Men shrug off losses, prepare for No. 3 OSU

first_imgMen shrug off losses, prepare for No. 3 OSUThe women’s team will attempt to end a three-match losing streak against two lower-ranked opponents. Charlie ArmitzApril 5, 2012Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintIt’s not often that a team simply shrugs off two important road losses.But the No. 47 Gophers men’s tennis team, after losing at Northwestern and Illinois last weekend, is attempting to do just that in preparation for this weekend’s home matches against Penn State and Ohio State.Head coach Geoff Young said he thinks the team is playing well and with confidence despite the losses, which ended a seven-match winning streak. Minnesota is 8-5 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten.The road doesn’t get any easier: Ohio State is ranked third in the nation and has won its last 84 Big Ten matches.“They’re as good as any other team in the country,” Young said. “If you go off results, they’re a notch above most of our other opponents.”The Buckeyes (23-2, 4-0 Big Ten) have won 25 of their last 27 individual matches since losing at then-No. 4 Georgia on March 21.They have won 25 individual matches in a row against the Gophers, including 11 wins last season.Minnesota plays the unranked Nittany Lions on Friday and the Buckeyes on Sunday. But Young said the outcome of Friday’s match, which heavily favors the Gophers, shouldn’t affect the team’s much-anticipated duel with Ohio State.“If we have to rely on beating other teams in order to be confident, then we have bigger problems,” Young said. “Penn State has good players too. We’re going to go out there and … stick to the identity of our own games and see what happens.”While the Gophers have relied on their depth for most of the season, they have competed better at the top of the singles lineup in recent matches.In Sunday’s 4-2 loss at Illinois, No. 80 Leandro Toledo upset the Illini’s No. 31 Roy Kalmanovich, winning the third set 6-0.A week earlier, the Gophers’ top singles player Rok Bonin nearly took down No. 10 Evan King of Michigan, falling in a third-set tiebreaker.Ohio State has singles players ranked at Nos. 5, 12, 54, 69 and 110 in the nation. It also has the nation’s top doubles team in Blaz Rola and Chase Buchanan.Rola, the Buckeyes’ No. 1 singles player, also posts a No. 716 ranking on the men’s professional circuit. Second-singles player Buchanan, who competed at the 2009 U.S. Open, is ranked No. 864. Young said his players have been able to compete with the nation’s best by maintaining a high level of aggressiveness. To upset the Buckeyes, they’ll need that and a whole lot more.Women seek mental toughness at PSU, OSUMental toughness is a critical element in tennis. For the No. 33 Gophers women’s tennis team, it’s been lacking amid a three-match losing streak.Each of Minnesota’s three losses came against top-25 opponents. This weekend, it gets a slight break as it travels to face No. 47 Penn State on Friday and unranked Ohio State on Sunday.For the Gophers (12-4, 2-3 Big Ten) to snap the streak, head coach Tyler Thomson said they will need to refocus and hold itself to a higher standard.“At this point in the season, tennis and the way that we’re hitting the ball becomes kind of secondary,” Thomson said. “It’s more about the mindset, taking the initiative, being proactive.”Thomson said he wasn’t happy with the team’s mindset during last Sunday’s 6-1 loss to then-No. 21 Illinois.“Our feet were like they were in quicksand,” Thomson said. “We were spectators more than we were participants. There has to be an urgency to act, and in Sunday’s match, there wasn’t.”As a team, the Gophers regressed Sunday from their 5-2 loss to Northwestern last Friday, which was closely contested until the last point. Alexa Palen, who has lost three straight singles matches after starting the season 12-0, said fatigue may be a factor in the team’s struggles.“Maybe in the middle of the season people are a little bit tired, but I think we have to get back to that mentality of just wanting it,” Palen said. “We all have it, but we just need to make sure we bring it out every single match.”The Nittany Lions and Buckeyes have combined to win just two of their last eight matches.Ohio State’s win against unranked Iowa last Sunday ended a seven-match losing streak. The Buckeyes are 6-12 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten.The Gophers haven’t lost to a ranked team all year, and they are 12-0 against teams outside the top-30.last_img read more

Remnants of Tropical Depression 2 affecting Dominica

