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Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby ormond lad » December 16th, 2016, 3:27 pm

Fri 3 Feb 20:30
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Fri 10 Feb 19:00
Italy U20s v Ireland U20s Stadio Enrico Chersoni

Fri 24 Feb 20:00
Ireland U20s v France U20s Donnybrook

Sat 11 Mar 18:30
Wales U20s v Ireland U20s Parc Eirias

Fri 17 Mar 18:00
Ireland U20s v England U20s Donnybrook

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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby El Diablo » December 19th, 2016, 7:03 pm

The have a trial match against a Leinster Development team this Wednesday 21st in D'brook. Not sure of KO time.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby ormond lad » December 19th, 2016, 8:36 pm

El Diablo wrote:The have a trial match against a Leinster Development team this Wednesday 21st in D'brook. Not sure of KO time.
Yeah screening game against a Leinster Development/20s team in Donnybrook at midday. Sean Gallagher reffing the game.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby simonokeeffe » December 20th, 2016, 1:56 pm

looking at the squad if we've Lyttle and Larmour on the wings thats going to be exciting to watch
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 2017

Postby El Diablo » December 20th, 2016, 4:27 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:looking at the squad if we've Lyttle and Larmour on the wings thats going to be exciting to watch

I think the entire U20s pack will be completely changed this year with all of last years starters & subs being now over-age as far as I know. It will be very tough if no one in the pack has experience at this level. Normally there would be at least 1 or 2 forwards with experience from the previous year. The worry is they will just get out muscled and our backs won't even see the ball.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby simonokeeffe » December 20th, 2016, 7:04 pm

El Diablo wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:looking at the squad if we've Lyttle and Larmour on the wings thats going to be exciting to watch

I think the entire U20s pack will be completely changed this year with all of last years starters & subs being now over-age as far as I know. It will be very tough if no one in the pack has experience at this level. Normally there would be at least 1 or 2 forwards with experience from the previous year. The worry is they will just get out muscled and our backs won't even see the ball.


Hmmmmmm better hope the opposition kick a fair bit
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 2017

Postby Ruckedtobits » December 20th, 2016, 11:31 pm

El Diablo wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:looking at the squad if we've Lyttle and Larmour on the wings thats going to be exciting to watch

I think the entire U20s pack will be completely changed this year with all of last years starters & subs being now over-age as far as I know. It will be very tough if no one in the pack has experience at this level. Normally there would be at least 1 or 2 forwards with experience from the previous year. The worry is they will just get out muscled and our backs won't even see the ball.


Cillian Gallagher (Connacht) certainly played last year - a big second-row. There maybe one other McBirney Ulster hooker may also be eligible up front. Not sure if there any backs.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby cormac » December 21st, 2016, 10:49 am

Both 10's from last season, McPhillips and Johnston, are eligible again, aren't they?
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby El Diablo » December 21st, 2016, 11:25 am

An extended Ireland Under-20 training panel has been named for a series of training camps in December.

As part of preparations for the 2017 Under-20 Six Nations, two Ireland U-20 selections will play against a Leinster Development XV and a Munster Development XV over the December period.

IRELAND UNDER-20 December Training Squad:

Paul Boyle (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Rory Butler (Ballymena/Ulster)
Luke Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Peadar Collins (Garryowen/Munster)
Joey Conway (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Liam Coombes (Garryowen/Munster)
Gavin Coombes (Young Munster/Munster)
Peter Cooper (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Colm de Buitlear (Corinthians/Connacht)
Conor Dean (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Caelan Doris (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Ryan Feehily (Sligo/Connacht)
Conor Fitzgerald (Shannon/Munster)
Barry Fitzpatrick (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Ciaran Frawley (Skerries/Leinster)
Cillian Gallagher (Sligo/Connacht)
Daniel Hurley (Garryowen/Munster)
Conor Kelly (Queen's University/Ulster)
Jordan Larmour (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
James Lennon (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Sean Masterson (Corinthians/Connacht)
Tadgh McElroy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Greg McGrath (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Alex McHenry (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Simon Meagher (Roscrea/Connacht)
Rory Mulvihill (UCD/Leinster)
Calvin Nash (Munster/Young Munster)
Tommy O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
Shane O'Hehir (Sligo/Connacht)
Marcus Rea (Queen's University/Ulster)
Jack Regan (UCD/Leinster)
Jack Stafford (Shannon/Munster)
Jonny Stewart (Queen's University/Ulster)
Alan Tynan (Young Munster/Munster)
Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster)
Robert Lyttle (Queen's University/Ulster)
Charlie Connolly (Dublin University/Leinster)
Jack Kelly (Dublin University/Leinster)
Sam Deane (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Adam Maloney (Shannon/Munster)

December Fixtures:

Leinster Development XV v Ireland Under-20 XV
Wednesday, December 21, kick-off 12.30pm
Donnybrook Stadium

Munster Development XV v Ireland Under-20 XV
Thursday, December 29, kick-off 1pm
Thomond Park
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby Dave Cahill » December 21st, 2016, 12:31 pm

