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#Leader

# leader - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Edwin Poots announces he is running for the leadership of the DUP
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Edwin Poots announces he is running for the leadership of the DUP

Apr 29th 2021, 5:36 PM 21,329 Views 52 Comments

His likely opponents include MPs Jeffrey Donaldson and Gavin Robinson.

# leader - Monday 1 March, 2021

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
# Skipper
# Skipper

Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome

Updated Mar 1st 2021, 8:03 AM 19,580 Views 30 Comments

‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’

# leader - Friday 22 January, 2021

Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football
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# Leader

Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football

Jan 22nd 2021, 9:25 AM 6,301 Views 0 Comments

A real leader on and off the pitch, Samantha Lambert bows out with three Celtic Crosses.

# leader - Monday 30 November, 2020

Sexton set to make timely Ireland return for play-off clash with Scotland
# Boost
# Boost

Sexton set to make timely Ireland return for play-off clash with Scotland

Nov 30th 2020, 1:01 AM 7,695 Views 15 Comments

The 35-year-old out-half has been missed by Andy Farrell’s side.

# leader - Friday 27 November, 2020

Henderson gets first Ireland start since February as he resumes lineout calling
# Senior PLayer
# Senior PLayer

Henderson gets first Ireland start since February as he resumes lineout calling

Nov 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,249 Views 10 Comments

The 28-year-old has had a frustrating time with injury, suspension, and a medical issue.

# leader - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

O'Connell and Sexton provide role models as Ryan takes on Ireland captaincy
# Leader
# Leader

O'Connell and Sexton provide role models as Ryan takes on Ireland captaincy

Nov 18th 2020, 7:15 AM 7,276 Views 3 Comments

The 24-year-old has lots of underage experience as a captain but this is an obvious step up.

# leader - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test
# The Natural
# The Natural

'Huge honour' as 24-year-old Ryan takes Ireland captaincy for England Test

Nov 17th 2020, 3:00 PM 32,513 Views 26 Comments

The Leinster lock signalled he will lean on experienced heads like Peter O’Mahony and Keith Earls.

# leader - Friday 6 November, 2020

'The day I don’t feel threatened, I’ll know it’s time for me to hang up the boots'
# Reaction
# Reaction

'The day I don’t feel threatened, I’ll know it’s time for me to hang up the boots'

Nov 6th 2020, 3:31 PM 28,757 Views 38 Comments

Johnny Sexton had a few regrets in the leadership department after Ireland’s defeat in Paris.

Ruddock not back in Ireland plans but still 'driving everyone else' in Leinster
# Leader
# Leader

Ruddock not back in Ireland plans but still 'driving everyone else' in Leinster

Nov 6th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,414 Views 12 Comments

The 29-year-old back row is in excellent form early on in the new season.

# leader - Thursday 29 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 29th 2020, 5:00 AM 4,004 Views 1 Comment

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

# leader - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'
# Captain
# Captain

'It's an honour to do it and when he asked me to do it again, I was delighted'

Oct 21st 2020, 7:05 AM 7,416 Views 3 Comments

Johnny Sexton has been reflecting on his captaincy of Ireland as the Six Nations gets underway again.

# leader - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire
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# 13

Analysis: Captaincy adds to Garry Ringrose's ever-growing repertoire

Sep 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 8,974 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster man has been excellent in recent weeks and will be key against Saracens.

# leader - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Returning Ryan adds quality as Leinster weigh up changes for Pro14 final
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# Leader

Returning Ryan adds quality as Leinster weigh up changes for Pro14 final

Sep 8th 2020, 1:00 AM 7,000 Views 18 Comments

The 24-year-old second row has fully recovered from his shoulder injury.

# leader - Sunday 23 August, 2020

80 seconds of class that showed Johnny Sexton's enduring qualities
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# Leader

80 seconds of class that showed Johnny Sexton's enduring qualities

Aug 23rd 2020, 11:30 AM 20,640 Views 35 Comments

The 35-year-old combined superbly with his team-mates to help create James Lowe’s try.

# leader - Friday 7 August, 2020

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations
# Leader
# Leader

Farrell praises Sexton for 'super job' as Ireland captain during Six Nations

Aug 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 7,163 Views 23 Comments

The 35-year-old took over from Rory Best for the Six Nations earlier this year.

# leader - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster
# Leader
# Leader

Sam Cane appointed All Blacks captain by new head coach Foster

May 5th 2020, 9:58 AM 8,173 Views 17 Comments

The 28-year-old flanker succeeds Kieran Read.

# leader - Sunday 3 May, 2020

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'
# Suftum
# Suftum

'It turned out to be the best four years of my career by a country mile'

May 3rd 2020, 9:30 PM 49,624 Views 5 Comments

Johann Muller says David Humphreys played a huge role in making his time in Ulster such a happy one.

# leader - Thursday 2 April, 2020

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season
# Leader
# Leader

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:00 PM 17,007 Views 46 Comments

Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.

# leader - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

'In terms of the captaincy, it seems we're not so quick to see how good Johnny has become'
# Leader
# Leader

'In terms of the captaincy, it seems we're not so quick to see how good Johnny has become'

Mar 4th 2020, 8:53 PM 9,912 Views 26 Comments

Former Ireland captain Rory Best is confident his successor, Johnny Sexton, will bounce back.

