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Portlaoise RFC U-15s dominate in big home win

first_img Pinterest Home Sport Rugby Portlaoise RFC U-15s dominate in big home win SportRugby Community Community Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Previous articleWater ponding problem highlighted in Portlaoise estateNext articlePolitical rivalry, departed friends and a new perspective as Fine Gael set out their stall in Portlaoise Bronagh Scully Council Pinterest Facebook Twitter Portlaoise 39 New Ross 0U-15 Leinster League Division 1Portlaoise RFC U-15s secured full points in this Leinster league match against New Ross at the weekend.The first half went from end to end with neither team getting to control the game. Portlaoise eventually got the first score after Glen Connolly made a good run up the left hand side and Callen Dunne was stopped short of the line.The resultant scrum left it easy for Conor Doran to pick and power over the line for his first try. Dylan Cahill narrowly missed the conversion kick.Portlaoise dominated the scrums and took three against the head, but that was the only place they could claim supremacy as constant handling errors and indiscipline kept New Ross in the game, half time score, 5  0 to Portlaoise.The home side got a good start to the second half, after they reclaimed the kick off and Doran ran in for his second try.Portlaoise started to get their game going and after a quick penalty and some slick passing by the backs, James Kidd went in for a try.It wasn’t long before Portlaoise went over again, after a sloppy lineout for New Ross, Doran gathered the loose ball and offloaded to the supporting Cian Coffey who went over for his first try in Portlaoise colours.Portlaoise pinned the away side into their own half and it wasn’t long before Conor Doran drove the entire New Ross pack over their line to score his second hat trick in two weeks.The home side were enjoying themselves now and threw ball around confidently, Sean Ward picked from a quick ruck and ran in under the posts for his side’s sixth try, Matthew Coonan converted to leave it 32 0 to Portlaoise.Portlaoise continued to attack, and it took a good covering tackle to stop James Kidd after a blistering run down the right hand side.It wasn’t long before Ward went over for his second try, Coonan converted to leave the final score 39-0 to Portlaoise.Squad: Callen Dunne, Bobo Lawal, Brian Barry, Glen Connolly, Declan Cox, Daragh Phelan, Cian Coffey, Conor Doran, Marc Bracken, Mitch Fitzpatrick, Mikie Daly, Paul Flanagan, Ciaran Culliton, James Kidd, Dylan Cahill, Eoin O’Brien McCormack, Sean Ward, Darragh Davies, Ronan Donlon, Matthew Coonan, Brian Keane.SEE ALSO – Remarkable Alex not letting autism or loss of vision stop him from achieving anything WhatsApp By Bronagh Scully – 18th January 2019 Portlaoise RFC U-15s dominate in big home win WhatsApp Facebook TAGSPortlaoise RFC New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

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Spruce Meadows Canada One – Thursday

