US 36, Bethany open with IMCA points, spectators

first_imgAn open practice session is also planned Saturday, May 2 at Osborne from 2-8 p.m. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. Pit passes will be $25 and the grandstands will be closed.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m., hot laps are at approximately 7:30 p.m. with racing to follow.  Racing both nights will be broadcast by Speed Shift TV.  Social distancing guidelines will be maintained in both the pit area and grandstand; track officials will ask each team to stay within their respective pit area and that everyone attending wear a mask or other appropriate facial covering.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark Plugs Missouri State and track points will be given for IMCA Modified, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod divisions at both Friday and Saturday shows. Central and North Central Region points will be available to Modified drivers. “Response has already been great and we’re expecting tremendous car counts both Friday and Saturday,” said promoter Jon Boller Jr.  OSBORN, Mo. – US 36 Raceway will open May 8 and Bethany Speedway on May 9 with all IMCA points awarded both nights. Drivers are also asked to pre-register through MyRacePass or the track website. Pit passes are $35 while grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under. Questions about the season-opening weekend can be directed to Boller at 816 752-3645.last_img read more

UW crew seeks first win

first_imgIn Madison for the only home competition of the year, UW men’s rowing head coach Chris Clark actually has more to worry about than a typical race. “In a home race, there’s almost as much worry about just getting things set up and mak[ing] sure the officials are here, et cetera, than it is worrying about your own team,” Clark said at a press conference Monday. “But the only thing that makes that regatta successful is the weather, so I don’t have control over that, but I wish I did.” Forecasts call for temperatures in the 70s and partly cloudy weather Saturday, so that’s one less thing for Clark to worry about when No. 8 Wisconsin hosts No. 18 Michigan and Northern Michigan for the Midwest Rowing Championships at Lake Wingra Saturday. However, adding to Clark’s list of worries is the stiff competition his team has had to face to start off the spring season. Last weekend, Wisconsin’s varsity eight fell to No. 1 Washington, No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 California at the Windermere Classic in Redwood City, Calif. “In football parlance, it’s probably scheduling Michigan and Florida and Notre Dame in the first couple of weeks,” Clark said. “Which can really work well depending on the way it plays out, but it also wipes you out a little bit.” And this weekend won’t be any easier with Big Ten opponent Michigan in town. In recent years, the Badgers and Wolverines have squared off in the season opener. However, schedule conflicts this season pushed the rivalry meet back to this weekend’s regatta. Typically the Midwest Rowing Championships serve as a showcase to the Madison community and campus for the UW crew team, but this year will be different with Michigan lining up on the other side of the water. “There’s been a few years that the competition hasn’t been so stiff, but [Michigan’s] pretty good,” Clark said. “That’s our main competition in this race; there’s no question it’s Michigan. … It’s the real deal when it’s Michigan.” And Clark knows this weekend is the time for his team to start winning. Despite a strong showing in the Windermere Classic, Wisconsin has nothing to show for it. While Clark isn’t upset with the varsity team’s 0-3 start, he is optimistic about being a championship contender come the end of May. “You don’t usually win championships by losing a lot of races,” Clark said. “That’s what I’ve found. You know, you’ve got to. Somehow you have to win at some point. “The reality is we’re just not usually as good as we will be later in the year. That’s a fact,” Clark continued. “So when you can come out and be competitive right away, that’s a good thing. It’s a really good thing. But nonetheless, there’s only so many times you can spend losing.” This year will be the 35th time UW has hosted the Lake Wingra event that dates back to 1973.last_img read more

