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Conor McKeon


Professor McConkey says contact sport can't happen until virus is eliminated but there's some hope for golfers and sailors

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Members of Craddockstown Golf Club in Kildare enjoy a round of golf last month while adhering to the guidelines of social distancing. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Members of Craddockstown Golf Club in Kildare enjoy a round of golf last month while adhering to the guidelines of social distancing. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Members of Craddockstown Golf Club in Kildare enjoy a round of golf last month while adhering to the guidelines of social distancing. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

As the grim slow-reveal of a sport-less Irish summer continues, hope remains that some sporting action - even at recreational level - will commence in the short term.

According to a prominent medical expert, the news is better for golfers and single-handed sailors than it is for hurlers and footballers...

Conor McKeon: To what extent will sport in Ireland be affected by the expected easing of social restrictions over the coming weeks?