Mayweather says he ‘carried’ McGregor through 10 rounds, rips De La Hoya in new rant

first_imgView comments In a now viral rant posted by FightHype.com, the 40-year-old undefeated slugger claimed that he intentionally made himself look vulnerable against the Irish fighter, suggesting he could have ended the fight much sooner.“Everybody trying to protest the Mayweather/McGregor fight, but I’m gonna tell you all the truth,” said Mayweather. “You know I carried McGregor. You know I made it look good for you all.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseHis bold proclamation comes after the scorecard indicated that McGregor won the first three rounds of their bout.Pundits, however, have long speculated that the elusive defensive tactician actually gave the early rounds in an effort to tire McGregor. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Apart from ripping McGregor, Mayweather also set his sights on former opponent Oscar De La Hoya for his supposed “hypocrisy.”Prior to the “Fight of the Century,” De La Hoya was vehemently against the crossover fight, calling it “bad for boxing.”“Wasn’t Oscar De La Hoya the same one trying to protest and stop the fight?” the brash Mayweather quipped. “Now, he trying to fight Conor McGregor. Is he a hypocrite or is he back on coke again?” /raCheck out the full clip below. ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits Conor McGregor in a superwelterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas.  AP Photo/Isaac BrekkenAlthough Conor McGregor came out on the losing end during his match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August, fight fans lauded the UFC superstar for lasting 10 rounds against a certified boxing legend.But if Mayweather’s latest verbal tirade is true, “Money” actually took it easy against the mixed martial artist, to make the fight much more appealing to the fans.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Abueva, Teng lead Alaska rout of Rain or Shine in preseason Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

T&HD staff accuses senior manager of nepotism, corrupt practices

first_img…calls for forensic auditSeveral employees of the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure have dispatched a letter to the President and copied the Prime Minister calling for a forensic audit of the department and for a senior manager to be sent on leave during the audit.The letter to both President David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo revealed that there is a mass of corrupt practices and favouritism occurring within the department. The letter indicated that persons, who are friends of a senior manager, are being promoted without the necessary qualification and experience.“Only staff within that circle is being promoted…,” it read, highlighting that the senior officer has hired several family to work in the department. The letter outlined that the officer in question has been “finding and creating” jobs for family and friends.It noted that an Officer in Charge within the department was removed by the previous subject minister for corrupt practices, however the officer was reinstated by the very same senior officer.The employees in the letter revealed that priority passes are being sold by senior managers. Priority pass is for government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corp, and senior officers of the Joint Services.“What has been happening is that Tom, Dick and Harry are coming for pass and paying between $10,000 to $25,000 for one pass,” the letter stated.The employees also allege that monies are being deducted from salaries and are not paid over to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). It is only after they visit NIS to query about benefits, that they are told that, for months, the department has not paid any contributions on their behalf.“Same is being done for credit union deductions. All this can be considered as fraud being committed by the T&HD and should be stopped,” the letter urged.In addition, the concerned employees related that customers shipping goods to the North West District (NWD) are also being harassed by staff.“They are told that if they want the goods to go on the boat they have to pay. Customers suffer a lot through theft when the boat reaches North West. Goods are missing,” the missive read.“The fuel and drugs are big businesses,” the letter went on, adding that drugs are being shipped on the boat to the NWD. “Customers and sailors of the boat are in collusion. The sailors and the captain keep the drugs in the cabin. We want to see the Police and CANU come and search the boat before it sail every time. Drugs will be found. With the fuel: illegal fuel comes from the North West District on the boat in seven and five gallons containers and hidden away in the cabins.”When contacted Friday for a comment, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said that he is unaware of any such letter. He said too that if there were any instances of corruption occurring within the department he would have been notified.