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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# mindset

This year
'We have massive belief' - Ireland's Doris sets sights on All Blacks
The 25-year-old number eight believes there’s lots more to come from him.
'What is preventing us from being successful? What is helping us to be successful?'
Gary Keegan, Irish rugby’s performance coach, explained how the culture in Irish boxing changed during a podcast interview with The 42 in 2020.
'That's the icing on the cake now rather than the whole cake' - POC
The Ireland forwards coach admires how Irish players rely on emotions less these days.
'That’s not a one-off' - Ireland have total belief in their resilience
Andy Farrell’s men did enough to lose the game in the first quarter, but they won.
'I was on the sideline and begging them to keep the ball in play'
Ireland boss Andy Farrell was pleased with how his side kept playing against Romania.
Farrell asks Ireland to invoke spirit of Croker as he says 'desperation is an illness'
The Ireland head coach wants his team to attack tomorrow’s game with clear heads.
Last year
'You've got to take it personally, otherwise you don't really care, do you?'
Alan O’Connor has become a leader at Ulster and knows a balance needs to be struck in the post-mortem of that damaging Leinster defeat.
All time
Analysis: Limerick man Prendergast's influence getting best from Racing stars
The 43-year-old has earned an ever-growing reputation in French rugby.
Conway striking mental balance to mount intense push for World Cup place
‘You’re thinking of the performance you want to put in. If you put in the performance you want, then it won’t be my last shot.’
Brainwave giving Connacht's Carty added edge in magnificent season
The out-half says he has exceeded his own expectations in the last 12 months.
Cooney proud of overcoming struggles and potholes to make international mark
The scrum-half had a nightmare journey to meet with Ulster before his switch from Connacht.
'I've been in Ireland for 18 years, I love the country, but in football there is a lot of negativity'
UCD U19s boss Maciej Tarnogrodzki offers his thoughts on the development of young Irish players.
‘If you strip it all back in rugby, it’s who hits who the hardest’
We spoke to Dan Leavy about his mindset, physicality and breakdown skills.
'Hopefully, it's a bit of blueprint for other teams because it's an attractive style'
Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac wants to see more teams adopting an attacking approach.
'We can be too critical of ourselves, overly humble': Munster take confidence from their journey
Niall Scannell looks back to the ‘worst weeks of the year’ when he and his team-mates had nothing to train for.
Munster man Conway's mindset shift brings long-awaited Ireland honours
The 25-year-old won his first Ireland cap this year and will tour under Joe Schmidt next month.
'It's part of our DNA' - Cullen excited to see Leinster take on Kiwi spirit
The eastern province have been thrilling to watch in attack at times this season.
Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray
The Limerick man can call on recent experience of beating the Kiwis.
'You don’t want to be surviving. You want to be setting the impetus'
Donnacha Ryan will be looking to lead from the front for Ireland tomorrow.
Leinster's ambitious van der Flier aiming to match Armitage and the world's best opensides
The 22-year-old is not content merely to win Leinster caps; he wants to dominate games.
'Are you willing to do everything, knowing you may not play a minute of the World Cup?'
Ireland legend Lynne Cantwell says Joe Schmidt will have his side completely focused on ‘the controllables’.
SOB: 'It was probably immature, thinking I could get away with that'
The Ireland and Leinster back row says his professionalism has totally changed since the 2011 World Cup.
Analysis: Ronan O'Gara's defence lifting Racing to new heights
The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.
'Winning is not our primary focus' - Carolan drives development with Ireland U20s
The Connacht academy manager outlines the philosophy that will shape his Ireland U20s team.
Matt O'Connor has 'opened up' Leinster's game - Jamie Heaslip
The eastern province’s captain says his side are being pushed to be less ‘robotic’ by their Australian coach.
'A few times in my career there was no light at the end of the tunnel'
Munster lock Dave Foley won his first Ireland caps last month and has just signed a new IRFU contract.
'People have everything they need already inside them'
Dr. Mike Gervais has worked with the Seattle Seahawks, Felix Baumgartner and a host of other world-class athletes.
What can rugby learn from the World Cup success of Chile?’s rugby department has been viewing the action from Brazil with an open mind.
'I'd always looked at Leinster as being the role model' - Gregor Townsend
The Glasgow Warriors coach tells about his coaching journey ahead of his side’s clash with Munster.
'Louth are unique... they don’t expect to do well' -- Wee County boss on managing expectations
Aidan O’Rourke says his players ‘don’t quite realise how talented they are.’
Chris Henry: 'I think there's a lot more to come from this group of players'
Ireland’s openside flanker had an outstanding championship as he thrived under Joe Schmidt’s coaching.
'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.
Australia won the battle of the body language - Ronan O'Gara
The RTÉ analyst had an interesting view on why Ireland lost this evening in Dublin.