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# highly rated

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2022
# hot prospect
Man City agree deal for highly rated Anderlecht defender
Sergio Gomez is now due to discuss personal terms over a move to the Premier League champions.
# talented youngster
Liverpool finally complete signing of 19-year-old Fulham forward Fabio Carvalho
The teenager, who is a Portugal U21 international, nearly joined the Reds last January.
All time
# talented prospect
Burnley agree €14m fee for Ireland U21 defender Collins - reports
The 20-year-old centre-half has made 47 appearances for Stoke City since his debut in 2019.
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Milan sign rising Italian star dubbed 'the new Pirlo'
20-year-old midfielder Sandro Tonali arrives from Brescia, initially on loan.
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Ireland U21 star Ronan leaves Slovakian side to join Blackpool on loan
A key member of Stephen Kenny’s team, the playmaker has been farmed out again by parent club Wolves.
# Potential
Man United sign highly-rated Monaco teenager
16-year-old Hannibal Mejbri is on his way to Old Trafford.
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16-year-old Barca wonderkid turns down new deal to switch to PSG
Dutch midfielder Xavi Simons has been with the Catalan club’s academy since 2010.
# Making the step up
'He has only recently turned 17, so it is a step up. But we think he's ready for it'
Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny has backed striker Troy Parrott to succeed for the national team.
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Celtic secure deal to take exciting Man City midfielder on two-year loan
The 19-year-old Australian only signed for the Premier League champions after impressing at this summer’s World Cup.
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Man City sign Australian wonderkid but he's expected to head straight to Celtic
The 2018 World Cup’s youngest player and the A-League’s Young Player of the Year, Daniel Arzani, has joined the Premier League champions.
# big future
'A team like Munster coming in for me, I was a bit star-struck really'
Welsh-born James McCarthy was recruited by the Munster academy of the start of the season and has made a big impression already for Ireland U20s.
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Patrick Kluivert tells son to 'follow his heart' amid Man United links
Justin Kluivert is the subject of interest from United, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
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Blow for Offaly as experienced goalkeeper opts out for 2018
James Dempsey won’t be involved with Offaly next year.
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Manchester United hand Champions League debut to 20-year-old midfielder
Scott McTominay has featured a few times this season but tonight represented another significant moment in his burgeoning career.
# julian nagelsmann
The 30-year-old coach being tipped to take charge at Bayern distances himself from role
Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann is refusing to be drawn on rumours linking him to the Bundesliga champions’ vacant job.
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Roma agree to pay club-record fee to snap up Czech striker who saw Juve move fall through
Patrik Schick’s transfer was announced with a bizarre video from the Serie A club.
# Signing
Cork City announce signing of highly-rated local defender
John Caulfield makes preparations as Kevin O’Connor and Ryan Delaney could depart Turners Cross this season.
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Your crash course in... Ireland's mortgage-rate problem
These are the key points you need to know about the latest attempts to force the banks into action.
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Connacht head coach Lam coy on link to vacant position at Bath
The Premiership club sacked Mike Ford on Monday and Lam is believed to be ‘a strong contender’.
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20-year-old Ringrose to make Leinster debut in Cardiff's visit to RDS
Ross Molony gets his first start in the second row for Leo Cullen’s side.
# Crystal Ball
Lions and All Blacks jobs loom behind 2017 expiry of Schmidt's contract
What’s next in line for the Ireland head coach?
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Ireland are back up to third in the world after beating England
Joe Schmidt’s men have moved above the English thanks to their commanding victory.
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Ulster head coach position would be 'massive' honour, says Neil Doak
The former scrum-half has been behind much of the province’s best form in recent seasons.
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Over 40 hours after McGregor's Vegas KO, 317,400 tuned in to watch on free-to-air
Worth the wait?
# Thumbs up
Two out of three ain't bad: another ratings agency gives Ireland an A
The move should spark even more interest in our government debt.