Month: September 2020

  • All eyes on Semple as County final day approaches

    first_imgMeanwhile, the captain of Thurles Sarsfields says his team aren’t thinking about the possibility of winning three county titles in a row.Padraic Maher’s side are looking to emulate the feat last achieved by the club in the 1960s. The Tipp star thinks Sars’ focus is totally on the challenge that will be posed by Kiladangan on Sunday.Tipp FM will have live commentary on the final at Semple Stadium on Sunday.  Our build-up will begin just after 3 o’clock – coverage will be brought to you in association with Top Oil, Thurles. Kiladangan need to ‘focus’ on the job in hand if they’re to win their first ever county senior hurling title this weekend.Darragh Egan says the players can’t let themselves be distracted by the excitement of the fans in the lead up to the clash with defending champions Thurles Sarsfields at Semple Stadium.However, he believes that supporters should enjoy their side being in such a big match…last_img read more

  • Doping report says London 2012 was corrupted

    first_imgProfessor Richard McLaren says over 1,000 athletes benefitted from Russian security services hiding failed drugs tests at Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2011 to 2015.His independent report says several medallists were involved in the state-sponsored cheating – information which supports his initial findings published in July.last_img

  • Dylan Hartley to have hearing tomorrow

    first_imgDylan Hartley’s hearing will be held tomorrow in London following his citing.The Northampton and England Prop was red carded during the Saints defeat to Leinster last Friday night after he struck Sean O’Brien.Under World Rugby’s Sanctions a striking ban can be anything from 2 to 52 weeks.last_img

  • Pro 12 Action

    first_imgAt the same time, Connacht are looking to keep alive their hopes of an automatic Champions Cup spot.Pat Lam has made seven changes for their meeting with Edinburgh at Myreside. Rory Best and Paddy Jackson are back in Ulster’s starting fifteen for tonight’s visit of Cardiff Blues to the Kingspan Stadium.Less Kiss’ side are hoping a win will keep them in the playoff spots.Kick off at Ravenhill is at 7.35. Photo © Pat Flynnlast_img

  • Taylor ready for World Title fight

    first_imgTaylor says she’s happy to get another win under her belt. Katie Taylor says she’s ready for a world title fight after comfortably overcoming her latest opponent.She enjoyed a third round stoppage over Jasmine Clarkson at the Barclays Centre in New York for her sixth win since turning professional.It’s thought a shot at a world title could happen in Ireland before the end of the year.last_img

  • Pre Season training going well for the Tipp hurlers

    first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Pre season training is said to be going well for the Tipp senior hurlers.They’ve played a number of challenge games, and are doing heavy training in tough conditions.The Premier are looking forward to the league opener against Clare on January 28th. Tipp captain Padraic Maher says players are fighting tooth and nail for a place on the starting 15…last_img

  • New faces expected for Waterford clash

    first_imgThe bench will be emptied by Tipp senior hurling management in their League games this season.That’s according to their goalkeeping coach, Toomevara’s Ken Dunne, who says the panel is looking strong.He says a number of new faces will feature again this weekend, in Tipp’s second outing – this time against Waterford in Semple Stadium. Speaking following Tipp’s loss to Clare last weekend, Dunne said the league is an opportunity to see new players in actionThrow in is at 7pm on Saturday evening, and there’ll be full live coverage here on Tipp FM in association with Sullivan Family Butchers Brooklands, Nenagh.last_img read more

