Patrick Mahomes: Sport’s first half a billion dollar man?

Patrick Mahomes: Sport’s first half a billion dollar man?

A strange thing happened in sport this week.

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Who are the big winners and losers of the Ryder Cup delay?

Who are the big winners and losers of the Ryder Cup delay?

It was, by consensus, the sensible and proper decision to postpone the 43rd Ryder Cup matches by a year to 2021. But the decision to play the Ryder Cup at Whistling ...

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All-Ireland League to restart in 2021 as IRFU reveals season plan

All-Ireland League to restart in 2021 as IRFU reveals season plan

Domestic club rugby in Ireland will have a new, one-off look for the 2020-21 season with the IRFU unveiling a much-modified format for the resumption of the amateur ...

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EPCR seeking new venue for Champions Cup final

EPCR seeking new venue for Champions Cup final

This season’s Heineken Champions Cup final has been moved away from the planned host city of Marseille with the French Mediterranean port now set to stage ...

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One-year wait, but Adare Manor now gains a centenary Ryder Cup

One-year wait, but Adare Manor now gains a centenary Ryder Cup

Wisconsin’s temporary Ryder Cup loss will be Adare Manor’s gain as the postponement by a year of the 43rd matches between Europe and the United States ...

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Ryder Cup postponed to 2021; Adare Manor event delayed to 2027

Ryder Cup postponed to 2021; Adare Manor event delayed to 2027

Ryder Cup organisers have agreed to postpone the biennial matches between Europe and the United States of America by a year to 2021 after recognising it would not ...

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Six Nations dismiss 'inaccurate' claims over potential share sale

Six Nations dismiss 'inaccurate' claims over potential share sale

Six Nations Rugby has reiterated its position regarding the sale of a minority stake in the championship to CVC Capital Partners by saying there is no agreement ...

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Leinster winger Barry Daly quits rugby to pursue Master's in US

Leinster winger Barry Daly quits rugby to pursue Master's in US

Leinster wing Barry Daly has called time on his professional rugby career in order to pursue a Master's degree in the United States.

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Irish golf pros set for €10,000 shootout

Irish golf pros set for €10,000 shootout

Irish professional golfers sidelined by the current Covid-19 pandemic have been given a chance to get their competitive juices flowing again with a new, mixed one-day ...

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Kinsale golfer John Murphy sees bright future Stateside despite coronavirus setback

Kinsale golfer John Murphy sees bright future Stateside despite coronavirus setback

If John Murphy’s three years at the University of Louisville have taught him something other than the degree in marketing he has just completed, it has been ...

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Bumper Six Nations payday not yet over the line

Bumper Six Nations payday not yet over the line

Six Nations organisers have refused to substantiate the statements made by French Federation president Bernard Laporte that the sale of a stake in the championship ...

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Long road ahead but Peter O’Mahony’s mind on Leinster

Long road ahead but Peter O’Mahony’s mind on Leinster

With a season still to complete and a new campaign to follow straight after, a long road lies ahead for Ireland’s rugby players. Yet the first game back is ...

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Top doc Éanna Falvey warns rugby changes needed to protect players from coronavirus

Top doc Éanna Falvey warns rugby changes needed to protect players from coronavirus

World Rugby’s leading doctor, Éanna Falvey has reiterated the need for temporary changes in the way the sport is played in order to minimise the risk ...

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Miami-bound Sara Byrne is tailor-made for Stateside success

Miami-bound Sara Byrne is tailor-made for Stateside success

Sara Byrne has all the attributes to make a success of Division I collegiate golf in the United States when the 2018 Irish Women’s champion takes up a full ...

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Peter O'Mahony on RG Snyman: 'I've never seen anything like it. He's an incredible specimen'

Peter O'Mahony on RG Snyman: 'I've never seen anything like it. He's an incredible specimen'

Peter O'Mahony has seen the impact overseas signings can have on Irish provinces, transforming them from contenders to champions and the Munster captain thinks the ...

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No resolution in IRFU pay talks with Rugby Players Ireland

No resolution in IRFU pay talks with Rugby Players Ireland

IRFU talks with Rugby Players Ireland over proposed player wage cuts have been suspended for the day without resolution.

