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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 To Face England Again In World Rugby U20 Championship Playoff

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Noel McNamara’s Ireland charges will face England on Monday in the fifth-place playoff semi-final at the 2019 World Rugby U20 Championships after France secured the best runners-up spot. Ireland were in contention for a semi-final berth following their bonus-point win over Italy on Wednesday, however, a heavy defeat on Saturday against Australia ultimately cost them in the end. Hosts, Argentina, …

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Heroic 14-Man Ireland Fall Short Against Six-Try Australia

Australia 45 Ireland 17 Ireland played out a tense and physical battle with Australia in the World Rugby U20 Championships in Santa Fe but fell short with 14 men against the Junior Wallabies. It could have been very different for Noel McNamara’s side who Ryan Baird sent-off after 15 minutes and had Australia under pressure for 45 minutes before heading …

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Ireland Name Side For U20 World Cup Showdown With Australia

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Ireland U20s head coach Noel McNamara has named his side to take on Australia in the second pool match of the World Rugby U20 Championships in Santa Fe, Argentina.  Ireland got their campaign off to a perfect start by securing a bonus-point 42-26 victory over England on Tuesday. Like Ireland, Australia also opened their campaign with a victory as they …

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“My Grandmother Heard I Was Warming Up & Forced Her Way Into Thomond”

Craig Casey

Craig Casey’s Munster debut wasn’t entirely conventional.  The Limerick native has enjoyed somewhat of a meteoric rise since he first made a name for himself in the Munster Schools Senior Cup before joining Munster’s Academy almost two years ago. Progression into the Ireland U20s set-up soon followed but injury hampered Casey’s season in 2018. He returned this year with a …

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Ireland Come From Behind To Secure First Grand Slam Since 2007

Ireland U20 Grand Slam

Wales U20 17 Ireland U20 26 Ireland secured a first U20 Six Nations Grand Slam since 2007 as they came out on top of a see-saw battle with Wales in Colwyn Bay. Wales dominated the opening minutes of the game through a series of lineout mauls deep in Ireland’s 22 and although Noel McNamara’s side repelled many of these attacks, …

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