Pep Guardiola: Man City need the perfect game to beat Liverpool

first_img “I think to reach the semi-final would be only the second time in our history. We don’t need to talk about motivation. The way they play in every game shows what they want to do. My team is extraordinary, it’s not comparable to many others, it’s top, exceptional. I will be close to them no matter what happens between now and the end of the season. It’s a joy to be manager of them. “This year and even in the last game we showed we are able to create a few chances in just a few minutes and the opponents know that, too. RELATED STORIES 09/04/2018 “We have to defend better. I don’t want to lose but I was so delighted to lose the way we did (vs Man United on Sunday), the way we played is outstanding, I am so happy.” “We are going to try. We don’t have think about how many we have to score. We have to score the first one and then make a second one and we’ll see where the momentum takes us. Guardiola: “Necesitamos mucho, pero todo puede pasar” Upd. at 18:18 IN SPORT.EScenter_img Manchester City host Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday. They are 3-0 down from the first leg. But coach Pep Guardiola says his team can go through if they play the perfect game. CEST “If we concede, don’t give up. It’s more than 90 minutes. Many times we created a lot of chances in short period of time, we have to be clinical and if we are not clinical then move on to the next one. “I don’t know [if we are mentally damaged by Liverpool and United defeats] but if we are not able to do it, it will be a good lesson for the future. We are going to see it’s a good test. Football is a challenge like life and we are happy to handle it. “Of course to go through you have to make almost the perfect game. Create chances, be clinical, concede few chances. All the conditions have to be almost perfect to go through so we know it’s going to tough but we have 90 minutes and in football everything can happen,” said Pep. Pol Ballús Ander Herrera, accused of spitting on the Man City badgelast_img read more

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Jose Mourinho: Not thinking about Madrid, I want to stay at Man United

first_img On Cristiano Ronaldo he added: “Ronaldo is one of the best players of all time, nobody can say anything else, it’s as simple as that.” Upd. on 23/10/2018 at 10:58 CEST Asked about going bak to Real Madrid, who are poised to sack coach Julen Lopetegui, Mourinho said: “No. My future is here – I have a contract and until the final of my contract I only think about Manchester United. I am happy to stay here longer than that.” Mourinho: “No pienso en el Madrid, quiero seguir en el United” IN SPORT.EScenter_img 22/10/2018 Jose Mourinho is not thinking about Real Madrid. Or at least, so he says in his press conference. The Manchester United coach spoke to the media ahead of his team’s Champions League clash with Juventus on Tuesday. Pol Ballúslast_img read more

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Platform pledge

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON MORE than four kilometres of single train line will be duplicated between Bunyip and Longwarry if the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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St. Joseph’s College, Galway Fly The Flag For The Republic Of Ireland

