21 Sep
2020

Hillsborough inquests in north-west

first_img Britain’s worst sporting disaster unfolded at Sheffield’s Hillsborough stadium on April 15 1989 during Liverpool’s FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed in the ground’s Leppings Lane terrace. Some 71 families from the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) want the hearing to be held in London, while a smaller group from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC) asked for it to take place in the north-west outside of Liverpool or Manchester. Margaret Aspinall, HFSG chairwoman, said: “To be honest, I personally don’t mind where it is held. I’m quite happy wherever it is held as long as everything goes accordingly and we get the right verdicts on the death certificates.” Last December, verdicts of accidental death from the original inquest in March 1991 were quashed. The action was taken after the Hillsborough Independent Panel studied thousands of documents and reported that there had been a huge cover-up of what happened at Hillsborough and its aftermath. Lord Justice Goldring, recently appointed as coroner to the fresh inquests, last week said the new inquests would be held in early 2014. Explaining why he has chosen to hold the inquests in the north-west, the judge said: “The hearing is bound, it seems to me, to take several months. If it is held in London, those who wish to follow it in person will be away from home and living in hotels for a very long time. “It is plainly not a practicable solution for someone to commute from Liverpool or the north-west on a daily basis.” Lord Justice Goldring made the decision after hearing conflicting arguments at a preliminary hearing last week in support of holding the hearing in either the north-west or London. In a written direction, the judge said: “I have concluded that it would be right for the inquests to be held in the north-west. It would not be helpful further to identify a location at this stage.” The inquests into the deaths of 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster will take place in the north-west, a coroner has announced.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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20 Sep
2020

China plans to lift lockdown on Wuhan

first_imgAfter nearly two months on lockdown, China says it plans to remove the travel ban from Wuhan where the coronavirus first begin.Provincial authorities say they are easing the travel restrictions due to a significant reduction in new infections in Hubei and with new cases dropping to zero for five consecutive days. Since then, only one new case has surfaced, a doctor at the Hubei General Hospital.The removal of the travel ban will begin in the Hubei province on Wednesday then the Wuhan area altogether on April 8th.Wuhan is considered the epicenter for the virus with 67,801 cases and 3,160 fatalities and was first placed under state-imposed lockdown on January 23rd. All forms of transportation were shutdown in the area and the city’s perimeters were locked down as well.Before making a decision on whether the travel restrictions should be removed,  China’s president visited the Wuhan area on March 10th.While the spread of the virus has slowed down considerably in Wuhan, it has spread rapidly throughout the rest of the world.380,000 have reportedly been infected with the virus with more than 16,500 deaths reported as a result of that according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Many countries and states have since issued their own lock down orders in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.last_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Football: Here’s Wisconsin’s only highlight from the Big Ten Championship game

first_imgIt’s a day that will go down in infamy for the Wisconsin football team, but thanks to a caring Ohio State fan, Badgers supporters now can reflect on that fateful December Saturday in a slightly positive light.It must have taken a lot of digging to find Wisconsin’s best moments from the 2014 Big Ten Championship, but someone who loves rubbing it in had enough time on his or her hands to put together this short reel of Wisconsin’s finest minute from Ohio State’s 59-0 thumping of the Badgers.The term highlights is a bit of a misnomer because there was really only one highlight.Here it is:In case that brought back bad memories, here is the missed field goal that helped Wisconsin defeat Auburn in the Outback Bowl and salvage some dignity.Almost makes you want to dance now.last_img

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16 Sep
2020

Making waves: New swimming coach Yuri Suguiyama already has championship aspirations

