Adamson makes presence felt, stuns NCAA champion

first_imgSEAG debacle aftermath: Young Aklanon’s big splash must not be in vain MOST READ Winning start The Lady Falcons were nowhere near the team they were in the previous UAAP season when—they could only cough up one win—as they dominated the Lady Chiefs, who didn’t show a trace of being the current NCAA champs.Christine Soyud instigated the Lady Falcons’ raging start as they posted a 19-10 lead in the opening set, taking advantage of the Lady Chiefs’ spotty defense that was so solid the previous two matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn posting its second straight win and keeping its tournament slate clean, Adamson handed Arellano its first setback in a 2-1 start.Comebacking setter Fen Emnas did an excellent job distributing the ball, making 29 excellent sets for Soyud and Jem Galanza to blast away. Galanza topscored with 18 points, Soyud had nine and Lea-Ann Perez eight for the Lady Falcons, who contained Arellano’s vaunted gunners with tough floor defense.Jovielyn Prado, one of Arellano’s top contributors, could only muster 11 points, while Andrea Marzan added eight. Regina Arocha contributed just two.Adamson created ripples during its opening match, whipping University of the Philippines last Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES Break new ground Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe reigning queens of the NCAA bowed to the cellar-dweller of the UAAP.In a stark reversal of roles, Adamson drubbed Arellano, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more


Fire at the various dumpsites is dangerous

first_imgDear Editor,I don’t know if anyone has noticed but of recent, there have been many fires and many are of known/unknown origin. Recently one businessman was blamed for dumping used tires and lighting them. Time and time again he keeps doing that.According to the various media, people complain over and over but sometimes were verbally abused by the businessman. Because lack of proper attention was given to the complaints, financial damages were caused on properties nearby. Will the culprit be forced to properly compensate the owner?There are strict laws regarding the lighting of bush/wildfire or at the dumpsites/garbage heaps but for some reason, people keep lighting the fires causing discomfort to people and sometimes financial losses and they are not being penalised.Editor, of recent, the fire engine sirens could be heard blaring almost every day and it’s mostly for wildfire or fires being lit at roadside dumps and now seemingly being a hot season, irresponsible persons, and it should be a cause of concern to those in authorities.Around the area where I reside, many fires are being lit daily and in most cases, it causes great concern to many people/babies/animals and in some cases, the guilty person would be pointed out and no action would be taken against him/her.Those in authority should enlighten the public about the dangers and its effect, enlighten them of their rights, protection should be provided when persons report anyone lighting or dumping garbage and charges being laid against those caught. This nonsense has been happening too long and it’s time it stops, don’t wait until it’s too late because the fires at the various dumpsites are dangerous.Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more


