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Saints coaching staff continues to load up on top Jr. A recruits

first_imgEven in these highly unusual times, Selkirk College Saints head coach Dave Hnatiuk has managed to bolster the program’s roster with talented recruits who are eager to start their post-secondary journey.The former assistant coach with the University of Regina Cougars, Hnatiuk took the reins of the Selkirk College program last June. Though not optimum timing to sculpt a roster through proper recruiting, the rookie head coach iced a team for the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season that held its own.“There are many challenges when you arrive to a new program as the head coach,” says Hnatiuk.“We had a dressing room full of great young athletes who represented their school very well and adapted to the coaching change in a positive way. Recruiting players for future seasons is essential to the success of any program and has many layers. In preparing for this season, we have been able to carry out a proper process that has resulted in some great commitments.”The latest addition to the Saints’ roster brings with him 122 games of British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) experience with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Jackson Doucet is a speedy forward who is expected to provide an exciting level of offensive production to the Saints in the 2020-2021 season. Originally from Victoria, Doucet scored 13 goals and added 17 assists with the Bulldogs last season.“I chose Selkirk College because after speaking with Coach Hnatiuk multiple times, he gave me a very solid picture of what the program’s goals are both on the ice and off the ice,” says Doucet, who was an assistant captain with the Bulldogs.“Selkirk College gives me the best opportunity to develop as a player and improve in all aspects of the game. I take my education very seriously and this will be a great start for my post-secondary.”Doucet will join other recruits that include goaltender Jake Anthony, defenceman Bekkam Willis and forwards Carson Erhardt, Jacob Elik, Eric Hildebrand and Brad Marshall. All six commitments have solid Junior A resumes and are expected to make immediate impacts on the ice and off.Hnatiuk will continue to speak to student-athletes about joining the Saints, but has put down a solid foundation with the key additions to this point.“Being the only college in a league that consists of four-year universities makes the recruiting process more continuous and absolutely vital to success,” says Hnatiuk.“Our program provides individuals the opportunity to compete at a high level and get an ideal start to their post-secondary education. We take great pride knowing that we have moved many players onto next steps in both their education and their hockey careers.”The opening of the Saints training camp and the start of BCIHL season will be contingent upon Provincial Government guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.last_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgJunior Football Championship NorthAt Tuam Stadium, Mountbellew/Moylough V Corofin, 4:45pm, Ref: G Daly Fri 02 Sep Junior Football Championship WestAt Ros Muc, An Fhairche – Clonbur V Renvyle, 6pm, Ref: M Mac Gearailt Minor B Hurling Championship At Killimor, Cappataggle V Meelick-Eyrecourt, 6.30pm, Ref: C Browneprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Minor A Hurling Championship At Kenny Park, Castlegar V Athenry, 6.30pm, Ref: A Mooney Junior C Football Championship NorthAt Milltown, Claregalway V Dunmore MacHales, 7pm, Ref: P KellyAt Glenamaddy, Glenamaddy V Corofin, 7pm, Ref: C Ward Intermediate Football Championship At Tuam Stadium, Monivea-Abbey V Williamstown, 6.30pm, Ref: N Dempsey Minor C Hurling Championship At Craughwell, Salthill-Knocknacarra V Mountbellew/Moylough, 4pm, Ref: M Conway Junior A Football Championship NorthAt Tuam Stadium, Caltra V Athenry, 3pm, Ref: G Guinan Division 1 LeagueAt Cregg, Annaghdown V Mícheál Breathnach, 12:00, Ref: An O Connell Sun 04 Sep Intermediate Football Championship At Pearse Stadium, Oileáin Árann V Kilkerrin-Clonberne, 12:00, Ref: F KinneenAt Pearse Stadium, An Spidéal V Athenry, 6pm, Ref: J Molloy U21 B Hurling Championship At Moycullen, Moycullen V Portumna, 6.45pm, Ref: C Quinlan Junior B Hurling Championship At Duggan Park, Abbeyknockmoy V Pádraig Pearses, 7pm, Ref: J Rosney Minor B Hurling Championship At Loughrea, Craughwell V Tommy Larkins, 4.30pm, Ref: JJ LarkinAt Kinvara, Michael Cusacks V Ballinderreen, 6pm, Ref: J Mc Donagh Division 6 (West) LeagueAt Leitir Móir, Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir V Salthill-Knocknacarra, 6pm, Ref: N Gorham Minor C Hurling Championship At Carnmore, Sylane V Ballinasloe, 11am, Ref: C Quinlan Junior C Hurling Championship At Killimor, Sarsfields V Mullagh, 4pm, Ref: G DonoghueAt Castlegar, Annaghdown V Moycullen, 6pm, Ref: A MooneyAt Carnmore, Rahoon-Newcastle V Turloughmore,6pm, Ref: R Mc Nicholascenter_img Sat 03 Sep Junior A Hurling Championship  At Kenny Park, Meelick-Eyrecourt V Mícheál Breathnach, 1.30pm, Ref: J LundonAt Killimor, Sarsfields V St Thomas, 5:30pm, Ref: D Cunningham Wed 07 Sep Junior A Hurling Championship At Kilbeacanty, Tommy Larkins V Carnmore, 6.45pm, Ref: K Egan Junior A Football Championship WestAt TBC, Na Piarsaigh V St Michael’s, 6pm, Ref: T Faherty Junior B Football Championship NorthAt Menlough, Sarsfields V Killererin, 12i.n, Ref: M Gavin Junior B Hurling Championship At Kenny Park, Ballinasloe V Killimordaly, 3pm, Ref: P Sheehan Minor A Hurling Championship At Loughrea, Liam Mellows V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, 6pm, Ref: Dk Kelly Hurling FixturesFri 02 Sep Junior C1 Hurling Championship At Ballinasloe, Ballinasloe V Craughwell, 7pm, Ref: D CunninghamAt Clarinbridge, Clarinbridge V Tuam, 7pm, Ref: R Stankard Sat 03 Sep Intermediate Football Championship At Tuam Stadium, Headford V Glenamaddy, 6.30pm, Ref: K Quinn Intermediate Football RelegationAt Oughterard, Corofin V Clifden, 1:45pm, Ref: P Mac Donncha Sun 04 Sep Minor B Hurling Championship At Duggan Park, Pádraig Pearses V Abbeyknockmoy, ,6.30pm, Ref: J Rosney Junior Football Championship NorthAt Mountbellew, St Gabriel’s V Caherlistrane, 6.30pm, Ref: N Dempsey Tue 06 Sep Senior Hurling League At Mullagh, Mullagh V Castlegar, 8pm, Ref: M Dolan Division 7 (West) LeagueAt Inis Mór, Oileáin Árann V An CheAthrú Rua, 2pm, Ref: C O ConaireAt Tbc, Gaeil na Gaillimhe v Clifden, 6pm. Ref: G Cahill Football Fixtures Division 6 (West) LeagueAt na Forbacha, Barna V An Spidéal, 7pm, Ref: F Kinneenlast_img read more

