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#Skipper

# skipper - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'It's a big honour to captain this club - I'm very proud to do it in the Premier League'
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# Skipper Seamus

'It's a big honour to captain this club - I'm very proud to do it in the Premier League'

Aug 19th 2018, 1:03 PM 6,254 Views 3 Comments

Seamus Coleman captained Everton to a 2-1 win yesterday.

# skipper - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Messi promises to do 'everything possible' to guide Barcelona back on top of Europe
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Messi promises to do 'everything possible' to guide Barcelona back on top of Europe

Aug 15th 2018, 9:14 PM 6,296 Views 7 Comments

The Argentine is proud to pull on the armband and hopes he can fill the big shoes left by the departing Andres Iniesta.

Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain
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Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain

Aug 15th 2018, 7:53 PM 8,059 Views 7 Comments

The former Brumbies man earned respect with a big first season for the province.

# skipper - Friday 22 June, 2018

O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap
# Pom
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# Pom

O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap

Jun 22nd 2018, 10:30 AM 6,785 Views 14 Comments

The 28-year-old makes up the Ireland back row with CJ Stander and Jack Conan.

# skipper - Saturday 16 June, 2018

O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne
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O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne

Jun 16th 2018, 10:15 PM 19,725 Views 43 Comments

The Munster man had a superb game for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# skipper - Friday 8 June, 2018

'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies
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'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies

Jun 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 10,394 Views 40 Comments

The Ireland captain has belief in Joey Carbery’s ability to guide the team at out-half.

# skipper - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Grand Slam momentum with O'Mahony as Munster captain returns
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Grand Slam momentum with O'Mahony as Munster captain returns

Mar 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 17,107 Views 9 Comments

The 28-year-old says it hasn’t been difficult to focus back in on provincial matters.

# skipper - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Donegal's Carl McHugh captains 10-man Motherwell to stalemate against Celtic
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Donegal's Carl McHugh captains 10-man Motherwell to stalemate against Celtic

Mar 18th 2018, 4:58 PM 3,265 Views 1 Comment

Celtic dropped two points as they inch closer towards a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title.

# skipper - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Irish captaincy a fitting honour for Aidan O'Shea after a whirlwind year under the spotlight
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Irish captaincy a fitting honour for Aidan O'Shea after a whirlwind year under the spotlight

Oct 25th 2017, 10:20 PM 16,104 Views 15 Comments

O’Shea will captain the Irish International Rules side in Australia next month.

# skipper - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Henderson handed the captaincy for Ulster's Champions Cup opener
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Henderson handed the captaincy for Ulster's Champions Cup opener

Oct 12th 2017, 12:43 PM 6,732 Views 71 Comments

Les Kiss has made three changes for tomorrow night’s visit of Wasps to Kingspan Stadium.

# skipper - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'It’s a huge honour for me and my family' - Ever-reliable Meyler steps up to take captain's armband
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'It’s a huge honour for me and my family' - Ever-reliable Meyler steps up to take captain's armband

Oct 7th 2017, 4:41 PM 3,480 Views 5 Comments

The Hull City midfielder filled the role in the absence of Seamus Coleman and Jon Walters last night.

# skipper - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Jamie Redknapp calls for Harry Kane to keep England armband
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Jamie Redknapp calls for Harry Kane to keep England armband

Oct 5th 2017, 10:22 PM 7,269 Views 14 Comments

The Tottenham star is the ideal candidate to captain England, according to former Spurs midfielder Redknapp.

# skipper - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Spurs striker named England captain for tomorrow's crunch World Cup qualifier
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Spurs striker named England captain for tomorrow's crunch World Cup qualifier

Oct 4th 2017, 6:11 PM 4,595 Views 14 Comments

England will be captained by in-form striker Harry Kane when they play Slovenia in World Cup qualifying at Wembley.

# skipper - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Best foot forward: Ireland captain to lead Ulster into battle this season
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Best foot forward: Ireland captain to lead Ulster into battle this season

Aug 29th 2017, 3:48 PM 4,031 Views 15 Comments

“It’s a huge honour to captain my home province again,” Best said.

