Morris on a mission

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT GARFIELD youngster Eddie Morris knows footy is a simple game – both at the elite level, and…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway United 2 Dundalk 1

first_imgCommentary from Mike Rafferty and Derek Rogers Gary Shanahan and Vinny Faherty celebrating Shanahan’s winner against Dundalk. Photo – Sean’s Sport Photo – www.sportsphoto.ieprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway United in a huddle before the Dundalk Game at Eamon Deacy Park. Photo: Sean Ryan sportsphoto.ie Presented by Gerry MurphyAudio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/GALWAY+UNITED+V+DUNDALK+.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Another chance to hear the Commentary of Galway United’s first league win of the season over Dundalk.last_img read more

Limerick Institute of Technology awards 57 Sports Scholarship

first_imgSports stars including Joe Canning and Jackie Tyrrell have previously received the scholarship from LIT, while current lecturers include Marcus Horan (formerly of Ireland and Munster) and Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny). Limerick Institute of Technology has awarded sports scholarships to 57 athletes from all over Ireland this academic year. LIT’s Sports Scholarship Programme has doubled in size over the last three years, and provides athletic support, focuses on individual welfare, and includes off-field mentoring and education support to its recipients.Supported by sponsors PMI, AIB and the Munster Council the LIT Sports Scholarships are set apart from others as they encourage young athletes to achieve greatness in their chosen sport, while providing a vast range of off-field supports.President of LIT, Prof Vincent Cunnane, described the scholarships as “the heart of what LIT is about – recognising our own while supporting people to be the best they can be.”“It is important to understand that these young people are part of an institution which recognises them as a member of this community.  That means valuing them in a balanced way.  Its about what happens off the field and off the track as much as on it.  It is about the whole person and putting the circumstances in place to allow them to unlock as much of their potential as possible,” he said.“In addition to financial aid, we have a number of athlete support measures built into our programme to do this.  These range from off-field mentoring to education support, sports psychology, and advice on managing issues like social media.”Congratulating the scholarship recipients Prof Cunnane added, “You’re living the dream, representing your team, your college, your county, in some cases your country, excelling at what you do. Your talent, your striving is being recognised and supported. Here at LIT we think it is important to support you and to recognise your excellence.”During the scholarship presentation ceremony at Thomond Park last week, Prof Cunnane also presented LIT graduate and the college’s former Rugby Officer – World Rugby Referee of the Year 2017, Joy Neville with the LIT Outstanding Achievement Award.“Joy will always be “one of our own”, one of our LIT community, of whom we are immensely proud. The list of your achievements is hugely impressive, but it is your commitment, determination to strive to be the best you can be, breaking down barriers and becoming a role model not only for our scholarship recipients here today, but to sports’ women and men all over Ireland that makes you outstanding,” he told the International Rugby Referee.LIT’s Sports Scholarship programme is now open for applications at lit.ie/sport .The Recipients areAIB                Christina Desmond               BoxingAIB                Peter Casey                             HurlingAIB                Oisin Kelly                              HurlingAIB                Peter Duggan                         HurlingAIB                Kevin Fitzgerald                    SoccerAIB                Christopher Sibanda            AthleticsAIB                Eoin Heavin                           SoccerAIB                Jordan Kelly                           SoccerAIB                Aran Hehir                            RugbyAIB                Eoin Bergin                           RugbyAIB                Robert Byrnes                      HurlingAIB                Paddy Delaney                     HurlingAIB                Luke Fitzgerald                    RugbyLIT                Nadine Rice                           BasketballLIT                Diarmaid Byrnes                  HurlingLIT                Shauna Ryan                         Ladies FootballLIT                Krystian Burchardt              BasketballLIT                Denise Moloney                   GymnasticsLIT                Gemma Dunican                  RugbyLIT                Rian Doody                           HurlingLIT                Sarah Carey                           CamogieLIT                Caoimhe Bourke                  CamogieLIT                Aoife Coughlan                     CamogieLIT                Cian Swaine                          FootballLIT                Megan O Mara                     Ladies FootballLIT                Shayleen McDonagh           Ladies FootballLIT                Niamh Barton                      RowingLIT                Chloe Houston                     SoccerLIT                Deborah Murphy                 CamogieLIT                Luke Moylan                         RugbyLIT                Cillian Dunne                       IWALIT                Laura O Neill                       CamogieLIT                Dylan Guiry                         FootballLIT                Kelvin Browne                     RugbyLIT                Brian Fanning                     FootballLIT                Pa Ryan                                RugbyLIT                Conor Ivors                          BoxingLIT                Adam Byrne                        FootballLIT                Keeley Lenihan                   CamogieLIT                Jenny Grace                        CamogiePMI                Matt St Amour                  BasketballPMI                Liz Falcigno                       BasketballPMI                Willie Connors                   HurlingPMI                David Reidy                        HurlingPMI                Kieran Bennett                  HurlingPMI                Ben Banaghan                   SoccerPMI                Katie Hennessey               CamogiePMI                Mark Kavanagh                HurlingPMI                Eric Killeen                        HurlingMunster Council   Ian Murray               HurlingMunster Council   Sean Ryan                HurlingMunster Council   Sinead Meagher      CamogieMunster Council   Darren Moran         HurlingMunster Council   Maeve Coffey          CamogieMunster Council   Sean Canty              FootballMunster Council   Conor O Grady      HurlingMunster Council   Jack O Dea             Adminprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Son Jaden receives Hume Innkeepers Kerry Dyck Memorial Scholarship

