# Ambition

This year
'We believe we can turn over Ireland... a lot of the pressure will be on them'
Gregor Townsend and his players won’t be short of motivation this weekend.
The under-the-radar Irishman pushing for Premier League promotion
Danny McNamara is hoping to help Millwall achieve a spectacular finish to the season and impress Stephen Kenny in the process.
The 19-year-old prodigy chasing basketball glory in USA and All-Ireland titles with Kerry
Paris McCarthy, who played in last year’s All-Ireland final with Kerry, is on a basketball scholarship at East Tennessee State University.
Last year
Munster back playmakers to shine against Northampton and ignite their season
The province have rewarded Jack Crowley with his first start at inside centre after he linked up well with Joey Carbery last weekend.
'There is plenty to improve upon, our skill set under pressure was dodgy at times'
Ireland coach Andy Farrell has taken Ireland to the top of the world rankings but believes there is more to come from his team.
Finlay Bealham: 'I wouldn't see myself as a back-up player'
The Connacht tighthead had his best day ever in an Ireland shirt on Saturday.
'Stuff of dreams' - Taylor eyes Croke Park homecoming fight ahead of title defence in Wembley
The 36-year-old aims to defend her undisputed lightweight champion status against Argentina’s Karen Elizabeth Carabajal.
Eddie Howe insists Newcastle can be a global power like Manchester United
Amanda Staveley’s consortium, in which Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund holds an 80 per cent stake, has already invested around £210million in new players.
Ireland's most capped U21 player ever aiming to go out on a high
Conor Coventry is set to captain the Boys in Green against Israel.
Troy Parrott: 'I have matured a lot - I am just happy that it is starting to click'
The 20-year-old Dubliner heads back to Tottenham desperate to impress manager Antonio Conte.
Ireland's John O'Shea aiming to replicate success as a player amid burgeoning coaching career
The former Manchester United star is currently part of Jim Crawford’s U21 setup.
Maher escapes club woes at Derry as he eyes history with Ireland
“We’ve beaten Sweden twice without conceding so you can see the character of the group and how we are pulling each other through it.”
'It’s about being smart but playing with a bit of flair. That’s what we are aiming for'
The Ireland captain is confident ahead of today’s clash with France in Toulouse.
James Ward-Prowse fixes sights on David Beckham’s record
The Southampton star is now just six goals behind his boyhood hero.
Casey pushing for more Ireland caps after 'learning curve' in last year
The Munster man made his Test debut against Italy in the 2021 Six Nations.
Morris aiming to reawaken Irish football's 'sleeping giant'
After leaving Shelbourne, the coach has taken charge of Waterford ahead of the new season.
All time
'We definitely have eyes on the World Cup so these games are all about building foundations'
Robbie Henshaw says Ireland need to build on last week’s victory over New Zealand.
Jesse Lingard determined to secure regular football in bid for World Cup place
The Manchester United forward has played just 45 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.
‘We have a brilliant squad - we want to win every trophy we can’
Munster’s Craig Casey is aiming high this season.
'You want to be performing to a level where it’s not up for debate, you just have to be picked'
Ulster’s Eric O’Sullivan is eager to push his game on and hit new targets in his career.
'It's in our hands now' - Leinster's win could be key in race for Pro14 final spot
Leo Cullen’s side landed an important victory in the battle for top spot in Conference A.
Jose Mourinho demands more goals after Tottenham impress against Leeds
Spurs’ shackles were off as Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Toby Alderweireld secured a comfortable win.
Ex-Ireland U21 international still dreaming of Premier League future
Tommie Hoban has been a stalwart for Aberdeen this season.
'It's a big carrot that we can be the first Irish team ever to qualify for the U21s'
Zack Elbouzedi is hoping to help inspire wins over Iceland and Luxembourg, which should be enough to see Ireland reach the Euros.
'If you’re playing well enough for Connacht, you’re going to get picked for Ireland'
23-year-old back row Paul Boyle has been in strong form for the westerners in recent seasons.
Ireland youngster wants to 'affect the game' more
Brighton midfielder Jayson Molumby admits he is far from the finished product.
Beirne's Munster ambition burns bright as he gets set for first clash with Scarlets
The Kildare man is set to face his old team for the first time since joining Munster.
Cullen challenges his Leinster side to move to another level
A second double in three years is on the cards after Leinster moved past Munster in Friday’s Pro14 semi-final.
Ex-Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge keen on Premier League return
The star has based himself in Los Angeles to continue his training.
'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot
The national team head coach is excited about the new ‘Eight Nations’ tournament this autumn.
Virgil van Dijk says Premier League win could help Liverpool reach ‘next level’
The imperious Holland centre back is itching to drag the Reds across the line.
Mauricio Pochettino 'wants to manage Spurs' again
The Argentine left Spurs in November, six months after leading them to the Champions League final.
'I'd look at Tadhg Beirne and think, 'There's someone I'd love to replicate''
Former Munster scrum-half John Poland is now with the New England Free Jacks in the US.
No more excuses for Ireland Women - they need to start getting the results
Captain Ciara Griffin says ‘you can talk as much as you want but actions give you answers.’
'I've been in Six Nations squads and never played, so hopefully that can change'
Ulster man Rob Herring is making a strong push to claim Ireland’s number two jersey.
'I am not here to be a rival to Ronaldo but I want to play until 40' - Ribery
The 36-year-old has signed for Serie A side Fiorentina.
Jordan Henderson makes Liverpool Premier League title pledge
The Reds are determined to bring a 30-year wait for top-flight glory to a close.
Dalot determined to be first choice at Man United amid links to €56 million Palace star
The 20-year-old expects his second season at Old Trafford to be more productive, despite talk of Aaron Wan-Bissaka joining the Red Devils.
Rodgers: 'Even as a young boy, Raheem always knew he wanted to be the best'
Sterling’s move from Liverpool to Manchester City made him unpopular, but Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers knows it has paid off for the forward.
'When I was a young lad I used to only go to Kilkenny games. You wouldn’t be going to Carlow matches'
Martin Kavanagh says his side is looking forward to a local derby with the Cats in the Leinster SHC.