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Peter O’Mahony thinks timely shutdown will extend his playing career

Peter O’Mahony thinks timely shutdown will extend his playing career

“I'd played a huge amount of games in the space of four or five years and it was taking its toll.”

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Van Graan: Munster learning lessons on return to rugby from NZ and AustraliaThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Van Graan: Munster learning lessons on return to rugby from NZ and Australia

Johann van Graan has praised his Munster players for embracing the “opportunity” of a return to rugby under unique circumstances following the Covid-19 ...

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Cork's James Sugrue forced to abandon PGA Tour debut after visa issue

Cork's James Sugrue forced to abandon PGA Tour debut after visa issue

The latest setback marks the third time this year that the Corkman has missed a chance to play in a professional event in the United States due to the coronavirus ...

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Timesheets fill up as golf clubhouses reopen

Timesheets fill up as golf clubhouses reopen

Golf courses moved into the next phase of their roadmap out of pandemic with a leading club general manager talking optimistically of a strong future for the sport ...

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Munster step up prep work for PRO14 derbies under strict conditions

Munster step up prep work for PRO14 derbies under strict conditions

The Munster squad stepped up preparations on Monday for the return of the Guinness PRO14 campaign in August as they trained for the first time in groups of up to ...

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‘Munster is all of Munster. We want it to be right across the six counties’ - Ian Flanagan

‘Munster is all of Munster. We want it to be right across the six counties’ - Ian Flanagan

Having only one Limerick man in the current Munster academy? That is not a cause for concern but a positive sign of a successful, province-wide rugby development ...

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Dave O'Callaghan swaps Youghal strand for La Grand plage

Dave O'Callaghan swaps Youghal strand for La Grand plage

HE may be talking over the phone, 1 500km removed from home, but it quickly becomes clear that Dave O’Callaghan has a spring in his step.

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Leo Cullen wants winning farewells for Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden

Leo Cullen wants winning farewells for Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden

Leo Cullen promised to do his utmost to ensure Leinster veterans Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden get to play out the perfect-world scenarios to bring their careers ...

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Champions Cup quarter-finals set for September, organisers announce

Champions Cup quarter-finals set for September, organisers announce

Heineken Champions Cup organisers EPCR are reviewing the feasibility of staging its finals in Marseille in October having announced new dates for the knockout stages ...

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Munster in ‘relatively serious’ discussions over Thomond Park naming rights

Munster in ‘relatively serious’ discussions over Thomond Park naming rights

The return to Thomond Park cannot come quick enough for Munster chief executive Ian Flanagan and nor can the selling of the famous stadium’s naming rights.

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Munster must shed its matchday revenue reliance - Ian Flanagan

Munster must shed its matchday revenue reliance - Ian Flanagan

Ian Flanagan does not believe Munster Rugby will be at any more of a disadvantage in the post-pandemic landscape than its rivals but it is clear to the chief executive ...

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Golf clubs set to welcome more golfers as coronavirus restrictions ease

Golf clubs set to welcome more golfers as coronavirus restrictions ease

Golfers and golf clubs are set to move into the next phase of their safe return to the game next Monday, with the governing bodies today publishing details of the ...

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Munster taking positives from James Cronin anti-doping ban

Munster taking positives from James Cronin anti-doping ban

Munster Rugby CEO Ian Flanagan lauded reviews into the process of dealing with the James Cronin case as “very thorough”.

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Munster fans have to wait for first sight of star duo Snyman and De Allende

Munster fans have to wait for first sight of star duo Snyman and De Allende

Supporters eager for a glimpse of World Cup winners RG Snyman and Damian de Allende in Munster training gear will have to be patient a little longer.

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De Allende to be fit for Munster's PRO14 restart; Carbery set September return date

De Allende to be fit for Munster's PRO14 restart; Carbery set September return date

Munster are expecting World Cup winner Damian de Allende to recover from a short-term injury in time to make his debut for the province when professional rugby returns ...

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Dave Curtis: The Irish international turned wine expert who made Zimbabwe home

Dave Curtis: The Irish international turned wine expert who made Zimbabwe home

Dave Curtis took the road less travelled on his journey from Zimbabwe to an Ireland jersey in the early 1990s and the return trip has been just as interesting and ...

