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# learning curve

Last year
# learning curve
Working in dental clinics and surgical theatres, Okunbor finds opportunities in injury
Okunbor’s first senior season with Kerry on his return from Australia ended without a single minute of league or Championship action.
All time
# learning curve
'He's very talented but you need to fit that talent into teamwork'
Felipe Contepomi has backed Harry Byrne to learn from a difficult cameo off the bench during Leinster’s defeat to Ulster.
# 10 to 15
Payne thrilled with progress of 'one of the hardest workers' Lowry
The 22-year-old kept a high tempo throughout the 9-try demolition of Zebre, Ulster’s sixth straight win.
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‘I don’t think I failed’ – Ireland’s Conor Masterson on his Liverpool departure
The defender was told of his release by the Anfield club at the end of this season.
# learning curve
Fine margins in attack and defence play on Larmour's mind
But the 21-year-old is desperate to absorb the lessons in defeat and finish the season on a high with Leinster.
# learning curve
Jones sees Twickenham collapse as 'a great lesson' for England
The hosts squandered a 31-point lead and needed a last-gasp try to snatch a draw against Scotland.
# Reality check
'Leinster are really phenomenal, they're a class team'
Toulouse are still in the hunt for a quarter-final spot, but their 12-game unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt in Dublin.
# A night to forget
Liverpool must learn from 'reality check' ahead of top-of-the-table City clash - Wijnaldum
The midfielder urged his side to learn lessons from their Champions League loss to Napoli,
# learning curve
Versatile young United defender joins Fulham on season-long loan
The Netherlands international will spend a second consecutive season with a London side on loan.
# learning curve
'It’s a learning experience and the challenge now is to get things right this week'
It’s a big week for the Ireland U20s as they look to get their Six Nations campaign back on track.
# learning curve
Cheetahs hurt by Ulster defeat but vow to learn their lessons ahead of Thomond trip
The South African side produced some scintillating rugby on their Pro14 debut, but indiscipline and defensive issues cost them dearly.
# learning curve
The42 Rugby Show: Irish frustrations, test teams taking shape and Stuart Hogg's replacement
Murray Kinsella joined Sean Farrell from Dunedin with reaction to the Lions’ loss against the Highlanders.
# learning curve
Ireland must learn lessons from damaging defeat after Italy performance 'not good enough'
Peter Malone’s side have work to do ahead of Sunday’s clash with Scotland.
# learning curve
'I had great moments with England but I learned that success is defined at the end of the season'
Stuart Lancaster has played a big role in Leinster’s journey to the Champions Cup quarter-finals but he insists there is a lot of work still to do.
# learning curve
History on the line but Cheika's Wallabies focused on performance rather than result
A victory in Dublin would set Australia up for a first tilt at a Grand Slam of the Home Nations since 1984.
# learning curve
A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites
It was a humbling first taste of Paralympic action for Barry Ferguson’s side.
# lessons unlearned
Northern Ireland (and the PSNI) is all over the Chilcot Report - here's why
The British Army used the Northern Irish Troubles as its key reference point for dealing with the Iraq conflict.
# tough day at the office
Ulster blown away as second-half blast ensures Saracens of home quarter-final
All is not lost for the northern province, however.
# learning curve
Dutch legend says 'Roy Keane-like' Jack Byrne will gain fantastic experience in Holland
Ruud Gullit believes a season spent on loan at Cambuur will help the Ireland and Man City midfielder become a better player.
# learning curve
Brain-dead to winning ugly - Rory McIlroy's forgettable year to remember
The Northern Irishman has been distracted by a number of non-golfing matters in 2013.