Galway Minor Footballers Book Place In All-Ireland Final

first_imgThe Galway Minor Footballers are in the All-Ireland Final on the 1st of September following a 0-14 to 0-13 win over Kerry in the Semi-Final played in Croke Park. Here is another chance to hear the commentary of this famous win with Tommy Devane and Kevin Dwyer. The Match Report with Kevin Dwyer After The game, Tommy spoke to Galway manager Donal O’Fatharta The Galway captain and man of the match is Jonathan McGrath, He spoke to Tommy after the game.Galway:D Holleran; J McGrath, R King, L Tevnan, C Hernon (0-01), E Fiorentini, KO’Neill; L McLaughlin, D O’Flaherty; E Nolan, W Seoige (0-02), D Brady (0-02);N Grainger (0-01), T Culhane (0-06, 4f), D Cox (0-01).Subs:C Gallagher for O’Flaherty, N Cunningham for Grainger (47), J Webb for O’Neill(50), D Kennedy (0-01) for Brady (56)Kerry:D Burns; L Chester, A Dineen, K O’Sullivan; E O’Sullivan, A Curran, S O’Brien(0-01); C O Beaglaoich, R Collins; C Crowley (0-01), J O’Connor (0-02), D Lynch(0-03); D Geaney (0-03), G Hassett, E O’Shea (0-03).Subs:D O’Callaghan for Crowley (38), J Linehan for Lynch (44), K Goulding for O’Shea(54), T O Hainifein for Collins (57), R OGrady for Geaney (62)Referee:M McNally (Monaghan).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email This was a special win for Galway who in turn ended Kerry’s dominance in the competition that stretched back to 2013’s All-Ireland Quarter Final. A run of 34 games unbeaten and five All-Ireland titles in a row.last_img read more

Ronaldo ‘has received offer to sign for Juventus’

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has received an offer to leave Real Madrid and join Italian champions Juventus, a source close to the player told Reuters on Wednesday.Ronaldo, who joined Real from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record 80 million pounds, is the Spanish club’s all-time top scorer with 451 goals in all competitions and has won two La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies with them.Despite the glut of silverware, however, the five-times world player of the year has had frequent fallouts with Real and has declared on several occasions that he wants to leave the club.Moments after lifting a third consecutive Champions League trophy by helping beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final on May 26, Ronaldo appeared to suggest he had already decided to leave Real, telling a television reporter on the pitch at Kiev’s NSC Olympic Stadium: “It was beautiful to play for Real Madrid.”Ronaldo, 33, appeared to backtrack on that statement during Real’s celebration parade through the Spanish capital the next day, when he told a mass of supporters: “See you next season.”The Portugal forward was reported to be on the verge of leaving last June after a news story appeared in Portuguese newspaper Record declaring he was unhappy with the club.He also caused a stir in 2012 when he declared in a post-match interview after a game with Granada: “I’m sad and the club know why.”Juventus declined to comment when contacted by Reuters, while Real Madrid said: “Our official comments are made through our official media channels.”Real have not issued any statement on their website about Ronaldo, although in the past days they have issued statements denying reports they have made transfer bids for Paris St Germain forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.Spanish newspaper Marca suggested on Wednesday that Ronaldo is unhappy at Real because they are searching for his successor and president Florentino Perez has publicly courted Neymar, urging the Brazilian last year to come to Madrid if he wants to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award.Ronaldo scored two goals against Juventus in Real’s 4-1 win in the 2017 Champions League final and earlier this season struck a jaw-dropping bicycle kick against the Italians in a 3-0 win in a quarter-final first-leg game in Turin which prompted Juve supporters to give him a standing ovation.The Portuguese converted a stoppage-time penalty in the second leg to knock the Italians out 4-3 on aggregate.Ronaldo enjoyed an explosive start to the 2018 World Cup by scoring a hat-trick in his side’s 3-3 draw with Spain, also hitting Portugal’s winner in a 1-0 win over Morocco. But he missed a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Iran and failed to score in his side’s 2-1 defeat by Uruguay in the last 16.last_img read more

