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Today’s News

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.

Yesterday’s News

'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.’

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

Who has disappointed you this season?

'I've seen plenty of guys being spat out of the game because of that'

Former Ulster and Ireland U20s hooker Niall Annett is now well settled with Worcester Warriors.

'All she cares about is when she sees you on the pitch, you can hear her going 'Dada''

Ian Keatley doesn’t need sports psychology tools right now, his family keep him firmly grounded in the here and now.

Poll: What should the FAI do about the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan? Fantasy FAI This post contains a poll

Poll: What should the FAI do about the McCarthy/Kenny succession plan?

Let’s play Fantasy FAI Board – if you had the power to resolve the current situation, what would you do?

Connacht need a unit at eight, and Jasper Wiese might fit the bill

‘That’s the one area of the squad that you could say they probably need to go foreign and bring somebody in of a different profile,’ said Bernard Jackman.

'If people are worried, you try to put their mind at ease' - Kerry footballer on life as a pharmacist

Work in the family pharmacy in Killorglin takes precedence now for Kerry player Peter Crowley.

Belgian Pro League set to become first in Europe to cancel remainder of season and name champions

The decision is set to be formally validated at a General Assembly on 15 April, meaning Club Brugge would be declared champions.

Quiz: How much do you know about the career of Shane Lowry?

As he celebrates his birthday, let’s test your knowledge of the 2019 Open champion.

Official: Newcastle will replace relegated Saracens in the Premiership

The Falcons had won 15 games from 15 in the Championship before it was cancelled.

Monaghan forward takes top award as champions DCU clinch six places on Football Team of the Year

David Garland was honoured with the Footballer of the Year gong.

'We talked about it being a one campaign thing' - Sexton says captaincy may be reviewed due to disrupted season

Johnny Sexton discussed his Ireland captaincy, dealing with critisicm, and how he is staying fit during the lockdown.

'Put yourself in my shoes': Khabib won't break quarantine to fight at UFC 249

UFC president Dana White has repeatedly announced his intention to stage the show.

Woods/Manning vs Mickelson/Brady? Athletes in talks over TV golf showdown next month

Two-v-two match would raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts.

Eddie Jones agrees new England deal until 2023 Rugby World Cup

Jones wants his side to be remembered as “the greatest team the game has ever seen”.

Women’s Euro 2021 set to be moved back to 2022

Ireland WNT’s upcoming qualifiers against Germany and Ukraine have also been postponed.

World Rugby aims to stamp out side entry and players off feet at breakdown

The governing body wants referees to clamp down on side entry and players diving off their feet.

'There are players who to this day struggle to cope with the defeat'

In this extract from ‘Behind the Lions,’ the gut-wrenching 2009 loss is recalled.

'We're not the heroes. The heroes are the people that are putting their lives on the line for us'

Leona Maguire on life in Cavan through the Covid-19 crisis, her much-changed schedule, and perspective.

Wednesday 1 April, 2020

TV Wrap - Sunderland 'Til I Die is the show we want, if not the show we need right now On The Box This post contains videos

TV Wrap - Sunderland 'Til I Die is the show we want, if not the show we need right now

The second series of the fly-on-the-wall documentary has been released on Netflix.

Premier League accused of 'moral vacuum' as clubs cut staff wages

MP Julian Knight says it “sticks in the throat” that footballers are earning huge salaries while non-playing staff are hit in the pocket.

Federer 'devastated' at Wimbledon cancellation

Tennis stars have reacted with dismay to the news that Wimbledon has been cancelled for 2020.

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?

Here's how Connacht are making the best of training from home WFH

Here's how Connacht are making the best of training from home

The province’s head of athletic performance, David Howarth, explains the new norm.

'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.

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.

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