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first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESVICTOR ESPINOZA, MIDCOURT, WINNER: “With him you never know how he is gonna perform coming out of the gate. He could go either way. Today he wanted to run,he broke not very quick, but when I encouraged him to go he wanted to do his own thing. I wasn’t going to take him out of his race so I just let him run and cruise around.“When I took the lead and was able to open up one or two lengths that was the key for him. We were in a good spot and in great shape all the way around, to be able to control the race that was enough for him. I started celebrating but I didn’t want to be too excited so early because its horse racing anything can happen but we got the job done. He’s a really talented horse in his own way. I have confidence in him because John Shirreffs has done an amazing job with him and it makes my job much easier to know that John is going to have him ready to go into the race.”TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SHIRREFFS, MIDCOURT, WINNER:  “Victor wasn’t sure if he was going to go to the lead or sit off the pace, but the horse put himself in the race and if he wanted to run that way, he didn’t want to take him out of it.  Yes, it is gratifying to see him make the lead, relax and finish like he did.  He’s been a project, but a good project.  We’ll stay home and run in the Santa Anita Handicap (Grade I, 1 ¼ miles on March 7).” LEE SEARING, OWNER, MIDCOURT, WINNER: “We bought this horse and you don’t anticipate that he’s not gonna want to train. Yes, we gelded him but at the same time, John, Victor and the grooms have done a marvelous job. If you can go back to the barn and you see what exactly John has done and how he has treated him. The little quirks and things that make him different it is no wonder the horses continue to improve.“He’s got that big stride and he may run with his head up and you would like it down a little further, but it doesn’t matter with this horse. This horse really wants to run, he wants to fool around at the barn, I mean he’s a real goofball, but he just wants to run now. This horse can turn out to be a star.”(On the Santa Anita Handicap): “I’ve only started one horse in my life in the Santa Anita Handicap and the horse was a long shot. Whether the one time we ran in the Kentucky Derby or the times we ran in the Breeder’s Cup, Santa Anita Handicap would be really fun. I’ve been doing this a long time. It’s fun to buy these horses and see, you know some of them don’t come along, but this one looks like we are moving right along.”NOTES: The winning owner is C R K Stable LC.last_img read more

WI Women ‘disappointed’ after conceding series

first_imgWest Indies Women lost against England Women by five wickets in their fifth and final one-day international (ODI) cricket encounter at Sabina Park yesterday, which in the process allowed the visitors to claim a 3-2 series victory.In what was a less-than-ideal batting display, West Indies Women, after winning the toss, were bowled out for a modest 155 in 47.1 overs, with England replying with 158 for five off 38.5 overs.Leading the batting charge for the West Indies was talismanic opener and joint Player of the Series, Stafanie Taylor, who in recording her third half-century of the series, a well-played 57, made most runs for the regional women.Middle-order batter, Britney Cooper, 23, and opener Hayley Matthews, 22, were the next best scorers against Player of the Match and the other joint Player-of-the-Series, left-arm spinner Alex Hartley, who took four for 24.The English, in pursuit of the victory target, were led by an unbeaten 58 from frontline batter Natalie Sciver.This was in addition to knocks of 34 from opener Tammy Beaumont and 29 from captain Heather Knight.”It’s disappointing that we were not able to pull it off, but this is what happens when you don’t show up,” said Taylor. “We had backed ourselves to get a total closer to 200, but that did not happen and it gave them a low total to chase.”But, overall, I am proud of the effort of the girls in the series, and it is for us to learn from this experience going forward.”Knight, in the meantime, praised the fight shown by her charges throughout the series.”It was tough series, but we always knew we had what it take to come out on top,” Knight said. ”It was all about application and in the final match I thought we did that brilliantly.”LEAPFROGGED COMPETITIONThe result also ensured that the English leapfrogged the regional women in the multi-year eight-team ICC Women’s Championship, which also serves as a qualifier for next year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup.England are now on 23 points, one more than the West Indies heading into their final set of matches next month.The West Indies will next play away to India, while England are scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka.World champions and early qualifiers Australia, on 30 points, lead the standings with New Zealand fourth on 20 and South Africa next on 17.The top four teams at the end of the championship, which offers two points for a win and one for a no-result, will automatically advance to the World Cup, with the other four down to contest a play-off series with two ICC Associate member countries.SCOREBOARDWEST INDIES WOMENH Matthews c Hartley b Elwiss 22S Quintyne c wkp Jones b Brunt 1*S Taylor st Jones b Hartley 57D Dottin c Sciver b Hartley 15+M Aguilleira c Sciver b Hartley 6B Cooper c Winfield b Brunt 23S Campbelle c Marsh b Hartley 4S King st Jones b Brunt 12A Fletcher lbw b Knight 2A Mohammed c Brunt b Knight 2S Connell not out 4Extras (lb4, w3) 7TOTAL (all out, 47.1 overs) 155Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Quintyne, 2.4 overs), 2-29 (Matthews, 11.1), 3-66 (Dottin, 22.1), 4-76 (Aguilleira, 26.3), 5-114 (Cooper, 37), 6-131 (Campbelle, 40.3), 7-137 (Taylor, 42.3), 8-148 (King, 44.5), 9-148 (Fletcher, 45.1), 10-155 (Mohammed, 47.1)Bowling: Brunt 9-1-35-3 (w1), Sciver 4-0-11-0, Gunn 5-1-18-0 (w1), Elwiss 3-1-11-1, Marsh 10-0-29-0, Hartley 10-1-24-4 (w1), Knight 6.1-0-23-2.ENGLAND WOMENL Winfield c King b Matthews 12T Beaumont c & b Fletcher 34*H Knight c wkp Aguilleira b Fletcher 29N Sciver not out 58D Wyatt c Cooper b Mohammed 12G Elwiss b Dottin 5+A Jones not out 4Extras (w4) 4TOTAL (5 wkts, 38.5 overs) 158Did not bat: K Brunt, J Gunn, L Marsh, A Hartley.Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Winfield, 8 overs), 2-56 (Beaumont, 16.1), 3-112 (Knight, 28.1), 4-133 (Wyatt, 33.5), 5-151 (Elwiss, 38).Bowling: Connell 3-0-15-0, Matthews 8-0-33-1, Dottin 4-0-23-1 (w3), Fletcher 10-2-28-2, Mohammed 6.5-0-32-1, Taylor 5-0-22-0, Quintyne 2-0-5-0.Result: England Women won by five wickets.Series: England won five-match series 3-2.Points: England Women 2, West Indies Women 0.Player-of-the-match: Alex Hartley.Umpires: G Brathwaite, N Duguid.last_img read more

