Wally’s new adventure

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All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Finals announced for Semple Stadium

first_imgDetails of Galway’s All-Ireland Hurling Quarter Final with Clare has been confirmed by Central Council with the game being the second of a double header in Semple Stadium on Sunday the 24th of July. The First Quarter Final between Waterford and Wexford will throw in at 2pm with Galway and Clare throwing in at 4pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Carlow hurlers best day against Galway in 57 years

first_imgCarlow 3-9 Galway 2-5Carlow defeated Munsterchampions Galway in this All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling (Home) Final in a stormyand rain swept St. Brendan’s Park in Birr on Sunday afternoon last. Carlowparticularly in the first half enjoyed all-round dominance and Galway, exceptfor ten minutes in the second-half, failed to reproduce any of their semi-finalform. The Carlow team particularly the Carlow forwards outpaced and outplayedtheir rivals. They were quickerto the ball and having got to it, were much quicker at clearing it. The Galwaybacks, when unable to beat Carlow’s speedy forwards over-tackled and concededfrees. This was a fatal error, which Carlow made full use of. But Galway hadtheir share of ill luck. Martin Commins of Castlegar, who was picked to play atcentre-field, was unable to field. Kevin Shaughnessy, one of his club mates,lined out at mid-field instead. Throughout the hour the combination of SeanGleeson and Kevin Shaughnessy at centre-field did not run very smoothly. SeanGleeson, who was always dangerous, kept the Carlow pair on their toes, so muchso that the Carlow selectors decided on a switch. They brought starfull-forward Moiling Morrissey out to centre-field and sent Mick O’Brien backin his place. Although still a danger, Gleeson failed to swing the play inGalway’s favour in this sector. It is unlikely however even with the assistanceof Martin Commins and equal opportunities at mid-field that Galway could havewon this game. Carlow were superior in almost every sector of the field. Galway,who had cherished hopes of winning their first All-Ireland Hurling title in anyof the four grades since they entered Munster, must wait another year. Butalthough Galway, who started favourites, did not play any of the superbhurling, with which they so convincingly defeated Waterford and Cork in theMunster Championship, they had the distinction of having the most outstandingplayer on the field. He was their goalie, young Michael Howley of Ardrahan.  Michael, who gave a first rate performance inthe Munster final versus Cork, equalled and even excelled that performance.This young goalie was oblivious of personal danger. He went into the midst oftackles, as if he were going to a tea party. He ignored swishing hurleys andthe 2550 spectators marvelled at how he managed to keep his head. Galway canthank Michael that they were not beaten by at least six more goals. He savedfrom every angle. He caught rasping shots, cleared ground balls and he wasgiven such poor coverage by his backs that he often had to come outfield withthe ball on his stick and clear upfield in the face of oncoming forwards.  In fact, the Galway goalie had to bear far toomuch of the defensive work because the backs, suspect before the game everstarted, proved to be particularly inept. In his anxiety to clear outfield, thegoalie often left the posts unguarded and this led to him making his one andonly mistake of the hour. In the eleventh minute of the second-half, Michaelcame out to make one of his six clearances. Moiling Morrissey shot the ballback in before the goalie had time to get back in between the posts. Leftfull-forward Liamy Walsh caught the ball and raced in towards the undefendedposts but shot inches wide. This incident illustrates the weakness of theGalway defence, a weakness which can in no way be attributed to thegoalie, but to the backs alone, particularly to the full backs. Centre halfback Michael Connaughton did his utmost to steady the rocking boat. He gotlittle if no help. The Galway selectors made a change at half time. Connaughtonmoved from centre half back to right full back. Joe Lyons, who was at rightfull back, moved Into Connaughton’s place. This move did not pay off. Lyons,however played a better game In the second half than he did in the first half.A general reshuffle of the backs would have been in order, but the only otherchange the selectors made was to bring on Lex Marmion as  a replacement for Pat Fahy who had a poorgame at full forward. This change was decided on within five minutes of the finalwhistle, when it was too late to have any effect. Galway, having won the toss, decided to play against thecapricious breeze, which every now and then changed about and blew across thefield. Carlow, making full use of the strong wind were a point up within aminute. Centre forward Paddy O’Connell collected a pass from centre field manPete McGovern and with a deft flick of his left hand sent it over the bar. Carlowhad a goal in the sixth minute. This score came as a result of excellentforward combination. Willie Hogan sent the ball on to “Black” WillieWalsh, who went racing in from the corner. Having judged his position he sentin a very hard drive, which even goalie Michael Howley could not save. Carlowadded five more points, leaving the score at the twenty fourth minute: Carlow1-6; Galway 0-0. Bespectacled and cap-wearing Moiling Morrissey shotoverthree points, one in the 3rd minute, another In the 14th and the third fourminutes later. Paddy O’Connell and Liamy Walsh had the other two points in thefollowing minutes. I Galway, who upto this, had been on the defensive, now went into the offensive.Right full forward Jim Donohue missed what seemed a certain goal. He collectedthe ball near the Carlow goal line. As he took aim as full back Martin Hogancame charging over and shouldered young Jim as he shot the ball, which wentjust slightly wide of the net. Galway were not daunted by this bit of bad luck.Centre half forward Sean Devlin collected the ball in the middle of the fieldworked his way down field. He crossed to Michael Curtin who was standing on hisown. Curtin rounded in and sent a low hard shot to the back of the Carlow net.Carlow struck back and Willie Hogan had a point. Carlow were awarded a free inthe twenty eighth minute when a forward was fouled going through.