The second John Deardon sponsored JTB Charity Classic golf tournament was played on Thursday, March 6th at Green Valley Golf Club. The format was a four-man Texas scramble and the numbers were up from last year’s 52 players to 80 players this year as the contest seems to be growing from strength to strength. The course was in fine condition and everyone had a great day. John is especially thankful to the Sugar Shack and Donavan’s golf society for switching their golf days to this day and providing so many players. This year’s winners were the Golf Club’s regulars John Emerson, Brad Sproxton, Kenny Aiara and Mike Newbert with a very creditable net score of 59.9.2014 JTB Charity Classic winners – John, Kenny, Mike and Brad.After auctioning off some excellent golf clubs and a bottle of Cognac donated by Jim Dundon, plus a cash donation of 12,600 Baht by Roger Bishop, the total raised for the Camillian children was 127,000 Baht. The volunteers from the center and John thanked everyone who took part to make the competition a great success.
It’s obvious that a rusty, healthy team has a better chance of winning than a battle tested, injured squad.Which is just what happened during round one of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships.Southridge of Surrey scored early and often en route to a 28-7 victory over Kootenay Rep, L.V. Rogers Rugby Bombers Saturday at City Field in Kelowna.Southridge now advances to the second round of the 16-team tournament to face two-ranked Brentwood College of Mill Bay.The injury-riddled Bombers face 15-ranked Esquimalt. The Island school was rocked 81-0 by Brentwood. LVR entered the tournament without a handful of starters, all suffering injuries down the stretch of the season.Bomber head coach Michael Joyce had hoped the Surrey private school squad may be a little rusty heading into the first round of the provincial tournament.However, that wish was quickly shattered as Southridge beat up and already battered Bomber squad.The Bombers returned home after the game in Kelowna.The team travels to Abbotsford for round two of the tourney Wednesday.Round three goes Thursday before the final placings are set in place Saturday.The Bombers, ranked seventh — the highest in school history — finished 13th spot in 2011.
– Mazda Ireland continue as official car sponsor of Connacht Rugby ahead of 2016/17 season REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***Mazda Ireland continue to drive Connacht Rugby on their road to success, Galway 26/8/2016Mazda Ireland is pleased to announce the continuation of its sponsorship of Guinness Pro12 Champions, Connacht Rugby and that local hero, Captain John Muldoon has been appointed as the Official Mazda Brand Ambassador for the 2016/2017 season. Pictured at the announcement, alongside the Mazda3, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 are Mazda Brand Ambassadors John Muldoon, Kieran Marmion and Denis Buckley.Mazda is also delighted to announce that the successful Mazda & Connacht Rugby Clinic will return for a bumper one-day event in Carton House, Co Kildare on Sunday 9th October. All three brand ambassadors along with team management and a selection of fellow Connacht Rugby players will be on hand to pass their knowledge and skills on to younger generations of rugby stars. As well as getting the chance to meet with the current Guinness Pro12 champions the day will also feature prize give-aways and for parents, the complete 162 Mazda range will be available to test drive, including the current world car of the year – the Mazda MX-5.For further information on the upcoming Rugby Clinic in Carton House on October 9th, visit www.mazda.ie or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MazdaIrelandPictured John MuldoonMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer – Galway born local hero Captain John Muldoon announced as official Mazda Brand Ambassador Mazda Ireland is pleased to announce the continuation of its sponsorship of Guinness Pro12 Champions, Connacht Rugby. Mazda has been a long standing partner of Connacht Rugby as both title and official car sponsor over the last six years and is truly proud of the well-earned success that Pat Lam and the team in Connacht Rugby have achieved so far in 2016.Mazda is delighted to confirm that local hero, Captain John Muldoon has been appointed as the Official Mazda Brand Ambassador for the 2016/2017 season. John joins fellow teammates Kieran Marmon and Denis Buckley as an official Mazda brand representative.Mazda is also pleased to announce that the successful Mazda & Connacht Rugby Clinic will return for a bumper one-day event in Carton House, Co Kildare on Sunday 9th October. All three brand ambassadors along with team management and a selection of fellow Connacht Rugby players will be on hand to pass their knowledge and skills on to younger generations of rugby stars. The Rugby Clinic, sponsored by Mazda Ireland, will be a fantastic opportunity for young rugby enthusiasts to practice and finesse their skills with some of Ireland’s top players. As well as getting