O’Shea – Sunderland must look ahead

first_img Press Association Sunderland skipper John O’Shea has urged the club to move on from the Paolo Di Canio debacle after confirming the players had a role in the Italian’s departure. Asked if the players had felt the need to have their say over Di Canio, he told the Sunderland Echo: “That was obviously done. But we have to move on now. “Because of the position we are in in the league, we can’t keep going back to it. We have got some difficult months ahead. “Whoever comes in, whether it’s Bally [interim head coach Kevin Ball] or a new manager, we have got tough times ahead. “We have to stick together and if we keep going back to it, it will soon be too hard to pull back from where we are.” Ball guided Sunderland to a 2-0 Capital One Cup victory over Peterborough on Tuesday night, but saw his side beaten 3-1 in the league by high-flying Liverpool on Sunday despite a spirited display. He has asked to be considered for the permanent post with Gus Poyet still the bookmakers’ favourite, although chief executive Margaret Byrne has revealed that discussions have taken place with several candidates and that there will be talks with more this week. The longer that consultation progress continues, the greater the chance of Ball remaining at the helm for Saturday’s home clash with wounded Manchester United. And should he eventually get the job, that would go down well in the dressing room. Di Canio was sacked last Sunday evening after a disastrous run of results, and it later emerged that a furious showdown in the dressing room following the 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at West Brom and another at the Black Cats’ Academy of Light training ground the following day had prompted a delegation of senior players to call upon the board to take action. But as the search for the 45-year-old’s replacement continues, O’Shea insists that he and his team-mates must put a chaotic episode firmly behind them as they attempt to turn their season around. O’Shea said: “Without a doubt, he’s made an impact. If it does happen, the players would be very happy. “But we will wait and see what the club decides.” Sunderland currently lie at the foot of the Premier League table with just a single point to show for their six outings to date, and four adrift of West Ham in 17th place. last_img read more

Miami-Dade bans lap dances, on-site alcohol consumption after midnight

first_imgThe Miami-Dade County emergency order now bans lap dances at adult clubs, as well as the sale of alcohol to be consumed on-site after midnight.The changes, set to go into effect at midnight on Tuesday, are part of an ongoing effort to help stem the spread of COVID-19.According to the amendment, dancers will be required to stay at least 10 feet away from customers at all times, and it prohibits any establishment in the county to sell alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption between midnight and 6 a.m.last_img read more

Draw for semi finals of County Hurling Championship to be held this evening

first_imgThe teams in the hat are Drom Inch,Kilruane McDonaghs, Nenagh Eire Óg and reigning county and Mid champions Thurles Sarsfields.All teams left in the competition will fancy their chances after they recorded good wins in the quarter finals over the weekend.Speaking to Tipp FM sport, Nenagh manager Liam Heffernan said they may have some injury concerns after their win yesterday against Portroe but they were glad to be in the semi finals.  The draw is being made this evening and the pairings will be announced on Extra Time on Tipp FM this evening from 7pm.last_img read more