I AM BOLT: Behind-the-scenes view of the superstar

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP):Usain Bolt is now a movie star. He refuses to say he’s an actor.Such a distinction is important for the Jamaican sprinting great and nine-time Olympic champion. Until his competitive career ends next year, Bolt will continue playing only one role – that of the world’s fastest man, someone who beat the odds to acquire immense fame and fortune on his way to becoming one of the biggest stars in global sport.As such, it’s not a made-for-Hollywood version of himself that takes centre stage in the documentary I Am Bolt, which is being released on Monday. As the title wants viewers to believe, the Bolt who is in the film is the very same one that his friends, family, and other members of his close-knit inner sanctum have seen for as long as they’ve known him.”I wasn’t an actor,” Bolt said. “I wasn’t trying to push a different person forward.”This is Bolt, a behind-the-scenes view of the superstar, which took about two years to make and has him holding the camera at times. The idea in large part surrounds Bolt’s quest for the so-called triple-triple – three gold medals in three events at three consecutive Olympics, something no sprinter in the history of the sport had ever accomplished.He pulled it off, to little surprise, at the Rio Games.And then he could finally exhale, knowing this film would have the perfect ending.”Oh my God! You have no idea the pressure that I was under,” Bolt said in a recent interview with The Associated Press as the production was winding down. “But I live for these moments. I love the pressure. And I have all the confidence in myself and my coach and the team I have that it would come true for me. The pressure was there, but the confidence was always there which made it much easier.”Bolt agreed to make the film after realising that he would be able to convince both his fans and his detractors that what they see on the track – a free-spirited showman who tries to be stoic and serious only when absolutely necessary – is what they would get if they tagged along with him on a typical day.He shows off some of the spoils of his life, whether it’s the party scene, or travelling, or enjoying luxury. He also shows how all that is possible, with 5:30 a.m. workouts that he groans through and the rigours of what’s needed to keep an elite athlete in top physical condition.”I live a simple life, you know what I mean?” Bolt said. “One of the things that made me really want to do this was people always saying: ‘Aw, this is not really who he is. He’s not always laughing. It’s not always fun for him.’ This is who I am. I really wanted to show people this is who I am. I like to have fun. I like to chill. I like to go out. That’s just a part of me. The part that people don’t see, that’s the part I want to show people behind the scenes, the hard work.”NOTHING TO PROVEThere are also some moments where that megawatt smile isn’t present. Yes, even Usain Bolt can have a tough day.”You have to ask yourself, why am I doing this? I’ve done everything. I’ve done it many times,” Bolt said. “I have nothing else to prove.”Not now, he doesn’t.The triple-triple was the capper to a storied Olympic career. He’s the world-record-holder in the 100- and 200-metre dashes and anchored the fastest 4×100-metres relay in world history as well. But without those three golds from Rio de Janeiro, Bolt would have felt somewhat unfulfilled.”I wanted to be one of the greatest,” Bolt said. “I wanted to be among the greats. Without this Olympics, I would be great, yes. But I don’t think I would be in the bracket of Muhammad Ali, PelÈ and the great footballers. That’s what I want.”Bolt’s plan is for the world championships next year in London to be his final meet.From there, who knows.He’s already well setup as a businessman, with endorsement deals around the globe and other investments such as a restaurant not far from Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston, an eatery where a two-lane track is stencilled on the floor around the bar. He’ll consider dabbling in other sports, and he has a clear desire to play football. He might coach. He will not be a politician.And he’s already been approached about acting. For the record, Bolt says the actor who could play him best is Denzel Washington, and he counts 2 Guns as one of his favourite movies.”People always say it was Training Day,” Bolt said. “But I loved 2 Guns because it was different.”He wanted this movie to be different as well.”I tried to talk about what I’m feeling, what I’m thinking,” Bolt said. “That’s what I really try to portray. I never try to be unoriginal.”last_img read more

