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# Rising Star

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Tom McKibbin becomes only second Irish teenager to break into golf's world top 300
Antrim teen has three straight top-20 finishes since qualifying for the main DP World Tour last month.
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Leinster's Jamie Osborne aiming to build on another promising campaign
The versatile back has enjoyed a strong season and recently signed his first senior deal with the province.
# Cathal O'Neill
Limerick young star hit by U20 rule - 'We're penalising our best players'
John Kiely feels Cathal O’Neill should have been allowed play for both teams.
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The 16-year-old sensation aiming for the stars after a recent Ireland senior debut
Abbie Larkin has a bright future ahead.
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Ioan Lloyd produces moment of magic as Bristol end losing run against Sale
The Sharks have not claimed a league win on the road this season.
All time
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'Rugby was a fairytale but not a reality... I was blessed to break that barrier'
23-year-old Vincent Tshituka of the Lions is seen as a possible Springbok back row.
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One of Europe's most sought-after strikers refuses to sign new deal at Fiorentina
21-year-old Serbian striker Dusan Vlahvoic has been linked with a number of the continent’s top clubs.
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The next Wes Hoolahan? Gavin Kilkenny is the quiet man with a fire burning inside
After a couple of years on the fringes of Bournemouth’s first team, the 21-year-old Dubliner has emerged under Scott Parker with those closest tipping him for an Ireland call.
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Bohs' teen sensation Dawson Devoy recognised after a string of outstanding performances
The 19-year-old midfielder, who is SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers Ireland Player of the Month for July, has impressed both domestically and in Europe this season.
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'Alex Kendellen is an incredible player - his will to win is second to none'
Irish Under 20 captain, Alex Kendellen, excelled on Saturday as Ireland began their Six Nations campaign with a big win over Scotland.
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Irish teenager plays again as Norwich batter Huddersfield to close in on Premier League return
Andrew Omobamidele played all 90 minutes of a 7-0 hammering of Huddersfield.
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Pep stands firm on transfer policy despite praise for Haaland and Sancho out of City game
The Manchester City manager continues to play down the chances of a £100million-plus signing this summer.
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18-year-old Irish 'keeper Bazunu channels his inner Packie Bonner with glorious assist
Have a watch…
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Undefeated Garcia recovers from Campbell knockdown to stay undefeated
Luke Campbell was stopped for the first time as Ryan Garcia claimed the interim WBC lightweight title.
# Rising Star
22-year-old Hume shining for Ulster as he knuckles down to show potential
The outside centre scored an excellent try in last weekend’s Pro14 final against Leinster.
# Upward Trajectory
Leinster's Doris resumes his rise after breakthrough season halted
The 22-year-old Mayo man made his Ireland debut earlier this year against Scotland.
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'It opened up my eyes and made me think that I deserve to be here... it's a dream since I was a kid'
Irish middle distance star Nadia Power has enjoyed a meteoric rise, and feels the only way is up from here.
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'This is a different ball game': Ex-Meath captain making her presence felt on international rugby stage
Leinster 20-year-old Judy Bobbett made her Six Nations debut in the Ireland second row on Sunday.
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England star Sancho helps Dortmund stroll past Augsburg to go top of the Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund ran riot against Augsburg on Saturday to go top of Bundesliga.
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Irish teenager wins maiden ITF Future Tour title in first pro tournament
Georgia Drummy had an excellent week in Portugal.
# Rising Star
'We didn’t have the facilities that athletes needed. Now, Ireland is beginning to look after its own'
Multiple Irish record holder Darragh Greene has welcomed the growth of swimming in Ireland over the past five years.
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'When I was 15 I sat down with my mum and said: 'This is what I want to do'. I still have a long way to go'
Michael Obafemi on becoming Southampton’s youngest ever Premier League goalscorer and making his Ireland debut.
# Goal Machine
'You can reach 1,000 goals too', Brazil legend Pele tells PSG's rising star Mbappe
Last year the French star became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final after Pele.
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‘Troy has that bit of streetwise-ness about him’: Parrott's mentality key to young Tottenham star's rise
Colin O’Brien reflects on the rapid progression of Ireland U16 Player of the Year Troy Parrott.
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'He told me that I was Ireland captain and then the Debs went out the window!'
FAI U19 Player of the Year Niamh Farrelly has had a remarkable rise through the ranks.
# Ireland Scott Talent
'I did get a World Championships silver medal, but I left Finland beginning my entire life again'
The Carlow-sprinter will represent Ireland at senior level for the first time today in Glasgow.
# Rising Star
Who is Lizzo? The singer and rapper who jams on the flute and works with the Kardashians
The woman responsible for some serious bangers.
# patience is a virtue
'My Dad has always said, 'this is the land my children are going to prosper in''
After a stunning breakthrough year in 2018, Patience Jumbo-Gula is one of Ireland’s most exciting young track and field athletes.
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Two years after lining out in Ulster Schools' Cup, Lowry on hunt for Champions Cup semi-final spot
‘It’s a remarkable achievement,’ says Ulster young gun Michael Lowry.
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Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold tied down as he signs new long-term deal
The 20-year-old has pledged his future to his boyhood club.
# Movies
Barry Keoghan and Jessie Buckley both nominated for Bafta Rising Star Award
The pair are joined by three other actors in the nominations: Cynthia Erivo, Lakeith Stanfield and Letita Wright.
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England's 18-year-old star Sancho scores derby winner as Dortmund go nine points clear
Jadon Sancho scored his sixth Bundesliga goal of the season as Borussia Dortmund saw off Schalke.
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Gillane: 'If you're playing within your shell, you're not going to get the best out of yourself'
After being dropped from the Limerick panel in 2017, Aaron Gillane has enjoyed a remarkable rise to the top of the game.
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Shopping for an All-Stars tuxedo, 'down to earth' JP McManus and Limerick's huge potential
Limerick forward Kyle Hayes says life hasn’t changed too much in the wake of their All-Ireland victory.
# Rising Star
Watch: 16-year-old Hoops keeper draws praise for stunning penalty save against Cork City
Gavin Bazunu kept a clean sheet at Turner’s Cross last week including a penalty save from Kieran Sadlier.
# Life in the fast lane
'It's a huge deal to wear the green of Ireland' - Mixing it up between the world stage and school
Up-and-coming star Ciara Neville on her meteoric rise, Leaving Cert year and balancing it all on and off the track
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'He has no boundaries in the way he thinks': Nacewa excited to take on Europe with Larmour
The veteran Leinster skipper says team-mates feed off the 20-year-old’s positive approach.
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'They start getting attention from the opposite sex and start getting bought pints in pubs'
Offaly boss Stephen Wallace is keen to protect promising 18-year-old Cian Johnson.
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'He'd step you in a phone box' - Larmour clamour continues to grow
The Leinster fullback scored two tries against Ulster at the RDS.
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18 for 18: Ross McGarry is the latest talented footballer to roll off the Dublin production line
He scored 5-15 in six championship games for Dublin minors this summer.