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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 10th, 2019, 4:47 pm

If I had to guess the 32-man squad will look something like:

LH Prop
Michael Milne(Leinster)
Giuseppe Coyne(Leinster)
Josh Wycherley(Munster)

TH Prop
Tom Clarkson(Leinster) - u19
Ryan Lomas(Connacht)

Hooker
Dylan Tierney(Connacht)
Billy Scannell(Munster)
John McKee(Leinster) - u19

Lock
Charlie Ryan(Leinster)
Ryan Baird(Leinster)
JJ McKee(Ulster)
Brian Deeny(Leinster)

Backrow
Niall Murray(Connacht)
Luke Clohessy(Munster)
John Hodnett(Munster)
David McCann(Ulster) - u19
Martin Moloney(Leinster)
Ronan Watters(Leinster)

Scrumhalf
Colm Reilly(Connacht)
Craig Casey(Munster)

Outhalf
Harry Byrne(Leinster)
Ben Healy(Munster)

Centre
Sean French(Munster)
Stewart Moore(Ulster)
David Hawkshaw(Leinster)
David Ryan(Leinster)

Back Three
Jonathan Wren(Munster)
Liam Turner(Leinster)
James McCarthy(Munster)
Iwan Hughes(Ulster)
Conor Hayes(Munster)
Jake Flannery(Munster)
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby TrapperChamonix » January 10th, 2019, 5:46 pm

Is Penny an oversight from your list? Or do you believe that they will prioritise Leinster senior team over the Ireland U20's?
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 10th, 2019, 6:36 pm

TrapperChamonix wrote:Is Penny an oversight from your list? Or do you believe that they will prioritise Leinster senior team over the Ireland U20's?


will be with Leinster for 6 nations afaik
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby ronk » January 10th, 2019, 11:21 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
TrapperChamonix wrote:Is Penny an oversight from your list? Or do you believe that they will prioritise Leinster senior team over the Ireland U20's?


will be with Leinster for 6 nations afaik


I agree, but maybe only for some of the tournament.

Leinster have 5 opensides- SOB and Connors injured. Leavy and VDF will be on international duty if fit. Penny is the other.

Ruddock is good there but might not be around. For some weeks anyway.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby sunshiner1 » January 11th, 2019, 6:38 am

It's good to see more Connacht and Ulster representation coming through. It was embarassing some seasons there was so few players getting picked.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 15th, 2019, 2:12 pm

sunshiner1 wrote:It's good to see more Connacht and Ulster representation coming through. It was embarassing some seasons there was so few players getting picked.


not sure there is much more this season..

Munster have a strong age group, Ulster are stronger at u19 and u18.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 17th, 2019, 10:58 am

squad being announced tomorrow apparently, although i'd imagine next monday being more likely.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 18th, 2019, 12:22 pm

40-Squad named, David Hawkshaw is captain, Charlie Ryan and Craig Casey named vice-captains.

LH Prop

Michael Milne(Roscrea/UCD)
Josh Whycerely(Roscrea/Young Munster)
Guiseppe Coyne(Blackrock/DUFC)

TH Prop
Thomas Clarkson(Blackrock/DUFC) - u19
Ryan Lomas(Roscrea/Galwegians)
Luke Masters(CBC/Shannon)

Hooker
Dylan Tierney(Corinthians)
Billy Scannell(PBC/Young Munster)
John McKee(Campbell/Old Belvedere) - u19

Lock
Charlie Ryan(Blackrock/UCD)
Ryan Baird(St. Michaels/DUFC)
JJ McKee(Antrim/Ballymena)
Brian Deeny(Wexford/Clontarf) - u19
Paddy Kelly(St. Munchins/Young Munster) - u19

Backrow
Scott Penny(St. Michaels/UCD)
Martin Moloney(Athy/Old Belvedere)
John Hodnett(Clonakilty/UCC)
Azur Allison(Ballymena/Ballymena)
Niall Murray(Buccaneers)
David McCann(RBAI/Banbridge) - u19
Ronan Watters(St. Marys/St. Marys)

Scrumhalf
Craig Casey(Ard Scoil Ris/Shannon)
Colm Reilly(Buccaneers)
Cormac Foley(St. Gerards/St. Marys)

Outhalf
Harry Byrne(St. Michaels/Lansdowne)
Ben Healy(Glenstal/Garryowen)
Bruce Houston(Ballymena/Ballymena)

Centre
Sean French(PBC/Cork Con)
David Hawkshaw(Belvedere/Clontarf)
Stewart Moore(Ballymena/Malone)
Oli Morris(Exile)

Wing
Iwan Hughes(Exile/Ballynahinch)
James McCarthy(Exile/UL Bohs)
Angus Kernohen(Ballymena/Ballymena)
Aaron O'Sullivan(Exile/)
Liam Turner(Blackrock/DUFC)
Jonathan Wren(PBC/Cork Con)
Conor Phillips(Crescent/Young Munster)
Jake Flannery(Rockwell/Shannon)
Rob Russell(St. Michaels/DUFC)
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby TrapperChamonix » January 18th, 2019, 12:30 pm

Kernohen & Penny have both played senior (provincial) rugby, any others?

