BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE

first_imgThe last week of the league games went right down to the wire before we learned which four teams would make the playoffs and which two teams would battle it out in the wooden spoon game.Game 1: Thunder 42 – Clippers 53 Conor Dorrian (Thunder) got off the mark early in this one and punished the Clippers inside through his post play. That was before Steve Cannon began to heat up hitting three consecutive three-pointers for the Clippers. Paul Murray was in fine form also as he worked extremely hard for his Clippers to give them a 5-point halftime lead. Thunder’s Padhraic Coll, who has played well during the Summerleague despite his teams record, notched scores on the break, but these were quickly cancelled out by Necip Gercek. Moe Ismail rallied the Clippers to a win in the last few minutes. Top Scorers: (Thunder) Conor Dorrian 18pts and (Clippers) Steve Cannon 16pts.Game 2: Celtics 48 – Magic 52This was a close game from start to finish, with multiple lead changes. Pete Rose shot the ball good in the first half for the Celtics, while Edvinas Dapsys continued slashing to the basket and converting in traffic for Magic. Daniel McArdle grabbed a few steals, which resulted into easy lay-ups, and Erik Dragunas attacked the basket for scores to give Magic a one-point lead towards the end. Paul McHugh responded with a number of drives of his own to restore the lead for Celtics 48-46 with less than a minute to go. Mark Cannon calmly knocked down two free throws to tie and then Erik Dragunas stole the ball and found Cannon under the basket for a lay-up to seal the game for the Magic. Top Scorers: (Celtics) Paul Mc Hugh 24pts and (Magic) Mark Cannon 15pts. Game 3: Lakers 52 – Bulls 50With Lakers needing a win to stay in the playoff race, they had to dig deep all the way until the buzzer in this one. Big Ger Murray was huge in the opening half for the Bulls scoring all 12 of his points in it, however he barely touched the ball in the second half, which ultimately hurt their chances of progressing to the playoffs. John Cronin hit a couple of midrange jump shots for the Lakers, while Kieran O’Neill attacked the rim time and time again with success. Troy Morris matched him with drives of his own for the Bulls, while Pauric Carr began to come into the game in the second half. Bulls scored on a lay-up with 15 seconds to go to put them up one point. Lakers came down the court and O’Neill hit a three to send the Lakers up by two points and they held on to win the game in an exciting finish. Top Scorers: (Lakers) Kieran O Neill 26pts and (Bulls) Pauric Carr 17pts.Game 4: Celtics 62 – Bulls 60The winner of this game would go to the semi-finals, while the loser would be out of contention and into the spooner game. Celtics only had four so the game would be played 4v4, which meant there was a lot more space on the court for drives, and one person in particular took advantage of this to the maximum with an outstanding individual performance from Paul McHugh who netted a Summerleague record 49points for the Celtics. He scored drive after drive in the opening half as the Bulls switched defenders on him but to no avail. Conor McGoohan and Troy Morris (Bulls) hit numerous mid ranger shots between tem to keep this close throughout. Celtics responded with Manus Crampsey and Renatas Jocys getting on the scoreboard. James Potts was strong on the defensive end for Celtics. Pauric Carr had a number of sweet drives to the basket, while Ger Murray came into the game more as he got the ball in a position that could hurt their opponents. The game went score for score in the final minutes and McHugh eventually got the score that would seal their place in the playoffs, in yet another nail biting Summerleague game that went down to the end. Top Scorers: (Celtics) Paul McHugh 49pts and (Bulls) Pauric Carr 22pts.Game 5: Lakers51 – Thunder 46Lakers got another much needed win to secure their playoff spot and raced out to an early lead 12-0 before Billy Banda entered the game and used his strength and experience to hurt the Lakers inside. The comeback was on for the Thunder and they were beginning to rattle the Lakers. However they responded through Eduardas Diktonis and Padraig Barrett working well together inside. Connor Reid had a big first half for the Thunder to reduce the gap to five points. The second half was close, with Mike Foy drawing a nice charge, before Billy Banda dominated the post at the other end. Kieran O Neill showed stepped up with a number of big blocks and plays for his Lakers team to help them holds on for the win and a playoff spot. Top Scorers: (Lakers) Kieran O Neill 15pts and (Thunder) Billy Banda 25pts.Game 6: Magic 62 – Clippers 48 This game did not really mean too much as both teams had qualified for the playoffs, it just determined the seeding, with the winner taking 1st place. Magic started strong and led from start to finish in this one. Mark Cannon had a few nice passes as he found his team-mates on their cuts to the basket for easy scores. The Clippers Paul Murray scored well inside for his team to keep them close. Zak Balogun had a big game for the Magic as he controlled everything inside, and scored at will. Steve Cannon tried hard to lift the Clippers and proved to be a constant scoring threat all game, along with Rory O Brien who played good defence throughout, but Magic held on through Joseph King and Edvinas Dapsys as they won the game and topped the league standings. Top Scorers: (Magic) Zak Balogun 26pts and (Clippers) Steve Cannon 24pts.The semi final match ups will see the 1st place team (Magic) against the 4th placed (Celtics), while the 2nd placed (Clippers) take on the 3rd placed (Lakers). The Bulls and Thunder will square off in the wooden spoon game.All our information (stats, fixtures, results and more) can be viewed online at http://www.edwinfoley.ie/Letterkenny-Summer-League-2012BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE was last modified: July 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:basketballLetterkenny Summer Leguelast_img read more

