Sars coach says Munster title will be difficult task

first_imgPaddy believes that the exertions of the Tipp championship make it a little more difficult to come out on top in the province…Tipp FM’s live coverage of the match at Semple Stadium on Sunday gets underway at 1.50pm and will be brought to you in association with Vale Oil, Thurles, Clonmel and Waterford.We’ll also have second-half commentary on the County Senior Football Championship Final between Loughmore-Castleiney and Moyle Rovers, which takes place on Sunday afternoon too.  Coverage is in association with O’Connell’s Centra, Templemore. Thurles Sarsfields’ coach Paddy McCormack says adding the Munster title to their Tipperary crown won’t be easy.They face Ballygunner of Waterford in the quarter-finals of the provincial competition this weekend.Sars have been beaten by Cratloe of Clare and Na Piarsiagh of Limerick in the semi-finals over the past two years.last_img read more

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Thomand Park sold out for All Black match

first_imgThomond Park is sold out tonight for Munster’s meeting with the Maori All Blacks. Cahir’s Tommy O’Donnell will captain the hosts. And there will be a couple of familiar faces to the Kingspan Stadium crowd tonight for the Barbarians’ latest outing. Tommy Bowe starts on the wing, and Ruan Pienaar is on the bench for the Babas against Fiji. Kick off in both of tonight’s games is at 7.30.last_img

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Tipp footballers lose opening match of year

first_imgLiam Kearns’ side went down 3-11 to 1-3 to Kerry in Group A of the McGrath Cup.Diarmuid Foley got Tipp’s goal against the Kingdom’s impressive U21 side at Austin Stack Park in Tralee.The Premier’s next outing – also in the McGrath Cup – is against Cork in Dr Morris Park, Thurles, on Wednesday evening.last_img

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County Hurling Championship fixtures

first_imgPhoto © Nenagh Eire Og Twitter Account That game is the first of a double header in Semple Stadium this evening – the second game being Group 1’s Upperchurch Drombane facing Borrisoleigh at 7.Upperchurch Captain Paul Ryan says they’re going all guns blazing into the game…Also at 7 Kiladangan face Loughmore Castleiney in the same group.The Group 3 clash of Kilruane McDonaghs and Carrick Swans, originally supposed to be played this evening, has been put back to tomorrow evening at 6 o’ clock in BoherlahanFinally, the group 3 clash of Thurles Sarsfields face Nenagh Eire Og also throws in at 7.Tipp FM Analyst Tom McGrath says it’s hard to see past Sars in this one… The third round of games in the County Senior Hurling Championship get underway from 5.30 this evening.Come half past 8 the qualifiers from each group for the County Quarter Finals will be known.The half five throw in’s see the Group 2 clashes of Drom & Inch and Ballina, and Clonounty Rossmore against Portroe get underway – as well as the Group 4 clashes of Killenaule and Mullinahone, and Eire Og Annacarthy against Burgess.last_img read more

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Thurles Sarsfields crowned Mid Tipp Champions

first_imgAfter the game Sarsfields coach Paddy McCormack spoke to Tipp FMAudio: McCormack1[CLIP] Thurles Sarsfields were crowned Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling champions for 2017 after they overcame a strong Upperchurch Drombane challenge in the Ragg yesterday evening.The Church started brightly going in 1-7 to 0-8 to the good at the break and led throughout until Sars got a grip on the game and took the lead with 10 mins to go.The county champions held on to win by a single point on a 1-14 to 2-10 scoreline.last_img read more

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Nigeria’s Imeh Upsets French Star, Fransen, Moves into Second Round

