Football qualifier draws to be held this morning

first_imgRound 1B winners Offaly, Fermanagh, Longford and Limerick will face the defeated “B” side Provincial semi-finalists, Kildare, Donegal or Monaghan, Cork and Mayo.A separate draw will be made for home advantage and where two teams have met previously in this year’s provincial championship the winner of the provincial game shall have home advantage.The games will take place on the weekend of July 9th and 10th.  Confirmation of home venues, times and all dates for the fixtures will be confirmed following a meeting of C.C.C.C this afternoon.last_img read more

Jamaica secures 3rd place in discus at CAC Games

first_imgJamaica’s Traves Smith won Jamaica’s ninth medal at the CAC Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, on Sunday when he finished third in the men’s discus.It is Jamaica’s first medal from the athletics competition that began on Sunday evening.Smikle, the 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medalist, threw 64.68m but it was not enough to overhaul the effort of Jorge Hernandez Fernandez, who threw a season’s best 65.27 to take the silver medal. The gold was won by Mauricio Ortega Giron of Colombia who produced a personal best 66.30m on his first attempt and was good enough to secure the victory.Smikle said he had mixed feelings about the performance but the two men who bested him got going a lot earlier than he did.“In the throws you have to get firing from early and you don’t know when it’s going to happen but for the two competitors that bested me they performed really well,” he said.“64.68, I’m not too happy but I am not too sad. I am grateful and trying to get consistent.”Jamaica’s Basil Bingham was fifth with a season’s best 60.26m.Smikle’s medal was the fifth bronze medal won by Jamaica at these championships. Its athletes have also won three gold, one silver medal so far.last_img read more

49ers schedule 2019: San Francisco faces brutal slate against NFL’s top QBs

first_imgThe 49ers have some renewed optimism with their bill of health looking a lot cleaner for 2019 than it was for most of last season. Should this turn out to be the much-anticipated full campaign together for coach Kyle Shanahan and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco’s offense has to be ready to make the jump many thought it would make a year ago.That’s because the 49ers’ schedule for 2019 will feature several teams that can light up the scoreboard. The NFC West and conference champion Rams are on the 49ers’ schedule twice, as usual, but so are several more offenses that are both balanced and explosive. MORE: When to expect NFL schedule releaseThere are bound to be plenty of entertaining 49ers games in 2019, assuming Garoppolo picks up where he left off at the helm with a little more support. But translating that into more wins than losses, based on the opponents on the 49ers’ schedule, is another story.49ers schedule 201949ers regular-season schedule:Home: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh SteelersAway: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins(The following schedule comes via leaks and reports ahead of the NFL’s official schedule release, which is expected Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.)WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8at Buccaneers4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 2Sept. 15at Bengals1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22vs. Steelers4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4BYE—Week 5Oct. 7 (MNF)vs. Browns8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 6Oct. 13at Rams4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 7Oct. 20at Redskins1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Panthers4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 9Oct. 31 (TNF)at Cardinals8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLN/AmazonWeek 10Nov. 11 (MNF)vs. Seahawks8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 11Nov. 17vs. Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFoxWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Packers4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 13Dec. 1at Ravens1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 14Dec. 8at Saints1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Falcons4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 16Dec. 21/22vs. RamsTBDTBDWeek 17Dec. 29at Seahawks4:25 p.m.Fox49ers preseason schedule:Week 1vs. CowboysAug. 8-12 TBDWeek 2at BroncosAug 19, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)Week 3at ChiefsAug. 22-25 TBDWeek 4vs. ChargersAug. 29 or 30 TBDMORE: Full 2019 NFL preseason scheduleToughest tests: The home schedule outside of the division is brutal. Former league MVPs Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers all will travel to San Francisco to duel Garoppolo at Levi’s Stadium. The two visiting QBs from the AFC, Ben Roethlisberger and Baker Mayfield, are no slouches, either.The road looks a little more manageable in the non-NFC West games, but the 49ers also face two division winners from last season in the Saints and Ravens. Those opponents combine with the Rams and Seahawks to make it six games against playoff teams. Going better than .500 in Santa Clara looks challenging. Biggest breaks: In addition to a sweep of the rebuilding Cardinals being a must, the 49ers need to make hay with away games in Tampa Bay, Cincinnati and Washington. For San Francisco to have its delayed breakout with Shanahan, it must prove it is no longer a bad team by beating other supposed bad teams.Bottom line: The hype the 49ers had around this time last year has been replaced with the realism that it will be a grind. San Francisco is facing a schedule that is even more difficult than its ranking — No. 11 in strength of schedule — might suggest.The 49ers’ over/under for wins in Las Vegas is eight, which would represent a four-game improvement from last season. From what we know now, it looks like the 49ers will fall a little short of that record and make it three seasons without a playoff berth under Shanahan. Record prediction: 7-9last_img read more