Kilkenny man Tim Corkey started at out-half for the Irish U20 rugby team as they took on England in the Six Nations on Thursday.
It wasn’t to be for Ireland though as England ran out 24-15 winners in Cardiff.
Tim was substituted in the 50th minute from the game which was a frustrating one for the Ireland lads as a high penalty count, combined with injuries, costly errors, and two yellow cards, took its toll.
This top-of-the-table clash was delicately poised at half-time, England leading 7-0 thanks to Nahum Merigan’s 16th-minute maul try and Ireland defending doggedly without a sin-binned Chris Cosgrave.
Ireland returns to the Arms Park to play Italy next Wednesday (kick-off 2 pm).
England now leads the table by five points, ahead of their closing games against Wales and Italy.