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#Opportunity

# opportunity - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Ireland U21 midfielder Smallbone joins Stoke on loan from Southampton
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Ireland U21 midfielder Smallbone joins Stoke on loan from Southampton

Jul 23rd 2022, 1:31 PM 5,182 Views 2 Comments

The 22-year-old was a first-team regular at Southampton before an ACL injury last January wrecked his last couple of seasons.

# opportunity - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

'I feel like there’s a huge opportunity for me to push on' - Connacht's Tierney-Martin
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'I feel like there’s a huge opportunity for me to push on' - Connacht's Tierney-Martin

May 18th 2022, 6:15 AM 5,513 Views 1 Comment

The 22-year-old recently returned to action again after a lengthy injury setback.

# opportunity - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Molumby's chance to put down roots and reinvigorate a career that still offers so much
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Molumby's chance to put down roots and reinvigorate a career that still offers so much

May 4th 2022, 4:11 PM 4,758 Views 1 Comment

Despite a new three-year contract at West Brom, the past number of months have seen his influence with Ireland wane, and he has not featured in the last six games.

# opportunity - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Ruddock: South Africa trip perfect preparation for Champions Cup date with Tigers
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Ruddock: South Africa trip perfect preparation for Champions Cup date with Tigers

Apr 23rd 2022, 9:00 AM 4,410 Views 4 Comments

The province take on the Sharks and the Stormers in South Africa before heading to Welford Road.

# opportunity - Friday 22 April, 2022

Lewis Hamilton chasing trophies and profit with Chelsea bid consortium
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Lewis Hamilton chasing trophies and profit with Chelsea bid consortium

Apr 22nd 2022, 2:44 PM 3,007 Views 0 Comments

The seven-time world champion has been named as part of Sir Martin Broughton’s group hoping to complete a takeover of the west London club.

# opportunity - Saturday 9 April, 2022

Ulster face a tough task but they are capable of delivering a big performance in Toulouse
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Ulster face a tough task but they are capable of delivering a big performance in Toulouse

Apr 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 2,638 Views 0 Comments

Dan McFarland’s face the defending champions in the first leg of their round of 16 tie.

# opportunity - Thursday 24 March, 2022

'Caoimhín is in a good position now' - Kelleher gets his chance to stake starting claim
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'Caoimhín is in a good position now' - Kelleher gets his chance to stake starting claim

Mar 24th 2022, 4:12 PM 9,727 Views 6 Comments

With Gavin Bazunu and Mark Travers out, the Liverpool goalkeeper has the chance to make his case to be Stephen Kenny’s first-choice.

# opportunity - Sunday 13 February, 2022

Irish underage international McCann 'buzzing' after first-team debut for Rangers
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Irish underage international McCann 'buzzing' after first-team debut for Rangers

Feb 13th 2022, 2:44 PM 14,130 Views 2 Comments

The teenager left Manchester United for Ibrox in the summer.

# opportunity - Friday 10 December, 2021

Frawley starts as Covid-hit Leinster name team to face Bath
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Frawley starts as Covid-hit Leinster name team to face Bath

Dec 10th 2021, 12:23 PM 15,983 Views 8 Comments

Earlier on Friday, the province reported four positive cases of Covid-19 in their set-up.

# opportunity - Thursday 2 December, 2021

'We’re keen to see Harry in a big game, and this is a big game for us'
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'We’re keen to see Harry in a big game, and this is a big game for us'

Dec 2nd 2021, 2:21 PM 9,560 Views 8 Comments

Leo Cullen has handed Harry Byrne another chance to impress with the 22-year-old set to start against Connacht on Friday.

# opportunity - Monday 29 November, 2021

'Pressure is a privilege' for Ireland's US-born striker and Danish club's captain
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'Pressure is a privilege' for Ireland's US-born striker and Danish club's captain

Nov 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 5,757 Views 1 Comment

The door could be opened for Kyra Carusa against Georgia, with Heather Payne back in the US due to college commitments.

# opportunity - Thursday 18 November, 2021

'The League of Ireland is the perfect platform for English clubs to send their players to play'
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'The League of Ireland is the perfect platform for English clubs to send their players to play'

Nov 18th 2021, 8:21 AM 9,836 Views 28 Comments

Dundalk’s new owners hope to tap into English market to find uncut gems.

# opportunity - Monday 11 October, 2021

Caoimhin Kelleher to start against Qatar but Kenny says he won't make 'wholesale changes'
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Caoimhin Kelleher to start against Qatar but Kenny says he won't make 'wholesale changes'

Oct 11th 2021, 4:05 PM 7,048 Views 3 Comments

He will be the first Liverpool player to start for Ireland since Robbie Keane.

