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Blizzards shoot for prized record

first_imgBy Jon Zacks An anonymous donor has injected some intrigue into the Blizzard Bike Club’s weekly Baldonnel time-trials.The unidentified individual has pledged a $2,500 bike prize to any rider that can beat the course record, set by Olav Stana 23 years ago. In 1987, Stana (the reigning National time trial champion at the time) rode the 16 km circuit in a time of 21:06, and did so on an ordinary 7-speed bike.- Advertisement -Peace Region riders will have modern advantages as they try to beat Stana’s mark, but still have their work cut out for them. On Thursday June 10, Stephen Ferris posted the fastest time of the season so far, clocking in at 22:17 – still a full minute slower than the record time. The only catch – riders from outside of the Peace Region (and Cat-1 riders) are welcome to take their shot at the record, they must use a conventional road bike – just like Stana used in 1987. And of course, anyone hoping to cash in on the prize has to break the record in a regularly scheduled BBC Thursday night time-trial. Advertisement “It’ll run for as long as somebody takes to break the record” says BBC spokesperson Pat Ferris, who encourages any interested riders to join the Blizzards for the weekly races. For more information, visit Ferris Fast Cycles, or call 250-785-3711.last_img read more

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Gibson starting to run on empty

first_imgGibson, whose season averages are down to 11.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, said he felt somewhat rejuvenated after taking Monday off from practice, workouts and school because of Presidents Day. He also has battled tendinitis in his left knee since late December. Taj Gibson admitted for the first time that he has felt fatigued toward the end of his first season battling college big men. The USC freshman forward scored just two points in twogames last week on the Arizona trip, though he did get 10 rebounds for the first time in 11 games Sunday against Arizona State. Gibson had a long talk with USC coach Tim Floyd on Tuesday. “Coach told me to suck it up,” Gibson said. “There are players in worse situations throughout the country. I’ve played through it all year long, so I can play through it.” Facing Stanford’s Lopez twins could be the spark Gibson needs. He was dominated by Brook and Robin Lopez in Palo Alto, having five or six shots blocked in his face. “A lot of what players go through is who you’re playing and where you’re playing,” Floyd said. “He’s going to come out and play big (today). I guarantee you he’s going to have a good game.” center_img Adjustments: Gibson wasn’t the only player having his shots swatted against Stanford last month. Brook and Robin Lopez combined for 15 of Stanford’s school-record 19 blocks in that game. USC players just seemed to keep going right at the 7-foot twin towers. “Maybe they’ll try a pump fake this time,” Brook Lopez joked Monday. After watching film, the Trojans are confident they can find a way around Stanford’s inside presence. “I just think we were impatient,” point guard Gabe Pruitt said. “Those guys are really good and we just made it easier for them by playing into what they wanted us to do. … We should have made more extra passes. When we watched the tape, we saw too much one-on-one.” Pruitt said it was key for USC to crash the boards and get up the court quickly to create some fastbreak opportunities before the twins are set. “We notice that as players,” Pruitt said. “(The Lopez twins) are 7-footers, so we can outrun those guys.” Young remembers brother: Monday was 16 years to the day that Nick Young’s oldest brother, Charles Jr., was shot and killed. “This week I’m going to try to do something special for him,” Young said. “I’m trying to make the (NCAA Tournamentfor him.” ) matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Copa Libertadores final to be played outside Argentina

