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# belief - Yesterday’s News

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

'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me' Belief This post contains videos

'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.

# belief - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

'We could have panicked, but that's just not us' -- Ireland's try-scoring hero Alison Miller

‘We knew we had them’, says the flying winger of the four-time world champions.

# belief - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case Equality

Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case

The man was told by the council he could not talk about his religion with his colleagues or members of the public after a number of complaints.

# belief - Monday 10 March, 2014

Sexton trusts in Schmidt's game plan ahead of Parisian cup final

The Ireland out-half says he and his teammates will remain performance-focused despite what’s on the line.

# belief - Sunday 1 December, 2013

'If we do 100 things 1% better, we can be world champions'

World Cup winner Will Greenwood explains the philosophy that drove England to success.

# belief - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Ireland's (hypothetical) route to Rugby World Cup glory

Here are Ireland’s potential routes to World Cup success in England in 2015.

# belief - Monday 25 November, 2013

All Blacks' belief in their 'processes' got them over the line

Aaron Cruden and Ryan Crotty reveal the depth of confidence the Kiwis can count on in times of stress.

# belief - Friday 22 November, 2013

Paul O'Connell: We have the talent to beat the All Blacks

The Ireland captain has been backed up by head coach Joe Schmidt who says it will take an ‘incredible performance’.

Simon Hick column: Ireland must believe they can beat the All Blacks

The mindsets of supporters, players and management are essential to Ireland’s hopes of pulling off a shock win.

# belief - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Ireland's McGrath confident he can cope with All Blacks

The Leinster loosehead prop says he was gutted by Ireland’s weakness at scrum time against the Wallabies.

# belief - Monday 23 September, 2013

From Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist Education

Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist

The Minister for Education launched a public consultation on inclusiveness in primary schools today.

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