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# Ireland U20s

# ireland-u20s-2 - Saturday 22 June, 2019

McNamara's Ireland go to the well one final time against New Zealand

A long season ends with today’s seventh-place playoff at the U20 World Championship.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 21 June, 2019

Flannery starts at out-half as McNamara names Ireland team for New Zealand

The U20 World Championship concludes tomorrow.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Monday 17 June, 2019

Patched-up Ireland bid to complete double over familiar foes England

Noel McNamara’s side contest the fifth-place playoff semi-final at the U20 World Championship tonight.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Leinster's O'Sullivan the latest debutant as Ireland U20 team named

Noel McNamara has made eight changes for Monday’s U20 World Championship playoff game against England.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 14 June, 2019

Ireland lose two more players for remainder of U20 World Championship

Ciaran Booth and David McCann are the latest casualties of a gruelling campaign for Noel McNamara’s side.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Ireland set for England rematch as U20 World Championship reaches playoff stage

Noel McNamara’s side contest their fifth-place playoff semi-final on Monday.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Injury-hit Ireland run out of steam in semi-final points chase

A bonus-point win over Italy is unlikely to be enough for Noel McNamara’s side to advance to the last four of the U20 World Championship.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Monday 10 June, 2019

Ireland's Baird faces anxious disciplinary wait after red card for high tackle U20 World Championship This post contains videos

Ireland's Baird faces anxious disciplinary wait after red card for high tackle

The Leinster second row appears in front of a disciplinary committee in Rosario today.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 24 April, 2019

Ireland U20 winger drops out of Munster academy to return to Wales

James McCarthy had joined the southern province in 2017.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

5 standout stars of Ireland's memorable U20 Grand Slam campaign

Noel McNamara’s squad have a bright future ahead of them.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Grand Slam success only the start for McNamara's band of brothers

Munster prop Josh Wycherley wants the side to push on and challenge at this summer’s U20 World Championship.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Monday 18 March, 2019

'Seeing my mother with tears in her eyes - that's when I realised this is huge'

There were scenes of pure joy in north Wales on Friday night as Ireland U20s wrote their own piece of history.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Kernohan's blistering break the crucial turning point for Ireland U20s in Wales

The Ulster winger conjured a moment of quality out of nothing at a time when Ireland needed a spark to ignite their performance.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 15 March, 2019

'There was never a second in that game they didn’t believe they were going to win'

Noel McNamara heaped praise on the character shown by his players as they came from behind to complete a Grand Slam triumph.

Reilly's sniping score hands McNamara's Ireland memorable Grand Slam win

The replacement scrum-half, promoted to the bench just before kick-off, produced a moment of magic for Ireland in north Wales.

'I take as much joy out of coaching the U13s as I do in coaching these boys'

Noel McNamara has risen through the ranks of school and underage coaching to guide Ireland U20s to a Six Nations title.

'One more time' for Ireland as McNamara's U20s bid for Grand Slam glory

Victory over Wales at Colwyn Bay this evening would see the class of 2019 emulate the feat of the 2007 team.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Size not an issue for Ireland's scrum pillar Clarkson

The tighthead prop has grown into the championship to become a key player for Noel McNamara’s side.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

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Turner not distracted by comparisons as Ireland bid for Grand Slam glory

The outside centre is focused on improving his own game, rather than try and be someone else.

Ireland captain Hawkshaw to miss U20 World Championship after surgery

Noel McNamara also delivered an update on scrum-half Craig Casey and Harry Byrne ahead of Friday’s Grand Slam decider in Wales.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 8 February, 2019

'He wouldn't be the loudest': Leinster's Penny does his talking on the pitch

The flanker led Ireland’s defensive effort against England and will be hoping for more of the same against Scotland tonight.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 7 February, 2019

From GAA roots, Munster's Hodnett keeps the west Cork flag flying

The number eight starts for Ireland U20s against Scotland tomorrow night.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

High-achiever Flannery strikes the right balance between study and rugby

The Tipperary native excelled at fullback for Ireland U20s in their win over England last Friday.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 25 January, 2019

From back row to front row, Connacht's Tierney-Martin enjoying the journey

The Ireland U20s hooker has made huge strides in recent years.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Munster scrum-half Casey ready for big chance after 14-month injury hell

Now in his second year in the province’s academy, Casey hopes to kick on during the U20 Six Nations.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Saturday 19 January, 2019

McNamara excited by addition of Saracens centre to Ireland U20 ranks

Oliver Morris has come through the IRFU’s IQ Rugby programme.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Friday 2 November, 2018

Ireland's fixtures for 2019 U20 and Women's Six Nations announced

Both teams will get their campaigns underway on home soil next February.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Ireland U20 coach McNamara heads to New Zealand on three-month placement

The Clare native will work under Blues-bound Tom Coventry at North Harbour.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Ireland make six changes in bid to avoid U20 World Cup relegation

‘This isn’t a position we imagined we’d be in,’ head coach Noel McNamara says.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

'We had high hopes coming into it and we fell short, so it's very disappointing'

Ireland captain Caelan Doris was left dejected as his side came up just short of beating France in Perpignan.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Tierney no longer involved in U20s set-up as O'Connell remains in assistant coach role

The former Ireland women’s head coach won’t travel with the squad to France next week.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

'I'm coming back a better player': Doris relishing return to big stage after long lay-off

The Leinster back row has put a serious injury behind him to captain Ireland at this summer’s U20 World Championship.

# ireland-u20s-2 - Monday 21 May, 2018

Leinster number eight Doris to captain Ireland at U20 World Championship

Noel McNamara today announced his 28-man squad for the tournament.

# 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.

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