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#Captain Fantastic

# captain-fantastic - Friday 13 November, 2020

'Being told I was captaining Ireland was cool, pretty humbling, unexpected'

Stand-in skipper James Ryan admits Ireland will need to up their game significantly if they are to get a result in Twickenham next week.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Stuttgart, the 2002 World Cup, and the second coming - Mick's Ireland career

The 61-year-old will walk away from the Ireland set-up with many fond memories.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 21 February, 2020

Three-week lay-off leaves Henderson in race against time for Atletico showdown

The Liverpool captain sustained a hamstring injury during Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat in Madrid.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'He's fairly similar to Maurice Fitz' - Kerry legend Moynihan lauds 'exceptional' Clifford

High praise for the Kingdom skipper.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

From The42 'Excellent' Browne singled out for praise after Preston ease to Championship win Irish Eye

'Excellent' Browne singled out for praise after Preston ease to Championship win

In tonight’s other fixture, Dan Crowley’s Birmingham and Middlesborough drew 1-1.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 3 January, 2020

Klopp lauds 'exceptional' Henderson after Premier League leaders go a year without defeat

Liverpool overcame Sheffield United at Anfield last night.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

From The42 Major coup for Chelsea as English women's top-flight leaders sign Australia's World Cup star Euro Vision

Major coup for Chelsea as English women's top-flight leaders sign Australia's World Cup star

‘The WSL is the best league in Europe,’ Sam Kerr said. ‘I want team success and I don’t want it to come easy.’

# captain-fantastic - Friday 6 September, 2019

'We'll go there on the front foot and this team and this nation is always capable of a big result'

Seamus Coleman is promising a positive return performance in Geneva next month.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 15 July, 2019

From Rush to Lord's: Eoin Morgan on top of the world

The Dubliner was never scared to chase his sporting dreams even if it meant swimming against the tide. On Sunday, he achieved all of those and more.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'The whole idea of being a footballer for me is to play in the Premier League. It’s not to have a nice car'

Seamus Coleman talks about what it means to captain Ireland, the next generation of players and recovering from setback at Everton.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'We probably won't reap the benefits of it, but the generations behind us will'

After making her 100th Cork City appearance, Ciara McNamara hopes to pave the way for others to follow suit.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 6 May, 2019

Vincent Kompany thunderbolt sees Man City take massive step towards Premier League glory

The veteran skipper scored a phenomenal effort from range to beat Leicester City on Monday night.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 5 April, 2019

Coleman's fine form recognised with Premier League Player of the Month nomination

Robbie Keane is the last Irishman to claim the prize back in 2007.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 31 January, 2019

2017 and 2018 All-Ireland winning captain and Player of the Year to lead Dublin again

Sinéad Aherne is a real leader.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

The Alchemist: Why Pádraig Harrington is an ideal fit for the Ryder Cup captaincy

The Dubliner has been announced as Europe’s captain for the 43rd instalment of the Ryder Cup.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Ireland's Aiden McGeady is on fire for Sunderland right now

The experienced winger is tearing it up for the League One side.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Quiz: How well do you know Roy Keane and his history with Ireland?

Ireland’s former captain and assistant manager is now a free agent.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 17 September, 2018

'Peter is in some of the best fitness form of his life'

There was no sign of early-season rust as Peter O’Mahony hit the ground running against Ospreys on Friday.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'It would be wonderful for my family, especially my Mam and Dad. That's why you do it'

Aoife Murray is chasing her ninth All-Ireland senior camogie medal on Sunday but the captaincy role makes it a more special occasion.

'There's no reason why he can't feel some part English and also be very proud to play for Ireland'

Seamus Coleman has his say on Declan Rice’s situation.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'Sinead any day could score 2-4, 2-6, 2-8 - she’s one of the game’s top players'

Dublin captain Sinead Aherne produced a scintillating first-half performance before the posts yesterday.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 6 August, 2018

'Hendo is so important to us' - Klopp says Henderson still key despite Fabinho and Keita signings

Two key signings mean that the fight for midfield places is fiercer than ever at Anfield, but the England star will continue to play a big role.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Dardis to the rescue for Ireland as late O'Brien try delivers win over Chile

A thundering run from Pedro Verschae threatened to derail Ireland’s World Cup campaign.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From The42 Watch: Eoin Donnelly's stoppage time goal earns Fermanagh first Ulster final spot in 10 years Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Watch: Eoin Donnelly's stoppage time goal earns Fermanagh first Ulster final spot in 10 years

Rory Gallagher’s side defeated Monaghan in dramatic circumstances on Sunday to book their place in the 2018 Ulster final.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From The42 'It's massive' - Cavan captain Greene aiming to overwrite past disappointments Redemption

'It's massive' - Cavan captain Greene aiming to overwrite past disappointments

Tipperary stand in their way of the Division 2 league title and promotion to the top flight.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 6 April, 2018

'Leading my country out in my hometown of Tallaght will be a really proud moment'

Ireland captain Katie McCabe will live her childhood dream this evening.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club

Ireland captain says this team are ‘greedy’ and want to build on the Grand Slam win.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 2 February, 2018

Sam Allardyce delivers glowing praise for 'superhuman' Seamus Coleman

“When you sprint 80 yards with the ball in the 92nd minute and the opposition players, who have been playing every week, can’t catch up, it shows the tremendous capacity for the game that he has.”

# captain-fantastic - Monday 18 December, 2017

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Ireland's Ciaran Clark scores as Newcastle stage second-half comeback

West Brom looked headed for victory until the Magpies snatched a 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on'

David Meyler is confident that Ireland can progress through the play-offs to reach next year’s World Cup.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 4 September, 2017

Coleman joins up with Ireland squad ahead of top-of-the-table clash as Hendrick is ruled out

The team captain was present at today’s training session, while Burnley midfielder Hendrick won’t be available.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 29 April, 2017

'I've no fear I won't be coming back the same player, there's none of that nonsense'

Staying patient about his return from a broken leg is the biggest challenge facing Seamus Coleman.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Paul McShane the hero as Reading boost promotion hopes

The Irish defender’s 78th minute header handed the Royals a victory that consolidated fifth spot in the table.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht

“I have always said that I would like to continue playing if I had the physical fitness and mental hunger to do so.”

# captain-fantastic - Monday 9 January, 2017

Hourihane hoping for 2017 Ireland debut despite previous disappointment

The Corkman has been earning rave reviews for his displays while captaining Barnsley in the Championship.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 23 December, 2016

Major boost for Dundalk as Player of the Year nominee signs new deal

Despite rumoured interest from elsewhere, Stephen O’Donnell has committed to the Lilywhites for the 2017 and 2018 campaigns.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 14 October, 2016

From The42 Coleman can possibly become an Irish captain to rival Roy Keane in his influence Column

Coleman can possibly become an Irish captain to rival Roy Keane in his influence

He may not have been the obvious choice to skipper the national team, but it looks a perfect fit for the man from Killybegs.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 5 September, 2016

Tipp skipper Brendan Maher left one important man out of his All-Ireland acceptance speech

Maher forgot to thank his manager Michael Ryan, despite having his words prepared.

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