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#Talent

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

Aug 20th 2020, 5:14 PM 16,015 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
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Andy Cole worried new Man Utd signing could block Mason Greenwood

Aug 20th 2020, 8:40 AM 15,529 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2020, 2:34 PM 8,876 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 9th 2020, 5:17 PM 5,487 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 19th 2020, 1:02 PM 9,854 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 30th 2020, 5:18 PM 3,738 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 25th 2020, 7:30 PM 10,519 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 5th 2020, 7:17 PM 10,360 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 11:11 AM 15,426 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Mar 1st 2020, 12:59 AM 8,152 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Feb 19th 2020, 6:35 AM 11,863 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 29th 2020, 3:00 PM 37,919 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2019, 9:00 AM 11,968 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.

'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'
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'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 7,635 Views 1 Comment

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

With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?
# Future
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# Future

With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?

Oct 27th 2019, 5:07 AM 13,291 Views 4 Comments

New Zealand must appoint a new head coach and captain as the next era begins.

Bohemians 'a little bit shocked by the negative reaction' to senior debut for 14-year-old Evan Ferguson
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Bohemians 'a little bit shocked by the negative reaction' to senior debut for 14-year-old Evan Ferguson

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,818 Views 6 Comments

The precocious striker will be involved in tonight’s Uefa Youth League tie with PAOK Salonika.

Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence
# Potential
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# Potential

Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence

Sep 20th 2019, 3:46 PM 10,065 Views 32 Comments

The young out-half gets another chance to impress against Munster tomorrow.

'He is a potential Ballon d’Or winner over the next four or five years'
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# Talent

'He is a potential Ballon d’Or winner over the next four or five years'

Sep 13th 2019, 6:16 PM 10,890 Views 7 Comments

Raheem Sterling’s rapid development has left Jamie Carragher very impressed.

How talent could be a 'critical constraining factor' for Ireland's fintech aspirations
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

How talent could be a 'critical constraining factor' for Ireland's fintech aspirations

Jul 4th 2019, 9:50 AM 314 Views 0 Comments

Dublin may appear to be a safe bet for a post-Brexit hedge but firms still need access to skills.

Former St Pat's defender signs first pro contract with Birmingham City
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Former St Pat's defender signs first pro contract with Birmingham City

Jun 25th 2019, 6:26 PM 7,829 Views 4 Comments

18-year-old Ryan Burke signed a two-year deal with the club today.

Celtic legend Bonner claims Tierney would be worth £50 million in England
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Celtic legend Bonner claims Tierney would be worth £50 million in England

Jun 24th 2019, 3:52 PM 7,645 Views 10 Comments

The defender has been linked with a big-money move to Arsenal.

'When he is ready to go, he will' - Praise for Irish prospect Farrugia as UK clubs hover
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'When he is ready to go, he will' - Praise for Irish prospect Farrugia as UK clubs hover

May 29th 2019, 2:52 PM 8,740 Views 3 Comments

Irish U21s assistant manager Keith Andrews believes UCD winger Neil Farrugia is ready to make an immediate impact in English football.

In Pictures: Winning entries of Ireland's most talented young artists in this year's Texaco art competition
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In Pictures: Winning entries of Ireland's most talented young artists in this year's Texaco art competition

Apr 16th 2019, 6:08 PM 43,313 Views 28 Comments

There were 126 winners over seven categories.

'He's the nearest to Hoolahan that can play in the middle of the pitch'
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'He's the nearest to Hoolahan that can play in the middle of the pitch'

Mar 15th 2019, 12:01 AM 15,746 Views 10 Comments

Mick McCarthy hopes a rejuvenated Alan Judge can offer something different for Ireland.

Crosshaven's Wren making most of chances with Munster and Ireland U20s
# Rebel
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# Rebel

Crosshaven's Wren making most of chances with Munster and Ireland U20s

Feb 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 6,539 Views 1 Comment

The 19-year-old flyer scored a brilliant try against Scotland a fortnight ago.

'I called the manager and told him that if he signed him, he could make a lot of money'
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# Talent

'I called the manager and told him that if he signed him, he could make a lot of money'

Feb 12th 2019, 12:28 AM 14,921 Views 8 Comments

Lothar Matthaus says buying Jadon Sancho has proved an incredible bargain that will only look better with time.