first_imgFemi SolajaA lowly-rated Nigerian player, Joseph Imeh Ubon on Tuesday caused a major upset in the second leg (Futures 5) of the ongoing Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship when he shocked French player, Stephan Fransen, in one of the first round matches played at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan..Imeh, who is ranked number 1951 in the world, proved too much for Fransen, ranked 562. With cheers from fans at the venue, the Nigerian youngster defeated his opponent in a game that ended 0-6,6-3,6-0. Surprisingly, the French player was a finalist in the men’s singles in Futures 4.Imeh will now play tournament Number 4 seed, Ilkel Cem of Turkey in the second round this morning.However, Henry Atseye could not make it like Imeh as he retired in the second set of his game against Ilija Vucic of Serbia with a 6-2,2-0 result. Also, Christopher Bulus was defeated 6-4,6-4 by Thomas Setodji of France in another game. Other men’s singles results saw Lance-Pierre du Toit of South Africa beat Giovanni Samaha of Liberia 5-7, 6-3,6-0.Tournament’s Number 1, Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran, got the best out of France’s Manuel Guinard in straight set of 6-4,6-0, while Egyptian Sherif Sabry beat Alexis Klegou of Côte d’ Ivoire.Barakat Oyinlomo Quadri was defeated by French Harmony Tan, who is the Number 8 seed in straight sets of 6-4,6-0.Also Futures 4 winner in the women’s singles, Israeli Deniz Khazaniuk beat Adetayo Adetunji 6-1,6-1.Meanwhile, Conny Perrin of Switzerland scaled the hurdles to the second round after her opponent, Jesmin Jebawy of Germany retired in the second set of their match. The match ended 6-0,2-0. Number two seed, Ayla Aksu from Turkey beat Tiffany William of Great Britain 6-4,6-4Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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‘I’m Coming To Win,’ Ghana’s Ayiitey Warns Afonja Warrior     …

first_img“He holds no surprises for me. I’ve seen him fight on many occasions and can confidently say he is not as good as me. I am going to Ghana with the belt. Ghana has always been ahead of Nigeria in sports,” he bragged.The biggest fight on the night will see Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph take on Abdulrahim Ahmed of Egypt for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title. Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi will also fight for the ABU light welterweight title against Michael “Tyson” Odhiambo of Kenya.Also in the welterweight category, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will take on Chijioke “Painless” Nigige for the vacant national title. The lighweight division will see Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu go up against Kehinde “Ijoba” Badmus, while Jimoh “Hogan Jnr.” Lukman will fight Rilwan “Scorpion” Opatola.In the middleweight division, Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna will fight David “Cosmos”Awosika in a challenge bout.Tickets for the event are available online at ariiyatickets.com, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets, Freedom Park and National Stadium, Lagos.Free bus rides are available to take ticket holding fans from the stadium to the venue and back. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram GOTV BOXING NIGHT 13    Arye Ayiiteh, contender for the West African Boxing Union (WABU) middleweight title, has vowed to dethrone reigning champion, Nigeria’s Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed, when they meet at GOtv Boxing Night 13 on 26 December.The event, which will feature musical performances by Small Doctor, Simi, Falz and Reekado Banks, will witness seven bouts. Speaking from his Accra base on Sunday, Ayiitey said he is familiar with Afonja’s style, having watched him fight at various editions of GOtv Boxing Night.last_img read more

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Ekiti Set for Inaugural Ikogosi 10km Race

first_imgHe informed that forms can be picked at the Olukayode Oluyemi  Stadium, The Pavilion and the office of the commissioner of Youths and Sports, Ado-Ekiti.At a stakeholders meeting held Thursday at the ministry of youth and sports, Perm Secretary of the ministry, Yemi Owoseni, who represented the commissioner for Sports, said the event will open Ekiti more to the country urging youths from all parts of the country to be part of the event. He said the event is part of Governor Fayemi’s commitment to develop the youths in the state through sports stressing that series of sporting programmes will be unfolded in the coming year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The stage is set for the 1st Ikogosi Road Race scheduled to hold December 14 in Ekiti State.The 10km race themed “Ekitikete Lets Run” is organised under the Ikogosi Marathon initiative and is expected to feature over 5, 000 runners with the male and female winners getting N 1m each. The second to fifth finishers in the male and women will each get 500, 000, 300, 000, 100, 000 and 50, 000 respectively while others in the top 10 will also get varying cash prizes. There will also be lots of consolation prizes for the runners.“This will serve as a test run for want promises to be a very big event in subsequent editions. And we are grateful to Governor Kayode Fayemi for his commitment to ensure the success of this programme,” Race Coordinator, Muyiwa Babalola, stated.last_img read more

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White Sox righty Giolito tossing no-hitter thru 7 vs Pirates

first_imgLast Updated: 26th August, 2020 07:41 IST White Sox Righty Giolito Tossing No-hitter Thru 7 Vs Pirates Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Giolito has struck out 10, walked one and thrown 76 pitches Tuesday night.An All-Star last year, the right-hander retired the first nine Pittsburgh hitters before walking Erik Gonzalez to start the fourth.The Pirates, hitting a collective .229 this season, brought the majors’ worst record into the matchup.Chicago leads 4-0.Image credits: AP Written By FOLLOW US LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE COMMENT First Published: 26th August, 2020 07:41 ISTlast_img read more

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