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# potential - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Grand Slam dream denied but Ireland U20 stars have bright futures

Many of Noel McNamara’s young squad are already making progress with their provinces.

# potential - Friday 31 July, 2020

Ireland U19 midfielder Joe Hodge named Man City's Scholar of the Year

The 17-year-old scored a superb goal on his Republic of Ireland U19 debut last summer.

# potential - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Munster excited about the 'serious, serious young lads coming through'

Meanwhile, the ‘eye-opening’ Stephen Larkham is making a big impact on the squad.

# potential - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

5 young players who have impressed in Super Rugby Aotearoa

Hoskins Sotutu, Caleb Clarke, Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Will Jordan and Cullen Grace have looked good.

# potential - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Crowley among three recruits to Munster academy as Barron gets senior deal

Scott Buckley and Alex Kendellen have also been signed up.

# potential - Monday 13 April, 2020

'He’s really developing into a fine player... He’s now dictating games'

New Ireland U21 boss Jim Crawford thinks highly of Jayson Molumby.

# potential - Friday 27 March, 2020

'I dream of Real Madrid move,' says Lyon wonderkid

Rayan Cherki has been watched by Europe’s biggest clubs but dreams of moving only to one.

# potential - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Barcelona spend over €40 million on young duo

The club have bought Francisco Trincao from Braga and Matheus Fernandes from Palmeiras.

# potential - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Meet the Irish underage star who turned down England

Hayden Hyde is now lighting it up with the U20s after rejecting the RFU’s approach to switch allegiance.

# potential - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Teenage NBA sensation backed to continue shining after dazzling debut

The number one overall draft pick, Zion Williamson, belatedly made his regular-season bow following knee surgery.

# potential - Monday 20 January, 2020

The son of Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan on choosing soccer over athletics

The young defender was made captain of Ireland U15s at the weekend.

# potential - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Irish teen Obafemi scores brilliant goal as Southampton stun Chelsea Potential This post contains videos

Irish teen Obafemi scores brilliant goal as Southampton stun Chelsea

The 19-year-old Dublin-born striker put the visitors ahead with a fine finish.

# potential - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Pep Guardiola hails 21-year-old Dinamo Zagreb star

Dani Olmo has a bright future, according to the Manchester City boss.

# potential - Monday 9 December, 2019

Lithuanian-born Kerry goalkeeper shines brightest at AFL Combine in Dublin

20 hopefuls participated in the two-day testing event in UCD.

# potential - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Mourinho hands 17-year-old Ireland striker Parrott a spot on Spurs bench

The Dubliner is considered one of Irish football’s brightest prospects.

# potential - Monday 2 December, 2019

Ireland U19 international signs first professional contract with Norwich

Andrew Omobamidele is considered one of Irish football’s brightest prospects

# potential - Monday 11 November, 2019

Missing Ireland U21 stars open the door for in-form West Ham striker

Anthony Scully has been impressing for the Hammers’ U23 side of late.

# potential - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'He has a really exquisite range of passing for a left-back. He has a terrific left foot'

Stephen Kenny has handed Thomas O’Connor a first call-up for Ireland U21s.

# potential - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Ireland underage international goes on trial with Hibs

Michael O’Connor is currently on the books at Linfield.

# potential - Monday 4 November, 2019

17-year-old Tottenham youngster Troy Parrott to be included in Ireland squad for vital Denmark clash

The highly rated teen could make his debut before then in the friendly with New Zealand.

# potential - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Italy's teen sensation plays up Pirlo and Gattuso comparisons

Sandro Tonali made his debut as his team equalled a national team record with a 5-0 win over Liechtenstein.

# potential - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

11 months on from Ireland senior debut, Obafemi could be set for first U21 appearance

The Southampton striker has had his troubles with injuries over the past year.

# potential - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

‘He's obviously going to be a miss for us, but we're all happy for him’

Stephen Kenny, Conor Masterson and Conor Coventry give their thoughts on Aaron Connolly’s promotion to the Ireland senior side.

# potential - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Irish-eligible teenager on the bench for Borussia Mönchengladbach tonight

It’s a big day for Conor Noss.

# potential - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

17-year-old Irish striker Troy Parrott handed senior debut by Tottenham

The teenager previously impressed when playing with Spurs’ first team in pre-season.

# potential - Friday 20 September, 2019

Connacht excited by 21-year-old Fitzgerald in Carty's absence

The young out-half gets another chance to impress against Munster tomorrow.

# potential - Thursday 19 September, 2019

17-year-old on target as Man United begin Europa League campaign with a win

It was a memorable night for Mason Greenwood against Astana.

# potential - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

JVG excited by O'Sullivan's potential after long-awaited Munster debut

The number eight is hoping to make a big impression this season after a serious knee injury.

The highly rated teenager who took the Champions League by storm Potential This post contains videos

The highly rated teenager who took the Champions League by storm

Erling Braut Haaland hit a remarkable first-half hat-trick against Genk last night.

# potential - Monday 9 September, 2019

'I was extremely impressed' - Mick McCarthy singles out Ireland U21 duo for praise

Aaron Connolly and Jayson Molumby both caught the eye in Tallaght on Friday.

# potential - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Troy Parrott on playing for Ireland, being Spurs' second-choice striker and learning from Harry Kane Potential This post contains videos

Troy Parrott on playing for Ireland, being Spurs' second-choice striker and learning from Harry Kane

The 17-year-old Spurs attacker also discusses how he manages coping with the hype surrounding him.

# potential - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Stephen Kenny reserves high praise for Bournemouth's teenage starlet

Gavin Kilenny is in contention to start for Ireland U21s, after impressing in pre-season.

# potential - Monday 2 September, 2019

Liverpool's teenage striker completes €2 million move to Fiorentina

Bobby Duncan caused quite a stir amongst the Anfield hierarchy last week and has been moved on to the Serie A side.

# potential - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'It'll be great for him to step up and play in the U21 team, and great for the Irish public'

Tottenham striker Troy Parrott is set to feature for Stephen Kenny’s side next month.

# potential - Monday 19 August, 2019

Out-of-favour Bayern midfielder is 'often the best man in training'

Team-mate Niklas Sule has urged Renato Sanches to fight for his place at the club.

# potential - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'He had a great tournament in the Euros' - Ireland U19 international completes Celtic move

Jonathan Afolabi has penned a two-year contract with the Scottish champions.

# potential - Friday 16 August, 2019

Man City teenager Foden tipped to be 'one of the best midfielders in the world' within two years

Following high praise from Pep Guardiola, the youngster has also been praised by Bernardo Silva.

# potential - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Man United sign highly-rated Monaco teenager

16-year-old Hannibal Mejbri is on his way to Old Trafford.

# potential - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Troy Parrott tipped for recognition at senior international level by Brian Kerr

The Spurs striker impressed in a 45-minute cameo against Juventus over the weekend.

# potential - Saturday 6 July, 2019

The son of an ex-inter-county GAA player aiming to realise a Premier League dream

Newcastle youngster Oisin McEntee is hoping to make an impact for Ireland at the U19 Euros.

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