Tony Becca | Turning back the TT clock

first_imgAsk anybody, anyone in their senior years, when were the golden days of table tennis in Jamaica, and without batting an eyelid, he or she will answer, the 1950s through to the 1980s. Those were the days of clubs like Cambridge, YMCA, Rainbow, Silver Slipper, Atomic Aces, Wilfost Aces, T’View, Hylton’s, JCYA, and Oliver’s Decorating. They were also the days of the many small clubs and church halls like Lyndhurst Methodist Church and St Matthews Anglican Church, and the York Park Fire Station, where the game used to be played regularly and religiously. Those were the days when players like Willie Estwick, Bunny McLean and Danny O’Connor, Fuarnado Roberts, Glen Mitchell, Leo Davis, Jeff Lewis, Jasper Adams, Cupidon Murray, Sammy Wright, Maurice Foster, Dave Foster, Joy Foster, Monica DeSouza, Ronnie Wills, Orville Haslam, Anita Belnavis, Ingrid Mangatal, Sandra Riettie, Roberto Byles, Stephen Hylton, Richard Stephenson and Michael Tenn used to wield their racquets. Those were the days when boys used to walk around with racquets in the back pockets and when it was five points to a set of serves, 21 points for a game, and three or five games for a match, and during those games, whenever the score reached anywhere from 15-15, or 16-16, or 17-17, or 18-18, or 19-19, it was time for “war”. In Jamaica, and in the Caribbean also, players like Roberts, Davis, Mitchell, Maurice Foster, Dave Foster, Haslam, Hylton, Joy Foster, DeSouza, and Belnavis were kings and queens, and in the Caribbean, Jamaica was tops for many, many years; many times in long, unbroken sequences. And, especially in the men’s section, Jamaica’s dominance was usually comfortable, as easy as, in those days of Swaything Cup, of 9-0 scorelines for almost all contenders. Those were the days also when Roberts once defeated former world champion Richard Bergman in a one-game ‘friendly’, and later on, those were the days of a trip by the national team to China, those were the days of a visit of a team from faraway China, of the Lovebird Table Tennis Tournament, which, year after year, brought many international stars, including a world champion like Stellan Bengtsson, to play here, and those were the days when the “nationals” were played year after year at the National Arena for four days each time, and before good crowds. Those were also the days of monthly tournaments; tournaments like the Keith Alberga Tournament and the Memorial tournament for seniors, the Scotiabank and the Jamaica National tournaments for juniors of three age groups, club tournaments for divisions one, two, and three, and, for a short time, a women’s league, and also including, for a time, the Super League Tournament, which was designed for men, women, and boys. There was also a business house tournament, for men and women played once per week, on every Thursday evening. Those were the days when DeSouza lost to the world champion Hu Yu Lan in the Round of 16 at the Asian African Latin American Friendship Tournament in China in 1973, and when Haslam defeated Trevor Taylor, the Commonwealth champion from England, during the ‘Lovebird’ of 1975. Table tennis was marked by four healthy periods in those days – the days of Roberts, the Fosters and company; Haslam, DeSouza and company, Stephenson, Tenn, Belnavis and company; and the days of Byles, Coin McNeish, Hylton, David Marshalleck, Managtal, Riettie and company. There were also the days of the promising juniors like Terrence Matthews, Ludlow Bailey, Michael Hyatt, Julie Armstrong, Sharon Becca, and Sophia Virgo. Those were the days up to the late 1980s, however. Since then, since the 1990s or so, table tennis, but for one or two occasions, and but for the one or two players like national champions Simon Tomlinson and Yvonne Foster, table tennis in Jamaica has returned almost to the days of “ping pong”. Fortunately, however, there is now a flicker of hope of a national resurrection. Once again, Jamaica has been playing the game around the country. It has procured the services of a qualified coach from a recognised table tennis country, and a country with a rich history. The hope is that Satoshi Takashima, the recently arrived Japanese coach and former Japanese national player, will contribute to Jamaica’s new approach towards building a love for the game and its climb, not only back to the days of old, but beyond, probably way beyond its previous accomplishments. Table tennis was once a big sport in this country, and it can be big again, if not as big, despite its disadvantage in the money stakes. President Godfrey Lothian is obviously not a very popular man in the fraternity, but he is attempting to spread the sport all over the country once again. He has got a coach who is now in place, he is moving the sport, and whether any one likes him, whether he played the game, he is now running the sport, and from most accounts, he is now doing well. Table tennis needed a breath of fresh air. It needed a man like Baz Freckleton despite his few weaknesses, other men like Keith Alberga, Roy Hylton, and Ken McLachlan, men who devoted their time to it, and it needed it a long time ago. It has now got some of what it wanted, it has now got a working president instead of a playing president and it has now got what it needed, a Japanese who is supposed to know the game inside and outside and one who can guide the development of Jamaica’s players. Jamaica may not, for now, produce world champions like Japan’s Ogimura, Tanaka, Hasegawa, and Itoh, Matsuzaki, Fukatsu, Morisawa, and Kowada, or rise to be world champions, but with a little luck, Jamaica may once again produce some players like Haslam and Roberts, Joy Foster and DeSouza, or even better, and rise to the top of Caribbean table tennis. MONTHLY TOURNAMENTSlast_img read more

