← Previous Story Norway without two more girls for the WCh in Brasil Next Story → Three months ’till EHF EURO 2012 – Promote your Handball Business Three exciting matches has been seen on Thursday. Vive Targi Kielce wins in Chehov after big battle with Russian Champions, Medvedi 31:30. “Bears” missed to 7m shoot in the last minute, followed by Michal Jurecki winning goal.Vive Targi: Sławomir Szmal, Marcus Cleverly – Michał Jurecki 9, Denis Buntic 6, Thorir Olafsson 5, Rastko Stojkovic 4, Grzegorz Tkaczyk 4, Bartłomiej Tomczak 2 – Piotr Grabarczyk, Tomasz Rosiński, Mateusz Zaremba, Uros Zorman 1, Patryk Kuchczyński.Medvedi: Sergiej Szelmienko 8, Michaił Czipurin 6, Wasilij Filipow 5.Cimos Koper won the great game in Romania against Constanta 27:25. Romanian champion led by 20:15, but lost match in the last ten minutes.Constanta: Stanescu, Popescu, Novanc 4, Simicu 1, Stavrositu 3, Irimescu 1, Toma 2 (1), Sadoveac, Angelovski, Adžić, Sabou 4, Stamate, Csepreghi 6, Ghionea 2, Buricea 1, Riganas 1, Criciotoiu.Cimos Koper: Škof, Vran, Dobelšek 2, Brumen 3, Čemas, Bombač 5, Poklar 1, Džono, Krivokapić 4, Mlakar 2, Rapotec 3, Bogunović 5, Bundalo 1, Osmajić.C.O Zagreb defend the last attack of Kadetten Schafhausen and won the important match for the second place int he Group – 28:27.SCHAFFHAUSEN: Vaskevičius (15+2), Quadrelli; Göpfert, Graubner 7/10, Kukučka 3/6, Jurca 1/3, Stojanović 0/4, Uršić 8/10 (3/3), Starczan 6/10, Vukelić 0/3, Tominec 0/1, Bucher, Schelbert, Pendić 1/2, Vrany.CO ZAGREB: Šego (10+0), Pešić; Vukić 1/3, Šprem, Horvat 4/7 (0/1), Matulić 0/2, Marić 4/7, Gal, Stepančić, Kopljar 8/12, Balić 3/5, J. Valčić, Špiler 4/8 (0/1), T. Valčić 2/7, Gojun 0/2, Brozović.
atletico madridbaloghBarcelonaBerlinbjerringbrobjerringbro-silkeborgchekhovskichristophersenDarko StanicduvnjakFlensburgFuchseFuchse BerlinglandorfgorbokgrebillehmamHSVHSV HamburgkarabaticKiril LazarovkovalevlindbergmadridmamelundmetalurgmirkulovskimojsovskiMontpelliernagynincevicPick SzegedshelmenkosigurdssonStanicsven hansenSzegedveszpremvive kielce In the most interesting match today, Atletico Madrid hosted MKB Veszprem in Vistalegre. Both teams aim high this year in the Champions League, and such was the match too – with high stake, the winner could end up first in the group. The match began with Atletico taking advantage, but MKB Veszprem immediately fought back, and at half time led with 15:13. In the second half Atletico fights back and equalizes to 26:26. Kiril Lazarov misses a penalty, and MKB score through Nagy, and in the end wins 27:26.Metalurg made another big step forward to the final battle of the first place in the group with Vive Kielce, both teams are 3 of 3. After 4:2 for Metalurg, Bjerringbro-Silkeborg makes use of the home court advantage and takes the lead, at half time it is 14:11. Despite the numerous exclusions for Metalurg throughout the whole game (8 in total, Bjerringbro only 4) and even the four-minute continuing exclusion after Mirkulovski‘s red card (which meant Metalurg are to play with a player less in the final 4 minutes of the game), Metalurg had the brilliant Darko Stanic on the goal, and the attack finally started to work well in the end, and the final score stood at 26:23 for HC Metalurg. Mojsovski scored 7 goals for Metalurg.Fuchse Berlin rehabilitated after the defeat in Barcelona, and took a convincing away win in Hungary. Pick Szeged could only fend Fuchse’s attacks off in the first half, at half time 14:14. In the second half, the team of Dagur Sigurdsson found its real form, and Pick Szeged were unable to parry. Nincevic scored 7 goals, Christophersen contributed with 6 for the visitors, Balogh topped the home team’s scorer list.Flensburg trashed Chekhovski Medvedi at home with huge 36:26, hardly anyone imagined such big defeat for Russia’s best team. At half time Flensburg had 19:14, and only kept making it bigger and bigger, and in the end won by 10 goals. Gorbok, Kovalev and Shelmenko scored 5 goals each for the visitors, while Flensburg had Glandorf and Svan Hansen scoring 9 goals