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Jim Lahey wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:14 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:52 am Possible Ulster academy additions this summer:

George Saunderson(LH Prop/Sullivan) - u20
Oscar Egan(TH Prop/Coleraine) - u20
Charlie Irvine(Lock/Wallace) - u18
Conor McKee(Scrumhalf/Sullivan) - u20
James Humphreys(Outhalf/Exile) - u20
Jude Posthelwaite(Centre-Wing/RBAI) - u19
Ben Moxham(Centre-Wing/Ballymena RFC) - u20

Possible Munster academy additions this summer:

Mark Donnelly(LH Prop/CBC) - u20
Daniel Okeke(Backrow/Ardscoil Ris) - u20
Nick Greene(Backrow/Bandon) - u19
Conor Moloney(Backrow/Ennis RFC) - u19
Ethan Coughlan(Scrumhalf/Ennis RFC) - u19
Cian Whooley(Outhalf/CBC) - u20
Alan Flannery(Centre/Rockwell) - u20
Please tell me Charlie Irvine is a big massive babyeater with a Donnacha Ryan angry face.
He is a big lad
No nastiness in him I’m afraid
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Yer Man wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:13 pm Looks like Leo Cullen was spreading the love 20 near years ago
That’s harsh on the poor kid , there is a bit of a resemblance though :lol:
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Duncan Weir off to Glasgow.
Healy must be staying :thumbup:
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Jim Lahey wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:36 pm Duncan Weir off to Glasgow.
Healy must be staying :thumbup:
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Willie Falloon wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:38 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:29 am
earl the beaver wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:26 am Given Moxham has featured fairly consistently over the past month I would expect him to be in the academy. Big guy for a 19 year old back 3 player.
He’s really a centre I’m told , played most of his rugby there. Just being used on the wing at the moment because that’s where Ulster needed cover .
We’ve Hayden Hyde who looked a promising athletic centre for the 20s last season and Curtis who has played several times for ulster prior to bucking up his knee. If he has any pace he should stay on the wing a la Ian Whittrn when he moved to Exeter
Plenty of competition on the wing too with Stockdale, Balacoune, McIllroy, Lyttle and Gilroy . It’s down to the coaches where they see him playing anyway , and where they need him
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Conspicuous wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:47 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:38 pm
Conspicuous wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:29 am
earl the beaver wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:26 am Given Moxham has featured fairly consistently over the past month I would expect him to be in the academy. Big guy for a 19 year old back 3 player.
He’s really a centre I’m told , played most of his rugby there. Just being used on the wing at the moment because that’s where Ulster needed cover .
We’ve Hayden Hyde who looked a promising athletic centre for the 20s last season and Curtis who has played several times for ulster prior to bucking up his knee. If he has any pace he should stay on the wing a la Ian Whittrn when he moved to Exeter
Plenty of competition on the wing too with Stockdale, Balacoune, McIllroy, Lyttle and Gilroy . It’s down to the coaches where they see him playing anyway , and where they need him
Sexton as well
Ulster have an absolute embarrassment of riches in the backs
There has to be an underlying problem why we cannot develop forwards
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Apart from 10. There is still a massive Paddy Jackson/Stuart losing hole there. No 10’s coming through to the best of my knowledge. James Humphreys is there, but not sure how talented he is.
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Willie Falloon wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:06 pm Apart from 10. There is still a massive Paddy Jackson/Stuart losing hole there. No 10’s coming through to the best of my knowledge. James Humphreys is there, but not sure how talented he is.
Ross McKay(Ballymena) is a name to keep an eye on at 10.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:19 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:14 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:59 pm That steely determined expression on his face is definitely one of a psychopathic madman, and a future Lions captain :thumbup:
And nice simple black boots, not any of these poncy coloured boots :thumbup:
Look at the fear on the Leinster lad’s face.
Probably wishing he was back in his private school dorms wearing skinny jeans and drinking a White Claw.
He’s about to get hounded down by a salt of the earth Ulsterman who’s about to dish out some justice.
Tector actually scored here.

