GAA NEWS: MILFORD FACE LETTERKENNY GAELS AS THEY AIM TO KEEP PROMOTION HOPES ALIVE

first_imgSeniors/Reserves*Letterkenny Gaels v CLG BnaGPairc na Gael, Sunday @ 11am & 12.30pmOur Seniors and Reserves play their second last games of the season this Sunday away to Letterkenny Gaels. As it comes down to the wire for the Seniors they will be looking for a big 2 points in their quest for promotion and all support to make the short trip to Letterkenny would be much appreciated. The Reserves will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Naomh Brid at the weekend and keep themselves in contention for the Reserve title. Throw in times are at the early times of 11am for Reserves and 12.30 for the Seniors due to the Senior Championship Final at 4pm*Gaelic4Mothers & Others National Blitz*Good luck to our G4M&O team travel to the Naomh Mearnog Club in Portmarnock for the annual G4M&O Blitz this Saturday. *U16 Ladies*CLG BnaG v Fanad GaelsTBC, Tuesday 20th @ TBCOur U16 Ladies will take on neighbours Fanad Gaels in a playoff to determine who advances to the County Final. Time and venue for next Tuesdays day are yet to be announced but all support would be greatly appreciated.*Parish League Final*The Finals of U8 and U10 Parish Leagues will take place this Friday evening at 5.30 sharp. Hope everyone can be there to support the children for the final night of games this year. Presentations will take place afterwards on the pitch and refreshments will then be served in the clubhouse.*Intermediate Championship Quarter Final Replay*CLG BnaG 2-10 Naomh Brid 2-7The Seniors took another step towards promotion with a big two points over Naomh Brid on Saturday. They didn’t get off to an ideal start however when shortly after Cathal Mc Gettigan opened the scoring with a free but the Ballintra men nipped in for a goal after 3 minutes despite some last ditch blocks from Paddy Peoples and Gary Merritt. There were few scores in the opening quarter but it was Naomh Brid who got the next point before Pauric Curley got one for Na Galloglaigh after 17. Curley was involved again a minute later when he won a breaking ball off Luke Barrett to set Christopher Barrett away on a one on one with the keeper and he coolly finished to the bottom corner. Joey Cullen almost added a second goal a minute after that but his effort was well saved for a 45. From the resultant 45 McGettigan took it short to Gavin Grier who put it over the bar to put the blues 2 points up. This was certainly a purple patch for the lads as after 22 Gary Merritt scored a sublime score off his left foot and after 23 Kyle Black scored a lovely point from distance. Na Galloglaigh never really pushed on from this despite their dominance and it was the Ballintra men who got the last score of the half to leave it 1-5 to 1-2 at the break. The boys had been wasteful of possession throughout the half and just hadn’t quite got firing on all cylinders yet. Naomh Brid got the opening point of the half but this was quickly responded to by points from Kyle and Chippie before another Brid point on 43. McGettigan put another point between the sides before scoring a goal for himself after 45. Substitute Adam Serrinha, who done very well after replacing Jonny Logue, blocked a clearance before chipping the ball to McGettigan who didn’t have to break stride before finishing to the corner. Naomh Brid pointed just before Darragh Black got his name on the scoresheet but the margin was reduced to just 4 points after 51 minutes when Ballintra ghosted in for a goal. This made for a more nervy finale then it needed to be as Na Galloglaigh had been on top in almost all areas of the field. Serrinha found himself through to almost put 7 between the sides again before his heels were clipped and a Naomh Brid defender received a black card. Luke Barrett scored the free to put 5 between the sides. Naomh Brid scored 2 late points but the 2 points that matter go to Na Galloglaigh who are now 5 points clear of Burt in second, although they have 2 games in hand. The boys should have won this game today more comfortably and were well on top in defence, possession, and chances created, but just lacked that clinical edge they have shown all year that they are capable of. Nevertheless a win is a win and thats all that will matter from the last 2 games of the season either. Next fixture for the boys is away to Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday 18th October. Team: Sean Gallagher, Gary Merritt (0-1), Sean Black, Kieran Sheridan, Gavin Grier (0-1), Enda McHugh, Darragh Black (0-1), Joey Cullen, Luke Barrett (0-1), Kyle Black (0-2), Pauric Curley (0-1), Jonny Logue, Paddy Peoples, Cathal McGettigan (1-2) Christopher Barrett (1-1). Subs: Adam Serrinha for Logue (37m), Tj Evesson, Paul Grier, Kane Barrett, Patrick Ferry*Reserves*CLG BnaG 2-10 Naomh Brid 3-11The Reserves hopes of a Division 3 Reserve league title took a big blow on Saturday when they went down by 4 points to Naomh Brid. They got off to a great start when Dylan Hegarty found the net after 2 minutes and were well on top in the opening exchanges but didn’t reflect that on the scoreboard. Naomh Brid scored a goal in the last minute of normal time in the half to leave just 2 between them at the half, 1-5 to 1-3. Na Galloglaigh got off to another good start in the second half when Kieran Gorman got himself a goal after 33 minutes, but there was an instant reply from Naomh Brid as they went up the field to score a goal themselves. Again the boys had been playing well but were guilty of not taking chances. Naomh Brid went ahead after 38 and left Na Galloglaigh with a lot to do when they got their third goal after 42. With the boys 4 points down and battling hard against a resilient Ballintra outfit Dean Burgess made himself a great goal in injury time chance but his effort unfortunately went narrowly wide. The boys didn’t do themselves justice on the day against a harder working Naomh Brid side and will be relying on other results to go their way if they are to win the title. Team: Gavin McFadden, Barry McNulty, Cormac Friel, Ryan Ferry (0-1), Paul Grier (0-1), Dean Burgess, Kieran Gorman (1-1), Anthony Fisher (0-1), Caolan Mc Gettigan (0-3), Paul Fisher (0-2), Luke Trearty, Dylan Hegarty (1-1), Patrick Ferry. Subs: Emmet Conaghan for McNulty (5m), Caolan Bolton and Ciaran McHugh for Trearty and Hegarty (HT), Paddy Mc Carron and Martin Doyle for Conaghan and R. Ferry (40m), Conall McFadden *U16 Ladies*Our U16 Girls are through to a playoff with Fanad Gaels to decide who advances into the County Final. Date and venue for this game is yet to be announced*U1 Girls Parish League*The U12 Girls Parish League continues this Friday at 6pm with the Final scheduled for Friday 16th at 6pm*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 2-10-12-13. No jackpot winner, 2 drawn winners, win €35 each. Jim Gormally and Vincent Ferry. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,220. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169 *Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2015 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2015 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com *CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD FACE LETTERKENNY GAELS AS THEY AIM TO KEEP PROMOTION HOPES ALIVE was last modified: October 13th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more

