first_img Speaking to Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson after the match last night Davy was unrepentantAudio Playerhttp://tippfm.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/DavyPitchInvasion.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald faces the prospect of an eight-week sideline ban after clashing with several Tipperary players during yesterday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final.Such an offence carries an eight-week ban – if the incident is included in the match report.That would mean Fitzgerald would be barred from the sidelines for their Leinster quarter-final against a round-robin qualifier, but the ban would expire the night before a potential semi-final with Kilkenny.last_img

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first_imgWhile Sam Warburton’s return from injury sees him captain the side. Three Irish players have been named in the Lions side for the opening match of their tour.Ulster pair Rory Best and Iain Henderson have been joined by Leinster out-half Jonathan Sexton in the starting fifteen for Saturday’s meeting with the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians.Tadhg Furlong and Jared Payne both make the bench. Photo © Pat Flynnlast_img

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first_imgPhoto © – pixabay Champions Celtic have begun what they hope will be another unbeaten Scottish Premiership season.They start their title defence with a home game against Hearts – who’re already in a spot of bother, having gone out of the League Cup and sacked their boss.That game has just kicked off. At 3pm Dundee face Ross County, Hibernian meet Patrick Thistle and Kilmarnock take on Saint Johnstone.last_img

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September 9, 2020

Aga Khan day at the RDS

first_imgPhoto © Showjumping Ireland The Nations Cup takes centre stage at the Dublin Horse Show todayEight teams will compete for the Aga Khan Trophy with Ireland second to jump.Tipperary’s Dennis Lynch will link up with Mark McAuley, Cian O’Connor and Bertam Allen on the Irish team.last_img

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first_imgGuardiola, whose team host his former club Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, made eight changes to his starting XI from Wednesday’s 1-0 League Cup defeat at Manchester United.Aguero was among the players who returned to City’s starting line-up at The Hawthorns and his first-half brace effectively settled the game. He broke the deadlock in the 19th minute, slamming a shot between Ben Foster’s legs from Gundogan’s pass, and doubled his tally nine minutes later with a stunning shot from the edge of the box.The goals ended Aguero’s six-game scoring drought and lifted his City tally to 149 — one more than club great Francis Lee. Aguero teed up Gundogan for City’s third in the 79th minute and the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder sealed victory in the last minute of normal time.“We need Sergio,” said Guardiola, who dropped the Argentina striker for City’s 4-0 defeat at Barcelona. “He is one of the best.”Arsenal had earlier strolled to victory at bottom club Sunderland, who are now seven points from safety and without a win after 10 league games. Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal in front in the 19th minute with a header from an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross. Jermain Defoe equalised from the spot in the 65th minute after Petr Cech was booked for impeding Duncan Watmore.But Olivier Giroud restored the visitors’ advantage six minutes later, volleying in a Kieran Gibbs cross with his first touch after coming on. The France striker struck again five minutes later, a looping header from Mesut Ozil’s corner, and Sanchez completed the scoring two minutes after that with a neat close-range finish.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool joined City and Arsenal on 23 points courtesy of an entertaining victory at Palace. Palace midfielder James McArthur hit back twice to haul the hosts level after Liverpool went ahead first through Emre Can and then Dejan Lovren.But Joel Matip’s 44th-minute header restored the visitors’ advantage and Roberto Firmino chipped in from Jordan Henderson’s pass to seal victory with 19 minutes remaining.Manchester United’s title hopes faded a little after their stalemate with Burnley left them eight points off top spot in eighth place. Former United goalkeeper Tom Heaton was Burnley’s saviour, producing stunning saves from Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. United also hit the woodwork in the second half through Juan Mata and Ibrahimovic.Mourinho was sent to the stands at half-time, reportedly after complaining about referee Mark Clattenburg’s failure to award Matteo Darmian a penalty. Herrera was sent off in the 70th minute after being shown a second yellow card for sliding in on Dean Marney.“I think the referee did fantastic work. I won’t say more than this,” United assistant Rui Faria, who faced the media instead of Mourinho, said sarcastically.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan each scored twice as Manchester City crushed West Bromwich Albion 4-0 yesterday to keep their noses in front in the Premier League. Arsenal won 4-1 at Sunderland and Liverpool prevailed 4-2 at Crystal Palace, but City’s win kept Pep Guardiola’s side above them both on goal difference as they ended a six-game winless run.“When we lose there are always doubts,” said Guardiola. “It’s the first time I have not won in six games. Always you have doubts, (but) not over the principles.”Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands and Ander Herrera dismissed as Manchester United drew 0-0 at home to Burnley despite having 37 shots at goal.last_img read more

