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# Leading by example
Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers
The Fossa clubman, who turns 21 on Wednesday, will lead the Kingdom out for 2020.
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'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted
The Leinster man says the new job is the biggest honour of his career.
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Stuart Hogg named captain and 6 newcomers in Scotland squad for Six Nations
The Exeter Chiefs fullback replaces Stuart McInally.
# Silent Leader
'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony
The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.
# mature
Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain
The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.
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'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi delivered a memorable speech after the Springboks beat England in the Rugby World Cup final.
# Captain
'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example
The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.
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O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain
There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.
# Rainbow Nation
'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'
Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.
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O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks
The Munster man will play in his first World Cup knock-out game on Saturday.
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Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks
The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.
# main man
'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'
Johnny Sexton has been named Ireland captain for the first time at the age of 34.
# in the zone
Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan
The 27-year-old has been handed a huge starting opportunity at the World Cup.
# Captain
Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack
The 37-year-old completed the full 80 minutes as his side dismantled Scotland.
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Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt
Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.
# Final Chapter
'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'
Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.
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Alun Wyn Jones: Fatherhood helped me become a better captain
The Welsh Grand Slam-winning captain admits having children gave him some perspective on his playing career.
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Carapaz grabs pink jersey with Giro stage 14 win
The 25-year-old edged ahead of Primoz Roglic in the standings after breaking from the chief contenders on the Giro’s toughest hill yet.
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'He's a man for the big games': Bernardo Silva urges Kompany to stay as contract winds down
The Belgian’s current deal is up at the end of the season and the midfielder wants Manchester City’s captain to remain at the club.
# Ireland Women
'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'
Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July
# fast start
Sam Bennett extends his lead at Tour of Turkey
The Irish rider finished second in today’s third stage to Edremit.
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'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best
The 36-year-old made his final appearance in the Six Nations in Cardiff.
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Boost for Westmeath as key defender returns while experienced forward named captain
Kieran Martin replaces John Heslin as skipper.
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Reds defender Van Dijk emerges as a doubt through illness
The big Dutchman has been a colossus since joining Liverpool but he could miss their Premier League meeting with Leicester City.
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Pogba could be Man United captain after Mourinho demotion, says Solskjaer
The caretaker boss says the Frenchman may get the chance to lead the club again after being stripped of the deputy role by the Portuguese.
# flaw
'He's more an individual player than a leader'
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has demanded more from Eden Hazard.
# mentor
Leinster keen to keep influential Scott Fardy beyond end of season
The 34-year-old is in superb form and has a strong influence within the squad.
# Big Move
Wales hooker Ken Owens redeployed at number eight for Scarlets
The 32-year-old has been forced into a major positional change due to injuries.
# Germany
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, ally of Merkel, elected new leader of CDU party
Kramp-Karrenbauer narrowly defeated Friedrich Merz, a one-time Merkel rival.
# politico
Mary Lou McDonald named as a 'Disruptor' who will help shape Europe in 2019
The Sinn Féin leader is also described as a ‘unifier’ by the publication.
# sinn féin think-in
Mary Lou said she is struck by the number of men that attempt to 'mansplain' her job
The Sinn Féin leader said she is in charge of the party, and no ‘shadowy figures’ are in control.
# Skipper
Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain
The former Brumbies man earned respect with a big first season for the province.
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Johnny Sexton succeeds retired Isa Nacewa as Leinster's captain
Rhys Ruddock is the province’s new vice-captain.
# main man
Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland
The 32-year-old was instrumental in the series success in Australia.
# Scoring Star
Dublin's captain fantastic lands top award to cap historic league campaign
Deadly forward Sinéad Aherne has been named Player of the Month for May.
# Skipper
O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne
The Munster man had a superb game for Joe Schmidt’s side.
# Leader
'He's very good at watching out for other people, just to make sure everyone's okay'
The oldest competitor at the Special Olympics Ireland Games will lead from the front this weekend.
# Skipper
'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies
The Ireland captain has belief in Joey Carbery’s ability to guide the team at out-half.
# pom
'You want your captain to lead by example and there's no better man'
Peter O’Mahony will captain Ireland in Saturday’s first Test against the Wallabies.
# criminal justice
Trump holds meeting with Kim Kardashian days away from historic summit with North Korea leader
Kardashian was expected to meet aide Jared Kushner but in the end she met with President Donald Trump.