Molinari survives wild day to win British Open

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Molinari settled for the best cheer of them all.The last one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Amid so much chaos — seven players atop the leaderboard, six of them still tied on the back nine — Molinari played a steady hand by going the entire weekend without a bogey and finishing with a 5-foot birdie putt that secured his place in history as Italy’s first major champion.“Clearly, in my group, the attention wasn’t really on me, let’s put it that way,” Molinari said, the gleaming claret jug in front of him. “If someone was expecting a charge, they probably weren’t expecting it from me. But it’s been the same the whole of my career.” LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Hamilton wins German GP as rival Vettel crashes late on DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs His charge was a 2-under 69 in the strongest wind of the week, the only player from the last four groups to break par.Woods lost the lead with one bad swing that would have been even farther left of the 11th green had it not crashed into the fans, leading to double bogey. He followed that with a bogey and never caught up. He had to settle for a 71.Jordan Spieth, tied for the lead in his bid to go back-to-back in the British Open, failed to make a single birdie and shot 76, his highest score Sunday in a major.Kevin Chappell made two double bogeys, the last one on No. 17 that derailed his hopes. Kevin Kisner made his double bogey early. Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose each made a run with eagles on the par-5 14th hole, McIlroy with a 50-foot putt , Rose with a second shot that bounced off the base of the pin. They ran out of holes.Xander Schauffele, the last hope to keep alive the American streak of five straight majors, was one shot behind until he sent a long iron to the right of the 17th and failed to make a 15-foot putt for par.ADVERTISEMENT And then he lost it with two bad holes. Still in range, he couldn’t get close enough for a birdie when it mattered. It was the first time since the 2007 U.S. Open that he trailed going into the final round of a major, had the lead and didn’t win.His anger over his mistakes was tempered by perspective, comparing it to Serena Williams losing in the finals at Wimbledon.“The beginning of the year, if they’d have said, ‘You’re playing The Open Championship,’ I would have said I’d be very lucky to do that. Serena and I are good friends. I’m sure she’ll probably call me and talk to me about it because you’ve got to put things in perspective. … I know that it’s going to sting for a little bit here, but given where I was to where I’m at now, blessed.”It might sting even worse for Spieth. One day after a bogey-free round of 65 to share the lead, he had a birdie-free round at the worst time. His best chance was at the 14th, where he three-putted for par from about 40 feet.“When you put yourself in position enough times, it goes your way sometimes, it doesn’t go your way sometimes,” Spieth said, who goes to the PGA Championship in three weeks for a chance at the career Grand Slam.The victory adds to Molinari’s best stretch of golf.Now at a career-best No. 6 in the world, he has won three times and been runner-up twice in his last six tournaments. One of those was three weeks ago at the Quicken Loans National when he shot 62 in the final round and Woods, the tournament host, presented him the trophy.This round wasn’t flashy, and neither is Molinari. He saved par with 8-foot putts on the 12th and 13th, two of the most pivotal putts all day.But not the most memorable.“That putt on the last, I’ll never forget,” he said. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Francesco Molinari of Italy speaks during a press conference after winning the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Francesco Molinari didn’t get the loudest cheers for the best golf at British Open.He was overlooked for so much of Sunday playing alongside Tiger Woods, who caused pure pandemonium at Carnoustie by taking the lead in the final round of a major for the first time in nine years.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Molinari clinched it with a driver that skirted the edge of a pot bunker, leaving him a lob wedge from 112 yards to 5 feet. He poured it in, raised his right fist and shook it lightly before slamming it for emphasis.Then, he waited in the trailer to see if anyone could catch him. At one point, he went over to the practice green, but not to prepare for a playoff.“I probably would have felt sick watching on TV,” he said.Molinari finished at 8-under 276, the lowest score in eight Opens at Carnoustie, the course where Jean Van de Velde threw away the British Open with a triple bogey on the last hole in 1999, where Padraig Harrington twice hit into Barry Burn on the last hole to make double bogey and still won.“Just disbelief, to be honest,” the 35-year-old said. “To go the weekend bogey-free, it’s unthinkable. Playing with Tiger was another challenge. But I felt really good this morning. I felt I was ready for the challenge.”Woods had every reason to believe he would cap a most improbable comeback from four back surgeries.His red shirt blazing against the yellow grass of a dry Scottish summer, Woods hit driver into the wind on the par-4 fourth to set up birdie. Into the wind on the par-5 sixth, three deep bunkers to the right and out-of-bounds to the left, he got to the front of the green with a driver and a 3-wood for another birdie.And just like the Woods of old, the players he was chasing started to collapse.Spieth gambled with a shot to clear the burn on No. 6 and went into a gorse bush, making double bogey. Schauffele chopped up the next hole for double bogey.Woods had the lead.last_img read more