each.In the final match of the third round of the Champions League, Montpellier without Karabatic and few other stars welcomed HSV Hamburg. HSV were the better team in the first half, and with Duvnjak, Lindberg and others in form, HSV had even 6 goals advantage at one point, but with good play in the final 10 minutes of the game, Montpellier made it only “bearable” 2 goals negative at half time, 16:14 for HSV Hamburg. HSV did not let the lead slip away, and with +2 in the second half, in the end they brought the points to Germany with 33:29. Lindberg scored 10 goals for HSV, Montpellier had Grebille with the same amount of goals. ← Previous Story ASOBAL (Round 6): Palma del Rio with the first win! Next Story → Montpellier goalkeeper Desbonnet scores against Dan Beutler (HSV)! (Video)
AustriaEHF EURO 2014Petar Nenadic ← Previous Story Ljuba Vranjes about “Serbian Abalo”: Bogdan was my wish Next Story → EHF EURO 2014: Onesta choose “Experts” for Norway Serbian playmaker from Polish Orlen Wisla Plock, Petar Nenadic (27) won’t play handball in next three to five weeks! He got injured ten days ago and already missed some important matches as Polish derby with Kielce and EHF Cup clash against Maribor, but after new diagnose showed that his calf muscle isn’t too good as that was assumed with the first one.That will be a serious blow for Serbian NT as well, who is waiting important clashes with Austria at the Men’s EHF EURO 2014 qualification at the beginning of April (3th and 7th).
← Previous Story EHF CL TOP 8 weekend: Veszprem in Paris – Kiel in Skopje Next Story → Marko Vujin before Skopje’s “hell”: Barca, PSG and HSV lost, but we are Kiel! German SG Flensburg keep philosophy of finding “possible big stars” of European handball and giving them chance to reach full potential. New signing is Danish left back Kasper Kisum (21, 197 cm) who is coming from Danish TMS Ringstedt. He will replace Goran Bogunovic and Olafur Gustafsson, who will leave the team next summer…PHOTO: SG FLENSBURG handball transfersKasper KisumSG Flensburg
← Previous Story SHOT-CLOCK test match in Belgrade on Wednesday Next Story → HUNGARIAN PLAY-OFF: Veszprem beat Szeged at the start! Thursday, July 24 2014:14:00: Group A: Traun: ESP vs. MKD16:00: Group B: Traun: SUI vs. EST18:00: Group A: Traun: FRA vs. NOR20:00: Group B: Traun: DEN vs. SRB14:00: Group D: Linz: SWE vs. ISR16:00: Group D: Linz: SLO vs. HUN18:00: Group C: Linz: GER vs. SVK20:00: Group C: Linz: AUT vs. BLRFriday, July 25 2014:14:00: Group A: Traun: MKD vs. FRA16:00: Group B: Traun: SRB vs. SUI18:00: Group A: Traun: NOR vs. ESP20:00: Group B: Traun: EST vs. DEN14:00: Group D: Linz: ISR vs. SLO16:00: Group D: Linz: HUN vs. SWE18:00: Group C: Linz: BLR vs. GER20:00: Group C: Linz: SVK vs. AUTSunday, July 27 2014:14:00: Group A: Traun: ESP vs. FRA16:00: Group B: Traun: SRB vs. EST18:00: Group A: Traun: MKD vs. NOR20:00: Group B: Traun: DEN vs. SUI14:00: Group D: Linz: ISR vs. HUN16:00: Group D: Linz: SWE vs. SLO18:00: Group C: Linz: GER vs. AUT20:00: Group D: Linz: SVK vs. BLRJuly 29 – July 30 2014Main Round: Linz & TraunAugust 1 2014Placement matches: Linz & TraunSemi-finals: LinzAugust 2 2014Placement matches: TraunAugust 3 2014Placement matches: LinzFinal: Linz On 24 July 2014, the Men´s 20 EHF EURO will throw off in the Austrian cities of Linz and Traun. On April 24, the groups for the preliminary round were drawn. Now the EHF confirmed the official match schedule. Group A and B will play at the HAKA-Arena in Traun, group C and D at the TIPS-Arena in Linz.The Men´s 20 EHF EURO 2014 will be played in the format of a tournament with 16 teams consisting of a preliminary round, main round, placement matches, semi-finals and finals.The preliminary round will be played in four groups consisting of four teams each, in which all teams compete against each other. The teams ranked 1 and 2 from each group after the preliminary round qualify for the main round. These teams keep their points from the matches against opponents who also go through to the main round.The main round will