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#Captain

# captain - Friday 23 November, 2012

Argentina make 4 changes to starting XV ahead of Ireland clash
# November Tests
# November Tests

Argentina make 4 changes to starting XV ahead of Ireland clash

Nov 23rd 2012, 2:34 PM 805 Views 0 Comments

Pumas’ flanker Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will captain the side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

Heaslip cracks it – Play Argentina for 80 minutes or we won’t come close
# IreArg
# IreArg

Heaslip cracks it – Play Argentina for 80 minutes or we won’t come close

Nov 23rd 2012, 7:05 AM 4,034 Views 5 Comments

The Irish captain may be on to something here.

# captain - Sunday 18 November, 2012

'They did the jersey proud' - Heaslip praises emerging Irish stars
# Captain Marvels
# Captain Marvels

'They did the jersey proud' - Heaslip praises emerging Irish stars

Nov 18th 2012, 2:02 PM 6,499 Views 11 Comments

The captain expressed his satisfaction at shutting down the Fijians in the 53-0 win.

November tests: Lobbe eyes Irish scalp as Pumas seek to end year on a high
# Inspirational
# Inspirational

November tests: Lobbe eyes Irish scalp as Pumas seek to end year on a high

Nov 18th 2012, 11:30 AM 1,195 Views 0 Comments

The Argentina captain reveals that coaching tips doled out by Graham Henry have motivated his teammates.

# captain - Saturday 17 November, 2012

The heart has been ripped out of the Irish team - Conor O'Shea
# Fan Favourite
# Fan Favourite

The heart has been ripped out of the Irish team - Conor O'Shea

Nov 17th 2012, 11:00 AM 11,801 Views 8 Comments

The former Irish fullback spoke to Patrick McCarry about “ferocious” injuries, coaching abroad and Declan Kidney’s job.

# captain - Friday 16 November, 2012

Green pastures: Conor O'Shea believes in Harlequin's triple threat
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Green pastures: Conor O'Shea believes in Harlequin's triple threat

Nov 16th 2012, 4:06 PM 1,042 Views 0 Comments

The former Ireland international has tipped Chris Robshaw for British and Irish Lions captaincy.

# captain - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Guinness Series: De Villiers highlights 14-man defensive effort as key to beating Ireland
# Comeback
# Comeback

Guinness Series: De Villiers highlights 14-man defensive effort as key to beating Ireland

Nov 11th 2012, 1:04 PM 933 Views 0 Comments

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer revealed that a harsh exchange of words in the dressing room at half-time sparked a fightback.

Heaslip holds hands up over yellow card that cost Ireland dearly
# My Bad
# My Bad

Heaslip holds hands up over yellow card that cost Ireland dearly

Nov 11th 2012, 9:55 AM 10,492 Views 25 Comments

The newly-appointed captain admitted that he would have served his team better by staying on the field at a crucial stage.

# captain - Saturday 10 November, 2012

They’re big, strong and they want to run over you – captain Heaslip on the Springbok science
# Guinness Series
# Guinness Series

They’re big, strong and they want to run over you – captain Heaslip on the Springbok science

Nov 10th 2012, 10:10 AM 4,654 Views 14 Comments

He’s more concerned about post-match speeches than decoding the South Africans’ gameplan.

# captain - Thursday 8 November, 2012

New direction: Faith shown in Heaslip as the man to lead Ireland forward
# Guinness Series
# Guinness Series

New direction: Faith shown in Heaslip as the man to lead Ireland forward

Nov 8th 2012, 2:24 PM 6,082 Views 15 Comments

The Leinster man held off stiff competition from Jonny Sexton to land the role of captaining Ireland against the Springboks.

# captain - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Reddan insists he can front up to massive Springbok challenge
# Hair Raising
# Hair Raising

Guinness Series: Reddan insists he can front up to massive Springbok challenge

Nov 7th 2012, 7:00 PM 1,104 Views 4 Comments

The Leinster scrum-half is keen to put an end to claims he is a defensive weak-spot.

Guinness Series: Jean de Villiers eager to pile on the misery for old Munster friends
# IRESAF
# IRESAF

Guinness Series: Jean de Villiers eager to pile on the misery for old Munster friends

Nov 7th 2012, 7:55 AM 3,999 Views 8 Comments

The Springbok captain is set to take on Keith Earls in the centre of the park on Saturday.

# captain - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

O'Connell set to assume Irish captaincy as he clears another fitness hurdle
# Captain's Run
# Captain's Run

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

Nov 6th 2012, 3:24 PM 4,784 Views 13 Comments

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

# captain - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Heaslip ready to mix it with the 'big boys' from South Africa
# Love Eight
# Love Eight

Guinness Series: Heaslip ready to mix it with the 'big boys' from South Africa

Nov 4th 2012, 10:00 AM 6,514 Views 10 Comments

‘Make no bones about it, they’re big boys and they come at you hard,” declared the Leinster forward.

