The Lacey Spring Fun Fair Just Around the Corner

first_imgSubmitted by The City of Lacey Spring Fun FairBarbara Hicks will share her books based on Disney’s Frozen at the Lacey Spring Fun Fair.Be sure to mark your calendars for the 28th Annual Lacey Spring Fun Fair! This year’s festivities will take place at Saint Martin’s University on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Each year more than 16,000 guests join us as we celebrate families and friends with this FREE Family Extravaganza! Members of your family, big and small, are going to have a great time this year!!  Inside the Pavilion you will step into “Kidsworld”, an experience like no other!  Your little ones can visit over 50 booths where they can play games, create arts and crafts, and even get their faces painted.  Event highlights include a chance to meet Barbara Hicks, the author of 2 new books based on Disney’s Frozen, free pony rides, live music and entertainment, and Leaps and Bounds, this year’s newest thrill ride!Grab a tasty treat from one of the delicious concession stands, shop for local arts and crafts, watch a great show on one of our two stages, and create amazing memories with your family and friends!The Grand Parade will kick-off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Bring the whole family out to see the fabulous floats, talented students, beautiful horses, and dynamic community organizations that will be amazing the audience this year. The parade route can be found on laceyspringfunfair.com.  Come early so you can grab dinner at the fair and get a good spot to watch the show!The Grand Parade kicks off at 6 pm on Saturday May 16.Sunday will be another great day at the Spring Fun Fair!  The “All Star Talent Show”, sponsored by WSECU, will take place at 2 p.m.  Come root on your favorite dancers, singers, and other performers as they compete for this year’s prizes.  Last year our winners donated $500 in prize money to local charities!!  Also, join us Sunday for the Car Show as automobile enthusiasts from around the Northwest show off their best stuff! New cars, restored cars, low riders, trucks, and impressive paint jobs will be on display all day long.Don’t want to deal with parking? Don’t worry! Intercity Transit (IT) has provided FREE shuttles on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. from the South Sound Mall, near the Flag Pavilion parking lot, to the fair and back. On Sunday, you can add to the day’s adventure by taking an IT bus to the event (for information on local routes visit http://www.intercitytransit.com)Join us May 16 and 17 for the amazing “Kidsworld” experience, local entertainment, delicious food, exciting games, arts & crafts, and  much much more!! Facebook22Tweet0Pin0last_img

