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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Next generation

This year
'It'll be strange for Dad given all the memories he has playing against Dublin'
Pat Spillane junior will take on Dublin with Sligo this weekend.
Last year
Shamrock Rovers drawn with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in the Uefa Youth League
The Hoops qualified via the domestic champions path.
All time
Romeo Beckham has potential to forge professional football career: Neville
The son of the Man United legend played in his first professional game on Sunday after starting for Inter Miami’s sister team Fort Lauderdale CF.
Ex-Barcelona youngster Zak Gilsenan among players named in latest Irish U19s squad
The Blackburn teenager is also eligible to represent Australia.
Stephen Ireland's son Joshua included in Irish U19s training camp
Jon Walters is also involved on the coaching staff.
Teenage son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan to train with Serie A giants including Juventus
Cathal Heffernan has the chance to impress Roma, Atalanta and AC Milan too, as Brexit forces Irish youngsters to broaden their horizons.
Club duties prevent several players from linking up with Ireland U21 squad
New manager Jim Crawford has assembled a squad for a training camp ahead of some crucial qualifiers.
The Corkman aiming to ensure the future is bright for Leicester City's youngsters
‘Addressing small things off the pitch can have a big impact on it,’ says Leon McSweeney.
Trevor Brennan's son Joshua named in France U20s Six Nations squad
Head coach Philippe Boher has made his selection for the opening ties against England and Italy.
'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'
Sonia O’Sullivan speaks to The42 as she reflects on life after turning 50.
'I knew it was time to grow up' - Ireland U21 midfielder aiming to kick on for club and country
Bournemouth’s Gavin Kilkenny is loving life as part of Stephen Kenny’s squad.
'We could've sold the game out twice. I've everyone looking for tickets at the moment'
Ireland’s U21 qualifier against Italy at Tallaght Stadium next Thursday is a sell-out.
From 'getting slaughtered in county finals' to chasing All-Ireland three-in-a-row glory
Slaughtneill will take on Wexford side St Martin’s in the All-Ireland senior club camogie final this weekend.
Tom Tierney names exciting Ireland U19 side to face Australian Schools
Ulster’s Aaron Sexton is named to start on the wing in Saturday’s game at Donnybrook.
James Ryan's little bro named in Ireland U19 side to face Japan tomorrow
Tom Tierney makes 12 changes to the side which beat Japan on Saturday.
Emergence of thrilling next generation a huge Six Nations success for Schmidt
Irish rugby looks like it will be in fine health long after today’s Grand Slam shot.
Six new caps named in Ireland squad for this summer's U20 World Championships
Ireland are missing several key players for the tournament in Georgia.
Who are Ireland's new boys John Egan and Liam Kelly?
The pair, both plying their trade in the Championship, were included in Martin O’Neill’s squad for the first time today.
Paul O'Connell's coaching career off to a winning start at Thomond Park
The former Ireland captain watched on as a Munster Development XV ran in five tries this afternoon.
Man Utd beat Arsenal and Chelsea to signing of Ajax wonderkid
Millen Baars, who captains the Dutch side’s Under17 side, has agreed a move to Old Trafford.
Ireland U19 women making waves in Macedonia
Off the back of two wins, Dave Connell’s side face Italy on Sunday in their final Group 2 match.
We've just been given a little look at Nintendo's brand new console
The console is designed to be both portable and for your home.
Anderlecht goalkeeper and highly-rated QPR winger named in Ireland U21 squad for Euro qualifiers
Noel King’s side take on Slovenia and Serbia at the start of next month.
Youth given a chance to impress as 9 new faces named in Ireland senior women's squad
The Girls in Green head to Wales and play two challenge matches later this week.
Dundalk and Cork City chasing Uefa Youth League places
The League of Ireland clubs could be in line to feature in this season’s top European U19 club competition.
Future looks bright for MMA as Ireland leads medal haul at World Championships
Irish amateur fighters brought home a total of six medals — more than any other country — from Las Vegas.
John Egan hoping Championship move will boost his chances of Ireland call-up
The Ireland underage international is looking ahead to the new season at Brentford.
8 of Nigel Carolan's Ireland U20 squad recruited to Leinster academy
Max Deegan, James Ryan and Andrew Porter among those entering year one of the programme.
'There’s a lot of money in the FAI - what have they got to show for it?'
Alan Caffrey, the Head of Youth Development at renowned schoolboy club St Kevin’s Boys FC, speaks to The42.
Clonmel man Johnston eager to take on world champions New Zealand
The Ireland U20 out-half made his debut in the stunning 26-25 comeback win over Wales.
A potential new UFC superstar emerged from last night's Vegas main event
Cody Garbrandt catapulted himself into title contention with a stunning KO of Thomas Almeida.
Open thread: Tell us about the most amazing young person you know
It’s time to encourage the next generation.
4 players who caught the eye during the Leinster Senior Cup quarter-finals
It was an exciting week of rugby, and here are the stars of the four games at Donnybrook.
18-year-old Dublin-born midfielder set for trial with Celtic
St Patrick’s Athletic youngster Darragh Markey will spend time with the Scottish Premiership champions, according to the player’s agent.
'One out of 10 is not great but when it means as much as that, I'll take it all day'
Robbie Brady celebrates a dream come true against Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Ireland U21s eye up top spot in Euro qualifying group as King names strong squad
The Boys in Green face Lithuania in Vilnius on 13 November.
Jack Byrne returns to strong Ireland U21s squad as they look to keep up 100% record
Noel King’s men have six points from their opening two qualifiers and face Lithuania and Italy next month.
Ireland's Jack Byrne makes long-awaited competitive debut in Holland
The Manchester City midfielder featured for SC Cambuur against FC Twente.
Here's everything you need to know about the latest player Ireland are chasing
Arsenal midfielder Dan Crowley is believed to be on Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane’s radar.
Two promising players with Premier League experience handed Ireland U21 call-ups
West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen and QPR’s Reece Grego-Cox have been included for the upcoming games with Qatar and Andorra.