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* Horse Sport Enews The $60,000 GWL Realty Advisors Cup was a difficult test for the 30 entries on the first day of the Spruce Meadows “Canada One” Tournament.  Anthony D’Amabrosio (USA) put a course together that would challenge riders over the 16 jumping efforts over 520 metres.There were five horse/rider combinations who cleared every obstacle to earn positions in the jump-off.  It was a talented field that took to the ring, challenging for the GWL Realty Advisors Cup. American Rich Fellers and his Irish bred stallion, Flexible came out in front of the jump-off crew.  They finished with the fastest time but it wasn’t an easy accomplishment with some talented pairs going in ahead of them.Calgarian John Anderson was the first to jump-off with his gelding Terrific.  He manoeuvred the gelding around the 8 jumping efforts perfectly, as the pair crossed the finish line clear in a time of 44.45 seconds.  The time to beat was set and the pressure was on.The always fast Jill Henselwood (CAN) thrives under pressure situations.  Riding her Dutch Warmblood gelding Black Ice she was speedy, clearing the course in 44.04 seconds.  Fast and clear, a suit Rich Fellers would follow.Fellers and Flexible came into the ring last, having had the opportunity to watch four go ahead of them they knew where to cut corners.  They took every risk as they made their way around the ring, but it paid off for the pair as they came home in 42.70 seconds. “Flexible is a special horse and a real fighter,” said Fellers after the win. “You saw that tonight. He slipped early in the jump off and we had to recover and adjust our plans. He responded brilliantly over the rest of a very tricky course. He fought for the win against some excellent competition.” The competition was no match for the veteran pair who showed tonight why they are always a pair to be respected.GWL Realty Advisors Cup top 101-         Rich Fellers               USA               Flexible2-         Jill Henselwood         CAN               Black Ice3-         John Anderson          CAN               Terrific4-         Antonio Maurer         MEX               As Hyo Hugo5-         Eric Lamaze              CAN               Lord Du Janlie6-         Will Simpson             USA               Black Cherry7-         Ian Millar                  CAN               Redefin8-         Beezie Madden         USA               Crème Brule9-         Pedro Yrigoyen         MEX               GloConto10-       Jonathan Asselin       CAN               Rayana ChiaraThe “Canada One” Tournament continues until Sunday.  Tomorrow’s feature competitions, the West Jet Cup and the Duncan Ross Cup will take place on Meadows on the Green.  It is also the last opportunity for fans to come and watch their favourites play up close on a more intimate setting. SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more

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Scientific research and former Specialized exec add muscle to Osmo Nutrition

first_img Related According to the latest release from new sports nutrition player, Osmo Nutrition, conventional wisdom in the endurance sports drink world holds that it’s optimal to have both electrolytes and carbohydrates in the same formula, to essentially turn a fluid into a fuel. Launched today and founded on the philosophy of, ‘Hydration in your bottle, food in your pocket,’ Osmo Nutrition aims to not only challenge that assumption but to turn it on it’s head.The company is unveiling its initial, four powdered-drink product line in Sonoma County, California around the start of the Amgen Tour of California, which gets under way this weekend.‘Based on leading science’, Osmo Nutrition’s hydration and recovery products deliver proven performance benefits to help athletes perform and feel their best. All of Osmo’s products are based on the peer-reviewed scientific research of noted Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist Dr Stacy Sims, MSc, PhD.Osmo Nutrition’s product offering includes four powdered sports drink mixes that are optimized to work with an athlete’s body during four key phases of the exercise cycle: before, during, and after exercise, and before sleep.“Osmo’s products are designed to work with the body’s natural responses to exercise and adaptation,” said Dr Sims. “Specifically, each formula works at a particular point of the exercise/stress cycle and allows the body to minimize the stressors of exercise and maximize the repair.”While Dr Sims is Osmo’s Chief Research Officer, Osmo‘s Chief Executive Officer is Ben Capron, former Chief Brand Officer and Global Marketing Director for Specialized Bicycles.“Osmo exists to help athletes feel and perform their best,” said Capron. “The way we see it, if you have a body, you’re an athlete. So the opportunity is huge because the market is big and because proper hydration and recovery are the significant improvements to performance an athlete can make. Stacy’s established science enabled us to create the most effective hydration and recovery products on the market.”www.osmonutrition.comlast_img read more

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Lancers football team facing formidable opponent in Olathe North

first_imgSM East’s straight-out-of-the-movies Hail Mary victory over Olathe Northwest surely gave the team a full head of steam — and they’ll need every bit of that momentum heading in to tonight’s matchup against Olathe North, a Sunflower League blue blood program with eight state titles to its name.Sunflower Football Blog scribe Eli Underwood says the match is something of a toss up:This game for SM East is where the rubber hits the road. The Lancers have had about as exciting of a start to a season as I can remember from any team in a long time. Meanwhile, Olathe North has shown they’re a very good unit with probably as much pure athleticism as any team they’ll go up against. When you compare these two teams on paper it’s extremely challenging to determine who has the upper hand. Olathe North is more athletic, but SM East’s offense creates a ton of big plays. SM East has a tough defense that forces turnovers, but Olathe North has a much better offense than either of SM East’s previous opponents. I guess we’ll just have to find out on Friday.So what have the Lancers done to get stoked? Watched Brian Libeer’s latest motivation video, for one:The game starts at 7 p.m. at the CBAC.last_img read more

