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#man of the match

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Reid stands out as Leinster's attack progresses in win over Connacht
# Playmaker
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# Playmaker

Reid stands out as Leinster's attack progresses in win over Connacht

Dec 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 8,796 Views 4 Comments

The 24-year-old centre was named man of the match after the inter-pro clash at the RDS.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Sexton: It wasn't perfect but we're building towards the World Cup
# Man Of The Match
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# Man Of The Match

Sexton: It wasn't perfect but we're building towards the World Cup

Nov 8th 2014, 9:52 PM 6,507 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland fly-half insists that improvements can be made on this evening’s display against the Sprinboks.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 20 October, 2014

'We were lucky' - Man of the match Heaslip wants more from Leinster
# Honesty
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# Honesty

'We were lucky' - Man of the match Heaslip wants more from Leinster

Oct 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 8,189 Views 28 Comments

The Ireland No. 8 gave an open and accurate analysis of his side’s performance at the RDS.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Here's the fantastic De Gea save that denied Everton a last-minute point today
# Take A Bow
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# Take A Bow

Here's the fantastic De Gea save that denied Everton a last-minute point today

Oct 5th 2014, 3:00 PM 9,264 Views 8 Comments

The goalkeeper made a string of important saves, including stopping Leighton Baines’ penalty.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Kerry's Paul Murphy wins All-Ireland football final man of the match award
# Defensive Effort
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# Defensive Effort

Kerry's Paul Murphy wins All-Ireland football final man of the match award

Sep 21st 2014, 11:26 PM 8,181 Views 8 Comments

Murphy beat out Kieran Donaghy and Peter Crowley for The Sunday Game award.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 1 September, 2014

Ryan McHugh: 'We know we have the players and the game system to claw back'
# Happy Days
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# Happy Days

Ryan McHugh: 'We know we have the players and the game system to claw back'

Sep 1st 2014, 7:55 AM 2,329 Views 0 Comments

The Man of the Match was in jubilant form after helping to guide his side to victory yesterday.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Who was your man of the match from today's All-Ireland semi-final?
# Man Of The Match
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# Man Of The Match

Who was your man of the match from today's All-Ireland semi-final?

Aug 30th 2014, 7:40 PM 10,270 Views 26 Comments

Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue and Keith Higgins were all exceptional.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Poll: Who was your man of the match from today’s Kerry vs Mayo All-Ireland semi-final?
# Man Of The Match
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# Man Of The Match

Poll: Who was your man of the match from today’s Kerry vs Mayo All-Ireland semi-final?

Aug 24th 2014, 6:02 PM 9,769 Views 11 Comments

Who do you think played best on the day?

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Poll: Who was your man of the match from today's Tipperary v Cork All-Ireland semi-final?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Who was your man of the match from today's Tipperary v Cork All-Ireland semi-final?

Aug 17th 2014, 5:03 PM 6,881 Views 14 Comments

Did Seamus Callanan’s brace make him a shoe-in, or were there better players on the field today?

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Peter O’Mahony: Ireland ‘wanted it more than’ Wales
# Man Of The Match
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# Man Of The Match

Peter O’Mahony: Ireland ‘wanted it more than’ Wales

Feb 9th 2014, 12:00 PM 20,059 Views 32 Comments

The man of the match says Joe Schmidt’s structures are now being ‘player-driven’.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 4 January, 2014

James O'Connor man of the match in London Irish win
# The Difference
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# The Difference

James O'Connor man of the match in London Irish win

Jan 4th 2014, 5:21 PM 8,033 Views 8 Comments

The controversial Australian star was the key man in the Premiership victory over Worcester.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Jordi Murphy: 'Every player loves to get their hands on the ball'
# Main Man
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# Main Man

Jordi Murphy: 'Every player loves to get their hands on the ball'

Dec 28th 2013, 9:45 PM 6,176 Views 27 Comments

The Leinster No. 8 stood out with his powerful ball carrying in tonight’s win over Ulster.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 9 December, 2013

Try hero Marmion calls for back-to-back victories over Toulouse
# HCup
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# HCup

Try hero Marmion calls for back-to-back victories over Toulouse

Dec 9th 2013, 11:06 AM 2,639 Views 3 Comments

The Connacht scrum-half put in a man-of-the-match performance during their surprise Heineken Cup win yesterday.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Brian O’Driscoll: ‘I love playing for this team’
# BOD
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# BOD

Brian O’Driscoll: ‘I love playing for this team’

Dec 7th 2013, 9:29 PM 38,010 Views 135 Comments

The legendary centre was named man of the match for his part in Leinster’s 40-7 win over Northampton.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 10 November, 2013

'I didn't think I played that well' - Jack McGrath's high standards
# Debutant
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# Debutant

'I didn't think I played that well' - Jack McGrath's high standards

Nov 10th 2013, 9:15 AM 15,105 Views 20 Comments

The loosehead prop was man of the match on his international debut but says there is room for improvement.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Irish front-row sensation Jack McGrath belts out Billy Joel's Piano Man
# Pitch Perfect
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# Pitch Perfect

Irish front-row sensation Jack McGrath belts out Billy Joel's Piano Man

Nov 9th 2013, 10:26 PM 11,116 Views 2 Comments

‘Drico and Paulie hung me out to dry’ the rugby star admitted to us.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Summerhill beat Na Fianna to win second Meath title in three seasons
# Champions
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# Champions

Summerhill beat Na Fianna to win second Meath title in three seasons

Oct 20th 2013, 5:22 PM 2,673 Views 0 Comments

Conor Gillespie earned the man-of-the-match award, as his side secured a three-point victory.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Ulster should be proud of their physical effort - Roger Wilson
# Physical
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# Physical

Ulster should be proud of their physical effort - Roger Wilson

Oct 12th 2013, 10:49 AM 1,661 Views 0 Comments

The blindside flanker was named man of the match after Ulster’s 22-16 win against Leicester in Pool 5 of the Heineken Cup.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 22 September, 2013

POLL: Who was your man of the match in today's All-Ireland final?
# Have Your Say
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# Have Your Say

POLL: Who was your man of the match in today's All-Ireland final?

