JON WALTERS has queried why there seems to be more pressure on footballers to give up significant portions of their salaries to help the poorer in society than there is on other rich individuals.He cited the areas of banking, airline owners and tax exiles as people who not only often earn more than footballers but also contribute less in terms of tax.8 Walters gave his thoughts on the matter in a series of tweets as he also listened and replied to some slightly differing views8888888 Credit: TwitterAt yesterday’s UK government briefing Health Secretary Matt Hancock specifically mentioned footballers as a group that ought to contribute as the economy continues to suffer massively due to the Covid-19 pandemic.He said: “Given the sacrifices many people are making, the first thing PL footballers can do is make a contribution.”There has been criticism for how some clubs such as Tottenham have reacted to the pandemic as they have so far opted to furlough some non-playing staff while still paying players in full.They have also chosen to impose a 20% pay reduction on all other non-playing staff.TOTTENHAM CRITICISMAdditionally, they have gone to the government seeking funds to pay staff through the Coronavirus job retention scheme.The moves have been blasted by former boss Harry Redknapp amongst others.It’s even believed other Premier League clubs feel chairman Daniel Levy’s actions have damaged the overall reputation of the league.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’Some other clubs have on the other hand decided to impose wage reductions on playing staff in order to ensure the wider staff can continue to be paid in full.European giants Juventus and Barcelona were applauded for the moves they made.The Italian champ’s squad agreed to freeze their wages for four months while Barcelona’s agreed to all take a 70% reduction.
Sergio Ramos, captain of Real Madrid, spoke of the worked victory of Real Madrid in the stadium of Fox before him Valladolid. He did it for the microphones of Movistar LaLiga and Real MadridTV.Party suffered: “Of course. No field is easy and all the teams demonstrate it. We knew that with its scheme it was difficult, with that 4-4-2 it was more difficult to create spaces, they were very closed and folded. The first part has been a bit thicker , but in the second we have found some more space and finally, in a second play, Nacho has been able to hook it. We are very happy with the objective, add three points and become leaders. Now, keep adding. “ Points: “We knew it was going to be very difficult and they put it at home very complicated.” Maturity: “The first part they always come out very intense and know how to defend very well. We knew that we had to mature the game and we did so.”Leadership: “Very happy and eager to follow up”19 games without losing: “It indicates that we have to work, work and work and that’s how things go.” Recover the leadership: “It is important. It is very soon, the League is very long and is seen in any game that is becoming more complicated, as everyone says. You can leave points in any field and against any team. We will continue game by game and continue in this dynamic: with a lot of personality, a lot of initiative, sometimes you can not play but we always try, that is to see a Madrid with commitment and identity … “. The Nacho-Zidane hug: “It’s very good, summarizes the unity of the group, which is fundamental. The balance revolves based on the unity of the group. Although some play less, everyone is prepared. It is a hug from the whole team. We all fight for the same goal and it looks in those little details. “Match after injury. “I had a second degree sprain and had affected a ligament. I was looking forward to returning. After the Super Cup I have returned in record time. I hope I can contribute my highest level to the team.”Lucas Vázquez: “We had to mature the game”
Reggae Boyz and Leicester City captain Wes Morgan is hoping to continue his finest year in football to date with the Reggae Boyz as he rallies Jamaicans to help the national senior team to victory over Costa Rica next month in their key World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium.The Jamaicans will face off against a strong Costa Rican outfit on Friday, March 25, with the aim of pushing up the table after losing their opener to Panama (0-2) before their close 1-0 win over Haiti.Jamaica sits third in Group B with three points, with Costa Rica leading the way with six, followed by Panama on three and Haiti without a point.”I am asking the Jamaican people to come and support the Reggae Boyz and help us in our conquest to try and qualify for the World Cup,” said Morgan, who has captained Leicester City to the top of the Barclays Premier League.Morgan was speaking via a recording played at the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) secretariat yesterday.”We need you guys to come to the Stadium and make as much noise as possible and give us the drive and determination to perform and give our very best. We need you all there, so the more the merrier. Please come and support us. We need you guys, and, of course, see you guys at the game, and all the very best,” he said.