“Black” Willie Walsh collected the ball in the goal mouth and in amelee he clipped it along the ground to the back of the Galway net, leaving thehalf time score: Carlow 2-7 Galway 1-0. Galway, with the wind in their backswere expected to put up a better show In the second half but not so, Carlow didall the pressing in the early minutes of the half and had the first score inthe tenth minute. Liamy Walsh sent over for a point. Walsh’s score came aresult of a pass by Paddy O’Connell. Galway had their first score in this halfin the eleventh, minute. Righthalf-forward Paddy Egan snot over a point, but no sooner was the ball puckedout than it was down at the other end of the field and in the Galway net.Moiling Morrissey had this goal, a well taken one, which was lobbed in from thewing. Galway, who up to this had been playing second fiddle, now began to setthe pace. They shot in one goal and three points between the fifteenth andtwenty-fifth minute, and one began to feel that they just might pull the gameout of the fire, but the hope was ill founded. Michael Curtin led the rally. Hesent over two points, one shortly after the other. Kevin Shaughnessy added athird point. Curtin, who was fouled going through, was awarded a twenty-oneyard free. He shot the ball along the ground and it went under the legs ofnumerous backs into the Carlow net. This score had not the desired effect andthe cheers of the Galway supporters soon faded as Carlow began to rally. TheCarlovians had enough reserve energy to forge ahead again. One of- theirforwards was fouled going through and Liamy Walsh scored a point from the free.Carlow will now meet London in the final proper at Croke Park on September 9th.For their entry into the final they can thank their fast and nippy full forwardsand their rugged and tough backs. Carlow, who were deserving winners inSunday’s game, should have little difficulty in beating London The full-backline of Pat Brophy, Martin Hogan and Tony Fortune was a satisfying combination.Brophy has a lackadasical but deadly effective style. Hogan’s lengthy puckingwas a treat to watch. The halves were equally effective and with Pat Somers asthe pivot they took enough sting out of the Galway attack to enable thefull-backs to deal with any strays that got through. The Carlow forwardsunderwent a complete re-organisation after the Leinster Championship. Theycertainly showed signs of this re-organisation. They moved with precision.Moiling Morrissey was the number one danger man, but he was given more thanadequate assistance by “Black” Willie Walsh, Liamy Walsh, and PaddyO’Connell who gave a very polished display. The only Galway defenders who didany defensive work were goalie Michael Howley, Michael Connaughton and JoeLyons. The other backs did not impress at all. Sean Gleeson played an excellentgame at midfield, although his partner, Kevin Shaughnessy, was out of the gamefor much of the hour. Michael Curtin had a very lonely hour on the full-forwardline. He had to do all the work, receiving very little assistance from Jim Donohoeor Pat Fahy. Curtin scored 2-3 of Galway’s total score 2-5. Jim Donohoe wascompletely off form and Pat Fahy had eventually to be replaced by Lex Marmion.Right half-forward Paddy Egan of Castlegar, the former senior who played inlast year’s Intermediate Final for London, played a steady, but not spectaculargame on Sunday. He was somehow lacking in the drive which he displayed in theMunster Final versus Cork. Nevertheless, he gave a satisfying display. SeanDevlin of Gort, always a resourceful forward, was also resourceful on Sunday althoughhe did not figure in the scoring. Sean who was placed at centre half-forward sentin numerous well placed balls but the full forwards either failed to get tothem or just shot wide. Cathal Stanley who came on as a sub in the game againstCork and played a great game, could not emulate that display on Sunday. Broughton at centre field in the Munster Final, he earned himself a permanent place onthe team. Although he did his best, he never struck top form. SCORERS: Carlow: M. Morrissey(1-3); “Black” Willie Walsh (2-0); Liamy Walsh (0-3); P O’Connell(0-2); W. Hogan (0-1). Galway: M. Curtin (2-3), P Egan (0-1), K. Shaughnessy(0-1). Galway: M Howley (Ardrahan),W. Fogarty (Beagh), T. Dolly (Abbeyknockmoy), J. Lyons (Leitrim). P.Shaughnessy (Kinvara), M. Connaughton (Clostoken), A Furey (Oranmore), K.Shaughnessy (Castlegar), S. Gleeson (Liam Mellows). P. Egan (Castlegar), S.Devlin (Gort), C. Stanley (Woodford), J. Donohoe (Killimor), P Fahy(Turloughmore), M. Curtin (Kinvara) Subs.: L. Marmion (Loughrea) for P. Fahy;M. King, E. Muldoon, M. Conaire, P Jordan D. Forde, F. Kenny, P. Mitchell, O.Cooke Carlow: J. O’Connell(Clonmore), P. Brophy (Tullow), M. Hogan (Urlingford), T Fortune (Carlow), WHogan (Erin’s Own, Waterford), P Somers (Carlow), T. Nolan (St. Mullins), P. McGovern(Erin’s Own, Waterford), M. O’Brien (Air Corps), W. Hogan (New Irelands), PO’Connell (Carlow), N O’Gorman (Carlow),”Black” ‘ W. Walsh (St.Mullins), M Morrissey (do.), L. Walsh (do.). Subs: B. HaytienE. Gladney, C.Haynes, B. Mulhall, R. Hickey. Referee: Mr. S. Spain(Offaly).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Yesterday afternoon’s thrilling 0-20 each draw in Network Dr Cullen Park was Carlow hurlers most famous result against Galway since the All Ireland Intermediate Hurling semi final of 1962, when the Leinster men shocked the newly crowned Munster champions Galway before sealing a famous All Ireland win in the final against London. Like yesterday, Carlow were heavy underdogs going into that game but showed remarkable spirit in upsetting the odds and deservedly winning by 3-9 to 2-5. Here is the full match report from the Connacht Tribune… All Ireland IntermediateHurling semi final – August 26th 1962last_img read more

