Evans wants strong finish

first_img They may have won just one of O’Neill’s seven competitive matches, taking the notable scalp of Russia, but two impressive showings against a star-studded Portugal probably deserved more than the one point they yielded. Now Evans wants to take as much as possible from their remaining fixtures – away at Luxembourg, Azerbaijan and Israel – to tee up their next European campaign. “We’re in a good place as a squad. It feels like we have things worked out a bit and if we can continue in that fashion there is that wee bit of hope,” said Evans. “The extra teams are qualifying in the next campaign and that gives us a big incentive. But we need to go back to this campaign first, finish as strong as we can and put points on the board. “That might have an effect on the seedings and the draw for the next qualifying campaign. “There is a good spirit among the squad. You hear people saying ‘we enjoy it’ but we actually are enjoying it. It’s a good atmosphere.” Success at the Stade Josy Barthel, a ground named after Luxembourg’s only Olympic gold medallist, would be the ideal way to keep the feelgood factor going after Northern Ireland threw away a winning position against Portugal on Friday on the way to a 4-2 defeat. Evans accepts his side have not always been at their best when playing lesser opponents in recent years, a fact borne out by a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture, but is hopeful that will change. “It won’t be bigger in terms of publicity than Portugal – beating them at home would have people talking about great nights at Windsor Park – but these are the games we haven’t done as well in, against teams at the same level as us or below,” he said. Jonny Evans has called for a strong finish to Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifying campaign with a view to greater things in the future. After Tuesday night’s Group F match in Luxembourg, just one more double-header remains on the road to Rio and, although Northern Ireland will not be there, Evans is full of enthusiasm for the challenges ahead. Euro 2016 will see an increase from 16 to 24 teams and Manchester United defender Evans believes that represents a chance for Michael O’Neill’s improving side. Press Association “The onus is on ourselves, you get a lot more time on the ball in these games. “There is that pressure if we don’t produce or if we don’t score early, but if we stick to what we did well against Portugal, no matter what the opponent, I think we’ll be fine.” Chris Brunt and Kyle Lafferty are both absent having been sent off against Portugal, with Rangers forward Dean Shiels called up as cover. Shiels’ only international goal came in the home clash against Luxembourg, but he is unlikely to dislodge Jamie Ward or Martin Paterson if both remain fit. last_img read more

5 different players score as Syracuse beats Southern Mississippi, 8-3

first_img Published on February 11, 2018 at 2:02 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Syracuse (2-1) beat Southern Mississippi (0-4), 8-3, on Sunday morning at the Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Orange was supposed to face Massachusetts for a second time this weekend, but after Saturday’s slate of games was rained out, Southern Mississippi replaced the Minutemen.Five SU players crossed home plate over the course of the game, starting with Alicia Hansen. The second batter of the game, Hansen tripled then scored on a wild pitch. She scored again at the end of the sixth, driven in by a Toni Martin double. Bryce Holmgren also scored on the play.Holmgren and Gabby Teran also finished the game with two runs apiece. Teran’s first run, thanks to Holmgren’s double in the third inning, was her first career run at SU. Sammy Fernandez and Hannah Dossett each scored one run as well.Alexa Romero started in the circle for the Orange, pitching for a little more than five innings and striking out eight batters. She let up one run in the sixth inning before she was pulled from the game for senior AnnaMarie Gatti.Gatti faced two batters and let up two runs before she was pulled for freshman Miranda Hearn. Hearn pitched an inning and two-thirds with a walk and a strikeout to close out the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU will travel to Palm Springs, California, next weekend to participate in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The Orange starts the weekend against Utah. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgA group of primary school children have undertaken an innovative project as part of their science curriculum in which they document the Life Cycle of a Chicken!Anne-Marie Ferry got her 6th class students at Kilmacrennan N.S. to repeat the project which was also carried out last year by a different set of students.However, this year’s project proved the most successful yet with a phenomenal FOURTEEN chicks hatching from the incubator. The project is part of the ‘hands on’ approach to the Science curriculum being adopted by Kilmacrennan N.S.Anne Marie Ferry told Donegal Daily, “It has become a project in which the children are so excited to participate in each year.“The eggs were placed in the incubator for 21 days and the children had to check the temperature to ensure it remained at 37.5 degrees Celsius.“They also had to keep an eye on the humidity level of the incubator and they also taught the pupils in other classes all about their project through Powerpoint presentations! “There was great excitement in the class when the very first egg hatched on March the 16th!“The children aptly named the chick ‘Paddy’.A very exciting 24 hours followed when 13 other eggs hatched!The 14 chicks are now being kept warm at the back of the class by an infra-red lamp.The children are giving them plenty of water and chick feed. The children are delighted with the success of the project and are fascinated with their little friends chirping at the back of the classroom! 🙂Two children form the class Lorcan Doherty and Sinead Mc Gettigan, have been given the responsibility of taking the chicks home and raising them.Both are deemed well prepared for this task and have all the necessary equipment to ensure the chicks have a good home!Anne Marie is delighted at the success of the project over the last few years and said that one of the pupils from a previous year has shown how this interest can be extended. Anne Marie added, “Mark O’ Hara did the project two years ago and took home two chicks.“Mark has continued this interest by raising more chicks himself and he also has bought an incubator himself and completed this project at home.“He has over 40 hens now and supplies people in the area with delicious eggs! It’s great to see how the project can extend beyond school!The school would like to thank Michael Gallagher and Neil Brogan, Dunfanaghy for their help with supplying the school with eggs and also a big thank you to Bernard Neely for allowing us to use his automatic incubator in our successful project!KILMACRENNAN SIXTH CLASS STUDENTS UNDERTAKE EGGS-TRAORDINARY PROJECT was last modified: March 20th, 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:chicksEGGSFeaturesIncubaorKilmacrennan N.Snewsprojectlast_img read more