Gleeson shines as Ireland take U20 Grand Slam

Brian Gleeson. Photo from Rockwell College Facebook page via

The Ireland under-20s completed a second successive Six Nations Grand Slam last night.

Richie Murphy’s side beat England by 36 points to 24 at Cork’s Musgrave Park with a man-of-the-match performance from Tipperary’s Brian Gleeson at Number 8.

The hosts had to withstand a late fightback from England, with the visitors down to 14 players after the dismissal of out-half Monty Bradbury.