MOST READ “Our big question mark is if Greg would play,” said Cone.“If we play Friday, I would say he won’t play. Given another day or two, he may play. But we do expect him to be back sometime in the series. We just hope that we’re still in the series by the time he’s available.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSlaughter sat out both playoff games against Rain or Shine due to a sprained ankle, but Cone acknowledged that he would need all of his weapons against a star-studded squad like San Miguel.“That’s a big thing for us, whether Greg can play and help us equalize against San Miguel,” said Cone. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Both teams battled in the last Philippine Cup Finals with the Beermen emerging victorious to claim their third straight all-Filipino title.The winner of this series goes on to play the winner of the other semifinals, which features Magnolia taking on NLEX.The Road Warriors swept the Alaska Aces, 2-0, during their quarterfinal showdown after a tense 87-83 victory in Game 2 Wednesday night, thus claiming their first Final Four stint in franchise history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bayron fends off Lascuña charge, leads by 2 strokes Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Without Slaughter, the Gin Kings absorbed a 1-4 series loss—a defeat that still lingers for Ginebra veteran LA Tenorio.“Of course, we’re motivated by payback,” said Tenorio. “Last season, we didnt have Greg. But we came all the way from No. 7, so we just ran our of steam to be honest.”The Beermen reached the semifinals by disposing of TNT KaTropa, 106-93, in the quarterfinals with Fajardo shooting 35 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.“I think we have enough talent also, enough people also to contain June Mar and their shooters and their bigs, and also, their guards. We’ll see,” Tenorio said.“It’s gonna be tough for us, definitely. But again, we will fight. We have to really be focused on the game plan especially against June Mar. Really June Mar is playing [on] a different level now.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Greg Slaughter Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith its “equalizer” still doubtful, Barangay Ginebra takes on the challenge of toppling the “monster” whose shadow has loomed large over the PBA Philippine Cup in the past three seasons, starting Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.As if beating the three-time defending champion San Miguel Beermen over a seven game series is not tough enough, Gin Kings coach Tim Cone, a winner of 22 PBA titles, has to make his team cope with the absence of prized big man Greg Slaughter in the early part of the matchup.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments
– rather than barring them from working night shiftWith the Social Protection Ministry’s dogged move towards barring single mothers from working the night shift offered by security firms; a member of the Women andWomen rights activist Nicole ColeGender Equality Commission (W&GEC) is arguing for a different, more comprehensive approach.According to notable women rights activist, Nicole Cole, women have an inherent right to work. She recalled that at a recent workshop, she had made a presentation that had made recommendations for how the Government could truly help single mothers working the night shift. She noted that Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Keith Scott, was present.“This Minister listened to my presentation which included the recommendation of Government assisting single moms by subsidising night care services,” Cole said in a recent interview. “Women have a right to work!”“What is needed is assistance with the children who are left unprotected at home when the mother is at work at nights, hence my recommendation of Government subsidised night care services.”The activist noted that, at present, night care services are not a prevalent feature among Guyana’s service providers. She noted that while putting mothers with very young children on the day shift can help, it would call for more consideration to be shown to mothers who their children depend on – and more comprehensive measures.“It’s not an easy road as a single mother when you have to work to feed the children,” the social worker said. “Many mothers cry as they leave those children alone. They’re really traumatised but have to go out to work; raising awareness ofMinister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scottthe importance of co-parenting in also very fundamental.”Noble idea?Even though concerns were raised by stakeholders regarding Minister Scott’s belief in barring single mothers from working the night shift for security firms, it was announced in a missive on Monday he has “no intention” of abandoning this “noble idea”.The Ministry made it clear that it plans to minimise and eventually eliminate night work for single mothers within the private security industry and as such, directives were issued to other Ministries.“In pursuit of this noble idea the Honourable Minister is with immediate effect requesting his colleagues and other senior Government functionaries to take all feasible steps to give efficacy to the initiative,” the missive said.“Accordingly, they are asked to ensure that with immediate effect the contracts for the provisions of private security services provide for the exclusions of single mothers from night work,” it continued.But while the missive noted the Government’s plan to eventually eliminate night work for single mothers, it went on to state that whatever policies are developed and implemented they “should not run counter to the individual desire of a single mother who may elect to work at nights.”“The Honourable Minister Keith Scott wishes to assure all interested stakeholders that this proposition is merely intended to promote the interest and safety of the family unit.”The desire to bar single mothers from night work was first expressed by Minister Scott during a seminar hosted by the Minister on August 24, 2017. The Junior Minister had noted that his Ministry was concerned with the work arrangement for female security personnel in the field and the effect it has on single mothers.“Many days when I report for duty, I am pained and grieved to be greeted at 7:30am by a female security officer who had worked the night before,” he had expressed. “I’m unsure whether or not the private security industry has carefully examined the impact which night work has had and continues to have on women…”“I wish to submit without fear of contradiction that the level of danger to which the family is exposed increases astronomically when that family is headed by one parent only, who happens to be the mother and has to work all night while her children are left unprotected, unsupervised and to the mercies of possible predators.We should not wait for indisputable evidence before we seek to minimise or control the level of night work to which our women… are exposed,” he said.Scott had expressed the belief that these are the kinds of dangers family members are exposed to when single parents work at night. And according to the Department of Public Information, the Minister had called for the development and implementation of policies to completely prevent women from working night shifts.
