#BREAKING Limerick school bus involved in multi vehicle crash

first_imgFacebook Print NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Limerick school bus involved in multi vehicle crashBy Staff Reporter – February 7, 2018 3762 Previous article#BREAKING Fire sparks evacuation at Limerick crecheNext articleSinn Féin MEP calls on Limerick organisations to help negate the effects of Brexit Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp TAGSlimerickmulti vehicle crashschool bus Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads The scene of a multi vehicle crash this Wednesday in County LimerickEMERGENCY services are attending a serious multi vehicle collision involving a school bus and up to 50 people this Wednesday morning in Limerick.The incident occurred near Caherconlish in area known locally as Connolly’s Cross on the R513 between Herbertstown and Caherline.Emergency services including appliances from Limerick City Fire and Rescue, Gardai and emergency paramedics from the National Ambulance services are in attendance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A major operation is now underway with support crews trending from nearby stations as well as support from air Medivac 112 air ambulance helicopter.At least two vehicles and the school bus are amongst the vehicles involved in the collision which happened shortly after 8:30am this Wednesday morning.Reports indicate that between 40 and 50 people are involved but the extent of their injuries is not yet known.The scene of a multi vehicle crash this Wednesday in County LimerickThe scene of a multi vehicle crash this Wednesday in County LimerickCrews are still on scene with more arriving.The road is closed and local diversions are in place between Caherconlish and Ballyneety.More to follow.See more news here RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

Burton’s Foods rebrands for success

first_imgOne of the UK’s largest biscuit manufacturers has changed its trading name and branding to further strengthen its position within the market.St Albans-based Burton’s Foods, now known as the Burton’s Biscuit Company, solely produces biscuit products, including Cadbury Biscuits, Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels. The company’s corporate rebrand includes a new logo, which will be incorporated into product packaging, in addition to a redesign of its website due to be completed by early 2012. It will also adopt a new strapline, ‘Making every day more of a treat’.Ben Clarke, CEO of the Burtonʼs Biscuit Company, said: “The past two years have seen progressive changes at Burtonʼs, as weʼve transformed ourselves into a successful and dynamic UK manufacturing business. The rebrand, as part of this transformation, represents not only our past achievements, but also our future ambitions as we continue to go from strength to strength.”The rebrand is all part of the company’s corporate strategy, initiated back in 2010, which looks to focus on delivering quality products, driving innovation in the biscuit category through its power brands and expanding its international presence.The company operates manufacturing sites in Blackpool, Edinburgh and Llantarnam and employs over 2,000 people.last_img read more

Dad had 1000-kid goal

first_imgNZ Herald 17 August 2014A Japanese man suspected of fathering at least 15 surrogate children in Thailand planned to sire up to 1000, the Japan Times reports.The 24-year-old man said he wanted to produce between 100 and 1000 babies, according to the co-founder of an organisation that provides surrogate services in Thailand and other countries.“The best thing I can do for the world is to leave many children,” Mariam Kukunashvili of New Life Global Network quoted him as saying.She refused to introduce him to more surrogate mothers, and reported her suspicions to the Japanese embassy and Interpol.Thai police are investigating the man for possible trafficking offences, after it emerged he had taken three babies out of the country in the past year, Police General Ek Ungsananont said.Kapook.com news site reported investigators said DNA tests confirmed that nine infants found in a Thai condominium last week shared a common father.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11310036last_img read more

