Pitt, Penn State to meet in Big 10-ACC Challenge

first_imgPittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, left, talks with Talib Zanna ina game on Nov. 9, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — In-state rivals Penn State and Pittsburgh are facing off again — on the basketball court.The Pennsylvania programs will be pitted against each other in this year’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The Nittany Lions will visit the Panthers on Dec. 3.Penn State and Pitt last met in 2005, when the Panthers won 94-51 in Pittsburgh.Pitt, which is moving from the Big East to the ACC next season, leads the all-time series with Penn State 76-68.The schools are also renewing their longtime football rivalry for a four-year series starting in 2016.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2015

first_imgThomas Proctor3264319%$461,850 SHARED BELIEF ON TARGET FOR $1 MILLION BIG ‘CAPUNDEFEATED DORTMUND WORKS, SAN FELIPE NEXT? STEVENS RECALLS SEABISCUIT AND GEORGE WOOLFKOBE‘S BACK IS BACK FOR THE SAN CARLOS STAKESPURE TACTICS STEPS UP IN GRADE I KILROE MILEPOTENTIALLY BIG PAY DAYS LOOM ON BIG ‘CAP DAYRIDING GREAT JERRY LAMBERT DEAD AT AGE OF 74 Mike Puype6251088%$278,896 Peter Eurton55118720%$546,828 Carla Gaines3154216%$317,105 Felipe Valdez3166519%$146,798 James Cassidy4575916%$270,050 RATTATAPTAP KNOCKING ON DOOR FOR SANTA YSABEL WINRattataptap suffered her only loss in three starts in the Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 3. Whatever chance she had in the Grade III race went out the window at the start, when she hopped and bobbled.After that, she pretty much did the best she could, eventually finishing some 18 lengths behind victorious Seduire. Aside from that, Rattataptap would be perfect, since she won her two other starts, her last by 4 ¾ lengths at Santa Anita on Jan. 29.At 1 1/16 miles, the Santa Ysabel is the first start beyond 6 ½ furlongs for the daughter of Tapit, trained by Jeff Bonde for Mark DeDomenico, Jerry Durant and Michael House.“She’s training really well and her last start, she looked like she had plenty left, as to going a little further,” Bonde said.The Santa Ysabel: Danette, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Curling’s Fox, Mike Smith, 5-2; Enchanting Lady, Martin Garcia, 3-1; Achiever’s Legacy, Gary Stevens, 15-1; Rainha da Bateria, Tiago Pereira, 10-1; Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Rattataptap, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Stella Wind, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; and Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1.KOBE‘S BACK RETURNS IN SAN CARLOS STAKESKobe isn’t back, but Kobe’s Back is back. A 4-year-old son of Flatter trained by Peter Eurton for owners C R K Stable, Kobe’s Back is named for the sidelined Lakers’ superstar Kobe Bryant.After a seven-month absence, Kobe’s Back is scheduled to make his return to the races in next Saturday’s Grade II San Carlos Stakes for 4-year-olds and up at seven furlongs. The gray colt has been working forwardly under Gary Stevens, who rides in the San Carlos.“He’s been working really well,” Eurton said, “and Gary and I both love the seven-eighths. Eventually, Gary even thinks he’ll go a lot further, which is something he’s never been able to do, although he did try twice (clipping heels in the CashCall Futurity at 1 1/16 miles in December 2013 and finishing an eventful seventh in the Grade II Rebel on a wet/fast track at 1 1/16 miles last March).“But the San Carlos is the plan for now. If he does well there, we’ll just kind of take one race at a time. But he is training very well. He loves this race track. He’s doing well here.“He missed all that time because of minor knee surgery. They took a little flake out, then they brought him back a couple months later.” Bob Baffert661314920%$1,231,398 Tiago Pereira80971211%$303,424 Elvis Trujillo14016171111%$997,792 Mark Glatt4678715%$371,324 Santiago Gonzalez5955118%$188,354 Joseph Talamo15217162511%$1,180,122 SANTA ANITA HOSTS SEABISCUIT SCREENING SATURDAY, STEVENS AVAILABLEIn celebration of the 75th anniversary of the mighty Seabiscuit’s win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Park will host a post race screening of the 2003 blockbuster hit movie “Seabiscuit” following the races this Saturday.The film, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, starred Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy and active Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. It is regarded by many as perhaps the greatest racetrack-themed film of all time. (Stevens, who played the legendary George Woolf in the film, will be available to media prior to the screening in the Paddock Area).“Seabiscuit is a great part of Santa Anita history, thanks to his storied win in the Big ‘Cap, followed by the book and the movie, in which I was able to portray George Woolf,” Stevens said Thursday morning. “That was a great honor for me.“It’s been 12 years since the movie, but it doesn’t seem like it. It seems like only yesterday. Seabiscuit is a great piece of history, along with Santa Anita.”Admission to the Seabiscuit movie screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free to fans attending the races ($5 General Admission). For those arriving after 5 p.m., admission is $10.Along with being nominated for Best Picture, Seabiscuit, which was directed by Gary Ross, also received Academy Award nominations for: Best Writing; Adapted Screenplay; Best Cinematography; Best Film Editing; Best Art Direction/Set Decoration; Best Costume Design; and Best Sound Mixing.