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Dublin: 9 °C Sunday 5 April, 2020

Today’s News

Cooper acting as a quarterback, a six-goal epic, and the start of Dublin's curve to five-in-a-row glory

Former Kerry star Seán O’Sullivan analyses the 2013 All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Kerry.

Dignified McCarthy leaves Ireland enriched but again without a proper goodbye

Mick is a former Irish manager again, and while it is tempered with a seven-figure bonus, he will regret another unfortunate exit.

4 possible candidates for the newly-vacant Irish U21s job

Stephen Kenny has taken the step up to senior level earlier than advertised.

Yesterday’s News

Scotland exile Russell targets summer Tour return, should it go ahead

‘The stuff in the Six Nations is done now, it is just how can we move forward.’

How Fr O'Brien's Cork hurlers won a brilliant All-Ireland final in 1990

TG4 will broadcast the meeting of the Rebels and Cyril Farrell’s Galway this weekend.

Lakers great Kobe Bryant posthumously inducted into Hall of Fame

‘We wish he was here with us to celebrate, but it’s definitely the peak of his NBA career,’ his wife Vanessa said.

Mick McCarthy: 'It's disappointing I can't finish it off. It's bittersweet, but I fully support the decision'

The outgoing Ireland boss has signed off with an interview on FAI TV.

Brian Kerr backs incoming boss Kenny to succeed in 'hardest job in sport in Ireland' Succession This post contains videos

Brian Kerr backs incoming boss Kenny to succeed in 'hardest job in sport in Ireland'

‘He is ready for the task,’ the ex-Ireland manager said, reacting to the news.

Liverpool the latest Premier League club to furlough non-playing staff members

The club say they will be paid 100% of their salaries to ensure no member of staff is financially disadvantaged

Wimbledon cancellation means sporting mortality beckons even for Federer and Williams

The greats of the men and women’s game would be very close to 40 if they chase Grand Slams into next summer.

'It has never been as important to be part of the home team' - GAA stars drive clear message Stay At Home This post contains videos

'It has never been as important to be part of the home team' - GAA stars drive clear message

Brian Cody, Kieran McGeeney, Ciarán Kilkenny, Sinéad Goldrick, Conor McManus, Lee Chin, David Moran and Aoife Murray feature in the GPA and WGPA video.

Cheltenham organisers defend festival, which went ahead normally thanks to government advice

The day before the Festive, the British government said there was ‘no rationale’ to a postponement.

Quiz: How many of these Grand National winners can you name?

Can you recall the famous winners at Aintree?

New Fifa working group starts by clearing June of all international matches

The new committee also proposed to keep the age eligibility rule that would have applied for an Olympic tournament staged this year.

A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993

Amid a backdrop of brinkmanship and extraordinary candidness in the newspapers, Alex Ferguson eventually signed the 21-year-old for a record £3.75 million. But it was far from straightforward.

From a US scholarship to inspiring the next generation and female coaches: Driving tennis in Ireland

Wicklow’s Gráinne O’Neill is the national co-ordinator for women in tennis.

'I basically ran away from my problems… I told people I had this great big coaching job in Spain'

David O’Connor on his journey back from the depths of depression.

'It is hard when you don’t know when you are going to see them all again in the flesh'

Donegal’s Niamh McLaughlin is a Dublin-based physiotherapist with concerns about her grandmother in a nursing home in Derry.

Friday 3 April, 2020

GAA could face €60m loss due to coronavirus shutdown - Director General Financial Worry This post contains videos

GAA could face €60m loss due to coronavirus shutdown - Director General

Tom Ryan says GAA have made plans in case games cannot resume until as late as August.

'There'll come a time when sport will become important again I think for people's morale'

ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin on Tiger Roll, the Grand National and racing memories.

Irish sport supplement company donates stock to frontline HSE workers

Totum Sport works with Rafael Nadal along with Premier League clubs and intercounty GAA teams, but are sending their products to hospitals amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Flick handed Bayern Munich job on a permanent basis

Having initially been brought in as interim boss after the departure of Niko Kovac, the 55-year-old has been rewarded with a three-year deal.

Mayo hurler to run marathon in his garden while soloing sliotar for charity this weekend

Cathal Freeman is raising much-needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society and HSE.

Premier League announce 30% wage deferral plans and season will not resume in early May

The league also confirmed an immediate advance of £125 million to the EFL and the National League.

Age Hareide: 'It’s fair for Ireland to continue with Mick because he has been successful'

The outgoing Denmark boss will now miss the Euros because of their own succession plan, but says Mick McCarthy should finish what he has started with Ireland.

Spurs' Son set for military training during virus shutdown: report

Son was spared a career-threatening stint as a conscript when South Korea took gold at the 2018 Asian Games.

When a League of Ireland side travelled to a 'war zone' for a game against Iraq

The World Cup warm-up match for the Iraqi team was part of the birthday celebrations of Saddam Hussein.

Uefa threatens clubs with exclusion from Champions League if seasons are ended prematurely

The warning has come as a response to the Belgian Pro League recommending that the remainder of the current campaign is cancelled.

The best ways to keep your fitness plans going from home

David Last gives his tips on staying active during lockdown.

Galway and Sarsfields star and last-gasp All-Ireland final winner named club Player of the Year

19-year-old Siobhán McGrath steered Sarsfields to All-Ireland glory.

R&A admits postponement is an option for The Open

The tournament is scheduled to take place at Royal St George’s in July.

'They were proactive to stop the spread' - Galway star praises locals at home after spate of Covid-19 cases

Conor Whelan says there have been no new cases in his home village of Kinvara.

'Time with mum and dad is time I never really would have got if something like this didn't happen'

Mark Downey on the life of an athlete under lockdown, featuring Fortnite, scones and childhood memories.

'The doctor phoned me, said she had received the results and asked would I make an appointment'

A new documentary explores 1991 Down All-Ireland winning captain Paddy O’Rourke’s battle against advanced heart disease.

Thursday 2 April, 2020

'I felt sick and insanely tired' - All-Ireland winner McGuinness recovering after Covid-19 illness

Marian McGuinness describes what it is like to be diagnosed with the coronavirus, and her path to recovery.

UK government call on Premier League players to take pay cut

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock called on elite footballers to ‘play their part.’

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