The Ireland Under-20 team (sponsored by PwC) has been named for the final game of the RBS 6 Nations Championship against England Under 20 in Dubarry Park on Friday night (KO: 7.45pm)…

Ireland coach Mike Ruddock has made a number of changes to the side that drew dramatically with Wales last weekend.

Tiernan O’Halloran returns to the starting XV alongside Michael Sherlock and Andrew Boyle. In the centre JJ Hanrahan starts in place of Luke Marshall while Cathal Marsh comes in at out half for Paddy Jackson. Jackson, Marshall and Craig Gilroy have been called up the Ulster squad.

Up front David Doyle comes in at hooker for injured captain Niall Annett. He will pack down between James Tracy and Martin Moore.

Leinster’s Jordi Murphy will captain the team in the absence of Annett.


15: Michael Sherlock (Clontarf/Leinster)
14: Tiernan O’Halloran (Galwegians/Connacht)
13: Alex Kelly (UCD/Leinster)
12: JJ Hanrahan (UL Bohemians/Munster)
11: Andrew Boyle (UCD/Leinster)
10: Cathal Marsh (Dublin University/Leinster)
9: Blane McIlroy (Ballymena/Ulster)

1: James Tracy (UCD/Leinster)
2: David Doyle (UCD/Leinster)
3: Martin Moore (Lansdowne/Leinster)
4: Michael Kearney (Clontarf/Leinster)
5: Daniel Qualter (Buccaneers/Connacht)
6: Shane Buckley (Garryowen/Munster)
7: Aaron Conneely (Corinthians/Connacht)
8: Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) CAPTAIN


16: James Rael (Garryowen/Munster)
17: Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
18: Cathal O’Flaherty (Cork Constitution/Munster)
19: Stephen Lecky (Glasgow Hawks/Exiles)
20: Mark Dolan (Corinthians/Connacht)
21: Gareth Quinn McDonogh (Shannon/Munster)
22: Colm O’Shea (Clontarf/Leinster)