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Ireland U20 centre Kelly signs with Leicester Tigers
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# Snapped Up

Ireland U20 centre Kelly signs with Leicester Tigers

Apr 10th 2020, 3:36 PM 14,934 Views 31 Comments

The 18-year-old has played in a powerful Ireland U20 midfield alongside Hayden Hyde this year.

World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier
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# Rethink

World Rugby cancel U20 World Cup, considering alternative to 7s Olympic qualifier

Mar 20th 2020, 2:47 PM 2,242 Views 1 Comment

The uncertainty surrounding the Olympic Games means that the June repechage tournament for 7s rugby remains under review.

A visit to Willie Mullins' yard among lessons lapped up by Noel McNamara
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A visit to Willie Mullins' yard among lessons lapped up by Noel McNamara

Mar 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 6,027 Views 1 Comment

The U20 head coach picked up a personal gong this week, but is quick to deflect praise towards a team who could have easily been celebrating under different circumstances this weekend.

U20 title charge left in limbo as Ireland await call on France fixture
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# On Ice

U20 title charge left in limbo as Ireland await call on France fixture

Mar 10th 2020, 6:47 AM 3,217 Views 0 Comments

Noel McNamara’s men have every right to expect their match to be called off, but can’t afford to stop preparing to face France.

U20 centre Dan Kelly well-equipped for whirlwind rise
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# Raw Talent

U20 centre Dan Kelly well-equipped for whirlwind rise

Mar 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 9,936 Views 2 Comments

The 18-year-old had pedigree in football, golf and rugby league before joining Noel McNamara’s squad for the Six Nations.

Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win
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# 6 Nations

Exhilarating Ireland U20s tear into England for bonus point win

Feb 21st 2020, 9:50 PM 62,014 Views 51 Comments

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

U20s working to create their own momentum on tough away trip
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# Energy Within

U20s working to create their own momentum on tough away trip

Feb 20th 2020, 6:45 AM 2,763 Views 0 Comments

After feeling the full benefit of home support against Scotland and Wales, the Grand Slam winners will put their streak on the line in England.

'Very driven, very focused. He’ll go a long way': U20 star Crowley earning extra attention
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# Bandon Baller

'Very driven, very focused. He’ll go a long way': U20 star Crowley earning extra attention

Feb 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,272 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland U20 out-half has mental steel as a foundation for his impressive skills.

Ireland U20 flanker Hernan ready to mix it with the big boys in Cork camp
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# Ramp Up

Ireland U20 flanker Hernan ready to mix it with the big boys in Cork camp

Feb 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 6,337 Views 0 Comments

The open training sessions rarely pass without a marker being laid on one side or the other.

Ireland U20s won't be overawed ahead of clash with seniors and England
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# 6 Nations

Ireland U20s won't be overawed ahead of clash with seniors and England

Feb 10th 2020, 8:21 AM 7,263 Views 0 Comments

Noel McNamara is keen to prep his side to play without the benefit of a supportive home crowd.

Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales
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# 10 Out Of 10

Barnstorming Stewart pushes Ireland to bonus point-win over Wales

Feb 7th 2020, 9:17 PM 31,366 Views 18 Comments

Openside Mark Hernan scored early and late in the first-half to keep Ireland well clear of the Welsh threat.

50 passes a night put Finlay on the U20 fast track
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# Practice Makes Perfect

50 passes a night put Finlay on the U20 fast track

Feb 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,543 Views 6 Comments

The Ulster academy 9 took his lead from Aaron Smith after a relatively late start to his rugby path.

U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh
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# Backlash

U20s braced for 'seismic physical battle' against wounded Welsh

Feb 4th 2020, 7:15 AM 4,762 Views 0 Comments

Ireland U20 assistant coach Kieran Campbell is bracing his squad for a Welsh backlash.

AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more
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AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 6,037 Views 2 Comments

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

McNamara eyes areas Crowley can 'tighten up' after show-stopping try
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# Room To Improve

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

Feb 1st 2020, 2:26 AM 5,605 Views 2 Comments

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

Sensational Crowley try helps Ireland to winning start in U20 Six Nations
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# Jack In The Box

Sensational Crowley try helps Ireland to winning start in U20 Six Nations

Jan 31st 2020, 9:18 PM 34,519 Views 21 Comments

Both sides earned bonus points, but the Cork Con playmaker ensured the defending champions were a cut above.

