Thursday 21 September 2017

Revealed: Ireland announce squad for upcoming U20 World Championships in Georgia

17 March 2017; Calvin Nash of Ireland is tackled by Dom Morris of England during the RBS U20 Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and England at Donnybrook Stadium in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
17 March 2017; Calvin Nash of Ireland is tackled by Dom Morris of England during the RBS U20 Six Nations Rugby Championship match between Ireland and England at Donnybrook Stadium in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Ireland have today announced their 28-man squad for the U20 World Championships in Georgia which start at the end of this month.

Lansdowne's Paul Boyle will captain the squad, which contains six new caps. Unfortunately for head coach Peter Malone, he is missing a number of key backs through injury, with Jordan Larmour, Tommy O'Brien, Johnny McPhillips and Bill Johnston all sidelined.

Ireland are coming off a mixed U20 Six Nations campaign, with the team winning their opening three fixtures against Scotland, Italy and France before going down to Wales and England.

Last year's tournament saw Ireland give their best ever performance at an U20 World Cup, with Ireland upsetting New Zealand en route to a final defeat to England.

Here is the full squad:

Forwards

Paul Boyle (Lansdowne FC/Leinster) Captain

Charlie Connolly (Dublin University FC/Leinster)

Joey Conway (UL Bohemians RFC/Munster)

Gavin Coombes (Young Munster RFC/Munster)

Peter Cooper (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)

Caelan Doris (St. Mary's College RFC/Leinster)

Oisin Dowling (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)

Jordan Duggan (Naas RFC/Leinster)*

John Foley (Shannon RFC/Munster)

Ronan Kelleher (UCD RFC/Leinster)

Sean Masterson (Corinthians RFC/Connacht)

Tadgh McElroy (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)

Greg McGrath (Lansdowne FC/Leinster)

Marcus Rea (Queen's University Belfast RFC/Ulster)

Jack Regan (UCD RFC/Leinster)

Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster RFC/Munster)

 

Backs

Angus Curtis (Queen's University Belfast RFC/Ulster)*

Conor Dean (UCD RFC/Leinster)*

Ciaran Frawley (UCD RFC/Leinster)

Colm Hogan (Dublin University FC/Munster)

Jack Kelly (Dublin University FC/Leinster)

David McCarthy (Garryowen FC/Munster)*

Gavin Mullin (UCD RFC/Leinster)

Calvin Nash (Young Munster/Munster)

Jack Stafford (Shannon RFC/Munster)

Jonathan Stewart (Queen's University Belfast RFC/Ulster)

Michael Silvester (Dublin University FC/Leinster)*

Alan Tynan (Young Munster/Munster)*

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