“I’m not aware of anything of that sort. I haven’t seen the letter but I will assure you if anything came to the ministry it would have been investigated but we haven’t received any information,” he said.In the letter, the employees maintained that T&HD management are indeed aware of the wrongdoings.“Management is aware of a lot of things but playing blind, deaf and dumb on them because we know they are part of the wrongdoings that are taking place at the department.”“It is time for the government to act. It is the tax payers’ monies running the T&HD. The department does not make monies; it is not a profit making department. It depends on money from the government to keep it afloat and that money is the tax payers’ money,” the letter said, adding that the senior manager and cohorts should be sent on leave pending a forensic audit into the department.The concerned employees called on the President and the ministers “to help save T&HD now” as many “wrong things are taking place”. They maintain that the department has now become “a money making organisation” for some.last_img read more

Pensioner dies in Sophia accident

first_img… as 32 road deaths recorded for 1st quarterPedal cyclist Mohan Ramkellawan of South Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara died on Friday at about 19:30h in an accident involving a motorcar on Dennis Street, Sophia, Georgetown.The 72-year-old Ramkellawan and the driver of motorcar HC 7724 were reportedly both proceeding west along Denis Street, Sophia when the accident occurred. The driver, a 52-year-old resident of Sophia, reportedly told investigators that the cyclist swerved into his path and he was not able to apply his brakes in time.Rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, Ramkellawan was pronounced dead on arrival, while the driver was taken into custody.Ramkellawan’s body is at the GPHC mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.Meanwhile, the Guyana Police Force has reported that there have been 32 deaths on the country’s roadways so far for 2018.On Friday, Commissioner of Police (ag.) David Ramnarine along with Assistant Commissioners’ N.Hoppie, and M. Graham DSM, Senior Superintendent E. Watts and Traffic Chief R. Ashram met at Police Divisional Traffic Heads to discuss the traffic situation in the counrty.Among the issues discussed was a review the current traffic situation, particularly regarding road traffic fatalities and contributing factors.“This is as a result of the current unacceptable situation where from 1st January to 15th April, 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, indicates pellucidly that the Guyana Police Force Traffic Department must immediately enhance the education of road users and enforcement of the Traffic Laws,” a release from the force stated.A total of 259 accidents were recorded for this year.last_img read more

The Horse Park to host high school rodeo this weekend

first_imgThe event is free to come and watch as individuals from the Northern B.C. High School Rodeo Association take part. Upwards of 90-100 competitors are expected for the event that will see students from areas such as Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Quesnel, Prince George, and others taking part.The new Horse Park is located on the Swanson Lumber Road. The rodeo will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. on Sunday.There’s still sponsorship spots available if anyone is interested in helping out with the costs associated in hosting the event. You’re encouraged to contact Audra Hiebert at 250-264-7740.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Federer loses world No.1 spot after Coric defeat

first_img0Shares0000Borna Coric enjoyed his victory over Roger Federer in the Halle final © AFP / CARMEN JASPERSENHALLE WESTFALLEN, Germany, Jun 24 – Croatian Borna Coric denied Roger Federer the 99th title of his career on Sunday with a 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-2 defeat in the final of the ATP Halle grass event.Federer also lost the number one spot in ATP rankings to Rafael Nadal, and missed a chance to earn a record 10th title at the German venue. Federer dropped the opening set in a tiebreak but levelled by winning the second. Coric held his nerve to take victory.The Croatian outsider ranked 34th also ended Federer’s 20-match win streak on clay for Federer which stretched to June, 2017.The Swiss will drop to second in the world behind Rafael Nadal, who is playing no tune-up events prior to the start of Wimbledon a week from Monday.The loss in just over two hours means came a week after Federer won his 98th title in Stuttgart.Coric, who accounted for German second seed Alexander Zverev in the first round, held his nerve against the crowd favourite at this venue which styles itself after the All England club.The 21-year-old had lost twice to Federer, but played him tough in their last meeting at Indian Wells last March.He was the first Croatian to reach the final at Halle and now owns two titles after winning in Marrakech in 2017.Federer dropped the opening set, won the second but was unable to fight back after going down 2-4 in the third.Coric moved out to 5-2 and completed his upset on a second match point a game later as Federer’s volley