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MCSP Holds Gender Technical Update for PSEs

first_imgParticipants during a role play session.The USAID funded Maternal and Child Survival Program’s (MCSP) Human Resources for Health (HRH) project recently held a five-day gender technical update for 20 faculty members and preceptors from seven pre-service education (PSE) institutions in the country.The training was conducted from December 4-8 and coincided with this year’s just concluded observance of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign.Through role playing, group discussions and interactive games, participants in the five-day event explored key concepts on integrating gender into their workplaces and curricula by exploring topics such as: Understanding Gender and Social Norms; Gender-sensitive and Rights-based Care; Engaging Men in Sexual Reproductive Health Promotion; and Gender-based Violence.“It is very motivating to be together as educators, working through these issues and how to address them with our students,” said one participant from the Midwifery Training Program in the Southeastern Region.It is anticipated that MCSP/HRH staff, PSE faculty and preceptors will work with the regulatory bodies to develop standards that are gender sensitive with emphasis on sexual harassment and pregnancy.It is hoped that along with MCSP/HRH the PSE institutions will identify gender focal persons to create awareness in all supported schools, especially on gender-related standards, and will start discussions with the institutions to develop at least two policy documents focusing on sexual harassment and pregnancy as well as work with the schools to develop and implement a peer provider reproductive health/family planning program.The MCSP Liberia/HRH project is focused on strengthening midwifery and medical laboratory technician PSE in targeted institutions throughout the country as a part of USAID’s contribution to the health workforce program strategy for the development of a fit for purpose productive and motivated health workforce to help reduce maternal and newborn deaths.The PSE training institutions that participated in the gender technical update workshop comprised those with registered midwifery (RM) and/or medical laboratory technician (MLT) programs, including: Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA); Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences; United Methodist University (UMU); Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences; Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery; Phebe Paramedical Training Program; and Midwifery Training Program for the Southeastern Region.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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GPS technology a driving force now

first_imgI have always disliked “back-seat drivers” because they never cease to state the obvious. I figure if someone eight inches away from me can see something I can’t, we’re already in big trouble. But those prejudices have to change fast as there’s a new back-seat driver in my family that won’t flinch at the threat of being dumped off at a street corner – the global positioning system, or GPS, unit. Developed by the U.S. Department of Defense in the 1970s, GPS devices can pinpoint a person’s location to within several meters by using a network of more than 24 satellites that orbit approximately 11,000 miles above Earth. That’s why these hard-plastic electronic gadgets are the newest must-have among outdoors enthusiasts and the directionally challenged. Can’t figure out which way is north or south? No problem. If you’re like my sister, who gets lost in Wal-Mart, a GPS unit is your new best friend. Type in an address and it’ll give you step-by-step directions as you’re driving. An arrow on the screen will show exactly where you are and there’s a virtual speedometer. But there can be problems. One time I was driving with a friend in Los Angeles inching down the 105 Freeway. She had a portable GPS unit on the dashboard, which interrupted our conversation with a command to “Take exit in 300 meters.” It didn’t know we were in the car-pool lane. In December, a British ambulance crew transferring a patient to a London-area hospital relied on their GPS – and drove 200 miles in the wrong direction. As with all technology that becomes available to America’s pencil pushers, GPS units are popping up in people’s hands and vehicles as stores slash price tags. The NPD Group, a market research firm in New York, has reported that the average price of a GPS unit fell by more than 50 percent in the past year – from $684 in 2005 to $322 in 2006 – helping to fuel a shopping frenzy that saw sales increase by 670 percent. With numbers like that, marketers are salivating. Dunkin’ Brands was the first to litter the digital roadway by signing an agreement with GPS manufacturer TomTom. Through this collaboration, users now can pinpoint every Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins in the country. The GPS unit will beep or flash an icon as you drive by a franchise. Before T.S. Elliot died in 1965, an age eerily devoid of laptops, cell phones and iPods, the famed poet lamented, “Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?” Mr. Elliot, we still can’t answer that question. Chantal Allan is an avid driver and a graduate journalism student at the University of Southern California.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Manchester United HAVE made move for PSV star, confirm Dutch club

