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#man of the match

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The42 'Conor is pretty much his own man and he's very easy to play with' Man Of The Match

'Conor is pretty much his own man and he's very easy to play with'

Joe Schmidt wasn’t surprised to see Johnny Sexton make an impact on his return from injury.

# man-of-the-match - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

From The42 'Simon Zebo was trying to make jokes about it, saying that I pay someone!' Man Of The Match

'Simon Zebo was trying to make jokes about it, saying that I pay someone!'

CJ Stander continues to earn awards but he’s more focused on maintaining Munster’s momentum.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 3 December, 2016

From The42 Man City star Toure charged with drink driving Trouble

Man City star Toure charged with drink driving

Despite the controversy, the Ivory Coast international played in the club’s 3-1 defeat earlier.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 18 September, 2016

From The42 Do you agree with The Sunday Game's All-Ireland SFC final man-of-the-match award? Star Man This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Do you agree with The Sunday Game's All-Ireland SFC final man-of-the-match award?

Dublin drew with Mayo in an enthralling encounter at Croke Park today.

From The42 Who deserves the man-of-the-match award from today's All-Ireland final? STANDOUT This post contains a poll

Who deserves the man-of-the-match award from today's All-Ireland final?

Fans were treated to an enthralling game at Croke Park today.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 28 August, 2016

From The42 Do you agree with The Sunday Game's football man-of-the-match award? Poll This post contains a poll

Do you agree with The Sunday Game's football man-of-the-match award?

Dublin edged Kerry this afternoon in a match that is being hailed as a classic.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 25 July, 2016

From The42 Do you agree with the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final man-of-the-match winners? Leading Lights

Do you agree with the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final man-of-the-match winners?

Good news for Waterford and Galway players.

# man-of-the-match - Friday 27 May, 2016

From The42 'Best is yet to come' - Man-of-the-match Arter pleased after making case for Euro 2016 inclusion Staking A Claim

'Best is yet to come' - Man-of-the-match Arter pleased after making case for Euro 2016 inclusion

The Bournemouth midfielder put in a fine display in tonight’s draw with the Netherlands.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 1 May, 2016

From The42 Thierry Henry reserves high praise for 'man-of-the-match' Shane Long Catching The Eye

Thierry Henry reserves high praise for 'man-of-the-match' Shane Long

The Ireland striker earned plenty of plaudits for his performance this afternoon.

# man-of-the-match - Friday 25 March, 2016

‘I got goosebumps out there’ – Man-of-the-match Duffy gives O’Neill something to think about

The Blackburn Rovers defender was a stand-out performer at centre-half in Ireland’s win over Switzerland tonight.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 16 January, 2016

From The42 CJ Stander: ‘The physicality and passion for the jersey came through for us’ Man Of The Match

CJ Stander: ‘The physicality and passion for the jersey came through for us’

Munster’s number eight was outstanding once again at Thomond Park.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 20 September, 2015

From The42 Son shines on Spurs as €30m man bags his first Premier League goal London Derby

Son shines on Spurs as €30m man bags his first Premier League goal

The South Korean put in a man-of-the-match performance to help see off Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.

# man-of-the-match - Friday 4 September, 2015

From The42 6 All-Ireland hurling final man of the match contenders that could win you BIG money Man Of The Match

6 All-Ireland hurling final man of the match contenders that could win you BIG money

Here are the outside bets you should keep an eye on, outside of the usual suspects.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 16 August, 2015

From The42 The Sunday Game’s man-of-the-match was on the losing side at Croke Park Man Of The Match This post contains a poll

# man-of-the-match - Monday 10 August, 2015

From The42 Do you agree with the Sunday Game’s Man of the Match selection? Man Of The Match

Do you agree with the Sunday Game’s Man of the Match selection?

Did the experts get it right?

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 26 July, 2015

From The42 Do you agree with the Sunday Game’s Man-of-the-Match selections? Man Of The Match

Do you agree with the Sunday Game’s Man-of-the-Match selections?

Did Shefflin and Donal Óg get it right?

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 5 July, 2015

From The42 Do you agree with The Sunday Game’s man-of-the-match selections? You Decide

Do you agree with The Sunday Game’s man-of-the-match selections?

TJ Reid and Alan O’Connor got the nod.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 7 June, 2015

From The42 Do you agree with the Sunday Game’s man-of-the-match selection? Star Man This post contains a poll

Do you agree with the Sunday Game’s man-of-the-match selection?

