Matthew Hayes

Champions League return: Bayern’s disadvantage, Werner’s eligibility & more!

By Matthew Hayes / July 16, 2020 /

The UEFA Champions League return is scheduled for 7 August, but is the improvised format fair to every team? The Champions League Return Format The competition will return with the remaining Round of 16 legs, which are as follows: Barcelona vs Napoli (Agg: 1-1) Bayern Munchen vs Chelsea (Agg: 3-0) Juventus vs Lyon (Agg: 0-1)…

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Stephen Kenny’s selection headache: Ireland’s fantastic front four

By Matthew Hayes / July 16, 2020 /

As Stephen Kenny takes over the Republic of Ireland reins, there is hope that the young players coming through will get a chance to prove themselves on the highest international stage. There is promising talent all over the pitch with goalkeepers Caoimhín Kelleher and Mark Travers making names for themselves at Premier League clubs. Defenders…

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Treaty United announce coaching staff for 2020 season

By Matthew Hayes / July 15, 2020 /

Following on from this afternoon’s announcement that Treaty United have confirmed their board members ahead of this Thursday’s season launch, the club have now confirmed their coaching team for the coming season. The senior women’s team will be managed by Dave Rooney, with Niall Connolly and JP Buckley as his assistants. Irene Hehir will be…

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Treaty United announce new board ahead of 2020 season launch

By Matthew Hayes / July 15, 2020 /

Treaty United announced this afternoon that Limerick City and County Mayor Michael Collins will officially launch the club’s 2020 season this Thursday. The club will also be announcing the sponsor for their women’s jersey at the launch. The club confirmed its new board, led by chairman Conn Murray: In this afternoon’s press release, Treaty United…

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Munster make development staff available to clubs

By Matthew Hayes / July 15, 2020 /

Munster Rugby have announced their Rugby Development Department will be available to Munster’s 68 clubs for dedicated sessions with younger players. Amid the absence of summer camps, the development staff will work their way around the province taking part in sessions with each club. Each session will be tailored to the specific club’s choosing and…

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Lions tour for 2021 confirmed as fixture list released

By Matthew Hayes / July 15, 2020 /

British and Irish Lions have confirmed their tour of South Africa in 2021 will go ahead as planned. The tour will take place next July and August, and is the Lions’ first tour of South Africa since 2009. The fixture list for the tour has also been confirmed – the Lions will take on the…

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WATCH: Matt Gallagher first interview as Munster player

By Matthew Hayes / July 14, 2020 /

Munster Rugby have released Matt Gallagher’s first interview since signing from Saracens earlier this summer. The 23-year-old full-back/wing played 47 times for Saracens, scoring nine tries and was a member of the England U20s Junior World Championship winning squad in 2016. The London-born player played against Munster at Thomond Park last December. Introducing Matt Gallagher.…

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GAA issue guidelines for supporters ahead of return of club fixtures

By Matthew Hayes / July 14, 2020 /

The GAA have issued guidelines to supporters attending GAA matches ahead of the return of club fixtures this weekend. All supporters are advised to bring their own hand sanitiser and wear face coverings if they are over 13. Attendees are also advised to download the HSE tracing app and avoid entering the field of play…

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Limerick GAA dressing rooms and gyms to remain closed

By Matthew Hayes / July 14, 2020 /

Limerick GAA have confirmed dressing rooms and club and county gyms will remain closed until further notice. Following a meeting of the GAA’s Covid Advisory Group on Monday, it was agreed that all dressing rooms and gyms should remain closed beyond 20 July. Handball alleys are allowed to reopen from the same date provided the…

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GAA issue guidance for clubs dealing with Covid-19 cases

By Matthew Hayes / July 14, 2020 /

The GAA has issued guidance to clubs on how to deal with suspected or confirmed cases of Covid-19. This is the latest in a number of steps taken by the GAA in recent days as they prepare for the safe return of football and hurling. In a statement on gaa.ie, GAA Director of Player, Club,…

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