Tommy O Brien

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Ireland centre  Seán O’Brien makes in action during the relegation playoff against Japan at the World Rugby Under-20 Championships in Beziers. Photograph: Alexandre Dimou/Inpho/World Rugby

Ireland Under-20 39 Japan Under-20 33 Ireland survived a tense finale to preserve their status as an elite team for next season’s Under-20 World Cham(...)

Michael Silvester is tackled during Ireland’s defeat to Scotland in Perpignan. Photograph: Pascal Rodriguez/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 29 Scotland Under-20 45 The imprecision and morass of errors that pockmarked previous defeats in the tournament resurfaced again as (...)

The Georgia team celebrate scoring a try during their win over Ireland at the under-20 World Cup in France. Photo: Inpho

Ireland under-20 20 Georgia under-20 24 Ireland suffered a third consecutive defeat in the Under-20 World Championship in Narbonne and will now conte(...)

Ireland’s Hugh O’Sullivan celebrates scoring his side’s  second try  in the  World Rugby Under-20 Championship at  Stade Aime-Giral in Perpignan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

France Under-20 26 Ireland Under-20 24 Fortune doesn’t always favour the brave because if it did, Ireland would have won their opening World Under-20(...)

France Under-20 v Ireland Under-20, Stade Aime-Giral (8.0, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) As assignments go, this one is a doozey. Noel McNamara’s Ir(...)

Noel McNamara has named his team to play France in the Under-20 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has named six players with World Cup experience for the tournament’s opening game against hosts France on We(...)

 Diarmuid Barron, Caelan Doris and Matthew Agnew at the announcement of the  squad for the U-20 World Cup in France at Spencer Dock in Dublin yesterday. Inpho: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A new captain, five uncapped players, a coaching team trimmed by one and injuries to a couple of key players represent an overview of the challenges f(...)

England’s Joe Heyes score a try during the Under-20 Six Nations Championship match against Ireland at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

England Under-20 48 Ireland U-20 15 The final scoreline seems ludicrous when parsed against the first 60 minutes of the contest at which juncture Ire(...)

Tommy O’Brien at the Ireland Under-20’s Captain’s Run in Donnybrook, Dublin on Thursday.   Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 v Scotland Under-20 Donnybrook (Friday 7.15, live on RTÉ 2) Ireland coach Noel McNamara has shuffled his resources to give players (...)

James Hume  with Michael Lowry after their under-19 friendly match against Japan last March. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Noel McNamara has made three changes from the side that beat Italy 38-34 for the Under-20 Six Nations Championship match against Wales o(...)

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