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ROSSES AC ATHLETES IN RUNNING FOR COUNTY AWARDS

first_imgRosses ACCongratulations to the club nominations for the county awards night on Saturday night at the Finn Valley Centre. The club will be represented by Odhran Mac Ruairi, Fodhla McFadden, Emily Croke and Patrick Marry.Registration Due: Reminder that registration fees for the year are now due. Prices for 2016 are: adult €20, 1st child €15, 2nd child €15, 3rd child €10, family €40. It is important that for insurance reasons only registered members of the club are permitted to attend training sessions. registration lasts for a calendar year (January – December), all membership will expire on 31st December annually regardless of which month it commenced and will need to be renewed again every January. Registration forms can be obtained at any of the club training sessions check facebook, by emailing request to [email protected] for registration form.Ulster track and field championship 2016: A reminder to juvenile athletes born 1998 – 2005 wishing to compete at the Ulster Indoors on the 6th/7th Feb that the closing dates for online entries is Tuesday 26th Jan at 12pm. The Fee is £5 or €7 per event. All athletes wishing to take part in the Ulsters must be registered with the Club. To enter athletes using the online entry option, Parents should first contact the Club on Tel:083 4665734 or email rossesac.yahoo.ie for athletes registration numbers and then chose the online entry procedure at the Athletics Northern Ireland web page. A full list of Events for the various age groups in addition to terms & conditions and the on-line Entry procedure can be found by visiting the Athletic Northern Ireland web page and choosing the Events option.Health and Wellbeing Talks: This Saturday January 30th sees Naomh Muire GAA Club host the first of a series of Health and Wellbeing talks which aim to capture issues that are real but with solutions. At 11am in the Clubhouse at the Banks, Anita Dennison and Oisin Mc Conville will be the main speakers. Free admission and open all anyone from the community to come along to hear their courage and strength on issues of importance. The talks will start at 11am and we expect them to be over by 12.30pm.Sportshall Athletics has started again on Mondays in RCS gym, Dungloe. First group is from 5:45pm to 6:45pm for athletes born 2006, 2007 and 2008 with coaches Leeanne Sharkey and Emer McGee. Second session is from 6:45pm to 7:45pm for athletes born 2005 and older with coaches Louise Gillespie and Sean McGinley. Fee is two euro. The Donegal Sportshall trials will take place in the Aura on Sunday 31st January.There is sprints and relay training for the Boys and Girls U-15 Relay teams on Friday of this week, 29th, in the Industrial Estate in Gweedore from 7pm to 8pm with coaches Fergal McGee and Sean McGinley. Meet at Euroflex. Both teams will be taking part in the Ulster Indoor Athletics Ch’s in Magherafelt on Saturday 6th February.The club will have about twenty athletes taking part in the Donegal Sportshall Athletics trials being held in the Aura on Sunday 31st January at 1.00pm. Entry fee is €5 and registration opens at 12.30 pm.Sportshall Athletics continues on Mondays in RCS gym, Dungloe. First group is from 5:45pm to 6:45pm for athletes born 2006, 2007 and 2008 with coaches Leanne Sharkey, Emer McGee and Grace Garvie. Second session is from 6:45pm to 7:45pm for athletes born 2005 and older with coaches Louise Gillespie and Sean McGinley. Fee is two euro.Adult training sessions have reverted back to Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Estate in Gweedore starting at 7pm. These are group sessions open to all levels of adult athletes from beginners, people looking to transition from Couch-To-5k to next level and experienced and Senior level athletes. We had a number of newcomers last week which was great to see. Paul McGee will continue to coordinate the more experienced athletes with Kathleen Rodgers coordinating the beginner and Novice level athletes. Open to public and not just Rosses members. Meet at Euroflex. All levels of athletes or runners welcome. Sunday long runs starting from the Blue Bridge – check with Paul for times.ROSSES AC ATHLETES IN RUNNING FOR COUNTY AWARDS was last modified: January 26th, 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:athleticsROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN WINS DOUBLE EUROPEAN GOLD MEDALS IN ROME

