Leo Cullen

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Leo Cullen said : “When you lose to a team you have those fresh scars but it’s an interprovincial derby game, so I think there’s plenty of motivation at stake there anyway,” External link

irishtimes Monday, October 3, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Noel McNamara ) : “My mind is already thinking over to Sharks now because the last time we lost in the RDS was against a South African team, the Bulls. With Noel McNamara, it’s always dangerous,” External link

irishtimes Monday, October 3, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen : “You get a connection, you establish a rapport. It has been a great relationship. Sometimes you design roles around the personnel you have” External link

thejournal Sunday, October 2, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen : “We are three rounds into a season. We are focused on the here and now. Us, the coaches, the players, we are itching for more. We’re hungry to do well now” External link

thejournal Sunday, October 2, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "I think upheaval is a dramatic choice of word," "Upheaval? I don't agree with that word" External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 1, 2022 1:51:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We had 21 players out there in New Zealand in the summer but they still have a great desire to achieve more in a Leinster jersey," External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 1, 2022 1:51:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Stuart Lancaster ) : “Stuart has been a brilliant asset to Leinster Rugby since he joined us in 2016,” “He has helped us to grow at all levels, both through his work with the senior team and his willingness to get involved with underage teams as well as clubs around the province, where he is always so generous with his time” External link

wsau Monday, September 26, 2022 6:34:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Stuart Lancaster ) : “I think there has always been a realisation that Stuart would move on to a new challenge at some stage,” External link

irishtimes Monday, September 26, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Definitely, I think there’s a great rivalry there always, there has always been. The derby games, that’s what you want, you want the players battling it out against each other,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, September 26, 2022 12:09:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Definitely, I think there’s a great rivalry there always, there has always been. The derby games, that’s what you want, you want the players battling it out against each other,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 26, 2022 4:59:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “The transitional phase is always there. It moves on so quickly,” External link

thejournal Friday, September 23, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “We know the model (in Ireland) is quite complicated because it feeds into a national team,” External link

thejournal Friday, September 23, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “He has covered ten for us and played at ten for us a number of times before,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, September 23, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “I did media on the Monday evening [Monday 12 Sep],” External link

irishmirror Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We talk all the time, always during the season,” External link

irishmirror Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We’re excited to see this group play. There are always plenty of challenges, every team has some level of challenge. We’re trying to reintegrate guys for their first game of the season against a team, Benetton, who had a big win last week. That team pretty much played the week before against Edinburgh as well in a pre-season friendly and some even played the week before that,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We talk all the time, always during the season,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen says : “We’ve had all sorts of conversations over the last number of years, so you’re constantly just checking in,” “We’ll see how he goes. We’re so early in the season now and he’s obviously contracted to post-World Cup but, yeah, we’ll see the desire levels and all the rest. It’s early days” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen says ( about Gary Keegan ) : “Declan has come into that space,” “There’s always somebody who has been in that space as a performance coach. What a performance coach is depends sometimes on the individual and the skillset they have. Dec comes from a different code, Gary has worked in high performance, particularly with the boxing” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen says : “I’m excited to get going. Pre-season at the end it’s like ‘aaaaww, come on, you can just talk and talk and talk’ but it’s the action, the grind of the games, the winners and the losers and how everyone deals with everything. It’s great but when you get closer to the dates it’s like ‘come on, let’s get going’,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We’ll see how he goes,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 13, 2022 5:18:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Everyone is back in the set up and this is a good chance to get back on the road. Covid made it impossible to do anything, so to be out now is great” External link

longfordleader Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “I was trying to convince him that it would be a good time (to sign),” External link

thejournal Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen adds : “The last couple of seasons have been very strange for lots of different reasons,” External link

thejournal Friday, August 26, 2022 12:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We have all missed the opportunity over the last few years to get out and about and to just meet people, to meet our supporters," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, July 27, 2022 7:58:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Charlie Ngatai ) : "I first came across Charlie back in 2014 when I visited the Chiefs late on in my playing days and as I was preparing to make the transition into coaching. Even then, as a young man, you could see the influence he had on that Chiefs squad and that influence I think has only increased over the years with Lyon most recently. " External link

icWales Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:56:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “The SA teams, we knew they would bring a different flavour to the competition, in terms of that physical edge in particular,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 14, 2022 8:54:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "I'd like to thank the URC for the award which I will accept on behalf of the wider coaching group and the 60 players that pulled on a Leinster rugby jersey this year," External link

icWales Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6:40:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen admitted : “It is pretty sick in there, yeah,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was a short week but we tried to prepare well. We made some changes to try bring freshness which is important this time of year, and had plenty of experience all through the 23. From our point of view, you have to give the Bulls credit, they were better on the day than us” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen admitted : “You always have that in the back of your mind,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It’s just trying to enjoy the time together, really,” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 10, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "You try your best to park the La Rochelle game, I think it'll be there in the back of our minds for the future, but it's onto the next challenge, isn't it?" External link

icWales Saturday, June 4, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “He was with us (last weekend), but he was there on the sideline and he was devastated,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 4, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained ( about Joe McCarthy ) : “Some guys haven’t experienced a huge amount of success and they’re desperate for it. Joe McCarthy as an example. A young player who has come into the team. He only made his debut during the Six Nations window and there he is coming off the bench in a Champions Cup final. Here he is starting in a quarter-final,” “There’s lots of those sub-plots within a team. The drive is there, strong as ever. If anything, after the weekend, it’s stronger. This week has been about trying to learn some harsh enough lessons from the game. Improve as a group and move forward” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 4, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Glasgow Warriors ) : “We’ll see how the weekend goes. You’ve got to win the game first to be in the semi-final, as we know! Glasgow are a good team. A niggly type of team as well. It’s making sure we’re in the right headspace for the game because it’s a great challenge. Hopefully we have a big crowd to cheer the guys on as well,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 4, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Well that’s the internal motivation, that’s the individual motivation, the group motivation,” External link