  • Tough Draw Awaits S’Eagles in W’Cup Qualifying Campaign

    first_imgAFTERMATH OF FIFA RANKINGFemi SolajaStrong indications emerged last night that the Super Eagles of Nigeria may have to thread on a tough path to reach the World Cup final tournament in Russia in 2018 following the position of the country in the latest ranking released by the World football body, FIFA. Although the three-African champions had an improved six spots movement upward in the new ranking, the inability to be among the top five on the continent means Nigeria may likely not be in pot one during the draw ceremony later in the year.Nigeria are now 61st in the world, but still very much outside the top five in Africa and number 12 on the continent.The current top five on the continental ratings namely; Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal and Egypt are likely to will enjoy a better chance of making Pot A of the draw on June 24 in Cairo, Egypt.Meanwhile FIFA will next week announce the lucky five top seeds and it is unlikely that any of the current top five nations will lose out.The climb up the FIFA rankings was as a result of the two wins the Super Eagles achieved against Mali and Luxembourg in the last one week ensured they amassed 559 points.In Africa, they are placed behind Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Congo DR, Guinea, Cameroon and Congo.After crashing out of AFCON 2017, Nigeria will be seeking to qualify for a sixth World Cup finals when the qualifying series for Russia 2018 begin in October.The 20-teams still in the competition will be drawn into five groups of four teams each with the five overall group winners qualifying to represent Africa at the Mundial in the Siberian nation.Meanwhile, Argentina and Belgium held firm to the first and second spot in the world while Austria returned to the top 10 with Euro 2016 hosts, France moving up four places to 17th in the world.Slovakia and Madagascar were top movers. The Europeans climbed eight steps to the 24th place, while the Africans rose 29 places into the top 108.The next world ranking will be published on 14 July 2016 with COPA America and EURO 2016 tournaments expected to play a prominent role in the next ranking list.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Sports Betting Company, NairaBet, Renews Craze Clown Deal

    first_imgShooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan shirt sponsors, NairaBet, tuesday renewed its partnership with Nigerian comedian, Emmanuel Ogonna Iwueke, popularly known as Craze Clown on Instagram and SnapChat.NairaBet that also has Super Falcons and Arsenal Ladies’ forward, Asisat Oshoala, as brand ambassador, penned the new deal with the Ukraine-based act who is a final year medical student at Kharkiv National Medical School.Speaking at the event, MD/CEO of NairaBet, Akin Alabi, said that he was happy to continue the partnership with Craze Clown.“We as a sports betting company are proud of the impact Craze Clown has on our brand. We know he has well over 1.4 million followers on the social media which puts him amongst the top artistes in the country enjoying such privilege,” observed Mr Alabi.While reacting to the new deal, Craze Clown who has former Liverpool star, Mario Balotelli and almost half of Nigeria’s Super Eagles players as followers of his blog on the web, described the NairaBet chief executive as a father figure.“I met him when I lost my father. He has been everything to me. I get all that in need as one of the brand ambassadors of NairaBet.The comedian who is barely four months away from graduating from medical school pledged to continue to impact on the NairaBet brand.Although detail of the new deal was not revealed, it was learnt that it is one that is making the comedian to be smiling to his bank.“It is a mouth-watery deal in the region of couple of millions of Naira. He is going to feature in a couple of commercials for us and be part of our events when necessary,” revealed a top official of the sports betting company shortly after the contract signing ceremony at its Lekki headquarters.The official hinted that very soon, the company “ is going to be involved in other sports related events very soon. With our involvement with Oshoala and Shooting Stars of Ibadan, we have the Nigerian sports scene in our radar just as another rival betting company is sponsoring newly promoted NPFL club, Remo Stars FC of Sagamu.Apart from Oshoala, another brand ambassador of NairaBet is popular Nigerian musical act, Phyno and Skuki.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Danny Jordaan Fails in FIFA Seat Attempt

    first_imgHe lost to the relatively unknown Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi in the election at Sharm El Sheikh that capped the Extraordinary General Assembly of CAF. FIFA president, Gianni Infantino was in attendance. According to www.sportsvillagesquare.com, in an election that went into two rounds, Nyamilandu, a former international for Malawi, eventually won with 35 votes as against Jordaan’s 18.The race had begun with five candidates. But before the first ballot, Elvis Chetty of Seychelles and Nick Mwendwa of Kenya withdrew, leaving three to contest.In the first round of voting, Nyamilandu had 23 votes while Tanzania’s Leodegar Tenga had 14 and Jordaan had 16.Since none fulfilled the requirement for the majority votes needed, there was a second round of voting between the top two as Tenga of Tanzania who came third in the first round had been eliminated.It was in the final vote that the Malawian prevailed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram South Africa’s Danny Jordaan has failed again in the bid to replace Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi as Africa’s representative in the FIFA Council.The Ghanaian had in June resigned his position in the 37-man FIFA Council after being accused of taking a prohibited cash gift of $65,000 in a bribery sting. He is under investigation by FIFA’s ethics committee.He was the chief organizer of the only World Cup, South Africa 2010, ever held in Africa.last_img read more