Jordan says NBA superteams will create 28 ‘garbage’ teams—report

first_imgJordan, 54, also said he lacks the patience to be a coach, saying his biggest problem is the focus level of today’s players.“For me to ask an individual to focus on the game the way I played would, in some ways, be unfair and if he didn’t do it, there’s no telling where my emotions would be,” Jordan told the magazine.Regarding Woods, whose major total ranks second to the 18 won by Jack Nicklaus, Jordan said the injured star is in a transitional phase perhaps made more difficult by today’s social media.“I don’t know if I could have survived in this Twitter time where you don’t have the privacy that you would want.”Tiger, Jack both great ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Michael Jordan. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTONEW YORK—Retired NBA legend Michael Jordan has warned that the “superteam” era will create a league with 28 “garbage” clubs that will struggle.Jordan, who sparked the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in the 1990s, addressed the topic in an interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine unveiled Thursday on its website.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Pacquiao conqueror Horn wins top Aussie award LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments He also talked about his pal Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion golfer struggling to return after multiple back operations, and said he himself might not have “survived in this Twitter time.”Jordan’s toughest talk was on the state of the NBA, where several teams have stockpiled talent to try and dethrone the reigning champion Golden State Warriors, who last season united stars Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry to form a dominant squad that claimed a second title in three 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 smogIn the past few months, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder have added star talent to their rosters.“I think it’s going to hurt the overall aspect of the league from a competitive standpoint,” Jordan told the magazine. “You’re going to have one or two teams that are going to be great and another 28 teams that are going to be garbage, or they are going to have a tough time surviving in the business environment.” Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jordan would not be drawn into a comparison of Woods and Nicklaus in the Greatest of All Time debate.“That’s more for stories and hype,” Jordan told the magazine. “Jack and Tiger never played against each other. They never played with the same equipment.“I never played against Wilt Chamberlain. I never played against Jerry West. To now say that one is greater than the other is being a little bit unfair.“How much did each one impact, change or evolve the game? Obviously Jack won more during the time he played. Tiger evolved it to where it crossed a lot of different boundaries, where it’s not just a white guy’s sport — black guys, African-Americans, all minorities play the game.“He played it at a level to where it generated so much interest financially that it grew the game from a financial standpoint. Now does that constitute him being the greatest? To say he’s any less than Jack, I think, is unfair.”Jordan on Rory: ‘Truly amazing’ Jordan moved the Nicklaus-Woods win argument to the NBA level, comparing his title total to the record 11 won by former Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell.“Yeah, Jack has got 18 majors and Tiger has got 14. And that’s how people are judging certain things,” Jordan said. “I won 6 championships. Bill Russell won 11. Does that make Bill Russell better than me? Make me better than him? No because when you try to compare different eras and equate who is better than the other, it’s an unfair parallel, an unfair choice.”Jordan also praised Northern Ireland star Rory McIlroy, saying he admires him but has yet to play a round with him.“Very talented. Never played golf with him yet,” Jordan said. “Seen him on the range. We’ve talked. I’m a big fan. For someone that small to generate that much power is truly amazing.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ 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

