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Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales
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Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales

Feb 4th 2021, 2:45 PM 17,628 Views 26 Comments

The 19-year-old captained the Leinster at U19s and has played for the province’s A team.

'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''
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'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''

Jan 21st 2021, 9:10 AM 10,244 Views 0 Comments

Beibhinn Parsons has been named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s Player of The Year.

'We’ve all been jealous of Leinster for that' - Ulster aim to keep closing gap
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'We’ve all been jealous of Leinster for that' - Ulster aim to keep closing gap

Jan 19th 2021, 5:50 PM 8,088 Views 13 Comments

The northern province’s young guns showed their quality again last Friday night.

Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster
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Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster

Jan 15th 2021, 4:49 PM 16,163 Views 19 Comments

Aaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.

'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
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'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'

Jan 14th 2021, 8:08 PM 19,676 Views 5 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.

20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series
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# Prospect

20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series

Jan 12th 2021, 9:58 AM 9,689 Views 10 Comments

The Ulster wing has shown his promise in three starts over recent weekends.

Message from Ireland camp clear: prove your point in European games first
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Message from Ireland camp clear: prove your point in European games first

Nov 24th 2020, 8:00 PM 42,398 Views 50 Comments

Many supporters were hoping to see 21-year-old halfbacks Craig Casey and Harry Byrne called up.

20-year-old wing Ethan McIlroy gets first Ulster start for visit to Zebre
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20-year-old wing Ethan McIlroy gets first Ulster start for visit to Zebre

Nov 15th 2020, 12:26 PM 7,885 Views 14 Comments

The academy back has impressed off the bench in recent weeks.

Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory
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Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory

Oct 10th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,103 Views 1 Comment

The Ballymoney man starts at 12 again as Dan McFarland’s men take on the Ospreys.

'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'
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'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'

Oct 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,172 Views 9 Comments

Ulster’s Dan Soper was instrumental in David McCann making the move from centre to the back row.

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'
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'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'

Sep 30th 2020, 3:14 PM 33,696 Views 35 Comments

Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.

22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster
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22-year-old Lowry's classy touches a bright note in a tough fortnight for Ulster

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:00 PM 21,546 Views 7 Comments

The talented playmaker showed his promise after moving to out-half against Toulouse.

'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 13,709 Views 15 Comments

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

21-year-old Ryan Baird set to start for Leinster in big clash with Munster
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21-year-old Ryan Baird set to start for Leinster in big clash with Munster

Aug 20th 2020, 5:14 PM 15,983 Views 39 Comments

The second row trained with Andy Farrell’s Ireland earlier this year.

Andy Cole worried new Man Utd signing could block Mason Greenwood
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Andy Cole worried new Man Utd signing could block Mason Greenwood

Aug 20th 2020, 8:40 AM 15,472 Views 8 Comments

The former striker described the 18-year-old as “scary” but is concerned about his progress.

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 8,471 Views 4 Comments

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

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments
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# Young Guns

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments

Jul 9th 2020, 5:17 PM 5,415 Views 0 Comments

The provinces’ A teams will also compete in a series of fixtures starting in September.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Harry Byrne
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The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Harry Byrne

Apr 19th 2020, 1:02 PM 9,704 Views 23 Comments

The 20-year-old Leinster out-half trained with Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad before the Six Nations.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Dorothy Wall
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# Hotshot

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Dorothy Wall

Mar 30th 2020, 5:18 PM 3,433 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary woman made an impressive impact for Ireland during the Six Nations.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Jack O'Sullivan
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The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Jack O'Sullivan

Mar 25th 2020, 7:30 PM 10,223 Views 8 Comments

The 21-year-old number eight returned from a long-term knee injury at the start of this season.

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'

Mar 5th 2020, 7:17 PM 10,264 Views 21 Comments

As he reflects on his career, Rory Best takes pride from squeezing every drop out of the potential he had.

20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad
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20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad

Mar 2nd 2020, 11:11 AM 15,315 Views 35 Comments

Andy Farrell has named a 35-man training squad, with Will Addison missing.

‘Fernandes even looks good when he loses the ball’ – Solskjaer
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‘Fernandes even looks good when he loses the ball’ – Solskjaer

Mar 1st 2020, 12:59 AM 8,134 Views 4 Comments

The Red Devils boss is pleased with a Portuguese midfielder and Odion Ighalo.

'He's the real deal' - Brogan backs clubmate to make his mark with Dublin
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'He's the real deal' - Brogan backs clubmate to make his mark with Dublin

Feb 19th 2020, 6:35 AM 11,502 Views 0 Comments

Sean Bugler impressed off the bench against Monaghan in the previous round.

Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene
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Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene

Jan 29th 2020, 3:00 PM 37,383 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland U20 flanker has made huge progress this season and is set to play against Scotland this Friday.

'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA'
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'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA'

Dec 15th 2019, 9:00 AM 11,530 Views 1 Comment

Journalist and author Emmet Ryan on touring Europe for his new book, Irish basketball’s great hope Aidan Harris Igiehon and more.

'People are noticing me as opposed to the boys, there's a long way to go but we are a bit more on a par with them'
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'People are noticing me as opposed to the boys, there's a long way to go but we are a bit more on a par with them'

Dec 5th 2019, 6:01 PM 7,409 Views 1 Comment

Vanessa Maye speaks to The42 as she reaches the verge of her major breakthrough.

With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?
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With Hansen and Read departing, what next for the All Blacks?

Oct 27th 2019, 5:07 AM 13,230 Views 4 Comments

New Zealand must appoint a new head coach and captain as the next era begins.

Bohemians 'a little bit shocked by the negative reaction' to senior debut for 14-year-old Evan Ferguson
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Bohemians 'a little bit shocked by the negative reaction' to senior debut for 14-year-old Evan Ferguson

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,703 Views 6 Comments

The precocious striker will be involved in tonight’s Uefa Youth League tie with PAOK Salonika.

Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence
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Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence

Sep 20th 2019, 3:46 PM 10,016 Views 32 Comments

The young out-half gets another chance to impress against Munster tomorrow.

'He is a potential Ballon d’Or winner over the next four or five years'
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'He is a potential Ballon d’Or winner over the next four or five years'

Sep 13th 2019, 6:16 PM 10,863 Views 7 Comments

Raheem Sterling’s rapid development has left Jamie Carragher very impressed.

How talent could be a 'critical constraining factor' for Ireland's fintech aspirations
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How talent could be a 'critical constraining factor' for Ireland's fintech aspirations

Jul 4th 2019, 9:50 AM 303 Views 0 Comments

Dublin may appear to be a safe bet for a post-Brexit hedge but firms still need access to skills.

Former St Pat's defender signs first pro contract with Birmingham City
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Former St Pat's defender signs first pro contract with Birmingham City

Jun 25th 2019, 6:26 PM 7,768 Views 4 Comments

18-year-old Ryan Burke signed a two-year deal with the club today.

Celtic legend Bonner claims Tierney would be worth £50 million in England
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Celtic legend Bonner claims Tierney would be worth £50 million in England

Jun 24th 2019, 3:52 PM 7,621 Views 10 Comments

The defender has been linked with a big-money move to Arsenal.

'When he is ready to go, he will' - Praise for Irish prospect Farrugia as UK clubs hover
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'When he is ready to go, he will' - Praise for Irish prospect Farrugia as UK clubs hover

May 29th 2019, 2:52 PM 8,707 Views 3 Comments

Irish U21s assistant manager Keith Andrews believes UCD winger Neil Farrugia is ready to make an immediate impact in English football.

In Pictures: Winning entries of Ireland's most talented young artists in this year's Texaco art competition
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In Pictures: Winning entries of Ireland's most talented young artists in this year's Texaco art competition

Apr 16th 2019, 6:08 PM 43,063 Views 28 Comments

There were 126 winners over seven categories.

'He's the nearest to Hoolahan that can play in the middle of the pitch'
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'He's the nearest to Hoolahan that can play in the middle of the pitch'

Mar 15th 2019, 12:01 AM 15,708 Views 10 Comments

Mick McCarthy hopes a rejuvenated Alan Judge can offer something different for Ireland.

Crosshaven's Wren making most of chances with Munster and Ireland U20s
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Crosshaven's Wren making most of chances with Munster and Ireland U20s

Feb 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 6,365 Views 1 Comment

The 19-year-old flyer scored a brilliant try against Scotland a fortnight ago.

'I called the manager and told him that if he signed him, he could make a lot of money'
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'I called the manager and told him that if he signed him, he could make a lot of money'

Feb 12th 2019, 12:28 AM 14,899 Views 8 Comments

Lothar Matthaus says buying Jadon Sancho has proved an incredible bargain that will only look better with time.

3 players who stood out in the Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win in Scotland
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3 players who stood out in the Ireland U20s’ Six Nations win in Scotland

Feb 9th 2019, 1:57 PM 13,408 Views 3 Comments

Liam Turner, Dylan Tierney-Martin and Jonathan Wren impressed on a good night in Galashiels.

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