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Sand Capital acquires 35 properties

first_imgSand Capital, a privately-held real estate investment company controlled by the principals of Sandor Development Company, has acquired 35 properties in the last month, with a pending large power center acquisition underway. Sand Capital is the financial arm and sister company to Sandor Development Company, which was founded in 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana by Sidney Eskenazi. Today, Sandor owns and manages more than 8MSF of shopping centers in 25 states throughout the United States. Once acquired, Sand Capital assets are managed and leased by Sandor.Last month, Sand Capital acquired multiple CVS stores in Arizona, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina (a new state to the portfolio), Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. It also acquired four strip centers in Georgia, one in Tennessee and one in Texas. Three more centers are scheduled to close in August – one in Arizona, one in Illinois, and one in Ohio.last_img read more

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Bayern Hold Off Frankfurt To Restore Four Point Lead

first_imgBundesliga leaders Bayern Munich resisted a second-half fightback by Eintracht Frankfurt to claim a 5-2 win behind closed doors on Saturday ahead of their top-of-the-table clash at Dortmund in midweek.Goals by Leon Goretzka, the league’s top-scorer Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller saw Bayern lead 3-0 before Frankfurt rattled the hosts after the break.Frankfurt defender Martin Hinteregger bagged two quick goals before Bayern teenager Alphonso Davies settled Bayern’s nerves to make it 4-2 at the Allianz Arena.Hinteregger then claimed an unwanted hat-trick by turning a Serge Gnabry shot into his own net to make it 5-2 on 74 minutes.The win re-establishes Bayern’s four-point lead over second-placed Dortmund, who host the defending champions on Tuesday.Relatedlast_img read more

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Wildcats gain split during West Kootenay Boy’s Basketball Playday

first_imgBoundary Central held period leads of 19-13, 30-29 and 48-40 before coasting to the win.Daniel Stewart scored 13 points for the Wildcats.Against a shorthanded Cougars squad, Mount Sentinel busted open a close contest with a 14-7 run during the second quarter as the coaching staff rolled the entire roster into the game.Kyle Kabatoff led the charge for Mount Sentinel with 22 points while Ty Loren had 12.In the other game, Boundary Central blasted Nakusp 94-32.Bergendahl had 26 points for the Roadrunners while Tristan Francis added 22. The Mount Sentinel Wildcats earned a split during a three-team West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball Playday held recently at the South Slocan based gymnasium.The Wildcats opened the event with a tough 62-50 loss to Boundary Central of Midway.Mount Sentinel evened the score in the later game, thumping Nakusp Cougars 74-43.In the opener Mathies Bergendahl poured in 23 points to lead the Roadrunners to the 12-point victory over the Cats.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Road Kings Executive

first_imgMallard’s Source for sports were quick to salute the Road Kings Executive with Team of the Week.Members include, Frank Anderson, Warren Ward, Marcello Piro, Brian Haigh, Sue Howe, Jack Chambers, Woody Wudkevich, Cecil Verigin, John Madelung, Tony Topolinski, Bill Smith, Ron Cutler, Paul Bowolin and Dave Sabo. The Nelson Road Kings did it again.The local car club once again blew the doors off on another successful Queen City Cruise in Nelson.Three hundred plus entrants came as far away as Minnesota to be part of the September Car Show.last_img read more