be played in two groups with four teams in each group. The winners and second ranked teams from group A and B play against each other in the main round in Traun. The winners and second ranked teams from group C and D will stay in Linz for the main round. The first and second ranked teams in the main round play semi-finals. The first ranked team from one group plays against the second ranked team from the other group and vice versa.The semi-finals and the final will be played in Linz. The placement matches will be played in Linz and Traun.TRAUN: Group A: Spain, France, FYR Macedonia, NorwayTRAUN: Group B: Denmark, Switzerland, Serbia, EstoniaLINZ: Group C: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, BelarusLINZ: Group D: Sweden, Slovenia, Israel, Hungary25.000 spectators are expected in Linz and TraunThe Men’s 20 EHF EURO marks the fifth time Austria hosts a major European handball tournament, having previously hosted the Women’s 17 EHF EURO 2005, the Men’s 20 EHF EURO 2006, the Men’s EHF EURO 2010 and the Men’s 18 EHF EURO 2012.For the duration of the upcoming event the Austrian Handball Federation expects 25,000 spectators showing up in Linz and Traun.
← Previous Story THW Kiel celebrate 50th Bundesliga birthday by win in front of 11.000 fans Next Story → Meshkov Brest terminate contract with David Špiler: From hero to idiot just because of injury? TOP goalscorer: Cristina Zamfir (ROU)MVP: Line Jørgensen (DEN) Bucharest handballBucharest trophy 2015CSM BucurestiŽRK Budućnost The Romanian champions CSM Bucuresti won the “Bucharest Trophy 2015” by getting the biggest scalp in women’s handball – the reigning EHF Champions League winner ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica – 27:26. The third place won ŽRK Vardar Skopje against Russian Rostov Don 33:27.Here is the MVP team of the Bucharest Trophy 2015:Goalkeeper: Mayssa Pessoa (BRA)Left wing: Elena Avdekova (RUS)Left back: Cristina Neagu (ROU)Playmaker: Andrea Lekić (SRB)Pivot: Dragana Cvijić (SRB)Right back: Line Jørgensen (DEN)Right wing: Cristina Vărzaru (ROU)
← Previous Story Marko Krivokapic (PICK Szeged) about Pastor’s work: He is genius! Next Story → Dragan Adzic is back after only a month! Dener Jaanimaafinn lemke Ambitious German team MT Melsungen made some important transfers this week for the future. The Estonian right back Dener Jaanimaa came to Kassel as replacement for injured Michael Muller. The 27-years old EX- THW Kiel and HSV Handball shooter signed contract until June 2018.Even more important is signing of 24-years old German golden boy from Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland, Finn Lemke. The 210 cm tall left back will join the club in summer 2017 at the end of his contract with SC Magdeburg.Lemke signed three years contract and he will change Serbian left back Momir Rnić, which deal expiring at the end of the current season.
Any appeal against the present provisional suspension shall not have any suspensive effect and shall be made by Thursday 19 October, 18:00hrs (UTC+1) at the latest. ← Previous Story FIRST WIN, THEN OVERTAKE: Macedonian RK Eurofarm Rabotnik appoint Ilija Temelkovski Next Story → Meshkov Brest win twice in one day! The panel finds in substance, in light of Article 6.4 of the EHF Legal Regulations, the EHF officials’ mistake obvious and therefore requiring necessary measures. Hence, the result of the extra time shall be cancelled and penalty throws shall take place in order to define the winner and the team qualifying. All costs and expenses arising out of the subsequent organisation shall be paid by the EHF. The Court of Handball has reached a decision on the protest filed by St. Petersburg HC following the Men’s EHF Cup 2017/18 Qualification Round 2 (2nd leg) match between St. Petersburg HC (RUS) and FH Hafnarfjordur (ISL) which took place on Sunday 15 October 2017. After both teams played exactly the same result (32:27) in both legs, extra time took place instead of the penalty shoot-out contrary to Article 4.2, Chapter II of the 2017/18 EHF Cup Regulations.
