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Boomer Added To Ireland Under-20 Squad

Boomer Added To Ireland Under-20 Squad

There has been one change to the Ireland Under-20 squad, sponsored by PwC, that flew out to Manchester today ahead of their preparations for the World Rugby U-20 Championship.

Back rower Will Connors has been ruled out of the tournament with an ankle injury and has been replaced in the squad by Belfast Harlequins clubman Conall Boomer.
Boomer has previously represented Ireland at Under-19 level and spent last season in Australia, playing rugby with the Western Force Under-20 side during his time there.
The Ireland Under-20s, coached by Nigel Carolan and captained by James Ryan, will kick off their campaign against U-20 Six Nations Grand Slam winners Wales next Tuesday at the Manchester City Academy Stadium (kick-off 5.30pm).

IRELAND UNDER-20 Squad (2016 World Rugby U-20 Championship, Manchester, England):

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Backs (12) –

Stephen Kerins (Sligo/Connacht)
Niall Saunders (Epsom College/Exiles)
Bill Johnston (Garryowen/Munster) *
Johnny McPhillips (Queen’s University/Ulster)
Conor O’Brien (Clontarf/Leinster)
Shane Daly (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Jimmy O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)
Paul Kiernan (UCC/Munster)
Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Terry Kennedy (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
Hugo Keenan (UCD/Leinster)
Matthew Byrne (Terenure College/Leinster)

Forwards (16) –

Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster)
James Bollard (Dublin University/Leinster)
Vakh Abdaladze (Clontarf/Leinster) *
Adam McBurney (Ballymena/Ulster)
Vincent O’Brien (Cork Constitution/Munster) *
Conor Kenny (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Ben Betts (Young Munster/Munster)
Cillian Gallagher (Sligo/Connacht)
James Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster) (capt)
Conall Boomer (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) *
Sean O’Connor (Cashel/Munster)
Evan Mintern (Cork Constitution/Munster) *
Greg Jones (UCD/Leinster)
Max Deegan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Kelvin Brown (Shannon/Munster)
David Aspil (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) *

* Denotes uncapped player at Under-20 level
Not considered due to injury:

Conan O’Donnell (Sligo/Connacht)
Shane Fenton (Young Munster/Munster)
Peter Claffey (Galwegians/Connacht)
Will Connors (UCD/Leinster)
Sam Arnold (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Jack Power (UCD/Leinster)


Pool A –

Manchester City Academy Stadium
Tuesday, June 7, 5.30pm

New Zealand v IRELAND
Manchester City Academy Stadium
Saturday, June 11, 1.30pm

IRELAND v Georgia
Manchester City Academy Stadium
Wednesday, June 15, 5.30pm

Manchester City Academy Stadium or AJ Bell Stadium, Salford
Monday, June 20

Manchester City Academy Stadium or AJ Bell Stadium, Salford
Saturday, June 25

Ireland’s Pool A fixtures will be shown live on TG4. The tournament will also be shown on Sky Sports and streamed live via the World Rugby website.