first_img Press Association Prendergast said: “I’d say that wasn’t a bad race. We’ll bring her back here for the Swordlestown (Listed Coolmore Stud Fillies Sprint, June 1) and try and get a bit of black type, although that race could be a different kettle of fish. “I’d say that’s the sort of ground she likes and I don’t think she’d go on brick hard. Most of the Dark Angels don’t and she’s from a soft-ground family. The grand-dam Rebelline couldn’t run unless it was soft.” Rue Bonaparte opened her account at the second attempt with a hard-fought success in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Naas.center_img Kevin Prendergast’s Dark Angel filly had finished second on her debut over the course and distance last month but had to dig deep to land the spoils. Leading a furlong out, Chris Hayes kept the 6-4 favourite up to her work to hold the late bid of market rival Californiadreaming. last_img read more

first_imgStudents looking for nutritional information around USC are often unable to find sodium content, which is especially problematic as many Americans already have too much in their diets.Overdose · Many restaurants on campus, including those at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, do not display the amount of sodium in their food on their menus. – Rachel Bracker | Daily TrojanNearly 60 percent of Americans do not know how much sodium they consume each day and 88.2 percent of those who are not at risk for sodium-related health issues exceed the Food and Drug Administration’s recommended daily sodium intake of 2,300 mg, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.USC Hospitality does not have nutritional information available for a majority of its University Park Campus dining locations. According to its website, the information was scheduled to be available in spring 2011, but it is still unavailable.It can be difficult for students eating on campus to stay under the recommended limit.Some food items available at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, like the “Classic Burrito” with chicken from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, are under the FDA approved mark with 1695 mg of sodium. Other options like the “Western Bacon Six Dollar Burger” from Carl’s Jr. contains 2440 mg of sodium. If one adds a medium-sized order of “Natural-Cut French Fries” and an “Oreo Cookie Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shake,” the overall sodium intake of the meal increases to 3680 mg.Vito Campese, professor of medicine and chief of the Keck School of Medicine Division of Nephrology, said students should be wary of fast food.“Fast food is rich in salt and other spices to give it a better taste,” Campese said. “Since cheap food is less tasty, companies add salt to make it more acceptable to consumers.”People with sodium-heavy diets are prone to heart problems, according to the FDA.“The most obvious effect of high sodium is high blood pressure,” Campese said. “Studies have also found a link between high sodium and cardiomegaly, or the enlargement of the heart. In the long run, this may coincide with kidney problems.”Though many places, such as The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, display the calories of their items, few have the full nutritional information available on site. Other eateries, like Trojan Grounds, display the calorie amounts for their beverages, but leave muffins, bagels, scones and croissants unmarked.Hannah Getts, a sophomore majoring in critical studies, said visible nutritional labels would change her eating habits.“Seeing something or reading something relating to sodium on a label would make me think about my sodium intake before eating,” Getts said. “Otherwise I won’t think about it.”Marco Guillen, assistant kitchen manager at Everybody’s Kitchen, said EVK does what it can to keep options open for students who are looking to limit their sodium intake. He said some items, like the tri-tip, tend to have higher sodium levels and should be eaten in moderation.“Steamed vegetables are good for students who don’t want too much salt,” Guillen said.Some students said they don’t stop to consider sodium intake before grabbing a bite to eat on campus.Alexa Pace, a junior majoring in psychology, said she never thinks about sodium levels.“I haven’t really noticed [nutritional information] but I’m sure it’s somewhere,” Pace said.Marissa Honda, a graduate student studying music performance, said campus options are sparse for those trying to eat healthily.“I assume [on-campus food options] are not as healthy as the food I make at home, but there are ways you could make it healthy,” Honda said. “Students can get healthy items like salad from the Seeds Marketplace.”Honda said restaurants like Submarina, which was located in The Lot before the opening of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, provided students with healthier options.Alicia McDonough, professor of physiology and biophysics at the USC Keck School of Medicine, said it can be hard to make healthy choices on campus when there are few low-sodium options.“Even here at the Health Sciences Campus, I’m faced with a cafeteria that has a Panda Express, which has an extremely high sodium content, a little Mexican place and counters and counters of processed food,” McDonough said. “I always think, ‘What are we trying to do here? Are we trying to give people hypertension and cardiovascular disease?’”McDonough had a few words of wisdom for students who are trying to limit their sodium intakes.“Eat a banana or a salad,” she said. “Just try to eat things that look like real food.”last_img read more