From Zico to Neymar, Lasmars remain Brazil’s WC surgeons

first_imgAlthough just a teenager, young Rodrigo was afforded the privilege of accompanying his father throughout that tournament.“He met all the players, he was very involved,” Neylor Lasmar recently told Brazilian daily O Estado de Minas.Now 46, Rodrigo Lasmar is carrying on the family tradition and his role in mending Neymar’s broken foot is every bit as crucial to the Selecao’s World Cup hopes in Russia as his father’s skills had been 32 years ago.Like his father, Lasmar’s reputation preceded him and his selection by Neymar for the crucial task briefly made him the most important man in his homeland.“In the end, it’s the patient who decides which surgeon will operate on him — it’s about confidence,” Lasmar’s predecessor as the Brazil team’s chief medic Jose Luiz Runco told AFP.A measure of Lasmar’s importance in a football-mad nation that treats its star players almost as demi-gods was evident in the soap opera that led up to Neymar’s operation.It was a classic tug-of-war between club and country — and there was no doubt who came out on top.Neymar’s heart is Brazilian yellow, not Parisian blue.When he suffered the injury on February 25, speculation was rife over what to do, where to do it and who would be given the responsibility.The 26-year-old had joined Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) six months earlier, but Neymar is a national treasure in Brazil and their World Cup ambitions trumped PSG’s Champions League hopes.Brazilian fans still haven’t recovered from the pain of losing their star player to a broken vertebrae ahead of the 2014 World Cup semi-final on home soil and few want to be reminded of how the Selecao coped without him: a humiliating and record-equalling 7-1 thrashing by Germany.Uncertainty reigned until Lasmar returned from a conference in Russia to meet with Neymar’s representatives and PSG management.When the verdict was announced, Brazilians breathed a sigh of relief while Parisians were left deflated — and more so a few days later when Real Madrid dumped their Neymar-less side out of the Champions League.Neymar was going under the knife immediately, but not in Paris and one of its reputed clinics; in Lasmar’s home town of Belo Horizonte.– Accused of lying –To add insult to PSG’s injury, Lasmar stated Neymar’s foot had suffered a full fracture rather than the less serious hairline version diagnosed by French doctors.Neymar would be out for up to three months rather than the “six to eight weeks” previously announced by the player’s father.He was in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup, not to play any further part in PSG’s season.The next day, an article in French newspaper L’Equipe citing sources close to PSG accused Lasmar of having lied about the true nature of Neymar’s injury to ensure he would be kept in cotton wool until Brazil needed him.PSG were reduced to sending their prefered surgeon Gerard Saillant — renowned for having operated on Brazilian great Ronaldo’s knee in late 2000 — as Lasmar spent an hour and a quarter on Neymar on March 3.“He faced up to all the pressure very well, he’s a very focussed person,” said Runco, who passed the Brazil baton to Lasmar in 2014.Lasmar had joined Runco’s backroom staff in 2001 and went to the World Cup a year later.Ironically, that was where Ronaldo, freshly patched up by Saillant, fired Brazil to their last World Cup success with a brace in the 2-0 final victory over Germany.Saillant’s handiwork had left its mark on Lasmar.“What impressed me most was the recovery of Rivaldo and Ronaldo, whose presence had been uncertain,” Lasmar said in an interview with Hoje em Dia.Neymar’s injury is not as serious as Ronaldo’s was, but Lasmar will hope his surgical skills stand the test of time in the way Saillant’s did, and that Neymar emulates his striking predecessor.Whatever happens, one person is particularly proud of Lasmar: his father Neylor.“For us, it’s highly gratifying that he was called upon to operate on Neymar, as I was with Zico before,” he said. “It’s an honour to operate on a star footballer.”If Neymar succeeds where Zico failed, Lasmar’s fame in Brazil will only grow.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Orthopaedic surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, who operated on Brazilian star Neymar’s foot, is following in the family line © AFP/File / NELSON ALMEIDASAO PAULO, Brazil, Mar 30 – Following in his father’s footsteps, orthopaedic surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar’s operation on superstar Neymar has proved crucial in preparing Brazil’s billion-dollar team for their tilt at World Cup glory.Back in 1986, Neylor Lasmar was called upon to fix the knee of the star of the Brazilian team heading to Mexico and aiming to win a first World Cup since 1970, Zico.last_img read more