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2015

first_imgMartin Pedroza10211171011%$476,160 Tyler Baze14517151712%$1,035,884 John Sadler647111011%$478,246 Peter Eurton4496720%$417,528 Mike Smith6915141022%$1,329,341 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mark Casse3975518%$594,800 Elvis Trujillo1231417911%$904,352 Gary Stevens54107919%$740,202 A. C. Avila1850228%$107,524 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Felipe Valdez2364526%$129,498 NASHOBA’S GOLD SET FOR PRESIDENTS’ DAY FEATUREWith Joe Talamo committed to ride War Story in Monday’s Southwest Stakes at the Fair Grounds, Rafael Bejarano picked up the mount on Nashoba’s Gold in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita on Presidents’ Day.Talamo had ridden Nashoba’s Gold in all of her six career starts, winning three, including the Grade II Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita last May 4. Unfortunately for Joe, Tom Amoss, trainer of War Story, called an audible and will not run in the Southwest, leaving Talamo between a rock and a hard place.Bejarano, currently comfortably atop Santa Anita’s jockey standings, was impressed when he worked Nashoba’s Gold three furlongs on turf Thursday in 36 seconds.“She went well; I think she’s ready for the race,” Bejarano said of the 4-year-old gray daughter of Smart Strike, trained by Carla Gaines for owner/breeder Warren Williamson.The field for the Buena Vista: La Tia, Joel Rosario, 5-2; Winning Rhythm, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Diversy Harbor, Gary Stevens, 3-1; Blingismything, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1; Nashoba’s Gold, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Annecdote, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; and Uzziel, Fernando Perez, 20-1.            Monday is Dollar Day at Santa Anita. Fans can enjoy draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for just a buck. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Philip D’Amato4188720%$419,460 Flavien Prat5995615%$425,430 Martin Garcia7413121018%$1,095,380 Richard Mandella3485624%$373,430 Rafael Bejarano14133231823%$1,574,594 James Cassidy3875718%$250,880 Fernando Perez989989%$391,962 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Drayden Van Dyke11914151712%$781,086 Edwin Maldonado66731011%$270,216 Jeff Bonde1950326%$192,730 Bob Baffert561112820%$1,132,318 Kent Desormeaux10521181120%$1,213,922 Corey Nakatani71128817%$633,030 Santiago Gonzalez4054813%$151,574 Thomas Proctor2553320%$320,220 FINISH LINES: In conjunction with the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 7 restoring its purse to $1 million, Santa Anita will guarantee the Late Pick 4 pool that day at $1 million, a legendary bet for a legendary race. The Pick 6 pool will be guaranteed at $250,000 . . .Congratulations to Gary Stevens on registering career win No. 5,000 in North America yesterday aboard Catch a Flight for Richard Mandella in the fourth race. “It’s very special,” Stevens said after the milestone victory. “The owners and the trainers have been nice enough to put me on all these good horses through the years. It’s been a lot of hard work, a lot of fun, and obviously I love it or I wouldn’t be out here.” Mandella noted that the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap could be next for Argentine-bred Catch a Flight . . . Legendary Hall of Fame jockey Johnny Longden, who retired as the world’s winningest jockey with 6,032 following his victory aboard George Royal in the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap on March 12, 1966, would have been 108 years of age today, Valentine’s Day. Doug O’Neill879101010%$520,036 Hector Palma1962132%$121,400 Carla Gaines2654119%$309,145 ALFREDO MARQUEZ CONTINUES FAMILY LEGACY            If there’s a nicer guy in racing that nobody ever heard of, it’s Alfredo Marquez.The third-generation horseman, who turns 67 on Feb. 28, only has seven horses in training but has won with three of them this meet, not to mention one second and one third. Even though he’s had greater numbers, the personable Marquez is content with siete.One of the seven, recent claim Hot Lightning, runs in Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes for 3-year-olds at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“I claimed him for $30,000 at Del Mar last November,” Marquez said. “He’s a beautiful animal.”A California-bred son of Stormin Fever, Hot Lightning returned dividends pronto, running second in a $50,000 maiden claimer despite a slow start and winning next out at the same level, going 5 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita on Jan. 17.Obviously, this is not Marquez’s first rodeo. Among his past stakes winners are Irguns Angel (winner of the 2002 A Gleam Invitational at Hollywood Park under Eddie Delahoussaye) and Tali’sluckybusride (winner of the 2001 Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita under Jose Valdivia Jr.). Both horses were owned by Ron and Susan Anson. Marquez also won the 1989 Bay Meadows Derby with Irish.“I was at Caliente years ago when the track burned down and then I went up north with Bob Hess Sr.,” Marquez said. “I came back and worked with Ted West for a year. Caliente reopened in 1974 so I went back, and was there most of my life–all my life, as a matter of fact.“So was my read more

Danielle Williams eyes faster times, more success

first_img hungry for more Twenty-three-year-old Danielle Williams is hoping her 100-metres hurdles title at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)/World Champion-ships in Beijing, China, will lay the foundations for a successful and rewarding international career. With her superb 12.57 clocking, the Jamaican finished ahead of Germany’s Cindy Roleder, 12.58, and joined Brigitte Foster-Hylton as the only Jamaicans to win the event at the world level. Now, Williams, who also won the World University Games title this year, says it is back to the drawing board and more hard work as she looks to get her personal best time below 12.50 in the coming season. “I had set a target this year of running 12.49. I haven’t met that target as yet, but I think I will make that my goal for next season,” she told The Gleaner. She’s on top the world in her event, but Williams says she remains humble and still has the hunger for even more success. “My life hasn’t changed one bit; nobody recognises me. I’ve been told I look quite different in person than on the television,” she said. “I am an adidas brand ambassador. It is a big achievement. Five years ago, if somebody had told me that this is the way my life would have gone, I would have probably said ‘that’s not possible’, but I am happy, and I think I am extremely blessed and just embracing it,” she acknowledged. “I have been working hard. I wouldn’t say that I’ve been working harder than anybody else, but it’s my time,” she continued. Williams added that she went into the World Championships just hoping for the best. “I was just hoping to make the final. I thought I could make the final, but I wasn’t confident of medalling until I made the semi-final run. Then I saw that it might be possible at that point in time,” she explained. “I always relish being an underdog, I don’t like going into any competition and being the one to watch. I don’t think it puts pressure on me, but I like being the underdog,” she stressed, adding that coach Lennox Graham had advised her to run a few races before the national trials and a few races afterwards so that she would be sharp for the Beijing World Championships.last_img