first_imgDonegal man & Convoy native, TJ McMenamin, has won double European gold medals, in Jiu Jitsu, at the 2016 European IBJJF NO-GI Championships, (No Kimono is worn – shorts & rash guard only) ,which were held on Saturday the 3rd April 2016, at the Palazzetto dello Sport, Piazza Apollodoro in, Rome, Italy.McMenamin took part in the Masters Blue Belt Division at Medium Heavy weight, and secured victory in the final, over Giorgio Gastaldi, a former European NO-GI Gold & Silver medalist, from Italy, by a points decision. Then later in the evening, he took part in the Open Weight competition, and secured victory in very close final, by a point decision, over Mike Tajik a Superheavy weight, from Sweden, whom is the reigning world masters champion, which he won at the IBJJF World Masters championships, last year in Las Vegas at Ultraheavy weight. TJ, also won double gold medals, in the Rome International Open, two days previously , where he fought in the Masters blue belt GI competition, on Friday the 1st April, held at the same premises. He won his weight division by walkover, but took part in the open weight division, where he submitted the lightweight Marc Thompson, and again had met Mike Tajik in the final, where he secured a points victory over the Super heavy weight.In 22nd January of this year, TJ previously won a European Bronze medal , in Lisbon, Portugal at the 2016 European IBJJF Championships(Kimono/Gi is worn).On the 5th March, he secured Gold in his weight division and silver in the open weight division at the IBJJF London Winter International Open. A very busy & successful, last few months of competition to date, and great outcome for BJJ athletes & martial arts over all.Another Donegal competitor, Bryan Gorman from Donegal Town, also secured a European NO-GI, Silver medal in the Masters brown belt category, at medium heavy weight. Bryan runs, the DT fitness gym in Donegal Town. TJ is a self employed Architect, with his business, MCM Associates, which is based in Raphoe, & he trains out of the Rilion Gracie BJJ Academy , the county’s only full time Martial Arts gym, which is based in Old Town Letterkenny, which is run by Ramelton native, Brian “Barney” Coyle, whom himself secured a Gold Medal at the 2016 European IBJJF (Kimono is worn) championships, in Lisbon, at the start of the year, and also a bronze medal at the IBJJF World Masters in the Autumn of 2015. This was the largest BJJ tournament in the world, with 0ver 3500+ athletes competing.Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most effective & fastest growing martial arts systems in the world, and Irish UFC Stars Conor McGregor & Joseph Duffy both train extensively, & hold Brown Belts in this particular discipline, which is an essential skill set for all successful top UFC MMA fighters.DONEGAL MAN WINS DOUBLE EUROPEAN GOLD MEDALS IN ROME was last modified: April 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:GoldmedalsRomeSportlast_img read more

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Reading boss McDermott boss bemoans crucial offside decision

first_imgReading boss Brian McDermott bemoaned the decision to allow Chelsea’s all-important third goal to stand following his team’s 4-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge.Fernando Torres was in an offside position when he tapped in Ashley Cole’s low cross with 10 minutes remaining.“We didn’t deserve to lose and I thought we were gong to win it,” said McDemott.“I’m gutted the linesman has got the decision wrong for the third goal. It’s not a good night for him, and unfortunately that means it’s not a good night for us.“It was clearly offside, which is really disappointing. People make mistakes and he made one tonight.”See also:Late goals clinch dramatic Chelsea victoryDi Matteo happy despite Chelsea mishapsChelsea v Reading player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Chelsea v Bournemouth: No start for Batshuayi

