Lunin wins the game

first_imgLunin is an option that the club has always liked even though he has had bad luck with his two transfers in Primera (Leganés and Valladolid) and did not give him time to just win minutes under the sticks when he was transferred to Oviedo in Segunda last January. Lunin’s credit is extensive. It is a bet for the future (it cost € 8.5M plus bonus), has a contract until 2024, and Madrid was confirmed in that confidence when the Ukrainian was chosen best goalkeeper of the last U-20 World Cup. And their numbers are even better than those of their ‘competitor’ Areola.Areola and the EurocupAlthough Alphonse Areola is appreciated in the club and in the dressing room, and although at first he had hopes of continuing as a Real Madrid player, he also has an eye on his team. Deschamps has given him more than a touch of attention because you don’t want to have a second or third goalkeeper in Les Bleus (the first place is from Hugo Lloris) who does not usually play on his team. With the change from Eurocup to 2021, if he continues to be substitute his options of going with the Gallo team are almost reduced to a minimum. That is another reason why the Franco-Filipino keeper looks carefully at his future and he is aiming far from Madrid. In Paris or elsewhere. Lunin wins the game. The reasons are largely economic. The club is preparing for the effects of the coronavirus crisis and will look closely at your salary mass for the 2020-21 season. Expect to make significant savings in wages on departures. With Lunin on campus this savings would be generated (the Ukrainian earns almost half of the € 2.7M net that Areola receives) and it would be at zero cost, as with the returns of Odegaard and Achraf. For Areola to continue, whom Zidane esteems but does not see essential, Madrid would have to negotiate with PSG, its owner. Areola has a contract in Paris until 2023 and the transfer he signed with Madrid was pure and simple, that is, without purchase options. It would be necessary to negotiate in the midst of the tension generated by the Mbappé case. EI Real Madrid He is headed for a change in the name of Courtois’s deputy. Areola has come to be very far from continuing when his assignment contract ends and the entity has the confidence it gives him to have payroll to Andriy Lunin (21 years). As AS could know, although Areola is comfortable in Madrid, he has made up his mind that he will have to leave and is looking for equipment.last_img read more

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1 and done: Halep 1st No. 1 seed to lose 1st US Open match

