Killester join Templeogue at the top of the table while Killorglin cause the upset…

first_imgKeane’s SuperValu Killorglin got back to winning ways in style in Kerry on Saturday evening as they ran out 81-79 point winners over UCC Demons in a thriller. Having led proceedings for most of the game, Killorglin were up 43-34 at half time, and pushed this lead out to 15 points going into the last, 65-50.  However, the experience of Demons showed down the stretch with Colin O’Reilly and Brandon Watts hitting some big scores to ensure the game was in the melting pot and, with 42 seconds on the clock they brought it back to a two-point game, before tying proceedings with less than three seconds to go. Killorglin got the all important final two points before the end of regulation to see home a memorable win.Speaking afterwards, Killorglin boss Ignas Sijanas stated: “Tonight’s game was a fantastic advertisement for basketball. We played really well tonight, but Demons just kept coming back on us. We’re delighted with the win and are really looking forward to Tralee now next week.”Elsewhere, DCU Saints eased home to a 91-71 point win over Maree at the university on Saturday evening. Mike Bonaparte, Tariq Guebaili and Martins Provizors put in solid displays for the Dubliners as they drove into an early 23-6 point lead at the end of the first and saw off some late Maree pressure to bring home the win. Reflecting on the clash, Saints’ head coach Joey Boylan said: “I’m very happy with the win, it’s a nice way to go into the New Year and it was a big win for us as it sees us take another step up the table. I thought our defence especially in the first quarter was really really good which helped our offense. Hopefully that keeps going for next week now.”C and S Neptune and Garvey’s Tralee Warriors dished up an absolute thriller in Cork in the final Super League game of the weekend, with nothing separating the sides from very early on. Neptune trailed by six points going in at half time but, by the end of the third, Tralee’s lead was cut back to just one point (68-69) heading into the last. A nail-biting fourth quarter ensued before Warriors finally edged a bit of breathing space on the scoring at the death to win out by three, 92-95. Tralee’s Pat Price stated afterwards: “Tonight was a hard-earned win. Neptune are the league’s most-improved team and a win on the road is a great way to start the second half of the season.”A big Limerick derby was one of the highlights of the weekend in the Men’s Division One as Limerick Celtics hosted LIT on Saturday night in a hugely-anticipated game.The game lived up to all expectations and produced huge excitement as it was won by LIT on a buzzer-beating three pointer, with Conal Broderick the hero of the hour for the visitors with his long-range effort seeing them home to a 92-94 point victory.Indeed, it was LIT who had the better of the opening exchanges, driving into a 36-51 point lead at half time, thanks to good scoring from EgidijusBaksys, Matt Scamuffo and Broderick, but Celtics were not going down without a fight and by the end of the third, the gap was back to just four points teeing up a thrilling final quarter. A 31-point display from Celtics’ John Galvin coupled with 25 points from Shane O’Connell looked like they were going to help see the hosts home to glory and, with four seconds to play, Galvin kept his cool from the free throw line to put Celtics ahead by a point. Broderick was not letting the game go that easily though and his three-point shot just before the buzzer saw LIT win the game by two.“I’m so delighted with the win,” said a thrilled LIT coach, Mike Hickey afterwards.“It was a highly competitive game and it was a great way for us to finish 2018 with a win on the buzzer!“We have been working really hard at developing this newly-formed LIT team, and are now reaping the rewards of our efforts. We have a great group of players and management. We’ve performed really well in our last two games and we fully intend to learn and build on these two positive performances. We’re really looking forward to our games in 2019.”Staying in Limerick and UL Sports Eagles also secured the win on Saturday night, running out 74-57 point winners over WIT Vikings. Tarchee Brown was the stand out on the night for Eagles once more, finishing the game on 27 points, and a big 12-point game from underage international star, Nate Moore and a solid display from Diarmuid O’Shea saw Eagles home to victory in the end.Speaking afterwards, head coach, Matt Hall was happy to get the win: “I’m really happy to get the win, and while our performance wasn’t great, it’s good to end the year on a high. It’s great for this young team to get another win on the board and make all their hard work worthwhile.”Elsewhere, DBS Éanna remain unbeaten at the top of the northern conferenceafter running out comprehensive 123-50 point winners over Titans on Saturday evening thanks to a 39-point display from Stefan Zecevic and 21 points from Joshua Wilson.Tradehouse Central Ballincollig also head into 2019 unbeaten this season, as they ran out dominant 70-104 point winners over Portlaoise Panthers late on Sunday afternoon.Ej Sligo All Stars secured a massive home win against Abbey Seals Dublin Lions on Saturday evening meanwhile, edging the visitors 80-77 at the final buzzer.  