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New Challenge

first_imgWhen Dustin Johnson returns to the PGA Tour in two weeks at the Farmers Insurance Open it will have been six months since last he plied his trade at the highest level, but for the 30-year-old it may as well have been a lifetime ago. When the eight-time Tour winner finished up his season at the Canadian Open he was, by his own admission, not happy. He was tired of underachieving – again, by his own admission – and needed to reset. Since then he’s surrounded himself with an assortment of professionals and even a “life coach,” to learn how to deal with stress and the realities of a vastly changing world, none bigger than the birth of Johnson and fiancé Paulina Gretzky’s first child, son Tatum, on Monday. “He’s awesome. Couldn’t be better. It’s been really, really cool,” Johnson told GolfChannel.com Friday in a one-one-one phone interview. But then fatherhood doesn’t seem to fully describe the transformation Johnson said he has made in the last six months. When he bolted the Tour last July “to seek professional help for personal challenges,” few could have predicted how hectic the next few months would be. Two days after announcing his leave of absence, Golf.com, citing an unnamed source, reported that Johnson had actually been suspended by the Tour for failing his third drug test. Both the Tour and Johnson denied that report. “No. I’ve already answered all these questions,” Johnson said on Friday when asked about a prior Golf.com report. He did concede, however, that there were plenty of challenges he needed to face before becoming a father or returning to professional golf. Although he said he didn’t go to a rehabilitation clinic, he did surround himself with people who could teach him how to deal with life’s unpredictability. “I had to take a look at my goals,” he said. “Finding out Paulina was pregnant I knew it was time to do some soul searching and really work on me. I want to be a great father and a great husband.” One of those people who stepped in to help was Paulina’s father, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. Johnson sold his South Florida home, although he has purchased a new home just down the street that he plans to move into once it’s renovated, and spent much of the last six months living in a rented house near Gretzky at Sherwood Country Club outside Los Angeles. “He’s been great,” Johnson said. “Honestly, you can’t ask for a better role model as far as sports are concerned. The things he’s done in his career no one will ever do. Just having someone like that to talk to. We played golf every day. We see them every day, we have breakfast up there and dinner with them.” Gretzky taught Johnson how to engage fans and deal with the pressures that come with a high-profile marriage. But mostly Gretzky just listened to a man who has never seemed entirely comfortable in the spotlight and often resorted to self-destructive outlets to deal with his pressures. “One big thing that I learned was stress. The way I describe it is the way I am on the golf course I act like I don’t get too excited or too down on myself. I kind of transferred that over to life,” Johnson said. “I always kept things inside. I never dealt with them. When I was drinking, I’d drink too much. Dealing with all that helped a bunch.” Johnson recently worked with his swing coach, Butch Harmon, who said he’s impressed with the new and improved player, both physically and mentally. “He seems to have his head on straight and is in great shape,” Harmon said. A large part of Johnson’s transformation was prompted by the impending birth of his son, but there was also an underlying desire to turn what he says has been a good career into a great one. Reaching his full potential crystalized in September while he watched the U.S. team – a team he qualified for but didn’t play on following his announced hiatus – at the Ryder Cup. “The only thing I regret is not playing in the Ryder Cup,” he said. “Everything I have done has been to help me and help my family. Right now I couldn’t be in a better place, and I’m focused on playing as well as I can.” It will be a 146-mile drive from Los Angeles to Torrey Pines for Johnson’s first start of the year, but that doesn’t come close to the metaphorical distance he seems to have traveled in his return to the Tour.last_img read more

Steve Kimock to Replace Jonathan Wilson for Bob Weir & Ratdog shows

first_imgAccording to Bob Weir‘s Facebook page, regular RatDog guitarist Jonathan Wilson is unable to perform during the band’s performances in August, due to scheduling conflicts.  Subbing in for Wilson will be Steve Kimock, who has played with the band in the past.A statement from Weir’s page:“Due to scheduling conflicts, Jonathan Wilson can no longer join Bob Weir and RatDog at the The Peach Music Festival in August. We look forward to having Jonathan for many more shows with Bob down the road. We are happy to announce Steve Kimock is able join in his place. See you all there. August 16, 17, 18, 2013. Scranton, PA. Bob Weir Jeff Chimenti Steve Kimock Jay Lane Robin Sylvester Rob Wasserman.”[cover photo courtesy of Bob Minkin Photography]last_img