‘Railway Cup’ finally looks dead and buried

first_img“I know for a number of years in recent times, Connacht were very grudgingly involving themselves in the Railway Cup. It appears to me that the Connacht Council didn’t really have any great love for it, particularly in recent years,” the new Louth manager said. The future of the GAA’s interprovincial series is up in the air after Connacht confirmed they didn’t expect to take part in the competition again. The GAA announced in August that the series would not proceed this December. Last year’s winning Interprovincial football manager Peter McGrath (pictured above 3rd from the left at the launch of last years event) feels the Connacht decision not to participate will kill off the series once known as ‘The Railway Cup’. Connacht secretary John Prenty said today: “We feel it has run its course and we decided at the beginning of the year that we wouldn’t compete this year. I don’t think we’ll take part again but what the other three provinces will do again I don’t know.”In their 1950 and ’60s heyday the competitions attracted large crowds, but interest has dwindled since the club finals took over their previous St Patrick’s Day date in the calendar and they have regularly been shunted around the fixture diary or even cancelled. Last year’s football final saw 150 people attend the Ulster v Connacht football final in Carrick on Shannon. It remains to be seen whether the GAA will attempt to proceed with a three-team format next year or simply scrap the concept.In the 90 year history of the competitions, Connacht won 11 Interprovincial hurling titles and 10 football titles. Their last hurling win was in 2004 and their last football success came in Tuam Stadium in 2014 after a gap of 45 years.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

