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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    Ireland U-18 Clubs Record Big Win
    18 April 2011, 1:21 pm ::
    Match Report By Editor
    In front of a crowd in excess of 4000 locals the Ireland U 18 Clubs team turned in a convincing performance to beat their French hosts under the Stade Penvilliers floodlights in Quimper, Brittany by 27 points to 14, outscoring France by 3 tries to one.
    The Irish boys started in confident mood taking the game to France and gained an early reward when centre Thomas Daly knocked over a penalty from 35 metres in the opening minutes. From the kick off France pressurised the Irish side but strong defence kept them at bay and a great turnover in mid field saw the ball reach centre Kieran Butler, who made a great midfeld break, to score close to the posts. Daly added the conversion to give Ireland a 10-0 lead after 10 minutes.
    This stung the French into action and after a period of pressure Ireland infringed at the breakdown and France were awarded a penalty which they converted to narrow the gap to 10-3.
    Debutant out half George Cullen, who was having a fine game, threatened the French defence with a side stepping break which took play deep into the French half.
    Ireland were awarded a scrum and scrum half Barry Digby made a sniping break from the base only to be cut down within sight of the French try line. Unfortunately he was penalised for holding on and the French were able to clear their lines.
    On 25 minutes, out half Cullen made another break on the French 22 metre line and good feet and a strong hand off saw him cross for a try which Daly converted once again thus extending the Irish lead to 17-3.
    Ireland won the ball at the kick off but were turned over leading to a period of French pressure. However a well organised Irish defence kept the French at bay but just minutes before half time the French were awarded another breakdown penalty which they converted to trail by 17-6 at half time.
    Ireland made a nervy start to the second half and soon found their lead narrowed as the French scored an unconverted try to narrow the gap to 6 points (17-11).
    Ireland's defence was being truly tested at this period but the French were unable to penetrate a well drilled defence whose committed tackling ensured the Irish line was kept intact.
    The French scrum half was causing problems with breaks from the ruck and he added a penalty 10 minutes into the second half to narrow Ireland's lead to 17-14. Ireland then lost influential out half Cullen to injury.
    This caused a reshuffle to the back line with Daly moving to out half and Conall Doherty replacing Cullen. They also made a front row change with Ryan Furniss replacing Jamie Dever.
    Up front the Irish pack was in control in the lineout with Captain Eoghan Masterson, Sean O'Brien and Ultan Dillane all turning in big performances. Flanker Conor Joyce was also having a big game carrying ball well and making big hits in defence.
    Irish nerves were settled 15 minutes into the second half when Daly, who was having a good night off the tee and in defence, slotted a penalty to extend Ireland's lead to 20-14.
    Ireland, now playing with growing confidence went on the attack and after fine work by the forwards, lock Dillane crossed for Ireland's third try of the match. Once again Daly added the extra points to give Ireland a 13 point lead.
    Coach Greg Lynch then used his bench bringing on replacements Adam Byrne, Dave O'Connell, Eoin Stynes and Josh O'Rourke for Tom Flynn, Sean O'Brien, Barry Digby and Peter Dooley who were unsurprisingly showing signs of tiring in what had been a very physical and quick paced game.
    This was a strong all round team performance with the Irish boys showing great commitment, passion and skill throughout earning them a well deserved first ever victory over France.
    The Ireland U-18 Club team have done very weel this season with a comprehensive win over Germany U-18s and a draw against a combined England Club & School side last weekend.
    Ireland U18s Lineup
    David Panter; Tom Flynn; Kieran Butler; Thomas Daly; Conor Fitzgibbon; George Cullen; Barry Digby; Peter Dooley; George McGuigan; Jamie Dever; Sean O'Brien; Ultan Dillane; Conor Joyce; Eoghan Masterson (c); Akalaque Khan.
    Replacements:
    Ryan Furniss; Josh O'Rourke; Cillian Walsh; David O'Connell; Cronan Gleeson; Eoin Stynes; Conall Doherty; Adam Byrne
    http://www.irishrugby.ie/rugby/22970.php


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    all-ireland u17 final between galwegians and gorey has been deferred from sat to sun the 1st may


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    ormond lad wrote: »
    all-ireland u17 final between galwegians and gorey has been deferred from sat to sun the 1st may
    Final preview here
    Hope both teams play to their potential and show how good youths rugby is


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    Great to see the leinster youths cup finals on in donnybrook over the weekend.
    Youths Finals Set For Donnybrook This Monday...
    29 April 2011, 4:15 pm
    By Editor



    The finals of the McAuley, Culleton and the inaugural Tom D'Arcy competitions for Under-15, 17 and 19 levels respectively will be played in Donnybrook this Bank Holiday Monday with the action kicking off at 12 midday...
    Why not catch a glimpse of the next crop of rising provincial talent on a celebration of Youths rugby... Under-15 Final:
    KO: 12pm - Boyne v Kilkenny

    Under-17 Final:
    KO: 2pm - Navan v Kilkenny

    Under-19 Final:
    KO: 4pm - Boyne v Wicklow

    Entry is €5 for adults while children can attend for free.

