Hurricanes end Crusaders unbeaten run

first_imgPhoto: PhotoSport Hurricane Ngani Laumape takes on the Crusaders’ line. The home team clawed their way back from a 12-7 halftime deficit to outscore the Crusaders four tries to three and exact revenge for their 20 -12 defeat in May.The win means the Hurricanes will now head to Canberra to play the Brumbies in next weekend’s quarter final, while the Crusaders return to Christchurch for a potential match-up against the Highlanders.The Hurricanes had been forced into major shakeup of their backline immediately before the game with flyhalf Beauden Barrett a late withdrawal due to illness, while Vince Aso was injured during the warmup.Otere Black came off the bench to play flyhalf, Jordie Barrett moved from fullback to centre, Nehe Milner-Skudder switched to fullback from the wing, with Wes Goosen coming onto the right wing from the bench.Converted centre Barrett had a strong night for the Hurricanes kicking a penalty, converting all four tries and crossing the line for his team as well.The Crusaders looked in ominous early form with two quick tries to Seta Tamanivalu but the Canterbury side lost momentum as a penalty count saw the game swing back to the home team.The Chiefs 28-10 win over a second-string Brumbies fifteen in Hamilton earlier in the day means they now travel to Capetown to take on the Stormers next week.The Australian conference champions rested some of their biggest names for the game but will be back to full strength for the playoffs against the Hurricanes.Damian McKenzie dominated the scoring for the Chiefs with a try and 13 points from the boot as the home side battled to a scrappy victory over the ACT Brumbies at Waikato Stadium.The Brumbies’ loss means Australian Super Rugby sides have lost all 25 matches against New Zealand opposition this seasonHowever, it was an historic day for Japan’s Sunwolves who upset the Auckland Blues 48-21 in Tokyo in their final match of the season.Centre Timothy Lafaele scored a hat-trick of tries as the Sunwolves fought back from a 21-5 deficit to earn their first victory over a New Zealand side.The match was played in sweltering conditions in the Japanese capital with temperatures reaching more than 40 degrees Celsius prior to kickoff.While both sides were out of playoff contention, the Blues were full of confidence, having beaten the British and Irish Lions in their last competitive match last month.The Sunwolves scored six tries in the second half – the most tries they have scored in a game in their short Super Rugby existence.”You can’t take anything for granted in this competition,” said Blues coach Tana Umaga.”They just wanted it more. That’s all down to attitude.”We lacked a bit of focus on our game and when you haven’t got the attitude right we get what we got today.”last_img read more

Four balls, four sixes!!! – Brathwaite, Samuels blast Windies to dramatic World T20 final win

