Dominik Samuels: playing cricket with passion and success – Campion College all-rounder sets sights on West Indies team

first_img The highest level Strong youth programme “They have a pretty strong youth programme in Barbados and I must say it’s better than in Jamaica,” Samuels added. Dominik was captain of his prep school team in Barbados and when he moved to Jamaica at age 11, also captain Sts Peter and Paul Prep School team for one year, before moving on to Campion College. “It was a good experience because their structure is a bit different. They play hard ball and being a part of the training squad – because the boys were two or three years older – helped me. I’ve played not only local players there, but also from England and visiting teams,” Samuels said. Samuels has been outstanding in the Grace Shield, scoring 782 runs this season. The batting all rounder also scored four centuries, with a top score of 136 not out against St George’s College and three half centuries. He helped Campion reach the semi-finals of the Grace Shield and led them to the title last season. For Samuels, it isn’t only about playing sport. The Jamaica and West Indies youth representative believes in balancing academics as well. Having earned a government scholarship to Campion, he has been on the school’s honour roll every year since. Now in the fifth form, he will do nine subjects at the Caribbean Examinations Council level later this year. SOME might say that cricket is a dying sport in Jamaica. But 16-year-old Dominik Samuels does not appear to be one who believes that. The Campion College Grace Shield team member has been playing cricket since he was four years old and in 12 years of playing at the prep and high school levels, his passion for the sport has never waned. While his father Raymond played Headley Cup cricket as a student of York Castle High, it was while still a young boy living in Barbados that Dominik’s love for the game really developed. “I influenced him, but I think the turning point for him was when I was on vacation and we were in St Ann and his cousin who was a couple of years older played cricket and he saw his cousin playing. We lived in the Bahamas, he started playing, but they don’t really play cricket in the Bahamas so there was no opportunity. I relocated to Barbados and at age five he really got to play cricket because they have a really strong prep school competition there,” the elder Samuels explained. While there, he also played for Wanderers Cricket Club and got the opportunity to play in camps with older and more experienced boys. “I’m certainly looking to play for the West Indies in the future, to play at the highest level of cricket. But I still want to balance my cricket and academics as well,” he said. “It’s a matter of time management really. I have to make timetables and understand that if I want to be successful I know how much work I have to put out so I can train in the evening,” he added. Having the strong support of both his parents who attend his games also helps, he said. As for the future, he wants to attend a school in the United Kingdom, where he can continue to pursue his cricketing goals. “Cricket is a game where you have to be disciplined and patient and you have to understand that things take time and you have to be diligent in what you do and cricket also taught me that when you fight out of tough situations you always come out with good results,” he said.last_img read more

