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Ireland Rue Horrible Opening 20 Minutes In Defeat To Baby Blacks

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New Zealand U20 – 40 Ireland U20 – 17 Ireland rounded off their 2019 World Rugby U20 Championships with defeat to New Zealand in their seventh-place playoff encounter after a horrible opening 20 minutes that saw Noel McNamara’s side give the Baby Blacks a four-try lead. Ireland showed great heart to battle back and make a game of it midway …

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Ireland Name Side For England Clash At U20 World Championship

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Ireland U20s head coach Noel McNamara has announced his starting XV which will take on England (KO 7:30 pm) in the 5th place semi-final at the World Rugby U20 Championships on Monday.  Ireland, who have suffered from an extensive injury list throughout this campaign, will meet England for the third time this season having defeated them already in the pool …

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Ireland Name Side For Clash With Italy At U20 World Championship

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Ireland U20 head coach Noel McNamara has named his starting XV for Wednesday’s final pool match at the World Rugby U20 Championship.  Ireland will take on Italy (KO 2.30 pm) in the knowledge that there is still a mathematical possibility that they can reach the semi-finals. Ireland have been plagued by injuries throughout the campaign and McNamara has made a …

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Ireland Squad Announced For U20 World Cup

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Ireland U20 head coach Noel McNamara has announced his extended 33-man squad for the upcoming 2019 World Rugby U20 World Championships which take place from the 4th – 22nd of June in Argentina.  Ireland are riding the crest of a wave at the moment after securing a historic Six Nations Grand Slam earlier this year. They face a tough group, …

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Ireland Are Six Nations Champions After Superb Win Over France

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Ireland U20s 31 – 29 France U20s  Ireland are just 80 minutes away from securing a historic Grand Slam as they produced a brave performance to beat a much-fancied French side 31-29 at Irish Independent Park in Cork. Tonight’s win has already secured the championship for Ireland and a Grand Slam will come with it if they can beat Wales …

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Three Surgeries In 14 Months But Casey Puts Injury Hell In The Past

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Craig Casey is looking to put 14 months of an injury nightmare behind him as prepares for the upcoming U20 Six Nations with Ireland.  Limerickman Casey’s career had been developing nicely. He captained his school Ard Scoil Rís to the semi-finals of the 2017 Munster Senior Schools Cup while also representing Munster and Ireland at U18 level. He secured a …

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Ireland Announce 40-Man Squad For U20 Six Nations

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Ireland U20 head coach Noel McNamara has announced a 40-man squad ahead of the 2019 U20 Six Nations which kicks off in just over two week’s time.  After a disappointing 2018, which saw Ireland perform below expectation in both the 2018 Six Nations and the Junior World Cup, there is confidence that the next crop of emerging talent can have …

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Opinion: Irish Rugby Is On The Right Track But There Are Still Improvements To Be Made

With the national and provincial season complete, the timing is right to investigate and delve into the movements the IRFU have been making for both province and country this season. This is alongside new plans which have been put in place for elite player development, provincial and club game investment plus the growth of an ever-improving Sevens programme. While all …

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Twitter Reacts to Ireland U20s Stunning Semi Final Win Over Argentina

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Stephen Keirns of Ireland (C) clears the ball during the World Rugby U20 Championship Semi Final between Ireland and Argentina at The Academy Stadium on June 20, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Ireland U20s, having taken the scalp of World Champions New Zealand and Grand Slam winners Wales, added the the Argentines to their list of vanquished enemies this afternoon. The ‘Wolfpuppies’ were in typically devastating form, as it took just 8 minutes for Jacob Stockdale to cross for the first try, which was expertly converted by out-half Johnny McPhillips. Such a …

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