Shane Long scores as Ireland move to top of group

first_imgThe result means Ireland sit in 2nd place on 7 points, only behind Serbia on goal difference after their 3-2 win over Austria who are 4th. Republic of Ireland sit joint top of their World Cup qualifying group after victory in Moldova last night.Goals from Tipperary’s Shane Long and James McClean gave Martin O’Neill’s side a 3-1 win.Ireland made the perfect start when Gortnahue native Shane Long netted after just 2 minutes, but an Moldovan equaliser on the stroke of half time gave the side some nervy moments before McClean’s brace.last_img read more

Clonmel hosts seven-race card this afternoon

first_imgThe action at Powerstown Park gets underway at 1.50pm.The final race goes to post at 5.05pm.last_img

Guardiola praises players efforts

first_imgHe’s impressed with how they reacted to going out of the Champions League to Monaco.Guardiola says it was the right response from his players.Meanwhile Tottenham are second, two points above City, after beating Southampton 2-1. Manchester United’s 3-1 victory at Middlesbrough took them fifth, four points off the Champions League qualification spots.last_img

Players want more game time according to former Tipp Manager

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Players are looking for more game time and match situations – according to a former Tipp player and manager.This years’ hurling championship format is set to give them plenty of additional games.While Ken Hogan says this year is uncharted territory, he says players are getting their wish…last_img

Total Named as Official Sponsor of CAF

first_img“As a leading multinational in its field, with strong ties to Africa, Total will make a significant contribution to CAF’s initiatives to foster personal and professional growth for young Africans.” Football is equal parts enthusiasm, sharing and team performance, concepts that resonate across cultures. “We are delighted to partner with CAF, because Africa is part of Total’s makeup,” commented Patrick Pouyanné, President and Chief Executive Officer of Total. “Through this commitment, we hope to strengthen ties to our stakeholders and customers through exciting, celebratory events that are always popular, including within our own teams.”The scale and duration of this sponsorship reflect Total’s strong roots in Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Total have reached an agreement under which the Group will become the official sponsor of African football for the next eight years.Total will support CAF’s 10 principal competitions, starting with the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), which has a global audience. Renamed the Total Africa Cup of Nations, the tournament will be held in Gabon from January 14 to February 5th, 2017.“This partnership is a major milestone in our ongoing search for additional resources to accelerate African football’s development, bring its governance up to date, upgrade its sports infrastructure and advance its performance globally,” commented Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football.last_img read more

US Golfer, Koepka, Named PGA Tour Player of the Year

first_imgBrooks Koepka has been named as the PGA Tour player of the year for 2018.The American this year won the US PGA Championship and became the first golfer since 1989 to clinch back-to-back US Open titles.Koepka, 28, won the award ahead of Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Open champion Francesco Molinari, Justin Rose and Justin Thomas. PGA Tour members who have played in at least 15 FedEx Cup events in the 2017-18 season were eligible to vote.Rumours of an argument between Koepka and world number one Johnson at the Ryder Cup, which were denied at the time, have since been confirmed by US captain Jim Furyk.“Whatever altercation started, or what happened, it was very brief,” Furyk said. “They’re like brothers. Brothers may argue, brothers get into it. But they’re as close as they’ve ever been, and it really had no effect on either one of them.”There appeared to be no remaining ill-will between the pair, with Johnson tweeting his congratulations to his US Ryder Cup team-mate.An incident at the Ryder Cup left Koepka “heartbroken” after his tee shot resulted in a spectator losing sight in her eye.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more