WORLD Championships 200 metres silver medallist, Elaine Thompson, expressed delight with her final 20 metres after she sped to victory in her heat of the women’s Invitational 60 metres in 7.17 seconds at yesterday’s Queen’s-Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium. “Today I just came out to execute as my coach instructed me to do. I was pleased with my final 20 metres. as I got out a bit slow. I am really happy to be competing before my fans again and I am looking forward to the remainder of the season,” the MVP Track Club athlete said after her first competitive run this season. Sprint Tech Track Club’s Gayon Evans was second in the heat. In the men’s event former national senior 100 metres champion, Oshane Bailey, who now competes for Sprint Tech won in a tight finish in 6.60 edging out MVP’s Ronald Levy (6.61) with another MVP athlete, Julian Forte, third in 6.63. Sharing the spotlight was national senior representative, Aneisha McLaughlin-Whilby who was making a return to the track after a one year absence. Competing for Sprint Tech McLaughlin-Whilby clocked 52.87 seconds to post the fastest time of the day in the women’s open 400 metres. G.C. Foster College’s Ronda Whyte was second overall in 53.07 with third going to Sprint Tech Verone Chambers, 53.28. McLaughlin-Whilby was also happy with her performance. “I was very anxious before the event but felt good after the race as I executed the way my coach wanted me to do and my body felt good,” she said. St Jago High’s Alesha Kelly was also in good form in the one lap event. Competing in Class One Kelly topped the field in 53.94 to finish ahead of Holmwood Technical’s Ashley Williams (54.96) and St Jago’s Shanice Reid, 55.16. Edino Steele, 46.39, was best among the males in the men’s 400m. Nasieve Powell of G.C. Foster College was second in 46.91 and Racers’ Zharnell Hughes, third in 47.12. Calabar dominated the sprint hurdles winning in all three classes. Shavon Carr won Class Three in 14.28 seconds, ahead of teammate Oratio Craig, 14.51. In Class Two Dejour Russell captured the 110m hurdles in 13.38 seconds, ahead of teammates Orlando Bennett, 4,28, and Michael Stevens, 14.38. Seanie Selvie took Class One in 14.40 from Jamaica College’s Odario Phillips (14,46).
Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 5. Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions 11 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 blockLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdmittedly inconsistent through the first six games, Donald Tankoua has finally had his best game to date for San Beda as he took a page out of his old self in the team’s 66-55 win over Mapua.With only Christian Bunag challenging him on the inside, the Nigerian center may have just gotten the shot of confidence he needs as the Red Lions gear for the tougher wars ahead.Couple that with the good showing of young prospects like Clint Doliguez and San Beda may just very well be building up a solid team ready to defend its throne.6. Juju Bautista – F, EAC Generals 12.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 blocksLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSidney Onwubere starred in EAC’s 85-79 win over Arellano, but largely was absent in its home game on Thursday.Francis Munsayac, meanwhile, corralled a career-best 26 points, but committed the heartbreaking turnover which took the fight out of the Generals in their 97-93 loss to Lyceum.Despite the up-and-down week, the lone consistent force for coach Ariel Sison has been Juju Bautista, who refused to let his team down in those two close games.The Fil-Samoan’s role, though, is expected to get bigger with Hamadou Laminou being ruled out of the season after tearing his ACL in his right knee.7. Michael Calisaan – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags 20 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assistLast Week: 5 As promising as this stretch is, the road is about to get bumpier for the Knights, with San Sebastian and Lyceum next in their schedule.3. CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates20 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assistsLast Week: 2A staple of this list from the start, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that CJ Perez is still flying high in these rankings.Just as the past weeks, the energetic forward has embraced the team concept coach Topex Robinson has been preaching and seven games in and Lyceum has still yet to fall.The test, however, will be in this coming week as the Pirates’ discipline will be put to the test with Robinson serving his one-game suspension following his ejection in the EAC win.4. Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights12 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assistsLast Week: 1FILE PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week’s top performer took a bit of a bump down the rankings, but that shouldn’t take away his contributions for Letran in its game against Perpetual.Rey Nambatac did all he could to tow the Knights to the victory, even if that meant crashing the boards against the towering Prince Eze, as he became the engine that made the team work.Showing the leadership qualities Letran has been looking for since last season, Nambatac has indeed established himself as one of the best young prospects in the amateur ranks today.But just like Quinto, he and the rest of the Knights will be put into the test this coming week with a tough two-game grind coming up. Creamline gets headway for bronze medal, trumps Air Force Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact on the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the past week.ADVERTISEMENT Oh, how fast time flies.We’re past the halfway point of the first round and it seems that Lyceum and San Beda have pulled away from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But beyond them is where the action is, with only a win separating the third and the ninth seeds, showing how important every game is for every team aspiring to be in the Final Four.But those wins wouldn’t come to be if not for the players themselves, and this is our list of this week’s top performers.1. Jaycee Marcelino – G, Lyceum Pirates20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 blockLast Week: 7 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHas San Sebastian finally figured things out after a shocking slump early in the season?It’s still too early to tell, but for Michael Calisaan, this past week’s dominating 101-71 victory over lowly St. Benilde should be a good indication on how far the team can go.Known as a heady defensive crew, the Golden Stags put their offensive prowess in full display, with Calisaan dominating a stretch in the fourth quarter and racking 12 straight points.If San Sebastian keeps this up, there shouldn’t be any hitches for it to realize the preseason predictions placed on its head. MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Jaycee Marcelino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAdamson’s loss is Lyceum’s gain. And Jaycee Marcelino has no qualms on making that fact known.With the past week his coming out party, the offensive-minded half of the Marcelino twins is proving that he might just be the next great NCAA playmaker, coming out of nowhere to follow the footsteps of stars like Scottie Thompson and Jio Jalalon.This week, Marcelino hushed the boisterous crowd in EAC with his stupendous showing including the game-sealing steal on Francis Munsayac as the Pirates bucked the absence of coach Topex Robinson to stay unscathed at 7-0.2. Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKnown as a gunner throughout his career, Bong Quinto shared that it took time for him giving the steering wheel to Rey Nambatac.But with this selfless act, the 20-year-old seems to be thriving, as the duos’ trust with each other have helped Letran nab three straight wins to pull it out of the muck and grab solo third place.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UP NEXTKyle Hendricks or Jon Lester is likely to get the ball for Chicago in Game 1 of the playoffs. The Cubs dropped four of seven games against the Nationals this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson DAY6 is for everybody View comments 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 Chicago, a runaway winner in the NL Central last season with a 103-58 record, has some decisions to make about its rotation against the Nationals, but appears to be in good shape heading into the playoffs. The Cubs closed the season with 15 wins in 19 games.Mike Montgomery pitched three scoreless innings for Chicago before John Lackey (12-12) allowed Adam Duvall’s run-scoring double in the fourth in his first relief appearance since the 2013 World Series with Boston. The right-hander could work out of the bullpen in this year’s playoffs.“I mean he gave up a run, whatever it was, but I thought he had a really good slider coming out of the pen and his velocity was normal,” manager Joe Maddon said. “So I thought he looked actually pretty good.”Scooter Gennett added an RBI single in the sixth for Cincinnati. Joey Votto doubled twice and led the majors by reaching base 321 times this year, breaking his own team record set in 2015.“I think as a complete package, this was the best year of my career,” said Votto, who won the NL MVP award in 2010.NO STEALINGCincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton went 0 for 4 with a walk and lost out to Miami’s Dee Gordon in the race for most steals in the majors. Hamilton had 59 coming into the day, one shy of Gordon’s total.The Reds tried to get Hamilton another steal in the ninth, but Jesse Winker was thrown out at third on the front half of a double-steal attempt, ending the inning.TAKE A BOWThe Cubs paid tribute to retiring Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo with a scoreboard message before the start of the fourth inning. The 40-year-old Arroyo waved to the cheering crowd when he was shown on the videoboard. How to help the Taal evacuees The Chicago Cubs acknowledge their fans after the last regular season baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Chicago. The Reds defeated the Cubs 3-1. (AP Photo/David Banks)CHICAGO — The cheering slowly increased as the crowd of 40,971 recognized the significance of the Chicago Cubs flag on the videoboard at Wrigley Field. The banner on top of the pole for the NL Central standings rippled in the breeze as the cheering turned into an appreciative roar.The regular season is over. Next up for Chicago is the Washington Nationals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant each had a light day of work as the Cubs prepared for the playoffs by playing much of their roster during a 3-1 loss to Deck McGuire and the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.Most of Chicago’s starting lineup was gone by the fifth inning. Rizzo flied out leading off the first, and then was replaced in the field by Taylor Davis. Bryant and shortstop Addison Russell were pulled after the NL Central champions batted in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogChicago (92-70) is trying to become the first team to repeat as World Series champions since the New York Yankees won three in a row from 1998-2000. It will open the NL Division Series at the Nationals on Friday.