first_imgManchester United have made contact with PSV Eindhoven over Memphis Depay are are in pole position to land the Dutch star.Depay has scored 20 league goals to help his side win the Eredivisie title is regarded as one the hottest prospects in Europe.PSV are resigned to losing the 21-year-old forward and technical director Marcel Brands has confirmed that United have made contact about a potential deal for the Netherlands international, who played under current Red Devils boss Louis Van Gaal at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil.“We had a telephone call from them (Manchester United) about him”, Brands revealed on Dutch television.Brands insisted there has no been no formal offer from United, adding: “There are several clubs that have expressed an interest.”However, talkSPORT understands a bid from United is imminent, and they are firm favourites to sign the £25million-rated starlet.Liverpool, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain are also ready to enter the race, but Van Gaal is confident of luring his fellow countryman to Old Trafford. 1 Memphis Depay last_img read more

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Giordano enjoying her retirement from coaching

first_img It’s almost unheard of for a freshman to start at shortstop in the Foothill League. “I think the last one might have been Robby Davis, who started here at Saugus as a freshman 20 years ago – then transferred to Hart the next season,” Saugus coach John Maggiora said. “Zachary is very fundamentally sound and goes about his business. He’s a hard worker and just a very solid player. We expect some big things from him in the next four years.” Valencia High’s baseball season began in dramatic fashion Saturday. Justin Shults hit a tying, two-run home run with two out in the bottom of seventh, and Cameron Tillisch followed with an RBI double in the eighth to cap a 5-4 scrimmage victory over visiting Chaminade of West Hills. Valencia followed with a 9-2 victory over West Torrance later in the day. Jordan Bottenfield had four hits in two games and scored the winning run against Chaminade. Casey Mulligan hit a three-run home run, and winning pitcher Scott Fowler carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning against West Torrance. Hart standout Ian Feldman has left Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ baseball team after two seasons to concentrate on academics. He spent last semester as a student abroad at the National University of Singapore, and he plans to graduate a year early next year. Feldman’s brother, Mason, is playing baseball as a senior at Thacher School in Ojai. Saugus High is seeking nominations for the school Hall of Fame. Information: http://www.hart.k12.ca.us/saugus/sports2/hall. Nominees must have graduated at least five years ago. How about David Parker, who played football in the late ’90s? He was the best quarterback the Centurions ever had. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Giordano had planned a trip to the Amazon this spring but instead is busy planning the wedding of her daughter Nicole who is marrying former Saugus High classmate Adam Stoll in May. “Now I’m in wedding mode,” said Giordano, whose other daughter, Janine, also is engaged. The itch to continue coaching isn’t completely gone. Giordano plans to coach her 7-year-old granddaughter Madi’s T-ball team. “It’s one practice and one game a week. I think I can handle that,” Giordano said. The newest Foothill League baseball phenom is freshman Zach Vincej, who’s won the starting shortstop job at Saugus – one of the Southland’s most successful programs, winning 43 games the past two seasons. For the first time in at least two decades, former Hart High softball coach Cathy Giordano can finally take a deep breath now that she’s retired – and she’s loving every minute of it. The 56-year-old Saugus mother of four has dedicated herself to being a mom, and she’s enjoying traveling and golfing on a steady basis. She recently returned from a three-week vacation in Italy, followed by a two-week break in Hawaii. “I’m really happy,” Giordano said. “It’s been so long since I haven’t been involved with softball during this time of year that I don’t even remember how long it’s been. I plan on playing a lot of golf and spending a lot of time with my family, and that’s all I’ve ever really wanted to do. My family comes first, and that’s hard to do when you’re coaching high school softball.” After coaching youth and travel teams, followed by a stint at Saugus High, Giordano coached at Hart the past seven years – making the playoffs every season – before retiring last spring. Hart’s new coach is her close friend Steve Calendo, a Hart assistant under Giordano in 2002 and 2003. last_img read more

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Dortmund star urged to ignore Liverpool, Palace to sign ex-Chelsea winger?

