealand will be without one hard-hitting back row for Saturday’s clash with Ireland.
Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England
New Zealand await Ireland after a last-gasp try swung the match England’s way.
Ireland v Italy, World Rugby U20 Championship
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland aimed to close out their pool campaign with a win.
Ireland U20s patched up and pushing for semi-final place
A big bonus point win over Italy would keep semi-final hopes alive, but the Azzurrini will not be easily swatted aside.
England U20 made to sweat before sealing nervy win over Italy
Italy twice fought their way to a nine-point lead.
Ireland v Australia, World Rugby U20 Championship
We’re going minute-by-minute as Ireland aim to build on their brilliant opening day win over England.
Sean French ruled out of rest of U20 World Cup as Ireland hold firm for Australia clash
Fullback Iwan Hughes will also head for home as Leinster duo Max O’Reilly and Aaron O’Sullivan are called to Argentina.
Flying Fijians, excellent England and the best tries from the U20 World Cup
There were no shortage of tries to pick from in the opening round of the U20 Championship.
Ireland hit England for six to grab sensational victory in U20 World Cup opener
David McCann, Jake Flannery, Stewart Moore, Ben Healy and John Hodnett all crossed as Ireland secured another impressive win over England.
Early starts, dark arts and McNamara's long winter: Ireland U20s ready for England
Victory over England was the first giant step towards the U20 Grand Slam, but momentum will have to be built all over again.
Wales U20 v Ireland U20, Grand Slam decider
Noel McNamara’s men went to Wales with the title already in the bag. We followed their bid to complete the clean sweep.
McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam
‘There are very few people in the history of Irish rugby who have managed to win a Grand Slam.’
Towering Ryan relishing the 'dirty work' against France
The lock is proving to be an expert line-out caller for Noel McNamara’s side.
Ex-Roscommon minor Murray intent on delivering major prize for Ireland U20
‘We know we’re not the biggest team, but we’re a smart team.’
'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'
Cork plays host to Ireland’s next generation against the might of England tonight.