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#Optimism

# optimism - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

'I feel like there’s a huge opportunity for me to push on' - Connacht's Tierney-Martin
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'I feel like there’s a huge opportunity for me to push on' - Connacht's Tierney-Martin

May 18th 2022, 6:15 AM 5,453 Views 1 Comment

The 22-year-old recently returned to action again after a lengthy injury setback.

# optimism - Friday 25 February, 2022

Ex-Celtic youngster says moving to Ireland 'one of the best decisions in my footballing career'
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# Optimism

Ex-Celtic youngster says moving to Ireland 'one of the best decisions in my footballing career'

Feb 25th 2022, 6:45 AM 10,985 Views 0 Comments

Joe Thomson is hoping to help propel Derry City to new heights this season.

# optimism - Sunday 7 November, 2021

'Today I saw the heart of my players' - Antonio Conte
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'Today I saw the heart of my players' - Antonio Conte

Nov 7th 2021, 7:39 PM 7,043 Views 1 Comment

The Spurs boss saw his side draw with Everton in his first league game in charge.

# optimism - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Fully fit Barca can still win La Liga despite poor current form, says Koeman
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Fully fit Barca can still win La Liga despite poor current form, says Koeman

Oct 16th 2021, 3:06 PM 2,099 Views 1 Comment

‘We have had bad luck with injuries but when they recover we will have a team to fight for the league title,’ said the Dutchman.

# optimism - Friday 17 September, 2021

Man United on ‘right track’ after signing likes of Cristiano Ronaldo – Ed Woodward
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Man United on ‘right track’ after signing likes of Cristiano Ronaldo – Ed Woodward

Sep 17th 2021, 2:27 PM 2,590 Views 1 Comment

The Old Trafford giants followed up the big-money acquisitions of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane by signing a club great.

# optimism - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Scotland expect to be watched by ‘reasonably good number’ of fans at home Euros fixtures
# Tartan Brigade
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# Tartan Brigade

Scotland expect to be watched by ‘reasonably good number’ of fans at home Euros fixtures

Apr 6th 2021, 4:02 PM 2,354 Views 2 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has offered an optimistic update over Scotland’s plans for the summer.

# optimism - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Farrell excited by 'great squad' and backs those lacking game time to get up to speed
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Farrell excited by 'great squad' and backs those lacking game time to get up to speed

Jan 28th 2021, 7:15 AM 3,733 Views 5 Comments

The head coach believes he has named a strong squad even if several players are short of game time

# optimism - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Neil Lennon confident he can turn things around after Celtic crash out of Europe
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Neil Lennon confident he can turn things around after Celtic crash out of Europe

Nov 26th 2020, 10:49 PM 5,415 Views 5 Comments

The stuttering Hoops were knocked out of the Europa League this evening.

# optimism - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Ireland's youngsters determined to end campaign on a high after missing out on qualification
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Ireland's youngsters determined to end campaign on a high after missing out on qualification

Nov 17th 2020, 12:15 PM 4,058 Views 2 Comments

Conor Masterson insists there are positives to take for the team.

# optimism - Sunday 15 November, 2020

'We only conceded 4 chances in 3 games' - Kenny plays down Ireland concerns
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'We only conceded 4 chances in 3 games' - Kenny plays down Ireland concerns

Nov 15th 2020, 1:00 AM 4,489 Views 2 Comments

The Irish boss feels his side should not be judged solely on last Thursday’s friendly against England.

# optimism - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Gerard Pique says soul preserved at new Davis Cup, despite mixed attendances
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Gerard Pique says soul preserved at new Davis Cup, despite mixed attendances

Nov 24th 2019, 9:06 PM 12,279 Views 1 Comment

The Barcelona defender is at the forefront of changes made to the 119-year-old competition.

# optimism - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Duffy: Ireland will qualify for Euros if they repeat Danish performance in March
# Claim
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# Claim

Duffy: Ireland will qualify for Euros if they repeat Danish performance in March

Nov 19th 2019, 7:15 AM 5,054 Views 9 Comments

The Brighton defender was remaining optimistic after last night’s setback.

# optimism - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off
# New Campaign
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# New Campaign

Irish provinces aiming for high places as European season kicks-off

Nov 14th 2019, 8:00 PM 7,256 Views 10 Comments

Connacht are back in with the big boys for the return of the Heineken Champions Cup.

