Tennis roundup: Roddick powers U.S. past Czechs

first_imgAndy Roddick beat Tomas Berdych, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4), on Sunday to give the United States a victory over the host Czech Republic and a place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The United States won the series 4-1 and will next play Spain on hard courts in Winston-Salem, N.C. It will be a rematch of the 2004 final in Seville, when the Spanish hosts beat the Americans on clay. Berdych, ranked No. 12 and his country’s biggest star at 21, maintained the pressure and Roddick was the first to crack. In the seventh game, the Czech hit a couple of baseline winners and sealed the game with a subtle drop ball. It was all he needed to win the opener. WTA tour Nadia Petrova came back from a set down to beat Lucie Safarova, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, and win the Open Gaz de France in Paris for her seventh career title. Safarova saved three match points, but Petrova clinched the win when the Czech’s powerful forehand bounced out. Sybille Bammer saved three match points to beat Argentine Gisela Dulko, 7-5 3-6 7-5, at the Pattaya Women’s Open in Bangkok, Thailand for her first WTA title. The sixth-seeded Dulko had a chance to win the match but began to unravel and committed a series of unforced errors in the deciding set, which opened the door for the unseeded Bammer to win. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We saw today why Andy Roddick is the fourth-best player in the world,” Czech coach Jaroslav Navratil said. In the concluding match, which had no bearing on the outcome, Bob Bryan defeated Lukas Dlouhy, 7-6 (5), 6-4. The United States leads all nations with 31 Davis Cup titles. But the Americans are looking to end their longest Davis Cup drought, which dates to 1995. “It is a statistic I don’t like,” the 24-year-old Roddick said. “Especially considering I have been on the team for my seventh year now.” The Roddick-Berdych match featured two tall players wielding big serves. center_img Roddick is 8-0 in Davis Cup matches with victory on the line. With an overpowering serve and solid baseline game on the slow clay court, the fourth-ranked American overcame a partisan crowd and one of the game’s rising stars. The Americans had not won a Davis Cup World Group series on clay in a decade, but Roddick broke the streak when Berdych netted a return of serve in the fourth-set tiebreaker. last_img read more

SCOIL MHUIRE RAMELTON 5K RESULTS

first_imgIT WAS a Letterkenny AC 1, 2, 3 at the Scoil Mhuire Ramelton 5k last night.All the results are below:  Scoil Mhuire Ramelton 5k 2015PlaceBibNameSexAGClubTime1.52Ivan tonermSMletterkenny  A C15:422.115Gerard Mc GranaghanmSMLetterkenny A C16:593.109Darren PricemSMLetterkenny A C17:104.83kevin loguemJMcranford A.C.17:175.22Barry CoylemSMFamily Ramelton School17:206.157Ben GeorgemM40Letterkenny A C17:457.58sinead peopleswSWletterkenny  A C17:498.95LEROY BOYCEmSMINDIVIDUAL17:569.132john whoriskymSMindividual18:0710.169P.j. 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connellmSMswanling20:1836.65p.j. lyonsmM40individual20:3037.191johnny pattersonmSMindividual20:4738.128Johnny StewartmSM20:5339.168Tony WardmSMMilford A C20:5340.167Kenneth MooremM40Milford A C20:5841.174Paul SweeneymM40Letterkenny A C21:0542.18Gerard DorrianmM50Milford A C21:0743.17Nat DohertymM40Milford A C21:1944.87JOHN MC ELWAINEmSMLIFFORD AC21:2545.175Paul CattersonmSM21:3046.80DANIELLE MAC NAMEEwSWINDIVIDUAL21:3147.54richie redmondmM60letterkenny  A C21:3448.126Joe CoylemSM21:4149.38Marian KerrwSWLetterkenny A C21:4350.105martin mc daidmSMfamily ramelton school21:4751.180shaun o donnellmM50swanling21:4852.134james gibbonsmM50milford AC21:5153.131james dohertymM60milford AC21:5154.181liam mc laughlinmM50RCC22:1955.8Niamh KellywSWCranford A C22:2656.66eoin fogartymM40milford22:3157.44Danny Mc LaughlinmSMFRS22:3958.62brian dohertymM40swanling22:5359.124Shane TreartymSM23:0360.78NUALA O HAGANwSWINDIVIDUAL23:0461.129Frank Mc GattiganmM5023:1762.61claire molloywW40individual23:2563.133brenda mac cathallwW40individual23:2864.112Brian DuffymM4023:3165.33Aodhan DorrainmJMMilford AC23:3666.202barry hartemSMindividual23:4367.188damien frielmSMindividual23:4468.63trisha mckennawW40letterkenny  A C23:4769.166Pauric Mc GarveymSM23:5670.152Sam FaulknermSM24:0771.136aine whoriskywSWmilford AC24:1272.139ben BradleymJMindividual24:3673.201michaela gillespiewW40individual24:4074.122Garvan BoycemSM24:5175.155Eunan GormleymM4025:0576.24Paul MurraymSMFamily Ramelton School25:1577.164Darren DunworthmSM25:1878.103linda SweeneywW40family ramelton school25:5579.118Noelle WhitewW4025:5780.68JAMES FRIELmM60INDIVIDUAL25:5881.48liam duffymM40family ramelton school26:1482.138bronagh tinneywJWindividual26:2383.170Ciara JohnstonwSWRushe Fitness26:2884.51brian fennellmSMfamily ramelton school26:3085.178liam haugheymM40swanling27:0986.172Sally TurnbullwW40Milford A C27:2287.14Jim McCahillmM50Family Ramelton School27:2288.41Carmel CavanaghwSWFRS27:2889.165Hilary MoorewW40Milford A C27:3090.177anthony gildeamM40individual27:3191.21Fionnuala AtkinsonwW40Individual27:3592.140joanne kilmartinwSWindividual27:3593.15Declan FrielmSMIndividual27:5094.84Paul Mc ClearymM40Milford A C27:5395.171Joan MerrittwW40Milford A C28:3696.3Orla SullivanwSWIndividual28:4597.151Martin Mc FaddenmM4028:4998.23Brenda McCarronwW40Family Ramelton School28:5999.150Sarah Mc FaddenwW4029:19100.90BERNIE HAUGHEYwSWINDIVIDUAL29:32101.4Eva McCloskeywSWIndividual29:32102.75ROISIN CLIFFORDwSWINDIVIDUAL29:50103.199deirdre mac gabhannwW40individual29:59104.187jacqueline o mahonywSWindividual30:01105.64rachel mckennawJWmilford30:12106.46Erin pyperwJWfamily ramelton school30:13107.158Monica GrierwW4030:16108.92MARIE KELLYwSWFAMILY RAMELTON SCHOOL30:25109.74BELINDA