19th Annual Emperor’s Challenge is tomorrow

first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. — The 19th Annual Emperor’s Challenge will be taking place this weekend in Tumbler Ridge.The 20-kilometre footrace will see over 1,000 participants running and hiking along the scenic route that traverses two mountains south of Tumbler Ridge near the idled Peace River Coal mine.The race begins at the Core Lodge, approximately 35 kilometres south of Tumbler Ridge on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.- Advertisement –last_img

Jepchumba to defend Cardiff Half Marathon

first_imgApart from on that day, Wales has arguably never seen such a fine line-up as the one assembled for the 15th edition of this race on Sunday.Since winning in Cardiff last year in a course record of 1:08:13, Bahrain’s Jepchumba has become the fifth quickest ever at the distance.In Prague in April, her 1:05:22 left her 30 seconds behind Joyciline Jepkosgei’s world record after going through 10 kilometres in a remarkable 30:05.In fact, the Kenyan-born athlete’s 1:06:06 to win in Usti Nad Labem just two weeks ago is only her third quickest for the distance as she also ran 1:05:51 to win in Prague in 2016. Her CV boasts nine sub-70-minute clockings.The 26-year-old could confirm herself as one of the most exciting women’s endurance prospects in the world with victory in Cardiff, especially if she succeeds in going with the lead pacemaker at a planned 1:05:50.“I’m happy to come back to Cardiff to defend my title,” said Jepchumba. “I have good memories of last year and I go for the same result as in 2016.”However, if she is still feeling the effects of her exploits in the Czech Republic, Edith Chelimo could be the most likely to capitalise.The Kenyan was second in the Berlin Half Marathon earlier this year in a PB of 1:08:57 and was fourth at the African Cross Country Championships in 2014.The other sub-70-minute athlete is Kenya’s Beatrice Mutai, whose best of 1:09:30 came when she was third in Valencia in 2013. She confirmed recent form with a fourth-place finish over 10,000m at the Kenyan Championships this year.Showing more recent good shape has been Kenya’s Dorcas Kimeli, who won the Swansea Bay 10km in 32:14. Caroline Nyaga finished second in Swansea and is also making the 20-mile trip down the road. Both will be making their debut over the half marathon.Nineteen-year-old Ethiopian Zeineba Yimer, who was 10th in the junior race at the World Cross Country Championships this year, will be looking to make further advancements following her 1:13:17 in Nanning 10 months ago.Caryl Jones, who finished 10th at the 2012 World Half Marathon Championships and has a PB of 1:11:18, leads the domestic entries and is joined by Jenny Nesbitt and Elinor Kirk.The contest for the £2500 first prize in the men’s race would seem to be more open, with a few capable of going with the 59:50 pace requested.Shadrack Kimining Korir wins the Cardiff Half Marathon (Organisers) © CopyrightKimining was something of an unknown when he arrived in Cardiff last year for his first race outside Kenya.He caused a shock in setting the course record of 1:00:53 but since then has improved his PB to 1:00:07 when finishing seventh in Ras Al-Khaimah. The 21-year-old has also recorded three other 61-minute half marathons this year.The fastest in the field on paper, however, is his compatriot Wilfred Murgor, who recorded 59:57 when second in Prague in 2015. He also has a 2:09:37 marathon to his name.John Lotiang, whose PB of 1:00:16 came when he finished third in Prague in 2013, is also in the field. He also won the Warsaw Half Marathon earlier this year and missed his PB by 23 seconds in Gothenburg.Eliud Kiptanui, who was second at the 2015 Berlin Marathon with 2:05:21, will also be a big threat.Another Kenyan, Josphat Bett, was the world junior 10,000m champion in 2008 and more recently was Commonwealth silver medallist at the distance three years ago. He has a good pedigree on the roads, too, with a 1:01:01 PB.Morocco’s Moussab Haddout will be another contender, having run 1:00:19. Last year’s Seville Half winner was second over the same distance in Madrid this spring.Hiskel Tewelde is among the most experienced in the field. He represented Eritrea on the track at this year’s World Championships and at last year’s Olympics and the man with a PB of 1:00:29 was 17th when the World Half was in Cardiff.Masaya Taguchi leads a three-strong Japanese contingent, while Ethiopia’s Asefa Bekele returns having finished third here in 2015. Elias Kemboi turns up in Cardiff on good form, having won the Swansea Bay race last weekend.Dewi Griffiths leads the home challenge three weeks after his 1:02:53 PB for seventh at the Great North Run.“I’m hoping for another personal best this weekend – that’s what I’ll be going for,” said the Welshman. “I’m running fast times and I’ve been progressing well, so why not, we’ll see what happens.This is my fifth year running the Cardiff Half and it’s been massive for me. I can measure myself against some of the best runners in the world.”Other Brits looking to feature are Ben Connor, Charlie Hulson and Josh Griffiths, who competed in the marathon at the World Championships this year.A record 25,000 runners will set out from the start at Cardiff Castle, making it Britain’s third largest race behind the London Marathon and Great North Run.The course, which has a total elevation gain of 81 metres, features just a couple of minor differences compared to the one used for the World Half in 2016.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Violah Jepchumba winning the Cardiff Half Marathon (Organisers) © CopyrightNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 29 – Violah Jepchumba and Shadrack Kimining will aim to defend their Cardiff Half Marathon titles on Sunday (against stellar fields at the IAAF Silver Label road race in the Welsh capital.Memories are fresh in the mind of an epic race on virtually the same course at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2016. On that occasion, Geoffrey Kamworor recovered from a start-line fall to take victory, while Mo Farah had to settle for the bronze medal.last_img read more

