Leinster Senior Hurling Semi-Final: Galway 0-33 Offaly 1-11

first_imgGalway v Offaly leinster senior hurling championship semi final 2017 in Portlaoise. Picture: Joe Keane Galway booked their place in the Leinster Senior Hurling Final with a comprehensive 0-33 to 1-11 win over Offaly in O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Commentary from Sean Walsh, Conor Hayes and Niall Canavancenter_img Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/LEINSTER%20SENIOR%20HURLING%20SEMI%20FINAL%202017%20GALWAY%20V%20OFFALY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Galway will play Wexford in the Leinster Senior Hurling Final on Sunday 9th July in Croke Park at 4pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

A Very Successful Day For Colaiste Iognaid At The Galway Regatta

first_imgThe Junior 16 Eight were: Aoibhinn Mc Phillips (Cox), Isabella Gannon (Stk), Elise Carney Frazier, Ellen Ford, Amy O’Gorman, Kate Hume, Lanah Acton, Emma Ryder and Rachel Dempsey (Bow).The Jes Scullers won the Women’s Junior 18 in Caoileann Nic Donncha, Junior 16 in Amy O’Gorman and Junior 15 in Kate Hume.In addition the Jes Boys won the Junior 18 Men’s coxed four. They were: Niall Martin (Cox), Sam Reidy (Stk), Mark Ryder, Caoimhin Conway and Thomas Hume (Bow) and the Junior 14 Double Scull with Tom Maye and Felix O’Neill.A great day for the Jes was topped off with further wins in the girls Junior 16, 15 and 14 Coxed Quads crews and they are as follows:Under 16: Kate Ryan (Cox), Isabella Gannon (Stk), Ellen Ford, Kate Hume and Amy O’GormanUnder 15 crew: Charlotte Conneely (Cox), Tara O’Neill (Stk), Rachel Dempsey, Sadbh Mannion and Sarah Trench;Under 14 crew Aoibhinn Mc Phillips (Cox), Molly Molloy (Stk), Ella O’Flynn, Caoimhe Thornton and Emma Madden.And also wins in the girls Junior 16 and junior 15 Double ScullsUnder 16 crew: Lanah Acton and Amy O’GormanUnder 15 crew Sarah Trench and Charlotte Conneely.This was great result for the Jes Rowing and is a tribute to all rowers, coaches and supporters with thirteen outright events won.The club are now looking forward to the Cork Regatta next weekend.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Girls Junior 18 Eights were: Aoibheann Mc Phillips (Cox),  Isabella Gannon (Stk), Elise Carney Frazier, Caoileann Nic Donncha, Ciara Walsh, Roisin Gavin, Roisin McGrath, Ellen Forde and Hazel McNamara (Bow). Colaiste Iognaid Rowing Club i.e Jes Rowing Club  had a very successful day at Galway Regatta winning three eights events including the famous Anderson Trophy for Junior 18 Mens eights and the Jes Girls crews won the Junior 18 Eights.last_img read more

