Cashel RFC say Tipp rugby is in good health as Nenagh Ormond top the…

first_imgThe rivalry between Tipperary’s Ulster Bank League clubs is a huge motivation for both of them.That’s the view of Cashel RFC captain Pat O’Connor, whose side were controversially beaten by Banbridge in their last Division 2A match.Nenagh Ormond are currently top of the table on points difference. Pat says his team would love to emulate the form of their fellow county men.last_img

Standard of Tipp football attracting Aussie Rules scouts

first_imgTipp footballers are attracting the attention of Aussie rules scouts, as the standard continues to rise.Following Colin O’Riordan’s departure to Sydney Swans two years ago, Jack Kennedy is the latest Tipp player to be snapped up for trials.He’s in North Melbourne for a ten-day trial along with Armagh footballer Rian O’Neill. Tipp football coach Shane Stapleton says Kennedy displays all the talents scouts would look for.last_img

Tipp FM picks up award at the Camogie Association media awards

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM Tipp FM was presented with a top national award last night for its extensive camogie coverage.The radio station entered the highly competitive Annual Camogie Awards and came out on top scooping the Best Media Innovation accolade.At the Camogie association media awards and volunteer awards. Winners of the Media innovation award Tipp FM. Pic: Liam O’Shea (MD), Susan Murphy (GM), Carmel Harkin (Tipperary Camogie Secretary) & Margaret Skehan (Winner of Tipperary Volunteer Award)last_img read more

Real Madrid Set for 400th Match in UCL against Legia

first_imgThe 100th match came on 7 March 1973 against Dynamo Kiev. Real Madrid played the first leg of the quarterfinals in Odessa (0-0). The match will be always remembered for red shirts that Real Madrid played in and the unforgettable performance of goalkeeper García Remón, who after the match was given the nickname The Odessa Cat. On 16 March 1988, and in the first leg of the quarterfinals, match number 150 was played. The game was at home against Bayern Munich (2-0).The 200th game in the European Cup was also played at the Santiago Bernabéu. Porto were the opponents in the group stage of the 1999/00 season with the home side winning (3-1). Three seasons later, in Athens, against AEK came game number 250. Real Madrid drew the group stage match (3-3) in the 2002/03 season. The 300th game was on 19 September 2007 in the Group Stage and the Whites beat Werder Bremen at home (2-1). Five years later, also in the Group Stage, on 24 October 2012, the team played the 350th game against Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park (2-1).With the milestone on the card, the European champions had ended their flurry of draws with an emphatic 6-1 LaLiga win over Real Betis at the weekend and Legia Warsaw will be fearful of a similar beating when they travel winless and pointless to the Santiago Bernabeu.Only four 100 per cent winning records remain in this season’s Champions League and debutants Leicester City are the first to put theirs on the line on matchday three when they host Copenhagen.At the other end of the spectrum, Dinamo Zagreb and Club Brugge join Legia in searching for their first points.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rea Madrid will play their 400th game in the European Cup at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium against Legia Warszawa this evening. The Whites becomes the first team on the continent to reach this milestone. Bayern (313) and Barcelona (280) are the closest to that figure.The Whites played their first match in the opening edition of the competition. The Swiss side Servette, in September 1955, were the first opponent at the Charmilles Stadium in Geneva (0-2). The fiftieth game came after seven seasons at the Santiago Bernabéu. Anderlecht in the first round first leg (3-3) were the opponents for the madridistas.last_img read more

Special Olympics Nigeria Launches Youth Empowerment Initiative

first_imgIt would also enable athletes secure a sustainable means of livelihood by offering each candidate a skill-set of choice to cultivate. Ultimately, this would reduce the athlete’s overall dependency on loved ones and family members by empowering them with valuable skillset relevant to self-reliance and actualisation.Speaking at the event, Chairman, Board of Directors, Special Olympics Nigeria, Mr. Victor Gbolade Osibodu, thanked Esso Exploration Nigeria Limited for their support of the initiative. He also commended volunteers, Care givers, Nurses who have devoted their time whenever requested. “It is our belief that with the support of all we would achieve the goals and objectives of this youth empowerment initiative. These athletes would be able to do more and contribute their quota to society” he statedAccording to the Naomi Saliu-Lawal, National Director Special Olympics Nigeria, “we embarked on this youth empowerment program to enable our athletes acquire vocational skills and mentorship experience. Seasoned instructors and mentors have been carefully chosen in the categories of empowerment coverage including catering, sewing, hairdressing, barbing, photography, bead work and academics across various vocational centres in Lagos.”Special Olympics Nigeria, is part of a worldwide movement (Special Olympics international) that aims at changing the negative attitude and misconceptions of people with intellectual disabilities.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Special Olympics Nigeria in partnership with Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited has launched its Youth Empowerment initiative.At a colourful event hosted by the Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel and graced by dignitaries including members of Special Olympics Nigeria board of directors, partners, athletes and their parents, the initiative was unveiled with its benefits.The Special Olympics Nigeria Youth Empowerment Initiative which is a brainchild of the organization with support from Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited is meant to empower its athletes with intellectual disability to receive necessary job skills relevant to attaining mastery in their respective interest and expertise.last_img read more

