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# honesty

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2022
# honesty
'I don't believe Leinster are better rugby players, but they're better professionals'
Andy Friend is challenging himself and his Connacht players to be better with their preparation for games.
# honesty
'I promise I will get help' – Mark Selby opens up on mental health struggles
Selby was beaten 6-1 in his Masters quarter-final on Friday.
All time
# Munster Man
'I believe it will change a lot of people's lives because of that'
Munster boss Johann van Graan has praised Keith Earls for his bravery.
# mental health matters
'It's really important for others to see players as people with problems, and not just players'
Tipperary dual star Roisin Howard discusses the WGPA column she penned ahead of today’s All-Ireland camogie semi-final.
# honesty
Not ruthless enough, not accurate enough, not good enough
Johnny Sexton knows Ireland had opportunities in Paris tonight – but they were not good enough to take them.
# honesty
'I remember walking out of the dressing room after the Limerick game and it was just total embarrassment'
Stephen Bennett was reflecting on Waterford’s victory over the Rebels in Walsh Park.
# Mental Edge
Ulster fired up to shake perception they have 'a bit of a soft underbelly'
Dan McFarland’s side have upfront and honest about their mental shortcomings in recent seasons.
# Lessons
IRFU will need to be brutally honest as World Cup review begins
The latest underperformance in the biggest competition in the sport leaves many questions.
# honesty
'Rassie has made a massive difference' - How Erasmus turned the Boks around
The former Munster head coach has overseen South Africa’s transformation into World Cup contenders.
# honesty
PSG coach opens up on Neymar's failed Barcelona move
Thomas Tuchel says the Brazil international will not be allowed to ‘relax’.
# honesty
'We would have expected to be in a better place after three games' - Rory Best
The Ireland captain wants to see his side focusing on the basics that have brought them success before.
# honesty
'You want your mates to go well but you have to be a little bit selfish about it'
32-year-old Rob Kearney returned to make a strong impression for Ireland against Scotland in the Six Nations.
# Review
'It was 100% my fault' - Earls keen to bounce back from England error
The Ireland wing is back in full training after a hip injury forced him off last weekend.
# honesty
Man City are not ready to win the Champions League, claims Guardiola
‘You need something special — we don’t have that.’
# honesty
'When Jack left me out of the squad for the Euros, I was devastated… I wasn’t the same player or person'
Ex-Ireland international Dave Langan opens up about the highs and lows of his career.
# honesty
'I'm not proud of the transfer fee': Neymar insists he's not worth €222 million
The Brazil star has been speaking ahead of his country’s World Cup opener.
# honesty
'You can't really come out of your room... It's quite a lonely existence'
Ex-Liverpool, Man United and England star Michael Owen on the perils of international football, developing young players and why he’ll never be a manager.
# honesty
Sanchez 'expected something better' from himself after move to Man United
The Chilean has scored just one Premier League goal and has been struggling for form at Old Trafford.
# honesty
'Everyone always says deal with your stuff on the pitch... It's hard when you think you're not getting paid'
Ryan Brennan speaks to The42 about starting over again at St Pat’s following a difficult season with Bray.
# honesty
'I like horses because they have never caused me pain'
In this extract from his book, retired Irish jockey Kieren Fallon describes his obsession with the sport.
# honesty
Man City stopper explains how laziness made him a £35m goalkeeper
Ederson admits that he took up a spot between the posts after deciding that any other position was too strenuous for him.
# Drug Addiction
Dublin footballer Philly McMahon spoke about his brother's death on the Late Late and it was powerful television
“It’s OK to come out and say that I’m not embarrassed.”
# Drug Addiction
'An opponent taunted me about his overdose' - Dublin footballer Philly McMahon on his brother's death
“It’s OK to come out and say that I’m not embarrassed.”
# honesty
'A 7-0 win at home to Sweden isn't going to happen'
Arjen Robben gave a frank assessment of the Dutch side’s chances of overhauling their rivals.
# honesty
'It was probably a bit more special than any other All-Ireland because who knows?'
Dublin’s Philly McMahon on a difficult 2017, and his honest reflection on the cynicism towards the end of the All-Ireland final.
# honesty
Wayne Rooney felt undeserving of final trophies at Man United
Frustrated with a lack of game time, Wayne Rooney knew late last year he would have to leave the Red Devils.
# honesty
'Overall it hasn't gone to plan, I'm not going to lie'
Richie Towell admits his Brighton move has not worked out as he had hoped, but remains optimistic about the future.
# brutal rejection
A guy told his date 'I don't find you attractive' before they'd even had dinner on First Dates
What are you at.
# harsh words
'It's not up to the standard of Leinster Rugby or myself' - Jack Conan's anger
The dynamic number eight was gutted at his side’s underperformance in defeat to Ulster.
# must watch
'I've had a lot of death threats. People see me as anti-British and pro-IRA'
James McClean gave a searingly honest interview on BBC’s Football Focus.
# sorry bout it
This punter posted money to a pub in Cork after 'feeling bad' about not paying for their pints
The drunken boldness overtook him, but the next morning brought only regret. You know the way.
# Priorities
'I’ve taken rugby in a completely different way because of Axel’s death'
Keith Earls felt like he was cheated of the chance to pay tribute to Anthony Foley against Glasgow.
# honesty
I'm not worth €100 million, says PSG star
Marco Verratti has voiced his surprise at the continuing rise of transfer fees.
# Action Plan
800m champion Rudisha admits doping is a 'big problem' in Kenya
But the 27-year-old feels the country is on track to turn things around.
# honesty
Cyrus Christie is 'not the greatest defender' but insists he's 'learning'
The 23-year-old spoke of his frustration at being left in “two-v-one” situations during the Belarus match.
# the best policy
This car owner is advertising their dodgy old Fiat in a brilliantly honest way
“This car has genuinely ruined my life.”
# honesty
Jurgen Klopp feeling like 's***' after cup loss
The manager urged Liverpool to bounce back quickly from their loss to Manchester City.
# honesty
Philly McMahon opens up about his brother's death in emotional Late Late Show interview
He was applauded for his honesty and bravery.
# honesty
Troy Deeney: 'Watford were s***'
Meanwhile, Quique Flores and Odion Ighalo have been named the Premier League’s manager and player of the month.
Domino's gave this man a year of free pizza for his admirable honesty
Would you do the same as he did?