SHERIDANwSWINDIVIDUAL30:45110.47amber pyperwWalkfamily ramelton school31:10111.86Loraine KerrwW40FRS31:15112.82prita loguewW40cranford A.C.31:18113.127Gus O’ DriscollmM5031:33114.77cormac o kanemM40family ramelton school31:36115.200antoinn mac gabhannmM40individual32:04116.193declan blackmM40individual32:48117.7Ann BoycewSWFamily Ramelton School33:12118.49anne marie gallagherwSWfamily ramelton school33:44119.73hazel stewardwW40individual33:44120.153Stephan ConnollymSM34:15121.182jackie duffywSWindividual34:15122.89VICKI KANEwSWFAMILY RAMELTON SCHOOL36:34123.106Lisa TolandwSWFRS36:53124.125Anne Mc CloskeywW4037:45125.70joesephine burkewWalkindividual37:50126.37Dermot MillsmM4038:28127.69michelle burkewSWindividual38:58128.2Cronan O’DonnellmSMFamily Ramelton School39:23129.205charlie mc daidmSMindividual39:23130.88AISHLING BOYLEwSWINDIVIDUAL39:42131.71angela mcginleywWalkindividual39:45132.107Eileen PattersonwW40FRS41:06133.1Roisin McFaddenwW40Family Ramelton School41:06134.204peter mc daidmSMindividual41:12135.96SYLVIA SPEERwSWINDIVIDUAL41:22136.196threasa mc daidwW40individual41:49137.173Bridget FrielwW40Milford A C41:49138.195liz BryantwW40individual42:01139.117Ann TinneywW4043:17140.35Martina DiverwSWFRS43:37141.34Joe DivermSMFRS43:37142.93MAURA MUIRwW40INDIVIDUAL44:19143.94SHARON HUNTERwW40INDIVIDUAL44:19144.183mark duffymSMindividual44:28145.176Mary SweeneywW4045:03146.50fiona fennellwSWfamily ramelton school45:14147.194patricia blackwW40individual45:15148.203siobhan mc daidwSWindividual45:31149.102micheal mc faddenmSMfamily ramelton school45:31150.101pamela mc faddenwSWfamily ramelton school45:31151.32Kevin CoffeymSM45:50152.29Veronica CoffeywSW45:50153.120Tara CattersonwSWFRS46:32154.189michelle o mahonywSWindividual46:33155.16Teresa McCahillwSWFamily Ramelton School47:17156.161Janet RussellwSW47:18157.6Eoin KellymSMCranford A C47:19158.10Jessica CrawfordwSWFamily Ramelton School47:34159.11Sean CrawfordmSMFamily Ramelton School47:35160.135bernadette buchananwSWindividual47:58161.36Mary DurningwWalk48:03162.5Keith GrimesmM40Letterkenny A C48:08163.76karen o kanewW40family ramelton school48:33164.55bernie murraywW40family ramelton school48:33165.13Angela MurraywSWFamily Ramelton School48:33166.40Shane CurranmSMFRS49:12167.39Siobhan CoylewSWFRS49:27168.12Chris CurranmM40Family Ramelton School49:27169.160Enda CarrmM4049:31170.159Bridghin CarrwW4050:04171.30Liz ClawsonwWalkIndividual51:25172.31Ann TolandwWalkIndividual51:25173.28Ann PattersonwWalkIndividual54:03174.198mary diverwSWindividual54:04SCOIL MHUIRE RAMELTON 5K RESULTS was last modified: June 10th, 2015 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Why is Thibaut Courtois not playing for Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup?

first_imgThibaut Courtois joined Real Madrid for £35m from Chelsea last week.But he will have to wait to make his debut for the La Liga giants. 🏧👥 | STARTING LINE-UPTake a look at our starting 1⃣1⃣ for the UEFA #SuperCup! ATLEEEEEEEEEEEEETI! 🔴⚪🔴#RealMadridAtleti #AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/9PYINrUT2x— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) August 15, 2018 Why can’t Thibauit Courtois play in the Super Cup for Real?Spanish radio station Cadena COPE had reported that the Belgian had simply not been registered with UEFA to play in the competition, so cannot play against his former team Atletico.This means he should make his official debut for the club in Sunday’s La Liga opener against Getafe at the Bernabeu.Courtois had trained with his real team-mates on Tuesday night but will play no part of the Super Cup clash against neighbours Atletico in Estonia.When is the Super Cup final?The Super Cup – which pits the winner of the Champions League (Real)  vs the winner of the Europa League (Atletico) takes place tonight – Wednesday, August 15.Kick off is at 8pm.The match will take place at the 15,000 capacity A Le Coq Arena in Estonia.The arena opened in 2001 and had hosted the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.It will be the fifth all-Spanish Super Cup and the fourth in the last five years.Real have won the Super Cup in the last two seasons.What channel can you watch it on?You can watch this one on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 4K UHD.Coverage starts at 7.30pm, whilst you can also stream on your tablet, laptop or mobile using the BT Sport app.What are the confirmed teams? Thibaut Courtois signed for Real for £35m last week center_img 📝 Once inicial para la Supercopa de Europa. #RMSuperCup pic.twitter.com/OtVhRCRIQG— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 15, 2018 1last_img read more

TONER TURNS IN SUPERB RUN TO WIN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgLetterkenny athlete Ivan Toner showed why he is in superb form with an amazing run of 15.46 to win this evening’s Termon GAA’s 5K.Ivan Toner, winner of the Termon 5K.More than 350 walkers and runners took part in the event to raise much needed funds for the local GAA club.Earlier this week Toner won the Manor 5K and he has consistently turned in top three performances in recent months. The following is a list of the runners and their times. Well done to all who took part.Place Number Name Time Category Club1 49 Ivan Toner 00:15:46 SM Letterkenny A C2 114 Pauric Breslin 00:16:24 SM Letterkenny A C 3 73 Barry Meehan 00:16:47 SM Letterkenny A C4 43 Natasha Adams 00:16:50 SW Lifford A C5 81 Kevin Ferry 00:16:51 M40 Letterkenny A C6 104 Gareth Kerrigan 00:17:03 SM Milford AC7 82 Raymond Birch 00:17:08 SM Letterkenny A C 8 52 Noel Diver 00:17:25 SM Rosses A.C.9 83 Liam Murray 00:17:32 SM Individual10 84 Brian Ferry 00:17:33 SM Letterkenny A C11 57 Ciaran O’Donnell 00:17:38 M40 Letterkenny A C 12 1 Peter Murray 00:17:39 JM St Peters AC Lurgan13 69 Aidan McKenna 00:17:44 M40 Letterkenny A C14 181 Hugh Gallagher 