first_img0Shares0000Security forces stand guard as supporters of River Plate leave the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires after authorities postponed the all-Argentine Copa Libertadores second leg final match with Boca Juniors © AFP / JAVIER GONZALEZ TOLEDOASUNCION, Paraguay, Nov 27 – South American football administrators Conmebol said on Tuesday that the postponed Copa Libertadores final second leg between fierce local rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors would be played outside Argentina.Following a meeting with the two Argentine clubs’ presidents in Asuncion, Conmebol said the match, to take place on “December 8 or 9,” would be at an as yet undecided venue. The original second-leg clash between the two Buenos Aires clubs at the weekend was postponed after Boca players were injured in an attack on their team bus by River fans with pepper spray, stones and sticks.Conmebol president Alejandro Dominguez told reporters that “the final cannot be played in Argentina.”A Conmebol statement moments earlier said that due to the weekend “violence… that put players, officials and fans at risk… it would not be prudent to play the final in” Argentina.The tie is delicately poised following a 2-2 draw at Boca’s Bombonera home just over two weeks ago.The second leg had to be postponed after Boca players suffered cuts from broken glass and from smoke inhalation when their bus was attacked by River fans on the way to the Monumental Stadium in the Argentine capital on Saturday.It was originally postponed by 24 hours before Conmebol announced on Sunday that it was being suspended indefinitely ahead of Tuesday’s meeting at the body’s headquarters in the Paraguayan capital.Boca’s president Daniel Angelici petitioned the continent’s governing body to award them the trophy, a move his River counterpart Rodolfo D’Onofrio branded “shameful.”Some potential final venues have already expressed an interest in hosting the derby dubbed a “superclasico”, and the most important in Argentine club football history, as it pits the two most popular teams in the country in the continent’s most prestigious final.The group that runs the Atletico Mineiro stadium in Brazilian city Belo Horizonte offered on Tuesday to host the match.That came a day after the Italian city of Genoa cited cultural links between the city and Italian immigrants to Argentina in the early 20th century as it suggested the Marassi stadium as a potential venue.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chelsea midfielder joins Serie A side Napoli on loan

first_img Nathaniel Chalobah 1 Nathaniel Chalobah has joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea, the Blues have announced.The England Under-21 international, who has effectively spent the past three seasons away from his parent club, has headed to Serie A to find first-team football.Chalobah, who can play in defence or midfield, has previously had loan spells Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley and Reading.last_img

