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Here is all the sport that has been postponed

Thursday 12 March will be remembered as the day when sport got shut down.

Ireland's game with Slovakia is now in doubt along with many other sporting fixtures.
Ireland's game with Slovakia is now in doubt along with many other sporting fixtures.
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Updated Mar 12th 2020, 9:33 PM

ON A DRAMATIC day, the following decisions turned today into shutdown Thursday.

1: Irish government wants a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people until 29 March.

2: Slovak FA send request to postpone Ireland’s Euro play-off game in Bratislava.

3: Spanish football authorities have suspended all games in La Liga for two weeks.

4: The NBA suspended its basketball programme until further notice.

5: The GAA calls off all its games – inter-county, club, camogie and ladies football – until 29 March.

6. The Association of Tennis Professionals [ATP] has announced a six-week suspension of the men’s professional tour.

7. Dutch football authorities have announced a suspension until 31 March.

8. Major League Soccer has confirmed a suspension of its season for 30 days.

9: Cricket Ireland have postponed all their training sessions under 29 March before deciding whether to proceed with their tour to Zimbabwe. All training and schools programmes have also been postponed.

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10: The Portuguese suspended all Primeira Liga has suspended all games and training indefinitely.

11: Manchester City’s second-leg Champions League tie against Real Madrid, scheduled for St Patrick’s Day has been postponed. Juventus versus Lyon was also postponed this afternoon.

12: The Pro14 has been suspended. “Resumption of the 2019/20 season will now become a matter of constant review,” the organisation said in a statement. IRFU has also confirmed that all domestic rugby has also been suspended until 29 March.

13: Horse Racing Ireland announced that all racing in Ireland will take place behind closed doors up until 29 March.

14: The PGA Tour announced Thursday afternoon that it would continue to contest events – however without fans. The ban begins on Friday of The Players Championship and runs through the Valero Texas Open, which leads into the Masters Tournament.

15: The FAI have also announced all domestic games are suspended until 29 March.

Prior to today, other main sporting events to have been postponed or cancelled include

  • Ireland’s Six Nations games against Italy and France
  • England’s Six Nations fixture in Rome against Italy
  • Serie A fixtures until 3 April
  • The Hong Kong, Rome and Paris marathons
  • Pro14 fixtures – Benetton v Ulster on 29 February
  • Munster v Benetton 27 March
  • Connacht v Zebre 4 April
  • Benetton v Munster 4 April
  • Last night’s Premier League game between Man City v Arsenal 
  • Tonight’s Inter v Getafe and Sevilla v Roma Europa League games
  • World Athletics Indoor Championships scheduled for this weekend have been postponed until March 2021
  • Tennis’ Xi’an Open, Kunming Open, Fed Cup finals and play-offs and Indian Wells tournament
  • Golf’s Magical Kenya Open, Hero Indian Open (New Delhi, March 19-22); Maybank Championship (Malaysia, April 16-19); Volvo China Open (Shenzhen, April 23-26): and Czech Masters (August 23-26).

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