Loughmore proud of achievements in Munster campaign

first_imgLiam thinks the Tipperary champions are a little unlucky not to have another match to prepare for. The captain of Loughmore-Castleiney believes his side ‘represented Tipp fairly well’ in the Munster senior club football championship.Liam McGrath made his comments in the wake of their defeat by Kerry’s Dr Crokes in the provincial semi-final yesterday.The club from the Kingdom go on to face The Nire of Waterford in the competition decider on Sunday week.last_img

James McCarthy injuries a concern for Toffees manager

first_imgSam Allardyce remains favourite for the vacant Crystal Palace job.The former Bolton, Blackburn and West Ham boss is being linked to the position following the sacking of Alan Pardew yesterday.Allardyce was sacked as England boss after just 67 days earlier this year. The Ireland midfielder will be missing for up to three weeks with a hamstring problem.He’s already had groin surgery this season, and tore his hamstring in October.Koeman says regular injuries are an issue.last_img

Pressure on for North Tipp hurling clubs

first_imgIn Templederry last evening, Toomevara defeated Silvermines on a scoreline of 3-18 to 0-15.The rest of the action takes place today and first up Kilruane McDonaghs take on Borrisokane in Borrisokane at 1pm.In the afternoon double header in Nenagh, Templederry play Lorrha-Dorrha at 2:00pm and then Burgess face Portroe at 3:30pmThis evening’s double header in Dolla sees Nenagh Éire Óg face Ballina at 5pm and thenKiladangan take on Newport at 7:00pm.PRO of North Tipp GAA John Delaney says the knock out nature of the Championship is huge pressure for teams. The pressure is on for the North Tipperary hurling teams.A loss in the opening round of the North Hurling Championship this weekend means the team is knocked out.For any of the teams who also lost the opening round of the County Hurling Championship last weekend, the season could be a short one should they lose today.last_img read more

Medals for Ireland in European Rowing Championships

first_imgIreland have won three medals in what’s been a brilliant morning at the European Rowing Championships in the Czech Republic.Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll secured a gold medal with a fantastic performance in the men’s lightweight pairs final.The Skibbereen duo started in lane 1 and pulled away after taking the lead at the 600 metre mark. Just moments later their clubmate Denise Walsh went on to win a silver medal in the women’s lightweight single skulls.Walsh was fourth after 1000 metres but a brilliant finish saw her claim second spot.And then Gary and Paul O’Donovan made it a hat-trick of medals for the Skibbereen club when they won a silver medal in the men’s lightweight double skulls.The brothers were out of the medal contention for much of the race before their trademark strong finish gave them second place by just half a second.last_img read more

12-week ban confirmed for Tipp ‘keeper Comerford

first_imgTipperary could be without goalkeeper Evan Comerford for the entire Championship.The C.C.C of the Premier county board has proposed a 12 week suspension for “minor physical interference ” with a referee during a match between his club Kilsheelan-Kilcash and JK Brackens.Comerford, who was an all star nominee last season, has 3 days to appeal the proposed punishment. Tipp are already without Philip Austin and Ciaran McDonald through injury for their Championship opener with Cork on Saturday week in Pairc Ui Rinn. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

Exclusive: Brendan Maher expecting ‘Titanic battle’ against Galway

first_imgIt’s a huge day for Tipperary fans anticipating a massive game against Galway at Croke park this afternoon.It’s expected that around 60,000 supporters will descend on headquarters for the clash of the old rivals in the All Ireland semi-final..Tipperary are returning to form, after some below par performances both against Cork in Munster, and against Westmeath in the qualifier route. A big win over Dublin, and a victory over Clare in the All Ireland Quarter final two weeks ago was enough to seal their place in the last four.Tipp’s Brendan Maher says it’ll be a huge battle against the Tribesmen…And you can hear Tipp FM’s exclusive interview with Brendan Maher on Premier Play with Davin Toomey, this afternoon from 2.last_img

Rain delays US Open

first_imgThey’re playing catch-up at Flushing Meadow today, after rain scuppered most of yesterday’s play on the outside courts.Roger Federer has survived a scare to remain in the hunt for his third Grand Slam title of the year.The 36 year old struggled to beat American teenager Frances Tiafoe in the first round of the U-S Open in New York. Federer came from behind to win the match in the deciding set.Rafael Nadal eased into the second round with a straight sets win over Dusan Lajovic.Defending champion Angelique Kerber has crashed out of the Women’s Singles.The German was beaten in straight sets by 19 year old Naomi Osaka of Japan.Maria Sharapova is due back in action today.The Russian faces the world number 59 Timea Babos. Photo © Pixabaylast_img

Vettel Optimistic of Ferrari Title Despite Rough Start

first_imgAn optimistic Sebastian Vettel insists there’s still a “long way to go” in the title race despite Ferrari’s failure to win a grand prix in 2016.Vettel is third in the Drivers’ Championship following the European Grand Prix, 45 points behind leader Nico Rosberg, while his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen is fourth, a further 15 points back. In the Constructors’ Championship Ferrari are 81 points behind leaders Mercedes. Vettel finished second in Baku, his fifth podium of the season, but so far the only team other than Mercedes to win a race this year have been Red Bull.And speaking to Sky Sports in Italy, Vettel said: “We are not even in the middle of the season, there’s still a long way to go.“I think we had a rough start, not ideal, but nevertheless we have found ourselves in a strong position. We know that this year’s car is a step up.“Obviously we still have a long way to go but I’m a big believer and I know this team can do many things, great things.“The way we have to tackle it is go step by step, not getting distracted too much by what people expect from the outside and what it might look like if you look at the points right now.“All that matters is to look at the points table one time a year and that’s at the very end.”The big talking point of the weekend in Azerbaijan was the problems that both Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton had with the lack of information they were able to receive over team radio.Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene thinks the rules should be changed, to allow drivers to receive help from the pit wall when technical issues arise.Meanwhile, Vettel has also been keeping an eye on Euro 2016: “I was hoping to see an Italy versus Germany final, even though that won’t be possible because of the way the table worked out.“But I’ll be cheering for whichever of the two gets furthest.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tyson’s Timely Warning for Anthony Joshua

