Fantasy gunJohnathan Thurston (HLF, $458,000): Thurston is coming off a reasonably quiet season in Fantasy terms. He scored a solid 48 points a game – 10th among regular halves – but the season prior he had been sensational, laying on tries at will and finishing as the highest-scoring half in Fantasy. He may be the game’s best player but he’s not the strongest defender, meaning he relies on attacking stats to score well in Fantasy – and with fellow playmakers Michael Morgan, Jake Granville and Lachlan Coote sharing more of the creative duties last year Thurston isn’t the reliable Fantasy powerhouse he once was. Still, he’s not a bad option by any stretch and will start the new season cheaper than the likes of Mitchell Pearce, Daly Cherry-Evans and Shaun Johnson.WildcardsEthan Lowe (2RF, $468,000): An 80-minute forward who gets through a lot of tackles, can score the occasional try and even kicks goals when needed, Lowe appears to be the perfect Fantasy player in the old Corey Parker mould. But consistency is the issue for him in Fantasy. He was the only forward to make two scores of 70 or more last season and two scores below 25. Remarkably, those scores came in two runs of three games, back to back (from Round 16 he struggled with scores of 24, 39 and 23, then exploded with scores of 70, 67 and 70). On his day he can be a Fantasy world beater, but is he worth taking the risk on?Jason Taumalolo (2RF, $468,000): Unlike Lowe, Taumalolo doesn’t have many quiet games. But he doesn’t get through Lowe’s big tackle counts either. The Cowboys lock shared the Dally M Medal last year thanks to his rampaging running game, which earned him enough run metres and tackle breaks to score close to 50 points a game. He was consistent, with a season-low score of 37, but with just the one score above 70 he wasn’t quite effective enough to be a true Fantasy gun in 2016. He can improve, but how many players improve on a Dally M-winning season?Cash cowsJohn Asiata/Pat Kaufusi/Ben Spina/Sam Hoare: The departure of James Tamou to Penrith leaves a big hole in the front row for North Queensland, particularly after Ben Hannant’s retirement. That means a new face will wear the No.10 for the Cowboys in Round 1 and that player is likely to be good value in NRL Fantasy. None of Asiata, Kaufusi, Spina and Hoare scored more than 20 points a game last season (Hoare didn’t actually play a game) so if one of those four come into the starting side and score even 30 points a game they should rise in value.2017 NRL Fantasy prices Ethan Lowe (2RF, $468,000)Jason Taumalolo (2RF, $468,000)Johnathan Thurston (HLF, $458,000)Gavin Cooper (2RF, $418,000)Michael Morgan (HLF, $385,000)Matthew Scott (FRF, $345,000)Javid Bowen (CTR, WFB, $337,000)Jake Granville (HOK, $333,000)Scott Bolton (2RF, $323,000)Justin O’Neill (CTR, $289,000)Lachlan Coote (WFB, $280,000)Antonio Winterstein (WFB, $272,000)Kane Linnett (CTR, $269,000)Coen Hess (2RF, $267,000)Ray Thompson (HLF, HOK, $265,000)Kyle Feldt (WFB, $250,000)Josh Chudleigh (HOK, $236,000)John Asiata (2RF, $186,000)Patrick Kaufusi (FRF, $167,000)Ben Hampton (HLF, $156,000)Sam Hoare (FRF, $151,000)Kalyn Ponga (WFB, $148,000)Ben Spina (FRF, $143,000)Carlin Anderson (WFB, $138,000)Gideon Gela-Mosby (WFB, $138,000)
MANLY SEA EAGLES NRL Roy Bull Medal Best & Fairest – Daly Cherry-Evans NRL Player’s Player – Jake Trbojevic Ken Arthurson Rookie of the Year – Brian Kelly Doug Daley Clubman of the Year – Jake Trbojevic NRL Leading Tryscorer – Akuila Uate (14) NRL Leading Pointscorer – Dylan Walker (104) Steve Menzies Medallion (Volunteer of the Year) – Eli Naylor & Michael Dinoris Gordon Willoughby Medal (Members POTY) – Jake Trbojevic Intrust Super Premiership Bob Batty Best & Fairest – Cameron Cullen Intrust Super Premiership Player’s Player – Brendan Attwood & Cameron Cullen Holden Cup Russ Bull Best & Fairest – Manase Fainu Holden Cup Player’s Player – Jesse MartinMELBOURNE STORM Kennedy Player of the Year – Cameron Smith Quit B Fit Best Back – Will Chambers Quit B Fit Best Forward – Jesse Bromwich Michael Moore Trophy – Cooper Cronk Life member inductee – Frank Ponnisi Suzuki Members Player of the Year – Cameron Smith Quit B Fit Most Improved – Felise Kaufusi Kaikura Land Sales Rookie of The Year – Curtis