# Confidence

Last month
October 2023
Ireland failed in World Cup mission but have best foundations ever
The feelings of despondency and despair linger on but there is cause for optimism.
This year
Jones: Australia good enough to launch 'smash and grab' for World Cup
The new Wallabies coach believes his side are good enough to upset the competition later this year.
Last year
Ten Hag: 'Fitness and mood' have kept Sancho out of United team
Sancho has been working on his own fitness programme during the World Cup break with a coach in the Netherlands.
'Ross came up to me with a little smile on his face, I knew that was a good sign'
James Ryan was delighted to see his Leinster teammate Ross Byrne nail a match-winning penalty against Australia on Saturday.
'He phoned me up a year ago' - The call that says it all about Jack Crowley
The Munster man rang Ireland attack coach Mike Catt out of the blue before he was even in the squad.
Johnson Government tables confidence motion in itself after blocking Labour bid
Johnson is expected to open the debate due to take place on Monday.
'I think we can go and win it' - Duffy setting Irish ambitions high for 2022
The defender has echoed his manager’s belief that Ireland can win their Nations League group, using Saturday’s friendly with Belgium as preparation.
All time
Sterling says England should fear nobody in next round of Euro 2020
The hosts have topped Group D after beating the Czech republic at Wembley.
Bale talks up Welsh 'heart and desire' after 5th straight home competitive victory
Daniel James headed home the winner against the Czech Republic nine minutes from time.
'That rat poison in the media... We try to keep it out of the players' heads'
England boss Eddie Jones has criticised some of the negative coverage of his team.
Meet 'the boss', Arsenal's unwanted 19-year-old defender
William Saliba has been sent back to France by The Gunners.
Ireland draft in high-performance coach Gary Keegan to work on mental skills
Keegan was a key figure in the transformation of Irish boxing.
Daryl Horgan is trying to stop 'beating myself up'
The Ireland winger was recently recalled to the squad by Stephen Kenny.
Pep Guardiola optimistic City's Champions League ban will be overturned
The Sky Blues are set to find out whether their appeal has been successful on 13 July.
'I realised at that point that it's not a nice place to be or a healthy thing to do'
Ireland and Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale says the lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for him.
Can Ireland overcome an England team recovering from the 'burden of defeat'?
Losing a World Cup final can ‘twist your thinking,’ according to the 60-year-old Australian.
'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.
Man United can beat anyone - Harry Maguire
The Red Devils centre-back believes his side will be among the best in the Premier League if they are able to find some consistency.
De Jong: I never doubted I could play alongside Messi and Suarez at Barcelona
The 22-year-old Netherlands international initially struggled for form after moving from Ajax in the summer, but he now feels well settled in.
Joe Schmidt has transformed Ireland's approach to facing the All Blacks
‘I think it provokes excitement, it provokes a little bit of anxiety.’
'I see absolutely no similarities to 2007' - Best keeping the faith in Ireland
The Ireland skipper says it’s important not to let negativity seep into the squad in Japan.
'I get a pretty good feeling from the camp and it gives me a little bit of confidence'
Joe Schmidt is on the eve of his final tournament in charge of Ireland.
'It hurts right now. That's a big score to offer up' - Schmidt looks towards Wales
After a hammering in Twickenham, Ireland must face into a trip to Cardiff next weekend.
Taoiseach has ‘absolute confidence’ in Kehoe after navy ship claims
Kehoe became embroiled in confusion over the weekend when he said two vessels were docked for maintenance reasons and not for staff shortages.
'Do I think I should be playing at Manchester United now? Yes'
Dean Henderson has proved his worth during loan spells elsewhere and believes he is ready for a first-team role with the Red Devils.
Beirne and O'Brien remain part of Schmidt's thinking amidst 'different brief'
The Ireland head coach says this Six Nations has partly been about ‘posing a few questions to players’.
'Elite athletes are no different to any other punter in the world'
Ireland fullback Rob Kearney feels one set-piece attack can result in Joe Schmidt’s side regaining their confidence.
'The players were a bit broken by the fallout from the England game'
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt says he’s worried, just like he was last year.
AC Milan's new €35 million man insists he was 'born ready'
Having supported the club as a boy, Krzysztof Piatek is raring to get going at San Siro.
'Spurs believe they are good enough to win the league'
Harry Winks thinks his side can catch up with their rivals this season and challenge for the Premier League title.
We'll qualify for Euro 2020 because I'm good - O'Neill
The Ireland boss also addressed suggestions that Roy Keane could return to club management soon.
The creation and cultivation of confidence: How these high-profile women do it
Having a crisis of confidence?
Opinion: How to stay steady in turbulent world - without blaming others
It’s easy to let a topsy-turvy day get to you. But author Peter Bregman writes about a way to get centred and back in control.
'100%, I have full belief that we will qualify for this next tournament coming up'
Despite the failure to qualify for the World Cup, there was a feel-good factor about Ireland’s 4-0 win in Tallaght last night.
Caroline Foran: 6 ways to challenge perfectionist thinking
For a healthy perfectionist, failure won’t necessarily be celebrated – let’s not expect miracles – but it won’t pin them down like a gigantic paperweight, writes Caroline Foran.
Fabinho backs Liverpool to win title, dreams of luring Mbappe to Anfield
The Reds finished 25 points behind City in fourth place last term.
French President will travel to Russia 'when' team reach World Cup quarter-finals
Emmanuel Macron is confident the side will at least get to the last eight.
Why confidence is essential in the modern workplace - even if you’re not on the front line
Barry O’Loughlin of Nostra on why clear, confident communication is a must.
How to delegate tasks effectively and boost productivity
Delegation is essential – but it’s not easy.
Get your voice heard: How to be more assertive in meetings
Use your body language and choose words carefully.