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Kerry's Walsh and Galway's O'Shea named Electric Ireland Minor Footballer and Hurler of the Year for 2018
Kerry’s Paul Walsh and Galway’s Donal O’Shea have been named Electric Ireland Footballer and Hurler of the Year.
'Iniesta is on a different planet': 18-year-old Man City star rejects comparison to Barcelona icon
Phil Foden feels it is premature for anyone to compare him with the great Andres Iniesta.
'He's definitely got a big future ahead of him' - Leinster excited about Doris
The 20-year-old made his first start for the province in last weekend’s win over Cardiff Blues.
Munster's try-saving tackler Shane Daly the latest Ireland 7s graduate to impress
The 21-year-old Cork Con back prevented what looked like a certain Cheetahs try at Thomond Park.
Consolation for Luka Modric as he wins World Cup Golden Ball
The Real Madrid star could not guide his side to victory in this afternoon’s World Cup final.
France star Kylian Mbappe can win the Ballon d’Or – Drogba
The teenage sensation has risen to the occasion in Russia with standout performances as his country aim for their first World Cup title since 1998.
The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps
19-year-old Aoife Hopkins on her dream of representing Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?
With four goals in two games, the 33-year-old has started the tournament in formidable form.
England can win World Cup, says Loftus-Cheek
The 22-year-old is backing captain Harry Kane’s belief that they can win the tournament.
'David Silva is a mixture of Iniesta and Xavi'
Pep Guardiola has lavished praise on a key creative influence at the Etihad Stadium.
The best goalkeeper in the world and more Champions League talking points
Plus, why Jose Mourinho’s tactics were no surprise.
'These are players we'd love to see playing in Wales and playing in the red jersey'
Shane Williams is hopeful Wales can hang onto more players like James McCarthy in the future.
Olympian Joyce and three fellow unbeaten Irish prospects added to stacked Frampton bill
David Oliver Joyce, Lewis Crocker, Steven Ward and Tyrone McCullagh join a host of Irish fighters on the undercard to Frampton-Donaire.
Coutinho 'had everything' at just 18 years old
Rafael Benitez has recalled how impressed the coaches were at Inter.
Super Asensio spares Ronaldo's blushes as Madrid beat struggling Eibar
Marco Asensio was in fine form for Real Madrid as they overcame Eibar 3-0.
Megan Campbell's insanely long throws can help take Ireland's footballers to greater heights
The Man City defender played a key role in her side’s win over Northern Ireland.
Two Irish writers have been longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize
Mike McCormack and Sebastian Barry are two of the 13 writers who made the longlist.
Getting his Na Fianna debut from Pillar Caffrey, training with Jonny Cooper and Dublin senior prospects
Dublin’s All-Ireland U21 winner Aaron Byrne was recently crowned EirGrid U21 Football Player of the Year.
Over 100 children receive awards for their incredible artwork today
17-year-old Lucy Deegan from Carlow won the first prize in the senior 16-18 age category.
Garry Ringrose was very close to making the 41-man Lions squad
The 22-year-old Ireland and Leinster centre was ‘very unlucky,’ according to Warren Gatland.
Clubs and Schools players combine in Ireland U18 squad to face England
Head coach Mark Butler has included six Exiles in his 24-man group.
Exciting Ireland U19 squad named for Donnybrook clash with Japan
Head coach Kieran Campbell has included some highly-promising players.
Hourihane strengthens Ireland claims with hat-trick of assists
Meanwhile, Robbie Brady got his name on the scoresheet for Norwich City.
Tim Schmidt, son of Ireland coach Joe, is playing for Toulouse's espoirs team
The 20-year-old scrum-half has joined the famous French club for the season.
5 players to watch in Sunday's WFAI Cup final
The latest chapter of Shelbourne v Wexford Youths promises to be an exciting affair.
'Both have massive futures ahead of them if they keep their heads down'
Rob Lyttle and Jacob Stockdale are in impressive form early this season.
19-year-old Olympic prodigy 'among the greatest endurance athletes ever'
The US swimmer is redefining the limits of athletic performance.
IRFU looking to ID best talent from age of 15 as Nucifora plans for future
The IRFU performance director feels earlier intervention can produce better professionals.
Clontarf playmaker Carbery showing Leinster quality in Ulster Bank League
The 20-year-old is hoping for further playing opportunities under Leo Cullen next season.
"It's beyond all our wildest dreams": Landmark day for Irish cinema with nine Oscar nominations
The director of Room, Lenny Abrahamson, said he is “so delighted” with his nominations.
From the Bangor Bulldozer to Baby BOD: 5 Irish young guns who broke out in 2015
The future of the back row – and the backline – looks bright in Ireland.
The future's bright: 7 Irish sports stars who made 2015 their own
It was a very special year for these athletes.
These are the nominees for the first Breakthrough Player of the Year award
Nehe Milner-Skudder, Mark Bennett and Vasil Lobzhanidze have all showed superb form.
What Is Your Rose Of Tralee Talent?
Enya on tin whistle? Anyone?
Ireland U20 hero Quinlan part of Munster's academy intake for 2015/16
Leinster underage products Conor Oliver and JP Phelan will make the move south.
The 'Tongan Thor' is making a big impact on Australian club rugby
The 18-year-old prop shot to international fame after a viral video last year.
Catch up on Ireland's thrilling last-gasp win in the World U20 Championship
Nigel Carolan’s men needed a late, late penalty to clinch victory against Argentina.
The next crop of New Zealand rugby stars look ominously good
The Baby Blacks ran in nine tries against Scotland at the World Rugby U20 Championship yesterday.
4 players who stood out during the Ireland U20s' win over Argentina
Sam Arnold, Alex Thompson, Joey Carbery and Jacob Stockdale all looked good.
Trevor Brennan's son has won a place in France's prestigious academy
The young Toulouse forward is highly rated and has already starred for les Blues at U17 level.