# captain - Friday 2 November, 2012

Interview: Kevin Deery talks Derry's season and the FAI Cup final
# FAI Ford Cup Final
# FAI Ford Cup Final

Interview: Kevin Deery talks Derry's season and the FAI Cup final

Nov 2nd 2012, 2:10 PM 355 Views 0 Comments

The Candystripes skipper says a cup win is just what the club needs after their disappointing league campaign.

# captain - Thursday 1 November, 2012

'How in the name of Jesus are we getting to this point' - Wood blasts Bent call-up
# Unpalatable
# Unpalatable

'How in the name of Jesus are we getting to this point' - Wood blasts Bent call-up

Nov 1st 2012, 11:09 AM 3,698 Views 2 Comments

The former Irish captain also touted Jonny Sexton and Peter O’Mahony as future leaders.

'It would be an awfully proud moment to captain Ireland' - Jamie Heaslip
# Honour
# Honour

'It would be an awfully proud moment to captain Ireland' - Jamie Heaslip

Nov 1st 2012, 8:58 AM 6,387 Views 41 Comments

The absence of the injured Brian O’Driscoll has thrown the Leinster forward into the captaincy mix.

# captain - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Kidney laments loss of O'Driscoll but predicts early return
# Injury Woes
# Injury Woes

Kidney laments loss of O'Driscoll but predicts early return

Oct 31st 2012, 7:50 AM 778 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland coach feels the Leinster star could return for the final rounds of the Heineken Cup.

# captain - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Injury rules Brian O'Driscoll and Rory Best out of November Series
# Double Blow
# Double Blow

Injury rules Brian O'Driscoll and Rory Best out of November Series

Oct 30th 2012, 3:21 PM 6,482 Views 15 Comments

Ireland have lost the services of their in-form hooker and inspirational captain.

# captain - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Job 'done-zo' for Leo Cullen as Leinster tan Cardiff hides again
# Thumbs Up
# Thumbs Up

Job 'done-zo' for Leo Cullen as Leinster tan Cardiff hides again

Oct 28th 2012, 2:39 PM 875 Views 0 Comments

Coach Joe Schmidt, meanwhile, was irked at the concession of three Cardiff tries.

I'd say to clubs 'take Roy Keane, give him a go' - Jon Walters
# Jon Boy
# Jon Boy

I'd say to clubs 'take Roy Keane, give him a go' - Jon Walters

Oct 28th 2012, 12:01 PM 3,195 Views 2 Comments

The Stoke forward also confirmed that teammate Marc Wilson has broken his left leg.

# captain - Friday 26 October, 2012

Chris Henry's journey from 'wee blonde prop' to Ulster captain
# Engage
# Engage

Chris Henry's journey from 'wee blonde prop' to Ulster captain

Oct 26th 2012, 10:50 AM 1,067 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast native will lead his province into tonight’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Newport Gwent Dragons.

# captain - Friday 19 October, 2012

El-Hadji Diouf criticises 'egotistical' Gerrard
# Attack
# Attack

El-Hadji Diouf criticises 'egotistical' Gerrard

Oct 19th 2012, 2:18 PM 1,826 Views 8 Comments

There is no love lost between the Senegalese player and his former Liverpool teammate.

# captain - Monday 15 October, 2012

'There are rifts in football every week,' says Keane
# World Cup 2014
# World Cup 2014

'There are rifts in football every week,' says Keane

Oct 15th 2012, 8:15 PM 1,864 Views 6 Comments

The Ireland skipper added that the Irish players need to “stick together” after the recent lows.

# captain - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Trapattoni to make Sunday call on Robbie Keane's fitness ahead of Faroes clash
# Wounded Pride
# Wounded Pride

Trapattoni to make Sunday call on Robbie Keane's fitness ahead of Faroes clash

Oct 13th 2012, 5:28 PM 816 Views 0 Comments

The Italian also revealed that he would make two or three changes following the 6-1 defeat to Germany.

Brian O'Driscoll: You have to feel those disappointments to appreciate it fully when it comes around
# Engage
# Engage

Brian O'Driscoll: You have to feel those disappointments to appreciate it fully when it comes around

Oct 13th 2012, 8:15 AM 6,781 Views 5 Comments

Leinster’s leading try-scorer has won three Heineken Cups but can still vividly recall the semi-final heartache of 2003.