Scott Best Try – Kenny Bromwich, Qualifying Final v Eels Cooper Cronk Medal (Feeder Club POTY) – Brodie Croft Under 20’s Best Forward – Louis Geraghty Under 20’s Best Back – Jesse Arthurs Under 20’s Darren Bell Medal – Harry Grant Greg Brentnall Trophy (Young Achievers Award) – Jordin Leiu Chairman’s Award – Daniel GieseNEWCASTLE KNIGHTS Danny Buderus Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Mitchell Barnett NRL Player’s Player – Daniel Saifiti NRL Coach’s Award – Jamie Buhrer NRL Club Person of the Year – Rory Kostjasyn Community Player of the Year – Trent Hodkinson NRL Gladiator of the Year – Mitchell Barnett NRL Rookie of the Year – Brock Lamb NYC U20’s Player of the Year – Zac Hosking NYC Players’ Player – Matt Cooper NYC Coach’s Award – Heath Gibbs ISP NSW Player of the Year – Nick Meaney ISP NSW Players’ Player – Tom Hughes ISP NSW Coach’s Award – Braden RobsonNORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS Paul Bowman Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Jason Taumalolo NRL Players Player – Jason Taumalolo & Michael Morgan Cowboys Life Member – Scott Bolton Coaches Award – Michael Morgan Townsville Bulletin Fans’ Choice Player of the Year – Michael Morgan Rookie of the Year – Corey Jensen Club Person of the Year – Scott Bolton & Ray Thompson NYC Player of the Year – Kurt WiltshirePARRAMATTA EELS Ken Thornett Medal for NRL Player of the Year – Nathan Brown Jack Gibson NRL Coaches’ Award – Clint Gutherson Ray Price NRL Community Award – Darren Deitz, Try Time Rugby League Blue and Gold Army Members’ Player of the Year – Nathan Brown Brett Kenny NYC Coaches’ Award – Greg Leleisiuao Steven Ella NYC Player of the Year Award – Reed Mahoney Geoff Gerard NSW Cup Coaches’ Award – George Jennings Bob O’Reilly NSW Cup Player of the Year Award – Marata Niukore Michael Cronin Club Person of the Year – Rev George DanseyPENRITH PANTHERS Merv Cartwright Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Reagan Campbell-Gillard John Farragher Award for Courage & Determination – Isaah Yeo Ben Alexander Rookie of the Year – Corey Harawira-Naera & Dylan Edwards Members Player of the Year – Nathan Cleary Club Person of the Year – Trent Merrin ISP Player of the Year – Mitch Rein NYC Player of the Year – Wayde Egan OAK Plus Try of the Year – Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Senior Education Award – Josh Mansour Junior Education Award – Mitch KennySOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS George Piggins Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Sam Burgess Jack Rayner Player’s Player – Angus Crichton John Sattler Rookie of the Year – Cameron Murray Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice – Angus Crichton The Burrow Appreciation Award – Angus Crichton NYC Best and Fairest Award – Gabe Hamlin NYC Player’s Player – Campbell GrahamST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS Dragons Player of the Year Medal – Gareth Widdop Red V Members Player of the Year – Paul Vaughan Geoff Selby Memorial Trophy – Paul Vaughan Dragons Immortals Trophy (NRL Coaches Award) – Cameron McInnes Dragons Community Involvement Award – Joel Thompson Mark Coyne Trophy (Career Development) – Joel Thompson Paul McGregor Trophy (NYC Player of the Year) – Jackson Ford Illawarra Player of they Year – Luciano Leilua Illawarra Coaches Award – Jack PayneSYDNEY ROOSTERS Jack Gibson Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Boyd Cordner Arthur Beetson Medal – Victor Radley James Mathews Clubman of the Year – Jared Waerea-Hargreaves Steggles Try of the Year – Latrell Mitchell (QF v Broncos) Members Player of the Year – Mitchell Pearce Our Community Award – Latrell Mitchell Harry Phipps Rising Star Award – Victor Radley Chris Sykes Junior Rep Player of the Year – Jake Hazard NYC Players Player – Reuben PorterWARRIORS Vodafone NRL Player of the Year – Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Sir Peter Leitch Member of the Year – TeKanawa Harris SKYCITY Legacy Award – Vodafone Vodafone People’s Choice Award – Simon Mannering TNT NYC Rookie of the Year – Tyler Slade Vodafone ISP Team Man of the Year – Sam Cook Vodafone NRL Rookie of the Year – Bunty Afoa Club Person of the Year – Georgia Hale Canterbury of NZ Clubman – Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad Canterbury of NZ NYC Clubman of the Year – Kenese Kenese Vodafone NYC Player of the Year – Chanel Harris-Tavita Vodafone ISP Player of the Year – Mason LinoWESTS TIGERS Kelly-Barnes Award NRL Player of the Year – Elijah Taylor NRL Players’ Player – James Tedesco NRL Rookie of the Year – Jacob Liddle Life Members inducted – Liam Fulton, Ben Galea & Harry Triguboff Community Achievement Award – Jamal Idris Intrust Super Premiership Players’ Player – Nathan Milone Intrust Super Premiership Player of the Year – Jeremy Marshall King Holden Cup Players’ Player – Daniel Peck Holden Cup Player of the Year – Daniel Peck QUEENSLAND RUGBY LEAGUE Queensland Rugby League Major Competitions Courier Mail Best & Fairest Medal: Ase Boas – PNG Hunters U20s Statewide Player of the Year: Reece Braun – Redcliffe Dolphins Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year: Cory Paix – Western Mustangs FOGS Colts Player of the Year: Stephen Buckley – Sunshine Coast Falcons Carbine Club Rookie of the Year: Brandon Smith – Sunshine Coast Falcons Leading Point Scorer: Carlin Anderson – Townsville Blackhawks Leading Try Scorer: Jonathon Reuben – Townsville Blackhawks Club Championship: Redcliffe Dolphins John ‘Cracker’ McDonald Minor Premiership Shield: PNG Hunters XXXX People’s Choice: Ase Boas – PNG Hunters Representative Player of the Year: Nick Slyney – Redcliffe Dolphins Women’s Representative Player of the Year: Brittany Breayley Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year: Fullback: Jamayne Isaako (Souths Logan Magpies) Winger: Jonathon Reuben (Townsville Blackhawks) Centre: Justin Olam (Sunshine Coast Falcons) Five-Eighth: Billy Walters (Easts Tigers) Halfback: Brodie Croft (Easts Tigers) Prop: Matt Lodge (Redcliffe Dolphins) Hooker: Pat Politoni (Burleigh Bears) Second Row: Blake Leary (Townsville Blackhawks) Lock: Sam Anderson (Redcliffe Dolphins) Coach: Michael Marum (PNG Hunters)NEW SOUTH WALES RUGBY LEAGUE Brad Fittler Medal (NSW Origin Player of the Year) – David Klemmer True Blue Award – Jake Trbojevic People’s Choice Award – Jake Trbojevic Women’s State Player of the Year – Simaima Taufa (Mounties) Under 20’s State Player of the Year – Curtis Scott (Storm) Intrust Super Premiership NSW Player of the Year – Cameron Cullen (BWSE) Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership Player of the Year – Caitlin Moran (North Newcastle) Ron Massey Cup Player of the Year – Heath L’Estrange (Hills District) Sydney Shield Player of the Year – Christian Bate (Belrose Eagles) Kari Indigenous Achievement Award – Ulysses Roberts (Macksville) Ray Stellar Memorial Award – Eric Galloway (Belrose) Grade Referee of the Year – Darian Furner Junior Representative Referee of the Year – Daniel Luttringer Under 18’s State Player of the Year – Zac Lomax (Dragons) Under 16’s State Player of the Year – Josh Schuster (Sea Eagles) BRISBANE BRONCOS Paul ‘Porky’ Morgan Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Andrew McCullough Players’ Player – Andrew McCullough & Josh McGuire Play of the Year – Matt Gillett & James Roberts (Round 7 chargedown & try) Best Forward – Matt Gillett Best Back – Darius Boyd Most Consistent – Alex Glenn XXXX Fan Player of the Year – Matt Gillett NYC Player of the Year – Patrick Carrigan NYC Players Player – Patrick Carrigan NYC Best Forward – Payne Haas NYC Best Back – Kotoni Staggs Clubman of the Year – Adam WalshCANBERRA RAIDERS Mal Meninga Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Junior Paulo Fred Daly Memorial Clubman of the Year – Jeff Lima NRL Coaches Award – Elliott Whitehead NRL Rookie of the Year – Nick Cotric Life Membership – Tony Wood (Victor the Viking) Geoff Caldwell Career and Education Award – Harry van Dartel NYC Player of the Year – Mikaele Ravalawa Gordon McLucas Junior Reps Player of the Year – Emre Guler NYC Coaches Award – Jarred TuiteCANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS Dr George Peponis Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Josh Jackson Steve Moritmer Award (Rookie of the Year) – Marcelo Montoya Les Johns Award (Clubman of the Year) – Tony Grimaldi Coaches Award – Aiden Tolman Peter Warren Medal (Community Service) – Moses Mbye Terry Lamb Award (ISP NSW Player of the