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# wolfpuppies - 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?

# wolfpuppies - 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.

# wolfpuppies - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

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

We went minute-by-minute as Noel McNamara’s men began their tough Pool C schedule against the hosts in Perpignan.

# wolfpuppies - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Defence a key focus as Ireland prepare to tackle Italy in U20 Championship opener

Ireland pushed their way into the World Rugby U20 Championship final last year, but disruptions have brought expectations right down for this new crop.

# wolfpuppies - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Late addition Barron straight into Ireland side to face Italy in U20 championship opener

Jack Kelly has shrugged off a shoulder injury to take up a role at fullback.

# wolfpuppies - 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.

# wolfpuppies - 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.

# wolfpuppies - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Pete Malone takes charge of Ireland for this summer's U20 Championship

Munster’s player development manager will take the role on an interim basis for the tournament in Georgia.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 17 March, 2017

England hold on for U20 Grand Slam despite ferocious Irish effort

Defence wins Championships and England’s withstood a St Patrick’s Day onslaught.

# wolfpuppies - Thursday 2 February, 2017

U20 driving force Gallagher ready get uncomfortable again

Ireland’s vice captain is relishing another term of rugby education under Nigel Carolan.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 27 January, 2017

U20 captain Kelly eager to learn as he leads

The latest leader from St Michael’s has already taken part in Joe Schmidt training sessions and is hungry for more.

Connacht call can wait as Carolan drives U20s to 'perfect the simple things'

“The players still have the power to make decisions within the parameters, but there’s less of a menu to select from.”

# wolfpuppies - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Ulster breakthrough Lyttle included in Ireland U20 squad for winter trials

Cillian Gallagher returns to the pack after already impressing for Nigel Carolan’s side this year.

# wolfpuppies - Monday 18 July, 2016

4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy

Dubliner Adam Leavy has also take up residence in Galway.

# wolfpuppies - Saturday 25 June, 2016

5 huge positives Ireland U20s can carry forward from this tournament

The final final was a low point after some dizzying highs.

As it happened: England v Ireland, World Rugby U20 Championship final

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland took on the home favourites in Manchester.

# wolfpuppies - Monday 20 June, 2016

Ruthless first-half performance sends Ireland to first U20 Championship final

Three first-half tries set Nigel Carolan’s side on the way to a memorable win.

As it happened: Ireland v Argentina, World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final

We went minute-by-minute as the Wolfpups tried to sniff out a route to their first final.

# wolfpuppies - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Another game down, another man down: Powerful lock Gallagher the latest worry for U20 semi-final

A shoulder injury has claimed an Irish player in each of their three games so far in the tournament.

# wolfpuppies - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

5 Ireland U20s who impressed in a tough pool finale against Georgia

From Munster men who were central to a potent maul to an openside back from a year in Australia.

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.

# wolfpuppies - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Munster man Kiernan captains Ireland U20 side looking to seal top spot in pool

The centre is one of four sons of former internationals in the Wolfpup starting XV tomorrow.

# wolfpuppies - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Carolan hopes New Zealand win can build confidence in all levels of Irish rugby

The Connacht man admitted he feared the worst before a ‘comfortable’ end TO today’s big win in the World Rugby U20 Championship.

Oh, look: Highlights of Ireland U20s' thrilling win over New Zealand today Rock A Bye Baby Blacks This post contains videos

Oh, look: Highlights of Ireland U20s' thrilling win over New Zealand today

Play it cool, this was just the first helping of Irish rugby history today.

The best images from Ireland U20s' immense performance against New Zealand

Boys, you looked beautiful out there!

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, World Rugby U20 Championship

We were on the edge of our seat as Ireland looked to build on their brilliant start by doing the impossible.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 10 June, 2016

Just one enforced change as Ireland U20 set sights on New Zealand

Injury to Conor Kenny has handed an opportunity to Ben Betts and James Bollard.

Van der Flier's vintage still the closest Ireland U20s have come to beating the 'Baby Blacks'

Rory Scannell and Rory Scholes also had a big part to play in a 2013 comeback that fell just short.

# wolfpuppies - 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.

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.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 3 June, 2016

From the uncapped to the peerless captain: 5 players key to Irish U20 hopes next week

Big performances from this quintet will go a long way to making it a good tournament from Ireland.

# wolfpuppies - Thursday 2 June, 2016

After a year with Western Force, Boomer called in as injury replacement for Ireland U20s

The Ballymena man’s gain is due to an ankle injury suffered by UCD’s Will Connors.

# wolfpuppies - Friday 26 February, 2016

5 Ireland U20s who impressed in the thrilling win over England

James Ryan paved the way for an intense second half, but he wasn’t short of help.

Class captain Ryan leads terrific Ireland U20 comeback in away win over England

Ireland came back from 20 – 6 down to win 20 – 26.

# wolfpuppies - Thursday 25 February, 2016

O'Brien putting pedigree from out-half and Westmeath GAA to use on Ireland's wing

Mullingar’s U20 rugby international has not severed ties with Gaelic Football entirely just yet.

# wolfpuppies - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Power boost for Ireland U20s, but injury forces changes in the pack

Leinster back row Greg Jones and Munster prop Ben Betts look set to make their debut away to England.

U20s hoping big bumps against Ireland senior squad can kick-start campaign

Second row Peter Claffey was star-struck at first, but soon made training a physical test for Joe Schmidt’s squad.

# wolfpuppies - Saturday 13 February, 2016

'At some stage we have to start doing, rather than just trying to learn all the time'

Nigel Carolan frank as Ireland U20s fall to a second successive defeat.

France too strong for Ireland with dominant performance in Narbonne

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

# wolfpuppies - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Experience in the front row, first taste for the rest of Ireland under 20s

Ireland’s fourth previously-capped player Jacob Stockdale has been retained by Ulster for Pro12 duty.

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