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#Captain Fantastic

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Paul McShane the hero as Reading boost promotion hopes
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Paul McShane the hero as Reading boost promotion hopes

Mar 4th 2017, 5:29 PM 5,118 Views 1 Comment

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

Jan 18th 2017, 12:39 PM 5,332 Views 19 Comments

“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
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Hourihane hoping for 2017 Ireland debut despite previous disappointment

Jan 9th 2017, 1:51 PM 4,102 Views 3 Comments

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

Dec 23rd 2016, 1:48 PM 3,705 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Oct 14th 2016, 10:41 AM 4,824 Views 15 Comments

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

Sep 5th 2016, 11:13 AM 10,766 Views 4 Comments

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

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

After a superb debut season in England, there's more good news for Chris Forrester
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After a superb debut season in England, there's more good news for Chris Forrester

Jun 29th 2016, 9:00 AM 9,448 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old Dubliner has been named as Peterborough’s new skipper.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy
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Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy

Jun 23rd 2016, 8:32 PM 12,925 Views 17 Comments

The Everton full-back staked a claim for the armband in the absence of Robbie Keane and John O’Shea last night.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'It's fantastic but we've won nothing yet and that's the big thing' - Muldoon
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'It's fantastic but we've won nothing yet and that's the big thing' - Muldoon

May 22nd 2016, 2:18 PM 6,186 Views 11 Comments

Connacht’s captain says they will have their work cut out in the Pro12 final against Leinster.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 13 May, 2016

Chelsea offer John Terry new one-year deal
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Chelsea offer John Terry new one-year deal

May 13th 2016, 2:10 PM 7,667 Views 17 Comments

The club legend’s future has been the source of much speculation in recent months.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 20 February, 2016

Paul McShane scores his first FA Cup goal in 9 years as Reading cause an upset
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Paul McShane scores his first FA Cup goal in 9 years as Reading cause an upset

Feb 20th 2016, 4:50 PM 6,908 Views 11 Comments

The Reading skipper headed home an equaliser against West Brom in a 3-1 win at the Madejski Stadium.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 11 February, 2016

'Fingers crossed I'm here next year' - Nacewa hoping to extend his stay with Leinster
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'Fingers crossed I'm here next year' - Nacewa hoping to extend his stay with Leinster

Feb 11th 2016, 5:16 PM 4,856 Views 9 Comments

The fullback is one of a number of players out of contract at the end of the season.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain
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A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain

Jan 20th 2016, 4:16 PM 8,851 Views 13 Comments

The hooker has been inspirational throughout his 89 caps for his country.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Ireland confirm that Paul O'Connell will return to the camp for Sunday's quarter-final
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Ireland confirm that Paul O'Connell will return to the camp for Sunday's quarter-final

Oct 15th 2015, 5:50 PM 42,182 Views 55 Comments

O’Connell will rejoin the squad after his surgery.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 21 September, 2015

'At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff': Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania
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'At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff': Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania

Sep 21st 2015, 8:20 AM 7,258 Views 7 Comments

The legendary hooker scored the last time we faced Romania in a World Cup, but it wasn’t easy going.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 3 August, 2015

Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood's stand-out RWC memories
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Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood's stand-out RWC memories

Aug 3rd 2015, 5:30 PM 7,681 Views 3 Comments

“I was ready to cry I was so tired.”

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 14 May, 2015

O'Connell ready to make summer decision after claiming Player of the Year double
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O'Connell ready to make summer decision after claiming Player of the Year double

May 14th 2015, 12:46 PM 15,419 Views 19 Comments

Will he stay or will he go? Or will he retire after a big World Cup?

# captain-fantastic - Monday 23 March, 2015

'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown
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'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown

Mar 23rd 2015, 5:15 PM 9,645 Views 4 Comments

“I made my feelings known to everybody that I wasn’t going to use the changes as an excuse.”

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 22 March, 2015

'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success
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'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success

Mar 22nd 2015, 7:45 AM 9,039 Views 11 Comments

The 35-year-old lock lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second time in two years last night.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 16 March, 2015

Rooney inspired Manchester United at a meeting, Van Gaal confirms
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Rooney inspired Manchester United at a meeting, Van Gaal confirms

Mar 16th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,652 Views 2 Comments

Marouane Fellaini also revealed after his side’s 3-0 defeat of Tottenham on Sunday that the striker had given “a very important speech”.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations?
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Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations?

