Capitol police officer dies from injuries suffered during riots

first_imgwellesenterprises/iStockBy JACK DATE and MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer has died following injuries suffered in the violent siege on the building Wednesday, according to a press release from the department.The death is the fifth connected to the riots, which saw swarms of pro-Donald Trump protesters overwhelm police barricades, surge into the Capitol and force lawmakers to go into hiding.The officer, identified as Brian D. Sicknick, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening, police said.“Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters,” USCP said in a statement. “He returned to his division office and collapsed. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The death of Officer Sicknick will be investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch, the USCP, and our federal partners.”Sicknick had been with the department, most recently as part of the first responder unit, since 2008.Three people died of medical emergencies, while a 35-year-old woman, Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed by Capitol police while trying to enter a broken window into the House Chamber.Law enforcement said more than 50 Capitol police and Metropolitan police officers suffered injuries in the rioting, and “several USCP officers have been hospitalized with serious injuries.”“These individuals actively attacked United States Capitol Police Officers and other uniformed law enforcement officers with metal pipes, discharged chemical irritants, and took up other weapons against our officers,” the USCP said in a statement. “They were determined to enter into the Capitol Building by causing great damage.”Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigned on Thursday afternoon in the wake of the riots. Several prominent people had called for him to step down, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the head of the police union.Capitol Police Union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou said in a statement Thursday that officers were “frustrated and demoralized by the lack of leadership.”“We have several protesters dead, multiple officers injured and the symbol of our Democracy, the U.S. Capitol, desecrated. This never should have happened,” Papathanasiou said in a statement.Sicknick’s brother also spoke out in a statement sent to ABC News Thursday night.“After a day of fighting for his life, he passed away a hero,” he said. “I would like to thank all of his brothers and sisters in law enforcement for the incredible compassion and support they have shown my family. My family and I hope that our privacy can be respected as we grieve. Thank you.”Various lawmakers have since reacted to Sicknick’s death, including Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser, who tweeted: “On behalf of the residents of the District of Columbia, our thoughts & prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick. May he Rest In Peace, and we work tirelessly to honor his service to the Congress and our nation.”Sen. Ted Cruz, who has been criticized for his attempt to overturn the 2020 election, wrote on Twitter: “Devastating. Heidi and I are lifting up in prayer the family of the U.S. Capitol Police officer who tragically lost his life keeping us safe. He was a true hero. Yesterday’s terrorist attack was a horrific assault on our democracy. Every terrorist needs to be fully prosecuted.”Sen. Marsha Blackburn tweeted: “I am truly devastated to learn that a Capitol Police officer has died as a result of yesterday’s violence at the Capitol. My heart goes out to the officer, their family, and all of our front line law enforcement that put their lives on the line each day to protect this nation.”Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said his heart is broken over the loss and added that Sicknick’s death should serve as a “reminder of the bravery of the law enforcement who protect us every day.”Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, wrote: “I am devastated to hear about the passing of U.S. @CapitolPolice Officer Brian Sicknick and extend my deepest sympathy to his family. My staff and I cannot say enough to express our appreciation for his sacrifice to keep us safe.”“My sincerest condolences to the Sicknick family,” tweeted Rep. Veronica Escobar. “I’m grateful for Officer Sicknick’s service to our country and his work to protect everyone who worked at the Capitol. My heart goes out to his loved ones.”Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., tweeted: “Devastating news. Please join me in praying for our fallen Capitol Police officer’s family during this heartbreaking time.”Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, New York Rep. Paul Tonko, California Rep. Jimmy Panetta and Virginia Rep. Jennifer Wexton also voiced their condolences on Twitter.“As members, staff and reporters sheltered from terrorists attacking the Capitol, countless officers risked their lives to uphold their duty to protect us,” Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., tweeted. “I’m deeply grateful for their bravery and devastated to learn that one of those heroes, Officer Brian D. Sicknick, has died.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ekspansi Bisnis Besar-Besaran, AirAsia Berencana untuk Ganti Slogan!,Oman Air Kenalkan Seragam Baru Awak Kabin di London Heathrow

