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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby ormond lad » October 11th, 2018, 6:01 pm

hugonaut wrote:
ormond lad wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:Celtic Cup and Interpros are light years ahead of AIL because players are competing against their professional peers. AIL is like Community Service, useful, but achieves nothing and takes somebody out of regular involvement in Club side.
interpros are not and would not be light years ahead of AIL. AIL is nothing like you suggest and you are being extremaly unfair to the league and dismissive of the high standard of the league.

RTB has coached [and managed] at Div 1 level of the AIL.

The AIL is one of the shibboleths of Irish rugby – you can't say anything bad about it. Well, some of the games are good and some of the games are sh*t, just like any other competition.
Ah interesting.
I still wouldnt be as dismissive of the league. Celtic Cup/interpros only go so far especially some of the interpro games that were on this season
Wouldnt put them as light years ahead.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » October 22nd, 2018, 11:50 am

U20's in AIL/A action over the weekend:

Harry Noonan(Old Wesley) - started at 1. (u19)
Thomas Clarkson(DUFC) - bench, 1 try. (u19)

John McKee(Belvedere) - started at 2. (u19)
Declan Adamson(Clontarf) - started at 2, 1 try.
Richie Bergin(UCD) - bench
Travis Coomey(UCC) - bench
Claytan Milligan(Ballynahinch) - bench

Charlie Ryan(UCD) - started at 4
JJ McKee(Ballymena) - started at 4
Ryan Baird(DUFC) - bench for Leinster A

Scott Penny(UCD) - started at 7 for Leinster A.
Ronan Watters(St. Marys) - started at 7, 1 try.
Ryan O'Neill(Armagh) - started at 7. (u19)
David McCann(Banbridge) - started at 7. (u19)
Luke Clohessy(Shannon) - started at 8.

Cormac Foley(St. Marys) - started at 9
Colm Reilly(Buccaneers)- started at 9
Niall Armstrong(Banbridge) - started at 9
Colin Sisk(UCC) - bench
Graham Curtis(Malone) - bench

Harry Byrne(Lansdowne) - bench for Leinster A.
David Hawkshaw(Clontarf) - bench for Leinster A.
Ben Healy(Garryowen) - started at 10
Jake Flannery(Shannon) - started at 10

Evan O'Gorman(Young Munster) - started at 12
Conor Kelly(Clontarf) - started at 12

Back Three
Sam Dardis(Terenure) - started at 14. (u19)
Conor Phillips(Young Munster) - started at 14.
Conor Hayes(Young Munster) - started at 15.
Rob Russell(DUFC) - started at 15, 1 try.
Liam Turner(DUFC) - bench.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » November 13th, 2018, 10:22 am

Ulster players at recent Ireland u20 camp:

David McCann(Backrow/Banbridge)
Graham Curtis(Scrumhalf/Malone)
Bruce Houston(Outhalf/Ballymena)
Stewart Moore(Centre/Malone)
Iwan Hughes(Back Three/Ballynahinch)

Munster players at recent Ireland u20 camp

Billy Scannell(Hooker/Young Munster)
John Hodnett(Hooker-Backrow/UCC)
Paddy Kelly(Lock/Young Munster) - u19
Luke Clohessy(Backrow/Shannon)
Jake Flannery(Outhalf/Shannon)
James McCarthy(Back Three/UL Bohs)

Connacht players at recent Ireland u20 camp:

Ryan Lomas(Prop/Galwegians)
Liam Winnett(Prop/Buccanneers) - u19
Dylan Tierney(Hooker/Cortinthians)
Cian Huxford(Backrow/Cortinthians)
Colm Reilly(Scrumhalf/Cortinthians)
Hugh Lane(Back Three/Galwegians)

Leinster players at recent Ireland u20 camp:

Charlie Ward(Prop/Clontarf) - u19
Michael Milne(Prop/UCD)
Thomas Clarkson(Prop/DUFC) - u19
Giuseppe Coyne(Prop/DUFC)
Declan Adamson(Hooker/Clontarf)
John McKee(Hooker/Old Belvedere) - u19
Charlie Ryan(Lock/UCD)
Martin Moloney(Backrow/Old Belvedere)
Ronan Watters(Backrow/St. Marys)
Cormac Foley(Scrumhalf/St. Marys)
Conor Kelly(Outhalf/Clontarf)
David Hawkshaw(Outhalf/Clontarf)
David Ryan(Centre/UCD)
Aaron O'Sullivan(Wing/UCD)
Liam Turner(Wing/DUFC)
Rob Russell(Fullback/DUFC)
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » November 13th, 2018, 10:24 am

notable absentee's from camp:

Josh Wycherley(LH Prop/Munster)
Luke Masters(TH Prop/Munster)
Claytan Milligan(Hooker/Ulster)
Ryan Baird(Lock/Leinster)
Niall Murray(Lock/Connacht)
Scott Penny(Openside/Leinster)
Azur Allison(Backrow/Ulster)
Craig Casey(Scrumhalf/Munster)
Harry Byrne(Outhalf/Leinster)
Ben Healy(Outhalf/Munster)
Evan O'Gorman(Center/Munster)
Sean French(Centre/Munster)
Angus Kernohan(Wing/Ulster)
Conor Hayes(Back Three/Munster)
Conor Phillips(Back Three/Munster)
Jonathan Wren(Back Three/Munster)
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » November 27th, 2018, 12:33 pm

