first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Limerick are the Allianz National Hurling League Champions!Watch the GAANOW Full-Time Highlights here— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 31, 2019 Email Advertisement Pure class by Aaron Gillane to find the net for @LimerickCLG— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 31, 2019 Declan Hannon with an inspirational point for @LimerickCLG— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 31, 2019Shane Dowling and Seamus Flanagan also made impressive cameos from the bench as Limerick cruised to an eight point victory.Scorers – Limerick: Aaron Gillane 1-9 (4f), Gearoid Hegarty and Peter Casey 0-3 each, Cian Lynch and Shane Dowling (1f) 0-2 each, Darragh O’Donovan (1 s/l), Tom Morrissey, Graeme Mulcahy, Declan Hannon and Seamus Flanagan 0-1 each.Limerick: NickieQuaid; Tom Condon, Sean Finn, Richie English; Diarmaid Byrnes, Declan Hannon,Dan Morrissey; Cian Lynch, Darragh O’Donovan; Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes, TomMorrissey; Aaron Gillane, Peter Casey, Graeme Mulcahy.Subs: Mike Casey for Condon (h-t), Seamus Flanagan for Mulcahy (57), Barry Murphy for Gillane (64), Shane Dowling for T Morrissey (64), Paddy O’Loughlin for Hannon (69). Limerick are the Allianz National Hurling League Champions of 2019!— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 31, 2019 Limerick’s dominance continued in the second half with Casey, Gillane and Declan Hannon all on target in the early stages. Twitter Declan Hannon of Limerick lifting the cup following the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final match between Limerick and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/SportsfileLimerick are Allianz Hurling League Division 1 champions for the first time in 22 years after a comprehensive 1-24 to 0-19 win over Waterford at Croke Park.Aaron Gillane top scored for John Kiely’s men with a scoring total of 1-9, five of which came from play.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick led by five points at the end of a pulsating first half and continued to dominate proceedings after the break with Peter Casey, Gillane and Gearoid Hegarty proving too much for the Waterford defence to handle. Facebook Print Stephen Bennett was Waterford’s scorer in chief and proved a big danger in the opening 35 minutes, but was well marshalled by Sean Finn in the second half.Limerick made a fast start to the game with Gillane helping his side into a 0-7 to 0-2 lead after just 13 minutes.Bennett helped Waterford reduced that lead to two points by the 20 minute mark, but Gillane’s sensational flick from a Tom Morrissey delivery saw Limerick go in 1-12 to 0-10 ahead at the break. The post WATCH: Limerick cruise to Allianz Hurling League Final win over Waterford appeared first on Sporting Limerick. NewsWATCH: Limerick cruise to Allianz Hurling League Final win over WaterfordBy John Keogh – March 31, 2019 1228 Previous articleLimerick consultant appeals for more organ donorsNext articleGoal set for 10,000 Darkness Into Light participants in Limerick City for 2019 John Keoghlast_img read more

first_imgThe Bob Cantu era at USC begins Thursday night as the Trojans return home from a Rocky Mountain road trip to host the No. 21 Oregon Ducks at 8 p.m.Looking up · The USC men’s basketball team has lost its previous five contests to the Oregon Ducks dating back to Jan. 30, 2010. – Priyanka Patel | Daily Trojan USC (7-10, 2-2 in Pac-12 play) is coming off an impressive 17-point road win over Utah last Saturday, while the Ducks (14-2, 3-0) knocked off previously unbeaten No. 7 Arizona last week and are ranked in the Associated Press top-25 for the first time since 2007.The Trojans will be playing their first game without former USC coach Kevin O’Neill, who was fired Monday. Cantu was named the interim head coach, presumably until the end of the season.After a five-game losing streak in the non-conference schedule, the Trojans have won three of their last five and look to be on the upswing. The coaching change, however, means a change in playing style is underway and that coveted minutes could be up for grabs Thursday night.“As a coach, you just need to be open-minded to anything and be able to adjust,” Cantu said. “The biggest thing in this situation and any situation as coach is listening to your players.”Cantu also mentioned in a press conference Monday that he plans to implement more zone defense and wants a more aggressive defensive effort.“I want turnover pushers,” he said. “There’s a lot of ways of putting points on the board, so we have to find ways of doing that on the defensive end more often.”Cantu also plans to increase the tempo of a Trojan offense that is 11th in scoring in the Pac-12. Leading scorer Eric Wise (11.9 points per game) hopes to help in that regard and has some ideas on how to quicken the team’s production.“I’m cool with my role [on offense], but maybe just like where I can get other people involved,” Wise said. “Maybe [I can] drive more and kick it.”Junior forward Dewayne Dedmon is having arguably the best stretch of his career, and the 7-foot Dedmon could team with 7-foot-2 junior center Omar Oraby to give the Trojans a definite height advantage in the post. Dedmon is averaging 10.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and three blocks per game over his past five contests.“[We’re] just trying to keep the energy and making sure everyone’s on the same page,” Dedmon said on preparing for Oregon while dealing with the coaching change. “If we can just take that momentum from Utah and just keep it rolling, then it’ll definitely be good.”Though the on-court results of having Cantu calling the shots have yet to be seen, the visiting Ducks are off and rolling to their best start since their Elite 8 run in 2007. Under third-year coach Dana Altman, the Ducks run a balanced, high-tempo offense that is averaging 76.4 points per contest.Every Oregon starter is averaging double-digit scoring, with shooting guard Damyean Doston leading the way with 11.8 points per game. Center Tony Woods anchors the paint for the Ducks, while forward Arsalan Kazemi is averaging 9.4 rebounds and adjusting to his new role as sixth man after transferring from Rice University.A critical weakness of the Ducks is their tendency to be turnover-prone. The Ducks hold the dubious distinction of leading the conference with 15.4 turnovers per game, though Oregon does lead the conference in forced turnovers as well. In the Ducks’ two losses, they averaged 18 turnovers.The burden to stop Oregon’s lightning-quick point guard Dominic Artis, who shot a combined 25.8 percent from the floor in those two losses, will likely fall upon USC senior point guard Jio Fontan.last_img read more