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#Ireland U20

# ireland-u20 - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Another title within reach for McNamara's magnificent U20s

Triple Crown last night, Ireland U20s can add the Championship and Grand Slam if they sustain their winning run.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 21 February, 2020

Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win

Noel McNamara’s were in sublime form as they scored six tries in Northampton.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 7 February, 2020

Speedster Smith and Ireland U20 ready to move through the gears against Wales

After scoring six tries on opening night, Ireland are keen to deliver a sustained threat through the 80 minutes.

# ireland-u20 - Monday 3 February, 2020

AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more

“Without it, the 20s would be in serious strife”

# ireland-u20 - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'I'd look at Tadhg Beirne and think, 'There's someone I'd love to replicate''

Former Munster scrum-half John Poland is now with the New England Free Jacks in the US.

McNamara eyes areas Crowley can 'tighten up' after show-stopping try

The out-half’s try was a ‘killer’ for Scotland on the stroke of half-time.

# ireland-u20 - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Ulsterman McCann ready to lead Ireland U20 with a little help from his friends

The 19-year-old carries experience of last year’s Grand Slam and World Cup campaign in among a new crop of talent.

# ireland-u20 - Monday 20 January, 2020

Ulster's McCann named captain as McNamara unveils 37-strong Ireland U20 squad

Leinster prop Tom Clarkson will be vice-captain and one of seven men who helped seal a Grand Slam last year.

# ireland-u20 - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Brilliant and bloody-minded U20s deliver wealth of promise

Noel McNamara’s men were more than boys of summer.

# ireland-u20 - Saturday 22 June, 2019

Early black-out proves costly as Ireland U20 fall to New Zealand U20 World Cup This post contains videos

Early black-out proves costly as Ireland U20 fall to New Zealand

Ryan Baird’s try was the stand-out moment as Ireland had to battle from 26 down against New Zealand.

# ireland-u20 - Thursday 20 June, 2019

England U20 centre given six-week ban for biting Ireland's Dylan Tierney-Martin

Meanwhile, New Zealand will be without one hard-hitting back row for Saturday’s clash with Ireland.

# ireland-u20 - Monday 17 June, 2019

Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England Never Say Die This post contains videos

Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England

New Zealand await Ireland after a last-gasp try swung the match England’s way.

# ireland-u20 - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Ireland U20s patched up and pushing for semi-final place

A big bonus point win over Italy would keep semi-final hopes alive, but the Azzurrini will not be easily swatted aside.

# ireland-u20 - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Hodnett and Moore fly home as Baird gets back in much-changed Ireland U20 side to face Italy

Liam Turner captains a depleted Ireland side as they aim to give themselves a chance at reaching the World Cup semi-finals.

Boost for Ireland as Baird free to face Italy in U20 World Championship showdown

The Leinster second row appeared before a disciplinary committee yesterday after seeing red for a high tackle.

# ireland-u20 - Saturday 8 June, 2019

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

We’re going minute-by-minute as Ireland aim to build on their brilliant opening day win over England.

Impressive Australia offer Ireland U20 another chance to flex

Both sides have retained most of their starters after excellent wins on day one.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 7 June, 2019

Sean French ruled out of rest of U20 World Cup as Ireland hold firm for Australia clash

Fullback Iwan Hughes will also head for home as Leinster duo Max O’Reilly and Aaron O’Sullivan are called to Argentina.

# ireland-u20 - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Flying Fijians, excellent England and the best tries from the U20 World Cup Young Guns This post contains videos

Flying Fijians, excellent England and the best tries from the U20 World Cup

There were no shortage of tries to pick from in the opening round of the U20 Championship.

# ireland-u20 - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Hodnett shines as Ireland U20 again show off invaluable flexibility

Noel McNamara’s men continually find a way to tilt ties in their direction.

Ireland hit England for six to grab sensational victory in U20 World Cup opener

David McCann, Jake Flannery, Stewart Moore, Ben Healy and John Hodnett all crossed as Ireland secured another impressive win over England.

Louth native McDonald helps Australia U20s to thumping win over Italy U20 World Cup This post contains videos

Louth native McDonald helps Australia U20s to thumping win over Italy

The Western Australia scrum-half will face the country of his birth next up on Saturday.

'Eight as one': Ireland pack braced for U20 World Cup opener against England

Noel McNamara’s men have left the Grand Slam behind them as they travelled to Argentina.

# ireland-u20 - Monday 3 June, 2019

Academy trio set for Ireland U20 debuts in World Championship opener against England

Noel McNamara’s side will play their first Pool B game on Tuesday.

Moore ready to make a mark for Ireland U20 after concussion kept him out of Six Nations

The Ulster talent is aiming to make sure there is a seamless transition in the centre for Ireland.

# ireland-u20 - Friday 31 May, 2019

Early starts, dark arts and McNamara's long winter: Ireland U20s ready for England

Victory over England was the first giant step towards the U20 Grand Slam, but momentum will have to be built all over again.

# ireland-u20 - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Moloney absence adds to Ireland U20 injury woes as they head for Argentina

Noel McNamara’s men travel to the U20 World Cup without two more of the Grand Slam-winning squad.

# 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.

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