Despite more injuries, Celtics beat LA for 10th straight win

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Boston led by 20 in the second quarter before letting the lead shrink to two in the third. Los Angeles then struggled down the stretch, shooting 5 of 18 from the field with six turnovers in the final period.Brandon Ingram and Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 18 points apiece. Julius Randle had 16 points and 12 rebounds.Celtics fans gave rookie Lonzo Ball an icy welcome in his first trip to TD Garden. They booed the No. 2 overall pick throughout the night whenever he touched the ball. He finished with nine points, six assists and five rebounds, making just 4 of 15 from the field.With Tatum sidelined in the second half, Boston struggled defensively, and the Lakers exploited the paint for several easy baskets.“They hit us in the mouth and we were kind of shocked,” Kyle Kuzma said. “The second quarter and the secondhalf we fought back.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Irving also got banged up and had his right leg examined by trainers between the third and fourth quarters. He came back with just over six minutes to play and immediately made an impact, scoring back-to-back baskets to push Boston’s lead back to 100-90.The Celtics led by 48-28 in the second quarter but were outscored 24-13 over the final 6:51 of the half to let the Lakers back into the game.TIP-INSLakers: Only lead of the game was 2-0. … Had 12 turnovers in the first half.Celtics: Shot just 8 of 24 in the fourth quarter. … The 61 points scored by the first half was a season high. … Took a season-high 98 field-goal attempts.LAY OFF BALLCeltics forward Marcus Morris thinks fans should ease up on Ball.“He’s a good kid — it’s his dad,” Morris said. “He’s got a big mouth, everybody knows it. … He has a long time to do this. He’s a young guy. It kind of sucks that he’s gotta go everywhere and they just boo him and boo him and boo him. He’s just a regular player.”Ball said he didn’t take offense to it.“They’re home. I’d boo too if I was a fan,” he said. RIVALRY REKINDLED?Lakers coach Luke Walton said this generation of players views the Celtics-Lakers rivalry differently than those around for the 1980s matchups.“I think some of them get it, more than others,” he said. “Guys like Lonzo that grew up in LA, I think if you grew up in either one of these cities, you’re probably pretty well schooled on the rivalry. For some of these young guys, they probably don’t know much about it.”Celtics fans chanted “Beat LA!” after Walton was whistled for a technical foul in the third quarter.CELEBRITY SIGHTINGSNew Red Sox manager Alex Cora, New England Patriots players Devin McCourty and Dion Lewis, and rapper DMX were in attendance.UP NEXTLakers: At Washington on Thursday night.Celtics: Host Charlotte on Friday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — The Celtics are piling up injuries almost as quickly as they are victories this season.Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points, Kyrie Irving scored 19 and Boston overcame injuries to Al Horford and Jayson Tatum to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-96 on Wednesday night for their 10th straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Baynes also had eight rebounds and three assists, and Boston improved to 10-2 even as Horford sat out after being placed in concussion protocol earlier in the day. The Celtics then lost rookie forward Tatum late in the second quarter, when he went to the locker room with a sore right ankle.Coach Brad Stevens said Tatum had X-rays and was fitted with a walking boot as a precaution. He will be re-examined on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt’s yet another blow for a team that lost Gordon Hayward for the season after a gruesome leg injury on opening night.“Until we have only four left, I guess we’re just gonna keep playing,” Stevens said. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Ricks Students Win Foreign Scholarships

