Quarry plan queried

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Body heat tapped for power

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National Go Games Week Is Launched In Croke Park

first_imgUachtarán CLG, John Horan, is delighted that the GAA, LGFA, and CamogieAssociations are working closely together to promote Go Games throughoutIreland. “The aim of Go Gamesis that every girl and boy between the ages of 6 and 11 will have positiveintroduction to Gaelic games. It is vital that three Associations are workingclosely together to make this a reality and, thankfully, this is the case. Themagnitude of National Go Games Week is testament to this.”Ladies GaelicFootball Association President Marie Hickey commented: “We were delighted towelcome 62 clubs, representing 31 counties, to Croke Park on Monday, April 15.“Each year, the LGFAis assigned one day at Croke Park and in 2019, we ran an Under-10 Go GamesBlitz.“Go Games blitzeswere held across the country in March, with all participating teams enteredinto a draw to make it to Croke Park.-2-“The players andmentors from each of the lucky clubs had the experience of a lifetime when theylined out at Croke Park.”Uachtarán an CumannCamógaíochta Kathleen Woods said: “These eight days of Go Games are a fantasticoccasion for boys and girls from across the country to experience playing onthe hallowed turf of Croke Park and also to take part in blitzes throughout thecountry. These are the future stars of our games and this experience caninspire lifelong journeys in our games.”Pat Culhane, GAANational Games Development Officer, noted that “57,000 children participated inNational Go Games Week last year and we are hoping for even bigger numbers thisyear.”Encouraged by theresponse of clubs and primary schools in Ireland, Culhane is adamant about therelevance of the Go Games initiative.“The GAA, LGFA andCamogie Association are making a massive effort to re-energise the whole GoGames initiative this year. Go Games are hurling/camogie and Gaelic footballfor children up to 11 years of age – there are no other types. It is nationalpolicy of each Association. The “Go” means that every boy and girl should getan opportunity to play in every game, for the whole game. The emphasis is onparticipation, taking precedence over performance and winning. One in threechildren aged 6 to 11 play Go Games every year in Ireland. It is a giganticsocial movement, which aims to maximise participation, fun, friendship, fairplay and sense of achievement for all. This cannot be achieved by childrensitting on sidelines.”Social Media:#GAAGoGamesprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email National Go GamesWeek should see 60,000 children getting an opportunity to play in blitzes ineach of the 32 counties during the school Easter holidays to mark the start ofthe 2019 Go Games playing season. Also, 8,000 children will play in Croke Parkover an action-packed eight days.last_img read more

