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Republic open to Given return

first_img Press Association Roy Keane will be at Middlesbrough on Saturday as Ireland run the rule over veteran goalkeeper Shay Given. However, O’Neill has indicated he is open to discussions with the 37-year-old, who has hinted he might like to return, as he plots the way forward after taking over from Giovanni Trapattoni. Millwall’s David Forde is currently the man in possession having replaced Sunderland’s Keiren Westwood, who took over the number one spot after Given’s retirement. Westwood is facing months on the sidelines after undergoing shoulder surgery, leaving Darren Randolph and Rob Elliot as Forde’s understudies when the squad last met up in November last year. center_img Keane, who is manager Martin O’Neill’s assistant, will watch the Teessiders in their Sky Bet Championship clash with Charlton at the Riverside Stadium. Given, whose loan spell at Boro from parent club Aston Villa is due to expire at the end of next month, retired from international football after the Euro 2012 finals with 125 senior caps to his name. last_img read more

Lamar Jackson annoyed by comparisons to Patrick Mahomes but admires fellow MVP’s ‘cannon arm’

first_imgRavens quarterback Lamar Jackson finds constant comparisons with Patrick Mahomes annoying, but he concedes that the Chiefs quarterback is better in one area.Jackson succeeded Mahomes as NFL MVP last season, winning the award in his second season in the league just like Mahomes did. Their similar trajectories as players and their status as two of the premier quarterbacks as the league enters a new era at the position has made “Jackson or Mahomes” a frequent debate topic. Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl 54 last season and was named the game’s MVP. Kansas City trailed San Francisco by 10 points with seven minutes left.Jackson and the Ravens would have met Mahomes and the Chiefs in the AFC championship game had Baltimore not suffered a 28-12 upset loss to the Titans in the divisional round.Mahomes has won both of his meetings with Jackson in the NFL. The Chiefs beat the Ravens 33-28 in Week 3 last season and 27-24 in Week 14 of the 2018 campaign. It is a discussion for which Jackson has little time.MORE: Jackson avoids disaster at beach football game”Yeah, that’s annoying. We play football,” Jackson said on Bleacher Report’s “Take it There with Taylor Rooks.””Two different teams. Ain’t got nothing to do with each other. Like, we just play football. That’s it,” Jackson added.Asked if there was any aspect of Mahomes’ skill set he would like to possess, Jackson initially joked: “None. I ain’t trying to be him. I’m my own player.” Then he said: “To throw as far as him. I want that cannon. He got a cannon arm. I’d take that cannon.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: LATE COMEBACK FROM FOUR MASTERS ENSURES VITAL POINT AGAINST DUNGLOE

first_imgFour Masters GAA News:Coaching Academy The coaching academy for 4-7 year old’s boys and girls continues this Saturday morning in Tír Cónaill Park from 11am to 12:30pm. The academy teaches the basics of gaelic football, hurling and camogie every week, alongside the basics in agility, balance and co ordination. Great numbers are attending each week which bodes well for the future, new players are always welcome to come along and have a go.Mini LeaguesThe football mini leagues continues this Wednesday night in Tír Cónaill from 4:45pm to 5:45pm. The mini leagues consist mainly of games for the hour with the emphasis on having fun and learning the skills. They are open to boys and girls aged 4-7 years of age.U12 Boys Football Training for the 2016 u12 boys team will start this Wednesday night in Tír Conaill at 6pm and continues for the next six weeks.U13 Boys FootballThe U13’s finished up their league games with a high scoring draw (3-14 to 5-08) in Ballyshannon last Wednesday night. The lads await other results to see if they will finish in the top four positions to reach a regional semi final.U13 Girls FootballOn Wednesday night in Tir Chonaill park we witnessed another great performance from our U13 girls vs Killybegs. In a very tight first half where we saw our goalkeeper Sofia Miziri pull off a number of great saves, Four Masters managed to go on at half time leading by 2 pts. In the second half after a few soaring runs from Hannah Crawford resulting in a few goals, Four Masters took control of the match. A strong finish by Killybegs saw them clawing us back but we finally won by 4 pts 5-13 to 5-9. After suffering 2 defeats against St Nauls & Aodh Ruadh this was a ‘ must win’ game & the girls stood up well to the challenge. They have now qualified for a county semi final to b played next Saturday – details of which we don’t yet know. Well done to all the girls involved. Report by Pauline Brogan.U14 Boys Football The U14 boys football team played Kilbeggan (Westmeath) in a challenge game yesterday. Local man and former club player Michael Murphy took his U14 team from Kilbeggan up for the game in Tír Conaill. Thanks goes to U14 manager Ian McKenna and players for making the game happen at short notice.U15 Donegal CamogieWell done to the U15 Donegal Camogie team who won the All Ireland C title at the weekend after they defeated Roscommon in the final.U16 Boys Football The U16’s await the winners of the St Eunans – MacCumhaills game from tonight in the county semi final. No date/venue has been announced yet, the game is likely to be this weekend.Reserves FootballThe reserves lost out to Glenswilly in the county semi final on a scoreline of 1-09 to 1-07 in MacCumhaill Park yesterday. The reserves were unlucky with the boys leading late in the game before Glenswilly took the lead with a penalty. Best performers on the day were Paddy Reid, Conor Rooney, and Danny McGarrigle.Seniors FootballThe senior men’s football team drew 0-08 to 0-08 at home to Dungloe yesterday in Tír Cónaill Park. The lads hit two late points to even up the game. Best performers on the day were Karl Lacey, Barry Monaghan, and Daire Quinn. The result leaves the lads second from bottom in Division 1. They are down to play Glenswilly at home this Sunday at 3pm, all support welcome.GAA NEWS: LATE COMEBACK FROM FOUR MASTERS ENSURES VITAL POINT AGAINST DUNGLOE was last modified: October 6th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more