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# influence - Friday 20 November, 2020

England's Itoje seeks solace from 'The Lion King' as Ireland await

The animated children’s film is providing the England star with unusual inspiration.

# influence - Monday 2 November, 2020

250-cap lock Devin Toner continues to 'nurture' Leinster's young guns

The 34-year-old remains a key part of the set-up alongside fellow veteran Scott Fardy.

# influence - Thursday 29 October, 2020

James Ryan went to Paris as 'a kid' in 2018 but returns as an Ireland leader

The 24-year-old has enjoyed taking responsibility for running the Ireland lineout.

# influence - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

More touches, more influence for Stockdale from fullback

The Ireland wing has been getting test runs at 15 for his province.

# influence - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Rooney hopes Irish teen starlet and other youngsters can learn from Man United defeat

The Derby County player-coach praised Jason Knight for his performance against Manchester United.

# influence - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'We lost 2-0 and Roy had a pop off the players. I took a bit off him. But I was thinking: this is what I want'

David Meyler on being the son of an All-Ireland winner, life after football and signing for his hero.

# influence - Monday 24 February, 2020

'I think he's going to be a big, big player for us this season'

Ian Morris reserved high praise for Gary Deegan after his eye-catching performance against Dundalk on Friday.

# influence - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'Milner asked if he could come along' - Critchley

The Reds veteran was quick to offer his support despite being stuck on the sidelines during Liverpool’s FA Cup win last night.

# influence - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Van Persie on Greenwood: 'Every game he tries to copy me'

A former Old Trafford favourite has been impressed with the in-form teenager.

# influence - Sunday 1 December, 2019

The Augustinian brother who became a pioneering figure for women's soccer in Ireland

Bernard Twomey on devoting much of his life to the beautiful game.

# influence - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'Joe has changed the outlook on rugby for young generations'

Peter O’Mahony says that Joe Schmidt’s impact on Irish rugby will be felt all the way down to primary school level.

# influence - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Hazard pulls strings as Real Madrid earn vital win

Elsewhere, there were victories for Bayern Munich, PSG and Juventus.

# influence - Friday 18 October, 2019

The All Blacks have always loomed large for Kiwi native Joe Schmidt

The Ireland head coach and Steve Hansen have had some great battles since 2013.

# influence - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Fabinho reveals the role 'agent' Firmino played in Liverpool transfer

The versatile Brazilian completed a switch to Anfield in the summer of 2018, with a fellow countryman helping to put a big-money move in place.

# influence - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Van der Flier takes inspiration from Nacewa's injury mindset

The Leinster flanker says Nacewa’s attitude around setbacks and rehab opened his eyes.

# influence - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Leinster keen to keep influential Scott Fardy beyond end of season

The 34-year-old is in superb form and has a strong influence within the squad.

# influence - Sunday 30 December, 2018

'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton Influence This post contains videos

'He's definitely different to how he played' - The Irish striker thriving under Joey Barton

Paddy Madden on how a move to League One outfit Fleetwood Town has reignited his career.

# influence - Friday 19 October, 2018

'The Derry Pele' pulls the strings as Finn Harps advance in First Division play-off

Paddy McCourt was imperious as he prolonged his playing career for two more weeks.

# influence - Monday 15 October, 2018

'We are still possibly learning the system, to get it to exactly how we want'

Richard Keogh has suggested it will take Ireland time to adapt to the 3-5-2 formation.

# influence - Friday 23 February, 2018

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Snapchat lost €1 billion in value just after Kylie Jenner tweeted she doesn't use it anymore

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said it to her 24.5 million Twitter followers.

# influence - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Leinster coach Lancaster takes guest session with Ireland U20s

The Englishman has invested into the local coaching scene since moving to Ireland.

# influence - Sunday 28 January, 2018

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# influence - Monday 9 October, 2017

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'The advantage of having an All Black beside you': Stockdale reveling in tandem with Piutau

The young Ulster star has scored on all four of his appearances this campaign, but he’s eager to deflect the credit.

# influence - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Sexton must lay down marker as Lions get 2017 tour underway

The Ireland out-half will be fighting hard for his spot.

# influence - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'It's part of our DNA' - Cullen excited to see Leinster take on Kiwi spirit

The eastern province have been thrilling to watch in attack at times this season.

# influence - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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Conor McGregor named as one of Time's 100 most influential people

McGregor is among some illustrious company on the list.

# influence - Friday 7 April, 2017

'Zidane changed everything and makes me feel important'

Toni Kroos has been in fine form for the European and world champions and has expressed his gratitude to his current coach.

# influence - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'It’s never ideal losing your 10, but you have to be ready for anything'

Garry Ringrose felt Ireland adapted well to losing Sexton twice, but Joe Schmidt didn’t quite agree.

# influence - Friday 3 March, 2017

Fardy can add value on and off the field for Leinster -- Cullen

The head coach hopes the veteran Wallaby can help to develop the young talent coming off Leinster’s conveyor belt.

# influence - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

'Animal' Ibrahimovic thanks kids, Mourinho for Man United chance

The Swedish striker has denied his future depends on the club qualifying for the Champions League.

# influence - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Bailly flourishing at Manchester United after one-on-ones with Mourinho

The centre-back has thanked his manager for helping him to make a seamless transition to Premier League football.

# influence - Friday 13 January, 2017

Fletcher: 'I walked on the pitch next to Roy Keane and knew we would be fine'

Darren Fletcher has dismissed the myth that he and Roy Keane did not get along at Manchester United.

# influence - Saturday 23 July, 2016

'I've learnt more in three weeks than in my entire career' - Guardiola's early impact hailed

The Catalan’s City reign might be in its infancy, but one player in particular has been impressed by the ex-Barca coach

# influence - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Trimble hopes for clinical edge against 'Saracens' of the Six Nations

The 31-year-old wing scored his 17th Test try last weekend against Italy.

# influence - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Ex-Ireland U21 footballer on how Moyes persuaded him to join Preston despite PL offers

Michael Keane chats to The42 about the impact that the former Manchester United manager had on his career.

# influence - Monday 7 December, 2015

Alex Ferguson admits he is 'worried' about Liverpool under Klopp

The former Manchester United boss has no doubt the Reds will become a major threat under the German manager

# influence - Friday 23 October, 2015

'I was just running on instinct, I didn't want to stuff it up': Old, wise McCaw still wary of over-thinking the biggest games

The captain is ready to get more battle scars to reach a second consecutive World Cup final.

# influence - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Argentina hero Sanchez learned from 'best player of all time' Wilkinson at Toulon

The Pumas fly-half also praised opposite number Matt Giteau ahead of Sunday’s World Cup semi-final against Australia.

# influence - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Schmidt: O'Connor's departure from Leinster was not my decision

The Ireland head coach distanced himself from any involvement in O’Connor’s exit.

# influence - Saturday 23 May, 2015

'I owe him everything' - Stander pays emotional tribute to legend O'Connell

Munster’s powerful number eight said playing alongside POC is ‘one of the highest points in my career.’

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