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#Captain Fantastic

# captain-fantastic - Monday 17 September, 2018

From The42 'Peter is in some of the best fitness form of his life' Captain Fantastic

'Peter is in some of the best fitness form of his life'

There was no sign of early-season rust as Peter O’Mahony hit the ground running against Ospreys on Friday.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 6 September, 2018

From The42 'It would be wonderful for my family, especially my Mam and Dad. That's why you do it' Captain Fantastic

'It would be wonderful for my family, especially my Mam and Dad. That's why you do it'

Aoife Murray is chasing her ninth All-Ireland senior camogie medal on Sunday but the captaincy role makes it a more special occasion.

From The42 'There's no reason why he can't feel some part English and also be very proud to play for Ireland' Captain Fantastic

'There's no reason why he can't feel some part English and also be very proud to play for Ireland'

Seamus Coleman has his say on Declan Rice’s situation.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'Sinead any day could score 2-4, 2-6, 2-8 - she’s one of the game’s top players'

Dublin captain Sinead Aherne produced a scintillating first-half performance before the posts yesterday.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 6 August, 2018

From The42 'Hendo is so important to us' - Klopp says Henderson still key despite Fabinho and Keita signings Captain Fantastic

'Hendo is so important to us' - Klopp says Henderson still key despite Fabinho and Keita signings

Two key signings mean that the fight for midfield places is fiercer than ever at Anfield, but the England star will continue to play a big role.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 21 July, 2018

From The42 Dardis to the rescue for Ireland as late O'Brien try delivers win over Chile Captain Fantastic

Dardis to the rescue for Ireland as late O'Brien try delivers win over Chile

A thundering run from Pedro Verschae threatened to derail Ireland’s World Cup campaign.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From The42 Watch: Eoin Donnelly's stoppage time goal earns Fermanagh first Ulster final spot in 10 years Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Watch: Eoin Donnelly's stoppage time goal earns Fermanagh first Ulster final spot in 10 years

Rory Gallagher’s side defeated Monaghan in dramatic circumstances on Sunday to book their place in the 2018 Ulster final.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 6 May, 2018

From The42 'It's massive' - Cavan captain Greene aiming to overwrite past disappointments Redemption

'It's massive' - Cavan captain Greene aiming to overwrite past disappointments

Tipperary stand in their way of the Division 2 league title and promotion to the top flight.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 6 April, 2018

From The42 'Leading my country out in my hometown of Tallaght will be a really proud moment' Today's The Day

'Leading my country out in my hometown of Tallaght will be a really proud moment'

Ireland captain Katie McCabe will live her childhood dream this evening.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

From The42 Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract Captain Fantastic

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 18 March, 2018

From The42 'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club Captain Fantastic

'The biggest highlight of my career': Best joins O'Driscoll and Mullen in Ireland's elite club

Ireland captain says this team are ‘greedy’ and want to build on the Grand Slam win.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 2 February, 2018

From The42 Sam Allardyce delivers glowing praise for 'superhuman' Seamus Coleman Captain Fantastic

Sam Allardyce delivers glowing praise for 'superhuman' Seamus Coleman

“When you sprint 80 yards with the ball in the 92nd minute and the opposition players, who have been playing every week, can’t catch up, it shows the tremendous capacity for the game that he has.”

# captain-fantastic - Monday 18 December, 2017

From The42 'A world-class performance from a world-class player': O'Mahony at the heart of Munster's rise Captain Fantastic

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

From The42 Ireland's Ciaran Clark scores as Newcastle stage second-half comeback Captain Fantastic

Ireland's Ciaran Clark scores as Newcastle stage second-half comeback

West Brom looked headed for victory until the Magpies snatched a 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From The42 'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on' Captain Fantastic

'I've believed for a long time that we'll go to Russia... Bring them on'

David Meyler is confident that Ireland can progress through the play-offs to reach next year’s World Cup.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 4 September, 2017

From The42 Coleman joins up with Ireland squad ahead of top-of-the-table clash as Hendrick is ruled out Captain Fantastic

Coleman joins up with Ireland squad ahead of top-of-the-table clash as Hendrick is ruled out

The team captain was present at today’s training session, while Burnley midfielder Hendrick won’t be available.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 29 April, 2017

From The42 'I've no fear I won't be coming back the same player, there's none of that nonsense' Captain Fantastic

'I've no fear I won't be coming back the same player, there's none of that nonsense'

Staying patient about his return from a broken leg is the biggest challenge facing Seamus Coleman.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 4 March, 2017

From The42 Paul McShane the hero as Reading boost promotion hopes Captain Fantastic

Paul McShane the hero as Reading boost promotion hopes

The Irish defender’s 78th minute header handed the Royals a victory that consolidated fifth spot in the table.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

From The42 Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht King Of The West

Captain, leader, legend: John Muldoon signs on for a 15th season with Connacht

“I have always said that I would like to continue playing if I had the physical fitness and mental hunger to do so.”

