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#Return to Play

# return-to-play - Friday 3 July, 2020

GAA prepared to punish teams who break inter-county training rules

Clubs and county boards are encouraged to report any teams who train ahead of 14 September start date.

# return-to-play - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

LOI restart saga takes another twist as Premier clubs call for investigation into relegation decision

The FAI board will now review the restarted league format that they announced yesterday.

# return-to-play - Friday 26 June, 2020

16 NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19

The 2019-20 season is due to resume in a “bubble” quarantine setting next month.

# return-to-play - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Should inter-county action be first to come back in camogie and Ladies football?

WGPA chairperson Maria Kinsella says there is an argument to play inter-county games first.

# return-to-play - Saturday 20 June, 2020

GAA pitches to open for training from next Wednesday

Contact training and challenge games will be allowed from 29 June.

# return-to-play - Friday 19 June, 2020

GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement

A review of the GAA’s plans will take place over the weekend.

# return-to-play - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

IRFU to begin Covid-19 testing with Leinster and Munster setups set to return next week

Connacht and Ulster are scheduled to return on 29 June.

# return-to-play - Monday 15 June, 2020

Derry City unconvinced by finances of FAI's restart plan

The club say their decision to retain players and staff on full pay has not been properly recognised.

# return-to-play - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

GAA set to launch their Covid-19 education programme for clubs ahead of return to action

Small groups can train on pitches from 29 June.

Cork GAA set to live stream club games as they outline plans for championship

No final decision will be made on structures until Croke Park confirm the inter-county championship programme.

# return-to-play - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

FAI publish guide for all football clubs ahead of return to training on Monday

Every club must appoint a compliance officer.

# return-to-play - Monday 8 June, 2020

Ulster look for green light from NI Executive as part of IRFU inter-pro plans

The four provinces are hoping to return to action on 22/23 August at the Aviva Stadium.

# return-to-play - Thursday 4 June, 2020

FAI accept Bohemians' apology over breach of training guidelines during Covid-19 pandemic

The club have been following government advice rather than the FAI’s by returning to training in small groups.

# return-to-play - Monday 25 May, 2020

Seville derby the likely opener as La Liga sets the date for its return

Spanish football is likely to resume within a fortnight.

# return-to-play - Saturday 23 May, 2020

'We're spending tomorrow's money today in order to keep afloat'

IRFU CEO Philip Browne has warned that the union needs international games to return urgently.

# return-to-play - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Supporters split on prospect of behind-closed-doors LOI games

A survey found a slight majority in favour of games happening in empty grounds.

Mixed news for Irish abroad as Women's Bundesliga sets return date but English top-flight in doubt

Three Irish internationals play their football in Germany while 12 stars are on the books across the water.

# return-to-play - Monday 18 May, 2020

Premier League clubs approve plans to return to training

Players will go back to work from tomorrow, although contact training won’t be permitted.

# return-to-play - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Two Parma players test positive for Covid-19 in blow for Serie A's hopes for a return

Clubs are in disagreement with the government over protocols ahead of a slated return on 13 June.

# return-to-play - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Socially-distanced buses and elbow bumps - How German football will look on its return this weekend

The Bundesliga has introduced a range of different measures to ensure its return to action this weekend.

# return-to-play - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Daily temperature checks, twice-weekly coronavirus tests: PL issues training protocols to clubs - report

Clubs have been informed of the measures they must take ahead of a possible return to training next week.

# return-to-play - Monday 11 May, 2020

FAI seeks Government advice on return to play protocols for amateur adult and underage games

The association’s Steering Group has highlighted three key areas which have been submitted to Government officials.

La Liga chief wants restart by 12 June despite eight new positive tests

Javier Tebas admits the league’s return is guided by public health advice, but the numbers of positive tests so far are lower than anticipated.

# return-to-play - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Aston Villa the latest club to oppose finishing Premier League at neutral grounds

Those in danger of relegation are understood to be willing to compromise on home advantage to complete the season.

# return-to-play - Friday 1 May, 2020

LeBron: Lakers ready to play despite call to cancel NBA

The Lakers superstar refuted claims the season would be scrapped.

# return-to-play - Thursday 30 April, 2020

GPA insist they will not allow health and safety of players to be put 'at undue risk'

GPA chief Paul Flynn admits there may not be any championship action in 2020.

# return-to-play - Monday 27 April, 2020

GAA president says championships could be pushed into 2021

John Horan also said the club game will be prioritised once games resume.

# return-to-play - Friday 24 April, 2020

'Trickier' for contact sports to return immediately after lockdown - Sport Ireland chief Treacy

Non-contact, outdoor sports will be the ‘priority’ once the government eases restrictions.

# return-to-play - Friday 18 October, 2019

Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France

Jonathan Davies was also named in Warren Gatland’s XV after shaking off a knee problem.

# return-to-play - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Star forward back in the frame for Na Piarsaigh's All-Ireland club semi-final after knee injury

Shane Dowling missed their Munster club winning campaign.

# return-to-play - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Sexton, Kearney and D'Arcy all set for return-to-play protocols

Conor Murray also underwent a Head Injury Assessment during the clash with Australia yesterday.