first_imgToni mengatakan AirAsia saat ini diperingkatkan sebagai maskapai terbesar ke-13 di dunia dan dalam beberapa tahun diupayakan untuk merangsek naik ke-10 besar.“Prestasi ini tidak bisa dipandang sebelah mata – mengingat dari tempat kami memulai sebagai maskapai kecil di Malaysia. AirAsia menduduki nomor empat di Asia (maskapai terbesar) setelah tiga maskapai penerbangan Tiongkok, ”kata Toni.Fernandes berkeinginan untuk mengganti slogan AirAsia dari “Now Everyone Can Fly” menjadi “Now Everyone Can Travel”. Pergantian slogan ini juga tidak lepas dari upaya Toni cs. untuk memperlebar sayap bisnis mereka yang rencananya akan menawarkan pengalaman baru untuk menginap dan melancong.“Kami melihat banyak peluang untuk memberikan layanan melalui situs web kami,” tandasnya.Ya, kelak situs web AirAsia mungkin akan mirip dengan Traveloka.com atau situs sejenis yang tidak hanya menjajakan tiket saja, melainkan booking hotel dan lain-lain.Baca Juga: AirAsia ‘Hilang’ dari Traveloka dan Tiket.com, Alasan Teknis atau Ada Tekanan?“Kami mulai dengan maskapai asing sesegera mungkin. Kelak, kami dapat bersaing dengan Expedia dan Agoda. Langkah pertama kami adalah membuat perjalanan menjadi lebih terjangkau, misalnya membuat harga tiket kereta api, bus, dan taksi menjadi lebih murah, ”terang Toni.Tidak menutup kemungkinan, Toni menambahkan, AirAsia.com akan menjadi portal lifestyle dengan menambahkan beberapa kategori baru, seperti destinasi wisata, kuliner, dan konten kecantikan/kesehatan. (Lombok Insider) Maskapai asal Negeri Jiran, AirAsia Group Bhd dikabarkan ingin berkembang di luar bisnis maskapai penerbangan ‘tradisional’, dan menurut kabar yang beredar pihak maskapai telah membangun situs web dan aplikasi travel dan lifestyle, layanan keuangan, dan operasi logistik. Chief Executive Group AirAsia, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes mengatakan, maskapai berbiaya rendah ini telah didekati oleh sejumlah perusahaan asing yang tertarik untuk bermitra dengannya dan memanfaatkan database besar milik perusahaan yang mencapai hingga 100 juta penumpang per tahun.Baca Juga: AirAsia X Genap Berusia 10 Tahun, Mantapkan Identitas Sebagai LCC Jarak Jauh“Kami berusaha untuk beralih dari sekadar menjadi maskapai penerbangan, dan mulai menggunakan lalu lintas penumpang kami untuk membangun sebuah platform. Kami mungkin memiliki salah satu situs web terbesar di Malaysia – atau bahkan di Asia Tenggara, ”katanya ujar Toni, dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman New Straits Times. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPeluas Pasar, AirAsia.com Resmi Tawarkan Tiket Penerbangan dari Maskapai Lain18/11/2019In “Basis Aplikasi”Mahathir Siap Jual Malaysia Airlines, Mungkinkah AirAsia Berminat Akuisisi?02/07/2019In “Featured”Dengan Airbus A330-900NEO, Ada Kemungkinan AirAsia Buka (Kembali) Rute ke Eropa12/07/2019In “Destinasi”last_img read more

See these exclusive Steelers practice photos from Heinz Field Family Fest, Aug. 6…(Photos by Brian Cook)

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Must-see video of Steelers practice at Heinz Field, Aug. 6…the players, the atmosphere…with Brian Cook

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Boldin turns focus from NFL to bridging racial divisions

