Jason Forde is the hero for UL in the Fitzgibbon Cup

first_imgJason Forde was again the star of the show for U-L last night.The Tipperary senior forward struck 2-5 as the Limerick college beat I-T Carlow 4-16 to 19-points to reach the Fitzgibbon Cup final.D-C-U will be their opponents in Mallow on Saturday week. Donal Burke scored 1-10 as they comfortably beat D-I-T 2-20 to 1-11 at Parnell Park.last_img

Iowa Supreme Court takes appeal in judge selection law case

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a lawsuit challenging a new state law that changed the way some judges are selected in Iowa.A state court judge last month dismissed the lawsuit filed in May by a group of lawyers and Democratic lawmakers against Gov. Kim Reynolds, saying they didn’t have legal standing to challenge the law.The new law gave the governor an additional appointment to the 17-member state judicial nominating commission, meaning the governor will appoint the majority of members.The lawsuit alleged the vote of the commission’s lawyer members was diluted and that the law is an unconstitutional overreach by the legislative branch into the judicial branch.The commission nominates justices for the Iowa Supreme Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals.Supreme Court Justice Bruce Zager signed an order Tuesday denying a request to halt enforcement of the new law until the case could be considered on appeal. However, Zager says the court will hear the appeal.last_img read more

Boys County Finals – Lancashire turn up the heat

first_img Lancashire produced a commanding performance to beat Northamptonshire 7-2 on the opening day of the Boys County Finals at a hot and humid North Foreland Golf Club in Kent.Lancashire representatives George Holland and Matthew Jackman, Jack Anthony McPhail and Charlie Ward, and Josh Fallows and Jamie Van Wyk combined to give their team a 3-0 lead after the morning foursomes. Harry Oddy put Northamptonshire’s first point on the board when he beat Jackman 6 & 5 in the opening singles but Alex James, Holland, Fallows and Van Wyk all won for Lancashire before Hayward picked up a consolation point for Northamptonshire with a 2 & 1 win over McPhail.The other match between Kent and Devon proved to be a much closer affair.Devon representatives James Reed and Fred Bishop beat Kent’s Oliver Lewis-Perkins and James Wright 3 & 2 in the top foursomes. The match between Kent’s Jack Shipton and Oliver Gaisford and Devon’s Matt Millar and Jay Scott was halved before the host county squared things up when Jacob Kelso and George Young beat Craig Passmore and Jack Jeffery 7 & 5.At that stage it could have gone either way but things started to turn in Devon’s favour when Millar came back from four down after four to beat Lewis-Perkins 3 & 2 in the opening singles. Reed then went on to beat Miles Gray 3 & I and Passmore claimed a one-hole victory over Young before Wright sealed the match with a halve against Bishop.Kent’s Gaisford and Kelso gained two consolation points when they beat Devon’s David Baldwin and Scott 2 & 1 in the bottom two matches to see the match finish 5-4 in Devon’s favour.The second day of the County Finals sees Lancaster take on Kent while Devon will be up against Northamptonshire. Keep up with all the action from the second day here. 28 Aug 2019 Boys County Finals – Lancashire turn up the heat Tags: Boy’s County Finals, competitions, Devon, Kent, Lancashire, Northamptonshirelast_img read more