A superb game between the two sides saw nothing between them right down to the final seconds, but 26 points from Zack Yonda, coupled with a combined 29-point game from Tobi Brockmann and Connor McClenaghan saw Sligo win out by three in the end.KUBS secured a big home win on Saturday evening, winning out 101-70 over visitors LYIT Donegal thanks to a 34-point game from Elijah Tillman and a huge 20-point game from Irish Under 18 star, Cillian O’Driscoll. Sunday afternoon saw Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers take home a big road win over Ulster University Elks, running out 53-83 point winners in the end. A big 25-point game from Oisin O’Reilly coupled with solid performances from Justin Goldsborough and Paul Caffrey saw Tolka into a comfortable 27-45 lead at half time and they drove on from there. Basketball Ireland Fixtures: January 4-6th, 2019Friday 4th January 2019      Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   UCC Demons v CandS Neptune, Mardyke Arena, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   IT Carlow Basketball v DCU Mercy, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 12:30;NUIG Mystics v Fr Mathews, NUIG, 15:30;Marble City Hawks v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, O Loughlin Gaels Gym, 19:00;Maxol WIT Wildcats v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, Mercy College, 19:00; Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:   IT Carlow Basketball v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 15:30;Tradehouse Central Ballincollig v KUBS BC, Ballincollig CS, 16:00;LIT v Abbey Seals Dublin Lions, Limerick IT Sportshall, 18:00;Limerick Celtics v DBS Eanna, St Munchins, 18:00;UL Sports Eagles v Bad Bobs Tolka Rovers, UL Arena-Limerick, 19:00;Waterford Vikings v Ulster University Elks, Waterford IT, 19:00;Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney v Titans, Killarney, 19:30; Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:UL Sports Eagles 74-57 WIT VikingsLimerick Celtics 92-94 LITDBS Eanna 123-50 TitansKUBS BC 101-70 LYIT DonegalEJ Sligo All-Stars 80-77 Abbey Seals Dublin LionsUlster University Elks 53-83 Bad Bobs Tolka RoversPortlaoise Panthers 70-104 Tradehouse Central Ballincollig Solid displays from Royce Williams, Paddy Sullivan and Alex Herreros saw the hosts into a 51-33 point lead at half-time and they didn’t look back from there.  Speaking afterwards, head coach Brian O’Malley stated: “We are delighted to get the win. The first game after the Christmas break can always be a tough one, but our guys did well particularly in the first half. The table is not something we pay attention to at this stage, we just concentrate on the next game and Belfast Star away is our focus now.” Basketball Ireland Results: December 29-30thBasketball Ireland Men’s Super League: CandS Neptune 92-95 Garvey’s Tralee WarriorsDCU Saints 91-71 MareePyrobel Killester 79-63 Griffith College Swords ThunderKeane’s Supervalu Killorglin 81-79 UCC Demons Pyrobel Killester are now joint first alongside Templeogue at the top of the Men’s Super League table this week thanks to a 79-63 point win over Griffith College Swords Thunder in their last game of 2018 on Saturday evening. BASKETBALL IRELAND DETAILED RESULTS: December 29-30th Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   Singleton SuperValu Brunell v Pyrobel Killester, Parochial Hall, 14:45; Sunday 6th January 2019    Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   Belfast Star v Templeogue, De La Salle, 15:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:   Limerick Celtics v Phoenix Rockets, St Munchins, 16:00;Maree v UL Huskies, Calsanctius College, 17:00;Swords Thunder v Trinity Meteors, ALSAA-Dublin, 17:30;Team Tom McCarthys St Mary’s v Portlaoise Panthers, St Marys Castleisland, 18:30;Fabplus North West v Ulster University Elks, Ballyshannon, 19:30; Saturday 5th January 2019 Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   Belfast Star v Pyrobel Killester, De La Salle, 18:30;DCU Saints v UCD Marian, DCU Sports Complex, 19:00;Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin v Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, Killorglin Sports Centre, 19:15;Maree v Moycullen, Calasanctius College-Galway, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:DCU Saints 91-71 MareeTop scorers DCU Saints: Mike Bonaparte 22, Tariq Guebaili 16, Martins Provizors 14Top scorers Maree: Sean Sellers 26, Niels Bunschoten 22, Eoin Rockall 11Half time score: DCU Saints 46-33 MareeBasketball Ireland Men’s Division One:DBS Éanna 123-50 TitansTop scorers DBS Éanna: Stefan Zecevic 39, Joshua Wilson 21, Conor Gallagher 16Top scorers Titans: Tom Rivard 23, Eoin Coughlan 6, Harrison Deneka 5Half time score: DBS Éanna 63-31 Titans Basketball Ireland Men’s Division One:   Portlaoise Panthers v LYIT Donegal, St Marys Sports Hall, 17:00;print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Leicester’s Vardy gets additional one-game ban

