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Today’s News

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.

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

Can you recall the famous winners at Aintree?

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.

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.

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 burst into tears in front of her' - The Irish football coach who learned to live

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.

Yesterday’s News

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.’

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.

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