first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Limerick are the Allianz National Hurling League Champions!Watch the GAANOW Full-Time Highlights here pic.twitter.com/y0ufkV6uXw— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 31, 2019 Email Advertisement Pure class by Aaron Gillane to find the net for @LimerickCLG pic.twitter.com/lp1ao1jXL9— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 31, 2019 Declan Hannon with an inspirational point for @LimerickCLG pic.twitter.com/LP3m2VkFxv— 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! pic.twitter.com/ZdEDFrODwW— 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_imgRahm now enjoys a four-shot edge heading into Sunday’s final round. He took control with four straight birdies on the back nine before closing with consecutive pars.Danny Willett is alone in fourth place, six shots back and one ahead of Jason Day and Henrik Norlander. Tiger Woods shot a 71 after barely making Friday’s cut. He’s 10 strokes back.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNFL tells teams training camps will open on time Update on the latest sports HORSE RACING-HASKELLDr Post wins Haskell StatesOCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Dr Post surprisingly took the lead at the start and held off a late challenge by Ny Traffic to capture the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.Ridden magnificently by Joe Brave in his first ride on the colt, Dr Post covered the 11/8 mile Grade 1 stakes in 1:50.46. The win was the third in four starts this year for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt, with his only loss coming against Tiz the Law in the Belmont Stakes last month.Odds-on favorite Authentic finished a disappointing third in failing to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-extending ninth win in the event. RUSSIA-FIGURE SKATER DEATHFormer world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya diesSYDNEY (AP) — Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died. The Australian Olympic Committee says the 20-year-old died Friday in Moscow. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Alexandrovskaya obtained Australian citizenship and competed for her adopted country in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics with skating partner Harley Windsor. The pair won the 2017 world junior title.NASCAR-WALLACE-BUMPER — Former major league umpire Rick Reed died Saturday at 70. Reed first worked a handful of American League games in 1979 before eventually becoming a full-time ump in the big leagues four years later. He worked the classic seven-game World Series between Minnesota and Atlanta in 1991 and also received All-Star assignments in 1986 and 1998.PGA-MEMORIALRahm shines while co-leaders struggle at MemorialDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The fast greens were to Jon Rahm’s liking Saturday as he took over the Memorial lead at Muirfield Village.Rahm began play one shot back before carding a 68, while previous co-leaders Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau (FEE’-now) shot 73. — Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman doesn’t know if he has time to be ready for their season opener following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19. The four-time All-Star revealed Saturday that he had a high temperature of 104.5 degrees early in his battle with the disease and prayed for his life. He said Saturday was his ninth consecutive day without symptoms, which also included body aches, chills and a temporary loss of his senses of taste and smell. — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán (hehr-MAHN’) says he is not retiring from baseball and apologized for suggesting as much in an Instagram post on Friday. Germán is serving an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy last summer. He posted Friday night words in Spanish that translated to, “I’ve left baseball. Thanks everyone.” But he wrote Saturday in Spanish and English that he was “very sorry for the unsettling post.”— Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for Thursday’s season opener after missing much of preseason camp because of a positive coronavirus test. LeMahieu finally reported to camp this week after testing positive at his home in Michigan last month. The three-time Gold Glove winner participated in his first practice Friday.— Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24. He tested positive when camp opened early this month. — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end of this abbreviated season. He went 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA last year and has struggled to stay healthy while with the Tigers. UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time.League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28.The league and the NFL Players Association are still discussing testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols. Union leadership expressed several concerns in a 90-minute conference call with reporters Friday.However, under the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL can impose report dates.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic: F1-HUNGARIAN GPHamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of BottasBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Formula One career.He was 0.107 seconds quicker than Bottas and 0.93 faster than Racing Point driver Lance Stroll.Hamilton has won seven times at the Hungaroring. The veteran British driver needs one more to equal F1 great Michael Schumacher’s single-track record of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours.center_img Associated Press Wallace bumper auctioned off by rival driverFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A charity will become the benefactor of a wreck during NASCAR’s qualifying race for Wednesday’s All-Star event at Bristol.Bubba Wallace wrecked out of the race after he was turned from behind by Michael McDowell as they raced nose to tail with William Byron. An irritated Wallace was later seen walking away after the damaged bumper was deposited at McDowell’s team hauler.McDowell’s team retrieved the bumper and the driver put it in an on-line auction to raise money for Motor Racing Outreach, a Christian ministry. The bid price was over $15,000 by Saturday afternoon. July 18, 2020 The Canadian government has turned down the Blue Jays’ request for an exemption that would have allowed them to play regular-season games in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. .Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The team had previously been given clearance by city and provincial governments to play regular-season games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre but needed approval from Canada’s federal government.In a statement, Canada’s immigration minister said the government determined that the cross-border travel required for regular-season play “would not adequately protect Canadians’ health and safety.”The team’s alternate sites for home games include its training facility in Dunedin, Florida, which is among the states that are virus hotspots. They also could use Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, which is home to Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate and just across the Niagara River from Canada.In other MLB news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSCanada won’t give Blue Jays exemption to play in TorontoUNDATED (AP) — There will be no Major League Baseball action in Canada this year. — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has confirmed that Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, and remains cautiously optimistic the veteran point guard will be ready for the restart of the season. The coach’s comments came one day after multiple reports indicated that Bledsoe said he had tested positive but was asymptomatic.— The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual as players become acclimated to competition following the suspension of the season. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes.— Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp. Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed. Toronto’s Auston Matthews is the only other NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview.— Arizona has three positive coronavirus tests among 83 football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts. Two were asymptomatic and all three entered department protocols for self-isolation. Arizona has performed 366 test encounters including PCR, antigen and antibody testing among the players already on campus before the school paused bringing additional student-athletes to campus earlier this month.— There will be fans in the massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. Sunday’s race will be the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. It could be one of the largest gatherings of any kind in the state since the start of the pandemic. A state-approved plan would allow 50% capacity Sunday at the track with about 135,000 seats, but the crowd is expected to be closer to the 20,000 that attended this week’s All-Star race at Bristol.last_img read more

first_imgGhana midfielder Andre Ayew says it is unfair to turn down qualified Africans from taking up the head coaching roles of their respective national teams.The 25-year-old, who this week, picked the Marc-Viviene Foe award for the best African player in the French league this season, has admonished authorities to focus on the technical qualities of the African trainer.Most often, these local coaches are denied the opportunities based on the perception of not having the ability or charisma to manage egos and quality at the highest level.“I find it very unfair to be told that local coaches do not have the stature to lead their national teams,” the Ghana deputy captain said.“If they have coached the youth teams or clubs in the countries and they were good, why not give them a chance to lead the national team? The results are there.”It shouldn’t be about the colour but what matters is the knowledge of football the coach can provide.” Ayew admits that immediate past Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah who guided the Black Stars to qualify for their third World Cup at Brazil 2014 but has since been replaced with Avram Grant, made a significant impact on the team during his tenure.”The coach we [Ghana] had impacted a lot on us,” the outgoing Marseille player said.“There are others who could make other national teams as well. Over time, we [Africa] will begin to understand that we have local coaches who are good too and can bring the team to triumph.”last_img read more