Saturday, January 15, 2022

Digital Desk Staff


A last-gasp try from Hosea Saumaki earned Leicester a one-point win over Connacht in the Heineken Champions Cup.

Connacht led at one stage by 28 points to 10, but the visitors finished strongly to clinch a narrow 29-28 victory.

Andy Friend says it was a disappointing result.

The result leaves Connacht fourth in Pool B – with one match left to play against Stade Francais next weekend.

The top eight will progress to the last-16.

Bundee Aki has apologised for his reaction towards the match referee at the end of Connacht’s loss to Leicester in the Heineken Champions Cup.

The westerners led by 18 points at one stage, but lost out by 29-28.

Aki confronted Mathieu Raynal after the full-time whistle, following Leicester’s late match-winning try.

The Irish international says he will reflect on his actions.


A late equaliser from debutant Philippe Coutinho helped Aston Villa earn a 2-2 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League.

The Brazilian netted in the 82nd minute as Villa came from 2-0 down to salvage a point.

Manchester City are now 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Kevin De Bruyne’s second half goal helped Pep Guardiola’s side to a 1-0 win over Chelsea.

It’s City’s 12th league win in a row.

Adam Idah’s first Premier League goal helped Norwich to their first Premier League win in almost two months.

They beat Everton 2-1 – heaping more pressure on Toffees boss Rafa Benitez.

Elsewhere, Wolves were 3-1 winners over Southampton at Molineux.

Joao Pedro’s late equaliser earned Watford a 1-1 draw with Newcastle at St James’ Park.


All-Ireland football champions Tyrone suffered their second successive defeat of the new season this afternoon.

They lost out to Armagh by 2-15 to 1-15 at Healy Park in the Doctor McKenna Cup.

Donegal beat Antrim by 0-15 to 1-9, while Derry were 0-17 to 1-10 winners over Fermanagh.

The semi-finals will see Armagh play Monaghan, while Donegal will go up against Derry.

Laois and Kildare will meet in the semi-finals of the O’Byrne Cup.

Billy Sheehan’s Laois beat Wicklow by 2-14 to 1-11 to progress.

Dublin are through to the final after a 0-16 to 0-5 win over Longford.

Offaly beat Louth by 0-15 to 2-6 while Meath were 1-15 to 1-10 winners over Wicklow.

The Clare hurlers got their new season off to a winning start earlier.

They progressed to the Munster Hurling Cup final with a 2-24 to 1-22 win over Waterford.

Limerick and Kerry play in the other semi-final tomorrow.


Court papers show Australian government ministers think Novak Djokovic’s presence in the country will increase anti-Covid vaccination sentiment.

The world tennis number one, who’s due to begin defending his Australian Open title on Monday, is back in detention after having his visa revoked for a second time.

An appeal hearing has been scheduled for 10.30 Irish time tonight.


Seamus Power is in a tie for fifth heading into tonight’s third round at the Hawaiian Open.

He’s on nine-under – six shots behind leader Russell Henley.

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