Tyler Roberson looks to rebound against North Carolina State

first_imgLogan Reidsma | Staff Photographer Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim clapped his hands two times as Tyler Roberson walked slowly off the court. Trevor Cooney jogged slowly next to him. The two met their head coach, one on each side, but Boeheim only stuck out his right hand to high-five Cooney and gave no physical acknowledgement to Roberson.There was 9:50 left and SU trailed by two to Pittsburgh on Saturday. Roberson had recorded no points and collected just three rebounds despite playing 21 minutes.“If I had anybody else he wouldn’t play a minute,” Boeheim said. “Not a minute.”Roberson, who collected 14 points and 20 rebounds against then-No. 20 Duke nearly a month before his worst showing of the season against Pittsburgh, wasn’t the aggressive presence he’s been known for much of this year. He didn’t use open space to attack the rim on offense, and wasn’t all over the glass like his 8.5 rebounds per game suggests he typically is.Syracuse (18-10, 8-7 Atlantic Coast) and Roberson face North Carolina State (14-14, 4-11) at 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. And, like Pittsburgh, the Wolfpack score most of its points on the interior and has one of the best offensive rebounding rates in the country.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnother game, another challenge directed Roberson’s way.“I think I played hard. I don’t know, the past few games haven’t been going my way,” Roberson said after the Pittsburgh game. “All I can really control is playing hard and trying to help the team win. And I think deep down, I’ve been trying to do that.” Boeheim said Roberson is getting the same looks as Tyler Lydon. But Lydon has scored 20 or more in two of the past three games, while Roberson has five total points in his last two games. He’s dribbling sideways even though he’s not being guarded, Boeheim said, and added that it’s his job as a coach to make Roberson play as aggressively as he was during that five-game stretch.When Mike Hopkins was serving as the interim head coach during Boeheim’s suspension earlier this season, he said sometimes SU gets a “plugged-in” Roberson and sometimes they don’t. But it’s hard to tell when that will happen.“If Tyler Roberson is going to play, he’s got to get us some points or rebounds,” Boeheim said. “… You can’t have a junior be in the program and play all the time and you get to your junior year and score. You can’t win that way.”Roberson’s normally quiet, but he spoke so softly after Saturday’s loss to Pittsburgh that it was almost impossible to hear at times. When asked about Boeheim saying he wouldn’t play a minute, he whispered, “that’s what he thinks.” When asked what he can do going forward he said, “just keep working.”He didn’t say much, but his insistence that nothing is different contrasts the belief of his head coach and even some teammates.Said Roberson: “I think I’ve been doing the same thing I’ve been doing every game.” Commentscenter_img Published on February 25, 2016 at 10:09 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Roberson scored in double figures in five straight games that ended with his dominant performance at Duke on Jan. 18. During that stretch, he also averaged 11.2 rebounds. But in the eight games since, he’s scored in double figures just once and averaged seven rebounds. His struggles have been tangible, but also hard for him to explain.When he caught the ball with space on the baseline early in the first half against Pitt, he didn’t attack the rim. Instead he dribbled to his right and dumped it off to Cooney, who was defended. When Cooney fed it right back to him, he hesitated before penetrating toward the basket and missed a contested shot that was his only attempt of the afternoon.“I thought he had some chances to go and be aggressive,” Cooney said. “He’s done that at times this year. I don’t know. He’s a big part of us offensively and defensively. If you look at the games when he’s aggressive and rebounds and makes plays, we’re a better team. I think he knows that. I think everyone knows that.”last_img read more

Thurston County Public Health Successfully Leads Critical COVID-19 Containment Efforts

