The West Tipp club will have to get the better of Young Munster if they’re to reach the decider.The Limerick club are currently third in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League.Cashel committee member Peter Silke says winning won’t be easy but is taking hope from past runs in the competition. Kick-off at Spafield is at 2.30pm.
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Tipp FM will bring you live commentary on the match tomorrow afternoon. The build-up begins at 1.50pm. Our coverage will come to you in association with Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles. It seems manager Liam Kearns was sufficiently happy with the display last time out against Longford to go with the same XV for the trip to Tullamore.This is the team that will line out at O’Connor Park:1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash2. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers3. Paddy Codd – Killenaule4. Willie Connors – Kiladangan5. Emmett Moloney – Drom & Inch6. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule8. Liam Casey – Cahir 9. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle11. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe12. Brian Fox (Capt.) – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15. Philip Austin – Borrisokane
Photo © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography Tipp’s camogie players went down at the hands of Wexford yesterday 2-12 to 2-7.It was the third game for the Premier in Group 2 of the All Ireland Championship, and it was a must-win for them to go forward to the All Ireland Quarter Finals.At half time Wexford led, 1-5 to 4 points, with Tipperary coming back to level to pull themselves right back into the game, only to have it slip away once again. The girls have yet to play Offaly in their final game of the group.
Phil Taylor attempts to win the World Matchplay darts for a sixteenth time tonight.The 16-time world champion takes on Peter Wright in the final in Blackpool.It’s the last time he’ll be playing at the tournament before retiring at the end of the year. Photo: Pixabay
Meanwhile, Paul Dunne meets Sweden’s Lars Fahbring in the second round of the Paul Lawrie Matchplay tournament in Germany today.And Europe will attempt to win the Solheim Cup back from the U-S-A, when the biennial tournament tees off in Ohio this afternoon. Padraig Harrington has pared his first hole to remain on 4 under par on Day 2 of the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.The Dubliner is 5 shots behind the leader Matt Every.Shane Lowry and Seamus Power have spent the night on 3 under, Graham McDowell 1 over par Photo © – Tipp FM
Leicester has also been issued a charge of failing to control their players after their reaction to the awarding of West Ham’s penalty in the 83rd minute, which came about after Wes Morgan was adjudged to have pulled back Winston Reid.“Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct for his behaviour following his second half dismissal against West Ham United on Sunday,” an FA statement confirmed yesterday.“Leicester has also been charged for failing to control their players following the awarding of an 83rd minute penalty to West Ham.“Both the player and the club have until 6pm on Thursday 21 April 2016 to reply to their charge.”Vardy’s dismissal was one of a number of controversial incidents during the draw, in which Leonardo Ulloa equalised from the spot deep into injury time after Andy Carroll was adjudged to have pushed over Jeffrey Schlupp.Carroll accused Moss of trying to “even out” the match after the dismissal of Vardy and penalty to West Ham caused uproar among the home fans inside the King Power Stadium.Chelsea striker Diego Costa was given a two-game ban after admitting to a charge of improper conduct following a similar incident during Chelsea’s FA Cup exit to Everton in March.The Spain international remonstrated with referee Michael Oliver on the pitch after receiving a second booking, prompting the FA to issue an additional one-match suspension, a fine of £20,000 and a warning over his future conduct.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following his red card in Sunday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with West Ham.The England forward was given a second yellow card for simulation after going to ground in the penalty area following a tangle of legs with Angelo Ogbonna.Vardy was incensed with referee Jon Moss and was alleged to have sworn at the official before leaving the pitch.The 29-year-old will miss Leicester’s next game at home to Swansea City but could now also face a longer suspension, meaning he could sit out the trip to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on May 1.
