The IRB 2011 Junior World Championship took place in Italy between 10th and 26th of June.
Ireland U20 finished 8th, their only win being, their final pool game, against Scotland.
The squad was captained by Ulster’s Niall Annett and he was joined by Ulster registered players, Finlay Bealham, Conor Carey, Iain Henderson, Dominic Gallagher, Patrick Jackson, James McKinney, Luke Marshall and Craig Gilroy. Jonny Murphy was a late call up for the last game against Wales.
Future also players Jordi Murphy also appeared for Ireland and Charles Piutau appeared for New Zealand U20.