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#Talent

# talent - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

'She's an exceptional athlete' - the newest Irish face in the AFLW
# Talent
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'She's an exceptional athlete' - the newest Irish face in the AFLW

Updated Jan 4th 2022, 8:27 PM 49,689 Views 3 Comments

Multi-sport Mayo star Rachel Kearns is one of 14 Irish players involved this season.

# talent - Monday 13 December, 2021

'This is a small crowd for Pat, he's played in Croke Park in front of 50,000!'
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

'This is a small crowd for Pat, he's played in Croke Park in front of 50,000!'

Dec 13th 2021, 7:10 AM 22,667 Views 3 Comments

Munster academy boss Ian Costello was proud of the young players’ impact in Coventry.

# talent - Sunday 28 November, 2021

The trailblazing Irish athlete who's just become a world champion
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

The trailblazing Irish athlete who's just become a world champion

Nov 28th 2021, 12:00 PM 48,801 Views 7 Comments

Bray’s Amy Wall has taken the kickboxing world by storm.

# talent - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

The Irish teen living the American dream
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

The Irish teen living the American dream

Updated Nov 23rd 2021, 8:31 AM 60,932 Views 4 Comments

Éabha O’Mahony on her big decision to move to the US.

# talent - Monday 15 November, 2021

'He's exceptionally quick' - Ireland wary of Man United youngster's threat ahead of Sweden showdown
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

'He's exceptionally quick' - Ireland wary of Man United youngster's threat ahead of Sweden showdown

Nov 15th 2021, 7:48 PM 14,829 Views 0 Comments

Anthony Elanga has six goals from six matches in the campaign thus far.

# talent - Sunday 31 October, 2021

Shamrock Rovers' matchwinner would 'certainly not' look out of place in Ireland squad
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Shamrock Rovers' matchwinner would 'certainly not' look out of place in Ireland squad

Oct 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 8,505 Views 15 Comments

Danny Mandroiu scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season on Friday.

# talent - Monday 16 August, 2021

'Rachel is a unique talent. That's her stage, that's where she wants to be'
# Star
From The42
# Star

'Rachel is a unique talent. That's her stage, that's where she wants to be'

Aug 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 8,916 Views 2 Comments

Multi-talented athlete Kearns hit 1-5 and was a shining light for Mayo in their semi-final loss to Dublin.

# talent - Friday 9 July, 2021

'Like a new signing' - The ex-Man City youngster starting to thrive in Irish football
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

'Like a new signing' - The ex-Man City youngster starting to thrive in Irish football

Jul 9th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,214 Views 0 Comments

Will Patching was on target as Dundalk comfortably overcame Newtown last night.

# talent - Monday 14 June, 2021

Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments

Jun 14th 2021, 9:32 AM 2,831 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary woman has become a starter for Adam Griggs’ 15s team.

# talent - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

'He's a throwback' - The former Celtic youngster making a big impact in Ireland
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

'He's a throwback' - The former Celtic youngster making a big impact in Ireland

May 26th 2021, 7:05 AM 9,959 Views 0 Comments

Liam Burt has impressed since joining Bohemians.

# talent - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'
# Player Profile
From The42
# Player Profile

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 9:19 AM 36,682 Views 7 Comments

19-year-old Ballinasloe RFC product Beibhinn Parsons is a rising star of Irish rugby.

# talent - Friday 2 April, 2021

Ireland U18 international Karl Martin signs for Top 14 club Montpellier
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Ireland U18 international Karl Martin signs for Top 14 club Montpellier

Apr 2nd 2021, 5:43 PM 14,086 Views 4 Comments

The Drogheda man will pursue a professional career in France.

# talent - Friday 19 March, 2021

Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future

Mar 19th 2021, 10:30 AM 12,630 Views 19 Comments

Dan McFarland has picked a promising young side for tonight’s clash with Zebre.

# talent - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales

Feb 4th 2021, 2:45 PM 18,606 Views 26 Comments

The 19-year-old captained the Leinster at U19s and has played for the province’s A team.

# talent - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''
# Be Yourself
From The42
# Be Yourself

'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''

Jan 21st 2021, 9:10 AM 10,414 Views 0 Comments

Beibhinn Parsons has been named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s Player of The Year.

# talent - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'We’ve all been jealous of Leinster for that' - Ulster aim to keep closing gap
# Academy
From The42
# Academy

'We’ve all been jealous of Leinster for that' - Ulster aim to keep closing gap

Jan 19th 2021, 5:50 PM 8,230 Views 13 Comments

The northern province’s young guns showed their quality again last Friday night.

# talent - Friday 15 January, 2021

Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster

Jan 15th 2021, 4:49 PM 16,204 Views 19 Comments

Aaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.

# talent - Thursday 14 January, 2021

'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
From The42
# The42 Rugby Weekly

'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'

Jan 14th 2021, 8:08 PM 19,816 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.

# talent - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series
# Prospect
From The42
# Prospect

20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series

Jan 12th 2021, 9:58 AM 10,129 Views 10 Comments

The Ulster wing has shown his promise in three starts over recent weekends.