Eagles fall short

first_imgClockwise from left: Middletown South High School linebacker Matt Saulnier l) tries to bring down Monroe’s Blake Bascom during the first half of the NJSIAA Central Group III Championship game held at The College of New Jersey in Ewing on Dec. 5. Middletown South High School running back Tim McArdle (l) makes a sprint for the end zone during the first half. Middletown South’s Brian Benedetto (r) tries to bring down the pass before Monroe Township’s Frank Roupoli (l) can break it up. The Eagles fell to Monroe Township by a score of 30-10. PHOTOS BY ERIC SUCAR stafflast_img read more

Riding bicycles at night without lights

first_imgDear Editor,“When I was young and went to school, they taught me how to write…!”They also taught me and my friends that if we must ride our bicycles at night, then it was necessary to have a headlight and rear light affixed to the bicycle. As a matter of fact, if the Policemen caught us riding at night without lights, it was treated as a legal offence.Has the law been changed? If not, can our Policemen please perform their duty of care by prosecuting the law breakers.In any event, the current practice of riding bicycles at night without lights is at best careless and at worst deadly and dangerous to the riders and the motorists who already have many other things to be on the look-out for, such as careless pedestrians, potholes, animals and, of course, other careless or inconsiderate drivers.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

No remedial works yet for defective Kato School

first_img– hundreds of students remain in limbo Hundreds of students remain in limbo as no remedial work at the Kato Secondary School has started, an official at the Education Ministry disclosed on Monday.Kato Secondary SchoolPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had stated that an audit report into the school, which pinpointed several defects in its construction, was sent to the Chambers of the Attorney General for an investigation to be conducted.But to date, Attorney General Basil Williams is yet to indicate what has become of the contractor who carried out the “shoddy work”, and whether he would be held accountable.However, an official at the Ministry has disclosed that the matter was yet to be thrashed out, even though the 400-plus students of the school were crammed into another school, which was already overcrowded.“No decisions have been made as yet,” the official said. Although Kares Engineering, the firm which constructed the school, has indicated its willingness to remedy the faults on the school, Patterson stated that given the fact it was under investigation, the firm would not be awarded the contract to fix the deficiencies.He had asserted that the company was given many opportunities to correct its poor work, but did not.The school, which was built at a cost of $728.1 million, has glaring evidence of poor construction: cracked walls and flooring, termite infested wood and cheap materials being used to build rooms.However, Kares Engineering said the school was built to “rigid specifications”.Also, although Patterson has placed the extremely defective school high on the Government’s agenda for projects to be completed, discussions have just started.There has been no advertisement for bidding for the remedial works on the school, which could cost the Government another $140 million.last_img read more

