first_imgNaomh Colmcille GAA NotesThe seniors and reserves had no fixtures this weekend.The U16s are scheduled to take on Malin at home in the Northern Board Division 2 league semi-final this Monday (11th) at 7:30 pm. See Facebook for latest update.The Naomh Colmcille Sports Day is now due to take place on Sunday 17th August starting at 2:00 pm. Scheduled activities include bouncy castles, golf, penalty kick, bottle stand, an U8s and U10s match (approx. 2:00 pm), Boys and Girls races (U6s, U8s, U10s, U12s and U14s), Novelty events (sack race, 3-legged race, father and son, mother and daughter, husband and wife (piggy back), mothers, fathers, senior team 100 m dash, tyre race, horse shoe toss, gather spuds), ladies/girls match (4:30 pm approx..), Bingo (4:30 pm approx.), tug-of-war (5:00 pm approx.).The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion has now finished. Please continue to collect bottle tops in anticipation of future promotions. Thanks.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc. Training and Match Schedule.Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors and reserves. Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.U18. See Facebook for further updates. U16. Match at home to Malin scheduled for Monday (11th). See Facebook and website for updates during the week.U13. Match at Letterkenny Gaels scheduled for Wednesday (13th) at 7:00 pm. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.U10. Training continues Friday 15th August at 6:30 pm.U10. Training continues Friday 15th August at 6:30 pm. Girls U12-16 Gaelic. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 18, 21, 12, 24, 16 and the most correct winners (matching three numbers) are Monica McDaid, Brid O’Brien and Matthew O’Brien who win €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €5,950. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE U16’S FACE MALIN IN DIVISION TWO LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL was last modified: August 11th, 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:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

Source: Jon Gruden fires Raiders’ head strength coach; no other changes expected now

first_imgJon Gruden has fired head strength and conditioning coach Tom Shaw, a source told the Bay Area News Group on Sunday morning.No other changes are expected at this time to the Raiders’ strength and conditioning staff, per source. Shaw’s staff included, among others, Deuce Gruden, Jon’s oldest son, and Kelsey Martinez, the only female strength coach in the NFL.Gruden hand-picked Shaw from his performance center in Orlando this offseason, where Shaw trained professional athletes on the ESPN …last_img read more

Football legends meet Mandela

first_img18 July 2007Brazilian football legend Pele, Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon and Fifa vice-president Jack Warner delivered a special gift to Nelson Mandela on the eve of the “90 minutes for Mandela” football match taking place in Cape Town on Wednesday to celebrate the great man’s 89th birthday.Pele, Eto’o and Warner visited Mandela in Johannesburg to present him with a jersey for Wednesday’s Africa XI versus Rest of the World XI match, with his name and the number 89 on the back and featuring the 46664 campaign to raise global awareness about HIV/Aids on the front.In a statement issued by Fifa, Mandela said he was “deeply honoured” to receive the tribute, but added that “it must always be remembered that I was one of many who fought for freedom from tyranny and racism.“It is fitting, therefore, that Fifa will also pay homage to the Makana Football Association on Robben Island,” Mandela said, referring to a ceremony to be held before Wednesday’s match at which the Makana FA – made up of political prisoners on South Africa’s former penal colony – will become an honorary member of Fifa.“During the dark years of our incarceration, the association drew together all the prisoners on the island around the beautiful game of soccer,” Mandela said. “In this way it helped uphold the values of tolerance, of inclusiveness and reconciliation, and of non-racialism and peace that are still dear to all of us today.”According to, Pele and Eto’o promised Mandela to tell the world about their South African experiences and to contribute to the fight against discrimination and Aids.“I have met a lot of great personalities in my life, but Nelson Mandela is an extraordinary person,” Pele said in the Fifa statement. “I am really touched and honoured to lead the Rest of the World team in his birthday match.”Eto’o said he had “always longed to meet Nelson Mandela. He has fought his whole life for equality and justice. It was an incredible moment to be able to speak with him personality.“[On Wednesday], on the field, we will be standing in the line-up together to show a signal to the world.”Also in attendance were 2010 Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan and chairman Irvin Khoza.“A little over 16 years ago, the world’s most visible symbol against racial discrimination walked out of prison, dignity intact, to accelerate the momentum against South Africa’s unique form of institutionalised racism,” Khoza said. “Today we revere the man who led the most remarkable national social transformation.”The delegation then flew to Cape Town, where Eto’o will lead the Africa XI against a Rest of the World XI headed by Pele at Newlands Stadium. Kick-off is at 8pm local reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more