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# belief - Today’s News

'We’ve beaten Dublin before and have no fear of them' - Orchard eye another Gaelic games upset

Armagh face the three-in-a-row All-Ireland champions in today’s semi-final – and the underdog tag suits them just fine.

# belief - Saturday 21 November, 2020

'We have what it takes to turn England over and put them to the sword'

Despite losing yet again to England, Iain Henderson believes Ireland can end that run at the Aviva in next year’s Six Nations.

# belief - Monday 2 November, 2020

'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'

CJ Stander believes Ireland have ‘turned a corner’ despite their defeat in Paris.

# belief - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Ireland aim to complete Italian job and get third home win of the season

Adam Griggs’ side are on a revenge mission after losing 29-27 to Italy last year.

# belief - Saturday 15 August, 2020

'I can help this club into the Premier League,' says Sean Maguire after signing new Preston deal

The Irish international has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension.

# belief - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Guardiola feels Premier League should be suspended if coronavirus chaos continues

As a growing number of football matches are scheduled to take place without fans, the Man City boss has suggested suspending the season.

# belief - Monday 10 February, 2020

Ireland 'starting to buy into how good we could potentially be' just in time for England showdown

Adam Griggs’ side sit top of the Women’s Six Nations table after yesterday’s bonus-point win over Wales.

# belief - Saturday 18 January, 2020

'I'd like to think I am' - Cooney feels ready for a Six Nations start for Ireland

The Ulster scrum-half is brimming with energy and belief in a superb run of form with Ulster.

# belief - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'Sterling has an unshakable faith in God and in the fact that his own talent is God-given'

An extract from a new book explains how Pep Guardiola transformed the winger into a world-class star.

# belief - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'In South Africa, pressure is having a close relative who is murdered' - Erasmus

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus explains how his team embraced any pressure at the World Cup.

# belief - Friday 18 October, 2019

Sexton: 'We've been reared on knock-out rugby... we should use our experiences'

The Ireland out-half travelled to Tokyo Stadium without his team-mates today.

'It shows you that they're human' - Chicago changed everything for Ireland

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray underlined the confidence within Joe Schmidt’s squad.

# belief - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Schmidt 'incredibly positive' for Ireland as he hopes for better refereeing

The Ireland boss has handed Johnny Sexton the ‘deserved honour’ of captaining the team.

# belief - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland

The Japanese squad have done their homework on Joe Schmidt’s squad.

# belief - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Italy building on Treviso efforts to 'break the chains' of old order

Dean Budd was part of the Benetton side who pushed Munster close at the business end of the Pro14 campaign.

# belief - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Munster underdogs again but feel they're 'a different animal' for Saracens clash

The southern province feel they have moved forward over the past two seasons.

# belief - Monday 4 February, 2019

Ireland can 'absolutely' still win the Six Nations - Peter O'Mahony

The vice-captain is not getting carried away after one defeat.

# belief - Monday 5 November, 2018

Fearless Jordan Larmour lifts off with scintillating Chicago hat-trick

The 21-year-old says no one in the Ireland squad fears the All Blacks.

# belief - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'The turning point': Ex-Ireland rugby international played a key role in World Cup success

Gary Longwell’s work with the women’s hockey team as a performance coach has been widely praised.

# belief - Friday 3 August, 2018

Sane: Man City getting closer to winning Champions League

22-year-old Sane says winning the European crown is Man City’s main target this season.

# belief - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'I think they can go there and surprise Barcelona:' Chelsea legend Zola

Gianfranco Zola suffered heartache at Camp Nou with Chelsea but believes Antonio Conte’s men have every chance of prevailing.

# belief - Sunday 4 February, 2018

'I'm sure we'll get a bit of stick for it in the review, for celebrating like footballers!'

Conor Murray says he knew Johnny Sexton’s drop goal was going over as soon as he hit it.

# belief - Monday 7 August, 2017

'No one thought we would beat New Zealand three years ago - anything can happen'

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan is well-placed to share her expertise ahead of WRWC 2017.

# belief - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'If you look at Wesley’s career, it’s about people giving him a chance'

It is a momentous week for Thomas Morgan and his more well-known cousin.

# belief - Monday 5 June, 2017

‘I knew I was a good player but the manager didn’t believe me’

Dismissed as a youngster, Jason Byrne tells The42 how he went on to become a League of Ireland legend.

# belief - Saturday 22 April, 2017

'We've got a few plans up our sleeve' - Munster hungry to upset Saracens

Rassie Erasmus feels this Champions Cup semi-final is a litmus tests for his team.

# belief - Monday 3 April, 2017

'Irish people aren't arrogant by nature but we've to tell ourselves we've earned it'

Munster are starting to believe as they face into a Champions Cup semi-final with Saracens.

# belief - Monday 23 January, 2017

Henshaw believes Leinster can 'go all the way' in the Champions Cup

The Ireland international was superb for Leo Cullen’s side in the draw against Castres.

# belief - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

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'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me'

In an extract from his autobiography, South African cricketing legend AB de Villiers discusses his faith.

# belief - Sunday 26 June, 2016

'They've installed something into the team' - Brady pays tribute to Keane and O'Neill

The Norwich star became the first Ireland player to score two goals at the Euros on Sunday.

# belief - Monday 28 March, 2016

'Rafa Benitez can save Newcastle from relegation' - Daryl Janmaat

The Magpies are confident of top flight survival now that the former Real Madrid boss is in charge, according to the 26-year-old defender.

# belief - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

'They’re capable of beating the All Blacks' - McCaw says Schmidt's Ireland must believe

The retired former New Zealand captain enjoyed 14 wins from 14 against Ireland as a player.

# belief - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Madigan has the confidence and quality to deliver for Ireland tomorrow

The 26-year-old will feel this moment has always been coming.

# belief - Friday 9 October, 2015

Letter from France camp: Les Blues incredibly confident for Ireland clash

Philippe Saint-André’s men are utterly firm in their belief they will beat Ireland on Sunday.

# belief - Friday 27 February, 2015

Keith Wood: Expectation on Ireland 'not as much of a danger as in times past'

The legendary hooker is finding it difficult to pick out a winner for Sunday’s clash with England.

# belief - Friday 12 December, 2014

'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.

# belief - Friday 5 December, 2014

'This is something we can actually win; this is a bid to win' - Enda Kenny

There was an air of confidence as the IRFU’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was launched in Armagh.

# belief - Saturday 22 November, 2014

There's no doubt Schmidt is one of the best in the business - O'Connell

Ireland’s captain says there has been little talk of a win, but more focus on improving against the Wallabies.

# belief - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Leinster's Heaslip: 'If I was allowed, I'd always bet on myself'

The eastern province’s captain says his side aren’t feeling additional pressure as their European campaign looms.

# belief - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Analysis: Jackman's Grenoble bringing French flair back to the Top 14

We use GIFs, screenshots and videos to examine the exciting attacking play of Grenoble so far this season.

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