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2020-21 International Rugby Men Ireland Men

John Cooney left out of Irish squad… again

Having omitted John Cooney from his international squad for the final 2020 Six Nations matches, many thought the scrum half had done enough to force his way back into Andy Farrell’s plans for the Autumn Nations Cup with his PRO14 performances recently Cooney is the notable absentee from the squad announced on Thursday while Iain […]

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2018-19 Ireland Men Sevens

RWC Sevens 2018: Ireland Men finish Ninth.

Ireland Men enjoyed a successful Rugby World Sevens Championship, improving on their 16th place seeding to finish the tournament in ninth place after a positional play off win against No. 6 seeds Australia in the early hours of this morning. The Ireland men’s team attracted positive comments throughout their five match campaign where their only […]

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2015-16 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 21 England 45

Ireland U20’s fantastic journey in the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship came to a crashing halt on Saturday evening when they came up against a physical English side at the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford. Ireland (0) 21TRY: Adam McBurney, Shane Daly, Max Deegan. CON: Johnny McPhillips (2), Brett Connon.England (21) 45TRY: Joe Marchant (2), Callum Chick, […]

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2015-16 Argentina U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 37 Argentina 7

Ireland U20’s qualified for their first ever World Rugby U20 Championship Final with a comfortable 37 – 7 win against Argentina on Monday afternoon at the Manchester City Training Academy. Ireland (21) 37TRY: Jacob Stockdale (2) Max Deegan, Shane Daly. CON: Johnny McPhillips (3) Brett Connon. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (3).Argentina (7) 7TRY: Domingo Miotti. CON: […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 New Zealand U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Ireland 33 New Zealand 24

Ireland U20’s secured their second win of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship with a dramatic 33 – 20 win against, current World Champions, New Zealand. Ireland (20) 33TRY: Adam McBurney, Greg Jones, Max Deegan. CON: Bill Johnston (2) Johnny McPhillips. PEN: Bill Johnston (2) Johnny McPhillips (2).New Zealand (14) 24TRY: Jordie Barrett, Shaun Stevenson, Malo […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Wales U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

2016 U20 WRC: Teams up for Ireland v Wales.

The teams have been announced for Ireland’s opening match of the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship against Wales which takes place at the Manchester City Academy Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Kick off 17:30 UK/Ire live on Sky Sports TG4 and S4C.  The teams last met in the RBS Six Nations in February at Donnybrook with the […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Ireland U20 26 Scotland U20 18

Ireland U20 (12) 26 TRY: Adam McBurney, Jacob Stockdale, Will Connors, Penalty Try. CON: Brett Connon (3). Scotland U20 (13) 18 TRY: Darcy Graham, George Taylor. CON: Adam Hastings. PEN: Adam Hastings (2). Ireland U20’s finished their Six Nations campaign with an entertaining 26 – 18 win against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday night.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series of […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland Under 20’s

The Under 20’s teams for the final week of the Six Nations campaign have been announced with head coach Nigel Carolan making three changes to the starting line up for the game against Scotland at Donnybrook on Friday night. Kick off 19:35. Ulster’s three players, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny McPhillips and Adam McBurney all start. McPhillips is reunited […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Ireland U20 19 Italy U20 13

Ireland U20 (6) 13TRY: Shane Daly. CON: Brett Connon. PEN: Brett Connon (4).Italy U20 (13) 13TRY: Giovanni Pettinelli. CON: Leanardo Mantelli. PEN: Leanardo Manelli (2). Ireland U20’s scraped home for an uninspiring 19 – 13 win against their Italian counterparts at Donnybrook on Friday night. Ireland’s points came from a Shane Daly try with Brett Connon adding […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Italy U20’s

The Irish Under 20’s have largely been a delight this season playing a refreshingly adventurous style of rugby. Sure they have lost two out of three games, largely through self inflicted errors, but the losses have been for the right reasons  and it was particularly pleasing that it all came together in their impressive second […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: England U20 20 Ireland U20 26

England (17) 20TRY: Sam Smith, George Perkins. CON: Mathew Protheroe (2). PEN: Mathew Protheroe. DG: Mathew Protheroe.Ireland (6) 26TRY: James Ryan, Matthew Byrne, Andrew Porter. CON: Brett Connon PEN: Johnny McPhillips (2), Brett Connon. Ireland U20’s got their RBS Six Nations account off the ground in some style with a 20 unanswered point in the second half to take this game […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for England v Ireland U20’s

Another exciting weekend of Six Nations Rugby kicks off this evening with England hosting Ireland at Kingston Park, Newcastle. Kick off 6:05, live on Sky Sports. Ireland have introduced two new players to the squad with Leinster’s Greg Jones starting at No. 8 and Munster’s Ben Betts starting on the bench.  Ireland’s story of the Six Nations […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: France U20 34 Ireland U20 13

France (17) 34 TRY: Penalty Try, Gabriel N’Gandebe, Florian Verhaegue (2). CON: Anthony Belleau (4). PEN: Anthony Belleau (2). Ireland (13) 13 TRY: Peter Claffey, James Ryan. PEN: Johnny McPhillips. Ireland U20’s recorded their second loss of this season’s Six Nations Tournament going down 34 – 13 to France in Narbonne after an entertaining first half. […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for France v Ireland U20’s

The Under 20’s were announced yesterday for Friday night’s Six Nations match at Parc des Sports, l’Egassiarial. Kick off 20:05 GMT. There are six changes to the Ireland U20’s that lost to Wales last Friday night. Hugo Keenan moves from wing to full back with Conor O’Brien moving from the bench to fill the wing berth. Conor […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Ireland U20 24 Wales U20 35

Ireland U20 (14) 24 TRY: Cillian Gallagher, Kelvin Brown, Shane Daly. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (3) Wales U20 (20) 35 TRY: Dafydd Hughes, Adam Beard, Dan Jones, Harri Millard. CON: Dan Jones (3). PEN: Dan Jones (3) Ireland U20’s lost out to their Welsh counterparts by 24 – 35 in an entertaining encounter at Donnybrook last night. Ireland’s tries came […]

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2015-16 International Rugby U20 Six Nations

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Wales U20’s Fixture

Teams have been announced for Friday evenings Six Nations clash between Ireland and Wales Under 20’s which takes place at Donnybrook. KO 19:35, live on RTE2. Only two Ulster youngsters have made the cut for the match day squad with Johnny McPhillips starting at out half and Adam McBurney filling the hooking berth for the second year […]