Cilic stays in control as Croatia wins Davis Cup

first_imgRead Next “They destroyed us,” France captain Yannick Noah said. “They did not give us a single break.”The final was played for the last time in its traditional format. Beginning next year, the top team event in men’s tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site.After Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won Saturday’s doubles, France trailed 2-1 and needed to win both reverse singles on the final day to become the first team since 1939 — when Australia beat the United States — to overturn a 2-0 deficit in a final.But their hopes of a comeback were quickly dashed.The seventh-ranked Cilic struggled with his first serve in the opening set but gradually found his rhythm while Pouille started well but quickly faded.Pouille, who replaced Jeremy Chardy after Noah changed his lineup in a bid to force a decisive fifth match, made repeated mistakes on his backhand. Pouille hit a total of 44 unforced errors, compared to Cilic’s 29.The Frenchman, who wrapped up France’s 10th Davis Cup title last year by winning the decisive point against Belgium, managed to stay in contention on the back of his strong serve and some clever drop shots that surprised Cilic, but his Croat rival raised his level in the tiebreaker. Cilic won four straight points to seal the set, including a thunderous forehand pass that left Pouille stranded.Pouille’s level of play then dropped drastically while Cilic kept up the intensity and broke for a 4-2 lead in the second set. Pouille managed to save four set points in the eight game with a series of good serves before Cilic held his next service game to seal the set with a crosscourt forehand.Despite the support of the vociferous French fans at the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Pouille appeared powerless in the third set and dropped his serve again in the fifth game after yet another backhand error that sealed his fate. The Frenchman saved two match points at 5-3 but was forced to watch when Cilic unleashed a superb lob that secured another break and the title.“This is one of the best teams we ever had, it’s like a dream team,” Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan said. “After seven years on the bench, it’s an honor for me to be here. My singles players not only didn’t lose a set, they didn’t lose serve in three matches which is an unbelievable achievement and shows you the quality that we produced.” LATEST STORIES While Argentina was able to fight back, the French didn’t have the weapons required. The hosts won the doubles but were thrashed in straight sets in the three singles matches played against Cilic and Borna Coric.“Look at the statistics from Borna and I, in three matches we did not lose a serve, it says much about our level and how well we played,” said Cilic, who finally tasted success in the team event 12 years after his debut. “We were both in a great form at the right time.”Cilic lived up to his status of team leader. After beating Pouille, he was surrounded by the whole Croatian team on the court and covered his shoulders with the Croatian flag. The country’s president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, warmly hugged him.“It’s not every day that you become a world champion,” Cilic said. “For us, it’s a dream come true, for this nation, we are so passionate, you can see the fans. And I feel that in Croatia it’s going to be incredible too.”Croatia won the Davis Cup for a second time, after victory in 2005, and denied France an 11th crown.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kanter has 26 rebounds, Knicks top Grizzlies Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Croatia’s team hold their trophy after winning the Davis Cup final between France and Croatia Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 in Lille, northern France. Croatia claimed a second title in the team event following its maiden win in 2005. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)LILLE, France — After an agonizing defeat in Croatia’s previous Davis Cup final, there was no letdown for Marin Cilic this time.Cilic was two sets up against Juan Martin del Potro two years ago in Zagreb, with Croatia leading Argentina 2-1 on the final day, when his game collapsed as the South Americans fought back and ultimately won the final.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award This weekend in northern France, Cilic did not give even a glimmer of hope to his French opponents that they could stage a comeback of their own.On the indoor clay court set up inside the Lille soccer stadium and in front of a hostile crowd, the former U.S. Open champion was ruthless and composed. His clinical display on Sunday secured a 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3 win over Lucas Pouille to give Croatia a 3-1 victory over defending champion France in the best-of-five series. Both teams agreed not to play the final rubber.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCilic said his loss to Del Potro hadn’t been a distraction but he was relieved to finally add the Davis Cup trophy to his list of trophies.“I was always sleeping well, so no problem, but I’m happy that I played so well this weekend,” the 30-year-old Cilic said. 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Bill aims at newborns’ safe surrender

first_imgGarden of Angels is a nonprofit group that works with schools, hospitals and other agencies to publicize the law and has a cemetery in Calimesa where abandoned babies who have died are buried. Faris-Cifelli said she doesn’t see time being a major factor for these abandoned baby cases. She said of the 78 babies buried in Garden of Angels, about 90 percent to 95 percent are babies who were found within 24 hours of birth. Despite the criticisms, Torrico stands by his bill, saying that the alternative would be for children to stay in an abusive environment. “Child abuse will not increase \,” Torrico said. “It’ll reduce the number of babies left abandoned in an open field, in trash cans and dead on street corners.” Since the law was enacted, 190 babies have been surrendered statewide; 57 in Los Angeles County and 17 in San Bernardino County, according to Department of Social Services statistics. But the proof that more campaigning is needed comes from statistics on abandoned babies. Since 2001, 146 babies have been found abandoned and alive statewide; 27 have been found abandoned and dead. Some Inland Valley hospitals have stepped up efforts in reaching out to troubled mothers. At Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, a receptacle has been designated for babies to be surrendered. Located south of the emergency room is an area where behind a closed door, a bassinet is provided. Hospital staff is notified by an alarm once that door is opened. Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Roche said two nurses were behind the idea because they thought the bustle of an emergency room might be too intimidating for a distressed parent. “If you were a young woman who had made this courageous decision knowing you couldn’t care for this baby, walking into an emergency unit might be difficult,” Roche said. Call (877) 272-3327 for toll-free information on the safe surrender law. wendy.leung@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9376160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Occasionally, the news will report a shocking tale of a newborn baby treated like garbage and abandoned in a trash bin. That’s when the inevitable question arises – did the mother know about the Safely Surrendered Baby Law? Recently, another question has surfaced. Did the mother have enough time? Enacted in 2001, the law allows a parent to turn over a baby within three days of birth to a hospital or designated fire station without any questions. But an assemblyman from Northern California thinks those 72 hours aren’t enough for a distraught parent to make such a grim decision. “Any mother who leaves her baby … they’re not well psychologically,” said Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, D-Newark. “Let’s give them some options and a little time. More time can’t hurt, it’ll probably help.” Torrico wants to follow in the footsteps of 22 other states in allowing parents 30 days to relinquish an unwanted baby. The bill, now in the appropriations committee, recently passed the Assembly’s judiciary committee on an 8-2 vote. Last year, a baby was left at a restaurant just two miles away from Torrico’s home and discovered dead the following morning. That tragedy was the impetus for Torrico’s bill, which also calls for more funding to publicize the law. Fearing the 30-day period could impede child abuse investigation, the California State Association of Counties is pushing a compromise that would give the parent one week to surrender the baby. Debi Faris-Cifelli, founder of Garden of Angels in Calimesa, is wary of the bill because of the child abuse concerns. “My first choice is to leave it as it is because the law is working already,” said Faris-Cifelli. “Education is a must no matter how many days it is. We have to teach people that human beings are valuable, that there is hope, that there is another option besides throwing a human being away.” last_img read more

The Warm Up – Sunday, March 29

first_imgJoin Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning for an entertainingly irreverent take on football fandom.This week, ex-Man United, Aston Villa and Celtic striker Dion Dublin lifts the lid on his career curveball after being named the new presenter of Homes Under the Hammer, with the lads also joined by Bradford forward Jonathan Stead and former Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon!last_img