# talent - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Message from Ireland camp clear: prove your point in European games first
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Message from Ireland camp clear: prove your point in European games first

Nov 24th 2020, 8:00 PM 42,412 Views 50 Comments

Many supporters were hoping to see 21-year-old halfbacks Craig Casey and Harry Byrne called up.

# talent - Sunday 15 November, 2020

20-year-old wing Ethan McIlroy gets first Ulster start for visit to Zebre
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

20-year-old wing Ethan McIlroy gets first Ulster start for visit to Zebre

Nov 15th 2020, 12:26 PM 7,902 Views 14 Comments

The academy back has impressed off the bench in recent weeks.

# talent - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory

Oct 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,142 Views 1 Comment

The Ballymoney man starts at 12 again as Dan McFarland’s men take on the Ospreys.

# talent - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,284 Views 9 Comments

Ulster’s Dan Soper was instrumental in David McCann making the move from centre to the back row.

# talent - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'

Sep 30th 2020, 3:14 PM 33,736 Views 35 Comments

Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.

# talent - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:00 PM 21,708 Views 7 Comments

The talented playmaker showed his promise after moving to out-half against Toulouse.

# talent - Thursday 27 August, 2020

'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top
# Potential
From The42
# Potential

'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top

Aug 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 13,732 Views 15 Comments

The 21-year-old made a short cameo off the bench against Leinster last weekend.

# talent - Thursday 20 August, 2020

21-year-old Ryan Baird set to start for Leinster in big clash with Munster
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

21-year-old Ryan Baird set to start for Leinster in big clash with Munster

Aug 20th 2020, 5:14 PM 15,993 Views 39 Comments

The second row trained with Andy Farrell’s Ireland earlier this year.

Andy Cole worried new Man Utd signing could block Mason Greenwood
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Andy Cole worried new Man Utd signing could block Mason Greenwood

Aug 20th 2020, 8:40 AM 15,484 Views 8 Comments

The former striker described the 18-year-old as “scary” but is concerned about his progress.

# talent - Friday 31 July, 2020

Ireland U19 midfielder Joe Hodge named Man City's Scholar of the Year
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Ireland U19 midfielder Joe Hodge named Man City's Scholar of the Year

Jul 31st 2020, 2:34 PM 8,769 Views 4 Comments

The 17-year-old scored a superb goal on his Republic of Ireland U19 debut last summer.

# talent - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments
# Young Guns
From The42
# Young Guns

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments

Jul 9th 2020, 5:17 PM 5,439 Views 0 Comments

The provinces’ A teams will also compete in a series of fixtures starting in September.

# talent - Sunday 19 April, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Harry Byrne
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Harry Byrne

Apr 19th 2020, 1:02 PM 9,770 Views 23 Comments

The 20-year-old Leinster out-half trained with Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad before the Six Nations.

# talent - Monday 30 March, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Dorothy Wall
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Dorothy Wall

Mar 30th 2020, 5:18 PM 3,676 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary woman made an impressive impact for Ireland during the Six Nations.

# talent - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Jack O'Sullivan
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Jack O'Sullivan

Mar 25th 2020, 7:30 PM 10,409 Views 8 Comments

The 21-year-old number eight returned from a long-term knee injury at the start of this season.

# talent - Thursday 5 March, 2020

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'

Mar 5th 2020, 7:17 PM 10,302 Views 21 Comments

As he reflects on his career, Rory Best takes pride from squeezing every drop out of the potential he had.

# talent - Monday 2 March, 2020

20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad

Mar 2nd 2020, 11:11 AM 15,364 Views 35 Comments

Andy Farrell has named a 35-man training squad, with Will Addison missing.

# talent - Sunday 1 March, 2020

‘Fernandes even looks good when he loses the ball’ – Solskjaer
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

‘Fernandes even looks good when he loses the ball’ – Solskjaer

Mar 1st 2020, 12:59 AM 8,141 Views 4 Comments

The Red Devils boss is pleased with a Portuguese midfielder and Odion Ighalo.

# talent - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'He's the real deal' - Brogan backs clubmate to make his mark with Dublin
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

'He's the real deal' - Brogan backs clubmate to make his mark with Dublin

Feb 19th 2020, 6:35 AM 11,710 Views 0 Comments

Sean Bugler impressed off the bench against Monaghan in the previous round.

# talent - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene

Jan 29th 2020, 3:00 PM 37,872 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland U20 flanker has made huge progress this season and is set to play against Scotland this Friday.

# talent - Sunday 15 December, 2019

'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA'
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA'

Dec 15th 2019, 9:00 AM 11,850 Views 1 Comment

Journalist and author Emmet Ryan on touring Europe for his new book, Irish basketball’s great hope Aidan Harris Igiehon and more.

# talent - Thursday 5 December, 2019

'People are noticing me as opposed to the boys, there's a long way to go but we are a bit more on a par with them'
# Talent
From The42
# Talent

'People are noticing me as opposed to the boys, there's a long way to go but we are a bit more on a par with them'

Dec 5th 2019, 6:01 PM 7,549 Views 1 Comment

Vanessa Maye speaks to The42 as she reaches the verge of her major breakthrough.

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