Updated 10.50pmNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a roundup of today’s news…Research published today found that teenagers are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packaging. Image: Jason Clarke PhotographyIRELANDIreland is out of recession (technically).42 new jobs were created.The Bracken Court Hotel has pulled out of hosting a child beauty pageant.Gardaí caught armed robbers as they left the filling station they had just held up.Enda Kenny said Ireland’s corporation tax is not in question.Police investigating the murder of a 3-year-old boy arrested a man and a woman.Hospitals are still below standard when it comes to hand hygiene.Teenagers think cigarettes in nice packaging are cool.Dublin South County Council is selling land near The Square, Tallaght to NAMA.A pedestrian in his 70s was killed in a collision outside Mullingar hospital.Not everyone is happy about NAMA’s plans to hand over its properties for social housing.One group has come out to oppose the Court of Appeal referendum.Gardaí investigating Elaine O’Hara’s death have taken 120 statements and seized 1,600 hours of CCTV footage.A teenager has been charged with the murder of the family of a Dublin-based doctor.Jobseekers can now do up to three JobBridge internships. A prominent Dublin solicitor was found guilty of professional misconduct. [RTÉ]FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! The Dáil had its first row of the new term.INTERNATIONALThe death toll from the storms that hit Mexico this week has risen to 97 with another 58 still missing after a massive mudslide in a remote village west of Acapulco. [AFP and LA Times] (Image: Alejandrino Gonzalez/AP/Press Association Images)#CATHOLIC CHURCH: The Pope has said there is no need for the church to talk about abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraception “all the time”.#SYRIA: Bashar Assad promised to destroy his arsenal of chemical weapons but warned that it would cost $1 billion and take a year.Meanwhile, in a retort opinion piece, John McCain told Russians that he was more ‘pro-Russian’ than their own president.#ENGLAND: A pilot was arrested at Leeds Bradford airport on suspicion of being drunk.#BRITAIN: An ad for a woman’s centre in London has been black-listed by the advertising watchdog because it gave the impression that it “offered terminations and was therefore an abortion clinic”.#SPAIN: A five-month-old baby died in a tragic accident at Alicante airport.#OUCH: JP Morgan Chase admitted wrongdoing and was fined a whopping $920 million.INNOVATIONGrand Theft Auto V sales made more than $800 million on its first day of release. [theguardian]The lads and ladies at TechCrunch have discovered that Apple’s new fingerprint sensor is not restricted to humans – and here’s the proof. (YouTube: TechCrunch)PARTING SHOTStarbucks took out full-page ads in a number of US newspapers today to tell customers that guns are not welcome in its shops. Here is the CEO’s letter of explanation, in full. What do you think?Image: Mark Allison/@marka17 via TwitterFirst published 9pmHere’s what happened yesterday…>
(Met Éireann)However, there is good news ahead, as drier weather with “just a few showers” is expected as the day progresses.It will also be “breezy”, with some gusty northwest winds developing, before scattered showers appear overnight, along with some patches of mist or fog, says Met Éireann. MET ÉIREANN HAS put out a flash flooding warning today due to heavy rainfall.It said that it is very wet this morning, which will lead to flash flooding in places.Its latest rainfall radar shows the extent of the rain:
IRELAND HELD AN open training session at Lansdowne Road this afternoon and were cheered on by hundreds of young rugby supporters throughout.Here are some of the best pictures from the autograph signing and picture posing session after Ireland were put through their paces.
