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# Talent

Yesterday
28th January 2023
# eyes peeled
The young footballers to watch in the 2023 Allianz League
Here’s six rising stars to keep an eye on.
This month
January 2023
# IQ
O'Gara hopes to give Waterford-born wing Anagu his Top 14 shot soon
Ike Anagu joined La Rochelle’s academy in 2021 and is now with the Ireland U20s.
Last year
2022
# Talent
Bradley has 'no doubts' Farrugia good enough to play for Ireland
The wing-back impressed during Shamrock Rovers’ draw with Gent last night.
# Talent
Simon Easterby named in charge of Emerging Ireland squad for South Africa tour
Supported by Paul O’Connell, Mike Catt and John Fogarty, the 35-player group will feature a number of U20s who have impressed in recent years.
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Ireland's newest Tullow star has 'something very special' at just 18
Dannah O’Brien starts at 10, as part of a very young backline, against Japan on Saturday.
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Exciting English teen inspires Dortmund's comeback win
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens was hailed afterwards as a ‘game changer’.
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Praise for West Ham youngster starring at Pat's ahead of another big European night for Irish football
Joseph Anang was key as the Irish side overcame Mura on penalties in the last round.
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Caoimhin Agyarko defeats Lukasz Maciec to claim WBA International title
The 25-year-old Belfast boxer comfortably overcame his Polish opponent via unanimous decision.
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'He's a special guy' - Kendellen thriving with opportunities in Munster's back row
The 21-year-old was excellent against Toulouse two weekends ago.
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Eddie Jones says attack-minded teen star reminds him of Matt Giteau
Henry Arundel ls one of 10 uncapped players included in a 36-man training group
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Teenage sensation Adeleke breaks another Irish record Stateside
The 19-year-old clocked 50.70 in her outdoor debut over 400m.
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'He epitomises everything we are' - Praise for Ireland's Premier League-bound goalkeeper
Mark Travers picked up the Championship’s golden gloves for his displays this season.
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Representing Ireland at the Olympics, featuring in Game of Thrones and 'the answer' to his problems
Daniel Wiffen reflects on becoming one of the stars of Irish swimming.
# Talent
Havertz in awe of 'special' James as he makes scoring return for Chelsea
“He’s a full-back but he scores goals, he assists goals, and I think that’s very important for us. He’s a great character and a great player.”
# Talent
Ireland's most promising young players join new 'Women's National Talent Squad'
The programme aims to help develop players for senior international rugby.
# Talent
Ulster sign promising youngster from AIL
City of Armagh fullback Shea O’Brien his inked a professional deal.
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'She's an exceptional athlete' - the newest Irish face in the AFLW
Multi-sport Mayo star Rachel Kearns is one of 14 Irish players involved this season.
All time
# Talent
'This is a small crowd for Pat, he's played in Croke Park in front of 50,000!'
Munster academy boss Ian Costello was proud of the young players’ impact in Coventry.
# Talent
The trailblazing Irish athlete who's just become a world champion
Bray’s Amy Wall has taken the kickboxing world by storm.
# Talent
The Irish teen living the American dream
Éabha O’Mahony on her big decision to move to the US.
# Talent
'He's exceptionally quick' - Ireland wary of Man United youngster's threat ahead of Sweden showdown
Anthony Elanga has six goals from six matches in the campaign thus far.
# Talent
Shamrock Rovers' matchwinner would 'certainly not' look out of place in Ireland squad
Danny Mandroiu scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season on Friday.
# Star
'Rachel is a unique talent. That's her stage, that's where she wants to be'
Multi-talented athlete Kearns hit 1-5 and was a shining light for Mayo in their semi-final loss to Dublin.
# Talent
'Like a new signing' - The ex-Man City youngster starting to thrive in Irish football
Will Patching was on target as Dundalk comfortably overcame Newtown last night.
# Potential
Ireland's Dorothy Wall planning to juggle 7s and 15s commitments
The Tipperary woman has become a starter for Adam Griggs’ 15s team.
# Talent
'He's a throwback' - The former Celtic youngster making a big impact in Ireland
Liam Burt has impressed since joining Bohemians.
# player profile
'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'
19-year-old Ballinasloe RFC product Beibhinn Parsons is a rising star of Irish rugby.
# Irish Abroad
Ireland U18 international Karl Martin signs for Top 14 club Montpellier
The Drogheda man will pursue a professional career in France.
# Talent
Ulster's exciting all-Irish team to give a glimpse of the future
Dan McFarland has picked a promising young side for tonight’s clash with Zebre.
# Irish Abroad
Irish back row prospect Hickey set to sign for the Ospreys in Wales
The 19-year-old captained the Leinster at U19s and has played for the province’s A team.
# Be Yourself
'My dad gave me a good piece of advice at Christmas. He said, 'Just play like a kid.''
Beibhinn Parsons has been named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s Player of The Year.
# academy
'We’ve all been jealous of Leinster for that' - Ulster aim to keep closing gap
The northern province’s young guns showed their quality again last Friday night.
# Talent
Johnston kicks 17 points as Ulster A notch impressive win over Leinster
Aaron Sexton scored two tries from fullback, while captain David McCann was superb for Ulster.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.
# Prospect
20-year-old McIlroy one of the big winners of the inter-pro series
The Ulster wing has shown his promise in three starts over recent weekends.
# Talent
Message from Ireland camp clear: prove your point in European games first
Many supporters were hoping to see 21-year-old halfbacks Craig Casey and Harry Byrne called up.
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20-year-old wing Ethan McIlroy gets first Ulster start for visit to Zebre
The academy back has impressed off the bench in recent weeks.
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Exciting 21-year-old Ulster centre Stewart Moore continues upward trajectory
The Ballymoney man starts at 12 again as Dan McFarland’s men take on the Ospreys.
# hotshot
'He was a devastating ball-carrier and having played in the backs, had good skills'
Ulster’s Dan Soper was instrumental in David McCann making the move from centre to the back row.
# Talent
'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'
Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.