RaceNation in partnership with findarace.com for free event listings

first_imgRaceNation, the event registration, fundraising and event day app, has announced a partnership with findarace.com, a leading online event listing and registration website for mass participation events.The partnership will allow event organisers working with RaceNation to host their events on the findarace.com website free of charge from now until the end of 2021.‘The collaboration is the first time the two brands have come together to increase event organisers’ exposure and reduce costs of hosting their events. By having any event of any size on findarace.com, organisers will be able to increase their publicity and entries by selling tickets to a new audience.’Charities will also be able to increase fundraising opportunities though RaceNation’s integrated SportsGiving platform. According to RaceNation, this allows entrants to raise more money more easily, for less.Will Golder, Director of RaceNation “RaceNation is committed to doing everything we can to rebuild the industry following the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on so many events across the UK.“By combining our fully integrated online entry and fundraising platform with the online presence and reach of findarace.com, we are able to offer the industry a lifeline in generating ticket sales ready for the return of mass participation events without organisers losing valuable revenue.“We’re encouraging any UK event of any size that would like to take advantage of this offer to get in touch. Our VIP support team will be on hand every step of the way.”RaceNation adds that it is also ‘working on multiple campaigns to support the rebuild of the event sector.’ It recently announced a partnership with The National Running Show to host the Event Village ‘for its 27,000 visitors to sign up to any race in the country all under one roof.’Rob Farrow of findarace.com said “We’re delighted to be working with RaceNation to help race organisers find new participants without any additional marketing cost.“Free use of findarace.com for RaceNation clients will lower event costs, increase exposure and lead to more participants – real tangible benefits to help them bounce back from COVID-19. Furthermore, findarace.com’s strong organic search presence puts race organisers in the best possible place to connect with the huge number of people who have taken up running and cycling during lockdown.”www.race-nation.comwww.findarace.com Relatedlast_img read more

12th Biennial Police Games Scheduled to Begin Feb. 29 in Awka

first_imgThe 12th Biennial Nigeria Police Games has been scheduled to begin on February 29, 2020 at different locations in Anambra State.Expectedly, competitors from all the 12 zones of the Nigeria Police will participate in different indoor and outdoor games including, weightlifting, boxing, swimming, shooting, football, volleyball, basket ball, table tennis, lawn tennis, among others.Speaking in Lagos yesterday, The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, said that the police that gave Nigeria her first ever individual Olympic gold medal through Chioma Ajunwa at the Atlanta Games in 1996, “is on the search again for potential medalists to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians once more.” Mba, a serving Deputy Commissioner of police said that through the Games, Nigeria police is trying to re-engineer sport renaissance.“We want to use Awka 2020 to make a statement. We want to tell Nigerians that our police is not all about chasing armed robbers alone but can also contribute to the social development of the country through sports. We have done it in the past through the Chioma Ajunwa, Sunday Bada, Samuel Peters and several others.”While thanking Anambra State Government for spearheading to host and be the title sponsor of the Games which last held in Abuja in 2016, the Force PRO urged all personnel going to Akwa 2020 to put in their best efforts to ensure that the quality of competition matches expectations.“ Competitors are going to battle for medals in 31 sports. We expect national federations to be on the look out for some talents that will be good enough to represent our country in global competitions in future as we have been doing in the past.”Mba was particularly happy that as part of the benefits of hosting the Games, the next set of National Youth Service Corps members are going to be the first beneficiary of the refurbished hostels and new beddings to be left behind after Awka 2020.Also speaking at the event, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said he was looking forward to Zone 2 made up of Lagos and Ogun States to retain the overall title it won four years ago in Abuja.Odumosu said the Games was a good venue for networking as well as meeting colleagues not seen for several years.“Apart from the health benefit of sports, it is a good avenue to meet colleagues and friends not seen for long time. It is an opportunity to recreate those moments normal office hours will not allow us,” observed the Lagos CP.Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is expected to kick off the Games at the opening ceremony scheduled for the Dr Alex Ekwueme Square in Awka.Rojenny Games Village Oba is expected to play host to the track and field events while NYSC Orientation camp at Umuawulu-Mbaukwu and several other venues in the state host other events.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Wellington boys knock off Conway Springs in triple overtime in Roitman’s debut

