Frappart set to referee Liverpool vs Chelsea Super Cup clash

first_imgStephanie Frappart will become the first female official to referee a major UEFA men’s match when she takes charge of the Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea.UEFA have confirmed Frappart, who refereed the FIFA Women’s World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands in Lyon, will officiate the clash between the Champions League and Europa League winners in Istanbul on August 14.Frappart will lead a team made up of predominantly female officials in the European season’s curtain-raiser, with Manuela Nicolosi of France and Michelle O’Neill from the Republic of Ireland appointed as her assistant referees. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes Frappart’s appointment represents another significant step forward for women’s football.”I have said on many occasions that the potential for women’s football has no limits and I am delighted that Stephanie Frappart has been appointed to officiate at this year’s Super Cup along with assistant referees Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O’Neal,” Ceferin said.”As an organisation, we place the utmost importance on the development of women’s football in all areas. I hope the skill and devotion that Stephanie has shown throughout her career to reach this level will provide inspiration to millions of girls and women around Europe and show them there should be no barriers in order to reach one’s dream.”At the 2019 #SuperCup in Istanbul, a female official will take charge of a major UEFA men’s competition event for the first time ever.Huge congratulations to Stéphanie Frappart and her predominantly female team of officials on the appointment https://t.co/KHrJiRAY7Q— UEFA (@UEFA) August 2, 2019Frappart previously became the first female official to take charge of a Ligue 1 match when she oversaw a fixture between Amiens and Strasbourg in April, and the 35-year-old will join the pool of referee’s for France’s top flight in 2019-20.Nicole Petignat has refereed in a UEFA men’s competition before Frappart, though they were not major games, with the Swiss official having taken charge of three qualification games for the Europa League between 2004 and 2009.Frappart will have the help of VAR during the Super Cup, with male compatriot Clement Turpin set to be the video official. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Higher child cyclist and pedestrian road fatalities this year

first_imgTHE LATEST GARDA and Road Safety Authority figures show a rise in road fatalities in the first seven months of this year.Five more people died on Irish roads between January and July 2014 when compared to figures for the same period of last year.There were 104 fatal collisions, in which 113 people died.The figures show an ‘alarming increase’ in the number of child, cyclist and pedestrian casualties, according to a joint Garda and RSA statement on the figures.Pedestrians account for the highest proportion of vulnerable road user deaths, with 23 killed (an increase of nine deaths on the same period of 2013). In eighteen of the 19 cases where information was available, the pedestrian was familiar with the area in which the collision occured.The figures show a higher number of deaths among pedestrians aged over 65 and under 15.In the first seven months of this year, 13 children aged under 16 died, of which seven children were pedestrians and six were car passengers. Across all 12 months of last year, seven children died.Nine cyclists have died on Irish roads, compared with five across all of last year.Last year’s spike in motorcycle casualties has continued into this year, with 15 motorcyclists killed in collisions.The one area with an improved record was driver deaths, which fell from 55 deaths for the January-July period of 2013 to 45 this year.Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe appealed to road users to “take greater care on the roads and to “understand the consequences of failing to do so.”“It could mean the loss of your licence, heartbreak and anguish for our loved ones or God forbid the stigma of being responsible for someone’s death or debilitating injury,” he added.Road Safety Authority CEO Moyagh Murdock said: It is frightening to think that on the basis of the first half of 2014, more people could die this year compared to last. And of course 2013 saw the first jump in roads deaths since 2005. Out of respect for those who have been killed and maimed, we simply have to do all in our power to put a halt to this unacceptable loss of life.Chief Superintendent Michael O’ Sullivan, Garda National Traffic Bureau reminded road users that simple things that road users do or don’t do, such as wearing a seatbelt, could “very much determine whether you live or die if a collision occurs”.Two-year-old boy killed after being hit by van in Tipperary >Drivers caught speeding today will get more penalty points under new rules >last_img read more