It was an all-Nelson affair with the older girls taking the top prize in the U14 Division at the Terry Walgren Girl’s Rep Soccer Tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Darian Voisard scored twice and Kyra Burkart added a single to spark the U14 Selects to a hard-fought 3-0 decision over the U13 squad.All the goals came in the first half.“We were very pleased with the team’s performance feeling the players worked well as a unit, with solid play from all positions,” said U14 coach Paul Burkart.While the coaching staff of Burkart and Pat Perkins was pleased with the offensive side of the ball, the pair was equally impressed with the team defence, as Nelson did not allow a goal in four games.“Defenders Merissa Dawson, Maya Mierau, Kali Horner, Emma Gregorich and Kyra Burkart and goalkeeper Haley Cooke were rock solid in the four shut out victories,” Burkart exclaimed.The Reps opened the tourney Saturday pounding Kootenay South 8-0.Voisard, with a pair, Lakpa Dietz and Isobel Morley scored first half goals for the U14s.In the second half Bronwyn Sutherland opened up the scoring before Maddie Sternloff added a pair. Dietz concluded the scoring for Nelson.The Reps continued to cruise as the squad shutout Creston Blitz 4-0.Camille Gebhart led the scoring with one goal in each half, with additional markers added by Voisard and Sternloff.In a preview of the final, the U14 Reps dumped their younger Rep cousins from Nelson 4-0.Dawson opened up the scoring midway through the first half before Amelia Martzke and Sutherland and Voisard completed the scoring.The gold medal comes on the heels of a silver medal showing earlier this month in Coeur d’Alene Eisenwinter tournament.The Reps went undefeated before dropping the final.Nelson Select teams have a weekend off before the Zone Qualification tournaments at various sites throughout the Kootenays.The U14 Selects travel to Creston for the zone playdown.The Central Okanagan Youth Association in Kelowna hosts the B.C. Provincial B Girl’s Cup July 5-8.The boy’s tournament is the same weekend in Aldergrove.
“We’re up over 300 registrations,” said Kim Irving, in charge of registration for the Cyswog’n’Fun.”This being our 30th anniversary we wanted to have a good turnout so we offered a $30 (early bird) fee, which seemed to help.”The action begins with the starter’s pistol at 8 a.m from the beach at Lakeside Park.Competitors take to the water for the 1500 meters swim — short course, 500 meters — before switching gears to the bike for the 39 km trek on along beautiful Kootenay Lake to Kokanee Park and back.Short course participants turn at Lower 6 Mile Road.After the cycle, it’s running shoes time as competitors trek along the waterfront, around Anderson Street and then Nelson Avenue and across the orange bridge onto the rolling hills of Johnstone Road.Sprint course turns around on Valhalla Rd, returns via the bridge and turns right on Kokanee Avenue and right again on Second Street into the park.Spectators are welcome. Did you know that in 1982 the Commodore 64 computer and the first CD player by Sony were released.The shift in technology was so significant that Time Magazine named The Computer as the person of year in 1982.Another major event taking place happened in Nelson when Jennifer Stanger and Sandy and Danny Babin parlayed an idea during a trip south of the border into the Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon.Sunday, organizers, competitors and volunteers will blow out the candles on 30 years of swimming, cycling and running at Lakeside Park.