Red House lease invalid – AG

first_img… as Govt moves to reclaim Cheddi Jagan Research CentreAttorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams has stated that the 99-year lease for the lands on which the Red House is located was never formerly approved, thus rendering it invalid and allowing the President to revoke it.Red House, which Government is now attempting to take back from the Cheddi Jagan Research CentreUpon the coalition’s assumption of office last year, it was revealed that the land on which Red House sits was leased to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Inc (CJRCI) for 99 years for only $12,000 rent per year. The coalition Government had strongly objected to this and had consequently announced its intention to review the lease agreement.In a statement on Wednesday, the Attorney General posited that the Red House lease was birthed in darkness to hide its unlawfulness from the scrutiny of justice.According to Williams, the Commissioner of Lands and Surveys (CL&S) is the custodian of all Government Lands granted to him by the President, thus titling him the ‘Lessor’ when creating a lease once he has a ‘Lessee’. This is why, the AG noted, there must be evidence of the President approving leases under Section 10 of the Lands Department Act Chapter 59:01.“It is submitted that upon a proper perusal of file number 413112/11 there is no formal evidence of sanction or approval by the President of the Day and the lease is invalid,” he stated.Williams went on to explain that after the CJRC was incorporated in March 2000 as a non-profit entity, a lease was drawn up that year between the Government of Guyana and the National Trust as ‘Lessors’ and CJRCI as ‘Lessees’ however that document was not executed.He pointed out that in May 2006, then General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), former President Donald Ramotar, made an application to the CL&S on behalf of the CJRCI for a lease of Red House lands. A file was opened and in 2010 the application was re-submitted to the then Office of the President.Williams added that as of January 2011, that re-submission was also not approved as there is no evidence of any signature of the President on the purported schedule, only those of the then CL&S, Doorga Persaud, and the Manager of Land Administration, Enrico Monize, were affixed.In March 2012, a lease entered by Persaud on behalf of the Government of Guyana and Ralph Ramkarran SC, on behalf of the CJRCI was issued under Section 10 of the Lands Department Act, Chapter 59:01. The document stated that the Red House, comprising of Lots 65, 66, and 67 High Street, Kingston, Georgetown, was leased for a term of 99 years commencing from the first day of 2012, at an annual rental of $12,000 for the first three years with Government having the authority to revise the annual rent payable at the end of each and every three years.“On 30th day of March, 2012 the Red House lease was purportedly executed by the CL&S and Ralph Ramkarran SC for the lessees. Again, there was no formal approval by the President of the day, nor the National Trust, rendering the lease invalid, and a nullity in law. The President can properly revoke it,” the AG outlined.The Attorney General noted that there is no evidence of a formal approval by the Minister/President to lease the ‘Red House’ a Public Building/National Monument/Heritage site to the CJRCI. The unsigned draft lease agreement of 2000 suggests a disinclination on the part of the Minister/President to approve such a transaction.“It is submitted that the ‘Red House’ Lease of 99 years was not executed in the manner of a transport that is advertised and passed before the Court; nor was it filed as of record and annotation made against the Property by the Registrar of Deeds,” he mentioned in the statement.Earlier this year, Williams had disclosed that the coalition Government wants to transform the Red House into a facility in memory of all past Guyanese Presidents.This did not go down well with the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and its members, with former President Donald Ramotar expressing that the move represented pure “arrogance and vindictiveness”. He had told Guyana Times last year that to share the building with other Presidents would be a blatant dishonour to the prestigious Dr Jagan.“Dr Jagan lived in that house, it is the perfect memorial for him,” Ramotar stated. Moreover, the PPP had also voiced its concerns over Government’s decision.“The name ‘Red House’ is an exemplification of the fact that Dr Cheddi Jagan was, at that time, branded a ‘Red’ and Communist and due to the fact that he lived at the time in that building it became known as Red House or the Red’s House,” the Party had commented.last_img read more

