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#opportunity knocks

# opportunity-knocks - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Now is the time for McCarthy to show he can help Doherty and Stevens shine for Ireland

Mounting injuries and a lack of game-time for key players ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final play-off with Slovakia means there is more responsibility to get the best from two of the best wing backs in the Premier League.

# opportunity-knocks - Friday 28 February, 2020

Ciaran Clark's injury has given an Irish teenager a chance to impress at Newcastle

Oisin McEntee has been drafted into the first-team picture at the Premier League club this week.

# opportunity-knocks - Friday 10 January, 2020

Idah in line for Old Trafford start as Norwich boss confirms striker shortage

Teemu Pukki and Josip Drmic will both be absent for the Canaries’ clash with Manchester United.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Toronto chance too good for Sonny Bill Williams to turn down

The New Zealand star will return to rugby league for a third time in his career.

# opportunity-knocks - Sunday 6 October, 2019

McCarthy on Ireland teen sensation Connolly: 'He deserves this chance'

The 19-year-old Galway native scored twice for Brighton against Tottenham on Saturday.

# opportunity-knocks - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Irish U21 goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher handed Liverpool first-team debut by Jurgen Klopp

He becomes the first Irish player picked for the club since Robbie Keane played against Wigan almost 4,000 days ago.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Cullen excited to see Leinster's young guns after 'digging a bit deeper into the system'

The eastern province face Coventry in their first pre-season friendly this weekend.

Bath wing and 7s specialist to make debut as England name side to face Wales

Ruaridh McConnochie has overcome a hip problem and is set to feature.

# opportunity-knocks - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Wallin warns Fury has 'everything to lose' in Las Vegas Opportunity Knocks This post contains videos

Wallin warns Fury has 'everything to lose' in Las Vegas

The Swede knows he will be an underdog against the Briton, but insists it will be in for a rude awakening at the T-Mobile Arena.

# opportunity-knocks - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Irish rider Eddie Dunbar named in Team Ineos squad for Giro D'Italia

‘Given his recent performances, it is well deserved,’ team principal Dave Brailsford said of the 22-year-old’s inclusion.

# opportunity-knocks - Friday 5 April, 2019

Leinster's much-changed side urged to take their big chance against Benetton

‘It’s a great chance for guys to lay down a marker and put their hands up,’ says Leo Cullen.

# opportunity-knocks - Friday 8 March, 2019

From 'not ok' barriers to breaking down more and more for go-getter Cantwell

The former Ireland rugby star has been appointed chair of Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport steering committee.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Injuries bring World Cup to mind as Schmidt seeks flexibility

The Ireland head coach was enthusiastic about the prospect of entering a crucial game without his first choice lock and centres

# opportunity-knocks - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

'The onus is on players to produce a spectacle' - Double-headers can show rising standards, says Dublin star

Three-time All-Ireland winner Niamh McEvoy feels it’s the way forward for ladies football.

# opportunity-knocks - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Darmian happy to play anywhere for Man United after being brought back in from the cold

The Italian defender struggled for regular game time under Jose Mourinho, but is hoping to earn more minutes amid fierce competition under a new boss.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'My mobile started ringing. I recognised the dialling code: +679. Fiji'

Ben Ryan describes the unusual events that led to a life-changing moment.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Months after his Argentina stint ended disastrously, Jorge Sampaoli is back in management

Santos are set to bring in the ex-Albiceleste boss.

# opportunity-knocks - Friday 23 November, 2018

'We're hoping for great things': Cullen continues Leinster's investment in youth

There are seven academy players named in the province’s squad for tonight’s Pro14 clash against Ospreys.

# opportunity-knocks - Monday 10 September, 2018

4 Ireland players we'd like to see get a chance for tomorrow night's Poland friendly

Ronan Curtis and others who could be given an opportunity by Martin O’Neill.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Johnston gets his chance in the Munster 10 jersey as Haley starts at fullback

Johann van Graan’s side host Exeter Chiefs in Cork tomorrow evening.

