Evansville’s upset of No. 1 Kentucky sends clear message to college basketball’s top programs

first_imgThis is not the story in 2019. The Evansville victory over the top-ranked Wildcats was a clear message to this season’s most respected teams: You ain’t all that.MORE: John Calipari pitches intriguing “summer league” ideaWhen it was time to rank the teams in the preseason for 2019-20, the top choice was easy. Michigan State began with a reigning first-team All-American, seven of the top 10 scorers from a team that won dual Big Ten Conference championships and reached the Final Four and a well-regarded recruiting class. Before the Spartans even played a game, the second-best of their players suffered a recurrence of a foot injury, and suddenly Sparty was no longer unassailable.Everyone else that even entered the conversation either was highly dependent on the top freshmen from a national recruiting class known to be uncommonly weak or carried significant uncertainties or apparent flaws into the season. No. 4 Duke’s three-man starting frontcourt was entirely composed of freshmen in its Champions Classic victory over No. 3 Kansas. The Jayhawks have three pure post players, none of whom is comfortable playing away from the basket on offense or defense.Kentucky brought back one starter and three other regulars from last season’s Elite Eight team, then complemented that group with another esteemed recruiting class: small forward Khalil Whitney, shooter Johnny Juzang, stretch-4 Keion Brooks and, the jewel of the class, combo guard Tyrese Maxey. All of them should be fine — or better — college players in time. Only Maxey seems equipped to make an immediate, transformative impact.This should not be unexpected, though. You can almost see the sweat stains adorning the various mock drafts that greeted the start of the college season. They’re putting freshmen up high because someone must be at the top of the list. There are only so many international prospects, and there haven’t yet been enough games to determine whether there are a few guys on the order of Buddy Hield or Mikal Bridges among the college veterans.And, truth is, there probably aren’t.It’s one of those years like 2009-10, 2012-13 or 2015-16, when the freshman class just happens to be a little less gifted. Because of the age-limit rule and the premature early entry of many draft prospects, college basketball has become largely dependent on the quality of its freshman class to elevate the quality of the competition.MORE: Explaining James Wiseman’s eligibility issuesWhen the top freshmen are on the order of a Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett in 2018-19, or Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in 2011-12, or when the group as a whole is so powerful a talent like T.J. Leaf in 2016-17 can’t crack the top 15, the quality of play among the championship contenders is greater. Teams know winning a championship is going to require an effort like Duke delivered in 2015, or Virginia just a few months ago.Kentucky entered its Evansville game without starting power forward E.J. Montgomery and with several key regulars playing hurt. That made the Wildcats’ defeat less implausible, but no more excusable. The Purple Aces had to perform well, and the 18 points from guard K.J. Riley and the 17 from Kansas transfer Sam Cunliffe were huge. But they didn’t have to play brilliantly. As a team, the Purple Aces shot 38.3 percent and committed 14 turnovers. They made only 9-of-30 (30.0 percent) from 3-point range.Kentucky’s had games like this with its freshmen before: against the Miami RedHawks in 2009, but John Wall’s astonishing individual talent rescued the Wildcats; against Southern Illinois last year, when Keldon Johnson led UK to a double-digit win in the end. This UK team might ultimately win a championship, but it is not initially overwhelming. There was a time in college basketball’s past that the best teams were so powerful that a result such as Evansville 67, Kentucky 64 was close to unimaginable. This never would have occurred with Indiana’s Hoosiers in 1975, with North Carolina’s Tar Heels in 1981 or with UNLV’s Runnin’ Rebels in 1990.It wouldn’t have happened, even, with the Duke Blue Devils of 12 months ago. “We worked for a month, maybe longer, on toughness because I knew that would be a key,” Kentucky coach John Calipari told reporters after the game. “And we reverted today. You saw a team that was way tougher than us. Their guards were more physical and tougher. We couldn’t post the ball… we couldn’t hold position in the post. We couldn’t come off screens… all the toughness.”This wasn’t a miracle. This wasn’t like UMBC’s exquisite execution of No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed Virginia in March 2018. This simply was an upset.It probably won’t be the last of the 2019-20 season, which won’t be a work of athletic art — but it will be a blast.last_img read more