Roberts lifts W’House to win over Humble Lion

first_img He added that. “It’s the first since I have been coaching that I have lost three games consecutively… so I had a serious talk with them and they dig deep and worked hard for this one.” Both teams were evenly matched for the most part but after the break Waterhouse created the better opportunities and deservedly went ahead when Sean Coleman’s shot hit the bar and fell to Kenroy Howell, whose shot was also blocked. However, there was nothing that anyone could do to stop Roberts’ low shot that hit the bar and went in. Oshane Roberts’ 54th minute goal gave Waterhouse a 2-1 Red Stripe Premier League win over high-riding Humble Lion at Drewsland Stadium yesterday, giving the home team their first win in four games, while ending Humble Lion’s three game winning streak. Wolry Wolfe spectacularly fired the visitors in front after nine minutes but Evan Taylor put the host back on even terms from the penalty spot, after Gary McIntosh was brought down inside the area. Roberts then sealed the win with a low strike inside the far-post nine minutes after the break. “It’s a great win, we needed the three points and we came out and did it. We dug deep and fought hard to get the three points,” Roberts told The Gleaner after the game.  However, the player who says scoring goals is normal for him is looking to add to his tally in the next game. “My performance (this season) is not a hundred percent but it’s fair to me but it is always an overwhelming feeling to score a winner and it feels great to get off the mark,” he said. The game was just nine minutes old when Wolfe’s acrobatic half-volley gave Richard McCallum no chance in goal. However, when McIntosh was fouled in the box, Taylor made no mistake from the spot. In other games, Mobay stopped Rivoli 3-0 to stay top of the league with 24 points. Portmore (21) stayed second after a 1-0 win over Arnett Gardens. UWI stunned Tivoli Gardens 5-2 on Girvon Brown’s hattrick to jump from second-to-last to nine with 12 points. Tivoli (14) slipped one place to sixth. Boys Town (15) turned back Reno 2-0 on Andre Dawson’s brace to climb three spots to fifth. Reno (14) dropped two places to seventh. “He’s a very good player but at times he has to be more calm and collective, sometimes he let his youthful exuberance get the better of him but he has been doing this all season and the last few games they (shots) were hitting off defenders, so it’s about time one went in,” Waterhouse coach Anthony Patrick said of Roberts. Sunday’s results Waterhouse 2  –  Humble Lion 1 Portmore 1  –  Arnett Gardens 0 UWI  5   –  Tivoli Gardens 2 Mobay 3  –  Rivoli 0 The win lifted Waterhouse (10 points) off the foot of the table temporarily, as they are one point above Cavalier, who play Harbour View tonight.last_img

Santos’ OT heroics nothing new to Beermen: ‘He’s a big time player’

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Santos’ heroics have been seen throughout much of his career that it’s nothing new to the Beermen.Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo wasn’t surprised to see Santos light up when the need arose for San Miguel.“We all know what Arwind’s capable of,” said Fajardo in Filipino. “Arwind’s a big time player so those big shots are not new to us and to him.”“God is good,” said Santos as the Beermen improved to 2-3. “It’s like it’s too hard to win right now but it was a good thing we were able to go past Ginebra.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Guiao: 18-month ban like ‘killing’ Ravena’s career Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Santos can be considered as the sole person responsible for burying Ginebra in San Miguel’s 104-97 overtime victory as he scored eight of the Beermen’s 11 points in the extra period.“Those kinds of shots I’m always ready for those because I always practice it,” said Santos in Filipino at Mall of Asia Arena. “I was open so I shot it.”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 crownSantos’ first three-pointer was the opening basket of overtime when he sized up Joe Devance near the right wing with 4:42 on the clock and gave San Miguel a 96-93 lead.His second triple came two and half minutes after, putting the Beermen up, 102-95, and virtually sealing the win. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Arwind Santos. PBA IMAGESArwind Santos is no stranger to clutch shots.He once hit a high archer to win San Miguel the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup, and on Sunday the 2013 MVP added two more clutch buckets under his name.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img

