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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Young Guns

This year
Derry duo and Rossie nominated for Young Footballer of the Year
Winner to be announced on 17 November.
Limerick open Munster U20 hurling title defence with win over Waterford
The reigning champions finished up four-point winners at the Fraher Field.
Last year
Ireland U19s open Euro qualifying campaign on a high with 6-0 rout
Mark O’Mahony scored a hat-trick against Gibraltar.
'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.
'It has been a great honour to lead the lads and they should all be very proud of themselves'
Reuben Crothers praised his Irish U20 team-mates after their big win over Scotland.
Jack Wilshere returns to Arsenal in coaching role
The 30-year-old announced his retirement last week, and has been appointed head coach of the club’s under-18s.
Leinster confirm seven new Academy players
Ben Brownlee, James Culhane, Aitzol Arenzana-King, Diarmuid Mangan, Rory McGuire, Sam Prendergast and Charlie Tector all join ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Dillon fears 'sting in the Galway tail' as Mayo chase All-Ireland minor glory
The neighbours face off in the first-ever all-Connacht national final
All time
'This is a small crowd for Pat, he's played in Croke Park in front of 50,000!'
Munster academy boss Ian Costello was proud of the young players’ impact in Coventry.
'The young lads were so calm and composed.. it was a unique opportunity'
Munster academy boss Ian Costello deserves major credit for his role in the past fortnight.
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.
Tyrone legend Owen Mulligan added to Red Hand U20 management team
‘Owen will be a welcome boost to the management team. Tyrone are glad to have him on board.’
Dublin and Meath set up Leinster minor football final showdown
They overcame Kildare and Louth this afternoon.
Roscommon crowned Connacht U20 champions after impressive win over Mayo
The Rossies were 2-11 to 1-7 winners at MacHale Park.
Galway overcome Kilkenny to set up decider with Dublin
A super first-half showing from Jeffrey Lynskey’s men meant that, try as they might, Kilkenny were just unable to recover.
Laverty, Clarke and Boylan's Down U20s set up Ulster final showdown against Monaghan
The Mournemen saw off Fermanagh tonight, while Donnach Swinburne’s hat-trick was decisive as Monaghan beat Donegal.
Donegal end Tyrone's three-in-a-row bid and set up Ulster semi-final clash with Monaghan
Down and Fermanagh also won their respective Ulster U20 football quarter-finals tonight.
Ireland U20s ring the changes as they 'bid to bounce back' against Italy in Cardiff
Powerful Munster back row Daniel Okeke earns his first start of the campaign in one of nine switches.
Euro 2020: Five young players to watch
A look at five young players who will be out to make their mark at the Euros.
Ireland underage trio on target, as Bohemians' resurgence continues
Dawson Devoy, Ross Tierney and Andy Lyons were all on target as the Gypsies beat Waterford.
Changes to Ireland U21 squad as Getafe youngster Finn drops out
With three friendlies on the agenda, Jim Crawford’s side arrived in Marbella yesterday.
On our radar! 10 young ladies football and camogie players to watch in 2021
You’ll be hearing a lot about these rising stars when inter-county action returns.
'These are guys we've all earmarked but we've got to make sure they're ready'
Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he can’t rush promising young players into Test rugby.
Form of exciting young guns makes for lengthy Munster selection meetings
The likes of Craig Casey, Ben Healy, and Gavin Coombes have been putting their hands up.
'He will be a real loss' - Munster's Matt Gallagher set for shoulder surgery
The province have welcomed back their Ireland internationals for Sunday’s clash with Harlequins.
McFarland's investment in youth has already paid off for Ulster
Six wins from six so far this season is indicative of the progress Ulster have made under Dan McFarland. They face Scarlets this evening.
'You've got the older players coming back and wondering, 'Am I being rested now or have I lost my place?''
Cillian O’Connor says Mayo’s new wave of youngsters have been a breath of fresh air for the squad.
Ulster's potential-rich 10-12-13 combo deliver 'really exciting' display
Michael Lowry, Stewart Moore, and James Hume impressed against Benetton.
Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments
The provinces’ A teams will also compete in a series of fixtures starting in September.
'We were seven Irishmen taking on the world - Brady was our Platini’
This is half-forgotten story of how seven Irish footballers and their Irish manager went on a three-month adventure that ended up with Arsenal becoming one of the best teams in Europe.
Ireland underage international on target as Derby beat Dortmund in Uefa Youth League
Eiran Cashin slotted home, while Festy Ebosele also starred for Derby County.
Recently-retired Ireland midfielder Meyler takes first steps into coaching with U17s
The Cork man called time on his professional career in August.
Joy of six for Ireland's young guns as U17s begin Euro qualifiers on a high in Cork
Colin O’Brien’s side were 6-0 winners over Andorra at Turner’s Cross.
Former Tipperary hurler takes over county's All-Ireland-winning U20 side
John Devane fills the vacancy left by new Waterford hurling boss Liam Cahill.
Teenage defender on target, as Liverpool progress in League Cup
Ki-Jana Hoever helped the Reds overcome MK Dons.
Just like 2014, retirements pave the way for Kerry young guns to shine
The Kingdom have reached another All-Ireland final after losing several veterans in the off-season.
Mayo, Cork, Kerry and Galway unveil sides for All-Ireland minor semi-finals
The Kingdom’s young guns are chasing a remarkable six in-a-row.
Dublin and Cork teams announced for All-Ireland U20 final
The game in O’Moore Park throws-in at 4pm tomorrow.
Reigning champions Kerry and Cork name sides for Munster U20 football final
Tomorrow night’s decider throws in at 7.30pm at Páirc Uí Rinn.
Cody's brilliant goal helps DJ Carey's Kilkenny past Galway and into Leinster U20 final
The Cats now face Wexford in a south-east derby decider.