Arthur tips Eels improvement after tough win

first_imgAn opening round 20-12 win over Manly at their home ground is a pretty good way to start a season for any NRL club but if you’ve been paying any attention to Arthur in his time at the club you won’t be surprised that he isn’t exactly getting carried away just yet.The Eels triumphed by just three tries to two despite a 60-40 weight of possession in their favour and at one stage had nine straight possessions (including forcing four back-to-back goal line drop-outs) without scoring anything more than a penalty goal.”I thought both teams went at it and I reckon we probably need to give a bit of credit to Manly, they drew a fair bit of pressure on the try-line there in the second half but I was really happy that we showed a bit of patience,” Arthur said after the game.He also noted that the new playmaking spine of halfback Corey Norman, five-eighth Clint Gutherson, hooker Kaysa Pritchard and fullback Bevan French were playing their first game together as a combination having not even so much as trialled together yet.”We went into this game a little bit underdone. We didn’t play a lot of minutes throughout the trials with a lot of our key players,” he said.”Corey Norman and ‘Gutho’ haven’t played together; Normy hasn’t played since Round 18 so we’ve got a lot to work on but just to complete at 82 per cent and turn up defensively and grind out a win was pleasing.”They had a lot of training pre-season with them together but then after Christmas we only had a couple of weeks then some of them are getting ready to play Nines, some of them are getting ready to play in a trial in Alice Springs so their preparation wasn’t great but they’re going to get better.”It will be a little bit better next week. It’s going to take time but we’re going to persist with it and Corey Norman hasn’t got any match fitness at the moment so he was seeing things and he just couldn’t get there.”last_img read more

‘I think I am the man for the job,’ claims Ramsey despite QPR’s relegation to the Championship

first_imgQPR manager Chris Ramsey believes he is still the best man for the job despite overseeing his side’s second relegation in three years after a dismal 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.A Sergio Aguero hat-trick and further strikes from Aleksandar Kolarov, James Milner and David Silva condemned the Hoops to an embarrassing loss which saw them join Burnley in next season’s Championship.Ramsey has mustered just one win from 11 games since taking charge in February, but the interim manager is confident he can steer the club back into the top flight at the first time of asking.“I think I am the man for the job and I am sure this club will be back where it should be,” said the 53-year-old.“I am a fighter myself, I’ve now got an opportunity to save their status. We were on the slide before I took the job. It’s a great club and they deserve to be in the Premier League.”Ramsey did not attempt to defend his players after their abysmal showing at the Etihad which seemed more a formality of when, rather than if, they would relegated.He said: “Today was disappointing, the way we performed in front of a big TV audience and big crowd here.“I didn’t think it was good enough at all. It’s not been what we’ve become used to in the last few weeks.”The Hoops boss cited a necessary overhaul to help revitalise the club with a lot of players nearing the end of their contracts and many more looking disinterested and disenchanted.“It’s well documented that a lot of the squad are coming to the end of their contracts. There are some good lads there,” Ramsey added.“But you don’t end up at the bottom of the league just in one game, it’s something that has been happening all season.”last_img read more

Nicolas Otamendi to sign for Man United? Latest reports

first_img1 After seven years of managers neglecting Manchester United’s ailing central midfield, Louis van Gaal has finally addressed the issue with the arrivals of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.However, attentions now turn to the problems in central defence and with overtures for Sergio Ramos and Mats Hummels seemingly falling on deaf ears, it looks like Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi is next on the list of targets.The Daily Star reported on July 12 that the Argentine’s agent Eugenio Lopez brought in super-agent Jorge Mendes to help broker a deal to the Premier League with United identified as Otamendi’s favoured destination.As Sergio Ramos was still a very realistic possibility at the time, United were preoccupied and the move cooled.But, with Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez publically stating Ramos was not going anywhere, the Otamendi move looks very much back on and the Independent revealed the defender was willing to go on strike to force the move.They suggested that if Manchester United met Valencia’s £35m asking price then the he could be a posing with a red shirt in front of a black background littered with sponsors’ logos by July 27.But with United bidding less than that for Ramos, it is unlikely the move will be particularly straightforward.However, things have accelerated over the last 24 hours with Spanish newspaper MARCA reporting that Otamendi had been left out of the club’s official kit launch despite being one of the club’s biggest stars, hinting that the 27-year-old was on his way out of the Mestalla.Valencia report back for pre-season training on July 26 and it is understood all parties want an outcome, one way or another, by that date.Van Gaal revealed to MUTV this week that he expected to make more signings this summer and had identified two positions that definitely need strengthening – believed to be central defence and striker.The club are keen to get all their business done early this summer and allow the new recruits to settle so expect further developments on this story to come thick and fast.last_img read more

MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF LETTRKENNY MAN

first_imgA 46-year-old man has been charged with the attempted murder of Letterkenny man Paul Mythen.Mr Mythen, 39, of Leckview Cottages, is still fighting for his life at the Royal Victoria Hospital after sustaining horrific head injuries in a hammer attack in Derry City.Another man, Paddy Harkin, died during the attack at Bayview Terrace in the early hours of Sunday morning last. Paul Greatbanks of Bayview Terrace in Derry appeared at Derry Magistrate Court charged with attempting to murder Mr Mythen and murdering Mr Harkin.He spoke only to acknowledge his name during the brief hearing.A police officer said she believed she could connect Greatbanks to the charges.There was no application for bail and Greatbanks was remanded in custody to appear again by videolink on March10th.There was a large crowd of family and friends of Mr. Harkin in court and District Judge Barney McElholm said he wanted to express his condolences to the family.Letterkenny man Paul Mythen is well-known in the alternative arts scene around Letterkenny and Derry where he was part of the nartystation.com movie company.He has starred in 16 of the group’s films and also played guitar.Formerly of Croagh Patrick Avenue, his sister Clare is at his bedside in hospital as he battles to overcome his injuries.EndsMAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF LETTRKENNY MAN was last modified: May 31st, 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)last_img read more

GAA NEWS – KILCAR TO LAUNCH ITS NEW CLUB WEBSITE

first_imgThe new club website will be on line inside the next 2 weeks, if underage managers would contact James with info about their respected teams .Cúl Camp;Date: July 15th to July 19th Time: 10am to 2pmCost: €55 for 1 child, €45 for 2nd child and €40 for 3rd/4th/5thRegister on the morning of Tuesday 15th @ 9:30am or online @www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps application forms are also in the tea rooms in Towney.Contact: Kevin Lyons on 087-8361215 for any other information Ulster Final TicketsAll tickets must be collected and paid for on Tuesday 16th July between 8 and 10pm in Towney.Ladies;Hard luck to our ladies team who were defeated in the Junior A championship first round first leg last night on a scoreline of Cill Chartha 1-10 Glenties 3-09Underage Both under 12 and under 16 teams had good victory’s in Towney this evening against N Brid ,U12 Cill Chartha 5-11 N Brid 1-7,and the u 16 game Cill Chartha 3-15 N Brid 0-7. Fixtuers this week,u-12 home to Pettigo on Fri at 6.30,U-16 home to F Masters on Fri at 7.30,Minor C’ship on Thurs against ardara at 7.30.Lotto, There was no winner of the lotto ,numbers were 8,15,20,26 ,lotto plus numbers,2,6,19,26, consolation prizes went to Paddy Sweeney ,paddy Mc Brearty Carrick,Michael Mc Shane.Bingo; Winners were Deirbhile Mc Shane,Michael Doherty,Margaret Cunningham,Eileen Curran,Letty Doherty,Margaret Byrne.Coláiste Na Carraige School reunion, The tickets for the Gala Ball are now on sale €30 each for Dinner and Dance in Blue Haven Hotel on Sat 13th July.GAA NEWS – KILCAR TO LAUNCH ITS NEW CLUB WEBSITE was last modified: July 8th, 2013 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:Kilcar GAAWEBSITElast_img read more

