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  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭Lsdrugbyfan

  • Registered Users Posts: 164 ✭✭ljsulster

    Ulster u18 clubs 40-7 EIRA

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭dor843088

    Schools were humbled by the u18 clubs . Pandemic removed their advantage ? Obviously the writing has been on the wall for the schools for a while but bohe pandemic has probably accelerated the process. Haven't produced a half back in 20 years and lions absent on schools players. The future is clubs

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Which province? When? I wouldnt saying writing has been on wall for schools but its good to see gap closing. The future is clubs and schools and more integration between them and doing more to get schools players integrated into clubs and working more to keep people playing into 20s and then full adult level be that J2/3 or AIL and higher up...

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,204 ✭✭✭sprucemoose

    huh? beirne, henderson and murray were all schools players. i presume conan was too but im not certain

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Murray was as much Garryowen as Munchins. 9 who toured at some stage another on that tour. discount Aki as schooled in NZ so different. so its 8. Henshaw and Furlong from clubs backgrounds(both also played in their school but are clubs players....). Kelleher, Porter, Beirne, Henderson, Conan were schools.

    u18/19 sides playing warm ups ahead of interpros. Leinsters 18s sides played Worcester and Gloucester in England yesterday. Munster 18s sch playing 19s and Connacht 18s and 19s playing Ulster in next few days

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond


    Clubs 18s: Leinster 36 Munster 15

    Schools 18s Munster 19 Leinster 17

    19s Leinster 24 Munster 19

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Locke_Lamora

    Ulster u19's were winning 50-14 against connacht whenever I left. Don't know about the u18 clubs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Locke_Lamora

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Leinster win 18s Clubs interpros after 28-14 win over Ulster today, They beat Connacht 31-28 last week. Munster play Connacht tomorrow

    Leinster 18s schools beat Ulster 33-19

    Leinster 19s won interpro title after 28-14 win over Ulster. Munster play Connacht tomorrow

    Both games tomorrow are in UL

  • Registered Users Posts: 762 ✭✭✭starkid

    Henshaw played schools. Sexton played schools. Leinster schools have developed plenty of half backs

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Connacht beat Munster in 18s

    Munster won 19s

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Munster u16/18 first phase draws made

    good to see nearly 50 teams in each competition for phase 1 and always is potential for extra teams to be added to phase 2 bowl if clubs feel they have enough players later on to field a second team


    conference 1

    Shannon, Garryowen, Young Munster, Kilrush, Charleville, Ennis

    Conference 2

    Killorglin, Listowel, Chorca Dhuibhne, Killarney, Tralee, Newcastle West, Castleisland

    Conference 3

    Nenagh, Thurles, Mallow, Cashel, Kanturk, Bruff

    Conference 4

    Skibbereen, Clonakilty Green, Crosshaven, Bantry Bay, Kinsale, Clonakilty Red, Bandon

    Conference 5

    Old Christians, Dolphin, Ballincollig, Highfield, Cork Con, Douglas-Muskerry

    Conference 6

    Clonmel, Fethard, Waterpark, Waterford City, Carrick on Suir, Fermoy, Dungarvan Blue

    Conference 7

    Youghal, Mitchelstown, Dungarvan White, Midleton, Sundays Well, Cobh 

    Under 18

    Conference 1

    Garryowen, Richmond-Marys, Young Munster, UL Bohs-Newport, Shannon, Senans, Old Crescent

    Conference 2

    Newcastle West, Mallow, Tralee, Killorglin-Iveragh, Killarney, Chorca Dhuibhne, Abbeyfeale-Listowel

    Conference 3

    Ennis Red, Bruff White, Nenagh, Ennis Black, Cashel-Thurles, Galtee Rugby, Bruff Yellow

    Conference 4

    Bandon, Kanturk, Kinsale, Skibbereen, Bantry Bay, Crosshaven, Clonakilty

    Conference 5

    Carrigaline-Dolphin, Highfield, Old Christians, Cork Con, Sundays Well, Muskerry, Ballincollig

    Conference 6

    Cobh, Youghal, Dungarvan, Waterpark, Clonmel, Waterford City-Carrick on Suir, Midleton, Fermoy

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 15,140 Mod ✭✭✭✭Quin_Dub

    Ennis and Bruff have 2 teams each at U18 and they manage to put them all in the same group?

    Could they not have swapped them around with other North Munster teams?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    would have made more sense. wanted to keep all city teams together i guess...

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 15,140 Mod ✭✭✭✭Quin_Dub

    It's just lazy to be honest.

    I'd assume that both clubs probably have picked a strong "A" team and then a second squad made up of mostly U17's and some others.

    Putting them all into the same group just squeezes those teams out in the early phase.

    They could have easily swapped out two teams with the "city" group without any impact.

    Travelling to Ennis/Bruff isn't any more difficult than the city clubs travelling to Senans.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    It is lazy to an extent. Yes i will assume both clubs have an 'A' and 'B' side but the sides wont be squeezed out. they;ll still play phase 1 and have qualifiction for plate or bowl after christmas. Maybe the 2 clubs wanted it this way as well

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

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    Any particular players you've heard are worth watching out Lost Ormond?

