Mixed results for Bombers Field Hockey Teams

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers Field Hockey teams had some mixed results during games against West Kootenay rivals Stanley Humphries of Castlegar and J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail.The LVR Girls defeated an inexperienced Stanley Humphires side Monday 8-0. Shianne Michalchuck was a one-person wrecking crew scoring six times with Jessica McLeod and Paige Miesner adding singles.Tuesday, the Hawks broke open a close game with three second half markers to defeate the Bombers 6-2 Tuesday.The game started out very even and both sides had opportunities to score good defense and goal tending at both ends. The Bombers began to press late in the first half through the speedy play of Hanna Quinn, Julia Burkart and Michalchuck and were soon rewarded with a goal from Quinn after the Bombers began to assert themselves around the Crowe penalty area. Michalchuck scored a few minutes later after a quick free hit was taken by Burkart. Crowe came back a few minutes later and scored two quick ones on rookie goalie Mae Gillespie before adding a marker before half time. On Monday the LVR Senior girls field Hockey team played an inexperienced Stanley Humphries side from Castlegar.  One player wrecking crew Shianne Michalchuck netting six for the Bombers, singles from Jessica McLeod and Paige Miesner en-route to an 8 – 0 victory.  Keeper Johanna Brochhagen recorded her third shut out for the Juniors.On Tuesday the LVR Juniors played JL Crowe Juniors from Trail.  A very even game until late in the second half as Zoe Baxter scored for the Bombers on a goal mouth scramble.  A few minutes later Jessica McLeod scored with a low shot to the right corner for a 2 – 0 victory.  In the second half the Bombers tried to make some adjustments but just could not get the right combination out there to re-establish our fast checking game.Meanwhile, the Junior Girls edged Crowe 2-0. Zoe Baxter and Jessica McLeod scored for the Bombers against Crowe.Next for the Bombers is a tournament this weekend in Oliver.center_img Later that same day the Senior Bombers took to the field to play the JL Crowe senior team.  After the Junior game, Junior keeper Johanna Brochhagen (who is the back up for Senior team, filling in for the injured Senior Keeper Rylee Zondervan) fell ill, and untested Junior mid-fielder Mae Gillespie stepped up to help out the Senior team.  The game started out very even and both sides had opportunities to score good defense and goal tending at both ends.  The Bombers began to press late in the first half through the speedy play of Hanna Quinn, Julia Burkart and Shianne Michalchuck and were soon rewarded with a goal from Hanna Quinn after the Bombers began to assert themselves around the Crowe penalty area.  Shianne Michalchuck scored a few minutes later after a  quick free hit was taken by Julia Burkart.  Crowe came back a few minutes later and scored two quick ones on rookie goalie Mae Gillespie.  Who was doing all she could to help out the team.  Crowe began to press the Bombers and were soon rewarded with another goal before half now up 3 – 2.  In the second half the Bombers tried to make some adjustments but just could not get the right combination out there to re-establish our fast checking game.  J.L Crowe scored three more times to a 6 – 2 win over the Bombers. Next up for the Seniors is the always challenging Oliver tournament. Photo: Tuesday afternoons action, Forward Hanna Quinn pressures a Crowe attacker with support from Shianne Michalchuck as Zoe Baxter asses play.last_img read more

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Bombers Soccer squad edges Dawson Creek 1-0 at BC AA Championships

first_imgLVR lost the opener to Langley Fundamental 1-0, the overall winner of the tournament, before Carhi of Campbell River edged the Bombers 2-0. The final game, LVR lost 1-0 to Valleyview of Kamloops.In Consolation Round, Windsor of North Vancouver defeated LVR 2-1.Aidan Mushumanski paced the Bomber offence with a pair of goals while Jaden Dyck was selected the Bombers Commissioner’s 16 Top Player winner.The Bombers advanced to the provincial tournament by capturing the Kootenay Championships. After a tournament of heartbreak, the L.V. Rogers Bombers concluded the BC High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships on a positive note, edging Dawson Creek 2-1 to finish 15th overall Wednesday in Burnaby.The Bombers finished 1-2 in pool play, finishing in a three-way tie for second. However, LVR was dropped to fourth on goal differential.last_img read more