first_imgOklahoma State has maintained that status heading into the 2020 college football season — with a loaded offense capable of putting up 40-burgers in the Big 12 and perhaps ready to take a run at ending that losing streak against five-time defending conference champion Oklahoma. From a strictly football standpoint, Gundy — who is 129-64 and ranked No. 20 in SN’s 1-130 coach rankings — exceeded expectations.DeCOURCY: Gundy’s COVID comments not a sign that all coaches speak like foolsNow, he must exceed them even more off the field. It’s not just about what he says; what he does will define how much his players can listen to the message. Gundy has found that out in an offseason marked by foot-in-mouth moments. He pushed for a return to college football by May 1 while the COVID-19 pandemic was still escalating in the United States, with his justification being a “need to run money through the state of Oklahoma.”  That could be excused as not knowing enough about the problem.  Now, a photo has surfaced of Gundy wearing a OAN T-shirt (OAN is a far-right cable network). Star running back Chuba Hubbard took exception and demanded change, and a few former players made allegations of racist behavior by the longtime coach. Will Gundy’s actions in this instance be excused as not knowing enough about the problem? He should know enough by this point.  College coaches are being held to a higher standard than ever with their players, and that’s a good thing for the future.MORE: Swinney shares message of support for Black Lives Matter protestsTo be clear, wearing the shirt on its own isn’t the problem. Gundy is entitled to his own political opinions, but a person in his position should be more in tune with his student-athletes before wearing that shirt. When a 2,000-yard running back on his roster speaks out, it suggests Gundy hasn’t listened enough. Players have been emboldened to have their voices heard amid national protests that were inflamed with the death of George Floyd, and Oklahoma State is the next program where a longtime coach has been tasked with addressing a problem that has lasted much longer in American society. Kirk Ferentz, who has been at Iowa since 1999, is dealing with the aftermath of the university’s separation agreement with strength coach Chris Doyle. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney found that out, too, after an incident involving an assistant coach using the N-word was reheated. Florida State coach Mike Norvell embellished what he said to a reporter about talking to every player about the Floyd protests, and star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson took notice.  Accountability matters now more than ever, and Gundy has taken a hit. Monday’s events were enough for Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder to issue the following statement: “This afternoon has been very disturbing. The tweets from current and former players are of grave concerns.””Grave” is a particularly strong word in that statement, one that reflects the dangers of racial misconduct. The allegations are strong; Gundy’s response must be even stronger. What happens next will be very important in restoring trust with his star player as the Cowboys program tries to reach its goals in 2020 (if there is a season). He is no longer the eccentric coach with the mullet. He’s on the spot. To start, Gundy made an about-face video with Hubbard that Hubbard posted on his Twitter feed Monday night.Change is coming I promise you that. pic.twitter.com/wTGHtByh3N— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) June 15, 2020″In light of today’s tweet with the T-shirt that I was wearing, I met with some players and realize it’s a very sensitive issue with what’s going on in today’s society,” Gundy said. “And so, we had a great meeting. I was made aware of some things that players feel like can make our organization, our culture even better than it is here at Oklahoma State. I’m looking forward to making some changes, and it starts at the top with me. And we’ve got good days ahead.”That might not be remembered more than “I’m a man! I’m 40!” but the impact of what follows it will last much longer than the next 15 minutes at Oklahoma State. There needs to be more than the recyclable spin we’re seeing across the FBS.  Gundy can take his cue after botching what he said about COVID-19 and what he did by wearing a T-shirt that was bound to elicit the reaction that followed.  This is a good time for him to listen to his players. Maybe talk a little less in the meantime. How much longer he remains at Oklahoma State might just depend on it. For 15 seasons, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy has been one of the most quotable coaches in college football. In 2007, he screamed “I’m a man! I’m 40!” into the mainstream vernacular at a time when the Cowboys were starting to emerge as a Big 12 contender.  last_img read more