first_img “I want to thank the Almighty because without Him nothing is possible. We have a pastor in the team in Andre Fletcher. He keeps on praying. We are a praying team. I’m really happy for this win and it’s something we are going to cherish for a long time,” an emotional captain Darren Sammy said afterwards. “I’ve said before the tournament we have 15 match-winners. Nobody gave us a chance, but every game somebody stepped up and took responsibility. To see Carlos play like that in his debut World Cup, it’s just tremendous. “It shows the depth we have in the Caribbean in T20 cricket and, hopefully, with the right structure and development, our cricket will continue to improve in one-day and Test cricket.” No such success seemed on the cards when Charles holed out to Stokes, running in from deep mid-on with one run on the board, and Gayle picked out the same fielder at long-off two balls later to leave England on top. Simmons shuffled across to left-armer David Willey and was lbw off the first ball of the next over, as West Indies’ chances of victory seemed to dim. But Samuels and Bravo came together to steady the innings in a stand that was more pragmatic than flamboyant and which guided West Indies to 54 without further loss at the halfway point of the innings. Bravo, dropped on 11 by substitute Sam Billings off Stokes in the 13th over, recovered to belt leg-spinner Adil Rashid over midwicket for six in the next over before top-edging the final ball to Root at point at 86 for four. Samuels, on 50 at the time, then blasted a four and two successive sixes off seamer Liam Plunkett in an over that gushed 18 runs, but England struck back to claim two wickets for just 21 runs in the space of nine balls and leave the Windies tottering on 107 for six in the 16th over. Andre Russell picked out Stokes on the wide midwicket boundary off the first ball of the 16th over from Willey, before Sammy lofted the third delivery to deep cover, where Alex Hales held the catch. Brathwaite joined Samuels and the pair sensibly navigating the final overs before taking eight runs from the penultimate one bowled by seamer Chris Jordan before launching the last-over assault. – CMC SCOREBOARD ENGLAND J Roy b Badree 0 A Hales c Badree b Russell 1 J Root c Benn b Brathwaite 54 *E Morgan c Gayle b Badree 5 +J Buttler c Bravo b Brathwaite 36 B Stokes c Simmons b Bravo 13 M Ali c wkp Ramdin b Bravo 0 C Jordan not out 12 D Willey c Charles b Brathwaite 21 L Plunkett c Badree b Bravo 4 A Rashid not out 4 Extras (lb4, w1) 5 TOTAL (9 wkts, 20 overs) 155 Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Roy, 0.2 overs), 2-8 (Hales, 1.5), 3-23 (Morgan, 4.4), 4-84 (Buttler, 11.2), 5-110 (Stokes, 13.4), 6-110 (Ali, 14), 7-111 (Root, 14.1), 8-136 (Willey, 17.3), 9-142 (Plunkett, 18.3) Bowling: Badree 4-1-16-2, Russell 4-0-21-1, Benn 3-0-40-0, DJ Bravo 4-0-37-3, Brathwaite 4-0-23-3 (w1), Sammy 1-0-14-0. WEST INDIES J Charles c Stokes b Root 1 C Gayle c Stokes b Root 4 M Samuels not out 85 L Simmons lbw b Willey 0 DJ Bravo c Root b Rashid 25 A Russell c Stokes b Willey 1 *D Sammy c Hales b Willey 2 C Brathwaite not out 34 Extras (lb3, w6) 9 TOTAL (6 wkts, 19.4 overs) 161 Did not bat: +D Ramdin, S Badree, S Benn Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Charles, 1.1 overs), 2-5 (Gayle, 1.3), 3-11 (Simmons, 2.3), 4-86 (Bravo, 14), 5-104 (Russell, 15.1), 6-107 (Sammy, 15.3) Bowling: Willey 4-0-20-3 (w2), Root 1-0-9-2, Jordan 4-0-36-0 (w1), Plunkett 4-0-29-0 (w1), Rashid 4-0-23-1, Stokes 2.4-0-41-0 (w2). Result: West Indies won by four wickets. Series: West Indies win Twenty20 World Cup. Man-of-the-Match: Marlon Samuels. Man-of-the-Series: Virat Kohli. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: K Dharmasena, R Tucker; TV M Erasmus Brathwaite finished on 34 not out from just 10 deliveries, but it was veteran right-hander Marlon Samuels who stroked an unbeaten 85 from 66 balls, who was the architect of the victory. The languid Jamaican, adjudged Man of the Match, smashed nine fours and two sixes, anchoring two crucial stands, first with Dwayne Bravo (24) and then with Brathwaite, to pull West Indies around from 11 for three in the third over. They lost both openers, Johnson Charles (1) and Chris Gayle (4), in the second over to off-spinner Joe Root, and when semi-final hero Lendl Simmons fell to a first ball ‘duck’ in the following over, the Windies were up against the ropes. But Samuels posted 75 for the fourth wicket with Bravo, who struck a four and a six off 27 deliveries and then 54 for the seventh wicket with the outstanding Brathwaite, who counted a four and four sixes. Earlier, Brathwaite and Bravo had also starred with the ball, taking three wickets apiece as England were restricted to 155 for nine off their 20 overs, after they were sent in. Joe Root top-scored with 54 and Jos Buttler got 36, but Brathwaite (3-23) and Bravo (3-37), along with leg-spinner Samuel Badree (2-16), grabbed wickets at key points to cripple the England innings. The victory ensured a sweep of both T20 World Cup titles after West Indies Women upset three-time defending champions Australia by eight wickets at the same venue earlier. With the triumph, the men’s side became the first nation to win the T20 World Cup twice, following on from their success in Sri Lanka four years ago. CHERISH FOR LONG TIME ARCHITECT OF THE VICTORY RECOVERED KOLKATA, India (CMC): Carlos Brathwaite belted four astonishing sixes off the first four deliveries of the final over to catapult West Indies to an extraordinary four-wicket victory over England as the Caribbean made history by sweeping both the men’s and women’s titles at the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup here yesterday. With West Indies requiring a difficult 19 from the final over in pursuit of 156 for victory at Eden Gardens, the right-handed Brathwaite cleared the ropes four times in succession from seamer Ben Stokes to hand West Indies a spectacular victory with two balls to spare.last_img read more

