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#fresh faces

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Key men absent as Grand Slam winners Ireland unveil squad for U20 World Championship

Head coach Noel McNamara will trim this group to 28 men for a testing campaign in Argentina.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Uncapped Connacht trio rewarded for fine form as Schmidt names Six Nations squad

Centre Tom Farrell and half-back pairing Caolin Blade and Jack Carty are in line to earn their first caps this spring.

# fresh-faces - Friday 4 January, 2019

New kids on the block! Returning James Horan names first Mayo team for FBD League opener against Leitrim

Fionn McDonagh, Colm Moran and Brian Reape are all included, while Aidan O’Shea is missing for Sunday’s game.

# fresh-faces - Monday 12 November, 2018

Ireland's young guns - managed by ex-LOI star - beaten as the North bag late double

Paul Osam’s U16s suffered a 3-1 defeat in Tralee.

# fresh-faces - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Sopoaga, Ntamack, Zebo: Players to watch out for in the Champions Cup

We’ve picked out some big summer signings and younger players to keep an eye on.

# fresh-faces - Monday 24 September, 2018

Briggs misses out as Ireland name nine uncapped players for November

There are three ‘development players’ included in Adam Griggs’ selection.

# fresh-faces - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Munster happy with Carbery debut as scrum-half Cronin shines

The former Leinster out-half got a rousing reception at Thomond Park.

# fresh-faces - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ulster hand debuts to summer signings Burns, Speight and Addison

Academy prop Eric O’Sullivan and sub-academy wing Angus Kernohan could debut off the bench.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Back row revamp as France make five changes for All Blacks revenge mission

Les Bleus are trailing in the series heading to Wellington.

# fresh-faces - Friday 25 May, 2018

Laois make three changes ahead of Westmeath clash

John Sugrue has made the changes after his team’s extra-time victory over Wexford in the opening round of the Leinster SFC.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Porter to start for Ireland as Furlong and Henderson set to miss out

James Ryan is set to return to Ireland’s second row for the Six Nations clash with Wales.

# fresh-faces - Monday 19 February, 2018

Schmidt calls up Scannell, Cooney and Ringrose to Ireland's Six Nations squad

Meanwhile, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson and James Ryan are progressing on the injury front.

# fresh-faces - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Ulster academy graduate O'Connor to captain province against Southern Kings

Jono Gibbes has named his first Guinness Pro14 squad.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Nine new caps in exciting Ireland U20s team to face France

Harry Byrne, the brother of Leinster out-half Ross, has been named in the 10 shirt.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Jordie Barrett and Laumape make first starts as All Blacks recall Savea

Steve Hansen has made some interesting changes to his backline.

# fresh-faces - Friday 16 June, 2017

Lions reinforcements on way as Gatland set to announce 5 or 6 call-ups

Warren Gatland is set to bring in additional players for his midweek team.

# fresh-faces - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Harte hands trio first championship starts in Tyrone opener

The Red Hand boss has made five changes from the team that started against Kerry last month.

# fresh-faces - Friday 10 February, 2017

Kieran Kingston hands league debuts to five U21s in new-look Cork side

The Rebels host Clare tomorrow night in the league opener.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Scrum-half Lloyd among three additions to Munster European squad

Rassie Erasmus has promoted the Dubliner to replace Cathal Sheridan.

# fresh-faces - Monday 2 January, 2017

Injured duo back for 2017 for Mayo while U21 and Castlebar winners to get their chance to impress

A new season starts for the All-Ireland finalists next Sunday.

# fresh-faces - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Uncapped Ospreys pair named in Wales squad as Halfpenny also returns

Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland misses out while number 8 Taulupe Faletau is included despite question marks over his fitness.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

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Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman, has come under scrutiny for his links to the pro-Russia former president of Ukraine.

# fresh-faces - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Schmidt to watch Pro12 semis closely with South Africa tour looming

The Ireland head coach is set to announce his squad next week before the Pro12 final.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

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Meet the new Fianna Fáil front bench

It’s no longer all male – and there are some new faces.

# fresh-faces - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Schmidt says Ireland will blood new players in remainder of Six Nations

Stuart McCloskey, Ultan Dillane and Josh van der Flier may be called upon.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Waterford to blood six debutants against Cork tonight

Derek McGrath’s side will be without a number of their big names.

# fresh-faces - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

10 uncapped players in Ireland women's squad to play England

The training squad of 33 has been trimmed down to 23.

# fresh-faces - Friday 4 September, 2015

Three debutants to start as Munster name youthful side for season opener

Anthony Foley’s men face Treviso in the Guinness Pro12 tomorrow night.

# fresh-faces - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Two debutants named in exciting All Blacks team to face South Africa

Lima Sopoaga and James Broadhurst will make their international bows at Ellis Park.

# fresh-faces - Friday 5 June, 2015

Ireland U20s look to recover from 'shaky start' with four changes to XV

Nigel Carolan has brought Connacht wing Ciaran Gaffney back in after his ankle injury.

# fresh-faces - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Ulster duo back in green, Madigan at 10 and more Ireland XV talking points

There are two uncapped Leinster men starting against Robbie Deans’ side.

# fresh-faces - Thursday 22 January, 2015

'Natural successor,' a World Cup bolter? A quick guide to Ireland new boys Conan and White

The only two non-internationals in Schmidt’s squad are playing catch-up, but don’t rule them out of an autumn trip to England.

# fresh-faces - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Vern Cotter picks four uncapped players in Scotland's Six Nations squad

There’s no space for Saracens flanker Kelly Brown or John Barclay of the Scarlets.

# fresh-faces - Friday 14 November, 2014

Madigan at 10 as Schmidt selects Foley and Ryan for first Ireland caps

There are a total of 13 changes to Ireland’s starting team following last weekend’s win over South Africa.

# fresh-faces - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

The autumn five: Here are the new faces in Joe Schmidt's Ireland squad

Schmidt wasn’t afraid to reward form ahead of the November tests.

# fresh-faces - Friday 15 August, 2014

Bubbles to Ryan: Five fresh faces who've helped Tipperary to the All-Ireland SHC semi-final

These players have come up trumps for Eamon O’Shea’s side this year.

Cooper to Walsh: Five fresh faces who've made a difference to Cork this year

These five are part of the reason Cork are in another SHC semi-final this Sunday.

# fresh-faces - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Three championship newcomers as Kerry get set for Munster semi-final

While two other players will make their first championship start for the Kingdom.

# fresh-faces - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Eamonn O'Shea names 3 championship newcomers for Munster SHC semi-final

Tipperary take on Limerick in Semple Stadium tomorrow.

# fresh-faces - Friday 30 May, 2014

5 debutants for Limerick while Tipperary call up O'Riordan and Mulhair for Munster SFC tie

Limerick manager John Brudair has named his side for the weekend’s Munster championship opener.

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