Clare’s Tony Kelly and Cian Lynch of Limerick will go head-to-head in Sunday’s Munster SHC quarter-final which doubles as the league final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare and Limerick meet in the quarter-final of Munster which will double as league final

The pack of riders in action during the first stage of the Vuelta a Espana between Irun and Arrate. Photo: Kiko Huesca/EPA

Irish rider finished third in a hectic summit finish in what is an unpredictable race

This 75th edition of the Vuelta was originally meant to open with  three  flat stages in the Netherlands,  but instead now cuts straight to a high mountain chase. Photograph:  KT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

Green jersey winner in France looking forward to his second Grand Tour of the season

Fans watch Kildare and Cavan match in Newbridge on Sunday. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Our GAA writers reflect on a different working environment over the weekend

Kildare goalkeeper Mark Donnellan saves a penalty against Cavan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Managers Jack O’Connor and Mickey Graham both lament difficulties facing teams

 Italian rider Diego Ulissi  celebrates pipping Joao Almeida to the 13th stage of the 2020 Giro d’Italia in Monselice, Italy. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

Tour de France already seems a sporting miracle while Giro provides dash of hope

Jason Sherlock at the launch of the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

‘The Dublin players are humble enough to realise that if they’re not on it, they can be beaten’

Fermanagh are due to play Clare at Cusack Park in Ennis on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Uncertainty over whether new restrictions will affect league and championship fixtures

Jason Sherlock at the launch of the  Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

‘I think Mayo have probably embraced emotion but they’ve also I think suffered sometimes’

Sam Bennett finished the Tour de France as only the fifth rider since the race first started finishing on the Champs-Élysées to win the last stage while also wearing the green jersey. File photograph: Getty Images

It will be the first time Bennett has ridden in two Grand Tours in the same season

All remaining league games will be played without any spectators. Photograph: Philip McGowan/Inpho

Battle for promotion and against relegation very much alive in Division Two

Moycullen’s players celebrate beating Mountbellew-Moylough in the Galway SFC Final at Pearse Stadium in Salthill. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Decision will impact both the county’s under-20 and senior sides this weekend

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher  with his pointer dog Oscar, at  his home in Borrisoleigh. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

‘It’s a massive shock to us. The first I saw of it was on Twitter’ says Tipp stalwart

Oisin O’Callaghan on the podium after winning the UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Downhill junior title in Leogang, Austria. Photograph: Twitter/UCI MTB

Limerick native first Irish rider to win rainbow jersey in mountain bike downhill event

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure with her European gold medal. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday morning saw success on the water for Irish at European Championships

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure has qualified for the Women’s Singles Sculls final at the European Championships. Photo: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

Irish rower finished second – enough to make European Championship final in Poznan

The UK government was this week urged to reclassify swimming pools, gyms and leisure centres as essential services vital to public health. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

All this sitting down watching events unfold on little screens should come with health warning

Pat Hooper represented Ireland in the 1978 European Championship marathon in Prague and recorded a personal best of 2:17:46. File photograph: Sportsfile/Connolly Collection

Runner enjoyed much success on track and in cross-country with club Raheny Shamrock

  Sanita Puspure finished second with a time of 07:35.510, behind German’s Pia Greiten, who clocked an impressive 7:33.540. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Two rowers record faster opening heat times than Ireland rower ahead of Sunday’s final

Sanita Puspure: will be looking to defend the title she won at last year’s European Championships in Lucerne when she competes for Ireland in Poznan this weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Seven Irish crews in action in Poznan

Ireland’s Sam Bennett after winning the green jersey at the Tour de France. Photo: Faugere Franck/Inpho

Carrick-on-Suir rider will face a different type of challenge through the Flanders Fields

Jamesie O’Connor at the Sky Sports GAA Championship launch at Cusack Park in Ennis on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

‘Some team will unfortunately turn up a positive test and it will be nobody’s fault’

Peter Canavan has called for counties to be allowed increase the size of their panels in the event that players are unavailable due to coronavirus. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Tyrone legend still confident championship will go ahead despite growth in Covid-19 cases

Ollie Canning and Jamesie O’Connor will again provide Sky Sports’ hurling analysis. File photograph: Inpho

Matches will be shown on Sky Sports Mix channel

Cian O’Sullivan: “I used the time well to shore up a couple of injuries that had been nagging and hindering me the last couple of years,” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

‘We’ve to adopt the mentality - we’re playing, there’s a championship up for grabs’

 Kilkenny senior hurling selector DJ Carey   at the EirGrid Official Timing Sponsorship launch. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Cody’s selector says team focused on preparing for next match despite uncertainty

