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.
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc just held on under intense pressure from both Mercedes drivers to win a nail-biting, incident-filled and controversial Italian Grand Prix.The 21-year-old pushed the rules on driving conduct to hold off Lewis Hamilton through the middle of the race before Valtteri Bottas took up the challenge in the closing laps after a mistake from the world champion.And there were fresh concerns surrounding Sebastian Vettel after yet another driving error in a long sequence dating back to the middle of last year.Leclerc’s victory was his second in a row, following his maiden win in Belgium a week ago, and Ferrari’s first at their home race since Fernando Alonso triumphed in 2010.Leclerc screamed with delight into his radio as he crossed the line, after a victory that further underlines his status as a major new force in F1.The 1978 world champion Mario Andretti, who drove for Ferrari at the start of his career and at the end of the 1982 season, said: “Fab win for Charles Leclerc, under pressure all the way. Future world champion for sure.” Eight days after the loss of his friend Anthoine Hubert in a Formula 2 crash in Spa, Leclerc was overcome with intense emotions after the race.“I have never been so tired,” Leclerc said, before switching to Italian and saying: “It was the hardest race” and describing the win as “a dream”.