“Seabiscuit” will be shown on a giant 60-foot screen in Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area and the track will also provide several Food Trucks and Dessert options as well as music for fans to enjoy in conjunction with the screening.The Seabiscuit event will serve as a prelude to the 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap a week from Saturday, March 7.For more information on the Seabiscuit screening and to make reservations for the Santa Anita Handicap, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. Martin Garcia9317131218%$1,263,760 Brice Blanc3162319%$239,262 Brandon Boulanger915585%$163,086 DORTMUND COULD RUN IN SAN FELIPE NEXT SATURDAYDortmund, unbeaten in four starts and a major player on the Triple Crown trail, workedseven furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Thursday morning in 1:25.60 under regular rider Martin Garcia. Dortmund galloped out a mile in 1:38.Asked if the son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown was possible to start in next Saturday’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles instead of waiting for the Santa Anita Derby on April 4, trainer Bob Baffert said, “anything’s possible.”Promising maiden winner Prospect Park, definite at this point for the San Felipe, is scheduled to work shortly for the $400,000 race that offers 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner.“I brought him up from San Luis Rey the day before yesterday,” trainer Cliff Sise Jr. said. “He galloped great here Wednesday, and now we’ve got to determine whether we work tomorrow or Saturday,” depending on the weather. “I’d rather work Saturday, because that’s a week out (from the race), but, you can’t work if the track’s closed.”            Also probable for the San Felipe are unbeaten Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho and Baffert trainee Lord Nelson, who upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1.Ocho Ocho Ocho worked six furlongs for Jim Cassidy Thursday in a bullet 1:12, while El Camino Real Derby winner Metaboss, scheduled to run in the Spiral at Turfway Park on March 27 for trainer Jeff Bonde, worked five furlongs in 1:02.80. Drayden Van Dyke13215151811%$817,156 Tyler Baze18124191813%$1,360,584 Mario Gutierrez724946%$258,540 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Kent Desormeaux11924221520%$1,366,650 Flavien Prat80109713%$509,086 Martin Pedroza1171117159%$506,004 Mike Smith7215141121%$1,337,491 Michael Pender2964221%$155,720 Rafael Bejarano16440252224%$1,841,334 Jerry Hollendorfer10721141620%$2,077,638 A. C. Avila2261327%$149,974 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Jeff Bonde2590336%$320,760 $1 MILLION LATE PICK 4 GUARTANTEE ON BIG ‘CAP DAYShared Belief is expected to rule a prohibitive favorite in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, but that won’t prevent fans from trying to land a game-changing score.There will be huge guaranteed pools that day, including a $1 million Late Pick 4 and a $150,000 Pick 6, in addition to three other graded stakes besides the Big ‘Cap, with Triple Crown hopefuls spotlighted in the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes.Also, there will be a Beerfest and live music in the infield. First post time will be 12 noon.RACING MOURNS PASSING OF TOP RIDER JERRY LAMBERTJerry Lambert, one of California’s leading jockeys through the 1960s and ’70s was found dead Monday morning at his place of employment, Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., by his daughter, Lacey, who is also employed at the farm.Born in Clyde, Kansas, on Dec. 27, 1940, Lambert, 74, was best known as the regular rider of the jet-black Hall of Fame gelding Native Diver, with whom Lambert won three consecutive Hollywood Gold Cups in 1965, ’66 and ’67. “The Black Horse” as Lambert often referred to him, had a keen temperament and front-running style that was perfectly complemented by Lambert’s deft touch.“He was a great rider,” said retired Hall of Fame jockey Donald Pierce. “I rode with him from the time he came to California in 1961 until I retired (early 1984). Anytime he was in a race, you had to deal with him because he didn’t make mistakes. He was very quiet, very low key and he’d come and beat you when you’d least expect it. He was a lot like Shoe. He was very quiet to be around and to ride with.”Santa Anita’s leading Winter/Spring Meet rider in 1967-’68 with 77 winners in 72 days of racing, “Clyde” as he was known to his contemporaries, was also leading rider at Santa Anita’s Oak Tree Meeting in 1972 with 30 winners. Known as a great judge of pace and blessed with light hands and a cool demeanor, Lambert’s career was often stymied by his love of the outdoors, which resulted in a number of protracted absences from the saddle.