first_imgSimona Halep, of Romania, returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don’t deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails.Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple and its Grand Slam tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal There would be no such turnaround for her against Kanepi, a big hitter who dictated the points to claim her second career win against a top-ranked player — but first top-20 victory since 2015. Kanepi has shown the occasional ability to grab significant results, including a run to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows a year ago.On this day, Kanepi took charge of baseline exchanges, compiling a 26-9 edge in winners, 14 on her favored forehand side alone. Wearing two strips of athletic tape on her left shoulder, the right-handed Kanepi also had far more unforced errors, 28-9, but that high-risk, high-reward style ultimately paid off.“I thought, ‘I just have to be aggressive and try to stay calm,’” Kanepi said.Early in the second set, on the way to falling behind by two breaks at 3-0, Halep slammed her racket twice, drawing a warning for a code violation from the chair umpire.Eventually, Halep got going a bit, taking advantage of Kanepi’s mistakes to break back twice and get to 4-all in that set, getting a lot of support from fans who repeatedly chanted her first name.“I was thinking about that: Why (did) they cheer so much for her? Because normally, they cheer for the underdog,” Kanepi said with a smile. “It was a bit annoying for some time, but I got over it.”Sure did. She ended a 14-stroke exchange with a cross-court forehand volley winner to break right back for a 5-4 lead, then served out the victory.In other early results, three men’s seeds were bounced, too: No. 8 Grigor Dimitrov lost to three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka in the first round for a second consecutive major, No. 16 Kyle Edmund was beaten by Paolo Lorenzi, and No. 19 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain was swept by Jason Kubler. Winners included a pair of Americans, No. 18 Jack Sock, who had lost eight consecutive matches including one in qualifying, and No. 11 John Isner.Halep — who could have faced Serena or Venus Williams in the fourth round — was joined on the way out of the women’s draw by No. 31 Magdalena Rybarikova, while No. 7 Elina Svitolina and two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza advanced. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Put those two types at opposite ends of a court at Flushing Meadows and watch what can happen: Halep made a quick-as-can-be exit Monday, overwhelmed by the power-based game of Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to become the first No. 1-seeded woman to lose her opening match at the U.S. Open in the half-century of the professional era.Halep blamed opening-round jitters, and that has been a recurring theme throughout her career. The reigning French Open champion has now lost her first match at 12 of 34 career major appearances, a stunningly high rate for such an accomplished player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s always about the nerves,” said Halep, who was beaten in the first round in New York by five-time major champion Maria Sharapova in 2017. “Even when you are there in the top, you feel the same nerves. You are human.”She also offered up an explanation tied to this site. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 3-0 loss to Spurs, Mourinho demands ‘respect, respect’ “Maybe the noise in the crowd. The city is busy. So everything together,” said Halep, who was coming off consecutive runs to the final at hard-court tuneup tournaments at Cincinnati and Montreal. “I’m a quiet person, so maybe I like the smaller places.”It was the first match at the rebuilt Louis Armstrong Stadium, which now has about 14,000 seats and a retractable roof, and what a way to get things started. That cover was not needed to protect from rain on Day 1 at the year’s last major tournament — although some protection from the bright sun and its 90-degree (33-degree Celsius) heat might have been in order.“The courts suit my game, and I love being in New York. I like the city,” said Kanepi, who is from Estonia and is sharing a coach this week with another player, Andrea Petkovic. “I like the weather: humid and hot.”Since professionals were admitted to Grand Slam tournaments in 1968, only five times before Monday did women seeded No. 1 lose their opening match at a major — and never at the U.S. Open. It happened twice to Martina Hingis and once to Steffi Graf at Wimbledon, once to Angelique Kerber at the French Open and once to Virginia Ruzici at the Australian Open.Halep got off to a slow start at Roland Garros this year, too, dropping her opening set, also by a 6-2 score, but ended up pulling out the victory there and adding six more to lift the trophy.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Nuggets win 7th straight at home by beating Mavs

