County Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittest

first_img TAGSAnna GearyDavy FitzgeraldDerval O’RourkeDonncha O’CallaghanhospitalIreland’s Fittest FamilylimerickRTÉ televisionTony Hynes Twitter Hospital trolley figures are on the rise again UL Hospitals Group Reducing Elective Activity Until Further Notice Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp Intermediate Care Facility patients benefiting from holistic healthcare model Email Printcenter_img Children’s Hospital overspend impacting on most vulnerable Linkedin Virtual Visiting at UL Hospitals During COVID-19 Previous articleEllie is a poster girl for living with diabetesNext article300 jobs bonanza for Limerick Editor Tony Hynes (51), his daughter Leeayn (23) and his two sons Jamie (27) and Adam (17) from Knockrainey, Hospital, Co. Limerick who are competing in Ireland’s fittest family competitionTHE HYNES family from Knockrainey in Hospital wants the whole country to know that they fit the bill as Ireland’s fittest family.And they are bound to have a big audience when they compete for the title in a new series starting on RTÉ One television on this Sunday, October 29 at 6.30pm. Ireland’s Fittest Family 2017 will see 12 mega-fit families compete against each other to win the title and the €15,000 prize money that goes with it. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Tony Hynes (51), his daughter Leeayn (23) and his two sons Jamie (27) and Adam (17) will be up against five other families in the gruelling tunnel challenge in episode one of series five. This year’s competition has a coaching line-up that includes series four winner Anna Geary, GAA legend Davy Fitzgerald, returning hero Derval O’Rourke and first time coach and rugby legend Donncha O’Callaghan. New tougher locations have been added to the series, which test all aspects of fitness, starting with Camden Fort Meagher in Crosshaven Co. Cork. Dark damp underground tunnels terrify the families in the very first event, and it doesn’t get any easier in the eliminator, which the coaches believe to be the toughest course ever featured on the series. Donncha O’Callaghan said: “After watching it at home for years I’m dying to get stuck into Ireland’s Fittest Family. I’m not a coach but I’ve been a member of a family for 38 years so I’ve plenty of experience! And I’m looking forward to playing a few mind games with Davy Fitz”.The former Clare All-Ireland winner and current Wexford hurling manager said: “The one thing that really stands out for me this year is the strength of the girls; some of the girls in the competition are the strongest members of their family. The lads will have to up their game!”   RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHealthCounty Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittestBy Editor – October 25, 2017 9520 Stay Healthy at Home with last_img read more

Big four? What about Warner?

first_imgBy Ian ChappellANY conversation about which batsmen are currently top-rated in Test cricket begins with the Big Three; in order of batting average that’s Steve Smith, Joe Root and Virat Kohli.It’s often noted that New Zealand captain Kane Williamson could easily make it a quartet. Indeed, Williamson should be included as his average is second only to Smith, but David Warner ought to also be there, to extend it to a quintet.The main reason for Warner’s exclusion is his record in India. It’s not great, but then Kohli’s record in the UK is far worse, and the two players’ overall average is only about five percentage points apart.It’s noticeable that on two tours of India, Warner regularly got starts but then lost his wicket. Admittedly he has got five single-figure scores, but in half of his 16 innings he got to double figures without scoring a half-century.On the three occasions he attained the half-century mark he wasn’t able to convert to three figures. That is in sharp contrast to his overall record, where he has converted 20 of his 123 Test innings into centuries.However, his recent performance against Bangladesh – a bowling attack that doesn’t match India’s in class – provided good results in testing conditions. He scored back-to-back centuries, the first one with the ball turning sharply and bouncing awkwardly.That hundred was scored in typically flamboyant Warner style; attacking the bowlers and reaching or clearing the boundary regularly. His next century, in Chittagong, was his Dr Jekyll impersonation. He only got to the boundary seven times in an extremely patient innings that underlined the thought that goes into his batting.I saw Warner bat in a Champions League game on a slow, low Delhi pitch, where he tried to bash balls to the boundary. That method didn’t work. In his next innings on that same pitch, he placed the ball into gaps, relying on timing to score his runs, and looked much more at ease.“Warner is a batsman who thinks deeply about his task and just happens to be ultra-aggressive in his approach – one reason why he should always feature in any conversation about the best current batsmen is his approach to the game”His failure to score a Test century in India might be playing on his mind, but there’s no reason he can’t achieve success there – he has the skills.It’s more just a case of him getting out when he’s set, which can happen to any player. Most cricketers experience periods of drought in their career, and with the number of games being played now, it’s a miracle if there’s only one such.Warner is a very skilful batsman and always has been. Early in his career the talk about him being a T20 hitter was misplaced. I first saw him bat on television in a T20 against South Africa. As he belted the likes of Dale Steyn around the park, I said to my wife, “This kid can bat.”She responded: “What, all the fours and sixes, you mean?”“No,” was my reply. “It’s the way he’s adjusted to good deliveries from Steyn.”It’s fascinating to discuss batting with Warner. He commentated with Channel Nine in 2015, while his injured thumb repaired, and provided interesting insights into Australia’s loss in the just completed Ashes series.He talked about Jimmy Anderson’s and Stuart Broad’s plans to dismiss him and the things he had done to try and overcome their tactics. He made sensible adjustments during the series.It was obvious this wasn’t a hitter who just trusted his eye and his luck; Warner is a batsman who thinks deeply about his task and just happens to be ultra-aggressive in his approach. That’s one reason why he should always feature in any conversation about the best current batsmen: his approach to the game.Opening is a demanding position and he is brave enough to take on new-ball bowlers in order to give his side an early advantage in the game. Succeeding with that approach deserves to put him among a list of the best batsmen. He’s certainly the most watchable.Now that he has experienced a breakthrough in Bangladeshi conditions, Warner’s next tour of India might well provide a twist in the tale.(ESPN Cricinfo)last_img read more

