Stable Notes By Ed Golden – Saturday, March 14, 2020

first_img6 35% 16 36% Bob Baffert77 49% 24% 5 9% $393,166 15% 8 Mark Glatt75 ITM% 38% 9 17 Doug O’Neill99 29% 15 6 Richard Mandella38 17 Joel Rosario141 $175,343 Win% $778,851 Jeff Mullins52 10% 9 8 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 20% $1,050,322 12% 50% 25% Philip D’Amato81 34% $903,459 $1,767,252 10 46% Money Won 8 30% $206,921 41% 6 13% $192,221 $2,266,516 12 29 26% 7 19% 14 $843,817 61% 65% 46% 19 $913,042 15% 5 4 5 65% $1,473,476 23% (Current Through Sunday, March 8) 11 5 7 $331,582 33% 12 3 6 6 $357,021 $1,453,222 21% Mike Puype41 Mike Smith51 10 8 9 52% 6 7% Edwin Maldonado78 8 Rafael Bejarano73 5 7 11 12 7 39% 17 13 9 Agapito Delgadillo66 Brian Koriner41 J.C. Diaz, Jr.71 10 6 Richard Baltas104 Aaron Gryder53 33% Ryan Hanson17 22 22 18% 9 11 39% $218,912 14% 43% 2 Robert Hess, Jr.38 9% 21% Steve Knapp48 22 33 John Sadler77 10 Andrew Lerner30 Mario Gutierrez84 Flavien Prat161 $284,415 $2,138,180 $385,662 5 9 $258,340 7 41% $440,305 9 16 6 53% 14 7% 36 61% J. Eric Kruljac35 1st ITM% Drayden Van Dyke112 VAN DYKE HOMEWARD BOUND FOR THE DERBY? 21 16 7 20% 13 38% 20 16% 42% $1,533,201 17 TOP SIRES CONSIDERED FOR QUEEN BEE TO YOU $744,236 Peter Miller69 19 2nd 5 4 $1,108,976 3 29 1st LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on March 14th, 2020WORKOUTS:Zest (Outside) and Hollywood Girl (Shirreffs) 03/09/20Storm The Hill (Outside) and Mirth (D’Amato) 03/09/20Oiseau de Guerre (O’Neill) 03/09/20Eight Rings (Inside) and Ax Man (Baffert) 03/09/20Warren’s Empress (Outside) and Down Home (Lewis) 03/08/20Charlatan (Outside) (Baffert) 03/08/20Nadal (Outside) (Baffert) 03/08/20 $281,142 $682,805 10% $783,141 12 12 $634,201 6 16% 51% $530,141 11 66% 6 Jorge Velez162 20 41% JockeyMts Umberto Rispoli143 2nd 46% 28% 5 59% Ruben Fuentes81 5 $388,947 8 6 10 12 12 Tiago Pereira121 5 9 28% 14% 9 11 33 44% Abel Cedillo236 4 39% 3 34 11 HARD NOT TO LOVE TACKLES RAIL, ROUTE FOR FIRST TIMEToday’s Beholder Mile will mark a first for Hard Not to Love.In six career races, the one-eyed wonder filly trained by John Shirreffs has never started from the gate without one horse on either side of her.In the Grade I Beholder, she breaks from the rail, meaning there will be nothing but the turf course and the Infield on her left, or blind, side (she lost her left eye when kicked by another horse as a youngster).“Because she’s never broken from the rail, I have no idea how she’ll react,” Shirreffs said. “But under normal circumstances, you’d like a horse on each side, whether a horse has one eye or two eyes, just so they have a horse next to them, so I hope it goes well.”As for going two turns for the first time, Shirreffs wasn’t overly concerned.“I think a mile should suit her,” he said, “especially with her style, because she comes from off the pace.”Hard Not to Love, a four-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, won her two previous races at seven furlongs, rallying from last each time, in the Grade I La Brea to score by 2 ¼ lengths on Dec. 28, and the Grade II Santa Monica by 3 ½ lengths on Feb. 15.The Beholder, race seven of eight: Hard Not to Love, Mike Smith, 8-5; Der Lu, AbelCedillo, 5-1; Zusha, Umberto Rispoli, 15-1; Kaydeitre, Brice Blanc, 30-1; Ollie’s Candy, Flavien Prat, 3-1; and Ce Ce, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1. Mother Mother was scratched.VAN DYKE COULD RETURN TO HOMETOWN FOR DERBYMay 2 could be a happy homecoming day for Drayden Van Dyke.Currently the 25-year-old native of Louisville is the regular rider of prime Kentucky Derby candidate Authentic, who won last Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes in impressive front-running fashion to remain unbeaten in three starts by a combined margin of 11 ½ lengths.Van Dyke also rode current Kentucky Derby flavor of the month Charlatan to a smashing debut victory at six furlongs on Feb. 16, earning an eye-catching 105 Beyer Figure, and is back aboard to ride the odds-on favorite in today’s sixth race at one mile for Bob Baffert.