Liverpool leave £32m man OUT of Euro squad

first_img1 Christian Benteke Christian Benteke has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for their Europa League opener in Bordeaux on Thursday.The £32.5million summer signing is one of a host of senior stars left on Merseyside by Brendan Rodgers as he opts to give some of his fringe men a chance.James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Lucas Leiva are the others rested along with Benteke.With regular central defensive duo Skrtel and Lovren absent, Rodgers is set to hand Mamadou Sakho his first appearance of the season alongside Kolo Toure.Alberto Moreno, who has been kept out by Joe Gomez at left-back so far this season, is also expected to come into the side.Divock Origi is set to replace Benteke in the Liverpool attack, while midfielder Adam Lallana has returned to fitness and is also in contention.Captain Jordan Henderson will again be missing, however, having travelled to the US for treatment on an ongoing heel injury.last_img read more

GAA: SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF VENUES AND TIMES

first_imgWed10th Oct Fanad Gaels v Killybegs in Mc Cumhaill Park at 8.00pmWed 10th Oct Glenfin v Bundoran in Ardara 8.00pmThur 11th Oct Kilcar v St Eunans in Convoy at 8.00pmThur 11th Oct Ardara v Four Masters in Mc Cumhaill Park at 8.00pmExtra time to be playedGAA: SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF VENUES AND TIMES was last modified: October 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF VENUES AND TIMESlast_img read more

Yu, Tsai lift Temple City to 47-9 victory

first_imgTEMPLE CITY — Seniors Sammy Yu and Sushi Tsai scored three touchdowns apiece Friday night, lifting Temple City High School to a 47-9 victory over San Marino High in a Rio Hondo League opener for both schools. Yu, a 5-foot-7, 160-pound running back-defensive back, scored on a 49-yard pass, a 37-yard pass interception return and a 25-yard return of a blocked punt. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Junior defensive lineman Kyle O’Malley opened the scoring for the Rams, picking up a fumble and returning it 2 yards for the score with 3:14 left in the first quarter. Temple City finished with 295 yards offense — 215 rushing and 80 passing. Rams junior quarterback Riley Saxon completed 7 of 13 passes and was not intercepted. San Marino (0-5-1) scored its only touchdown in the second quarter when junior quarterback Royce Stuteville connected with Alex Varga on a 10-yard pass play. Tommy Wenzlau kicked a 37-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to complete the Titans’ scoring. San Marino had 154 yards offense — 63 rushing and 91 through the air. Tsai, a 5-7, 165-pound running back, scored on runs of 1, 33 and 5 yards as the Rams (3-3) opened a 27-6 halftime lead and cruised to the victory. Tsai led all ballcarriers with 136 yards on 17 carries. Yu carried only four times but gained 31 yards. center_img Stuteville completed 11 of 27 pass attempts and was intercepted three times. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bridge over troubled cities

first_imgPICO RIVERA – The city councils of Pico Rivera and Montebello met in a sometimes lively joint meeting Wednesday evening to hear a briefing by Los Angeles County officials on possible options for rebuilding the fire-destroyed Beverly Boulevard bridge. While Montebello Mayor Bill Molinari insisted on a rapid resolution for a temporary bridge, Pico Rivera councilmembers resisted being pushed into a decision without sufficient information as to cost and reimbursement.The cities co-own the bridge,but Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Works will administer the rebuilding process. Dave Pilker, head of the City Services Programs Development Division of the County’s Department of Public Works,detailed the costs, permits and time frames involved with three possible rebuilding choices. Pilker said the choices included building a temporary bridge, building one lane from the Pico Rivera side to what’s left of the existing bridge or to build a completely new bridge. After Pilker cited a 12-month or longer construction period for either a one-lane solution or a new bridge, Montebello Mayor Bill Molinari strongly urged the temporary bridge solution.“A 12-month closure is not acceptable,” Molinari said. “We should check with the military or other private companies to see if someone has a bridge. The Santa Monica Freeway (that was destroyed after the 1994 Northridge earthquake) didn’t have to wait on all these processes.”But Tome Melendrez, deputy city engineer for Montebello, said no one from the military was available to help him and the Army Corps of Engineers had no knowledge of temporary military bridges.A company called Ascrow Bridge offered to ship “used” bridge sections and steel supports from New Jersey in 10 days, said Melendrez in a memo to City Manager Richard Torres. He said a separated contract to build temporary wood timber foundations and erect the steel bridge would take 1-2 weeks.Although the tone remained cordial, at several points Pico Rivera councilmembers resist-ed Molinari’s determination, saying Montebello was being unreasonable with the two-week time frame. Pico Rivera Mayor David Armenta appealed for both cities to share all information and to invite each other to any meetings regarding the bridge.“This is going to take until next year,” Armenta said. “Let’s share facts so that we can act more reasonably. It’s important to get all the information in order to finalize what options are available. We must look at other options besides the temporary bridge.” Officials agreed by the end of the meeting that engineers and attorneys for both cities would meet with Public Works representatives immediately to answer some of the logistical questions posed by the councils. Ever since fire decimated the Pico Rivera end of the bridge over the Rio Hondo channel last week, county and city officials have been scrambling to deal with the logistical and economic fallout from losing one of three main thoroughfares through Pico Rivera and Montebello. pam.wight@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LETTERKENNY AC’S TURKEY TROT RESULTS