first_imgHowever, the Blues will not be bullied into selling Belgium winger Hazard – even for £170m. (Mirror)Former Chelsea captain John Terry will reportedly retire from football after leaving Aston Villa at the end of last season. (Mirror)Crystal Palace have been tipped to sign former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle from Borussia Dortmund. The Germany international will be allowed to leave BVB this summer and he prefers a return to English football. (Kicker)Barcelona have accepted a £22m offer from Everton for France international left-back Lucas Digne. (Mirror)Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Harry Maguire, the England defender, from Leicester. Manchester United could make a £65m bid for the centre-back, but they will have to sell one of Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly or Chris Smalling first. (Mail) Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti TOP WORK talkSPORT.com round up all the must-read transfer related stories from Sunday’s newspapers and online…Marco Reus has urged team-mate Christian Pulisic to ignore interest from Liverpool and remain at Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Express)Alexis Sanchez has finally linked up with Manchester United’s squad on their pre-season tour of the US having been granted a visa to visit the country. (Sun)Chelsea are working on a deal to sign Anthony Martial, the Manchester United forward, as a replacement for Eden Hazard. Hazard is a target of Real Madrid’s. (Sunday Times) The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED United are ready to trigger an extension in Anthony Martial’s contract that will keep the France international at Old Trafford until June 2020. (Mirror)Barcelona have made a third bid for Willian, the Chelsea star, which is said to be worth more than £55m. (Sun)Tottenham continue to lead the race for Jack Grealish, the Aston Villa midfielder, but they are set to open the bidding at £20m – only half Villa’s valuation of the 22-year-old. (Sun)Manchester City are lining up an £89m offer for Miralem Pjanic, the Juventus midfielder. (Tuttosport) Maguire starred for England at the World Cup moving on Martial wants to leave Manchester United this summer IN DEMAND targets targets LIVING THE DREAM Latest transfer news LATEST Dean Ashton, the former England forward, believes Willian is more important to Chelsea than Eden Hazard, amid the latter’s links to Real Madrid.Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud on loanJeremie Boga has left Chelsea after 10 years to sign for Italian Serie A side Sassuolo. The young French winger made just one appearance for Chelsea’s senior side.center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Richarlison could leave Watford just one year after joining the Hornets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Everton are expected to finalise the £40m signing of Watford forward Richarlison, 21, on Monday. (Liverpool Echo)Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer, who currently represents Borussia Monchengladbach of the Bundesliga. (Express)Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mingolet is reportedly a target of Barcelona’s. The LaLiga champions are searching for a new back-up glovesman with Jasper Cillessen expect to leave Camp Nou this summer. (Marca)Chelsea have been told to pay upwards of £45m (€50m) if they want to sign Italy centre-back Daniele Rugani from Juventus. (TMW)And here are the top talkSPORT.com storiesFormer Everton striker Kevin Campbell has backed the Toffees’ move for Richarlison, claiming the 21-year-old IS worth £50m. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 3 3 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED 3last_img read more

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‘Zaha would be one of the best had Fergie stayed at Man United’

first_imgWilfried Zaha would be one of the best players in the Premier League right now if he was coached by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, according to former Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray.Eagles star Zaha recently lifted the lid on his ill-fated spell at Old Trafford, describing his time with the club as “hell”.The 25-year-old was Ferguson’s last ever signing as Man United manager back in January 2013, but after his £15million move was completed he was loaned back to Crystal Palace and helped them secure promotion to the Premier League.He finally joined United that summer, but Zaha ended up returning to Selhurst Park just two years later after making only four appearances under then-manager David Moyes. Zaha has since gone from strength to strength for the Eagles, becoming their talisman and leading goal provider – he already has three goals in four games this season.And yet, Murray believes the winger would be one of the best players in the entire country by now if Fergie was still in charge when he joined United.READ MORE: Alex Ferguson never spoke to Zaha, says ex-Crystal Palace boss Neil WarnockMurray joined talkSPORT for an exclusive chat on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Friday.And, asked it’s the right time for Zaha to move on again having been heavily linked away from Palace in the summer, the ex-Eagles striker said: “It’s a tough one.“Palace definitely bring the best out of him and I’m sure it would be a worry in Wilfried’s mind that if he was to move again it may not go as well. 2 Zaha endured a miserable two year spell with Manchester United 2 Zaha is Crystal Palace’s star player, but is the 25-year-old now ready to take his career to the next level? “I’m sure he’ll be a little bit scarred from the Man United move.“But for me, I’ve seen him come through as youngster and he is a fantastic player, the only way is up for him.“And I honestly believe that if Fergie was still at Old Trafford when Wilfried went up there, he would be one of the best now.”Listen back to Glenn Murray on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!last_img read more

