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#Ireland U20s

# ireland-u20s - Monday 27 April, 2015

Some of the best young backs in the world will be in the Ireland team at the U20 World Cup

Head coach Nigel Carolan has selected a strong squad for the tournament in Italy.

# ireland-u20s - Saturday 21 March, 2015

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s’ defeat to Scotland last night

Stephen Fitzgerald was the pick of the Ireland team on a disappointing evening.

# ireland-u20s - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Two Connacht prospects have been brought into the Ireland U20s team for Wales

Wing Ciaran Gaffney returns from injury for Nigel Carolan’s side, while Cian Romaine also starts.

# ireland-u20s - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Ireland U20 prospect Loughman eager to deliver ball to talented backline

The former Athy, Árdscoil na Tríonóide and Blackrock man is enjoying his first U20 Six Nations.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 27 February, 2015

Disappointing Donnybrook evening for Ireland U20s as England victorious

Nigel Carolan’s men lost for the first time in the 2015 Six Nations.

Ireland’s scintillating young guns can’t wait to get England onto the 3G Donnybrook pitch

Ireland U20 captain Nick McCarthy is confident that his side can continue their breathtaking attacking play.

# ireland-u20s - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

‘Joe Schmidt is a teacher and he’s very, very good at what he does’

Ireland U20s scrum coach John Fogarty tells us about his post-playing journey so far.

# ireland-u20s - Monday 23 February, 2015

‘I kind of ran away from it initially’ – Fogarty fronts up on concussion issue

The former Leinster hooker says players are ‘never going to want to come off’ after knocks to the head.

# ireland-u20s - Sunday 15 February, 2015

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s thrilling victory over France

Two products of the Exiles system did damage to the French, while Ireland’s out-half was exceptional.

# ireland-u20s - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Impressive out-half Ross Byrne thriving on Ireland U20s’ freedom to play

Impressive out-half Ross Byrne thriving on Ireland U20s’ freedom to play

The UCD playmaker was man of the match in yesterday’s win against France.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 13 February, 2015

Thrilling Ireland U20s show potential with superb four-try win over France

Nigel Carolan’s side impressed in attack as man of the match Ross Byrne directed the show.

# ireland-u20s - Saturday 7 February, 2015

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s dominant win over Italy

Nigel Carolan’s men made a strong start to their Six Nations campaign in Biella.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 6 February, 2015

Ireland U20s off to impressive Six Nations start with seven-try win in Italy

Nigel Carolan’s men mastered the testing conditions in Biella to outclass the home side.

# ireland-u20s - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Ringrose and seven others return for Ireland U20s Six Nations squad

Head coach Nigel Carolan has named an exciting squad, with the backline looking especially promising.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 10 October, 2014

Connacht’s Carolan appointed Ireland U20s coach after Ruddock steps down

The Grand Slam-winning Welshman plans to focus his full attention on his job with Lansdowne.

# ireland-u20s - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Ireland U20s prop Coulson joins Grenoble’s growing Irish legion

The loosehead won a Leinster Schools Senior Cup with St. Michael’s in 2012.

# ireland-u20s - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Ireland’s Ringrose among nominees for IRB Junior Player of the Year 13

Ireland’s Ringrose among nominees for IRB Junior Player of the Year

The 19-year-old centre has impressed at the Junior World Championships in New Zealand.

# ireland-u20s - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Ireland U20s well beaten as powerful England advance to JWC final

Mike Ruddock’s men conceded five tries and now face a 3rd/4th place play-off against South Africa or New Zealand.

# ireland-u20s - 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.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 13 June, 2014

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 - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Ireland U20s to face England in semi-finals of the JWC

Jack O’Donoghue will lead his side out against the English on Sunday in Auckland.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 6 June, 2014

Byrne, O’Donoghue, Ringrose and Taggart stand out for Ireland U20s

With Ireland now set up to compete for a JWC semi-final spot, we look at those who excelled against Wales.

# ireland-u20s - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Ireland U20 international Jack O’Donoghue focused on constant improvement

The powerful Munster academy back row has been working hard to increase his breakdown skills.

# ireland-u20s - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Two changes for Ireland U20s as captain Dan Leavy’s Six Nations ends

The Leinster flanker is struggling with a shoulder injury and will miss the remaining two games.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 7 February, 2014

5 Under 20s that impressed in Wales’ whitewash over Ireland

The Welsh pack gobbled up their Irish counterparts on a windy night in Athlone.

# ireland-u20s - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Ireland U20s make one change ahead of Wales clash

Cian Kelleher comes in on the right wing, while there are three personnel switches on the bench.

# ireland-u20s - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Ireland U20s beat Australia at Junior World Cup

Mike Ruddock’s team secured a hugely impressive win in France today.

# ireland-u20s - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Ireland U20s endure narrow loss to Wales in Six Nations opener

Tries from Luke McGrath and Tom Daly were not enough to earn Mike Ruddock’s men a win at Colwyn Bay last night.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 15 June, 2012

Ruddock rings changes for Ireland U20s clash

There are several changes to the side, as they prepare for the 5th place play-off semi-final.

# ireland-u20s - Monday 11 June, 2012

Ready to go: Ireland U20s name side to face Italy

A number of new faces have been introduced following the side’s disappointing loss to England.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 8 June, 2012

Unlucky Ireland U20s endure late England loss

A penalty try in the dying minutes of the game ensured Mike Ruddock’s side could not repeat their recent heroics.

Irish U20s hope to continue World Championship form

The Ireland U20s will attempt to make it two wins out of two when they lock horns with Six Nations rivals England in Stellenbosch this evening.

# ireland-u20s - Friday 16 March, 2012

England U20s dash hopes of Irish Grand Slam

Mike Ruddock’s side endured a disappointing 20-9 loss tonight, as England won the Six Nations Championship.

# ireland-u20s - Sunday 26 June, 2011

The sports week in pictures… Say Cheese This post contains images

The sports week in pictures…

Rain at SW19, championship action and gold in Turkey – here’s how the last week looked through a lens.

# ireland-u20s - Monday 20 June, 2011

Defeat of Scottish lands semi-final place for Ireland U20s

Ireland beat Scotland 30-13 to record their first victory of the tournament.