first_imgLetterkenny Athletic ClubTurkey Trot 2013Place Race No. First name Surname Pre. Time Act.Time Time Diff. 1 26 Colin Watson 16:07 15:43 00:242 65 Peter Gibbons 15:55 15:56 00:013 39 Ivan Toner 16:15 16:02 00:134 101 Oisin Gallen 14:44 16:15 01:31 5 63 Kieran Crawford 16:30 16:37 00:076 176 Teresa McGloin 17:00 16:39 00:217 47 Natasha Adams 17:05 16:47 00:188 68 Kevin Ferry 16:32 16:51 00:199 155 Brian Crossan 17:04 17:08 00:04 10 146 Gavan Crawford 17:07 17:09 00:0211 86 Paul Kelly 17:20 17:10 00:1012 149 Kevin McGee 17:45 17:11 00:3413 206 Pauric Breslin 17:20 17:13 00:07 14 21 Humphrey Murphy 17:28 17:20 00:0815 79 Marcus McClintock 17:10 17:24 00:1416 164 Ciaran McBride 16:59 17:26 00:2717 121 Seamus O’Donnell 17:40 17:27 00:1318 58 Gerry McMonagle 17:58 17:29 00:2919 19 Zachary McGowan 17:10 17:33 00:2320 45 Jack McBride 17:59 17:34 00:2521 133 Enda McBride 17:59 17:34 00:2522 103 Mark McPaul 17:30 17:38 00:0823 44 Niall Barry 18:00 17:39 00:2124 157 Darren Willis 18:01 17:43 00:1825 135 John Daly 17:30 17:45 00:1526 46 Kevin Harkin 17:47 17:46 00:0127 60 Gerard Bogle 17:10 17:47 00:3728 183 Michael Black 19:00 17:49 01:1129 120 Fionnuala Diver 18:12 17:50 00:2230 170 Paul Murray 17:53 17:52 00:0131 17 Mark Connelly 17:58 17:56 00:0232 172 PJ Boyce 18:30 17:59 00:3133 123 Joe English 18:13 18:00 00:1334 42 John Conlon 18:24 18:01 00:2335 102 Hugh Coll 18:00 18:03 00:0336 62 Catriona Devine 18:25 18:05 00:2037 142 Patrick Penrose 17:45 18:08 00:2338 14 Tom Thompson 18:30 18:12 00:1839 112 Johnny O’Doherty 18:55 18:14 00:4140 59 Ben George 18:59 18:36 00:2341 75 Paddy Ward 18:59 18:39 00:2042 210 Mark Daly 18:20 18:45 00:2543 51 Liam Murray 18:20 18:49 00:2944 232 Martin McGinley 19:00 18:51 00:0945 163 Brian McCrea 19:47 18:51 00:5646 15 Derek Callaghan 19:10 18:53 00:1747 148 Raymond Doherty 19:23 18:53 00:3048 32 Sean Boyce 19:30 18:54 00:3649 169 Daniel Duggan 18:59 18:55 00:0450 126 Paul McMonagle 18:55 18:56 00:0151 55 Des Goyvaerts 19:30 18:56 00:3452 49 Mark Cassidy 18:50 18:57 00:0753 53 Kay Byrne 19:20 18:57 00:2354 167 Stewart Magee 19:00 18:58 00:0255 16 Gabriel O’Leary 19:30 19:02 00:2856 22 Collie O’Donnell 19:23 19:12 00:1157 117 Kathleen McNulty 19:30 19:14 00:1658 78 Jamie Gallagher 19:15 19:20 00:0559 7 Eugene McGettigan 18:58 19:23 00:2560 159 Seamus Nallen 19:40 19:25 00:1561 97 Paul Cosgrove 19:48 19:26 00:2262 33 Niall Gildea 19:40 19:27 00:1363 61 Peter Kardos 20:14 19:36 00:3864 4 Mark Canning 19:40 19:38 00:0265 24 Colm McTaggart 19:16 19:46 00:3066 174 Gillian Marley 20:40 19:46 00:5467 95 Peter McMenamin 21:25 19:49 01:3668 175 Barry Mackey 19:59 19:52 00:0769 91 Donal Haughey 20:20 19:53 00:2770 80 Antony Doherty 20:30 