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Definitive rules, anyone?

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This afternoon.

It has been announced that the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

The Paralympic Games Tokyo all take place from August 24 to September 5, 2021.

The announcement followed a conference call between the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan.

It follows the announcement last week that the games would be postponed.

IOC, IPC, Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Tokyo Metropolitan Government announce new dates for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (

This afternoon.

Cheltenham Racecourse,  Gloucestershire, England.


Cheltenham Festival has been branded a ‘ticking timebomb’ and after bosses made the decision to go ahead with the four day event despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Up to 70,000 spectators are expected to attend the first day of the annual horse racing festival with fans travelling from across Britain to the Gloucestershire course

Tens of thousands of revellers pack Cheltenham as critics warn it’s ‘a ticking timebomb’ (Mail Online)

Pics via Heart West News

This morning.

Via Mail Online:

The Six Nations committee has decided to postpone the last day of matches until Halloween as concerns ramp up around the coronavirus.

Federations met on Monday morningThe games affected include Wales v Scotland and France v Ireland, and follows the disruption of Ireland’s clash against Italy and England’s trip to face the Italians in Rome.

The entire final round of Six Nations matches ‘could be postponed’ and will not be played until a Hallowe’en ‘Super Saturday’ on October 31’….


Diarmuid ‘Gizzy’ Lyng

Staying in Thursday?

Laochra Gael [Heroes of the Gaels) on TG4.

Linda Ní Ghríofa writes:

Diarmuid “Gizzy” Lyng was captain and leader of a Wexford team that performed heroics in their efforts to overcome Kilkenny, the greatest team of all time.

Then, at the height of his powers, he was struck down by a mysterious illness. He was forced to give up hurling and it seemed that life was falling apart.

Diarmuid travelled the world in search of physical and mental recovery. And it was in West Kerry, a place close to his heart that he finally found release.

Laochra Gael: Gizzy  at 9.30pm on TG4.

Pic: TG4


From 7pm.

At The Well in Stephen’s Green (the old Dandelion club), Dublin 2.

The Umbrella Foundation is hosting Brawl For Nepal, a night of amateur boxing in aid of children in Nepal who have been trafficked or displaced.

After weeks of training, more than 20 amateur boxers will take to the ring.

Top of the bill is the bout between Nicole ‘ Notorious’ Joyce and  Karen ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Deane.


Tickets are €20 and can be bought here

Brawl For Nepal

Thanks Nicole


“We regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to postpone Brawl for Nepal due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ireland. It will be rescheduled once events have calmed down and we have a clearer picture of the situation.

…All tickets will remain valid and can be used at the rescheduled event.
Please email or call Darren on 0838341070 to enquire about a refund.”

Read update in full here

Niall Quinn

On The Late Late Show…

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Former Republic of Ireland striker and Sunderland Chair Niall Quinn will tell Ryan about his new role trying to revamp the FAI…

In her first interview since becoming a mother to baby Sophia, former Miss World Rosanna Davison joins Ryan to discuss her surrogacy journey…

As Mullingar impressionist Conor Moore prepares to launch his own show in the US, he joins Ryan to chat about working with some of the biggest golf stars in the world…

With the Press Photographer of the Year Awards taking place tomorrow night, we will take a look at some of this year’s fantastic images from Ireland’s press photographers.

Andrew Fitzsimons, the Dubliner who climbed the ranks on the hair and beauty scene in Hollywood joins Ryan to discuss his star-studded line of work….

Plus, we will be joined by people featuring in an upcoming documentary which centres around Homeless Street Football and the Homeless World Cup.

Cry Monster Cry will be in studio to perform.

 The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.