first_img Share A tropical wave, the remnants of Tropical Depression number TWO, will continue to produce shower and thunderstorm activity mainly across the central and northern portions of the island chain during the next 12 to 24 hours.The Dominica Meteorological Service is therefore advising residents in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks to remain vigilant and exercise caution during the passage of this system.Moderate sea conditions are expected during the next 24 hours with swells peaking near 8.0 feet. Thereafter, a gradual improvement is expected. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution.The forecast for today and tonight is cloudy to overcast with scattered showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms.Dominica Vibes News Share 10 Views   no discussions LocalNews Remnants of Tropical Depression 2 affecting Dominica by: – July 24, 2014center_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Arsenal engaged in talks to sign Algerian superstar Brahimi

first_imgAdvertisement m8k3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E366k( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2e7Would you ever consider trying this?😱25bCan your students do this? 🌚n7gRoller skating! cb4See more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See morecgf7qBody tricks that only special people can do pt-13rb4pHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkies5bnlsh0A visualization of how Karma works 3us10qap718Powered by Firework Yacine Brahimi has been brilliant for FC Porto since a few years and his contract has finally ended, making the Algerian a free agent. Despite West Ham’s interest in the winger, Arsenal are in talks to sign him.Advertisement Brahimi enjoyed the best goalscoring campaign of his career to date last season, netting 13 goals in 49 appearances as Porto finished second behind champions Benfica.Advertisement The Algeria international joined Porto from Spanish side Granada in 2014 and has since scored 53 goals in 209 matches.Arsenal are set to miss out on Wilfried Zaha due to the massive fee set by Crystal Palace at 70M Euros. The North London outfit are eager to bolster their attack despite their low budget and it seems they’ll have to settle for the experienced Yacine Brahimi.Advertisement The Gunners also beat off competition from Turkey’s big three clubs – Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas – who saw proposals rejected by Brahimi. Advertisementlast_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgFri 28 Jul U14 Football Division 3, Venue: Killererin GAA Pitch, (Round 7), Killererin V Craughwell 19:00, Ref: Michael RuaneU14 Football Division 3, Venue: Kilkerrin-Clonberne, (Round 7), Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Caltra 19:00, Ref: Padraic KellyDivision 4 League, Venue: Kilconnell, (Round 6), St Gabriel’s V An Fhairche – Clonbur 19:45, Ref: Noel DempseyJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Castlegar, (Round 6), Bearna-Na Forbacha V Athenry 19:00, Ref: Paul FahyU13 Football Division 1B, Venue: Oughterard, (Round 7), Oughterard V St. James 19:00, Ref: Frank WalshU13 Football Division 1B, Venue: Killannin Community Pitch, (Round 7), Killanin V Oranmore-Maree 19:00, Ref: Noel CumminsU13 Football Division 1B, Venue: Barna Pitch, (Round 7), Barna V Moycullen 19:00, Ref: Peadar O CeallaighU13 Football Division 1B, Venue: Claregalway Knockdoemore, (Round 7), Claregalway V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Anthony CoyneU13 Football Division 2 B, Venue: Barna, (Round 7), Barna V St Michael’s 19:00, Ref: Tommy Faherty (S)U13 Football Division 2 B, Venue: Salthill-Knocknacarra, (Round 7), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 19:00, Ref: Mike BurkeU13 Football Division 2 B, Venue: An Spideal, (Round 7), An Spidéal V Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh 19:00, Ref: Adrian McPhilbinJunior A Football Championship North, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Round 1), Glinsk V Dunmore MacHales 19:30, Ref: Gerry DalyJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Beagh, (Round 7), Beagh V Abbeyknockmoy 19:00, Ref: Noel QuinnJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Killimor, (Round 7), Killimor V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 19:30, Ref: Peter CampbellU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Loughrea, (Cup Semi-Final), Killimordaly V Michael Cusacks 19:30, Ref: TBCU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ardrahan, (Shield Semi-Final), Ardrahan V Carnmore 