00:17:46 Sm 24/7 Triathlon15 44 Darren Price 00:17:46 SM Letterkenny A C16 74 Mark Hunter 00:17:51 SM 24/7 Triathlon17 88 Pádraig Friel 00:18:05 SM Letterkenny A C18 38 Nial Barry 00:18:06 SM Letterkenny A C19 112 Gearoid McGeehan 00:18:14 SM Individual20 172 Dermot McElchar 00:18:15 SM Individual21 243 Barry Coyle 00:18:24 SM Individual22 67 Gerard Devine 00:18:25 SM Individual23 56 Ben George 00:18:28 SM Letterkenny A C24 53 Paddy Fox 00:18:29 SM Cranford A C25 241 Fionntán O’Flynn 00:18:38 SM Individual26 77 PJ Friel 00:18:42 JM Individual27 90 Paul Cosgrove 00:18:42 M40 Letterkenny A C28 76 PJ Hagan 00:18:43 SM Milford AC29 45 Michael Deveney 00:18:43 M40 United Health Group30 163 Michael Gallagher 00:18:46 M40 Finn Valley A C31 91 Paul Gallagher 00:18:49 SM Individual32 51 Paul Russell 00:18:51 SM Individual33 242 Mark O’Donnell 00:18:57 SM Termon34 126 Eoin Kelly 00:19:02 JM Cranford A C35 124 Shaun Boyce 00:19:04 M40 Individual36 208 Paul McGettigan 00:19:07 SM Milford AC37 39 Anthony McDaid 00:19:10 SM Individual38 2 Eoghan Murray 00:19:19 JM St Peters AC Lurgan39 133 Sean Crossan 00:19:21 M40 Finn Valley A C40 63 Catherine Dooher 00:19:22 SW Finn Valley A C41 65 Martin Anderson 00:19:25 M40 Finn Valley A C42 193 Cathal Morrison 00:19:26 M40 Individual43 166 Olly Duffy 00:19:35 SM Letterkenny A C44 109 Cathal Harvey 00:19:38 SM Individual45 50 Christopher Murray 00:19:39 SM Cranford A C46 220 Kevin McElwaine 00:19:40 SM Termon47 101 Colly O’Donnell 00:19:46 M40 Letterkenny A C48 174 Liam McHugh 00:19:47 M50 Finn Valley A C49 92 Manus Peoples 00:19:49 M50 Individual50 239 Helena Quinn 00:19:52 SW Individual51 40 Mark McFadden 00:19:52 M40 Individual52 68 Andy Scanlon 00:19:57 M40 Finn Valley A C53 34 Barry Gallagher 00:20:04 JM Individual54 209 Jim Toye 00:20:11 M40 Individual55 113 Paul Lee 00:20:12 SM Letterkenny A C56 46 Dermot Gallagher 00:20:14 M40 Individual57 62 Sean O’Leary 00:20:15 M50 Finn Valley A C58 7 Ben Harkin 00:20:17 JM Milford AC59 41 Chris Nee 00:20:19 M40 Individual60 80 Anthony Murray 00:20:20 M60 Individual61 48 Jane McGinley 00:20:21 SW Letterkenny A C62 92 Manus Peoples 00:20:25 M50 Individual63 93 Ciaran Doherty 00:20:30 SM United Health Group64 111 Shauna McGeehan 00:20:30 SW Letterkenny A C65 195 Davin Doherty 00:20:30 SM United Health Group66 61 PJ Friel 00:20:39 M50 Individual67 167 Naoise Enright 00:20:40 SM Letterkenny A C68 86 Martin Kerr 00:20:48 M60 Individual69 150 Cathal Gorman 00:20:49 M40 Individual70 149 Gerard McConnell 00:20:50 SM Individual71 #N/A 00:20:53 #N/A #N/A72 129 Serena McDaid 00:20:54 SW Letterkenny A C73 160 Shane Doherty 00:20:55 JM Individual74 205 Sabrina Mackey 00:21:00 W40 24/7 Triathlon75 108 Deirdre Diver 00:21:03 SW Letterkenny A C76 156 Caolán Gallagher 00:21:04 JM Individual77 155 Ryan McFadden 00:21:05 JM Individual78 240 Caolan Mellet 00:21:06 SM Termon79 64 Mary Hippsley 00:21:07 W40 Finn Valley A C80 59 Michael McNulty 00:21:09 M40 Individual81 200 Collette McElwaine 00:21:10 SW Milford AC82 224 Pat Brady 00:21:13 M50 Individual83 139 Amanda McFadden 00:21:15 SW Individual84 89 Richard Raymond 00:21:17 M50 Letterkenny A C85 72 Laura Lee Penrose 00:21:24 JW Finn Valley A C86 184 Brendan Sheridan 00:21:29 M40 Individual87 71 Bronagh O’Gara 00:21:30 SW 24/7 Triathlon88 119 Owen Coyle 00:21:31 M50 Rosses A.C.89 103 Brian Alcorn 00:21:32 JM Individual90 202 Niamh McEnhill 00:21:33 SW Individual91 165 Brian McBride 00:21:35 M60 Letterkenny A C92 168 Ciaran Liddy 00:21:36 SM Letterkenny A C93 162 Rory Reynolds 00:21:47 SM Individual94 147 Karol McGinley 00:21:49 JM Individual95 79 Noreen Bonner 00:22:01 W50 Finn Valley A C96 3 John Hughes 00:22:04 M50 Individual97 10 Donal McCaul 00:22:07 M40 Individual98 227 Grainne McDaid 00:22:08 SW Individual99 191 Lucy O’Flynn 00:22:09 SW Individual100 221 Jack Alcorn 00:22:13 JM Individual101 85 James McLaughlin 00:22:17 M50 Individual102 117 Chris Shields 00:22:19 JM Individual103 214 Aidan Kelly 00:22:21 SM Individual104 100 Eilís McClafferty 00:22:22 SW Individual105 151 Eugene McGinley 00:22:23 M40 Individual106 106 Paul Sweeney 00:22:25 M40 Individual107 99 Adrian McClafferty 00:22:55 SM Individual108 157 Shaun O’Donnell 00:22:26 M50 Lifford A C109 27 Gavin Gorman 00:22:29 SM Individual110 201 Martin McGettrick 00:22:30 SM Individual111 60 Caroline McNulty 00:22:37 SW Finn Valley A C112 8 Oisin Harkin 00:22:38 JM Milford AC113 4 Eimhear Bradley 00:22:45 SW Individual114 116 Mark Scott 00:22:46 SM Individual115 196 Rory McGrenra 00:22:50 JM Individual116 203 Mark Bonar 00:22:51 SM Individual117 236 Derek Brennan 00:23:05 SM Individual118 287 Cian McMenamin 00:23:16 family Individual119 54 Roisin Lynch 00:23:22 W60 N.W. Triathlon120 17 Meábh McDaid 00:23:25 JW Individual121 285 Rionach Giles 00:23:28 family Individual122 178 Amanda McNulty 00:23:30 SW 24/7 Triathlon123 171 Aine McElchar 00:23:31 SW Finn Valley A C124 66 Alison Stoddart 00:23:32 SW Individual125 141 Tara Callaghan 00:23:33 SW Individual126 78 Gloria Donaghey 00:23:34 W50 Finn Valley A C127 246 Liam McGinty 00:23:25 M40 Finn Valley A C128 96 Kieron Boyle 00:23:36 M40 Individual129 143 Paddy Toye 00:23:37 M40 Individual130 158 Noel McBride 00:23:49 M50 Individual131 95 Imelda Gallagher 00:23:50 W40 Individual132 94 Sean McDevitt 00:23:54 M40 Individual133 169 Denise McGahern 00:23:55 SW Finn Valley A C134 192 Mark Gildea 00:23:56 SM Individual135 21 Eoin Sheehy 00:23:57 SM Individual136 232 Tara Carron 00:23:59 SW Individual137 187 Noelle Duffy 00:24:00 SW 24/7 Triathlon138 20 John McBrearty 00:24:07 SM Individual139 175 Marie McColgan 00:24:08 W40 Finn Valley A C140 75 Gary Price 00:24:10 SM Individual141 194 Clare Molloy 00:24:10 SW Individual142 105 Margaret Shields 00:24:11 W40 Letterkenny A C143 125 Joe McDaid 00:24:14 M40 Individual144 219 Noelle Parker 00:24:31 SW 24/7 