Jose is showing Spurs how not to lose.. Poch would have struggled to get a point

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO said he would not make the same mistakes when he became Tottenham boss.And he was true to his word in the last-gasp 2-1 win at Wolves.3 Boss Jose Mourinho showed at Wolves he has added the type of grit Spurs might have lacked under Mauricio PochettinoCredit: EPA3 Spurs go wild after Jan Vertonghen bagged a stoppage-time winner at MolineuxCredit: EPAMourinho knew exactly what to expect from a Wolves side managed by fellow Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo – he was even one of his former players at Porto.As Manchester United boss, Mourinho lost twice at Molineux in the space of two weeks last season – with an FA Cup defeat followed by one in the Premier League.And Mourinho was clearly in no mood to get fooled again as he knew how to gain the upper hand – namely, striking the first blow which Spurs did with Lucas Moura’s superb eight minute goal.After that though, Tottenham could have crumbled as Nuno again tried to expose the weaknesses of a Mourinho side.STRUGGLED AGAINST PACEBut while the Spurs boss may be teaching his side how to be winners – but more importantly, he is telling them how not to be losers.Had Mauricio Pochettino still been in charge of Tottenham, you wonder if they would have escaped from Molineux with one point, never mind all three.What we saw here was a Spurs side do whatever it took to hold on for a point against a dominant Wolves side who will wonder how they did not convert their possession into more than one goal.3And all of their resistance paid off in style with Jan Vertonghen’s late winner.But what Mourinho will have found out is that is players struggle to cope with pace such as that on show from Adama Traore.Aside from the Wolves winger’s powerful leveller, Spurs were left to bring Traore down whenever possible, even if it meant taking a yellow card.Moura was one of the bright spots for Mourinho – if Eric Dier had scored instead of hitting the post, it would have papered over some of the cracks left over the Pochettino reign.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onemost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBut Moura is among the players benefiting from Mourinho’s arrival.Moura has scored three goals in his five Premier League matches under Jose Mourinho; he only had one goal in 10 Premier League appearances for Spurs with Pochettino in charge this season.But Mourinho’s men will have to be more convincing than this if they are to bring home the silverware again.Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says everyone has the same chances in the first knockout round of the Champions Leaguelast_img read more

The Globe and Mail: Exxon becomes newest member of B.C. LNG Alliance

first_imgThis is the alliance promoting the development of a liquefied natural gas industry in northern B.C. and includes major players like Chevron Canada, Shell Canada Energy and Petronas.An Exxon spokesman says the company is looking forward to working with government to develop a world-class LNG industry in Canada’s west, according to the Globe.The company has a license to export as much as 30 million tonnes of LNG annually and has entered an option agreement with the City of Prince Rupert for a site at Tuck Inlet.- Advertisement -Overall, this makes Exxon the seventh member of the B.C. LNG Alliance, and to date we still have 18 proposals announced for the province, although none of them has yet made a final investment decision.Click here to read the entire Globe and Mail article.With files from The Globe and MailAdvertisementlast_img read more

WATCH: Takuma Asano celebrates Arsenal move by netting brace for Sanfrecce

first_imgArsenal completed the signing of Takuma Asano at the beginning of July, surprising the world of football by moving for a player with no real pedigree.He has only recently passed the 50-game mark for J1 League club Sanfrecce, and has won just five caps for Japan.Still, Arsene Wenger must see potential in the 21-year-old, and given the Frenchman’s record with youth development, he is to be trusted.Asano has remained at Sanfrecce as his transfer is finalised, and he celebrated his move to North London by scoring twice against Kashima Antlers on Saturday.They were two classy finishes from the youngsters, and you can watch both below… Takuma Asano 1last_img