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Leafs edge Bruins to grab two-game lead in Murdoch Division Semi

first_imgTwo up and two down for the Nelson Leafs.Michael Bladon scored with seven minutes remaining in the game to lift the Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Nelson, victors 3-2 in overtime Friday in Game one, now leads the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final 2-0 with the series now shifting to the Boundary City for Games three and four, Monday and Tuesday.Bladon’s goal came unassisted, snapping a 2-2 tie after Rilee Poffenroth tied the game on the power play earlier in the third period.The teams were tied 1-1 after 20 minutes after Jason Laporte, with a shorthanded tally, and Riley Smoler exchanged goals.Smoler’s marker came on the power play with Bladon in the box for roughing. Ryan Cooper, with his second in as many games after scoring the OT winner Friday, gave Nelson a 2-1 lead after two periods.Nelson outshot the Bruins 23-19 in the tight, defensive battle.Josh Williams of the Leafs once again outdueled former teammate Quinn Yeager in goal to register the win.In Castlegar, Tanner Douglas stopped all 22 shots to allow the Rebels to blank the defending KIJHL Champion Nitehawks 3-0.The Rebels lead the best-of-seven set 2-0 with the series moving to Fruitvale Monday.In Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay Conference, Kimberley hammered Fernie 8-2 to lead the series 2-0.Meanwhile, in Creston, the Columbia Valley Rockies upset the Thunder Cats 5-2 to even the series at 1-1.In the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference, 100 Mile House, Osoyoos and Revelstoke all hold two-game leads.BLUELINES: The win was the tenth straight this season for the Green and White over Grand Forks. . . . For the second game the Leaf coaching staff held Captain Sawyer Hunt out of the lineup. Nelson coach Mario DiBella had said Hunt, the team’s leading scorer, was to play Saturday, but decided against it prior to game time. Hunt had been the ironman of the Leafs, playing in 45 of Nelson’s 47 games. The Nelson Minor Hockey grad has now missed four games — the final two games of the regular season and the first two of the playoffs. . . . Another key cog of the Leafs veterans, Zach Morey, also missed both games, including the final two games of the regular season. . . . Nelson did get defenceman Dash Thompson back into the lineup for Nelson . . . . Nelson called up affiliate Marty Ingram for the game. . . . Ryan Cooper, Nicholas Wihak, Jack Karran, Michael LeNoury and Ryan Piva are all tied for the lead in playoff points for Nelson, each with two. . . . Rilee Poffenroth leads Grand Forks in playoff scoring with a pair of goals. . . . The two games attracted more than 1200 fans.last_img read more

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IRISH ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS 15-17 JULY 2016 – RESULTS

first_imgMonika Dukarska of Killorglin won the women’s senior single sculls, dominating the entire race, and Cork Boat Club impressed with a fantastic win in the junior women’s eights. Skibbereen claimed two senior titles at the Irish Rowing Championships with Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey winning the women’s pair, while the men’s quadruple held off a late charge by a Queen’s/Portadown composite. Trinity were also dominant winners in the men’s novice eights , winning  by an incredible 11 seconds.  Clonmel rower Daire Lynch had a fantastic day at the Championships, claiming not just the club title but also the intermediate title, in the men’s single sculls.Commercial had a convincing win in the men’s intermediate eight. UCD led to half way, just holding off Commercial until the closing stages of the race. But Commercial, stroked by Neil Gahan, moved away and won well in an excellent time.In the women’s novice eight Trinity won well, and Lee were commanding in their victory in the women’s intermediate double.Cork Boat Club won the men’s junior 18 coxed four, taking revenge for a beating by Portora in the junior eight the day before and winning by over six seconds. Emily Hegarty took the junior women’s single by a huge margin, and her Skibbereen clubmates, Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll, added to the club’s growing honour list by taking the men’s senior pair. Results 16th JulyMen’s Senior Pairs: 1. Skibbereen 06:30.311; 2. UCDBC 06:33.546; 3. Portora 06:44.968; 4. DUBC 06:57.234; 5. Belfast RC 07:17.454Women’s Novice Eights: 1. DULBC 07:09.594; 2. QUBLBC 07:27.110; 3. Neptune 08:21.128Men’s Intermediate Eights: 1. Commercial 05:43.182; 2. UCDBC 05:47.807; 3. UCCRC 05:50.042; 4. NUIG 06:09.902Men’s Junior Fours: 1. Cork A 06:29.200; 2. Portora 06:35.341; 3. Clonmel 06:40.716; 4. Pres Cork A 06:45.357; 5. St Joseph’s B 06:49.326; 6. St Joseph’s C 07:04.827Women’s Intermediate Double Sculls: 1. Lee 07:22.252; 2. Bann 07:31.689; 3. DULBC 07:34.830; 4. Belfast BC A 07:38.549; 5. Garda 07:39.143; 6. Commercial 07:44.237Men’s Club Single Sculls: 1. D Lynch (Clonmel) 07:15.463; 2. K Mannix (Skibbereen) 07:22.307; 3. A Christie (Bann) 07:36.104; 4. S Addison (DUBC) 07:38.448; 5. C Cummins(Lee Valley) 07:40.120; 6. A Butler (Clonmel) 07:43.011Women’s Junior Single Sculls: 1. E Hegarty (Skibbereen) 08:05.674; 2. C Feerick (Neptune) 08:13.065; 3. J Vascotto (Castleconnell) 08:15.002; 4. Taylor (Belfast RC) 08:23.002; 5. G O’Brien (Kenmare) 08:29.206; 6. E Cummins (Lee) 08:29.675Women’s Junior Eights: 1. Cork 06:39.271; 2. Bann 06:44.193; 3. Portora 06:49.287; 4. SMRC 07:01.053; 5. Methodist 07:04.538; 6. Commercial 07:04.928Men’s Senior Quadruples: 1. Skibbereen 05:59.102; 2. QUBBC/Portadown 05:59.790; 3. Shandon A 06:08.509; 4. Shandon/Carlow 06:38.213; 5. Portora 07:13.636Men’s Novice Eights: 1. DUBC 06:00.157; 2. QUBBC 06:11.579; 3. UCDBC 06:14.735; 4. Neptune 06:21.861Women’s Senior Pairs: 1. Skibbereen 07:23.775; 2. UCCRC 07:29.369; 3. DULBC 07:46.166Men’s Junior Quadruples: 1. Shandon 06:07.970; 2. Carlow B 06:13.361; 3. Three Castles 06:13.799; 4. Lee A 