The Ireland squad returns to training this morning as they run through final preparations for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia.Manager Martin O’Neill will be hoping for no further injury mishaps having already lost seven players from his original squad.The Ireland manager will also be hoping for a further update on the fitness of Harry Arter, who is battling a hamstring injury.
Wiggins became the first Brit to win the Tour De France in 2012 and also won 5 Olympic gold medals, 1 silver and 2 bronze.However his Tour De France victory has been mired in controversy, after it emerged he received a number of TUEs prior to the 2011 and 2012 races as well as the 2013 Giro D’Italia
Having suffered their first defeat of the League campaign last weekend away to Cork Michael Ryan will be hoping to get things back on track next Sunday.Just a single point separated the sides in Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday – however the manager says they can’t dwell on that now as Offaly loom in the last 8 next weekend.The game at O’Connor Park, Tullamore will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group Nenagh, Thurles & Roscrea and Racket Hall Country House Hotel , Roscrea.
Throw in at St. Brendan’s in Birr is at 2 o clock.Tipp ladies footballer Gillian O’Brien says they’ve a few things to work on following last weeks draw. Photo © @TippLadiesFB The big game this weekend sees Tipperary take on Wexford in the replay of the Division 3 Ladies Football League Final.Tipp narrowly missed out on a win two weeks ago, when Wexford captain Jennifer Rochford pointed a free in what was the last kick of the game to get the draw.Tipp had an unbeaten run in the league until this point, and are hoping to got back to winning ways on Sunday.
Cáit Devane scored all three of Tipp’s goals – but it wasn’t enough to get past Limerick, in the camogie yesterday, who just edged the game.Limerick captain Niamh Mulcahy fired 15 points as the Treaty side won by a point – 1-20 to 3-12 – at Semple Stadium to keep their hopes of emerging from Group 2 of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship alive.Tipperary now face into two tough away games against Offaly and Wexford in the coming weeks. Photo © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography
Michael Ryan has praised the effort of some of the newer players who featured against Kilkenny in the National League yesterday.The Cats emerged winners by the slimmest of margins to leave Tipp needing a win over Cork next weekend to ensure a place in the quarter-finals.Speaking to Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson after yesterdays defeat in Nowlan Park Michael Ryan said the showing by the likes of Mark Russell and Michael Breen was promising. Photo © Tipp FM
By Kunle AdewaleWorld Boxing Federation Junior Middle Weight champion, Gifted Cole Chiori, will tonight take on Jorge Burgos from Dominican Republic in a 10 round non-title fight.Cole, whose record stands at 10-0 in a telephone chat with THISDAY from his base in the United States before jetting to Dominican Republic said he was not intimidated by his opponent, promising to come out victorious at the end of the bout.“With the kind of rigorous training I have gone through, I should be able to stop him before the end of round five. I’m not underrating my opponent or being over confident, but my coach and I had perfected the strategy to stop him early after watching some tapes of Burgos previous fights,” the Ajegunle-born boxer noted.Cole said the fight would also serve as part of his preparation for his title defence later this year.“Burgos is a tested boxer and a worthy opponent any day and could be very tricky, therefore it would help in my preparation for my title defence later this year,” he saidCole defeated German opponent, Tom Reiche, to retain his Junior Middle Weight World Boxing Federation title after the referee stopped the fight in the fourth round after too much torture from the Nigerian.Tonight’s fight is billed for the city of Santiago RodriguezShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
League leading scorer Godwin Obaje as well as Alhassan Ibrahim aka ‘Muazam’ both had chances to win the game for the home team, but Rangers Ghanaian goalkeeper Nana Bonsu was in inspired form.Obaje’s goal-bound shot in stoppage time came off the post to the huge relief of Rangers.The biggest upset of the day was struggling Plateau United’s 1-0 win at Abia Warriors.Ibeh Johnson scored the winning goal for the Jos club on 82 minutes.In other league matches, IfeanyiUbah were also held to a scoreless draw by a resurgent Sunshine Stars in Nnewi while Lobi Stars scraped past Heartland 1-0.In Port Harcourt, after holding off strongly in the first half, El Kanemi Warriors succumbed to the supremacy of Enyimba of Aba to concede two quick goals in the second half with no reply in their NPFL Match-day 25 clash at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium.Man-of-the-Match Nzube Anaezemba flew into Joseph Osadiaye’s free kick and delivered a low header to put Enyimba up in the 53rd minute and Bassey Ezekiel sealed victory for the Aba boys with a drive from the box line in the 69th minute, just three minutes after he came off the bench to substitute Andrew Abalogu.El Kanemi had unsettled Enyimba in the early minutes of the game with a long throw into the box for a cluster of waiting lanky strikers but goalkeeper Moses