Reality bites in PBA Draft; road to pros not always easy

first_imgComelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s gonna be hard, realistically, it’s hard,” said coach Topex Robinson, whose career was a counter-narrative to the tale of woe of many a college star. Robinson was not that big a name in college but was blessed with a lot of success in the pros while playing for Red Bull.“Only a handful have easy access to the PBA,” Robinson, now a coach, added. “Most people who stay in the league are the ones who always outwork everybody.”Dario’s personal trainer, Patrick Tancioco, thinks his ward can eventually sign a contract despite the odds.“He wants to prove something. He feels like people have written him off,” Tancioco, who worked with Dario prior the UAAP season, told the Inquirer.“We had to start by cleaning his lens,” he revealed. “He was impatient. He wasn’t comfortable. He has had his share of breakout performances in the past. Earlier this year, he felt he was underutilized. It’s tough to actually perform if one’s not physically and mentally ready.”Dario is ready now. There is a blueprint for guys like him to land a contract and he hopes to follow that to the letter.Dirty work“Coach Topex told me that in the draft, teams aren’t looking for stars,” Dario said. “He said that clubs are looking for the guys who are willing to do the dirty work, the stuff most players overlook.”For someone who once dreamed of being like Jayson Castro or LA Tenorio, and who looked to fit the bill just two weeks before the draft, Dario now has as his peg Anjo Caram, an NCAA star who earns his contract by being Meralco’s go-to defensive guy at the guard position.“I’ll just continue to be myself—a super pesky defender. And hit open shots. I’m confident with those,” Dario said. None of them had remarkable pro careers.Cautionary talesFor every Kiefer Ravena who fulfills his potential in the pros, there are cautionary tales of college MVPs that keep scouts wary during the Draft: RR Garcia, Dylan Ababou, Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Ken Bono have all struggled to find stardom in the pros.Teytey Teodoro, another proven scorer in the NCAA for Jose Rizal U, also had trouble keeping his stock up during the Draft. He was picked first—in the third round. Just one spot ahead of Dario, who was relieved just to be taken by Blackwater.But the road to the PBA has just begun for the likes of Dario.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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But while Desiderio was picked fourth overall in the PBA Draft, Dario had to wait until the third round before getting selected. —Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOnce upon a time, Diego Dario played in the center of the basketball universe. His University of the Philippines won hearts in a gallant effort to topple Ateneo in the UAAP Finals, and Dario was in the middle of it, hitting booming triples that sent thousands of people roaring.Less than two weeks later, he was just another face in a group of hopeful amateurs waiting—some eagerly, some pensively—for their names to be called in the PBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT As name after name got called and Dario still remained seated, the roars of the UAAP Finals grew more and more distant.“It’s the life I chose,” he told the Inquirer. “The chatter during the Draft Combine was that there was a lot of guards—that there were too much of us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWell, there’s that. But the PBA Draft is a fickle monster and teams usually don’t take small sample sizes—such as two games—in order to decide on an investment.In fact, Philippine basketball is littered with players who made quite a name for themselves in college but struggled to keep their names high on the list of PBA teams during Draft day. Jojo Duncil, the spearhead of University of Santo Tomas’ miraculous title run in 2006, was selected late in the second round (15th overall). Ronjay Enrile, a one-time folk hero at Letran, was selected 17th overall. Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Bench keeps Alab PH fresh for next game Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ MOST READlast_img read more