Sep 22nd 2013, 6:19 PM 5,052 Views 15 Comments

Let us know who you think stood out in today’s game.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Madigan inspires Leinster to thrilling win
# Winning
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# Winning

Madigan inspires Leinster to thrilling win

Mar 23rd 2013, 10:12 PM 3,488 Views 16 Comments

The outhalf scored all of his side’s points in their 22-17 victory over Glasgow ton send them top of the Rabo.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland call up Tom Court for the Six Nations?
# Redemption
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# Redemption

Poll: Should Ireland call up Tom Court for the Six Nations?

Jan 13th 2013, 5:09 PM 2,443 Views 5 Comments

The versatile prop has been in excellent form for Ulster this season.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Man of the Match Fitzgerald praises Leinster depth
# Reaction
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# Reaction

Man of the Match Fitzgerald praises Leinster depth

Jan 12th 2013, 8:59 PM 12,238 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, Joe Schmidt admitted his side “still need a miracle” if they are to progress to the next round of the Heineken Cup.

# man-of-the-match - Friday 14 December, 2012

Heineken Cup: 3 things to look out for this weekend
# Vital
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# Vital

Heineken Cup: 3 things to look out for this weekend

Dec 14th 2012, 5:52 PM 1,236 Views 2 Comments

European dreams could be shattered for three of Ireland’s four representatives.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 10 December, 2012

'Preparations were perfect, everything else was a bit of a disaster' - Best on RWC '07
# The Beast
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# The Beast

'Preparations were perfect, everything else was a bit of a disaster' - Best on RWC '07

Dec 10th 2012, 6:30 PM 2,469 Views 0 Comments

The former Ireland flanker played his final match in the pool stage elimination by Argentina.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 9 December, 2012

James Coughlan is good enough to play for Ireland - Rob Penney
# Heineken Cup
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# Heineken Cup

James Coughlan is good enough to play for Ireland - Rob Penney

Dec 9th 2012, 12:24 PM 1,632 Views 3 Comments

Somebody get down to Bear and tell Jamie Heaslip.

# man-of-the-match - Friday 7 December, 2012

The drinks are on Elwood as Connacht stun Biarritz
# Heineken Cup
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# Heineken Cup

The drinks are on Elwood as Connacht stun Biarritz

Dec 7th 2012, 11:11 PM 13,993 Views 22 Comments

Dan Parks and Fetu’u Vainikolo scored the points but the 23-man squad can all be proud of their effort.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Ecstatic Gilroy set for 6 Nations role after grabbing opportunity with both hands
# Job Done
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# Job Done

Ecstatic Gilroy set for 6 Nations role after grabbing opportunity with both hands

Nov 24th 2012, 10:02 PM 2,665 Views 2 Comments

Donnacha Ryan picked up the official man of the match award for an excellent outing at lock.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 17 November, 2012

#IreFIJ: How Ireland’s new-look team rated this evening
# Out Of 10
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# Out Of 10

#IreFIJ: How Ireland’s new-look team rated this evening

Nov 17th 2012, 9:38 PM 18,151 Views 31 Comments

There are plenty of reasons to be cheerful after the 53-0 win over Fiji in Limerick.

# man-of-the-match - Friday 16 November, 2012

Return of the Mike: Second row McCarthy beefs up the bench for Fiji clash
# IreFij
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# IreFij

Return of the Mike: Second row McCarthy beefs up the bench for Fiji clash

Nov 16th 2012, 2:06 PM 5,442 Views 5 Comments

The Connacht lock will be hoping to build on a man-of-the-match outing against the Springboks last week.

# man-of-the-match - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Be like Mike: Tuohy ready to follow the lead of magnificent McCarthy
# November Tests
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# November Tests

Be like Mike: Tuohy ready to follow the lead of magnificent McCarthy

Nov 13th 2012, 5:38 PM 1,411 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster lock is grateful to be preparing for a game against a side outside the world’s top two.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Phew! Schmidt says O'Driscoll injury 'not too serious'
# Relief
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# Relief

Phew! Schmidt says O'Driscoll injury 'not too serious'

Oct 27th 2012, 8:56 PM 1,293 Views 0 Comments

The coach added that the Ireland captain wanted to play on, and said that taking him off was a precautionary measure.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 8 October, 2012

Pro12: Team of the Week
# First XV
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# First XV

Pro12: Team of the Week

Oct 8th 2012, 10:14 AM 1,188 Views 0 Comments

Here’s the cream of the crop offered up by our four provinces this weekend.

# man-of-the-match - Friday 28 September, 2012

Points race: Keatley leads the way while O'Gara seeks records boost
# Top Scorers
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# Top Scorers

Points race: Keatley leads the way while O'Gara seeks records boost

Sep 28th 2012, 10:49 AM 689 Views 0 Comments

The Munster man will be on the bench this weekend, giving Ian Madigan and Greg Laidlaw the chance to close the scoring gap.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 1 July, 2012

VIDEO: Dublin got out of jail, admits McManamon
# Reaction
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# Reaction

VIDEO: Dublin got out of jail, admits McManamon

Jul 1st 2012, 6:46 PM 615 Views 0 Comments

The man of the match expressed his relief following Dublin’s defeat of Wexford this afternoon.