icWales Friday, June 3, 2022 7:23:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It's day-by-day, particularly with Rónan, who took the most serious bang in the game and came off very early,” “It's slightly different (to Six Nations injury), but a similar enough area for sure. When he went to South Africa, and didn't play the games, it's similar to what he had going on there” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 3, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “Johnny had that issue with his foot and ankle, so he wasn't able to train this week, but we're hoping he'll be back in training next week, we'll see how he goes through,” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 3, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “That's the thing, it's onto the next challenge, isn't it,” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 3, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “There’ll be some good learning for some young guys in particular for the future, because we’re always desperate to win this tournament, properly desperate,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 29, 2022 1:56:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We'd love to have a crack at it again,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen replied : “Well time will tell, won’t it?,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 23, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was great for him, and very, very pleasing,” “That’s what we said about guys timing their run at this time of the year. So yeah, there’s plenty for us to think about for sure” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 22, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “He (Frawley) had a cut on his chin as well, so he’s come through his HIA piece but he ran out of time because he was getting his chin stitched,” “That was the decision that was made there, but he’s come through his HIA already” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 22, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Ryan Baird ) : “Right from the start Ryan Baird goes up, gets a hand on it, we get the ball down and it leads to a score inside the first couple of minutes of the game,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 22, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was a really pleasing result,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was great for him, and very, very pleasing,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “It was a really pleasing result, and lots of good stuff in the game,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It is a challenge for guys because they all want to play, for sure,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 21, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It’s still a very big game for us regardless because a big crowd will turn up and it’s important that the lads represent the club well,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 20, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “Everyone has to be ready for anything,” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 20, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Felipe Contepomi ) : “It’s been a privilege for everyone at Leinster Rugby to have had the opportunity to work with Felipe over the last four seasons,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 16, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "Hopefully there’ll be a few planes on and we’ll have a sea of blue down in Marseilles because that would be amazing," External link

irishmirror Monday, May 16, 2022 11:04:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We didn’t quite deliver our best performance then. " External link

irishmirror Sunday, May 15, 2022 8:55:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Mike Prendergast ) : “I was listening to Mike Prendergast yesterday, just talking about the desire of Racing to win a European star,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 15, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It’s very hard to say, but guys are in good form,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “They’ve been the team that we have always seemed to be chasing in many ways,” “It's no different (this time). They’re still the team we’re chasing because they’re a proud club, great tradition, huge resources and all the rest. It's a great challenge for us” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen acknowledged : "Some of the battles we had with Toulouse, we got some very tough beatings, particularly away in those early years," External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen : "Really good intent I think in the first half in attack and defence. I thought we put the Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen told : "Really good intent I think in the first half in attack and defence. I thought we put the Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Ah, getting off the bus was outstanding, the Leinster fans clapping us off the bus. It was strange being in the (away) dressing-rooms there,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 9, 2022 8:36:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen : "Really good intent I think in the first half in attack and defence. I thought we put the Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

irishmirror Monday, May 9, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen told : "Really good intent I think in the first half in attack and defence. I thought we put the Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

irishmirror Monday, May 9, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We had really good intent in the first half in attack and in defence. We put Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

icWales Sunday, May 8, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “We had really good intent in the first-half in attack and in defence,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 11:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “When there is a red card in a game, there is often the human side of officials where, are you trying to even the contest up somehow? There’s always a little bit of that that goes on,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, May 7, 2022 8:47:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We have had a fair bit of discussion and there was a lot of feedback coming off that game as well, in terms of some of those EPCR clips,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Charlie Ewels ) : “When there is a red card in a game (Charlie Ewels against Ireland), I think there is often the human side of officials where you ask, ‘Are you trying to even the contest up somehow?’ and there’s always a little bit of that going on,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Joe has been excellent, he was unlucky because he got injured in the Connacht week, the away game,” “He’s been really really good around the place. "Very dynamic, very powerful, so in terms of bringing impact off the bench I think he delivers power, that’s the big thing. "He’s getting better all the time so he’s definitely one for the future hopefully, and it’s a huge step up for him now this week, which is great” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We need to bring the right level of intensity and being able to impose our own game,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Definitely. We don’t have the luxury of drafting players and have to select from within the group. Some of the guys here will feature at Welford Road‚” External link

businessday Monday, May 2, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen says : “It’s a great experience for some of the guys over here,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, April 26, 2022 11:52:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “I find the dynamic fascinating with the SA teams on board. Because of the tradition that they have, they will go from strength to strength. There are so many different variables in this tournament, which is the beauty of it in many ways,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : "Seán – or Nugget as he is known to us here in Leinster – has left an incredible legacy not only on Leinster Rugby but across all of the clubs he has played for and of course with Ireland. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, April 20, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We had our disappointment with Montpellier ourselves because we know how important all the points are in terms of travelling away, so we're away in Welford Road based on seedings," External link

irishmirror Monday, April 18, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "They've got a strong lineout maul obviously with the identity of their coach," External link

irishmirror Monday, April 18, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We will see on a case by case. Some guys will I think need a bit of game time over there and the big thing is the work that has gone into this,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 18, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about James Ryan ) : "It was good to see James back in. He has trained the last couple of weeks so it's another positive step" External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 18, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen commented ( about James Love ) : "He (Lowe) put in a good week this week, James," External link

