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#Captain

# captain - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'
# Farewell
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# Farewell

'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'

May 5th 2019, 10:15 AM 5,892 Views 8 Comments

Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.

# captain - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'
# Ireland Women
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# Ireland Women

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'

Apr 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,692 Views 13 Comments

Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July

# captain - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best
# Leader
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# Leader

'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best

Mar 16th 2019, 10:30 PM 12,934 Views 42 Comments

The 36-year-old made his final appearance in the Six Nations in Cardiff.

# captain - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'
# Skipper
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# Skipper

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'

Mar 10th 2019, 8:32 PM 6,439 Views 24 Comments

The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.

# captain - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup

Mar 9th 2019, 2:15 PM 18,533 Views 64 Comments

The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.

# captain - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland
# Improved
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# Improved

Ireland still looking for 'fluidity' despite step forward in Scotland

Feb 10th 2019, 11:20 AM 12,810 Views 41 Comments

Captain Rory Best was pleased with an excellent set-piece outing for his pack.

# captain - Friday 4 January, 2019

Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets
# Big Move
From The42
# Big Move

Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets

Jan 4th 2019, 1:48 PM 12,066 Views 15 Comments

The 32-year-old has been forced into a major positional change due to injuries.

Chris Farrell and Peter O'Mahony return in a strong Munster XV
# Statement
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# Statement

Chris Farrell and Peter O'Mahony return in a strong Munster XV

Jan 4th 2019, 12:10 PM 15,652 Views 19 Comments

Johann van Graan is bringing an impressive team and bench to Galway.

# captain - Thursday 3 January, 2019

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style
# Skippers
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# Skippers

'Johnny is an antagonistic person' - BOD on Sexton's 'confrontational' captaincy style

Jan 3rd 2019, 1:03 PM 15,969 Views 59 Comments

O’Driscoll believes it can sometimes have a ‘negative knock-on connotation’ for the team as a whole.

# captain - Friday 23 November, 2018

Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement From The42

Ruddock credits 'incredible' Schmidt before Ireland boss' big announcement

Nov 23rd 2018, 3:00 PM 10,783 Views 21 Comments

The 53-year-old is set to confirm his decision early next week.

# captain - Friday 16 November, 2018

'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read
# 1 V 2
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# 1 V 2

'We’re going to need the best performance of our season' - Read

Nov 16th 2018, 7:30 PM 6,141 Views 4 Comments

The All Blacks captain stressed the importance of physicality against Ireland.

# captain - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities
# Stepping Up
From The42
# Stepping Up

Ruddock to captain Ireland as Chicago clash offers important opportunities

Oct 31st 2018, 3:12 PM 29,731 Views 8 Comments

The halfback positions are one of the most interesting areas ahead of the clash against Italy.

# captain - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Captain fantastic: Neymar and Firmino on target as Brazil cruise to victory over USA
# Brazil
From The42
# Brazil

Captain fantastic: Neymar and Firmino on target as Brazil cruise to victory over USA

Sep 8th 2018, 12:41 PM 7,449 Views 3 Comments

PSG star Neymar scored on his first outing as national team captain on Friday night.

# captain - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain
# Skipper
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# Skipper

Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain

Aug 15th 2018, 7:53 PM 8,065 Views 7 Comments

The former Brumbies man earned respect with a big first season for the province.

# captain - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain
# Leader
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# Leader

Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain

Aug 7th 2018, 4:51 PM 17,012 Views 43 Comments

Rhys Ruddock is the province’s new vice-captain.

# captain - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'I've never finished the season feeling in better shape': Best leading fresh start in Ulster
# Best Foot Forward
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# Best Foot Forward

'I've never finished the season feeling in better shape': Best leading fresh start in Ulster

Jul 28th 2018, 9:35 AM 7,611 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland captain missed the June series, but has rehabilitated his hamstring and is determined to steer Ulster on a better course.

# captain - Friday 22 June, 2018

O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap
# Pom
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# Pom

O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap

Jun 22nd 2018, 10:30 AM 6,790 Views 14 Comments

The 28-year-old makes up the Ireland back row with CJ Stander and Jack Conan.

