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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby mildlyinterested » January 4th, 2020, 1:47 pm

1. Noonan
2. Stewart
3. Clarkson
4. Deeny
5. Ahern
6. Soroka
7. Hernan
8. McCann
9. Finlay
10. Crowley
11. Smith
12. Hyde
13. O'Riordan
14. McIlroy
15. McNulty
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby cormac » January 4th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Isn't Martin Maloney still eligible?
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby Pilotman123 » January 4th, 2020, 3:01 pm

cormac wrote:Isn't Martin Maloney still eligible?

Nope
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby Pilotman123 » January 4th, 2020, 3:05 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:1. Noonan
2. Stewart
3. Clarkson
4. Deeny
5. Ahern
6. Soroka
7. Hernan
8. McCann
9. Finlay
10. Crowley
11. Smith
12. Hyde
13. O'Riordan
14. McIlroy
15. McNulty

That’s a very strong looking pack, lots of talent in the forwards that’s for sure
Would be interesting to see what the backs are like this year as the only player I really know in it is Andrew Smith and he can’t stop scoring tries at the moment. If we’re anywhere near as good as last years team it will be a success
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby mildlyinterested » January 6th, 2020, 6:17 am

IMO we are well off last years team in terms of depth.

Big downgrades at in front line talent at 9 and depth at 10.
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby Pilotman123 » January 6th, 2020, 1:52 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:IMO we are well off last years team in terms of depth.

Big downgrades at in front line talent at 9 and depth at 10.

Agreed
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby Pilotman123 » January 7th, 2020, 1:15 am

Anyone know what’s the story with Sam Illo at the moment?
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby dropkick » January 7th, 2020, 12:56 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:IMO we are well off last years team in terms of depth.

Big downgrades at in front line talent at 9 and depth at 10.



Hopefully there'll be a few surprises like last year. There usually are a few relatively unknowns who make a name for themselves.
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby Pilotman123 » January 7th, 2020, 1:12 pm

dropkick wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:IMO we are well off last years team in terms of depth.

Big downgrades at in front line talent at 9 and depth at 10.



Hopefully there'll be a few surprises like last year. There usually are a few relatively unknowns who make a name for themselves.

I always knew we were going to do well last year after looking at the squad, it was arguably the best squad we’ve ever had
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby mildlyinterested » January 7th, 2020, 1:56 pm

dropkick wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:IMO we are well off last years team in terms of depth.

Big downgrades at in front line talent at 9 and depth at 10.



Hopefully there'll be a few surprises like last year. There usually are a few relatively unknowns who make a name for themselves.


Corkery is a big unknown. If Finlay was rated in Ulster he'd be in their academy but he isn't. But yeah hopefully.

Both outhalves who played for Ireland u18 for this age group are absent, Paddy McKenzie and Dylan Prendergast.. Which is notable
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby Ruckedtobits » January 14th, 2020, 1:32 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:1. Noonan
2. Stewart
3. Clarkson
4. Deeny
5. Ahern
6. Soroka
7. Hernan
8. McCann
9. Finlay
10. Crowley
11. Smith
12. Hyde
13. O'Riordan
14. McIlroy
15. McNulty


Keep an eye on the Leinster A team to play Ulster on Friday for some indications of U.20 rankings. Possibly alterations in front and back-row and half-back rankings.
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby mildlyinterested » January 18th, 2020, 9:31 am

So Ward to start at 1?
SOB at 6?
Corkery on bench?
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby Ruckedtobits » January 18th, 2020, 11:38 am

mildlyinterested wrote:So Ward to start at 1?
SOB at 6?
Corkery on bench?


Wouldn't bet against any of those (or better).
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby mildlyinterested » January 18th, 2020, 1:02 pm

If Corkery started the 1st game at 10 his rise will have been meteoric..
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Re: Ireland u20 2020

Postby Morf » January 19th, 2020, 12:03 am

mildlyinterested wrote:So Ward to start at 1?
SOB at 6?
Corkery on bench?


Even being a Tullow player very happy to see him do so well :happy clapper:

Meant to express appreciation for your run down of likely 20s squad/23 Mildly - very informative and helpful!
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