first_imgUNDER 15 GIRLS RUGBYLETTERKENNY GO DOWN IN NARROW DEFEAT Letterkenny U-15 lost narrowly to an experienced Limavady team, in their first ever competitive match.It started off very well as centre Mia Alcorn, cut through the Limavady defence after good work by Tara Duffy and scrumhalf Sarah McBrearty and dotted down over the line. The roesiders came back and using their experience and kenny’s inexperience scored 5 tries before Mia alcorn again found space on the outside afteer a break from Mary Beth McBrearty to score in the corner. Limavady scored two more before the interval to leave the score 10-35.Most teams would have packed it in with this score, but skippers Mary Beth McBrearty and Emma Curran gave an inspiring team talk at half-time and the home team came out, ready to fight again. Almost immediately Limavady scored again,but this was not the end but just the beginning. First, Aoife O’Riordan charged through scoring in the corner after great rucking by Jade Duffy, Amy McClintock and Yasmin Sparks.Then Sara Bundschu had a couple of brilliant runs followed by a great try where she beat four players before scoring after a pass from Chloe Wasson. Mia Alcorn who was playing a blinder, especially with the number of tackles she made. Then showed why the Ulster selectors are so interested in her when she scored another Great try when she dummied her opposing centre and used her speed to get to the line. After  an excellent run by Yasmin Sparks, Mia finished the job again. Emma Curran made her mark on the game with a weaving run before setting up Alcorn again. Limavady came back again as a couple of injuries to key players hampered letterkenny, scoring two more tries despite great tackling by the Duffys and Allanah Boyle to open the gap again.Alcorn came on the scene again to score again when Allanah Boyle beat three players in an exciting run and unselfisly passed to her better placed colleague to score. Unfortunatly with  players tiring the visitors scored two more tries. Kelly Higgins then beat two players and stormed over the line after great tackling by Amy McClintock. Alcorn finished off a  great performance when scoring the last try after a good passing movement by the two saras, Bundeschu and McBreartyFinal Score;..LETTERKENNY 50-60 LIMAVADYWhat a performance ….for a first ever game of competive rugby, this was an eye opener for some players, others took in their stride, but it is amazing how some players can lift their game when the need is there. After a couple more games to sort out a few little unforseen problems this team will be ready for anybody.This week the team travel to Limavady for a Two o’clock Kick off on Sunday 1st N ovemberTeam will be leaving Tobins at 12.15 sharp. Training is going well at the Glebe and I would remind anyone interested in starting rugby, that you are more than welcome, don’t worry we’ll tech you how to play. We need more U-15s and U-18s as the numbers are there to start an U-18 teamTraining U-15…Tues 7-8.15..Thurs 7-8Training U-18..Thurs 8-9.30If interested Call me Allen McCrea 0863325955 RUGBY: LETTERKENNY U15 GIRLS NARROWLY LOSE TO LIMAVADY IN THEIR FIRST EVER COMPETITIVE MATCH was last modified: October 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RUGBYSportlast_img read more

Bulldog Top 10 of 2016-17: No. 3 — Reed Fischer Completes a Record-Holding Season

first_img No. 7 – Student Athletes Receive Academic Honors Fischer is set to compete in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships on Wednesday, June 7 at Hayward Field.Fischer competed in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships on June 7 at Hayward Field where he placed ninth, and added the title All-American to his resume. No. 9 – Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri State No. 8 – MacLeod Becomes All-Time Leader in Drake Men’s Soccer History No. 5 – Men’s Tennis MVC Title No. 6 – Wendell Leaves a Legacy at Drake Crossing the finish line with a time of 29:57.37 and placing eighth, Fischer easily advanced to the NCAA Championships, his second-straight appearance where he finished 17th in the 10,000 meters last year. Fischer returned to the oval in attempts to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the 5,000 meter-run. However, he came up short with a 27th place finish in 14:47.07. Story Linkscenter_img Fischer advanced to the MVC Outdoor Championships held May 12-14 in Wichita, Kan. On the first day of competition, Fischer added to his burgeoning legacy by winning the 10,000 meter-run with a time of 30:17.82, nearly two seconds in front of second place finisher SIU’s Josh Maier. This win is the first for Drake since 2000 and qualified Fischer for the field at the NCAA West Preliminaries.ICYMI: Last night, @reedfisch won his fourth @MVCSports title with a great finish in the 10k.??— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) May 13, 2017 The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July. The No. 3 moment of the 2016-17 season comes from track and field and cross country team member Reed Fischer’s decorated career at Drake coming to a close with an accomplishment that has been one in the making; breaking the school record for the 5,000 meter-run. Fischer shattered the 39-year old record on the Blue Oval during the 2017 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee with an outstanding time of 13:48.32. Crossing the finish line not only gave Fischer a Relays first-place title, but also placed him among the top 20 events times in Division I athletics this year. No. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong No. 4 – Women’s Basketball Goes Undefeated Check back on July 24 as the No. 2 moment of 2016-17 is unveiled. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Game 5 takeaways: The Captain appears, Couture and Hertl shine, and peak Vlasic