first_imgBuffalo Bills receiver Anquan Boldin makes a catch during passing drills at NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y. on Aug. 8. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) _ Anquan Boldin didn’t decide overnight he was going to quit football in order to speak out against longstanding concerns over inequality in America.The recent deadly and racially charged conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, did, however, become the tipping point that caused Boldin to reassess his priorities and led to the Buffalo Bills receiver’s decision to retire after 14 NFL seasons.“I think anybody with any sense can see how divided we are as a country, and Charlottesville only magnified what we were already seeing,” Boldin told The Associated Press by phone Monday.He was disturbed by the hateful messages directed at African-Americans, Jewish people and the LGBT community during a rally involving neo-Nazis and other right-wing groups in which a counter-protester was killed and two Virginia state police officers died on Aug. 13.“That’s not the America that I want to live in,” he said. “And I think the only way that this America changes is that we as a people stand up and change it.”Boldin spoke a day after abruptly informing the Bills he was retiring some two weeks after signing a one-year contract with a base salary of $1.75 million.The NFL’s 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year, Boldin is no stranger to activism and humanitarian causes. He oversees the South Florida-based Q81 Foundation, which offers educational support for underprivileged children.He has lobbied for criminal justice reform at the state and federal levels since his cousin was killed by a plain-clothes police officer along the side of a Florida highway in October 2015.Difficult as it was to walk away from football, Boldin felt he could no longer stand silent on the sideline.“There’s not enough money in this world for me to continue to allow the things that are going on to continue to spread,” the 36-year-old father of two boys said.“I will not feel safe leaving this earth and having my kids have to live in the America that we have today.”Boldin then challenged NFL owners and executives to use their clout to demand change and back many of their players who are already doing so by protesting during the anthem.“You have your players crying out for help. That’s the reason why guys are taking knees during the anthem,” he said.“Just because we’re professional athletes doesn’t mean we’re exempt from the things that go on in society,” Boldin said, noting his position as an athlete couldn’t save his cousin from being shot.“If I’m an owner and I see one of my family members _ players _ hurting, I’d do whatever I can to make sure that my family is OK.”Boldin’s decision to retire coincides with what he witnessed during the anthem before Buffalo’s preseason game at Philadelphia on Thursday. Eagles defensive end Chris Long showed his support by putting his arm around cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, who stood in silent protest with a raised fist. Bills backup lineman Cameron Jefferson was so inspired by what he saw that he also raised his fist on Buffalo’s sideline.Boldin ranks in the top four among active receivers with 1,076 catches, 13,779 yards receiving and 82 touchdowns receiving.He spent last season with Detroit, where he had 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games.The former Florida State star spent his first seven NFL seasons with Arizona, then played three years with Baltimore and three with San Francisco. He helped the Ravens win the Super Bowl in February 2013.Lions safety Glover Quin credited his former teammate for having the courage for ending his career while knowing he can “have a bigger impact to do something else.”“I tip my hat to him,” said Quin, one of several NFL players who joined Boldin in addressing Congress last year. “One day, we’ll be able to look back on it and say, `That was the start of something great.”’A day later, Boldin feels he made the right choice and pays no mind to those who suggest he simply stick to sports.“I think it’s absurd to tell a person to stick to playing football when the issues that he’s talking about are affecting him,” he said.Earlier in the day in an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Boldin said his decision to retire had nothing to do with the Bills trading their top receiving threat, Sammy Watkins, in a pair of blockbuster deals on Aug. 11 , or how the team’s offense struggled in a 20-16 preseason loss at Philadelphia.He also discounted the notion he might reconsider retirement and choose to play for a contender later this season.“Do I feel like I can still play? Of course,” Boldin said. “My passion for the advocacy work that I do outweighs football at this point, so I’m not coming back to play for a contender or to do anything else. I’m done with the game of football.”___AP Sports Writer Larry Lage in Allen Park, Michigan, contributed to this report.___For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img

