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Life In Cyprus Under Lockdown; “It’s Scary Not Knowing When It Will End”

For footballers across the world, these are trying times indeed, as sport and society do their best to cope with the ramifications of the coronavirus outbreak. The virus has swept across Europe and suspended virtually all major sporting leagues, with life in many cities coming to a standstill as phrases like ‘social distancing’ and ‘self-isolation’ become commonplace in our vocabulary. …

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Former Ireland Team Doctor Has Reportedly Rejected Liverpool To Remain With Arsenal

With all football-related activity suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, the most unusual of transfer stories has come to light involving Arsenal doctor Dr Gary O’Driscoll.  O’Driscoll has strong links to Ireland and Irish sport – both his father, Barry and cousin, Brian, represented the Irish rugby team. As well as this, O’Driscoll spent six years as the Irish rugby …

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Football Reportedly Braced For Complete Shutdown Until September

Football authorities across Europe are reportedly bracing themselves for a complete shutdown of the game until September following the outbreak and effects of the coronavirus. All of Europe’s football’s major leagues, as well as the Champions League and the Europa League, have been suspended with the English leagues postponed until April 3rd at the earliest. According to Miguel Delaney and …

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“The Majority Of Clubs Would Be In Trouble After A Couple of Weeks”

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“Financially, it’ll be a huge pressure on the clubs and then obviously there’ll be pressure on fixtures down the road.” League of Ireland clubs could face a massive financial strain and an uncertain future should the Coronavirus [Covid-19] shutdown last beyond the next couple of weeks. The FAI have announced that all football activity that comes under their jurisdiction will …

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Waterford FC First Club To Suspend Training Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Waterford FC have become the first League of Ireland club to suspend training amidst the COVID-19 outbreak which has seen sport postponed across the world. The Football Association of Ireland followed in the footsteps of the likes of the IRFU and the GAA in announcing the cancellation of all football under it’s jurisdiction on Thursday. The statement released had no …

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Neil Lennon: Celtic Have Played Over 30 Games, We Should Be Declared Champions

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has stated that he believes his side should be declared champions if the Scottish Premiership is cancelled for the season following the coronavirus outbreak. The SPFL and the SFA announced on Friday that all games would be postponed “until further notice” following in the footsteps of almost all European leagues in doing so. Celtic had been …

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Irish FA Suspends All Northern Ireland Football Activity

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The Irish FA has followed suit and postponed all football matches until April, 4 after both the UK and Ireland suspended all related activities.  Earlier in the week, Linfield’s NIFL Premiership clash with Larne was cancelled following confirmation that a Blues player had tested positive for coronavirus. No affiliated football will be played in Northern Ireland until April 4th 👉 …

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Declan Devine Confirms Derry City Have Gone Into Lockdown

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Derry City boss Declan Devine has welcomed the FAI’s decision to immediately postpone all League of Ireland games following Leo Varadkar’s call for outdoor gatherings of more than 500 to be banned following the COVID-19 outbreak. While located in the north of Ireland, which as of yet, has not gone into lockdown, Devine has said that the club will back …

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Premier League Suspend Season As Uefa Postpone Upcoming Games

The Premier League have suspended the season until at least April 3. The EFL have done likewise, while Uefa have suspended this week’s Champions League and Europa League ties. The announcements were made on Friday morning as the spread of COVID-19 accelerates throughout Europe. BREAKING: Premier League and EFL look set to announce both will be suspended until at least …

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FAI Suspend All Football Activities Until March 29 Due To Covid-19

The FAI have suspended all football activities until March 29 due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. It comes amid a number of announcements by various Irish sporting bodies cancelling all activities for a minimum period of two weeks. This afternoon, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed a number of measures will be put in place to try and slow …

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UEFA Reportedly Set To Postpone Euros Until 2021; Suspend CL & EL

UEFA are reportedly set to postpone the upcoming European Championships set for this summer, until 2021 following the coronavirus outbreak. According to a report in French publication L’Equipe, the sport’s governing body will announce the postponement of the international tournament until 2021 in addition to the suspension of both the Champions League and the Europa League. UEFA announced on Thursday …

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