Forza Triathlon aims for strong finish in Cebu Ironman 70.3

first_imgLATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ford Forza Triathlon team. Photo by Mark GiongcoCompeting in triathlons has been a family affair for the Guidicellis, who are up for their latest challenge yet in the Ironman 70.3 in Cebu on August 6.Businessman Gianluca Guidicelli and his children Matteo, who is an actor, and Giorgia are all part of Ford Forza team, which is composed of a diverse mix of individuals from different industries bound by triathlon.ADVERTISEMENT View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “This is more than a team. Our family runs the foundation. We value family, respect, working together and hard work. For us, it’s the core values that makes the team,” said team manager Giorgia during the Ford Forza Triathlon Team’s formal sendoff at Ascott Makati.READ: Guidicelli thinks Filipino triathletes slowly catching up with foreign competitorsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Joining the Guidicellis are long-time triathletes Joseph Miller and Elmo Clarabal, actor Ivan Carapiet, sports reporter Dyan Castillejo, cancer survivor and lawyer Joey Torres, business manager Ian Solana, triathlon coach Noel Salvador and businessman Jomer Lim.In its third year with Ford Philippines as its main backer, the team now has 20 members ranging from 10 to 50-years-old. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur MOST READ The team aims for a solid finish in one of the grandest triathlon events in Asia, which is expected to gather 2,500 participants from 51 countries.“The team is especially driven this time. We have new members and everyone is just excited to race harder and tougher this year. I have great confidence in my team,” said Gianluca, who is the team captain.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans The new additions to the team are brothers Ralph and Christian Du, who were both participants in the reality show Pinoy Biggest Loser in 2013, businessmen Romeo Castro and Tyrone Tan, sports enthusiasts Patricia Espino, Donniko Fernan and Christian Saladaga and cyclist Ica Maximo.READ: Maria Hodges wins big in the Filipino Elite, caps off strong Ford Forza performanceFor the Du brothers, triathlon is a way for them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.“We both came from Biggest Loser. In that we’re almost tagged as the hopeless ones,” Ralph Du said. “After that life-changing moment, we realized that challenges are part of our lives that no matter how tough, we have find the door to get out of it.”“Before we were only into running and boxing. Right now, we’re doing triathlon because for us it’s the ultimate challenge.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Perlas Pilipinas loses by 51 to Japan in Fiba Asia Women’s Cup opener Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

Sayon Davies Recovery Fund Underway in the US

first_imgMany of us have heard about the declining health situation of several of our colleagues and coaches. We also regret that little or no attention was provided to help these patriotic players and coaches of this nation. My recent visit to Liberia became a turning point to bring the condition of one of our darling clubs of Liberia Football, Invincible Eleven to the attention of the world, most especially Liberians in the Diaspora and our friends.As a result of a story regarding Experience Sayon Davies’s condition, a diverse group of sport men, including journalist held a meeting last week to help lead a campaign for the recovery of those of our brothers presently struggling with health issues. And we have launched his recovery fund drive. We have agreed to raise our voices and become a voice for those of our fellow football players that played for Liberia; who gave everything for this nation and today are victims of neglect by the same people that once cheered them on. Our goal is to prevent untimely deaths by mobilizing resources that will help provide recovery for them, using Experience Sayon Davies’ case as a test case. The present living condition of this one time celebrated star is appalling and deplorable and if we do not act, it will cause his early death. Obviously we cannot do this alone, and we want people of good will in Liberia to join our effort to provide Sayon with hope to get his life back. We should give him hope and a reason to live again and tomorrow we all can be proud that we did not turn our back on our son who became a victim to a society that do not care for those who cannot afford, a society where the weak takes care of the weak and the strong continues to ride flashy cars and takes lavish vacations around the world. The strong needs to look after the weak; this is how we will build a healthy and vibrant society where everybody can reach out with compassion to those who have needs. But those of us who are far away are touched by the fate of our brothers: Sayon Davies, Joker Wreachar and George Taylor, one time coach of LPRC Oilers and others. We want to reach out to them with compassion during their difficult times and stand by them until they can gain full recovery. Our group has embarked on a special fund drive for Sayon Davies at this moment, to see that Sayon Davies is relocated to a suitable living environment (Two –Three Bedroom Apartment), provide him with the need to attend physical therapy and hire a nurse to assist him. We see this as our initial step in Sayon’s recovery and in the future we can arrange for him to seek medical attention in the United States. We feel God has called us to undertake this selfless initiative only to give back life and to recognize the exceptional and remarkable contribution Mr. Davies and others have made on the soccer field as these patriotic sons donned the national colors of this country, while the national anthem was sung and the Flag was raised, an occasion that befits heroes. As I write, I know Liberians to be a generous people and without doubt, many will join our efforts to pay tribute to these one-time players and coaches as a humanitarian gesture to give them hope to live. I therefore call on philanthropists in Liberia, politicians, companies, our friends in progress, the Lebanese community, the Indian community as well as the churches in Liberia to join us. I remind all of you that we have been called to “to put the interest of others first before our own interest” which means to become selfless and take on others’ burden out of compassion. Philippians 2:5 says, “Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus,” the mind to put the interest of others before your own interest (Phil. 2:4). The members of the Sayon Davis Recovery Fund are former LPRC-Oilers coach William Tenisio Tarpeh, Benedict Wisseh (Mama Musa), Sipley Weah, Orlando Krangar, Sam Fineboy, Ansu Sirleaf and journalist Sam Larmin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trokon Myers, Christopher Jackson off to Cameroon, Belarus for Tryouts