Stuffed bear gets new home after makeover

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Check one more animal off the wish list of the Placerita Nature Center. A stuffed and mounted grizzly bear arrived at the center Monday, donated by a Tujunga Canyon woman who heard about the center’s plea for well-preserved roadkill. The young male bear, which stands about 6 feet 4 inches tall, was about 2 years old when Sandy Tietjen’s grandfather killed it long ago, naturalist Ian Swift said. Before its arrival at the Newhall nature park, the bear got a touch-up from taxidermist Martin Ramirez, who fixed one of its feet, repaired the area around its mouth and mended a small tear on the bear’s chest. “We are really excited to have this bear,” Swift said. “I would say on a scale of unusualness, this is a 10.” Swift said that a recent Daily News story about the center’s request for relatively intact dead animals sparked widespread attention, resulting in the donation of some bats and song birds as well as the bear. He pointed out that several animals are still on the wish list, including a black bear, a mule deer, a skunk and “a better raccoon.” “The one we have drowned in a pool, but his fur isn’t as soft and lustrous as it should be, (and) his tail looks more like a rat tail,” he said. “And if we get a skunk, it needs to be one that hasn’t released its scent gland, which only happens about a third of the time. Let’s just say we’re looking for one that died peacefully.” For now, the grizzly holds court in a classroom at the center, but Swift plans to give it more prominent placement when renovations to the center are complete in 2006. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Track And Field Opens Outdoor Season With 29 Top-10 Finishes At No. 3 Arkansas

