Any word on the Academy?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:29 am

Top Irish U20 prospects from Ulster

Prop

Oscar Egan(Coleraine GS/???) - u19, injured.

Hooker
Tom Stewart(BRA/Ballyahinch) - u19

Lock
Conor McMenamin(Letterkenny RFC/Malone)
Matthew Sands(Newry RFC/Queens) - u19

Backrow
Ryan O'Neill(RSA/Armagh) - injured
David McCann(RBAI/Banbridge)
Charlie Clarke(Rainey OB RFC)

Scrumhalf
Lewis Finlay(Down HS/Malone)
Conor McKee(Sullivan Upper/???) - u19

Outhalf
Greg Hutley(Down HS/Ballyahinch) - u19

Centre
Hayden Hyde(Exile/Ballyahinch)
Ben Power(Campbell/Queens)
Angus Adair(RBAI/Inst) - injured

Back Three
Aaron Sexton(Bangor Grammar/???)
Ethan McIlroy(Methody/Queens)
Luke Pollock(Dalradia/Queens) - u19
Conor Rankin(Campbell/Ballyahinch) - u19
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Knows nothing » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:04 pm

Doak u19

What about good u20's at Ulster?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:09 am

Knows nothing wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:04 pm
Doak u19

What about good u20's at Ulster?
Doak still in school, so not eligible for irish u20's.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Knows nothing » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:15 pm

Bayern wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:09 am
Knows nothing wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:04 pm
Doak u19

What about good u20's at Ulster?
Doak still in school, so not eligible for irish u20's.
Aye thanks

I meant who are the good u20 Ulster players? Most of those listed above are u19.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Knows nothing » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:47 pm

Mckee is Queens. Think Egan is but out possibly for most of the season.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by therealspratt » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:49 pm

Knows nothing wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Mckee is Queens. Think Egan is but out possibly for most of the season.
That's a shame, Egan looks as good a prospect at TH as we've had in a long while, more rounded than O'Toole for my money.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Lurgan Lad » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:25 pm

Thanks for the updates guys, sorry to hear on Egan.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by kingofthehill » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:57 pm

therealspratt wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:49 pm
[quote="Knows nothing" post_id=688502 time=<a href="tel:1569073669">1569073669</a> user_id=5243]
Mckee is Queens. Think Egan is but out possibly for most of the season.
That's a shame, Egan looks as good a prospect at TH as we've had in a long while, more rounded than O'Toole for my money.
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Big shout, I personally can’t see it.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by therealspratt » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:13 pm

kingofthehill wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:57 pm
therealspratt wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:49 pm

That's a shame, Egan looks as good a prospect at TH as we've had in a long while, more rounded than O'Toole for my money.
Big shout, I personally can’t see it.
From what I've seen of him in representative sides he's a big carrier and very solid in the scrum. Thought out of the Ulster u19 front row Stewart is definitely the top prospect, then Egan and after that Saunderson. O'Toole I've never been massively into.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Tap+Go » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:07 pm

Saw some schools posting up re players joining the academy for next year.

Dalriada: James McCormick (Hooker)
Wallace: Nathan Doak (Half back), Reuben Crothers (Back row), Ben Carson (Centre)

While no official announcement yet, word must be out. Any others known yet? Thought RBAI’s Jude Postlethwaite (Centre/Wing) also looked like a good prospect in the cup semifinal.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Kanbei » Tue May 12, 2020 11:09 am

Reuben Crothers (Back Row), Ben Carson (Centre), Nathan Doak (Scrum/Fly Half), Lewis Finlay (Scrum Half), Cormac Izuchukwu (Lock) and Ethan McIlroy (Back Three) have all joined the Academy.

Matthew Dalton, Jack Regan, Matthew Agnew, Joe Dunleavy, Aaron Hall, Graham Curtis and Iwan Hughes have all been cut.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Tue May 12, 2020 11:26 am

Abbey Insurance Ulster Rugby Academy 2020/21 Squad:

Prop
Callum Reid(U22/RBAI)

Hooker
Tom Stewart(U20/BRA)
James McCormick(U19/Dalriada)

Lock
Cormac Izuchukwu(U21/Roscrea)

Backrow
Azur Allison(U23/Ballymena)
Reuben Crothers(U19/Wallace)
Dave McCann(U21/RBAI)

Scrumhalf
Nathan Doak(U20/Wallace)
Lewis Finlay(U21/Down HS)

Outhalf
Bruce Houston(U23/Ballymena)

Centre
Hayden Hyde(U21/Exile)
Ben Carson(U19/Wallace)

Back Three
Ethan McIlroy(U21/Methody)
Conor Rankin(U20/Campbell)
Aaron Sexton(U21/Bangor)

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Setanta » Tue May 12, 2020 11:51 am

Did Dunleavy ever get a run-out?
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Tue May 12, 2020 11:55 am

Setanta wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:51 am
Did Dunleavy ever get a run-out?
Nope.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Notarealdoctor » Tue May 12, 2020 12:17 pm

Kanbei wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 11:09 am
Reuben Crothers (Back Row), Ben Carson (Centre), Nathan Doak (Scrum/Fly Half), Lewis Finlay (Scrum Half), Cormac Izuchukwu (Lock) and Ethan McIlroy (Back Three) have all joined the Academy.

Matthew Dalton, Jack Regan, Matthew Agnew, Joe Dunleavy, Aaron Hall, Graham Curtis and Iwan Hughes have all been cut.
Any word of the players cut moving on to other clubs?

The thing that always baffles me is I expect young players to have a somewhat linear upwards trajectory in their early years, for example Dalton getting appearances at 19 to then not really earn other chances in the following years. It must be so disappointing to earn caps early in the academy to then not get a sniff later on, deserved or not.

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