Maher says AI title hasn’t sunk in

first_imgRonan Maher says winning the All-Ireland senior hurling championship title still hasn’t sunk in yet.The Thurles Sarsfields player was a member of the Tipp side that claimed the Liam MacCarthy Cup at Croke Park last month.He also won the county championship with his club last weekend. The Young Player of the Year nominee is hoping to add to his medal haul before the year is out…last_img

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin ties Steve Yzerman for ninth place on all-time goal scoring list

first_imgAlex Ovechkin has entered the top 10 in the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring leaderboard.The Russian superstar scored his second consecutive hat trick Saturday during the Washington Capitals’ game against the New York Islanders; in the process, he passed one legend (Mario Lemieux) and tied another (Steve Yzerman) for ninth place on the list with 692 goals. Ovechkin’s 690th and 691st career goals came against Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov. His first tally of the game came roughly halfway through the first period at Nassau Coliseum thanks to a brilliant two-line pass from center Nicklas Backstrom, who sent Ovechkin behind the Islanders’ defense. ‘The Great Eight’ fired a wrist shot from the slot on his subsequent breakaway to tie Lemieux.NHL TRADE RUMORS: Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly inquired about New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev🚨 #690 for @ovi8 ! #CapsIsles #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/CCKsZU2jec— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 18, 2020Even Lemieux — now the principal owner of the Penguins — should be proud of the move Ovechkin executed to pass him. Ovechkin pulled the puck in between New York defenseman Scott Mayfield’s legs on a rush, roped it back in with his stick’s backhand and batted it across the crease.The shot should have been sent well wide of the Islanders’ net, but it bounced off Ryan Pulock’s skate and past Varlamov’s glove, establishing Ovechkin as one of the top 10 goalscorers in league history.WELCOME TO THE TOP 10 , @ovi8 #CapsIsles #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/SO3wwuCS2i— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 18, 2020Ovechkin completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal from neutral ice with just 56 seconds left in regulation to tie Yzerman (692 goals). Now with eight goals in his last three games, Ovechkin appears primed to keep climbing the all-time leaderboard for the rest of the 2019-20 season. His next goal — which could come as soon as the Capitals’ Jan. 29 game against the Nashville Predators — will give him sole possession of ninth place. The 34-year-old sniper will be ineligible for Washington’s next game — Jan. 27 against the Montreal Canadiens — due to an impending suspension for skipping the upcoming NHL All-Star Game.Given that he’s now on pace to score a whopping 56 goals this season, Ovechkin will likely pass Mark Messier (694) and Mike Gartner (708) to claim seventh place by the end of the season.Another 186 tallies stand between Gartner and Wayne Gretzky’s seemingly impossible-to-beat all-time record (894), but if anyone can come close, it’s Ovechkin.last_img read more

Brits appear to be booking flights abroad despite

first_imgBrits appear to be booking flights abroad despite the ongoing economic turmoil, it has been revealed.Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that, in the year to March, the number of visits abroad by British residents fell by six percent compared with the previous 12 months from 70.2 to 66 million.Sean Tipton, a spokesman for ABTA – The Travel Association, said that despite the decline, the recent figure is considerably higher than the 50.8 million recorded in 1998 and the 39.6 million in 1994.”We have seen substantial rises in the number of trips taken over the years. It is for the first time in a while that we have actually seen a decrease,” he commented.”If you look at the sheer number of trips that we are taking, they are considerably higher than they were in the past.”The ONS figures also revealed that, during the same period, there were 31 million overseas visits to the UK, which represents a decline from the previous year’s total of 33.2 million.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFewer Brits booked flights overseas this summerThe decline in the number of Brits booking flights abroad continued between June and August.Increasing numbers of Brits book flights to LatviaMore people are booking flights to LatviaTravel sector ‘cautiously optimistic’ about next yearThe travel industry is cautiously optimistic about its prospects next year, ABTA – the Travel Association has said.last_img read more