Month: September 2020

Maher confident of strong U21 panel ahead of Championship opener

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Tipperary’s U 21 Hurling Manager says they have some really good players in this year’s panel ahead of their Munster campaign later this month.William Maher was speaking to Tipp FM after his charges beat Cork 24 points to 1-14 in a challenge match in Clonmel – which is seen as a warm up for their provincial opener against Limerick.Maher was delighted with their performance and is looking forward to them building on that for the clash with the Treatymenlast_img

Tipp clubs in League action

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Following last weekend’s sensational victory for Nenagh Ormond over Limerick’s Garryowen in the Limerick Charity Cup Final they’re back in Ulster Bank League Division 2A action this afternoon.The North Tipp side, which are fourth in the table, take on eighth placed Galwegians at 2.30 in New Ormond Park Nenagh.Meanwhile, fifth place Cashel take on second placed Highfield in Woodleigh Park at the same time.last_img

NPFL: Akwa Utd Beats Heartland to Go Second

first_imgHaggai Katoh netted the winner two minutes after the break after Heartland’s Uche Odeh miskicked a clearance. The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute after Nnamdi Egbujor was sent off for a second bookable offence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Akwa United moved to the second spot of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) log yesterday following a hard-fought 2-1 against 10-man Heartland Football Club of Owerri in their rescheduled match day 10 fixture at a rain-soaked Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.The Uyo team that was drawn against Al Hillah of Sudan in the CAF Confederation Cup play off round, have two outstanding NPFL matches now have 22 points from 10 games, one adrift of leaders Lobi Stars.Heartland, who have endured a below-par outing on their return to the top flight, stunned the hosts on 20 minutes with Francis Momoh firing home the opener following a swift counter- attacking move. The lead lasted only 12 minutes before Ifeanyi Ifeanyi curled in a free-kick to send the home fans into jubilation.last_img read more

Norrie Williamson to Measure Lagos Media Marathon Route

first_imgTony Ubani The route is chosen to showcase Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s massive infrastructural development on the Lagos Mainland.The race is slated for Saturday, December 1, 2018.“Marathons and road races records can be set at any meet. The reason we want to bring Norrie is because records can be set at our meet and we want it approved by the international bodies for marathon and road races and the world governing body in athletics, the IAAF’’ said Ubani.The Chairman said the race is open to all intending runners but the prize is strictly for media practitioners, “fun runners who join our race will be entitled to consolation prizes but the prize money is for media practitioners’’.According to Ubani, media practitioners include all members of NUJ and similar organizations worldwide, staff of corporate organizations who work in media-related departments like communications, advertising, public relations, graphics and allied industry.“Also students of communication nationwide are encouraged to register and participate. There will be special prizes for them. Students of communications outside Lagos who have done fantastic times in road races and marathons and the time is certified by their State Athletics Association or the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will be sponsored to Lagos to participate in the races”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Chairman of the Organising Committee of Lagos Media Marathon, Tony Ubani, over the weekend, revealed that renowned marathons and road races route measurer Norrie Williamson will calibrate and measure the route of the race.Ubani also said Norrie’s report will be sent to AIMS and IAAF for certification and listing of the Lagos Media Marathon on the international marathon calendar.The race will start at Anthony Bus stop, opposite TREM Church through Oshodi Oke, Charity, Airport Road, 7/8 Bus Stop, NACOC, Airport toll Gate, Concord Press, Airforce Base, MM 2, Mobolaji Bank Anthony Road, Ikeja Under Bridge at Ayinke House, Ikeja Bus Stop and finish at the New Ikeja Bus Terminus.last_img read more

MultiChoice to Thrill Fans with El Clasico

first_imgWithout Messi, Barcelona’s hopes of winning ‘El Clasico’ are certainly reduced, but they still have the talent in their ranks to get one over their arch rivals. Valverde will look to the likes of Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Arthur, Philippe Coutinho and even youngster Munir El Haddadi to raise their game and – temporarily at least – step out of the shadow cast by Messi.Even with their talisman missing, Barca are still favourites due to Real’s dire recent form. ‘Los Blancos’ brought up a fifth successive match without a win across all competitions when they were beaten 2-1 at home by Levante on Saturday afternoon.There is speculation that Real manager Julen Lopetegui may not survive the week, but the former Spain boss has played down suggestions that he will be axed before his team head to Barcelona on Sunday.“I feel more encouraged than ever to continue because the team gave their heart and soul on the pitch,” said Lopetegui after their most recent defeat. He may be putting on a brave face, but a defeat to Barca – which would open a seven-point gap between the teams – would surely signal the end of Lopetegui’s tenure.In addition, Real will be without one of their rising stars – Vinicius Jr – after he was sent off in a reserve match this past weekend.In head-to-head terms, the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid dates back over a century. In La Liga, they have clashed 176 times, with ‘Los Blancos’ claiming 72 wins compared to 70 for the ‘Blaugrana’ (plus 34 draws).Barca took four points off Real in the teams’ La Liga meetings last season: a 3-0 win at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in December 2017 and a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou in May 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram For the first time since 2007, Lionel Messi will not appear in ‘El Clasico’ – the eagerly anticipated clash is between hated Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid. The teams will meet in a round 10 La Liga match at the Camp Nou on Sunday, 28 October 2018, kick-off at 17:15 CAT.Messi’s absence is a body blow for Barca. The Argentine master helped the Catalans to a 4-2 home win over Sevilla on Saturday night – which took them back to the top of the log – but he played less than half an hour of the game, after colliding heavily with Franco Vazquez and suffering a broken right arm.“Obviously it’s a considerable loss,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde. “We know what he gives us and what we miss when he is not around. We have to deal with it and we will be prepared. It’s clear that we will notice his absence, but we will cope and we have resources, even though we will be facing some very difficult teams.”last_img read more

2018 Nigeria Bankers Games Hot up

first_imgThree-time and reigning champions, Fidelity Bank also secured a win over 2013 overall champions Sterling Bank in the second match of the day. Fidelity Bank broke the deadlock in the opening minute of the game through Timilehin Samuel and controlled the game for much of the duration of the match. Goals from Tobi Anyandoku, Kelechhi Nwosu and Victor Jideonwo helped seal a comfortable victory for the Fidelity Bank.The ties were graced by a few dignitaries including Desmond Anumkua – Divisional Head, Internal Control Compliance, Fidelity Bank, Uyi Uhunwango – Legal Services/ Team Manager Communications, Stanbic IBTC, Austin Ihenyen – Team Manager and UBA and Hall of Famer – Theo Amadi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Hostilities continue as the Nigeria Bankers Games enter Week Three today at the Yabatech Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos.According to the Chief Operating Officer, MediaVision Limited, Mr. Jimmy Sogbesan, the group stage of the football event will be concluded, just as the indoor games -Chess, Scrabble, Table Tennis begin at Yabatech Sports Complex, while Tennis matches at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Court, Onikan.On match day two of the Games, five-time champions, UBA defeated returnee- Keystone Bank with goals from Umar Ahmad, Kabir Dauda, Onyeka Cyprian, Alex Andrew and Ebuka Chimelu.last_img read more