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#Key Man

# key-man - Monday 16 May, 2022

McCloskey a doubt for Ulster's massive URC clash with the Sharks
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McCloskey a doubt for Ulster's massive URC clash with the Sharks

May 16th 2022, 3:09 PM 3,709 Views 3 Comments

The influential centre is still nursing a groin injury.

# key-man - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

'His contract is very well-deserved and it’s good for Munster too'
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'His contract is very well-deserved and it’s good for Munster too'

Feb 15th 2022, 1:55 PM 7,649 Views 12 Comments

Tadhg Beirne will play on with Munster and Ireland until 2025 at least.

# key-man - Friday 17 December, 2021

What a difference a year has made for Ulster's dynamic Nick Timoney
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What a difference a year has made for Ulster's dynamic Nick Timoney

Dec 17th 2021, 8:49 AM 4,916 Views 2 Comments

The back row starts again as the northern province welcome Northampton to Belfast tonight.

# key-man - Monday 15 November, 2021

'I was in a leg brace when Stephen rang me' - Ogbene reflects on his rapid rise
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'I was in a leg brace when Stephen rang me' - Ogbene reflects on his rapid rise

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 8:33 AM 24,010 Views 10 Comments

Chiedozie Ogbene has emerged as a key player for Ireland, and was man of the match in the 3-0 victory over Luxembourg.

# key-man - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland
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20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland

Nov 9th 2021, 7:13 PM 9,400 Views 6 Comments

The Leinster fullback is one of the first names on Andy Farrell’s team sheet.

# key-man - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Major boost for the All Blacks as Retallick returns for Ireland clash
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Major boost for the All Blacks as Retallick returns for Ireland clash

Nov 7th 2021, 8:29 PM 8,341 Views 4 Comments

The 30-year-old lock has fully recovered from a shoulder injury.

# key-man - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende
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'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende

Oct 20th 2021, 6:45 AM 12,516 Views 21 Comments

The Springboks centre is out of contract next summer.

# key-man - Friday 20 August, 2021

Jurgen Klopp suggests talks ongoing with Mohamed Salah over new Liverpool deal
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Jurgen Klopp suggests talks ongoing with Mohamed Salah over new Liverpool deal

Aug 20th 2021, 10:52 PM 3,559 Views 0 Comments

The 29-year-old Egypt striker has two years left on his current deal with the Reds.

# key-man - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks
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Injury to tactical chief De Klerk is a huge blow for the Springboks

Aug 4th 2021, 12:52 PM 8,261 Views 2 Comments

The South Africans have also lost the superb Pieter-Steph du Toit.

# key-man - Monday 19 July, 2021

Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23
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Furlong looks a certainty but plenty of Irish hopes for Lions' Test 23

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,953 Views 5 Comments

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw were pre-tour favourites to start.

# key-man - Friday 16 July, 2021

'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back
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'He can have a huge role' - Lions delighted to have Robbie Henshaw back

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 4,037 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre is back from injury tomorrow against the Stormers.

# key-man - Saturday 3 July, 2021

'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'
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'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:13 AM 9,373 Views 1 Comment

Tadhg Furlong comes into this Lions tour in a very different place to four years ago.

# key-man - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
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'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,572 Views 6 Comments

The Lions boss also said he views Tadhg Beirne as a back row for the tour of South Africa.

# key-man - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

'He’s still one of the premier wingers in Ireland' - Conway back in action
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'He’s still one of the premier wingers in Ireland' - Conway back in action

Mar 3rd 2021, 6:00 AM 12,023 Views 19 Comments

The 29-year-old hasn’t featured in the Six Nations but made his Munster comeback two weekends ago.

# key-man - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols
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Major blow for Wales as wing Adams sent home for breaching Covid protocols

Feb 3rd 2021, 6:18 PM 8,669 Views 2 Comments

The 25-year-old was the top try-scorer at the 2019 World Cup.

# key-man - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash
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Injury blow for Ireland as number eight Doris ruled out of Wales clash

Feb 2nd 2021, 3:16 PM 26,243 Views 46 Comments

Quinn Roux has also picked up an injury, while Gavin Coombes and Ryan Baird join the squad.

# key-man - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury
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Blow for France ahead of Six Nations as Vakatawa suffers knee injury

Jan 24th 2021, 1:44 PM 3,597 Views 0 Comments

The elusive centre was forced off during Racing 92′s defeat to Bordeaux yesterday.

# key-man - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
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Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 7:53 AM 14,176 Views 24 Comments

The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.

# key-man - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Limerick star Gillane hospitalised and a doubt for All-Ireland final
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Limerick star Gillane hospitalised and a doubt for All-Ireland final

Nov 29th 2020, 10:29 PM 28,797 Views 12 Comments

Aaron Gillane suffered ‘a heavy blow to his back’ in the closing stages of the win over Galway.

# key-man - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
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Furlong remains hopeful of being fit for restart of Ireland's Six Nations campaign

Sep 29th 2020, 9:36 AM 6,521 Views 8 Comments

The 27-year-old Leinster tighthead hasn’t played since rugby got back up and running in August.

# key-man - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

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

Aug 4th 2020, 12:28 PM 7,998 Views 11 Comments

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

Nov 4th 2019, 6:47 PM 6,833 Views 3 Comments

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

Jul 8th 2019, 5:37 PM 14,693 Views 5 Comments

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

Jun 26th 2019, 2:35 PM 10,614 Views 1 Comment

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

Jun 26th 2019, 1:04 PM 4,986 Views 11 Comments

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

Jun 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,776 Views 25 Comments

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

Feb 18th 2019, 12:53 PM 3,412 Views 8 Comments

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

Aug 17th 2018, 2:51 PM 3,726 Views 5 Comments

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
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Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year

Apr 25th 2018, 5:03 PM 20,161 Views 32 Comments

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

May 4th 2017, 9:15 PM 6,810 Views 1 Comment

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

Apr 17th 2017, 1:01 AM 6,990 Views 10 Comments

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
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Munster 10 Bleyendaal forced off early against Glasgow

Apr 8th 2017, 8:27 PM 14,049 Views 5 Comments

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

Jan 25th 2017, 11:27 AM 7,653 Views 22 Comments

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

Oct 5th 2016, 3:37 PM 6,427 Views 3 Comments

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

Apr 23rd 2016, 11:45 AM 28,121 Views 16 Comments

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

Jan 2nd 2016, 10:40 AM 4,151 Views 1 Comment

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
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Henshaw looking forward to the physical aspect of facing France

Oct 5th 2015, 6:00 AM 6,249 Views 0 Comments

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
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The form sharpshooter in the league looked very clinical in Inchicore

Mar 14th 2015, 8:01 AM 3,928 Views 0 Comments

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

Feb 14th 2015, 8:36 PM 11,566 Views 20 Comments

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
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IRFU release statement stressing Sexton's fitness for France clash

Feb 13th 2015, 6:30 PM 7,991 Views 6 Comments

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

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