Froome triumphant in 100th Tour de France

first_imgBy Julien PretotChris Froome crossed the Champs Elysees finish line arm in arm with his beaming team mates on Sunday to win the 100th Tour de France and hand Britain a second successive triumph in cycling’s biggest race.In three weeks of racing, the Kenyan-born rider dominated in the mountains and time trials and fought off the inevitable innuendo that has long accompanied an event tainted by a string of doping scandals.Froome was untroubled on the 21st and final stage, a 133.5-km ride from Versailles which ended in an evening sprint giving German Marcel Kittel his fourth stage win as the sun set on Paris.The Briton led Colombia’s Nairo Quintana by four minutes and 20 seconds in the overall standings, with Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez third, a further 44 seconds back.“This is one yellow jersey that will stand the test of time,” Froome said in his podium speech, in a reference to the many doping scandals the sport has struggled with.Froome is the first Tour champion to be crowned since Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven titles for doping and some of the 28-year-old’s performances in the 2013 race were inevitably greeted with suspicion.“I’m glad I’ve had to face those questions – after all the revelations of the last year. I’m glad that’s been channelled towards me,” Froome told ITV television.“I’ve been able to deal with it. Cycling has changed – the peloton is standing together.”Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford, anticipating the scepticism around the Tour in the wake of the Armstrong scandal, said: “When you think about the future of cycling, you see that it is in good hands with Chris.“He is an outstanding man. I have no doubt on his victory. We are in a transition period with all these young riders who have not lived the doping era.”Froome follows on from compatriot and team mate Bradley Wiggins, who sat out of this year’s race for health reasons.He built his success on awe-inspiring attacks in the mountain climbs as well as his time-trialing ability. It quickly became clear that his rivals would have to fight for the other podium positions.“Crossing the line with the guys brought tears to my eyes. I expected it to be big but this is something else,” Froome said.“I think it is going to take a while to really sink in. This has been a spectacular race.”“What a great team,” Australian Richie Porte, Froome’s lieutenant, told reporters. “The Tour is always special, we saw it last year with Brad. It was probably harder this year, it’s incredible.”In keeping with Tour tradition, Froome sipped champagne with Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford and sports director Nicolas Portal as the peloton left the Chateau de Versailles in the late afternoon at a leisurely pace.Quintana claimed both the polka-dot best climber’s jersey and the white jersey for the best young rider.Rodriguez, who lit a cigar shortly after the start, became the second rider to finish on the podium on all the grand Tours (France, Spain, Italy) without actually winning one.Alberto Contador, the 2007 and 2009 champion, finished fourth after cracking on Saturday’s penultimate stage.The Spaniard, however, had his moment on the podium on the Champs Elysees as he won the team classification with Saxo-Tinkoff.France’s Christophe Riblon, who won the spectacular l’Alpe d’Huez mountain stage, was named the most aggressive rider in the race.Peter Sagan of Slovakia, retained the green jersey for the points classification and had dyed his hair and goatee beard to match it.Kittel came out on top in a three-way sprint finish to the line, edging ahead of compatriot Andre Greipel and Britain’sMark Cavendish who was looking for his fifth straight final-stage win.“Once again thanks to my team mates, it’s a collective effort,” said Kittel.Cavendish conceded he was beaten by a stronger rider.“Kittel was faster. I did 1,500 watts and usually when I do 1,500 watts I win by a few bike lengths,” he said.Lieuwe Westra became the first rider to abandon the Tour on the Champs Elysees since 1977.last_img read more

Kubica to make F1 comeback with Williams in 2019

first_imgPolish driver Robert Kubica, whose Formula One career seemed over when he partially severed his right forearm in 2011, will make his race comeback with Williams next season, the team announced on Thursday.The 33-year-old, who won the Canadian Grand Prix with BMW Sauber in 2008, will partner British rookie George Russell at a once-dominant team that has fallen on hard times and is currently last in the standings.“Being back on the F1 grid next season will be one of the greatest achievements of my life,” said Kubica, whose last Formula One race was in 2010 with Renault, of his remarkable turnaround.Kubica served as Williams’ reserve and development driver this year after missing out on the race seat to Russian rookie Sergei Sirotkin, who has scored just one point from his 20 races to date.The Pole’s confirmation at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix also means Canadian Lance Stroll will be moving to Force India, with Mercedes-backed French youngster Esteban Ocon resigned to a season on the sidelines as reserve.Although Force India have yet to announce their second driver alongside Mexican Sergio Perez, they are owned by a consortium led by Stroll’s billionaire father Lawrence.Kubica thanked all those who had helped him through the dark times that followed his life-changing crash when a steel guardrail penetrated his car and arm in a minor rally in north-west Italy.“It has been a challenging journey to make it back to the Formula One grid, but what seemed almost impossible is now beginning to feel possible,” he said.“It has been a long road to get to this point, but as that challenge now comes to an end with this announcement, a new challenge begins working with Williams on track.”Kubica underwent extensive surgery after the accident and his arm remains noticeably thin and twisted.He said last year that, while recognising some limitations with the movement of his arm, he felt in better shape physically than when he was last on the starting grid.Deputy principal Claire Williams said the team had been ‘immensely impressed’ with Kubica’s strength and tenacity.“During this season his commitment to the team and the work he has put in behind the scenes has been unwavering,” she said. “He has a level of determination that is remarkable to see; and he truly embodies the Williams fighting spirit.“Having the consistency of Robert stepping up into this new role will be an important step for us as we look to fight our way back towards the front of the field.”last_img read more

