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Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby ormond lad » January 25th, 2016, 1:29 pm

IRELAND U20 Squad for the U20 6 Nations Championship

Forwards:

James Bollard (Dublin University / Leinster)
Kelvin Brown (Shannon / Munster)
Peter Claffey (Galwegians / Leinster)
Will Connors (UCD / Leinster)
Max Deegan (Lansdowne / Leinster)
Shane Fenton (Young Munster / Munster)
John Foley (Shannon / Shannon)
Cillian Gallagher (Sligo RFC / Connacht)
Greg Jones (UCD / Leinster)
Conor Kenny (Buccaneers / Connacht)
Adam McBurney (Ballymena / Ulster)
Sean O'Connor (Cashel / Munster)
Conan O'Donnell (Sligo / Connacht)
Andrew Porter (UCD / Leinster)
James Ryan (Lansdowne / Leinster) CAPTAIN
Dan Walsh (Cork Con / Munster)


Backs:

Matthew Byrne (Terenure / Leinster)
Brett Connon (Newcastle Falcons / Exlies)
Shane Daly (Cork Con / Munster)
Hugo Keenan (UCD / Leinster)
Terry Kennedy (St. Mary's / Leinster)
Stephen Kerins (Sligo / Connacht)
Paul Kiernan (UCC / Leinster)
Robert Lyttle (Queen's University / Ulster)
Johnny McPhillips (Queen's University / Ulster)
Conor O'Brien (Clontarf / Leinster)
Jimmy O'Brien (UCD / Leinster)
John Poland (Cork Con / Munster)
Jack Power (UCD / Leinster)
Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins / Ulster)


IRELAND U20 6 Nations Fixtures

IRELAND U20s v Wales U20s
Donnybrook Stadium
Friday 5th February 2016

France U20s v IRELAND U20s
Parc des Sports et de l'Amitié, Narbonne
Friday 12th February, 2016

England U20s v IRELAND U20s
Kingston Park, Newcastle
Friday 26th February, 2016

IRELAND U20s v Italy U20s
Donnybrook Stadium
Friday 11th March, 2016

IRELAND U20s v Scotland U20s
Donnybrook Stadium
Friday 18th March, 2016
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby simonokeeffe » January 25th, 2016, 1:40 pm

are Claffey and Kiernan Leinster? there seems to be some debate

Leinster only contributing 14 including them a bit of a decline as is :)

and is Sam Arnold not still eligible?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby ormond lad » January 25th, 2016, 1:53 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:are Claffey and Kiernan Leinster? there seems to be some debate

Leinster only contributing 14 including them a bit of a decline as is :)

and is Sam Arnold not still eligible?
Claffey and Kiernan are not. Whoever typed up list etc made a mistake.
Arnold is underage. Presume/assume ulster are holding him back to play pro12?
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby cormac » January 25th, 2016, 1:54 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:are Claffey and Kiernan Leinster? there seems to be some debate

Leinster only contributing 14 including them a bit of a decline as is :)

and is Sam Arnold not still eligible?


Sam Arnold is still eligible. Has he picked up a knock recently or have Ulster asked for him not to be selected for the 6N?
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » January 25th, 2016, 1:57 pm

Don't know how bad it was but Arnold picked up a hamstring injury recently. Im not against guys like him being left out anyway, they never try as hard and dominate like you'd imagine they would.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby simonokeeffe » January 25th, 2016, 1:59 pm

cheers OL

I thought u20s had first dibs now so it wasn't his call?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby dropkick » January 25th, 2016, 4:24 pm

Any predictions on how this group will do? There seems to be plenty of rated players in that group.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby Ruckedtobits » January 25th, 2016, 4:32 pm

Irish U.20's have priority only for JWC. Personally, I always favour Ireland having priority for all games as I consider that no age-group Squad should have its opportunity for success (of that entire group) diminished by the Provincial desires to maintain their Squad strength.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby wprathead » January 25th, 2016, 6:19 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Irish U.20's have priority only for JWC. Personally, I always favour Ireland having priority for all games as I consider that no age-group Squad should have its opportunity for success (of that entire group) diminished by the Provincial desires to maintain their Squad strength.


Not if player is going to be involved in the match squad - makes more sense for the player to be tested in Pro 12
For example, it is possible Connacht will need Conan O'Donnell over the 6 Nations period.
He would gain more playing in these games than in an u20 game imo
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » January 25th, 2016, 6:23 pm

Any idea if COD will be loosehead or tighthead for the 6N?
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby wprathead » January 25th, 2016, 6:25 pm

I'd imagine TH
Nigel had him playing TH for Connacht Eagles
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby goreyguy » January 25th, 2016, 6:30 pm

TH obviously with Porter at LH
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » January 25th, 2016, 6:31 pm

Good stuff, thanks. I'm hoping he'll be back up for White sooner rather than later. Not that he should be rushed, but the way things are going across the provinces I'm sure guys like him will be promoted before they ideally should be.

