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# Reaction

4th February 2023
# The Boss
'They were outstanding' - Farrell praises Murray and Bealham for stepping up
The Ireland head coach was very pleased with his side’s good start to the Six Nations.
Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Reaction
Colm O'Rourke: 'It is a relief. There will be bumps in the road, but it is a great start'
The Meath boss saw his team get off to a winning league start today against Cork.
Last month
January 2023
# Reaction
'Last year should have broken us' - Comeback from All-Ireland nightmare to triumph
Goalkeeper Conor Ferris ended up the Kilmacud hero today with his late save.
# Reaction
Malachy O'Rourke on Kilmacud extra players: 'I just think we'll accept we got beat on the day'
The Derry champions lost out by two points in Croke Park.
# Explanation
Marsch defends not playing €41 million record signing in Leeds stalemate
Georginio Rutter had to be content with a place on the bench against Brentford.
# Reaction
McFarland: 'I quite fancy Leinster - challenge yourself against the best'
Dublin date against Leinster looks set to be Ulster’s reward for booking their place in the Champions Cup last 16.
# Reaction
Pep Guardiola hits out: 'There's nothing from the stomach, from the guts and we were lucky'
Man City came from behind to defeat Spurs tonight.
# Reaction
Ramsdale's ‘sour taste’ as fan kicks Arsenal goalkeeper in back following derby win
A spectator jumped over the advertising hoardings from behind the goal as the players clashed at full-time.
# Reaction
No comment from Kiely over alleged disciplinary incident involving Limerick hurler
The Limerick boss also confirmed Diarmaid Byrnes has gone travelling for a short period.
# Reaction
Manchester City fume as United come from behind to take derby spoils
City felt United’s equaliser should not have been allowed to stand.
# Reaction
Mannion's potential All-Ireland return and screensaver of 'Kilcoo boys lifting the cup'
Kilmacud Crokes boss Robbie Brennan on today’s All-Ireland club semi-final win.
# Reaction
'We didn’t have a full understanding of what this tournament and game was going to require'
Jesse Marsch says Leeds need better ‘savviness and awareness’ after FA Cup scare.
# Reaction
Pep Guardiola jokes he is a ‘genius’ after substitutes' impact
Riyad Mahrez fired Man City to a 1-0 win at Chelsea.
# Reaction
'When I say they stretch the rules, they do... Don’t get me wrong, it’s smart, but they do'
Jurgen Klopp highlights Brentford’s ‘chaotic’ tactics from set-pieces as he admits Liverpool couldn’t handle it.
# Reaction
Munster coach Rowntree: 'I'm immensely proud of the guys'
Ben Healy’s late try paved the way for a dramatic win for Munster.
# Reaction
Antonio Conte: 'Don't ask me for things I cannot promise you'
Spurs have dropped to fifth in the Premier League.
Last year
# Irish Eye
Mixed emotions for 'tough kid' Adam Idah after goal-scoring return
The Irish international ended a difficult 2022 on a high last night.
# Reaction
Andrew Flintoff 'lucky to be alive' after Top Gear accident
Son Corey, 16, told MailOnline the situation had been perilous.
# Sweet Taste Of Success
'If you could bottle this feeling, you’d be a millionaire' - All-Ireland history for Slashers
Longford Slashers lifted a first national ladies football club title for their county on Saturday.
# Skipper
Cullen hails Ringrose's 'calm, composed' leadership after big Leinster win
The Leinster boss was pleased with how his players managed their long journey yesterday.
# Reaction
Eddie Jones defends credentials as England head coach after South Africa loss
England’s sixth defeat from 12 Tests in 2022 made it their worst calendar year since 2008.
# Up and Running
'Emotional' Lewandowski fulfilled childhood dream with first World Cup goal
The Barcelona star sealed Poland’s 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.
# Reaction
Manager Queiroz says protesting Iran fans 'should stay at home'
Iran fans jeered during the national anthem ahead of today’s defeat to England, which the manager took as an attack on his players.
# Reaction
Praise for Irish duo as Connolly returns from injury and Atkinson bags late winner
The pair made their mark in the Women’s Super League yesterday.
# Reaction
'It wasn't a classic, we know that, and we know there is room for improvement'
Ireland manager Stephen Kenny praises his side for overcoming tough conditions and keeping clean sheet.
# Reaction
'A terrible face for football': How RTÉ, BBC and beIN opened World Cup coverage
Gary Neville, Alan Shearer and Richie Sadlier were among those to weigh in on the controversial tournament.
# Reaction
Kenny laments 'cheap' set-piece goals in Norway defeat
Ireland conceded from a corner and free-kick in a 2-1 loss.
# Reaction
Man United's Varane responds to Ronaldo furore
The France international says the players have been affected by developments in recent days.
# Reaction
Pauw 'not pleased' after Ireland's four-goal friendly win over Morocco
‘This is not the best game but what a brilliant year we had.’
# Reaction
Gregor Townsend frustrated as Scotland pass up rare chance to beat New Zealand
The hosts were 24-13 up heading into the final quarter before the All Blacks fought back.
# Reaction
Damien Duff: 'It's the proudest day of my life, but it's not the hardest'
Derry boss Ruaidhrí Higgins, meanwhile, was in a jubilant mood.
# singalong
'How was that, New Zealand?' - World Cup winner's iconic post-match interview
Ruby Tui led the crowd in a rendition of Maori folk song ‘Tutira Mai,’ mirroring the scenes at Eden Park when the All Blacks won the men’s 2011 World Cup final.
# Reaction
'We have to deliver every game and that is the culture that has to be here. It’s not good'
Erik ten Hag is determined his Manchester United players react positively against Aston Villa tomorrow night.
# Keep calm and carry on
'They’re all controllable' – Eddie Jones knows England can sort problems out
The Pumas halted a 10-match losing run in the fixture dating back to 2009.
# Reaction
Ten Hag laments United's 'unacceptable' defeat to Aston Villa
The United boss said his players had to take responsibility after a shock 3-1 loss to Villa Park.
# Reaction
Mixed feelings for Erik ten Hag after United win but miss out on top spot
Alejandro Garnacho’s goal gave United a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad but the Spanish side finished as group winners.
Regular Champions League qualification vital for Celtic to progress – Ange Postecoglou
The Scottish champions will finish bottom of Group F after a draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.
# Reaction
Pep Guardiola sorry for Hillsborough and Heysel chants – ‘if this happened’
The Manchester City manager said he did not hear the chants himself.
# Reaction
Housing minister welcomes mortgage rule change but concerns raised about house price increases
Concerns have been raised about increasing borrowing limits when supply remains low.
# vera pauw
'What heroes, what fighters, what tigers. We're going to the World Cup'
The Ireland boss reflects on a monumental win which sends them to a first-ever major tournament.