College football star chooses rugby over NFL

first_imgIsland heritageThough Wooching was born in Hawaii, the influence of his father — who heralds from the rugby-mad island of Samoa — has always weighed strongly on his shoulders.While most kids are told not to play with fire, Wooching was taught the opposite. As part of his Samoan heritage, he learned fire knife dancing from a young age and still bears the blistering scars from it today.”It ties into the whole culture thing and how I was raised,” he says. “It’s a Samoan thing. You know, the warriors do it. My dad taught me a lot when I was young, and you learn lessons through it.”Like the fire — the concept of not keeping your hands on too long. That relates to life and different things that you might come across.”Then there’s the maze of tattoos spreadeagled across Wooching’s shoulders, torso and limbs.”Most of my tattoos aren’t finished. They’re still telling the story of my life and as I progress and walk down the road, I’ll keep on adding things to my tattoos to signify big events or stuff like that, family things in my life.”Wooching’s faith — his Twitter bio refers to himself as a “Soldier of God” — shapes his life on and off the field. He first picked up a rugby ball on a Christian missionary visit to New Zealand and played the game well into his high school years until a coach recommended he try his hand at football.But he’s always had an ache to return to rugby, something which has been fed by watching highlight reels of Samoa’s Tuilagi brothers. Renowned for making big hits and scoring blistering tries, the five Tuilagis play an all-action brand of rugby Wooching dreams of emulating.”There’s a whole bunch of them but Alesana and Manu, I really try to mirror my game around them. I love to go into contacts and just be that fearless back taking the ball into tackles and making yards,” he says.”Those are the two that I generally look up to — some island players who have gone out and made a name for themselves.” USA: Rugby’s ‘sleeping giant’Rugby is considered to be the fastest-growing sport in the US. This month’s Las Vegas Sevens attracted record crowds for the seventh year in a row, boasting over 80,000 spectators across the three days.After a disappointing Olympics, the US team is enjoying its best season in the world series; having finished sixth for the past two seasons, it is fifth ahead of next week’s Hong Kong Sevens. The likes of Perry Baker and Carlin Isles are among the fastest players on the global circuit.”I think the best athletes in the world are in America,” Wooching says. “It’s just, you know, transitioning those guys into rugby and just gaining the knowledge — upping the knowledge in the game, people learning instead of just relying on pure talent and skill-set.”For Wooching, the rise of the game in the US is “awesome.” But he’s still unsure about which country he’d represent — the States or Samoa — if the opportunity should arise, nor which format of the game he’d specialize in.”I’m still trying to get to the top of whatever that may be: 15-aside, sevens, the US sevens, the US 15s, overseas, whatever that might be,” he says.”I think at the end of the day 15s is what is what I want to do, and if I can get there through sevens then I’ll do that.”Wooching’s immediate plans are just to get on a rugby field and start pursuing the game he was born to love.”What attracts me the most is the brotherhood and the stuff like that you build through rugby and the travel and all that,” he says.”Yeah, oh I’m stoked, I get to run out with all these good players, couple of teams from international places, yeah, I just love it, it just brings a smile to my face.” He had captained the Washington Huskies to the national championship playoffs, and had an opportunity that most players can only dream of.But not Wooching. Ever since he was a kid growing up in Hawaii, this burly, tattooed linebacker had harbored dreams of a different kind.”My passion was rugby,” the 23-year-old tells CNN. “The first time I picked up a ball … that’s when my love for the game started, and ever since then it’s just been gaining.”I was getting a lot of interest from agents, 20-plus agents would call my phone, connect with me through social media and what-not. I know the thing that attracts most people to NFL is the income, the money and all that, but rugby is like a little brother that kept nagging at me saying, ‘Hey you got to play, you got to play.'”Wooching now plays rugby union for the Seattle Saracens — which competes in the British Columbia League — and sevens in an invitational, US-based franchise named after Fijian legend Waisale Serevi.He is still unsure where his future lies. But at 6 foot 4 inches and 241 pounds, his powerful physique is the sort that can wreak havoc in any format of the game.last_img read more

