Tipperary’s preparations for Sunday’s National Hurling League semi-final have been given a huge boost.The Central Appeals Committee last night overturned the one-match suspension handed down to Seamus Callanan.The full forward was sent off in the quarter final against Offaly and had looked set to miss Sunday’s game against Waterford. Meanwhile former Tipp senior hurler John Kennedy says he expects an extremely competitive game between Tipp and Waterford this weekend.Kennedy – who won two All-Irelands with the Premier County – says he expects Waterford to play without fear when they come up against a Tipp side looking to reach their third successive League final.Throw-in on Sunday is at four o’clock in Nowlan Park and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Ormond Tiles, Summerhill, Nenagh and Kenyon Bar, Kenyon Street, Nenagh.
Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers There was some good news on Friday: Kuzma (left foot stress reaction) was seen shooting off of both feet after practice, after shooting one-footed jumpers on Monday. But the 24-year-old isn’t scheduled for another MRI until after the team returns from China on Oct. 12, just 10 days before the season.The team isn’t sure how soon Kuzma will be able to return to playing shape once he’s re-evaluated.“He’s missed a significant amount of time already,” Vogel said. “We’ll see where he’s at when we get back from China. Hopefully, he’s cleared and we can start activating him for practice. We’ll be smart still.”As one of the team’s leading returning scorers, there’s an obvious use for Kuzma’s scoring ability and length on both ends of the court. While James snipped at a reporter Thursday for asking what the team is missing in Kuzma – “we know what we have in Kuzma” he insisted – he also acknowledged the void.“Multi-dimensional, talented,” he said. “Can shoot the ball from the outside. Can run the floor extremely well. He’s a 6-foot-9 forward, guard, whatever you need him (to be). He moves great without the ball.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years The Lakers feel as though they’ve already worked through a lot of things behind closed doors, even if not all of the answers will be revealed on Saturday. The biggest thing McGee said he was looking forward to is variety in his competition.“I’m tired of looking at these guys in the face,” he said. “I’m ready to look at some other people, and dunk on some other people.”COULD KUZMA MISS START OF SEASON?With one week of camp under their belts, the Lakers have been most cautious with Jared Dudley, who has sat out several scrimmage sessions and won’t play at Golden State on Saturday. But the concern is less about the 34-year-old’s sore knees, and more about protecting the shallow small forward depth as Kyle Kuzma’s prognosis remains frustratingly uncertain.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs EL SEGUNDO — The LeBron-And-A.D. Era begins in earnest on Saturday evening. Just expect the debut to be brief.Both LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be ready to play against the Golden State Warriors in the Lakers’ first preseason game on Saturday (5 p.m.) in the newly minted Chase Center in San Francisco. But Coach Frank Vogel is risk-averse when it comes to playing his go-to players too long in exhibitions: It’s unlikely that either of the Lakers’ two most prominent stars will get a lot of floor time.“My preference is that your main guys play as little as possible,” he said Friday, as the team was preparing for its first flight of the season. “Basically have the mindset of only enough – as much as we need to get a rhythm, not more than that.”Vogel didn’t acknowledge a specific hard cap to either James’ or Davis’ minutes, saying the coaching staff would “feel it out” and would be looking for both rhythm and conditioning from the top-line Lakers. But neither will play a full game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBeyond the idea that those two stars will be the bedrock of the Lakers’ starting lineup, many other details of the rotation remain a mystery. It’s not clear who will start at center between JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard. While Danny Green is an expected starter at one guard position, the other is arguably the question of training camp, particularly with James expected to play point guard for much of the time while he’s on the floor.The biggest hint Vogel has given to how the playing time will be divvied up has come in the last few days, as he’s suggested that he’ll look for ways to stagger James and Davis, keeping one of the two on the floor for most of the game. But it’s unclear what the lineups will precisely look like around them in those instances, particularly with a diverse array of guards and wings who have dramatically different strengths.Given that James and Rajon Rondo are the Lakers’ most productive playmakers from last season (both averaged more than eight assists per game last year), Vogel acknowledged it makes sense to play Rondo alongside Davis as a ball-handler and creator when James rests. But the coach also continued to push the idea that Rondo, entering his 14th season, could become more of an off-ball shooting threat that could also play alongside James if needed.“Honestly, I like him out there with LeBron every bit as much, so it’s not a situation where I’m only going to try to pair him up with Anthony Davis,” he said. “I like those two guys together. Again, I think Rajon is going to have an exceptional year shooting the basketball this year, and he allows LeBron to exercise his versatility at coming off the ball.”Assuming both Steph Curry and D’Angelo Russell play on Saturday, the Lakers will also get a look at how they match up defensively against two All-Star guards – the first such test in a Western Conference full of them. The Lakers’ plan is to start Davis at power forward alongside Howard or McGee at center. With James also starting, the Lakers could look at placing another defense-oriented wing next to Green (Avery Bradley, it’s worth noting, has drawn numerous rave reviews in camp).
The Abbey Theatre production of John B. Keane’s Sive comes to An Grianan Theatre tomorrow night. A dark story of greed, passion and land, this gripping new production by director Conall Morrison was enjoyed by over 30,000 people during a sell out run at the Abbey Theatre.Now Sive returns for a major All Ireland tour. Beautiful young Sive lives with her aunt and uncle in rural Kerry. Seán Dóta, an elderly farmer, offers the local match-maker Thomasheen Seán Rua, a large sum for her hand in marriage.Will this be too much for her aunt and uncle to resist?When the play opened in Walsh’s Ballroom in Listowel on 2 February 1959, The Kerryman reported: “Sive was greeted with unprecedented enthusiasm. The house was full and the doors were locked half an hour before the curtain went up.”The Abbey Theatre has also provided a resource pack, with help and advice from the Keane family, which gives a background to the play including interviews and discussion notes. It can be found at http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/resources/abbeysive/contents.htmSive opens onTuesday October 21st – Saturday October 25th, 8pm nightly,.Matinees Thurs 11am and Sat 2.30pmTickets: €25/€20, matinees €20/€15, discounts available for group and school bookings – please contact box office. ABBEY PRODUCTION OF JOHN B KEANE’S ‘SIVE’ COMES TO AN GRIANAN THEATRE was last modified: October 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An griananJohn B. Keane’s Sive