Budget disastrous, a failure – Jagdeo

first_img…says it lived up to “low expectations” of publicOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoMoments after Finance Minister Winston Jordan delivered a near four-hour Budget 2018 presentation, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo shredded the coalition Government’s fiscal plan for the next year, saying that it was without a doubt one of the most “disastrous” budgets ever presented to the nation.Speaking to reporters from the Committee Room at the Parliament Building on Monday evening, the former President noted that the Budget, which was themed “The journey to the good life continues”, failed on every standard, especially as it related to addressing key matters of concern to the public.Some of the officals and media in the viewing gallery in the National Assembly“He has failed on every one of those parameters. Issues surrounding jobs, welfare, framework for growth and development, clarity of the Government’s vision in different areas, big-picture issues on where the country is going – we had hoped that all of these would be part of the budget presentation… they have lived up to the low expectations people had of the Government,” the Opposition Leader stated.A view from inside Parliament ChambersAccording to Jagdeo, the Finance Minister merely took the routine work programmes from the various ministries and read those inconsequential details out to the nation, while failing to address key manifesto promises such as job creation. “This sort of things is not what it takes to inspire a country to produce, to expand welfare, to generate jobs and so, on all those counts we have seen an utter abysmal failure on the part of the Minister of Finance and the Government,” he stated.Fictitious jobsAccording to Jagdeo, the biggest job creation initiative is GO-Invest expecting to bring in $154 billion in new investments next year. However, this, he said, is nothing but fictitious, since similar claims were made before when Government touted $180 billion in investments were expected to be facilitated by GO-Invest and create 10,000 jobs.“They lied then and it is now true now. That’s about US$750 million ($154 billion) of investments and they haven’t said in what sector. Even with the oil and gas sector, they can’t meet US$750 million in investments next year so that’s fictitious and it’s likely that the 5000 jobs that they are projecting to create next year is also fictitious,” he argued.Moreover, Jagdeo said that calling the measures outlined by the coalition Government “pathetic” would be a mild description.“There is nothing here that inspires; nothing that says to the Private Sector “we’re working as your partner”…there is nothing to say to any group of Guyanese, whether you’re a young person, whether you’re a pensioner, you’re a child going to school, whether you’re a farmer, a bauxite worker or anyone working in retail, trade or a servant that (you) have a better year to look forward to, based on this Budget. There is nothing to look forward to!” says the former President.Non-performing economyExamining the financial performance of the country’s economy, the Opposition Leader posited that the growth rate could not have matched the revised projection of 3.1 per cent despite Government collecting some 8.7 per cent more in total revenues through taxes and other means than last year. This, Jagdeo noted, confirms what the Opposition has been saying all along, that the economy is not performing.“They collected $8.2 billion dollars more taxes in 2017 than in 2016. We’ve been saying that this government is taking more taxes out of peoples’ pocket while arguing that they were too heavily taxed under the PPP,” he said.In addition to $10 billion being transferred from statutory agencies into the treasury, Jagdeo highlighted that there was a massive deterioration in the current account of the balance of payments of over US$200 million, while the marginal increase in the capital account is as a result of the inflows from ExxonMobil investments and disbursement. He added that the country’s debt has gone up and was projected to keep going up.The Opposition Leader went on to say that the announcement of plans to carry out a countrywide land valuation to increase rates and taxes was a contradiction of the Minister saying that there were no new taxes in the budget.“They are introducing a measure now that, having exhausted the taxes measures at the national level, they are now taking this to the NDCs (Neighbourhood Democratic Councils) and municipalities across the country,” he stated.Sugar, riceJagdeo also reflected on the Minister’s statements about the sugar industry, that the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) would guide the divestment of sugar and also reconfigure the remaining estates. Referring to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) being termed an “old antiquated industry” that needs to be gotten rid of, Jagdeo said that had the PPP/C Government taken that approach regarding the bauxite industry when it took office in 1992, then bauxite production in Linden would not have continued.“We created alternatives for the people and still bauxite mines open in Linden and then we manage to privatise it. But this is their approach, an industry that about 100,000 of our people depend on, that’s already wreaking havoc on your balance of payments; now we’re seeing how impactful the sector is on everything else and this is your approach to it – short-sighted,” he asserted.With regard to the rice sector, the Opposition Leader pointed out that it was the only industry that was sustaining the economy’s growth rate and would be driving the grow rate in the future without any help from Government, except the fact that work is being done to upgrade the grains.EnergyTouching on Government’s popularly touted ‘Green State Development Strategy’ (GSDS), Jagdeo said that the coalition’s approach towards the energy pillar of the plan was one that was in contradiction of the overall objective of the strategy, which is the sustainable use of energy in a green economy.He referred to Jordan’s announcement of entirely scrapping the Amaila Falls Hydro Project and moving ahead with the Moco Moco Hydro Project. According to the Opposition Leader, the latter would only supply Lethem with half a megawatt of power while 50 megawatts of power will be generated from natural gas.“That would violate the objective of this (GSDS) plan, which is to have a 100 per cent of our energy come from renewable sources by 2025. And he sees nothing wrong with it,” Jagdeo asserted.TransparencyHe went on to outline that other energy projects such as the solar farm at Mabaruma along with others are being done without any transparency.This led the former Head of State to further highlight that Government failed to address key issues in the emerging oil sector such as the release of the oil contract in the name of transparency.“Frankly speaking, the worst period in modern history in terms of transparency and the use of public funds is now,” he stated as he listed several projects that Government was yet to fully come clean with the details on such as the new Demerara River crossing and the D’Urban Park.Moreover, while Minister Jordan lectured on the oil industry and how to spend impending resources wisely, at the same time Jagdeo said there was a deliberate act on the part of Government to delay the establishment of the Sovereign Wealth Fund.“This was a promise made two and a half years ago to get it done, but this is basically a delaying tactic. I think they do not want the Sovereign Wealth Fund in place because the Sovereign Wealth Fund will restrict their ability to waste and to use the resources wantonly and in a manner they’re using public resources now,” he stated.According to the Opposition Leader, a platitude approach was taken on other major issues of national importance such as constitution reform, debt management, Local Government Elections and the international Sustainable Development Goals.InfrastructureHe went on to reiterate that the coalition Government continues to piggyback on old projects started under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) regime that are now coming to fruition.In fact, this is exactly the case in the infrastructure sector, Jagdeo said, noting that most of the road projects were initiated by the previous Administration. He specifically mentioned the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Expansion Project, which the Opposition Leader said has turned into tragedy with the alterations to the original design.“This country needs an airport that will look to future; it is unbelievable that you would just reduce the air bridges to two from eight when we have aircraft on the tarmac waiting (to disembark passengers)…They just reformulated the project and now we’re gonna have an airport that we will have to go back to (in the future to again expand),” he posited.last_img read more