first_imgTriple Jump1. Taryn Rolle, 39-5.75 Drake Individual Women’s Results100 Meters13. Mariah Crawford, 12.57 800 Meters2. Xavier Lechleitner, 1:55.224. George Webb, 1:56.135. Cory Erickson, 1:56.79 1,500 Meters3. Josh Yeager, 3:54.57    11. Matt Cozine, 4:03.66 200 Meters8. Mary Young, 24.73       17. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.3019. Ebele Okoye, 25.4824. Mariah Crawford, 25.60 Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) recorded the team’s only title on the day by winning the triple jump with a leap of 39-5.75. Earlier in the day she finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 18-3, an outdoor personal best for the junior. Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) recorded a pair of top-10 finishes for the men’s team in the sprints by taking fifth in the 100 meters in 10.75 and fourth in the 200 meters in 21.45. In the distance events, freshman Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) finished second in the un-seeded section of the 800 meters in 1:55.22 while sophomore Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) was third in the seeded section of the 1,500 meters with a personal best of 3:54.57. Pole Vault5. Erik Olson, 14-1.25 On the track, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) recorded a personal best in the 200 meters to finish eighth in 24.73 and also took fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.76. In the 400-meter hurdles, Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) finished sixth with a personal best of 1:03.77. Drake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters5. Caulin Graves, 10.755. Demetrius Shelton, 10.7515. Aaron Chier, 11.0119. Deonne Witherspoon, 11.0926. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.34 3,000 Meters8. Kyle Brandt, 8:39.3711. Kyle Cass, 8:44.67 3,000-Meter Steeplechase3. Chris Kaminski, 9:40.74 400-Meter Hurdles3. Hudson Priebe, 53.274. Malik Metivier, 53.778. Dominic Lombardi, 55.0311. Tyler Zak, 56.36 The Bulldogs combated cool, rainy conditions all afternoon Saturday after weather force the postponement of much of Friday’s schedule. However, the weather-tested team responded well against a field that included the host, Wichita State, Oklahoma State, Missouri State, Tulsa and some of the top junior college programs in the Midwest. 200 Meters4. Demetrius Shelton, 21.458. Caulin Graves, 21.7019. Aaron Chier, 22.5821. Nihad Ejubovic, 22.6525. Deonne Witherspoon, 22.8526. Blair Barrow, 22.9529. Maxwell Harlan, 23.07 Long Jump6. Taryn Rolle, 18-311. Brittani Griesbaum, 17-7.5 110-Meter Hurdles7. Dominic Lombardi, 15.06            9. Hudson Priebe, 15.14 1,500 Meters7. Morgan Garcia, 5:00.11 4×100-Meter Relay6. Drake, 40.76 400-Meter Hurdles6. Victoria Coombe, 1:03.77           15. Bryce Lang, 1:08.51 High Jump4. Taylor Patton, 4-11 Story Links Arkansas Spring InvitationalMarch 24-25 – Fayetteville, Ark. 400 Meters11. Blair Barrow, 50.2117. Maxwell Harlan, 52.39 Discus11. Michael Dolan, 113-4 Hammer Throw6. Michael Dolan, 147-8 The Bulldogs continue their strong open to the outdoor season next weekend as they again face some of the nation’s top team at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, March 29-31. Complete Results (PDF) 800 Meters8. Meghan Kearney, 2:19.629. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:20.2513. Kaylen Rettig, 2:23.7415. Kayla Giuliano, 2:24.8516. Samantha Nielsen, 2:25.48 4×400-Meter Relay6. Drake, 46.95 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Drake University track and field teams opened their outdoor season with 29 top-10 finishes and a series of personal bests at the Arkansas Spring Invitational, hosted by No. 3 Arkansas. 400 Meters12. Rai Ahmed-Green, 57.3713. Ebele Okoye, 57.39 100-Meter Hurdles4. Mary Young, 13.769. Victoria Coombe, 14.7120. Bryce Lang, 16.93  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Shows First Look At Upcoming Season With Blue-White Exhibition