Triathlon145 199 Jane Murphy 00:24:38 W40 Individual146 286 Oran McMenamin 00:24:39 family Individual147 210 Gretta Toye 00:24:42 W40 Individual148 179 Eamonn O’Regan 00:24:45 M50 United Health Group149 55 Georgie Chan 00:24:48 M40 Individual150 136 Eileen Morning 00:24:49 W40 Individual151 146 Henry Gallagher 00:24:50 SM Individual152 134 Ann Marie Patton 00:24:51 SW Individual153 47 Lee Ponsonby 00:24:52 SM Individual154 131 Damian Patton 00:24:53 SM Individual155 25 Anne Sweeney 00:25:03 SW Individual156 135 Mary Martin 00:25:04 W60 Finn Valley A C157 132 Bernie Crossan 00:25:05 W40 Finn Valley A C158 197 Marcella McGrenra 00:25:06 SW Individual159 198 Martina McGrenra 00:25:10 SW Individual160 28 Brian McDaid 00:25:19 M40 Individual161 176 Diane Gallagher 00:25:30 SW Finn Valley A C162 249 Niall Dugera 00:25:32 SM Individual163 70 Mark Meehan 00:25:33 SM Letterkenny A C164 161 John Burke 00:25:34 M40 Individual165 18 Amanda Quinn 00:25:37 SW Individual166 102 Elieen Toye 00:25:39 SW Individual167 97 Tiernán Boyle 00:25:43 JM Individual168 31 Bridie Duffy 00:25:44 W40 Individual169 204 Angela Doran 00:25:51 W40 Individual170 159 Anne Doherty 00:25:33 W50 Individual171 140 Serena McCormick 00:25:53 SW Individual172 5 Gerry Burke 00:25:57 M50 Individual173 164 Maureen Doherty 00:26:02 W40 Individual174 222 Noeleen Doogan 00:26:08 W40 Individual175 128 Cathy Harvey 00:26:09 W40 Individual176 130 Mary Bonnar 00:26:10 W50 Individual177 37 Paul Gallagher 00:26:11 M40 Individual178 211 Breda Canning 00:26:12 SW Individual179 213 Louise Roddy 00:26:23 SW 24/7 Triathlon180 138 Annette Coyle 00:26:36 W50 Finn Valley A C181 110 Miriam O’Donnell 00:26:48 W40 Finn Valley A C182 142 Denis Sheridan 00:26:49 M50 Milford AC183 269 Fintan Sheehy 00:26:56 family Individual184 270 Cormac Sheehy 00:26:56 family Individual185 121 Sinéad Boyce 00:27:00 SW Finn Valley A C186 152 Shona Maloney 00:27:08 W40 24/7 Triathlon187 127 Stephanie Dunleary 00:27:11 W40 Individual188 107 Sean Douglas 00:27:14 SM Individual189 170 Siobhan Houstan 00:27:17 SW Finn Valley A C190 177 Denise McBride 00:27:18 SW 24/7 Triathlon191 118 Bróna Tinney 00:27:33 JW Termon192 87 Conor Casey 00:27:47 JM Individual193 11 Sadie Toye 00:27:48 W40 Individual194 233 Eoghan McElwaine 00:27:51 JM Individual195 35 Mary Gallagher 00:27:52 W40 Individual196 212 Catherine Doherty 00:28:05 W40 Individual197 153 Andrea Doherty 00:28:05 SW Individual198 115 Anne Doherty 00:28:15 W60 Milford AC199 22 Claire Nelis 00:28:38 SW Individual200 6 Rosaleen Gallagher 00:28:40 W40 Individual201 228 Katriona McDaid 00:28:41 SW Individual202 234 Megan Baxter 00:28:42 SW Individual203 342 Mattie Trearty 00:28:56 family Individual204 120 Pauline Dowds 00:29:00 SW Finn Valley A C205 24 Edel Druce 00:29:48 W40 Individual206 30 Tara Moore 00:29:49 SW Creeslough207 185 Annette 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Individual251 316 Oran McGettigan 00:38:31 family Individual252 206 Maria O’Donnell 00:38:33 Sw Individual253 207 Rose Canning 00:38:33 W50 Individual254 311 Edel McGettigan 00:38:36 family Individual255 330 Orla Corry 00:38:40 family Individual256 336 Liam Bonnar 00:38:40 family Individual257 334 Cathy Bonnar 00:39:15 family Individual258 339 Chloe Callaghan 00:39:15 family Individual259 341 Michael Trearty 00:39:34 family Individual260 272 Conor McFadden 00:39:49 family Individual261 332 Adam Corry 00:39:50 family Individual262 247 Steven McDaid 00:39:51 JM Individual263 252 Noreen Pinder 00:39:52 family Individual264 251 Frank Pinder 00:39:57 family Individual265 253 Mairead Pinder 00:39:58 family Individual266 255 Frankie Pinder 00:39:59 family Individual267 238 Majella O’Connor 00:40:00 W40 IndividualTONER TURNS IN SUPERB RUN TO WIN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share 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Uganda Cranes defender signs for Albanian side

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Don Boscogodfrey walusimbigor mahiaKF VllazniaSC VillatopUganda Cranes Walusimbi (Right) has been without a club since January. (PHOTO/Courtesy)After a while on the sidelines, Uganda Cranes left back Godfrey Walusimbi has finally found a club.Walusimbi who last played club football last year is understood to have secured a move to Albanian side KF Vllaznia.He has a signed a one-year employment contract and will feature for Vllaznia in the 2019/20 season.His move was confirmed by the Albanian side via their official website.“As promised by members of the technical staff, KF Vllaznia has made it a reality to hire another player.., read part of the statement on the club website.“It is left-back defender Walusimbi Godfrey. The player has signed a one-year contract and is expected to arrive in Shkodra within this week, as soon as he is granted an entry visa to Albania.”Jaja Walu like he is commonly know in Uganda, last played for South African giants Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) before terminating his contract after refusal to go out on loan.He was the Cranes first-choice left back at the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 in Egypt, featuring in all four games including the round of 16 loss to Senegal.Walusimbi started out at SC Villa for whom he featured from 2006 to 2010.He then moved to Vipers SC (formerly Bunamwaya FC) where he played three seasons from 2010 to 2013.Walusimbi then secured a big money move to DR Congo’s CS Don Bosco. At Don Bosco, he barely lasted a year and after negotiations, his contract was terminated.Walusimbi then returned to Uganda and re-joined SC Villa on a short-term deal, featuring for them in the first half of the 2013/14 season.After just months at Villa, Walusimbi moved to Gor Mahia where he played from 2014 to 2018, winning three Kenya Premier League titles.Upon expiration of his deal, he then secured a lucrative deal and signed a three-year deal with Kaizer Chiefs where he lasted just under six months.Walusimbi is a full Uganda Cranes international having played 105 matches and scoring three goals.Comments last_img read more

