Thurles Sarsfields determined ahead of provincial rounds

first_imgThurles Sarsfields are determined to do better in the Munster club championship.Aidan McCormack, who scored 0-6 in their county final victory against Kiladangan yesterday, believes they can learn from their losses in recent years.The Tipp kingpins are due to face Waterford champions in the opening round of the provincial competition at the end of the month. Aidan is hopeful that Sars can compete seriously for this trophy.last_img

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Links of Gerrard to Celtic move busted

first_imgCeltic manager Brendan Rogers has poured cold water on speculation linking Steven Gerrard to the club.The 36 year old has left LA Galaxy and the Hoops are one of the clubs linked to the former Liverpool midfielder who worked under Rodgers at Anfield.The Celtic boss says he doesn’t want to add to claims they could link-up again.last_img

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O’Brien happy with start to training career

first_imgJoseph O’Brien says he’s very pleased with the start to his training career.The eldest son of Ballydoyle supremo Aidan O’Brien has had 40 winners since he got his licence in June.Prior to giving up race-riding the 23-year-old piloted horses trained by his father to victory in some of the most prestigious flat races in Ireland and Britain. However, he says his sights were always set on becoming a trainer.last_img

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FA Cup action

first_imgBarnsley play host to Blackpool, And Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich are away to National League leaders Lincoln. A home tie with Manchester City awaits the winners of the meeting of Crystal Palace and Bolton at Selhurst Park. Burnley meet Sunderland at Turf Moor with the winners facing Fleetwood or Bristol City in round 4 – they also meet tonight. National League side Sutton make the trip to AFC Wimbledon, last_img

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Spurs hoping to make last 16 of Europa League

first_imgThe creative midfielder was due to return to action next month but an ongoing ankle injury means that he won’t now do so. Tottenham welcome Gent to Wembley tonight needing to overturn a 1-0 deficit.Striker Harry Kane says changes to the side by the manager doesn’t mean they’ve given up on the competition.Meanwhile, Arsenal’s Santi Carzola has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.last_img

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Donnacha Ryan in Irish side to face Wales

first_imgThe 26-year-old will make the move following the conclusion of the Super Rugby season, in which he is representing the Southern Kings franchise. There’s one change on the bench with Tommy Bowe taking over from the injured Andrew Trimble.Wales are also unchanged for the game.Ulster have confirmed the signing of Prop Schalk van der this summer on a two-year deal.last_img

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Ballybacon Grange crowned Junior A hurling champions

first_imgAfterward their victory Manager Sean Maher spoke with Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson Ballybacon Grange created history when they won the county junior A Hurling title beating Toomevara at Boherlahan.Daniel O’Regan was scorer in chief for the south side as former All Ireland winning goalkeeper Brendan Cummins also chipped in with three long range second half frees.Toomevara battled bravely with a Paddy Grace goal sending them in level 1-5 to 0-8 at the break but it was all Ballybacon in the second half as they ran out convincing 0-19 to 1-11 winners in the end. Photo © Twitter @BallybaconGlast_img

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Amapakabo Denies Being Ousted from S’Eagles Camp

first_imgBut a report stated that he had been shoved out of the team by former Paris Saint Germain FC defender Rohr.“There is no truth in the report that I was told to leave the camp. On Tuesday, the Technical Adviser (Gernot Rohr) arrived camp and held a first meeting with everyone in camp, in a wonderful atmosphere.“He preached team spirit and insisted each and every person in camp is important. After the day’s training, I went to meet him for permission to travel to Enugu and lead my team against MFM FC in a rescheduled NPFL match yesterday.“He saw the need for me to be there and wished me good luck. The TA (technical adviser) also told me that it was important I returned to camp immediately after the match,” he reacted.Rohr, who had earlier declared his readiness to work with Nigerian indigenous coaches in order to leave a useful and positive legacy at the expiration of his contract, corroborated Amapakabo’s statement.“I never dismissed him. Rather, I was excited that we have a member of the technical crew doing so well with his club and I have heard many people say Rangers have a good chance of winning the League, and I know it is a great club with a great tradition.“He (Amapakabo) told me it was important for him to go as three points from there would see his team topping the table, with few matches left in the season. You can only encourage such a person.”Team official Dayo Enebi Achor also confirmed that former Nigeria junior international Amapakabo is being expected back at the team’s Le Meridien Hotel in Uyo this morning.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles’ Assistant Coach, Imama Amapakabo, has denied a report in the media that he was asked out of the team’s camp in Uyo by Franco-German Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr.The Enugu Rangers FC head coach was part of the team’s first training session in the Akwa Ibom State capital on Tuesday evening before leaving for Enugu yesterday morning to take charge of the ‘Flying Antelopes’ in a rescheduled NPFL match.last_img read more

