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# Birthday Boy

Last year
Evan Ferguson celebrates 18th birthday by signing first long-term pro contract
The Ireland U21 striker has committed his future to Brighton & Hove Albion.
All time
On this day in 1989, this Man United striker was born
Nigerian international Odion Ighalo is celebrating his 31st birthday today.
Calm, confident Carty ready for limelight after patient wait outside the fold
‘Whether I go to Japan or Connacht, I’m excited about how the season is going’
Alan Kelly can't stop bringing up his birthday in the Dáil and it's weirdly endearing
Oh, is your birthday coming up? I hadn’t heard.
Messi at 30: From the Champions League to the World Cup - 10 of his best goals
As Lionel Messi celebrates his 30th birthday, we look back at the best goals of the Barcelona and Argentina superstar’s career.
Messi turns 30: Leo or Cristiano? Cherish them both as time waits for no one
‘You are alive in the time of Messi and Ronaldo and should cherish both of them while you still can.’
WATCH: Putin plays ice hockey with the pros and, amazingly, scores loads of goals
Who would have thought…
Birthday boy Grealish bags first Villa goal with a beautiful strike
The Ireland U21 international opened the scoring against Leicester City.
There has been a massive update involving Yaya Toure, a birthday cake and Manchester City
After a yearlong stand-off, it appears the cake fiasco has been resolved at the 11th hour.
This 90-year-old man is McDonald's oldest employee in Europe
Bill Dudley is a great-grandfather and World War II veteran.
Cops save the day after no one turns up to little boy's birthday party
This is just lovely.
Paul McShane's an auld fella! It's the sporting tweets of the week
Also, Cian Healy gave a controversial opinion on beards.
McIlroy just about makes the cut as Cabrera and Flores share PGA lead at Quail Hollow
The Holywood man faded badly yesterday.
Friendless kid thanks the internet for the best birthday surprise EVER
Colin told his mum he had no friends for a party so she found him millions online.
7 ways to live your life like Sean O'Brien
The Tullow Tank is 27 today and there’s a whole lot we can learn from him.
Pope Francis invites homeless people to breakfast for his birthday
The four homeless people attended mass and breakfast with Pope Francis for his 77th birthday today.
7 gifts Roy Keane can expect for his birthday
Ireland’s greatest ever player turns 42 today.
9 ways to live your life like Sergio Aguero
The Argentinian striker turns 25 today.
10 reasons why we love Ruby Walsh
Paying tribute to a true legend of Irish sport, who celebrates his 34th birthday today.
It's Shay Given's birthday so here are 8 terrible jerseys he's had to wear
Because what else can you get a multi-million Euro footballer?
Happy Birthday Pat Kenny, here are your best bits
Pat is 65 today. He’s looking well…
Will new Bowie album "knock Taylor feckin Swift off the top of the charts"?
David Bowie has released a surprise new single overnight, with an album coming in March.
Linsanity: Basketball star mobbed by fans in Hong Kong
Houston Rockets player who set the NBA alight last season is in the region celebrating his birthday.
VIDEO: Robbie Keane celebrates birthday with brace for LA Galaxy
The Dubliner’s double against Chicago Fire sees the Galaxy edge back into the MLS playoff spots.
Aw, it's baby (gorilla's) first birthday
One of Dublin Zoo’s youngest members is to have weekend long birthday celebrations.
Gallery: Bertie's Croker birthday bash... but where's the man of the hour?
Bertie Ahern gave the press the slip as he arrived for his 60th birthday party at Croke Park last night…
Happy birthday, Barack... look how grey you've gotten
Barack Obama turns 50 today – and is beginning to show his age as the world’s most stressful job catches up with him.
How today is the planet Neptune's first birthday (kind of)
Neptune was first observed from Earth on 24 September 1846. So how does that make today a birthday?
Check out LeBron James' ridiculous birthday cake
It’s safe to say, the King’s cake is bigger than yours.