Tipp FM analyst Paul Lonergan believes that players who sustain big hits should ‘come off and … stay off’.The issue has come to fore again this week following the controversy over how Munster handled Conor Murray’s clash with Glasgow’s Tim Swinson in the Champions Cup.Paul says the sport’s authorities shouldn’t take any chances in these kinds of situations.
The squad fly out on Monday and the first Test in New Jersey the following Saturday,Ireland will then travel to face Japan, whom they face in the pool stages of the 2019 World Cup, for two Tests in Shizuoka and Tokyo respectively.Donnacha Ryan was excluded from the tour after the announcement that he’s leaving Munster for Racing in Paris next season. Tommy O’Donnell will miss Ireland’s Tour to the USA and Japan.The Cahir back-row’s been ruled out due to an ankle injury – he was replaces early in the second half of Munster’s PRO!2 final loss to Scarlets last weekend.O’Donnell’s spot on the Tour will now go to Ulster’s Sean Reidy.
Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has named an unchanged side for Sunday’s Ulster semi final with Donegal.Sean Cavanagh captains the side from full forward.The lack of changes means the likes of Cathal McCarron, Justin McMahon and Darren McCurry must start on the bench.
Liam Kearns’ two-year term as manager has come to an end with a loss to Armagh in the qualifiers of the football championship.It’s not yet known if he’ll continue in the role, and said after the game that he will talk to the various stakeholders in Tipperary football and his family before deciding on if he should continue.With Kearns at the helm of Tipperary he’s taken the players to an All-Ireland semi-final last year, and earned promotion to Division Two of the National League this year.Speaking to Tipp FM Sport after the game Liam Kearns said that what he decides to do will be in “the best interests of Tipperary football”…
© Womens Rugby The inquest into the host nation’s poor performance continues though.Defeats to France, Australia and Wales saw Ireland finish 8th in the 12 team tournament. World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont says Ireland did an exceptional job at hosting the 2017 Women’s World Cup.The sport’s global chief has described the tournament a as ‘ground breaking’ event which has ‘raised the bar.’It is hoped it will help the Irish bid for the Men’s World Cup in 2023.
Commercials Selector Martin Quinlivan says giving away an early goal was a body blow – but they’re delighted with the win… Clonmel Commercials and Killenaule will contest this years’ County Senior Football Final.Commercials overcame last years’ county champions Loughmore Castleiney in a tightly fought contest 1-9 to 1-6.That game finished with 14 aside after second yellows for Ross Peters and Liam McGrath – there were also two black cards shown in the game.
Tipperary Senior Hurling Manager Michael Ryan has made 6 changes to the side that lined out against Kilkenny for their Allianz League Hurling clash with Cork tomorrow.Barry Heffernan, John McGrath and Jason Forde are back in the team after being unavailable against the Cats due to Fitzgibbon Cup action. Captain Padraic Maher returns after being rested up for the last clash while Cathal Barrett comes back at midfield. Lorrha-Dorrha’s Brian Hogan making his debut in goal.The Tipperary hurling team lines out as follows; Photo © Tipp FM Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha2. Alan Flynn – Kiladangan3. Seán O’Brien – Newport4. Donagh Maher – Burgess5. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg6. Padraic Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields7. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields8. Brendan Maher – Borris-Ileigh9. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill10. Seán Curran – Mullinahone11. Billy McCarthy – Thurles Sarsfields12. Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha13. Michael Breen – Ballina14. Jason Forde – Silvermines15. John McGrath – Loughmore-CastleineyTipp take on Cork tomorrow in the fifth round of the Allianz National Hurling League in the second game of a double header with the footballers.Throw in at 2.30 and Tipp FM’s live coverage of the game comes in association with Sullivan Family Butchers Brooklands, Nenagh.