0Shares0000Willian looked delighted as he helped Chelsea confirm their place in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League. Photo/Daily MailBAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov 22 – Chelsea powered into the Champions League last 16 as Eden Hazard and Willian inspired a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Qarabag on Wednesday.Antonio Conte’s side reached the knockout stages with a game to spare thanks to influential displays from Hazard and Willian at the Olympic Stadium that knocked Azerbaijanis Qarabag out of the competition. Chelsea will go into their last Group C fixture against Atletico Madrid, who take on Roma at the Wanda Metropolitano later on Wednesday, on 10 points and still in with a chance of finishing top.Hazard scored Chelsea’s first-half opener from the penalty spot after his pass to Willian provoked a foul on the Brazilian from Rashad Sadygov, who was sent off as a result.Willian doubled Chelsea’s lead nine minutes before the interval, collecting Hazard’s deft back-heeled pass before rolling home.Cesc Fabregas netted Chelsea’s third from the spot in the 73rd minute after another foul on Willian, and the Brazil international crashed home his second in the closing moments.The English champions were heavily criticised after a woeful loss at Roma in their previous Champions League match, but have now won three in a row in all competitions.“We did everything well. We should have scored more. It is easy to play with these good players,” Hazard said.“We have a big game at Liverpool on Saturday so it was good to have a small rest. We are ready for Saturday.”Conte had bemoaned the fixture schedule that sends Chelsea to Liverpool for a crucial Premier League game on Saturday, just 48 hours after they return to London from the 5,000 mile (8,000 kilometres) round trip to Azerbaijan.But he still fielded a strong side, with David Luiz starting in defence for the first time since being dropped after a reported training ground row with the Blues boss following the Roma defeat.– Michel rattles woodwork –Conte’s side had thrashed Qarabag 6-0 in September, but they almost fell behind early on in Baku when Maksim Medvedev was allowed to advance into the area with little resistance.Michel picked up possession and lashed a fierce shot against a post before the rebound was blazed over.Hazard was nominally Chelsea’s central striker but the Belgian playmaker had freedom to roam and it was from a deeper position that he triggered his side’s 21st-minute opener.Threading a pin-point pass behind the Qarabag defence, Hazard sent Willian clear on goal and the Brazil winger tumbled into the area after Sadygov grabbed at his arm.Referee Manuel de Sousa saw enough contact to give Chelsea the penalty and sent off Sadygov.Qarabag were furious but Hazard ignored their complaints to stroke home the spot-kick for his sixth goal in his last seven appearances.He followed the opener with an extravagant touch to help double Chelsea’s lead in the 36th minute.Pedro started the swaggering move with a flick into the path of Willian, who guided the ball to Hazard.The Belgian baffled the Qarabag defence with a sublime back-heeled pass into Willian and he made no mistake with a clinical finish.Conte’s team struck for a third time in the 73rd minute when Gara Garayev conceded a penalty with a tug on Willian.Fabregas’s initial spot-kick was ruled out for encroachment, but the Spaniard was unflustered as he slotted home again.Chelsea weren’t done and Willian capped the rout with a stinging strike from the edge of the area in the 85th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Neil Lennon has pulled out of a benefit game in Ballybofey today between Celtic and Finn Harps following death threats.The move came on the advice of security chiefs who feared for his safety following recent death threats and a bomb hoax.The Celtic manager was due to take charge of a Hoops side against Finn Harps in a benefit match then be a guest at a dinner for former player John Kennedy. Instead the Celtic players flew in a private jet to County Donegal today without their manager. The club want him to stay in Scotland so he can be given protection in the wake of the most recent death threats.Security had been heightened around the Co Armagh man after bullets were sent to him through the post in a stunt blamed on crazed Belfast Loyalists.And there was a fresh alert on Friday when a fake nail bomb addressed to him at Parkhead was intercepted at a Post Office sorting centre in Saltcoats, Ayrshire. Lennon was escorted to training on Friday