# opportunity - Friday 1 October, 2021

Connacht look to lay down a marker as Bulls come to town
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Connacht look to lay down a marker as Bulls come to town

Oct 1st 2021, 7:15 AM 4,429 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend’s team welcome the South African side to the Sportsground this evening.

# opportunity - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Ireland U21 winger Tyreik Wright joins Salford on loan from Aston Villa
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Ireland U21 winger Tyreik Wright joins Salford on loan from Aston Villa

Aug 17th 2021, 5:46 PM 4,096 Views 0 Comments

The Cork man joins the Class of ’92-backed club after an impressing loan spell at Walsall from January onwards last season.

# opportunity - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Potential opportunity for Irish international as Begovic leaves Bournemouth
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Potential opportunity for Irish international as Begovic leaves Bournemouth

Jul 20th 2021, 9:04 PM 7,803 Views 0 Comments

Mark Travers could be set for a run in the first team following the Bosnia international’s departure.

# opportunity - Monday 19 July, 2021

Shamrock Rovers handed favourable draw in third qualifying round of Europa Conference
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Shamrock Rovers handed favourable draw in third qualifying round of Europa Conference

Jul 19th 2021, 1:33 PM 7,529 Views 1 Comment

Bohemians and Dundalk will face tougher tasks should they win their second-round ties.

# opportunity - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Much-changed Ireland U20s have great chance to impress against Italy
# Fresh Faces
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# Fresh Faces

Much-changed Ireland U20s have great chance to impress against Italy

Jul 7th 2021, 7:45 AM 4,828 Views 9 Comments

Ireland are in action at 2pm in Cardiff today.

# opportunity - Sunday 30 May, 2021

'He jumped at the opportunity' - The Spanish-born, German-based Irish starlet set for U21s debut
# Hot Prospect
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# Hot Prospect

'He jumped at the opportunity' - The Spanish-born, German-based Irish starlet set for U21s debut

May 30th 2021, 12:01 AM 11,664 Views 8 Comments

Anselmo Garcia MacNulty is one of a number of new players called up by Jim Crawford.

# opportunity - Thursday 25 February, 2021

'If he gets his chance he'll certainly be ready' - Farrell backs Casey to debut against Italy
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'If he gets his chance he'll certainly be ready' - Farrell backs Casey to debut against Italy

Feb 25th 2021, 1:27 PM 9,521 Views 12 Comments

The Munster scrum-half is set to win his first cap against Italy on Saturday.

# opportunity - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Farrell tells players to seize their chance as his Six Nations plans go wildly off script
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Farrell tells players to seize their chance as his Six Nations plans go wildly off script

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 5:00 PM 27,398 Views 33 Comments

Ireland head into Sunday’s game against France without the services of four key leaders.

# opportunity - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Kelleher impresses but Brighton condemn toothless Liverpool to another Anfield defeat
# Out Of Form
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Kelleher impresses but Brighton condemn toothless Liverpool to another Anfield defeat

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 10:21 PM 51,237 Views 92 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s side are now seven points off leaders Manchester City after a 1-0 loss.

# opportunity - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

O'Gorman hopes new sponsorship can end 'pay to play' culture in Women's National League
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O'Gorman hopes new sponsorship can end 'pay to play' culture in Women's National League

Jan 20th 2021, 8:05 PM 2,822 Views 0 Comments

The domestic league is amateur, with many players having to cover some of their own costs to represent their clubs.

# opportunity - Friday 15 January, 2021

Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021
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Australia propose idea of holding a mini World Cup in 2021

Jan 15th 2021, 9:33 PM 37,162 Views 40 Comments

The aim would be to provide an injection of cash to unions across the world.

# opportunity - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Sexton returns from injury as O'Sullivan is lined up for debut
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Sexton returns from injury as O'Sullivan is lined up for debut

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 2:14 PM 27,444 Views 69 Comments

Uncapped Eric O’Sullivan has been named on the bench by Andy Farrell for the Scotland match on Saturday

# opportunity - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Ryan Baird's comeback continues as Leinster hand him Cardiff start
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Ryan Baird's comeback continues as Leinster hand him Cardiff start

Nov 21st 2020, 12:23 PM 9,997 Views 5 Comments

Leo Cullen has kept faith in the backline that impressed against Edinburgh last Monday

# opportunity - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

'Pressure is a privilege' - Giovagnoli admits Dundalk's Euro play-off is the biggest moment of his career
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'Pressure is a privilege' - Giovagnoli admits Dundalk's Euro play-off is the biggest moment of his career

Sep 30th 2020, 6:00 PM 5,883 Views 5 Comments

The Lilywhites face KI of the Faroe Islands tomorrow night for a place in the Europa League group stages.

