The battle for the Dan Breen Cup reaches its penultimate stage this weekend.Killenaule and Kiladangan meet in the second part of a Tipperary Water Senior Hurling Championship semi-final double header in Thurles on Sunday.Clonoulty-Rossmore will attempt to dethrone holders Thurles Sarsfields in the opening clash at Semple Stadium. The West Tipp side’s manager Philip Quirke believes his players are ready for the huge challenge that faces them.
The Limerick native claimed a unanimous points win in New York.It was his 39th professional bout.
In Ladies Football and the Tipp Minors have secured a confortable victory over Limerick in their Munster B championship clash this afternoon.The Premier Ladies were leading in Lattin from the outside and at half time clocked up 3-07 to Limerick’s 0- 04 pointsThey then secured a hat trick of goals in the second half while the Treaty women clocked up 2 goals but it wasn’t enough and Tipperary ran out 6-8 to 2-6 winners. Photo © Twitter @TippLadiesFB
He says they’re looking forward to the game…Meanwhile, Tipperary’s full forward line of John McGrath, Seamie Callanan and Bubbles O’ Dwyer pose a huge threat to the Galway goal.Galway Goalkeeper Colm Callanan says they’ll have to make the most of their puckouts to stay on top tomorrow afternoon…Throw in is at 4 o clock tomorrow afternoon, and Tipp FM’s live coverage of the game comes in association with Mulcahy Car Sales Ardcroney, Nenagh and Connolly Man O’Connell Street, Clonmel. Tomorrow sees Tipperary face Galway in the All Ireland semi final for the third year running.Galway go into the game as favourites, having had a good run in the championship, with Tipp’s performances having earned them the spot through the qualifier route.Tipp captain Padraic Maher says the team are still getting the results they want without yet reaching the heights of last year. read more
Throw in is at 1.30 in Cashel – the winners will face Lorrha in the County final.County Board chairman Michael Bourke says the Under 21’s is a very important category.Finally, in GAA action, Roscrea and Toomevara will renew their rivalry from the Seamus O’Riain hurling final – when they meet in the Division 2 County Hurling League Final.That game, fixed for Moneygall, also gets underway at 1.30. Nenagh Eire Óg and Kiladangan go head to head in the North Tipp U21 A hurling final this afternoon – throw in in Borrisoleigh is at 2 o clock.But first up Cashel King Cormacs and Emly Treacy’s go head to head in Tipp town in the West Under 21 semi final at 12.30In the second of the County Under 21 B semi finals it’s Moycarkey Borris against Cahir. Photo © Tipp FM
Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabay Thursday’s race card in Clonmel has been cancelled due to ground conditions.The decision was made following a track inspection.The full card will be rescheduled for next week.
But City, who’ve now gone three games without a win in all competitions, equalised in the 72nd minute when Nolito headed in Silva’s cross as former Barcelona teammates turned managers Pep Guardiola (City) and Ronald Koeman (Everton) had to settle for a point apiece.“We did absolutely everything – Everton create just one chance which was a goal,” said Guardiola. “The players have all the qualities to score penalties but we miss a lot. Hopefully we will score more of them in future.”At the Emirates, Theo Walcott scored twice as Arsenal defeated Swansea for a sixth straight win in all competitions. Walcott struck in the 27th minute after Jordi Amat failed to clear Hector Bellerin’s headed cross.The England international doubled the Gunners’ lead seven minutes later following Hull’s failure to clear a corner.Swansea, in former United States manager Bob Bradley’s first game in charge, saw Gylfi Sigurdsson equalise in his 100th appearance for the Welsh club with a 38th-minute curling shotBut Mesut Ozil marked his 28th birthday by restoring Arsenal’s two-goal advantage with a 57th minute-volley.Swansea saw Borja Baston pull a goal back and Arsenal had to play the final 20 minutes a man down after Granit Xhaka received a straight red card for a challenge on Modou Barrow.“We could never capitalise on the two-goal cushion but at least we got the three points,” said Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager.Tottenham dominated possession at The Hawthorns only for former Spurs star Nacer Chadli to put the Baggies ahead eight minutes from time. But Dele Alli’s 89th-minute equaliser preserved Spurs’ unbeaten league record.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “We missed the opportunity to achieve three points but in the same way it was a difficult game.”Liverpool will go level with the top two if they beat bitter rivals Manchester United tomorrow.Chelsea hammered champions Leicester City 3-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses.Defeat meant the Foxes had won just two of their eight league games this season and manager Claudio Ranieri, a former Chelsea boss, said: “Our approach to the match was not good.”The result gave Antonio Conte, Ranieri’s fellow Italian, a much-needed win after speculation he was about to be sacked as Chelsea manager.“From the start I asked them to play well with intensity and to try to do what we are doing in training,” said Conte. “This is the best game for us.”Stoke won in the league for the first time this season as Wales international Joe Allen made it four goals in his last three games by scoring twice in a 2-0 win at home to basement club Sunderland.Meanwhile West Ham climbed out of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win away to London rivals Crystal Palace in Saturday’s late kick-off. Manuel Lanzini’s 19th-minute goal proved decisive in a match where Palace’s Christian Benteke missed a penalty on the stroke of halftime.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City twice missed penalties in a 1-1 draw with Everton yesterday as 10-man Arsenal went level with them on points at the top of the Premier League table after seeing off Swansea 3-2. Arsenal leapfrogged Tottenham Hotspur into second place after their arch north London rivals also dropped points in a 1-1 draw away to West Bromwich Albion.Following fouls by Phil Jagielka, Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg saved penalties from Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero – his second spot-kick failure this week after he was off target in Argentina’s World Cup qualifying defeat by Paraguay.Romelu Lukaku then fired the visitors ahead in the 64th minute at Eastlands before substitute Aguero’s miss. read more