by a bodyguard.The Parkhead coach and his family are now under 24-hour security and friends say the threats are causing them stress. He is said to be considering his future as Celtic boss but is expected to stay on until the end of the season before reviewing his position.Meanwhile Rangers fans are behind an internet campaign claiming Lennon racially abused their crazed striker El Hadji Diouf during last Wednesday’s crazy Old Firm Cup clash.Diouf lost the plot at the match and was one of three Gers players sent off.Lennon and Rangers assistant Ally McCoist also had to be pulled apart.But last night, a spokesman for the 39-year-old Celtic manager said of the Diouf claims: “These allegations are completely outrageous – with no substance whatsoever. “There is a concerted campaign by malicious and despicable individuals to cause distress to Neil Lennon. Celtic Football Club and all Celtic fans stand by their manager in the face of these vicious and unacceptable attacks.”A police investigation centres on footage from TV coverage of Celtic 1-0 win on Wednesday night.Two hundred Rangers fans have made complaints to the Strathclyde police.CELTIC BOSS NEIL CANCELS DONEGAL TRIP AFTER DEATH THREATS was last modified: March 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
FootballPeter Gallagher and James O’Donnell’s men continued their faultless start to the season with a hard earned 2-11 to 1-11 victory over a pugnacious Letterkenny Gaels side in testing conditions at Father Tierney Park. A pulsating first half ended with the hosts holding a two points lead, 2-6 to 1-7. The second half ebbed and flowed, but Aodh Ruadh got the better of it to confirm their sixth successive win of the league campaign. Callum O’Halloran was outstanding at corner back, while Michael Ward also made some telling interventions. Again the half back line distinguished itself, Johnny Gethins, Colm Kelly and Niall Harley getting through a heap of work. Seamus Kane took two class scores and was a great option all through. David Dolan continued his mightily impressive early season form with another heavy haul of points, while Sticky Ward was ever the calming influence, picking the right options. We have a full report from the game up on aodhruadh.org with pictures over the course of the week. The reserves recorded an impressive win over Letterkenny Gaels. They started at a high tempo and maintained that to the break where they went in leading on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-2. The second half was more evenly fought, but a goal from the excellent Cáelán Drummond saw Ballyshannon finish 1-13 to 0-9 victors. We will have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org over the course of the week.Attention turns to the championship next Saturday, 14th May, when the reserves and seniors travel to take on Cloughaneely in the first round of the group stages. The reserves go off at 6pm with the seniors throwing in at 7.30pm. The other teams in Group B are Naomh Colmcille and Naomh Ultan. Aodh Ruadh under 14s made the long trip to Dungloe on Monday evening and came back with a draw on a scoreline of 3-9 to 4-6 which ensured Ballyshannon topped division 1 after the round robin stages. Aodh Ruadh had the better of the first half to go in at the interval leading by 2-5 to 1-5. However the hosts came out all guns blazing in the second half and it took a wonderstrike of a goal from Frankie McGinley to ensure that Aodh Ruadh topped the table. Also among the goals was Senan Rooney with a brace which capped another fine outing at midfield from the Corker man. There were decent defensive showings from Kyle Murray and Eugene Doherty, while up front Colm McGloin continued his fine attacking form. That result sets up a rematch in the league semi-final which will take place on either Friday or Saturday, with Dungloe travelling to Ballyshannon for that fixture. Training continues on Wednesday at 4.30pm.The under 12s had a good start to the league on Monday with an away win against Ardara. Each league fixture features senior and reserve matches and they were two great games where 25 players in all represented the club. The reserve match was a great contest with James Gallagher in midfield and the two Cians – McKenna and Hunter – showing very well. Ardara finished stronger in the second half and the reserves lost by five points. The seniors on the other hand were on top from the beginning with Ryan Daly getting off to a blistering start from corner forward. Our defence was on top throughout with Darragh Flood Dolan commanding at full back. Aaron Neilan controlled midfield and the link up play from defence to attack was a joy to behold. Aaron Cullen pulled off one magnificent save in the second half and his skill in kick outs were the starting point for our best scores. Cian McKenna who swapped nets for full forward when he came on as a sub bagged three goals in a second half where Aodh Ruadh just had a bit too much for Ardara on the night. Many thanks to the green and white army who travelled in big numbers to support the boys, to the Ardara club for their hospitality and Pat Walsh for refereeing. The under 12s will be entertaining Four Masters this Wednesday in Father Tierney Park. Players to be up at the park by 6.30pm with the game throwing in at 7pm. Training continues as usual every Monday and Friday from 5.15pm to 6.30pm.The under 10s have their first blitz of the year this Saturday in Mountcharles. The games get under way at 11am with Aodh Ruadh playing teams from Saint Naul’s, Four Masters and Bundoran. All players to be at the venue for 10.30am. We are gathering at the park at 9.15am to arrange lifts for players whose parents / guardians can’t travel. We will be leaving the park at 9.30am sharp.Huge thanks to Naomh Bríd for hosting our under 8s at their blitz last Saturday, our your footballers loved getting into action for the first time this season. Huge thanks also to Southern Board fixtures secretary Paul Martin who arranged for us to take part in Ballintra at short notice. Despite the cold and the wet the lads and lass all gave great accounts of themselves and played some lovely football. Lining out for Aodh Ruadh on the day were Garreth Brennan, Patrick Clarke, Manus Conlon, Sam Davitt, Joey Daly, Finn Doogan, Callum Dorrian, Antóin Duffy, Eoghan Gallagher, Joseph Gibbions, Tomás Keown, Ethan Kerrigan, Finn Hartin, Sean Maguire, Eoghan McCadden, Oisin McCadden, Shaun McGarrigle, Ethan McGowan, Sean O’Neill, Éabha Rogers, Max Roper, Dáthaí Sheerin, Corey Sheridan and MJ Ward.Under 10, under 8 and under 6 training continues as usual this Friday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at Páirc Aoidh Ruadh.LadiesThe Realt Ruadh senior team are away to Glenties this Sunday at 12pm. Best of luck to the girls.Congratulations to the Donegal ladies, and our representative on the panel, Sarah Patton, on capturing the NFL division two title last Saturday with a 3-17 to 0-13 victory over Westmeath. Aodh Ruadh under 14 girls put in a fantastic team display last Wednesday evening against a strong Glenties side, to remain unbeaten in the league. Aodh Ruadh were straight out of the blocks and within a few minutes were two points up thanks to Bridín Maguire and Sarah Jane Keon. Glenties began to get their hands on the ball, however they found it very difficult to break down a strong Aodh Ruadh defence who played as a unit and forced the Glenties forwards to shoot from distance. Aodh Ruadh continued to chip away at the score board and led 0-0 to 0-7 at half time. The lead would have been much greater only for a number of fantastic saves from the Glenties keeper. The Ernesiders continued to push ahead and got the first score of the second half before Glenties enjoyed their best period of the game. A high ball into the Aodh Ruadh box somehow ended up in the net for the hosts only score. Aodh Ruadh continued to push forward, adding another five points without response. Áine Hill was again rock solid in goals, the entire defence gave nothing away and Caoimhe Keon and Ella Clancy covered very blade of grass on the pitch. The forward line continually troubled the Glenties defence and took their scores well. Overall a fantastic team performance.The under 12 girls have their first fixture of the season this week. They play Saint Naul’s this Wednesday at 6.15pm in Mountcharles. We will be meeting at the park at 5pm to arrange lifts for players whose parents / guardians can’t travel and leaving the park at 5.15pm.Under 8 and under 10 training continues at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh (Munday’s) on Mondays from 6-7pm.This year’s Duck Race will take place on Saturday 28th May at 3pm. So mark the date in your calendar as it’s always an entertaining afternoon. HurlingThe under 14s made the long trip to Gaoth Dobhair on Thursday night to take on the amalgamated Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair team. It was a tough battle from start to finish. The effects of the long trip were shown early on as the Gaeltacht lads struck for three early goals. Midway through the half we slowly got into the game and finished the half strongly only finding ourselves three