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Rugby Statistics: The role of Ireland’s kicking in the Six Nations

first_imgBeing turned over: France concede a penalty against ScotlandIreland’s tactics play to the strength of their available players, the conditions and crucially the way the game is officiated. It is a style that has looked to negate potential issues in the scrum, speed of ball returned from the breakdown and how the offside line is patrolled. If tries are the worry, then Ireland average 2.8 a game over the previous 10 Tests – compared to 2.3 from Wales, 2.2 England, 2.1 Scotland, 1.5 France and 1.3 Italy. That doesn’t account for factors such as strength of opposition or venue, but then again there has been little in the way of that mitigation, when Ireland’s play has been criticised.There can be a tendency to assess teams and players by results instead of performances. Along similar lines, the decision to kick for a lineout or posts is often judged by the outcome, with the quality of the thought process for the call and subsequent execution, ignored. If there is now a requirement that a win must also be achieved in an attractive manner, will allowances be made for a losing team that has played the ‘right’ way? That is unlikely and indeed the opinion would probably be that the beaten squad were lacking smarts. The debate should perhaps centre on why territory is now more valuable than possession and what can be done to alter that (if desired) rather than complaints about how Ireland have made the best of the situation. After Ireland’s 19-9 win over England, Stuart Lancaster made reference to the amount of Irish kicking in the match saying: “I think 44 kicks in open play tells a story. But it’s effective.” When Ireland beat Wales 26-3 in 2014, Warren Gatland remarked that he couldn’t remember any occasions when the victors moved the ball through the backline and that they “kicked the leather off it”.It isn’t uncommon for a losing coach to highlight a perceived lack of adventure in a winning team’s tactics, with kicking the regular complaint. The inference perhaps being that the opponent has won ‘ugly’ and forsaken a desire to entertain. But those are specific rugby statistics. What story does the number of kicks in isolation really tell?Against England, Ireland kicked the ball 38 times with that original figure of 44 recalculated by Opta. Going back to the 2009 season of the Six Nations – a sample of 99 matches, it can be seen below that a total of 38 kicks is the 21st highest in that period and the same number that England recorded against Wales last year.Ireland have kicked more than their opponent in 19 consecutive matches in all competitions, with an average of 14 more in their previous three games. However, they also tend to pass and run more than their opposition too, an element of the story that has received less attention.Taking that recent third round win over England as an example, Joe Schmidt’s team made 135 carries to England’s 124 and 156 passes to 120. If use of the ball is split into those three actions, then Ireland kicked 11.6%, ran 41% and passed 47.4% in contrast to 8.6%, 46.4% and 44.9% respectively by England.Below is a look at the average number of runs, kicks and passes made by each team per match in the current Six Nations tournament, as recorded by Opta and then the average split of how the ball has been used.Criticism of Ireland’s tactics has usually revolved around a view that they place too much emphasis on the kicking game. Allowing for the small sample of just three matches in 2015, it can be seen that they really aren’t that different to Wales or England though when it comes to how often they opt to run, kick and pass. Here is a view on how an average Ireland performance in this year’s Six Nations compares with the competition average for all teams, over the previous seven years.In 2009 and 2010, teams gained an average of 4.2 metres per carry and kicked the ball around 33 times a match. Both of those figures have declined in the five subsequent seasons with an average of 3.3m a run and 24.5 kicks a game from 2010.It can be seen that Ireland are only making 2.3m per run this year, which is on course for the lowest average gain of all teams since 2009. It is worth noting that Ireland have traditionally been below this average every year in this period (except 2012) and that the average itself has dropped in 2015, to 3.04m.Only Italy in 2013 (122.2 carries a game) and England last year (129.8) have averaged more than 120 runs per match in this sample of matches. In that context, Ireland’s figure of 128.6 runs per game doesn’t really reflect a side that has ‘no running rugby’ – an accusation levelled at them recently. It is more the case that their kicking has proved more effective than their attacks with ball in hand.In five of the previous six seasons, the winner of the Six