first_imgStrikers Christopher Jackson (L) and Trokon Myers (R) celebrate after scoring. (Photo credit: LISCR FC.)LISCR FC duo Trokon Myers and Christopher Jackson have departed the country to Cameroon and Belarus respectively for club tryouts.According to the club, striker Myers will go through his tryout with five-time Cameroonian champions Union Douala who finished in 12th position in the 2017 Elite One league.Myers, who joined LISCR from Barrack Young Controllers, was part of Gambian coach Tapha Manneh’s squad that secured the double titles (Championship and FA Cup) last season.During last season’s campaign, Myers scored a crucial winner against his former club BYC at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium that moved LISCR to the 2nd spot on the log with 26 points out of 14 games.The 21-year old has already begun training with the Cameroonian club as they prepare for the upcoming season.For striker Christopher Jackson, he will undergo his tryout with Belarusian club FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk. Founded 1961, FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk is a participating team of the Belarusian premier league in the city of Soligorsk. Nicknamed “The Miners” and winners of the Belarusian league in 2005, completed the 2017 league season in the 3rd position on the 16 team league table.  The “miners” accumulated 65 points out of 30 games last season.According to LISCR media officer T. Kla Wesley, striker Jackson is expected to commence training with his new club later today.Jackson, a former Keitrace FC striker struggled, to put on his scoring boots during the first half of the 2016/2017 league season after scoring four goals out of 11 appearances. Coach Tapha Manneh attributed Jackson’s performance to his playing position.“He first found it difficult to score goals from right in front of goal,” coach Manneh said.However, the striker recovered from his poor performance since phase two of last season and maintained his form to end of last season.His late equalizer against FC Fassel in the FA Cup semi final helped LISCR advance to the final after teammate Robert Mensah scored the winner in the team’s 2-1 victory.Jackson was later called up by the national team for the Lone Stars friendly against Sierra Leone and scored the lone goal on his debut to defeat the Leone Stars at the ATS. He also netted the only goal when Liberia defeated Mauritania 1-0 in their away fixture of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers.Recently, the 21-year old delivered outstanding performances during the LISCR Trust Tournament when he won the highest goal scorer and best forward of the tournament award. He was also part of LISCR’s delegation to Sierra Leone for the just ended one week training camp.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Furious Matano blasts players after Gor loss