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RALLY RESULTS: BOYLES STILL LEAD AFTER DAY 2 OF DONEGAL RALLY

first_imgBoyle-ing – the Lettermacaward men still lead – Pic Gary FoyDECLAN and Brian Boyle still have their noses in front in the Donegal International Rally – just!Here’s a run-down of where they’re all at going into Day 3 tomorrow.  O/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS13RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev12Declan Boyle/Brian BoyleSubaru WRC6O/A8:57.70:001:32:36.721Sam Moffett/James O’ReillyFord Fiesta WRC6O/A9:06.50:001:33:13.90:37.20:37.237Darren Gass/Enda SherrySubaru WRC6O/A9:06.50:001:33:27.20:50.50:13.343Garry Jennings/Rory KennedySubaru WRC619:06.50:001:34:01.51:24.80:34.356Derek McGarrity/James McKeeSubaru WRC629:06.50:001:36:13.73:37.02:12.2610Josh Moffett/John RowanMitsubishi Evo 9419:06.50:001:39:14.56:37.83:00.8724Eugene Meegan/Sarah WhelanMitsubishi Evo 9429:06.50:001:40:27.77:51.01:13.2825Stephen McCann/Lisa O’DowdMitsubishi Evo 9439:06.50:001:41:51.79:15.01:24.0928Aaron McHale/Paul McGeeMitsubishi Evo 94410:03.30:001:44:13.211:36.52:21.51083Callum Devine/Liam McLaughlinFord Fiesta R22110:30.20:001:47:06.214:29.52:53.011109Richard Tanahill/Aileen KellyPeugeot 2082210:30.10:001:47:26.014:49.30:19.81241Brian O’Keefe/Sean HaydeSubaru Impreza4510:28.70:001:47:39.115:02.40:13.11376Paddy McDaid/Oliver DohertyCitroen C2R22310:41.70:001:48:56.916:20.21:17.814104Martin O’Donnell/John M O’DonnellHonda Civic1110:58.00:001:49:52.217:15.50:55.315102Gavin Kelly/Eamonn GillespieHonda Civic1211:05.10:001:50:07.617:30.90:15.41626Brendan Cumiskey/Gerry McVeighMitsubishi Evo 94610:08.80:001:51:14.418:37.71:06.81784Ed Twomey/William LynchFord Fiesta ST2411:16.50:001:51:29.218:52.50:14.818103Mark Ewing/Danny CannonHonda Civic1311:05.40:001:51:58.419:21.70:29.21939RJoseph McGonigle/Ciaran GeaneyRenault Clio R3Maxi3110:24.25:002:04:55.532:18.812:57.120141Alistair Glenn/Paul GallagherPeugeot 2062512:38.10:002:07:25.634:48.92:30.1Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS13RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev115Daniel McKenna/Arthur KieransFord Escort Mk214O/A9:06.50:001:36:30.8214Gary McPhillips/Paul SheridanFord Escort Mk214O/A9:06.50:001:36:50.60:19.80:19.8332Conor Harvey/Gerard CallaghanFord Escort14O/A9:06.50:001:38:15.41:44.61:24.8419Frank Kelly/Liam BrennanFord Escort1419:06.50:001:38:44.62:13.80:29.2522Brian Brogan/Damien McGettiganFord Escort Mk21429:06.50:001:39:24.22:53.40:39.6623Adrian Hetherington/Gary NolanFord Escort Mk21439:06.50:001:40:03.73:32.90:39.57160Richard Moffett/Martin ConnollyToyota Starlet1319:06.50:001:41:22.84:52.01:19.1820Damien Gallagher/Mac WalshFord Escort1449:06.50:151:41:46.65:15.80:23.8918Wesley Patterson/Johnny BairdFord Escort1459:06.50:001:42:06.55:35.70:19.910165Vivian Hamill/Stephen ThorntonFord Escort RS1469:06.50:001:43:12.16:41.31:05.61170Gerard McQuaid/Gary QuinlanFord Escort Mk21329:59.60:001:43:48.07:17.20:35.91231Jim McKenna/Thomas TreanorFord Escort14710:00.80:001:44:32.18:01.30:44.11342Patrick McHugh/Pauric O’DonnellFord Escort13310:06.00:001:44:49.98:19.10:17.81436Robbie Peoples/Keith StewartFord Escort Mk214810:19.70:001:45:18.28:47.40:28.31545John McQuaid/Seamus O’ConnorFord Escort Mk21499:54.20:001:45:19.28:48.40:01.01654Adrian McElhinney/Paddy GormanFord Escort Mk213410:17.40:001:45:58.89:28.00:39.61761Brendan McDaid/Russell HaroldFord Escort Mk213510:07.10:001:46:28.29:57.40:29.41867Paul Doherty/Hugh CollFord