first_imgLeicester City striker Jamie Vardy will miss the Premier League leaders’ visit to Manchester United on Sunday after being banned for an additional game for improper conduct, the BBC reported.Vardy, the league’s second-highest scorer this season with 22 goals, angrily confronted referee Jon Moss after being picking up a second yellow card for diving during Leicester’s 2-2 draw against West Ham on April 17.After missing Sunday’s 4-0 win over Swansea, Vardy will now also be suspended for Sunday’s match at Old Trafford, where Leicester could wrap up their first ever Premier League title with victory.The 29-year-old, who was also fined 10,000 pounds, will be available for the final two matches of the season against Everton and Chelsea.last_img


first_imgStory Links The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s rugby team fell 78-10 to the Western Mustangs in OUA consolation quarter-final action on Friday night (Oct. 5) in London, Ont.HOW IT HAPPENED: Third-year winger Khadi Dako and rookie standout Francesca Griffin each scored tries for the Blues. Western was led by Veronica Harrigan’s five tries on the night.UP NEXT: The Blues will wrap up their 2018 campaign next Saturday, October 13 as they host the Waterloo Warriors in the 9th/10th place game at Varsity Stadium. Game time is set for 1 p.m.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cabinet orders immediate halt to process

first_imgMiddle St land acquisitionCabinet on Tuesday ordered an immediate halt to the process initiated by Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AG), Basil Williams to use the Acquisition of Lands for Public Purposes Act to take control of two plots of privately-owned land at the corners of Middle and Carmichael Streets, Georgetown, a source close to President David Granger’s Cabinet has confirmed.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil WilliamsGuyana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Clarissa RiehlThe usually reliable source confirmed to Guyana Times that the issue “came up for discussion” and a decision was taken to immediately suspend the process, pending an explanation from Williams. The AG was not present at Tuesday’s sitting of Cabinet, thus prompting the decision to suspend the process.The same source said that it is likely that the issue will be discussed at next Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting where the AG is expected to be present.When asked if the process is likely to be abandoned, the source declared “We have no intention to compulsorily acquire any private lands,” indicating that Cabinet was not too happy with Williams’ actions.Cabinet’s disgruntle was confirmed by another source who is very close to the Cabinet.“There were some discussion on the issue and I can say to you that many members were not too happy with the manner in which this issue played out. Many felt that the entire episode was embarrassing to the Government,” the source said.Efforts to get a comment from the Attorney General continued to be unsuccessful as calls to his mobile phone went unanswered.The matter attracted the attention of Cabinet after Guyana Times reported that Guyana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Clarissa Riehl, who owns one of the plots in contention, was preparing to file legal proceedings against the Attorney General.Riehl is a senior figure in the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the largest party in the coalition Government.There are also reports that the owner of the other plot of land, Beharry Group of Companies has engaged its lawyers to examine the issue.This publication was also told that President David Granger and “many” members of Cabinet were unaware of the move by Williams.The Carmichael and Middle Streets property under contentionThe Official Gazette of September 24, which published the Order made by Minister David Patterson on September 22, 2016, identified the property as the East quarter of Lot 92 Middle and Carmichael Streets.The property was expected to be used for the proposed construction of Government buildings.Williams’ only public statement thus far on the issue is a public denial that he initiated the process of acquiring the property and indicated that it was his predecessor, Anil Nandlall, who started the process prior to May 2015, a claim Nandlall has since denied.However, Nandlall denied Williams’ claims, saying that the AG was peddling mistruths.“I wish to make it unequivocally clear that as Attorney General, I had no intention whatsoever of compulsorily acquiring the said two lots of land and that no step whatsoever was ever taken by the PPP/Civic Government to compulsorily acquire the said two lots of land; that all I did in relation thereto was to make contact with the owners of the two plots of land and enquired from them, whether the lands were for sale,” Nandlall said in a letter to the press.Both owners, he related, answered in the negative and that was the end of the transaction: “I never even took a proposal to Cabinet in relation to this matter.”last_img read more

