The Ireland Under 20 team (Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers) has been named for their Six Nations Championship Game against England in Dubarry Park on Friday (KO: 6.15pm)…

Matthew Healy starts at scrum half with Conor Murray moving into to the replacements after starting the game against Italy a fortnight ago. Ronan O’Mahony has also moved into the starting XV on the right wing in place of Mark Doyle and Shane Gahan takes O’Mahony’s place on the bench after returning from injury.

In the forwards, James Sandford and Mark Flanagan swap positions with Sandford starting in the second row and Flanagan named on the bench.

Ireland Coach Allen Clark said: “Friday’s game against England will test how far we have progressed as a squad. Preparation has gone well and the mood in the camp is very good. We are aware of the challenge ahead and the level of performance required, both team and individual.”


15 – David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
14 – Ronan O’Mahony (Garryowen/Munster)
13 – Ian McKinley (UCD/Leinster)
12 – Eamonn Sheridan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
11 – Michael Keating (Clontarf/Leinster)
10 – Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)
9 – Matthew Healy (Lansdowne/Leinster)

1 – Paddy McAllister (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
2 – Thomas Sexton (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
3 – Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
4 – Ciaran Ruddock (Neath/Exiles)
5 – James Sandford (Queens University/Ulster)
6 – Rhys Ruddock (Millfield School/Exiles)
7 – Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
8 – Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)


16 – David McGregor (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
17 – Jack O’Connell (Lansdowne/Leinster)
18 – Mark Flanagan (UCD/Leinster)
19 – Michael Noone (Seapoint/Leinster)

20 – Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
21 – Shane Gahan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
22 – Gary Foley (Blackrock College/Leinster)