When it comes to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Irish interest, Nathan Collins has dominated the headlines since his big money move in the summer.
Connor Ronan's situation has also been one to watch having not been loaned out for the first half of this season.
But on Saturday, Ireland U21 international Joe Hodge made a notable debut for the Premier League side against Chelsea.
The 20-year-old former Manchester City academy product, who also had a loan spell at Derry City cut short by injury last year, came on as a half-time substitute at Stamford Bridge during Wolves' eventual 3-0 defeat, replacing Goncalo Guedes.
His 45-minute cameo was enough to impress The Guardian who noted that the Mancheser-born midfielder "looks like a player to whom Wolves's next manager – expected by most to be Julen Lopetegui – should give more minutes in the coming weeks and months".
Ex-UCD, Sheffield Wednesday and Shamrock Rovers midfielder Paul Corry was on hand to watch Hodge's English top flight debut in west London and he relayed his findings back to this week's RTÉ Soccer Podcast.
Listen to the full discussion on this week's podcast:
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"I thought when he came on the other day, he did really, really well," he said.
"Ruben Neves is out injured at this moment in time so it's actually presented an opportunity for him to come in and he did himself justice.
"He held his own really well against a strong Chelsea midfield and he brought a bit of intensity and forward thinking to their play.
"It bodes well for him and for a young player to step into a game like that at Stamford Bridge when you're 1-0 down, it's not easy to get yourself on the ball.
"But he didn't shy away from it. He played alongside Joao Moutinho and did really well.
"(He) kept the ball, kept the ball moving and got himself into some good positions in the final third and offered a bit of a threat to the Chelsea team.
"So it will be interesting to see. I know the guys (Wolves) have in temporary charge there have been involved with the U18s and the U23s so maybe they've had more face time with him than Bruno Lage did in previous weeks and have seen enough to throw him in there.
"Whether or not he plays in the coming weeks will be interesting but he certainly didn't do his name or CV any wrong there on the weekend."
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