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El Diablo wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:I'd say Jack Aungier is more likely to start at tighthead prop over Tom O'Toole.
I dont think he has been starting games for Marys has he? Then again neither has Tom O'Toole for Banbridge.
No neither are regular starters... Joe Byrne the only u20 starting regularly at Tighthead at the moment.

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http://www.planetrugby.com/news/france- ... mpionship/

France to host next year's tournament. They're in our group so that'll make it harder to get out.


I saw a small but of Dalton playing for Ulster. He looks physical and cleared out some rucks nicely.

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Do you know of anyone from Connacht who's on the radar this year, other than Gaffney and Masterson? Corey Reid maybe?

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scentofgunpowder wrote:Do you know of anyone from Connacht who's on the radar this year, other than Gaffney and Masterson? Corey Reid maybe?
Reid injured afaik

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El Diablo wrote:Likely starters:
Ronan Kelleher, Hooker. hasn't had a lot of game time for Lansdowne but started and scored yesterday
Tom O'Toole, not getting much game time for Banbridge but very talented.
Matthew Dalton, 2nd row. Has played a few games off the bench for Ulster.
Caelan Doris, possible captain. Going well for Marys. He has been 24th man for Leinster a few times.
Sean Masterson from Connacht. There are lots of flanker options but Masterson is the only one who played last year I think.
Johnny Stewart at SH.. Also Hugh O'Sullivan & Paddy Patterson. Very competitive.
Conor Dean....did well last year for the u20s
Michael Silvester, FB. scoring regularly for Trinity in Div 1A
Tommy O'Brien...wing. Scored again yday for UCD.

There are lots of others going well in the AIL and in the academies but I don't see any others that are stand out players.
I wonder what are the centre options. Tommy O'Brien played 12 in school and could slot back in there. I am not aware of any other u20 centres playing at a high level at present.

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El Diablo wrote:
El Diablo wrote:Likely starters:
Ronan Kelleher, Hooker. hasn't had a lot of game time for Lansdowne but started and scored yesterday
Tom O'Toole, not getting much game time for Banbridge but very talented.
Matthew Dalton, 2nd row. Has played a few games off the bench for Ulster.
Caelan Doris, possible captain. Going well for Marys. He has been 24th man for Leinster a few times.
Sean Masterson from Connacht. There are lots of flanker options but Masterson is the only one who played last year I think.
Johnny Stewart at SH.. Also Hugh O'Sullivan & Paddy Patterson. Very competitive.
Conor Dean....did well last year for the u20s
Michael Silvester, FB. scoring regularly for Trinity in Div 1A
Tommy O'Brien...wing. Scored again yday for UCD.

There are lots of others going well in the AIL and in the academies but I don't see any others that are stand out players.
I wonder what are the centre options. Tommy O'Brien played 12 in school and could slot back in there. I am not aware of any other u20 centres playing at a high level at present.
David McCarthy who played Ireland u20 last season, is playing centre for Garryowen.
Sean O'Brien has played some centre for Clontarf.
Angus Kernohan is playing centre for Ballymena.
Evan O'Gorman has played some centre for Young Munster.

James Hume has missed this season to date with injury.

Tommy O'Brien at centre could easily happen as more depth on wing.

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IRELAND UNDER-20 FIXTURES:

Ireland Under-20s v Leinster 'A', Thursday, December 21, Donnybrook kick-off tbc
Ireland Under-20s v Munster 'A', Friday, December 29, Thomond Park, 1pm

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mildlyinterested wrote:IRELAND UNDER-20 FIXTURES:

Ireland Under-20s v Leinster 'A', Thursday, December 21, Donnybrook kick-off tbc
Ireland Under-20s v Munster 'A', Friday, December 29, Thomond Park, 1pm
Believe that tomorrow's game in D'brook kicks off at 12 noon.

