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Today’s News

'We would struggle to get a team without Irish-based players' - Uncertainty for GAA club in New York NYC

'We would struggle to get a team without Irish-based players' - Uncertainty for GAA club in New York

Ray Gallagher of the Longford club explains how much they rely on Irish-based players to compete.

Bournemouth boss becomes first Premier League manager to take pay cut

Eddie Howe has been impacted as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc worldwide.

NFL playoffs expanding to 14 teams

Club owners have voted to add two more teams from next season.

7 big questions for Irish football as Uefa call off Slovakia play-off again

When is the game likely to be played? And what happens with the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan?

Organisers confirm cancellation of this year's Wimbledon

The grass-court Grand Slam event was previously only cancelled by world wars.

This year's Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals cancelled, National Hunt season closed

Horse Racing Ireland have announced the news after today’s board meeting.

Your support for The42 means more than ever

We’re committed to telling the story of Irish sport each day despite these uncertain times.

Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off in June shelved as FAI face manager contract dilemma

The rescheduled games have been postponed again today after Uefa’s conference call with its 55 member associations.

Quiz: How's your memory of the provinces' Champions Cup quarter-finals?

This is the week when our attention usually turns from Test rugby to the business end of the European

Cork star lands top gong as champions UCC lead the way in hurling Team of the Year

Shane Kingston has been named Player of the Year after his Fitzgibbon Cup brilliance.

'Frankly not comprehensible' - Eyes of the world on Belarusian football

The country’s Premier League season continues despite the global pandemic, which has seen the rest of world football shut down.

Earls to raffle Ireland jersey from historic win over All Blacks for children's charity

The Munster star is hoping to raise €15,000 for Barnardos Ireland.

'We can see how fragile rugby is... there's going to be a big readjustment'

Ex-Grenoble and Dragons boss Bernard Jackman isn’t surprised to see rugby struggling financially.

Virgin Media Sport to show over 12 hours of Liverpool's classic European games this weekend

This should help fill that sizeable void in our lives.

'We hope to see them back in Australia for another season' - North Melbourne leave the door open for Irish duo

Mayo star Aileen Gilroy and Galway All-Ireland finalist Mairéad Seoighe enjoyed their first campaign Down Under.

UFC champion Jones avoids jail time but vows to address 'unhealthy relationship with alcohol'

He reached a plea deal in his case for driving while intoxicated.

Padraig Harrington wants Ryder Cup to go ahead even if qualifying is shortened

Three-time major winner Harrington will captain Europe at Whistling Straits.

Six awards for All-Ireland club finalists Sarsfields and Slaughtneil as Team of the Year announced

The Provincial Player of the Year winners have also been named.

Louth GAA pay tribute after passing of All-Ireland winner from their last Sam Maguire success RIP

Louth GAA pay tribute after passing of All-Ireland winner from their last Sam Maguire success

Alfie Monk was part of the squad that defeated Cork in the 1957 decider.

New Zealand rugby slash salaries and make emergency grants with fears over huge losses in 2020

It has been warned the coronavirus pandemic could cost it up to NZ$100 million (US$60 million) in lost revenue.

Yesterday’s News

Former US Davis Cup captain Pat McEnroe tests positive for virus

The 53-year-old is the younger brother of seven-time Grand Slam singles champion John McEnroe

Ajax end contract of brain-damaged former player

The club intervened ahead of the 1 July date when the contract was due to renew for Abdelhak Nouri.

Isolated athletes especially prone to mental health risks, experts warn

The impact of the current pandemic is unprecedented, with sports stars sidelined worldwide.

The Ireland and Lions legend running a Top 14 club under house arrest

This may be the most surreal period of Jeremy Davidson’s career but the former Irish star has not lost his focus as rugby faces its biggest battle yet.

Spurs’ accounts show chairman received £3 million stadium bonus

It comes on the same day wages at Tottenham were cut by 20% for the next two months.

'Endless minutes of fear' - Aston Villa goalkeeper Reina reveals harrowing coronavirus fight

The shot-stopper, who is on loan from AC Milan, says he is only now starting to win his battle against Covid-19.

Uncertainty abounds but rugby has chance to change for the better

World Rugby, unions, leagues, and the players’ union have been involved in discussions.

'It said ‘I hope your kids get coronavirus' and 'I hope they die in a house fire’' - Patrick McClean defends brother James

The Ireland winger was fined two weeks’ wages by his club Stoke City last week for an ill-judged Instagram post.

'This is the year to go for an open Championship draw' - Jack Cooney

The Westmeath manager believes the GAA’s hand may be forced as the fixture planners try to come up with a solution to the current crisis.

Do you agree with our signing of the Premier League season?

It’s been a pretty underwhelming year, but a few signings have stood out.

‘This is like a war - Irish sport and the Irish economy will need a Marshall Plan’

Fianna Fáil sports spokesperson warns that it could be months before we see top-level sport again in Ireland.

Liverpool and Man United among five English club hit with European fines

Man City, Tottenham and Wolves have also been told to pay up because of various infringements in Uefa competitions.

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation Unite By Staying Apart This post contains videos

'The future of our people is in our hands' - 16 iconic Irish sports stars send rallying call to the nation

A powerful video and a clear message from some household names.

'I feel like my whole life has been in quarantine' - Taylor working from home ahead of new fight date

‘I said to my family: ‘You realise you’ve already been in isolation so much when you have to go into quarantine and nothing about your personal life changes.”

'I’m tired but then I think about what I see in the hospital' - Italy flanker vows to help until pandemic ends

Zebre back-rower Maxime Mbanda has volunteered to drive an ambulance with the Yellow Cross.

'They can look back with pride... their effort wasn't null and void'

Defending champions Cork Con ended an unbeaten season with 14 wins from 14 in the AIL.

'The doctor said 'have you still got that boot? Put it back on, your leg is still badly broken''

Niamh Briggs speaks to The42 about her recent injury setback.

This documentary on Michael Jordan and the Bulls looks good - and it's coming sooner than expected The Last Dance This post contains videos

This documentary on Michael Jordan and the Bulls looks good - and it's coming sooner than expected

‘The Last Dance’ will be available on Netflix from 20 April.

Celtic and Rangers fined by Uefa over Europa League incidents

The Old Firm clubs have been punished by European football’s governing body.

FAI introduce pay deferrals of up to 50% amid Covid-19 crisis

The scheme extends to all staff, including Mick McCarthy and his backroom team.

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