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# Prospects

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Speculation Donohoe has eye on IMF job but minister says he’s running in next election
A spokeswoman for Donohoe insisted he remains ‘fully focused’ on his current responsibilities in Ireland and the EU.
This year
The talented Ireland U20s players who have earned a place in the final
Richie Murphy’s squad includes some top-level prospects.
Last year
'Very impressive' - Munster's young guns show their potential in pre-season
18-year-old academy back row Ruadhán Quinn scored a powerful try against Gloucester.
All time
Who are the 12 new young guns in Munster's matchday squad for Wasps?
Five players will make their debuts in the starting XV, with a further seven uncapped players on the bench.
Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations
Richie Murphy has included several players with senior provincial experience.
Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster
Aaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.
Connacht's young guns make impact and 'there's definitely more to come'
The likes of Jordan Duggan, Jack Aungier, Sean Masterson, and Cian Prendergast took their chances.
Crowley and Flannery hope for Munster chances over festive inter-pro season
The academy out-halves could be set for opportunities after Ben Healy’s injury.
Farrell wants Ireland prospects to keep learning with provinces before call-ups
There had been clamour for 21-year-old halfbacks Craig Casey and Harry Byrne to be included.
Grand Slam dream denied but Ireland U20 stars have bright futures
Many of Noel McNamara’s young squad are already making progress with their provinces.
Munster excited about the 'serious, serious young lads coming through'
Meanwhile, the ‘eye-opening’ Stephen Larkham is making a big impact on the squad.
5 young players who have impressed in Super Rugby Aotearoa
Hoskins Sotutu, Caleb Clarke, Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Will Jordan and Cullen Grace have looked good.
Ireland U20 internationals Ward and Booth among Connacht's academy intake
The western province have brought eight new players on board.
Crowley among three recruits to Munster academy as Barron gets senior deal
Scott Buckley and Alex Kendellen have also been signed up.
McHenry making step up with Munster after benefiting from AIL exposure
The 22-year-old centre has been excellent for Cork Con.
'He's brilliant' - Blade pushes Ireland claims as Boyle shines for Connacht
22-year-old Conor Fitzgerald is another youngster impressing for Andy Friend’s side.
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.
Ireland U20s welcome Kernohan, Casey and Baird back into fold for Italy
Noel McNamara’s side are two wins from two in the Six Nations so far.
Leinster and Munster Schools can't be separated as Ulster beat IQ Rugby
Nathan Doak, son of former Ulster coach Neil, was influential again in UL.
Irish-qualified Bristol back Hughes among new additions to Ulster academy
The northern province have brought six youngsters into Year 1 of their academy programme.
Two promising Cork youngsters sign for Top 14 club Pau's academy
Eoghan Barrett and Ben Roche are heading to France to pursue professional rugby careers.
Highly-rated Hume set for U20s debut as captain O'Brien moves to wing
Hooker Ronan Kelleher and scrum-half Jonny Stewart have returned to the starting XV.
POC 'a huge addition' as ambitious Ireland U20s look to Six Nations
Noel McNamara’s squad includes 11 players previously capped at this level.
Will the next Niall Scully please stand up?
A number of talented fringe Dublin players will be hoping to impress Jim Gavin in the O’Byrne Cup tonight.
Exciting Ireland U19 squad named for Donnybrook clash with Japan
Head coach Kieran Campbell has included some highly-promising players.
Leinster wing Larmour among the standouts in Ireland U20s win
Tommy O’Brien and Caelan Doris also showed their great promise.
'Both have massive futures ahead of them if they keep their heads down'
Rob Lyttle and Jacob Stockdale are in impressive form early this season.
Leinster's promising halfbacks vying for position as Pro12 season looms
Cathal Marsh, Ross Byrne and Joey Carbery are competing for the 10 shirt.
IRFU looking to ID best talent from age of 15 as Nucifora plans for future
The IRFU performance director feels earlier intervention can produce better professionals.
3 potential future UFC fighters to watch tonight at Cage Warriors 75
Keep an eye on this trio as the UK-based promotion makes its return in London.
The most talented U18 players in Ireland selected for Easter tournaments
Two Ireland U18 squads will take part in the 5 Nations and Tri Nations Festivals.
3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win over Scotland
Cillian Gallagher, Adam McBurney and Andrew Porter were impressive.
3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win over Italy
Will Connors, Conor O’Brien and James Ryan were all excellent in Donnybrook.
3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s' Six Nations defeat to Wales
Captain James Ryan was excellent for Nigel Carolan’s men.
Ireland U20s off to losing start in Six Nations against clinical Wales
Nigel Carolan’s men will be frustrated by the manner in which they conceded scores.
Ireland U20s coach Carolan hoping to see more follow Ringrose's path
The latest U20 squad has several promising forwards.
Four players return as Carolan names beefy Ireland U20s Six Nations squad
Leinster lock James Ryan will captain a squad that includes some big forwards.
New faces can bring exciting energy to Joe Schmidt's Six Nations squad
The likes of Ultan Dillane, Josh van der Flier and Garry Ringrose are all exciting prospects.
4 players from tonight's National Championship Game who could make a splash in the NFL
The biggest match-up in college sports takes place this evening.
World Cup provides an exciting opportunity for Leinster's young stars
‘We want players fighting for their place,’ says head coach Leo Cullen.