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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby D4surfer » January 18th, 2019, 12:41 pm

16 Leinster
12 Munster
7 Ulster
4 Connacht
1 Exile
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 18th, 2019, 12:57 pm

TrapperChamonix wrote:Kernohen & Penny have both played senior (provincial) rugby, any others?



Nope.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby TrapperChamonix » January 18th, 2019, 3:06 pm

MI care to hazard a guess at the starting team?
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 18th, 2019, 3:29 pm

TrapperChamonix wrote:MI care to hazard a guess at the starting team?


1. Michael Milne
2. Dylan Tierney
3. Thomas Clarkson
4. Ryan Baird
5. Charlie Ryan
6. Niall Murray
7. Scott Penny
8. John Hodnett
9. Craig Casey
10. Harry Byrne
11. Liam Turner
12. David Hawkshaw
13. Sean French
14. Jonathan Wren
15. Jake Flannery
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 21st, 2019, 12:58 pm

Irish under-20's in AIL action this weekend:

Prop

Guiseppe Coyne(Blackrock/DUFC) - started at 1, 1 try.

Hooker
John McKee(Campbell/Old Belvedere) - bench.

Lock
Ryan Baird(St. Michaels/DUFC) - bench, 1 try.
Brian Deeny(Wexford/Clontarf) - bench.
JJ McKee(Antrim GS/Ballymena) - started at 5.

Scrumhalf
Cormac Foley(St. Gerards/St. Marys) - bench.

Fullback
Sean French(PBC/Cork Con) - started at 15.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby dropkick » January 21st, 2019, 9:49 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
TrapperChamonix wrote:Kernohen & Penny have both played senior (provincial) rugby, any others?



Nope.



I think England and Wales have a good few with senior experience.


Apparently England are strong this year so maybe playing them first might catch them cold.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby TrapperChamonix » January 22nd, 2019, 10:32 am

dropkick wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:
TrapperChamonix wrote:Kernohen & Penny have both played senior (provincial) rugby, any others?



Nope.



I think England and Wales have a good few with senior experience.


Apparently England are strong this year so maybe playing them first might catch them cold.


Are they not always strong? Or at the very least BIG!
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 22nd, 2019, 2:14 pm

Yeah they are always big and strong, this age group looks especially strong though.

Marcus Smith at 10, Cameron Redpath at 12, Ollie Lawrence on the wing, Joel Kpoku at lock and Ted Hill in the backrow are 5 to watch out for.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby sunshiner1 » January 23rd, 2019, 2:42 am

Anyone see Stewart Moore(Ballymena/Malone) play before? Was chatting to an Ulster lad who considers him the second coming which is impressive when you consider the players Ulster have brought through their academy before.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 23rd, 2019, 9:08 am

sunshiner1 wrote:Anyone see Stewart Moore(Ballymena/Malone) play before? Was chatting to an Ulster lad who considers him the second coming which is impressive when you consider the players Ulster have brought through their academy before.


has a very big reputation, apparently has an injury and is unlikely to feature.
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Re: Ireland u20 2018-2019

Postby mildlyinterested » January 23rd, 2019, 9:09 am

Ireland under-20's

Loosehead Prop

Michael Milne(Birr RFC-Roscrea/UCD)
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Josh Wycherley(Bantry Bay RFC-Roscrea/Young Munster)
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Gusieppe Coyne(Blackrock/DUFC)
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Milne will be the early favourite to be first choice at this position after struggling to re-adjust to tighthead post celtic cup. Wycherley was a late addition to the Munster academy and while not the carrier than Milne is, he shouldn't be much of a downgrade in quality around the field. Coyne will hope to take his chance if given it, had been dominant for Trinity 20's early in the season and not starts regularly for their 1sts in the AIL.

Tighthead Prop

Thomas Clarkson(Blackrock/DUFC) - u19
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Ryan Lomas(Roscrea/Galwegians)
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Luke Masters(CBC Cork/Shannon)
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Clarkson will be the early favourite for the England game here, despite being eligible again next season. Who will be his primary backup is interesting, Lomas is probably the best bet although his disciplinary record isn't very good, Masters has missed most of the season with an injury but was highly rated at u18 and u19 level.

Hooker

Dylan Tierney(Corinthians)
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Billy Scannell(PBC/Young Munster)
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John McKee(Campbell/Old Belvedere) - u19
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Tierney was capped last season so will likely start the first game, the converted backrow will hope to hold off Scannell, who is highly rated. McKee captained Ireland u19 in the season and will likely have to wait his turn for a chance in the 6 nations.
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