first_imgRAPHOE NOTES:Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Sponsored WalkTony Mc Daid, Project Coordinator of the Family Resource Centre in Raphoe is embarking on a 388km sponsored walk around the 9 Family Resource Centres in Donegal from 4th-15th May. The aim of the walk is to raise money to support the work of the Family Resource Centres while at the same time highlighting the valuable work of the FRCs in supporting children, young people, families and the community.The National Family Resource Centre Programme was subject to 5% cuts in funding each year during the period 2012-2014 while budgets for 2015 and 2016 remained at 2014 levels. These cuts proved difficult to manage and put increased pressure on Family Resource Centres to sustain their supports and services at pre-cut levels compelling them to initiate local fundraising activities at a time when families and communities were experiencing and continue to experience their own particular financial hardships.The local community in Raphoe would be aware that the Family Resource Centre relocated premises towards the end of 2015 in an attempt to reduce outgoings. We have also organised small fundraising events and we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who have supported our fundraising efforts thus far. The other Family Resource Centres in Donegal are: The Forge in Pettigo; Donegal FRC in Donegal Town; Downstrands in Narin/Portnoo; Dunfanaghy; Mevagh in Downings; Cara House in Letterkenny; St.Johnston & Carrigans and Moville.If you are an individual, a family, a community organisation or a business and would like to sponsor Tony please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074-9145796 or 087-3641503.Drop-in TuesdaysDrop-in Tuesdays will commence in the Family Resource Centre in the Volt House on Tuesday 5th April 2016 from 10.30-11.30am. The Drop-in provides the opportunity for members of the community to call in for a cup of tea and a chat. Local and daily papers will be available so you can catch up on local, national and international news. The Drop-in is free so why not come along and join us?50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of our weekly 50 / 50 Bonus ball was Anne O’Donnell, winning number 31. To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Seniors Alert SchemeThe objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.Funding is available under the scheme towards the purchase of equipment by a registered organisation i.e. personal alarm and/or pendant. The associated monitoring and service charges must be paid by the participant. A person will be eligible if he or she is:· Aged 65 years or older; and· Of limited means or resources; and· Living alone, living with another person who meets the eligibility criteria; and· Resides within geographical area of the relevant registered organisation; and· Able to benefit from the equipment supplied; and· Are prepared to maintain contact with the registered organisation.Raphoe Family Resource Centre has now taken over the administration of the Scheme.   Therefore,  if you or anyone you know are eligible for the scheme please do not hesitate to contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074)9145796 or 0873641503 or alternatively call into our office located on the second floor of The Volt House, Raphoe.Raphoe Boxing ClubThe boxers and officials at the Raphoe Boxing Club would like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone at Raphoe Road Runners for their generous donation from their very successful New Year’s Day 5K. It is greatly appreciated by all at the Boxing Club.Congratulations to local girl Aoife McGinley who represented the Clanree Hotel in this year’s Donegal Rose Selection.  Well done from all at the boxing club.On Saturday last Raphoe boxers Liam Crawford and Tom Doherty were part of the Co. Donegal team that travelled to Ennis in Co. Clare to box at a major inter-county tournament in the Ennis Community Centre.  Liam Crawford turned in a veteran’s display of ringcraft when he outpointed Clare’s Lee Lyons.  Tom Doherty gave a good display of guts and courage only to lose out to Adam Grant.  The team result was Donegal 6 bouts, Co. Clare 6 bouts.On Sunday next Liam Crawford and Liam McMonagle will compete in the N.W. Zones Championships in Clonmany C.C.   The winners here will go on to the Ulster Finals on Sunday 13th March in Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.Raphoe Badminton ClubRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament continues in the Recreation Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 11th March. For further details contact Joe Magee on 074-9145451 (after 7pm), Sammy Magee on 074-9145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.RAPHOE MAN SET TO EMBARK ON 338KM WALK TO RAISE MONEY FOR FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE was last modified: March 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CommunityRaphoewalkinglast_img read more

