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Noel McNamara leaving Leinster to join the Sharks, interested to see who takes over the leinster academy.
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erskinechilders wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 10:19 am
mildlyinterested wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 8:30 am some club players who have made leinster 20's:

Prop: Dylan Lynch(Boyne RFC)
Prop: Ben Popplewell(Wexford RFC)
Hooker: Barry Gray(Carlow RFC)
Hooker: Howard Noonan(Greystones RFC)
Lock: Ruairi Clarke(Cill Dara RFC)
Lock: Sean Walsh(Seapoint RFC)
Lock-Backrow: Paul Deeny(Wexford RFC)
Backrow: Conor Duffy(Tullow RFC)
Outhalf: Fionn O'Hara(Mullingar RFC)
Centre: Conor Gibney(Mullingar RFC)
Wing: Aitzol King(Balbriggan RFC)
Wing: Scott Milne(Tullamore RFC)
Wing; Jack Hanlon(Tullow RFC)
Where do the Leinster underage squads get announced? Like u18 Schools, u19's, u20's etc.?
they don't usually until interpros start, some clubs announce on their social media who of their players have made leinster squads, which is the case with some of the above.
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Noel McNamara off to the Sharks for a bit.

https://www.the42.ie/noel-mcnamara-lein ... 0-Jun2021/

I wonder might they be thinking of bringing him back to replace Leo after a year? :shock:

Likely/possible academy replacements?



Edit: Sorry MI, just seeing your post on this above. Ah well it can't be said enough :D
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LeinsterLeader wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 12:50 pm Noel McNamara off to the Sharks for a bit.

https://www.the42.ie/noel-mcnamara-lein ... 0-Jun2021/

I wonder might they be thinking of bringing him back to replace Leo after a year? :shock:

Likely/possible academy replacements?
Denis Leamy, Kieran Hurrell and Trevor Hogan, if it's going to be internal.

If anyone is replacing Leo next year its Lancaster.
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Whats the story with Fionn O'Hara? I've heard very good things ( minor intercounty footballer, trials with the Hawthorn Hawks ). Is he u19 or u20? Any chance of a academy spot?
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erskinechilders wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 6:34 pm Whats the story with Fionn O'Hara? I've heard very good things ( minor intercounty footballer, trials with the Hawthorn Hawks ). Is he u19 or u20? Any chance of a academy spot?
he will be u20 this coming season.. I very much doubt any players will be joining the academy from school this summer due to a lack of rugby..

i think he was likely headed to Oz pre-covid, I'd imagine he will be a very strong contender for an academy place next summer.. it will be interesting to see if he focuses on 10 or another position this coming season. Big skillful athlete anyway something leinster need more of in the backline.

Getting the best backline on the field may involve Tector at 10 and O'Hara at 15 or 12.
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some club players who have made leinster u19:

Prop: Ronan Foxe(Tullamore)
Scrumhalf: Culann Carbery(Athy)
Scrumhalf: Naoh Sheridan(Wicklow)
Outhalf: David Dooley(Tullamore)
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I’m assuming that Carbery is a brother of Joey based on the Athy connection?
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Serb wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 7:54 pm I’m assuming that Carbery is a brother of Joey based on the Athy connection?
yep.
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LeinsterLeader wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 12:50 pm Noel McNamara off to the Sharks for a bit.

https://www.the42.ie/noel-mcnamara-lein ... 0-Jun2021/

I wonder might they be thinking of bringing him back to replace Leo after a year? :shock:

Likely/possible academy replacements?



Edit: Sorry MI, just seeing your post on this above. Ah well it can't be said enough :D
Interesting move. Sets them up with NH knowledge and they get a very good coach. He gets a new environment that will be a lot of learning.

The SA connection also helps him go for the Munster job. ROG may have his sights set higher already.
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mildlyinterested wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 7:16 pm
erskinechilders wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 6:34 pm Whats the story with Fionn O'Hara? I've heard very good things ( minor intercounty footballer, trials with the Hawthorn Hawks ). Is he u19 or u20? Any chance of a academy spot?
he will be u20 this coming season.. I very much doubt any players will be joining the academy from school this summer due to a lack of rugby..

i think he was likely headed to Oz pre-covid, I'd imagine he will be a very strong contender for an academy place next summer.. it will be interesting to see if he focuses on 10 or another position this coming season. Big skillful athlete anyway something leinster need more of in the backline.

Getting the best backline on the field may involve Tector at 10 and O'Hara at 15 or 12.
Interesting, haven't heard of this guy at all and just looked him up there - seemed like Hawthorn were really keen to bring him over.

I agree with you, I think it's unlikely that they would take somebody straight from school after the current year, but Hawthorn's interest might force their hand.
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hugonaut wrote: June 24th, 2021, 11:33 am
mildlyinterested wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 7:16 pm
erskinechilders wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 6:34 pm Whats the story with Fionn O'Hara? I've heard very good things ( minor intercounty footballer, trials with the Hawthorn Hawks ). Is he u19 or u20? Any chance of a academy spot?
he will be u20 this coming season.. I very much doubt any players will be joining the academy from school this summer due to a lack of rugby..

i think he was likely headed to Oz pre-covid, I'd imagine he will be a very strong contender for an academy place next summer.. it will be interesting to see if he focuses on 10 or another position this coming season. Big skillful athlete anyway something leinster need more of in the backline.

Getting the best backline on the field may involve Tector at 10 and O'Hara at 15 or 12.
Interesting, haven't heard of this guy at all and just looked him up there - seemed like Hawthorn were really keen to bring him over.