I have nothing against Wanyama, says Migne

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama tracks down DR Congo’s Neskeens Kebano during an international friendly match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on march 26, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 12 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has insisted he has no problem with midfielder Victor Wanyama, saying the Tottenham Hotspur man is still his skipper and a vital component of the national team set up.The French coach was irked with the absence of the captain and other players who couldn’t make it to camp for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifier against Ghana due to injury. Migne was of the opinion that the players should have reported to camp for assessment with the national team doctor.“My feeling was not against Victor (Wanyama); we need to be clear because he is my captain and the best player in the country. He is a good guy; I met him in June but it’s the spirit I want to give for my team, for the high level,” the tactician told Capital Sport.He added; “Before Ghana it would have been interesting to have your captain at least one or two days with the team to share the spirit and for motivation. I am not happy not against him, but the fact that I didn’t see him. In June he was not there, he was injured, now again but I want to see him soon.”Migne has also insisted that moving forward any player who is called in to the team but is reported injured should travel to the country for assessment with the national team medical unit, whether local or foreign based.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne during a past training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We have built a new medical department with the president where when you have a player injured, we need to check,” the coach explained.“There is a new rule in this national team that when someone is injured he needs to come and we check. When a local player doesn’t want to come, then maybe he can be banned by FIFA. During the FIFA period, you need to respect the national team. It’s not always the club first. This period, national team is boss,” the coach further opined.After the two matches though, the tactician says he has an idea of his best 11, but has warned that the team might change ahead of next month’s third AFCON qualifier home and away against Ethiopia.“I have some answer but in this team, it is a new process every time. The door is always open for players to come and go, even after this game. We have one month before Ethiopia and I will watch every player in their respective leagues and maybe we can have some new players,” the tactician said.Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne giving instructions during the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAhead of the Ethiopia game, Migne will have defender Brian Mandela back from suspension while Paul Were and Wanyama will be ready after picking up match fitness following injury spells.Johannah Omollo who was called up but missed both games against Ghana and Malawi will also be ready to play against Ethiopia.“He was a little bit injured and we could have fielded him for the Malawi game. But if I did that, that would be risking because we might lose him for another three weeks and the Ethiopia game is in four weeks. Now he is okay, he might play for his club this weekend and in Ethiopia, he will be there,” said the tactician.Meanwhile, Migne says the team should now forget about the Ghana game and focus on the two vital ties against Ethiopia which he says will be crucial in realizing the team’s dream to the Cup of Nations.“I don’t care about Ghana because it is in the past. What is interesting is Ethiopia. It was fantastic against Ghana but it’s finished now. We need to see what is infornt of us and dream. We have to put all effort and be ready in one month then probably play a final against Sierra Leone in November,” Migne said of the African Cup of Nations dream.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne during a past training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has now called on fans to turn out in large numbers in those two games against Ethiopia and Sierra Leone to give the team a push, saying he was disappointed playing the Malawi friendly in a near empty stadium.“We need to bring the fans with us to be there because if we have one chance to be in AFCON, it will not be alone with the players and my president. We need the fans and I hope against Ethiopia we will see a full stadium. Against Malawi we played in an empty stadium and it is not interesting. Also, against Ghana only 17,000 fans came and it was not enough,” the coach opined.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Uganda qualify for last 16 despite Egypt loss