first_imgFacebook132Tweet0Pin0Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Thurston County Public Health (Public Health) has proven that its systems and planning efforts are effective in keeping our county’s residents safe and healthy. Working closely with Thurston County Emergency Management (EM), Public Health and their team of infectious disease experts have directly contributed to keeping our case count relatively low compared to other Washington counties during the first few months of the pandemic.The Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) has been activated in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic since January. The ECC is used as an administrative and logistical hub for natural disaster response such as flooding. Although the ECC has had far fewer people physically in the building during the COVID-19 response, the work is no less urgent. Photo courtesy: Thurston County“One of our primary roles is to ensure our healthcare system is ready and has the capacity to meet the needs of the community,” says Schelli Slaughter, director of Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. Her team has been working closely with hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and medical first responders to be sure they have the equipment and capacity to meet potential demand. This includes making sure our hospitals had enough ventilators, ICU beds, and personnel. “All local hospitals are committed to reserving bed capacity in the event we need it” explains Slaughter.Early on in the response, there were not enough face masks for front line workers. The Thurston County acting Health Officer, Dr. Diana Yu had the difficult task of allocating available resources to the entities that needed them most. As Thurston County forged on through the crisis, residents took the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” orders seriously and the supply chain improved. “It was really helpful for us to be able to catch up and make sure our medical facilities had what they needed to prepare for a potential surge,” explains Slaughter.Public Health is also responsible for ensuring that everyone in the county who has been exposed to COVID-19 has a safe place to stay in isolation or quarantine. They have worked closely with Thurston County Emergency Management to secure a contracted care facility with over 100 beds where any individual who has been exposed to COVID-19 can stay in isolation or quarantine depending on their circumstances. Quarantine is for individuals who have been exposed to the disease but are awaiting test results. Isolation is required for all confirmed cases. This level of preparedness is essential for people who live with a high-risk individual and for people who are otherwise unsheltered.All staff and visitors arriving at the ECC must pass through a screening check point where a staff member takes their temperature. Visitors must also verbally confirm they have no symptoms of COVID-19. If an individual has a fever, they must leave immediately. Photo courtesy: Thurston CountyKurt Hardin is the director of Emergency Services, the department where Emergency Management is housed. He oversees the functionality of the Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center (ECC), which has been in an activated state since February for the Nisqually Flooding with a transition in March to serve as a logistical and administrative hub for the local pandemic response. His team is expandable, with 20 personnel working during normal times and up to 200 when there is a demand like we have now. This includes medical, logistical and administrative personnel, as well as PPE distribution for local healthcare. “It’s important that we have the capacity available in case we see a surge,” Hardin explains. “We can’t wait until the need is there to coordinate this system.”Preparedness is a key component of Public Health’s work supported by EM. Another vital aspect of Public Health’s work is contact tracing. Public Health’s team of disease investigators and contact tracers has swelled from 3 staff to 40 in the last 2 months. “This is a small but mighty team of dedicated, inspiring, hardworking individuals with a single purpose of protecting the health of Thurston County,” says Jeanie Knight, division director of disease control and prevention at Public Health.When a person tests positive for COVID-19, Knight’s team of infectious disease experts are responsible for collecting information from that person to aid in the prevention of spreading the disease. Individuals are asked to identify anyone who has been within 6 feet of them for longer than15 minutes in the 48 hours prior to showing symptoms. They are also asked to remember and share every place they have been outside their home. Once the infectious disease team has this information, they can start to determine where the individual contracted the disease and who else needs to be alerted to the possibility of infection. It is extensive investigative work that takes time. “We take this work really seriously and we do it as quickly as we can,” says Slaughter.Among the most important goals of Public Health is ensuring the public has access to reliable information from vetted scientific sources. If you have questions about any aspect of this outbreak or our county’s response, start by visiting the Thurston County Public Health website on COVID-19.One of the challenges Slaughter has observed is that because Thurston County has had a relatively low number of cases, there may be a false sense of security as we move into recovery. “We’ve seen smaller communities around the state be hit with some of the most devastating instances of loss and we don’t want to see that happen here. We don’t want to take that risk. The economy can come back but people cannot,” says Slaughter.Hardin, Slaughter and Knight all reiterate what an incredible team effort this has been on the part of the entire community. “We feel lucky to have the community we do here in Thurston County. I think it’s why our community is doing so well, because we can come together in a time of need,” says Slaughter. “I’m proud of every single person that has been a part of this response.”Sponsoredlast_img read more