first_imgDenver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, right, launches a shot over Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 126-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER— Nuggets 7-footer Nikola Jokic stared at the stat sheet lying on the ground near his salmon-colored shoes.He pretty much liked everything he saw — and it was easy to see why.ADVERTISEMENT MVP CHATTERJokic has taken his game to an MVP level. Just ask his coach.“Nikola is showing everybody in the NBA … he’s a Most Valuable Player candidate,” Malone said. “Not just from a stats standpoint — he does it every single night and in so many different ways. That’s why he’s a special player.”Jokic just shrugged it off.“That’s an individual thing,” he said. “If it happens, it happens.”DONCIC EFFECTThe most impressive thing about Doncic through the early portion of the season? That’s easy for Carlisle.“Probably how consistently he makes half-court shots during shootaround,” the coach cracked.UP NEXTMavericks: Second of a four-game trip will be Thursday at the Los Angeles Clippers. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Jokic had 32 points and 16 rebounds, Jamal Murray dished out a career-high 15 assists and Denver extended its home winning streak to seven games by beating the Dallas Mavericks 126-118 on Tuesday night.At 21-9, the Nuggets matched the 1976-77 squad for the best start through 30 games in the franchise’s NBA history. They also remained atop the Western Conference by percentage points over Golden State.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis is certainly rarefied air for the Nuggets: The last time before this season they had played more than 25 games and were alone in first place in the conference was March 1977.“It’s a good thing. But we need to stay hungry,” Jokic said. “We can get better.” It wasn’t enough.“Our defense obviously could have been tighter,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “Some of it was great shot-making by them, and some of it was untimely mistakes by us. We’ve got to build on the positives and pick up the defense and rebounding.”The Nuggets held each opponent under 100 points in their last six wins at the Pepsi Center. But this one turned into a track meet — a throwback to days of old for Denver.Still, it was a defensive play that helped save the night for the Nuggets.Sparked by a 14-0 run at the end of the third, the Nuggets took a 105-95 lead into the final quarter. Dallas trimmed it to four before Monte Morris hit a 3-pointer to give Denver some separation.Murray then blocked a shot and hit a jumper on the other end to seal the win.The Nuggets remain without starters Will Barton, Gary Harris and Paul Millsap due to injuries. Juancho Hernangomez started despite being questionable with a strained abdomen. He finished with 12 points, one of seven Denver players to score in double figures.TIP-INSMavericks: G Dennis Smith Jr. sat out with a sprained right wrist. … Carlisle and Wesley Matthews received technical fouls for arguing calls. … G J.J. Barea returned from a sprained ankle and had 10 points. … F DeAndre Jordan fouled out with 6:29 remaining. He had 11 points and 12 rebounds.Nuggets: Murray picked up a technical in the first quarter for hanging on the rim and Malone another in the third when he argued a call on Jokic. … The Nuggets outscored the Mavs 64-44 in the paint. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nuggets coach Michael Malone really isn’t all that surprised by his team’s fast start. Missing the postseason by a game last season fueled this squad.“They bought in a long time ago, man,” Malone said. “There’s a lot of fun in that locker room right now. Winning is great. Hopefully we can sustain this.”Murray contributed 22 points for the injury-depleted Nuggets, including 10 in the fourth quarter. That came on the heels of scoring 15 in the fourth quarter of a win over Toronto on Sunday.“When he wakes up like that, there’s nobody who can stop him,” Jokic said.Luka Doncic had a big game for Dallas with 23 points and a career-best 12 assists, while Harrison Barnes scored 30. The Mavericks hit 15 3-pointers against the NBA’s top long-range defense.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nuggets: Two straight on the road, beginning Saturday in Los Angeles against the Clippers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Raptors coach Nick Nurse fined over ref rant After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Hornets switch lineup, roll past Wizards

