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#Debut

Lionel Messi brought 'calmness' to PSG on debut
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# Influence

Lionel Messi brought 'calmness' to PSG on debut

Aug 30th 2021, 11:54 AM 5,529 Views 0 Comments

The Argentina international’s arrival was greeted with enthusiastic cheers from the 6,000 travelling fans.

Dream debut for Hendrikse as South Africa beat Argentina
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# Impact

Dream debut for Hendrikse as South Africa beat Argentina

Aug 14th 2021, 7:50 PM 8,982 Views 0 Comments

The scrum-half dived over in the corner to secure the third try in Gqeberha that left the Springboks level with New Zealand on five points at the top of the table.

'It's been a long time coming' - McCarthy buzzing to finally be back at boyhood club Celtic
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# Local Lad

'It's been a long time coming' - McCarthy buzzing to finally be back at boyhood club Celtic

Aug 6th 2021, 3:52 PM 9,955 Views 11 Comments

The Glasgow-born Ireland midfielder, who had a brief spell with the Hoops as a teenager, is ready to make his debut this weekend.

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night
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# Team News

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night

Mar 21st 2021, 1:27 PM 9,441 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend has rejigged his team for the visit to Scarlets.

23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders
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# Irish Abroad

23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders

Feb 26th 2021, 8:07 AM 14,256 Views 7 Comments

The Crusaders came out on top in the Super Rugby Aotearoa opener in Dunedin.

'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'
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# Irish Abroad

'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'

Feb 22nd 2021, 4:26 PM 15,163 Views 8 Comments

34-year-old Rob Kearney impressed for the Force in their defeat to the Brumbies.

Irish international marks full debut with superb goal in Preston victory
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# Boost

Irish international marks full debut with superb goal in Preston victory

Feb 12th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,708 Views 3 Comments

Greg Cunningham was making his first start since re-joining the club.

Rob Kearney makes first Western Force appearance ahead of new Super Rugby AU season
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# Debut

Rob Kearney makes first Western Force appearance ahead of new Super Rugby AU season

Feb 9th 2021, 10:54 AM 13,432 Views 2 Comments

Irish rugby’s most decorated player signed for the Force in September and made to move to Australia just after Christmas.

O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap
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# Debut

O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap

Dec 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,190 Views 4 Comments

The 25-year-old prop came off the bench in the win over Scotland.

'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots
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# First Cap

'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:29 PM 8,226 Views 9 Comments

The 25-year-old prop has been included on the bench for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash.

Ireland U21 and Liverpool goalkeeper handed Champions League debut
# Ready To Go
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# Ready To Go

Ireland U21 and Liverpool goalkeeper handed Champions League debut

Dec 1st 2020, 6:57 PM 32,765 Views 34 Comments

Regular number one Alisson misses out as a precaution due to a tight leg muscle, paving the way for Caoimhín Kelleher to make a surprise start.

'I reckon I've got a target on my back!' - Lowe loves first taste of Test rugby
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# Step Up

'I reckon I've got a target on my back!' - Lowe loves first taste of Test rugby

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,488 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster wing got stuck in against Wales and is now targeting a win in Twickenham.

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland
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# Team News

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland

Oct 21st 2020, 12:29 PM 36,192 Views 74 Comments

Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.

Beauden Barrett to make Blues debut at 15 as Savea returns for Hurricanes
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# Comeback

Beauden Barrett to make Blues debut at 15 as Savea returns for Hurricanes

Jun 12th 2020, 8:55 AM 9,163 Views 2 Comments

The two-time World Rugby player of the year hasn’t played since the World Cup.

20-year-old Louth native Michael McDonald makes Super Rugby debut
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# Irish Abroad

20-year-old Louth native Michael McDonald makes Super Rugby debut

Mar 6th 2020, 12:31 PM 14,393 Views 4 Comments

The 20-year-old scrum-half was a key player for the Australia U20s last year.

'This is a different ball game': Ex-Meath captain making her presence felt on international rugby stage
# Rising Star
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# Rising Star

'This is a different ball game': Ex-Meath captain making her presence felt on international rugby stage

Feb 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,402 Views 3 Comments

Leinster 20-year-old Judy Bobbett made her Six Nations debut in the Ireland second row on Sunday.

'We think he'll add a dimension to us, especially in attack off the bench'
# Fresh Face
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# Fresh Face

'We think he'll add a dimension to us, especially in attack off the bench'

Feb 4th 2020, 4:02 PM 8,414 Views 21 Comments

Max Deegan is set for his Ireland debut against Wales on Saturday.

'He’s exactly the type of player that we wanted' - Bilic praises Irish international's impact
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# Standing Out

'He’s exactly the type of player that we wanted' - Bilic praises Irish international's impact

Feb 3rd 2020, 11:35 AM 10,743 Views 2 Comments

Callum Robinson enjoyed an eye-catching debut for West Brom.

England hand fullback Furbank a debut in Paris as Curry moves to number eight
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# Team News

England hand fullback Furbank a debut in Paris as Curry moves to number eight

Jan 31st 2020, 10:57 AM 10,117 Views 11 Comments

Bath prop Will Stuart is also set for his first cap off the bench at Stade de France.