Busy weekend of club action in Tipperary

first_imgTemplederry continue their search for a historic first divisional title after they defeated Silvermines by 25 points to 3-13.In the other semi final at Nenagh, Kildangan were inspired by County senior panellist Darragh Egan who put in a man of the match performance as they overcame Portroe on a scoreline of 2-24 to 1-22.The North Senior hurling final has been fixed for August the 23rd. In West Tipp there was a shock as Knockavilla Kickhams overcame Clonoulty-Rossmore by 3-12 to 1-10 to progress to the divisional hurling decider.In Senior Football Kilsheelan-Kilcash and Clonmel Commercials qualified for the South final.In the first of a double header at Monroe yesterday evening Kilsheelan-Kilcash beat Cahir on a 2-15 to 0-10 scoreline.The Charlie McGeever led Clonmel Commercials were comprehensive 3-18 to 5 point winners over Ardfinnan.last_img read more

Oregon’s Rose Bowl victory shows Mario Cristobal can lead Ducks back to Playoff

first_imgIt almost happened this year. If not for a last-minute hiccup against Auburn in the opener or a land-mine trap game at Arizona State, Oregon might have done that this season.Instead, the Ducks will have to learn the lessons from those mistakes and make that run in 2020.MORE: Highlights, scores, updates from Oregon’s Rose Bowl winThe Rose Bowl Game showed how that could be possible. Oregon didn’t play its best game. Herbert finished 14 of 20 for 138 yards and an interception. The Ducks had just 66 rushing yards on 30 attempts. It was more of a gut-it-out-game with the Badgers than the 45-38 shootout they played in Pasadena in 2012.But Oregon limited Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor to 94 yards on 21 carries, and the Badgers never led by more than six points. Herbert’s 30-yard touchdown run, one of his three rushing scores in the game, gave the Ducks the go-ahead score with 7:41 remaining. Oregon didn’t score again, but it didn’t need to: The Ducks’ defense limited Wisconsin to 4 yards on nine plays over the next two drives.It was the kind of game Oregon needed to win to show it’s ready for that Playoff conversation again. After all, the Ducks are the only Pac-12 team to win a Playoff game, even though 2014 seems like ages ago. With Cristobal, the Ducks are building a different kind of contender. It’s not the long-term project Mike Bellotti built from the ground up, or the lightning fast flash-and-dash teams Chip Kelly pushed to the brink of a national championship.Cristobal is building off the lessons learned as a player at Miami and as an assistant coach at Alabama from 2013-16. Cristobal has elevated the Ducks’ recruiting with recruits such as Kayvon Thibodeaux, who will be joined next fall by five-star linebackers Justin Flowe and Noah Sewell — brother of Sporting News All-American tackle Penei Sewell. The offense might get talented Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman via the transfer portal to replace Herbert, and the uniforms will always stay fresh with that Nike label.Think about it. Of the teams with 11 or more wins that played in the New Year’s Day 6 this season, which team do you think will make a Playoff run? Penn State has to deal with Ohio State in the always-tough Big Ten East division. Florida has to deal with Georgia, who has to deal with LSU and Alabama. Oregon, meanwhile, has a chance to reestablish its dominance in the Pac-12 and earn a couple more national championship shots. The Ducks will be a hot Playoff pick in 2020 as a result.WOLF: Oregon’s win is Pac-12’s loss in Playoff race The next College Football Playoff contender grew up at the Rose Bowl Game on Wednesday.No. 7 Oregon finished off a 28-27 victory against No. 11 Wisconsin with that vintage aggressive style on a 28-yard pass from Justin Herbert to Juwan Johnson on the final drive of the game. The Ducks capped off a 12-win season that included a Pac-12 championship and showed why Mario Cristobal has this team inching closer toward a Playoff berth for a conference searching for respect. For the Pac-12, that seems like the best-case scenario after missing the Playoff each of the last three seasons. Chris Petersen left Washington, and USC appears headed for another year of hot-seat talk involving coach Clay Helton. The Huskies and Trojans both visit Autzen Stadium next year, but not before Ohio State — the team that crushed the Ducks 42-20 in the first championship game of the Playoff era.Oregon went 20-17 over the next two-plus seasons under Mark Helfrich and Willie Taggart before Cristobal took over.The Buckeyes come to Autzen Stadium on Sept. 12. Then we’ll see how much Oregon has grown up.last_img read more