After All-Star party, baseball gets back to work

first_imgAmerican League first baseman Miguel Cabrera, of the Detroit Tigers, tags out National League’s Andrew McCutchen, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, at first base during the fifth inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory.Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night.Heading into the second half of the season, there are all sorts of compelling stories from coast to coast. It could be one fun summer in California, where Oakland begins the weekend with the best record in the majors, and the Giants, Angels and Dodgers are in prime playoff position. The trade deadline is in two weeks, and the recovery of several key injured players could dramatically affect a couple of divisions.The A’s bearded collection of shaggy misfits and stars is looking for the franchise’s first World Series title in 25 years. Sensing an opportunity, general manager Billy Beane got an early jump on the deadline when he acquired pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel in a deal with the Chicago Cubs on July 4.The blockbuster trade created an awkward scene at the All-Star game, where Samardzija was introduced with the NL reserves and then joined his new teammates in the AL dugout.“I’m really excited to just put all this to rest now and the sideshow that’s happened right in the middle of all this,” Samardzija said. “It was a great opportunity to get to know these guys more. I flew out here with them. I’m excited.”There will be no such problem for any other players on the move this month.Boston pitcher Jake Peavy, Philadelphia second baseman Chase Utley, San Diego closer Huston Street and New York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon are thought to be on the market as contenders shop for that missing piece that could pay off into October.“I guess there’s a possibility for anything, but at this point I love playing in Philadelphia,” said Utley, who could veto any deal.Jeter was warmly greeted everywhere he went this week, and the Yankee captain contributed two hits to the AL All-Star win. Any chance of his final season ending in the playoffs likely depends on the return of rookie ace Masahiro Tanaka, who is out with a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. He is going through a six-week rehab program but season-ending surgery is an option. Michael Pineda also could return from a back injury to New York’s battered rotation.The Bronx is one of many spots where health is an issue for the stretch run.The recovery of Reds sluggers Joey Votto (strained muscle above left knee) and Brandon Phillips (left thumb) and indispensable Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (right thumb) could affect the bunched NL Central. The Pirates could get starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (tight lat muscle) in the first few weeks after the break.“We know what we’re capable of doing, and we’re going to play like we’ve been there before, like we’ve done it before,” said slugger Andrew McCutchen, hoping to lead Pittsburgh back to the playoffs for the second straight year. “That’s what we’ve got to look forward to.”The strained right quadriceps of Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion and ailing back of Detroit’s Victor Martinez also bears watching. Atlanta, which is battling Washington for the top spot in the NL East, could get a lift from the return of Evan Gattis after the catcher was sidelined by a bulging disk in his back.Beyond the standings, the races for the individual honors will come into focus.Trout could add the AL MVP award to his one from the All-Star game, especially if the Angels can run down the A’s in the competitive AL West. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is among the favorites for the NL award, but he could be hurt by the Rockies’ poor play.The NL Cy Young Award features an interesting duel between Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals.Trying for a repeat, Kershaw had a 41-inning scoreless streak that ended last week and carried a 1.78 ERA into the break. But Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA in 138 innings, compared to 96 1-3 for Kershaw, who missed all of April with a back problem.White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, the overwhelming favorite for AL Rookie of the Year with Tanaka on the shelf, could become baseball’s first rookie home run king since Mark McGwire with the Athletics in 1987.“He’s continuing to make adjustments with what other teams are trying to do to him,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said last month, “and when he hits it on the barrel it goes a long way.”___AP Sports Writers Dave Campbell and Ronald Blum in Minneapolis contributed to this report.___Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenaplast_img read more

Bombers soar to title at Immaculata High School Girl’s Soccer Tourney

first_imgThe score was closer this time, 3-2, and powered the Bombers into the semi finals.During the first round of the playoffs it was Pemberton’s time to fall, 4-1, thanks to a hat-trick by Naomi Perkins.In the final, there was no stopping the Bomber attack as LVR thumped Kootenay rivals Mount Baker Wild 4-0 to clinch the championship at the eight-team Immaculata High School Girl’s Soccer Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.Perkins and Taylor Zimmer, each with the pair sparked the Bombers past the Wild in the all-Kootenay finale.Also scoring for the Bombers in the tournament that saw teams from the Kootenay, Okanagan and Lower Mainland, were Emma wheeldon, Laurel Halleran and Emily Taylor.Perkins led all Bomber scorers with a tournament high eight goals in four games. First team to take the sting of the L.V. Rogers Bombers was NorKam from Kamloops.Score was 3-zip for LVR.Next it was Okanagan Mission of Kelowna.last_img read more