Administrative bungling negatively impacting sports

first_img ADMINISTRATIVE BUNGLING I submit the reason for our lack of upward mobility in world netball is due to administrative bungling when it comes to selecting a coach. The most successful coach ever in Jamaica’s netball is Winston Nevers. He has won more titles in all divisions of netball than all the coaches of the national team combined. Yet, he is constantly overlooked by what appears an unwritten policy of ‘no male netball coach until the national football team has a female coach’. That ‘policy’ has since been verbally withdrawn, but, as my granny used to say, “action speaks louder than words”. Football: The present leader and administration of football in Jamaica took over the reins of the sport and took the nation to the ultimate prize in football, playing in the World Cup finals. The formula was to use Jamaican players to qualify us through the early stages, only to jettison them in the latter stages. That formula has been repeated every year since 1998, yet we have never been close to qualifying again. That formula revealed the fact that the foreign Jamaican players had absolutely no interest in advancing Jamaica’s football, only on enhancing their career goals. Alicia Ashley was born in Jamaica on August, 23 1967. On Friday, at the age of 48 years and 81 days old she won the World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight championship title. Ashley is a world-champion athlete with the genetic makeup and indomitable spirit that translates to excellence in the field of sports – Jhaniele Fowler-Reid in netball, Alia Atkinson in swimming, Usain Bolt in track and field, Chris Gayle in cricket, Raheem Sterling in football, and I could go on and on. All these Jamaica-born athletes are recognised as being among the best in the world. Yet, when it comes to using individuals with similar genetic make-up and indomitable spirit in team sports, Jamaica’s name disappears from the list of champions. What could be the reason? What could cause a nation of some of the greatest athletes in the world to fail so miserably in team sports? Let us start in the quest for the answer by looking at the different sports. Netball: The present leader and administration of netball in Jamaica took over the reins of the sport with the nation ranked fourth in the world. After many years, many coaches, different teams, we are still ranked fourth in the world. Yet our Sunshine Girls are recruited by teams in Australia, New Zealand and England to play in their elite Leagues. However, in world championships we are sometimes third, most times fourth. SAME OLD PROBLEMS Yet, year after year, it’s ‘same-old, same-old’. Never once thinking of (a) improving the playing surfaces of football fields in this country, thus improving the quality of our players; (b) giving local footballers a chance of playing with (obviously) more talented foreign players, thus improving themselves. Cricket: The present leader of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has carried West Indies cricket down a path that has seen international teams reduce considerably the number of matches that they play against us, and complain bitterly of financial losses when we do get a chance to play. The West Indies have alienated and dumped some of the region’s best players, while its leader disrespects cricket icons on social media and talks glibly about settling a “charge” by the Indian Cricket Board recompensation for an aborted tour by the players ‘by the end of June’ this year. We are now in November and there has been no word on any resolution to this crisis. This same administration suspended the head coach of the team, Phil Simmons, on September, 28, for controversial (and possibly truthful) public statements. The administration met with Simmons and he has been reinstated. I read recently a Chelsea player quoted as saying he would prefer to lose than win a match for the manager, Jose Mourinho. When I look at the results of the recent Test series against Sri Lanka and the first one day international, I get the feeling that there are similar sentiments within the West Indies squad. It is time we, the people, demand (a) term limits for sport administrators and (b) insist leaders of sporting organisations play the sport at a high level, thus showing they can relate to the intricacies of international competition. It is not too late. Important elections in different sporting organisations are due before December.last_img read more

