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# leader - Sunday 18 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 18th 2018, 4:58 PM 3,269 Views 1 Comment

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

# leader - Friday 16 March, 2018

'He's very quiet, but when he speaks he does it very well': Ó Sé's influence in the Nemo dressing room
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'He's very quiet, but when he speaks he does it very well': Ó Sé's influence in the Nemo dressing room

Mar 16th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,792 Views 1 Comment

Kerry legend Tomás Ó Sé is looking to add the All-Ireland club title to his trophy cabinet tomorrow.

# leader - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come'
# Grand Slam Is On
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# Grand Slam Is On

Sexton: 'You've got to take these opportunities with both hands when they come'

Mar 10th 2018, 7:48 PM 13,050 Views 4 Comments

The experienced out-half recalls O’Gara, O’Connell and O’Driscoll leading Ireland for their 2009 success.

# leader - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'All I ever wanted to do is be a professional rugby player, since I could walk really'
# Early Impact
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# Early Impact

'All I ever wanted to do is be a professional rugby player, since I could walk really'

Mar 8th 2018, 8:00 AM 24,693 Views 7 Comments

The mature James Ryan is already making an impact for Ireland at the age of 21.

# leader - Monday 26 February, 2018

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards
# Self Critical
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# Self Critical

21-year-old Ryan a force for Ireland as he holds himself to highest standards

Feb 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 10,772 Views 17 Comments

The Leinster lock is already an impressive presence in Test rugby.

# leader - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Games like this French one were top reason O'Mahony stayed in Ireland
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# Leader

Games like this French one were top reason O'Mahony stayed in Ireland

Jan 31st 2018, 8:00 AM 9,770 Views 18 Comments

The Munster captain is feeling fit and excited for the upcoming Six Nations campaign.

# leader - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Best's new contract close to finalised ahead of Six Nations campaign
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# Leader

Best's new contract close to finalised ahead of Six Nations campaign

Jan 25th 2018, 9:13 AM 14,411 Views 25 Comments

The 35-year-old Ireland captain is close to finalising a contract extension.

# leader - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Former All-Ireland winning captain Fitzgerald will lead Kerry again in 2018
# The Kingdom
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# The Kingdom

Former All-Ireland winning captain Fitzgerald will lead Kerry again in 2018

Dec 23rd 2017, 2:32 PM 5,134 Views 2 Comments

Fionn Fitzgerald will lead the Kingdom next year having co-captained Kerry to All-Ireland success in 2014.

# leader - Monday 27 November, 2017

'He has great spirit even though he doesn’t play': Gueye on Coleman's leadership at Everton
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# Leader

'He has great spirit even though he doesn’t play': Gueye on Coleman's leadership at Everton

Nov 27th 2017, 10:46 PM 6,984 Views 5 Comments

The Irish captain has a huge influence on the Blues squad.

# leader - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'I have to calm down a bit, but I'd rather be that than need a kick up the ass every morning'
# Leader By Example
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# Leader By Example

'I have to calm down a bit, but I'd rather be that than need a kick up the ass every morning'

Oct 25th 2017, 7:27 AM 19,606 Views 8 Comments

Jonathan Sexton isn’t campaigning for a captaincy role with club or country, but he is fine-tuning his leadership methods.

# leader - Friday 25 August, 2017

Clashes kill 32 in India as court convicts guru of rape
# Rioting
# Rioting

Clashes kill 32 in India as court convicts guru of rape

Aug 25th 2017, 9:52 PM 22,917 Views 31 Comments

In 2015 he was accused of encouraging 400 followers to undergo castration at his ashram so they could get closer to god.

# leader - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain
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# Leader

With Briggs injury setback, Ireland turn to Molloy as Women's Rugby World Cup captain

Aug 2nd 2017, 3:00 PM 12,064 Views 5 Comments

The 29-year-old will replace Niamh Briggs who was forced to pull out of the tournament last week.

