Tipp hurlers play part in Munster Interpro win

first_imgTipperary’s Conor Sweeney scored 0-1 in the match. Seamus Callanan was the province’s top marksman with 1-7, Mikey Breen got 1-1, John O’Dwyer struck 0-2 and Dan McCormack chipped in with a point.Munster’s 3-21 to 0-15 win means they’ll play Leinster in the final.However, the province’s footballers are out of the Interpros – Ulster beat them 3-17 to 0-15 at Parnell Park, Dublin.last_img

Sides from the Premier in hunt for silverware

first_imgFethard are just 80 or so minutes away from glory – provided they get the better of Dungarvan in the final of the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Bowl. In the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup Quarter-Final all three sides from Premier still in it are away from home.Cashel meet Bandon, Clanwilliam face Cork Constitution and Clonmel square up to Richmond.Nenagh Ormond are at home to Castleisland in the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Plate while Thurles travel to take on Presentation in the same competition.last_img read more

Renehan places second in U16 All Ireland Poc Fada Championships

first_imgTipperary’s Brendan Cummins finished in 6th place. Tipperary’s Ryan Renehan has come second in the u16 All Ireland Poc Fada Championships in the Cooley Mountains.Cathal Kiely of Offaly, has won for the second year in a row.Meanwhile, Tadhg Haran, of Galway has won the All Ireland Senior Poc Fada comptition. Photo: Cappawhite GAA Twitterlast_img

LMC, La Liga Set to Seal Partnership on Tuesday

first_imgThe two bodies are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a partnership that will cover exchange of knowledge, trainings for Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club coaches and administrators, La Liga and NPFL clubs’ exchanges, marketing, commercial, promotional activities and Youth Development.Dikko said the visit is a landmark for the NPFL as it will be a culmination of strategies for extensive and wholesome development of the league.“As a developing league, we have continuously sought collaborations with some of the global model league management and La Liga is the first of such coming into fruition. There are several benefits that will accrue from this relationship and we intend to tap deeply into their over 25 years of experience of commercialization of football,” said the LMC Chairman.The delegation which will arrive in Abuja on Monday will pay a courtesy visit to the Hon. Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung and the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria; will also undertake a tour of the Abuja National Stadium.“The formal unveiling of the partnership between the NPFL and La Liga will hold on Tuesday while we would create opportunity for stakeholders to interact with the delegation at some point during the day”, Dikko further disclosed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A delegation of the Spanish League (La Liga) Board will arrive in Nigeria on Monday for a bilateral meeting with the League Management Company (LMC) to conclude discussions on collaboration between the two leagues which began during a similar visit by the LMC to Spain earlier this year.The LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko and the Chief Executive Officer, Hon. Nduka Irabor, were in Madrid, Spain from February 29 to March 1 for follow-up talks with the La Liga initiated talks when both Leagues met at the Forum of World Leagues in Germany.The La Liga delegation will be led by the President, Javier Tebas, International Advisor, Melcior Solar, Head of La Liga South Africa, Antonia Barradas and the Head of La Liga Middle East office who is also in charge of African affairs, Fernando Sanz.last_img read more

Perez: Real Madrid Already Strong Enough

first_imgReal Madrid President Florentino Perez has not ruled out making further signings this summer, but believes his team is already strong enough to contend for every available title in the 2016-17 season.The Spanish giants have been relatively quiet in the transfer market, with the club re-signing Spanish striker Alvaro Morata from Juventus while selling Jese Rodriguez and Denis Cheryshev to Paris Saint-Germain and Villarreal.Perez, whose side beat Sevilla 3-2 in extra-time on Tuesday to lift its third Uefa Super Cup, said on the club’s official website: “Up until 31 August anything can happen, but we’re really satisfied with the players that we’ve got. It’s very difficult to improve our squad.”Real’s priority is to strengthen their midfield line for the 2016-17 campaign. However, the Champions League winners lost out on signing French midfielder Paul Pogba, who rejoined Manchester United from Italian champions Juventus earlier this week on a reported world record fee of £89m ($115.98 million).Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, who was also a target of Real, extended his contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2021 last week.Perez insists that Real have enough quality to compete against the top European sides.“We’ve got an extraordinary squad,” he said.“We’ve got the best players in every position, as was seen at the European Championship.”Real, who finished runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga last season, showed on Tuesday that they have enough depth to challenge for every title in the 2016-17 campaign by winning the Uefa Super CupAgainst Sevilla on Tuesday, Zinedine Zidane’s side played without six regular starters, including stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but still beat the Europa League winners in their first competitive match of the season to lift the trophy.A Daniel Carvajal extra-time winner handed Zidane his second title as Real coach.“We’re very pleased because it’s not easy to win the Super Cup and we’ve won the last three we’ve played after winning the Champions League,” Perez said. “It’s deserving of a lot of praise and all the more so at the start of a season in which, after the European Championship, not all of the players are available.“We’ve still got to work very hard and our ambition is always to win it all.”Real begin their quest for their first La Liga title since the 2011-12 campaign at Real Sociedad on August 21.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Woods Signs Ball Deal with Bridgestone Golf

