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# Next Big Thing

Last year
Meet the rising star of the Irish coaching scene that everyone is talking about
Noel McNamara reached adulthood without ever playing rugby but infectious enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge has seen him rise through the ranks ahead of the biggest game yet of his career.
All time
Underdogs looking for Ladies football players to feature in new series
Nationwide trials will take place in October.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow scoops record 95% of the vote in landslide Heisman win
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts was a distant second.
€126m Atletico Madrid star beats Sancho and Havertz to Golden Boy award
Portugal international Joao Felix has been recognised for his meteoric rise to prominence over the past year.
Real Madrid win the race to sign highly-rated Japanese teenager
Takefusa Kubo joins the Spanish club after previously spending time in the Barcelona youth system.
Lyon president wants to sell star midfielder to Juventus over Manchester clubs
‘It’s true that Juve are after Ndombele. But there’s also PSG, Manchester United and City,’ said Jean-Michel Aulas.
PSG in pole position to splash out €75m on Man City target De Jong
The Ajax youngster’s transfer would represent the highest fee paid to an Eredivisie club.
7 trends that need to sweep Dublin now that doughnuts are on the way out
As they say, out with the old and in with the new.
Here's what you need to know about Vero, the 'new Instagram' everyone is talking about
Is it the Next Big Thing?
The cat killer from Love/Hate gave Dublin 1 the best shoutout in The Hollywood Reporter
“Barry Keoghan would like it to be noted that he was born and raised in Dublin 1″
13-year-old Tom McKibbin to make pro debut at NI Open after invite from Niall Horan
The One Direction singer’s new golf management company are hosting this week’s event.
VIDEO: Watch a very young Mark Zuckerberg trying to explain 'The Facebook'
“When we first launched we were hoping for, you know, maybe 400, 500 people.”
Ruddock confident that young stars can fill gaps left by Top 14 temptation
With Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip reportedly close to a move away, the under 20 boss says there are ready-made replacements available.
Tumblr $1 billion deal sparks talk on next big tech target
“All the big internet companies that have money are potential buyers. Then it depends on what they want to be and how much they are willing to pay.”
Full Body Pong? How has it taken us so long to invent this?
What’s not to love?
No more bottles, no more cans: Coca Cola hopes its 'drops' are a hit
The company hopes to launch Dasani Drops in the US in the coming weeks but the question is would you opt for flavoured drops instead of a can or a bottle of flavoured water?
The new Galactico? Real Madrid snap up 8-year-old with Mayo roots
John Joe Finn was snapped up by the Madrid academy after impressing scouts during trials last year.
So, what exactly is Pinterest? (And why is everyone paying attention to it?)
Pinterest is the next big social network apparently – but what exactly is it? Here’s our handy cut-out-and-keep guide.
Young, gifted and Red
Remember the name, this young Irish talent is about to hit the big time