AMA picks little-known Graham 1st in 2017 PBA D-League Draft

first_imgWangs Basketball-Letran picked Jerrick Balanza at second, Batangas-EAC went to Allan Richard Martin at third, CEU nabbed Keanu Caballero at fourth, Zark’s Burgers-Lyceum got CJ Perez at fifth, Gamboa-St. Clare selected Mohammed Pare at sixth, and JRU got Leonardo Esguerra at seventh.Marinerong Pilipino tabbed Fil-Am Kyle Toth at eight, Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian picked RK Ilagan at nine, Mila’s Lechon had Jose Romeo Bellosillo at 10, and Go for Gold-St. Benilde ended the first round with Kendrix Belgica at 11.School-based teams Perpetual and Akari-Adamson passed on their picks during the draft proceedings.Heralded players Alvin Pasaol (second round), Abu Tratter (fourth), Vince Tolentino (fifth) went to Marinerong Pilipino, while Rob Ricafort (sixth) and Arvin Tolentino (seventh) was picked by Che’Lu Bar and Grill in the succeeding rounds as the draft lasted through 18 rounds and saw 124 names get called out.First Round:AMA – Owen GrahamWangs – Jerrick BalanzaBatangas – Allen Richard MartinCEU – Keanu CaballeroZark’s – CJ PerezGamboa – Mohammed PareJRU – Leonardo EsguerraMarinero – Kyle TothChe’Lu- RK IlaganMila’s – Jose Romeo BellosilloGo for Gold – Kendrix BelgicaADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 12th Round:AMA – Philip ManalangWangs – Enrique CaunanBatangas – John Edric EstacioZark’s – Jeric SerranoGamboa – Wilson BartolomeGo for Gold – Justin Gutang13th Round:AMA – Jose Carlos EscalanteWangs – Hubert CaniBatangas – Rustan BugarinZark’s – Rhanzelle YongGo for Gold – Gerard Castor14th Round:AMA – Zach HuangWangs – Christian BuñagBatangas – Darrell CiruelaZark’s – Alwin AldayGo for Gold – Matthew Johnson15th Round:AMA – Levi dela CruzBatangas – Daniel de GuzmanZark’s – Dominic FajardoGo for Gold – Rene Sta. Maria16th Round:AMA – Argene SabalzaZark’s – Paul dela Cruz17th Round:AMA – Alberto Torres18th Round:AMA – MC VelasquezSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES AMA Online Education threw a curveball and nabbed Fil-Canadian forward Owen Graham as the first overall pick in the 2017 PBA D-League Draft Tuesday at PBA Cafe in Metrowalk.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kawhi’s debut? Spurs list Leonard as probable for Tuesday Coach Mark Herrera put premium on familiarity in picking the little-known winger who he believes can be a difference maker for the Titans.“He’s fast and he’s an all-around player. He already played for me in NAASCU,” said Herrera, comparing his prized recruit to former PBA MVP Arwind Santos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseGraham and hardworking big man Andre Paras will be tasked to carry the load for AMA as it aspires to make a breakthrough and reach the semifinals for the first time this 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Nine of the 11 teams which participated in the draft proceedings filled their rosters with varsity players, leaving AMA, Marinerong Pilipino, and Mila’s Lechon to get first dibs at the top prospects in the neophyte pool. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Second Round:AMA – Michael CañeteWangs – Jeo AmbohotBatangas – Sean NeriCEU – Pierce ChanZark’s – Jaycee MarcelinoGamboa – Raymond RubioJRU – Jed MendozaMarinero – Alvin PasaolChe’Lu – Jayson DavidMila’s – Jason CrisostomoGo for Gold – Edward DixonThird Round:AMA – Rocky AntonaresWangs – Christian BalagasayBatangas – Dan CorillaCEU – Arma DemigayaZark’s – Jayvee MarcelinoGamboa – Rafael RebugioJRU – Valery Patrick MvogoMarinero – Chester SalduaChe’Lu – JM CalmaMila’s – Bryle HeraduraGo for Gold – Clement LeutcheuFourth Round:AMA – Richard EscotoWangs – Fran YuBatangas – Jerome GarciaCEU – Rene PamaranZark’s – Reymar CaduyacGamboa – Joshua FontanillaJRU – Michael John PerezMarinero – Abu TratterChe’Lu – Alvin BaetiongMila’s – Jason LuzGo for Gold – Eric PiliFifth Round:AMA – Barkley EboñaWangs – Alex MandrezaBatangas – Juju BautistaZark’s – Niño IbañezGamboa – CJ CaturaJRU – Jarvy RamosMarinero – Vince TolentinoChe’Lu – Ian ValdezMila’s – Anton PosadasGo for Gold – Unique NaboaSixth Round:AMA – Domark MatillanoWangs – Bonbon BatillerBatangas – Jethro MendozaZark’s – Ralph TansingcoGamboa – RV JumaquiaoJRU – Junmark SilvarezMarinero – Luis BrillChe’Lu – Rob RicafortGo for Gold – JJ DomingoSeventh Round:AMA – Luke ParceroWangs – Christian FajaritoBatangas – Camillus AltamiranoZark’s – Spencer PrettaGamboa – Aeron DecanoJRU – Mark Christian YuMarinero – Franky JohnsonChe’Lu – Arvin TolentinoGo for Gold – Carlo YoungEighth Round:AMA – Juan Carlo GarciaWangs – Larry MuyangBatangas – Enjerico DiegoZark’s – Jeffrey SantosGamboa – Joseph PenaredondoJRU – Aaron De GuzmanMarinero – Justin YamzonGo for Gold – Amando San Juan IINinth Round:AMA – Harold NgWangs – Lance VacaroBatangas – Philip TampocZark’s – Kim CincoGamboa – Trevis JacksonJRU – Aldrien LoboGo for Gold – Lorenzo Mercado10th Round:AMA – Richard AbanesWangs – Javi Gomez De LiañoBatangas – John Paul MagullanoZark’s – Aldrich LiwagGamboa – Jerson PradoJRU – Dave TecsonGo for Gold – Frederick Pasturan11th Round:AMA – Jose EscalambreWangs – Michael PateBatangas – Adoum MbangZark’s – Edcor MarataGamboa – Reymark AcunoGo for Gold – Robert Enzo Ocampo It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tropical Storm Ursula slightly accelerates PLAY LIST 10:19Tropical Storm Ursula slightly accelerates01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold02:14Carpio 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 read more

