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# late bloomer

Last year
# late bloomer
'He said to my dad he thought I'd get 50 caps for Leinster. I thought he was mad'
Hugo Keenan reflects on a remarkable couple of seasons as he prepares for his first Heineken Champions Cup final.
# late bloomer
‘It was a nice surprise to be involved in the squad when it got announced’
Kieran Treadwell earned a shock call-up to Andy Farrell’s Ireland panel for this year’s Six Nations championship.
All time
# late bloomer
Stuart McCloskey aiming to make the most of his rare chance with Ireland
The Ulster centre has been picked for back-to-back internationals for the first time in his career.
# late bloomer
Beirne on his man of match award: 'I said to Will, they thought I was you'
The Munster player has graduated from the bench to become a key player on Andy Farrell’s Ireland side.
# meteoric rise
From starting football at 14 to becoming a central Cork figure with the medicine to succeed
Now one of the best defenders in the country, Melissa Duggan discusses all things football and life as a newly-qualified pharmacist.
# late bloomer
'You don’t really know if you’re good enough until you’re in there'
Ballyhale’s Joey Holden charts his career from failing to making the Kilkenny minor or U21 panels to captaining the Cats to All-Ireland glory.
# late bloomer
'Massive honour' for Coughlan as he crashes the Irish scene late
The Munster forward’s industry and dynamism has been rewarded by Declan Kidney.