# belief

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# LOI Legends
‘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.
'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.
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'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.
# Contenders
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.
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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.
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'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.
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'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.
# The master
'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.
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Madigan has the confidence and quality to deliver for Ireland tomorrow
The 26-year-old will feel this moment has always been coming.
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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.
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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.
# No Nonsense
'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.
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'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.
# Mr Rugby
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.
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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.
# Jouez
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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'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.
# 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.
# Tactics
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.
# mindset
'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.
# we can dream
Ireland's (hypothetical) route to Rugby World Cup glory
Here are Ireland’s potential routes to World Cup success in England in 2015.
# top two inches
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.
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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’.
# mentality
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.
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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.
# Education
Quinn: I'm not an aggressive secularist
The Minister for Education launched a public consultation on inclusiveness in primary schools today.
# Complaint
Bishops claim Mario Rosenstock sketch is "grossly offensive"
The Catholic Communications Office said that a recent sketch “is grossly offensive to all Catholics” as it shows a man spitting into a bucket before receiving Holy Communion.
# History
How holy ‘apparitions’ pressed pause on War of Independence
Visitations of the Virgin Mary to a teenage boy and ‘bleeding’ statues in Templemore, Co Tipperary seized the country – even causing Michael Collins to get involved in the mysterious case.
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Lampard hopes England can emulate Chelsea
The injured midfielder has urged his international colleagues to take inspiration from the Blues.
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England can win the Euros, says Rooney
The striker believes his country have got “the players and the quality”.
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Atheists criticise religion exam at student teacher college
Students at Hibernia College are given course notes which say atheism produced “the worst horrors history has ever witnessed”.
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Europe is threatened by 'militant secularism' - British Cabinet minister
A Conservative minister said that some athiests have the same intolerant instincts as authoritarian regimes.