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#Debut

# debut - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night
# Team News
# Team News

Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night

Mar 21st 2021, 1:27 PM 9,430 Views 5 Comments

Andy Friend has rejigged his team for the visit to Scarlets.

# debut - Friday 26 February, 2021

23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders

Feb 26th 2021, 8:07 AM 14,185 Views 7 Comments

The Crusaders came out on top in the Super Rugby Aotearoa opener in Dunedin.

# debut - Monday 22 February, 2021

'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'

Feb 22nd 2021, 4:26 PM 15,129 Views 8 Comments

34-year-old Rob Kearney impressed for the Force in their defeat to the Brumbies.

# debut - Friday 12 February, 2021

Irish international marks full debut with superb goal in Preston victory
# Boost
# Boost

Irish international marks full debut with superb goal in Preston victory

Feb 12th 2021, 10:14 PM 8,707 Views 3 Comments

Greg Cunningham was making his first start since re-joining the club.

# debut - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Rob Kearney makes first Western Force appearance ahead of new Super Rugby AU season
# Debut
# Debut

Rob Kearney makes first Western Force appearance ahead of new Super Rugby AU season

Feb 9th 2021, 10:54 AM 13,411 Views 2 Comments

Irish rugby’s most decorated player signed for the Force in September and made to move to Australia just after Christmas.

# debut - Monday 7 December, 2020

O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap
# Debut
# Debut

O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap

Dec 7th 2020, 7:15 AM 8,177 Views 4 Comments

The 25-year-old prop came off the bench in the win over Scotland.

# debut - Thursday 3 December, 2020

'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots
# First Cap
# First Cap

'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:29 PM 8,222 Views 9 Comments

The 25-year-old prop has been included on the bench for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash.

# debut - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Ireland U21 and Liverpool goalkeeper handed Champions League debut
# Ready To Go
# Ready To Go

Ireland U21 and Liverpool goalkeeper handed Champions League debut

Dec 1st 2020, 6:57 PM 32,756 Views 34 Comments

Regular number one Alisson misses out as a precaution due to a tight leg muscle, paving the way for Caoimhín Kelleher to make a surprise start.

# debut - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'I reckon I've got a target on my back!' - Lowe loves first taste of Test rugby
# Step Up
# Step Up

'I reckon I've got a target on my back!' - Lowe loves first taste of Test rugby

Nov 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 8,485 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster wing got stuck in against Wales and is now targeting a win in Twickenham.

# debut - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland
# Team News
# Team News

Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland

Oct 21st 2020, 12:29 PM 36,179 Views 74 Comments

Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.

# debut - Friday 12 June, 2020

Beauden Barrett to make Blues debut at 15 as Savea returns for Hurricanes
# Comeback
# Comeback

Beauden Barrett to make Blues debut at 15 as Savea returns for Hurricanes

Jun 12th 2020, 8:55 AM 9,137 Views 2 Comments

The two-time World Rugby player of the year hasn’t played since the World Cup.

# debut - Friday 6 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 6th 2020, 12:31 PM 14,354 Views 4 Comments

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
# Rising Star
# Rising Star

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

Feb 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 5,381 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Fresh Face
# Fresh Face

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

Feb 4th 2020, 4:02 PM 8,395 Views 21 Comments

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
# Standing Out
# Standing Out

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 11:35 AM 10,736 Views 2 Comments

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
# Team News
# Team News

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

Jan 31st 2020, 10:57 AM 10,115 Views 11 Comments

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
# Debut
# Debut

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 3:44 PM 11,901 Views 10 Comments

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
# Debut
# Debut

Byrne and Baird to make first starts as Toner captains Leinster

Oct 31st 2019, 12:35 PM 11,147 Views 37 Comments

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'
# Debut
# Debut

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

Oct 12th 2019, 6:19 PM 8,010 Views 4 Comments

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
# Top Talent

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

Oct 10th 2019, 5:39 PM 5,527 Views 3 Comments

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

Family affair as local lad revels in Newcastle debut
# Teenage Kicks
# Teenage Kicks

Family affair as local lad revels in Newcastle debut

Oct 6th 2019, 7:35 PM 8,629 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Debut
# Debut

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

Oct 6th 2019, 1:50 PM 14,168 Views 6 Comments

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
# First Team
# First Team

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 4:39 PM 16,180 Views 3 Comments

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
# Prodigy
# Prodigy

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

Sep 17th 2019, 10:15 PM 14,657 Views 13 Comments

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
# Prodigy
# Prodigy

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

Aug 27th 2019, 4:56 PM 3,565 Views 1 Comment

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
# Capped
# Capped

Haley in bonus territory after Ireland debut

Aug 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 27,457 Views 18 Comments

‘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
# Debut
# Debut

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

Jul 20th 2019, 9:00 AM 14,950 Views 25 Comments

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
# Hero
# Hero

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

Jul 14th 2019, 2:17 PM 8,833 Views 14 Comments

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
# Equal Game
# Equal Game

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

May 24th 2019, 12:35 PM 2,924 Views 3 Comments

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
# Debut
# Debut

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

Apr 30th 2019, 11:05 AM 6,842 Views 21 Comments

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
# Prospect
# Prospect

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

Apr 30th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,058 Views 10 Comments

The Shannon RFC scrum-half is an exciting prospect.

# debut - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

17-year-old Irish youngster makes Championship debut
# Hot Prospect
# Hot Prospect

17-year-old Irish youngster makes Championship debut

Apr 9th 2019, 10:41 PM 14,275 Views 8 Comments

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
# Next Step
# Next Step

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

Feb 1st 2019, 1:02 PM 8,157 Views 12 Comments

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'
# New Boy
# New Boy

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

Nov 16th 2018, 11:37 AM 5,222 Views 2 Comments

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
# Flyer
# Flyer

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

Nov 15th 2018, 12:38 PM 5,464 Views 0 Comments

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
# Potential
# Potential

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

Nov 13th 2018, 4:37 PM 7,376 Views 12 Comments

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
# Versatile
# Versatile

Ulsterman Addison hungry for more after Ireland debut in Chicago

Nov 4th 2018, 8:15 PM 8,962 Views 18 Comments

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
# Debut Day
# Debut Day

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

Nov 4th 2018, 2:22 PM 10,950 Views 21 Comments

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
# Joey
# Joey

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

Sep 4th 2018, 3:08 PM 29,584 Views 37 Comments

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
# Debut
# Debut

Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly

Aug 10th 2018, 11:37 PM 10,427 Views 2 Comments

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

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