first_imgWoods returned to competitive golf after an absence of almost 16 months at the Hero World Challenge earlier this month in the Bahamas, where he continued to use Nike irons but switched to a TaylorMade driver and fairway woods.The 14-time major champion also put a Bridgestone ball into play for the first time and was clearly satisfied with the results as he signed a multi-year contract with the manufacturers.“Finding the right golf ball is extremely important,” Woods, who turns 41 at the end of the month. “It’s an essential part of my equipment, and the Bridgestone B330-S ball is hands-down the best for my game.“Controlling launch and trajectory is critical, and with this ball I feel I have total control to hit all shots accurately. I’m not just here to play – I’m here to win.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tiger Woods has announced he had signed a deal to use Bridgestone golf balls as he begins a series of equipment changes.The likes of Woods and Rory McIlroy are currently in the process of altering their set-up following the decision of Nike to cease production of clubs and balls, although they will continue to supply clothing and footwear to many of the world’s leading players.last_img read more

Kano Pillars Consolidate at the Top as Three Players See Red

first_imgNPFL… NPFL… NPFL… By Duro IkhazuagbeOn a day three players from three different clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) saw red for various infractions of Match-day 11, Junior Lokosa continued his brilliant form this season, scoring his 10th goal as Kano Pillars beat Go Round FC 2-0 to consolidate at the top of the log.The Sai Masu Gida now have 20 points but have now played two more games than champions Plateau United who formerly occupied top spot in the table.Pillars blew the chance to take the lead in the 29th minute when Lokosa missed from the spot.They were awarded another penalty kick in the 57th minute when Chris Kpekpe handled Victor Dennis’ cross inside the box which was duly converted by Alhassan Ibrahim.Lokosa finally hit the back of the net five minutes from time to double his side’s lead. He was set up by Salisu Mustapha for the goal.At the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, Ifeanyiubah picked its first away point of the season as they held hosts, Rivers United FC to a 1-1 draw result.The Anambra Warriors were awarded a penalty in the 59th minute when veteran goalkeeper Rotimi Sunday hacked down Seka Pascal in the box.Rotimi was sent off for the dangerous play with Onyekachi Chidume scoring the spot kick.Ochefu Salefu restored parity for the home team five minutes from time, blasting home from 18 yards.Also, in Nnewi, Heartland FC’s   Fuad Ekelojuoti was sent off four minutes from time in the game Lobi Stars defeated the Imo State team 1-0 to move to the second spot on the log. Samad Kadiri scored the winner in the 25th minute.In Maiduguri, Niger Tornadoes goalkeeper, Edwin Nwakanma, was the third player to be sent off in the Match-day 11 clashes as they pulled a goalless draw with hosts El Kanemi Warriors.Nwakanma was sent off at half-time for assaulting a ball boy.In Akure, Sunshine Stars and Enugu Rangers battled to a 1-1 draw while Abia Warriors defeated Kwara United 1-0 with captain of the team Austin Obaroakpo scoring the winner in the 52th minute.MATCHDAY 11(Results)Kano Pillars 2 – 0 Go RoundHeartland 0-1 Lobi StarsSunshine  1 – 1 RangersRivers United 1 – 1 IfeanyiubahNasarawa Utd 1- 0 Wikki Abia Warriors 1 – 0 Kwara UtdEl-Kanemi 0 – 0 Tornadoes Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Falana on Course as Teams Battle for BOA Lawyers Q/Final

