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Kenny eyes 'unprecedented' year for Irish football

Stephen Kenny paid tribute to departing Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy, but admitted he is excited at the prospect of what could be a unique year in Irish football.

Conlan: New York build-up was a bit crazy

Michael Conlan says he was left bitterly disappointed and worse off financially with the postponement of his scheduled St Patrick's Day fight in New York.

Carton shares uplifting yet 'scary' Covid-19 story

Former Dublin hurler Mick Carton admits he endured some "scary" days in hospital after contracting Covid-19 but says the dedicated medical staff highlighted how to take positives from the experience instead.

McGinley: 2020 Irish Open could be behind closed doors

Paul McGinley believes the prospect of an Irish Open without spectators is a real possibility given the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

FAI continues discussions with Keane for potential role

Robbie Keane could still have a role to play with the FAI, with interim chief executive Gary Owens confirming discussions are ongoing with the 39-year-old coach.

Bayern Munich to return training

Bayern Munich players will return to training on Monday for the first time since the Bundesliga campaign was suspended.

Rooney labels public pressure on players 'a disgrace'

Wayne Rooney has criticised both the government and the Premier League for placing the nation's top footballers in a "no-win situation" over the issue of pay cuts, branding their interventions "a disgrace".

Spotlight now on Kenny as McCarthy exits stage left

RTÉ Soccer correspondent Tony O'Donoghue reflects on Mick McCarthy's magnanimous departure from his Republic of Ireland post and looks ahead to what faces new manager Stephen Kenny.

Champions League and Europa League seasons in jeopardy

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says playing behind closed doors is a better option than scrapping the season, but warned the Champions League and Europa League could be abandoned if coronavirus restrictions remain into September.

Andrews, Duff and Kelly named as Ireland coaches

New Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny will guide the national team forward with the assistance of Keith Andrews, Damien Duff and Alan Kelly after the former internationals were appointed to his backroom team.

Kyle Walker apologises for flouting lockdown conditions

Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City despite apologising after breaching lockdown conditions.

Virtual Grand National a real winner for charities

Bookmakers are to donate over £2.6m (€2.95m) to NHS charities from profits on the Virtual Grand National, with Irish health charities also set to benefit from Saturday's race.

Dougie Morgan dies aged 73

Dougie Morgan, who captained and then coached Scotland, has died at the age of 73.

Campana recovering from coronavirus

Wolves striker Leonardo Campana has revealed he and his entire family have battled coronavirus.

Four-year losing streak - Ireland's dark days

The Republic of Ireland had many fine teams and players prior to 1986, but in one four-year timespan the national team did live up to the pre-Charlton caricature.

My social distancing: Anthony Nash on Netflix and 8D

RTÉ Sport is speaking to our sports stars about how they're using their time and tweaking their training routines to stay fit and healthy. Today, it's the turn of Cork hurling goalkeeper Anthony Nash.

'A sensible outcome in a ludicrous situation'

RTÉ soccer pundit and former Republic of Ireland international Richie Sadlier said the FAI's decision to part ways with Mick McCarthy was the most sensible course of action given what he asserts was the "ludicrous" scenario created by the original succession plan.

Bryant inducted into Hall of Fame

The late Kobe Bryant was selected as a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in his first year of eligibility.

Beauty Generation and Voyage Warrior win at Sha Tin

Beauty Generation showed all his class to record victory in the Chairman's Trophy at Sha Tin, while outsider Voyage Warrior made all to take the Sprint Cup.

Rugby Australia: Players accept 'burden must be shared'

An emergency pay deal for Australia's leading rugby union players has moved a step closer following talks related to the coronavirus pandemic.