Moyne to face Sars in Intermediate Final

first_imgThurles Sarsfields beat St. Marys by 1-13 to 0-12 at Leahy Park, while in Templemore Moyne/Templetuohy enjoyed a 1-12 to 0-10 victory over Clonakenny.In the County Junior A Hurling Final at Leahy Park Skeheenarinky beat Nenagh Éire Óg by 1-13 to 1-09.In today’s other games; County Junior B Hurling Semi-Final Result: Boherlahan-Dualla  0-11  Killenaule  1-10 West Junior B Football Final in Golden: Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill  1-09  Galtee Rovers/St. Pecaun  0-07last_img

Uganda’s Mucureezi scores 4, Guinea go on record 7-goal spree

first_imgMucureezi walks away with the ball after his hattrick against South Sudan. ALL PHOTOS KCCA FC MEDIACHAN: Uganda’s Mucureezi scores 4, Guinea go on record 7-goal spreeJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Guinea thrashed Guinea-Bissau 7-0 in Conakry Saturday for a record winning margin for an African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier.The west Africans overtook Tanzania, who walloped Somalia 6-0 in Dar es Salaam during 2011 qualifying.In 15 previous qualifying matches since the competition for home-based players kicked off in 2008, Guinea never won by more than two goals.Sekou Amadou Camara was the destroyer-in-chief for the Guineans at the national stadium, netting four times to equal the individual scoring record for a qualifier.Guinea took 38 minutes to score, through Camara, and led 2-0 at half-time before the floodgates opened during a second half that yielded five more goals.They won the West zone A second round tie 10-1 on aggregate having built a 3-1 first leg advantage in Bissau last weekend.Guinea face Senegal on successive weekends during August in the final qualifying round for the 2018 tournament in Kenya.The Senegalese overcame Sierra Leone 3-1 in Dakar to advance 4-2 on aggregate.Amadou Dia Ndiaye for the hosts and Mahmou Fofanah exchanged early goals before Senegal netted twice in the second half through Alisane Ndao and Gueye Dieme.Mali overpowered the Gambia during the final quarter in Bamako to triumph 4-0 and progress by the same scoreline after a goalless first encounter.Ibrahima Kone broke the deadlock on 65 minutes and went on to score a hat-trick for the 2016 Nations Championship runners-up.Congratulations Uganda Cranes upon your win against South Sudan in the Kenya CHAN 2018 Qualifiers.FT Uganda 5-1 South Sudan pic.twitter.com/6GPbMtRQad— KCCA FC (@KCCAFC) July 22, 2017Mucureezi scores fourPaul Mucureezi matched Camara by netting four times for Uganda as they crushed South Sudan 5-1 in Kampala to qualify by the same overall score.It took him just 15 minutes either side of half-time to achieve the feat after Derrick Nsibambi put Uganda ahead on 33 minutes.Rwanda, who hosted the 2016 tournament and reached the quarter-finals, squeezed into the third round on away goals after a 0-0 draw with Tanzania in Kigali.For the Tanzanians, held 1-1 at home in Lake Victoria city Mwanza, it was the fourth consecutive failure to reach the finals after featuring in the maiden 2009 tournament.South Africa and Zambia set up an August showdown for a place in Kenya by winning at home having established first-leg leads on the road.A Ryan Moon goal earned South Africa a 1-0 win over Botswana, who travelled to Moruleng in the northwestern platinum mining belt with little hope after losing by two goals at home.Zambia followed up a four-goal away triumph over Swaziland by winning 3-0 in Lusaka with all the goals coming before half-time.Justin Shonga gave the hosts a second-minute lead, Brian Mwila doubled it four minutes before half-time and Simon Silwimba struck in first-half stoppage time. Another seven fixtures are scheduled for Sunday, including a delayed first leg between Burundi and Sudan.LIVE: Paul Mucureezi grabs 4 as Uganda whips South Sudan 5-1 #CHAN2018 at Lugogo. https://t.co/H2YU0JerAQ pic.twitter.com/LTc51GHl2X— The Independent (@UGIndependent) July 22, 2017African Nations Championship final zonal qualifying round draw:NorthEgypt v MoroccoAlgeria v LibyaWest ASenegal v GuineaMauritania v MaliWest BBenin v NigeriaNiger v Ivory CoastBurkina Faso v GhanaCentreEquatorial Guinea v GabonCongo Brazzaville v Democratic Republic of Congo (holders)Sao Tome e Principe v CameroonCentre-EastUganda v RwandaEthiopia v Sudan/BurundiShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Panthers ready to reboot—again—under Chryst