first_imgPittsburgh had better count their blessings because a “Batch” in the hand is worth a “Leftwich” in the bush. Remember, a tad less than a fortnight ago, Batch’s roster position was tenuous at best, and in the worst case his playing days seemed to be headed straight for the undertaker’s slab.Even though he might not have been named the starter, answer this question for me. How many times has the career of Charlie Batch been assumed to have been dead and buried only to have the Steelers organization in their time of need exhume the body because as we all know “anybody is better than nobody at all.”Dennis Dixon is the right choice to open the season for Pittsburgh. It is fortunate that he got in more reps with the first team in light of the injury to Byron Leftwich. A few weeks ago I wrote that Big Ben Roethlisberger was getting far too many reps with the first team during training camp with the “real” season peeping from behind the nearest tombstone, or something to that effect.The only drawback to Batch and Leftwich is that over the past several years both men have been subject to injury. If there are any reservations about either athlete one would be that their injuries are many and would cause any GM to be a bit squeamish about dedicating a roster spot to either one. But let me make one thing perfectly clear. If either man is healthy both can toss the rock with considerable speed and accuracy, as long as they have competent pass catchers and adequate pass blocking.Mike Tomlin did not listen to the talking heads. He did the right thing. If Dixon was not ready, at least according to the experts, why in the heck would they line him up with the first team for such a considerable amount of time during the preseason?At least Tomlin and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians did not repeat the “fiasco” of last season. During the 2009 campaign just at the “zero hour,” Dennis Dixon was anointed the starter just prior to a crucial Baltimore Ravens game after Roethlisberger had suffered a possible “concussion” the week before. In spite of his “injury,” Big Ben continued to take all the first team reps during the week leading up to the game. Was there a saboteur lurking about?Dixon was told that he was going to start around 24 hours before that game and without any first team reps or a credible game plan. In spite of that scenario, coupled with lousy play calling by the Arians, Dixon almost defeated the Ravens.After that emotional and heartbreaking loss, number seven’s heart, mettle and toughness were questioned by one of the toughest players to ever play the game, teammate Hines Ward. Ward had this to say. “There was a 50-50 split in the locker room as to whether or not Ben should have played.” Ward also went on to say that “he’s [Ward] played with concussions in the past.” Shortly thereafter Ward was unceremoniously tied to the whipping post and verbally assaulted in print and on radio and television.Dixon now has a little less than a week to prepare for the Atlanta Falcons, not just a mere 24 hours. He has more time to study the Falcons’ defense and the Steelers do not have to employ a “kindergarten” version of their offensive playbook. They cannot run the “Einstein” version but they do not have to revert to the Peewee Herman variety either.If Dixon plays well, we may have a quarterback controversy on our hands. If he falters, the red carpet will be rolled out for Big Ben. But one thing is perfectly clear, if Dixon performs with an acceptable amount of competency, just as Roethlisberger has earned and been anointed the starter of this football team, Dixon will be the number two man in charge. Who has the third or fourth position is well, just a crapshoot.The Steelers face another not so discernable dilemma, and that is not whether Roethlisberger starts or does not start. The dilemma is not the inexperience of Dixon or Batch being a bit “long in the tooth.” The difficulty that Pittsburgh currently faces is the indecisiveness of Tomlin. Tomlin had better seize the wheel of his “ship” and make those walk the plank that don’t march to the beat of his drummer.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or by phone at 412.583.6741.) This coming weekend the Steelers begin their 2010 campaign in the city that is quickly earning the name, “The Big Queasy.” There is lots of stomach churning and Tums chewing going on “n’at” over at the headquarters of Steeler Nation. Just when I thought all was lost in the guts and fortitude department, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not name the more experienced Charlie Batch as his temporary starter but the more raw and athletic “young buck,” Dennis Dixon.last_img read more