From the Reinier museum to ping pong-soccer with his father

first_imgAt the beginning, when moving to housing, it catches our attention the ping-pong table next to the pool, on the main terrace, and Mauro is fixed. So as soon as he sees the moment he proposes a match. With an ice cold beer in between, we agreed to the rematch. And after the second game, the second beer. In the meantime we talk a lot about Reinier, and about that and more is the interview that we publish in AS.Mario Cortegana / Diario AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Mauro, Reinier’s father, poses for AS at home.Mario Cortegana / Diario AS There is still time to see Reinier’s room, photos of the child’s crack and give Mauro and Suzana a flag of Madrid that they immediately incorporate into the mentioned museum. They offer to hang us the medal of the last Liberators, won by Flamengo, and pose with her, so during that moment we became soccer players. But that dream, and that of playing in Madrid, it is up to Reinier to live it.Mario Cortegana / Diario AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Reinier’s boots, in his room.Mario Cortegana / Diario AS What was going to be an interview to use ends in a three and a quarter hour meeting for the kindness of Mauro and Suzana, Reinier’s parents. They do not take in taking coffee, pastries and juices. They ask if the air conditioning is to our liking and we begin to talk about the exciting situation of his boy. They can not stop smiling, and it is not for less.Mauro explains to this newspaper the improvised museum with the most special t-shirts and trophies of Reinier, which already has a corner of the most curious for his young age. Take the opportunity to stand in one of his own awards, those of a world champion futsal in Spain in 1985 and recognized in 1987 as the best player in the discipline in Brazil.Mario Cortegana / Diario AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The Reinier museum in his house.Mario Cortegana / Diario AScenter_img Minutes to 9 in the morning, the time of the appointment with Mauro Brasília (Brazil, 1960), the father of Reinier Jesus (18 years). ACE arrives at the checkpoint of a middle-upper class development in Rio de Janeiro and very shortly after appears O Pai do Craque. In t-shirt and shorts, with flip flops, he guides us to his house, a two-storey villa in which Reinier still lives, for which Real Madrid has paid 30 million euros to Flamengo.Mario Cortegana / Diario AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Reinier childhood photos.Mario Cortegana / Diario ASlast_img read more

Ian Sangalang emerging as Magnolia’s next top gun

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang. PBA IMAGESMagnolia big man Ian Sangalang has been on a tear to start the season and his impressive showing hasn’t gone unnoticed.In three games, Sangalang has averaged a double-double with 19.6 points and 10.3 rebounds to help the Hotshots go 2-1, prompting his veteran teammate Marc Pingris to describe the 26-year-old as the Purefoods franchise’s next big thing.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments ‘Tired’ Dandan on another Kia loss: ‘We have to suck it up, move forward’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ “Ian Sangalang has really stepped up every game. What I see from him is he’s going to be like the next Kerby Raymundo, Marc Pingris before and Alvin Patrimonio,” said Pingris.Sangalang, who is in his fifth season in the PBA, nearly notched a third straight double-double with 21 points and nine rebounds in a 124-77 dumping of Kia on Wednesday.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 folkPingris isn’t getting any younger as he turns 37 this year, but when it’s time for him to hang up his sneakers, he knows Sangalang will be the one who fills his shoes.“When we retire, I know that he will be the one who leads the team. I can really see that it’s going to be Ian because I can see his improvement every game, every practice.” LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Father of 1 remanded for illegal firearm

first_imgOne of the men arrested by Police ranks over the weekend with an illegal firearm along with ammunition was on Tuesday charged for the offences.Christopher Rogers of Lot 193 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied the charges read to him, which stated that he had a .38 revolver along with five .38 rounds of ammunition in his possession while being unlicensed for same.The prosecution is contending that on May 13, 2018, the 28-year-old man was stopped by a Police rank of the anti-patrol unit while traversing with four others in motorcar HC 4061. It was during this stop that he was found with the gun and ammo hidden in his pants crotch.As such, he along with the other occupants was arrested but he was later charged.His attorney, Dexter Todd, in his bail application questioned why only his client was charged with the offence and shut down claims that the gun and ammunition were found in Rogers’ pants.He told Magistrate Judy Latchman that the gun and ammunition were reportedly found in the car, which led the ranks to take all the occupants into custody.Todd explained that since his client had a previous incident involving a justice officer, he alone was charged with the present offences.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail being citing the prevalence and seriousness of the offence. He was nonetheless remanded to prison.last_img read more

