Tipperary are into a Waterford Crystal Cup quarter final after defeating Mary Immaculate College last night in Dr. Morris Park.At half time, Mary I were 0-11 to 0-10 clear, with Limerick’s David Reidy scoring six of those first-half points for Eamonn Cregan’s visitors.Despite a gallant Mary I effort, Tipp eventually turned up the intensity to ease past their Limerick opposition, with 2014 Hurler of the Year nominee Callanan collecting a total of 3-7. David Butler helped himself to four points from play and Sean Maher scored an impressive 1-1. David Reidy was Limerick’s leading scorer with a tally of ten points, including eight frees.The final score was Tipperary 4-16 Mary I 1-16.The Tipp side will now play Clare in the quarter final on the 18th of January.
Bears declining 5th yr. option on Mitchell Trubisky, QB they chose AHEAD of Patrick Mahomes AND DeShaun Watson. I asked Doug Williams where Mahomes and Watson would have gone if they’d been white: “Ahead of Trubisky,” he said. “Ahead of No. 2” I said. “Absolutely,” he answered.— John Feinstein (@JFeinsteinBooks) May 3, 2020MORE: How the NFL season will play out, according to “Madden”Fox Sports’ Doug Gottlieb wasn’t buying it and claimed race “wasn’t a factor.”Watson quote-tweeted Gottlieb and said the Bears never talked to him prior to the draft.The bears NEVER ONCE talked to me.. https://t.co/nMX7JKW99P— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) May 9, 2020Twitter thought this was ridiculous considering Chicago needed a quarterback that year (and took one), and Watson was clearly one of the best options available. So after some research, it was discovered Watson at one point said he had talked to the Bears.During a 2017 interview with “The Rich Eisen Show,” Watson listed off teams that had contacted him. That list included the Chiefs, Browns, Jaguars, 49ers, Cardinals, Texans, Jets, Bills, Ravens and Bears.From our vault: We love @deshaunwatson but it does appear he did talk to the @ChicagoBears at least once before the 2017 #NFLDraft ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/B8c6fiyY6z— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) May 9, 2020MORE: Why Bears picked Trubisky, let Mahomes and Watson fallWatson appeared to be caught in a lie, but a tweet from Quincy Avery may help explain his interview with Eisen. Avery is Watson’s private quarterback coach, and the two share a close connection that dates back to when the QB was in high school. The Houston Chronicle describes their bond as a “big-brother-little brother relationship.” Avery responded directly to the video Eisen tweeted. The tweet can also be viewed in Watson’s likes on Twitter.Not exactly. Explain it to you same way I did for Doug. Every year, players are instructed by their agent to leverage the media so that teams feel that there is more competition in the market place than there actually is.— quincy_avery (@Quincy_Avery) May 9, 2020In a separate response to ESPN’s Bill Barnwell, Avery clarified that the conversation with the Bears “didn’t happen.” He points out why it would make sense for Watson to say it did at the time (to help improve his draft stock) and why he feels confident to say what really happened now (he’s a top-tier quarterback with nothing to hide).I’m just saying it didn’t. It’s clear why he would say it happened then. No reason to not be truthful now. Also was there through the process and it didn’t happen.— quincy_avery (@Quincy_Avery) May 9, 2020The rest is history. Chicago declined Trubisky’s fifth-year option while Watson is reportedly in talks for a contract extension with the Texans that would make him one of the highest-paid players in the league. Deshaun Watson caused a stir Friday night on Twitter when he engaged in a debate about the 2017 NFL Draft.The conversation started with reporter John Feinstein relaying a chat he had with former NFL quarterback and current Redskins executive Doug Williams. They discussed Mitch Trubisky going No. 2 overall in that draft, ahead of guys like Watson and Patrick Mahomes. According to Williams, if Mahomes and Watson were white, they would have been drafted ahead of Trubisky.