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Vision upsets in Ronron feature

first_imgVISION, offering odds of 12-1 with leading jockey Omar Walker riding for 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, made virtually all to win the second running of the Ronron Trophy, a restricted stakes event over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.Breaking smartly from the number two post position, the 3-y-o grey colt led under pressure from 7-1 chance CLASSY AVIATOR on his inside, passing the half mile with the highly fancied pair of BIRD CATCHER (5-2) and PURE AMAZEMENT (5-1) in close touch in a field of 12 three-year-olds.VISION, however, maintained a narrow lead over the Aaron Chatrie-ridden CLASSY AVIATOR into the straight, finding extra under a bustling ride to beat CLASSY AVIATOR on the rails by 11/2 lengths with the American filly, PURE AMAZEMENT a close third. The 2-1 favourite, ANOTHER FURY, was a big disappointment and ended up in the eleventh spot.VISION, who had previously won over this trip on August 20 with Walker aboard, is by He’stherealthing out of the Alisios mare Money Spinner, owned by the trainer’s wife, Elizabeth DaCosta, and bred by Orange Valley Estates Limited.DaCosta had a second winner on the card in QUEEN OF BAGDAD (8-1), who stormed through from well off the pace to catch and beat stable-companion DYSFUNCTIONAL, the 3-5 favourite with Walker aboard, by a neck.FIRST OF THREEOwned by Carlton Watson, QUEEN OF BAGDAD was the first of three winners for top apprentice Bebeto Harvey on the 10-race programme. Harvey also won the closing race over the straight aboard 2-1 chance STAR OF DAVID as well as the 99-1 outsider A VESSEL OF LOVE for trainer Lawrence Freemantle in the eighth race over 1100 metres for maiden three-year-old fillies.Coming from far off the pace, A VESSEL OF LOVE finished like a runaway train to beat 11-1 chance BROOKLYN by a neck in a 13-horse field.This weekend will feature the two-day Heroes Racing Carnival with the Cash Pot Only One For Me Trophy kicking off the Supreme Ventures 2-y-o series on Saturday and the popular Gold Cup race over 1400 metres highlighting Monday’s Heroes Day programme on October 17.last_img read more

Past winners of daCosta Cup

first_imgPast winners of daCosta Cup1950: Munro College1951: Munro College1952: Munro College1953: Cornwall College1954: No Competition1955: Cornwall College1956: Cornwall College1957: Munro College1958: Cornwall College1959: Cornwall College1960: No Competition1961: Munro College1962: Munro College1963: Cornwall College1964: Munro College1965: Vere Technical1966: No Competition1967: Vere Technical1968: Vere Technical1969: Vere Technical1970: Vere Technical1971: Vere Technical1972: No Competition1973: No Competition1974: STETHS1975: Vere Technical1976: Vere Technical1977: Clarendon College1978: Clarendon College1979: Dinthill Technical1980: Vere Technical1981:Dinthill Technical1982: Cornwall College1983: Cornwall College1984: Rusea’s High1985: Rusea’s High1986: Herbert Morrison Tech1987: Rusea’s Comprehensive1988: Herbert Morrison1989: Rusea’s High1990: Rusea’s High1991: Clarendon College1992: Rusea’s High1993: Rusea’s High1994: Clarendon College1995: Cornwall College1996: Clarendon College1997: No Competition1998: Clarendon College1999: STETHS2000: Cornwall College2001: Cornwall College2002: Rusea’s High2003: Frome Technical2004: Glenmuir High2005: Godfrey Stewart2006: Glenmuir High2007: Garvey Maceo2008: St James High2009: STETHS2010: Rusea’s High2011: Rusea’s High2012: Glenmuir High2013: STETHS2014: Clarendon College2015: STETHS2016: ???last_img read more

Ronaldo joins Messi as five-time winner of FIFA player award

first_imgPortuguese soccer player Christiano Ronaldo, second from right, and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., right, sit beside Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, left, and wife Antonella during the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Cristiano Ronaldo has caught up with Lionel Messi to become a five-time winner of FIFA’s best player award.The Real Madrid forward was crowned player of the year on Monday at the FIFA Best ceremony at the London Palladium theater attended by runner-up Messi and third-placed Neymar.ADVERTISEMENT A second successive honor for Ronaldo was expected after a season in which the Portuguese eclipsed his award counterparts in the trophy stakes.As well as Spanish league and Spanish Super Cup success, Ronaldo scored twice in the Champions League final against Juventus to win European soccer’s elite competition for the third time in four seasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRonaldo’s coach at Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, was crowned coach of the year.FIFA has shifted its award ceremony from its usual January slot to October so players are judged across a season — based on the typical European schedule — rather than the calendar year. View comments Metta World Peace joins Lakers’ G League team as assistant coach The women’s award honored the Netherlands’ success at the European Championship in August. Lieke Martens, who scored in the final win over Denmark, won the player’s award and Sarina Wiegman collected the coaching accolade.The Puskas Award for best goal went to Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud for a scorpion-style kick. The Puskas Award-winning goal from an overhead back-heeled strike came on New Year’s Day in Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – 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 awardlast_img read more

