Laois take step closer to Joe McDonagh Cup final with Antrim win

first_img WhatsApp Laois take step closer to Joe McDonagh Cup final with Antrim win Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 18th May 2019 Facebook Previous articleDeath occurs of well-known and popular local taxi driverNext articleLaois senior camogie lose out on Leinster final place to Offaly Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Home Sport GAA Laois take step closer to Joe McDonagh Cup final with Antrim win SportGAAHurlingLaois Senior Hurling Team GAA GAA Paddy Purcell Laois 2-24 Antrim 1-19Joe McDonagh Cup Round 2Eddie Brennan’s Laois hurlers are a step closer to reaching the Joe McDonagh Cup final after defeating Antrim in O’Moore Park this afternoon.A strong first half was crucial for Laois as they built up a lead that they could maintain in the second half to see out a very important win.Keeper Enda Rowland was Laois’s main man as he hit three long range frees and saved a first half penalty – which proved crucial.With games against Kerry and Westmeath, who destroyed Offaly today, to come. Laois sit at the top of the table.Laois had the breeze in the first half and they used very well – scoring two goals to take a ten point lead by half time.Paddy Purcell got their first goal in the opening ten minutes after a long puck-out from Enda Rowland was fielded by the captain on the edge of the square.Laois were very dominant in the opening half with Mark Kavanagh, Cha Dwyer, Jack Kelly and keeper Rowland all getting in on the scoring act.Antrim struggled and relied on Ryan McCambridge and Neil McManus for scores but they were given a lifeline at the midpoint of the half when referee Patrick Murphy harsly adjudged Padraig Delaney to have fouled McManus in the area.The veteran midfielder stepped up but his penalty was brilliantly saved by Rowland with Laois going straight down the other end as Cha Dwyer ended their lead.Antrim responded with a Keelan Molloy point but Laois soon had the ball in the net again when captain Paddy Purcell turned provider this time for Willie Dunphy who smashed the sliotar to the net.Antrim ended the half with points from McCambridge and Ciaran Clarke but a late Mark Kavanagh point put Laois ahead by 2-13 to 0-9 at half.Aaron Dunphy and keeper Enda Rowland extended Laois’s lead on the resumption of play and although McCambridge responded for Antrim, Laois went 12 clear with a Kavanagh free.McManus and Keelan Molloy (2) hit back for Antrim but Rowland’s third put 11 between them as we entered the closing 20 minutes.Ryan McCambridge and Ciaran Clarke pointed for Antrim but Mark Kavanagh’s sixth point left it 2-19 to 0-15 after 55 minutes.Cha Dwyer and Stephen Bergin extended the lead but an Antrim goal after 60 minutes from a Neil McManus from a 21 metre free made things closer for the final stages.But any chance Antrim had evaporated five minutes from the end when Ryan McCambridge was shown a second yellow card.Laois saw out the win and now sit safely at the top of the table before their next game against Kerry in three weeks.SCORERS – LAOIS: Mark Kavanagh 0-7 (four frees, two 65s), Paddy Purcell 1-0, Enda Rowland 0-3 (all frees), Willie Dunphy 1-0, Cha Dwyer 0-5, Jack Kelly 0-2, Ross King 0-1, John Lennon 0-1, Aaron Dunphy 0-2, Matthew Whelan 0-1, Stephen Bergin 0-1, Conor Phelan 0-1 ANTRIM: Neil McManus 1-3 (two frees), James McNaughton 0-3 (three frees), Paddy Burke 0-1, Ryan McCambridge 0-4, Keelan Molloy 0-3, Ciaran Clarke 0-2, David Kearney 0-1, Eoin O’Neill 0-2LAOIS: Enda Rowland (St Lazerian’s Abbeyleix); Donnacha Hartnett (Mountmellick), Matthew Whelan (Borris-Kilcotton), Joe Phelan (Camross); Padraig Delaney (The Harps), Ryan Mullaney (Castletown), Lee Cleere (Clough-Ballacolla); John Lennon (Rosenallis), Jack Kelly (Rathdowney-Errill); Cha Dwyer (Ballinakill), Willie Dunphy (Clough-Ballacolla), Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill); Mark Kavanagh (Rathdowney-Errill), Eanna Lyons (Ballyfin), Ross King (Rathdowney-Errill). Subs: Aaron Dunphy (Borris-Kilcotton) for Lyons (26), Conor Phelan (Castletown) for Lennon (45), Stephen Bergin (Clough-Ballacolla) for Delaney (48), Eoin Gaughan (Camross) for King (58), Eric Killeen (Rathdowney-Errill) for Cleere (63)ANTRIM: Ryan Elliott; Stephen Rooney, John Dillon, Phelim Duffin; Paddy Burke, Conor Boyd, Matthew Donnelly; Neil McManus, Nicky McKeague; James McNaughton, Ryan McCambridge, Keelan Molloy; Ciaran Clarke, Conor McCann, Eoin O’Neill. Subs: David Kearney for Donnelly and Nigel Elliott for McKeague (both ht)Referee: Patrick Murphy (Carlow)SEE ALSO – Row erupts between Fine Gael Local Election candidates over posters Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory TAGSJoe McDonagh CupLaois v Antrim 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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The new Dodge Charger Hellcat gets a few Demon pieces

