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Wonder-goal, gaffes, injuries as Madrid seals Champions League 3-peat

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Zidane doesn’t understand why Ronaldo raised fresh doubts over his commitment to the club.“He must stay,” Zidane said. “He will stay with us.”While Ronaldo became the first five-time winner in the post-1993 Champions League era, this was a comparatively muted performance in a final for a player who has contributed decisive goals in the three finals Madrid had contested in the previous four seasons.In the tunnel before kickoff there was a furtive glance across to Salah, who has also scored 44 goals this season. But the showdown between the world player of the year and a contender for his throne never materialized.Blame Sergio Ramos for that, although the foul that ended Salah’s final was not the Madrid captain at his most cynical. Salah landed heavily on his left shoulder in a twisting fall after 25 minutes. Ramos stepped away from the scene unpunished and Salah soon managed to step up after overcoming the initial pain.Not for long. Salah’s final was over after 30 minutes.Lying on his back, hands covering his face, Salah rose only to leave the field. An incredible debut season at Liverpool came to a crying end.Four minutes later, the tears were flowing down the face of Dani Carvajal after the Madrid right back appeared to injure a hamstring while attempting a back-heel. Face-down on the field, Carvajal knew his final was over in the first half for the second successive season.“Of course it was a little shock to the team,” Klopp said.There were bigger shocks to come, from Liverpool’s goalkeeping blunders. LATEST STORIES After collecting a shot six minutes into the second half, Karius rolled the ball out too casually, neglecting the presence of Benzema who stuck out his right foot and dispatched the ball into an empty net.The immediate impact of Karius’ blunder was offset by Mane’s equalizer in the 55th. Dejan Lovren rose above Ramos and headed into the path of Mane, who turned the ball into the net.But then Bale, so determined to prove Zidane wrong, entered this meeting of the Premier League’s fourth-place team and Spain’s third-place finisher.“I was very disappointed not to start the game,” he said. “I felt like I deserved it. The best I can do is to come on and make an impact.”That was achieved with the goal three minutes after replacing Isco and he netted again in the 83rd thanks to Karius’ second gaffe. The German allowed Bale’s shot to squirm through his hands into the net in the 83rd.“I just feel sorry for my team,” Karius said. “I know I let them down today.”It left Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp reeling from a sixth successive loss in a final, including a 2013 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich while Borussia Dortmund coach.For Zidane, victory in Ukraine puts the former France great in an elite field alongside Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley as a three-time European Cup winner. But no one has achieved the feat faster, with each of his three seasons in charge ending by winning the game’s biggest club prize.“I’m still only starting out as a coach,” the 45-year-old Zidane said. “You’ve got to seize the moment and that’s what I’m doing.” Cavs’ Kevin Love to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics with concussion Real Madrid players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)KIEV, Ukraine — With his back to goal but eyes on the incoming cross, Gareth Bale connected with the ball while leaping in the air and sent a scissor-kick arcing into the top of the net.Fusing athleticism and technique, it was a mesmerizing sight to behold from the Real Madrid forward.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls But while Zinedine Zidane was adamant about the need to keep hold of five-time world player of the year Ronaldo, the Madrid coach seemed far less concerned about the future of the player whose two goals just delivered the club’s record-extending 13th European title.Bale only came on in the second half. The impact was explosive, scoring the bicycle kick in the 64th minute. Five years into his Madrid career, the 28-year-old Bale wants to be more than a super-sub.“I need to be playing week in, week out and that hasn’t happened this season for one reason or another,” Bale said after lifting the European Cup for a fourth time with Madrid. “I need to sit down in the summer and discuss it with my agent.”Will Bale get assurances over a place in the starting XI?“It might be complicated,” Zidane said. “But everybody looks out for themselves and takes care of their own thing, and I understand that.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rarely has there been a finer goal in a European final and Bale followed it up with another to seal Madrid’s third successive Champions League title in a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday. Yet with blunders, injuries and intrigue unfolding throughout the night in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, the wonder-goal just enriched this engrossing climax to the European club season and set the tone for weeks of uncertainty.A weeping Mohamed Salah was forced off in the first half with a shoulder injury that foiled Liverpool’s quest for a first continental success in 13 years and left the World Cup hopes of the “Egyptian King” in jeopardy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTears also streamed down Loris Karius’ face after the Liverpool goalkeeper’s mistakes gifted two goals in the biggest match of his career. It might also be his last for Liverpool, which was denied a sixth European title by the aristocrats of the continent.When all they should have been thinking about is celebrating, both Bale and teammate Cristiano Ronaldo also cast doubts on their Madrid careers. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more