points down at half time. With the aid of a strong breeze we were well on top, but found scores hard to come by. A strong finish saw us come out on top on a 7-9 to 6-6 scoreline. We are away to Four Masters this Thursday.Our young minor team’s difficult season continued on Thursday with a home game against Burt. It was a tough low scoring game with very little between the teams. Burt’s ability to hit the net was the difference between the teams, and they ran out worthy winners 3-3 to 0-7. This very young team deserve great credit for fielding for all games this season, unfortunately a number of players didn’t make themselves this season resulting in us struggling to field in all games. The lads have shown great commitment this season. We have our final league game this Thursday another difficult trip to Letterkenny to take on Saint Eunan’s.The first under 8 and under 10 blitz of the season takes place on Sunday week, May 22nd in Convoy. The lads are really looking forward to the blitz. We will have full details at training this Sunday.Our clothes collection to raise funds for underage hurling comes to an end on Saturday 21st May, thanks to all who have supported this fund-raiser so far. All unwanted clothes – except duvets and pillows – shoes, belts and handbags welcome.Lá na gClubAodh Ruadh marked Lá na gClub on Sunday 8th May at Father Tierney Park. Ballyshannon Brass and Reed Band lead a procession to the park where club chairman Gerard Ferguson addressed the assembly before club president Owen Roe O’Neill raised the flag. That was followed by a reading of the 1916 proclamation, stirringly orated by Sylvester Maguire. We have pictures from the ceremony up on aodhruadh.orgInter-county minor challenge On Tuesday May 10th there is an inter-county minor challenge in Father Tierney Park between Donegal and Sligo. As both teams are preparing for their respective Championship encounters this should be an entertaining game. Throw-in is at 7pm.Let’s play dartsOn Friday May 27th Seán Óg’s will host a darts exhibition with Jelle Klaasen. The proceeds will go towards extensive surface repair works required at Father Tierney Park. Tickets priced €5 are available via adult team managers and from key club personnel. Contact Tom Daly, David McLoone or Conal Gallagher for information or tickets for this important club fund-raiser.Maintenance and development works on club premisesTowards the end of this week we expect to commence substantial surface repair works at Father Tierney Park. The park will be unavailable for the duration of the works. Down-time will be kept to a minimum, but weather will be a factor. Keep in contact with with Peter Conlon in relation to the possible impact on coaching, training and games. During May repair and maintenance will also be undertaken on both playing fields at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. No significant impact on activity is anticipated. The first phase of refurbishment works at Aras Aoidh Ruaidh will also commence later this week. Construction work on the new hurling / rebound wall at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh is entering its final phase and this new facility will soon be available for use by individual players and club coaches. It will be a resource for hurling, football and handball skills development.Abbey Centre BingoCongratulations to Packie Boyle on winning the spring snowball prize of €425, checking on just 40 numbers. The €400 jackpot prize was won by Caroline Murphy of Donegal town. Bingo as usual at 9pm this Friday at the Abbey Centre. Books priced at just €10.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €4,400. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 3, 6, 15, 17 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Carmel Gillespie, c/o P O’Neill; PJ Buggy, The Abbey; Noeleen O’Brien; Margaret McCauley, Mulleek; and Packie McGrath, Cashelard. Next draw is on Sunday in The Bridgend Bar with a Jackpot of €4,500 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.Ten years ago…On Friday, a small piece of history was created when the club fielded an under 10 hurling team for the first time. They played a successful challenge game against Four Masters in Tir Conail Park. The team was Dylan Newell, Rossa McCosker, Thomas Gillespie, Eugene Drummond, Christopher Kilpatrick, Colm Kelly, Brian Ward, Jamie Brennan, Oisin Roper, Patrick Cassidy, Oisin Rooney, Ronan Storey, Ronan McMullin, Brendan Gillespie, Darie Doyle. Subs, Conor Gilmartin and Rory Cullen. Manager was John Rooney and his mentors were Ciaran Kilgannon, Brian Fox and Stewart Doyle.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to email@example.com.AODH RUADH CONTINUE SENSATIONAL FORM WITH WIN OVER LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: May 10th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAASport
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Drake University track and field team got its outdoor season off to a great start with a strong showing against some of the best teams in the nation at the Arkansas Spring Invitational on Saturday, March 26.”We had some amazing performances today with athletes stepping up in multiple events,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “To perform so well this early in the season sets us up for some great performances as the season goes on.”Sprinter Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) set the tone for the day with a pair of personal bests in the 100 and 200 meters while anchoring the Bulldogs’ 4×100-meter relay to a second place finish after winning its heat. Vincent came in second in the 100 meters with the third-fastest time in school history at 10.40. Vincent finished behind only professional Wallace Spearmon in a meet that featured athletes from Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi and Oklahoma State . He also clocked the fourth-fastest 200 meters in school history at 21.18. Demetrius Shelton finished ninth and 10th, respectively, in both races.The women’s team’s jumpers continued their outstanding year as Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) won the triple jump with a leap of 40-4, just shy of her own school record. Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) finished second with a personal best mark of 39-10.5 that ranks second all-time in Drake history. Bell also recorded a personal best in the long jump of 19-3.5 to finish third with the sixth-best jump in program history.In the hurdles, Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) recorded a personal best of 59.86 in the 400-meter hurdles to finish fifth while Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) was ninth. Young finished sixth in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.74.The Bulldogs return to action next weekend as the team splits its talents between the Texas Relays, Stanford Invitational and San Francisco Distance Carnival.2016 Arkansas Spring InvitationalFayetteville, Ark. – John McDonnell FieldMarch 26, 2016Drake Individual Women’s Results100 Meters23. Taryn Rolle, 12.2425. Rai Ahmed-Green, 12.3133. Destani Welch, 12.56200 Meters17. Rai Ahmed-Green, 24.7127. Kaylen Rettig, 25.61400 Meters21. Kaylen Rettig, 58.56800 Meters (Open)3. Laura Gann, 2:17.6311. Meghan Kearney, 2:21.031,500 Meters13. Taylor Scholl, 4:37.831,500 Meters (Open)4. Cassie Aerts, 4:41.963,000 Meters6. Bailee Cofer, 10:12.02100-Meter Hurdles6. Mary Young, 13.748. Destani Welch, 13.9815. Virginia Hill, 14.5218. Victoria Coombe, 15.06400-Meter Hurdles5. Virginia Hill, 59.869. Mary Young, 1:01.7018. Victoria Coombe, 1:06.724×100-Meter Relay7. Young, Ahmed-Green, Welch, Rolle, 47.554×400-Meter Relay5. Hill, Young, Rettig, Ahmed-Green, 3:46.52High Jump4. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-57. Taylor Patton, 5-3Long Jump3. Kayla Bell, 19-3.5 14. Taryn Rolle, 17-6Triple Jump1. Kayla Bell, 40-42. Taryn Rolle, 39-10.5 2016 Arkansas Spring InvitationalFayetteville, Ark. – John McDonnell FieldMarch 26, 2016Drake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters2. Pierce Vincent, 10.40 9. Demetrius Shelton, 10.5817. Aaron Chier, 10.7923. Kendall Owens, 10.90200 Meters6. Pierce Vincent, 21.18 10. Demetrius Shelton, 21.3518. Aaron Chier, 21.7520. Kendall Owens, 21.87800 Meters (Seeded)7. James Saxton, 1:57.99800 Meters (Open)3. George Webb, 1:56.10110-Meter Hurdles11. Hudson Priebe, 14.9612. Dominic Lombardi, 15.13400-Meter Hurdles6. Hudson Priebe, 53.529. Dominic Lombardi, 55.414×100-Meter Relay2. Owens, Shelton, Chier, Vincent, 40.234×400-Meter Relay6. Priebe, Lombardi, Saxton, Webb, 3:23.96High Jump6. Ryan Cook, 6-4.757. Forest Moses, 6-4.75Long Jump15. Johnathan Osifuye, 22-1Triple Jump7. Johnathan Osifuye, 46-11.75Shot Put13. Ryan Lemke, 49-0.25Discus15. Ryan Lemke, 139-119. Michael Dolan, 133-1Hammer Throw17. Michael Dolan, 159-4Javelin3. David Silkman, 184-3Print Friendly Version
