Monday 22 January 2018

Sport in brief: Red-hot Reilly helps Cavan sink Wexford

Photo: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE
Photo: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE

Gaelic games

Cavan cruised to a comfortable 12-point win over Wexford (1-18 to 1-6) in the Leinster JFC quarter-final at Pairc Ui Siochain, Gorey last night.

Cavan dominated from the start as corner-forwards Paul O'Connor and Enda Reilly kicked over points.

Wexford scored their opening point from David Dunne after eight minutes, but Cavan led 0-12 to 0-3 at the interval.

Points from Paul O'Connor, Enda Hession and Reilly gave Cavan a further boost, before Reilly struck the opening goal.

And Michael Regan's goal for Wexford three minutes from the end came too late.

Scorers – Cavan: E Reilly 1-5, P O'Connor 0-6, C Caffery 0-2, E Hession, T Moore, D Wright, S Gaffney, P Smith 0-1 each. Wexford: M O'Regan 1-2, D Dunne 0-2, C Kehoe, R Nolan 0-1 each.

Cavan – J Farrelly; F Reilly, D Wright, J Morris; P Smith, B Doyle, C Moynagh; T Mooney, L Buchanan; P Tinnelly, S Gaffney, E Fitzsimons; P O'Connor, T Moore, E Reilly. Subs: E Hession for Smith, C Conroy for Fitzsimons, F Smith for Moynagh (BC), C Caffery for Gaffney, N Clerkin for O'Connor, J Divney for Mooney.

Wexford – S O'Hanlon; S Donohoe, J Barron, K Daye; E Nolan, J Wadding, D Dunne; S Murphy, C Kehoe; N Harney, C Kehoe, J Tubritt; P Conway, M O'Regan, P Breen. Subs: T Rossier for Breen; B Berney for Harney, R Nolan for Conway, M Crowdle for Wadding (BC), C Swaine for O'Hanlon.

Referee – K Kelly (Carlow).

 

Boxing

Former EU champion David Oliver Joyce brought Ireland's losing streak to a whirlwind halt against Donato Cosenza at the Chemistry Cup in Germany.

The Italian fighter was retired on his stool by his corner at the end of the first after Joyce blasted through the opening round in Halle.

Up to that point, Ireland's Hugh Myers, Chris Phelan, Kurt Walker, Michael O'Reilly, Gary Sweeney and Dean Gardiner lost six quarter-finals in a row.

Gardiner was shaded on a split decision by England's Joe Joyce and O'Reilly was the victim of a debatable decision against Anthony Fowler, also of England.

Joe Ward and Stephen Donnelly also won their quarter-finals against Russia and England. Joyce, Ward and Donnelly will be in semi-final action tonight.

 

Motorsport

Two Formula One world champions have become the latest to criticise Lewis Hamilton with regards to his attitude and comments throughout the course of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.

Hamilton refused to acknowledge Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on the podium following the latter's victory on Sunday.

Mercedes non-executive chairman and three-time champion Niki Lauda chastised Hamilton after the race, suggesting that ignoring Rosberg was "not good" and reflected badly on the Mercedes brand.

Now John Surtees and Mika Hakkinen have waded into the debate and agree with Lauda that Hamilton's behaviour was unbecoming.

Irish Independent

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