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Clarke Replaces Kelleher In Ireland Under-20 Team

Clarke Replaces Kelleher In Ireland Under-20 Team

There is a late change to the Ireland Under-20 team (sponsored by PwC) for tonight’s U-20 Six Nations match against Italy at Donnybrook (kick-off 7.15pm).

Experienced hooker Ronan Kelleher has been forced to withdraw from the side due to illness. He is replaced by Ireland U-20 debutant Eoghan Clarke in the starting line-up, with Diarmuid Barron returning to the replacements bench.

Tickets are available for all three Ireland Under-20 home games from ticketmaster.ie. The Ireland U-20s’ three home clashes are again sponsored by Electric Ireland, and tonight’s tie will be broadcast live on RTE Two, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

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IRELAND UNDER-20 Team & Replacements (v Italy Under-20s, 2018 Under-20 Six Nations Championship, Donnybrook, Friday, February 9, kick-off 7.15pm):

Player/Club/Province/Caps –

15. Michael Silvester (Dublin University/Leinster) 5
14. Peter Sullivan (Lansdowne/Leinster) 1
13. Tommy O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) (capt) 6
12. Angus Curtis (Queen’s University/Ulster) 1
11. James McCarthy (UL Bohemians/Munster) 1
10. Harry Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 1
9. Hugh O’Sullivan (Clontarf/Leinster) 1
1. Jordan Duggan (Naas/Leinster) 5
2. Eoghan Clarke (Wanderers/Leinster) *
3. Jack Aungier (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 1
4. Cormac Daly (Clontarf/Leinster) 1
5. Jack Dunne (Dublin University/Leinster) 1
6. Sean Masterson (Corinthians/Connacht) 5
7. Matthew Agnew (Ballymena/Ulster) *
8. Jack O’Sullivan (UCC/Munster) 1


16. Diarmuid Barron (Garryowen/Munster) 2
17. James French (UCC/Munster) 1
18. Tom O’Toole (Banbridge/Ulster) 1
19. Charlie Ryan (UCD/Leinster) *
20. Ronan Foley (UCD/Leinster) *
21. Patrick Patterson (UCD/Leinster) *
22. Conor Dean (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 5
23. Angus Kernohan (Ballymena/Ulster) 1

* Denotes uncapped player at Under-20 level


France Under-20s 34 Ireland Under-20s 24, Stade Amédée Domenech, Brive, Friday, February 2

Ireland Under-20s v Italy Under-20s, Donnybrook, Friday, February 9, 7.15pm – click here to buy match tickets

Ireland Under-20s v Wales Under-20s, Donnybrook, Friday, February 23, 7.15pm – click here to buy match tickets

Ireland Under-20s v Scotland Under-20s, Donnybrook, Friday, March 9, 7.15pm – click here to buy match tickets

England Under-20s v Ireland Under-20s, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Friday, March 16, 8pm – click here to buy match tickets