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte has opted not to give Michy Batshuayi his first Premier League start despite Diego Costa being suspended. Pedro starts, with Eden Hazard expected to operate in a central role.With N’Golo Kante also suspended, Cesc Fabregas comes into the starting line-up.Bournemouth, who cannot select on-loan Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake, give starting places to Andrew Surman and Brad Smith.The fit-again Junior Stanislas is back in the Cherries squad and is named among their substitutes. Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Fabregas, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro. Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Aina, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Batshuayi. Bournemouth: Boruc, A Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, B Smith, Surman, Arter, Gosling, Wilshire, King. Subs: Federici, Mings, Stanislas, Fraser, Ibe, Wilson, Afobe.   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 Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Champs win fourth Fish in succession

first_img1 October 2013The Durban duo of Hank McGregor and Grant van der Walt claimed a record fourth successive K2 title in the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon on the weekend, while Abby Adie and Anna Adamova captured the womens’ title.McGregor and van der Walt started the final day with a lead of over four minutes over second placed Ben Biggs and Alasdair Glass, and succeeded in maintaining their advantage throughout the 36km stretch from Knutsford to Cradock.“We had a faultless day. It was a bit lonely and pretty cold, but we just looked to keep things conservative and not try be heroes and it all paid off in the end,” said recently crowned marathon world champion McGregor.‘I’m very happy’“Today was probably the best I have ever shot Cradock Weir and after that it was great to come home to get our fourth win in a row together and my fifth, so I’m very happy.”“We had a really good weekend together,” added van der Walt. “We both weren’t feeling great coming into the weekend after all the travel [from the World Championships in Copenhagen back to South Africa] but it was great to be back at the Fish and the win is obviously great!”While McGregor and van der Walt ran clear up front, there was a huge battle on for the remaining podium places.Biggs and Glass bravely tried their best to hang onto their second place. However, pre-race title hopefuls Len Jenkins and Greg Louw and the top international duo of Tobias Bong of Germany and Tomas Slovak of the Czech Republic had other plans.Charged through the fieldHaving charged through the field after starting the day in fifth place, Bong and Slovak proceeded to storm straight past Jenkins and Louw and into a probable second place finish, until disaster struck at the notorious Cradock Weir.“We caught Len and Greg and stayed with them for a while before we managed to open up a 30-second lead going into Cradock Weir,” explained Slovak. “Unfortunately we had some bad luck there though and swam.“The swim also broke our boat a little, so when we emptied and got going again we filled up with water all over again, and by the time got to Golf Course Rapid we were completely underwater and had to stop and empty again.‘A bit disappointing’“It’s obviously a bit disappointing, but that’s Cradock Weir, that’s the Hansa Fish and that’s paddling!” said an upbeat Bong. “We’re still very happy with third place and maybe if we can practice a bit more we can be back again in two years’ time and try to challenge Hank and Grant.”Jenkins, a six-time K1 Fish champion and local lad Louw ultimately claimed the silver medal after an improved day compared to Friday’s opening stage.“Yesterday wasn’t the best for us, but we managed to hold it together and Greg pulled us through,” Jenkins said afterwards. “It was much better today and man, what a nice race!”Having slipped back to fourth, Biggs and Glass then suffered the same misfortune as their international counterparts at Cradock Weir, which allowed Brandon van der Walt and Stu MacLaren to go past them and round out the top five finishers.Ladies’ raceIn the ladies’ race, Adie and Adamova showed a clean pair of blades to their chasers, Robyn Kime and Bridgitte Hartley, as they cruised to a commanding victory. It was Adie’s second K2 victory in a row after she won the 2011 title with Hilary Pitchford.The win was also an ideal 24th birthday present for the Natal Canoe Club star. “I couldn’t have asked for a better present,” she beamed afterwards. “We managed to hang onto a good bunch of guys early on and that really helped us.