# captain - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Richie McCaw: Players like Quade Cooper get sorted. Sooner or later they get their beans
# Grudge
# Grudge

Richie McCaw: Players like Quade Cooper get sorted. Sooner or later they get their beans

Oct 9th 2012, 6:45 PM 3,241 Views 0 Comments

The more shocking aspect about the All Black captain’s new book is that it is retailing at $50 in New Zealand. Birthday and Xmas pressie combo?

# captain - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Howlett expecting 'torrid affair' as Munster face up to Euro champs Leinster
# Pro12
# Pro12

Howlett expecting 'torrid affair' as Munster face up to Euro champs Leinster

Oct 6th 2012, 2:59 PM 729 Views 1 Comment

The new Munster captain wants to test his side against the best while Joe Schmidt would love a repeat of last November’s gritty win.

# captain - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Eric Elwood: If I won Euromillions I'd sign Richie McCaw myself
# Wishful Thinking
# Wishful Thinking

Eric Elwood: If I won Euromillions I'd sign Richie McCaw myself

Oct 3rd 2012, 8:06 AM 1,792 Views 0 Comments

The Connacht coach would love to draft in the All Black captain but admits he may have to find a blank cheque.

# captain - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Friday's Independent (UK) front page describes John Terry as 'racist'
# Controversy
# Controversy

Friday's Independent (UK) front page describes John Terry as 'racist'

Sep 27th 2012, 11:13 PM 13,527 Views 71 Comments

The Chelsea captain received a four-match ban from the FA earlier today.

# captain - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Andy Moran: "We'll keep fighting and we'll be back"
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

Andy Moran: "We'll keep fighting and we'll be back"

Sep 25th 2012, 12:00 PM 2,071 Views 3 Comments

The Mayo captain is adamant that the future remains bright for himself and his teammates.

# captain - Monday 24 September, 2012

Brian O’Driscoll rules out retirement and targets World Cup success
# New Wave
# New Wave

Brian O’Driscoll rules out retirement and targets World Cup success

Sep 24th 2012, 5:41 PM 9,816 Views 18 Comments

The inspirational captain has called on his teammates to go on a winning streak and bring some passion back to the green jersey.

# captain - Friday 21 September, 2012

Michael Murphy: 'Whatever perception people have of Donegal footballers, it is not something that bothers us'
# Interview
# Interview

Michael Murphy: 'Whatever perception people have of Donegal footballers, it is not something that bothers us'

Sep 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 5,489 Views 8 Comments

The captain spoke to us ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland final.

# captain - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence

Sep 20th 2012, 10:07 AM 3,207 Views 1 Comment

“I have no doubt that he would have gone on to play for Ireland on many occasions.”

# captain - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Pro12: Heaslip can't wait for return to 'hell on earth'
# Unleashed
# Unleashed

Pro12: Heaslip can't wait for return to 'hell on earth'

Sep 13th 2012, 7:45 AM 1,611 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster number eight is back in contention to play for his province this weekend. And the trip to Italy can’t come soon enough.

# captain - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Glasgow Warriors make Pro 12 title statement after Springbok Josh Strauss signs up
# Ambitions
# Ambitions

Glasgow Warriors make Pro 12 title statement after Springbok Josh Strauss signs up

Sep 11th 2012, 1:56 PM 1,001 Views 0 Comments

Thankfully for Connacht, the talented flanker will not arrive in Scotland in time for Friday’s Pro12 match.

# captain - Friday 31 August, 2012

Locked out: No room for Cullen in Leinster side to face Llanelli
# Pro12
# Pro12

Locked out: No room for Cullen in Leinster side to face Llanelli

Aug 31st 2012, 12:37 PM 872 Views 0 Comments

Shane Jennings captains the team with Damian Browne and Devin Toner named at lock. Ian Madigan will win his 50th cap for the province.

# captain - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Terry in England squad for Moldova and Ukraine
# Continuity
# Continuity

Terry in England squad for Moldova and Ukraine

Aug 30th 2012, 3:43 PM 350 Views 0 Comments

There is also room for Daniel Sturridge and Ryan Bertrand in the travelling party.

# captain - Friday 24 August, 2012

Doug Howlett named as the new captain of Munster
# Top Man
# Top Man

Doug Howlett named as the new captain of Munster

Aug 24th 2012, 1:05 PM 976 Views 3 Comments

The 33-year-old Kiwi replaces Paul O’Connell, and is just the second overseas player to captain the province.

# captain - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Bowe: I was so jealous of the Ulster lads last season
# Happy Returns
# Happy Returns

Bowe: I was so jealous of the Ulster lads last season

Aug 1st 2012, 8:09 AM 1,091 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland winger says returning to his home province was always the first choice after four seasons away in Wales.