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FAI Ask Staff To Defer Wages For April Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The FAI have announced that they have asked their staff to defer wages for April in a bid to ease the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis. The Association intend to implement a tiered pay deferral scheme for all employees to come into effect in April, with the staff being informed of the decision on Tuesday morning. The deferrals will …

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Eight West Ham Players In Isolation After Showing Covid-19 Symptoms

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West Ham United have placed eight players in self-isolation after displaying symptoms of the coronavirus according to Karren Brady the club’s vice-chairperson.  The East-London side are the latest Premier League outfit to be affected by the ongoing pandemic after Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi contracted the virus as well as several unnamed Leicester City players. Speaking …

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Leona Maguire On Social Distancing And Going Back To Golfing Basics

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One saving grace for Leona Maguire is that she lives in the countryside.  Surrounded by fields and nature, it’s easy to avoid people outside her immediate family and social distancing isn’t an issue. It also means that she can hit golf balls to her heart’s content without disturbing anyone else. “We’ve a field out the back so I’ve been hitting …

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EPCR Announce Postponement Of Champions Cup & Challenge Cup

European Professional Club Rugby have announced the suspension of this season’s Heineken Cup and Champions Cup in addition to postponing the semi-finals and finals of the respective competitions. Both of the tournaments’ quarter-finals had been postponed in light of the recent coronavirus outbreak which has decimated the sporting calendar across the globe. After a conference call on Monday the EPCR …

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“It’s Very Frightening For Us” – Mick McCarthy Confirms Self-Isolation

Irish manager Mick McCarthy has outlined that he and his wife are in self-isolation at their home after two of their neighbours tested positive for the coronavirus. McCarthy should be getting prepared for Ireland’s Euro 2020 playoff against Slovakia which was originally scheduled for Thursday but the outbreak of the coronavirus has meant a widespread suspension of the sporting calendar. …

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Seamus Coleman Donates Large Sum To Help Feed Frontline Workers

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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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Bohemians To Honour Contracts Of All Staff & Players In Full

Bohemians have released a statement outlining that they will be honouring the contracts of all their players and staff in full amid the coronavirus crisis. The League of Ireland has been suspended until at least June 19th with some clubs including Cork City and Sligo Rovers forced to temporarily lay off their staff. Bohemians explained that they would make a …

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John Hartson Urges Rangers To Concede League Title To Celtic

Former Celtic striker John Hartson has urged Rangers to concede the Scottish Premiership title to their Old Firm rivals following the league’s suspension amid the coronavirus outbreak. Celtic currently sit 13 points clear of Rangers having played a game more, with eight games left to be played in the league as the Bhoys look to secure their ninth title in …

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Dana White Slams UFC Critics & Media Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Dana White has slammed critics of the UFC after the promotion tried to move forward with fights and events amid the coronavirus outbreak. The virus has almost universally suspended the sporting calendar and despite having to cancel three shows, the UFC and White have continually attempted to keep every event on, even if they are in different locations or behind …

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Former Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz Dies Of Coronavirus

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Former Real Madrid President, Lorenzo Sanz, has died at the age of 76 after he was hospitalised due to contracting Coronavirus (Covid-19).  His son, Lorenzo Sanz junior, confirmed that this father, who was president of the famous Spanish club between 1995 and 2000, had sadly passed away. Sanz oversaw two Champions League titles during his time as president. “My father …

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

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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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Charlie Austin Has Detailed His Experience After Contracting COVID-19

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Charlie Austin has revealed that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and has detailed his experience fighting the illness. The West Bromwich Albion centre-forward warned others not to take the condition lightly. Austin said that his temperature reached 39.7 degrees Celcius and he experienced cold sweats. He described the last week fighting the illness as “intense” and described COVID-19 …

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“You Don’t Want To Be Sitting At Home Not Being Able To Work”

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“Unchartered waters” and “the unknown” are two phrases which frequently crop up during a conversation with former Munster back and current Operations Manager with Rugby Players Ireland, Denis Hurley.  Of course, this can be applied to the livelihoods of everyone in Ireland. Irish society is attempting to get to grips with a whole new way of living due to the …

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