Pitt Preview: Panthers looking to take the next step

first_imgPitt’s Quadree Henderson picks up 84 yards on a kickoff return for the Panthers. (Photo by William McBride)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pat Narduzzi considers himself a bit of a sloganeer. The Pitt football coach adopted “Earn The Jersey” during his first season in 2015. Last fall the Panthers rallied around “The Pursuit.”This time around, Narduzzi has coined “Take It.” And it means exactly what you think it means.While the Panthers have put together consecutive 8-5 seasons under Narduzzi’s stewardship _ only the third time in the last 37 years Pitt reached the eight-win plateau in back-to-back years _ he doesn’t believe that’s anywhere near the ceiling. Not for a team that was the only one in the country to knock off national champion Clemson last season.In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi instructs his players during an NCAA college football practice in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)“We’ve need to take it to the next level,” Narduzzi said. “We’ve got to go take it is really where that comes from. Nobody is going to give us anything.”It’s a mantra that resonates with quarterback Max Browne. A five-star recruit coming out of high school, Browne spent three years at USC fighting for a shot at the controls. When it finally arrived in 2016, Browne’s tenure lasted just three games before he was replaced by freshman Sam Darnold.Frustrated, Browne graduated early and searched for one last shot. He found it at Pitt, which is developing a reputation as a place where quarterbacks can resuscitate their careers. Tom Savage did it in 2013 after making Pitt his third school in four years. Nate Peterman did it in 2015 and 2016 after coming over from Tennessee. Both are now in the NFL.Browne is in no mood to look that far down the road. He simply wants to play. His consistency during spring drills and training camp earned him the starting job for the season opener against Youngstown State on Sept. 2. And he has no plans of letting it go. There’s too much to be done. Namely trying to get that considerable chip off his shoulder, one he’s learned to embrace.“That will be a part of me for football, life, wherever I go,” Browne said. “I think that’s 100 percent the case. After year five, something has got to get you up, and that’s definitely the case.”Browne is hardly the only new face. Shawn Watson takes over as offensive coordinator after Matt Canada bolted for the same job at LSU. The Panthers averaged nearly 41 points a game last season by relying heavily on Peterman’s steady play and a running game led by resurgent James Conner.Watson opted to keep much of Canada’s creative scheme and even with Conner playing next door for the NFL’s Steelers, there are plenty of options. Quadree Henderson was an All-American as a kick returner and hopes to become a more consistent option at wide receiver. A deep backfield is led by 2015 ACC Rookie of the Year Qadree Ollison. Ollison took on a more supporting role in 2016 when Conner returned from a fight with cancer to become the leading touchdown scorer in ACC history. Ollison is eager to get back to work on a more regular basis.“When I was a freshman, I was just running around like with my head cut off,” he said. “Just running and it was a crazy year and it ended up being a good one. Now I’m way better than I was as a freshman.”Other things to look for as Pitt tries to reach the top of the ACC Coastal Division for the first time.ROUGH ROAD: The breakthrough moment of Narduzzi’s tenure came in a 42-39 victory over in-state rival Penn State last September. This year the Panthers have to travel to Happy Valley to take on a team ranked sixth in the preseason AP Top 25, part of a schedule bookended by tough stretches. Pitt faces the Nittany Lions on Sept. 9 and hosts Oklahoma State the following week. The Panthers finish the season by traveling to Virginia Tech then welcoming Miami the day after Thanksgiving.SHORTHANDED: Pitt allowed a staggering 332 yards passing per game last season, next to last in the country. Narduzzi remains dedicated to playing predominantly man-to-man coverage, confident his group will start to win more matchups than it loses. The Panthers will have to do it without highly touted recruit Paris Ford, who the team will attempt to redshirt after he missed the opening weeks of training camp for undisclosed reasons. Pitt will also play its first three games without star safety Jordan Whitehead, who is suspended for a violation of team rules.SHOWSTOPPERS: While average attendance at Heinz Field has risen since the move to the ACC in 2013, it can also be spotty. A record crowd of 69,983 showed up for the renewal of the Penn State rivalry, but only 34,049 showed up for the regular season home finale against Syracuse last year, a record-setting 76-61 victory by the Panthers. That’s not a typo. New athletic director Heather Lyke is working on strategies to keep the fan base engaged. The Panthers will give away a Conner bobblehead against N.C. State on Oct. 14, host a “Star Wars” night against North Carolina on Nov. 9 and move the playing of “Sweet Caroline” from its usual spot at the end of the third quarter. Instead, the staple will be played at different times in different weeks.___More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

50 years after Joe Namath’s Super Bowl success, WPIAL talent still making a mark throughout NFL ranks

