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# Emotional

Last year
Tommy Walsh: 'One of the best days of my career'
The veteran savours Munster Club Championship glory with Kerins O’Rahillys having missed the 2009 final after moving to Australia.
'To go from crying all day to start in a World Cup game was extremely tough' - Williams
The Nottingham Forest full-back was told his grandfather had died less than 24 hours before Wales’ opening game.
'My most difficult moment' – Cristiano Ronaldo opens up on death of newborn son
The Man United star discussed the tragedy in the latest clip released from his interview with Piers Morgan.
'My grandads passed away during lockdown. I hope they're looking down and are proud of me'
Anguish amid the glory for Shelbourne’s Shauna Fox as defender celebrates historic league and FAI Cup double.
Pique gives tearful Barcelona speech, insisting he'll be back
The 35-year-old centre-back has won 30 trophies with the club
Emotional Tiger Woods admits he has probably played final Open at St Andrews
The former champion has missed the cut for just the fourth time in his career.
Britain's Boulter dedicates shock win at Wimbledon to late grandmother
She secured a stunning upset against 2021 finalist Karolina Pliskova.
Guardiola moved to tears for his 'legends' while Zinchenko dedicates title to Ukraine
‘It means everything for me, honestly. I want to die for these people, for all this support. What people gave me, what they have done for me during this toughest period in my life.”
Tearful Shevchenko pleads with Italy to 'open hearts' to Ukraine
The former Ukraine striker is a hero to fans of AC Milan after scoring over 170 goals for the Serie A club.
8 months on from cardiac arrest, Christian Eriksen makes Premier League return
The 30-year-old former Tottenham and Inter Milan player collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland in June.
All time
Johnny Ward: The tears that Gordon Elliott fought trumped the rest
‘For the whole team, we have had a rough year and we are back,’ he said.
'It's hard when you're really close and it's snatched away from you' - Natalya Coyle
The 30-year-old is proud of her achievements at three Olympic Games, but admits it’s not the way she would’ve chosen to end the journey.
'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics
Walsh drafted Walker into Ireland’s High Performance Unit as a 17-year-old in 2012, but trained Duke Ragan to victory over the Irishman in Tokyo.
Serena Williams walks out in tears after semi-final defeat
The veteran American’s quest to reach a ninth Australian Open final and match Court’s 24 major singles titles ended in a 6-3, 6-4 semi-final mauling.
Support for ‘incredible human’ Sol Bamba after cancer diagnosis
The Ivory Coast defender – 36 on Wednesday – has started chemotherapy.
'Sorry, I don't mean to be a cry baby' - Bennett's emotional interview after Tour de France stage win
There were teary eyes as the Irish rider got to grips with his historic achievement.
Former Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook explains why he has left Wigan
Cook was in charge for three years and led the Latics to the League One title in 2017-18 before this season ended in farce.
Novak Djokovic breaks down in tears at Belgrade event
The 33-year-old failed to make the final in the first leg of his Balkans charity tennis tournament.
Wuhan football team make an emotional return to virus ground zero
The local Chinese Super League side had spent more than three months away from their families
Iran international moved to tears after first-ever Premier League goal in Brighton win
Alireza Jahanbakhsh found the target in the hosts’ victory over Bournemouth.
'I'd love for her to be here' - Stephen Bradley pays tribute to late mother after Shamrock Rovers' cup win
The Hoops manager helped his side win the trophy for the first time since 1987.
'We're a team of guys who aren't superstars' - Japan bow out with pride
Jamie Joseph’s team have won over neutrals from around the rugby world.
'We're grateful for the opportunity to inspire Japan and we showed that'
Japan aren’t finished in this World Cup yet after setting up a quarter-final with the Springboks.
'I am an emotional wreck. I cry watching Dirty Dancing now': Neville says England have changed him
Managing England at the Women’s World Cup has left Neville feeling emotional.
PSG boss on Neymar: 'He takes everything to heart'
Thomas Tuchel believes the Brazilian forward is a sensitive soul.
Spurs hat-trick hero Moura breaks down in tears watching back winning goal
The Tottenham forward stole the show on a barely believable night for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Pochettino 'nearly crying' at Tottenham stadium opening
The Spurs boss feels chairman Daniel Levy deserves credit for pushing the project forward.
Odell Beckham Jr bids emotional farewell to the Giants ahead of trade
Having sealed a move to the Cleveland Browns, the wide receiver said goodbye to New York.
Reid grabs brace against Bournemouth as Cardiff salutes Sala
Cardiff City claimed their first win of 2019 on an emotional night.
Tearful former champ Azarenka determined to end slump
The former world number one was dumped from the season-opening Grand Slam in a gut-wrenching loss.
'Very proud to manage a great group of men in Clonkill... I hope we did Enda and his family proud'
It was a tough night for the Westmeath club after the untimely death of three-year-old Annabel Loughlin.
United midfielder Nemanja Matic explains his decision not to wear a poppy
‘I now don’t feel it is right for me to wear the poppy on my shirt,’ he wrote on Instagram.
'He was prouder that I played for England than he was flying over Buckingham Palace during World War II'
Ian Wright dedicated his 2016 autobiography to school teacher Syd Pigden. He recalls memories of the first male role model in his life, who passed away last December.
Jason Day in tears after death of 'good buddy' Lyle
“He’s never going to come back. That’s the hardest thing to sort of come by,” he said.
Premature end to final European game at Thomond for emotional Zebo
The Munster full-back had been struggling with a hamstring injury in the build-up to today’s clash with Toulon.
'I cry often and I cry alone' - Gianluigi Buffon
The legendary goalkeeper admits he finds it helpful to shed tears – but football is not the reason behind him showing his emotions.
Tears of joy as Munster regain Interpro title after scoring difference is required to pip Leinster
It’s been a superb first season in charge for Laura Guest.
This emotional James McClean post-match interview is hard to watch
The West Brom winger suggested the occasion may have got to some players.
'It was my worst experience as a professional:' Piqué on Barcelona's closed-door win
Gerard Piqué struggled to hold back tears as he discussed Barcelona’s win over Las Palmas.
Justin Bieber has addressed why he quit his world tour with an emotional open letter on Instagram
“I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable so that I can be the man I want to be”