# opportunity-knocks - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'Galway were probably faltering in the last three games. I think Limerick will be very conscious of that'

All-Star hurler Ollie Moran believes that Limerick can hurt Galway in the final stages of the All-Ireland final.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Southgate: England must make the most of World Cup draw

‘We might not have this opportunity again.’

# opportunity-knocks - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'It has been an eye-opener and it did get me down, but I know I'm good enough'

Gavin Moynihan has endured a difficult start to life on the European Tour, but is hoping to find a spark at this week’s Irish Open at Ballyliffin.

# opportunity-knocks - Sunday 13 May, 2018

From ‘The idea came at the right time’ - How the Irish Fairy Door company came to life Opportunity Knocks

‘The idea came at the right time’ - How the Irish Fairy Door company came to life

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile The Irish Fairy Door Company.

# opportunity-knocks - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Robbie Keane in line to take player-manager role in India - Report

Atletico de Kolkata are looking to replace Teddy Sheringham, who was sacked last month.

# opportunity-knocks - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Hanrahan determined to seize chance at 10 after slow start to Munster homecoming

“Getting the chance against Ulster is a big opportunity.”

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Ireland U20s star Larmour starts at fullback for Leinster's pre-season trip to Perpignan

Leo Cullen has named a youthful XV for Friday’s friendly.

# opportunity-knocks - Monday 26 June, 2017

'Stand out, play well and you will be looked at': Henshaw knows Test door is far from shut

The Lions play their final midweek game of the tour against the Hurricanes tomorrow morning.

# opportunity-knocks - Saturday 17 June, 2017

New test for young guns, sweeper puzzle, League gamble - Cork-Waterford talking points

The counties lock horns at Semple Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

# opportunity-knocks - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'There's a buzz back and there's kids wanting to go to watch Wexford hurling again'

Wexford take on Kilkenny in the Leinster SHC semi-final this evening.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Open thread: Who would you like to see get their chance when Ireland face USA?

Joe Schmidt will name his team for Saturday’s Test in New York later today.

# opportunity-knocks - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

'That game for me was as big as the Austria one'

Harry Arter hopes his man-of-the-match display against Uruguay was enough to earn him a start on Sunday.

# opportunity-knocks - Friday 19 May, 2017

Irish underage international could be set for Premier League debut

Slaven Bilic has hinted Declan Rice will be given a chance to impress for West Ham this weekend.

# opportunity-knocks - Friday 6 January, 2017

Richie Towell set to be given a chance to impress at Brighton

The former Dundalk star is expected to feature for the club in the FA Cup this weekend.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 5 January, 2017

The Wizard of Oz! 17-year-old Simon Carr ready to seize his chance at Australian Open

The Irish teenager flies to Melbourne on Sunday ahead of a much-anticipated Grand Slam debut.

# opportunity-knocks - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Dropped from the Munster Academy, Ireland U20s star set for debut in France tonight

Kelvin Brown has signed a one-year contract with Aurillac.

# opportunity-knocks - Friday 2 September, 2016

From Serbia to Sligo: Gary Rogers' hectic few days due to Ireland and Dundalk commitments

The Lilywhites number has enjoyed balancing international duty with club games.

# opportunity-knocks - Monday 29 August, 2016

5 players who deserve a chance to impress in the Ireland-Oman game

Harry Arter and others who could line out for the Boys in Green on Wednesday night.

# opportunity-knocks - Friday 24 June, 2016

From Brexit fallout - now Spain says it's close to taking back Gibraltar While The Iron's Hot

Brexit fallout - now Spain says it's close to taking back Gibraltar

The tiny outcrop at the southern tip of Spain has been disputed by the two countries for the past 300 years.

# opportunity-knocks - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

A busy summer ahead but Ireland need to start winning matches again, starting this week

After a miserable World T20 campaign, Ireland return to action against Sri Lanka this week.

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