Ocheye rise promptly to duty, lifting higher to save the situation.Chinedu Ohanachom rubbed it in for the Maiduguri warriors as he drove in from the flank, dusting a couple of Enyimba’s defenders but he was stopped in the box by captain Chinedu Udoji.Enyimba recovered quickly afterwards and began to push back on the visitors as Ojo Oluwadare attempted a long range shot which flew over but El Kanemi replied with Isiaka Olawale stepping into a loose chance which he executed feebly off target. He tried yet another trick in the 22nd minute when he sighted Moses Ocheye off his line and quickly delivered a lob that sailed slightly over the bar.Enyimba came closest to scoring in the first half when Stephen Chinedu dribbled in but fluffed a one-on-one chance with George Michael, in goal for El Kanemi.Down by two goals in the second half, Coach Ladan Bosso threw everything in the last quarter but all the chances for El Kanemi produced no consolation as Isiaka Olawale’s 84th minute powerful strike was parried for corner by Ocheye.Most biting was Bambai Mohammed’s golden miss in the 87th minute when he arrived earlier to receive a counter and Ocheye come out late in the bid to stop him but Bambai lobbed over the cross bar even with Ocheye clearly out of his box with no defender behind him.The result was especially important for Enyimba to get on track for the league title chase and hopefully book another berth for the continentals next season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Wikki Tourists of Bauchi remained on top of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) yesterday after visiting Enugu Rangers snatched a point from their goalless draw in the north eastern city.The NPFL leaders remain two points clear of closest rivals Rangers on 42 points, but would have been a lot happier had they won in front of their fans to extend their lead at the top to five points.
Mercedes wednesday said Lewis Hamilton is “likely” to suffer a grid penalty for using too many engine parts at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.The team say they will know for certain today, but a decision to take the extra engine parts Hamilton needs would mean a drop of at least 20 grid places. A series of failures early in the season meant that Hamilton used up more engine components than planned.He heads into the race 19 championship points ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg.Six wins in the past seven races for Hamilton have turned around what had been a 43-point advantage for the German after the first four races of the season.A spokesman said the team were still working through the requirements and consequences related to any decision to take the penalty in Belgium.The other option is to wait until the Italian Grand Prix the following weekend.Drivers are allowed to use a maximum of five of each of the six parts of an engine before a grid penalty is incurred.Hamilton has already used the maximum permitted five items of two elements of the complicated turbo hybrid engine – the turbocharger and the MGU-H, the electric motor that recovers energy from the turbo.Teams are given a 10-place grid penalty each time they use a sixth example of any component, so using one new of each of these means a 20-place grid penalty for Hamilton.There are only 22 cars on the grid and a driver can only go to the back no matter how many theoretical grid penalties he suffers for using additional engine components.So Mercedes may choose to take two new examples of each of these parts to bring them into line with the number of the other parts of the engine he has used.Hamilton has so far used three each of the internal combustion engine, MGU-K, energy store and control electronics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Eagles dominated to nearâ€“embarrassing degree against the fellow West Africans, who featured at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon earlier in the year.On a day that NFF President Amaju Pinnick, 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko and Aiteo Group chieftains Francis Peters and Andrew Onyearu had gingered the players and technical crew with assurances that money would no longer be a problem, following the five-year partnership agreement between the NFF and the foremost energy solutions company in April, the ever â€“businesslike Oghenekaro Etebo got the better of goalkeeper Alhassani in the 27th minute and laid for Kelechi Iheanacho to tap into the net for Nigeriaâ€™s third.Victory means the threeâ€“time African champions remain unbeaten in all their eight matches over the past one year, winning six of those and scoring 15 goals while conceding only five.The triumph also came on a day that Nigeria moved two steps up in the monthly FIFA ranking to 38th, and 4th in Africa.English Premiership club West Hamâ€™s target Kelechi Iheanacho has now scored seven goals in 10 matches for the Super Eagles, including scoring in seven of the last eight matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLYThree goals in under half an hour, including a brace by Leicester of Englandâ€™s Ahmed Musa steered the Super Eagles past the Hawks of Togo 3-0 in an international friendly in Paris yesterday evening.Musa slotted past goalkeeper Fatao Alhassani as early as the third minute, after a marvelous job by English FA Cup champion Arsenal FCâ€™s Alex Iwobi. Iwobi also provided the assist for the second goal by Musa 15 minutes later.