# footballers

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# Setback
Kerry U20 footballers hit by Covid-19 case a day before All-Ireland semi-final
A number of the player’s team-mates are also now self-isolating, with tomorrow’s last-four tie against Galway set to go ahead.
# issue
Study finds footballers 3.5 times more likely to die from brain trauma
The investigation was led by consultant neuropathologist Dr Willie Stewart of Glasgow University.
# Trailblazers
Young girls playing football are breaking cultural barriers in Palestine
Women’s football has grown since the first female Palestinian team was formed in 2009.
# Dementia
Footballers more likely to get brain damage from blows to the head - study
The researchers looked at 14 retired players who had started playing and heading the ball in childhood or their early teens.
# Review
Player ratings: How Ireland's footballers fared for their clubs this season
There were mixed fortunes for the Boys in Green at domestic level this year.
# Reaction
Kilkenny chairman apologises after minor footballers' 71-point loss
Ned Quinn admits he has to take “overall responsibility” for the embarrasing result.
# Prostitution
Dutch prostitutes want same retirement perks as professional footballers
They want the same perks because they ‘both do a difficult physical job that they cannot do their whole life’.
# Your Say
Poll: Should sports stars be punished for what they say on Twitter?
A number of sports stars have faced fines and suspensions from sporting authorities for comments made on Twitter but should they?
# Going Viral
YouTube Top 10: because footballers can be trolls too
Featuring a man dressed as a horse, the brutal side of lacrosse and one the most unsportsmanlike pieces of behaviour you’ll ever see.