That said, don't think I've ever seen him play so I'm going purely off reputation!
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby wprathead » January 25th, 2016, 6:49 pm

Last 6 Nations our scrum evidently improved when he would come on for Oisin Heffernan

A moment that struck in my memory is Conan playing at TH in the last few minutes against Brive in Sportsground
Brive had the put in at scrum inside our 22
Side was riddled with injuries at this point
We'd a back row of Dave Heffernan (hooker), Sean O'Brien and Ronan Loughney (prop) at 8 with a second row of George Naoupu (an 8) and Danny Qualter
Everyone sensed a demolition at the scrum - Conan held his own and we won a penalty

I've also seen Cillian Gallagher play- he is huge, very good player

Don't know anything really about Stephen Kerins or Connor Kenny

EDIT: wait i do recognise Kenny, he propped few times for Eagles
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » January 25th, 2016, 7:12 pm

That all sounds promising. I see Bealham was called up to the full squad too, fair play to him.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby erskinechilders » January 25th, 2016, 8:50 pm

Can anyone help me put positions on these players? I know a few of them but just want to get a proper idea on the squad!

Props ;
Andrew Porter
Conor Kenny
Conan O'Donnell

Hooker ;
Adam McBurney
James Bollard?

Second Row;
James Ryan
Peter Claffey
Cillian Gallagher
Greg Jones

Back Row ;
Kelvin Brown
Max Deegan
Will Connors

Shane Fenton (Young Munster / Munster)?
John Foley (Shannon / Shannon)?
Sean O'Connor (Cashel / Munster)?
Dan Walsh (Cork Con / Munster)?


Backs:

Scrum-Half ;
John Poland

Out-half ;
Jimmy O'Brien
Johnny McPhillips
Brett Connon

Centre ;
Paul Kiernan
Conor O'Brien

Wing ;
Terry Kennedy
Jacob Stockdale
Matthew Byrne
Hugo Keenan

Full-back ;
Jack Power

Shane Daly (Cork Con / Munster)?
Stephen Kerins (Sligo / Connacht)?
Robert Lyttle (Queen's University / Ulster)?
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby ormond lad » January 25th, 2016, 10:09 pm

erskinechilders wrote:Can anyone help me put positions on these players? I know a few of them but just want to get a proper idea on the squad!

Props ;
Andrew Porter
Conor Kenny
Conan O'Donnell

Hooker ;
Adam McBurney
James Bollard

Second Row;
James Ryan
Peter Claffey
Cillian Gallagher
Greg Jones

Back Row ;
Kelvin Brown
Max Deegan
Will Connors

Shane Fenton (Young Munster / Munster)
John Foley (Shannon / Shannon)?

Dan Walsh (Cork Con / Munster)?


Backs:

Scrum-Half ;
John Poland

Out-half ;
Jimmy O'Brien
Johnny McPhillips
Brett Connon

Centre ;
Paul Kiernan
Conor O'Brien

Wing ;
Terry Kennedy
Jacob Stockdale
Matthew Byrne
Hugo Keenan

Full-back ;
Jack Power

Shane Daly (Cork Con / Munster)
Stephen Kerins (Sligo / Connacht)?
Robert Lyttle (Queen's University / Ulster)?
Daly is a centre. Sean O Connor a second row. Fenton a hooker. Foley a backrow. Walsh backrow
Daly centre
Kerins scrum hALF
Lyttle wing
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby goreyguy » January 25th, 2016, 10:09 pm

[quote="erskinechilders"]Can anyone help me put positions on these players? I know a few of them but just want to get a proper idea on the squad!

LH Prop
Andrew Porter
James Bollard

TH Prop
Conor Kenny
Conan O'Donnell

Hooker ;
Adam McBurney
Shane Fenton

Second Row;
James Ryan
Peter Claffey
Cillian Gallagher
Sean O'Connor

Back Row ;
Kelvin Brown
Max Deegan
Will Connors
Greg Jones
John Foley
Dan Walsh

Scrum-Half ;
John Poland
Stephen Kerins

Out-half ;
Johnny McPhillips
Brett Connon

Centre ;
Jimmy O'Brien - could play 10
Paul Kiernan
Conor O'Brien - could play wing
Jacob Stockdale - could play wing

Back Three
Terry Kennedy
Matthew Byrne
Hugo Keenan
Jack Power - could play centre
Shane Daly - could play centre
Robert Lyttle
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby dropkick » January 25th, 2016, 10:22 pm

wprathead wrote:Last 6 Nations our scrum evidently improved when he would come on for Oisin Heffernan

A moment that struck in my memory is Conan playing at TH in the last few minutes against Brive in Sportsground
Brive had the put in at scrum inside our 22
Side was riddled with injuries at this point
We'd a back row of Dave Heffernan (hooker), Sean O'Brien and Ronan Loughney (prop) at 8 with a second row of George Naoupu (an 8) and Danny Qualter
Everyone sensed a demolition at the scrum - Conan held his own and we won a penalty

I've also seen Cillian Gallagher play- he is huge, very good player


Don't know anything really about Stephen Kerins or Connor Kenny

EDIT: wait i do recognise Kenny, he propped few times for Eagles


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Re: Ireland Under 20 2016

Postby Peg Leg » January 25th, 2016, 10:38 pm

ormond lad wrote:Lyttle wing


Any relation to Broken?
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