Jersey Shore Steps Up To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

first_imgBy Jay Cook |RED BANK – Jersey Shore residents have been glued to TV screens over the past few days, painfully watching Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Houston, Texas, and its surrounding communities.It’s a scene New Jerseyans have come to know all too well – from the historic rainfall and flooding, to the loss of homes and memories in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. And because of those unfortunate experiences, many locals haven’t thought twice about helping their fellow Americans.Proactive residents across the Bayshore are coordinating in myriad ways to assist those affected by Harvey, from planning day-long drives to the greater Houston area, to organizing local drop-off sites for collected goods.In Union Beach, which became the face of Sandy after the “half house” photograph made national rounds, a local restaurateur is in the midst of collecting gift cards for Harvey victims.And along the Navesink in Red Bank, a Texas transplant now living locally is doing her part to help the Texans she grew up with.Chemayne Myers spent years with her family in George West, Texas, a few hours west of Houston. Both her parents still live there. Now a member of Red Bank Elks Lodge #233 and a Red Bank resident, Myers hatched the idea to gather donated goods at the West Front Street lodge after seeing her family’s personal struggle.“My sister lost her house, my brother lost his house, and three of my cousins lost their houses,” Myers said. “I wanted to find a way to help.”On Tuesday evening, she watched in appreciation as numerous people pulled up in the pouring rain to donate cases of ramen noodles, diapers, and miscellaneous kitchen supplies for delivery to Houston.Ellen Gillis, a Red Bank Catholic Class of ’77 graduate, stopped by the lodge at around 7:30 p.m. on Monday. She currently lives in Seabrook, Texas, located in southeast Houston on Galveston Bay, with her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Katie.But Gillis has been in Middletown the past two weeks tending to her mother who suffered a fall. It’s unlikely she’ll be home before next week, she said.Since Harvey hit, Gillis was scanning local Facebook pages, looking for donation drop sites for hurricane victims. She has been looking to coordinate donations from Rumson Country Day school to send about 200 desks and chairs to schools in the greater Houston area.“I think people up here are amazingly sympathetic and very empathetic to what we’re going through,” Gillis said.“This is unprecedented,” she continued. “The opportunity is there to see people reach out. That’s what we want the world to see.”On Sept. 1, Elks from the Red Bank and Marlton lodges will pack an RV to the brim with any donated goods gathered during this week, and will trek down south to give the goods to Houstonians in need.In Union Beach, Gigi Dorr, co-owner of JakeaBob’s Bay restaurant, has begun collecting prepaid debit and gift cards to send down to Houston.Those cards are “easier to transport, and can get right into the hands of the people that need it,” Dorr said.After Sandy hit, Dorr said Texas parishes drove to New Jersey and helped with the Sandy recovery efforts. Now, she’s coordinating with Southside Church of Christ, Fort Worth, to be their point of contact for the Harvey recovery.“If you were in Sandy and directly affected by Sandy, and you got the help, it’s not even a question,” Dorr said, about paying it back. “You know who came and helped you. That’s just humanity. It has to be done.”Plans are in place for Bob Parcells, a retired Union Beach code enforcer, to drive to Houston and hand the cards out to anyone in need.When asked about any advice she would provide to someone in Houston, Dorr kept her answer simple.“Pray,” she said.Harvey’s pounding damage upon southeastern Texas has been unprecedented. According to the National Weather Service, the storm dumped a continental United States record amount of rainfall, totaling over 51 inches.Accuweather, a commercial weather forecasting service, estimates Hurricane Harvey will cause more than $160 billion in damage. That figure is similar to the combined costs of both Hurricane Katrina and Sandy, Accuweather officials have said.Other local organizations and charities are doing their part to gather goods for Harvey’s victims, with more school-community based efforts expected to start up when children return to classes. Here are a few local efforts:IMA Urgent Care facilities in Shrewsbury, Middletown, and Hazlet are collecting personal hygiene items for Harvey victims. Everything collected by Sept. 4 will be shipped to Bay Area Church in League City, Texas. A post on the Shrewsbury location’s Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon said they already have over $5000 worth of donated goods.All seven Windmill Hot Dogs locations have partnered with Convoy of Hope, a children’s feeding initiative; Deal Police Department; SeaCoast Chevrolet; and Taste The Cakes and Ice Cream ice cream shop to gather strictly new merchandise to send to Houston. That includes any clothing, dry food, cleaning supplies, and hygienic products. Windmill announced on Wednesday afternoon a tractor trailer of supplies will be packed within 10 days for delivery to Texas.The boroughs of Sea Bright, Keansburg, and Union Beach, among others, have set up donation drops at their respective borough halls.The Salvation Army New Jersey Division is accepting donations for Harvey relief. To make a donation, visit helpsalvationarmy.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or text STORM to 51555.The American Red Cross has a crew of 19 New Jersey disaster workers in Houston currently helping with relief efforts. To donate, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.This article was first published in the Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Ford Fiesta up for grabs during the Leafs final KIJHL regular season game