Star Bok winger Kolbe set for final battle with England

first_imgTeammate Faf de Klerk dominated proceedings against Wales, as the two sides kicked the ball an incredible 81 times over the 80 minutes, deploying a kicking game backed by a pressing, aggressive defence that tries to force opposition errors.“I obviously do enjoy running with ball in hand, but the game has really differed in the last couple of months in terms of being more aerial, battle-wise,” said Kolbe.“I think there’s going to be a bit of a contest in the air and chasing and I think that the team that’s going to be up for that is the team that’s going to pull it through.”While De Klerk and Handre Pollard pull the half-back strings for South Africa, with full-back Willie Le Roux also offering a kicking option, England’s Owen Farrell, George Ford and Elliot Daly all have an equally impressive kicking game.“There are structures, plans put in place,” continued Kolbe, who said he was looking forward to coming up against Jonny May — “He has got a lot of wheels!”“If you wear that jersey, it’s whatever it takes to wear it and give the best on the field, whether it’s chasing up on a kick, on defence or running with the ball in hand.“It’s just going to be whatever it takes to make it work and make sure the team benefits at the end of the day.”– ‘Really confident’ –Prior to the semi-finals, Kolbe had underlined his credentials as one of the stars of the World Cup with a series of blistering performances that lit up the competition in Japan, wowing fans to become one of the most recognisable faces of the tournament.In a game increasingly made up of giants, Kolbe, standing a diminutive 1.72m (5ft 8in) tall and weighing in at a relatively paltry 80kg (12st 8lb), relies on his speedy footwork and an ability to use his power-packed stature to ricochet his way out of contact situations.Makazole Mapimpi has demonstrated equal ability on the left wing for South Africa, with five tries to his name in the competition.Kolbe comes back into the starting XV in place of S’Busiso Nkosi, who also played well against Wales, but misses out on the match-day 23 in coach Rassie Erasmus’ sole change from that last-four clash.“It’s definitely been frustrating, especially coming through the pool stages and getting injured against Italy probably in the last seconds of the game,” said Kolbe, cousin of South Africa’s world 400m record holder Wayde van Niekerk.“I’ve been training with the team for the last two weeks. I’m really confident that as a player I’m back to my old self, the ankle has really healed up nicely.“I’m really confident, I always give my 100 percent. I’ll never go out on the field when I’m not 100 percent because that’s just selfish as a player.”Kolbe, who enjoyed a breakthrough season with Top 14 champions Toulouse last season, added: “I’m just grateful to get another opportunity to wear the green and gold jersey and to play in the final.”0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000South Africa’s wing Cheslin Kolbe is ready to take to the skies against England © AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULATTOKYO, Japan, Oct 31 – As one of the hottest properties in rugby union, South Africa’s Cheslin Kolbe has made his mark as a free-roaming winger with lightning footwork and a sprinter’s acceleration.Back in the Springbok team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England after missing the 19-16 semi-final win over Wales with an ankle injury, Kolbe said he was instead primed for an aerial battle in Yokohama.last_img read more

