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Rome, in the footsteps of Roland Garros: could be played in the autumn

By on May 14, 2020

first_imgAt the second they’re mere intentions, however from what it appears, the group of the match would be keen to make many adjustments so long as the subsequent version is just not canceled, together with venue and even the kind of floor. We recall that the starting of Roland Garros It’s scheduled for September 20, however every week earlier than the US Open concludes (September 13), so the Masters of Rome must do bobbin lace to not coincide with different nice occasions. It appears tough to do in the fall, however that’s the intention … Behind the change of date Roland Garros many tournaments have been affected, particularly these on the clay tour. Tournaments like him Mutua Madrid Open They’re already trying to 2021, however there’s a Masters 1,000 on brick mud that could be held this yr.That is Rome, which already plans a brand new schedule of its calendar to see the gentle in 2020, which might function a preliminary preparation for Roland Garros. This was defined Angelo Binaghi, President of the Italian Tennis Federation, in Sky Sports activities 24: “We plan to reschedule the Internaciones de Roma this yr. We’d be very completely happy to be one of the tournaments that served as preparation for the subsequent Roland Garros, in the month of September. We wish it to be played in Rome, as at all times, however we’re prepared to arrange ourselves and make a change of place, even a change of floor “.last_img read more

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Ja’s Boyz face US in Gold Cup semi-final

By on January 20, 2020

first_img disciplined team ATLANTA, Georgia: BELIEF and strength in unity. Those are the pillars on which Jamaica’s senior men’s national football head coach, Winfried Sch‰fer, has built his team, pushing forward at this CONCACAF Gold Cup with the motto, ‘all for one, one for all’. Those pillars will be tested by the United States of America, the defending champions, in their semi-final showdown at Georgia Dome here this evening, beginning at 6 o’clock (5 o’clock Jamaica time). The match has a distinct German flavour, with Sch‰fer and 1990 World Cup hero, J¸rgen Klinsmann, heading the teams’ coaching staff. “David against Goliath,” was how Sch‰fer described the clash yesterday between the 34th-ranked Americans and 76th ranked Jamaica. “Everybody wants Mexico-US in the final. But we’re not finished; like David, we want to win against Goliath.” He added: “Tomorrow is a fight; we have 11 players, two German coaches, 68,000 people against us. The German style is discipline, fitness, heart and fight.” The team was instructed to change its predominantly yellow outfit to green, but Sch‰fer chose to look at the brighter side. “Green in German means hope. Maybe green is our hope against the States,” he noted. “I’ve confidence in my team and our team spirit. What is important is everybody gives 100 per cent.” The coaches have done much to instill a level of discipline in their team’s mentality and approach, which will be key in strategising for a place in Sunday’s final at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. “The semi-final is not the finish. I want to go in the big stadium in Philadelphia on Sunday, not Saturday,” Sch‰fer said about the preceding third-place play-off. The Reggae Boyz, the Carib-bean champions, have never played in the Gold Cup final, while the Stars and Stripes have done so on nine occasions, winning five times. In previous tournaments, the Jamaicans have been in the semis twice, 1993 when they finished joint third and 1998, when the Boyz historically qualified for the first World Cup final. Mexico are the all-time Gold Cup winners, knocking off six titles. They are on course to add a seventh, being involved in the other semi-final matchup at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Jamaica time) against Panama. Mexico’s earned their place with an undeserved penalty in the last minute of extra-time to oust Costa Rica 1-0 on Andres Guardado’s goal in the quarter-finals, while the Panamanians beat Trinidad and Tobago 6-5 in a penalty shootout, after both teams finished 1-1. The United States and Jamaica had contrasting quarter-final results, with the Americans routing a weak Cuba team 6-0 while Jamaica were taken to task in a 1-0 victory over Haiti, as centre forward Giles Barnes scored at the seventh minute. Klinsmann liked the way his team looked: “I think we’re in a very good spot going into the semi-finals in Atlanta. Our goal now is to win the Gold Cup.” He added: “It’ll be a very tough match on Wednesday night in Atlanta.” Clint Dempsey leads the tournament in scoring with six strikes and his team has a 13 wins, one loss and eight draws record against Jamaica in senior team matches, with the Reggae Boyz first and only win coming in a World Cup Qualifier at ‘The Office’ in 2012. Given the way the teams match up, with Jamaica’s overall quality and strong defending, plus the US’ general straightforward attacking style, the Jamaicans have a very good chance to win. Dempsey will be key for the US, who have scored 10 goals while conceding two, along with Michael Bradley, who is good at finding space in midfield, from which he engineers offence with his passing skill. “It’s a very good team, athletic team, physical team so we know it will be a very difficult game,” Bradley predicted. “Our mentality is six games, one at a time, we want to lift the trophy. Right now, we’re four down,” he added. Key Reggae Boyz are out of the Jamaica squad for today’s matchup. Centre half Jermaine Taylor picked up a hamstring injury – that required surgery – in their group stage 1-0 win over El Salvador in Toronto; scoring fullback/midfielder Demar Phillips is also back with his club through injury; and Alvas Powell turned his back on his country by walking out of the team after their Toronto victory. Sch‰fer though, has always focused on the players at hand, noting: “We need all players to win. We’ve 23 players and I trust all my players.” Two of his most trusted, central midfielders Je-Vaughn Watson and striker Darren Mattocks, will add depth to his squad after missing the quarter-final tie through suspension. “I’ve more possibility for changes,” Sch‰fer observed. “Both players know about the States because they play in the MLS.” Watson, with quickness of feet, plus the ability to pass with both feet and defend, has been instrumental for Jamaica in the centre of the park with hardworking captain, Rodolph Austin. Their work has been complemented well by the experienced Joel (Jobi) McAnuff and effective Garath McCleary, in a Jamaica team that has grown much in stature to the one that faced the US at the Gold Cup, in the 2011 quarter-final. “We should not fear them,” said central defender Michael Hector. “Obviously, they’re a good side, they’re in their backyard and they’re doing well. We’ve got respect, but sometimes it goes out the window when it comes to the game. “If we play well I don’t see why we can’t beat them.”last_img read more

