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# Great expectations

This year
'A star is born' - Ferrari teenager hailed
The ex-Chelsea and Newcastle youngster aiming to make his name in Ireland
Michael Carrick praises Irish youngster ahead of transfer
The 42's Best of 2023: Rhasidat Adeleke, the 20-year-old from Tallaght with the world at her feet
As Adeleke prepared to take on the world last summer, Paul Fennessy spoke to some of those who have witnessed her phenomenal rise first-hand.
Last year
Ireland's Omobamidele on why he has been out in the cold since €23 million move
Neymar scores first goal after €90 million move
The 20-year-old from Tallaght with the world at her feet
Ireland's most expensive player ever needs stability after €65 million paid over 2 years
After €103 million move, teenager Bellingham hails ‘proudest day’
The Irish teenager tipped to follow in Evan Ferguson's footsteps
Jarrod Bowen knows from Danny Dyer what a trophy would mean to West Ham fans
Can GAA-mad Kerry become an Irish soccer stronghold?
All time
The story of how Belgium went from no-hopers to world number one
Co-hosting Euro 2028 could earn Irish economy €361 million boost
Klopp backs Liverpool's €75 million man to realise 'incredible' potential
Despite difficult start, Liverpool 'very optimistic' about €72 million man
Alexander-Arnold: Trophyless season would be massive failure for Liverpool
'Why not Premier League and the Champions League?' - Conte
Holders Netherlands have to settle for draw in Euros opener
Ireland's youngsters on the verge of making history
'If I really want to become a world-class striker and a top player, it’s got to start now'
'The year we signed, Nottingham Forest had come third in the Premier League'
Training with Phil Foden at Man City, returning home to Ireland and learning from Damien Duff
It’s time for Curtis Jones to start fulfilling his potential – Jurgen Klopp
5 Irish players that could make a Premier League breakthrough in 2022
‘Pep gets monthly reports on how he’s doing’ - The breakout Irish star of 2021
Can Steven Gerrard become a great manager?
PSG still waiting for Lionel Messi to find Ballon d'Or form
'I’d like to think I’d be ready now' - Kilkenny eyeing Ireland senior call-up
PSG braced for Lionel Messi arrival
'I've never for one minute doubted his talent and I've always said he would be a senior international'
Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal's £72 million man is finally starting to settle
'He wants to captain Ireland': The making of a teenage star admired by Arsenal, Man United and others
Jurgen Klopp says managing players like Mohamed Salah can be 'challenging in a good way'
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Man United face ‘vital’ period to prove title credentials
The Irish teen sensation who joined Liverpool in their '80s pomp
8 expectations I had about giving birth - and how the reality measured up
Stephen Kenny backs 17-year-old Spurs striker Parrott to 'come alive' in Tallaght tonight
Harry Maguire gives new-look Man United plenty of cause for optimism
The Southampton teenager aiming to help guide Ireland to the Euro U19 semi-finals