Tipperary have lost out to Dublin in their opening National league game in Parnell Park. Eamon O’Shea’s side created plenty of chances but lacked the killer instinct to take the game to Ger Cunningham’s Dublin side. At half time the Premier County were down by nine points after a lacklustre first half performance. Ger Cunningham’s Dublin side ran out twelve point winners in the end. The full-time score was Dublin 2-20 Tipperary 0-14.This was Tipp’s fourth round one league defeat in five years.Eamon O’Shea said after the match that Dublin had more determination than Tipp to win the 50/50 ball. He told Tipp FM Sport: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/eamon-oshea-on-tipps-heavy-defeat-against-dublinGer Cunnigham was pleased with his side’s performance. He had this to say after the match: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/dublins-ger-cunningham-after-his-sides-victory-over-tipp?in=tippfmradio/sets/tipp-fm-sportTipp will now host Galway next weekend in Round 2. Galway were up against Clare in today’s other Division 1A match-up in what was a nip and tuck affair at Pearse Stadium.The Tribesmen ran out one point winners against Davy Fitzgerald’s team. The full time score was Galway 2-15 Clare 1-17.
As Roma have announced the signing of Ashley Cole on a free transfer.The 33-year old left Chelsea on a free transfer earlier this summer and had been strongly linked with a move to the 2013-14 Serie A runners-up.Ashley Cole flew into Rome this morning for discussions with Roma before the club announced on their official Twitter account this morning that they had completed the signing of the 107-time England international.Roma used four different players at left-back last season.More to Follow………………….
Asmir Begovic, Stoke City’s goalkeeper, is urging children across Staffordshire to score a victory against hatred and intolerance by playing in a nationwide football tournament to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.Secondary school teachers in Staffordshire can enter their students in Remembering Srebrenica’s 8-3-7-2 Tournament, which aims to unite 8372 young people in 380 schools across the country to play football on the same day – Friday, June 5.The event is being backed by Bosnia-Herzegovina international ‘keeper Begovic . It aims to encourage pupils to learn lessons from the genocide. The figure 8372 represents the number of individuals who lost their lives during the atrocity in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina in July 1995.The Stoke City star, who was forced to leave Bosnia-Herzegovina as a child during the 1992-1995 conflict, is tournament ambassador.(Source: Staffordshire Newsletter)