SOCU playing duplicitous game with Demerara River crossing probe – Jagdeo

first_img…says LGE important, referendum to express dissatisfactionOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday told a group of supporters on the West Bank of Demerara that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is playing a duplicitous game with investigations as it relates to the way in which the consultancy contract was awarded for the construction of the new Demerara River crossing.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo speaking at one of the meetings on the West Bank of Demerara on Wednesday“SOCU is playing a duplicitous game with (Public Infrastructure Minister David) Patterson because they have not called him in as yet and we will push hard for the entire Cabinet to go in (to SOCU),” he told the gathering at Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara.The contract in question was awarded to Dutch company, LievenseCSO, for a feasibility study into the new Demerara River bridge crossing. The Opposition had requested that the Public Procurement Commission investigate the award of the $148 million sole sourced contract.In its report on the matter, the Commission flagged Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson for requesting from Cabinet that the contract be sole sourced, instead of being processed through the Procurement Board as the law says should be done. It was subsequently announced that SOCU would be investigating the contract award.Public Infrastructure Minister David PattersonFollowing that, the PPP forwarded the matter to SOCU for them to investigate. Thus far, Minister Patterson has provided statements to SOCU but has never been summoned to be questioned as is the case with several of the Opposition Members as the investigation into Pradoville continues.Jagdeo, on Wednesday, held a series of meetings with the residents along the West Bank of Demerara as he presented the Party’s candidates and their plans for the November 12 Local Government Elections.At the La Grange meeting, the PPP General Secretary spoke boisterously about their plans for the Local Authority Area with the main item on the agenda being the refusal of any increased taxes.“We have a message for everyone and it is all about progress and working for a better future for all our people and really meaning,” he said, while calling on the residents to aid in getting the Party’s plans out there.He said the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration is out of touch with the reality of what is happening in Guyana since they are all living the good life while the common man has to be continuously fighting for what they deserve. He spoke at length about increased taxes that burdens the common man and provides additional revenue for the Government to waste.Head of SOCU, Sydney James“Over $30 billion in increased taxes to the common man. People in the hinterland have to pay an increase $1.3 billion because they put the VAT on so many things. We (the PPP) had said that because life in the Hinterland is so hard that they can bring in items such as soft drinks and water and so on tax free but this Government taxes that now. They have to pay $5000 more per barrel for fuel, $300 for water and $500 for water,” Jagdeo said.At the Patentia Tarmac, the Opposition Leader told a crowd that despite being in office for three and a half years, the APNU/AFC Government remains wasteful. He identified that every sector of the economy is being rapidly declining, adding that the country is still mourning the death of the sugar industry.“We had said and I will say it again that when the PPP gets back in office we will provide a stipend to every laid off sugar worker, while we find jobs for them,” he said, to loud cheers from many of the former Wales Estate workers.He reiterated that not only the sugar workers are affected by the estates closure, rather it is the wider communities as well since businesses depended on their earnings as well. He said during his meeting is Canal, people complained of having to pull their children out of school because they can no longer afford to send them all because they had to quit care farming following the closure of the Wales Estate.“I never thought we would have gone back to the days of hunger but I’ve seen people gone back to hunger because I know as a boy how it was. I thought we have gone a long way in eliminating hunger. They killed the momentum in the economy growth,” he noted.The party leader called on his supporters to reject the APNU/AFC Government in their large numbers because that will send a message that they are exhausted with the constant promises and very little delivery.“We can only reduce the hardships if we participate in the Local Government Elections… this is an important referendum to send a signal to the Government that we are abhor to their national policies… we have to come out in our numbers… we have to crush them in a massive way so they can see the writing on the wall,” Jagdeo urged.Meanwhile, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) parliamentarian Irfaan Ali said they are embarking on a very important journey by contesting LGE as it is one step to ensuring that the PPP is returned to Government. He expounded on the importance of the elections by urging persons to come out in their numbers and vote for the cup.Also, most of the constituency candidates presented their plans for their respective constituencies which includes improved drainage and better infrastructure within their communities. The Local Government Elections is slated for November 12.last_img read more


