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#Key Man

# key-man - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

# key-man - Monday 4 November, 2019

Ballyboden hopeful Macauley will be fit for start of Leinster campaign after Dublin final concussion

Star midfielder Michael Darragh Macauley was forced to leave the action on Sunday with 10 minutes remaining.

# key-man - Monday 8 July, 2019

The 27-year-old shining in the Mayo attack after finally delivering on his potential

Man-of-the-match against Galway, Darren Coen has scored 0-12 from play for Mayo so far this summer.

# key-man - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Dublin star in fitness battle after suffering 'small' hamstring tear

Eoghan O’Donnell is unsure if he’ll return in time for the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final.

Relief for Dublin as James McCarthy's knee injury not as bad as first feared - reports

The three-time All-Star was forced off in Sunday’s Leinster final.

# key-man - Monday 24 June, 2019

McCarthy's knee injury of major concern as Dublin look to Super 8s

James McCarthy left Croke Park on crutches yesterday evening.

# key-man - Monday 18 February, 2019

Klopp assessing Lovren 'minute by minute' ahead of Bayern clash at Anfield tomorrow

The defender is still in contention to face the Bundesliga champions, but Jurgen Klopp will make a late call.

# key-man - Friday 17 August, 2018

O'Sullivan set for return to training next week ahead of All-Ireland final

The defender was forced off just 28 minutes into Dublin’s semi-final win over Galway.

# key-man - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year

The 32-times capped out-half was instrumental as Pat Lam’s Bristol earned promotion.

# key-man - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Lions tour and the All Blacks will bring out the best in Conor Murray

The Limerick man can call on recent experience of beating the Kiwis.

# key-man - Monday 17 April, 2017

Murray remains the big worry for Munster ahead of Saracens semi-final

The scrum-half has a frustrating shoulder issue after suffering a stinger while on Ireland duty.

# key-man - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow

Rory Scannell took over at out-half after just eight minutes in Cork tonight.

# key-man - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Schmidt confident Sexton and O'Brien will be fit for Six Nations opener

The out-half was forced off in the first half of Leinster’s draw with Castres last weekend.

# key-man - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Lam 'begged' skills coach Ellis not to leave Connacht last year

Now the skills coach returns to New Zealand with the head coach’s blessing.

# key-man - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Video analysis: Brilliant Bundee Aki leading Connacht's Pro12 charge

We examine the Kiwi centre’s impact for Pat Lam’s side.

# key-man - Saturday 2 January, 2016

No pressure then - Wenger believes Arsenal title hopes depend on Ozil

Gunners boss reveals the German midfielder has had a reduced training load to keep him fit this season.

# key-man - Monday 5 October, 2015

Henshaw looking forward to the physical aspect of facing France

The 22-year-old centre was impressive on his tournament debut.

# key-man - Saturday 14 March, 2015

The form sharpshooter in the league looked very clinical in Inchicore

Christy Fagan netted in the Saints easy win against Bray.

# key-man - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Schmidt: 'We knew Johnny was ok' after collision with Bastareaud

The Ireland out-half will return to Racing Métro next week to prepare for a Top 14 clash with Clermont.

# key-man - Friday 13 February, 2015

IRFU release statement stressing Sexton's fitness for France clash

There has been some debate around the Racing Métro man’s return after concussion issues in recent months.

# key-man - Friday 16 January, 2015

Huge loss for Munster as Murray misses make-or-break Saracens clash

Duncan Williams will start at scrum-half for Munster at Allianz Park tomorrow.

# key-man - Monday 3 November, 2014

Sexton injury 'nothing of concern' for Ireland, but Best joins Ross as a front row doubt

Ireland had an agreement with Racing Metro to limit the number 10′s game time on Saturday.

# key-man - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Toulon beat off Racing Métro offer to secure Matt Giteau's future

The Parisian club had hoped the Australian would replace Johnny Sexton next season.

# key-man - Friday 11 July, 2014

Gavin hails Paul Flynn's off the field influence for the Dubs

The Dublin boss also confirmed that Ger Brennan will not make it back for the Leinster final.

# key-man - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Anscombe still hopeful that Pienaar will stay with Ulster

The Kiwi also says he hopes any players who do leave next season will give their best effort in the current campaign.

# key-man - Sunday 29 September, 2013

A foot in touch, but in the door keeps Allen asking for more

Ulster’s wings are one of the most hotly contested positions in Ireland, little wonder Michael Allen won’t leave well enough alone.

# key-man - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Joyce calls for patience as Galway football star Meehan seeks to regain fitness

One of his former teammates has outlined why the Caltra attacker is pivotal to Galway’s chances this summer.