# skipper - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Ospreys boosted by return of Alun Wyn Jones for semi-final showdown with Munster
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Ospreys boosted by return of Alun Wyn Jones for semi-final showdown with Munster

May 16th 2017, 2:53 PM 3,752 Views 3 Comments

The Wales captain has been out of action since March.

# skipper - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'This is their opportunity' - Ireland's fringe players handed chance to impress against Iceland
# Second String
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# Second String

'This is their opportunity' - Ireland's fringe players handed chance to impress against Iceland

Mar 28th 2017, 7:30 AM 14,144 Views 21 Comments

The Boys in Green welcome one of Euro 2016′s surprise packages to Dublin for a friendly tonight.

# skipper - Friday 10 February, 2017

Jamie Heaslip: 'The boys get on with the job' despite skipper's absence
# Oh Captain
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# Oh Captain

Jamie Heaslip: 'The boys get on with the job' despite skipper's absence

Feb 10th 2017, 3:07 PM 6,128 Views 10 Comments

An ill Rory Best missed the captain’s run.

# skipper - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Wayne Rooney has returned to Man United training
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Wayne Rooney has returned to Man United training

Jan 5th 2017, 9:47 PM 7,432 Views 7 Comments

The United captain is back in first-team training ahead of the FA Cup tie with Reading after a thigh problem.

# skipper - Friday 14 October, 2016

Coleman can possibly become an Irish captain to rival Roy Keane in his influence
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Coleman can possibly become an Irish captain to rival Roy Keane in his influence

Oct 14th 2016, 10:41 AM 4,821 Views 15 Comments

He may not have been the obvious choice to skipper the national team, but it looks a perfect fit for the man from Killybegs.

# skipper - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Captain O'Mahony closes in on comeback for Erasmus' Munster
# Pom
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# Pom

Captain O'Mahony closes in on comeback for Erasmus' Munster

Aug 25th 2016, 8:00 AM 17,908 Views 19 Comments

It’s been a long road back for the blindside flanker, who is positive about the new regime.

# skipper - Thursday 18 August, 2016

John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht
# Leader
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John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht

Aug 18th 2016, 1:00 AM 3,383 Views 2 Comments

The 33-year-old will lead the western province into the Champions Cup this season.

# skipper - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy
# Leader
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# Leader

Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy

Jun 23rd 2016, 8:32 PM 12,919 Views 17 Comments

The Everton full-back staked a claim for the armband in the absence of Robbie Keane and John O’Shea last night.

# skipper - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Tommy O'Donnell restored to number 7 jersey in Ireland team to face Scotland
# Notorious Tod
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# Notorious Tod

Tommy O'Donnell restored to number 7 jersey in Ireland team to face Scotland

Mar 17th 2016, 1:52 PM 25,000 Views 84 Comments

Rory Best has been able to shake off a calf problem and will lead Ireland out against Vern Cotter’s in-form side.

# skipper - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Best relieved as Ireland lift the pressure with hammering of Italy
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Best relieved as Ireland lift the pressure with hammering of Italy

Mar 13th 2016, 7:00 AM 7,287 Views 26 Comments

‘It’s nice to be in a changing room where boys are enjoying themselves.’

# skipper - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Cork turn to Nemo Rangers man as new senior football captain for 2016
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Cork turn to Nemo Rangers man as new senior football captain for 2016

Jan 31st 2016, 1:58 PM 6,506 Views 1 Comment

The 29 year-old takes over from Michael Shields.

# skipper - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

'You don't have to re-invent things because you're captain' - Best
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# Best Man

'You don't have to re-invent things because you're captain' - Best

Jan 27th 2016, 7:00 PM 4,512 Views 2 Comments

Ulster hooker knows he has big boots to fill leading the defending champions into the Six Nations.

# skipper - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready
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Best candidate for Ireland captaincy is Rory, with O'Mahony almost ready

Jan 5th 2016, 6:27 PM 14,448 Views 57 Comments

Joe Schmidt has a number of contenders to select from ahead of the Six Nations.