Wolves rout Lakers before firing Tom Thibodeau

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Karl-Anthony Towns totaled 28 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks and Jeff Teague scored all of his 15 points in the first half and finished with 11 assists for the Timberwolves, who are 15-12 since trading Butler.Lance Stephenson had 14 points for the Lakers, who fell to 1-5 without James since he strained his groin during the Christmas Day win at Golden State. With backup point guard Rajon Rondo (right ring finger surgery) and power forward Kyle Kuzma (bruised lower back) missing again, too, the leftovers for the Lakers produced a mostly lethargic performance. This was their largest losing margin in 20 games since a 117-85 defeat at Denver on Nov. 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLakers coach Luke Walton subbed the 7-foot-1 Ivica Zubac in the starting lineup for Kuzma next to 7-footer JaVale McGee, and the experiment led to a 15-1 deficit before Michael Beasley replaced Zubac. The Lakers (21-19) missed their first eight shots from the floor, until Beasley’s baseline reverse layup.The Wolves built their first-half lead as large as 21 points, when a slick over-the-shoulder backward flip pass by Towns in the post on a give-and-go set up Wiggins for a soaring dunk and a 28-7 advantage. He went even higher in the second quarter to catch a textbook lob from Tyus Jones after sneaking behind Zubac with a backdoor cut for the slam and a 39-21 lead. Timberwolves fire coach, president Tom Thibodeau Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wiggins, whose first season on his maximum-salary contract as a $25 million player has been hit and miss to match the so-far uneven trajectory of his career, has been exhibiting an abundance of confidence in his jumpers lately, and that trust clearly paid off for him and the Timberwolves in this matinee.He made five shots from 15 feet or further before halftime, picking up a loose ball and calmly dribbling to the perimeter to sink a 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to make it 64-45.Wiggins slid to the background in the second half, but the Wolves had more than enough balance and energy to maintain their lead that stayed in double digits for the entire game after first reaching that level at 13-1. After Wiggins missed a 3-pointer, Towns delivered a jolting first basket of the third quarter with the rebound that he turned into a dunk over McGee in the same motion. Taj Gibson outjumped McGee for a rebound and a putback to give Minnesota a 70-50 advantage.Wiggins went 9 for 23 from the floor for the Wolves (19-21). His five highest-scoring games this season have all been in the last 20 games.STILL OUTADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Los Angeles Lakers’ Lance Stephenson tries to make a basket over Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers for a 108-86 victory on Sunday, the last game for coach Tom Thibodeau.Thibodeau was fired about an hour after the Timberwolves raised their home record to 8-2 against Western Conference foes, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. Though the timing of the dismissal after a decisive win was unusual, Thibodeau’s third season with the team started with turmoil surrounding the discontent of All-Star Jimmy Butler.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers The Timberwolves remained short-handed, too, with two of their top four scorers in Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) and Derrick Rose (sprained right ankle) still out with injuries. Covington, who missed his third straight game, is out indefinitely, with more clarity on his status not expected next week, according to Thibodeau. Rose sat for the fifth consecutive contest, but he was listed as questionable and considered close to a return, Thibodeau said.TIP-INSLakers: The starting lineup was outscored 91-34, with Brandon Ingram (13 points) and Josh Hart (10 points) going a combined 8 for 28 from the floor. …Timberwolves: Wiggins raised his career average against the Lakers to 23 points per game, his fourth-highest against the rest of the league. His best is against the club that drafted and traded him, Cleveland (25.6), and after that is Toronto (24.0), his hometown team. Sacramento (23.7) is his third-highest.UP NEXTLakers: Play at Dallas on Monday night, finishing their ninth of 13 sets of back-to-back games this season.Timberwolves: Visit Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

LNRCS Equips MCHT, Donates Protective Equipment-AS the Ebola Virus Surfaces Again

first_imgAs reports about the resurface of the deadly Ebola Virus in the country continues to circulate, the Liberia National Red Cross Society, has move swiftly to identify with the Montserrado County Health Team (MCHT) to help strengthen its response to menace.The LNRCS over the weekend provided protective suits to the county health team, being the first to witness several helpless victims falling victim to this vicious lives claimer (the Ebola virus).The LNRCS said the donation was meant to re-echo that it remains strongly supportive to the government’s effort to curb the spread of one of the world deadliest viruses in the country. The virus early broke-out in March this year after it was reported to have claimed many lives in neighboring Guinea.The Ebola virus initially broke out in the country a few months back and it claimed some lives. Initial cases were reported in Foya, Lofa County. Its presence was confirmed following blood samples sent to Paris, France, for testing.Over the past few months the news about Ebola seized in Liberia, especially when the 45 days observation period that barred people from touching one another elapsed.It took people by surprise again to hear about its presence in the country with reported cases in New Kru Town.Against this backdrop, the LNRCS donated one cartoon of Personal Protective Equipment, two cartoons of noise Mask and Body sheet, one cartoon of protective gowns, one cartoon of gloves, two drums of chlorine, five pieces of Mega phones and  two pieces of spray cans to combat the disease.LNRCS Assistant Secretary General, Boweh Barduae said the Red Cross was pleased to present the items to the MCHT as a way of solidifying the existing collaboration with the Government and other Partners in the Ebola fight.This is the second donation to the Government after the first donation of 50 boxes of PPE kits was made to the Health Ministry on March 26 for health workers who are on the frontline, treating suspected cases of Ebola. The Head of Program at the Liberian Red Cross, Madam Precious Dennis added that the Red Cross Society is complementing the effort of the Health Ministry in the areas of social mobilization, contacts tracing and psychosocial support as well as providing surviving kits for victims in Lofa and other targeted Ebola counties.Madam Dennis said with the latest confirmation of Ebola in Freetown, the LNRCS has also rolled out its sleeves for intervention in Cape Mount, starting -up with 75 volunteers conducting social mobilization.In response, the Director for the Community health Department Adolphus Kenta lauded the Red Cross for the donation and said he will help protect health workers against the disease at they come in contact with victims, stressing that the items will be used for its intended purpose.Mr. Kenta acknowledged the collaboration with the Red Cross and said they are still counting on the Red Cross for human Resources to create the needed awareness and inform the communities on the spread of Ebola and how it can be prevented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gift of life needed this holiday season

