White Rock nips Mount Sentinel in three-set thriller at Single-A Volleyball Championships

first_imgThe road to adding another blue banner to the walls of the Mount Sentinel gymnasium just got a little tougher for the Wildcats.White Rock Christian Academy edged the host Casts 15-9 in the third game of the best-of-three match to defeat the host school 2-1 in round robin play Thursday at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships.The game was played at the L.V. Rogers Hangar in Nelson.The Wildcats drop to second in C-Division and meet Kootenay rival Fernie Falcons in playoff action Friday.The Wildcats appeared poised to sweep the match against White Rock after opening with a 25-19 victory in set one. However, the Lower Mainland squad rallied back to tie the match with a thriling 25-22 win before continuing the momentum in set three.The Wildcats opened the tournament by bouncing Credo Christian 2-0.After being taken to a 27-25 first set win, Mount Sentinel returned to form in the second game to outlast Similkameen of Keremeos 2-0.Top-ranked Kelowna Christian breezed to a three-match win to claim the A Division title.However, pre-tourney favourite Immaculata was upset 2-0 in B-Division play by Duncan Christian.Cedar Christian won the D-Division title.The tournament continues today at Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.The playoff round concludes Saturday with the gold medal match set for 7 p.m. and the bronze medal game at 5:30 p.m. at Selkirk College.last_img read more

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US matches to take CPL T20 to new level

first_imgCRICKET:GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):With matches set to be played in the United States market for the first time, Caribbean Premier League communications director, Peter Breen, believes the high profile Twenty20 tournament is set for a major take-off this year.Since its inception in 2013, the tournament has been played across the six territories of the competing franchises, but organisers have slated fixtures for Florida during this year’s campaign.”It’s very clear with the talent on display, both local talent and international talent have been contracted and that’s a massive vote of confidence from the wider cricketing public that the Caribbean Premier League is unique, it’s the ‘biggest party in sport’ as we all know,” Breen told the Guyana Times.”It’s incredible vibe and an incredibly fun place, but with serious cricket on the field and people want to be part of that.”He continued: “It’s a very exciting tournament to be a part of. I think it’s a massive year for cricket full stop. It would have started with the Big Bash into the various little tournaments that have been happening and I think with the growth and movement to America that opens up a whole new avenue of possibilities for West Indies cricket and for CPL.”There’s a lot of work to be done to ensure we deliver an outstanding tournament because that’s the level we want to achieve. We want to achieve an outstanding tournament and we’re very confident in our abilities to do so and we know that it will be very, very competitive, particularly looking at the talent of the players who are going to be involved this year.The CPL has been a huge success, turning out capacity crowds in most venues and managing to attract some of the world’s finest Twenty20 players like Kevin Pietersen, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.Last year alone, the tournament experienced massive growth in numerical terms in attendance — a development Breen said organisers were hoping to sustain.”It’s a tournament that’s definitely growing year on year and we know that in terms of social media, in terms of the global viewership as well,” he pointed out.”Last year 302,000 came through the turnstiles for CPL- that was a growth of 44 per cent. It is lovely to think we can sustain that crowd, but I’m not sure if we physically can, given the size of the stadia, but it is definitely a step in the right direction.”For this year’s edition, the likes of South African superstar AB de Villiers, New Zealander Brendon McCullum and Australia’s Shane Watson, are all expected to feature.The tournament is scheduled to bowl off in June, but organisers are yet to announce fixtures.last_img read more

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Skating activities tomorrow at the Pomeroy Sport Centre

first_imgRegular admission rates for all of these sessions still apply.Public skating is open on the Oval from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Parent and Tot – Stick N’ Puck, will commence at the West Arena 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.- Advertisement -Tots, aged 4 – 7, must be accompanied on ice by an adult, 16 years or older, at all times.“Children are required to wear full gear,” Recreation Programmer Marissa Jordan writes. “Parent/guardian must have at least a stick, hockey helmet, gloves, and skates. This session is strictly recreational. No shooting pucks, only passing and stick handling are permitted.”Next on the docket is drop-in hockey for children 8 – 11, and that’s taking place in the East Arena 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Advertisement Those aged 12 – 15 can also enjoy drop-in hockey from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in East Arena.Anybody else 16-years-old and above should attend the West Arena 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. if they also want to play a game of drop-in hockey.For more information you can contact Jordan at 250 794 3262.last_img read more

