Daly backs Premier County to overcome the Cats

first_imgMeanwhile, former Tipp All Star Eamon Corcoran says changes to the positioning in the backs and middle of the pitch have made a huge difference this season. The Premier County’s senior hurlers are preparing to take the Road to Croke Park tomorrow in the highly anticipated All Ireland Final against the Cats. It’s the fourth time in six years that the neighbouring counties have met in the final, with Kilkenny coming out on top in the last meeting in 2011. Speaking on Tipp FM’s Road to Croker special last night, former Clare captain Anthony Daly believes that if the team play to the same level as we did against Cork, the chances are good that Liam McCarthy will be coming to Tipp.last_img read more

Indian athletes’ campaign commences at World Athletics Championship

first_imgLast Updated: 28th September, 2019 11:14 IST Indian Athletes’ Campaign Commences At World Athletics Championship The 27-member Indian squad will be looking to turn in performances that will reflect their hunger and commitment in the 10-day World Athletics Championship. WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE First Published: 28th September, 2019 11:14 IST FOLLOW US Metric miler Jinson Johnson and the 4x400m mixed relay team will lead the Indian challenge in the IAAF World Athletics Championships, the most competitive of sporting events with 2043 athletes representing 210 countries at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha. The 27-member Indian squad will be looking to turn in performances that will reflect their hunger and commitment in the 10-day event. The expectations from Jinson Johnson are built on the foundation of his good run recently in Berlin where he clocked a national record time of 3:35.24. He has trained at high altitude in Colorado Springs since then and can be expected to race well in the World Championships. The 4x400m mixed relay team will seek to justify the immense faith show in the squad.READ | India enters World Athletics Championships with low expectationsIndia will feel the pang of Hima Das’ absenceThere is no doubt that India will feel the absence of two of its leading athletes, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and 400m sprinter Hima Das. Both have the experience of winning gold at the World Junior Championships, but injuries have kept them out of the World Championships here. Yet, the morale of the squad is high as each athlete will attempt to give his or her best.19-year-old Hima Das was not fully fit for the World Relay Championships held in Yokohama last May as she was suffering from Lumbar Spondylitis and which could be career-threatening to her. Das suffered a muscle spasm in the Asian Athletic Championships in Doha after which she was not able to complete her race in April this year.READ | India bags 9th gold medal at 10th Asian Age Group ChampionshipThe Indian challenge at the World Athletics ChampionshipLong jumper M Sreeshankar will be the first Indian on view in the World Championships, taking part in the qualification round on Friday. He had qualified for the meet with an 8.20m effort in the National Open Championships in Bhubaneswar last year but has spent time in rehabilitation after picking up a heel injury. He cleared 8.00m in the Indian Grand Prix in Patiala last month.MP Jabir and Ayyasamy Dharun, entered in the men’s 400m Hurdles, are be the other Indians slated to be view on the opening day of competition. Of course, Dharun has not taken part in a hurdles race since the Federation Cup in Patiala in March, having only recently returned to track after an injury. The race experience is expected to stand him in good stead.READ | Wrestling Rankings: Deepak Punia becomes World No.1 in 86 kg categoryREAD | Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors: Maninder guides Warriors to victory center_img COMMENT 11 months ago PMCO Fall Split 2019 regional finals kick off, Indian campaign starts Suman Ray SUBSCRIBE TO US Written Bylast_img read more