icWales Saturday, April 16, 2022 11:43:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “He put in a good week this week,” External link

thejournal Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Our job is to get the best out of the players and maximise their potential,” External link

thejournal Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Better intent across the board, better accuracy when we got into good positions, so it’s that clinical piece,” External link

thejournal Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Better intent across the board, better accuracy when we got into good positions, so it’s that clinical piece,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 15, 2022 11:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We had a little bit of a slow start but that had lots to do with Connacht,” External link

thejournal Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Heineken Cup ) : "Seán will be remembered as one of the very special Leinster players, particularly his performances in helping Leinster win the Heineken Cup in 2011 and 2012," External link

irishmirror Friday, April 8, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "He has such amazing self belief for starters, even to continue on over the last couple of years the way he has to try and get himself back, so the self belief that he has is pretty incredible," External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 7, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “While the public have seen very little of Dan since his injury, we have seen plenty of him in here and we have seen the same determination, character and drive that marked him out on the pitch as one of the best,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It brings back memories to the Ireland-England game a couple of weeks ago,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 27, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “It certainly is a valuable five points. It’s very congested in the table and very competitive. It was a strange game so we were delighted to get the five points,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 27, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Big Dev has made an immense impact on Leinster and Irish rugby. I can still remember Devin when I first saw him play as an Irish Schoolboy against Wales in Donnybrook. What an outstanding career he has gone on to achieve since. "I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to both play with and coach Devin and he has always been a pleasure to work with. He has been such a well-liked and respected member of the Leinster dressing room and his easy nature has allowed him to forge many strong relationships in the game. "To have played nearly 350 games for your club and country and to have been part of so much success is testament to Devin’s dedication and consistency in his preparation. And in more recent times Devin has been a great mentor to some of Leinster’s younger players. "Devin has had great family support and some fantastic coaching influences in his early days with North Kildare, Castleknock and Lansdowne and I am sure everyone is incredibly proud of all of his achievements. "We will miss Devin but we wish him, Mary and the kids only the very best for the future” External link

irishmirror Monday, March 21, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “He’s been an amazing support for me personally,” “I feel like he has backed me a lot. You always want to try to reward the faith that people place in you as well” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “The biggest strength is the relationships he forms,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We’ve never played them before so we don’t quite know what to expect from this opposition this week,” “We know they are a big, physical abrasive team and we have to make sure that we are ready for that challenge” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 25, 2022 10:30:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “That’s an incredible learning for him,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 25, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was important to get a bonus point over the Ospreys in this sequence of matches,” External link

businessday Thursday, February 24, 2022 5:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was important to get a bonus point over the Ospreys in this sequence of matches,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was important to get a bonus point over the Ospreys in this sequence of matches,” External link

businessday Monday, February 21, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "I was very frustrated. I thought we made very, very hard work of it at times. There were a lot of errors and that's the thing, we need to be realistic about the level of performance," "It was great with the outcome, but in terms of the overall performance I think we were miles off where we should be or certainly where we can be" External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 21, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : "He had a really good impact on the game, James. It's been a frustrating few weeks for him since he picked up the injury, but he worked hard off the back of that. He's hungry and looking for work," "He's a character, Seán Cronin. He's very, very popular amongst the lads and he's adding all the time. He's in a slightly more mentoring role with some of the younger guys that are coming through as well, but he's still very ambitious himself to push his case" External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 21, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "I thought he acquitted himself well," External link

irishmirror Saturday, February 19, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : "We're in the real business end of the season, you can't rely on any one person," External link

irishmirror Saturday, February 19, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Dave Kearney ) : “Dave missed the early part of the season and then picked up that back injury in the ‘A’ game (against Ulster) during November and he missed that block. The only positive from his point of view is that we didn’t play that many games during that period. It’s great to have someone of Dave’s experience back in the team” External link

irishmirror Friday, February 11, 2022 9:55:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “Johnny was smiling in the dressing room. The big thing was getting through his first start in a while, since the November internationals,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 22, 2022 9:59:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Jimmy scored four tries but some of his defensive work was phenomenal, so really a great game for Jimmy which builds on last week and stepping up to this next level so really, really pleasing,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 22, 2022 9:59:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Not a huge amount, is the honest answer,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “There is huge consequences when you lose a game 28-0 and you draw,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:43:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “Our game was due to be on the Friday, we were one of the first teams up and we knew we had some cases,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 29, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen remarked : “EPCR needs to reshape the tournament anyway, because there’s so many games that need to be rescheduled now. Obviously there was no window to reschedule at the time of cancelling our game, whereas now the postponement route is what is likely,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 29, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “We’ve had a number of players and staff, myself included, who’ve picked up Omicron and have had different periods of isolation. I don’t want to trivialise this in any way, but from my own personal experience I was okay. Very, very mild symptoms. To the point where, only the fact we were testing, I probably wouldn’t have really known,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “With the social gatherings that take place for most people on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, that game for me was always going to be a huge challenge. Because of the amount of contacts. Even now we’ve guys that are being pinged as close contacts to various different people,” “When those take place and you’re alerted, it’s not even just yourself, but it’s also all the people you’ve been in contact with. For me that game was always going to be quite tricky” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “For Europe, you were allowed to have a very extended squad, we have 60-odd players or whatever it is, so we’ve been lucky,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “There is a huge responsibility, there always has been, on players to do the right thing,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen remarked : “The medics are working away with the HSE and EPCR [European Professional Club Rugby] in the background. Out of respect for that, we’ll just leave it with them for the minute. We got the all-clear to go training today [Tuesday], which was good. For us as players and coaches, we’re trying to get on with preparing a team. It’s a disruption. It’s not ideal, like you’re seeing with other sports,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “For Europe you were allowed to have a very extended squad. We have 60-odd players, so we’ve been lucky. So many of our guys in that 60 are academy guys. For this period we actually just decided to move a lot of those guys back down to Energia [Park] to train down there separately. We’ve tried to make some of those precautions over the last couple of weeks just in terms of that forward planning piece,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “It’s always concerning. Even from a personal point of view, I’ve young kids in school. Kids in one of my kids’ class were out with Covid. It always feels like it’s very, very close. A couple of guys it has taken out this week. It is what it is. Thankfully, the guys, they’re all okay and we just manage them through,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 10, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “Yeah, well, obviously in conjunction with the medics here, so if someone would present with a symptom, then you are trying to piece together whatever potential contacts there may be and everyone else gets tested as well,” “Obviously we have our normal round of PCR testing as well and even since then we’ve been doing additional antigen tests as well, just to be extra careful to make sure we cover as many bases as we possibly can” External link

