Eoin

20 May 19
talkSPORT
Steve Harmison would leave bowler David Willey out of his squad for the Cricket World Cup – but it would be with a heavy heart. England name their 15-man squad for the tournament on Tuesday morning and Harmison says the selectors face a ‘ridiculous’ decision. They have a plethora of quality seam bowlers to choose from and the emergence of Jofra Archer means someone is likely to miss out. Harmison explains why, for him, it would be Willey. Willie could miss out on playing in the World Cup “I wouldn’t like to say. It’s a ridiculous decision,” the former England star told talkSPORT. “It’s like having Manchester City’s squad. If you’ve got 20 fit players, how do you get them into an 18-man FA Cup final squad? “I personally would go without David Willey, which is harsh because I think he’s done really well for England. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST SPORT NEWS” posts_category=”9692″ posts_number=”8″ query_type=”recent” /] “But I think Jofra Archer has to be in the squad and I think David Willey – what he gives you up front – England have those bases covered. “Chris Woakes got a five-wicket haul yesterday, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer have extra pace. I think they just shade it. “It will be so harsh on David because he’s done brilliantly for England. But you can only take 15.” Archer looks set to be picked just weeks after qualifying for England selection England are genuine favourites as they get ready to host the tournament, which begins on May 30 when Eoin Morgan’s side take on South Africa at The Oval. Their preparations couldn’t have gone better, with yesterday’s 54-run victory over Pakistan sealing a 4-0 series whitewash. And Harmison says the only thing stopping them from a first ever World Cup triumph is themselves. England beat Pakistan 4-0 in their warm-up series “The biggest danger to England would possibly be themselves, when they think they’ve done enough,” he added. “The way this side is led by Morgan and Bayliss, they’re pretty switched on. They’re ruthless when they get into winning positions. “India will be superb, I think Australia will be a force and my outside bet would be New Zealand. I think that might be the semi-final four [including England].” England have never won the World Cup but Harmison believes this could be their best chance yet The former fast bowler also reckons we could see record-breaking totals at the World Cup. England currently boast the highest-ever ODI total – 481 against Australia at Trent Bridge last summer – and Harmison believes someone will post 500 sooner or later. “I don’t think it’s a case of whether they can score 400. Can somebody score 500 at this World Cup?” said Harmison. “I think somebody could. The grounds are small. There are two or three games at Taunton. “You’ll see a lot of scores of 400s. Will we see 500? I’m not sure, but we’re not far off.”
20 May 19
Jenna DeVillier | Writer

hello! i am alive! sorry for the unexpected hiatus (again). i’m going to try to get better about weekly posts, or at least monthly. maybe it will help motivate me to write more often, too. since september, i have finished another 2 semesters of grad school (!!). i’m 1.5 years into a 3 year program. […]

20 May 19
The Scottish Sun
PAKISTAN have reacted to their 4-0 demolition from England by calling up Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz to their World Cup squad. Sarfarez Ahmed’s side have been in the UK since early April, but struggled to make inroads throughout the ODI series on batting-friendly pitches. Amir has been included in the final squad for the World Cup And as a result they’ve opted for experience over youth, with the inclusion of Amir sure to raise eyebrows as he’s taken just five ODI wickets since the 2017 Champions Trophy. But championed by former Pakistan star Wasim Akram, the selectors have felt a need to gamble in an effort to bolster their bowling prowess ahead of the World Cup on June 30. It will be the first World Cup Amir’s featured in after missing the 2011 and 2015 tournaments because of a spot-fixing ban. [quote credit=”Inzamam-ul-Haq”]A change was needed [after England defeat].[/quote] Chairman of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq explained: “The lack of potency of our frontline bowlers against England meant that a change was needed. “We now know we will encounter batting wickets in the World Cup. “The bowling unit during the England ODIs has not clicked as anticipated or expected. “If we have at our disposal the vastly experienced pace duo of Amir and Wahab, then it will be foolish not to include them.” Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Junaid Khan are the unlucky trio to make way after a disastrous series against No1 ranked side England. Eoin Morgan’s men piled on the misery throughout the four matches, plundering 1,424 runs and taking a comfortable whitewash win. [article-rail-section title=”SPORT LATEST” posts_category=”4″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] Ahead of their World Cup opener against the Windies on May 31, Pakistan have two warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh. But amongst the news of his call-up, batsman Asif has been left utterly devastated after his two-year-old daughter died of cancer in hospital. England and South Africa get the World Cup started on May 30 when they meet at The Oval. Pakistan squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz. Veteran Wahab Riaz also has a call-up
20 May 19
The Sun
PAKISTAN have reacted to their 4-0 demolition from England by calling up Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz to their World Cup squad. Sarfarez Ahmed’s side have been in the UK since early April, but struggled to make inroads throughout the ODI series on batting-friendly pitches. Amir has been included in the final squad for the World Cup And as a result they’ve opted for experience over youth, with the inclusion of Amir sure to raise eyebrows as he’s taken just five ODI wickets since the 2017 Champions Trophy. But championed by former Pakistan star Wasim Akram, the selectors have felt a need to gamble in an effort to bolster their bowling prowess ahead of the World Cup on June 30. It will be the first World Cup Amir’s featured in after missing the 2011 and 2015 tournaments because of a spot-fixing ban. [quote credit=”Inzamam-ul-Haq”]A change was needed [after England defeat].[/quote] Chairman of selectors Inzamam-ul-Haq explained: “The lack of potency of our frontline bowlers against England meant that a change was needed. “We now know we will encounter batting wickets in the World Cup. “The bowling unit during the England ODIs has not clicked as anticipated or expected. “If we have at our disposal the vastly experienced pace duo of Amir and Wahab, then it will be foolish not to include them.” Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Junaid Khan are the unlucky trio to make way after a disastrous series against No1 ranked side England. Eoin Morgan’s men piled on the misery throughout the four matches, plundering 1,424 runs and taking a comfortable whitewash win. [article-rail-section title=”SPORT LATEST” posts_category=”321″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] Ahead of their World Cup opener against the Windies on May 31, Pakistan have two warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh. But amongst the news of his call-up, batsman Asif has been left utterly devastated after his two-year-old daughter died of cancer in hospital. England and South Africa get the World Cup started on May 30 when they meet at The Oval. Pakistan squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz. Veteran Wahab Riaz also has a call-up
20 May 19
Abbey V.S. Weekly Newsletter

