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Ulster Pair Recalled As Ireland Make Four Changes For England Clash

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Noel McNamara has made four changes to his Ireland starting XV as the U20s travel to Franklin’s Garden for Friday’s Six Nations clash with England.  Having performed excellently against Scotland in the opening round, Ulster pair Hayden Hyde and Ethan McIlroy, unfortunately, fell ill prior to Ireland’s comfortable defeat of Wales in round two. However, both have been recalled to …

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First Half Blitz Sees Ireland As Comfortable Winners Over Wales

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Ireland U20 36 – 22 Wales U20 Sean McMahon reporting from Musgrave Park. A week on, Ireland were back out under Friday Night Lights at Musgrave Park in Cork as they looked to back up their opening-round victory over Scotland. Their opponents on this occasion were Wales, a team smarting from their defeat to Italy in Colwyn Bay last weekend. …

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AIL Plays Pivotal Role In U20s Development – Noel McNamara

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Noel McNamara believes the AIL plays a vital and crucial role in the development of young players in this country.  The Ireland U20 head coach was speaking in the aftermath of Ireland’s excellent 38-26 victory over Scotland at Musgrave Park in Cork on Friday night and he highlighted how almost every single one of this year’s squad have been playing …

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Ireland Name Team For U20 Six Nations Opener

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Ireland have named their side for their clash with Scotland in the first round of the U20 Six Nations at Irish Independent Park in Cork on Friday night (KO 7.15 pm).  Noel McNamara’s side will be looking to get their campaign off to the best possible start as they look to defend their title after Ireland secured the Grand Slam …

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Pathway To The Top A Crucial Motivating Factor For U20 Squad

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Ireland U20s head coach Noel McNamara believes that the U20 age-grade is an ideal platform for players to grow and develop into senior players.  And it’s difficult to argue with when you consider the rise of some of last year’s Grand Slam-winning contingent. Azur Allison (Ulster), Ryan Baird (Leinster), Michael Milne (Leinster), Niall Murray (Connacht), Scott Penny (Leinster), Harry Byrne …

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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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