Mourinho will wait to decide on Lukaku’s Cup final fitness

first_img0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku faces a late fitness test ahead of FA Cup final © AFP / Paul ELLISWATFORD, United Kingdom, May 18 – Jose Mourinho will wait until the last minute before deciding whether Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is fit to feature in Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.Lukaku has missed United’s last three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April. The Belgium striker is in a race against time to be fit for the Wembley showdown with his former club.And United manager Mourinho, possibly hoping to keep Chelsea guessing, said on Friday that he remains uncertain if Lukaku will be available.Mourinho will be able to call on French forward Anthony Martial, who has recovered from the knee injury he sustained in training.“Martial is fit. Lukaku we have to wait until the last moment. I don’t want to lie and say he doesn’t play or vice versa,” Mourinho told reporters at United’s hotel.It would be a significant blow to United’s hopes of winning the FA Cup for a record-equalling 13th time if Lukaku is unable to pass his late fitness test.Since Lukaku was sidelined, United have lacked a cutting edge and they scored only once in their last three games of the season.The 25-year-old energised United with a goal spree at the start of the season after arriving from Everton in a £75 million ($101 million) deal.Lukaku has scored 27 times for United in all competitions this season, making his first season at Old Trafford a success overall.But he went through a sustained barren patch — with one goal in 12 games — after opposing defences began to sit deeper to stop the Belgian hurting them with his pace.Mourinho was also forced to defend Lukaku from criticism by United fans frustrated at what they perceived as a lack of effort from their muscular forward.Lukaku got back on track at the start of 2018, but had scored just once in his last five appearances before picking up the injury that leaves his Cup final hopes of a knife-edge.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Golf News:On Tuesday 31 March Lady Captain. Margo held her first prize-giving of 2015. Congratulations to all ladies who received prizes for the Spring competitions.The only winners not previously published were those who played on St Patrick’s Day 18hole competition. This was generously sponsored by Maura Cavanagh, Eileen Bannan, and Marian Keating. The winner Eileen Williamson,(21) 36 pts runner-up Bridget. Mc Clafferty (25) 33 pts bot, third Marian O Sullivan (10) 33pts.On the same evening the draw for the Masters Sweepstake took place. This was ably directed by Brid Mc Donagh aided by Jackie Ireland. The Korean players names proved challenging for Brid and her valiant attempts and great humour gave us all a good laugh. The coveted Rory Mc Ilroy spot was bagged by Mary Mc Bride, good luck Mary and Rory.The Easter cake sale was a resounding success, what a superb and colourful display of cakes,buns and Easter goodies. Thanks to everyone who baked,bought and turned up to support this very enjoyable event. The hamper was won by Phil Grieve, enjoy Phil. Congratulations again to the ladies for a very successful fund-raising effort.The Easter weekend 18 hole re/ entry results just in. Winner Marian O Sullivan (10) 36 pts Runner-up Kay Kelly (27) 34 pts, Third Eileen Williamson (21) 31pts. Congratulations ladies. GOLF NEWS: EILEEN WILLIAMSON WINS THE LADIES COMPETITION AT BARNHILL was last modified: April 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BarnhillgolfLetterkenny ladiesNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgAMAZING brainbox Jack Meenan was crowned Ireland’s first Junior Mastermind tonight.It was a stroll in the park for the Castlefin boy.But there were some tough questions in there. Here were all the questions – and all his answers!Would you have got them?Who is credited with driving the snakes out of Ireland and into the sea? SAINT PATRICK· The bamboo-eating giant panda is native to which country? CHINA · What colourless gas, with a faint sharp odour, has the chemical formula CO2? CARBON DIOXIDE· Which American golfer won the 2012 US Masters at Augusta? BUBBA WATSON· On which fictional, cobbled English street will you find businesses including ‘Roy’s Rolls’, ‘The Kabin’ and the ‘Corner Shop’? CORONATION STREET· A leveret is the young of which type of fast-running, long-eared mammal? HARE· Which English author wrote the two books series about the ‘Famous Five’ and the ‘Secret Seven’? ENID BLYTON · How many counties are in the province of Connacht? FIVE· What was the name of the first man-made satellite, launched in 1957, by the former Soviet Union? SPUTNIK 1· Which popular form of word puzzle consists of a square or rectangular diagram divided into black and white squares? CROSSWORD PUZZLE· Which American President visited his ancestral home of Dunganstown in County Wexford in 1963? JOHN F. KENNEDY · The Hindu Kush, located in north-eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan is what sort of geographical feature? A MOUNTAIN RANGE· At what sport does Tipperary man Eoin Kelly excel? HURLING· Which cartoon character, which featured in the ‘Shrek’ films, also starred in a self-titled