Paul O’Connell Reacts To Ireland’s Impressive Win Over England In U20s World Championship

“Joy to watch.”

Former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell was one of the many people who tuned in to watch the Ireland record an impressive 42-26 bonus-point win over England in their opening Pool game of the U20s World Championship this evening – and he was pretty impressed.

O’Connell, who served as an assistant coach to the U20s team before joining Stade Francais, took to Twitter to congratulate the future stars in green, describing their performance “a joy to watch”.

David McCann (2), Jake Flannery, Stewart Moore, Ben Healy and John Hodnett all crossed the whitewash as Ireland hit their neighbours for six tries in a superb win.

Centre Stewart Moore got the pick of the bunch thanks to some clever play, while England suffered a late red card as a result of an awful challenge from their replacement hooker.