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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby cormac » September 29th, 2019, 8:34 pm

johng wrote:We finished top last year and final was in PYS


There were two separate groups last year.
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby johng » September 29th, 2019, 8:48 pm

cormac wrote:
johng wrote:We finished top last year and final was in PYS


There were two separate groups last year.

We were still the top qualifier. 10 points ahead of Scarlets
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby mildlyinterested » October 1st, 2019, 8:04 am

TRIES:
Gavin Mullin(Centre/21) 7,
Dan Sheehan(Hooker/21) 5,
Paddy Patterson(Scrumhalf/20) 4,
Andrew Smith(Wing/U20) 3,
Cormac Foley(Scrumhalf/19) 3,
Jack Kelly(Fullback/21) 3,
Ronan Watters(Backrow/20) 3,
Niall Comerford(Wing/U20) 3,
Liam Turner(Centre/20) 2,
Rob Russell(Wing/20) 2,
Adam La Gure(Wing/U21) 2,
Jack Aungier(TH Prop/20) 1,
Bryan Byrne(Hooker/26) 1,
Mark Hernan(Openside/U20) 1,
Michael Milne(LH Prop/20) 1,
Paddy McKenzie(Outhalf/U20) 1,
Ronan Foley(Backrow/22) 1,
Tom Clarkson(TH Prop/U20) 1,
Rowan Osborne(Scrumhalf/23) 1,
Jack Dunne(Lock/20) 1,
Tommy O'Brien(Centre/21) 1,
Bobby Sheehan(Hooker/U20) 1
Penalty try 1

CONS: Harry Byrne(Outhalf/20) 13, James Tarrant(Outhalf/U21) 7, Conor Kelly(Outhalf/20) 5, Rob Russell(Fullback/U21) 5, Paddy McKenzie(Outhalf/U20) 3, Pen try con
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby mildlyinterested » October 1st, 2019, 8:13 am

Prop
Michael Milne(U21/Roscrea/UCD) - 5 starts at 1.
Charlie Ward(U20/Tullow RFC/Clontarf) - 1 started at 1, 1 bench appearance at 1 and 3 bench appearances at 3.
Tom Clarkson(U20/Blackrock/DUFC) - 3 starts at 3, 1 bench appearance at 3.
Jack Aungier(U22/Suttonians RFC/Clontarf) - 3 starts at 3.
Harry Noonan(U20/Greystones RFC/Old Wesley) - 3 bench appearances at 1.
Marcus Hannan(U20/Clane RFC/Old Belvedere) - 2 bench appearances at 1.
Roman Salanoa(U22/Old Belvedere) - 2 bench appearances at 3.

Hooker
Dan Sheehan(U22/Clongowes/Lansdowne) - 4 starts, 2 bench appearances.
John McKee(U20/Campbell/Old Belvedere) - 3 bench appearances.
Bryan Byrne(U27/Clongowes/Clontarf) - 1 start.
Ronan Kelleher(U22/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - 1 start.
Bobby Sheehan(U20/Clongowes/UCD) - 1 bench appearance.

Back 5 forwards
Ronan Watters(U21/St. Marys/St. Marys) - 4 starts a 7, 1 start at 6, 1 bench appearance at 7.
Ronan Foley(U22/St. Marys/UCD) - 4 starts at 8, 1 bench appearance at 8, 1 bench non-appearance.
Cian Prendergast(U20/Newbridge/UCD) - 1 start at 6, 2 starts at 4, 1 bench appearance at 5, 1 bench appearance at 7.
Charlie Ryan(U21/Blackrock/UCD)- 1 start at 5, 3 starts at 4.
Brian Deeny(U20/Wexford RFC/Clontarf) - 2 starts at 8, 1 start at 6, 1 bench at 6.
Sean O'Brien(U20/Blackrock) - 1 start at 6, 2 bench appearances at 4.
Oisin Dowling(U23/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - 2 starts at 5, 1 start at 6.
Jack Dunne(U22/St. Michaels/DUFC) - 1 start at 4, 2 starts at 5.
David Aspil(U24/High School/St. Marys) - 1 bench appearance at 5, 1 bench appearance at 8.
Mark Hernan(U20/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - 2 starts at 7.
Ryan Baird(U21/St. Michaels/DUFC) - 1 start at 5.
David Maher(U20/Roscrea/MU Barnhall) - 1 bench appearance at 5.
Martin Moloney(U21/Athy RFC/Old Belvedere) - 1 start at 6.
Anthony Ryan(U20/Clongowes/Clontarf) - 1 bench appearance at 6.

