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# positives - Friday 3 April, 2020

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'

Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.

# positives - Sunday 22 September, 2019

'We were the better team' - Lampard on Liverpool loss

The Blues may have suffered another defeat at Stamford Bridge, but the coach is happy.

# positives - Monday 1 April, 2019

Pochettino hails Tottenham players as 'heroes' after Liverpool loss

Despite a last-gasp defeat on Sunday, the manager says his team deserve huge credit for their efforts this season.

# positives - Friday 7 September, 2018

Upbeat Henderson hoping Ulster can 'keep steering the ship in the right direction'

The northern province welcome Edinburgh to Kingspan Stadium tonight.

# positives - Monday 17 April, 2017

Play-off defeat always the hardest to swallow but Paul Dunne takes huge step forward

The Greystones golfer moves up to 20th in the Race to Dubai standings after earning a cheque for €277,770 in Morocco.

# positives - Monday 21 November, 2016

Schmidt frustrated at All Blacks defeat but views November as a success so far

The Ireland head coach rued the loss of three key men within the opening 22 minutes.

# positives - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Changes in Ireland team were a 'risk' but Tierney applauds character of the players

Ireland women’s rugby team have more lessons to take from their second November Test.

# positives - Monday 14 November, 2016

Losing 'one of the finest athletes' in Meath to the AFL but hope for the future with McEntee

Colm O’Rourke was speaking after Simonstown Gaels exited the Leinster club SFC yesterday.

# positives - Saturday 25 June, 2016

Missed chance and chances, red and more talking points from Ireland's defeat

Ireland will feel they missed their best-ever chance to win a series in South Africa.

# positives - Monday 20 June, 2016

'I’m still incredibly proud of how hard the players worked' - Joe Schmidt

There are plenty of positives for an Ireland side that may be running on empty after a gruelling campaign.

# positives - Friday 14 August, 2015

'I think he could put serious pressure on Mike Ross' - Paul Wallace on Nathan White

Despite injury concerns elsewhere, Wallace feels Nathan White’s return is a big positive for Ireland.

# positives - Sunday 31 May, 2015

'A season of lessons learned' - Munster confident they've made progress

Stand-in captain Denis Hurley admitted that Munster lost the Pro12 final with a desperately poor first half.

# positives - Saturday 16 May, 2015

'We have to celebrate what we've achieved' - Connacht's Pat Lam

The western province will play Gloucester in the Champions Cup qualification play-offs next weekend.

# positives - Friday 20 March, 2015

Troubled Limerick can be a force if the club, fans and community unite

A former chief executive of the Premier Division club, John O’Sullivan looks at the Blues’ current position — on and off-the-field — in his latest column.

# positives - Friday 30 May, 2014

'There has been genuine growth in the group' - Leinster coach Matt O'Connor

The Australian points to the fact that Leinster now have a ‘broader’ group heading into next season.