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Unilateral GECOM Chair swings vote to further delay elections

By on January 12, 2020

first_imgCourt-ordered Article 106 March 19 elections…no house-to-house registration vote taken – PPP CommissionerGuyana is on the brink of a constitutional crisis after the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson used his deciding vote and sided with Government Commissioners to pass a motion that new elections could not be held in 90 days as constitutionally mandated.GECOM Chairman Retired Justice James PattersonThis decision was made during a meeting of GECOM Commissioners on Tuesday at the Commission’s Kingston, Georgetown headquarters, where they put three issues in relation to elections preparation to a vote.The first being elections cannot be held in 90 days; the second issue had to do with funding for elections, and the third was for GECOM to return to normalcy.Commissioner Robeson Benn, who represents the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic, said the votes from Commissioners of both sides created a deadlock, the Chairman had the deciding vote.“All the votes and motions were carried … our side voted against them, but the motions were carried based on the vote of the Chairman supporting the other side,” he explained.Benn said that he and the two other Opposition-nominated Commissioners voted against the call for funding of the elections, explaining again that monies could be transferred to GECOM.“Our position on that is that it is an abandonment of the constitutional mandate and its duties and responsibilities,” he stated.As it relates to the vote to return to normalcy, Benn said, “The thing is when they say is normal activity, it brings in a suggestion of house -to-house registration.”However, he denied that that vote was to give permission to begin that process.Meanwhile, Government-appointed GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander said that GECOM’s position was simply to state its readiness for an election and Opposition Commissioners had agreed to take the matter to a vote. Alexander said that the meeting helped to break the stalemate and move onto the other issues.Constitutional crisisMeanwhile, the PPP has said in a statement that it was of the view that the situation at GECOM would certainly guarantee that Guyana is pushed towards a constitutional crisis.It said too that the action by GECOM is intended to influence the court proceedings set to continue today in the Court of Appeal.The Constitution makes clear that the Judiciary cannot extend the deadline by which General and Regional Elections are constitutionally due; such an act remains in the remit of the Legislature.Government Commissioners Desmond Trotman, Vincent Alexander and Charles CorbinAccording to the Party, GECOM in its refusal to hold elections demonstrated its illogical willingness to toe the Government’s line. In so doing, it has made the Constitution of Guyana subservient to the will of the Commission and this should not be the case.GECOM’s mandate, as stipulated by the Constitution, clearly states in Article 162 (1) of the Constitution that: “The Elections Commission shall have such functions connected with or relating to the registration of electors or the conduct of elections as are conferred upon it by or under this Constitution or, subject thereto, any Act of Parliament.”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo recently stated that President David Granger should announce a date for the hosting of elections.“The Legislature has spoken. The Judiciary has spoken. The President, over the weekend, seems to believe that none of this matters. And so we have to show him that we are serious about having him respect our Constitution,” Jagdeo stated.Jagdeo had stated too, “GECOM has a moral and ethical responsibility to get elections done before March 19. What is before the Commission now is to come up with actions to ensure this. So, I don’t know where this thing about July is coming in. There is only one way that date can be extended. And Opposition and Government have to agree by a two-thirds majority.”GECOM had given July as a timeline for the hosting of elections, but at the same time, it stated that the present voters’ list would expire on April 30.Although the Opposition has been calling for elections within the constitutional time frame, the Government claimed that it was up to GECOM’s readiness to host same.Since the passage of the no-confidence resolution, GECOM has been dragging its feet with respect to elections preparation. It has also been calling for house-to-house registration which could take months.last_img read more

