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Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
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Influential Ringrose shows his class as Leinster end pool campaign on a high
The centre is in superb form and provided some brilliant moments against Racing.
Last year
2022
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David Clifford nominated to captain Kerry for the 2023 season
The Fossa man will skipper the Kingdom next year.
# Big call
'My brothers are giving me guilt, saying 'What are we going to do when you retire?''
Johnny Sexton remains as motivated as ever in a squad whose leadership group has developed.
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'I never even dreamed of it' - Furlong to captain Ireland for first time against Fiji
The tighthead says he never thought captaincy was on his radar but is looking forward to leading the team out this weekend.
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Owen Farrell determined to lead England on his terms after reclaiming captaincy
Farrell will take charge at inside centre having recovered from concussion.
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Sexton 'hungry as ever' as Leinster 10 continues strong form ahead of November Tests
The Leinster captain has hit the ground running this season and looks in good shape ahead of the games against South Africa, Fiji and Australia.
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Emma Hayes to work with Chelsea from home as she recovers from hysterectomy
Hayes revealed on Thursday that she is stepping away from the touchline while she recuperates.
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Ringrose: Leinster keen to learn from Sexton's leadership style while they can
Garry Ringrose on Johnny Sexton, Leinster’s win over the Sharks and Friday’s trip to play Connacht.
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'Five years from when I was asked to be captain, I wouldn’t have pictured us in this position'
Katie McCabe is hoping to skipper Ireland to a first-ever major tournament.
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'You have the feeling that he could already have three kids at home' - Suele
Jude Bellingham possesses a maturity beyond his young age, according one Dortmund teammate.
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Neil Lennon backed to give Cypriots edge against Man United
Erik ten Hag’s side travel to Nicosia in the Europa League on Thursday.
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'You've to put your heart and soul into getting the most from your career - Josh Cullen on driving forces
Exclusive: The Ireland and Burnley midfielder tells The42 about his determination to make it to the top and how Stephen Kenny and Vincent Kompany are helping him get there.
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David Clifford: 'It’s tough to take the losses each year but it makes this so much sweeter'
He led Kerry to All-Ireland glory.
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'What we have learned over the past 2.5 years under Rory has been mind-blowing'
Chrissy McKaigue describes the ‘intellect’ of the man who has brought Derry to the All-Ireland semi-final.
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Galway's Rolls-Royce: 'He is so smart. He sees things happening before anyone else'
David Burke will take over at the top of the all-time Galway hurling championship appearance list today.
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Shane Walsh's intention is clear: 'To climb the steps of the Hogan on 24 July'
The Connacht champions have set their sights on bigger prizes.
# COnnacht final
Sean Kelly the right man at the right time to captain Galway
Sean Kelly will captain Galway against Roscommon in the Connacht final in Pearse Stadium today.
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Marseille the latest stop on Johnny Sexton's storied history with the Champions Cup
The Leinster out-half is aiming to win his fifth Champions Cup medal today, and his first as captain.
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'That's what you want your captain to do on the big days, perform like that'
Johann van Graan was full of praise for Peter O’Mahony after his superb individual display against Exeter Chiefs.
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'That mental side of the game, it's something that probably I hadn't really tapped into'
Munster flanker Jack O’Donoghue on his strong form this season, and Graham Rowntree’s promotion to head coach.
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'To play at a packed Aviva Stadium, it would be something spectacular for us'
Republic of Ireland captain Katie McCabe talks coffee with Robbie, learning from Roy and fulfilling a dream with her country.
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Nichola Fryday named as new Ireland captain ahead of Six Nations
Greg McWilliams’ squad are preparing for their Six Nations opener against Wales this Saturday.
# Selection
'Pete's in good form... he's a good emotional leader for us as well'
Andy Farrell believes O’Mahony is getting better, while the Cork man is loving life with Ireland.
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Ukraine’s Zinchenko made captain as Man City secure FA Cup win at Peterborough
The Ukraine international was given the honour of leading out the City as a show of support against Russia’s invasion of his homeland.
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'The Triple Crown would be a great thing and it's guaranteed if we win the last three'
Johnny Sexton is back to lead Ireland’s push for silverware in this Six Nations.
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'It’s like Sexto, he has a way with words... He's the right man for the job'
James Ryan captains Ireland in today’s Six Nations clash in Paris.
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Ibanez: 'The experience of Johnny Sexton would have counted in this match'
The France team manager believes Andy Farrell’s side will feel the absence of their captain in Paris.
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'You’re picking up the phone thinking, 'Is it going to be good or bad news?''
Johnny Sexton is reveling in leading Ireland as they aim for Six Nations success.
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'It's like he's got more time than anyone I've seen' - Ala’alatoa on what makes Sexton one of a kind
Former Crusaders prop Michael Ala’alatoa talks about playing alongside Johnny Sexton at Leinster, and settling into a new environment.
# Composure
'In other years, we could have struggled to get back into the game then'
Munster captain Peter O’Mahony was happy with his side’s resolve in the closing minutes in Castres.
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# One of the greats
How Ciara Griffin's last game for Ireland typified her never-say-die brilliance
The Kerry woman signed off with a sublime two-try performance last month.
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Getting a job offer in Dubai the day after captaining Cork to an All-Ireland final
Linda Collins speaks to The42 since moving to Dubai and taking a break from Cork camogie.
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This has been one of POM's most interesting captaining challenges
The 32-year-old says it has been about keeping things as “cool and chilled as possible.”
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'We’re losing a great friend and a great leader' - Ireland look to send Griffin out on a high
Captain Ciara Griffin is set to play her last Test game for Ireland this weekend.
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James Ryan relishing latest chance to take on Ireland captaincy
The lock is captaining the squad with Johnny Sexton out injured.
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'I'm the proudest person in Ireland... Actions speak louder than words'
Ireland captain Ciara Griffin praised her team for staying united in a tough week.
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'We were all disappointed. He apologised in case people took offence to his comments'
Ireland captain Ciara Griffin said the entire squad stands with hooker Cliodhna Moloney.
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'Letting the team down, letting the county down, is the biggest disappointment'
Donegal’s Michael Murphy on a tough 2021, the retirement question and his future in management.
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'It's been a rollercoaster... This is the club that I've been at the longest'
Jarrad Butler is club captain for Connacht this season.
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Former Springbok captain says 'demanding' Vermeulen will make big impression at Ulster
Bobby Skinstad spoke to the World Cup winner before his move to Belfast was confirmed last week.