National glory for Kilkenny

first_img Two Michael Fennelly goals in the first half set the All-Ireland champions up for another league crown, achieved in the absence of their manager Bran Cody, who is recovering from heart surgery. Fennelly rifled home a third minute goal to give Kilkenny an early boost, and after Tipp had fought back with points from Eoin Kelly, Noel McGrath and Seamus Callanan, Fennelly fired in a second goal from a tight angle in the 21st minute. Press Association Once again, the Premier county battled their way back into the game, hitting quality scores through Brendan Maher (3), Kelly and Noel McGrath. But late scores from Lester Ryan and Fennelly sent the Cats in with a 2-7 to 0-11 interval lead. Brendan Maher brought Tipperary level with his fourth point midway through the second half, moments after a flare-up had resulted in the straight red card dismissals of Kilkenny full back JJ Delaney and Tipp attacker Lar Corbett. Kilkenny pushed on in the closing stages with Eoin Larkin, Ryan and Michael Rice hitting the points that saw them over the finish line. center_img Kilkenny retained their National Hurling League title with a 2-17 to 0-20 win over Tipperary at Nowlan Park.last_img read more

FVC prom brings Las Vegas to the Hills of Donegal! – Picture Special

first_imgThe students and staff of Finn Valley College celebrated their annual prom in style on Saturday night.It was undoubtedly a night of glitz and glamour at the Las Vegas themed event in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey, as students dressed to the nines for a night to remember.Showcasing some suave and elegant style, the students enjoyed a night of food, music and great fun. A huge thanks to everyone involved in organising the prom but in particular to the prom committee, who left no detail unturned, to the Year Head Ms Mc Granaghan who obviously lead the team to such perfection, to class teachers Mr Mc Dermott and Mr White for their invaluable help over the last few weeks and to staff, students and their families for supporting what was a lovely night.Students at the Finn Valley College Viva Las Vegas PromTeachers at the Finn Valley College Viva Las Vegas PromStudents enjoying the Finn Valley College Prom in Jackson’s HotelStudents at the Finn Valley College Prom in Jackson’s HotelStudents at the Finn Valley College Prom in Jackson’s HotelBest dressed female Aisling Davis and male Abdullah AlahmadProm King Conor Doherty and Queen Angelina MartinStudents at the Finn Valley College Prom in Jackson’s HotelFVC prom brings Las Vegas to the Hills of Donegal! – Picture Special was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Finn Valley Collegepicture specialPromlast_img read more

Bud Selig bemoans having to follow Barry Bonds on record home run chase

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceBud Selig has written an autobiography. If the excerpts in Sports Illustrated are accurate, baseball’s ninth commissioner was a gloomy Gus during Barry Bonds’ 2007 run-up to his record-breaking 756th home run.“This wasn’t the Bataan Death March,” Selig writes. “Nobody was going to die or be forced into hard labor, But the summer of 2007 was unpleasant for me, and when I look back, that’s putting it mildly. It was one …last_img

Brazilian with German Olympian’s heart runs race of her life

first_imgBrazilian Ivonette Balthazar, 67 (C), who was submitted to a heart transplant one year ago, participates in a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) fun run alongside Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 24, 2017. Balthazar got her heart from Stefan Henze, 35, a German Olympic canoeing team coach and winner of silver in the 2004 Athens Olympics, who died in a car accident. AFPBrazilian Ivonette Balthazar felt jittery ahead of a Rio de Janeiro road race Sunday, but her heart — transplanted from a German Olympian a year ago — spurred her on.In the midst of a long recovery from a transplant operation last year, the three-kilometer (1.9-mile) fun run alongside Rio’s Copacabana Beach seemed like a marathon to 67-year-old Balthazar.ADVERTISEMENT That heart, though, wouldn’t let her sit back.“The heart of an athlete beats inside me, the heart of a young person,” she said at the start line. “This heart demands more from my body than I was used to.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSo, dressed in lycra and purple running shoes, with the number 2799 and a big red paper heart pinned to her shirt, Balthazar set slowly off with hundreds of other competitors down the famous seafront.Only 13 months ago, while her home city was hosting the Olympics, Balthazar faced imminent death. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Sparks avoid collapse, beat Lynx in Game 1 of WNBA Finals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 200:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Feels like goldAlthough she has regular physiotherapy at the hospital, the race was Balthazar’s first major unmonitored physical outing.Nervous about how she’d hold up, she decided to walk, not run.But Balthazar grew visibly more confident, her pace increasing until she moved at a brisk stride. Tears of joy welled up when she reached the halfway mark — then flowed at the finish line.Even on the happiest days, Balthazar is aware of the inseparable sadness, often thinking of Henze’s family.She’d love to meet his mother, “to hug her and thank her,” Balthazar said, mindful however that this might be too upsetting for his relatives.While she celebrates daily victories, “on the other side there is an entire family crying,” Balthazar said.So she does her best — for herself and for her silent partner.“The two of us are here,” Balthazar said.After the race, she embraced her own elderly mother, her daughter and grandchildren, before posing for photos with the race medal around her neck.center_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Her heart — ravaged by smoking, years of stressful work at her human resources agency, and a heart attack in 2012 — registered barely 40 beats a minute. Although she’d risen to the top of the waiting list for a new heart, it seemed too late.Then on August 15, 2016, she got a call from Rio’s heart hospital, the Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia.Stefan Henze, a German Olympic canoeing team coach and winner of silver in the 2004 Athens Olympics, had died in a car accident — and Balthazar was assigned the 35-year-old’s heart.Ever since, she says she and Henze have become a team of sorts. On Sunday, she put that partnership to the test.“If I didn’t have this heart, I wouldn’t be running,” Balthazar said. “This race today is a challenge for me — and for him.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Anyone finishing could pick up a medal — but it really meant something to Balthazar.Copying a gesture often seen on Olympic podiums, she bit down playfully on the metal prize.“This is a gold medal for me,” she said. Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic talks about how Sweden miss him

first_imgFormer Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed he can ‘play better than this Sweden team’ after their opening two World Cup games.Former Sweden captain Ibrahimovic retired from national team duties in 2016 and he believes that his country greatly misses his influence.He spoke to reporters: “In the beginning, the first games was different because I felt I can do it much better than them, obviously. And still, I feel that,”“But there is a time when you say let them do it and let them enjoy because where I came from, I was not welcome. I was different. I came from a different background.”Victor Lindelof, SwedenEuro 2020 qualifiers round up from group F George Patchias – September 6, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group F saw Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Norway keep the race for the groups second automatic qualifying spot alive.Spain had already…“And I went through all those things and I became the captain on my national team. I mean, bigger than that it cannot be.”The La Galaxy forward has 116 caps for Sweden and after they beat Italy to qualify for this year’s World Cup many hoped he would come out of retirement for one last crack at the famous gold trophy.However, Zlatan has only been in Russia as a commercial sponsor rather than a player, watching from the sidelines as his country has achieved 3 points from their opening two matches.They play Mexico on Wednesday needing a win to guarantee their progress to the next round, after a last-minute defeat to Germany in their last group game.last_img read more

Sherwood calls for introduction of feeder clubs

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has called for the introduction of feeder clubs in the lower leagues for Premier League teams to help young players develop in a first-team environment.The former England captain who spent time as a youth coach with Spurs before becoming manager believes too many young players miss out on the experience of first-team football because leading clubs stockpile players to safeguard their expensive investments.The feeder club is seen across many European leagues – the most notable being Barcelona B who play in the second tier of Spanish football but cannot be promoted.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Sherwood, who is credited with the development of Harry Kane at Tottenham, thinks a radical change to the league system which would see clubs part-own teams in the lower leagues would help young English players develop.“Why other countries bring their young players through so well is because they have feeder clubs,” he told The Debate on Sky Sports.“People don’t want to hear this but to accelerate the development of young English players we need to have feeder clubs in League One and League Two. There is enough clubs out there who are willing enough to do it for their clubs, who are dying a slow death and haemorrhaging money. Clubs will be willing to open their arms out to Premier League teams and say ‘you can use this club for your young player’ but the FA has to allow it to happen.”last_img read more