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#Skipper

# skipper - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

From The42 'This club needs European football,' says Everton captain Coleman after surge in form under Ancelotti Irish Eye

'This club needs European football,' says Everton captain Coleman after surge in form under Ancelotti

The Toffees are targeting Europe as the business end of the season approaches.

# skipper - Thursday 23 January, 2020

From The42 'I want to play for as long as I can because I love what I do' - Sexton Captain

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

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

# skipper - Saturday 18 January, 2020

From The42 Maguire hoping to bring success back to Man Utd after ‘massive honour’ of being handed captaincy Skipper

Maguire hoping to bring success back to Man Utd after ‘massive honour’ of being handed captaincy

The £80m centre-half has taken on captaincy duties in the wake of Ashley Young’s departure and is looking forward to the challenges which lie ahead

# skipper - Friday 17 January, 2020

From The42 Maguire confirmed as Manchester United captain with Young bound for Milan Skipper

Maguire confirmed as Manchester United captain with Young bound for Milan

The most expensive defender in world football will be taking the armband at Old Trafford on a full-time basis.

# skipper - Thursday 16 January, 2020

From The42 'Second best isn't acceptable' - Sexton gets the Ireland captaincy he wanted Leader

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

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

# skipper - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

From The42 'If he gets selected as Ireland captain, he’ll do a great job' - Van Graan backs O'Mahony Silent Leader

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

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

# skipper - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain Mature

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

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

# skipper - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

From The42 Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby Skipper

Best to captain Barbarians in final game at Twickenham before retiring from rugby

The former Ulster and Ireland captain will lead the side when they take to the field against Fiji.

From The42 Liverpool's Robertson defends decision to pull out of Scotland squad for Euro qualifiers Skipper

Liverpool's Robertson defends decision to pull out of Scotland squad for Euro qualifiers

The Scotland captain says he needs to rest his ankle in order to prevent it from becoming a serious concern.

# skipper - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

From The42 O'Driscoll says there's 'no rush' with James Ryan being Ireland captain Leader

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

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

# skipper - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

From The42 John Egan to captain Ireland in tonight's Aviva Stadium friendly Skipper

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

From The42 'There is a little bit of undue criticism': Best keen to re-establish his benchmark Skipper

'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

From The42 Decision on Ireland's World Cup captaincy not finalised, says Schmidt Leader

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

From The42 'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better' Final Chapter

'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

From The42 Henderson 'proud and excited' to succeed Best as Ulster's new club captain Skipper

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

From The42 'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward' Ireland Women

'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

From The42 Sexton ignores increasing levels of scrutiny as he returns to lead Leinster into battle Skipper

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

From The42 Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup Final Chapter

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

From The42 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

From The42 Klopp hails 'on fire' Liverpool captain Henderson Skipper

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

From The42 'Pressure can do very strange things to you' - Ireland captain Best Leader

'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

From The42 Rory Best: 'It’s exactly how you would plan your last home game here' Skipper

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

From The42 'I'm the least concerned' - Pádraig Harrington confident Rory McIlroy will play Ryder Cup Skipper

'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

From The42 Noel Connors named Waterford hurling captain Skipper

Noel Connors named Waterford hurling captain

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

# skipper - Sunday 14 October, 2018

From The42 'It's great to be back involved because I love pulling on the green jersey' Skipper

'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

From The42 Bale backed for Wales captaincy by Giggs Skipper

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

From The42 'It's a big honour to captain this club - I'm very proud to do it in the Premier League' Skipper Seamus

'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

From The42 Messi promises to do 'everything possible' to guide Barcelona back on top of Europe Skipper

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.

From The42 Back row Jarrad Butler succeeds Muldoon as Connacht captain Skipper

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

From The42 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

From The42 O'Mahony leads by example in outstanding performance in Melbourne Skipper

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

From The42 'It's a huge honour' - O'Mahony steps into Best's shoes against Wallabies Skipper

'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

From The42 Grand Slam momentum with O'Mahony as Munster captain returns Skipper

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

From The42 Donegal's Carl McHugh captains 10-man Motherwell to stalemate against Celtic Skipper

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

From The42 Irish captaincy a fitting honour for Aidan O'Shea after a whirlwind year under the spotlight Skipper

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

From The42 Henderson handed the captaincy for Ulster's Champions Cup opener Skipper

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

From The42 'It’s a huge honour for me and my family' - Ever-reliable Meyler steps up to take captain's armband Skipper

'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

From The42 Jamie Redknapp calls for Harry Kane to keep England armband Skipper

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

From The42 Spurs striker named England captain for tomorrow's crunch World Cup qualifier Skipper

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

From The42 Best foot forward: Ireland captain to lead Ulster into battle this season Skipper

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.

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