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# Potential
Munster's Phillips shines as Ireland 7s finish fourth in Vancouver
Ireland came up short against Kenya and Great Britain after impressing en route to the semi-finals.
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Ireland U20s drawn with back-to-back winners France in World Championship
Noel McNamara’s latest crop of promising young players will also face Argentina and Japan.
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O'Shea and O'Connor play starring roles as Kerry see off Tyrone to keep six in-a-row on track
The pair combined to score 10 of the Kingdom’s 15 points, booking an All-Ireland semi-final berth in the process.
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'We're not just here to take part, we want to win. That's been driven into us from day one'
Bohemians and Ireland U21 defender Darragh Leahy is hoping to maintain his side’s fast start to the Toulon Tournament.
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4 for Kerry, 3 for Galway - Minor Football Team of the Year announced
Players from Kildare, Monaghan, Derry, Dublin, Meath and Wicklow also make up the selection.
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Murray and Stander among speakers at Irish rugby's first U18 inter-pro festival
The IRFU’s Eoin Hogan explains what has been involved in the inaugural festival at UL.
# u18s
Connacht move into control of Clubs inter-pros with commanding win over Munster
Meanwhile, Leinster had a big win against Ulster at the U18s festival in UL.
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Ulster strike late to beat Munster as Leinster Schools excite in UL
All the action from the first game day in the Schools inter-pros at UL.
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New U18 inter-provincial festival set to showcase exciting Irish talent
The IRFU has brought in a new format to expose young players to a professional environment.
# Prospects
Irish-qualified Bristol back Hughes among new additions to Ulster academy
The northern province have brought six youngsters into Year 1 of their academy programme.
# Young Guns
The next big thing: 6 young players to watch out for at the 2018 World Cup
All of these young stars can potentially make a name for themselves on the world stage in Russia this summer.
# pathway
'It's a big difference to start getting players from Donegal and Cavan, where we haven't before'
We spoke to former Ireland scrum-half Kieran Campbell about his role as the head of Ulster academy.
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Three promising homegrown players sign pro contracts with Connacht
Conan O’Donnell, Cillian Gallagher and Peter Claffey have all penned new deals.
# tryfest
Ireland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales
There were 11 tries in a frenetic game in Dublin.
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POC 'a huge addition' as ambitious Ireland U20s look to Six Nations
Noel McNamara’s squad includes 11 players previously capped at this level.
# promise
Clubs and Schools players combine in Ireland U18 squad to face England
Head coach Mark Butler has included six Exiles in his 24-man group.
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Brilliant Larmour among the standouts for Ireland U20s in England defeat
Gavin Coombes and Charlie Connolly showed up well against the English pack.
# Potential
'There's guys there who'll be playing international rugby in a few years'
Ireland U20s head coach Nigel Carolan took plenty of positives from a heartening win in Scotland.
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Three returning players as Leinster's Kelly named Ireland U20 captain
Cillian Gallagher, Johnny McPhillips and John Foley are back from last year.
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Two All Blacks included in exciting Maori squad to face Munster
The province welcome the tourists to Thomond Park on 11 November.
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Munster playmaker Johnston back as Ireland U20 name World Champs squad
Nigel Carolan is missing some key players through injury.
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3 Galway seniors in U21 team for repeat of last year's Connacht final
Enda Tierney, Eamonn Brannigan and Paul Mannion will all feature against Roscommon.
# wolfpuppies
'Chat' and consistent focus key for Ireland U20s after great start at World Cup
The foot won’t be coming off the pedal against Scotland on Saturday.
# Talent
Catch up on Ireland's thrilling last-gasp win in the World U20 Championship
Nigel Carolan’s men needed a late, late penalty to clinch victory against Argentina.
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4 players who stood out during the Ireland U20s' win over Argentina
Sam Arnold, Alex Thompson, Joey Carbery and Jacob Stockdale all looked good.
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How to be the next Hozier
A layperson might be surprised at just how good a system Ireland has in place for its aspiring musicians.
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5 players who stood out during the Leinster Schools Senior Cup final
There were a host of excellent performances at the RDS as Roscrea beat Belvedere.
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Carolan's talented U20s need clinical edge to get Six Nations bid back on track
Ross Byrne is happy to be linking up well with centres Sam Arnold and Garry Ringrose again in Wales.
# Potential
6 exciting prospects to watch out for in the U20 Six Nations
We’ve picked out a player from each of the six teams ahead of this weekend’s first round.
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6 Limerick and Kilkenny players to watch out for in the All-Ireland minor final
The teams meet in the curtain-raiser in Croker.
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5 world rugby talents to watch out for in 2014
This quintet of young players look set for breakout years in the world of rugby.
# All grown up
John Joe Brennan is back and he doesn't want to be a horologist anymore
It seems auctioneering is now his chosen career path.