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ormond lad wrote:
goreyguy wrote:More gametime throughour the season? There will be 3 games afaik.

Why did they remove the u20 interpros? u20's who trained all summer to play in them were dropped for academy players.. its a joke.

If they wanted the academies to play each create another set of interpros for players over 20
More game time for academy players together is a good thing is it not. 20s players will still have been screened and looked at as potential players for future development.
Wont there likely be less 19s playing up at 20s/development/academy level which will strengthen the 19s interpros??
Academy players play together in training thoughout the the season and with the A team, they are now playing with u20's, players they won't play again with unless those u20's join the academy down the line.
20's players have been screened countless times, they sacrificed their summer to play in the interpros, now many of them have been discarded. That's not how you should treat players.
The 19's chosen for 20's level did not drop down to play 20's so no it did not strengthen the 19's. Anyway those 19's have trained all summer and deserve a chance to play in their own interpros, not have their spots taken by players who missed out playing in their own interpros because of academy players.

You can spin this whatever way you want, it's a bad thing for the majority of the u20's.

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Leinster 19s beat Connacht 36-7. Leinster pulled away in 2nd half when brought on bench but even enough game until about 45 minutes or so.
Ulster should win 19s interpros next weekend as they play winless Connacht. Leinster host Munster with winner to finish 2nd

2nd round of club interpros today
Schools interpros. Munster are 3 wins from 3. Leinster are 1/2. If Leinster beat Ulster next weekend they set up winner takes all with Munster for the final weekend

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ormond lad wrote:Leinster 19s beat Connacht 36-7. Leinster pulled away in 2nd half when brought on bench but even enough game until about 45 minutes or so.
Ulster should win 19s interpros next weekend as they play winless Connacht. Leinster host Munster with winner to finish 2nd

2nd round of club interpros today
Schools interpros. Munster are 3 wins from 3. Leinster are 1/2. If Leinster beat Ulster next weekend they set up winner takes all with Munster for the final weekend
Any 19's standout?

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Leinster win schools and 20s interpros.
Munster win youths and Ulster win the 19s.
All interpro games finished after yesterdays games

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Good positive development happening in the midlands. It's probably going on in the other regions too.

They have introduced training at regional level for lads who might not have made it/been picked up when original regional squads were picked (14/15). This is for lads who are 16/17 and there will be "county" games with say Longford/Westmeath playing Offaly and I believe Kildare are also involved.

I have seen lads missed before and it's good that this has been recognised and a mechanism put in place to pick these lads up at a later stage.

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the spoofer wrote:Good positive development happening in the midlands. It's probably going on in the other regions too.

They have introduced training at regional level for lads who might not have made it/been picked up when original regional squads were picked (14/15). This is for lads who are 16/17 and there will be "county" games with say Longford/Westmeath playing Offaly and I believe Kildare are also involved.

I have seen lads missed before and it's good that this has been recognised and a mechanism put in place to pick these lads up at a later stage.
Yup that's good to hear.

Are the county game just for lads missed by original squads? or will it be the lads who have progressed through earlier squads plus these new players?

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goreyguy wrote:
the spoofer wrote:Good positive development happening in the midlands. It's probably going on in the other regions too.

They have introduced training at regional level for lads who might not have made it/been picked up when original regional squads were picked (14/15). This is for lads who are 16/17 and there will be "county" games with say Longford/Westmeath playing Offaly and I believe Kildare are also involved.

I have seen lads missed before and it's good that this has been recognised and a mechanism put in place to pick these lads up at a later stage.
Yup that's good to hear.

Are the county game just for lads missed by original squads? or will it be the lads who have progressed through earlier squads plus these new players?
I think it's for lads not in the development squads.

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the spoofer wrote:
goreyguy wrote:
the spoofer wrote:Good positive development happening in the midlands. It's probably going on in the other regions too.

They have introduced training at regional level for lads who might not have made it/been picked up when original regional squads were picked (14/15). This is for lads who are 16/17 and there will be "county" games with say Longford/Westmeath playing Offaly and I believe Kildare are also involved.

I have seen lads missed before and it's good that this has been recognised and a mechanism put in place to pick these lads up at a later stage.
Yup that's good to hear.

Are the county game just for lads missed by original squads? or will it be the lads who have progressed through earlier squads plus these new players?
I think it's for lads not in the development squads.
Thanks, hopefully it helps some lads progress towards u18 clubs that wouldnt have otherwise.

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at least 2 leinster youth players chosen for Ireland u18 - Conan Dunne(Prop) and Morgan Purcell(Wing)

seems like the will be keeping ireland u18 the same with two sides, apparently one of which will be travelling to portugal at some stage.

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Martin Moloney and Darragh Kelly both made it as well I think.

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GG, do you know where I can find the regulations regarding club players transferring to B Schools? Can't find anything.

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the spoofer wrote:GG, do you know where I can find the regulations regarding club players transferring to B Schools? Can't find anything.
i'm afraid not.

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the spoofer wrote:GG, do you know where I can find the regulations regarding club players transferring to B Schools? Can't find anything.
Have you contacted Branch yet? Isnt Dermot O Mahoney admin so he'd know if its not up on website. Schoolsmasters handbook used to be published on the leinster website but hasn't been for a few years...