Spurs star Dele Alli says he’s not a diver and hits back at cheat claims

first_imgDELE ALLI has dismissed claims that he dives.The Spurs and England star denied allegations he goes to ground too easily in a bid to win free-kicks and penalties.6 Tottenham and England ace Dele Alli has been booked and accused of divingCredit: Getty Images – GettyDele, 21, said: “No one wants to be labelled as a cheat.  They are just opinions and everyone’s is different.“I get into the box and around the box a lot and I’m an attacking player so I get fouled a lot.”That’s the beauty of football. It’s the beauty of football. It’s all about opinions, but the main ones that matters to me are my family’s and coaches’.“I’m confident in what I believe in, what they believe in and what the manager sees.”6 Tottenham ace Dele Alli was accused of diving at Crystal PalaceCredit: Getty – Contributor6 Spurs and England ace Dele Alli has insisted he is not a diverCredit: Reuters6 Dele Alli was booked for third time against Liverpool for divingCredit: EPADele was booked for simulation in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool in February.He was then accused of diving in Spurs’ 1-0 win at Crystal Palace three weeks later.ON TOT OF THE WORLD Dele Alli hailed by Mauricio Pochettino as best player on the planet aged 21 or underHe admitted: “There are some that look bad. But it’s different when you are in the action.“The one at Crystal Palace, that’s the one I saw a lot of reaction to, I was running through and, at the time, all was going through my head was that I didn’t want to step on the keeper.“But when you watch it back and people start saying stuff, it can look a lot different.”6 Dele Alli was at the launch of a new community football league project, run in conjunction with the Met Police and Haringey CouncilCredit: Getty – Contributor6 Dele Alli is working with a project aimed at getting teens off the streets and out of gangsCredit: Getty – ContributorTottenham star Dele Alli gets booked for diving against LiverpoolDele, in his first newspaper interview since joining Tottenham three years ago, revealed boss Mauricio Pochettino has not spoken with him about diving.The star said: “It’s not something I really worry about and I don’t think about it too much, so we don’t have to talk about it. We haven’t had too many conversations about it.“He knows me as a person, just like my family do, so it’s not something we worry about.“Everyone can have their opinions and that’s good but as an individual it’s important you focus on the ones you believe are important to you.”How to win £1MILLION with Sun SixSUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million – just by correctly picking the results of six games.Here is how to get your mitts on the million:Make your picks – predict the scores from these six gamesEnter your details – quickly sign up to Sun Bets so we can contact youScore £1m – Watch the scores roll in and you can win £1mTop pundits IAN WRIGHT and DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM have made their picks for this week if you need a steer.And remember, you can claim a free £30 bet with Sun Bets when you sign up put a tenner on this weekend’s football here.Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli caught up in yet another diving storm at Crystal PalaceDELE ALLI was speaking at the launch of the Tottenham Hotspur Community Football League, a new initiative  by the club’s foundation, alongside Haringey Council and the Met Police, to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the borough.last_img read more

Defender Cameron Carter-Vickers joins Swansea on season-long loan deal

first_imgTOTTENHAM defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is heading back to the Championship after signing a season-long loan deal with Swansea City.The 20-year-old USA international spent the first half of last campaign at Sheffield United before switching to Ipswich Town for the remainder of the season.4 Cameron Carter-Vickers will spend the season on loan at Swansea CityCredit: Getty – ContributorThis summer he signed a new long-term contract with Spurs until 2021 but, with fierce competition for places in Mauricio Pochettino’s team, the club are happy for the young prospect to gain regular playing opportunities elsewhere.The defender was linked with a number of Championship clubs, with the loan window for English Football League clubs open until August 31.Swansea were on the lookout for defensive reinforcements after selling centre-backs Alfie Mawson, Federico Fernandez, Kyle Bartley and Jordi Amat this summer.And the Swans managed to land their target in Carter-Vickers.4 Carter-Vickers played for Sheffield United and Ipswich Town last seasonCredit: Getty – Contributor4 The USA international joined the Spurs academy as an 11-year-oldCredit: AFP or licensorsHe told the club’s website: “I am super excited. Swansea is a massive club and I can’t wait to get out training with the boys.“When I spoke to the manager [Graham Potter] he told me how they wanted to play.“I have watched them play a few times this season and you can see they play good football. I am looking forward to being part of that.”Carter-Vickers, who has played for his country four times, watched on as Swansea’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end on Saturday with defeat to Bristol City.Cameron Carter-Vickers has joined Swansea City on loan for the remainder of the season, subject to international clearance.Good luck, @cameroncv2. pic.twitter.com/uZNcPSsIuQ— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2018 4 The 20-year-old is not short of Championship experienceCredit: REUTERSMost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordPotter said: “It’s an area of the pitch that we need help in and competition because we’ve got Mike [van der Hoorn] and Joe [Rodon].”He [Carter-Vickers] has had experience in the Championship last year and the year before as well.”He’s been at Tottenham, he’s got some really good attributes that we can use and we’re looking forward to working with him and helping him improve. Hopefully he can help us.”Mauricio Pochettino believes that Tottenham can win at Old Trafford for the first time since under Tim Sherwood in 2014last_img read more

