Women’s EY Hockey League – day two round-up

Hannah McLoughlin’s hat trick of backhand goals saw UCD pick up their first win of the season, lifting them to the head of the early season women’s EY Hockey League table.  The Olympian struck her picture-perfect treble in a 4-0 success against Muckross, adding to Sophia Cole’s opening goal, to lift them clear on goal difference of Old Alex.  Pembroke’s Tori Wensley on the attack Pic_ Adrian Boehm For Alex, they played out a high quality but ultimately scoreless 0-0 draw at Milltown against Catholic Institute with both goalkeepers –…

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Premier League clubs to trial standing sections in stadiums

Standing sections are set to return to Premier League stadiums for the first time in 27 years. British authorities on Wednesday announced a pilot scheme that will allow some clubs to trial licensed standing areas from January, ending a blanket ban on such sections in top stadiums. All-seater stadiums have been mandatory in the top two tiers of English soccer since 1994-95, following safety recommendations made after the crush at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 that led to the deaths of 97 people. “We have been clear that we will work…

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Men’s EY Hockey League – day two round-up

Glenanne and Three Rock Rovers made it two wins from two to head up the early season EY Hockey League standings following impressive victories over YMCA and Banbridge on Saturday.  Monkstown’s Guy Sarratt celebrates Picture_ Adrian Boehm For the Glens, they outdid YMCA 4-2, leading from start to finish. Shannon Boucher opened the scoring in the first minute before Shane O’Donoghue added another before half-time.  YM were back in it via Aaron Bailey only for Adam Clayton to reply instantly, making it 3-1 within a minute. O’Donoghue and Grant Glutz…

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Best budget Premier League wingers

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team FIFA 22 is now finally here! The game is available to play on a 1- hour trial via EA access from the 22nd of September. Those who have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of the game can then start playing the full game from the 27th of September, whilst the full game is out for those who buy the standard edition from the 1st of October. One of the biggest selling points of the FIFA franchise is, of course, Ultimate Team. This is a game mode within FIFA that allows…

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‘Supercomputer’ predicts final Premier League table

By Josh Barker Published: September 20, 2021 4:35 pm Last Updated: September 20, 2021 5:00 pm Who will win the Premier League? 2021/22, on paper, looks set to see perhaps the most open Premier League title race in recent memory. For the last several years it has generally just been Manchester City and or Liverpool who have dominated the English top-flight. However, summer business on the part of both Manchester United and Chelsea now suggests that all four teams could be in with a shot at silverware this time around.…

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Hockey Ireland league: McLoughlin bags UCD hat-trick

Hannah McLoughlin’s hat trick of backhand goals saw UCD pick up their first win of the season, lifting them to the head of the early season women’s EY Hockey League table.  The Olympian struck her picture-perfect treble in a 4-0 success against Muckross, adding to Sophia Cole’s opening goal, to lift them clear on goal difference of Old Alex.  For Alex, they played out a high quality but ultimately scoreless 0-0 draw at Milltown against Catholic Institute with both goalkeepers – Holly Micklem and Pam Smithwick – impressing between the…

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea, Premier League: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming

Romelu Lukaku has scored three goals for Chelsea in the Premier League this season.© Instagram After enduring a remarkable start to the season under new coach Nuno Espirito Santo, Tottenham Hotspur received a huge blow when they went down 3-0 to Crystal Palace with defender Japhet Tanganga getting sent off. Chelsea, on the other hand, are three placed three spots above Spurs at the fourth position in the points table and will be looking to register their fourth win in five games. Skipper Harry Kane will look to turn the…

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Champions League: Atalanta Goalkeeper Juan Musso’s Point-Blank Reflex Save vs Villarreal. Watch

Champions League: Juan Musso was in top form during Atalanta’s 2-2 draw vs Villarreal.© Instagram With matchday 1 of the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League finally underway, Argentine goalkeeper Juan Musso put in a stunning point-blank reflex save for Atalanta during their Group F opener against Villarreal at the El Madrigal. Towards the end of the first half, with the scores level at 1-1, the 27-year-old denied Gerard Moreno from close-range. The former Udinese custodian defied all odds and instinctively parried away a point-blank header from the Spanish attacker. The match…

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FIH Pro League set for new additions as Australia, New Zealand pull out

Up to four replacement teams are set to be invited into Season 3 of the FIH Hockey Pro League after Australia and New Zealand pulled out of all international competition until July 2022. The two nations, both set to travel to London for Pro League games, cited the ongoing pandemic and needing three months to prepare for events with regards to travel restrictions and quarantine. With the Women’s World Cup scheduled to be held in Spain and the Netherlands next July, followed by the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, New Zealand…

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Club Brugge vs PSG, Lionel Messi Set To Make Champions League Bow For New Club: When And Where To Watch, Live Streaming, Live Telecast

UCL: Lionel Messi and Neymar during training session for PSG.© AFP With fans expecting Lionel Messi to make his UEFA Champions League debut, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) face Club Brugge in their Group A opener at the Jan Breydel Stadium. The former Barcelona already made his debut for PSG in a Ligue 1 game at Reims, where he featured for only 24 minutes. He is expected to make his full club debut against PSG’s upcoming UCL opponents. The Ligue 1 giants are also without Marco Verratti, who picked up an injury…

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