“This really was a special win because coming into the race I thought it was one of the toughest fields I have ever had to compete against, and Anna and I were a new combination.‘I knew we would go well’“Once we paddled together and saw just how well we sat together and combined I knew we would go well though,” she added.Adamova, who recently claimed a K2 bronze and K1 silver medal at the Marathon World Championships in Copenhagen, added a gold medal to her recent successes.“The past two weeks have been amazing, I would probably rank both Worlds and Fish on the same level. They have been fantastic,” an ecstatic Adamova said. “Abby drove so well and she is also my Dusi partner, so I’m very happy to have started our partnership so well.”Kime and Hartley won silver with Jenna Ward and Kerry Segal moving up one spot from their fourth place overnight to claim the bronze medal.Junior categoriesThe Juniors Boys’ race saw Louis Hattingh and Bryan le Roux hold off the Wilson twins, Travis and Tyler, while Jordan and Cana Peek claimed the junior girls’ title. Brandon Macleod and his Michaelhouse teammate Alan Houston came from behind the claim the U16 title.After a fascinating mixed doubles contest, Cape Town’s Tom Schilperoort and Samantha Murray claimed the win ahead of the Adie siblings, Alex and Andrew.Having stormed through the field on day one it was the Burden trio – Nic, Paul and Colin – who once again reigned supreme in the K3 contest as they overcame the challenge of Jacques, Jen and Cobie Theron.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Dillashaw, Cejudo set for champ vs. champ UFC fight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dillashaw could also prompt UFC to abandon the flyweight division with a win. Cejudo defeated longtime champion Demetrious Johnson to win the belt and reign in a division that has drawn scant interest with fans or serious contenders in the class.Cejudo-Dillashaw is the main event on ESPN-plus on the first card of a $1.5 billion, five-year contract that will plaster UFC all over the sports network’s various platforms.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsDonald “Cowboy” Cerrone fights Alexander Hernandez in a lightweight bout in the main event of a prelim card that airs on ESPN.Troubled ex-NFL star Greg Hardy makes his UFC debut in a heavyweight bout and a fight marred by controversy. Hardy left the NFL after he was convicted of assaulting and threatening to kill a woman, with charges later dropped as officials said they couldn’t locate the accuser and believed she reached a settlement with the athlete. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Joshua Pacio, new ONE strawweight champ Yosuke Saruta open to rematch View comments MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Aug. 4, 2018, file photo, Henry Cejudo, left, kicks Demetrious Johnson during their UFC flyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 227 in Los Angeles. ESPN will raise the curtain on the octagon Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, and air the first card of a $1.5 billion, five-year deal that will plaster UFC all over the sports network’s various platforms. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)NEW YORK — T.J. Dillashaw has dropped to the 125-pound weight class to fight flyweight champion Henry Cejudo in the main event of UFC’s debut card on the ESPN networks.Dillashaw, the 135-pound champion, is trying to join Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes as the only UFC fighters to hold titles in two different weight classes at the same time.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Scrutiny of Hardy’s ascent grew among fans when he was placed on the same card as flyweight Rachael Ostovich, who is fighting Paige VanZant. Honolulu police arrested Ostovich’s husband, Arnold Berdon, who is accused of punching his wife in the head, face and ribs, fracturing her eye socket. Berdon has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Here are the highlights from OSU’s 2014 football season