U20's in action over the weekend:


Guiseppe Coyne(Blackrock/DUFC) - started at 1 for DUFC, 1 try.
Thomas Clarkson(Blackrock/DUFC) - bench for DUFC, 1 try.
Harry Noonan(Greystones RFC/Old Wesley) - started at 1 for Old Wesley.(u19)
Darragh Fitzgerald(Rugbaí Corca Dhuibhne RFC/UCC) - bench for UCC.(u19)

Bobby Sheehan(Clongowes/UCD) - started at 2 for UCD.(u19)
Paidi McCarthy(Bantry Bay RFC/UCC) - started at 2 for UCC.(u19)
Declan Adamson(Clontarf RFC/Clontarf) - bench for Clontarf.
John McKee(Campbell/Old Belvedere) - bench for Old Belvedere.(u19)
Travis Coomey(Bandon Grammar/UCC) - bench for UCC.
Sean Molony(Blackrock/UCD) - bench for UCD.
Billy Scannell(PBC/Young Munster) - bench for Young Munster.

Charlie Ryan(Blackrock/UCD) - started at 5 for UCD.
Ryan Baird(St. Michaels/DUFC) - bench for DUFC
Bran Deeney(Wexford RFC/Clontarf) - bench for Clontarf.
Fintan Coleman(Crescent/Young Munster) - bench for Young Munster.

Luke Clohessy(Ardscoil Ris/Shannon) - started at 4 for Shannon.
Martin Moloney(Athy RFC/Old Belvedere) - started at 6 for Old Belvedere.
Scott Penny(St. Michaels/UCD) - started at 7 for Leinster, 1 try.
Ronan Watters(St. Marys/St. Marys) - started at 7 for St. Marys.
John Hodnett(Clonakilty RFC/UCC) - started at 7 for UCC.
David McCann(RBAI/Banbridge) - started at 7 for Banbridge.(u19)
Rueben Pim(Kilkenny/DUFC) - bench for DUFC.


Colm Reilly(Buccaneers) - started at 9.
Niall Armstrong(RBAI/Banbridge) - started at 9 for Banbridge.
Craig Casey(Ardscoil Ris/Shannon) - bench for Shannon, 1 try.
Colin Sisk(CBC/UCC) - bench for UCC.
Shane Murphy(Skerries RFC/UCD) - bench for UCD.(u19)
Graham Curtis(Exile/Malone) - bench for Malone.

David Hawkshaw(Belvedere/Clontarf) - started at 10 for Clontarf, 1 try, 2 con, 1 pen.
Ben Healy(Glenstal/Garryowen) - started at 10 for Garryowen, 2 cons, 6 pens.

Evan O'Gorman(Young Munster RFC/Young Munster) - started at 12, 1 try.
Stewart Moore(Ballymena/Malone) - started at 13.

Back Three

Angus Kernohan(Ballymena/Ballymena) - bench for Ulster.
Ronan Quinn(Glenstal/DUFC) - started at 11.(u19)
Hugo Conway(St. Marys/St. Marys) - started at 11 for St. Marys, 1 try.
Ikem Ugwueru(Ennis RFC/Shannon) - started at 14, 1 try.
Ben McCaughey(Friend's School/Malone) - started at 14, 1 try.(u19)
Jake Flannery(Rockwell/Shannon) - started at 15 for Shannon, 1 try.
Liam Turner(Blackrock/DUFC) - started at 15 for DUFC, 1 try.
Conor Phillips(Crescent/Young Munster) - bench for Young Munster, 1 try.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby dropkick » December 9th, 2018, 9:29 pm ... u19s-match

Full U19 match Vs Australia. Australia won 17 - 5.

Strange match. Ireland with all the possession but Australia were much more clinical. It was a closer match than the scoreline suggests

It was ruined by windy conditions and that suited Australia (imo) who were the bigger side.

There were some good individual performances from Ireland. The front row were very good. Scrums and lineouts were excellent overall except when the sub tighthead Winnett came on.

Kelly in the second row had a good game and Deely was lively when he came on apart from one or two handling errors.

Openside, Booth, was excellent and won numerous penalties at the breakdown. Big No 8, McCann was also very good. Best Ulster back row prospect I've seen in a while.

None of the backs stood out but it was a hard day to be a back.

It was a bad tempered match with both teams screeching in each others' faces when the other side made a mistake.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » December 12th, 2018, 9:19 am

halfbacks were poor.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » December 12th, 2018, 9:22 am

Loosehead - strong depth
Hooker - strong depth
Tighthead - weak depth
Lock - good depth
Backrow - good depth
Scrumhalf - good depth
Outhalf - strong depth
Centre - weak depth
Back Three - good depth
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » December 16th, 2018, 10:22 pm

fixtures over christmas for 20s
v Leinster Development on 21/12 in Donnybrook
v Munster Development in Musgrave
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