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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Debut

This year
# Interview
The Scottish-born winger who caught the eye on his Ireland debut
Mikey Johnston enjoyed a memorable first appearance against Latvia.
# starting out
Matt Doherty makes La Liga bow for Atletico, Ebosele handed full Serie A debut
The 20-year-old Ebosele joined at the beginning of the season after his contract elapsed at Derby.
# hot prospect
Praise for Irish teenager after making Celtic debut
Bosun Lawal made another significant step in his development on Saturday.
Last year
# Debut
'I don’t want to make it a one-cap thing, I want to keep driving on'
Jeremy Loughman reflects on a week to remember after winning his first Test cap for Ireland.
# Flying the flag
Meath and Cork stars confirmed for AFLW debuts on Saturday
Vikki Wall and Erika O’Shea will both feature for North Melbourne.
# New Signings
Southampton hand Gavin Bazunu Premier League debut, Nathan Collins starts for Wolves
Bazunu starts in goal as the Saints take on Tottenham Hotspur in London.
# first impression
Nunez's impact hailed by Klopp after eye-catching debut
The Uruguay striker played a key role as Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 in Leicester.
# Debut
Stephen Kenny's son in line for second Northern Ireland start after debut against Manchester United
The Dundalk player qualifies having been born in Derry while his father was manager of the Candystripes.
# first cap
Max Spring handed his France debut in second Test against Japan
Fabien Galthié’s team is otherwise unchanged for the clash in Tokyo.
# hot prospect
Man City teenager surprised to make Northern Ireland debut
Shea Charles provided one of the high points of an often flat night at Windsor Park.
# Debut
'I’d say it’ll hit me in a few more weeks how amazing it was'
Ireland fullback Molly Scuffil-McCabe first took up the game at the encouragement of an Irish rugby legend.
# Debut Day
'It's something you dream of when you first start playing' - from rugby roots to Ireland's call
Aoibheann Reilly will make her Ireland 15s debut this weekend.
# Dream Debut
'It shows he's a baller. He likes to rove and make things happen'
Mack Hansen’s performance against Wales drew praise on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
# opener
Ireland set to name settled team with Hansen in the mix for possible debut
Andy Farrell will tomorrow confirm big calls in the midfield and back three.
# The Return
'I missed the Premier League,' says Coutinho, after unforgettable debut
The Brazilian latched onto Jacob Ramsey’s low cross with a cool finish from close-range to cap Villa’s fightback.
All time
# highly anticipated
Duane Vermeulen could make his Ulster debut away to Clermont this weekend
The World Cup-winning Springbok ‘remains well’ following a period of self-isolation due to Covid-19.
# hot prospect
Ireland U21 international Noss makes Bundesliga debut
The midfielder came off the bench in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 4-0 win over Furth.
# Debut
'My brother literally flew in from France on the morning of the game'
Maeve Óg O’Leary was impressive on her first cap for Ireland on Friday night.
# Relief
18-year-old starlet inspires Barcelona to win
Ansu Fati came to the rescue again for Ronald Koeman’s side.
# southampton to sligo
'It's been a long time coming, I'm over the moon' - Dream debut for Ireland's newest star Lucy Quinn
The English-born attacker made her impact felt immediately, after a lengthy process to confirm her eligibility.
# Influence
Lionel Messi brought 'calmness' to PSG on debut
The Argentina international’s arrival was greeted with enthusiastic cheers from the 6,000 travelling fans.
# Impact
Dream debut for Hendrikse as South Africa beat Argentina
The scrum-half dived over in the corner to secure the third try in Gqeberha that left the Springboks level with New Zealand on five points at the top of the table.
# Local Lad
'It's been a long time coming' - McCarthy buzzing to finally be back at boyhood club Celtic
The Glasgow-born Ireland midfielder, who had a brief spell with the Hoops as a teenager, is ready to make his debut this weekend.
# Team news
Tierney-Martin set for Connacht debut off the bench tomorrow night
Andy Friend has rejigged his team for the visit to Scarlets.
# Irish Abroad
23-year-old Birr man Regan makes Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders
The Crusaders came out on top in the Super Rugby Aotearoa opener in Dunedin.
# Irish Abroad
'It was great to see an Irish international playing Super Rugby'
34-year-old Rob Kearney impressed for the Force in their defeat to the Brumbies.
# Boost
Irish international marks full debut with superb goal in Preston victory
Greg Cunningham was making his first start since re-joining the club.
# Debut
Rob Kearney makes first Western Force appearance ahead of new Super Rugby AU season
Irish rugby’s most decorated player signed for the Force in September and made to move to Australia just after Christmas.
# Debut
O'Sullivan 'extremely proud' after road to Ulster leads on to first Ireland cap
The 25-year-old prop came off the bench in the win over Scotland.
# first cap
'It's massively deserved' - Ulster man O'Sullivan set for Ireland debut against Scots
The 25-year-old prop has been included on the bench for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash.
# Ready to go
Ireland U21 and Liverpool goalkeeper handed Champions League debut
Regular number one Alisson misses out as a precaution due to a tight leg muscle, paving the way for Caoimhín Kelleher to make a surprise start.
# step up
'I reckon I've got a target on my back!' - Lowe loves first taste of Test rugby
The Leinster wing got stuck in against Wales and is now targeting a win in Twickenham.
# Team news
Keenan and Connors handed debuts as Stockdale moves to 15 for Ireland
Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park are set for their first caps off the bench against Italy.
# Comeback
Beauden Barrett to make Blues debut at 15 as Savea returns for Hurricanes
The two-time World Rugby player of the year hasn’t played since the World Cup.
# Irish Abroad
20-year-old Louth native Michael McDonald makes Super Rugby debut
The 20-year-old scrum-half was a key player for the Australia U20s last year.
# Rising Star
'This is a different ball game': Ex-Meath captain making her presence felt on international rugby stage
Leinster 20-year-old Judy Bobbett made her Six Nations debut in the Ireland second row on Sunday.
# fresh face
'We think he'll add a dimension to us, especially in attack off the bench'
Max Deegan is set for his Ireland debut against Wales on Saturday.
# standing out
'He’s exactly the type of player that we wanted' - Bilic praises Irish international's impact
Callum Robinson enjoyed an eye-catching debut for West Brom.
# Team news
England hand fullback Furbank a debut in Paris as Curry moves to number eight
Bath prop Will Stuart is also set for his first cap off the bench at Stade de France.
# Debut
Mourinho blames 'fatigue and emotions' for late West Ham fightback
Late goals from Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna ensured endured a nervy finale on his first game in charge of Tottenham.