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#Ireland U20

# ireland-u20 - Thursday 16 May, 2019

McNamara hails club gems as he backs Ireland U20 to adapt in Argentina

The Grand Slam-winning coach hopes to see another Tullow Tank make his mark in this year’s World Rugby U20 World Championship.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 15 March, 2019

As it happened: Wales U20 v Ireland U20, Grand Slam decider

Noel McNamara’s men went to Wales with the title already in the bag. We followed their bid to complete the clean sweep.

# ireland-u20 - Monday 11 March, 2019

Ireland U20 centre French ready to put home comforts aside and chase Grand Slam

‘I have been playing in this stadium since I was 15 years of age. Musgrave Park is special,’ said the Corkman after a title-winning performance.

# ireland-u20 - Saturday 9 March, 2019

McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam

‘There are very few people in the history of Irish rugby who have managed to win a Grand Slam.’

# ireland-u20 - Friday 8 March, 2019

Ireland crowned U20 Six Nations champions after thrilling shoot-out win over France

Noel McNamara’s men have the title in the bag and can complete the Grand Slam in Wales next week.

# ireland-u20 - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Pro14 and Jared Payne influence fueling Kernohan confidence

The Ulster starlet is growing thanks to a full season with Dan McFarland’s squad and the experience from 11 senior appearances.

# ireland-u20 - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Towering Ryan relishing the 'dirty work' against France

The lock is proving to be an expert line-out caller for Noel McNamara’s side.

# ireland-u20 - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Captain Hawkshaw a doubt for Ireland U20s with Cork crunch match looming

The captain picked up a ‘knock’ in training yesterday and could lead Noel McNamara to run Sean French from the start.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 22 February, 2019

Clinical Ireland U20s take bonus point in Italy to sustain winning run in Six Nations

Shannon scrum-half Craig Casey grabbed two tries to keep Ireland on course for a Grand Slam.

# ireland-u20 - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Basketball and hurling behind Moloney as flies Athy flag in U20 Six Nations

The flanker has revelled in the intensity of the Championship as Ireland have pushed their way top of the table.

# ireland-u20 - Monday 4 February, 2019

'It's about finding a way. They found a way': U20 pack show their teeth to beat England

Noel McNamara’s pack worked brilliantly to lay a platform for the win over England.

# ireland-u20 - Saturday 2 February, 2019

U20 boss McNamara unfazed and unsurprised by superb win over England

The head coach paid credit to his side’s mental toughness as they twice faced 11-point deficits in the first half.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 1 February, 2019

Ireland U20 show attacking intent to grab brilliant bonus point win over England

Noel McNamara’s men had to battle back from 11 down twice before grabbing a superb win.

'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'

Cork plays host to Ireland’s next generation against the might of England tonight.

# ireland-u20 - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Quins 10 Smith and senior international Hill in England U20 team for Cork

Centre Cameron Redpath is also in the Red Rose squad for Friday’s clash against Ireland.

# ireland-u20 - Sunday 27 January, 2019

QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?

Does all recent history blend together for you, or were you with these boys every step of the way?

# ireland-u20 - Friday 18 January, 2019

Hawkshaw captains 40-man Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations

Noel McNamara has just five men returning from last year’s crop for the 2019 campaign.

# ireland-u20 - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Dunleavy hopes to be Donegal rugby trailblazer after exposure on world stage

The blindside wasn’t on the radar of Ireland age grade squads until making his mark in Noel McNamara’s U20s.

# ireland-u20 - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Ireland one match from U20 World Cup relegation after being torn apart by 6-try Scots

Noel McNamara’s men will have to beat either Georgia or Japan to play in this tournament again next summer.

# ireland-u20 - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Ireland overpowered by great Georgian side at U20 World Cup

The defeat leaves Ireland, who also lost all three pool matches last summer, facing a possible relegation from the tournament.

McNamara braced for 'huge test' to salvage a win against improving Georgia

After two pool defeats, Ireland U20 need a win to get into the 5th to 8th place play-offs in France.

# ireland-u20 - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Kerry's Jack Daly set for U20 debut as Ireland bid to end losing run against Georgia

The Munster man is one of six changes to the side who lost to South Africa.

# ireland-u20 - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Young Munster's Hurley among three new caps for Ireland in U20 championship opener

Harry Byrne will steer the team from out-half against France.

# ireland-u20 - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Blow for Ireland U20s as powerful O'Sullivan and O'Toole suffer knee injuries

Munster pair Jack Daly and Bryan O’Connor have been called up ahead of the team’s departure for France this weekend.

# ireland-u20 - 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-u20 - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Ireland not to be written off as they put injury toll behind them

Ireland begin their Junior World Championship campaign tomorrow but as many seven key players will watch it from the sofa.

Kelly ready to lead Ireland U20 without the weight of captaincy on his shoulders

The captain for the Six Nations campaign has been nursing an injury in the lead up to this week’s World Championship.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 26 May, 2017

Munster's U20 star Nash grateful for Conway and Earls' influence as he goes from strength to strength

Munster’s first-choice wings have made an impression on the next generation.

# ireland-u20 - Thursday 18 May, 2017

New coach, new faces as U20s go to Birr hoping to build continuity from Six Nations

Flanker Paul Boyle is the latest to take over captaincy of the age grade side as they head for Georgia.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 5 May, 2017

'We were shocked he didn’t make it' - Ex-Munster man Quinlan shines for Con

The 22-year-old out-half was part of the province’s academy for a year.

# ireland-u20 - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Munster's Foley named for Ireland U20 debut against imposing England

The English have been in ominous form so far in this Six Nations.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 24 February, 2017

Ireland U20s hold out after second-half Six Nations scare against France

Nigel Carolan’s men remain second in the table behind England.

# ireland-u20 - Monday 6 February, 2017

'There's guys there who'll be playing international rugby in a few years'

Ireland U20s head coach Nigel Carolan took plenty of positives from a heartening win in Scotland.

# ireland-u20 - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Three returning players as Leinster's Kelly named Ireland U20 captain

Cillian Gallagher, Johnny McPhillips and John Foley are back from last year.

# ireland-u20 - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Ireland's Max Deegan wins U20 Player of the Tournament award

The Lansdowne number eight scored another try in the final defeat to England.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 24 June, 2016

Leinster academy's Keenan out to top U20 ever-present status with world medal

The UCD man has had to work hard to pave a way into the Leinster set-up.

# ireland-u20 - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'We believed' - Ireland U20s' journey to the World Championship final in their words

Nigel Carolan’s players and coaches chart their progress into a first-ever U20 final.

Munster centre Daly destined for academy after World Championship final

The Cork Con midfielder has shone for Nigel Carolan’s side in Manchester.

# ireland-u20 - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Analysis: Intelligent Ireland U20s dominant on way to World Championship final

Murray Kinsella examines the brilliant win against Argentina in the semi-final.

# ireland-u20 - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

As it happened: Ireland v Georgia, World Rugby U20 Championship

We went minute-by-minute as Nigel Carolan’s men looked to cap a terrific pool stage with a third win.

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