2010: over 1.6m ticket bookings

first_img2 April 2009Over 1.6-million ticket applications from 205 countries were made for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in the first round of sales, with locals counting for 30% of applications, and most overseas interest coming from the US followed by the UK, Germany, Italy and Australia.Fifa announced on Wednesday that it received 1 635 136 applications from fans across 205 countries since tickets went on sale on 20 February.Although there were some complaints from local fans about the difficulties in getting their applications in, the world football governing body said the first phase had gone well.“This impressive total underlines the extraordinary level of interest all over the globe,” said 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) chief executive Danny Jordaan.South African residents made around 30% of the 1.6-million requests for seats.Overseas interestOf the 70% from the rest of the world, most came from the United States followed by Britain, Germany, Italy and Australia. According to Fifa, the international price starts at US$80 for a seat at a group-stage match.The most popular requests on the 64-match programme were for the opening game on 11 June and the final on 11 July. Both will be played at the Soccer City stadium to the south of Johannesburg, which is being upgraded to hold 94 700 spectators.In price terms, the most popular tickets were the category 3 tickets or second-cheapest tickets. The cheapest category four tickets are reserved for South African residents.“It is very pleasing to see the huge global interest in the first African Fifa World Cup,” said Jordaan.Ticket drawSince the first sales phase was on a random-selection, draw basis, applicants will only be told if they were successful after the draw on 15 April.According to the LOC, applicants will be informed, either via email or SMS, by the end of this month at the latest, letting them know whether their application was successful or not.In total, around three million purchasable tickets are available for the tournament, which is being held next year for the first time on the African continent.Further ticket salesThe second of five ticket sales begins on 4 May, during when tickets will then be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and Jordaan urged South Africans to get their tickets as soon as the second phase ticket sale began.“We want to encourage even more South Africans and Africans to apply for their World Cup tickets during the next sales phase, so they do not miss out on this unique once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he said.In phase three, all applications will be considered, and if the demand exceeds availability a random draw will take place. Allocations in phase four will happen on a first come, first served basis, while the last phase will see ticket transactions taking place at the point of sale.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Sale of Kashmir apples picks up pace, Diwali may boost it further

first_imgThe export of Kashmir’s famed apples is finally picking up pace, with growers from the volatile Anantnag area in south Kashmir topping the list of beneficiaries of the government-introduced Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) this year. About 4.46 lakh metric tonnes of apples, around 25% of the total produce, have already been transported outside the State despite the uncertain situation on the ground. All eyes are now on Diwali for a further hike in the sales.According to the figures of the State’s Horticulture Planning and Marketing Department, the MIS centre at Batengo in Anantnag has been able to export 70,178 boxes (worth ₹456.50 lakh) of apples, followed by the Sopore pick-up centre at 3,721 boxes (worth ₹22.14 lakh) and Srinagar at 2,510 boxes (worth ₹18.9 lakh) till October 9. However, the militancy-dominated district of Shopian witnessed the export of just 2,381 boxes worth ₹10.13 lakh. The MIS was introduced by the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) in a rare move to help the farmers in distress due to the lockdown and communication blockade imposed in Kashmir on August 5 after the Centre’s move to revoke J&K’s special status. The scheme has been able to pick up apples worth ₹5 crore so far.“The MIS was introduced to provide an option to the growers. It was able to make the market competitive. There was no compulsion to sell the fruit under the MIS only. We are expecting more farmers to come forward after the revision of prices,” Horticulture Planning and Marketing Department director G.M. Dar told The Hindu.Price revisionUnder the MIS scheme, there was a price revision and hike of ₹8 to 10 per kg for all the varieties of apples. “The new prices were offered after making the Delhi mandi as a baseline. This attempt is also a move to provide the farmers an option to come up with quality grading against good prices,” said Mr. Dar.The government is also asking the farmers to prepare high-quality boxes for upcoming festival of Diwali. “The box will be offered at ₹70 per kg. All eyes are on Diwali. Over 75% apple crop is still in the Valley. The market is likely is see an upward trend. Exports are picking up,” said Mr. Dar.Nazeer Ahmad, a farmer in Shopian, said his crop was sold out in June itself when buyers from Delhi visited the Valley. “I decided to sell only to traditional buyers and not the MIS as it will keep the back-and-forth linkages, established over decades, intact,” he said.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy M20 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2: Brain goes against brawn

first_imgSince the last few weeks, Samsung has been going gaga over its brand new Galaxy M series smartphones. The company has been stressing highly that the new Galaxy M series is designed for millennials, while indirectly, it’s Samsung’s deadly weapon against the arsenal of various smartphone manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Honor, Motorola, Asus and even Nokia. The Galaxy M20 is the most expensive model in the M series for now. Starting at Rs 10,990, the Galaxy M20 goes up against popular offerings from Nokia, Asus and Xiaomi.The top-end variant of the Galaxy M20 costs Rs 12,990, which is similar to the entry-level variant of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. The Max Pro M2 came out late last year and has proven to be the smartphone of choice for power users under Rs 15,000. The Max Pro M2 is the only smartphone in its category to offer Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Equipped with a Snapdragon 660 chip and a stock Android interface, the Max Pro M2 is easily one of the best affordable smartphones you can buy right now.Therefore, if you have Rs 12,990 to spare on a smartphone, which one would you prefer? I took both the Galaxy M20 and Max Pro M2 out for a spin for a few days and here’s how they compared.Design and build — Samsung impresses highlyThe sub-Rs 15,000 category now demands companies to offer attractive designs inspired from flagship smartphones. Samsung goes for the trend with the Galaxy M20 with a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup and an oval-shaped fingerprint scanner on the glossy plastic body. The plastic unibody design makes the M20 look smooth and elegant with lesser lines of separation. The M20 offers a 3.5mm headphone jack, a single loudspeaker and a USB-C port. Wait, what?advertisementA USB-C port on a budget Samsung smartphone? The Galaxy M20 has broken Samsung’s norm of reserving modern features only for flagships. Wonder what else is modern? The display. The Galaxy M20 sports a modern narrow-bezel display with a water drop notch on top. This is one of the first Samsung phones to feature a notch. Samsung has also reduced the chin drastically, which is appreciable for a smartphone with an LCD display. The ZenFone Max Pro M2, on the other hand, grabs eyeballs with Asus’ trademark reflective gradient on the plastic rear panel. In fact, it’s difficult not to get distracted the when the phone is kept flat on its face. The vertically-aligned dual camera module resembles a triple camera setup, which also adds to the looks. Asus’ cost-cutting measure is evident elsewhere a micro USB port on a 2019 midrange smartphone feels archaic. Also, the front of the phone features a notched display with a thick chin and big bathtub notch. With Gorilla Glass 6, the display should hold up well against scratches and damage when its dropped. However, our review unit sustained some scratchesboth on the display as well as the rear panel, when I was using it as my daily driver hence, get a screen guard and a case.Out of the two, the Galaxy M20 easily feels more modern with its minimalist approach to styling and a narrow-bezel display. However, the Max Pro M2 is a better bet for show-offs. My money would go for the Galaxy M20, considering my preference for understated designs.Display — both are equally goodI will make it short both the Galaxy M20 and Max Pro M2 look equally good in their own ways. The 6.3-inch TFT display on the Galaxy M20 renders vibrant colours with high contrasts that resembles Samsung’s AMOLED panels from other premium Samsung phones. The waterdrop notch and the narrow chin makes for an uninterrupted viewing experience, especially while streaming YouTube videos.The ZenFone Max Pro M2 has chunkier bezels, but the IPS LCD panel renders equally vibrant colours with similarly high contrasts. The bigger notch and chin make the phone a bit bulkier, even as it sports an equally big 6.3-inch display. However, I felt the Max Pro M2’s touch sensitivity is a tad better than that of the Galaxy M20’s display.Performance — You can’t beat muscle with smartnessThe Galaxy M20 debuts Samsung’s new Exynos 7904 chipset. This is an octa-core chip, with the processor consisting of 2 Cortex-A73 cores and 6 Cortex-A53 cores. With a Mali G71-2 GPU, the Galaxy M20 looks like a fairly competent performer. And for the most part, it does. Samsung’s Exynos processors are always well optimised and the Exynos 7904 handles most daily tasks thrown at it with ease. The Mali G71-2 GPU is not meant for gaming, but I was still able to play PUBG MOBILE in low graphics with medium frame rates. However, I wish Samsung offered a louder speaker on the M20.advertisement As for the ZenFone Max Pro M2, the fast and reliable performance doesn’t surprise. The Snapdragon 660, despite being a chip from 2017, can handle regular tasks without even batting an eyelid. The Adreno 512 GPU is very powerful I was able to play PUBG MOBILE in medium settings for longer sessions with absolute ease. The base variant with 3GB RAM may not hold as many apps as the Galaxy M20’s 4GB RAM, but in my daily usage, I never found it to lag or force close apps.Software — Samsung shows stock Android can be beatenThe Galaxy M20 cracks it with the software too. Yes, it runs on an old Android 8.1 Oreo in 2019, but the Samsung Experience 9.5 skin on top is, in my opinion, one of the most polished UI’s in sub-Rs 15,000 smartphones. The layout is spacious while fonts are easy to rear. The entire UI is snappy and unlike previous Samsung phones, the bloat is minimal. I spent an entire week with the phone and never did I felt installing a third-party launcher. Well done Samsung. The Max Pro M2 relies on a stock AOSP launcher based on Android 8.1 Oreo as well. While the