first_img“We were not concentrated for this match and it cost us because football is mental. If you are not prepared mentally you start low pace. We only trained for one day as a team and that is not enough. We have to be focused and not distracted by small obstacles,” a furious Matano said.He further added; “I know our players did a mistake and they have to realize that. I blame them; they should take responsibility of this game and I warn they should not repeat that mistake any day. They are professional players and should focus on playing not only looking at their money.”Ingwe has been grappling with the exit of sponsors SportPesa who however seem not to have pulled both feet out of the club.According to chair Dan Mule, the club is yet to receive a penny from the betting company this year.However during the derby on Sunday the club donned a new kit brand not used last season, but surprisingly still had the sponsor’s logo.AFC Leopards players line up before the Kenyan premier League Super Cup clash against Gor Mahia on January 28, 2017 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor Mahia as well donned branded kits for the game. Word has it that the sponsors might just return to the two clubs.Meanwhile, Matano has challenged the players to focus their energies on their work on the pitch and leave administrative matters to the management as he looks to turn the side that barely fought to survive last season into a title winning outfit.“I am a winner and I want to win trophies,” Matano roared as he talked of his focus for the new season.Despite the loss to Gor Mahia, Matano looked at the positives especially with the new players blended in and he believes he has confidence that his new look outfit will deliver in the new season, prime of their targets being the CAF Confederations Cup group stages.“I am very happy with them so far and I think they have done a good job. Soon enough they will gel together and we will have a very strong team. We lost 1-0 to Gor but if you compare, they have had their team together for long while we had only four players from last year’s starting 11,” the coach argued.AFC Leopards midfielder COllins Okoth dribbles the ball past Gor Mahia’s Humphrey Mieno during the Kenyan premier League Super Cup clash against Gor Mahia on January 28, 2017 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe adds; “There is a lot of potential and the future is bright for us.”AFC Leopards begin their domestic campaign with an away assignment against Posta Rangers at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos next Sunday, six days before they host Madagascar’s Fosa Juniors in the Confederations Cup, tentatively in Kakamega.Matano says he feels his team is ready for the new season and will use the remaining week before the new season to polish the rough edges, including team cohesion and forward play which he says were some of the grey areas from Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano follows proceedings during his club’s Kenyan premier League Super Cup clash against Gor Mahia on January 28, 2017 at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29- A red faced Robert Matano was left fuming at his players’ pre-match conduct after their 1-0 loss to arch rivals Gor Mahia in the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday.Two days to the match, a section of players boycotted training over unpaid allowances disrupting the club’s build up to the tie and a furious Matano has now warned them of dire consequences if they repeat the same mistake.last_img read more