first_img MALIK HOOKER was a dominant player at New Castle, before playing at Ohio State and now with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. ROB GRONKOWSKI played his senior season at Woodland Hills High School. He just won his third Super Bowl with the New England Patriots on Feb. 3, in the win over the Los Angeles Rams. (AP PHOTO) Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier BALTIMORE—During the second week of January 2019, Joe Willie Namath of Beaver Falls High School was acknowledged by several national sports talking heads for becoming the first WPIAL athlete to win a Super Bowl for an NFL team.Specifically, on Jan. 12, 1969, Namath predicted his New York Jets would overtake the then heavily-favored Baltimore Colts, while winning Super Bowl III in Miami’s Orange Bowl Stadium by a score of 21–16.In light of his famed prognostication, Namath became a national sensation and to this day, remains one of the NFL’s most prominent personalities. Notably, 50 years since Namath shined lights on athletic prowess of Western Pa. football talents, Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta (Feb. 3) again displayed the skills of Pittsburgh-area stars.Rob Gronkowski, the Woodland Hills High School product, is a perennial All-Pro tight end with the New England Patriots, while on the opposite side of the scrimmage line, Aaron Donald, a standout defensive lineman with the Los Angeles Rams, hails from Penn Hills High School and was a collegiate star at Pitt, both joining the likes of past homegrown Super Bowl participants like Joe Montana, Mike Ditka, Anthony “Hawk” Dorsett, Ty Law and Darrelle Revis – the latter four all hailing from Aliquippa, though Dorsett played at neighboring Hopewell High School.Alex “AJ” Johnson, a former North Braddock-Scott High School basketball prep star, who played in the 1971 Dapper Dan Roundball Classic, described Western Pa.’s penchant for developing successful gridiron stars.“The talent is there, but more importantly, there’s a unique approach among Western Pa. athletes, and it starts as early as the youth leagues—Pop Warner leagues.“There’s a real competitive spirit that propels youngsters onto a higher level,” added Johnson. “Our public school system is still solid, too—so kids aren’t necessarily forced into private schools to receive good education to learn good sports fundamentals.”Johnson recalled Donald as a tike whenever his father, Archie “Boomer” Donald, would bring his toddler son to local sports events.“I followed his career because I knew of his father. He’s had a brilliant career and has represented our city very well,” said Johnson. “We’re very proud of him.”In celebration of WPIAL success in the NFL since the days when Namath’s Tigers won the 1961 WPIAL Class A title, the New Pittsburgh Courier recognizes current players from the Greater Pittsburgh region and the WPIAL, who played on NFL rosters during the 2018 season.In addition to those players, Chicago Bears head coach, Matt Nagy, is another Pennsylvania native who enjoyed a successful season at the helm of the title-contending Bears, whose current season was abruptly cut short after the infamous “doink” field-goal miss by Cody Parkey.Nagy graduated from Manheim High School in Lancaster County.The list of players from the Pittsburgh area is as follows:•Allan Quay “AQ” Shipley (Arizona Cardinals), Moon High School•Aaron Donald (Los Angeles Rams), Penn Hills High School•Barry Church (Jacksonville Jaguars), Penn Hills High School•Branden Jackson, (Seattle Seahawks) – McKeesport High School•Brandon Fusco (Atlanta Falcons), Seneca Valley High School•Demetrious Cox (Carolina Panthers), Jeannette High School•Ejuan Price (Los Angeles Rams), Woodland Hills High School•James Conner (Pittsburgh Steelers), Erie McDowell High School•Jesse James (Pittsburgh Steelers), South Allegheny High School•John Wetzel (Arizona Cardinals) Brashear High School•Jordan Whitehead (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Central Valley High School•Lafayette Pitts (Jacksonville Jaguars), Woodland Hills High School•Malik Hooker (Indianapolis Colts), New Castle High School•Matt Nagy, Head coach Chicago Bears), Manheim High School•Mike Hull (Miami Dolphins), Cannon-McMillan High School•Montae Nicholson (Washington Redskins), Gateway High School•Nick Kwiatkoski (Chicago Bears), Bethel Park High School•Paul Posluszny (Jacksonville Jaguars), Hopewell High School•Quinton Jefferson (Seattle Seahawks), Woodland Hills•Robert Foster, Buffalo Bills, Central Valley High School•Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots), Woodland Hill High School•Rontez Miles (New York Jets), Woodland Hills High School•Sean Lee (Dallas Cowboys), Upper St. Clair High School•Stefen Wisniewski (Philadelphia Eagles), Central Catholic High School•Terrelle Pryor (Washington Redskins), Jeannette High School•Tommy Campbell, (CFL’s Montreal Alouettes), Aliquippa High School•Treyvon Hester (Oakland Raiders), Penn Hills High School(Stratton Nash and Barry Cox contributed to this story.) TY LAW, of Aliquippa fame, played at the University of Michigan and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. He was recently selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP PHOTO)last_img read more