the chance to meet with the current Guinness Pro12 champions the day will also feature prize give-aways and for parents, the complete 162 Mazda range will be available to test drive, including the current world car of the year – the Mazda MX-5.Speaking as the new official brand ambassador, John Muldoon said: “I am delighted to be an official Mazda brand ambassador for the coming season – I have worked closely with the brand over the last number of years and their support has been persistent since they came on board six years ago. This is a very exciting time for both us as a team and Mazda as we face a new season competing in both the European Champions Cup and the Guinness PRO12. I am really happy that Mazda’s Rugby Clinic will be returning to Carton House later this year – for young rugby fans, an opportunity to play and train with players that have been through it all offers them an invaluable learning experience the will enhance their enthusiasm and skills no end.”As official car sponsor, Mazda will work closely with Connacht Rugby during the 2016/17 season to develop marketing activities and fan engagement which will help drive support for Connacht Rugby across the province.Commenting on the renewed sponsorship, Avril Brophy, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, Mazda Ireland added:“As long standing partners and supporters of Connacht Rugby, we are extremely proud of their fantastic achievement this year. Over the last 6 years, we have seen how hard the team and management at Connacht Rugby have worked to make the dream a reality and we know this is just the starting point for them. It is that very passion and drive which first resonated with us as a brand when we originally partnered in 2011 as it perfectly reflects our own passion and challenger spirit. We are thrilled to be continuing our support of Connacht Rugby and we are looking forward to an equally action packed rugby season ahead.”For further information on the upcoming Rugby Clinic in Carton House on October 9th, visit www.mazda.ie/rugbyclinic or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/MazdaIrelandprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email – Connacht All-Star Rugby Clinic confirmed for Carton House on Sunday October 9th 2016
History will be made in O’Connor Park in Tullamore tomorrow evening (Wednesday at 7.30pm) when Galway play Offaly in the quarter finals of the Leinster U21 Hurling Championship. It will be the first time ever that Galway will play in Leinster at U21 level, having always started the competition at All Ireland semi final stage. Offaly haven’t won a Leinster U21 title since 2000 and have never won an All Ireland at this level, while Galway were unlucky to lose out to eventual champions Limerick in last year’s All Ireland semi final by 2-23 to 2-19. Six of the Galway players who saw action in that U21 game last August are selected by Manager Tony Ward to start tomorrow evening, with no fewer than 9 of the All Ireland winning minor team of 2015 still involved with their county 3 years later. The Galway U21 team to play Offaly is: 1. Eanna Murphy – Tommy Larkins2. Ian O’Shea – Athenry3. Fintan Burke (Capt) – St Thomas4. Shane Bannon – Clarinbridge5. Caelom Mulry – Abbeyknockmoy6. Mark Hughes – Liam Mellows7. Sean Loftus – Turloughmore8. Thomas Monaghan – Craughwell9. Jack Grealish – Gort10. Sean Blehane – Ahascragh Fohenagh11. Brian Concannon – Killimordaly12. Ciannán Fahy – Ardrahan13. Evan Niland – Clarinbridge14. Ronan Murphy – Tommy Larkins15. Kevin Cooney – Sarsfields*Jack Coyne, Jack Fitzpatrick, Jack Canning (pictured above at the Championship launch) & Cian Sammon are on the injured list and Leaving Cert Students were not consideredGalway management: Tony Ward (Manager), Frannie Forde (Trainer), Cyril Donnellan, Fergal Healy, Stephen Creavan, Brendan Egan (Strength & Conditioning)Ahead of tomorrow night’s game, Galway manager Tony Ward has been speaking to Sean Walsh…Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/Tony%20Ward%20Before%20Offaly.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Britain’s Chris Froome extended his overall lead in the Tour de France after finishing second in the stage 11 time trial behind hot favourite Tony Martin.German world time trial champion Martin, who suffered concussion in a mass crash on the race’s first stage, blasted round the flat 33-km course in 36 minutes 29 seconds.Froome, adorned in the race leader’s yellow jersey, was the last man down the start ramp and was two seconds quicker than Martin at 22km.But the Team Sky rider could not maintain the pace pedalling into a headwind over the latter part of the stage and finished 12 seconds down on Martin, with Belgian Thomas De Gendt third.Froome, the Olympic time trial bronze medallist, was the big winner of the day, though, gaining two minutes on his nearest rival in the race standings and now leads Spain’s Alejandro Valverde by 3:25.Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands remains third overall 3:37 back with twice Tour champion Alberto Contador fourth at 3:54.
