1 Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva Juventus have joined Chelsea and Manchester City in the race for Monaco star Bernardo Silva.The 21-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in world football and shone at the European Under-21 Championship in the summer.Both Chelsea and Manchester City are said to have scouted the Portuguese playmaker, who scored seven times for Monaco last season.But now, according to sources in France, Juventus have joined the hunt for Silva.The Italian champions reportedly scouted the former Benfica man during Monaco’s match over Lyon at the weekend, which ended in a 1-1 draw.Juventus are now weighing up whether to make a January move for Silva as they attempt to pip Chelsea and City to his signature.
1 Martin Skrtel should be fearful for his future Liverpool fan Brian Reece voices his opinion on the state of the Reds following a topsy turvy week…Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat against Southampton accurately portrayed the Reds’ season in 90 conflicting minutes at St Mary’s.It showed the brilliant, intelligent, creative and focused unit they can be, but the second half display also showed the lack of defensive ability, naivety and the lack of squad quality in strength and depth.Liverpool have the uncanny ability to accomplish defeat when victory seems certain.The introduction of Martin Skrtel at the start of the second half was an error of judgement manager Jurgen Klopp will lose sleep over for the rest of the season because, when the substitution was made, he probably didn’t envisage the player becoming the opposition’s most influential player.But Skrtel was just the player Southampton were craving and after his calamitous display, you really do fear for the defender’s future.Another player who hasn’t covered himself in glory this season is Christian Benteke, who also should be fearful for his Liverpool future given his inefficient, fruitless, wasteful and uninspiring performances.Both Skrtel and Benteke are not alone when it comes to criticism. Liverpool fans are frustrated with the quality of the current squad and players such as Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno and Joe Allen have all been at the forefront of the fans’ exasperation.But it’s the lack of quality additions to enrich the squad since Luis Suarez’s sale which is of most irritation. Previous manager Brendan Rodgers never fully overhauled the Reds’ defence and Liverpool’s failure to rectify the back line, which is mediocre at best, has come back to haunt them.Basic defensive errors consistently cost Liverpool points, the inability to defend set plays and the continued devotion to zonal marking makes playing the team a relatively favourable proposition.In balance, Klopp has inherited the current squad and in the summer he must be given the authority to make his own widespread changes. Upon his arrival, the German promised to bring the league title to Anfield in his opening press conference, a statement which can only be described as bold at the very least.Liverpool need a competent, well organised and strong defence, with a midfield that promotes speed, movement, passing diversity and drive.If Klopp can achieve that in the summer transfer window, then Liverpool may just fulfil his statement.
Keith Sheilds from Foyle Valley AC won the Black and Amber 5 mile road race in Letterkenny today.More than 100 runners took part in the race in perfect conditions from Letterkenny out to Newmills.Shields recorded a fine time of 25.27 to come in well ahead of the second-placed Adam Speer in a time of 27.22. The following is a list of all the runners and their finishing times.Black & Amber 5 Miler 2015Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 139 25.27 Keith Shields SM Foyle Valley 2 268 27.22 Adam Speer SM Finn Valley A C3 255 27.43 Mark McPaul SM Finn Valley A C4 183 27.58 Pauric Breslin SM LAC5 188 28.07 Sean McFadden SM LAC6 137 29.02 Johnnie Canning SM Foyle Valley 7 161 29.11 Raymond Birch SM LAC8 159 29.22 Kevin McGee M40 Rosses A.C.9 267 29.25 Martin Mooney SM Inishowen A C10 284 29.32 Michael Logue M40 Rosses A.C. 11 176 29.33 James Crossan SM Lifford A C12 197 29.35 Seamus O’Donnell M40 Convoy13 165 29.37 Barry Meehan SM LAC14 156 29.43 Philip