Garryowen, UL Bohemians and UCC players amongst Irish U20s XV to face France

Irish U20s coach Noel McNamara has named nine new caps in his team to face France in the Six Nations opener in Brive on Friday night [KO 8pm Irish time, RTÉ 2].

The side sees three Munster players selected with Garryowen’s David McCarthy at centre, UL Bohemian’s James McCarthy on the wing and the only Munster forward selected sees UCC’s Jack O’Sullivan start at number 8.

Diarmuid Barron (Garryowen), Ronan Coffey (Shannon) and James French (UCC) are the other Munster representatives to make the match day squad.

In the front-row, props Jordan Duggan and Jack Aungier will start alongside hooker Ronan Kelleher. Cormac Daly and Jack Dunne are named in the second row, with Matthew Dalton, Aaron Halland Number 8 Jack O’Sullivan in the back row.

Scrum-half Jonny Stewart will partner out-half Harry Byrne, with David McCarthy and Captain Tommy O’Brien lining out in the centres. Michael Silvester is at full-back, with James McCarthy and Peter Sullivan on the wings.

Ahead of the side departing for France, McNamara said

“We’ve had a good build up over the past few months, and it’s an exciting time for the players as well as the coaching team.

France is never an easy place to go to play, and we’re expecting a large and noisy crowd at the game, but it’s a good challenge for the players everyone involved is looking forward to getting the campaign underway on Friday night.”

Ireland take on France at Stade Amédée Domenech in Brive on Friday night.

Ireland U20 v France:

15. Michael Silvester (Dublin University/Leinster)
14. Peter Sullivan (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)
13. David McCarthy (Garryowen/Munster)
12. Tommy O’Brien (UCD RFC/Leinster) (captain)
11. James McCarthy (UL Bohemian/Munster)
10. Harry Byrne (UCD RFC/Leinster)
9. Jonny Stewart (Queen’s University RFC/Ulster)

1. Jordan Duggan (Naas/Leinster)
2. Ronan Kelleher (UCD/ Leinster)
3. Jack Aungier (St. Mary’s College RFC/Leinster)
4. Cormac Daly (Clontarf FC/Leinster)
5. Jack Dunne (Dublin University FC/Leinster)
6. Matthew Dalton (Malone RFC/Ulster)
7. Aaron Hall (Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
8. Jack O’Sullivan (UCC RFC/Munster)


16. Diarmuid Barron (Garryowen FC/Munster)
17. James French (UCC RFC/Munster)
18.Tom O’Toole (Banbridge RFC/Ulster)
19. Ronan Coffey (Shannon RFC/Munster)
20. Sean Masterson (Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
21. Hugh O’Sullivan (Clontarf FC/Leinster)
22. Angus Curtis (Queen’s University RFC/Ulster)
23. Angus Kernohan (Ballymena RFC/Ulster)

Social Sharing

Posted in

Raffaele Rocca

LISTEN: The Breakdown EP75 with Sporting Limerick & Three Red Kings

We look ahead to Munster's trip to Castres with van Graan's side knowing a win will see them ...
Read More

WATCH: Stander recalls past struggles in Europe ahead of Castres trip

Much has been made about Munster's inability to get a bonus point against Castres in Thomond Park last ...
Read More

Joey Carbery returns as Johann van Graan announces side for Castres

The Munster team has been named for Saturday’s Champions Cup clash away to French champions Castres Olympique at ...
Read More

Several All-Limerick pairings as Munster Senior & Junior Schools Cup draw made

The draw for the first and quarter-final rounds of the Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cup ...
Read More

WATCH: van Graan says discipline will be key come Saturday

Johann van Graan brings his Munster side to Castres this Saturday with his side in a very good ...
Read More

WATCH: CJ Stander wary of Castres backlash “It’s a difficult place to play”

Munster travel to Castres this Saturday after comprehensively overcoming the French side in Thomond Park last Sunday. Munster ...
Read More

LISTEN: Crescent College and St Munchins to meet in Schools Charity Cup Final

Crescent College Comprehensive and St. Munchins College will compete in the Charity Cup final tomorrow at the Markets ...
Read More

WATCH: Conor Murray looking to halt Castres momentum in France

Akin to the Munster sides in the first decade of the 2000's who's gameplam relied heavily on a ...
Read More