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Leaf rock Rockies to gain weekend split

first_img Kootenay Ice affiliate goalie Tenzin Mint was named Leafs Game Star Friday in Kimberley. Emery Neilson was Nelson’s Game Star Saturday, finishing the game with three points. Cole Wyatt, who earned Nelson’s Firefighter of the Game award, also had a goal and two helpers for three points. Two ex-Leafs had no answers against their former teammates.Tyler Nypower and Emery Neilson each scored twice sparking Nelson Leafs to a convincing 9-2 thrashing of the Columbia Valley Rockies Saturday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.“I don’t think that was Columbia Valley’s best effort. . .. When we played them (in Invermere) they were much more resilient than that,” Leaf coach Mario DiBella said following the game. “They got off to a bit of a slow start and I think we took advantage of their bus feet and our players played a great game.”The contest featured two ex-Leaf netminders, Ben Kelsch and C.J.Wedenig in goal for the visitors in a game both backstops struggled against their former mates.Kelsch, who was instrumental in the Rockies victory over the Leafs in September saw the home side struck for four goals in the final nine minutes of the opening period to erase an early 1-0 lead held by Columbia Valley. Brennan Nelson scored on Leafs goalie Hunter Young to quiet the home crowd.However, Kaleb Comishin tied the game just past the midway point of the period before Keenan Crossman, and Neilson, with a pair, completed the offensive explosion. Nelson increased its lead to 7-1 in the second frame with goals coming from newcomer Cole Wyatt, scoring shorthanded, Reid Wilson and Nypower, with his first of the game. Wilson’s marker ended the night for Kelsch, summoning Wedenig in from the bullpen.Nelson scored his second of the game for the Rockies to make the score 7-2 after 40 minutes.In the third Mitch Lavoie and NY power completed the rout. Nelson, going 2-for-6 with the man advantage, finished the game outshooting the Rockies by a 56-23 advantage.Nitros get better of LeafsDerian Bamber scored twice and Adam Anderson stopped 20 of 21 shots lifting Kimberley Dynamiters to a 4-1 win over Nelson Friday in the Bavarian City.The game featured the two division leaders in the Kootenay Conference.Bamber scored once in the first period as Kimberley built a 2-0 lead. Keegan McDowell scored a backbreaker in the final minute to power the home side to the lead.Following a scoreless second period, Tyson Soobotin gave Nelson life with a goal early in the third period. But Chase Gedny restored the two-goal margin with a power play marker six minutes later before Bamber added an empty net goal.Kimberley outshot the Leafs 34-20 keeping Kootenay Ice affiliate goalie Tenzin Mint busy between the pipes. The Leafs lost defenceman Michael LeNoury in the final period after the rearguard was ejected from the game after receiving a major penalty for check-from-behind.Leaf Notes: Michael LeNoury was hit with a three-game suspension following the major penalty received in Kimberley Friday. LeNoury served the first game Saturday against Columbia Valley. He will miss this weekend’s upcoming road games in Castlegar and Creston.center_img Leaf Captain Jack Karran saw his point streak halted at six games in Kimberley Friday. Karran registered an assist Saturday. Nelson, 19-7-1-1, saw its Murdoch Division lead drop to seven points as Beaver Valley won for the fourth consecutive time, posting weekend wins over Grand Forks and Creston.last_img read more

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MATCH TRACKER – National League Final, Galway V Tipperary

