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#Aaron Connolly

Aaron Connolly reflects on his tussle with 'the best defender in the world'
# Acid Test
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# Acid Test

Aaron Connolly reflects on his tussle with 'the best defender in the world'

Dec 2nd 2019, 11:36 AM 10,757 Views 9 Comments

The Irish teenager started for Brighton & Hove Albion in their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League.

Aaron Connolly returns from injury ahead of Brighton's showdown with Liverpool
# Red Alert
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# Red Alert

Aaron Connolly returns from injury ahead of Brighton's showdown with Liverpool

Nov 28th 2019, 4:26 PM 4,681 Views 9 Comments

The Irish striker has been sidelined since being forced off during a recent game against Manchester United.

Brighton hopeful of having Connolly back for Liverpool trip
# Road To Recovery
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# Road To Recovery

Brighton hopeful of having Connolly back for Liverpool trip

Nov 21st 2019, 4:40 PM 4,755 Views 0 Comments

The Irish forward missed the recent internationals and won’t be fit to play against Leicester City on Saturday.

Aaron Connolly pulled from Ireland squad after scan
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# COYBIG

Aaron Connolly pulled from Ireland squad after scan

Nov 11th 2019, 7:45 PM 9,147 Views 12 Comments

The Galway man won’t be involved against Denmark or New Zealand.

Aaron Connolly emerges as injury doubt for upcoming Irish double-header
# Setback
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# Setback

Aaron Connolly emerges as injury doubt for upcoming Irish double-header

Nov 10th 2019, 8:19 PM 7,999 Views 20 Comments

The Brighton striker was taken off at half-time against Manchester United earlier today.

Irish teen Aaron Connolly retains starting spot as 10-man Brighton undone by Villa
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# Report

Irish teen Aaron Connolly retains starting spot as 10-man Brighton undone by Villa

Oct 19th 2019, 5:15 PM 6,158 Views 1 Comment

Jack Grealish equalised on the brink of half-time, before Matt Targett’s injury-time winner.

'We have to look after him' - Brighton boss vows to protect newly-capped Connolly
# Meteoric Rise
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# Meteoric Rise

'We have to look after him' - Brighton boss vows to protect newly-capped Connolly

Oct 17th 2019, 5:12 PM 6,200 Views 5 Comments

Graham Potter says he wants to ensure that the Ireland international has ‘a long successful career’.

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Switzerland
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# Opinion

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Switzerland

Oct 15th 2019, 9:58 PM 18,740 Views 63 Comments

It was a disappointing night for Ireland, as they were beaten 2-0.

McCarthy rules out McGoldrick and says Connolly is 'ready to start' against Switzerland
# Teenage Dreams
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# Teenage Dreams

McCarthy rules out McGoldrick and says Connolly is 'ready to start' against Switzerland

Oct 13th 2019, 7:22 PM 7,856 Views 12 Comments

David McGoldrick will miss out on Tuesday night.

'It's my proudest moment in football by far, I'm just disappointed not to finish it with a goal'
# Debut
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# Debut

'It's my proudest moment in football by far, I'm just disappointed not to finish it with a goal'

Oct 12th 2019, 6:19 PM 8,013 Views 4 Comments

Aaron Connolly reflects on his senior debut for Ireland.

'It's a point gained. Had you offered me four points from two games against Georgia, I'd have taken it'
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# Reaction

'It's a point gained. Had you offered me four points from two games against Georgia, I'd have taken it'

Oct 12th 2019, 4:50 PM 5,799 Views 19 Comments

Mick McCarthy defended his side’s performance after a 0-0 draw in Tbilisi.

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Should Aaron Connolly start and more Georgia-Ireland talking points

Oct 12th 2019, 10:30 AM 5,873 Views 6 Comments

Plus, why the Georgians should not be underestimated.

'He was such a competitor, but he was never nasty' - The making of an Irish wonderkid
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# Born To Run

'He was such a competitor, but he was never nasty' - The making of an Irish wonderkid

Oct 12th 2019, 9:04 AM 31,451 Views 15 Comments

Aaron Connolly could feature for Ireland against Georgia today, after a whirlwind few weeks.

'I thought someone was on a wind-up' - Connolly's whirlwind week with Brighton and Ireland
# Top Talent
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# Top Talent

'I thought someone was on a wind-up' - Connolly's whirlwind week with Brighton and Ireland

Oct 10th 2019, 5:39 PM 5,532 Views 3 Comments

The Galway teenager scored his first two Premier League goals last Saturday, and now is in line to make his senior international debut.