‘Staying patient and knowing how to suffer was key’ – Marcelo

first_img Angels Fabregues 03/04/2016 On Ramos’ red card he said: “He didn’t hit [his opponents’] ear, but it’s problem, he always does everything to help the team.” Upd. at 00:02 For Marcelo, the key to the win was “staying patient and knowing how to suffer and in the end, with the players we have up front, we have resolved the game.”  The Madrid defender said his team “knew we had to suffer. It’s difficult to play against one of the best teams in the world and even more so at Camp Nou, but we have shown that we are competitive and we’ve shown our fans that we will keep working.”  Marcelo recognised that Real Madrid’s win over Barcelona was not easy, but said that his side “knew how to be patient and in the end we have won the game.”  The Brazilian said that with Zidane they do try to keep the ball more. “We knew it would be difficult against Barca, but we kept it well at times. From Keylor [Navas] through the whole team, everyone did well.”  CESTlast_img read more

Woman injured in driveway

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Semi-final pairings confirmed in Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues

first_imgTheir entertaining meeting in Swinford threw up nine goals, with Sarah Rowe bagging three of the Westerners’ while her DCU teammate Muireann Atkinson hit a brace at the other end.Mayo’s inside forward line of Rowe and the Kelly sisters – Niamh and Grace – were on fire, combining for 4-8, but Peter Leahy’s charges were made work for the win throughout.Meanwhile, Galway ensured progress to the knockout phase by overcoming Westmeath in Mullingar.Although it was quite a scrappy encounter, the Tribeswoman took control in the latter stages of the first half and never looked back. Stephen Glennon’s side ran out six-point winners.On Saturday, Dublin ensured that they’ll finish at the summit of Division 1 by seeing off already-relegated Kerry by 1-16 to 1-11 at DCU (St Clare’s).Sinead Goldrick netted Dublin’s goal while Donegal raised four green flags in their emphatic 4-11 to 2-3 victory over Cork in Letterkenny, Yvonne Bonner and TG4 All Star Niamh Hegarty grabbing a brace each.Dublin will meet Galway in the semi-finals, with Cork, who are aiming for a sixth successive title, pitted against Mayo.In Division 2, Waterford will meet Cavan in the semi-finals, while Tipperary have been paired with Armagh.Tipperary and Waterford had already secured a safe passage to the last four ahead of the final phase of group fixtures, which were rescheduled round 5 clashes.Waterford finished on top of the pile yesterday on head-to-head, as they claimed a 1-19 to 2-6 victory over Shane Ronayne’s side at WIT.Maria Delahunty impressed throughout and rattled the net before half-time as TG4 All-Ireland intermediate champions Tipperary suffered their first defeat since 2016.The Munster rivals and promotion hopefuls were joined in the semi-finals by Cavan and Armagh.It was all or nothing in Drumragh between the Breffni and Tyrone with a top four position up for grabs for the winner. James Daly’s side came out on top with Donna English’s late goal sealing their progression.Elsewhere, Armagh comfortably beat Clare by 11 points in Milltown. TG4 All-Star Aimee Mackin sparkled on the day, finishing with 2-6 and inspiring her side to their semi-final berth.Meanwhile, Sligo were relegated from Division 2 after their clash with Laois finished 4-12 to 2-12.In Division 3, table-toppers Wexford will face Kildare in the semi-finals, while Meath will play Down.Leitrim are relegated while in Division 4, there’s one outstanding issue to be resolved.Victory for Antrim over Derry in the remaining group fixture on Tuesday evening would seem them leapfrog Fermanagh into fourth place. 2017 TG4 All-Ireland finalists Mayo booked their place in the last four with a nine-point victory over Monaghan. Mayo and Galway have joined holders Cork and TG4 All-Ireland champions Dublin in the Lidl National Football League Division 1 semi-finals. Division 3:Wexford v KildareMeath v Down Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1:Dublin 1-16 Kerry 1-11 (SAT)Donegal 4-11 Cork 2-3 (SAT)Mayo 6-11 Monaghan 3-11Westmeath 0-7 Galway 0-13 Division 2:Waterford v CavanTipperary v Armagh Weekend results (Sunday unless otherwise stated) Lidl Ladies National Football League semi-final pairings:Division 1Cork v MayoDublin v Galway Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 3:Offaly 4-12 Wexford 4-8 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 2:Clare 1-10 Armagh 2-18Sligo 2-12 Laois 4-12Tyrone 1-9 Cavan 1-18Tipperary 2-6 Waterford 1-19 Division 4:TBCFixtures to be played on the weekend of April 21/22. Times and venues to be confirmed by the LGFA.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more