Escort Mk213610:16.60:001:46:46.110:15.30:17.91951Kevin Bradley/Graham HendersonFord Escort Mk211R110:29.00:001:46:54.310:23.50:08.22049Andrew McLoone/William KehoeFord Escort RS13710:35.40:001:46:57.510:26.70:03.22147Thomas Keys/Dean O’SullivanFord Escort Mk213810:36.60:001:47:32.811:02.00:35.32272Paul Gallagher/Patrick GallagherFord Escort Mk111R210:26.80:001:47:38.311:07.50:05.52399Garry Gallagher/Lee CullenToyota Corolla11R310:30.50:001:47:54.111:23.30:15.824110Paul Creamer/Patrick DurningHonda Civic11F110:40.30:001:47:57.211:26.40:03.12548Gary McElhinney/Johny CharlestonFord Escort Mk213910:38.60:001:48:09.611:38.80:12.42644Kieron Graffin/Paddy RobinsonMitsubishi Evo1016110:18.80:001:48:12.811:42.00:03.22796Barry McGill/Derek HeenaFord Escort Mk29110:11.90:001:48:30.411:59.60:17.62880Enda McCormack/Colin FitzgeraldHyundai WRC15110:25.80:001:48:30.611:59.80:00.22992Liam McFall/Matthew McKennaMitsubishi Evo 916210:41.30:001:48:30.812:00.00:00.23095Liam McMullan/John CollHonda Civic11F210:44.40:001:48:34.612:03.80:03.831156Anthony Hand/James McCarvilleFord Escort Mk211R410:29.30:001:48:39.712:08.90:05.13282Gerard McFall/Conor O’LoanMitsubishi Evo 916310:39.20:001:48:50.012:19.20:10.333115James McDermott/Paul McDermottVauxhall Chevette12110:37.50:001:49:11.012:40.20:21.03479Liam Egan/Raymond CoppingerToyota Corolla WRC15210:47.30:001:50:15.613:44.81:04.63568John Dolan/Jack McGinleyFord Escort Mk2131010:47.90:001:50:27.013:56.20:11.43650John Watters/David KellyFord Escort141010:58.70:001:50:27.413:56.60:00.437118Andrew Hegarty/Eoin KellyFord Escort Mk212210:39.80:001:50:54.714:23.90:27.33874Eamonn Doherty/Loretta KellyFord Escort Mk211R511:02.10:001:51:00.314:29.50:05.63937RWillie McFadden/Pat McSharryFord Escort G313119:06.55:001:51:00.514:29.70:00.240130Roy Baldrick/Darren HarveyTalbot Sunbeam131210:50.40:001:51:17.614:46.80:17.14190Denis Ferry/James HeraghtySubaru Impreza15310:51.00:001:51:20.114:49.30:02.54278Ashley Dickson/Niall BurnsMitsubishi Evo916410:49.80:001:51:34.815:04.00:14.74364Jason Roache/Paddy McCruddenFord Escort Mk2131310:53.30:001:51:38.715:07.90:03.944106Kevin McDaid/Paul McCaffertyOpel Corsa9210:55.80:001:51:54.415:23.60:15.745116Dan McCanny/Martin GallogleyFord Escort131411:02.60:001:51:58.415:27.60:04.046149Kyle McGettigan/Liam DohertyToyota Corolla11R610:58.80:001:52:16.415:45.60:18.04740RConor Curley/Nigel FrazerFord Escort Mk2141110:06.85:001:52:56.716:25.90:40.348122Paul Rowley/Patrick BridesHonda Civic11F311:05.40:001:52:57.216:26.40:00.549114Kevin McHugh/Evan HughesFord Escort Mk2131510:57.50:001:52:58.716:27.90:01.55091Christy Carey/Kieran BaileyMitsubishi Evo 820110:52.60:001:52:59.116:28.30:00.45163Donal Connolly/Danny McLaughlinFord Escort12310:44.30:001:53:06.816:36.00:07.752113Shaun Callaghan/Patrick McBrideFord Escort Mk2131611:02.30:001:53:08.116:37.30:01.353123Stanley McKeown/Mervyn HawthorneToyota Corolla11R710:50.00:001:53:30.817:00.00:22.754145Johnny Wilhare/Cahir WilhareHonda Civic11F411:18.00:001:54:32.018:01.21:01.255126John Sweeney/Emmett KellyHonda Civic16511:03.70:001:54:32.918:02.10:00.956131Dermot McGroary/Evin HendersonTalbot Sunbeam10111:20.30:001:54:43.518:12.70:10.657146Thomas McGlinchey/Tony CurranFord Escort131711:26.60:001:55:09.218:38.40:25.75852Patrick Boyle/Donal McColeToyota Corolla11R819:22.00:001:55:23.718:52.90:14.559125Charlie Heraghty/Pearse McBrideToyota Corolla11R910:51.90:001:55:34.319:03.50:10.660138George Baskin/Odhran McLaughlinVW Golf141211:41.40:001:56:27.319:56.50:53.06158RCal