GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY TEAM RUNNERS-UP AT LOUGH ERNE LINKS GOLF CHALLENGE

first_imgLetterkenny Golf NotesCongratulations to Letterkenny Golf Club members Pat Mc Grath, sons Michael and Anthony and son-in-law John Bosco Gallagher who attained runners-up spot in the recent Lough Erne Links Golf Challenge, which included competing at Donegal Golf Club [Murvagh], Narin Portnoo and the prestigious Lough Erne Golf Resort, Enniskillen.The competition format was teams of four, two scores to count, with daily and overall team prizes, and with teams entered from all over Ireland, North and South, from Portrush to Cork. Off on Monday 21st July at Murvagh, the Links challenge began on a beautiful day with perfect playing conditions.Scoring was high with the winning team scoring 96 points while Pat’s team came in with a solid 88 points which left them 8 points behind the leaders going into day two.On the following day at Narin Portnoo, the scoring increased. Following a terrific start with each member of the team paring the first hole, the consistency continued with a number of pars on the front nine and a fantastic finish of three birdies in a row from 16th to 18th.This resulted in an overall total of 99 points on the day, five points clear of second place and a one point lead in the overall standings going into the final day, which was to be played at the prestigious Nick Faldo designed Lough Erne Golf Resort. One of the finest golf courses in Ireland and further afield.Soaring temperatures of up to 26 degrees made it difficult to play golf on such a demanding course, and while scoring was not up to the high standard of previous days.The Letterkenny team scored 80 points which left them in the running to finish high up on the overall leader board.Overall Result:After three days of golf on three magnificent courses and in glorious sunshine the team from Letterkenny finished second overall in the three day Links Challenge, losing out to a team from Fota Island Golf Resort, Co.Cork. Participating in the Lough Erne Challenge and finishing second in the team event was a fantastic achievement resulting in each member of the team enjoying a wonderful feast of golf.GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY TEAM RUNNERS-UP AT LOUGH ERNE LINKS GOLF CHALLENGE was last modified: July 31st, 2014 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more

Belgium international leaves Man City without ever making a competitive appearance

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM Manchester City tweeted: “Best of luck to @Jasondenayer who has today joined Lyon on a permanent deal.”Denayer will join the likes of former Premier League stars Rafael Da Silva, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Memphis Depay at the Groupama Stadium. IN DEMAND 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father During his time with the club, he has enjoyed loan spells at Sunderland, Celtic and Galatasaray – where he spent two seasons.The fee for the deal is believed to be around £10million, with the player expected to earn around £2million-a-year in wages.Denayer is primarily a centre-half, but featured in a defensive midfield role or David Moyes at Sunderland, where he was unable to help the Black Cats avoid relegation from the Premier League in 2017.He won the SPL title in 2015 with Celtic, before reaching the quarter finals of the European Championships with his country a year later. targets Jason Denayer has completed a permanent move to Olympique Lyonnais after five years at Manchester City without a first team appearance.The Belgium international, who featured for his country at Euro 2016, progressed through the academy ranks at City but was deemed surplus to requirements by boss Pep Guardiola. RANKED center_img Denayer tracks former Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo during a pre-season friendly in 2015 REVEALED targets Latest Transfer News Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more