Year) – Rhyse Martin Hazem El Masri Award (NYC U20’s Player of the Year) – James ClarkCRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS Monty Porter Medallist and Pontifex Player of the Year – Paul Gallen Tommy Bishop Player’s Player – Paul Gallen Steve Rogers Rookie of the Year – Jayden Brailey Sharks Have Heart Community Award – Sam Tagataese Member’s Player of the Year – Wade Graham NRL Try of the Year – Valentine Holmes Gavin Miller NYC Player of the Year – Billy Magoulias Greg Pierce NYC Player’s Player – Sione Katoa Wellbeing and Education Excellence Awards – Jayson Bukuya(NRL), Aperramo Lualua (NYC) Andrew Ettingshausen Club Person of the Year – Jess CicciaGOLD COAST TITANS Paul Broughton Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Anthony Don NRL Coaches Award – Nathan Peats ‘The Preston’ Community Award – Konrad Hurrell NRL Try of the Year – Joe Greenwood NRL Rookie of the Year – Morgan Boyle Member’s Most Valuable Player – Konrad Hurrell NYC Player of the Year – Alexander Brimson & Moeaki Fotuaika NYC ‘True Titan’ – Rory Lillis
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Dodgers’ Machado stands out for lack of hustle again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We just have to focus on what we did right and what we did wrong against Ateneo. We still have four games. I’m just gonna look at our game against UP and not the remaining games.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University’s chance to gatecrash the Final Four party is slipping away as the Bulldogs languish in seventh place with 3-7 card.NU head coach Jamike Jarin though, isn’t ready to wave the white flag just yet with NU still has only four games left in the eliminations to pick up the pieces.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Super rookie Dave Ildefonso, who has been consistent all season long averaging 15 points per game, and Clemente were impressive anew although their performance were still not enough for NU to get past Ateneo, 64-79, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.READ: Ateneo clinches Final Four spot, dominates NUTheir efforts, though, certainly did not go unnoticed.Jarin said such takeaways will help his team in the coming seasons, especially that these young talents still have four playing years to further improve their game.“That’s the scary part for the opponents of the UAAP,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Blue chip rookies Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente are just among the reasons why Jarin stays with a positive outlook amid his team’s struggles this season.“They’re still rookies and you can see the big upside with these two,” said Jarin of Ildefonso and Clemente.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For JLC (Clemente) and Dave, you can see the future not only for NU but also for Philippine basketball.”Clemente, a one-time champion and two-time Mythical Team member in the juniors level, waxed hot from deep on 5-of-8 shooting and put up 25 points that came with eight boards. View comments
Their mom Jennifer Merwin said the idea to take part came from an initiative by a soccer store in Prince George.“We were in Prince George and we were at The Players Bench. They have a program going on that collects cleats to go to Africa. When Tanner heard that he got really excited. It was funny because his younger brother needed soccer cleats and he would not let Jett wear them. He said he wanted to donate them to Africa instead,” she explained.She added that they’ll be making a trip down to the community towards the end of the month to drop off the cleats that they have collected.- Advertisement -“Tanner is 12 and Jett is nine. They decided that they wanted to do this together but it was Tanner who originally decided that this is what he wanted to do. We go down to Prince George on a regular basis and we’re going at the end of August on the 29th. Whatever we have before the 29th we’re going to bring down. If we end up with more after that, then whenever we go down to Prince George we’re going to bring them,” she said.Anyone with spare cleats and wanting to help Tanner and Jett with sending cleats down to Africa can do so by contacting Jennifer Merwin at 250-785-0432, or 250-261-1890.