first_imgComing into sunday’s second leg of the Round of 16 stage of the 2018 Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Lawyers’ Football Tournament with a 4-0 advantage the law firm of Falana & Falana is as good as qualified for the quarter-final.Except Jackson Etti/Edu is able to conjure some sort of magic today at the AstroTurf2000 venue of the competition in Ikoyi, Lagos to overturn the deficit, Falana will be through to the quarterfinals.Another mouth-watering clash appears to be the tie between Olisa Agbakoba Legal and the Lagos State Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) which first leg ended goalless. Both teams are past champions of the competition and only one of them will be left to continue pursuing the trophy after today’s clash. Rickey Tarfa was held to a 2-2 draw by ACAS/UUBO, who they will enter the pitch to sort themselves out, just as SOOB/NICCOM and WiseView/Grey Chapel will also battle for a quarterfinal final ticket. Their first encounter ended goalless.BA Law/Probitas hold a 1-0 advantage over Punuka going into the decider, while ADVOCAAT and Templars will begin on a clean slate as their first leg ended goalless.Pinheiro and Babalakin have the arduous task of overcoming their 0-2 deficits when they meet ALP/SPA and Banwo & Ighodalo respectively in the battle for the last eight tickets.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Rohr Commences Holiday, Back in January

first_imgSuper Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has commenced his winter holiday and is expected back in the country in January, footballlive.ng can report.Rohr is heading for a long break away from Eagles’ duty, following a busy spell that saw his side play four matches across two months in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.It turned into a remarkable turnaround of fortunes for the Eagles, following their disappointing first-round ouster at the World Cup in Russia, as they beat Seychelles away, won home and away against Libya, then wrapped it up with a 1-1 draw in South Africa last weekend. Gernot Rohr Just three days after sharing points with Bafana Bafana at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, Rohr was again on the bench for the Eagles in an international friendly against Uganda at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.Although many Nigerians were disappointed to see that match end goalless in the Delta State capital, they took consolation from seeing several young players get starting shirts with the Eagles, as Rohr keeps up his vision of building a formidable squad for the future.Incidentally, about this time in 2017, Rohr headed out to celebrate the yuletide season of Christmas and New Year with his Madagascan wife.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

66 players opt out of NFL season due to coronavirus pandemic

first_imgLast Updated: 7th August, 2020 07:37 IST 66 Players Opt Out Of NFL Season Due To Coronavirus Pandemic Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday’s deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, whole those voluntarily opting out receive $150,000 as an advance against future salaries WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th August, 2020 07:37 IST COMMENT FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News center_img Written By LIVE TV A total of 66 players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half of them linemen.Twenty offensive linemen and 11 on defense opted out before Thursday’s deadline. Players with a medical opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend, whole those voluntarily opting out receive $150,000 as an advance against future salaries.No team has come close to New England in losing players for the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 10 with Houston at Super Bowl champion Kansas City. The Patriots, already minus several stars who left in free agency — including, of course, Tom Brady to Tampa Bay — saw eight opt outs: running back Brandon Bolden, offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, tight end Matt LaCosse, wide receiver Marqise Lee, offensive lineman Najee Toran and fullback Dan Vitale. Hightower, Cannon and Chung were key contributors in recent seasons.Only three teams had no one opting out: the Steelers, Falcons and Chargers.“Those are not easy decisions to make as a player, especially when you love the game,” said Broncos safety Justin Simmons, who will play this season. “But family will always come first. And I’ve had a lot of difficult conversations with my wife and, yeah, it’s not ever going to be easy. Just like for the rest of America, it’s not easy on anyone right now.”The rest of the breakdown by positions:11 wide receivers; eight linebackers, six cornerbacks, four running backs, three tights ends and safeties. The were no quarterbacks, kickers or punters opting out.Should a player decide to walk away after Thursday’s deadline because of a changed medical circumstance, he would get a stipend — unless he already exceeded the value of the stipend in the time he was active. Otherwise, there will be no financial compensation for voluntary future opt outs.There also are salary cap relief machinations attached to opt outs. Contract bonus payments due to be applied to the cap in 2020 will be delayed a year even though the bonus has been paid.Image credits: AP SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more