Galway Minor Hurlers Start Championship This Weekend

first_imgGalway minor hurler’schampionship results since 20152018Quarter Final Round Robin:Galway 1-20 Limerick 0-12; Galway 1-21 Kilkenny 2-11 Semi final: Galway 3-22Dublin 0-16 Final: Galway 0-21 Kilkenny0-142017Quarter Final: Galway 2-19Clare 1-12Semi Final: Galway 1-12Kilkenny 2-8Final: Galway 2-17 Cork2-152016Quarter Final: Galway 2-22Antrim 0-8Semi Final: Tipperary 7-12Galway 2-122015Quarter Final: Galway 1-14Limerick 0-13Semi Final: Galway 2-20Kilkenny 0-26 AET; Galway 3-10 Kilkenny 0-17 (replay)Final: Galway 4-13Tipperary 1-16Played 13Wins 11 Draws 1 Losses 1print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Galway Minor Hurlers face Kilkenny this weekend in their opening game of the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Hurling Championship looking to continue their good run in a competition that goes back to 2015 with just one loss in thirteen games. Galway manager Brian Hanley spoke to Niall Canavanlast_img read more

Manning Cup a step down for STATHS’ White

first_imgSt Andrew Technical’s outstanding goalkeeper, Jaedin White, says playing in the Manning Cup is like taking a step down to play with some ‘youngsters’. White, a former national under-17 representative, kept goal for Cavalier in the recent Super League and Premier League play-offs and was outstanding between the sticks, and now that he is back playing among his peers in the Manning Cup, he feels like he is a cut above the league. “I play a higher level of football than this … so it’s like taking a step down to come and play with some youngsters. All I had to do as captain was motivate my team and make sure no one lapsed in concentration,” he told The Gleaner after his team drew 0-0 with Camperdown on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the Manning Cup. White is not worried about ever letting his team down as he feels no pressure. “There is no pressure … I always tell myself don’t panic in football. It’s either you have a good day or bad day. Today ( against Camperdown) wasn’t a victory, but we knew what we had to do,” he said. St Andrew Technical face St George’s College, Holy Trinity and St Catherine in their quarter-final group and White insists that he is yet to be really tested and that he has a lot more to offer. “I feel overwhelmed that my team has qualified. We have the quality to win this competition and we have taken one more step forward. We just want to continue after this. But for the rest of the competition, it will not be the same. You can expect much more, because I have a lot more inside to give and I will give everything for my team,” he added.last_img read more

PSC to award gold medalists Nesthy Petecio, Carlos Yulo P1 million each

first_imgTaal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown “If not for the PSC, Caloy won’t be a world champion. Our family is really grateful for the support of the PSC,” said Angelica Yulo, Caloy’s mother.Boxer Eumir Marcial likewise received a bonus from the government worth P500,000 for a silver medal in the recent Aiba World Boxing Championships in Ekatirinburg, Sverdlosk Oblast, Russia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We will provide them with everything that they need to win a medal in the Olympics. If they can’t win the gold in Tokyo, we will continue helping them to become better in Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028),” said Ramirez.He noted that it took Diaz three Olympic cycles before seizing the silver medal in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.To motivate them further, both Yulo and Petecio will receive P1 million each for their achievements.Yulo got P500,000 for his gold medal in Germany, a world-level qualifier that booked him an Olympic ticket and join Obiena in Tokyo.The PSC added P500,000 more as monetary reward for setting a historic mark as the first Filipino world champion in the sport.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LATEST STORIES Japan hits rankings high to buoy World Cup hosts after deadly typhoon No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacueescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Andray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai Sotto LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images MOST READ “We will be all-out in financially supporting our Olympic-bound athletes,” said PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez on Monday during a press briefing at Rizal Memorial Sports Center.The 19-year-old Yulo became the latest toast in Philippine sports for a historic feat of winning the floor exercise event in the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Petecio, on the other hand, clinched the gold medal in the 2019 Aiba Women’s Boxing World Championships after beating Liudmila Vorontsove on her turf in Ulan-Ude, Russia.These heroes, plus pole vaulter EJ Obiena, weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and skateboarder Margielyn Didal, are considered by the PSC as top prospects to end the country’s gold-medal drought. Philippines’ Carlos Edriel Yulo poses with gold medal on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s Floor event after the apparatus finals at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on October 12, 2019. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE / AFP)Buoyed by the consecutive success of Filipino athletes in the international front, the Philippine Sports Commission is preparing a war chest of P50 million for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Thanks to the feats of Carlos Yulo of gymnastics and lady boxer Nesthy Petecio, these world champions have brought hope that the elusive gold medal in the Olympics will finally be won in Tokyo 2020.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption View commentslast_img read more