first_imgRUSHEL SHELL (4) Pitt’s top recruit from Hopewell follows Trey Anderson around end during the Panthers pre season scrimmage. Shell will join Ray Graham and Isaac Bennett to give the Panthers a trio of fine running backs. (Courier Photo/William McBride) by Will GravesPITTSBURGH (AP)—Forget about the coaching change. Disregard all the talk about moving to the ACC next summer.Paul Chryst doesn’t really want to hear it. The new Pitt coach—the program’s fourth in the last two years—understands why his arrival and the school’s looming departure from the Big East are hot topics. He’d just rather talk about something else.Like say, the team he’s trying to build.“Anything but focusing on this year and this game, this week, this practice, anything less than that would be cheating everyone,” Chryst said.Something Chryst has vowed will not happen. The way he figures it, the future will take care of itself. Pitt’s move to the ACC will be official next July. After finally landing a head coaching job, the 46-year-old has no plans on going anywhere anytime soon, unlike his predecessor.Todd Graham lasted all of 338 days on the job before sprinting west to Arizona State. Chryst doesn’t sprint anywhere. Besides, he’s starting to get comfortable at the whole “being in charge” thing.“I never have been concerned with what type of team are we gonna be, what do we have a chance for our record to be and I don’t think that’s just because I wasn’t a head coach before,” he said. “The whole year, there are opportunities for growth. Are we doing everything? Are we doing the right things? Are we helping these guys maximize their abilities, maximize their opportunities? That’s what we’re aiming for.”Chryst spent the first few months getting to know his players and earning their trust. The no-nonsense approach he brings has been a hit in the locker room, which tired quickly of Graham’s catchphrases and was hurt by his tactless exit.“His motto is ‘put it on tape,’ and I really like that motto,” quarterback Tino Sunseri said.The senior was one of Graham’s favorite targets last season, chastised for his indecisiveness and hung out to dry when things went south. The lack of a confidence boost from the coaching staff affected his decision-making, and he passed for just 11 touchdowns against 10 interceptions while playing behind an offensive line that allowed the most sacks in the country.That shouldn’t be an issue this season. Chryst relied heavily on the run while serving as offensive coordinator at Wisconsin, his pro-style attack turning running backs John Clay and Montee Ball into stars. Sunseri won’t lack for options to give someone the ball to now that senior tailback Ray Graham has returned from a torn ACL that cut short his junior season and freshman Rushel Shell decided to stick with the Panthers even after the coaching change.The explosive Shell set a Pennsylvania high school record for career rushing yards. He has been slowed by injury during training camp and when he returns he’ll be one of five players who could see significant time lining up behind Sunseri.Shell is more than ready to wait his turn and praised Graham and the rest of the backfield for making him feel at home.“”Ray has been like an older brother to me on the team,” Shell said. “I listen to everything he tells me and he gives me great advice. It’s not just him at times either—it’s the first guy to the last guy. Everyone is just feeding off of one another and trying to get better.”The schedule isn’t exactly the most user-friendly. Pitt, which opens on Sept. 1 against Youngstown State, will host conference games against Louisville, Temple and Rutgers and travel to Syracuse, Connecticut and South Florida. That doesn’t include nonconference dates with Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.Getting through in good enough shape to emerge with a conference title and just the second BCS berth will be difficult. It’s a challenge Chryst and the Panthers accept. After all the off-the-field stuff, they’re only too happy to put the focus back on football.“Football is back to being fun now,” wide receiver Devin Street said. “These guys make it fun but at the same time we know what the goal is and know what we have to do.”last_img read more