“I think maybe the best indication of how good he was, was that every time he came back, he had a lot of business,” said Pierce. “Buster Millerick (trainer of Native Diver) loved him and whenever Jerry would come back to ride, Buster put him on horses which was very unusual then, ’cause those older guys didn’t like it when you took off and were gone for a while. Most of the time, when you took off, those horses went to other jocks and that’s the way it was.”Lambert, who was also Del Mar’s leading rider in 1967, was an integral part of one of American Racing’s all-time greatest match races, which pitted trainer A.T. “Tommy” Doyle’s Typecast against trainer Willard Proctor’s Convenience at a mile and one eighth on June 17, 1972 at Hollywood Park.Typecast, who was ridden by Bill Shoemaker, was favored over Convenience, but Lambert, in the opinion of many observers, rode a race for the ages, enabling Convenience to prevail by a head in a $250,000 winner-take-all thriller witnessed by an on-track crowd of 53,575.“Not too many people out-rode Shoemaker, but Jerry had him in his hip pocket that day,” said trainer Tom Proctor, who was a 16-year-old groom at the time. “He had Shoe in a bad spot going into the first turn and again when they turned for home. He had Shoe where he wanted him and he drifted out, so Shoe had to come inside. I never saw my dad get nervous, but he was that day. There were 53,000 ‘paid’ there and from the time the horses came into the old paddock in front of the grandstand, I don’t think anyone sat down. Jerry was a horse-backer and that was a big win for Glen Hill Farm.”Lambert enjoyed a career resurgence in 1987, riding at Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields for trainers such as Jack Arterburn and Jerry Dutton, but his roll was derailed when he sustained a life-threatening spill going into the far turn at Pleasanton in July, ’87, which resulted in a broken cheekbone, broken ankle and collapsed lung.Commenting on the incident in a Los Angeles Times article on Feb. 1, 1988, veteran turf writer and handicapper Gordon Jones said, “Too bad. Jerry Lambert was riding as well as I’ve ever seen him ride, and then for that to happen . . . ”Lambert was a winner of the 1995 Darley Award, given annually to America’s top Arabian-bred jockey and he finished up his riding career at Los Alamitos, where he dominated the track’s Arabian-bred standings from 1994-1998.“Jerry may’ve had the best set of hands I’ve ever seen,” said Los Al track announcer, Ed Burgart. “He sat a horse perfect and he never abused his mounts. They ran out of their minds for Jerry; he just had that magic touch.”A winner of Santa Anita’s George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1971, Lambert, who broke his maiden on a half-mile bullring in Shelby, Montana, in 1958, won 2,535 Thoroughbred races and retired with 42 stakes wins at Santa Anita, 54 at Hollywood Park and 30 stakes triumphs at Del Mar.According to Lacey Lambert, her father, who had been in poor health, died of natural causes. Funeral services are pending.FINISH LINES: Winning Prize, scratched from Sunday’s Joe Hernandez Stakes when the race was moved from turf to dirt, worked seven furlongs on turf Thursday in 1:30 for the Kilroe under the tutelage of Neil Drysdale . . . Tom Quigley‘s guest handicappers in the East Paddock Gardens this weekend at 11:20 a.m. will be Steve Unite, Horseplayer and 2007 Jeopardy Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist on Saturday, and jockey Aaron Gryder on Sunday . . . Popular Santa Anita horn blower Jay Cohen will host the show at Pasadena’s Ice House on Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 22) OWNERS ‘NITA WINNER’ IN GRADE I KILROE MILEPure Tactics jumps from a victory in the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf to the grassy Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile next Saturday, but Doug O’Neill is optimistic about the chances of the Texas-bred horse, who has nine wins from 21 career starts.“He’s very versatile,” the trainer said. “We do think his best distance is eight furlongs. Obviously, the Kilroe is a big step up from the restricted stakes he just won, but he’s doing well and it’s in our own back yard.“The owners are great people, super-patient, Doug and Anita Cole, from the Midwest. They own a bunch of spas that are like the Burk Williams spas in California. His wife’s name is Nita, so Doug made a play on words by calling the ownership ‘Nita Winner’ LLC.” Corey Nakatani831481217%$708,118 Edwin Maldonado781141014%$398,026 Gary Stevens6611101217%$926,020 Peter Miller1001820818%$1,036,136 Fernando Perez1151014109%$507,022 Richard Baltas4487318%$335,038 Victor Espinoza11921241418%$1,370,508 Ron Ellis3883621%$303,180 Doug O’Neill103910159%$554,436 John Sadler788141210%$595,976 Mark Casse4385519%$633,598 Philip D’Amato47118723%$507,210 Hector Palma2363126%$129,150 Richard Mandella4287719%$418,586 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won SHARED BELIEF WORKS WELL FOR SANTA ANITA HANDICAPOnce-beaten male 2-year-old champion of 2013 Shared Belief worked five furlongsTuesday in 1:00.40 at Golden Gate Fields and will have one more major drill over the Tapeta surface at his home base next Tuesday before vanning Wednesday morning to Santa Anita for final preparations for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap next Saturday, March 7.“He’ll be checked out after that last work and if everything’s OK, ship early Wednesday and arrive at Santa Anita around noon,” said Dan Ward, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s assistant.San Pasqual Stakes winner Hoppertunity worked five furlongs Thursday in a minute flat, after which Bob Baffert said he would wait for the Big ‘Cap weights, to be released late this Saturday, before making a final decision on Hoppertunity’s Big ‘Cap status. -30-last_img read more