first_imgThe game then went into double overtime, and both teams scored four points apiece. Snipes fouled out. Going into a third overtime, Dugan would foul out followed by King on the other end.That set up a sequence in which neither team could buy a basket until Burnett was sent to the line to hit a free throw to make it 50-all.   After missing the second, LeGrand rebounded and eventually Burnett would score inside to give Wellington a 52-50 lead.Conway Springs came down to hit the final shot in which a deuce could have easily sent this game into a fourth overtime. But the Cardinal player was fouled with 2.2 seconds left.   He went to the line and missed the first. He deliberately tried to miss the second but Conway Springs was called for a lane violation.Wellington preserved the win: 52-50 – scoring 20 of those from 31 seconds in regulation.For the game, Snipes had 16 while King had 14.   Josh Dugan scored 23 points for Conway Springs.   Wellington battles Haven Friday night at 4:30 p.m. in the second round of the tournament.Wellington 52 Conway Springs 50Wellington 7 10 11 11 (8) (2) (3) — 52C. Springs 15 13 5 6 (8) (2) (1) — 50Wellington: Phelps 13, Frame 6, Snipes 16, King 14, Burnett 3. Total: 13 (5) 11-19 52. Conway Springs: Winter 8, Denney 5, Finstad 8, Hedrick 3, Terhune 3, Dugan 23. 13 (2) 18-31 50.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. It was the battle of the 32s all night: Wellington’s Ian King vs. Conway Springs’ Josh Dugan.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is hard to imagine a head coach having a more exciting debut.But Rick Roitman opened his head coaching career in Wellington with a 52-50 triple overtime victory over Conway Springs in the first round of the Kingman Eagle Classic Tournament.“I can’t tell you how proud I am with these guys,” Roitman said. “When you write this up, make sure you describe this as a ‘team’ win.”Wellington and Conway Springs have played some good ones over the years, but this one may have been the best. By the end of this game, Wellington had fouled out both A.J. Snipes and Ian King. Conway Springs was without its big gun Josh Dugan.And it took senior Connor Burnett coming off the bench to hit a free throw, and a key banker to give Wellington a two-point win.“If you ask me who the player of the game, it was Carson LeGrand,” Roitman said. “Here is a boy who is 5-foot-8 who made some key rebounds after Ian fouled out. Without those we wouldn’t have won this game.”This game started off looking anything like it would end up being. Conway Springs dominated early, building a 15-7 first quarter lead and leading by as many as 15 points.“We had spent three weeks beating up one another in practice and then when we finally played an opponent we looked as if we hadn’t practiced at all,” Roitman said. “It was most certainly nerves.”Wellington would narrow the margin to nine before the half and was trailing 28-17 at intermission. Crusaders cut the margin by six in the third quarter to make it 33-28. Then things got really good.With 31 seconds to play, Conway Springs was leading 37-32. Snipes hit a quick layup to pull with three.The Cardinals missed on the other end and Snipes again hit a layup and Wellington was down 37-36.Conway Springs would hit two free throws on the other end to make it 39-36.Snipes then tied the game with a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left at the top of the key.    That set the game into overtime. Wellington would open a 45-43 lead thanks to a Therin Frame 3-pointer. But then Dugan hit a deuce at the overtime buzzer. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names Paul Pogba as the future captain at Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisement 27ufNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsm3vxoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edr9n( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ghWould you ever consider trying this?😱8cdtCan your students do this? 🌚4s8dwe1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba has got what it takes to become Manchester United’s captain in the future.Advertisement The Frenchman has revitalised himself under the Norwegian manager’s tutelage, scoring five goals and providing four assists following the Manchester United legend’s return to Old Trafford.After a heated confrontation with former manager Jose Mourinho, Pogba was stripped of the vice-captaincy.Advertisement Solskjaer, however, believes that the 2018 World Cup winner possesses leadership qualities and could become the captain of the Red Devils one day.Advertisement “Definitely, yeah, because I know the boy from before, and he is a leader,” said Solskjaer.“He’s a character, he influences people, and you’ve seen the videos from France, and he cares, and he really wants to be successful.“He knows he can’t do it by himself, it’s a team game, and he’s a character that brings so many good things with him when he’s enjoying himself, I have to say.“You see the personality. He’d love playing football, he’s a larger-than-life character, that’s just the way he is.“When the performances come as well, that marries together as a good leader and you see what it meant to him winning the World Cup in what France broadcast.“So, for me, yes, he’s captain material.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Shooting investigation continues

