AVC: Thailand escapes China in thrilling five-set

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her The Thais are now at 2-0 while the Chinese at 0-2.Skipper Pleumjit Thinkaow had the fitting final hit to finish off China as her squad takes an early head start for a top four rank come the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Hattaya Bamrungsuk had 19 points to lead Thailand but had plenty of help as Ajcharaporn Kongyot and Chatchu-on Moksri had 18 points apiece.Thinkaow produced 12 points to aid her team’s efforts with Wilavan Apinyapong adding 10. LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Japan, Kazakhstan take wins in AVC classification Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Jin Ye had 19 points to lead China.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite BIÑAN, Laguna—Thailand staked its undefeated record and broke through China in five grueling sets, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16, 23-25, 15-12, in the classification stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Magic’s Gordon headlines All-Star Slam Dunk field

first_imgMOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year His challengers include first-time All-Star Victor Oladipo of the Indiana Pacers, Larry Nance Jr. of the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. of the Dallas Mavericks.All four have had their fair share of highlight-reel dunks the first half of the season and should put on a show on the Saturday night before the All-Star Game.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 folkThe three-point contest features last year’s winner, Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets, and 2016 winner Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.Thompson is one of four 2018 All-Stars in the field along with the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George and the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img 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 The rest of the field is composed of the Suns’ Devin Booker, Heat’s Wayne Ellington, and Clippers’ Tobias Harris.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) goes up for a breakaway dunk in front of Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon headlines the field announced Thursday for the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest on February 17 in Los Angeles.Gordon, the 2016 runner-up, will be taking part for the third straight year.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases James Harden leads Rockets past Spurslast_img read more

Westbrook unleashes 45 as Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

first_img“It was win or go home,” Westbrook said. “Regardless of what is going on in the game, you have to give yourself a chance to win, and I thought our guys did a good job of that tonight. They did an amazing job of sticking together.”Westbrook got sidetracked during Monday’s Game 4 by a one-on-one matchup with Ricky Rubio. He was in foul trouble for much of Oklahoma City’s loss and was later fined $10,000 and assessed a technical for an altercation late in that game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWith Oklahoma City trailing 3-1 in the series, he focused up in Game 5 and helped keep the season alive. He made 5 of 16 shots in the first half, then 12 of 23 in the second.Westbrook also had 15 rebounds and seven assists. Paul George added 34 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who forced a Game 6 in Salt Lake City on Friday. LATEST STORIES “We stopped playing defense,” Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said. “We stopped getting back. Our offense got stagnant. They made adjustments and we didn’t make the right adjustments back. We will watch the film and figure out what went wrong, but from my analysis right after the game, we just stopped getting back in transition and they just fed off of that.”Jae Crowder scored a career playoff-high 27 points, Mitchell had 23 and Joe Ingles added 16 for the Jazz, who still have a 3-2 lead in the series.They realize it probably should already be over.“We need to do a better job,” Rubio said. “Of course, you have to give them credit. They made a lot of shots. They took their pride and forced a Game 6. But we are going home and we’ve got to be strong and be confident.”Oklahoma City took advantage after Utah’s post players, Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors, got into foul trouble. Both finished with five fouls, and Oklahoma City was able to get to the basket consistently for the first time in the series.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LeBron blocks shot, hits winning 3-pointer at buzzer as Cavs take 3-2 lead Gobert’s absence, in particular, caused problems.“It’s a different feeling when you don’t have big fella back there,” Mitchell said. “It’s hard that we put all the pressure on him. We have had success but eventually it’s not going to work and we have to play better defense as guards ourselves.”Utah opened the second half on an 8-1 run to go up 64-42, and Crowder’s 3-pointer made it 71-46 with 8:34 left in the third quarter.Westbrook made back-to-back 3-pointers, then after a 3-point play by George, Westbrook made a jumper and a layup to cut Utah’s lead to 73-60 and bring energy back into the arena.Gobert picked up his fifth foul with 3:46 left in the third quarter. Westbrook’s 3-pointer tied the game at 78 heading into the fourth quarter. He scored 20 points in the third.Westbrook scored immediately at the start of the fourth to finally put the Thunder in front. Back-to-back 3s by Westbrook and Alex Abrines put Oklahoma City up 96-91, and a jumper by Westbrook with 1:24 left put Oklahoma City up 107-99.“We just never quit,” George said. “We never quit. I can’t pinpoint one thing we did wrong. We just never got down on ourselves, regardless of the lead they built and the shots they were making. We could surge back and we did.”TIP-INSJazz: Shot 57 percent in the first quarter to take a 34-29 lead. … Crowder scored 15 points in the first quarter. … Mitchell was fouled on a 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds left in the first half. Before Mitchell shot his free throws, Thunder coach Billy Donovan was called for a technical. Mitchell made all four free throws, and Utah led 56-41 at the break. … Rubio finished with 10 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.Thunder: Former Thunder forward Enes Kanter, who was sent to New York in the deal that brought Anthony to Oklahoma City, attended the game. Kanter played for Utah before playing for the Thunder. … George made a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell defends during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook unleashed the same fury he had in Game 4, just a little more efficiently this time.Westbrook was controlled, and he was too much for Utah. Silent and serious, the reigning league MVP scored 33 of his 45 points in the second half, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 25 points down to fight off elimination and beat the Jazz 107-99 in Game 5 on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ STAT LINESWestbrook had only scored 36 points in the second half of the first four games combined before unleashing 33 in Game 5.“Just staying aggressive,” Westbrook said. “Just trying to pick my spots, the same shots I’ve been getting. I’ve just got to concentrate on making them.”MISSING IN ACTIONCarmelo Anthony scored just seven points on 2-for-6 shooting and played just 26 minutes. When he subbed out in the third quarter, the Thunder trailed 71-53. By the time he subbed back in, Oklahoma City led 88-87.QUOTABLEGeorge on not resting in the second half: “What were we going to rest for? We wanted this game tonight. We needed this game tonight. We were just going to give it everything we had.”UP NEXTGame 6 is Friday in Salt Lake City. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Boxing chief ‘understands IOC concerns’ over troubled AIBA