Vets scorn false claim of Medal of Honor

first_imgWhen he was confronted following the announcement last month of federal charges against him, Alvarez admitted he never served in the military. “A member of this board has been accused of misrepresenting himself as a United States veteran and a Medal of Honor recipient,” said John Sampson, a military veteran and Pomona resident. “I ask you, Xavier Alvarez, to formally apologize to all veterans of the United States, and to your board members, and to your constituents in a published forum for all to see.” When Sampson approached Alvarez after a break in the meeting, Alvarez took aim at media accounts of the controversy. “I do apologize for what the media wrote. It wasn’t true,” Alvarez told Sampson. “I must have mis-said things. It wasn’t supposed to go that way. Reserve your comments.” Bob Kuhn, president of the Three Valleys board of directors, said during the meeting the board would respond to issues surrounding Alvarez in the future. “This board will deal with it very, very seriously when the time is proper,” Kuhn said. “Right now I apologize, but if there’s an issue that needs to be taken up with the court it will be taken up with the court, and we’ll deal with the issue when we have to.” Alvarez is scheduled to be arraigned in a federal court in Los Angeles on Nov. 26, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. will.bigham@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-8553160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.During his remarks, Frost pinned to his shirt a Bronze Star that he earned in 1969. “This is the first day it’s ever been outside my home,” Frost said. “This is the first day it’s even been outside its presentation case.” Alvarez was charged by federal authorities last month with falsely claiming he won the Medal of Honor, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison. Alvarez said during the July meeting that he retired from military service in 2001 after 25 years in the Marines. “Back in 1987 I was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor,” he said. CLAREMONT – Veterans at a public meeting Wednesday sharply criticized the water board member charged with falsely claiming he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Xavier Alvarez, Pomona’s representative on the Three Valleys Municipal Water District board of directors, sat silently as three veterans criticized him for claims he made at the July 23 meeting of the Walnut Valley Water District at which he was a guest. “I’m embarrassed for Three Valleys MWD,” said Jim Frost, former mayor and current resident of Rancho Cucamonga. “I’m embarrassed for its professional staff, and I’m embarrassed for other members of its elected board. “And I’m especially embarrassed for any voters who placed Mr. Alvarez in office in the belief that he is of honorable character.” last_img read more