To their credit, Wenger’s men responded with victory at West Ham ahead of the international break.And with Norwich, who lie second bottom, yet to secure three points this season, Arsenal have a good chance to force their way closer to the leading group.The Gunners will head to Norwich having been handed a lift this week with Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna making significant steps towards a full return after lengthy injury absences and Olivier Giroud netting a confidence boosting goal for France in Spain.Giroud had struggled to make an impact during the opening weeks of his first season at the Emirates Stadium following his £13 million move from Montpellier but opened his Premier League account with a goal at West Ham.And he admitted the added-time equaliser against Spain will help kick-start his career at his new club.“The goal in Spain is definitely in my top five,” he said. “It has also come at a time when I am looking for trust.“After the West Ham game I felt a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. I am convinced this last goal will also do me a lot of good.”Wilshere and Sagna, meanwhile, came through 90-minute appearances for the club’s under-21 team, although both are still at least two weeks away from a first team call-up.However, Theo Walcott who is likely to miss the next two games after injuring his ribs in England’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino.And Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski faces a three-month absence with an ankle problem, meaning third-choice Vito Mannone remains the club’s only fit senior keeper until first choice Wojciech Szczesny returns in three weeks’ time.Mannone, though, is convinced Arsenal are destined to challenge for the biggest honours this season.“The team is doing great, we have had many of the big games already,” Mannone said.“We have started the Champions League well too, the team has got a good base to kick on from. I’m looking forward to some big achievements.“We have a good solid squad and I think we can go for it. I have no doubt that if we keep our focus and we keep our mentality, we are going to challenge for the title.”Norwich have so far failed to match the progress they made last season but winger Elliott Bennett insists it is too early to write them off.“People did not think we would stay up last season, but we did. The more people go against this team, the better we seem to be,” he said.“We will come out fighting – like a dog, you back us into a corner, we will always bite our way out of it.“If people keep doing that, then brilliant because we will hopefully prove them wrong, like we did last year.”After facing Liverpool and Chelsea, Norwich face yet another testing fixture but manager Chris Hughton said: “It’s a great opportunity for us.“We’re playing at home in front of a packed crowd and in what will be a great atmosphere.“We need to make sure that we stay in the game and are also a threat. It’s a home game for us and these are the type of games you need to look forward to, and I know my players are.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NORWICH, United Kingdom, October 19 – Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal must not squander the chance to strengthen their Premier League title challenge when they face struggling Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.Wenger conceded his team had failed a major test when they claimed just one point from back to back meetings with Manchester City and Chelsea, and the Gunners boss was particularly critical of the performance in the home defeat to Roberto Di Matteo’s team.