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Migne wants offensive play against Ethiopia

first_img“We know it will not be easy but we will be at home and I hope we will have one moment to make the difference. We need to improve our link up play offensively. We are strong now defensively with three clean sheets and it was my priority when I arrived because the team had conceded many goals before,” the French tactician said.Stars will need victory against the Ethiopians to improve their bid to make it to the Cup of Nations for the first time in seven years.Harambee Stars midfielder Dennis Odhiambo closes in on teammate Abdallah Hassan during a training session at the Kasarani Stadium on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaDepending on whether or not Sierra Leone will be admitted back to the qualifiers, Kenya might seal a place in Cameroon with three points against the Ethiopians.Migne says he does not expect the Ethiopians to seat back and vie for a point as they also have to win to maintain their realistic chances of making it to Cameroon.Looking back at the first leg, the tactician has lauded his players for showing character especially at a fully packed stadium and he expects Kenyan fans to replicate the same on Sunday especially after the announcement the game will be free of charge.“It was an amazing atmosphere and it was very difficult to get a result. Ethiopia have never lost in that stadium and I think it was a fair result for us. Now we have to remain focused for the second leg and I hope to have the same atmosphere at Kasarani,” the tactician said.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne makes a point to players during a training session at the Kasarani Stadium on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Fans should come and support us, and please, wear red,” the tactician offered.He is confident that his charges will bag three points at home and keep their bid to get to the Cup of Nations.“When you are able to beat Ghana and draw away at such a huge stadium in Bahir Dar, then you can compete and try to win at home against Ethiopia. But we have to remain humble, we have an opponent with good motivation,” the tactician said.Meanwhile, the tactician will have a bit of selection headache with the return of defender Joash Onyango who performed well against Ghana despite his red card. Brian Mandela also gave a good performance coming into the starting team in Bahir Dar.Harambee Stars wingbacks Abud Omar (right) and Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma exchange ideas during a training session at the Kasarani Stadium on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, left back Abud Omar is back into full fitness having limped off injured after 52 minutes in the first leg. The defender picked up a knock but has shaken it off and trained well with the rest of the team on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne issues instructions to players during a training session at the Kasarani Stadium on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 12 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne says he wants his side to improve offensively on Sunday when they tackle Ethiopia’s Walia Ibex at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani in a destiny defining 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier.In his three official matches in charge, Migne has seen the side keep consecutive clean sheets, but they have scored only two goals one of them coming off an own goal and ahead of the Ethiopia test, he wants to see a galaxy of goals.last_img read more

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Video: Keeper plays it cool as Di Maria’s shot rattles the bar

first_img Angel Di Maria in action for Argentina 1 Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria picked up the Man of the Match award in a brilliant display for Argentina as Jamaica were beaten on Saturday night.The 1-0 win, thanks to Gonzalo Higuain’s goal, secured top spot for Gerardo Martino’s side as they head into the last eight in the competition.VIDEO: DI MARIA AND HIGUAIN COMBINE AS ARGENTINA BEAT JAMAICAHowever, it was the Red Devils’ £59.7m signing who stole the show ahead of Lionel Messi and Di Maria could have ended up on the score sheet if not for the cross bar.His excellent 20-yard effort was comically misjudged by Jamaica goalkeeper Dwayne Miller, who had fortune on his side as the ball rattled the upright.last_img

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DANIEL’S POIGNANT RETURN TO ARRANMORE TO BE BROADCAST ON TV3

first_imgDominick Sweeney and Daniel O’Donnell on the Arranmore ferry.Daniel O’Donnell has paid a poignant return to Arranmore Island for the first time without his late mother.Daniel regularly played Aranmore and always took his mum Julia with him.Now Daniel’s return has been featured on TV3’s Islanders show which will be broadcast this Wednesday. Daniel O’Donnell was given his big break in the music business by islander Andrew Early who gave him his first gig in his island pub, now run by his son Jerry.Daniel has never forgotten this and each year returns to play a special concert on the island.The world famous singer dedicated a special concert on the island to her. This will also be his first concert in Ireland since the death of his beloved mum.Julia O’Donnell came from the nearby Owey Island (now depopulated). For the islanders, who are feeling a huge sense of abandonment due to the salmon ban and increased fishing regulation, Daniel’s visit following the death of his mother, was a major event.The concert is one to live in the memory of all who are present, islanders and mainlanders alike.Episode 3 of ‘Islanders’ airs on Wednesday week (29th April) at 9pm on TV3.DANIEL’S POIGNANT RETURN TO ARRANMORE TO BE BROADCAST ON TV3 was last modified: April 20th, 2015 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:arranmoreconcertdaniel o’donnelllast_img read more