    How come Ruadhan Quinn isn't included in the U19 squad?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭Lsdrugbyfan

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,920 ✭✭✭✭stephen_n

  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭Lsdrugbyfan

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Locke_Lamora

    No evan O'Connell or joe hopes is a surprise if they arent injured. Both started in the row for the u18s last year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Could be 20s. Evan o connell didn't train with the munster 19s for most of summer and only came back for interpros as was with academy/pros all summer. Hasn't heard was injured...

  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭Lsdrugbyfan

    Ireland U19 Squad


    Jacob Boyd (Ulster/RBAI)

    Adam Deay (Leinster/Lansdowne FC)

    Andrew Sparrow (Leinster/St Mary’s College

    Adam Wrona (Munster/Christian Brothers Cork)

    Grant Palmer (Leinster/Wexford Wanderers RFC)

    Flynn Longstaff (Ulster/Campbell College)


    Stephen Smyth (Leinster/Kilkenny College)

    Zac Solomon (Ulster/Campbell College)


    Mark Lee (Ulster/Rainey Old Boys RFC)

    James McKillop (Ulster/Foyle College)

    Blayze Molloy (Connacht/Ballina RFC/Clongowes)

    Luke O’Connor (Leinster/Lansdowne FC)


    Sean Edogbo (Munster/UCC RFC)

    Max Flynn (Connacht/Corinthians RFC/Roscrea CC)

    Bryn Ward (Ulster/RBAI)

    Richard Whelan (Leinster/Roscrea CC)

    Josh Stevens (Ulster/Methodist College)


    Tadhg Brophy (Leinster/Newbridge College)

    Oliver Coffey (Leinster/Blackrock College)

    Jake O’Riordan (Munster/St Munchins)


    Tom Larke (Leinster/Old Wesley RFC)

    Sean Naughton (Leinster/Kilkenny College)

    Outside Backs

    Sean Condon (UCC/Munster)

    Jules Fenelon (Leinster/St Michaels College)

    Ethan Graham (Ulster/Ballynahinch RFC)

    Ben McFarlane (Ulster/Methodist College)

    Hugo McLaughlin (Leinster/Gonzaga College)

    Ben O’Connor (Munster/PBC)

    Wilhelm de Klerk (Leinster/St Michaels College)

    Rory Ellerby (Ulster/RBAI)

    Finn Treacy (Leinster/Presentation College Bray)

    Lucas Kenny (Uster/Campbell College)

    Luke Kritzinger (Leinster/Blackrock College)

  • Registered Users Posts: 882 ✭✭✭Lsdrugbyfan

    Ireland U18 Schools Squad:


    James Wyse (Leinster/Clongowes Wood College)

    Adam Watchcorn (Leinster/Kilkenny College)

    Emmett Calvey (Munster/Ard Scoil Ris)

    Mark Fitzgerald (Munster/Crescent College)


    Tom Stewart (Leinster/St Michael’s College)

    Mikey Yarr (Leinster/Blackrock College)


    Michael Foy (Munster/Christian Brothers College)

    Eanna McCarthy (Munster/Christian Brothers College)

    Alex Mullan (Leinster/Blackrock College)

    Alan Spicer (Leinster/Belvedere College)


    Jack Angulo (Leinster/Blackrock College)

    Oisin Minogue (Munster/St Munchins)

    Alex Usuanov (Leinster/Belvederd College)

    James White (Leinster/St Michael’s College)

    Luke Murphy (Munster/Ard Scoil Ris)

    Aaron O’Brien (Leinster/St Mary’s College)

    Jack Ryan (Munster/Rockwell College)


    David Armstrong (Ulster/Methodist College)

    Clarke Logan (Ulster/Coleraine Grammar School)

    Marcus Lyons (Munster/Crescent College)


    Oscar Davey (Munster/Crescent College)

    Paddy Taylor (Leinster/Newbridge College)

    Outside Backs

    Fionn Casserly (Munster/Crescent College)

    Tom Coughlan (Munster/Presentation Brothers Cork)

    Andrew Cosgrave (Leinster/St Michaels College)

    Ciaran Managan (Leinster/Newbridge College)

    Charlie Molony (Leinster/Blackrock College)

    Evan Moynihan (Leinster/St Marys College)

    Gene O’Leary Kareem (Munster/Presentation Brothers Cork)

    Jed O’Dwyer (Munster/Crescent College)

    Andre Ryan (Leinster/Belvedere College)

    Johnny Scott (Ulster/Dromore High School)

    Matthew Te Pou (Munster/St Munchins)

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ulsteru20s

    This is my first year following this.

    I noticed that there isn't a ton of carryover from the under 18s schools festival team last spring to the under 19s squad named. Only 12. Multiple guys i found impressive didnt make it.

    Is that normal?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,787 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Yes. Though some from the 18s festival could have been 17s so playing 18s again. Others could now be 20s, playing up.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭LRind2008

    So St.Michaels will be competing in the world rugby schools competition this year, do they have a strong SCT this year or they likely going to get pumped by Grey,Milfield and hamilton at the festival.

    Who are considered favourites this year for the LSSC this year?