Past The Finishing Post

first_imgPast The Finishing PostWeather: Overcast Track: MuddyRace 1 1200 M (Purse $930,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB4YO(NW3O/T)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES1. #5 MR. UNIVERSE JInnis2 49.0 $137.00 $55.00*2. #1 LOOSE CANNON OWalker 53.0 2-1/2L $52.003. #3 ARMAGEDDON JErwin 53.0 3-1/4L $125.004. #6 VERY CLASSIC DDawkins2 50.5 2-1/2LFinal Time : 1:12.2 Splits : 22.3, 45.3Winner : 3yo ch colt – REGION OF MERIT – RAGING FURYTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : CARLTON WATSONBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $145.00 Ex: $344.00Trifecta: $776.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $600,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. #5 BRAVE HEART AChatrie 54.0 $490.00 $159.002. #8 MOUNT ZION KING BebHarvey2 55.0 Sh.Head $117.003. #2 BREEZY RMcNaughton 52.5 Neck $85.004. #4 CONNOR SEllis 57.0 6LFinal Time : 1:10.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.4Winner : 5yo b colt – SILENT VALOR – MY DEAR TUDORTrainer : MAURICE CROOKS Owner : MAURICE CROOKSBred by PETER WALKERNOTE: HORSE #2 BREEZY FINISHED 1ST, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 3RD.Qu: $1,234.00 Ex: $2,835.00D/E: $1,197.00Superfecta: $5,366.00Race 3 1400 M (Purse $680,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III(NW3O/T)1. #7 LIKE A LADY JPatterson2 49.5 $178.00 $63.00*2. #5 BUBBLING KITTEN WHenry 52.0 1-1/4L $55.003. #1 NUCLEAR WARNING OMullings 52.0 3-1/2L $ 69.004. #4 LITTLE BIG HORN JErwin 54.0 6LFinal Time : 1:26.1 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, 1:12.2,Winner : 4yo gr filly – MARKET RALLY – KNIGHTLEYTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : HAMARK FARMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $201.00 Ex: $473.00D/E: $3,115.00Trifecta: $640.00Rolling Triple: $7,863.00Race 4 1100 M (Purse $660,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)*1. #6 OCEAN SEEKER DDawkins2 50.5 $120.00 $58.002. #4 RAISING THE BAR RMcNaughton 53.0 7L $85.003. #5 LIGHT BRIGADE AndrePowell3 54.0 1-1/4L $82.004. #2 PRINCESS BRIANNA OWalker 54.0 NeckDNF #8 SMART BIDDER AntThomas3 50.5 54/1Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.0Winner : 4yo b filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – A THOUSAND OCEANTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : ELIAS HALOUTEBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $423.00 Ex: $578.00D/E: $513.00Superfecta: $900.00Rolling Triple: $7,638.00Race 5 1500 M (Purse $620,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #6 BOUNCE AChatrie 55.0 $131.00 $57.002. #8 CUP O TEA DDawkins2 50.5 1-3/4L $94.003. #2 PIANO MAN LSteadman* 55.0 1L $77.004. #7 MAJOR FORCE OEdwards2 52.0 2-1/4LFinal Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 24.0, 47.0, 1:12.3,Winner : 4yo b colt – TAQARUB – LADY SUHAAGRAATTrainer : ALBERT CHONG Owner : DAVID FORBESBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $532.00 Ex: $1,765.00D/E: $259.00Superfecta: $4,649.00Rolling Triple: $831.00Race 6 1000 M (S) (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. #4 TOOT THE BLUES OWhite 52.0 $99.00 $59.002. #5 FEAR DE BREEZE OFoster 53.5 2-3/4L $89.003. #10 AHUAGAIN SEllis 54.0 7/1 2 $106.004. #12 AURELIA’S SUMMER AGray4 52.0 99/1 Sh.Head5. #8 GENERAL REPORT OEdwards2 52.0 19/1 1/2Final Time : 1:00.2 Splits : 23.1, 46.4, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – TOOTINGTrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : PATRICK LYNCHBred by DERICK LATIBEAUDIERE O.J,Qu: $313.00 Ex: $401.00D/E: $273.00Trifecta : (4-5-10) $335.00Hi-5 carry-over : $161,138.25Rolling Triple: $440.00Pick-4: $2,000.00Super-6: $28,390.60Race 7 1500 M (Purse $870,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #3 HENRY THE SECOND WHenry 53.0 $52.00 $50.002. #1 SUBBIE RHalledeen 56.0 15L $50.003. #7 E.J. MAKIT OMullings 52.0 1/2L $50.003. #8 TWILIGHT STORM AndrePowell3 52.0 DH $50.00Late scratch : #10 SANDORIFinal Time : 1:33.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.0, 1:12.4,Winner : 3yo b colt – MIRACLE MAN – REBRIDLED SECRETTrainer : IAN PARSARD Owner : CURRAGH JAMAICA AGENCYBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $100.00 Ex: $115.00D/E: $133.00 (4-10) $358.00Superfecta: $65.00 (3-1-8-7) $47.00Rolling Triple: $248.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $620,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. #7 WICKED TUFF SEllis 56.0 $295.00 $121.002. #11 MR. COOKIE WHenry 53.0 6-1/2L $101.003. #1 MAN IN BLUE JPatterson2 52.0 Head $146.00*4. #9 NASDAQ PRINCESS OWhite 52.0 2-1/2LLate scratch : #8 TWILIGHT ROCKETFinal Time : 1:17.1 Splits : 24.0, 48.3Winner : 6yo ch colt – URBAN KING – CONNELL TOWNTrainer : FERNANDO GEDDES Owner : FERNANDO GEDDESBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $631.00 Ex: $1,647.00D/E: $695.00 (3-8) $69.00Trifecta: $1,916.00Hi-5: $20,453.00Rolling Triple: $2,501.00PlacePot 8: $1,987.00LEGAL LIGHT TROPHYRace 9 1820 M (Purse $1,300,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES*1. #2 BIGDADDYKOOL LSteadman* 56.0 $84.002. #6 BRAWN BebHarvey2 53.5 2L3. #4 HOUDINI’S MAGIC WHenry 51.0 Neck4. #1 FRANFIELD SEllis 57.0 1-3/4LFinal Time : 1:55.0 Splits : 28.1, 53.2, 1:16.4, 1:42.0Winner : 4yo b colt – SORRENTINO – BEWARE BABYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : STEPHAN NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $220.00 Ex: $227.00D/E: $1,141.00Trifecta: $236.00Rolling Triple: $1,838.00Race 10 1400 M (Purse $600,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. #2 JUNIOR DON OEdwards2 55.0 $866.00 $86.00*2. #1 RUBY ROSE RHalledeen 55.0 4-1/2L $53.003. #4 HE’STHEREAL LINKS BebHarvey2 54.0 1-1/4L $69.004. #14 ROMAN SPY ARobles 54.0 4-1/2L5. #7 DOUBLE DEAL AndrePowell3 53.0 NeckLate scratch : #11 WARRIOR PRINCESS, #13 MINY LEEFinal Time : 1:29.3 Splits : 24.3, 49.0, 1:15.2,Winner : 6yo b colt – LEGAL PROCESS – ROYAL PARDONTrainer : ROBERT DARBY (SR) Owner : DAVID MARRETT & GORDON BUCKNORBred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $514.00 Ex: $1,502.00D/E: $1,052.00 (2-11) $66.00Trifecta: $1,451.00Hi-5: $4,455.00Rolling Triple: $11,410.00Pick-4: $12,168.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $21,120.80 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $1,000,000.00 (9 OF 9)last_img read more