    To read more:http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/domestic/newsroom/8007.php


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    ormond lad wrote: »
    all-ireland u17 final between galwegians and gorey has been deferred from sat to sun the 1st may
    galwegians won 20-7
    Galwegians Triumph In Under-17 Final
    2 May 2011, 2:57 pm
    By Editor

    Sunday afternoon's All-Ireland Under-17 Cup final was won by Galwegians, who claimed the title for the first time at this grade. They beat Gorey 20-7 in the decider in Naas.
    IRFU ALL-IRELAND UNDER-17 CUP FINAL: Sunday, May 1
    GALWEGIANS 20 GOREY 7, Forenaughts, Naas RFC

    Scorers: Galwegians: Tries: Paul Power, Sean O'Brien; Cons: Ciaran Gaffney 2; Pens: Ciaran Gaffney 2
    Gorey: Try: Eddie Earle; Con: James Nolan

    After a few close attempts in recent years, Galwegians finally claimed the title of All-Ireland Under-17 champions with a comprehensive and thoroughly deserved win over Leinster Premiership and Plate champions Gorey.

    Playing into the teeth of a strong first half breeze, 'Wegians showed some signs of early nerves but eventually settled into their pattern of play.

    They were making light work of facing the elements with another powerful display from their pack paving the way.

    Their back row combination were beginning to get on top with captain and Ireland underage international Sean O’Brien leading by example, aided and abetted by flankers Ross Kerrigan and John Martin and an impressive front five unit in front of them.

    The Sky Blues had the first chance to take the lead but the stiffening breeze denied out-half Ciaran Gaffney with an early penalty opportunity.

    However, they made the vital breakthrough in the 20th minute when some excellent driving play from the forwards gave scrum half Paul Power the chance to dive over for a well-deserved opening try. Gaffney landed the conversion to put the 'Wegians 7-0 to the good.

    Nonetheless, the Wexford youngsters, in their first national final, were undaunted and they threatened at times to take advantage of the elements in their favour, only to meet a stern defensive wall of resistance.

    And the Connacht side struck a killer blow right on half-time when Gaffney struck a superb penalty from the 10-metre line against the breeze to make it 10-0 at the break.

    Gorey came out all guns blazing in the second half and their pressure was forcing a succession of penalties, which eventually led to the sin-binning of 'Wegians winger Niall Kane for a deliberate knock on.

    However, 'Wegians showed their worth with a remarkable 10 minutes of play with a man down, during which they scored 10 unanswered points.

    Gaffney added a second penalty shortly after the sin-binning when the Sky Blues turned defence into attack, and the defining moment came when skipper O'Brien intercepted a pass and dashed home unopposed to touch down under the posts for a second try.

    Gaffney's conversion made it 20-0, and with the out-half and his half-back colleague Power now in control of the game, the title was all but secured.

    Gutsy Gorey did manage a consolation score on the hour mark with a converted try from their inspirational captain Eddie Earle, but it was a case of too little, too late. The final whistle sparked wild celebrations from the Galwegians supporters on the sidelines.

    GALWEGIANS: P Kitt; N Kane, P O'Donnell, P Hackett, N Grogan; C Gaffney, P Power; M Joyce, C Gavin, D McArdle, S Murray, P Dervan, R Kerrigan, J Martin, S O'Brien (capt).

    Replacements: D Byrne, S Fallon, E O'Brien, E O'Dwyer, E Hughes, F Stoneman, A Butler.

    Referee: Mark Patton (IRFU)

    from: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/23047.php


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    U19 all ireland final, Buccaneers beat Malone 27- 6

    match report http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/23046.php

    Buccaneers Are Crowned Under-19 Champions
    2 May 2011, 12:49 pm
    By Editor
    A storming second half display helped Buccaneers see off Malone at Naas RFC on Sunday to be crowned All-Ireland Under-19 champions. The Athlone youngsters ran out 27-6 winners of a lively final.
    ALL-IRELAND UNDER-19 CUP FINAL: Sunday, May 1
    BUCCANEERS 27 MALONE 6, Forenaughts, Naas RFC

    Scorers: Buccaneers: Tries: Conor Fitzgibbon 2, Jack Carty, Robert Henshaw; Cons: Jack Carty 2; Pen: Jack Carty
    Malone: Pens: Timothy Durkan 2

    In front of a large, vocal crowd, Malone had the assistance of the strong breeze in the opening half and, aided by a Timothy Durkan penalty after just two minutes, settled much quicker.

