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Super letdown: Patriots routed in 2nd half, Chiefs win 42-27

first_imgMOST READ Hunt set an NFL record for a pro debut since the 1970 merger with 239 total yards.Coming off their sensational Super Bowl rally to a fifth Lombardi Trophy, the Patriots faded badly in the second half. A raucous sold-out crowd of 65,878 celebrated the unveiling of yet another championship banner, and there was plenty of talk about Tom Brady leading them to a 19-0 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAfter Week 1, though, they are winless.“Just a very poor effort and we’ll have to do a lot better,” Brady said. “Didn’t make a lot of plays tonight.” It was the first time the Patriots lost at Gillette Stadium when leading at halftime, a span of 82 games. The 42 points were the most they have allowed in coach Bill Belichick’s 17-plus seasons.They were no match for the Chiefs in the last two periods.Tyreek Hill scored on a 75-yarder and Hunt put the Chiefs in front with a 78-yarder to punctuate Kansas City’s charge after trailing 17-14 at halftime. Hunt also had a 58-yard scamper and finished with 141 yards rushing and 98 receiving. Hill had 133 yards through the air, and Smith went 28 for 35 for 368 yards and four touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s the first quarterback with 300-plus yards, four TDs and no interceptions against Belichick.Brady, the 13th quarterback to start an NFL game at age 40, didn’t look too spry. He struggled mightily in the second half and didn’t throw for a touchdown, finishing 16 for 36 for 267 yards.Patriots newcomer Mike Gillislee scored on three short runs, becoming the first player since Terrell Owens of Philadelphia in 2004 to score three touchdowns in his debut with a new team.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start Sans Fernandez and Bolick, San Beda hammers Mapua for 9th straight LATEST STORIES Kansas City’s star safety Eric Berry was carted off with 4:56 remaining with an undisclosed injury.The Patriots lost perhaps their best defensive player, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, in the third quarter with a knee injury. His absence showed on Hunt’s long TD reception. … WR Danny Amendola left in the fourth quarter with a head injury. He’s projected as New England’s slot receiver with Julian Edelman out for the season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentscenter_img Break new ground Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) eludes New England Patriots defensive end Cassius Marsh (55) as he runs for a touchdown after catching a pass from Alex Smith during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — There were big plays all over the field. The Chiefs, not the Patriots, were making them.Alex Smith threw two long touchdown passes and rookie Kareem Hunt, after fumbling on his first NFL carry, scored three times to help Kansas City stun New England 42-27 on Thursday night in the season opener.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend And Kansas City aided the Patriots’ cause with 15 penalties for 139 yards. Yet, in the end, the Chiefs looked like world-beaters.At the beginning, it seemed like an extension of February’s Super Bowl. Riled up, Brady and the Patriots tore through the opposing defense as if it belonged to, well, the Falcons, scoring in nine plays, with Gillislee surging in from the 2.One play later, they were at it again as Hunt fumbled. The Patriots took over at the Kansas City 32 and appeared to go up 14-0 on Rob Gronkowski’s diving catch. Then a replay review overturned the score, with NFL headquarters — which now makes final decisions on such reviews — determining the ball hit the ground as Gronk came down in the end zone.Gillislee was stopped on fourth-and-inches at the KC 10 and the Chiefs, looking very much like the host team, marched 90 yards in 12 plays. Hunt made up for his early gaffe by gaining 25 yards on the tying drive, which Smith capped with a sharp 8-yard pass to Demetrius Harris.The teams traded long touchdown drives, New England going 82 yards to Gillislee’s second TD, the Chiefs covering 92 yards at the end of the half before Hunt ran in with a 3-yard swing pass.Stephen Gostkowski’s 25-yard field goal was the margin for New England’s halftime edge.But the crowd’s fervor was silenced with Hill’s long touchdown on which prized free agent addition cornerback Stephon Gilmore was torched. Hunt sped down the middle behind linebacker Kyle Van Noy and DE/LB Cassius Marsh to put Kansas City in front for good.SHORT YARDAGENew England failed twice in the first quarter on short-yardage runs, by Gillislee and Super Bowl hero James White, and again in the fourth period, by Gillislee. If anyone proclaimed the Patriots were missing RB LeGarrette Blount, who scored 18 TDs last season and was a beast in such situations, well, Gillislee, who came from Buffalo as a restricted free agent, ran in for a pair of 2-yard touchdowns and a 1-yarder.ROGER, ROGERNot only did the crowd revel in the video highlights from the Super Bowl, the fans booed vigorously when Commissioner Roger Goodell was shown talking on the sideline Chiefs owner Clark Hunt during warmups. A website distributed thousands of towels featuring Goodell’s face adorned with a clown nose, and many fans also had T-shirts with the caricature. Goodell watched the game from a suite, but not with Patriots owner Robert Kraft.INJURIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’last_img read more