19:54 00:3671 40 Kevin Toner 20:15 19:55 00:2072 124 Nikita Burke 21:00 19:55 01:0573 27 Paul Russel 21:30 20:04 01:2674 201 Seamus Morrison 19:57 20:07 00:1075 151 Martin Anderson 20:30 20:12 00:1876 8 Jarlath Duffy 21:12 20:13 00:5977 122 Kieran Coyle 19:36 20:14 00:3878 30 Paul Roulston 21:00 20:15 00:4579 6 PJ Friel 19:58 20:18 00:2080 1 Paul Lee 20:13 20:26 00:1381 233 Adrian Callaghan 20:00 20:29 00:2982 81 Adrian McHugh 19:50 20:30 00:4083 147 Donal McBride 20:15 20:34 00:1984 177 Eimear Gallen 21:58 20:35 01:2385 52 Anthony Murray 20:45 20:37 00:0886 131 Cathal Morrison 19:52 20:43 00:5187 66 Michael McMenamin 22:00 20:43 01:1788 104 Darren Price 19:35 20:55 01:2089 48 Ciaran McHugh 20:56 20:59 00:0390 37 Noreen Bonner 20:55 20:59 00:0491 141 Aoife Marley 20:23 21:00 00:3792 207 Danny Cullen 22:30 21:00 01:3093 88 Garvan Boyce 21:20 21:01 00:1994 173 Liam Marley 21:30 21:02 00:2895 99 Emma McGee 20:58 21:03 00:0596 237 Alison Higgins 24:25 21:04 03:2197 238 Joe Higgins 24:30 21:05 03:2598 31 Gerard O’Donnell 21:00 21:06 00:0699 156 Marie Timoney 21:00 21:08 00:08100 145 Louis Bradley 21:30 21:11 00:19101 111 Ciaran Doherty 21:58 21:16 00:42102 74 Dara Dunne 22:30 21:20 01:10103 92 Paul Rodgers 20:00 21:23 01:23104 116 Jimmy McBride 21:35 21:24 00:11105 57 Joseph Casey 22:00 21:25 00:35106 56 Deirdre Diver 21:54 21:27 00:27107 72 Michael Madden 20:00 21:29 01:29108 41 Jane McGinley 21:40 21:30 00:10109 3 Noel Lynch 21:30 21:31 00:01110 127 James Ferry 21:58 21:32 00:26111 182 Patrick Brennan 20:52 21:34 00:42112 18 Ollie Harvey 21:00 21:39 00:39113 132 Sean O’Donnell 22:50 21:50 01:00114 119 Liam McMullan 22:00 21:53 00:07115 12 Kevin Doherty 22:50 22:00 00:50116 76 Ashlean McGeehan 22:43 22:05 00:38117 64 Sabrina Mackey 22:40 22:08 00:32118 85 Lauren McElwaine 25:00 22:10 02:50119 84 Colette McElwaine 25:00 22:11 02:49120 108 Martin Jordan 22:00 22:13 00:13121 5 Margaret Shields 22:49 22:15 00:34122 29 Lester Dobson 22:50 22:15 00:35123 114 Rory O’Donnell 21:00 22:25 01:25124 77 Chris Ashmore 22:09 22:26 00:17125 82 James Doherty 22:32 22:27 00:05126 115 Eoin O’Donnell 22:25 22:28 00:03127 171 Cormac Nolan 21:30 22:29 00:59128 71 Paul Sweeney 23:40 22:30 01:10129 94 Rory Kennedy 23:00 22:31 00:29130 10 Harriet Smyth 24:50 22:32 02:18131 231 Alister Hetherington 22:10 22:33 00:23132 211 Aidan Dorrian 22:05 22:36 00:31133 98 Mark Gildea 23:05 22:41 00:24134 168 Eugene McGinley 23:30 22:42 00:48135 2 Eoin Fogarty 23:40 22:44 00:56136 153 Jackie Harvey 23:48 22:44 01:04137 67 Danny McBride 22:59 22:45 00:14138 36 Marian Kerr 23:05 22:46 00:19139 38 Maria Boyle 22:50 22:51 00:01140 202 Darragh Morrison 23:48 22:55 00:53141 110 Vera Haughey 23:27 23:02 