Nations also had the lowest penalty count. Last year that was Ireland with 7.2 and again in this campaign they are the best disciplined side with 8.6 conceded a match – with the next sides, England and France having 9.6.A desire to keep errors, be they penalties or turnovers, to a minimum would also be a factor for the low rate of Irish offloads. France are averaging 16 offloads a match this year but also 16 turnovers conceded. For Ireland it is 4 offloads a game and just 8.6 turnovers. Kicking the habit: Jonathan Sexton kicks against England LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Former antique trader ordained to priesthood in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsFormer antique trader ordained to priesthood in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – July 24, 2014 1544 Advertisement Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSBishop Brendan LeahyFr David CasesylimerickLimerick DioceseSt John’s Cathedral WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleThe Way of the Fight 2.0Next article#newmusic CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’ Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Fr David Casey with Bishop Brendan Leahy during the ordination ceremony in St John’s Cathedral on SaturdayFIFTY six-year-old Limerick city native David Casey, the only priest ordained in the Limerick Diocese this year, is looking at his ministry and the challenges facing the Church as an opportunity for a “new beginning”.Fr Casey was ordained by Bishop Brendan Leahy at St John’s Cathedral last Saturday to fulfil a call he got as a child but put to one side until he felt the time was right. Son of the late Noel and Teresa Casey from O’Connell Avenue, he said he regards his ordination at the age of 56 as more of a “slow response” than a late vocation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I did feel this call as a young man but I put it aside. I had a friend who gave the homily at my first Mass and he spoke about the Pre-Vatican II approach to priesthood when ordination was seen as an ‘arrival’ but it is now looked at as more of a launch, an entry into a ministry of service,” Fr David commented.“There is a great sense of fulfilment, having put it off for so long and then having answered the question. This is the way for me,” he added.One of six children, four brothers and one sister, David worked in real estate and in the antique trade before planting the seeds of his future priesthood back in the 1990s when he studied Philosophy and Theology and did a Masters in Spirituality at the Milltown Institute; graduating with his Masters in 1997.He responded to ‘the call’ over four years ago when he began his studies for the priesthood at The Pontifical Beda College in Rome, which was founded in 1852 to form older men and often convert clergymen for Catholic priesthood.Fr David says he fully appreciates the challenges facing the Church but that they present an opportunity to build again.“I am definitely making a new beginning, coming into ministry at this hour of my life.  It is also a time of new and much needed beginning for the Church and we are seeing the seeds of that being sown,” he said.last_img read more

Dominica embarks on fisheries and aquaculture policy

first_imgLocalNews Dominica embarks on fisheries and aquaculture policy by: – April 30, 2012 Tweet Share 129 Views   no discussions Photo credit: fisheries.noThe Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Physical Planning and Fisheries is embarking on a project to formulate a fisheries and aquaculture policy for fisheries management and development in the Commonwealth of Dominica. This seven month project (April to October 2012) is sponsored by the European Union under a programme called Strengthening Fisheries Management in African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries (ACP FISH 11),. The Consulting firm is SOFRECO.Currently, the management and governance of the Fisheries Sector is without the guidance of any clear documented policy framework through which actions and decisions taken within the sector are based and influenced. As such, the route to achieving sustainable economic benefits, security of livelihoods, food security and marine resources utilisation and conservation is often unclearly and undefined. There is the need to clearly define the policy direction for fisheries conservation, management and development, poverty alleviation, food security, employment creation and security and a commitment to good governance.The Fisheries Division is directly responsible for coordination, implementation and provision of technical guidance to this project. Regional bodies (CRFM and OECS) will provide additional technical support and review the resulting draft policy document.Under the project, a Technical Team comprising Fisheries and Maritime experts, Policy makers, Fishers