first_imgIf the participants wish to continue on with the process, all accommodations and travel expenses are paid for if a marrow donation is needed. (Usually participants must fly to Vancouver for the surgery.) Poon says if any of those methods aren’t suitable, giving a financial donation also goes a long way. Advertisement She says whatever method you opt for, it could save a life over the holidays. [asset|aid=2290|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a9f0dd3a79b89bd34d17936a6d625e17-Angela Poon 2_1_Pub.mp3] For more information clinic times, visit, and for more information on becoming a marrow donor, visit Give some red or give some green, but either way, there’s one gift that will go straight to the heart this holiday season. The B.C. and Yukon Canadian Blood Services is out in full force to gather a supply of 10,400 units of blood over the next couple of weeks.But, donating blood in the northeast is a problem – the nearest clinic is more than 200 kilometres away. – Advertisement -Spokesperson for the B.C. and Yukon branch, Angela Poon, says it’s simply too costly to have clinics in every jurisdiction. [asset|aid=2289|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a9f0dd3a79b89bd34d17936a6d625e17-Angela Poon 1_1_Pub.mp3] The nearest clinic to Fort St. John is in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and even that clinic runs only once per year. Advertisement Prince George is the closest clinic that runs twice per week. Poon says oftentimes, northern residents schedule an appointment when they are visiting Prince George. For other ways to support the cause, Poon suggests registering as a stem cell or bone marrow donor. She says this option is great for rural residents who wish to help out. Participants get a swab-kit mailed directly to their household. There, they can perform the oral-swab, mail the kit back, and then wait for someone who requires the matched-marrow.last_img read more

Hundreds of pro-LNG tweets go to Ottawa

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — FSJ for LNG was at the Fort St. John Trade Show this past weekend, and out of it, they got almost 1,000 photos of residents standing for LNG development to send to Ottawa.FSJ for LNG’s twitter feed is now flooded with 965 photos that were taken of residents on the weekend, and subsequently tweeted to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna.“Northern BCs economy and jobs are at stake Say YES 2 #LNGinBC,” the tweets state.Northern BCs economy and jobs are at stake Say YES 2 #LNGinBC @ec_minister @JustinTrudeau @Canadianpm @cathmckenna— FSJ for LNG (@FSJforLNG) April 10, 2016- Advertisement -Northern BCs economy and jobs are at stake Say YES 2 #LNGinBC @ec_minister @JustinTrudeau @Canadianpm @cathmckenna — FSJ for LNG (@FSJforLNG) April 10, 2016Alan Yu with FSJ for LNG said the idea originally came from one of his meetings with Mayor of Fort St. John Lori Ackerman in the past.While the Prime Minister and a federal cabinet minister are both bound to have tons of social media notifications day in and day out, Yu said he’s confident they will see their message from the northeast.FSJ for LNG also took the initiative to send letters to the Prime Minister and cabinet members, in support of the LNG industry every day until June 15. Yu said the process will start next week.Advertisement Another photo booth session, by Kristi Leer of Fort Nelson, will be taking place at the Fort Nelson and District Trade Show, which takes place on the last weekend of the month.last_img read more