00:25142 35 Owen McKinney 23:00 23:10 00:10143 73 Michael Devlin 23:00 23:10 00:10144 154 John McKelvey 22:10 23:14 01:04145 54 James Browne 23:13 23:15 00:02146 87 Oisin Doherty 21:30 23:15 01:45147 23 Pat McKenna 23:50 23:25 00:25148 152 Pauline Sweeney 23:12 23:35 00:23149 125 Eimear McClafferty 22:00 23:44 01:44150 203 Gloria Donaghey 23:42 23:56 00:14151 28 Kevin McAuley 26:00 24:14 01:46152 161 Lauralee Penrose 22:20 24:30 02:10153 185 Mark Trayas 25:00 24:31 00:29154 34 Lisa Doherty 26:00 24:33 01:27155 70 Wendy Goudie 25:20 24:37 00:43156 93 Gerard McConnell 25:00 24:50 00:10157 236 Joey O’Leary 25:45 25:01 00:44158 181 CJ McGinley 25:00 25:06 00:06159 165 Stacey Hegarty 25:30 25:17 00:13160 205 Bary Irwin 25:00 25:18 00:18161 118 Daniel McMullan 25:56 25:22 00:34162 235 George Russell 25:28 25:28 00:00163 209 Ruth McCrudden 25:29 25:28 00:01164 160 Jonathan Wilson 25:20 25:38 00:18165 100 Eileen Morning 25:30 25:49 00:19166 208 Cora Harvey 26:40 26:03 00:37167 90 Mary Martin 26:58 26:03 00:55168 69 Nicola Neely 27:30 26:04 01:26169 20 Fiona Nolan 25:00 26:05 01:05170 137 Nicola Roche 28:23 26:06 02:17171 50 Helen Cassidy 28:30 26:08 02:22172 166 Mary McLaughlin 26:20 26:11 00:09173 128 Valerie Coyle 26:30 26:13 00:17174 178 Elaine Parke 27:30 26:14 01:16175 109 Maureen Doherty 26:26 26:24 00:02176 138 Grainne Roche 28:23 26:35 01:48177 106 Martin Langan 30:00 26:47 03:13178 234 Conor Crossan 25:46 26:51 01:05179 129 John Doherty 27:15 27:09 00:06180 130 Irene McCusker 27:15 27:09 00:06181 140 Eileen Duggan 28:28 27:10 01:18182 158 Antoinette Coyle 18:40 28:04 09:24183 9 Pamela McGranaghan 29:56 28:15 01:41184 43 Carmel Doherty 27:30 28:22 00:52185 107 Eamon Langan 30:00 28:23 01:37186 83 Ann Doherty 27:56 28:27 00:31187 134 Tanya Carson 28:00 28:40 00:40188 150 Sheral Hetherington 28:44 29:31 00:47189 13 Alison Gibson 31:00 29:46 01:14190 139 Maureen Gallagher 29:30 29:52 00:22191 136 AnnMarie Daly 29:40 30:18 00:38192 113 Bernie O’Donnell 30:00 30:35 00:35193 11 Georgina McCrudden 31:00 31:21 00:21194 180 Lauren Gallagher 32:31 31:30 01:01195 179 Noel Gallagher 32:31 31:32 00:59196 96 AnnMarie Shiels 30:00 31:48 01:48197 162 Mary Penrose 31:07 32:23 01:16198 89 Marian Cullen 39:39 33:03 06:36199 143 Eileen Doherty 40:00 34:31 05:29200 144 John Doherty 40:00 34:31 05:29201 204 Eithne Wallace 35:10 34:32 00:38202 184 Cecelia Sheridan 35:40 34:32 01:08203 105 Roise McClafferty 39:00 35:15 03:45LETTERKENNY AC’S TURKEY TROT RESULTS was last modified: December 1st, 2013 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 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ROMANIAN WORLD CUP VILLAIN TELLS PACKIE BONNER – ‘I MADE YOU A SUPERSTAR’

