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Ameen admits 'corrections'

Published 19/01/2012 | 05:00

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Mystery man Mustafa Ameen has admitted he did get involved with the scorecards during Amir Khan's controversial defeat by Lamont Peterson on December 10, but claims he was simply helping to correct mistakes.

Ameen -- who denies any wrongdoing -- admitted yesterday he did get involved with WBA supervisor Michael Welsh in Washington DC.

"I noticed one error and a subsequent error. I assisted him in correcting it without touching anything," he revealed.

SCHOOLS RUGBY

ARDScoil Ris advanced in the Munster Schools Senior Cup with a hard-earned 13-6 victory over Midleton College at the Towns Park.

An upset looked on the cards with the sides tied 6-6 and Midleton dominating, but Ardscoil Ris steadied the ship and in injury-time their centre Robbie Deegan cut through to touch down under the posts.

Robbie Burke converted to set up a meeting with CBC in the next round.

Midleton College -- B Mitchell; O Brennan, B Moore, N Hodson, C Simpson; R Hurley, A Simonin; M Twomey, R Steele, T Turkington; A Pennington, Adam Colton; Andrew Colton ( L Deane 68), G Chambers (S England 45), S O'Sullivan.

Ard Scoil Ris: --R McKenna; C Mulqueen, R Deegan, D Kelly, E O'Callaghan; R Burke, J Murray; T Cusack (L Guinane 62), D O'Shea, L McMahon (P Obande 40); P Kearns, C Irwin (F Bradshaw-Ryan 68); C Glynn, D O'Halloran, C Power.

Ref -- C Harrington (MAR).

HOCKEY

EXPERIENCED Glenanne defender Joe Brennan is out of contention for a place in Ireland's bid for Olympic qualification, writes David Medcalf.

Brennan's wounded knee means that he will not be in the squad for the qualifier in Belfield during March.

He attended the national indoor championships last weekend with his leg clamped in an elaborate brace after surgery.

He has confirmed that that the problem will put him out of action for at least two months.

Finding a replacement for the centre-half with the long reach is one of the priorities for national coach Paul Revington at warm-weather training in Spain.

His options will include Lisnagarvey stalwart Johnny Bell and Monkstown defender David Cole.

SNOOKER

WORLD No1 Mark Selby held off a determined fightback from Stephen Lee to reach the quarter-finals of the BGC Masters.

Selby led 5-1 in the best-of-11-frames contest but he was reined in by his fellow Englishman, who came back to 5-4.

However, the 37-year-old's revival stalled, as a break of 71 secured victory for Selby (28).

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