Dundalk’s Tadgh McElroy included in Ireland U-20 squad for World Rugby Championship

Dundalk’s Tadgh McElroy included in Ireland U-20 squad for World Rugby Championship

Dundalk rugby star Tadgh McElroy has been included in the Ireland U-20 squad for the World Rugby Championship in Georgia at the end of the month.

Tadgh during his Dundalk RFC days

The 19-year-old, formerly of Dundalk Rugby Club, made his U-20s debut earlier this year when he was called up to the Irish squad for the U20s Six Nations.

McElroy, who now plays for Lansdowne, started all five games during the U-20 Six Nations, playing 307 minutes in total and scoring three tries against Scotland, France and Wales.

Having played all his rugby at the Mill Road from U-7s, the hooker left Dundalk for Lansdowne in 2015 after being head hunted by former Grand Slam winning Welsh coach Mike Ruddock and has continued to progress there with several Leinster underage appearances. He also featured for the Ireland U-19s last year.

Now the O’Hanlon Park man will be hoping to continue his progress having been named in the squad for the World Rugby Championship tournament earlier today.

Ireland are in Pool B for the tournament and will begin their campaign against Italy at Kutaisi Stadium on Wednesday May 31st before meeting Scotland at the same venue on Sunday June 4th. They will then taken on New Zealand U-20s in their final Pool B game on Thursday June 8th with further fixtures to follow depending on their results.

Should Ireland go all the way to the final it will take place two days after Tadgh’s 20th birthday on Sunday June 18th.

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