“It was a great performance,” Van Dyke said of Authentic’s San Felipe victory. “The horse was more mature this time. I’m thankful to be where I am and to have a chance to ride a horse like this.“Being born in Louisville and going back to my hometown where the Kentucky Derby is run would be huge. I spent my summers at Churchill Downs when I was growing up as a little kid and I’d visit the jocks’ room with my (late) Dad (Seth), so to win for all the people back there would be special.”Van Dyke has been a go-to guy for Baffert working horses in the mornings, and the two-time Triple Crown winner took the occasion of his San Felipe triumph to recognize his efforts.“Drayden has been doing a magnificent job and I’m happy for him,” Baffert said after winning the San Felipe for a record seventh time. “He works hard as does all my team. A lot of sweat and hard work goes into our program and we’re fortunate to have a horse like this.”As to Charlatan’s race today, Baffert said, “We’re looking to see what he can do going long. We’re trying to squeeze in a distance race to see if he continues on.”SANTA ANITA, GOLDEN GATE FIELDS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLICWith the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees and in following the best available guidance from local and international health authorities, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields is temporarily closed to the public.Both tracks will continue live racing as scheduled with personnel licensed by the California Horse Racing Board in attendance which will provide our fans at home with the opportunity to stay connected to the action via our 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.We will continue to monitor the situation and will look forward to welcoming our fans and guests back again soon.FINISH LINES: Rags-to-riches Queen Bee to You has been retired and will be sent to Kentucky to be bred, trainer Andrew Lerner said. Claimed by Michael Pender for $50,000 in December 2016, the California-bred daughter of Old Topper would go on to win four stakes under the 30-year-old Lerner, the last three in a row at three different tracks, including the Bayakoa and the La Canada, each a Grade III event. “She’ll leave for Kentucky next week,” Lerner said. “We haven’t decided who she’ll be bred to yet, but we have Speightstown, Curlin and Uncle Mo in mind. “We’re going to miss her. She’ll be hard to replace.” A six-year-old bay mare, Queen Bee to You had a career record of 8-11-5 from 33 starts with earnings of $658,770 . . . On-track patrons or no, Santa Anita’s popular horn blower Jay Cohen will be on the beat as usual today to the delight of fans watching via simulcast. 5 Victor Espinoza54 3 9% 16% 4 8 3 8 10 4 5 Assael Espinoza58 48% 46% 2 12% 43% $384,441 Geovanni Franco88 7 4 Jeff Bonde22 43% Michael McCarthy42 $714,680 38 8% 19 Craig Anthony Lewis43 27% 50% 20% 38 $1,233,719 12% 14% 32 9 Money Won 46% $219,510 4 3 3rd $327,261 $328,600 24% 32 18 10% 1 19% 56% 20% 5 8 Win% 43% 28% 8 20% $259,135 10 3rd $2,402,514 $337,700 19% Hector O. Palma33 TrainerSts $455,421 3 15% 5 SANTA ANITA, GOLDEN GATE CLOSED TO PUBLIC 4 FAIL ON THE RAIL? NOT THIS ONE-EYED FEMALE 4 Jose Valdivia, Jr.54 Carla Gaines31 Simon Callaghan27 $146,010last_img read more

