CORK hurling boss Kieran Kingston found out the hard way that a good start in the league is crucial.And ex-Rebels captain Pat Mulcahy feels the harsh lessons of 2016 can benefit his old side as they seek big improvements.Kingston endured a baptism of fire in the hotseat last year.The Leeside hurlers won just two games across league and Championship — a relegation play-off against Galway and an All-Ireland qualifier against Dublin.Their season ended with an ignominious Championship exit to Wexford, having begun with five straight defeats in the group stage of the NHL.Having lost to Galway, Waterford and Dublin, they were left with games against big guns Kilkenny and Tipperary to try to avoid the play-off. It did not happen.But they began this season’s league campaign with a seven-point win over Clare seven days ago, 0-21 to 1-11.Having laid down that marker, Mulcahy feels the Rebels will be a different proposition in 2017.Cork welcome Dublin to Páirc Uí Rinn … [Read more...] about Former Cork captain Pat Mulcahy thinks last year’s struggles will benefit the Rebels in 2017
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NFL players across America are continuing to "take a knee" during the country's national anthem in a display of protest and defiance.The demonstrations - which have taken place across the US and in London - have been repeatedly criticised by US President Donald Trump.NFL players and owners across the US knelt or stood with arms their arms linked during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice and police brutality in America, on Sunday, September 24.The Take a Knee movement was started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick who knelt before a pre-season game for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.Kaepernick had said: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour."To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”The poignant display has been adopted by the Black Lives … [Read more...] about Take a knee – why are NFL players kneeling during the US national anthem and what is the row with Donald Trump all about?