stock UI is fast and fluid, it lacks the polish that Samsung packs in the M20’s UI. It feels rough around the edges, especially with disproportionate icons. For power users, this is exceptional as there’s no bloat or nonsensical apps to deal with. But I feel Asus could have used an Android One ROM for a more polished experience. Maybe the Android Pie update could offer a fix.Camera — Samsung knows what Indians wantSamsung has been promoting the wide-angle camera in the Galaxy M20’s marketing efforts. However, the standard 13-megapixel camera impresses more than the wide-angle camera. Especially when you compare it with the Asus phone, the Galaxy M20’s camera comes across as the better one. In daylight, photos are sharp and images exhibit vibrant colours. On occasions, I found the camera oversaturating the colours a little, but I was impressed with the outcome every time so did my friends. Low light performance is decent as the camera suppresses noise to make for useable photos. Sadly, the 8-megapixel selfie camera has some room to be improved.The ZenFone Max Pro M2 has received several camera updates that claim performance improvements. However, our review unit hasn’t received any update so far. Hence, the Max Pro M2’s camera performs similarly to what I wrote in my review two months ago. Daylight photos are good but sharpness is lost up to an extent. As for low light, the camera neither impresses with noise reduction nor with detail retention. The 13-megapixel selfie camera does a good job of retaining details as well as a wide dynamic range.advertisementOne thing’s clear — both these phones still can’t beat the Redmi Note 6 Pro in terms of camera performance.Battery — Goodbye power banks Both the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Galaxy M20 feature a 5000mAh battery. And both of them can easily last more than an entire day after a full charge. Even with heavy usage, I was able to make it to the end of the day before I was hunting for the charger. The Samsung galaxy M20 does have an advantage though it comes with support for 15W fast charging, which should charge it faster than the Max Pro M2’s battery with its 10W fast charging support.ZenFone Max Pro M2 vs Galaxy M20 — And the winner is…After going through some key parameters, the Samsung Galaxy M20 comes across easily as the better option of the two. Samsung has heard and obliged to the market’s demands a very good display with a tiny notch, big battery with fast charging support and pleasant user experience. The Galaxy M20 has been designed smartly to keep up with India’s demands specifically.The ZenFone Max Pro M2 has its own advantages though the robust performance and a stock Android interface. The Max Pro M2 is for anyone who prioritises raw performance over everything else PUBG lovers on a budget shouldn’t look any further. However, even as a power user, I felt Asus launched an unfinished product and it requires more polishing to make it an unbeatable choice.ALSO READ | Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 review: Fast hardware, crazy good battery helps it compete with Redmi Note 6 ProALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 review: Great display, superb battery life make for a good startALSO READ | Asus Zenfone Max M2 quick review: Big screen, big battery, two cameras at a bargainlast_img read more

40 Predictions for 2011 Part II

first_imgPhoto Attribution: Icon SMIIn case you missed it on Tuesday I put out my first ten predictions for the 2011 season including one in which Justin Blackmon doesn’t lead this team in catches (you can kill me in the comments). 11. OSU will finish higher in both the AP and Coaches polls than they start – Yes, they’ve started in the top ten before, but this year feels different. It is different. That ’09 team was dazzling and electric, but this team is nasty. There’s a tangible difference.12. Brandon Weeden will break the completion percentage record he set last year of .669 – Last year he shattered the former record, that had only been raised .1% in the last 22 years, by a staggering 2%. That’s going up again. 70% isn’t unattainable.13. Four guys will top 50 catches this year – Last year only two did (Blackmon and Cooper). This year I think they’ll repeat and you can throw Randle and pick one from Anyiam, Moore, Stewart, and Harrison.14. This year’s team will go for it on fourth down at least 20 times – Last year’s squad went 7-15 in such instances. I just think there’s a trust factor between the coaches and the offense that wasn’t there for the totality of the 2010 season. If the ball is past midfield and it’s not a tight game in the 4th, I don’t see Gundy not going for it.15. Jeremy Smith will lead the team in total TDs – I think we’ve already established that I don’t see Blackmon having as big of a year as he did last year (not that anyone should be disappointed with something along the lines of 80 | 1,500 | 14) and I think Smith is going to get a ton of chances to punch it in. I also think he’s one of the five players OSU can least afford to lose. 16. Herschel Sims will rush for more yards this year than Joseph Randle did last year (463) – Monken is going to run it and he’s got a wicked trio of back with which to do it. Sims won’t be as important as Randle was last year, but he’s going to blow people away when he’s in there.17. We won’t see the gray jerseys more than once this year – And I think it’ll be at home against Arizona. 18. Brandon Weeden will be in New York City on December 10 – I know I wrote this summer that OSU should focus its Heisman campaign solely on Blackmon, but the more I think about it the more convinced I am that Weeden is going to have a Heisman-worthy year. 19. Shaun Lewis will lead the team in tackles (but he won’t break 100) – I say that mostly because there’s so much parity at LB. Nobody’s going to pull an Orie and have 133 tackles this year. Lewis is going to be an All-Big 12 player this year though and he’ll have the resume to back it up.20. Mike Gundy will go back-to-back Big 12 coach of the year – It’s one thing to do it from out of nowhere with nobody gunning for you and it’s a completely other to do it with everyone chasing you down. Just ask Bob Stoops.To see the full series of 40 predictions (only 20 of which I’ve published so far) you can go here. To see our series on who’s in the way of #1 go here. And if you’re interested in who I think are the 20 most important people to an OSU title run go here.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 read more

