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# Reaction

This week
4th June 2023 - 9th June 2023
# Golf
McIlroy: Saudi, PGA Tour deal 'good for professional golf'
He is one of the staunchest critics of LIV Golf since the rebel circuit launched,
# Reaction
McIlroy: Saudi, PGA Tour deal 'good for professional golf'
He is one of the staunchest critics of LIV Golf since the rebel circuit launched,
'My own country thought it was acceptable to lock up unmarried mothers as late as 1996'
LIV merger exposes McIlroy and his PGA peers as pawns in callous corporate game
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Reaction
Man United 'broken' after FA Cup final defeat
The Red Devils were second best in the London sunshine as Premier League champions City remained on course for a treble.
# Reaction
Cork boss Cleary: 'How it's a penalty is beyond me. Very harsh decision'
Cork lost out by two points in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
# Reaction
'Huge disappointment' - Roscommon rue Dublin draw
Davy Burke was disappointed not to have won, despite the Rossies grabbing draw late on.
# Reaction
Hansen says jeered Folau 'can't be punished for life'
The outspoken Christian was sacked by Rugby Australia in 2019 after a social media post warning ‘hell awaits’ gay people.
# Reaction
'Another fantastic milestone' - Kiely hails Limerick players as they reach Munster final
Limerick advance to face Clare in the Munster decider on Sunday 11 June.
Last month
May 2023
# Champions League Bound
Newcastle have ‘shot ahead of schedule’ with top-four finish – Eddie Howe
A goalless draw with Leicester clinched Champions League qualification for the Magpies last night.
# Reaction
Jack O'Connor: 'It's a big wake up call for us. No excuses'
The Kerry manager had no complaints with the result in Killarney.
# Reaction
'I'm not going to cry' - Xabi Alonso
Meanwhile, Leverkusen midfielder Kerem Demirbay accused Jose Mourinho of using ‘ugly’ defensive tactics.
# Reaction
'A harsh lesson, but not the end of the world' - Louth manager Mickey Harte
The Wee county were ‘battered’ by Dublin in yesterday’s Leinster final.
# Reaction
'We always feared it was going to be a tricky week, we're pleased to be through it'
Leinster boss Leo Cullen gives his reaction to the province’s 35-5 defeat of the Sharks.
# West's awake
'I don’t think many people gave us a chance but we were confident'
Andy Friend and Jack Carty believe Connacht can be better in next weekend’s semi-final.
# Reaction
'We just felt it was time to try Stephen' - Cluxton's return for 'off-colour' Dubs
Dessie Farrell’s side kept their 13 in-a-row Leinster bid intact against Kildare yesterday.
April 2023
# Frustration
Glenn Ryan: 'It's meant to be a neutral venue, they say. It's not'
The Kildare boss cut a frustrated figure after his side’s Leinster semi-final defeat to Dublin.
# Reaction
Davy Fitz: 'It was absolutely terrible. We have no one to look at only ourselves'
A 0-27 to 0-18 loss for Waterford today at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
# Focus
Cullen to 'tweak the team' as Leinster target Champions Cup and URC double
The Leinster boss was pleased with the support at the Aviva Stadium today.
# Reaction
'I am a bit miffed we didn’t sneak a win at the end' - Rowntree praises Munster fightback
URC quarter-final ties have been confirmed.
# Unimpressed
Ten Hag blasts Man United players after Sevilla thrashing
After a 2-2 quarter-final first-leg draw at Old Trafford the Red Devils were soundly thumped at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
# Reaction
John Higgins welcomes heightened security at Crucible amid fear of more protests
The four-time champion believes the measures will put off any ‘copycats’ after Monday’s disruption.
# Reaction
'This club is going to be back' - Frank Lampard says Chelsea will rise again
The Blues face the prospect of a first season without European competition since 2016/17.
# Must do better
Erik ten Hag demands more from €92 million man Antony
The Brazilian scored one goal and set up another at Nottingham Forest.
# Reaction
'We have to build towards having a team that’s full of character'
Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard insists players must react positively to defeat at home to Brighton yesterday.
# Reaction
'This result was huge for us' - Rowntree proud as Munster apply lessons from Durban
‘We had frank conversations after that game against the Sharks,’ said the Munster boss.
# Reaction
Jon Rahm dedicates Masters success to late idol Seve Ballesteros
‘For me to get it done on the 40th anniversary of his win, his birthday, on Easter Sunday, it’s incredibly meaningful.’
# Reaction
'It's massive' - Clare boss hails Munster win over Cork as biggest of his reign
Cillian Rouine was the match-winner for the Banner in Ennis today.
# Home truths
David Moyes under pressure at West Ham after Newcastle ‘spanking’
Meanwhile, Erik ten Hag was satisfied as Man United bounced back with an ‘important win’ over Brentford.
# Reaction
Padraic Joyce: 'Either implement the rules or not. That’s not sour grapes'
Galway lost out by three points in yesterday’s Allianz Division 1 league final to Mayo.
# Reaction
'I’d lead it myself if I got a chance, but no, we can’t. The optics would be wrong'
No celebrations for league champions Mayo with a Connacht championship tie next Sunday.
# Reaction
'I may never celebrate with players' - Tuchel
The coach oversaw a 4-2 win in his first game in charge of Bayern Munich.
# suftum
'We gave everything we had but just not quite good enough' - McFarland
The Ulster head coach was proud of his side’s physical effort against Leinster.
# Reaction
'It’s going to be a great test' - Cullen looking forward to another date with Tigers
Leinster are set to take on Leicester Tigers in the Champions Cup quarter-finals next weekend.
March 2023
# Reaction
'We have to get 6 points' - No margin for error as Ireland look ahead to June qualifiers
Chiedozie Ogbene says Stephen Kenny’s side should take encouragement from their performance against France on Monday.
# Reaction
Kenny: 'Out of this world' save denied Ireland on a night when Mbappe was shackled
Reaction from Stephen Kenny and Didier Deschamps.
# Reaction
'It was a chaotic week' - Stand-in manager Aidan O'Rourke unsure of Donegal future
O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley took charge of the squad on an interim basis after Paddy Carr resigned as manager last week.
# Reaction
Graham Rowntree: 'I'm not going to sugar coat it. That wasn't us, we have to do better'
Munster head coach says if you ‘lose collisions both side of the ball, you’re going to lose the game’.
# Reaction
'You feel you have let people down' - Ireland have a lot to learn after heavy Wales defeat
Greg McWilliams said his squad would work tirelessly to show an improvement against France next week.
# Reaction
'No suggestion of any misconduct relating to Karl' - Donegal to seek Lacey's return to academy
The county has become embroiled in controversy in recent weeks.
# Reaction
Kenny pleased but 'not euphoric' with Latvia win
Ireland squandered an early two-goal lead but rescued a 3-2 win at the Aviva Stadium.
# Reaction
Spurs boss Conte hits out - 'I see selfish players that don’t want to help each other'
The Spurs boss produced an astonishing 10-minute rant about the mentality of his ‘selfish’ players at St Mary;s.