City backs mine bill

first_img“(McKeon) indicated passage (of his bill) is going to be difficult, but that’s not to say it can’t happen and won’t happen,” Murphy said. “We just need to work with him very closely.” The bill’s first step is a review by the House Resources Committee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo, a Republican from California’s Central Valley. Santa Clarita has spent more than $6 million in its battle against the mine, including buying a portion of the land – but not the mineral rights – that the mine would sit on. “There is no doubt in my mind that Santa Clarita’s concerns are real …,” McKeon said in the statement. “For its part, Cemex wants to be compensated. My legislation is a first step toward … (getting) the parties to begin to talk about solutions, instead of talking about their problems.” The McKeon legislation would cancel the Cemex leases and prohibit the BLM from re-leasing the land, except for mining at “historic levels,” defined as 300,000 tons of aggregate a year. In exchange, Cemex would be given minerals of equal value in the form of credits that can be used in other areas of California. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2McKeon said Wednesday in an exclusive interview that he wasn’t confident the bill would pass, given powerful federal mining laws backing the Cemex plan, but said he wants the issue “on the table.” “While I don’t believe that this bill is the final word on the Soledad mining issue, I do believe that it will serve to move the process forward,” McKeon said in a statement issued Thursday. Susana Duarte, a Cemex vice president, released a statement that said the company intends to move forward. “For more than a decade, this project has been on hold. It is an important one that would provide a much-needed resource in L.A. County and Southern California. Home foundations, schools, freeways and roads simply cannot be constructed without this resource without adding significant cost,” the company statement. Under current plans, the company expects to begin mining by next year. Still, city officials are confident. SANTA CLARITA – City Hall rallied Thursday behind U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon – Santa Clarita’s first mayor – as he introduced the Soledad Canyon Mine Leases Adjustment Act, a bill to help resolve the ongoing dispute over the planned Cemex mine in Canyon Country. Michael Murphy, the city’s intergovernmental relations officer, said Santa Clarita officials will travel to Washington, D.C., to lobby for passage of the bill. The legislation would cancel the current agreement with the federal Bureau of Land Management that allows Cemex to mine a staggering 56.1 million tons of sand and gravel from Soledad Canyon, near the headwaters of the Santa Clara River. The aggregate, used to make cement, would help fuel California’s building industry. “The argument that we’ve been making all along on this issue is the negative impact this mine would have on our air quality, the significant increase in traffic on local roads and State Route 14 and the negative impact on overall quality of life in the Santa Clarita Valley,” Murphy said. last_img read more

Ross Barkley not named in Everton squad for pre-season trip to Tanzania

first_imgRoss Barkley has not been named in the Everton squad for their pre-season trip to Tanzania, amid reports the England midfielder could leave Goodison Park this summer.Ronald Koeman selected a 25-man squad that left Liverpool for Dar Es Salaam on Tuesday night, but Barkley was not included.He is reportedly undergoing treatment for a groin injury, though the timing of his expulsion has fuelled rumours Barkley could leave Everton before the close of the transfer window.The 23-year-old is into the final year of his contract, and the Toffees could be looking to sell him should no agreement be reached to extend that deal before the end of the summer transfer window.Summer signings Wayne Rooney, Michael Keane and Davy Klaassen have all travelled to take part in the Toffees’ first pre-season game against Kenyan champions Gor Mahia FC. Ross Barkley could leave Everton this summer 1last_img read more