first_imgAfter prolific Liverpool scorer Salah put Egypt ahead against the run of play on 36 minutes, captain Ahmed Elmohamady added a second just before half-time.Uganda had plenty of possession in both halves and often threatened to score without managing to put the ball in the net.Egypt topped the final standings with nine points and Uganda came next with four to also qualify automatically for the knockout phase.The Democratic Republic of Congo came third with three points after trouncing Zimbabwe 4-0 in another Cairo stadium.Elmohamady said: “Nine points out of three games is something Egypt is used to – the difficult part is what comes next.“As of tomorrow, we will start to prepare, regardless of the team we will meet in the last 16.“We scored five goals in three matches and kept three clean sheets. For me these are good numbers.”Uganda were more impressive than Egypt for the first 30 minutes on a hot night at a packed 75,000-capacity Cairo International Stadium.Goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy did well to push a sizzling, long-range Allan Kyambadde drive over at the expense of a corner.Abdu Lumala was a constant threat for the Cranes and had a shot and a header saved in quick succession with the Pharaohs defence not its normal assured self.Salah then turned the tide toward the record seven-time African champions by lifting a free-kick over a defensive wall and past goalkeeper Denis Onyango into the corner of the net.It was the second goal of the tournament for the Egyptian idol and Elmohamady notched his second in first-half stoppage time.– Massive blow –A low cross eluded two Egyptians, including Salah, but fell to Elmohamady, who unleashed a low shot that took a slight deflection en route to the far corner of the net.It was a massive blow for the Ugandans, who did not deserve to be two goals behind as they walked to the changerooms.The pace of Salah gave him a chance to score his second goal soon after the break, but Onyango made a superb one-hand block to foil the 2018 African Footballer of the Year.Uganda regained their composure to cause constant problems for the home team, but lacked a clinical finisher like Salah.Earlier, Africa Cup of Nations newcomers Madagascar pulled off a stunning upset of powerhouses Nigeria with a 2-0 win over the three-time former champions to clinch a place in the last 16.Lalaina Nomenjanahary gave Madagascar a shock 12th-minute lead in Alexandria and Charles Andriamatsinoro sealed the victory.At the 30 June Stadium in Cairo, the Democratic Republic of Congo put a two-loss start to the tournament behind them with a 4-0 triumph over Zimbabwe, the biggest of the competition so far.Jonathan Bolingi punished a blunder by goalkeeper Elvis Chipezeze to head the Congolese Leopards in front on four minutes and Cedric Bakambu added a second before half-time.China-based Bakambu netted again midway through the second half and Britt Assombalonga added a fourth.The Congolese will know only Tuesday night after the final group matches whether they are among the best four third-place finishers and remain in the competition.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egypt’s forward Mohamed Salah (2nd-R) runs with the ball during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Group A football match between Uganda and Egypt at the Cairo International Stadium in the Egyptian capital on June 30, 2019. © AFP / Khaled DESOUKICAIRO, Egypt, Jul 1 – Mohamed Salah scored from a free-kick as host nation Egypt defeated Uganda 2-0 in Cairo Sunday to win Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations with a perfect three-win record.Pre-tournament favourites Egypt will remain in Cairo for the round of 16 and play one of the best four third-place finishers next Saturday.last_img read more

Thiago Silva – ‘I think Cristiano Ronaldo could join Paris Saint-Germain…I am hopeful’

first_img1 Cristiano Ronaldo Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo could join Paris Saint-Germain, according to club captain Thiago Silva.The Portugal international still has over three years on his contract at Real Madrid but has been linked with a move away.Manchester United are reportedly interested but now PSG could join the race after Silva revealed the players would love the 30-year-old at the Parc des Princes.“It is always great to play with big players and Ronaldo is the best player in the world,” Silva told RMC.“If the club decide to pursue him, the players would be happy, too. He is a great player, someone who would be vital for any team, and especially for PSG who dream of winning the Champions League with great players.“I don’t know what happened between him and Blanc, because the coach did not tell the rest of the squad about their conversation.“But I am hopeful. I think Ronaldo could join PSG.”last_img read more