Arsenal leave it late, Boro beat Sunderland

first_imgArsenal kept alive their hopes of securing a 20th successive Champions League campaign by beating last year’s Premier League champions Leicester City 1-0 with a late own goal at The Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.Arsene Wenger’s side, who have now won four of their last five league and cup games, had most of the first-half possession but it was Leicester who carved out the best early chances, Jamie Vardy firing a first-time shot into the side-netting and then Riyad Mahrez forcing a superb save from Petr Cech.Kasper Schmeichel had to save smartly from Theo Walcott before Alexis Sanchez rattled the Leicester bar, and Granit Xhaka went close after the break with a deflected shot that Schmeichel just reached.But it was another deflected effort – by Nacho Monreal, in the 86th minute, that deflected off Robert Huth — that finally undid Leicester and earned Arsenal the three vital points.The result left Arsenal four points short of that crucial fourth Champions League spot. Leicester are six points above the relegation places, just 12 months after they won the league. Elsewhere, Middlesbrough gave themselves a lifeline and virtually condemned north-east rivals Sunderland to relegation with Marten de Roon’s early goal earning a 1-0 win.The Riverside Stadium basement battle was a torrid affair and De Roon settled it after eight minutes when he stabbed a shot through the legs of Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford.Second-bottom Boro hung on for their first league victory of 2017 to move to within six points of 17th placed Hull City.Sunderland are 12 points adrift of Hull with only five games remaining and their cause looking hopeless.last_img read more

Guyana to host 62nd CARPHA meeting

first_imgGuyana will next month be the host of the Caribbean Public Health Agency’s 62nd annual Health Research Conference under the theme “Climate Change, the Environment and Human Health”.The April 27-29 conference will provide an avenue to address the impacts of climate change and the environment on human health.  It will also offer discussions and networking opportunities for environmental health professionals, researchers, policymakers, students and others.The Public Health Ministry and environmental specialists from the Region and further afield will examine a raft of issues in the two fields during the conference.CARPHA’s Executive Director, Dr James Hospedales said last week that increases in vector-borne diseases, rising sea levels, prolonged periods of drought which pose a significant threat to human health and more frequent and intense storms and hurricanes in the Region are among some crucial agenda issues slated for the Georgetown conference.The key regional annual research event is slated for the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Kingston where an expert panel on climate and health specialists is also expected to present their findings on the implications of rising sea levels, the impact of climate change on food security and health, as well as the significance of tobacco use among Caribbean youth.The panel is also expected to unveil its ideas on other issues such as transgender health, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and the Zika Virus. The CARPHA conference is expected to “deliver a roadmap to chart the regional response to climate and health”, Dr Hospedales said.The Conference “also provides a training ground for young researchers”, Hospedales explained, adding that environmental health professionals, researchers, senior health officers and clinicians will be among regional and international delegates to attend the Health Research Conference.The Conference will host a series of events, including a grant writing and implementation; science workshop; a stakeholder policy dialogue; Training in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH); Training in indoor air quality, and a seminar on health diplomacy for Caribbean Chief Medical Officers (CMOs).Guyana’s CMO, Dr Shamdeo Persaud, said the Public Health Ministry was fully supportive of the event as it would zero in on diseases that are of serious concern to the country.He noted that Guyana’s tourism and health project, executed by CARPHA, will also be launched during the week of the Conference.  According to Persaud, the Agency will work with the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) to include hoteliers, and tour operators into a system of surveillance, which will include training in food safety and regulatory mechanisms.Persaud hopes locals in the health and environmental sectors would register and take full advantage of conference sessions.last_img read more