TWO IRISH FILMS will rub shoulders with Hollywood’s elite after being picked to show at the Sundance Film Festival.The new film from the director of The Guard, John Michael McDonagh, will look to replicate the success of its predecessor at the Utah film festival, which has become one of the most important stops for independent movies in recent years.Calvary, which was shot in Dublin and Sligo, sees McDonagh teaming up again with The Guard star Brendan Gleeson. He is joined by Chris O’Dowd, Aidan Gillen and Kelly Reilly.Gleeson’s son Domhnall also appears in the black comedy, which sees a “good priest tormented by his community”.Domhnall is also a star of the other Irish film going to Sundance.He stars alongside Kerry’s own Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhall in Lenny Abrahamson’s comedy Frank, which was shot in Dublin and Wicklow.The comedy from the director of the acclaimed What Richard Did sees the younger Gleeson play an aspiring musician who joins a pop band.The chief executive of the Irish Film Board, James Hickey, said that the selection of the two films represented good news for the industry.“Both Frank and Calvary showcase the excellent work happening right now in the Irish industry and they include a world-class line-up of Irish stars including Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson. Chris O’Dowd, Domhnall Gleeson, Aidan Gillen and Killian Scott. It is a very positive start to 2014 for the industry and a great representation for Ireland internationally.Read: Anchorman 2 stars hit Dublin red carpet, sign some faces…generally remain classyRead: Want to be a film critic? Here’s your chance
DID YOU THINK it was that guy in the office who always steals your lunch?Or the girl in the coffee place you’re convinced always short-changes you?Well, no – neither of those people are your worst enemy. We here at DailyEdge.ie have got news for you: YOU are your own worst enemy. That’s right. YOU there.Don’t believe us? Well, see how many of these boxes you tick and find out.1. The work/holiday conundrumYou ruin your holidays from work for yourself by obsessively counting how much time off left you have. “Oh, it’s Wednesday? That means I’ve already been off for longer than I have left. God, I’m practically back at my desk.” Source: Shutterstock2. Pre-emptive missing of chipsEver ruined a takeaway for yourself while eating it by thinking mournfully about how it’ll soon be finished? Yep. Source: Flickr/dangermain3. Birthday fun pressureYour birthday is fast approaching and the pressure to do something good for it is mounting. You end up psyching yourself out so much that you have zero fun on the day. Too much pressure. You’ll never have as much fun as this little fella, anyway. Source: Imgur4. Bargaining toolsYour brain tells you that if you just do one more hour of work, you can have three chocolate digestives. Then you go and spoil everything by not doing any work, but still having the three biscuits. Damnit, it’s impossible to bargain with yourself. Source: Imgur5. Alarm woesTen more minutes in bed? For that sweet bounty, I’ll forego breakfast. Five more minutes? Oh God yes, I didn’t want to shower today anyway. Source: anandtech6. FOMOAlso known as the Fear Of Missing Out. In your heart and your soul, you know you need a night off the tiles. But your brain keeps wondering, “Is this the best night out my friends have ever had? AM I MISSING THE STUFF OF LEGENDS?” Source: Garfield Minus Garfield7. Hangover worryingAnd then when you DO go out and paint the town red, you spend half the evening worrying about the hangover you’ve got in the post – so much so, you can’t relax and enjoy yourself. The pits. Source: ShutterstockSo. Now you know. Are you your own worst enemy?Read: The 10 stages of FOMO you’ll go through tonight>Read: The 23 stages of the weekend everyone goes through>
THE IRISH CANCER Society (ICS) has revealed that it made a cumulative loss of €420,000 in its lottery between 2009 and 2013.During that time the cancer charity said it received €1.2 million from the government through the Charitable Lotteries Scheme and so no loss was actually made by ICS itself.This disclosure follows on from revelations that the Rehab Group made a profit of just €9,452 on close to €4 million worth of lottery scratch cards sales. The details were released by Minister Alan Shatter this week and Rehab defended itself, claiming it had been unfairly impacted by the National Lottery.In a statement, the the Irish Cancer Society said it has been running a lottery since the 1960s as one of its fundraising projects. In 1990, it started a scratchcard fundraising lottery, in conjunction with the Polio Fellowship of Ireland which is owned by the Rehab Group. The society said this is the only lottery it is involved in and typical prize money is currently between €10 and €100.According to ICS, the scheme under which it receievd government funding had been set up to shield lotteries from the impact of the cap on prize money and the inevitable loss in income from the competitive advantage awarded to the National Lottery.“Given the increased losses and with no prospect of recovery, in November last the Society and its partner made a decision to close the lottery”, it said. “This will happen in the next few months and will involve the loss of two jobs.”This details of funding received from the State were published as part of the charity’s national accounts.Related: Rehab Group hits back over its lottery profits>More: Rehab Group call on Justice Minister to withdraw €9k profit remarks>Read: Rehab chief Angela Kerins won’t say what her current salary is>