Ducks want to win NHL title for veteran Selanne

first_imgBut it wasn’t spoken about publicly until after the Ducks eliminated the Detroit Red Wings last week and advanced to play the Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup Finals. Game 1 is tonight at the Honda Center. Now the quiet dressing room chatter has reached a crescendo. “We don’t have any better teammate,” goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere said. “He’s a guy who always has fun. He deserves this and if we can help him along the way, that would be great. I’d just love to see Teemu win this thing.” This is Selanne’s first trip to the finals and the Ducks’ second. Until last season, he had never been past the second round of the playoffs. The Ducks lost in the 2003 finals in seven games to the New Jersey Devils. Selanne set an NHL rookie record with 76 goals in 1992-93 while with the Winnipeg Jets. He was the MVP of the All-Star game in 1998. He won a bronze medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics and silver in 2006 in Turin. He has 540 goals and 595 assists in 1,041 regular season games in the NHL. And at the age of 36, at a time when most goal-scorers are simply trying to hang onto their roster spots, the Finnish Flash is poised for his greatest victory. He led the Ducks with 48 goals and 94 points during the regular season and has added five goals and 12 points in the playoffs, but he would gladly trade personal achievements for a chance to hoist the Stanley Cup. Selanne has talked often about the Ducks being like a family, like brothers. He has been a bit hesitant to speak about the notion of his teammates winning the Cup just for him. Questions about it gave him pause the past few days. “Obviously, there’s lots of players who have never won anything,” he said. “I’ve been waiting for 15 years to get this chance and I’m going to enjoy every minute. We have a good feeling about this. We all have the same dream.” In many ways, the Ducks’ quest for the Cup began with last May’s bitter defeat to the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference finals. The Ducks believed they were the better team, but lost simply because they ran into a hot goalie in Dwayne Roloson. No one was more candid in his statements about that loss than Selanne, who wondered how many more chances he would get to win the Cup. After signing a one-season contract worth $3.75 million to stay with the Ducks, he did what he could to make things right. Now his second chance is here and his teammates are determined to make sure he gets his championship. “He’s been terrific for our team in terms of leadership and what he’s done on the ice,” linemate Andy McDonald said. “He brings passion every day. He’s such a competitor. You want to win it for him. He’s obviously going to be a Hall of Famer, but to win the Cup for him would be truly amazing.” Never one to reveal too much, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle acknowledged that the team is pulling for Selanne to win. “I haven’t heard it verbalized,” Carlyle said, “but I think it’s part of the strategy as far as people trying to push for Teemu Selanne. (But) I think what we’ll do is leave that inside of our group.” In other words, don’t expect the Ducks to wear Mission 16W caps or T-shirts as the Colorado Avalanche did while defeating New Jersey and winning the Cup for veteran defenseman Ray Bourque in 2001. The Avalanche said the 16W referred to the 16 victories needed to win the Cup, although many suspected it was a slight against the Devils, whose home arena is next to the 16W turnpike exit. “He’s had a great career,” Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer said of Selanne. “I don’t think you need any extra incentive at this time of year, but obviously it would be great to see him win it.” (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANAHEIM Teemu Selanne has been many things during his lifetime: a son, a student, a teacher, a race car driver, a hockey superstar, a husband and a father. But until now he’s never been a sentimental favorite to win the Stanley Cup. The Win It For Teemu movement began after the Ducks dispatched the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks in the opening rounds of the playoffs. last_img read more

Former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores in line for La Liga job

first_img Quique Sanchez Flores led Watford to Premier League safety Former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores is being tipped to take charge of Espanyol this summer.The Spaniard was sacked by Watford’s owners earlier this month – despite comfortably leading the club to Premier League safety and an FA Cup semi-final – and swiftly replaced by Italian manager Walter Mazzarri.However, according to Marca, Sanchez Flores is the firm favourite to take over at the Catalan club, who are set to sack Constantin Galca next week.Espanyol owners were left disappointed with the club’s 13th-place finish in La Liga last season and have lined up Rayo Vallecano boss Paco Jemez and Sanchez Flores as potential replacements.And it appears that Sanchez Flores is now on the verge of reaching a deal with Espanyol after holding positive talks this week. 1last_img read more

Wachovia, PNC, BofA beset by further woes

first_imgIn a client note to investors, Morgan Keegan & Co. analyst Robert S. Patten said: “There is no good news that we expect from the banks as they work their way through these credit and liquidity issues.” In a separate presentation, Bank of America’s CEO Ken Lewis said, “the economy is definitely slowing.” “We expect weak fourth and first quarters, but at this point we are not forecasting a recession,” Lewis said. “I think you certainly can assume results will again be quite disappointing.” Bank of America said it expects to take a provision expense of $3.3 billion in the fourth quarter and warned write-downs on collateralized debt obligations could grow, adding to fears the nation’s housing and mortgage-lending slump might exact a greater toll than in the wretched third quarter – when industrywide write-downs topped $46 billion. Bank of America is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings on Jan. 22. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial, on average, forecast a profit of 70 cents a share.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHARLOTTE, N.C. – More troubling news erupted from the financial services sector Wednesday as Wachovia, PNC and Bank of America warned of bigger-than-expected write-downs and hinted that fourth quarter results could be a disappointment. Wachovia Corp. doubled its estimate of loan loss provisions to about $1 billion for the fourth quarter, while the chief executive of crosstown rival Bank of America Corp. pointed to higher write-down and said he expects credit market turbulence to extend into 2008. A third major bank, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., said the money it will set aside to cover bad loans for the last three months of the year will be more than twice as large as in the third quarter. The disclosures come as many national banks have forecast increasing credit losses in the wake of last summer’s subprime mortgage crisis. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIn a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last month, Charlotte-based Wachovia had said it expected to record a loan-loss provision in the fourth quarter between $500 million and $600 million. In a discussion with financial analysts Wednesday in New York, Wachovia’s CEO Ken Thompson said fourth-quarter losses from commercial and consumer mortgages, leveraged finance and structured products, including subprime-backed mortgage securities, had reached about $1.4 billion, similar to the level seen in the third quarter. Thompson said the updated fourth-quarter write-down estimate “will position us better as we enter 2008,” and he added that he is “comfortable” that his bank will “grow earnings” in the next year, but gave no specific forecast. Wachovia shares fell $1.42, or 3.4 percent, to $40.53 on Wednesday, while Bank of America shares lost $1.22, or 2.7percent, to $43.43 and PNC shares dropped $2.51, or 3.5percent, to $68.25. All three were making presentations at an investment conference in New York hosted by Goldman Sachs. last_img read more