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE NARROWLY LOSE OUT TO NAOMH BRÍD IN LEAGUE OPENER

first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA News: Naomh Brid collected the Division 3 league points following a closely fought encounter with Naomh Colmcille at Newtowncunningham on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.Ryan McErlean opened the scoring for the hosts in the first minute, but the visitors equalised a few minutes later. Thomas McKinley put Naomh Colmcille back in front, before Naomh Brid struck for the game’s first goal to edge two points in front. A long ball from Ryan McErlean was collected well by Stephen Gallagher and resulted in an attacking free which Joe Donaghy converted to reduce the deficit to the minimum. Naomh Brid added on the next two points, but these were cancelled out through scores from Joe Donaghey and Thomas McKinley. Good play from Mark Dowds and Ciaran Devine provided the opportunity for Daniel Clarke to fire a low shot to the net to put Naomh Colmcille two points up as half time approached. The visitors added a point in first half stoppage time to leave the hosts with the minimum advantage at the short whistle, 1-5 to 1-4. Naomh Colmcille got a great start to the second half. Eddie Gillespie broke up a Naomh Brid attack, the ball found it’s way to Daniel Clarke, and though his shot was blocked, Joe Donaghey finished to the net. Frees were then exchanged, Joe Donaghey converting for Naomh Colmcille. Naomh Brid got their second goal in the 11th minute to again leave just a point between the teams, 2-6 to 2-5. At this point both teams were reduced to 14 men for double yellow card offences. Naomh Brid got in for another goal very soon after to edge 2 points in front midway through the half.Another pointed free from Joe Donaghey was cancelled out by a point for the visitors. A point from play from Joe Donaghey after good work from Ciaran Devine was followed up with a pointed free and a point from play for Naomh Brid to leave the visitors with a goal advantage at the end of regulation time in the second half. The hosts pressed for an equaliser and looked to have secured a share of the spoils when Gerard Curran applied the finish to find the net in stoppage time. However the visitors regained the lead immediately and followed this up in the last minute of stoppage time to have a two point advantage at the full time whistle. Final score Naomh Colmcille 3-8 3-10 Naomh Brid.Naomh Colmcille: Gary McDaid, Ricky Hegarty, Alex Devenney, Eddie Gillespie, Gerard Curran (1-0), Ciaran Devine, Paul Friel, Thomas McKinley (0-2), Richard Clarke, Joe Donaghey (1-5 (0-3 f)), Daniel Clarke (1-0), Mark Dowds, Don Hegarty (Ryan McKinley), Ryan McErlean (0-1), Stephen Gallagher (Conor Grant). Naomh Brid: Stephen Doherty, Jamie Timoney, Clint Walsh, Gary McCafferty, Shane Timoney, Padraig Brennan, Sam Burgess, Ross Gallagher, Cian Gallagher, Callum Gallagher, Shane Walsh, Darragh Brogan, Declan McCafferty, Pete Walsh, David Walsh.The reserves drew with Naomh Brid at Pairc Colmcille on Sunday. The home side led 1-2 to 0-2 at half time after playing against the wind in the first half. Naomh Brid got a goal late in the second half to lead as the match drew to a close, but Naomh Colmcille got an equalising point to leave the full time score Naomh Colmcille 1-5 1-5 Naomh Brid.The U16s lost out to St. Eunans B in their first league match at O’Donnell Park on Sunday,Time is running out to get club registration sorted. If you think you’ll be looking for Donegal tickets for the Championship you’ll need to become a member. Registrations are now open to all senior players (€50), junior players (€10), adult members (€25) and families (€50). Contact Mark Ferry (087 9154559).There are a limited number of season tickets now available for free entry to all adult Donegal club league and championship matches (excluding Naomh Colmcille home games). €30 for the ticket or €50 for the ticket and Donegal club gear. Contact Alison Ferry.Friday evening saw another fantastic turnout at the third session of Football for Fun. It continues (weather permitting) next Friday (27th) from 6 to 7 pm. All boys and girls aged 8 and under are welcome. €2 per session. Please ensure the kids are dressed appropriately for the weather. Please see Facebook page for latest updates.The Last Person Standing competition has now ended after the eighth week. Both remaining entries lost their second lives this week so the prize is shared between David O’Brien and Charles Clarke. Well done lads. See website for latest updates. The club will be holding a Come Dine with Me event on Saturday April 11th. Contact Alison Ferry (0879154559) if you’re interested in hosting. There will be a social night at the clubhouse to round off the event.Naomh Colmcille CLG’s child welfare officer for 2015 is Breda Friel. If you or child have any issues through out year with coaches or bullying or other child issues please feel free to contact Breda on 0876393503 and she will try and address the issue. Everyone involved in coaching or helping out at underage level needs to have completed the child protection/awareness course. If you have not completed this course previously, please contact Breda ASAP to get numbers for a course in the coming weeks.The club is now registered for the Lucozade ‘Kit Out’ promotion. Codes are printed on promotional bottles under the plastic wrapper – please note these codes so they can be entered online on behalf of the club to try and collect gear or equipment.The club is again registered for the Sainsbury’s Active Kids scheme so please start collecting the vouchers on behalf of the club. Well done to Willie Gillespie, Daniel Clarke and their Donegal U21 team-mates on the fantastic win over Cavan in the Ulster Championship on Wednesday.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th at 7:15 pm. Bring boots and runners. Check the Facebook page for latest update.Minors. See Facebook page for latest update.U16s. Training Wednesday (25th) at 6:30 pm.U14s. Training starting mid/end March. Date TBC.U12s. Training next Saturday (28th) at 2:00 pm. Bring boots and runners and appropriate gear for the weather. Check the Facebook page for latest update.U10s. Training Friday (27th) at 6:00 pm.Girls. U12/U14 training Monday (23rd) at 6:30 pm. See Facebook page for latest update.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers Will be included in next week’s notes.Naomh Colmcille CLG are in need of more lotto sellers. The lotto is the bread and butter of our club. If you don’t drive we can set up on a team with a driver. Please contact Breda Friel (0876393503) if anyone is willing to help. Thanks.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE NARROWLY LOSE OUT TO NAOMH BRÍD IN LEAGUE OPENER was last modified: March 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Unai Emery set to name five Arsenal captains

first_img ALTERED How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? predicted who plays? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? NEW ERA Unai Emery will name as many as five Arsenal captains this season as he continues to run the rule over his new players.The 43-year-old was appointed as head coach following Arsene Wenger’s departure in May and has been back in pre-season training for almost two weeks. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Who will lead the Gunners on the pitch is just one of many questions Emery faced as he met the media at the club’s training ground on Thursday afternoon.While he admits he needs to get to know his players better, he wants to have a host of players ready to step in as captain.“We’ve spoken about that,” he said.“My idea is to know every player and to know, also, the personality of the players. And then, I think my first idea is to have five captains in the team. But at the moment, I don’t know the names.” possible xi How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes highlights Emery is taking charge of the Arsenal revolution gameday smart causal last_img read more