‘I’LL STICK WITH OUR LORD RATHER THAN CLARE DALY,’ SAYS DONEGAL PRIEST

first_imgA Donegal priest has hit out at a TD after she claimed that prayers should not be recited in the Dail.Fr Martin Doohan, PP of DunfanaghyParish priest of the Catholic Church in Dunfanaghy, Fr Martin Doohan, slammed the remarks made by Independent TD Clare Daly over the recital of a prayer before each Dail sitting.Deputy Daly described the recital of the prayer as ‘offensive’ and claimed it had no place in modern Ireland. Her comments sparked a heated debate in the Dáil, with fellow Independent TD Mattie McGrath calling her remarks ‘ill-judged’ and ‘baseless’.That row in the Dáil prompted Fr Doohan to speak about it during his homily to his congregation at the Holy Cross church at the weekend.When contacted about his sermon Fr Doohan told Donegal Daily “I was very surprised that she found the recital of a prayer both ‘offensive’ and outdated in modern society.“But it’s almost getting to the stage in this country where you actually need to apologise for having faith in your religion. “We live in a democratic state, and everybody’s beliefs should be recognized and respected, but for an elected representative to say that about the recital of a prayer was astonishing.“I told my congregation, that in times of illness, tragedy and death, we get strength from our Lord, and our faith can get us through the most difficult times we experience in our lives.“I said, I think we’ll stick with our Lord in times of hardship rather than Clare Daly,” he said. ‘I’LL STICK WITH OUR LORD RATHER THAN CLARE DALY,’ SAYS DONEGAL PRIEST was last modified: October 8th, 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:Clare DalydailFeaturesFr DoohanIndependent TDnewsPriestRecital of a prayerlast_img read more

Students urged to put mental health first ahead of Leaving Cert results

first_imgStudents in Donegal are being urged to put their mental health first ahead of Leaving Cert results on Tuesday. The Samaritans is making the call, as nearly 60,000 Leaving Cert pupils prepare to get their marks.Over the last five years, Samaritans volunteers have answered almost three million calls for help, with demand on email and text message increasing month on month.The charity said their mental health is more important than grades, and they should ask for help if they are unhappy with their results.Director of the Waterford branch of Samaritans Anne Woodworth is urging them to think of how much they have achieved. She said: “Read them positively because they have been working towards this for six years and it’s a big-time in their life.“If we only look at the things that didn’t happen, we tend to see things negatively and it’s terribly important for all of us…to look at the things that have been achieved.”Students urged to put mental health first ahead of Leaving Cert results was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Cotto punishes Kamegai to win sixth world title

first_imgOnyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CARSON, CA – AUGUST 26: Miguel Cotto punches Yoshihiro Kamegai, as Cotto goes on to win in a 12 round unanimous decision during the WBO Junior Middleweight title fight at StubHub Center on August 26, 2017 in Carson, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPPuerto Rican great Miguel Cotto battered back the determined challenge of Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai on Saturday to claim the vacant World Boxing organization junior middleweight world title.In an action-packed bout in an outdoor ring at the StubHub Center in suburban Los Angeles, Cotto emerged with a unanimous decision, winning it by scores of 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110.ADVERTISEMENT Abatayo adds to PH’s haul in lawn bowls with bronze Read Next Cotto hadn’t fought since November 2015, when he lost the middleweight title to Canelo Alvarez, who later vacated the title to take on Gennady Golovkin on September 16.But the 36-year-old, who says he’ll retire after one more fight in December, was dominant as he improved to 45-1 with 33 wins inside the distance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKamegai came right at Cotto from the opening bell, backing him into the ropes and sneaking in rights.But Cotto landed the harder punches, nailing him with a big left hook to end the first round. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension It was just one of many punishing blows Kamegai would absorb on the night.Cotto landed a huge right hand to start the fifth that snapped Kamegai’s head back — even then the Japanese kept coming.“He’s a tough fighter, tough opponent,” Cotto said. Since round number five, six, I already knew I’m not going to stop him.”Despite his heart, Kamegai didn’t have the power to hurt Cotto, who insisted he would stick to his plan to retire after one more fight this year.“I’m 36 already. I’m going to be 37 on october 29 and I think it’s enough. It’s enough boxing for me,” Cotto said. “One more in December and that will be all.”ADVERTISEMENT Asked who he’d pick for an opponent in his final bout, Cotto deferred to trainer Freddy Roach.Roach mentioned the possibility of getting the winner of the Golovkin-Alvarez bout.“We’re not going to duck anybody,” Roach said. “We’re going to go out with a bang.” LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Gins finish strong, soar 2-0 vs Bolts