Race Director, Zakari Amodu, observed at the weekend that the first and only IAAF Bronze Label race in Nigeria will live up to its billing as one of the prestigious road races in the world.“Everything is set for a good race,” begins Amodu.“The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) have set requirements for us to follow as a bronze label event and I can tell you we have met all the requirements and have even moved several steps higher,” he continued. “What we are waiting for is just for the race day to be here so that we can put into practice all we have been doing in terms of keeping to the requirements.“We have met the requirement concerning the number of elite athletes that must be present for a bronze label event. In fact, we have met the requirement for a gold label event which, considered alongside other requirements which we have also met will facilitate our upgrade into a silver label event,” he further said and revealed they have met other conditions like insurance cover for the athletes, the equality of the prize money, doping controls and other requirements outlined by the IAAF.“The IAAF requested that we subscribe to a third party liability insurance policy to cover the risks for which the race organisation may be held liable, including any accident which might occur to athletes and officials and this we have done with Linkage Assurance.“The international body also requested that prize money offered to competitors, including bonuses for times achieved shall be equal for all competitors regardless of their nationality or gender – in other words prize money for places should be equal for men and women and for nationals of the host country and athletes of other nationalities. This we have also done where the prize money for the first eight finishers are the same for men and women,” Amodu explained and added that drinking/sponging and refreshment stations will be adequately staffed by competent personnel and that water and refreshments shall be provided free of charge for all participants on the course and at the finish area.“The whole course from Apana Road to Okpekpe will be closed to vehicular traffic, with the exclusion of official vehicles, for the duration of the event. The start will be traffic-free until the last runner has started and the finish will be traffic free until the last runner finishes.On doping we have appointed one of Nigeria’s foremost sports medicine practitioners, Dr Akinwunmi Amao to be our chief anti-doping officer and everything needed to ensure a dope-free race have been provided,” said Amodu who explained that athletes are always scared when they know the man heading the anti-doping unit is a no-nonsense and honest.“That’s what we have in Dr Amao. We have also provided a doping station at the finish area for the race. You can see that we are very ready for Saturday,” concludes Amodu.The Okpekpe International 10km Road Race is organised by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, a leader in sports marketing, sponsorship, hospitality and rights acquisition business with operations in Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have restated their readiness to organise a bigger and better event on Saturday, May 7 in Okpekpe in Edo State.
The LMC noted that studies indicated that radio remains the most preferred medium of information in Nigeria and “it is also based on this that we sought radio broadcast partners to take this league which is a strong unifying platform for Nigerians to the people, most of who cannot afford alternative sources of electricity power”.In the deal, the radio stations are entitled to undertake live broadcast of NPFL matches and also produce twice weekly preview and review shows featuring interviews, analysis and public opinions on the players, the matches and the clubs.The LMC said it will welcome interests from other radio broadcast stations that have the capacity to undertake live broadcasts of NPFL matches.“The expansion of the NPFL reach is part of our vision to grow the brand, offer greater and extensive experiences of the matches through the media and also deliver value to the fans and sponsors”, the LMC said.It further expressed optimism that with the entry of the two radio stations with their different audience segments, “the NPFL is poised to add new target groups that includes the eclectic urban youth segment and those of the inner cities”.There are no right fees attached to this deals as we consider it as a core social investment activity of the LMC to grow the NPFL”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram *Stations now to broadcast live matchesSports Radio Brila FM and Megalectrics Limited became the first radio stations to be issued radio broadcast rights of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following the signing of separate Memorandum of Understanding MoU between the stations and the League Management Company (LMC).Megalectrics Limited based in Lagos is the owners of radio broadcast licenses of Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM while Sports Radio Brila, the first all sports radio station in Nigeria operates the Brila 88.9 FM stations in Lagos, Onitsha, Abuja and Kaduna.A statement from the LMC described the issuance of the non-exclusive rights to the stations as ‘part of our deliberate strategy to take the Nigeria Professional Football League live matches to the people where they are especially in the inner cities and villages”.