06:17.689; 5. Castleconnell 06:19.330; 6. Commercial 06:42.409Women’s Senior Single Sculls: 1. M Dukarska (Killorglin) 07:35.069; 2. S McCrohan (Tribesmen) 07:50.320; 3. O Hayes (Skibbereen) 07:57.742; 4. M Pigott (NUIG) 08:18.571; 5. S Bouanane (Fermoy) 08:27.571Men’s Intermediate Single Sculls: 1. D Lynch (Clonmel) 07:04.573; 2. D O’Connor (SMRC) 07:11.464; 3. S O’Connell (UCDBC) 07:13.636; 4. A Goff (UCDBC) 07:16.276; 5. J McCarthy (Skibbereen) 07:17.855; 6. Beggan (Commercial) 08:21.076Women’s Club Single Sculls: 1. R Maguire (QUBLBC) 08:15.155; 2. D O’Sullivan (UCCRC) 08:15.640; 3. R Kilkenny (Castleconnell) 08:16.015; 4. C Nolan (Carlow) 08:18.030; 5. A Keating (Skibbereen) 08:22.718; 6. A O’Sullivan Fermoy 08:29.468 Results 15th JulyMen’s Novice Coxed Fours: 1. Neptune 06:44.559; 2. QUBBC A 06:56.779; 3. QUBBC B 06:57.763; 4. ULRC 07:16.139Women’s Senior Fours: 1. UCDBC 06:54.652; 2. Skibbereen/UCCRC 06:58.902; 3. DULBC 07:04.715; 4. SMRC 07:16.575Men’s Senior Double Sculls: 1. Skibbereen 06:32.773; 2. UCDBC 06:34.914; 3. Castleconnell 06:39.727; 4. Shandon 06:41.180; 5. Garda 07:05.056Women’s Club Coxed Fours: 1. Fermoy 07:16.116; 2. Skibbereen 07:17.631; 3. UCDBC 07:20.881; 4. Cork A 07:26.710; 5. DULBC B 07:45.351; 6. NUIG A 07:50.070Men’s Intermediate Coxed Fours: 1. NUIG 06:26.811; 2. UCDBC A 06:27.671; 3. SMRC 06:32.937; 4. UCCRC 06:39.921; 5. UCDBC B 06:45.562Women’s Intermediate Pairs: 1. Cork 07:36.488; 2. Bann 07:37.848; 3. Commercial B 07:51.098; 4. Commercial A 07:56.239; 5. QUBLBC 08:09.911Men’s Junior Single Sculls: 1. D Lynch (Clonmel) 07:04.040; 2. R Byrne (Shandon) 07:04.462; 3. S O’ Sullivan (Shandon) 07:23.197; 4. N Beggan (Commercial) 07:24.681; 5. M Dundon (Clonmel) 07:30.603; 6. G Morrison (Shandon) 07:31.791Women’s Junior Double Sculls: 1. Skibbereen B 07:19.682; 2. Bann 07:19.995; 3. Neptune 07:33.305; 4. Cappoquin 07:56.259; 5. Clonmel 08:01.431; 6. Lee C 08:11.260Men’s Junior 16 Coxed Quadruples: 1. Killorglin 06:39.088; 2. Shandon A 06:42.166; 3. Commercial 06:45.010; 4. Shandon B 06:46.198; 5. Carlow 07:05.777; 6. New Ross 07:07.292Women’s Junior 16 Eights: 1. Col Iognaid 06:51.723; 2. Portora 06:55.551; 3. Cork 07:21.130; 4. Clonmel 07:25.631Men’s Senior Fours: 1. NUIG 06:03.081; 2. Commercial 06:05.925; 3. Portora 06:09.284; 4. DUBC 06:16.722; 5. UCCRC 06:24.081; 6. QUBBC 06:27.316Men’s Club Eights: 1. UCDBC 05:56.392; 2. DUBC 05:58.486; 3. Commercial A 06:00.455; 4. NUIG 06:03.502; 5. Commercial B 06:12.627; 6. Neptune 06:29.284Women’s Novice Coxed Fours: 1. Neptune A 07:55.460; 2. Commercial 07:59.132; 3. DULBC 08:01.132; 4. NUIG 08:02.257; 5. QUBLBC B 08:03.444; 6. Castleconnell 08:13.992Women’s Junior Fours: 1. Skibbereen 07:05.645; 2. Shandon A 07:13.661; 3. Galway 07:19.145; 4. Methodist 07:23.442; 5. Portora 07:27.864; 6. SMRC 07:30.880Men’s Senior Single Sculls: 1. M O’Donovan (Skibbereen) 07:04.162; 2. T Hughes (UCDBC) 07:10.256; 3. S McKeon (Portadown) 07:12.256; 4. C Beck (QUBBC) 07:16.522; 5. A Goff  (UCDBC) 07:21.554; 6. Maher (Commercial) 07:26.882print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Hurling Championship Fixtures For Next Weekend