# leader - Thursday 22 June, 2017

'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony
# Pom
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# Pom

'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:00 PM 18,596 Views 16 Comments

Peter O’Mahony has had a whirlwind year but is now ready to lead the Lions against the All Blacks.

# leader - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'He has that Paul O'Connell DNA in him, being a Munster man'
# Honour
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# Honour

'He has that Paul O'Connell DNA in him, being a Munster man'

Jun 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 26,436 Views 57 Comments

Cork man Peter O’Mahony will lead the Lions out for the first Test against the All Blacks.

# leader - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'I think he’ll make us proud' - O'Mahony set to be named Lions captain
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# Leader

'I think he’ll make us proud' - O'Mahony set to be named Lions captain

Jun 20th 2017, 5:07 PM 41,912 Views 48 Comments

The 27-year-old is expected to be confirmed as Test captain tomorrow.

POM as a captain: 'He doesn’t say much, but says things to prickle the hairs on the back of your neck'
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# Leader

POM as a captain: 'He doesn’t say much, but says things to prickle the hairs on the back of your neck'

Jun 20th 2017, 12:34 PM 11,577 Views 3 Comments

Greg Feek hailed the leadership credentials of Peter O’Mahony as he prepares his pack for a second bout with Japan.

# leader - Monday 19 June, 2017

Peter O'Mahony the Lions' Test captain? It could happen this weekend
# Respected
From The42
# Respected

Peter O'Mahony the Lions' Test captain? It could happen this weekend

Jun 19th 2017, 10:00 PM 12,499 Views 18 Comments

The Munster flanker is in with a good chance of leading the Lions in Auckland.

# leader - Thursday 15 June, 2017

O'Mahony follows in mentor O'Connell's footsteps to captain the Lions
# Honour
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# Honour

O'Mahony follows in mentor O'Connell's footsteps to captain the Lions

Jun 15th 2017, 10:00 PM 9,387 Views 14 Comments

‘It’s a way maybe of paying them back for the hard work they put into me.’

Peter O'Mahony captains the Lions as Sexton gets nod at 10
# Team News
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# Team News

Peter O'Mahony captains the Lions as Sexton gets nod at 10

Jun 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 34,552 Views 37 Comments

Owen Farrell had been named on the bench but drops out injured.

# leader - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach
# Meet The New Boss
# Meet The New Boss

Today's the day: Leo Varadkar set to become Taoiseach

Jun 14th 2017, 7:13 AM 9,621 Views 46 Comments

He will also name a cabinet.

# leader - Friday 2 June, 2017

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?
# Profile
# Profile

From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?

Jun 2nd 2017, 9:10 PM 32,481 Views 100 Comments

The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.

# leader - Friday 19 May, 2017

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final
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# Leader

Ruddock's form earns Ireland's call but immediate focus is on Pro12 semi-final

May 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 3,258 Views 5 Comments

The 26-year-old is back in Joe Schmidt’s squad and hopes to impress against Scarlets tonight.

# leader - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Was Enda a good Taoiseach? People are split on the question
# Enda The Line
# Enda The Line

Was Enda a good Taoiseach? People are split on the question

May 18th 2017, 8:07 AM 16,888 Views 137 Comments

Just over 40% say ‘yes’. About the same number disagree.

# leader - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way
# Varadkar Vs Conveney
# Varadkar Vs Conveney

Poll shows Fine Gael is leaning towards Leo, but leader race could go either way

May 9th 2017, 10:15 AM 8,012 Views 58 Comments

Enda Kenny is expected to step down as the party’s leader in the near future.

# leader - Monday 8 May, 2017

'It's not up to the standard of Leinster Rugby or myself' - Jack Conan's anger
# Harsh Words
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# Harsh Words

'It's not up to the standard of Leinster Rugby or myself' - Jack Conan's anger

May 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,765 Views 8 Comments

The dynamic number eight was gutted at his side’s underperformance in defeat to Ulster.

# leader - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Ryan set for final home game as 22-year-old Molony makes 'natural step'
# Farewell
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# Farewell

Ryan set for final home game as 22-year-old Molony makes 'natural step'

Apr 27th 2017, 4:15 PM 15,444 Views 17 Comments

The 27-year-old flanker is set to leave the province this summer.