Showdown ends 21-year run with shootout

first_imgDavies led Wisconsin with two goals in regulation and another after OT in the shootout.[/media-credit]After 21 years running, the Badger Hockey Showdown went out in style, as Wisconsin edged Yale 2-1 in a shootout following a 2-2 tie through overtime.It was not the most well-attended game of the season for the Badgers, and it was not one in which they played at full strength, with three key players at the World Junior Championships. Nonetheless, UW gave fans plenty to cheer about, especially after senior tri-captain Blake Geoffrion put one away in the shootout for the win.“Wasn’t this a great way to have it end?” head coach Mike Eaves said. “I mean, I’m nervous on the bench, I’m standing and I looked around and everybody’s standing. It’s kind of an exciting way for it to end, and a memorable one.”While the Showdown will not continue in 2011, Eaves was not so sure Wisconsin would not host a similar tournament again in the future.It’s unclear how long such an occurrence would take to materialize, but Eaves voiced a confidence in the fact a tournament similar in nature to the Showdown would be back.“Now we put it to rest for a while,” Eaves said. “As the flow and ebb of these tournaments come and go, we’ll see when it comes back, because I’ve got a feeling that down the line somewhere that this tournament will come back in some shape or form.”WJC impacts Badger Hockey ShowdownIf you were wondering just how much the Wisconsin men’s hockey team was affected by the 2010 World Junior Championships and the loss of three players to the competition, all you had to do was watch the four UW players during the postgame press conference.Whichever player was called on was respectfully attentive to those asking questions, but the remaining three could not resist the television to their right, watching intently to see what was happening in the USA-Sweden semifinal contest.In fact, one reporter even let Geoffrion finish watching the highlights of a USA goal after noticing how the senior from Brentwood, Tenn., was so focused on the game.According to fellow senior and tri-captain Ben Street, it was all about focusing on the basics with the absence of sophomore forward Derek Stepan, sophomore defenseman Jake Gardiner and freshman defenseman John Ramage.UW forwards, goalie disagree on shootout advantage With the Pettit Cup on the line Sunday night, the intense matchup between No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 8 Yale could not end in a tie. As a result, a rare shootout was seen at the Kohl Center, something that was thrilling for coaches, players and fans alike.Wisconsin came out on top 2-1, thanks to scores from Geoffrion and senior Michael Davies, earning the Badgers their 11th title in the Badger Hockey Showdown.Following the game, Davies was asked to explain whether the shooter or the goalie has the advantage in a shootout situation. The 5-foot-8, 175-pound senior was dumbfounded.“I don’t know; I’m not in a shootout enough to know,” Davies said. “I think it’s kind of both ways there. I just came down and took what was given, and the goalie bit. I don’t really know who has the advantage. I guess you really never know.”Davies continued by remarking that it depended on who was in goal.“If I’m going against (NHL goaltender Martin) Brodeur, he has the advantage, but if I’m going against Guddy (Scott Gudmandson) here, I have the advantage.”Davies’ opinion was not necessarily shared by his teammates, however.Gudmandson, who made 40 saves on the night — including two in the shootout — jumped in with his opinion on who has the shootout advantage.“I’m going to jump in here and say I think the goalie has the advantage all the time,” Gudmandson said.Not to be outdone by his teammates, Geoffrion added his opinion.“I’m going to jump in too and say that Mikey, with the mitts that he has, he has the advantage on every goaltender,” Geoffrion said. “Me, the goalie definitely has the advantage.”Fortunately for Wisconsin, though, Geoffrion overcame that disadvantage for the game-winner Sunday night, flipping a shot past Yale’s Nick Maricic and sparking a celebration on the ice.last_img read more

GSG, USG condemn Board for lack of student representatives

first_imgUSG President Debbie Lee and Vice President Blake Ackerman said University leaders must earn back student trust. (Daily Trojan file photo)Following the first public Presidential Search Advisory Committee Forum on Thursday, the Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate Student Government released a joint statement to the USC community criticizing the lack of student representation in the presidential search process. Even before C. L. Max Nikias agreed to step down as president, USG and GSG wrote that they continuously made an effort to reach out to the Board of Trustees to incorporate student representation within decision-making bodies. The student groups had specifically requested two student seats — one for undergraduate and another for graduate — on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee. The statement argues that students must be included in the search because they will be greatly affected by the decision. Students have a vested interest in the leadership as they are the University’s “reason for existence,” the statement read.“Excluding students on the committee is not only a disservice to the very individuals the University failed to protect, but also a failure to provide students an opportunity to advocate for presidential candidates who will strive to protect students to the best of their ability,” wrote USG and GSG.The statement details USG and GSG’s multiple attempts to have student representation on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, a process they said had begun in May. According to the statement, after USG and GSG reached out multiple times to schedule meetings with Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso and Interim President Wanda Austin, they were invited to Caruso’s home in Brentwood for a meeting on Sept. 4 and met with Caruso again on Sept. 10 to further advocate for student representation. According to the statement, Caruso said that despite all of the recent scandals the University has faced, students should take a “measured leap of faith” to trust the Board in regards to the decisions being made, which the Daily Trojan could not independently confirm.USG President Debbie Lee said  that students cannot place their faith or trust in an administration that has repeatedly failed them.“I think before asking students to take a ‘leap of faith’ or to continue trusting in administration, you [have] got to give us reasons to do so,” Lee said. “I don’t think there have been tangible reasons to do so for awhile.”In an email obtained by the Daily Trojan, Caruso responded to Lee about the statement before it was released to the public. Caruso wrote that he and Lee are in agreement that student voices are a “critical component” of the presidential search process.“Your voices are not being ignored,” Caruso wrote. “[On] the contrary, for the first time in the Board’s recent history, I started an open-door policy to meet with student government leaders on a regular basis and to make sure that any student can contact me via email with questions, suggestions, or concerns.”Caruso said that the Board is seeking student government counsel on the Special Committee on Governance’s board reform efforts, in addition to establishing a special student leaders’ subcommittee that would meet with the Search Advisory Committee.In the statement, GSG and USG wrote that students would still have no part in the “substantive discussion that establish the criteria” or have the ability to review and interview candidates. USG and GSG wrote that based on the information they have gathered, students will not have the opportunity to meet with candidates throughout the search process. “Without any firsthand student interaction, this incoming president might be left with the lasting impression that engagement with students is neither a priority, nor a necessity,” the statement read.last_img read more