Ricky Rubio returns with defeat and the Hornets are still in freefall

first_imgDiscreet performance of the base, with eight pointsWilly also lost with eight points and seven rebounds Photo: Reuters The return of the Spanish base Ricky Rubio after overcoming his ankle discomfort has not prevented a new defeat of Phoenix Suns in his visit to Brooklyn Nets (119-97), while the Hornets of Willy Hernangómez have not been able to stand up in their feud before Orlando Magic (100-112).center_img The Suns continue their bad streak and fit their third consecutive setback to keep moving away from the playoff positions in the Western Conference, which already have five wins.Ricky Rubio played less than 19 minutes in his return to action in which he contributed 8 points (2/7 in shots), 3 rebounds and 2 assists. DeandreAyton (25 and 17 rebounds) was the best of some Suns who accused the bad day of their star Devin Booker (3/15 in the basket shot).Despite Kyrie Irving’s absence, the Nets were quite superior, especially in the third quarter, when they broke the game with a 35-21 run. With Caris LeVert (29) as the most outstanding man, the home team lived a placid end of the match to sign up for the victory.On the other hand, Willy Hernangómez played 21 minutes in which he added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists for some Hornets that continue in free fall and already have 11 defeats in their last 12 commitments, a streak that has sunk them until the twelfth place from the east.Faced with a rival of ‘his’ league like Orlando Magic, Charlotte could not find answers to stop Nikola Vucevic (22), Evan Fournier (17) and Aaron Gordon (16 and 12 rebounds) and added a new disappointment in the Spectrum Center .last_img read more