Man United’s meagre points tally ‘not good enough’ for Van Gaal

first_img Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits his side’s meagre Premier League points tally is “not good enough”, after the Red Devils were forced to fight back to rescue a draw at West Brom.The Dutchman is still without an away win as United boss, but was fortunate to come away from the Hawthorns with a share of the spoils as countryman Daley Blind’s 87th minute strike secured a 2-2 tie against the spirited Baggies.The result leave the Red Devils in sixth place with 12 points from their opening eight games, just one point more than axed boss David Moyes managed after the same period last season.Van Gaal claims his side haven’t had their rub of the green with their results so far this season, but admits their position in the table is disappointing.“It’s not too good I believe because I think when we see the games normally we are the better team,” he said.“When you have 12 points out of eight in my opinion it is eight points too few.”Van Gaal believes his team’s performance during the West Brom tie was their best of the season to date, and blamed a series of “individual errors” for the loss of points.“I’m very disappointed because we played our best match of the season and the result is not good enough,” the Red Devils boss said.“I think we could have won but that doesn’t count in our world so that’s why I’m disappointed, but I also have to be happy because we created a lot of chances and only two shots from West Bromwich Albion turned into goals.“We gave it away because of our individual errors and that’s a pity…“I’ve seen on the training ground now that we are better, the players understand the formation more and I’ve seen it today which is why it’s such a pity we didn’t get the result we deserved.”last_img read more

England hits Kenya in Cape Town opener

first_imgAt one point though, it seemed Shujaa had a surprise in their bags clawing the scores to 12-12, but they could not hold on their end of the rope to the final whistle, the English picking maximum points.The speedy Dan Norton destroyed the young Kenyan side with his prowess dotting down twice to dampen Kenya’s hopes of a quarter final slot.Ethan Waddleton opened the scoring dotting down after a quick start to a set piece that found the Kenyan backline napping and the conversion went through to give England a 7-0 lead.However, Murunga’s men responded with Cyprian Kuto who had been called in to replace Oluoch offloading under the posts after skipper Eden Agero started a set-piece swinging the ball to the right.-Norton tryBut the English ensured they took the lead into halftime when Norton dotted down the first of his three after Kenya lost possession.Kenya though had a chance to draw level after play dragged for two minutes after the hooter, but Agero knocked on when Kenya was in attack.Coming through the second half, Murunga had instructed his boys to kick and chase despite the fatigue to try and take advantage of England’s holes in defense and that tact paid off when Mugaisi did just that and landed the ball, though the try had to be confirmed by the TMO.But Norton slapped in a response in similar fashion as though sarcastic, kicking and chasing the ball behind the Kenyan defense to take England 17-12 up.-HatrickThe experienced Norton completed his hattrick in superb fashion, his speed and footwork dummying three Kenyan chasers who were left sprawling on the ground ad England went 22-12 up.Phil Burgess came off the bench to drive the final nail on Kenya’s coffin, dotting down with the smallest of spaces and the conversion going through for a 29-12 final score.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya Sevens in action during the Dubai Sevens. PHOTO/Ministry of RugbyNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 8 – Paul Murunga’s search for his first victory as Kenya head coach dragged on as Shujaa were hit 29-12 by England in their opening pool match at the Cape Town Sevens in South Africa on Saturday afternoon.Winless from the season-opening Dubai Sevens last weekend, Shujaa came into Cape Town pumped up to win but with one of the best Dubai performers Jeff Oluoch missing due to visa issues, it was always going to be tough.last_img read more

