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_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon An emotional Jose Mourinho revealed that his family’s Christmas was overshadowed by the death of his dog Leya. The Tottenham Hotspur manager opened Amazon Prime’s Boxing Day broadcast as Spurs took on Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League’s early kick-off, appearing alongside presenter Jim Rosenthal. But the 56-year-old revealed that the festive period had been a somewhat sombre time in the Mourinho household after losing his dog, which the Portuguese treated as one of his own. Asked how he celebrated Christmas, Mourinho said: “To be honest, it was very sad because my dog died and my dog is my family. “But we have to move on.” The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager was visibly emotional discussing Leya’s death, appearing to hold back tears as he spoke, and he thanks Rosenthal for his commiserations before leaving the interview. Leya was a Yorkshire Terrier who had previously been in the public eye 12 years ago when Mourinho was arrested and cautioned after arguing with police officers over allegations the dog had been taken abroad and brought back to the United Kingdom without having vaccinations. It soon transpired that Mourinho’s wife, Matilde Faria, had taken Leya to Portugal under the permission of authorities. It’s thought that Leya turned 12 this year after Mourinho’s daughter Matilde posted a picture of her 10th birthday celebrations on Instagram two years ago.Tags: Brighton and Hove AlbionJose MourinhoLeyaPremier Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool lived up to their pub-team billing as they handed Manchester United an easy Barclays Premier League victory thanks to some shoddy defending at Old Trafford. Rodgers’ team routed United 3-0 here in March. Now they are ninth in the table, some 18 points off the summit. It will not take long for Liverpool supporters’ patience in their manager to run out if they keep performing like this. There was no sign of the impending Liverpool meltdown early on. Rodgers’ team pressed high up the pitch and they could not get out of their own half in the opening five minutes. United lacked composure and Marouane Fellaini was the worst offender. The big Belgian could not complete the simplest of passes and he hacked down Adam Lallana to receive a booking. The home crowd groaned as United passed the ball backwards or sideways. Rodgers’ tactical gamble looked to be working at the start. Sterling – playing as a lone striker – caused Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Michael Carrick no end of problems with his pace. His finishing let him down in the 12th minute when he stole in behind the defence and shot straight at De Gea. Just 25 seconds later Rooney showed his England team-mate how it should be done. Rooney made a late run from deep and he was picked out by Valencia, who nutmegged Joe Allen to give himself time to deliver the precise pass. Jones dived the wrong way and Rooney swept home from 15 yards before he was mobbed by his jubilant team-mates. Liverpool’s finishing let them down three more times before half-time. Steven Gerrard tried – and failed – to beat De Gea from long range and the Spaniard thwarted Sterling again after he turned Jones with ease. Alberto Moreno also broke into the box but his touch was shoddy and Valencia rescued United. Neville must have enjoyed the first half. Some of Liverpool’s passing did resemble that of a pub team. United were putting their lead in danger though with some rash challenges. Jones, Evans and Rooney all went into the book for fouls on Phillippe Coutinho. Rodgers had to replace Glen Johnson with Kolo Toure after the right-back pulled up with an injury. United did not look entirely convincing on the attack, but they still doubled their lead in controversial circumstances. Van Persie flicked Ashley Young’s cross into the path of Mata, who nodded in his fifth of the season. The Spaniard was at least a yard offside but linesman Michael Mullarkey did not flag and the goal stood. Balotelli was booed when he came on at half-time, while Liverpool’s b est chances continued to fall to Sterling. The England winger picked up a short back pass from Evans, but could not finish thanks to the calm brilliance of De Gea. De Gea was United’s saviour again when he tipped Balotelli’s shot on to the bar. Henderson spurned another good opportunity when he headed over from 10 yards. United were far more clinical in front of goal. Van Persie delivered the fatal blow with 19 minutes to go. He will struggle to score an easier goal all season. Lovren had all the time in the world to hook Rooney’s square pass clear, but instead he fluffed it to Mata and he picked out the unmarked Van Persie, who slotted the ball home. Game over. Press Association Wayne Rooney was given more than enough space to sweep home Antonio Valencia’s cross and put the hosts ahead. Juan Mata then nodded in at the far post to double United’s lead – although replays showed he was offside when he touched Robin van Persie’s flick on it. And the most embarrassing goal from Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ perspective came when Dejan Lovren fluffed his clearance and Van Persie was given ample time to beat Brad Jones. Rodgers