Mar 1st 2015, 9:30 PM 43,533 Views 46 Comments

Ireland will finish off this year’s Championship on the road and the captain still hasn’t decided whether he will play beyond the World Cup.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Muldoon driven by prospect of sending 'poor relation' Connacht to the big time on merit
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Muldoon driven by prospect of sending 'poor relation' Connacht to the big time on merit

Feb 15th 2015, 1:25 AM 6,316 Views 1 Comment

A win over Scarlets on Sunday would be another big step towards Champions Cup qualification for the Connacht captain.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

'He has really become a man' - Robbie Keane's first coach fondly recalls 'Jack the lad'
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'He has really become a man' - Robbie Keane's first coach fondly recalls 'Jack the lad'

Nov 11th 2014, 9:30 AM 5,320 Views 1 Comment

“I always believed he could be special,” Mark McGhee said.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 24 October, 2014

Stephen O'Donnell scores a BIG goal in tonight's LOI title decider
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Stephen O'Donnell scores a BIG goal in tonight's LOI title decider

Oct 24th 2014, 9:17 PM 5,184 Views 4 Comments

The Dundalk skipper has given them the narrowest of leads at Oriel Park.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 29 September, 2014

Paul McGinley: the man with the magic Ryder Cup formula
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Paul McGinley: the man with the magic Ryder Cup formula

Sep 29th 2014, 10:44 AM 4,438 Views 2 Comments

Meticulous, modern, inspirational: just some of the words used to describe the Dubliner’s Ryder Cup captaincy at Gleneagles.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 1 September, 2014

Robbie Keane kicks off international week with a beautiful jink and lob
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Robbie Keane kicks off international week with a beautiful jink and lob

Sep 1st 2014, 9:42 AM 5,379 Views 8 Comments

“I’m not sure if there is anybody in the league who can control the ball like that,” team-mate Landon Donovan said.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 16 August, 2014

VIDEO: Swansea beat United at Old Trafford despite Rooney bicycle kick
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VIDEO: Swansea beat United at Old Trafford despite Rooney bicycle kick

Aug 16th 2014, 2:10 PM 12,036 Views 28 Comments

Louis van Gaal’s side have looked less than convincing in their Premier League opener.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 15 May, 2014

No grand farewell for Puyol as Barca captain ruled out of La Liga decider
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No grand farewell for Puyol as Barca captain ruled out of La Liga decider

May 15th 2014, 2:45 PM 3,353 Views 1 Comment

The defender will not have the opportunity to add to his 593 appearances with the Catalan club.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 11 April, 2014

O'Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster's analysis team -- Penney
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O'Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster's analysis team -- Penney

Apr 11th 2014, 1:05 PM 4,987 Views 3 Comments

The head coach urged his captain not to rush his return to competitive rugby and instead focus on ‘getting himself right for the long term.’

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Shoulder surgery rules O'Mahony out for rest of season
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Shoulder surgery rules O'Mahony out for rest of season

Apr 9th 2014, 10:47 AM 5,326 Views 19 Comments

And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 14 November, 2013

'Not the Roy of the Rovers story people think it was' - O'Connell on Lions arm-break
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'Not the Roy of the Rovers story people think it was' - O'Connell on Lions arm-break

Nov 14th 2013, 5:37 PM 22,229 Views 30 Comments

The Ireland captain played the final stages of the tourists’ first Test win with a double arm fracture.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 4 November, 2013

Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy
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Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy

Nov 4th 2013, 12:01 PM 4,994 Views 5 Comments

The lads at Whiff of Cordite have run the rule over the men Joe Schmidt can pick from

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Does this picture confirm Paul O'Connell as Ireland captain?
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Does this picture confirm Paul O'Connell as Ireland captain?

Oct 31st 2013, 6:30 AM 9,024 Views 15 Comments

Rob Kearney reckons it’s a big hint.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Patrick Donnellan: I haven't even thought about the captaincy speech
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Patrick Donnellan: I haven't even thought about the captaincy speech

Sep 7th 2013, 9:00 AM 1,510 Views 0 Comments

The star also explained one way that Clare are similar to Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 30 May, 2013

O'Connell named captain with Lions set to roar into action
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O'Connell named captain with Lions set to roar into action

May 30th 2013, 6:35 AM 15,643 Views 23 Comments

O’Connell leads a side jam-packed with Welsh Grand Slam winners.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 21 July, 2012

VIDEO: Vincent Kompany's goal yesterday was seriously stylish
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VIDEO: Vincent Kompany's goal yesterday was seriously stylish

Jul 21st 2012, 12:00 PM 1,295 Views 4 Comments

Total football.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 5 November, 2010

After another hat-trick here's Steven Gerrard's best goals
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After another hat-trick here's Steven Gerrard's best goals

Nov 5th 2010, 10:40 AM 239 Views 1 Comment

The Anfield captain hit a quick-fire treble against Napoli last night. What are your favourite Steve G moments?