Ben Healy of Trinity Racing celebrates after winning  the Irish National Road Race Championships in Newcastle West, Co Limerick on Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

20-year-old shares many similarities with Tour de France green jersey winner

 Primoz Roglic  beats Julian Alaphilippe to  the finish line during the Liège-Bastogne-Liège in Belgium. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Roglic stuns Julian Alaphilippe by beating him on the finish line

Ben Healy of Trinity Racing celebrates his victory in the National Road Racing Championships in Newcastle West, Limerick. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ben Healy and Lara Gillespie were the men's and women's winners in Limerick

Stephen Scullion of Ireland in action during the London Marathon. Photograph: EPA

Ethiopia’s Shura Kitata was overall winner as new ‘unofficial’ Irish record is set

Ben Healy won the Irish elite senior road championship on Saturday. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The 20-year-old was hugely impressive in taking over prized jersey from Sam Bennett

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge celebrates as	he crosses the finish line after breaking the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon in Vienna last October. Photograph:    Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

Sunday’s London Marathon will see elite athletes run 20 laps of St James’s Park

  Mick Clohisey taking part in last year’s Dublin Marathon in which he placed second. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s Clohisey and Scullion among 40 elite athletes taking part in historic event

 Conn McDunphy of CC Nugent Oise on his way to winning the men’s senior title at the National Road Race Championships. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Youngster completes senior time trial two seconds quicker than previous champion

Kerry’s David Clifford  leaves Dublin’s Eoin Murchan in his wake during January’s league game. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Rise of several players and Clifford encouraging says former Kingdom stalwart

Sam Bennett celebrates on the podium with Eddie Dunbar and Ryan Mullen after his win in the 2019 Cycling Ireland Road Cycling National Championships in Derry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Travel restrictions and upcoming schedule ends hope of defending title

 Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey celebrates as he crosses the finish line on the final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs Élysées in Paris.  Photograph:  Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

Irish cyclist reflects on some of the crucial stages of a memorable three weeks

 Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar of the UAE Team Emirates poses with his Tour de France trophy with  Arc de Triomphe in the background. Photograph: Stephane Mantey/EPA

Pogacar made history with his Tour win, shaking off the race's history may be tougher again

Ireland’s Ryan Mullen competes in the Men’s Elite Individual Time-Trial at the UCI 2020 Road World Championships in Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Photograph:  Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

Filippo Ganna takes title for Italy; Nicolas Roche comes home in 31st

Sam Bennett celebrates on the podium after his green jersey victory. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty/AFP

Irish rider likely to miss Giro and Vuelta as his focus switches to races back in Belgium

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett wins the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris and clinches the green jersey in the process. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

Irish man takes final stage to clinch green jersey in climactic finish to one of best ever Tours

Sam Bennett in the green jersey celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the last stage of the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday.  He is the first Irish rider to win the final stage. Photograph:  Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

Irish rider from Carrick-on-Suir makes history with sprint victory on Champs-Élysées

Sam Bennett celebrates winning the final stage of the Tour de France, and with it the green jersey. Photograph: Thibault Camus/Getty/AFP

Irish rider produces one of the most magnificent final stage victories in Tour history

Irish rider Sam Bennett wearing the best sprinter’s green jersey during the 20th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: EPA

Tadej Pogacar set for Tour de France glory after dramatic penultimate time trial stage

Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of  stage 10  of the Tour de France from   Le Chateau d’Oleron to Saint Martin de Re. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

From a very young age, the signs were there that a cycling star was in the making

Lance Armstrong: throughout The Move he’s at times as self-mocking as he is unequivocally unapologetic, often both subject and butt of his own many jokes. Photograph: by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

For all his faults, the disgraced cyclist’s daily podcast on the Tour is undeniably entertaining

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett  edges out Peter Sagan of Slovakia at the finish line on stage 19 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

Irish rider marks chief rival Peter Sagan all the way to the line on stage 19

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett in action during Thursday’s stage  18 of the Tour de France between Meribel and La Roche sur Foron. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

Michal Kwiatkowski rescues miserable Tour for Ineos Grenadiers with stage win

Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez blesses himself after winning stage 17 of the Tour de France from Grenoble to Meribel Col de la Loze. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/EPA

Miguel Angel Lopez claims first Tour stage as Slovenian duo stay ahead of the rest

Nadia Power won the 800m at the World Athletics Continental Tour meeting in Zagreb. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Irish 800m runner records her second fastest time at Continental Tour meeting

