Blaise Matuidi showcased his growing reputation with a brilliant double in France’s 2-1 win over Serbia on Monday night.The PSG midfielder delivered a bullet header and then a wonderful first-time volley to clinch victory for the French in a friendly in Paris.Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic bundled in a consolation for the visitors, but they couldn’t muster an equaliser.There was plenty of Premier League interest on show too, with Manchester City’s Bacary Sagna and Elaquim Mangala starting for the French alongside Manchester United’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud.And England’s top flight was also heavily represented by the Serbian team, with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and Nemanja Matic, Liverpool’s Lazar Markovic, Southampton’s Dusan Tadic all starting with Mitrovic leading the attack.
BREAKING NEWS: NAOMH Conaill have nominated a Tyrone man to be the next manager of the Donegal Senior Football team.The Glenties club have put forward the name of their former manager Cathal Corey to take the county manager’s role.Mr Corey, a father of three who works as a sales rep for a national stove company, was the joint manager of Naomh Conaill with Jim McGuinness in 2009. The coach – nephew of Derry manager Brian McIvor – took the club to the county title and an Ulster final against Crossmaglen in 2010.He is highly respected in the game, and in particular by Jim McGuinness.Up until now former Donegal No2 Rory Gallagher was being seen as the front runner for the position but Corey’s nomination is being seen as an ‘exciting’ development.His dedication to Donegal could be seen in an AIB promotional video taken on the day of the All-Ireland Final last month when he refused cash for his club in return for tearing up his match ticket. But he said he felt duped afterwards after the video appeared to show him rejecting the money.He said he was offered just €500, not €2,000, and that the video left out his offer to make the donation himself.He said he received abusive messages afterwards.“I said to him: look, I don’t have much money, but I’ll give my club €500 out of my own money, but I want to go see the match here today,” said Corey at the time, saying he was personal friends with McGuinness, Leo McLoone and the Thompson brothers.“They were friends of mine, and I wanted to go to that match. Leon Thompson offered me the tickets – they were their tickets they got for their family and good friends, and I didn’t want to miss the game.” But instead, he said the video (below) seemed to show him rejecting €2,000 for his Tyrone club so he can see Donegal play.Cathal said he thought nothing more of it until the following Tuesday, when he received a text message from a friend telling him he was right not to rip up his ticket. He had not seen the video that that point.“The second that I watched it and seen them giving your man a cheque for €2,000 I knew … the way people were going to be.”“It made it look like they had offered me and the other four or five people €2,000 – but that wasn’t the case. I knew I was going to get s***.” NAOMH CONAILL NOMINATE FORMER McGUINNESS COACH FOR COUNTY MANAGER’S JOB was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Cathal CoreydonegalGlentiesJim McGuinnessManagerNaomh Conaill