Pogba v Mourinho – All the news and gossip on Manchester United spat

first_img 4 4 Ed Woodward has reportedly thrown his support behind Mourinho Mourinho blasted as ‘distasteful’ by talkSPORT host over Pogba row 4 Mourinho has fallen out with too many players at Old Trafford, reports claim AVERAGE AT BEST FINAL STRAW Mourinho and Pogba at odds from the start?The Daily Mail claim the problems between Mourinho and Pogba began before a ball was even kicked – right from when he re-signed for the Red Devils for £89million in 2016.Mourinho was instrumental in bringing the midfielder back from Juventus, but the manager was apparently ‘furious’ by the manner in which United unveiled his signing.The #POGBACK announcement went vital online, as United used the player’s ties with club sponsor Adidas and now globally renowned rapper Stormzy to break the news.Mourinho felt it put the player about the club – and thus began his ongoing fued with the Frenchman.“It got off to a bad start and it does not appear to be getting better,” a club source is quoted as saying.Woodward sides with Mourinho – but could face backlash Man United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has thrown his support behind under-fire Mourinho…… but  he could now face a dressing-room revolt with a number of players unhappy with the mananger, according to the Daily Star.It is claimed only two senior stars at the club are in Mourinho’s corner thanks to the coach’s divisive manner.And the paper claim a number of players will consider leaving Old Trafford at the end of the season if ‘The Special One’ remains in charge.No ‘I’ in team…However, The Times report that Mourinho and Pogba will have to find some way of working together and resolve their differences……as Woodward has no plans to get rid of either of them.Despite their rather public falling out, the Man United chief will not consider ditching his manager or the club’s record signing.So it seems they have some talking to do… No respect ‘i don’t understand’ Alan Brazil’s latest rant about ‘spoiled brat’ Paul Pogba VERDICT ‘He’s a myth’ Pogba v Mourinho on talkSPORT.com Pogba has made plenty of signals that he is not totally happy at Man United Ferguson’s damning assessment of Pogba when he was ‘happy’ to get rid of him Man United must sell Paul Pogba in January, says Simon Jordan on talkSPORT ‘Paul Pogba is poison’ – Man United star slammed by talkSPORT host All is not well at Manchester United, it seems.If their tumultuous start to the season has not been enough, the club have been hit with the constant speculation surrounding the relationship between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba – which came to a head on Wednesday. GET RID Backing Jose Training ground spat was over Instagram post…It has emerged the reason behind Mourinho and Pogba’s frosty exchange during training on Wednesday was over one of the midfielder’s Instagram posts.A clip of their encounter was has been viewed over eight million times on social media, and sparked reports that their relationship is now irreparable.But eagle-eyed and bat-eared viewers managed to decipher what the spat was about – with Mourinho asking club press officer John Allen: “When did Paul post on Instagram?”During United’s EFL Cup defeat to Derby, the former Juventus star uploaded a video himself and Andreas Pereira laughing while they sat in the stands at Old Trafford.It is claimed Pogba posted the video at half-time, but a WIFI signal problem at Old Trafford meant it was delayed, eventually going online at 10.28pm.But Mourinho believed Pogba had uploaded the video after the match, hence his anger on Wednesday.Watch the subtitled training clip HERE!Watch the Instagram video which angered Mourinho HERE! ‘Man United are in disarray – this reminds me of the season under David Moyes’ After confirming the £89million signing had been stripped of the vice-captaincy, although not really explaining why, the pair were involved in a frosty training encounter in front of TV cameras.The exchange went viral online and sprouted various reports of discord at the club, with Thursday’s back pages awash with stories after a testing 24 hours for United.And, to save you from trawling the internet for every scrap of news, rumour and comment, your pals at talkSPORT have rounded up all the top stories on the Mourinho v Pogba grudgematch – starting with…United players ‘angry and frustrated’ with MourinhoAccording to ESPN, a number of senior Manchester United are unhappy with their manager for his poor man-management throughout the season – with his decision to strip the vice-captaincy from Pogba only the latest incident to baffle the dressing room.Mourinho’s comments following the Red Devils’ EFL Cup exit to Derby County about knowing his side ‘were in trouble’ when Phil Jones stepped up to take a decisive penalty – which he then missed – also did not go down well with the team.Having also fallen out with Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial, it is claimed players feel the 55-year-old is ‘picking fights with his players and then asking them to play for him’.A Man United source then explains that players are not happy with the manager’s ‘negative and critical approach’  and that many feel he has lost his greatest quality as a manager – to read, encourage and relate to his squad. ‘Mourinho has tried everything to help Pogba’ – Damning verdict on United star Pogba ‘determined to force Old Trafford exit’The Daily Telegraph claim Pogba told the United hierarchy almost two months ago that he wanted to leave the club.The paper says World Cup winner Pogba is ‘determined to quit United for Barcelona’, regardless of whether Mourinho remains as manager or not. Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho’s relationship appears to be irreparable 4 Jamie Carragher’s scathing attack on Paul Pogba in full Jose demands the same backing as Sir AlexThe Sun suggest Mourinho has told the club he wants the same kind of backing from the Man United board as former manager Sir Alex Ferguson received during his player-power battles.Fergie famously fell out with a number of his top stars during his legendary tenure, including the likes of Roy Keane, David Beckham and Ruud van Nistelrooy.All three of those players left Old Trafford due with their conflicts with the fiery Scot, and yet he was never threatened by the sack.Mourinho apparently has called for United to stick by him in the same way and offer a public vote of confidence to stop any speculation over his future.last_img read more

