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# u20s - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

'The three of them undoubtedly have the repertoire, the talent and the knowledge of the game'

Louise Galvin on the importance of the country’s first-ever women’s U20 team and its star-studded coaching ticket.

# u20s - Monday 5 October, 2020

'It's a huge jump going from U18s to senior. There's a massive issue with drop-out'

Rugby Academy Ireland plans to put together the country’s first-ever national U20 team.

# u20s - Thursday 19 March, 2020

World Rugby U20 Championship in Italy set to be cancelled

The competition was scheduled to take place in Northern Italy this summer.

# u20s - Monday 9 March, 2020

Six Nations confirm Wales-Scotland clash to go ahead as planned

There is uncertainty surrounding Ireland’s U20 and Women’s fixtures against France.

# u20s - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'Sky is the limit' for U20 lock Thomas Ahern

Forwards coach Colm Tucker also says the young side took huge benefit from their brush with the seniors.

# u20s - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Ireland U20s drawn with back-to-back winners France in World Championship

Noel McNamara’s latest crop of promising young players will also face Argentina and Japan.

# u20s - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Reigning champions Kerry and Cork name sides for Munster U20 football final

Tomorrow night’s decider throws in at 7.30pm at Páirc Uí Rinn.

# u20s - Monday 11 February, 2019

'It's exciting working with these players - the sky's the limit for them'

Noel McNamara’s Ireland U20s are two from two in the Six Nations.

# u20s - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

TV slot clash means Ireland Women will play at 5pm on a Friday

The IRFU says a Sunday kick-off was not viable due to a possible four-day turnaround between games.

# u20s - Friday 9 March, 2018

Jack O'Sullivan powers Ireland U20s to bonus point win over Scotland

The powerful Munster number eight ran in two of Ireland’s four tries.

# u20s - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Ireland U20s make 7 changes ahead of Scotland clash

Noel McNamara’s side have also made one positional switch.

# u20s - Friday 23 February, 2018

Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales

There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.

# u20s - Friday 9 February, 2018

Ireland focus on fast start in bid to get Six Nations back on track against Italy

Noel McNamara’s side are in action at Donnybrook this evening.

# u20s - Friday 2 February, 2018

Second-half fightback sees Ireland come close but they begin with defeat in Bordeaux

The hosts ultimately proved too hot to handle as Noel McNamara’s men found form in the second 40.

# u20s - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Munster and Ireland legend Paul O'Connell set for new coaching role

The former player will work as an assistant with the Ireland U20s.

# u20s - Friday 17 November, 2017

'A massive step' - Shannon RFC to field first-ever U20 women's team in Ireland

They’ll make their bow next Wednesday week.

# u20s - Thursday 1 June, 2017

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Let's not underestimate the frankly unbelievable scores from Italy U20s yesterday

Massimo Cioffi had the ball on a string in Georgia yesterday.

# u20s - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Ireland U20s Six Nations hopes dealt a blow against the Welsh

The U20s suffered a 41-27 defeat in Eirias Park this evening.

# u20s - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Nash holds captaincy despite Kelly return to Ireland U20 midfield

Utility back Jack Kelly had been named captain before the tournament kicked off, but injury has forced ‘the armband’ to be passed along.

# u20s - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Captain's curse strikes again as stand-in U20s skipper likely to miss rest of Six Nations

Connacht forward Cillian Gallagher could be out for six weeks with a shoulder injury.

# u20s - Saturday 25 June, 2016

The 12-year cycle omen, Frexit and all your Comments of the Week

And in other news, Ballyhahill for the World Cup!

# u20s - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

5 men who made all the difference as Ireland U20s roared back from 17 down to beat Wales

Five excellent performances from four proud provinces.

Ireland U20s overcome awful start to claim thrilling one-point win against Wales

Nigel Carolan’s side had to dig deep but eventually came good against the Grand Slam winners.

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

We went minute-by-minute as Nigel Carolan’s Wolfpups got their tournament underway. It was dramatic.

# u20s - Friday 18 March, 2016

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win over Scotland

Cillian Gallagher, Adam McBurney and Andrew Porter were impressive.

# u20s - Monday 2 June, 2014

France prove too strong, too clinical for Ireland in JWC opener

Cian Kelleher’s first-half try was not built upon and Ireland slipped to defeat in this opening World Cup campaign match.

# u20s - Monday 26 May, 2014

Sean O'Brien ruled out of Junior World Cup, Jack O'Donoghue made U20 captain

Harrison Brewer and Ian Fitzpatrick have also been called up to the squad as injury replacements.

# u20s - Monday 28 April, 2014

8 new faces in Ireland U20 squad for 2014 Junior World Championship

Coach Mike Ruddock has selected four players that featured in last year’s JWC, including captain Sean O’Brien.

# u20s - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Three changes as Ruddock's Ireland U20s aim to ruin France's Grand Slam

The Sean O’Brien-captained Irish are targeting their third win of the championship.

# u20s - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Pain of defeat and big voices the driving force behind 'the new' Sean O'Brien

The under 20 lock has a big name, but is building a big reputation of his own.

# u20s - Saturday 25 January, 2014

‘You have to go out to win the Championship’: Captain Leavy setting standards for Ireland U20s

Few argue that this is the man for the job of Ireland captain, and that doesn’t faze Dan Leavy in the slightest.

# u20s - Friday 24 January, 2014

6 Irish players to watch out for in the Under 20 Six Nations

We’re seven days out from the start of the age grade Six Nations, Here are some of the names we hope will make a lasting impression.

# u20s - Sunday 17 June, 2012

U20s secure fifth-place play-off with win over England

Mike Ruddock’s side overcame the Six Nations champions 27-12 in Cape Town today.