The Selkirk College Saints will be shooting for a strong finish to the first half of the season this weekend when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar Recreation Centre.The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions are getting set to head into the Christmas break and currently sit six points behind the first place Trinity Western University Spartans.Challenged by an unusual amount of injuries and struggles on the road, the Saints are eager to get regain the top ranking they’ve become accustomed to over the past two seasons.“There is so much parody in our league this season,” says Saints head coach Alex Evin.“Each weekend the standings change, so it makes each game important. One winless weekend in the Lower Mainland put us from second place to fourth place. Our players realize that we must play a full focused weekend or we will be left behind. We have had some great games in our home rink so far this season and I expect that to continue this weekend.”The Vikes, with two former Nelson Leafs — Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill — on the roster come to town after recently splitting a pair of games with the Simon Fraser University Clan.Sitting in second place and led by four-year veteran Adam Klein (22 points in 12 games), the Victoria are a much improved team after missing the playoffs last year. Willans currently is fifth in team scoring with (two goals, seven assists) nine points while Horswill is ninth with one goal and six assists.The Saints on the other hand are still reeling from a disappointing road trip to Vancouver earlier this month that resulted in 4-0 and 1-0 losses at the hands of the Spartans and the Clan respectively.“We didn’t bear down enough on our chances,” says Evin.“The goaltending was great for both teams in each of the games, including ours, but we ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard. Our goal scorers need to step up and provide us with timely goals when our other lines are not chipping in. It is a team game and we all need to find our scoring touch again.”A real bright spot this season has been the play of second year goaltender James Prigione, who currently leads the BCIHL with a goals against average of 2.30, while posting a save percentage of .910.“James has come into this season focused, in shape, and ready to play the bulk of the games,” says Evin.“So far he’s done everything I knew he was capable of and I hope our players can provide him with a few more goals, especially after being shutout twice when our goaltender was very solid.”This weekend the Saints hope to rekindle their offence led by veterans Darnell Dyck (13 points in 11 games) and Logan Proulx (11 points in 11 games). The Saints are currently unbeaten in 29 regular season and playoff games.The games this weekend are Saturday (November 29) at 7 p.m. and Sunday (November 30) at noon. All Saints home games are played at the Castlegar and District Community Centre.SAINTS NOTES: The Saints will be without key forwards Thomas Hardy (back) and Jesse Knowler (leg) for the remainder of the semester. As well Ryan Procyshyn (broken ankle) and Jamie Vlanich (knee surgery), both who have yet to suit up in the regular season, will have to wait till January to see their first action.
The Selkirk College Saints are back on the ice in preparation for the 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, but before players set their sights on wins they are inviting community supporters to join them for an enjoyable day on the golf course.The Fourth Annual Selkirk College Saints Golf Tournament tees off on September 17 at the Castlegar Golf Club. The four-person scramble is a terrific opportunity to enjoy some late season golf while helping pave the way to a successful season for the Saints. “This event has grown substantially over the last few years, becoming a focal point for our program’s success and growth within the Kootenay community,” says Saints coach Brent Heaven.The tournament will help raise vital funds for the upcoming season that will see the Saints looking to return to championship form. After capturing four straight BCIHL titles, the Saints were knocked out of the playoffs last March by the Trinity Western University Spartans.“This hockey program is a success because the community supports it in numerous ways,” says Heaven. “We’re very excited to be able to partner with Kootenay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram as our title sponsor for this year’s event and expect this to be great day for Saints’ fans and friends to meet and take part in a fun day of golf.”The 11 a.m. shotgun start tournament is open to golfers of all levels, but each team must have a combined handicap of above 30. The cost of this year’s tournament is $80 for non-members and $50 for Castlegar Golf Club members. There will be prizes for KP, long drive, long putt, the potential for a $10,000 hole-in-one (sponsored by Mallard’s Source for Sports), random draws and a 50/50. The cost of the tournament includes green fees, a delicious dinner served by The Nineteenth restaurant and a shot at prizes.To register for the Fourth Annual Selkirk College Saints Golf Tournament, you can pick up registration forms at Mallard’s Source For Sports in Castlegar, the Castlegar Golf Club, the Castlegar Campus Gym or online at gosaints.ca. Please send your registrations to Brent Heaven at email@example.comThe Saints begin their exhibition schedule at that Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on September 16 against the Eastern Washington University Eagles starting at 7 p.m. The regular season home opener is slated for October 6 against the Simon Fraser University Clan.