Wisconsin deputy kills 6 before he is fatally shot

first_imgThree of the victims were students at the small town’s high school, and three were recent graduates, a school official said. The gunman may have graduated from the same high school. Peterson was not working at the time of the shooting, Sheriff Keith Van Cleve said. The survivor was in critical condition Sunday night at a hospital in nearby Marshfield, according to a nursing supervisor. A Crandon police officer who fired back was treated for minor injuries and released. Gary Bradley, mayor of the city of about 2,000, said earlier Sunday that a sniper killed the suspect, but Van Cleve would not confirm that officers shot the suspect. Peterson was killed Sunday afternoon eight miles north of Crandon in the rural town of Argonne, Dennee said. By Robert Imrie THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CRANDON, Wis. – An off-duty sheriff’s deputy went on a shooting rampage early Sunday at a home where seven young people had gathered for pizza and movies, killing six and critically injuring the other before authorities fatally shot him, officials said. The gunman, Tyler Peterson, was 20 years old and worked full-time as a Forest County deputy sheriff and part-time as a Crandon police officer, said Police Chief John Dennee. The circumstances of the shooting were hazy Sunday and it wasn’t immediately clear what the gunman’s motive was, but the mother of a 14-year-old victim said the suspect may have been a jealous boyfriend. The shooting occurred in a white, two-story duplex about a block from downtown Crandon. “It was a pizza and movie party,” Dennee said. Three of the victims were Crandon High School students, said schools Superintendent Richard Peters, and the other three had graduated within the past three years. “There is probably nobody in Crandon who is not affected by this,” Peters said, adding that students would be especially affected. “They are going to wake up in shock and disbelief and a lot of pain.” Peters did not know whether Peterson had also graduated from the 300-student high school. But Crandon resident Karly Johnson, 16, said that she knew the gunman and that he had helped her in a tech education class. “He graduated with my brother,” she said. “He was nice. He was an average guy. Normal. You wouldn’t think he could do that.” Dennee declined to comment on whether Peterson had a romantic relationship with any of the victims. “We are a strong community. We always have been,” Bradley said. “This is agonizing, but we will prevail.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man City team to play Everton – a starting XI to strike fear into the Premier League and it doesn’t even include £32m signing!

first_img 11. Aleksandar Kolarov 11 11 11 3. Bacary Sagna 11 11 20. Eliaquim Mangala 11 11 15. Jesus Navas 11 7. Raheem Sterling 16. Sergio Aguero 42. Yaya Toure 11 25. Fernandinho 4. Vincent Kompany 1. Joe Hart (goalkeeper) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below Manchester City have started the 2015/16 Premier League season in sensational form and will look to make it three wins from three at Everton today.The 2014 champions have been boosted by the £32m signing of Nicolas Otamendi at centre back, but the Argentine international is still waiting for his work permit to come through, so won’t make his City debut at Goodison Park.However, City can still boast a formidable starting XI.Take a look at our predicted team in the slideshow above. 11 11 21. David Silva last_img read more

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino praises ‘great talent’ after Monaco victory

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his delight at Erik Lamela’s hat-trick heroics against Monaco.The young midfielder scored a treble against the French side in just 36 minutes on Thursday night as they finished top of Group J in the Europa League with a 4-1 victory.The superb performance was just one of many excellent showings from the 23-year-old this season, who is finally finding his feet in England.But Pochettino has insisted Lamela’s form has not come as a surprise to him, despite his previous struggles.“It is true that today he is more confident and looks a different player from two years ago,” the manager said.“There are always a lot of reasons for the improvement of a player. First of all, a young player like Lamela has arrived in a new country. He is a very special boy but he needed time to adapt and not only on the pitch.“When you score a hat-trick you don’t have to say anything more because it was great for him and great for the team. It helped the team to finish at the top.“Lamela has not surprised me, he is a great talent and okay, you always need a little bit of luck to score but he scored three goals and its normal that he deserves all the praise and the headlines. That is football.“Always the younger players need time. They need time to improve, they need time to adapt their game to a new culture and a new country and sometimes it is a difficult process. Some players are quick, some it takes time.” 1 Tottenham star Erik Lamela last_img read more

