*Photograph: Joe Buckley
CLARE DUO, Luke Murphy and Emmet Calvey have been named in the Irish U20 squad for the World Rugby Championships.

Head Coach Willie Fallon named his thirty player squad for the upcoming World Rugby U20 championships with Murphy and Calvey among the contingent heading for South Africa.

Taking place in the Cape Town region, the global showpiece tournament for the Under-20 grade runs over five match days from Saturday, June 29 to Friday, July 19.

Ireland open the 2024 World Rugby U-20 Championship against Six Nations rivals Italy on Saturday, June 29 (kick-off 4.30pm local time/3.30pm Irish time), at DHL Stadium in Cape Town.

They then face Georgia on Thursday, 4 July (kick-off 2pm local time/1pm Irish time), with that game taking place at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, and Australia are their opponents at Athlone Sports Stadium in Cape Town on Tuesday, 9 July (kick-off 2pm local time/1pm Irish time).

Among the 17 forwards in the squad are Luke and Emmet who both play their club rugby with Shannon RFC.

Luke from Cratloe and Newmarket-on-Fergus’ Emmet both made their mark in the 6 Nations. They have both attended Ard Scoil Rís.

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