Gallagher M40 Inishowen A C15 257 30.19 Martin Devenney SM 24/7 Triathlon16 261 31.03 Paul Russell SM Individual17 135 31.03 Adrian McGowan SM Foyle Valley18 181 31.07 Darren Price SM LAC19 180 31.15 Ciaran O’Donnell M40 LAC20 166 31.17 Marcus McClintock M40 LAC21 266 31.25 Paul Cosgrove M40 LAC22 265 31.28 Garvin Walker SM LAC23 140 31.35 Martin Dunleavy M40 Foyle Valley24 287 31.51 Karl McGinley JM Individual25 307 32.05 Mark Diver SM LAC26 173 32.17 Paul Dillon M40 Individual27 152 32.18 Paul Coyle SM Foyle Valley28 153 32.24 Darren Wallace SM Foyle Valley29 151 32.27 Declan McGill SM Foyle Valley30 251 32.28 Kieran Coyle SM LAC31 150 32.40 Roly Black M40 Foyle Valley32 281 32.42 Danny Cullen SM LAC33 155 32.47 Finbar Gallagher M40 Inishowen A C34 276 32.48 Anthony McDaid SM Individual35 138 32.51 Seamus McCallion M50 Foyle Valley36 302 32.59 Martin Donnelly M40 24/7 Triathlon37 182 33.19 Sinead Peoples SW LAC38 136 33.36 Gemma McGinty SW Foyle Valley39 172 33.36 Owen McKinney M40 Inishowen A C40 185 33.37 Colm McElwaine SM Individual41 163 33.49 Pauric McGinley SM Individual42 279 33.52 Noreen McGettigan W35 LAC43 290 33.55 Barry Coyle SM Individual44 194 34.00 Shauna McGeehan SW LAC45 193 34.01 Frances Judge W45 LAC46 160 34.01 Marie Boyle SW LAC47 275 34.08 Simon Chodziesner M50 Individual48 272 34.10 Barry Mackey M50 LAC49 148 34.11 John McKinley M40 Foyle Valley50 283 34.19 Drew Doherty M50 Finn Valley A C51 171 34.33 Tommy Hill M50 24/7 Triathlon52 141 34.35 Tom Doherty M50 Foyle Valley53 178 34.40 Liam McGinty M40 Finn Valley A C54 175 34.55 Ciaran Bovaird M40 Individual55 154 35.07 Tony Grant M50 Foyle Valley56 333 35.11 Rory Kavanagh SM St. Eunans GAA57 142 35.39 Neil Diamond M40 Foyle Valley58 179 35.52 Emer Gormley SW LAC59 258 35.55 Richard Raymond M60 LAC60 164 35.57 Paul Lynch SM 24/7 Triathlon61 198 35.57 Gerard McConnell SM Convoy62 306 36.28 Seamus Morrisson M40 LAC63 293 36.31 Elijah McGinley JM Finn Valley A C64 278 36.32 Enda Kelly SM St. Eunans GAA65 273 36.33 Michael Galvin M40 LAC66 285 36.33 Shaun O’Donnell M50 Individual67 292 36.40 David McGinley SM St. Eunans GAA68 169 36.41 Patricia McKenna W35 LAC69 187 36.42 Sabrina Mackey W35 Individual70 280 36.48 John Hughes M50 LAC71 149 36.51 Sean Crumlish M40 Foyle Valley72 252 36.51 Jimmy McBride M60 Individual73 195 36.52 Bernard McDyre M50 LAC74 312 36.55 John McCarron M40 24/7 Triathlon75 309 37.01 Ryan Hilferty JM LAC76 301 37.09 Thomas Cullen SM Individual77 332 37.29 David O’Herlihy SM St. Eunans GAA78 158 37.29 Conor McIbel SM Foyle Valley79 157 37.30 Verona Campbell W45 Foyle Valley80 190 37.31 Eilish McClafferty W35 Individual81 304 37.34 Fabian McShane M40 LAC82 295 37.41 Alan O’Mahoney SM 24/7 Triathlon83 189 37.46 Rory Reynolds SM Individual84 286 38.16 Eugene McGinley M40 Individual85 253 38.22 Dermot McGuinness SM Individual86 167 38.26 Jackie Harvey W55 Tír Chonaill A C87 168 38.37 Vera Haughey W45 Tír Chonaill A C88 291 38.46 Cathal Roarty M50 LAC89 264 39.06 Paddy McBride M50 Individual90 300 39.35 Ciara Finnegan JW LAC91 186 39.43 Eugene McGinley M40 Raphoe92 254 39.48 Wendy McDonald W45 Individual93 259 39.52 Hugh Doyle SM Individual94 184 40.07 Rosaleen Doherty W35 Individual95 274 40.18 Paddy Enfield M40 Individual96 299 40.22 Emmett O’Donnell SM Individual97 174 40.36 Liam Tinney SM LAC98 162 41.02 Hugo Blake M50 Individual99 271 41.19 Kevin Blake M40 Individual100 199 41.35 Michelle Gillespie W45 LAC101 331 41.56 Michael Gibbons M50 St. Eunans GAA102 277 42.11 Johnny Doherty M40 Individual103 256 43.27 Mick Doherty M50 LAC104 170 43.29 Niamh McDaid SW LAC105 262 44.05 Amanda McGrath SW LAC106 340 44.19 Eugene Duffy SM St. Eunans GAA107 339 44.19 Joe Higgins M40 LAC108 305 45.16 Mark Gildea SM LAC109 298 46.10 Kay Bonner W45 Convoy110 200 46.18 Sinead O’Gorman W45 LAC111 289 47.39 Maeve Carr W45 St. Eunans GAA112 263 48.17 Stella McCole SW Individual113 288 48.21 Paddy Flood M50 St. Eunans GAA114 317 48.24 Donal McGinty JM LAC115 336 48.35 Breda Canning SW Individual116 303 51.27 Dermott Gallagher SM Individual117 297 55.10 Sam O’Donnell JM LAC118 296 55.11 Ciara Cunnane W35 IndividualTotal Runners: 118SHIELDS WINS BLACK AND AMBER FIVE MILE RACE – WHERE DID YOU COME? 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