DRUMHALLA 5K RESULTS AND TIMES

first_imgDRUMHALLA 5k 2012Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 28 15.34 Chris Johnson SM Letterkenny A C 2 1 16.26 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C3 6 16.47 Michael Black SM Letterkenny A C4 23 17.33 Martin Irwin M40 Finn Valley A C5 41 17.55 Conal McCambridge JM North Belfast Harriers 6 2 18.07 Joe English M50 Letterkenny A C7 3 18.11 Martin Gormley M40 Letterkenny A C8 9 18.24 Aidan Mc Kenna M40 Letterkenny A C9 51 18.39 Barry Cole SM Individual10 25 18.47 Niall Barry SM Individual 11 36 18.49 Dayle Gallagher JM Individual12 34 18.51 Christopher Murray JM Cranford A C13 39 19.00 Gerry Gribben M40 North Belfast Harriers14 45 19.03 Joe Gallagher SM Individual 15 54 19.14 Paul Murray SM Individual16 53 19.48 Shiéla Regan SW Letterkenny A C17 60 20.07 Brendan Gorvaerts SM Individual18 16 20.15 Paul Friel M40 Individual19 59 20.27 Kieran Coyle SM Letterkenny A C20 14 20.43 Richard Raymond M50 Letterkenny A C21 10 20.49 Manus Peoples M50 Individual22 27 20.56 Paul Catterson SM Individual23 50 21.13 Damiad Daly SM Individual24 56 21.18 Liam McGinty M40 Finn Valley A C25 49 21.31 Johnny Scanlon SM Individual26 46 21.36 Bill Vaughan M40 Individual27 61 21.40 Darren Gibson SM Individual28 44 21.49 Ryan Toner JM Individual29 47 22.00 Eunan McBride M50 Individual30 5 22.05 Noreen Bonner W45 Finn Valley A C31 58 22.26 Hugh Coyle SM Individual32 7 22.48 Jackie Lynch SM Individual33 17 22.57 Sharon Black W40 Individual34 35 23.00 Nat Doherty M40 Cranford A C35 42 23.03 Ita McCambridge W45 North Belfast Harriers36 8 23.05 Jamie Mc Ginley SM Individual37 57 23.07 Gerard Doherty M40 Individual38 4 23.14 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley A C39 52 23.19 Vinny Piper JM Individual40 15 23.47 Grace Friel W45 Individual41 12 23.47 Kevin Doherty SM Individual42 43 24.08 Fiona Deasley SW Individual43 37 24.21 Dessie McLaughlin M40 Individual44 33 24.55 Jim Hynes M60 Finn Valley A C45 21 25.27 Ruth Mc Crudden W45 Individual46 40 25.40 Orla McCambridge SW North Belfast Harriers47 116 25.45 Brendan Mc Cambridge Walker Individual48 108 26.07 Mathew Donaghey Walker Individual49 30 26.09 Mary Van Ruluen SW Letterkenny A C50 32 26.09 Liz Gallagher W40 Letterkenny A C51 22 26.10 Eithne Cox M40 Individual52 24 26.14 Moria Hards W40 Individual53 26 26.26 Aisling Boyle SW Individual54 13 26.43 Catherine Burke SW Individual55 29 27.10 Dorothy McHugh SW Letterkenny A C56 55 27.12 Hazel McFadden SW Individual57 20 27.39 Mary Martin W50 Finn Valley A C58 111 27.53 Evan Sheridan Walker Individual59 38 28.52 Annette Duddy W40 Individual60 106 28.57 Libby Morrisan Walker Individual61 125 28.57 Copnor Kelly Walker Individual62 48 29.13 Deirdre McGarrigle W40 Individual63 115 30.13 Ainé Duddy Walker Individual64 19 31.23 Marjorie Morrisan W40 Letterkenny A C65 107 33.10 Conor Sherrin Walker Individual66 109 33.26 James Sherrin Walker Individual67 100 34.25 Christina Donaghey Walker Individual68 105 37.43 Ryan Mc Ginley Walker Individual69 114 38.42 Mamie Kelly Walker Individual70 31 39.00 Lisa McMonagle SW Letterkenny A C71 127 40.27 Ryan Mc Laughlin Walker Individual72 102 40.27 Adrian Mc Collum Walker Individual73 101 42.54 Grace Donaghey Walker Individual74 128 44.15 Linda Gallagher Walker Individual75 123 44.15 Sinead Cullen Walker Individual76 104 44.40 Kylah Mc Ginley Walker Individual77 103 44.40 Daniel McGinley Walker Individual78 120 44.54 Aoife Gallagher Walker Individual79 112 44.54 Martina Gallagher Walker Individual80 117 45.17 Mairead Deeney Walker Individual81 110 46.26 Hannah Loughrey Walker Individual82 129 47.51 Kelsey Mc Ateer Walker Individual83 130 47.51 Annett Mc Ateer Walker Individual84 121 47.57 Kathleen Hannigan Walker Individual85 122 47.57 Tessie Hannigan Walker Individual86 131 48.05 Lisa Mc Ateer Walker Individual87 118 48.05 Marie Loughrey Walker Individual88 113 49.00 Megan Friel Walker Individual89 126 49.00 Emmet Kelly Walker Individual90 124 49.00 James Kelly Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 9027 July 2012 Page 3 of 3DRUMHALLA 5K RESULTS AND TIMES was last modified: July 28th, 2012 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL SFC FINAL: ST EUNAN’S NARROWLY LEAD AGAINST GLENSWILLY AT HALF-TIME