I agree with you, I think it's unlikely that they would take somebody straight from school after the current year, but Hawthorn's interest might force their hand.
he is training with leinster u20's this summer, if he impresses enough you'd expect he will get an academy offer around october/november.

this has often happened to a player or two in recent seasons.
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15. Jamie Osborne (Naas CBS/Naas RFC/Leinster)
14. Ben Moxham (Larne High School/Ballymena RFC/Ulster)
13. Shane Jennings (Garbally College/Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
12. Cathal Forde (Colaiste Iognaid/Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
11. Chris Cosgrave (St Michael’s College/UCD RFC/Leinster)
10. Tim Corkery (St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny/UCD RFC/Leinster)

9. Nathan Doak (Wallace High School/Banbridge RFC/Ulster)

1. Jack Boyle (St Michael’s College/UCD RFC/Leinster)
2. Ronan Loughnane (Cistercian College Roscrea/UCD RFC/Leinster)

3. Mark Donnelly (CBC Cork/Garryowen RFC/Munster)
4. Alex Soroka (Belvedere College/Clontarf RFC/Leinster)
5. Harry Sheridan (Sullivan Upper School/Dublin University FC/Ulster)
6. Donnacha Byrne (Summerhill College/Sligo RFC/Connacht)
7. Oisin McCormack (Garbally College/Buccaneers RFC/Connacht)
8. Alex Kendellen (PBC Cork/UCC RFC/Munster)(Captain).

Replacements:

16. Eoin de Buitléar (Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiáran/An Ghaeltacht/Corinthians RFC/Connacht)
17. George Saunderson (Sullivan Upper School/Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
18. Sam Illo (Wesley College/Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
19. Mark Morrissey (Blackrock College/UCD RFC/Leinster)

20. Reuben Crothers (Wallace High School/Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster)
21. Conor McKee (Sullivan Upper School/Queen’s University Belfast RFC/Ulster)
22. Ben Carson (Wallace High School/Banbridge RFC/Ulster)
23. Jude Postlethwaite (RBAI/Banbridge RFC/Ulster)
24. Fearghail O’Donoghue (Cashel Community School/Cashel RFC/Munster)
25. Daniel Okeke (Ard Scoil Ris/Shannon RFC/Munster)
26. Conor Rankin (Campbell College Belfast/Ballynahinch RFC/Ulster).
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mildlyinterested wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 7:16 pm
erskinechilders wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 6:34 pm Whats the story with Fionn O'Hara? I've heard very good things ( minor intercounty footballer, trials with the Hawthorn Hawks ). Is he u19 or u20? Any chance of a academy spot?
he will be u20 this coming season.. I very much doubt any players will be joining the academy from school this summer due to a lack of rugby..

i think he was likely headed to Oz pre-covid, I'd imagine he will be a very strong contender for an academy place next summer.. it will be interesting to see if he focuses on 10 or another position this coming season. Big skillful athlete anyway something leinster need more of in the backline.

Getting the best backline on the field may involve Tector at 10 and O'Hara at 15 or 12.
Very interesting, havn't heard much of Tector other than the name. They are both u20 in 2022 yeah? That's very interesting, there's been a feeling we havn't produced many X factors backs since Larmour really, would be nice for those 2 and Osbourne, Cosgrave etc. to come through!
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irish u20/academy outside backs younger than Jordan Larmour(24):

Jack Kelly(1997/St. Michaels) - 6'1, 88kg
Tommy O'Brien(1998/Blackrock) - 6ft, 95kg
Michael Silvester(1998/Clongowes) - 6ft, 85kg
Peter Sullivan(1998/St. Andrews) - 6'2, 95kg
Rob Russell(1999/St. Michaels) - 6'0, 89kg
Liam Turner(1999/Blackrock) - 5'9, 90kg
Max O'Reilly(2000/St. Gerards) - 6ft, 85kg
Andrew Smith(2000/St. Michaels) - 6ft, 93kg
Niall Comerford(2000/Blackrock) - 6ft, 85kg
Luis Faria(2000/Wanderers) - 5'11, 88kg
Chris Cosgrave(2001/St. Michaels) - 6ft, 85kg
Jamie Osborne(2001/Naas RFC) - 6'4, 96kg
Josh O'Connor(2001/Wexford RFC) - 6'1, 95kg
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mildlyinterested wrote: June 23rd, 2021, 7:37 pm some club players who have made leinster u19:

Prop: Ronan Foxe(Tullamore)
Scrumhalf: Culann Carbery(Athy)
Scrumhalf: Naoh Sheridan(Wicklow)
Outhalf: David Dooley(Tullamore)
Add Andrew Osborne(Centre/Naas), Oscar Cawley(Scrumhalf/Naas) and Jim Peters(Lock/Portlaoise) to that list.
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partial U18 clubs:

Aidan Henry(Athy RFC)
Andrew Doyle(Athy RFC)
Niall O'Hanlon(Athy RFC)
Eoin Clarke(Cill Dara RFC)
Fionn Cooke(Clane RFC)
Charlie Sheridan(Naas RFC)
Jack Sheridan(Naas RFC)
Ethan Travers(Naas RFC)
James O'Loughlin(Naas RFC)
Sean Tipper(Naas RFC)
Dylan O'Keefe(Newbridge RFC)
Scott O'Keefe(Newbridge RFC)
Dylan Kelly(Portlaoise RFC)
Ross Ashmore(Mullingar RFC)
Sean Whelan(New Ross RFC)
Darragh Matthews(Clontarf RFC)
Senan Phelan(St. Marys RFC)
Jack Nolan(Lansdowne FC)
David Donohue(Lansdowne FC)
James Whelan(Tullow RFC)
Adam Daey(Tullow RFC)
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U18s schoolboy programme starts in St. Michaels on 5th July.
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Sean O'Brien has gone on loan to LA Giltinis.

https://twitter.com/leinsterrugby/statu ... 01888?s=20
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