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSChargerDodgeNews See More Videoscenter_img advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Dodge is shuffling the Charger lineup around a little for 2019, with perhaps the most exciting news being the fact the Hellcat trim will now borrow some pieces from the SRT Challenger Demon.The Charger Hellcat’s 6.2-litre V8 still makes 707 horsepower, but like the Demon it will now come equipped with launch assist and line-lock, plus an After-Run Chiller (to cool the supercharger after the car’s shut down) and torque reserve (to pre-load the supercharger for more torque when launching from a dead stop). Brass Monkey 20-inch wheels, a new grille and an Alcantara interior option round out the changes.That same new performance grille, plus the line lock and launch assist, will also come standard on the R/T Scat Pack, now, though power there is only – only – 485 hp. The regular R/T gets a new performance hood, fascia and spoiler, plus new seats, performance suspension and wheel options. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › The new-for-2019 SXT AWD trim delivers all-wheel-drive performance from the 300-hp Pentastar V6, plus an optional cold weather package if Canadian winters are what you’re planning to plow through. If you don’t need AWD, you get many of the same options on the also new rear-wheel-drive Charger GT trim. The bottom of the range is rounded out by the SXT.You can start ordering 2019 Dodge Chargers now, with deliveries expected to start in the fall. last_img read more

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Rodriguez gives Utah 66-64 win over Oregon

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Danielle Rodriguez hit a layup with two seconds left to give Utah a 66-64 win over Oregon on Friday night after the Utes had squandered a 10-point lead in the final 92 seconds.After two free throws by Rodriguez made it 63-53 with 1:32 to play, Lexi Petersen started the rally with a layup at 1:26. The Utes missed two free throws, and then Petersen made a layup and was fouled by Cheyenne Wilson, who also received a technical. Katelyn Loper made one of two free throws on the technical before Petersen completed her three-point play. That made it 63-59 with 1:03 to go.Utah made one of two free throws before Petersen scored again. She then hit a 3-pointer after a Utah turnover to tie the game with 18 seconds left. The Utes called a timeout at 10 seconds to set up the winner. Rodriguez took the inbounds pass near midcourt, drove down the left side, made a spin move and hit a 3-foot floater.Wilson led Utah (9-17, 3-12 Pac 12) with 16 and Taryn Wicijowski scored 13 of her 15 in the second half.Petersen and Jillian Alleyne had 18 each for the Ducks (12-14, 5-10), with Alleyne grabbing 13 rebounds.last_img read more

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Team SA profile: Cameron van der Burgh

first_img10 July 2012The South African team for the 2012 London Olympic Games includes one swimmer who is a world record holder in long course events: Cameron van der Burgh, the fastest breaststroke swimmer ever over 50 metres.The current South African swimmer of the year, his consistently high class performances have also been recognised by Swimming World Magazine, which has named Van der Burgh its African Swimmer of the Year for 2009, 2010 and 2011.A look at his international record confirms that he is a world-class talent with the ability to step onto the Olympic podium in London.Aged 24, Van der Burgh has been competing internationally since 2007 and has achieved notable successes on the world stage since then.World Championships bronzeThat year, he competed in the Fina World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne and was immediately among the medal winners, claiming bronze in the 50 metres after swimming the fastest time of the event in the heats of 27.49 seconds.He also shone at the All Africa Games in Algiers in July, doing the double in the 50m and 100m breaststroke.In 2008, Van der Burgh excelled on the Fina World Cup circuit and followed in the footsteps of Ryk Neethling by becoming the overall World Cup winner.During the 2008 series, he broke three short-course world records. He also became the first man to crack the 26-second barrier in the 50m when he won in Stockholm in a sensational time of 25.94.The 100 metres record had stood behind the name of Ed Moses since 2002, but the South African ace lowered that record from 57.47 to 56.88 seconds.10 victoriesHe finished the series with 12 medals in total, 10 of which were gold, with the other two being bronze medals.At the short course World Championships in Manchester, he placed third in the 50m and won silver in the 100m.At the Beijing Olympics, Vand er Burgh recorded an African record of 59.96sec in the 100m heats, which was the fifth fastest time. He was, however, a little off song in the semi-finals and missed out on the finals by one place.His best year, though, was to follow in 2009 and the highlight of his year came in Rome at the 13th Fina World Championships.Competing in the 100 metres first, he swam an African record 59.54 seconds in the heats. He then improved that mark to 59.13 in the semi-finals, which was the second fastest time.In the final, he cracked the 59-second barrier, clocking 58.95, but had to settle for bronze in another African record.World Championships 50 metresThe best was yet to come for van der Burgh, however, in the 50 metres. He set a championship record and African record in the heats, breaking 27 seconds in a time of 26.92.He went even faster in the semi-finals, establishing a world record of 27.74sec to claim his place in the final.Once more, with medals up for grabs, Van der Burgh rose to the challenge and improved on his own world record to capture gold in 26.67 seconds, a mark that stands to this day and is unlikely to be challenged any time soon given the change in regulations regarding swimsuits since that time.In November, he repeated as the overall winner of the Fina World Cup Series, despite being challenged by fellow South African Roland Schoeman in the 50 metres, with Schoeman twice managing to defeat the world record holder.South African flag carrierHe captured two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where he had the honour of carrying the South African flag, defeating a strong challenge from traditional powerhouse Australia, taking the 50m in 27.18 and the 100m in 1:00.10.There was further World Championships success in 2010 for Van der Burgh in Dubai when he claimed gold in the 100m in 56.80sec and silver in the 50m in 26.03sec.Last year, in 2011, Van der Burgh did the double of 50m and 100m golds at the All Africa Games in Maputo, winning both titles with some ease. He also picked up two bronze medals at the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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NCR is not equipped to provide Games security

