The defending champions won their latest outing in the competition away to Clonakilty 22-5.Things didn’t go so well for the other Tipp club in the top flight.Clanwilliam lost 25-19 in Galbally while Kilfeacle went down 21-14 to Richmond at their home ground.
It’s reported he’s the unanimous choice to lead the team in the effort to reclaim the trophy from the USA in Paris.He’s played in the event three times – and been part of the backroom staff on four occasions.
St Michaels are in action this evening – They travel to Limerick to take on local side Broadford United in the Munster Junior Cup Semi Final.Kick off at Ballingarry is at 5 pmElsewhere and Borrisokane and Nenagh Celtic clash in the Ricky Fogarty Cup Final in North Tipperary – Kick off in Ballinree is at 6.15
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter will testify during Michel Platini’s appeal against his ban from football, following a request from world football’s governing body, a source close to the case said yesterday.Platini, the suspended head of European football confederation UEFA, will challenge his six-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday.“Blatter will testify on Friday, at the request of FIFA”, said a source who was not authorised to discuss the case publicly, but confirmed the information first reported by L’Equipe newspaper.In December, FIFA’s ethics judges found Platini guilty of ethics violations, conflict of interest and other offences in connection with a 2 million Swiss franc ($2 million, 1.8 million euro) payment he received from Blatter in 2011. Both men claim the payment was part of a legitimate oral contract for consulting work that Platini did between 1999 and 2002, but FIFA’s in-house court found that explanation unconvincing.The pair were first suspended for eight years in December, but a FIFA appeals panel reduced the bans to six years in February, citing mitigating circumstances.UEFA has said it will not replace Platini until all his appeals are exhausted, while CAS has indicated it would rule on the Frenchman’s case before the June 10 start of the Euro 2016 tournament, which is being hosted by France.If Platini’s appeal is successful, he could reclaim his UEFA post in time to preside over the tournament.WedShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
â€œ We needed someone local flavor to help us bring the LaLiga experience closer to our fans which is why we have partnered Legacy Sportsâ€.Also Speaking at the event, the CEO of Legacy Sports, Mr Philip Diwan said the partnership will be of immense benefit to Nigeria football.â€œLaLiga has granted us exclusive rights to market them in Nigeria, both in the digital and offline space, we are also going to set up a world class academy to develop young talented players who will be trained by Spanish coaches who will reside here in Nigeria, players in this academy will also be granted a scholarship to cover their education and the cost will be bone by Legacy Sportsâ€™.â€œWe will also have coaching instructors from Spain to train our grassroots coaches, and we will also organise events for the fans because without them, there will be no clubs and no leagueâ€Mr Diwan listed some of the events to be organised which includes the LaLiga trophy tour, the El Clasico public viewing event and a LaLiga legends vs Nigeria legends match.The Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC) Malam Shehu Dikko, who was also at the event expressed his delight at the partnership which he said is in line with the vision of the partnership between the LaLiga and the NPFL.Dikko said there was expectation of Spanish clubs coming to the country for their pre-season camping, a situation he believes would promote the league in the country.Reacting to the partnership, the Head of La Liga Nigeria, Mutiu Adepoju, said it was a plus to the NPFL as it would afford the players playing in the league to be at the limelight.He added: â€œRecently we had a U-15 La Liga/NPFL competition, which was a huge success, so with Legacy Sports partnering with La Liga again, the players will have better opportunity to engage in competitions.â€œThere will be an academy where the players will be taught the La Liga pattern and it is just like bringing the Spanish League straight to the fans.â€Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Spanish LaLiga Tuesday announced a partnership with Nigerian Sports Agency, Legacy Sports.At a press briefing that held on Tuesday in Lagos, the General Manager International Development of LaLiga, Mr Vicente Casado said this was done as part of its plan to support football development in Nigeria and also bring the LaLiga closer to its fans in the Country.â€œLaLiga is happy to be here in Nigeria, this is one of the best football countries in the world and the passion is here. This is another step in our relationship with Nigeria football since we entered into partnership with the Nigeria Professional Football League last yearâ€
Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Joe Judge took somewhat of a back seat as the New York Giants scrimmaged for the first time since he took over as head coach.The 38-year-old Judge stood behind the huddle and listened as coordinators Jason Garrett, Pat Graham and Thomas McGaughey called in plays for the offense, defense and special teams on Friday during the roughly two-hour training camp workout at the team’s headquarters.Judge said the scrimmage was similar to one that two teams would have before playing a preseason game. With no preseason games in this year altered by the coronavirus, teams are having to find ways to simulate play on their own.Next Friday night, Judge plans to simulate a preseason game during a scrimmage in MetLife Stadium. The bottom line is the level of hitting and tackling will increase in preparation for the opener against Pittsburgh on Sept. 14.“I kind of sat back today and wanted to observe,” Judge said after practice. “I watched the players up close and I wanted to hear the play being called in the huddle. I wanted to see the players and how they competed during the scrimmage.”This was the first time quarterback Daniel Jones was able to test out Garrett’s new offense under simulated game conditions.“I was very pleased with the tone he sets in the huddle,” Judge said of Jones. “He does it every day in practice. But he went out there today in a competitive situation and really stepped up. He has good command. He knows how to use some of the variety of calls and checks within our offense. I thought he really showed up a lot at the end of the scrimmage.”The offense, which was running plays it had worked on during the week along with some new installations, struggled early against the defense.“Overall I was encouraged by what we were able to do,” said Jones, who threw touchdowns to wide receiver David Sills and tight end Kaden Smith. “We were able to move the ball down the field and execute. Like any day at practice, like any situation like that in camp, we will have opportunities to learn, and we are going to attack those opportunities.”NOTES: Cornerback Darney Holmes made the play of the day, a leaping interception of a deep pass by Jones to Golden Tate. The fourth-round draft pick from UCLA fumbled during the return after being hit by tackle Andrew Thomas, the first-round pick. … CB Julian Love knocked a pass out of Tate’s hands near the end zone. … New PK Graham Gano made every attempt. … LB Ryan Connelly, S Xavier McKinney, the second-round pick, and WR Corey Coleman had the day off because they had enough work during the week. … NBC 4 New York will air a videotape of next week’s scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 29. Judge will wear a microphone during the scrimmage. … The players have off this Saturday after a week in pads. … Jones is going to rest instead of going out for a movie, food and drink. “We are all adjusting to these times, so sacrificing not being able to do some of those things is worth it to us,” the sixth pick in the 2019 draft said of the COVID-19 pandemic.Image credits: AP First Published: 22nd August, 2020 06:54 IST FOLLOW US COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020 06:54 IST Giants Scrimmage For First Time Under New Coach Joe Judge The 38-year-old Judge stood behind the huddle and listened as coordinators Jason Garrett, Pat Graham and Thomas McGaughey called in plays for the offense, defense and special teams on Friday during the roughly two-hour training camp workout at the team’s headquarters
SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By Formula One team Williams is hoping its new American owners can restore its position at the top of the sport after a number of difficult years — even if that means ending an era of family ownership.Williams announced Friday it has been bought by American-based investment firm Dorilton Capital, after being put up for sale in May, as it looks to revive its fortunes. The British team finished rock bottom in the constructors’ standings in the past two seasons, scoring only one point from Robert Kubica’s 10th-place finish in 2019.Team principal Claire Williams is optimistic that the team, which has shown signs of improvement this ongoing season, can become competitive again under its new owners.“We wanted to find a partner who shared the same passion and values, who recognized the team’s potential and who could unlock its power. In Dorilton we know we have found exactly that,” she said. “People who understand the sport and what it takes to be successful. People who respect the team’s legacy and will do everything to ensure it succeeds in the future.”Williams has won seven drivers’ championships and nine constructors’ titles since entering the F1 grid in 1977. However, the last of those came with Jacques Villeneuve behind the wheel in 1997.