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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 25 February, 2017


# reaction - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Gary Lineker laments 'unforgivable' Claudio Ranieri exit

Former Leicester strikers Alan Smith and Tony Cottee also questioned the timing of the decision.

# reaction - Friday 17 February, 2017

Leo Cullen provides injury update on Leinster's walking wounded after Edinburgh win

It was an intensely physical game at the RDS tonight, and Leinster have been left to count the cost.

Mourinho slams Man United's lack of concentration in Europa League win

The Portuguese boss criticised his team leading up to kick-off and during the first 45 minutes at Old Trafford.

# reaction - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'We collapsed, no excuses'

Arsene Wenger struggled to explain Arsenal’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.

# reaction - Monday 13 February, 2017

Schmidt's Ireland in a better place after being 'spooked' early in Six Nations

The Ireland head coach won’t be getting over the round-one defeat in Scotland just yet though.

# reaction - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Ireland positive on Henshaw and Kearney injuries as Best recovers from gut ache

Joe Schmidt was pleased with how his side dealt with the loss of Rory Best.

# reaction - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'We probably gave them a bit too much respect' - Ireland off to worrying start

Joe Schmidt’s side now have ground to make up in the Six Nations.

# reaction - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Ireland captain Best feels defence got too narrow as Scotland ran riot

The hooker put his hand up to accept blame for the Alex Dunbar lineout try.

# reaction - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Jurgen Klopp irked by Liverpool fans' impatience

The Liverpool boss could be seen exchanging words with a supporter standing behind the dug-outs.

# reaction - Monday 30 January, 2017

'Today the fans have been very good' - Zidane says Madrid must thank booing Bernabeu

Los Blancos fans were quick to voice dissatisfaction before their side overcame Real Sociedad 3-0.

# reaction - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'He can come and stay in my house if he wants' - Frampton wants Belfast fight with Santa Cruz

The Mexican secured swift and sweet revenge for the only loss of his own glittering career.

# reaction - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Klopp fumes at Long's handball as Liverpool miss out on Wembley

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was quick to point his finger at the referee after his side crashed out of the EFL Cup in the semi-finals.

# reaction - Monday 23 January, 2017

'I don’t think we panicked' - Connacht come up short in quarter-final bid

The westerners must now make sure they are in the Champions Cup again next season.

# reaction - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'We've only got ourselves to blame' - Lam frustrated by Connacht's near miss

The western province’s head coach hopes young players will learn from this defeat.

# reaction - Friday 20 January, 2017

Cullen optimistic over Sexton injury as Six Nations looms into view

The Leinster out-half had tightness in his calf during the 24-24 draw in Castres.

# reaction - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

'If the club want to sack me, so be it'

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy is under pressure after his side’s shock FA Cup loss.

# reaction - Monday 16 January, 2017

'We've got to work harder' says Kiss after another early European exit

The Ulster coach felt his side played well in patches against Exeter.

# reaction - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'We kissed and made up!' - Munster and Stander back in the quarter-finals

CJ Stander says Munster can improve as they look towards a knockout tie.

# reaction - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Aiden McGeady takes positives from Preston defeat to Arsenal

The former Everton and Spartak Moscow winger was in good form for the Championship side.

# reaction - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Captain O'Mahony happy with Munster's 'mature' display in Paris

The blindside flanker was part of an excellent performance from Munster’s pack.

'It's a good place for us to be in': Cullen facing difficult selection calls ahead of Montpellier

The return of Johnny Sexton was one of several positives the head coach could take from last night’s win over Zebre.

# reaction - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Mourinho: We're the champion of wrong decisions

The Red Devils got some favourable decisions in their win over West Ham.

# reaction - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'I think we have a lot of potential' - Erasmus keeps Munster feet on ground

Openside flanker Tommy O’Donnell sustained a concerning ankle injury in Galway.

# reaction - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Scannell delighted after Munster grind out win, plays down talk of 'weak' Leinster selection

The 24-year-old hooker was proud to play in front of a record crowd at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day.

# reaction - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Klopp hails Firmino as he puts 'off-pitch issues' to one side to end goal drought

The Liverpool boss was delighted to see Roberto Firmino strike after six games without a goal.

# reaction - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Mo Farah's award flop mystifies fellow Olympic stars

Alistair Brownlee and Nick Skelton expressed their surprise that the British athletics gold medal winner was again snubbed.

# reaction - Sunday 18 December, 2016

'We can't give away that many points in the first half and expect to win these kind of games'

Ulster’s Sean Reidy was disappointed with his side’s result but is looking forward to next week.

# reaction - Saturday 17 December, 2016

'It's an example of what Connacht people are about' - Lam hails Carty

The Connacht out-half nailed a last-gasp penalty to secure a win against Wasps.

# reaction - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Mourinho plays down Rooney incident after striker smashes boot against dugout

The Manchester United forward lashed out after being taken off with the score 1-1 during their win over Crystal Palace

# reaction - Wednesday 14 December, 2016

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'It's the third time in a row I have won against Arsenal, and 3 times it was about the referee'

Ronald Koeman was unhappy that Arsene Wenger blamed a mistake by referee Mark Clattenburg for Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Everton.

# reaction - Monday 12 December, 2016

'He can say what he wants' - Jamie Vardy responds to Michael Owen criticism

The former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker has claimed the Foxes forward is lucky in front of goal, but the England international is paying little attention.

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'There are Kenyans so easily allowed to represent European countries... It takes away from the race'

Irish sporting icon Sonia O’Sullivan was critical of the IAAF following the latest controversy relating to eligibility rules.

Bilic backs Randolph after Liverpool blunder

The West Ham and Ireland goalkeeper made an error in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool, but his manager shrugged it off.

# reaction - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Connacht 'deflated' with defeat to Wasps and must now worry over injury toll

Pat Lam rued his side’s failure to score after getting back to within three points in the second half.

# reaction - Friday 9 December, 2016

Leinster wait on SOB, Carbery and Kearney injuries after big win in Northampton

Leo Cullen was pleased with his side’s five-try win in Franklin’s Gardens.

'I'm disappointed for the team' - Mallinder expects ban for Hartley after red card

The England captain swung an arm recklessly into Sean O’Brien’s exposed head.

# reaction - Monday 5 December, 2016

'It’s obviously going to give a lift to all the clubs in Dublin' - Mattie Kenny

Kenny heaped praise on his entire team after helping them deliver a first ever Leinster title.

# reaction - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Selection headaches await Cullen as Leinster look ahead to Northampton

Leinster got the job done tonight and now the focus turns to the Champions Cup.

Cheika hesitant to label England northern hemisphere's best

England’s gritty style is not one that the Australia coach is keen to replicate.

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