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Valencia’s Maricle quits softball team

first_imgVALENCIA – Just days after signing a Division I softball scholarship to Villanova, Valencia High senior Danielle Maricle has quit the school softball team. Maricle didn’t show up last week for a mandatory meeting for Valencia returnees, and the 5-foot-11 infielder confirmed Tuesday that she won’t play for Valencia, which reached the Southern Section Division I final last year. “There’s no way I’ll be back. I think I’m going to try to broaden my horizons and focus on my grades,” Maricle said. “I love the girls. That’s going to be the biggest thing I’ll miss. They’re great.” Valencia coach Donna Lee said Maricle never told her she was leaving, but the coach was informed by other players. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It’s her choice. My feeling is I want girls who want to be out there,” Lee said. “I’ve got to abide by the kid’s choice. I don’t beg anyone to play. She’ll be a loss to our program but we have younger girls who will have to pick up the slack.” The season doesn’t start until March but Lee said Maricle is no longer welcome back if she changes her mind. Maricle batted .349 with one home run, 15 RBI and six stolen bases in 86 at-bats as a junior, helping Valencia to a school-record 29 victories. She’s also a travel ballplayer who helped the Orange County Batbusters to an 18-under national championship two years ago, followed by a fourth-place finish in Gold competition this past summer. Maricle is an honors student who plans to take two Advanced Placement courses at Valencia plus a physics course at College of the Canyons next semester. She’s also a top volleyball player, and she said she might run track this spring to stay in shape. “I think Danielle is just kind of winding down with the volleyball playoffs and a major scouting tournament (in travel softball) and all that good stuff,” said her father, Mike. “Right now she’s just more into supporting the football team and cheering them on.” With standout kicker/punter Paul Weinstein among three Hart High football starters dismissed last week for disciplinary reasons, the Indians (9-2) are hoping to shore up their kicking game in time for Friday’s Division II quarterfinal against Los Osos of Rancho Cucamonga (9-2) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at College of the Canyons. Chris Gill, who was Hart’s primary junior varsity kicker, wasn’t available during last week’s 32-27 victory over Glendora because he had joined the JV basketball team. But after two botched extra points and several short kickoffs against Glendora, Hart has brought Gill onto the team this week. “At first, Chris went out for basketball because we figured it would be a waste of time to miss basketball just to be a backup kicker,” Hart coach Mike Herrington said. Gill kicked 10 extra points for Hart’s JV this season. Steve Burton, a starting defensive lineman who has experience as a punter, averaged 33 yards on five punts against Glendora – despite a cast on his hand because of a broken thumb. Canyon High’s J.J. DiLuigi has rushed for a school single-season record 1,602 yards entering Friday’s Division II football quarterfinal at San Clemente (7-4), breaking Louis Montano’s 2003 record last week with a 159-yard, two-touchdown performance against Damien of La Verne. DiLuigi, a junior, has scored a school-record 39 touchdowns in 11 games, two shy of Ted Iacenda’s Foothill League mark of 41 (Hart, 1995, 14 games). In other Division II quarterfinal action Friday, Valencia (8-3) will play host to Chino Hills (11-0). Former Valencia football standout Geoff Tisdale, who set a league single-season record with 12 interceptions and was also a league track champion in the 100 meters, played two seasons at L.A. Valley College and said he is hoping to sign with Nebraska, the University of Southern California or perhaps Florida State. Tisdale, a defensive back who totaled 11 interceptions over two JC seasons, said Nebraska has offered a scholarship and USC has expressed interest. “Since Nebraska offered, nothing has changed, but I just got a call from USC,” Tisdale said. “I would love to go to USC – but Florida State is still my dream school.” Tisdale’s cousin, Chris Green, who played at Sylmar High before joining Tisdale at L.A. Valley College, also has received interest from Division I schools. “Chris and I were just about the only sophomores at Valley. That’s why we went 2-8,” Tisdale said. Things haven’t gone so smoothly in college for former Santa Clarita Christian High multisport standouts Orlandi Pena and Stephen Mercier, who dominated small-schools competition in football, baseball and soccer. Pena was limited to just one soccer game at The Master’s after breaking his foot, and now Mercier’s freshman baseball season is in jeopardy because of a serious foot injury after accidentally stepping on a stingray while surfing at Newport Beach. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS REVIEW – WHAT A SCORCHER JULY WAS!