Women of Troy tuning up for run in the post-season

first_imgComing off a third-place finish at the USA Volleyball Beach Collegiate Challenge at Hermosa Beach on Saturday, April 20, the No. 4-ranked USC women’s sand volleyball team now moves on to take part in an exhibition match with the USA junior national beach team on Saturday, April 27.“Pairs on the junior national team might be similar to a North Florida or a Louisiana-Monroe team that we might meet that have that scrappy, little beach game,” USC head coach Anna Collier said. “This will be good for our team of more beach-style players so that we don’t get caught off guard by these other teams’ different styles of play.”Although it will only be an exhibition, this will be USC’s last home match at the brand new Merle Norman Stadium, where the team has gone 7-3 this season.“It’s a lot easier playing on our home sand because we are able to move quicker, run faster and jump higher than we would on the actual beach,” graduate student Stevi Robinson said. “More than anything though, we just need the ball touches and playing competitive games.”The matches will serve as a final tune-up for the Women of Troy before they travel to the American Volleyball Coaches Association sand volleyball national championship in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 3-5.The Women of Troy (14-6) found out this week that they will be the fourth seed in the tournament, which top-ranked Pepperdine won last year. This seeding seems to be appropriate since USC has been ranked as the No. 4 team in the country for the majority of the season. Its highest ranking earlier this season was third but dropped a spot after narrowly losing to Florida State.“I felt our seed was appropriate since every team above us has beaten us, but I think we are better than at least one team that is above us,” Collier said. “However, we didn’t play enough to prove that we are so it’s fair.”The Women of Troy will also have individual pairs participating in a 16-team pairs championship that will feature the top duos in the nation on sand. USC will be represented by its No. 1 team of junior Kirby Burnham and Robinson, as well as the No. 2-ranked pair of senior Katie Fuller and freshman Cinnamon Sary.Last weekend at the USAV tournament, the duo of Burnham and Robinson finished as the runner-ups in the gold division, tying for the highest finish of any USC team. The two beat Long Beach State’s, Santa Clara’s and Pepperdine’s No. 2 teams, all in straight sets, before dropping the final to Pepperdine’s No. 1 duo of Kim Hill and Lilla Frederick in two close sets, 21-19, 21-18.The pair of junior Sam Hirschmann and senior Natasa Siljkovic also finished as runner-ups, but in the bronze division, falling to yet another Pepperdine pair in the final. The USC duo narrowly lost in three sets, 15-21, 21-15, 12-15.In the team competition, USC won two of its three dual matches, opening the day with a 4-1 loss to No. 2 Long Beach State and then bouncing back with commanding wins over CSU Bakersfield (4-1) and Loyola Marymount (5-0).USC will look to build on its performance last weekend against the USA junior national beach team on Saturday. That team features former USC players such as Geena Urango, who was the first scholarship recipient of the Women of Troy’s sand program in its 2012 debut season. First serve for the dual is set for 9 a.m.last_img read more

