# Confident

This month
May 2023
# Confident
Victor Vito's former La Rochelle teammates have 'blueprint' to retain Champions Cup
Absence of Johnny Sexton could be a telling factor as the game wears on, former All Black says.
# Confident
'We feel unstoppable at the Etihad' – Jack Grealish eyes Champions League final
Manchester City return to their home ground level at 1-1 after the first leg of their semi-final against Real Madrid.
This year
# looking ahead
Leinster CEO confident funding available for €50 million RDS redevelopment
Shane Nolan hopes this plan will go ahead in the not-too-distant future.
# Confident
'It will demand almost perfection' - Mikel Arteta ready for Gunners' title charge
Arsenal now have 47 points from their opening 18 games.
Last year
# Confident
'Nobody’s ruled out' - Farrell will back key players against Springboks despite injury concerns
The Ireland head coach is optimistic of having a number of players who are recovering from injury available for selection next week.
Biden says he 'can beat' former US president Donald Trump again
He stopped short of announcing a bid for a second term.
# Confident
'Sure we'll have a go at everything' - Gaffney hails Bradley influence as Rovers ride high
As the Hoops prepare to continue their European journey with a group stage campaign, influential striker insists domestic focus must now return.
# Confident
'We believe we can build momentum' – Stuart Armstrong says Scotland can kick on against Ireland
The Scots started their Nations League campaign with a win against Armenia.
# Confident
Harry Kane feels free as he eyes record-breaking achievement
The striker is currently on 49 England goals, four behind Wayne Rooney.
All time
# Confident
Manchester United are ready to win trophies – Bruno Fernandes
United finished second in the Premier League and lost the Europa League final on penalties last season.
# Confident
'I feel in a better place than leading into the last couple of Masters' - Spieth
A tie for 46th in November’s rescheduled Masters was the American’s worst finish in seven appearances at Augusta.
# Confidence
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.
# consistency
Jurgen Klopp confident intensity will not drop in behind-closed-doors matches
Players are now allowed to train in small, socially-distant sessions lasting no longer than 75 minutes.
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'I think they’re streets ahead of everybody' - Owen Mulligan backing Tyrone for Ulster championship
The retired Red Hand forward also has firm views on the style of play his former team should employ.
# Confident
'Camp Nou is not a temple': Klopp will not be intimidated by Barca Champions League visit
The Reds manager is not worried about the prospect of playing in the Catalans’ stadium, which has been a fortress this year in Europe.
# making progress
Erasmus: Springboks can win the World Cup after pushing All Blacks
South Africa finished second in this year’s Rugby Championship.
# Confident
'If we stopped Messi, Eriksen and Kane, we can stop Mbappe and Griezmann too'
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic is confident of his side’s chances in this weekend’s World Cup final against France.
# Champion
Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins
Williams became the oldest champion since 45-year-old Ray Reardon triumphed in 1978.
# Confident
Man City 'keeper Ederson: 'I want to score before the end of the season'
The Brazilian has admitted that he is desperate to get on the scoresheet this term.
# Confident
Plans in place to deliver Springbok success - Erasmus
South Africa’s coaches and players are aware of what they must do in the June internationals, according to Rassie Erasmus.
# Confident
Saunders 'ready' for Canelo-GGG showdown
The English boxer made a second defence of his World Boxing Organisation middleweight title against Willie Monroe Jr.
# Personal finances
Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession
Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe, overtaking the UK for the first time in almost nine years.
# Confident
Rooney: Only Messi or Ronaldo could break my Man United record
The striker left Old Trafford as the record goalscorer this summer and he cannot imagine his name being knocked off the charts any time soon.
# Confident
Gardaí confident they will bring Michael Keogh's killers to justice
Gardaí have also said they believe they have stopped at least 20 feud murders.
# Jerusalem
Donald Trump is the first sitting US president to visit the Western Wall
Trump vowed to make ‘the ultimate deal’ with Israel and Palestine during his presidential campaign last year.
# Confident
Trump trademarks 2020 campaign slogan: 'Keep America Great'
It covers usage from bumper stickers to clothing to fundraising.
# Confident
Carbery a picture of calm on his dream Ireland debut against the All Blacks
‘It’s a dream come true to play against them and to win for the first time ever.’
# Confident
'I am unplayable' - West Ham striker Andy Carroll is feeling confident
The English forward scored a stunning hat-trick in West Ham’s 3-3 draw at home at the weekend.
# built for it
'Swing Low really got rid of the nerves' - Ireland's debutants make impact
Josh van der Flier and Ultan Dillane were proud after making their Test bows.
# Confident
Lance Armstrong on the $100 million fraud lawsuit against him: 'We like our case'
The former cyclist is feeling bullish.
# Decision time
IABA 'very confident' Billy Walsh's future will be resolved soon
The Irish coach has been linked with USA’s women’s boxing programme.
# belief
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.
# Cam Awesome
'I thought I looked amazing': You'd never guess 'The Taylor Swift of boxing' lost his fight
‘I would have given myself that fight if I was a judge,’ says the magnificent Cam Awesome.
# Confident
McGregor offered to bet $3 million on the result of his UFC 189 bout
Mendes will be stopped in the second round, according to McGregor’s bank account.
# Bullish
Paulie's Champions Cup quarter-final prediction should make Leinster fans more confident
The towering second row is backing Matt O’Connor’s men to see off Bath.
# Confident
'After 11 years as a player and this is my seventh year as a coach - I'm used to pressure'
Tom Tierney was confident of achieving success with the Ireland women’s team.
# hot takes
Irish fans won't like this Welsh journalist's comments about 'lump it in the air' Ireland
Ireland play Wales in two weeks time and already opinions are flying around.
# Confident
Liverpool have clicked into last season's form - Brendan Rodgers
The Merseyside club’s manager is delighted with the performances of Raheem Sterling.
# street sign
Fergie remains confident over United future, gets his own street sign
“It’s a great, great football club. And I still think that a lot of our young fans don’t remember that there were bad days,” he said today.
# lost in translation
'No one will wet their pants if we've to take penalties' - Thomas Müller
Looks like penalties aren’t going to scare Bayern Munich on Saturday.