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Flyers double up Mustangs

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first_imgThe Senior Flyers posted a 6-3 win in Hythe on Friday night.After a scoreless first period, former Spirit River Ranger Mike Lefley opened the scoring six minutes into the second.  Lefley and his brother Colin, as well as Riley Jebb and Trevor Mazurek had all landed in Hythe after the Rangers had been forced to fold.  Another pick-up, Matt Yesmaniski, earned the start in goal, and stopped 38 of the 44 shots sent his way.Midway through the second, Aaron Scheppers got the Flyers onto the scoresheet, when he scored his first of two goals on the night.  David Alexander and Bryce Novak chipped in second period goals, and the Flyers led 4-1 after 40 minutes.- Advertisement -The teams swapped goals in the third period, with Ryan Lizotte and Mike Lefley (his second) scoring for the Mustangs, and Luke Middleton and Kip Noble (empty net) responding for Fort St. John.Troy Hunt earned the win in goal, stopping 30 of 33 shots, while Donny Lloyd continued to impress in a Flyers jersey, chipping in three assists.The teams combined for 110 minutes in penalties, including one fight between Ian Muno and Riley Jebb.Advertisement The Flyers next action is November 19th, when they play their first game in Dawson Creek, against the Senior Canucks.  The game will be broadcast live on MooseFM.last_img read more

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‘Hello fourth round!’ Arsenal fans VERY confident ahead of Spurs match

By on December 30, 2019

first_img1 Arsenal fans are very confident ahead of the Tottenham match in the Capital One Cup third round There are some Gooners who believe a place in the Capital One Cup fourth round is already secure.Arsenal were drawn against north London rivals Tottenham in the third round, with the White Hart Lane clash set for September.Matches between the two bitter enemies are always lively affairs and supporters from both sides of the divide have already begun fanning the flames.Here, talkSPORT looks at a selection of tweets from Arsenal fans ahead, some of whom were in confident mood…last_img read more

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LIFESTYLE AND FASHION WITH MAIRÉAD – THIS WEEK MAIRÉAD CATCHES UP WITH VIP STYLE NOMINEE CAITLÍN NIC AOIDH