Syndergaard’s Syracuse moment, deGrom’s extension and more takeaways from New York Mets’ Carrier Dome workout

first_img“He could tell how special this was for all the fans, and he wanted to do something special for them,” Callaway said. “… That’s one thing about Noah: He’s always gonna be there for the fans.”137 million dollar manReports started early on Tuesday morning that the Mets had signed ace Jacob deGrom to a five-year, $137.5 million extension. He flew to New York and wasn’t present at the workout, but his teammates were glad to see deGrom get his money before the season got started. My video of Syndergaard at midfield didn’t go through. Here’s this. #MLB #Mets #Syracuse— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) March 26, 2019 One Carrier Dome end zone featured a dance-off between Otto the Orange and Mr. Met on Tuesday, and that was one of many firsts for the building opened in 1980.The New York Mets open their season on Thursday in Washington, D.C. But they spent Tuesday afternoon, two days before, in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse’s Triple-A team switched owners last October, becoming an affiliate of the Mets and sharing the team’s name. Forty-eight hours before playing the Nationals, the Major League club worked out for about an hour-and-a-half on the Dome turf to build a local fanbase.Here are some takeaways from the Mets’ workout.Thor’s flagOne of the Mets’ star pitchers, Noah Syndergaard, made noise earlier in the week about the travel to Syracuse being an unnecessary addition to a hectic late-Spring Training schedule. The Mets played a game in Sarasota, Florida, on Monday and they open the season on Thursday in D.C.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut once in the Dome, Syndergaard “embraced” the scene, Mets’ outfielder Brandon Nimmo said. He was one of two Mets pitchers to throw bullpens on a special mound built just for the occasion. Syndergaard threw less than 20 pitches, seemingly all fastballs. “They did a great job of building (the mound),” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. “… You didn’t even have to rake it.” Published on March 26, 2019 at 6:24 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 But the highlight of the day came when Syndergaard emerged from one of the Dome’s tunnels with the large, white flag that features a block ‘S’ that is waved during SU athletic events. It was all Syndergaard’s idea, Callaway said. He ran around half of the Dome’s perimeter carrying the flag, then he headed to midfield.Syndergaard had expressed conditioning concerns before the Syracuse trip. Callaway said Syndergaard got his work in, though. “He got a lot of conditioning in running that flag around today,” Callaway said. “So he’s gonna be in even better shape because he came here.”Once standing on the large, orange block ‘S’ at midfield, Syndergaard waved the block ‘S’ flag in his hands. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The behind view of Noah Syndergaard throwing peas in Syracuse. #Mets #MLB— Billy Heyen (@Wheyen3) March 26, 2019 It’ll be deGrom, the defending National League Cy Young winner, on the mound when New York takes on Washington and Max Scherzer on Thursday afternoon.“(DeGrom’s) the best pitcher in baseball, I feel like,” first baseman Dominic Smith said. “I see him go out there and compete, even when he doesn’t have his best stuff he goes out there and fights and finds a way to get the job done.”Callaway, worried about commenting too much about an unconfirmed signing, smiled when asked about his opening-day starter. “I want Jacob here as long as possible,” he said.Dome runMultiple Mets said they weren’t sure what to expect about working out in the Carrier Dome. Two batting practice cages were set up, as well as one bullpen mound that left a large area of the turf open for fielding and base-running drills. Callaway called the experience ‘neat’ multiple times. He’d been to Syracuse plenty, joking about the length of time he spent in Triple-A. But he’d never been inside the Dome.“To communities, these are kind of the holy grails,” Callaway said. “… I bet it was pretty cool to the fans to get to come here to their holy grail place and get to see the Mets out there.”The fan turnout was reported at 4,296. Mets employees worked their way around the building, asking Mets’ trivia questions to fans, and the fans answered all six correctly. Some of the players also made it a point to throw numerous baseballs into the stands, with Robinson Cano smiling on numerous occasions after delivering the ball to a fan he’d picked out from far away.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerOutfielder Nimmo added that he started to get some of his “football mentality” back on the Dome turf, so he “had to tone that down a little bit.” But a couple of Mets ran football pass routes in their initial games of catch.Before the workout concluded, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen spoke to fans from midfield. He joked: “Little concerned with how many kids are here, means you cut out of school.” He added, “We’re glad you did it for Syracuse and the Mets franchise.”When the workout concluded, Callaway gathered his team and led them in a jog around the perimeter of the Dome, high-fiving the fans that were down in the lowest rows. Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” played over the loudspeakers.“Without (the fans), we don’t have jobs,” Callaway said. “So we always try to recognize that.”Fresh facesDuring the workout, Cano hung near 23-year old shortstop and fellow Dominican, Amed Rosario. They joked and pushed each other around, and at one point, Rosario said something that caused Cano to roll around on the turf, laughing.Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerCano is new to the Mets but familiar to New York sports fans, having won a World Series title with the New York Yankees in 2009 before spending time in Seattle. After the workout, Smith and Nimmo raved about Cano’s veteran presence.“Just to be able to lean on (Cano), he’s gonna take so much pressure off the young guys,” Smith said.Cano, 36, is one of a few veteran bats signed this offseason by the Mets, along with Jed Lowrie and Todd Frazier. They’ll all provide a presence that was lacking in a rather young batting order a year ago.“Off the field, (Cano) is very vocal if you’ll go up to him,” Nimmo said. “… He’s a great leader, and we’re really excited to have him.”On the road againThe New York Mets’ previous Triple-A club was located in Las Vegas. Every time the big league club needed reinforcements, a player had to fly two time zones with limited rest to make it in for the next game. Now, it’s a much simpler trip from Syracuse to New York City, more than 2,200 miles shorter, per Google Maps. Nimmo was one of the players shuttled up and down in the last few years, and he definitely thought it’d be “easier” to travel from Syracuse rather than Vegas.“It’s taxing when you’re taking a red eye, not getting any sleep,” Callaway said. “… Syracuse is ideal for that.”Smith reflected on a lot of the Mets’ time in Binghamton, the Double-A New York affiliate, which he called one of the “funnest” cities in the system. Syracuse becomes the third city in the Mets’ system, along with Binghamton and Brooklyn, to be located within New York state. “To have our fans, our New Yorkers, seeing our players, is probably the most special part of it,” Callaway said. “There’s gonna be an energy here.” Commentslast_img read more

