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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » January 25th, 2018, 1:46 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:I suggest yee read the article I posted the link to, just saying


I have, and would suggest others do too.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby mildlyinterested » January 25th, 2018, 2:00 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:I suggest yee read the article I posted the link to, just saying


i've read it, it's good.. somethings i'd disagree with it but overall it's a good preview.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby Xanthippe » January 25th, 2018, 5:03 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:I suggest yee read the article I posted the link to, just saying


You're very naughty :twisted:
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby simonokeeffe » January 25th, 2018, 5:39 pm

Xanthippe wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:I suggest yee read the article I posted the link to, just saying


You're very naughty :twisted:


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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby CiaranIrl » January 26th, 2018, 12:14 am

simonokeeffe wrote:I suggest yee read the article I posted the link to, just saying


Yeah that's got good info too. Thanks. Seems very different to the post above if that's the implication? Not sure I get the inferences.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby Ruckedtobits » January 26th, 2018, 10:26 am

fourthirtythree wrote:
CiaranIrl wrote:+1 to Hugo's post. You're some man for one man Mildly. Or two men if you count Goreyguy ;)


:happy clapper: :happy clapper:
I think many of us appreciate the depth of knowledge that you bring.


I'm in that Fan Club. Really great and objective research, particularly of non-Leinster players.

BTW, do you know if Dalton is the son of former Malone great (and slightly mad) Malone 2nd / back-row 'Dinky' Dalton? Centre Curtis is also a son of former Irish centre.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby mildlyinterested » January 26th, 2018, 10:28 am

Ruckedtobits wrote:
fourthirtythree wrote:
CiaranIrl wrote:+1 to Hugo's post. You're some man for one man Mildly. Or two men if you count Goreyguy ;)


:happy clapper: :happy clapper:
I think many of us appreciate the depth of knowledge that you bring.


I'm in that Fan Club. Really great and objective research, particularly of non-Leinster players.

BTW, do you know if Dalton is the son of former Malone great (and slightly mad) Malone 2nd / back-row 'Dinky' Dalton? Centre Curtis is also a son of former Irish centre.


thanks, no idea on Dalton.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby mildlyinterested » January 26th, 2018, 12:42 pm

apparently Harry Byrne looks set to start first game at 10.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby dropkick » January 27th, 2018, 3:12 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:apparently Harry Byrne looks set to start first game at 10.



Interesting.

I'll take a pure guess on the team.
1. Duggan
2. Kelleher
3. Aungier
4. Dalton
5. Dunne
6. Masterson
7. Kearney
8. J O'Sullivan

9. H O'Sullivan
10. Byrne
11. P Sullivan
12. McCarthy
13. T O'Brien Capt
14. Keane
15. Silvester

As you'd expect there are some big physical players in the French team (https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/en/u20/ ... _squad.php).
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby Oldschool » January 27th, 2018, 5:43 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
fourthirtythree wrote:
CiaranIrl wrote:+1 to Hugo's post. You're some man for one man Mildly. Or two men if you count Goreyguy ;)


:happy clapper: :happy clapper:
I think many of us appreciate the depth of knowledge that you bring.


much appreciated.

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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby mildlyinterested » January 29th, 2018, 9:54 am

dropkick wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:apparently Harry Byrne looks set to start first game at 10.



Interesting.

I'll take a pure guess on the team.
1. Duggan
2. Kelleher
3. Aungier
4. Dalton
5. Dunne
6. Masterson
7. Kearney
8. J O'Sullivan

9. H O'Sullivan
10. Byrne
11. P Sullivan
12. McCarthy
13. T O'Brien Capt
14. Keane
15. Silvester

As you'd expect there are some big physical players in the French team (https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/en/u20/ ... _squad.php).


Probably a fair call there, think Duggan may be at risk, but could get the nod due to experience, same with Keane.

I'd be surprised if Stewart doesn't start at 9.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby El Diablo » January 29th, 2018, 3:22 pm

dropkick wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:apparently Harry Byrne looks set to start first game at 10.



