We’ve to win – McIntosh says of Jamaica’s remaining Pool E matches at Netball World Cup

first_imgTechnical Director Jill McIntosh said the Sunshine Girls have no room for error in their remaining Pool E games at the Netball World Cup, warning that their opponents are no pushovers.”We have to win our two games to be in the semi-final. We have to win,” McIntosh pointed out. “If we lose, there is no way we will be in the semi-finals, so to win is our focus.”We have to play our best. We have to go out and play our normal style of netball as we have been doing and just take it one game at a time as we go. Uganda are looking good and Malawi are very good,” observed McIntosh, the former Australia coach.Jamaica lost their opening game 55-48 to New Zealand on Tuesday and played Uganda (earlier this morning) in their second match of the group, knowing they had to win to keep their semi-final chances intact.Malawi, in the meantime, had lost to New Zealand 57-49 yesterday.”Malawi only lost to New Zealand by eight (goals), so they are a very good team,” McIntosh noted. “They are number six in the world, so we have to be very careful when we play them on Friday, that one won’t be easy,” she said.Despite that, McIntosh is confident that the Sunshine Girls will have enough in the tank for the two African nations.”We have our tactics worked out, we played them (Malawi) last year at the Commonwealth Games and we know we can beat them, but in saying that we know that they are very good, they have improved again, they play a very nice style of netball, so we have to go out and play our best game,” she continued.New Zealand leads Pool E with maximum four points from two matches, while Malawi follow with two points from two games. Prior to last night’s fixtures, Uganda had lost both their matches, while Jamaica had lost once and were yet to get off the mark.last_img read more

IT’S A WASH-OUT! MORE RAIN ON THE WAY – FLOODING IN MANY AREAS

first_imgUPDATED: MORE RAIN is on the way – and there might be even more over the weekend, forecasters have warned.BBC Northern Ireland has issued a weather warning for Ulster for torrential downpours causing poor road conditions.There are reports of flooding on many roads this evening including in Letterkenny, Ramelton, Milford, Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal Town, Pettigo and Lifford. The Mill River in Buncrana has also burst its banks.Surface water on the Barnesmore Gap – coupled with high winds – is causing problems for drivers.A Garda spokesman said: “After a day of torrential rain conditions on many Donegal roads are treacherous. We would appeal to motorists to slow right down to take account of the worsening conditions.”And Met Eireann agrees it’s going to be very wet over the weekend – saying it may be Sunday afternoon or evening before things clear up. The good news is that temperatures will rise to more normal levels on Sunday evening and into Monday.“This weekend will be unsettled and changeable at first, with some heavy showers or longer bursts of more prolonged rain at times, thundery in places. But much drier weather is expected to develop late Sunday and continue through Monday. Temperatures should get back to normal ( mid to high teens ) or maybe even slightly above,” reports Met Eireann.In fact temperatures on Monday could reach 19C or 20C over Donegal with a similar prediction for Tuesday – with it being mainly dry with the odd shower. IT’S A WASH-OUT! MORE RAIN ON THE WAY – FLOODING IN MANY AREAS was last modified: June 22nd, 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:donegal weatherlast_img read more