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# next gen

Last year
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'We’ve got a good academy and I’m looking at putting these guys through as quickly as possible'
Munster boss Graham Rowntree was impressed by debutants Pa Campbell, Conor Phillips and Ruadhán Quinn against Zebre.
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From 'sh****ng it' meeting Katie Taylor as a 14-year-old to fighting on her Madison Square Garden undercard
Australia’s Skye Nicolson, whose boxing brothers died tragically before she was born, is hellbent on carrying their legacy to new heights.
All time
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Seventeen-year-old Gavi scores wonderful solo goal as youngsters spare Barca's blushes again
Another teenager, Nico Gonzalez, scored a late winner as Barca earned a much-needed victory.
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Róisin Ní Riain claims another PB to finish fifth in 400m freestyle final
The Limerick teenager is having a memorable week in Tokyo.
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Predicting Ireland's first-choice XV for the 2023 Rugby World Cup
Bernard Jackman, Murray Kinsella and Gavan Casey had several different visions as they gazed into the future.
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Cork Con's Crowley starts at 10 as Ireland U20s begin Grand Slam defence
Noel McNamara has picked five of last year’s crop to start this year’s Six Nations, all in the pack.
# effort
McNamara driving zero-talent traits to leave 'no ceiling' on latest Ireland U20 crop
Only seven players remain from last year’s crop, but hard work will underpin their ‘defence’ of the Six Nations title.
# 2020 20s
Ulster's McCann named captain as McNamara unveils 37-strong Ireland U20 squad
Leinster prop Tom Clarkson will be vice-captain and one of seven men who helped seal a Grand Slam last year.
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Ospreys outing is a chance for van Graan to blood Munster's promising young guns
The likes of Jack O’Sullivan and Shane Daly have impressed when given opportunities.
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16-year-old Fati stars as Barca thump Valencia without Messi
Albert Celades’ Valencia reign began with a 5-2 loss to Barcelona, in which Ansu Fati once again made headlines.
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Johnny Ward: Horses do the talking for shrewd, young trainer Emmet Mullins
This has been an extraordinary year for Mullins and young owner Paul Byrne.
# baring teeth
Ulster academy have their 'act together' and are ready to unleash pack mentality
Academy manager Kieran Campbell is confident that the province’s production line will deliver consistently.
# Young Guns
Cody's brilliant goal helps DJ Carey's Kilkenny past Galway and into Leinster U20 final
The Cats now face Wexford in a south-east derby decider.
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Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games
This year marks the fifth edition of the multi-sport event in Paris.
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Stevie G's cousin helps Liverpool to FA Youth Cup victory over Man City
Bobby Duncan struck late to level the final at 1-1 and force extra-time before the Reds won on penalties.
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'It’s all downhill from here' - Joseph O'Brien on making his own way in the training game and early success
The young trainer already has a hugely impressive CV.
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'This is the kid who made me leave Arsenal' - Vieira 'blames' Fabregas for Gunners exit
The Frenchman won the Premier League as captain in 2004 but left the following season.
# time on their side
Van Graan sees bright future for Grand Slam-winners, but won't rush them into action
The head coach preached patience as he hinted last year’s U20s still lead the queue for first team honours.
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Try-scorer Foley the sole change for Ireland U20 after England win
Noel McNamara’s men go to Scotland on Friday looking to back up their brilliant opening night performance.
# green vest
Sonia O'Sullivan's daughter to make Ireland debut at U18 European Championships
16-year-old Sophie will run over 800 metres in Hungary next month.
# Champions
Future is bright as Schmidt's Ireland look towards building on Grand Slam success
The Ireland boss was ‘proud of how some guys got thrown in there and survived.’
# Big Jack
Jack O'Sullivan powers Ireland U20s to bonus point win over Scotland
The powerful Munster number eight ran in two of Ireland’s four tries.
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Munster's young players will learn a lot from heavy Glasgow defeat, insists Rassie
The Reds boss left a lot of his big names at home.
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Bill Johnston among five academy players awarded Munster contracts
Conor Oliver, Stephen Fitzgerald, Dan Goggin and Brian Scott have also been rewarded.
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Tana Umaga's nephew and more players to watch out for at the U20 World Cup
Here are five non-Irish players we’re looking forward to seeing in action from tomorrrow.
# Interim
Pete Malone takes charge of Ireland for this summer's U20 Championship
Munster’s player development manager will take the role on an interim basis for the tournament in Georgia.
# just warming up
Six of the best: Terry Kennedy scored a hat-trick in each half of Ireland U20's rout today
Nigel Carolan’s men were too good for a Leinster development XV today.
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'To fill Paul O'Connell's boots would be impossible': Henderson a unique talent ready to step up
Ireland will proceed in the World Cup without the captain, but with the excellent partnership of Henderson and Toner.
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6 U20s who impressed during Ireland v New Zealand
We’ve picked three Irish players who put in a promising shift against the best team in the world.
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Leinster dominate Ireland u19 Sevens squad for this weekend's European Championship
Hugh Hogan’s side will face eastern European opposition in Saturday’s pool stage.
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Dublin name unchanged side for Leinster U21 sem-final clash with Longford
Cormac Costello has been left out.
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Seve's son Javier Ballesteros turns professional
‘Whether I will succeed or not, time will tell, but I do not want to regret not having tried my best and must give it a go.’
# eight ball
Jack Conan could be natural successor to Heaslip at number eight -- Kevin McLaughlin
The 22-year-old will make his third start for Leinster at the RDS tomorrow night.
# The Future
O'Donoghue captains Munster A while Leinster begin title defence
All four provinces have named their teams for the opening round of the British & Irish Cup.
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'Our heads were in the clouds' -- Wexford won't be complacent again says U21 star McDonald
The Yellowbellies face Galway today, having been caught by Antrim in last year’s semi-final.
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Ireland's Kevin LeBlanc holds his nerve to win the Junior Open Championship
While the overnight leaders fell away in the final round, LeBlanc scrambled around the course in 74.
# Project Tango
Google unveils prototype 3D-mapping tablet that can sense its surroundings
The Project Tango tablet prototype will be made available to those attending Google’s developer conference later this month and will cost €750.
# Technology
Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland's GPS system to the next level
Mark Geraghty of STATSports joins to explain the latest fascinating developments.
# Young Stars
5 Under 20s who shone through the mud as Ireland overpowered Scotland
Mike Ruddock’s men scored four tries and dominated their visitors in the Six Nations.
# schools cup
Scott signals Crescent intent as Clongowes hit the ground running
There were six big games in the Senior Cups of Munster and Leinster.