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first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball 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 Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And they will find the Dyip as formidable foes with the franchise in serious contention of finally making the playoffs for the first time.“The road won’t be easy,” Victolero said ahead of the clash with the Dyip. “Hopefully, we pull through. We just have to do it a game at a time and prepare well.”Magnolia is a notable powerhouse that is struggling in this conference, and its last four games after this one will be against sides also chasing playoff berths and not to be taken lightly.The injury-plagued Aces, meanwhile, also try to enhance their playoff bid, colliding with back-to-the-wall NLEX in the 7 p.m. contest.Alaska will be coming off a performance against the Hotshots that it would rather forget and move on.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title How close can Pacquiao come to a worthy foe? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia is now playing with a sense of urgency—as what the Hotshots should do, with playoff positioning in the PBA Philippine Cup entering its crucial stages.“I told them that it was imperative to have a sense of urgency, to switch our mind-set to that of the playoffs,” coach Chito Victolero said as his Hotshots clash with Columbian on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “They deserved it. They just handled us,” Aces coach Alex Compton, who with shrugs and head shakes also noted that he’s bracing for a treacherous path ahead as they battle TNT KaTropa and San Miguel Beer in two of their last four games.And while many could see the match against NLEX and coach Yeng Guiao as an easy one, considering that the Road Warriors are at 2-5, Compton sees it in an entirely different light.“[Do I feel] relief playing against the national team coach? I feel none whatsoever,” Compton said.“It’s exactly the opposite. Everybody has toughness, everybody’s a competitor in this league and when teams are down, that’s when they’re particularly dangerous,” he added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ Magnolia will be coming off an ego-boosting win over Alaska last Saturday, a 103-86 ripping of the Aces that got it on track for this crucial push as it tries to creep closer to the playoffs and qualify on a level playing field.“I trust my players that every time they find themselves in situations like this, they step up to the plate and lock in on the things that we need to do,” he added as Magnolia, the reigning Governors’ Cup champion, tries to start climbing out of the bottom half of the 12-team pack and contend like one of the favorites that it is.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe would have loved playing at Ynares Center in Antipolo again, since it was there that they displayed their sharpest form yet in dispatching the Aces.At 2-4, the Hotshots need to string up victories in a jiffy in order to avoid advancing with a twice-to-win burden against a top two team. View commentslast_img read more

