Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Wednesday morning headlines

SOCCER Ireland winger James McClean scored and David Meyler started as Sunderland secured their spot in the 4th round of the Capital One Cup last night, the Black Cats beat MK Dons 2-0. Seamus Coleman started for Everton who lost 2-1 to Leeds at Elland Road while Shay Given was between the sticks and Ciaran Clark was in defence as Aston Villa overcame Manchester City 4-2 at the Etihad. Mario Balotelli opened the scoring for City before a Gareth Barry own goal against his former side levelled matters in the second half, Alexander Kolorov restored the lead before Gabby Agbonlahor brought the game into extra time with his strike. Agbonlahor and Charles N'Zogbia found the net in either half of extra time to give Villa a 4-2 win. Chelsea hammered Wolves 6-0 with Victor Moses and Fernando Torres amongst the scorers while West Ham beat Wigan 4-1 and Swansea beat Crawley Town 3-2. Tonight Arsenal host Coventry, Spurs travel to Carlisle, Manchester United meet Newcastle, Norwich play Doncaster, QPR meet Reading and West Brom play Liverpool. In Scotland Gary Hooper scored 4 goals as Celtic beat Raith Rovers 4-1 in the league cup while in the Airtricity league Premier division St Pats beat Shamrock Rovers 2-1 to cut the gap on Sligo to just 6 points. Edenderry Town and Willow Park have both been handed byes into round two of the Leinster Senior Cup The competition kicks off next month GAA Eamon O'Shea has been ratified as the new Tipperary hurling manager. O'Shea, a Professor at N.U.I Galway, had been part of Liam Sheedy's backroom team when they won the All Ireland in 2010. O'Dempseys and Timahoe meet again this evening to decide the 4th semi finalist in the Laois Senior Football Championship It finished 1-9 a-piece at O'Moore Park on Saturday night and this evening's replay throws in at 7.45 The draw for the last four will take place after the game and we'll have updates here on Midlands 103 with thanks to Tynans Restaurant at the Storeyard, Kea Lew Business Park, Portlaoise In the Leinster Post Primary Schools Junior Hurling yesterday afternoon Kilkenny's St. Kieran's defeated St Brendan's Birr by 4-13 to 0-1 CAMOGIE Raharney and Lough Lene Gales meet in the Westmeath Camogie Final at Kinnegad at 4.45 this Saturday, the Gaels won last year's final between the sides Leinster Intermediate club champions The Harps defend their Laois Camogie title against Camross at Rathdowney at 5 O'Clock And Lusmagh hosts the Offaly semi finals, last year's beaten finalists Shinrone face St Rynaghs at 2.15 while holders Drumcullen play Birr at 4 RUGBY UNION Ireland head coach Declan Kidney has confirmed that he will once-again operate without a specialist backs coach this season. Kidney has failed to fill the gap left by Alan Gaffney at the end of last year's World Cup in New Zealand, with defence coach Les Kiss and kicking coach Mark Tainton taking-on more responsibility for coaching the attack. GOLF Tiger Woods has warned Rory McIlroy that he will be the target for the American team at the Ryder cup. The Ulsterman tops the world rankings going into the event at Medinah Woods says every player on the US team will be especially motivated to beat him as a result.


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