Funniest #UAAPCDC2017 tweets

first_imgLATEST STORIES There was a surplus of witty, amusing and mean tweets waiting to be RTd while fans enjoyed the performances from the eight universities.This classic Mean Girls meme came back as the champions club welcomed a new member.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set WELCOME TO THE CLUB, AdU #UAAPCDC2017— Ej Rejuso Ü (@oshuumej) December 2, 2017 — Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever) December 2, 2017 Someone was happy that NU Pep Squad didn’t make it five in a row.GOODBYE 5-PEAT #UAAPCDC2017— Kamir (@beertolome) December 2, 2017ADVERTISEMENT NU apparently used the “Under the Sea” theme because of the obvious:MERMAIDS YUNG TAGA NU BECAUSE THEY ARE UNDER THE SY— jhannah capistrano (@capoop) December 2, 2017It was admittedly an error-prone night for most of the schools, and that did not escape the discerning Twitter crowd.Fake it til you make it! #UAAPCDC2017— Leland Ustare (@Lels_) December 2, 2017 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? This year’s #UAAPCDC2017 general concept:MARUPOK Dami nafall. I know d feeling chos— Glenn (@tabiglennpi) December 2, 2017 Me waiting for the result..Ang tagal eh,#UAAPCDC2017— JaQue Diesta (@jaque_kulit) December 2, 2017Of course, it’s always a good time for a throwback. Never forget.always great to bring these back :(( #UAAPCDC2017— Tina (@tinagaisano_) December 2, 2017 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 award Every year, fans have made it a habit to take to Twitter to complete their UAAP Cheerdance experience.This year was not any different.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene This guy from Ateneo was living on the edge.The highlight#UAAPCDC2017— Zeee (@gzkkkk) December 2, 2017UE Pep Squad managed to “rise” from the bottom to no. 3, but don’t let Senator Cynthia Villar know, she might have it banned. (Get it?)Triggered. #UAAPCDC2017— SENYORA (@Senyora) December 2, 2017Now these are just mean.Ang yaman talaga ng Ateneo. Sa MOA Arena sila nag-practice charot #UAAPCDC2017— Winona Ryder In Tandem (@Cinephilliacy) December 2, 2017 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Actual photo of me after watching NU’s performance:#UAAPCDC2017— INDAY SARA BAREILLES (@NotdahelMarcel) December 2, 2017Even Jollibee couldn’t help but make mistakes.MAY MALI!!!! Yung Jollibee hotline mali!— Grace (@graceramirez_) December 2, 2017 View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PFL semis: Late Global fightback stuns Meralco Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last season: UWIAN NA MAY NANALO NA.This season: UWI NA TAYO. WALA ATANG MANANALO.#UAAPCDC2017— UAAP Updates (@SportsLivePH) December 2, 2017After the performances, the Group Stunts action followed, which is always the favorite of the Twitter faithful.Kim Chiu and Enchong pa rin ang best group stunts of all time #UAAPCDC2017— JJ (@jaspersalceda) December 2, 2017And when it came to deciding who will take home cheerdance crown, the judges took their sweet time.BREAKING: #UAAPCDC2017 winners will be announced tomorrow after the finals match between La Salle and Ateneolast_img read more

