He goes into today’s final round with a massive seven shot lead on 21 under par.Tiger Woods hit an up-and-down round of 70 yesterday to sit in 10th place – he gets his final round underway at 4.30pm Irish time. The Greystones golfer hit a level par round of 72 to finish in a tie for 29th on 5 under par.Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey was two shots further back on 3 under.Meanwhile, Hideki Matsuyama is the man to beat at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
The West Tipp club go to Cork to face Bandon in the opening phase of the competition.Kick-off is at 2 o’clock.
It’s a massive weekend in Croke park with two round 4 -B qualifiers and two quarter finals.Tomorrow Down face Monaghan and Kildare meet Armagh in the qualifiers while on Sunday it’s Galway against Kerry and Mayo face Roscommon in the quarter finals.Former Kildare favourite Andriu Mc Lochlan says it’ll be a big challenge for the Lillywhites to take on Armagh.
St Michaels are through to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup.They needed extra time to see off the challenge of BT Harps at Cooke Park in the 4th round yesterday.The sides were level at 2-2 after 90 minutes with the Saints winning 3-2 after extra time.
Earlier in the evening treasurer Michael Power told delegates that there was a net surplus of over 160 thousand euro for the county board, a big increase on 74 thousand for 2016 while club gate receipts in the county were up 21%.After the convention new county board chair John Devane told Tipp FM Sport he was delighted to be the first Boherlahan club member to hold the office since the legendary Johnny Leahy in 1927 John Devane is the new chairperson of the Tipperary county board while Moyne Templetuohys Joe Kennedy is the new vice chairperson.JK Bracken’s John Costigan becomes the new Vice President of the board and Michael Bourke becomes the new central council representative.In the Dome in Thurles last night there was 225 votes counted for the position of vice chairperson in a contest between Joe Kennedy and Jimmy Minogue of Nenagh Eire Og with the former Mid Tipp chairman Kennedy winning by just 3 votes, 114 to 111.
With the successful staging of the maiden edition of Heritage Bank-Lagos State Skoolimpics at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State Sports Commission has charged corporate Nigeria to help develop school sports championships in the state. For three days, Teslim Stadium and Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Yaba, were a beehive of activities with students from all the educational districts in Lagos competing in five different sports which include athletics, swimming, basketball, table tennis and handball. The three-day school sports championships, fashioned in the tradition of the Olympic Games, is sponsored by the Heritage Bank with support from the Lagos State Sports Commission.Director General of the Sports Commission, Mr. Ogunsanya Adewunmi commended Heritage Bank for sponsoring the games, just as he reiterated the commitment of the state government to providing the enabling environment for the youth to showcase their talents in schools sports championships.“Lagos is ever ready to create necessary platforms for the development of sports at the school level for our youths to develop their talents. It is our hope that the partnership with Heritage Bank would metamorphose to a bigger contents in the future, ” Adewunmi said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The stage is set for the 17th edition of Nigeria Bankers Games which is set to kickoff tomorrow at the Yaba College of Technology Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos.The Games will commence with an opening ceremony with teams from participating companies billed to parade and display in the colours of their various companies.This yearâ€™s event will feature six events â€“ Football, Athletics, Tennis, Table Tennis, Chess, and Scrabble. Defending champions in the football event and overall champions of the 2016 edition â€“ Fidelity Bank come into the Games hoping to retain both titles while other banks will be aiming to displace the champions in various events.Five-time winners, UBA will come into this yearâ€™s games seeking domination, veterans of the competition, ECO Bank, Sterling Bank are ones to watch out for and last yearâ€™s finalist in the football event, First Bank are determined to better their performance.Participants have been relishing the prospects of this yearâ€™s games with many of them hoping to break and set new records this season.Speaking on the upcoming Games, the Chief Operating Officer, MediaVision Limited â€“ organizers of the event, Mr Jimmy Sogbesan said the games will be more exciting this year as more exciting elements will be added to make the event more rewarding.The Nigeria Bankers Games which is in its 17th season is unarguably the biggest corporate sporting event in the Banking industry. It is designed to bring staffs, family and friends of the Banking Industry together in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“We want to first of all congratulate you on your victory at the just concluded Nigeria Open and wish you well in your endeavours. We were indeed touched by this your singular gesture and we believe your presence in the Village would surely inspired the children to aim high like you in their endeavours.“On behalf of the Country Director, we are grateful and we wish well in your endeavours,” Gboyega Fadowole-Aje said.For Aruna Quadri, the gesture has been part of his plans to support the disadvantaged people in the society. “This is another way to show love to those who are not privilege and I believe this small gesture will augment what others have been doing for them. I am doing this to also give back to the society where I emerged from and this will not be a one-off thing as I hope to make it a regular in my plans whenever I am home in Nigeria,” the world number 18 said.Also, the National Store Coordinator of SOS Children’s Villages, Lawrence Agbaegbu believes the efforts of the table tennis star is a welcome development while urging other well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to support the centre which is an international home for the less privilege.Aside the mini table donated by Aruna Quadri, food items valued at thousands of dollars was given to the home.Aruna Quadri also took time out to play table tennis with some of the children in the centre.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Away from his regular training ahead of the 2018 ITTF African Championships, Aruna Quadri on Tuesday put smiles on the faces of students of SOS Children’s Village International in Isolo, Lagos.Accompanied by his wife – Ganiat Aruna, the 2018 ITTF Challenge Seamaster Nigeria Open champion said he decided to show his compassion for the less privileged as he had to go through thick and thin to become what he is today.Aruna Quadri and his spouse were received at the SOS Children’s Village by the National Fund Development and Communication Coordinator, Gboyega Fadowole-Aje who described Aruna’s gesture as commendable while hoping that other sports stars in Nigeria would take a cue from the athlete.