independent-ie Friday, December 10, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It's not great news, our thoughts are with the people trying to get themselves out of there, hopefully that'll all play out over the next couple of days,” “Presumably there'll be some sort of plan put in place to reschedule the games, at least there are plenty of free weekends during the Six Nations from a logistics point of view, so we'll see how it plays out” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 26, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen remarked : “Ciarán is improving all the time. Hopefully he’s not a million miles away from (the Ireland squad). It’s someone else’s decision, thankfully,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 18, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Glasgow Warriors ) : “Our last away performance wasn’t fantastic, it’s fair to say (a 7-6 win over Dragons). We need to be a hell of a lot better away in Glasgow, which we know is a very, very tough place to go,” “They’re always involved in some level of a fracas during the course of their games. It’s just important that we’re ready for that challenge now. What it’s going to be like, physically and mentally” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 18, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Ciaran is improving all the time. He is building up his experience. Hopefully he is not a million miles away from it (the squad)” External link

irishmirror Monday, October 18, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen commented : "Ciaran was a little bit unlucky with a few of the injuries he had last year, which probably held him back," External link

irishmirror Monday, October 18, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “He has an issue with his foot,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : "We understand the challenge of the opposition, that again they're a team that have caused us plenty of issues in the past and it's always tricky when you go up against in this case Hugh Hogan, someone who knows us well in terms of systems and all the rest," External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen reminded : "The competition at 10 is good," External link

irishmirror Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen replied : "I'm sure Harry's even more frustrated. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 9, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Denis Leamy ) : "Denis has been with us and in and around Leinster Rugby for a few years now so he is well established and is a familiar face, in particular working with some of our younger players in their development. He has been a huge asset to the club. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “He’s really impressed in both defence and the pace he hits on with the ball,” “He deserves to play well because you see how good the guy works day in, day out and it’s nice to see those guys getting a reward for the hard work they put in” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “Hopefully we have a good contingent that will carry on now for a few more weeks because it will be great experience for those guys,” External link

independent-ie Monday, June 14, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen told : “We are all bitterly disappointed for Ports. He has worked incredibly hard to get this opportunity and it was richly deserved,” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen told : “We are all bitterly disappointed for Ports. He has worked incredibly hard to get this opportunity and it was richly deserved,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen told : “We are all bitterly disappointed for Ports. He has worked incredibly hard to get this opportunity and it was richly deserved,” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, June 6, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "The position of that first game made life pretty tricky for us," External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "Yeah, we definitely get sucked into that for sure. There was lots of different fracas, lots of different TMO (Television Match Official) checks," External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We've a number of guys who will come back into the mix next week, selection-wise," External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “You can see, he’s flying into things out there, it’s great to see,” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 17, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “I think the message is for everybody to be ready at this point in time. And for guys that are playing today or over the next couple of weeks, it’s still an opportunity to perform well and keep your name in the ring,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Jeepers, from my own experience as a player we had so many painful memories leading into Leinster being successful for the first time in this tournament,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 3, 2021 12:41:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We weren’t clinical enough really. In the first half we created lots of opportunities, they just hung in there well, didn’t they, just keeping the scoreboard, three, six, nine... We couldn’t pull far enough away from them after having lots of good pressure and play," External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "A number of them were unfortunately when we had the ball so it just means we’re not quite accurate," External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “The set-piece battle is always going to be hugely important, particularly the way we lost the game against Saracens,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "Disappointing with Harry going off very early, he has a hamstring so we'll see how bad that is," External link

irishmirror Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Michael Bentt ) : “We will all be sorry to say goodbye to Michael Bent, who will undoubtedly go down as one of the unsung heroes of Leinster Rugby,” External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Scott Fardy ) : "Scott Fardy leaves a formidable legacy behind him at the club. He has been a key figure in the team’s recent success and has been an invaluable member of the leadership group during his time here. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Scott Fardy ) : "Scott Fardy leaves a formidable legacy behind him at the club. He has been a key figure in the team’s recent success and has been an invaluable member of the leadership group during his time here. " External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT



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Leo Cullen said : “When you lose to a team you have those fresh scars but it’s an interprovincial derby game, so I think there’s plenty of motivation at stake there anyway,” External link

irishtimes Monday, October 3, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Noel McNamara ) : “My mind is already thinking over to Sharks now because the last time we lost in the RDS was against a South African team, the Bulls. With Noel McNamara, it’s always dangerous,” External link

irishtimes Monday, October 3, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen : “You get a connection, you establish a rapport. It has been a great relationship. Sometimes you design roles around the personnel you have” External link

thejournal Sunday, October 2, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen : “We are three rounds into a season. We are focused on the here and now. Us, the coaches, the players, we are itching for more. We’re hungry to do well now” External link

thejournal Sunday, October 2, 2022 11:31:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "I think upheaval is a dramatic choice of word," "Upheaval? I don't agree with that word" External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 1, 2022 1:51:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We had 21 players out there in New Zealand in the summer but they still have a great desire to achieve more in a Leinster jersey," External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 1, 2022 1:51:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Stuart Lancaster ) : “Stuart has been a brilliant asset to Leinster Rugby since he joined us in 2016,” “He has helped us to grow at all levels, both through his work with the senior team and his willingness to get involved with underage teams as well as clubs around the province, where he is always so generous with his time” External link

wsau Monday, September 26, 2022 6:34:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Stuart Lancaster ) : “I think there has always been a realisation that Stuart would move on to a new challenge at some stage,” External link

irishtimes Monday, September 26, 2022 4:35:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Definitely, I think there’s a great rivalry there always, there has always been. The derby games, that’s what you want, you want the players battling it out against each other,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, September 26, 2022 12:09:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Definitely, I think there’s a great rivalry there always, there has always been. The derby games, that’s what you want, you want the players battling it out against each other,” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 26, 2022 4:59:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “The transitional phase is always there. It moves on so quickly,” External link

thejournal Friday, September 23, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “We know the model (in Ireland) is quite complicated because it feeds into a national team,” External link

thejournal Friday, September 23, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “He has covered ten for us and played at ten for us a number of times before,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, September 23, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “I did media on the Monday evening [Monday 12 Sep],” External link

irishmirror Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We talk all the time, always during the season,” External link

irishmirror Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We’re excited to see this group play. There are always plenty of challenges, every team has some level of challenge. We’re trying to reintegrate guys for their first game of the season against a team, Benetton, who had a big win last week. That team pretty much played the week before against Edinburgh as well in a pre-season friendly and some even played the week before that,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:02:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We talk all the time, always during the season,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen says : “We’ve had all sorts of conversations over the last number of years, so you’re constantly just checking in,” “We’ll see how he goes. We’re so early in the season now and he’s obviously contracted to post-World Cup but, yeah, we’ll see the desire levels and all the rest. It’s early days” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen says ( about Gary Keegan ) : “Declan has come into that space,” “There’s always somebody who has been in that space as a performance coach. What a performance coach is depends sometimes on the individual and the skillset they have. Dec comes from a different code, Gary has worked in high performance, particularly with the boxing” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen says : “I’m excited to get going. Pre-season at the end it’s like ‘aaaaww, come on, you can just talk and talk and talk’ but it’s the action, the grind of the games, the winners and the losers and how everyone deals with everything. It’s great but when you get closer to the dates it’s like ‘come on, let’s get going’,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, September 13, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We’ll see how he goes,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 13, 2022 5:18:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Everyone is back in the set up and this is a good chance to get back on the road. Covid made it impossible to do anything, so to be out now is great” External link

longfordleader Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “I was trying to convince him that it would be a good time (to sign),” External link

thejournal Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen adds : “The last couple of seasons have been very strange for lots of different reasons,” External link

thejournal Friday, August 26, 2022 12:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We have all missed the opportunity over the last few years to get out and about and to just meet people, to meet our supporters," External link

irishmirror Wednesday, July 27, 2022 7:58:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Charlie Ngatai ) : "I first came across Charlie back in 2014 when I visited the Chiefs late on in my playing days and as I was preparing to make the transition into coaching. Even then, as a young man, you could see the influence he had on that Chiefs squad and that influence I think has only increased over the years with Lyon most recently. " External link

icWales Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:56:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “The SA teams, we knew they would bring a different flavour to the competition, in terms of that physical edge in particular,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 14, 2022 8:54:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "I'd like to thank the URC for the award which I will accept on behalf of the wider coaching group and the 60 players that pulled on a Leinster rugby jersey this year," External link

icWales Tuesday, June 14, 2022 6:40:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen admitted : “It is pretty sick in there, yeah,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was a short week but we tried to prepare well. We made some changes to try bring freshness which is important this time of year, and had plenty of experience all through the 23. From our point of view, you have to give the Bulls credit, they were better on the day than us” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen admitted : “You always have that in the back of your mind,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It’s just trying to enjoy the time together, really,” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 10, 2022 8:29:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "You try your best to park the La Rochelle game, I think it'll be there in the back of our minds for the future, but it's onto the next challenge, isn't it?" External link

icWales Saturday, June 4, 2022 11:12:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “He was with us (last weekend), but he was there on the sideline and he was devastated,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 4, 2022 5:13:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained ( about Joe McCarthy ) : “Some guys haven’t experienced a huge amount of success and they’re desperate for it. Joe McCarthy as an example. A young player who has come into the team. He only made his debut during the Six Nations window and there he is coming off the bench in a Champions Cup final. Here he is starting in a quarter-final,” “There’s lots of those sub-plots within a team. The drive is there, strong as ever. If anything, after the weekend, it’s stronger. This week has been about trying to learn some harsh enough lessons from the game. Improve as a group and move forward” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 4, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Glasgow Warriors ) : “We’ll see how the weekend goes. You’ve got to win the game first to be in the semi-final, as we know! Glasgow are a good team. A niggly type of team as well. It’s making sure we’re in the right headspace for the game because it’s a great challenge. Hopefully we have a big crowd to cheer the guys on as well,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 4, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Well that’s the internal motivation, that’s the individual motivation, the group motivation,” External link