RHT win Nasir Memorial One-Day 5/5 Tournament

first_imgPlaying in front of a large and colourful crowd at the Area H Ground on Sunday last, Rose Hall Town (RHT) Bakewell Cricket Team defeated Courtland Cricket Club by 10 wickets to lift the Berbice Cricket Board’s Naeem Nasir Memorial One-Day 5/5 Cricket Tournament. RHT won the toss and elected to field. Openers Troy Mathieson and Seon Crandon failed to dominate the RHT attack as Simon Lawson, Keith Simpson, Junior Sinclair, and Kevin Sinclair bowled well.Courtland were restricted to 39 for 5 off their allotted five overs with Troy Mathieson (17) and Keon Sinclair (12) being the main scorers.Medium pacer Keon Sinclair then conceded only four runs from the first over as Courtland Cricket Club tried to defend the small amount.However, National Under-19 all-rounder Junior Sinclair smashed the first two balls in the second over for huge sixes off the left-arm spinner to ease the run rate. RHT then raced to 43 without loss off just 3.1 overs as Junior Sinclair ended on 28 not out while fellow National Under-19 player Kevin Sinclair was undefeated on 16.Earlier in the day, Jai Hind Cricket Club gave a walkover to Courtland Cricket Club; Fyrish Cricket Club defeated Whim National Cricket Club by eight wickets; RHT cruised past Belvedere United Cricket Club by 70 runs while Albion Community Centre Cricket Club defeated Tamarind Root Cricket Club by 20 runs.In the first semi-final, Courtland Cricket Club defeated Albion by seven wickets. Albion struggled to 25 for five off their five overs as Eon Gibson took two wickets for four runs. In response, Courtland struggled as well to achieve victory and reached 26 for 3 from 4.1 overs. Mathieson had 13 not out and Keon Sinclair ended on eight not out after Courtland Cricket Club had slumped to 6 for 3 in the second over.In the second semi, RHT blasted their way to 87 without loss as Kevin Sinclair made 44 not out and Junior Sinclair pitched in with 31. In the opening round, the National Under-19 pair had scored 105 without being separated against Belvedere United. Fyrish were then restricted to 35 for 6.In the third-place playoff, Albion defeated Fyrish by nine wickets.RHT took home $100,000 while Courtland had to settle for $50,000, Albion bagged $30,000 and Fyrish won $20,000. Junior Sinclair was named man-of-the-final.The Tournament was sponsored by Bakewell in memory of its founder and late Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Naeem Nasir, who died in October 2012.Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) President Hilbert Foster hailed the success of the Tournament, which he stated was a perfect tribute to the memory of the Bakewell founder. Nasir, he stated, was a strong supporter of sports and education.Bakewell has supported Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club since 2000, officially sponsoring its Under-17 and Second Division Teams. The company has also been a big supporter of Berbice cricket.Bakewell General Manager Rajin Ganga praised the organising skills of the Cricket Board and the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, stating that it was fitting that the Rose Hall Town Bakewell Team won the Tournament. Bakewell, he stated, was committed to supporting sports as part of its corporate responsibility.last_img read more

JFK Jr.’s final flight contact reveals little

first_imgThe controller directed him to runway 22. “Five three November to two two, thanks,” Kennedy said, repeating the last few digits of his tail number. That was the end of radio contact as Kennedy took off in his single-engine airplane at 8:38 p.m. Friday, July 16, 1999. The night was dark and hazy enough that another, more experienced pilot changed his mind about making the same trip to Martha’s Vineyard from the same airport. Flying with Kennedy were his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette. He planned to drop Bessette off at Martha’s Vineyard and then fly on to Hyannis, Mass., for a family wedding the next day. The transcripts were released by the Transportation Department in response to journalists’ requests under the Freedom of Information Act. WASHINGTON – A long-awaited transcript of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s last conversation with air traffic control was released Wednesday but revealed little about the flight in which he was killed in July 1999. Records show a mere 34 words were exchanged between Kennedy and an air traffic controller as he requested and received permission to taxi to a runway for takeoff from a small airport in New Jersey headed to Martha’s Vineyard. Kennedy, who was flying under visual flight rules, was not in contact with anyone on the ground when his Piper Saratoga plunged into the Atlantic about seven miles from Martha’s Vineyard. “Caldwell Ground, Saratoga niner two five three November, ready to taxi with mike at airbound right turnout northeastbound,” Kennedy said. He was requesting permission to taxi to the runway from the control tower in Caldwell, N.J., which handled traffic at the Essex County Airport. 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