first_imgReferee:  Derek Kelly Leitrim Community Centre19:00Kilnadeema-Leitrim Ballinasloe19:00Meelick-Eyrecourt V 06-05-2017 (Sat) Turloughmore Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry Linesman:  Richard Mc Nicholas Referee:  Joe Larkin Mountbellew12:00Mountbellew/Moylough Round 1 Kilconieron19:00Kilconieron Mullagh V Referee:  Shane Hynes Linesman:  Fergal Bermingham Referee:  David Staunton Gullane’s Hotel Junior C Hurling Championship – Group 1 V Linesman:  James Hoade Round 2 Round 2 V Tommy Larkins Referee:  Adrian Mooney Linesman:  Derek Kelly Linesman:  David Dillon Liam Mellows V Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 1 Linesman:  David Cunningham Ballinasloe V Pier Head Minor A Hurling Championship – Group 2 Moycullen Gullane’s Hotel Junior 1 Hurling Championship – Group 1 Referee:  Eoin Shaughnessy Skehana Community Development Pitch19:00Skehana Gullane’s Hotel Junior C Hurling Championship – Group 2 Kenny Park18:00Gort Round 2 Linesman:  Anthony Curley Castlegar Linesman:  David Staunton Referee:  Richard Mc Nicholas Loughrea16:30Annaghdown Gullane’s Hotel Junior C Hurling Championship – Group 3 V Salthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 2 Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2 Referee:  James Hoade V Linesman:  Peter Campbell McGettigans Bar Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2 Kilnadeema-Leitrim Ballygar Liam Mellows Linesman:  Derek Kelly Pearse Stadium16:30Abbeyknockmoy Ballinasloe18:00Tommy Larkins Killimor V Round 3 An Spidéal V V 07-05-2017 (Sun) Referee:  Liam Gordon Kenny Park12:00Meelick-Eyrecourt Round 2 Linesman:  Peter Campbell Salthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1 Referee:  Sean Moran Round 1 V Round 3 Kenny Park16:30Loughrea Round 2 Round 1 Linesman:  John Rosney V Referee:  Seamus Moran V Referee:  Peter Murphy Ballinasloe16:30St Thomas print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Ballinasloe16:30Kiltormer V Round 2 Referee:  Alan Kelly Linesman:  James Hoade Linesman:  Joe Larkin Ballinderreen19:00Ballinderreen Sylane19:00Sylane Pearse Stadium18:00Rahoon-Newcastle V Linesman:  Gerry Donoghue Ballinasloe (Club Grounds)19:00Ballinasloe Linesman:  Murt Ó Cualáin Round 4 V Linesman:  Joe Larkin Referee:  Vincent Burke Bearna-Na Forbacha Referee:  Sean Moran Referee:  Kevin Egan Referee:  Ronan Stankard Round 3 Referee:  John Rosney V V Referee:  Michael Conway Kenny Park15:00Turloughmore Beagh Round 1 Salthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1 V Gullane’s Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship – Group 3 Referee:  John Mc Donagh V V Round 2 Linesman:  James Lundon Ballinasloe18:00Ahascragh/Fohenagh Gullane’s Hotel Junior 1 Hurling Championship – Group 2 V Referee:  Peter Campbell Ballygar GAA Pitch12:00Ballygar Linesman:  Conor Quinlan Linesman:  Derek Kelly Referee:  David Cunningham Round 3 Linesman:  James Lundon Linesman:  Adrian Mooney Linesman:  Murt Ó Cualáin Loughrea12:00Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry Menlo Emmetts Tuam19:00Tuam Castlegar Salthill-Knocknacarra Linesman:  Joe Larkin McGettigans Bar Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2 Round 1 The County Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Minor Hurling Championship Fixtures for next weekend have been unveiled. Loughrea13:30Portumna Linesman:  Fergal Bermingham V Referee:  Michael Haverty Kilbeacanty V Linesman:  David Dillon Round 2 Pádraig Pearses Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2 Referee:  Paul Fahy They are…. Round 2 V Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 1 Referee:  Leonard Fay Linesman:  Gerry Donoghue Turloughmore Referee:  Gerry Donoghue Cappataggle McGettigans Bar Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1 Round 3 Castlegar 05-05-2017 (Fri) McGettigans Bar Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1 Carnmore18:00Clarinbridge Loughrea18:00Ballinderreen Linesman:  Anthony Curley Gullane’s Hotel Junior 1 Hurling Championship – Group 2 Kenny Park13:30Carnmore Referee:  Christopher Browne Oranmore-Maree Linesman:  Peter Campbell V Ahascragh Sportsfield19:00Ahascragh/Fohenagh Round 1 Kinvara Linesman:  John Rosney Liam Mellows Sarsfields Salthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 2last_img read more