And while he went to a "rugby school".. it was kilkenny college and he is from wexford. So not quite the prototype.
You can buy a latte in Wexford, can’t you?
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DOB wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
You can buy a latte in Wexford, can’t you?
As a Wexfordman, I’m happy to confirm that we do indeed have lattes. Only in the civilised parts of the county, though. They recently tried introducing coffee to the savages of Bunclody and New Ross, but the Bewleys rep was burned at the stake for sorcery. And the poor Enniscorthians haven’t had any drinkable water since the 2018 cholera outbreak.
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Rabulah Conundrum wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:50 pm
DOB wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
You can buy a latte in Wexford, can’t you?
As a Wexfordman, I’m happy to confirm that we do indeed have lattes. Only in the civilised parts of the county, though. They recently tried introducing coffee to the savages of Bunclody and New Ross, but the Bewleys rep was burned at the stake for sorcery. And the poor Enniscorthians haven’t had any drinkable water since the 2018 cholera outbreak.
the new coffee shop in courtown has really caused a stir.
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DOB wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:19 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:14 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Jim Lahey wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:59 pm That steely determined expression on his face is definitely one of a psychopathic madman, and a future Lions captain :thumbup:
And nice simple black boots, not any of these poncy coloured boots :thumbup:
Look at the fear on the Leinster lad’s face.
Probably wishing he was back in his private school dorms wearing skinny jeans and drinking a White Claw.
He’s about to get hounded down by a salt of the earth Ulsterman who’s about to dish out some justice.
Tector actually scored here.

And while he went to a "rugby school".. it was kilkenny college and he is from wexford. So not quite the prototype.
You can buy a latte in Wexford, can’t you?
Only in north wexford, Tector unfortunately for him is from the Enniscorthy area.
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Ulster ‘A’ versus Leinster ‘A’ will be live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport NI website bbc.co.uk/sportni at 3pm this Friday (January 15).
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irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:04 pm Ulster ‘A’ versus Leinster ‘A’ will be live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport NI website bbc.co.uk/sportni at 3pm this Friday (January 15).
As always, the Nordies have it right :thumbup:
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U20s cancelled. That's it for a chance to see some decent rugby this year.
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CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:32 pm U20s cancelled. That's it for a chance to see some decent rugby this year.
delayed until april.
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Possible A side for fridays game:

1. Marcus Hanan
2. Lee Barron
3. Greg McGrath
4. Joe McCarthy
5. Jack Dunne
6. Martin Moloney
7. Sean O'Brien
8. Alex Soroka
9. Hugh O'Sullivan
10. David Hawkshaw
11. Andrew Smith
12. Jamie Osborne
13. Liam Turner
14. Niall Comerford
15. Max O'Reilly
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irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:53 pm
Rabulah Conundrum wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:50 pm
DOB wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
You can buy a latte in Wexford, can’t you?
As a Wexfordman, I’m happy to confirm that we do indeed have lattes. Only in the civilised parts of the county, though. They recently tried introducing coffee to the savages of Bunclody and New Ross, but the Bewleys rep was burned at the stake for sorcery. And the poor Enniscorthians haven’t had any drinkable water since the 2018 cholera outbreak.
the new coffee shop in courtown has really caused a stir.
You go into Jimmy’s and ask for a latte see how it goes
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Duff Paddy wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:59 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:53 pm
Rabulah Conundrum wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:50 pm
DOB wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
You can buy a latte in Wexford, can’t you?
As a Wexfordman, I’m happy to confirm that we do indeed have lattes. Only in the civilised parts of the county, though. They recently tried introducing coffee to the savages of Bunclody and New Ross, but the Bewleys rep was burned at the stake for sorcery. And the poor Enniscorthians haven’t had any drinkable water since the 2018 cholera outbreak.
the new coffee shop in courtown has really caused a stir.
You go into Jimmy’s and ask for a latte see how it goes
You'll get a milky coffee no probs, though.
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Good. I’ve happy memories of summer days spent at my mate’s family’s holiday home in Rosslare in the 80s, and I just wanted to be sure that things there have moved with the times.
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irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:51 pm
CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:32 pm U20s cancelled. That's it for a chance to see some decent rugby this year.
delayed until april.
It'll be delayed again and then cancelled.

