And the West Under 21 A football championship semi-final sees Golden Kilfeacle take on Galtee Rovers/Emly in Lattin at half two. While in the North Tipp Under 21 A football Final Kildangan host Newport Gaels at three o’clock. In the Mid Under 21 A football semi-final Drom-Inch take on Holycross Ballycahill in the Ragg.That game throws-in at two o’clock. And lastly in the Mid B Final Gortnahoe Glengoole take on Upperchurch Drombane at half one in Kickham Park. Burgess take on Kilruane MacDonaghs in Kilcoman, while Portroe host Killenaule.Both those games throw-in at four o’clock. Eire Og Anacarty/Donohill travel to Drombane to take on Upperchurch. That game throws-in at quarter to five.
“Fellaini was by no means United’s worst player but what was he there for exactly? To expose what failing in Seville? To bring what to United’s midfield?,” asked chief sports writer Matt Dickinson.“True, he did go closer than his teammates to breaking the deadlock but if picking him always felt like turning up at a party with a baseball bat, United were duly lacking in any subtlety. Creative passing through central midfield was non-existent.”The Telegraph called United’s display “embarrassingly inept”.Only once the situation was dire did Mourinho throw on another £70 million of attacking talent in Anthony Martial and Juan Mata to ride to the rescue. But to no avail.“There are players in that squad to play good attacking football with the money that’s been spent,” said former United midfielder Paul Scholes, also part of the team that won the 2008 Champions League.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Pogba, who cost a then world-record £89 million ($124 million) in 2016 as Mourinho’s first big signing, was again dropped, this time in favour of the more robust Marouane Fellaini, a decision that drew stinging criticism from The Times newspaper. Mourinho fielded four forwards — Sanchez, Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard — in an attacking-looking line-up at Old Trafford but United only broke free of the shackles in the desperate closing minutes.A stubborn Mourinho, who has won the competition with Porto and Inter Milan, said his side had not put in a “bad performance” but that contrasted with the sour mood in Manchester after a first home European defeat since 2013 to a Sevilla side only fifth in La Liga.“If you are a team at home, the onus is on you to go out and attack and make sure you take the game away from the opposing team,” said former United defender Rio Ferdinand, who won the Champions League under Alex Ferguson in 2008.The question for fans is why Mourinho is seemingly unable, or unwilling, to set his attacking superstars free. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho was condemned for his negative tactics after Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League to Sevilla, with Alexis Sanchez anonymous and Paul Pogba’s confidence apparently in tatters.United, riding high in the Premier League, started the second leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday as strong favourites to progress to the quarter-finals after a goalless draw in Spain but mustered just four shots on target across both legs.Two late goals from substitute Wissam Ben Yedder gave the home side a mountain to climb and a consolation goal from Romelu Lukaku was far too little, too late, with United exiting the competition 2-1 on aggregate.
The Borussia Moenchengladbach striker has scored four times in as many games since the Bundesliga resumed last month to reach double digits in his debut season in Germany.Thuram, the son of 1998 World Cup winner and anti-racism activist Lilian, made a statement of his own in last Sunday’s 4-1 win over Union Berlin, kneeling and bowing his head after scoring the first of his two goals, in a gesture reminiscent of past protests by NFL players in the US against racism and police brutality.Gladbach return to action on Friday at Freiburg as they jostle with RB Leipzig and Leverkusen for Champions League qualification.Key stats86 – Bayern’s league goals this season. No team has ever scored as many times through 29 games of a Bundesliga campaign.17 – seconds Stefan Ilsanker was on the field before scoring against Werder Bremen. The Austria international struck twice in Wednesday’s 3-0 victory after coming on as a late substitute.308 – Bundesliga appearances made by Japan’s Makoto Hasebe, an Asian record he shares with South Korean great Cha Bum-kun.Fixtures (all times GMT)FridayFreiburg v Borussia Moenchengladbach (1830)SaturdayRB Leipzig v Paderborn, Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich, Eintracht Frankfurt v Mainz, Fortuna Dusseldorf v Hoffenheim (all 1330), Borussia Dortmund v Hertha Berlin (1630)SundayWerder Bremen v Wolfsburg (1130), Union Berlin v Schalke (1330), Augsburg v Cologne (1600)Share on: WhatsApp Jadon Sancho calls for justice following the death of George Floyd in the United StatesBerlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich face one of the final obstacles in their hunt for an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title this weekend as players in Germany contemplate staging collective protests following the death of George Floyd in the United States.The German FA said on Wednesday footballers including Jadon Sancho who paid tributes to Floyd during last week’s games would not be punished, with calls since growing from several Bayern players for further action.