Dublin: 3 °C Thursday 30 November, 2023

# Reaction

This week
26th November 2023 - 30th November 2023
Rowntree proud of 'massive' performance after Munster come up short in Dublin
The Munster boss felt there was a lot to like about his team’s display despite defeat to Leinster on Saturday.
This month
November 2023
'Ireland have never beaten a tier 1 team in an away game... It's bloody hard'
Stephen Kenny reflected on another disappointing loss, while Matt Doherty backed the manager to stay on.
'We are the best in the league at them' - Set pieces make all the difference in Pat's Cup triumph
Hear from both managers after Pat’s beat Bohs 3-1 in the FAI Cup final.
Spurs manager Postecoglou laments VAR’s impact after Chelsea defeat
A total of 21 minutes were added on at the end of each half.
Wilkins thrilled with manner of Connacht win as McFarland looks for response against Munster
‘I’m really proud of the lads, and I think we deserved the win, albeit in a different way to the previous weeks.’
Pep Guardiola responds to Roy Keane criticism
The manager was seen talking to Erling Haaland after last Sunday’s 3-0 Manchester derby win at Old Trafford.
Last month
October 2023
'Probably the most wild game I've ever been part of... we were playing in a monsoon'
Ireland beat Albania 1-0 – and secured Nations League promotion – amidst dreadful conditions in a marathon match in Shkodër this evening.
'Castlehaven is a special place. If you don't play football, you're nearly the odd one out'
Michael Hurley and Mark Collins reflect on Castlehaven’s club success.
'It’s a fantastic story' - From AIL and day job to Leinster debut
Dylan Donnellan earned his provincial bow against the Sharks.
Ireland's centurion savours a 'special' night
Captain for the evening Diane Caldwell made her 100th appearance as Ireland comfortably beat Albania.
QPR boss criticises Irish defender for 'naive moment'
Jimmy Dunne’s dismissal proved costly as West Brom eased to a 2-0 victory.
'He showed personality' - Ten Hag praises Onana after penalty heroics
Goalkeeper saved win for United in emotional first home game since the death of Bobby Charlton.
'It has been a long time coming. There have been some really, really tough days'
Munster’s Andrew Conway has returned to action after a 16-month injury ordeal.
'It showed our youngsters the level they need to aspire to... they'll be better for the experience'
A more experienced Glasgow put Leinster’s youngsters to the sword in Sunday’s URC clash.
'The manager cares so much and puts everything into this. We definitely want to get behind him'
Mikey Johnston and Callum Robinson insist boss Stephen Kenny has support of Ireland squad.
'The players were written off. People said we wouldn't get out of the pool' - England march on
Steve Borthwick hailed his England side as they booked a World Cup semi-final spot.
'They were going with a cut-and-paste attack, doing the same sort of things'
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster said he was confident his team would withstand Ireland’s late attacking assault at the Stade de France.
Greece's clinical edge the difference between two sides - Kenny
Gus Poyet meanwhile said he avoided seeking out Keith Andrews for a handshake so as to avoid making a scene.
New VAR guidelines to be used in Premier League this weekend
It comes following a week of controversy after miscommunication between officials led to a Liverpool goal being wrongly disallowed for offside.
September 2023
'A great player' - Blackburn boss praises Ireland's Moran
The Irish U21 international scored two and created another two in Blackburn’s Carabao Cup thrashing of Cardiff.
Plenty of positives but improvement eyed as interim Ireland boss coy on future
Eileen Gleeson, Katie McCabe and Denise O’Sullivan on tonight’s 4-0 win over Hungary.
'Special' Aviva Stadium showdown about much more than football
The Republic of Ireland enjoyed a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in their historic Nations League opener.
'The past is the past... Nothing makes me prouder than playing for Ireland'
Tyler Toland keen to move on after impressive end to four-year international exile.
Mickey Harte left Louth for Derry to 'win one more All-Ireland'
Louth chairman says move is a ‘real kick in the teeth’.
Eddie Jones says Australia ‘under the pump’ heading into crunch Wales showdown
The Wallabies suffered a shock 22-15 defeat to Fiji at the weekend.
Kenny says he will see out Euros campaign as Ireland left hoping for a play-off
Dutch manager Ronald Koeman, meanwhile, had some praise for Ronald Koeman.
'We can’t just let this now be it. We can’t just let it fade away'
Defiant Nathan Collins throws full support behind manager Stephen Kenny after latest Euro 2024 qualifying defeat.
'We could have lost convincingly but the players never gave in'
Ireland boss Stephen Kenny praises side after France defeat as attention turns to Sunday’s must-win clash with the Netherlands.
Jorge Vilda says Spain sacking ‘unfair’ after World Cup win
Vilda’s side beat England to lift the trophy in Sydney.
'I haven't got gum shields or boxing gloves so I'll stay away from it'
Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley won’t attend what is predicted to be a contentious club AGM today.
August 2023
Ten Hag hails Man Utd character after 'horror' start against Forest
United fell 2-0 down against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford.
'To be disappointed with fourth in the world is probably a good thing'
Mageean taking positives from her best-ever season as she looks ahead to the 2024 Olympics.
Gary Neville condemns ‘pretty horrible’ Man Utd handling of Mason Greenwood case
United announced on Monday that Greenwood will leave the club by mutual agreement.
Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool's €19 million debutant
The Reds boss admitted Wataru Endo would have had “no clue what to do” tactically.
Steve Borthwick hopes for quick outcome on Billy Vunipola and Owen Farrell
Farrell watched from the stands in Dublin as England slipped to a meek loss compounded by the second-half red card of Saracens team-mate.
'We were bullied in Parnell Park': Dublin recover for All-Ireland glory
Mick Bohan’s Dubs powered past Kerry to regain the Brendan Martin Cup yesterday.
'It was a bit clunky' - Farrell reflects on mixed Ireland performance
The Ireland head coach also provided an update on injured trio Jack Conan, Craig Casey and Jimmy O’Brien.
July 2023
'My last two performances haven't been the best. I hold myself accountable for that'
Denise O’Sullivan enjoyed playing in a more advanced role against Nigeria.
Jack O'Connor: 'We were hoping that we would get him up the steps after the tough year'
Jack O’Connor offered his reaction to Kerry’s two-point loss.
James McCarthy: 'Maybe it’s my last time, I’m not sure'
Nine-time All-Ireland winner will take stock over the coming months.