Injera on a brace as Shujaa crash Zambia

first_img0Shares0000Shujaa’s Collins Injera in action against Zambia in Safari 7s. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – Collins Injera went over twice as Shujaa launched their Safari Sevens campaign with an emphatic 31-0 win over Zambia at the RFUEA Ground on Saturday morning.Shujaa who last won the title in 2016 showed their early intent with a brilliant display and Injera, playing his first Safari 7s since 2012 literally led from the front. “It feels great to be back and definitely getting two tries to top it up is awesome. We had a good start and hopefully we can maintain it to the end. There are very good teams at this tournament and we can’t take anyone lightly,” Injera said after the game.Coach Paul Feeney said; “We had a bit of a jittery start in the first three minutes but we managed to come into it. The first game is always tough but to get it over with a win is always a plus.”Shujaa’d Mike Okello in action against Zambia at safari 7s. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAFrom a Zambia scrum, Shujaa turned over possession with Injera running on the blind side and dotting down under the posts.Daniel Taabu booted home the extras as the home side took a 7-0 lead.Injera was at it again for Shujaa’s second try when he ran half the length of the pitch after Nelson Oyoo turned over possession.Taabu once again did the job on the twos as Shujaa went to the break 14-0 up.Shujaa’s Jacob Ojee is tackled by Zambia player. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOyoo then added a try in the second half before Bush Mwale went over under the posts, both unconverted.Mike Okello then finished off the job at the buzzer as Shujaa commanded a good start to the tourney.In the other group match, South Africa’s Blue Bulls played to a 24-24 draw with Russia Academy.Meanwhile, Kenya’s second tier team Morans also started their campaign with a win beating Uganda 24-10 while South Africa’s Blitzbokke picked up the biggest win yet of the day with a 61-0 thrashing of Burundi.0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Manchester United enter race to land former Manchester City man

first_img Stefan Savic 1 Manchester United have entered the race to land Fiorentina defender Stefan Savic but face strong competition from Atletico Madrid for his signature.The Red Devils are believed to have entered talks with the in-demand centre-back and a bid of around £11m could force La Viola to sell one of their key stars.Savic, 24, will be well known to fans of the Premier League – the Montenegrin made 11 appearances for United’s arch rivals Manchester City during the club’s 2011-12 title-winning campaign.And now, according to Spanish newspaper AS, it nows seem the powerful defender could move back to England again if the Louis van Gaal’s men do not sign top targets Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi.Savic, who is contracted until 2019, moved to Fiorentina in 2012 as part of the deal which took Matija Nastasic to the Etihad and has since become an important player for the Florence-based club.It has been suggested United could weigh in with a bigger offer for the defender but Atletico want to conclude a deal quickly and find an immediate replacement for Toby Alderweireld – who joined Tottenham last week.last_img read more

L.A. needs more cops and value for public’s tax dollars

first_imgPinching the public’s pennies won’t fix the financial outlook. Charging the public higher taxes and fees won’t fix it. And cutting public services won’t fix it. The problem is overspending. If the mayor and the City Council want to set the city on a stable financial path, they need live within their means. That means paying employees what they’re worth, and demanding more productivity and workplace discipline. It also means ending the massive subsidies to wealthy corporations, getting rid of sweetheart contracts with insiders and reducing the perks of elected officials and their staffs. Let’s see City Hall improve its performance before it asks for more public money or starts cutting public services.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The first foray into cost-cutting came from City Councilman Bernard Parks, whose anger at the Police Department he used to run prompted him to call on the city to renege on its promise to hire more cops with the trash-fee hike that was imposed on homeowners. Fortunately, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stood up to him, and prevailed against Parks’ effort to divert money from the city’s No.1 goal – hiring more cops. Now, the mayor has offered his own two-bit solution to the budget crunch: End the moratorium on special-event fee waivers for everything from community events to the Oscars and the L.A. Marathon. There’s a real cost to taxpayers for these events, but it’s only about $5million a year, a tiny fraction of what the trash fee generates for extra cops. Some events are worthy of public subsidies, and others aren’t, but no one has come up with a fair formula for how to decide which ones are which. But what’s really wrong with both of these proposals is that they attempt to solve the wrong problems with the wrong solutions. center_img MONEY’S tight for Los Angeles’ municipal government – despite a massive surge in city revenue in recent years. That’s because years of overspending has left City Hall with a payroll it can’t afford. To keep from admitting priorities are askew, city officials are looking everywhere for cash so that they won’t have to cut the things they love. So, naturally, they look to us. With a budget crisis looming, City Hall needs to look at how to eliminate inefficiencies and inefficient employees, low-value programs and the high cost of payroll and benefits. last_img read more