Sars make if three Dan Breen Cups in a row

first_imgSarsfields are champions for a 35th time and go on to represent the county in the Munster club championship later this month against whoever wins the Waterford title. They won the title after beating Kiladangan 0-27 to 1-15 in the final at Semple Stadium.Sars – for whom Ronan Maher was their standout performer and the official Man of the Match – made a flying start and, despite taking their foot off the pedals for periods of play, never looked like relinquishing the advantage they’d built up.Joe Gallagher’s goal threatened to put the North Tipp club back in contention but it proved to be a false dawn.last_img read more

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Dundalk suffer disappointment in Europa League

first_imgDundalk remain in second place in the group standings – a point ahead of Maccabi Tel Aviv, who defeated AZ Alkmaar.However, Dundalk could be crowned League of Ireland champions later tonight.Title rivals Cork City have to beat St Pat’s at Turners Cross in order to have any chance of dethroning the defending champions, who aren’t in action again until Sunday.Also tonight in the Airtricity League Premier Division, Derry City entertain Sligo Rovers at the Brandywell, while Galway United are at home to Longford Town.Those games all kick-off at 19:45, but there’s two 8pm starts – Shamrock Rovers entertain Bray Wanderers at the Tallaght Stadium and Finn Harps and Wexford Youths meet in a game that the Youths have to win if they’re to overtake Harps in the race to avoid finishing in the relegation play-off spot. Dundalk’s Europa League adventure suffered it’s first disappointment last night as Zenit St Petersburg came from behind to claim a 2-1 win at the Tallaght Stadium.Robbie Benson’s swerving shot in the 52nd minute had briefly given Stephen Kenny’s side a chance to claim what would have been their biggest win of their remarkable season.But the Russian giants fought-back with goals from Robert Mak and Brazilian interantional Giuliano to take control of Group D.last_img read more

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County Football semi finals

first_imgLoughmore Castleiney coach Alan O’ Connor says Loughmore will try to knock Commercials off of their perch…Meanwhile, County Board Football Chair Joe Hannigan says Killenaule could pose some problems for Moyle Rovers…Tipp FM’s live updates from the County Football semi finals come in association with Arrabawn Tyone Mill, Nenagh.Meanwhile in the County Senior Football relegation play offsDrom & Inch take on Cahir in Clonoulty and Fethard face Ardfinnan in Monroe.Both of those games get underway at 12 noon. There’s some very competitive games promised this afternoon as the County Senior Football Semi Finals take place.Loughmore Castleiney face Clonmel Commercials in Cashel, while Killenaule play Moyle Rovers in Cahir.Both games throw in at 2 o’clock.last_img read more

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Torgah, Haruna Share Nigeria Masters Lead

first_imgGiving them a hot chase are Andrew Odoh and Gboyega Oyebanji, who are one just stroke out of the lead at 221. Odoh, a two- time winner of West Africa Golf Tour events and Oyebanji, who missed most last year’s regular season because of thump injury are tied for third.Forty four players made the cut to the third round following Friday’s second round. One of the standout performers at the Masters is debutant Donatus Obadofin, who made the cut in his first professional event.The young player started playing the Tour event as an amateur but earned his professional status at the Masters.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Olawale AjimotokanVincent Torgah moved up the leaderboard after the day’s round of 5-under par 67 at the Nigeria Masters yesterday at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja. The Ghanaian romped from the 17th position to share lead with half- way leader Kabiru M. Mohammed.Both players dictated the tempo with a total of 220 after 54 holes and will play the final group of the final round of the West Africa Golf Tour schedule today.last_img read more

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Federer Beats Nadal to Win Shanghai Open Final

first_imgWimbledon champion Roger Federer beat world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 in the Shanghai Masters final yesterday to capture his sixth title of the year.The 36-year-old Swiss, who has lost only four times in 2017, was again in imperious form as he won in 72 minutes.It was his fourth win of the year against Nadal and his fifth in succession over the Spaniard.Federer fired 10 aces, and the 19-time Grand Slam winner’s 94th career title cut his deficit against Nadal to 23-15.It moves him level with Ivan Lendl in terms of Open era titles, with only American Jimmy Connors (109) having more.The Swiss survived a stern test against Argentine Juan Martin del Potro to win 3-6 6-3 6-3 in just under two hours in Saturday’s semi-final.It was the 24th meeting in a final between the world’s top two, and with the roof again closed because of rain in Shanghai, Federer built a 4-2 lead en route to winning the opening set.There was little between them in the early exchanges of the second set until the pivotal fifth game.Nadal, winner of the US Open and China Open, saved the first break point but could not survive the second as Federer surged to a second Shanghai Masters crown.Federer is the only man who can deny Nadal the number one ranking at the end of the year, but he said the ATP Finals at London’s 02 Arena next month was his main focus.“I’ll go home and we will work out where I play next – Basel, Paris, one of those or none, before I go to London, which is my priority,” said Federer.“World number one I don’t think will happen but if I play like this maybe I’ll get close, who knows?”Elsewhere, Former world number one Maria Sharapova won her first title since May 2015, beating Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6 (10-8) in the Tianjin Open final.The 30-year-old Russian was playing her seventh event since she returned to the tour in April from a 15-month drug ban.She trailed 4-1 in both sets before overcoming the 19-year-old Belarusian, who was contesting her first WTA final, in two hours and five minutes.It is the five-time Grand Slam winner’s 36th WTA tournament victory.Sharapova was denied a wildcard for the French Open, missed Wimbledon through injury and reached the US Open fourth round as a wildcard before losing to Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova.The Russian, who began the week ranked 86th in the world, received a wildcard for the event in China.She broke a nervous-looking Sabalenka in the opening game but then lost four games in succession as the teenager struck back with aggressive returns.The Russian got back on serve at 4-3 after a 16-point game and then claimed the decisive break with a forehand winner down the line.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Pitch Invaders Get Jail Term

first_imgA Moscow court yesterday handed down a 15-day jail sentence to one of four people who interrupted Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia when they ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms.The judge also banned the pitch invader, Veronika Nikulshina, from attending sports events for three years.Three others are due to be sentenced later yesterday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

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