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Lions call up 22-year-old Marcus Smith as out-half cover for injured Russell
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Lions call up 22-year-old Marcus Smith as out-half cover for injured Russell

Jul 10th 2021, 4:18 PM 11,657 Views 20 Comments

Warren Gatland has added the Harlequins star to his squad.

Highly rated 18-year-old winger becomes Leeds' first summer signing
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Highly rated 18-year-old winger becomes Leeds' first summer signing

Jun 28th 2021, 10:28 PM 11,796 Views 1 Comment

Amari Miller has signed from Birmingham for an undisclosed fee.

Leverkusen sign 16-year-old Danish wunderkind
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Leverkusen sign 16-year-old Danish wunderkind

Jun 15th 2021, 9:22 PM 8,403 Views 3 Comments

Zidan Sertdemir, who was also linked with Arsenal and Ajax among others, has joined from Nordsjaelland until 2024.

Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments
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Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments

Jun 14th 2021, 9:32 AM 2,752 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary woman has become a starter for Adam Griggs’ 15s team.

Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations
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Munster back row Kendellen captains Ireland U20 squad for Six Nations

Jun 10th 2021, 12:51 PM 7,227 Views 13 Comments

Richie Murphy has included several players with senior provincial experience.

'I am hoping that will really remind him of his talent and remind him he is a quality player'
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'I am hoping that will really remind him of his talent and remind him he is a quality player'

Jun 7th 2021, 3:07 PM 23,488 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Kenny has backed Troy Parrott to build on his brace against Andorra.

Learning from one of the Premier League signings of the season, joy at senior call-up and overcoming injury woes
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Learning from one of the Premier League signings of the season, joy at senior call-up and overcoming injury woes

May 29th 2021, 1:03 PM 7,373 Views 0 Comments

Ireland U21 captain Conor Coventry spoke about the influence of Tomáš Souček at West Ham.

Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster
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Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster

Apr 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 8,739 Views 13 Comments

The 21-year-old flanker is aiming to improve his defensive chat and breakdown skills.

Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract
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Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract

Apr 16th 2021, 11:06 AM 6,519 Views 3 Comments

The Tullamore 21-year-old is staying put until 2023, with Brad Roberts also penning an extension.

'To play without mistakes is not easy' - Irish teen continues to impress for Premier League hopefuls
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'To play without mistakes is not easy' - Irish teen continues to impress for Premier League hopefuls

Apr 7th 2021, 3:14 PM 5,297 Views 2 Comments

Andrew Omobamidele made his second start for Norwich last night.

'I'd love to see him play Test rugby' - Michael Lowry continues to shine
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'I'd love to see him play Test rugby' - Michael Lowry continues to shine

Apr 6th 2021, 3:49 PM 11,872 Views 33 Comments

The 22-year-old Ulster playmaker scored a cracking try against Harlequins on Sunday.

'He was at the crest of a wave... Then he went to Celtic and had a couple of injuries'
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'He was at the crest of a wave... Then he went to Celtic and had a couple of injuries'

Mar 26th 2021, 6:15 AM 8,242 Views 0 Comments

Jim Crawford has backed Luca Connell to come good after a frustrating few months.

Liverpool loanee praised after impressing on League of Ireland debut
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Liverpool loanee praised after impressing on League of Ireland debut

Mar 22nd 2021, 12:02 AM 12,091 Views 2 Comments

Vítezslav Jaros pulled off some good saves, as St Pat’s drew with Shamrock Rovers.

'He's such a talented goalkeeper... I'm delighted for him'
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'He's such a talented goalkeeper... I'm delighted for him'

Mar 19th 2021, 2:01 PM 8,286 Views 3 Comments

Ireland U21 boss Jim Crawford has backed Gavin Bazunu to shine after his call-up to the senior side.

Ireland underage international makes full debut in Championship
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Ireland underage international makes full debut in Championship

Mar 16th 2021, 9:48 PM 10,907 Views 0 Comments

Louie Watson featured in the starting XI for Wayne Rooney’s Derby against Brentford.

'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'
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'Athletically, he is phenomenal. We really don't produce guys like him in Ireland'

Mar 6th 2021, 8:00 AM 91,407 Views 18 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird made his Ireland debut last weekend and looks set for further Six Nations involvement.

'A wonderful talent' - Praise for Man United's €21 million January signing
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'A wonderful talent' - Praise for Man United's €21 million January signing

Feb 20th 2021, 4:58 PM 15,037 Views 1 Comment

Luke Shaw has been impressed by Amad Diallo.

'He's going to be a top, top player' - Praise for Arsenal-linked Irish defender
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'He's going to be a top, top player' - Praise for Arsenal-linked Irish defender

Jan 28th 2021, 6:52 PM 31,573 Views 5 Comments

Ireland U21 boss Jim Crawford believes Nathan Collins has all the attributes required to succeed in the game.

Arteta determined to keep hold of 19-year-old after impressive cameo at the Aviva
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Arteta determined to keep hold of 19-year-old after impressive cameo at the Aviva

Dec 10th 2020, 10:43 PM 9,641 Views 1 Comment

Folarin Balogun’s scored in the Europa League win over Dundalk.

16-year-old becomes youngest player in Champions League history
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16-year-old becomes youngest player in Champions League history

Dec 9th 2020, 7:52 AM 10,154 Views 2 Comments

Dortmund equalised within minutes of Youssoufa Moukoko’s introduction.

