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Last month
October 2023
'History doesn’t scare this team' - Scotland determined to end losing run against Ireland
Scotland have lost their last eight games against Ireland, but are hoping to end that run in Paris tomorrow.
'We believe we can turn over Ireland... a lot of the pressure will be on them'
Gregor Townsend and his players won’t be short of motivation this weekend.
This year
Everyone's talking about the Boks but Ireland back their own weapons
Andy Farrell has real faith in his settled, cohesive matchday 23 for tomorrow’s battle in Paris.
'This is my level' - Gavin Bazunu insists he is Premier League quality
Southampton suffered relegation to the Championship and the Ireland goalkeeper came in for criticism before being dropped for the final six games.
'Munster isn't there to beat Leinster... Munster is there to win championships'
Jean Kleyn doesn’t blame the Stormers for being excited to host Munster in Saturday’s URC final. He’s just focused on spoiling the party.
Last year
Anthony Martial ready to push Manchester United up the table
They reached the World Cup break with a three-point gap to make up on the top four.
'When faced with a challenge you can't take it personally. You have to use it as a positive'
Less than a year ago, Claire O’Riordan was sitting in a wheelchair after surgery on an ankle injury, now she’s a key part of Ireland’s World Cup qualifying hopes.
England can win the World Cup in Qatar - Pickford
The 28-year-old heads into the upcoming international break on the back of helping to keep Everton in the Premier League.
Handshake snub a glimpse into the fallout between former double act
“From a player’s point of view there would be no animosity,” O’Donnell said after the 0-0 draw between St Patrick’s Athletic and Dundalk.
'They’re human at the end of the day; they’re not superior humans'
Ireland take on France tomorrow filled with belief they can pull off an upset.
'Even the start of this season, I'd be going into games thinking 'what if I'm not good enough?'
In-form Ulster centre James Hume says he is finally beginning to play with more self-belief.
'My goal is to play in the World Cup. My heart is not an obstacle' - Eriksen
The Denmark star wants to play for his country again after suffering a cardiac arrest during the Euros.
All time
'We belong here, I don’t think it's a bridge too far for us'
Connacht head coach Andy Friend believes his squad are in a good place ahead of a new Champions Cup campaign.
Ireland reap benefits from trusting 'the process'
Jim Crawford praised his side’s resilience after their late win over Sweden.
Quins seal stunning Premiership title after sensational final win over Exeter
Jerry Flannery is a key part of the Quins’ coaching team.
'The one thing we really take out of it is that we've got the game plan and the skill'
Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham feels the Pro14 final was “fairly evenly matched.”
'I’m pretty sure no one wants to play us' - Chelsea a team to be feared in Champions League, says Tuchel
‘They play with a special bond and performances and results like this give you a certain edge and glue to achieve special things.’
Troy Parrott confident of more to come after scoring first professional goal
The Irish striker found the net at senior level for the first time on Saturday.
'His ability to see space and put the ball there is probably the best I've seen'
Jack Carty will be hoping to catch Andy Farrell’s eye when Connacht host Cardiff Blues this weekend.
Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills
Keegan was a key figure in the transformation of Irish boxing.
'We’ve beaten Dublin before and have no fear of them' - Orchard eye another Gaelic games upset
Armagh face the three-in-a-row All-Ireland champions in today’s semi-final – and the underdog tag suits them just fine.
'We have what it takes to turn England over and put them to the sword'
Despite losing yet again to England, Iain Henderson believes Ireland can end that run at the Aviva in next year’s Six Nations.
'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'
CJ Stander believes Ireland have ‘turned a corner’ despite their defeat in Paris.
Ireland aim to complete Italian job and get third home win of the season
Adam Griggs’ side are on a revenge mission after losing 29-27 to Italy last year.
'I can help this club into the Premier League,' says Sean Maguire after signing new Preston deal
The Irish international has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension.
Guardiola feels Premier League should be suspended if coronavirus chaos continues
As a growing number of football matches are scheduled to take place without fans, the Man City boss has suggested suspending the season.
Ireland 'starting to buy into how good we could potentially be' just in time for England showdown
Adam Griggs’ side sit top of the Women’s Six Nations table after yesterday’s bonus-point win over Wales.
'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland
The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.
'Sterling has an unshakable faith in God and in the fact that his own talent is God-given'
An extract from a new book explains how Pep Guardiola transformed the winger into a world-class star.
'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus explains how his team embraced any pressure at the World Cup.
Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'
The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.
'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland
Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.
Schmidt 'incredibly positive' for Ireland as he hopes for better refereeing
The Ireland boss has handed Johnny Sexton the ‘deserved honour’ of captaining the team.
'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland
The Japanese squad have done their homework on Joe Schmidt’s squad.
Italy building on Treviso efforts to 'break the chains' of old order
Dean Budd was part of the Benetton side who pushed Munster close at the business end of the Pro14 campaign.
Munster underdogs again but feel they're 'a different animal' for Saracens clash
The southern province feel they have moved forward over the past two seasons.
Ireland can 'absolutely' still win the Six Nations - Peter O'Mahony
The vice-captain is not getting carried away after one defeat.
Fearless Jordan Larmour lifts off with scintillating Chicago hat-trick
The 21-year-old says no one in the Ireland squad fears the All Blacks.
'The turning point': Ex-Ireland rugby international played a key role in World Cup success
Gary Longwell’s work with the women’s hockey team as a performance coach has been widely praised.
Sane: Man City getting closer to winning Champions League
22-year-old Sane says winning the European crown is Man City’s main target this season.