Villa’s hunt for a maiden victory lands them in Kavumba

first_img Tags: ambrose kiiryaMbarara CitySC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier League SC Villa are still winless after five games this season (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueMbarara City vs SC VillaKavumba Recreation Grounds, KavumbaSaturday, 03-11-2018 @04:30pmKAVUMBA – 16 Record League Champions, SC Villa are still winless after five games this season.Not that it is a major crisis, no. The Villa faithful and some of the football diehards in the country anticipated a difficult season ahead for Moses Basena’s side after the exodus at Villa Park in the off season.However, six games minus victory will start serious questions being asked of the current team led by Moses Basena.On match day six, the Jogoos travel to Kavumba to take on Mbarara City, a side that should ideally be minor when compared to SC Villa.After a promising 0-0 home draw against URA last time out, Villa will be hoping that come the final whistle on Saturday, they can walk out of Kavumba with their first three points of the season.However, it will not be an easy task against a Mbarara City side that has taken four points off two other giants in Express and KCCA including a hard fought 0-0 draw away to the Kasasiro Boys last time out.“We are not performing well at the moment but we have had improvement in our last games, said Villa Captain Ambrose Kirya heading into Saturday’s encounter.“I am confident we can get a good result away to Mbarara on Saturday.“I call up on the fans to come in big number and cheer us to fight for a positive result.Team News:Mbarara City will be without suspended Zaidi Byekwaso and injured striker Jude Semugabi. The rest of the squad is fully fit and they will look up to Paul Mucurezi, Ali Kimera and Hillary Mukundane for inspiration.For Villa, they will be without injured trio of custodian Samson Kirya, Yusuf Mukisa and Joseph Nsubuga for this contest. Joseph Ssemujju, Mike Sserumaga and Bashir Mutanda are expected to be key if Basena’s side are to register their first three points of the season.Match Stats:This will be the third fixture between the two sides since Mbarara made their latest return to the top flight in 2017.The reverse fixture last season ended 1-1 in Kakyeka.Mbarara who sit eighth on the log head into the match having won two of their first five league fixtures (D1 L2).Livingston Mbabazi’s charges will be gunning for only their ninth victory in the league since returning to the top flight. In that period, the Ankole Lions have drawn 15 and lost 12 of the other games.However, at home, the Ankole Lions have lost only three games since the start of last season (W8 D5).For Villa, they have gone 11 matches without victory in the league, dating back to last season (D6 L5).Away from home, Basena side have drawn all their last four games, scoring and conceding two goals in the process.The other games to be played on Saturday:– Vipers SC vs. KCCA– Tooro United vs. Onduparaka– Paidha Black Angels vs. Express– Bright Stars vs. Kirinya JSS– BUL FC vs. Ndejje UniversityNB: All games will start at 04:00pmComments last_img read more

