Home Tag Archives: Promotion

Tag Archives: Promotion

London Irish Are Back In The Bigtime And There Is Widespread Joy

READING, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: The London Irish side celebrate with the trophy during the Greene King IPA Championship Final Second Leg match between London Irish and Yorkshire Carnegie at the Madejski Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Reading, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Following a year in the Championship, London Irish are back in the big time. After their relegation from the Premiership 12 months ago, the Exiles were widely expected to bounce back. The Reading-based side sealed their promotion tonight with a thrilling victory over Yorkshire Carnegie on a scoreline of 55-48. FT London Irish 55-48 Yorkshire. We’re back in the Premiership! …

Read More »

Wexford And Offaly Have Learned Their Opponents For Leinster SHC Quarter-Finals

Leinster Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Round 1, Gorey, Wexford 8/1/2017 Wexford vs UCD Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Wexford and Offaly have learned their Leinster SHC quarter-final opponents after the final round of games in the round-robin this afternoon. The draw took place live on RTÉ Radio 1, after Westmeath beat Meath to relegate their neighbours, and Laois overcame Kerry. Leinster SHC quarter-final line-up: Westmeath vs Offaly Laois vs Wexford Galway vs Dublin [Already decided] _____ The winner …

Read More »

All The National Football League Results Confirm Promotion And Relegation Places

National Football League

If your head was hurting trying to figure out all the permutations before the final day of National Football League action, you probably weren’t alone. However, after a bumper Sunday of action, the promotion and relegation places across four divisions have been confirmed. Dublin and Monaghan played out a thrilling tie in Clones, with the reigning champs shading it at the …

Read More »

Conor McGregor’s Tweet From 2014 Seems Pretty Eery Right Now

After Conor McGregor’s emphatic victory at UFC 205, the world anxiously awaited his much hyped ‘left field’ announcement.  As it transpired, the Irishman simply confirmed what many had already expected with the 28-year-old due to become a father in May of next year. However, there was something of a surprise in what the two weight world champion demanded from the …

Read More »

Done Deal: Rafael Benitez Makes His First Newcastle Signing

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rafael Benitez manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on March 14, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Rafa Benitez has confirmed his first signing since taking the Newcastle job, with Gent goalkeeper Matz Sels joining the Championship club for £4.5million. The Belgium under 21 international has signed a five-year contract with the Saint James’ Park side. Newcastle United new boy Matz Sels is believed to have overlooked interest from Southampton and Middlesbrough to sign for Rafa Benitez. …

Read More »

Aston Villa To Make Surprise Move For Manchester United Striker

Aston Villa COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 02: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo before the UEFA Champions League Group E match between FC Nordsjaelland v Chelsea at Parken Stadium on October 2, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa are currently looking to bounce back from relegation. The Birmingham club were sent down to the second tier of English football for their first time in the Premier League era last season, and have appointed Roberto Di Matteo as manager in a bid to get back to the top flight. Under new ownership, the Villans are expected to …

Read More »

The Fields Of Freedom: Understanding Georgia’s ‘Lelo’ Spirit

Centuries and centuries ago, in the beautiful countryside of the lands that now make up Georgia, the game of ‘Lelo burti’ or ‘field ball’ was played. Teams could be of any size and usually consisted of the male populations of neighbouring villages. The aim of the sport would be to move a heavy ball across a stream or river in between …

Read More »

The Millionaires’ Playground: Premiership Rugby Following In Football’s Footsteps

With the arrival of Bristol being confirmed after an aggregate victory over Doncaster in the Championship play-off final, the number of Premiership clubs with multi-millionaire backers is on the rise, emulating the extraordinary amount of investment from private owners in Premier League football. Newly-promoted Championship winners Bristol are owned by Stephen Lansdown, who also runs Bristol Sport, meaning he has …

Read More »

A Secret History: The Story Of London Irish

READING, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: London Irish fans wave flags during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Northampton Saints at Madejski Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

“They say they will return again, But they won’t say exactly when…” Those are the closing lines from a song aptly named ‘London Irish’ by The Divine Comedy. With the Reading-based club’s relegation fate all but sealed after losing to Harlequins on Sunday, the Premiership is waving goodbye to one of its most historic clubs. Yet it seems few know …

Read More »

London Irish Pin Hopes On Bedford Championship Win

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: London Irish leave the field after their defeat during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and London Irish at Kingston Park on April 17, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Three of the Championship’s play-off semi-finalists have passed the minimum standards criteria needed to gain access to the Aviva Premiership, but Bedford Blues did not even apply for an audit. It means that in the very likely event one of Bristol, Yorkshire Carnegie or Doncaster win the Championship title, Reading-based London Irish or Newcastle Falcons will be relegated to the …

Read More »

Floyd Mayweather Intends On Moving Into Promoting MMA

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 02: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrives for a workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club on September 2, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. will defend his WBC/WBA welterweight titles against Marcos Maidana on September 13 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather has stated that he intends on promoting Mixed Martial Arts fights. The undefeated boxer is moving away from the ring, and looks set to sit down cageside at MMA events. In an interview with Fight Hype, the 39 year-old stated that boxing want him to return to the ring, but he sees his future elsewhere. “They want me back…it’s …

Read More »