RED HUGHS GAA CLUB LAUNCH 24-HOUR WALKATHON FUNDRAISER FOR BABY CAOLAN MELAUGH

first_imgRed Hughs GAA News:Caolan Melaugh Fund The club fundraiser for Caolan is on this weekend. It kicks off on Saturday at 1pm with a 24 hour walkathon at the clubhouse.Sunday will be a family fun day with loads of activities taking place for everyone to enjoy. We would appeal to everyone in the club and community to come out and support this event. More details on facebook.Senior MenTraining will resume as normal this Tuesday & Thursday at 7.30pm Under 10The girls and boys were in action last Friday evening in O Donnell Park Letterkenny. For the first time ever we were able to put out a full team of girls at this age group. That is a credit to the coaches involved for putting in such a great effort with this age group. Well done to everyone involved.Under 12 GirlsThe girls are away to St Eunans this Tuesday evening in the opening game of their championship. Throw in 7pm good luck to the girls and management.Under 12 BoysThe young lads are going very well this year having only been beaten once in their first four games.  They are at home this Wednesday evening v Letterkenny Gaels throw in 6.30pm Come out and support the lads. Under 14 BoysRed Hughs under 14 boys narrowly lost to St Mary’s Convoy at the Crossroads . A great team performance where every player give it their best to lose by 5 points. Final Score 5-9 to 3-10. Team: Ruairi McLaughin, Gareth McGill, Darragh McMenamin, Dillon Carlin, Luke Browne, Cian Gallagher, Pauric Moss, Kieran Neeson, Jack Gillespie, Evan Hickey, Adam Sweeney, Tiarnan Kelly, Oisin McElhinney, Odhran McGlinchey, Mark McGlinchey, Mark McElhinney. Training continues this Friday night at 7pm as in preparation for quarter finals.Saturday Morning CoachingRed Hughs underage training on Saturday mornings from 11am to12noon. This will be for all boys and girls from u6s up to u10s and u12 boys. This year we will be collecting €2 per child and no more than €5 per family for the use of the facilities to train. This money will go straight back into the underage training funds.Any parent/guardian that may be willing to help out on Saturday mornings please don’t hesitate to contact any of the coaches on the morning of the training.​Lotto & 100+ Club ResultsNumbers Drawn 5,2,4,6,8,3,1,7 One winner matched 3 numbers Ciara Gallagher Lismullaghduff wins €50Next weeks jackpot is €5,400This weeks winner of the 100+ Club draw was number 2 Mary Mc Kelvey Rushey Hill wins €100Thanks to everyone for your continues supportOther NewsWell done to all the boys who took part in the Primary Schools Skills Competition this evening.Ruari Mc Laughlin will now represent Red Hughs in the Skills FINAL in Mc Cool Park Ballybofey.Good luck Ruari.Congratulations to Maura Mc Crudden and the under 14 Donegal ladies on their magnificent victory over Roscommon in the All Ireland semi Final last weekend. Best of luck in the final from everyone in Red Hughs.There will be a club meeting this wednesday in the clubhouse at 8.30pm. Please attendRED HUGHS GAA CLUB LAUNCH 24-HOUR WALKATHON FUNDRAISER FOR BABY CAOLAN MELAUGH was last modified: June 16th, 2015 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

Packie Mailey commits to Finn Harps for 2017 season

first_imgPACKIE Mailey has become the latest member of the Finn Harps squad to commit for the 2017 season.Ahead of pre-season training beginning on Thursday, the Convoy man has put pen to paper at Finn Park.Mailey made his debut in an away League Cup game against Sligo Rovers in May 2009 has played 154 times for the club during two spells at Finn Park and has found the net 8 times. The powerful defender started 25 games during the 2016 campaign and previously had spells at Institute, Hibernian and Stenhousemuir.Packie Mailey commits to Finn Harps for 2017 season was last modified: January 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Timmer Continues To Exemplify The Bulldog Way