first_imgKerry Dyck, who lost a battle with cancer earlier this year, would have been very proud of his son after Jaden was named the recipient of the inaugural Hume Innkeepers Kerry Dyck Memorial Scholarship Tuesday at the Lakeside Pitch.“It’s a $500 scholarship given to a youth player playing in the men’s league based on soccer ability, overall involvement in the sport in Nelson as judged by all members of our team (Hume Innkeepers),” said Kevin Lewis of the Innkeepers. “We presented it to Jaden because of his soccer ability, leadership qualities and that he refs and coaches in Nelson Youth Soccer,” Lewis added.The money will be used for Dyck as he continues his post-secondary education.The Hume Innkeepers play in the Mallard’s Men’s Open Adult League with Oso Negro, Old Dogs and Dyck’s team, Nelson Youth Soccer Selects.Kerry Dyck, a graduate of L.V. Rogers High School, was a key cog in Nelson Youth Soccer for many years, coaching and serving on the executive. He was also coach and manager of the Hume Innkeepers for many years, helping the squad capture the 2017 Mallard’s Men’s Open League last fall.Kerry Dyck was also honoured last month by BC Soccer, claiming the Awards of Merit.Kerry Dyck was nominated by the BC Soccer Membership as well as the Board of Directors for recognition of contributions to soccer, during a period of ten or more years, as a player, manager, coach, official, or administrator at the club/league or district Level. The announcement was made during the spring by BC Soccer Association.last_img read more

Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles leads tributes as Chas Hodges dies age 74

first_imgTOTTENHAM legend Ossie Ardiles tweeted his tribute to Chas Hodges, who died this morning aged 74.Ardiles said: “So so sad to hear of @ChasnHodges passing.4 Ossie Ardiles tweeted his tribute to Chas Hodges after the star passed away this morning aged 74Credit: PA:Empics Sport4 Hodges and his musical partner Dave Peacock were popular among Tottenham fans for a series of Spurs singlesCredit: Getty – ContributorSinger Chas Hodges has died at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer”Wonderful musician, wonderful man. Always generous, always smiling. Spurs trough and trough.”Big Thanks for this marvellous song you gave us that will be always in our hearts.”RIP my friend. Thoughts & prayers with his family and friends.”Hodges was immensely popular among Tottenham fans and as part of his duo with Dave Peacock.Most read in footballLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startART ATTACKInside Arsenal’s celebrations as Arteta is showered with champagne as he dancesLive BlogTRANSFER NEWS LIVEStones update, Sancho latest, Havertz to Chelsea newsSo so sad to hear of @ChasnHodges passing. Wonderful musician, wonderful man. Always generous, always smiling. Spurs trough and trough. Big Thanks for this marvellous song you gave us that will be always in our hearts. RIP my friend. Thoughts & prayers with his family and friends— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) September 22, 2018 4 Ardiles, in action for Spurs against Arsenal, labelled Hodges a “wonderful man”Credit: Getty Images – GettyThey performed four FA Cup final songs with Spurs, including Ossie’s Dream in 1981, which reached number five in the charts.Tottenham also paid tribute to the star on Twitter, after he passed in the early hours of this morning following a battle with oesophageal cancer.Spurs said: “Everyone at the Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own, Chas Hodges.”Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”Video for classic Chas and Dave track Snooker LoopyEveryone at the Club is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our own, Chas Hodges. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/AMB7pWHUa4— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 22, 2018 4 Hodges, right, recording Hot Shot Tottenham in 1987 alongside Peacock, left, and Clive Allen, centreCredit: PA:Press Associationlast_img read more