Australia pip Wales to RWC bronze

first_img0Shares0000AUCKLAND, New Zealand, October 21 – Australia finished the World Cup on a high with a bruising 21-18 third place playoff win over Wales at Eden Park here Friday.The Wallabies battled on after losing star backs Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale with first-half injuries to edge out the Welsh with magnificent defence after both teams scored two tries each. It was Australia’s first win at Eden Park since 1986, but not against their Bledisloe Cup rivals New Zealand, who take on France at their fortress in Sunday’s final.Both teams managed a final effort after shattering semi-final defeats last weekend, the Wallabies going down 20-6 to the All Blacks, while the Welsh lost 9-8 to France after playing with 14 men for the last hour.This victory meant two-time champions Australia won their first bronze at the World Cup after losing 22-21 to Wales in the playoff for third place at the inaugural 1987 tournament in New Zealand.“We came to the tournament to win obviously but we weren’t good enough by some distance against New Zealand,” said Australia coach Robbie Deans.“It’s not easy, the blokes were pretty disappointed, it (the third place playoff) is not the match of their preference.“But, having said that, it’s still an opportunity to represent your country and you saw tonight from both sides the pride they have in that.”Wales, also coached by a New Zealander in Warren Gatland, were without suspended captain Sam Warburton following his sending off against France for a dangerous ‘tip tackle’ on Vincent Clerc.But, for the second match in a row, Wales also missed injured fly-half Rhys Priestland with wayward goalkicks, as they had against France, costing them dear.“I think you’ve got to be pretty proud of what we’ve done in this tournament but take nothing away from Australia, they deserved to win,” said Gatland.“At this level you’ve got to kick your goals. We didn’t do that and we’ve come up three points short.”Australia’s Berrick Barnes, who shifted into the fly-half slot following Cooper’s injury in the 22nd minute, delivered a masterly performance and was named man-of-the-match.New Zealand-born Cooper, booed every time he touched the ball, was having one of his better games in a erratic tournament before he collapsed to the ground, clutching his right knee, while running the ball inside the Welsh quarter.The Wallaby fly-half was led from the ground, his tournament over, but this time to applause from the crowd.Beale had earlier lasted just nine minutes before re-aggravating a hamstring injury that saw him miss the semi-final.Cooper had set-up the opening try in the 12th minute, his pass splitting Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies and allowing Barnes to stroll over untouched for what became a 7-0 lead when James O’Connor converted.Prop James Slipper was penalised in the scrum for James Hook to kick a penalty for Wales.Hook then badly missed an easy penalty attempt five minutes after the restart.Australia lock Nathan Sharpe’s 100th Test match finished six minutes into the second half interval after he had bravely soldiered on from knee trouble in the opening five minutes.Wales hit the front with a fortuitous Shane Williams try in the 49th minute off what appeared to be a forward pass from Hook but English referee Wayne Barnes waved play on.Hook’s pass was toed ahead by wing Williams who regathered to dot down in the left corner.But the Wallabies hit back with two quick O’Connor penalties off ruck infringements to lead by five points as the Welsh found it difficult to breach the resolute Australia defence.Berrick Barnes, running the show for the Wallabies, potted a drop goal to put his team 16-8 ahead with 12 minutes left.Substitute fly-half Stephen Jones kept Wales alive with a 71st minute penalty.But the Wallabies finished the better with No 8 Ben McCalman surging over for their second try four minutes from time.Wales managed a converted try to full-back Leigh Halfpenny in injury time but all it did was reduce the Wallabies’ victory margin.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Opinion: What’s the point of a deadline if clubs can move it at will?

first_img1 This column appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on twitter @sportmagukHow many times did you count Jim White – a man who has somehow made a career out of shouting at a camera while looking at his phone – scream that 11pm was fast approaching on Monday night? I made the total figure 80,000, although in my yellow tie-related daze I may have got that confused with the weekly wage Danny Welbeck is rumoured to have been on at Manchester United. Eighty grand a week to be an excellent athlete who struggles when presented with a football. Blimey.Either way, I spent most of Monday pretty convinced that 11pm was definitely a time that mattered. Sky Sports News HQ even had a fancy graphic (coloured yellow) telling me so, presumably in case you couldn’t hear what Jim and the rest of the crew were yelling at us.This was the deadline. Everything had to be sorted by then. No transfers would be sanctioned unless everything was signed and sealed by 11pm. ELEVEN PM!So why does the BBC Sport website, which helpfully listed all transfers finalised on deadline day in time order, have no fewer than 22 moves (including loans) timed after 11pm?Why was Radamel Falcao’s loan move to Manchester United from Monaco, first revealed at the dawn of time – nothing existed before transfer deadline day, right? – somehow put through at 1.31am? The aforementioned Welbeck’s £16m move from United to Arsenal appears to have been finalised at 12.58am (after Arsenal appealed for and were granted an extension to the 11pm deadline), while the on-off-on-off-on deal to take Tom Cleverley from United to Aston Villa somehow managed to find its way into Tuesday afternoon. Confused? Me too.Further investigation reveals a variety of different deadlines for different stages of transfers, with the brilliantly nebulous ‘paperwork’ referenced all over the place.Whether that ‘paperwork’ refers to actual legal documents or a scrap of paper featuring Cleverley’s name and a doodle of a donkey isn’t overly clear – but what it does reveal is that 11pm isn’t really the final deadline of anything.It would be hyperbolic of me to claim to feel cheated by this load of nonsense – I spent much of the evening watching tennis and had long since turned over to Family Guy by the time ELEVEN PM! came around – but it does underline that the deadline only seems to apply to those deals finalised before it. If the Premier League are happy to sanction transfers taking place after the deadline, then why not just extend the deadline even further?Or, better still, have no bloody deadline at all. Radamel Falcao’s move to Manchester United was completed after the supposed deadline last_img read more

