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# mentality

This year
'I play to win' – Tiger Woods in confident mood ahead of PGA Tour return
Woods has not played an event without the use of a cart since last summer’s Open Championship.
All time
Dan Leavy's successful return is good news for Leinster and Ireland
The 26-year-old impressed as he got through 57 minutes of action for the province last night.
Bib-wearers a key part of Ireland's drive to be the best team in the world
Jack Conan explains how the players outside Ireland’s XV have been bringing intensity to training.
Jack Conan striving to lock in and rid his game of 'mental tap-outs'
The Leinster man is chasing perfection in a bid to compete with CJ Stander for Ireland’s number 8 jersey.
'I don’t think we should be the underdogs when we go into games'
Rassie Erasmus and Peter O’Mahony are keen for Munster to enjoy semi-final week before facing Saracens.
Ranieri wants answers from Leicester players after Old Trafford thrashing
Leicester City’s inability to play as a cohesive unit at Manchester United enraged the Italian.
'You get one opportunity in your career to create history that's so special'
Andy Farrell made an impressive media debut at the Aviva Stadium yesterday.
'You've got to believe' - O'Mahony backs Munster for Clermont trip
The Cork man feels his side need improvements in lots of areas, rather than a reinvention of the wheel.
'I know this because I played wide for years': O'Neill explains why Coleman should stay at full-back
The Ireland boss believes playing the Donegal man as a winger would present a set of pressures which he may not be able to deliver on.
Opinion: Our increasingly touch-phobic society is bad for children
Boys can sometimes have problems expressing their feelings – we must empower them so they grow into the kind of men our society really needs.
All Blacks' belief in their 'processes' got them over the line
Aaron Cruden and Ryan Crotty reveal the depth of confidence the Kiwis can count on in times of stress.
Simon Hick column: Ireland must believe they can beat the All Blacks
The mindsets of supporters, players and management are essential to Ireland’s hopes of pulling off a shock win.
Underdog status may bring out Ireland’s best side
The All Blacks are heavy favourites, but IRB Hall of Fame member Agustín Pichot says that could suit Ireland.
Column: Why do we comfort eat?
Increasing numbers of people are reaching for chocolate and crisps in response to stress, sadness or boredom – but what is making us become emotional eaters? asks Roisin Finnegan.
Irish suffered "psychological blow", admits Trap
“We don’t see fear in training or in our preparations for the tournament, I don’t see tensions in the side,” said the Italian after the rout by Spain.