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Ruckedtobits wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:IRELAND UNDER-20 FIXTURES:

Ireland Under-20s v Leinster 'A', Thursday, December 21, Donnybrook kick-off tbc
Ireland Under-20s v Munster 'A', Friday, December 29, Thomond Park, 1pm
Believe that tomorrow's game in D'brook kicks off at 12 noon.
No tomorrow. But yeah 12 on thursday

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Apparently POC has joined the Ireland u20s coaching team as an assistant coach.

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mildlyinterested wrote:Apparently POC has joined the Ireland u20s coaching team as an assistant coach.
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mildlyinterested wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:IRELAND UNDER-20 FIXTURES:

Ireland Under-20s v Leinster 'A', Thursday, December 21, Donnybrook kick-off tbc
Ireland Under-20s v Munster 'A', Friday, December 29, Thomond Park, 1pm
Believe that tomorrow's game in D'brook kicks off at 12 noon.
No tomorrow. But yeah 12 on thursday
I'm at a loose end on the morrow. Fancy turning up for this. Pay at the gate I assume. €10.00?
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blockhead wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:Apparently POC has joined the Ireland u20s coaching team as an assistant coach.
Well kick me in the head.
:lol:
Anyone But New Zealand

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Hornet wrote:
I'm at a loose end on the morrow. Fancy turning up for this. Pay at the gate I assume. €10.00?
Could be cheaper.

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Noel McNamara appointed as head coach.
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Irish team today:
Forwards: Jordan Duggan, Kelleher, Aungier, Cormac Daly, Jack Dunne, Jack O'Sullivan (UCC), Aaron Hall (ballynahinch) or Max Kearney, Doris,
Backs: Jonny Stewart, Dean, Peter Maher (OBRFC), David McCarthy (G'owen), O'Brien, Peter Sullivan, & Silvester.
bench: Dalton, Sean Masterson, hugh o'sullivan, harry byrne

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El Diablo wrote:Irish team today:
Forwards: Jordan Duggan, Kelleher, Aungier, Cormac Daly, Jack Dunne, Jack O'Sullivan (UCC), Aaron Hall (ballynahinch) or Max Kearney, Doris,
Backs: Jonny Stewart, Dean, Peter Maher (OBRFC), David McCarthy (G'owen), O'Brien, Peter Sullivan, & Silvester.
bench: Dalton, Sean Masterson, hugh o'sullivan, harry byrne
Was J Dunne not on bench?

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mildlyinterested wrote:
El Diablo wrote:Irish team today:
Forwards: Jordan Duggan, Kelleher, Aungier, Cormac Daly, Jack Dunne, Jack O'Sullivan (UCC), Aaron Hall (ballynahinch) or Max Kearney, Doris,
Backs: Jonny Stewart, Dean, Peter Maher (OBRFC), David McCarthy (G'owen), O'Brien, Peter Sullivan, & Silvester.
bench: Dalton, Sean Masterson, hugh o'sullivan, harry byrne
Was J Dunne not on bench?
Correct. They didn't line out as planned. Silvester & Aaron Hall didn't play. Max Kearney played the full game at 7.
Charlie Ryan came off the bench for the Leinster team. First action since the SC final. Doris tweaked a hamstring but shouldn't be too serious. Tommy O'Brien stood out for the Ireland team.

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El Diablo wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:
El Diablo wrote:Irish team today:
Forwards: Jordan Duggan, Kelleher, Aungier, Cormac Daly, Jack Dunne, Jack O'Sullivan (UCC), Aaron Hall (ballynahinch) or Max Kearney, Doris,
Backs: Jonny Stewart, Dean, Peter Maher (OBRFC), David McCarthy (G'owen), O'Brien, Peter Sullivan, & Silvester.
bench: Dalton, Sean Masterson, hugh o'sullivan, harry byrne
Was J Dunne not on bench?
Correct. They didn't line out as planned. Silvester & Aaron Hall didn't play. Max Kearney played the full game at 7.
Charlie Ryan came off the bench for the Leinster team. First action since the SC final. Doris tweaked a hamstring but shouldn't be too serious. Tommy O'Brien stood out for the Ireland team.
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Tommy O'Brien led out the Ireland team......possible captain?

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