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Review: A step back in time for a Celtic Feast Night

first_imgRachel McLaughlin attends the Celtic Feast Show at An Grianan Hotel in Donegal to sample the atmosphere of the historic spectacular:It’s easy to get caught up in the fun and traditional fayre of the Celtic Feast Show when so many details suggest you’ve stepped back in time for a night. I visited the An Grianan Hotel in Burt last weekend to join one of these famous events they host and to discover another side to Donegal’s history.It all feels very Game of Thrones-like to be sitting at a long table in a round hall with free flowing wine and the swell of traditional tunes.This Celtic Feast has music, dancing and plenty of indulgence like scenes from the famous medieval show, but the night has a touch of magic and mystery that is truly Irish. Celtic Feast Show banquet hallEmma Rose Callaghan plays the Goddess Danu, who sweeps onto the stage between courses to trace the mythological story of the Tuatha de Dannan – a tribe who have long been associated with An Grianan Aileach.Goddess DanuBattle ReenactmentArlene McLaughlin’s ‘Siamsa Gael Dance Troupe’Arlene McLaughlin’s ‘Siamsa Gael Dance Troupe’ keep things lively with spirited dancing, while two performers from the Magnus Viking Association storm the room at one stage to reenact a thrilling battle. The staff at the An Grianan all join in the display by wearing Celtic tunics and dress. It all looks the part in the darkened room that is filled with mystic lighting and sounds as we dine. The feast itself is a lavish step back in time. Guests are welcomed by a warming tipple of mead on arrival at reception, where everyone’s excitement rises as two costumed characters stalk the room and take photos with sinister props. Mead receptionOnce we entered the dining room we started with a filling bowl of beef and vegetable broth with homemade bread. Main course is a choice of chicken or ham on the bone – both very traditional but very good. The apple and rhubarb crumble was simple but simply divine. StarterMain CourseDessertGuests get a cup of wine for each course too – just enough to inspire a few to get up and dance to compete to be crowned king or queen of the night. Watch the video below for some excellent efforts, as well as highlights from all the night’s entertainment.You might think a Celtic Feast Show is something for tourists only, but the guests were a mix of locals and visitors from the likes of the US and Europe. As a Donegal native, I found it all the more special to be seeing history come alive in the very location where the legends were born.You’ll get to know your fellow feasters during the mead reception and when you’re sitting together at shared banquet tables – which makes it all the better craic at the afterparty in the Fort Bar. An Grianan HotelI’d really recommend taking advantage of the offer to stay overnight at the An Grianan following the feast. If you do stay, you can then jive the night away in the bar! (We were treated to the brilliant Peter Donegan / Me, Myself and I last weekend.)The Celtic Feast Nights all take place on weekends so it’s a great excuse to turn the nights out into a mini-break away at the hotel. The next day you can have a delicious breakfast in the Old Church Restaurant before driving to the top of the famous mountain to see the Grianan stone fort in all its glory. You can appreciate the historic fort so much more after seeing the colourful stories acted out the night before at the feast.Grianan of Aileach. Photo by Rachel McLaughlinGrianan of AileachIf you’re visiting Donegal for the next Bank Holiday weekend or thinking about a little staycation – then this is one night out that is always going to be legendary! The next Celtic Feast Nights at the An Grianan Hotel take place on the following dates:Sunday 6th August – Sunday 27th August  – Saturday 28th October  – Sunday 10th DecemberFor more information, visit www.angriananhotel.com/Celtic-Feast-NightsReview: A step back in time for a Celtic Feast Night was last modified: June 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:An Grianan HotelBURTceltic feast nightDANCEEntertainmentMUSICshowlast_img read more

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DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: DUNGLOE V TERMON

