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Seven Of The Memorable Post-Match Interviews From Irish Sport In 2021

Seven Of The Memorable Post-Match Interviews From Irish Sport In 2021

It has been a memorable year for Irish sport in general, with players and coaches delivering not just on the field but off it too.

We've compiled a list of some of the funniest, most poignant, and unforgettable post-match interviews of 2021.

Natalya Coyle Speaks to RTE After Olympic Heartbreak

The showjumping section of the modern pentathlon in Tokyo 2021 was nothing shorts of a shambles. With athletes unable to choose their horse, it was a lottery whether the animal would ride well or refuse to jump.

Many of the top placed competitors were hampered by the rules, and Ireland's Coyle was one of them. A medal was well within her grasp before the showjumping, but a stubborn horse left her in 24th place after the event and out of contention.

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James Lowe Hits Back At Critics Following Ireland's Win Over the All Blacks

Lowe had come in for a heap of criticism following some defensive mishaps in the 2021 Six Nations. However, he had a phenomenal game against his native country, and in no uncertain terms let everyone know what he thought about it.

Kellie Harrington Reacts After Winning Gold

Ireland's boxing hero letting it all out after a legendary performance.

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Cork u20s Football Manager Keith Ricken Speaks To TG4

Following Cork's win over Kerry in the u20s Munster Championship semi-final, Ricken gave an interview that was respectful, engaging, level-headed, but also pure Cork.

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CJ Stander After His Final Game In Green

Ireland's South African son gave an emotional interview after Ireland's victory against England in the Six Nations. He played the game as he had played his entire career, with relentless energy and passion.

Ronan O'Gara On His Aims With La Rochelle

ROG has not only become one of the most sought-after coaches in the world, but also one of the most sought-after pundits. This interview following La Rochelle's defeat of Gloucester in the Champions Cup displayed O'Gara's knack for insightful and intelligent commentary on the game.

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Down's Ruairí O'Hare Shows That There Are More Important Things In Life

Following Down's victory over Monaghan in the Ulster U20 final, their captain Ruairí O'Hare gave a heartbreaking interview to TG4.

He offered his condolences to Monaghan after their captain Brendan Óg Duffy had been killed in a car crash two weeks previously, and also dedicated the win to his club mate and best friend Niall Laverty who passed away last year.

See Also: The Best Sporting Achievement From Every County In 2021

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