Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# futureisgreen

All time
# Wheelz
Ireland win U20 playoff - but you need to see this solo try by Georgia's scrum-half
Peter Malone’s side finish a disappointing World U20 Championship in ninth place.
# Last Hurrah
Ireland tweak three for final U20 World Cup clash against hosts Georgia
Peter Malone’s men must beat the hosts to earn a ninth-place finish.
# Team news
Injury-ravaged Ireland make 13 changes for U20 World Championship play-off
After three pool defeats, Ireland contest the ninth place semi-final tomorrow.
# Changes
Ireland confirm additions to U20 squad as five injured players head home
Peter Malone’s side will play Samoa in Georgia on Tuesday morning in the ninth-place play-offs.
# U20 RWC
Ireland no match for sensational All Blacks as Malone's men slip to big defeat
It will take something special to stop this New Zealand side as they advanced to the semis in style.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v New Zealand, U20 World Championships
Could Ireland repeat last year’s heroics and defeat the All Blacks? We followed all the action from Kutaisi.
# Team news
12 changes to Ireland U20 side to face pool leaders New Zealand
Just Alan Tynan, Sean Masterson and Jack Kelly have retained their starting positions.
# U20 RWC
Second successive defeat leaves Ireland bottom of U20 World Championship pool
Peter Malone’s side were edged out by Scotland this morning.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v Scotland, U20 Rugby World Championships
Peter Malone’s side needed a win after losing their first game of the tournament.
# Team-Sheet
Munster hooker Moloney joins Ireland U20 squad in time for Scotland clash
Ronan Kelleher is one of six changes for Ireland as they target a big response to defeat against Italy.
# Big Chance
Ireland U20s hooker McElroy completes move to Saracens
The Dundalk native joins the club’s senior academy after playing for Lansdowne in the AIL.
# sorcery
Let's not underestimate the frankly unbelievable scores from Italy U20s yesterday
Massimo Cioffi had the ball on a string in Georgia yesterday.
# learning curve
Ireland must learn lessons from damaging defeat after Italy performance 'not good enough'
Peter Malone’s side have work to do ahead of Sunday’s clash with Scotland.
# Reaction
No time for postmortems as Ireland look ahead at U20 World Championships
Jack Kelly says Ireland must concentrate on Scotland.
# Shock
Ireland lose World Rugby U20 Championships opener to Italy
Ireland conceded a late try to fall to a shock defeat.
# Good start
New Zealand and England get U20 World Championships under way in style
Last year’s winners had the most comfortable of starts against Samoa.
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v Italy, U20 Rugby World Championships
We had all the action from Georgia.
# wolfpuppies
Defence a key focus as Ireland prepare to tackle Italy in U20 Championship opener
Ireland pushed their way into the World Rugby U20 Championship final last year, but disruptions have brought expectations right down for this new crop.
# U20 RWC
Ireland not to be written off as they put injury toll behind them
Ireland begin their Junior World Championship campaign tomorrow but as many seven key players will watch it from the sofa.
# bolter
Late addition Barron straight into Ireland side to face Italy in U20 championship opener
Jack Kelly has shrugged off a shoulder injury to take up a role at fullback.
# it's quizzness time
QUIZ: How well do you remember Ireland's run to last year's U20 World Championships final?
How closely were you paying attention?
# next gen
Tana Umaga's nephew and more players to watch out for at the U20 World Cup
Here are five non-Irish players we’re looking forward to seeing in action from tomorrrow.
# u20 championship
Kelly ready to lead Ireland U20 without the weight of captaincy on his shoulders
The captain for the Six Nations campaign has been nursing an injury in the lead up to this week’s World Championship.
# under the wing
Munster's U20 star Nash grateful for Conway and Earls' influence as he goes from strength to strength
Munster’s first-choice wings have made an impression on the next generation.
# wolfpuppies
New coach, new faces as U20s go to Birr hoping to build continuity from Six Nations
Flanker Paul Boyle is the latest to take over captaincy of the age grade side as they head for Georgia.
# wolfpup pack
4 Irish forwards named in U20 Team of the Championship
Finalists Ireland and England both had four representatives in the dream team, with only one New Zealander making the cut.
# winner
Ireland's Max Deegan wins U20 Player of the Tournament award
The Lansdowne number eight scored another try in the final defeat to England.
# silver medallists
5 huge positives Ireland U20s can carry forward from this tournament
The final final was a low point after some dizzying highs.
# futureisgreen
Mallinder shows his class as England overpower battling Irish to take title
Nigel Carolan’s side fell at the final hurdle after an incredible run to the final.
AS IT HAPPENED
England v Ireland, World Rugby U20 Championship final
We went minute-by-minute as Ireland took on the home favourites in Manchester.
# futureisgreen
Before the World Championship we asked the Ireland U20 squad what they hoped to achieve
They face England in the final this evening.
# final hurdle
Carolan able to name unchanged 23 for Ireland's U20 World Championship final clash with England
Carolan has had to deal with his fair share of injuries in this tournament, but there’s a familiar look to the side taking on England.
# Jokers and Eaters
'I swear to God, I have never seen someone eat so much beef in my life'
The Ireland U20s reveal who the joker in their pack is at the World Championship.
# mount merrion man
Leinster academy's Keenan out to top U20 ever-present status with world medal
The UCD man has had to work hard to pave a way into the Leinster set-up.
# our story
'We believed' - Ireland U20s' journey to the World Championship final in their words
Nigel Carolan’s players and coaches chart their progress into a first-ever U20 final.
# bright future
Ireland's Deegan nominated for U20 Player of the Tournament award
The Lansdowne man needs your vote.
# Cork Man
Munster centre Daly destined for academy after World Championship final
The Cork Con midfielder has shone for Nigel Carolan’s side in Manchester.
# futureisgreen
Nucifora: Ireland's performance at World U20 Championship a huge boost
The IRFU performance director flew from South Africa to Manchester for Monday’s semi-final.
# History makers
Analysis: Intelligent Ireland U20s dominant on way to World Championship final
Murray Kinsella examines the brilliant win against Argentina in the semi-final.
# futureisgreen
Carolan believes his young guns can make history and lift world crown
‘We needed to be good and I thought we were superb.’