Jose Mourinho: Chelsea stars ‘needed’ night out to enhance group dynamic

first_img1 Jose Mourinho Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has jumped to the defence of his players who were pictured leaving a London nightclub in the early hours of Thursday morning.Mourinho hopes the Christmas party, which involved a dinner and then a trip to the venue, has benefits for the dynamic of a squad, boosted by the availability of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after a three-month absence with a knee injury.“I think they need that and many times so many circumstances it’s not easy to do it,” Mourinho said.“They told me the dinner was really good and the after dinner was even better. Everybody was happy.”Asked if the management team would have a night out, Mourinho added: “I’m tired of them.”Mourinho also sees no reason why Diego Costa’s future is subject to speculation, but declined to say if the striker will start in Saturday’s Premier League game against Bournemouth.Costa dropped to the substitutes’ bench for last week’s draw at Tottenham and threw his bib in Mourinho’s direction when it became apparent he would not feature at White Hart Lane.Speculation has heightened that Chelsea are looking to recruit a new striker in January and that Costa, who has three Premier League goals this season, was nearing the end of his time at Stamford Bridge, 18 months after his £32million move from Atletico Madrid.Mourinho said: “I don’t know why. For me no question marks. Always played, was on the bench one match, which I think is more than natural. No problems, no problems at all.“I think he always tried to give his best, sometimes playing phenomenal, other times not so well. But he is a player that always tried.“I didn’t ask him (his reaction to last Sunday), but he trained very well. That’s the only thing that matters to me.“I cannot say better than ever, because normally he trains very well.”Costa was one of the three players, along with Ramires and Kenedy, pictured leaving the nightclub with boxer James DeGale, and Mourinho feels the press misconstrued the nature of the event after giving his squad blessing.“The paparazzi was not the best,” Mourinho said.“I think the paparazzi had a problem with the memory card. There were 25 players inside and he only got three.”last_img read more

‘He’s the coach’s coach’

first_img “We’re in good shape,” Bradshaw said. “Rutherford and Haliday could start at a number of the bigger schools in the area. We’re grinding away at practice on a daily basis and looking for improvement. It’s fun – that’s more important than anything else.” Hillcrest Christian this week unveiled its new basketball facility at the Shepherd of the Hills church, minutes from campus. The project, which doubles as a “family life center,” cost an estimated $5 million and features theater-style seating and a state-of-the-art sound system. Viewpoint of Calabasas will get its first look at Bradshaw, the Eagles (8-6) and the gym tonight at 7:30 in a nonleague game. “The facilities here are as nice as any I’ve ever seen, especially at the high school level. It’s going to be hard to match this gym,” Fullove said. “And working alongside coach Bradshaw is a great opportunity for me and everyone associated with Hillcrest Christian. My basketball knowledge increases every second I’m around him. He’s the coach’s coach.” There are differences coaching at a large school such as Simi Valley and at tiny Hillcrest Christian, which has an enrollment of 170. None of it mattered to Bradshaw. “When I heard about coach Bradshaw was coming back into the coaching community, I thought Hillcrest Christian would be the perfect fit for a coach of his stature,” Bell-Jeff of Burbank coach Eli Essa said. “It’s not a move down to a small school. It’s a move up to a small school. It’s not about how thick the carpet is, it’s who walks on it.” If a student is ready to learn, Bradshaw is more than willing to be a mentor. “Coach knows a lot about the game,” Rutherford said. “I’m going to soak in everything he says while he’s here.” Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 sean.ceglinsky@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita He had his share of players move onto the next level. Don MacLean, a 1988 Simi Valley graduate, starred at UCLA and played nine years in the NBA. And Branduinn Fullove left Simi Valley in 2000, was the Big West Conference Player of the Year as a junior at UC Santa Barbara, and now is an assistant coach at Hillcrest Christian. Bradshaw left coaching in 1999 to spend more time with his son, Ryan, leaving the Simi Valley job to another former player, Christian Aurand. He has continued to teach at the school. “It was time for me to move on,” Bradshaw said. “Things worked out perfect. It couldn’t have gone any better. There were zero hard feelings when I left Simi Valley. In fact, it was a big relief.” Ryan is working toward a kinesiology degree from Chico State, and his father is back on the sidelines, guiding a rising powerhouse at Hillcrest Christian, which returns several players from last season’s Southern Section Div. V-AA champion. Sophomore Dallas Rutherford headlines the group; he’s averaging 20.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Senior Ryan Haliday is averaging 17.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per outing. “Being here at Hillcrest Christian is a great opportunity for me,” Bradshaw said. “It’s the right place at the right time.” Bradshaw was an assistant under Bob Hawking at Simi Valley for seven years before taking over the head-coaching responsibilities in 1989. In 11 years, he compiled a 215-81 record, won four Marmonte League titles, qualified for the Southern Section playoffs 10 times, reached the Div. I-A finals in 1992 and 1993 and advanced to the semifinals in two other seasons. center_img Some people are just meant to be coaches. Boys’ basketball coach Dean Bradshaw enjoyed tremendous success at Simi Valley High in the 1990s, then retired to spend more time with his family. Now, he’s back, at Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills, the Daily News’ fifth-ranked Small Schools team. last_img read more