Names on papers could result in abuse – Manickchand

first_imgChanges to NGSAPeople’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament and former Education Minister Priya Manickchand has again lashed out at Government over the “real” changes made to the format of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), noting that it could lead to subjectivity.Former Education Minister Priya ManickchandEducation Minister,Dr Rupert RoopnaraineThe NGSA, expected to be written by more than 14,000 students across the country in a matter of two weeks, now requires students to inscribe their names on the examination paper along with their identification/registration numbers.Manickchand suggested that the move to change the format and layout of the exam from the way it has been done for decades, could be an attempt at victimisation.But that is just a suggestion and the former Education Minister said she hopes Government through the Education Ministry could bring reason for its sudden decision to ask students to now write their names on their examination papers.“We have as have countries all over the world, marked with examination numbers without any problems. Why are you asking for the addition of names now? There is no value in adding the names. There is nothing you could help the Ministry administratively if you add names,” she said.Manickchand said this new development could cause much more trouble than in any way help, and her Party is still seeking to figure out in what way the change could help. She said the Ministry has not been forthcoming with information regarding this.A number of parents, she noted, have contacted her with concerns over the changes. That had prompted her to make contact with officials at the Ministry, including Chief Education Officer Olato Sam and the officer responsible for primary education. According to Manickchand, although she had a detailed response, she still could not fathom the reason for children’s name being written on their exam paper.“It is just simple reason. There is too much room for subjectivity, when a marker or administrator sees a name on a paper; too much room for subjectivity and it is unnecessary. What bothers me is why the Ministry would want to do something like this that would bring into question the integrity of the system.”She said it is always hard to keep integrity of examinations intact. This new development, she said, will most definitely shake the integrity of the examination, which took “many years building up”.Meanwhile, the Ministry immediately responding the Manickchand’s concerns explained that each of the four subjects written in the National Grade Six Assessment has two papers (Paper One and Paper Two).  It said as it relates to candidate information, the two papers require different sets of information.   For Paper One, the answer sheets will have the candidate information which will include the candidate’s name and identification number.   The candidates will also be required to sign their names as a mechanism to ensure that the candidate for whom the paper was prepared is actually the one who answers the questions.  This will have no implications for marking because these answer sheets are all marked electronically.As it relates to Paper Two, the Ministry said the cover page of the answer sheet is bifurcated and perforated. The Test Code, Subject, and Candidate Number are required on both sides. The Test Code and Subject will already be printed while candidates will be required to write in their Candidate Number – this information is provided for them on the timetables given to every candidate.In addition to this, the Education Ministry informed that on the right half of the paper only, candidates are also required to write in the name of their school, their full name, date of birth and gender. The right side of the sheets are all detached prior to the commencement of the marking of Paper Two and retained for administrative purposes only.The information that would be evident during the marking process would be the Test Code, Subject, and Candidate Number only.“These are administrative mechanisms will have no bearing on the marking process whatsoever,” the Ministry assured.last_img