Report: Atletico 2 Real Sociedad 1

first_imgAtletico Madrid 2 Real Sociedad 1: Last-gasp Griezmann winner cuts gap to Barca Chris Myson Last updated 1 year ago 01:11 12/3/17 Griezmann - Cropped Twitter @Atleti Atletico Madrid closed in on LaLiga leaders Barcelona as they defeated Real Sociedad, courtesy of a last-gasp Antoine Griezmann effort. Antoine Griezmann scored a dramatic winner with two minutes remaining as Atletico Madrid salvaged a 2-1 comeback victory over Real Sociedad in LaLiga.The France international did not celebrate against his former club as Atletico continued their unbeaten start to the league season and closed the deficit to Barcelona to six points after the leaders drew 2-2 with Celta Vigo earlier on Saturday.Willian Jose scored his seventh league goal of the season with a first-half penalty as Real threatened a shock victory. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Filipe Luis responded after the break by netting for the first time since April as Atletico’s club-record beginning to a LaLiga campaign progressed to 14 matches without defeat.An inspired goalkeeping performance from Geronimo Rulli looked like it would deny Atleti a winner until Griemzann bundled in from close range in the final moments, giving the in-form hosts a fifth win in six matches across all competitions.Real sit seventh, 11 points behind Atletico, after a run of only one win in six league games.Antoine Griezmann strikes late to hand Atleti a dramatic win! #AtletiRealSociedad 2-1 pic.twitter.com/VnbBjkv9yq— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) December 2, 2017Atletico squandered an early chance when Kevin Gameiro broke the offside trap but took too long to pull the trigger, eventually opting to pass to Griezmann in a worse position.Real were next to threaten when Thomas Partey, playing at right-back, lost possession in a dangerous area, allowing Xabi Prieto to set up Willian Jose, who could only blaze his left-footed strike over from 12 yards.Willian Jose turned creator when his cross found Prieto at the far post in the visitors’ next attack, but a combination of goalkeeper Jan Oblak and a backtracking Filipe Luis denied the Real captain.The visitors were on top and their spot-kick was awarded when Mikel Oyarzabal latched on to David Zurutuza’s throughball and attempted to round Oblak, who was adjudged to have fouled the winger.Willian Jose took the 29th-minute penalty and drilled his effort past Oblak, the keeper guessing the wrong way.1 – Jan Oblak has conceded his first penalty as @Atleti player in La Liga while Rulli is the keeper with the most penalties conceded since they both arrived at La Liga on 2014. Punishment pic.twitter.com/4TFU2Uds3D— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 2, 2017.@willianjose19 scores in a 4th consecutive #LaLiga game for the first time in his career… and @RealSociedadEN lead at the Wanda @Metropolitano! #AtletiRealSociedad pic.twitter.com/Sniu9jUU8Z— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) December 2, 2017Gameiro and Gabi presented Angel Correa with two superb opportunities in quick succession to bring Atletico level before half-time, but away shot-stopper Rulli saved with his legs on both occasions to frustrate the hosts.Correa’s woes continued after the break when, having been provided a glorious chance by a passing move that finished with Koke playing him in, he somehow skied his close-range finish with Rulli on the way down and almost the whole goal to aim at.There was more frustration for the hosts when Griezmann volleyed into the top corner only for an offside flag to deny him, while the France international had another effort saved soon after, as did Koke.Atletico got a deserved equaliser after 63 minutes when Saul Niguez’s deep cross found Filipe Luis and the full-back turned inside Prieto and lashed an accurate finish into the far corner with his weaker right foot from 12 yards.Prieto collected Oyarzabal’s delivery and fired over from a good chance at the other end, but Atletico were dominant after the break and only more heroics from a diving Rulli denied Griezmann from heading in.Diego Simeone brought on Yannick Carrasco and Fernando Torres as he searched for a winner, with Rulli keeping out an acrobatic effort from the latter shortly after his arrival, while Zurutuza was off-target with a free header for Real as the match entered its closing stages.It looked like there would be no winner for either side until Saul’s looping, deflected header led to a sliding Griezmann converting from a yard out at the far post for his fourth goal in three games in all competitions, delighting the Wanda Metropolitano crowd. Key Opta facts:- Atletico Madrid have equalled their longest ever unbeaten run in LaLiga (W11 D7), recorded twice previously (18 in 1991 and 1941).- Atletico have won four points in the last five minutes of matches, the most for a team in this period in LaLiga this season.- Geronimo Rulli made eight saves, the most for a keeper versus Atletico in LaLiga this term.- Jan Oblak has conceded his first LaLiga penalty as an Atletico player. read morelast_img read more