Mullinahone clocked up a goal and 6 points in the second half to try and narrow the gap but a P White goal for Clonoulty in injury time saw them run out 1-18 to 1-10 winners.There was knocks on both sides -Clonoulty centre back John O’Keefe and Mullinahone’s Eoin Kelly both limped off injured. It follows wins over Mullinahone and Drom & Inch respectively this afternoon.Kildangan took an early lead in their clash with Drom & Inch and at half time were three points up – However at this point it was still anybody’s game- Drom continued their fight back in they earlier part of the second half but Kildangan then clocked up two goals putting them very much in control. Seamie Callanan’s side managed to find the back of the net late in injury time to narrow the gap but in the end Kildangan secured victory on a 2-18 to 1-17 scorelineClonoulty dominated the early game at Semple Stadium with their forwards finding space to score and by half time they were leading by 12 points to 4
Rory McIlroy has finished 5th at World Golf Championships in Ohio.The Ulsterman had managed a return to form at the event in Akron but his challenge faded on the last day..He finished in a tie for fifth place on 7-under-par – but nine shots behind winner Hideki Matsuyama. Photo © – Tipp FM
Making way are Liam Boland and Emmet Moloney who drop to the subs bench.The starting 15 is:1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash2. Shane O’Connell – Golden-Kilfeacle3. John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney4. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash6. Robbie Kiely (Capt.) – Carbery Rangers7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule8. Liam Casey – Cahir9. Steven O’Brien – Ballina10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle11. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-CastleineyThrow-in is at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon in Semple Stadium.Tipp FM will have live coverage of the game in association with Cleary Motors Renault – Thurles. Liam Kearns has handed a first start to Loughmore Castleiney’s John Meagher for Tipp’s second game of the National Football League.Cahir’s Liam Casey comes into the side to face Roscommon at midfield.
Wikki Tourists midfielder, Harrison Madu has said his side have shifted 100 per cent attention on the top-flight after a shocking ouster in the Federation Cup.The Bauchi-based side were stunned 3-4 on penalties by the Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Crown FC after full time score stood goalless in Wednesday’s Federation Cup quarterfinals clash at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja.Madu said his side were opportune to avoid the penalties but failed to make several chances at goal count positively. “We had several chances at goal to win the clash within regulation time but could not make it count and penalties are anybody game and it proves exactly.“We never bargained to lose the Cup quarterfinals clash against lower division side, Crown FC. Of course, we did not underrate the side but approached the match like any other top-flight match.“We were aware that Crown FC caused Enugu Rangers elimination from the Cup campaign. Well the Cup dream has been dashed we are heading straight from Lokoja to Uyo for the top-flight matchday 29 clash at Akwa United on Sunday.“Our 100 per cent focus has been shifted on the league, we have to concentrate fully on winning the league shield. The Cup ouster could turn out to be a blessing in disguise now that we just have the league to hit the continent,” said the Wikki Tourists playmaker to supersport.com.Wikki Tourists lead the 19-team top-flight on 47 points same as second placed side, Enugu Rangers but on superior goalsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
A brace each by Rasheedat Ajibade and Folashade Ijamilusi and a goal each by Imo Anam and Cynthia Aku steered the Nigeria Under-20 women team to a 6-0 win over their Tanzanian counterparts in Dar es Salaam yesterday.Â First half ended 4-0 in favour of the Falconets at the Azam Stadium.Â The win took the Falconets to a 9-0 aggregate win over the East Africans, and a place in the second round of the African qualifying series for next yearâ€™s FIFA Under-20 Womenâ€™s World Cup finals.Â Ajibade also netted a brace in the first leg at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City a fortnight ago, with the other goal by defender Lilian Tule.Â The two-time World Cup silver medallists will now square up against the winner of the fixture between Morocco and Senegal in the second round, set for November 2017.Â Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, in a commendation letter sent to the team read thus: The Minister of Youths and Sports Development Barrister Solomon Dalung highly commend the efforts of the John Utaka Foundation underprivileged football team in winning all their matches so far in the 2018 SATUC World Cup meant for the underprivileged kids across he globe especially beating the host team Bulgaria to qualify for the final of the competition.“We are indeed proud of the contingent and Nigeria will be supporting the team with their prayers to come back home with the trophy,” concludes the statement.The minister is also ready to receive the team in Abuja on Monday.Also the Foundation owner, John Utaka, has promised the team N1.8 million if they win the competition.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s representative in the ongoing 2018 SATUC Five-a-Side Football World Cup, John Utaka Foundation Football Team, fought hard yesterday to beat host Bulgaria 1-0 in the semifinal to sail through to the final of the competition.The highest goal-scorer of the team and tournament, Arafat Hussain, scored Nigeria’s lone goal in the match this increase his goals to seven scored so far in the competition.Nigeria will now meet Liberia who walloped Morocco 5-1 in the other semifinal today in the final of the competition.
Nigeria is now placed fourth in Africa and retains her 44th spot in the world with 1,427 points, as against October’s 1,431 points, in the FIFA/Coca Cola Rankings released on Thursday.Tunisia who led the continent’s teams in the last rankings dropped to second place behind Senegal, with the North Africans dropping four places to 26th in the world with 1,493 points.Senegal now top the CAF teams with 1,505 points and places 23rd in the world. Morocco rests in third place, with Congo DR in fifth, after garnering 1,440 and 1420 points as world 40th and 49th respectively.Belgium, France and Brazil remain unchanged as the highest ranked with 1,727, 1,727 and 1,676 points respectively.According to a report on the FIFA website, defeats for the leading duo in the UEFA Nations League resulted in both dropping six ranking points.Brazil , though still 50 points behind France, added seven after wins over Uruguay, who is seventh-ranked and 55th-placed Cameroon.Meanwhile, the big climbers include African quintet of Mozambique (117th, up 5), Angola (125th, up 5), Sudan (127th, up 8), Comoros (143rd, up 5) and Gambia (166th, up 7).The rise of Kosovo (131st, up 6) was also notable as it took them to their highest ranking position till date.The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on Dec. 20.(NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram