SWILLY SEALS DO SWIMMINGLY WELL AT COMMUNITY GAMES

first_imgU16 medley relay team with Gerry davenport community games and coach Conor Boyce.Swilly Seals have put in a tremendous performance at the Community Games Finals in Athlone.More than 20 swimmers from the club took a short break after a busy season that ended in May.They then hit the water for a 7 week block of intense training in preparation for the national finals. And boy did all that training paid off.There were some brilliant swims with all swimmers setting personal best times.Sinead O’Kane finished 4th in the 50m breaststroke final and Jonathan Martin placed 4th in the 50m backstroke final.But the excitement peaked in the last two events of the weekend with the u13 freestyle relay winning bronze medals. The team was made up of Thomas Keys, Oisin Sheridan, NIall Diver, Eoin Bonar and subs Conor Sheilds and Johnny Lambe. They won their heat and semi final convincingly and led the final right up to the last 2 metres.The next and last event of the competition saw the u16 medley relay team win gold with a brilliant display of technique and power finishing just two metres ahead of second place.The medley relay team were Jonathan Martin backstroke, Rory Boyce breaststroke, Brian Diver butterfly and Thomas Coyle freestyle and subs were Conal Bonar and Gerry Drumm.The atmosphere was electric and both coaches Conor and Anthony (both Rathmullan men!) and parents were extremely proud of the swimmers.There will be a short break of two weeks for these athletes before returning to training in September for another exciting year of competition. SWILLY SEALS DO SWIMMINGLY WELL AT COMMUNITY GAMES was last modified: August 19th, 2014 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:Community Games FinalsdonegalSwilly Sealslast_img read more

Typical Knicks Bickering Losing Giving Derek

When the New York Knicks were a force in the mid 1990s, with Pat Riley as coach and Patrick Ewing leading the way, there was dissension within the locker room. Anthony Mason wanted more shots. Greg Anthony wanted more playing time. Charles Oakley wanted more money. And that was just the half of it.John Starks wanted the ball at the end of the game. Ewing wanted Charles Smith to play stronger. Smith wanted plays called for him. Derek Harper wanted to fight, or at least was willing to at any moment. They were a collection of egos with separate agendas. And yet they won.The difference between the Knicks of the mid-’90s and the Knicks of today who are losing, bickering and apparently clueless on how to extract themselves from the malaise? The coach.Riley was a street fighter as a kid growing up in upstate New York, not the polished model always runway ready. By the time he got to the Knicks, he had less interest in stylish clothes (although he still put it together), and more excitement about the challenge of meshing the collection of misfits into a unit that came together once the ball was thrown up.And he did it because he had their respect. He  had won with the Lakers of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, which gave him immediate cache in the locker room. But Riley, truth be told, was the toughest of all the Knicks. He instilled a fighter’s mentality into his team, starting in his first practice, when he allowed Xavier McDaniel and Anthony Mason to fight it out, MMA style, while teammates stood around in a circle and watched.Message delivered. The Knicks were going to be tough. Fighters. That mentality got them to the Eastern Conference finals and one game from the NBA championship in 1994.Derek Fisher, another smart, tough guy, has to impose his personality, playing style and will onto his team. It’s tougher for a first-year coach to do so, especially when some of the players make more money and believe they are beyond reproach. But enough about Carmelo Anthony.Seriously, though, Fisher faces perhaps the biggest challenge of any coach in the NBA. He’s breaking into the ranks in New York, where the scrutiny is more intense than anywhere else. He’s doing it with a few players who have been borderline malcontents elsewhere and he’s doing it with his star player at the center of the tumult.Ewing almost always was above the fray during his Knicks glory years. He became more assertive as a leader as he aged, and when he spoke, the team took heed. He had respect.Does not seem as if Anthony is looked at in a similar fashion. Losing magnifies any blemishes within a team, so it’s prudent to not take what’s going on now as Armegeddon (one of Riley’s refrains). But the word that Anthony and teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. got into an argument on the court that carried into the locker room is emblematic of a team that is losing and does not know how to handle it.Not that they should be gracious losers; show me a gracious loser and I’ll show you a perennial loser. But Fisher, a five-time champion who made significant shots in those title runs, has to shelve the “Triangle offense,” shake up the lineup, sit down the non-producers, challenge each individual and hypnotize them, if necessary. The Knicks have lost nine straight games, most in ugly fashion. They are 4-20, the worst start in franchise history. Their talent, especially in the Eastern Conference, should reap more. Much more. And in sports, it always comes back to the coach, fair or not.“Maybe (we should) have another meeting if it is somebody in here that’s putting the stuff out there,” Anthony about the turmoil. “We need to figure that out and diffuse that because we don’t need that right now, especially when we’re losing basketball games.”Adding to the mess is that Anthony suffered a knee injury and reports surfaced that he might require knee surgery. That means it could get even worse for Fisher and his team before it gets better. A lot of any turnaround will fall on Fisher. And to think: If Steve Kerr had accepted Phil Jackson’s offer, he’d be suffering through this madness. Surely, somewhere in the recesses of his mind, Fisher wishes Kerr had. read more

Slap on the wrist charge for exEMS consultant says some

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp No Case against Athenee Harvey as corruption charges are tossed out Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Nov 2015 – Today Patrick Riel and his wife got a lucky break according to some as the court determined that they were only guilty of overstaying in the Turks and Caicos. It had been widely talked about that Riel was trying to start up an air ambulance company in the country but failed due to a denial by TCIG for the requisite permissions. It was believed Riel was working without a permit. Riel was fined $1,000 and his wife, $500 and the pair with their children have to be out of the country and en route to Canada by Wednesday. Nearly two weeks ago, Patrick Riel was arrested and jailed for overstaying and allegedly working illegally in the TCI but a call saw the former EMS consultant with the government, released. Magnetic Media was told Riel has been enjoying a lot of preferential pardons for his alleged illegal behavior including the final charge against him. John Masters is the Director of Public Prosecutions and said if Riel and his wife fail to do what the court has required of them, they will be re-arrested. Both Patrick Riel and his wife, Jacqueline Nicole Bassard entered a guilty plea in the court of Magistrate Clifton Warner. Recommended for you Related Items:Jacqueline Nicole Bassard, john masters, overstaying, pat riel Ex-Govt Consultant ordered to leave TCI Canadian resident arrested for working illegally in TCIlast_img read more

Exposure Skateboard Competition in Encinitas

first_img Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter October 26, 2018 Updated: 1:18 PM Jonathan Halvorson, Jonathan Halvorson center_img ENCINITAS (KUSI) – The 7th Annual Exposure Skateboard competition is being held Encinitas on November 3rd & 4th.The competition raises money for victims of domestic violence.More than 150 skaters from around the world will be competing for a $50,000 prize.“It’s an amazing event that helps boost women’s skateboarding,” said Jordyn Barratt, who has competed in Exposure since 2013. Barratt made her pro debut in 2016 and placed 1st in both Pro Bowl last year.The free event runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.For more information visit www.exposureskate.org. Posted: October 26, 2018 Exposure Skateboard Competition in Encinitaslast_img read more