Gennady Golovkin to return in June after signing deal with DAZN

first_imgLATEST STORIES Alvarez already has an exclusive deal with the sports streaming service and is set to meet Daniel Jacobs in a middleweight title unification match on May 4 in Las Vegas.The three-year deal announced Friday calls for Golovkin to fight twice a year on DAZN for the next three years. Also, GGG Promotions will do two cards per year on DAZN beginning in 2020.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments FILE – The Chivas Fight Club in the ring with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin at Banc of California Stadium as he prepares for the anticipated rematch with Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas on September 15th, on August 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Chivas Regal/AFPNEW YORK — Gennady Golovkin will return to the ring in June after signing a multiyear deal with DAZN, which gives him the possibility of a third fight with Canelo Alvarez.No date or opponent was announced for the fight, which will be Golovkin’s first since being edged by Alvarez last September in their second fight after they fought to a draw in the first one.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Determined to repay coach’s trust, Baser Amer shoots out of slump to carry Bolts in clutch Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

2 injured in WCD accident

first_imgTwo persons had to be rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital on Friday afternoon after they were involved in a two vehicle collision at Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD).The two persons, identified only as a school girl and the driver of the motorcar, are said to be in critical condition. According to reports, the accident occurred at about 13:30h.Reports are sketchy but from information received, a minibus was travelling to Georgetown when a motorcar travelling in the opposite direction crashed into it.An eyewitness revealed that the minibus had stopped to put off a passenger when the accident occurred.The injured driver of the motorcar is said to have been under the influence of alcohol and presumably lost control of his vehicle.“I was sitting at the post office when I heard a loud bang and upon inspection, I saw the car turtling three times before coming to a halt on its side,” Laurine Medas, an eyewitness said.Medas further disclosed that several persons who witnessed the accident rendered assistance and rushed the injured to the hospital.last_img read more

Keillor says he’ll keep ‘Prairie Home’ home

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson But in the end, he said, it was an impulsive decision to stay at the Fitzgerald, based partly on people he met at coffee shops or parties. “They said it would be terrible if the show were not in St. Paul,” Keillor told The Associated Press on Thursday. “I listen to people who tug at my sleeve.” – Associated Press Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” won’t be permanently leaving its St. Paul home after all. The humorist said he expects to do about a dozen shows during the 2006-07 season from the Fitzgerald Theater, the longtime base of the public-radio program. The rest of the season’s shows will air from the road, including a return to the Minnesota State Fair, he said. Keillor said last month that the show was looking for a new home. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NEWS: MALIN EARN SUPERB HOME WIN AGAINST KILLYBEGS IN DIVISION TWO OPENER

first_imgMalin 0-12 Killybegs 1-04Malin got off to a great start on Sunday with a home victory in their opening game in division 2 of the all county league over Killybegs on a scoreline of Malin 0-12 Killybegs 1-04. Killybegs started the brighter and were three up in as many minutes with Eoin Ban Gallagher pointing after running straight through right from the throw in. Hugh McFadden scored from  a free after he himself had been fouled 30 yards out and then tapped over a 45’with ease. Malin came back with two Anthony Kelly frees when Danny McCarron had been pushed and Dan McDaid had been held back. Malin were dealt what looked like a huge blow on 15 minutes when player manager Anthony Kelly recieved a black card, a decision which he could have no argument about. However his replacement Thomas McLaughlin had a great game hardly putting a foot wrong and others stepping up a level.  They were soon level through a great team score finished off by Dan McDaid, there was some very impressive contributions as the ball was moved right across the pitch from Damien Harkin, Connor McColgan and Thomas McLaughlin to set it up and Big Dan made no mistake. Killybegs responded with a goal midway through the half when a high ball in from McFadden wasn’t dealt with and Eamonn Bonner pounced and slotted in a goal from close range. Malin came back strongly with the score of the game from Declan Walsh off the outside of his boot from about forty yards out. Dan McDaid stepped up to the free taking duties and scored after Damien Harkin was brought down. He followed up his free when he scored on the turn after good work from Seamus Houghton, who  had won a long ball in and worked it out from the corner, to set him up. McDaid added a free on the stroke of half time from a central area to leave the half-time score reading Malin 0-07 Killybegs 1-03. Malin made a bright start to the second half with Seamus Doherty scoring from the left after a great delivery inside. It could have been even better  moments later but Dan McDaid’s effort on goal came back off the post. Seamus Houghton added another for Malin to edge the lead out to three after he did well to win a high ball in from Seamus Doherty above his head and advanced towards goal before fisting over. McFadden responded with a free after he himself had been fouled for the fishermens only score of the second half. Houghton scored another point off the post as he ran through on goal after being fed by Dan McDaid. Substitute Brendan McLaughlin killed off the game for Malin late on with two carbon copy scores off his weaker right foot coming in at pace from the right hand side as Terence Coulhoun and Anthony Kelly’s men got their season off to a winning start. Malin Team and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Conor Byrne, Kieron McColgan, Damien Harkin, Paul McLaughlin, Anthony Kelly  (0-02, 2F), Declan Walsh (0-01) Christopher Doherty, Dan Mc Daid (0-04, 2F), Connor McColgan, Danny McCarron, Seamus Houghton (0-02) and Gary Farren. Subs used Thomas McLaughlin for Anthony Kelly (15 mins – black card), Christopher McLaughlin for Christopher Doherty (25 mins), Seamus Doherty (0-01) for Danny McCarron (35 mins) and Brendan McLaughlin (0-02) for Connor McColgan (35 mins).Killybegs Team and scorers: Kevin Curran, Niall Carbery, Ciaran Conaghan, Stephen Muirhead, Christopher  Cunningham, Shane Molloy, Antoin O’Hara, Hugh McFadden (0-03, 1 45’ 2F), Eoin Ban Gallagher (0-01), John Ban Gallagher, Barry Cannon, Pauric Conaghan, Christopher Murrin, Paul Cunningham and Eamon Bonner (1-00) Subs used Ryan Ward for Pauric Conaghan.Malin resereves were beaten in the reserve game on a scoreline of Malin 0-04 Killybegs 1-08. The reserves gave a good account of themselves and manager Terence McLaughlin will be happy that the team gave it their all throughout.The reserve team and scorers were: Paco McLaughlin, Seamus McLaughlin, James Gallagher, Connor Kelly, Gerard Green (0-01), Ryan McLaughlin (c), Thomas Byrne, Thomas McLaughlin, Jonathan McLaughlin(0-03), Lee McDaid, Patrick McLaughlin, Cathal Collins, Aran McLaughlin, Paul Gallagher and Liam Gallagher. Subs used Terence McLaughlin for Thomas McLaughlin and Fearghal Monagle for Patrick McLaughlin. Also swap Paco McLaughlin for Aran McLaughlin. FIXTURE: Glenfin V Malin in Glenfin on Easter Monday 28th of March at 3.00pm, reserves at 1.30pm. All support welcome.LOTTO                                                                                                                                  There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1350.The numbers drawn were 6-5-4-2-3-1-7. The €50 winner was Catherine Rose Hannigan, Stranorlar and the €20 euro sellers prize went to Ciara Houten. Next week’s jackpot is €1400.MEMBERSHIP                                                                                                         Membership closes on Good Friday. The last collection will be lifted in the clubhouse between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Names taken after this do not get included in our tickey allocation for Donegal matches.EASTER CAMP                                                                                                                     This years Easter camp will take place Our Annual Easter Camp will take place across Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st March and Friday 1st April from 10am to 2pm daily. This is for ALL children between 5-13 years. Registration Day is Easter Sunday 27th March from 11.30am to 12.30pm. It is always a fun three days, which every child enjoys and is a great way to let them run off all that chocolate & sugar from Easter Sunday. Each child will also receive an Easter egg and O’Neills football. For more information contact Danny Lafferty on 0868988180 or Maria McLaughlin (F) on 0877763679.HEALTH AND WELLBEING INFORMATION NIGHT                                                 The club are running a Sports medicine and Nutrition talk on Wednesday the 23rd of March at 8.00pm upstairs in the clubhouse. It will be delivered Dr Frank Fogarty – G.P. with special interest in Sports Medicine and Brigid Doherty (Owen) Community Nutritioniost / Dietician The talk will last around an hour and a half inclusively with Q&A and tea after. The talk is free and would be very beneficial to all our senior and underage players along with their parents and is open to all club members and all members of the community.BIG BREAKFAST                                                                                                                   A big thank you to all who attended our annual big breakfast fundraiser on St Patrick’s day. Also thank you to all who volunteered on the dau and who organised the event. UNDERAGE                                                                                                                      Under 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15am                     Under 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm                                         Under 10 boys training is on every Sunday from 11:30am – 12:45pm                              Under 12 boys training is on every Sunday from 12.45pm – 2.00pm Under 14 boys training is on every Saturday from  4.30pm – 6:00pm                                Under 16 boys training is on every Monday from 4.30pm to 6.00pm and every Friday from 5.00pm-6.30pm                                                                                                                  Under 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm         Under 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pm                                 Under 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm            The under 14 team beat Steelstwon by 10 points on Sunday. The team was Ben Millar, Declan Doherty, Peter McCallion, John McLaughlin, Darragh McGeogeghan, Micahel Doran, Connor Murray, Ben Curley, Adan McGonagle, Mark Doherty, Conor O’Neill, Daniel McLaughlin, Kealan Hegarty, Michael Walsh and Damien Duffy. Subs: Michael Conway, Sean McGrenaghan, Neil Daniel McLaughlin.SHOP                                                                                                                                      The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, new gear bags and much more club merchandise.GAA NEWS: MALIN EARN SUPERB HOME WIN AGAINST KILLYBEGS IN DIVISION TWO OPENER was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 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:GAAMalinSportlast_img read more

MURPHY CAPTAINS IRELAND TO STUNNING WARM-UP VICTORY IN MELBOURNE

first_imgDONEGAL’S Michael Murphy has captained the Ireland International Rules team to a comprehensive win over a VFL selection in Sandringham, Melbourne today.The Donegal captain also scored two goals – and a had a total of 19 points – as Ireland won easily by 100-27.Cork’s Colm O’Neill helped himself to four goals as he top scored with 30 points. Sean Cavanagh, Pearse Hanley and Aidan O’Shea also scored goals today.All 23 players available featured in the game while the squad will be completed by the arrival of Monaghan’s Conor McManus and Chrissy McKaigue in Australia after they line out against each other for Clontibret and Slaughtneil respectively in this afternoon’s Ulster club semi-final.The squad moves on to Perth on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s clash with the AFL’s finest at the Patersons Stadium.IRELAND: N Morgan (Tyrone); C McDonald (Tipperary), N McGee (Donegal), C Boyle (Mayo, 0-1-0 [3]); L Keegan (Mayo), J McCarthy (Dublin), K McKernan (Down); A Walsh (Cork), S Cavanagh (Tyrone, 1-1-0 [9]); C Cregg (Roscommon, 0-3-1 [10]), C Begley (Laois), P Hanley (Mayo, Brisbane Lions, 1-0-0 [6]); C O’Neill (Cork, 4-1-3 [30]), M Murphy (Donegal, 2-1-4 [19]), R Munnelly (Laois, 0-1-2 [5]). Interchange: M Donnelly (Tyrone), F Hanley (Galway), D Hughes (Monaghan, 0-0-1 [1]), K McLoughlin (Mayo), D Moran (Kerry, 0-0-1 [1]), P O’Neill (Kildare), P O’Rourke (Meath), A O’Shea (Mayo, 1-3-1 [16]).VFL SELECTION (from): S Sherlock, B Cavarra, A Saad, T O’Sullivan (0-0-1 [1]), C Lockwood, N Rippon (0-0-1 [1]), T Paule, B Smithwick, T Gribble, A Marcon, B Mahon, L Tynan, J Bolton (0-1-0 [3]), J Geary, B Jolley, A Cockie (1-1-0 [9]), M Cook, N Newman, S Clouston (0-1-1 [4]), L Featherstone (0-1-1 [4]), J Magner, B Davies (0-0-1 [1]), J Owen (0-0-1 [1]), T Pinwill (0-1-0 [3]), E Panozza.MURPHY CAPTAINS IRELAND TO STUNNING WARM-UP VICTORY IN MELBOURNE was last modified: November 16th, 2014 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

