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

Archer at New

first_imgJeffrey Archer chose Oxford University as the venue for the relaunch of his political career. The peer and convicted perjurer addressed a meeting of the Howard League for Penal Reform held at New College on 18th September, suitably entitled “After Crime.” Speaking alongside University academics, Lord Archer proffered his insider knowledge on prisoner drug abuse and the need for incentives to increase education in prisons.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img

Root returns to No.3 spot for Ashes opener

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Skipper Joe Root looks certain to bat at number three in the first Ashes Test starting at Edgbaston tomorrow in the latest attempt to beef up England’s flimsy top order.Root, widely-regarded as England’s best batsman, has been reluctant to bat at three, probably as a result of the unreliability of a succession of opening combinations.Talking ahead of the opener yesterday, Ashes debutant Joe Denly confirmed that Root had phoned him this week and said he wanted to bat at three, dropping Denly to fourth man in.“I’m very excited,” the 33-year-old Kent batsman told Sky Sports. “I wasn’t too fussed really where I was batting; it’s just great to be in that starting eleven.“I’ve batted at four before, playing for Kent and throughout my career, so for me it was not a big issue.“I think Rooty just wants to get involved in the game and get up there and get out in the middle and hopefully make a lot of runs. I don’t think there’s more to it than that.”Denly batted at three in the one-off Test against Ireland last week, scoring 23 in the first innings in which England were dismissed for an embarrassing 85. He made 10 in the second innings after being run-out by Root.Root has batted at three in 41 of his 149 Test innings, averaging 31 compared to 46 at number four. He has also opened the batting on a few occasions.Rory Burns and one-day run machine Jason Roy are expected to open the batting against Australia’s fearsome pace attack tomorrow. They are England’s eighth different opening partnership in the past three years and the 16th since Andrew Strauss retired in 2012.last_img read more

Ex-Ghana Coach Appiah Claims Prejudice in Salary Delays

first_imgFormer Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has said he is being treated in a way no white coach in Africa would be as he awaits salary arrears totalling nearly $200,000 from his time in charge of the Black Stars.Appiah’s second spell in charge of Ghana, which started in April 2017, ended at the turn of the year.Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports insists it will pay the money “soon”, blaming the delay on the coronavirus pandemic. Kwesi Appiah “I was owed money since August 2019 when there was no Covid-19,” Appiah told BBC Sport Africa. “Would they owe a white coach for 11 months?”The 59-year-old, who has previously said he feels ‘disrespected’ by the way his case is being handled, says he is owed $185,000, most of which covers five months’ unpaid salary.“(My predecessor) Avram Grant was not owed more than a month when his contract ended,” Appiah explained.The reason the Israeli, who led the Black Stars between 2014-2017, was not paid at that time was because he had yet to file a report on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on time, but his arrears were swiftly settled once he did.In recent times, some white coaches in Africa – such as Nigeria’s Gernot Rohr – have not been paid on timewhile others, such as Botswana coach Adel Amrouche, who holds both Algerian and Belgian citizenship, is still awaiting payment from an old job.Appiah simply wants this practice of late payments to just end for good.“It’s not right and should not be encouraged – irrespective of whether (the coach is) local or foreign,” he added.BBC Sport Africa understands that it is not just Appiah awaiting salary for his role with Ghana, but the country’s current national youth team coaches as well.Both the U17 and U23 coaches declined to comment but U20 coach Karim Zito confirmed that he is owed money.Zito, a former international, was first drafted into the coaching set-up of Ghana’s youth teams in 2013 when he was assistant coach for the Under-23 team and says this is a familiar tale.“We had only collected our salaries for three months when we received a letter stating that we will no longer be paid – no reason was given,” Zito told BBC Sport Africa.“I was appointed as coach of the (Under-20) national team in January this year but I am being owed. I will attribute the failure of to pay our salaries to the coronavirus pandemic.”Appiah’s outstanding payment of $185,000 equates to five times his monthly salary of $35,000 in addition to a $10,000 bonus for beating Sao Tome prior to his contract expiring in December 2019.Kofi Asare Brako, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has blamed the failure to pay the outstanding salary on the coronavirus pandemic causing a financial constraint on the ministry.“The salary of the head coach of the Black stars has always been paid through a sponsorship package, and it is unfortunate this has now dragged into the period of the coronavirus pandemic,” Kofi Asare told BBC Sport Africa.“We have paid him for the two-year contract period of 24 months. What is left is the extended contract period of eight months, of which we have already paid three months.”“We are still in touch with the former coach and in no time we will pay him. Soon, all money will be paid to Appiah.”The coach, who also led Ghana at the 2014 World Cup, has told BBC Sport he is prepared to take his claim to football’s world governing body FIFA if he does not receive his money soon.“I gave the GFA a three-month deadline (earlier this year) but neither the GFA nor the Sports ministry have met with me,” Appiah said.Brako has refuted Appiah’s claims.“I can say categorically that the chief accountant of the Ministry of Youth and Sports has been in constant communication with Appiah,” Brako added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

300 Players to Battle for CBN Tennis N14m Prize-money

first_img“At a time when some are struggling to hold on to their sponsorship, the CBN has stayed with the NTF and we are very grateful for having us in their plans,” he said.Earlier, CBN Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor, pointed out that the tournament has continually produced gifted players that have won laurels for Nigeria at several local and international tournaments.Okorafor, who was represented by Sindiki Thaanda, reaffirmed the Bank’s desire to support and promote tennis in Nigeria as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.The Men and Women Singles winners will get N750, 000 while the runners up will pocket N500, 000. The champions in the wheel chair event will also get N200, 000.Thomas Otu and Melissa Ifidzhen won the men and women singles titles in 2015 beating Moses Michael and Christy Agugbom while Alex Adewale defeated Jelili Ishola just as Folake Basanya edged Foluke Shittu to clinch the top prizes in the wheelchair category.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram More than 300 players will vie for the N14.3million at stake at the 38thCentral Bank of Nigeria Open Tennis Championship scheduled to hold between June 16 and June 25 at the National Stadium, Lagos.President of the Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF), Sani Ndanusa, stated at a press conference heralding the tournament in Lagos yesterday that the tournament will see players battling in four categories namely men’s’ singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and women doubles. It will also feature wheelchair tennis which has been running since 2013.Ndanusa who was represented by NTF’s Vice President, Mr. Yemi Owoseni expressed gratitude to the CBN for sustaining interest in the championship which he pointed is the biggest domestic programme in the calendar of the NTF.last_img read more