Fingers crossed I'm wrong.
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Duff Paddy wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:59 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:53 pm
Rabulah Conundrum wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:50 pm
DOB wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm
You can buy a latte in Wexford, can’t you?
As a Wexfordman, I’m happy to confirm that we do indeed have lattes. Only in the civilised parts of the county, though. They recently tried introducing coffee to the savages of Bunclody and New Ross, but the Bewleys rep was burned at the stake for sorcery. And the poor Enniscorthians haven’t had any drinkable water since the 2018 cholera outbreak.
the new coffee shop in courtown has really caused a stir.
You go into Jimmy’s and ask for a latte see how it goes
A fine riverchapel establishment.
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CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:42 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:51 pm
CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:32 pm U20s cancelled. That's it for a chance to see some decent rugby this year.
delayed until april.
It'll be delayed again and then cancelled.

Fingers crossed I'm wrong.
Why?

Deputy chief doctor in England told BBC radio today that he expects to see the UK in a very different place this spring.
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Lads big job losses coming in Irish rugby. Backroom staff the beginning. Macron trying to fück the Brits has fücked us all. They were hanging on by a thread and that was it
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Willie Falloon wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:06 pm Apart from 10. There is still a massive Paddy Jackson/Stuart losing hole there. No 10’s coming through to the best of my knowledge. James Humphreys is there, but not sure how talented he is.
Well Michael Lowry is a 10, he’s just not played there. You’ve Bruce Houston in the academy too
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Willie Falloon wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:02 pm
CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:42 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:51 pm
CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:32 pm U20s cancelled. That's it for a chance to see some decent rugby this year.
delayed until april.
It'll be delayed again and then cancelled.

Fingers crossed I'm wrong.
Why?

Deputy chief doctor in England told BBC radio today that he expects to see the UK in a very different place this spring.
The world doesn't revolve around the UK you dozy twat. What about the situation in France and Italy and, oh yeah, the country that makes up the majority of the island of Ireland?
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Willie Falloon wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:02 pm
CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:42 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:51 pm
CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:32 pm U20s cancelled. That's it for a chance to see some decent rugby this year.
delayed until april.
It'll be delayed again and then cancelled.

Fingers crossed I'm wrong.
Why?

Deputy chief doctor in England told BBC radio today that he expects to see the UK in a very different place this spring.
Only as bad as their neighbours? Or nearly as bad, or some such?
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DOB wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:33 pm Good. I’ve happy memories of summer days spent at my mate’s family’s holiday home in Rosslare in the 80s, and I just wanted to be sure that things there have moved with the times.
Thinly disguised it was our family's palatial holiday home but I don't want other posters to feel they had a rotten childhood.
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feckwanker wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:40 am
Willie Falloon wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:02 pm
CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:42 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:51 pm
CM11 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:32 pm U20s cancelled. That's it for a chance to see some decent rugby this year.
delayed until april.
It'll be delayed again and then cancelled.

Fingers crossed I'm wrong.
Why?

Deputy chief doctor in England told BBC radio today that he expects to see the UK in a very different place this spring.
The world doesn't revolve around the UK you dozy twat. What about the situation in France and Italy and, oh yeah, the country that makes up the majority of the island of Ireland?
No, it's not okay for someone living in the UK to be concerned about the UK, let's worry about a country he doesn't live in!

:? :?
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EverReady wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:36 pm Lads big job losses coming in Irish rugby. Backroom staff the beginning. Macron trying to fück the Brits has fücked us all. They were hanging on by a thread and that was it
It's hard to see if there's a short-term route out of this. The IRFU and provinces must be completely strapped for cash. Are people even buying merchandise at the moment? :?
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:35 am
No, it's not okay for someone living in the UK to be concerned about the UK, let's worry about a country he doesn't live in!

:? :?
What in the name of god are you talking about? The two of you know countries outside of the UK play in the U20 6N right?
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Probable Leinster academy additions this summer:

Jack Boyle(LH Prop/St. Michaels) - u19
Lee Barron(Hooker/St. Michaels) - u20
Charlie Tector(Outhalf/Kilkenny College) - u19
Karl Martin(Centre/Boyne RFC) - u19
Marcus Kiely(Centre-Wing/Newbridge) - u20
Jamie Osborne(Centre-Fullback/Naas RFC) - u20
Chris Cosgrave(Back Three/St. Michaels) - u19

Don't see them adding any locks or backrows to the academy setup.. Hard to know if they'll add a tighthead or scrumhalf, might rate lads still in school ahead of current sub-academy players so will be happy to wait but it's hard to know right now.
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danthefan wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:32 am
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:35 am
No, it's not okay for someone living in the UK to be concerned about the UK, let's worry about a country he doesn't live in!