The Inter-provincial Hurling Squad has been named for the Semi-Final against Ulster on Saturday in Pearse Stadium (Throw in 12.30pm). In the twenty five man panel there are twenty one from Galway, three from Roscommon and one from Mayo. The Subs are: Joe Keane, Padraig Mannion, Johnny Coen, Liam Kilcline (Roscommon), David Collins, Eanna Burke, Jason Flynn, Brian Molloy, Kenny Feeney (Mayo) and Davy Glennon.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Team to play Ulster:James Skehill,Fergal Moore, Kevin Hynes, Peter Kellehan (Roscommon),Aidan Harte, Greg Lally, Gearoid McInerney,Michael Kelly (Roscommon), Andy Smith who captains the side.Conor Whelan, Joseph Cooney, Padraig Brehoney,Shane Moloney, Joe Canning and Richie Cummins.
TOMMY DUNNE CALLS FOR CONSISTENCY AS CRITICAL LAST PHASE APPROACHES“Both mindsets will be similar,” United manager Tommy Dunne explained. If St. Pats win, then they’re level with us and if we win, we go six points clear. From both camps, it’s a must-win game if there are any aspirations of doing anything in the league. We’re heading into the final phase of matches and we will be looking to get a points haul similar to the first phase, but it’s easier said than done. We’re now coming into the stage of the season where it’s hotting up. It’s a really important time for all the clubs. It’s all happening now and it leads us into the last phase with interest. We feel if we can perform to the level that we’re capable of and we can improve on our performances in certain areas, especially when we are in possession, then we can give ourselves a good chance at Richmond Park. If you don’t put a run together then you won’t challenge, you have to be consistent in your play and results.” print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email EX SAINT VINNY FAHERTY INSISTS UNITED MUST BUILD ON DUNDALK WINVinny Faherty’s deft header on the stroke of 45 sealed the points for Galway United against his former side Dundalk, but the Moycullen native was keen for the Tribesmen to build on the result when they travel to the Stadium of Light on Friday.“It was great, but I’m not trying to bring it down or anything – we just need to back that up now. We dropped points against Longford, but it was great to win against Dundalk. Now we need to move on to Pat’s to get another three points to try to move on up the table. It is up to us as a squad to keep it up, to keep building. We have a great stadium, we have a good fan base, it is a great town. There is no reason why Galway United shouldn’t be one of the top clubs in the country. It is up to us to push the club right up there.”TEAM NEWSTommy Dunne must continue to plan without the services of attackers Jesse Devers (broken hand) and Padraic Cunningham (groin).REFEREERay Matthews (Longford)GALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSVinny Faherty – 11Padraic Cunningham – 3Gary Shanahan – 3Kevin Devaney – 2Enda Curran – 2Ryan Connolly – 2Ruairi Keating – 2Eric Foley – 2Marc Ludden – 1John Sullivan – 1Paul Sinnott – 1FORM GUIDESt. Patrick’s Athletic – DLWDWGalway United – DLWDWLAST MEETING10 May 2016 | Galway United 0-3 St. Patrick’s Athletic Galway United travel to Richmond Park tonight to face St. Patrick’s Athletic in the Airtricity League Premier Division (Kick-off: 7.45pm) Three points currently separate the sides ahead of Friday’s clash and both clubs will have aspirations of keeping the pressure on Shamrock Rovers, who currently sit in 4th position in the league table.United overcame league-leaders Dundalk last week at Eamonn Deacy Park, winning 1-0. Former St. Patrick’s Athletic player Vinny Faherty nodded home the all-important winner on the stroke of half time.Ahead of Friday’s important league encounter, both clubs have recorded victories over one another in 2016 and Galway United boss Tommy Dunne will be hopeful that his side can replicate their fine performance on opening day, where the Tribesmen came from behind to win 3-1 against the Saints at Richmond Park.