first_imgThe Commonwealth Games are less than a year away. But the police in Noida and Ghaziabad-which will host a large number of foreign visitors-are still clueless about how they are supposed to beef up security for the extravaganza.The Union home ministry is meant to release Rs 22 crore to the two satellite towns of Delhi under the Commonwealth Games Security Scheme. But even though the scheme was announced in 2007, the forces are yet to see the money.While Gautam Budh Nagar (comprising Noida and Greater Noida) is to receive Rs 12 crore for boosting security, Ghaziabad is to get Rs 10 crore for modernising its police force. “The scheme is very much on,” claims inspector general (Meerut zone) Javed Akhtar. “We are actively taking it up with the Centre. The matter is being considered by both sides and the fund allocation should happen soon.”But Akhtar sounds more hopeful than confident. Other police officers admit things don’t look very promising. “Time is flying fast. But we have seen no preparation whatsoever with regard to the Commonwealth Games,” reveals a senior officer in Ghaziabad.”There are police stations in Noida and Ghaziabad where complaints are not accepted in English. The policemen there don’t speak English.  How are they expected to cope with the large influx of foreign tourists?”Security enhancement is supposed to happen at two levels. These two will host a sizeable number of tourists.First is the general security, under which the overall security of the region will be improved and the police infrastructure will be modernised.advertisementThen, there is the eventspecific security, under which a highly skilled force will be deployed at the cycling venue on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.Under the planned measures, both Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad are to have 70-room transit hostels for non-gazetted officers and media briefing rooms.About 50 police assistance booths are to be developed in each district. A 24-hour power back-up plan along with a state-of-the-art reception area at all police stations is also included.Noida was also intended to get 60 new Gypsies under the ‘Crime Prevention Plan’, along with wireless sets and 50 motorcycles.Ghaziabad was also supposed to get new vehicles according to its budget and requirements.A 500-camera-based security system was also planned. These cameras were be installed at all strategic points in the city and a proposal of establishing a mobile network for Noida and Ghaziabad was also cleared.Noida currently has around 20 Chetak gypsies and 22 Leopard jeeps. The traffic police just have one interceptor, three breath analysers and two speed radars to nab offenders.Some of the venues that will provide hospitality to foreign dignitaries also say they have received no communication with regard to security, etiquette and coordinaion plan for the Games.Courtesy: Mail Todaylast_img read more

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LOOK: Local basketball courts get makeover for ‘Hyper Court’ experience

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Hyper Court app, which is powered by Google, features exclusive basketball content without the use of data. Through the app, Filipino hoopers instantly get their hands on videos of training routines.Nike on Friday also officially unveiled the five new-look basketball courts where players can get free content via Hyper Court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingREAD: LOOK: LeBron shouts out PH fans for sprawling mural in TaguigEach court features image of basketball superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving in stunning color. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Arturo Torres, a Dallas-based illustrator, created the artworks that can be found across four cities in Metro Manila.The Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig now shows a mural of James doing his signature dunk.DCIM100MEDIADJI_0105.JPGAt the nearby Ususan  Court also in Taguig is where Torres’ masterpiece of Bryant is laid out.In Makati at Comembo Covered Court lies an artwork of Durant while the design featuring his former teammate and reigning NBA MVP Westbrook brings the Scarlet Homes Covered Court in Parañaque to life.ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malditas save PH from shutout Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Lastly, Irving, the dazzling Boston Celtics guard, can be found over at the YCL Covered Court in Quezon City. Ballers in Metro Manila can now easily access training drills to to raise their game to new heights with the Hyper court, a virtual basketball training tool.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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