Five things we learned in the Premier League

first_img0Shares0000The much-anticipated Liverpool-Manchester City Premier League match at Anfield finished 0-0 © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 8 – Manchester City are locked with Chelsea and Liverpool on 20 points at the top of the Premier League after Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty in a 0-0 draw at Anfield.Chelsea brushed aside Southampton 3-0 while Arsenal hammered Fulham 5-1 to record their sixth Premier League victory on the bounce. Elsewhere, Tottenham stayed in the title hunt with a 1-0 win at bottom club Cardiff while Manchester United stormed back from two goals down to beat Newcastle and give manager Jose Mourinho some breathing space.AFP Sport looks at five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend:– Mahrez’s missed opportunity –Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola consoles Riyad Mahrez after his missed penalty against LiverpoolThe only new addition to the Manchester City squad that amassed a record 100 Premier League points last season had the chance to lay down an early marker that the champions remain the team to beat in the title race.However, Riyad Mahrez blasted a late penalty well over the bar as City had to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw at Anfield and a share of the lead with Liverpool and Chelsea.A wayward finish from City’s club-record £60 million ($79 million) signing summed up an afternoon to forget in attacking areas for both sides.At the other end, Liverpool’s front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were also held scoreless for a fourth straight game.As a result, Jurgen Klopp’s men have failed to win any of their past four matches in all competitions.– Mata, from outcast to saviour? –Manchester United’s Juan Mata inspired his team’s comeback against Newcastle © AFP/File / Paul ELLISJuan Mata, peripheral to Mourinho’s plans since the start of the season, was instrumental in Manchester United’s dramatic fightback against Newcastle.The Spaniard was left out of the starting line-up but brought on in the 19th minute in place of defender Eric Bailly with the home side already 2-0 down and Mourinho’s job on the line.Mata’s 70th-minute free kick infused United with fresh belief and further goals from Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez completed the turnaround.The 30-year-old does not possess the physical strength of Paul Pogba or Nemanja Matic but he has the tools to unlock defences and could be the creative force to get United ticking.– Lacazette seizes his chance –Alexandre Lacazette scored 17 times in his debut season with Arsenal but the French forward finished last term in danger of becoming an expensive flop.Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette (centre) celebrates after scoring against Fulham © AFP / Adrian DENNISLacazette’s intermittent goal bursts could not mask the undeniable truth that his move from Lyon for a then club record fee was far from a success.The successful January arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had pushed Lacazette to the fringes in Arsene Wenger’s final season and when he started the current campaign on the bench under new boss Unai Emery, he might have feared for his future.Yet Lacazette has responded superbly, displacing Aubameyang as Arsenal’s central striker and scoring twice in Sunday’s 5-1 rout of Fulham to make it five goals for the season. More importantly, his muscular, committed display shows he has finally adapted to the Premier League.– Barkley celebrates England recall –Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley justified Gareth Southgate’s decision to call him up to the England squad, scoring his first goal for Chelsea against Southampton on Sunday.Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley scores his team’s second goal against Southampton © AFP / Glyn KIRKBarkley has been in and out of the team under Maurizio Sarri but started on Sunday alongside Jorginho and N’Golo Kante.The former Everton man, who missed out on the World Cup in Russia, set up Eden Hazard’s opening goal on Sunday and scored their second himself.“Ross Barkley is playing well,” Hazard told Sky Sports. “He scored and made an assist. He is doing well and working hard on the training ground.”– Short-handed Spurs hanging around –An injury crisis, homeless due to an unfinished new stadium and headed for an early Champions League exit… it has not been the easiest start to the season for Tottenham Hotspur.Tottenham’s Eric Dier against Cardiff © AFP / Adrian DENNISYet in the Premier League, Spurs have so far largely overcome that mountain of difficulties to match their best-ever start under Mauricio Pochettino, with six wins from eight games.Saturday’s scrappy 1-0 win over bottom of the table Cardiff will not live long in the memory, much like a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield the week before.But Pochettino’s men are managing to grind out wins to keep themselves in the chasing pack while they await the return of a host of injured stars and the keys to their new White Hart Lane home.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MAN BARRED FROM BUNCRANA ENTERED TOWN BECAUSE HIS BROTHER WAS INJECTED WITH HEROIN

first_imgA man who was ordered to stay out of Buncrana by a Judge has been remanded in custody  after being caught at a house in the town.Brian McLaughlin is banned from the Inishowen town as he faces a number of charges relating to an incident there.However, Gardai told Letterkenny District Court this morning they arrested McLaughlin after an incident in which criminal damage was caused. McLaughlin’s solicitor Ms Donna Ponsonby told the court the only reason her client was there was because his brother had been injected with heroin at a house party.Garda Michael Hooks told the court that this was the case as an ambulance had been summoned to a house at The Hawthorns estate in Buncrana as there had been an incident involving heroin.Judge Paul Kelly told the court that it was the emergency services’ role to answer such calls.McLaughlin’s mother asked if she could address the court.She told Judge Kelly that the only reason her son was in Buncrana was because her other son had been injected with heroin.She asked the Judge not to remand her son in custody.“I’m begging you. My son was injected with heroin and could have died. That was the only reason he was there,” said Mrs McLaughlin.Garda Hooks said McLaughlin had been very co-operative when arrested but Judge Kelly then asked him if he wanted him remanded in custody and he said he did.Judge Kelly remanded McLaughlin, with an address of 2 Canal Road, Letterkenny, in custody to appear at a future sitting of Harristown District Court.MAN BARRED FROM BUNCRANA ENTERED TOWN BECAUSE HIS BROTHER WAS INJECTED WITH HEROIN was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lawyer wants Night Stalker freed