first_imgNOBODY makes a 7-6 season look as good as Oklahoma State’s media dept. does. And I mean that in the best possible way.This is an amazing video. Also — the decision to not include Tyreek in the video whatsoever is pretty interesting. No punt return, nothing.When does football start again?If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

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Stella Artois Teams Up With Matt Damon And Waterorg

first_imgStella Artois today announced it is once again partnering with Water.org and its Co-Founders Matt Damon and Gary White on their second ‘Buy a Lady a Drink’ campaign.Stella Artois joins forces with Water.org and Co-Founders Matt Damon and Gary WhiteThe campaign aims to drive awareness of the global water crisis that affects 663 million people around the world who lack access to clean water, and calls on consumers to help leave a legacy as the generation that ends this crisis, once and for all.Video: Leave a Mark with Matt Damon and Water.org | Buy a Lady a Drink | Stella ArtoisThe ‘Buy a Lady a Drink’ campaign was first launched in 2015 to utilize Stella Artois’ global footprint to help positively impact this important issue. Water has played an important role in Stella’s 600-year heritage, and is an essential ingredient in the Stella Artois that is brewed today. Last year the campaign focused on women’s long journeys for clean water. This year, the campaign showcases the positive impact that access to clean water can have, while inspiring consumers to leave a positive mark on the world.“I’ve seen how the lives of women and their families can change when they get access to clean water,” said Water.org Co-Founder Matt Damon. “Access to water is access to education, access to work, access to the kind of future we want for all humankind. Thanks to our partnership with Stella Artois, this year’s ‘Buy a Lady a Drink’ campaign helps us tell this story – and gives consumers the chance to help us change it.”“Water.org is committed to making clean water accessible so everyone in the world has the opportunity to prosper,” said Water.org Co-Founder and CEO, Gary White. “We’re proud to partner with Stella Artois again this year to help us change more futures around the globe.”This global, multi-channel partnership launches today with several opportunities to engage in the effort.New Limited-Edition Chalices Designed by Local Artists in Kenya, Peru and HaitiStella Artois will release a new set of limited-edition Chalices designed by three artists from Kenya, Peru and Haiti
Today, Stella Artois will release a new set of limited-edition Chalices designed by three artists from Kenya, Peru and Haiti: Daniel Cortez Torres from Peru, Wini Awuondo from Kenya and Michele Manuel from Haiti. Each design represents the specific water problem faced by women in their country.Consumers can purchase one of the exclusive Chalices for $13 at Amazon.com. For every Chalice sold in the U.S., Stella Artois will donate $6.25 to Water.org, up to 90,000 chalices, to help provide five years of clean water for one person in the developing world.“Water is woven into the very fabric of Stella Artois – it has allowed us to leave behind a proud brewing legacy, and we want others to have that same opportunity to leave a mark on the world,” said Ricardo Marques, vice president, Stella Artois. “Thanks to our continued partnership with Water.org, we have been able to change the lives of more than 290,000 people in the developing world through access to clean drinking water. Small actions, like the purchase of a Chalice, can have a big impact.”New Short Films 
The campaign will also feature three new short films. The first film showcases a zoetrope animation, a moving image device that features individual Stella Artois Chalices painted with different scenes of the positive impact that access to clean water can bring – such as growing crops, earning an income and going to school. The second film, featuring Matt Damon with the zoetrope, asks consumers to consider their own personal legacies and challenges them to become part of the generation that ends the global water crisis. Finally, the third film is a YouTube 360 video, which brings to life the experience of one woman and her family in Honduras via virtual reality on consumers’ mobile devices.Debut of New Documentary Series 
To further underscore the power of water and inspire social action, Stella Artois has commissioned 2015 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner Crystal Moselle to create a three-part documentary series showcasing the impact of the global water crisis on women and their communities in Haiti, Kenya, and Peru.Moselle and her Academy- and Emmy Award- winning producer Fazeelat Aslam recently traveled to Haiti, where they met Marie, a midwife living in a community with no access to clean water. In her daily struggle to provide for her large family and service her community, Marie’s resilience became immediately apparent. Her story inspired the filmmaking team’s first chapter of an eye-opening look at the water crisis around the world.“Clean water is something that’s easily taken for granted. Many of us don’t realize how much it impacts a community’s livelihood and sense of hope for the future,” said Moselle. “On our visit to Haiti, we met so many amazing women dealing with the crisis on several levels. These stories of strength, hope and perseverance really resonated with us, and we hope they will inspire viewers enough to take action.”The films will be produced in partnership with Stella Artois, and with advisory support from Water.org. The series will debut to coincide with World Water Day.Stella Artois Leaves a Mark at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival 
Stella Artois will showcase its commitment to making a difference at this year’s Festival in Park City.• Water.org Co-Founders Matt Damon and Gary White will host a panel session along with Todd Allen, Global Vice President, Stella Artois. The discussion will be centered on the current global water crisis, and what needs to be done to end the long water collection journeys many women in developing countries have to make each day. • Stella Documentary Series filmmaking team Crystal Moselle and Fazeelat Aslam will lead a discussion about powerful storytelling through film. The duo will debut a manifesto video from their experience in Haiti and discuss their new documentary series. • The Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge will highlight up-and-coming directors and films that empower women, and much more, to further inspire others to leave their mark on the world.To learn more about the global water crisis, how to leave a mark on the world and purchase a limited-edition Stella Artois Chalice, consumers can visit BuyALadyADrink.com.last_img read more

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