Councillor convicted of drink driving

first_imgA Donegal county councillor has been convicted of drink driving.Ciaran Brogan, a former chairman of Donegal County Council, appeared at Letterkenny District Court. The court heard how Mr Brogan was found asleep at the steering wheel of a car in the middle of a public road.He denied being in charge of a vehicle while exceeding the alcohol limit on June 22nd, 2015 at Ballymacool, Letterkenny.The businessman, from Sockar, Trentagh, was in court for the hearing.Garda Stephen Moyles told the court that he was on mobile patrol at 11.40pm when he responded to a report of a car parked in the middle of the road with its lights on and its engine running.When he arrived he found a silver Toyota Avensis parked in a dangerous manner in the middle of a narrow road.When he approached the car he found a man asleep with his arms folded. Garda Moyles said he recognised the man as Ciaran Brogan. He opened the door and turned the engine off and removed the keys.He said he detected a strong smell of intoxicating liquor coming from the car.Garda Moyles said he tried to rouse the suspect. This took a couple of minutes.Brogan was startled and Garda Moyles said he must have had his foot on the brake as the car rolled back and collided with the Garda patrol car which was parked three to four metres behind.The garda said Brogan was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred.The suspect was taken to Letterkenny garda station where a blood sample was taken.The sample returned a reading of 244 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.Mr O’Gorman submitted to Judge Paul Kelly that there was no factual evidence that the accused intended to drive the vehicle.Judge Kelly said the prima facie evidence of his intention to drive could be inferred from the circumstances in which the gardaí found him.Judge Kelly imposed a €400 fine and disqualified him from driving for three years.Councillor convicted of drink driving was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgPhoto shows ‘Presentation by Conor Kelly of Inishowen Oil Company of new under 12Kits to both U12 football manager Kevin Doherty (Left) and Dr. Seamus Kelly, U12 hurling manager. Also present is Elizabeth Doherty, Club Secretary, C. L. G. Carndomhnaigh.’Ladies Football:Under 14 Carndonagh 4-07; Aodh Ruadh 3-04.Well done to the u14 girls who beat Aodh Ruadh last Thursday evening. With the wind in their favour the girls got off to a great start, after a couple of wides Niamh McDaid got the first goal. This was soon followed by another goal from Megan Gallagher and points from Niamh, Labhaoise and Cliona. Aodh Ruadh was finding it very difficult to get the ball up the field. The Carn forwards were working well together and Tara McColgan was pushing hard for a third goal when she was fouled in the square. Cliona Gibbons took the penalty, the keeper saved the shot but Cliona was quick to score on the rebound. Aodh Ruadh got their chance shortly after when they had a number of attacks on the Carn goal area and managed to score 2 goals and 2 pts without reply. This was a warning to Carn as half time approached that Aodh Ruadh would be dangerous in the second half especially with the wind at their back. The half time score was Carn 3-04 to Aodh Ruadh 2-02.The second half was as Carn had expected Aodh Ruadh scored a point straight away after the throw in and were constantly on the attack. Carn had built up a good lead in the first half so it was very important for them to defend that. The Carn defence was under pressure but they stood strong and refused to let them through, their work rate was second to none. Shauna Harkin in goals came off her line to make a number of saves and as always Kieva Callaghan, Rachel McLaughlin and Jessica Clarke made very few mistakes in getting the ball out of the danger area. Carn made a number of breaks up the field too and managed to get 3 more points and a cheeky goal from LisaMarie McLaughlin who was in the right place at the right time. Aodh Ruadh did manage a goal and 2pts but it was too little too late. The full time score was Carn 4-07 to Aodh Ruadh 3-04.The team and scorers were; Shauna Harkin, Orla Cox, Enya McDermott, Kieva Callaghan, Rachel McLaughlin, Jessica Clarke, Cliona Gibbons (1 02), Niamh McDaid (1 03), Tegan McDaid, Niamh Callaghan, Niamh Harkin, LisaMarie McLaughlin (1 00), Labhaoise Clarke (0 01), Ciara O’Connor, Tara McColgan and Megan Gallagher (1 01) Under 14 Carndonagh 3-06 to Glenfin 1-04.The girls also had to play Glenfin on Sunday as this game was due to be played three weeks ago. It wasn’t easy for the girls to field so soon after Thursday night but the full team showed up, they were in confident mood and wanted to get the game played. It was a tight first half with both teams battling for possession and finding it difficult to get scores. Glenfin opened the scoring with a long range shot that landed in the back of the net. This was just what Carn needed to get them started and despite giving away a few silly frees they were on top of the game. Niamh McDaid and Megan Gallagher were taking turns to score, Niamh started with a goal followed by Megan’s point and this was they way for the rest of the game. There was a lot of