'Caoimhin was always a talent and now he has the chance to show that on the big stage' - Klopp
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'Caoimhin was always a talent and now he has the chance to show that on the big stage' - Klopp

Dec 8th 2020, 3:19 PM 6,802 Views 4 Comments

Liverpool have had 10 senior players out injured, and the Irishman has been one of the youngsters to step up.

Too early for Gazza comparisons, says Grealish
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Too early for Gazza comparisons, says Grealish

Nov 19th 2020, 2:02 PM 8,490 Views 9 Comments

The England winger produced another virtuoso performance in Wednesday’s 4-0 win against Iceland.

'I spoke to Darren Ferguson at length and he said he was going to be a key player'
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'I spoke to Darren Ferguson at length and he said he was going to be a key player'

Nov 17th 2020, 1:11 PM 10,703 Views 0 Comments

Jim Crawford is tipping Jack Taylor for a bright future, after the midfielder’s call up to the senior side.

Farrell wants Ireland prospects to keep learning with provinces before call-ups
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Farrell wants Ireland prospects to keep learning with provinces before call-ups

Nov 6th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,607 Views 10 Comments

There had been clamour for 21-year-old halfbacks Craig Casey and Harry Byrne to be included.

'He's big and very powerful' - Highly-rated Sheehan set for Leinster debut tonight
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'He's big and very powerful' - Highly-rated Sheehan set for Leinster debut tonight

Oct 23rd 2020, 6:15 AM 16,461 Views 13 Comments

Meanwhile, Liam Turner gets a starting debut, while David Hawkshaw and Ciaran Parker are on the bench.

Italy international Chiesa joins Juventus in deal worth up to €60 million
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Italy international Chiesa joins Juventus in deal worth up to €60 million

Oct 5th 2020, 7:48 PM 7,523 Views 5 Comments

The Turin-based club added that the fee could rise.

6 young Irish players to watch in England this season
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6 young Irish players to watch in England this season

Sep 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 39,398 Views 17 Comments

We take a look at six young Irish players who might make the breakthrough at club level this season.

Kenny: Much more to come from 'really exceptional' James McCarthy
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Kenny: Much more to come from 'really exceptional' James McCarthy

Sep 5th 2020, 4:27 PM 8,217 Views 6 Comments

David McGoldrick, meanwhile, is unlikely to start against Finland tomorrow evening.

'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top
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'He has all the attributes' - Munster scrum-half Casey tipped for the top

Aug 27th 2020, 7:00 PM 13,717 Views 15 Comments

The 21-year-old made a short cameo off the bench against Leinster last weekend.

Grand Slam dream denied but Ireland U20 stars have bright futures
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Grand Slam dream denied but Ireland U20 stars have bright futures

Aug 5th 2020, 7:00 PM 9,353 Views 5 Comments

Many of Noel McNamara’s young squad are already making progress with their provinces.

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 8,665 Views 4 Comments

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

Munster excited about the 'serious, serious young lads coming through'
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Munster excited about the 'serious, serious young lads coming through'

Jul 30th 2020, 5:00 AM 15,428 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, the ‘eye-opening’ Stephen Larkham is making a big impact on the squad.

5 young players who have impressed in Super Rugby Aotearoa
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5 young players who have impressed in Super Rugby Aotearoa

Jun 23rd 2020, 1:02 PM 5,548 Views 4 Comments

Hoskins Sotutu, Caleb Clarke, Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Will Jordan and Cullen Grace have looked good.

Crowley among three recruits to Munster academy as Barron gets senior deal
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Crowley among three recruits to Munster academy as Barron gets senior deal

Jun 7th 2020, 11:17 AM 13,465 Views 46 Comments

Scott Buckley and Alex Kendellen have also been signed up.

'He’s really developing into a fine player... He’s now dictating games'
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'He’s really developing into a fine player... He’s now dictating games'

Apr 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 17,395 Views 6 Comments

New Ireland U21 boss Jim Crawford thinks highly of Jayson Molumby.

'I dream of Real Madrid move,' says Lyon wonderkid
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'I dream of Real Madrid move,' says Lyon wonderkid

Mar 27th 2020, 9:15 PM 10,214 Views 6 Comments

Rayan Cherki has been watched by Europe’s biggest clubs but dreams of moving only to one.

Barcelona spend over €40 million on young duo
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Barcelona spend over €40 million on young duo

Feb 1st 2020, 9:03 AM 11,879 Views 7 Comments

The club have bought Francisco Trincao from Braga and Matheus Fernandes from Palmeiras.

Meet the Irish underage star who turned down England
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Meet the Irish underage star who turned down England

Jan 28th 2020, 7:17 AM 17,239 Views 12 Comments

Hayden Hyde is now lighting it up with the U20s after rejecting the RFU’s approach to switch allegiance.

Teenage NBA sensation backed to continue shining after dazzling debut
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Teenage NBA sensation backed to continue shining after dazzling debut

Jan 23rd 2020, 10:49 AM 6,898 Views 5 Comments

The number one overall draft pick, Zion Williamson, belatedly made his regular-season bow following knee surgery.

The son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan on choosing soccer over athletics
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The son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan on choosing soccer over athletics

Jan 20th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,677 Views 1 Comment

The young defender was made captain of Ireland U15s at the weekend.

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