:? :?
What in the name of god are you talking about? The two of you know countries outside of the UK play in the U20 6N right?
Or that a third of their province is in another country

Bizarre attitude. The 6n is an international competition
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irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:44 am Probable Leinster academy additions this summer:

Jack Boyle(LH Prop/St. Michaels) - u19
Lee Barron(Hooker/St. Michaels) - u20
Charlie Tector(Outhalf/Kilkenny College) - u19
Karl Martin(Centre/Boyne RFC) - u19
Marcus Kiely(Centre-Wing/Newbridge) - u20
Jamie Osborne(Centre-Fullback/Naas RFC) - u20
Chris Cosgrave(Back Three/St. Michaels) - u19

Don't see them adding any locks or backrows to the academy setup.. Hard to know if they'll add a tighthead or scrumhalf, might rate lads still in school ahead of current sub-academy players so will be happy to wait but it's hard to know right now.
Another 3 from Michael’s going in to the academy, quite remarkable how productive they continue to me . How many professional rugby players have they produced in the last 10 years ? Must be at least 15
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God people are precious over anything some people say.

Willie said that things could be very different later in the spring in the UK, that's true and it will affect him personally. At the same time saying that the UK is going to be improving it's then probably safe to assume that other countries will also be improving as lockdowns take effect and the vaccines are rolled out.
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rialtoblue wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:07 pm
danthefan wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:32 am
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:35 am
No, it's not okay for someone living in the UK to be concerned about the UK, let's worry about a country he doesn't live in!

:? :?
What in the name of god are you talking about? The two of you know countries outside of the UK play in the U20 6N right?
Or that a third of their province is in another country

Bizarre attitude. The 6n is an international competition
And Nordies wonder why the rest of us think that they are so insular.....
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Conspicuous wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:08 pm
irishrugbyua wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:44 am Probable Leinster academy additions this summer:

Jack Boyle(LH Prop/St. Michaels) - u19
Lee Barron(Hooker/St. Michaels) - u20
Charlie Tector(Outhalf/Kilkenny College) - u19
Karl Martin(Centre/Boyne RFC) - u19
Marcus Kiely(Centre-Wing/Newbridge) - u20
Jamie Osborne(Centre-Fullback/Naas RFC) - u20
Chris Cosgrave(Back Three/St. Michaels) - u19

Don't see them adding any locks or backrows to the academy setup.. Hard to know if they'll add a tighthead or scrumhalf, might rate lads still in school ahead of current sub-academy players so will be happy to wait but it's hard to know right now.
Another 3 from Michael’s going in to the academy, quite remarkable how productive they continue to me . How many professional rugby players have they produced in the last 10 years ? Must be at least 15
14 senior contracted from Michaels in Leinster squad, 1 more in the academy currently.

2 more at other provinces.

Think Blackrock may still edge them though.
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earl the beaver wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:19 pm God people are precious over anything some people say.

Willie said that things could be very different later in the spring in the UK, that's true and it will affect him personally. At the same time saying that the UK is going to be improving it's then probably safe to assume that other countries will also be improving as lockdowns take effect and the vaccines are rolled out.
That is all well and good but he didn't say that now, did he? :roll:
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feckwanker wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:24 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:19 pm God people are precious over anything some people say.

Willie said that things could be very different later in the spring in the UK, that's true and it will affect him personally. At the same time saying that the UK is going to be improving it's then probably safe to assume that other countries will also be improving as lockdowns take effect and the vaccines are rolled out.
That is all well and good but he didn't say that now, did he? :roll:
Yes he did.
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earl the beaver wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:27 pm
feckwanker wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:24 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:19 pm God people are precious over anything some people say.

Willie said that things could be very different later in the spring in the UK, that's true and it will affect him personally. At the same time saying that the UK is going to be improving it's then probably safe to assume that other countries will also be improving as lockdowns take effect and the vaccines are rolled out.
That is all well and good but he didn't say that now, did he? :roll:
Yes he did.
Show me where he said the bolded part.
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