O’Driscoll hearing date set

first_img Press Association Brian O’Driscoll’s citing hearing for stamping on Italy’s Simone Favaro will be heard in London on Wednesday morning, RBS 6 Nations organisers have confirmed. O’Driscoll was cited following the incident in Ireland’s 22-15 defeat in Rome on Saturday. The independent Six Nations disciplinary committee will be chaired by Robert Williams, along with Mike Hamlin and John Doubleday. center_img O’Driscoll was sent to the sin-bin for only the second time in his 14-year professional career in the first half of the match at the Stadio Olimpico. The 34-year-old lifted his right leg and brought it down on to the chest of Favaro, the Italy openside, who yelled out in pain and writhed around on the turf. The act was out of character for O’Driscoll, who has a fine disciplinary record, and was evidence of his frustration as Ireland slumped to a first Six Nations defeat by Italy. However, he was lucky to have escaped a red card for an incident that clouded what is thought to have been his 125th and final Test in a green shirt. The recommended suspension for a low end stamping offence is two weeks, the mid-range five weeks and top end nine weeks, up to a maximum of one year. While the offence was serious, O’Driscoll’s lack of previous disciplinary issues will count in his favour. It will be hoped by his province Leinster that he is available for the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final against Wasps on April 5 and for as much of their RaboDirect Pro 12 title push as possible. last_img read more

Short-armed Crume showing flashes of potential on defensive line

first_imgBy no means is Eric Crume small. His menacing 305-pound frame stands out right away.But according to the 6-foot junior defensive tackle, his teammates often jab at him for having short, “alligator-esque” arms. With 6-foot-4 Jay Bromley and 6-foot-5 John Raymon standing next to him on the line, the lighthearted teasing makes a little more sense.“Everybody says I have short limbs,” Crume said, “so I’m just trying to be a technician and use the power and the strength I have.”Power and strength aren’t issues at all, though. In fact, they’re Crume’s forte. His impressive physical build and improved technique make him an imposing threat for Syracuse. Working alongside Bromley the past three seasons has helped Crume overcome his short limbs.This year he’ll be counted on as a staple of Syracuse’s defensive line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s still good,” Bromley said. “He’s still as strong as an ox, so that helps him out.”Crume, who calls himself 6 feet, 1 inch despite the fact that his roster bio marks him at 6 feet and Bromley said he’s certainly no taller than that, only started playing football in high school. But once he started, Crume blazed through the competition in Detroit, earning recognition as a Division IV All-State selection.He lined up at defensive tackle, defensive end and offensive guard, leading Detroit Central High School to three league championships. Crume was only a two-star recruit out of high school, and defensive line coach Tim Daoust said Crume got onto the field during his freshman year out of necessity.Last season, as a sophomore, he saw time in 12 games. Everything started to click as Crume figured out how to use his semi-stocky build to his advantage.“If he stands up he’s still as tall as the shortest offensive lineman,” Bromley said. “He has great leverage.”Instead of lining up at pad level like most linemen, Crume starts out standing nearly straight up. He knives through offensive lines seamlessly and his physique doesn’t deter him from applying pressure on the quarterback.Crume has big shoes to fill with the departure of Deon Goggins, but Daoust believes he will do just fine.“Eric is a tough, hardworking kid,” Daoust said. “He fights for his position up there on the defensive line.”Crume said playing for Daoust gets him fired up. The feisty, intense Daoust loses his voice with regularity. If Daoust could strap on pads and play, Crume said the coach would do so in a heartbeat.“As a person you can get the best out of yourself,” Crume said, “but you need somebody to push you over the top.”Perhaps Crume can complement Bromley to form a lethal one-two punch and push the Syracuse defensive line over the top. The duo has played together for two-plus years now and often practices together when Daoust drills the D-line.When Crume warms up by reaching forward and grabbing a teammate’s shoulders with the opposite hand, Bromley is that teammate. When Crume pushes Orange mats forward in practice, he’s pushing them into Bromley’s gut. When he glides underneath the droopy trampoline in the end zone at practice, Bromley’s often by his side.“It makes it easier for me,” Crume said, “and hopefully I make it easier on him by producing.”Bromley cited Crume’s conditioning and pursuit of the ball as two of his strong suits. He also said Crume’s football IQ has gotten better every year and he’s now better at reading offenses.Though he teases Crume, Bromley has nothing but love for his teammate. Crume has gotten used to the jokes and will be counted on to produce against Penn State on Saturday and for the rest of the season.“It really doesn’t bother me,” Crume said, looking off into the distance. “I just tell them I get the job done, so it’s all fun and games.”That is, until he gets on the field. Comments Published on August 26, 2013 at 11:14 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Trojan duo named Players of the Week for women’s tennis, women’s water polo