first_imgBY EAMON HARVEY: The Cara Bundoran 10 mile Challenge, on this Saturday 10th March, is building up to be a huge success. Entries from near and far continue to pour in ; two charities will benifit from the race; local groups across the North West continue to train and prepare for the event.If you have not yet entered take a quick look at and fill out in an entry form- you won’t regret it. You can watch a video of the route here: race will have Chip Timing, Mile Markers – Split Times given at Every Mile, Water Stations, Souvenir Technical Fabric T-Shirt for all finishers, High Quality Goodie Bag for ALL Finishers, Course Accurately measured using the Jones M. plus €2,000 in prize money.I hope to see you there, EamonDDTV VIDEO: GET READY FOR THE BUNDORAN 10-MILE RUN WITH THIS VIDEO GUIDE was last modified: March 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:bundoran 10 mile runlast_img read more

Second quarter turbulent for stocks

first_imgThe University of Michigan’s June consumer sentiment reading came in better than expected, but the government reported consumer spending slowed sharply in May as rising gasoline prices left Americans with less to spend on other items. The Commerce Department said spending rose by just 0.4 percent last month after a 0.7 percent gain in April. Income growth also slowed to an advance of just 0.4 percent last month, reflecting weaker job growth. Friday marked the end of a difficult quarter for stocks. While on May 10 the Dow Jones industrials were just 75 points away from their all-time high close of 11,722.98, reached in January 2000, Wall Street abruptly reversed direction the next day, beginning weeks of losses as investors grew more anxious about the direction of interest rates. It wasn’t until this week that stocks regained their footing. The Dow ended the quarter up 40.90 points, or 0.37 percent; the S&P lost 24.63 points, or 1.90 percent; and the Nasdaq lost 167.70 points, or 7.17 percent.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Broader stock indicators also fell. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 2.67, or 0.21 percent, to 1,270.20, after Thursday’s gain of 26.87, its largest point gain since March 17, 2003. The Nasdaq composite index fell 2.29, or 0.11 percent, to 2,172.09 after rising 62.54, its largest point gain since July 27, 2002. Markets rallied Thursday after the Federal Reserve raised rates by a quarter of a percent and seemingly moderated its interest rate policy statement. But the Fed has still promised to keep a close eye on economic data. “You still have a `show-me’ type market,” said Bryan Piskorowski, market analyst at Wachovia Securities. The day’s economic data was, on balance, positive for stocks. The government said inflation, as measured by a price gauge tied to consumer spending, rose by 0.4 percent in May and was up 0.2 percent when energy and food prices are excluded. This measure of core inflation is up 2.1 percent when compared with May 2005, slightly above the Fed’s upper bounds for core inflation of 2 percent. NEW YORK – Stocks ended a turbulent second quarter with a moderate decline Friday as money managers, doing some last-minute adjustments, locked in gains from Thursday’s big rally. Analysts attributed the sell-off to end-of-quarter “window dressing” by managers preparing quarterly reports and the annual reconstitution of the Russell 3000 index, in which some stocks were added to the index while others were dropped. “This was nothing attributed to market conditions,” said Ryan Larson, senior equity trader at Voyageur Asset Management. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 40.58, or 0.36 percent, to 11,150.22. On Thursday, the Dow surged 217.24, its biggest single-day jump since March 21, 2003, when it added 235.37. last_img