3 players who stood out in the Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win in Scotland
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3 players who stood out in the Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win in Scotland

Feb 9th 2019, 1:57 PM 13,507 Views 3 Comments

Liam Turner, Dylan Tierney-Martin and Jonathan Wren impressed on a good night in Galashiels.

UCD prospect Farrugia picks Ireland ahead of Malta, France and Spain
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UCD prospect Farrugia picks Ireland ahead of Malta, France and Spain

Feb 8th 2019, 10:48 AM 7,187 Views 7 Comments

Stephen Kenny also clarified Michael O’Connor’s allegiances.

21-year-old academy wing Baloucoune taking his chances with Ulster
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21-year-old academy wing Baloucoune taking his chances with Ulster

Jan 22nd 2019, 6:15 AM 8,667 Views 5 Comments

The Enniskillen man has shone for Ulster in the Heineken Cup over the past fortnight.

Why Ada Hegerberg, the first-ever female Ballon d'Or winner, could be set to boycott the 2019 World Cup
# Dispute
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# Dispute

Why Ada Hegerberg, the first-ever female Ballon d'Or winner, could be set to boycott the 2019 World Cup

Dec 4th 2018, 3:25 PM 40,611 Views 40 Comments

Last night was just the latest accolade for an individual who seemed destined for greatness from the outset.

'He has more ability than Alli or Lingard'
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'He has more ability than Alli or Lingard'

Oct 30th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,201 Views 6 Comments

Jamie Carragher has backed Ross Barkley to nail down an England spot.

'He's a small bloke in stature but he's got a big heart. He's been awesome'
# Hot Prospect
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# Hot Prospect

'He's a small bloke in stature but he's got a big heart. He's been awesome'

Oct 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 11,733 Views 5 Comments

Michael Lowry has impressed his new Ulster team-mate, Billy Burns.

Kerry's Walsh and Galway's O'Shea named Electric Ireland Minor Footballer and Hurler of the Year for 2018
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Kerry's Walsh and Galway's O'Shea named Electric Ireland Minor Footballer and Hurler of the Year for 2018

Sep 29th 2018, 7:24 PM 10,387 Views 6 Comments

Kerry’s Paul Walsh and Galway’s Donal O’Shea have been named Electric Ireland Footballer and Hurler of the Year.

'Iniesta is on a different planet': 18-year-old Man City star rejects comparison to Barcelona icon
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# Phil Foden

'Iniesta is on a different planet': 18-year-old Man City star rejects comparison to Barcelona icon

Sep 26th 2018, 5:45 PM 7,499 Views 1 Comment

Phil Foden feels it is premature for anyone to compare him with the great Andres Iniesta.

'He's definitely got a big future ahead of him' - Leinster excited about Doris
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'He's definitely got a big future ahead of him' - Leinster excited about Doris

Sep 4th 2018, 7:15 AM 12,662 Views 16 Comments

The 20-year-old made his first start for the province in last weekend’s win over Cardiff Blues.

Munster's try-saving tackler Shane Daly the latest Ireland 7s graduate to impress
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# Work Rate

Munster's try-saving tackler Shane Daly the latest Ireland 7s graduate to impress

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 12,206 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old Cork Con back prevented what looked like a certain Cheetahs try at Thomond Park.

Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball
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Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball

Jul 15th 2018, 6:53 PM 14,405 Views 12 Comments

The Real Madrid star could not guide his side to victory in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

France star Kylian Mbappe can win the Ballon d’Or – Drogba
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France star Kylian Mbappe can win the Ballon d’Or – Drogba

Jul 14th 2018, 10:00 PM 6,764 Views 4 Comments

The teenage sensation has risen to the occasion in Russia with standout performances as his country aim for their first World Cup title since 1998.

The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps
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The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps

Jul 8th 2018, 8:00 AM 31,170 Views 2 Comments

19-year-old Aoife Hopkins on her dream of representing Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?
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# Main Man

Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?

Jun 20th 2018, 5:20 PM 6,731 Views 37 Comments

With four goals in two games, the 33-year-old has started the tournament in formidable form.