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#Rapid Rise

# rapid-rise - Friday 23 March, 2018

'Joe Schmidt was at the game and afterwards I went up and got a picture with him as a fan'

Jordan Larmour caught the eye of the Ireland head coach when he lined out against a New Zealand touring side two years ago.

# rapid-rise - Friday 22 September, 2017

'When I told them I was picked my mum, dad and my sisters went crazy, they were really proud'

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale reflects on a whirlwind 12 months.

# rapid-rise - Friday 18 August, 2017

'I remember the first day I came in I might have sat on the Gooch’s seat' - starting out with Kerry

Tadhg Morley has moved quickly to the top in Kerry football.

# rapid-rise - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Let go by Leinster and now captaining his country: Billy Dardis hoping to land European title for Ireland this weekend

The Naas native looks an ideal fit to be a core member of an Ireland Sevens squad that will continue to aid development of provincial academy prospects.

# rapid-rise - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Irish influence proving crucial in remarkable Major League Soccer turnaround for Colorado

Kevin Doyle is the headline act but Meath man Padraig Smith is the Rapids’ Sporting Director.

# rapid-rise - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Conor McGregor's remarkable journey in the UFC began on this day in 2013

‘The Notorious’ is celebrating two years with the world’s top MMA promotion today.

# rapid-rise - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Cork's Ciaran Sheehan set to make AFL debut this weekend for Carlton

Sheehan won an All-Ireland senior football medal with Cork in 2010.