Syracuse was ranked 23rd in the Associated Press 2015-2016 preseason poll Tuesday — its highest preseason mark in history. Last year, SU broke the AP Top 25 for the first time, earning the No. 24 spot in its preseason ranking.The Orange was ranked fifth in the Atlantic Coach Conference coaches’ poll almost two weeks ago.The Orange is coming off a 22-10 (11-5 ACC) season. SU lost to No. 13 seed Wake Forest in its first conference tournament game in March then advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA tournament where it lost to South Carolina.Syracuse’s season starts against Rhode Island on the road on Nov. 13 at 5 p.m.Three-time defending champion Connecticut was ranked No. 1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Syracuse women’s basketball slots 5th in preseason ACC pollSyracuse will play 4 Power 5 opponents in nonconference slateGallery: Orange Madness kicks off Syracuse basketball seasons Published on November 3, 2015 at 11:03 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus
Thurles Sarsfields coach Paddy McCormack told Tipp FM Sport that there has been little between the teams in recent meetings and Sunday is sure to be no different.Sunday’s match throws in at Semple Stadium at 3.15 and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in assocation with Horse & Jockey KIA, Thurles. Sarsfields defeated a brave Kilruane McDonaghs in the semi finals while Nenagh defeated Drom Inch after extra time in a thrilling semi final.Both sides have a lot of experience in their ranks having both being involved in the closing stages of the county in recent years. The teams drew in last year’s championship with Sarsfields winning out in extra time and the Thurles side went on to be victorious in the county final.