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#Captain Fantastic

# captain-fantastic - Monday 4 September, 2017

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

'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

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

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

‘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

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

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

'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

'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

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

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

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

‘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.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 24 October, 2014

Stephen O'Donnell scores a BIG goal in tonight's LOI title decider

The Dundalk skipper has given them the narrowest of leads at Oriel Park.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 29 September, 2014

Paul McGinley: the man with the magic Ryder Cup formula

Meticulous, modern, inspirational: just some of the words used to describe the Dubliner’s Ryder Cup captaincy at Gleneagles.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 1 September, 2014

Robbie Keane kicks off international week with a beautiful jink and lob Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

Robbie Keane kicks off international week with a beautiful jink and lob

“I’m not sure if there is anybody in the league who can control the ball like that,” team-mate Landon Donovan said.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 16 August, 2014

VIDEO: Swansea beat United at Old Trafford despite Rooney bicycle kick

Louis van Gaal’s side have looked less than convincing in their Premier League opener.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 15 May, 2014

No grand farewell for Puyol as Barca captain ruled out of La Liga decider Corazón De León This post contains videos

No grand farewell for Puyol as Barca captain ruled out of La Liga decider

The defender will not have the opportunity to add to his 593 appearances with the Catalan club.

# captain-fantastic - Friday 11 April, 2014

O’Mahony in buoyant mood after surgery, will help Munster’s analysis team — Penney

The head coach urged his captain not to rush his return to competitive rugby and instead focus on ‘getting himself right for the long term.’

# captain-fantastic - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Shoulder surgery rules O’Mahony out for rest of season

And elsewhere, Ulster have signed up a former Munster prop.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 14 November, 2013

'Not the Roy of the Rovers story people think it was' - O'Connell on Lions arm-break

The Ireland captain played the final stages of the tourists’ first Test win with a double arm fracture.

# captain-fantastic - Monday 4 November, 2013

Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy

The lads at Whiff of Cordite have run the rule over the men Joe Schmidt can pick from

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Does this picture confirm Paul O’Connell as Ireland captain?

Rob Kearney reckons it’s a big hint.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Patrick Donnellan: I haven't even thought about the captaincy speech

The star also explained one way that Clare are similar to Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland.

# captain-fantastic - Thursday 30 May, 2013

O'Connell named captain with Lions set to roar into action

O’Connell leads a side jam-packed with Welsh Grand Slam winners.

# captain-fantastic - Saturday 21 July, 2012

VIDEO: Vincent Kompany's goal yesterday was seriously stylish Captain Fantastic This post contains videos

# captain-fantastic - Friday 5 November, 2010

After another hat-trick here's Steven Gerrard's best goals

The Anfield captain hit a quick-fire treble against Napoli last night. What are your favourite Steve G moments?