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As a result, the craft could be more vulnerable to attack, and may result in the Marines keeping it out of the thick of battle, using it instead for less dangerous tasks. “They will plan their missions in Iraq to avoid it getting into areas where there are serious threats,” said Thomas Christie, the Pentagon’s director of Operations, Test and Evaluation from 2001 to 2005, who is now retired. “The net result is that this is what we paid for – and paid through the nose.” The V-22’s debut on the battlefield ends a remarkable 25-year struggle for the Marines to build a craft they could call their own. In announcing the Iraq deployment Friday, Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway referred to those efforts as “a road marked by some setbacks, lots of sacrifices and the success of these Marines standing before you.” The V-22 has been the Marines’ priority – the Pentagon has spent $20 billion so far and has budgeted $54.6 billion for it. The money has bought a craft that is half-helicopter, half-airplane and whose speed, say the Marine Corps, will save lives. But the V-22 has also suffered some of the deadliest test crashes in Marine history. It has claimed 30 lives, 26 of them Marines, in three test-flight crashes. A fourth V-22 crashed, but that incident was not fatal. Many more have been damaged in lesser mishaps involving fires, stalled engines and software problems. Critics say the V-22’s unusual design can create deadly problems that the Marines have minimized in their single-minded pursuit of the craft. “It’s like a bad poker hand and the Marines have been investing in it for 20 years,” said Philip Coyle, the Pentagon’s top weapons tester from 1994 to 2001. “They might have been better if they invested in brand new helicopters.” The plane’s most widely cited design problem is that one of its propellers can get caught in its own turbulence as it comes in for a landing, which can cause the V-22 to roll over and head into the ground. For that reason, V-22 pilots are trained to steer clear of their own turbulence by rules prohibiting them from making the quick maneuvers used by helicopters to evade enemy fire. Instead, the V-22 must land at speeds as slow as 9 mph and in a fairly straight line. A 2005 Pentagon report said these limitations “may prove insufficient” in protecting the V-22 from ground fire.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Marine Corps said Friday that the V-22 Osprey, a hybrid aircraft with a troubled past, will be sent to Iraq this September, where it will see combat for the first time. But because of a checkered safety record in test flights, the V-22 will be kept on a short leash. The Pentagon has placed so many restrictions on how it can be used in combat that the plane – which is able to drop troops into battle like a helicopter and then speed away from danger like an airplane – could have difficulty fulfilling the Marines’ long-standing mission for it. In Iraq, the V-22 will begin to replace the Vietnam-era helicopters that are increasingly facing enemy fire. The limitations on the V-22, which cost $80 million apiece, mean it cannot evade enemy fire with the same maneuvers and sharp turns used by helicopter pilots.
