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# Rapid Rise

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# Rapid Rise
The Limerick latecomer's 'step up' from representing county to country, and battling relegation in Germany
Claire O’Riordan was unaware of top-level women’s football until her first year of college. Now she’s an Irish international.
# Rapid Rise
'Without faith, I don’t know if I would have been able to believe that I could have done something'
Ireland’s 17-year-old sprint sensation Rhasidat Adeleke on athletics, the Leaving Cert and what’s next.
# Prolific
Sevu Reece's rapid rise - aided by ROG - leads to World Cup in Japan
The 22-year-old’s contract with Connacht was cancelled last year after a court appearance.
# Rapid Rise
'Joe Schmidt was at the game and afterwards I went up and got a picture with him as a fan'
Jordan Larmour caught the eye of the Ireland head coach when he lined out against a New Zealand touring side two years ago.
# Rapid Rise
'When I told them I was picked my mum, dad and my sisters went crazy, they were really proud'
Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale reflects on a whirlwind 12 months.
# Rapid Rise
'I remember the first day I came in I might have sat on the Gooch’s seat' - starting out with Kerry
Tadhg Morley has moved quickly to the top in Kerry football.
# Sevens Heaven
Let go by Leinster and now captaining his country: Billy Dardis hoping to land European title for Ireland this weekend
The Naas native looks an ideal fit to be a core member of an Ireland Sevens squad that will continue to aid development of provincial academy prospects.
# Rapid Rise
Irish influence proving crucial in remarkable Major League Soccer turnaround for Colorado
Kevin Doyle is the headline act but Meath man Padraig Smith is the Rapids’ Sporting Director.
# Story so far
Conor McGregor's remarkable journey in the UFC began on this day in 2013
‘The Notorious’ is celebrating two years with the world’s top MMA promotion today.
# Rapid Rise
Cork's Ciaran Sheehan set to make AFL debut this weekend for Carlton
Sheehan won an All-Ireland senior football medal with Cork in 2010.