hit the top of the net.The Swiss fired a dozen aces but lost serve twice.Federer’s excellent serving in the first set – four love games, three points lost on serve – could not prevent Coric taking the opener in 57 minutes.The Croatian withstood a Federer assault in the 11th game, which lasted for nearly 10 minutes and featured five deuces. A game later, the Swiss seed took the set into a tiebreaker.Federer reached a 5-3 margin and sent down his fifth ace to earn a pair of set points.But Coric annulled the first with a service winner while a wild Federer backhand accounted for the other. Second later, the Croatian seized the set on his first opportunity from a Federer backhand long.The 20-time Grand Slam champion fought back to level by winning the second set, helped by a choke on a volley from Coric.Trailing 4-3 and facing a break point in the eight game, the youngster raced to the net to flick over a winner on Federer’s first set point, but stuffed the shot into the net.Leading 5-3, Federer squared the match in the next game as Coric hit the net again.Federer will travel to Wimbledon to put final touches on his grass game as he aims for a ninth title at the grass-court major.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GROUPS STEP UP PRESSURE FOR MAJOR ANTI-WATER TAX PROTEST

first_imgA previous anti-water tax protest in Letterkenny.The Right2Water recent planning meeting regarding the protest on January 23rd was well represented by anti water charge groups in the County last Wednesday. Along with members from Donegal Water Warriors, Inishowen Against Water Charges and Donegal Right2Water, delegates from Sinn Fein, the IRSP and Buncrana Together were also in attendance.The Can’t Pay Won’t Pay and Donegal Says No groups sent their apologies but pledged their support for the protest which is garnering much interest from the public. Right2Water Donegal are heartened by the attendance of so many different groups in a show of solidarity on the issue of water charges and has reiterated that this shows the enormous opposition that still exists to water charges.Spokesperson Owen Curran said “Enda Kenny was right when he said this is about so much more than water.This has been the issue that has led to so called ordinary people joining the political dots.The debacle that has been Irish Water and water charges has acted as a political education for many , an example of that will be seen at the protest on Saturday when those in attendance will be addressed by local campaigners , with politicians only on the platform to show solidarity.”Chairperson Charlie Mc Dyer seconds this opinion saying “we see parties now saying they are in opposition to water charges and yet, when we started this campaign and asked politicians to support us, some parties ignored us and clearly stated they were in favour of paying for water. Some of them are now saying they are against water charges – which is another indicator of the effectiveness of the water charges movement. The austerity which was forced upon the most vulnerable in society to pay for the reckless gambling of the bankers (none of whom has been held accountable for financially crippling Ireland) shows no sign of abating. The wealthiest have seen their fortunes actually increase whilst the poorest in society are being hammered with cuts and added taxes.With water charges set to be a major election issue in the upcoming General Election there have also been calls for the issue of homelessness to be addressed, among other issues. Secretary Phillip Mc Fadden said the Government has its head in the sand in relation to this issue.“This Government actually voted for the eviction bill which enables Banks to throw people out of their homes – throughout the Country Banks are evicting people every week – the very Banks we were forced into bailing out. Homelessness is at crisis point but the Government sits on its hands. There are numerous issues affecting people like the health crisis, education, housing and employment – to name a few and the public is growing restless, frustrated by the empty promises we are all so used to hearing. No doubt these issues will also be raised on the day of the protest – it truly has gone beyond the single issue of water charges alone”.The protest will be assembling at Mr. Chippy on Saturday 23rd January at 2pm.GROUPS STEP UP PRESSURE FOR MAJOR ANTI-WATER TAX PROTEST was last modified: January 18th, 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) Tags:donegalletterkennyWater protestlast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Sweep for drugs leads to arrest WHITTIER – A man arrested in a federal sweep of suspected drug-sales locations Friday has been charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale and illegal possession of firearms, police said Tuesday. Steven Martinez of Whittier is charged with weapons and narcotics possession, police said. He was among 12 people arrested Friday during a narcotics sweep by federal and local agencies targeting five houses where officials suspected drugs were being sold. Detectives said residents at the houses worked together selling drugs. Four of the men arrested Friday have