Another defensive blunder cost Algeria again three minutes before the break when John Obi Mikel doubled the lead in bizarre fashion. The midfielder thought he was offside when he was picked out by a through pass. He dithered for a second before realising that he was actually onside, firing low into the net.Algeria, boasting Leicester City’s duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, were guilty of spurning some clear-cut chances in the first half, with Nabil Bentaleb volleying over the bar with the goal at his mercy and Saphir Taider going close with an angled shot.However, Algeria pulled a goal back in the 67th minute, when Nabil Bentaleb smashed home an unstoppable scorcher from distance.Man of the match Moses put the game beyond the North Africans in stoppage time, when he fired home off a low cross by substitute Ahmed Musa.The outcome of this game could have been a lot different had the visitors made the most of two clear-cut chances in the first half.First, Nabil Bentaleb threw away a sitter from inside the Nigeria box when the easier thing was for him to score after 36 minutes. And minutes later, Riyad Mahrez came close to getting on the score sheet, but his shot from inside the box missed the target narrowly with the Nigeria defence at his mercy.When Algeria pulled a goal back they pegged their hosts in their own half of the pitch with the dangerous Yacine Brahimi and Riyad Mahrez in full charge of the midfield.However Moses turned up at the death to give Ngeria victory and a healthy margin at the top of their group.Nigeria are in pole position to reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia as they lie on top of Group B with six points from two games, four clear of Cameroon who could not beat Zambia at home.Veteran striker Collins Mbesuma gave Zambia the lead with a close-range finish after 34 minutes but Vincent Aboubakar converted a penalty on the stroke of halftime to secure a share of spoils.Zambia and Algeria both have a solitary point, with the latter facing an uphill climb to stay in contention for a World Cup berth.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Demola Ojo with agency reportsChelsea duo Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel scored the goals as Nigeria’s Super Eagles move four points clear on top of their World Cup qualifying group with a 3-1 win over a star-studded Algerian side n Uyo yesterday. Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Zambia yesterday, leaving them in second place with two points. Zambia and Algeria have a point apiece after two matches.Moses put the Super Eagles in front after 26 minutes with a low shot from inside the area after Hicham Belkaroui failed to clear the danger.
Hamilton died in his Lagos home after a protracted illness, at the age of 75. “We would hope that, in some way, our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In a letter signed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the world body wrote: “I would like to express my deepest sympathy on hearing the news of the passing of the former Nigeria national team player and coach, Paul Hamilton. World football ruling body, FIFA has condoled with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the death, last week, of former Nigeria international and coach, Paul ‘Wonder Boy’ Hamilton. “After first coaching the Nigeria U20 national team as well as the senior national team, he went on to guide the women’s national team, the Super Falcons, to their first FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance in China in 1991, an achievement he repeated in 1995. “On behalf of FIFA and the worldwide family of football, please allow me to extend my deepest condolences to the football community of Nigeria, and most importantly, to his family, friends and loved ones.
An elated NWFL chairperson, Aisha Falode said this is the first time in the annual of the women championship that a state will deploy its human and material resources to promote and showcase the women football to the highest height.â€œWe cannot say thank you enough to the amiable executive governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu for their uncommon commitment and support for the upcoming NWPL Super Four being hosted in the state capital, Benin City.â€œThe governor is not even contented being the host but is pushing all the buttons to ensure the championship records 100% success.â€œOr how else could one explain his uncommon disposition and wholeheartedness towards the womenâ€™s game and Super Four in particular than his prompt decision to appoint the planning committee for the championship.â€œThe committee is charged with the responsibility to put the structures and logistics for the game in place so that the championship will go on seamlessly at the scheduled date.â€œBesides, his excellency has equally asked the NWFL board to quickly shift their secretariat to Benin City to ease communication and workings for the championship.â€œWe have never had it this good in the history of the women game as things are simply falling into the right places at the moment.â€œWe will remain eternally grateful the executive governor, deputy and the entire good people of Edo state.â€œI can assure you that whenever a properly documented history of the women game will be written either now or future the name of the state will be etched in gold.â€œThe NWFL is being challenged to organise the best ever championship in the history of the women game by the uncommon generosity and interest of the governor for the championship.â€œWe will not fail the state, stakeholders, potential sponsors, among others to use the championship to showcase the deep cultural heritage of the state as truly the heartbeat of the nation when it comes to sports,â€ said Falode.The 2017 NWPL Super Four championship will be hosted in Benin City, Edo state among the quartet, Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Nasarawa Amazons and title holders, Rivers Angels.The winner will be crowned champion of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) season. Additionally, the winner will go home with a handsome cash prize of N3million while the runners-up will pocket N2million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Edo State government, hosts of the 2017 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super Four, has set up a high powered committee to oversee the successfully hosting of the prime championship.To further demonstrate their wholesome commitment to the success of the annual championship the state governor, Godwin Obaseki has commandeered the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) to move the secretariat to the ancient city of Benin to ensure proper coordination and administrative finesse towards a hitch free women league primary football fiesta.