Young Asiad-bound athletes feted

first_imgCarpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ POC Super Kids awardees: Kai Sotto (basketball), Tara Borlain (athletics), Marco Imbang Umgeher (alpine skiing), Dexy Manalo (canoe-kayak), Morris Madlos (sailing), Rizumu Ono (table tennis), John Paolo Rivero (weightlifting), Daniel Quizon (chess), Jane Linete Hipolito (weightlifting), Kieth Absalon (football), Justin Ceriola (jiu-jitsu), Trojan Dangadang (canoe-kayak), Christine Talledo (dragonboat, Eya Laure (volleyball).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pacquiao’s KL title fight unstoppable LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Filipino athletes 17 years old and below bound for the 18th Asian Games will hog the limelight in the first Phoenix Petroleum Siklab Youth Sports Awards on Wednesday at Century Park Hotel Manila Grand Ballroom.Archer Nicole Tagle, judoka Maria Takahashi, gymnasts Carlos Yulo and Kaitlin de Guzman are among the Siklab awardees competing in the Asiad set Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Joining them are bowler Angelo Kenzo Umali and fencer Samantha Kyle Catantan, who will lead the 50 sports achievers to be conferred with the Philippine Olympic Committee Young Heroes awards.Also to be feted are Andrew Kim Remolino (triathlon), Rex Luis Krog (cycling), Chezka Centeno (billiards), Alex Eala (tennis), Veruel Verdadero (athletics) and boxers Chriztian Pitt Laurente, Kenneth Dela Pena and John Vincent Pangga.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 crownJoining them in the premier honor roll are Mary Angeline Alcantara (taekwondo), Rafael Barreto (swimming), Bea Hernandez (bowling), Sarah Barredo (badminton), Allaney Jia Doroy (chess), Ghen-yan Berdon (muay), Johnzenth Gajo (wushu), AJ Lim (tennis), Rosegie Ramos (weightlifting) and Bhay Newberry (swimming).It will be the first time that an award-giving body such as Siklab will recognize the importance of the accomplishments of junior sports heroes. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View commentslast_img read more

India spank Harambee Stars in Mumbai

first_imgStars will now need to win their final round-robin match against Chinese Taipei on Friday to book a slot in Sunday’s final after starting off their campaign with a 2-1 win over New Zealand on Saturday.India on the other hand started off with a 5-0 thrashing of Chinese Taipei.It was a difficult outing for Sebastien Migne’s charges who were forced to play long balls because of the soggy nature of the pitch and they had few chances to score.The game opened up in the second half and Kenya almost had the opener in the 49th minute when Ovella Ochieng burst through the centre of the Indian defence but could only shoot inches wide of the goal.Harambee Stars players celebrate one of their goals during their Heroes InterContinental Cup match against New Zealand at the Mumbai Arena on June 2, 2018. PHOTO/Indian Football AssociationBut the Indians got the much needed opener in the 68th minute after they were awarded a penalty after Chhetri was hacked inside the box by Michael Kibwage. The skipper stepped up to score.Two minutes later, the Indians were 2-0 up when Lalpekhlua lit up the full to capacity arena with a wonderful shot from range that found keeper Matasi flat footed.Kenya tried to push in for an equalizer attempting to use Piston Mutamba’s height in attack but they couldn’t break the backline. Substitute Mark Makwatta came close with a shot from range but the Indian keeper saved.Chhetri then drove the final nail into Kenya’s coffin with a beauty of a goal, chipping the ball over Matasi after India launched a counter attack.Migne had made only one change from the team that won on Saturday, bringing in Dennis Odhiambo for Makwatta. The tactician was forced into a change pre-match after left back Eric Ouma suffered an injury during warm up and was replaced by Bolton Omwenga.Meanwhile, the stadium was full to capacity after captain Sunil Chhetri’s emotional plea for fans to support the team after barely 2,500 people turned up to watch them play against Chinese Taipei.Chhetri’s heartfelt appeal — backed by India’s cricket heroes Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar — went viral on social media, prompting fans to shell out for tickets.Every seat in the 15,000-capacity Mumbai Football Arena was quickly sold with one fan buying more than 1,000 tickets for the Intercontinental Cup game.Chhetri’s plea came after India thrashed Taiwan 5-0 in front of just 2,569 people in the Mumbai stadium on Friday.The disheartened Chhetri, who scored a hat-trick in the match, said in a Twitter video: “To everyone who has lost hope in Indian football I request you to come and watch us in the stadiums.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000India and Kenya players walk off the pitch at half time during their Heroes InterContinental Cup at the Mumbai Arena on June 4, 2018. PHOTO/Indian Football AssociationNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 4- Skipper Sunil Chhetri notched a brace on his 100th cap as India thumped Kenya’s Harambee Stars 3-0 in their second match at the four-nation InterContinental Heroes Cup at a water-logged Mumbai Arena on Monday night.After a barren first half, Chhetri opened the scoring in the 68th minute from the penalty spot before Jeje Lalpekhlua scored the second two minutes later. The skipper then put the icing on the cake in the second minute of added time as India picked their second win of the tournament.last_img read more

