Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thursday morning headlines


Play has been suspended for the day due to thunderstorms at the Singapore Open with Shane Lowry best of the Irish on 1 under after 9.

Rory McIlroy is level par after 8, Michael Hoey and Peter Lawrie both ended 1 over while Padraig Harrington is 3 over after a 74.

Thomas Bjorn leads on 5 under after a 66.


Celtic celebrated their 125th anniversary in stunning fashion after a famous 2-1 victory over Barcelona.

Goals from Victor Wanyama and teenage striker Tony Watt helped the Hoops to claim an historic Champions League victory which keeps the Hoops in second place in Group G

Victor Moses was Chelsea's hero as they scored in the fourth minute of injury time to beat Shakhtar 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Man United beat their hosts, Braga by three goals to one in Portugal to book their place in the last-16.

Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez all scoring late goals to propel Alex Ferguson's men into the knock-out stages.

Three Premier league clubs are in Europa league action this evening.

Russian side Anzi host Liverpool at 5 in group A, in group D Club Brugges host Newcastle at 6 while at five past eight in group J Spurs host Maribor.


The O'Byrne Cup pre season football competition may be set for a facelift

According to this morning's Irish Times the Leinster Council are to propose a league fomat for 2013 which would guarantee at least three games for each team

They'll suggest a format of 4 groups of 4 drawn from 11 inter county teams and 5 third level sides, with semi finals and a final for the group winners

It's being reported that Padraic Joyce is likely to retire from inter county football.

The Irish Independent says Joyce indicated recently he will not decide until January or February but speculation suggests he may not return.

Former All Star Cork footballer Nicolas Murphy has announced his retirement after 16 years in the Red jersey.

The Carrigaline midfielder who made his Championship debut in 1998 won an all Ireland, 4 division1 titles and six provincial Munster medals, he also received an All Star in 2006.

Cork manager Conor Counihan says he was an outstanding player and a joy to work with while Aidan Walsh has taken to twitter to praise his former teammate.


In the Leinster Colleges Senior Hurling League St Brendan's Community School Birr had an 0-11 points each draw with Castlecomer Community School

Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown won 3-10 to 0-12 away to Banagher College in the Leinster Vocational Schools Senior Hurling

In the same competition St Fergals Rathdowney defeated Colaiste Naomh Cormac by 6 points


Ireland coach Declan Kidney will name his team and Captain to face South Africa just before one o'clock
Second row Paul O'Connell is the latest to miss out on the match with a back injury.

Tullamore will host Monivea in the quarter finals of the All-Ireland Junior Cup, that's a repeat of last year's final

The game will take place at Spollenstown on December 15th, Tullamore won the competition last year and currently lead the Leinster League Division One A with a 100 per cent record


Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins was in hospital last night following a crash.

The Tour de France champion was thrown off his bike, when a car collided with him at a petrol station. It happened near his family home in Lancashire.

The 32 year old has suffered a number of broken ribs and is being treated for cuts and bruises.


Today's action is at Thurles with the first off at 12.55


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