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

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

Jan 30th 2020, 10:05 AM 10,417 Views 26 Comments

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

U20 lock Ahern grateful for Holland influence aiding his rapid rise
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# Tall Timber

U20 lock Ahern grateful for Holland influence aiding his rapid rise

Jan 25th 2020, 6:45 AM 9,913 Views 6 Comments

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

From Exile to Ireland U20: McNulty another example of IQ recruitment value
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From Exile to Ireland U20: McNulty another example of IQ recruitment value

Jan 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,360 Views 2 Comments

Born and raised in Bath, the exciting Connacht back is set to aid Ireland in the U20 Six Nations

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

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 5,321 Views 12 Comments

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

Brilliant and bloody-minded U20s deliver wealth of promise
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# Green Shoots

Brilliant and bloody-minded U20s deliver wealth of promise

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:43 AM 12,146 Views 28 Comments

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

France secure back-to-back U20 World Cups after tight tussle with Wallabies
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# Royal Bleus

France secure back-to-back U20 World Cups after tight tussle with Wallabies

Jun 22nd 2019, 10:32 PM 12,034 Views 4 Comments

Louis Carbonel held his nerve to settle an exciting final.

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

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

Jun 22nd 2019, 8:06 PM 14,706 Views 19 Comments

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

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, World Rugby U20 Championship From The42
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As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, World Rugby U20 Championship

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

Jun 20th 2019, 3:02 PM 10,577 Views 19 Comments

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

Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England
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# Never Say Die

Immense Ireland U20 comeback effort falls just short against England

Jun 17th 2019, 10:24 PM 20,785 Views 42 Comments

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

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, World Rugby U20 Championship From The42
Live Jun 12th 2019, 1:30 PM

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

Ireland U20s patched up and pushing for semi-final place
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# U20 World Cup

Ireland U20s patched up and pushing for semi-final place

Jun 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 6,823 Views 4 Comments

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

England U20 made to sweat before sealing nervy win over Italy
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# U20 World Cup

England U20 made to sweat before sealing nervy win over Italy

Jun 8th 2019, 10:49 PM 11,839 Views 7 Comments

Italy twice fought their way to a nine-point lead.

As it happened: Ireland v Australia, World Rugby U20 Championship From The42
Live Jun 8th 2019, 1:30 PM

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

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

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

Jun 7th 2019, 1:15 PM 15,409 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 6th 2019, 12:20 PM 16,071 Views 2 Comments

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

Ireland hit England for six to grab sensational victory in U20 World Cup opener
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# Up And Running

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

Jun 4th 2019, 9:39 PM 63,702 Views 94 Comments

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

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

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

May 31st 2019, 6:45 AM 5,925 Views 1 Comment

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

As it happened: Wales U20 v Ireland U20, Grand Slam decider From The42
Live Mar 15th 2019, 6:05 PM

As it happened: Wales U20 v Ireland U20, Grand Slam decider

McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam
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# More To Come

McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam

Mar 9th 2019, 5:00 AM 6,596 Views 11 Comments

‘There are very few people in the history of Irish rugby who have managed to win a Grand Slam.’

Towering Ryan relishing the 'dirty work' against France
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# Found His Calling

Towering Ryan relishing the 'dirty work' against France

Mar 6th 2019, 7:30 AM 8,773 Views 0 Comments

The lock is proving to be an expert line-out caller for Noel McNamara’s side.

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

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

Mar 3rd 2019, 9:06 AM 9,538 Views 3 Comments

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

'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'
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'We’re keen on playing with pace and moving England around as much as we possibly can'

Feb 1st 2019, 2:06 AM 5,689 Views 8 Comments

Cork plays host to Ireland’s next generation against the might of England tonight.

QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?
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# Boyz II Men

QUIZ: Can you identify the Irish U20 year?

Jan 27th 2019, 8:00 PM 19,026 Views 8 Comments

Does all recent history blend together for you, or were you with these boys every step of the way?

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