Van de Beek’s agent opens up options outside Madrid

first_imgSoccer agents look with concern at the short-term future as a period of austerity in the looms looms. That will be one of the main consequences that soccer will suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic. The break caused by the COVID-19 has closed the tap of income of the clubs, which are already juggling to balance the accounts: ERTES, reduction of salaries in the templates … Volker Struth, representative of Toni Kroos, warned that there will be fewer transfers, and less, next summer and in that line it has been shown also Guido Albers, agent for Van de Beek, one of the most sought-after players in the current market. Uncertainty marks his speech. “What’s going to happen to Donny? No one knows at this time. The interest of various clubs, which is known, has been there for a long time. We will see what will come out in the coming weeks. I don’t dare say anything about it, also because some things are confidential, although the coronavirus will have changed the situation of some clubs and we have to look closely at that ”, he stated at Voetbal International.Albers foresees a market with fewer player movements and less money, although he is confident that the new scenario may have positive consequences for his client. Related to Real Madrid since last season he shone in that Ajax that eliminated the whites from the Champions League, his name has passed to the caboose on the Bernabéu agenda. Therefore, this new situation of crisis in the market makes the Dutchman’s agent open up to other options outside the capital of Spain: “Everything will be different, but I also have to be realistic: it also creates opportunities in clubs that perhaps thought they no longer had a chance and are now knocking on the door. I’m not worried about Donny. “United keeps an eye on him … In this range of options for the future, Albers does not rule out that Van de Beek remains in Ajax, as happened last season, when all the pools were seen outside the Johan Cruyff Arena, as happened with De Ligt and De Jong, the other pillars of that set trained by Ten Hag: “’The positive for Donny is that he is still very good everywhere. For Donny, the most important thing is, and has always said, a choice based on his feelings. That which he believes is best for him and which he believes to be the most successful. He did it last year and will continue to do it this summer. Don’t forget that Ajax is still the club he came to when he was a young player. It is not a punishment to play for Ajax. It will also include that in your consideration… “Two weeks ago, the player returned to distance himself from the possibility of signing for Real Madrid, despite the fact that in the Dutch press the possibility is a recurring issue. “My feeling must be positive in a club. It is not just that they love me, I also have to fit in with the game system and, of course, I also want to know the minutes they are going to give me, “he said in Helden. Asked if Madrid would be that ideal destination, he commented: “Playing in the sun is always nice, but no, I haven’t started taking Spanish classes yet.”last_img read more

I won’t give up – Paralysed and in pain, former tae kwon do star holds on to dreams

first_img MIRACLE There’s a lot that’s been said about the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, and Oshane Murray is living proof of what a person can overcome when the mind kicks into gear. The 23-year-old was on a clear path to achievement as a former Calabar High School student, attending the University of Technology (UTech) pursuing a degree in electrical engineering and representing Jamaica at international and local events in tae kwon do. His life changed on January 30, 2013, when, during a cheerleading routine at UTech, he slipped and fell. “It’s when I was trying to get up I realised that I couldn’t. I didn’t feel a thing. I was very calm and laughing. When I was trying to move, I couldn’t, and everyone was saying ‘Oshane, Oshane, get up now nuh’ and I said ‘I can’t move’ and they were like, ‘Oshane stop joking around’. Then the girls started screaming and there was chaos,” he recalled of that day. He was taken to the hospital, where he learned he had a broken vertebrae in his spine. “The doctors were saying I should be dead based on the X-Ray ;that it’s a miracle I’m a alive and conscious,” he told The Gleaner. After almost a year in hospital, Murray was released. He got an infection a few days before his release, but was deemed well enough to go home just before Christmas 2013. “When I first came home, it was problematic because nobody really knew how to react or how to address me being in this situation. Even though they were trying their best, sometimes them just trying just makes it worse,” Murray said. It was during this period Murray, who turns 24 in May, learned who his real friends were. They turned out to be his teammates, his classmates and some family members. He returned to classes at UTech in September 2015 through the assistance of his coach Jason McKay, who provided him with a driver as well as an assistant, who writes his notes during classes. Exams have proven a little challenging, but he is coping. “I do exams in a room by myself. I draw and I talk, but that’s a next headache in itself. Especially when I have to draw, it’s hard to describe how to draw stuff, especially when you’re doing a lot of calculation courses. Sometimes in the middle of the exams, I get dizzy spells (too).” The thing he said he misses most is the fact that he can no longer train as a martial artist. However, he has found a way to contribute and has returned to training, even if in a different capacity. “I just want to finish what I started … My goal is that I just want to be independent. I don’t know how long it will take, but I will. “I don’t know what’s pushing me but I just don’t want to give up. I don’t know what’s going to happen and that fear of not knowing is what’s pushing me forward,” he said.last_img read more

