WATCH: Billy Holland on frustrations in Paris and Ospreys welcome

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSBilly HollandChampions CupKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostMunsterMunster.RugbyRugbySporting limerick The post WATCH: Billy Holland on frustrations in Paris and Ospreys welcome appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Print WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RugbyMunsterNewsSportWATCH: Billy Holland on frustrations in Paris and Ospreys welcomeBy Ronan Coughlan – January 17, 2020 97 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Facebook Previous articleTwilight Concerts at the CathedralNext articleLimerick artists on this year’s ones to watch list Ronan Coughlan Twitter Munster lock Billy Holland reflected on his side ‘frustrations’ across his sides Champions Cup Pool games so far, which is resulted in the provinces likely exit from the tournament.“Were leading after 65 minutes over in London against Saracens, were leading after 71 minutes in Paris against Racing and you come out the back of what looks like a battering which wasn’t the case.”“It’s really frustrating but they are the fine margins at that level and that’s where we need to get to.”Munster will welcome Ospreys to Thomond Park on Sunday. (Kick-off 1pm)Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We owe it to ourselves and we owe it to our supporters to put in a performance worthy of the Munster jersey on Sunday.”Click below to watch the full video Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Cricket News India aim for sustained dominance under Rohit Sharma, New Zealand eye turnaround

first_img New Delhi: Virat Kohli will no longer be with the Indian cricket team for the remainder of the tour of New Zealand. However, the current form of the squad and the bench strength of the side give them such an aura that Kohli might not be missed. Rohit Sharma, who has won seven out of eight ODIs as skipper, takes the over the side and they will be determined to continue their domination of New Zealand.  India have achieved only one 5-0 whitewash in series outside the sub-continent and that was against Zimbabwe in 2013. A win in Hamilton could boost them to an unprecedented 5-0 whitewash on New Zealand shores, something that has been achieved by visiting teams only once.The Hamilton ODI will be special for Rohit, who will play his 200th ODI and could become the leading six-hitter for India in ODIs. His form, combined with Shikhar Dhawan’s consistency at the top, has boosted the Indian batting. Kohli’s consistency might be missed but they could give Shubman Gill a debut, with the youngster making waves ever since the victorious Under-19 World Cup held in New Zealand in 2018. Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu showed some solid application but Karthik could make way for MS Dhoni, who missed the Bay Oval ODI due to a hamstring injury. New Zealand have been whitewashed 5-0 only once at home.India have achieved a 5-0 whitewash outside sub-continent only once.India will be without Virat Kohli for the remainder of the New Zealand tour. highlights It is in the bowling that India has the X-factor. Mohammed Shami has been sensational in the powerplay and in the death overs while the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have kept things quiet in the middle overs. The return of Hardik Pandya has lent balance to the bowling side, something which was acknowledged by Ross Taylor who said his spell was vital. The way the team is clicking in all fronts, it will need something out of the ordinary for New Zealand to reverse the losing trend.Problems galore for KiwisWhile the Indian openers are laying the platform for a win, the New Zealand openers are at the opposite ends of the spectrum. Both Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have failed to provide the blazing start in the powerplays that defined New Zealand’s progress. With Guptill and Munro’s failure, the pressure on the middle order is immense. Kane Williamson has not converted his starts while Ross Taylor impressed with a fine 93 in the previous ODI.New Zealand’s batting stems from the fact that they have lost of wickets at the wrong time. The Bay Oval ODI was a classic example. Tom Latham and Taylor strung a partnership of over 100 but once Lathan got out, the Kiwis struggled for momentum in the end overs. With the batting struggling, the bowlers have also not delivered with Trent Boult and Tim Southee not delivering. Lockie Ferguson has been the most impressive but he has lacked support from the others.New Zealand will have to show plenty of application with the bat if they have to put up a big fight against an Indian cricket team that is on top of their game. A win for New Zealand could give them confidence in this crucial year but a loss could result in more head-scratching for Williamson’s side.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Zenith Bank WBL: Dolphins Crush IGP Queens