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GURLEY 15th IN SCRATCH RACE AFTER BLISTERING ATTACK

first_imgAction kicked off for the Irish today at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, with Lydia Gurley finishing 15th in the Women’s Scratch Race. The World Championships take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, from the 28th February – 4th March. The 40 lap, 10km Scratch Race saw aggressive riding from the start, with Gurley being the first rider to make a significant move. The Galway girl, who has a World Cup medal in this event, attacked hard with ten laps to go gaining half a lap quickly.“I gave it a go, but it didn’t work out this time,” Gurley said after the race, “I had let a few attacks go, and waited until the group tired. As the bunch moved up the track, I stayed low. I knew it was the right time to go, and it was all the chips in. The attack was at the right time, it was the right move, but it just didn’t quite work out.”This was a signature move of Gurley, who finished fourth in this event at the European Championships in October, and she raced to plan – “Going into the race myself and David [Muntaner – coach] talked about what our plan was. I executed what the plan was. You have to race with no expectations of a result – and race my best race given my strengths. Maybe if the bunch lulled a bit longer I could have got my lap – but I raced to plan, and that was the right time to go.”“It was a race that suited me, and it went my way for the attack so I was happy to read the race correctly. I’m satisfied with how I raced, but I’m disappointed with the result. Seven out of ten times that move might work – but it didn’t this time.”After taking the lead for several laps, Gurley was joined by Japan’s Nao Suzuki, with the duo working together to lap the field. In front of a home crowd, multiple world and European medallist Kirsten Wild (NED) attacked across to the pair, bringing riders with her.Despite the noise from the crowd when Wild was chasing her, the Trackproject.ie rider remained focused – “I didn’t really notice the sound – you zone it out and don’t hear what the crowd is doing. You focus on being patient and doing your plan. My head was in a good place and at the World Championships there are always distractions.” Gurley is competing in the Points Race and the Madison this weekend – “I can go into the other races knowing my legs and head are there.”Next up for the Irish team is Robyn Stewart in the Sprint tomorrow and Marc Potts in the Men’s Scratch Race. The 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, from the 28th February – 4th March.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email A blistering attack by Gurley with ten laps to go was pulled back in the closing laps by Dutch powerhouse Kirsten Wild, winner of the gold medal in front of a home crowd. The silver medal went to Jolien d’Hoore from Belgium ahead of Denmark’s Amelie Dideriksen.last_img read more