first_imgEarlier in exclusive interviews with the Daily Observer, Jennifer and Massa said they were grateful to the faculty and staff as well as their schoolmates for encouraging them to stay the course as they are away from Ricks. They promised to represent Ricks Institute academically and in their conduct while studying at Oak Hill.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) “If you do well, I will praise you.  On the contrary, I will cut you down like a palm tree.” This warning resounded throughout the Ricks Institute chapel last Friday when the school campus-based “Dragon News Network” announced that two female students had won foreign scholarships.Shortly after the newscast, the students repeated the slogan, while at the same time, reciting the motto of the school, “Not for self, but for others,” as they gave their two colleagues a standing ovation during a farewell ceremony for them. Jennifer Brewer, 14, and Massa Fazzi, 13, both 8th graders of Ricks Institute in Virginia, won the foreign scholarships valued at US$37,000 each to study at the Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, USA. They are scheduled to depart early September, and will be away for a year at the Oak Hill Academy.  After completing a year of study there, they will return to continue their studies at Ricks. For the duration of their stay, they will receive a weekly stipend (amount not disclosed), and parental support, the Ricks administration disclosed.Oak Hill Academy is a Baptist-affiliated boarding school that provides college preparatory education for young women and men from grades 8-12th.The school maintains small class sizes and provides a closely-knit community ideal for domestic and international students alike.Jennifer, who hails from Nimba County, lives on Hotel Africa Road, while Massa is from Gawular District, Grand Cape Mount County. Both are boarding students. They were qualified for the scholarship based on strong recommendations from the faculty and staff as well as references from their peers in the dormitories and classes. The two students were selected among six other candidates because they consistently distinguished themselves academically and morally at Ricks.During a fare-well ceremony over the weekend, Ricks Principal and Chief Administrator, Rev. Dr. Olu Menjay, said the study program offers both Oak Hill Academy and Ricks Institute opportunities for broader exposure and cross cultural learning experiences for students.According to him, since 2008, Oak Hill Academy, through its president, Dr. Michael Grooves, has offered a full scholarship to one student from Ricks every year.Ricks, Dr. Menjay said, could not benefit from the scholarship offered last academic year due to the deadly Ebola virus (EVD) epidemic which caused all schools in the country to shut down.“The resumption of the Oak Hill Academy scholarship is a major boost for students of Ricks.”For that, Dr. Menjay expressed gratitude to Dr. Grooves for his partnership with Ricks which offers the means to enrich the lives of the students while encouraging the entire Ricks community to invest in quality education.”Dr. Menjay described the scholarship program as a life changing opportunity for Ricks’ students.  Dr. Grooves offered the scholarships when Menjay and his wife, Ottolee visited Oak Hill Academy in late October 2007.Dr. Grooves has meanwhile offered one study abroad scholarship to Oak Hill Academy every year.The study aboard program is in partnership with the Young’s Chapel Baptist Church at Oak Hill Academy, which provides weekly stipend and parental support to each student during their stay. Friday’s farewell ceremony brought together parents of both Jennifer and Massa.  They included Ms. Hawa Brewer,  Jennifer’s mother, and   grandmother, Madam Fatu Kiazulu.  Massa’s father,  Ahmeh Fazzie, was also present.In their separate remarks, the two students and their parents expressed gratitude to the Ricks’ family and those who provided the scholarships for the students.last_img read more

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6 nabbed with compressed ganja

first_imgSix persons, including a female, were taken into Police custody following the discovery of a quantity of compressed marijuana at Itabali Puruni Road, Mazaruni River.The compressed cannabis unearthed by PoliceGuyana Times understands that on Monday, Police ranks stationed at the checkpoint at Itabali stopped and searched a vehicle. A thorough search unearthed 662 grams of compressed marijuana wrapped in cotton.The speaker box in which 557 grams of cannabis was foundAnother 557 grams of the illegal substance was found hidden in a speaker box belonging to one of the suspects. The six persons were told of the offence and taken into custody.A case file was prepared and sent for advice in relation to the charges that will be instituted against the suspects.last_img read more

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GRA sets up Oil & Gas Department

first_imgIn preparation for Guyana’s oil and gas economy, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is currently looking to enlarge its capacity in the oil and gas sector. In an advertisement, the authority made a calling for persons to fill key positions in the recently established Department. The organisation announced recently that it is “spearheading an exciting and important phase of its development through enhancing its capacity in the oil and gas sector in Guyana, South America”.Some of the vacancies listed in their advertisements include; relationship manager, oil lifting personnel, central processing clerk, exemption and inventory monitoring personnel, data and analysis and research personnel and administrative officer.Meanwhile, recently, 118 officials were trained in the areas of oil and gas audit techniques, crude lifting agreements, oil and gas accounting, customs documentation and associated processes; and crude lifting measurements to ensure the nation does not suffer significant value leakage.In addition, the GRA had stated that the Department will have two units to be headed by senior Executives of the Authority at the level of Deputy Commissioners. The Divisions are the Petroleum Revenue Audit Unit (PRAU) and the Customs Petroleum Unit (CPU).The Units are expected to be staffed and given the resources to effectively monitor, audit, and ensure compliance by oil companies is optimal at all times.Alnoor Kassam, former Head of the Canada Revenue Authority’s oil and gas operations, had also lent his services to GRA to help develop its administrative capacity for taxation in the sector.Kassam is currently employed through an arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).last_img read more