first_imgZenith Bank Women Basketball League defending champions, Dolphins opened their Final Eight campaign on a winning note at the weekend when they defeated hard-fighting Delta Force of Asaba 83-65.To show their seriousness in not letting the title slip, Dolphins also went ahead to defeat IGP Queens yesterday to set up today’s match-up against Plateau Rocks of Jos.Speaking after their second victory yesterday, Coach of Dolphins, Ochuko Okworogun, said the team’s mission is to defend the title they won last year hence they are taking every match one at a time. “We are not actually focusing on any particular team since none of the teams here is a push over. More so, when it is obvious that Dolphins is the target of all teams as the defending champions, we need to up our game,” she noted.In some of the other matches played so far, the Nigeria Customs out-dunked AHIP Queens of Kano 68-44 while former champions First Bank defeated Benue Princess. Plateau Rocks lost 37-45 to IGP Queens.Captain of  Plateau Rocks, Gloria Umeh, blamed her team’s loss to fatigue haven travelled a long distance before arriving Lagos for the games for the play-off.“We travelled long way from Jos and arrived late hence we did not have enough rest before facing the Police ladies. We hope to make it up in the remaining matches,” she noted. But her opposite number in IGP Queens, Hannah Makanju, dismissed her excuses, insisting that they actually worked hard for their victory having trained enough for the finals unlike  Plateau Rocks whom she said may not have trained enough.With two wins So far against the Benue Princess and Nigerian Customs, former champions, First Bank will like to consolidate on their Group B leadership when they face AHIP Queens of Kano today and the same goes to Group A leaders and defending champions, Dolphins as they take on Plateau Rocks today while IGP Queens will be slugging it out with Delta force in another group A pairings. Benue Princess will tackle Nigerian Customs to round of today’s hostilities that marked day three of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League grand finale.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

ITTF Celebrates Quadri’s Feat at Rio Olympics

first_imgThe Rio 2016 Olympic Games has ended but the scintillating performance of Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri made one of the major highlights listed by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).In the Rio 2016 Wrap Up published at the weekend on the website of the world table tennis ruling body, Aruna was described as the Africa star of Rio. “The men’s singles event also featured fantastic performances from two players in particular: Hugo Calderano and Quadri Aruna. Calderano made full use of the home crowd advantage as the Brazilian negotiated the likes of Par Gerell and Tang Peng on his way to a round four finish,” ITTF said.The body added: “Nigerian contestant Aruna Quadri caused arguably the biggest upsets in the category as the 27th seed beat Chuang Chih-Yuan (6th) and Timo Boll (10th) before eventually exiting to Ma Long in the last eight – becoming the first African to reach that stage of an Olympic Table Tennis competition.”Quoting Quadri after the feat, “This is amazing, I don’t know what to say. My fans made me do this. Thank you for all the Brazilian spectators for their support. They gave me so much energy. This feels so good, it is a dream come true.”Also, the women’s singles tournament at Rio 2016 saw China’s Ding Ning win her first ever Olympic singles gold medal, after her victory over the London 2012 champion Li Xiaoxia (China). Both finalists brought their ‘A’ game as two of the world’s top competitors fought it out for the ultimate prize, but there could only be one winner and it was Ding who took it in the seventh game to seal the gold (11-9, 5-11, 14-12, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7).Sadly, Li Xiaoxia confirmed that Rio 2016 would be her final appearance for China, “It’s with pity to retire, but it’s for a better future.” Li added, “Life can’t be always sweet, and I’ll face my retirement with a smile. Thank you table tennis for everything that the sport has gave me.”Ma Long stood victorious over fellow compatriot Zhang Jike in the Men’s Singles final, as China won their second Table Tennis gold medal of the Games.With the top two seeds going head-to-head there was potential for a thrilling final, however, after edging the first end in deuce, Ma thundered past Zhang in the following three games to win the gold medal on his Olympic singles debut (14-12, 11-5, 11-4, 11-4).Jun Mizutani played some of the best Table Tennis of his career at Rio 2016, and he did his country proud by becoming the first Japanese competitor to win a singles medal at an Olympic Games with his victory against Belarusian Vladimir Samsonov in the bronze medal match.Two major achievements came from the Women’s Team category, as Germany won silver and Mima Ito won a team bronze with Japan.Germany’s silver is the first medal of any colour to be won by a European country in the Women’s Team competition, while Japanese teenager Mima Ito became the youngest competitor to win an Olympic Table Tennis medal aged 15 years and 300 days exactly.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Coleman improves after disappointing in season opener