‘He's obviously going to be a miss for us, but we're all happy for him’
# Potential
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# Potential

‘He's obviously going to be a miss for us, but we're all happy for him’

Oct 8th 2019, 4:51 PM 11,558 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Kenny, Conor Masterson and Conor Coventry give their thoughts on Aaron Connolly’s promotion to the Ireland senior side.

'Not at all' - Playing Aaron Connolly in Georgia not a gamble, says Mick McCarthy
# Prospect
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# Prospect

'Not at all' - Playing Aaron Connolly in Georgia not a gamble, says Mick McCarthy

Oct 7th 2019, 3:10 PM 19,874 Views 16 Comments

Shane Duffy and David McGoldrick will be given every chance to prove their fitness for this week’s double-header, meanwhile.

'He’s only 19, but from day one he showed his quality': Brighton boss impressed by Connolly
# Up And Running
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# Up And Running

'He’s only 19, but from day one he showed his quality': Brighton boss impressed by Connolly

Oct 7th 2019, 1:22 PM 7,152 Views 2 Comments

Galway teenager Aaron Connolly scored twice on his first Premier League start for Brighton.

McCarthy on Ireland teen sensation Connolly: 'He deserves this chance'
# Opportunity Knocks
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# Opportunity Knocks

McCarthy on Ireland teen sensation Connolly: 'He deserves this chance'

Oct 6th 2019, 8:44 PM 9,383 Views 12 Comments

The 19-year-old Galway native scored twice for Brighton against Tottenham on Saturday.

U21 star Aaron Connolly called up to Irish senior squad after dream Premier League debut
# Additions
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# Additions

U21 star Aaron Connolly called up to Irish senior squad after dream Premier League debut

Oct 5th 2019, 7:32 PM 32,976 Views 35 Comments

Mick McCarthy has also added Blackburn defender Derrick Williams to his plans for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

19-year-old Galway striker Aaron Connolly scores twice on first Premier League start
# Back Of The Net
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# Back Of The Net

19-year-old Galway striker Aaron Connolly scores twice on first Premier League start

Oct 5th 2019, 1:13 PM 61,768 Views 52 Comments

The Ireland U21 striker was named man-of-the-match at the AMEX on Saturday.

19-year-old Brighton star expected to stay with U21s but senior Ireland call-up 'a possibility'
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# Aaron Connolly

19-year-old Brighton star expected to stay with U21s but senior Ireland call-up 'a possibility'

Oct 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 6,059 Views 7 Comments

Aaron Connolly has recently played against Man City, Burnley, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Chelsea.

'You can see his qualities' - Brighton manager commends Connolly's progress
# Exciting Young Talent
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# Exciting Young Talent

'You can see his qualities' - Brighton manager commends Connolly's progress

Sep 24th 2019, 12:34 PM 6,646 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland U21 international will be hoping to get more minutes on the pitch when the Seagulls take on Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

Ireland U21 striker millimetres from first Premier League goal as Brighton grab point in Newcastle
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# Aaron Connolly

Ireland U21 striker millimetres from first Premier League goal as Brighton grab point in Newcastle

Sep 21st 2019, 7:48 PM 12,946 Views 9 Comments

Shane Duffy was benched again by Brighton manager Graham Potter on Saturday.

Ireland's Jeff Hendrick comes off the bench to score crucial late equaliser
# Impact
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# Impact

Ireland's Jeff Hendrick comes off the bench to score crucial late equaliser

Sep 14th 2019, 5:25 PM 7,675 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Aaron Connolly made his home debut for the Seagulls

'I was extremely impressed' - Mick McCarthy singles out Ireland U21 duo for praise
# Potential
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# Potential

'I was extremely impressed' - Mick McCarthy singles out Ireland U21 duo for praise

Sep 9th 2019, 5:23 PM 27,449 Views 23 Comments

Aaron Connolly and Jayson Molumby both caught the eye in Tallaght on Friday.

'He wants to play centre forward. He's never played on the left for his club'
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# Reaction

'He wants to play centre forward. He's never played on the left for his club'

Sep 7th 2019, 5:45 AM 15,245 Views 3 Comments

Stephen Kenny singled out Aaron Connolly for praise after his impressive display last night.

Tottenham's Troy Parrott scores on debut as Ireland win in Tallaght
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# Report

Tottenham's Troy Parrott scores on debut as Ireland win in Tallaght

Sep 6th 2019, 9:57 PM 35,453 Views 27 Comments

Stephen Kenny’s side overcame Armenia to maintain their 100% start to the Euros qualification campaign.