Some of the recent transfer speculation ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. Embed from Getty ImagesFulham have moved for Peterborough winger Marcus Maddison, the Mail say.Maddison, 23, is said to be a target for a host of Championship clubs and Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic apparently believes the player can make the step up to the Championship.Posh are said to be keen to keep Maddison, who has scored six goals for them this season. Bees linked with BogleEmbed from Getty ImagesBrentford have made enquiries about Grimsby striker Omar Bogle, Sky Sports News HQ say.Leeds United are also said to have asked about the 24-year-old, who has scored 19 goals this season.Rotherham, who have been discussing the possible sale of Danny Ward to QPR, are reported to have had three bids for Bogle turned down. Mail claim QPR and Fulham want RobinsonEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR and Fulham both want Preston striker Callum Robinson, the Mail reckon.It is claimed that Rangers boss Ian Holloway wants to bid £1.5m for the 21-year-old.Fulham also supposedly want Robinson, who has scored seven goals this season. Bristol Post tout Henry for City moveThe Bristol Post suggest Karl Henry could join Bristol City from QPR in exchange for Luke Freeman.It comes after West London Sport revealed that Rangers are looking to sign Freeman and revealed that Henry has fallen out with boss Ian Holloway.The Post suggest Henry could be a makeweight in a deal to take Freeman to Loftus Road.The contracts of both players are due to expire at the end of the season and Freeman has not signed a new deal he was offered by City. Onuoha also touted for possible moveEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR captain Nedum Onuoha has again been touted for a possible move to Sunderland, this time by the Telegraph.The Mail earlier claimed that Celtic, Sunderland and Olympiacos are showing an interest in Onuoha, that he has a clause in his Rangers contract enabling him to leave on a free transfer and that Sunderland boss David Moyes previously tried to sign him for Everton.Onuoha, who spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Sunderland from Manchester City, has been touted for a move to top-flight clubs during successive transfer windows.The Telegraph say Sunderland are looking into the possibility of taking him back to the Stadium of Light. QPR make McCormack enquiry, Mail reckonQPR have made an enquiry about taking Ross McCormack on loan from Aston Villa, according to the Mail.McCormack has been linked with a return to Fulham but the Whites are not interested in re-signing their former striker.He has failed to impress since his summer move to Villa, whose manager Steve Bruce has criticised him for missing training.It is now claimed that QPR are showing an interest but could struggle to pay McCormack’s wages. Taylor speculationEmbed from Getty ImagesThe Mail also say Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor can go for £300,000 and that QPR and Brentford are among the clubs to have been alerted to his availability.The other clubs are Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich, the Mail say.Taylor, 26, reportedly has a clause in his Rovers contract allowing him to move this month.QPR boss Ian Holloway recently insisted he would not be interested in taking Taylor to Loftus Road.Holloway said: “He’s a very good player who belongs to Bristol Rovers and I shouldn’t talk about anybody else’s players.“There are a lot of players who step up a level and can score. But it’s about the balance I need – the pace and power to move the ball from back to front sometimes if Idrissa Sylla’s injured.“Have I got anyone who can do that? I’m not so sure I have, and Matty Taylor isn’t really that sort of player.” Luongo reveals Chinese approachesQPR midfielder Massimo Luongo says he receives regular approaches to play in China.Speaking to beIN Sports, Luongo, 24, insisted he was determined to “get to the top” rather than accept potentially huge wages in the Far East.“Probably once a month there’s always someone trying to get me over there — an agent or someone who could probably profit from it as well, but it doesn’t interest me,” Luongo said.“When the figures start flying about it does start to get in my head. Then when I see what my mates are on or Diego Costa or whoever’s flirting with it at the moment.“But I still want to prove myself at the highest level I can here. Leaving (Tottenham) to (join) Swindon on a permanent was the best thing I could have done. Just getting first-team football was what I wanted and I proved myself at that level.“At the moment I’m trying to prove myself at Championship level. I think I’ll be better off if I do that and hopefully get to the top.”QPR want Luongo to sign an improved contract at Loftus Road. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook