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#Debut

# debut - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Life after La Liga: Iniesta and Torres suffer defeats in highly-anticipated J.League debuts
# Japan
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# Japan

Life after La Liga: Iniesta and Torres suffer defeats in highly-anticipated J.League debuts

Jul 22nd 2018, 3:36 PM 8,084 Views 0 Comments

Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta suffered defeats in their respective J.League bows for Sagan Tosu and Vissel Kobe on Sunday.

# debut - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Ireland set to hand 'smart kid' Byrne debut from bench against Wallabies
# Fresh Face
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# Fresh Face

Ireland set to hand 'smart kid' Byrne debut from bench against Wallabies

Jun 21st 2018, 10:00 AM 13,102 Views 24 Comments

The 23-year-old out-half has been included among the replacements for Saturday’s clash in Sydney.

# debut - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Beirne beams with pride after Ireland debut in front of family in Melbourne
# Special Occasion
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# Special Occasion

Beirne beams with pride after Ireland debut in front of family in Melbourne

Jun 19th 2018, 6:30 AM 15,578 Views 5 Comments

The 26-year-old played the closing stages of Ireland’s win over the Wallabies in Melbourne.

# debut - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut
# Fresh Face
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# Fresh Face

Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut

Jun 14th 2018, 12:30 PM 7,939 Views 7 Comments

The 26-year-old will be covering the second row and blindside flank on Saturday against the Wallabies.

# debut - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27
# Debut
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# Debut

Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27

Jun 3rd 2018, 3:02 PM 10,311 Views 1 Comment

Former St Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers defender Enda Stevens made his Ireland debut against the USA.

# debut - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'I'm proud to say I've made a senior cap for the Republic of Ireland'
# Debut
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# Debut

'I'm proud to say I've made a senior cap for the Republic of Ireland'

May 29th 2018, 7:15 AM 8,137 Views 8 Comments

Graham Burke last night became the first League of Ireland player in over 10 years to represent the national side.

# debut - Friday 18 May, 2018

Inspired by McIlroy, Antrim-born golf prodigy set for European Tour debut
# Teenage Dreams
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# Teenage Dreams

Inspired by McIlroy, Antrim-born golf prodigy set for European Tour debut

May 18th 2018, 8:42 PM 7,041 Views 1 Comment

15-year-old Tom McKibbin will compete at the inaugural Shot Clock Masters at Diamond Country Club in Austria next month.

# debut - Sunday 22 April, 2018

The Irishman who made his Premier League debut under Arsene Wenger
# Early Days
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# Early Days

The Irishman who made his Premier League debut under Arsene Wenger

Apr 22nd 2018, 1:23 PM 45,403 Views 3 Comments

Graham Barrett recalls his former manager and his time as a youngster at Arsenal.

# debut - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Springbok out-half Goosen returns from 'retirement' against Munster
# Big Name
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# Big Name

Springbok out-half Goosen returns from 'retirement' against Munster

Apr 12th 2018, 12:29 PM 14,855 Views 5 Comments

The 25-year-old comes straight into the Cheetahs’ 10 shirt.

# debut - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Former Cork City and Limerick youngster makes Championship debut
# Potential
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# Potential

Former Cork City and Limerick youngster makes Championship debut

Apr 10th 2018, 11:52 PM 9,165 Views 8 Comments

It was a night to remember for Chiedozie Ogbene.

# debut - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'Superhero' Totti marks 25th anniversary of Roma debut
# Legend
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# Legend

'Superhero' Totti marks 25th anniversary of Roma debut

Mar 28th 2018, 8:05 PM 8,200 Views 7 Comments

The forward’s 786th and final appearance for Roma was as a substitute in a 3-2 league win over Genoa.

# debut - Monday 5 February, 2018

Powerhouse centre Aki cherishes special Six Nations debut for Ireland
# Physical Edge
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# Physical Edge

Powerhouse centre Aki cherishes special Six Nations debut for Ireland

Feb 5th 2018, 8:20 AM 33,362 Views 51 Comments

The Connacht man is keen to keep adding to his caps under Joe Schmidt.

# debut - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'It has been a hell of a journey and a hell of a night. I'm lost for words'
# Bundee Boy
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# Bundee Boy

'It has been a hell of a journey and a hell of a night. I'm lost for words'

Nov 11th 2017, 10:31 PM 21,779 Views 36 Comments

Bundee Aki shared a special moment with his family and friends after a fine Ireland debut.

