Thursday, 13 September 2012

Thursday morning sports headlines

GAELIC GAMES Joe Canning has sparked controversy with his comments regarding Kilkenny ahead of the All Ireland Final Replay on Sunday September 30th. Canning claims that Henry Shefflin behaved in an unsporting way in last Sunday's draw adding that in one instance Shefflin ran 30 or 40 yards to give out to the referee Barry Kelly for a free. The Portumna clubman says "that's the way it goes - t hat's probably the experience they have" Old rivals Stradbally and Portlaoise are set to meet in the quarter finals of the Laois Senior Football Championship Stradbally defeated The Rock by 2-13 to 0-13 points in a closely contested third round tie at O'Moore Park last night County forward Colm Kelly continued his fine form for his club accounting for 1-10 of Stradbally's total GOLF Clara's Shane Lowry is to travel to Florida next month to take part in PGA Qualifying School in an attempt to gain a tour card for the lucrative PGA Tour The former Irish Open Champion says "I’ve nothing against the European Tour, I love playing in Europe but I just feel I need to give it a chance, especially as this is the last year for Tour School." Lowry is 1 under after 9 holes of his opening round of the BMW Italian Open The early leaders are 4 under SOCCER Reports are suggesting that the FAI will make around 4 million euro from their two friendly fixtures with England. The two will meet at Wembley in May of next year with a return fixture due in November of 2014. The third and final day of trials for this seasons CCFL FAI Youths Interleague competition has been set for this coming Sunday, the 16th of September at 3pm at Leah Victoria Park, Tullamore. Clubs are requested to forwards player names and positions to Eamonn Brady on (086) 8240767 and players are to have trainers available for use on the all weather facility in the event of inclement weather preventing the use of the grass pitches. RUGBY UNION Leinster's Under 18 Schools team will secure the InterPro series if they defeat Connacht next Wednesday Cistercian Roscrea lock Rory Moloney was among the tries as the Blues defeated Munster by 34 points to 12 at Donnybrook yesterday afternoon Roscrea prop Oisin Heffernan also played the full game for Leinster Connacht lost out 23-0 to Ulster at the Sportsground in yesterday's other match RACING Noel Meade has confirmed that Muirhead will run in the Kerry National at Listowel next week after landing the Ryans Cleaning Chase at Galway last evening Muirhead will go up against last year’s Paddy Power Chase winner Cross Appeal at Listowel The feature Guinness Handicap Chase at Galway went the way of 11-4 favourite Fosters Cross Laytown hosts its annual meeting tonight with the going standard, the first goes to post at 20 to 5 CRICKET Ireland have posted a total of 181 for 5 against Zimbabwe after their 20 overs in a warm up match for the Twenty 20 World cup in Sri Lanka. Phil Simmons' side open their World Cup group campaign against Australia on September 19th but before that face Bangledesh in their final warm up on Sunday. ATHLETICS Athlone hosts Ireland's fastest half marathon the Flatline half marathon this Saturday There's free parking with registration between 8.30 to 10.30am in St Aloysius College, Athlone The race starts at 11am, early online entry is 20 Euro while it' 25 on the day which includes a t-shirt and medal For more information see


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