At 37, Venus Williams looking for a 6th Wimbledon title

first_imgView comments IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Muguruza, however, beat Serena to win the French Open title in 2016. And she’s expecting the same kind of atmosphere despite the unfamiliar opponent.“I don’t think it’s going to be different. A final is a final,” Muguruza said. “Only one’s going to win. … The racket has to talk.”Besides her experience on the court, Muguruza will also have some experience behind her off it. She has been working with 1994 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez recently.“I think she’s helping me to deal with the stress of the tournament, because it’s a long tournament,” Muguruza said. “So she just knows how to prepare, how to train, what to do.“Not that I’m doing something different, honestly. But to have her by my side gives me also this little confidence on having someone that has won before.”Williams and Muguruza have played each other four times before, and the American has won three of them. They have never before played on grass, though.“It’s good that she’s played her before, and that she’s beaten her. So she knows what’s to come,” Martinez said of Saturday’s match. “She just has to play tennis, and not worry about who’s favored or who isn’t favored. She needs to think about the next point and nothing else.”When Martinez won at Wimbledon for her only major, she beat 37-year-old Martina Navratilova in the final. Williams is the oldest Wimbledon finalist since then.Age, however, seems to be an advantage for Williams.“I think it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to play well and to be strong and have experience,” Williams said. “So I think experience can either work against you or for you. I like to think it’s working for me.” Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain’s Johanna Konta during their Women’s Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — Even at 37 and with five Wimbledon titles to her name, Venus Williams still has that overwhelming desire to win.And she’s showing it again this year at the All England Club, where she will face Garbine Muguruza on Saturday in her ninth Wimbledon final.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES “I’m definitely in the position I want to be in,” Williams said. “It’s a long two weeks. Now, knocking on the door for a title. This is where I want to be.”Williams has quite a history at the grass-court major, winning her first Grand Slam title in London in 2000. The last of her seven majors came at the same place in 2008.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Shortly after that, in 2011, Williams announced she had Sjogren’s disease, an energy-sapping illness that also can cause joint pain. She missed some big tournaments, and made several early exits at the majors.But she has bounced back, playing some of her best tennis over the last 12 months. She reached the Wimbledon semifinals last year, and the Australian Open final this year. Dy: We don’t think of ourselves as reserves On Saturday, she’ll be playing for the Venus Rosewater Dish for the ninth time in her 20th Wimbledon appearance.“There’s still a lot to be done. I have one more match that I’d like to be the winner of,” Williams said. “I have to go out there and take it and play well.”The person on the other side of the net also has experience playing in the last weekend on Centre Court. The 23-year-old Muguruza played for the title in 2015, losing to Venus’ little sister, Serena Williams.Serena isn’t at Wimbledon this year because she is pregnant and taking the rest of the season off. But Venus will likely be checking in with her for some advice ahead of Saturday’s match.“Serena did play her in a final,” Venus said. “I definitely will ask her. I’m sure she’s going to give me hopefully some things that will make a difference for me in the match.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Paradelast_img read more

Convict charged again for stealing motorcycle

first_imgA man who previously spent 56 months in prison after being convicted for larceny on Monday appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, this time for allegedly stealing a motorcycle.Randy Joseph, 34, of Lot 24 Country Road, Buxton, East Coast Demerara, denied that on January 8, 2018 at Waterloo Street, Georgetown, he stole one motorcycle valued $245,000, property of Godfrey Abel.Police Prosecutor Dellon Sullivan objected to bail being granted to the accused based on the seriousness of the offence. He revealed that the Virtual Complainant (VC) went to Waterloo Street where he parked his motorcycle and went into a hotel.However, when he returned, his motorcycle was nowhere to be found. As such, the matter was reported to the Police.A number of days later, the defendant was stopped on the said motorcycle with registration number CJ 664 and he failed to provide the Police with the relevant documents.As such, he was taken to the Vigilance Police Station where he was charged with the offence.Magistrate Judy Latchman remanded the defendant to prison until January 29, 2018 when he would next appear in court.last_img read more