VIDEO: Ousmane Dembele FAILS to impress during Barcelona unveiling at Camp Nou

first_img1 Becoming Barcelona’s club record signing is sure to be a daunting experience.Ousmane Dembele – the £96million man – was paraded in front of supporters at the Camp Nou on Monday and was told to perform a few tricks.But it was safe to say nerves got the better of the French international when he attempted a number of elaborate moves.Dembele will be expected to settle quickly after the Catalan giants splashed the cash on the 20-year-old. It was safe to say nerves got the better of the French international last_img

Scottish Cup could be used to pioneer video technology in 2017/18

first_imgThe trial would be likely to limit the use of video to key decisions that could influence the outcome of games, such as goals, penalties, sendings-off and mistaken identity. Decisions would have to be made over whether match referees would request video aid or if a video official would flag up incidents. English FA chief executive Martin Glenn said that he would be keen to us the FA Cup for trials. Glenn told a news conference: “I’m very happy for things within my direct control – the English FA’s direct control – to be part of that. The Scottish Cup could be used to trial video technology from 2017/18 after football’s rule-making body recommended exploring the use of video for key decisions. The International FA Board (IFAB) has discussed introducing new technology and is set to recommend a major step forward at its annual general meeting in March. The English FA has expressed an interest in being part of any trial and Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan has backed the idea, saying that discussion would take place over using the Scottish Cup for trials next season. “It’s one that we would certainly discuss as a board,” Regan said. “As a personal preference, it’s something I’d like to see pushed forward.” “We are big supporters of the use of technology. So, what do we control? We control the FA Cup.” In Scotland, any test of new technology for league games would also have to be discussed by the SPFL.last_img read more

Public input wanted for C-K housing and homelessness plan review

first_imgThe Municipality of Chatham-Kent is reviewing its housing and homelessness plan, and is seeking input from local residents, through an online survey, to help address a shortage of affordable housing.“Our own wait list for social housing is over 900 households,” said Shelley Wilkins, director of Chatham-Kent Housing Services and co-chair of Chatham-Kent Housing & Homeless Committee.About 45 per cent of the wait list is comprised of singles or couples or an adult with an dependent, she said.“It’s one- or two-bedroom units that are in the highest demand right now,” Wilkins said.People can be on the wait list for three to four years, she said, adding, “That is a long time for someone to have to skimp by and maybe do with less groceries and other necessities of life while they wait for (affordable housing).”Since 2012, the housing and homeless committee has been working toward achieving a vision that every person has an affordable, suitable and adequate home to provide the foundation to secure employment, raise a family and build strong communities.The current housing and homelessness plan has had many successes in implementing new approaches, working in partnership with community groups and organizations to assist people in obtaining supports needed to acquire and maintain stable housing.The online survey – – is part of a five-year review of the housing and homelessness plan.“We’re certainly open to anybody that has innovative ideas, we’d love to hear them,” Wilkins said.Mayor Darrin Canniff emphasized the importance of a large participation in the survey.“Our plans are only as good as the information that goes into them,” he said. “Housing is such an important issue and we want to hear as many voices as possible.”When asked if anticipated school closings in the community could be an option to be explored for providing housing, Wilkins said, “It has been done in some other areas, so we’re certainly open to those kind of suggestions.”She added this is something the community could express an opinion on in the survey if they support it.“If people have got ideas about other buildings or locations, we’re certainly open to hearing about that or any other suggestions,” Wilkins said.Wilkins said she’s heard some employers have been struggling with affordable housing being available for employees or potential employees.She said these could be moderate-income jobs that might be able to afford market rental, there’s just not enough of it.“If there’s private-sector companies out there looking to partner . . . can we kill two birds with one stone?”Wilkins cited as an example, if someone wanted to build a market rental property for employees and add an affordable housing component, the municipality would be interested in that type of partnership.Wilkins said the survey also provides a forum for people to give feedback in general.“It’s a chance for everybody in the community to express their concerns, what is or isn’t an issue for them for housing.”eshreve@postmedia.comlast_img read more