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Nominations Announced for the 2016 Horse Racing Ireland Awards

first_imgThe nominations for the 2016 annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards were announced today, with 26 stars of the racing industry in the running to win an award. RTE sports broadcaster Des Cahill will be master of ceremonies for the awards, which take place at Leopardstown Racecourse on Monday December 5th. Awards are presented in seven categories: Horse of the Year, National Hunt Racing, Flat Racing, Point-to-Point Racing, Outstanding Achievement, Contribution to the Industry and Racecourse of the Year. Four category winners are decided by a ballot of the Irish racing media – Horse of the Year, National Hunt, Flat and Point-to-Point.Nominations for the Horse of the Year award include Annie Power, winner of the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival; Cheltenham Timico Gold Cup winner Don Cossack, who shared the title at the 2015 awards; unbeaten novice chase star Douvan; Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner, Found; dual Derby winner Harzand; recent Breeders’ Cup winner, Highland Reel and Investec Oaks and QIPCO 1,000 Guineas winner, Minding.Trainers Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins and jockeys Jack Kennedy and Ruby Walsh are nominated in the National Hunt category.The Flat nominees are trainers Aidan O’Brien and Dermot Weld and jockeys Seamie Heffernan and Pat Smullen.The Point-to-Point category is made up of Enda Bolger, Jamie Codd, Wilson Dennison, Liz Lalor and Barry O’Neill.The winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award is voted on by the Irish racing media and the general public through the HRI website or through forms available from HRI.The nominees in this category, selected by the Irish racing media, include trainers Adrian Keatley, John Kiely, Mouse Morris and Kevin Prendergast. Jockey David Mullins has also been selected along with the Moyglare Stud Stakes winning trainer/jockey combination of brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien.The Contribution to the Industry Award will be announced by HRI Chief Executive, Brian Kavanagh. This award is HRI’s recognition of an individual or entity whose overall work and achievements have made a lasting positive impression on racing and breeding in Ireland. Previous winners include Des Scahill, Mick O’Toole, Jim Bolger, Moyglare Stud, Dermot Weld, Colm Murray and Michael Kinane.The Racecourse of the Year Award winner is chosen by the Racegoers’ Consultative Forum. Previous racecourse winners include Leopardstown, Dundalk and Ballinrobe.Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of HRI said: “Every year, the Horse Racing Ireland Awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous achievements in the Irish racing industry, both at home and on the world stage. The exceptional reputation of Irish racing and breeding is built on the achievements of the hugely talented people we are so lucky to have and I wish all nominees the very best of luck.”The Goracing.ie website contains information about the awards and each of the nominees, an image gallery and all the latest news. It will also provide a live stream of the awards on December 5th.  Voting is now open for the Outstanding Achievement category.Click here for full profiles on all nomineesprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