and other critical stakeholders have been formulated to provide technical support to the consultant and review of the policy document.As part of the consultant’s terms of reference (TOR) there are three key components for getting as much information and consultation from a broad spectrum of persons at all levels.These components are;– Technical Committee meetings– Fisheries stakeholders meetings, and– Fishers consultationsThe support of key stakeholders like the National Association of Fisherfolk Cooperatives (NAFCOOP) is crucial to the success of the end result. To accomplish this task, two Technical Committee meetings have been held and key Stakeholders have been interviewed with a view to getting their input. The support of the NAFCOOP has been very proactive and helpful. Consultations have been arranged for the following places and times with fishers.– Roseau community consultation – April 30, 5:00 pm– Portsmouth community consultation – May 2, 4:00pm, and– Marigot community consultation – May 4, 5:pm Consultant Dr. Joanna Clare Gascoigne a Fisheries Specialist in Marine Conservation Biology will be in Dominica until May 7, 2012 for the first round of discussions and meeting with stakeholders, fishers and others. The project is expected to come to a close by August 20, 2012. Press Releasecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Syracuse commits fewer errors than Louisville in 5-set victory

first_img Published on October 9, 2016 at 7:50 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Tied up at 23-23 near the end of the second set, Syracuse called a timeout. The girls huddled up, some sitting and some standing. All were looking at head coach Leonid Yelin as he gestured with his hands. When the one-minute, 15-second timeout was over, seven of the girls took the court opposite Louisville. They wouldn’t be on the court much longer.Louisville came off the timeout with Melanie McHenry serving. The thud of the ball hitting the ground as she dribbled it echoed around the gym. She placed the ball in her hand, her other hand raised above her head. She threw it up and hit it straight into the net. Syracuse got the point for the service error. One more point and SU would go into the locker room tied in sets at 1-1.That point came in the form of an attack error by Louisville’s Morgan Miller. Syracuse’s Mackenzie Weaver hit the ball over the net. In an attempt to save it, Miller hit the ball out of bounds and the Orange won the set.“There were a lot of errors from both sides,” Yelin said. “If somebody would have a little bit less then it would be an absolutely different outcome.”The two teams combined for 75 points on each other’s errors. In the five-set match, each frame finished with SU and UofL within five points of each other. Syracuse topped Louisville, 3-2, on Sunday at the Women’s Building.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (4-12, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) had 31 errors total, including 22 attack errors, eight service errors and one blocking error. Louisville (6-10, 1-5) had 46 total errors consisting of 37 attack errors, eight service errors and one blocking error. The Orange picked up its second win all-time against Louisville and second in two seasons.“As a team, we worked really hard today to play for each other,” Weaver said.Syracuse won the second, third and fifth sets, 25-23, 25-20 and 15-10, respectively. The Orange’s cleanest set was its second. Louisville committed 12 errors to SU’s seven. On Syracuse’s 11th point of the set, Jalissa Trotter chased a ball to a boundary line. As it started moving toward the bleachers, she reached her arm back but not enough to get the ball.It landed out of bounds.One of Louisville’s most impactful errors came midway through the fifth set. Syracuse was up by one, 8-7, when Louisville’s Tess Clark hit the ball out of bounds. The attack error gave Syracuse a two-point lead over Louisville and helped spark its momentum.Immediately after, Weaver served. She threw the ball up and hit it straight onto Louisville’s side. McHenry juggled the ball before it hit the ground. Weaver was awarded the ace, putting the Orange ahead three points and only five points away from the win.Two service errors, two attack errors and a Leah Levert kill later, Syracuse came out with a 15-10 fifth-set win.While Syracuse had fewer errors than Louisville, it had a number of plays with bad coverage. Louisville scored many of its kills on plays when SU failed to cover enough ground. UofL’s errors bailed out the Orange’s defensive mistakes, however.“We have to build (off) every game we have,” Yelin said. “Off every position, off everything good that happens.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tipp may appeal ruling on Callanan’s red card