Look at it this way: Barbaro was a rarity

first_imgGender (three major possibilities): The most obvious thing. A horse can be a female, male or gelded male. Age (three): Another basic. A horse can be a 2-year-old, a 3-year-old or an “older” horse at any one moment. Track surface (three): A horse can be better on dirt, better on turf, or the same on each. Let’s wait and if there turns out to be “synthetic track” horses too. Off-track tendencies (three): A horse can be a mudder, a mud-hater, or the same in wet weather as dry. Distance preference (four): Sprinter, middle distances, long distances, or all of the above. Better to explain what makes every horse unique in the more objective terms associated with performance on the track. Off the top of my head, I wrote down a dozen characteristics that can define a thoroughbred’s career. Then I multiplied the number of variable traits and was stunned by the sheer volume of possible combinations. When you think about it this way, any racehorse is likely to be one rare individual – especially an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner. ARCADIA – Since Barbaro’s death, cynics have complained about all the tears shed for a mere horse, and racing fans have struggled to explain what made this horse special. I’ll tell you how not to convince people that a particular horse is unique. Do not talk about the funny way he likes his peppermints served, his preference for the music of Herman’s Hermits, or his arm-biting habit that’s really a sort of playfulness. The hard-hearted will not be swayed if you sound like one of those cat owners who insist Mittens is practically human. center_img Running style (three): Front-runner, stretch-runner or versatile. Training (two): Some work enthusiastically in the mornings, some less so. Career arc (three): Precocious, late-blooming, or steady. Consistency (two): Depending on physical or mental factors, some horses fire every time, some are in and out. Health (two): Possibly related to the factor above. A horse can be sound, or injury-prone. Breeding (two): A horse can have a recognized high-quality pedigree, or more modest bloodlines. The good ones tend to race better but not as long, because their breeding value means earlier retirements. Class (two): A horse either has or doesn’t have this ill-defined quality that we’ll use as a catch-all for competitiveness, physical bravery and other characteristics that allow some to pull out close races. Consider the possibilities. Multiply the variables: 3times 3 times 3 times 3times 4, etc. … and you see how many combinations of traits there are. It comes out to a grand total of 93,312 different combinations. Ninety-three thousand! According to The Jockey Club statistics, about 73,000thoroughbreds compete in the typical year. So, theoretically at least, every single one of them could have a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. And remember, we’re talking about characteristics that matter on the track, not silly things like a horse’s color and nickname around the barn. Barbaro? In almost all of our dozen variables, he had the preferable qualities, given the goals of the typical U.S. horse owner. He was male, a stakes winner on dirt and turf, a stakes winner on muddy and dry dirt, a dominant winner from 1 mile to 1 (he never tried sprints), able to press the pace or come from behind, a good enough worker to win the Kentucky Derby after one prep race in three months, and so on. The one thing Barbaro wasn’t was healthy, but that didn’t become a dramatic issue until after he won the Derby. Put it all together, and you see not only why Barbaro became an undefeated Derby champion, but why the loss of this rare specimen was widely mourned in the sport. Maybe the cynics will see it too. The weekend: The 23 horses available for Kentucky Derby parimutuel future-book wagering through Sunday include four who will be in action this weekend. Circular Quay, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up to Street Sense, and Notional, the Doug O’Neill-trained San Rafael Stakes winner, are among 14 3-year-olds in Saturday’s Risen Star at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Lawrence The Roman runs in Saturday’s Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct. Dreaming of Anna runs in Saturday’s Old Hat Stakes for fillies at Gulstream Park. At Santa Anita on Sunday, the field for the San Vicente Stakes is expected to include Half Famous, Law Breaker, Noble Court and Vaunt. The 7-furlong San Vicente’s winners include 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm. The future wager’s morning line has Nobiz Like Shobiz as the 8-1 favorite. Kevin Modesti is Daily News columnist. His horse racing column appears on Fridays. heymodesti@aol.com (818) 713-3616 SANTA ANITA LEADERS JOCKEY, WINS Garrett Gomez 43 Victor Espinoza 34 David Flores 20 Corey Nakatani 17 Aaron Gryder 15 Richard Migliore 14 William Antongeorgi III 12 TRAINER, WINS Doug O’Neill 16 Bob Baffert 15 John Sadler 15 Bobby Frankel 9 Jack Carava 8 Paddy Gallagher 8 Steve Knapp 8 ON THE STAKES SCHEDULE SANTA ANITA Saturday $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, 3-year-old fillies, 1 mile. $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap, 4-year-old-and-up fillies and mares, 1 1/16 miles. Sunday $200,000 La Canada Stakes, 4-year-old fillies, 1 1/8 miles. $150,000 San Vicente Stakes, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. GOLDEN GATE FIELDS Saturday $100,000 California Oaks, 3-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles. FAIR GROUNDS Saturday $300,000 Risen Star Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. A WEEK AT THE RACES Jorge Ricardo, a Brazilian unknown to most U.S. fans, became the world’s winningest jockey on Monday in Buenos Aires when his 9,591st career victory put him one ahead of Russell Baze. This means Baze, who passed Laffit Pincay on Dec. 1 with No.9,531, can lay claim only to the North American record. That is, at least until Baze returns from a rib fracture at Golden Gate Fields, and tries to take the mark back from Ricardo. Baze is 48, Ricardo 45. Corinthian (Javier Castellano riding) thumped Jazil in an allowance-level race Thursday at Gulfstream, the Belmont Stakes winner’s second runner-up finish of 2007. Lava Man was named Cal-bred Horse of the Year for the second time at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association dinner Monday in Pasadena. Brother Derek and Thor’s Echo had been finalists for the top honor. Also at the dinner, CTBA Hall of Fame inductions were held for breeders- owners John Mabee and his wife Betty Mabee; legislator and breeder Ken Maddy; the Mabees’ gelding Best Pal, and Free House. John Mabee died in 2002, Ken Maddy in 2000. Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, sidelined since Nov. 26, told the Daily Racing Form complications from December knee surgery will keep him from competing until March. Trainer Vladimir Cerin, whose wife Kellie Cerin died Feb. 1, asked that donations in her honor be made to the California Equine Retirement Foundation, 34033 Kooden Rd., Winchester, CA 92596. Kellie Cerin died when she fell at the home where the family was vacationing in Puerto Vallarta. Services were held Wednesday in Arcadia. Los Alamitos owner Dr. Ed Allred had a stroke last weekend but is expected to make a full recovery, the Orange County quarterhorse track said in a statement. The record 450 nominees to the Triple Crown at the Jan. 21 deadline (for a $600 early fee) include 32 from trainer Todd Pletcher, who will seek his first win in the classics with a group that includes Any Given Saturday, Circular Quay and Scat Daddy. Santa Anita jockey Garrett Gomez ($2.1 million) and trainer Doug O’Neill ($1.2 million) topped the respective national leader boards as the racing week began. – Kevin Modesti 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Arsenal can turn it around, says Wenger