first_imgConor Gibbons has scored two excellent points from play to help St Eunan’s into a half-time lead in the Donegal SFC Final.St Eunan’s lead Glenswilly by just one point at half-time in the Donegal SFC Final at Mac Cumhaill Park.Gary McFadden opened the scoring for Glenswilly after Michael Murphy was adjudged to have been fouled by Sean Hensey.Referee Martin Coll awarded the free and McFadden made no mistake to edge Glenswilly into an early lead. However, St Eunan’s hit back with four unanswered points.Two frees from Conall Dunne were dispatched expertly, before excellent points from play by Gibbons and then Dunne stretched St Eunan’s ahead by three.Glenswilly hit back with two brilliant frees from Michael Murphy, and then Brian Farrelly scored their one and only point from play in the opening-half to level the game.St Eunan’s responded again and Conor Gibbons got his second point from play with another wonderful point. The game is delicately poised at half-time, St Eunan’s have been the better side and should be ahead by more, but they have kicked hit eight wide’s in the first-half.Maxi Curran was also dealt a blow when Kevin Rafferty was forced to be substituted after sustaining a nasty eye-injury.Half-time St Eunan’s 0-05 Glenswilly 0-04 DONEGAL SFC FINAL: ST EUNAN’S NARROWLY LEAD AGAINST GLENSWILLY AT HALF-TIME was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 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)last_img read more

NORTH WEST 10K REGISTRATION OFFICE OPENS THIS EVENING

first_imgAt the launch of he NW 10K are Tony Steel (North West Blood Bike); ClementClarke (Donegal MS), Stephen Maguire of Donegal Daily, Gearoid Melvin (Donegal Down Syndrome) andLorraine Thompson (Donegal Youth Service)The North West 10k committee is opening an office at Letterkenny Community this evening. With huge numbers expected to take part in Sunday’s 10k in Letterkenny runners and walkers are being urged to pre-register, pick up their t-shirt, number and chip timing early this week.The pre entries office will be open from this Tuesday evening 28th April till Friday 1st May 5pm — 6.30pm and Saturday 2nd May 3pm — 6pm. The 19th North West 10k is once again being kindly sponsored by donegaldaily.com and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure. The charity race and walk will start at 2 p.m. sharp this coming Sunday the 3rd of May.The President of the Chamber of Commerce Brian McCormick will have the ‘starter’s gun’ for the runners who will set off from McGinley Motors on the Pearse Road while the Chairperson of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael McBride will get the walkers underway from the Community Centre carpark.NORTH WEST 10K REGISTRATION OFFICE OPENS THIS EVENING was last modified: April 28th, 2015 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:donegalletterkennyNorth West 10kregistration officelast_img read more