Ireland 58-10 Malta Irelands fourth try scored by centre Paddy James ~ Ireland V Malta in the Carlisle grounds Bray Sat 8th October 2016© Michael Chester+ 353 87 firstname.lastname@example.org Ireland fired a World Cup warning to their rivals with a 10-try demolition of Malta in their international rugby league match at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray. The Irish Wolfhounds were too fast, too powerful and too skillful for the visiting Maltese. They raced into a 28-4 half-time lead with tries from prop Gareth Gill, wing Rob Armstrong, centres Alan McMahon and Paddy James, and hooker Connor Philips.Malta shored up their defence at the start of the second-half but further tires came through McMahon, scrum-half James Kelly twice, captain Casey Dunne and substitute Adam Boyce as Ireland demonstrated some tremendous handling skills and lines of attack.It was an impressive performance from an Ireland team comprised entirely of home-based amateur players, against a Malta Knights team of both amateurs and professionals. Several of the Irish put their hands up for inclusion in the squad for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Spain and Russia later this month when Ireland’s overseas-based professionals will also be available for selection.Ireland face Jamaica in Bray next Sunday in another warm-up match before travelling to face Spain and hosting Russia at the Carlisle Grounds on October 29th.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
The clock is counting down to Sunday’s Connacht Senior Football Final at Pearse Stadium between Galway and Roscommon. Two men who will hope to lift the Nestor Cup are Galway Captain Gary O’Donnell and Roscommon Captain Ciaran Murtagh. Kevin Dwyer Spoke to Gary O’Donnell at the Galway Press Morning at Pearse StadiumAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/GARY%20O’DONNELL%20PRE%20ROSCOMMON.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Kevin also spoke to Ciaran Murtagh at the Roscommon Press event in BallyleagueAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/CIARAN%20MURTAGH%20PRE%20GALWAY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Sunday’s big game throws in at 2pm and will be LIVE on Galway Bay Fm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
They last met in the championship in 2014 when Galway won a Connacht semi-final by five points. Sligo won two and drew one of the three championship clashes with Galway in 2010 (draw and replay) and 2012. QUARTER-FINALSJuly 14/15Phase 1:Group 1: Connacht winners v Munster winners; Ulster runners-up/Round 4 winner v Leinster runner-up/Round 4 winner.Group 2: Leinster winners v Ulster winners; Munster runners-up/Round 4 winners v Connacht runners-up/ Round 4 winners.July 21/22Phase 2:Group 1: Connacht winners v Ulster runners-up/ Round 4 qualifier; Munster winners v Leinster runners-up/ Round 4 qualifier;Group 2: Ulster winners v Munster runners-up/Round 4 qualifier; Leinster winners v Connacht runners-up/Round 4 winner.August 4/5/6Phase 3:Group 1: Munster winners v Ulster runners-up/Round 4 winners; Connacht winners v Leinster runners-up/Round 4 winners;Group 2: Leinster winners v Munster runners-up/Round 4 winners; Ulster winners v Connacht runners-up/Round 4 winner. 2018 GAA FOOTBALL ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIPSCONNACHTMay 6: Quarter-finals: Leitrim 0-19 New York 1-15 (aet), Gaelic Park; Sligo 1-21 London 1-11, McGovern Park, Ruislip.May 13: Quarter-final: Galway 1-12 Mayo 0-12, Elverys Mac Hale Park.May 26: Semi-final: Roscommon 0-24 Leitrim 0-10, Carrick-on-Shannon.June 3: Semi-final: Galway v Sligo, Pearse StadiumJune 17: Final: Roscommon v Galway/Sligo LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS2014: Galway 0-16 Sligo 0-11 (Connacht semi-final)2012: Sligo 2-14 Galway 0-15 (Connacht semi-final)2010: Sligo 1-14 Galway 0-16 (Connacht semi-final) Replay2010: Sligo 1-10 Galway 1-10 (Connacht semi-final) Draw2009: Galway 1-13 Sligo 0-12 (Connacht semi-final) QUALIFERSJune 9/10:Round 1: Derry v Kildare; Meath v Tyrone; London v Louth; Limerick v