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Young Talent In Action For Munster & Ireland U20s

3rd January 2019 By The Editor


Shannon's Jake Flannery lines up a kick at goal for the Ireland U20s.

The Ireland U20s played their annual Christmas fixtures against Leinster and Munster A/Development selections last month with a number of young Munster players impressing for both Munster and Ireland.

See the best photos from the games here.

The challenge matches form part of the Ireland U20s’ preparations for the upcoming 6 Nations Championship with both home games – against England and France – to be played at Irish Independent Park. See full fixture details and buy tickets here.

Ireland produced a high-quality second half performance to claim a 38-17 win over a Leinster Development XV at Donnybrook in their opening fixture two weeks ago.

Munster men Jake Flannery, Jonathan Wren and John Hodnett were among the try-scorers with full team details below.

Read the full match report here.

Ireland U20s (v Leinster): Jake Flannery (Shannon/Munster); Angus Kernohan (Queen’s University/Ulster), Seán French (Cork Constitution/Munster), Stewart Moore (Malone/Ulster), James McCarthy (UL Bohemians/Munster); Harry Byrne (Lansdowne/Leinster), Craig Casey (Shannon/Munster); Michael Milne (UCD/Leinster), Dylan Tierney (Corinthians/Connacht), Ryan Lomas (Galwegians/Connacht), Bradley Luney (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster) (capt), Niall Murray (Buccaneers/Connacht), Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere/Leinster), John Hodnett (UCC/Munster).

Replacements used: Billy Scannell (Young Munster/Munster), Josh Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster), Tom Clarkson (Dublin University/Leinster), JJ McKee (Ballymena/Ulster), Cian Huxford (Corinthians/Connacht), Colm Reilly (Buccaneers/Connacht), David Hawkshaw (Clontarf/Leinster), Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch/Ulster), Conor Phillips (Young Munster/Munster), Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution/Munster).

The second game saw the Ireland U20s earn another victory against a Munster A/Development selection thanks to a 24-20 win at Irish Independent Park.

Luke Clohessy and Alan Tynan touched down for Munster as Ben Healy kicked two conversions and two penalties.

UCC’s John Hodnett scored a try for Ireland with Jake Flannery kicking a conversion.

Read the full match report here.

See full team line-ups below.

Munster A/Development: Alan Tynan; Conor Phillips, Alex McHenry, Tommy Downes, James McCarthy; Ben Healy, Jack Stafford; Shane O’Hanlon, Billy Scannell, Keynan Knox, Sean O’Connor (capt), Eoin O’Connor, Jack Daly, Dan Walsh, Luke Clohessy.

Replacements used: Eoghan Clarke, Aaron Hennessy, Luke Masters, Dave Hyland, Colm Reilly (Buccaneers/Connacht), Liam Coombes, Ollie Morris (Saracens/IQ Rugby).

Ireland U20s: Jake Flannery (Shannon/Munster); Jonathan Wren (Cork Constitution/Munster), Sean French (Cork Constitution/Munster), David Hawkshaw (Clontarf/Leinster), Liam Turner (Dublin University/Leinster); Harry Byrne (Lansdowne/Leinster), Craig Casey (Shannon/Munster) (capt); Josh Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster), Dylan Tierney (Corinthians/Connacht), Tom Clarkson (Dublin University/Leinster), JJ McKee (Ballymena/Ulster), Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster), Niall Murray (Buccaneers/Connacht), Martin Moloney (Old Belvedere/Leinster), John Hodnett (UCC/Munster).

Replacements used: John McKee (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Michael Milne (UCD/Leinster), Ryan Lomas (Galwegians/Connacht), Brian Deeny (Clontarf/Leinster), Ronan Watters (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), David McCann (Banbridge/Ulster), Caolan Englefield (London Irish/IQ Rugby), Bruce Houston (Ballymena/Ulster), Conor Hayes (Young Munster/Munster), Iwan Hughes (Ballynahinch/Ulster).

6 Nations Rugby In Cork

Friday, February 1, 2019

Ireland U20s v England U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here

Friday, March 8, 2019

Ireland U20s v France U20s, Irish Independent Park, 7.15pm; Buy tickets here

Ticket Pricing

Family Terrace (2 adults & 2 Juniors): €30

Adult Stand: €20

Adult Terrace: €15

Junior (U16) Terrace or Stand: €10

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