first_imgThe Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center Nov 4, at 2 p.m. for their first exhibition game against Coe College. Story Links The Drake University Men’s basketball team welcomed fans back to the Knapp Center Sunday, Oct. 7, afternoon for the program’s Blue-White exhibition presented by True North. The Bulldogs faced off against each other in four, eight-minute simulation games. The lineups for the Blue and White teams changed each game as first-year head coach Darian DeVries showcased the Bulldogs’ new-look roster.Antonio Pilipovic (Cologne, Germany) opened the first game with a three-pointer for the White team. Tremell Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) responded for Blue scoring twice in the first minute and a half. The teams were tied going into the final minute when senior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis) scored the final points to give Blue the 9-7 win.Game two started off with three three-pointers from Nick Norton (Bloomington, Ill.) and D.J. Wilkins (Merrillville, Ind.) for Blue and Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) for White. Nick McGlynn went 2-for-2 at the line with 90 seconds left in the game to give White a one-point lead, but Norton’s buzzer beater got the 21-20 win for Blue.”I think the biggest thing people will like about this team is how hard they play and how connected they play,” said Drake head coach Coach Darian Devries. “They’re a hungry group and they love playing basketball. I told them today to have fun with it, play for the joy of it and put on a show for the crowd.”Tremell Murphy scored first in game three for the White team, but senior McGlynn responded quickly with a three-pointer for Blue. With 2:40 left in the game Norton brought Blue’s lead to seven points with back-to-back threes. White fell to Blue 23-15 in game three.Game four started with a tip-in for White from Ellingson. But Blue tied the game in the first minute with a dunk from Tremell Murphy. McGlynn scored back-to-back baskets to put White on top. In the final minute, Norton scored a three-point for Blue after a steal but it wasn’t enough as Blue fell 18-10 to White in the final game.”Once they settled in, I was really happy with our guys’ effort,” DeVries said. “They were excited to play today and be in front of some people. It was exciting to get things going and move on to that next exhibition game.” Print Friendly Version Photos last_img read more

Councillor: NATO warships refuelling at Irish ports ‘a clear breach of our neutrality’

first_imgIndependent Councillor Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig has slammed the refuelling of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) vessels at Irish ports.The Councillor says that the Dutch NATO submarine that refuelled in Cork this weekend is “a clear breach of our neutrality.”He says: “Along with US Warplanes using Shannon, this is a clear breach of our neutrality and it shouldn’t be allowed. At a time when the European Union is pushing for an EU wide army, I think we should be protecting our neutral stance.” This follows the Dáil’s vote in December to participate in EU Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO).“NATO has had a big hand in bringing instability to the world in places like the Middle East and is currently engaged in aggressive military exercises on the Russian borders.“The Irish people were never asked to approve such warships refuelling in our ports and don’t believe many would be in favour of it.”Several protests have taken place in Cork against the refuelling of NATO and US warships. Speaking to The Irish Times following a protest last March, Cork Cllr Diarmuid Ó Cadhla says: “This type of collaboration with the US and Nato war effort exposes Irish people to attack – even though, as a people, we never agreed to such support for wars of aggression.” Councillor: NATO warships refuelling at Irish ports ‘a clear breach of our neutrality’ was last modified: February 4th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CorkNATOrefuellinglast_img read more