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Semi-Final), Pádraig Pearses V Skehana 18:30, Ref: TBCU13 C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Semi-Final), Tuam V Kilconieron 19:30, Ref: TBCJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Baile Doite Pitch & Clubhouse, (Round 4), Moycullen V Mullagh 19:00, Ref: John KeaneJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Ballygar GAA Pitch, (Round 4), Ballygar V Loughrea 19:00, Ref: Sean MoranJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 5), Kinvara V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 19:00, Ref: Ronan StankardJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Menlo Emmet’s, (Round 5), Menlo Emmet’s V Turloughmore 19:00, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Clonfert, (Round 5), Ballinasloe V Meelick-Eyrecourt 19:30, Ref: Derek KellyJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Ballyloughnane, (Round 5), Liam Mellows V An Spidéal 19:00, Ref: Conor QuinlanJunior C1 Hurling Championship , Venue: Oranmore-Maree, (Round 3), Oranmore-Maree V Tuam 19:00, Ref: Paschal SheehanJunior C1 Hurling Championship , Venue: Cregg, (Round 3), Annaghdown V Craughwell 19:00, Ref: Michael MeliaCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Maigh Cuilinn, (Round 7), Moycullen V Salthill-Knocknacarra 20:00, Ref: Noel GorhamDivision 5 (North), Venue: Headford, (Round 7), Headford V Corofin 20:00, Ref: Austin O’ConnellDivision 6 (North), Venue: Brownesgrove, (Round 5), Cortoon Shamrocks V Kilkerrin-Clonberne 20:00, Ref: Tony KeatingDivision 6 (North), Venue: Athenry, (Round 5), Athenry V Kilconly 20:00, Ref: Martin CollinsDivision 7 (North), Venue: Menlough, (Round 7), Menlough V Killererin 20:00, Ref: Gerry MooreDivision 7 (North), Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 7), Tuam Stars V Monivea-Abbey 20:00, Ref: Anthony CoyneSat 29 Jul Division 1 League, Venue: Mervue, (Round 5), St. James V Tuam Stars 12:00, Ref: James MolloyDivision 1 League, Venue: The Prairie, (Round 6), Salthill-Knocknacarra V Menlough 18:00, Ref: Tommy Faherty (S)Division 2 League, Venue: St Michael’s, (Round 6), St Michael’s V Annaghdown 18:00, Ref: Frank KinneenDivision 3 League, Venue: Inis Oírr, (Round 2), Oileáin Arainn V Barna 13:00, Ref: Máirtín GríofaDivision 3 League, Venue: Dunmore, (Round 6), Dunmore MacHales V Headford 18:00, Ref: Gerry DalyJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 6), Sylane V Meelick-Eyrecourt 19:30, Ref: Leonard FayJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 5), Ballygar V Craughwell 18:00, Ref: Joe LarkinJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Kenny Park, (Round 5), Gort V Michael Breathnach 18:00, Ref: Seamus MoranJunior A Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 5), St Thomas V Skehana 19:30, Ref: Christopher BrowneJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Mullagh Hurling Club Grounds, (Round 7), Mullagh V Pádraig Pearses 19:00, Ref: Peter MurphyJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 7), Clarinbridge V Ballinasloe 19:00, Ref: John Mc DonaghJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Cappataggle, (Round 7), Cappataggle V Kiltormer 19:00, Ref: John RosneyJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Ballinderreen, (Round 7), Ballinderreen V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 19:00, Ref: Ger O ConnorJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Carnmore GAA Club , (Round 6), Carnmore V Oranmore-Maree 19:00, Ref: Fergal BerminghamJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Baile Doite Pitch & Clubhouse, (Round 6), Moycullen V Annaghdown 19:00, Ref: Murt CulainUnder 12 Hurling League – Group 5, Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 8), Pádraig Pearses V Micheal Breathnach 12:00, Ref: David CorbettCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Renvyle, (Round 7), Renvyle V Micheal Breathnach 18:30, Ref: Mairtin O MaininDivision 5 (North), Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 7), Mountbellew/Moylough V St. James 18:00, Ref: Sean LyonsDivision 6 (North), Venue: Williamstown, (Round 5), Williamstown V Caltra 18:00, Ref: John CahillDivision 7 (North), Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 7), Padraig Pearses V St Brendan’s 18:00, Ref: Lloyd KellyDivision 8A (North), Venue: Glenamaddy, (Round 5), Glenamaddy V Annaghdown 17:00, Ref: Charlie WardDivision 8A (North), Venue: Corofin , (Round 5), Corofin V Milltown 17:30, Ref: Padraic KellyDivision 8B (North), Venue: Oranmore, (Round 5), Oranmore-Maree V Claregalway 18:00, Ref: Michael RuaneMon 