first_imgIn the mid-1980s, Richard Ramirez haunted Angelenos during a diabolical summer killing spree whose ruthless consistency earned him the nickname “The Night Stalker.” Tuesday, Ramirez’s appellate attorney argued before the state Supreme Court that her client’s trial attorneys were incompetent and his convictions for 13 murders should be tossed out. A state attorney countered that the evidence was solid enough to prove Ramirez was indeed one of L.A.’s most prolific serial killers and should remain on Death Row. “Mr. Ramirez was represented for four years by two lawyers who the court acknowledges were unqualified,” Geraldine S. Russell told the seven justices. “This was a case of the blind leading the blind.” The Supreme Court justices, who have 90 days to make a decision, attacked Russell’s argument. “What is it we were supposed to do here? Say, `Mr. Ramirez, you picked two doofuses as attorneys and you have no right to keep them?”‘ asked Justice Carol A. Corrigan. Ramirez was caught in August 1985 by a group of angry East Los Angeles residents who tackled him. He hired Arturo and Daniel Hernandez, who are not related. The two had five years of experience combined in practicing law and had never handled a capital case. The court advised Ramirez to hire qualified attorneys or to request public counsel. He declined. “The court had a duty to step in and take care of the situation,” Russell told the justices. Eventually the trial court appointed an accomplished attorney, Ray G. Clark, to assist the Hernandezes. But he had to work with the case the Hernandezes had already built, Russell said. Arturo Hernandez, who still practices in San Jose, could not be reached for comment. Daniel Hernandez died in 2003. Margaret E. Maxwell, supervising deputy attorney general, said the trial court made sure Ramirez knew of his attorneys’ deficiencies. “Mr. Ramirez made his choice,” Maxwell said. “And that should be the end of it.” brad.greenberg@dailynews.com (818) 713-3634160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Ramirez, who is 46 and on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison, was not in the high court’s chambers at the Ronald Reagan State Office Building in downtown Los Angeles to hear the arguments. The appeal was filed automatically on his behalf. The random nature of Ramirez’s rampage, which began with an isolated Glassell Park murder in June 1984 and resumed the following March in Rosemead, terrorized Southlanders. Typically, he targeted houses where he could slip through an unlocked window. After he struck in communities including Glendale, Sun Valley and Northridge, Sheriff Sherman Block put Los Angeles County residents on notice to bolt windows shut, whether or not their homes were air-conditioned. A self-proclaimed Satan worshipper, Ramirez was zealously gruesome. He gouged out the eyes of one of his victims and kept them as a souvenir. last_img

Farmer fined €2,500 for filling jeep with green diesel

first_imgCOURTS: A farmer who had illegal oil detected in his engine has been hit with a fine of €2,500. Matthew Gamble, of 19 Meadowhill, Raphoe appeared at Letterkenny District Court. Custom officials were carrying out detections on September 11th, 2015 at Carrickwest, Laghey – when they found illegal oil in the defendants Land Rover jeep.When quizzed by officials, Mr Gamble said, “A fella from Northern Ireland got a lend off it, and he must have filled her with green.“I didn’t know he did that, I would never have filled her with green, as it’s too big a chance to take driving about the road.”Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher said, “My client is a small farmer, and genuinely wasn’t aware that his friend had filled his jeep with illegal fuel.“However, he accepts full responsibility that the offence lies with him.”Judge Paul Kelly fined Mr Gamble €2,500 and gave him six months to pay.Farmer fined €2,500 for filling jeep with green diesel was last modified: October 6th, 2016 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:courtsfinedFUELgreen dieselMatthew Gamblenewslast_img read more