# debut - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'It's probably the best feeling of my life': Maguire revels in long-awaited debut
# Debut
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# Debut

'It's probably the best feeling of my life': Maguire revels in long-awaited debut

Oct 7th 2017, 9:00 AM 12,651 Views 21 Comments

Sean Maguire made his international debut as Ireland beat Moldova 2-0 on Friday night.

# debut - Friday 22 September, 2017

Former Australia U20 out-half will start for Connacht in crucial Cardiff clash
# Debut
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# Debut

Former Australia U20 out-half will start for Connacht in crucial Cardiff clash

Sep 22nd 2017, 12:30 PM 5,085 Views 1 Comment

Andrew Deegan, Craig Ronaldson and Dave Heffernan have all been given a first start of the season by Kieran Keane.

# debut - Monday 4 September, 2017

Former Dundalk star Richie Towell makes League One debut
# Chance
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# Chance

Former Dundalk star Richie Towell makes League One debut

Sep 4th 2017, 11:38 AM 8,464 Views 9 Comments

The Dublin-born midfielder recently joined Rotherham on loan from Brighton.

# debut - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Wayne Rooney makes perfect start on second Everton debut
# Prodigal Son
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# Prodigal Son

Wayne Rooney makes perfect start on second Everton debut

Aug 12th 2017, 4:08 PM 12,258 Views 9 Comments

The England international has put his side ahead against Stoke.

# debut - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Neymar's Ligue 1 debut for PSG could be delayed until at least Sunday week
# Delayed
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# Delayed

Neymar's Ligue 1 debut for PSG could be delayed until at least Sunday week

Aug 9th 2017, 2:54 PM 4,191 Views 1 Comment

Football authorities in France are yet to receive clearance after his world record €222 million move from Barcelona.

# debut - Monday 26 June, 2017

Journey continues for Cooney as he finally makes Irish debut
# Proud Moment
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# Proud Moment

Journey continues for Cooney as he finally makes Irish debut

Jun 26th 2017, 10:07 AM 7,137 Views 7 Comments

The 27-year-old came off the bench in Saturday’s win over Japan.

# debut - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'It’s something you dream of since you were in nappies' - Furlong
# Wexford Beef
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# Wexford Beef

'It’s something you dream of since you were in nappies' - Furlong

Jun 10th 2017, 6:45 PM 10,208 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland and Leinster tighthead had a fine debut for Warren Gatland’s side.

# debut - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Tana Umaga's Blues will unleash their first ever pre-match haka against the Lions tomorrow night
# Debut
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# Debut

Tana Umaga's Blues will unleash their first ever pre-match haka against the Lions tomorrow night

Jun 6th 2017, 10:37 AM 7,492 Views 20 Comments

The game takes place in Eden Park.

# debut - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Ireland underage international handed Premier League debut
# Potential
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# Potential

Ireland underage international handed Premier League debut

May 21st 2017, 6:21 PM 10,301 Views 2 Comments

Declan Rice came on in the dying minutes of West Ham’s win over Burnley.

# debut - Friday 19 May, 2017

Irish underage international could be set for Premier League debut
# Opportunity Knocks
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# Opportunity Knocks

Irish underage international could be set for Premier League debut

May 19th 2017, 1:47 PM 6,814 Views 5 Comments

Slaven Bilic has hinted Declan Rice will be given a chance to impress for West Ham this weekend.

# debut - Monday 13 February, 2017

'I put the phone on 'Do Not Disturb'. You just have to knuckle down'
# First Cap
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# First Cap

'I put the phone on 'Do Not Disturb'. You just have to knuckle down'

Feb 13th 2017, 8:01 AM 30,110 Views 18 Comments

24-year-old Munster hooker Niall Scannell made his Ireland debut against Italy on Saturday.

# debut - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'Hopefully he was happy': Arter keen to impress O'Neill after breakthrough performance
# To Arter
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# To Arter

'Hopefully he was happy': Arter keen to impress O'Neill after breakthrough performance

Nov 15th 2016, 9:27 AM 3,816 Views 7 Comments

The midfielder made his competitive debut for the Boys in Green in Vienna on Saturday.

# debut - Friday 11 November, 2016

'They’re off winning Grand Slams and you’re off in f***ing Rotherham'
# Debut
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# Debut

'They’re off winning Grand Slams and you’re off in f***ing Rotherham'

Nov 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 49,364 Views 15 Comments

At the age of 31, Billy Holland will win his first Ireland cap against Canada tomorrow.

# debut - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Conlan to make pro debut at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick's Day
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Conlan to make pro debut at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick's Day

Oct 18th 2016, 9:22 AM 6,200 Views 7 Comments

The Irish Olympic medallist recently signed his first deal with Top Rank.