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-seven title series took on an entirely different complexion, and Barangay Ginebra frolicked in the moment to deal Meralco another loss that will definitely sting more.Dragged into a defense oriented contest, the Gin Kings tightened the noose on the enemy in the stretch and completed a come-from-behind 86-76 decision of the Bolts for a 2-0 lead before more than 16,000 screaming fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img “We beat them two-in-a-row and they (Bolts) can certainly beat us two-in-a-row,” Cone said, showing a lot of respect on the team that topped the elimination round. “We’re certainly happy being 2-0 up, but you couldn’t be pleased with yourself. It doesn’t guarantee us anything.”Justin Brownlee scored 19 points and was the other big offensive weapon for Cone in the fourth with eight of his total.Earlier, Greg Slaughter was adjudged Best Player of the conference while Meralco’s Allen Durham won the Best Import award for the second straight season.GINEBRA 86 – MERALCO 76GINEBRA 86—Brownlee 19, Aguilar 16, Tenorio 14, Devance 10, Thompson 9, Mercado 6, Caguioa 6, Ferrer 3, Slaughter 3.MERALCO 76—Durham 25, Amer 10, De Ocampo 10, Hodge 9, Newsome 8, Lanete 6, Dillinger 5, Tolomia 3, Caram 0, Hugnatan 0.Quarters: 18-24, 40-37, 57-62, 86-76ADVERTISEMENT Unlike in the series opener where there was practically no endgame to speak of after the Kings played with command right from the start, Ginebra needed to step up big this time and closed out with a 19-1 bomb to gather all the momentum it needs going into the critical third game this Wednesday.“We took a big punch from them early in the game and survived that,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said. “We managed to make it a possession-by-possession game [in the closing minutes] and had a good closing kick.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLA Tenorio scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, seven of them inside the final 2:44, as the Kings erased a 75-69 deficit heading into the final 5:56.Of the 36 teams that took 2-0 leads in a title series in the Philippine Basketball Association’s history, 30 teams went on to win the title.It is a piece of history that Cone would not want his players to think of at the moment. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Archers slay Maroons View commentslast_img read more

FRED HUBBELL TO ANNOUNCE RUNNING MATE SATURDAY

first_imgDemocrats and Republicans will hold their state conventions in Des Moines Saturday.The Democrats will gather in downtown Des Moines and Fred Hubbell — the party’s nominee for governor –will reveal who he’s chosen as a running mate.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/HUB-CHOICE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….to be our lieutenant governor.” :08Since 1990, every Democrat and Republican nominated to run for governor has opted for “gender balance” at the top of the ticket.Republicans are holding their state convention across town, on the state fairgrounds.The G-O-P delegates will formally nominate Adam Gregg as their party’s lieutenant governor.Governor Kim Reynolds announced he’d be her running mate and governing partner in May of last year, the day after she took over from departing Governor Terry Branstad.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd pull trigger on Martial one-year extension

first_imgMan Utd pull trigger on Martial one-year extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have triggered a one-year option in Anthony Martial’s contract. The Frenchman is now under contract until 2020, however, the club have begun negotiations to further extend that deal.Martial is United’s top goalscorer with eight this season and has established himself as a regular starter after previously falling out with manager Jose Mourinho.Juventus, Chelsea and Tottenham have all expressed an interest in the 23-year-old. However, Goal claims Martial is open to remaining at Old Trafford beyond 2020. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

8 days agoArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles: I’ve learnt plenty from Ljungberg

first_imgArsenal youngster Maitland-Niles: I’ve learnt plenty from Ljungbergby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles has praised Freddie Ljungberg for helping improve his game.The former Gunners winger was promoted from U23 boss to assistant first-team coach this season.”There’s quite a few things [I have learnt from Ljungberg] really,” he said. “He knows me as a winger, so attacking-wise he’s helped my game a lot. Defensively, I go to someone else to help me because they’re two different styles that I have to play.”Him personally, he’s pulled me to the side a lot and has shown me different techniques and ways of beating players, ways of crossing the ball and shooting.”It’s helping me and I’m happy to have him around because he’s such a big figure in the team.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report: 4-Star PF Noah Dickerson Has Asked Florida For A Release From His Letter Of Intent

first_imgNew Florida basketball coach Mike White inherits a Florida program that has been very strong over the last few decades, but he has some work to do to lock down the 2015 recruiting class built by Billy Donovan. Four star Noah Dickerson of Monteverde Academy had been one of the cornerstones of the Gators’ class, but according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he is looking to reevaluate his college options with Donovan out of the picture.Florida signee Noah Dickerson told ESPN he has asked for his release.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 13, 2015Dickerson committed to Florida back in August, and has offers from Connecticut, Georgetown, LSU, N.C. State, Ohio State, Virginia, and numerous other programs, including much of the SEC. It should be noted that last night, he retweeted a message in support of White getting verified on Twitter.dickersonwhiteRTMaybe Florida still has a chance to finish with Dickerson’s commitment. Either way, he is well within his right to want to reevaluate things after the departure of the coach that he had committed to. We should find out where he will end up fairly soon.last_img read more