been released, but Whittier police Detective Kevin Ramos said the four are expected to be charged with possession of meth and conspiracy to sell meth. WHITTIER – A 21-year-old man survived being shot in the stomach early Tuesday morning in an alley in the 7700 block of Newlin Avenue. Police are searching for two men who got out of a white Toyota, walked up to the victim and fired three rounds in his direction at about 5 a.m., said Whittier Police spokesman Jason Zuhlke. One bullet hit the victim, who police did not identify. The gunmen drove away and the victim was later taken to a hospital. He was in stable condition Tuesday afternoon. Anyone with information about the crime was asked to call (562) 945-8250. Seven others arrestees remained in custody Tuesday on arrest warrants, parole violations or for being under the influence, Ramos said. Free cooking class offered Tuesdays LA MIRADA – A free cooking class is offered from 2 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. A cooking instructor from Cerritos College will bring recipes and cook desserts, main dishes and holiday fair. Participants may sample food in the process. For more information ,call (562) 902-3160, or visit www.cityoflamirada.org. Tai chi classes held at hospital WHITTIER – Tai chi classes are held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd. Classes are taught by sixth- degree black belt Sensei McGouirk, who will instruct on how to clear the mind, reduce stress, increase concentration and increase learning ability. The fee is $30 for six sessions, or $18 for Life Connections members. For reservations, or for more information, call (562)698-0811, Ext. 2444. Doctor to give gout lecture LA MIRADA – A doctor from Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital will give a presentation on gout, a painful form of arthritis, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the La Mirada Activity center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The lecture will discuss the signs, symptoms, stages and treatments for gout, which usually affects only one joint. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. VFW post to hold dinner fundraiser SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Rd., will hold a steak dinner fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. A donation of $7.95 per plate is suggested. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Lecture to focus on senior stress LA MIRADA – A free lecture for seniors on how to manage stress will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810La Mirada Blvd. The lecture is presented by Behavioral Health Science Inc. The talk will focus on teaching seniors proper methods for managing stress in their lives. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Things to Do

first_img“Beauty and the Beast” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be presented by the Santa Clarita Ballet, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.Call (661) 251-6844 for tickets. Raising the Bar gymnastics spectacular, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Waller’s GymJam Academy, 26515 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Tickets: $15-$25. Call (661) 251-3390. Crazy Hat & Crazy Shirt Bingo Night for individuals with disabilities, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Call (661) 702-8555.160Want 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. 2Moonlight hike, 8 tonight at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Fun in the Sun Chili Cook-off will honor the Law Enforcement Torch Run and benefit local Special Olympics, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Jack Bones Equestrian Center at Pitchess Detention Center, 29310 The Old Road, Castaic. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children. Call Stephanie Wilke at (661) 295-8812. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Reverend Bill & the Soul Believers will perform, 7-9:30 tonight at the Jazz & Blues Concert Series on Town Center Drive adjacent to the Hyatt in Valencia. Call Barbara Myler at(661) 290-2911. “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “Don’t Dress For Dinner” will be presented, 8 p.m Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “The World of Beauty and the Beast” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH FACE GLENSWILLY TOMORROW NIGHT IN U21 CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News:FootballThe under 21s will be taking on Glenswilly this Wednesday in the preliminary round of the under 21 championship in Father Tierney Park. Throw-in is 8pm and we would love to see a big Ballyshannon support up to get behind the boys.Aodh Ruadh produced an improved second leg performance against Saint Naul’s in the Southern Regional Board minor quarter-final to book their place in the last four at the first time of asking. Ballyshannon were slow out of the blocks in Mountcharles, hitting a few bad wides early on. However, as the game moved into the second quarter they started to find the range and a penalty, beautifully dispatched by Nathan Boyle, saw them lead at the half time break, 1-5 to 0-3. For much of the second