# captain - Saturday 16 June, 2018

O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne
# Skipper
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# Skipper

O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne

Jun 16th 2018, 10:15 PM 19,730 Views 43 Comments

The Munster man had a superb game for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# captain - Friday 8 June, 2018

'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies
# Skipper
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# Skipper

'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies

Jun 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 10,397 Views 40 Comments

The Ireland captain has belief in Joey Carbery’s ability to guide the team at out-half.

# captain - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'You want your captain to lead by example and there's no better man'
# Pom
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# Pom

'You want your captain to lead by example and there's no better man'

Jun 7th 2018, 4:23 PM 10,219 Views 30 Comments

Peter O’Mahony will captain Ireland in Saturday’s first Test against the Wallabies.

# captain - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start
# Leaders
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# Leaders

No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start

Jun 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,527 Views 21 Comments

Johnny Sexton is the favourite to take over the captaincy for the first Test against the Wallabies.

# captain - Monday 4 June, 2018

Ireland settle into Paradise as Sexton and O'Mahony prepare to step up
# Leaders
From The42
# Leaders

Ireland settle into Paradise as Sexton and O'Mahony prepare to step up

Jun 4th 2018, 6:30 PM 19,977 Views 22 Comments

With Rory Best missing, the two vice-captains will fill the leadership mantle in Australia.

# captain - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'I have to make the right decision for me and for Germany' - Neuer still uncertain for World Cup
# Die Mannschaft
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# Die Mannschaft

'I have to make the right decision for me and for Germany' - Neuer still uncertain for World Cup

May 9th 2018, 4:58 PM 9,031 Views 8 Comments

Manuel Neuer is running out of time in an effort to force his way into Joachim Low’s squad.

# captain - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'Munster have been incredible... They looked after me and I feel I owe them a lot'
# Resilience
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# Resilience

'Munster have been incredible... They looked after me and I feel I owe them a lot'

May 1st 2018, 7:15 AM 15,057 Views 5 Comments

Mike Sherry is hoping to make up for lost time and reward Munster’s faith in him.

# captain - Friday 6 April, 2018

CJ Stander will captain Munster tomorrow in his hometown of George
# Proud Day
From The42
# Proud Day

CJ Stander will captain Munster tomorrow in his hometown of George

Apr 6th 2018, 12:12 PM 18,559 Views 11 Comments

The 28-year-old leads a Munster team featuring 10 changes from last weekend.

# captain - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract
# Captain Fantastic
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# Captain Fantastic

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

Mar 20th 2018, 10:21 AM 11,483 Views 53 Comments

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

# captain - Friday 16 March, 2018

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'
# Young Guns
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# Young Guns

'It's hugely frustrating, he's already passed the number of tries that I've scored!'

Mar 16th 2018, 2:47 PM 12,871 Views 3 Comments

Rory Best and the senior players have an important role to play with Ireland’s young guns.

# captain - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

'I would have talked to Paul and those kind of guys about what a leader should be'
# Captain
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# Captain

'I would have talked to Paul and those kind of guys about what a leader should be'

Mar 14th 2018, 12:44 PM 8,678 Views 0 Comments

Tommy O’Brien has learned that he has to trust his team-mates to do their jobs.

# captain - Friday 9 March, 2018

'John Terry has been a big loss' - Conte highlights absence of former Chelsea skipper
# Captain
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# Captain

'John Terry has been a big loss' - Conte highlights absence of former Chelsea skipper

Mar 9th 2018, 3:48 PM 4,143 Views 2 Comments

Terry was back at the Chelsea training ground this week to provide moral support to under-fire boss Antonio Conte.

# captain - Friday 26 January, 2018

'We've got warning on that and we know the procedure, we know the protocol'
# Fresh Start
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# Fresh Start

'We've got warning on that and we know the procedure, we know the protocol'

Jan 26th 2018, 11:28 AM 4,501 Views 2 Comments

Ireland Women captain Ciara Griffin says movement between the 7s and 15s squads has been flagged in advance.

