Tipp selector says next two games are ‘crucial’

first_imgThis Sunday the Premier County will travel to Brewster Park to take on Fermanagh with a home game against Clare to come the following weekend. There are 2 changes to Peter Creedon’s team for their Round 3 match.Robbie Kiely of Carbery Rangers returns from his one match suspension and takes over at left half back for the injured Donagh Leahy, while Borrisokane’s Philip Austin comes in at wing forward for the injured Brian Fox. And Tipp’s Michael O’Loughlin says it’s vital his side can secure four points against Fermanagh and Clare. O’Loughlin says retaining possesion will be key to Tipp’s approach.Coach Michael McGeehan will take Peter Creedon’s place on the sidelines for this weekends game. Creedon became the first manager to be hit with a touchline ban after his criticism of Meath referee David Coldrick in Tipp’s first round defeat to Armagh. The game at Brewster Park, Enniskillen throws-in at 2 o’clock on Sunday and we’ll have live coverage here on Tipp FM in association with Ormond Tiles, Summerhill, Nenagh and Larkins Gala Store, Ballina.last_img read more

Asempa FM’s Freeman appointed as GFA member

first_imgAsempa FM’s, Thomas Freeman N. Yeboah has been appointed as a Member of the Research and Information Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).His appointment follows series of revelations he made on issues pertaining to sports in Ghana and football in particular.Freeman set the records straight on who scored Ghana’s 100th Nations Cup goal after Agyeman Badu was erroneously credited with that feat.He stated unequivocally that John Mensah scored the 100th Nations Cup goal.He also revealed that Kotoko’s triumph in the 2011-12 Glo premier league was their 21st and not the 22nd as widely reported.He also revealed that Ghana’s highest score line in an international friendly was 12-0 against Malawi on October 15, 1962 and not the 13-2 against Kenya reported. Based on these feats, Thomas Freeman has been appointed as a member of the Research and Information Committee.“The Ghana Football Association extends its compliments. It is our pleasure to inform you that you have been co-opted as a member onto the above-mentioned Committee with immediate effect,” a statement signed by the General Secretary of the GFA stated.last_img read more

QPR appoint Chris Ramsey as manager until end of the season

first_imgChris Ramsey has been given the vacant manger’s job at Queens Park Rangers until the end of the season after impressing since taking over from Harry Redknapp in a caretaker role last week. An official announcement is expected in the next 24 hours.Ramsey led the club to their first away points of the Premier League season on Tuesday night with the 2-0 win at Sunderland, which was clearly a feather in his cap. However, the favourable impression that he has created runs deeper than one result, with the players having bought into his ideas on the training pitch and the team looking organised in matches.QPR had been expected to appoint Tim Sherwood, who has been out of work since his departure from Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last season, but the talks broke down. The chairman, Tony Fernandes, said on Tuesday that he was close to securing an alternative, somebody he described as his “dream manager”. He added that it might “take a while”.Paul Clement, the Real Madrid assistant manager, has been on Fernandes’s radar but he has said that his immediate focus is on finishing the season at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Clement has family ties to QPR, with his father, Dave, having played for the club.Michael Laudrup was also linked with the job but ruled himself out of the running, having briefly been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite.last_img read more

Mixed England U16 team to take on Spain

first_img15 Aug 2012 Mixed England U16 team to take on Spain England Golf will field a mixed team of eight for the annual U16 international against Spain at Pannal, Yorkshire, on Tuesday, 21 August. Only one of the players has represented England before. He is 14-year-old Bradley Moore of Derbyshire who won the 2011 English U14 championship (image © Tom Ward). The team of four girls and four boys is: Ashleigh Greenham of West Essex, Essex Eloise Healey of West Lancashire, Lancashire Sophie Lamb of Clitheroe, Lancashire Victoria Mallet of Sutton Coldfield Ladies’, Warwickshire Bradley Moore of Kedleston Park, Derbyshire Marco Penge of Worthing, Sussex Arrun Singh Brar of Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI Billy Spooner of Boston, Lincolnshire The match precedes the North of England U16 championship at Pannal, from Wednesday to Friday, 22-24 August. Two more players will join the girls’ squad for this event:  India Clyburn and Emily Slater, both of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. The team to play Spain: Ashleigh Greenham (West Essex) 15, shared the halfway lead at the English girls’ championship and helped win the County Team Trophy for Essex at last week’s English women’s stroke play. She successfully defended the scratch McCart Trophy. Eloise Healey (West Lancashire), 14, led the first two rounds of the English U15 championship and finished in fourth place. Her performance on the first day has qualified her for the final of the Telegraph junior golf championship. Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), 14, is the Lancashire girls’ champion, she tied eighth in the English U15 championship and was in the winning partnership at the Northern foursomes. Victoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’), 14, was the 2011 winner of the Midlands South girls’ championship and was 12th in this season’s English U15 championship. Her sister, Elizabeth, is an England girl international. Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park), 14, was the English U14 champion in 2011. He was capped at U16 and schools’ levels last year and this year finished fourth in the McEvoy Trophy, fifth in the European Young Masters and sixth in the Douglas Johns Trophy. Marco Penge (Worthing), 14, finished fourth in last year’s Douglas Johns Trophy and recently was seventh in both the U16 championship for the McGregor Trophy and the U18 championship for the Carris Trophy. Arrun Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor), 13, is a cousin of boy international Jack Singh Brar and tied eighth in last week’s English U14 championship for the Reid Trophy. Billy Spooner (Boston), 14, finished equal fourth in last year’s English U14 championship and tied sixth in this year’s event last week. He was a member of the Lincolnshire team that won the English Boys’ County Championship last year. England girls’ squad players: India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), 15, is a past Lincolnshire girls’ champion and  Midlands girls’ champion of champions. She was a semi-finalist in this year’s women’s county championship and helped Lincolnshire reach County Finals. Her sister, Holly, is a Curtis Cup player. Emily Slater (Woodhall Spa), 15, was in Lincolnshire’s winning team at last year’s County Finals and is helping them defend their title this year. She is the Lincolnshire girls’ champion and was eighth in the English girls’ championship.last_img read more

Trib Total Media buys stake in Pittsburgh Power indoor football team

first_imgLynn SwannPITTSBURGH (AP) – Trib Total Media has purchased a multi-million dollar stake in the Pittsburgh Power indoor football league team.In a Monday press release Arena Football describes the transaction as a large stake of the franchise, which is entering its fourth season in Pittsburgh.The league says the new ownership group consists of Matt Shaner, Trib Total Media, and former NFL star Lynn Swann. Trib Total Media owns the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and other regional media properties.The Pittsburgh Power play spring and summer season games at Consol Energy Center.last_img read more