first_imgEvery dominant athletic program begins somewhere — pieces of a puzzle that came together somehow to create a dynasty. What is it that flips the switch? What makes a team turn the corner and become unstoppable?The University of Wisconsin women’s swimming team has never won a single Big Ten championship or NCAA title in school history. While the team has seen many amazing individual careers, they’ve never been able to put the pieces together and become a dominant force in the swim world.Other schools like Stanford, Georgia and Auburn hold five or more NCAA titles in women’s swimming alone. But this season for the women’s swim team may be the turning point we’ve all been waiting for.Former three time Pac-12 championship swim coach from the University of California Yuri Suguiyama has been named the new head coach for Wisconsin. After a mess of new coaching staffs for the past four years, it seems as if Badger Swimming has finally found what it’s been looking for in Suguiyama.Volleyball: Wisconsin comes off win against Illinois, heads to Iowa CityThe kills rained down on the Illinois defenders Wednesday night as Sophomore Dana Rettke went for a career-high 23 kills Read…“At the beginning of the year, we sat down as a staff and made a list of all of the characteristics and qualities of the best athletes we’ve worked with,” Suguiyama said. “Out of all of the most successful teams that I’ve been a part of, there’s been two dominant characteristics: one being trust and the other resilience.”Suguiyama’s positive outlook comes from this list of swimmers who he knew carried these traits — those of champions.UW senior Jess Unicomb has had undeniably one of the best swimming careers at Wisconsin over the past four years. Last year she qualified for three events in the NCAA championships — finishing in the top ten for both the 200 and 100 meter backstroke.Football: Zander Neuville suffers season ending injuryWisconsin Badgers tight end Zander Neuville is likely to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious left Read…Unicomb has been a part of countless dominant relay squads in the Big Ten and has even more career awards under her belt. Coming from Australia, she had never thought of traveling to the United States to swim until she was recruited by the Badgers.“We’ve got a really great freshman class,” Unicomb said. “I am excited to leave the team in a better place than when I joined it and I’m jealous of the freshman that they get four years of this coaching staff. They’re awesome.”Eleven freshmen will get that opportunity to work closely with Suguiyama, a group the head coach helped recruit.When asked about her expectations for the future of Badger swimming Unicomb expressed her utmost optimism.“I truly believe this group could win a Big Ten championship and, hopefully, a national one,” Unicomb said. “I have no doubt in my mind that they will reach great things.”Women’s soccer: Wisconsin finishes home stand with draws versus Rutgers, MarylandThe No. 22 University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team (8-2-3, 2-1-3 Big Ten) tied both Rutgers (7-1-4, 3-0-2 Big Ten) Read…For these goals to be met, Wisconsin will rely heavily on their star swimmer, Beata Nelson.Nelson, a junior, has been in the swimming spotlight her entire career. In high school, she was a 12-time state champion and received multiple offers from across the nation.In fact, she never thought she would end up a Badger. But after an unofficial home visit, Nelson was left convinced that Madison was the way to go.With plans for a new pool and facilities at the now under construction Nicholas Recreation Center and a solid team of hardworking individuals she grew up watching, Nelson couldn’t see herself anywhere else.In her freshman year, Nelson was a four-time Big Ten freshman of the week and appeared at both the Big Ten and NCAA championships. By her sophomore season, she qualified for the NCAA championship in three individual events, medaling in two.All eyes had turned on Nelson rapidly, but what did she believe was going to make this program great?“Toughness,” Nelson said. “We are some of the toughest people I’ve ever been around.”Nelson explained that with all the great experiences she has had as a Badger she has no regrets in choosing Wisconsin.Cross Country: Badger men’s, women’s teams impress at Nuttycombe InvitationalThe University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s cross country teams enjoyed successful finishes to Friday’s Nuttycombe Invitational. The event took Read…In just her junior year, Nelson has already raised the expectations for women’s swimming to a completely new level. She has set a high bar with the program but she believes in her freshman class.Though unable to name one single person who will take over the team, Nelson believes that they, along with the new coaching staff, will be exceptional in the years to come.“There is nowhere but up that this program will go,” Nelson said. “This team has the mentality and the work ethic to make anything happen.”Both Nelson and Unicomb have extremely high expectations for not only this season but seasons to come. According to them, all the pieces of the puzzle are there, they just need to be put together. With an exceptional new coaching staff, brand new pool, and solid incoming class of swimmers, what will stop this Badger powerhouse from rising to the top?last_img read more