first_imgLIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS Christina Brothers School, Omagh, Tyrone                            Northern IrelandSt. Thomas More School                                                                EnglandYsgol Cyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr                                                WalesSt. Joseph’s College, Galway                                                       Republic of IrelandSt. Ninian’s High School, Giffnock                                              ScotlandHolyrood Secondary, Glasgow                                                    Scotland JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, GALWAY jetted off to Glasgow last evening  in preparation for the Allen McKinstry Cup which kicks off this weekend. Sunday, May 27, 2018 KO 10.30amPositional Play-Offs 1 vs 2 andTeams finishing in places 3-6 after day 2 will be paired with a team they have not yet played on day 1 or day 2.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The three day event will see the FAI Schools representatives take on two qualifiers from Scotland and Wales while they hope the results go their way for the positional play-offs on Sunday morning as the impressive Toryglen Regional Football Centre plays host. Fixtures | Toryglen Regional Football CentreFriday, May 25, 2018, KO 4.30pmSt. Ninian’s HS, Giffnock vs Ysgol Cyfun Gymraeg PlasmawrHolyrood Secondary, Glasgow vs St. Joseph’s CollegeChristian Brothers School vs St. Thomas More School Saturday, May 26, 2018 KO 10.30amSt. Ninian’s HS, Giffnock vs Christian Brothers SchoolHolyrood Secondary, Glasgow vs St. Thomas More SchoolYsgol Cyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr vs St. Joseph’s College Scotland as host nation can select two representatives to participate in the competition which will see two Glasgow based schools do battle as Holyrood Secondary and defending Champions St. Ninian’s High School selected. Other competitors include Christian Brothers School, Omagh, Tyrone (Northern Ireland), St. Thomas More School (England), Ysgol Cyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr (Wales) as well as the Galway men all in contention for title honours.Now in its eleventh year, the Republic of Ireland representatives have had some notable successes winning on three occasions.FAI Schools hosted the tournament in 2016 which saw St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny go all the way and claim glory with Douglas Community School coming runners up that season.Oranmore’s Calasanctius College were crowned Champions having captured top spot in Belfast three years ago.  Those included in the squad that day were Adam Rooney, Aaron Connolly and Ronan Manning.Previous to that, when FAI Schools last hosted on home soil in 2012, it was the turn of Ulster crew St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny taking the title as the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh facilitated the tournament with St. Joseph’s College, Galway coming a gallant fifth that year.  Stars like John Kennedy and Conor Melody lined out that weekend for the Bish and it is ironical that they’re both back in the management setup at the School now coaching the future generation.Similar to the Bish, St. Brendan’s College, Killarney have qualified twice for this tournament and were runners up four years ago and managed a fourth place finish last season.The Galway crew under the stewardship of Robert Grealish and Barry McDermott will be hoping to replicate their extraordinary Cup form with some top class performances over the coming days.Captain Gary Higgins and his charges will be looking forward to the challenge having captured the Bank of Ireland FAI Schools First Year Boys National Cup title last season which saw them qualify for this eventBuilding on their superb 2016 campaign, the same panel of players claimed National Cup success last month when they captured the Under 15 National Minor Cup, the next grade up. The momentum is with the lads now and they need to get points on the board early. The Galway side will face Holyrood Secondary in the first outing on Friday evening while they’re pipped against Welsh side Ysgol Cyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr on Saturday morning before the play-offs on Sunday.#AllenMcKinstryCupJOSEPH’S COLLEGE, GALWAY | Darragh O’Leary, Aaron McHugh, Matthew Mulvaney, Keane Griffin, Ciaran Kinsella (GK), Calum Loomes, Benicio Sehe, Brian Okoye, Aaron Kavanagh, Gary Higgins (Captain), Liam Melody, Darragh O’Malley, James Egan (GK), Adam White, Luke O’Gorman, Rory O’Brien, Conall Gallagher, Harry Browne, Churchill Idemudia, Ronan BambaraMANAGEMENT STAFF | Robert Grealish, Barry McDermott, Cathal McGinn & John Kennedy KIT MAN | Neil Alonelast_img read more

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Galway Senior Camogie Championship Round-Up