Fort St. John Snowshoe racer representing Canada in South Korea

first_imgJakubowski says that hometown motivation helps fuel her competitive fire.”I’ve got the city of Fort St. John behind me…When I see people at the track, I know I can’t let them down, so when I’m racing, I speed up. People cheering me on, that makes me go faster, and it makes me not want to stop, because I keep telling myself, yes there are people behind you watching, you can’t slow down now.”Opening ceremonies for the 2013 for Special Olympics World Games will be held January 29, with the competition running until February 5. Jakubowski adds that will be a more challenging aspect of the race to overcome than the actual physical act of showshoeing.She also says another challenge will be maintaining her regimented diet while in Korea, saying the addition of much spicier foods is something she also has to prepare for.However, all the factors leading up to her races won’t deter Jakubowski from achieving her set goals.”I’m aiming to bring some golds back, or a gold and a silver, or at least a bronze. I just want to bring a medal back for Canada.”She adds that winning a medal for her country would be great, but the real victory would be bringing a medal back to show her hometown supporters.Advertisement Jakubowski says that she can use that experience as motivation and that if she is ever trailing in a race, she can just imagine that moose chasing her to help improve her speed.Physically, she says she is healthy entering the competition, but that keeping free of sickness is tough with the constant outdoor training she puts her body through. However, she says lots of sleep, a balanced diet and an ample supply of green tea has provided her with top notch health.The snowshoe racer has also trained in Canmore, Alberta, to help simulate the thinner air of PyeongChang, due to the much higher elevation of the mountainous region.”We are higher up in the mountains, which is why we went to Canmore to do more training. So that way we know what the air is going to be like, which is the reason we are going there a bit earlier, to get used to the different air. It’s harder to run when you’re not use to certain air.”Advertisementcenter_img On January 24, Jakubowski will travel 11 hours to South Korea, where over the week-long span of the games she will compete in various snowshoe racing events, including the 1600 metre and 800 metre individual distances, the two races she feels will be the most challenging, along with a 4 X 100 relay race, in which she will run in the third position.Qualifying for the world-wide competition wasn’t an easy task to accomplish, as competitors must earn high scores at their respective nationals to gain entrance. Luckily for Jakubowski, a bronze medal in the 1600 metre event and gold medals in both the 800 and 400 metre distances earned the Peace Region athlete a chance to represent her country.She says competing at nationals was great preparation for South Korea, as it put her against her stiffest competition yet.- Advertisement -It’s an exciting trip for the athlete, who will not only be experiencing Korea for the first time, but will be competing in her first Special Olympics World Games.In preparation for this monumental competition, Jakubowski has been training three times a week in Fort St. John, setting up her own racing track in Mathews Park, where she can simulate a competitive race track. She says along with practicing on an actual track, the park provides some unexpected training obstacles as well.”I ended up getting chased by a moose through the park. We didn’t think it would come after me, and my coach told me to keep going, and yeah, it came after me.”Advertisementlast_img read more

GAEILGE Na hARDTEISTE AR RnaG

first_imgA new six-part series on Raidió na Gaeltachta is to look at all aspects of the Irish Leaving Cert exam.Presented by Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, the first three programmes will focus on the oral part of the exam.Other areas covered will include poetry, prose and composition. The series will also offer lots of tips, advice to help students.Gaeilge na hArdteiste will start on Sunday March 1st – March 6th.GAEILGE Na hARDTEISTE AR RnaG was last modified: February 25th, 2015 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:gaeilgeLeaving certProgrammeRnaGlast_img read more

NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTS

first_imgNorth Western Golfing Alliance Narin/Portnoo G.C.Saturday 22nd October 2011 Par 73 S.S.S.73Ist Net Eamonn McGlinchey (9) Letterkenny G.C. 68 2nd Nett John Callan (5) Ballycastle G.C.                  713rd Nett Odran McGettigan (24) Strabane G.C.     72 B.O.T.4th Nett   James Callan (10) Strabane G.C.               725thn Nett   Pat Keating (18) Letterkenny G.C.             73 6TH Nett   George McCay (21) Strabane G.C.               74 B.O.T.1st Gross   Sean Quigg (2) City Of Derry G.C.                752Nd Gross   Enda Kennedy (Scr) Rosapenna G.C.           77 B.O.T.3RD Gross   Connor Mallon (scr) Narin/Portnoo G.C.    77 B.O.T.4TH Gross   Noel Callan (scr) Faughan Valley G.C.             77 5TH Gross   Derek McNeill (2) Ballybofey/Stranorlar G.C. 786TH Gross    James Kelly (5) City Of Derry G.C.                        79The following had a “2” S.Quigg,W.O’Brien,E.Corry,J.Blake,A.Corry, M.Bradley,G.King,James Callan,O.McGettigan,G.McElhinney,S.Devlin,N.Patton,while E.McGlinchey had 2 of them.The weather for golf has really moved into winter mode when the Alliance came to play Nairn/Portnoo on Saturday last. The day dawned with slight wind and a gentle drizzle of rain, the wind then increased and came in gusts driving showers of rain ahead of it .There were two very heavy showers one at 9 o’clock and another at 11 and then the clouds parted and the sun came out .The early starters got soaked twice while the later starters got just the one .This was reflected in the scoring with those with the later starting times making the most of the advantage that the weather gave them. In the previous competitions this year Enda Kennedy has finished each time as the winner of the Gross. On this occasion he had to give best to Sean Qugg by two strokes.However for a change it was a competitor in the Nett section who had the score of the day .Eamonn McGlinchey a nine Handicapper  from Letterkenny set the course alight .After nine he had used up 6 of his shots and had given no indication of what was to come .He pared the par 5 10th birdied the next two dropped a shot at the par 5 13th ,followed this with two pars had a further birdie at 16 dropped a shot at the 17th and birdied the 18th for a 36 ,two under gross and it gave him the best Gross score for the back nine. The main nett prize was his by three strokes.In the Gross section it was Sean Quigg, as already mentioned who showed a liking for the Links .He was out in 2 under courtesy of birdies at 7 and 8.However this back nine faltered with a double bogey at the par 3 11th .he dropped 2 further strokes but his excellent first nine meant that none of his pursuers could catch him and he finished with two shots to spare..It is interesting to look at the cards of those behind him. After nine Derek McNeill was in hot pursuit with level par however his chances nosedived when he bogied the 11th and followed this with a triple on the par 4 12th.Noel Callan and James Kelly had 36 after nine but a triple bogey at 15 put out James. Noel played very steadily but he lost 3 to par on the back.  While Connor Mallon who was also 37 for the first nine had a double bogey at 11 to put paid to his chance of glory .Enda Kennedy had a level par back nine but his 4 over on the first nine left him with too much to do.In the competition for Golfer of the year Odran McGettigan leads the Nett while Enda Kennedy is out in front in the Gross.Next Competition Saturday 5th November 2011 Ballyliffin G.C.NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTS was last modified: October 24th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE RESULTSlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: CRUIT ISLAND GC NOTES

first_imgBrian McCormick – Single Stroke – July 1st 2012  1st Gerry Breslin 65 b.o.t2nd Cathal Doherty 65Gross John Bonner 743rd Alan Gillespie 66  Front Nine Declan GillespieBack Nine Paddy Ban GallagherGOLF NEWS: CRUIT ISLAND GC NOTES was last modified: July 2nd, 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:Cruit Island Golf Club noteslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GOALKEEPER O’DONNELL LINES OUT FOR DCU AGAINST DUBS

