Patrick Kelly and Bobby Keeble, who were involved in a four hole playoff for the Carris Trophy at Royal Cinque Ports last week, have both been selected in the England team that will defend the Boys Home Internationals at County Louth Golf Club in Ireland on 7th – 9th August. Keeble (Abridge, Essex), who finished runner-up, is one of five new caps in the 11-strong team, the others being Robert Burlison (Oxley Park, Staffordshire), Daniel Brown (Bedale, Yorkshire), Joe Dean (Lindrick, Yorkshire), and Jack Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI). The rest of the team is: Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Kelly (Boston West, Lincolnshire), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield, Yorkshire), Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent), Toby Tree (Worthing, Sussex) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park, Lincolnshire). Overall there are four members from Yorkshire, including two of the team, Brown and Dean, that has qualified for the Boys County Finals. Keeble, 16, finished tied sixth in the south East Boys qualifying and is the newly crowned Essex champion, while Burlison, 17, the Staffordshire Youths champion, is a former under 16 cap who finished runner-up in the South of England Boys last year. Brown, 17, finished joint seventh last week in the under 18 championship for the Carris Trophy at Royal Cinque Ports, while Dean, 18, won the Poncat Dutch Junior Open recently and has finished runner-up in the Fairhaven Trophy and the Northern Boys qualifying. Singh Brar, 15, was a joint winner of the Junior Champion of County Champions tournament last year and finished sixth in the McEvoy Trophy and in the English under 16 championship for the McGregor Trophy. Fitzpatrick, 17, was another joint winner of last year’s Junior Champion of County Champions tournament when he finished second on the EGU boys Order of Merit. This year he has won the Selborne Salver, second in the Berkshire Trophy and Hampshire Salver and equal third in last week’s Carris Trophy. Kelly, the new under 18 champion, became a boy cap in last year’s Boys Home Internationals and played in the recent European Boys Team Championships, having been an under 16 international. He finished runner-up in the British Boys last year but won the Fairhaven Trophy in April. Marsh, 17, earned his first boy cap in the recent European Boys Team Championships in Sweden and has finished joint runner-up in the McEvoy Trophy and joint third in the Fairhaven Trophy this year. Orrin, 18, another former under 16 cap, has been a boy international for two years. The newly-crowned Kent champion is enjoying a successful season with second places in the Darwin Salver, McEvoy Trophy and Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and third in last week’s Carris Trophy. Tree, 18, made his full England debut against France in May but earned his first boys cap in the Boys Home Internationals two years ago. Won the Gauteng North Open in South Africa early in the year, was a quarter finalist in the recent Amateur Championship and finished fifth in the Carris Trophy. Turner, 16, is the Lincolnshire boys’ champion who stepped up from under 16 level to a boy cap in the recent European Boys Team Championships. Finished third in this year’s Fairhaven Trophy and fourth in the McGregor Trophy. Under its current format, England has a fine record in the Boys Home Internationals having finished champions 17 times, including last year in Wales. Image of Bobby Kebble © Tom Ward. 2 Aug 2012 Five new caps in Boys Home Internationals squad
Leading England amateurs will follow in the footsteps of Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Olympic champion Justin Rose when they head to Spain later this month to defend the Seve Ballesteros Trophy in a mixed international. The match has always featured top players, with Garcia and Rose featuring in the 1997 teams. The roll of honour also includes Tommy Fleetwood, David Howell, Jose Maria Olazabal, Alvaro Quiros, Pablo Larrazabal and Ignacio Garrido. This year’s team includes Amateur Champion Scott Gregory, British stroke play champion Sophie Lamb, English amateur champion Dan Brown and Lytham Trophy winner Alfie Plant alongside Louisa Brunt, Gemma Clews, Bradley Moore, Marco Penge, Georgia Price and Jack Singh-Brar. The two-day match takes place at El Saler Golf Club, Valencia, from 29-30 April. The event started in 1985, is played biennially and became a mixed event in 2015, when England won at Burnham and Berrow, Somerset. It was the team’s 14th win, while Spain have won twice. The players Dan Brown, 22, (Masham, Yorkshire) is the English amateur champion and also won the North of England amateur. He tied third in this season’s South African stroke play and shared the qualifying honours in the South African amateur championship. Louisa Brunt, 18, (Royal Birkdale, Lancashire) made her English women’s team debut in the recent European Nations Cup. She was an England girl international who last season won the women’s Pleasington Putter. Gemma Clews, 22, (Delamere Forest, Cheshire) has just won the