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Significant rise in women’s golf participation

first_imgWinners of the Senior Ladies Interprovincial Series , The winning Ulster team with Captain Janet Wilson at Wexford Golf CLubPix Ronan Lang Participation in golf in Ireland is on the rise according to the latest Irish Sports Monitor (ISM) report. The report, a large population study undertaken biennially, provides trends in participation in sport and physical activity in Ireland.This latest wave of the ISM finds that 43% of the Irish population (approximately 1.6 million people) participate in sport at least once a week and this remains unchanged over the past two years. However, overall golf participation has an increased to 2.5% of the population compared to 2.3% in 2015. Even more specifically, the number of women actively participating in the game has increased from 0.9% to 1.2%. This increment leaves golf as the 7th most popular sport in Ireland ahead of Gaelic football and hurling/camogie.This announcement comes as it was recently advised that, since 2014, 4,600 have joined as introductory members of golf clubs via the CGI Get into Golf Programmes, 3,000 of which have been women and girls. Additionally, over 45,000 have sampled golf through CGI community and school awareness days.A statistical analysis of participation commissioned in 2017 also noted that the physical activity provided by golf is likely to be highly beneficial, particularly among older people. Evidence suggests that golfers are stronger, have better balance and live longer than equivalent non-golfers.Redmond O’Donoghue, Chairman of the Board of the CGI said: “These figures are a great boost for the game given the many efforts being made to increase participation in golf through the CGI Get into Golf Programmes. We continue to be fully committed to growing the game on the island of Ireland through recruitment and retention initiatives.”Sinead Heraty, Chief Executive of the Irish Ladies Golf Union said: “It is very positive to see a narrowing of the gender gap regarding participation in sport.  In particular, it is very encouraging that golf remains unchanged as the 7th most popular sport in Ireland and has achieved an increase in female participation since 2015.”FULL REPORT: https://www.sportireland.ie/Research/Irish%20Sports%20Monitor%202017/Irish%20Sports%20Monitor%202017.pdfprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final Preview – The 1983 Final

first_imgThere have been few games in the history of the GAA that have been as notorious as the last time that Galway and Dublin met in the Championship. Galway, managed by Mattie McDonagh, had beaten Leitrim and Mayo in Connacht and in the All-Ireland Semi-Final defeated Donegal by a point. 1-12 to 1-11.Dublin on the other side of the draw were managed by Kevin Heffernan and in Leinster, they had wins over Meath (After a replay), Louth and Offaly before beating Cork in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, again after a replay.GAA fans around the country looked forward to that final in as both counties had a proud footballing tradition, and it was also the first final since 1977 that didn’t involve Kerry.Conditions were terrible on the day of the match with the gale-force wind and driving rain making it impossible for the players to play constructive football, and the physical battle was more intense than usual. The game was full of dangerous sliding tackles and heated exchanges between players was frequent.What happened over the following 70 minutes has caused great debate ever since.Commentary from RTE’s Micheal O’Hehir By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47544732 The date was September 18th 1983 when the sides met in the All-Ireland Final in Croke Park. The pressure was on the GAA authorities to act fast and deal with the controversy on the pitch, but it took weeks for the organisation to sort out all the disciplinary matters arising from the final. When the punishments were announced Dublin felt aggrieved believing they were handed far too much of the responsibility for the controversies. Ciaran Duff was banned for 12 months, Brian Mullins for 5 months, their manager Kevin Heffernan received a 3-month ban while Ray Hazley got a month. Two players from Galway, Tomás Tierney and Peter Lee were both suspended for 1 month each.Both county boards were also fined.The entire incident left a sour taste in the mouth of GAA fans, especially those of Galway and Dublin, of which a rivalry between the two was born. They haven’t met in the Championship since.Until today……..print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Legacy Golf Tournament is back

first_imgThe 18-hole event that raises money for the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is set for Friday, June 15 at the Granite Pointe at Nelson Course.Sponsored by Selkirk Paving Ltd., the event offers 18-holes of golf, dinner and numerous prizes all while supporting the Hospital Foundation.Cost is $125, which includes dinner, golf and cart rental.For more information call 250-354-2334 or go to the KLHF Website.Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is governed by a group of dedicated volunteers whose purpose is to raise funds for the medical needs of our community hospital. The Board of Directors consists of 12 directors who each serve a 3-year term. The Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation Legacy Golf Tournament is back.last_img read more

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