History Department This week the History Department and the Abbey Vocational School celebrated the launch of the ‘Path to Nationhood ‘ Project on Monday the 13th of May.  Members of the Abbey Vocational School Community gathered pay tribute to the historic, unique tribute to the Men and Women of Ireland who played an indelible role […]

20 May 19

U16 Football Division 2A 13 May 2019 Hospital/Herbertstown/knockainey 2-3 vs 2-8 Cappamore Wind assisted in the first half Cappamore led at half time 1-7 to 0-1. A J. Sullivan goal and points from A. Meehan and L. O’Donnell. The second half proved a much tighter affair with a M Fitzgibbon goal sealing the win . […]

20 May 19
Letters from Las Cruces

It’s popularly known as one of the darkest chapters in European history: a decades-long conflict exacerbated by old grudges, religious turmoil and nationalist strife. It turned the historic industrial city of Belfast into a smoldering crater of conflict, and still divides communities across the entire island. Over 3,500 people died in intermittent attacks, both in […]

20 May 19
OpIndia

England has a batting line up that is arguably among the best, but will that be enough to be the world champions?

20 May 19
The Irish Sun
JOHN KIELY admits it is now win or bust for Limerick. Following yesterday’s loss to Cork, the All-Ireland champions face a trip to Walsh Park on June 2 needing a result to stay alive. Limerick fell to a Munster opening round defeat to Cork John Kiely The Limerick boss said: “I see very little chance of us making it through without winning down there. “I don’t know what the maths is like but we won’t qualify on four points, we’ll need at least five. We’ve got to get a result. Simple as. “I’m sure Waterford will want to show a great deal of pride in their performance at home the next day. “But we’ve got to have a good hard look at ourselves before we look at anybody else because what we did today wasn’t good enough.” INJURY CONCERNS Séamus Flanagan is an injury concern after picking up a hamstring strain in the closing stages. But Kiely believes his players can regroup for the trip to Waterford. He added: “That dressing room is full of guys who are capable of grabbing this thing by the scruff of the neck and there will be a response. “I have no doubt these players will respond. “They have worked so hard, they’re so ­committed, they’re ­phenomenal guys. “There’s no hiding place. It is what it is, we’ve lost our first game.” Cork proved yesterday that losing an opening game is not the end of the world. REBEL HEROICS And heroic Rebels full-back Eoin Cadogan said they learned from last week’s loss to Tipp. He added: “Last week’s performance was not good enough. “Today we went out and performed. “We had to shut down the Limerick attack. We owed it to our forwards to shut them down. “The Munster Championship is a minefield. “Any team can beat any other. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “Today we brought a work rate and hunger, matched Limerick, and came out the right side. “Last week wasn’t good enough. People outside of the camp spoke about it, we spoke about it inside the camp. “Today we worked a lot harder, defended a lot ­better. When you bring that type of intensity, you get that performance.” Cork ace Patrick Horgan celebrates his goal against Limerick
20 May 19
Tadhg Coakley

It’s a summer Sunday morning and you’re on the road in South-East Limerick. From your passenger seat you watch the blossoming hawthorn ribbon the countryside. There’s a cycling charity event on the road and the going is slow, so you have time to enjoy the undulating view. Hawthorn enfolding fields all shapes and sizes – […]

20 May 19
UPHINDIA

Chris Woakes said England’s players faced a nervous wait as the countdown to the announcement of the World Cup squad entered its final phase. Tournament hosts England unveil their squad for the one-day international showpiece on Tuesday, 21 May. England are yet to win a men’s World Cup but they head into this year’s edition […]

20 May 19
CRICKET GURU

England selectors have an extreme test ahead as they will accept a last approach group’s 15-man World Cup squad on Monday. Nearly everybody has demonstrated their value up until now and interestingly in England cricket that the selectors wind up in predicament picking the last 15 for the late spring’s world cup Even England skipper Eoin Morgan isn’t sure about […]

20 May 19
The Siasat Daily

Leeds [England]: Fast bowler Chris Woakes’ five-wicket haul guided England to win its final ODI before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Coming with three victories in the five-match bilateral series against Pakistan, England won by 54 runs at Headingley, Leeds on Sunday night. Chasing a par total of 352, Pakistan were 6/3 as […]

20 May 19
Today Report

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international at Headingley. from Sport Cricket http://bit.ly/2HqGzxq from Blogger http://bit.ly/2VBL8si via sportinfo