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#Return to Play

# return-to-play - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

GAA U20 and minor county sides can return to training from next Monday
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GAA U20 and minor county sides can return to training from next Monday

Wed 3:18 PM 3,821 Views 0 Comments

There are still underage inter-county competitions to be finished from the 2020 season.

# return-to-play - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Outdoor team sports training can resume on 10 May and matches without spectators from 7 June
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Outdoor team sports training can resume on 10 May and matches without spectators from 7 June

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 6:23 PM 15,929 Views 6 Comments

Gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will also be able to reopen their doors on 7 June,

# return-to-play - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

GAA hopeful that adult club training will resume in May
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GAA hopeful that adult club training will resume in May

Apr 7th 2021, 4:42 PM 8,773 Views 1 Comment

The GAA’s 2021 club and county roadmap is set to be published tomorrow.

# return-to-play - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April
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GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 6:31 PM 19,948 Views 53 Comments

The Government announced the latest on the easing of restrictions this evening.

# return-to-play - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Football's concussion protocols 'a shambles,' says brain injury expert
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Football's concussion protocols 'a shambles,' says brain injury expert

Mar 9th 2021, 6:38 PM 2,591 Views 1 Comment

Professor Willie Stewart also says that there is a lack of research in head impacts in women’s sport.

# return-to-play - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season
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Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season

Feb 23rd 2021, 9:58 PM 29,380 Views 9 Comments

Inter-county training is unlikely to resume until after 5 April.

# return-to-play - Monday 20 July, 2020

Connacht and Ulster players cleared for contact training
# Negatives
# Negatives

Connacht and Ulster players cleared for contact training

Jul 20th 2020, 4:23 PM 3,406 Views 0 Comments

Munster and Leinster will undergo a second round of testing in the weeks ahead.

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

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

Jul 3rd 2020, 8:40 PM 6,618 Views 6 Comments

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

Jul 1st 2020, 10:22 PM 18,088 Views 15 Comments

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
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16 NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19

Jun 26th 2020, 8:38 PM 6,490 Views 4 Comments

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

Jun 24th 2020, 6:55 PM 1,480 Views 0 Comments

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
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GAA pitches to open for training from next Wednesday

Jun 20th 2020, 3:44 PM 18,472 Views 7 Comments

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
# Fast Track
# Fast Track

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

Jun 19th 2020, 8:55 PM 8,804 Views 10 Comments

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

Jun 16th 2020, 7:31 PM 5,684 Views 22 Comments

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
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Derry City unconvinced by finances of FAI's restart plan

Jun 15th 2020, 10:35 AM 2,022 Views 0 Comments

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
# Roadmap
# Roadmap

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

Jun 10th 2020, 5:56 PM 5,818 Views 0 Comments

Small groups can train on pitches from 29 June.

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

Jun 10th 2020, 10:14 AM 5,597 Views 2 Comments

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
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# Game On

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

Jun 9th 2020, 11:27 AM 2,961 Views 0 Comments

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

Jun 8th 2020, 10:43 AM 4,316 Views 3 Comments

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

Updated Jun 4th 2020, 8:19 PM 14,088 Views 14 Comments

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

May 25th 2020, 9:52 PM 4,055 Views 0 Comments

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

Updated May 23rd 2020, 12:08 PM 33,378 Views 77 Comments

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

May 21st 2020, 7:03 PM 3,189 Views 4 Comments

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

May 21st 2020, 11:16 AM 1,779 Views 0 Comments

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
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Premier League clubs approve plans to return to training

May 18th 2020, 2:48 PM 4,023 Views 28 Comments

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

May 17th 2020, 3:51 PM 4,685 Views 4 Comments

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
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# Das Reboot

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

Updated May 13th 2020, 8:02 PM 15,887 Views 21 Comments

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

May 12th 2020, 10:01 PM 4,676 Views 9 Comments

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
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# Statement

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

May 11th 2020, 10:18 PM 3,107 Views 2 Comments

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

May 11th 2020, 9:53 AM 2,009 Views 0 Comments

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

May 6th 2020, 5:03 PM 6,707 Views 29 Comments

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
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LeBron: Lakers ready to play despite call to cancel NBA

May 1st 2020, 8:56 AM 3,272 Views 0 Comments

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

Apr 30th 2020, 8:39 AM 6,002 Views 13 Comments

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
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GAA president says championships could be pushed into 2021

Apr 27th 2020, 1:07 PM 25,720 Views 47 Comments

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

Apr 24th 2020, 5:32 PM 14,177 Views 16 Comments

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

Oct 18th 2019, 8:39 AM 3,841 Views 7 Comments

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

Feb 1st 2018, 6:45 AM 6,072 Views 1 Comment

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
# Head Injuries
# Head Injuries

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

Nov 23rd 2014, 7:21 PM 7,917 Views 1 Comment

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