OK expected for open space

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Reviving its bid to shield pockets of land from development, the City Council plans tonight to greenlight an open-space preservation measure that would voted upon by property owners. The mail-in ballot would ask landowners if they should be taxed at least $25 annually for 30 years to help buy and conserve developable land. “Golden Valley Ranch was about 1,350 acres picked up at an unbelievably small price,” said Councilman Bob Kellar, noting that the developer, who paid about $2.5 million at a tax sale, later reserved nearly 1,000 acres for open space. “What an opportunity that was for the city – we should have had it all.” Kellar is a real-estate agent who co-owns Kellar Davis Real Estate. Earmarking resources for land buys would simplify matters the next time a good deal arises, he said. The new proposal comes in the wake of a failed November 2005 effort that aimed to protect parkland and open space. There was no organized opposition, but “no” votes by owners of mobile-home parks and apartment buildings, large landowners and utility companies were enough to defeat it. Key parcels have not been identified for potential city purchase, but larger plots could lie outside city limits because few are left in town, Kellar said. “When you talk about the value of land, there’s a huge swing between land that is buildable and land that is raw,” said RE/MAX Realtor Neal Weichel, who’s been in the business for 17 years. “My friend has three parcels in Sand Canyon over an acre that would probably (fetch) $600,000 an acre. You add a view that can add $200,000 to a lot if it’s a nice enough view.” Land in the Castaic hills zoned for low-density projects, with no water connections or access – which would cost a mint to grade – could go for $10,000 to $20,000 an acre, he said. And a quarter-acre in Val Verde that today goes for up to $80,000 would be worth a lot more years later if a sewer is laid. Then there’s the custom acre lot in a gated Westridge community. “I sold one last year for $1.5 million,” he said. “Everything a developer or builder wants to build a dream home is there … all you have to do is tell the builder: Start building.” Land in outlying areas that was undesirable 20 years ago, before other tracts landed like stepping stones to its door, is valued today. Weichel sees the city’s reasoning. “It makes sense to buy stuff at $20,000 to $30,000 (an) acre and set aside 600, 900, 1,000 acres,” he said. “Someday it might be worth 50 times that.” Under the proposal, homeowners would be assessed $25 a year for 30 years, with an increase of $1 allowed each year. Matching funds would be sought. The flat rate of $25 per single-family home could be used to borrow $23.4 million immediately, city Treasurer Darren Hernandez has said. A $1-a-year increase would support a $34.6 million bond issue. Ballots could be sent out around May 25 and voters would have 45 days to return them. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 IF YOU GO: The Santa Clarita City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. 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