Klopp admits he has spoken to Gerrard about Anfield return

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he has spoken to Steven Gerrard about the prospect of him returning to Anfield – but not with a view to making a first-team comeback.The 35-year-old midfielder is currently in the Major League Soccer off-season following his summer move to the Los Angeles Galaxy.Gerrard had been told by former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers he could train at Melwood while he was back in the UK, and Klopp is happy to honour that promise.However, there has been no offer of a potential return to a playing role and, with Gerrard set to resume pre-season training in mid-January, there is no chance of a short-term loan, as the likes of David Beckham and Thierry Henry exploited during their time in the United States.“Stevie has a contract with LA Galaxy, he loves this club and he is a legend and when his contract has ended we can talk about different stuff,” said Klopp.“We will find for sure something for Stevie when he comes back and whatever he wants to do we will help him but not at this moment – we are in the middle of the season.“Do you think he should play at this moment or next year. No? Why did you ask me?“I spoke with Stevie; one phone call and a few messages and I told him ‘When you are here of course you can come whenever you want, you can train with us if you think it is good for you’.“Of course our doors are always open for him, that is clear. But nothing else.”The prospect of Liverpool buying back their former talisman, who has one year remaining on his Galaxy contract, seems equally remote.Gerrard himself has admitted he probably has only one year left of his playing career.“It could be my last season as a footballer. I certainly don’t want to feel like I’m feeling right now come next year,” he told reporters in America last week.“I’d love to go out on a high. It’s a long season, and I only came here for the last four months but I’ll certainly be better for the experience next year.”There does remain a chance, however, he could end up back at Liverpool on the backroom staff in some capacity in the future. Steven Gerrard 1last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: DALTAÍ CHOLÁISTE AILIGH AG BAINT SULT AS AN BT EOLAÍ ÓG SAN RDS

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: Daltaí Choláiste Ailigh ag baint sult as an BT Eolaí Óg san RDS.   PICTURE SPECIAL: DALTAÍ CHOLÁISTE AILIGH AG BAINT SULT AS AN BT EOLAÍ ÓG SAN RDS was last modified: January 8th, 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:BT Young ScientistColaiste Ailighexhibitionlast_img read more

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATES OFFERED PLACES AT EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