first_imgSOCCER: Romanian player Daniel Timofte who had his crucial spot-kick saved by Packie Bonner at Italia 90 twenty-five years ago this month has told the Donegal goalkeeper he made him a ‘superstar’.Bonner’s dramatic penalty save is regarded as one of the greatest moments in Irish sport and paved the way for Ireland to reach a historic World Cup quarter-final.Bonner became a national hero and is still revered by Irish soccer fans for that ‘save’ in Genoa in 1990. However, for Timofte it was a different story, in the immediate aftermath of his penalty miss he was subjected to a lot of abuse from irate fans, and received calls in the middle of night from fans ‘attacking’ him over the miss.Injuries also curtailed his promising career and he missed out on USA 94 because of injury, Romania performed superbly at that tournament and he missed the opportunity to redeem himself.He is unfortunately now best remembered in his country for missing that penalty.Despite the fact they’re lives are intertwined, Bonner and Timofte have never spoken to each other until earlier this week. Graham Clifford from the Irish Independent travelled to Bucharest to meet Timofte and arranged a call between him and Bonner.Timofte laughs and tells Packie, ‘I made you a superstar.’Packie responds by telling him ‘You’re also a superstar in Ireland’ to which Timofte responds, ‘Yeah, but not over here.’Bonner also tells Timofte about how friends of his where renovating a boat in Burtonport and decided to call the boat ‘Timofte’ in memory of Bonner’s superb save at Italia 90.Timofte responds by telling Bonner he opened a bar in his hometown which he called ‘penalty’. Packie asked him what was going through his mind when he stepped up to hit the penalty.Timofte revealed he was going to go down the middle, but at the last moment his teammate said Bonner wasn’t diving and told him not to put it down the middle.Timofte changed his mind and of course Bonner saved the penalty and the rest they say is history.Bonner also adds that while he admits live changed for the better for him he said he hoped it hadn’t changed his for the worst. To listen to the full interview, click on the link below.http://www.independent.ie/sport/italia-90-daniel-timofte-tells-packie-bonner-how-he-made-him-a-superstar-31278700.htmlROMANIAN WORLD CUP VILLAIN TELLS PACKIE BONNER – ‘I MADE YOU A SUPERSTAR’ was last modified: June 6th, 2015 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:Daniel TimofteHome-page SportItalia ’90newsPackie Bonnersoccerlast_img read more

