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# potential - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Brazilian teenager keen to make impact at Chelsea

The 19-year-old had already taken part in the English champions’ pre-season tour to North America

# potential - Monday 10 August, 2015

Analysis: Could one of Man United’s least expensive summer signings be their best?

The Red Devils got their Premier League campaign off to a winning start, beating Spurs 1-0 at the weekend.

# potential - Thursday 6 August, 2015

‘Premier League top four missed the boat on James McCarthy’

The Everton and Ireland midfielder signed a new contract this afternoon.

# potential - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

Sterling and 2 other Liverpool starlets among top 20 ‘most valuable’ youngsters in Europe

The 20-year-old, who is in the midst of a contract dispute, is valued at around £35 million by Soccerex.

# potential - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Power ranking the 10 most promising young Irish footballers

Following Jack Byrne’s move today, we look at others who could flourish in years to come.

# potential - Saturday 6 June, 2015

‘Paul Pogba will be world’s best… and now he is haunting Manchester United’

The Frenchman has emerged as one of the world’s best midfielders during his time at Juventus.

# potential - Sunday 31 May, 2015

7 young Irish footballers who give us hope for the future

Samir Carruthers and several others who have the ability to make an impact in the coming years.

# potential - Monday 25 May, 2015

All you need to know about the Irish U19 youngster who has just made his full PL debut

Reece Grego-Cox started in QPR’s clash with Leicester on Sunday.

# potential - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Two of Liverpool’s most promising players have been tied to long-term deals

But neither of them is Raheem Sterling.

# potential - Sunday 26 April, 2015

5 past PFA Young Player of the Year winners who never fully fulfilled their potential

Michael Owen and other footballers who failed to sustain their excellent early career form.

# potential - Saturday 28 February, 2015

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s home defeat to England

We were impressed by an Irish prop, centre and hooker.

# potential - Monday 23 February, 2015

Promising ex-Leinster back row Gilsenan signs new contract with London Irish

The 22-year-old left Leinster last summer to join the Premiership club.

# potential - Friday 20 February, 2015

England can win Euro 2016 – Harry Redknapp

Roy Hodgson’s side disappointed badly at the 2014 World Cup – failing to make it out of their first round group.

# potential - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

A €31million-rated wonderkid could be on his way to Man United this summer

Marquinhos is frustrated at the amount of game time he is receiving at PSG.

# potential - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Paddy McNair can be Man United’s right-back for next 10 years – Van Gaal

The Northern Irishman has broken into the first-team in recent months and has been praised by his Dutch boss.

# potential - Thursday 5 February, 2015

6 exciting prospects to watch out for in the U20 Six Nations

We’ve picked out a player from each of the six teams ahead of this weekend’s first round.

Shelbourne winger Dylan Connolly joins Mick McCarthy’s ever-growing Irish contingent

The Ireland U21 international has moved to Ipswich Town on an 18-month deal after impressing their manager during a trial.

# potential - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Ireland U20s name nine fresh faces for Six Nations opener against Italy

Head coach Nigel Carolan has called on seven experienced heads to complement the new players.

# potential - Monday 26 January, 2015

Connacht have handed new contracts to three of their best back rows

Eoin McKeon, Eoghan Masterson and George Naoupu have all signed new deals.

# potential - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Why Van Gaal & United is a perfect marriage… and the best is yet to come in 2015

The only way is up for the club after showing great improvements.

# potential - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Liverpool set to sign the ‘Irish Messi’ – reports

After scoring seven goals in a trial game in Spain, Zak Gilsenan drew comparisons to the superstar.

# potential - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Ireland refuse to criticise Georgian flanker for foot on Ryan’s face

Viktor Kolelishvili’s boot made contact with the eye of Ireland’s debutant back row.

# potential - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Rodgers: Sturridge some way off being a top striker

Without the forward, last season’s Premier League runners-up have won just four of their opening nine games.

# potential - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Moyes: Januzaj will become one of the best players in Europe

The Belgium winger has struggled to make a tangible mark on Louis van Gaal’s starting XI.

# potential - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Does Ian Keatley have what it takes to become a top-class fly-half?

Stuart Barnes, Alan Quinlan and Paul Wallace discuss whether the Munster number 10 can step up to the next level.

# potential - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Footballing talent Carty committed to furthering Connacht cause

The 22-year-old has pedigree in soccer and GAA, but the westerners have benefited from his choice to focus on rugby.

# potential - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Former Munster lock Ian Nagle to take break from professional rugby

The 25-year-old will step away from the game to work in Washington DC.

# potential - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

‘Gary Neville will become a top-class manager’ – Hodgson

Speculation over the 66-year-old coach’s future has already been dismissed by the Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.

Ireland U20 centre Peter Robb one of five new recruits in Connacht academy

The western province have also swooped for Conor McKeon and Ciaran Gaffney, who both played at the JWC.

# potential - Saturday 31 May, 2014

‘I wouldn’t rule out Sky buying the rights for League of Ireland games’

Ex-Shamrock Rovers player Dave Connell believes the prospect of the channel showing Airtricity League games is not totally inconceivable.

# potential - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From Column: Identifying unexpected strengths in adolescents Potential

Column: Identifying unexpected strengths in adolescents

In adolescents, strengths can be found in unexpected venues – perhaps peering through the cracks of hardship – so keep your eyes open.

# potential - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Ireland Schools name exciting squad for FIRA U18 European Championships

Head coach Noel McNamara has retained the same players who earned a 26-6 win over Scotland recently.

# potential - Thursday 20 February, 2014

5 Ireland players that deserve a chance to shine against Serbia

Anythony Stokes, Andy Reid and Marc Wilson will be among those hoping to impress.

# potential - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Check out the Kiwi wonderkid who has switched to league

Nelson Asofa-Solomona is being hyped as the next Sonny Bill Williams in New Zealand.

# potential - Saturday 21 September, 2013

This Manchester United loanee hit a 13-minute hat-trick on his debut today

Jesse Lingard also scored a fourth goal in the second half.

# potential - Friday 16 August, 2013

Introducing the 17-year-old Belgian prodigy who’s wanted by Arsenal and Man City Potential This post contains videos

Introducing the 17-year-old Belgian prodigy who’s wanted by Arsenal and Man City

If you watch one ridiculously talented youngster this weekend, make sure it’s Zakaria Bakkali.

# potential - Friday 2 August, 2013

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Introducing the 11-year-old prodigy who Real Madrid have just signed

Remember the name Joshua Pynadath – he might well be one of the world’s biggest stars in years to come.

# potential - Sunday 21 July, 2013

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Kids who do well on this test may have unrealised potential

Spatial intelligence not as prized by traditional academia as verbal and math scores – but it should be.

# potential - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

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Where did it all go wrong? 10 young players who never lived up to the hype

Overweight and clubless, Michael Johnson has become the latest footballer to fail to fulfill the potential he showed as a teenager.

# potential - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Ferguson: Liverpool stunted Owen’s growth

The United boss says the current Stoke striker could have been, technically, a much better player.

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