THUNDER STRUCK! Cup champs Griffith Swords Thunder knocked out in opening round

first_imgBasketball Ireland Women’s Super League: NUIG Mystics 70-76 Ambassador UCC GlanmireTop scorers NUIG Mystics: Kiera Gaines 23, Dayna Finn 15, Aine McDonagh 12Top scorers Ambassador UCC Glanmire: Claire Rockall 19, Grainne Dwyer 13, Alexis Eckles 10Half time score: NUIG Mystics 35-46 Ambassador UCC Glanmire Hula Hoops Men’s Presidents Cup (Round 1 – Knock out)LYIT Donegal 82-84 Keane’s SuperValu KillorglinIT Carlow Basketball 83-89 NeptuneBallincollig 20-0 Dublin LionsFr Mathews 99-76 LIT CelticsParis Texas Kilkenny 77-75 Ulster University ElksPortlaoise Panthers 70-64 Ej Sligo All Stars Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1:   UL Huskies v Marble City Hawks, PESS Building-UL-Limerick, 17:00;Griffith College Swords Thunder v Fabplus North West, ALSAA-Dublin, 18:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   Ambassador UCC Glanmire v Portlaoise Panthers, Mardyke Arena, 13:00;DCU Mercy v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, DCU Complex, 15:30; HULA HOOPS NATIONAL CUP FIXTURESHula Hoops National Cup quarter-finals (Pat Duffy Cup)To be played weekend of December 1-3rd with first named having home advantage.Moycullen v Pyrobel KillesterBlack Amber Templeogue v ÉannaUCC Demons v Garvey’s Tralee WarriorsDCU Saints v UCD Marian There were thrills, spills and upsets galore at the weekend as the opening round of the Hula Hoops National Cup got underway, dishing up some spectacular results across the board. Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League: NUIG Mystics 70-76 Ambassador UCC GlanmirePyrobel Killester 78-64 Portlaoise PanthersCourtyard Liffey Celtics 66-65 Singleton SuperValu BrunellDCU Mercy 74-69 IT Carlow Basketball Hula Hoops Men’s Pat Duffy National Cup (Round 1 – Knock out)Griffith College Swords Thunder 70-75 DCU SaintsBlack Amber Templeogue 90-81 Belfast StarKUBS 47-101 UCC DemonsMoycullen 79-71 Maree Basketball Ireland Men’s Super LeagueUCD Marian 66-91 Pyrobel Killester Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:   IT Carlow Basketball v Ballincollig, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 12:30;LYIT Donegal v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s Killarney, Bishops Field, 15:00;LIT Celtics v Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin, SportsHub Limerick IT, 18:00;Neptune v Portlaoise Panthers, Neptune Stadium, 19:00;EJ Sligo All-Stars v Titans, Mercy College, 19:30; Monday 30th October 2017Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   Griffith College Swords Thunder v DCU Saints, ALSAA-Dublin, 15:00;Garvey’s Tralee Warriors v Eanna, Tralee, 15:00;Moycullen v KUBS BC, NUIG Galway, 15:00;Black Amber Templeogue v Maree, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 15:30; Team representatives from the Men’s Super League pictured at the official launch of the Basketball Ireland season 2017/18 at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght, Dublin, where the Hula Hoops National Cup draw also took place. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile One result in particular caught the attention of basketball fans nationwide, as underdogs DCU Saints caused the upset of the weekend when they overcame reigning Cup champions Griffith College Swords Thunder in thrilling fashion, 75-70. Basketball Ireland Fixtures: October 28th-30thSaturday 28th October 2017          Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   UCD Marian v DCU Saints, UCD, 19:00;KUBS BC v Black Amber Templeogue, Greendale, 19:00;Maree v Griffith College Swords Thunder, CC-Oranmore, 19:45;Pyrobel Killester v Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, IWA-Clontarf, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:   Pyrobel Killester v IT Carlow Basketball, IWA-Clontarf, 18:00;Maxol WIT Wildcats v NUIG Mystics, Mercy Gym, 19:00; Hula Hoops President’s Cup quarter-finalsTo be played weekend of December 1-3rd with first named having