icWales Friday, June 3, 2022 7:23:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It's day-by-day, particularly with Rónan, who took the most serious bang in the game and came off very early,” “It's slightly different (to Six Nations injury), but a similar enough area for sure. When he went to South Africa, and didn't play the games, it's similar to what he had going on there” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 3, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “Johnny had that issue with his foot and ankle, so he wasn't able to train this week, but we're hoping he'll be back in training next week, we'll see how he goes through,” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 3, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “That's the thing, it's onto the next challenge, isn't it,” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 3, 2022 5:07:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “There’ll be some good learning for some young guys in particular for the future, because we’re always desperate to win this tournament, properly desperate,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 29, 2022 1:56:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We'd love to have a crack at it again,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:30:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen replied : “Well time will tell, won’t it?,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 23, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was great for him, and very, very pleasing,” “That’s what we said about guys timing their run at this time of the year. So yeah, there’s plenty for us to think about for sure” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 22, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “He (Frawley) had a cut on his chin as well, so he’s come through his HIA piece but he ran out of time because he was getting his chin stitched,” “That was the decision that was made there, but he’s come through his HIA already” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 22, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Ryan Baird ) : “Right from the start Ryan Baird goes up, gets a hand on it, we get the ball down and it leads to a score inside the first couple of minutes of the game,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 22, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was a really pleasing result,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was great for him, and very, very pleasing,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “It was a really pleasing result, and lots of good stuff in the game,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:42:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It is a challenge for guys because they all want to play, for sure,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 21, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It’s still a very big game for us regardless because a big crowd will turn up and it’s important that the lads represent the club well,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 20, 2022 6:39:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “Everyone has to be ready for anything,” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 20, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Felipe Contepomi ) : “It’s been a privilege for everyone at Leinster Rugby to have had the opportunity to work with Felipe over the last four seasons,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 16, 2022 3:33:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "Hopefully there’ll be a few planes on and we’ll have a sea of blue down in Marseilles because that would be amazing," External link

irishmirror Monday, May 16, 2022 11:04:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We didn’t quite deliver our best performance then. " External link

irishmirror Sunday, May 15, 2022 8:55:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Mike Prendergast ) : “I was listening to Mike Prendergast yesterday, just talking about the desire of Racing to win a European star,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 15, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It’s very hard to say, but guys are in good form,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “They’ve been the team that we have always seemed to be chasing in many ways,” “It's no different (this time). They’re still the team we’re chasing because they’re a proud club, great tradition, huge resources and all the rest. It's a great challenge for us” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, May 14, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen acknowledged : "Some of the battles we had with Toulouse, we got some very tough beatings, particularly away in those early years," External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen : "Really good intent I think in the first half in attack and defence. I thought we put the Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen told : "Really good intent I think in the first half in attack and defence. I thought we put the Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

irishmirror Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Ah, getting off the bus was outstanding, the Leinster fans clapping us off the bus. It was strange being in the (away) dressing-rooms there,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 9, 2022 8:36:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen : "Really good intent I think in the first half in attack and defence. I thought we put the Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

irishmirror Monday, May 9, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen told : "Really good intent I think in the first half in attack and defence. I thought we put the Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

irishmirror Monday, May 9, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We had really good intent in the first half in attack and in defence. We put Tigers under a fair bit of pressure when they had the ball," External link

icWales Sunday, May 8, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “We had really good intent in the first-half in attack and in defence,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 11:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “When there is a red card in a game, there is often the human side of officials where, are you trying to even the contest up somehow? There’s always a little bit of that that goes on,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, May 7, 2022 8:47:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We have had a fair bit of discussion and there was a lot of feedback coming off that game as well, in terms of some of those EPCR clips,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Charlie Ewels ) : “When there is a red card in a game (Charlie Ewels against Ireland), I think there is often the human side of officials where you ask, ‘Are you trying to even the contest up somehow?’ and there’s always a little bit of that going on,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Joe has been excellent, he was unlucky because he got injured in the Connacht week, the away game,” “He’s been really really good around the place. "Very dynamic, very powerful, so in terms of bringing impact off the bench I think he delivers power, that’s the big thing. "He’s getting better all the time so he’s definitely one for the future hopefully, and it’s a huge step up for him now this week, which is great” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We need to bring the right level of intensity and being able to impose our own game,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:08:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Definitely. We don’t have the luxury of drafting players and have to select from within the group. Some of the guys here will feature at Welford Road‚” External link

businessday Monday, May 2, 2022 8:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen says : “It’s a great experience for some of the guys over here,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, April 26, 2022 11:52:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “I find the dynamic fascinating with the SA teams on board. Because of the tradition that they have, they will go from strength to strength. There are so many different variables in this tournament, which is the beauty of it in many ways,” External link

businessday Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : "Seán – or Nugget as he is known to us here in Leinster – has left an incredible legacy not only on Leinster Rugby but across all of the clubs he has played for and of course with Ireland. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, April 20, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We had our disappointment with Montpellier ourselves because we know how important all the points are in terms of travelling away, so we're away in Welford Road based on seedings," External link

irishmirror Monday, April 18, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "They've got a strong lineout maul obviously with the identity of their coach," External link

irishmirror Monday, April 18, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We will see on a case by case. Some guys will I think need a bit of game time over there and the big thing is the work that has gone into this,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 18, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about James Ryan ) : "It was good to see James back in. He has trained the last couple of weeks so it's another positive step" External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 18, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen commented ( about James Love ) : "He (Lowe) put in a good week this week, James," External link