first_img0Shares0000When asked if the season can still be salvaged, Wenger told Sky Sports: “Yes. We want to focus on the next game and continue to put in the effort we put in tonight.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 2 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has backed his side to turn their season around, despite suffering another heavy defeat against Manchester City.The Gunners hosted City at the Emirates Stadium for a Premier League clash on Thursday night, and were handed a 3-0 defeat, the same scoreline by which Pep Guardiola’s charges beat Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final. Bernardo Silva, David Silva, and Leroy Sane all scored for the visitors in the first half to extend City’s lead at the top of the standings to 16 points, while Arsenal, who were denied a way back into the tie as Ederson saved a second-half penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, are in sixth position, 10 points adrift of the top four.When asked if the season can still be salvaged, Wenger told Sky Sports: “Yes. We want to focus on the next game and continue to put in the effort we put in tonight.“We played twice against certainly the best side in the country at the moment and that was of course difficult for us because we didn’t have a good performance in the first game.“But we have quality and we want to show that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Cassini in safe mode after flying past Saturn moon

first_imgControllers have since sent commands for Cassini to resume normal transmission and scientists recovered all the data from the flyby despite a nearly 12-hour delay. Cassini was expected to be fully functional by week’s end. Iapetus, the third-largest Saturnian moon, gained fame in Clarke’s novel, which was developed in concert with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 movie by the same name. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Alicia Chang THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The international Cassini spacecraft went into safe mode this week after successfully passing over a Saturn moon that was the mysterious destination of a deep-space-faring astronaut in Arthur C. Clarke’s novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. Cassini flew within 1,000 miles of Iapetus on Monday and snapped images of its rugged, two-toned surface. As it was sending data back to Earth, it was hit by a cosmic ray that caused a power switch to trip. The spacecraft was not damaged, but had to turn off its instruments and relay only limited information. last_img read more