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Juventus Serie A game snowed off as blizzard hits Turin

first_img0Shares0000Juventus’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (C) and Atalanta’s defender Rafael Toloi (L) look on as Italian referee Maurizio Mariani checks the conditions © AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLITurin, Italy, Feb 25 – Sunday’s Serie A game between champions Juventus and Atalanta in Turin was postponed because of blizzard-like conditions in northern Italy.Snow covered the pitch at Allianz Stadium with referee Maurizio Mariani and captains Gianluigi Buffon and Rafael Toloi deciding to call off the game. “It’s possible to play in these conditions, but it would not be a spectacle worthy of the top flight. There is also the issue of potential harm to the players,” said Juventus director Beppe Marotta.Six-time defending champions Juventus are a point behind leaders Napoli, who play Cagliari in Sardinia on Monday.Up to five centimetres of snow fell in 55 minutes, an hour before the scheduled 1700GMT kickoff.The covers were removed from the pitch two hours before the game to allow for routine tests on goal-line technology and the video assistant referee (VAR). Both sides continued their warm-ups despite the adverse conditions and the game had looked set to start but following a final survey it was decided it could proceed in sub-zero temperatures.Juventus said another date would be announced shortly, with the team’s crowded calendar making Wednesday, March 14 a possibility.Juventus play Atalanta in the Italian Cup semi-final, return leg next Wednesday in the Allianz Stadium, before travelling to Rome for next weekend’s Serie A game against Lazio.Massimiliano Allegri’s side then travel to Wembley on March 7 having been held 2-2 by Spurs in the last 16 first leg clash in Turin last week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Schneirderlin, Isco AND Higuain! Plus two more Arsenal signings that would make them serious title contenders

first_imgArsenal have mounted a stirring run of form in recent months to keep runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea looking over their shoulders, but it’s highly likely they have left it too late.The Gunners welcome Chelsea to the Emirates this weekend knowing that a victory – and a first ever win for Arsene Wenger over Jose Mourinho – may just about keep their faint title hopes alive.Otherwise, their attentions may turn to a serious challenge next season, knowing that a few tweaks here and there could aid the fans’ wishes of a consistent showing both domestically and in Europe.Arsene Wenger’s style-over-substance mantra may have to be neglected for this to happen though, as Chelsea have proved in recent years that pragmatism often trumps aesthetic satisfaction.With that in mind, talkSPORT have collated a list of five players linked with Arsenal who could transform the Gunners from title pretenders into Premier League winners. 5 5 Petr Cech – Click right to see which classy left back would strengthen the Gunners’ defence – After ten brilliant years at Stamford Bridge, this season has provided a reality check for the Blues’ stalwart. Cech has had to make do with playing second fiddle to new kid on the block Thibaut Courtois and with the Premier League all-time clean sheet record firmly within his sights, he may choose to stay in England to prolong his career. Jose Luis Gaya – Continue to find out which combative player could anchor the Arsenal midfield – At only 19, Gaya is still very much developing but he has emerged as one of the most coveted defenders in Europe. Real Madrid are known admirers of a player hotly tipped to be the next major export to leave Valencia in the last decade, following the likes of David Villa, David Silva and Juan Mata. Isco – Continue to see which 177-goal striker could spearhead the Gunners’ attack – If you believe any of this week’s reports, Arsenal are leading the chase for the Real Madrid star. He has emerged as one of Real’s most consistent performers this season but, when the likes of Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Luka Modric are all fit, finds himself warming the bench. For someone so talented and with so much potential, that’s a terrible waste and the Spanaird would thrive amongst Arsenal’s range of attacking options. 5 Gonzalo Higuain – Olivier Giroud has excelled this season but he is injury prone, promoting Arsene Wenger to keep an open mind about striking options. Higuain is a name that increasingly pops up amid Arsenal transfer talk and, after impressing in both La Liga and Serie A, could be tempted to test himself in the Premier League. 5 5 Morgan Schneirderlin – Click right to see which Real Madrid star has been linked with a summer move to the Emirates – The rise and rise of Francis Coquelin has addressed the distinct lack of bite in the Arsenal midfield, but many feel it is only a short term solution. Schneiderlin is one of the main reasons behind Southampton’s surprise bid for European football this campaign, but he has expressed his desire to play Champions League football next season. Arsene Wenger’s pull factor could play a vital role in any deal. last_img read more

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Revealed! The highest scoring games in every Prem season – remember these?