icWales Saturday, April 16, 2022 11:43:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “He put in a good week this week,” External link

thejournal Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Our job is to get the best out of the players and maximise their potential,” External link

thejournal Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Better intent across the board, better accuracy when we got into good positions, so it’s that clinical piece,” External link

thejournal Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:35:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Better intent across the board, better accuracy when we got into good positions, so it’s that clinical piece,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 15, 2022 11:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We had a little bit of a slow start but that had lots to do with Connacht,” External link

thejournal Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Heineken Cup ) : "Seán will be remembered as one of the very special Leinster players, particularly his performances in helping Leinster win the Heineken Cup in 2011 and 2012," External link

irishmirror Friday, April 8, 2022 1:41:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "He has such amazing self belief for starters, even to continue on over the last couple of years the way he has to try and get himself back, so the self belief that he has is pretty incredible," External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 7, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “While the public have seen very little of Dan since his injury, we have seen plenty of him in here and we have seen the same determination, character and drive that marked him out on the pitch as one of the best,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It brings back memories to the Ireland-England game a couple of weeks ago,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 27, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “It certainly is a valuable five points. It’s very congested in the table and very competitive. It was a strange game so we were delighted to get the five points,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 27, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Big Dev has made an immense impact on Leinster and Irish rugby. I can still remember Devin when I first saw him play as an Irish Schoolboy against Wales in Donnybrook. What an outstanding career he has gone on to achieve since. "I have been lucky to have had the opportunity to both play with and coach Devin and he has always been a pleasure to work with. He has been such a well-liked and respected member of the Leinster dressing room and his easy nature has allowed him to forge many strong relationships in the game. "To have played nearly 350 games for your club and country and to have been part of so much success is testament to Devin’s dedication and consistency in his preparation. And in more recent times Devin has been a great mentor to some of Leinster’s younger players. "Devin has had great family support and some fantastic coaching influences in his early days with North Kildare, Castleknock and Lansdowne and I am sure everyone is incredibly proud of all of his achievements. "We will miss Devin but we wish him, Mary and the kids only the very best for the future” External link

irishmirror Monday, March 21, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “He’s been an amazing support for me personally,” “I feel like he has backed me a lot. You always want to try to reward the faith that people place in you as well” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “The biggest strength is the relationships he forms,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, March 8, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “We’ve never played them before so we don’t quite know what to expect from this opposition this week,” “We know they are a big, physical abrasive team and we have to make sure that we are ready for that challenge” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 25, 2022 10:30:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “That’s an incredible learning for him,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 25, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was important to get a bonus point over the Ospreys in this sequence of matches,” External link

businessday Thursday, February 24, 2022 5:52:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was important to get a bonus point over the Ospreys in this sequence of matches,” External link

citizen Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It was important to get a bonus point over the Ospreys in this sequence of matches,” External link

businessday Monday, February 21, 2022 11:59:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "I was very frustrated. I thought we made very, very hard work of it at times. There were a lot of errors and that's the thing, we need to be realistic about the level of performance," "It was great with the outcome, but in terms of the overall performance I think we were miles off where we should be or certainly where we can be" External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 21, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : "He had a really good impact on the game, James. It's been a frustrating few weeks for him since he picked up the injury, but he worked hard off the back of that. He's hungry and looking for work," "He's a character, Seán Cronin. He's very, very popular amongst the lads and he's adding all the time. He's in a slightly more mentoring role with some of the younger guys that are coming through as well, but he's still very ambitious himself to push his case" External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 21, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "I thought he acquitted himself well," External link

irishmirror Saturday, February 19, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : "We're in the real business end of the season, you can't rely on any one person," External link

irishmirror Saturday, February 19, 2022 10:07:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Dave Kearney ) : “Dave missed the early part of the season and then picked up that back injury in the ‘A’ game (against Ulster) during November and he missed that block. The only positive from his point of view is that we didn’t play that many games during that period. It’s great to have someone of Dave’s experience back in the team” External link

irishmirror Friday, February 11, 2022 9:55:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Johnny Sexton ) : “Johnny was smiling in the dressing room. The big thing was getting through his first start in a while, since the November internationals,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 22, 2022 9:59:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Jimmy scored four tries but some of his defensive work was phenomenal, so really a great game for Jimmy which builds on last week and stepping up to this next level so really, really pleasing,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, January 22, 2022 9:59:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Not a huge amount, is the honest answer,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:20:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “There is huge consequences when you lose a game 28-0 and you draw,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:43:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “Our game was due to be on the Friday, we were one of the first teams up and we knew we had some cases,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 29, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen remarked : “EPCR needs to reshape the tournament anyway, because there’s so many games that need to be rescheduled now. Obviously there was no window to reschedule at the time of cancelling our game, whereas now the postponement route is what is likely,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 29, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “We’ve had a number of players and staff, myself included, who’ve picked up Omicron and have had different periods of isolation. I don’t want to trivialise this in any way, but from my own personal experience I was okay. Very, very mild symptoms. To the point where, only the fact we were testing, I probably wouldn’t have really known,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “With the social gatherings that take place for most people on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, that game for me was always going to be a huge challenge. Because of the amount of contacts. Even now we’ve guys that are being pinged as close contacts to various different people,” “When those take place and you’re alerted, it’s not even just yourself, but it’s also all the people you’ve been in contact with. For me that game was always going to be quite tricky” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 28, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “For Europe, you were allowed to have a very extended squad, we have 60-odd players or whatever it is, so we’ve been lucky,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “There is a huge responsibility, there always has been, on players to do the right thing,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen remarked : “The medics are working away with the HSE and EPCR [European Professional Club Rugby] in the background. Out of respect for that, we’ll just leave it with them for the minute. We got the all-clear to go training today [Tuesday], which was good. For us as players and coaches, we’re trying to get on with preparing a team. It’s a disruption. It’s not ideal, like you’re seeing with other sports,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “For Europe you were allowed to have a very extended squad. We have 60-odd players, so we’ve been lucky. So many of our guys in that 60 are academy guys. For this period we actually just decided to move a lot of those guys back down to Energia [Park] to train down there separately. We’ve tried to make some of those precautions over the last couple of weeks just in terms of that forward planning piece,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “It’s always concerning. Even from a personal point of view, I’ve young kids in school. Kids in one of my kids’ class were out with Covid. It always feels like it’s very, very close. A couple of guys it has taken out this week. It is what it is. Thankfully, the guys, they’re all okay and we just manage them through,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 10, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “Yeah, well, obviously in conjunction with the medics here, so if someone would present with a symptom, then you are trying to piece together whatever potential contacts there may be and everyone else gets tested as well,” “Obviously we have our normal round of PCR testing as well and even since then we’ve been doing additional antigen tests as well, just to be extra careful to make sure we cover as many bases as we possibly can” External link

