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Ireland Under-20 Squad Named For Six Nations

Ireland Under-20 Squad Named For Six Nations

The Ireland Under-20 squad, sponsored by PwC, has been named by head coach Nigel Carolan for the 2016 Under-20 Six Nations Championship.

The 30-man squad features four players from last year’s campaign – Jacob Stockdale and Adam McBurney from Ulster, Andrew Porter of Leinster and Conan O’Donnell of Connacht. Lansdowne and Leinster ‘A’ second row James Ryan will captain the team. 
On selection of the squad, Nigel Carolan said: “While we have just the four players returning from last season, we have been really impressed with the attitude and enthusiasm that the new guys have brought with them into the squad.
“We’ve had a number of camps with this group of players, as well as two warm-up games against Leinster and Munster before Christmas, so now we are just looking forward to getting the Championship started against Wales.”
Speaking in advance of the 2016 Under-20 Six Nations, David McGee, Markets Partner, PwC, said: “PwC remains very committed to supporting Irish Rugby, including our sponsorship of the Under-20 team, and we wish them every success for 2016 and in their upcoming Six Nations Championship campaign.

“This sponsorship is very close to PwC’s DNA as developing a leadership pipeline with attributes such as talent, teamwork and commitment are critical for success in business and on the pitch.”
Ireland will play all three of their home games against Wales, Italy and Scotland on Friday nights at Donnybrook Stadium this season. The series will again be sponsored by Electric Ireland.
Click here for tickets for the Under-20 home games on Ticketmaster.
IRELAND UNDER-20 Squad (2016 U-20 Six Nations Championship):

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Backs (14) –

Matthew Byrne (Terenure College/Leinster)
Brett Connon (Newcastle Falcons/Exlies)
Shane Daly (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Hugo Keenan (UCD/Leinster)
Terry Kennedy (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
Stephen Kerins (Sligo/Connacht)
Paul Kiernan (UCC/Munster)
Robert Lyttle (Queen’s University/Ulster)
Johnny McPhillips (Queen’s University/Ulster)
Conor O’Brien (Clontarf/Leinster)
Jimmy O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)
John Poland (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Jack Power (UCD/Leinster)
Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Forwards (16) –

James Bollard (Dublin University/Leinster)
Kelvin Brown (Shannon/Munster)
Peter Claffey (Galwegians/Connacht)
Will Connors (UCD/Leinster)
Max Deegan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Shane Fenton (Young Munster/Munster)
John Foley (Shannon/Munster)
Cillian Gallagher (Sligo/Connacht)
Greg Jones (UCD/Leinster)
Conor Kenny (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Adam McBurney (Ballymena/Ulster)
Sean O’Connor (Cashel/Munster)
Conan O’Donnell (Sligo/Connacht)
Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster)
James Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster) (capt)
Dan Walsh (Cork Constitution/Munster)  
IRELAND U-20s’ Six Nations Fixtures –
IRELAND U-20s v Wales U-20s
Donnybrook Stadium
Friday, February 5, kick-off 7.35pm – Click Here For Tickets
France U-20s v IRELAND U-20s
Parc des Sports et de l’Amitié, Narbonne
Friday, February 12, kick-off 9.05pm local time/8.05pm Irish time
England U-20s v IRELAND U-20s
Kingston Park, Newcastle
Friday, February 26, kick-off 6.05pm
IRELAND U-20s v Italy U-20s
Donnybrook Stadium
Friday, March 11, kick-off 7.35pm – Click Here For Tickets
IRELAND U-20s v Scotland U-20s
Donnybrook Stadium
Friday, March 18, kick-off 7.35pm – Click Here For Tickets