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Thanks lads

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Leinser u18 clubs had trials this week in Donnybrook

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U20 Potential Squad players:

Prop
Jordan Duggan(Newbridge/Naas)
Jack Aungier(St. Fintans)
Joe Byrne(Blackrock College)
Evin Coyle(Gonzaga College/UCD)

Hooker
Ronan Kelleher(St. Michaels College/UCD)
Eoghan Clarke(CBC Monkstown)
Cathal Duff(North Kildare/Navan)
Stephen McLaughlin(Blackrock College)

Second Row
Jack Dunne(St. Micheals College)
Aaron Browne(Roscrea/Old Wesley)
Cormac Daly(North Kildare/Navan)

Backrow
Caelan Doris(Blackrock College/St. Marys)
Richard Dunne(Blackrock College/DUFC)
Andrew Murphy(Blackrock College)
Cian Reilly(Blackrock College)
JJ O'Dea(Navan)
Rudhan McDonnell(Longford)
Max Kearney(Belvdere College)

Scrumhalf
Hugh O'Sullivan(Belvedere College)
James Kenny(Gonzaga College)
Patrick Patterson(Blackrock College)
Tim Murphy(Newbridge/Lansdowne)

Outhalf
Conor Dean(Blackrock College/St. Marys)
Josh Miller(Kilkenny College)
Peter Hastie(Wicklow RFC/Lansdowne)

Centre
Tommy O'Brien(Blackrock College/UCD)
Sean O'Brien(Mullingar RFC/Clontarf)
James Hickey(St. Michaels College/DUFC)
Jay Moriarty(Blackrock College)

Back Three
Michael Silvester(Clongowes/DUFC)
Tom Roche(Blackrock College)
Peter Sullivan(St. Andrews College)
Tommy O'Callaghan(CBC Monkstown/Lansdowne)

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U19 Potential Squad Players

Loosehead Prop
Niall McEniff(St. Marys)
Darragh Bolger(Clontarf)*
Giuseppe Coyne(Blackrock)

Tighthead Prop
Michael Milne(Roscrea)*
Jonny Bell(Belvedere)*
Conan Dunne(Kilkenny)

Hooker
Sean Molony(Blackrock)*
Patrick Nixon(Wicklow)

Second Row
Charlie Ryan(Blackrock)
Ryan Baird(St. Michaels)*
Adrian Melia(Terenure)

Backrow
Scott Penny(St. Michaels)*
Alan Francis(Blackrock)
Dan O'Donovan(St. Michaels)*
Rudhan Byron(Belvedere)*
Martin Moloney(Athy)

Scrumhalf
Cormac Foley(Gonzaga)
Garrett Fitzgerald(Tullow)

Outhalf
Harry Byrne(St. Michaels)
Conor Kelly(Roscrea)
David Hawkshaw(Belvedere)*

Centre
David Ryan(St. Michaels)*
Eoin Barr(Gonzaga)*

Back Three
Liam Turner(Blackrock)*
Darragh Kelly(St. Fintans)*
Morgan Purcell(New Ross)
Sam Barry(Belvedere)*

* still in school
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u20 interpros apparently not coming back this year, same structure as last season.

Poor decision, hopefully Leinster field a largely u20 side.

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Connacht U18s team to face v Irish Exiles – 3pm Sportsground Wednesday 23rd August

15. Conor O’Shaughnessy
14. Shane Jennings
13. Saul O’Carroll
12. Craig McCormick
11. Kevin Smith
10. Adam Cunningham
9. Evan Kenny
1. Niall Carney
2. Darren Browne
3. Cian Scanlon
4. Fergus Galvin
5. Iarlaith Laheen-Morrin
6. Thomas Connolly
7. Mathias O’Neill
8. Jack Mulholland

Replacements:
16. Billy McVann
17. Liam Doyle
18. Cathal O’Grady
19. Darragh Murray
20. Sean Keaney
21. Brendan Cunningham
22. Daniel Plaster
23. Nathan Horan
24. Aodhan O’Donoghue
25. Shane Joyce
26. Ben Murphy

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The U18 Schools Interprovincial Championship will start with a bang as Leinster, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, host Munster at Donnybrook on Wednesday (KO 3pm).

The format of playing Munster and Ulster home and away – Connacht have decided not to commit a team to the competition – should give all three of them a chance to progress through the series.

Each province will have a squad of 26 and each player must be given at least one start in a rule that is similar to that of the FIRA European U18 Championship.

Prop
Simon Clear (Gonzaga)
Tom Clarkson (Blackrock) - ireland u18 last year
Luke Rigney (Cistercian, Roscrea)
Conor Duff (Clongowes Wood)
Cian Duffy (Blackrock)
Fionn Finlay (St Michael’s)

Lock
Jonathan Fish (St Michael’s)
Anthony Ryan (Clongowes Wood)
Cian Prendergast (Newbridge)
Daniel Beggs (Clongowes Wood)

Hooker
Jerry Cahir (Cistercian, Roscrea)
Jamie Kavanagh (Wesley)
Ethan Baxter (St Gerard’s)

Backrow
Ed Brennan (Blackrock)
Niall Hurley (St Mary’s)
Jody Booth (St Michael’s)
Jack Cooke (Terenure)
Gavin Dowling (Clongowes Wood) - u17

Scrumhalf
Ben Murphy (Pres Bray)
Charles Gallen (Clongowes Wood)
Adam McEvoy (St Mary’s)

Outhalf
Mick O’Gara (Pres Bray)
Ben Watson (St Gerard’s)
Cian Egenton (Castleknock)

Outside Backs
James Reynolds (CBC Monkstown)
Max O’Reilly (St Gerard’s)
Andrew Smith (St Michael’s)
Sam Dardis (Terenure) - ireland u18 last two seasons
Ross McInnes (Terenure)
Ben O’Shea (Clongowes Wood)
Tom Maher (Blackrock) - ireland u18 last year
John Maher (Clongowes Wood)
Chris Cosgrave (St Michael’s) - u17

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