    However, they found the Buccaneers' defence in resilient and organised form and the midlanders gradually found their rhythm to draw level with a 28th minute penalty from Jack Carty, who has played in the Ulster Bank League this season.

    Malone were back in front just five minutes later, out-half Durkan landing a second penalty. But the Buccs pack had now found the measure of the Belfast youngsters and they opted for scrums from two penalties late in the half.

    From the second of these, Robert Henshaw made the key yardage and Conor Fitzgibbon was on hand to dot down after Barry Digby was stopped close to the try-line.

    Out-half Carty added the conversion with the final kick of the half to edge Buccs into a 10-6 interval lead.

    Two minutes into the second half, captain Carty broke from his own 10-metre line leaving a trail of Malone backs flailing in his wake as he scored a stunning try at the posts.

    He duly converted and the Athlone outfit, fielding a much more incisive back-line, were now in near total command.

    Henshaw finished off further good work by Buccs for their third try ten minutes later, while errors in the Malone defence gifted Fitzgibbon his second and Buccs' fourth try to complete the scoring in the final quarter.

    Buccaneers, for whom Ireland Under-20 international Daniel Qualter was outstanding, had too much all round class and pace and although this gallant Malone team battled to the bitter end, Buccs richly deserved this All-Ireland triumph.

    BUCCANEERS: C.Boland; C.Seery, R.Henshaw, M.Corbett, C.FitzGibbon; J.Carty (captain), B.Digby; B.Teape, C.Hanniffy, D.Higgins; J.Dooley, E.Casey; E.McBrearty, A.Connaughton and D.Qualter. Replacements:- J.Donoghue (for Casey, inj.), L.McLoughlin (for Higgins), G.Carey (for Teape), A. McArdle (for Corbett), C. O’Reilly (for Digby), J. Maguire (for McBrearty) and R.Corcoran (for Seery).

    MALONE: P.Whelan; K.Martin, J.Malcolm, J.Martin, J.McMurtry; T.Durkan, B.Uprichard; S.Magill, A.McKenzie, F.Wilson; C.Davidson, L.Creighton; M.Dowds, Z.Devine and J.Ogilby (captain). Replacements used:- T.Acheson, J.Neill, C.McGouran, R.Taylor, S.Carse, B.Wort and D.Drysedale.

    Referee: Brian McNeice (IRFU)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,976 ✭✭✭ profitius


    ormond lad wrote: »
    Ireland U-18 Clubs Record Big Win
    18 April 2011, 1:21 pm ::

    In front of a crowd in excess of 4000 locals the Ireland U 18 Clubs team turned in a convincing performance to beat their French hosts under the Stade Penvilliers floodlights in Quimper, Brittany by 27 points to 14, outscoring France by 3 tries to one.

    Heres that match on youtube. Part 1 of 5.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    24th/25th September
    Munster V Ulster
    Connacht V Leinster

    1st /2nd October
    Leinster V Munster

    8th /9th October
    Ulster V Leinster
    Munster V Connaught


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ rugby_fan


    Thanks fr fixtures fr inter pro... Any players we should look out fr during them?!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    rugby_fan wrote: »
    Thanks fr fixtures fr inter pro... Any players we should look out fr during them?!
    prop from nenagh, 1 or 2 backrows from waterpark, winger/centre from waterpark all very good. Dont know too much on players from other regions
    the prop from nenagh is a very good player and if his fitness improves he will walk on to Irish Youths


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  • Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭ Leroy Lita


    ormond lad wrote: »
    prop from nenagh, 1 or 2 backrows from waterpark, winger/centre from waterpark all very good. Dont know too much on players from other regions
    the prop from nenagh is a very good player and if his fitness improves he will walk on to Irish Youths


    what's the prop's name?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    ormond lad wrote: »
    prop from nenagh, 1 or 2 backrows from waterpark, winger/centre from waterpark all very good. Dont know too much on players from other regions
    the prop from nenagh is a very good player and if his fitness improves he will walk on to Irish Youths
    Leroy Lita wrote: »
    what's the prop's name?
    Jonathan Hayes


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ rugby_fan


    Anyone know anythin bout the leinster youths this season, do they have many players from last years panel etc


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    rugby_fan wrote: »
    Anyone know anythin bout the leinster youths this season, do they have many players from last years panel etc
    i think similar to munster a squad of 35 or 36 has been picked and they are training 3-4 times a week and will be playing warm up games soon enough if not already. the munster youths have played the u18 schools in a challange game already and they will be playing each other again before the interpros


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ rugby_fan


    ormond lad wrote: »
    i think similar to munster a squad of 35 or 36 has been picked and they are training 3-4 times a week and will be playing warm up games soon enough if not already. the munster youths have played the u18 schools in a challange game already and they will be playing each other again before the interpros


