Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Central Sparks’ Emily Arlott takes hat-trick in win over Southern Vipers

Emily Arlott took four wickets in an over – including a hat-trick – as Central Sparks thrashed defending champions Southern Vipers by 120 runs to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. The 23-year-old seamer trapped Maia Bouchier (1) on the crease with the first ball of her fourth over before claiming her hat-trick with

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GAA confirms return of supporters: Up to 200 fans can attend intercounty matches from June 7

The GAA has confirmed that up to 200 people can attend GAA matches in Ireland from June 7 onwards. This follows the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions by the Irish government. The figure of 200 will be in addition to essential personnel, including players, stewards, media attendees, etc. Currently north of the border, 500 fans are permitted to attend matches

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Tokyo 2020: Jade Jones spearheads Team GB’s five-fighter taekwondo squad for Olympics

Double Olympic champion Jade Jones will spearhead Team GB’s five-fighter taekwondo squad at the forthcoming Games in Tokyo. The 28-year-old from Wales is seeking a third successive gold in the -57kg category following triumphs at London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016. Bianca Walkden, who won bronze in Brazil four years ago, and fellow returning Olympian Mahama Cho have also

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Camogie: Six counties confirmed for league knockout stages after wins for Kilkenny, Cork and Galway

Cork confirmed their place in the final Littlewoods Camogie League Division 1 sextet in the following their 3-15 to 1-13 triumph over 14-woman Waterford at Walsh Park. The table-toppers will be joined from Group 2 by Tipperary, who had done enough by defeating the Déise in the previous round. The other two ties served only to determine the finishing positions

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Clare GAA back senior hurling manager Brian Lohan in row with Wexford over Covid-19 contact-tracing

Clare GAA have released a statement backing their senior hurling manager Brian Lohan following his comments at the weekend. Lohan alleged that the Wexford players who tested positive for Covid-19 had worked with the HSE to identify close contacts. On Monday morning, the Yellowbellies’ county board issued a statement branding the statement as ‘factually incorrect’. O’Connor: Baffling contact-tracing saga raises

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GAA weekend talking points: Kerry don’t lie down, advantage rule issues, and hurling’s goal drought

What did we learn on the third weekend of intercounty GAA action this year? Kerry finish with a flourish to lay down an early marker for the summer When Dublin patiently worked Cormac Costello’s point to open the second-half scoring, they denied the Kingdom a chance to get their hands on the ball for almost five minutes and looked in

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Australia ball-tampering: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitch Starc and Nathan Lyon deny knowledge of sandpaper plan

Australia bowlers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon have reiterated they knew nothing about a plan to tamper with the ball using sandpaper during a 2018 Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. The incident, which plunged Australian cricket into crisis with the suspension of former captain Steve Smith, deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft,

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