Garcia on Ginebra loss to TNT: ‘I let my team down’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The loss sent Ginebra to a 0-2 start this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup and the Gin Kings’ early struggles have sparked a call from their fans to replace Garcia.The Los Angeles native hears all the doubts. That’s why he himself knows that he has to perform better than what his numbers show, averaging 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists this conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I got to be patient. Obviously. I’ve given up nothing. I’ve got to be more aggressive,” he said, taking responsibility for the KaTropa defeat.“I think I let my team down and I could do better out there.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ But it’s not all Garcia’s fault as even Cone called out his locals to show up as the Gin Kings prepare for Friday’s game against Blackwater.Garcia also remains confident that Ginebra will eventually weather this storm.“I believe in my guys. We’re gonna battle out there,” he said. “Also, it’s a system. Whatever coach Tim’s system is, I’ll go do it. It’s not about my skill set because I know what I can do. I’m not worried. It’s basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Neil Etheridge, Cardiff City earn Premier League promotion Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident PBA IMAGESCharles Garcia is keeping his faith in coach Tim Cone’s system as he aims to integrate himself better to Ginebra moving forward.“It’s a process, I’m new to the program and the team and it’s still a long season,” he said after the Gin Kings suffered another defeat, this time against TNT, 96-92 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Nigeria’s Etebo joins Stoke

first_imgThe 22-year-old is free to concentrate on his international commitments after leaving Portuguese side Feirense in a £6.35 million ($8.5 million) switch to second tier Stoke.Etebo agreed a five-year contract with Stoke, who were relegated from the Premier League in May and are hoping to win promotion from the Championship next season under new boss Gary Rowett.“We’re really excited to have got the deal over the line for Etebo. I’m looking forward to seeing him in a Stoke City shirt as I’m sure our supporters are too,” Rowett said.Etebo spent the second half of last season on loan with Las Palmas in La Liga and will link up with his new Stoke team-mates after the World Cup.He has been capped 14 times by Nigeria and came on as a substitute in last week’s friendly defeat against England at Wembley.Nigeria face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the group stage of the World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has joined second tier Stoke © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 11 – Nigeria midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo took a break from his World Cup preparations to join English Championship club Stoke on Monday.Etebo will be a member of the Nigeria squad when the World Cup gets underway in Russia on Thursday.last_img read more