NCAA Volleyball: EAC winless no more, stops Mapua

first_imgEmilio Aguinaldo College finally bagged its first win in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after overcoming Mapua in five sets, 25-23, 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year The win ended the Lady Generals’ five-game losing streak to get to 1-5 while the Lady Cardinals remained winless at lowly 0-6.Lady Generals head coach Rodrigo Palmero was proud with the resiliency his team showed especially coming off three straight five-setters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I can see that there are still some positives in this group,” said Palmero, who also coached the Season 91 men’s champion, in Filipino. “I know these girls are not yet on the top level in terms of skills but I can see that they’re improving.”“And we’re very happy that after all those five-set games that we were finally able to get a win, it’s like a heavy feeling was lifted off of us.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Although EAC had a slight disadvantage in spikes, 51-47, the Lady Generals enjoyed 49 free points from Mapua’s errors, none bigger than Patria Pena’s last hit went wide.Ladeisheen Magbanua had a team-high 17 points to lead EAC while Aira Binondo added 16 points.Jaylene Lumbo and Yvette Tongco also finished in double figures for the Lady Generals with 15 and 13 points, respectively.Pena led Mapua with 20 points while Angeline Mangundayao added 10.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Harden, Rockets make it 6 straight over Mavs with 104-97 win OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Smalling extends Man Utd contract to 2022

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United defender Chris Smalling (centre) has signed a new contract until 2022 © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 15 – Manchester United tied down centre-back Chris Smalling to a new three-and-a-half-year contract on Saturday with an option to extend the deal for a further year.“Manchester United is delighted to announce that Chris Smalling has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 2022, with the option to extend for a further year,” the club said in a statement. “This is my ninth season with the club and I am delighted to be continuing my progression with this team,” said Smalling.“It is a real honour to play for Manchester United and we are all now concentrating on the busy schedule of games throughout the festive period.”The 29-year-old has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one League Cup and the Europa League in 307 appearances since joining from Fulham in 2010.Smalling’s previous deal ran out at the end of the season.United manager Jose Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to buy another centre-back, but welcomed the news of Smalling’s stay.“I am very happy Chris has signed a new contract,” said Mourinho in a club statement.“Chris has been with the club for a number of years and is now one of the senior players within our squad.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fiscal new year arrives with no resolutions

first_img? (But) being willing to hold out until the last minute and beyond is an advantage for lawmakers with thick hides and safe districts. ? Moving the fiscal-year deadline only gives Congress more time to find ways of missing it. – Dale McFeatters Scripps Howard News Service 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sunday night was a new year’s eve in the nation’s capital. But you didn’t miss anything. Sept. 30 is not so much an event as an accounting device. It is the end of the federal fiscal year. ? Congress’ principal annual duty ? is to pass the dozen spending bills that fund government operations, from the Pentagon to pest control, for the coming year. It is chronically unable to do so. Not one of the 12 bills has reached President Bush’s desk. ? The fact is, neither party has a particularly distinguished record (on budgeting). The last time all the spending bills were passed by the Sept. 30 deadline was in 1994, when the Democrats controlled Congress. The voters rewarded them by tossing them out. ? Congress (also) met the deadline in 1989 and 1977, and that’s it for the past 30 years. Various fixes have been proposed ? (such as) giving Congress 12 months instead of nine to craft a budget from what a president first proposes. ? last_img read more

Patriots return on high

first_imgThat 28-20 loss on Oct. 16 dropped the Patriots to 3-3 and included an uncharacteristic late failure by Tom Brady, who threw three straight incomplete passes with the Broncos leading by those eight points. “We made some improvements,” Brady said Monday. “We got some guys healthy, which has helped, and I think there has been more consistency in all phases of the game.” Linebacker Tedy Bruschi missed the Jacksonville game with a left calf injury and could play at Denver. He also missed the first game against the Broncos, the Patriots’ sixth of the season, then returned for the next game from a mild stroke suffered last February. Still, the Patriots are much healthier than they were the last time they faced the Broncos (13-3). Defensive end Richard Seymour and running backs Corey Dillon and Kevin Faulk missed that game but are back. The secondary is still missing safety Rodney Harrison, sidelined for the season, but is much more stable and productive. “It is playoff time and we had to take it to another level,” Samuel said That’s what makes the Patriots scary to the other three teams left in the AFC playoffs. That approach helped them win three of the past four Super Bowls. A win in Denver would leave them two victories shy of becoming the first team to win three consecutive Super Bowls. They even could be back home for the AFC championship game if they win and Pittsburgh beats Indianapolis on Sunday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The last time the New England Patriots visited Denver, they were battered by injuries and beaten by the Broncos. Three months later, on Saturday night, they return with a healthier team, a stingier defense and an NFL record of 10 consecutive playoff victories. center_img New England trailed the Broncos 28-3 midway through the third quarter of that game after allowing completions of 72 and 55 yards and a run of 68 yards. They led to three touchdowns. But in their 11 games since then, they’ve allowed just four plays longer than 50 yards. Last Saturday night, the Patriots (11-6) came up with big plays of their own and beat Jacksonville, 28-3. They scored on a 63-yard pass play from Brady to Benjamin Watson and a 73-yard interception return by Asante Samuel. Wide receiver Troy Brown, sidelined for the Denver game, also scored a touchdown against the Jaguars. “There are things we need to improve on and get better by next week,” Brown said, “because it doesn’t get any easier from here.” last_img read more