McCarthy/Eamonn DulleaHonda Civic11F510:14.35:001:56:36.920:06.10:09.662120William Vance/Billy VanceMitsubishi Evo20210:53.00:001:56:59.920:29.10:23.063124Martin McLaughlin/Victor HunterFord Escort Mk211R1011:17.80:001:57:49.321:18.50:49.464101Trevor Graham/Ian GallagherToyota Corolla11R1111:40.70:151:58:19.221:48.40:29.965121Geoffrey Nevin/Paul NevinFord Escort Mk212411:26.40:001:58:23.521:52.70:04.366143Andrew McLaughlin/Stephen McLaughlinHonda Civic11F611:43.90:001:58:43.622:12.80:20.167140Shane Carr/Ciaran CarrVauxhall Nova10211:37.80:001:59:34.323:03.50:50.768132Eamon McLaughlin/Sean ToppingFord Escort10311:58.90:002:01:17.624:46.81:43.36997Brendan O’Reilly/Damien McCabeFord Escort Mk29311:51.02:302:02:44.626:13.81:27.070127RLeonard Craig/Dermot McCaffertyToyota Starlet11R1211:11.25:002:02:45.626:14.80:01.071148Kelvin Gorney/Kieran BurkeCitroen Saxo11F712:00.70:002:03:46.327:15.51:00.772129Caolan Gaffney/Joey KaneToyota Corolla11R1312:11.91:302:03:46.727:15.90:00.473136Anthony Breen/Jill WhiteSubaru Impreza20310:48.90:002:07:30.630:59.83:43.97489RNiall McCullagh/Ryan McCloskeyMitsubishi Evo 620410:21.75:002:07:39.431:08.60:08.875111RMark Boyle/Charles GallagherHonda Civic11F811:12.35:002:09:14.232:43.41:34.876151Pj Wilhare/Darren SheilsFord Escort RS200012512:56.50:002:10:59.034:28.21:44.877147RGerard Gibbons/Adrian RankinFord Escort Mk211R1410:56.45:002:11:41.335:10.50:42.37888RDeclan Hall/Chris CorrToyota Corolla11R1510:36.65:002:13:45.637:14.82:04.379100RMichael McClafferty/Damien WhoriskeyHonda Civic11F911:12.75:002:15:07.938:37.11:22.38062RJohn Bonner/Leon JordanFord Escort Mk213189:54.95:002:15:49.739:18.90:41.88159RChristopher Snow/Sean BruntonHonda Civic11F1010:34.25:002:16:07.639:36.80:17.982152RMickey Peoples/Lian McIntyreFord Escort131910:45.05:002:17:58.341:27.51:50.783144RTerence Diver/Donal McElaneyHonda Civic11F1111:30.25:002:26:57.350:26.58:59.084142RShane McLaughlin/Steven BoyleVauxhall Nova9411:44.75:002:27:39.751:08.90:42.485134RPatrick Bradley/Niall McDaidFord Escort G3132026:24.35:452:30:38.254:07.42:58.586105RShane Stanley/Liam FuohyHonda Civic9511:40.65:002:32:23.055:52.21:44.887112RPauric Dufffy/Kevin GlynnCitroen C2R216610:52.97:002:37:01.01:00:30.24:38.088154RAndrew Stewart/Tony GallagherMitsubishi Evo415411:36.36:002:42:13.51:05:42.75:12.5Results for the Historic categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS13RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev1H2Seamus O’Connell/Mac KieransFord Escort Mk2KO/A10:16.60:001:04:04.62H4Andy Johnson/Jim McSherryVauxhall Chevette HSRKO/A10:59.50:001:07:23.43:18.83:18.83H8Aidan O’Connor/Ian ReganFord Escort Mk1C3111:21.40:001:09:00.34:55.71:36.94H6Stephen McFerran/James McKeefryFord EscortD5111:04.70:001:09:48.25:43.60:47.95H7John Coyne/Christy FarrellTalbot Sunbeam LotusKO/A11:15.00:001:09:57.35:52.70:09.16H10Philip McKibbin/Lynn McKibbinFord Escort Mk1C3211:29.40:001:10:48.56:43.90:51.27H9Brian Crawford/Finian HanniganTalbot SunbeamD2112:07.00:001:13:31.49:26.82:42.98H14Niall Creighton/Gregory RobertsFord Lotus CortinaB3112:08.50:001:13:35.39:30.70:03.99H11Harry Browne/Martin McGrathHillman AvengerC2112:53.20:001:17:14.113:09.53:38.8     RALLY RESULTS: BOYLES STILL LEAD AFTER DAY 2 OF DONEGAL RALLY was last modified: June 21st, 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:Day 2 resultsDonegal Rally 2014last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Trio Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Accolades