Mourinho blames 'fatigue and emotions' for late West Ham fightback
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# Debut

Mourinho blames 'fatigue and emotions' for late West Ham fightback

Nov 23rd 2019, 3:44 PM 11,901 Views 10 Comments

Late goals from Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna ensured endured a nervy finale on his first game in charge of Tottenham.

Byrne and Baird to make first starts as Toner captains Leinster
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# Debut

Byrne and Baird to make first starts as Toner captains Leinster

Oct 31st 2019, 12:35 PM 11,148 Views 37 Comments

Harry Byrne and Ryan Baird have both been named to start in the Leinster team to take on Dragons.

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

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

Family affair as local lad revels in Newcastle debut
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# Teenage Kicks

Family affair as local lad revels in Newcastle debut

Oct 6th 2019, 7:35 PM 8,640 Views 8 Comments

Matty Longstaff marked his first top-flight start with the 72nd-minute rocket.

'It's a great story for those late developers who don't come through the academy'
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# Debut

'It's a great story for those late developers who don't come through the academy'

Oct 6th 2019, 1:50 PM 14,192 Views 6 Comments

After impressing on trial during the summer, Rowan Osborne made his Leinster debut on Friday night.

'It'd be unreal' - Irish goalkeeper in line to make senior debut for Liverpool
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# First Team

'It'd be unreal' - Irish goalkeeper in line to make senior debut for Liverpool

Sep 23rd 2019, 4:39 PM 16,186 Views 3 Comments

Caoimhin Kelleher is hopeful to feature for the Reds in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup game away to MK Dons.

Alf-Inge Haaland's teenage son emulates Wayne Rooney on Champions League debut
# Prodigy
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# Prodigy

Alf-Inge Haaland's teenage son emulates Wayne Rooney on Champions League debut

Sep 17th 2019, 10:15 PM 14,663 Views 13 Comments

The 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg star was unstoppable on Tuesday as he matched a Manchester United legend.

'Pretty cool' - 16-year-old revels in US Open debut
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# Prodigy

'Pretty cool' - 16-year-old revels in US Open debut

Aug 27th 2019, 4:56 PM 3,576 Views 1 Comment

Zachary Svajda initially looked on course to become the youngest winner of a singles match in New York since Michael Chang.

Haley in bonus territory after Ireland debut
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# Capped

Haley in bonus territory after Ireland debut

Aug 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 27,464 Views 18 Comments

‘I’ve a bit of a taste for it now. Now I want to get some more.’

'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks
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'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks

Jul 20th 2019, 9:00 AM 15,824 Views 25 Comments

IRFU CEO Philip Browne believes the union and Connacht made the right call.

'Every young winger looks up to him' - James aspires to be like Giggs
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# Hero

'Every young winger looks up to him' - James aspires to be like Giggs

Jul 14th 2019, 2:17 PM 8,838 Views 14 Comments

New signing Daniel James impressed on his first appearance for Manchester United on Saturday.

Cork City to compete in first-ever Amputee Champions League this weekend
# Equal Game
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# Equal Game

Cork City to compete in first-ever Amputee Champions League this weekend

May 24th 2019, 12:35 PM 2,932 Views 3 Comments

The 11-strong squad will line out against Europe’s best in Georgia.

Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth
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Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth

Apr 30th 2019, 11:05 AM 6,847 Views 21 Comments

The 21-year-old has impressed Andy Friend and made his senior debut at Thomond Park last weekend.

'Craig is such a great talent' - 20-year-old Casey gets Munster debut
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# Prospect

'Craig is such a great talent' - 20-year-old Casey gets Munster debut

Apr 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,089 Views 10 Comments

The Shannon RFC scrum-half is an exciting prospect.

17-year-old Irish youngster makes Championship debut
# Hot Prospect
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# Hot Prospect

17-year-old Irish youngster makes Championship debut

Apr 9th 2019, 10:41 PM 14,281 Views 8 Comments

Nathan Collins came off the bench, while James McClean scored for Stoke.

'He’s a big game player' - Cooney ready for possible Six Nations debut
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# Next Step

'He’s a big game player' - Cooney ready for possible Six Nations debut

Feb 1st 2019, 1:02 PM 8,157 Views 12 Comments

The Ulster scrum-half provides back-up to the returning Conor Murray against England.

'I didn't think when I left Derry six months ago that I'd be here right now'
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# New Boy

'I didn't think when I left Derry six months ago that I'd be here right now'

Nov 16th 2018, 11:37 AM 5,223 Views 2 Comments

A delighted Ronan Curtis made his senior Ireland debut in the scoreless draw with Northern Ireland.

Fiji-born wing Cokanasiga handed England debut as Jones rings changes
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# Flyer

Fiji-born wing Cokanasiga handed England debut as Jones rings changes

Nov 15th 2018, 12:38 PM 5,466 Views 0 Comments

Japan are the visitors to Twickenham on Saturday.

16-year-old Parsons set for Ireland Women debut off bench against USA
# Potential
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# Potential

16-year-old Parsons set for Ireland Women debut off bench against USA

Nov 13th 2018, 4:37 PM 7,390 Views 12 Comments

Lauren Delany and Laura Sheehan have been named to start for their first Test caps.

Ulsterman Addison hungry for more after Ireland debut in Chicago
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# Versatile

Ulsterman Addison hungry for more after Ireland debut in Chicago

Nov 4th 2018, 8:15 PM 8,969 Views 18 Comments

The 26-year-old is pleased his move to Ulster is paying off.

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