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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Change of Plans

This year
All-Ireland U20 hurling final pushed back to avoid fixture clash
Cork and Offaly will now meet on Sunday 4 June in Semple Stadium.
Last year
Munster's opening URC fixture rescheduled due to King Charles III's visit to Cardiff
The province’s round one clash against Cardiff will now take place on Saturday.
Steven Gerrard opts to replace Tyrone Mings as Aston Villa captain
Scotland star John McGinn has been handed the role.
Rangers back out of controversial friendly with Celtic in Australia
The Glasgow giants had been due to play each other in the Sydney Super Cup in November.
FAI awaiting fixture update as Scotland v Ukraine World Cup play-off postponed
Scotland v Ukraine likely to be moved to the Nations League window in June, with implications for Ireland’s fixture list.
FAI and UK associations abandon 2030 World Cup plans and to bid for Euro 2028 instead
A change of direction has been confirmed following the conclusion of a feasibility study.
All time
Scottish Premiership winter break brought forward
Ten of the 12 Premiership clubs were in favour of starting the winter break immediately.
Away goals rule to be abolished in all European club competitions
It was used to determine the winner of a two-legged knockout tie in cases where the two teams had scored the same number of goals on aggregate.
Ireland set for July internationals with Japan and USA
A planned tour of Fiji was cancelled owing to a pandemic lockdown on the Pacific Island.
Canada 2021 Grand Prix cancelled, race moved to Turkey
It follows China in becoming the second race to be axed from F1’s original calendar.
Ireland's Six Nations game against Italy switched to Dublin to avoid quarantine restrictions
Third/fourth-place playoff will now take place in Donnybrook on Saturday.
Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides
The Stormers, Lions, Bulls, and Sharks are set to pull out of the competition.
Haaland's Dortmund set to defy Norway isolation order
Bundesliga clubs are suggesting that once the players are back in Germany they are subject to local protocol.
Galway Races won't take place 'as an open event' this summer
The news comes after today’s government announcement that no licences would be given for events of more than 5,000 people until September.
Ireland's Euros play-off with Slovakia rescheduled for June
It has also been announced that the four Euros matches set for Dublin will now take place in the summer of 2021.
Change of plans: Barrister to head up review into Justice Department's email trawl
Concerns had been raised with the Taoiseach about the secretary-general of his own department carrying out the review.
Conte admits red cards could prompt Chelsea re-think
The Italian manager is concerned by the inability of his players to control their emotions.
Jon Jones out of UFC 200 after potential failed doping test
The UFC interim light heavyweight champion will miss the event after a possible violation.
UFC 196 has been pulled from pay-per-view
Hendricks v Thompson bumped up to headline the 6 February card.
Ireland to pay respects at King Abdullah condolence service
Ambassador Tony Cotter is representing the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Helena Costa will not take over as Clermont coach next season
Costa was set to become the first female coach in one of Europe’s major male leagues.
France pull out of hosting Heineken Cup, Amlin finals in 2014
“Sure yiz can all come back to our place, lads.”