DWP crews costly choice

first_img“This is important both to completing these important water quality improvement/security related projects and minimizing disruption to communities.” Despite the cost overruns – and complaints from some employees about waste and inefficiency – the Board of Water and Power Commissioners is poised today to approve hiring a 20-member crew for a third trunk-line project. It’s actually part of a compromise with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18 – the politically powerful union that represents most of the DWP employees and has challenged the utility’s effort to hire private contractors for trunk-line work. As part of the settlement, the DWP will hire a third, 20-person trunk-line crew, and the IBEW has agreed not to challenge private contracts for 13 upcoming trunk-line projects. “The settlement agreement clears way for the department to enter into a number of contracts for essential trunk-line construction work,” board President David Nahai said. “At the same time, we have to remember that we need to have in-house capability, as well. The cost of upgrading Los Angeles’ aging water system soared by tens of millions of dollars after some of the work was shifted from private contractors to DWP construction crews, the Daily News has learned. A review by the Department of Water and Power found that using union crews to install trunk lines roughly doubled both the cost and the length of time it would have taken private workers to complete the project. In one example cited, a private contractor bid $6.2 million to install a 42-inch pipeline beneath Burbank Boulevard and White Oak Avenue, a project estimated to take 250 days. When the union objected, the project was turned over to DWP crews, who completed the work in 439 days at a cost of $13.8 million. “Experience indicates that contractors can complete trunk-line projects on a substantially shorter time period than in-house forces,” Water System Chief Operating Officer James McDaniel wrote in a memo to General Manager Ronald Deaton. “At the end of the day you can’t just continue contracting out.” Can’t win everything The 13 future projects will cost ratepayers an estimated $737 million, officials said, but could have cost as much as $1.3 billion had DWP employees done the work. “Am I totally happy? No! However, it’s a great beginning to correct a totally unacceptable situation,” said DWP Commissioner Nick Patsaouras. “It’s good for ratepayers. (We) cannot win everything off the bat. It takes time to correct ingrained problems in a bureaucracy.” Local 18 representatives did not return calls Monday. But the union has previously challenged the DWP’s cost comparisons, saying they grossly overstate the expense of work done by IBEW crews. And IBEW leaders have also criticized the DWP board for hiring private contractors for maintenance and emergency work. Older than 1940 The DWP maintains more than 280 miles of trunk lines and 7,200 main lines that transport water to 670,000 homes, apartments and businesses in Los Angeles. About half of the trunk lines – massive pipes that carry water to the smaller main lines – were built before 1940. Last year, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council raised water rates 5.5 percent over a two-year period. The increased revenue is supposed to cover costs for some of the infrastructure improvements. But the utility hasn’t initiated any trunk-line projects since 2004 because of the stalemate with the IBEW over who would do the work. “The board is in the process of reviewing the issue,” said Parita Shah, a spokeswoman for the mayor. “And while we do not want to prejudge its decision, we have requested the board and department ensure that the department has adequate internal capacity to provide reliable water service to Angelenos.” The DWP used to hire private contractors for major pipeline projects, but its construction budget was slashed in 1999 as the agency prepared for energy deregulation. The union then asked that its DWP members be allowed to install water pipelines instead. The department instructed two teams, called Integrated Support Services crews, to install the Roscoe Boulevard trunk line and a recycled-water pipeline in the Harbor area. But the price tag was two to three times higher than it would have been for an outside contractor to do the work, and inspectors said the quality wasn’t as good. In early 2000, utility employees raised concerns about the high cost of using Integrated Support Services crews. An internal e-mail sent in March 2000 said private contractors are specialists in pipeline construction and have a financial incentive to finish faster so they can move to the next contract. “A contractor is much more motivated and skilled in keeping costs down (than is) a group of civil servants,” the memo said. Union can challenge In 2002, an audit by the Barrington-Wellesley Group found that the DWP was paying more for trunk-line construction using its own crews and recommended forming a committee of water-division managers and the IBEW to compare costs. A staff report showed that DWP crews cost 161 percent to 221 percent more than if outside contractors had handled the job. They also noted that the DWP had assigned 31 employees to install the Parthenia trunk line while a contractor had just 13 working on the Hollywood-Stone Canyon trunk line. Since 2003, the IBEW has pushed for a third trunk-line crew to handle the work. Under its contract, the IBEW can challenge contracts of any outside work that could be done by DWP employees. In 2004, DWP managers and the union discussed a compromise that would permit outside contracts for trunk-line projects with some perks for the union – such as granting “substantial” overtime, records show. Still, there was no agreement. Efforts to move forward on new trunk-line projects stalled, and staffers warned that delays were threatening the city’s ability to meet water-quality deadlines. The city must remove or cover all open reservoirs, and part of that work will include major construction projects such as building tanks and large pipelines. That’s why DWP board members are eager to settle the labor stalemate. “This provides an opportunity to move ahead aggressively without objections to essential contracts,” Nahai said. Nahai said the decision was a reasonable response to valid union concerns about the need for more in-house staffers. “We see it at every turn with power outages, with the problems last summer (with the heat wave), that you have to have in-house capabilities with emergency and maintenance issues,” Nahai said. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 Projected trunk line costs Project, Private contractor, DWP Burbank/White Oak, $6.2 million, $13.8 million Magnolia, $19.5 million, $34.3 million Parthenia, $37.6 million, $67.1 million160Want 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