first_imgA Rosses lady was selected the best dressed among 2,000 guests at a mega charity gig in Dubai on Friday night, writes Eoin McGarvey.Andrea Byrne-Gul, 32, a daughter of Dee and Noreen Byrne of Bunaman, Annagry beat all the style and glamour at the $450 a head charity event at the spectacular Meydan Racecourse in Dubai to receive the title of Best Dressed Woman.The 9th Oil Barron’s Charity Ball is Dubai’s energy industry’s event of the year and had a record attendance of 2,000 guest this year. The red carpet event attracts the crème da le crème of industry leaders in the oil and gas industry and is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed, President, Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman of the Emirates Group. Guests were treated to exquisite food, fantastic live music and entertainment and the evening also featured the crowning of the 9th Oil Baron.The Friends of Cancer Patients charity fundraiser also presented an award for the best dressed couple.The theme of this year’s event was ‘Everybody Needs Somebody’ and entertainment was by the Blues Brothers tribute show featuring Aretha Franklin and James Brown.Former Emirate Airlines air hostess Andrea has been living and working in Dubai for nine years now and married her husband Nome Gul, a native of Manchester, there two years ago. She has also worked with the Fashion Island group and had to take care of the top fashion designers in the world when they arrived in Dubai including Chanel designer Karl Lagerfield and Donna Karan who owns DKNY.Her mum Noreen said that they are delighted for her.“She sent us a text message from the event to say she had just been presented with the award for best dressed lady. She was really excited and we are all delighted for her,” she said.ROSSES LADY NAMED BEST-DRESSED AMONG 2,000 AT GLITZY DUBAI EVENT was last modified: November 19th, 2011 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:Andrea Byrne-GulAnnagryDubailast_img read more