first_img(From left): Robert Schillberg, Red Bank; DonnaLyn Giegerich, Red Bank; Margaret Johnson and Lauren Antonucci, Long Branch; Cliff Moore, Hazlet; Christina Penatello, Garfield and Ted Friedli, Long Branch.Kick Cancer Overboard, an organization that gives free cruises to people whose lives have been affected by cancer, gave cruises to Lauren Antonucci and her mother, Margaret Johnson of Long Branch at a recent benefit concert at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.“So far this year we have given away 20 cruises to those who truly deserve a break,” said Ted Friedli, the founder of KCO and the owner of Excel Travel in Long Branch.This year’s cruise leaves from Cape Liberty on May 19 and sails to Bermuda. The trip is open to anyone, not just cancer survivors. For every 12th person booked another survivor gets a free cruise.KCO’s upcoming events are a fashion show at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on March 12 and a family rock show with Rockit at the Middletown Arts Center on March 17. For more information: www.kickcanceroverboard.orglast_img read more

first_imgSophie Edney and Mikyla Bergman of LVR were third and fourth.Zoe Taylor of Wildflower in Nelson was fifth.Matti Erickson won the Junior Boy’s race ahead of Trafalgar teammate Emerald Lockhart.Hunter Denamy of Grand Forks was third followed by Brett Carr of Kaslo and Devon Duerichen of New Denver.Evan Taylor won the Grade 7 race while A. J. Barrett of Trafalgar won the Elementary event.The West Kootenay Cross Country circuit shifts to New Denver of the next race.LVR Cross Country Meet Full Results:Senior Boys 7.8K 1. Jackson Konkin 2. Keiran Marchand 3. Jasper Mair 4. Daniel Stewart 5. Samuel Cristofanetti 6. Jesse DrewJunior Girls 5.2K 1. Jasmine Drolet 2. Avie Waterfall 3. Sophie Edney 4. Mikyla Bergman 5. Zoe Taylor 6. Yasmin Evans 7. Daniella Sirois Ennis 8. Bethany Pardoe 9. Katherina Weitzing 10. Nikita BaldwinJunior Boys 5.2K 1. Matti Erickson 2. Emerald Lockhart 3. Hunter Denamy 4. Brett Carr 5. Devon Duerichen 6. Gabriel Nemiroff 7. Dylan Gyr 8. Nate Atkins 9. Sacha Argent 10. Jack Grant 11. Ethan Lovegrove 12. Kepler Zuk 13. Boris O. 14. Lars Beckman 15. Noah Light 16. Arin Miller 17. Cale O’Meara 18. Jared Jennings 19. Isaac Visser 20. Jace Lamoureux 21. Joe Surina JVH 35:20 22. Mark Rimmer Trafalgar 35:42 23. Michael Rhodes-Bliss Trafalgar 41:08 24. Kell Wictorin Lucerne 43:32Grade Seven 5.2K 1. Evan Taylor 2. Maya Maturo 3. Sakura Azzopardi 4. Johann Taylor-Gregg 5. Narayani Shaporalova 6. Angus Johnson 7. Devon KilgourElementary 1.2K 1. A.J. Barrett grade 6 2. Charlie Morrison grade 5 3. Fin Taylor grade 5 4. Petula Perry grade 4 5. Carmen Lewandowski 6. Jay Tremaine grade 5 7. Ayla Kipkie grade 4 8. Keegan Taylor grade 6 9. Yonah Bahalul grade 4 10. Zander Kleiss grade 5 Jackson Konkin of J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail and Salmo’s Jasmine Drolet came out on top of the first race of the West Kootenay Cross Country season Tuesday at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.Konkin finnished the 7.8 kilometer course in a time of 32 minutes, five seconds to capture the Senior Boys category.Second was Keiran Marchand of LVR while Jasper Mair of Mount Sentinel was third.Daniel Stewart, Sammuel Cristofanetti and Jesse Drew, all of Mount Sentinel, rounded out the top five.Drolet won the Junior Girls Division ahead of Avie Waterfall of Trafalgar.last_img read more

first_imgHARD ACES WORKS FOR GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA AMERICAN PHAROAH JOGS, DORTMUND BREEZESSANTA ANITA TOPS $1 BILLION IN HANDLE SINCE DEC. 26 Drayden Van Dyke11716141214%$678,758 Tiago Pereira741113715%$485,520 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won FINISH LINES: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Texas Red is scheduled to work a mile after Santa Anita’s fourth race today in preparation for the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park on July 4. Kent Desormeaux will be aboard the son of Afleet Alex for his brother, trainer Keith, who will send out stablemate Salty Kid under jockey Fernando Perez to work with Texas Red . . . Hall of Fame great Laffit Pincay Jr. will present the trophy to the winning connections of today’s Landaluce Stakes . . . Sierra Madre resident Victor Espinoza will bethe featured attraction at the annualSierra Madre Fourth of July Parade that starts at 10 a.m. thisyear. The city will be giving the Triple Crown-winning jockey a special commendation for his part in the historic achievement aboard American Pharoah at its City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday, June 23 . . . Persuasive Paul carried perhaps the highest weight to victory at Santa Anita in recent memory when he won under 129 pounds in a one-mile starter handicap on turf Friday for Steve Knapp. “He’s won six times and about $120,000 since I claimed him for $12,500 at Del Mar last August,” Knapp said of the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding, who has won on turf and dirt. “I think he’s better on turf and I might run him back in a starter allowance at a mile and a quarter on closing day.” That would be the $40,000 Bottom Line Starter Handicap. Bob Baffert2772526%$330,930 Mike Puype62912715%$501,940 SANTA ANITA TOPS $1 BILLION IN HANDLE SINCE DEC. 26From the commencement of its Winter Meet on Dec. 26 through yesterday, Santa Anita Park has now eclipsed the $1 billion mark in pari-mutuel handle, as the track continues to provide players across the country with large guaranteed pools and dependable levels of liquidity–making Santa Anita a consistent “best bet” with horseplayers nationwide.