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Batum responded by shooting 7 of 13 from the field with five 3-pointers, and had eight rebounds after coming into the game averaging just 9.3 points. He was taking heat from home fans who wanted him to produce more, given he is making $24 million per season. He had 17 points by halftime, helping the Hornets outscore the Wizards 38-22 in the second quarter. He mostly played the role of facilitator in the second half.“He came out aggressive offensively, ignited a lot of our offense in transition,” Borrego said. “He was aggressive with his shot and he defended like he does every night.”Bridges finished with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in his first career start.He said he was excited to learn the news at practice on Thursday, just five days after participating in the NBA All-Star dunk competition.“I definitely got a lot of confidence playing on a big stage, or dunking on a big stage, in front of everybody,” Batum said. “Just being around all that talent just gave me extra motivation, I want to be there playing (in the All-Star game) on Sunday someday.”ADVERTISEMENT Pistons survive Blake Griffin’s ejection, top Hawks LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Borrego said the Hornets want to groom Bridges to guard the opposition’s best offensive player, something he believes the athletic rookie has the talent to do. But it will be a work in progress, as Bridges struggled in the times he tried to cover Beal.CODY’S BIG PLAYSCharlotte took control of the game in the third quarter behind defense from Zeller. Zeller swatted Thomas Bryant’s shot in the paint twice, then raced down court to score a layup in transition to give the Hornets their first double-digit lead at 78-67. Zeller finished with 11 points and nine rebounds.UP NEXTWizards: Host Pacers on Saturday night.Hornets: Host Nets on Saturday night. Kemba Walker had 27 points and 11 assists in his first outing since the All-Star game, Batum added 20 points — one shy of his season high — and Charlotte beat the Washington Wizards 123-110 Friday night.“That’s me,” a smiling Batum said of playing shooting guard.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Hornets overcame a season-high 46 points from Washington’s Bradley Beal to improve to 20-9 at home and pull within two games of .500.Hornets coach James Borrego made the decision to move Batum to shooting guard on Thursday, opting to replace Jeremy Lamb in the starting lineup with rookie small forward Miles Bridges, giving the team more size. Lamb had started all 54 games he was healthy before the All-Star break. It’s the first time Borrego has deviated from the starting lineup for a reason other than an injury. 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum (5) drives past Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) and Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nic Batum is back in his comfort zone.The Hornets moved the 10-year NBA veteran back to shooting guard — a position he’s played for the better part of the last seven seasons — and it paid immediate dividends.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Lamb wasn’t bad in the sixth-man role, scoring 16 points to hand the Wizards their sixth loss in the last eight games. He said he still wants to be a starter, but added that he’s OK with the move if it means getting into the playoffs.Beal kept the Wizards in the game until late in the fourth quarter, proving to be a one-man wrecking crew. He finished 16 of 25 from the field and made all 10 of his foul shots.“I just have to elevate my play, that’s all I know I can do is elevate my play and my leadership to do whatever it takes,” Beal said of trying to help the Wizards turn things around.TIP INSWizards: Beal had 20 points in the first half on 8-of-12 shooting. … Turned the ball over on three straight possessions at midcourt in the second quarter on poor passes.Hornets: Outrebounded the Wizards 53-43.BEAL’S PLAYING TIMEBeal played 41 minutes on the first night of a back-to-back, which Wizards coach Scott Brooks said he doesn’t like to do. But he thought it was necessary for his team to have a chance to win an important game against a conference foe they’re battling with for a playoff spot.“We’ve got another game (Saturday) and then we’ve got three days off. We just had a long break,” Brooks said. “So that’s all in consideration, but we need some better all-around play with everybody in the game.”BRIDGES’ ROLE Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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Georgetown M&CC kicks off 175th anniversary with church service

first_imgPresident David Granger on Sunday morning attended a Special Thanksgiving Service to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the City of Georgetown, which was held at the St George’s Cathedral.The President was joined by Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan; former Prime Minister and Mayor of Georgetown, Hamilton Greene; Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings; and Mayor of the City of Georgetown, Patricia Chase Green.In observance of the anniversary, the Georgetown Mayor and Town Council will be embarking on a week of activities, dubbed ‘City Week’ with the aim of fostering a closer relationship among employees through sports, cultural, and other forms of social entertainment; providing an opportunity for the business community to showcase locally produced items and for the Council to form alliances with other critical stakeholders and improve the Council’s corporate image.Commencing with the church service on Sunday, the activities will run until August 25 and include an art and craft exhibition on Main Street, a health fair and the Mayor’s Ball and cocktail reception.last_img read more

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FORMER TANAISTE MARY COUGHLAN SPECIAL GUEST AT WOMEN MINISTERS’ LISSADELL DINNER

