Monday, 12 November 2012

Morning headlines


Portlaoise are set to host Emmet Og, Killoe of Longford in the semi finals of the Leinster Senior Football Championship

Laois champions Portlaoise steamrollered St Pats of Wicklow at Aughrim, easing to a 3-15 to 0-4 win
Conor Boyle, Eoin Whelan and Bruno McCormack found the net for the Town in the comfortable victory, while Killoe had an impressive 2-13 to 0-8 win against Navan O'Mahonys

The other semi final sees Kildare's Sarsfields take on Dublin champions Ballymun Kickhams

Kickhams brought their record for the year to 22 wins and 1 defeat by overcoming Mullingar Shamrocks 2-13 to 0-7 at Cusack Park

Davy Byrne and Ted Furman scored the goals in either half and Dean Rock popped over the frees in an easy win for Kickhams

In the Leinster Junior Hurling Quarter Finals Thomastown of Kilkenny were 0-17 to 0-7 winners over
Offaly's Lusmagh, Thomastown will play Naomh Eanna of Wexford in this Sunday's semi final

The other semi final is on Saturday with Meath's Rathmoylan hosting Colt

Ballyhale Shamrocks are the Kilkenny Senior Hurling champions after a 16 points to 12 win over Dicksboro at Nowlan Park.

Thurles Sarsfields and De La Salle will contest the Munster Final - Thurles beat Cork Champions Sarsfields by 2-20 to 2-15 while De La Salle saw off Newmarket on Fergus by 1-10 to 10 points.

All Ireland Football champions Crossmaglen advanced to the Ulster semi final with a 3-11 to 1-7 win over Donegal side St. Eunans.

St. Brigids will play Ballaghadereen in the Connacht Final. St. Brigids beat Salthill Knocknacarra by 15 points to 8 while Ballaghadereen saw off Curry of Sligo by 1-15 to 1-7.


Rochfortbridge's Christy Byrne picked up the Hall of Fame Award at the Ladies Football All-Stars at the Citywest Hotel on Saturday night

All-Ireland winners Cork dominated the All Star selection with seven players picked

Laois forward Mary Kirwan wasn't selected on the team but Scoil Ris Portlaoise teacher Geraldine O'Flynn was recognised for her performances for Cork with a place on the selection


Chelsea's John Terry should find out today if he's out for the rest of the season.

The defender who's just back off a domestic ban will undergo an MRI scan today on his knee following a collision with Luis Suarez during their 1-all draw at Stamford Bridge.

The 31 year old is in danger of missing the rest of the season.

Chelsea are third 3 points behind leaders Manchester United following that draw while Manchester City are second, two points off the top after their 2-1 home win over Spurs at the Etihad.
Caulker put Tottenham in front while Aguero and Dzeko scored for City.

In the day's other game West Ham beat Newcastle 1-0 at Saint James's Park, Kevin Nolan scoring against his old side to lift the Hammers to sixth while the Magpies are tenth.

In SPL, Celtic drew 1-1 at home to St. Johnstone which means they're two points behind leaders Hibs.

Pat Fenlon's side are top after a 2-1 win over Dundee United at Easter Road.

Three teams are locked on 17 points at the top of the Combined Counties Football League

Killavilla drew one all with Arlington on Saturday night while Mullingar Athletic joined Killavilla and Willow at the table's summit with a 1-0 win over Mounmellick yesterday

St Peters and Mostrim exited the LFA Junior Cup on Saturday, Peters lost to Woods AFC, Mostrim were knocked out by Sportslink Ailsbury

Ericcsons Athlone won 2-1 away to Daingean in the Counties Cup

In the Counties Shield there were opening round wins for Ballymahon, Ballybrittas, Clonown, Melville, Killoe, Brosna, Clonminch, Kilcormac and St James

Willow Park and Rosenallis are into the fourth round of the Umbro FAI Under 17 Cup, Willow won 7-0 away to Mullingar Athletic while Rosenallis were 2-1 winners over BT Harps

Delvin youngster Connor Smith played 81 minutes for Watford in their 6-1 win away to Leeds in the Championship on Saturday afternoon

The Hornets are up to 12th and within 5 points of the playoffs


Paul O'Connell has been ruled out of the test against Argentina in two weeks.

The Munster second row has failed to recover from a back injury and coach Declan Kidney says medical reports indicate he won't be ready to face the Pumas.

Next up for Ireland is a Wolfhounds game against Fiji on Saturday in Thomond Park.

Buccaneers are up to fifth in the All-Ireland League's Division One B

The Pirates out half Jack Carty scored 17 points in a man of the match display in their 32-10 bonus point win over Bruff at Dubarry Park on Friday night

The tries coming from Carty, Conor Finn, Mike Carroll and Dave Heffernan

4th placed Portarlington produced a late comeback to defeat Longford 22-20 in Division One B of the Leinster League yesterday

Mullingar were 20-6 winners over Portlaoise in the all Midlands Division Two A clash while Roscrea lost to Kilkenny

Edenderry made it back to back wins in Two B with a 24-11 victory away to Arklow, that results moves them up to second

In Division Three The Midland Warriors got a 26-22 win away to neighbouring West Offaly Lions while Birr won 42-9 away to Tallaght

Portlaoise ladies have secured promotion to Division One of the Women's National League

They won 24-3 away to Ballincollig yesterday in their final Division Two South game of the season


Laois' Michael Mulhare was 25th in the men's race at the IAAF Cross Country International in Burgos, Spain yesterday

Mulhare was the second Irish man home in a time just over 30 minutes with world champion Imane Merga the winner in 28.07

Defending European champion Fionnuala Britton was fourth in the women's race


Shane Lowry is 22nd on the Race to Dubai standings following the Barclays Singapore Open

The Clara man missed the halfway cut in the weather affected tournament, he's 3,450 Euro short of breaking the 1 million Euro mark for the season

Rory McIlroy finished in 3rd place, which was enough tosecure the Race to Dubai title


Craig Breen won the S2000 World Rally Championship after victory at the Rally de Espana.

The Waterford driver finished 2 minutes and 5 seconds ahead of title rival PG Andersson to win his second world rally title in two years following his victory in the WRC Academy last year.


Top seed Novak Djokovic faces Roger Federer in the final of the World Tour tennis Championship in London later.

It's after the pair saw off Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro respectively.


Today's action in Limerick is off due to heavy rain on the track overnight.


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