Unbelievable transfer! Messi’s Instagram reveals Chelsea signing inspired by Cole*

first_imgLionel Messi to Chelsea? It couldn’t happen, could it?Well, the Barcelona player’s Instagram account begs to differ… and we all know that photo-sharing services are where all the big deals are done.Now we can reveal the truth behind Messi’s messaging on Instagram with stars of the Chelsea team.Just check out the video above for the full story.Coming next week: Why Tumblr suggests Ronaldo is on his way to Aston Villa.DISCLAIMER: *Carlton, that is. And like Carlton’s dribbling ability, this video is not to be taken seriously.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, March 23

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Liverpool are eyeing Andriy Yarmolenko, the Dynamo Kiev attacker who dumped rivals Everton out of the Europa League. The Reds, who could lose Raheem Sterling in the summer, are preparing a £19.5m swoop for the Ukraine star. (Daily Star)Arsenal are set to meet with Palermo officials next week to seal the signing of Paulo Dybala. The Gunners have been scouting Argentine forward Dybala for months and would be more than willing to pay Palermo’s £28.9million asking price. (Metro)Arsenal wonderkid Chuba Akpom is set to leave the club this week to join Norwich City on loan. (Daily Mirror)Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has again insisted the Serie A champions have no need to sell Paul Pogba amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. (Sky Sports)Newcastle are keen on Hoffenheim right-back Andreas Beck. Germany international Beck, 28, can go this summer for around £1.5million with Napoli also keen. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace Alan Pardew is already planning his summer transfer activity after guiding the Eagles clear of relegation trouble. (Daily Telegraph)Wolves striker Kevin Doyle has signed a pre-contract agreement with Colorado Rapids. Doyle has put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal with a 12-month option and will link up with the MLS side on July 1 when his contract at Molineux has expired. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Video – Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid: Sensational Suarez seals El Clasico victoryMourinho ‘pretty confident’ Chelsea will claim Premier League title‘I’ve let my Liverpool team-mates, manager and supporters down’ – Gerrard apologises for shock red cardQPR need ‘miraculous run of form’ to avoid Premier League drop, admits Ramseylast_img read more

Fabian Delph closing in on Manchester City return

first_img Fabian Delph 1 Fabian Delph is hoping to return to action for Manchester City after the current international break.The England midfielder has missed the last nine matches with an Achilles injury but is now nearing the end of his recovery.The 26-year-old told City TV: “It was a bit of a tricky injury, this one. It was an Achilles problem but I’m nearly there now and should start training with the team in the next few days.“I’m really excited to be getting back out on the pitch again and I’m hoping to be available for the next game.City return to domestic action with Premier League trip to Bournemouth on April 2 before facing Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final four days later.News of Delph’s recovery, soon after another positive update on Kevin De Bruyne’s knee problem, will lift City after a difficult past week.Last Sunday’s derby defeat to Manchester United has dragged City into a battle for fourth place in the Premier League while Vincent Kompany, Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling have all joined the injury list.Delph has endured a difficult first season at the Etihad Stadium since moving from Aston Villa last summer, with spells out for hamstring injuries earlier in the campaign.He said: “Apart from my injuries, it’s been a fantastic first year at City. The boys have welcomed me, the fans have been great with me and hopefully I can get fully fit, put all the injuries behind me and get going again.”last_img read more

