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Leinster Squad 20-21

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LH Prop(4)
Cian Healy(32/Belvedere/Clontarf) - central contract until 2021
Ed Byrne(26/Clongowes/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
Peter Dooley(26/Birr RFC/Lansdowne) - signed contract in 2020

Michael Milne(21/Birr RFC-Roscrea/UCD) - Academy Yr 3

TH Prop(5)
Michael Bent(34) - signed contract in 2020
Tadhg Furlong(27/New Ross RFC/Clontarf) - central contract until 2021
Andrew Porter(24/St. Andrews/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
Vakh Abdaladze(24/Coolmine RFC/Clontarf) - signed contract in 2020
Ciaran Parker(24/Exile) - on loan from Jersey for 3 months

Tom Clarkson(20/Blackrock/DUFC) - Academy Yr 2

Hooker(4)
Sean Cronin(34) - signed contract in 2020
James Tracy(29/Newbridge/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
Ronan Kelleher(22/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - signed contract in 2019
Dan Sheehan(21/Clongowes/Lansdowne) - signed contract in 2020

John McKee(20/Campbell/Old Belvedere) - Academy Yr 1

Lock(8)
Scott Fardy(36) - signed 1 yr contract in 2020
Devin Toner(34Castleknock/Lansdowne) - signed 1 yr contract in 2020
Ross Molony(26/St. Michaels/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
James Ryan(24/St. Michaels/UCD)- signed 3 yr central contract in 2020
Jack Dunne(21/St. Michaels/DUFC) - signed contract in 2020
Ryan Baird(21/St. Michaels/DUFC) - signed contract in 2020

Charlie Ryan(21/Blackrock/UCD) - Academy Yr 2
Brian Deeny(20/Wexford RFC/Clontarf) - Academy Yr 2
Joe McCarthy(19/Blackrock/DUFC) - Academy Yr 1


Backrow(10)
Rhys Ruddock(29/Exile/St. Marys) - signed contract in 2020
Jack Conan(28/St. Gerards/Old Belvedere) - signed contract in 2019
Josh Van Der Flier(27/Wesley/UCD) - signed 2 yr contract in 2020
Dan Leavy(26/St. Michaels/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
Josh Murphy(25/St. Michaels/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
Will Connors(24/Clongowes/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
Max Deegan(23/St. Michaels/:ansdowne) - signed contract in 2019
Caelan Doris(24/Blackrock/DUFC) - signed contract in 2020
Scott Penny(20/St. Michaels/UCD) - signed contract in 2019

Martin Moloney(20/Athy RFC/Old Belvedere) - Academy Yr 2
Sean O'Brien(20/Blackrock/UCD) - Academy Yr 1
Alex Soroka(19/Belvedere/Clontarf) - Academy Yr 1


Scrumhalf(5)
Jamie Gibson Park(28) - signed contract in 2019
Luke McGrath(27/St. Michaels/UCD) - signed contract in 2019
Rowan Osborne(23/Clongowes/DUFC) - signed contract in 2020
Hugh O'Sullivan(22/Belvedere/Clontarf) - signed contract in 2019

Paddy Patterson(22/Blackrock/UCD) - Academy Yr 3
Cormac Foley(20/St. Gerards/Lansdowne) - Academy Yr 2


Outhalf(5)
Jonathan Sexton(35/St. Marys/St. Marys) - central contract until 2021
Ross Byrne(25/St. Michaels/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
Ciaran Frawley(22/Skerries RFC/UCD) - signed contract in 2019
Harry Byrne(21/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - signed contract in 2020

David Hawkshaw(21/Belvedere) - Academy Yr 3

Centre(7)
Robbie Henshaw(27) - central contact until 2022
Rory O'Loughlin(26/St. Michaels/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
Garry Ringrose(25/Blackrock/UCD) - signed 2 yr central contract in 2020
Conor O'Brien(24/Mullingar RFC/Clontarf) - signed contract in 2019
Jimmy O'Brien(23/Newbridge/UCD) - signed contract in 2019
Tommy O'Brien(22/Blackrock/UCD) - signed contract in 2020

Liam Turner(21/Blackrock/DUFC) - Academy Yr 2

Back Three(9)
Dave Kearney(31/Clongowes/Lansdowne) - signed contract in 2019
James Lowe(28) - signed 3yr contract in 2020
Adam Byrne(26/Naas RFC/UCD) - signed contract in 2020
Cian Kelleher(26/St. Michaels/Lansdowne) - signed contract in 2019
Hugo Keenan(24/Blackrock/UCD) - signed contract in 2019
Jordan Larmour(23/St. Andrews/St. Marys) - signed contract in 2020

Michael Silvester(22/Clongowes/DUFC) - Academy Yr 3
Aaron O'Sullivan(20/Exile/Blackrock) - Academy Yr 3
Andrew Smith(20/St. Michaels/Clontarf) - Academy Yr 1
Niall Comerford(20/Blackrock/UCD) - Academy Yr 1
Max O'Reilly(20/St. Gerards/DUFC) - Academy Yr 1
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Seems like we have depth in most areas.

I like the format showing ages.

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We enter the last year of Sexton's contract. As things stand you'd have to like him for the Lions.

A few positions could get interesting during international windows if there are injuries in other positions. Ed Byrne could get a call up if Healy or Kilcoyne are unavailable and Byrne is ahead of McGrath.

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Dooley is ahead of Byrne right now for me.

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mildlyinterested wrote:Dooley is ahead of Byrne right now for me.
May well be.

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Dev confirms he signed a 1 year deal.
JVDF confirms he signed a 2 year deal.

