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Shane McGrath explains reason for ending inter-county career

first_imgThe Ballinahinch clubman, who’s 31 follows in the footsteps of James Woodlock and Conor O’Mahony who also retired in recent days.The midfielder was part of the All Ireland winning Tipp team in 2010 while he also picked up five Munster titles and one league title, while he was also named an All Star twice.Shane says the level of training required to play Championship hurling is intense and this played a role in his decision.last_img

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2nd edition of Head of State Invitational golf tournament scheduled for June 16

first_imgThe Ghana Golf Association in collaboration with Ghana @ 60 Years on Committee has officially launched the second edition of the Head of State Invitational tournament.The Head of State Invitational Tournament is a golf competition being organized in honour of the President of the Republic of Ghana and also an opportunity to broker business deals for the country.It is also a platform to groom and give exposure to amateur golfers.Speaking at the launch, the President of the Ghana Golf Association, Mr Mike Aggrey, said “this tournament is not just a golf competition but an informal avenue to bring together decision-makers in corporate Ghana to interact and discuss various business opportunities for the country. We are creating a congenial atmosphere for high profile business meetings and networking.”Mr Aggrey said the event will come off on Saturday, June 16 at the Kumasi Royal Golf Course and President Nana Akuffo-Addo is expected to be present to do the Tee-off and the closing ceremony. Over 150 golfers both local and international are expected to participate in this year’s tournament with over 30 slots allocated to women golfers, he revealed.He continued that there will be a golf clinic on the day of the event to educate people on the technicalities of golf and over 20 prizes will be awarded on the day of the event. The chairman of the launch, Mr Mike Ezan, who is also a former President of the Ghana Golf Association, underscored the importance of this high profile golf event and encouraged everyone to get involved in promoting the game of golf.Mr Ezan expressed gratitude to the sponsors of the competition: UMB, MTN, Global Media Alliance, GCB Bank, SSIC Insurance, Golden Tulip, etc.Present at the launch were the Chairman of Ghana @ 60 years on, Francis Andoh, CEO of Northwestern Solutions, Chairman Ken Amankwa and Esther Amedzro, President of Women Golfers in Ghana.last_img read more

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Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni praises ‘remarkable’ James Harden after 50-point triple-double

first_imgMike D’Antoni saluted the “remarkable” James Harden after he inspired the Houston Rockets to a 119-108 victory over the Sacramento Kings with a 50-point triple-double.The reigning NBA MVP poured in 50 points, took 11 rebounds and laid on 10 assists in another strong display at the Toyota Center on Saturday. Harden now has five 50-point triple-doubles in his career. The Kings led by 10 points in the second quarter and held a slender advantage going into the last, but the Rockets earned a fourth win in five matches.”They made a run, which we knew they were going to have in them,” Harden said. “But I just tried to be aggressive, whether it was making an assist or getting to the basket or shooting my shot. That was it.” Rockets’ Chris Paul weighs in on MVP race between James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo 8-0 run to start the second half! pic.twitter.com/EyBgkfpVEM— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 30, 2019″It’s remarkable what he does, and he does it every night,” D’Antoni said. “I keep thinking, ‘Gosh, can he do this every game?’ And then he does it for three years.” Related News Coach D’Antoni praised Harden’s astonishing consistency for the playoff-bound Rockets.last_img read more

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‘Poor Farm to Market Roads our Major Challenge’

first_imgThe Fair Labour Farmers Union in District #2 Zuezohn clan in Grand Bassa County says poor farm to market road is one of the major challenges affecting their its productivity.The farmers believe that an improved road network will improve their chances of making a better impact through the sale of their produce and to increase their productivity.In an interview with Observer Farmer in Zuezohn Clan, Grand Bassa County over the weekend, General Secretary Moses Diggs expressed their willingness to contribute significantly to the back to the soil program which aims to increase productivity.The objective, he said is to help reduce the huge importation of rice to Liberia. The farmers have cultivated rice on 60 acres of land, along with vegetables and cassava.He called on the Government of Liberia to ensure the rehabilitation of the road network and international partners to provide other necessary support to the farmers.Diggs said farmers walk about two hours to get to their farms in Zuezohn Clan due to bad roads.“As community dwellers we came together and started these farms with L$200,000 and have grown food but due to the terrible road network and the lack of storage facilities most our produce spoil,” he said.He added “Due to the huge quantity of produce we lost to the bad road, it makes it very difficult for us because we are unable to repay the L$85,000 that we borrowed from clubs and individuals to grow more food this season.”Mr. Diggs said the Union has been appealing for assistance for the past one year without success.Mr. Alexander Goaye, head of the Fair Labour Farmers Union, said they have plans to expand their production to grow cocoa and also raise goats and sheep.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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