The defending champions defeated Borrisoleigh 2-13 to 1-9 in the final replay, which was took place at The Ragg.Darrell Tucker’s side were better in virtually all sectors of the field and consistently prevented their opponents from feeding good ball into their forwards.Burgess-Duharra captain Jenny Grace and Borrisoleigh’s Nicole Walsh were the match’s joint top scorers – both registered 1-8 for their respective teams.
Manager Liam Kearns says this means that staying in the starting side will be much harder than was previously the case.Tipp opened their Allianz National Football League campaign with a win over Antrim and face Sligo at Semple Stadium on Sunday.Their boss believes the side he fielded against the Ulster county shows how the selection of players at his disposal has improved. Throw-in is at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Cleary Motors, Thurles and O’Donovan Marquees, Birdhill.
Clanwilliam beat champions Clonmel 27-19 and Kilfeacle won 12-10 at St Senan’s. A 34-12 victory over Mallow at Loughtagalla means that they face Nenagh Ormond in the decider.Yesterday’s match also doubled up as a Munster Junior League Division 2 fixture.There were two matches of Tipperary interest in the latest round of Division 1 matches.
Galway say even without Seamus Callanan Tipperary will prove a tough challenge in Sundays National Hurling League decider.The Drom & Inch full forward will miss the game due to a fractured thumb which he sustained in the semi-final win over Wexford.However Galway defender Aidan Harte says even without one of their star forwards the Premier’s strength in depth will more than make up for his loss. Photo © Tipperary GAA Throw-in is at 3.30 on Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group – Nenagh, Thurles & Roscrea and Horse & Jockey Hotel.
There are three more places in the quarter finals of the Sigerson Cup up for grabs this afternoon. Queen’s take on I-T Tralee, U-L play host to C-I-T, and the Garda College face U-C-C. U-C-D can guarantee a home quarter final in the Fitzgibbon Cup this evening. A win over C-I-T at Belfield will see them top Group A. A victory for the away side would see score difference come into play to decide top spot. Throw-in is at 7.30.
The result means The Saints have now booked their place in the last 8 of the competition. Photo © @stmichaelsTipp There was success for St Michael’s in Round 7 of the FAI Junior Cup todayThey were victorious over Tolka Rovers of Dublin by 3-0They opened the scoring just a minute before half time through Jimmy Carr. Then on the 60th Minute David Slattery added to that tally for the Tipp Town side while the 3rd goal was a superb strike again by Jimmy Carr with 12 minutes to go.
The clubs are Enyimba International, Kano Pillars, Rangers International and El-Kanemi Warriors. The others are MFM FC of Lagos, Wikki Tourists, Shooting Stars and Gombe United.Eighteen leading issuing houses were shortlisted to act as advisors to the clubs following their expression of interest to participate in the process that will see a Nigerian football company listed for trading in the capital market.Some of the issuing houses include Finmal Financial Services Limited, Cowrie Assets Management Limited, Fundvine Capital & Securities, GTI Capital, Afrinvest Securities, Bestworth Assets & Trust Limited and Capital Assets Limited. Also shortlisted were Investment One Financial Services Limited, Lead Securities & Investment Limited, Futureview Securities, ICMG Securities and WSTC Financial Services. The rest are Capital Bancorp PLC, Greenwich Trust Limited, MBC Securities, Africa Prudential Registrars PLC and United Securities Limited.The appointment of the advisers is pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the LMC and NASD OTC Securities Exchange which has a lead objective of opening the NPFL clubs to the investment from the capital market and also reducing the government total ownership of some of the clubs.The LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko, had at various fora remarked that professionalising club management in line with standard business practices can only be achieved when private and corporate investment as well as community ownership is introduced in the ownership structure of the clubs.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram * LMC, NASD, 18 Issuing Houses meet in Lagos todayAnother milestone event towards enlisting Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs in the securities and exchange market has been scheduled to hold in Lagos today.At the event scheduled to hold at the Best Western Hotel (formerly Protea Hotel) on Awolowo Road in Ikoyi, eight of the clubs nominated at the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the League Management Company (LMC) for the pilot scheme would meet with financial, banking and legal advisors that were shortlisted following a recent Expression of Interest (EOI) call made by the LMC.