England boss Roy Hodgson insists Liverpool star’s Euro 2016 dream is NOT over

first_imgRoy Hodgson insists Daniel Sturridge still has every chance of making England’s Euro 2016 squad.The Liverpool striker has not played in either of the Three Lions’ warm-up games against Turkey and Australia after picking up a calf problem.Given his injury history and the emergence of Marcus Rashford, who scored minutes into his international debut against the Aussies on Friday, Sturridge’s place on the plane to France looks in real jeopardy.But Hodgson, who has to cut his provisional squad of 26 to 23 by Tuesday, is refusing to rule Sturridge out of contention.The 26-year-old is expected to return to training on Monday and the England boss said: “I know Daniel Sturridge and if he is unfit when we play Russia in Marseille then that might make a difference, but there is no indication at the moment that the seriousness of his injury is such.“There is no suggestion the injury is putting his chances of playing in jeopardy, Daniel Sturridge is a very good quality player.“He is in the mix with everyone else.” 1 Daniel Sturridge last_img read more

Irish dancer Sophie has the world at her feet

first_imgSophie Duffy of the Smith McCarron school of Irish dance took second place at the World Championships held in Dublin last week. Sophie competed in the under 13s category, with over 200 qualifiers from across the globe.Only the top three competitors in each category got a coveted globe. Sophie also placed second in Montreal two years ago, and is delighted to be back on the podium.Sophie is taught by former Lord of the Dance leads, Tracy Smith McCarron and Don McCarron.Congratulations to Sophie and her teachers on this phenomenal success.Irish dancer Sophie has the world at her feet was last modified: April 24th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Irish Dancinglast_img read more


first_imgPlayed at North West Golf Club on Saturday 19th March 2011 Par 70 S.S.S 70Winner of Captain’s( Padraig MacLochlainn )Prize Stephen MacLochlainn (12) Buncrana G.C.                      67 1st Nett    Eugene Corry (9)      Newtownstewart G.C.682ND Nett   Danny McLaughlin    (14)     Letterkenny G.C.69b.o.t.3rd Nett   Jack Boyce (11)                     North West G.C.694th NettEddie McHugh    (16)        Letterkenny G.C.            70 b.o.t 5th Nett    Seamus MacLochlainn  (17)     North West G.C.        706th Nett     Shane Browne (16)Letterkenny G.C.71 b.o.t.1st GrossMichael McGeady (scr)    McCambridge/                       702nd GrossConnor Mallon (scr)        Nairn/Portnoo G.C.                      71  b.o.t.3RD GrossDamien Mooney  (scr)        Unattached71 4th Gross      Justin Mac Lochlainn(2) North West                              745th Gross       Cathal Patton (4)                Strabane G.C.        776th Gross    Kieran Doherty  (6)Strabane G.C                            79 B.O.T.End NORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCE NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 2011 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)last_img read more