# skipper - Thursday 12 November, 2015

From a South African farm to captaining Munster: The rise of CJ Stander
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# Roots

From a South African farm to captaining Munster: The rise of CJ Stander

Nov 12th 2015, 6:05 PM 19,990 Views 79 Comments

The 25-year-old was always a leader during his youth and his departure was a blow to South African rugby.

# skipper - Thursday 20 August, 2015

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Leinster have a new captain with Jamie Heaslip away on World Cup duty

Aug 20th 2015, 12:38 PM 7,911 Views 5 Comments

Kevin McLaughlin will lead Leo Cullen’s side in the opening months of the season.

# skipper - Friday 14 August, 2015

The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time
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The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time

Aug 14th 2015, 2:45 PM 7,562 Views 19 Comments

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien is at number eight for tomorrow’s clash with Scotland.

'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'
# Captain O'Brien
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# Captain O'Brien

'Cian is a chirpy and happy fella... you don’t want to get him mad!'

Aug 14th 2015, 1:21 PM 7,134 Views 3 Comments

Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.

# skipper - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Heaslip not getting carried away with Ireland's comprehensive win over Wales
# Level Head
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# Level Head

Heaslip not getting carried away with Ireland's comprehensive win over Wales

Aug 8th 2015, 7:21 PM 10,145 Views 11 Comments

The Irish captain was content with a ‘good, solid’ performance in Cardiff.

# skipper - Friday 31 July, 2015

'The big thing is that we don't overestimate the talent in the Southern Hemisphere'
# Contenders
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# Contenders

'The big thing is that we don't overestimate the talent in the Southern Hemisphere'

Jul 31st 2015, 6:30 AM 9,380 Views 13 Comments

Ireland hooker Rory Best says Michael Cheika’s Australia have been impressive in recent weeks.

# skipper - Friday 10 July, 2015

Jordan Henderson appointed Liverpool captain as Skrtel signs new Anfield contract
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Jordan Henderson appointed Liverpool captain as Skrtel signs new Anfield contract

Jul 10th 2015, 5:25 PM 6,506 Views 19 Comments

It’s been a busy day for the Reds.

# skipper - Friday 3 July, 2015

McCaw: 'I was actually in a bit of a dark space. I didn't want to talk about it'
# Legend
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McCaw: 'I was actually in a bit of a dark space. I didn't want to talk about it'

Jul 3rd 2015, 11:33 AM 10,608 Views 1 Comment

The All Blacks captain says coming back from a concussion in 2004 was a difficult time.

# skipper - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Clontarf aiming for 'massive feat' with back-to-back AIL titles
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# Club Rugby

Clontarf aiming for 'massive feat' with back-to-back AIL titles

May 7th 2015, 8:05 PM 5,627 Views 1 Comment

Andy Wood’s men take on Lansdowne in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A final this weekend.

# skipper - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Munster won't be signing this Argentinian transfer target
# No Go
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# No Go

Munster won't be signing this Argentinian transfer target

Apr 7th 2015, 11:17 AM 9,588 Views 23 Comments

Agustín Creevy has agreed to join Argentina’s new Super Rugby franchise next season.

# skipper - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Thierry Dusautoir believes Ireland are the team to beat in this year's Six Nations
# Allez Les Verts
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# Allez Les Verts

Thierry Dusautoir believes Ireland are the team to beat in this year's Six Nations

Feb 4th 2015, 7:45 AM 5,543 Views 6 Comments

The French skipper also says he’s not worried about their poor Six Nations away record.

# skipper - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Dublin Fire Brigade rescue crewman after fall at Howth
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Dublin Fire Brigade rescue crewman after fall at Howth

Feb 3rd 2015, 8:40 AM 8,236 Views 6 Comments

He fell from the deck when he was throwing out nets to dry them.

# skipper - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Niamh Briggs has been named the new Ireland Women captain
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Niamh Briggs has been named the new Ireland Women captain

Jan 27th 2015, 7:11 PM 3,533 Views 3 Comments

The Waterford native was an obvious choice given her experience at the highest level.