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# Talent

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20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series
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
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
The academy back has impressed off the bench in recent weeks.
Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory
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'
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'
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
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
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
The second row trained with Andy Farrell’s Ireland earlier this year.
Andy Cole worried new Man Utd signing could block Mason Greenwood
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
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
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
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
The Tipperary woman made an impressive impact for Ireland during the Six Nations.
The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Jack O'Sullivan
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'
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
Andy Farrell has named a 35-man training squad, with Will Addison missing.
‘Fernandes even looks good when he loses the ball’ – Solskjaer
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
Sean Bugler impressed off the bench against Monaghan in the previous round.
Introducing the latest Sean O'Brien on the Irish rugby scene
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'
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'
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?
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
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
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'
Raheem Sterling’s rapid development has left Jamie Carragher very impressed.
How talent could be a 'critical constraining factor' for Ireland's fintech aspirations
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
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
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
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
There were 126 winners over seven categories.
'He's the nearest to Hoolahan that can play in the middle of the pitch'
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
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'
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
Liam Turner, Dylan Tierney-Martin and Jonathan Wren impressed on a good night in Galashiels.
UCD prospect Farrugia picks Ireland ahead of Malta, France and Spain
Stephen Kenny also clarified Michael O’Connor’s allegiances.
21-year-old academy wing Baloucoune taking his chances with Ulster
The Enniskillen man has shone for Ulster in the Heineken Cup over the past fortnight.
Why Ada Hegerberg, the first-ever female Ballon d'Or winner, could be set to boycott the 2019 World Cup
Last night was just the latest accolade for an individual who seemed destined for greatness from the outset.
'He has more ability than Alli or Lingard'
Jamie Carragher has backed Ross Barkley to nail down an England spot.
'He's a small bloke in stature but he's got a big heart. He's been awesome'
Michael Lowry has impressed his new Ulster team-mate, Billy Burns.