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsSaturday, during the Leafs game against the Creston Valley Thunder, two lucky fans will get an opportunity to shoot for a 2011 Ford Fiesta.The chance occurs during the second-period intermission of final Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season home game for the Leafs.“Two fans, one selected from the list of second-period shooting contestants during the season and one from the program buyers at Saturday’s game receive a chance to shoot for the Ford Fiesta,” said Leaf president Russell Stocks.The two contestants receive one chance from center ice and must score on the Fiesta Shootout board over the goal.The Ford Fiesta shoot to win is the highlight of what promises to be an evening of fun and games.Also for fans at the game is a Wheel of prizes game. For $2, fans have a chance to spin the wheel to receive prizes donated by Nelson and District Community Complex, Save On Foods and Nelson Ford.The Leafs are also donating some of the game proceeds to the Children’s Hospital Child Heath of B.C. The foundation, an initiative of B.C. Children’s Hospital, is a network of health authorities and health care providers dedicated to excellence in care of infant children and youth in B.C.Executive decision to bring coach Shaw back It’s not even playoff time and the Nelson Leafs executive is already planning for next season.Team president Russell Stocks announced earlier this week that the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise has retained current skipper Chris Shaw for another season as skipper of the Green and White.“Chris had expressed interest in returning for next year, and if there wasn’t any issue and he agreed to come back we wanted to get that right out of the way,” Stocks told The Nelson Daily Thursday. “We wanted to get that done and out of the way.”The Leafs were stung a little when last year’s coach and GM, Simon Wheeldon announced at the end of the season he was stepping down from a headman of the team.The decision came after a long run by the Leafs through the playoffs and well into recruiting season.That, combined with the fact Shaw could not start the job until June, left the Leafs behind other teams in the recruiting game.“Most of the work for next season starts in the next two to three weeks after playoffs so we wanted to Chris to focus on what we need to do to win some games and not be worried if he’s going to have a job or not.”Despite the Leafs failing to find any success against the Beaver Valley’s or Castlegar’s of the Murdoch Division, the Leaf executive is happy with the job of their coach and GM.“We never based this year for Chris on wins and losses . . . we feel Chris has done a good job,” Stocks explained. “We also didn’t want to make it part of his success in the playoffs. His job wasn’t dependent on that. We wanted to make sure he knew that and the community at large knew that.“So regardless of how we do in the playoffs won’t affect our decision moving forward.”The Leafs are 24-21-0-3 under Shaw, good enough for third place in the Murdoch Division behind front running Castlegar Rebels.Nelson concludes the regular season this weekend with a home and home series against Creston.Friday Nelson opens in the Creston Valley before finishing off the campaign at home Saturday.The Leafs open the KIJHL playoffs Tuesday in Fruitvale against the Hawks.The first home game is Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the NDCC [email protected]last_img read more