September remember

first_imgSatiricus was literally scratching his head. He and the fellas had been throwing back at the Back Street Bar for the better part of the night and the words had become a bit slurred and the thinking fuzzy. With Irma following Harvey but doing most of its damage in the Caribbean, they’d been commiserating with their fellow West Indians. It had taken its toll on them!“But thank God, it’ll soon be over,” said Hari with a loopy smile. “Let’s drink to that!”“How yuh suh shore ‘bout da?” asked Bungi, while he signalled to the waitress to bring some more cutters. He’d become hungry.“Don’t you remember the hurricane season nursery rhyme, we did lin Lil ABC?” asked Hari, as Satiricus and Bungi knotted their brows. “Teacher la Rose used to whip us good when we forgot.”“Who can remember one line, get a free beer,” slurred Satiricus, hoping to buy some time and have his memory jogged.“Me remembah somet’ing” said Bungi uncertainly. “June too soon? Da mean hurricane na come in June!”“An who said fetching all that cane on your head made it soft!!” teased Hari. “One beer for you!”“July, standby!” shouted Satiricus, who was happy as a kiskadee he’d saved his honour. He’d been Miss La Rose’s pet in Lil ABC!“One for Sato!” said Hari, marking his imaginary bat like his Warriors’ hero Walton. “August – Lookout you must! Score one for me!”“Septembah, remembah!!” shouted Bungi. “But dis year, like abee na gat fuh remembah; dem hurricane remin’ abee demself!!”“October – It’s all over,” said Satiricus, proud that his brain was kicking into gear.” But I’m not sure this year it’ll be all over.”“Why?” asked Hari and Bungi – while at the same time they ticked off the score on their imaginary bats.“Miss La Rose had said the world would end when Bungi remembered the poem!” he said to laughter all around.last_img read more


first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte says the statement by Charlie Mc Conalogue TD criticising the AIB closures shows that real effects of the policies of the previous government.“We read today that there is €100 million in property in Donegal in NAMA. Effectively the tax payer is now responsible for the liabilities of these properties. This is a direct result of the reckless cosy relationship between FF and many developers as pointed out in the Reglin Watson Report.“The closure of these AIB branches and the job losses could have been avoided had FF not engaged in the mortgaging of the country,” he said. He added that it’s really time that Fianna Fail put their hands up and accept their role in the economic mess.“In the week that the Government could borrow on the Bond Market again it is important to remind the public that no one would lend this country money two years ago. It’s an improvement and should be welcomed,” he said. Senator Jimmy Harte FIANNA FAIL HAVE TO PUT THEIR HANDS UP OVER AIB CLOSURES – HARTE was last modified: July 27th, 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)last_img read more