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16 Sep
2020

Syracuse outworked on glass in 71-59 loss to No. 14 Buffalo

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on December 18, 2018 at 11:47 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3center_img With about seven minutes left on Tuesday, Buffalo’s Davonta Jordan slid inside Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett. Jordan, a 6-foot-2 guard, stands six inches shorter than Brissett. But as UB’s Jeremy Harris rose up for a 3-pointer, Jordan established inside position near the left block. When Harris’ shot missed and deflected directly toward the left block, Jordan leaped up for the ball, came down with it and went back up to finish. His bucket broke a tie, put the Bulls up two and they never trailed again.“Coming into this game, we just knew we played harder than (Syracuse),” Jordan said. “Play hard, and things just fall right into place.”Syracuse (7-4) struggled to gather defensive rebounds all game during its 71-59 loss to No. 14 Buffalo (11-0). The Bulls hauled in 18 offensive rebounds and won the overall battle of the glass, 48-35. Syracuse is the tallest team in the country, per KenPom, but the Orange hold a rebounding margin over their opponents of just plus-4 this year. The 18 offensive boards from Buffalo on Tuesday were the most the Orange have allowed this season, and it cost them in their second-straight nonconference loss at home.It started right from the game’s opening possession. CJ Massinburg missed a jumper but gathered his own offensive rebound. Syracuse’s Elijah Hughes blocked Massinburg on his ensuing shot, but it was a sign of things to come.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBuffalo couldn’t cash in on the offensive glass early, as another possession a few minutes later finished with two misses from an offensive board in between. It gave the Bulls hope, though, believing they could win even though shots hadn’t fallen in the first half, they said after the game. But more than anything, it showed Syracuse’s centers still weren’t up to snuff.It’s been a topic of conversation all season. Head coach Jim Boeheim has criticized his centers after almost every game. Two losses in a row, to two mid-major opponents, Syracuse has been outrebounded by smaller opposition. Again, Boeheim harped on his centers’ play.“Our centers have not gotten better,” Boeheim said. “That’s pretty glaring right now.”The Bulls had to cash in eventually, and about three minutes into the second half, they started to. Harris missed a 3 but Jordan gathered in his first offensive rebound. In the second chance opportunity, Jordan got an open 3 and knocked it down. Syracuse had allowed the 6-foot-2 guard to grab an offensive rebound, even though he was shorter than all five of SU’s players on the floor.“They play a small lineup but they rebound well out of it,” Boeheim said.As Buffalo came back from its four-point halftime deficit, its offensive rebounding went dry. But that wasn’t Syracuse’s doing. Rather, the Bulls finally began to hit shots. Buffalo wasn’t changing its approach. It hindered SU’s fast break possibilities, as Boeheim pointed out that if a team can’t rebound, it can’t run. And as the Bulls had all game, they sent three or four guys to the glass every time.“They’re a physical team so they were just able to get inside position,” SU’s Jalen Carey said. “That’s things we got to learn off of. We want to rebound, and once we rebound, that’s able to get us into our offense. We want to get up and down. We had a little bit of trouble with it today, and as you could see, that’s why the game stayed the way it was.”But there was one more offensive rebound waiting to do Syracuse in. With under three minutes to go, Harris shot another 3 and missed, again. But UB’s 6-foot-8 Nick Perkins rose up along the right side of the lane. Marek Dolezaj, 6-foot-10, was in at center for Syracuse. Brissett was nearby, as were 6-foot-6 guards Elijah Hughes and Tyus Battle. It didn’t matter. Perkins rose above them all to snatch the ball.Two passes later, Massinburg sliced down the lane, spun and finished high off the glass. Buffalo didn’t cash in on all of its offensive boards, finishing with 12 second-chance points off of 17 offensive rebounds. But with Syracuse down five, less than three minutes to go and an absolutely necessary rebound suspended in mid-air, Syracuse didn’t want it enough. Perkins did.“I thought they were tougher than us,” Boeheim said, “the last 10 minutes especially.”last_img read more

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28 Aug
2020

Touchline: “Shaky” Skales in awe of Black Stars On E-Chat

first_imgSkales is amongst the new hip sounds coming out of Nigeria. He has collaborated with many notable musicians including Banky W and Wizkid. The rapper, singer and songwriter has received critical acclaim following his hit song “Shake Body” that literally got music lovers doing exactly that.Touchline caught up with Skales while he was visiting Accra to learn more about his sporting interests especially coming from Nigeria; Ghana’s biggest football rival.Could Mourinho “shake” things up for Manchester United? That is the focus of this Touchline panel this week along with a discussion around if Leicester City could win the Premier League after narrowly escaping relegation just last season.Touchline airs on Joy News channel at 6:30 to 7:00 PM and is also available online. Click the link below to find out more in this week’s edition of Touchline.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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26 Aug
2020