Interesting.

I'll take a pure guess on the team.
1. Duggan
2. Kelleher
3. Aungier
4. Dalton
5. Dunne
6. Masterson
7. Kearney
8. J O'Sullivan

9. H O'Sullivan
10. Byrne
11. P Sullivan
12. McCarthy
13. T O'Brien Capt
14. Keane
15. Silvester

As you'd expect there are some big physical players in the French team (https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/en/u20/ ... _squad.php).

Masterson is injured. I heard a rumour that Aaron Hall, O'Sullivan and Mattie Dalton will be the backrow. Obviously that opens ups a 2nd row opportunity, perhaps Charlie Ryan?? He has played very little rugby since the 2017 SCT so it would be amazing if they pitched him straight in away to France!
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby mildlyinterested » January 29th, 2018, 3:27 pm

I'd be very surprised if it was Ryan, Cormac Daly has been excellent for Clontarf this year so him and Dunne or maybe Dunne and Ronan Coffey.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby arsebiscuits1 » January 29th, 2018, 4:30 pm

Is Charlie Ryan the fella who went off in the SCT final last year with a nasty looking arm/ shoulder injury?

And if so, was it that injury that has kept him out until now?!
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby mildlyinterested » January 29th, 2018, 4:45 pm

yeah that's him.. I believe so.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby El Diablo » January 29th, 2018, 5:00 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:I'd be very surprised if it was Ryan, Cormac Daly has been excellent for Clontarf this year so him and Dunne or maybe Dunne and Ronan Coffey.

you are right Cormac Daly is a good player. Against France they were always going for bulk in the pack.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby arsebiscuits1 » January 30th, 2018, 2:38 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:yeah that's him.. I believe so.


Jaysus.

Must have been a sh!t one to keep him out the guts of 10 months
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby mildlyinterested » January 30th, 2018, 2:58 pm

1st game back was in december, injury in march.. not sure when he got the surgery.
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby mildlyinterested » January 31st, 2018, 12:39 pm

Ireland U20 v France U20, U20 Six Championship, Stade Chaban Delmas, Bordeaux. Kick-Off: 9.00pm (local time) / (8.00pm Irish time)

15. Michael Silvester (Dublin University/Leinster) (4)
14. Peter Sullivan (Lansdowne FC/Leinster) (0)
13. David McCarthy (Garryowen/Munster) (4)
12. Tommy O'Brien (UCD RFC/Leinster) (5) Captain
11. James McCarthy (UL Bohemian/Munster) (0)
10. Harry Byrne (UCD RFC/Leinster) (0)
9. Jonny Stewart (Queen's University RFC/Ulster) (10)
1. Jordan Duggan (Naas/Leinster) (4)
2. Ronan Kelleher (UCD/ Leinster) (8)
3. Jack Aungier (St. Mary's College RFC/Leinster) (0)
4. Cormac Daly (Clontarf FC/Leinster) (0)
5. Jack Dunne (Dublin University FC/Leinster) (0)
6. Matthew Dalton (Malone RFC/Ulster) (0)
7. Aaron Hall (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster) (0)
8. Jack O'Sullivan (UCC RFC/Munster) (0)

Replacements:
16. Diarmuid Barron (Garryowen FC/Munster0 (1)
17. James French (UCC RFC/Munster) (0)
18. Tom O'Toole (Banbridge RFC/Ulster) (0)
19. Ronan Coffey (Shannon RFC/Munster) (0)
20. Sean Masterson (Corinthians RFC/Connacht) (4)
21. Hugh O'Sullivan (Clontarf FC/Leinster) (0)
22. Angus Curtis (Queen's University RFC/Ulster) (1)
23. Angus Kernohan (Ballymena RFC/Ulster) (0)
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Re: Ireland u20 2017-2018

Postby dropkick » January 31st, 2018, 9:00 pm

Dalton moving to 6 is to add bulk to the pack I presume. He looks a physical player.

The centers are on the small side but they're very inventive and fast so theyll be interesting to watch.
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