# leader - Thursday 23 March, 2017

A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials
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A little moment that underlines Peter O'Mahony's leadership credentials

Mar 23rd 2017, 4:55 PM 61,730 Views 59 Comments

The Munster back row is a strong candidate to be the next Ireland captain.

# leader - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent
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Best points to 'silly mental errors' from Ireland but insists they are consistent

Mar 11th 2017, 12:24 PM 7,499 Views 34 Comments

The Ireland captain and hooker was disappointed with some costly lineout failings.

# leader - Friday 10 February, 2017

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions
# Donners
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# Donners

'I'm more of a realist now' - Ryan returns to lead Ireland with his actions

Feb 10th 2017, 7:59 AM 18,256 Views 24 Comments

The 33-year-old was left out last weekend in Edinburgh but is back for the Italy clash.

# leader - Monday 23 January, 2017

'I've never played there' - Dusautoir excited about Thomond Park trip
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'I've never played there' - Dusautoir excited about Thomond Park trip

Jan 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 10,894 Views 5 Comments

Rassie Erasmus’ men will welcome Top 14 side Toulouse to Limerick in April.

# leader - Monday 2 January, 2017

'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train'
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'John Muldoon was injured all week and didn't train'

Jan 2nd 2017, 7:03 AM 7,608 Views 18 Comments

The Connacht captain played Munster after nursing a thigh injury all last week because his team were so light on numbers.

# leader - Friday 9 December, 2016

Ulster name Best captain against imposing Clermont outfit
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Ulster name Best captain against imposing Clermont outfit

Dec 9th 2016, 12:12 PM 7,080 Views 15 Comments

Paddy Jackson, Robbie Diack and Louis Ludik also come into the Ulster team.

# leader - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership
# Captaincy
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# Captaincy

Farrell backs Ireland captain Best as a contender for Lions leadership

Nov 26th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,498 Views 12 Comments

The 34-year-old has guided Ireland to wins over South Africa and New Zealand this year.

# leader - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club
# Centurion
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# Centurion

Ireland captain Rory Best set to join the exclusive 100-cap club

Nov 24th 2016, 1:01 AM 7,620 Views 11 Comments

The 34-year-old Ulster hooker has grown into his leadership role.

# leader - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

“Ministers on their own can’t operate solo runs": Taoiseach fields questions about Minister Ross
Live Nov 22nd 2016, 1:53 PM

“Ministers on their own can’t operate solo runs": Taoiseach fields questions about Minister Ross

# leader - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game''
# Leader
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# Leader

'I remember thinking, 'Jeez, I'd be happy just to stay here for the rest of the game''

Nov 17th 2016, 1:05 AM 12,382 Views 9 Comments

Rob Kearney has memories of poking the New Zealand bear and getting attacked in return.

# leader - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

'We want whole people; we don't just want obsessive robots'
# Interview
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# Interview

'We want whole people; we don't just want obsessive robots'

Aug 31st 2016, 8:00 PM 9,752 Views 3 Comments

Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss tells The42 about being the boss.

# leader - Thursday 18 August, 2016

John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht
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John Muldoon retains captaincy role at Pat Lam's Connacht

Aug 18th 2016, 1:00 AM 3,384 Views 2 Comments

The 33-year-old will lead the western province into the Champions Cup this season.

# leader - Monday 8 August, 2016

Erasmus confirms O'Mahony will continue as Munster captain
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Erasmus confirms O'Mahony will continue as Munster captain

Aug 8th 2016, 10:45 AM 7,823 Views 20 Comments

The new South Africa director of rugby has backed O’Mahony to lead again.

# leader - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Poll: Who should be Fine Gael leader after Enda Kenny?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who should be Fine Gael leader after Enda Kenny?

Jul 12th 2016, 8:46 AM 23,023 Views 104 Comments

It appears Enda Kenny is safe for now but it is likely he will have to step down later this year.