Colin Kaepernick vs. the NFL: A timeline of how we got here

first_imgAug. 26, 2016 — Kaepernick sits during the national anthem before the 49ers’ preseason game against the Packers. Asked about it afterward, the quarterback says he did so to protest police brutality and the oppression of people of color in the U.S. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media  at the time. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”Sept. 1, 2016 — Kaepernick and Reid take a knee during the anthem before a 49ers-Chargers preseason game, a practice that would continue into the regular season. Sept. 5, 2016 — President Barack Obama weighs in on what was then a full-blown national controversy, supporting Kaepernick’s right to protest: “He’s exercising his constitutional right to make a statement,” the president said at a news conference during the G20 summit in China. “I think there is a long history of sports figures doing so. I think there are a lot of ways you can do it when it comes to the flag and national anthem.”Sept. 7, 2016 — Two days later, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes his first public comments on the matter: “I don’t necessarily agree with what he is doing,” Goodell said, adding, “I support our players when they want to see change in society, and we don’t live in a perfect society. On the other hand, we believe very strongly in patriotism in the NFL. I personally believe very strongly in that.”Oct. 11, 2016 — After the 49ers get off to a 1-4 start with Blaine Gabbert playing quarterback, coach Chip Kelly announces Kaepernick will make his season debut in Week 6 against the Bills. He completes only 13 of 29 passes in a 45-16 loss but remains San Francisco’s starter the rest of the season. Jan. 1, 2017 — Kaepernick completes a 9-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Celek on San Francisco’s final offensive play of a 25-23 season-ending loss to the Seahawks, the last NFL pass he has thrown to date. San Francisco finishes 2-14. Feb. 28, 2017 — Kaepernick’s agents inform all NFL teams that the QB will opt out of the rest of his contract. Previous reports had indicated the 49ers planned to release him if he had not opted out. April 26, 2017 — Reid tells reporters he plans to stand during the anthem in 2017: “Our goal was (to) open the floor to conversation. I believe we achieved that goal. So now we just want to move forward and partner with people that are trying to make a change. … I think we raised a lot of awareness about issues in this country and now it’s time to move on to just affecting change and not doing the gesture during the anthem.”Aug. 28, 2017 — After standing during the anthem at the 49ers’ first two preseason games, Reid reverts to kneeling following a conversation with Kaepernick. Sept. 24, 2017 — Two days after President Donald Trump says players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired, players from numerous teams protest en masse, with members of several teams remaining in the locker room while the anthem is played. pic.twitter.com/M6wHpRqKG9— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) September 24, 2017Oct. 15, 2017 — After remaining unsigned through the opening weeks of the 2017 season, Kaepernick files a formal grievance accusing NFL owners of colluding to keep him out of the game. April 18, 2018  — Kaepernick is present as his attorneys depose Goodell at the NFL’s New York headquarters in connection with the grievance. Numerous other high-profile NFL figures also sit for depositions at various points in the process, including Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Broncos general manager John Elway and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. May 2, 2018 — The NFL Players Association says it has filed a grievance on Reid’s behalf after the veteran safety goes unsigned through the opening weeks of free agency. May 23, 2018 — The NFL announces a new policy that includes fines for personnel who “do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem,” while giving players the option of remaining in the locker room during pregame ceremonies. Aug. 28, 2018 — Independent arbitrator Stephen Burbank rejects the NFL’s request for a summary judgment dismissing Kaepernick’s grievance, allowing the case to move forward. Sept. 3, 2018 — Days before the start of the NFL season, Nike unveils a new 30th anniversary “Just Do It” ad campaign centering on Kaepernick.  While Reid has remained employed during the process, landing with the Panthers in 2018 and signing a new three-year contract with Carolina earlier this week, Kaepernick has yet to find an NFL landing spot since opting out of his 49ers contract in March 2017. Here’s a recap of how the parties got to this point: Related News After nearly a year and a half of legal maneuvering, the NFL and former 49ers teammates Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid announced Friday that they have reached a settlement that resolves the pair’s grievance with the league. No details were announced and the settlement terms prevent the parties from commenting, but the end of legal proceedings in the case indicates the players got what they believed to be fair compensation from the league they accused of colluding against them.  Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid reach settlement in NFL collusion case Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoItA post shared by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) on Sep 3, 2018 at 12:20pm PDTSept. 27, 2018 — The Panthers sign Reid to a contract covering the rest of the season. Kaepernick tweets his congratulations: “He was the 1ST person 2 kneel alongside me. Eric is a social justice warrior, continues to support his family. and communities in need.”Oct. 7, 2018 — Reid kneels during the anthem before his first game with the Panthers. Jan. 9, 2019 — The NFL and NFLPA release a joint statement denying any impropriety after Reid complained multiple times during the 2018 season that he felt he had been singled out for excessive random drug testing by league officials.  Three takeaways from Colin Kaepernick-Eric Reid vs. NFL collusion settlement Feb. 11, 2019 — The Panthers sign Reid to a new three-year deal worth just more than $22 million. Feb. 15, 2019 — The NFL and Kaepernick and Reid’s attorneys make a joint announcement that the players’ grievances against the league have been settled.last_img read more

