Tipperary take on Kildare this afternoon to see who will get to play Kerry in the All Ireland final.Tipp have so far beaten Clare, Waterford and Galway en route and will come up against a formidable Kildare team.Tipp FM analyst and former Tipp and Kildare footballer Brian Lacey says this is a great oppurtunity for Tipp to get back to another All Ireland final Throw in is at 1.30 and the game will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM in association with John Corbett Motor Village, Thurles.
Doc Rivers, head coach and president of basketball operations for the Clippers, told every reporter who asked he was not going to trade Blake Griffin by Thursday’s deadline.He apparently grew so tired of the inquiries that he even got huffy with a reporter Tuesday when asked if he has received a lot of calls regarding Griffin’s services.“It’s none of your business,” he said.Well, the deadline came and went, and Griffin was still with the Clippers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error However, Rivers never said he wouldn’t trade guard/forward Lance Stephenson, and Stephenson was shipped to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward Jeff Green just before the noon deadline. The Clippers also gave up a protected first-round draft pick in either 2019 or 2020, or a second-round pick in 2022.There were rumors Griffin would be traded, but they did not come to fruition. One deal that was supposedly discussed had Griffin and Stephenson going to Denver for Kenneth Faried, Nikola Jokic, Danilo Gallinari and Will Barton.Griffin, the Clippers’ leading scorer at 23.2 points, has missed the past 23 games, during which the Clippers have gone 18-5. He’s had a partially torn left quad tendon. More recently, he fractured his right hand punching Matias Testi, the team’s assistant equipment manager, on Jan. 23 at a restaurant in Toronto.• RELATED: After Blake Griffin speaks, Clippers can try to get back to businessStephenson’s name surfaced in another rumor that had him going to Orlando for power forward Channing Frye. But Frye ended up being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team deal that included the Portland Trail Blazers. Green, 29, had started 31 of 53 games this season for Memphis. He averaged 12.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and shot 43.1 percent from the floor — just 30.9 percent (42 of 136) from 3-point range. In his past eight games, he averaged 19.9 points.The 6-foot-9 Green played for Rivers in Boston for parts of two seasons before Rivers came to the Clippers in 2013-14. He has career scoring and rebounding averages of 14.1 and 5.0, respectively.Rivers was not available for his pregame news conference ahead of Thursday night’s game against the visiting San Antonio Spurs, as he was on his way back from Oklahoma City, where he attended the funeral of Ingrid Williams, the wife of Oklahoma City assistant coach Monty Williams.Rivers did issue a statement.“Lance was a true professional and we appreciate all that he did for us,” Rivers said. “In the short time he was here, he had a good impact on our team. We are excited to add Jeff to the Clippers and I am looking forward to coaching him again.”Stephenson played in 43 of the Clippers’ 53 games, starting 10. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.5 rebounds.The Clippers also announced they will sign power forward Alex Stephenson to a 10-day contract. Stephenson is out of USC.