Wednesday 22 November 2017

DCU pay penalty as Langtry strikes late

UCD edged out DCU on penalties after Mark Langtry equalised five minutes from time in their Irish Universities Collingwood Cup first-round tie.

The dramatic penalty shoot-out that finally settled this enthralling cup tie went the Belfield side's way 6-5 after both sides had taken 10 spot-kicks.

DCU had looked home and dry after leading through a fine Mark Logan goal on 35 minutes. Philip Kavanagh set up the chance with an excellent cross from the left, John Mulroy touched it on and the alert Logan beat goalkeeper Mark McGinley with a clinical finish.

Elsewhere, two goals apiece from Craig Mooney in the first half and Jamie Airey after the break gave NUI Maynooth a comfortable 4-0 win over Queen's University.

Royal College of Surgeons caused something of a shock by knocking out Dublin University (1-0) in their first-round tie.

The Surgeons frustrated Trinity for most of the game and went ahead on the hour when substitute Eoghan Farrell netted from a Stephen Dredge header at the back post.

Meanwhile, Huddersfield have confirmed the appointment of Simon Grayson as their manager on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The 42-year-old was dismissed as Leeds boss on February 1 but has made a quick return, replacing Lee Clark at the helm of the League One club following his sacking last week.


KEN EGAN and Con Sheehan will lose out on a shot at a $500,000 prize fund if David Oliver Joyce's Istanbul beat the Beijing Dragons in China tomorrow.

Egan's and Sheehan's Leipzig Leopards are two points ahead of Istanbul and are lying in fourth spot in Group B in the World Series of Boxing (WSB).

But if the Turks put the bottom-of-the-table Dragons to the sword then they will qualify for the WSB quarter-final play-offs at the expense of the Leopards.

Meanwhile, John Joe Nevin's Paris United face Beijing tonight. Nevin helped United claim the inaugural WSB title last year. The Parisians qualified for the play-offs with a 4-1 win over the Leopards last Friday and will clash with Willie McLaughlin's Milano Thunder in the quarter-finals next month.

Carl Froch, the former WBC super-middleweight champion, has become the latest British fighter to become embroiled in controversy after admitting yesterday that he had deliberately eased up in a fight to enable his friends and family to win bets.

Froch faces a disciplinary hearing at the British Boxing Board of Control over his revelations, made in an interview at the weekend. He later insisted that it had been a "throwaway comment". Froch could be suspended if he is found guilty of rule-breaking.

The 34-year-old said that he spared Ruben Groenewald from a knockout for one round in his Commonwealth title defence in 2005 so that his "brothers and friends" could profit from a fifth-round victory.

Irish Independent

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