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# Prospect

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2022
# Depth
'I think he should move to Munster' - Leinster hooker McKee shines
Bernard Jackman gave his views on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
# Prospect
19-year-old James Culhane impresses in Emerging Ireland back row
The Leinster academy man scored two tries in a narrow Irish victory over the Pumas.
# Potential
19-year-old sensation Arundell called up to England squad by Jones
The London Irish fullback recently scored a wonder try against Toulon.
# Prospect
'The support we get from our family - it's unbelievable - you just want to make them proud'
Middleweight Jake Tucker is the latest prospect to step off the boxing conveyor belt with the 20-year-old aiming for glory at both this year’s Commonwealth Games and the Paris Olympics.
# lock
Ireland boss Farrell impressed by 'outstanding' 20-year-old Joe McCarthy
The Leinster academy second row left a positive impression in Ireland camp.
# World Series
6ft 6ins wing Tamilore Awonusi included in Ireland 7s squad for Malaga
The former Kilkenny College student has been playing in the US and Canada.
All time
# Prospect
Dublin heavyweight Carty earns stoppage win on Matchroom undercard in London
The Dillian Whyte-managed, Paschal Collins-trained prospect moves to 2-0(1KO) after seizing an appealing opportunity in London.
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Talented Cork man Crowley gets Munster out-half audition against Ospreys
Ronan O’Gara tried to bring the Cork Con playmaker to La Rochelle.
# Prospect
Liverpool full-back Bradley's display offers positive despite Northern Ireland's miserable week
‘Tackles aren’t all I can do and it was good to show the fans the other stuff I can do,’ said the 18-year-old.
# Potential
Prolific try-scorer Penny set to resume superb season against Munster
The 21-year-old flanker is aiming to improve his defensive chat and breakdown skills.
# Prospect
Irish teenager 'over the moon' with man-of-the-match display in full Championship debut
Andrew Omobamidele made his first start for Norwich City in their 1-1 draw with Preston North End.
# Irish Abroad
Ireland U18 international Karl Martin signs for Top 14 club Montpellier
The Drogheda man will pursue a professional career in France.
# Prospect
Establishment of a Lions team an 'exciting' possibility for women's rugby
A study is in motion to see if the project is feasible, with findings expected by the end of 2021.
# Prospect
'He will be there for a long time' - Munster proud of Casey's Ireland call-up
The 21-year-old Limerick man is part of the Six Nations squad.
# 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.
# Prospect
Connacht's 21-year-old scrum-half Colm Reilly impresses in Italy
Head coach Andy Friend is pleased to see some young players coming through.
# Prospect
'Would you not just hand him a start? How deep an end is it in a Pro14 fixture?'
This week’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra saw the lads discussing the potential of Ben Healy.
# Prospect
Ben Healy wins National Championships in Limerick
The 20-year-old finished ahead of Nicholas Roche to secure national honours after a stunning display.
# On the rise
'People have seen glimpses of his athletic ability' - Baird backed by Leinster
Leinster boss Leo Cullen also outlined the thinking behind picking Caelan Doris at blindside flanker.
# Talent
Ireland U19 midfielder Joe Hodge named Man City's Scholar of the Year
The 17-year-old scored a superb goal on his Republic of Ireland U19 debut last summer.
# Prospect
Leaving ego at the door has aided the progress of young Irish striker JJ Kayode
The 20-year-old furthered his footballing education by getting a taste of life in the lower leagues.
# Prospect
Hagi seals permanent switch to Rangers from Genk
‘There was interest from other clubs, but my priority was always to return to Glasgow and play for Rangers,’ said the Romanian youngster.
# Prospect
21-year-old wing Kernohan set for Championship move after leaving Ulster
The former Ireland U20 flyer is close to finalising a deal with Ealing Trailfinders.
# hotshot
The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Dorothy Wall
The Tipperary woman made an impressive impact for Ireland during the Six Nations.
# hotshot
The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Jack O'Sullivan
The 21-year-old number eight returned from a long-term knee injury at the start of this season.
# hotshot
The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Ryan Baird
The 20-year-old Leinster second row possesses remarkable athleticism.
# Talent
20-year-old Ryan Baird links up with Ireland's Six Nations squad
Andy Farrell has named a 35-man training squad, with Will Addison missing.
# Prospect
Irish Elite champion Harty, 19, turns professional with Frank Warren
Rathkeale Boxing Club’s Jason Harty won national Intermediate and Elite titles late last year, and joins his brother-in-law in the pro ranks.
# bright spark
20-year-old Craig Casey's energy an exciting prospect for Munster
The Shannon scrum-half showed his potential in a cameo off the bench at Thomond Park yesterday.
# Prospect
Investigation launched after shots fired at house in Limerick city
The attack happened in the south of the city last night.
# Prospect
Impressive full Munster debut for the 'small man with a massive heart'
In his first Munster start, Craig Casey helped the province to a Guinness Pro14 win over Connacht.
# Rising High
Kelleher pushing into Ireland picture with strong start to Leinster season
The 21-year-old has shown his potential in the Champions Cup over the past fortnight.
# Prospect
West Ham win race to sign Ireland U17 striker who scored 35 goals for Man United last season
The Hammers have completed a move for highly-rated forward Ademipo Odubeko.
# Prospect
'Not at all' - Playing Aaron Connolly in Georgia not a gamble, says Mick McCarthy
Shane Duffy and David McGoldrick will be given every chance to prove their fitness for this week’s double-header, meanwhile.
# Aaron Connolly
19-year-old Brighton star expected to stay with U21s but senior Ireland call-up 'a possibility'
Aaron Connolly has recently played against Man City, Burnley, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Chelsea.
# Prospect
Highly rated Ireland U21 defender handed West Brom debut
Dara O’Shea is among a number of young Irish players in action in the EFL Cup this evening.
# Prospect
'He is highly sought after' - Praise for Bohs' 14-year-old after impressive Chelsea cameo
Liverpool are among those understood to be scouting Evan Ferguson, who impressed in last night’s 1-1 draw against Frank Lampard’s side.
# Prospect
'With football, there are no guarantees' - Jamie Lennon on his studies, the future, and working with Stephen Kenny
The Pat’s midielder talks to The42 ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Dundalk.
# opportunity knocks
Irish rider Eddie Dunbar named in Team Ineos squad for Giro D'Italia
‘Given his recent performances, it is well deserved,’ team principal Dave Brailsford said of the 22-year-old’s inclusion.
# Prospect
Bayer Leverkusen star curbs talk of potential €25 million Liverpool move
Julian Brandt has been linked with summer switches to England and Italy, but he is tied to a contract with his current club in Germany.