NERVOUS DANIEL ‘DANCED LIKE A TRUE GENTLEMAN’ IN STRICTLY DEBUT

first_imgDONEGAL singer Daniel O’Donnell did well on his Strictly Come Dancing debut, with three judges singing his praises.Daniel and partner Kristina Rihanoff danced a waltz to one of Daniel’s favourite songs – When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.And the audience, including Daniel’s wife Majella, were blown away! “Nasty’ judge Craig was the only one on the panel who didn’t see what everyone else saw – Daniel was amazing.Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell told the Donegal man: “You danced like the perfect gentleman.”Fellow judge Len Goodman raved about the performance, insisting: “That was the best I’ve seen.”And Bruno Tonioli described the dance as “very collected and very well placed and very pleasing”. Craig Revel Horwood however said the dance was “a bit uneventful” and said at one stage Daniel messed up his move and “nearly ripped Kristina’s arm out of her socket”.Afterwards Daniel admitted: “I’m excited now but you can’t tell.”Kristina insisted the Kincasslagh man was “so wonderful in rehearsals”.The judges scored the couple 24 points – Craig 4, Darcey 6, Len 7, Bruno, 7.It’s onwards and upwards now for Daniel, whose nerves won’t be just as bad next time around! Go Daniel!NERVOUS DANIEL ‘DANCED LIKE A TRUE GENTLEMAN’ IN STRICTLY DEBUT was last modified: September 25th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel o’donnellgentlemanStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

Chelsea v Maccabi Tel Aviv: Terry, Costa, Matic and Ivanovic out, defender makes debut

first_imgChelsea have left skipper John Terry, Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and Branislav Ivanovic out of their side for their opening Champions League tie with Maccabi Tel Aviv.Abdul Baba Rahman makes his debut for the Blues at left-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta switching to right-back.Ruben Loftus-Cheek makes his first Champions League start in midfield alongside Cesc Fabregas, with Oscar restored to the line-up.In Costa’s absence, Loic Remy is the lone striker as Radamel Falcao is resting a knock.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Cahill (c), Baba Rahman; Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Blackman, Terry, Ivanovic, Ramires, Matic, Traore, Diego Costa.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Al Gore slams investor short-sightedness

first_img22 September 2011Investors’ increasingly short-term outlooks are bad for the ability of markets to create value and of economies to recover from recessions, former US vice-president Al Gore said at the Discovery Investec Leadership Summit in Johannesburg on Wednesday.“I think we really do need to work for change in capital markets and not be so focused on the short term,” he told a Discovery leadership summit in Johannesburg.“The increasing short-term focus for investment decisions and business planning has been harmful to creating sustainable value.”This could be the reason it was taking longer for economies to recover from recessions.He said the period of time taken after recessions to restore the economy and jobs had been stretching out considerably.It changed from about six months after World War II to the over two years, or more, of today.Investors used to retain stocks for six to seven years, but now they sold them after less than a year, he said.“As it happens, the average period for 75 percent to 80 percent of real building up of value is six to seven years,” Gore said.“But, if investors are getting in and out of stock in just a few months, that does not synchronise with the long-term build-up of value.”There was now an increasing focus on even shorter investment time-periods.“On many exchanges in the world today, 50 to 60 percent of trades are high-speed, high-frequency,” Gore said.This led to “flash crashes” on stock exchanges, where the value of the market dropped significantly and recovered in a very short time period.“One of the proposed remedies to flash crashes was a new rule that caught my attention … an offer to buy or sell has to remain open for one second. The reaction to this proposal was, ‘Oh no, the whole system will collapse’.”Although these short-term trades could serve a purpose, they caused more harm.“I don’t think the value they add is anywhere close to the risk that they cause,” he said.Sapalast_img read more