Los Angeles Sparks a win away from repeating as WNBA champs

first_imgLos Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike looks toward the scoreboard after receiving treatment for a cut on the face during the second half against the Minnesota Lynx in Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Sparks won 75-64. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike was sporting a clear bandage under her eye Saturday. It wasn’t hiding the five stitches she received after Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles used her arm to attempt track down a rebound in the fourth quarter in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.Ogwumike was quick to say Fowles didn’t do it intentionally.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “I saw it happening and it was like a fumble and when she went to get it she kind of flung her arm,” Ogwumike said. “It just kind of split the skin. But I think AB (Alana Beard) came up with the rebound.”It’s easy for the Sparks to find silver linings. They dominated the boards en route to beating the Lynx 75-64 in Game 3 on Friday and they’re now one win away from hoisting the WNBA Finals championship trophy Sunday at Staples Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Sparks have plenty of experience given that they won last year and can become the first team since 2002 to win back-to-back titles.“I think we have players that are competitors. We have players that know the way we want to play,” Candace Parker said. “Look, I can tolerate just losing in terms of us beating beat, them beating us. We want to make sure it’s what they’re doing and not what we’re doing in a game like this. We have to take care of what we can control. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson DAY6 is for everybodycenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Asked if she had a one-on-one talk with all of her players, Reeve simply said “no.”While the Sparks had a balanced offense, the Lynx backcourt struggled as Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen were both scoreless.“I’ve got to be more aggressive,” Augustus said. “I’ve got to get the ball. I can’t shoot air. Our offense was very stagnant. Didn’t execute the way we wanted to, so it created a lot of one-on-one situations for everything. Forces Sylvia to have to score with two people guarding her. Forces Maya to have to take contested shots. When we are efficiently flowing in our offense, I feel like no team can guard us. I wasn’t able to get as many touches because of how out of sync we were.”Reeve’s challenge to the starters was well taken.“Everything she says we know,” Moore said. “She’s very straightforward about telling us how it is. We as leaders have to continue to embrace that and do our best to improve and make changes and adjustments here and there to make sure we don’t have issues we cause ourselves.”The Sparks believe they will play well in a closeout situation.“I think we’re a different team, even from the semifinals,” Ogwumike said. “We’ve learned a lot along the way. We have experience, I guess you could say, in closing games out. Throughout the season, coach (Brian Agler) talks about winning each series. You play everybody three times and Dallas four times. I think we won every series with the exception of Dallas. We tied that series.“With that, that’s the mindset we have going in to this game. Just doing what we have to do to win this game. Everyone is pretty focused on that.” View comments Video games in the Olympics? Here’s how it might work “We can control how hard we rebound and how hard we play defensively, how we move offensively, the pace with which we play. That’s what’s important in this game, keeping both eyes on the journey.”The Sparks could envision hoisting that trophy with their fans — there was a sellout crowd of 13,500 Friday in Game 3 — and how nice that would feel. Last year, the Sparks won in Minnesota.The Lynx face elimination but can force a Game 5 in Minnesota on Wednesday with a win. They were in a similar situation last year and forced a fifth game.Fowles said she and Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve had a one-on-one conversation Saturday morning.“I think for the most part we respond well when our backs are against the wall,” Fowles said. “I don’t like those back-up-against-the-wall type of situations. Unfortunately, that’s where we are at this point. You just have to keep fighting and battling and take what comes, that’s Game 4. If we want to stay alive in this thing we have to make sure we’re energized and into what’s going on.”ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

Cariño vows to lead Perpetual to higher grounds after Final Four exit

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases College of St. Benilde had been perennial afterthought in the tournament and Cariño slowly built the team into a contender the moment he joined the Lady Blazers in 2013.“This is similar to my journey with Benilde when I led them from 7th to 3rd,” said Cariño of his tenure with the Lady Blazers. “Becoming a champion takes time, and in time we’ll get there.”“There will come a time that we will be able to fight for the championship or even become the champion.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Lady Altas had their championship dreams interrupted after San Beda handed them a three-set loss in the Final Four of the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23.Cariño said going from the fifth seed with a 5-4 record a year ago straight to the title round isn’t a one-year fix, but he knows they will eventually get there.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We didn’t overachieve, but this from the no.5 to the no.3 seed is an achievement,” said Cariño in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “I just started with this team, but this is a good start.”Cariño, who was able to lead the Lady Altas to a 7-2 record in the preliminaries, even likened his initial start with Perpetual to his previous job with College of St. Benilde when he led the Lady Blazers to the championship in Season 91. San Beda nears PCCL Final Four slot OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Macky Cariño’s first year as the head coach of University of Perpetual Help has come to an end, but he vowed he would bring the Lady Altas to the big ball in the next few years.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Blocked drains in Durban Backlands