Contraband: a multimillion-dollar business – Deputy Director of Prisons

first_imgDeadly prison riotBy Shemuel FanfairDeputy Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels is of the view that the loss of resale value from seized contraband items from the Camp Street Prison is responsible for the disdain inmates harbour against him. These comments were made on the sidelines of the Commission of Inquiry into the March prison riots.When questioned by media operatives on Wednesday, Deputy Director Samuels, who has 15 years’ experience in the Prison Service, revealed that at the Camp Street facility contraband was “basically a multimillion-dollar business”. He also explained that “for the last two years” since he has held the post of Officer in Charge, pounds of narcotics have been removed, causing inmates to incur significant losses.“The record is there to show that I would have removed pounds of marijuana during raids and thousands of packs of cigarettes were found…if you do the mathematics based on the resale value in prison, those prisoners would have lost significant amount of cash and all those are reasons why they would not like a person like me around,” the Deputy Director of Prisons expressed.“Many of them [prisoners] manage to maintain families, many of them manage to pay a lot of fees that are attached to their imprisonment while in there…I’m putting systems in place to prevent them from carrying out those businesses [and] more than likely, they’re gonna be affected,” Samuels further observed.In responding to assertions that he gave orders to lock the prison door, Samuels once again reiterated that he “was not there at the beginning of the exercise” on the day of the March 3 “big fire” which claimed the lives of 17 inmates.The Attorney representing the Guyana Prison Service and Guyana Police Force, Selwyn Pieters, who was also present when his witness was speaking to the media, noted that video evidence would reveal that it was a much lower-ranked prison officer who uttered statements that the door should be locked.Pieters explained, “There’s actually a video that exists, that shows when the door was locked, shows who locked the door, and showed who gave the order to lock the door and it was somebody way below Senior Superintendent Samuel’s rank – that was Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Hudson, and at the point in time where that order was given.”The media was also told that at the time this order was supposedly given, prisoners were rioting and there was one “aggressive” prisoner “Shaka McKenzie” who was said to be “instigating prisoners” and the prisoners “rushed the door” with improvised weapons.When asked if he would “opt out” of his position after all of the controversy associated with the riots, Deputy Director Samuels offered no comment.Continuing his testimony on Wednesday, Samuels provided evidence to show that he travelled to Bartica on March 2 and returned early on March 3. Under cross-examination, Samuels also disclosed that only prisoners on remand were housed in the Capital A section of the prison.The Deputy Director told the Commission that it was he who told Acting Director of Prisons Carl Graham that the prisoners were trapped in the Capital A block. When asked about training in negotiations and crisis management, Samuels posited that “all officers are exposed to basic training”, but he could not speak to formal training.With regard to the door being eventually opened to release the prisoners, Samuels conceded that indeed 10 minutes was too long. When the cross-examination team attempted to corroborate the statements of witness Cleveland Hudson to that of Deputy Director Samuels, Attorney Pieters reminded Commissioners that Hudson’s testimony was done “in-camera” [away from the public].At the afternoon session, Joan Ward-Mars, the Attorney associated with the Linden Legal Aid Centre who is representing two inmates, petitioned the Commission to have Deputy Director Samuels be recalled in-camera so that he could speak to statements which Hudson had made. These statements are at the moment classified as members of the media were disallowed from observing some of testimonies of prison officers.last_img read more

2 arraigned for Leonora labourer’s murder

first_imgTwo men were on Monday arraigned for the murder of Kawal Shivnauth, 37, of Wine Bush, Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD) when they appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.Roopnarine Persaud, 18, also called ‘Helicopter’ of Mathew’s Ridge, North West District and Deonarine Lakhan of Leonora, WCD were not required to plea to the indictable charge, and were remanded to prison by presiding Magistrate, Clive Nurse.Dead: Kawal ShivnauthThe murder took place on January 9 last, during a drinking spree at ‘Wine Bush’.It was reported that the 37-year-old man, also called “Rupee”, was stabbed to his heart and also sustained a slash to the lower abdomen, along with another to his hand.Reports are Shivnauth and Persaud were consuming alcohol when an argument ensued, after the teenager accused the now dead man of “troubling” his sister. During the argument, Shivnauth collected a bottle and struck the teenager to his forehead.The teenager reportedly walked away, but after realising that he was bleeding, he confronted Shivnauth and it was at this time, he whipped out a knife and stabbed him. The injured man was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.After the stabbing incident, Persaud fled the scene, but was later arrested in Matthew’s Ridge where he resides. Following an interrogation, he named the second suspect who was subsequently arrested. The Police however, gathered sufficient evidence and would have instituted charges against the men.The matter was transferred to the Leonora Magistrate’s Court for February 20.last_img read more