“I must express my sincere commendation to the team for their superlative performance in this competition. Not only that, we are highly delighted that the team has remained consistent inputting up this stellar performance which has seen them win the title back to back,” he stated.Idowu noted that the consistent display of impressive performance by the team is a clear attestation to the recognition given by the organizer of the award over the years.He further described the victory as a fitting confirmation of Nigeria’s supremacy in basketball at the continental level even as he urged the team to go all out to conquer the rest of the world.It will be recalled that Evelyn Akhator, one of the players that featured in the just concluded tournament, had won the Basketball Player of the Year and the Best SportWoman categories in the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Sports Award.The Nigerian Sports Award is the only Nigerian awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of our sports men and women, both present and past that have shone brilliantly in the sporting world. The award honours leadership, vision, innovation and outstanding accomplishments providing an opportunity for our sports stars to be celebrated on national and global platforms.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of Nigeria’s prestigious and longest running sports award – Nigerian Sports Award (NSA), have congratulated Nigeria’s female basketball team, D’ Tigress for retaining FIBA Afrobasket Championship they won two years at the tournament which ended on Sunday in Dakar, Senegal.D’ Tigress coasted home to victory in a thrilling encounter, defeating Senegal by 60-55 to win back-to-back.In a congratulatory statement issued shortly after winning the championship, Executive Director of the Award, Mr. Kayode Idowu expressed joy on the success recorded by the team at the competition, stressing that it was a sweet reward for their unwavering commitment and dedication over the years.
“It will come down to battle of wits between these three players no matter if Aruna has the term favorite on his back,” ITTF bulletin reported yesterday.In the other groups, the trio of Simon Gauzy, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Jonathan Groth have given alliteration fans a whole table tennis Men’s World Cup group to cheer about in group D.The French, Indian and Danish stars have never faced each other in the group stages in recent times, which makes this roster an unpredictable one. Gnanasekaran comes in on the back of having beaten Tomokazu Harimoto in straight games at the ITTF-ATTU Lion Asian Cup in the summer, while the Europeans Gauzy and Groth both have latter stage experience at this tournament to work in their favour.In the group B, Kanak Jha is the young man that has everyone talking in the United States. The Youth Olympic Games bronze medallist is ready to impress at the Men’s World Cup. Jha has been placed in a group comprising of Korea Republic’s Lee Sangsu and Egyptian Omar Assar.Lee and Jha were in the same group in the 2017 edition; this has all the makings of a personal “round two” between the two players. Funnily enough, it was Assar’s continental compatriot Quadri Aruna with Lee and Jha in 2017, which ended up with the Korea Republican topping the group and Jha eliminated after losing both his matches in seven game thrillers. Will the young American exact revenge this year?While in group A, Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Belarussian Vladimir Samsonov are set to make their 12th and 17th appearances respectively at the Men’s World Cup; these two giants of the game will now hit it off against each other in group A. Joining them is 33 year old Austrian Daniel Habesohn.Only eight out of the 12 athletes involved in group stage action will make the main draw and there are some tasty battles already lined up in the group stages and the event will end on Sunday 1st of December, 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After securing a late minute entrant at the prestigious Men’s World Cup tournament, Nigeria’s brightest table tennis star and African number one player, Aruna Quadri, is set to showcase his talent from today when the biggest tennis event gets underway in Chengdu, China.Aruna, who replaced injured Wong Chun, will play in group C alongside representatives from Europe and Oceania with Swedish star, Karlsson Kristian and Hu Heming from Australia both lined up to battle the African representative.When the matches get underway from this morning, according to ITTF bulletin, pundits are already tipping the Nigerian star to better his quarter final finish achieved five years ago in Düsseldorf, Germany but he must first see off the obstacles from Hu and Karlsson who by no standard a pushover in the game. Aruna Quadri