first_imgDear Editor,The drains in Durban Backlands have been blocked for the last month, and there has been no attempt to clean them.Stagnant water is now breeding mosquitoes in the entire area. Why are we paying rates & taxes?Yours sincerely,Kit Nascimentolast_img

Gang member gets death in killing of deputy

first_imgThe courtroom was awash in sheriff green, yellow and gray as more than 30 of Ortiz’s colleagues, as well as family and friends, attended the sentencing. Ortiz’s wife gave a statement on her own behalf and that of the deputy’s 17-year-old son. She looked at and spoke to Orozco, saying her slain husband will be remembered as a good, caring man who was killed serving his department. “You will always be remembered as a coward,” Chela Ortiz said to the smallish Orozco, who was dressed in an orange-color jail jumpsuit and did not look her way. Ortiz, 35, died in June 2005 as he searched for Orozco, who had shot and wounded a man while he did yard work. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – A reputed gang member was sentenced to death Thursday for gunning down a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was trying to track him down for attempting to kill a man. Jose Luis Orozco, 29, showed no emotion as Superior Court Judge Philip Hickok handed down the sentence that jurors recommended last month in the trial’s penalty phase. The same jury convicted Orozco in March of killing Deputy Luis Gerardo “Jerry” Ortiz, a 15-year veteran who was recently married when he was fatally shot two years ago. Hickok denied defense motions for a mistrial and to reduce the sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The sentence will be automatically appealed. last_img read more

AFC fan Masinde wins Sh250, 000 Dafabet jackpot bonus

first_imgMasinde an accountant by profession was on course for Sh20, 916, 717 jackpot, needing to predict 13 correct results, but fell short by three scores.“After the tenth result came in successfully my blood started racing, but everything went wrong after I missed the last three scores,” Masinde said.“But with Dafabet also offering a bonus, I will take it but will continue until I nail it,” Masinde, an AFC Leopards and Manchester United fan said during his unveiling.Dafabet offers a daily Sh1.5mn Chap Chap Jackpot by placing Sh50 only, with bonuses from 9 correct predictions.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards fan Moses Masinde won Sh250,000 Dafabet jackpot bonusNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 – AFC Leopards fan Moses Masinde was a delighted man after scooping Sh250, 000 Dafabet jackpot bonus.Masinde just missed the Sh20mn jackpot by three scores but said he will be contended with Sh250, 000 bonus.last_img read more

