Town have the won the trophy on multiple occasions while their opponents are seeking to lift it for the first time.The match is being played at The Complex, Clonmel.Kick-off is at 2 o’clock.
TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA — Nearly 16 years after being convicted, and almost 27 years after the crimes were committed, a north-central Iowa drug kingpin has become the first Iowa defendant in over five decades to be executed.52-year-old Dustin Honken of Britt was convicted in 2004 of murder while engaged in drug trafficking, witness tampering, and soliciting the murder of a witness in connection with the 1993 murders of 34-year-old Greg Nicholson, 32-year-old Terry DeGeus, 31-year-old Lori Duncan and Duncan’s two children, 10-year-old Kandace and six-year-old Amber. Their five bodies were found buried in a field southwest of Mason City in the fall of 2000.The execution was carried out at the federal prison in Terre Haute Indiana, where two other executions were held earlier this week after a 17-year hiatus of federal executions.Honken was pronounced dead at 4:36 p.m., the Bureau of Prisons said. Honken was one of the Midwest’s early large-scale producers of methamphetamine and was originally sentenced in 1997 to a 27-year term for making and distributing drugs.Honken’s girlfriend Angela Johnson was also convicted in connection with the murders and was sentenced to death, but her punishment was reduced to life in prison in 2014.Earlier today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals denied Honken’s latest motion for a stay of execution pending appeal. It’s possible that Honken’s attorneys will appeal to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and then finally to the United States Supreme Court.Honken is the first Iowa defendant to be put to death since 1963. The state of Iowa abolished the death penalty in 1965, but federal prosecutors successfully sought to execute Honken for killing government informants and children.=== The US Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa Peter Deegan issued a statement to KGLO News prior to today’s execution.“As Attorney General Barr has stated, Congress and Presidents from both parties have authorized the death penalty for the most heinous crimes, and the crimes of Dustin Honken are no exception. Honken has received the thorough, fair and due process afforded by the American criminal justice system, and now we owe it to the victims that he receive just punishment for his terrible crimes against them.” The Associated Press contributed to this report
Ben Duckett starred with an unbeaten 70 as England Lions pulled off a narrow one-wicket win over India ‘A’ in a low-scoring fifth and final match of the unofficial ODI series here Thursday to prevent a clean sweep by the hosts.Buckett’s knock, which includes 10 fours and a six, helped the visiting team overhaul India A’s score of 121 all out in 35 overs, amid mounting tension.Earlier, opting to bat after skipper Ankit Bawne won the toss, the India ‘A’ batsmen found the going tough on a wicket aiding the bowlers.KL Rahul (0) who struggled in the previous two matches of the series, was dismissed off the first ball of the match. He was bowled by right-arm paceman Lewis Gregory for a duck to continue his run of low scores.England Lions struck at regular intervals as only three host batsmen — Siddesh Lad (36), Axar Patel (23), Deepak Chahar (21) reached double figures.Test specialist Rishabh Pant, who was picked in the squad to enable him get some time in the middle ahead of the T20 series in New Zealand, fell for a 14-ball 7 to seamer Jamie Overton.Mumbai batsmen Lad held firm even as wickets tumbled around him, hitting seven boundaries in his 40-ball knock, before nicking one to ‘keeper Alex Davies of Overton.At 72 for 7, India ‘A’ was in danger of being bowled out for less than 100 before Patel and Deepak Chahar (who hit two fours and a six) added 30 runs for the 8th wicket.Pace bowler Overton was the most successful Lions bowler with 3 for 24 while fast-medoum bowler Tom Bailey took two wickets.advertisementIn reply, England Lions lost opener Will Jacks (6) in the second over as Deepak Chahar had him caught by Lad.Tight bowling by the Chahar brothers – Deepak (3 for 25) and leg-spinner Rahul (3 for 43) and Axar Patel (2 for 22) meant the English team had trouble in reaching the small target. The visiting captain Sam Billings, who has had a good run in the series, fell for 8 to Deepak Chahar.Left-handed Duckett, who played four Tests before finding himself on the sidelines, battled hard and kept his cool even as the other batsmen failed to cope against some good bowling from the Indians.He hit 10 fours and a six in his knock and enabled the Lions secure a consolation win in the company of the No.11 Tom Bailey (1 not out).The teams will next play a two-match series of unofficial tests, starting on February 7 in Wayanad.Brief scores: India ‘A’ 121 all out in 35 overs (Siddesh Lad 36, Craig Overton 3 for 24) lost to England Lions 125 for 9 in 30.3 over (Ben Duckett 70 not out, Deepak Chahar 3 for 25, Rahul Chahar 3 for 43). Also Read | India vs New Zealand: Trent Boult condemns India to heavy defeat in Hamilton