DOUBLE KILLER GALLAGHER BREAKS SILENCE DURING BROTHER’S COURT APPEARANCE

first_imgJohn Gallagher leaving an earlier sitting at Letterkenny court. (North West Newspix)A double-killer has broken his silence on his killings of a mother and a daughter and described the deaths as an “unfortunate incident”.Co Donegal-born John Gallagher appeared in court today after accusing his brother of trying to harm him.Donal Gallagher was charged with criminal damage when he appeared at Falcarragh District Court accused of throwing a rock through through his estranged brother John’s windscreen in Lifford in October, 2012. Gallagher shot his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Anne Gillespie, and her mother Annie, 51, in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital in 1988.Donal Gallagher leaving an earlier sitting at Letterkenny court.He was tried for murder but was found to be insane.He escaped from Dundrum Central Mental Hospital twelve years later and moved to Strabane, Co Tyrone, but returned to hand himself in in May 2012.Donal Gallagher, 52, of 2 Hillhead Road, Urney in Strabane, was charged with criminal damage at Main Street in Lifford on October 27, 2012.John Gallagher told Judge Paul Kelly that he had been travelling to Lifford to do some shopping his mother when he observed his brother travelling in a silver Vauxhall Vectra car behind him.He told the court that had been subjected to a campaign of intimidation by his brother and was in fear of him so decided to change his route.CCTV taken from a camera in John Gallagher’s van was used in evidence in the case and showed Donal Gallagher getting out of his car and picking up a rock before throwing it towards the windscreen “with brutal force”.Under cross examination by defending solicitor Kieran Dillon in relation to the 1988 killings, John Gallagher said he believed that the matter was concluded and that he had done nothing wrong since that “unfortunate incident”.“It’s something I’ve to live with,” he said adding that the verdict of guilty but insane was “an acquittal under Irish law.”In his evidence, Donal Gallagher, told the court that on the date in question, he went across road to find stick to defend himself from John as he was in fear of him but could only find a stone.He said he lived in fear of his brother John and outlined an incident where his brother Frances called him to the house.On that occasion, Donal claimed that John had said to his siblings that he’d make “Sligo look like a drizzle compared to what he’d do to us.”The court heard that there had been rising tension in the family since the death of the father and their late brother Francis.The question of the administration of their late father’s will was also causing tension, the court heard.Judge Paul Kelly said that it was clear that the unfortunate history between both brothers had given rise to this situation. He said there was tension between parties to say the very least.He bound Donal Gallagher to the peace for twelve months on his own bond of €500.A compensation order for €521 for the repair of John Gallagher’s van window was also ordered.Leave was given to appeal.DOUBLE KILLER GALLAGHER BREAKS SILENCE DURING BROTHER’S COURT APPEARANCE was last modified: October 21st, 2015 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


BREAKING NEWS: DUBLIN HAMMERING TYRONE

first_imgWITH less than 15 minutes left in the All-Ireland quarter final at Croke Park, Dublin are hammering Tyrone.It’s 0-19 to 0-11 – an eight point lead. Looks like Dublin for Donegal in the semi-final.BREAKING NEWS: DUBLIN HAMMERING TYRONE was last modified: August 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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