Leinster Development XV v Ireland Under-20 XV, 21st December 2016, KO 12.30pm, Donnybrook Stadium

15. Jack Power (Clontarf FC)
14. Mark O’Keefe (Lansdowne FC)
13. Conor O’Brien (Clontarf FC)
12. Tommy O’Brien (UCD RFC)
11. Thomas O’Callaghan (Lansdowne FC)
10. Conor Dean (St Mary’s College RFC)
9. Nick Peters (UCD RFC)
1. Greg McGrath (Lansdowne FC)
2. Richie Halpin (St Mary’s College RFC)
3. Martin Mulhall (Lansdowne FC)
4. Cormac Daly (Navan RFC)
5. Jack Regan (UCD RFC)
6. Richard Dunne (Dublin University FC)
7. Tom de Jongh (Old Belvedere RFC)
8. Caelan Doris (St Mary’s College RFC)

Replacements

16. Conor Johnson (Naas RFC)
17. Vakh Abdaladze (Clontarf FC)
18. Jordan Duggan (Naas RFC)
19. Evin Coyle (UCD RFC)
20. JJ O’Dea (Navan RFC)
21. David O’Connor (St Mary’s College RFC)
22. Ronan Foley (UCD RFC)
23. Darragh Sweeney (Malahide RFC)
24. Colm Mulcahy (UCD RFC)
25. Billy O’Hora (Dublin University FC)
26. Michael Silvester (Dublin University FC)
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby El Diablo » December 21st, 2016, 4:44 pm

It was close at half time with the Irish U20 set piece well on top. Tadgh McEloy at tight head did a lot of damage in the scrum and the Irish lineout was well drilled whereas the Leinster line out was mis-firing. However there were a lot of changes on both sides in the 2nd half and the Leinster team ran away with it. Not sure of the final score, something like 55 19 but I could be wrong. Billy O'Hora from Trinity U20s scored 3 tries in about 20 mins.....great finisher. Tommy O'Brien, Conor Dean and Caelan Doris all excelled. They will probably start for Ireland next week against the Munster selection. Lots of talent on display. Good entertainment in the 2nd half.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby cormac » December 21st, 2016, 9:45 pm

Look out Itchy, he's Irish
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby El Diablo » December 22nd, 2016, 12:01 am

cormac wrote:http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/38793.php#.WFrpOPmLTIU

The writer has credited Ronan Foley of UCD with the 3 late tries but it was definitely Trinity u20s Billy O'Hora. Great finisher.....
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby El Diablo » December 29th, 2016, 8:34 pm

http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/38817.php#.WGVizlOLTIU
Frustrating day for the Irish u20s backs as they were denied quality possession by a bigger, stronger Munster pack. 28 nil down at HT, Ireland were much improved in the 2nd half. Jordan Larmour the star turn for Ireland.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby dropkick » December 29th, 2016, 8:56 pm

El Diablo wrote:http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/38817.php#.WGVizlOLTIU
Frustrating day for the Irish u20s backs as they were denied quality possession by a bigger, stronger Munster pack. 28 nil down at HT, Ireland were much improved in the 2nd half. Jordan Larmour the star turn for Ireland.



Its a decent result for the U20s. Many of the Munster side were 22/23 years old and battle hardened from playing in the UBL. Not too long to go now before the 6 nations.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby El Diablo » December 29th, 2016, 9:03 pm

dropkick wrote:
El Diablo wrote:http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/38817.php#.WGVizlOLTIU
Frustrating day for the Irish u20s backs as they were denied quality possession by a bigger, stronger Munster pack. 28 nil down at HT, Ireland were much improved in the 2nd half. Jordan Larmour the star turn for Ireland.



Its a decent result for the U20s. Many of the Munster side were 22/23 years old and battle hardened from playing in the UBL. Not too long to go now before the 6 nations.

They have used a large number of players over the 2 games v Leinster & Munster. There is another camp next week when I presume numbers will be trimmed.
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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby simonokeeffe » December 29th, 2016, 10:25 pm

Fineen Wycherley, Bailey Faloon, Evan Mintern; has Munster been planted?
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 2017

Postby John23 » December 29th, 2016, 10:42 pm

Is Fineen related to that actor fella? Can't be too many Wycherleys knocking about down south?

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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby dropkick » December 30th, 2016, 2:53 pm

I'm sure we won't see the best of the U20s until the JWC (or whatever its called now) in the summer. The Welsh and English send their U18 and U19 squads to play a tournament in South Africa every year which is an advantage for them.

John23 wrote:Is Fineen related to that actor fella? Can't be too many Wycherleys knocking about down south?

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Re: Ireland Under 20 2017

Postby ormond lad » December 30th, 2016, 3:55 pm

dropkick wrote:I'm sure we won't see the best of the U20s until the JWC (or whatever its called now) in the summer. The Welsh and English send their U18 and U19 squads to play a tournament in South Africa every year which is an advantage for them.
Of course. Welsh, English do send their 18s to South Africa but also get guys playing Premiership, A level and if not in championship so playing pro rugby and at a decent level much more than we do.
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