Mayo; Westmeath v Armagh; Wexford v Waterford; Wicklow v Cavan; Offaly v Antrim.June 23: Qualifiers – Round 2 (Round 1 winners beaten provincial semi-finalists)June 30: Round 2 winners – four gamesJuly 7/8: Round 2 winners v beaten provincial finalists Sligo beat London by ten points in the quarter-final while Galway beat Mayo by three points.Galway have not scored a goal in any of their last three championship meetings with Sligo and only scored two goals in the last seven meetings.Galway are bidding to reached the Connacht final for a third successive year. Sligo were last there in 2015.There were 20 places between the counties in the Allianz Football League. Galway topped the Division 1 table while Sligo came fifth in Division 3.Kevin Walsh is in his fourth season as Galway manager while Cathal Corey is in his first term with Sligo. SEMI-FINALSAugust 11: All-Ireland semi-final.August 12: All-Ireland semi-final.FINALSeptember 2: All-Ireland finalprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
DublinMarathon Galway athletes had some great performances, with GCH Ladies team putting in a strong showing, notably the indomitable Grainne Ni Uallachain, who once again clocked a sub 3-hour performance, with a time 2 hours 57 minutes, while Katie O’Regan debuted running 3.14 and the evergreen Christine Kennedy ran 3.26 at O60 level.Fastest Galway runners of the Day wereVinnie McGuinness of Loughrea, now running with Crusaders in Dublin, and Gary Higgins,formerly of GCH and now with North Sligo, who both clocked a superb time of 2hours 28 minutes, while Cathal O Reilly of Loughrea AC continued his greatrecent form with a great run coming home in 2.37. GCH men also performed well, with thetalented Gerard Cuddy fastest with 2 hours 45 and Louis Coyne running 2.53. Targetinga good run. Tuam AC athlete Sean Burke impressed with a superb 2.42 clocking,while Ger Hartnett also of Tuam AC and Shane Begley of Castlegar AC both ran sub 2.50. Cathal O’Reilly Loughrea AC who clocked 2.37 in DublinAt Masters level, Christine Kennedy atO60 and Michael Greene at O70 claimed National medals for GCH Castlegar AC runners at Dublin Marathon FrankfurtMarathon GCH performances Meanwhile in Germany, the FrankfurtMarathon saw top GCH athlete Neasa De Burca smash the three-hour barrier with aclocking of 2:59:48, and clubmate Sinead Foran having a great run to clock 3.05.Tony O’Connor was first home for the club, with a fast time of2.53, withRichard Farnan and Culan O Meara also finishing sub 3 hours.ConnachtCross CountryDay one of the 2019 Connacht CrossCountry Championships takes place in Calry, Sligo this Sunday, 3rd November, from12 noon. The event features the Juvenile Even Ages championships (U12/14/16/18age groups), and the second leg of the adult Senior League for men and women. Sunday 10th November will feature theUneven Ages Juvenile races in Beleek, Ballina, in Mayo and the finale of theSenior League.CorofinRaces This year Corofin Athletics Club, Co.Galway are offering two options for their annual road races, which will beheld Sunday morning next 3rd November, namely the usual 8k race following thesame route as recent years, and a new 10 Mile route. The 10 Mile race will start at 9am withthe 8k starting at 9.30am. Race entrants for both races are asked to assembleat the local Community Centre (Dr. Duggan Hall) 15 mins prior to the start oftheir chosen race.First, second and third place prizeswill be awarded for men and women in each race, plus multiple age categorywinners.Entry for the 8k race is €15 online and€20 on the day. Entry for the 10 Mile race is €20 online and €25 on the day.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email GCH runners post Dublin Marathon (L to R) Sandra Glennon, Eamonn Brennan, Lorraine Naughton , Aoife Power, Claire O’Shea and Sinead Flannery Last weekend saw the historic 40thedition of the Dublin Marathon, take place, incorporating the NationalChampionships, take place around the streets of the capital on Sunday last. Almost18,000runnerscompleted the 26.2-milecourse, in what were perfect conditions forrunning and fast times.