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McClenaghan & Connolly Among Nominees For Young Sportsperson 2019

Rhys McClenaghan

World bronze medallist Rhys McClenaghan has once again been shortlisted for the RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year award. McClenaghan collected the gong in 2018 having won gold on the pommel horse at the European Championships and 2019 brought more success for the Down man as he became the first Irish gymnast to medal at the World Championships, claiming a …

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FAI Confirm Aaron Connolly Will Miss Doubleheader Through Injury

Brighton striker Aaron Connolly has been ruled out of Ireland’s upcoming Aviva doubleheader against New Zealand and Denmark with a groin injury. Connolly came off injured during half-time of his side’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at the weekend with manager Graham Potter outlining that he was “feeling his thigh a little.” The FAI confirmed the news on Monday after …

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Aaron Connolly An Injury Doubt For Ireland’s Upcoming Games

Aaron Connolly has emerged as an injury doubt for the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming games. Ireland play New Zealand in a friendly on Thursday before facing Denmark in a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier on November 18, a game they must win to qualify for the tournament next summer. Both games will be at the Aviva Stadium and Mick McCarthy could …

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“He’s Had Quite A Couple Of Weeks, We Have To Look After Him”

Brighton manager Graham Potter has warned that the club must protect Aaron Connolly following a whirlwind couple of weeks for the 19-year-old striker. Connolly bagged a brace on his first Premier League start against Tottenham two weeks ago which earned him a call-up to the Irish senior squad. The Galway native came on as a substitute against Georgia before making …

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“The More People Clamour For Him To Start, The More Stubborn Mick Will Become And Won’t Play Him”

Kevin Doyle has predicted that Aaron Connolly will not start for the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday against Switzerland, despite the forward’s impressive cameo against Georgia. Connolly was the only positive to come from a truly terrible game of football on Saturday afternoon. Ireland played out a goalless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi and their chances of qualifying for Euro …

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Conor Hourihane Full Of Praise For “Nuisance” Aaron Connolly

Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane was full of praise for Brighton striker Aaron Connolly after his recent promotion to the senior side following his impressive start to life in the Premier League. Connolly was handed his first Premier League start against Tottenham last weekend and became the first Irish teenager to score a brace in the top flight since Robbie Keane …

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Mick McCarthy Pinpoints What He Admires About Aaron Connolly’s Game

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has expanded on why he called 19-year-old Brighton striker Aaron Connolly into his squad, outlining what he admires about the Galway native’s game. Connolly was initially not included in the 24-man squad selected by McCarthy last week but was called up thanks in part to an injury to Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis in addition to his sensational …

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Match Of The Day Pundits Full Of Praise For Aaron Connolly’s Performance Against Spurs

Aaron Connolly

Aaron Connolly received praise from the Match of the Day pundits for his performance on Saturday afternoon. The 19-year-old forward from Galway scored twice in Brighton and Hove Albion’s 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Connolly, on his first start in the Premier League, became the first Irish teenager since Robbie Keane in 1999 to score a brace in the English …

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Aaron Connolly Promoted To Senior Ireland Squad After Scoring Twice Against Spurs

Aaron Connolly has been called up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad. On Tuesday, Mick McCarthy said that Connolly was behind James Collins, David McGoldrick, James McClean, Callum Robinson and Sean Maguire in the pecking order for the national team. He also said the upcoming qualifiers against Georgia and Switzerland were not games for debutants. However, Connolly scored twice …

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McCarthy Impressed By 21s But Won’t Call Them Up For Qualifiers

Mick McCarthy has said that he was impressed by Stephen Kenny’s Irish Under-21s side in their win over Armenia. However, he explained that he is unlikely to call any of them up for the three remaining Euro 2020 qualifiers. Kenny’s men looked sharp in Tallaght Stadium on Friday night as Tottenham striker Troy Parrott’s goal helped them comfortably see off Armenia …

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Troy Parrott Scores First Goal For Ireland Under 21s, Finishing Off Brilliant Team Move

Troy Parrott scored his first goal for the Republic of Ireland under-21 team on Friday night. The 17-year-old Tottenham Hotspur forward, making his first appearance for Stephen Kenny’s side, slotted home after half an hour against Armenia in Tallaght Stadium. The goal was fully warranted following a first-half performance that saw Ireland dominate their opponents in the Under-21 European Championship …

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Aaron Connolly Opens Up On Fulfilling Childhood Dream With PL Debut

On Saturday, 19-year-old Irish striker Aaron Connolly made his Premier League debut when he came off the bench in his side’s 4-0 defeat to Manchester City. Connolly came on as a second-half substitute for Neal Maupay and looked lively in his cameo despite the Seagulls falling to Pep Guardiola’s men. His Premier League debut marks an excellent week for Connolly …

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