Plenty of leaders in Tipp Minor squad

first_imgThe Premier County are making their final preparations to take on Galway this Sunday in the All Ireland Final in Croke Park. Tipperary go into Sunday’s match as Munster champions and have beaten Clare, Waterford, Limerick and Dublin so far in the championship while Galway have accounted for Limerick and Kilkenny after a replay.Kilruane McDonagh’s clubman Peters captained the team in the absence of the injured Stephen Quirke and says there are leaders right across the side…with a role for everybody.  The All Ireland minor hurling final between Tipperary and Galway throws in at 1.15 on Sunday and Tipp FM will have full live coverage of the game in association with John Corbett Motorvillage Thurles, AND, The Wytchway Inn, Bar and Restaurant, Holycross.last_img

Simbine surprise 100m winner, Kiplimo 7th in Diamond League opener

first_imgThomas Pkemei LONGOSIWAKENDNF 6Muktar EDRISETH7:40.973 12Conseslus KIPRUTOKEN7:49.00 Share on: WhatsApp POSBIBATHLETECOUNTRYMARKPOINTS 3Yomif KEJELCHAETH7:32.276 Tamás KAZIHUNDNF 13Hayle IBRAHIMOVAZE7:49.75 5Albert Kibichii ROPBRN7:38.304 7Jacob KIPLIMOUGA7:43.732 4Caleb Mwangangi NDIKUKEN7:33.365 11Edwin Cheruiyot SOIKEN7:48.12center_img 1Ronald KWEMOIKEN7:28.738 8Andrew BUTCHARTGBR7:45.361 Collins CHEBOIKENDNF [View the story “Doha Diamond League – The Blog” on Storify] 14Birhanu BALEWBRN7:52.98 2Paul Kipkemoi CHELIMOUSA7:31.577 9Tariq Ahmed AL-AMRIKSA7:46.72 10Ben TRUEUSA7:47.00 Röhler Moves To Second On World-All Time List With 93.90mDoha, Qatar | AFP |  South Africa’s Akani Simbine surprised a world-class sprint field, including Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell and Andre De Grasse to claim a season-opening 100m Diamond League victory on Friday.The 23-year-old powered home in a time of 9.99sec to become the first South African man to win a Diamond League 100m, and serve notice that the Blue Riband event could be more competitive than for some time with the impending international retirement of Usain Bolt.“I’m happy with my shape now, just to come up here and set a motivation for the rest of the season is what I was hoping for,” said Simbine.Jamaica’s Powell, a former world record holder, finished second in a time of 10.08secs, and Qatar’s Femi Ogunode was a place further back in 10.13.Silver and bronze medallists in Rio, American Gatlin and Canada’s De Grasse, Bolt’s heir apparent, trailed in fourth and fifth.The women’s double Olympic sprint champion, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson once again beat her main rival Dafne Schippers in the 200m.Thompson stormed home in a time of 22.19secs, around half-a-second down on her winning time in Rio, and pronounced herself “very happy” immediately after.“It’s a great first time (of the season),” said Thompson.Schippers, silver medallist behind Thompson in the same event in Rio, said she was taking the early season defeat as an omen.“Last year, I won every race and she won the most important.“I hope to do it the other way round this year,” said the Netherlands runner, with one eye on the World Championships in London in August.Kiplimo 7thThe day was capped by the 3000m race, that had a tremendous end to the track events with Ronald Kwemoi of Kenya surging home to take the world lead with 7:28.73. Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo finished 7th with a personal best (see results bottom)Caster Semenya said she surprised herself with her finish after winning the women’s 800m,in a time of 1min 56.61secs, the fastest of the year so far.“It’s very, very important to win,” she said.“For us, the main thing is to keep on winning so we will be in the best for the World Championships. “I didn’t know I could kick like that!”Semenya beat Kenya’s Margaret Wambui, who claimed bronze behind the South African in Rio.In the men’s 800m there was a blanket finish for Kenyan runners, who filled the first six places.Eijah Manangoi, the 2015 World Championship silver medallist, took first place, in a season’s best of 3mins 31.9sec.Javelin the highlightBut arguably the performance of the night came off the track in the javelin where Germany’s Thomas Rohler threw 93.90m, only the second man in history to throw such a distance.Czech javelin legend Jan Zelesny threw the best ever 98.48m in 1996, a distance which would be scrapped under a controversial proposal by European athletics to scrap world records set before 2005.“It was perfect, I am super-happy,” said Kohler.“This one is really special.”Asked if he would like to see the records wiped out, the German said he would “support” anything that ensures a clean sport.American double Olympic gold-medallist triple jumper, Christian Taylor, secured victory with a last round jump of 17.25m, to deny compatriot Omar Craddock.RESULT 3000M RACElast_img read more