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ronk wrote:We enter the last year of Sexton's contract. As things stand you'd have to like him for the Lions.

A few positions could get interesting during international windows if there are injuries in other positions. Ed Byrne could get a call up if Healy or Kilcoyne are unavailable and Byrne is ahead of McGrath.
Ed Byrne is nowhere near getting called up to Ireland camp, same goes for Peter Dooley. There’s too many lads a lot better than them across all the provinces. It will be interesting to see what loosheads come into the academy because it’s the position we look the weakest and you would imagine Milne would of gotten an early promotion to the seniors if we really rated him like they did with the other years twos such as Byrne, Baird and Dunne.
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Jonny tight lips wrote:
ronk wrote:We enter the last year of Sexton's contract. As things stand you'd have to like him for the Lions.

A few positions could get interesting during international windows if there are injuries in other positions. Ed Byrne could get a call up if Healy or Kilcoyne are unavailable and Byrne is ahead of McGrath.
Ed Byrne is nowhere near getting called up to Ireland camp, same goes for Peter Dooley. There’s too many lads a lot better than them across all the provinces. It will be interesting to see what loosheads come into the academy because it’s the position we look the weakest.
Only a matter of time until Jack Boyle enters. Question is do they want to bring older competition for him.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
Jonny tight lips wrote:
ronk wrote:We enter the last year of Sexton's contract. As things stand you'd have to like him for the Lions.

A few positions could get interesting during international windows if there are injuries in other positions. Ed Byrne could get a call up if Healy or Kilcoyne are unavailable and Byrne is ahead of McGrath.
Ed Byrne is nowhere near getting called up to Ireland camp, same goes for Peter Dooley. There’s too many lads a lot better than them across all the provinces. It will be interesting to see what loosheads come into the academy because it’s the position we look the weakest.
Only a matter of time until Jack Boyle enters. Question is do they want to bring older competition for him.
Hopefully he has the temperament to match his ability because he’s been talked up so much.

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Dooley is ahead of Byrne in Leinster but where is he relative to the two Ulster lads?Don't immediately see anybody bar Kilcoyne in Munster (Loughman too soon) and Denis Buckley has probably missed the boat. That gives a ranking of:

1. Healy;
2. Kilcoyne;
3. McGrath;
4. Dooley;
5. O'Sullivan;
6. Byrne;
7. Loughman.

By May 2021, and assuming reasonable game time between times, I wouldn't worry too much if anyone from No 4 to No 7 had to fill a bench spot for Ireland against anybody bar S Africa or England.

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Ruckedtobits wrote:Dooley is ahead of Byrne in Leinster but where is he relative to the two Ulster lads?Don't immediately see anybody bar Kilcoyne in Munster (Loughman too soon) and Denis Buckley has probably missed the boat. That gives a ranking of:

1. Healy;
2. Kilcoyne;
3. McGrath;
4. Dooley;
5. O'Sullivan;
6. Byrne;
7. Loughman.

By May 2021, and assuming reasonable game time between times, I wouldn't worry too much if anyone from No 4 to No 7 had to fill a bench spot for Ireland against anybody bar S Africa or England.
All bar one from Leinster.

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Sad to see Barry Daly leaving, 19 tries in 36 apps for a guy who came up from the AIL, not bad at all. Was being talked of in terms of Ireland camps.
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46 is a lot in the senior squad in fairness. 48 until October.

Also. Exactly half of the squad 25 or under (with Garry Ringrose shockingly the eldest of that bunch) and only 7 over 30. GG Has to be happy.

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neiliog93 wrote:Sad to see Barry Daly leaving, 19 tries in 36 apps for a guy who came up from the AIL, not bad at all. Was being talked of in terms of Ireland camps.
Him and Brian Byrne had quite the scoring records.

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Looking at that back three lineup, there's a huge opportunity now for Kelleher.
Lowe will be away with Ireland and he's by far the most natural left winger of the rest of the bunch.
Could see a good few opportunities for TOB/ROL on that flank too.

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Ruckedtobits wrote:Dooley is ahead of Byrne in Leinster but where is he relative to the two Ulster lads?Don't immediately see anybody bar Kilcoyne in Munster (Loughman too soon) and Denis Buckley has probably missed the boat. That gives a ranking of:

1. Healy;
2. Kilcoyne;
3. McGrath;
4. Dooley;
5. O'Sullivan;
6. Byrne;
7. Loughman.

By May 2021, and assuming reasonable game time between times, I wouldn't worry too much if anyone from No 4 to No 7 had to fill a bench spot for Ireland against anybody bar S Africa or England.
O Sullivan is 4th, I’d have a heart attack if anybody outside the top 3 stated a 6N game other than the Italian game.

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Congratulations And thank you to all the lads who resigned, particularly those who would of been under pressure to move from the IRFU.

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ronk wrote:
neiliog93 wrote:Sad to see Barry Daly leaving, 19 tries in 36 apps for a guy who came up from the AIL, not bad at all. Was being talked of in terms of Ireland camps.
Him and Brian Byrne had quite the scoring records.
Byrne was up there with Lowe in terms of off-loading for me.

Unfortunately he never quite nailed the throwing element of his game.

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A bit relieved about this
James Lowe(28) - signed contract in 2020
tbh. Him going back to NZ just as training starts an all. Funny times we are living in, the mind can race away .
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blockhead wrote:A bit relieved about this
James Lowe(28) - signed contract in 2020
tbh. Him going back to NZ just as training starts an all. Funny times we are living in, the mind can race away .
No need insider knowledge, but I’m not convinced he’s coming back

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