CPA says All-Ireland finals could be played in August

first_imgIt’s one of a number of ideas put forward at their official launch in Dublin today.The CPA says changing the fixtures calendar is its key priority and they hope to be officially recognised by the GAA at next month’s Congress.last_img

Sidney Crosby scores, records three assists in return for Pittsburgh Penguins

first_imgPOWER RANKINGS: Penguins trending upward as Oilers, Jets dropWhen his number was called against the Minnesota Wild — just as he has done time and time again — Crosby delivered.His night began with a pair of secondary assists on goals by Evgeni Malkin in the first and second periods. After the Pens saw their four-goal lead cut in half, Crosby took the game onto his own stick, netting a simple backhand (with the help of Wild defenseman Matt Dumba). The score put the Penguins ahead 5-2 and essentially ended all hope of a Minnesota comeback with just over half a period remaining.Sidney Crosby is back in the lineup and on the scoresheet.The Penguins captain scores a goal in his return from— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) January 15, 2020Pittsburgh went 18-6-4 while Crosby was out, putting them in second place in the Metropolitan Division with 63 points (29-12-5), four behind the division-leading Capitals. But while the Penguins were strong without their star forward in the lineup, Crosby’s skillful play makes his teammates undeniably better. Sidney Crosby made up for lost time after returning from injury.The 32-year-old forward scored a goal and added three assists to the scoresheet in his first game back on Tuesday, as the Pittsburgh Penguins demolished the Minnesota Wild 7-3. He had missed the prior 28 games while recovering from the surgery he had on Nov. 14 to repair a sports hernia. Although the captain traveled with the team on its three-game road trip that began on Jan. 7, he was held out of the lineup for each contest. His ability to see the ice was on full display for his third assist of the night when he dropped the puck off to himself behind the Wild cage, making Ryan Donato look silly, and sent a perfectly-timed cross-ice pass to Dominik Simon for a score. Penguins then led 6-3.Not to mention this is his fourth point of the night…🇺🇸: @NHLonNBCSports— NHL (@NHL) January 15, 2020Crosby finished the night leading all skaters in points (4) and assists (3). His pal Malkin was second in points with two goals and an assist — continuing the solid play he showcased during Crosby’s absence.Playing in 26 of the 28 games Crosby was out, 33-year-old Malkin scored 11 goals and 27 assists, averaging almost a point and a half per game. In fact, Malkin was only held off the scoresheet completely in five of those 26 games. He currently leads the team with 47 points (15 goals, 32 assists) on the season.last_img read more

Jetstar launches new transTasman services

first_imgKeeping up with growing demand on the trans-Tasman route, Jetstar today launched flights between Sydney and Wellington.Just in time for Christmas, the inaugural daily service touched down in Wellington earlier this morning.According to Jetstar NZ and Australia chief executive David Hall, the new service would bring an additional 180,000 passengers into the region each year.“We’re pleased to be bringing friends and families together for Christmas, and more visitors to Queenstown,” Mr Hall said. As well as the launch of the daily service, JEtstar also announced an additional weekly service between Melbourne and Wellington as well as two extra weekly flights to Auckland.  “Today’s inaugural flights represent another significant inbound tourism injection for Queenstown,” Queenstown Airport chief executive Steve Sanderson added.“Since launching services just over two years ago, Jetstar has flown more than half a million passengers into Queenstown. “It’s great that Jetstar continues to increase its commitment to the region.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more