Other Sumner County scores and scores of interest

first_imgConway Springs  60 Douglass 14Wichita Trinity 55 Belle Plaine 14Oxford 62 Flinthills 14 (see stats below).Andale 59 Circle 0Collegiate 46 Mulvane 18McPherson 33 Rose Hill 14Buhler 47 Augusta 21Oxford     38  24 X  X    62Flinthills   8    6   X   X   141st QuarterOxford:  Dylan Hills 65 yard TD run (Silhan PAT run)Oxford: Dalton Silhan 41 yard TD run ( Vaughn to Hills PAT pass)Oxford: Tyler Vaughn 10 yard TD run (PAT Fail)Oxford: Dalton Silhan 15 yard TD run (Vaughn PAT run)Oxford: Dalton Silhan 34 yard TD run (Vaughn to Kyson Perrin PAT pass)Flinthills: Hefton 6 yard TD run (Hefton to McNemee PAT pass)2nd QuarterOxford: Dalton Silhan 12 yard run (Hills PAT Run)Oxford: Dalton Silhan 65 kickoff return TD ( Hills PAT Run)Flinthills: Hefton to McNemee 4 yard TD pass (PAT fail)Oxford: Dalton Silhan 34 yard TD run (Hills PAT run)Key StatsOxford: Dalton Silhan 10 carries 203 yards rushingFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

With NCAA approaching, Red Lions make statement against Cardinals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “Our mindset has always been to play our game and win all our games regardless of whoever will be facing in our next game. We’re looking to win and that’s really the attitude I want to instill in my players even if it’s only a practice game or preseason.” Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 The Red Lions did just that on Tuesday and with the Mapua Cardinals playing shorthanded, the game was already practically over after the third quarter.It was the kind of dominating performance San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez was looking for with the upcoming NCAA season opening in less than a month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We just have to make a statement today because we all know that Mapua is one of our rivals in the NCAA,” said Fernandez, whose squad formalized their entry in the quarterfinals with a 6-2 record in Group A after a 95-60 win over the Cardinals in a game where the Lions took a 70-46 lead heading into the final frame.READ: San Beda routs Mapua; Lyceum beats UST in battle of also-rans Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Facing a fellow NCAA team, San Beda knew it had to play true to form.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments WORLD CUP: Neymar is star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The Cardinals played minus two key players in Exie Biteng and Daniel Aguirre, who are both nursing injuries, and are on a four-game losing skid entering the game.But Fernandez said his team just couldn’t take Mapua lightly despite its struggles.“As I’ve said before, Mapua is a very strong team. They won their first [three] games before losing the next four before this game. It’s just that some of their guys weren’t able to play.”San Beda will be gunning for its 11th title in 13 years in the 94th Season of the NCAA, which tips off on July 7.“We’re really preparing for the NCAA so any adjustments we’re doing right now is really part of our preparation for the NCAA season,” Fernandez said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