Kaduna-based Team Offikwu on Sunday in Lagos completed their fairy-tale run by beating defending champions Team Tombim 4-2 to clinch the 2016 NCC Tennis League Cup.In a tight but exciting tie played at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club and watched by former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, Team Offikwu took the two reverse singles to put the tie beyond the reach of defending champions. The team which debuted this year had recovered from 2 -0 down Saturday to level the tie 2 -2 and on Sunday, the young team took the two reverse singles to make the last mixed doubles match inconsequential.Sylvester Emmanuel, the arrow head of the “come-back kids” once again proved to be the match winner when he beat national champion, Moses Michael, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in what proved to be the final match. Albert Bicom had earlier beaten Emmanuel Paul 6-4, 6-4.In his remarks, Dalung praised the level of organisation of the competition saying the success of the NCC Tennis League is a testimony that sports in Nigeria is better off being private sector driven.“The competition was taken to all the zones of the federation, offered very huge prize monies which made several young men and women millionaires with no kobo coming from government. This is a good example for the sports federations to follow,” Dalung saidAlso in his post-match remarks, Ekwueme, who expressed delight that Nduka Odizor,” the Duke” was at the finals, expressed delight with the level of play and organization of the tennis league.“It was a very exciting event and I thoroughly enjoyed the matches. If this competition is sustained Nigeria should be able to produce world beaters in the very near future,” the former vice president who still plays and follows tennis at the world level observed passionately.Team Offikwu got N7 million while runners-up Team Tombim got N5 million. Team Civil Defence winners of the third place concluded last Friday went home with N4 million while the fourth place team, Team FCT got N2 million.The competition was organised by the International Tennis Academy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“When we came into the tournament with Ivory Coast we were not in sparkling form so that is what makes me think everything is possible in a competition like the African Cup.”Only two coaches have won the Cup of Nations three times, with Charles Gyamfi achieving the feat in charge of Ghana in 1963, 1965 and 1982. Hassan Shehata also won it three times with Egypt between 2006 and 2010.Just getting out of their group would be an achievement for Renard and Morocco, however.They had already lost midfielders Younes Belhanda, Oussama Tannane and Watford’s Nordin Amrabat to injuries before twinkle-toed Southampton star Sofiane Boufal withdrew with a knee injury at the weekend.Any team would struggle to overcome such losses, even if Morocco still have quality at their disposal, not least in the shape of Juventus centre-back Mehdi Benatia, the captain.The Atlas Lions will come up against DR Congo, Togo and Renard’s former team the Ivory Coast in Group C in Oyem as they look to go beyond the group stage for the first time since reaching the final in Tunisia in 2004.“The hardest part will be this first round with Ivory Coast and DR Congo, two massive teams, as well as Togo,” Renard said.“I put pressure on myself because I am not afraid to say that not reaching the quarterfinals would be a failure. I didn’t take the job to not go beyond the group stage, even though we are in a very difficult section.”He added: “Morocco have not done anything in a major competition for 15 years now. That is a long time and there is a lot of expectation.”While Renard led the Ivorians to glory two years ago, Moroccans could only look on – their country, African champions once in 1976, had given up the hosting of the tournament to Equatorial Guinea over ebola fears and were thrown out as a result.“The fact that I have had a lot of success in recent years also makes people think that alone can make the difference. But that doesn’t matter, what matters is the spirit of the team and the way we go into our matches,” added Renard, who had a brief and disappointing stint in charge of Lille in his native France after leaving the Elephants.“The biggest problem for Morocco coming into this competition is to say to ourselves that we are capable of doing something and to go out and do it. We need to have confidence in ourselves, not fear anyone.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Herve Renard is looking to do something in Gabon that no coach has done before and win a third Africa Cup of Nations title with a third different country.The Frenchman leads Morocco into the tournament having won the title with the Cote d’ Ivoire years ago and with Zambia, the last time it was held in Gabon in 2012.However, Renard, 48, knows it will not be easy with his Morocco side shorn of several key players due to injury.“We would like to do it, but it is easier said than done,” Renard said during a press conference in Paris organised by beIN Sports.