“They’re a deep team. So are we, so it’ll be a fun series,” Rizzo said. Lynx force decisive Game 5 vs Sparks in WNBA Finals Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson McGuire (1-1) pitched five sparkling innings for his first major league win in his second big league start. The right-hander also picked up his first RBI when he drove in Phillip Ervin with a grounder in the fifth.“It’s been a really long journey,” he said. “I pitched well, they played unbelievable defense behind me and Tucker (Barnhart) did a great job behind the plate.”Raisel Iglesias allowed Albert Almora Jr.’s one-out homer in the ninth before finishing for his 28th save in 30 chances.Cincinnati finished last in the NL Central for the third straight season. It also went 68-94 last year.“A ton of really good things here, and that’s what gets us excited moving forward,” manager Bryan Price said. “Now we have to get our pitching in a position where we move from the bottom to more towards the top.”ADVERTISEMENT
Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Ryan Reyes hit all of his 18 points from the three-point range, and Terrence Romeo and Jayson Castro drove the lanes with impunity as the Texters broke away in the second half to improve to 4-1 and reclaim a piece of the early lead with idle Rain or Shine.It was exactly the kind of performance TNT management asked from its locals before the game, when they decided to send home the ineffective Jeremy Tyler and took a chance playing the Elite without an import.“It was nice that the locals were really up to the challenge,” said coach Nash Racela, who thanked board member Ricky Vargas for a pep talk he gave the team before tip-off.“He basically told them (TNT locals) that ‘all of you are imports,’” Racela quoted Vargas. “And everyone was ready to contribute.”Man-mountain Josh Smith agreed to another tour of duty with the Texters and will be available when TNT returns to action after the All-Star break on June 1 against Columbian.ADVERTISEMENT Playing his last game here before flying to China for a more lucrative deal, Macklin helped Magnolia hammer out a dramatic 81-79 victory over Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Friday night.Macklin’s two free throws with three seconds remaining provided the marginal points that gave the Hotshots the thrilling victory, which stole the spotlight from a huge TNT KaTropa victory earlier in the day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMacklin also chipped in 21 points and 15 rebounds as Meralco missed a chance to send the game into overtime when Chris Newsome flubbed a perfectly-designed play when he missed what looked like a gimme alley-oop.An all-Filipino TNT KaTropa dismantled Blackwater after getting seven players in double figures for a 120-101 victory in the first game of the doubleheader at Smart Araneta Coliseum. The loss was the sixth straight for the Elite, who dropped their first three games under original coach Leo Isaac.Bong Ramos has so far failed to get anything going for Blackwater despite his celebrated appointment, with import Jarrid Famous good for only 11 points. Center Poy Erram led the Elite with 16.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Vernon Macklin is the one who’s leaving. But he’s the one handing out the going-away present.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments No stone unturned In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
This after a meeting Wednesday, between Education Minister Peter Fassbender, and the same two negotiators, calling for an agreement, to suspend strike and lockout activities, for two weeks, if and when mediation starts.The BC Teachers Federation is looking at its options on how to consult its members over a request by the Education minister to stand down its strike action for two weeks.The union says it could mean a vote, but either way it will take a few days to organize and get a result back.- Advertisement -That said the BCTF says it is focused on this afternoon’s meeting with mediator Vince Ready to gauge what happens next.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — As of Dec. 23, the loonie is set to close at 72.17 cents, up 0.42. According to the Bank of Canada, it averaged 78.67 in January, and rose slightly in the Spring months — to 82.89 in April — before falling to 74.89 inOil prices have remained low, plummeting to 95.2 cents per litre as of today. To put it in perspective, they were at 145.7 this time last year.Their highest point in 2015 was at 160.1 cents per litre at the beginning of May, and just days ago, they reached the lowest point of 88 cents.- Advertisement -The unemployment rate in northeast B.C. posted for November has risen to 7 per cent — officially at it’s highest point for 2015. This time last year, the posted rate was 6.2 per cent.