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first_imgIf Luis Enrique’s men are able to complete that remarkable comeback and progress to the final then it is possible there could be issues with Messi and Neymar – who both have proceedings surrounding tax evasion ongoing – gaining entry to the country.UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, who warned Brexit could damage Great Britain’s hopes of hosting major tournaments, yesterday expressed his worries with the rule.Ceferin’s concerns were sparked by the refusal to allow PSG defender Serge Aurier who was appealing a conviction for assault into the UK during the French team’s group stage clash with Arsenal last November.Wembley is to play host to the semi-finals and the final of Euro 2020 and, while Ceferin and UEFA are committed to those games being held in London, he believes Brexit may stymie any hopes Britain has of hosting either Euro 2028 or the 2030 World Cup – with England’s Football Association having expressed an interest in both competitions.“If ‘Brexit’ happens, everything changes,” Ceferin told The New York Times. “But football was played before, and it will be played in the future. Now, with free movement in the European Union, it is much better.“I was very disappointed when Aurier, from PSG, was not allowed to enter England.“That will worsen when Brexit happens, especially if the reasons were as formal. We could have a serious problem.“If we see that players cannot enter because they have any sort of procedure ongoing, then we will simply think if we should play our European matches there.“Neymar and Lionel Messi both have (tax evasion) procedures going on. This year, the Champions League final is in Cardiff. Imagine if they did not let them in.“That is a big thing for us, if players from England can travel anywhere but players from other teams cannot travel to England. With free movement in Europe, it is much better.“Even in 2020, if Brexit has happened, then it can be a big problem for fans. That stays firm, and we will speak to the British government, and I am sure the English Football Association will help us.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUELionel Messi and Neymar may not be allowed to enter the United Kingdom for this year’s Champions League final if their Spanish team, Barcelona, makes it to the last match.First, Barcelona will need to turn around a 4-0 last-16 first-leg deficit to Paris Saint-Germain to keep their hopes of playing in the final alive. Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is scheduled to host the final on June 6.last_img read more

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first_imgSt. Finbbars College Akoka and Jubril Martins yesterday at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos, booked their place in the semi-finals in the Season 6 of the GTBank Masters Cup. The Akoka Bombers defeated International School, Lagos 5-0 in a one sided encounter. In another encounter, Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School defeated St. Gregory’s College, Obalende, 5-3 via penalty shootouts after playing 2-2 in regulation time. Anwar-ul-Islam College, Agege defeated King’s College by a lone goal, while Greensprings School, Lekki got the better of Eko Boys High School, Mushin 4-2 after 1-1 at full time.In the female category, Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls High School, Itire walloped Dowen College, Lekki 8-0, while Queens College, Yaba beat International School, Lagos 3-0. Earlier on Thursday, Greensprings School defeated Methodist Girls High School 2- 0, while Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo defeated Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School 3-0 via penalty shootouts. Established in 2012, the GTBank Masters Cup is an annual football competition for first generation and private secondary schools in Lagos State, to promote camaraderie and foster friendliness amongst competing schools. Commenting on the competition, Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said “We are proud to lead this initiative that provides an avenue for students to showcase their talents and passion for the game of football even as they remain committed to their academics.”He further stated. “This competition paves the way for youths to cultivate their sporting talents and aptitudes, while fostering and building a healthier lifestyle at a critical stage in their lives”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_imgThe 30-year-old Scot, who won Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016, moved into the quarter-finals for the 10th consecutive year with a 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 win over France’s Benoit Paire.Also yesterday, former champion, Roger Federer had few problems in overcoming a sloppy Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-2 6-4 to secure his place in the last eight of Wimbledon.The Swiss, chasing a record eighth title at the All England Club, had not dropped a set en route to the fourth-round meeting on Centre Court, but he can hardly have had an easier encounter than this one-sided affair.Federer held a 5-0 record over Dimitrov before this clash – the pair’s first on grass – and the Bulgarian may be in no great hurry to face the world number five again after this dismal showing.The 13th seed made 25 unforced errors and committed seven double faults as Federer was barely required to break sweat in wrapping up victory in just over an hour and a half.In the women’s singles, top seed Angelique Kerber will lose her world number one ranking after being beaten by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round at Wimbledon.Muguruza, the 14th seed and a runner-up at SW19 in 2015, won an enthralling match 4-6 6-4 6-4 in two hours and 20 minutes on court two.The German, a finalist in 2016, had needed to reach Saturday’s final to have a chance of retaining her ranking.Muguruza, 23, will play Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in the last eight.Five-time Wimbledon singles champion Venus Williams also moved into the quarter-finals of the 2017 tournament with a routine win over Croatia’s Ana Konjuh.Williams beat the 27th seed, who was born after the American made her Wimbledon debut in 1997, 6-3 6-2.The 37-year-old, seeded 10th, will take on French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the last eight.The 20-year-old from Latvia beat Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina 6-3 7-6 (8-6).Svitolina saved seven match points in the second set, before Ostapenko, seeded 13th, finally won in a tie-break.Elsewhere, Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the quarter-finals since 1984 with a hard-fought win over France’s Caroline Garcia.Konta will play Simona Halep after the Romanian second seed’s 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 victory over Victoria Azarenka.The 27-year-old Belarusian, playing only her second tournament after giving birth to son Leo in December, saved three match points before Halep triumphed.If Halep beats Konta in the last eight, she will become world number one.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram American Sam Querrey defeated South African Kevin Anderson in five sets to set up a Wimbledon quarter-final against world number one Andy Murray on Wednesday.Querrey, 28th in the world, defeated unseeded Anderson 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-7 (11-13) 6-3 in a match that lasted three hours seven minutes on court 18.In 2016, Querrey beat Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon before losing to Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.Briton Murray has won seven of eight matches he has played against Querrey.last_img read more

