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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# behind closed doors

Last year
Southgate 'surprised' as 35,000 Hungary fans expected despite stadium ban
England are in action at the Puskas Arena in Budapest tomorrow evening.
Playing Six Nations in one country a better option than cancelling tournament, says Rob Baxter
The Exeter director of rugby believes it is important that the national bodies explore ways to still bring in revenue from this year’s competition.
All time
Australian Open goes behind closed doors as lockdown for Melbourne announced
The tournament will continue, but without spectators.
Horan feels Mayo are benefiting without 'anxiety' of crowds
‘It’s a more consistent performance area…when there isn’t crowds.’
Ulster A leave the RDS with deserved four-try victory over Leinster
Bill Johnston scored 14 points as the Ulster back row delivered an excellent performance.
How can sports organisations bring locked-out fans closer to the action?
We may be a while away from packed stadiums, but many innovations could help fill the void for now.
Relegation looms large for Werder as teams take knee for Floyd protests
Wolfsburg pushed back up to sixth in the Bundesliga thanks to their 1-0 win.
UFC returns to Las Vegas as Burns dominates former welterweight champion Woodley
The Brazilian announced himself as a contender with the biggest win of his career in the main event.
Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise
The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.
Not cut out for this! Gladbach crash in front of 13,000 'cardboard fans' as Havertz stars
With football fans in Germany locked out in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Gladbach fans have come up with a novel way of showing their support.
Games without fans 'sadder than dancing with your sister' - Luis Enrique
The Spain coach hasn’t been impressed by football returning in front of empty stadiums.
Jurgen Klopp confident intensity will not drop in behind-closed-doors matches
Players are now allowed to train in small, socially-distant sessions lasting no longer than 75 minutes.
Man United warn fans to stay away from Old Trafford during matches
The Premier League side are also refunding ticket holders for their remaining home games this season.
'There was no noise - you shoot or score a goal and nothing happens'
Bundesliga players got a taste for playing behind closed doors today.
'Arrangements are all in place': Aviva Stadium ready to host matches
10 years on from its official reopening, the Lansdowne Road venue is planning for another.
How many people to deliver a game of rugby? World Rugby reckons 167
The governing body has published a list of the minimum number of stakeholders required.
World Rugby document says matches with large crowds unlikely before vaccine
Full-contact training will also present a major challenge for rugby teams.
EPCR insists it will do utmost to complete the 2019/20 Champions Cup
France has confirmed that major sport will not resume there before September.
Officials 'fully prepared' for PGA Championship without fans
The US PGA Championship is scheduled for 6-9 August in San Francisco.
NFL Draft to go ahead 'in a way that reflects current conditions'
Commissioner Roger Goodell says next month’s event will be conducted and televised, as scheduled.
Irish handlers back decision to continue racing behind closed doors
Paul Nolan was pleased by the HRI call, but has underlined the need to be vigilant.
Horse racing in Ireland will continue behind closed doors
Despite yesterday’s decision to suspend the sport in Britain, HRI officials met by conference call today and opted not to call a temporary halt to it here.
Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors
The move is likely to take place later in the week, initially until the end of March.
Rory McIlroy says Masters should go behind closed doors
Irishman’s stance backed up fellow players.
Barcelona will face Napoli in an empty Camp Nou next week
Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Lask in Austria will also be played behind closed doors.
Serie A and Europa League games to be played behind closed doors due to coronavirus
The Italian sports minister announced the move on Monday evening.
Transparency group in court battle to gain access to more Cabinet climate change docs
Right to Know are seeking access to more documents on what has been said about climate change at the Cabinet table.
'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion
A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.
Saracens-Clermont Champions Cup match to go ahead today
Parts of Britain have been hit by heavy snow and high winds, with flights, train and road travel all severely disrupted.
Garda Commissioner 'did not know of, nor approve, any targeting of anyone making protected disclosures'
Clare Daly TD says Nóirín O’Sullivan’s position is “untenable”.
It doesn't deal with complaints, so what does the Policing Authority do?
Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan is before the authority today – but she won’t be asked about those transcripts.
'It’s not ideal. People have paid a lot of money for tickets' - O'Neill on prospect of playing behind closed doors
The Ireland boss admits they will have no alternative but to comply with the extreme measures if they are taken at Euro 2016.
Crisis averted? Here's what was agreed at today's 'tense' Banking Inquiry meeting
Members took the unusual step of meeting on a Saturday.
How two other Clerys bidders would have saved the store and its workers
One reportedly wanted to turn it into Dublin’s answer to Bloomingdale’s.
Baseball history was made last night in Baltimore
And it was quite surreal.
FAI announces summer game with Northern Ireland... but you won't be able to watch it
The Boys in Green will face Michael O’Neill’s men behind closed doors on 4 June.
After a 'bad week for politics' the banking inquiry holds its first meeting next Thursday... in private
After a week of Hitler references, ‘hysterical’ senators, and ‘making a balls of it’ the first meeting of the Oireachtas Committee set up the examine the banking crisis takes place next week.
NAMA sold 26 properties with 'no evidence of open marketing'
The state’s bad bank is also unable to say how much it takes in rental income.
The PAC is having another meeting about Rehab later - but you're not allowed to watch it
Members of the Public Accounts Committee will discuss the ongoing controversy at Rehab and whether they should compel its former CEOs, Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins, later today.
Witness protection man suing State wants public hearings - judge says no
David Mooney gave evidence in open court in the trial of two men associated with organised crime in 2003.