Napoli star’s agent responds to Arsenal transfer speculation

first_imgArsenal have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Jorginho after the player’s agent revealed his client is willing to extend his contract with Napoli.The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in recent months after catching the eye in Serie A.Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for a defensive midfielder and reportedly sees the Brazilian as ideal competition for Francis Coquelin.However, the Gunners have now been dealt a blow in their pursuit after Jorginho’s agent, Joao Santos, admitted his client could sign a new deal with Napoli.“Offers from England? That’s a question for [Napoli sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli, not me,” Santos told Radio Crc.“Certainly he’s doing well, so it’s normal that he’d arouse the interest of the big teams. I don’t know if Napoli are planning to conduct any negotiations.“If there are teams following him it’s obviously because they think Jorginho would be helpful to their cause.“I’ve talked with Giuntoli by telephone, not just to talk about a renewal, but also to improve the lad’s situation.“As for a renewal, if Napoli want to talk, we’re ready to discuss it soon.” 1 Jorginho last_img read more

DONEGAL GYMNASTS’ DELIGHT AT MEETING OLYMPIC’S HERO BETH

first_imgThe Donegal Finesse Gymnastics Display Team, along with coaches and Olympic Medallist Beth Tweddle (MBE), at Gymfusion 2012 which was held in University of Ulster, Jordanstown.The team performed at the display event; which was one of the stops on Olympic Uneven Bars Bronze Medallist, Beth Tweddle’s, 2012 Olympic Tour. Beth Tweddle is a triple World Champion, Commonwealth Champion and six time European Champion.The Donegal team were lucky enough to have the opportunity to personally meet Beth Tweddle as well as two Finesse gymnasts, Cara Nulty and Aoife Mc Carron (front row centre of photo) were also given the opportunity to hold Beth Tweddle’s Olympic Medal.  DONEGAL GYMNASTS’ DELIGHT AT MEETING OLYMPIC’S HERO BETH was last modified: November 10th, 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:Donegal Finesse Gymnastics Display TeamDONEGAL GYMNASTS DELIGHT AT MEETING OLYMPIC’S HERO BETHlast_img read more

Romelu Lukaku transfer latest: Chelsea ready to match Manchester United’s offer

first_img1 Chelsea have reportedly matched Manchester United’s offer for Romelu Lukaku, according to reports.It was widely reported on Thursday United had agreed a £75million fee with Everton for the 24-year-old striker.But senior sources at the Merseyside club have told talkSPORT that the clubs remain in talks and a deal has yet to be reached.Chelsea are willing to stump up the necessary funds to bring their former striker back to Stamford Bridge and hope the player will intervene to personally make the move happen.United remain confident Lukaku will decide to join Jose Mourinho’s side and travel with the rest of the Red Devils’ squad ahead of their pre-season tour of the United States.The Europa League and EFL Cup winners are due to fly to California on Sunday and Lukaku, who has been on holiday on the west coast of America, is staying in the US for the time being.Lukaku has been holidaying with close friend and United midfielder Paul Pogba and early on Friday morning the Red Devils’ £89million world-record signing posted an Instagram story of the pair training together at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).Everton have accepted Lukaku wants to go and expect him to move to Old Trafford this summer.But there is still work to be done to get a deal over the line with the Toffees holding out for a world record transfer fee. The Blues are convinced the Belgian striker would prefer a move to Stamford Bridge last_img read more