Ducks win on Fight Night at Honda

first_imgBoth styles of play were on display during a rock ’em, sock ’em 4-2 victory Sunday night over the Vancouver Canucks in front of an announced sellout crowd of 17,174 at Honda Center. Teemu Selanne scored his 40th and 41st goals for the Ducks, becoming the first player in NHL history 35 years or older to record 40 goals or more in back-to-back seasons. “That doesn’t make me feel very good,” Selanne, 36, said in mock anguish. Andy McDonald also scored two goals and had an assist as the Pacific Division-leading Ducks maintained their 10-point lead over Dallas and San Jose. Selanne and McDonald each had assists, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 24 saves in the Ducks’ fifth consecutive victory. Playoff scenarios are too numerous to list here, but the bottom line is that if the Ducks (42-17-11) maintain their stranglehold on the Pacific they’ll secure home-ice advantage for at least the first two rounds of the postseason. Alex Burrows and Brent Sopel scored for Northwest Division-leading Vancouver, which fell to 24-5-4 since Christmas. ANAHEIM – The Ducks have shown this season that they can play the beautiful game, skating and passing and shooting in remarkable sequences that lead to highlight-reel goals. But they also can play the game in a back alley if the need arises. center_img “I thought it was a big game for both teams,” Selanne said. “It was almost like a playoff game. The intensity was there. It was a great effort. Everybody did their jobs.” Dustin Penner, the Ducks’ 6-foot-4, 245-pound rookie right wing, set the tone for the physical play by slamming Vancouver’s Tommi Santala into the boards about five minutes into the game. Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa jumped Penner at center ice and they traded blows in a brief fight that was a mere warmup for what was to follow. Shawn Thornton of the Ducks fought Jeff Cowan a few minutes later and Joe DiPenta, perhaps unwisely, got into a one-sided scrap won by Cowan. As the game progressed, Penner seemed to be in the middle of every after-the-whistle scrum as the Canucks tried again and again to exact some form of revenge. Vancouver’s Matt Cooke got in the best shot (read: cheapest), cracking a prone Penner in the head with his stick after a pileup in front of the Canucks’ net. “I got Santala pretty good,” Penner would later say of his first-period hit. “I knew it (a payback) was going to be coming.” Bieksa couldn’t understand why Penner wasn’t penalized. “I think it was a pretty dirty hit,” Bieksa said. “Pretty cheap. It’s pretty hard to miss that call. It kind of set the tone for the refereeing, that’s for sure.” Penner and Bieksa sat out the first 10 minutes of the final period, picking up misconducts after wrestling each other to the ice after the second-period horn. Leading 3-2 to start the third, the Ducks put the game away thanks to Selanne’s sleight of hand during a power play at 6:04. Selanne pounced on a loose puck to the left of the Vancouver net just below the goal line. He then deftly banked it off Canucks defenseman Lukas Krajicek’s chest and into the back of the net for a 4-2 lead. elliott.teaford@dailybreeze.com (310) 540-4201 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Dutch Arsenal connection gunning for World Cup glory

first_img0Shares0000Vivianne Miedema, number 9, and Dominique Bloodworth, number 20, form part of a core of Arsenal players in the Netherland’s team © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Jul 2 – The Netherlands stand one step away from their first ever women’s World Cup final thanks to a core of players aiming to conquer the world after taking Arsenal back to the top in England.Vivianne Miedema’s thumping headed opener in their 2-0 quarter-final win over Italy on Saturday helped give her side a last four clash with Sweden on Wednesday. It was her third in France after scoring an astonishing 31 goals in 28 games for the Gunners as they won their first Women’s Super League in seven years. Lining up behind her, for both club and country for the past two years, have been attacking midfielder Danielle van de Donk, centre-back Dominique Bloodworth and goalkeeper Sari Van Veenendaal, and Miedema recognised the impact having same players form the spine of both teams.“Obviously it’s really easy, we’ve been playing together for two years, we play as goalie, centre back, number 10 and me and it’s the same at Arsenal so you get to know each other a lot better,” Miedema said after beating the Italians.“I just need to look at Dominique Bloodworth and I know where’s she’s going to play the ball. It’s the same with DVD (Van de Donk), we just have that connection. It helps me a lot and it helps our team a lot, and I’m happy that we’ve got that.”Saturday’s strike also increased 22-year-old Miedema’s total as her country’s top scorer to 61 in 80 matches for an international side considered relative minnows until very recently but who in the last three years have surged to the highest reaches of the women’s game.Since taking charge, initially as interim coach, in 2016, Sarina Weigman has led the Dutch to just their second ever World Cup two years after winning every match, and plaudits for the way they played, in the European Championships.“I didn’t expect to be in the semi-finals of this World Cup,” sais Miedema, whose team have shown they know how to battle.– ‘I know exactly what they’re doing’ –Danielle van de Donk is yet to score at the women’s World Cup in France © AFP / FRANCK FIFEThe Dutch have struggled to express themselves in France but have won two matches in the dying seconds, including their 2-1 last 16 win over Japan, and have scored the majority of their goals in the final 20 minutes.“We’ve been complaining a lot that we’ve not played the best football but in the end we’re in the semis, we’ve done amazing and we can be really proud,” Miedema added.Jill Roord has just joined Arsenal, a move which would have further strengthened the Gunners’ Dutch link had Bloodworth and Van Veenendaal not left pre-tournament.However, both departing players agree with Miedema that the connection between the four Dutch dynamos is hugely important to their success.“I think it’s very important. I realised on the pitch that Daniela and Viv are in front of me and I know exactly what they’re doing,” said Bloodworth.“I think we are all in the core of the team so I think it’s important that we’re so fluent in working together.”The 27-year-old Van de Donk has been crucial for Arsenal, scoring 13 times for the London club in their charge to the title last season and also winning the 2016 FA Women’s Cup.She scored in the 3-0 Dutch hammering of potential final opponents England in the semi-finals of the Euros — her only goal of that tournament — and has proved to be a player for the big occasion.Van Veenendaal said the Arsenal quartet “feel each other” when they’re out on the pitch.“We’re all playing through the middle of the game and we know what we’re doing and we know from each other what we’re doing,” she said. “I think that will definitely help.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img

