captaincy

Joyce says Walsh has revelled in captaincy for Galway

Galway football manager Pádraic Joyce has revealed he was criticised within the county for making Shane Walsh team captain but says the Kilkerrin-Clonberne man has revelled in the role. Walsh has hit 2-22 and led from the front as...

Dara Ó Cinnéide: Why captaincy tradition can’t imprison Kerry

Dick Fitzgerald, in his seminal 1914 book How to Play Gaelic Football has an entire section dedicated to the captaincy of a team. Fitzgerald, a name revered and remembered to this day, is a man whose insights on captaincy...

Skipper Sexton wants an Ireland driven by player power

Johnny Sexton will embark on his first Six Nations campaign as Ireland captain with Andy Farrell’s backing to increase player power within the national team camp. The 34-year-old fly-half will return to full training today following six weeks sidelined by...

Tony Leen: Kerry ‘leaders’ would do well to lighten David Clifford’s load

Why is the David Clifford Kerry captaincy an issue at all? Two reasons. Any assessment of Kerry’s All-Ireland chances in 2020 is reasonably tied to Clifford’s wellbeing and form. That’s a hefty load for any 21-year-old to be lugging after...

Kerry ‘leaders’ would do well to lighten David Clifford’s load

Why is the David Clifford Kerry captaincy an issue at all? Two reasons. Any assessment of Kerry’s All-Ireland chances in 2020 is reasonably tied to Clifford’s wellbeing and form. That’s a hefty load for any 21-year-old to be lugging after...

Kerry captaincy won't change my approach, says David Clifford

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020, not that you’d think he seemed weighed down by the pressure of such an announcement. Clifford may only be 20 – until his birthday on Wednesday, at least –...
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