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# High hopes

This year
Jake O'Brien is Ireland's new tower of strength thriving in Lyon
The 22-year-old defender has already made a habit of upsetting the status quo as he prepares for senior international debut.
Last year
'She drives me to go forward but she’s Katie McCabe. She’s unbelievable'
Step by step as Ireland remain hopeful for 'extremely fit' Denise O'Sullivan
Skehill would be 'borderline devastated' if Galway minor Class of 2023 don't break through
'We feel he’s got Test match ability' - Scotland boss Townsend happy to have Healy on board
‘Gaps remain’ with EU amid hopes of Northern Ireland Protocol breakthrough
All time
New county boss in from Mayo, cruciate setback in USA, and shedding the soft townies tag
'We're just not playing good enough rugby' - Ulster looking ahead after Munster disappointment
'Lot of space for improvement' for Liverpool's €45 million man
'He's a huge talent' - Rooney wants to keep Irish teen Ebosele amid Udinese interest
4 League of Ireland players who moved across the water in 2021 and 4 who could follow
'He hasn't looked one bit out of place' - The 16-year-old already playing for Ireland U21s
'The Irish public will identify with these players – there will be a great connection there'
Irish Para high jumper Jordan Lee on clearing the obstacles of the past year
'Tottenham could have a very good player on their hands' - Praise for Troy Parrott
Champions League football the objective for Everton captain Seamus Coleman
'I truly believe we can win the Six Nations,' says Scotland's Stuart Hogg
'Proper Manc' Rashford can emulate United legends Ronaldo and Rooney - Solskjaer
Liverpool's Irish goalkeeper on 'crazy' experience facing Man City and Man United
'He played like he's played 400 games in the league' - Rovers boss heaps praise on 18-year-old after Cork win
'He has a steeliness about him that’s been built up from having his confidence knocked in the past'
Man United call up Ireland U21 goalkeeper to their Champions League squad
O'Connor keen to impress after sealing dream move to England
Vincenzo Montella is 'painting a masterpiece' at Milan
Mourinho: Rashford can pass Rooney's Man United goal record
'China can become world's top football league'
Steve from Kodaline made his dad cry with an amazing present of a car on Christmas morning
Pearson 'ready to make a push' towards the top of the UFC's lightweight division
Homeless choir to bring High Hopes to Sligo Choral Festival
One Irish player included in our flop XI from the group stages of Euro 2016
'I think he's destined to play at a higher level' - Kilbane backs Forrester to make step up
Argentina are not underestimating Australia - De La Fuente
Kodaline surprised Aer Lingus passengers with an in-flight busk
'I don't think Australia and South Africa would be teams that Ireland fear anymore'
Will Memphis kickstart Man United career against his old club with Rooney ruled out?
Another Irish golfer is hoping to follow Paul Dunne's lead and take the Open by storm
Windies win further evidence Ireland aren't prepared to bow to the established order
After hitting a plateau in their headlong progress, 2015 is a seminal year for Ireland
Kodaline performed outside the GPO with the High Hopes Choir today
The High Hopes Choir shot to number one on iTunes following the uplifting documentary