Delamere Comboy Scratch and the Hampshire Rose. She helped England win the 2016 women’s Home Internationals and was third on the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit. Scott Gregory, 22, (Corhampton, Hampshire) won the 2016 Amateur Championship and has subsequently played in The Open and The Masters. He helped England to win the world silver medal at the Eisenhower Trophy and won the 2016 England men’s Order of Merit. This season he has won the New South Wales Amateur. Sophie Lamb, 19, (Clitheroe, Lancashire) is the British women’s stroke play champion, won the England Golf Women’s Order of Merit and helped England win the Women’s Home Internationals. She was runner up in the 2017 Hampshire Rose. Bradley Moore, 19, (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire) was joint runner-up in the 2016 Lytham Trophy, was in England’s winning team against France and helped Europe win the Bonallack Trophy. This season he was third in the Avondale Amateur in Australia. Marco Penge, 18, (Golf at Goodwood, Sussex) was runner-up in both the New South Wales amateur and the Spanish amateur championships this season. Last year he tied for the French amateur before being pipped in a play-off. Alfie Plant, 24, (Sundridge Park, Kent) won the 2016 Lytham Trophy and sank the birdie putt which secured England’s world championship silver medal at the Eisenhower Trophy, where he was third individually. He was runner up on the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit. Georgia Price, 23, (Bude & North Cornwall) was runner up on the 2016 England Golf Women’s Order of Merit after results which included second place in the English stroke play and third in the British stroke play championships. Jack Singh Brar, 20, (Remedy Oak, Dorset) has just won the Selborne Salver and the Hampshire Salver. He was runner-up in the prestigious 2017 Avondale Amateur in Australia, has had solid results in this season’s match play events and represented England in the European Nations Cup. Caption: Dan Brown, watched by Bradley Moore (image © Leaderboard Photography) 18 Apr 2017 Leading players to defend Ballesteros Trophy
Track and field is expected to again dominate tonight’s RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards ceremony as the island’s sporting standouts are recognised.Rio de Janeiro 2016 multiple gold medallists Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson are the overwhelming favourites for the top honours at the gala event, which takes place at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel at 7:00 this evening.If all goes according to the script, it will continue the sport’s dominance of the awards.Bolt was nominated for his dominance at the Rio Olympics, winning gold in the 100 and 200 metres and the 4x100m relay, taking his overall total of Olympic gold medals to nine.Sprint hurdler Omar McLeod won gold in the 110m hurdles event in Rio, the first Jamaican to triumph in the event at the Games. He also became the first Jamaican men’s 60m hurdles champion at the World Indoor Games held in Portland, Oregon, last February.West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels is the third and final in the men’s section, and this is for his top score of 85 not out to guide the West Indies to the ICC World Twenty20 title last April.OLYMPIC DOUBLEElaine Thompson became the first woman to win double Olympic gold in the 100 and 200m sprints since 1988 and took a silver medal as part of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay team in Rio. She also equalled the national record of 10.70 in the women’s 100m sprint at the JAAA’s National Championships in June and also won the Diamond for the women’s 100m in the IAAF Diamond League in 2016.Last year’s winner, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, had a creditable 2016 after taking bronze in the 100m sprint and silver in the 4x100m at the Olympics, while carrying a toe injury.Alia Atkinson is also nominated for breaking the 50m short-course breaststroke world record in a time of 28.64 seconds at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo, Japan last October.Shericka Jackson is also nominated for her 400m bronze at the Rio Games, while cricketer Stafanie Taylor has been nominated for leading the West Indies Women’s team to victory in the ICC Women’s World Cup in India in April.The People’s Choice Award allows the public to vote for its favourite performance of 2016 and it includes five entries: Atkinson’s world record swim; Thompson’s 200m Olympic Final gold medal run; Calabar High’s Christopher Taylor’s brilliant anchor leg, which swept his team to victory in the 4x400m relay final at the 2016 Grace Kennedy ISSA Boys’ Championships; Michael Binns’ spectacular goal from 35 yards for Portmore United against Montego Bay United in the Red Stripe Premier League Final; and Yona Knight-Wisdom’s series of dives to qualify for the 3m springboard semi-final at the Olympics.The Victoria Mutual Building Society Youth Award is a new category, and here, nominees will be those considered “new talent”, under 21 years old, and not professional.