# captain-fantastic - Monday 9 January, 2017

From The42 Hourihane hoping for 2017 Ireland debut despite previous disappointment Captain Fantastic

Hourihane hoping for 2017 Ireland debut despite previous disappointment

The Corkman has been earning rave reviews for his displays while captaining Barnsley in the Championship.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 23 December, 2016

From The42 Major boost for Dundalk as Player of the Year nominee signs new deal Captain Fantastic

Major boost for Dundalk as Player of the Year nominee signs new deal

Despite rumoured interest from elsewhere, Stephen O’Donnell has committed to the Lilywhites for the 2017 and 2018 campaigns.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 14 October, 2016

From The42 Coleman can possibly become an Irish captain to rival Roy Keane in his influence Column

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.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 5 September, 2016

From The42 Tipp skipper Brendan Maher left one important man out of his All-Ireland acceptance speech Captain Fantastic

Tipp skipper Brendan Maher left one important man out of his All-Ireland acceptance speech

Maher forgot to thank his manager Michael Ryan, despite having his words prepared.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

From The42 After a superb debut season in England, there's more good news for Chris Forrester Captain Fantastic

After a superb debut season in England, there's more good news for Chris Forrester

The 23-year-old Dubliner has been named as Peterborough’s new skipper.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 Captain Coleman gave 'inspirational' speech to players before Ireland's win over Italy Leader

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.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From The42 'It's fantastic but we've won nothing yet and that's the big thing' - Muldoon Leading By Example

'It's fantastic but we've won nothing yet and that's the big thing' - Muldoon

Connacht’s captain says they will have their work cut out in the Pro12 final against Leinster.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 13 May, 2016

From The42 Chelsea offer John Terry new one-year deal Captain Fantastic

Chelsea offer John Terry new one-year deal

The club legend’s future has been the source of much speculation in recent months.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 20 February, 2016

From The42 Paul McShane scores his first FA Cup goal in 9 years as Reading cause an upset Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Paul McShane scores his first FA Cup goal in 9 years as Reading cause an upset

The Reading skipper headed home an equaliser against West Brom in a 3-1 win at the Madejski Stadium.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 11 February, 2016

From The42 'Fingers crossed I'm here next year' - Nacewa hoping to extend his stay with Leinster Captain Fantastic

'Fingers crossed I'm here next year' - Nacewa hoping to extend his stay with Leinster

The fullback is one of a number of players out of contract at the end of the season.

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From The42 A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain Captain Fantastic

A dozen rock solid reasons why Rory Best was the perfect choice to be Ireland captain

The hooker has been inspirational throughout his 89 caps for his country.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 15 October, 2015

From The42 Ireland confirm that Paul O'Connell will return to the camp for Sunday's quarter-final Captain Fantastic

Ireland confirm that Paul O'Connell will return to the camp for Sunday's quarter-final

O’Connell will rejoin the squad after his surgery.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 21 September, 2015

From The42 ‘At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff’: Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania Captain Fantastic

‘At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff’: Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania

The legendary hooker scored the last time we faced Romania in a World Cup, but it wasn’t easy going.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 3 August, 2015

From The42 Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood's stand-out RWC memories Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Pumas, side-stepping, and dealing with the end: Keith Wood's stand-out RWC memories

“I was ready to cry I was so tired.”

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 14 May, 2015

From The42 O'Connell ready to make summer decision after claiming Player of the Year double Toulon Talk

O'Connell ready to make summer decision after claiming Player of the Year double

Will he stay or will he go? Or will he retire after a big World Cup?

# captain-fantastic - Monday 23 March, 2015

From The42 'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown Captain Fantastic

'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown

“I made my feelings known to everybody that I wasn’t going to use the changes as an excuse.”

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The42 'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success Captain Fantastic

'Ultimate leader' Paul O'Connell inspires Ireland to Six Nations success

The 35-year-old lock lifted the Six Nations trophy for the second time in two years last night.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 16 March, 2015

From The42 Rooney inspired Manchester United at a meeting, Van Gaal confirms Captain Fantastic

Rooney inspired Manchester United at a meeting, Van Gaal confirms

Marouane Fellaini also revealed after his side’s 3-0 defeat of Tottenham on Sunday that the striker had given “a very important speech”.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 1 March, 2015

From The42 Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations? Captain Fantastic

Was that display against England Paul O'Connell's final act at home in the Six Nations?

Ireland will finish off this year’s Championship on the road and the captain still hasn’t decided whether he will play beyond the World Cup.

# captain-fantastic - Sunday 15 February, 2015

From The42 Muldoon driven by prospect of sending 'poor relation' Connacht to the big time on merit Desire

Muldoon driven by prospect of sending 'poor relation' Connacht to the big time on merit

A win over Scarlets on Sunday would be another big step towards Champions Cup qualification for the Connacht captain.

# captain-fantastic - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From The42 'He has really become a man' - Robbie Keane's first coach fondly recalls 'Jack the lad' Captain Fantastic

'He has really become a man' - Robbie Keane's first coach fondly recalls 'Jack the lad'

“I always believed he could be special,” Mark McGhee said.

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