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GAA NOTES: BUNCRANA

first_imgSenior FootballNaomh Mhuire got off to a strong start against Buncrana at the Scarvey on Sunday and went in 07-to 02 at half-time. Buncrana fought back valiantly in the second half but were unable to close the deficit. Simon Cuffe and William McLaughlin performed well for Buncrana on the half-back line and Christy Bell did well in the middle of the park. Due mainly to some inconsistent results from most teams in division three this season Buncrana still sit top of the league. The final score was 1-9 to 1-12. Naomh Mhuire reserves also edged ahead of Buncrana reserves. On Saturday 1st October, Buncrana travel to Carndonagh. Throw-in time is 2:30pm. There will be no reserve match as Carn reserves will be playing in the intermediate reserve championship first round play-off.County Convention The Donegal GAA County Convention for 2011 will take place in The Finn Suite, Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, on Wednesday the 14th December, commencing at 7.30pm. Any managers or parents with photos or articles / stories they think should be included in this year’s Donegal GAA Yearbook should send them to buncrana.pro@gmail.com asap as the yearbooks will be printed and distributed at the county convention. Images should be high resolution.Irish News Ulster GAA Club and Volunteer ConferenceDonegal Clubs are being urged to sign up for the fifth Irish News Ulster GAA Club and Volunteer Conference which will be held on Saturday 29th October in the Armagh City Hotel. This is Ulster GAA’s flagship non-games event which is focused at supporting clubs, volunteers and community development right across Ulster’s nine Counties. The Ulster Council supports over 250,000 volunteers working in 580 constituent GAA clubs and approximately 600 constituent educational units across the Province.BORD na nÓG Colaiste Inis EoghainA draw was probably a fair result at the end of an entertaining Rannafast Cup Section A game, played in Muff on Friday afternoon 23rd September. Going into the game Macartans would have been strong favourites to return home with the two points, having only suffered two defeats in two years, losing in a Corn na nOg semi final in 2009 and again to St Pats Maghera in the Brock Cup Final last year.The Monaghan boys started off brightly and had the ball in the net after just three minutes, following a fine move on the left, which carved an opening for David McAllister to slot home. Inis Eoghain began to find their feet, but they were guilty of missing a number of easy scores, following good approach play. Tom Hayes added a second point for Macartans on eleven minutes and by the end of the first quarter looked to be in complete control. The home side made a number of positional switches, with Kevin McLaughlin moving to midfield alongside Conor Harkin and their domination helped to set up Darragh O Connor for their first score on fourteen minutes. Midfielder Thomas Lynch restored the visitor’s three-point advantage when he fired over on nineteen minutes. The final seven minutes of the half belonged to the lively Darragh O Connor, first he hit a point on twenty-three minutes and then in a three minute spell before the break, he opened up the Monaghan defence to fire home two superb strikes to give the home side a lead of 2.02 to 1.02Inis Eoghain stretched their lead immediately after the break when Darragh O’Connor fired over another point, but Christopher McAneneley responded two minutes later with a fine score from play. Buncrana youngster John Campbell, playing at full forward made his mark on the game for the home side on forty-three minutes with a long range point and then two minutes later he somehow managed to get his hand to a high ball on the edge of the square to flick it to the net for to stretch the lead to seven points as the game entered the final quarter.St Macartans upped their game at this stage, showing a lot of quality play to score three unanswered points through Christopher McAneneley, Jason McHugh and the impressive Conor McCarthy. Inis Eoghain stretched their lead again to five through a point from Kevin McLaughlin and looked set to score a memorable victory, with just five minutes left on the clock. Kevin Loughran had different ideas, as he pushed forward from half back, starting and finishing a fine move to find the back of the net and it was game on, as St Macartans sensed panic in the home defence. The visitors finished in a flurry, Christopher McAneneley reduced the deficit to a point and then Conor McCarthy, who had an outstanding game in the middle of the park hit the equalising point in added time, much to the delight of the visiting support. Overall an entertaining game played on a fine surface at Muff, and despite a strong swirling wind and both sides will be pleased with their first outing, knowing the result could have gone either way. Best for Inis Eoghain were, Darren Gallagher, Conor Harkin, Darragh O Connor and Kevin McLaughlin, while Kevin Loghran, Christopher McAneneley David McAllister and man of the match Conor McCarthy.Colaisti Inis Eoghain: Caolan McGonagle, Danny Monagle, Kieran O’Connor, Shane McLaughlin, Ryan Doherty, Aaron Friel, Tony McCleneghan, Conor Harkin, Fergal Doherty, Darren Gallagher, Darragh O’Connor (2.02), Kevin McLaughlin, (0.01), Adam Byrne, Ciaran Diver, John Campbell (1.01), Conor Byrne, Niall Diver, Ciaran Hirrel, Ruairi Bradley, Georgie Kelly, Mark Doherty, Caolan McLaughlin, Jamie McLaughlin, Conor Doherty.www.ulstercollegesgaa.orgUnder 10 Hurling Blitz Our club hosted a well attended u10 hurling blitz on Sunday which was kindly sponsored Kavanaghs Supervalue Buncrana, Tommy O’Neills team preformed well only losing one match to Setanta. and winning three.Under 13 HurlingThe u13 hurlers finished top of their group and are through to the semi-final of Division 1 of the Northwest league, they beat Dungannon in Banagher on Sunday last in impressive fashion. Early goals settledany early nerves and the boys ran out comfortable winners, next weeks opposition will prove a bigger test and all support is welcome.Under 10 Football BlitzCongratulations and well done to everyone involved in the under football blitz which took place last Saturday in Malin. Buncrana won the blitz! Thanks to Malin for hosting the event.RecyclingCLOTHES RECYCLING FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SCARVEY!Club NotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email buncrana.pro@gmail.com, stating so.LottoThe winning numbers in the €2,050 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 20th September in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 01-06-07-19.There were no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Anne Hegarty, Grange, Inch Island;T. Smith, Crana Rd;Philip Logan, Buncrana;John O’Loughlin, Millfield;Sean Clerkin, Porthaw.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA NOTES: BUNCRANA was last modified: September 26th, 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more

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