   Germany’s Lennard Kämna (Team Bora-Hansgrohe) in action on his way to winning  the 16th stage  of the Tour de France  between La Tour du Pin and Villard-de-Lans. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Young German rider Lennard Kämna takes stage 16 ahead of race’s toughest day

Sam Bennett of the Deceuninck Quick-Step team holds the green jersey at the Tour de France. Photo: Christophe Petit-Tesson/EPA

Irish rider knows his quest may still come down to a sprint up the Champs Élysées

Peter Sagen turns round to check on Ireland’s Sam Bennett during Stage 15 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Roglic misses out on Stage 15 but retains the yellow jersey as picture becomes clearer

Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrates in the green jersey after Stage 14 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty/AFP

Irish rider retains green jersey lead as Soren Kragh Andersen swoops to Stage 14 victory

Mo Farah crossing the finish line after taking part in the Antrim Coast Half Marathon. Photograph: PA

Half marathon records tumble down along Antrim’s scenic coastline on Saturday

Ireland’s Sam Bennett, wearing the sprinters green jersey, waits for the start of the stage 13 of the Tour de France.

Irish rider’s success in France could be papering over the cracks in Irish system

Colombian rider Daniel Felipe Martinez of EF Pro Cycling team wins the 13th stage of the Tour de France. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/EPA

A brutal day in the mountains saw the Colombian come out on top at Puy Mary

 Switzerland’s Marc Hirschi celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 12th stage  of the Tour de France  between Chauvigny and Sarran. Photograph:  Sebastien Nogier/AFP via Getty Images

Swiss rider wins stage 12 for Team Sunweb as Nicolas Roche plays captain’s role

Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates after victory and a world record in the men’s one-hour event at The Diamond League AG Memorial Van Damme athletics meeting at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.  Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Four-time Olympic champion out to break his British half marathon record on Saturday

Stage winner Caleb Ewan (right) just pips Ireland’s Sam Bennett on the line to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France between Chatelaillon Plage and Poitiers. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AFP via Getty Images

Irish rider just misses out on historic back-to-back stage victories at the Tour de France

Britain’s Laura Muir on the way to winning the 800m at the IAAF Golden Spike  meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

Nadia Power set new Irish under-23 record in 800m to finish third in Italy

Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrates as wins his first Tour de France stage and regains the green jersey in Saint Martin de Re. Photograph: Getty Images

Carrick-on-Suir cyclist back in green jersey as he becomes just the sixth Irish rider to win a stage

The 2020 European Cross-Country Championships were due to take place at the purpose-built course at Abbotstown. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Event was scheduled to take place at Abbotstown in December

French cyclist Laurent Fignon lost the 1989 Tour de France by just eight seconds after America’s Greg LeMond put in a stunning final time-trial. Photograph:  Jean-Yves Ruszniewski/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

The French expected a coronation for their hero on final stage of 1989 Tour de France

Ireland’s Sam Bennett wearing the Tour de France green jersey during stage 7 from Millau to Lavaur. Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Irish rider also hoping to slip on the green jersey again after wearing it for two days

 Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar of Team UAE Emirates  (left) Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic of  Team Jumbo in action during stage  9  of the Tour de France between Pau and Laruns. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Tadej Pogacar takes stage 9 to complete a perfect day for Slovenia

 France’s Nans Peters on his way to winning stage eight of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Nans Peters is the first French rider to capture a stage in this year’s Tour de France

 James McIlroy runs for  Ireland in the heats of the men’s 800m during the 1998 European Championships in the Nepstadion, Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Michael Cooper/Allsport

‘I honestly think we have the best British and Irish half marathon ever’

The riders make their way from Millau to Lavaurides during the seventh stage of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish rider misses early breakaway and loses green jersey on Stage 7

 Ireland’s Nicolas Roche celebrates his combativity prize at the end of stage 6  of the  Tour de France between Le Teil and Mont Aigoual. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/AFP via Getty Images

Sam Bennett stretches green jersey advantage over Peter Sagan to 12 points

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett celebrates his green jersey  on the podium at the end of atage 5 of the Tour de France. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP via Getty Images

Irish rider’s elation tempered by fact team-mate Julian Alaphilippe was stripped of yellow

David Gough took charge of the Meath  senior football championship match between Gaeil Colmcille and Dunshaughlin on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gough points to success of Cúl Camps in return of Gaelic games

Ireland’s Nicholas Roche (centre) in action during stage four of the  Tour de France from Sisteron to Orcieres-Merlette. Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Irish rider gains four places to move up to 24th in General Classification