How Put has started changing Harambee Stars

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach paul Put watches from the sidelines as Harambee Stars kicked off their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 21- Charles Comiskey, a renowned American Major Baseball League player, manager and team owner once said; “It is the small things in life which count; it is the inconsequential leak which empties the biggest reservoir.”Paul Put, the Harambee Stars new coach seems to have taken this kind of advice and implemented it straight on having been handed the national team job at the end of November. In his first assignment with the team, Put led the country to its seventh CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title and what was more imposing of the victory is the resilience and difference in approach the team showed.Capital Sport has learnt that the tactician has started by making minor changes in the team including diet, sleeping patterns and recovery.Biggest of them all is diet; the Belgian absolutely is not a fan of processed and fatty foods and ensures the players eat according to his requirement.“When he came in, all our fat levels were measured. Only one player had the right levels. Most of us were way beyond it. In camp now, most food is boiled or cooked with very little fat. Sausages, too many eggs, margarine.. those are now foreign things to us,” one of the players told Capital Sport.Harambee Stars players walk around the Bukhungu Stadium before they kicked off their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe also added that the coach will call them up again after the festivities and their body fat levels will be measured again.“We are going for Christmas but no fun in food. We will be on our boiled food. I can’t even dare eat what is not required because the coach is very serious. We have to get it right,”“The first few days we were complaining in low tones but after two days, we got used to it. He is very professional and particular with everything. If it is time to sleep it is time to sleep. If it is decided that today all of us are wearing green shirts, you have to wear a green shirt! He also discourages us from over-using our phones especially outside the room,” the player further intimates.The Belgian is also very particular with the recovery of the players; he wants them to have enough rest since he has insisted, the best game tomorrow depends on how you rest today.For the first time, the coach has also introduced ice baths after every game.“The doc comes round every evening, knocks and asks people to come out for the ice baths. Woe unto you if you don’t go. He checks the list himself. It has really worked for us by the way because after that you feel so refreshed,” another player adds.The tactician’s motivation methods have also been hailed by the players especially in two crucial games; the semi-final match against Burundi in Kisumu and the final in Machakos against Zanzibar.Harambee Stars players before they kicked off their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAgainst Burundi especially the players underperformed in the first half. It is said that the coach was red with fury.“It is the first time we have seen him angry. He came and told us the team that just played was not his team. It was not the team he had trained and prepared. When he cooled down he motivated us, told us to go play for ourselves. He told us “Go play for your mothers, they carried you for nine months and deserve the best,” another player attests.Skipper Musa Mohammed has admitted that the coach has brought in a lot of positive change which he hopes will push them to qualify for the 2019 Cup of Nations.“It is not that coach Stanley was not doing it but coach Put has come in with more emphasis and he has really pushed us in those two weeks. The change has been seen and this is a good start for us. Next up is AFCON and we are confident we can attain that target,” Mohammed noted.Meanwhile, the tactician has said all players including the foreign based legion will start from the same level when he calls them up for the first assignment together, preferably during the FIFA window in March.Harambee Stars winger Ovella Ochieng and defender Jockins Atudo fly in for a header during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 9, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe coach says he will give an equal chance to all players and no one will be above the other.“Everyone starts from the same level,” the coach said.He has also hailed the improvement of the players over the two weeks and says it sets him up perfectly ahead of the AFCON qualifiers.“I came one week before the tournament and the progress of the boys is unbelievable. We have to see the positives and for the negatives, leave them to me, I will work on them. I will prepare the team to qualify for AFCON,” says Put who led Burkina Faso to their first ever Cup of Nations final.The coach has also asked the fans to rally behind the team as they look to achieve the 2019 feat, expressing delight with the government coming on board with enormous support.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubSubscription Voucher One of the major golfing prizes of the year will be contested by Portsalon members on Saturday 11th May with the main prize on offer of one year’s subscription at Portsalon Golf Club. The prize will reflect the category of the winner in 2013 golfing year i.e full, affiliate, student, country etc) In the event of a family member winning the prize will be the equivalent of a single membership in either the full or country status In order to play in this major golfing event, members must have their membership paid or have an appropriate fee payment arrangement made with the club for your 2013 golfing fees.ResultsIt was a busy weekend on Portsalon golf course as the club staged a host of open competitions. With over 250 golfers taking part it was indeed one of the busiest this season. The results were as follows. Saturday the winner was Jim Mc Grath (18) 39 points, runner up Kieran O’Neill (12) 37 points, gross Martin Sutherland (4) 30 points, 3rd Enda mc Elhinney (11) 37 points. Visitor D Mc Aleenan Edenmore. The CSS was 35 points. On Sunday the main event of the week end was the Brian mc Corimick Sports and Leisure open and the winner was Michael Cannon (17) 40 points, runer up Fergus Callaghan (14) 39 points Gross D P Logue (5) 29 points 3rd James Lynch (20) 39 points Visitor N Mc Vicor The Shire. The CSS was 36 points. On Monday the with the improved weather conditions the scoring soared and the winner was Danny Mc Laughlin (26) 45 points, runner up Patrick Wallace (23) 40 points. Gross L Lennox Moyola Park (+2) 35 points, 3rd Michael Leonard (12) 40 points , Visitor D Edwards (17) Otway. On Monday there was a rare occurrence of a hole in one, Joe Logan had the honour as he holed out on the par 3 15th hole. The CSS for home players was 37 points and away players it was 34 points reduction only.The Captain Joe Harkin and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to express their thanks to the main sponsor on Sunday Brian Mc Cormick Sports and Leisure for their generous sponsorship and continued association with Portsalon Golf Club. Team NewsOn Sunday last under the direction of team Captain Kevin Mc Gonagle the Portsalon team travelled to North West for the Jimmy Bruen qualifier. The Portsalon team were lying comfortable in second place however due to an error on one of the cards the team was demoted further down the table. Nevertheless an all round good performance by the team who just missed out on qualification. On Sunday next Tony Morrison will test his managerial skills as he leads his Pierce Purcell team to Letterkenny golf club for the qualifier event. John Strain’s Jimmy Carroll team will play Omagh on Friday 17th in Omagh.Gaeltacht League.The Portsalon Gaeltacht League captains prize was staged at Portsalon golf club on Saturday last. The result was as follows winner Tony Kingston , 2nd Barry Keeney gross Tim Browne 3rd Noel Mc Cormick. The Gaeltacht League Captain Donal Callaghan would like to express his thanks to all the players who participated in this season competition.Donegal Links ClassicThe biggest and one of the most eagerly awaited golfing events in the North West is almost upon us. The Donegal Links Classic which is staged over three of Donegal’s most prestigious links golf courses Ballyliffen, Portsalon and Rosapenna golf courses. The Donegal Links Classic is scheduled to run over three days 27th 28th & 29th May 2013.The Donegal Links Classic is one of the longest running team events in the golfing calendar year and is well worth a visit for anyone interested. The format as in previous years is a team of four (gents or ladies). There is a host of prizes on offer daily team and individual prizes on each of the course on a daily basis and the overall prizes for the three days golfing. In order to ensure your place in this magnificent golfing event contact Ballyliffen Golf Club on 074 9376119Fixtures On Saturday 11th members subscription competition, Sunday 12th members competition and on Wednesday 15th May it’s a gents open competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to Play Competitions.The deadline for the match play competitions has been extended to Sunday 12th May. All entries must be in by 4 p.m The match play draws fro both singles and doubles will take place on Sunday evening.Sympathy The Captain Joe Harkin and members of Portsalon Golf VClub extend their deepest sympathy to Paul Blaney and the Blaney family on the death last week of Harry Blaney . may he rest in peace.Protect Your Course.Replacing divots is no more than good golf etiquette. So we should all think of our fellow golfers and replace our divots. In addition all members are encouraged to take a Divot Bag with them on their golfing round and replace the divot with either the mixture or the actual divot. Divot bags are available on entry to the first tee box and also at the 5th & 12th tee boxes.. Please ensure that you pick up a divot bag and assist with the course maintenance. If you forget to collect your divot bag at the first tee there is another chance to do so on the second tee.We can all play a part.Local Rule-Stakes and RopesAll members and visitors are reminded that a local rule is in operation regarding the identified areas surrounding our greens. This is an action taken to protect the areas surrounding the greens.PlacingMembers and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only was is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comGOLF NEWS: PORTSALON CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 8th, 2013 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more


