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# debut - Friday 6 March, 2020

20-year-old Louth native Michael McDonald makes Super Rugby debut

The 20-year-old scrum-half was a key player for the Australia U20s last year.

# debut - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

'This is a different ball game': Ex-Meath captain making her presence felt on international rugby stage

Leinster 20-year-old Judy Bobbett made her Six Nations debut in the Ireland second row on Sunday.

# debut - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

'We think he'll add a dimension to us, especially in attack off the bench'

Max Deegan is set for his Ireland debut against Wales on Saturday.

# debut - Monday 3 February, 2020

'He’s exactly the type of player that we wanted' - Bilic praises Irish international's impact

Callum Robinson enjoyed an eye-catching debut for West Brom.

# debut - Friday 31 January, 2020

England hand fullback Furbank a debut in Paris as Curry moves to number eight

Bath prop Will Stuart is also set for his first cap off the bench at Stade de France.

# debut - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Mourinho blames 'fatigue and emotions' for late West Ham fightback

Late goals from Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna ensured endured a nervy finale on his first game in charge of Tottenham.

# debut - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Byrne and Baird to make first starts as Toner captains Leinster

Harry Byrne and Ryan Baird have both been named to start in the Leinster team to take on Dragons.

# debut - Saturday 12 October, 2019

'It's my proudest moment in football by far, I'm just disappointed not to finish it with a goal'

Aaron Connolly reflects on his senior debut for Ireland.

# debut - Thursday 10 October, 2019

'I thought someone was on a wind-up' - Connolly's whirlwind week with Brighton and Ireland Top Talent This post contains videos

'I thought someone was on a wind-up' - Connolly's whirlwind week with Brighton and Ireland

The Galway teenager scored his first two Premier League goals last Saturday, and now is in line to make his senior international debut.

# debut - Sunday 6 October, 2019

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Family affair as local lad revels in Newcastle debut

Matty Longstaff marked his first top-flight start with the 72nd-minute rocket.

'It's a great story for those late developers who don't come through the academy'

After impressing on trial during the summer, Rowan Osborne made his Leinster debut on Friday night.

# debut - Monday 23 September, 2019

'It'd be unreal' - Irish goalkeeper in line to make senior debut for Liverpool

Caoimhin Kelleher is hopeful to feature for the Reds in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup game away to MK Dons.

# debut - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Alf-Inge Haaland's teenage son emulates Wayne Rooney on Champions League debut

The 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg star was unstoppable on Tuesday as he matched a Manchester United legend.

# debut - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'Pretty cool' - 16-year-old revels in US Open debut

Zachary Svajda initially looked on course to become the youngest winner of a singles match in New York since Michael Chang.

# debut - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Haley in bonus territory after Ireland debut

‘I’ve a bit of a taste for it now. Now I want to get some more.’

# debut - Saturday 20 July, 2019

'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks

IRFU CEO Philip Browne believes the union and Connacht made the right call.

# debut - Sunday 14 July, 2019

'Every young winger looks up to him' - James aspires to be like Giggs

New signing Daniel James impressed on his first appearance for Manchester United on Saturday.

# debut - Friday 24 May, 2019

Cork City to compete in first-ever Amputee Champions League this weekend

The 11-strong squad will line out against Europe’s best in Georgia.

# debut - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Academy out-half Dean underlines Connacht's growing squad depth

The 21-year-old has impressed Andy Friend and made his senior debut at Thomond Park last weekend.

'Craig is such a great talent' - 20-year-old Casey gets Munster debut

The Shannon RFC scrum-half is an exciting prospect.

# debut - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

17-year-old Irish youngster makes Championship debut

Nathan Collins came off the bench, while James McClean scored for Stoke.

# debut - Friday 1 February, 2019

'He’s a big game player' - Cooney ready for possible Six Nations debut

The Ulster scrum-half provides back-up to the returning Conor Murray against England.

# debut - Friday 16 November, 2018

'I didn't think when I left Derry six months ago that I'd be here right now'

A delighted Ronan Curtis made his senior Ireland debut in the scoreless draw with Northern Ireland.

# debut - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Fiji-born wing Cokanasiga handed England debut as Jones rings changes

Japan are the visitors to Twickenham on Saturday.

# debut - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

16-year-old Parsons set for Ireland Women debut off bench against USA

Lauren Delany and Laura Sheehan have been named to start for their first Test caps.

# debut - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Ulsterman Addison hungry for more after Ireland debut in Chicago

The 26-year-old is pleased his move to Ulster is paying off.

'I was thinking, ‘Am I ever going to get a cap?’' - Ireland's Ross Byrne

The Leinster out-half came off the bench to help Joe Schmidt’s team beat Italy.

# debut - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Analysis: Carbery debut gives Munster fans a glimpse of out-half's skills

The 22-year-old provided the assist for Dave O’Callaghan’s try at Thomond Park.

# debut - Friday 10 August, 2018

Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly

Villar Perosa (population: roughly 4,100) is the home of the family estate and summer retreat of the powerful Agnellis.

# debut - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Life after La Liga: Iniesta and Torres suffer defeats in highly-anticipated J.League debuts

Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta suffered defeats in their respective J.League bows for Sagan Tosu and Vissel Kobe on Sunday.

# debut - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Ireland set to hand 'smart kid' Byrne debut from bench against Wallabies

The 23-year-old out-half has been included among the replacements for Saturday’s clash in Sydney.

# debut - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Beirne beams with pride after Ireland debut in front of family in Melbourne

The 26-year-old played the closing stages of Ireland’s win over the Wallabies in Melbourne.

# debut - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Tadhg Beirne bringing 'good energy' as he gets set for Ireland debut

The 26-year-old will be covering the second row and blindside flank on Saturday against the Wallabies.

# debut - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Ex-League of Ireland defender relishes making long-awaited international debut aged 27

Former St Pat’s and Shamrock Rovers defender Enda Stevens made his Ireland debut against the USA.

# debut - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'I'm proud to say I've made a senior cap for the Republic of Ireland' Debut This post contains videos

'I'm proud to say I've made a senior cap for the Republic of Ireland'

Graham Burke last night became the first League of Ireland player in over 10 years to represent the national side.

# debut - Friday 18 May, 2018

Inspired by McIlroy, Antrim-born golf prodigy set for European Tour debut

15-year-old Tom McKibbin will compete at the inaugural Shot Clock Masters at Diamond Country Club in Austria next month.

# debut - Sunday 22 April, 2018

The Irishman who made his Premier League debut under Arsene Wenger

Graham Barrett recalls his former manager and his time as a youngster at Arsenal.

# debut - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Springbok out-half Goosen returns from 'retirement' against Munster

The 25-year-old comes straight into the Cheetahs’ 10 shirt.

# debut - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Former Cork City and Limerick youngster makes Championship debut

It was a night to remember for Chiedozie Ogbene.

# debut - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'Superhero' Totti marks 25th anniversary of Roma debut

The forward’s 786th and final appearance for Roma was as a substitute in a 3-2 league win over Genoa.

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