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# Return to Play

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World Rugby extends concussion stand-down period
The new measures will be in place for Ireland’s summer tour to New Zealand.
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GAA U20 and minor county sides can return to training from next Monday
There are still underage inter-county competitions to be finished from the 2020 season.
Outdoor team sports training can resume on 10 May and matches without spectators from 7 June
Gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will also be able to reopen their doors on 7 June,
GAA hopeful that adult club training will resume in May
The GAA’s 2021 club and county roadmap is set to be published tomorrow.
GAA county senior teams can train from 19 April, golf courses and tennis courts open from 26 April
The Government announced the latest on the easing of restrictions this evening.
Football's concussion protocols 'a shambles,' says brain injury expert
Professor Willie Stewart also says that there is a lack of research in head impacts in women’s sport.
Inter-county GAA to resume at Level 4 with May start at earliest for 2021 season
Inter-county training is unlikely to resume until after 5 April.
Connacht and Ulster players cleared for contact training
Munster and Leinster will undergo a second round of testing in the weeks ahead.
GAA prepared to punish teams who break inter-county training rules
Clubs and county boards are encouraged to report any teams who train ahead of 14 September start date.
LOI restart saga takes another twist as Premier clubs call for investigation into relegation decision
The FAI board will now review the restarted league format that they announced yesterday.
16 NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19
The 2019-20 season is due to resume in a “bubble” quarantine setting next month.
Should inter-county action be first to come back in camogie and Ladies football?
WGPA chairperson Maria Kinsella says there is an argument to play inter-county games first.
GAA pitches to open for training from next Wednesday
Contact training and challenge games will be allowed from 29 June.
GAA set to advance their plans for return to play after Government announcement
A review of the GAA’s plans will take place over the weekend.
IRFU to begin Covid-19 testing with Leinster and Munster setups set to return next week
Connacht and Ulster are scheduled to return on 29 June.
Derry City unconvinced by finances of FAI's restart plan
The club say their decision to retain players and staff on full pay has not been properly recognised.
GAA set to launch their Covid-19 education programme for clubs ahead of return to action
Small groups can train on pitches from 29 June.
Cork GAA set to live stream club games as they outline plans for championship
No final decision will be made on structures until Croke Park confirm the inter-county championship programme.
FAI publish guide for all football clubs ahead of return to training on Monday
Every club must appoint a compliance officer.
Ulster look for green light from NI Executive as part of IRFU inter-pro plans
The four provinces are hoping to return to action on 22/23 August at the Aviva Stadium.
FAI accept Bohemians' apology over breach of training guidelines during Covid-19 pandemic
The club have been following government advice rather than the FAI’s by returning to training in small groups.
Seville derby the likely opener as La Liga sets the date for its return
Spanish football is likely to resume within a fortnight.
'We're spending tomorrow's money today in order to keep afloat'
IRFU CEO Philip Browne has warned that the union needs international games to return urgently.
Supporters split on prospect of behind-closed-doors LOI games
A survey found a slight majority in favour of games happening in empty grounds.
Mixed news for Irish abroad as Women's Bundesliga sets return date but English top-flight in doubt
Three Irish internationals play their football in Germany while 12 stars are on the books across the water.
Premier League clubs approve plans to return to training
Players will go back to work from tomorrow, although contact training won’t be permitted.
Two Parma players test positive for Covid-19 in blow for Serie A's hopes for a return
Clubs are in disagreement with the government over protocols ahead of a slated return on 13 June.
Socially-distanced buses and elbow bumps - How German football will look on its return this weekend
The Bundesliga has introduced a range of different measures to ensure its return to action this weekend.
Daily temperature checks, twice-weekly coronavirus tests: PL issues training protocols to clubs - report
Clubs have been informed of the measures they must take ahead of a possible return to training next week.
FAI seeks Government advice on return to play protocols for amateur adult and underage games
The association’s Steering Group has highlighted three key areas which have been submitted to Government officials.
La Liga chief wants restart by 12 June despite eight new positive tests
Javier Tebas admits the league’s return is guided by public health advice, but the numbers of positive tests so far are lower than anticipated.
Aston Villa the latest club to oppose finishing Premier League at neutral grounds
Those in danger of relegation are understood to be willing to compromise on home advantage to complete the season.
LeBron: Lakers ready to play despite call to cancel NBA
The Lakers superstar refuted claims the season would be scrapped.
GPA insist they will not allow health and safety of players to be put 'at undue risk'
GPA chief Paul Flynn admits there may not be any championship action in 2020.
GAA president says championships could be pushed into 2021
John Horan also said the club game will be prioritised once games resume.
'Trickier' for contact sports to return immediately after lockdown - Sport Ireland chief Treacy
Non-contact, outdoor sports will be the ‘priority’ once the government eases restrictions.
Wales' Biggar given all clear from second head knock to play France
Jonathan Davies was also named in Warren Gatland’s XV after shaking off a knee problem.
Star forward back in the frame for Na Piarsaigh's All-Ireland club semi-final after knee injury
Shane Dowling missed their Munster club winning campaign.
Sexton, Kearney and D'Arcy all set for return-to-play protocols
Conor Murray also underwent a Head Injury Assessment during the clash with Australia yesterday.