first_imgGARDAI and ambulance personnel are at the scene of a road smash in Co Donegal today.Gardai say there was a collision on the N13 Letterkenny/Stranolar Rd at the Kilross junction involving one car which has left the road.Ambulance crews are also at the scene of the incident which happened earlier today. One person was injured, but not seriously. “Motorists are advised to take an alternative route and expect delays while investigations continue,” said a spokesman.He added: “Road conditions may still be icy around Letterkenny so motorists are asked to continue to drive with care.”Some parts of the county are being affected by light rain but temperatures remain around 2C and ice patches are still on some roads.  GARDA AT SCENE OF CO DONEGAL ROAD SMASH was last modified: December 2nd, 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:GARDA AT SCENE OF CO DONEGAL ROAD SMASHkilrossN13last_img read more


first_imgA healthy Leatherback Turtle pictured in French Guiana. Pic by Dr Tom Doyle.A mysterious creature washed up off the coast of Co Donegal has been identified as a Leatherback Turtle.The creature was found by walkers at Magheroarty Beach near Gortahork.This is the second discovery of a dead Leatherback Turtle on Irish beaches in recent days with another being found in Dingle. Marine biologist Dr Tom Doyle of the Coastal and Marine Research Centre at University College Cork told Donegal Daily it is possible the turtles may have drowned.The remains of the turtle washed up at Magheroarty“They could have become caught up in pot ropes and eventually drowned.“That often happens but it is difficult to tell,” he said.Dr Doyle said a number of alternatives are being looked into to attempt to keep turtles away for the paths of such buoy ropes. The huge Leatherback Turtles, which are native to Irish shores, can live up to 80 years and can dive to a depth of up to 1,280 metres.The creatures lives on jellyfish and migrate to warmer climates around South America near French Guiana.Dr Doyle also revealed that beach litter is also causing great harm to Ireland’s population of magnificent Leatherback Turtles.“Beach litter including plastics are proving a real problem for our turtles.“The problem is that turtles mistake plastic for jellyfish and are eating a lot of it which is causing them al sorts of problems,” he said. EXPERT CONFIRMS THAT MYSTERIOUS DONEGAL CREATURE IS TURTLE was last modified: November 13th, 2013 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:donegalDr Tom DoyleLeatherback TurtleMagheroartylast_img read more