Lucas Moura scored a brace in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford that Spurs won 3-0 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces the biggest test of his Manchester United managerial stint so far with a trip to play Tottenham at Wembley today.Solskjaer could become the first United manager to win his first six games in charge in all competitions after he guided them to a 100 per cent record over the festive period.The interim boss disagreed that this will be his toughest test, but wants to go to Wembley and play in the same attacking philosophy that has seen United score 16 goals in five games. “You get tested every single game in the Premier League – no doubt about it – but of course this is against a top, top side,” Solskjaer said.“If we want to get closer to them and go past them we need a good performance and a good result.“You always adapt to any opposition. We play one of the best teams in the league. Of course we have got to be aware of their strengths.“But we need to attack teams. That is our strength, going forward as a team when you look at us now, with the way we have played.”Tottenham won the reverse fixture 3-0 at Old Trafford earlier this season and will be bidding to do the double over United for the first time in Premier League history.Tottenham will assess Lucas Moura for the visit of United. The Brazil forward missed the midweek Carabao Cup win over Chelsea with a knee injury and will face a fitness test ahead of today’s game.Eric Dier (appendicitis) and Victor Wanyama (knee) miss out, while Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele are back in training but not match fit.Manchester United are set to welcome back Paul Pogba. The Frenchman missed last weekend’s FA Cup win over Reading because of a knock to the back of his right leg but United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the midfielder is ready to return at Wembley today.Marcos Rojo has returned to his native Argentina as his injury is taking longer to heal than anticipated, while Chris Smalling (foot) is a doubt and Eric Bailly completes a three-match suspension.Spurs are looking to win three consecutive top-flight meetings with Manchester United for the first time since September 1960.Manchester United have lost their last three away Premier League matches against Spurs – they had lost just three of their first 23 against them in the competition between 1992 and 2014 (W12 D8).Spurs could become the first team since Everton in 1987 to win four consecutive home top-flight matches against Manchester United.Manchester United have lost two of their last three matches at Wembley in all competitions (including this exact fixture last season), as many as they had in their last 15 at the ground (W8 D5 L2).Manchester United have won just four of their last 17 away Premier League matches in London (D4 L9).Tottenham haven’t lost consecutive home league games since May 2015, when they lost against Aston Villa and Man City.After winning their last four league games against fellow ‘big six’ opposition last season, Manchester United are winless in their five such matches this term (D2 L3).Victory here would see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer equal Matt Busby’s record of a Manchester United manager winning their first five league games in charge of the club.Harry Kane and Lucas Moura (2) were on the scoresheet in Tottenham’s 3-0 win in the reverse fixture – only Clint Dempsey in 2012/13 and Jermaine Jenas in 2005/06 have scored home and away against Man Utd for Spurs in the same Premier League campaign.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
TRACK & FIELDReigning NCAA Division I 200m champion, Divine Oduduru started his quest to become the second Nigerian man to successfully complete a sprint double at the Championships on an explosive note early yesterday morning at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas where he scorched to a wind-aided 10.96 seconds, the fastest time in the first round of the 100m event and 19.97 seconds, also the fastest time in the first round of the 200m event.The Texas Tech University undergraduate is bidding to become the second Nigerian after Olapade Adeniken to win the 100m and 200m titles at the same NCAA Division I Championships. Adeniken ran 10.09 seconds and 20.11 seconds in the colours of University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP) to successfully complete the sprint double at the championship in 1992 and became the second African to do so following Namibian, Frankie Fredericks’ feat a year earlier for Brigham Young University.Oduduru will thus become the third African to win the two titles if he succeeds in the finals on Saturday.And it seems it is going to be difficult to bet against the Nigerian who has taken the collegiate track world by storm since bursting on the scene last year and winning the 200m outdoor title out of lane eight at the championships in Eugene last June.This year, he has gone sub-20 in the 200m thrice and sub-10 in the 100m thrice – doing both in the span of a single hour at Baylor.He was the 10th man in world history to do so in the same day. He is the only man in the world to have gone sub-20 thrice this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Demola OjoDefending champions Cameroun’s 0-0 draw with the Squirrels of Benin Republic coupled with Ghana’s Black Star’s 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau Tuesday, means the Indomitable Lions will play Nigeria’s Super Eagles in the second round of the 2019 Africa Nations Cup in Egypt.The mouth-watering clash to take place in Alexandria Saturday July 6, was confirmed after Cameroun finished second in Group F behind Ghana who finished top of the group. Nigeria ended up in second place behind Madagascar in Group B which means they gave up the opportunity to play one of the best third placed teams.Nigeria and Cameroun are age long rivals on the continent, with the Indomitable Lions usually coming out tops, especially when the stakes are high.Cameroun won three of the five AFCON titles after beating Nigeria in the final match. In 1984, the Lions triumphed 3-1, in 1988 it was 1-0 and in 2000, which was hosted in Nigeria, the Indomitable Lions broke Nigerian hearts after prevailing on penalties.On the last occasion these African giants crossed paths, the Eagles trounced the freshly-crowned African champions 5-1 on aggregate over the course of a few days, with a 4-0 at home victory followed by a 1-1 draw in the Lions’ den.However, despite being two of the biggest teams on the continent and pre-tournament favourites, both teams have had inconsistent campaigns so far.Nigeria started with two 1-0 victories over Burundi and Guinea before succumbing to a shock 2-0 defeat to debutants Madagascar.Meanwhile, Cameroun started brightly with an impressive 2-0 victory against Guinea Bissau, before following up with two 0-0 draws against Ghana and Benin.By coming second in their respective groups, Nigeria and Cameroun will have to take the tough route if they are to add to their combined haul of eight AFCON titles, with hosts and seven-time champions Egypt a probable opponent in the quarter-finals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Odion Ighalo was on the scoresheet when Nigeria beat Cameroun 4-0 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier