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Wednesday 22 March 2023

# Hitting Out

This year
# Hitting Out
Bayern sporting director calls Gnabry 'amateurish' for Paris fashion 'frolic'
The 27-year-old Gnabry had already been criticised in the German media.
# Hitting Out
'We were terrible' - Ulster coach blasts team after they throw away lead against Munster
Ulster were ahead by two scores heading into the final ten minutes but lost to a Munster comeback.
Last year
# Shane Lowry
Shane Lowry: ‘I don’t play the game for money - I play the game for trophies'
Irish golfer concerned golf’s civil war could ruin the sport.
# Hitting Out
'It's the only club in the world that doesn't have money but can buy any player - it's crazy to me'
Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann has hit out at the way Barcelona have done business this summer.
# Hitting Out
'I am NOT in discussions with LIV. Those who truly know me, know what is important to me.'
Jordan Spieth reiterates commitment to PGA Tour amid ‘false’ LIV Golf rumours.
# Hitting Out
Shapovalov slams Nadal time tactics after 'corrupt' umpire jibe
The Spanish great battled to a five-set victory in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final.
All time
# Reaction
Loughmore boss hits out - 'Our first reaction was we were treated pretty badly down here'
Frankie McGrath saw his team finish with 13 men in today’s Munster semi-final loss to Ballygunner.
# Hitting Out
Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '
John Costello has addressed the annual Dublin senior training session earlier this year in his annual report.
# Hitting Out
Solskjaer claims ‘big difference’ in penalty count since Jurgen Klopp complaints
The Manchester United boss thinks his side should have been awarded three spot-kicks in their last two games.
# Hitting Out
Tuchel unhappy with ‘reckless’ tackle that injured Tammy Abraham
The Chelsea boss was unable to offer an update on his striker’s fitness.
# Hitting Out
John Kiely: 'I would appeal to the authorities at government level, at national level, to end this nonsense'
The Limerick boss is not happy that all of his players are not allowed attend matches.
# Rocket
Ronnie O’Sullivan criticises ‘irresponsible’ decision to allow crowds into World Championship final
O’Sullivan will play Kyren Wilson in the decider.
# Hitting Out
CPA call for GAA county teams to be banned from 2020 action if they train before 14 September
The club players’ group have written to GAA Director-General Tom Ryan.
# Hitting Out
'I would be swinging punches at that guy' - Keane blasts De Gea after Man United concede goal
Keane didn’t hold back.
# Hitting Out
'I don’t understand why people who don’t play the game, get to make the decisions'
Mickey Harte, Dessie Farrell and Niall Morgan offer contrasting views on the GAA’s new backpass rule.
# Hitting Out
'They don't really care. I've lost faith in the GAA to maintain the Sigerson Cup'
The UCD manager is the latest to speak out on the matter.
# Hitting Out
Billy Morgan: 'They're just clearing the decks for inter-county, it's become an elite association'
The UCC boss was highly critical of GAA fixture-makers yesterday.
# Hitting Out
Dublin GAA chief slams RTÉ Prime Time funding programme in annual report
John Costello also called on the Government to address the lack of land available in the capital to develop facilities for GAA clubs.
# Hitting Out
Lukaku claims he was 'scapegoated' during his time at Man United
The Belgium international said he didn’t want to stay in England.
# Hitting Out
No 'microchips' or 'wires' discovered - Dublin chief responds to critics of All-Ireland winners
John Costello has launched a typically robust defence of the champions in his annual report.
# Hitting Out
'I checked the rules beforehand, and I spoke to my team. We were clear you don't speak to your coaches.'
Andy Murray was unhappy with US Open officials, but Fernando Verdasco denied breaking the rules.
# Hitting Out
'I just think a few controversial decisions maybe went against us and it really put us on the back foot'
Tipperary star Aisling McCarthy spoke about losing their relegation battle against Cavan on The Ladies Football Show this afternoon.
# Hitting back
'They were f***ing useless back then and they're still f***ing useless'
Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has blasted critics of his side – many of whom he says he has played against.
# Hitting Out
'To me it's absolutely despicable' - Duignan on challenge by Galway defender in Salthill
Adrian Tuohy was shown a yellow card after the incident with Limerick’s Barry Murphy.
# Hitting Out
'He did it on purpose': Lovren accuses Lukaku of stamp in United-Liverpool draw
‘It is not my decision. He seemed nervous during the game and maybe that’s why.’
# Hitting Out
Out of favour Benteke vents his frustration at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
The striker says he’s confused as to why the manager ‘ignores’ him.
# Hitting Out
'The sad thing is that when it comes to obesity, we’re creators of our own downfall'
Former Dublin football captain Paddy Christie has accused the Government of contributing to the obesity epidemic currently gripping the country.
# Hitting Out
Rafa Benitez hits out at Real Madrid president in candid interview on BT Sport
He was part of the broadcaster’s Champions League line-up last night.
# Hitting Out
'It's diabolical. We're flogging the lads' - Big Sam not happy with midweek Premier League schedule
Sunderland face a Premier League clash four days after this weekend’s FA Cup tie.
# Hitting Out
'From where I was looking, it was no penalty. If anything it was a free out.'
Cork’s boss was far from happy with the decision to award Kerry a crucial second-half penalty yesterday.
# In Defence
GPA hit back at Colm O'Rourke column - 'There were a couple of cheap shots in there'
O’Rourke’s column has provoked a huge reaction after he expressed his views on the GPA’s current approach.
# Hitting Out
Cody blasts referee Kelly for draw decision - 'It was criminal what was done the last day'
The injury-time free that was awarded in the drawn All-Ireland final was the wrong call in the eyes of the Kilkenny manager.
# Hitting Out
Mayo board executive member resigns after manager appointment process is 'a sham'
Not everyone is happy with how the new manager has been appointed.
# Hitting Out
James Horan blasts Cork management - 'It is disgraceful and they should be ashamed'
The Mayo manager was unhappy with comments made in the build-up to last week’s game.
# Hitting Out
Cooper sending-off in Munster final was 'nonsense', says Dr Crokes boss
The Gooch was shown a red card in yesterday’s provincial final at the Gaelic Grounds.
# Dáil
'An attempt to blacken my good name': Ceann Comhairle hits out at leaks
Seán Barrett has accused people of “leaking stuff” in an attempt to “blacken my good name” over the appointment of a new Dáil clerk.
# Hitting Out
Jim McGuinness: “It was all-out attack for a couple of months on my character”
The new All-Ireland winning manager has spoken out on the controversy that emerged after yesterday’s clash in Croke Park.