Football managers were given food for thought following Jimmy Hyland's succession of scores in Kildare's O'Byrne Cup win over Carlow. Cian O'Neill's side took care of Carlow by 0-16 to 1-6 in one of the few O'Byrne Cup games that survived Storm Deirdre on Saturday. It added a new dimension to the discussion around the experimental rule which many presumed would chiefly benefit tall, powerful forwards. The O'Byrne Cup games involving Wicklow/Louth, Westmeath/Offaly and Wexford/Laois were all postponed. Carlow piled on the second-half scores and Kavanagh finished with 1-10 to his credit.
December 16, 2018 21:33 UTC
Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, beating Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton into second place, with England captain Harry Kane third. He becomes the fifth cyclist to win the award – the fourth in the last decade – and the fifth athlete from Wales. In a break with BBC tradition, the nominees for the main SPOTY award were not revealed until the start of the programme, which was broadcast live from Birmingham’s World Resorts Arena on BBC One. But, in another change to the format, the BBC will not be revealing the total votes for each candidate. Geraint Thomas, the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year!
December 16, 2018 21:26 UTC
The Paris prosecutor's office announced the new death toll on Sunday and confirmed the person had died from their wounds. "He fired on a team of public security officers who fought back," a police source told French news agency AFP. (Image: AFP/Getty Images)(Image: AFP/Getty Images)Chekatt was armed with a pistol and a knife, the source added. In 2016 a truck was driven into Bastille Day crowds in Nice, killing 86 people and leaving hundreds injured. Twelve people were killed and 48 were injured when a man drove a truck into crowds at a Christmas market in Berlin in 2016.
December 16, 2018 21:16 UTC
No details about the identity or age of the man have been released, but police confirmed they were called just before 2pm today. Paramedics and the air ambulance were also called to the scene in Turin Street but despite best efforts, the man was pronounced dead. The road has been sealed off with police tape and tonight forensic officers were seen combing the area and taking photographs. (Image: East Anglia News Service)(Image: East Anglia News Service)They should quote reference CAD 189 of 16 December. Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org .
December 16, 2018 21:11 UTC
Thomas thanked his family, but revealed inspiring others has given him as much joy as capturing the Yellow Jersey. Cycling is a massive team sport, which people find surprising. "All the British athletes, I take great pride in representing Great Britain, and Wales, abroad. "Huge credit to the players, they played with great pride, great style and I think people really appreciated how they conducted themselves and represented their country." (Image: Getty Images AsiaPac)(Image: Getty Images)(Image: Mike Marsland/WireImage)The England netball team won the Team of the Year award, whilst Francesco Molinari won World Sport Star of the Year.
December 16, 2018 21:03 UTC
Gardaí are looking for the public's help in locating a 27-year-old man from Dublin. Brian Wallace has been missing from North Circular Road since this morning, December 16. Brian was seen at on North Circular Road at approximately 8.30am this morning, wearing navy trousers and a wine jacket with a hood. He has access to a white ford focus car with a partial registration number of 132 KK. Brian's family are concerned for his well being and if anyone has information or can assist in locating Brian, they are asked to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600, the garda confidential line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.
December 16, 2018 21:00 UTC
Update 10.07pm: Brian Wallace has been located safe and well tonight. Earlier: Gardaí seek help locating missing 27-year-old man from DublinGardaí are looking for the public's help in locating a 27-year-old man from Dublin. Brian Wallace has been missing from North Circular Road since this morning, December 16. Brian was seen at on North Circular Road at approximately 8.30am this morning, wearing navy trousers and a wine jacket with a hood. Brian's family are concerned for his well being and if anyone has information or can assist in locating Brian, they are asked to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600, the garda confidential line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.
December 16, 2018 21:00 UTC
Two second-half goals from sub Xherdan Shaqiri sealed the win for Liverpool, which took them back above Manchester City at the top of the table. (Image: Clive Brunskill)And under-fire Mourinho, whose position is once again under threat, blamed the injured players he inherited from former bosses David Moyes and Louis van Gaal for United's current inability to compete with the likes of Liverpool and City. “If you look to the stats with Mr Van Gaal and David, we had players that are permanently injured and, when you’re permanently injured, physicality is difficult to get. Robertson, Mane, Salah, Wijnaldum, Keita, Fabinho, they are physical players and on top of that they are good technically. Jubilant Liverpool boss Klopp said: “It was a brilliant start, one of the best performances we’ve had since I've been at Liverpool.