Southampton defender Hooiveld joins Millwall on loan

first_img1 Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld has joined Millwall on loan for the rest of the season.The central defender is considered surplus to requirements at St Mary’s and has spent time on loan at Norwich this season.But after making a return to Southampton, Hooiveld is on the move yet again, becoming Millwall’s sixth January signing after agreeing a loan until the summer.The 31-year-old joins a Millwall side currently third bottom of the Championship and three points from safety. Jos Hooiveld in action for Southampton last_img

Storage merger certain

first_imgGLENDALE After $5 billion and the better part of a year, Public Storage Inc. announced Tuesday that it will acquire Shurgard Self Storage Centers Inc. The market leader had coveted Shurgard for years, bidding twice for its Seattle-based competitor. After its $2.5 billion bid last summer fell short of Shurgard’s expectations, Public Storage renewed its focus, upped its offer and finally landed an operator prized for its international portfolio and strong domestic operations. The deal calls for Public Storage to pay Shurgard investors around $65 per share and assume $1.8 billion in debt, totalling $5 billion for the 633-location company. With both companies’ board of directors approving the pact, the merger should be complete late in the second quarter. “It’s been busy for the last few months, that’s for sure,” said Clem Teng, Public Storage’s vice president of investor services. “It was worth waiting. This is a win-win for both companies.” Under the terms of the merger, Public Storage will remain in its Glendale headquarters and evaluate personnel with both companies to decide how to integrate operations. It currently employs more than 4,100 workers, compared with Shurgard’s 2,000. The resulting company will boast a market capitalization of $18 billion, ownership in more than 2,100 facilities. Though Shurgard explored a number of buyers after Public Storage’s July bid, ultimately, none could match the package offered by the market leader. “Shurgard’s advisers had to say there aren’t other white knights out there,” said Jim Chiswell, president of Chiswell and Associates, a Charlottesville, Va.-based consulting firm. “Public Storage was the one who could get it done.” Public Storage’s stock closed down $2.29, 2.88 percent, to $77.17 on Tuesday, while Shurgard’s declined $1, 1.57 percent, to $62.60. (818) 713-3738 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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


first_imgA man tried to run over a traffic warden in a row over parking fines.Letterkenny court.John Boyle tried to mow down traffic warden Danny Dougherty while he was crossing the Main Street in Letterkenny. The traffic warden, who was in full uniform, was pushed back four metres after being struck by Boyle’s Ford Mondeo car but did not receive any serious injuries.Boyle, a 49 year old married man, had an issue with the traffic warden over parking tickets, Letterkenny District Court was told.The startled traffic warden managed to bang his hand against Boyle’s bonnet to get him to stop during the incident at Market Square on November 12th, 2012.Bizarrely Boyle, of Leck Cottages, Letterkenny, accused the traffic warden of damaging his car and threatened him.The court was told that Boyle met traffic warden Doherty at a later date and pointed at him to another man.He accused Mr Dougherty of damaging his car, said he knew where he lived and that he would “kick him around the car park.”Judge Paul Kelly asked why Boyle had driven at Mr Dougherty in the first place and as told by defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher that there was an issue over parking tickets.He added “My client’s head was not in the right place then.”The court heard that Boyle is on temporary release from Castlerea Prison where he is serving 18 months for an incident in which he stabbed five people including a Garda in Letterkenny on August 14th, 2011.Judge Kelly described the incident as bizarre but reduced the charge from dangerous driving to careless driving at the request of the Gardai.He fined Boyle €250 and ordered him to keep the peace for a year and not to interfere in any way with traffic warden Danny Dougherty.MAN TRIED TO MOW DOWN TRAFFIC WARDEN IN ROW OVER PARKING TICKETS was last modified: March 19th, 2014 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:courtDanny DohertydonegalJohn Boyleletterkennytraffic wardenlast_img read more