St Joseph’s The Bish Wins All-Ireland U19A Title

first_imgNational Basketball Arena, TallaghtWATCH BACK: Joseph’s College (The Bish) 52  Intermediate School Killorglin 35St Joseph’s College The Bish of Co. Galway stormed home to the Under 19 A Boys All Ireland Schools League title this afternoon, with a 52-35 point win over Intermediate School Killorglin.The Bish were in control from the off, driving into an early 17-9 lead at the end of the first with good scoring from James Connaire, Padraic Lenihan and Liam Nolan.Killorglin were battling hard at the other end though, with Darragh O’Connor and Eoin Evans working hard on defence, and getting some vital early scores to keep them in touch.A strong second quarter display from The Bish saw them widen the gap to 27-13, with James Cummins and Nolan shining brightest once more, while strong defence from James Connaire kept Killorglin to scoring just two baskets, one each for Dara Casey and Eoin O’Sullivan.Momentum stayed with The Bish in the third, with Nolan again one of the shooting stars for the Galway school, while Connaire and Cummins also bagged some good scores. Killorglin were really beginning to cause problems at the other end though, with Evans, O’Connor, Dara Casey and Roan Moriarty finding the target in style, and Moriarty proving to be very hard to guard for the Bish, who still held the lead, 45-27 going into the last.A much closer affair ensued in the last as Killorglin continued their good run from the third quarter, to close the gap back by the midway point. Super defence from Aaron Kiernan for The Bish managed to stem the tide somewhat, and a huge block for him, followed by an even bigger three-pointer at the other end saw The Bish back in control and, despite the best efforts of Killorglin, they managed to hold onto their lead in style, winning out 52-35 in the end.ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE (THE BISH): James Cummins (9), Iarla Sullivan, Padraic Lenihan (4), Pavel Gillick, Daire McNulty (3), Liam Nolan (16), James Connaire (13), Matthew Sweeney, Aaron Kiernan (3), James Lyons (4), Kevin Burke, Thomas Togher.INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL KILLORGLIN: Roan Moriarty (5), Gearoid Griffin, Rory O’Connor, Tim Moskal, Dara Casey (5), Daragh O’Connor (13), Ronan Fitzpatrick, Eoin O’Sullivan (2), Eoin Evans (10), Eoin O’Hagan.MVP: Liam Nolan (St Joseph’s College The Bish)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Monday, February 26th, 2018 Under 19 A Boys All Ireland Schools League Finallast_img read more

Kane scores first August goal as strikes from Trippier and Moura seal win

first_imgLatest football newsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startINTERACTIVE STATS – CLICK on the categories to find out how the teams fared INTERACTIVE LINE-UPS– CLICK on a player’s number below to see their stats1 – Harry Kane has scored a Premier League goal in August for the first time ever, in his 15th game in the month. Finally.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 18, 2018 Mitrovic then grabbed an equaliser after the break when he missed Joe Bryan’s cross, then headed in while still on the floor when Ryan Sessegnon got the ball back in the danger zone.Fulham looked capable of pulling off a result but Trippier curled into the top corner – just like he did for England against Croatia in his last game.Then Kane was teed up after Erik Lamela’s surging run – and coolly slotted into the bottom corner. HARRY KANE broke his August hoodoo by finally scoring a Premier League goal in the opening month of the season.The England striker netted late at Wembley, with fellow World Cup hero Kieran Trippier also on the scoresheet, plus Lucas Moura with his first Prem goal.7 Harry Kane has finally broken his August hoodooCredit: Getty – Contributor7 The England hero finally scored in the summer month at his 15th attemptCredit: Getty Images7 Lucas Moura celebrates opening the scoring against FulhamCredit: ReutersKane and Tripps netted after Aleksandar Mitrovic cancelled out Lucas Moura’s opener.Moura’s goal was all Spurs had to show for their first-half dominance, when Kane was denied a penalty after getting clipped by Tim Fosu-Mensah.They eventually took the lead when Moura curled a beauty home off the post after Calum Chambers’ clearance fell to him on the edge of the area.Fulham had given warning signs with Tom Cairney’s shot being saved and Mitrovic hitting the post.Kieran Trippier scores a marvellous free-kick for Tottenham against Fulham7 Harry Kane runs off to celebrate with the Spurs fans after netting against the CottagersCredit: Getty Images7 Kieran Trippier celebrates his goal against FulhamCredit: Getty Images7 Kane scored the third in the 3-1 win to make it successive wins for SpursCredit: EPAHarry Kane breaks August hoodoo with goal for Tottenham against Fulham7 Trippier proved Tottenham’s World Cup stars have no Russia hangoverCredit: Getty ImagesSaturday Round-Up: All the action from Saturday’s games in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

FINA re-elects top two officials

first_img Fresh allegations BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP): Despite fresh bribery allegations on top of long-standing accusations of wrongdoing, Kuwaiti official Husain al-Musallam was re-elected for another term as senior vice-president of swimming’s world governing body, FINA, yesterday. “Nothing happened against FINA rules. It’s very difficult to do anything. We’re monitoring the situation, but we have no, proof of anything,” the swimming body’s executive director, Cornel Marculescu, told The Associated Press. FINA delegates also re-elected the 81-year-old Julio Maglione of Uruguay for a third term as president, two years after the organisation changed its rules to remove its age limit. “The decision of the assembly of FINA was to decide we don’t have age limits,” said Maglione, who defeated the president of European aquatics federation, Paolo Barelli, for an expected victory at FINA’s election congress on the sidelines of the world championships in Budapest. Barelli complained that he wasn’t allowed to speak to the bureau before the vote. He said that that essentially ended any hopes he had of persuading the governing body to make a change at the top. Maglione has been in charge since 2009. “You must be crazy!” he answered when asked if he planned on stepping down mid-term so that al-Musallam could take over the top position. “I was elected for four years.” Al-Musallam ran unopposed after FINA cleared the Kuwaiti official on Wednesday for re-election despite fresh allegations made by British daily The Times and German magazine Der Spiegel that he sought payoffs from sponsorship deals through the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in 2012. “This is only allegations. I am a sportsman. The OCA and the committee of FINA, the committee that investigates, they did an investigation and there was no wrongdoing on anything,” al-Musallam told the AP. “People think I am bad. People think I am good. This is normal. We are humans at the end of the day. Let’s enjoy the championships now.” Al-Musallam is next in line to take over should Maglione be unable to fulfil his duties. “We witnessed a very transparent election. We witnessed very transparent amendments to the constitution. We witnessed a very transparent debate,” al-Musallam said.last_img read more

Will Hussein’s swagger hold sway in FK polls?

