NUIG Kingfisher hosts 5th International Masters Basketball Tournament

first_imgThe 5th International Galway Masters Basketball Tournament takes place at the NUI Kingfisher on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November.The two day tournament has turned into an annual event since its inauguration in 2011 and this year, 28 men’s and ladies teams from the USA, Italy, Scotland, France, England and Ireland will compete to raise money for the nominated charity, Breast Cancer Research.Masters Basketball is played by men and ladies in two divisions, over 40’s and over 50’s, with equal emphasis on the social as well as competitive side of basketball. Bernard O’ Byrne, CEO of Basketball Ireland said ‘The Galway Masters has quickly grown from a simple idea as a social event into a major event in the basketball calendar. It still has a great social side to it but it crucially serves the sport by bringing people back in touch with the game and each other. I wish it continuing success.’The Beneficiary of this year’s Galway Masters Tournament will be Breast Cancer Research, a national charity that funds a comprehensive research programme at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research at NUI Galway. Breast cancer research has improved the diagnosis, treatment options, and outcomes for those who develop the disease.The two day event will begin at 9am on Saturday 31st October, admission is free and all support is welcome.Photograph:Standing (L-R): Mike Murray (Galway Masters), Joe Cosgrove (MD, Kingfisher Group), Mike Lydon (Galway Masters),Peter Salmon (Community & Culture Department Galway City Council), James Hanley (Galway Masters) Joe Naughton (Galway Area Basketball Board)Seated (L-R): Helen Ryan (Chairperson, Breast Cancer Research), Hannah Coen (Galway Area Basketball Board), Christine Costelloe (Development Director,Breast Cancer Research)Further information available from: James Hanley, Galway Masters Basketball Association tel. (087) 6179297 or Laura O’ Dea, Breast Cancer Research.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Ticket Details Announced For Connacht Football Finals

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Match tickets for the event will go on sale from Monday, 26th June, from all usual outlets, see below. The various prices for the match tickets are as follows,Stand €35Terrace €25Juveniles €5Group Passes- €30 (10 x Juvenile & 1 x Adult)- application through Club Secretary only.For all games OAP/Students will be entitled to €10 discount at the gate with relevant Student/OAP I.D. Card only.There are many ways to purchase tickets for GAA matches including:Connacht GAA Centre, Cloonacurry, Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo094-9630335. (Credit Card bookings accepted)  or  reception.connacht@gaa.ieOn-line via www.gaa.ieFrom your local GAA club or County Board.Galway County Board– Pearse Stadium, Salthill, GalwayEmail:        Phone: 091)862500Opening Hours- Monday to Friday, (9.30am-5pm)www.galwaygaa.ieLeitrim County Board, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.                               Phone: (071) 9620441www.leitrimgaa.ieMayo County Board– McHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.Email                    Office number: 094-9250487www.mayogaa.comRoscommon County Board– Racecourse road, Roscommon town, Co. Roscommon.Email:              Phone: 090)6627176www.roscommongaa.ieSligo County Board– Centre of Excellence, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Co. Sligoemail:             phone: 087-0524574(9am-5pm).www.sligogaa.ieFrom Ticketmaster outlets nationwide –Selected SuperValu & Centra stores –For more information contactEmail: reception.connacht@gaa.ieWebsite: Launch of Connacht Championship 2017, Centre of Excellence, Bekaun, Co. Mayo 11th May CONNACHT GAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPSunday 9th July 2017Pearse Stadium, GalwayFinal: Connacht GAA Minor Football Championship12noon Final: Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship2pm: Galway v Roscommoncenter_img The Connacht GAA Championship Finals, Minor & Senior take place on Sunday 9th July in Pearse Stadium, Galway. The Minor final throws in at 12 noon, the identity of the two teams will not be finalised until the semi-finals are played on Wednesday 28th June, (Galway v Roscommon 7.30pm in Pearse Stadium and Sligo v Leitrim 7.30pm, Markievicz Park). The Senior decider between Galway and Roscommon throws in at 2pm. Also on the day the Mayo All Ireland U21 winners from 1967 will be the guests of honour.last_img read more