31 Jul Junior A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 6), Turloughmore V Liam Mellows 19:00, Ref: Kevin EganJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Leitrim Community Centre, (Round 5), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Ballinderreen 19:00, Ref: Joe LarkinTue 01 Aug Division 1 League, Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 6), Tuam Stars V Mountbellew/Moylough 19:45, Ref: Austin O’Connellprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Thu 27 Jul U13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Semi-Final), Craughwell V Loughrea 18:30, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Semi-Final), Turloughmore V Castlegar 19:30, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Shield Semi-Final), Clarinbridge V Athenry 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Bullaun, (Shield Semi-Final), Sarsfields V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 18:45, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Craughwell, (Cup Semi-Final), Liam Mellows V Sylane 18:30, Ref: TBCU13 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Craughwell, (Cup Semi-Final), Cois Fharraige V Tommy Larkins 19:30, Ref: TBCJunior C Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Bullaun, (Round 5), Kilbeacanty V Sarsfields 19:00, Ref: James LundonCar Parts Warehouse Division 7 (West), Venue: Páirc an Chathánaigh, (Round 7), An Cheathrú Rua V Barna 20:00, Ref: Alan Carr Wed 26 Jul U16 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Loughrea, (Shield Final Replay), Carnmore V Gort 19:30, Ref: Liam GordonU16 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Shield Final Replay), Ballygar V Clarinbridge 19:30, Ref: Conor QuinlanU16 C Hurling Championship , Venue: Duggan Park , (Cup Final Replay), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Mountbellew/Moylough 18:15, Ref: Ronan StankardJunior B Hurling Championship – Group 3, Venue: Portumna, (Round 6), Portumna V Castlegar 19:30, Ref: Peter CampbellU13 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Oranmore, (Playoff), Oranmore-Maree V Ballinasloe 19:00, Ref: Paul FahyCar Parts Warehouse Minor B Football Championship – West, Venue: Killannin, (Round 1), Killanin V Clifden 19:30, Ref: Frank KinneenCar Parts Warehouse Minor B Football Championship – West, Venue: Pairc an Chathánaigh, (Round 2), An Cheathrú Rua V Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh 19:30, Ref: Liam Conghailelast_img read more

Dublin lead the way with 6 players on 2017 TG4 All-Star team as Mayo’s…

first_imgCounty by county breakdown:6 Dublin, 3 Mayo, 2 Kerry, 2 Donegal, 1 Armagh, 1 Cork.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email ALL-Ireland senior champions Dublin lead the way with six representatives on the 2017 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star team. Dublin’s haul of six awards matches their previous best on an All-Star team – which was achieved in 2010 when they also won the TG4 All-Ireland senior crown.Captain Sinéad Aherne received a sixth award – making her the most decorated Dublin All-Star recipient in history.Aherne is joined on the TG4 All-Star team by Dublin team-mates Ciara Trant, Rachel Ruddy, Leah Caffrey, Nicole Owens and Noelle Healy.Aherne, Caffrey and Healy are the only survivors from the 2016 selection, as 2017 All-Ireland senior runners-up Mayo received three awards at the gala banquet.Staunton, who will captain Carnacon in the All-Ireland senior club final against Mourneabbey on Sunday week, December 3, picked up her second award in three seasons.She’s joined on the All-Star team by Mayo team-mates Sarah Tierney and Aileen Gilroy, who are first-time recipients.In total, nine players were honoured on the selection for the first time, with two awards each for Donegal and Kerry, and one apiece for Armagh and Cork.The Hegartys from Moville in Donegal, Ciara and Niamh, are the first set of sisters to be named together on an All-Star team since the Courtneys, Sharon and Cora, in 2013. 1.    Ciara Trant (Dublin) – 1st award2.    Emma Spillane (Cork) – 1st award3.    Sarah Tierney (Mayo) – 1st award4.    Rachel Ruddy (Dublin) – 2nd award5.    Caroline Kelly (Kerry) – 1st award6.    Ciara Hegarty (Donegal) – 1st award7.    Leah Caffrey (Dublin) – 2nd award8.    Lorraine Scanlon (Kerry) – 1st award9.    Aileen Gilroy (Mayo) – 1st award10. Aimee Mackin (Armagh) – 2nd award11. Niamh Hegarty (Donegal) – 1st award12. Nicole Owens (Dublin) – 1st award13. Sinéad Aherne (Dublin) – 6th award14. Cora Staunton (Mayo) – 11th award15. Noelle Healy (Dublin) – 3rd awardcenter_img It was a night of history at the Citywest Hotel when Mayo’s Cora Staunton collected a record-equalling 11th award, to draw level with Kerry’s Mary Jo Curran at the top of the roll of honour. 