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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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Last year
2022
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Mbappe vows not to interfere with management of PSG after snubbing Real Madrid offer
It was speculated that Mbappe was convinced to stay by giving him some say in which players to sign for next season.
All time
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'Everybody knows what a potential player he is'
Jim Crawford is delighted to have Will Smallbone back available again.
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'He gets us playing' - Praise for Ireland's man of the match
Skipper Conor Coventry had a hand in one goal and scored another as the U21 side overcame Luxembourg.
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'He was very good, wasn’t he?' Crystal Palace youngster lauded after starring role in win
Eberechi Eze earned the praise of his manager Roy Hodgson following an eye-catching display against Sheffield United
# Talent
Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future
Dan McFarland has picked a promising young side for tonight’s clash with Zebre.
# Prospect
20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series
The Ulster wing has shown his promise in three starts over recent weekends.
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Benzema won't be distracted by sex tape trial, says Zidane
The French boss has backed the Real Madrid star.
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Sam Allardyce won’t start winding up rival managers until Baggies start winning
The West Brom boss will leave his usual ‘tittle-tattle’ to one side while he focuses on leading a rescue effort at the Hawthorns.
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Solskjaer warns 'personal agendas' will not be tolerated
The Manchester United boss is much happier with the current makeup of his squad.
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'Some of their players are going to be playing in the top leagues over the next few years'
Niall Morahan and Kameron Ledwidge were impressed by France as Ireland suffered a narrow 1-0 loss.
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The Irish teen aiming to be the next Wes Hoolahan
Brandon Kavanagh is currently part of the Boys in Green’s squad for the U19 Euros.
# playmaker
€75-million man swayed by Barcelona's 'key player' promise
Frenkie de Jong impressed as Ajax won the Eredivisie title and reached the Champions League semi-finals last season.
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The 20-year-old starlet who lit up last night's Dublin derby
Daniel Mandroiu was delighted after his match-winning performance inspired Bohs to victory against Shamrock Rovers.
# Prospect
'Craig is such a great talent' - 20-year-old Casey gets Munster debut
The Shannon RFC scrum-half is an exciting prospect.
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Ireland U18 Schools squad features six players back from last year
There’s a strong Connacht contingent included in Peter Smyth’s 26-man group.
# Talent
3 players who stood out in the Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win in Scotland
Liam Turner, Dylan Tierney-Martin and Jonathan Wren impressed on a good night in Galashiels.
# Talent
21-year-old academy wing Baloucoune taking his chances with Ulster
The Enniskillen man has shone for Ulster in the Heineken Cup over the past fortnight.
# Youthful XV
Four academy players start as Ludik returns for Ulster against Scarlets
Head coach Dan McFarland has included new signing Ian Nagle on the bench.
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The Giants’ rookie running back scores a 68-yard TD in the first game of his career
It was a day to remember for Saquon Barkley.
# Regret
Alisson won't be 'stupid' and repeat Liverpool error
The Brazilian gifted Leicester a goal in a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.
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'She's just turned 16, but needs to be in this environment'
Ireland manager Colin Bell has high hopes for teenage starlet Jessica Ziu.
# Prospect
Ulster include 17-year-old sprinter Sexton in squad to face Gloucester
The northern province have named an exciting squad for Saturday’s game.
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PSG youngster eclipses Ronaldo on star's 150th outing
Goncalo Guedes was the star of the show as Portugal eased past Algeria.
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Three promising homegrown players sign pro contracts with Connacht
Conan O’Donnell, Cillian Gallagher and Peter Claffey have all penned new deals.
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Southampton boss Pellegrino praises Irish teenager after Premier League debut
“He’s a really fast player and his speed is his most important quality,” the manager said of Michael Obafemi.
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Porto starlet makes €18million move to the Championship
Ruben Neves has signed a five-year contract with Wolves.
# Potential
Chelsea sign 16-year-old Welsh prodigy
Ethan Ampadu has already played 13 times for English fourth-tier side Exeter.
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Czech starlet set for €25 million move to Juventus
The Bianconeri have activated the release clause in Patrik Schick’s Sampdoria contract, beating Serie A rivals Inter to his signature.
# Hope
Argentina overcome Brazil to get Sampaoli's reign off to winning start
The new boss fielded an attacking XI in his first game, including Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain
# Young Guns
Ryan, Porter and O'Loughlin the latest Ireland call-ups off Leinster conveyor belt
Joe Schmidt will bring the uncapped trio on Ireland’s tour of the US and Japan.
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Munster facilitate Ryan request as Schmidt gets set to name Ireland squad
The squad to travel to the US and Japan will be named today.
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No Carbery, but Cork Con and Clontarf can show UBL has lots more talent
This Sunday sees a repeat of last season’s Division 1A final at the Aviva Stadium.
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Davy Fitz on Nowlan Park pitch invasion: 'I won't do it again, if that's any consolation'
The Wexford manager is facing an eight-week suspension, and may not be free to patrol the touchline in a potential Leinster semi-final with Kilkenny on 10 June.
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Clubs and Schools players combine in Ireland U18 squad to face England
Head coach Mark Butler has included six Exiles in his 24-man group.
# hot prospect
Larmour's outstanding U20 Six Nations shows why Joe Schmidt is a fan
‘You could put Jordan at nine or 10 and he’d probably do as well, he’s just an outstanding player.’
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23 of the best League of Ireland players aged 23 or under
Cork’s Sean Maguire and other promising youngsters likely to make an impact in the upcoming campaign.
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'No matter what happens I will manage next season'
Arsene Wenger confirms he does not intend to retire even if he leaves Arsenal at the end of the current campaign.
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Analysis: Debutant Ringrose gives Ireland a bright glimpse of the future
The 21-year-old had many excellent moments as he won his first Test cap.
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'Until the last day I am a coach I will try to play from the goalkeeper'
Man City’s Claudio Bravo endured another bad night at the office at the Camp Nou.
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Netherlands coach Blind adamant he will not resign
The 55-year-old is under pressure following an unconvincing stint in charge so far.