Ladies Football Round-up: Aodh Ruadh crowned County A Champions

first_imgBack row: l-r, Hannah Gallagher, Rachel Patton, Dearbhla Hughes-O’Brien, Caoimhe McCauley, Orla Keon, Sarah Jane Keon, Lauren McHugh, Aine Hill, Tia McFarland.Middle row: Eilish Gallagher, Grainne Maguire, Danielle Gallagher, Emer O’Brien, Lucy McGlynn, Ella Clancy, Aoibheann McGarrigle, Katie McMullin, Clodagh O’Connor, Lucy Barden, Ciara Gillespie, Niamh Gallagher.Front row: Lucy Gallagher, Caitlin McGarrigle, Laoise Kelly, Niamh Hughes, Caoimhe Hughes-O’Brien, Katie O’Brien, Ciara Caldwell, Annie Keon, Cara Davitt.Aodh Ruadh will fly Donegal flag at Féile 2017Aodh Ruadh and Downings met on a decidely chilly Saturday night in Ardara to decide the destination of the county under 13 title and the identity of Donegal’s representatives at Féile 2017. Downings had reached the final thanks to an under-broken sequence of double digit victories in the group and knock-out stages. Aodh Ruadh won through well from the group stages, but had to go to a replay to get the better of Termon in the quarter-finals and had a tough semi-final in Fintra against a strong Killybegs side.Both teams came into the game with injury clouds hanging over them. Downings were without their captain through hand injury while illness meant Orla Keon was unable to line out for Aodh Ruadh. Despite having had the longer journey to Pearse Park, it was Downings who settled the quicker with two early points. However both defences played well on a tough night for football and the rest of the first quarter elapsed without much in the way of scoring action. Downings edged three clear after 13 minutes before Aodh Ruadh finally found their shooting boots.Caitlin McGarrigle opened her account with a good free after 16 minutes and not long after Aoibheann McGarrigle arced over an excellent point from play. With eight minutes of the half remaining Katie O’Brien powered over a point and a minute later another McGarrigle free took the Shamettes into the lead for the first time. Katie O’Brien doubled her tally with another trademark point on 26 minutes, but the referee played five minutes of first-half added time.Right at the end of that period Downings bundled home a goal which saw them enter the break narrow 1-3 to 0-5 leaders.Aodh Ruadh were facing into a bit of a breeze in the second half, but had shown in their contests with Termon and Killybegs that character and appetite for work were not something they lacked. They would need both those qualities in spades over the coming 34 minutes of football. The second half was a real arm wrestle with both defences playing magnificently. Aodh Ruadh had early chances, but they went abegging and when they next score came it was a real laying down of the gauntlet from Na Dunaibh. A shot took two deflections before rolling across the line to put four in it with 41 minutes played. Caitlin McGarrigle fired over an answering point from play, but that was cancelled out not long after by Downings with 48 minutes gones.But as the game entered the last ten minutes the Ballyshannon girls went up a gear and their opponents tired in the face of the onslaught. The revival was kick-started by a rocket of a shot from Emer O’Brien which she unleashed from the right into the top left corner of the goal.Two minutes later Downings managed to register a point in response, but that was as good as it was to get for them. A magnificent Katie O’Brien free from out on the right pulled the deficit back to a single point and then with 54 minutes played Danielle Gallagher went on a surging run through the heart of the Downings defence before setting up Sarah Jane Keon. Keon’s finish matched the build-up as her rasping shot hit the far post and crossed the line to leap Ballyshannon into the lead.A cracking point from Aoibheann McGarrigle meant Downings needed a goal to force extra time. That made for a nervy last few minutes, but Aodh Ruadh showed all the experience earned from their hard route to the final to keep their heads through those closing moments and claim a memorable victory.A special mention has to go to Tia McFarland who high-tailed it from the Ulster Irish Dancing Championship where she was dancing a four hand for the McCarney School and won seventh place in the teams. She showed no ill-effects from her dash across the province, but freezing rain in Ardara probably did her tan no favours! The defence were magnificent with Eilish Gallagher giving an absolute exhibition of desire and hunger combined with great handling. Grainne Maguire’s reading of the game at full back was a pleasure to watch while Aine Hill was assurance itself as Downings closed in on a late goal chance. Lucy McGlynn was fantastic in her marking assignment while Ciara Caldwell and Clodagh O’Connor were very safe on a tricky night for ball handling. Tia McFarland’s midfield partner Caitlin McGarrigle was, once again, brilliant in those tough exchanges in the middle third. The pair had plenty of help from Ella Clancy who gave one of her best displays of the season. Up front Sarah Jane Keon, Katie O’Brien, Emer O’Brien, Aoibheann McGarrigle, Danielle Gallagher, Caoimhe Hughes-O’Brien and Katie McMullin all did well as Aodh Ruadh had to work for every score against a committed Downings defence.After the final whistle joint captains Ella Clancy and Caitlin McGarrigle collected the trophy. They called for three cheers for a valiant Downings side and after that it was off to the Nesbitt Arms where the Clancy clan had set up a superb spread of food for the newly crowned county champions. Then it was back up the road to Ballyshannon where the cavalcade left the town in no doubt was to who the nights victors were. A truly deserved end to the season for a special group of players.VITAL STATISTICSTeamsAodh RuadhÁine Hill; Clodagh O’Connor, Grainne Maguire, Ciara Caldwell; Lucy McGlynn, Ella Clancy, Eilish Gallagher; Caitlin McGarrigle (0-3, 2f), Tia