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Today’s News

International Rules Series due to take place in Ireland in November postponed Off

International Rules Series due to take place in Ireland in November postponed

There is little certainty about when the series might makes its comeback.

Stephen Kenny's tortuous road to the biggest and hardest job in Irish sport

It has not been easy for Stephen Kenny but he has overcome setbacks to end up as Ireland manager.

Man City's Walker facing disciplinary action for breaching lockdown conditions

The England defender has apologised for his behaviour.

Stuttgart, the 2002 World Cup, and the second coming - Mick's Ireland career

The 61-year-old will walk away from the Ireland set-up with many fond memories.

'We're in discussions with Robbie' - Keane could still have role with FAI

The 39-year-old is not part of Stephen Kenny’s new Ireland backroom staff.

Damien Duff and Keith Andrews join Kenny's Ireland backroom team

Meanwhile, Jim Crawford takes over the Ireland U21s and will be assisted by John O’Shea.

Rugby actually enforcing the current breakdown laws is long overdue

World Rugby issued a ‘law application guideline’ for referees earlier this week.

A family tragedy during the Troubles and winning an All-Ireland while pregnant

Monaghan great Brenda McAnespie is next up in Laochra Gael hot seat.

Quiz: Can you recognise these 90s All-Ireland football winners?

Do you remember these former stars who celebrated Sam Maguire glory?

Keane’s Ireland future looks bleak as FAI hold talks with Celtic over Duff

Stephen Kenny’s backroom team will not be announced until a sign-off is secured from Celtic while Keith Andrews prepares for life as Ireland assistant manager.

Rooney says footballers have been made 'scapegoats' with 30% cut demands

Now with Derby in the Championship, the 34-year-old has criticised UK health secretary Matt Hancock.

'I had to fight a bit harder... I sort of grew up despising the big private schools'

Connacht wing John Porch could have retired from rugby as an U20 player.

McHenry making step up with Munster after benefiting from AIL exposure

The 22-year-old centre has been excellent for Cork Con.

McKinley bunkered but buoyant with new skills on his mind more than new contract

The Italian international is holed up in Treviso and keeping his mind and body as busy as possible.

'Disgusted at the club' - Liverpool criticised for furloughing non-playing staff

The Premier League leaders are one of several clubs to take the measures.

Pasta and friendship, The Missing Olympics, and more of the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on, it’s that time of the week.

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.

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.

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.

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