first_imgSenior A The Senior A Camogie Championship got underway at the weekend with a double header in Duggan Park on Friday evening. Mullagh and Sarsfields played out an entertaining 2-7 to 0-13 draw. Rachel Monaghan was the hero for Mullagh on the day, getting the crucial goal from a last minute free to equalise the game. Sarsfields will be wondering how they didn’t come away with the win after they dominated the vast majority of the game and led by 0-9 to 0-3 at half time. Siobhán McGrath was a constant threat for Sarsfields and also showed tremendous accuracy from placed balls. Her sister Orlaith was also impressive in attack, along with Sarah Spellman. Clodagh McGrath and Joanne Daly were dominant at midfield and defenders Laura Ward, Erica Leslie and particularly Maria Cooney were all impressive. Mullagh came back strongly in the second half with the likes of Sarah Dervan, Katie Manning, Rachel Monaghan and the very impressive Erica Coen driving them on. Coen’s goal three minutes into the second half brought Mullagh right back into the game. Aoife Donohue was a threat after moving into full forward and added two second half points. Sarsfields were dealt two major blows in the second half, with Orlaith McGrath picking up an injury after scoring her third point, while her sister Clodagh was forced off injured soon after. The gap remained at three points in the dying minutes when Liam Gordon awarded a 21-metre free to Mullagh and up stepped Monaghan to blast to the net and rescue a draw for her side. It was a brilliant score for Rachel Monaghan and for Mullagh, who showed the timeless value of not quitting until the final whistle.  In the second game at Duggan Park, defending champions Ardrahan were far too strong for a Cappataggle side for whom Caitríona Cormican was outstanding at centre back. Caoimhe Garvey, Michelle Skehill (before her very unfortunate injury), Katie Garvey and Amy Treacy also battled well for Cappy, but they were simply outclassed by their opponents on the day and fell to a twelve-point defeat. In a game which took a while to get going, Ardrahan led by five points at half time and pulled away impressively in the second half with wind advantage. Ava Lynskey was outstanding for Ardrahan, scoring 1-3 while also being involved in much of the play. Nicola Quinn also caught the eye with 1-2, including a great individual goal late in the game. Brenda Kerins, Aoife Lynskey and Cliodhna Walsh were also impressive up front. Shauna Healy, Siobhán Gardiner and Megan Carr performed well in a defence which was rarely threatened, while Andrea Mullins and Denise Diviney were strong in the middle third. It finished at Duggan Park; Ardrahan 2-10, Cappataggle 0-4.Also in the Senior A Championship, St. Thomas’ picked up a valuable win over Davitt’s, on a score-line of 2-13 to 0-11 in Gorton on Sunday. Senior BIn the first game of the Senior B double header in Tynagh on Saturday, Eyrecourt had an impressive win over a Niamh Kilkenny inspired Pearses. A close first half saw Eyrecourt take a 2-3 to 0-6 lead into half time, with Laura and Louise Loughnane getting the goals. Niamh Kilkenny led the Pearses resistance with all six of her teams first half points, including three from play. Eyrecourt dominated the second period, with Molly Burke having a big influence. Burke converted some crucial frees and added two points from play in the second half, while Laura Loughnane and Amanda Lynch also got excellent scores. Niamh Kilkenny continued to keep Pearses in the game with six second half points (four frees). It wasn’t enough however and Eyrecourt deservedly held on to win on a score line of 2-10 to 0-13. While Molly Burke and Laura Loughnane were outstanding, Eyrecourt also had strong performances from Aisling Downey, Olivia Mannion, Paula Kenny, Louise Loughnane and Molly Dunne, who was excellent at centre back. Pearses were simply too reliant on Niamh Kilkenny, who scored all bar one point of her team’s total. Teresa Loughnane, Tara Naughton, Aine Kelly and Orla Kilkennyalso performed well for Pearses on the day.Athenry had a comprehensive victory over Killimor in the second game in Tynagh on Saturday, running out winners on a score line of 4-14 to 1-7. Sabina Rabbitte was the star of the day for Athenry, scoring 2-3 from full forward and tormenting the Killimor defence throughout the game. Leah Crotty’s goal put Athenry in the driving seat early on, with Jessica Gill showing great accuracy from placed balls during the first half. Niamh Horan and Maeve Muldoon responded with good scores for Killimor and Muldoon’s goal brought the sides level. However, Athenry finished the first half strongly scoring1-3, with Rabbitte’s first goal coming shortly before half time. Muldoon and Horan continued to lead the resistance for Killimor in the second half, but Athenry pulled away well with Jessica Gill finishing with an impressive 1-9 (1-7 frees). With the last puck of the game, she blasted a 21-metre free to the net to put the gloss on a very impressive victory. Katherine Glynn, Dervla Higgins, Niamh Keogh, Eimear Keane and Leah Crotty also performed strongly for Athenry. For Killimor, Eimear Porter, Aisling Brehony, Caoimhe Starr (second half), Emer Fahy and Anne Marie Starr battled hard, along with Niamh Horan and Maeve Muldoon. In the final senior B game of the weekend, Oranmore/Maree came out on top against Craughwell in a goal fest in Gorton Sunday. Ten points separated the sides at full time, with Oranmore/Maree raising a staggering seven green flags. It finished in Gort on a score line of Oranmore/Maree 7-9, Craughwell 3-11.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Southeastern Louisiana 2014-15 Season Outlook