Ireland Women 14Wales Women 6IT WAS LESS emphatic that their opening day victory against Scotland, but a 61st minute try from the influential Heather O’Brien nevertheless kept Ireland’s hopes of recording back-to-back Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam titles very much alive in a blustery Ashbourne last night. Having weathered an early Irish storm, Wales settled to take the lead courtesy of a 17th minute penalty by Llandaff north centre Robyn Wilkins, before another successful three-pointer by the reliable No. 13 eight minutes later helped the visitors to develop a six-point platform. Owing to the wet and windy conditions in the Meath venue, Ireland were struggling to execute their customary brand of attacking rugby, but they finally managed to reap some form of reward for their endeavours thanks to an expertly-converted 39th minute place-kick by returning full-back Niamh Briggs. With just three points (6-3) separating the teams at the break, it was very much game on for Ireland upon the resumption, and just ten minutes into the second half, Briggs cancelled out the Welsh lead with a second routine close-range penalty. Ireland Women Scorers: Penalties: R Wilkins 2 Ireland Women: Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster); Hannah Casey (Saracens/Exile), Lynne Cantwell (Richmond /Exile), Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Alison Miller (Portlaoise/UCC/Connacht); Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Larissa Muldoon (Bristol/Exile); Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster) (capt), Stacey-Lea Kennedy (Cooke/Ulster), Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster), Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht), Heather O’Brien (Highfield/Munster).Replacements: Gill Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster), Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemians/Munster), Kerrie-Ann Craddock (Saracens/Exile), Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary’s/Leinster), Amy Davis (Blackrock/Ulster), Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster), Jackie Shiels (Richmond/Exile).Elen Evans and Niamh Briggs clash. INPHO/Donall FarmerWales Women: Dyddgu Hywel (Bristol); Elen Evans (Waterloo), Robyn Wilkins (Llandaff North), Rebecca de Filippo (Bristol), Philippa Tuttiett (Bristol); Elinor Snowsill (Bristol), Amy Day (Llandaff North); Megan York (Blaenau Gwent), Lowri Harries (Neath Athletic), Catrin Edwards (Bristol), Jenny Hawkins (Llandaff North), Shona Powell Hughes (Neath Athletic), Catrina Nicholas (Llandaff North), Nia Davies (Cardiff Met), Rachel Taylor (Bristol) (capt).Replacements: Carys Phillips (Bristol), Jenny Davies (Waterloo), Caryl Thomas (Bath), Sian Williams (Worcester), Sioned Harries (Llandaff North), Sian Moore (Bristol), Laurie Harries (Llandaff North), Ffion Bowen (Maesteg Celtic).ROG: ‘If a door were to open for Munster, you’d always listen’Wind, rain and a whole heap of Wales tame Wolfpuppies at Dubarry Park Tries: H O’Brien Penalties: N Briggs 3 Wales Women Scorers: UL Bohs star Briggs was wide of the mark from a tricky bonus kick, but with Wales showing little sign of attacking intent in the second period, Ireland were never in danger of letting their lead slip, and when Briggs superbly split the posts from the 22-metre-line deep into stoppage time, their seventh consecutive Six Nations victory was secured. The pivotal moment of the game then arrived just past the hour mark, when a scrum close to the Welsh line provided Ireland with an ideal platform to score their first try, and Munster No 8 Heather O’Brien displayed great initiative to gather the loose possession, before driving over forcefully in the right-corner.
A 75-YEAR-OLD MAN has been arrested over a bomb at a Belfast pub in 1971 which killed 15 people.The man was arrested in east Belfast this morning and is being questioned by police at Antrim police station. The families of the people killed in the bomb have been informed of the arrest.The chief constable of the PSNI promised to carry out a review of the attack on McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast more than forty years ago after a report by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland in 2011 into how the case was originally investigated found that it had been biased.The attack was carried out by loyalist paramilitary group the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).The officer in charge of the renewed investigation said that the PSNI is looking to investigate possible lines of enquiry as thoroughly and quickly as possible, even with the years that have passed since the attack.“Despite the passage of time, there remain a number of opportunities to make progress,” said Detective Chief Inspector Justyn Galloway.He asked for anyone who knows who was involved in the attack to talk to the police.“Much has changed in the four decades since this terrible atrocity but the families of the victims and survivors continue to suffer,” said DCI Galloway. “I would ask that anyone with information or suspicions about this bomb attack to come forward”.One man was convicted of all 15 murders in 1978.Read: Tánaiste admits ‘on-the-runs’ controversy has derailed progress in the North >