KRU to name new Sevens coaches on Thursday

first_imgFive candidates comprising four locals and one foreigner have been selected for the Kenya Sevens head coach role while three candidates (all local) have been shortlisted for the Lionesses’ coaching job.“We conducted thorough interviews seeking a person that will ensure there is success in our national teams. On Wednesday, we will present the names to the board but at the moment I cannot divulge any more details before we conclude the process,” Mango told Capital Sport.The Union advertised the hiring of technical benches for both teams after the expiry of contracts on September 30.A total of 15 coaches including nine foreigners applied for the Kenya Sevens job which was managed by Benjamin Ayimba while five applied for the Lionesses’ role that was under the tutelage of Mike Shamiah.With less than two months before the new Sevens season starts, Mango has admitted it would be prudent for the new coach to get to work immediately.“The good thing is as a Union we have a provisional squad of 40 players prepared and it will be the duty of the new coach to now name his final team. We hope that the board makes the decision as soon as possible so that we start preparations for the new season early enough,” Mango added.He affirmed that all players will be contracted by November 1, adding that the Union has ensured all issues raised by players have been addressed.“No player will go into the pitch without signing a contract. All of them will be season-long but we are trying to look at ways we can have long term contracts. The issues last time were about money taxes. The Union at the moment has sponsorship and I believe we have sufficient budget for the year.”Kenya performed well last season, winning a main cup title for the first time ever in Singapore before finishing the season seventh on the log with 98 points.Shujaa are in a tough group for the opening 2016/2017 leg in Dubai which takes place from December 2, having been pooled with Australia, France and Japan in Group D.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jubilant Kenya 7s players celebrate after upsetting South Africa’s Blitzbokke 14-12 in their Pool B crash of Cape Town Sevens on December 12, 2015. PHOTO/AFPNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 10 – The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) is expected to name the new men’s and women’s Sevens technical benches by Thursday, according to director of squads Oscar Mango.KRU conducted interviews last week for positions of head coach, assistant coach, team manager, strength and conditioning coach and physiotherapists with the list of shortlisted candidates set to be presented to the board on Wednesday.last_img read more

English clubs suffer European blues

first_img0Shares0000PARIS, France December 5th – English champions Manchester City and rivals Arsenal both slumped to defeats in their final Champions League group matches leaving City without even the consolation of a Europa League spot and the Gunners failing to top their group and facing a tough Last 16 draw.City bowed out with a passionless performance in a 1-0 defeat away to a largely second string Borussia Dortmund side, who topped the group, while City finished bottom with three points, the lowest amount recorded by an English side in the history of the group phase. Ajax took the Europa League place despite losing 4-1 away at Real Madrid.Arsenal let slip a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 away at Olympiakos, who secured a deserved Europa League place while German outfit Schalke 04’s 1-1 draw away at Montpellier ensured they edged out Arsenal for top spot.That will only increase the pressure on the English side’s previously untouchable manager Arsene Wenger with their domestic title hopes already all but over as they trail leaders Manchester United by 15 points.While Wenger may be starting to feel the heat, the pressure eased a bit on Carlo Ancelotti, manager of big spending Paris Saint Germain and a side that Wenger has been linked with, as the French outfit beat Porto 2-1 to leapfrog them and top their group.“I am sure that now things will quickly get better in the league,” said Ancelotti.“There is no problem in the PSG dressing room, when you have to build a team with a lot of new players, it takes time, that’s only natural.”There was to be some consolation for the hard-pressed fans of that group’s bottom side Dinamo Zagreb as Ivan Krstanovic gained them their only point of the group phase with a penalty five minutes into time for a 1-1 draw with Dynamo Kiev added on in a game played in heavy snow in Zagreb.In the other group the only outstanding issue was settled as Russian side Zenit St Petersburg withstood enormous pressure from already qualified seven-time champions AC Milan to win 1-0 away in Italy and take third place and a Europa League spot at the expense of Anderlecht.© AFP Kaka was on target for Real in a 4-1 demolition of Ajax© AFP Pierre-Philippe MarcouManchester City were undone by Julian Schieber, who crowned his first Champions League appearance of the season to score Dortmund’s winner when he slotted home from a brilliant low cross by Polish star Jakub Blaszczykowski in the 57th minute.It left City’s outstanding goalkeeper Joe Hart seething.“I would love to be able to answer why we have been so poor in Europe this season but I can’t. All I know is that we have to address it,” said Hart.“We have let ourselves down. We should be competing for a place in the last eight not going out like this.”Real Madrid eased to victory over Ajax with Brazilian star Kaka’s superb effort making him the most prolific all-time Brazilian scorer in the Champions League with 28 edging ahead of fellow 2002 World Cup winner Rivaldo.Real coach Jose Mourinho said that he wasn’t disappointed with their overall group campaign.“Well we emerged from the Group of Death and there will be plenty of teams who topped their groups who will not wish to be drawn against us,” said Mourinho.Arsenal’s hopes of keeping their 1-0 lead to the end – thanks to Tomas Rosicky’s first goal since March – never looked likely as they had failed to keep a clean sheet on their five previous visits to Greece.Sure enough goals in the second-half by Giannis Maniatis and substitute Kostas Mitroglu ensured the hosts gained a second successive home win over their opponents, having beaten them 3-1 at the same stage last season.Wenger took the defeat on the chin, something he is having to get used to of late.“We had a good first half but dropped physically in the second. Many of the players are not used to that level.“We have to wait for the draw but ideally you would want to finish first.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ronaldo breaks up with girlfriend