McFarland; Katie McMullin, Danielle Gallagher, Sarah Jane Keon (1-0); Aoibheann McGarrigle (0-2), Katie O’Brien (0-3, 1f), Emer O’Brien (1-0). Subs: Caoimhe Hughes-O’Brien for Katie McMullin HT; Lucy Gallagher, Caitlin McGarrigle, Danielle Gallagher, Dearbhla Hughes-O’Brien, Niamh Hughes, Caoimhe McCauley, Orla Keon, Lauren McHugh, Lucy Barden, Annie Keon, Ciara Gillespie, Cara Davitt and Niamh Gallagher.DowningsBronagh Blaney; Charlie Shevlin, Maria Magee, Aoibheann O’Connell; Lisa Dugera, Chloe Hay, Kacey Gallagher; Nadine Gallagher, Sinead McBride; Amy McLaughlin, Annie McGroddy, Aobha Pasoma; Erin McBride, Neesha Duggan, Keeva McBride.Referee: Declan Callaghan (Kilcar).Sixteen goal thriller in County U13 B Final St Eunan’s 9-07, St Naul’s 7-09Boys football can be very defensive – and boring.So anyone new to ladies football would have been blown away by the thriller in Mac Cumhaill Park on Sunday as St Eunan’s played St Naul’s in the U13B final.There were 16 incredible goals – and sixteen lovely points.And it was St Eunan’s who came out on top, with player of the match Shannon Cunningham playing the starring role with a series of superb scores.Eunan’s had led by 5 points at the break, but it was Naul’s who stormed into a six point lead by the time the 10th minute of the second half had gone.It was a game not for the faint-hearted at Eunan’s took control once again, dominating…almost to the end. Dermot Higgins (Eunan’s) and Frankie Greene (Naul’s) can be proud of their teams incredible endeavours.County U 16 B final.Termon 2-08, Aodh Ruadh 1-09There was some controversy in this game, with complaints in the end at the lack of lines persons or umpires for the B final of the U16s, with the Ballyshannon side complaining that the decisive Termon goal came after the ball had crossed the sideline not once, but twice, beforehand. No fewer than 63 frees were awarded during the game.Report courtesy of aodhruadh.orgIt was to be heartbreak for Aodh Ruadh under 16s in the B county final at MacCumhaill Park on Sunday afternoon. A penalty which wasn’t given, and a goal which shouldn’t have been left plenty of room for ifs, buts and maybes.Aodh Ruadh got off to the perfect start when Mary Flora Scott drilled home a precision shot to the bottom left corner from outside the penalty area to leave Ballyshannon a goal to the good with just 28 seconds on the clock. That was followed three minutes later by a super point from Saoirse McDevitt.However in a two minute spell from the fifth to the seventh minute Mya Alcorn register 1-2 to take Termon into the lead. A Mary Flora Scott free restored parity at 1-2 apiece with 12 minutes gone, but despite their best efforts Aodh Ruadh failed to trouble the score board operator for the remainder of the half.The Termon number 13 added three points, one from play, two from frees, to take her side back into the lead. Then a score from the full back just before the half-time whistle left Aodh Ruadh on the wrong end of a four point deficit at the turnover, 1-6 to 1-2.Aodh Ruadh improved dramatically in the second period, but not before Termon’s centre back put five in it with a minute of the new half played. The introduction of Cáit Gillespie created a bit more dynamism in the attack. One of those attacks saw Andrea McGlynn surging into the penalty area and closing in on goal. She was unceremoniously dragged down, but the whistle remained silent.Nevertheless, a Mary Flora Scott free followed by another good score from play by Saoirse McDevitt trimmed the margin back to a goal, but then disaster struck.Termon’s number nine was sent to the sin bin for a heavy challenge after 43 minutes, but three minutes later they built an attack down the stand side of MacCumhaill Park. It began with a kick out by Annie McLaughlin which was clearly carried across the sideline by the Termon player. With no sideline officials on duty the referee allowed play to continue. The ball went down the sideline and again was carried out over the sideline by a Termon player. This time the exit from play was so clear a number of Aodh Ruadh players stopped in anticipation of the whistle. It never came and the ball was crossed in where it was bundled home at the far post.That was a gutting and undeserved setback, but Aodh Ruadh responded well. Three Mary Flora Scott frees in the 48th, 49th and 51st minutes erased the goal. When Ciara McElwaine sent over a point only grim determination was keeping Termon holding on.Briana Maher forged up into the attack in the last ten minutes and was rewarded with a good score from play. Aodh Ruadh continued to hunt for the goal which would have taken the game to extra time, but it refused to come. Caoimhe Keon sent over a close range point three minutes into added time, but from the kick out Termon worked the ball up the pitch and were awarded a penalty. Bridín Maguire stood up strong to save brilliantly. The resulting 45 went wide, but from the game’s last kick out Dearbhla O’Moore bravely won the ball but was injured. A hard way to end a tough match where Anna Rafferty’s girls gave it their all.Every single player in the defence was magnificent right through the game. Bridín Maguire’s kicking was excellent from restarts, while Briana Maher was a class apart at number three. The half back line of Ana Keon, Síofra Hughes and Bronagh Kelly were very assured and showed they had plenty of football in them. Dearbhla O’Moore and Saoirse McDevitt could be very pleased with their displays at midfield. Up front Mary Flora Scott was, once again a great scoring outlet and had good help from the brave Tara Duffy and Caoimhe Keon.A tough one to take, but this group of girls can be proud of what they have achieved over the course of this year and the manner in which they played their football.Ladies Football Round-up: Aodh Ruadh crowned County A Champions was last modified: November 7th, 2016 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

