Noel Mcnamara

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Noel McNamara: “The reality is that the gap from the Under 20s, to the Pro14, to the Champions Cup and indeed to senior international honours is getting smaller and smaller.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 coach Noel McNamara understands the folly of determining success and failure at age-grade level simply by results. It is not that t(...)

David McCann: “It’s a great honour to be asked to captain the side.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho  I

New Irish under-20 captain David McCann said it is a huge honour to be asked to lead the side and the promising Ulster backrow said he can’t wait for (...)

Ireland Under-20 player Tom Clarkson. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland have been drawn alongside France, Argentina and Japan in Pool A in the Under-20 World Championship that takes place in Italy next summer. Noe(...)

Ulster team manager Bryn Cunningham: ‘I came in around November 2014 and we had a very strong first XV on paper that year and in subsequent years but there wasn’t the depth below that.’ Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

It is March 2018, the Belfast rape trial is ongoing, when Ulster hosts a meeting with season ticket holders. The room is soaked in vitriol as supporte(...)

Munster’s Ben Healy,  last year’s Ireland U-20s outhalf, in action in the Guinness PRO14 against Edinburgh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Securing a regular high-level playing outlet for the premier young talent in Irish rugby remains a conundrum for the IRFU. There are a finite number (...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird celebrates his try with Charlie Ryan and Josh Wycherley in their defeat to New Zealand in the World Rugby U20 Championship. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland U-20 17 New Zealand U-20 40 A remarkable season concluded with a typically robust and obdurate performance in the final match of the Under-20(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Baird celebrates his try with Josh Wycherley during the  World Rugby U20 Championship seventh-place playoff against New Zealand  in  Rosario. Photograph:  Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland 17 New Zealand 40 Ireland’s courage in adversity was once again evident but a slow start in which they conceded 26-points left them with too(...)

Ireland’s Brian Deeny in action in the U20 Championship. He   replaces number eight Azur Allison for their final game. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland v New Zealand, Old Resians Club, Rosario, 1pm (5pm Irish time) - Live on Eir Sport Ireland head coach Noel McNamara makes seven changes and (...)

Ireland head coach Noel McNamara addresses the squad  after the victory over Italy in Santa Fe. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

The vista post matchday three at the World Under-20 Championship in Argentina is a familiar one as two more Ireland players are invalided out of the t(...)

Ireland’s Rob Russell scores a try against Italy. Photograph: Pablo Gasparini/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 38 Italy Under-20 14 Ireland’s bonus point victory wasn’t sufficient to see them through to the semi-finals of the World Junior Cham(...)

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