Flogas Irish Amateur Open Results

first_img282 R Dawson (Tramore), 65, 71, 69, 77 at the Flogas AM-AM ahead of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open in Royal Co Down golf club, Newcastle Co. Down Ireland. 15/05/2018.Picture: Golffile | Fran CaffreyAll photo usage must carry mandatory copyright credit (© Golffile | Fran Caffrey) 286 J Gough (Eng), 71, 72, 73, 70; A Gleeson  (Castle), 68, 74, 73, 71287 A Fitzpatrick (Eng), 68, 70, 73, 76292 L Shepherd (Eng), 72, 80, 68, 72; C Woollam (RSA), 71, 72, 76, 73293 R Foley (Sui), 75, 69, 76, 73; J Cope (Eng), 73, 78, 73, 69; J Sugrue (Mallow), 72, 76, 71, 74; K Reitan (Norway), 69, 75, 75, 74; M Saulez (RSA), 69, 74, 77, 73; A Wilson (Eng), 69, 73, 77, 74294 D Howie (Sco), 75, 73, 76, 70; B Hutchinson (Eng), 73, 75, 72, 74; C Mansfield (RSA), 73, 74, 75, 72; E McIntosh (Sco), 72, 78, 73, 71; M Hammer (Ger), 72, 71, 76, 75; T Nel (RSA), 71, 80, 72, 71295 T Vahlenkamp (Ger), 74, 75, 72, 74; S Easton (Sco), 74, 70, 79, 72; N Bachem (Ger), 70, 75, 74, 76296 T Plumb (Eng), 78, 74, 73, 71; M Power (Kilkenny), 77, 72, 75, 72; J McMahon (Eng), 75, 74, 74, 73; G Bloor (Eng), 71, 75, 73, 77; D Hague (Eng), 69, 79, 74, 74297 O Huggins (Eng), 76, 73, 71, 77; B Gill (Eng), 70, 77, 77, 73298 A Flanagan (Eng), 75, 73, 75, 75; T Clements (Eng), 74, 76, 68, 80; J Yates (Naas), 73, 78, 72, 75; F Hanisch (Ger), 73, 75, 73, 77; M Mitchell  (RSA), 72, 74, 77, 75; C Strickland (Eng), 72, 74, 73, 79; D Langley (Eng), 71, 72, 79, 76299 M Waite (Eng), 75, 79, 71, 74; B McKenzie (Eng), 74, 75, 73, 77; R Brazill (Naas), 73, 72, 75, 79; E Walker (Sco), 72, 72, 77, 78; R Mullarney (Galway), 71, 77, 77, 74; J Hapgood (Wal), 70, 78, 76, 75; J Skov Olesen (Den), 69, 78, 78, 74300 S Watts (Cairndhu), 70, 76, 75, 79301 D Germishuys (RSA), 75, 73, 75, 78; B Chamberlain (Wal), 73, 78, 74, 76; T Vaillant (Fra), 73, 71, 76, 81; A Hill (Athenry), 71, 75, 76, 79302 A McDougall (Sco), 78, 73, 73, 78; Q Debove (Fra), 73, 75, 75, 79; P Melching (Ned), 71, 75, 79, 77303 A Laussot (Fra), 78, 72, 73, 80; N Poppleton (Eng), 73, 74, 75, 81304 J Schaper (RSA), 73, 77, 70, 84307 C Lamprecht (RSA), 74, 70, 78, 85312 D Brophy (Castleknock), 73, 76, 76, 87print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Allianz Cumann Na Mbunscol Galway Cross Country Winners – Pics – John O’Connor

first_imgSenior Boys Team Winners: Claran NS Headford, Peader Gallagher, Ryan O Donnell, Eanna Holloran and Dylan Hynes.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Senior Girl Team Winners: Crumlin NS Ballyglunin, Lainey Finn Alex Barrett, Gráinne Farragher, Holly Shaughnessy with the teacher Ms. Carolyn Faherty. Senior Girls 123, Mia ní Creachmhaoil Gaelscoil Dara, Aoife Hession Ballinderry NS, and Eva Burke Belmont NS Junior Boys 1, 2, 3. Kyle Delaney Brierfield NS, Eanna Dolan Brierfield NS, and Cillian Joyce Ballinderry NS Senior Boys 1,2,3 Enda Keane St Oliver Plunkett NS Kilkerrin, Oisín Feelan Brierfield NS, Senan Treacy Athenry BNS. Junior Girls 1,2,3 are, Danielle Moynihan Ballinderry NS, Orlaith Mannion, Kiltiernan NS Grace McGrath, Ballinderry NS. Junior Girls Team Winners, Ballinderry NS, Danielle Moynihan, Abbie McGrath, Grace McGrath and Grace Riordan with Principal Eamon Kitt. Team Winners: Crumlin NS Ballyglunin, Lainey Finn Alex Barrett, Gráinne Farragher, Holly Shaughnessy with the teacherMs. Carolyn Faherty. Junior Boys Team Winners: Clarinbridge NS. Fionn Higgins, Matthew Cox Simon Lynskey and Sean Lavan with teacher Mr. Timothy Glaveylast_img read more