By on December 28, 2019

first_imgTG4’s Caitlín Nic Aoidh has been nominated for a VIP Style Award.Hello Ladies, (and gents!!) I’m assuming everybody is well settled back into their normal daily routine after the Easter break. Although we all like to get a bit of structure and routine back in our lives it’s only natural that we look forward to the next little break, and the good news is it’s only 3 weeks until the next long weekend!! (I’m not counting or nothing!!) I’ve actually got a full week’s holidays in May, so it’s fab!This week I caught up one of the hottest women on Irish TV at the minute and good friend of mine Caitlín Nic Aoidh.Caitlín and I know each other from our secondary school days back in Pobalscoil Cloch Cheann Fhaola and we also lived together while at college in Maynooth.As many of you may know, Caitlín presents the weather on TG4, she along with fellow  presenter Fiona Ní Fhlaithearta, were brought in by TG4 as the new faces of Irish weather, and they’ve been causing quite the stir since! Caitlín pictured alongside fellow presenters Irial O’ Ceallaigh and Fiona Ni Fhlaitheartha.Caitlín has been nominated for a Peter Mark VIP Award in the section of  Most Stylish Newcomer alongside 2FM’s Louise Mc Sharry and Conor Mc Gregor’s better half Dee Devlin.You can vote for Caitlín to win via this link http://www.vipstyleawards.ie/showFavourites.aspx?id=2  GO ON!!!!The VIP nominee is also off to the IFTA Awards this weekend to mix it up with some of Ireland’s most well-known faces.It’s an extremely exciting and busy time for her but I did manage to grab 5minutes of her time to ask her some questions.Caitlin, first of all comhghairdeas mór on the VIP nomination for the most stylish newcomer! You must be delighted to be nominated?Thanks a million. I’m thrilled as I didn’t expect a nomination at all. I feel so honoured to be nominated amongst these women.The award ceremony is on the 6th May in the Marker Hotel Dublin isn’t that right? Have you picked your outfit yet? No, not yet!  I really need to start searching soon though. I have a picture of something I would like to wear, in my head, finding it might be the problem.I’m sure it will be gorgeous, we’ll look forward to the pictures!Tell us a little about your style how would you describe it?I like simple, comfortable outfits with a little twist. I do like to wear colours that suit my skin tone and hair colour.  I love Olivia Palermo’s style I think she looks effortless and beautiful no matter what she wears. Caitlín looks so effortless and chic with this look.Would you say your style has changed since becoming a weather presenter?Not very much to be honest, for television we need to wear structured outfits as baggy clothing on television just does not work. I just like to wear something I’m comfortable in.Where do you like to shop? And what sort of looks or trends do you like at the minute?Zara, Topshop, TK Maxx, and River Island would be some of my favourite high streets to shop in. Donegal has some beautiful clothing boutiques such as Blush boutique, verve, Tokyo and Mc Elhinneys for special occasions. I love to pick up some unusual pieces in those shops. I love this trend of a very simple outfit with the most understated earrings. Less is more sometimes!A question we all want to know is, do you pick your own outfits for presenting or is there someone there to do that for you? And do you get to keep the outfits?!Well when I first began on the weather I went shopping with a stylist and she helped me to pick out some outfits. After that I began choosing my own clothes as I had a better idea of what works and what suits me. It’s all trial and error. Sometimes, an outfit could look beautiful in reality and not look so good on TV.  And yes, we keep the outfits as I rotate my clothes and mix and match them.The ever so stylish Caitlín, ag amharc go hálainn, looking lovely on TG4.So you’re the hottest weatherwoman on TV at the minute! But you trained as a secondary school teacher, tell us how you went from teaching to TV? They’re two very different career choices?!Yes they’re completely different. I always knew I would become a teacher one day. While I was in the middle of my HDip I did an interview with TG4 to become a weatherwoman. I was very lucky to be chosen and even luckier that they let me finish my HDip before I started training.Have you any other projects on at the minute or what is next for Caitlin Nic Aoidh? No other projects at present. I’m happy the way things are going at the minute.This woman even looks good in an apron!!!Finally Caitlín, what advice would you give to anyone trying to break into a career in media?I would highly recommend making a show reel. It doesn’t even need to be a professional one, you just need to show your personality in the video. This is essential if you’re looking for a job in media. You can then send your show reel to production companies.Thanks a million Caitlín, best of luck with the VIP awards, we’ll all get voting for you!Thank you very much.Guys once again you can vote for Caitlín to win VIP’s Most Stylish Newcomer via the following linkhttp://www.vipstyleawards.ie/showFavourites.aspx?id=2 please get behind and show support for our fellow Donegal lady and cailín álainn Caitlín Nic Aoidh.Hope you all have a lovely weekend guys,Until next week,MairéadXXLIFESTYLE AND FASHION WITH MAIRÉAD – THIS WEEK MAIRÉAD CATCHES UP WITH VIP STYLE NOMINEE CAITLÍN NIC AOIDH was last modified: April 8th, 2016 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:BlogCaitlín Nic AoidhFashionlifestyleMairéad Ní GhallchoirStyleTG4TVVIPlast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DONEGAL NAME ‘TEAM’ FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL

By on December 27, 2019

first_imgTHIS is the official starting teams for Donegal against Kerry for Sunday’s All-Ireland Final.Patrick McBrearty and Christy Toye are named in the ‘starting’ line-up.However it’s likely there will be last minute changes for both sides before throw-in.  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DONEGAL NAME ‘TEAM’ FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalteam v kerrylast_img read more

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JANUARY GOT YEAR OFF TO A FLYER – DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW

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first_imgDonegal Sports Star ‘Golf’ award winner Kyle McCarron with Council Leas-Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Cross and Donegal Sports Star committee Chairperson Neil MartinThe spin-offs from the Termon’s Ladies historic success continued in January as star forward Geraldine McLaughlin picked up two more major awards while the team and manager Francie Friel were also honoured at the Donegal Sports Star function at the end of the month.And on the weekend that he was crowned the Overall 2014 ‘Donegal Sports Star of the Year’ Mark English again demonstrated his pedigree as one of Ireland’s elite athletes by running a new 800m personal best (1:46:59) in an international medley relay in New York helping his country to second place just behind the USA. English’s Irish team also set a new record themselves for the distance medley with a time of 9:25:37.Geraldine McLaughlin’s stunning performances for Termon in the run to the All-Ireland Final triumph was marked twice in the last week of January when the star forward was named ‘Ulster Ladies Club Player of the Year’ and she also received the ‘Brendan McDaid Memorial Special Achievement’ Award at the Donegal Sports Star Awards in the Mount Errigal Hotel. On the same night the Termon Ladies were also named ‘Team of the Year’ while Francie Friel was a most popular winner of the ‘Manager of the Year’s accolade. Tirconaill AC’s Karl Griffin became the first winner of the ‘Young Sports Person of the Year’ category. The previous week Griffin had won the U-23 800m in a time of 1.51.18 at the Irish National Junior and U-23 Indoor Championships at the AIT International Arena. At the same championships Finn Valley’s John Kelly took the Junior Men’s Shot Putt title throwing 17.65 and the medal colour was also gold for his club colleague Arlene Crossan in the Long Jump (5.64) which was a new personal best while the Letterkenny girl took silver in the 400 metres.Following her European cross-country senior bronze medal for Ireland before Christmas the Irish captain Anne-Marie McGlynn was named the Irish Times ‘Sportswoman of the Month’ for December. The Raphoe Men’s Hockey side progressed to the Irish Trophy semi-finals thanks to a 5-4 penalty strokes win over South Antrim after the match had ended 2-2 following extra-time.Mulroy College Milford booked their place in the FAI Schools Senior ‘B’ Girls All-Ireland Final with a 4-2 win over Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet at the Showgrounds in Sligo. Martin McHugh’s Sligo IT scored a super win over Queen’s University in a preliminary round Sigerson Cup tie in Belfast. His two sons Mark and Ryan were members of the team that recorded the 1-9 to 0-8 victory along with Stephen Doak (St. Michael’s) while other squad members included Eoin McHugh (Kilcar), Ciaran Thompson (Naomh Conaill), Stuart Johnston (St. Nauls) and Ryan Malley (Ardara).It was a good month for badminton as the Donegal U17 Division 1 and Division 2 sides successfully defended their respective Ulster Inter-League Championship titles at the Jim Watt Centre in Garvagh. In athletics Letterkenny AC’s Peter Gibbons had an excellent run in the U-20s race at the Celtic Nations International in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. He was a member of the four-man Ulster team that picked up a bronze medal. There was plenty of success for Donegal at the Ulster Indoor Championships in Magherafelt but it was disappointment for St. Eunan’s College in the U19A All-Ireland Cup Final losing out to Ard Scoil Rathangan 70-67 after having a commanding lead earlier in the decider. In the middle of the month Letterkenny man Stephen McMonagle, who fights out of the Holy Trinity Club in Belfast, lost out in his bid for a place the Irish Senior Heavyweight Boxing Final going down to Kenneth Okungbowa. Buncrana lad Jordan McGinley secured a move to full time cycling after signing up with Team iTap having previously been with the North Pole and