# captain - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Best's new contract close to finalised ahead of Six Nations campaign
# Leader
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# Leader

Best's new contract close to finalised ahead of Six Nations campaign

Jan 25th 2018, 9:13 AM 14,416 Views 25 Comments

The 35-year-old Ireland captain is close to finalising a contract extension.

# captain - Monday 25 December, 2017

'I'd never expected to be captain of Ireland at 21. It's what you've always dreamed of'
# Rise To The Top
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# Rise To The Top

'I'd never expected to be captain of Ireland at 21. It's what you've always dreamed of'

Dec 25th 2017, 10:00 AM 15,567 Views 3 Comments

2017 has been one to remember for Katie McCabe. She brings The42 through her rise to where she is today.

# captain - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Former All-Ireland winning captain Fitzgerald will lead Kerry again in 2018
# The Kingdom
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# The Kingdom

Former All-Ireland winning captain Fitzgerald will lead Kerry again in 2018

Dec 23rd 2017, 2:32 PM 5,139 Views 2 Comments

Fionn Fitzgerald will lead the Kingdom next year having co-captained Kerry to All-Ireland success in 2014.

Jack McGrath to captain Leinster for first time in Stephen's Day Munster clash
# Team News
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# Team News

Jack McGrath to captain Leinster for first time in Stephen's Day Munster clash

Dec 23rd 2017, 12:57 PM 10,518 Views 32 Comments

The 28-year-old St Mary’s man will captain Leinster for the very first time as they make the trip to Thomond Park on Tuesday.

# captain - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'I have to calm down a bit, but I'd rather be that than need a kick up the ass every morning'
# Leader By Example
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# Leader By Example

'I have to calm down a bit, but I'd rather be that than need a kick up the ass every morning'

Oct 25th 2017, 7:27 AM 19,611 Views 8 Comments

Jonathan Sexton isn’t campaigning for a captaincy role with club or country, but he is fine-tuning his leadership methods.

# captain - Friday 20 October, 2017

Best and Stockdale on the bench for Ulster's tough trip to La Rochelle
# The Cavalry
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# The Cavalry

Best and Stockdale on the bench for Ulster's tough trip to La Rochelle

Oct 20th 2017, 1:05 PM 7,403 Views 15 Comments

Les Kiss has kept some of his big talents in reserve for Sunday’s meeting with a very heavy-duty La Rochelle side.

# captain - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'It’s a huge honour for me and my family' - Ever-reliable Meyler steps up to take captain's armband
# Skipper
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# Skipper

'It’s a huge honour for me and my family' - Ever-reliable Meyler steps up to take captain's armband

Oct 7th 2017, 4:41 PM 3,487 Views 5 Comments

The Hull City midfielder filled the role in the absence of Seamus Coleman and Jon Walters last night.

# captain - Friday 29 September, 2017

'Disrespecting pilots will not help solve our shared problems': Ryanair captains speak out
# Flight Cancellations
# Flight Cancellations

'Disrespecting pilots will not help solve our shared problems': Ryanair captains speak out

Sep 29th 2017, 8:00 AM 39,461 Views 62 Comments

An experienced Ryanair captain based in Europe describes to TheJournal.ie what it is like working for the company.

# captain - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Two Tipp captains in Croker as Derry's adopted daughter relishes All-Ireland battle
# Captain's Call
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# Captain's Call

Two Tipp captains in Croker as Derry's adopted daughter relishes All-Ireland battle

Sep 23rd 2017, 7:00 PM 5,214 Views 0 Comments

‘Where else would you see it? Go somewhere else out of your home county and they let you take on that honour, and back you.’

# captain - Thursday 24 August, 2017

‘What I remember most is Ronaldo running across and Patrick Flynn creaming him out of it’
# Bermo
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# Bermo

‘What I remember most is Ronaldo running across and Patrick Flynn creaming him out of it’

Aug 24th 2017, 9:03 PM 28,017 Views 6 Comments

St Patrick’s Athletic defender Ian Bermingham chats to The 42 about his time in Inchicore and taking the captain’s armband this season.