first_imgUrris GAA News:THANKS: CLG Iorras wish to say a Massive Thanks to all who supported the Monster Bingo in the Youth Club on Sunday, sponsors of games etc, the Youth Club and all who helped out on Saturday night and on the day.Your help much appreciated. As in previous posts all money raised on Sunday goes to the St Columbcille High Support and Day Centre in Cleagh, an excellent facility in our Parish. CLUB MEETING: There is a club meeting on Wednesday night at 8.30pm.SENIOR & RESERVES FOOTBALL: The Seniors & Reserves had their first league games in division 3 away to Milford on Saturday night. No luck for either team on the day. Reserve Match Milford 2-11 Urris 0-05. Senior match Milford 2-12 Urris 1-03. Both teams have a free weekend and next game is home to Aodh Ruadh , Ballyshannon on Saturday 4th April. Outdoor training every Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm.LADIES FOOTBALL: The ladies played Fanad Gaels at home on Sunday but were beaten on a score of Fanad 4-17 Urris 4-07. The Ladies have a free weekend also this coming weekend. Training continues every Wednesday & Friday nights at 7.30pm.CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for 2015–Fees for the year: Adult Membership €25, Students (3rd level & in full time education with student ID card) €15 and Under-age €3. Anyone playing football for the club must have their membership paid up to be covered by insurance in case of injury. Club members will have also have first preference on Donegal Match tickets for the coming season. Fees must be paid in full by March 31st. Payable to John Friel, Edward Mc Laughlin, Nichola Donaghey or any Committee members. Clubhouse open on Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm. MATCH “N” WIN: March 19th: Numbers drawn: 3, 4, 6, & 15. No jackpot winner. €15 winners: DT Taxis , Clonmany, Niamh Mc Eleney, Mindoran, Farren;s Ardagh, Clonmany, Kevin Gilmore, Ballyliffin and Gearoid Mac Gabhann, C/o Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin. Jackpot next week €820. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support us in this weekly draw.EASTER DRAW: Tickets are now on sale for our Easter Draw for Under Age football in the club. Some great prizes to be won. 1st prize- €100 hamper, 2nd prize- €50 hamper, 3rd Large Easter Egg plus four other prizes of chocs and more eggs. Tickets €2. Draw takes place on Easter Saturday April 4th in Mac Tams.WELL DONE: CLG Iorras congratulate Shannen Devlin a member of the Liverpool Hope University team who played in the 3rd- level final ( Donaghey Cup) In Cork last Saturday and also, to the other Urris girls, Nicole Gordon, Aine Bradley, Lauren Cregan who played for the Donegal Minor Ladies in the Ulster match in Carndonagh on Sunday past against Tyrone.U16 BOYS: Played Moville last Sunday but lost, final score Moville 4-12 Urris 1-09. The lads are home to Malin on Sunday at 12pm in the next round of the Darren Downwy / Gary Mc Laughlin Memorial Cup.U16 Boys Training: Training on Tuesday nights from from 6.45 pm to 8pm in the Youth Club. Can all bring €2 to cover cost of the hall. U14 Boys Training: On Monday nights at 7pm in Straid.U12 Training: Boys & girls training in Straid every Thursday at 4pm.U6 & U8 : Training for both U6 & U8 every at 11am in the Youth Club Clonmany. All children must be at school-no pre school children.BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. Side prizes for Easter this Thursday night. GAA NEWS: URRIS LOSE LEAGUE OPENER AWAY TO MILFORD was last modified: March 22nd, 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

Solari on the verge of replacing Lopetegui at Real Madrid helm

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won According to Sky Sources, the LaLiga giants will end Lopetegui’s tenure at the Bernabeu after just nine games of the league season.Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was heavily linked with the position but Spanish newspaper Marca has also reported that Solari is primed for the job.Lopetegui became Los Blancos boss in the summer after being sacked as manager of the Spain national team two days before the start of their World Cup campaign.Real set an unwanted goalscoring drought record of not finding the net in over 481 minutes against Levante on Saturday. They got a goal later in the game but still lost 2-1. 2 huge blow 2 ADVICE RANKED Solari was a Real Madrid player from 2000-05 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions no dice Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is reportedly “close” to being dismissed from his post.And it is understood B team boss Santiago Solari will be hired as Lopetegui’s replacement.center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF The club’s hierarchy will be keen to act quickly as Real are in action in the Champions League on Tuesday night against Viktoria Plzen before facing Barcelona in the first El Clasico of the season on Sunday.However, they are handed the boost of knowing Barca’s star man Lionel Messi will not feature at the Nou Camp after suffering a bone fracture to his elbow during their victory over Sevilla this weekend. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Lopetegui’s men are sixth in the table after losing to Levante on Saturday Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Latest Football News REVEALED REVEALED last_img read more