Manchester United 4-0 Everton: Jose Mourinho’s stars rated and slated

first_img 14 14 Antonio Valencia – 9 – An absolute belter of a goal within four minutes and a magical way to start the game. Valencia’s start to the season has been highly impressive. David de Gea – 8 – click the arrow above, right, to see all the remaining player ratings – The United goalkeeper may as well have pulled up a deckchair for the first half as he had very little to do. However, he was on hand to make two crucial stops in the second – from Rooney and Sigurdsson – outlining his expert credentials. Substitute: Anthony Martial – 8 – For someone who came on in the 87th minute that was a pretty good performance. Won a penalty before converting from the spot to seal United’s fourth. Is Martial now Mr Super-Sub? 14 14 14 Romelu Lukaku – 8 – Eventually found the net late on after missing a golden chance in the first half. Strength and running power for United – something Everton were missing. 14 Phil Jones – 7 – Largely dependable in the back line for United as the Englishman continues to get regular game time under Mourinho. He doesn’t look graceful but he gets the job done. 14 14 Henrikh Mkhitaryan – 7 – Grabbed the second goal to effectively seal the result after Williams committed defensive suicide. A key creator but he can be capable of more. 14 14 Juan Mata – 6 – Struck the woodwork from a free kick but wasn’t particularly outstanding today as United’s attack largely floundered. 14 14 Ashley Young – 7 – Surprisingly good at left-back, no matter how strange that may sound. Kept Darmian on the bench and provided important width and crossing ability without looking defensively suspect. Eric Bailly – 6 – A decent performance from the Manchester United central defender though Everton perhaps had too much of look in for his liking. 14 14 It wasn’t particularly pretty but Manchester United got the job done against Everton at Old Trafford – despite the convincing look to the scoreline.As the saying goes a sign of a good team is being able to win without playing well and United’s 4-0 victory on Sunday definitely falls into that category.MATCH REPORT: Manchester United 4-0 Everton: Red Devils rout Toffees despite lacklustre performanceAntonio Valencia’s early wonder strike handed the Red Devils the advantage but the attack looked largely lethargic – the absent Paul Pogba was missed.However, Ashley Williams’ mistake within the last ten minutes allowed the home side in on goal and Henrikh Mkhitaryan made no mistake in finishing the job off.Romelu Lukaku then prodded home the third from close range with just a couple of minutes to go before Anthony Martial added a fourth from the penalty spot.So how did we rate each player’s individual performance? Scroll through the gallery above to take a look at talkSPORT’s Manchester United ratings. Nemanja Matic – 7 – Performs his role as the midfield enforcer very well and it was no different today. Breaks up the play and his passing sets others on their way. Was also the man to provide the assist for Valencia’s wonderful opener. Marcus Rashford – 5 – It was a poor day at the races for the England man as he was largely shackled by Martina. Should consider it a learning experience as he was subbed off for Jesse Lingard after an hour. Marouane Fellaini – 6 – Got the nod from the start to fill the void of the vacant Pogba. Fellaini, however, is a very different type of player and doesn’t provide the dynamism in the centre of the park. Substitute: Ander Herrera – 6 – Many expected the Spaniard to start but instead he was consigned to the bench. Subbed on for Mata with 15 minutes to go and did his job without anything to spectacular. Substitute: Jesse Lingard – 6 – Handed half an hour on the pitch but didn’t offer too much. Lingard tries hard but wayward shooting meant the overall output was low. last_img read more

‘It would be amazing business’ – Man United fans excited by fresh transfer news

first_img1 With the transfer window just around the corner, it’s no surprise Premier League clubs are planning their business.Manchester United are the latest team to have a significant rumour reported by the press and it appears, according to Sky Sports, they want to sign Schalke star Leon Goretzka on a pre-contract.The highly-rated Germany starlet, 22, is wanted by a host of huge European clubs, with Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Liverpool already in the hunt.But now the Red Devils have entered the race to land him, and you can see what Manchester United fans think about that below… Schalke star Leon Goretzka last_img read more

Paul Merson: Sam Allardyce’s Everton can beat Liverpool

first_imgSam Allardyce has what it takes to engineer the most unlikely of wins for his Everton side at Anfield on Sunday, according to Paul Merson.The Toffees face a seemingly unstoppable Liverpool team who have scored 12 goals in their last two games.But, after a dreadful start to the season, things have improved at Goodison and Allardyce’s reign has got off to the perfect start with two wins and two clean sheets.Speaking to Drive on talkSPORT, Merson believes Big Sam could surprise everybody in Sunday’s highly anticipated Merseyside derby.He said: “Everton go to Liverpool – they’ve just scored five and seven. But they’re going there with Sam Allardyce.“Last season he took a poor Crystal Palace side to Liverpool [and won].“He went to Chelsea and won at Chelsea who were the top team in the country at the time.“If anybody’s going to beat Liverpool it’s going to be him.”Listen to the game exclusively on talkSPORT from 14:15 on Sunday.last_img read more