first_imgHAMMOND, La. – In April, the face of the Southeastern Louisiana basketball program changed as Jay Ladner was named the 12th head coach in program history, fresh off an NJCAA Division I national title at Jones County Junior College. Operating under a new system, the Lions face a tough opening stretch to the season.Following a Nov. 6 exhibition game against Loyola (New Orleans) at the University Center, the Lions will play 12 of their next 14 regular-season games on the road. Following a trip to Florida to face Central Florida (Dec. 22) and South Florida (Dec. 23), Southeastern hosts Dillard in an exhibition contest on Dec. 29. “We’re going to have an up-tempo style of play and then be more man-to-man oriented on the defensive end. We want to apply pressure and disrupt the offensive schemes we play against. The Lions will host conference foes Houston Baptist (Jan. 10), Sam Houston State (Jan. 12), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Jan. 26), Northwestern State (Jan. 31), McNeese State (Feb. 2), Central Arkansas (Feb. 10), Abilene Christian (Feb. 21), New Orleans (Feb. 23) and Nicholls State (March 7). Southeastern opens the regular season with a pair of games at Oklahoma State (Nov. 14) and Oklahoma (Nov. 16). Games at Tennessee Tech (Nov. 20) and Western Illinois (Nov. 22) precede the Nov. 26 home opener against Tennessee Tech. Offensively, we’ll really try to push the ball. It’s going to be a faster pace than what our fans have grown accustomed to seeing, but we won’t just run down the floor and shoot it. Our philosophy is to score early in transition or score late. If we can’t score early in transition, which we’ll try to every possession, we’ll take the shots we can make.” Southeastern heads out for road contests at Incarnate Word (Jan. 17), Lamar (Jan. 19), Abilene Christian (Feb. 7), Nicholls (Feb. 14), McNeese (Feb. 16), Central Arkansas (Feb. 28), Northwestern State (March 2) and New Orleans (March 5). At the time Ladner said, “I’m ready to hit the ground running. At Southeastern, our goal is to make it the best we can possibly make it in a short period of time. We want to be competitive immediately.” Hawkins, the Lions’ leading scorer last season (12.3 points per game), is expected to miss considerable time with an injury. Ochie (8.4 ppg), Upson (8.3 ppg) and Filmore (6.9 ppg) are the only other returners with playing time in a Southeastern uniform. Guillory red-shirted last season following an injury. Jenkins teams with returning players Joshua Filmore, Andrew Guillory, JaMichael Hawkins, Onochie Ochie and Devonte Upson to form the core of Ladner’s first team. Both games against Tennessee Tech are part of Tulane’s Green Wave Classic, an event in which the Lions will also face Alcorn State (Nov. 28) and Tulane (Nov. 29) in New Orleans, Louisiana. To open December, Southeastern travels to Gonzaga (Dec. 3), a perennial Top 25 contender. Last season, the Bulldogs finished with a 29-7 record, advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.The Lions also travel to Southeast Missouri (Dec. 6) and UTEP (Dec. 16) before returning home to host Winthrop (Dec. 19). “The most important thing for us is the conference tournament,” Ladner said. “Our win-loss record is probably not going to be the best because we might have the toughest non-conference schedule in Division I, and we’ll be on the road most of the time. We’re not going to make excuses about it. We’re going to embrace the challenges and use them to prepare us for conference play. We can then use conference play to prepare us for the tournament.” “I really like our attitude and openness to change,” Ladner said. “Our style of play will be different from the previous coaching staff’s, and the players have worked really hard. Already behind in recruiting, the coaching staff went right to work and made up for lost time, bringing in several high-profile transfers. A few will have to sit out the 2014-15 season because of NCAA transfer rules, but Southern Miss transfer Cedric Jenkins, a native of LaPlace, Louisiana, will be eligible immediately. Southeastern opens Southland Conference play at Stephen F. Austin (Jan. 5), but then returns to the University Center for five of its next seven contests.last_img read more

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