0Shares0000Arsenal’s French forward Olivier Giroud will be hoping to start for the Gunners in their game against Ludogorets in BulgariaPARIS, France, Nov 14- Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is not breaking a sweat about his future at the club despite only having made eight appearances thus far this season.Giroud’s season began a little later than some of his team-mates due to Euro 2016, but to make matters worse, he suffered a toe injury in September and has subsequently been replaced by Alexis Sanchez. Even though Sanchez has excelled this season, scoring eight goals and notching up seven assists in 15 appearances, Giroud is optimistic that he will break into the starting XI again.“At this time, the coach has opted for the solution of Sanchez leading the attack, partly because of my injury, so I now hope to get more game time of course,” he told Telefoot.“The coach makes his own choices but I am counting on myself to come back strong and I will work hard to do so. I have no doubts over my Arsenal future.“As with each year, there is competition for places at the big clubs. There are a lot of attackers with different styles of play.“We have different profiles and can be used according to the team we are up against, but we can also be played together.”In the eight games he has played this season, Giroud has found the back of the net three times to go with two assists.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Arsene Wenger sent scouts to watch Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic as Arsenal consider making a £5m bid. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal are also monitoring Porto pair Jackson Martinez and Juan Fernando Quintero. (Daily Star)The Gunners, meanwhile, face stiff competition from Inter Milan in the race to sign Sevilla’s £24million star Grzegorz Krychowiak. (Daily Express)Bayern Munich are expecting to receive a January bid for Xherdan Shaqiri, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham among those interested. (Daily Star)Southampton will ask Tottenham Hotspur to include Andros Townsend or Harry Kane in any deal for Jay Rodriguez. (Daily Mail)David de Gea is aware of rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid but insists he feels ‘very loved’ by Manchester United. (Daily Mail)Crystal Palace and Sunderland are among the clubs monitoring Senegal international midfielder Stephane Badji. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Arsenal don’t need Cech! Seaman wants Wenger to keep faith with SzczesnySimeone distances himself from Manchester City moveBlow for Arsenal and Man United! West Ham star going nowhere, claims GoldSunderland star insists he is happy at Black Cats despite Napoli linksBenitez denies Napoli are eyeing Liverpool flopAtletico Madrid defender dismisses Manchester United transfer talkMan United blow? Sneijder set to seal Serie A returnI know nothing! Sevilla star plays down Arsenal transfer linkTottenham facing fight to keep Lloris as Roma line up swoopMarseille man in demand as Arsenal and Liverpool joined in transfer chase
The injury to Aaron Ramsey against FC Bayern Munich mid-week in the Champions League has sparked a debate over whether Arsene Wenger should now play Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud in their next match against Everton. Arsenal vs Everton is live exclusively on talkSPORT from 5pm on Saturday 24 October. The injury to Aaron Ramsey against Bayern Munich mid-week in the Champions League has sparked a debate over whether Arsene Wenger should now play Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud in their next match against Everton. What’s more, earlier in the week, the Frenchman revealed his concerns over the fitness of Alexis Sanchez, suggesting the Chilean could thus start on the bench on Saturday evening. For the first time this season, therefore, Arsenal supporters are hugely uncertain over who Wenger may line up in the Premier League, and many have taken to Twitter to post their thoughts on who they believe should play.Have a read of the best comments below. 1
An effort to recall Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss was abandoned Monday after organizers said they are unable to collect the number of signatures needed from registered voters to force an election. In a letter to City Clerk Frank Martinez, the Committee to Recall Jack Weiss said it is several thousand signatures short of the 23,000 that are required to be submitted Thursday. “While we expect several hundreds of additional signatures to come in over the next several days, it is our belief we will not be able to gather sufficienct signatures to qualify for the ballot,” wrote Kevin Singer. The recall effort focused on what the group said was Weiss’ support for development in the district – which includes a portion of the south San Fernando Valley – and the resulting increase in traffic. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.However, the group appeared to be centered in the West Los Angeles area of the district and was unable to gain traction in other regions. Weiss had no comment Monday. But Weiss’ campaign consultant, Larry Levine, said they were never worried about the recall. “We had raised some money, I think it was about $68,000, just in case, but stopped all that when he saw they were several thousand dollars in debt,” Levine said of the recall group. “Did we take it seriously? We did in the sense that Jack continued to do his job. There is that buzz out there that he changed, but his schedule looks the same to me as it always did.” Weiss, who was elected to a second term last year, has announced he plans to run for city attorney in 2009 when his current term expires. Singer said the Committee to Recall Jack Weiss decided not to extend its efforts to Thursday’s deadline. “The committee … would like to take the honorable course of action and save the citizens and taxpayers … the cost and expense of counting and verifying the signatures,” Singer said. But Singer added that he believes the recall effort has resulted in making Weiss more responsive to community concerns. “It is amazing how much more responsive he is,” Singer said. “It’s a shame it took a recall to wake him up. We can only hope he stays awake.” Monique Kogan, an aide to former Councilwoman Ruth Galanter and one of the recall backers, said the campaign also made more people aware of the city. “I’m proud of the position I took to question and challenge someone I believe was irresponsible,” Kogan said. “This recall opened the eyes of so many people who just did not understand what was going on.” email@example.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!