first_imgST. LOUIS – Three Drake University women’s basketball student-athletes have been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete Team. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) collected first team honors for the second-consecutive season while sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) was selected to the second team and senior Emma Donahue (Naperville, Ill.) earned honorable mention accolades. The three were part of 16 student-athletes honored by the MVC for their efforts in the classroom and on the court. To be eligible for Scholar-Athlete Team honors, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher and have completed at least one academic year at their respective institution.Ingle, a point guard, has started all 29 games this season. She is averaging a league-leading 6.9 assists per game, which ranks sixth in the nation. Ingle recently passed the 500-assist mark and currently has 506 assists to rank fifth all-time at Drake and 14th all-time in the Valley. Ingle holds a 3.80 grade point average as a psychology major with a sociology minor. Dean is pulling down a team-leading 7.1 rebounds per game while scoring 12.9 points per game. She has started all 29 contests this year, recorded seven double-doubles and scored double figures in six-straight games to end the regular season. Dean owns a 3.51 GPA in actuarial science and was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Jan. 12. Donahue has started every game this season for the Bulldogs after not starting a game in her first three seasons. She is second in the conference in blocks with 55 while averaging 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in her final season. Earlier this season, Donahue was awarded the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor award for good academic standing, good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service. She holds a 3.64 GPA in elementary education. Drake begins play at the 2016 MVC Tournament in Moline, Ill. on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs play the winner of No. 7 Illinois State vs. No. 10 Evansville. MVC Scholar-Athlete TeamsFirst TeamCaitlin Ingle, DrakeRishonda Napier, Southern IllinoisKim Nebo, Southern IllinoisMadison Weekly, UNIKenzie Williams, Missouri State Second TeamRangie Bessard, Wichita StateMaddy Dean, DrakeKelsey Dirks, Indiana StateLiza Fruendt, Missouri StateDiamond Lockhart, Wichita State Honorable MentionStephanie Davison, UNIEmma Donahue, DrakeKylie Giebelhausen, Southern IllinoisJen Keitel, UNIRhagen Smith, Indiana StateAmber Sorenson, UNI Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Calling all B&B owners: Fancy taking part in Daniel and Majella’s B&B road trip?

first_imgDaniel and Majella are hitting the road once again for a new series of ‘B&B Road Trip’!They’re hoping to hear from 12 Irish B&Bs to accommodate them for one night between the 9th to the 24th of March.Do you run a B&B or know someone that would be interested in featuring on the show? To apply, click here to access the online application form.For more information you can get in touch with Sinéad on 01 8641444 or email the team on bnbroadtrip@gmail.comThe closing date for applications is Friday the 9th of February.Who knows? We may see a few more classic reactions like this on the new series! Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip is produced by Vision Independent Productions.Calling all B&B owners: Fancy taking part in Daniel and Majella’s B&B road trip? was last modified: January 17th, 2018 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:B&B Road Tripdaniel o donnellMajella O’ Donnelllast_img read more

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