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#Skipper

# skipper - Monday 1 March, 2021

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
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Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 8:03 AM 19,572 Views 30 Comments

‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’

# skipper - Sunday 20 December, 2020

'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'
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'He's a very special player and a very special bloke. He wants an Irish jersey'

Dec 20th 2020, 11:58 AM 42,914 Views 14 Comments

23-year-old Paul Boyle captains Connacht against Bristol in the Champions Cup today.

# skipper - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'It's something I've enjoyed, but Johnny is team captain' - James Ryan
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'It's something I've enjoyed, but Johnny is team captain' - James Ryan

Nov 25th 2020, 3:07 PM 6,778 Views 12 Comments

The 24-year-old will captain Ireland again this weekend versus Georgia.

# skipper - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

O'Connell and Sexton provide role models as Ryan takes on Ireland captaincy
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O'Connell and Sexton provide role models as Ryan takes on Ireland captaincy

Nov 18th 2020, 7:15 AM 7,274 Views 3 Comments

The 24-year-old has lots of underage experience as a captain but this is an obvious step up.

# skipper - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton
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Ireland have 'a few more steps to go to become a champion side' - Sexton

Nov 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,131 Views 16 Comments

The captain hopes to be fit for the trip to Twickenham to take on England next weekend.

# skipper - Friday 6 November, 2020

Ruddock not back in Ireland plans but still 'driving everyone else' in Leinster
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Ruddock not back in Ireland plans but still 'driving everyone else' in Leinster

Nov 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,412 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old back row is in excellent form early on in the new season.

# skipper - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Messi scores in first game since transfer dispute as Barca hammer Villarreal
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Messi scores in first game since transfer dispute as Barca hammer Villarreal

Sep 27th 2020, 10:36 PM 9,469 Views 1 Comment

Messi scored a first-half penalty for Barcelona.

# skipper - Sunday 23 August, 2020

The Irish Liverpool fan who grew up to captain them
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The Irish Liverpool fan who grew up to captain them

Aug 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 25,274 Views 10 Comments

Ireland international Niamh Fahey on being appointed the Reds’ new skipper.

# skipper - Monday 17 August, 2020

'Beyond my wildest dreams' - Ireland's Niamh Fahey named Liverpool captain
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'Beyond my wildest dreams' - Ireland's Niamh Fahey named Liverpool captain

Aug 17th 2020, 2:50 PM 6,932 Views 1 Comment

The Galway woman will lead the Reds as they aim for a swift return to the Women’s Super League.

# skipper - Friday 7 August, 2020

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations
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Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations

Aug 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,162 Views 23 Comments

The 35-year-old took over from Rory Best for the Six Nations earlier this year.

# skipper - Friday 10 July, 2020

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson ruled out for remainder of season
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Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson ruled out for remainder of season

Jul 10th 2020, 1:23 PM 6,121 Views 6 Comments

Jurgen Klopp said the 30-year-old will be sidelined with a knee injury.

# skipper - Thursday 18 June, 2020

On this day in 2010, this future club captain joined Arsenal for £10m
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On this day in 2010, this future club captain joined Arsenal for £10m

Jun 18th 2020, 4:34 PM 102 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Vermaelen completed the move from Ajax to Arsenal.

# skipper - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'In terms of the captaincy, it seems we're not so quick to see how good Johnny has become'
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'In terms of the captaincy, it seems we're not so quick to see how good Johnny has become'

Mar 4th 2020, 8:53 PM 9,912 Views 26 Comments

Former Ireland captain Rory Best is confident his successor, Johnny Sexton, will bounce back.

# skipper - Friday 28 February, 2020

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'
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'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'

Feb 28th 2020, 2:08 PM 20,271 Views 38 Comments

Johnny Sexton feels Ireland could have dealt with England’s linespeed better.

# skipper - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

'This club needs European football,' says Everton captain Coleman after surge in form under Ancelotti
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# Irish Eye

'This club needs European football,' says Everton captain Coleman after surge in form under Ancelotti

Feb 11th 2020, 12:05 PM 4,598 Views 1 Comment

The Toffees are targeting Europe as the business end of the season approaches.

# skipper - Thursday 23 January, 2020

'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton
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'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:00 AM 5,242 Views 20 Comments

34-year-old Johnny Sexton is excited to have taken on the Ireland captaincy for the Six Nations.

# skipper - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Maguire hoping to bring success back to Man Utd after ‘massive honour’ of being handed captaincy
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Maguire hoping to bring success back to Man Utd after ‘massive honour’ of being handed captaincy

Jan 18th 2020, 1:38 PM 4,363 Views 10 Comments

The £80m centre-half has taken on captaincy duties in the wake of Ashley Young’s departure and is looking forward to the challenges which lie ahead

# skipper - Friday 17 January, 2020

Maguire confirmed as Manchester United captain with Young bound for Milan
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Maguire confirmed as Manchester United captain with Young bound for Milan

Jan 17th 2020, 11:06 AM 7,747 Views 13 Comments

The most expensive defender in world football will be taking the armband at Old Trafford on a full-time basis.