December 16, 2018 21:00 UTC
Tracey Neville's team defeated huge favourites Australia to win Commonwealth Games gold in Gold Coast in April. Their 52-51 win saw them stun the hosts on the siren to become the first team other than Australia or New Zealand to win the event. Their remarkable run also saw them climb to second in the world rankings, and they have now been recognised with the Team of the Year gong to cap off an unforgettable year. (Image: Getty)Many expected the England football team to win the prize after their dramatic journey to the World Cup semi-finals, but the victorious Netball team got the nod from organisers. England women's cricket team won the Team of the Year award last time out, whilst the women's rugby union squad were given the accolade in 2014.
December 16, 2018 20:54 UTC
Eight people have been injured during an attack at a repossessed house in Co Roscommon. Eight people have been injured during an attack at a repossessed house in Co Roscommon. Probe after eight injured in attack at repossessed houseFour vehicles were burned out and a dog killed. The attack took place early on Sunday at a house and farm in Falsk near Strokestown. “A number of vehicles were set on fire and a dog was also seriously injured and had to be put down as a result.”Press Association
December 16, 2018 20:48 UTC
Hamilton, dressed in a jazzy sparkling jacket, was speaking on stage after being announced as one of the six finalists for the award. But fans noticed a rogue reference in his words, as he claimed that he had grown up in the slums. “I have got my family with me, my mum, my dad, my brother and his girlfriend, my uncle Terry. One said: "Did Lewis Hamilton really say on live TV that he came from the "slums". Another added: "I should think the people of Stevenage and Lewis Hamilton's family are really chuffed to hear that he managed to make it to motorsport from 'the slums'..."
December 16, 2018 20:43 UTC
Molinari received the award at the Sports Personality of the Year 2018 ceremony in Birmingham after wining out over Simone Biles, Ester Ledecka and Oleksandr Usyk to win the prize. The 36-year-old also won at Wentworth in the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship. It was enough to secure him the European Tour's Race to Dubai title, ahead of Ryder Cup partner Tommy Fleetwood. (Image: AFP/Getty)All of the above allowed Molinari to win the European Tour's Golfer of the Year 2018. "Winning at Wentworth, in one of our biggest events, gave me a lot of confidence for the summer," Molinari said.
December 16, 2018 20:37 UTC
But fans were unimpressed - given England bowed out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage. It was boss and all but 6 months later and we’ve got Baddiel & Skinner performing live on #SPOTY - laughing stock of the world." "Firstly Tyson Fury doesn't make the shortlist and now I've just come back in the room to find Baddiel and Skinner singing Three Lions live. "Maybe I'm mistaken but I don't remember England winning the World Cup." Baddiel and Skinner presented Southgate with his award, with Skinner joking: "Thanks for the royalties!"
December 16, 2018 20:26 UTC
The new mother has been struggling with her role as parent to baby Cherry, who she named after the baby's great-grandmother, Alfie Moon's nana. Alfie and Hayley had a moment together when they were in Spain, after Kat and Alfie temporarily split over a terrible accident which befell their child, Tommy. (Image: BBC / Kieron McCarron)He and Kat have been getting close again, but Kat has no idea about the baby. However she has no idea what is about to happen, as the truth about Alfie and Hayley is soon to be exposed. But when will Hayley and Alfie's lies bubble up to the surface, and what will the Slater clan say as the baby's dad is exposed?
December 16, 2018 20:22 UTC
A difficult season for the Old Trafford giants continued on Sunday as they deservedly lost to the leaders in a one-sided encounter at Anfield. Asked if he was confident of making up that margin, Mourinho said: “Yes, I think (we can). Too many players underperformed at Anfield, yet the United manager took the unusual step of shouldering the blame. “I don’t think a football team is just a squad – it’s much more than the squad,” Mourinho said. “I am really, really happy with the players that I had on the pitch, with their attitude, with their effort.
December 16, 2018 20:15 UTC