Scrumhalf
Rowan Osborne(U24/Clongowes/DUFC) - 3 starts, 1 bench appearance.
Paddy Patterson(U22/Blackrock/UCD) - 2 starts, 1 bench appearance at 9, 1 bench appearance at 15.
Cormac Foley(U21/St. Gerards/St. Marys) - 1 start, 1 bench appearance, 1 bench non-appearance.
Jack Connolly(U20/Gonzaga) - 1 bench non-appearance.

Outhalf
Harry Byrne(U21/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - 3 starts.
James Tarrant(U21/Blackrock/UCD) - 1 start, 1 bench appearance.
Conor Kelly(U21/Roscrea/Clontarf) - 2 start.
Paddy McKenzie(U20/Wicklow RFC/Old Wesley) - 2 bench appearances, 1 bench non-appearance.
Tim Corkery(U19/Kilkenny RFC/Lansdowne) - 1 bench appearance, 1 bench non-appearance.

Outside Backs
Gavin Mullin(U23/Blackrock/UCD) - 6 starts at 13.
Liam Turner(U21/Blackrock/DUFC) - 3 starts at 12, 3 bench appearances at 12
Rob Russell(U21/St. Michaels/DUFC) - 2 starts at 11, 1 start at 14, 2 starts at 15.
Jack Kelly(U22/St. Michaels/DUFC) - 3 starts at 15, 1 start at 11.
Andrew Smith(U20/St. Michaels/Clontarf) - 1 start at 14, 2 starts at 11.
Tommy O'Brien(U22/Blackrock/UCD) - 3 starts at 12.
Niall Comerford(U20/Blackrock) - 3 starts at 14.
Adam La Grue(U21/Terenure/Terenure) - 1 start at 14, 1 start at 11, 1 bench appearance at 13, 1 bench non-appearance.
Hugo Keenan(U24/Blackrock/UCD) - 1 start at 15.
Josh O'Connor(U19/Wexford RFC/UCD) - 1 bench non-appearance.
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby hugonaut » October 1st, 2019, 11:03 am

mildlyinterested wrote:TRIES:
Gavin Mullin(Centre/21) 7,
Dan Sheehan(Hooker/21) 5,


Gavin Mullen seems to have really hit his straps over the recent weeks. I saw him play the first fixture of the competition and he had an absolute shocker in defense. I thought his season was going to be over before it started, but he seems to have really bucked up; from the accounts I have read, he looks like he is playing to his potential. I was a huge fan of his dad [my first ever rugby hero] so I am happy to see him do well.

Dan Sheehan is a player who I'm pretty excited about. Super size, a guy who has played hooker for a long time and buckets of athleticism. I've long wanted Leinster to find a big hooker somewhere in the ranks, since about 2004. We beat South Africa in November that year, and I was really struck by the size of John Smit. I'd never seen him play live before, and on TV he didn't look big beside Os du Randt [nobody does]. But in person he was a huge, huge dude, and he was so effective at the size.

I really like the idea of having a one-two punch combination at hooker, the way we had in the past at scrum-half with Reddan and Boss. I think between Kelleher and Sheehan we have two really strong prospects just starting out on their pro careers. It's a great position to be in.
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby mildlyinterested » October 1st, 2019, 11:33 am

interested to see how Dan's brother Bobby gets on this season, would rate him ahead of John McKee long term but obviously McKee seems to be ahead of him at the moment.
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby johng » October 3rd, 2019, 8:35 am

For us not to top the standings. We would need to lose and Ulster would need to win by a combined total of 136 points.