first_imgFormer Tanaiste, Mary Harney, Tanaiste, Frances Fitzgerald T.D.and Minister for Justice and Equality, and Former Tanaiste Mary Coughlan, are part of a group of current and former female government ministers, that gathered at Lissadell House in Sligo, to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the death of Countess Markievicz.Photo: James Connolly15JUL16FORMER Tanaiste and ex-TD for Donegal Mary Coughlan was among a very special collection of women for dinner last night – Ireland’s only female ministers.Mary is one of just 17 women to have held a cabinet position in this country since the foundation of the State.And last night she joined 13 of them at historic Lissadell House in north Sligo for a dinner to commemorate the life of the country’s first female minister; Countess Constance Markievicz, 89 years to the day after her death. Lissadell was the childhood home of Countess Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore-Booth and was immortalised in the poetry of Ireland’s greatest poet William Butler Yeats, awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1923 “for his always inspired poetry which .. gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation”.The owner of Lissadell Constance Cassidy said: “This historic meeting also honours the memory of Eva Gore-Booth, suffragist and poet, who fought all her life to better the condition of working women and for women’s suffrage. The achievement of the Gore-Booth sisters was the legislative change allowing women both to stand for election and to vote.“One hundred and twenty years ago Constance and Eva stood on a platform in Drumcliff, Sligo, campaigning for women’s rights.“For this they were mocked and derided. Constance and Eva would be so proud to see so many women ministers and former ministers at Lissadell. They would be so proud that one such minister currently holds the office of Tánaiste, as two women had before her Mary Harney and Donegal’s Mary Coughlan. “Today is the 89th anniversary of the death of Countess Markievicz and today at Lissadell we celebrate the memory and achievements of this great Irish patriot with a historic gathering of women who have held or currently hold cabinet positions.“We also celebrate the achievements of women in public office in Ireland since the election of the first woman – Countess Markievicz of Lissadell – to the Westminster parliament in 1918, the first general election that permitted women to vote and to stand for election, and her appointment as Minister for Labour in the first Dáil of 1919 – 1921.”  FORMER TANAISTE MARY COUGHLAN SPECIAL GUEST AT WOMEN MINISTERS’ LISSADELL DINNER was last modified: July 15th, 2016 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:Countess MarkieviczEva Gore-BoothLissadellmary coughlanlast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: DIARMAID DOHERTY SWINGS INTO WINNING WAYS AT BARNHILL

first_imgMonday 7th saw the Cat.4. Player of the Year  listing hot up when Garvin Mc Gahey moved into third place on the leaderboard by coming second in the Monday evening eleven hole competition with 23pts. Claiming top spot on the B.O.T. countback was Mark Carrigy. This result leaves joint top runners Aiden O’ Neill and Michael Mc Daid sharing on 86pts, with Garvin chasing fast on the inside on 73pts. Following on one week to the 14th, 16 Cat 4 members played (9 holes) and taking top spot here was Jack McGarrigle on 18 pts. Excitement, and apprehension, growing for the finale and the J.J. Doherty Trophy!!Wednesday 9th Club Open was won in fine style by J.P.Clarke [10] who, despite a “blank” at the Hall Door [1st], returned a one under gross score from 4th thru 18th and the equivalent of 39pts. With birdies recorded at Barnhill [16th] and the Bridal Path [18th], J.P’s overall score amounted to a prizewinning 43pts. Following closely in runner-up spot, and making a welcome return to Barnhill, was Karol harvey [16] on 41pts. Following his double bogey at 1st with a birdie at Inishowen [5th], Karol’s 21pt outward nine had him well on track for a winning score only for double bogey’s at 14th and 18th to leave him short. In third place was the big-hitting Kevin Rafferty [6], relegating Anthony Delap to 4th on B.O.T. With a birdie at 2nd followed by a bogey at 4th, Kevin’s front nine of level par [21pts] followed by another birdie at 11th needed a strong finish but, alas, bogies at 13th, 14th & 15th left him with a two over par gross, still not enough.Saturday 12 Open placings was dominated by Cat 4 and Cat 3 members, with well known local newspaper scribe and club stalwart Diarmuid Doherty [24] taking top honour. Proving that practice does pay off, Diarmuid’s iron play gave him a winning platform of 20pts at the turn and with steady, course management on inward nine, Diarmuid’s return of 39pts was enough to pip runner-up Mark Cohen [18] on B.O.T. Mark’s birdie at Glebe [2nd], sandwiched between double bogeys at 1st & 3rd still helped him to a 21pt front nine but that double bogey at the Stack Yard [14th] had him lose out on the countback. Another relegated on that B.O.T. was John Bowe [21] coming in third on the countback. Gross on the day was Connor Friel [5] on 34 gross pts. With birdies at 2nd, 5th & 7th giving him a two under gross score at the turn, an unfortunate run of bogey’s at 16th, 17th & 18th gave way to two over finish.Sunday 13th Confined competition was won by Liam Sweeney [15] who, despite having two double bogeys in first four holes, found his concentration to finish with 22pts on back nine for a 42pt finish and pip runner-up Emmet O’ Donnell [17] on B.O.T. Emmet couldn’t follow up his fine 22pts on front nine, but had enough to outpoint third placed Derek Wilson [16]. Derek answered his double bogey at Swilly [3rd] with back-to-back birdies at Sliabh Sneacht  [4th] and 5th holes for a 24pt outward nine but, despite another birdie at 18th, Derek’s “blank” at Barnhill [16th] and double bogey at 17th lost him top spot. Gross prize was again won by that man in form, Connor Friel [5] with birdies at 7th and at the Settlement [11th] helping him to 34 gross pts.Best of luck to Kevin Kiely’s Senior team, [over 50’s] who play Rosapenna GC in the second leg of the final at Barnhill on Sunday. Letterkenny have two matches from the first leg away and will be hoping to overturn the deficit.Club Captain Gerard Duffy and members of the committee would like to thank all those members who have acknowledged and congratulated the club on the ongoing necessary rebuilding of the tees. A reminder that the club’s Online Lotto plays a large part in the cost of this refurbishment and we need all the members we can get at the moment. So. If you’re not a member, join now and have a friend/relative join with you!Diary Dates: With the club’s Murphy Maintenance sponsored matchplay competitions coming to a close, we await the outcome of the Singles, Doubles and the Mc Donald’s Restaurant Mixed Foursomes. Club Opens will continue on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s whilst the confined competitions [members only] will continue on Sundays. Saturday 26th will host the first outing of the 2015/16 season of the North-Western Golfing Alliance and Sunday 27th will host the Cat 4 John J. Doherty Memorial TrophyGOLF NEWS: DIARMAID DOHERTY SWINGS INTO WINNING WAYS AT BARNHILL was last modified: September 15th, 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:golfSportlast_img read more