…400 passengers affectedFly Jamaica airlines has announced the cancellation of its non-stop flights coming out and going into the John F Kennedy International (JFK) Airport.The airline on Tuesday said as a result of a snow storm, it was forced to make the cancellation.In a notice posted on its website, the airlines said as a result of inclement weather it will waive the charge and airfare for passengers who are scheduled to travel today.Meanwhile, on Tuesday the New York Times reported that an unyielding winter is about to dump yet another major snowfall on the New York region, with forecasters projecting more than a foot of snow just as the calendar ticks toward spring.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday evening that all public schools in New York City would be closed today.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning, estimating that snowfall will likely begin early Wednesday and that total accumulations of 12 to 16 inches are expected.“Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the evening commute on Wednesday,” the service wrote.
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1 Everton boss Roberto Martinez is already looking forward to an exciting Premier League campaign as he approaches pre-season with a fully-fit squad.The Toffees dropped below their usual standard for lengths of last season but their crucial summer build-up was limited with a handful of stars – like Romelu Lukaku and Leighton Baines – returning from the World Cup in Brazil fatigued or injured.Now, however, Martinez is preparing to start the upcoming season with a full compliment of players who will be well-drilled in his chosen formation and possession-based style.“Of course, it’s a real advantage,” Martinez said when asked about having a full pre-season with senior stars.“Last season was probably the worst case scenario when you are preparing in pre-season and players are only just coming back from the World Cup.“It’s not just the time you need to allow players to recover and regenerate, it’s the mental fatigue they bring into their club form and then how long it takes to get back to their normal level.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“He’s trying to overcome a six-year legacy of borrowing money, and I think he’s finding it difficult to have credibility on the issue.” While Bush signed off on a $460 billion defense bill, he vetoed a $150 billion bill funding the Labor and Health and Human Services departments. And he also has set the stage for rejecting a $105.6 billion transportation bill that exceeds his budget by $2.3 billion. But the two measures alone include more than $36 million for pet projects in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Chief among them: $2.3 million that Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, obtained for Needles Highway improvements; $1 million that Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, secured for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority; and more than $500,000 that Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, got for the Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush has placed himself squarely between the Southland and millions of dollars for transportation and social services, blocking two appropriations bills in an attempt to rein in spending. Congress is gearing up for a battle, with House Republicans upholding presidential vetoes and Democrats accusing their GOP counterparts of ignoring the poor while suddenly rediscovering fiscal conservatism. But caught in the middle are dozens of Southern California legislators’ pet projects – known as earmarks – for everything from roads and hospitals to job-training programs, museums and after-school groups. “I think the president has decided that politically, it’s better digging his heels in,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, who is on the House Appropriations Committee. Still, every Southland Republican has backed Bush’s veto of the bills, despite the possibility of losing hundreds of thousands of dollars for their own districts. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, is among them. The congressman’s vote against the bills may mean forfeiting about $750,000 he secured for museum and hospital transportation programs, but McKeon said he can’t support rampant overspending. The Labor/HHS measure alone busts Bush’s budget by nearly $10 billion. “A billion dollars is a lot of money, and I think it’s about time we start thinking about it here,” McKeon said. But when Republicans were in the majority, McKeon and his GOP colleagues routinely voted for bloated spending bills, and Bush signed every one of them. For example, the 2005 Labor/HHS measure – the last time the House passed that appropriation – was $3.7 billion over Bush’s request. Asked what makes him more fiscally steadfast this year, McKeon smiled and noted that Democrats made unchecked spending a winning issue in the 2006 campaigns. “We finally learned our lesson,” he said. “I think the president learned, too. I thought the Democrats learned, but it looks like they didn’t.” Not that Republicans are getting the kind of cash they used to reap for pet projects. In previous years, GOP lawmakers like Dreier and Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks, would issue press releases announcing $14 million worth of funding in a single bill. Now – according to a compilation of funded earmarks created by the Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense – the average Southland Republican brought home a total of $1.5 million from the 10 House-passed spending bills. But things are very different for Democrats, who for the first time in years are funding with ease projects that they had to fight for under GOP control. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, for example, secured a total of $14 million – including $3 million for Cedars Sinai Medical Center. For his part, Berman obtained $10.4 million, including money for the San Fernando Valley Family Center; and Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, brought in $9 million, including money for gang prevention in Van Nuys and the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda. And few have discovered the privileges of membership in the House Appropriations Committee as much as Schiff. In his first year on the funding panel, the Pasadena congressman brought home $9.7 million for projects in his district and helped secure another $1.9 million with other lawmakers for regional programs. They range from $1 million for California’s gang-reduction program to $350,000 for Glendale Adventist Medical Center for facilities and equipment. Some, he said, are projects that for years he was unable to fund while the House was under GOP control. “It’s nice to be able to help them,” he said. Not every Democrat is awash in funding, however. According to Taxpayers for Common Sense, Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, brought in about $1.6 million from solo requests for funding and another $2.4 million from joint requests with other lawmakers. Similarly, Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, secured $1.6 million for her district and another $5.7 million in joint projects. Steven Ellis, vice president of the taxpayer group, said that’s because – despite GOP contentions of vastly overstuffed spending bills – Democrats actually are funding slightly fewer pet projects. “There are fewer earmarks,” Ellis said. “I’m not na ve enough to think that everything was going to change overnight. “It’s really easy to pack on the pounds, but now it’s time to work out and cut some calories and cut some fat.” The Southland lawmaker who most breaks the mold is Lewis, who secured about $126 million for local projects – more than even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who secured a total of $81 million for California. “That’s not right. You had better check your information,” Lewis said, when asked how he, now in the minority party and no longer chairman of the powerful spending committee, managed to secure so much. Yet a close examination of the earmarks – which for the first time now under House rules must be made public along with the lawmaker requesting the money – shows that Lewis is indeed the Southland’s big moneymaker. Not only did he bring in more than Pelosi, he is among the top three pork-bearers in the entire House. Only Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., and Bill Young, R-Fla., brought home more money.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Shay Given has helped the nation breath a collective sigh of relief after he revealed that he is fine for Euro 2012.There had been concern the Lifford man was carrying a knee injury and might struggle to start.But Shay tweeted a message to all of his fans saying that the news is good and that he has to just rest for a few days. Given told of the good news via Twitter. The Aston Villa goalkeeper tweeted: “All good news ref my knee. Just gotta rest for a few days and then back training next week. Thanks for all the kind messages #COYBIG” SHAY GETS ALL CLEAR AFTER KNEE SCARE was last modified: May 24th, 2012 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 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)
The President of the New Zealand Rugby Union will visit Donegal this weekend to view the remarkable new €1,500,000 pitch and clubhouse development a small rugby club has undertaken in partnership with a local GAA team.Legendary former All Black Bryan Williams will unveil a plaque in Dave Gallaher Park on Saturday 3rd November at 1.30pm officially opening the section of the shared rugby/GAA facility that will be home to Letterkenny RFC.Earlier in the day, the former Rugby World Cup coach will take a session involving young players and under-age coaches at Letterkenny RFC. New Zealand-based writer Matt Elliott will also conduct the Irish and UK launch of his new Harper Collins biography Dave Gallaher: the Original All Black Captain at the event.Mr Williams and Mr Elliott will be joined in Letterkenny by the President of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), Billy Glynn, and current coach of the Ulster team, New Zealander Mark Anscombe.Born in the village of Ramelton, five miles from Letterkenny, Dave Gallaher emigrated to New Zealand with his family as a boy. He became the