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Leinster Rugby players launch #ShaveGrowOrMo

The Leinster Rugby players have today launched a campaign aimed at raising funds for frontline workers to help them in their fight against COVID-19 and to also help their two charity partners who have seen income from fundraising initiatives...

New Zealand Rugby working to save Super Rugby Clubs

It's a scary time for all rugby teams during the Coronavirus lockdown with players and coaches having to take massive pay cuts. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced an emergency grant will be made available to New Zealand’s five Super...
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Rugby Australia chief gives update on Ireland’s summer tour

Irish rugby's summer tour of Australia looks "highly unlikely" to go ahead, while England's home match against the same opponents in November is also under threat. Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said the side's home games against Ireland and...

Jack Carty warns against trolling and scaremongering on Social Media

Ireland and Connacht Rugby Player & Tackle Your Feelings ambassador, Jack Carty is encouraging people to be supportive and avoid trolling or scaremongering when using social media, especially now following the outbreak of the global pandemic, COVID-19. Tackle Your Feelings...

Heineken Champions Cup Rugby 2019/20 finals postponed

The EPCR Board has reconfirmed the suspension of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments and has furthermore decided to postpone the semi-final matches, as well as the 2020 Marseille finals, which were due to be played...

Irish Rugby players agree to pay cuts and deferrals

The IRFU, Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster Rugby, in agreement and partnership with Rugby Players Ireland and its members, have today agreed a payment deferral model for all employees. These deferrals, based on an equitable sliding scale which ranges from...

Pro14 season suspended indefinitely

The board of Celtic Rugby DAC met by teleconference this week and agreed upon a strict list of criteria that would enable the Championship to recommence. However, no decision on a definitive re-commencement date can be made until four key...

AIL Rugby season to conclude with immediate effect

Irish Rugby has finished the AIL rugby season with immediate effect. It wants give clubs the chance to put plans in place for the 2020/21 season. There will be no promotion or relegation in any of the five divisions of the...

European Rugby quarter-finals postponed

It was always going to happen but European rugby have confirmed the quarter finals are postponed. The Board of European Professional Club Rugby decided that this season’s Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarter-final matches will not now be played...

List of sports cancelled due to coronavirus

We have a list of the sports events that have been cancelled due to the coronavirus plus other events that affect Irish athletes abroad. 16 March: CRICKET: Pakistan and Bangladesh postpone a one-day international and a Test match, scheduled for...

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Bundesliga: Bayern defeat Dortmund to move close to title

Bayern Munich moved closer to another Bundesliga title on Tuesday after they defeated Borussia Dortmund 1-0. Munich now have a 7 point advantage, with...
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Sports Fans use technology to bring stadium atmoshpere to couch

With not a lot of sport on at present sports fans are coming up with ways to bring the atmosphere of a sports stadium...
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Did you know there is a 4th type of Olympic Medal

Here is one you may not have heard before, but did you know there is a 4th type of Olympic medal. In fact, not...

RTÉ to show racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during June and July

RTÉ Racing has announced a series of new one-hour evening programmes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when racing return next month. The national broadcaster will...