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#Captain's run

# captains-run - Friday 22 June, 2018

Sean Cronin sits out Ireland's captain's run ahead of third Wallabies Test

The Leinster hooker was named in Ireland’s number two shirt for the clash in Sydney.

# captains-run - Friday 23 February, 2018

Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland

The out-half needed some physio attention at the Aviva Stadium today, but returned to finish out the session, according to the captain.

# captains-run - Friday 9 February, 2018

'Cian Healy produced a picture from 2009 when Jordan was one of the mascots'

Ireland captain Rory Best has been impressed by Jordan Larmour’s impact on the squad.

# captains-run - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'There's huge motivation from having so many people writing you off'

Dundalk skipper Stephen O’Donnell says the champions are driven by doubts from their detractors.

# captains-run - Friday 3 February, 2017

'He's a leader now': Jackson presence a seamless transition for Ireland

The Ulster number 10 played more Test minutes than Sexton last year despite sitting out the Six Nations.

# captains-run - Friday 25 November, 2016

Australia captain demands 'best game of the tour' against land of his father

Stephen Moore has had a busy week catching up with his long lost cousins.

# captains-run - Friday 11 November, 2016

Natural leader O'Mahony utterly unfazed with captaincy

Ahead of his third time leading Ireland, the Corkman wasn’t about to get soppy over the honour.

# captains-run - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Best driving Ireland squad to enjoy the build-up, and get out of rucks clean

Entering the third of four internationals refereed by Jerome Garces, the new Ireland captain has a clear message at the breakdown.

# captains-run - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Bernard Brogan has been named Irish International Rules captain

The three-time All-Ireland winner will lead the side out on 21 November.

# captains-run - Saturday 10 October, 2015

'Tough to lose one of the family': Ireland squad feel for Payne but must move on instantly

Injury to the Ulster man made for a funereal atmosphere immediately after today’s Captain’s Run in Cardiff.

# captains-run - Sunday 4 October, 2015

9 of our favourite images from another busy week of sport Say Cheese This post contains images

9 of our favourite images from another busy week of sport

All the action from a different angle.

# captains-run - Friday 6 February, 2015

In pics: Keats kicks into gear as Ireland get a feel for Stadio Olimpico

Ian Keatley looks to be in decent goal-kicking form.

# captains-run - Friday 8 August, 2014

Snapshot: Craddock and Ireland tuning up for Kazakh clash

Ireland’s tighthead prop is a ‘piano mover’ and a guitar player.

# captains-run - Thursday 19 June, 2014

'There's no reason Ireland can't go far at the World Cup' - Ireland's William Porterfield

The boys in green have managed it before and can do so again says the Warwickshire player.

# captains-run - Friday 6 June, 2014

Snapshot: Armed soldier doesn't fancy tangling with Big Devin Toner

It’s kinda like the scene with the water in Jurassic Park.

# captains-run - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Hanrahan put through his paces as O’Donnell tries out the subs’ bench in Marseille

Rob Penney’s men went through a gentle captain’s run ahead of Sunday’s semi final with Toulon.

# captains-run - Friday 7 March, 2014

Snapshot: Brian O'Driscoll 'milks' the applause after leaving team waiting on squad photo

‘We were just cold, waiting on him to get out there’, joked Jamie Heaslip.

# captains-run - Friday 9 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Gordon D'Arcy on Ireland's self-belief and tracking Simon Zebo with GPS

The Wexford man is back in the centre for Ireland after missing the Waikato wipeout.

# captains-run - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

O'Connell set to assume Irish captaincy as he clears another fitness hurdle

Declan Fitzpatrick is back in Belfast, meaning Michael Bent is in line for matchday 23 inclusion.

# captains-run - Friday 15 June, 2012

Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks

No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.

Summer Tour Diary: Restart for Christchurch as Ireland talk up second chances

A tour of the earthquake-hit city puts things into perspective for Kevin McLaughlin and his teammates ahead of All Blacks battle.

# captains-run - Thursday 2 February, 2012

'I certainly feel I'll be around for a little time yet' - could O'Driscoll line out at the next World Cup?

Absent Ireland skipper is recovering from shoulder surgery.

# captains-run - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Keane a doubt following training ground knock

Trap may have to plan without skipper Robbie Keane after the final session at Gannon Park before departure for Skopje this afternoon.

# captains-run - Saturday 26 March, 2011

I'm ready: Keane fighting fit for Macedonia test

Dubliner will become most-capped Ireland captain when he leads out home side at the Aviva Stadium tonight.