He said that Varadkar had made his comments prior to the Tsaoiseach’s request and said that ministers are more effective in running the country when they are in a position to discuss matters at Cabinet.“I will give my Cabinet colleagues the respect that the Taoiseach has asked me to give and I will await making any further comment on this until after the Cabinet meets tomorrow,” he added.Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has confirmed this morning that there are “no plans” for Callinan to issue a statement today despite indications in a number of newspaper reports that this will happen.However, a source has said the current position may change as the situation is “fluid”.The controversy is likely to dominate the political agenda this week.The Dáil is due to debate the report of the Garda Inspectorate, which harshly criticised the penalty points system, for some five hours on Thursday.First published 8.52amMinister: Garda whistleblowers should have their reputations reinstatedRead: The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark Updated 12.30pm TÁNAISTE EAMON GILMORE has suggested that Justice Minister Alan Shatter should clear up claims that two garda whistleblowers did not cooperate with the internal inquiry into the penalty points controversy. Gilmore was speaking amid ongoing controversy surrounding calls for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that the actions of the whistleblowers were ‘disgusting’. Speaking at Croke Park today, Gilmore was asked specifically if Shatter should also withdraw remarks made on the Dáil record last year that the whistleblowers did not cooperate with the O’Mahoney inquiry. He said: “As I’ve said, there are always phrases that are used and comments that are made and I think it’s always best that they’re cleared up as quickly as possible. But I think that’s a matter for the Minister for Justice.”Asked if it is it incumbent on the minister to withdraw the claims, as is being asked of Martin Callinan, Gilmore responded: “I’ve said that I think it would be helpful if the remarks were withdrawn. I stand by that.”He added that it was a matter for both Callinan and Shatter and also defended the decision to speak out publicly on the matter last week, saying: “When matters are in the public domain and questions are being asked about it, I think answers have to be given.” He suggested that there is now a need for an independent policing authority along the lines of the arrangements in Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar had said that he doesn’t want to say any more than he has already said about the controversy, saying at a tourism event this afternoon: “I said what I said at the Road Safety Conference on Thursday. I am not resiling from my position.” Reilly declines to comment Earlier, Health Minister James Reilly declined to say whether or not Callinan should withdraw his remark about the actions of two whistleblowers being ‘disgusting’.Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Reilly said that while it was his own personal view that the whistleblowers “are very important” and need to be encouraged to come forward he had heard the Taoiseach “loud and clear”.Enda Kenny asked that ministers not air their views on the controversy in public after his party colleague Leo Varadkar said that Callinan should withdraw the remark.Varadkar’s call was later supported by his five Labour Cabinet colleagues with one minister, Ruairí Quinn, issuing a statement in support of the remark’s withdrawal after Kenny’s request was made.“We should sort it out in private and allow people air their views there, and I will certainly be airing my views at the Cabinet,” Reilly said this morning.
DETECTIVES FROM THE PSNI serious crime branch investigating the discovery of four live mortars in Derry are appealing to people who may have seen two vehicles yesterday.The mortars were found in a van on the Letterkenny Road, Derry last night, Sunday 3 March.Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have noticed a white Citroen Berlingo Van, registration number 99D 88526 and a black Honda CBR motorcycle, registration number LIB 3341 in the area.Anyone with information on these vehicles is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.Read: MP condemns those who “want Derry to be a theatre for destruction”>
AN UNMANNED RUSSIAN spaceship carrying 2.5 tonnes of cargo may be unable to properly dock with the International Space Station after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy, Interfax said on Thursday.The news agency report cited a Russian space industry source as saying that the Progress cargo carrier may be impeded in its docking operation by the improperly protruding antenna.The antenna would create a space between the craft and the space station’s hermetic seals that would make opening of the station’s hatches too dangerous, the report said.“After the cargo carrier manually docks with the station, the unopened antenna could run up against the docking node,” the unnamed source told Interfax.“In that case, the docking process will be impossible to complete in a perfectly hermetically-sealed manner.”The source added that this would then require for the crew on board the ISS to perform a spacewalk during which the problem could be fixed.The Progress is taking up fresh fuel and oxygen supplies as well as equipment and water.Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said it would continue sending radio signals to the Progress trying to fix the problem throughout Thursday afternoon.The navigation antenna failed to deploy properly shortly after the Progress lifted off on top of a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur space station that Russia leases from Kazakhstan on Wednesday.The 14-year-old international space lab is currently manned by two American astronauts and a Canadian as well as three Russian cosmonauts.- © AFP, 2013Read: Men are from Mars: €1.9bn NASA Rover draws penis on red planetRead: NASA has watched the sun for three years…here’s what it has seenRead: Earth isn’t so special anymore – welcome to the ‘habitable zone’