first_imgTimmer has also had to learn how to deal with being a marked man on the court, always getting significant attention on the opponent’s scouting report.”He’s worked hard at just letting the game come to him,” Rutter said. “During some stretches, the best thing he can do is moving the ball to the next guy, which is a lot easier said than done for a natural scorer. And he’s a team-first guy. All he cares about is our team and the success of our team. That’s what he hangs his hat on. He could care less about being a 1,000-point scorer or the different records and accolades. He has a burning desire to help this team be successful.” “You’d be hard-pressed to find a better representative of our program and the “Bulldog Way’ than Reed,” Rutter said. “We’ve obviously very proud of him.” Print Friendly Version We offer a recent week in Timmer’s life to provide a window into what it’s like to walk in his shoes. The “Bulldog Way” is the cornerstone of Drake’s athletic culture and department as a whole, stressing things like integrity, commitment to excellence, outworking and outhustling opponents and maximizing potential while aspiring to greatness. “When I was recruited here, I talked with the academic departments and with (athletic director) Sandy Hatfield  Clubb, and they made it pretty clear that I could do it,” Timmer said of the academic and athletic demands. “They never said it would be easy. But if you really want to do it, you can do it. I didn’t take that lightly. Ever since I’ve been here, they’ve done a really good job of working with me and making it work. Because I know if I had tried to do this somewhere else it may not be the same story.” “He is a very good leader,” Rutter said. “He has a lot of poise about him. Never too high, never too low. Really grounded. Reed has several qualities that make him who he is. Driven. Focused. Competitive. Intelligent. Confident. And it’s been a lot of fun working with him over the last three years.” Juggling two worlds is not easy. But Timmer has mastered time management while using his athletic skills to get an education at a high-level academic institution. His name is Reed Timmer, a junior guard working toward a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree. The same guy, the two-time Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, who has already become one of the Top 10 scorers in program history. “He has clearly mastered the balance of academics and basketball, and has done it at a very high level,” Drake Coach Jeff Rutter said. Timmer’s success in the classroom is extraordinary. He was recently named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic all-District team. But basketball offers him a feeling of success outside the classroom that he cherishes just as much. Timmer is balancing basketball with the 18 hours of classwork on his schedule the second semester. Because of the afternoon times some of his required classes were offered, the team practices at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday so he can make things work. Timmer selected Drake over Ohio, Toledo, Illinois-Chicago, Loyola of Chicago and a few Ivy League options. It’s been a demanding season for Timmer on the basketball court, with fewer victories than he had hoped for and a coaching change to deal with. But his effort has remained steadfast. The Bulldogs returned from a Tuesday night game at Evansville around midnight.  Timmer made up a test he missed on Wednesday, had two more tests Thursday and three more on Friday. That Saturday, he passed Ken Harris and moved into 10th on Drake’s career scoring list with his 15 points in a one-possession loss to Missouri State. Timmer, Drake’s leading scorer the last two seasons, has more than 1,300 career points. “It definitely takes a lot of planning,” Timmer said. “I’ll think about a week ahead. I have a calendar of all the tests, all the stuff I have to study for, and then integrate that with the practice plan and what we have for games. I plan out my whole day, even coordinated naps or rest time. The biggest key is to take time to relax. Because if you run yourself too dry, you’re going to blow yourself up mentally.” This semester, Timmer is taking a lab in pharmacy skills and classes in Principles of Drug Action, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, Pathophysiology and Pharmaceutical Calculations. He’s in the third year of a six-year program: two years in pre-Pharmacy, then four years in the professional program. “You can only play basketball as long as your body allows you to,” said Timmer, who is from New Berlin, Wis. “I was really just trying to focus on bettering my life well past basketball. I had an opportunity to take advantage of this program and this school. I feel like some student-athletes might focus too much on basketball, and not focus on school until maybe basketball is over. If you can do it at the same time, why not take advantage of it? I take great pride in that.” “Basketball is such a special thing,” Timmer said. “It teaches you so many of life’s lessons. And it teaches you discipline. I’ve used what I’ve learned on the basketball court in school and in real life. It’s definitely something Coach Rutter has instilled in us, and that’s to enjoy the journey. It may not be about wins and losses all the time.” By: Rick Brown – 11-time Iowa Sportswriter of the YearSpecial to www.GoDrakeBulldogs.comWant to meet a true blue student-athlete? You’ll find him in a Drake basketball uniform, wearing No. 12.last_img read more