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first_imgEngland Manager Gareth Southgate put a positive spin on preparations for friendlies against Germany and Brazil after a spate of withdrawals due to injury, saying he relished the chance to introduce new faces ahead of next year’s World Cup.Tottenham Hotspur trio Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Harry Winks were ruled out of the initial 25-man squad for the coming days’ fixtures, and Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have since also pulled out.England hosts world champions Germany at Wembley today and Brazil on Tuesday.The depleted squad allows Southgate to field a line-up from a pool of youngsters including Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who received their first call-ups to the senior squad.“This period between qualification and the finals has to have an element of experimentation,” Southgate told a news conference on Thursday. “If we don’t try things in these games, when are we going to try things? Germany took a really young team to the Confederations Cup – I thought it was brilliant what they did.“I’ve really enjoyed the week. New players coming in and two great games to look forward to. We’ll take more from these games than any of the qualification games.”Southgate dismissed any talk of a club-versus-country row over players’ fitness.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Wednesday his top scorer Kane would be fit for Premier League trip to Arsenal on 18 November.Asked if he was satisfied that all players who had pulled out were genuinely injured, Southgate replied: “Yeah, absolutely.“I hear this talk of club v country – it’s nonsense. They are injured and they can’t play. Harry Kane – I knew he was in trouble because he stayed down – Kane doesn’t stay down.“…Spurs might risk (him and Winks) them for the Arsenal game, that’s a different matter.”England host world champions Germany at Wembley on Friday and Brazil four days later.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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first_imgLeicester City started the second half with more intention and purpose to score as record goalscorer Jamie Vardy was introduced for Rachid Ghezzal for the second half. His introduction however provided no solutions and Iheanacho had to be replaced by pacy England winger Demarai Gray in the 62nd minute.With just two minute left in the second half Ndidi came to the rescue of Leicester as his long range shot deflected off Balbuena and past Lukasz Fabianski.West Ham held on in the final minutes for a draw as Ndidi’s goal meant the Hammers and Foxes shared a point each.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has scored his first Premier League goal of the season as Leicester City were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United yesterday. Ndidi was named among the starting line up for Leicester City by head coach Claude Puel along with compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho.The 21-year-old midfielder however could not prevent West Ham from taking the lead at the King Power Stadium through Fabian Balbuena in the 30th minute.Ndidi was however in action when he received a horrendous tackle from West Ham United captain Mark Noble who aimed for his ankles. Referee Michael Oliver sent Noble off for the challenge in the 38th minute but Leicester City could not find a breakthrough a West Ham held on till the halftime break.last_img read more

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