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “AIBA members and boxers from around the world should be proud of this,” he added, declaring that the organization “is healthy now and in better shape than ever before”.He urged the IOC to end the uncertainty over boxing’s presence in Tokyo.“Our boxers are waiting, they need to know when, where or how to qualify for the Olympic Games next year. They must be the priority of everybody!”Relations between the IOC and AIBA were hit hard at the 2016 Rio Olympics when 36 officials and referees were suspended amid allegations of bout fixing.Rakhimov’s election in November also caused friction as the US Treasury Department has linked him to “transnational criminal organizations”, a charge he vehemently denies, calling his presence on the list “a mistake”.ADVERTISEMENT Hotshooting Cignal-Ateneo dumps Go for Gold-CSB in PBA D-League opener Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 “The former leadership of AIBA left our organization in a complete mess, not only financially but also in terms of governance, anti-doping and refereeing,” he claimed.Boxing’s Tokyo fate depends on the outcome of an investigation into the AIBA by the International Olympic Committee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe IOC has presented the body with a list of 41 questions via audit firm Deloitte, who will then report back to the IOC.Rakhimov boasted that under his leadership the AIBA has “improved dramatically on all fronts”. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Xiaoli Yang of China (in red) reacts after her win during the +81kg category final fight at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on November 24, 2018. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)Boxing chief Gafur Rakhimov says he “understands” IOC concerns over the troubled AIBA which has led to a freeze on the sport’s preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.The Uzbek businessman laid the blame for “an extremely serious” situation squarely at the door of previous president Wu Ching-Kuo.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Canadian Motorcycle Racing Association returns to Fort St. John after five year absence

first_imgPatrick Lambie is the Media and Public Relations coordinator for the CMDRA. He says that there will be a number of different bikes on the track throughout the weekend, ranging from everyday motorcycles you see on the streets, to high performance machines.“There will be pretty much every kind of bike, starting with basic street bikes; we have a street class,” he explains. “We also have two Harley Davidson classes. We also have super street, like Suzukis, Kawasakis. Then we have our pro classes which includes pro mods. Len Darnell, who is the raining champion in that class, he’s been running in times that likely if he has a good day he’ll break the track record.”At the top end of the spectrum, racers will have the potential to blaze across the strip in under seven seconds, while reaching speeds of over 200 miles per hour.- Advertisement -Local motorcycle enthusiasts who have a need for speed are also in luck this weekend. The CMDRA will be offering drag racing instruction for those want to learn the tricks of the trade. “One thing that is very unique to the CMDRA, and we’re expecting a big turnout for it, is at 9:00 we do a free racing school,” Lambie says. “So anybody in attendance, it doesn’t matter what kind of bike it is, there is no restriction, and long time pro drag racers teach the school, and gives people a chance to see what the quarter mile is all about. If you decide you like it and decide you want to race, racing is free your first time.”After the racing school, tune up runs will begin, and that’s followed by qualifying runs that begin at 12:30 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