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA SUFFER LEAGUE DEFEAT TO RED HUGHS

first_imgBuncrana GAA NewsThe Club will hold its AGM on Sunday 30th November starting at 6pm.All registered members are requested to attend to cast their votes and make their voices heard in the running and development of the Club. Senior MenUnfortunately the Seniors were beaten by Red Hughs in Killygordan.The Club extends its sincere to John Doherty on the sad passing of his father Patrick ‘Oneghy’ who was a good age and in great form until the end.He was well known for his great humour, storytelling and singing and will be sorely missed. Everyone at the Club wishes our Minors all the best and hope they bring back some silverware next week. The Minor Footballers next game will be on Saturday 29th in Convoy when they take on Termon in the Northern Final. Throw in is 12 noon.CLG Bun Cranncha also wishes our neighbours Urris good luck in their Ulster Junior Championship final next Saturday.Minor Football PresentationThe Presentation of Ulster and All Ireland Runner up medals for minor football will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny on Saturday 29th November. Tickets cost €25.U12 indoor hurling continues on Monday nights in Crana College from 6:30-7:30. Eligible children will have been born in 2003/2004. All new comers are welcome. Fee €2 for Hall. Competitions start in January. Cursa GaeilgeNa dean dearmad – Irish class this Tuesday in the Clubhouse as usual.Scór na nÓg – CLG Dhún na nGallAt the time of writing our Scór team are taking part in the County final on Sunday. This was the first year the club had dancers in Scór. Fingers crossed to our kids and indeed all the Inishowen competitors. Bord na nOg Presentation PhotosTeam photos (including U6’s) available for €8Player/most improved of the year/presentation photos available for €5All proceeds go to the club. Contact Aidan on 0862762671SAVE THE DATE! Santa is coming to the Scarvey on December 20th. This has proven to be a great days fun for kids (and parents too!) in the past few years and Santa has never disappointed them yet. We’ll post more details later once everything’s confirmed, particularly Santa’s arrival time from North Pole, which can be hard to depict as it’s such a busy time of year for him! Anyone who has any unwanted Christmas decorations or lights then please donate to the club, we will gratefully accept them, just let Claire or Grainne know. Anyone wanting to volunteer a few hours wrapping, helping out on the day, etc, most welcome too.Scrap Saturday & Fundraising AuctionThe Club is organising a Scrap Saturday & Fundraising Auction event for the end of November so this is your chance to clear out a lot of clutter from inside and outside the house. We’ll take anything – good, bad or indifferent! Old clothes, TV’s, radios, computers, books, toys, whatever.Anything you’d like to donate to the Auction will be much appreciated but needs to be clean and in good condition please.All items should be left at the Clubhouse next Saturday 29th November between 11am-4pm.Bord Inis EoghainThe AGM of Bord Inis Eoghain will take place in late January, provisionally set for Monday 26th January. The date will be confirmed early in the new year. All nominations and motions to be sent to the Secretary by Friday 12th December.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each 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/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA SUFFER LEAGUE DEFEAT TO RED HUGHS was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Oxford vs Coventry: Live talkSPORT commentary, start time and team news

first_imgCoventry are struggling to get to grips with the third tier after their promotion last term from League Two.They’ve won just one of their six games and have picked up 2 points from a possible 9 on the road.What time is Oxford vs Coventry?This League One clash is on Sunday, September 9.Kick-off at the Kassam Stadium is at midday.The last league meeting between the sides was in 2016, where Oxford recorded an emphatic 4-1 victory.How can I listen on talkSPORT?Tune into talkSPORT2 from 11.45am for live commentary of this clash.You can find us on your DAB radio, through the talkSPORT app or using our web player. 1 smart causal Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Oxford and Coventry meet in Sunday’s early League One offering.Karl Robinson’s side are looking to overcome their early-season slump but are unbeaten in two league games as the Sky Blues make the short trip to the Kassam Stadium. FOOTBALL LATEST silverware Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Robinson’s Oxford have made a slow start Getty What is the team news?Max Biamou is out for the visitors and set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines following knee surgery.Mark Robins should be able to call on the services of Liam Kelly who is back in full training.Samir Carruthers, Simon Eastwood and Rob Hall are all out for the hosts as Robinson looks for a crucial three points. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade impact England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade highlights last_img read more