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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Dan the Man

This year
'It's not a must-win but it's pretty important to both teams'
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell welcomed the return of hooker Dan Sheehan.
'I love my job' says Ulster's McFarland amid links to Leicester job
Meanwhile, Iain Henderson was injured just days before Ireland’s Six Nations squad is named.
Last year
'When I got my chance with Ireland, it wasn't too scary. I didn't feel out of my depth'
Dan Sheehan’s rise from back-up at Leinster to one of the best hookers in the world has been one of the rugby stories of 2022.
Sheehan scores four tries as Leinster make light work of Benetton
Leo Cullen’s team rarely looked troubled as they powered to a 42-10 win over the Italian side.
Waterford great Dan Shanahan retires from club hurling at 45
Shanahan played at adult level with Lismore for 30 years.
Dan Sheehan: ‘I wasn’t born the last time New Zealand lost in this stadium’
Ireland’s young hooker is undaunted by the prospect of facing the All Blacks in their backyard.
Waterford appoint former Aldershot boss Danny Searle as new head coach
He has previously worked within the underage structures of Chelsea, Charlton and West Ham, and has managed two English National League clubs.
'He was a different level to everyone else in that period' - tributes continue for Dan Leavy
The Ireland flanker looked set to become a Lion and an Ireland legend – but injury forced him into an early retirement.
Sheehan keen to build on 'valuable' outing in Paris with first Ireland start
The 23-year-old has impressed off Ireland’s bench this season.
All time
'They have superstar players who make superstar plays - but we have the tools to win'
Dan McFarland’s Ulster face Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel-Michelin this weekend, hoping to get another monkey off their back.
Dan McFarland: 'We were gritty, we were tough and we fought back'
Ulster won 20-10 at the RDS and coach Dan McFarland was thrilled with their performance.
'I spent a lot of time over the years thinking of that moment' - Sheehan soaks up debut
The Leinster hooker came on against Japan to win his first international cap for Ireland.
Uncapped hooker Sheehan 'hits the ground running' to earn shot against Japan
The Leinster hooker is set for his Ireland debut off the bench on Saturday.
'He’ll come back as strong as before, or even stronger ' – Leavy primed to return after injury nightmare
The flanker has suffered two long-term injury setbacks since 2019.
Superb Danny Ings goal helps Aston Villa to victory over Newcastle
Anwar El Ghazi added Villa’s second goal from the penalty spot.
Dan Martin aiming to deliver maiden Tour stage win for Israel Start-Up Nation
The Irishman has two Tour de France stage wins with other teams.
'The shake of the head, there, at the end really says I didn't believe it was happening'
Dan Martin mapped it out, led from the breakaway and ‘killed morale’ in the final two kilometres of an extraordinary ride.
'If you told me or people in Limerick that we would win what we have, not many would have believed you'
After nine seasons with Treaty teams, Dan Morrissey’s first medal came in the 2018 All-Ireland final. The versatile defender has since added another Celtic Cross and two All-Stars.
'It feels like having a new player really, he's been gone that long'
Dan Leavy nearly grabbed a late try as he made his Leinster comeback at the RDS.
Vuelta victory for Dan Martin as tearful Irishman claims stage three
‘This one’s for the wife,’ he said after moving to within five seconds of race leader Primoz Roglic.
Lafferty double sends Rovers through to Cup quarters at Cork City's expense
A wonderful equaliser by Gearóid Morrissey counted for little in the end as Danny Lafferty was the hero for The Hoops.
Shanahans celebrate, Gleeson sent-off, Wexford finalists known and Tipp reach last eight
A big day of hurling action in Waterford, Wexford and Tipperary.
Big statement from Waterford as Dan Shanahan appointed camogie coach
The former Déise star and selector will work under Fergal O’Brien.
Dan Crowley stars as Birmingham snatch late winner against Middlesbrough
The Blues scored a late, late winner to leave Robbie Keane’s side at the wrong end of the table.
Double Tour de France stage winner Martin joins new team as leader
The Irishman will be in the colours of the Israel Cycling Academy in 2020.
'No rolling about or diving' - Solskjaer praises United's new boy amid rough treatment
The Red Devils’ manager spoke of the bravery of Daniel James after yesterday’s 2-1 win against Tottenham.
The ex-Rovers captain who dumped tonight's hotly-favoured opponents out of Europe
Dan Murray was once a thorn in the side of Apollon Limassol.
Giggs backs young Welsh winger's 'exciting' move to Man United
Daniel James is closing in on a move to Old Trafford.
James set for Manchester United medical ahead of €17m transfer
The 21-year-old Welsh international is expected to complete his move to Old Trafford from Swansea City.
'I was up in the terrace watching on with a few friends and the sun shining on in the Gaelic Grounds, it was a great day'
Dan Morrissey is hoping to replicate Limerick’s 2013 Munster victory as a player.
Hat-trick hero Kelly seals home victory for champions Dundalk
The former Bohemians winger scored all three goals as the Lilywhites saw off Finn Harps.
First quarter-final since 2014 is major achievement for Ulster boss McFarland
Yesterday’s comeback win against Leicester saw Ulster secure knock-out rugby in Europe.
'I was still playing amateur this time last year': Kelly agrees two-year deal with Dundalk
Daniel Kelly was playing Leinster Senior League football last year and today agreed to join the the double-winners.
Former Ireland underage international continues good form in Dutch top flight
Dan Crowley chipped in with his seventh assist of the season as Willem II overcame AZ Alkmaar.
'Daniel has always been in my thoughts, but he was never able to prove it'
The striker scored a stunning equaliser against Chelsea on Saturday evening, a finish which earned the praise of Jurgen Klopp.
Leavy set for full training next week and is itching for Leinster return
The 24-year-old underwent a minor shoulder procedure during the summer.
The man with a plan - McFarland wants to build successful legacy at Ulster
The new head coach sat down with the media for the first time in his role yesterday.
After 9 seasons with Limerick teams, a first medal arrives on All-Ireland final day
For Dan Morrissey, last Sunday was a notable breakthrough in his Limerick career.
'Absolutely bloody delighted': Dan Brennan gives brilliant post-match interview
The Irish-born prop helped France into the final of the World Rugby U20 Championships last night.
Sensational Leavy scoops main prizes at Leinster's end-of-season awards bash
James Ryan named Young Player of the Year at the ceremony in Dublin last night.