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“I Felt Sick And Insanely Tired” – Former Armagh Star Contracts Covid-19

Marian McGuinness

In an ideal world, former Armagh All-Ireland winner Marian McGuinness would have been jetting off on the 2020 TG4 All-Star tour yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Instead, she’s in self-isolation having received confirmation of a positive test for Covid-19 last Friday. McGuinness, who landed a TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate medal with the Orchard County in 2012, was invited on the All-Star tour, which …

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Johnny Sexton Claims Ireland Captaincy Could Come Under Review

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Johnny Sexton believes his position as Ireland captain may be reviewed following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The Leinster and Ireland out-half took over the captaincy from Rory Best at the turn of the year before leading Ireland in their opening three games of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations before all sporting events ceased due to the pandemic. Speaking on Off …

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USA Rugby File For Bankruptcy Amid Covid-19 Financial Difficulties

USA Rugby

USA Rugby’s Board of Directors and Congress voted to officially file Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of financial constraints caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Earlier this month, the governing body suspended all rugby activity indefinitely and that has “accelerated the existing financial challenges facing the Union”, according to a statement on their website. USA Rugby will now undergo …

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Former Dublin Hurler Discharged After Recovering From Covid-19

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Former Dublin hurler Michael Carton has been discharged from hospital after recovering from the coronavirus (Covid-19).  Earlier this month, the O’Tooles club man announced his diagnosis and shared his symptoms in an effort to warn people to remain indoors and to follow the HSE and government advice. “So I had been self-isolating for a few days with flu-like symptoms. Got …

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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

Leona Maguire

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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Siobhan Killeen Details Fight Against Covid-19 After Contracting Virus

Siobhan Killeen

Dublin ladies footballer Siobhan Killeen has revealed that she’s tested positive for Covid-19 – and has urged people to abide by expert advice in the fight against the coronavirus. Killeen, 27, who first experienced symptoms last Sunday evening, was tested on Monday and received her result on Tuesday. She is now self-isolating at home but reports that she’s doing well …

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Horse Racing To Be Suspended As Varadkar Calls For Total Shutdown

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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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O’Neills Announce Plans To Manufacture Hospital Scrubs

O'Neills scrubs

Sportswear company O’Neill’s have announced that they have begun to manufacture scrubs for the Health and Social Care Trusts. The company, whose headquarters are based in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, will produce 10,000 sets of scrubs a week, according to the Irish Times. “With immediate effect, O’Neills are manufacturing scrubs for the Health and Social Care Trusts. The health and safety …

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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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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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Tracey Leonard Details Her Experiences Working On The Front Line

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At the heart of the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak have been the medical professionals in our hospitals and surgeries. In the very front line is Galway star, Tracey Leonard. An outpatient nurse in normal times, the Corofin native has been seconded into a role as a tester in UCHG’s drive-through coronavirus clinic, as dreams of winning a first national …

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Jack McCaffrey Shares Important Information On Covid-19 Pandemic

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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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Ranking The Top Contenders In Hurling With Break In Play

Unfortunately, hurling and Gaelic football are on hiatus and it’s looking more and more likely that the break will be extended due to Covid-19.  However, this break in play allows us an opportunity to step back and analyse who are the top contenders in hurling following what has been an interesting Allianz League group campaign. So here are the hurling …

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Free Football Manager Offer Has Been Extended

Football Manager

Fancy your chances in football management?  Always wondered whether you’d be a Gary Neville or a Gary Monk when it comes to handling the dressing room? Well, you need not fret any longer as Football Manager 2020 has been made free and available to play on streaming service Steam for another next week, finishing next Wednesday, April, 1st. These are …

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