first_imgSAN JOSE — It’s pretty remarkable.Thanks to their 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday — arguably their most complete effort of the second round — the Sharks are one win away from the Western Conference final without the benefit of having captain Joe Pavelski, who had not made an appearance in the series.That is, until Saturday night.Just as the Sharks were about to start a power play at the 7:31 mark of the third period, Pavelski, dressed in a three-piece suit, came out from …last_img

A’s stay hot via long ball, beat Cleveland for fourth straight

first_imgCLEVELAND — Bolstered by solo home runs by Jurickson Profar and Matt Olson and Matt Chapman’s ninth-inning two-run blast, the A’s topped the Indians, 6-4, on Monday for their fourth straight win.A’s left-handed starter Brett Anderson (5-3, 4.14) got the win, but left the game with a cervical strain in the bottom of the sixth. He was visited on the mound by manager Bob Melvin and trainer Nick Paparesta with one out and a runner on second, then walked off the field with Paparesta, as Melvin …last_img

Warriors 3 Big Things: Burks pops, but Harden, Rockets expose Baby Dubs’ lax defense

first_imgAs any reasonable basketball fan expected, the Warriors lost their sixth game of the season Wednesday night, as James Harden and the Houston Rockets ran the Baby Dubs off the court with an end-of-second-quarter blitz en route to a 129-112 win that was never in question come the second half.Here are my three big takeaways from the game:1. Burks pops, but the defense does Dubs in As much as this Warriors’ season is about developing young players, not all the players on this …last_img

Wednesday at 49ers HQ: Quinn on Shanahan’s Super Bowl; Jones to IR?

first_img“There’s always criticism after the … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — Kyle Shanahan coaches next against the team he sabotaged from a Super Bowl victory.Oh, perhaps that is a bit strong.Indeed it is, as testified by Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn. Shanahan was the Falcons offensive coordinator when the 2016 Falcons infamously blew a 28-3 lead and lost to the New England Patriots 34-28 in overtime of Super Bowl LI.last_img

Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berth

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the scores tied at 114-114, Castro missed a long triple against the defense of J’Nathan Bullock but Rice was there to salvage the two points underneath giving TNT a 116-114 lead with 10 seconds left.“It was a hard-fought victory, and we knew all along that going into the series facing Rain or Shine we will have a hard time,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “It just so happened we came out the better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRain or Shine had a chance to either win or tie the game but Bullock’s pass to Beau Belga went out of bounds with 1.4 seconds left on the clock.“The breaks of the game favored us in the end.” Quinto, Nambatac honor late juniors coach with impressive showing Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City There were 16 lead changes and 16 ties overall in the game but the final six minutes saw the lead change hands five times and the scores knotted up four times.One of those lead changes happened when Bullock put Rain or Shine up 114-112 at the 46-second mark after sinking two free throws.Castro then tied it at 114-114 from the stripe as well after Bullock fouled him with 41 seconds left in the game.Rice led all scorers with 34 points for TNT to go along 16 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro put up 20 points and 12 assists, with four happening in the fourth period.Bullock led the Elasto Painters with 30 points while Belga added 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. and Jayson Castro made the biggest plays down the stretch to tow TNT past Rain or Shine, 118-114, and into the semifinals in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The second seeded KaTropa, who had a twice-to-beat edge, lost the first game to the pesky Elasto Painters, 106-102, and needed a strong finish in the do-or-die match to set up with a semis date with Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Biles Sets New Record As US Wins World Gymnastics Team Gold (Video)