first man to captain a team referred to as All Blacks in 1905 and is credited with helping make rugby the national sport of New Zealand.Dave Gallaher was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in 2011 and, in the same year, was commemorated by a statue outside Eden Park, Auckland ahead of Rugby World Cup 2011. He is commemorated by the Gallaher Shield, the premier annual club competition in Auckland, and the Dave Gallaher Trophy, which was first contested by the All Blacks and France in 2000. Seven years ago, a party of All Blacks led by captain Tana Umaga, visited the undeveloped sports ground and named the rugby club’s pitches after Co. Donegal-born Dave Gallaher. That event, including a pilgrimage to Gallaher’s birthplace in the nearby village of Ramelton, made headlines all over the world, and since then the club have been striving to develop a ground that is worthy of their famous patron.Bryan Williams is currently director of rugby at the Ponsonby RFC, the New Zealand club Dave Gallaher played for more than a century ago and he coached the Samoan team in Rugby World Cup 1999.Mr Elliott said the historic legacy of the Irish sportsman – which was already truly extraordinary – now included an outstanding contribution to revitalising the sport he loved in his birthplace.“The fact that Dave Gallaher is helping to deliver interest in rugby in Letterkenny more than 130 years after he and his family left this area is quite astonishing and reflects the rich legacy – sporting and otherwise – of an extraordinary life,” he added.Chairman of Letterkenny RFC, Michael McGinty told those present that it was appropriate the All Blacks had sent their most senior representative to Ireland for the event. “When we initially asked the NZRU for help in sharing the story of Dave Gallaher with people in Ireland, we explained that we hoped an All Blacks link might also deliver a much-needed boost for a club struggling to promote rugby. Their positive response and the subsequent All Blacks visit delivered on this beyond our wildest expectations.“Since the All Blacks left us seven years ago, we have been working tirelessly to make the most of the legacy they gave us. A new under-age structure exists within our club now and many of these young players were inspired to take up the game by our New Zealand connection.“Thanks in no small part to the partnership with our friends in Letterkenny Gaels, we have been able to put world-class facilities in place at Dave Gallaher Park – including clubroom, changing facilities and two top-class pitches. This will help ensure that any Donegal kid who dreams about being the next Dave Gallaher has the best possible chance to realise their dream,” he added.Part of a pioneering Rugby-GAA joint initiative The development of this sporting facility, at a cost of almost €1,500,000, represents a pioneering partnership between Letterkenny RFC and recently-formed local GAA team, Letterkenny Gaels. The collaboration, which the club believes helped the project attract significant funding from the National Lottery, entails the rugby and GAA teams taking on a role as anchor tenants whilst retaining their own separate identity, playing and training pitches within the campus at the Glebe.Denis Faulkner is a director of Glebe Holdings, the company that contains nominees of both clubs and has overseen the facility’s development. He said the partnership arose after both clubs found they were bidding against each other for land on which to construct playing facilities.“We became aware of this because people involved with the Gaels had also been members of Letterkenny RFC. It made sense to pool resources. The clubhouse has been organised to offer each tenant their own space and respect their distinct sporting identity.“A further development is planned, subject to finance, which will include floodlighting and all weather playing surface. The facilities are also used by other local community sports groups including Letterkenny Athletics Club, Cricket Club, and Archery Club and for social family fun days.”ALL BLACKS LEGEND TO VIEW SHOWCASING OF €1,500,000 DONEGAL RUGBY CLUB DEVELOPMENT was last modified: October 31st, 2012 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 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:All BlacksBryan WilliamsLetterkenny RFC
FEARS are growing over Donegal ash trees as a killer disease which is wiping out plantations across Europe was detected in the North.The deadly Ash Dieback tree disease – caused by the Chalara fraxinea fungus was identified in imported young saplings at five sites in Co Down and Co Antrim last night.Statutory notices have been served on owners of the plantations requiring the destruction of about 5,000 affected ash saplings. Other sites are also being investigated as part of an continuing surveillance programme.Similar outbreaks were found in Leitrim just three weeks ago.They were discovered in imported saplings – and 33,000 trees destroyed to prevent its spread. FEARS GROW FOR DONEGAL ASH TREES AS KILLER DISEASE SPREADS was last modified: November 17th, 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:FEARS GROW FOR DONEGAL ASH TREES AS KILLER DISEASE SPREADS