Cup action dominates today’s fixture list

first_imgAt the quarter-final stage St Michael’s face Bansha Celtic; Clonmel Town B square up to Clonmel Celtic; and Peake Villa host Tipperary Town.There’s also a second round game between Mullinahone and Galbally. In the North Borroway Rovers and Holycross FC meet in the Barry Cup Final.The Greyhound Stadium, Thurles, is the venue for a fixture that kicks-off at 2.In the South there are four Tipperary Cup ties down for decision.last_img

Lakers’ Brandon Ingram misses Clippers game due to shoulder soreness

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers, already using a tighter rotation as they battle depth issues, moved JaVale McGee back into the starting lineup in Ingram’s place. McGee came off the bench in the previous three games.Ingram’s absence creates a considerable hole for the Lakers in the midst of the most brilliant segment of his career. Since the All-Star break, Ingram has averaged 27.8 points (to LeBron James’ 28.5 ppg) while shooting 57 percent from the field. He also averaged the second-most minutes behind James during the previous six games.Stephenson had missed the previous two games after suffering the toe injury last week in a home win over New Orleans. Chandler’s minutes have been limited for the last month with various ailments.WALTON SAYS HE’S IGNORING JOB SECURITY SPECULATIONWith the Lakers’ stumbles out of the All-Star break and their fading playoff hopes, there has been increasing speculation that Walton won’t be back to coach the team next season.Related Articles Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Walton said he handles such reports by ignoring them.“I focus on what’s gonna help our team, what I can do better, where I can put our team in a better place to try to succeed,” he said. “I ask my players to do that, so if I’m asking them to do it, I gotta do the same thing. So I don’t pay attention to that or waste time thinking about it.” LOS ANGELES — The Lakers’ sinking playoff prospects suffered another setback on Monday afternoon, when the team learned Brandon Ingram is struggling with right shoulder soreness.The third-year forward missed Monday’s start against the Clippers – joining teammates Lance Stephenson (toe sprain) and Tyson Chandler (neck stiffness) on the sidelines – after the medical staff became aware of the issue following morning shootaround.Coach Luke Walton said he got a call from team trainer Marco Nunez on his way home from the practice facility. Ingram took the court two hours ahead of tip-off Monday night in an effort to try to warm up, but the Lakers ultimately decided to play it safe.“This is a game that we really could use him,” Walton said. “Knowing Brandon, if he can play, he’ll play. But at the same time, if he can’t do certain things and he’s putting himself in jeopardy of something getting much worse, we gotta have somebody else step up as opposed to him only being out there playing 50 percent.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The latest report comes from The New York Times, which reported that “prevailing assumption in league coaching circles remains that Walton will almost certainly be dismissed after the season.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more