Agbakoba, Falana Battle for BOA Lawyers League Title

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeThe final game of the 2017 BOA Lawyers Football Tournament scheduled for sunday is a repeat of last year’s finalists as Olisa Agbakoba Legal and Falana & Falana return to settle scores.  Last year, Falana & Falana smiled away from the Astroturf 2000 venue with the ultimate prize after defeating OAL in a thrilling final game. For the players from Apapa-based Agbakoba, the rematch is payback time as they cannot afford to play second fiddle a second consecutive time. Last weekend, OAL showed their determination to succeed with the ruthless manner they dispatched Templars in the first semi final. Owolabi Dare scored a hat trick in the 5-0 crushing of Templars.Now, the war song in OAL camp is vengeance. They are determined to wrestle the trophy from the grip of the defending champions.Falana & Falana on the other hand remain unfazed by the boasting coming from Agbakoba camp. A top official of the law firm told THISDAY that they are not bothered by whatever high goals OAL may have been firing before the final.“You know we are not bothered by whatever anybody may be saying. We are capable of winning the cup again on Sunday (today),” stressed the team official.Agbakoba won the 2015 edition before being dethroned by Falana last year. Both teams qualified from Group B pairing to get this final. The 15th edition of the annual Bankole Olumide Aluko (BOA) Football Tournament for law firms kicked off on Sunday, February 26 at the Astroturf 2000 Facility in Ikoyi, Lagos.The tournament is held in memory of the late notable lawyer, Mr. Bankole Olumide Aluko, a founding partner in the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode (A & O).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Aiteo Reaffirms Commitment to NFF Sponsorship

first_imgTechnical Partners of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aiteo Group, has restated its commitment to the multibillion Naira sponsorship agreement it entered with the federation on May 1, 2017.In apparent reaction to news reports that it was considering pulling out of the sponsorship of the Federation Cup now renamed Aiteo Cup due to poor derivatives, the oil and gas giants said in a statement yesterday that such speculations were unfounded. Executive Vice Chairman of the group, Mr. Benedict Peters, insisted that the multi-billion sponsorship deal, was a management decision meticulously taken upon due consideration of its benefits to the development of football in Nigeria, tremendous social capital and unifying effect on every stratum of Nigeria endeavour.“The deal is effective for five years and we have no plans to renege on our decision. We will continue to underwrite the costs of organising the competition (Aiteo Cup) for the men and women’s finals, provide solidarity support for the state football associations, expenses and indemnities of match officials, support for clubs, media, branding/activation as well as prize money to winners.“This is at the heart of our group’s social capital investment vision of bequeathing a virile and excellent soccer culture and administration to Nigerians, which besides being Africa’s best, creates economic opportunities and wealth for generations of Nigerians,” the Aiteo executive vice chairman restated.Contrary to the report of threat to pull out of the sponsorship, Peters said that the Aiteo Group was satisfied with the handling of the partnership so far by the NFF.“As the Official Naming Rights Sponsor of the NFF Federations Cup, now christened Aiteo Cup, Aiteo will continue its funding of the tournament – Nigeria’s longest running football tourney,” he assured football stakeholders in the country.The Aiteo chief also praised the Amaju Pinnick led board of the NFF for the significant successes recorded since it took over the payment of the emoluments of coaches of the federation.“The NFF has recorded significant improvements in its management and execution of its national team objectives within the short term of our relationship. We look forward to an Aiteo powered football administration that would make positive history with its national teams.“Aiteo’s relationship with NFF is unfettered in any way, and the organisation will continue to ensure that NFF gets the required financial support it needs to perform optimally. We will ensure that all stakeholders are kept abreast of any development in this regard.Also speaking on the partnership, President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick maintained yesterday that there was no truth in the report of Aiteo threatening to pull out of the sponsorship of the Aiteo Cup.“AITEO Group has continued to express delight at the visibility they are getting from the relationship with the Nigeria Football Federation.“Top officials of AITEO Group were with the NFF in Uyo and Yaounde during the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon earlier this month, and they have continued to talk about their satisfaction with the relationship and the way everything is going.“The story was borne out of sheer mischief. The attempt was to rock what amounts to be the biggest partnership in the history of Nigerian Football but it has failed,” concludes the NFF chief.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more