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Top Young Fullbacks in Ireland

  • 10-02-2021 11:26am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    23 and under:

    1. Jordan Larmour(23/Leinster)
    2. Ethan McIlroy(20/Ulster)
    3. Mike Lowry(22/Ulster)
    4. Jake Flannery(21/Munster)
    5. Oran McNulty(20/Connacht)

    Not the strongest position throughout the provinces, it will be interesting to see who gets the nod there for Ireland u20 this summer.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    No Mike Lowry? Really?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,046 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    No Mike Lowry? Really?

    That one is a suprise to me also. Easily no 2 on this list


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    That one is a suprise to me also. Easily no 2 on this list

    Jordan Larmour top of both wing and FB lists - Lowry not anywhere on FB or outhalf list.

    Bloody Bayern.

    WE SEE WHAT YOU'RE UP TO.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    No Mike Lowry? Really?

    completely forgot about him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,793 ✭✭✭ Paul Smeenus


    I really would swap Lowry and Mcilroy there, but opinions are like ****holes etc etc


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    I really would swap Lowry and Mcilroy there, but opinions are like ****holes etc etc

    I think McIlroy is a potential international at 15, dunno about Lowry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭ redmca2


    Jimmy O'Brien ???


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    redmca2 wrote: »
    Jimmy O'Brien ???

    He and Keenan are both 24.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64 ✭✭ alanb92


    McNulty really impressed me for last year's u20's. He was helped by playing behind a huge pack which provided the backs with great ball, but his skillset really impressed me nevertheless. Agreed re McIlroy - looks like he has all the tools to be a top fullback in time too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,997 ✭✭✭ AbusesToilets


    Carberry should be on this list


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  • Subscribers Posts: 36,269 ✭✭✭✭ sydthebeat


    Carberry should be on this list

    23 and under?

    Joey is 25


  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭ Lucas44


    Max O’reilly surely has to be on this? Jamie Osborne too but may be a tad early to throw him in


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    Lucas44 wrote: »
    Max O’reilly surely has to be on this? Jamie Osborne too but may be a tad early to throw him in

    does he? wasn't 1st choice for his irish u20 side and hardly been excellent for leinster this season. Very raw.

    Osborne not considered, seems to be more focused on centre these days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭ Lucas44


    bayern wrote: »
    does he? wasn't 1st choice for his irish u20 side and hardly been excellent for leinster this season. Very raw.

    Osborne not considered, seems to be more focused on centre these days.

    Most u21 players tend to be raw. He’s made appearances for leinster at 15 while flannery & mcnulty are playing elsewhere in A games. Would of backed him to start if there was a jwc last year, struggled with injuries before six nations


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    he has made appearances for Leinster due to a rash of injuries, not because he is an outstanding talent who was demanding selection based on his performances for Leinster A.


  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭ Lucas44


    bayern wrote: »
    he has made appearances for Leinster due to a rash of injuries, not because he is an outstanding talent who was demanding selection based on his performances for Leinster A.[

    can’t have flannery on this list when he’s playing 12/ second choice 10 for Munster A meanwhile the other is playing for leinster in the pro14 was my point.. would be like putting Cormac foley down as a centre coming through cause he played there underage


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    You can and I did, if Flannery was on leinsters books he'd be playing 15 ahead of O'Reilly. Simple.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,269 ✭✭✭ realhorrorshow


    I've always thought O'Reilly would end up in the Sevens programme.


  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭ Lucas44


    bayern wrote: »
    You can and I did, if Flannery was on leinsters books he'd be playing 15 ahead of O'Reilly. Simple.

    Right you hold onto your hopes that munsters 5th choice 10 will be a top fullback in a few years and il take the actual fullback that has made his debut for leinster.


  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭ Lucas44


    I've always thought O'Reilly would end up in the Sevens programme.

    He might well spend a stint of time in there similarly to Shane Daly, Keenan and Jimmy O’Brien as his skills translate to the game well


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,033 ✭✭✭ nerd69


    Lucas44 wrote: »
    Right you hold onto your hopes that munsters 5th choice 10 will be a top fullback in a few years and il take the actual fullback that has made his debut for leinster.

    Saying one is better than the other is fine but it's a bit disingenuous to dismiss flannery as a 5th choice 10 when he's been a fullback first and foremost and played fullback for the irish 20s the year before rielly he only started playing 10 after harry byrne and Ben healy got hurt


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    nerd69 wrote: »
    Saying one is better than the other is fine but it's a bit disingenuous to dismiss flannery as a 5th choice 10 when he's been a fullback first and foremost and played fullback for the irish 20s the year before rielly he only started playing 10 after harry byrne and Ben healy got hurt

    O'Reilly also didn't make irish u20 squad when competing with Flannery for a spot in 2019.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,269 ✭✭✭ realhorrorshow


    bayern wrote: »
    O'Reilly also didn't make irish u20 squad when competing with Flannery for a spot in 2019.

    O'Reilly was u19 in 2019.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    O'Reilly was u19 in 2019.

    He was out of school as a u19... he was in wider u20 training group but failed to make u20 squad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,033 ✭✭✭ nerd69


    bayern wrote: »
    He was out of school as a u19... he was in wider u20 training group but failed to make u20 squad.

    To be fair a year makes a huge difference at that stage


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    nerd69 wrote: »
    To be fair a year makes a huge difference at that stage

    Maybe.. the top prospects usually play u20 a year young if they are out of school though.

    O'Reilly is a good prospect but he isn't an elite one for me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,099 ✭✭✭ TRC10


    bayern wrote: »
    Maybe.. the top prospects usually play u20 a year young if they are out of school though.

    O'Reilly is a good prospect but he isn't an elite one for me.

    It depends, some players have 2 years of 20s and some players only have 1 year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,024 bayern


    TRC10 wrote: »
    It depends, some players have 2 years of 20s and some players only have 1 year.

    Yes and oreilly had 2 years but didn't make the squad the 1st year as a u19 when he was competing with Flannery, Wren etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭ Lucas44


    nerd69 wrote: »
    Saying one is better than the other is fine but it's a bit disingenuous to dismiss flannery as a 5th choice 10 when he's been a fullback first and foremost and played fullback for the irish 20s the year before rielly he only started playing 10 after harry byrne and Ben healy got hurt

    Flannery played 10 for rockwell & Munster in every age grade, largely was second fiddle to Ben Healy at 10 and actually never played 15 until Irish 20s... if he’s second choice 10 for Munster a behind Crowley that makes him 5th choice.. jj carberry healy Crowley then him


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  • Registered Users Posts: 360 ✭✭ Lucas44


    bayern wrote: »
    Maybe.. the top prospects usually play u20 a year young if they are out of school though.

    O'Reilly is a good prospect but he isn't an elite one for me.

    Max started 15 vs the junior all blacks as an u19, is that elite enough for you?


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