“I am very happy with how things went today for us,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “Our goal was to get in lots of racing against a very good team in Kansas. We competed hard in all six pieces, and we knew we would have hands full against them. Even though they beat us we raced hard in every one and learned each piece. I am really happy with how things went today and it sets us up well for our next race at the Lubbers Cup (Michigan) in two weeks. The Lubbers Cup is held April 8-9 on a 2,000-meter course on Spring Lake in Spring Lake, Mich. Drake will compete against a challenging field that features teams from Eastern Michigan, Illinois, host Grand Valley State Marquette, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Purdue. Print Friendly Version LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Drake University rowing team moved closer to the start of its spring season with a Saturday afternoon scrimmage against the University of Kansas on the Kansas River in Lawrence, Kan. The Bulldogs and Jayhawks had their varsity 8+, 2nd varsity 8+ and varsity 4+ boats each compete in four 1,000-meter races and two 500-meter races.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, and relies totally on the generosity of the public and through fundraising activities.The RLI do trojan work around Donegal’s coastline.The RNLI provide a very important service to us in Ireland, to us here in County Donegal on the coastal areas, throughout our summers and wintery weather. However, last week’s storms were well ‘flagged’ in advance, so much so, that were no serious events.Throughout Ireland and further afield, the RNLI crews are regularly out and about braving the elements, putting their own lives in danger, all to help others! 31st January is traditionally known as SOS day throughout Ireland and the UK. A day when communities come together to support the work of the RNLI and raise funds by having an SOS day, be it Sponsored events, Sausage Sizzles, Shaves, or anything beginning with an S.This year in County Donegal there will be a fundraising campaign to support SOS day on Sunday next 26th at 3pm , when there will be 5k walks taking place at several venues along our coasts. These walks, known as a ‘Stroll on Sunday’, will take place in Downings, Rathmullan, Letterkenny, Buncrana and Portsalon.This will be a family fun afternoon where no experience is needed, but only a willingness to participate and support a worthy charity, as well as parting with a few Euro to help a good cause. No set fee, just a donation! Bring the children, bring the family and there will be refreshments served afterwards at all venues with all monies raised going towards the ongoing work of the RNLI.Buncrana registration will take place at the Lifeboat Station from 2.45 pm and will stroll from the Station along the coastal path to Stragill beach and back, with tea and refreshments afterwards. Further information available from John McCarter 087 2572516. Patricia McAteer (087 231 4332) is in charge of the Rathmullen Walk with registration (2.45pm) at the White Bar, followed by walking along the beach, coast and back again to the bar for refreshments afterwards.The Fanad Walking Group are hosing the Portsalon Walk, with registration at The Stores and returning there for refreshments. Again registration at 2.45 pm, and information from Mary 087 622 8425.The Letterkenny walk will once again use the Radisson Blu Hotel as their base with the Letterkenny Senior Accordian Band leading out the walkers at 3pm, followed by refreshments and entertainment afterwards. This was a very lively afternoon last year and thoroughly enjoyed by all walkers and guests alike.The Harbour Bar in Downings will be the base for that Stroll, with registration at 2.45pm and refreshments there afterwards. Information available from Heather 087 247 7595.We would look forward to your support at any of these walks, and hopefully the weather will be kinder than of late. If you’d like more information or would like to get involved in any of these events contact Hazel @ 086 2804555 in the meantime. That’s a Stroll on Sunday , this weekend, the 26th January at 3 pm at a location near you around our coasts with all proceeds in aid of the RNLI. So ample opportunity to get out and enjoy the fresh air while helping the continued work of our gallant rescue service.DONEGAL TO TAKE A ‘STROLL’ FOR THE RNLI was last modified: January 20th, 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)Tags:donegalRNLIStroll on Sunday