first_img 1999/2000 – West Ham 5-4 Bradford, and Tottenham 7-2 Southampton 25 1993/94 – Norwich City 4-5 Southampton 1997/98 – Blackburn 7-2 Sheffield Wednesday 2008/09 – Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham, and Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal 25 1992/93 – Oldham 5-3 Nottingham Forest, Blackburn 7-1 Norwich, Oldham 6-2 Wimbledon, Everton 3-5 QPR, and Liverpool 6-2 Tottenham (pictured) – Click right to see every season’s highest scoring game, right up to last season, and see how many you remember. 25 25 25 2001/02 – Tottenham 3-5 Manchester United, Blackburn 7-1 West Ham, Charlton 4-4 West Ham, West Ham 3-5 Manchester United, and Newcastle United 6-2 Everton 2015/16 – Norwich 4-5 Liverpool 25 25 25 25 2003/04 – Manchester City 6-2 Bolton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur 4-4 Leicester City, and Middlesbrough 5-3 Birmingham City 25 25 25 25 2012/13 – Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle United, and West Brom 5-5 Manchester United 2004/05 – Tottenham 4-5 Arsenal 2006/07 – Arsenal 6-2 Blackburn 1994/95 – Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich Town 2002/03 – Manchester United 5-3 Newcastle United, and Newcastle United 2-6 Manchester United 25 2014/15 – Everton 3-6 Chelsea 2013/14 – Manchester City 6-3 Arsenal, and Cardiff City 3-6 Liverpool 25 2009/10 – Tottenham 9-1 Wigan 25 2010/11 – Manchester United 7-1 Blackburn, Everton 5-3 Blackpool, and Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal 25 25 2011/12 – Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal 25 25 25 2005/06 – Charlton 2-5 Manchester City, Wigan 4-3 Manchester City, Arsenal 7-0 Middlesbrough, Blackburn 4-3 Manchester United, Fulham 6-1 West Brom, and Middlesbrough 4-3 Bolton 2007/08 – Portsmouth 7-4 Reading 25 1995/96 – Sheffield Wednesday 6-2 Leeds United 25 1996/97 – Southampton 6-3 Manchester United 1998/99 – Nottingham Forest 1-8 Manchester United 25 We all love a Premier League goal frenzy.Nothing beats a barrage of strikes in either side’s net for the neutral, whether it’s a consequences of a comedy of errors, or just breath-taking brilliance.We’re lucky in the English top-flight we usually get at least one stunning scoreline a season, and sometimes there are a number of goal-laden games.But, across the 25 seasons of the Premier League, what were the highest scoring games of each campaign? Click the right arrow above to find out… 2000/01 – Arsenal 5-3 Charlton Athletic 25 2016/17 – Swansea 5-4 Crystal Palace, and Everton 6-3 Bournemouthlast_img read more

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Donegal man sent for trial over assault on woman in Galway

first_imgA Donegal man has been sent forward for trial over an alleged assault on a woman in Galway city last year.David Molloy (40), of Churchtown, Kilcar, appeared before Galway District Court charged with assault causing harm under Section 3 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act. The offence is alleged to have taken place at number 60 Lismore on the Cappagh Road in Knocknacarra on October 1 of last year.The Director of Public Prosecutions consented to the matter being sent forward for trail on indictment before Galway Circuit Court.Galway Daily report that onsent was also given for the case to be sent forward on assigned guilty plea, though the District Court heard that this issues was not arising at the moment.Garda Noel Lydon presented the Book of Evidence in this case to the District Court, and Judge Mary Fahy cautioned Molloy that if he intends to offer an alibi he is obliged to inform the state within 14 days.The court consented to Molloy being sent forward for trial at the next sitting of Galway Circuit Court sitting for criminal business starting on November 26.Donegal man sent for trial over assault on woman in Galway was last modified: November 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: MCHUGH BAFFLED BY DERRY CITY DECISION TO LAUNCH ‘SATELLITE’ CENTRE IN DONEGAL

