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#Skipper

# skipper - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Henderson handed the captaincy for Ulster's Champions Cup opener

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

An ill Rory Best missed the captain’s run.

# skipper - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Wayne Rooney has returned to Man United training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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 Leader This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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 Sob

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

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!'

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

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'

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

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’

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

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

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

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

# skipper - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Fire Brigade rescue crewman after fall at Howth Skipper

Dublin Fire Brigade rescue crewman after fall at Howth

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

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

# skipper - Monday 12 January, 2015

Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip an injury doubt for visit of Castres

The Ireland number eight suffered a shoulder injury two weekends ago against Ulster.

# skipper - Saturday 10 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie CNN and Sky News would have loved the Flying Enterprise saga... It was the 'Chilean Mine Rescue' of its time On This Day

CNN and Sky News would have loved the Flying Enterprise saga... It was the 'Chilean Mine Rescue' of its time

The story of the stricken cargo ship and its hero captain had people flocking to cinemas to catch the latest newsreels. The saga kept the world gripped for 14 days.

# skipper - Friday 21 November, 2014

Hooper enjoying life under Cheika ahead of meeting with in-form Ireland

‘They are number three in the world now, a spot that we’ve held for most of the year,’ says the Wallabies openside.

# skipper - Saturday 15 November, 2014

'I never thought I'd do what I'm going to do tomorrow' - Reddan confesses ahead of captaincy debut

The Leinster scrum-half is relishing the opportunity to lead his country for the first time.

# skipper - Friday 14 November, 2014

'He'll be the same Scott I know -- going around kicking people!'

Ireland captain Robbie Keane praises his opposite number Scott Brown and talks booing and his Celtic career.

# skipper - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

The International Rules captain has been announced

A former All-Ireland winning skipper will lead Ireland Down Under.

# skipper - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Harrington: I would love to be Ryder Cup captain in the future

Dubliner feels vice-captain role was the perfect introduction to eventually leading the European team.

# skipper - Saturday 27 September, 2014

West Ham peg back United after Rooney and RVP open up early lead

Can LVG’s boys hold out this time?

# skipper - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium is in danger of never happening

It’ll be the end of the longest NYC goodbye for the Yankees captain. If it happens.

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