Exclusive – Fabregas has a point to prove and will help Chelsea win the league, claims Cascarino

first_imgFormer Chelsea star Tony Cascarino is convinced Cesc Fabregas will return to the Premier League with “a point to prove” and can lead the Blues to a first Premier League title in five years.Jose Mourinho upset Arsenal fans everywhere when he signed their former captain from Barcelona and has already talked up his new acquisition as the future of his side after Frank Lampard left Stamford Bridge.And Cascarino believes the combination of a fired up Fabregas and fellow new star, Diego Costa, will help propel the Blues towards championship glory.“The difference if they win the title is going to be their two new signings up front – it’s going to be Fabregas and Costa,” he told Kick Off.“If they are successful in performing and replacing what [Didier] Drogba and Lampard gave Chelsea, then they will win the league. There is no doubt in my mind they will win the league if those two perform.”Fabregas has been in impressive form in pre-season and Cascarino claimed the £30million summer signing will be eager to make his mark after a tricky few seasons back in his homeland.“It’s a real smart one signing Fabregas. He gives them something different because it’s a guy who’s got a bit of a point to prove. Arsenal fans will tell you how good he was for them.“You can look at [Juan] Mata and think he’s quite similar to Fabregas in some ways but Fabregas is a little bit more nastier. I don’t mean that in a bad way but he’s got that nastiness, where he will put his foot in and win it back a little bit more often. He’s got that bit more ability on the ball than Mata.“Mata is still a fabulous player but it’s intriguing that he’s gone for that little bit more with Fabregas, who I think will come back to England really with the bit between the teeth and a point to prove after an indifferent spell where he couldn’t get into that Barcelona team.”last_img read more

TICKETS FOR HARPS GAME AGAINST CLETIC GO ON SALE TODAY

first_imgTickets for the re-scheduled John Kennedy Testimonial Match between Finn Harps and Glasgow Celtic will be available to the Public from today, Monday February 14th. The much anticipated match, which was postponed last November due to adverse weather conditions, will now take place on Sunday 6th March with a 2.00pm kick-off.John Kennedy is delighted the Match will definitely take place in March.  “Naturally everyone was very disappointed when we couldn’t travel in November so it great that both clubs can now focus on making March 6th a memorable occasion.” he said. The Celts are currently riding high in the SPL thanks in no small part to the prolific partnership of strikers Gary Hooper and Dubliner Anthony Stokes.Those attending the big Match in March will also be hoping to see former Derry City stars Paddy McCourt and Niall McGinn in action. Finn Harps Chairman Joey Leary says it is an honour for both Finn Harps and Donegal to be chosen as the venue for the Testimonial Game and associated Events.“It’s a great boost for both Finn Harps and the local economy to host the Match so I was very grateful to Celtic for working with us to get a suitable date for re-arranged game.  As I said before Celtic have a special resonance with a lot of people in the County so I’m sure John and the rest of the Celtic Squad will get a warm Donegal Welcome,” he said.  Tickets available from the following outlets:* Harkins Gala, Ballybofey* Finn Park, Ballybofey* Brian McCormick Sports, Letterkenny* Books and Charts, Dungloe * Magees, Falcarragh,* Quinn’s Cash and Carry, Navenney St, Ballybofey.* Daly’s service station, Lifford.* Parkside Service Station, Drumkeen * McCarron’s Butchers, Raphoe,* M&M Stores, Killybegs* Melody Maker, Donegal Town.* The Celtic Shop. Derry* Seaview Hotel, BunbegTICKETS FOR HARPS GAME AGAINST CLETIC GO ON SALE TODAY was last modified: February 14th, 2011 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 DOGSLEDDER MAKES HISTORY WITH BEST EVER IRISH FINISH

first_imgA Donegal-based sportsman has pulled off a major coup after becoming the highest ever Irish finisher in the International Dogsledding Championships in Canada.Com Burns, who is originally from Mayo but has lived in Letterkenny for many years, actually came sixth overall in the race.And considering the 40 yea old electrician only took up the sport four years ago, many are tipping him for greater things in the unusual event. Colm did Ireland and Donegal proud when he arrived home sixth in the ‘six dog pure breed’ race in Quebec at the weekend.The result has delighted sporting colleagues who are hoping his placing will help Ireland secure a top international ‘dry land’ event.Irish dog sledding federation secretary Mandy Hines said Burns’ achievement was “just superb.”“It was an incredible result for Colm and for our sport here in Ireland. “It’s the highest placed Irish competitor we’ve ever had and he was up against top countries like the USA and Canada.“Thanks to Coillte we have the best trails in Europe right here in Ireland for the non-snow dry land version of the sport and this will help us secure top international events which will be a massive boost for tourism.”Colm said “I only took up the sport properly four years ago so to be representing my country in one of the biggest event of its kind was special.“I suppose my fascination with the sport began when I was very young because I loved husky dogs.“I eventually got one and then another and all these years later I have six of them.” He said he couldn’t believe it when he heard you could race the dogs here in Ireland and decided to take up the sport four years ago.“We have modified sleds for all weather conditions and I do my training in forest parks,” he said.Due to quarantine laws, Colm had to hire six local huskies for the Daaquam 2012 Les Internationaux de traîneau à chiens du Canada (Canada International Championship of Dogsledding).He competed over two ten-mile races in temperatures of -11c on Saturday and Sunday to secure sixth spot against more than 20 other teams. Ireland’s increasing presence in the sport was recognised by the fact the Canadian organisers picked Kilkenny man Fintan Morrisey as head marshall for the weekend races.“It was a great weekend for our sport,” said Mandy Hines.DONEGAL DOGSLEDDER MAKES HISTORY WITH BEST EVER IRISH FINISH was last modified: March 13th, 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)Tags:COLM BURNSDOGSLEDDINGletterkennylast_img read more