first_imgKevin McHugh has been left baffled by Derry City’s decision to launch a coaching satellite centre in Donegal.EXCLUSIVE: Finn Harps captain and Donegal U14 Schoolboys manager Kevin McHugh has been left bewildered by Derry City’s decision to start-up a ‘Satellite Centre’ in Killygordon.McHugh who played for Derry City said the decision by his former employers was baffling – and added that their decision only indicated further proof that schoolboy football in Donegal is very strong at present.In an exclusive interview with Donegal Daily, McHugh said, “Speaking as a County Manager and someone who knows the ins and outs of the Finn Harps Academy and Donegal Football in general, we try to do things properly out here and we are improving our structures and coaching methods in a dignified manner. “The coaching these kids are receiving at Finn Harps and within the county set-ups are second to none from highly qualified and experienced coaches.“There has also been a huge improvement in the quality of coaching within local clubs all across the county”McHugh said that he felt it’s embarrassing that Derry City don’t have their own Academy in their own city – and said they want top Donegal talent due to the strength of schoolboys football in the county at present.McHugh added, “The whole reason Derry City are crossing the border, is because Donegal Schoolboy football is so strong because of all the years of hard work from people out here. “Would Derry City people be angry if Finn Harps, Sligo Rovers or Coleraine set-up shop in Derry? Of course they would be, and rightly so.“Will this move do anything to solve their own problems within the city of Derry?“I doubt it very much, I’d say this will anger most good football people in the city and furthermore you could see even more boys heading to Donegal to play schoolboy football.”McHugh was also critical of Derry City manager Kenny Shiels who said in an interview with The Derry Journal in the past few days, that Derry were ‘ahead of the pack’ and needed to stay there.“If not having your own Academy in a city the size of Derry is ‘staying a-head of the pack’ then I think our progress to date, is commendable to say the least. “Will setting up similar Academies within County Derry cause issues? I’d imagine Limavady United, Institute, Maiden City and Coleraine FC would have something to say on this matter.”McHugh feels the impending move to launch their ‘Satellite Centre at the home of Curragh Athletic FC smacks of arrogance – and accused the Derry hierarchy of piggy-backing on the good work being done within Donegal.McHugh continued, “They’re not the only Senior club in the Northwest, and to try an piggy-back of Donegal and Inishowen’s great work to date, and not to bother working on their own structures is down right lazy to say the least.“We as a county set-up and at Finn Harps FC can only look after our own set-up and keep improving on the outstanding work and structures within our county so kids have every chance of a career in Senior football. “In life in general, you can only try and improve things as you go along, learn from past mistakes – and I am confident that the people in charge of Finn Harps, Donegal Schoolboys and the footballing community within Donegal can see through their tactics and make up their own mind.”Regarding Finn Harps pre-season preparations, McHugh admitted the adverse weather conditions have been problematic – but spirits are high within the squad and everybody is excited for the forthcoming season.McHugh also added that consolidation in the Premier Division would represent a bigger achievement that gaining promotion last season.“Pre-Season has been ticking along nicely, the weather hasn’t helped matters, but the staff and players are knuckling down and getting on with things.“Hunger is the key word again for us this season, and if you can have that spread across the dressing room it can only be good for the team and clubgoing forward”Harps begin life back in the top-flight with a North-West derby with arch rivals Derry City, and with the on-going row of the ‘Satellite Centre’ – it certainly adds even extra spice to the fixture.“Yeah, we could not of asked for a better opening fixture, everything we do is geared for March the 4th, but our priorities and Derry’s are completely different.“I don’t care if they create 50 x ‘Satellite’ Centre’s, if they are not playing European football next season, the fans will see the season as a failure, were as the budget we are working off, if we were to stay up it would be a better achievement than last year’s promotion.”EXCLUSIVE: MCHUGH BAFFLED BY DERRY CITY DECISION TO LAUNCH ‘SATELLITE’ CENTRE IN DONEGAL was last modified: February 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AcademyAngerderry cityKevin McHugh. 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Shane Long and Derrick Williams withdraw from Ireland squad due to injury

first_img REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice ADVICE Long and Williams will miss Ireland’s upcoming fixtures RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Latest Football News shining REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY BEST OF center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED huge blow However, Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher and Southampton frontman Michael Obafemi, who were handed first senior call-ups when manager Martin O’Neill named a 36-man provisional party, are retained.A Football Association of Ireland statement read: “Injury rules out defender Derrick Williams (hamstring) and forward Shane Long (ankle), while Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher and Southampton attacker Michael Obafemi retain their places following first senior call-ups.”Aston Villa midfielder Glenn Whelan will captain the side as he wins his 85th cap against Northern Ireland, but will not travel to Denmark, while Manchester United defender Lee O’Connor – captain of Ireland’s Under-19s – will train with the squad in Abbotstown this week. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Southampton forward Shane Long and Blackburn’s Derrick Williams have withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad for their two fixtures over the international break.Long is facing a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury, while defender Williams will miss the matches against Northern Ireland and Denmark with a hamstring problem. 1 The Republic entertain their neighbours in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday evening before travelling to Aarhus for their final Nations League B, Group 4 clash with the Danes.Republic of Ireland squad: Darren Randolph, Colin Doyle, Caoimhin Kelleher, Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, Matt Doherty, Richard Keogh, Shane Duffy, Kevin Long, John Egan, Darragh Lenihan, Lee O’Connor, Enda Stevens, Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick, Glenn Whelan, Conor Hourihane, Harry Arter, David Meyler, Shaun Williams, Alan Browne, Callum O’Dowda, James McClean, Scott Hogan, Sean Maguire, Callum Robinson, Aiden O’Brien, Ronan Curtis, Michael Obafemilast_img read more

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