A Hat-trick for Maree at Basketball Ireland Annual Awards

first_imgJoe Sheilds also picked up an award during the week at the Galway Area Basketball Board’s Inaugural Awards for his success with Maree this year in Division 1. Maree collected three awards today at the Basketball Ireland Annual Awards in Croke Park. Joe Sheilds won National Women’s Division 1 Coach of the Year, Claire Rockall was named National Women’s Division 1 Player of the Year and Dayna Finn won National Women’s Division 1 Young Player of the Year. Maree have been promoted to the Superleague after an unprecedented season in Division 1 where they were undefeated in all competitions. Dayna Finn and Claire Rockall Joe Sheilds receiving Galway Area Basketball Board Award center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Koot-Neigh Club rocks Equestrian Riding Championships

first_imgRiders from the Koot-Neigh Club in Blewett recently return home with medals following competition at the BC Equestrian Riding Championships held recently in Chilliwack.A total of seven athletes and three horses captured 14 ribbons — nine of which were in the top four, and the Top BC Trot Horse for the third consecutive year. The team includes Neve Hamilton, Julia Kromer-Anton, Selina Kromer-Anton, Coach Naomi Weber, Priya Comstock, Elisse Southam, Cloe Comstock and Julia Markin-Hellekson as well as horses Quinette, which won best BC Trot, Tesslin and Sullivan.Koot-NeighKorynn Weber is heading to North Carolina to compete in the sport of equestrian riding against the best competition in the world.The Blewett resident will represent Canada at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, September 11-16.last_img read more

Smoke Eaters Offence Explodes In 10-3 Victory Over ‘Backs

first_imgThe Trail Smoke Eaters used a six-goal 1st period and a season-high ten tallies to help them to their 20th victory of the season in a 10-3 win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. An offensive outburst in the opening period saw the Smoke Eaters tally a season-high six goals in the period, beginning at the 3:23 mark of the opening frame with a 5-on-3 power play marker. Tyler Ghirardosi tipped in a Trevor Zins slap shot from the right point for goals in back-to-back games for the Smoke Eaters forward and his 12th goal of the season and a 1-0 lead. Trail would score three goals in a 1:57 span beginning with Mack Byers tallying his 14th goal of the season at the 8:06 mark. The Smoke Eaters forward raced through the neutral zone and zipped a shot from the top of the slot past an unsuspecting blocker side of Silverbacks goaltender Ethan Langenegger to give the home side a 2-0 advantage. The Smoke Eaters continued their strong play just 1:16 later at the 9:18 mark of the opening frame as Max Kryski extended the Smoke Eaters lead to 3-0. Kryski threw a puck toward the net from the right face-off circle that glanced off a Silverback defender and past the glove side for his 4th goal of the season and a three-goal lead that saw Matthew Armitage come on to replace Langenegger in the Silverbacks goal. Just 42 seconds after that tally, Braeden Tuck put the first shot on Armitage past him on the blocker side on a rush from the right wing that resulted in the captain’s 12th goal of the season and increased the Smoke Eaters lead to 4-0. Tuck would be at it again at the 13:44 mark, extending the Trail lead to 5-0 courtesy of a power play marker. Tuck took a gorgeous feed from the left-wing off the stick of Chase Stevenson and corralled the puck in the right circle before beating Armitage over his glove side for his second of the night and a five-goal lead. Byers tallied his second of the frame to cap off the scoring in the opening period on a rebound as Ghirardosi made a great effort to get to the front of the net and force a puck on before Byers jumped on the rebound and slid the puck under the pad of Armitage to make it a 6-0 game heading into the 1st intermission. Matthew Verboon got the Silverbacks on the board with one of his three goals shorthanded at the 2:32 mark of the period before Kent Johnson dazzled the crowd with his 18th goal of the season and gave Trail a 7-1 lead.Johnson collected the puck behind the goal before cradling it on his forehand and stuffing it into the top of the net over the shoulders of Armitage for the lacrosse style tally and extended the lead to 7-1 at the 5:06 mark of the middle stanza.Ghirardosi earned his second goal of the night just 36 seconds later as the puck kicked out to him in the right face-off circle from a fray in the slot as he went to a knee to fire it into the empty goal on the power play to increase the lead to 8-1 at the 5:36 mark of the middle period of play.  Verboon’s second goal of the game came on a power play at the 12:42 mark of the 2nd period before Ghirardosi capped off his hat-trick at the 15:21 mark with a shot from the left-wing past the blocker side of returning goaltender Ethan Langenegger to increase the Trail lead to 9-2.Kryski and Bryce Anderson teamed up for a shorthanded tally to push the score into double digits for the Smoke Eaters as Anderson raced down the right wing before sending a pass to the left side for Kryski to deposit his second goal of the season and a 10-2 lead. The ‘Backs finished the scoring in the 3rd period with Verboon completing a hat-trick of his own at the 7:29 mark but the Smoke Eaters finished with an impressive 10-3 victory on home ice. Donovan Buskey turned aside 29 of the 32 shots he faced in the game in his 2nd victory of the season while Ethan Langenegger started the game, stopping 17 of the 22 shots he faced in the game before Matthew Armitage turned aside 8 of the 13 shots thrown his way and was saddled with his 10th loss of the season. FINAL SCORE: 10-3 Smoke EatersSHOTS ON GOAL: 35-32 Smoke EatersSMOKE EATERS PP: 4/8SMOKE EATERS PK: 6/73 STARS:1) Tyler Ghirardosi (3-1-4)2) Matthew Verboon (3-0-3)3) Mack Byers (2-0-2)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Max Kryski (2-0-2)ATTENDANCE: 1,738The Smoke Eaters (20-23-7-3) host their final Welcome Wednesday of the season when the Interior Division leading Penticton Vees (34-14-2-2) come to town in the team’s final game of the season series. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM on Wednesday night from the Trail Memorial Centre with tickets available at the Smoke Eaters Main Office as well as at the door ahead of the opening face-off.last_img read more

