County Senior Football semi-finals looming.


first_imgDeclan Laffan is expecting a titanic battle this weekend with Aherlow likely to press them hard.Loughmore-Castleiney versus Aherlow Gaels throws in at 1:30 in Boherlahan this Sunday, while the other semi between Cahir and Thomas MacDonaghs throws in at 2 in Templetuohy.You can hear live updates from both games on Tipp FM. Loughmore Castleiney and Aherlow Gaels get the County Senior Football semi-finals underway on Sunday afternoon.Loughmore manager Declan Laffan is expecting a closer game against Aherlow this weekend, than they got in last years final.Aherlow’s last title came in 2010, when they beat Loughmore by a point – but they gained revenge, beating Aherlow by 10 points in last year’s final.last_img read more

Chris Paul, LA Clippers grind their way past Grizzlies


first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error And, speaking in Memphisian terms, they were grittier and they were grindier.Despite shooting less than 38 percent from the field, the Clippers out-muscled Memphis and out-manned them.The Clippers bench scored 36 points to Memphis’ 20, DeAndre Jordan pulled down 21 rebounds, the Clippers forced 18 turnovers and they held the Grizzlies to 36.9 percent shooting from the floor.For three quarters, the game was squarely in the Clippers’ control.But, Memphis scrapped back from a 21-point deficit in the second half, taking advantage of the Clippers’ offensive struggles. MEMPHIS >> Maybe this is who the Clippers are now.The team Memphis fell into hate with loved to throw and catch lobs, loved to embarrass you at the rim and loved to run up the score.The team that beat the Grizzlies, 99-88, Friday night in Memphis, though, isn’t the same.They’ve traded the highlights for defensive fights. They dove after loose balls. The pounded the offensive glass.center_img Mike Conley, Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, three of the holdovers from the early Clippers-Grizzlies rivalry, led Memphis to within seven in the fourth quarter. That trio combined to score 29 of Memphis’ 31 fourth-quarter points.Down the stretch, though, the Clippers did just enough to keep Memphis from ever seriously challenging, getting big shots from Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford to give them just enough cushion.\Paul led the Clippers with 27 points, 11 assists and six steals, becoming the franchise leader in assists during the game as well.Much more to come on this storylast_img read more