“Sport always was and is able to share the power, to try to show to the world we are a community and that we are strong together,” said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller, ahead of Saturday’s game with Bayer Leverkusen.“We have so many different people in the sport, it doesn’t matter the colour. Sports have the power to bring people together to speak with one tongue.”Joshua Kimmich revealed Bayern players have talked about using their platform to reinforce their stance against racism, while World Cup winner Jerome Boateng urged more famous white sportspeople to add their voices to the chorus of outrage over Floyd’s death.Floyd, a black American man, died after a white policeman kneeled on his neck for several minutes. His death has sparked several days of protests in US cities, some of which have turned violent amid accusations of further police brutality used against demonstrators.– ‘We can do much more’ –“Our voices carry, we have a platform and we touch many people,” Boateng, whose father is from Ghana, told Deutsche Welle radio.“All white sportspeople who don’t speak out are obviously not racists, but of course it is desirable that they also use their notoriety for this cause. Many do it, but I think we can do much more.”With five games remaining Bayern hold a seven-point lead over Borussia Dortmund, whose players took a knee during Thursday’s training session in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said he “stood 100 percent behind” Sancho’s call for justice although a number of players including the England winger courted controversy after they were pictured without masks alongside a hairdresser.At the other end of the table, Werder Bremen have slipped back deep into relegation trouble after a 3-0 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday greatly complicated the task of maintaining their top-flight status.The loss was all the more disappointing for the four-time champions after a 1-0 win at Freiburg on May 23 had given them hope. Werder are now three points from safety and need a positive result at home against Wolfsburg on Sunday.“That was a setback but definitely not a knockout,” Werder coach Florian Kohfeldt said after the Eintracht defeat. “It has become harder but it’s not impossible. We all knew that it would be hard, but we’re going to give it a go.”One to watch: Marcus Thuram
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe Blues Power Revue – “Jake and Elwood” and a seven-piece band – will play a dynamite show at Port Plaza on August 1 at 7:00 pm. The seasoned musicians and impersonators offer all the hits and humor that made American cultural icons of the one and only Blues Brothers!Port of Olympia is proud to be a partner with the Olympia Downtown Association (ODA) in the 9th annual Music on the Plaza. The event is part of the ODA’s Music in the Park series which is now in its 35th year of bringing free music and fun to our downtown.Again this year, the ODA extended Music on the Plaza until 8:30 pm (and extra half hour) giving the community more time to enjoy the sounds of Blues Power Revue on the downtown waterfront.All other concerts are scheduled for Fridays at 7:00 pm in Sylvester Park.
RED BANK – Red Bank RiverCenter has announced the winners of its two new holiday promotions.During the holiday season the agency expanded its calendar to include a new event, the “We Double Dog Dare You Scavenger Hunt” during which shoppers visited 50-plus participating businesses in search of a hidden character inspired by the classic holiday movie A Christmas Story. Shoppers gathered stamps for every character they found, and once 15 were collected they entered to win Red Bank gift cards that can be used at 150 borough businesses. Three winners were drawn and received Red Bank gift cards. They were the Bemy family from Highlands, the Mullens from Rockaway Beach, N.Y., and the Mazzuccas from Fair Haven.The movie theme continued with the return of the window decorating contest. Businesses were invited to decorate their windows using any holiday movie of their choice. Some of the movies featured were A Christmas Story, White Christmas, Elf, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.The winning window was at Lux Beauty Store, 88 Broad St. with the theme Twas the Night Before Christmas.“I had a lot of fun with it and shared with all of my customers,” owner Linda Martino said. “I’m thrilled with my win.”Martino will receive $500 in advertising dollars to use as she wishes. YESTERcades at 80 Broad St. was a close second with their painted A Christmas Story window, and rounding out third place was Rue Royale Couture at 24 Monmouth St. with The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, of course, with Cindy Lou Who.Shoppers voted online for their favorite windows and Mackenzie Leary of Oceanport was the randomly drawn winner of a $50 Red Bank Gift Card. RiverCenter thanks all who participated.For more information about upcoming Red Bank events, please contact Red Bank RiverCenter at 732-842-4244 or visit www.ACoolLittleTown.com.
Good news race fans! Whether you’re into Marvel Comics or secret-agent shows, see one of our favorite spy track down a suspect at The Great Race Place.Can you see Santa Anita Park in the below promo?Courtesy of the Los Angeles Magazine