first_imgAt a hearing last night in Croke Park their appeal was rejected. Callanan was sent off just two minutes into the second half  of the game when he received a straight red card after he was reported to have struck Offaly full back Dermot Shortt.Holycross native Barrett received two yellow cards and signed an application for a hearing in the hope of getting his first yellow card rescinded- claiming it wasn’t warranted.The Tipperary County Board has not ruled out taking the Central Hearings Committee ruling on Seamus Callanan’s red card further. Tipp Officials can refuse to accept the penalty and take it further to the Appeals Committee.They say it is unlikely Barrett’s yellow will be taken further but they have three days to decide on whether or not they’ll pursue the decision on Callanan’s straight red card.With the CHC upholding Callanan’s red card it means he will miss the semi-final against Waterford on April 19th through suspension. Holycross native Barrett will be able to play, although if there’s a repeat sending off for two yellow cards he will miss a game. County Secretary Tim Floyd says they will use the three days to determine the best course of action to take. The Central Hearings Committee says the evidence in the appeals of Seamus Callanan’s red card and Cathal Barrett’s first yellow was “not sufficiently compelling to rebut the referee’s report”.It follows an appeal put forward by officials to the Central Hearings Committee at GAA HQ yesterday evening.Both players were sent off in the National Hurling League quarter-final last weekend against Offaly and an appeal of the disciplinary action taken by referee John Keenan was lodged by the Tipperary County Board.last_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: Tyler Lockett, Robert Woods, Emmanuel Sanders more WRs among key Week 12 active/inactives

first_imgThe Week 12 fantasy WR rankings are filled with question marks due to injuries, including Tyler Lockett, Robert Woods, Emmanuel Sanders, Julio Jones, Phillip Dorsett, Mohamed Sanu, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, Deebo Samuel, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Sterling Shepard, and Deebo Samuel. All of those injuries have further sleeper implications, especially in a few favorable matchups. We have the latest injury updates below to help with your Week 12 start ’em, sit ’em decisions.For the latest news on banged-up TEs Evan Engram, George Kittle, Delanie Walker, and David Njoku, click here; for news on ailing RBs, such as James Conner, Jordan Howard, Devonta Freeman, and more, click here. Follow us for more news and updates on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerTyler Lockett injury updateLockett, who’s now being listed with a shin injury, was officially limited in Seattle’s Wednesday practice. Lockett’s status was in doubt after he sustained an injury that kept him two days in a San Francisco hospital in Week 10 before the Seahawks’ bye.Seattle’s passing offense gets a great matchup against the Eagles’ brutal secondary in Week 12, so if Lockett is back, he’s locked in as a strong WR1 play. DK Metcalf should start in fantasy leagues, too, while Josh Gordon only has some upside worth playing if Lockett is out.MORE WEEK 12:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSWill Robert Woods play Week 12?After Woods was a late scratch Sunday night due to personal reasons, he’s yet to return to the Rams. His status for Week 12 is uncertain, while the Rams look to be getting Brandin Cooks back from concussion.(Update: Multiple reports indicate Woods has returned to the Rams and will practice Thursday.)Josh Reynolds would start in three-wide sets if Woods missed out again, but with the way this offense is going, the only WR you can feel good about against Baltimore on Monday Night Football is Cooper Kupp. Woods and Cooks both will fall in WR3/FLEX territory if active.WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endEmmanuel Sanders injury newsSanders hasn’t missed a game yet with his ribs injury, but he missed practice Wednesday. It’s a cartilage injury that Sanders already has aggravated in a game once, so maybe the 49ers will hold him out in hopes of a more full healing. San Francisco hosts Green Bay on Sunday night.The prime-time game makes relying on Sanders this week even tougher, and the chances of him having to leave early due to re-injuring the cartilage seem too high to want to play him. Deebo Samuel, who also missed Wednesday’s practice, should start in fantasy leagues if Sanders is out.WEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPJulio Jones injury statusJones missed Wednesday’s practice with a foot injury. He’s been on the early-week injury report before this season and not missed time. This should be just another blip on the radar unless his absence continues later in the week.