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Munster fans showing support by waiving right to a refund

Munster fans showing support by waiving right to a refund

The supermarket slogan “Every Little Helps” is starting to add up for Munster Rugby with a number of Supporters Club members taking to Twitter to declare ...

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Diarmuid Barron promoted to Munster senior squad as Jack Crowley joins academy

Diarmuid Barron promoted to Munster senior squad as Jack Crowley joins academy

Munster has announced its academy make-up for next season.

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Amateur players must wait as IRFU outline return to rugby details

Amateur players must wait as IRFU outline return to rugby details

The IRFU has stressed to domestic rugby clubs the importance of putting in place a safety plan for a resumption in training and playing activity as it published ...

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Kenmare Golf Club vows to rise from the ashes following fire damage

Kenmare Golf Club vows to rise from the ashes following fire damage

Eugene O’Sullivan should have been looking forward to his President’s Day outing at Kenmare Golf Club on Sunday.

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Competition restart will bring Irish golf nearer normality

Competition restart will bring Irish golf nearer normality

The social life of Ireland’s golf clubs is still on hold but there will be an extra dimension returning next week if the Government moves the country into ...

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Revamped European Tour with reduced footprint a glimpse of the future

Revamped European Tour with reduced footprint a glimpse of the future

As European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley unveiled a radically revamped 2020 schedule for the post-pandemic landscape, one thing immediately became clear — ...

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Irish provinces enter three-week summer break hoping for PRO14 clarity

Irish provinces enter three-week summer break hoping for PRO14 clarity

A Guinness PRO14 board meeting next week is hoped to provide guidance for the four Irish provinces when they are set to resume training at the end of their summer ...

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Rugby clubs meeting to discuss IRFU's return to play roadmap

Rugby clubs meeting to discuss IRFU's return to play roadmap

Irish Rugby’s roadmap is currently in the Covid-19 Safety Planning Stage which means neither training nor playing is permitted while access to clubhouses is ...

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Cork's John Murphy relishing PGA Tour start after landing prestigious award

Cork's John Murphy relishing PGA Tour start after landing prestigious award

A PGA Tour start is on the horizon for overjoyed Kinsale golfer John Murphy after the Ireland international was honoured with US College golf’s prestigious ...

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Stockdale enjoying process of reinventing himself in lockdown

Stockdale enjoying process of reinventing himself in lockdown

When you have enjoyed the lockdown as much as Jacob Stockdale has there is probably no-one better to cheer someone up who is having a tougher time of it during the ...

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No Irish Open date announced as European Tour to resume with six UK-based tournaments

No Irish Open date announced as European Tour to resume with six UK-based tournaments

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley insists the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will have a place on a revamped 2020 schedule.

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Mount Juliet awaits as new Irish Open date to be fixed

Mount Juliet awaits as new Irish Open date to be fixed

The tweet from tournament host Graeme McDowell said it all.

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The day Connacht announced they belong in the big time

The day Connacht announced they belong in the big time

It is telling to look back at Andrew Browne’s post-match quotes after Connacht had upset the odds in remarkable fashion at Murrayfield that sunny evening in ...

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Protocols becoming clearer ahead of rugby's 'summer break'

Protocols becoming clearer ahead of rugby's 'summer break'

The timing remains uncertain, despite the announcement of a target date for rugby’s return this August, but the protocols for such a resumption are at least ...

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Munster prop Brian Scott forced to retire after 18-month injury battle

Munster prop Brian Scott forced to retire after 18-month injury battle

“I’m devastated to be finishing my career prematurely.”

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Aligning global rugby calendar makes commercial sense - Philip Browne

Aligning global rugby calendar makes commercial sense - Philip Browne

An aligned global rugby calendar currently being discussed by Northern and South Hemisphere nations is in everyone’s interest in terms of commercial benefits ...

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IRFU hoping for August return to action

IRFU hoping for August return to action

Finally, after weeks of contingency planning, rugby has a target date for the safe resumption of play.

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Roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown signposted for Irish rugby but dark clouds remain

Roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown signposted for Irish rugby but dark clouds remain

IRFU CEO Philip Browne yesterday signposted Irish Rugby’s roadmap out of the Covid-19 lockdown for the rest of the year but warned the governing body was spending ...

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