COMPETITION: Win a Family Pass to Lurgybrack Open Farm!

first_imgThe hugely popular Lurgybrack Open Farm has reopened its gates for the summer and we have two family passes to give away to our lucky readers.This Easter, two families will be enjoying the fun-filled open farm with a free family pass for two adults and two children.All you need to do to win is visit Donegal Daily’s Facebook page (Click here) and find the Lurgybrack Open Farm post on the timeline. Like and share the post to enter the competition. Lurgybrack Open Farm is a hidden treasure on the outskirts of Letterkenny on the Cullion Road. It has become a destination for families all over Donegal and beyond to visit and learn about animals while having fun in the fresh outdoors.With lots to do and fantastic value for money, the farm is a brilliant day out for all ages. The centuries old farm building is home to a range of friendly farm animals that children can come face to face with.There is a large play area for kids and visitors can take a run on a tractor, enjoy the bouncy castles, zip wire, sand pit, waterslide, jumping pillow, indoor bouncy castles or take a leisurely stroll around the dusty trail walk. There is ample space to play safely, wander by the riverside, or just sit back and unwind with a tasty snack from our tearoom or have your own family picnic.To plan your visit, contact: Lurgybrack Open Farm, Cullion Road, Lurgybrack, Letterkenny, Co.DonegalPhone: 074-9122683Mobile: 086-8212012Email: COMPETITION: Win a Family Pass to Lurgybrack Open Farm! was last modified: April 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:competitionLurgybrack Open Farmlast_img read more


first_imgDue to the success of Donegal Marathon Information Roadshows, which were held recently, Donegal Sports Partnerships and Donegal Marathon will host another event in Gweedore this Wednesday 1st July in Dore Community Centre at 7pm.These evenings have been exceptionally well received and provide great insights, advice, and practical tips for anyone with an interest in running.An array of experienced athletes and competitors will be on hand to answer any queries that you may have.Admission is free and everyone is welcome.The topics will include:* Marathon Event Information – Registration / Route / Times and much more* Pre Marathon injury prevention* Fuelling your marathon* Marathon preparation – keeping it practical* Experienced marathon / half marathon participants will be present on the night to offer    first hand advice Come along and get your questions answered.The Donegal Marathon takes place this year on the 23rd August 2015 at Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny at 9.20am. It promises to be a great event for all the family with children’s activities, face painting, and much more. For further information and route log onto www.donegalmarathon.ieAn Early Bird Registration Package is also available with a fantastic prise until 30th June 2015 so book early.Donegal Marathon committee are offering a fantastic free pampering break for two, courtesy of The Silver Tassie Hotel and Spa just outside Letterkenny.All early registrants, included those already registered, will automatically be entered into a free draw for this great break for two which also includes a voucher for a Spa treatment worth €40.Don’t forget early Bird Registration is ending soon!Register now: www.donegalmarathon.ieDONEGAL MARATHON ROADSHOW GOES WEST! was last modified: June 29th, 2015 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 MARATHONroadshowlast_img read more