PDC Home Tour: We look back after Nathan Aspinall was crowned champion

So there it goes, the PDC Home Tour. A 43-night jamboree that crowned Nathan Aspinall as its champion on Friday night, featured a nine-darter from a kitchen just outside Birmingham, internet struggles on the Isle of Wight and a national appeal for a better Wi-Fi connection for Gary Anderson. Lockdown has confined most people to […]

Emma Kelly hoping to extend 22-year county career

There is a chance that the coronavirus pandemic could prematurely end the longest current inter-county football career, but after first kicking a ball for Derry aged 13, 22 years later Antrim’s Emma Kelly is still reluctant to walk away from the game she loves. Belfast-based Kelly works as Sport4Development facilitator with Community Sports Network, but […]

GAA hoping to have crowds at championship games in 2020

John Horan says the GAA are still holding out hope of crowds to attend championship games in 2020. The association unveiled their return-to-play roadmap on Friday evening, with the All-Ireland Championship set to begin in October. “It would be our hope to have attendances at games,” said the GAA president. “It may mean we would […]

PDC Home Tour: Nathan Aspinall edges Gary Anderson to take title

Nathan Aspinall produced a perfect evening’s work to win all three matches, including a thriller against Gary Anderson, to earn the PDC Home Tour title. The UK Open and US Darts Masters champion beat Jelle Klaasen, Jonny Clayton and Anderson to record three wins from three on the final night of the PDC’s innovative Home […]

Ulster XV: Who would make the northern province’s Railway Cup team?

We begin our ‘virtual Railway Cup’ series with Ulster. Each week, we look at a different province, pondering which players would make the starting line-up if the Railway Cup was taking place in 2020. Does the Railway Cup have a future? Goalkeeper: Rory Beggan It was a tight call between Beggan, Shaun Patton and Niall […]

CAS to hear Alberto Salazar’s appeal against doping suspension in November

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has said it will hear banned track coach Alberto Salazar’s appeal to overturn his four-year doping suspension in November. American Salazar, who coached some of the world’s top distance runners including British Olympic and world champion Mo Farah, was banned by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in October […]