    Thanks OL, How did the Munster Youths get on against the schools?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    ormond lad wrote: »
    i think similar to munster a squad of 35 or 36 has been picked and they are training 3-4 times a week and will be playing warm up games soon enough if not already. the munster youths have played the u18 schools in a challange game already and they will be playing each other again before the interpros
    rugby_fan wrote: »
    Thanks OL, How did the Munster Youths get on against the schools?
    think it was a draw


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    Heard tonight that Alan Quinlan and Andrew Thompson are the new coaches of north munster youths u16 and u17s. Great to see such high profile players getting involved in youths rugby, hopefully they do well and go on to the munster set-up in a few years time and more top level players follow in their footsteps


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,976 ✭✭✭ profitius


    Thats great to see. I'm sure Quinny will have a professional attitude in selecting the teams as well as years of professional knowledge.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    Eoin Reddan recently presented a new Under 19 North Munster Cup at a function in Old Crescent rugby club.
    The U19 Cup was commissioned by Old Crescent and named after Eoin's late mother, Geraldine Reddan, to mark the long association of the Reddan family with Old Crescent and Limerick rugby.
    Eoin presented the new cup and medals to the inaugural winners, the Old Crescent Under 19 squad, who won the North Munster Under 19 Cup Competition at the end of the season.
    Fixtures are up on munsterrugby.ie for all east munster leagues as well as u13-u15 north munster leagues


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ rugby_fan


    Anyone know venues for u18 youths interpro fixtures?!?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    rugby_fan wrote: »
    Anyone know venues for u18 youths interpro fixtures?!?
    Leinster and munster is on in donnybrook, havent heard anything about the other games yet
    Munster have added a few players to their squad who start training on monday, shows mistakes were made in picking the initial squad as afaik all the call ups are in the backs


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ rugby_fan


    thanks:)...thats strange to hear about munster adding to there squad...You would imagine after all the screenings and trials etc they would have there best players selected...you would think the new players will be at a slight disadvantage with all other panel members training throughout the summer..


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    rugby_fan wrote: »
    thanks:)...thats strange to hear about munster adding to there squad...You would imagine after all the screenings and trials etc they would have there best players selected...you would think the new players will be at a slight disadvantage with all other panel members training throughout the summer..
    Not really that strange in hearing players being dropped and picked etc at this stage, Its happened most years recently. From what ive heard the coaches realised that some of the players that had been picked(especially in the backs as this years Munster Pack is super but the backs are not that great in comparison) were not up to interpro standard after seeing them train for the last month or so
    One of the lads called up is from Nenagh and has been training with our AIL team and one of the best skills coaches in the country(Pat Whelan from Nenagh) as well as tipp u17 gaelic football and is an all ireland finalist 100m and 400m so wont be at much of a disadvantage to those in the squad already


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ rugby_fan


    The munster pack will be good this season so will they!?..Yeah thats a valid point I suppose most players that have been brought in have been doing some sort of training, that player from nenagh sounds very talented. Is there many players after been brought in do ya know!?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    rugby_fan wrote: »
    The munster pack will be good this season so will they!?..Yeah thats a valid point I suppose most players that have been brought in have been doing some sort of training, that player from nenagh sounds very talented. Is there many players after been brought in do ya know!?
    The pack should be very strong, Rockwell and some of the other schools have been sniffing around several of the East Munster Players that dominated the u17 competition that helps decide the squad that was played in feb/march
    I think 2 or 3 have been added to the squad but im not sure, it probably will not be any more than that


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ rugby_fan


    sounds like munster will have a strong squad so?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    Thursday, 25th August:
    Yorkshire Schools v Leinster, Leeds, tbc

    Sunday, 28th August:
    Exiles v Leinster, Manchester, tbc

    Wednesday, 14th September:
    Naas v Leinster, Naas RFC, 7.30pm

    Sunday, 25th September
    Connacht v Leinster, Sportsground, 1pm

    Saturday, 1st October
    Leinster v Munster, Donnybrook, 1pm

    Saturday, 8th October:
    Ulster v Leinster, tbc, 1pm


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    Munster play connacht in st senans rfc tomorrow at 1pm in a warm up for the interpros


  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ rugby_fan


    ormond lad wrote: »
    Munster play connacht in st senans rfc tomorrow at 1pm in a warm up for the interpros
    How did that match go!?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,632 ✭✭✭ ormond lad


    ormond lad wrote: »
    Munster play connacht in st senans rfc tomorrow at 1pm in a warm up for the interpros
    rugby_fan wrote: »
    How did that match go!?
    5 tries to 4 to connacht, awful conditions for a game. was pissing rain for the whole game but both teams will be very happy with the run out.
    Munster Youths have games against the schools u18s, clongowes and maybe waterpark u19s in the next few weeks


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