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    Ireland u20 6 Nations and World Cup 2015

    Ireland played a Leinster u20 side before Christmas and played a Munster development side in Musgrave today
    Munster Development side won 24-19

    This side will be dominated by Leinster and Ulster players. Match report will be up on Munster website soon enough

    #2
    Originally posted by ormond lad View Post
    Ireland played a Leinster u20 side before Christmas and played a Munster development side in Musgrave today
    Munster Development side won 24-19

    This side will be dominated by Leinster and Ulster players. Match report will be up on Munster website soon enough
    http://www.munsterrugby.ie/mobile/news/19711.php

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      #3
      A lad working in my local during the university holidays has been called up for Scotland. A THP by the name of Jack Owlet who weighs in at 20 stone and very little of it is stomach.

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        #4
        From leinsterrugby.ie

        An extended squad of 30 players has been named for the Ireland Under-20s ahead of their 2015 RBS U-20 6 Nations campaign.
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        Eight players named in the squad have previous 6 nations experience, having played in the tournament last year, Harrison Brewer, Ross Byrne, Jack Cullen, Oisin Heffernan, Nick McCarthy, Sean McNulty, Rory Moloney and Garry Ringrose in addition, a further three players played in the 2014 Junior World Championship, Billy Dardis, Ciaran Gaffney and Josh Murphy.

        The side will be captained by Leinster Academy scrum-half Nick McCarthy.

        Speaking ahead of the Tournament, Head Coach Nigel Carolan said:

        "The squad sees a great mixture of new faces and those with experience at this level from last season. We have been really impressed by the attitude of the players, both on and off the field. Their enthusiasm and attention to detail has been second to none.

        "The warm up games against the provincial development sides over Christmas have provided the opportunity to develop our game and confirm the potential within our player group.

        "We are looking forward to getting the campaign underway with our opening game away to Italy."

        Ireland have two home games this year, against France in Dubarry Park, Athlone on Friday, 13th February, and they will play their English counterparts in Donnybrook stadium on Friday 28th February, the first time the U20s have played in the capital since 2005.

        In total their are 14 Leinster players in the extended 30-man squad

        Ireland U-20 Squad, RBS 6 Nations 2015

        Samuel Arnold (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
        Harrison Brewer (Terenure/ Leinster)*
        Ross Byrne (UCD RFC/ Leinster)*
        Joey Carbery (UCD/ Leinster)
        Fergal Cleary (Lansdowne / Leinster)

        Jack Cullen (Shannon /Munster)*
        Billy Dardis (UCD/Leinster) *
        Lorcan Dow (Queens/Ulster)
        Jack Dwan (Leinster)
        Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/ Munster)
        Ciaran Gaffney (Galwegians/Connacht) *
        Oisin Heffernan (Terenure/Leinster)*
        Michael Lagan (Ballymena/Ulster)
        Jeremy Loughman (UCD/Leinster)
        Zac McCall (Queens University/Ulster)
        Nick McCarthy (UCD/Leinster)*
        Sean McNulty (UCD/Munster)*
        Stephen McVeigh (Buccaneers/Connacht)
        Rory Moloney (Buccaneers/Connacht)*
        Josh Murphy (UCD/Leinster) *
        David O'Connor (St. Mary's/Leinster)

        Conan O'Donnell (Sligo/Connacht)
        Conor Oliver (St. Mary's/Leinster)
        Greg O'Shea (Shannon/Munster)
        Jack Owens (Queens University/Ulster)
        Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)*
        Cian Romaine (Buccaneers/Connacht)
        Jacob Stockdale (Queens University/Ulster)
        Alexander Thompson (Queens University/Ulster)
        Nick Timoney (St. Mary's/Leinster)

        *Denotes previously capped at this level

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          #5
          Jack Cullen (Shannon/Munster)
          Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/ Munster)
          Sean McNulty (UCD/Munster)
          Greg O'Shea (Shannon/Munster)

          14 Leinster
          7 Ulster
          5 Connacht
          4 Munster

          Fair or not in terms of provincial representation??

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            #6
            I take it two of those Munster lads are hookers to keep up the tradition.
            Great to see Ringrose is still available for this. Cian Romaine for Connacht should also be good
            When their numbers dwindled from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began to suspect Hungry

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              #7
              Originally posted by ormond lad View Post
              Jack Cullen (Shannon/Munster)
              Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/ Munster)
              Sean McNulty (UCD/Munster)
              Greg O'Shea (Shannon/Munster)

              14 Leinster
              7 Ulster
              5 Connacht
              4 Munster

              Fair or not in terms of provincial representation??
              I think we may only have had seven players in the initial training squad so four from seven is not too bad, i am not too familiar with our underage teams but do we have talent coming through at lower age groups level that could make future under 20 squads.

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                #8
                I think our representation is reflective of our improvement at underage. Munster have to be worried about only having 4 players. They should be hitting 8-10 in my view. Leinster as ever dominate proceedings.
                I always knew Madigan was a closet Scrum Half. Ignore All things that suggest Continuity.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Benji View Post
                  I take it two of those Munster lads are hookers to keep up the tradition.
                  Great to see Ringrose is still available for this. Cian Romaine for Connacht should also be good
                  Gaffney should do serious damage this season with his previous experience level at this level
                  I always knew Madigan was a closet Scrum Half. Ignore All things that suggest Continuity.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by The Outlaw View Post
                    I think our representation is reflective of our improvement at underage. Munster have to be worried about only having 4 players. They should be hitting 8-10 in my view. Leinster as ever dominate proceedings.
                    Romaine is a product of the exile system.
                    McVeigh went to Clongowes and played with Leinster at under-19 level.
                    Moloney/Gaffney went to Roscrea.
                    Only O'Donnell came through a connacht club/school.

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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by Bayern View Post
                      Romaine is a product of the exile system.
                      McVeigh went to Clongowes and played with Leinster at under-19 level.
                      Moloney/Gaffney went to Roscrea.
                      Only O'Donnell came through a connacht club/school.
                      Where gaffney and moloney went to school is irrelevant . As regards the exiles it's always been part of our system and always will be. I take your point on mc veigh.
                      I always knew Madigan was a closet Scrum Half. Ignore All things that suggest Continuity.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by The Outlaw View Post
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                        Where gaffney and moloney went to school is irrelevant . As regards the exiles it's always been part of our system and always will be. I take your point on mc veigh.
                        Moloney was with Leinster underage too, u17 and u18(captain of schools side)
                        He is a product of the leinster school and underage system, not connacht.
                        Going to roscrea has obviously an affect, higher level of competition etc etc.
                        Last edited by Bayern; 21st-January-2015, 14:12.

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                          #13
                          4 is disappointing but its not surprising. At the same time I'd say there were a lot of close calls for the squad this year. Sean O'Hagan is a notable omission after all the talk about him.


                          Most worrying for Munster is 1 forward and thats another hooker, McNulty.


                          Originally posted by The Outlaw View Post
                          Gaffney should do serious damage this season with his previous experience level at this level

                          Gaffney looked real class last year. One of the stand out Irish players.

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                            #14
                            McNulty has been working with the Leinster sub-academy as he goes to UCD.

                            Liam O'Connor, Frank Ryan, Ben Kilkenny & Tomas Quinlan are the most noticeable munster absentees.

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                              #15
                              Mcveigh's family are Athlone. His dad was a hooker and a fine player with Buccaneers . I think the family moved to Dublin after.
                              When their numbers dwindled from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began to suspect Hungry

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