However Kilruane MacDonagh’s manager Liam O’ Shea says if they get a performance they could come out on top.The game throws in at 3.30 tomorrow, and is preceded by the meeting of Eire Óg Annacarthy and Mullinahone.The other two quarter finals, between Borrisoleigh and Loughmore Castleiney and Clonoulty Rossmore and Drom & Inch, take place on Sunday.The first of those gets underway at 6pm. Photo © Tipp FM Reigning champions Thurles Sarsfields take on Kilruane McDonagh’s in the County Senior Hurling quarter finals this weekend.Sars are aiming for four in a row this year.The teams already met each other in the group stages of the competition where Sars ran out winners.
DPI, Guyana – Several Guyanese Olympians were given the recognition they deserve after representing Guyana on the biggest stage for sports. Through the hard work and dedication of these athletes, Guyana has been placed on the map in the area of sports.Some of those athletes participated in the Olympics as far back as 1976. The Olympians celebrated at the Pegasus Hotel last Friday evening.Those athletes honoured include some household names such as Michael Parris, Aliann Pompey, Winston George and James Wren-Gilkes. Some of the other Olympians were Aliyah Abrams, Jennifer Innis- Stephens, Adam Harris, Geoffrey Sankies, Jeremy Bascom, Gordon Carew, Evan Parris and Andrew Harry. Missing from last night’s event were Niall Roberts, Richard Jones and June Griffith.Sankies was present at the 1976 Olympics but did not participate due to a boycott of African Nations. He was slated to represent Guyana in the discipline of Judo where he was expected to do exceptionally well. Nevertheless, he said being there and carrying the Golden Arrowhead at the march-past was an unbelievable feeling.Sankies said the recognition is a good thing for all those who were forgotten. “I hope they can get the recognition and be held as role models for school children who can look up to them and learn from them.”Aliann Pompey has represented Guyana on several occasions at the prestigious games. However, she said it was always a proud moment to represent the ‘land of many waters’ on such a big stage. Pompey, who is a 400 sprinter, competed in the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She said the pride felt when competing is wonderful but being recognised by her home country incomparable.“I am actually very emotional because nothing like this has ever happened for us as Olympians. There are 15 Olympians here and being able to share our stories, our glory days, I am very glad that this has happened.”The only Guyanese to have medalled in the Olympics is Michael Parris who copped a bronze medal in boxing at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Parris said he took pride in what he did and being recognised was just the icing in the cake.Jennifer Innis-Stephens participated in the 100 metres sprint and long jump at the 1980 Olympics. Innis- Stephens noted that she was always confident of herself and while being at the Olympics “was a big deal”, she was not overwhelmed by the bright lights and large crowds. However, being recognised by her home country for her efforts is another ball game. “I appreciate being honoured and recognized after so many years of service as an athlete,” she stated.Aaliyah Abrams, a force to be reckoned with in the 400 metres was a part of the 2016 Olympic in games in Rio. While she did not medal, Abrams said she has much more to give and is excited to keep on going.“It feels good to be recognised. It is a lot of hard work and mentally taxing competing in sporting events. It is wonderful to have people who enjoy watching you compete, also celebrate you,” Abrams said.Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton along with Director of Sport, Christopher Jones and President of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K.A. Juman Yassin was also at the event. They commended the athletes for their contribution to Guyana and assured them that the recognition will not be a one-off event.The Olympians received their certificates at the 4th Aliann Pompey Invitational at the National Track and Field Centre.
By Daniel Brettig AN ugly pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and the players’ union appears to have been averted, after the two parties agreed to defer revenue calculations until there is a clearer picture of the COVID-19 toll on the forthcoming season.CA had previously sought a significant reduction in the amount of money to be distributed into the player payment pool, negotiated with the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) as a fixed percentage of revenue under the MoU signed in 2017.While this would not affect retainers and match fees for the looming season, the amounts passed onto the players as part of the “adjustment ledger” distributed annually to account for revenue above CA’s 2017 projections stood to be drastically reduced. Anger at this move, combined with a similar dispute between CA and the state associations, had paralysed the game for more than three months up to the exit of the chief executive Kevin Roberts.As recently as early June, Roberts and CA had claimed that projected revenue for the forthcoming summer would be almost halved by the impact of the pandemic, even though it had announced a full international schedule including an India tour valued at around A$300 million.The compromise, with the ACA agreeing to drop a formal notice of dispute that could have seen the players and the governing body go to court, means the revenue forecast calculation will not be made until the financial tale of the 2020-21 season is more readily able to be pieced together.“Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association have today agreed a way forward on Australian Cricket’s response to COVID-19,” a CA spokesman said. “The parties have agreed to postpone the Australian Cricket Revenue projection until such time they are better able to assess the financial impact of the pandemic and calculate a clear projection for the year ahead.“With today’s agreement, the ACA has agreed to withdraw its notice of dispute lodged last month with CA. We would like to thank the ACA for the constructive manner in which they have engaged in discussions in what has been a challenging time for the game.”CA’s chairman Earl Eddings has been closely involved in board to board discussions with his ACA opposite number Greg Dyer, while the interim chief executive Nick Hockley had also entered talks with the ACA CEO Alistair Nicholson in recent days.