Now FEU’s No. 2, Lycha Ebon channels inner Bernadeth Pons to lead team to victory

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The Lady Tamaraws’ No. 2 shirt is iconic for the sole reason that Bernadeth Pons was the last one to wear it.Criticisms may have come Ebon’s way for wearing Pons’ old number, but the young outside hitter isn’t putting too much thought into that negativity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Ate Pons just told me that the No. 2 is just a number and that’s all I think of,” said Ebon in Filipino in FEU’s four-set win over National University, 22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-12, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“I don’t mind what the outsiders tell me or say about me because they don’t know what transpired on our side.” US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READcenter_img Game changer: Tim Tebow enters Mets camp ‘all in’ on baseball MANILA, Philippines—She may be a rookie but Lycha Ebon is carrying Far Eastern University’s No. 2 jersey with a pride that can even resemble that of its previous owner.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ebon also seemed to have channeled the abilities of Pons, who was an MVP candidate in the past two UAAP season, when she topscored for the Lady Tamaraws with 13 points.The rookie’s performance also earned the praise of head coach George Pascua and team captain Jerrili Malabanan.“It’s possible that Ebon will eventually carry our offense because she also plays the same position as Pons’,” said Pascua in Filipino.“I’m proud of the way my teammates performed especially Lycha, it was her first game but she didn’t play like a rookie,” said Malabanan who finished with 10 points.Ebon said that she originally wanted to wear No. 7  but fellow rookie France Ronquillo beat her to it.ADVERTISEMENT “I really wanted the No. 7 shirt but it was already taken and No. 2 was the only one available so I had no choice,” said Ebon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoWagner laments Schindler red card after Huddersfield defeat to Burnley

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wagner laments Schindler red card after Huddersfield defeat to Burnleyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner believes Christopher Schindler’s dismissal influenced defeat to Burnley.The Terriers lost 2-1 as Schindler was sent off before halftime.Wagner, speaking to BBC Sport, said: “The sending off was the big decision that went against us, even if I thought it was the correct decision.”We started the game well and took the lead. We take this result on the chin. We have our own plan and schedule of what we have to do.”Statistically 100% we are relegated because no team has survived with 10 points after 21 games but this doesn’t change that we have something in our mind of what we will do.”We beaten lot of statistics in the past. We know what we have to do. We have our plan to follow and this plan is independent of where we are in the table.” last_img read more