first_imgA NEW partnership between the Irish Research Council and the European Space Agency (ESA) will give Irish science and engineering graduates a chance to make their mark in the field of space exploration.Details of the partnership were announced by Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director of the Irish Research Council, and Jan Woerner, Director General of the ESA.Over the next five years, the ESA will host up to 10 Irish trainees in its centres across Europe, providing opportunities to work on projects covering topics such as human spaceflight, the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon, Earth observation, science and telecommunication, and designing launch vehicles. Holders of postgraduate qualifications in science and engineering will be able to apply for a place on the prestigious training programme through a competitive process run annually by the Irish Research Council.Successful applicants will receive a stipend from the Council to cover living and accommodation costs for the duration of the traineeship.All trainees will be assigned an ESA tutor to support, supervise and guide them throughout their traineeship.Announcing details of the partnership Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director of the Irish Research Council, said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for science and engineering graduates. “The European Space Agency has responsibility for drawing up and implementing the European space programme. Its work is focused on finding out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our solar system and the universe. It also develops satellite-based technologies and services, promotes European industries, and works closely with space organisations outside Europe.“Space exploration is one of the most thrilling and attractive sectors for science and engineering graduates. We are delighted to be embarking on this partnership, which will allow Irish graduates in these sectors to get involved in cutting-edge space research projects on the international stage.”Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency, remarked: “I am delighted to sign this traineeship agreement between the European Space Agency and the Irish Research Council.“Ireland is a committed and active participant in ESA activities, achieving economic benefits, innovation and growth through its membership. The agreement being signed today represents a further step in this strong relationship.“This agreement will provide opportunities for young men and women from the Irish R&D community to come to ESA sites around Europe and collaborate on exciting space projects and innovative technology developments with our experienced, top-class staff. We look forward to welcoming Irish trainees over the coming years.” Further information on the work of the Irish Research Council and the ESA is available at www.research.ie and http://www.esa.int/ESA.SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATES OFFERED PLACES AT EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 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:European Space Agencygraduatestraineeslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS FACE OLD FOES FULHAM IRISH IN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes:County Final:This Sunday our senior team make the short journey to Ruislip to compete in the championship final for the third year in succession. After last years disappointment the Gaels will be hoping to make amends with a battle against old foes Fulham Irish in what is sure to be a close affair.The game is starting at the later time of 5-30pm to allow everyone the opportunity to watch the All-Ireland semi final between Donegal and Dublin which takes place at 3-30pm on TV. The club kindly asks all of our members to come out in force as we attempt to reclaim the title last won in 2012, and for all of our past players and members living further a field you can watch the game live on the Irish channel on Sky191.Juniors: Our junior team bowed out of the championship last Saturday after another close affair with Thomas McCurtains in the semi final replay at Ruislip.Leading at the break by 0-6 to 0-5 against the breeze the young guns gave themselves every chance but the old saying is that goals win games.Two quick goals from the opposition midway through the 2nd half turned the game on its head, even though we responded with a Killian Butler goal it was not to be our day.The club would like to thank the team and management for their efforts throughout the season and hope they winter well to make a charge for next season.Final score TCG 1-10 TMC 2-10(late post, Fixture Sat 30th August @ G’ford 3pm, Home Grown Competition, TCG v Round Towers. Condolences:Dessie Quinn RIP:The club wish to offer former player Benny Quinn and his family our condolences following the untimely death of his brother Dessie on Thursday 21st August at his Donegal home.Dessie is survived by his parents Patsy and Angela, three sisters, eight brothers, partner and son. His funeral took place last Sunday 24th at Mountcharles, Co Donegal. May he rest in peace.Vintage Day:The ever popular London Irish Vintage Day returns to Berkeley Avenue this Sunday 31st August with the convoy leaving Cricklewood at 12 noon and arriving at Greenford 12.45pm. You can catch the Donegal v Dublin game on the big screens provided on the day and if you can’t make the county final why not watch it on TV at Greenford.Lottery:Lotto results for 21/08/14 Jackpot £2,650.Numbers drawn 7-8-15-17 No jackpot winners, £25 Lucky dip winners, Stevie Keane, Tommy Donohue c/o T O Connor, Wally Three Wishes, and C Campbell Luton.This week’s draw takes place on Thursday 28th August at the clubhouse with a jackpot of £2,700. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS FACE OLD FOES FULHAM IRISH IN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: August 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:GAANoticesSportTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

MURDER OF DONEGAL MAN: ‘I SAW MEN KICK HIM TO DEATH’ – PARTNER

first_imgTHE PARTNER of Malin Head man William McKeeney has told the trial of two men accused of killing him how she saw the fatal attack from the window of their Glasgow flat, but didn’t realise at first what was going on.Anne Marie Newlands, 48, had been waiting for William to return home when she became concerned about the behaviour of young Asian men.She told the High Court in Kilmarnock: “I was looking out for Willie, but the second time I looked out I thought they were breaking a piece of furniture. “They were kicking and stamping on something and they were both doing it.“I decided I would phone Willie and tell him to watch out because there were two boys and I didn’t like the look of them.”Asif Rehman, 20, and Adel Ishaq, 19, both deny the racially aggravated murder of Mr McKeeney, 57, in Pollokshields, Glasgow, in January.The Malin Head man had been living in Scotland, having moved there to get work.Ms Newlands the pair “sauntered around the corner” after the incident.She managed to stand on a trunk to get a better view out of the window and then realised the two men had been kicking a person.“I ran outside and saw it was Willie. He was very battered, and one side of his face was all swollen and his eye was closed. I thought his teeth had come through his top lip,” she said.Labourer William, who was Ms Newlands partner of 12 years, had visited two pubs before phoning her to say he was on his way home.Ms Newlands told the court: “I was panicking because no one else was there. 

I tried to speak to him, but realised he was not responding so I phoned 999.The recorded emergency call was played to the court.The controller could be heard talking Ms Newlands through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, telling her:  “You’re doing really well. Stay strong for him.”William died later in hospital.Rehman and Ishaq deny the racially 
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