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Yesterday’s News

Premier League stars launch #PlayersTogether fund to help NHS

Top-flight professionals had come under fire over the last week.

'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'

Freddie Pucciariello won two Heineken Cups and a Magners League with the southern province.

Real Madrid players accept up to 20% pay cut

Spanish football remains on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A friend recommends: Meath's Mickey Burke on Narcos, nutrition and Niall Quinn's book

The Royal County fan favourite didn’t discover Netflix until the country started to self-isolate.

Quiz: How well do you know the racing careers of Ted and Ruby Walsh?

It’s 20 years today since the pair were celebrating their Grand National win.

Semple Stadium's multi-million euro upgrade a 'long-term project' as Tipp to wait for funds

The county are planning a major upgrade of facilties in the Kinane Stand at the Thurles venue.

Quiz: How well do you remember the major sporting moments of 2006?

Test your memory to mark the launch of our new show, Really into Years.

Offaly GAA pay tribute after passing of coach who guided them to All-Ireland football final RIP

Offaly GAA pay tribute after passing of coach who guided them to All-Ireland football final

Fr Tom Scully coached Offaly in the decider against Kerry in 1969.

Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison, now on house arrest at luxury hotel

The iconic ex-footballer was jailed after using a fake passport to enter the country.

Athletics World Championships set for July 2022

Switching the Olympics to 2021 meant the worlds had to find a new slot.

'It's a pic I've been thinking about for 10 years': Behind the lens, 1km away, of an iconic supermoon image

James Crombie had some help getting his head around a massive mathematical problem before he could take an iconic photo.

'I want to win it this year. If that's not the case, I will accept. It's part of life' - Mane

Liverpool star Sadio Mane says he will understand if they’re denied the Premier League title.

Barry Hearn suffers minor heart attack

The well-known promoter underwent surgery yesterday, his son Eddie revealed.

'Gutted to see Mick go' but Connolly full of enthusiasm for Kenny era

The young Brighton attacker has been commenting on the Republic of Ireland’s managerial change.

Cork City put Turner's Cross naming rights up for sale

The SSE Airtricity League club is offering a number of commercial opportunities.

How the 'lowest moment' of his life shaped a future Ireland manager

Killian Brennan and Billy Dennehy recall playing under Stephen Kenny during a turbulent spell at Shamrock Rovers.

Harrington believes Ryder Cup shouldn't go ahead if fans are locked out

The Dubliner reckons the biennial match with the USA should be postponed if fans are ordered to stay away.

James McClean splashes his cash to keep children’s hospice in business

Irish international praised for his generosity after his secret donation was made public.

Gatland wants the Lions to face the All Blacks before South Africa tour

The former Wales boss will be head coach on a third Lions tour next year.

Former Tottenham and England striker Jimmy Greaves in hospital

Greaves is Spurs’ record goalscorer.

Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Tottenham issue warning after Mourinho and players seen training together in public

It appears a group broke the coronavirus social-distancing rules to train.

World Athletics suspends Olympic qualifying until December

Tokyo 2020 has been postponed until next summer due to Covid-19.

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year' Best Laid Plans This post contains videos

'This year, I took the year out of school to train for Tokyo... I think that will be the case again next year'

Irish Para swimmer Nicole Turner on life in lockdown, plans after deferring her Leaving Cert and fundraising for an important cause.

Fifa allows transfer window movement and extension to contracts amid football shutdown

Contracts covering the 2019/20 season in England are set to expire on 30 June.

Munster Rugby doctor joins frontline fight against Covid-19 as remote training continues

In addition to his role with the southern province, Dr Jamie Kearns has just returned to work at University Hospital Galway.

A friend recommends: Sarah Rowe on her favourite books and TV shows at the moment

The GAA and Aussie Rules star recommends Oprah Winfrey’s ‘What I Know For Sure’, James Smith’s ‘Not A Diet Book’ and some Disney+.

Show Mick McCarthy respect but not sympathy - this is the life he chose

Having already endured the Saipan fall-out, the last thing Mick McCarthy needed was another popularity contest, Mick versus Kenny coming 18 years after McCarthy versus Keane.

Covid-19 pandemic could cost Premier League at least £1 billion

The estimate was set out in a letter from chief executive Richard Masters.

Cork City Sports athletics meet - which attracts some top talent - postponed until 2021

The international meet has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Could this be Stephen Kenny's Ireland XI to face Slovakia?

The incoming manager will have some tricky decisions to make in the coming months.

'Clubs, leagues' could be wiped out as Sunderland the latest club to furlough playing staff

Talks are ongoing over Premier League players taking wage deferrals and cuts.

'Fans would come up and openly call me a b******s ' - The challenges of being an Irish manager in Ireland

Stephen Kenny is only the third Irish manager in almost 50 years to live in the country full-time. Eoin Hand and Brian Kerr talk to The42 about the unique pressures of being home-based.

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Craig Casey

The 20-year-old scrum-half will move onto a senior contract next season.

JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor postponed for 12 months due to Covid-19 crisis

The tournament will take place on 5-6 July 2021 at the same venue.

'Liverpool will win the title one way or another' - Uefa president Ceferin certain Reds will be champions

The Slovenian has dismissed the notion of Jurgen Klopp’s side missing out on the trophy if the 2019-20 season is voided.

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that' BTL

'I remember saying, 'Oh my God...even on a sinking ship he is doing things like that'

Kerry great Dara Ó Cinnéide is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

A British and Irish League? An aligned global calendar? Maybe...

Hannah Bowe of Esportif explains why rugby is on the ‘cusp of change.’

Rangers director suggests Celtic title would equate to ‘eight-and-a-half’ in a row

Alistair Johnston, the former Rangers chairman, says if Celtic are handed the title then there may be an asterisk in the history books.

Monday 6 April, 2020

Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

We’ve welcomed a huge number of new supporters over the past week.

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