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Michael Corry

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Horse Racing To Be Suspended As Varadkar Calls For Total Shutdown

Horse racing in Ireland is set to be suspended after Leo Varadkar called for a shutdown on all sports, even those being played behind closed doors. Addressing the nation this afternoon, the Taoiseach said that all sporting events, including those behind closed doors must cease immediately as part of new measures implemented to help slow the spread of Covid-19. High …

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Seamus Coleman Donates Large Sum To Help Feed Frontline Workers

Seamus Coleman has granted a huge sum of money to a support group looking for donations in order to help Ireland’s frontline workers amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Ireland captain made a €20,000 donation to ‘Feed the Heroes,’ a voluntary group whose gofundme efforts started with a €250 target before gaining legs and rising to over €300,000 in the last …

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Cork City To Stop Paying Players Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Cork City have taken the decision to stop paying their players and staff from next week onwards due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sweeping the nation.  The League of Ireland club announced today that they would cease all payments after this week as they would not be in a position to pay anyone due to the league having been shut …

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Quiz: Name The Last 12 Irish Footballers To Play For Liverpool

After spending the best part of a decade in the wilderness, Liverpool have reannounced themselves as a force in world football once again.  Back-to-back Champions League finals, including one win, coupled with a dominant Premier League run that saw them six points from lifting the trophy until the Covid-19 outbreak called a halt to this season’s campaign. Liverpool are once …

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Quiz: Name This GAA All-Star Team Containing Just Three Counties

Earlier this week, we asked you to name the GAA Gaelic Football All-Star recipients for 2010.  The award winners from ten years ago are unique in that eight different counties were represented in the final 15, the highest proportion of representation in the 21st century. But what year was the lowest? Well, you only have to go back a further …

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John Treacy: Olympics Decision Needs To Come Sooner Rather Than Later

Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy has called upon the IOC to look at postponing the Olympic Games in Tokyo beyond this summer. With concerns increasing every day surrounding the coronavirus crisis, the IOC said on Tuesday there was no need for “any drastic decisions at this stage”. The four-time Olympian and former Marathon silver-medalist described the uncertainty around qualification as …

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IRFU Agree Payment Deferral Model With Four Provinces

The IRFU along with the four provinces have agreed on a payment deferral model for all employees amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. According to Sky Sports, pay deferrals ranging from 10 to 50 per cent will come into effect in April where it will remain under constant review of the IRFU, as well as each province, financial situation. The IRFU is …

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Jack McCaffrey Shares Important Information On Covid-19 Pandemic

With the ongoing global pandemic causing disruption to daily life around the world, many are living in fear that they may contract Covid-19 and thus spread it onto others, particularly, the elder members of their family. As the nation carries out guidelines set down by the HSE to limit contact with others and continually wash your hands, people are doing …

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“I Definitely Won’t Rule It Out Because I Miss Home”

Simon Zebo has said he still harbours ambitions to add to his 35 international rugby caps but will hold no grudges if it never comes to fruition. Zebo’s last appearance for Ireland came almost three years ago when he started at full-back in their summer tour of Japan. However, after leaving Munster in 2018 for pastures new with Racing 92, …

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GAA Confirm New York Championship Opener Postponed

The GAA have today confirmed that the start of this year’s All-Ireland senior football championship has been suspended following the ongoing global pandemic.  The association confirmed that the Connacht senior football championship clash between New York and Galway has been postponed. The game was due to take place in Gaelic Park, New York on May, 3, however, due to the …

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Former Dublin Hurler In Hospital After Contracting Covid-19

Mick Carton is in hospital after contracting Covid-19 and he has been sharing his experience of the virus. The former Dublin hurler has warned of the symptoms to look out for. The O’Tooles’ club man detailed how he entered self-isolation after experiencing flu-like symptoms, which were later confirmed to be the Coronavirus. He urged people self-isolating at home to keep …

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Mayo GAA Suspend Club Levy Payments For Two Months

The Mayo county board have announced a two-month suspension on levy payments for all clubs due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Last week, the GAA announced a suspension on all sporting-related activity for both clubs and counties until March 29, however, it is thought this may be extended well into April given the severity of the virus sweeping through the …

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EPCR Confirm Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Have Been Postponed

The EPCR have confirmed that this season’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed.  The news comes as no surprise and was expected following the ongoing spread of COVID-19 which continues to spread across the globe. The organisation confirmed that the decision was made following a conference call today and that the eight games will be postponed with the entire …

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