“Today’s agreement is a significant step forward in cricket’s response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and should provide our stakeholders with renewed clarity and confidence about the summer ahead,” the spokesman said.“Calculating revenue projections 12 months ahead during a once-in-a-century pandemic has not been without its challenges, but we believe we have arrived at a position that provides all parties with greater certainty about how to navigate the next year.“The ACR will be reassessed in due course, providing time to better assess the financial impact of the pandemic and calculate a clear projection for the year ahead.”Nicholson welcomed the resolution: “This ‘reset’ is both welcome and sensible. CA is free to reforecast again at various times over the next financial year, should there be a material revenue event affecting cricket.”CA remains in discussions with the state associations about their annual distributions, with reductions most vigorously opposed by New South Wales and Queensland. In the meantime, more than 150 state staff and 40 CA staff have been made redundant from their roles. (ESPN Cricinfo)
Published on February 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Quentin Hillsman believes it can be done. He has seen it before, and he believes Syracuse has every right to be the next team to pull off the feat.After an inconsistent season marred by struggles in almost every aspect of the game, the Orange head coach still believes SU has a chance of accomplishing what it set out to do. But he also knows Syracuse has no margin for error.‘Things have happened in women’s basketball before,’ Hillsman said. ‘Teams have gone on to win five out of their last six, or last seven, and they’re a hot team and get to the tournament, so I just challenge our girls not to give up.’After the Orange won its 16th game of the season over Marquette on Saturday, Hillsman said the victory had a greater meaning than simply ensuring a winning season. More importantly, it keeps the team’s postseason hopes alive as long as SU puts together a string of victories to close out its season. It’s still a tall task for the inconsistent Orange (16-11, 5-8 Big East), but it’s the mission starting Tuesday on the road against No. 21 DePaul (20-7, 8-5 Big East) at 9 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf SU can pull off an upset against the Blue Demons, it will have No. 15 Georgetown to contend with. On Tuesday, though, the focus is on DePaul and trying to take the next step toward the NCAA tournament and away from the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.The Orange’s woes are the Blue Demons’ strengths. Three of DePaul’s starters are shooting at least 40 percent from field, buoying the Blue Demons to third place in 3-point field-goal percentage in the Big East.Syracuse’s struggles from the outside have permeated its ability to win consistently, though the Orange is coming off a 54.4 percent shooting performance against the Golden Eagles. SU hasn’t shown the ability to find its shooting stroke and keep it for a streak of games, but if that is going to happen, now is the time.‘You have to make shots to win,’ guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas said. ‘For us to finish off hot, we’ve got to make shots inside and out. I think we’re starting to turn that up more in practice. We’re more intense, and we’re getting more focused because it’s getting into postseason time.’Syracuse’s strong shooting performance in the win over Marquette came after another quality offensive game, when it finished 43.4 percent from the field against Louisville. In the two contests combined, the Orange even managed to drain eight 3-pointers to show a part of SU’s game that’s been dormant for most of the season.DePaul is a difficult challenge, though. The Blue Demons are lethal from beyond the arc and play a game that will be tough to guard for Syracuse.‘Until we get four deadly 3-point shooters on the perimeter and a four that’s really a five that can play in the high post, we can’t play that way,’ Hillsman said.So if Syracuse can’t match the type of personnel DePaul throws out onto the floor night in and night out, it’s going to try to control what it can. It’ll try to outplay the Blue Demons with intensity on both ends of the floor, utilizing that pressure defense that converted 21 Marquette turnovers into 32 points. If the Orange can get some good looks from the outside, it’ll take its shots, and if not, pass off to Alexander inside.‘We’re more intense,’ Tyson-Thomas said, ‘and we’re getting more focused because it’s getting into postseason time.The daunting task ahead for SU is to get some solid, even surprising, performances from players who hadn’t been much of a factor at the start of the year. Off the bench, Phylesha Bullard has been shooting 63 percent in her last six games while averaging more than six points per contest. And after starting off the year on a tear before slowing up, guard Elashier Hall has been shooting 43.2 percent from the field in her last four games and averaging 10 points over that span.Both Hall and Bullard have provided additional offensive sparks Syracuse will need in the final three games of its season. The first step toward matching SU’s tournament ambitions begins Tuesday against DePaul.‘I guess I am kind of getting back to that, knowing that we really need these next couple of games,’ Hall said. ‘I just have to go out there and do as I’ve been doing and keeping up the momentum and just getting it going for those coming off the bench.’email@example.com
The tie of the round sees this years Mid winners and last years County champions Thurles Sarsfields come up against South finalists MullinahoneNorth champions Kildangan have drawn Upperchurch Drombane who they have already played in an earlier round of the county championship. The teams were tied at full time on that occasion.West champions Éire Óg Annacarthy come up against Lorrha-Dorrha who they played in an earlier round of the competition. The West Tipp side were victorious in that game. South champions Killenaule will look to their captain Kieran Bergin when they come up against Darren Gleeson’s Portroe from the North of the county.Kilruane McDonaghs from the North of the county will meet JK Brackens from the Mid while Eire Og Nenagh will play their North rivals Roscrea.Drom & Inch and Clonoulty-Rossmore have both received byes to the next round.