Thurles CBS are through to the All-Ireland Post Primary School final after running out 18 points to 1-12 winners over St Peter’s College Wexford this afternoon. At half time both sides were level with CBS scoring 0-12 points to St Peter’s 1-9.The Tipp school last won the Croke Cup in 2009 and they’ll play the winners of the second semi-final on Saturday between St Kieran’s College Kilkenny and Presentation College Athenry. Thurles CBS manager John Devane was pleased with his side’s determination to come out on top.Raffaele Rocca was at the game for Tipp FM Sport.
Dani González (Madrid, 8-7-1972) goes on to lead the first team of Atlético Femenino. It will until the end of the season. González is the third coach Madrid will have this season after the resignation of Sánchez Vera and the dismissal yesterday of Pablo López. The rojiblanco club receives Barcelona next Saturday with nine points of disadvantage. Four draws in the last seven games have precipitated the cessation of Pablo López, who took over the team just three months ago. The last prick in Seville was the trigger for a new change in front of the red and white bench. González is a man of the house.He made his debut as a player of Atlético’s first men’s team during the 95-96 season. After his retirement, in 2010 he returned to the entity to become part of the Academy, where he has been occupying different positions and has been going through several departments. He has directed several football teams and will now have the opportunity to lead one of the club’s referents. “I take it as an important personal challenge. I have been performing functions in the club for years. Now this opportunity presents itself to me as a club man that I am. The challenge is there and we will work 100% to try to make the best of all the players. We want to see a strong and competitive team and see the name of Atlético de Madrid at the top as it has been happening in recent years, ”said Dani González on the Atlético website.
Antiquorum, a leading watch auctioneer, announced its upcoming ‘Important Collector’s Wristwatches, Pocket Watches, Clocks and Horological Tools’ sale on March 28 & 29, 2009 at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva. This auction will occur during Baselworld 09, which attracts the most prestigious watch manufacturers and jewelers in the world. The auction, featuring 481 lots, brings together a remarkable selection of the finest timepieces by world-renowned watchmakers.Highlights of this spring auction include two very rare Patek Philippe watches that represent milestones in the history of the brand, respectively Ref. 1518 in 18K pink gold with a special dial with enamel numerals, estimated between 600,000 and 800,000 SFr. and a Ref. 2499/100 in 18K yellow gold made in only 349 examples, estimated at 280,000-350,000 SFr.The collection of an Italian gentleman is certain to attract attention, as it is a very interesting private collection of about 30 Rolex wristwatches highlighting the most significant watches made by Rolex since the 1940’s.Furthermore, in celebration of the Antiquorum’s 35th anniversary, the Geneva 2009 catalogues take on a new look. Their special covers, designed by exceptional artists and photographers recognized for their unique creativity and interest in horology, highlight the excitement and elegance of extraordinary watches. In the spring catalogue, well-known French photographer Gilles Pernet brings his own personal vision to illuminate one of the exceptional watches from the auction.The watches will be shown in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Geneva.www.antiquorum.com