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THE WEST IS AWAKE – HUGE PROTEST AGAINST SCHOOL CUTS

first_imgThe people of Donegal sent the Government a strong message today – you will not downgrade our schools.Up to 1,000 protesters including children and members of the clergy staged a protest march to Junior Minister Dinny McGinley’s office in Bunbeg.There was no sign of the Minister but the crowd let it be known that they will not stand by and watch teachers be cut from small schools across Donegal. Strangely enough Minister McGinley was at Carrickfin Airport to see Minister Leo Varadkar back on his way to Dublin.Among those who spoke at today’s uplifting protest rally was Fr Sean Gallagher, PP of Gortahork as well as local teachers Cathal O’Fearraigh and Daithi Roberts.Parents and children travelled form across the county waving placards.Many of the placards revealed where the protesters had travelled from including Gartan, Arranmore, Glenties, Cloughaneely and across the Rosses.The rally started at the Bunbeg Industrial started with just over 500 people but that grew steadily to close on 1,000 as people joined the march along the route.PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF EOIN MCGARVEY  THE WEST IS AWAKE – HUGE PROTEST AGAINST SCHOOL CUTS was last modified: February 26th, 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:BunbegDinny McGinleyprotestsschool cutslast_img read more

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Audley to begin Prizefighter against Dane

first_imgAudley Harrison will meet Denmark’s Claus Bertino in Saturday’s Prizefighter tournament and could face Martin Rogan in the semi-finals.The Bertino fight will be Harlesden’s much criticised former Olympic champion’s first since a crushing first-round defeat against heavyweight prospect David Price in October.A win would set up a clash with either Rogan, who previously beat Harrison, or former world title challenger Albert Sosnowski.Harrison, 41, won the Prizefighter trophy in October 2009, helping him secure an unsuccessful world title challenge against David Haye the following year.The tournament will take place at York Hall in Bethnal Green and will be live on Sky Sports.See also:Harrison destroyed by Price in first roundHarrison plans to continue boxing careerHarrison announces return to the 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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