first_imgTyson describes Joshua as a “happy fighter” who is “fast for a big guy”, and his admiration grew when the Briton survived the first knockdown of his career to stop Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley Stadium.He places huge emphasis on the heart Joshua showed to “finish the job”, insisting such grit is the most important quality in the sport.“Joshua has the potential to do a lot of things,” said Tyson, 50. “He’s got the look and throws a lot of hard punches. But there is so much pressure on him. I was in Dubai and there are big posters of him there.”Tyson was stopped from entering the UK in 2013 because of previous convictions, one of which saw him serve three years of a six-year jail sentence imposed in 1992 for raping a teenage beauty-pageant contestant.In a career packed with incident, he also regained the WBC world title after his spell in jail, bit the ear of Evander Holyfield during a 1997 bout and filed for bankruptcy in 2002, three years before his final fight.He told 5 live’s boxing podcast: “The heavyweight championship will drive people crazy, you know that right? It’s like a crown of thorns. Everyone wants to use you for something. It’s like being the President of the United States.“Joshua can’t get the big head. He has to focus on fighting. When you start focusing on money, girls or whatever it is, it’s going downhill. No religion, nothing, you can do those things when the fight is over. Let’s see if he can handle that stuff.“It’s his time. I could be wrong, I’m not the gospel of boxing but he impressed me with Klitschko.”A similarity between Tyson and Joshua can be drawn as both men found boxing after difficult spells in their youth.By his own admission, Tyson lived in the “hell hole” neighbourhood of Brownsville in Brooklyn, New York. Joshua meanwhile, pled guilty to possession of cannabis with the intent to supply just over a year before he won Olympic gold in 2012.Tyson, whose father had left and mother had died by the time he was 16, found Cus D’Amato – who became his legal guardian, taught him to read and write, and coached him on the road to boxing stardom.His new book, ‘Iron Ambition’, focuses on his relationship with D’Amato, who Tyson says forced fighters to visualise success and believe in themselves.“I never had a father figure but I knew what it was like to have a father being with Cus,” he said. “My objective was to make my father happy. He wanted to have a heavyweight champion of the world and that’s what I wanted to do.“That’s the 25-million-dollar question. How did I get hooked to that old white Italian guy? What did he say to me to make me believe this other life is over and I stick with the boxing world? He made me worship the fighters.“I came with no self-esteem and he turned me into a megalomaniac. I know he gave Muhammad Ali instruction for the George Foreman fight. He was an amazing man.“He’d give you the reaffirmation that you are the greatest fighter in the world and no man can beat you.”D’Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at 20, beating Trevor Berbick in two rounds he believes his tough late trainer would have called “sloppy”.Iron Mike had fought 28 times in 20 months as a pro to land the WBC title but concedes the loss of the man guiding him ushered in a “dark period”.“Everyone else was trying to get me for their own reasons, I was just lost without him,” added Tyson, who took champagne to D’Amato’s grave after his title win.“I’d be a bum, imagine what I’d be without meeting that guy. I don’t think I’d be in good shape. I’m so happy I met that old gentleman. He was a good man.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Anthony Joshua must prove he can handle the pressure and distractions of holding world heavyweight titles, says former champion Mike Tyson.Joshua, 27, knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in May to add the WBA title to the IBF strap he already held.But Tyson – a two-time world heavyweight champion – has warned the position can be “a crown of thorns”.In a wide-ranging interview with BBC Radio 5 live boxing’s Mike Costello, Tyson outlined his belief in Joshua’s ability, gave his views on a potential Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout and offered insight into the man who turned him into the youngest heavyweight champion in history.last_img read more

Andretti fastest in Indianapolis 500 qualifying, Alonso 26th

first_imgLast Updated: 16th August, 2020 17:41 IST Andretti Fastest In Indianapolis 500 Qualifying, Alonso 26th Marco Andretti led a Honda rout on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying – a session dominated by Andretti Autosport and Honda as Team Penske was shut out of pole contention. Written By Marco Andretti led a Honda rout on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying – a session dominated by Andretti Autosport and Honda as Team Penske was shut out of pole contention.Andretti posted a four-lap average of 231.351 mph to top the speed chart Saturday ahead of teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe. The fastest nine advance to a Sunday shootout that determines the first three rows for the Indy 500.Fernando Alonso, in a Chevrolet, failed to find much speed.The two-time Formula One champion is attempting to close out motorsports’ version of the Triple Crown, but his Arrow McLaren SP entry has been behind since Alonso crashed late in Thursday’s practice.Alonso’s qualifying time of 228.768 mph was 12th out of 13 drivers when he made his attempt. Alonso, who was bumped from the field last year, will start 26th. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV First Published: 16th August, 2020 17:41 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more