Rafa Nadal: “I don’t know if I train hard … but I do at home”

first_imgRafa Nadal continues serving the quarantine interval in Spain at his house in Porto Cristo along with his household ready for the enlargement of the coronavirus to return in Spain, the place there are already greater than 80,000 contaminated by the illness.Regardless of the restrictions, wherein we now have been in a position to see Nadal demonstrating his expertise within the kitchen and performing varied coaching workout routines, The Balearic continues along with his preparation to keep up his bodily tone at the second the competitors resumes on the ATP circuit.This Sunday Nadal revealed a photograph wherein he seems doing workout routines on a step machine together with the remark “At house we proceed. It’s important to keep energetic”, together with the hashtag #YoMeQuedoEnCasa in Spanish, Italian, French and English. Hard I don’t know … at house sure 👍🏻– Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) March 29, 2020ATP echoed Nadal’s photograph including the remark “Somebody continues to be coaching hard at house”, to which Nadal humorously replied: “I don’t know hard … at house sure” Nadal eagerly awaits his return to the circuit as soon as the coronavirus pandemic nightmare ends.last_img read more

Fort St. John Killbillies open season with a win

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Killbillies opened their season last Saturday with a game against the Grand Prairie Radleak Rollers.The team knocked off the Radleak Rollers 163-69 and had a constant lead of about 50 for most of the game. The team played fast and had a lot of hard hits according to Team President Jenna “Jennacide” Hildebrand.Hildebrand explained that the younger players on the team learnt a lot, threw some hits and got some good experience for the league. Jordan “Mitzz” Kosinsky was awarded the game MVP.- Advertisement -The Killbillies’ next games will be this Saturday in Peace River where they will play the Grimshaw Grim Reapers and the White Court Hot Rollers in a double header.The Next home game for the Killbillies will be May 26th at the North Peace Areana.last_img read more

Gospel group drives Jesus on fairway

first_imgEric Nesbit, golf ministry director at Westshore Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg, Pa., said they’ve had a golf ministry about a year and plan to hold their first invitational in June. The church has about 55 men in its golf league and is encouraging them to invite other men from outside the church to the invitational. Nesbit said church members heard about In His Grip and wanted to work with Lehman to start such a ministry at their church, which has about 2,500 people who regularly attend services. “Our strategy is not necessarily to have them join the church in the immediate future … but to show them a relationship, whether it’s friendship, enjoying the game of golf together in a Christian way,” he said. “If you were to play golf with me, I don’t curse or throw clubs. It’s a different way of playing golf. “We try to locate opportunities in the discussion where that (Gospel) will come up. You have to be careful. You don’t want to invite a nonbeliever and then rush right into it on the first hole. Hopefully, by them seeing how we interact with each other … will cause them to be interested and get that conversation started.” “Our vision is to reach every golfer in every nation,” Lehman said. “Right now we’re seeing a big trend of churches looking to meet people outside the four walls of the church, and this is a strategy to help them do that.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In His Grip holds training workshops for churches and shows them how to host golf tournaments to reach out to men who aren’t active churchgoers. Sevedge, 52, attended an In His Grip tournament about three years ago in Port Byron, Ill., where he said he was impressed by the character of golfers participating in the event. He said the experience helped lead him back to attending church regularly and to becoming involved in a Bible study group. A self-employed salesman, Sevedge plays about 60 rounds of golf a year and finished with an impressive 10-handicap last year. His church, Heritage Wesleyan in Rock Island, Ill., hosted the In His Grip tournament. “I’ve always believed in Christ,” he said. “But there was a long time I fell away and wasn’t an active participant. I would go to church and go through the motions. But this sparked me to really seek out my relationship with Christ. It led me back.” Golf courses are ideal places to share the Gospel because it takes hours to play a round, and it’s easy to talk while walking along fairways and riding in golf carts, organizers say. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It wasn’t a big tent revival, TV evangelist or personal crisis that led Russ Sevedge back to church. It was big drives and fast greens. Sevedge and other serious golfers like him are finding Jesus on the fairways because of the In His Grip Golf Association, a ministry that teaches churches how to use golf as a way to share the Gospel. Founder Scott Lehman said he got the idea for In His Grip from driving by golf courses on Sunday mornings and seeing men teeing off instead of going to church. “A lot of Sundays, you go by the golf course and they’re really packed,” Lehman said. “We felt like there was an opportunity to take our faith to the fairways and just meet them (golfers) where they’re at and introduce them to the church and ultimately to Jesus Christ.” last_img read more

