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Six Nations Confirm Postponement Of Irish Womens & U20s Fixtures

Six Nations Rugby have confirmed that the Women and U20 matches between Ireland and France have been postponed due to Covid-19. Earlier this week, the decision was made to postpone the corresponding mens game but a decision on the remaining fixtures between the sides was delayed. Ireland’s U20 side were due to take on France in Stade Aime Giral on …

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U20 Star Mark Hernan Relishing Prospect Of Hit Out With The Seniors

Mark Hernan

It’s been a pretty a successful two-week period for Irish rugby.  The senior men, the Ireland U20s and the women are two from two in their respective Six Nations competitions. For the U20s, they have the most points on the board, with back-to-back bonus-point wins against Scotland and Wales keeping their Six Nations title defence firmly on track after 2019’s …

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From GAA Stock, Andrew Smith Now Making Waves With The Oval Ball

Andrew Smith

In the Smith household, there was a bit of a shock when Andrew decided he wanted to forge a path in rugby.  The Ireland U20 winger, who scored one of Ireland’s six tries in their 38-26 win over Scotland on Friday, is related to former Mayo intercounty footballer Kevin O’Neill and of course, Kevin’s father, Liam, who was on that …

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AIL Plays Pivotal Role In U20s Development – Noel McNamara

Ireland U20s

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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Pathway To The Top A Crucial Motivating Factor For U20 Squad

Ireland U20

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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McNamara Names Ireland U20 Squad For Upcoming Six Nations

Ireland U20 Squad

Head coach Noel McNamara has named his Ireland U20s squad ahead of the beginning of the U20 Six Nations which begins in less than two weeks’ time.  There are seven players included in the squad who were also involved at this age-grade last year during the 2018 Grand Slam triumph and the U20 World Cup in Argentina. Ireland get their …

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Ireland Handed Tough Draw For U20 World Championship

u20 world championships

Ireland have been handed a tough draw in this year’s U20 World Championships in Italy. Noel McNamara’s side have been drawn in Pool A alongside defending champion France, Argentina and last year’s World Rugby U20 Trophy winners Japan. Pool B sees Australia and New Zealand go head-to-head with Wales and Georgia making up the other two teams. England and South …

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Noel McNamara To Remain In His Role As Ireland U20 Head Coach

Ireland U20 Team

Noel McNamara has confirmed that he will remain in his role as head coach of the Ireland U20s. McNamara guided the side to a Grand Slam title earlier this year in impressive fashion. The young Irish outfit went on to finish eighth at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina, however, the side was decimated by injuries throughout. It was …

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English Player Cops Three Month Ban After Biting Ireland U20

cameron redpath

England U20 international, Cameron Redpath, has been handed a three-month ban after admitting to biting Irish hooker, Dylan Tierney-Martin, at the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championships. Ireland faced England on Monday for the second time in the tournament in a fifth-place playoff semi-final where it was England who came out on the right side of a 30-23 result following a …

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Ireland Name Side For England Clash At U20 World Championship

Ireland U20s

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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