Friday 19 April 2019

Ireland U20 team to play Six Nations games in Irish Independent Park in 2019

Jonathan Wren, Sean French and John Hodnett at Irish Independent Park. Image credit: Munster rugby.
Jonathan Wren, Sean French and John Hodnett at Irish Independent Park. Image credit: Munster rugby.

The Ireland U20 team will play their home Six Nations games in a new venue in 2019 after the announcement that the side will take on England and France at Irish Independent Park.

Noel McNamara's side will host England in Cork on the opening weekend of the tournament, Friday February 1 before welcoming France on Friday March 8.

Ireland have been playing their home games at Donnybrook Stadium, now Energia Park, in the last numbers of years and this will be the first time that U20 Six Nations games will be held in Irish Independent Park, which has recently installed a 4G pitch.

2018 was Noel McNamara's first year in charge of the Ireland U20 team, as they finished in third in the Six Nations. Ireland came out on top against both Italy and Wales before falling in tough battles to France, Wales and England.

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