(Update: Jones was back at practice Thursday.)Jones should be saving his energy to torch Tampa Bay’s terrible pass defense. Regardless of Jones’ status, Calvin Ridley is a strong WR2/3 play in fantasy leagues this week, too, with Russell Gage a possible PPR FLEX play.MORE WEEK 12 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderPhillip Dorsett, Mohamed Sanu injury newsDorsett and Sanu both missed New England’s practice Wednesday. Dorsett was concussed Sunday, while Sanu has an ankle injury that NBC Sports Boston reports could keep him out multiple games.(Update: Dorsett could be cleared by Sunday, according to The Athletic.)N’Keal Harry would be thrust into WR2 duties if both of his teammates missed Sunday’s game against Dallas, while Jakobi Meyers would feature in three-WR sets that New England uses frequently. Both rookies would be usable as FLEX plays if the normal starters are out.JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson injury updateSmith-Schuster hurt his knee while being concussed last Thursday night, while Johnson also sustained a concussion that caused him to bleed temporarily. JuJu hasn’t returned to practice and isn’t expected to play this week against the Bengals, but Johnson was already back on the practice field Wednesday.Johnson is still in concussion protocol, but he shapes up as Pittsburgh’s No. 1 WR Sunday in Cincinnati assuming JuJu can’t make it back to the field. James Washington would also play in two-wide sets. While we don’t trust Mason Rudolph, both Johnson and Washington have enough big-play potential to use as FLEX plays if JuJu is out.Deebo Samuel Week 12 statusSamuel missed Wednesday’s practice due to a shoulder injury. As Kyle Shanahan said about George Kittle, Matt Breida and Sanders, too, he believes it will “come down to the wire” for Samuel. San Francisco hosts Green Bay on Sunday night.Samuel would be a strong WR3 play in fantasy with back-to-back 100-yard games if he plays and Sanders is out. But if both miss out, Kendrick Bourne is likely to see the most WR targets, while Dante Pettis and Richie James will also feature as punt plays for DraftKings Showdown contests.When will Auden Tate be back?Tate (neck) was carted off the field last week and not surprisingly missed Wednesday’s practice. There hasn’t been a more concrete update of Tate’s health going forward, although it seems unlikely he’ll play in Week 12 against the Steelers.(Update: Tate missed Thursday’s practice.)We wouldn’t touch any passing game options for Cincinnati outside of Tyler Boyd and maybe Tyler Eifert for Sunday against Pittsburgh. Alex Erickson will be the No. 2 WR if Tate is out, with John Ross (clavicle) not eligible to return until Week 13.Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor injury newsJeffery (ankle) was limited Wednesday and Thursday after not practicing last week before missing Week 11 against New England. Nelson Agholor (knee) didn’t practice at all Wednesday or Thursday. Philly hosts Seattle on Sunday at 1 p.m ET.The Eagles would be forced to start Mack Hollins and JJ Arcega-Whiteside at WR if the two starters missed out. Arcega-Whiteside presents more big-play upside while Hollins would have more PPR value. It would probably be a big Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert day in the scenario that both Jeffery and Agholor are out. Sterling Shepard concussion updateShepard practiced in full Wednesday but has yet to clear concussion protocol. New York plays in Chicago on Sunday at 1 p.m ET.If Shepard is back, it probably kills Darius Slayton’s fantasy value. Golden Tate remains the best play in this receiving corps against an overrated Bears defense, and while Daniel Jones isn’t in play this week, Shepard’s return can only help him.last_img read more

Two Franklin County men facing meth dealing charges

first_imgHANSELL — North-central Iowa authorities have arrested two men as part of a drug investigation in Hansell.The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says they along with the assistance of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the Mason City and Clear Lake police departments, North Central Iowa Narcotics Task Force and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement executed search warrants on Friday in Hansell at 213 2nd Street and 110 Walnut Street. Authorities say multiple pounds of ice methamphetamine and firearms were recovered, with the estimated street value of the meth being at more than $60,000.40-year-old David Fielding of Hansell and 56-year-old Martin Rodriguez of Hampton were arrested and taken to the Franklin County Jail. Both were charged with possession of meth with the intent to deliver, a Class B felony, as well as a drug tax stamp violation. Rodriguez was also charged with possession of a firearm as a prior federal drug felon.Authorities say this case is ongoing and anybody with information about the case should contact the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department at 641-421-3000.last_img read more