Algeria coach Georges Leekens has remained defiant about the chances of his team even after a crushing 3-1 loss in Nigeria on Saturday.Algeria are now bottom of group B of the qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, five points adrift of leaders Nigeria after two rounds of matches.“One thing is for sure, we have not been eliminated,” maintained the Belgian coach to africanfootball.com.“It will be difficult to qualify for the World Cup, but nothing has been decided yet.”He said the Desert Foxes were not lucky especially in the second half when they dominated play.“We were slightly better than Nigeria in the second half, but we were not lucky,” he lamented while insisting he will not give any excuses for his team’s defeat.In August 2017, the North Africans face a banana skin trip to Zambia, whose confidence has been partly restored after a competent 1-1 draw in Cameroon after they lost to Nigeria at home in their opening tie..Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
B arcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said in February he was “in a hurry” to wrap up the Liga title and his side will almost certainly get to celebrate a 25th league crown at last when they play at Deportivo La CorunaÂ on Sunday.Barca need a draw against Clarence Seedorf’s struggling side to clinch the title and the trophy could even be theirs before they kick off if Real Madrid fail to beat Leganes earlier today and Atletico Madrid are unable to win at Alaves four hours before Barca’s game starts.The Catalans have led from the front this season, topping the table in week two, and no-one can begrudge them a title which they have looked certain to win since they beat Real Madrid 3-0 onÂ 23 December, marching 14 points clear of their arch- rivals and nine ahead of Atletico.Barca’s surprise draws against Getafe and Espanyol briefly offered Atletico hope of chasing down Valverde’s side when they closed the gap to five points ahead of a top-of-the-table clash in March, but a superb free kick from Lionel Messi gave Barca a 1-0 win to lift them eight points ahead.They never looked back and are still unbeaten in the league, five games from becoming the first team since Real Madrid in 1932 to finish a La Liga campaign undefeated and the only side to do so since the league was expanded to more than 10 teams.The title win would also complete the club’s seventh double after they hammered Sevilla 5-0 in the King’s Cup finalÂ on Saturday, an utterly dominant victory which went some way towards healing the wounds from their shock Champions League elimination by AS Roma.While Barca are preparing for a title party at Riazor, Deportivo might end up feeling like they are at a funeral as the Galicians will be relegated back to Spain’s second tier for the first time since 2014 if they do not beat Barca and Levante win at Sevillaon Friday.Andres Iniesta has announced he will be leaving Barcelona this summer after 22 years at the club.The 33-year-old’s announcement came during a press conference at Barcelona’s training groundÂ on Friday, bringing an end to a glittering career at the Nou Camp.The midfielder was in tears during the announcement, which was attended by his Barcelona team-mates.Iniesta, a World Cup winner with Spain, won eight La Liga titles, with a ninth set to be secured in the coming weeks, alongside four Champions League wins and six Copa del Rey crowns.Iniesta is expected to move to Chinese Super League club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, with their president Gong Daxing recently admitting they are in negotiations with the Barcelona midfielder.“This is my last season here,” he saidÂ on Friday. “I have thought my decision through for a long time. For me, Barca is the best club in the world – this club has given me everything.“I would like to thank my team-mates and everyone who accompanied me every day, they made me be better. It’s been a dream come true, lots of titles, important moments throughout my career. I am very happy to have played for this club. I am proud.” Regarding his future, Iniesta said: “There are still things to work out, different things. I said I would never play against Barca, so it’s not going to be in Europe. We will know at the end of the season.“I’m almost 34, I’ve left everything out on the field, I’ve given everything to the club, and if I couldn’t give everything up to now, I wouldn’t be happy. I want to be happy, like I have been here.”Iniesta joined Barcelona’s youth academy when he was 12. He went on to become one of the best players in its history, helping the team win 31 titles, a club record he shares with Lionel Messi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that “nobody should feel safe” in the English Premier League title race and insists Chelsea and Arsenal remain in the hunt.Klopp’s side will reach the halfway point of the season on Boxing Day at the top of the table after establishing a four-point lead.Chelsea and Arsenal, who are fourth and fifth respectively, are 11 points behind the Reds with 20 games to play. “No-one should feel out of the race,” said Klopp.In eight of the past 10 seasons, the leaders on Christmas Day have gone on to win the Premier League.The two exceptions were in 2008-09 and 2013-14 – and on both occasions it was Liverpool who slipped from top spot to finish the season in second.Klopp, whose side is unbeaten in the league and host Newcastle United on Wednesday (15:00 GMT kick-off), added: “No decision is made, why should it be?”The German’s comments came after Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said Liverpool and Manchester City are “clear favourites” for the title after his side thrashed Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday to narrow the gap to second-placed City to two points.“I saw the game against Everton – who played absolutely more than OK – and then they (Spurs) hit pretty much everything and it was really impressive how Tottenham did,” said Klopp.“The same will happen to Arsenal and Chelsea.“For me, they (Tottenham) were never out so why should people be surprised they are now in?“A lot of teams are in whatever you call the title race, and that is how it should be,” observed the German tactician.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Jurgen Klopp read more