half Aodh Ruadh controlled the pace of the game and eased into a 1-9 to 0-5 lead. With ten minutes left Saint Naul’s let in a long ball and hit the net to put four between the sides. The Ernesiders were unruffled though, and immediately swept up the pitch for an answering point. They added two further points before the end to run out 1-12 to 1-5 victors. Best for Aodh Ruadh was Ryan McKenna at wing forward who got two points, hit some great passes and delivered one of his best performances in an Aodh Ruadh jersey. Nathan Boyle finished with 1-4 and was outstanding as were Shane McGrath and Oisin Rooney in the central diamond. There were a number of good performances in defence. Callum ‘Cookie’ O’Halloran did a smashing job with his man-marking assignment while the full back line of, Conor Kennedy, Eugene Drummond and Cian McGloin were fantastic on the night. Sean Taylor also showed again why he is such an asset between the sticks with another assured display. Aodh Ruadh now progress to the Southern Regional semi-final where they face the winners of Dungloe and Ardara who have gone to a third game play-off. The under 15s travelled to Dungloe for the Óg Sport seven-a-side competition last Saturday. They defeated Bundoran 2-4 to no score in their first game before registering a 1-6 to 2-3 draw with Dungloe. Aodh Ruadh then beat Ardara 2-3 to 1-5 before losing out 3-4 to 1-1 against Four Masters. Well done to all the lads who represented the club with great credit: Michael McKenna, Dylan Gallagher, Pauric Keenaghan, Odhran Kennedy, Mark Gallagher, Mark McGlynn, Evan McTernan, Cian Barden, John Conor McGarrigle and Senan Rooney. Thanks also to the Dungloe club who looked after well on a desperate day for football.The under 14s came up short against Dungloe in their first round, first leg game. Aodh Ruadh trailed by two points at the break, but the hosts pushed on in the second half to finish nine point winners, albeit with the help of a last minute penalty that even the Dungloe mentors deemed a charitable call. Cian Barden continued his good vein of form this season with another mature outing while Shane Gillespie and Senan Rooney worked hard. Aodh Ruadh are down to host Dungloe for the second leg on Monday, 20th July. We have training this week at 6.30pm.Aodh Ruadh hosted teams from Naomh Bríd, Bundoran and Four Masters for an under 8 blitz on Saturday morning. We were very lucky with the weather, getting away without much rain. There was a lot of good football played by all teams on the day. The Aodh Ruadh A and B teams both but in great displays. Thanks the parents and guardians who once again outdid themselves with the catering. Thanks also to our referees, Sylvester Maguire, Kerry Ryan and Eamonn McGrath. Thanks especially to our players who all gave of their best on the day. The Aodh Ruadh team was: Che Barron, Garreth Brennan, Barry Campbell, Eoin Cassidy, Ben Daly, Sam Davitt, Cádhla Dolan, Finn Doogan, Liam Doogan, Stephen Doran, Cormac Finnegan, Eoghan Gallagher, Joseph Gibbons, Odhran Gillespie, Fionn Hartin, Sadhbh Hughes, Donagh Kelly, Tomás Keown, Dara McGloin, Jayden McGrath-Clyne, Ethan McGowan, Garvey Meade, Bobby Melly, Ted O’Donnell, Dara O’Mahoney, Sean O’Neill, Daithí Sheerin, Max Roper and Corey Sheridan. We have pictures from the blitz up on aodhruadh.org. Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.Euro-Shot ChallengeThe first Bord na nÓg Euro-Shot Challenge was a great success on Sunday with a great day of craic and few new shooting stars discovered. The under 8s emerged victorious in their battle with the under 10s won a team trip to Castle Adventure Open Farm. The under 12s saw off the under 14s for the team outing to Bundoran Cineplex. Meanwhile the under 16s got the better of the minors for the beach party and barbecue sponsored by Kernan’s Spar. Overall winners of the Euroshot challenge as the highest scoring team were the under 8s with a huge score of 387 points. The overall top scorer on the day was Evan McTernan with a tally of 31 points. The top scorers for their teams on the day were: Under 18: Nathan Boyle; under 16: Evan McTernan; Under 14: Mark Gettins; Under 12: Mitchell McLaughlin; Under 10: Jack Gallagher; Under 8: Joseph Gibbons. Congratulations also to Aisling McGrath who was winner of the pair of Ulster Final tickets in the draw for shot sponsors. Thanks to our managers and all those who helped out with the logistics of the competition. Thanks also to the parents and guardians who once again excelled themselves with a great spread of refreshments in the Aras afterwards. It was a great day of fun and craic and we look forward to coming back bigger and better again in 2016. Our special thanks to Kernan’s Spar, Eclipse Cinemas and Castle Adventure Open Farm for their sponsorship of this fund-raiser. We have pictures from the day up on aodhruadh.org and the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.HurlingAodh Ruadh got their senior hurling championship campaign off to the ideal start with a good 1-13 to 1-6 win over the visitors from Buncrana. The Inishowen men hit a bit of a purple patch after the interval, but by and large the host’s were well in charge of this tie and their extra fitness and class told eventually. They were best served by Ciaran Kilgannon and Eddie Lynch at midfield, Paul Sheridan at centre back and Chris Kilgannon at the cutting edge of the attack. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up aodhruadh.org. Aodh Ruadh’s next fixture is in the Táin League this Sunday against Saint Fechin’s at the Monaghan Centre of Excellence at Cloghan with time to be confirmed Our under 16 hurlers had a great win on Thursday last against MacCumhaill’s in Ballybofey. Played in atrocious conditions, the lads put on their best display of the season. Behind 1-2 to no score after five minutes things were looking ominous as the physically stronger Ballybofey lads were on top all over the field. Aodh Ruadh slowly got into the game and a couple of points before half-time gave them great belief heading into the second half. As the weather conditions got worse our lads showed great character and discipline and plenty of skill as they got on top with their running game. At the final whistle only the bare minimum separated two very committed teams with Aodh Ruadh on top 3-10 to 4-6. Two years ago MacCumhaill’s hammered us at under 14 level, it’s great to see the improvement our lads have made since then. Thanks to all the parents who drove the lads to the game and gave them great vocal support throughout the game. Next up for the lads is a long trip to Carndonagh this Thursday.Our under 12 hurlers brought the first piece of hurling silverware to the club on Saturday as they won the inaugural Joe Maguire Tournament hosted by Saint Joseph’s, Ederney. They played Erne Gaels, Four Masters, Lisbellaw and Saint Joseph’s and were convincing winners of all games, with all the squad playing their part in this historic victory. Denis Daly  was a proud manager watching on as joint captains Aaron Cullen and Aaron Neilan accepted the new shield from Father Frank McManus to the delight of our travelling supporters. Thanks to the Saint Joseph’s club for running a well organised tournament. Thanks to the parents who drove the squad to Ederney, your support is much appreciated. Next up for this hard working squad is a home game in the league against Carndonagh this Thursday. We have pictures from the tournament up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.On Sunday last one of the under 12s, Ryan Keenaghan, had the honour of playing in the Cumann na mBunscol game at the Ulster senior hurling final in Owenbeg. Ryan had a great day wearing the Antrim colours as he represented Creevy National School. It was a great honour for Ryan, the school and the club. This dedicated player had a great day at the final and even met our guest at last year’s juvenile presentation night, Sambo McNaughton who was delighted to see Ryan lining out in the Antrim colours. Check out the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page for some pictures from the final.The fifth annual Peter O’Keefe under 16 hurling tournament takes place in Father Tierney Park and Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh this Saturday with play beginning at 11am. This tournament is organised by Ulster GAA assisted by the Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee to honour one of our former members, the late Peter O’Keefe, who was a tireless worker for underage hurling in the club, county and province. Teams taking part are Tyrone, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon and Donegal. All support welcome on the day. Aodh Ruadh players on this squad are Conal Sweeny and Brian McHenry. Stephen Anderson is also on the squad but misses out on Saturday’s tournament due to holidays. Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.Give generouslyThere will be a bucket collection at the roundabouts in Ballyshannon this Saturday 18th July in support of North West Hospice organised by Terry McIntyre who will be cycling from Paris to Nice in September for the Hospice, ably supported by Grainne McIntyre.Club kitWe now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34,  36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Abbey Centre BingoThe winner of last week’s €400 bingo jackpot was Bridget McDermott, Belleek. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre. The game seven summer snowball is now €475 on 50 numbers or less. Plus we still have our spot prize on 42 to be won!Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €6,500. The winning numbers drawn were 3, 4, 5, 9, 15 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Emma and Holly O’Neill; Josie Gallagher, Cornhill; William Ryan, Lawne Park; Geraldine Galligan, Brollagh; and K Monaghan, East Port. Next draw in Owen Roe’s Bar with a Jackpot of €6,600 on Monday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the weekly e-mail newsletter from Aodh Ruadh GAA Club. If you have received it in error, please contact us at info@aodhruadh.org.Follow us on the social mediaFacebook: Aodh Ruadh CLGGAA NEWS: AODH RUADH FACE GLENSWILLY TOMORROW NIGHT IN U21 CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 14th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more