hard work being done throughout the field from Kieva Callaghan, Orla Cox and Tara Molyneaux at the back to Cliona and Labhaoise in the middle and as always Rachel McLaughlin and Jessica Clarke never stopped running looking for the ball and breaking down attacks. This result most likely puts the girls in the A semi-final, a brilliant achievement for their first year in the A section, another great team performance by the girls.The team and scorer’s were; Shauna Harkin, Orla Cox, Kieva Callaghan, Tara Molyneaux, Tegan McDaid, Rachel McLaughlin, Jessica Clarke, Cliona gibbons, Labhaoise Clarke, Enya McDermott, Niamh McDaid(1 03), Ciara o’ Connor, Niamh Callaghan(1 00), Tara McColgan and Megan Gallagher(1 03). Subs used; LisaMarie McLaughlin and Niamh Harkin.Under 15 Og Sport:The U15 Og Sport team reached the Inishowen Final that took place in Malin on Saturday afternoon last. It was unfortunate that only seven players traveled as subs are important in this competition and left manager Tony McGinn with no options. In the first game the boys lost to Muff but recovered well to beat Malin and Burt. Old rivals Malin were once again the opposition in the semi final which ended in a draw. After six minutes of extra time Carn won and played Muff in the final who were unbeaten. Carn shocked Muff in the first half and led by a point at half time. In the second half the lack of subs began to show and Muff scored vital goals to won the tournament. It was an enjoyable tournament for all the boys and many thanks to the Malin club for the hospitality on the day. The team was James Monagle, Michael Doherty, Nathan McLarkey, Conor Browne, Enda Callaghan Dermot Doherty and Cathal Doherty.Club Lotto:The winning numbers in the club mini-lotto were 22, 13, 24, 6 and 1.There was no jackpot winner.The 30 Euro prize went to Catriona Doherty, Gleneely;15 Euro each to Laura and Roisin Doherty, Moss Cottage, Carn; Nicola and Ciaran Bonner, Crossroads, Greencastle; Celine McGonagle, Redcastle and Donal McGee, Slavery, Buncrana .The jackpot next week is 15,700 Euro and the draw will be held in The Arch. A big thank you to all who support our lotto. Lotto can be purchased at following outlets – Costcutter Supermarket, J.J. Kelly’s Supermarket, Kelly’s Shell Shop, Bridie Doherty’s, Simpson’s Supermarket, SUPERVALU and in any pub.Minor Hurling:The minor hurlers play St Eunans in the championship semi-final this Thursday in Foden at 6.45pm.Under 16 Hurling: Carndonagh 6-13; Setanta 5-4.On Thursday night the U16 hurlers reached the U16B county final beating Setanta in the semi final. Carn led at half time by 3-7 to 0-2 but Setanta did not give up in the second half and scored 5-2 to Carn’s 3-6 to leave the final score Carn 6-13 Setanta 5-4. Team Patrick Callaghan, Brian McEleney, Eamonn Harkin, Keenan Callaghan, Enda Callaghan, P.J. Walker, Cathal Doherty (0-5), Dermot Doherty(0-1), Eoghan Kelly, James Monagle (1-0), Danny McCarron(0-1), Nathan McLarkey(0-1), Matthew Porter(5-1), Joseph McKinney(0-1), William Callaghan, Michael Doherty and Shaun McCreanor. They now play McCumhaills in the final on Thursday September 5th.Under 8 and 10 HurlingCarn hosted both the under 8 and under 10 hurling blitz on Sunday in Foden. With five clubs participating at both age groups the field was packed with young hurlers. All players tried their hardest and some fine skill was displayed at both age groups. Carndonagh had two under 10 teams and one under 8 team. A huge effort was put in by everyone and a good day was had by all. Those who played were: U10s- Rihanna Gallagher, Elisha Moyne, Cian Doherty, Olan Mc Laughlin, Meadhbh Butler, Owen Monagle, Mike Nelson, Conor Lafferty, Ronan Browne, Eoin Fowley, Aaron Malarkey, Erin Mc Laughlin Dorina Gillen, Eimear Doherty, and Blaithin Gillen. U8 team: Oran Lafferty, Altan Mc Dermott, Cormac Mc Laughlin Liam Doherty, Danny Diver, Davin Mc Laughlin, Adam Malarkey, John Canney, Bronagh Butler, Ethan Gallagher. The U8 finals day is on next Sunday in Letterkenny Gaels. Players will be notified later in the week. A big thanks you to all the referees on Sunday especially P.J. Walker. Darragh Lafferty, James Monagle and Michael Doherty who refereed all the under 8 games, Thanks to the parents who helped in the kitchen and of course all the coaches who ensured the day was a great success.Under 12 Camogie training is on Monday evenings at 6.30 Hurling/Camogie Summer Camp:The hurling/camogie summer camp was a very successful and enjoyable camp with 64 boys and girls taking part. Many thanks to John Gibbons, Marty McGrath, Stephen Gillespie, Ronan Walsh and Gavin McGrath who ensured that all the boys and girls had an enjoyable time and improved their hurling/camogie skills. Yvonne Byrne Camogie Development Officer attended on Monday & Tuesday with Ulster Council Coach Kevin Himpey attending on Wednesday. A special word of thanks to our club members Catherine Walker, Demi Walker, James Monagle, Michael Doherty, Kerri Doherty &B P.J. Walker who helped out during the week and to all the ladies who helped upstairs everyday.GAA NEWS: CARNDONAGH U-14 GIRLS FINISH LEAGUE IN STYLE was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Birmingham vs West Brom: Live commentary, kick-off time and team news