SCHOOLS SUCCESS FOR LOCAL ATHLETES

first_imgBy Patsy McGonagle: Well it was one of those special day the Irish schools athletics finals at Tullamore; the sun was shining, there were many many qualifiers from earlier Ulster qualification and the excitement and nature of the competition was always going to provide a serious test to the adequacy of Donegal athletics at this point.Well to get straight to the point it came in somewhere in the area of B + in terms of medals won ,diversity of disciplines engaged in and performance . The best day ever overall really so the curve is rising . The acheivers were by school St Columbas , Stranorlar, Blaithnaid Patton, triple jump gold 11. 27 having being earlier dissappointed with her high jump . Ian Brennan a bronze , pb in triple jump 12.93 how neat it would be if he could climb beyond 13m this season .,Jade Leeper discus bronze 33.06and Janine Boyle silver long 5-24m and beat simply on the dip in 100m as photofinish indicated it was that close . Brendan o Donnell ,St Eunans early in the day got the hammer out to 53m + to win easily and late afternoon was only centimetres off a discus gold 44m odd . Finn Valley College athlete Naoimh Mc Granaghan bronze in the javelin and Sommer Lecky a gold at 1.63 in the high for her school Strabane Academy ,she competes out off Fvac, and indeed jumped similar to 3rd in long but squeezed out on countback. Abbet Voc School had Kate Mc Gowan with a pb 400m hurdles 62.32 to win and for good measure her friend Kelly Mc Grory 3rd and they formed part of the senior girls relay bronze team add in a silver for Katie Hoad in the pole vault.Gairmscoil Cu Uladh Aaron Mc Glynn ran an absolute blinder a mature race to win impressively over 800m his time 2.0.78 just outside the schools record and i repeat just that record held by Galway man Paul O Donovan at 2.00.0 from way back in 1978 .The Kelly lads from the Royal and Prior first up Leaving Cert student John 17.27m in the shot an easy victory BUT he was chasing Victor Costello s outstanding record of 17.93m set 1990 and he fell short and such is the heights indeed distances he pushs towards he was disappointed then brother James in round 4 got out to 14.06 m in junior boys shot to edge the title a rare occurence two brothers in gold on Schools day.Finally from Killybegs V S Dylan Kearns stepped up to the mark with a 43m odd javelin to claim silver . A strong medal tally all round the influence of dedicated coaching in the clubs and the support of certain schools combined to bring this positive day to a conclusion . One can’t but remark on the none-engagement of many schools throughourt the area at Ulster schools level and therein possibly is the key to bringing that B+ to an A + in the years ahead as the sport continues to develop. Its interesting at this point in time to note Irish schools records held by Donegal school/club athletes . They are as follows noel Collins inter boys 1500 steeple 2007 4.18.30; Ruairi Finnegan ,3.55.22 1500m inter boys 2011; Abbey Voc School junior girls relay 50.34 2011 and Inter relay 2013 49.23 ;Mary Mc Loone ,Triple jump senior 11.73 in 2000;   SCHOOLS SUCCESS FOR LOCAL ATHLETES was last modified: June 1st, 2014 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:athleticsdonegal schoolsTULLAMORElast_img read more

Mesut Ozil or Christian Eriksen? Paul Merson insists Arsenal man has the edge

first_img“If Ozil and Eriksen play their best football, you’d say Ozil has the edge.”@SkySports pundit Paul Merson picks Mesut Ozil over Christian Eriksen.Who do you think is better? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/kR3uzIiGJm— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 30, 2018 “Eriksen, Kane and Dele are sensational, can we say all three are world class?”“Eriksen is incredible – he’s the player Mesut Ozil dreams of being.” @talkSPORTDrive has his say on #THFC pic.twitter.com/PwIXzANvU0— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 29, 2018However, Merson – who won two league titles for the Gunners – disagreed with the talkSPORT host, saying that if both Ozil and Eriksen were playing at their very best the Arsenal man would come out on top.Speaking to Durham and Darren Gough on Friday’s Drivetime from the Sky Sports studios, Merson said: “If they both turned up and played the best football they could then you’d probably have to edge for Ozil, surely?”Merson was speaking to Durham and Goughie ahead of Arsenal’s north London derby match against Spurs on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT, kick-off 2.05pm.And although Ozil has found himself on the bench a few times under Unai Emery, Merson says he feels the No.10 should be starting this weekend’s derby.He added: “You have to get your best players on the pitch for this one. It’s not going to be a kicking game. Half the players will be cuddling each other in the tunnel before the game. It’s not like the old days.“If Arsenal are going to win they’ll have to pass through Tottenham.” Ozil has even struggled to cement a place in the Gunners first team this season Arsenal great Paul Merson says Mesut Ozil is better than Christian Eriksen when the two players are at their very best.While capable of showing moments of brilliance, Ozil can sometimes struggle to make an impact in big games for the Gunners.center_img And the German is not short of critics including talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham, who said Tottenham star Christian Eriksen is the player Ozil “dreams of being”.Durham made this claim again on Drivetime on Thursday, saying: “Eriksen is incredible. He’s the player Ozil dreams of being.” 1last_img read more