# teenage dreams

This year
In a world of self-promotion, Evan Ferguson lets his football do the talking
A dazzling display saw the Irish teenager hit a hat-trick against Newcastle at the weekend.
'The future of Udinese' - Irish teenager earns praise after full Serie A debut
James Abankwah made his first start against Juventus on Sunday.
14-year-old makes snooker history
Vladislav Gradinari went from a country with just ‘three or four’ snooker tables to becoming the youngest player to win a televised match.
Last year
18-year-old Liverpool youngster hailed after scoring first senior goal
17-year-old Ben Doak also made his first Premier League appearance.
13-year-old Christopher Atherton breaks Eamonn Collins' record as youngest senior footballer
The teenager provided an assist with his first touch for Glenavon last night.
'Best in world' Alcaraz is heir to idol Nadal
‘I would say this is the best week of my life,’ the Spaniard said.
When Ireland's greatest goalscorer first lit up the Premier League
A look back at the time Robbie Keane became the most expensive teenager in British football history.
17-year-old Irish striker makes Premier League debut
Evan Ferguson came off the bench during Brighton’s defeat by Burnley.
All time
The 19-year-old who lit up the Aviva
Andrew Omobamidele made his full debut in Ireland’s draw with Serbia.
‘More to come’ from Tottenham's 16-year-old record-breaker
Alfie Devine scored in the FA Cup win over Marine.
Irish striker Adam Idah commits his future to Norwich City
‘Since I’ve come here, I’ve loved every moment of it,’ the Cork star said after signing a new deal.
The 17-year-old in line to face Liverpool just a fortnight after receiving his Leaving Cert results
Sean Roughan is making a big impression at Lincoln City.
17-year-old makes history in Spain win
Ansu Fati became the youngest goalscorer in the history of the national team.
Power to make Mexican ring return as part of post-Leaving Cert US venture
The 18-year-old has been training in California ahead of a fifth professional contest.
The 17-year-old Irish starlet set for America
It’s been a whirlwind few months for Blessing Kingsley, topped off by FAI Cup glory last Sunday.
McCarthy rules out McGoldrick and says Connolly is 'ready to start' against Switzerland
David McGoldrick will miss out on Tuesday night.
Collins tipped for 'wonderful career' after becoming Stoke City's youngest captain
Another big step forward for the 18-year-old Irish defender.
Dream continues for 15-year-old Gauff after epic Wimbledon comeback
The teenage star overcame Polona Hercog today.
Venus Williams stunned by 15-year-old Gauff at Wimbledon
Williams had won four Grand Slam titles before the American teenager was born.
17-year-old American stuns defending champion Halep at Roland Garros
Amanda Anisimova is through to the French Open semi-finals.
16-year-old Fulham player makes Premier League history
Harvey Elliott has become the youngest player to grace the English top-flight.
Late drama as Ireland's Group A rivals open U17 Euros at Tolka Park
A stoppage-time equaliser from Thibo Baeten earned Belgium a draw against Czech Republic.
Highly promising 15-year-old midfielder signs professional contract at Celtic
Karamoko Dembele’s rise has seen him linked with Chelsea and Manchester City.
18-year-old swimming prodigy Mona McSharry breaks three Irish records within the space of 24 hours
There was joy elsewhere at the event for Bangor swimmer Jack McMillan.
Irish teenager Michael Obafemi handed full Premier League debut against Man United
The 18-year-old Dublin-born attacker has previously appeared four times off the bench.
Born in 2003, Fulham winger becomes League Cup's youngest-ever player
Remember the name: Harvey Elliott.
16-year-old Turner claims silver for Ireland at European Championships
It follows on from Ellen Keane’s bronze in the 200m Individual Medley final last night.
Monaghan's Aaron McKenna weighs in for 4th pro bout at Sugar Ray Leonard fight night
The 18-year-old former European Schoolboys champion and Euro Youth silver medalist fights in front of an icon tomorrow night.
Inspired by McIlroy, Antrim-born golf prodigy set for European Tour debut
15-year-old Tom McKibbin will compete at the inaugural Shot Clock Masters at Diamond Country Club in Austria next month.
The Trinity student who’s a world champion in taekwondo
Ellen Ince chats to The42 about the tough task of balancing life as an elite athlete in her sport with college work.
16-year-old Noelle Lenihan battles through injury to win Paralympic bronze
Another stellar day for Ireland in Rio as two medals are added to the total.
From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream
Dubliner Orla Comerford is preparing to represent Ireland in the Paralympics. This is her story.
Officials admit repainting of John Peel mural, amid outrage from music fans
The whitewash of the Belfast street art was carried out as part of a regeneration scheme.