first_imgSteven Kramer | Daily TrojanTwo Trojans took home Player of the Week honors this week due to their weekend performances. Junior Gabby Smith was recognized on the women’s tennis team, while senior driver Stephania Haralabidis won the award for women’s water polo.Smith was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second time in her career on Monday, after she helped USC top UC Santa Barbara in its season opener last Thursday. Smith dropped her doubles match to start the day, but she rebounded with a momentum-shifting 7-6 (5), 6-0 victory in singles play. Smith is currently riding a six-match unbeaten streak, including an undefeated weekend at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic earlier this month. During the tournament, Smith defeated Arizona’s No. 18-ranked Lauren Marker 6-0, 6-3. Smith and her doubles partner, senior Zoë Katz, are also currently ranked No. 18 in the nation.Haralabidis then earned MPSF Player of the Week honors on Tuesday. The senior tallied an incredible 17 goals in five games over the weekend, as USC stormed to a perfect 5-0 record at the UCSB Winter Invitational. Haralabidis scored in every single game of the tournament and also set a new career high with nine goals in the final game against hosts No. 9 UCSB — which also matched a single-game MPSF record. She has now scored on 202 occasions as a Trojan, eighth most in program history. Three more goals will push herup to No. 7.Both players will look to defend their titles this weekend. Smith and the women’s tennis team will head to Auburn, Ala. for the ITA Kickoff Weekend on Saturday, while Haralabidis and women’s water polo will make a trip to Riverside for the Cal Baptist Invitational, which also begins on Saturday.last_img read more

GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgBuaiteoirí Club 100 do SamhainJimmy Lennon, Cnoc a Stolaire. €400Adie O’Kane, Co Thír Eoghain. €250 Dan Ó Frighil, Luinnagh. €150Francie Mac Giolla Eanaigh, Bun an Inbhir. €100Micheal Ó Fearraigh, Cró na gCuigiú. €100AGM Béidh an AGM sa clubtheach ar a 5.00i.n, Dé Domhnaigh 11ú Nollaig.Peile na GaeltachtaMa tá tú sásta cuidiú le Peile na Gaeltachta cur scairt ar Kelly 086 7927522.Bord na nÓgGhradam na bliana 2011 sa chlubtheach De Sathairn an 3ú Nollaig ar 4.00i.n. GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: November 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: NÓTAÍ GHAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Set for Final Regular Season Road Trip

first_imgStory Links SIU Game Notes Drake Game Notes Missouri State rallied for an 85-79 win Feb. 1 in the first meeting of the longtime rivals this year. The Lady Bears snapped the Bulldogs’ league-record of 47-consecutive wins in MVC action. Missouri State’s comeback win put the all-time series to 43-42 in Drake’s favor. The series that started in 1983 is the closest for either program in league action. Sunday’s game will be senior day for the Lady Bears’ lone senior Danielle Gitzen who averages a team-leading 12.4 points and 3.2 assists per game. SIU Live Stats Missouri State Live Stats Missouri State ESPN+ center_img CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Drake University women’s basketball team has its final two away games of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season. Drake (21-5, 13-1 MVC) begins the trip Friday at SIU (13-12, 6-8 MVC) at 6 p.m. before it visits Missouri State (17-8, 13-1 MVC) Sunday at 2 p.m. Both games will be on ESPN+. SIU ESPN+ The Bulldogs defeated the Salukis 94-66 at the Knapp Center earlier this season for the 60th win in the all-time series that started in 1979. SIU’s tandem of Nicole Martin and Mackenzie Silvey rank No. 6 and No. 7 in scoring at 14.6 and 14.5 points per game. SIU has won three out of its past four games with its lone defeat a two-point loss to Illinois State Feb. 17. Drake is coming off a 2-0 homestand with blowout wins over Evansville and Indiana State. The Bulldogs limited the Purple Aces to just three third-quarter points (program record for an opponent in a quarter) and just 13 after halftime as they scored just 39 points. It is the lowest points total by an opponent this season. Against the Sycamores, Drake scored its most points against an MVC opponent this season with 96. Four Bulldogs, led by Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) poured in 33 points while Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) posted her 11th double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, scored double figures. On Monday, Hittner earned her third MVC Player of the Week honor this year. Following its final road trip, Drake hosts Illinois State March 7 at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs’ second-to-last home game will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more