first_imgSTUTTGART, Germany — Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women’s team all-around title.It was Biles’ 15th career gold and broke a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals overall by a woman at the world championships. She’s now two short of Vitaly Scherbo’s all-time record of 23 among men or women.“Every year it feels better and better just because we’re adding to the legacy,” Biles said. “I feel like I never think of records. I just go out there and do what I came to do, which is compete for the country.”The U.S. team scored 172.330 points to beat second-place Russia by 5.801 points and win its seventh consecutive team title at an Olympics or world championships.Team U.S.A. listens to the national anthem after winning the gold medal in the women’s team final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Left is team Russia who won the silver medal, right is team Italy who won the bronze medal. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)The reward for winning was a battery-powered medal that lights up when it senses movement. Biles called it “the sickest medal we’ve ever had.”Biles posted the best individual scores on the vault, balance beam and floor.“I think if I do the routine that I did tonight I’ll be more than happy” in Thursday’s individual all-around final, she said. A fall for Sunisa Lee on balance beam in her world championship debut and a fumbled routine from Grace McCallum on the uneven bars left the U.S. with room for improvement, though both were strong on other apparatus.“It’s just so surreal to come out here and end up on top with the strength of the team that we have, even after having a couple falls out there,” Biles said.Russia became the first team to get within six points of the U.S. since China at the 2015 world championships, something which pleased Russian gymnast Angelina Melnikova.“We’re happy that we got second because we can’t battle the Americans just yet, but today the gap was significantly lower than at the last few world championships,” Melnikova said.Biles said other teams were “most definitely” closing in on the U.S.“All of the teams have improved their difficulty over the last quad, and I think that’s really exciting to see the strength that they have.”Italy ended its 69-year wait for a women’s team medal with bronze, as China failed to make the podium for the first time since the 2003 world championships.China was fourth after a tough day for Liu Tingting, who fell twice on the uneven bars and again on the balance beam.A fall on the beam mount by Italy’s last gymnast, Elisa Iorio, made for a tense finish but she recovered to score enough to stay ahead of China by 0.536 points.It was a big recovery for Italy, which qualified in last place for the final.“The goal for today was just to do better than qualification and how it goes, it goes,” Italian gymnast Giorgia Villa said through a translator.By: James Ellingworth, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

18 days agoMount: Chelsea’s England selection big for club

first_imgMount: Chelsea’s England selection big for clubby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMason Mount says Chelsea’s strong contingent in the England squad is big for the club.Mount will be joined by Blues teammates Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham and Fiyako Tomori in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.Speaking to the club’s website, the 20-year-old said: “It is a massive honour to get called up to your country and to have four Chelsea boys in there is brilliant for the club.”There are a lot of young boys around us that we have played with for a very long time and now making that step into the senior team so I am so happy for Tammy and for Fik [Fikayo Tomori], and Ross as well, us four getting into the England squad is a massive achievement so I am looking forward to the international break.”The last international break, the game before it we drew 2-2 and it was not a good feeling going into it but now we have the good feeling of winning three points.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

11 days ago​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!by Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson had a role to play in Roman Abramovich buying Chelsea.The Russian billionaire was famously searching for a football club to purchase in the early 2000s.When he spoke with Swedish coach Eriksson about a club that would be suitable for his needs, he was advised to go with Chelsea over Tottenham.The Blues have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history under Abramovich.Recalling their conversation, Eriksson told The Times: “We met at Les Ambassadeurs [a casino and club in London].”There were three men standing there. One is properly dressed, the other is so-so and the third, I thought he was the driver. Of course that was Roman.”He wanted to buy a club in Moscow so we went to Moscow for three days. We saw all the clubs and I said buy Dinamo. They had the best facilities.”I went on holiday and his right-hand man phoned. Roman changed his mind. He wants to buy a club in London.”Tottenham or Chelsea? I said, ‘What does he want to do?’ He said he wants to win.”I said, ‘So buy Chelsea. You have to change half the team. Tottenham you have to change the whole team.'” last_img read more