took a big gamble by dropping Simon Mignolet for Jones and starting Raheem Sterling as a lone striker. And the move backfired quite spectacularly. Sterling wasted three good chances to score while Jordan Henderson also missed a sitter. Rodgers turned to Mario Balotelli to inspiration at half-time, but the Italian also spurned opportunities, although that was partly down to David de Gea, who once again put in an outstanding display. United’s sixth consecutive win moves them to within eight points of Premier League leaders Chelsea. The repercussions for Liverpool are more serious. Rodgers insisted he was the right man to lead the Reds out of the mire before kick-off, but he walked down the tunnel to taunts of “you’re getting sacked in the morning” from the home fans. With both teams out of form, Gary Neville had predicted this match would resemble the “Dog & Duck versus the Red Lion”, but only one team defended like a Sunday league team in this grudge match. Liverpool’s marking and composure at the back was all over the place and United took full advantage romping to a 3-0 victory over their biggest rivals. last_img read more

first_img Published on July 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+ Seven schools, five without a football program and a sixth that was more than 20 years away from joining Division I, became the Big East in the summer of 1979.Football was irrelevant. Basketball was king.Three schools, all with their football programs in mind, will depart the Big East by the summer of 2013 in pursuit of gridiron glory and monetary maximization. West Virginia already jumped ship. Pittsburgh and Syracuse are soon to follow.Basketball is irrelevant. Football is king.“The Big East is not what it used to be,” Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim told The Post-Standard on Monday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd as announced earlier in the week, Syracuse will officially enter the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2013, after agreeing to a $7.5 million buyout that allows SU to depart one year early.It leaves one last go-round in the league that built SU athletics. One final year in the conference that blessed its fans with Georgetown vs. Syracuse. One final season in Boeheim’s tenure as Big East headmaster.The time has come for Orange fans to peer into Onondaga Lake and cherish a reflection filled with John Thompson’s, Jim Calhoun’s and Lou Carnesecca’s.“Next year will be a year we know we’ll reflect upon as we go through it,” Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross said. “It’s a great transition. It’s actually nice that we have this year to transition and still compete in the Big East with a lot of our colleagues that we hope to play in the future in a non-conference sense.”Gross is certainly correct in that regard. Had SU worked out an exit agreement that allowed it to up and leave immediately a la West Virginia, the departure would not have felt complete.There needs to be one final game between a Boeheim and a Thompson, even if it’s Thompson III. And you better believe there will be bragging rights for the final chapter in an historic rivalry.Any future nonconference games between them will be cosmetic epilogues at best.“It is what it is,” Boeheim told The Post-Standard. “We’ll focus completely on the Big East this year, just like we did last year. We’ll try to play the best we can, and we’ll let future take care of itself.”The future includes a newly extended 15-year television deal with ESPN that runs through 2026-2027, granting ACC schools greater financial security for the foreseeable future. The agreement gives ESPN title sponsorship rights for the ACC championships in sports outside of football.Though Big East purists were displeased last September when SU announced its impending departure, the decision was, in hindsight, a sound one.Gross has remained steadfast in his desire for Syracuse to ascend to the top of collegiate athletics, and the Orange won’t get there on Boeheim’s coattails. Even if he remains the school’s winningest coach.Football means money. Money means stability. And Gross, Cantor and Co. maneuvered themselves into a league with much better football and still-relevant basketball.“This was coming,” Boeheimtold The Post-Standard. “We knew it was coming. But it’s good to get it done.“I think the ACC is a tremendous league and it’s a tremendous opportunity for us.”It’s better for everyone to see Boeheim face off against Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams than Donnie Jones (Central Florida) and James Dickey (Houston).Who?That’s all still a year away, though. And Syracuse fans can’t forget that. If ever there was a reason to flock to the Carrier Dome for as many games as possible, SU’s impending exit is that reason.Each game will be remembered as “the last time” or “the final matchup,” meaning fans can watch history be written.The final words to Syracuse’s volume of the Big East encyclopedia will certainly be bittersweet, sad even. It’s difficult to envision one without the other after 30–plus years of friendship.But remember, at least there’s one year left.Said Gross: “It’s a very historical moment for Syracuse athletics.”Michael Cohen is a staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13. Commentslast_img read more