Sporting Calendar – List of the main sports events in October 2020

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The Kingdom struck 1-1 in injury-time to snatch the win. Photo credit: Shane Tighe.

The resumption of many sports after the lockdown has meant hectic schedules for athletes. However, this is a luxury for fans who can enjoy the fact that the rest of the year is filled with major sporting events. This is a sport calendar of what is coming up in October.

3-25th: Cycling – Giro d’Italia.

5th: Soccer – Transfer Window closes for teams in Europe.

8-11th: Golf – BMW Championship at Wentworth. Danny Willett returns to defend his title. In addition, Four other Englishmen currently inside the world top 20 (Matt Fitzpatrick, Tyrrell Hatton, Justin Rose, and Tommy Fleetwood) join him.

9th: Soccer – Ireland take on Slovakia in their Uefa Euro Qualifier game.

11th: GAA – This is the designated for Club Championships to be completed. Expect a few finals to appear.

11th: Tennis: Final day of the French Open at Roland Garros.

11th & 14th: Soccer – The Uefa Nations League continues. Firstly, Ireland are at home to Wales. Then, they travel to take on Finland.

17th: Rugby – The Heineken Champions Cup Final takes place. Leinster are currently favourites to lift the cup. Thankfully, Channel 4 are showing the final this year so fans won’t miss out. Furthermore, the Challenge Cup final will also take place this weekend.

17th: Racing – British Champions Day at Ascot. The best horses and jockeys in Europe compete on the final day of the Flat season to be crowned 2020 champions.

GAA Returns

17th & 24th: Gaa – Inter-county football finally returns. The remaining two rounds of Allianz League games take place. With the championship taking place the following week, these games will be very competitive.

24/25th: Gaa – The Hurling Championship begins with the opening round of the Leinster and Munster Hurling Provincials.

24th: Rugby – The Six Nations resumes. Specifically, Ireland host Italy in their game-in-hand. Ireland need a win if plan to compete for the title in France a week later.

31st: GAA – The Football Championship gets underway. Finally, after a long absence, the All-Ireland Football Championship begins with the opening round of Provincial games. This year, the competition will be straight knock-out.

31st: Rugby – The final round of the Six Nations. Remarkably, it will have been nine months since the competition began. Four teams could have a chance of winning the trophy.

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