Errigal clubs.Neil McGee receiving the Donegal Sports Star ‘GAA’ award from special guest Sean O’RourkeOn the first Sunday in January Rory Gallagher’s reign as Donegal senior football team manager got off to a poor start as his team lost heavily to Derry in a McKenna Cup group game at Owenbeg. The following week Gallagher got a first competitive win under his belt as Donegal defeated Queen’s University Belfast 2-16 to 1-8 at McCumhaill Park. However, despite a narrow one point win over Fermanagh in Ballyshannon the Donegal senior football team made their exit from the McKenna Cup. On the last night of the month Gallagher and his Donegal side opened their Division 1 campaign with a 1-15 to 0-12 victory over Derry at McCumhaill Park.The St. Eunan’s U-21 side advanced to the semi-final of the Paddy McLarnon Club competition thanks to an extra-time 1-8 to 0-9 win over St. Peter’s, Warrenpoint in Belfast. It was a late Lee McMonagle goal that forced the quarter-final to extra-time where the only two points scored during both periods came from the Letterkenny side courtesy of Darragh Mulgrew and Jordan McBride. Three Donegal girls Marie O’Reilly and Aine McGettigan (both Loreto Convent Letterkenny) and Lauren McElwaine (Loreto Community School Milford) received Ulster Post Primary All Star Awards at a function in Kelly’s Inn.In the middle of the month Rory Kavanagh announced his retirement from the Donegal senior football team after nearly a dozen years. Coaliste Ailigh won their first senior school’s GAA title thanks to a 1-12 to 0-9 triumph over Ballinamore College while St. Catherine’s Killybegs took the U16B County Vocational Schools title with a narrow 2-10 to 2-9 win over Coaliste Ailigh, Letterkenny at the Pobailscoil Gweedore grounds.In motor cycling Kilmacrennan’s Caolan Irwin was presented with his Ulster Champion title for his success in the 125cc GP Newcomers Short Circuit Championship at La Mon Hotel in Belfast. There was also good news for the 14-year-old Kilmacrennan lad who will step up to compete for Team Wylie Racing in the British Championship Moto 3 Class. In the first week of the month Burtonport man Joseph Duffy signed a multi-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) the biggest Mixed Martial Arts organization in the world. In rugby Letterkenny native Kieran O’Gorman was named in the Ireland Club extended 32-man squad for two international fixtures. O’Gorman plays his club rugby with Old Belvedere in the Ulster Bank League. The Donegal Youth League advanced to the knockout stages of the national competition thanks to Gareth Doherty’s goal in a 1-0 win over Inishowen at Maginn Park at the beginning of the month. Two Donegal girls Amy Boyle-Carr and Tyler Toland were named on the Republic of Ireland U-15 squad for a trip to Scotland in April. Boyle-Carr is a student at Glenties Comprehensive School while Toland is from St. Johnston.In the middle of January five Donegal girls the Lagan Harps trio of Caoimhe Walsh, Ciana Brogan and Zoe Green along with Niamh McLaughlin (Greencastle F.C.) and Aoife McColgan (Illies Celtic F.C.) were members of the Republic of Ireland U-16 squad that had a 1-0 over Northern Ireland at Oriel Park in Dundalk. Carndonagh C.S. won the FAI Schools Senior Girls Ulster Cup Final by overcoming Loreto Convent Letterkenny 4-2 in Inch. And there was to be a double success for Carndonagh who also lifted the FAI Schools Ulster Junior Girls title thanks to a 4-3 penalties win over Mulroy College Milford after the final had ended 2-2 following extra-time.Cockhill keeper Lee McCarron and Oisin Hassett, Newtowncunningham made their international debuts for the Republic of Ireland Schoolboys in a 1-1 draw with Australia in Dublin while Quigley’s Point Swifts Aaron McColgan featured twice for the Republic of Ireland U15s against Scotland in Listowel, Kerry. The LYIT secured their place in the quarter-finals of the CFAI Umbro Cup with a 1-0 home win over IT Carlow thanks to a goal from Cathal McDaid.Six Donegal lads attended a Republic of Ireland U19 training camp in Dublin including Chris Flanagan (Letterkenny); Aidan McCauley (Moville), Ronan Curtis (St. Johnston), Joe McIntyre (Donegal Town) and Burt duo Patrick McClean and Georgie Kelly. Four Letterkenny Rovers players Adrian Delap, Daire O’Baoill, Jason McGee and Gareth Doherty were part of a home based squad involved in trials for the Republic of Ireland U-18 side. JANUARY GOT YEAR OFF TO A FLYER – DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW was last modified: February 18th, 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)last_img read more

