first_imgKILCAR 1-15 2-10 MALINMalin made the long trek south on Sunday to Kilcar, in the hope of continuing their impressive unbeaten run in the All County League but unfortunately went down by 2 points to the hosts. Terence Colhouns charges buoyed by two excellent away wins over the June bank holiday weekend against Termon and St Michaels, were forced to lineout without a few regulars, most noticeably county players Declan Walsh and Stephen Mc Laughlin, the former making a late appearance in the final quarter in attempt to salvage something for his side. It was clear from the off that this was going to be nothing like the one sided encounter in Connolly Park earlier in the season when the Towney men ran out convincing winners against a very much depleted Malin side.Both sides had soon settled into their stride and the game was all-square at 0-3 apiece when Matthew Mc Clean hit the opening goal of the game for the home side on 13 mins.The action ebbed from end to end and it wasn’t long until the Connolly Park side had edged in front courtesy of a well-taken goal from the lively Terence Doherty.Malin suffered a cruel blow when the influential Michael Byrne was shown a black card near the end of the half and an identical coloured car was shown to Kilcars David Mc Shane by referee Andrew Mullin. Both sides were locked at 1-7 apiece when the half time whistle sounded.The second half followed a similar pattern to the first and Malin had regained the lead on 32 mins with a point from Matthew Byrne who was proving his accuracy from all angles.Mark Sweeney of Kilcar was shown the 3rd black card of the afternoon but then home side then enjoyed somewhat of a purple patch hitting 5 unanswered points with Patrick Mc Brearty very much to the fore.Malin to their credit refused to buckle and when Matthew Byrne found the back of the net to leave the score 1-14 to 2-9, the game was firmly in the proverbial melting point.Malin threw everything at the home side in the final 10 mins between but unfortunately Kilcar packed their defense and were able to hold out for the win. While Terence Colhoun will undoubtedly disappointed with the outcome, he will be very pleased with his sides battling performance especially in the second half after Kilcar had went 5 points clear.Up next for Malin is a home clash with N Conaill on Sunday and if the men in Black N Amber can produce a similar type of performance, the win will be well within their grasp.Kilcar: Kevin Campbell; Pauric Carr, Conor McShane, Patrick Gallagher; Mark McHugh, Barry Shovlin, Eoin McHugh; Ciaran McGinley, David McShane; Glen McBrearty, Ryan McHugh, Mark Sweeney; Conor Doherty, Patrick McBrearty, Matthew McClean.Malin: Declan Lafferty; Conor Farren, Damian Harkin, Gary Farren; Patrick McLaughlin, Charlie Byrne, Ciaran McColgan; John Gerard McLaughlin, A Kelly, Adam Byrne, Matthew Byrne, Brendan McLaughlin; Terence Doherty, M Lafferty, Michael Byrne. ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: KILCAR EDGE OUT MALIN IN CLOSE ENCOUNTER IN TOWNEY was last modified: June 9th, 2014 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:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgAward-winning actress Judith Light, known for TV’s Who’s the Boss?, Dallas, and Ugly Betty, is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to raise awareness about influenza (“the flu”) this season.The National Council on Aging and Judith Light encourage people 65+ to ask about their flu shot optionsThe Flu + You program, a national public education initiative by NCOA aims to educate adults 65 years of age and older, and those who care for them, about the seriousness of the flu, the importance of annual vaccination, and available vaccine options.Video: Flu + You 2014 PSALight will appear in a Flu + You public service announcement (PSA) that will share information about the increased risk of flu in adults 65 years of age and older and the importance of understanding their flu vaccine options and getting an annual vaccine. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single best way to prevent the flu is to get an annual vaccination, which is recommended for everyone six months of age and older, with rare exception.“I just turned 65 and I am busier than ever. I need to stay healthy and can’t let the flu slow me down, so I received my annual vaccination and learned there are different flu vaccine options for people 65 and older,” said Light. “I want to encourage others to speak with their doctor or pharmacist to find out more about simple steps they can take to help prevent the flu for themselves and the people they care about.”“Research shows that the immune system weakens with age, which means older adults are more likely to catch the flu and that they can suffer greater complications because of other health issues,” said Albert Terrillion, DrPH, MEd, CPH, NCOA Senior Director for Clinical and Community Partnerships and Director of NCOA’s Self-Management Alliance. “Through Flu + You, we encourage all older adults to help protect themselves by getting vaccinated as early in the season as possible.”The flu is a contagious illness that can be severe and life-threatening, especially for older adults. Adults aged 65 and older typically account for more than half (60 percent) of flu-related hospitalizations and almost all (90 percent) of flu-related deaths. The flu can make existing health problems worse and is especially dangerous for people with chronic conditions, which commonly affect older adults. In fact, among adults 65 years of age and older, 41 percent have diabetes, 42 percent have coronary disease, and 16 percent have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Furthermore, 86 percent of adults aged 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, and 68 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have two or more, which makes flu vaccination all the more important in this age group.Adults 65 years of age and older have flu vaccine options, including the traditional, standard-dose vaccine and a higher-dose vaccine specifically designed to address the age-related weakening of the immune system. The higher-dose flu vaccine, which includes four times the antigen compared with the standard-dose vaccine, triggers the body to produce more antibody against the flu virus. Older adults should speak with their health care provider about the risk of catching the flu and how it can be prevented, including the best vaccine option for them. Flu vaccination is a Medicare Part B benefit, which means there is no copay for eligible beneficiaries 65 years of age and older.Find out more at www.ncoa.org/Flu.last_img read more

first_imgDutch legend Wesley Sneijder believes the young Ajax team cannot be underestimated against Real MadridDe Godenzonen have been drawn to face reigning champions Real in the last-16 of the Champions League.Though not many expect the young and inexperienced Ajax team, who boast an average age of 23 years old, to pose much of a threat to Real, who are chasing a fourth successive European title this season.But Ajax have proven themselves to be no pushovers in the Champions League this season following a thrilling 3-3 draw against Bayern Munich.Aside from that, Erik ten Hag’s side are also going strong in the Eredivisie with 15 wins from their 17 games leaving them second and two points adrift of leaders PSV Eindhoven.Sneijder, who started out his playing career at Ajax and also played for Real, warned that an upset could be on the cards.“For Ajax, this is the best moment to take on Real Madrid. I don’t see Real Madrid as being as strong as in previous years,” Sneijder told Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“That’s obvious. Ajax are a very young team, but nobody should be mistaken about them as they have a lot of quality and play very well, especially at home in Amsterdam. It’ll be a difficult tie for Real Madrid.”He added: “Real Madrid are still the favourites despite everything.“But look! If Ajax can achieve a good result in the first leg then Real Madrid could have problems, and we’ve seen that recently when they face teams that keep the ball.“This is a good matchup to check the quality of this Ajax side, one that is very exciting, as they go up against the three-in-a-row Champions League winners.”Sneijder played for Ajax between 2002 to 2007 and won the Eredivisie and two KNVB Cups, while managing 58 goals and 45 assists in 180 appearances across all competitions.The 34-year-old has since played for Real, Inter Milan, Galatasaray, OGC Nice and now Al-Gharafa in Qatar.last_img read more