first_imgKick-off at the RDS is at 2:40 Munster won by 21-10 to secure their first win of the new Pro 12 season.CJ Stander and Simon Zebo scored Munster’s tries at the Stadio Monigo, with Ian Keatley contirbuting 11 points from the boot. Meanwhile, Leinster’s first home game of the season will see the Scarlets travel to Dublin this afternoon.last_img

first_imgEto’o responding to Diouf’s assertions, suggested that the Senegalese might have had too much to drink when making those statements.“Even if my brother Diouf the last time, with an extra glass, got a little lost, there is no debate [about who is the best]”, he said.“None of them [Diouf or Drogba] can come and say that they were at my level or better. And it’s not the fact that I say it, it’s a fact, it’s something that is there. I wanted to be number one and I have been throughout my career.”Diouf was named African Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and was a big part of the Senegal side that reached the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals, beating holders France along the way.Eto’o won the award four times in his career and finished third twice while Drogba won it twice with four 2nd and three 3rd place finishes. Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o has reiterated his conviction that he is Africa’s greatest ever striker.Eto’o has insisted that two of the continent’s most renowned forwards; Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba and Senegal’s El Hadji Diouf could not hold a candle to him in his prime.Diouf had described himself as the most talented player Africa has ever seen.In a passionate statement, Diouf told a group of friends, including Cameroon legend Patrick Mboma, that he was, by far, better than Eto’o and Drogba.Diouf, who won the African Player of the Year award in 2001 and 2002, said that his two prizes, before both Eto’o or Drogba won their first, prove that he was the best player in Africa.“I mean what I’m saying. The most talented player in Africa is El-Hadji Diouf. The most talented African player is here in front of you. Go ask anyone and they’ll tell you,” he said in French.The video of Diouf making this claim was shared on social media and went viral.last_img read more

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY AT TANNADICE: NEIL Lennon declared himself “very happy” today after Celtic thumped Dundee United 4-0 here to book their place in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.The match had been evenly balanced until the 28th minute when United’s Robbie Neilson was sent off after barging Celt’s Georgios Samaras in the face with his elbow.Defender Neilson had already been booked for a dirty challenge on the big Greek, but his elbow offence produced a straight red card. After that Celtic produced a stunning second half agains the ten men of United.Joe Ledley fired home the 53rd-minute opener, Samaras headed in the second, while Anthony Stokes fired in the third after a great Ledley pass.Scott Brown hit home a late penalty as the Hoops rounded off what could have been a more tricky fixture.It was good to see Paddy McCourt back in the Celtic side. He came on with around ten minutes to go – always a crowd pleaser. Neil Lennon admitted afterwards that it had been a tough week for him after the death of his close friend Paul McBride, the Hoops lawyer.And it was other events off the pitch was causing the usual media frenzy – Rangers and their financial woes.Lennon revealed that he had cancelled his pre-match press conference as he accused elements of the media (and he is right in what he says) of trying to get Celtic to comment on their Ibrox rivals.“We decided not to hold a press conference this week because of all the nonsense going on elsewhere,” Lennon said in an interview with the BBC.“People accusing our club of trying to put people out of work at Rangers. It’s in the hands of our legal team and it’s probably best not to talk about it. “(We want to) get our heads down and we want to talk about football. A lot of media outlets will be disappointed because we won’t be speaking to them.“We’ll do our speaking through the club. I’m angry but I’ll deal with it in my own way.”Meanwhile Mr McBride, 47, an acclaimed courtroom lawyer, was found dead in his hotel room in Lahore last Sunday. A post mortem found there were no suspicious circumstances. He will be laid to rest at St Conval’s in Barrhead tomorrow.* Celtic will play either St Mirren or Hearts in the semi-final at Hampden on April 14th or 15th. © 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC EASE PAST DUNDEE UNITED IN THE CUP was last modified: March 11th, 2012 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC EASE PAST DUNDEE UNITED IN THE CUPlast_img read more

first_imgThe National House Building Council (NHBC) has appointed Carol Davies head of human resources.She joins NHBC from personal lines insurance firm BGL group, where she was associate director, group HR between June 2008 and December 2015.Prior to that, Davies held the role of senior HR business partner at Nationwide Building Society for a total of 26 years.last_img