Done deal! QPR goalkeeper Green signs new contract

first_imgQueens Park Rangers goalkeeper Rob Green has signed a new two-year deal at Loftus Road.The 34-year-old helped the Hoops earn promotion back to the Premier League last season and has now put pen to paper on a new contract until the summer of 2016.Green, who was voted man of the match in QPR’s Championship play-off final victory against Derby County in late May, told the club’s official website: “I’m really pleased to have signed the contract.“The first thing on my mind, after relaxing and enjoying winning promotion, was to get my future sorted, so I’m delighted we’ve managed to get everything done ahead of pre-season.”He added: “I had a nice break after the long season. I feel refreshed and recharged and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.”Green, who has 12 England caps, has endured a mixed time since moving to the Hoops in 2012 from West Ham but having made the number one jersey his own last season, he is relishing a return to the Premier League.“At the start of last season all I was focused on was playing football – thankfully that happened and we got promoted at the end of it all.“This season is very much the same. I want to play week in, week out. We want to aim high, but we won’t get carried away. We learnt a lot of lessons last time, so we will keep our targets in-house and be fully focused on the season ahead.“We can’t underestimate the difficulties of the Premier League.” 1 QPR goalkeeper Rob Green last_img read more


first_imgA Letterkenny man, who fell from his bike a week ago, has died from his injuries. Brian McIntyre, 35, of Windmill View, died at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on Saturday night.The incident happened in the Glencar area of the town at around 7.30pm on July 9th. Mr McIntyre was found by a passer-by having fallen from his bike.The exact details of what happened are still unclear.Gardai rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area.It had initially been thought the man had been the victim of a hit-and-run. The man was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital but then rushed to Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital where he is being treated for a head injury.A Garda spokesman confirmed the incident was not a hit-and-run.“It appears that the man fell off his bike. We are not looking for anyone in relation to the matter and we do not believe it was a hit-and-run.“The man has since been transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he is being treated,” he said.PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF NEWSPIXIRL EndsLETTERKENNY MAN WHO FELL FROM BIKE DIES FROM INJURIES was last modified: July 18th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:accidentCYCLISTletterkennylast_img read more