From Conor McKenna at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise 21 February, 2019 01:00 Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup final: St Mary's University College, Belfast 1-9 University College, Cork 0-16 FOURTEEN-MAN ST Mary’s were unable to repeat their 2017 Sigerson final heroics last night as they lost 0-16 to 1-9 to University College, Cork at O’Moore Park. The Belfast side were right in the mix heading into the final quarter but the loss of the influential Aaron Boyle to yellow and black cards in quick succession was a real blow to their hopes. UCC were the better side over the course of the game, though, as the Cork college lifted the title for the first time since 2014. They entered the game as strong favourites but once again St Mary’s paid little attention to the odds with Jarlath Og Burns continuing his good form with a fine display in midfield. When it came down to it, though, UCC possessed just a small bit more quality in the forward line, which ultimately was the deciding … [Read more...] about St Mary’s fall just short as UCC claim Sigerson Cup honours
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Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup final: St Mary’s University College, Belfast v University College, Cork (Wednesday, Portlaoise, 7.30pm, live on TG4 YouTube) ST Mary’s find themselves in the familiar position of underdog this evening when they take on UCC in the final of the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup at O’Moore Park. The men from the Falls Road college are seeking a second against-the-odds Sigerson title in the space of three seasons, having beaten UCD in the final of 2017, when under the management of Paddy Tally On paper at least, this looks a mis-match. The Cork college, with almost 20,000 students, are going for a treble of titles – their hurlers face Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in Saturday’s Fitzgibbon Cup final, while their soccer side claimed Collingwood Cup honours earlier this month. In their footballing ranks, they have a raft of players already well established at county level, notably the Kerry trio of Sean … [Read more...] about UCC stand in the way of another Sigerson Cup triumph for St Mary’s
PUBLISHED: 19:29 05 January 2019 | UPDATED: 19:29 05 January 2019 Grant Hanley got his marching orders after 15 minutes against Portsmouth for upending Ronan Curtis Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Paul Chesterton Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt delivers his verdict from Carrow Road 1. Hanley hell Not the statement Grant Hanley sought to make in a rare start since his long term layoff with a quad problem. Within 15 minutes he had departed after referee Bond flashed a red card for his body check that floored Ronan Curtis. The official clearly decided Hanley’s act was deliberate and constituted a denial of a goalscoring opportunity. In real-time both points appeared open to conjecture, given it occurred a full 10 yards or so outside Michael McGovern’s penalty area and Hanley’s full-blooded effort appeared to be an attempt to nick the ball. The towering centre back had been penalised for a shoulder barge a minute or two earlier. Whether that … [Read more...] about Paddy’s Pointers: Five observations from 10-man Norwich City’s last-gasp 1-0 FA Cup defeat against Portsmouth
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By Hamza Junaid Published: November 12, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email In a side that already has likes of Hasan, Amir, Junaid, Shinwari and Ashraf in its arsenal, Shaheen and Abbas are creating havoc for automatic selections when it comes to fast bowling. Pakistan cricket is facing a dilemma at the moment– albeit a good one. There are simply too many decent fast bowling options for the ODI format, but only limited spots remain for grabs for the upcoming 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. It can be argued that Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas are much to blame for making selectors scratch their heads while formulating the pace battery for the upcoming world series. Shaheen was a future prospect that was meant to be kept under the wings for grooming, but who knew he would disobey and take off on his own given the opportunity? An 18-year-old put out there to get some exposure ended up rattling those up the ranks when it came to leading the pace attack for … [Read more...] about Too many options, not enough slots: Which great bowler will make it to the 2019 World Cup squad?