DONEGAL MARATHON ORGANISERS ANNOUNCE MASSIVE €5,000 IN PRIZEMONEY

first_imgThe Donegal Marathon has announced an even bigger incentive for those considering taking a part – a €5,000 pot of prizemoney!The Donegal Marathon logo which was designed by LYIT Art and Design student Samantha McGinley from Letterkenny.Preparations for the event continue to go from strength to strength, and targets are being reached every step of the way.To all of you out there who are training hard for the full or half marathon in Letterkenny, keep up the good work and let’s keep pounding those pavements! This event is about showcasing the community spirit of the people of Donegal and demonstrating the resilience and strength of character of the people of this proud county in the ultimate athletics challenge.The 24th August will be a day of celebration and family fun in addition to the challenge that will be attempted and hopefully completed by each and every participant of this historic event.The marathon is about friendship, community and family support for our participants but also about bringing people together in a spirit of social inclusion and camaraderie.These are indeed exciting times for Donegal as there has never before been such interest in the sport of running and athletics in general. We have recently seen the first sub 4 minute mile completed in Donegal and huge congratulations are offered to all involved in this magnificent effort. Our home-grown athletic stars continue to represent us fantastically on a national and international level.Congratulations to Mark English and Brendan Boyce who have been named in the team that will represent Ireland in the upcoming European Track and Field Championships in Zurich on 12th- 17th August. Mark will compete in the 800m and 4x400m events, while Brendan will compete in the 50k Road Walk which makes our Half Marathon walk seem like a Sunday stroll!Good luck to both and to all your team-mates. It is also interesting to note that for the first time, Ireland will be sending a seven-strong marathon team to these championships.Hopefully, in the years to come we will see some Donegal representation on this team and who knows; we might just uncover a star of tomorrow at the first competitive marathon in Donegal for 31 years this Summer. Watch this space!For more information on the allocation of prize money check out www.donegalmarathon.ie or facebook @donegalmarathon DONEGAL MARATHON ORGANISERS ANNOUNCE MASSIVE €5,000 IN PRIZEMONEY was last modified: July 22nd, 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:DONEGAL MARATHONprizemoneylast_img read more

Women’s Golf Closes Out Play At Redbird Invitational

first_imgNORMAL, Ill. – The Drake University women’s golf team finished in 12th-place out of 14 teams at the Redbird Invitational on Monday.  Print Friendly Version “After this tournament the ladies showed they can compete with top teams. Now we need to sustain that high level of play for 18 holes and through a full tournament,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “They’ve got it and I can’t wait to see them exceed their own expectations. The Bulldogs return to the links on Sept. 19 at the Cardinal Classic, hosted by Ball State.center_img Madison Glennie shot an even par in the front-nine and finished her day with a 76 ( 4), placing tied for 28th-place with a score of 231 (80-75-76).  Dunn finished one shot behind Glennie for the day for a total score of 233 (79-77-77), tied for 33rd. Freshman Sigurlaug Jonsdottir carded an 82 on the final day for a score of 238 (78-78-82). Brooke Miller rebounded for a tough second round to shoot an 81 in her final round for a score of 246 (77-88-81), while freshman Aimee Gerschke rounded out the team’s effort with a score of 248 (76-84-88). The Bulldogs concluded the 54-hole event with a score of 940 (310-314-316), while Boston College claimed the team title with a score of 890.last_img read more