Big League: Wakiso win again as Proline go down to Kitara

first_imgWakiso (Purple and White) are now 11 games unbeaten in the Big League (Photo by Wakiso Media)FUFA Big League 2018/19Thursday, 31-01-2019Elgon Group:-Wakiso Giants 3-0 Amuka Bright Stars-JMC Hippos 0-0 Bukedea Town Council-Entebbe 1-1 UPDF-Light SS 0-0 KatakaRwenzori Group:-Proline 0-1 Kitara-Kira United 0-2 Kansai Plascon-Dove 1-1 Kabale Sharp-Water 2-2 Kiboga YoungWakiso Giants maintained their unbeaten run in the 2019/19 FUFA Big League thanks to a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Amuka Bright Star at Bugembe.Debutants Yasin Mugume and Norman Ojik were on the scoreline for the Money Bags, either side of Captain feni Ali’s goal.Amuka who held Wakiso to a draw in the first round game, saw Fred Watongo sent off for two yellow cards on Thursday.This was Wakiso’s 6th win of the season and they now have 23 points from their first 11 games and on the road to gaining promotion to the top tier.Ibrahim Kirya’s side are 4 points ahead of second placed Dove Alla Stars who face Kataka in Mbale on Sunday afternoon.Elsewhere in the Elgon Group, the games involving the other eight teams ended in draws.JMC Hippos drew 0-0 with Bukedia, Entebbe and UPDF shared spoils in a 1-1 affair, Light and Kataka also drew 1-1 while Water and Kiboga Young played out to a thrilling 2-2 encounter.Meanwhile, in the Rwenzori group, Kitara inflicted a second loss of the season on Proline, defeating the Rwenzori Group leaders 1-2 at Lugogo.The only goal of the games came on 8 minutes, off former SC Villa striker George Ssenkaba’s foot.Despite the loss, Proline remain top of the standings in the Group with 23 points, one ahead of the duo of Kiboga Young and Dove FC.In the other Rwenzori Group Games, Kansai Plascon defeated Kira United 2-0 to keep pace of the leading pack.For Masindi based Dove and Kabale Sharp, they played to a two all draw at the Katushabe play ground while Water and Kiboga also enjoyed a similar result in their game.The FUFA Big league returns on Sunday with two matches.Kataka hosts Doves All Stars Stars at the San Siro play ground in Mbale while Kyetume entertains Amuka Bright Stars at the Nakisunga play ground in Mukono.Comments Tags: feni AliFUFA Big League 2018/19george ssenkabaKitaraNorman OjikprolinetopWakiso GiantsYasin Mugumelast_img read more

Ex-49ers quarterback Alex Smith back on his feet again — can karma be far behind?

first_imgLast time we saw him on a football field, Smith was being carted off with a gruesome injury to his right leg. Sacked by the Texans J.J. Watt, Smith’s fibula and tibia were … We’re only in OTA season, yet the NFL has its first feel-good moment of 2019.Alex Smith dropped in on his Washington teammates Thursday, and the former 49er looked glad to be there.Alex Smith at day 3️⃣ of OTAs supporting his teammates. pic.twitter.com/vompSPRgxY— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) May 23, 2019last_img

Bob Myers explains Kevin Durant’s decision to leave Warriors

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile device OAKLAND — In normal circumstances, the Warriors’ pitch to Kevin Durant would be simple.The Warriors could offer him the most money. After winning two NBA titles in the past three years, the Warriors could offer him the best chance at winning. Durant did not have interest, though, in the Warriors’ five-year, $221 million offer and their championship equity. Instead, Durant teamed up with Kyrie Irving and accepted a …last_img