I.e. Even if we lost 100 nil to Connacht then Ulster would still need to beat Munster by a clear 36 points to pass us.
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby mildlyinterested » October 3rd, 2019, 9:08 am

Leinster Rugby ‘A’ team v Connacht Eagles (Leinster Senior caps in brackets)

15. Rob Russell(U21/St. Michaels) - Sub Academy
14. Josh O’Connor(U19/Wexford RFC) - Sub Academy
13. Gavin Mullin(U23/Blackrock) - Academy Yr 3
12. Tommy O’Brien(U22/Blackrock) - Academy Yr 3
11. Andrew Smith(U20/St. Michaels) - Academy Yr 1
10. Conor Kelly(U21/CC Roscrea) - Sub Academy
9. Hugh O’Sullivan(U22/Belvedere) - Senior
1. Charlie Ward(U20/Tullow RFC) - Sub Academy
2. Dan Sheehan(U21/Clongowes) - Academy Yr 2
3. Roman Salanoa(U23) - Academy Yr 1
4. Charlie Ryan(U21/Blackrock) - Academy Yr 1
5. Ryan Baird(U21/St. Michaels) - Academy Yr 2
6. Óisín Dowling(U23/St. Michaels) - Academy Yr 3
7. Scott Penny(U21/St. Michaels) - Senior
8. Ronan Foley(U22/St. Marys) - Sub Academy

Replacements
16. Bobby Sheehan(U20/Clongowes) - Sub Academy
17. Marcus Hanan(U20/Clane RFC) - Sub Academy
18. Tom Clarkson(U20/Blackrock) - Academy Yr 1
19. Brian Deeny(U20/Wexford RFC) - Academy Yr 1
20. Alex Soroka(U19/Belvedere) - Sub Academy
21. Cormac Foley(U21/St. Gerards) - Sub Academy
22. James Tarrant(U21/Blackrock) - Sub Academy
23. Liam Turner(U21/Blackrock) - Academy Yr 1
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby flustered » October 3rd, 2019, 9:56 am

Has Paddy McKenzie been passed over now?
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby johng » October 3rd, 2019, 9:58 am

Paddy Patterson sub for the ospreys game?
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby arsebiscuits1 » October 3rd, 2019, 10:00 am

johng wrote:Paddy Patterson sub for the ospreys game?


Or maybe Rowan Osborne. I'd be surprised but he did seem ahead of Patterson for the last few weeks
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby mildlyinterested » October 3rd, 2019, 10:05 am

flustered wrote:Has Paddy McKenzie been passed over now?


injured afaik
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby flustered » October 3rd, 2019, 10:11 am

Cheers mildly
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby Pilotman123 » October 3rd, 2019, 11:38 pm

Great to see Alex Soroka involved this weekend, very exciting prospect
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby D4surfer » October 4th, 2019, 1:24 pm

19 minutes gone and it's 21-0 to Leinster. Tries from Ronan Foley and two from Roman Salanoa.
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby D4surfer » October 4th, 2019, 1:38 pm

26-7 after 30 minutes. Tommy O'Brien with the bonus point try. That means we finish top of the table regardless.
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » October 4th, 2019, 1:40 pm

D4surfer wrote:two from Roman Salanoa.


Wonderful :happy clapper:
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby D4surfer » October 4th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Half time 26-7
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby LeinsterLeader » October 4th, 2019, 2:13 pm

A question for those in the know. We seem to be quite a bit stronger then anyone else this year. Any ideas why?

Is this an exceptionally talented group that are coming through?
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Re: Celtic Cup 19/20

Postby D4surfer » October 4th, 2019, 2:15 pm

31-7 after 49 minutes. Dan Sheehan try.
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