The42 uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 24 March, 2018

# Ireland U20s

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 9 March, 2018

Bandon born and bred, French making quick progress after switch from back to front

The prop makes his first start of Ireland’s U20 Six Nations campaign against Scotland this evening.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

High-achieving Dunne happy to combine theoretical physics and rugby

The second row received a scholarship from Trinity College and is one of 36 students in the country to be part of the prestigious Naughton Foundation.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'A team like Munster coming in for me, I was a bit star-struck really'

Welsh-born James McCarthy was recruited by the Munster academy of the start of the season and has made a big impression already for Ireland U20s.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Noel McNamara's Ireland handed tough World U20 Championship pool draw

They’ll face hosts France in the campaign opener.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Saturday 10 February, 2018

5 players who stood out in Ireland's narrow win over Italy

There were several strong individual performances, even if collectively there is a lot of work to do for Noel McNamara’s side.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'You can see every step, it's a massive help': Ireland 10 wants to follow brother's footsteps

As Ross Byrne lines out for Leinster on Friday, his younger brother Harry will be in action for Ireland U20s.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Munster's O'Sullivan maintains a family tradition as he looks to seize his chance in green

A first cousin of Niall and Rory Scannell, the powerful number eight wants to make a big impression for Ireland U20s.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'It’s a learning experience and the challenge now is to get things right this week'

It’s a big week for the Ireland U20s as they look to get their Six Nations campaign back on track.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Monday 22 January, 2018

Ireland name 32-man squad for U20 Six Nations

It features 11 players already capped at the age grade.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Cruel blow for Ireland U20s star Doris as he's ruled out of Six Nations

Noel McNamara is set to name his squad for the championship towards the end of this month.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Ireland win U20 playoff - but you need to see this solo try by Georgia's scrum-half Wheelz This post contains videos

Ireland win U20 playoff - but you need to see this solo try by Georgia's scrum-half

Peter Malone’s side finish a disappointing World U20 Championship in ninth place.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Monday 12 June, 2017

Injury-ravaged Ireland make 13 changes for U20 World Championship play-off

After three pool defeats, Ireland contest the ninth place semi-final tomorrow.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Ireland no match for sensational All Blacks as Malone's men slip to big defeat

It will take something special to stop this New Zealand side as they advanced to the semis in style.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, U20 World Championships

Could Ireland repeat last year’s heroics and defeat the All Blacks? We followed all the action from Kutaisi.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Second successive defeat leaves Ireland bottom of U20 World Championship pool

Peter Malone’s side were edged out by Scotland this morning.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, U20 Rugby World Championships

Peter Malone’s side needed a win after losing their first game of the tournament.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Ireland must learn lessons from damaging defeat after Italy performance 'not good enough'

Peter Malone’s side have work to do ahead of Sunday’s clash with Scotland.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Six new caps named in Ireland squad for this summer's U20 World Championships

Ireland are missing several key players for the tournament in Georgia.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Ulster's Rob Lyttle and Munster out-half Bill Johnston boost Ireland U20s for French test

Nigel Carolan has been forced to make a number of changes for this Friday.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Ireland U20 team named for Six Nations opener with Scotland

Just two previously capped players make the starting XV.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Nucifora: Ireland's performance at World U20 Championship a huge boost

The IRFU performance director flew from South Africa to Manchester for Monday’s semi-final.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Monday 20 June, 2016

Carolan believes his young guns can make history and lift world crown

‘We needed to be good and I thought we were superb.’

# ireland-u20s-2 - Monday 13 June, 2016

Ireland U20s fronted up to the haka in a unique way on Saturday - and it clearly worked

“It was that green wall that they were going to experience for the 80 minutes.”

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 17 March, 2016

'Playing for Connacht shouldn't be a reason why you can't play for Ireland'

Cillian Gallagher takes heart from seeing five of his fellow Connacht men wear the green of Ireland.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Ireland U20s forced into late scrum-half change but Ulster wing returns for Italy clash

Jacob Stockdale is available after featuring for the province in the Pro12.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Saturday 13 February, 2016

'At some stage we have to start doing, rather than just trying to learn all the time'

Nigel Carolan frank as Ireland U20s fall to a second successive defeat.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Carolan freshens things up as Ireland U20s get set for France

Dan Walsh will win his first cap on Friday night.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Ireland U20s dig deep to end World Championship campaign on a winning note

Nigel Carolan’s side finish seventh in Italy.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Ireland U20s shuffle the pack as they seek Welsh revenge at World Championships

The Wolfpuppies are in action tomorrow evening.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 13 March, 2015

Ireland's U20s were slayed by a moment of magic in Wales tonight

It’s all over bar the shouting for Nigel Carolan’s men.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 27 June, 2014

Connacht veteran Swift eager to dole out 'hard lessons' to Ireland U20 heroes

The likes of Sean O’Brien, Peter Robb, Rory Moloney and Ciaran Gaffney will be pressing for senior squad inclusion next season.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Alex Wootton: Plucked from Northampton, thriving at Munster, targeting England

The Ireland U20s winger has hit the ground running since forcing his way into the Junior World Championship reckoning.

'Every single player in this squad believes we can win JWC' - Ross Molony

The Leinster second row believes his team can defeat England in their Sunday semi final.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 13 June, 2014

Cian Kelleher confident Ireland U20s can topple England to reach JWC final

The Leinster fullback has been one of a number of Irish players to impress in New Zealand.

Ireland U20s make three changes for JWC semi-final with England

“Nothing less than our ‘A’ game will do,” said Wolfpuppies head coach Mike Ruddock.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Peadar Timmins: Ireland can't afford another flop against aggressive Welsh

The 20-year-old is confident his U20 teammates can right the wrong of a Six Nations lost to the Welsh.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Beating France could propel Ireland U20s to Junior World Championship - Ruddock

The Wolfpuppies coach is plotting revenge for a narrow Six Nations defeat.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Mike Ruddock: 'We're not flying halfway around the world to make up the numbers'

The Ireland U20s coach spoke to us about trial matches, job offers and keeping in touch with Paddy Jackson.

Surgery can wait as Sean O'Brien targets World Cup success

The Connacht lock will lead Mike Ruddock’s squad during next month’s tournament in New Zealand.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Monday 28 April, 2014

8 new faces in Ireland U20 squad for 2014 Junior World Championship

Coach Mike Ruddock has selected four players that featured in last year’s JWC, including captain Sean O’Brien.

1 2