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Kano Agada Beats Lagos Balmoral to Win Low Cup

first_img2017 LAGOS POLOKano Agad emerged champions of the Low Cup by beating Lagos Balmoral International 6 1/2 – 4 as the 2017 NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament came to a colourful end yesterday.The win also saw Agad clinch the Governor’s Cup to the delight of team Patron, Audu Dantata who ran in ecstasy to congratulate his two sons and other members of the triumphant team.With Senate President, Bukola Saraki leading a host of dignitaries at the final, Agad, who are formed by Nabil Dantata (0), Sadiq Dantata (+1), Idris Badamasi (+2) and Abdulmalik Badamasi (+2) went into the game on a 1 1/2 goal handicap and bettered the score by leading 4 1/2 – 2 at the end of the second chukka with Idris and Abdulmalik scoring their goals.Balmoral formed by Luqman Adebayo (+1), Baba Dangote (+1), Kabire Saidu (+2) and Isa Kwame (+3), mounted a challenge in the third chukka and could not come with any goal despite attempts by Adebayo and Kwame, the architect of Balmoral’s 10 – 4 1/2 win over Lagos United in the semifinal a day earlier.The Badamasi brothers puts the game to bed for the visiting team as Agad lead 6 1/2 – 2 at the end of the penultimate chukka.A late surge by Balmoral, who scored twice in the final chukka through Kwame, turned out to be a wasted effort as the seconds ticked out.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Osheku Leads Nigerian Coaches to 3rd IAAF World Coaches Conference

first_img*Gusau says conference is coming at the right timeTony Osheku, one of the most successful coaches Nigeria has ever produced is at the head of a three-man Nigerian delegation to the 3rd IAAF Coaches Conference which began Monday on the sideline of the 16th IAAF World Championships in London, United Kingdom.Others who attended the opening session of the four-day conference at the Hilton Canary Wharf in London includes Gabriel Okon who is the president of Nigerian Coaches Association and Patience Itanyi, the most visible and internationally-exposed female coach in Nigeria. The conference will discuss modern trends in coaching and some of the topics to be covered include physiological and metabolic background of endurance/strength/speed training, practical consequences for science-based endurance/strength/speed training and best practice of endurance/strength/speed/brain training.Osheku, who coached Falilat Ogunkoya to two Olympic medals in 1996 and two African records as well as the number spot in the women’s 400m in 1998 explains that the conference will also include what is required to coach world-class athletes.“It will also discus the brain as a performance-limiting factor. This conference is coming at the right time as we strive to re-launch Nigerian track and field and one of the key ingredients towards achieving that is getting in tune with modern trends in coaching,” said the coach who trained Libya’s Mohammed Khouaja to a 49.98 seconds national record and gold medal finish in the 400m at the African Championships in Nairobi, Kenya in 2010. It was also Libya’s first ever medal in the championships.Meanwhile, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) President, Honourable Ibrahim Gusau is delighted with the timing of the coaches conference.“It is an open secret that Nigeria is no longer a force in continental athletics and one of the reasons has to do with the failure to train and retrain our coaches. This is one of the cardinal programmes of the new administration I am heading and we will use this conference to kick-start this very important aspect of our plan,” he said.Gusau also explained that the coaches for the on-going world championships were selected not only because of their experience but also because of the need tochoose coaches who can easily grasp what will be discussed at the conference and in return share their experience with other coaches when they return to Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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