# skipper - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted
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'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted

Jan 16th 2020, 11:30 AM 23,571 Views 49 Comments

The Leinster man says the new job is the biggest honour of his career.

# skipper - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony
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# Silent Leader

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony

Dec 11th 2019, 8:00 AM 19,886 Views 99 Comments

The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.

# skipper - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain
# Mature
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# Mature

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain

Dec 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 32,044 Views 57 Comments

The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.

# skipper - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby
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Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby

Nov 13th 2019, 7:17 PM 7,888 Views 5 Comments

The former Ulster and Ireland captain will lead the side when they take to the field against Fiji.

Liverpool's Robertson defends decision to pull out of Scotland squad for Euro qualifiers
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Liverpool's Robertson defends decision to pull out of Scotland squad for Euro qualifiers

Nov 13th 2019, 4:37 PM 10,092 Views 18 Comments

The Scotland captain says he needs to rest his ankle in order to prevent it from becoming a serious concern.

# skipper - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain
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O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

Oct 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,830 Views 37 Comments

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

# skipper - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

John Egan to captain Ireland in tonight's Aviva Stadium friendly
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John Egan to captain Ireland in tonight's Aviva Stadium friendly

Sep 10th 2019, 4:12 PM 7,293 Views 7 Comments

Mick McCarthy’s side face Bulgaria and the Sheffield United defender will lead the Boys in Green out.

# skipper - Friday 30 August, 2019

'There is a little bit of undue criticism': Best keen to re-establish his benchmark
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'There is a little bit of undue criticism': Best keen to re-establish his benchmark

Aug 30th 2019, 11:10 AM 7,102 Views 27 Comments

The Ireland captain is on the bench for Saturday’s game in Cardiff.

# skipper - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt
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Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,347 Views 24 Comments

Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.

# skipper - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'
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'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'

Aug 24th 2019, 6:45 AM 4,855 Views 14 Comments

Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.

# skipper - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Henderson 'proud and excited' to succeed Best as Ulster's new club captain
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Henderson 'proud and excited' to succeed Best as Ulster's new club captain

Jul 25th 2019, 10:58 AM 4,846 Views 28 Comments

Dan McFarland said it wasn’t a difficult decision to appoint Henderson as skipper for the 2019/20 season.

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

Apr 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,670 Views 13 Comments

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

# skipper - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Sexton ignores increasing levels of scrutiny as he returns to lead Leinster into battle
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Sexton ignores increasing levels of scrutiny as he returns to lead Leinster into battle

Apr 20th 2019, 10:35 PM 25,758 Views 35 Comments

‘I have been used to it since I have been in school. It’s not something I pay too much attention to.’

# skipper - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup
# Final Chapter
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# Final Chapter

Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup

Apr 18th 2019, 9:50 AM 27,131 Views 64 Comments

The 36-year-old will hope to go out in style in Japan later this year.

# skipper - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Ajax skipper shocked by 'bizarre' win over Juve
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Ajax skipper shocked by 'bizarre' win over Juve

Apr 17th 2019, 12:57 AM 8,087 Views 10 Comments

Matthijs de Ligt said he was lost for words after his wonderful header earned a surprise win.

# skipper - Monday 15 April, 2019

Klopp hails 'on fire' Liverpool captain Henderson
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Klopp hails 'on fire' Liverpool captain Henderson

Apr 15th 2019, 12:10 AM 8,803 Views 45 Comments

The midfielder helped the Reds to a crucial Premier League win over Chelsea yesterday.

# skipper - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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

Mar 16th 2019, 10:30 PM 12,931 Views 42 Comments

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

# skipper - Sunday 10 March, 2019

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

Mar 10th 2019, 8:32 PM 6,436 Views 24 Comments

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

# skipper - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'I'm the least concerned' - Pádraig Harrington confident Rory McIlroy will play Ryder Cup
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'I'm the least concerned' - Pádraig Harrington confident Rory McIlroy will play Ryder Cup

Jan 12th 2019, 10:11 AM 10,569 Views 9 Comments

Team Europe’s new captain is already down to work.

# skipper - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Noel Connors named Waterford hurling captain
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Noel Connors named Waterford hurling captain

Jan 1st 2019, 12:23 PM 9,576 Views 2 Comments

Pauric Mahony and Tadhg de Burca have been appointed vice-skippers, meanwhile.

# skipper - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'It's great to be back involved because I love pulling on the green jersey'
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'It's great to be back involved because I love pulling on the green jersey'

Oct 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 7,362 Views 7 Comments

Derby County’s Richard Keogh captained Ireland to their first Uefa Nations League point last night.

# skipper - Friday 5 October, 2018

Bale backed for Wales captaincy by Giggs
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Bale backed for Wales captaincy by Giggs

Oct 5th 2018, 7:54 AM 1,680 Views 0 Comments

Ashley Williams is expected to resume his captaincy duties against Spain but Ryan Giggs backed Gareth Bale as a future skipper.

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