“Everyone knows what you get when you spend a day at Santa Anita,” said veteran horseplayer and longtime editor/publisher of The Horseplayer Magazine, Tom Quigley. “It’s the most beautiful track in the world, with the mountains, architecture and multimillion dollar improvements, which all serve to enhance what serious horseplayers have come to know, especially in recent years, and that is that Santa Anita consistently offers players the biggest and best wagering pools in the country.”With the nation’s highest rated jockey colony and many of America’s top trainers represented on a daily basis, Santa Anita racing consistently provides players with the highest average pari-mutuel handle per horse in the country.Santa Anita currently leads the nation with a $500,000 guaranteed Late Pick Four pool and a $150,000 guaranteed Pick Six pool each weekend. Rafael Bejarano17042312825%$1,946,242 Flavien Prat14522271615%$1,371,290 Joseph Talamo14324142617%$1,017,288 PHAROAH JOGS, TRIMMER DORTMUND WORKSTriple Crown king American Pharoah was back on the track again Sunday.“He jogged today,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “The weather is still pretty hot, but he’ll probably start galloping tomorrow. He’ll parade here Saturday, but he won’t breeze.”Meanwhile, under regular rider Martin Garcia, a pared-down version of Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund worked four furlongs in company Sunday in 47.40, while stablemate Gimme Da Lute, winner of the Grade III Affirmed Stakes on June 7, was clocked in 47 flat.“He went nice. He went an easy half,” Baffert said of Dortmund, who has not raced since finishing fourth in the Preakness on May 16. “We’re slowly keeping him fit, but he still has a ways to go. He lost a lot of weight but he’s slowly getting it back.” TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Tyler Baze20431333015%$1,785,040 Jerry Hollendorfer66718811%$606,264 Victor Espinoza38107726%$725,900 Martin Garcia4595920%$363,940 John Sadler6813101219%$840,204 Mike Smith4599620%$746,366 Mark Glatt5567911%$283,184 HARD ACES, MOTOWN MEN IN FINAL GOLD CUP DRILLSHard Aces, who finished third wearing blinkers for the first time in the Grade IICalifornian Stakes on May 30, worked six furlongs at Santa Anita Sunday in 1:13 for next Saturday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.“He galloped out (seven furlongs) in (one) 26,” said trainer John Sadler, who has hadthe 5-year-old Hard Spun horse for three races since he was privately purchased by the Hronis brothers.“It was a good last work before the Gold Cup,” Sadler said. “He went in company (with Native Ride, 1:13.60) and looked good. He’s not a particularly fast work horse, but for him, it was a real nice work.”Asked if the blinkers made a difference in the Californian, Sadler was ambivalent. “I just think he didn’t ship great for Oaklawn (sixth in the Oaklawn Handicap April 11). The blinkers helped and I think he’s just getting his form back a little bit. It was a good step to come off of a bad race at Oaklawn to run a good third. He was running at the end, so I think we’re in a fairly good progression.”As to his recent hot streak, Sadler took it in stride.“The last two, three weeks have been fairly strong,” he said. “We won a Grade I (the Shoemaker with Talco) last weekend and a Grade II yesterday (the Summertime Oaks with Stellar Wind). We’ve won five races this week. We’re in a good zone at the moment.”Stellar Wind presumably came out of her hard-fought nose victory in the Summertime Oaks in good order and, if all goes well, could wind up in the rich Cotillion Stakes at Parx later this summer.“I haven’t really put my hands on her as yet this morning,” Sadler said, “but I saw her walking around and she looked good. It looks like she came out of it well, but I don’t have any thoughts on where I’m going to run yet. I’ll enjoy this for a few days, but she might run at Del Mar and she might travel, too. It looks like a lot of the big 3-year-old filly races are out of town.“The Cotillion is one we’d consider. I like that track.”Tiznow Stakes winner Motown Men also worked Sunday for the Gold Cup, going seven furlongs in 1:23.40 under Tyler Baze.“He worked great,” trainer Ted H. West said. “It was a little fast but he didn’t seem to be too tired. Another horse broke in front and pushed him unexpectedly. That will happen.”The Gold Cup is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race. The nominated winner is entitled to automatic entry into the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.Probable for the Gold Cup: Big Cazanova, Catch a Flight, Finnegans Wake, Hard Aces, Hoppertunity, Majestic City, Moreno and Motown Men.Trainer Bob Hess Jr. said Santana Mile winner Blue Tone would pass the race and run in the Grade I Triple Bend at seven furlongs the same day.