Neville masterclass sees Limerick to first McGrath Cup title since 2005

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleBilly Lee Names Team To Face Cork in McGrath Cup FinalNext articleSix decades of Charles Harper John Keogh Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement TAGSGAAgaelic footballKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick.GAA Email WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick are McGrath Cup champions following a 0-20 to 0-16 victory over Cork at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.Danny Neville starred for Billy Lee’s side with a scoring total of 0-7. Jamie Lee and Seamus O’Carroll also chipped in with 0-3 apiece.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick led 0-12 to 0-8 at the break, and managed to hold off a late Cork comeback to earn their 6th ever McGrath Cup.McGrath Cup Final, LIT Gaelic Grounds, Co. Limerick 11/1/2020Cork vs LimerickLimerick players prepare for the second halfMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken SuttonThe teams were level three times in the opening eight minutes, but points from Lee and Tommy Griffin put Limerick two clear with 14 minutes gone.Cian Kiely soon reduced the lead to the minimum, however, an excellent Michael Donovan point saw Limerick two up again once more.Points from Neville, O’Carroll and Neville again then put Limerick 0-9 to 0-5 to the good.McGrath Cup Final, LIT Gaelic Grounds, Co. Limerick 11/1/2020Cork vs LimerickLimerick’s Michael Donovan in action against Cork’s Paul RingMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken SuttonAdrian Enright, Ian Corbett and Cillian Fahy added further scores for Limerick in the first half, while Cork added three to see Limerick’s lead at four at the end of an impressive opening 35 minutes.Paul Maher was sin binned in the latter stages of the first half, but Limerick didn’t suffer in his absence as they maintained their four point advantage.Billy Lee’s men continued to impress in the second half with Neville’s two mark’s in a row extending their lead to six points (0-16 to 0-10).McGrath Cup Final, LIT Gaelic Grounds, Co. Limerick 11/1/2020Cork vs LimerickLimerick’s Tommy Griffin challenges Cork’s Ian Maguire in the airMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken SuttonCork rallied late on with three points on the trot, but Neville finished off a polished Limerick performance with the final two points of the game.Limerick Scorers: Danny Neville 0-7 (2m), Jamie Lee (3f) and Seamus O’Carroll 0-3 each, Iain Corbett 0-2, B Childs, Tommy Griffin, Michael Donovan, Adrian Enright and Cillian Fahy 0-1 each.Limerick: Donal O’Sullivan; Paul Maher, Brian Fanning, Michael Donovan; Tony McCarthy; Iain Corbett, Bob Childs; Tommy Griffin, Adrian Enright; Padraig De Brun, Cillian Fahy, Seamus O’Carroll; Jamie Lee, Danny Neville, Pat Begley;Subs Used: Tommie Childs, Ger Stack, Padraig Scanlon, James Naughton, Davy Lyons.The post Neville masterclass sees Limerick to first McGrath Cup title since 2005 appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash SportGaaGaelic FootballNewsNeville masterclass sees Limerick to first McGrath Cup title since 2005By John Keogh – January 11, 2020 1132 last_img read more

Dalung Reveals State Burial Plans for Keshi

first_imgIn a tentative burial plan, a night of tributes is to hold in Abuja while lying-in-state, church service and novelty football match in Benin City are to precede the final interment in Illah, his home town.The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, gave the hint when the children of the late coach called to officially inform and thank the federal government for the support given to the family since Keshi’s demise.Already, the minister is proposing a 20-man national committee for a state burial that will comprise family members, the Nigeria Football Federation, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, stakeholders including coaches, administrators, ex footballers, the media and representatives of Delta and Edo states.Military and para-military bodies including the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and football supporters club are not going to be left out of the planning.Dalung commiserated with the children who lost both parents within six months and urged them to be strong in the Lord.“Coach Stephen Keshi will be remembered for his uncommon charisma, unrivaled leadership qualities and ability to command respect from players, peers and football enthusiasts.He was a national hero and would be given a befitting burial. In fact, Keshi belonged to the government and he will be buried by the federal government.“This committee will ensure a hitch-free burial and liaise between the government and the family to ensure that the best funeral is given to our hero,” revealed the minister in his comforting words to Keshi’s children.Dalung also revealed that a memo which will suggest ways of immortalising both Keshi and Coach Amodu Shaibu is to be presented at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja.Meanwhile, Keshi’s children have praised the efforts of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Nigeria Football Federation, the governments of Edo and Delta states, and the global football community, since the demise of the legend.A letter signed by Jennifer Keshi and addressed to the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, read: “The children of the late Stephen Keshi, Jennifer, Stephanie, Sophie, Stephen Olufemi Keshi and Stephen Keshi Jr, would like at this time to express our thanks and appreciation to the people of Nigeria, Africa, the Football community all over the world, most especially the Nigeria Football Federation, Edo and Delta state governments, our relative, friends and well-wishers who have surrounded us with their love and care in this period of bereavement.“We are deeply touched by the numerous calls, visits, prayers, words of encouragement and the show of willingness to be a part of the burial arrangements. Your acts of kindness and generosity have made our burden bearable. Thank you from the depths of our hearts.“Our late dad was not only a wonderful husband to a wonderful wife, he was a soccer icon. Our mother who passed on to glory few months ago, together they were the most precious people we ever had. Their parenting and love for us knew no bound. They protected us and shielded us and prepared us for life,” recalled the children in the letter to the NFF.Similarly, the Sports Committee of the House of Representatives has hailed the late Keshi as “a man of peace, a gentleman and a thoroughbred professional footballer and coach.”In a letter signed by its chairman, Hon. Goni Bukar Lawan and addressed to NFF president Pinnick, the committee wrote: “The death of this great icon at this point of our history is a great shock to the committee and indeed the football community. The vacuum of his death will definitely be difficult to fill.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeAt last, late former Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, is to be given a state burial befitting an icon who brought many laurels to Nigeria.The late ex-international who died on June 8 after winning Africa’s highest football honour twice as both player and coach, is being proposed for burial in his ancestral home of Illah, in Delta State, in the weekend of July 27- 29.last_img read more