Liam Kearns’ side defeated Antrim 2-12 to 0-13 in the counties’ Division 3 clash at Semple Stadium yesterday.Tipp’s goals were scored by Michael Quinlivan and Philip Austin.While not totally satisfied with the display the Premier’s manager was pleased by the improvement after the half-time break…
The Clonmel man who’s won 2 caps for Ireland will join French side Pau where his ex teammates Cashel’s Paddy Butler, James Coughlan and Sean Dougall are already in place.The 28 year old second row will miss the rest of the season with a wrist injury.
Photo © Pixabay The Republic of Ireland squad stage an open training session at the Aviva today ahead of Sunday’s World Cup qualifier with Austria.Strikers will be thin on the ground following David McGoldrick’s withdrawal from the squad with a knee injury.With the Ipswich striker gone, Jon Walters and Daryl Murphy are the only recognised strikers left in the squad.
Photo © Pixabay There are 5 Tipperary teams in FAI Junior Cup 5th round action today.In the early kick offs Clonmel Town face Ardee Utd, and St Michaels take on New Ross – both those games kick off at 11.30.Then at 2 o’clock, Nenagh Celtic play Iorras Aontaithe of Mayo away. Courttown Hibs travel to Clonmel Celtic, and Galbally United take on Glyn Rovers at home.Meanwhile, in the NTDL Premier divisionPortumna play Killavilla, BT Harps face Borroway and Ballymackey go up against Cloughjordan.All those games kick off at 11.30
Tipperary head into the third round of Division 2 of the National Football League having already faced both promotion favourites.While last weekend’s game against Roscommon didn’t go their way – Tipp manager Liam Kearns says they’ve given both Cork and Roscommon plenty to think about.The Premier face Clare tomorrow afternoon in Cusack Park, Ennis, with their goals for the season still intact. Liam Kearns says they’ll hold their own in the division.Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Sundays Allianz Football League Tipperary versus Clare comes in association with Gleeson’s Pub, Irishtown, Clonmel.
The Na Piarsaigh pair Conor Boylan and Tommy Grimes will miss the St Patrick’s Day All Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship final due to suspension.Goal scorer Boylan and defender Grimes were both sent off during the Limerick side’s dramatic semi final win over Slaughtneil.Both cases were heard by the Central Hearings Committee last night, but neither player was successful in overturning the referee’s decision to issue red cards. Photo: Stephen Gleeson
Nigeria international Ahmed Musa has said that he will score goals for Leicester City in the Premier League because he has done that at all the clubs he has played.The Jos-born star in this exclusive interview told AfricanFootball.com he will do his best to adapt quickly to the EPL and do his best to reward the team with goals as he hopes to win trophies as he did with CSKA Moscow in Russia.Congratulations on your big move to Leicester City.Thank you.How do you feel that the deal sailed through finally after such a long wait? I feel great. EPL is a league I always dreamt to play in and with the champions as my team, it’s a great pleasure and fulfillment of this dream.You started your career from Jos and you have since played in Holland, Russia and now England, how will you describe the experience so far?I thank Almighty Allah for everything. It has been a worthwhile journey. I enjoyed my time at every club that I have played. The experiences at every club and country have been great. I still have a lot of good memories from all these clubs.Your career has been on the rise since you played for JUTH, what have been the secrets?I have no secret, but I believe in hard work, dedication to duty and determination to succeed. Above all, God has been there always to crown my efforts.Your transfer to Leicester City was for a club record transfer fee, won’t this put you under pressure?I have never been under pressure at any club I have played for and here won’t be different. I will be myself at Leicester as there is no reason whatsoever to be under pressure, I know why I am here and I will put in my best.Before this move went through, you had been linked to other clubs in the Premier League in England, how do you feel when all these deals didn’t work out, especially when you almost joined Leicester in January?I believe God’s appointed time for everything is the best. I have never been in a hurry to do anything, so I kept calm and continued with my job knowing it will happen at God’s appointed time.What memories do you take from CSKA Moscow to Leicester?I had a great time with CSKA Moscow. I thank my teammates, coaches, officials and fans for their support to achieve all these with the team. I hope to experience same in England.What about your family, are you taken them with you to England?Yes, of course. They will join me in England soon. It’s good whenever they are around.What do you have to tell your fans and those Leicester City?I thank them for their support and prayers. I will continue to do my best. For Leicester City, I know they are wonderful, I will do my best to make them happy with goals and assists.All the best “Air Nigeria”(Laughs). Thank you too. It’s my pleasure.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