‘It was an honour!’ – Romelu Lukaku sends message to Everton fans ahead of exit

first_imgRomelu Lukaku has thanked Everton fans for their support over the last four years ahead of his anticipated move to Manchester United.The 24-year-old Belgium striker is on the brink of completing a £75million transfer – plus add-ons – to United, where he will be reunited with his former manager at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho.Although neither club has confirmed the completion of the switch, United announced on Saturday they had reached an agreement with Everton.Lukaku originally arrived at Goodison Park on loan from Chelsea in 2013 and, after scoring 17 Premier League goals that season, made the move permanent for a club-record £28m.Seventy-one further goals in all competitions followed, but it looks like Lukaku is ready to move on.And in an Instagram post published early on Monday morning he wrote: “I want to say a big thank you to all the people involved at Everton.“I want to thank the fans for their support throughout the four years we’ve spent together.“You guys helped me through all my games and I can proudly say it was an honour to play in front of you. To the staff at the stadium and the training ground, thank you for making me feel at home from the first day I walked in. “To my team-mates it was great to play with you guys. To the technical staff, thank you for helping me to become a better player.“Working with you guys has been a pleasure and I’ll take your advice throughout the rest of my career. Thank you Everton Football Club.” 1 Romelu Lukaku is set to leave Everton to join Manchester United last_img

ATHLETICS: AIDAN CALLAGHAN IN POLL POSITION TO TAKE NATIONAL TITLE

first_imgFantastic Finale to Triathlon Season:The National Sprint Championships and culmination of this years Super Series took place at Port Beach, Clougherhead, Co. Louth on Saturday. This race is renowned for its rough conditions but this year the sun shone and the sea was like a millpond for the 500 competitors who took part. The Super Series race, in which only the top 50 triathletes in the country can compete, drew the cream of the crop. Aidan Callaghan was first down the beach, currently in poll position to take the national title, he needed the points to maintain his position at the top. Callaghan was to finish 9th overall in 58.05 and whilst the results are still provisional it looks to be that he will take the National title at best and silver at worst! The performance of the day was to be from club junior Kirsty McIllwaine. She was allowed to race in the Super Series Sprint races this year and her final race was to be a brilliant finale to a busy year. As with the men’s race the female race had the top athletes in the field. Kirsty exited the water in 3rd and maintained that position throughout the bike ,despite a heavy fall of the bike, until the run where she was just beaten into 4th by much more experienced triathletes. This high place finish in 1.05.40, has certainly made her name known in the triathlon racing arena and she will be one to watch in the future.Jack Brennan also had a great climax to his season with a second in his age group helped by a brilliant swim to finish in 1.08.31The weekends good weather was to hold for three club members who travelled to Groomsport in Co.Down to race in the half ironman distance. Sean McFadden was to take 3rd in his final race of a busy racing year and Irish International Siobhan Gallagher took home silver in the woman’s race in a time of 5.17.32. John McCarron had a brilliant last race and can be very proud off his achievements this year and in finishing in 5.09.06.If triathlon interests you the club welcomes all abilities. This is the time to start training for your goal. Please check the clubs facebook page and website www.letterkenny247.com for the clubs training schedule.ATHLETICS: AIDAN CALLAGHAN IN POLL POSITION TO TAKE NATIONAL TITLE was last modified: September 29th, 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:NoticesSportlast_img