# leader - Friday 28 February, 2020

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'
# Gutted
# Gutted

'I'm well used to the criticism, I've had it for my whole career... keep it coming'

Feb 28th 2020, 2:08 PM 20,271 Views 38 Comments

Johnny Sexton feels Ireland could have dealt with England’s linespeed better.

# leader - Sunday 23 February, 2020

A tough day for captain Johnny Sexton on a tough day for Andy Farrell's Ireland
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# Captain

A tough day for captain Johnny Sexton on a tough day for Andy Farrell's Ireland

Feb 23rd 2020, 8:26 PM 15,069 Views 57 Comments

The 34-year-old missed his two kicks at goal and made an error for England’s opening try.

# leader - Friday 21 February, 2020

'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'
# Standards
# Standards

'If you messed up in lineouts there was a death stare. That's the worst'

Feb 21st 2020, 6:00 AM 10,620 Views 4 Comments

Paul O’Connell has returned to Ireland camp this week.

# leader - Monday 10 February, 2020

'Johnny chaired the meeting and you’re almost clinging onto the words he says'
# Captain
# Captain

'Johnny chaired the meeting and you’re almost clinging onto the words he says'

Feb 10th 2020, 1:00 AM 13,391 Views 12 Comments

The Ireland out-half is getting to grips with his new role as the team’s permanent leader.

# leader - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

James Ryan doesn't need to be captain to go to next level with Ireland
# Leader
# Leader

James Ryan doesn't need to be captain to go to next level with Ireland

Jan 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 6,984 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old second row still has plenty of room for improvement.

# leader - Thursday 23 January, 2020

'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton
# Captain
# Captain

'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton

Jan 23rd 2020, 1:00 AM 5,242 Views 20 Comments

34-year-old Johnny Sexton is excited to have taken on the Ireland captaincy for the Six Nations.

# leader - Monday 20 January, 2020

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers
# Leading By Example
# Leading By Example

Clifford named as new captain of Kerry's senior footballers

Jan 20th 2020, 5:34 PM 25,255 Views 86 Comments

The Fossa clubman, who turns 21 on Wednesday, will lead the Kingdom out for 2020.

# leader - Thursday 16 January, 2020

'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted
# Leader
# Leader

'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted

Jan 16th 2020, 11:30 AM 23,571 Views 49 Comments

The Leinster man says the new job is the biggest honour of his career.

# leader - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Stuart Hogg named captain and 6 newcomers in Scotland squad for Six Nations
# Leader
# Leader

Stuart Hogg named captain and 6 newcomers in Scotland squad for Six Nations

Jan 15th 2020, 10:26 AM 6,426 Views 6 Comments

The Exeter Chiefs fullback replaces Stuart McInally.

# leader - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony
# Silent Leader
# Silent Leader

'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony

Dec 11th 2019, 8:00 AM 19,886 Views 99 Comments

The 30-year-old Munster skipper is among the candidates to succeed Rory Best.

# leader - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain
# Mature
# Mature

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain

Dec 4th 2019, 12:00 PM 32,046 Views 57 Comments

The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.

# leader - Saturday 2 November, 2019

'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'
# Leader
# Leader

'We come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal'

Nov 2nd 2019, 11:32 AM 13,464 Views 25 Comments

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi delivered a memorable speech after the Springboks beat England in the Rugby World Cup final.

# leader - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example
# Captain
# Captain

'He's the sort of person you want to follow' - Farrell leading England by example

Oct 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 5,491 Views 9 Comments

The 28-year-old Saracens man is the heartbeat of Eddie Jones’ team.

# leader - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain
# Leader
# Leader

O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain

Oct 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,831 Views 37 Comments

There have been many calls for the 23-year-old to succeed the retired Rory Best.

# leader - Sunday 27 October, 2019

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'
# Rainbow Nation
# Rainbow Nation

'I was watching the 2007 final in the tavern because I didn't have a TV at home'

Oct 27th 2019, 3:37 PM 18,414 Views 7 Comments

Springboks captain Siya Kolisi has proved to be a wonderful leader for Rassie Erasmus’ side.

# leader - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks
# Leader
# Leader

O'Mahony primed for the 'biggest' game of his career against All Blacks

Oct 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 11,588 Views 40 Comments

The Munster man will play in his first World Cup knock-out game on Saturday.

# leader - Monday 14 October, 2019

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks
# Leader
# Leader

Sexton bemused by criticism of Ireland as Schmidt's side gear up for All Blacks

Oct 14th 2019, 2:33 AM 32,963 Views 35 Comments

The 34-year-old out-half says the Kiwis are accustomed to dealing with the pressure of being favourites.

# leader - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'
# Main Man
# Main Man

'It has taken a while but it was worth the wait and I’m incredibly proud'

Oct 1st 2019, 9:25 AM 10,752 Views 11 Comments

Johnny Sexton has been named Ireland captain for the first time at the age of 34.

# leader - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan
# In The Zone
# In The Zone

Ireland confident that 'calm' Jack Carty will step up against Japan

Sep 26th 2019, 10:00 AM 6,803 Views 3 Comments

The 27-year-old has been handed a huge starting opportunity at the World Cup.

# leader - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack
# Captain
# Captain

Rory Best leads by example in superb showing from Ireland's pack

Sep 22nd 2019, 2:45 PM 10,875 Views 30 Comments

The 37-year-old completed the full 80 minutes as his side dismantled Scotland.

# leader - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt
# Leader
# Leader

Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,347 Views 24 Comments

Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.

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