Saints take to computer screens to present season-ending awards

first_img“Though we may not want to remember how the season was snatched away from us as we prepared for the first game of the playoffs, it was important to highlight all the commitment and passion these players provided the program over the course of six months. We had some outstanding individual efforts both on the ice and off. It was nice to gather together as a group, even if it was via our computer screens.”Team awards for play on the ice included: most valuable player Jaiden Laporte, top scorer Dylan Heppler, rookie of the year and defenceman of the year Tristen Cross, unsung hero Tayden Woods, and coaches award Nolan Percival. Cross was also named a BCIHL first team all-star and Laporte and goaltender Tallon Kramer were BCIHL second team all-stars.For commitment off the ice, Kramer, Heppler and captain Parker Wakaruk received scholastic achievement awards. Three community service awards were presented to Laporte, Jared Breitkreuz and Evan Gorman, who put in the most volunteer hours over the course of the season.Department awards honoured players in a number of ways: Athletic Department Award – Presented to a high ranking student who participates in athletics and sports and is active in athletic fundraising and other athletic department activities. Winners were Kramer and Heppler. The Selkirk College Saints put the official wraps on the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season at the team’s annual awards evening using tools that have become a symbol for current times.Gathering in their homes and connected using Zoom videoconferencing, players and coaches recognized outstanding contributions in a hockey season that came to a screeching halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“Obviously it’s not the way we could have ever imagined a season ending,” says Saints’ head coach Dave Hnatiuk. PE Development Award – Presented to a student who demonstrates practical work with community agencies in sport or recreation. Winners were Edward Lindsey and Kramer. Mal Stelck Award – Presented to a student athlete and member of the Selkirk College Saints hockey team who has first and foremost demonstrated exemplary leadership as a representative of the college and community. Winners were Cross and Percival.The Saints finished fourth in the BCIHL standings and were in Langley on March 12 preparing to start the first round of the playoffs against the Trinity Western University Spartans when they received news that all games were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like sports leagues at all levels, the BCIHL season was canceled without awarding a champion.Saints’ coaching staff are now in the process of signing commitments for the 2020-2021 season as they replace those players lost to graduation that include Kramer, Lindsey, Wakaruk, Heppler, Kadrian Klimchuk and Devin Nemes. The Saints training camp is scheduled to open at the end of August and will be contingent upon guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Snook Award – Presented to a student dedicated to college athletics. The recipient possesses a good sense of fair play, contributes to positive team spirit and morale, and is dedicated to sport and team objectives. Winner was Percival.last_img read more