IBF U-18 three-on-3 set to bounce off from October 19

first_imgGuyana will be hosting the International Basketball Federation’s (IBF’s) Antilles 3-on-3 Finals for U-18 Men and Women, bouncing off from October 19-21 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).Players from across 8 countries have announced their participation in the tournament, and more than 70 athletes along with officials will be attending.Countries listed to participate in the Men’s category of this competition include Aruba, Barbados, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique and St Lucia.Teams set to play in the ladies’ category include Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique and St Lucia.The Guyana U-18 three-on-3 Male team will comprise Akeem Crandon, Andrew Johnson, Nigel Bowen and Shamar France, with the Coordinator being Mark Agard. The Female team will comprise Annalisa Barclay, Saffiya Greene, Lydia Roberts and Roschelle Campbell, with Troy Greene as Coordinator.The visiting teams will arrive in Guyana on October 18th and depart on October 22nd.The IBF Antilles 3×3 Finals for U-18 Men’s and Women’s teams are primarily funded by the IBF and managed by the national federation of the host country.last_img read more

In name only

first_imgBut if the fair isn’t going to be held in the San Fernando Valley, it shouldn’t call itself the San Fernando Valley Fair. If we’re going to have a fair in name only, we don’t want one at all. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOR the second time in recent history, the 60-year-old San Fernando Valley Fair has pulled out of the San Fernando Valley. Squabbling between the fair’s board and the city’s Recreation and Parks Department prompted a vote Friday to move the event out of the Valley and into the Santa Clarita Valley. It was only two years ago that the Valley welcomed the prodigal fair back home and to Hansen Dam after it had relocated to Castaic Lake for several years. But politics and NIMBYism over where in the Valley it should be held this year doomed its local future. Maybe this is a sign that the historic agricultural event no longer fits into the Valley’s image of itself. That’s too bad. last_img read more

Indoor pot farms sprout in suburbs

first_imgThe house is rewired to steal electricity. Instead of furniture, clothing or even residents, the home is packed with lights, pumps, filters and timers. The windows are often covered and blinds drawn. While people are seen coming and going, they never seem to stay. Law enforcement say these are just a few signs that a house is being used as an indoor pot farm. Around the country, investigators are increasingly seeing suburban homes in middle-class and well-to-do neighborhoods turned into indoor marijuana farms. Typically investigators find an empty home, save a mattress, a couple of chairs, some snacks in the fridge and an elaborate setup of soil-free growing trays. Within the past week, detectives found marijuana plants being grown in houses in Diamond Bar and Chino Hills. The Diamond Bar busts turned up large-scale indoor pot farms. The houses contained equipment to grow marijuana and were re-wired to steal electricity. The Los Angeles County sheriff’s narcotics detectives on Wednesday found 1,868 marijuana plants in a house on Crooked Arrow Drive that could have yielded a crop worth $10 million on the street. Neighbors heard construction work at the house shortly after it was sold but they saw no one move in furniture. Detectives confiscated more than 2,000 marijuana plants from a two-story house on Eldertree Drive on March 21. On Wednesday, a task force seized 254 marijuana plants and growing materials valued at about $2 million from a house on Country Club Drive in Chino Hills. Grow houses have been a problem for years in California and Canada, but investigators are now seeing scores of them in the South and New England. In the past six weeks alone, more than 70 have been uncovered in northern Georgia – nearly 10 times last year’s total for the entire state. Only one was busted in 2005. Indoor pot farms also have been discovered in recent months in residential areas of New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina and Florida. “They can go in and basically fly under the radar,” said Ruth Porter-Whipple, spokeswoman for the Atlanta field division of the Drug Enforcement Agency. “These aren’t neighborhoods where they would stand out.” In Georgia, the latest busts averaged about 200 plants per house. With each plant yielding $4,000 on average per harvest, that works out to about $3.2 million per year, considering the plants can be harvested every three months. The DEA said more than 400,000 plants with a potential annual value of $6.4 billion were seized from grow houses in the United States last year – up from about 270,000 the year before. That is less than 10 percent of the marijuana plant seizures in the U.S.; most pot is grown outdoors on farms and in ditches, back yards and gardens. Grow houses typically grow marijuana hydroponically – that is, using a nutrient solution instead of soil. They also use 24-hour-a-day lighting to produce plants more rapidly. The marijuana is usually cut, dried and packaged on the premises. Typically, the windows are covered up, and the electrical system is rigged to hide how much juice is being used. Nearly all of the grow houses busted in Georgia were connected, police say. Investigators employed tips, surveillance and information from the power company on electricity usage to find the indoor marijuana farm houses and other operations. It was a string of electrical fires that led New Hampshire authorities to more than dozen grow houses in December. In another elaborate scheme, more than 50 houses with thousands of plants recently found in Florida were traced to marijuana financiers in New Jersey who offered “relocation packages,” with 100 percent financing for the homes. Buyers would agree to operate a grow house for two years, after which they could sell the house and split the profits with their backers, or keep growing pot. The big advantage of such operations is the privacy that comes with being in a community full of people so busy working and raising their families that they don’t know the neighbors well and pay little attention to what is going on next door. Authorities said Diamond Bar residents reported an unusual lack of activity at the house since it was sold in October. Neighbors reported hearing construction work at the house after it was purchased, but no one ever moved any furniture or clothing inside. Los Angeles County sheriff’s narcotics Lt. James Whitten said he is not aware of a connection between the recent busts in the area. He did say, however, that similar grow houses are becoming a trend. In the past, authorities would find indoor marijuana farms with only one or two rooms in a house being used for growth. But now, they are finding whole houses dedicated to the operation, Whitten said. Staff Writer Ruby Gonzales contributed to this Associated Press story.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Arsenal face fight to sign Barcelona outcast Arda Turan – report