GAA NEWS: MICHAEL ‘STICKY’ WARD IN FINE FORM AS AODH RUADH POWER PAST DOWNINGS

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News: FootballA 3-11 to 0-13 win over Downings in Páirc na nDunaibh took Aodh Ruadh top of the division three table for the first time this season. Aodh Ruadh played into a stiff breeze in the first half but a Barry Mulligan goal ensured the sides turned over at the break level 1-3 to 0-6. Aodh Ruadh dominated the third quarter, outscoring Downings 1-3 to 0-1 in that period. Ballyshannon men finished strongly with a goal from Michael ‘Sticky’ Ward, and points from Diarmaid McInerney. Calum ‘Cookie’ O’Halloran did very well on Downings star man Lorcan Connor. Johnny Gallagher was brilliant in defence and caused problems all day for Downings with his attacking runs, Damien Cleary dominated midfield, and the forwards as a whole worked tirelessly for the 60 minutes, and took their chances well. We have pictures and an extended match report from the game up on aodhruadh.org.The reserves also got the better of Downings, coming away with a 1-13 to 0-10 victory. Downings were a very determined and competitive outfit and favoured a physical game. However the Ernesiders dealt with that well and emerged with a six point win. Eugene Drummond and Ryan Patton were excellent in defence. While in a game that went from end to end Oisin Roper really emptied the tank for Aodh Ruadh. Elsewhere Seamus Kane did well in his first game back after a number of years away. We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Aodh Ruadh are now looking to take their winning run to seven games as they travel to tackle Buncrana this Saturday. The senior game throws in at 7.30pm and is preceded by the reserves at 6pm.The under 14s wrapped up their league programme with a win over Four Masters. The exchanges were nip and tuck in the first 30 minutes, but an excellent Odhran McGarrigle goal before the interval sent the hosts in leading 2-4 to 1-4. The second half was a more expansive affair and Aodh Ruadh’s eye for goal got them across the line for an 8-6 to 2-13 victory. Best for Ballyshannon across the 60 minutes were Mark McGlynn and Odhran McGarrigle who showed great appetite for the battle and used the ball intelligently while Cian Barden really shone at full back. The second half saw Senan Rooney come to life and he banged in four goals to stretch Aodh Ruadh into the lead. Tiernan Flood Dolan was also among the goals in the second half, flourishing when moved around the centre of the pitch. Eoin Doherty also worked hard as ever, while Mark Gettins consistently drove well out of defence. It has been a tough campaign, but much progress has been made along the way and sights are set on making a real go of the championship. There is a special training session this Wednesday at 6.30pm, so a full attendance is requested.Aodh Ruadh’s planned under 10 blitz in Pettigo for Saturday did not materialise, so Naomh Bríd and Bundoran agreed to convene in Father Tierney Park for a rescheduled blitz. It was a great morning’s football with the Ballyshannon lads giving an excellent account of themselves, many having come on in leaps and bounds in the past year. Massive credit to the parents and guardians who produced once again produced a great spread of grub at short notice. Thanks also to the referees on the day. We have pictures from the blitz live on aodhruadh.org.Our second under 8 blitz of the year takes place this Saturday in Donegal Town. The games get under way at 11am. As many parents / guardians as possible should come along to ensure we have lifts for all the players. We will be leaving the park at 10am.Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.HurlingAodh Ruadh took the Donegal derby bragging rights in the Ulster Táin League with a 2-13 to 2-5 victory over Saint Eunan’s in Father Tierney Park on Sunday morning. The hosts were slow out of the blocks but Aodh Ruadh went in leading at half time on a scoreline of 2-7 to 0-3. Aodh Ruadh took the foot off the pedal near the end and allowed Saint Eunan’s in for two late goals to leave the final score 2-13 to 2-5. This win lifts Aodh Ruadh to third in the table and four points behinds the leaders, with four games remaining. This was a good overall team performance with Ciaran Rami, Stephen Sheerin in defence, Eddie Lynch and Ciaran Kilgannon in midfield and Conor McNeely and Christopher Kilgannon putting in very good performances.  