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, October 28- If social networks, Facebook and Twitter were part of the electorate at Saturday’s Football Kenya (FK) elections, there would only be one winner.Step forward, Hussein Mohammed, the 34-year-old CEO of Extreme Sports Limited, the company credited with rolling out the annual Super 8 tournament that has played its part in unearthing latent football talent. Mohammed, who last year chaired the Harambee Stars fund raising board, traces his roots to the birth of the mobile telephony in Kenya as one of the pioneer distributors for Safaricom.For the past year, he has been engaged in a glamorous campaign for the top seat in the country’s football bringing what his ardent followers at social networks term as ‘swagger’.His campaign chorus has been simple. It’s time for the old folk that have been managing the sport to step aside and allow young leadership to take over.“I have proved to Kenyans that I have a credible track record and among most candidates, I pass the integrity test. Over the last ten years we have run a programme that has been so successful in tapping talent at the grassroots level and given the opportunity, I’m confident I can replicate this across Kenya,” he asserts.In a campaign featuring the glitzy launch at KICC that was supported by a concert featuring some of the biggest acts in Kenya’s contemporary music such as Jua Kali and Nonini to shiny ads, Hussein has struck a chord with the Kenyan youth.“It’s been a difficult campaign and I have lost 10kg,” the visibly exhausted Hussein admitted. “But it has given me the opportunity to meet many Kenyans and gain their views on how they want their football governed.”“I love football and when I started Super 8 ten years ago and I did not do it for any position, I did it because there was a gap at the grassroots. I wanted to give opportunity to young people to earn a living from what they love most, football,” the FK chairmanship contender said.His compelling campaign received a shot in the arm when Sammy Sholei, the former Harambee Stars and Tusker FC midfield stalwart who was also attracting his fair share of the youthful support ditched his ambitions to become Hussein’s running mate.“Our vision for the future development of football is shared and being a former player, him more than most understands what players need and that is why we merged our efforts instead,” Hussein said of his running mate.The established order as expected did not take the entry of the suave, well-spoken youngster into the race for the top seat.Hussein who was among the most vocal proponents for clubs to be involved in elections as well as the process to be conducted by the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) found his campaign almost come to a premature end in June.That was when the Independent Electoral Board (IEB) the body that was formed by the Government and world body Fifa in December last year to organise the polls dropped the 35- year age limit for any contender for the chairmanship bombshell.However, the hue and outcry against the decision that found its way to the floor of parliament besides social and news media for a led IEB to expunge the requirement from its Code of Conduct.The elections themselves have been delayed on four occasions in the past year in what has been read as attempts to give some contenders time to catch up and also, knock the stuffing out of the robust campaign of the Hussein team.“At times, it has been so frustrating. Kenyan football is not easy and there are those fighting you all the time and unfortunately, our youth are dependent on the culture of handouts so in the end, it could boil down to who has the most to buy votes,” he lamented.However, win or lose, Hussein feels his campaign has gone a long way in changing the face of the country’s football leadership.“We will take the silver lining since we have had opportunity to educate many voters and raise credibility issues among candidates. This will be an election of firsts and we are certain the leadership that will come in will be more accountable. “Even if I do not win the seat, I will continue being in football like I have always done but from now on, things will never be the same.”Should his quest for the top seat hold sway, Hussein pledges to transform the country’s football in line to international standards.“We want to have a new devolved system of football in Kenya. We need to stop playing in Nairobi and focus on Kenyan Premier League alone and we will need to have active leagues in the grassroots. There is a lot of talent out there and it’s only that youth have not been given a platform.”Hussein Terry (Coast Representative), John Gitari (Rift Valley), Dorcas Nyambura (Nairobi), Eric Obura (Nairobi), David Otieno (Nyanza), Hudson Ngaire (Central) and Maqualate Atieno (women representative) complete Hussein’s line-up for the FK National Executive Committee.HUSSEIN CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS– Devolved system of football– Giving clubs larger say in running of football– Turning Kenyan Premier League into an 18 team affair– Development of youth football at grassroots– Establishment of viable women leagues– Stringent management and adequate funding for Harambee Stars0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more