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GAA hopeful crowds will be allowed attend inter-county fixtures

By Cian O'Connell GAA President John Horan is hopeful supporters will be able to attend inter-county Championship fixtures in 2020.During a press briefing following the announcement of the Safe Return to Gaelic Games document release, Horan stated that the association is planning for restricted numbers at inter-county matches which are set to recommence in October."Its something were very conscious of and something were looking at, particularly in the context of Croke Park, as to what would be the possibilities of having a crowd in Croke Park for a game, taking into account the social distancing measures that actually are in place at a particular time," Horan commented."So, no, were
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No decision made about concluding Allianz Leagues

By Cian OConnell A decision is still to be taken by the GAA about whether the 2020 Allianz Leagues will be completed.Inter-county action wont return until mid October with a fixtures schedule set to be released before the end of the month.Speaking on Friday evening GAA Director of Player, Club and Games Administration Fergal McGill stated that it will be discussed in the coming weeks.In terms of the Allianz Leagues, we havent made any decisions, CCCC havent, McGill stated. We indicated previously that our preference is to finish out the Leagues, particularly in football in terms of round six and seven and in hurling, in terms of finishing Division Two
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Club action to be afforded significant window

By Cian OConnell County Boards throughout the country will have an 11 week window for club activity before inter-county matches commence in mid October.That was one of the chief decisions taken by the members of the Covid 19 Advisory Group when putting together the Safe Return to Gaelic Games document which was released on Friday evening.At a press briefing to discuss the report GAA Director of Player, Club and Games Administration Fergal McGill stressed that it is up to individual counties to organise the structure of their own competitions. That doesnt mean a knockout Championship has to be implemented according to McGill.What we have done is created a window, it
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Covid-19 Update – Safe Return to Gaelic Games

The GAA, An Cumann Camogaochta and the LGFA have today published a plan for a safe return to Gaelic games for the three organisations.The plan attached is the work of a specially appointed Advisory Committee, which included representatives of all three bodies, the GPA and a number of medical experts see below for committee members.It offers a route back to activity, subject to the government timelines being achieved in the weeks and months ahead.It is broken down into sections covering Medical Advice; Preparing for a Safe Return; Information for Players and Team Personnel; Summary and Checklist; Roadmap for Return to Activity Some of the stand-out elements of the report include:
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CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS | Bosnia & Herzegovina 1-1 Ireland - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Play-Off First Leg

CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS | Bosnia & Herzegovina 1-1 Ireland - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Play-Off First Leg

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Barry Hearn: Darts & snooker boss praises NHS after recovery from heart attack

Barry Hearn: Darts & snooker boss praises NHS after recovery from heart attack

World Professional Darts Corporation chief Barry Hearn says he is "firing on all cylinders" after a heart attack.He praised the NHS and is helping to oversee Friday's launch of the PDC's 'home tour', where players compete from their homes."I'm fine. With all the problems in the world, mine is not
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World Snooker Championship: Stephen Hendry & Steve Davis relive Crucible classics

World Snooker Championship: Stephen Hendry & Steve Davis relive Crucible classics

Saturday was supposed to be the start of this year's World Championship.But like so much of the sporting calendar, the championship has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Starting on Saturday, BBC Two will showcase 17 days of unforgettable, classic matches that took place at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.Stephen Hendry
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World Snooker Championship: BBC to show classic Crucible matches

World Snooker Championship: BBC to show classic Crucible matches

The 2003 semi-final between Ken Doherty and Paul Hunter will be one of 17 classic World Championship matches to be shown on BBC Two. Current world champion Judd Trump, seven-time winner Stephen Hendry and five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan also feature in the two-hour episodes, starting on Saturday, 18 April.
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Barry Hearn 'in good spirits' after suffering 'minor heart attack'

Barry Hearn 'in good spirits' after suffering 'minor heart attack'

World Snooker Tour and Professional Darts Corporation chairman Barry Hearn is in "good spirits" after suffering a heart attack on Sunday.Hearn, 71, is set to return home on Wednesday after having surgery.His son, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, posted on social media: "My dad was taken to hospital on Sunday after
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Coronavirus: Dave Gilbert says players need World Championship on

Coronavirus: Dave Gilbert says players need World Championship on

World number 11 Dave Gilbert says snooker players need the World Championship to go ahead, even if it is in September.The event, due to take place at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield from 18 April to 4 May, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, with organisers hoping to reschedule
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Get faster - Joe O'Connor's guide to Power and Acceleration

By Cian O'Connell As an endurance athlete, Joe O'Connor knows all about the value and benefits of long distance running. He cites the research carried out by the Gaelic Sports Research Centre, stating a GAA player with higher aerobic fitness has a greater tolerance to spikes in acute training load,
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Read the latest Club Newsletter - May 2020

The May edition of the GAA Club Newsletter is now available.This months edition includes the following.You can read and download the March edition of the GAA newsletter below.
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GAA supports partners RNLI in call for \nwater safety this weekend

The life-saving partnership between the GAA and the search and rescue charity, the RNLI, is gearing up this bank holiday weekend to help save lives. The two organisations have been working together in communities throughout Ireland to share water safety advice with GAA players and to deliver water safety talks
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2013 Leinster SHC Final: Dublin v Galway

2013 Leinster SHC Final: Dublin v Galway
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CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS | Ireland 1-1 Estonia - UEFA EURO 2012 Qualifying Play-Off Second Leg

CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS | Ireland 1-1 Estonia - UEFA EURO 2012 Qualifying Play-Off Second Leg
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GAANOW: GAA Museum Hall of Fame - Frank Cummins, Kilkenny

GAANOW: GAA Museum Hall of Fame - Frank Cummins, Kilkenny
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22-year-old Sergio Garcia wins 2002 Canarias Open de España | Tour Rewind

22-year-old Sergio Garcia wins 2002 Canarias Open de España | Tour Rewind
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GAANOW Rewind: Rory McCarthy Wexford last minute goal v Cork in 2003 All-Ireland SHC Semi-Final

GAANOW Rewind: Rory McCarthy Wexford last minute goal v Cork in 2003 All-Ireland SHC Semi-Final
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Final Day Broadcast | Rafa Cabrera Bello wins the 2017 Scottish Open | Tour Replay

Final Day Broadcast | Rafa Cabrera Bello wins the 2017 Scottish Open | Tour Replay
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Final Day Broadcast | Jon Rahm wins by SIX shots at the 2017 Irish Open | Tour Replay

Final Day Broadcast | Jon Rahm wins by SIX shots at the 2017 Irish Open | Tour Replay
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Tiger’s next appearance? Brady’s busted britches and Phil’s hellacious seeds

Tiger’s next appearance? Brady’s busted britches and Phil’s hellacious seeds
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GAANOW | GAA Glory Days: Kerry 1975 & 2006

GAANOW | GAA Glory Days: Kerry 1975 & 2006
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CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS | Germany 1-1 Ireland - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier

CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS | Germany 1-1 Ireland - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier
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Coronavirus Ireland , 22,541 confirmed cases , 1,429 deaths

Latest figures from the health protection surveillance centre show 22,541 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ireland with 1,429 deaths. Dublin has the most confirmed cases with 10,885 cases followed kildare with 1,312 and Cork with 1,199 cases. 2,915 people have been hospitalised with 373 requiring intensive care .
Coronavirus Ireland , 22,541 confirmed cases , 1,429 deaths
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CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS | Ireland 1-1 Estonia - UEFA EURO 2012 Qualifying Play-Off Second Leg

CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS | Ireland 1-1 Estonia - UEFA EURO 2012 Qualifying Play-Off Second Leg
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Miracle baby survives Coronavirus and Open heart Surgery

A 6 month old baby girl at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has survived both open heart surgery and the Coronavirus . 6 month old baby girl , Baby Erin Bates who has battled serious health conditions since her birth last october including open heart surgery in December
Miracle baby survives Coronavirus and Open heart Surgery
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Planning Deadlines for objections and appeals extended to beyond 9th May

Due to Coronavirus travel restrictions . The government has made a new order extending the time deadlines for receipt of planning submissions. Where the final deadline to lodge an objection or appeal to a Planning authority or An Bord Pleanala falls between 29th March and 9th May inclusive , the deadline is
Planning Deadlines for objections and appeals extended to beyond 9th May
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Broadcasting Authority - "equal allocation of airtime not necessary to achieve fairness"

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has rejected a complaint made by European Elections Candidate Dr Fidelma Healy Eames relating to her exclusion from two RTE Live debates during the European Elections last year . In her complaint to the BAI , Dr Fidelma Healy Eames said she was excluded from
Broadcasting Authority - "equal allocation of airtime not necessary to achieve fairness"
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Taoiseach made special plea for free movement of Agri workers to Ireland during Covid19 crisis

Just days after the Taoiseach made a public statement describing how he felt "discomfort" at the arrival of 189 Bulgarian fruit pickers on a chartered flight from Sofia to Dublin , RTE's Europe editor Tony Connelly has revealed that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Agriculture Minister Michael Creed had made special requests for free
Taoiseach made special plea for free movement of Agri workers to Ireland during Covid19 crisis
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Player Interview: Rory Gaffney 31-05-20

Player Interview: Rory Gaffney 31-05-20
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Dublin Standards: Irish PM Denies Breaking Lockdown Rules After Having Topless BBQ in the Park

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has denied breaking the lockdown rules after he was pictured attending a topless barbeque in a sunny Dublin park with his partner and two other friends.On Monday, a spokesman said that that the Europhile Irish leader broke no laws, breached no regulations and observed public
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Pat Flynn's Best 1 to 11 (01-06-20)

Pat Flynn's Best 1 to 11 (01-06-20)
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Celtic Revival

great goal by rory . up the purple and gold .

Snooker

World Snooker Championship rescheduled to start on 31 July

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Barry Hearn: Darts & snooker boss praises NHS after recovery from heart attack

Barry Hearn: Darts & snooker boss praises NHS after recovery from heart attack

World Professional Darts Corporation chief Barry Hearn says he is "firing on all cylinders" after a heart attack.He praised the NHS and is helping to oversee Friday's launch of the PDC's 'home tour', where players compete from their homes."I'm fine. With all the problems in the world, mine is not
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World Snooker Championship: Stephen Hendry & Steve Davis relive Crucible classics

World Snooker Championship: Stephen Hendry & Steve Davis relive Crucible classics

Saturday was supposed to be the start of this year's World Championship.But like so much of the sporting calendar, the championship has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Starting on Saturday, BBC Two will showcase 17 days of unforgettable, classic matches that took place at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.Stephen Hendry
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