Liverpool and Southampton miss out Real Madrid star arrives for Real Sociedad medical

first_img1 Asier Illarramendi Asier Illarramendi is set to undergo a medical ahead of a return to Real Sociedad despite late interest from Southampton.The Real Madrid midfielder is available this summer and had been linked with Liverpool until former club Sociedad became the clear favourites to sign him.Yet there were suggestions on Tuesday that Southampton were interested in making a move for the Spaniard as Ronald Koeman looks to strengthen his side for their Premier League and Europa League campaigns.But that now looks unlikely with Illarramendi back in Sociedad for a medical, with Marca claiming he told reporters he is ‘happy’ to complete the move.Reports in Spain suggest the fee agreed for the 25-year-old is around £11.7million, which represents a huge loss for La Liga giants Real, who paid Sociedad €32.2million [£23.5] for Illarramendi’s services just over two years ago.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgLA MIRADA – The City Council has approved a 4percent pay raise for city employees. The council action Tuesday night also maintains benefits and commits to adjusting salaries to about the median level in comparison to surrounding cities. As part of the action, the council also created a full-time aquatics center manager and community services coordinator to help run the proposed aquatics center. Dog vaccine clinic slated for Saturday AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2WHITTIER – A dog vaccination and licensing clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave. Rabies vaccinations will be available for $6 for dogs 4months and older. DHLPP vaccinations, including distemper and hepatitis, will be available for $14 for dogs 8weeks and older. Bordetella vaccinations will be available for $11 for dogs 8 weeks and older. Animal control officers will also be available to assist with pet licensing. For more information, call (562) 940-6898. Council approves attorney pay raise LA MIRADA – The City Council has given City Attorney James Markman a rate increase – the first in three years. The billing rate will be increased by $15 per hour for all services. Markman’s rate now will be $195 per hour. The city’s annual cost for legal services is expected to increase by about $24,000. Event to explore mental health WHITTIER – The Intercommunity Child Guidance Center will host a mental health symposium from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21. Dr. Daniel Siegel will be the keynote speaker discussing his research on interpersonal neurobiology, which explores the idea that the mind develops at the crossing point between human relationships and the unfolding structure and function of the brain. A private cocktail reception will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8a.m. The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel. Tickets are $115 per person and an additional $20 for the cocktail reception. To register or for more information visit www.intercommunity.org. Vision loss lecture offered today LA MIRADA – A free lecture on vision loss will be held at 10 a.m. today at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. The lecture will be presented by the Intercommunity Blind Center of Whittier. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. Veterans to hold fundraiser Sunday SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752 will host a fundraising breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at 11912 Rivera Road. A donation of $4 per plate is suggested. All proceeds benefit VFW veterans. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. VFW post to host dinner fundraiser LA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will hold a fundraiser fish dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. A donation of $8 per plate is suggested. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. – From staff reports160Want 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

Fracking can prime faults for subsequent quakes

first_imgHydraulic fracturing in western Canada can prime faults for earthquakes that strike months after fracking ceases, reports a new study published this week in Science. Although it has long been known that the injection of wastewater into disposal wells can trigger earthquakes by increasing pore pressure and destabilizing fault lines, rarely has fracking itself been identified as the source of tremors. Typically, fracking involves injections into impermeable rock layers that inhibit the spread of fluid and increase pore pressure. Looking at seismic records near Fox Creek, in northwest Alberta, where there are six drilling sites, researchers found an intermittent set of induced earthquakes between December 2014 and March 2015, clustered around fracking operations. The majority of seismicity occurred during fracking as the elastic response of the rock caused mounting stress. However the largest quake, which had a magnitude of 3.9, struck on 23 January 2015—2 weeks after fracking had been completed. The researchers believe that a limited recovery of fracturing fluids—one well retrieved only 7% of its fluids—pressurized a fault that extended down to the crystalline basement, resulting in the series of quakes over several months. In the future, they say, drillers should take account of such risks, especially when they fail to recover fracking fluids.last_img read more

