After sport returned to televisions last weekend with soccer in Germany and golf in the US, we look at what we can expect on our screens in the coming months.


No inter-county matches will take place before October, unless there is a dramatic change in policy from the Association.

The National League looks unlikely to be concluded so any Championship games that do take place will be covered by RTÉ and Sky Sports.


Ireland: A four-team tournament could begin in July involving Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Derry City. No further details have emerged. If the league restarts, there could be as few as 14 rounds of matches and a new type of scheduling. RTÉ and Eir Sport have the rights and a potential new streaming service could see every match broadcast but it has yet to be finalised.  

England: The desperate scramble to resume the top flight in England continues. Teams will resume training tomorrow. The Times reports that if it does return in June, the BBC could be in line to broadcast five matches as part of a new rights agreement.

Germany: The Bundesliga returned at the weekend with games on BT Sport, including Bundesliga II.  They are largely sticking to their usual time slots and have a game tonight as well as Friday to Sunday.

Spain: A date of 12 June has been set and clubs were back in group training today. Barcelona's World Player of the Year Lionel Messi says he is comfortable with returning to play again. Matches will be broadcast on LaLigaTV and FreeSports (Premier Sports package).

Italy: Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte granted permission for training to resume today. BT Sport will bring it to Irish screens upon return. 

France: The season is over with PSG champions so planning is in place for next season. 

Australia: A-League teams are set to return in June and will aim to finish by August. BT Sport will again be the channel for this.


There is still hope of completing the Pro14.  A play-off system of interprovincial matches in Ireland, inter-regional games in Wales and Scotland - could pave the way to a final later in the year, if rugby gets the green light to proceed. Eir and TG4 would broadcast any potential games in Ireland.

There is some respite for fans with the news that the NRL season in Australia will start on 28 May. Matches will be broadcast on Sky Sports

The French Top 14 has been cancelled.

On the international front, the summer internationals were scrapped including Ireland's tour of Australia. The November internationals remain the games to save as the potential cost to the IRFU is up to €60m. RTÉ hold rights to November games. Channel 4 hold the UK rights.


The Irish racing calendar has been put in place. RTÉ were due to broadcast up to 27 days of racing this year. The 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas will take place at The Curragh on 12-13 June live on RTÉ Racing.

The Irish Oaks (18 July) and Irish Champions weekend (12-13 September) are also locked in.

Racing in England is due to resume in June, with daily broadcasts on Sky Sports Racing and Racing TV.

Virgin Media will broadcast the English 2000 Guineas and 1000 Guineas in the first week of June.

Royal Ascot will also take place from 16 June. The Derby and Oaks are due to take place on 4 July.


The ATP will not begin until August at the earlier, but there is hope for one or two majors.

Wimbledon has been cancelled but the French Open could take place in September to October, while the US Open venue and date remains undecided. Eurosport and Amazon Prime (US Open) will be the main partners of the remaining majors.


Golf in Europe will resume with the British Masters on 30 July on Sky Sports.

Last night’s charity event involving Rory McIlroy (below) has paved the way for a return to proper competition, with the Charles Schwab Challenge on 11 June to restart the PGA Tour behind closed doors. That will be broadcast on Sky Sports.

The British Open has been cancelled but we could see three majors on Sky Sports later in the year.

The PGA Championship in August, the rescheduled US Open in September with the Masters, usually played in April, scheduled for November.

The Ryder Cup is set for 25 September on Sky Sports.


Formula 1 could return on 5 July on Sky Sports.


The Tour de France is set to take place from 29 August on Eurosport.


The NFL is set to start at its usual scheduled time in September on Sky Sports.


The UFC resumed behind closed doors (BT Sport) at the end of April. UFC 249 took place last weekend in Florida, though president Dana White has insisted future events will be held on an as yet unidentified 'Fight Island' by June.