His big brother would have been proud of that display.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 11 May, 2015

From The42 Stander excels again as Ireland qualification grows ever closer Schmidt Watch

Stander excels again as Ireland qualification grows ever closer

The powerful back row was man of the match for the sixth time in the league this season.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 25 January, 2015

From The42 Fitzgerald in outstanding form with Six Nations fast approaching Lukey Fitz

Fitzgerald in outstanding form with Six Nations fast approaching

Leinster’s outside centre put in a superb defensive display against Wasps.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From The42 Reid stands out as Leinster’s attack progresses in win over Connacht Playmaker

Reid stands out as Leinster’s attack progresses in win over Connacht

The 24-year-old centre was named man of the match after the inter-pro clash at the RDS.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 8 November, 2014

From The42 Sexton: It wasn’t perfect but we’re building towards the World Cup Man Of The Match

Sexton: It wasn’t perfect but we’re building towards the World Cup

The Ireland fly-half insists that improvements can be made on this evening’s display against the Sprinboks.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 20 October, 2014

From The42 ‘We were lucky’ – Man of the match Heaslip wants more from Leinster Honesty

‘We were lucky’ – Man of the match Heaslip wants more from Leinster

The Ireland No. 8 gave an open and accurate analysis of his side’s performance at the RDS.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 5 October, 2014

From The42 Here’s the fantastic De Gea save that denied Everton a last-minute point today Take A Bow

Here’s the fantastic De Gea save that denied Everton a last-minute point today

The goalkeeper made a string of important saves, including stopping Leighton Baines’ penalty.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 21 September, 2014

From The42 Kerry’s Paul Murphy wins All-Ireland football final man of the match award Defensive Effort

Kerry’s Paul Murphy wins All-Ireland football final man of the match award

Murphy beat out Kieran Donaghy and Peter Crowley for The Sunday Game award.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 1 September, 2014

From The42 Ryan McHugh: ‘We know we have the players and the game system to claw back’ Happy Days

Ryan McHugh: ‘We know we have the players and the game system to claw back’

The Man of the Match was in jubilant form after helping to guide his side to victory yesterday.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From The42 Who was your man of the match from today’s All-Ireland semi-final? Man Of The Match This post contains a poll

Who was your man of the match from today’s All-Ireland semi-final?

Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue and Keith Higgins were all exceptional.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 24 August, 2014

From The42 Poll: Who was your man of the match from today’s Kerry vs Mayo All-Ireland semi-final? Man Of The Match This post contains a poll

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 17 August, 2014

From The42 Poll: Who was your man of the match from today’s Tipperary v Cork All-Ireland semi-final? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who was your man of the match from today’s Tipperary v Cork All-Ireland semi-final?

Did Seamus Callanan’s brace make him a shoe-in, or were there better players on the field today?

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From The42 Peter O’Mahony: Ireland ‘wanted it more than’ Wales Man Of The Match

Peter O’Mahony: Ireland ‘wanted it more than’ Wales

The man of the match says Joe Schmidt’s structures are now being ‘player-driven’.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From The42 James O’Connor man of the match in London Irish win The Difference

James O’Connor man of the match in London Irish win

The controversial Australian star was the key man in the Premiership victory over Worcester.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From The42 Jordi Murphy: ‘Every player loves to get their hands on the ball’ Main Man

Jordi Murphy: ‘Every player loves to get their hands on the ball’

The Leinster No. 8 stood out with his powerful ball carrying in tonight’s win over Ulster.

# man-of-the-match - Monday 9 December, 2013

From The42 Try hero Marmion calls for back-to-back victories over Toulouse HCup

Try hero Marmion calls for back-to-back victories over Toulouse

The Connacht scrum-half put in a man-of-the-match performance during their surprise Heineken Cup win yesterday.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 7 December, 2013

From The42 Brian O’Driscoll: ‘I love playing for this team’ BOD

Brian O’Driscoll: ‘I love playing for this team’

The legendary centre was named man of the match for his part in Leinster’s 40-7 win over Northampton.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From The42 ‘I didn’t think I played that well’ – Jack McGrath’s high standards Debutant

‘I didn’t think I played that well’ – Jack McGrath’s high standards

The loosehead prop was man of the match on his international debut but says there is room for improvement.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From The42 Irish front-row sensation Jack McGrath belts out Billy Joel’s Piano Man Pitch Perfect

Irish front-row sensation Jack McGrath belts out Billy Joel’s Piano Man

‘Drico and Paulie hung me out to dry’ the rugby star admitted to us.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 20 October, 2013

From The42 Summerhill beat Na Fianna to win second Meath title in three seasons Champions

Summerhill beat Na Fianna to win second Meath title in three seasons

Conor Gillespie earned the man-of-the-match award, as his side secured a three-point victory.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 12 October, 2013

From The42 Ulster should be proud of their physical effort – Roger Wilson Physical

Ulster should be proud of their physical effort – Roger Wilson

The blindside flanker was named man of the match after Ulster’s 22-16 win against Leicester in Pool 5 of the Heineken Cup.

# man-of-the-match - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From The42 POLL: Who was your man of the match in today’s All-Ireland final? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

POLL: Who was your man of the match in today’s All-Ireland final?

Let us know who you think stood out in today’s game.

# man-of-the-match - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From The42 Madigan inspires Leinster to thrilling win Winning

Madigan inspires Leinster to thrilling win

The outhalf scored all of his side’s points in their 22-17 victory over Glasgow ton send them top of the Rabo.

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