home advantage.Fr Mathews v Scotts Lakers St Paul’s KillarneyBallincollig v Portlaoise PanthersNeptune v TitansParis Texas Kilkenny v Keane’s SuperValu Killorglin Sunday 29th October 2017 Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:   Belfast Star v UCC Demons, Methodist College, 15:00; Basketball Ireland Detailed Results – October 21st-23rd Basketball Ireland Men’s Hula Hoops Cup (Pat Duffy Cup)Moycullen 79-71 Maree – MOYCULLEN ADVANCETop scorers Moycullen: Cian Nihill 22, Brandon McGuire 19, Patrick Lyons 15Top scorers Maree: Eoin Rockall 15, Watkins Williams 13, Kenneth Hansberry 11Half time score: Moycullen 42-34 Maree “It was a sweet win to get,” admitted DCU Saints head coach, Joey Boylan. “It feels very good to get the win, especially in the Cup. It was always going to be a tough game, being up against Swords and especially in their place, but we never let them get a run on us.”Indeed, Swords, who had lost just one game so far this season, were left on the back foot from early on as Joey Boylan’s charges drove into a 38-42 point half time lead, with Men’s Super League September Player of the Month, Dee Proby, proving to be a massive thorn in the side of the Swords defence, top scoring with 30 points.Elsewhere, Black Amber Templeogue held firm to run out 90-81 point winners over Belfast Star, with a phenomenal display from Lorcan Murphy, which saw him net 30 points for the Dubliners despite the best efforts of Star’s Conor Quinn and Keelan Cairns.“We made hard work of it,” admitted Templeogue’s Mark Keenan afterwards. “The second half was a tight affair, it came right down to the last few minutes but I’m just happy we closed it out.”UCC Demons eased passed KUBS in style on Saturday evening at Greendale, while Moycullen did just enough to scrape past a determined Maree in the all Galway battle on Sunday afternoon.There was also Cup action in the Men’s Division One league, with the battle for the President’s Cup producing some big results. Cup holders Neptune got out of jail just in time against IT Carlow, managing to hold their nerve in the dying seconds to edge into the second round.Elsewhere, Paris Texas Kilkenny shocked Ulster University Elks with a big win at home, while Cup runners-up from last season, Ej Sligo All Stars bowed out at the hands of Portlaoise Panthers.In the Women’s Super League meanwhile, Courtyard Liffey Celtics and Singleton SuperValu Brunell dished up one of the games of the weekend, with just a point separating the sides at the final buzzer, and the Kildare team relieved to take the win.“It was a great win. We didn’t get off to the best start – it took us at least two quarters to figure out their strengths,” said Celtics head coach, Mark Byrne. “Once we did that, we played great defence in the second half. They’re a really tough team, smart and well-coached, so any win against them, you’ve got to be happy with.”Elsewhere, Pyrobel Killester bagged their first win of the season when they overcame Portlaoise Panthers at home on Saturday evening, while NUIG Mystics had to settle for second best in a close tie with Ambassador UCC Glanmire. Mark Ingle’s charges at DCU Mercy meanwhile made it two from two with a solid win over IT Carlow Basketball on Sunday afternoon. Basketball Ireland Women’s Division 1: Marble City Hawks 55-53 MeteorsFabplus North West 52-74 Fr MathewsUlster University Elks 72-78 Griffith College Swords Thunder Basketball Ireland Men’s Division 1:   Ballincollig v Fr Mathews, Ballincollig CS, 13:00;LYIT Donegal v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Bishops Field Sports Centre, 15:00;Ulster University Elks v Paris Texas Kilkenny, Ulster University Elks, 15:00;Portlaoise Panthers v LIT Celtics, St Marys Sports Hall, 15:00;Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin v Dublin Lions, Killorglin Sports Centre, 15:00;Titans v IT Carlow Basketball, The Jes, 15:30; print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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