19-year-old Ireland striker makes Premier League debut as Brighton humbled by Man City
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# Connolly

19-year-old Ireland striker makes Premier League debut as Brighton humbled by Man City

Aug 31st 2019, 5:13 PM 12,231 Views 9 Comments

Ireland U21 international Aaron Connolly came on in the second half as City ran out 4-0 winners.

'I don’t play with two strikers, so five into one doesn’t go'
# Selection Dilemna
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# Selection Dilemna

'I don’t play with two strikers, so five into one doesn’t go'

Aug 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 10,333 Views 7 Comments

Ireland U21 boss Stephen Kenny is not short of options in the forward line.

Obafemi, Collins and Parrott included in Kenny's exciting Ireland U21 squad
# Euro Qualifiers
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# Euro Qualifiers

Obafemi, Collins and Parrott included in Kenny's exciting Ireland U21 squad

Aug 28th 2019, 3:18 PM 8,125 Views 13 Comments

Kenny has named a 22-player squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

'The proudest moment of my career... my parents were there behind the goal as well'
# Magic Of The Cup
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# Magic Of The Cup

'The proudest moment of my career... my parents were there behind the goal as well'

Aug 28th 2019, 11:34 AM 9,180 Views 1 Comment

Aaron Connolly marked his full debut for Brighton & Hove Albion with a goal in last night’s Carabao Cup win.

Ireland's Connolly scores vital goal on full senior debut as Brighton progress with late winner
# Landmark Night
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# Landmark Night

Ireland's Connolly scores vital goal on full senior debut as Brighton progress with late winner

Aug 27th 2019, 11:10 PM 7,483 Views 1 Comment

The Premier League side march on to the next round of the Carabao Cup.

Ireland U21 stars Idah and Connolly set to make full senior debuts across the water tonight
# Big Futures
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# Big Futures

Ireland U21 stars Idah and Connolly set to make full senior debuts across the water tonight

Aug 27th 2019, 7:30 PM 6,720 Views 7 Comments

There’s strong Irish involvement across the board in the Carabao Cup.

Irish teenager Connolly named Premier League 2 Player of the Year
# Future Looks Bright
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# Future Looks Bright

Irish teenager Connolly named Premier League 2 Player of the Year

May 17th 2019, 5:28 PM 9,793 Views 8 Comments

The 19-year-old says his aim now is to break into Brighton’s first team.

Teenage Irish trio nominated for Premier League 2 Player of the Season award
# Hot Prospects
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# Hot Prospects

Teenage Irish trio nominated for Premier League 2 Player of the Season award

May 7th 2019, 6:10 PM 7,528 Views 2 Comments

Adam Idah, Aaron Connolly and Will Smallbone have made the shortlist.

'Aaron Connolly is someone with massive potential and we’re very fortunate to have him at the football club'
# Galway's Finest
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# Galway's Finest

'Aaron Connolly is someone with massive potential and we’re very fortunate to have him at the football club'

May 2nd 2019, 4:55 PM 9,030 Views 2 Comments

High praise from Steve Sidwell for Brighton’s young Irish striker.

Duffy voted Brighton's player of the season as Ireland U19 Connolly bags best young player
# Double Irish
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# Double Irish

Duffy voted Brighton's player of the season as Ireland U19 Connolly bags best young player

Apr 29th 2019, 1:24 PM 6,916 Views 10 Comments

The Derry man has been a colossus at the back for Brighton this term.

Aaron Connolly set for promotion push after completing delayed loan move
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# Connolly's Station

Aaron Connolly set for promotion push after completing delayed loan move

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:05 PM 8,791 Views 2 Comments

The Brighton & Hove Albion striker will spend the rest of the season with League One leaders Luton Town.

22 Irish players on the move across the water during the January transfer window
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# COYBIG

22 Irish players on the move across the water during the January transfer window

Feb 1st 2019, 4:14 PM 9,735 Views 5 Comments

We take a look at the Ireland-affiliated footballers who experienced an eventful few weeks.

Promising 19-year-old Galway-born attacker joins League One leaders
# Hot Prospect
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# Hot Prospect

Promising 19-year-old Galway-born attacker joins League One leaders

Jan 31st 2019, 9:33 PM 9,696 Views 3 Comments

Ireland underage international Aaron Connolly has signed with Luton on loan for the remainder of the season.