independent-ie Friday, December 10, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “It's not great news, our thoughts are with the people trying to get themselves out of there, hopefully that'll all play out over the next couple of days,” “Presumably there'll be some sort of plan put in place to reschedule the games, at least there are plenty of free weekends during the Six Nations from a logistics point of view, so we'll see how it plays out” External link

independent-ie Friday, November 26, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen remarked : “Ciarán is improving all the time. Hopefully he’s not a million miles away from (the Ireland squad). It’s someone else’s decision, thankfully,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 18, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Glasgow Warriors ) : “Our last away performance wasn’t fantastic, it’s fair to say (a 7-6 win over Dragons). We need to be a hell of a lot better away in Glasgow, which we know is a very, very tough place to go,” “They’re always involved in some level of a fracas during the course of their games. It’s just important that we’re ready for that challenge now. What it’s going to be like, physically and mentally” External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 18, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Ciaran is improving all the time. He is building up his experience. Hopefully he is not a million miles away from it (the squad)” External link

irishmirror Monday, October 18, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen commented : "Ciaran was a little bit unlucky with a few of the injuries he had last year, which probably held him back," External link

irishmirror Monday, October 18, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “He has an issue with his foot,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : "We understand the challenge of the opposition, that again they're a team that have caused us plenty of issues in the past and it's always tricky when you go up against in this case Hugh Hogan, someone who knows us well in terms of systems and all the rest," External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen reminded : "The competition at 10 is good," External link

irishmirror Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen replied : "I'm sure Harry's even more frustrated. " External link

irishmirror Saturday, October 9, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Denis Leamy ) : "Denis has been with us and in and around Leinster Rugby for a few years now so he is well established and is a familiar face, in particular working with some of our younger players in their development. He has been a huge asset to the club. " External link

irishmirror Tuesday, October 5, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen explained : “He’s really impressed in both defence and the pace he hits on with the ball,” “He deserves to play well because you see how good the guy works day in, day out and it’s nice to see those guys getting a reward for the hard work they put in” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:59:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “Hopefully we have a good contingent that will carry on now for a few more weeks because it will be great experience for those guys,” External link

independent-ie Monday, June 14, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen told : “We are all bitterly disappointed for Ports. He has worked incredibly hard to get this opportunity and it was richly deserved,” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen told : “We are all bitterly disappointed for Ports. He has worked incredibly hard to get this opportunity and it was richly deserved,” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen told : “We are all bitterly disappointed for Ports. He has worked incredibly hard to get this opportunity and it was richly deserved,” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, June 6, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "The position of that first game made life pretty tricky for us," External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "Yeah, we definitely get sucked into that for sure. There was lots of different fracas, lots of different TMO (Television Match Official) checks," External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We've a number of guys who will come back into the mix next week, selection-wise," External link

independent-ie Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen added : “You can see, he’s flying into things out there, it’s great to see,” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 17, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “I think the message is for everybody to be ready at this point in time. And for guys that are playing today or over the next couple of weeks, it’s still an opportunity to perform well and keep your name in the ring,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “Jeepers, from my own experience as a player we had so many painful memories leading into Leinster being successful for the first time in this tournament,” External link

thejournal Monday, May 3, 2021 12:41:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "We weren’t clinical enough really. In the first half we created lots of opportunities, they just hung in there well, didn’t they, just keeping the scoreboard, three, six, nine... We couldn’t pull far enough away from them after having lots of good pressure and play," External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "A number of them were unfortunately when we had the ball so it just means we’re not quite accurate," External link

independent-ie Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said : “The set-piece battle is always going to be hugely important, particularly the way we lost the game against Saracens,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 1, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said : "Disappointing with Harry going off very early, he has a hamstring so we'll see how bad that is," External link

irishmirror Sunday, April 25, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Michael Bentt ) : “We will all be sorry to say goodbye to Michael Bent, who will undoubtedly go down as one of the unsung heroes of Leinster Rugby,” External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen said ( about Scott Fardy ) : "Scott Fardy leaves a formidable legacy behind him at the club. He has been a key figure in the team’s recent success and has been an invaluable member of the leadership group during his time here. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Leo Cullen added ( about Scott Fardy ) : "Scott Fardy leaves a formidable legacy behind him at the club. He has been a key figure in the team’s recent success and has been an invaluable member of the leadership group during his time here. " External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT



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