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#U20 Six Nations

# u20-six-nations - Friday 21 February, 2020

Ulster flyer McIlroy soaking lessons, not tackles as U20s face up to England

The winger says his brush with senior rugby was a ‘surprise’,but it didn’t appear to take him aback.

# u20-six-nations - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Cork Con's Crowley starts at 10 as Ireland U20s begin Grand Slam defence

Noel McNamara has picked five of last year’s crop to start this year’s Six Nations, all in the pack.

# u20-six-nations - Saturday 25 January, 2020

U20 lock Ahern grateful for Holland influence aiding his rapid rise

The vastly experienced Munster lock is an invaluable source of information for the Waterford man.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Trevor Brennan's son Joshua named in France U20s Six Nations squad

Head coach Philippe Boher has made his selection for the opening ties against England and Italy.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - Friday 15 March, 2019

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.

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.

# u20-six-nations - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Byrne returns at out-half for Ireland U20 side bidding for Grand Slam glory

Noel McNamara has named his side for Friday night’s showdown with Wales in Colwyn Bay.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Ex-Roscommon minor Murray intent on delivering major prize for Ireland U20

‘We know we’re not the biggest team, but we’re a smart team.’

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - Friday 21 September, 2018

Ireland U20s to play Six Nations games at Cork's Musgrave Park

Noel McNamara’s side host England and France in next year’s championship.

# u20-six-nations - Friday 9 February, 2018

Ireland hang on against 14-man Italy to get Six Nations campaign up and running

Noel McNamara’s side were fortunate to escape with the win having led 31-8 just before half-time.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - Friday 2 February, 2018

'We're trying to be the smartest team out there'

Ireland hoping to combine brains and brawn as the U20 Six Nations gets under way this evening.

# u20-six-nations - Monday 22 January, 2018

Ireland name 32-man squad for U20 Six Nations

It features 11 players already capped at the age grade.

# u20-six-nations - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Trevor Brennan's son named in France's U20 Six Nations squad

The 125kg prop could come up against Ireland in Brive on the opening weekend.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

'There is a lot of X-factor in this group': Carolan ranks U20 team as one of Ireland's best

The head coach singled out Jordan Larmour, Oisin Dowling, Caelan Doris and Fineen Wycherley after outstanding performances in the Six Nations so far.

# u20-six-nations - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Double injury blow for Ireland U20s as McPhillips ruled out for 2 months

Gavin Mullin is also out of the last two games while Cillian Gallagher remains a doubt.

# u20-six-nations - 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.

# u20-six-nations - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Calvin Nash starts for Ireland U20s on the back of senior Munster debut

Nigel Carolan has made two changes for the Italy game, with injured captain Jack Kelly missing out.

# u20-six-nations - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'It would be a blow': Ireland set to be without captain Jack Kelly for Italy trip

The full back sustained a shoulder injury in the win over Scotland.

# u20-six-nations - Saturday 13 February, 2016

France too strong for Ireland with dominant performance in Narbonne

It was a 21-point defeat for Nigel Carolan’s side.

# u20-six-nations - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Munster centre Kiernan aims to make his own name with Ireland U20s

The 19-year-old UCC man has a father who has gone down in Irish rugby history.

# u20-six-nations - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Carolan makes two changes to exciting Ireland U20s side for French test

The Irish head coach has opted for a new face in midfield, while being forced into a change on the wing.

# u20-six-nations - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Here's the Ireland squad for the U20 Six Nations

Mike Ruddock has named a 28-man squad ahead of the tournament opener later this month.