2017 TG4 Ladies Football All-Star team:last_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgFri 09 Mar U 20 A Football Championship North, Venue: Claregalway Knockdoemore, (Semi Final ), Claregalway V Kilkerrin/Clonberne/Killererin 20:15, Ref: Anthony Coyne Wed 07 Mar U21 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 3), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Loughrea 19:30, Ref: Christopher Browne Sat 10 Mar Under 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Killimordaly, (Round 1), Killimordaly V Craughwell 11:00, Ref: Gordan DuaneUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Lackagh, (Round 1), Turloughmore V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 11:00, Ref: Richard McNicholasUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Bullaun, (Round 1), Sarsfields V Clarinbridge 11:00, Ref: Christopher BrowneUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Castlegar, (Round 1), Castlegar V Loughrea 14:30, Ref: Paul FahyUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ardrahan, (Round 1), Ardrahan V Tommy Larkins 11:00, Ref: Ger O’ConnorUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Oranmore, (Round 1), Oranmore-Maree V Michael Cusacks 11:00, Ref: Sean ByrneUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Sylane, (Round 1), Sylane V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 11:00, Ref: Adrian MooneyUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Athenry, (Round 1), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Ballinasloe 11:00, Ref: Karol CollinsUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Moycullen, (Round 1), Moycullen V Mountbellew/Moylough 11:00, Ref: Joseph McNamaraUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballyloughane, (Round 1), Liam Mellows V Cois Fharraige 11:00, Ref: Pat McGrathUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Cappataggle, (Round 1), Cappataggle V Carnmore 11:00, Ref: Trevor LohanUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Cappagh Park, (Round 1), Salthill-Knocknacarra V St Thomas 11:00, Ref: David EarlsUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Mullagh, (Round 1), Mullagh/Kiltormer V Rahoon-Newcastle 11:00, Ref: Seamus GoldrickUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Clonfert, (Round 1), Meelick-Eyrecourt V Kilconieron 11:00, Ref: Peter CampbellUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballinderreen, (Round 1), Ballinderreen V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 11:00, Ref: Ollie FlanaganUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 1), Padraig Pearses V Annaghdown 11:00, Ref: Tomas LallyUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Tuam, (Round 1), Tuam V Four Roads 11:00, Ref: Stephen DoyleUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Skehana, (Round 1), Skehana V Abbeyknockmoy 16:30, Ref: Charlie WardUnder 14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Indreabhn, (Round 1), Mchel Breathnach V Clarinbridge 11:00, Ref: Katie KilbaneUnder 14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Killimor, (Round 1), Killimor V Ballygar 11:00, Ref: Derek KellyUnder 14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Portumna, (Round 1), Portumna V Craughwell 17:00, Ref: Micheal KellyU21 A Hurling Championship , Venue: Duggan Park , (Round 1), Craughwell V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 15:00, Ref: Christopher BrowneKeogh Accountancy Group U20 A Football Championship West, Venue: Westside, (Semi Final ), St Michael’s V Salthill-Knocknacarra 16:30, Ref: Muiris Mac GearailtU21A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: St Brendan’s Loughrea, (Round 1), Loughrea V Liam Mellows 15:00, Ref: John RosneyU21A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: New Inn, (Round 1), Sarsfields V Killimor 15:00, Ref: Peter MurphyKeogh Accountancy Group U20 B Football Championship – West, Venue: Leitir Mor, (Semi Final ), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mor V St. James 16:30, Ref: Mairtn GriofaU20 B Football Championship – North, Venue: Brownesgrove, (Semi Final ), Cortoon Shamrocks V St Brendan’s 16:00, Ref: Martin CollinsU21B Hurling Championship Group 2, Venue: Abbeyknockmoy, (Round 1), Abbeyknockmoy V Portumna 15:00, Ref: James HoadeU21B Hurling Championship Group 3, Venue: Clonfert, (Round 1), Meelick-Eyrecourt V Cappataggle 