On a night in which Portugal secured a semi-final place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 and kept their dreams of winning a second major title alive, Joao Moutinho made his 100th appearance for his country. The Monaco midfielder joins Ronaldo and Nani as the only players in the current squad to have amassed at least 100 international caps for Portugal.â€œAfter all of this I still feel great pride when representing the national team,â€ Moutinho toldÂ FIFA.comÂ after the match. â€œIt feels special to reach the 100th match and to still be here continuing to help the team, which is my ultimate objective.â€The 30-year old first appeared for Portugal in August 2005. Now almost 12 years later, after appearing at three European finals and one FIFA World Cup, Moutinho could be just two matches away from securing Portugal only their second ever international title. â€œAll the Portugal teams of the past came with this dream, with this hope of getting to a final and winning,” said Moutinho.On Moutinhoâ€™s centennial, fellowÂ SeleÃ§Ã£oÂ veteran Nani scored his 24th international goal for Portugal on his 110th appearance. Nani celebrated by kissing his shin-pad, which is adorned with an image of his son Lucas. While Nani pointed at Lucas and yelled â€˜Papaâ€™ into the camera, Moutinho came over to hug the winger and share a few private words.When asked if he was aware of Moutinhoâ€™s milestone, Nani said: â€œOf course! We havenâ€™t had the chance to mark it yet so as soon as this is over i’m going to go give him aÂ Carolo (To tap someone on the head with knuckles). Iâ€™m glad I have the opportunity to celebrate with him. He is an excellent player and he deserves all the success after what he has done for this team.”Nani, who started for Portugal in 2006, has shared in Moutinho’s lows but also, especially recently, in celebratory and historic Portuguese nights.“We basically arrived at the same time in the team and Iâ€™ve always accompanied him on his journey,â€ Nani said of Moutinho. “I hope that we both continue to represent the team for many years to come and that we succeed together with the few years that we have left with the team.â€“Itâ€™s always special to score goals for ourÂ SeleÃ§Ã£o,â€ said Nani. “Itâ€™s always a great pride to represent and wear this jersey. To be honest when you are in a competition like this, you donâ€™t think too much about how many games youâ€™ve played. These moments certainly affect you in the future though.â€Â Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
To build a new Sports Complex in MinnaLaleye Dipo in MinnaFor winning the National Hockey Super League, the Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has promised to build a brand new Astro Turf pitch for Niger Flickers Hockey Team in Minna.In addition, Governor Bello also promised to build a brand new sports complex for the use of the stateâ€™s athletes.Speaking in Minna while receiving the worthy hockey league champions on Wednesday at the Government House, the stateâ€™s chief executive said that contracts for the two projects have already been awarded but did not state at what cost. While congratulating Flickers for a job well done, the governor said that time was ripe for the state to take its rightful place in Nigeriaâ€™s sports.“The time is ripe for Niger State to regain its lost glory and reestablish itself as a force to be reckoned with in sports in our country,” observed Bello.The governor donated a brand new bus to the Niger Flickers Hockey team.Niger Flickers defeated Police Machine by a lone goal to win the national league as well as theticket to represent Nigeria at the continental tournament in Egypt later in the year.Bello reiterated that “a roadmap for sports development in the state will be designed,” adding that the necessary legislations would be made to ensure that no government abandons the policy.“A roadmap will soon be designed for sports development in this state. We will ensure that necessary legislations are put in place to ensure that no succeeding government pays lip service to sports development in this state,” the governor assured stakeholders in Niger State sports.He therefore directed the Ministry of Education in the state to revive school sports, describing it as “an avenue for the discovery of hidden talents.”Niger State used to be the hub for handball and hockey excellence in the country with the state owned Niger Tornadoes a major force in the countryâ€™s topflight football league. The state also had in the past, a basketball team that competed at the highest level of the game in the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Aina would have played in the Match-day 3 but for Gernot Rohr’s insistence not to disrupt his game plan for the invading Lions.The player whose full name is Temitayo Olufisayo Olaoluwa Aina was born of Nigerian parents on October 8 1996 in Southwark England but had featured for England at youth level.He was in Englandâ€™s U-16 team in the 2011/12 season with which he played six matches and moved on to play 11 times for the U-17 side in 2012/13.Aina later played a match for Englandâ€™s U-18 and 13 games for the U-19 team from 2013 to 2015. Up till last year, he was in Englandâ€™s U-20 side.However, five days after Nigeria played 1-1 with Senegal in a friendly match, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, met him and Chuba Akpom of Arsenal ostensibly to persuade him on international switch.It worked. In May, Aina pledged his international future to Nigeria and reportedly obtained a Nigerian passport. There and then, the process of changing his international status began with FIFA.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeHull City right back, Ola Aina, is likely going to make his debut for Nigeria tomorrow when Eagles take on the Indomitable Lions in the reverse fixture of The World Cup 2018 qualifier.THISDAY learnt in Uyo saturday that the player was cleared by FIFA for international switch few hours to Fridayâ€™s match with Cameroon.