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# High hopes

Last month
January 2023
# High hopes
'We feel he’s got Test match ability' - Scotland boss Townsend happy to have Healy on board
The Munster player was named in Scotland’s 40-man Six Nations squad on Tuesday.
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‘Gaps remain’ with EU amid hopes of Northern Ireland Protocol breakthrough
A joint statement following talks between the EU and UK said that ‘scoping work for potential solutions should continue in a constructive and collaborative spirit’.
Last year
2022
# High hopes
New county boss in from Mayo, cruciate setback in USA, and shedding the soft townies tag
It will be a tough but exciting start to life in Division 2 of the National Football League for Limerick with games against All-Ireland semi-finalists Derry and Dublin first up under new manager Ray Dempsey.
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'We're just not playing good enough rugby' - Ulster looking ahead after Munster disappointment
The province’s Craig Newby insists the squad are still excited looking ahead for the rest of the season.
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'Lot of space for improvement' for Liverpool's €45 million man
Jurgen Klopp feels the best is yet to come from Luis Diaz.
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'He's a huge talent' - Rooney wants to keep Irish teen Ebosele amid Udinese interest
The 19-year-old has put in a string of fine performances for the Rams this season.
All time
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4 League of Ireland players who moved across the water in 2021 and 4 who could follow
Ross Tierney and others who have signed, or could sign, for British clubs.
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'He hasn't looked one bit out of place' - The 16-year-old already playing for Ireland U21s
It has been a memorable few weeks for Evan Ferguson.
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'The Irish public will identify with these players – there will be a great connection there'
Ireland are training in Girona this week ahead of games against Andorra and Hungary.
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Irish Para high jumper Jordan Lee on clearing the obstacles of the past year
The Kerry native competes in the World Para Athletics European Championships next week.
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'Tottenham could have a very good player on their hands' - Praise for Troy Parrott
Ipswich boss Paul Lambert has been impressed by the Irish youngster.
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Champions League football the objective for Everton captain Seamus Coleman
‘Carlo Ancelotti has not put pen to paper on a contract at this club to be with a mid table team.’
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'I truly believe we can win the Six Nations,' says Scotland's Stuart Hogg
The full-back believes his side are on the path to ‘something incredibly special’.
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'Proper Manc' Rashford can emulate United legends Ronaldo and Rooney - Solskjaer
The Red Devils caretaker boss believes the sky is the limit for the 21-year-old England striker, who he has labelled ‘absolutely top class’.
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Liverpool's Irish goalkeeper on 'crazy' experience facing Man City and Man United
Cork native Caoimhin Kelleher has enjoyed pre-season and says he has already learned from the club’s new number one, Alisson.
# bright prospect
'He played like he's played 400 games in the league' - Rovers boss heaps praise on 18-year-old after Cork win
Young midfielder Aaron Bolger was one of a number of fine performances as the Hoops finally got back to winning ways against the champions.
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'He has a steeliness about him that’s been built up from having his confidence knocked in the past'
Sean Maguire can stake his claim for a regular place in the Ireland team when they face Turkey later this month, says Kevin Kilbane.
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Man United call up Ireland U21 goalkeeper to their Champions League squad
Kieran O’Hara has been added to their list by manager Jose Mourinho.
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O'Connor keen to impress after sealing dream move to England
The 19-year-old defender has made the switch to Leeds United from Limerick.
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Vincenzo Montella is 'painting a masterpiece' at Milan
The Rossoneri look a revitalised outfit under the Italian’s guidance and Arrigo Sacchi has nothing but praise for his efforts.
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Mourinho: Rashford can pass Rooney's Man United goal record
Just 235 to go, Marcus.
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'China can become world's top football league'
The country has made headlines in recent weeks thanks to jaw-dropping megabucks moves for Argentina striker Carlos Tevez and Brazil playmaker Oscar.
# the feels
Steve from Kodaline made his dad cry with an amazing present of a car on Christmas morning
“He’s done so much for me”.
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Pearson 'ready to make a push' towards the top of the UFC's lightweight division
The English veteran takes on Scotland’s Stevie Ray tomorrow night at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast.
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Homeless choir to bring High Hopes to Sligo Choral Festival
The High Hopes Choir is set to headline Sligo International Choral Festival next month.
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One Irish player included in our flop XI from the group stages of Euro 2016
Do you agree with our selection?
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'I think he's destined to play at a higher level' - Kilbane backs Forrester to make step up
The former Ireland international-turned-pundit says the midfielder will go far if he keeps doing what he’s doing.
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Argentina are not underestimating Australia - De La Fuente
Australia were not at their best in the Rugby World quarter-finals but Argentina remain wary ahead of Sunday.
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Kodaline surprised Aer Lingus passengers with an in-flight busk
Hiiiiiiiiiigh hoooopes.
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'I don't think Australia and South Africa would be teams that Ireland fear anymore'
Former Ireland international Denis Leamy is predicting a successful World Cup campaign.
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Will Memphis kickstart Man United career against his old club with Rooney ruled out?
The Dutchman returns to PSV Eindhoven for tomorrow night’s Champions League group stage opener.
# Open season
Another Irish golfer is hoping to follow Paul Dunne's lead and take the Open by storm
Stephanie Meadow wants to put a disappointing run of form to one side at Turnberry.
# breaking boundaries
Windies win further evidence Ireland aren't prepared to bow to the established order
This side aren’t afraid to go against the tide in order to receive greater recognition.
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After hitting a plateau in their headlong progress, 2015 is a seminal year for Ireland
There is plenty to look forward to over the next twelve months, including the World Cup.
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Kodaline performed outside the GPO with the High Hopes Choir today
They were supporting the Belvedere College Sleep Out.
# high hopes choir
The High Hopes Choir shot to number one on iTunes following the uplifting documentary
Ireland’s first homeless choir won over viewers.
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Kodaline played a secret gig in Galway last night, and hundreds queued to get in
Along with London Grammar and Dan Croll, in a 200-capacity pub.
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Ireland's worst touts tried to flog fake Kodaline tickets... to Kodaline
Scarleh for their mas.
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Heartbreak for Leitrim as Roscommon end their minor championship dream
Leitrim were Connacht minor league champions this year.
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Look out for Kodaline busking in Dublin today...
The lads have said they’ll be hitting the streets.