first_imgA number of sports enjoyed super successes in July and many of the winners will be expecting to be in the frame for recognition at the end of the Year when the Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee commences their deliberations on the various categories.And already a number of names have emerged as the possible winner of the overall award which is currently held by Donegal GAA player Karl Lacey.Some of the stand out performers of the month included the boxer Meave McCarron who won bronze at the European Championships while there was also Mark English’s sixth place finish and PB time at the prestigious Olympic anniversary meeting in London. The rising star of Finn Valley’s John Kelly continued through July as the St. Johnston lad won a national shot putt gold which secured him a place on the Irish team for the Celtic International Games in Wrexham along with another FV athlete Blathnaid Patton (Triple Jump) and Tirconaill AC’s Kelly McGrory.There was international basketball success for twins Tadhg and Cian Hickey (Letterkenny Blaze) who helped the Irish U-17s to defeat England while in martial arts Josie Murray won two gold medals at the Jiu Jitsu at the International Brazilian Championships and in rugby Letterkenny lad Justin Allen was a member of the USA Rugby Boys High School side which toured Argentina.On the first weekend of the month there were six gold medals for Donegal at the Irish Juvenile Track & Fields Championships in Tullamore with the winners including the Kelly brothers John and James (PB) Shot; Finn Valley’s Blathnaid Patton (Triple Jump) and Aaron McGlynn (800m); Katie Hoad, Tirconaill AC (U-17 Girls Pole Vault) and Kelly McGrory in the U-18 400m hurdles.It was a busy July for Mark English which didn’t start off so well but ended on a high as the Letterkenny AC lad recorded a personal best in Santry of 1:45:32 for the 800m just 0.02 seconds outside the qualifying time for the World Championships. However he had made the time for Moscow after finishing 6th in a time 1.44.84 at the London Olympic Stadium. He also won silver at the National Championships at the Morton Stadium in the 400m. Fellow LAC member Brendan Boyce won gold and set a new PB in the 10km Walk at the same competition and Finn Valley’s Tori Pena was the winner of the pole vault.Tirconaill AC’s Mary McLoone took two silvers in the Long Jump and Triple Jump at the Morton Stadium and t the same venue Lifford’s AC’s Anne Marie McGlynn medal was second in the 5,000 metres while there was a bronze for Darren McBrearty in the 800 metres.The Tirconaill AC Women’s qualified for the league final in Sligo and both Letterkenny AC’s Ruairi Finnegan and Finn Valley’s Sarah Collins had seventh place finished finishes in their respective finals at the European Junior Championships in Italy. However, there was disappointment for Tirconaill’s Karl Griffin who failed to qualify for his final.In the middle of the month Brendan O’Donnell (Lifford AC) took gold in the U-15 Hammer Throw at the National Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore while club colleague Alan McGinley also picked up a medal. Also in Tullamore John Kelly took gold in the Shot Putt as did his club colleague Aaron McGlynn in the 1,500m.John Kelly’s younger brother James won silver in the discus. Blathnaid Patton, Niamh McGranaghan and Simone Crawford were also medalists while Jordan Byrne took silver in the walk. Caoimhe Byrne (Sliabh Liag AC) took silver in the U-16 Pole Vault. Tara Carr (Letterkenny AC) won silver in the U-17 high jump. Twins Tadhg and Cian Hickey helped the Irish U-17s to defeat England at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. The Kilmacrennan lads who are students at St. Eunan’s College play their club baskedtball with Blaze in Letterkenny.The big county boxing story came on the third day of July when Carrigart’s Meave McCarron won a bronze medal at the European Women’s Boxing Championships in Hungary and she only lost out narrowly on a place in the final and a silver medal. Three young Donegal boxers Bryan McNamee (Convoy), Brian Elliott (Letterkenny ABC) and Leon Gallagher (Finn Valley ABC) were selected to represent Ireland at the European Schoolboy Boxing Championships City West Hotel in Dublin.St. Johnston’s Ryan McBeth was picked for the Irish U-15 cricket side for the ICC European Championships while there was international cycling success for Letterkenny’s Conor McElwaine in Europe while Errigal CC’s Ciara Doogan was on the Irish Girls Team that competed in Holland.In the sport of equestrian Clodagh Barry (Newtown) and Lisa Moore (Ramelton) were selected for the young Irish horse riding team for European Championships in September in Belgium. At the TREC Ireland National Championships in Mullingar Christopher Pyper of Ramelton was the winner of the Grangeclare Cup for the highest scoring level 1 rider. Christopher and his partner Louise Edwards also finished second in the Level 1 pairs championship. In the level 3 individual category, Lisa Moore was placed 3rd and was the highest scoring young rider (U21) of the weekend.And at the National Show Jumping ChampionshipsPatricia Warren, based at