Tipp Central Council delegate defending en-bloc vote on super-8s

first_imgBut, speaking to Ronan Quirke on Extra time last night, former County Chairman Sean Nugent says most of the debate was about the Super-8s and not the other reforms. The clubs voted for of Director General Padraic Duffy’s revamp at a meeting of the county board last week, with 36 of 56 backing the super-8 proposal, along with plans to move the All Ireland Finals and end replays. That’s despite Football manager Liam Kearns and the football board saying the Super-8s would be for weaker counties.Some of the club delegates got in touch with Tipp FM to say they would have voted against the round-robin system if it was presented as a single motion as it was at congress.last_img

Elaine Thompson headlines star-studded Jamaica Invitational meet

first_imgElaine Thompson Jamaican sprint queen, Elaine Thompson, will headline a cast of some of the world’s top athletes set to compete at the Jamaica International Invitational Track Meet at the National Stadium on May 20.The double Olympic champion sped to a wind-assisted 10.71 to win the 100 meters, at last year’s meet but this year she will only compete in the 200 meters, the event at which she is also the world silver medalist.World 100 meters hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison will be visiting the shores of Jamaica for the first time. Apart from the US Olympic Trials, Harrison swept all of her 100m hurdles races last year to win the Diamond Race in her event.javon Francis…to lead Jamaica’s men 400 meters chargeOlympic 200 meters silver medalist Andre De Grasse will challenge world 400 meters silver medalist LaShawn Merritt over half a lap of the track, while former world 100 meters record-holder Asafa Powell will be joined by Mike Rodgers of the USA in the marquis event.World and Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson takes on fellow Jamaican Stephenie Ann McPherson in the 400 meters, while Olympic finalist Christania Williams will contest the 100 meters, and Javon Francis will lead the Jamaican charge in the men’s 400 meters.last_img read more