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14 May
2020

AFE and LaLiga do not admit Arturo Vidal’s complaint to Barcelona

first_imgThe participant would have to undergo abnormal justice to attempt to winHe has already joined the coaching together with his teammatesThe debt of two.four million is known to be a private interpretation On December 27, Arturo Vidal shocked by one other certainly one of his lengthy listing of extra-sports performances. The midfielder denounced earlier than the AFE-LaLiga fee a default of virtually two and a half million final season so he understood that he had fulfilled the targets set.A transparent gesture in opposition to the membership during which it nonetheless stays, which was additionally thought-about a pulse for forcing a attainable exit throughout this winter market. Nevertheless, the fee itself has determined to dismiss Vidal’s declare because it considers it a “private interpretation” of the participant and not one thing stipulated in his contract. Thus, he gave the rationale to the allegations of Barcelona that stipulated that the Chilean had performed 60% of the conferences however not with sufficient minutes in a big a part of them (greater than 45).An essential revulsive participant for Ernesto Valverde, Inter Milan’s curiosity in taking on its companies may have helped sue Barcelona. A complaint that’s already paralyzed and if Vidal needs it to prosper should go to the abnormal courts. In the mean time, no person pronounces in Can Barça and the midfielder is within the plans of the return to LaLiga. Picture: Reuterscenter_img The nonetheless participant of Barcelona Arturo Vidal has already joined with the remainder of his teammates after having fun with the Christmas holidays. Nevertheless, the Chilean has obtained a tough blow within the controversy he created when he denounced the membership culé final week for the default of two.four million euros. The blended fee fashioned by AFE and LaLiga has not admitted their declare to course of and the participant solely has to go by the abnormal route if he needs to win the lawsuit.last_img read more

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28 Dec
2019

Coláiste Ailigh students named as Junk Kouture Regional finalists

first_imgTwo student groups from Coláiste Ailigh Letterkenny have been announced as Regional Finalists for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017.Lucia McCauley and Imelda Boyle Bank of Ireland Donegal Reps, surprised student designers and models of Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, with two precious Silver Tickets.The students received the Silver Tickets for their entries ‘We’re all mad here’ and ‘Royal Blue.’ Niamh Ni Dhufaigh modeled the “Royal Blue” and worked on it with Helen Ni Chanainn Ni Chanthain..Amy Nic Floinn Ni Chasaide modeled “We’re All Mad Here” and helped on the design with Shannen McGiolla Chearra Ni Phatuin and Caoimhe Ni Dhroma.These tickets secure them a place in the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Ulster Regional Final taking place on the 6th March 2017.Junk Kouture – Colaiste AilighNow in its seventh year, the all-Ireland leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk. Open to students nationwide, entries for 2017 surpassed all expectations making it the biggest competition to date. 80 designs from each of the four provinces were lucky enough to be Silver Ticket winners.Royal BlueWe’re all mad hereSpeaking about the Silver Tickets, Barry Gallagher, Head of County, Donegal at Bank of Ireland said; “The calibre of entries for this year’s competition has been fantastic and the judging panel had a very tough job choosing the top 80 from each region. With every entry being uniquely choreographed to music, we are really excited to see the models bring their designs to life on stage at the Regional finals. We wish everyone the best of luck with the next stage of the competition and remind finalists to get innovative about how they gather support through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app.Junk Kouture – Colaiste AilighAs part of the judging process, the public can get involved by casting a vote for their favourite design through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app. Accessed through the BOIStudents Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BOIstudents), voting opens for one week before the regional competitions from Ulster. Individuals can cast a single vote every 24hours. Votes account for 10% of the final mark and can make a huge difference in such a heated competition.Coláiste Ailigh students named as Junk Kouture Regional finalists was last modified: February 14th, 2017 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:Junk Kouture – Colaiste Ailighlast_img read more

