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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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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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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

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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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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 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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Ireland U-20’s Name Starting XV For England Game Tomorrow

Ireland have named the team that will face off against England in tomorrow’s World Rugby U20’s Championships. Noel McNamara’s men will look to kick off their World Rugby U-20 championship with a win in their opening fixture against neighbours England. The tournament will take place in Argentina between June 4 and 22 and the Irish have been drawn in Pool …

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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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