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A usually timid month for sport, this year there is more than ever to look forward to. This is a breakdown of every major sporting event to look out for in November 2020.
7th: Rugby – The Southern Hemispheres’ version of our 6 Nations begins in November. Instead of the usual tour to Europe by the likes of New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, and South Africa, the Rugby Championship will provide games. Australia won their bid to host the tournament over New Zealand. Yet, it is still unconfirmed whether South Africa will join the competition. Full fixtures yet to be released.
12-15th: Golf – The US Masters avoided total cancellation and will instead be played this November. Still, the winter date for this Major will make it an open competition.
13/14/15th: Rugby – The inaugural 8 Nations Tournament starts on the 13th of November. To begin, Ireland vs Wales kicks-off on Friday the 13th. Following that, every team will open their campaign over the weekend.
GAA Heats Up
14/15th: GAA – The Connacht Football Final will take place this weekend. With New York out of this year’s fixtures and London’s participation subject to travel guidelines, it is easily the shortest of the Provincial Championships.
14/15th: GAA – In Hurling, both Provincial finals are scheduled for this weekend. Both the Leinster and Munster competitions will be completed. As a result, the two winners advance to the semi-finals. Meanwhile, the runners-up face a qualifier in the quarter-final.
15-22nd: Tennis – ATP Finals, London.
15th & 18th: Soccer – The Nations League has two rounds in mid-November. Firstly, Ireland travel to Wales. Then, they host Bulgaria in Dublin to complete the group stage.
21st/22nd: GAA – In the football Championship, the Leinster, Ulster, and Munster finals take place. This year, there is no back-door stage. Therefore, the three winners will go straight to the semi-final.
21st/22nd: Rugby – Round two of the Autumn Nations Cup. Ireland play England away.
21st/22nd: GAA – The Hurling Championship plays its ‘quarter-finals. The two Provincial runners-up play the two qualifiers.
24th – 6th December: Snooker – UK Championship, York Barbican.
28/29th: GAA – The Hurling Championship reaches its semi-final stage.
28/29th: Rugby – The final round of Pool games from the Autumn Nations Cup. Ireland play Georgia.
Rugby and GAA fans have loads to look forward to in November 2020.
Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, announced today that the 2020 Masters Tournament will take place November 9-15 without patrons or guests on the grounds.
— The Masters (@TheMasters) August 12, 2020