Sam Allardyce says he’s made a silly “error of judgement” – having lost his dream job as England boss because of a number of controversial comments he made.He’s not ruled out a return to management – after his contract was mutually terminated with the Football Association after just 67 days.Allardyce was filmed by undercover reporters appearing to explain how to bypass transfer rules.
An injury-depleted Ireland squad will return to training this morning as Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia looms on the horizon.With a total of seven squad members ruled-out for various reasons, the Irish management will be hoping for good news in relation to Harry Arter, who have stayed-behind at Bournemouth for further treatment on a knock he picked-up last weekend.Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney and Under-21s goalkeeper Ian Lawlor have both been added to the squad as cover.
The 2016 Footballer and Hurler of the Year will be announced at the Opel GAA/GPA All-Star Awards this evening.Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan and Paudie Maher are both in the running for the hurling award while Ronan Maher is nominated for Young hurler of the year. The hurling all-stars will also be named live at the event after the footballers were named yesterday. Tipperary’s Josh Keane and Jimmy Feehan are in the running for the Young Footballer of the year. The ceremony begins at the Convention Centre in Dublin at 7pm.
McCarthy sat out training today along with Seamus Coleman, Johnny Hayes and Tipperary’s Shane Long. Daryl Murphy is the latest confirmed absentee from the clash at the Aviva – the striker has returned to Newcastle to have a calf injury assessed.
There will not be any dissent in the Tipperary Senior Hurling Panel after the axing of Cathal Barrett according to former Tipp Hurler and manager Ken Hogan.The County Board has given their full support to Michael Ryan after he dropped All Star corner back Barrett from his squad for a breach of discipline.Tipp FM analyst Hogan says the decision will be respected by all and may even remind the rest of the players how lucky they are to represent the Premier County… Photo © Tipperary GAA
The G-A-A’s Central Competitions Control Committee will meet tomorrow to review footage that could see Dublin forward Diarmuid Connolly receive a 12-week ban.St Vincent’s clubman Connolly put his hands on the shoulder of linesman Ciaran Branagan when disputing a sideline ball being awarded to Carlow in Dublin’s 0-19 to 0-7 win at O’Moore Park on Saturday.He was not punished for the incident but could be sanctioned under G-A-A Rule 5-point-3-2 which relates to a “minor physical infraction” with officials and carries a minimum 12-week suspension. Tipperary ‘keeper Evan Comerford was suspended for that offence last week.
Coming up this weekend are the quarter finals of the North Hurling Championship – with some mouthwatering ties in store.First up on Saturday evening Nenagh face Roscrea in Cloughjordan at 7.30.The action continues on Sunday with a doube header – when Burgess take on Templederry in Nenagh at 2pm, and then Borrisoleigh face Toomevara at 3.30. Finally, in what’s being dubbed as the tie of the round, Kiladangan face Kilruane McDonaghs in Dolla at 7.30pm in a repeat of last years north final.Tipp FMs hurling analyst Ken Hogan says Kilruane have it all to prove.
This season’s Newmarket 1,000 Guineas-winning rider Wayne Lordan will take the mount on Royal Ascot fourth Taj Mahal.John Gosden’s Epsom third-place finisher Cracksman has the assistance of Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen, deputising for the injured Frankie Dettori. Trainer Aidan O’Brien has five runners in this evening’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh – including Epsom Derby winner Wings Of Eagles.O’Brien’s top jockey Ryan Moore has opted to take the mount of the favourite.Seamie Heffernan, successful in the race for O’Brien on Soldier Of Fortune and Frozen Fire, continues his association with Capri, who finished sixth at Epsom. Stock photo of horse racing | Photo © Pixabay
He says it’ll still be a tough game…Throw-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 Tipp senior footballers don’t fear anyone in Semple Stadium, according to one player.The Premier face Connacht champions, and promotion favourites, Roscommon on Sunday afternoon in Semple Stadium.Jack Kennedy says they’ve now got the strength and depth in the panel to ensure there are subs available to improve the team if someone isn’t performing.
It’s hard to make Thurles daunting for teams to come to play in, according to one Tipp senior footballer.George Hanningan was speaking to Tipp FM ahead of their meeting with Meath this weekend at Semple Stadium.Both teams are sitting mid-table at the moment on 3 points, and while Tipp’s form at the venue hasn’t been great in recent years, George Hannigan says they are aiming to rectify that against Meath… Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Saturdays Allianz Football League round four, Tipperary versus Meath comes in association with Premier Meats Gladstone Street Clonmel, AND! Get Your Locks Off Market Street Clonmel;