World-famous adventurer inspires at stunning Marble Hill gathering

first_imgOver 200 delegates were treated to some of the most stunning coastal views of Donegal today when they attended the ‘Connecting our Coastline’ Marine Tourism Conference in the Shandon Hotel at Marble Hill in Dunfanaghy. Delegates heard from a number of inspiring speakers including world famous marine biologist and Monty Halls as well as the Marine Institutes Thomas Furey, entrepreneur Naomh McElhatton, Clean Coasts Officer Beckey-Finn Britton and local businessman Jim Muldowney.This conference was hosted by the Donegal County Council’s Tourism Unit and was co-funded by the Marine Institute. Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle believes that hosting a conference of this nature in such a stunning location highlights for us all the wonderful resource that we have in Donegal. “This conference is about providing businesses and organisations with a platform for networking and knowledge exchange.  We have common aims and objectives and want the very best for the development of marine tourism in Donegal. This is a forum in which we can exchange information about our businesses, develop new connections and explore opportunities for collaboration.”Iga Lawne (DCC), Shane Smyth (DCC), Barney Mclaughlin (DCC) Liam Ward (DCC) Cllr Niamh Kennedy, Thomas Furey Joint Programme manager, Marine Institute, Jim Muldowney, Dive Arranmore Charters, Monty Halls, Naomh McElhatton, SMART NI, Beckey-Finn Britton Clean coasts officer for Donegal and Leitrim, Joy Harron (DCC), Cllr Gerry McMonagle Cathaoirleach, Joan Crawford Failte Ireland and Seamus Neeley (DCC)Celebrating international womens day, Anne Marie Conlon (DCC) Alana Greene (DCC), Cllr Niamh Kennedy, Joy Harron (DCC), Evelyn McMarketing, Becky Finn Britton, Jacqueline Lynch (DCC), Joan Crawford Failte Ireland, Iga Lawne (DCC) and Elaine McInaw marketing manager for Abbey and Central hotelsAlso speaking at the conference Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council gave an overview of the extensive programme of work being delivered by the Councils Tourism Unit with a view to developing the Marine Tourism Sector in the county.He said “Today’s gathering demonstrates the wonderful drive and enthusiasm here in Donegal towards marine tourism.  People want to connect and by working together we can harness the power of collaborative development in this sector.  By having events such as this we have an opportunity to share insights and thought provoking expertise that will allow us to be creative and innovative in our approach to maximising the potential of this sector for the benefit of the county and the entire region.” Monty Halls certainly inspired those attending the event with his own insights, experiences and thoughts on how Donegal can maximise the value of our outstanding natural resources in a proper and sustainable way. Monty Halls marine biologist, broadcaster and adventurer speaking at the Marine Toursm Conference at the Shandon Hotel in Marble Hill Strand, DufanaghyThomas Furey from the Marine Institute presented details on the Irish national seabed mapping programme which is being delivered in partnership with Geological Survey Ireland while Naomh McElhatton gave a vibrant presentation on how businesses can work smart and use online opportunities to grow their business.  She also gave the audience a glimpse of where the market is going with new virtual and AI technologies and the exciting opportunities that exist for tourism businesses in this area.Carolynne Harrison General Manager from the Shandon Hotel with Naomh McElhatton Becky-Finn Britton shared her passion for the sea and outlined the great work that is being done under the Clean Coast programme working with communities and local authorities along the coast.  Jim Muldowny from Dive Aranmore Charters talked about his own successful business and about promoting the islands and coastal areas of the Rosses as a destination for enthusiasts of marine and coastal based activities.World-famous adventurer inspires at stunning Marble Hill gathering was last modified: March 8th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more