# debut - Monday 15 August, 2016

Bayern beat Dortmund on Ancelotti's debut
# Success
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# Success

Bayern beat Dortmund on Ancelotti's debut

Aug 15th 2016, 1:25 AM 5,457 Views 1 Comment

The 57-year-old has succeeded Pep Guardiola, who won seven titles in three years as Bayern coach.

# debut - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Kelleher wears 15 for Connacht as O'Brien selected in second row
# New Look
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# New Look

Kelleher wears 15 for Connacht as O'Brien selected in second row

Aug 11th 2016, 11:07 AM 9,379 Views 10 Comments

Pat Lam has named his first XV of the new season.

# debut - Saturday 9 July, 2016

'Mom, shut up!' This MMA star had an awkward moment during his UFC debut last night
# Faux Pas
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# Faux Pas

'Mom, shut up!' This MMA star had an awkward moment during his UFC debut last night

Jul 9th 2016, 4:20 PM 10,050 Views 3 Comments

Khalil Rountree later apologised for his put down.

# debut - Monday 27 June, 2016

Mixed feelings for Connacht's Healy after Ireland debut in defeat to Boks
# First Cap
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# First Cap

Mixed feelings for Connacht's Healy after Ireland debut in defeat to Boks

Jun 27th 2016, 7:00 AM 6,690 Views 21 Comments

The 27-year-old was delighted to make his Test rugby bow in Port Elizabeth.

# debut - Thursday 23 June, 2016

CM Punk is finally set to make his UFC debut in September
# Debut
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# Debut

CM Punk is finally set to make his UFC debut in September

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:30 AM 4,840 Views 6 Comments

The former professional wrestler will take his place on the UFC 203 card.

# debut - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Roux set for Ireland debut as Schmidt makes five changes for second Test
# Big Calls
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# Big Calls

Roux set for Ireland debut as Schmidt makes five changes for second Test

Jun 16th 2016, 1:15 PM 35,432 Views 61 Comments

Craig Gilroy, Stuart Olding, Tadhg Furlong and Rhys Ruddock all start for Ireland.

# debut - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Old Trafford gives Mourinho raucous welcome
# Debut
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# Debut

Old Trafford gives Mourinho raucous welcome

Jun 5th 2016, 10:30 PM 14,405 Views 11 Comments

The former Chelsea boss originally agreed to manage an “England” team consisting of former internationals, musicians, actors and other celebrities.

# debut - Sunday 22 May, 2016

It's a quarter of a century since a promising teenage Forest midfielder made his Ireland debut
# Legend
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# Legend

It's a quarter of a century since a promising teenage Forest midfielder made his Ireland debut

May 22nd 2016, 5:27 PM 12,255 Views 15 Comments

22 May 1991 is where it all began at international level for an Irish rookie who would go on to become a legend.

# debut - Monday 2 May, 2016

All you need to know about the Irish teenager who's just made his full PL debut
# Promise
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# Promise

All you need to know about the Irish teenager who's just made his full PL debut

May 2nd 2016, 8:15 AM 11,668 Views 12 Comments

The youngster started in Aston Villa’s game with Watford on Saturday.

# debut - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Nervous energy... and glitter: Behind the scenes of the St Patrick's Day Parade
# Float On
# Float On

Nervous energy... and glitter: Behind the scenes of the St Patrick's Day Parade

Mar 16th 2016, 8:00 PM 15,956 Views 2 Comments

This year’s parade is three years in the planning. We checked in with one pageant company, as they made their final preparations.

# debut - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Van der Flier set for Ireland debut with McCloskey ready in midfield
# New Faces
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# New Faces

Van der Flier set for Ireland debut with McCloskey ready in midfield

Feb 24th 2016, 9:10 PM 40,385 Views 110 Comments

Jared Payne is looking increasingly unlikely to feature against England in Twickenham.

# debut - Monday 8 February, 2016

South Africa fans watched on enviously as CJ Stander made his Ireland debut
# Different View
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# Different View

South Africa fans watched on enviously as CJ Stander made his Ireland debut

Feb 8th 2016, 10:52 AM 16,793 Views 18 Comments

The back-row delivered a man-of-the-match performance as Ireland drew with Wales at the weekend.

# debut - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Hughton: Towell 'coped very well' on Brighton debut
# ENCOURAGING
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# ENCOURAGING

Hughton: Towell 'coped very well' on Brighton debut

Jan 9th 2016, 10:10 PM 15,116 Views 1 Comment

Despite defeat to Hull, the Seagulls boss was encouraged by what he saw.