Man United team news v Watford: Memphis Depay STARTS, Matteo Darmian BENCHED

first_img1 Under-fire Manchester United forward Memphis Depay has been named in the starting line-up for the Red Devils’ early kick-off against Watford, while full-back Matteo Darmian has been relegated to the bench.Dutch speedster Depay began his United career in fine form following his summer move from PSV, but his form has since dropped off and has been the target of angry fans as well as his manager.Louis van Gaal admitted in his pre-match press conference this week that he expects more from the 21-year-old, who scored 22 goals for PSV last season, and it seems he has given Depay the chance to prove himself against the Hornets.Injuries have forced Van Gaal to reshuffle his side for Saturday afternoon’s visit to Vicarage Road, with both Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial among those ruled out after picking up knocks in the international break.It means 22-year-old starlet Jesse Lingard remains in the side and starts for the third straight game, while Darmian – a firm fan favourite at Old Trafford – has been dropped to the bench, with Ashley Young seemingly taking his place at right-back.Check out the full team line-ups for Watford v Manchester United below!Watford: Gomes, Nyom, Cathcart, Capoue, Britos, Anya, Watson, Jurado, Abdi, Ighalo, Deeney. Subs: Oulare, Paredes, Ake, Guedioura, Ibarbo, Diamanti, Arlauskis.Man United: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Young, Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin, Mata, Ander Herrera, Lingard, Depay. Subs: Rojo, Romero, McNair, Darmian, Rashford, Andreas Pereira, Goss. Memphis Depay last_img read more

Five things Arsenal must do to win the Premier League

first_img 5 Believe they can win the title – Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League since 2004 and if they are to achieve that again then they must believe they can. Of their squad, only Danny Welbeck and Petr Cech know what it takes to lift the title, while Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez have both won La Liga. This means the current squad is fairly green in terms of winning titles and their mindset going into the final months of the season will be crucial to whether or not they are successful come May. Arsenal are going into 2016 as the Premier League leaders and are second favourites to lift their first title since 2004.Dazzling displays against Manchester United and Manchester City have proven the Gunners are able to stomach it in the big games in comparison to previous seasons where they have just rolled over submissively.Mesut Ozil has arguably been the best player in the league so far and the likes of Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny are playing well enough to not have Gunners crying out for the return of Alexis Sanchez.Following the commanding win over Manchester City they were installed as title favourites but after stalling during the 4-0 defeat to Southampton, reality bit hard and highlighted the frailties within this Arsenal side.So what do Arsenal and Arsene Wenger need to do to ensure they do not falter again as they chase that elusive fourth Premier League title?Click the arrow above, right, to see what five things they must do to stay at the top.  5 5 5 Keep the faith in Aaron Ramsey in central midfield – Ramsey has spent much of this season exiled out to the right of the attack due to injuries to the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott. However, as a result of further injuries, he has moved to his preferred position in the middle of the park. Ramsey is the best box-to-box midfielder in the league and while the partnership of Cazorla and Coquelin has been fruitful, the Welshman’s energy and contributions to both the attacking and defensive efforts are something neither player can replicate. Invest in a holding midfielder and a striker in January – The main criticism of Wenger is his reluctance to dip into the Arsenal transfer kitty to sign a top class player. While admitting he will be ‘very busy’ during the January window, he must invest wisely, with a holding midfielder and a striker a priority. Both Coquelin and Olivier Giroud have been in good form but quality cover is needed to keep the positive results coming. 5 Keep everyone fit – Click the right arrow above for more ways Arsenal can bolster their Premier League title bid… – Arsenal have a long history of injuries disrupting their season, such as in 2013/14 when Aaron Ramsey’s hamstring injury caused havoc to the Gunners midfield and eventually led to them surrendering their lead at the top of the table. Alexis Sanchez, Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin have all been victims of burnout already this season as a result of being forced to play every game. They must get the likes of Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere fit to ease the burden on the rest of the squad. Wrap Mesut Ozil in cotton wool – Ozil has been phenomenal this season, laying on 16 assists and scoring three goals in 19 games. Despite criticisms in previous campaigns, the German has finally been given a long run in his favoured No. 10 position. As long as Ozil is in the side, there is always a chance the Gunners will score and therefore he needs to be managed correctly and not fall victim to the Arsenal injury curse.last_img read more