Michael Clarke retires: The game is cruel

first_imgThe Trent Bridge crowd were ecstatic and were applauding their boys. The England cricket team were acknowledging the applause and later did the victory lap after they had thrashed Australia in less than two and half days in the fourth Test to regain the Ashes urn.There were hugs, there were poses for photographs. The Englishmen on the field were living their dream. More than joy, England captain Alaistar Cook’s face was showcasing signs of relief.And amidst all this, two men, one dressed in suit, holding the microphone and the other dressed in training jersey were talking about their team’s poor showing. Shane Warne had asked Michael Clarke how it felt for him to give away the urn in such a horrendous manner.The viewers weren’t interested in hearing what the Australian captain replied, but were waiting for Warne to ask ‘that’ question, that obvious question. A lot of legends of the game have been on the receiving end of ‘that’ question.Warne didn’t wait.The legspinner doesn’t wait to ask, “What does this loss mean to Michael Clarke?””I will have one more Test in my career and then retire. I don’t want to jump ship now so I’ll have one last Test. You never want to walk away from the game but my performances have not been acceptable to me,” were Clarke’s words. Obvious, isn’t it!The cricket fraternity saw it coming, after all they have witnessed many such parting speeches.Things were brighter for ClarkeSix months back, on a Sunday afternoon, dressed in yellow, Michael Clarke was the focal point of everyone’s attention. Having led the Australian side to a World Cup victory at home, Clarke had every reason to sport a smile.advertisementThe Australians led by Clarke were clinical. The final was a match-up between two world class one-day international bowlers- Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult- who had been the nightmare for batsmen during the tournament.At one and the same time, a more subtle but crucial battle was being fought. The duel between the aggression of two captains, the attacking intent of two captains – Brendon McCullum and Clarke – proved to be the game changer. The latter outclassed the former with a brilliant display of positive intent. And that set the New South Wales man apart from rest of the modern day skippers.”Over the moon, what a tournament. Thanks to every Australian and cricket supporter out there who’ve been behind us. The team and support staff, the support I’ve had since coming back into the team, they deserve to stand there with the trophy”Time is right to walk away from one-day cricket, I’ll still be playing Test cricket,” were the words of a captain who was willing to go after leading his team to the pinnacle of one-day cricket.Unlike this time, he was not forced to make a decision.The game is indeed cruel.last_img read more

Courtois thinks Hazard should always play 90 mins

first_imgChelsea ‘Hazard should play 90 minutes’ – Courtois surprised at Conte’s Man Utd substitution Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 20:25 28/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Eden Hazard Chelsea Paul Pogba Manchester United Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Eden Hazard Manchester United v Chelsea Manchester United The Chelsea goalkeeper wants to see his Belgian team-mate play the full match where possible after he was withdrawn in the second half at Old Trafford Thibaut Courtois admits he was surprised to see Eden Hazard substituted by Antonio Conte during the 2-1 defeat at Manchester United.The Blues slipped out of the Premier League’s top four after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard earned United the points following Willian’s opener.Lingard’s winner came two minutes after Hazard had been substituted by Conte, with Pedro coming on for the Belgium international. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Chelsea were then left without their most creative spark when chasing the game and Courtois has aired his surprise at his compatriot’s withdrawal. “I have no explanation for the substitution,” Courtois told Belgian outlet Play Sports. “I did not expect it, but it’s the manager’s choice. He’ll explain it. I can’t look into his head. “Of course, you want players like Eden 90 minutes on the pitch. He can always bring something extra.”Conte has been under pressure in recent weeks, with the Blues struggling domestically. Chelsea are currently fifth in the Premier League, two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and 19 behind leaders Manchester City.Speaking after the defeat at Old Trafford, Conte suggested that Hazard had failed to maintain his high standards in the second half and that his withdrawal was merely a tactical decision.”No Hazard [is not injured], no,” he told a news conference. “It was a tactical decision. “You have to keep the same performance for 90 minutes, we didn’t have a great balance, and every single player has to try to work with the ball, without the ball, otherwise we lose our balance.”I think he’d finished his energy because the first half he ran a lot. The second half he started the same way, but when I see a player is a bit tired, my task is to find a different solution.”Meanwhile, Courtois was left deflated by the defeat at United, which came on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Barcelona in the Champions League when Chelsea had also taken the lead.”After our goal, we conceded a counter-attacking goal just like last Tuesday but in the second half we had less of the ball, but even then we should never have lost this match,” he said.”If you do not do the small things well in top matches, you lose, which is what happened.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more