Gov. DeWine signs state budget

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) applauds the recent passage of the state budget that includes beneficial tax policy changes for farmers, as well as long-term, financial support for water quality and nutrient management programs. OSA’s farmer leaders have been working at the Statehouse throughout the process to ensure its members’ voices are heard.“We thank the Ohio House, Ohio Senate and Gov. DeWine’s Administration for working with all stakeholders to address water quality,” said Trish Cunningham, OSA Policy Committee Chair. “Water quality has been a high priority for our organization for many years and we believe that H2Ohio is a step in the right direction. I’m also proud to see tax policies that will benefit family farmers who have been hit especially hard this year due to the weather and crop prices.”The over $200 million H2Ohio fund will be used for agricultural, community and nature water projects to address water quality. In addition to H2Ohio, the budget also includes support for soil and water conservation districts in the Western Lake Erie Basin and funding for the Healthy Lake Erie program to promote 4R nutrient stewardship practices.Additionally, OSA supported the following:Clarification and expansion of qualified immunity related to existing nuisance protection lawsIncrease from three to four years the amount of time that soil test results are valid for purposes of inclusion in a voluntary nutrient management plan approved by ODAFriendlier tax policies toward small businesses.“This budget reflects our commitment to return tax dollars — a 4% income tax cut for all taxpayers and restoration of the business income deduction (BID) to $250,000-to the pockets of Ohioans,” said Tim Schaffer, State Senator. “We invested in important services, but did so in a fiscally responsible manner. This budget will positively impact all Ohioans to ensure that they are successful in all faucets of life.”Schaffer also said, “The budget eliminates income taxes on the working poor.”Income tax cuts in the budget total nearly $700 million, providing significant tax relief and support to working Ohioans and job creators with the purpose of keeping the state’s economy healthy and growing. An additional amendment exempts small wineries from burdensome licensure requirements. This amendment will help the small wineries trying to make a living, specifically, those constituents that have reached out in need of help from the State.The budget also provides increased funding for Ohio’s food banks and other vital community service providers, like Boys and Girls Clubs, United Way family stability programs, Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, and the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition. In addition, the new budget plan builds on the framework of Senate Bill 1, which requires a one in, two out requirement for regulatory reform. Overly burdensome and unnecessary rules are a barrier to new economic investments and job growth in Ohio. Any new rule that is implemented, must come with an extensive review of two old rules that may be outdated or no longer relevant. This helps streamline Ohio’s code and provides consistency and reliability to Ohio’s regulatory framework.last_img read more

Ajinkya Rahane says West Indies Tests will be challenging

first_imgStylish Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane said it would be important for his team to start well against the West Indies in their four-Test series next month.Led by Virat Kohli, India will begin a tour of the Caribbean islands in July. Rahane said he was excited about the tour but said it was important to give the West Indians respet where it was due. (Also read: Virat Kohli flaunts new hairstyle ahead of West Indies Tests)”This is actually my second time to West Indies. When I toured the first time, I was with the India A team. But it’s my first time with the senior side and I am really excited about this tour. I’m looking forward and I have prepared myself really well,” Rahane told reporters on sidelines of an event here.”I am sure it will be challenging because West Indies is a decent team. We will give respect to them and it is important to start well in the series,” he added. (Also read: Sanjay Bangar named batting coach for West Indies tour)Rahane, who was appointed as the vice-captain of the Test team, has been in solid form in the traditional format. His last Test produced twin hundreds against South Africa on a tricky pitch at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla.The Indian team will be touring the Caribbean nation for a three-match Test series, with the first game beginning at North Sound, Antigua on July 21.Asked about the role of a vice-captain, the right-handed batsman said, “It is a good responsibility as a vice-captain and I love facing challenges and love taking responsibility, so there’s no pressure but I think responsibility will bring the best out of me.”advertisement”As you (the reporter) mentioned about the last Zimbabwe tour (in 2015, wherein he captained the ODI side),I really learnt a lot as a captain in Zimbabwe from my teammates, from opponents, and as a captain you know how to back your players, support your players, whatever happens as a captain, you have to take all the responsibility and I really learnt from that tour,” he added.(With Inputs from PTI)last_img read more