Your guide to 2016 sporting events of Irish interest
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Your guide to 2016 sporting events of Irish interest

Calling all Irish sports fans, you may as well bookmark this webpage - you're going to be needing it throughout 2016.

Here's your comprehensive guide to 2016 sporting events of Irish interest...

JANUARY

Jan 15 – Handball: European Men's Handball Championship begins, Poland
Jan 31 – Handball: European Men's Handball Championship ends, Poland
Jan 24 – Boxing: 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships begins, Jejju, Korea

FEBRUARY

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Feb 6 – Boxing: 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships ends, Jejju, Korea
Feb 7 – Rugby: Ireland v Wales, Six Nations, Aviva Stadium.
Feb 13 – Rugby: France v Ireland, Six Nations, Stade de France
Feb 13 – Gaelic football: AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Finals
Feb 27 – Rugby: England v Ireland, Six Nations, Twickenham
Feb 27 – Boxing: Carl Frampton v Scott Quigg, super-bantamweight bout, Manchester Arena

MARCH

March 2 – Cycling: World Track Championships, London
March 3 – Golf: 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship begins, Doral, Florida
March 6 – Cycling: World Track Championships ends, London
March 6 – Golf: 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship ends, Doral, Florida
March 9 – Cricket: Ireland v Oman, 2016 ICC World Twenty20, Dharamsala
March 11 – Athletics: 2016 World University Cross Country Championships begins, Cassino, Italy
March 11 – Cricket: Bangladesh v Ireland, 2016 ICC World Twenty20, Dharamsala
March 12 – Rugby: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations, Aviva Stadium
March 12 – Rugby: London Irish v Saracens, Aviva Premiership, New York
March 13 – Athletics: 2016 World University Cross Country Championships ends, Cassino, Italy
March 13 – Cricket: Ireland v Netherlands, 2016 ICC World Twenty20, Dharamsala
March 15 – Racing: Cheltenham Festival begins Round 16
March 17 – Gaelic football: AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin
March 18 – Racing: Cheltenham Festival ends
March 18 – Cricket: New Zealand v Ireland, 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20, Mumbai
March 19 – Rugby: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations, Aviva Stadium
March 20 – Cricket: Sri Lanka v Ireland, 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20, Mohali
March 23 – Cricket: South Africa v Ireland, 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20, Chennai
March 26 – Cricket: Australia v Ireland, 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20, New Delhi

APRIL

April 3 – Cricket: Men and Women's 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournaments end
April 7 – Golf: 2016 Masters Tournament begins, Augusta, Georgia
April 9 – Racing: Grand National, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
April 10 – Golf: 2016 Masters Tournament ends, Augusta, Georgia

MAY

May 6 – Cycling: 2016 Giro d'Italia begins, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
May 13 – Rugby: Challenge Cup Final, Grand Stade de Lyon, France
May 14 – Rugby: Champions Cup Final, Grand Stade de Lyon, France
May 26 – Golf: 2016 BMW PGA Championship begins, Surrey, England
May 29 – Cycling: 2016 Giro d'Italia begins ends, Cuneo, Torino
May 29 – Golf: 2016 BMW PGA Championship ends, Surrey, England

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JUNE

June 10 – Football: Euro 2016 begins, Saint-Denis, France
June 13 – Football: Ireland v Sweden, Euro 2016, Paris
June 16 – Golf: US Open begins, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
June 18 – Football: Ireland v Belgium, Euro 2016, Bordeux
June 19 – Golf: US Open ends, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
June 22 – Football: Ireland v Italy, Euro 2016, Lille
June 30 – Golf: 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational begins, Firestone, Ohio

JULY

July 2 – Cycling: 2016 Tour de France begins, Manche, France
July 3 – Golf: 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational ends, Firestone, Ohio
July 5 – Athletics: 2016 European Athletics Championships begin, Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 7 – Golf: 2016 US Women's Open begins, San Martin, California
July 10 – Football: Euro 2016 Final, Saint-Denis, France
July 10 – Athletics: 2016 European Athletics Championships end, Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 10 – Golf: 2016 US Women's Open ends, San Martin, California
July 14 – Athletics: 2016 World Youth A Modern Pentathlon Championships begin, Ireland
July 14 – Golf: British Open begins, Royal Troon Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland
July 17 – Golf: British Open ends, Royal Troon Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland
July 18 – Athletics: 2016 World Youth A Modern Pentathlon Championships end, Ireland
July 24 – Cycling: 2016 Tour de France ends, Paris, France

AUGUST

Aug 5 – Athletics: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, the Maracana, Rio
Aug 6 – Athletics: Boxing begins at Olympic Games, Riocentro

SEPTEMBER

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Sept 4 – Hurling: All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final, Croke Park, Dublin
Sep 7 – Multi-sports: Paralympic Games begin, Rio, Brazil
Sept 18 – Gaelic Football: All-Ireland Football Final, Croke Park, Dublin
Sep 7 – Multi-sports: Paralympic Games end, Rio, Brazil
Sept 30 – Golf: Ryder Cup begins, Hazeltine, Minnesota

OCTOBER

Oct 2 – Golf: Ryder Cup finishes, Hazeltine, Minnesota
Oct 3 – Boxing: 2016 World University Boxing Championships begins, Thailand
Oct 8 – Boxing: 2016 World University Boxing Championships ends, Thailand
Oct 27 – Golf: 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions begins, Shanghai, China
Oct 30 – Golf: 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions ends, Shanghai, China

NOVEMBER

Nov 6 – Athletics: 2016 New York City Marathon, New York, US
Nov 14 – Boxing: 2016 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships begins, Russia
Nov 27 – Boxing: 2016 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships ends, Russia

DECEMBER

Dec 6 – Swimming: 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) begins, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Dec 11 – Swimming: 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) ends, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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