Killult Stables in Falcarragh, produced the fastest clear round of the day to win the Advanced Intermediate title in Mullingar.In GAA Naomh Conaill were crowned Division 1 U14 county champions for the first time in their history after a fantastic 5-8 to 2-13 win over St.Eunans. On the same night Killybegs won the Division 2 U-14 county title defeating Naomh Columba. Aodh Ruadh took the county minor hurling title after defeating Buncrana. There was some consolation for Buncrana who won the U-14A hurling final overcoming Aodh Ruadh.Despite a remarkable 3-5 from Milford’s Amber Barrett the Donegal Ladies Minor side suffered a heavy 10-18 to 3-6 defeat at the hands of Dublin at Breffni Park. After a ten match unbeaten run over three years Donegal surrendered their Ulster Senior Football Championship crown to Monaghan in Clones but maintained their bid for back-to-back All-Ireland titles by defeating Laois in a fourth round qualifier game. The Donegal Ladies senior side made their championship exit going down to Westmeath in a qualifier at Breffni Park.The big news in motorsport in the month was Declan and Brian Boyle in a Subaru WRC winning the Sligo Park Hotel Rally to take a 36 points lead in the National Championship. In rowing Sinead and Catriona Jennings competed in the national championships.18-year-old Justin Allen toured Argentina with the USA Rugby Boys High School side. Justin who is 6’10” qualifies to play for the USA through his mother Kathleen who is a native of Nebraska. He now plays his club rugby with the Portadown U-19s having moved from Letterkenny RFC.There was disappointment on the soccer front for the Inishowen League who lost the Oscar Traynor Cup Final 3-1 against the AUL (Dublin) at Tolka Park.Five Donegal players represented Ireland at the World Universities Games in Kazan, Russia. The men’s team finished fifth overall while the women’s side were sixth at the end of the competition. Letterkenny’s Cillian Morrison and Raymond Foy from Castlefin were the county’s male representatives while Donegal’s female squad members were Ciara Grant (Letterkenny) and the two Termon women Geradline McLaughlin and Roisin McCafferty. McLaughlin and McCafferty were only home briefly in Ireland from Kazan before heading off with the Sligo IT side to the European Universities Futsal Championships in Spain.Finn Harps players Darragh Black (Milford) and Chris Flanaghan (Letterkenny) have been included in a Republic of Ireland 1996 age group squad to play two friendly games against Ipswich Town on the 12th and 14th of August.Donegal Town lad Liam Martin made his European Champions League debut as a sub for Sligo Rovers in their 1-0 defeat at the Showgrounds against Norwegian side Molde. And Ramelton’s Barry McNamee played in both legs of the Europa Cup for Derry City against Turkish side Trabzonspor but the Candystripes lost 7-2 on aggregate. At the end of the month McNamee was selected to travel with the Republic of Ireland’s U-21 squad to the Faroe Islands for the opening UEFA qualifier game for the 2015 Euro Finals.There was great news for Kilmacrennan Celtic as Trevor Gorman picked up the FAI ‘Best Publication’ award on behalf of the club at the annual presentation function in Arklow, Co. Wicklow.Three Inishowen girls Roma McLaughlin, Sarah Jane McDonald and Nicole Gordon were members of the Republic of Ireland women’s U17s squad who won the international Carrickfergus Cup in Carrickfergus after two games against Northern Ireland. In the first game the Republic had a comfortable 6-2 victory with McLaughlin and McDonald among the scorers while Gordon also started the game.The second game saw a 2-0 win for the girls making it 8-2 on aggregate with McDonald getting her second goal of the competition. McLaughlin started the second game while McDonald came on as a sub.In the last week of the month the Inishowen U-13 Schoolboys did superbly well to win a top title at the Foyle Cup while the Donegal U-14 Schoolboys were runners-up in their final. The Lagan and Greencastle ladies also lifted cups in their respective categories.In the sport of swimming Inishowen man Ian Gaynor moved to Philadelphia to begin an international scholarship at Widener University. The 20-year-old Inishowen native was a member of the City of Derry Club.Letterkenny 24/7s Aidan Callaghan excellent triathlon performances continued as he finished 5th (second in his age group) at the National Championships in Athlone at the beginning of July. He followed that up by winning the Letterkenny 24/7 annual spring triathlon around Gartan Lake.There was success for schools athletes Kate McGowan and Kelly McGrory from Abbey VS who won three medals that helped Team Ireland finish second at the School’s Track & Field International at the Morton Stadium in Dublin. McGowan won two silvers in the 800m and Long Jump respectively while it was bronze for McGrory in the 300m hurdles. For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie or find us on Facebook at DonegalSports StarawardsDONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS REVIEW – WHAT A SCORCHER JULY WAS! was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDJulylast_img read more