first_imgDungloe will look to their inspirational skipper Noel McBride on Saturday when they clash with Termon in the Donegal SFC. Pic courtesy of jmac.ieWhile the excitement of Donegal’s epic run to the All-Ireland final had the county captivated all summer, it’s back to the bread and butter this weekend with the start of the Donegal SFC.What better way to get over the hangover of last Sunday’s heart-breaking defeat, by enjoying a whole host of top class championship encounters over the weekend.Donegal Daily will be previewing every single Donegal SFC fixture this weekend, and we’ll start by looking at the meeting of Dungloe and Termon. Both sides have had contrasting fortunes this season, Dungloe have had a remarkable campaign.They romped to the Division Two league title to cement their return to top-flight football next season.What was truly impressive by Tony Boyle’s side was the fact they remained unbeaten all year in the division.In what is a competitive and difficult division, the fact they remained unbeaten for the league’s entirety shows the quality and resilience in the Dungloe squad. Tony Boyle and his management side have bloodied plenty of youth this season and that augurs well for the future.They still have plenty of experience in their ranks too, Raymond and Adrian Sweeney are still a huge influence for Dungloe, while the likes of Shaun Sharkey, Ciaran Sharkey, Noel McBride and Adrian Hanlon have plenty of senior championship experience.Corey Gallagher was on the fringes of the Donegal Senior panel last season and Termon will need to curb his attacking threat from deep.Termon have struggled since gaining promotion to Division One this season, and they currently prop up the table.It looks likely that they’ll be relegated back to Division Two, but Termon have a great championship pedigree and will no doubt raise their game this weekend. The return of Christy Connaghan has boosted the Termon charge, the former Finn Harps man has been plagued with a succession of knee injuries over the last number of years.However, since his return Connaghan has looked hugely impressive, he fired Termon to their last county final in 2008 and is an expert from dead balls.The loss of James Doherty is a blow for Darren Gibson’s side, the influential half-back has emigrated to Dubai and will their entire championship campaign.Dungloe have huge momentum and home advantage, and while it certainly won’t be easy for the Rosses men, Dungloe should have enough to get over the line. VERDICT – DUNGLOEDONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: DUNGLOE V TERMON was last modified: September 25th, 2014 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:Donegal SFCdungloenewsSportTermonlast_img read more

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COLÁISTE STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR F1 NATIONAL FINAL

first_imgRealtra Rasaíochta Team, (from left) Maitiú o Maoláin, Éanna Mc Laughlinn, Cáit Ní Cheallaigh, Lucy Herron, Orla Nic Reachtain, Pierce Harrigan & Sophie Ní Dhochartaigh Roe.Realtra Rasaíochta from Coláiste Chineál Eoghain, Buncrana have qualified for the national final of the prestigious F1 in Schools National Championships.In this unique competition, students have to plan, design, analyse, test and then race their newly created Formula 1 Model Car. The models are created to a scale of 1:20 and when complete are capable of travelling at speeds of over 110 km/hr.The regional final were held on the 11th March in the GMIT Castlebar. 22 teams battled it out for the regional final. Two teams progressed in the junior cycle category, Realtra Rasaíochta from Coláiste Chineál Eoghain and Tekkit from St Louis CS, Co. Mayo. This was a fantastic achievement for the team who have put so much work into the competition. They also managed to pick up the award on the day for “Best Engineered Car” competing against teams in both the junior and senior category.The team are delighted to have progressed, particularly as the majority of the team are first year pupils. They are already working hard preparing for the National Finals which will be held in Dublin Castle on the 2nd of May. The winners of which will progress to represent Ireland in the World Final, to be held in Abu Dhabi.The team would like to take this opportunity to thank their sponsors for their support throughout the competition. Without which this would not have been possible.Brennans Pharmacy, Supervalu Buncrana, The Harbour Inn, Mc Laughlins Motor Factors, Inishowen Engineering, Inish Pharmacy & Pixcam, Gala Burnfoot, Coyle’s Hardware, The Tullyarvan Mill, Mc Daids Superstore, Gasta Takeaway Newton, Duffys Pharmacy, Gills Off-licence & Four Lanterns.   COLÁISTE STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR F1 NATIONAL FINAL was last modified: March 14th, 2014 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:buncranaColáiste Chineál EoghaincompetitiondonegalF1national finallast_img read more

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MET EIREANN ISSUES ANOTHER SNOW AND ICE WEATHER WARNING

first_imgThis was the scene in Loughanure just before midnight. Pic Eoin McGarveyTHERE’S more snow over Donegal.This was the scene in Loughanure just before midnight last night.Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Status alert – for snow and ice – as temperatures plummet again. It says snow showers overnight in Ulster and Connacht will result in accumulations of up to 3cm, locally inland.Snow flurries elsewhere may result in a lighter dusting of snow. Air temperatures will fall to between 0 and – 4 degrees Celsius, except in some Atlantic coastal districts.Widespread frost and ice will occur, resulting in treacherous conditions on untreated roads and footpaths.A numer of sporting events have been cancelled as a result of frozen pitches. Donegal County Council gritting lorries are out this morning treating main routes. MET EIREANN ISSUES ANOTHER SNOW AND ICE WEATHER WARNING was last modified: January 18th, 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:donegalicesnowWarninglast_img read more

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