first_imgWelcome to our Sunday Sports MATCH TRACKER of the National Hurling League Final between Galway & Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick 3.30pm * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Thanks for your company – Gerry MurphyBut, for now, this has been a great day for Galway hurling – well done to everyone involved.Next up for Galway is the 1st round of the Leinster Championship on May 28th against DublinJason Flynn is the Galway Bay FM & Allianz Man of the MatchFULL TIME: GALWAY 3-21 TIPPERARY 0-14Game over! Galway win their 10th league title70+2 Tom Monaghan gets his name on the scoresheet. Galway 3-21 Tipperary 0-1470+1 John McGrath hits the crossbar and with a deflection get a point. Galway 2-20 Tipperary 0-14There will be 2 minutes of added time69′ Sean Loftus comes in for Paul Killeen68′ Thomas Monaghan comes on for Jason FlynnCyril Donnellan comes on for Niall Burke66′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL…..Cathal Mannion. This is now a riot! Galway 3-20 Tipperary 0-13John Hanbury comes in for Daithi Burke65′ John McGrath points from a free. Galway 2-20 Tipperary 0-1364′ Conor Whelan adds another point. Galway 2-20 Tipperary 0-12Galway have created 41 scoring chances!62′ Meanwhile Cathal Mannion fires it over the bar. Galway 2-19 Tipperary 0-1262′ Jonathon Glynn replaces Joe Canning, who gets a standing ovation61′ Free in for Tipperary…..John McGrath is happy with a point! Galway 2-18 Tipperary 0-1259′ Jonathon Glynn is coming on!57′ David Burke adds a point. Galway 2-18 Tipperary 0-1156′ GOALLLLLLL….Jason Flynn with a super finish gets his second goal. Galway 2-17 Tipperary 0-1155′ Michael Breen tags on another point. Galway 1-17 Tipperary 0-1154′ Aidan Harte gets a yellow card…….John McGrath points the free, Galway 1-17 Tipperary 0-1053′ Joe Canning points a huge free from inside hie own 65. Galway 1-17 Tipperary 0-949′ Joe Canning adds another. Galway 1-16 Tipperary 0-948′ Brilliant point from Conor Whelan from out near the sideline. Galway 1-15 Tipperary 0-947′ Ronan Maher cuts it further from a free. Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-946′ Michael Breen closes the gap. Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-845′ ‘Bonner’ Maher comes on for ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer44′ Joe Canning stretches the lead to 10 points from a free. Galway 1-14 Tipperary 0-743′ Aidan Harte gets his 2ndpoint of the game. Galway 1-13 Tipperary 0-742′ Free in for Tipperary. John O’Dwyer points. Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-740′ Joe Canning hits the upright with a huge free39′ Great play from Galway ends with a point for Joseph Cooney. Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-616,089 people in the Gaelic Grounds for the match36′ Noel McGrath gets a point. Galway 1-11 Tipperary 0-636′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!…Jason Flynn with a super finish. Galway 1-11 Tipperary 0-5No further changes on either team for the start of the second halfSECOND HALF UNDERWAYHALF TIME: Galway 0-11 Tipperary 0-5There will be 1 minute of added time at the end of the 1st halfGalway have had 25 scoring chances with 11 wides!33′ Joe Canning points after great work from Galway forwards. Galway 0-11 Tipperary 0-532′ Ronan Maher points a long-range free. Galway 0-10 Tipperary 0-532′ Niall O’Meara replaces Stephen O’Brien on the Tipperary team.30′ Conor Whelan finishes a good move. Galway 0-10 Tipperary 0-429′ Joe Canning points from a 65. Galway 0-9 Tipperary 0-427′ Joe Canning taps a free over for Galway. Galway 0-8 Tipperary 0-423′ Brendan Maher point for Tipperary. Galway 0-7 Tipperary 0-422′ Joe Canning points the resultant 65. Galway 0-6 Tipperary 0-321′ Great save by Gleeson in the Tipperary goal from Jason Flynn21′ Conor Whelan pops over another point. Half a goal chance! Galway 0-5 Tipperary 0-3It’s now 7 wides for Galway.16′ Joe Canning gets his first score – again from play!”. Galway 0-4 Tipperary 0-3Galway have struck 5 wides so far!15′ Noel McGrath gets Tipperary’s first point from play. Galway 0-3 Tipperary 0-38′ Jason Flynn with another Galway point from play. Galway 0-3 Tipperary 0-25′ Free in for Tipperary. Pointed by John McGrath. Galway 0-2 Tipperary 0-23′ Conor Whelan adds another. Galway 0-2 Tipperary 0-13′ Aidan Harte levels it from play. Galway 0-1 Tipperary 0-12 Mins: Tipperary off the mark. Free from John McGrath. Tipperary 0-1 Galway 0-0GAME ON!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Conor Cooney is out of the Galway team for today’s game due to injury. He is replaced by Niall Burke. Cyril Donnellan has been added to the subs bench.last_img read more