“We’re going to try and shorten him up,” Hess said. Blue Tone was fourth last out in the Californian at 1 1/8 miles.NBCSN will televise the Gold Cup live from 5 to 6 p.m. Pacific Time.First post time next Saturday and closing day next Sunday, June 28, will be 1 p.m. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mario Gutierrez5394917%$419,758 Doug O’Neill9919171219%$819,568 Robertino Diodoro2864321%$232,380 Philip D’Amato601710728%$965,550 Richard Baltas59179429%$881,710 Richard Mandella421111426%$835,490 Felipe Valdez9881598%$365,640 Santiago Gonzalez9891699%$420,314 Peter Miller8118181022%$716,760 Edwin Maldonado8810141411%$414,686 (Current Through Saturday, June 20) Eddie Truman2072335%$284,928 Fernando Perez12323191219%$871,540last_img read more

first_imgPaddy Power have ranked Harps as 20-1 outsiders to upset the odds against St Pat’s on Sunday.Paddy Power has priced Finn Harps at an incredible 20-1 to upset the odds and defeat St Patrick’s Athletic in the FAI Cup semi-final on Sunday.Harps have been notoriously difficult to beat all season and have enjoyed a solid campaign under the guidance of Ollie Horgan.This season is the first time since 1999 that Harps have reached an FAI cup semi-final, but Paddy Power has completely dismissed their chances of causing an upset on Sunday by pricing them at 20-1. Donegal were 10-1 outsiders in some bookmakers against Dublin, and Harps are double the odds to repeat the same feat and upset the Dubs in their own backyard.Many felt those odds were disrespectful to Donegal and the same is being said about Harps.In a two horse, to price a team at 20-1 is disrespectful, and it’s bound to give Ollie Horgan added motivation to cause an upset, although they’ll hardly need anymore motivation with the carrot of an FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium on offer.Odds of a draw are 7-1 to won, and that’s a great bet when you consider the amount of matches Harps have drawn this season coupled with how well they’re organised under Horgan. It’s been reported that Harps have sold in the region of 400 tickets for Sunday’s cup clash which is also being televised live on TV on RTE Two at 1.45pm.  FAI CUP SEMI-FINAL: HARPS A WHOPPING 20-1 TO UPSET ST.PAT’S IN FAI CUP was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:fai cupfinn harpsnewsPaddy POwerSportlast_img read more

first_imgThe need for the funding of Buncrana Leisure Centre will be raised once again today at the monthly sitting of Donegal County Council.Cllr Jack Murray has confirmed that he will be raising the need for the development of leisure centre facilities in Donegal. The call for a swimming pool in his constituency of Inishowen is expected to be a top priority.Speaking in advance of the meeting, Cllr Murray said; “For far, far too long, the people of Inishowen have been without a leisure centre in the peninsula. “A generation is growing up without learning to swim. We are deprived of a vital community facility and patience has long worn out.“During my term as Mayor of Inishowen, I organised a meeting of all nine Inishowen county councillors and the leisure centre committee, where it was agreed – on a cross-party basis – that we would support the necessary funding being made up by the council.“Similarly, I proposed in Lifford that this funding be released. This was also unanimously supported.“Despite these positive agreements at a political level though, the wait has continued. “So, I will move a motion at our council meeting, once again seek support from my council colleagues, demand that all obstacles are overcome and a funding package agreed.“The 40,000 people of Inishowen deserve, and are entitled to; a leisure centre facility like those in other parts of Ireland would take for granted.”Funding for Buncrana Leisure to be discussed in council was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaCllr Jack Murraycouncilswimming poollast_img read more

first_imgGeorge Groves believes he is on the verge of a world title shot following Saturday’s impressive victory at the O2 Arena.Groves’ fifth-round demolition of Noe Gonzalez maintained the Hammersmith super-middleweight’s unbeaten record in fine style.And it kept him on course for a world title challenge later this year, with IBF champion Carl Froch and WBO title holder Robert Stieglitz among those touted as possible opponents despite Groves’ relative inexperience.“People like Carl Froch are world champions and have been world champions for a long time so I understand why people think that I’m not quite there,” said Groves.“But I’m ranked number one with WBO, number two with WBA, number three with WBC so there aren’t that many guys in front of me and when they do put guys in front of me, I put them asleep.” See also:Booth rules out Groves-Magee encounterDeGale wants Groves clash at Loftus RoadFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more