# optimism - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Wijnaldum: Liverpool can remain unbeaten all season
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Wijnaldum: Liverpool can remain unbeaten all season

Oct 19th 2019, 3:53 PM 4,699 Views 13 Comments

The Reds are enjoying a perfect start to the Premier League campaign.

# optimism - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Solskjaer: Manchester United's performances do not worry me
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Solskjaer: Manchester United's performances do not worry me

Sep 14th 2019, 10:50 AM 4,271 Views 13 Comments

Despite a poor run of results, the Old Trafford boss sees no reason for the club to change their approach.

# optimism - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Being optimistic can help you live longer, a new study finds
# Bright Side Of Life
# Bright Side Of Life

Being optimistic can help you live longer, a new study finds

Aug 27th 2019, 11:26 AM 9,126 Views 27 Comments

The research suggests that having a positive attitude could keep you living to 85 and beyond.

# optimism - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

After 'freak accident' in 2015, TOD targets spot in Schmidt's World Cup plan
# Looking Forward
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# Looking Forward

After 'freak accident' in 2015, TOD targets spot in Schmidt's World Cup plan

Aug 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,995 Views 26 Comments

The 32-year-old Munster man was injured in a warm-up game four years ago.

# optimism - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

'A goalless draw is the best draw you can get'
# Optimism
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# Optimism

'A goalless draw is the best draw you can get'

Feb 20th 2019, 12:33 PM 6,202 Views 3 Comments

Jamie Carragher was positive about Liverpool’s chances of progression following the first-leg encounter with Bayern Munich.

# optimism - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'It's my body at the end of the day... I just need to keep in touch with Preston'
# Optimism
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'It's my body at the end of the day... I just need to keep in touch with Preston'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:15 AM 11,197 Views 6 Comments

Sean Maguire insists he is ready to face Denmark and Wales despite concerns over the striker’s match fitness.

# optimism - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland
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# Contenders

2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland

Jun 26th 2018, 8:43 AM 15,611 Views 48 Comments

Ireland had a stunning season in which they beat everyone in the World Rugby Top 10 aside from the All Blacks.

# optimism - Sunday 10 June, 2018

French President will travel to Russia 'when' team reach World Cup quarter-finals
# Optimism
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French President will travel to Russia 'when' team reach World Cup quarter-finals

Jun 10th 2018, 2:07 PM 4,535 Views 9 Comments

Emmanuel Macron is confident the side will at least get to the last eight.

# optimism - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Man United's 'big six' record has laid down a marker for next season - Young
# MUFC
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# MUFC

Man United's 'big six' record has laid down a marker for next season - Young

May 1st 2018, 12:53 PM 11,113 Views 24 Comments

United are set to finish second in the Premier League and are gearing up for an FA Cup final.

# optimism - Monday 30 April, 2018

'We weren't enjoying our rugby... It has started to lift a bit of the gloom'
# Looking Up
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# Looking Up

'We weren't enjoying our rugby... It has started to lift a bit of the gloom'

Apr 30th 2018, 12:28 PM 9,792 Views 11 Comments

Ulster captain Rory Best says the province’s last four games have signalled a change in mood.

# optimism - Monday 19 February, 2018

Rory McIlroy sees progress despite failing to contend at Riviera
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Rory McIlroy sees progress despite failing to contend at Riviera

Feb 19th 2018, 8:32 AM 3,718 Views 6 Comments

The star was encouraged with his game at the Riviera Country Club this week.

# optimism - Monday 22 January, 2018

Schmidt's stocks look healthy as Ireland set off for sunny Spain
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Schmidt's stocks look healthy as Ireland set off for sunny Spain

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:55 AM 34,291 Views 31 Comments

There are in-form players everywhere in Ireland’s Six Nations squad.

# optimism - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'I don’t think there's a lot of difference between the Super Rugby sides and All Blacks'
# Optimism
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# Optimism

'I don’t think there's a lot of difference between the Super Rugby sides and All Blacks'

Jun 7th 2017, 1:33 PM 6,164 Views 12 Comments

Warren Gatland says he is happy to have tough tests in the build-up to the All Blacks clashes.

# optimism - Monday 5 June, 2017

LeBron and the Cavs can be hopeful heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals: here's why
# Optimism
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# Optimism

LeBron and the Cavs can be hopeful heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals: here's why

Jun 5th 2017, 11:30 PM 5,321 Views 9 Comments

Steve Kerr’s side seem to struggle in the third game of play-off series’.