We have pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. The under 14s came up against a very strong amalgamation of Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair in the B Championship final on Thursday last in O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny. As was so often the case this season we had no sub and just had 14 players, but credit to the lads they gave their all in this game. We actually opened the scoring, but a brace of goals for the Gaeltacht men early in the first half left us chasing the game. Try as hard as we could we couldn’t match the fitness and physicality of the Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair lads. We trailed at half time 2-6 to 1-1, but the exertions of the first half took their toll in the second half as Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair ran out convincing winners 5-12 to 1-3. At our first training session this year we had eight players. The lads deserve great credit for getting together a panel of 17 players. A lot of work was put in by the players and management and we did very well fielding for every game and making this final. Hopefully the lads enjoyed the season and realise the amount of work they have to put into their game on and off the field to improve and make the step up to under 16 level. Thanks to the players and their parents for their support all season.The under 12s travelled to Irvinestown on Monday evening to take part in a blitz organised by the Fermanagh Hurling Board. A squad of nine made the trip and performed very well winning both their games against Saint Joseph’s and Erne Gaels. Their hard work in training stood to them in these games which should prove useful as they continue their preparations for the beginning of the league on 25th June with a home game against Four Masters.The second all county blitz for under 8s and under 10s takes place in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy this Sunday. Details will be circulated during the week.Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793. LadiesUnder 14 training continues on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6pm to 7pm.The under 12 girls are away to Killybegs this Wednesday at 7pm. Please note that we will need parents / guardians to assist with transport to this game.Under 12, under 10 and under 8 training continues on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.Cash for ClothesJuvenile Hurling Committee are having our annual clothes recycling campaign for the month of June. We are looking for all used clothes, shoes, handbags, bed linen, etc. For any information in relation to this recycling campaign please contact John Rooney 086-2587793, Tara Keenaghan 086-3331903 or Fionnula Gillespie 087-6668634.Club kitWe now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34,  36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Dermot Earley Youth Leadership InitiativeApplications are being invited for the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership Initiative. This is a GAA programme designed to develop leadership qualities in youngsters, using the late Dermot Earley as a role model. Earley played at the highest level with Roscommon and rose to Chief of Staff in the army. The programme is targeted at 15-18 year old males and females. On completion graduates will get a certificate accredited by NUIG. Those interested can apply or can be nominated. The programme consists of two modules that of 15 hours each. At the end there is a community action project where participants use the skills they have acquired to affect the community in a positive manner. The first two modules are mainly activities and discussion. Sessions will be split between Aodh Ruadh and Four Masters. For further information read more on the GAA website at the link below.http://www.gaa.ie/community/community-development/dermot-early-youth-leadership-initiative/Abbey Centre BingoThe winner of last week’s €400 jackpot was Marian Deakon of Belleek. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre. The summer snowball is now €375 on 49 numbers or less. Plus we still have our spot prize on 42 to be won!Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,100. The winning numbers drawn were 6, 7, 8, 9, 13 and 15. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Mary Egan, Bundoran Road; Marion Matthews, Erne Dale Heights; Megan and Marty Kane, East Port; Rita McGullion, Belleek; and Daithi Breen, Woodlands. Next draw in The Bridgend with a Jackpot of €6,200 on Monday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.GAA NEWS: MICHAEL ‘STICKY’ WARD IN FINE FORM AS AODH RUADH POWER PAST DOWNINGS was last modified: June 16th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more