first_imgFIXTURES.Senior Hurlers play Lisbellaw, Fermanagh in the Ulster Senior League in Mac Cumhaill Park Sat 4th at 2.00pm.Senior Footballer play Ogra Colmcille, Derry in in the Ulster Intermediate League Sun 5th 2.00pm. As part of this match, the Under 8’s will play a match before the Senior game. Bus leaves for Under 8’s at 10.15am.For further details contact Noel Doherty 0866028868CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to Courtney O Brien and Rachel Gavigan who both have made the Donegal Under 14 team. Well done girls!!!Congratulations to St Columba’s girls football team on reaching the Ulster School’s Football Quarter final.MAC CUMHAILL’S CLUB LOTTOThere was no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 3,14,15,19There were 2 match 3 winners.Bella O Meara, Ballybofey and Gerard Mc Hugh, Donegal road Each receives €75NEXT WEEK’S JACKPOT IS A MASSIVE €8,100€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €250. Contact any club committee member for detailsIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!UNDERAGE TRAININGTraining for underage teams is as follows,Under 6’s Boys and Girls: Wed 5.30pm. On Astro pitch Contact Alan Martin 0861723899Under 8’s: Boys and Girls : Wed 6.30 on Astro pitch.Contact Noel Doherty 0866028868Under 10’s Boys. Wed 6.30- 7.30 on Training pitch, weather permitting.Contact John Burke 0868185915Under 12’s Boys: Friday evenings 6.00pm. Contact Luke Gavigan 0877980865Camogie: Under 12/14 Tues 6.00-7.30All ages Fri 6.00-7.00pm.All new players welcome.REGISTRATIONRegistration is now open for 2012. ALL players and members must be registered before 31 March 2012. If you are not registered before this date, it will affect your player insurance and your voting rights at the AGM. Please contact Stephen Lynch. Cost of membership is: €70 for Family membership, € 30 for Adults and €10 for children.UNDERAGE REGISTRATION will take place in the clubhouse on the following dates,Fri 3rd 6.00pm- 7.30pm andWed 8th 5.30pm- 7.30pm.FOR SALEClub socks and togs for children up to age 14 and Canning hurls from sizes 26 – 35. Please contact John Burke at 086/8185915 for order form. IDEAL BIRTHDAY PRESENTS.UNDER AGE TEAMS.Help is required for the 2012 season with different underage teams for boys & girls football and hurling/camogie. Any adult players or parents interested in helping out with the underage teams should contact Alan Martin at 0861723899. Previous coaching experience is not required.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome!CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more information.Donegal yearbook on sale from clubhouse or contact any executive member. Only €10GAA NOTES: SEAN MACCUMHAILLS was last modified: January 30th, 2012 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:Sean MacCumhaill GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgThe final of the Buy a Buster 350 is the feature race on tonight’s greyhound racing card at Lifford Stadium.There are 12 races listed and the runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Toogoodtoobeat; 2, Cailin Or; 3, Toobufftootough; 4, Crash My World; 5, Bovally Mist; 6, Lisbuoy Fire. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Ballougry Bound; 2, Leahs Finch; 3, Wilma; 4, Cushie Willow; 5, Coolcholly Kate; 6, Backdoor Jamie.Race 3 Booking Office Novice 350 (350 yards): 1, Oghill Surprise; 2, Bardic Rose; 3, Burma Baby; 4, Pipeline Jean; 5, School Run; 6, Tons of Speed.Race 4 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal (525 yards): 1, Bua Napoleon; 2, Cant Change It; 3, Friend of Jack; 4, Original Song; 5, Keady Gift; 6, Claires Diamond.Race 5 “Like” Us on Facebook (525 yards): 1, Longrange Bazie; 2, Shinrone Dash; 3, Mullrook No Cash; 4, Quill Rocket; 5, Bua Milan; 6, Bold Cola. Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 525 (525 yards): 1, Hi Dibbles; 2, Blackstone Maxx; 3, Do It Ruso; 4, Goodinthehood; 5, Glebe Flyer; 6, Altmore Rose.Race 7 350 (350 yards): 1, Ghetto Buddy; 2, Garlyn Patch; 3, So So; 3, Quare Evening; 5, Ballybun Oshea; 6, Ardnasool Kagawa.Race 8 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Rampant Razzle; 2, Westwood Lee; 3, Uncle Lez; 4, Blackstone Hugh; 5, Longrange Shaw; 6, Nosey Taz.Race 9 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Belindas Cruise; 2, Do It Boy; 3, Whoop Whoop; 4, Smuring Convoy; 5, Altmore Champ; 6, Tahina Ace.Race 10 Buy a Buster 350 Final (350 yards): 1, Mottos Impact; 2, Mizen Magic; 3, Coldwater Aoife; 4, Tahina Kadyn; 5, Tahina Sabrina; 6, Blackhall Hero. Race 11 Gearoid McCafferty Stag Party 525 Stakes (525 yards): 1, Tommylees Buddy; 2, Killacolla Babe; 3, Tullna Island; 4, Townsend Panter; 5, Maid of More; 6, Mullrook Kofi.Race 12 Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Shanmoyle Legend; 2, Counterfit; 3, Quare Flame; 4, Hather If; 5, Mollies Fast; 6, Crash the Party.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more


first_imgMan of the Match Ryan McHugh. His two goals helped Donegal fans to a million euro in bookies winningsDONEGAL fans have bashed the country’s bookies – pocketing more than ONE MILLION euro in winnings.Even Paddy Power admitted they paid out more than TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO alone to fans given brilliant odds before yesterday’s stunning win over Dublin.Just two weeks ago Donegal Daily reported that some bookmakers were giving Donegal odds of 10/1 to beat the reigning All-Ireland champs. And the six point victory was greeted by canny Donegal punters.Some fans are now waiting on a final win – with Donegal given odds of 16/1 back in May.But it was yesterday’s game which proved such a windfall.Punters could get odds of 25/1 on a Donegal Senior and Minor double win over the respective Dublin teams. One Letterkenny fan won 25,000 Euro with a 1,000 punt!Happy Days! DONEGAL FANS BASH THE BOOKIES IN MILLION EURO WINDFALL was last modified: September 1st, 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) Tags:bookmakersdonegaldublinlast_img read more

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