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# Green shoots

This month
September 2023
Ireland U21 starlet makes the bench as PSG hammer Lyon
Jake O’Brien watched on as his side were outclassed by Kylian Mbappe and co.
Last month
August 2023
Ireland's Ebosele starts as Juventus beat Udinese
The Wexford native joined the Serie A club from Derby a little over a year ago.
This year
Ireland U20s have the talent to achieve something special at World Cup
Richie Murphy’s side will be aiming for a place in the semi-finals when they play Fiji on Tuesday.
Regrets but positives as Ireland defeated by USA in World Cup warm-up friendly
Vera Pauw’s side were beaten 2-0 in Austin, Texas.
Regrets but positives as Ireland defeated by USA in World Cup warm-up friendly
Vera Pauw’s side were beaten 2-0 in Austin, Texas.
Kevin Zefi penalty keeps Ireland's U19 Euro qualification hopes alive
Tom Mohan’s side beat Estonia 1-0 at Ferrycarrig Park today.
'Lads were singing in the room' - Ireland U20s drew inspiration from senior Grand Slam success
This was an incredible weekend for Irish rugby.
Shelbourne double winner named interim head coach of Ireland underage team
Megan Smyth-Lynch takes over from U16 boss and Vera Pauw’s assistant coach, Tom Elmes, until after the World Cup.
Last year
'The performances are getting better but we are not there yet'
It has been a difficult start to the season for Connacht but they have improved significantly in their last three games.
Ireland U19s qualify for Euros Elite Phase after big win over Wales
Tom Mohan’s side struck twice late on to seal their progression with a game to spare.
Ireland U19s open Euro qualifying campaign on a high with 6-0 rout
Mark O’Mahony scored a hat-trick against Gibraltar.
Irish attacker scores on Blackburn debut, Shane Long marks first Reading start in 11 years with goal
Sam Szmodics swiftly endeared himself to his new fans, while Callum O’Dowda and Jimmy Dunne were also among the scorers.
Impressive Ireland warm up for World Cup qualifier with victory over Philippines
Lily Agg scored on her debut to give Ireland a 1-0 victory in a friendly played in Turkey.
‘He’s got huge potential’ – James Tarkowski tipping Nathan Collins for the top
The Irish centre-back has impressed following his summer move from Stoke.
Ireland's Troy Parrott on target but MK Dons suffer blow in promotion chase
Elsewhere, it was a good day for Chiedozie Ogbene.
Nine-try Ireland U20s crush Scotland to claim Grand Slam success
Richie Murphy’s side are the first Ireland U20s generation to win a Grand Slam having had to travel to both France and England.
'I'm not worried about Ireland's loss in Paris - they are still capable of beating anyone'
As Ireland try to get their Six Nations campaign back on track, The42 speaks to a panel of experts about the big issues affecting the team and the competition.
4 Irish players on target as Portsmouth earn last-gasp draw
Elsewhere, Connor Ronan was sent off in the Scottish Premiership.
Irish international on target as West Brom end almost 8-hour wait for goal
However, Jayson Molumby could not prevent a defeat for Steve Bruce’s side.
Ireland U21 international scores 3rd goal in 3 games, 39-year-old Wes Hoolahan on target
Joel Bagan helped Cardiff earn a draw against Blackpool.
Irish youngsters key as Derby boost hopes of pulling off great escape
Festy Ebosele and Jason Knight both started and produced influential displays for the Rams.
Doyle scores amid LOI rumours, Irish midfielder hits 4th goal in 5 games
Mark Sykes is in excellent form for Oxford.
All time
Ireland's dynamic midfield duo turn heads against Ronaldo, Fernandes and co
Josh Cullen and Jeff Hendrick put in a massive shift.
Ireland international on target as Birmingham halt Derby’s unbeaten run
Scott Hogan scored the side’s first home league goal of the season – his 50th in the Championship and third in six games this season.
'They are certainly a talented crop' - Crawford excited by new faces in Irish U21 squad
The Ireland U21s play Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday in their opening European U21 Championship qualifier.
James McCarthy close to full fitness after Celtic cup cameo
The ireland midfielder came on in the 75th minute of Celtic’s Premier Sports Cup win over Heart.
The Ireland team named today can form the basis of the side for the next decade
Andy Farrell opted for youth and power in the the team named to take on the USA on Saturday.
Rory McIlroy looking on the bright side despite extending winless run in majors
The 32-year-old finished tied for seventh in San Diego.
Ireland U20s get Six Nations campaign over to perfect start with 6-try win
Ireland defeated Scotland 38-7 in the opening game of the Six Nations.
Joe Schmidt touches base with former sidekick to wish Ireland's Under 20s luck
The Irish Under 20 side begin their Six Nations campaign against Scotland today and face five games in 24 days.
'These young players are similar to our seniors - they apply themselves well'
Ireland Under 20 coach Richie Murphy is positive about the talent coming through at underage level ahead of this year’s Six Nations.
The most encouraging passage of attack in Ireland's entire autumn campaign
The sequence leading to Duncan Taylor’s yellow card gave us a glimpse of what Ireland are trying to do.
'We want to create that sporting joy... but if a result doesn’t come around, it’s not going to stop the progress'
Ireland’s Louise Quinn on tomorrow night’s all-important showdown against Germany, and her new Italian Job.
Analysis: Lowe shows quality but Ireland's attack misses too many chances
Mike Catt’s attack delivered some real smarts off set-piece but they blew some big opportunities.
Conor Hourihane on target in Aston Villa win
It’s the 29-year-old midfielder’s first Premier League goal since December.
'I've probably found this week the hardest' - coping with Tokyo Olympics postponement
Ireland hockey captain Katie Mullan talks to The42 on what would have been the opening week of the Tokyo Olympics.
CAO applications: Jump in demand for climate and transport college courses
The date for the main body of offers for students completing the Leaving Cert has not yet been set.
What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government
There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.
Former Bohs defender Warren O'Hora offered new Brighton deal
The Dubliner is one of six U23 players being retained.
Irish trio feature as Arsenal overcome Liverpool
Katie McCabe, Louise Quinn and Niamh Fahey were all in action tonight.