first_imgThe Sunday competition on the 9th October was won by Johnny Sweeney 8 with 42 pts.Well done to Vlad Bautris who won the 2011 Singles Matchpla beating Tommy Ferguson 5&4 in the final last Saturday.Congratulations to the Gaeltacht League team who beat Cruit Island at home last Saturday 8.5 – 1.5 on the Sandy Hills Links in the first outing of the season. The four ball better ball was won by Peadar Boyce & Denis McBride with 40 pts, runners up were Joe McHugh & Jody McHugh with 37 pts bot. Third place was Seamus Connor & Mick Gallagher with 37 pts bot. The Generations Cup presented by Lady Captain Mary Devlin will take place on Saturday 15th October on the Old Tom Morris Links.This is made up of a Junior member (Under 18) and a full adult member playing greensomes format.The presentation will take place on Saturday evening with the outstanding prizes for all the junior competitions since open week.Members must book a tee time on a Saturday & Sunday to avoid disappointment and to allow the first tee to operate efficiently. Cutting in at the 10th tee on the Old Links is strictly not permitted at any time at weekends.Tee times can be booked via the Pavilion Golf Shop between 8am & 4pm everyday.The Sandy Hills Links is strictly green fee only and all players must check in with the Pavilion Golf Shop before play.The Pavilion Restaurant is open every Saturday & Sunday night.A new Sunday night set menu will be available from this Sunday from 4.30pm – 8.00pm with two courses for 20e, three courses for 25e. Contact 074-915-5000 for reservations.The Centenary Cup (aggregate score any combination Ladies/Gents) will take place on the Old Tom Morris Links this Sunday 16th of October.The Gents Seiko competition will take place on the Old Tom Morris Links on Saturday the 29th of October.The Gents Captains Weekend to Ballyliffin G.C will take place on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of November. Further details to follow. PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground every Thursday and selected other days by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.ENDS.ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 11th, 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:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more


first_imgAn exciting new partnership was announced at the weekend, with Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club and Aura Leisure Centre joining forces to launch a series of triathlon and duathlon races over the coming months.The race series will comprise of an Adults Duathlon, Adults Tri a Tri and finally a Junior Triathlon. With the continued growth and develop of the sport of triathlon in the town over the past number of years the local club seen it as imperative that it cater for the demand from both juniors and adults around the county. “Choosing a base for these races was a simple choice when it came to the crunch” said club chairman Gavin Crawford, “the facilities on offer at Aura are of the best in the county, with its ability to raise the pool floor, its abundance of space for athletes during the race and for refreshments afterwards with their event bar and catering area”.The club has seen a new influx of members of the past number of months and with the launch of the junior academy a couple of weeks ago, it is envisaged that the races will attract large numbers.Adults Duathlon – The duathlon is perfectly suited for individuals who may not be too confident in the water and prefer to do their exercising on dry land. The race consists of a 2 mile run, 10 mile bike and 2 mile run. Both the run and bike sections leave from Aura car park and head out the Churchill road. The run is a mile out and back with the bike course going as far as the Foxhall in Glenswilly and returning back into town on the main road. Both routes are nice and flat with a small incline just before the turn around on the bike. Perfect for beginners or the more advanced competitor.Tri a Tri – The Tri a Tri is designed to give newcomers to the sport or indeed individuals who think triathlon might be for them a chance to give it a go, in a relaxed and pressure free environment with a shorter distance than other races. The race will consist of 400m Swim , which translates to 16 lengths in the warmth and safety of the pool, a 13km bike on nice flat roads and a 3.5km run, which is again nice and flat finishing off on the track at Aura. The pool floor will be raised so being out of depth will not be an issue and any type of roadworthy bike can be used for the cycle, although helmets are compulsory. Kids Triathlon – With the launch of the junior academy a couple of weeks ago and the addition of 60 new members to the club this race was a must in the club calendar. The race distances are outlined on the race website as it will depend on the age group the juniors fall into. Again the base for this race will be Aura.To book a place in any of the races visit our website, this has links to all our race websites or contact the club directly on facebook.  TRIATHLON NEWS: 24/7 AND AURA COMBINE FOR LOCAL RACES was last modified: February 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more