first_img0Shares0000SPAIN, January 20 – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have moved on from former long-term girlfriend Irina Shayk, with reports suggesting he has begun dating Spanish TV reporter Lucia Villalon. The Portuguese forward only recently confirmed he had broken up from Shayk in an official statement.“After dating for five years, my relationship with Irina Shayk has come to an end. We believed it would be best for both of us to take this step now.”Ronaldo showed no sign of being down after his split from Shayk when he was spotted picking up his son – Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr – from a school in Madrid.A couple of admirers had waited nearby and asked the sportsman for a selfie, and he happily obliged, appearing to be in good spirits.He became a father back in July 2010 and has previously admitted that being a parent changed him.“Of course something like this affects you. It’s a different type of responsibility. Maybe I feel more comfortable. I’m comfortable when things are going well: my family, the club, my friends, that gives me important support for everything else,” he said.“I would love him to like football, for him to be my successor, but we’ll see what happens. My son will be whatever he wants,” he added.The identity of the mother has never been revealed, but it was reported in 2011 that she was a 20-year-old British student who was paid £10m to give up her parental rights.Ronaldo’s split from the stunning model, whom he’d been with for five years, was confirmed at the weekend, after days of speculation after she unfollowed him on Twitter.She was also notably absent at his third prestigious Ballon d’Or win celebration on January 12.However, in her absence was a sports journalist Villalon who was also pictured celebrating with him on the day in Irina’s absence.“There are 3! Golden ball congratulations! Zurich 12/01/15,” she wrote in the caption.Victoria’s Secret beauty Shayk’s spokesperson revealed on Saturday: “We can confirm Irina Shayk has ended her relationship to Cristiano Ronaldo of five years.”A massive argument between his mother and his long-time love may have resulted in the demise of their romance.Ronaldo’s alleged new flame, who is an avid follower of his successful sports career, is a state broadcaster who graduated with law and journalism degrees.The 26-year-old noticeably braved the plummeting temperatures and sat in the stands at Real Madrid’s game against Getafe on Sunday, cheering on the world-famous star with a couple of girlfriends.-Dailymail-0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

He’s a great goalkeeper! Arsenal ace Ospina gets backing from Villa rival

first_img1 Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has settled into the Gunners side perfectly after his summer move, according to Aston Villa rival and best friend Carlos Sanchez.The Premier League pair are childhood pals and Colombia team-mates and the Villa midfielder is full of praise for the shot-stopper.Ospina has usurped Wojciech Szczesny as Arsene Wenger’s No1, although the Poland international lifted the FA Cup, and Sanchez says Ospina has a number of admirable traits that could help him keep hold of the starting spot in the Gunners side.“He is my best friend and he’s a great goalkeeper,” Sanchez said. “I’ve known him since he was 10 and now he’s 26.“David’s personality is great and he is good guy. He’s very serious about his game, works tremendously hard and is sensible.“It was great to see him settle in so well at Arsenal. He’s got a lot of natural qualities and is still young for a goalkeeper.” David Ospina last_img read more

Soldado ‘has permission to go to Spain’, reveals Tottenham boss Pochettino

first_img1 Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado has been given permission to travel to Spain amid rumours he is set for a move to Villarreal.The 30-year-old has spent an underwhelming two seasons at White Hart Lane following his club-record £26million arrival from Spain, scoring just 16 goals for Spurs.Soldado was strongly linked with a move away from north London this summer, and an exit finally looked on the cards when he was pictured at Gatwick Airport on Thursday morning, while team-mate Erik Lamela took to twitter to wish Soldado “the best in your new club”, before hastily deleting the post.And, with recent reports linking the striker with a move back to his homeland, head coach Mauricio Pochettino has now confirmed Soldado has been allowed to leave.“Yes it is true that the club have given permission for him to go to Spain. Nothing more,” said Pochettino.“I think there is a lot of rumours today,” he said. “I think you know sometimes something happens in football, but at the moment nothing to say.“But if something happens, the club announces at that moment. But so far nothing changes.”Soldado will follow a number of frustrating recent signings out of White Hart Lane, with Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Benjamin Stambouli and Vlad Chiriches all having left this summer. Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado last_img read more