# optimism - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

'We can win every game' - Milner hopes for final flourish from Liverpool in top four fight
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'We can win every game' - Milner hopes for final flourish from Liverpool in top four fight

Mar 7th 2017, 7:48 AM 4,651 Views 13 Comments

The Reds moved back into the Champions League spots with victory over Arsenal at the weekend.

# optimism - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Man United upturn leaves Mourinho feeling at home
# Optimism
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Man United upturn leaves Mourinho feeling at home

Dec 25th 2016, 10:37 AM 3,442 Views 6 Comments

The Red Devils head into their Boxing Day fixture against Sunderland on the back of three consecutive Premier League victories.

# optimism - Monday 12 December, 2016

'That's what makes these guys stronger, that's what Connacht's about'
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'That's what makes these guys stronger, that's what Connacht's about'

Dec 12th 2016, 6:30 AM 3,680 Views 3 Comments

Pat Lam was pleased his players delivered work rate after a difficult week out west.

# optimism - Monday 5 December, 2016

It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal
# Thin Blue Line
# Thin Blue Line

It's a yes: Rank-and-file gardaí have voted to accept the pay deal

Dec 5th 2016, 4:40 PM 12,562 Views 47 Comments

Three-quarters of GRA gardaí have voted to accept the Labour Court’s recommendations on pay and conditions.

# optimism - Friday 25 November, 2016

Ireland Women feeling 'quietly confident' ahead of final Test match against New Zealand
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Ireland Women feeling 'quietly confident' ahead of final Test match against New Zealand

Nov 25th 2016, 6:30 AM 1,719 Views 1 Comment

Ireland are hoping to go out of the November Series on a high.

# optimism - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Holland out for a month but Erasmus confident of Munster's potential
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Holland out for a month but Erasmus confident of Munster's potential

Aug 24th 2016, 6:14 AM 8,360 Views 5 Comments

The promising out-half is struggling with a hamstring issue.

# optimism - Saturday 18 June, 2016

'We've got a big chance now against Italy' - John O'Shea
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'We've got a big chance now against Italy' - John O'Shea

Jun 18th 2016, 4:17 PM 4,271 Views 19 Comments

The Ireland captain says his side needs to learn from their mistakes today.

# optimism - Saturday 28 May, 2016

'Dangerous' Ireland can definitely cause problems at Euro 2016, says Dutch striker
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'Dangerous' Ireland can definitely cause problems at Euro 2016, says Dutch striker

May 28th 2016, 4:37 PM 7,300 Views 7 Comments

Luuk de Jong had some fulsome praise for Martin O’Neill’s side after Friday night’s friendly in Dublin.

# optimism - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Jon Walters issues positive injury update after reports suggest he could miss the Euros
# Optimism
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Jon Walters issues positive injury update after reports suggest he could miss the Euros

Mar 31st 2016, 2:23 PM 12,104 Views 9 Comments

The striker was ruled out of Ireland’s recent friendlies with Switzerland and Slovakia owing to injury.

# optimism - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Irish people are feeling pretty optimistic about 2016
# Next Year
# Next Year

Irish people are feeling pretty optimistic about 2016

Dec 31st 2015, 6:15 AM 7,886 Views 23 Comments

It looks like we’re bucking the trend worldwide.

# optimism - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'When I left Ireland there was a sense of fear, now it's a different place full of optimism and change'
# Transformation
# Transformation

'When I left Ireland there was a sense of fear, now it's a different place full of optimism and change'

Nov 18th 2015, 5:05 PM 79 Views 53 Comments

The former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh writes about how Ireland is experiencing a time of great change.

# optimism - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Squeaking past Carlisle can unite Liverpool says Gary McAllister
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Squeaking past Carlisle can unite Liverpool says Gary McAllister

Sep 24th 2015, 7:55 AM 5,743 Views 39 Comments

Liverpool’s first-team coach sought to put a positive spin on Liverpool narrowly avoiding an upset last night.

# optimism - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

'They have some really ordinary players' -- Dunphy insists Ireland can beat Germany
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'They have some really ordinary players' -- Dunphy insists Ireland can beat Germany

Sep 9th 2015, 8:50 PM 8,417 Views 44 Comments

The pundit says the retirement of several stars has weakened Joachim Löw’s side considerably.

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