movie in 2011? ‘PUSS IN BOOTS’· Which country is by far the largest in the world? RUSSIA· Which former American Vice-President made the movie about global warming entitled ‘An Inconvenient Truth’? AL GORE· What is the name of the group of islands at the mouth of Galway Bay? ARAN ISLANDS· What name is given to a male cow? BULL· Which Scotsman is credited with having invented the television? JOHN LOGIE BAIRD· The flag of which country features the Star of David? ISRAEL· Philip Pullman is the author of which award-winning trilogy of books? HIS DARK MATERIALS· In 2008 in Beijing, which athlete born in Jamaica became the first man in Olympic History to win both the 100m and the 200m races in World Record times? USAIN BOLT· Which 1982 Steven Spielberg film features a space alien who wants to phone home? E T· According to ancient Greek mythology, which mountain was the home of the Gods? MOUNT OLYMPUS· In which War did the Battle of the Somme take place? WORLD WAR ONE· The LUAS transport system in Dublin has its own colour codes. One line is red. What colour is the other? GREEN· Katniss Everdeen is the teenage heroine of which series of books, the first of which was recently made into a blockbuster movie? ‘THE HUNGER GAMES’· In which sport do particpants use a shuttlecock? BADMINTON· Programmes, which run on a computer, telling the computer what to do, are more commonly known as what? SOFTWARE/APPS· What sort of weapon, associated with Robin Hood, does a Fletcher make and sell? ARROWS/BOWS· Which American television series focuses on the adventures of a teenage Clark Kent before he goes to Metropolis? SMALLVILLE· What is the name of the scale which measures the acidity or basicity of a liquid, whose values fall between zero and fourteen? THE PH SCALE· According to the old proverb, who will an apple a day keep away? THE DOCTOR· What colourless, tasteless and odourless liquid has the chemical symbol H20? WATER· What is the name of the typically box-like kitchen appliance that cooks using high frequency electro-magnetic waves? MICROWAVE OVEN· The William Webb Ellis Trophy is awarded to the winners of Which Sporting World Cup? RUGBY WORLD CUP· Chocolate is made from what type of beans? COCOA BEANS· ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is known as the adopted Anthem of which country in the southern hemisphere? AUSTRALIA· How many humps does a dromedary have? ONE· In Germanic and Scandinavian mythology, what is the name of the god of thunder? Thor· In what Irish city will you find the ‘Jack Lynch Tunnel’? CORK· Which Middle Eastern country uses the shekel as its unit of currency? ISRAEL· The author Beatrix Potter’s first book was about a rabbit who wore a blue jacket. What was his name? PETER RABBIT· The Headquarters of many leading financial institutions are located in Wall Street. In which American city is Wall Street? NEW YORK· What type of colourful and horned animal, found in Central African forests, is a bongo? ANTELOPE· What does the double ‘o’ signify for the fictional spy James Bond? A LICENCE TO KILL· In which European capital city were the first Modern Olympics held in 1896? ATHENS· Which TD for Cork South Central, who was previously Minister for Foreign Affairs, was elected Leader of Fianna Fáil in January 2011? MICHÉAL MARTIN· Which British Prince, who is second in line to the throne, married Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey in April 2011? PRINCE WILLIAM· Which English Premiership football team play their home games at White Hart Lane? TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR· The city of Timbuktu is in which continent? AFRICA· Canada is officially a bilingual country. English is one of the languages; what is the second? FRENCH· In which Caribbean country did the reggae music style, popularised by Bob Marley, originate? JAMAICA· Daniel Fahrenheit devised a scale used for measuring what? TEMPERATURE· The first non-stop transatlantic flight landed in June 1919 in which Irish county? GALWAY· Which Irish author writes the book series called ‘Skullduggery Pleasant’? DEREK LANDY· What is the largest living land animal? ELEPHANT· Islamabad is the capital of which country in Southern Asia? PAKISTAN· Name the object hit by the players in ice hockey. PUCK· In the nursery rhyme, what was the shepherd’s night time delight? RED SKY· The young of which type of large, usually white, waterfowl is called a cygnet? SWAN· Which toy derives its name from the Danish words for ‘play well’? LEGO· Which type of entertainer specialises in balancing and catching items such as balls, plates, and knives? JUGGLER· What was the name of the War, which was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August the second, 1990? GULF WAR· Of which boy band, known for their hits such as ‘All Time Low’ and ‘Glad You Came’ is the Irishman Siva Kaneswaran a member? THE WANTED· Which Roman ruler had the seventh month of the year named after him in his honour, as he was born during that month? JULIUS CAESARJACK’S SUPER MASTERMIND WIN! WOULD YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL THESE QUESTIONS? was last modified: December 9th, 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:JACK’S SUPER MASTERMIND WIN! WOULD YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL THESE QUESTIONS?last_img read more