‘It saddens my heart’ – Striker opens up over Liverpool problems

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Taiwo Awoniyi has revealed his frustration at failing to make his Liverpool debut despite signing for the club almost four years ago.The 21-year-old joined the Reds from Nigeria’s Imperial Academy in August 2015, but work permit issues have stalled his Anfield career. talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF 1 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move gameday cracker LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice “Everyone knows the importance of the work permit and how it works, and that you’d need to play for your national team.“If you don’t get a chance with your national team then it becomes difficult to get it.“Personally, I chose Liverpool because I would love to play in the English Premier League for Liverpool.“If God says it will happen then it will, but if not then I can only go on with my life and career.”Awoniyi, who represents Nigeria’s Under-23s side, is aiming to win a senior cap with his country. shining REPLY ADVICE Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland (Wednesday 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Liverpool (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs QPR (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Huddersfield vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm)Coventry vs Bristol Rovers (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Wolves (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT He said: “Nigeria is blessed with so many talented players and whoever finds himself playing for the country should count himself privileged.“If I get a chance I will be grateful for that but it is not something you have to force.“You can only wait for your time and if it comes you have to make good use of it.” REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Taiwo Awoniyi (left) is desperate to make his Liverpool debut Awoniyi has been loaned to Royal Excel Mouscron twice, FSV Frankfurt, NEC and Gent in an attempt to play regular first-team football.He has scored seven goals in ten league games for Royal Excel Mouscron in the Belgian top-flight this season.Awoniyi told the BBC: ”It saddens my heart that it’s been difficult to get a work permit for the past four years.“At the end of the season we have to go back to Liverpool to discuss.last_img read more

Twitter Can Be Used to Predict Stock Market, Say Researchers

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit sarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Tags:#NYT#predictions#twitter#web Researchers from Indiana University have devised a method for predicting changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average through the analysis of Twitter updates. Using two mood-recording algorithms, the Google-Profile of Mood States (GPOMS) and OpinionFinder, the team analyzed 9.7 million tweets posted between March and December 2008. They found that correlations between the calmness index, one of the six “moods” measured by GPOMS, could be used to predict whether or not the Dow Jones Industrial Average went up or down between two and six days later. According to MIT’s Technology Review, head researcher Johan Bollen and his team are announcing this news at Indiana University today. Regarding the discovery, Bollen says his team found “an accuracy of 87.6% in predicting the daily up and down changes in the closing values of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.” As MIT notes, that’s an incredible result. Maybe too incredible. The article then questioned some of the methodology involved with this project. For example, tweets from around the world were used instead of just U.S.-based ones, which seems an odd choice given that the intention was an analysis of the U.S. stock market. However, during 2008, Twitter’s user population was largely American, so this factor alone does not entirely discount the study. Calmness Linked to Stock Market ChangesWhat’s interesting about this analysis of Twitter moods is that out of the six states GPOMS measures – happiness, kindness, alertness, sureness, vitality and calmness – it’s the last one, calmness, that’s most useful in predicting stock market changes. None of the other indices, including those from OpinionFinder – a more general positive/negative sentiment indicator – reflected any stock market changes. The researchers admit that they don’t know why or how this selection of user feeds was able to make predictions so accurate, and they say more research is needed. Using Twitter to track the stock market is nothing new: StockTwits, for example, is an online community of investors where users sign in with their Twitter account to keep track of stock-related news. The service pulls in tweets tagged with a $ before a stock symbol (ex.: $AAPL). Competing service FINIF Financial Informatics, does something similar – it gathers sentiment reports in real-time from SEC filings, news headlines and Twitter. FINIF scans all recent Twitter updates that reference a stock symbol and then measures the sentiment using a custom word list to create the “sentiment score” for a given stock.However, neither service purports to offer stock predictions on this level based on either the news or the fluctuating “moods” of the Twitter user base. In the future, perhaps, that may change, as this sentiment analysis research continues. Related Posts last_img read more