Despite doubling Robert Morris’ shot total, SU can’t score on Raygan Kirk in 2-0 loss

first_img Published on February 29, 2020 at 12:16 am Contact Gaurav: Facebook Twitter Google+ On the powerplay and down one with just seven minutes remaining in the third period, Syracuse needed a goal. Instead, a giveaway led to a one-on-one breakaway chance for Robert Morris’ Jaycee Gebhard, who raced in on Allison Small’s net.As Syracuse picked up the rebound after Small’s save and drove down the ice, Abby Moloughney picked up the puck down low near the end boards. She eventually parked in front of the net and fired high over Raygan Kirk’s net on the one timer despite an open goal. The puck quickly cycled to the point and another shot was taken. Through the traffic Kirk sprawled forward on her stomach to ice the puck and snuff out yet another chance.“Honestly, I felt like chances really weren’t going our way,” Jessica DiGirolamo said. “A few times we had bodies in front of the net and she (Kirk) still somehow stopped the puck.”Syracuse (12-19-2, 10-7-2 College Hockey America) ran into the reigning CHA rookie of the week, Kirk, and was shut out 2-0 by Robert Morris (19-10-4, 13-4-2) on Friday night. Chance after chance came for the Orange — they had 38 compared to the Colonials’ 19 — but Kirk every shot. Syracuse dominated the scoring chances, the faceoff dot and limited a top 10 scoring offense in the nation to less than 20 shots on net, but just couldn’t manufacture the necessary tallies.Coming into the game Robert Morris was four points ahead of Syracuse and on a three-game point streak where it scored 15 goals. In Friday’s game, the Colonials were starved for chances for most of the game. Syracuse outshot Robert Morris 14 to four in the first period and on the rare chances the Colonials had, Small produced a timely save. For the first half of the second period, it was much of the same: The Orange were outshooting RMU and looked like they would be the first team to light the lamp.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat was until Kyleigh Hanzlik picked up the puck on the boards. Hanzlik took just a few strides into the slot and roofed a puck top shelf on Small giving her no chance to make the save. At that point in the game, Syracuse was outshooting Robert Morris 27 to seven.“I think I played well, it sucks when you give up one goal and we end up losing the game,” Small said. “You want to keep the team in it so it’s just upsetting.”But Small and her defense did keep Syracuse in the game. Even after scoring, Robert Morris didn’t even have 10 shots on goal going into the third period. Small made 17 saves on 18 shots, with the Colonials second goal being an empty netter after the Orange pulled their goalie and attempted to tie the game with an extra player. Robert Morris’s top duo of Gebhard and Lexi Templeman came into the game at 59 and 40 points on the season, respectively. Apart from the empty netter both players were kept quiet for the entire game. “I feel like when the defense plays well, I think the offense really needs to step up,” DiGirolamo said. “You can’t win a game with zero goals so we definitely need to get the puck in the back of the net.”Syracuse even killed off the lone Robert Morris power play attempt, a unit that came in ranked second nationally in power-play goals and third in power-play percentage. The difference came at the other end of the ice where the Colonial’s freshman goalie proved to be the difference. Kirk, the reigning Manitoba Chicken female athlete of the year, stopped all 38 shots that Syracuse threw on her net.It’s become a trend for the Orange lately to run into a hot goalie and lose crucial CHA points. On Feb. 8, Syracuse tied RIT 2-2 as Terra Lanteigne recorded 61 saves. Two weeks later, Kennedy Blair shutout Syracuse with 25 saves and was named CHA goalie of the week for her performance. And on a night where SU doubled the amount of shots taken by the Colonials, it was Syracuse once again finding themselves on the losing end.“I mean, in any sport you get the ball, the puck, or whatever in your hands you gotta make plays,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. Commentslast_img read more

