ITV Racing nets late Thurles Ireland broadcast


first_img Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020 Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Share Submit Updating stakeholders, ITV Racing has confirmed that it has secured a last minute deal which will see it broadcast this Saturday’s Irish horse-racing event in Thurles.The announcement follows on from news that Horseracing Ireland (HRI) would continue its race fixtures behind closed doors for the foreseeable future amidst the coronavirus pandemic.The company will broadcast five races on ITV4 with the show being presented by Ed Chamberlin alongside a small team in order to comply with government regulations.Regarding the decision to continue the races, an HRI spokesperson stated: “The decision is motivated by the need to maintain employment and incomes for people working in the industry, and on the basis of being able to achieve and maintain all HSE (Health Service Executive) advice and instructions.”The news will also be a welcome boost to bookmakers and punters as the betting industry has struggled to adapt to the lack of live-sport offerings.Simon Clare, Ladbrokes Coral PR director, explained: “This is really good news from ITV Racing for all racing fans, bookmakers, and anyone who enjoys a flutter on a Saturday afternoon, as in the absence of any other major sports and football, or UK racing, this live broadcast of Thurles will be like an oasis in the desert.“These are unprecedented, worrying times, and the impact and seriousness goes way beyond the world of racing and betting, but the importance of keeping at least some of the show on the road through these dark times cannot be underestimated, to provide entertainment to many people and keep business ticking over.”It has yet to be announced whether after this weekend’s events HRI will follow in the footsteps of the British Horseracing Authority’s (BHA), one of ITV Racing’s primary customers, when the authority suspended all events due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Sharelast_img read more

Tom Brady reacts to Rob Gronkowski trade: Run it back!


first_imgView this post on Instagram These two @tombrady @gronkA post shared by NFL (@nfl) on Apr 21, 2020 at 2:31pm PDTGronkowski retired in March 2019, shortly after Super Bowl 53, when he won his third ring and Brady his sixth. Last year, the tight end was named to the NFL’s 100th Anniversary All-Time Team along with Brady. He is widely regarded as one of the best to ever play the position.A series of injuries forced Gronkowski to miss 29 regular-season games out of a possible 144 during his first nine years in the NFL, all of which he spent in New England with Brady. Gronkowski later said it was the mental toll, rather than the physical struggles, which led him to call it a day.Now, having recently won the WWE 24/7 championship belt at WrestleMania 36 — which aired earlier this month — Gronkowski is returning to the NFL to play alongside Brady once more. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are set to be reunited with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with the former excited to “run it back” with his longtime New England Patriots teammate.Just hours after Gronkowski hinted he may come out of NFL retirement, it emerged the 30-year-old was indeed planning to return and was the subject of a trade between the Patriots and the Bucs. The deal was swiftly finalized on Tuesday. The Patriots are sending Gronkowski and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for a 2020 fourth-round selection.center_img GRONK TRADE GRADES: Head-scratcher for the BucsAfter the trade was made, the NFL’s official Instagram uploaded a video of Brady and Gronkowski smiling in 2019 after the Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game to reach Super Bowl 53.The clip, which was accompanied by P. Diddy’s “Bad Boy for Life,” included the caption “these two,” with Brady writing in the comments: “Run it back.”last_img read more