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# confirmed - Thursday 25 June, 2020

New dates announced for completion of 2019/20 Champions Cup season

The 2020/21 season of European rugby is now due to start on 11/12/13 December.

# confirmed - Friday 5 June, 2020

From Pandemic payments to continue until August, with reduced PUP for part-time workers from 29 June CONFIRMED

# confirmed - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

From Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world Tally

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world

The country has 232,243 cases, surpassing the UK and Spain.

Will Addison and Jordi Murphy sign new contracts to stay with Ulster

Dan McFarland has confirmed his 43-man senior squad for next season.

# confirmed - Monday 16 March, 2020

Leinster and Ulster's Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed

The European club season has been suspended.

# confirmed - Sunday 15 March, 2020

From Coronavirus: 40 new cases confirmed in Ireland bringing total number to 169 CONFIRMED

Coronavirus: 40 new cases confirmed in Ireland bringing total number to 169

There are now 214 cases on the island of Ireland.

# confirmed - Friday 13 March, 2020

Wales v Scotland in the Six Nations is now OFF after late change of mind

Earlier, the WRU had said the game would go ahead but sense has finally prevailed.

Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus

The Premier League is due to hold an emergency meeting today.

# confirmed - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Pro14 suspended indefinitely as Irish domestic rugby also postponed

The moves have been made in a bid to slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Wales and Scotland make changes for clash that's still scheduled to go ahead

The Six Nations fixture is due to take place in Cardiff on Saturday.

# confirmed - Monday 9 March, 2020

Ireland's Six Nations clash with France in Paris has been postponed

The decision has been made due to fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

# confirmed - Monday 2 March, 2020

GAA announce re-fixture details for postponed league games and new date for hurling final

The Division 1 hurling decider will now take place on the same weekend of the football finals.

# confirmed - Thursday 13 February, 2020

UFC to return to Dublin this August

The organisation will end a five-year Irish absence when it returns to the 3Arena on 15 August.

# confirmed - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Deegan set for Ireland debut off bench as O'Mahony and Henshaw start

Garry Ringrose and Caelan Doris miss out on the clash against Wales due to injury.

# confirmed - Thursday 21 November, 2019

# confirmed - Friday 15 November, 2019

Earls back for Munster as Loughman gets start at loosehead against Ospreys

Tadhg Beirne is set for his first appearance of the season off the bench in Wales.

# confirmed - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Sinckler and May passed fit as Jones names unchanged England XV

Ben Spencer has replaced Willi Heinz on the bench in the only change to the matchday 23.

# confirmed - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Jérôme Garcès will ref the World Cup final between England and the Boks

The 46-year-old will be the first Frenchman to adjudicate a World Cup decider.

# confirmed - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Kearney and O'Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s starting XV has 886 caps worth of Test rugby experience.

# confirmed - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Nigel Owens appointed to referee Ireland's clash with the All Blacks

Angus Gardner and Pascal Guazere will be on the sidelines for the clash in Tokyo.

# confirmed - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Ireland to face favourites New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

Joe Schmidt’s side will take on the number one team in the world in Tokyo next Saturday.

# confirmed - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Larmour and Beirne start as Henshaw makes injury comeback in Ireland XV

Joe Schmidt has made 12 personnel changes for his side’s Pool A clash with Samoa on Saturday.

# confirmed - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Johnny Sexton named captain as Ireland make 11 changes for Russia clash

Bundee Aki is also back as Joe Schmidt rings the changes.

# confirmed - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Confirmed: Jordi Murphy replaces Jack Conan in Ireland's World Cup squad

The Ulster back row will arrive in Japan today.

# confirmed - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Jack Carty starts at 10 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls make returns

The Connacht out-half has been handed his second Test start against Japan.

# confirmed - Friday 20 September, 2019

Larmour at 15 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls ruled out of Scotland clash

Andrew Conway gets the nod on the right wing for Joe Schmidt’s side.

# confirmed - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Paul Galvin ratified as new Wexford football manager

Galvin takes charge of a county team for the first time.

# confirmed - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Nate Diaz versus Jorge Masvidal to headline UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden

UFC President Dana White confirmed the pair will meet in New York at the start of November.

# confirmed - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson miss out as Scotland name squad for Japan

Forwards Josh Strauss, Matt Fagerson and Magnus Bradbury have also been omitted.

# confirmed - Monday 2 September, 2019

Devin Toner left out as Schmidt confirms Ireland's World Cup squad

Jean Kleyn will travel as one of the second row options, while Munster’s Chris Farrell is included.

# confirmed - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Gatland hands out two debuts in experimental Wales team to face Ireland

Saturday will be the head coach’s final game in charge in Cardiff.

# confirmed - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Byrne starts at 10 as Schmidt recalls Ireland's big guns for England

The Leinster man will get his first Test start at Twickenham on Saturday.

# confirmed - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

England to host Ireland in three-match ODI series in 2020

The newly announced ODIs form part of Ireland’s involvement in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

# confirmed - Thursday 15 August, 2019

From Mike Pence will back the Good Friday Agreement when he visits Ireland next month He's Coming

Mike Pence will back the Good Friday Agreement when he visits Ireland next month

The US Vice President was invited to visit by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar when they met in Washington in March.

# confirmed - Friday 9 August, 2019

Saudi Arabia chosen to host Ruiz Jr versus Joshua rematch in December

The pair will face off for the second time on Saturday 7 December.

# confirmed - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Milan announce deal to sign €35m Portuguese forward

20-year-old Rafael Leao joins the Rossoneri after one season in France with Lille.

# confirmed - Friday 7 June, 2019

Man United make first summer signing with capture of James

The pacy Welsh winger arrives from Championship club Swansea for an initial £15 million.

# confirmed - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

UFC announce September title defence for lightweight champion Khabib

The undefeated Russian will take on interim title-holder Dustin Poirier in a unification bout in Abu Dhabi.

# confirmed - Friday 31 May, 2019

Inter announce former Chelsea boss as Spalletti's successor

Antonio Conte will return to coaching in Serie A after being announced as the man to take over at Inter

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