15:00, Ref: Derek KellyU21B Hurling Championship Group 4, Venue: Cregg, (Round 1), Annaghdown V Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 15:00, Ref: Paul FahyU21B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Carnmore GAA Club , (Round 1), Carnmore V Ballinasloe 15:00, Ref: Pat McGrathU21B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Tonabrocky, (Round 1), Rahoon-Newcastle V Cois Fharraige 15:00, Ref: Conor QuinlanMinor A Football League – North, Venue: Glenamaddy, (Round 1), Northern Gaels V Corofin 16:30, Ref: Noel DempseySun 11 Mar Under 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Gort, (Round 1), Gort V Kinvara 11:00, Ref: Pat BrennanU21 A Hurling Championship , Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 1), Ardrahan V Kilconieron 10:30, Ref: Paschal SheehanKeogh Accountancy Group U20 A Football Championship West, Venue: Oughterard, (Quarter Final), Oughterard V Killannin 16:30, Ref: Kieran QuinnKeogh Accountancy Group U20 B Football Championship – West, Venue: An Spideal, (Semi Final ), An Spideal/Oileann Arann V Micheal Breathnach 15:00, Ref: Frank KinneenU21B Hurling Championship Group 1, Venue: Woodford, (Round 1), Tommy Larkins V Michael Cusacks 10:30, Ref: David DillonU21B Hurling Championship Group 2, Venue: Sylane, (Round 1), Sylane V Ballygar 10:30, Ref: Adrian MooneyU21B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ahascragh Sportsfield, (Round 1), Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Ballinderreen 10:30, Ref: Vincent BurkeU21B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 1), Kinvara V Salthill-Knocknacarra 10:30, Ref: Ronan StankardMinor A Football League – North, Venue: Monivea, (Round 1), Monivea-Abbey V Kilkerrin/Clonberne/Killererin 10:30, Ref: Martin GavinMinor B1 Football League – North, Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 1), Mountbellew/Moylough V Annaghdown 16:45, Ref: P.J. RabbitteMinor B1 Football League – North, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 1), Ballinasloe V St Gabriel’s 16:45, Ref: Martin FlahertyMinor B2 Football League – North, Venue: Headford, (Round 1), Headford V Dunmore MacHales 16:45, Ref: Gerry DalyMinor C Football League – North, Venue: Menlough, (Round 1), Menlough V Kilconly 16:45, Ref: Lloyd Kellyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Galway Referee For All Ireland Semi-Final

first_imgGalway referee Alan Kelly of Rahoon/ Newcastle will be the man in the middle for the upcoming All Ireland semi-final between Limerick and Kilkenny on Saturday July 27th. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email It’s also been announced that Cathal McAllister of Cork will referee the All Ireland Minor Hurling Quarter Final Round 3 game between Galway and Clare in Portlaoise on Saturday. Throw in is at 3pm.  last_img

‘Fully focused’ Rose reveals how Poch helped him find peace again at Spurs

first_imgDANNY ROSE is finally finding peace again after a heart to heart with Mauricio Pochettino.The England full-back, 28, revealed his Tottenham boss told him to “stop wasting time” and be “fully focused”.6 Danny Rose is now finding peace again at TottenhamCredit: GettyRose has been tormented by injury, depression as well as disciplinary issues since suffering medial ligament damage in January 2017.But he is getting back on track after the chat with Poch at the start of the season.Rose said: “I called the manager after the World Cup and we spoke for an hour before the first game of the season at Newcastle.“We had another long conversation after that game and the main thing that stuck out from what he said to me was, ‘Danny, stop wasting time’.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 01:41Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -01:41 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. PlayMuteCurrent Time 00:00/Duration 00:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -00:00 1xPlayback RateFullscreenTottenham ban Mauricio Pochettino from speaking about Manchester United 6 A heart-to-heart with Mauricio Pochettino helped the defender regain his focusCredit: Getty Images6 Rose is now determined to deliver silverware to the Spurs faithfulCredit: Getty“He told me I needed to be fully focused. And if I wasn’t going to do that, then I would be free to leave the club. That’s when I told him I was going to be ready to fight here and help the club progress.“So, yeah, I’m not wasting any more time. I’ve got my head down again and I’m doing all right at the minute. I’m trying to get back to where I was a couple of years ago.  