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PADDY IS STILL MAKING HIS ‘VOICE’ HEARD DESPITE CLOSE CALL

first_imgDonegal singer Paddy Molloy is still giving it socks on RTE’s The Voice.Paddy Molloy performing on The Voice tonight.The Glenties man got a bit of a shock tonight when he didn’t get the vote from Kian Egan’s group to go through to the next round.Not even his number one fan Jamelia could help get him over the line. But Paddy did manage to get voted in as the outsider by the public and the judges votes.A stunned Paddy, who had huge support in the audience, said he was simply lost for words when interviewed by presenter Kathryn Thomas.But now that his scare as been put behind him, Paddy has promised his fans he will be upping the tempo next week on the show.He told his Facebook followers “Wow…. Close call!! Thank you so so much for keeping me in the race!!! “Big big week next week the gears will be up’d and I will push on!!”  PADDY IS STILL MAKING HIS ‘VOICE’ HEARD DESPITE CLOSE CALL was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Paddy MolloyRTEthe voicelast_img read more

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GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThe semi-finals of the Knockavoe 575 and the NWGOBA 525 are the feature races at tonight’s greyhound meeting at Lifford Stadium.There are 12 races on the card and the runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Swanson Cash; 2, Corner Plane; 3, Lisbuoy Fire; 4, Freddys Trooper; 5, Avenue Vans; 6, Toogoodtoobeat. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards0): 1, Macruso; 2, Moss Bob; 3, Cushie Willow; 4, Supersonic; 5, Cloneen Dynamo; 6, Fanore Blue.Race 3 Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Tullna Island; 3, Blackstone Maxx; 4, Sold Cola; 5, Killacolla Babe; 6, Collins.Race 4 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 350 (350 yards): 1, Coldwater Aoife; 2, Tommys Loch; 3, Deerpark Jenny; 4, Ballybun Oshea; 5, Pretty Lilymay; 6, Ardnasool Rio.Race 5 NWGOBA 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Hather For Luck; 2, Mineola Maximus; 3, Mullrook Dabhoyo; 4, Imperial Falcon; 5, Greenville Glory; 6, Smurfing Oddball. Race 6 NWGOBA 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Hather If; 2, Flagfield Band; 3, Smurfing Manx; 4, Battle Born; 5, Ballyhill Stream; 6, Button Jo.Race 7 Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Tahina Ace; 2, Fridays Brett; 3, Belindas Cruise; 4, Hather Two Bake; 5, Budders Luck; 6, Burnpark Lee.Race 8 Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, Do It Ruso; 2, Lisnastrane Dude; 3, Drumsna Major; 4, Titanic Bound; 5, Blackhall Hero; 6, Crash the Party.Race 9 www.liffordgreyhounds.com 525 (525 yards): 1, Gilti Aero; 2, Wrong Note; 3, Fridays Maybe; 4, Hather Bonnie; 5, Colarhouse Bound; 6, Do It Boy.Race 10 Knockavoe 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, Hanoras Dream; 2, Bua Pakie; 3, Spinning River; 4, He Tells Lies; 5, Spotty Totty; 6, Ballybun Glen. Race 11 Knockavoe 575 semi-final (575 yards): 1, Whiterock Diva; 2, Storm Warrior; 3, Drumsna Canyon; 4, Edels Ace; 5, Hi Beak; 6, Gortkelly Turbo.Race 12 The Getting Out 575 Bumper Stakes (575 yards): 1, Hi Dibbles; 2, Ill Get That; 3, Turbine Tulip; 4, Crossleigh Thyme; 5, Colarhouse Lady; 6, Another Choice.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: August 16th, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:greyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

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