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#Skipper

# skipper - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

John Egan to captain Ireland in tonight's Aviva Stadium friendly

Mick McCarthy’s side face Bulgaria and the Sheffield United defender will lead the Boys in Green out.

# skipper - Friday 30 August, 2019

'There is a little bit of undue criticism': Best keen to re-establish his benchmark

The Ireland captain is on the bench for Saturday’s game in Cardiff.

# skipper - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

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

Rory Best remains the favourite to lead Ireland in Japan.

# skipper - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'

Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.

# skipper - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Henderson 'proud and excited' to succeed Best as Ulster's new club captain

Dan McFarland said it wasn’t a difficult decision to appoint Henderson as skipper for the 2019/20 season.

# skipper - Sunday 28 April, 2019

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'

Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July

# skipper - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Sexton ignores increasing levels of scrutiny as he returns to lead Leinster into battle

‘I have been used to it since I have been in school. It’s not something I pay too much attention to.’

# skipper - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup

The 36-year-old will hope to go out in style in Japan later this year.

# skipper - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Ajax skipper shocked by 'bizarre' win over Juve Joy

Ajax skipper shocked by 'bizarre' win over Juve

Matthijs de Ligt said he was lost for words after his wonderful header earned a surprise win.

# skipper - Monday 15 April, 2019

Klopp hails 'on fire' Liverpool captain Henderson

The midfielder helped the Reds to a crucial Premier League win over Chelsea yesterday.

# skipper - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best

The 36-year-old made his final appearance in the Six Nations in Cardiff.

# skipper - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here'

The captain was thrilled with how Ireland ‘attacked’ the contest.

# skipper - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'I'm the least concerned' - Pádraig Harrington confident Rory McIlroy will play Ryder Cup

Team Europe’s new captain is already down to work.

# skipper - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Noel Connors named Waterford hurling captain

Pauric Mahony and Tadhg de Burca have been appointed vice-skippers, meanwhile.

# skipper - Sunday 14 October, 2018

'It's great to be back involved because I love pulling on the green jersey'

Derby County’s Richard Keogh captained Ireland to their first Uefa Nations League point last night.

# skipper - Friday 5 October, 2018

Bale backed for Wales captaincy by Giggs

Ashley Williams is expected to resume his captaincy duties against Spain but Ryan Giggs backed Gareth Bale as a future skipper.

# skipper - Sunday 19 August, 2018

'It's a big honour to captain this club - I'm very proud to do it in the Premier League'

Seamus Coleman captained Everton to a 2-1 win yesterday.

# skipper - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Messi promises to do 'everything possible' to guide Barcelona back on top of Europe

The Argentine is proud to pull on the armband and hopes he can fill the big shoes left by the departing Andres Iniesta.

Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain

The former Brumbies man earned respect with a big first season for the province.

# skipper - Friday 22 June, 2018

O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap Pom

O'Mahony comfortable at openside on occasion of his 50th Ireland cap

The 28-year-old makes up the Ireland back row with CJ Stander and Jack Conan.

# skipper - Saturday 16 June, 2018

O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne

The Munster man had a superb game for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# skipper - Friday 8 June, 2018

'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies

The Ireland captain has belief in Joey Carbery’s ability to guide the team at out-half.

# skipper - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Grand Slam momentum with O'Mahony as Munster captain returns

The 28-year-old says it hasn’t been difficult to focus back in on provincial matters.

# skipper - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Donegal's Carl McHugh captains 10-man Motherwell to stalemate against Celtic

Celtic dropped two points as they inch closer towards a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title.

# skipper - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Irish captaincy a fitting honour for Aidan O'Shea after a whirlwind year under the spotlight

O’Shea will captain the Irish International Rules side in Australia next month.

# 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.’

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