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# First Impressions
Swansea City boss impressed by 'excellent' Hourihane in 5-1 debut victory
The Ireland midfielder, playing for the first time in eight weeks, helped Swansea advance in the FA Cup.
# First Impressions
'I was ready once I got that bit of an edge': Wycherley looks back on monstrous hit on Sexton
The young Corkman made his presence felt when Sexton arrived in Thomond Park in December.
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The man with a plan - McFarland wants to build successful legacy at Ulster
The new head coach sat down with the media for the first time in his role yesterday.
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Van Graan intent on soaking up knowledge from every angle in first stint as a head coach
From Gert Smal to Paul O’Connell and Doug Howlett, the new Munster boss wants plenty of company on his coffee breaks.
# Change generation
Punctuality, responsibility, find something that you love: What did you learn on your first job?
Some famous names share their experiences – and yes, first impressions count.
# good impression
Watch: Roy Keane and Conor McGregor give their All-Ireland predictions in comedy sketch
All-Ireland champions Dublin take on Mayo in Croke Park on Sunday.
# First Impressions
Belgium dream team of Martinez and Henry get off to losing start
The new management team had a formidable task on their debut this evening.
# Report
Tyler Bleyendaal impresses as Munster earn emphatic pre-season win
On the day of his 23rd birthday, new arrival, South African lock Jean Kleyn also made a positive impression.
# First Impressions
Divock Origi stars as Liverpool overcome AC Milan
The Belgium international came on at half-time and netted just before the hour-mark.
# First Impressions
Xavi initially thought Louis van Gaal was an 'idiot' when he took over as Barcelona coach
Louis van Gaal quickly got Barcelona great Xavi on his side at the Camp Nou, although the midfielder thought he was an “idiot” at first.
# First Impressions
'I'm not the most prolific!' - Cyrus Christie talks us through his first Ireland goal
Defender’s goal got Ireland up and running against Gibraltar.
# First Impressions
Cech, mate? Arsenal stunned by West Ham in opening game
The Gunners have been talked up as being possible title winners this season.
# Fast track
Don't want to wait for Windows 10 to arrive? Here's how to speed up the process
If you’re getting impatient, you can get it sooner rather than later.
# First Impressions
Ireland debut a 'great experience' for McGoldrick after two assists against the US
The Ipswich Town striker impressed on his first appearance for the Boys in Green.
# ch-ch-ch-changes
Is the Windows 10 preview a step in the right direction?
The new version of Windows is still in the very early stages, but is there cause for optimism?
# new arrival
First impressions: Here's what the new iPhone 6 is like
There’s a lot to take in, but here are the main points to take away from Apple’s latest flagship device.
# best refreshed
'Schmidt doesn't cut any corners, he expects the same from us' -- Best
‘You can see why the Leinster boys speak so highly of him,’ says the Ulster hooker.
# First Impressions
New coach O'Connor out to prune rather than uproot Leinster legacy
The man with the difficult task of replacing Joe Schmidt knows improving Leinster requires a delicate balance.
# First Impressions
O'Connor calls on Madigan to step up and into Sexton's shoes
The new Leinster coach hints that the young Irish number 10 may not have the shirt all to himself this season.
# wrangler
Dress code: CJ Stander shows up for Munster training in a pair of jeans
We’ve heard of Casual Friday but this is getting ridiculous.
# First Impressions
Star on the rise: Dunne tips Stevens for Villa first team
“He’s a typical Irish player – he gives it absolutely everything, 100% and he never shirks a challenge.”
# First Impressions
WATCH: Roy Carroll saves a penalty with the first touch of his Olympiakos career
The Fermanagh native was an unlikely hero when Olympiakos took on Rubin Kazan in Russia this morning.
# First Impressions
The Redzone: Handy Cam, but don’t be fooled by Newton
Credit where it’s due, Cam Newton had a very good first week in the NFL. However, for Steven O’Rourke, the best quarterback in that game was Kevin Kolb. Why? Because he won.
# First Impressions
Robbie still keen to have Irish role
The Ireland international has been presented to the media and supporters in LA after his move from Tottenham earlier this week.
# First Impressions
The Magnificent Seven: memorable debuts
Carmelo Anthony made his return to the Big Apple on Wednesday night, scoring 27 points in the Knicks’ win over Milwaukee. In Melo’s honour, here are seven other unforgettable debuts.