New US Ambassador urges “free and fair” elections

first_imgAs the time counts down to the constitutionally mandated General and Regional Elections in Guyana, the United States (US) has re-reiterated the need for free and fair polls.New US Ambassador, Sarah-Ann LynchThis call was made by the newly accredited US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch.In brief remarks after handing over her credentials to President David Granger on Wednesday morning at the Ministry of the Presidency, Ambassador Lynch lauded Guyana for the significant progress made particularly in the political sphere.Without making mention of the current political impasse, the newly accredited US envoy did, however, point to the need for free and fair elections.“We have seen the strengthening of democratic processes and political institutions along with broader political participation and citizens’ representation. Moving forward, we will continue to encourage genuinely free and fair elections, freedom of speech and assembly, multiparty representation and a constitutional judiciary process…,” the new US Ambassador said.On the other hand, President Granger, in his remarks, reminded that among the areas Guyana and the US enjoy strong bi-lateral relations is non-interference in each other’s internal affairs.“Our relations are founded on mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, cooperation for mutual benefit, respect for treaties and international law and the maintenance of regional peace and security,” the Head of State posited.Since the December 21, 2018 passage of the motion of no-confidence against the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition, calls have been made by various stakeholders including foreign diplomats here for the Government to abide and respect the Constitution and set a date for elections.The foreign missions here have been paying keen attention to the developments in Guyana since the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) filed the No-confidence Motion against the Government.Only on Monday, British High Commissioner Greg Quinn in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times said the clock is ticking on the constitutional three-month deadline for holding elections. This deadline expires in eight days.“The Constitution is the supreme law… There is the three-month clock, which is still ticking, it hasn’t been stayed yet…,” the United Kingdom envoy told this newspaper on Monday.Moreover, representatives from the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have also echoed similar calls for the Guyana Government to adhere to the constitution.In February, the EU’s local mission warned of the need for constitutional compliance, urging in a statement that democratic procedures and the rule of law be respected and upheld. The EU also called for free and fair elections to be held and for the Guyana Government to follow all requirements outlined in the Constitution of Guyana following the December 21, 2018 no-confidence vote.Days before, however, United Nations Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka urged the State to demonstrate its integrity and respect Guyana’s Constitution.“Recent political developments triggered by the no-confidence vote in the National Assembly are a test for Guyana’s strength and integrity with regard to the effectiveness of the rule of law and governance,” Tanaka said.She further lauded acting Chief Justice Roxane George for demonstrating the independence and integrity of the Judiciary when it comes to protecting the Constitution of Guyana.The acting Chief Justice had ruled on January 31, 2019, that the No-confidence Motion was validly passed 33-32 in the National Assembly and the Cabinet has to resign in keeping with constitutional provisions of Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) respectively.Consequent to the declaration that the 33-majority meant that the motion was carried, Justice George observed that the President and the Ministers could not, therefore, remain in Government in accordance with Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution after three months.However, the Granger-led Administration has insisted that there is no role for a “caretaker” Government and that they will continue to be in office until a new President is sworn in. In fact, the coalition has appealed the High Court’s rulings and those matters are currently being heard in the Court of Appeal.But even as the coalition continues with its ‘business as usual’ approach, political commentator and Attorney Christopher Ram last week asked the High Court to stop the award and payments of contracts over $15 million.Section 54 (1) of the Procurement Act gives Cabinet the right to review and approve all procurements (contracts) in excess of $15 million. Government spokesperson, Minister of State Joseph Harmon had disclosed that the President and Ministers have been meeting as a “ministerial plenary” and not as a Cabinet in compliance with the Chief Justice’s ruling.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S senior ladies football are Ulster Champions – and are busy preparing for an All-Ireland Quarter Final.The county has had some great success at underage level this year too with the U14s winning their Ulster title and reaching an All-Ireland final.All of this costs money of course – and here’s how you might be able to help out…and have fun doing it. The county Ladies Gaelic Football Association are planning a golf classic spectacular – with €2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs!The event takes place next Friday August 14 at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club.Entry fee per team is €100 with some super golf gear among the prizes.There’s even plans for a BBQ on the 10th hole….well nearby at least! Anyone interested in taking part should call 074 91 31093 to book their place.Don’t worry if you can’t make the date; businesses and individuals wanting to help the Ladies Football players in the county are urged to sponsor a tee….call Liam now on 0868602070.A full list of sponsors will be published on Donegal Daily. CAN YOU HELP DONEGAL LADIES IN QUEST FOR ALL-IRELAND GLORY? was last modified: August 7th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegal ladiesfundraiserGolf classiclast_img read more