And I hope I’m showing that in my performances.”POCHETTI-NO! Spurs ban press from asking Mauricio Pochettino about Manchester UnitedHe certainly is. Rose, now the club’s longest-serving player after signing from Leeds in 2007, is producing the consistent levels of performance which once marked him out as one of Europe’s finest defenders.Straight-talking Rose lost his way at White Hart Lane when he was out for eight months with the knee injury suffered in a tackle with Sunderland’s Billy Jones during a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light.Yet it was not until the end of the 2017-18 season that the Spurs medical team declared that surgery was required.And his frustration boiled over in a hard-hitting exclusive with The Sun at the start of the following season when he questioned the club’s pay structure and transfer policy.6 Danny Rose was forced out of action for eight months after suffering injury in a collision with Sunderland defender Billy JonesCredit: Getty ImagesThose outspoken comments led to him being disciplined by the club at a time when he had been diagnosed with depression by the club psychologist,  due to personal issues affecting his family.By the time Rose was finally ready to return to action last October, Ben Davies had established himself at left-back.And even though Rose did just enough to force his way back into England’s World Cup squad, he was still unsure of his Spurs status when he returned from Russia.6 Rose is the longest-serving player at TottenhamCredit: ReutersPochettino’s tough love has proved to be just what the doctor ordered for Rose, who was handed the captain’s armband for Wednesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win at Arsenal.He can finally see some light at the end of a very dark tunnel and wants to make the most of this revival to achieve his personal goals with Spurs.Rose added: “Captaining the team was a very proud moment for me, especially as we won.“When I look back to where I was a year ago, I wasn’t playing too often. Now I’ve played three games in a week, drawing with Barcelona in the Champions League, winning a difficult game against Burnley, then beating Arsenal. So it’s been a great week for myself and for the team.”6 Rose was named captain by Pochettino for the Carabao Cup North London derby win over ArsenalCredit: EPABut after 11 years at Spurs without a winner’s medal, Rose is not content just to aim for another top-four finish this term.With talk swirling over Pochettino’s future, Rose is acutely aware of the need to deliver some long-overdue silverware.He said: “The majority of this team have been together for four or five years. It’s been a long journey and to win a trophy together would be amazing.Mauricio Pochettino condemns ‘stupid’ bottle throwing Arsenal fan and hopes he’s caughtThe Carabao Cup, the FA Cup or even the Champions League, just to win something would be really special.“It would be something we all deserve, considering how much we’ve worked and stuck together over the years. It’s going to be a hard two games in the  semi-final with  Chelsea but we’re all  looking forward to those games.“I’ve only been involved in one final here and unfortunately we lost that 2015 League Cup final to Chelsea. But it was still an amazing day out — and I want to get back to the final again and hopefully win it this time.”Jermaine Jenas’ secretly filmed reaction to Tottenham player Dele Alli’s goal against Arsenallast_img read more

Boxer accuses EPA official of blocking smog control

first_imgA decision will be made by year’s end, he said. Congress, however, might not wait for either the EPA process or the lawsuit to settle California’s fate. Legislation introduced by Boxer and Florida Sen. Bill Nelson would force the agency to decide on the state’s request by Sept. 30. Boxer said the measure faces a key committee vote next week. Johnson also maintained Thursday that he had nothing to do with an effort by the Department of Transportation to rally congressional opposition to California’s emissions law. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, exposed the lobbying attempt last month in a series of e-mails he obtained and released to the public. The e-mails showed detailed conversations among agency officials about the best ways to urge lawmakers to combat California’s waiver request. While lawmakers have condemned the calls as improper and possibly illegal, DOT attorneys have maintained that contact between the agency and Congress are routine. [email protected] (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – California Sen. Barbara Boxer accused a key Environmental Protection Agency official Thursday of trying to sabotage the Golden State’s efforts to implement a first-in-the-nation smog-control law. In a morning of political theater in the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, Boxer also rebuked EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson for a Bush-administration lobbying effort against California. And she warned Johnson against using emerging national energy-efficiency standards as a pretext for blocking the state’s ability to set tailpipe-emission levels. “When history is written, I think they’ll look back on your tenure as a missed opportunity. And that’s the nicest way I could put it,” Boxer, who chairs the Senate panel, told Johnson. California applied in 2005 for the federal waiver it needs to carry out a state law cutting car emissions 25 percent by 2009. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to sue the administration in October if no decision has been made. Meanwhile, 11 other states that adopted similar emissions laws also are waiting for a decision in the California case. “I believe the administration has already decided they don’t want to grant this waiver, and the only thing you can do to dispute that is grant it,” Boxer said Thursday. “We have states that are taking the lead and you are standing in their way. You are blocking them.” But throughout the hearing, Johnson maintained that the EPA is fairly and independently considering California’s request. He noted the agency received more than 60,000 written comments – what he called an “unprecedented number” – and said officials are meticulously reviewing them. last_img read more

Aussie investigators call for ICAO review of centerline runway lighting

first_imgThe tracks left by the Virgin aircraft during the runway excursion. Photo: ATSB The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has recommended an international review of runway lighting standards after a Virgin Australia plane drifted off a runway in Darwin.It has also renewed calls for the installation of centerline lighting at Darwin International Airport.The recommendations are included in an ATSB report into the Virgin runway excursion in December 2016.The ATSB found the Virgin Boeing 737-800 was landing on a wet runway at night in reduced visibility caused by heavy rain.It touched down more than 20m to the right of the centerline and continued to the side of the runway, where its right landing gear ran off the edge and destroyed six runway lights along a 400m path before returning to the runway.Investigators found there had been a relatively small increase in a crosswind in the critical few seconds before touchdown and the pilots were not aware of how far the plane had deviated.They said the lights alongside the 60m-wide runway 11/29 at Darwin were further apart than would be normally be seen by pilots and the lack of centerline lighting resulted in “very limited visual cues for maintaining runway alignment during night landings with limited visibility”.READ NTSB begins Alaska seaplane crash probeThis affected the crew’s ability to detect and correct the aircraft’s deviation.“A wide runway without centreline lighting, such as at Darwin, poses a particular challenge for aircraft making approaches in darkness and heavy rain,” said ATSB executive director transport safety Nat Nagy.“In these circumstances, centerline lighting greatly helps flight crews align the aircraft with the runway.”Investigators also found that a disproportionate number of runway side excursions in reduced visibility happened on wider runways but not on facilities with centerline lighting.They issued a safety recommendation that the International Civil Aviation Organization review lighting standards as a result of the finding.ICAO currently recommends, but does not mandate, centerline lighting on wider runways.Darwin — which is jointly run by the Department of Defence and the civilian airport operator — is the only one of two Australian runways wider than 50m without the center lighting.This is despite a previous ATSB recommendation that it be installed after a 2003 runway excursion and a renewal of its concerns — in this case without a recommendation — after a 2008 hard landing.Both operators have advised the ATSB that the installation of center lighting would be considered in future runway works.Meanwhile, Virgin and Darwin airport told investigators they had initiated safety action which included providing flight crews with information about the specific risks of approaches to the facility.last_img read more