GLOBAL LINGERIE ENTREPRENEUR TO SPEAK AT DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK

first_imgThe return of one of the UK’s top entrepreneurs, Michelle Mone, is just one of the many highlights of the 10th Enterprising Donegal Business Week set to get under way across the county from March 3rd-March 7th.Michelle Mone“As it is our 10th annual Business Week we have invited back some speakers who were very well received by Donegal businesses on their previous visit to Donegal and we are confident that people will find them and indeed – all of the events and speakers we have lined up for 2014 – to be challenging, informative and inspirational,” CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board, Michael Tunney said this week. Ms Mone, co-owner of Lingerie Company Ultimo Brands International, has spoken at Enterprise Week in the past outlining how she has built a hugely successful career by helping women look and feel their best.Listed as one of the top three female entrepreneurs in the UK, she can boast ‘World’s Young Business Achiever’ and ‘Business Woman of the Year’ among a glittering array of awards. “Michelle Mone is an example of true entrepreneurial spirit having left school at 15 with no qualifications she was running a national Sales and Marketing team in Scotland by the time she was just 22. She not only started Ultimo, but has grown it into one of the UK’s leading designer lingerie brands and I have no doubt that her story and insights into business will be hugely well received once again in Donegal,” Mr. Tunney added.He stressed however that her talk was just one of many highlights of a packed Enterprise Week and he urged people to make sure they take a look at the full line-up and book early.“This year’s week-long programme once again has a terrific range of speakers, workshops and seminars all aimed at providing opportunities for learning and networking. The ultimate objective is to help established businesses and indeed new start-ups to grow and develop.”With that in mind DCEB and its partners have put together a fantastic line-up of events across the county and following last week’s official launch many of the places are already booking up very quickly.One event already attracting significant attention is the presentation from The Futures Company in An Grianan Hotel, Burt that aims to help local businesses identify new innovation and growth opportunities.“The Futures Company has glowing testimonials from companies like Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft foods and Diageo, to name but a few and to have them in Donegal to speak really is a fantastic opportunity that local businesses definitely don’t want to miss out on.”The week’s events kick off with a marketing workshop in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday March 3rd. Other highlights of a packed week include international speaker Kevin Kelly on the pursuit of exceptional execution in business, Claire Burge’s workshop on getting organised and a great line-up of speakers including Boxing’s Billy Walsh for the motivating your business team final event of the week on Friday 7th March.“The full line-up of events is available online and while all of the events are free, it is necessary to register and we’d urge people to visit donegalenterprise.ie to have a look at the week’s programme and to register as soon as possible,” Mr. Tunney said. He concluded: “Having teamed up with Sendmode as a partner this year, people can also receive text information and reminders about Donegal Enterprise Week if they free text DEW to 50015.”County & City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007-2013.GLOBAL LINGERIE ENTREPRENEUR TO SPEAK AT DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK was last modified: February 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Busniness WeekMichelle Monelast_img read more

PROPERTY: HISTORIC DONEGAL SCHOOL HOUSE ON MARKET FOR €95K

first_imgAN historic Donegal school house has gone on the market with an asking price of €95,000.The Old Keelogues National School on the outskirts of Churchill village has been fitted with newly installed double glazed windows and has been prepared internally for refurbishment.Many original stone walls have been exposed – with a bit more work to do! Externally the grounds have recently been cleared and the property is surrounded by the most outstanding scenic Donegal countryside.FEATURESNew double glazed windows throughoutNew timbers, joists & RSJs to first floorNo septic tank but planning in place for a puraflow systemACCOMMODATIONThe accommodation is arranged as follows:Front door leading to;Hall Area; Original quarry tiled floor, aperture to;Ground Floor Area; C. 60 sq metres, currently open plan & requiring sub division into separate rooms if preferred but with 2 original fireplaces the walls being exposed original stone, half glazed door to;Rear Lobby: Access to rear garden,First Floor; Currently divided into 3 rooms, newly installed skylight windows in addition to main double glazed windows, some walls of exposed original stoneOutside; Recently cleared grounds of c.0.6 acre surrounding the property, mature trees to boundaries with fine country views to front & between trees to the side of the property. Complete privacy to rear with mature trees & shrubs.Franklins Estate Agents: 07491 88000. Advertise Your Property on Donegal’s BIGGEST website – donegaldaily.com – email Mark now on info@donegaldaily.comPROPERTY: HISTORIC DONEGAL SCHOOL HOUSE ON MARKET FOR €95K was last modified: November 15th, 2015 by John2Share 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:ChurchillCounty Donegal PropertyDonegal Daily Propertylast_img read more

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