Paidi Maher braced for Nenagh onslaught

first_imgThe County Intermediate football final takes place tomorrow in New Inn when Clonmel Og will take on Upperchurch Drombane who defeated Mullinahone in the county semi final. The winners will play senior football in 2016.That game gets underway at 3pm. In the opener on Sunday at 1 O Clock Clonakenny will take on Thurles Sarsfields Intermediates for the right to play senior hurling next year. Sarsfields overcame Ballinahinch in the semi final while Clonakenny beat Newport. Thurles Sarsfields are aiming to put back to back titles together but first they will have to beat Nenagh Eire Og in the final.The Thurles side will start as slight favourites but Nenagh have put together a string of fine performances this year and will relish the opportunity to take on the reigning champions.Sarsfields captain Paidi Maher told Tipp FM Sport that these occasions are rare and putting in a performance is what its all about. Sunday’s match throws in at Semple Stadium at 3.15 and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in assocation with Horse & Jockey KIA, Thurles. Looking ahead to 2016, the Tipp under 21 hurlers will play the winners of Cork and Limerick in a Munster semi final in 2016. The footballers will be up against Kerry at the quarter final stage.In minor hurling Tipp will play the loser of Cork and Waterford while in football Tipp will play Cork in their first championship game of 2016last_img read more

Potential Chinese trade deal has Iowans hopeful

first_imgAMES — Members of Iowa agriculture sector are finding hope in the tentative trade deal announced between the United States and China. President Donald Trump says China has agreed to buy between 40 and 50 billion dollars in U-S agriculture products, if the deal goes through.Iowa State University economics professor Wendong Zhang says that’s significantly more than any single-year of U-S exports to the Asian giant. But it’s not clear whether the new number reflects an annual promise.  “The Chinese probably left more wiggle room-there’s a really big number but there’s no timeframe tied to it,” he says.Zhang says tariffs that could have been imposed this week will not go into effect. That’s some relief, but now farmers and others will wait to see whether the threat of December tariffs is also lifted. Zhang welcomes what he calls important first steps as the two sides each still angle to come out ahead. “The trade war has been elevated so much, I think in the end both countries need to find a way, that, in some respects, both leaders need to go back and say we won the trade war, somehow,” Zhang says.Zhang says a shallow agreement on big issues like technology transfer and intellectual property protections is likely. But significant increases in Chinese imports of U-S corn, ethanol and beef could also be part of the deal.last_img read more

Windwards beat Barbados in Under-19 champs

first_imgSt ELIZABETH (CMC):Middle-order batsman Emmanuel Stewart scored a patient 43 to pull Windward Islands out of a slump on their way to a five-wicket win over Barbados in their fifth-round game of the Regional Under-19 Championship at St Elizabeth Technical High School yesterday.Stewart picked up four boundaries in a 78-ball stay at the crease to help the Windwards recover from a shaky position and seal a win following their narrow defeat against Leeward Islands on Monday.An impressive three-wicket haul by Windwards bowler Ryan John spearheaded a destructive attack in which three other bowlers picked up two wickets each to bowl out their opponents for 138 in 45 overs.early setbackChasing 139 for victory after Barbados won the toss and decided to bat, Windwards suffered an early setback, losing their first wicket in the first ball of the innings when Kyle Cabey lost his stumps to Keon Harding, who topped the bowling with two for 34.Windwards slipped further into dangerous territory after losing Gidron Pope for 27 and Josiah Hilton for three within the space of eight balls before Stewart arrived to stabilise the innings.Scores: Barbados 138 all out off 45 overs (Nicholas Kirton 26, Leniko Boucher 24; Ryan John 3-14, Othneil Lewis 2-19, Gidron Pole 2-46, Kyle Cabey 2-20).Windward Islands 139 for five off 36 overs (Emmanuel Stewart 43, Gidron Pope 27, Johnel Eugene 22 not out; Keon Harding 2-34).AT JAMALCO: Trinidad and Tobago beat Canada by 138 runs.Scores: Trinidad and Tobago 283 for nine off 45 overs (Cephas Cooper 67, Amir Jangoo 64, Anderson Phillip 44 not out, Bryan Boodram 31; Abdul Hadeeb 2-58, Shlok Patel 2-32, Harsh Thaker 2-32, Kurt Ramdath 2-66).Canada 145 all out off 43.3 overs (Abraash Khan 24; Anderson Phillip 3-29, Clevon Kalawan 2-32).last_img read more