first_img Arda Turan is expected to leave the Nou Camp this summer 1 Sporting Lisbon are ready to rival Arsenal’s move for Barcelona outcast Arda Turan, according to reports in Turkey.The want-away midfielder has been attracting the interest of the Gunners ever since it became apparent he would likely leave the Nou Camp this summer.However, the Premier League giants are likely to face stiff competition for his signature, with reports claiming that Sporting are keen on a deal for the 30-year-old.It is suggested Sporting have already made an enquiry to Barcelona and are ready to hijack Arsenal’s attempts to land the Turkey international.New Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is set for talks with the club’s hierarchy in the coming weeks to discuss transfer plans.And despite having three years left on his current contract, Turan is not expected to feature in the Spanish giants long-term ambitions, meaning an exit is more than likely.Given interest in the midfielder is set to grow, Arsenal must act quickly if they have any realistic hopes of capturing the influential star.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: MARY MARTIN ON SONG AS SHE WINS LADIES COMPETITION AT MURVAGH

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh) News: Presentation Night & Mixed Scramble in aid of Cancer Care West.On Friday 24th April there will be a Presentation Night, where, sponsored competition winners will receive their prizes. Winners of the following Competitions will be presented with their prizes, Donegal Town Hardware, Quinn Meehan & Co, AIB Bank, E & J Oil, Magee of Donegal, Sandhouse Hotel, and La Bella Donna. On the same Friday there is Charity event in aid of Cancer Care West. Format is 3 Ball Scramble.Spring Concert at Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)On Friday the 17th April a very enjoyable Spring Concert was held at Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh).The members were treated to the Tir Chonaill Youth Choir under the directorship of Bernadine Canny. They were then entertained by the students of Therese Campbell who included Mary Corcoran, Ciara McShane, Dominic Dmzewiecki, Aine Murphy, Aoife Breslin, Aine McGroarty and Conor McAllister. Next on stage was the teenage girl band Revolutionary.The second half of the Concert commenced with the Donegal Abbey Singers under the directorship of Eileen Carr and accompanist Laura Buckley with individual performances from Therese Campbell, Miriam Bennett and Richard Dobson. The evening finished with the audiences joining in with the Abbey Singers singing the Homes of Donegal.Ladies Golf Taster EveningThe Get Into Golf Ladies’ Taster Day takes place on Tuesday 28th April from 6.30-8.30pm. We are offering prospective lady members a chance to experience the game of golf. Activities will be organised including a chance to sample chipping and putting. Equipment and refreshments will be provided on the night. If you know any ladies who might be interested in taking up golf please encourage them to come along.Ladies Competitions Sandhouse Hotel 12th -14th AprilMary T Martin was the winner of the Sandhouse Hotel sponsored Competition played over the 12th & 14th of April. Mary Walsh followed in 2nd place with Maureen Childs and Phil Mundy taking the 3rd & 4th places.Results:1.Mary T Martin (33) 34pts 2.Mary Walsh (18) 33pts (bot)3.Maureen Childs (16) 33pts4.Phil Mundy (32) 32pts (bot)Front Nine: Bernie Treacy (17) 18ptsBack Nine: Helen O’Shea (13) 19ptsDonegal ShieldThe Donegal Shield Golf competition will be played on the 25th April 2015 at Letterkenny Golf Club.Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh will be represented by the Lady Captain Moragh Canney and eight lady golfers.Ladies Club OutingThe Ladies Club outing is in Dunfanaghy on Saturday May 9th. Will those going please put their names on the sheet in the Ladies’ Locker Room and indicate if interested in hiring a bus.Donegal Murvagh Golf Club versus Narin Portnoo FriendlyOn Saturday the 18th April ’15 the ladies Donegal Murvagh Golf Club versus Narin Portnoo Friendly was held in the Donegal Golf Club Murvagh. It was a lovely sunny day and both Captains expressed their delight and their luck at the weather turning out so good. Moragh Canney, Lady Captain Donegal Murvagh Golf Club welcomed the Narin and Portnoo ladies to Murvagh and said she hoped they had all enjoyed their day and the delicious meal provided by the caterers. The Narin/ Portnoo Lady Captain Marie McGovern said that she had been only delighted to accept the invitation by the Lady Captain of the Donegal Murvagh Golf Club, Moragh Canney to participate in the friendly, a competition that had been initiated by Grainne McCafferty during her Captains year but had not been followed up over the years and she looked forward to the Murvagh clubs return visit to Narin / Portnoo in September. The winners on the day were the Narin/Portnoo Ladies with the best five scores for each of the clubs being the deciding factor.The Results were as follows.Narin Portnoo Golf Club 178 pointsFrances Munelly 42 points (Overall winner), May McCann 36, Annette McGettigan 34, Bernie Tonry 33, Eithne Devlin 33.Donegal Murvagh Golf Club 162 points: Lady Captain Moragh Canney 36,Vice Captain Mary Gillen 32, Gaye McGoldrick 32, Ursula Miller 31, Anne Marie McCormick 31.Men’s CompetitionsSunday 20th AprilThis Sunday’s competition was sponsored by La Bella Donna and was played off the Championship Blue Markers.On a lovely day for golf, the long course and some well placed pin positions was very well handled by the big hitting Charles Callaghan, who with a very good score of 39 points was three points ahead of the field. Martin Carr, who is adjusting very well with his new irons came in in second place on 36 points, just holding off Pettigo man, Jason Maguire on a BOT. Captain in waiting, Gerry Forde took fourth place with 35 points. Darren Rafferty won the Gross Prize with a solid 27 gross points.Results; 1st Charles Callaghan (13) 39pts. 2nd. Martin Carr (10) 36 pts bot. 3rd. Jason Maguire (12) 36 pts.4th Gerry Forde (18) 35 pts. Gross. Darren Rafferty (6) 27 ptsNext Sundays Competition is sponsored by Supervalu.Team News.Frank Cooke had his J B Carr team away in Rossapenna last weekend and they were just pipped.The Ulster Cup Team were in Killymoon on Sunday the 19th to play the return leg of this competition, but failed to progress to next round.Thursday Specials:After a wet start for our first outing of 2015, normal service resumed and the weather was perfect for the past two outing, with nearly 50 players turning out each weeks. The race for player of year starts next week 23rd April with our first 15 hole competition.The winner on the 9th April was Joe Craig with an excellent score of 23pts, 2nd Place went to Conor McNulty with 22pts and Charlie McGinty claimed 3rd place with 20pts on a break of tie. Raymond Nolan was the best of the past players with 14pts.This week we had a 3 club completion, the winner with a very impressive score of 23 pts was John “Cookie” Meehan, 2nd Place for the second time in 2015 went to Martin Travers with 22 Points and Roy Harron had the best of the 21pts returned to claim 3rd place on a break of tie. The prize for Past Members was won by Darren Williamson with 19 Points.Our Annual Spring outing will be taking place on Saturday 25th April at Cruit Island Golf Club. We only have a few places left, if you are interested in travelling please add your name to the list and a provide payment in full to the Treasurer to secure your place.Entry sheet for the Phoenix Cup is on the notice board in the locker room draw will be made on the 7th May.GOLF NEWS: MARY MARTIN ON SONG AS SHE WINS LADIES COMPETITION AT MURVAGH was last modified: April 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more