# opportunity - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Rob Howley handed chance to rebuild coaching career with Canada
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Rob Howley handed chance to rebuild coaching career with Canada

Sep 23rd 2020, 10:33 AM 10,183 Views 8 Comments

It is his first role since serving a ban for betting on rugby matches.

# opportunity - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Kilkenny native Áine Power lands major role at European football's governing body
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Kilkenny native Áine Power lands major role at European football's governing body

Jun 18th 2020, 9:05 PM 18,601 Views 9 Comments

She has been drafted onto the disciplinary board and will have a direct say in punitive measures taken against clubs who break Uefa rules.

# opportunity - Thursday 21 May, 2020

'There's potentially an embarrassment of riches for Munster in that position'
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'There's potentially an embarrassment of riches for Munster in that position'

May 21st 2020, 4:11 PM 18,337 Views 24 Comments

Ben Healy, Jack Crowley, and Jake Flannery will all be hoping for senior team action next season.

# opportunity - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Rory Best says virus can lead to global rugby alignment
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Rory Best says virus can lead to global rugby alignment

Apr 21st 2020, 10:23 PM 7,419 Views 10 Comments

The former Ireland captain is convinced that switching the seasons would boost northern hemisphere nations’ chances of winning the World Cup.

# opportunity - Sunday 5 April, 2020

4 possible candidates for the newly-vacant Irish U21s job
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4 possible candidates for the newly-vacant Irish U21s job

Apr 5th 2020, 12:02 AM 10,865 Views 19 Comments

Stephen Kenny has taken the step up to senior level earlier than advertised.

# opportunity - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Andrew Conway -‘I want to have the best game of my life against Scotland’
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Andrew Conway -‘I want to have the best game of my life against Scotland’

Feb 1st 2020, 7:38 AM 4,237 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland winger finally gets his first Six Nations start today, three years after making his international debut.

# opportunity - Friday 31 January, 2020

Bohemians bring in 'very talented' winger Thompson from Wolves
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Bohemians bring in 'very talented' winger Thompson from Wolves

Jan 31st 2020, 12:33 PM 6,394 Views 0 Comments

The 18-year-old St Joseph’s Boys product will stay with the League of Ireland club until July.

# opportunity - Saturday 11 January, 2020

In-form Idah handed full Premier League debut against Manchester United
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In-form Idah handed full Premier League debut against Manchester United

Jan 11th 2020, 2:15 PM 8,200 Views 16 Comments

The striker starts for Norwich in the absence of injured pair Teemu Pukki and Josip Drmic.

# opportunity - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

McCarthy hoping Brady can rediscover some form in time for crucial Denmark game
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McCarthy hoping Brady can rediscover some form in time for crucial Denmark game

Oct 29th 2019, 4:05 PM 5,357 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland boss is optimistic that Robbie Brady can bring some creativity to his team ahead of November’s crunch Euro 2020 qualifier.

# opportunity - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Broadhurst replaces reigning queen Harrington in Irish squad for World Championships
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Broadhurst replaces reigning queen Harrington in Irish squad for World Championships

Sep 5th 2019, 8:13 PM 2,636 Views 1 Comment

The Dundalk southpaw aims to challenge the Dubliner for Olympic qualification.

# opportunity - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Schmidt's Ireland can go top of world rankings with big win in Cardiff
# Top Spot
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# Top Spot

Schmidt's Ireland can go top of world rankings with big win in Cardiff

Aug 29th 2019, 5:08 PM 10,579 Views 18 Comments

Despite being hammered by England last time out, Ireland can secure top spot.

# opportunity - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Byrne starts at 10 as Schmidt recalls Ireland's big guns for England
# Named
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Byrne starts at 10 as Schmidt recalls Ireland's big guns for England

Aug 22nd 2019, 11:11 AM 34,531 Views 104 Comments

The Leinster man will get his first Test start at Twickenham on Saturday.

# opportunity - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Hyland Jr to challenge European champion in Milan
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Hyland Jr to challenge European champion in Milan

May 15th 2019, 3:49 PM 2,278 Views 0 Comments

He will face Francesco Patera who inflicted a first career defeat upon Lewis Ritson, Hyland’s sole conqueror.

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