first_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more FOOTBALL LATEST Getty Images – Getty possible standings They’ve been dismal infront of goal and need to find their shooting boots if they want to shock the Baggies.West Brom have hit their stride after a slow start and have won three of their last five to sit just outside the playoff places.What time is kick-off?This West Midlands derby if the Friday night offering on September 14.Kick-off is at 7.45pm.The last time the sides met was an FA Cup clash in 2015, where the Baggies ran out 2-1 winners thanks to a brace from Victor Anichebe.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into talkSPORT2 from 7.30pm for live coverage of this Championship clash.There are many different ways to tune in – use your DAB radio, our mobile app or web player. 1 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack What is the team news?The Baggies have a clean bill of health as they look to record a fourth-straight win over their cross-city rivals.Omar Bogle could start the game as Monk looks to make the Blues more of a threat infront of goal.Lukas Jutkiewicz, who has scored just once this season, may be the one to make way. smart causal Garry Monk’s side are struggling for goals highlights How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware impact The Championship returns from the international break with a tasty West Midlands derby from St Andrews.Along with Ipswich and Reading, Birmingham are still searching for their first three points of the new season and sit in 20th place after six games. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more


first_imgA 15 year old boy has been ordered to do 120 hours community service in lieu of six months detention after admitting attacking a retired nurse in broad daylight.The boy, who was just 14 at the time of the attack in Letterkenny last August, appeared in court with his parents at Milford District Court yesterday.The retired nurse, Mrs Anna McDaid, had to spend nine days in hospital after the attack which happened at 5pm in the afternoon as she was going to her local post office. She was dragged to the ground and was found unconscious by a passer-by while €300 was missing from her handbag.After her ordeal, her husband Joe said his wife still only had 50% use of her left arm and will still need reconstruction of her left shoulder.“She is trying to get on with her life but she will never be the same woman she was,” he said.Her attacker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted later in court that he carried out the mugging because his parents had cut-off his pocket money.Solicitor for the accused, Kieran Dillon, said the boy was ashamed of what he had done and had since changed his life completely.He had now started playing rugby and found the discipline of the game very helpful and that he had also completed a FAS course.Mr Dillon said his client completely understood how Mrs McDaid’s life had been turned upside down and that his client was ashamed of his behaviour.He also offered a further €500 in compensation and a letter of apology to Mrs McDaid.Judge Paul Kelly said the boy was very fortunate that his solicitor had made such an extremely careful and researched plea as the charges were very serious.“People that have dealt with you feel that you are remorseful and that you deserve a second chance.“But you need to make some recompense and I hope that you will reflect on the damage caused to the injured party,” he said.He ordered him to do 120 hours community service in lieu of six months detention and put him on a probation bond for 12 months on his own bond of €500.He is also to comply with all the directions of the probation services and of his training and employment officer and not to reoffend.EndsBOY ORDERED TO DO COMMUNITY SERVICE AFTER ATTACK ON RETIRED LETTERKENNY NURSE was last modified: September 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Anna McDaidMilford District Courtmuggedlast_img read more


first_imgA public meeting has been called after residents in the Glenswilly and Churchill areas complained their drinking water smells and is turning an unusual colour.Locals fear the water has been contaminated.Now local publican Charlie McClafferty has called a public meeting to discuss the matter. “I have received phonecalls from a lot of people about the water. We need to know what the council is doing about the situation.“There is obviously something wrong and we need to clarify if this water is fit for human consumption which I fear it is not,” said Mr McClafferty.The meeting will take place in McClafferty’s Bar in Churchill at 8pm on Monday next.  MEETING CALLED AMID FEARS THAT GLENSWILLY/CHURCHILL WATER IS CONTAMINATED was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Churchilldonegalglenswillypublican Charlie McClaffertywaterlast_img read more