Klopp taking nothing for granted despite Liverpool lead

first_imgLiverpool, however, have not won the English title in the Premier League era — their last domestic Championship crown came back in 1990.And with Tottenham having hammered Everton, Liverpool’s local rivals, 6-2 on Sunday, Klopp does not expect to have things all his own way during the rest of the season.“You (the media) make these stories about who is in and who is out,” said Klopp.“I saw the game against Everton who played absolutely more than okay and then they (Spurs) hit pretty much everything and it was really impressive how Tottenham did.“The same will happen to Arsenal and Chelsea. No decision is made, why should it be? Nobody should feel safe, no one should feel out of the race. It is not a time to think about it.“For me they (Tottenham) were never out so why should people be surprised they are now in? A lot of teams are in whatever you call the title race and that is how it should be.”The German added: “That is maybe only the difference to last year when pretty much nobody was in any more at this time and that is good for all supporters out there.“Being unbeaten in the league until December is not something I had too often in my life. We did really well so far, and we have to do even better from now on. That’s the challenge for us.”Liverpool fans know only too well that being top at Christmas is no guarantee of the league title.There may have only been two occasions in the past 10 years where the team top on December 25 failed to win the Premier League but in both instances it was Liverpool, in 2008 and 2014, who could not complete the job.Only James Milner among Liverpool’s current squad knows what it’s like to win the Premier League, having been a member of Manchester City’s victorious squads in 2012 and 2014.But Klopp, who won the Bundesliga title with Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012, insisted: “I know that all players who have won the title, at one time it was their first time.“You don’t know what is more important, is it experience, potential, attitude, desire or joy, being completely fresh having never had it before?“Experience is always good if you are young enough to use it. We have to use all experience from the last games, especially from the last season, and that’s much more important.“Character is always very important but with these boys there is no doubt about that because we achieved already in the past big things: finals, good positions in the league.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is taking nothing for granted in the title race © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 24 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the fact his side top the Premier League table heading into the busy holiday period counts for little.The Anfield club are four points clear at the summit going into their Boxing Day clash at home to Newcastle, with champions Manchester City second and Tottenham Hotspur six points adrift in third place.last_img read more

‘HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE’ – TRIBUTE TO TADHG CULBERT

first_imgThe news has come through this afternoon of the sad passing of our great friend, Cllr. Tadhg Culbert. Though a native of Tipperary, Tadhg was a Letterkenny man through and through. He was sent to Letterkenny with the P&T as it was back then and spent 40 years as an employee with An Post.Being a keen hurler, he first joined St. Eunan’s as a hurling player in the 70’s. He immersed himself in Letterkenny life, marrying Hilda Flood and becoming a long serving member of Letterkenny Town Council. He was a passionate follower of first Neil T. Blaney before becoming a great friend, supporter and ally to Dr. James McDaid and Fianna Fáil.Over the years he retained a keen interest in sport, in particular Tipperary hurling, St. Eunan’s GAA club, Letterkenny Rovers and the Irish football team. Tadhg was always a generous contributor to St. Eunan’s GAA club from his council bursaries and his unwavering support, and that of his colleagues on Letterkenny Town council in our recent Boundary dispute will long be remembered by our club. Tadhg was known to enjoy a pint and was a regular in Blake’s Bar, McClafferty’s, The Orchard and the Central where there was always a good story and some good, honest advice to be had.He was a good friend, and I will never forget him, I will remember him with a smile on his face.To Hilda, Andrew and Lisa and his wider circle of family and friends, we extend our deepest sympathies.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. May He Rest In Peace. Paul McGovern PRO Naomh Adhamhnáin ‘HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE’ – TRIBUTE TO TADHG CULBERT was last modified: April 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:’HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE’ – TRIBUTE TO TADHG CULBERTlast_img read more