0Shares0000Arsenal’s fourth straight loss piled the pressure on manager Arsene WengerNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 8 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the club’s recent slump in form is a good opportunity for the players to show their strength and quality.The Gunners have lost four consecutive games in all competitions, most recently going down 2-1 at Brighton, and have fallen 13 points behind the Premier League’s top four. Arsenal are unlikely to catch up to the top four to qualify for the Champions League, which has put more pressure on the team to win the Europa League. The north London side will take on AC Milan in Italy on Thursday for a last-16 first-leg clash and Wenger is hoping his players can bounce back.“At the moment, it is certainly difficult when you go through a patch like that but I believe as well it is a good opportunity to show you have the quality and the strengths,” said Wenger, according to the Evening Standard.“You can only show that when it is difficult. It is a good opportunity to show we can deal with that and as well, on the longer term, it will make the team even stronger.“The players are a bit affected by what happens because the players want to win. In life, you forget quickly how good you are.“When you have a bad week, players change their mind about their own quality. We have not to forget we are good football players. But as well to fix reachable targets.“Be practical, pragmatic – focus on what you can do better and analyse well what you didn’t do well and not be scared too much about the consequences of a bad result. Focus on defending better, playing quicker and doing more things together. Reachable targets to improve the team.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Claudio Ranieri believes Riyad Mahrez is priceless to Leicester after the winger’s stunning form. Algeria international Mahrez has scored four goals in his first three games this season to propel Leicester among the early-season pace-setters.They are joint second in the Barclays Premier League ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Bury in the Capital One Cup second round.Mahrez joined from Le Harve in 2014 and signed a new four-year contract in August and, ahead of the closure of the transfer window next week, Ranieri insisted Leicester will never be tempted to cash in.“We don’t sell him so there is no price,” he said. “We won’t sell him so it’s much better if they [other clubs] don’t ask.“I look at Riyad when we don’t have the ball, I’m trying to help him become the complete player, that is my job. “I want to improve him in the offensive line. He is improving every day, it’s important for him because he can get better. He’s young and only 24.”The Foxes are unbeaten ahead of their trip to Gigg Lane with Ranieri expected to make wholesale changes from the side which drew 1-1 with Tottenham at the weekend. 1 Riyad Mahrez
Aghyaran 5k Walk/Jog/Run 7.30pm June 29th 2012 @ Aghyaran Centre.Important info. Ten valuable spot prizes will be drawn between all those who enter online.Nows the time to enter before you forget. Name age and club or individual / email it to firstname.lastname@example.org ATHLETICS: TOP PRIZES AT THE AGHYARAN 5K was last modified: June 3rd, 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:ATHLETICS: TOP PRIZES AT THE AGHYARAN 5K
Tickets for next month’s charity ball being organised by Donegal’s All-Ireland winning footballers of 1992 to mark the 20th anniversary of their achievement are in big demand.Speaking this week, Donal Reid, who was right half back on the 1992 Donegal team and who is one of the organisers of the ball, said there’s big interest in the event.“There’s been a great response since we held the official launch in the Finn Valley Centre last month,” he commented. “Because of the charity element, a lot of people are keen to lend their support to the ball. The three charities who will benefit are the Donegal Hospice, Donegal Living Links and the Alzheimer Society Donegal branch – three groups who do much for people at a local level and three groups that need constant financial support,” Donal added.“The fact that Donegal retained the Ulster title for the first time in the county’s history has given the entire county a huge left, and Jim McGuinness and his players will go into next month’s quarter-final at Croke Park with a huge degree of confidence. We are hoping that Donegal will be getting ready for an All-Ireland semi-final appearance when the ball takes place,” Donal said.The ball will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday, August 18th, with retired RTE commentator, Michael O Muircheartaigh and Charlie Collins of Highland Radio acting as MCs. Sam Maguire will also be there while supporters will have an opportunity to meet the 1992 team in the afternoon, also in the Abbey Hotel.Tickets for the ball, priced €25, are now available from the following outlets – Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town; Supervalu, Killybegs; Divers Newsagents, Ardara; Books and Charts, Dungloe; Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny and Supervalu, Buncrana. HUGE DEMAND FOR TICKETS TO CELEBRATE DONEGAL’S ALL IRELAND WIN was last modified: July 25th, 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:1992 ALL IRELAND BALLDONAL REID