Disappointment for Irish boxer at World Championships

first_imgKilkenny’s Claire Grace has withdrawn from the A-I-B-A Women’s World Championships in South Korea.The Callan boxer suffered a bad cut over her left eye in her last-32 win over Cristina Stanca on Monday, and team staff opted to withdraw her on safety concernsTurkey’s Guluzar Kara gets a walkover to the quarter finals as a result.last_img

Konadu has reliable options for the absent players: Gargo

first_imgFormer Ghana player Mohammed Gargo has indicated that under pressure caretaker coach Maxwell Konadu has reliable options available to slot in for the absent players.Coach Konadu has been put in a tight corner ahead of Ghana’s AFCON qualifiers against Uganda and Togo this month after it was confirmed Kwadwo Asamoah will sit out the tie due to a knee injury.Juventus announced on Wednesday that Kwadwo Asamoah had aggravated his knee injury and will require 15 days of rest to fully recover.Already, Jordan Ayew is ineligible to play due to a card-related suspension and captain Asamoah Gyan remains a huge doubt. “This opens the door to players like Mubarak Wakaso and talking about the Kwadwo Asamoah issue is another blow but this is a chance to see how good Christian Atsu can take the place,” he told Joy sports“I will prefer to bring Mubarak Wakaso back to the left side of the pitch, take Atsu up and bring Agyemang Badu in midfield.“And I will want to see Waris and Dede Ayew play upfront.”Coach Maxwell Konadu is yet to release his squad for the two games involving Uganda and Togo this monthlast_img read more

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Friday, July 7

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Darren Lewis for the best bits of Friday’s Sports Bar show.The discuss whether it is amateur hour for whoever doesn’t sign Romelu Lukaku, the detrimental domino effect this could have on Chelsea and Antonio Conte and whether the Belgian is actually world class.Plus, Catch Cundy gets a makeover as new feature ‘Go Fact Yourself’ and there’s another special appearances from Taylor, the Sports Bar’s resident poet!Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img read more