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DURCAN – “SHAY SENDS US ALL TEXTS BEFORE MATCHES”

By on December 25, 2019

first_imgPaul Durcan has revealed that Shay Given sends all the players texts before every Donegal game.Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan has revealed that Shay Given sends all the Donegal players texts, wishing them luck before all their games. Donegal goalkeeper Paul Duncan is arguably the best goalkeeper in Ireland.While many GAA pundits regard Cluxton as the best keeper, there are many that hold the Four Masters player in high esteem. The Donegal mans shot stopping and kick-outs played a massive role in their victory over the Dubs.Aston Villa and Ireland international keeper Shay Given is one of Durcans idols.Given dropped into one of McGuinness’s sessions during the year and trained with the team.Durcan said, “He was a hero of mine when I was growing up and it was a great experience for me. “He always texts the boys before the games wishing us luck so we know he is behind us.Durcan still maintains that it’s Stephan Cluxton that sets the standard for a goalkeeper in Ireland, although many believe that Durcan is just as good.Durcan said ,”I was looking at the stats and his are way above our own.“It seems that when he sees a man running it is going to his chest.“He is unbelievable at it. It is a joy to watch, not when you are playing against him though. “You think you are able to take him on at them but it is hard. If anyone is lazy out the pitch it is on their chest.DURCAN – “SHAY SENDS US ALL TEXTS BEFORE MATCHES” was last modified: September 17th, 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)Tags:GAAnewsPaul DurcanShay GivenSportlast_img read more

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Volleyball Falls In Four Sets At Loyola

By on December 24, 2019

first_img Box Score (PDF) Watch Live Next Game: at Southern Illinois 10/4/2019 – 6 p.m. Preview Live Stats CHICAGO, Ill. – The Loyola University volleyball team capitalized on Drake errors to defeat the Bulldogs in four sets Monday evening at Gentile Arena.The Ramblers took the Missouri Valley Conference match, 3-1, by set scores of 27-25, 25-23, 26-28, 25-18 behind four players with double-figure kills, including Taylor Venuto with 15 kills on 33 attempts.Drake (7-9, 1-2 MVC) was led by Gillian Gergen’s 14 kills, six blocks and six digs. Emily Plock also added 12 kills and 10 digs. Haley Bush led all players with 20 kills, but they were tempered by 19 errors on a night in which the Bulldogs committed 34 attack errors.Paige Aspinwall continued to shine with a season-high 50 assists and a career-high 21 digs. Kylee Macke also added 20 digs for the Bulldogs.The first three sets were tightly contested throughout. However, Loyola (9-6, 2-0 MVC) pulled away for good in the fourth set by building up a six-point lead midway through the set to defeat the Bulldogs.Drake remains on the road for its next matches with an upcoming series at SIU and Missouri State. The MVC road swing continues Friday at SIU for a 6 p.m. match followed by a Saturday match at Missouri State scheduled for 6 p.m. Story Links Full Schedule Roster ESPN3 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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