2024 U20's

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Big-al wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:42 am
UlsterNo9 wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:46 pm
CIMANFOREVER wrote: Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:23 pm Not sure which thread this belongs, but as we're talking U20s, A comment on matches played away from Aviva. Munster host Crusaders in Cork in front of 40k, Leinster have their annual 2/3 soirees at Aviva. Both are first up for touring teams, U20s internationals etc. Connacht and ourselves get square root of FA to raise funds.
We can argue that both have earned the right, but you really gotta wonder......
France and England take their international teams around the country. Wales I think have done likewise. We've had little or nothing, poor BABAs game aside. Not sure if Westies gave had anything.
UR in fairness taking Ulster to Cavan was the correct call.

We really see where we're placed in the hierarchy of IRFU priorities
Fear not, we'll have a 30,000 plus stadium up the Andystown road to use soon
Wouldn’t bet the house on it. DUP looked delighted to take up the communities minister on Saturday.
To play Ulster and NI matches... surreal. Huge stadium for free fast tracked on the premise of a couple of potential NI matches.. i wonder is it in the contract agreement that it belongs to UK taxpayers and not the GAA, so they can't give all this oul foreign sports ballix? Isn't Ulster GAAthe most militant? They can always fill it with Wolftones comeback tour gigs i suppose.
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Maybe they will get more funding for Ulster rugby? Is Casement is above the allocated budget, then Ulsters (& the IFA’s) must have their budget increased also.
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Big-al wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:12 am Maybe they will get more funding for Ulster rugby? Is Casement is above the allocated budget, then Ulsters (& the IFA’s) must have their budget increased also.
More need to get a new board in, than give more money to the incumbent spoofers.
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So It Is wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:48 am
Big-al wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:12 am Maybe they will get more funding for Ulster rugby? Is Casement is above the allocated budget, then Ulsters (& the IFA’s) must have their budget increased also.
More need to get a new board in, than give more money to the incumbent spoofers.
You're both correct, but SII' s suggestion has to be biggest priority Al. UR is a f#cking rotten onion, the more layers you peel back....
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IRELAND U20S V ITALY - FRIDAY 7:15PM KO VIRGIN MEDIA TWO / BBC iPLAYER & WEBSITE

15. Ben O’Connor (UCC RFC/Munster)
14. Finn Treacy (Galwegians RFC/Connacht)
13. Wilhelm de Klerk (UCD RFC/Leinster)
12. Hugh Gavin (Galwegians RFC/Connacht)
11. Hugo McLaughlin (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)
10. Jack Murphy (Clontarf FC/Leinster)
9. Oliver Coffey (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)

1. Alex Usanov (Clontarf FC/Leinster)
2. Stephen Smyth (Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
3. Jacob Boyd (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
4. Alan Spicer (UCD RFC/Leinster)
5. Evan O’Connell (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster)(captain)
6. Joe Hopes (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
7. Bryn Ward (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
8. Luke Murphy (Shannon RFC/Munster)

Replacements:
16. Danny Sheahan (Cork Constitution FC/Munster)
17. Ben Howard (Terenure College RFC/Leinster)
18. Patreece Bell (Sale Sharks/IQ Rugby)
19. Billy Corrigan (Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
20. Sean Edogbo (UCC RFC/Munster)
21. Tadhg Brophy (Naas RFC/Leinster)
22. Sean Naughton (Galway Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
23. Ethan Graham (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster).
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Thought Boyd went well when he came on last week. No Gleeson without explanation is strange
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DodgyEverything wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:02 pm Thought Boyd went well when he came on last week. No Gleeson without explanation is strange
Turnips have a game next Friday and likely want him to be training for that. Infu rank the provinces higher than u20s in terms of priority.
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MightyRearranger wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:23 pm
DodgyEverything wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:02 pm Thought Boyd went well when he came on last week. No Gleeson without explanation is strange
Turnips have a game next Friday and likely want him to be training for that. Infu rank the provinces higher than u20s in terms of priority.
Picked up a knock against France apparently, so be interesting to see if he is sent back next week. Remember Stockdale being with Ulster rather than the 20s during the 6N also
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Ireland 23-22 Italy.

Ireland lots of errors and missed tackles got out of jail in Cork.
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Quite right Neill. But for an either brilliant or lucky steal in the eighty oddth minute, the Italians would (and should) have won.
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IRELAND U20S V WALES - FRIDAY 7:15PM KICK OFF IN CORK
TV - BBC WEBSITE & IPLAYER / RTE2 / S4C / SUPER SPORT

15. Ben O’Connor (UCC RFC/Munster)
14. Finn Treacy (Galwegians RFC/Connacht)
13. Wilhelm de Klerk (UCD RFC/Leinster)
12. Hugh Gavin (Galwegians RFC/Connacht)
11. Hugo McLaughlin (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)
10. Jack Murphy (Clontarf FC/Leinster)
9. Oliver Coffey (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
1. Ben Howard (Terenure College RFC/Leinster)
2. Henry Walker (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
3. Patreece Bell (Sale Sharks/IQ Rugby)
4. Joe Hopes (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
5. Evan O’Connell (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster)(captain)
6. Sean Edogbo (UCC RFC/Munster)
7. Bryn Ward (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
8. Luke Murphy (Shannon RFC/Munster)

Replacements:
16. Danny Sheahan (Cork Constitution FC/Munster)
17. Alex Usanov (Clontarf FC/Leinster)
18. Jacob Boyd (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
19. Billy Corrigan (Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
20. Tom Brigg (Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
21. Tadhg Brophy (Naas RFC/Leinster)
22. Sean Naughton (Galway Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
23. Davy Colbert (Dublin University FC/Leinster).
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CIMANFOREVER wrote: Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:23 pm We can argue that both have earned the right, but you really gotta wonder......
Not really. Why would anyone big want to come and play us?

Leinster play Munster at the Aviva as they mostly fill it - and easily beat the RDS capacity.
RDS wasn't full a couple of months back when we played in D4.
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Amiga500 wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:02 pm
CIMANFOREVER wrote: Sun Feb 04, 2024 1:23 pm We can argue that both have earned the right, but you really gotta wonder......
Not really. Why would anyone big want to come and play us?

Leinster play Munster at the Aviva as they mostly fill it - and easily beat the RDS capacity.
RDS wasn't full a couple of months back when we played in D4.
Who agrees who touring international teams play? I'm not talking about Crusaders Vs Munster- different thing.
Maoris or SA select would fill Ravenhill.
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Zac ward picked in the sevens squad for this weekend. Assume that the Olympic squad will come from this group so no baloucoune.

Ireland Men’s Sevens Squad (HSBC SVNS Series – Vancouver Leg):
Niall Comerford (UCD RFC)
Jordan Conroy (Buccaneers RFC)
Sean Cribbin (Suttonians RFC)
Billy Dardis (Terenure College RFC)
Ed Kelly (Dublin University FC)
Terry Kennedy (St Mary’s College RFC)
Hugo Lennox (Skerries RFC)
Matthew McDonald (Ireland Sevens)
Harry McNulty (UCD RFC)(captain)
Gavin Mullin (UCD RFC)
Chay Mullins (Galway Corinthians RFC/Connacht/IQ Rugby)
Connor O’Sullivan (Lansdowne FC)
Zac Ward (Ballynahinch RFC)
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Bryn Ward is having a smashing tournament, I really like the look of him - nuggety build and a cracking carrier, and a real grafter. Hopes playing well too. Interesting that Sheehan has been dropped the last 2 games, his lineout throwing has let him down, interested to see how Walker does
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