Soccer star Kevin calls time on career after horrific accident

first_imgOne of Donegal’s greatest sporting stars, Kevin McHugh, has called time on his many years with Finn Harps.The Killea man suffered a horrific injury and lost a finger in a freak accident last week.Today the much-loved sportsman officially announced that he was calling time on his soccer career. Kevin told finnharps.com “Yeah, obviously a disaster for me personally with the recent accident and ultimately finishing my career at this level. It’s not how I imagined leaving the club, but that’s life in general isn’t it? No-one knows what’s around the corner, but you just have to get on with it. Between managing/coaching and work/family I’ll be kept pretty busy anyways.”The father of two runs the Donegal Soccer Academy and is keeping a close eye on emerging talent.Kevin, who works in the IT department of Donegal County Council, admitted that the tempo of the Premier Division is relentless but he is confident Harps can stay up – and will get stronger next season.“It’s an unforgiving Division, mistakes are punished and every point you get is well earned, so if Ollie is able to keep us up it will be a very successful season, despite all the recent negative press. This season will stand to this group in terms of tempo of the games, fitness levels and the realization of the commitment it takes to be a proper footballer in the premier division. It really is relentless.” A spokesman for Finn Harps wished Kevin every success for the future and hinted that they will honour his contribution to Harps in the coming weeks.“Harps players, management and volunteers are looking forward to recognizing Kevin’s huge contribution to the club and wish him the very best in his recovery,” said the spokesman.Soccer star Kevin calls time on career after horrific accident was last modified: October 11th, 2016 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

Bulega optimistic about Crested Cranes chances

first_imgThe Crested Cranes training earlier this week (file photo)Tokyo 2020 Olympics Qualifiers1st Leg Wednesday, 3rd April 2019Ethiopia Vs Uganda – Addis Ababa stadiumReturn Leg Saturday, 6th April 2019Uganda Vs Ethiopia – LugogoUganda Crested cranes head coach Faridah Bulega is optimistic that her team will make it through the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympics qualifiers.Uganda will take on Ethiopia on Wednesday in the first leg of the preliminary round at the Addis Ababa Stadium.The head coach believes getting a positive result in Addis Ababa will be important if her team is to progress to the next stage.“The team is in good shape both mentally and physically. We have had good preparations and hoping for the best on Wednesday, said Bulega.She also added that they will first play a defensive game because they want a positive result, however if it doesn’t go as planned they will shift to attacking.“We shall first play a defensive game because we want a positive result ahead of the return leg,” she said.The winner between Uganda and Ethiopia on aggregate will play Cameroon at the next qualifying stage.Africa has one and half slots at the Olympics with the overall winner of the qualifiers earning a direct ticket while the runner up will play a playoff game against a team from South America.The last time the two teams met was at the 2018 Women’s CECAFA Championship in Rwanda, a game that Uganda won 2-1.Team that travelled to Ethiopia:Goalkeepers: Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves)Defenders: Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs High School Rubaga), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Viola Namuddu (Makerere-She MAK), Yudaya Nakayenze (Siminole State College, USA), Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslem SS Ladies FC), Marion Amangat (Olila High School)Midfeilders: Phionah Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslem Ladies FC), Shamira Nalujja (Isra Soccer Academy), Fauziah Najjemba (Isra Soccer Academy), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves).Strikers: Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslem Ladies FC), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Sandra Nabweteme (Southwestern Oklahoma State University, USA) and Fazila Ikwaput (BIIK Kazygurt, Kazakhstan)Comments Tags: crested cranesfaridah bulegaTokyo 2020 CAF Women’s Qualifierstoplast_img read more