first_imgGlenswilly GAA notesLadies Board meetingThe Ladies Board will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday 21st January at 8pm in the clubhouse. Ladies trainingThe senior ladies team start training on Tuesday, 19th of January in the Aura Centre at 7.45pm. Anyone who wishes to train for the senior ladies is welcome to come along. The cost is €4 per person to cover costs.Dinner danceA quick reminder that the dinner dance will take place in the Station House Hotel on Saturday, January 30th next at 8pm. Music is by The Cufflinks. Anyone looking for tickets should contact club treasurer Bryan Faul. CongratsCongrats to the club’s senior goalkeeper Phillip O’Donnell who lined out for Dublin City University in O’Byrne Cup recently against Carlow IT and Dublin. Well done Phillip.LottoThe winner of last week’s lotto was Niall Falbane from Churchill who had three numbers. The winning numbers were 2,7,19 and 23. Next week’s jackpot is €1,880.Bingo Bingo continues in the hall each and every Wednesday night starting at 9pm.Keep fit and Couch to 5KA number of keep fit classes are now operating in the clubhouse throughout the week. The adult keep-fit class takes place on Monday nights at 7pm. The juvenile (aged 7 and over) takes place each Tuesday night from 7pm and the Couch to 5K takes place on Wednesday nights, also from 7pm. All classes are taken under the watchful eyes of Martin o’Donnell and Jimmy Carolyn.Tesco vouchers The club has been chosen by Tesco in Letterkenny for the monthly community fund. If any members do their shopping in Tesco, they are asked to collect the blue vouchers and donate them to the Glenswilly fund. We are very thankful to Tesco for choosing the club as part of the community fund.Minor Board meetingThe club will host its next minor board meeting in the clubhouse on Monday, January 25th next at 7.55pm. At least one manager from each group is asked to be there.Monthly meetingThe general monthly meeting will take place directly after the minor board meeting at 9pm on January 25th next. A delegate will be elected to replace County Board delegate Paddy Tinney who is now Assistant Treasurer with the Donegal County Board.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GOALKEEPER O’DONNELL LINES OUT FOR DCU AGAINST DUBS was last modified: January 19th, 2016 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

CHAMPIONS! LIFFORD CELTIC U16 BOYS LAND LEAGUE TITLE

first_imgLifford Celtic U16 boys have won the East Donegal LeagueSOCCER: Lifford Celtic U16 boys have been crowned Champions tonight.The Border town club won the East Donegal league tonight with an emphatic 6-1 win over a strong Ballybofey side.Cappry Rovers and Lagan Harps could only draw. So that result meant the Lifford Hoops were very hoopy indeed!Lifford manager Dermott Foy said tonight: “The lads were outstanding all season. They put in all the hard work and thoroughly deserved the Championship.“It’s a great night for them and a great night for the club.”  CHAMPIONS! LIFFORD CELTIC U16 BOYS LAND LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: March 29th, 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:lifford celticU16’slast_img read more

Shock as another Donegal post office to close at end of month

first_imgAnother Donegal post office is set to close its doors for good at the end of this month.Kilcar Post Office is to join a raft of other postal outlets to close their doors across the county this year.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has expressed his shock at the decision by An Post. He said “Kilcar Post Offices effectively serves the entire Parish of Kilcar, as there is no other Post Office within the district. Not for the first time have, I stated that there is no strategic thinking in how An Post are permanently closing these Post Offices; this post Office is critical to the overall services provided for the town of Kilcar.”Based in the precedent of previous appeals which were lodged with An Post regarding the numerous other post office closures, he added that it seems to be a pointless exercise but the community of Kilcar must make every effort in order to save their post office stated Pat the CopeHe added “The ultimate decision that has allowed these post office closures was signed off on by this present Government; and it certainly is doing untold damage to rural Ireland. The loss of a post office to any town or village has such a massive devastating effect on that area.“The Government continues in its failing to fully understand what it is like for rural communities, it is the most anti-rural Government in the history of this state and this is another example of those disastrous policies that is ultimately shutting down rural Ireland step by step.” Shock as another Donegal post office to close at end of month was last modified: June 13th, 2019 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:closuredonegalkilcarPat The Cope Gallagherpost officelast_img read more