Reddan blow for Ireland

first_imgIreland’s substitute scrum-half Eoin Reddan has been ruled out for three months after suffering a broken leg in the 13-13 RBS 6 Nations draw with France. Reddan fell awkwardly beneath a tackle in the final minute of a compelling match at the Aviva Stadium and was administered oxygen before being carried off. Ireland’s injury-depleted ranks were swelled even further by a number of other casualties with lock Donnacha Ryan damaging his shoulder and centre Luke Marshall sustaining concussion. Both are doubts to face Italy next Saturday, while flanker Peter O’Mahony, scrum-half Conor Murray, centre Brian O’Driscoll and wing Fergus McFadden also picked up a variety of knocks. Already missing were lock Paul O’Connell, wings Tommy Bowe and Craig Gilroy, centre Gordon D’Arcy, flanker Stephen Ferris and fly-half Jonathan Sexton. Head coach Declan Kidney, however, refused to complain about Ireland’s misfortune. “We took a conscious decision that we wouldn’t complain about things. Other people are worse off than we are, plus it’s such an insult to the lads coming on and having a huge go,” Kidney said. “We’re frustrated, but there are lads coming in who have no experience at this level under their belts and are doing such a good job for us. “On any given day Paul O’Connell, Tommy Bowe, Stephen Ferris and Jonathan Sexton would be in the running for a Lions spot. “I’ve never experienced an injury run like this, but you work your way through and I spoke to (captain) Jamie Heaslip about it and we agreed not complain.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

No. 10 Syracuse loses 2nd-straight match, upset by Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on February 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.educenter_img Syracuse reached its highest ITA ranking in program history on Wednesday, coming in at No. 10. Since then, the Orange (4-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) have lost two-straight. Following a loss on Friday to No. 19 Virginia, SU couldn’t get by Boston College (7-0, 1-0) on the road Sunday in Chestnut Hill, 4-3. Things got off to a rocky start for the Orange as Boston College’s duo of Dasha Possokhova and Elene Tsokilauri took down SU’s Sofya Golubovskaya and Sofya Treshcheva, 6-3. While Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez were able to win their match, 7-5, Dina Hegab and Guzal Yusupova would then drop their matchup to give up the doubles point.No. 43 Knutson then struggled against BC’s Yufei Long, losing in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Already up 2-0, Boston College collected another point as Ramirez lost in three sets. Ramirez won her first set 6-3 before losing the next two, 6-3 and 6-4. But then SU made a run. No. 92 Golubovskaya took Kylie Wilcox into three sets and won 6-4. Yusupova also was forced into three sets but came out with a critical 7-5 third set win. Down 3-2, Treshcheva pulled out a win in straight sets — 6-3, 6-2. That put the match in the hands of Hegab and Boston College’s Laura Lopez. Hegab won the clinching point in both matches last week, but couldn’t muster a comeback on Sunday. She lost in two sets — 7-6, 6-3 — giving BC the 4-3 match win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will look to get back on track next weekend in Seattle for the ITA National Indoor Championships.last_img read more