GAA NEWS: ST MARYS CLUB NEWS, CONVOY

first_imgBingo in hall at 9pm on Tuesday. Lotto Results 1 winner with 3 counties DN,KK,TY,DB,Eileen MC Mullan Convoy next week’s jackpot is €1100.KELLOGGS GAA CUL CAMP take place from 2nd-7th of July at St Marys GAA pitch cost €55 eoro 2nd child €45 child 4/5/6 €40.Contact Stephanie Friel on 087618831 or Aine Reilly on 0876828061 for Details and application form also check out web site http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ Thanks to all who supported the quiz on wed night well done to the WinnersCardaic screening 14-30 yrs olds. €45 per person Contact Julia Blake 0862611290 You dont have to be a club member or gaelic player to have it doneReservesConvoy Reserves were beaten by a very strong Liford side on a score line of 4-14 to 11 pts The game was close in the first half but in the second half Lifford finished the stronger with a few goals to seal the victory .Best for Convoy were Dean Mc Connell and Eunan KellySenior GameConvoy 1 -08 Lifford 1-16The Home Side were beaten by a strong Lifford Side at st Marys pitch in Convoy. Lifford started the game with two quick scores by Paul Lynch and Brian Breslin and they never looked back Lifford had a strong Defence with Jack Quinn working hard to keep the Convoy forwards outLorny Crossan ,Emmet Cattersons and Shane Meehan were all on Target and Paul Lynch had a fine first Half display for The Visitors .Packie Mailey scored a well taken goal to leave it 1-02 to 11pts at Half timeThe St Marys lads fought back in the Second Half with Raymond Mc Namee and Packie Mailey working hard and some fine scores from Ryan Kettle ,Packie Mailey and Emmet Patterson to bring the game back to a 3 pt deficit but a mistake at the back led to a Goal from Shane Gallagher and put Lifford back in the driving seat and they went on to secure the Victory .Best Displays from G Mc Girr, S Breslin ,S.Meehan J. Quinn and P. Lynch for Lifford and Best for the Home side were P. Mailey,S.Mc Laughlin,R.Mc Namee ,S.Browne and C.Cairns Scorers Lifford P.Lynch ,B.Breslin E.Catterson D.Gillespie ,G.Mc Girr S.Breslin M.Carlin 0-1 C.Catterson 0-2. S.Meehan 0-3 L. Crossan 0-3 S.Gallagher 1-01Scorers Convoy J.Kee , A.Browne, E.Patterson ,B. Bonner 0-1 R.Kettle 0-3 P.Mailey 1-01GAA NEWS: ST MARYS CLUB NEWS, CONVOY was last modified: June 17th, 2012 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:Convoy GAA notesSt Maryslast_img read more


‘JIM McGUINNESS OFFERED PERFORMANCE COACH JOB AT GLASGOW CELTIC’

first_imgJim McGuinness has been offered a part-time post with Celtic as performance coach with the club’s Youth Academy, reports in Glasgow suggest.The Donegal senior football team manager will retain his position with the GAA as part of the deal if he formally accepts the offer.It’s understood he has agreed “in principle” to take up the Stg£120,000-a-year post. The 39-year-old All-Ireland winning manager has been offered the job three days per week.This would allow him to commute between his home here in Donegal and Glasgow.It’s understood McGuinness, who was a guest of Celtic on Wednesday night for their historic 2-1 win over Barcelona, likes the deal he has been offered.He now plans to discuss the offer with his family. Jim’s role as Donegal GAA manager is a voluntary one; he earns his living as a sports psychologist and has helped sports clubs including Derry City and Finn Harps in the past.He has also worked with golfers like Paul McGinley.The Glenties man told the BBC last month that he would always consider job offers and would never rule out switching codes.Celtic pour huge resources into their Academy teams and their scouting systems with manager Neil Lennon keen to push youth to the fore at the club.The goalscorers on Wednesday were 18-year-old Tony Watt, who’s Scottish, and 21-year-old Kenyan Victor Wanyama. One Celtic insider is quoted as saying: “We expect an announcement in the coming days. The club would love to have a coach of Jim’s calibre working with the club.”Appointing McGuinness to a role in the club would once again cement relations between Celtic Football Club and County Donegal, a tradition going back to the foundation of the side in 1887.Meanwhile Celtic have drawn St Mirren in the semi-final of the League Cup.‘JIM McGUINNESS OFFERED PERFORMANCE COACH JOB AT GLASGOW CELTIC’ was last modified: November 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:’JIM McGUINNESS OFFERED PERFORMANCE COACH JOB AT GLASGOW CELTIC’ – REPORTSceltic fcDonegal GAAlast_img read more