Finn Harps moved to within two points of seventh-placed Bohemians as Ollie Horgan’s men defeated the Gypsies in Ballybofey tonight.Finn Harps 2 Bohemians 1Eddie Dsane (pictured by Joe Boland, North West Newspix) and Sean Houston netted as Harps claimed their second win in as many games after coming from a goal down to go four points clear of the drop zone. Houston struck gold in the 58th minute as he started and then finished the match-winning move.The Letterkenny man won possession back for the Harps and, after Caolan McAleer touched it onto Paddy McCourt, the former Celtic attacker fed Houston with a delightful pass and Houston fired home.Dsane, who last week netted his first Harps goal in the 2-0 win over Drogheda, cancelled out Dinny Corcoran’s opener with a gorgeous equaliser in the 34th minute.After a Caolan McAleer cross was headed into his path, Dsane took control on his chest before sending a brilliant effort past the helpless Shane Supple in the Bohs goal. Harps gave a late debut to French-born striker Ibrahim Keita, who has joined the club from Doxa Proskyniton in Greece, having had spells at Kosice in Slovakia and Wolverhampton Wanderers.Five minutes before Dsane’s strike, Bohs hit the front when Corcoran latched onto a fine ball over the top from Keith Ward and his first-time volley flew past Ciaran Gallagher, the Harps ‘keeper who was making his 200th appearance for the club.Harps had some good early chances with Packie Mailey headed at Supple from a deep McAleer cross while Sean Houston had too much elevation on an attempt from 20 yards.McAleer swung in another teasing, inviting delivery in the seventh minute, but the diving Danny Morrissey just couldn’t connect.In added time at the end of the half, McCourt played in Dsane, whose shot rolled narrowly wide of the far post. Horgan showed one change to named eleven from the 2-0 win over Drogheda United last week as Gareth Harkin came in for McCourt – who replaced the injured Danny Morrissey late in the half.However, Harps were forced into another change pre-match when Ethan Boyle, who had been named in the starting XI, had to cry off with Barry Molloy elevated.In between the goals, Harkin forced Supple into a save from a close-range shot having been teed by McAleer.Houston might have extended the lead after good work by Dsane on the bye-line created the opening but on this occasion his shot was too tame, while McAleer curled another over the target. Six minutes from time, Dsane cane close to replicating his strike from last week against Drogheda, but a 20-yard free whizzed wide.Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Damien McNulty, Packie Mailey, Kilian Cantwell, Ciaran Coll; Caolan McAleer, Barry Molloy, Gareth Harkin, Eddie Dsane (Ibrahim Keita 85); Sean Houston; Danny Morrissey (Paddy McCourt 42).Bohemians: Shane Supple; Dan Casey, Rob Cornwall, Dan Byrne; Lorcan Fitzgerald (Ishmail Akinade 75); George Poynton, Philip Gannon, Fuad Sule (Oscar Brennan 65), Ian Morris; Dinny Corcoran, Keith Ward.Referee: Derek Tomney.Finn Harps come from behind to give survival hopes a boost was last modified: July 15th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Eddie Dsanefinn harpsIbrahim KeitaOllie HorganPaddy McCourtSean Houston
24 June 2014 Sipho Madolo’s dream has come true with his inclusion in the South African team to represent the host nation at the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships, taking place in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday. The 23-year-old from Kayamandi just outside Stellenbosch, eager to quench his thirst for adventure, steered away from the region’s passion for football in November 2009 when he began cycling. Since then his career has been on an upward trajectory, and now the young star, who rides for Team Songo.info, is preparing for the biggest event of his life at Cascades MTB Park this weekend.‘So happy’ “I am so happy to have been selected for the South African team for the World Champs,” Madolo said in a statement on Monday. “It is a dream for me. “I like a challenge and mountain biking is that. You have to work very hard in training, and the racing is just as tough.” He added: “My selection is really big [for young black riders] and my family is very proud of me, but my selection is not just big for me, it’s big for the whole of Songo.info as well. “The youngsters need someone they can look up to, and hopefully now I can be a bit of a role model to them.”Sauser’s influence After turning his focus to cycling, Madolo’s passion for the sport was furthered tremendously when he met current marathon world champion Christoph Sauser (Specialized Racing) in 2010, and the Swiss star’s influence made an immediate and visible impact. “After I met Christoph, we then trained together in 2011,” Madolo explained. “That didn’t only change things for my life in cycling, it changed my whole life. “I told Christoph last year that I wanted to try be selected for the World Champs this year, and he told me I had to work really hard. “I never thought I’d ever end up racing with Christoph, which I did at Wine2Whales, and now I’m even going to be racing in exactly the same race as him.”Ambition Madolo doesn’t want to make up the numbers at the World Championships, despite it being his first ever appearance at the global showcase. “I really want to race, not just ride, the World Champs,” he said. “I want to do well, and so I have tried my best to make sure I have prepared properly over the past few months. “Sometimes it’s even hard just to sleep because I want to get out there and go train. I’m very excited to represent South Africa.” SAinfo reporter