“This may be the end of an era for Williams as a family-owned team, but we know it is in good hands,” said Williams, whose father, Frank Williams, founded the team along with Patrick Head and who owns 52 percent of the shares. “The sale ensures the team’s survival but most importantly will provide a path to success.”The team will continue to race under the Williams name and remain at its English base in Oxfordshire.Dorilton Capital owns companies in the industrial, healthcare and specialty manufacturing services. It said it has no plans to move Williams away from its traditional headquarters, or to immediately reshuffle management.The announcement of the purchase comes in the week all 10 teams in F1 signed up to the new Concorde Agreement governing the sport, which runs from 2021-2025 and has been designed to ensure a more level-playing field in the future.Image credits: AP LIVE TV First Published: 22nd August, 2020 07:47 IST COMMENT Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 22nd August, 2020 07:47 IST Williams F1 Hopes Selling To US-based Firm Revives Fortunes Formula One team Williams is hoping its new American owners can restore its position at the top of the sport after a number of difficult years — even if that means ending an era of family ownership FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE
FOLLOW US Washington ace Max Scherzer cooled off Tampa Bay with seven scoreless innings, and the Nationals used a makeshift lineup to beat the Rays 6-1 on Monday night.Kurt Suzuki had an RBI double among his three hits and Michael A. Taylor drove in two runs for the last-place Nationals, who were missing several regulars and started utilityman Brock Holt at designated hitter for the sixth time in his career. Holt batted third and went 2 for 4 with a double. He has nine hits over his past three games.Scherzer (4-2) stranded six baserunners in the first four innings before settling in and retiring 10 straight batters in one stretch. The three-time Cy Young Award winner allowed six hits, struck out eight and walked one in his second-longest outing of the season.The Rays came in with a season-best 5 1/2-game lead in the AL East and had won 22 of 27, while the Nationals were coming off a 3-8 trip that left a playoff berth highly unlikely for the defending World Series champions.In his second start since missing three weeks with shoulder inflammation, Tampa Bay right-hander Charlie Morton (1-2) threw 57 pitches in five innings, allowing three runs and four hits.Randy Arozarena homered for the Rays in the eighth, connecting against Tanner Rainey. Tampa Bay loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth against Will Harris and forced manager Dave Martinez to bring in closer Daniel Hudson, who struck out Arozarena for his eighth save in 11 chances.Washington broke it open with three runs in the sixth against Trevor Richards. Holt led off with a double off the wall in right and scored on Josh Harrison’s single. Taylor hit a one-out flare over the drawn-in infield and sprinted to second for a double that scored Suzuki and Eric Thames.WORTH NOTINGWashington infielder Wilmer Difo, who had been designated for assignment, cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to the team’s alternate site.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: LHP Ryan Yarbrough, who missed his last start with left groin tightness, said he expects he will have no restrictions when he returns to the mound Tuesday. “I’m feeling really great right now and until they take the ball out of my hands, I’m going to do what I was doing,” he said. … Manager Kevin Cash said he would be “mindful” of players’ workload during the final three weeks of the regular season but added that until the Rays clinch a playoff spot, “We’ve got a lot of work to do.”Nationals: C Suzuki took a foul tip off his right leg in the fifth. He was visited by a trainer but stayed in the game. … Rookie 2B Luis Garcia (bruised heel) was scratched. … INF Asdrúbal Cabrera (back stiffness) got the night off. … OF Juan Soto (sore left elbow) missed his fifth straight game. … RHP Dakota Bacus was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right flexor strain. Washington recalled RHP James Borque from its alternate training site in Fredericksburg, Virginia.UP NEXTRays: Yarbrough (0-2, 3.65 ERA) starts for the first time since Aug. 28 as Tampa Bay concludes its two-game series at Washington.Nationals: RH Aníbal Sánchez (1-4, 6.48 ERA) has worked past the sixth inning once in his seven starts this season, and that was his only victory — on Aug. 23 against Miami.Image credits: AP COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 8th September, 2020 06:32 IST Written By LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 8th September, 2020 06:32 IST Scherzer Cools Off Rays, Nats Win 6-1 With Makeshift Lineup Washington ace Max Scherzer cooled off Tampa Bay with seven scoreless innings, and the Nationals used a makeshift lineup to beat the Rays 6-1 on Monday night