Sport can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows from week to week. Here’s a quick look back at who had a good/bad week in sport this week.
The under pressure Newcastle manager saw his team win at Manchester City and at home to Liverpool this week. After a disastrous start to the season Newcastle are now up to 12th position. Surely these two high profile wins will help ease any of the pressure on Pardew. It was only a few weeks ago that ‘Pardew Out’ signs were out in force in St. James’s Park.
St Patrick’s Athletic
The Inchicore side picked up their first cup win in 53 years on Sunday at the Aviva Stadium. Christy Fagan scored the both goals in a 2-0 win for the Saints over Derry City to end their cup drought.
Kieran Donaghy produced a man-of-the-match performance as Austin Stacks beat Mid Kerry 2-13 to 1-07 in the Kerry senior football replay on Sunday. The win for the Tralee club ended a 20-year wait for the Senior Championship.
Manchester United faced another big task this week as they took on their noisy neighbours at the Ethiad. United were looking to build on last week’s last minute draw with Chelsea.
The game turned into a one-sided affair just before the half-time mark when Chris Smalling received two yellows in quick succession, later described as stupid by Luis Van Gaal. From there it seemed like it was only a matter of time before Man City broke the deadlock. Sergio Aguero was the scorer as Man City finished 1-0 winners.
The talk all week in Leinster was about the Rugby League convert who was aiming to fill the big gap at 13 left by Brian O’Driscoll. Ben Te’o’s debut was short lived however with the Leinster signing breaking his arm in the first half adding to Leinster’s long injury list.
It is expected he’ll be out for up to six weeks.
Racing Metro lost their first home game of the season against bottom of the table Oyonnax. The Parisian club were leading 14-9 at half time but went on to lose 17-21. The win for Oyonnax sees them climb above Castre to 13th in the Top14.
Conor Luttrell, Pundit Arena.