Heartbreak for Tipp as the Cats claim Liam McCarthy

first_imgThe Cats got on the scoreboard in the 8th minute with a point from a free….followed a couple of minutes later with another bringing the two sides level. Kilkenny took the lead in the 11th minute but a free taken by Seamus Callinan brought the sides back level for the second time.Tipperary consistently ran at the Kilkenny full back line a number of times but failed to find the back of the net with two shots from Callinan denied…however, in the 28th minute, following a great passage of play, a second point from Shane McGrath followed just seconds later by a stunning goal from Callinan meant Tipp were in the driving seat heading towards half time. Tipp went into the break leading the Cats by 2 points…on a scoreline of 1-07 to 8 points and the momentum was high following a brilliant score, once again from Shane McGrathKilkenny had the better start to the second half, and only for the skill of Darren Gleeson, would have found the back of the net two minutes after the breakHowever, the game had turned in the Cat’s favour and 2 points from both TJ Reid and Colin Fennelly meant Tipp trailed by 3 in the 46th minute…however Noel McGrath reduced that gap seconds laterA point from a placed ball brought the gap to the narrowest of margins…and some stunningly brave defending by James Barry, once again, meant Kilkenny were denied a goal.Eoin Larkin stretched the lead for the Cats and then in the 56th minute, a foul in the square meant Tipp were awarded a penalty…which Seamie Callinan sent over the bar with ease.However, Richie Power responded down the opposite end of the pitch less than two minutes later and scored a goal for Kilkenny…this was followed by a second goal from John Power in the 63rd minute….on the third time of trying after two stunning saves from Darren Gleeson bringing the score to 2-15 to 1-12Kilkenny remained in the lead…but after points once again from John Bubbles O’Dwyer and a mammoth strike from Captain Brendan Maher…the gap was narrowed to 5….then in the 69th minute of ordinary time, Seamus Callinan rocketed the ball into the back of the Kilkenny net to keep the Premier in the game…However, it was not to be….Tipp remained two down and after three minutes of additional time, the final whistle was blown….ending the Premier County’s run in this year’s championship. The final score from Croke Park in the 2014 All Ireland Senior Hurling Final Replay: Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14. The lead swung back and forth throughout the full 73 minutes of play but in the end, the Cats proved too much for Eamon O’Shea’s men. The game started well for Tipp as Shane McGrath put the first score of the game on the board for the Premier with a long range shot from the middle of the pitch in the 3rd minute. This was followed by a great goal chance for Bonner Maher who was denied on the line, but just seconds later Noel McGrath pointed leaving Tipperary leading by 2 points to no score. last_img read more

Club U21 hurlers in action on St Stephen’s Day

first_imgGolden-Kilfeacle and Galtee Rovers/Emly meet at a venue yet to be determined.All of the these matches were due to take place over the weekend just gone. It’s been confirmed that the South U21B Hurling Final between Killenaule and Anner Gaels will take place in Monroe on St Stephen’s Day – throw-in is at 1 o’clock.The U21A clash between St Mary’s and Mullinahone in Kilsheelan is also scheduled for next Saturday and gets underway at the same time. In the West the U21B Hurling Division 2 Semi-Final takes place on the day after Christmas too.last_img

Rangers sign Kaapo Kakko to entry-level contract

first_imgNew York is making it official.The Rangers on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on his entry-level contract. Kakko, a Finland native, was selected second overall in last month’s draft behind Jack Hughes, who went to the Devils at No. 1. Terms of the deal were not revealed. Related News Hurricanes match Canadiens’ offer sheet to Sebastian Aho OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on an entry-level contract.— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 11, 2019Kakko, 18, had 22 goals and 38 points in 45 games with TPS in Finland’s Liiga last season. He totaled the third-best scoring season by an under-18 player in Liiga history.He also added six goals and one assist in 10 games as he helped Finland take home gold at the world hockey championship earlier this year. Longtime NHL star Matt Cullen announces retirement Former Predators captain Greg Johnson dies at 48last_img read more