Q Radio Sport
The Ulster Rugby team could be back in action this summer.
Irish Rugby officials want to stage inter-provincial games behind closed doors at Dublin's Aviva Stadium in August.
It's part of a plan to complete the current Pro14 league season.
@UlsterRugby could be back in action in August - with @AVIVAStadium hosting behind-closed-doors inter-provincial games as part of the completion of the 2019/20 @PRO14Official season. Full details👇 https://t.co/9GqiFxImEB— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 22, 2020
Ulster back row forward Jordi Murphy has told Q Radio he can't wait to play again:
The 29-year-old has also commented on the prospect of matches without fans:
Murphy is welcoming the arrival of two new international half-backs -
his former Ireland and Leinster teammate, out-half Ian Madigan, and Alby Mathewson, the ex-All Black scrum-half:
Meanwhile, football officials here haven't given up on finishing the current season:
June 30th deadline set for plan to finish Irish League season.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 22, 2020
NIFL statement in full: pic.twitter.com/Y4SWWnaPIi
But there's also a warning from the ruling body about breaking lockdown rules:
@OfficialIrishFA - "No playing or training should be taking place at this moment in time. We are aware of pockets of activity where individuals and small groups are convening to do this....but we urge people to refrain.”— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 22, 2020
Full statement: https://t.co/PWegdIuWA8