Kane believes Spurs’ lack of summer signings shows faith Poch has in his squad

first_imgHARRY KANE says Tottenham’s failure to bring new players in this summer shows the faith the manager has in his current team.Now Spurs are ready to repay that with a tilt at the Premier League title after a perfect start to the season topped off with a stunning 3-0 win at Old Trafford.2 Harry Kane’s fantastic header sails over David De Gea and nestles into the netCredit: PA:Press AssociationKane said: “The gaffer said he’s not just going to bring in players for the sake of it.”What that does is it gives the rest of the squad huge belief because it shows he has belief in us, so now we have to repay him for that and repay the club for that.”And confident Kane believes a Premier League title will be the best way to do just that.He said: “A lot of us have been playing together for a while that always helps when you aren’t playing well and in a bad spell we pick each other up that’s what you need in a long season.“We stuck together here and that’s what we need to win a title.“People talk about Liverpool and they have spent big money and they have put their money where their mouths are but we have built a team over the last four or five years with a great manager and we have huge belief in each other.”Kane holds up the example of Lucas Moura as one where the manager has maintained faith in a player who others might have been doubting after an uncertain start to his Spurs career after joining last new year.2 Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane celebrate the win over Man UnitedCredit: PA:Press AssociationFollowing his brace on Monday night, however, nobody is doubting what the Brazilian can do now in tandem with Kane.He said: “Lucas is one of them that some fans might have thought ‘is he going to stay, is he going to go?'”He’s stayed, and he’s worked hard and he’s done well, and he’s deserved his place in the team and that’s what it’s about.”He wants to keep his place and we all do. The competition for places is high and we’ve just to keep it going.”Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham: Lucas Moura bags a brace as trouble continues for Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils Spurs have been in touching distance of glory under Mauricio Pochettino.They came close to winning the title three seasons ago before stumbling at the end.But they have maintained their place in the top four finishing second the following season and third last year.Now Kane says it is time to make history with a tangible reward for all their efforts.Kane said: “Obviously we need to create our own history at Spurs.“We haven’t been a club at the top year after year after year like United or Chelsea, so the only way to do that is prove people wrong and keep challenging.“We have the drive and hunger to take us to next level.”Tottenham beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for first time in four years in our Moment of the Roundlast_img read more

NFL kicker warns Pep even he is changing boots to combat ‘torn up’ Wembley pitch

first_imgJACKSONVILLE JAGUARS kicker Josh Lambo has warned Pep Guardiola even he is changing his boots in a bid to combat Wembley’s dodgy pitch.And the NFL star – who once had a trial as a goalkeeper at Everton – reckons Manchester City will have to alter their tiki-taka style of football too.4 NFL kicker Josh Lambo has sent a warning shot to Manchester CityCredit: GettyEarlier this week, Kevin De Bruyne revealed his fears over the Wembley pitch, with Tottenham vs Manchester City to be played just 24 hours after the American Football clash.De Bruyne said: “It’s not nice. It’s going to be difficult. We hope we can play like we normally do.”But Lambo has suggested they won’t, saying: “It’ll be difficult for Pep Guardiola’s side to play their style of football, the way that they want to play.”I’ll certainly be changing my footwear, so I get the proper traction. I have a couple of different pairs of cleats for the right traction.”4 Josh Lambo is a former goalkeeper and nearly signed for Everton4 Josh Lambo has warned Pep Guardiola to change his tactics due to the pitchCredit: AFPMeanwhile, Lambo’s Jaguars team-mate DJ Chark was asked if he’d be happy playing on the pitch just a day after an NFL showdown.Chark replied: “Probably no. It might be challenging, definitely right after a game, with us guys tearing it up. It’ll probably be difficult.”And Lambo’s comments hold some merit too, as the American has footballing experience himself.The US star, 27, has even played against the likes of Eden Hazard and Christian Benteke in the Under-17 World Cup in 2007.NFL Network reporter Melissa Stark hit on the head by a ball during live TV broadcast at WembleyMOST READ IN FOOTBALLBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormRED LETTER DAYKeane and Neville urge Man Utd to invest big after securing Champions LeagueLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old Trafford4 Josh Lambo’s Jacksonville Jaguars will play on the Wembley pitch tomorrowCredit: GettyIn fact, Lambo played under former Arsenal star Steve Morrow at FC Dallas, before being approached by David Moyes’ Everton.The then-goalkeeper impressed Goodison Park chiefs too, but was denied a dream Premier League contract due to work permit issues.Having been rejected by Sheffield United at the age of 21, Lambo turned his attention to the NFL – and was signed as a free agent by the San Diego Chargers.Now on the roster of the Jaguars, Lambo is back in England and desperate to prove a point at Wembley… just not in the sport he would have first imagined.All of Premier League match week 10 previews including Tottenham’s trip to Manchester Citylast_img read more