first_imgDaJuan Coleman is placing most of his focus on two particular elements of his game: catching the ball deep in the paint and keeping it high once he has it.On Tuesday, he showed improvement in both areas. After finishing with a mere two points and four rebounds against Cornell, Coleman posted a double-double in No. 9 Syracuse’s (2-0) 89-74 win over Fordham (1-1) at the Carrier Dome in front of 22,667.“DaJuan played his game,” freshman forward B.J. Johnson said. “Came up big with some rebounds. He played very well.”Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said Coleman is a force down low and does a good job corralling rebounds. He had 10 against Fordham, seven of which came on the offensive glass.“He gets in the middle,” Boeheim said. “He gets his hands on balls.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLate in the first half, Coleman snatched a C.J. Fair miss. He missed a layup, but after the ball deflected off Jerami Grant’s chest, Coleman grabbed it and elevated to shoot.The shot swirled around the rim and fell. Coleman was fouled and his free throw extended SU’s lead to 42-19.There were times when Coleman was inefficient, though.On one play in the second half, he started with the ball 3 feet outside the paint and thumped his way inside and forced a shot.Assistant coach Mike Hopkins, who works with Coleman in practice, stood up and swung his fist. Hopkins seemed to be half excited about the move and half frustrated with the shot selection and that Coleman didn’t finish.Coleman said he’s working on positioning himself deeper inside so he can rise up to the basket and not have to make an unnecessarily complicated move to get toward the rim.“The further I get it the easier it’s going to be to score,” Coleman said.Coleman finished 3-of-6 on Tuesday, and all of his field goals came in the paint.“That’s the way it should be,” Boeheim said. “If anything, he worked too much away from the paint.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 13, 2013 at 12:58 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Craigslist ends personal ads after US sex trafficking bill passes

Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, hosted a White House meeting on sex trafficking on March 13; she is seated between Senators Rob Portman and Amy Klobuchar Explore further The move by Craigslist suggested that websites may shutter or censor some content to avoid prosecution under the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) approved by Congress this week and awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature. Craigslist said in a statement it ended personals over concerns the law could subject websites to criminal and civil liability for third-party content.”Any tool or service can be misused,” the statement said.”We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day.”Lawmakers contended websites such as Backpage facilitated sexual exploitation including prostitution and human trafficking through their adult services listings. Craigslist ended adult services ads in 2010.Critics of the legislation argued that it undermine a basic underpinning of the internet, which enables websites to host information from third parties without liability.The measure “creates a host of obstacles to the free and open internet,” said Emma Llanso of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a digital rights organizations.Robyn Greene of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute said the law “will result in increased censorship and harm the internet economy, hitting small businesses and start-ups the hardest, but it won’t effectively combat human trafficking.”Greene added that the measure “could even do real harm by driving the perpetrators of these horrible crimes further underground.”The White House has endorsed the bill, and Trump’s daughter Ivanka hosted a meeting earlier this month with sponsors of the legislation, saying it was needed to help crack down on human trafficking using the internet. Citation: Craigslist ends personal ads after US sex trafficking bill passes (2018, March 23) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Craigslist said Friday it shut down its personal ads section as concerns grew over unintended consequences of a law approved by Congress which could hold websites liable for promoting sex trafficking. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 AFP Tech sector battles US lawmakers on sex trafficking bill read more