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Today’s News

Irish Open at Mount Juliet is postponed due to coronavirus

The tournament was scheduled to take place from 28-31 May.

Seamus Coleman donation to League of Ireland emergency fund helps total exceed €30,000

‘An incredible gesture from an incredible man and leader’ – Part of the statement from Integrity Sports, which represents James McClean and Enda Stevens.

'My mother realised I can’t be eating tins of biscuits' - Ex-Cork City defender McCarthy on being back home

The 21-year-old has been speaking about his experiences in the Scottish Premiership since joining St Mirren in January.

'They're mad to come in to us. It's sad but we're better off than most' - waiting to hug grandkids again

Richie Bennis speaks to The42 following the launch of his new book.

Survival kit – four ways to get your sporting fix today Hidden Gems This post contains videos

Survival kit – four ways to get your sporting fix today

If you are going stir crazy sitting at home without any sport to watch then the solution to your boredom is here.

Saunders has licence suspended while his promoter Hearn admits he was 'appalled' by video

Eddie Hearn slammed his fighter’s video which made light of domestic violence, saying: ‘It’s one step forward, four steps back with Billy Joe Saunders.’

Messi critical of Barca chiefs as he confirms players will take 70% pay cuts

His statement claims that figures within the club were putting pressures on the players to act.

Rescheduled Tokyo Olympics to take place from 23 July next year

The dates of the delayed Olympic and Paralympic Games have been announced.

Katie Taylor's blockbuster fight with seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano is off

Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the 2 May card in Manchester, which included Dillian Whyte versus Alexander Povetkin as the co-main event, has been postponed.

Liverpool fans can relax – November on agenda as Premier League's end date

Uefa mulling over four options before crunch talks this week – and will consider a lengthy delay to complete this campaign.

Connolly ankle rehab to last 'a few weeks' as uncertainty remains over Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off

‘All our efforts are on trying to make sure he gets the right amount and the correct rehab to make sure he comes back stronger,’ Brighton manager Graham Potter said.

Ireland's summer tour to Australia 'highly unlikely', concede Wallabies

Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle has suggested that the Wallabies could travel to Ireland instead later in the year.

Former Dublin hurler 'symptom free' and 'improving every day' after Covid-19 diagnosis

Michael Carton has been sharing his personal experience.

Jack Grealish mystery after Range Rover crashes into parked cars during lockdown

Less than 24 hours before the incident, the player launched a video appeal for people to stay at home.

Quiz: How well do you remember the Premier League 1993-94 season?

The second campaign saw Man United crowned champions.

Yesterday’s News

'I’m not someone to stay for the sake of it' - Kane not ruling out Spurs exit

The England captain’s current deal at the club runs until 2024.

'I was thrown off a horse onto a concrete path. I thought I was going to be paralysed'

David Brady is next up in the Laochra Gael hot seat.

The Armagh football and Superleague netball star working as a GP through the Covid-19 crisis

Caroline O’Hanlon tells The42 about working on the front line and not having time to think about missing sport.

England lock Ewels slams report suggesting Bath players revolted over pay cuts

Sunday’s edition of The Rugby Paper suggested Bath players were planning to reject the request.

Coe: Postponing Olympics saves athletes from mental turmoil

The World Athletics President believes the decision to postpone the Games had to be made.

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

Do you remember the victors from a brilliant hurling decade?

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Song to launch action over sacking in wage dispute

FC Sion announced they had dismissed Song and eight others for not agreeing to the terms of a pay-cut amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Shevchenko sees similarities between pandemic and Chernobyl disaster

The Ukraine coach sees similarities between the present crisis and the disaster that beset his country in 1986.

Billy Joe Saunders says sorry for clip giving 'advice' on hitting women

The 30-year-old was subject to intense criticism for his comments.

Premier League committed to finishing current season, says West Ham boss

Contrary to recent reports, Karren Brady says clubs are committed to restarting the present season, even if it means running into late summer.

A trip to Croke Park like none before, escaping escapism and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Barney Ronay feels the spirit of George Orwell’s post-plague vision.

'The debris was just around me...it was targeted at me as I was a woman on the pitch'

In 2001, a handful of Irish women made history by becoming the first to attend a football match in Iran in more than 20 years. They tell their story to The42.

Fights in the showers, porn on the bus and winners on the pitch - How Shels made Double history in 2000

Pat Scully, Paul Doolin, Richie Baker, Dave Campbell and Alan Mathews reveal all about the team that started a dynasty in Drumcondra.

'It was like living in Las Vegas' - the Dubliner, the Bundesliga and clubbing with Pat Kenny in Berlin

Alan Clarke moved to Germany in the early 1980s after a spell at Leeds United didn’t work out. But that’s only a tiny part of a remarkable story.

Saturday 28 March, 2020

Football ploughs on in Belarus, where the president has described the coronavirus as a 'psychosis'

The Belarusian Premier League, like the country’s tractors, continues to operate undeterred.

Tajikistan, the last place on Earth where professional basketball is still being played

It’s unlikely that the Central Asian nation’s Primary League can continue to beat the buzzer for much longer.

Juventus players and manager Sarri agree to forego wages for four months

The move will save the Serie A champions €90m.

The Dagenham Yanks, Christy Ring's role in Charlton Athletic's history, and 100 years of London's McCurtains

Founded in the wake of Cork Lord Mayor Tomás Mac Curtain’s murder at the hands of the RIC, the club once played Christy Ring and Cork’s three-in-a-row winners in front of 10,000 fans, including the mayor and mayoress of Dagenham.

Hearn to donate 200 tickets for every boxing show to UK's NHS workers

For a year after boxing resumes, 200 tickets for every Matchroom show will be reserved for NHS staff, who will be able to attend for free.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of these nemeses of the Irish football team

We apologise in advance for dragging up some bad memories.

Rashford rehabbing at home and nearing full fitness ahead of prospective season run-in

He has been out since mid-January but Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford says he is edging closer to a return to training.

Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly passes away aged 44 RIP

Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly passes away aged 44

A scorer for the Rossies during their 2001 Connacht final triumph against Mayo, Connelly leaves behind his wife and three children.

Leinster's unbeaten bid now carries an asterisk, whatever way the season unfolds

Leo Cullen’s side were in sensational form as they amassed an incredible 21 straight wins. But the postponed season means the achievement will be a qualified success.

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