Ballygunner joint captains Barry Coughlan and Philip Mahony lift the trophy after victory in the Waterford SHC Final over Passage at  Walsh Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ballygunner joint captain says experience was key to seventh successive Waterford title

Australia’s Caleb Ewan  crosses the finish line ahead of Ireland’s Sam Bennett (left) during the third stage of the of the Tour de France between Nice and Sisteron. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/AFP via Getty Images

Irish rider looked set to break his Tour de France duck until the final few metres

Phil Healy winning the women’s 200m final at the national track & field championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sean Tobin claims first national title over 10,000m at national track and field championships

Dan Martin of Ireland, Tiesj Benoot of Belgium and Stefan Kung of Switzerland during Stage 2 of the Tour de France on Sunday. Photograph: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Tour de France: Dan Martin and Sam Bennett finish Stage 2 with much time in arrears

 Ireland’s Sam Bennett is helped by staff members after a crash during the first stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Irishman finishes fourth as veteran Alexander Kristoff wins tense first stage

Riders collecting  themselves after a crash during a stage  of the  Tour de France. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

A September Tour is poised for some violent embraces between rider and road

Sam Bennett celebrates after crossing the line in the third stage the Tour De Wallonie on August 18h. Photograph: David Stockman/Getty

Sam Bennett, Dan Martin and Nicolas Roche all head into race with serious Tour pedigree

Stephen Roche in the yellow jersey during the 1987 Tour de France. Photograph:  Nutan/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Trio of Irish riders looking to wear yellow jersey for first time since 1987

San Bennett: “I know we’ve a fantastic team for this race, and we should able to have a good shot in a lot of stages here.”

Irish rider will be looking for fast start around familiar roads in Nice

Mark English has lost his appeal against exclusion from this weekend’s National Track and Field Championships at Santry. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Donegal runner was was seeking a record eighth Irish outdoor title and 15th overall

Ciara Mageean: “I’m in a very fortunate position that financially my sport is supporting me, and I don’t have to go and work to be able to compete and to feed myself.” Photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Stockholm Diamond League proves her track speed not down to racing spikes alone

An empty Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A UK-based analytics company has modelled the safe return of spectators

Kellie Harrington has said she would consider turning professional providing the money was ‘very, very good.’ Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Irish boxer would consider turning professional providing the money is ‘very good’

Michael Darragh Macauley in action for Ballyboden St Enda’s against St Vincent’s during a Dublin SFC Championship match at Páirc Naomh Uinsionn. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin star is back playing with club Ballyboden after recovering from injury

Micheál Martin has insisted he wants the 2020 All-Ireland Championships to go ahead. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA

Taoiseach says ‘I think it would be a symbol that the country is fighting this virus’

The lockdown period at the start of the summer helped facilitate Michael Darragh Macauley’s recovery from injury. File photograph: Inpho

Dublin midfielder believes a championship behind closed doors is better than nothing

Paul Robinson, left, crosses the finish line to win the Men’s 1,500m, just ahead of Sean Tobin,  during Day Two of the Irish Life Health National Track and Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Athletics news: Amy O’Donoghue wins her first 1,500m title at championships in Santry

 Daniel Martin is set to win his fitness race to feature in the Tour de France. File photograph: Getty Images

He withdrew from the Criterium du Dauphine with a fractured bone in his back

The women’s 1500m event at the Diamond League Athletics meeting in Stockholm. Photograph: Getty Images

She couldn’t find the form that has seen her set records over 800m and 1,000m

Nadia Power will not run in the  National Track and Field Championships at Santry due to self-isolation requirements laid down by Athletics Ireland. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Athletes will miss out despite travelling to green list countries to compete recently

Ciarán Ó Lionáird in action during the Morton Mile in 2014. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ian O’Riordan: Ciarán Ó Lionáird feels almost like he is sitting out a six-month ban

File photo of Ciara Mageean from the Athlone International Athletics Grand Prix in February. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Co Down runner broke national 1,000m record with ease at Diamond League meeting

 Daniel Martin of Ireland and Team Israel Start-Up Nation has broken a bone in his back. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish cyclist out of Dauphiné and in a race against time for the Tour in two weeks

 Ciara Mageean  has a 1,000m best of 2:38.89, four seconds outside the Irish record.

Mageean will have Sonia O’Sullivan’s 1,000m record in her sights in Monaco

Irish Times journalist Ian O’Riordan runs the Beijing Olympic marathon route before the Games in 2008. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Many say your first marathon attempt will always be your best and that can be true

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern scores a point against Kilkenny last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern claims people used to be a bit ‘complacent’ about jobs

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