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27 Dec
2019

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LAUNCH SPONSOR A ‘VIRTUAL SOD’ INITIATIVE

first_imgFour Masters GAA NotesWell done: Huge well done to the Seniors who beat Glenswilly on Sun 8th June last with a convincing 10 point win. Hard luck to Reserves in losing their first game of the league campaign to Glenswilly. Condolences: The Club would like to offer sincere condolences and express our sympathy to the Hannigan Family on the recent death of Rosaleen and also to the Meehan family on the recent death of Tommy.Both families have a long association with the Club. May they both rest in peace.Virtual Sod: The Club officially launched a new fundraiser initiative ‘Sponsor a virtual sod’ on Friday 6th June 2014 in Public Service Centre.The club wishes to thank everyone who attended and supported this initiative. Sponsor a Virtual Sod is available on a new link on our website www.fourmastersgaa.com or contact any club officer about details.Please support this initiative if you can.Lotto: There was no jackpot winner this week in the weekly lotto. The two lucky dip winners were, Eugene Gallon, Eurosaver and Harry Stewart, St Joseph’s Terrace. Both receive €50 each.The numbers drawn were 7, 14, 17 and 24. Next weeks jackpot sits at €2500.Kavanagh’s Supervalu Kits for Clubs: The Club is calling on all our members and supporters across our community that when shopping in Supervalu could you please support this new initiative. Every time you spend €20 in a single transaction in Kavanagh’s SuperValu Donegal Town, you will receive 1 voucher.The till operator will hand you the pre-printed voucher along with your till receipt at time of payment.Drop this voucher into the Four Masters GAA Club entry box located at the customer service desk in store.If you would like any additional information on this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the Club Officers or committee members. Under 12 Ladies football: Four Masters Ladies Under 12 squad travelled to Ballyshannon on Sat 7th June for an U12 blitz.8 teams attended altogether. The squad was split into two teams.The Senior team won their 3 matches against Aodh Ruadh, St Nauls and Killybegs with some excellent individual displays as well as great team work.The Junior team won 1 out of their 3 games against St Nauls, Aodh Ruadh and Bundoran. They performed well in all the games and after the nervousness of the first game they settled down and played some dazzling football with even some of our backs scoring a goal.Thanks to Aodh Ruadh who put on a great spread of food for everyone, all the girls enjoyed the outing and are looking forward to further blitzes in coming weeks.Four Masters will host their own blitz on Sat 5th July at 1pm.Under 10 boys: The clubs under10 boys travelled to Ardara last Thursday evening for a blitz with the host club and Glenties.Each club had two teams playing on the night. Both our teams gave a great account of themselves in what was a very entertaining evenings football.Well done to all the boys concerned and a big thank you to Ardara and to the parents who helped with transport and supported our lads on the night.We have two blitzes coming up in the next two weeks on Saturdays the 14th and the 21st of June at 11am.Both are on at Tir Conaill Park. Also the Kevin Faulkner memorial will be held on Wednesdays the 18th and 25th of June from 6 till 8 pm.This is an in house competition for our under 10 boys and girls and is always very entertaining culminating in the final on Wednesday 25th June.Birth in the family: Congratulations to our two senior players Barry Dunnion and Nicola Lacey on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter.Under 12 Footballers: Well done to a number of our Under 12 squad who competed very successfully in the Schools competition. Representing the Town school, they got to the County Final and were unlucky to lose out by 2 points to Kilmacrennan.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LAUNCH SPONSOR A ‘VIRTUAL SOD’ INITIATIVE was last modified: June 10th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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