New Years baby in Fort St. John

first_imgBaby Andrew is also welcomed to the world by his big sisters Shirly Zhang and Lisa Zhang. It took less than 8 hours for the first baby to be born in 2010 at the Fort St. John Hospital. So far this is the first new years baby in Northeastern BC.- Advertisement –center_img At 7:55am on January 1st, 2010, Andrew Zhang was born at the Fort St. John Hospital to mom Linda and dad Sheng Zhang of Fort St. John.  Andrew weighed in at 7lb, 6 oz.last_img

Santa Fe Springs’ 50th year kicks into high gear

first_imgThe month’s festivities kick-off tonight with the Miss Santa Fe Springs Pageant at 7p.m. at the Lake Center Athletic Park. They continue with a carnival beginning Friday at 5 p.m. and running through Sunday at 10p.m. The parade is Saturday at 11a.m. and will start at the Neighborhood Center on Orr & Day Road, traveling south to Florence Avenue and ending at Lake Center Athletic Park. The city’s actual birthday is Tuesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the Clarke Estate, which was built in 1919 and is located in the civic center area. May 15 was the date of the first council meeting in 1957. Councilwoman Betty Putnam, who moved to Santa Fe Springs with her husband, Marvin, in 1954, recalled how much the city has grown since that first meeting. SANTA FE SPRINGS – Although Santa Fe Springs has been celebrating its golden anniversary since January, this month is when it will hold the bulk of its events, including a parade, pageant and carnival. “We have a lot to be proud of, and we thought we’d do it up right,” Mayor Joseph Serrano said this week about this year’s reinstatement of a birthday parade. Serrano, who has lived in the city since 1952, said that the annual parade became too expensive. But, as he pointed out, 50 years usually comes along only once in a lifetime, even for a city: “It’s an important milestone.” “I remember it was nothing but noise from the oil wells and trains,” she said. “It was very country and had only four stores on Orr & Day.” Both Serrano and Putnam said they are amazed at the progession of the city. “We’re an industrial city,” Serrano said, “And the community strongly supported improvements such as the activity, community and aquatic centers.” Putnam observed that Santa Fe Springs for all its industry has a small town feel, which she attributes to the people who have lived there over the years. “It’s very close-knit,” she said of the 18,500 population. The city grows to almost just under 100,000 during the day with people coming to work. And many of those residents, Serrano said, are so looking forward to the parade that they are planning to camp out on the parade route. “It’s like the Rose Parade,” he said. Although the parade’s grand marshal is being kept a secret, the rest of the line-up has been announced and includes the USC Marching Band the Compton Sounders, the Mexican Drumming Bugle Corp – Colegio de Bachilleres, a bagpipe drum corp from the California Professional Firefighters and many floats and animals. For more information on the festivities, call (562) 863-0580, or email sfs50th@santafesprings.org sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Highway 2 closed to Northbound traffic after washout

first_imgHighway 2 Both directionsRoad reopened to southbound traffic only, 6 km south of Junction with Highway 97 North, in Dawson Creek. Road closed to northbound traffic due to Wash Out. Detour in place via 6th street. Refer to Drive BC entry # 153238. Updated on Sun Jun 23 at 10:13 am PDT. (ID# 153237)If you are in the area and have photos, please email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com- Advertisement –last_img

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S EARN ANOTHER LEAGUE WIN AFTER HARD FOUGHT OVER ARDARA

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA News:The Seniors recorded another good League victory at the weekend, defeating Ardara in O’Donnell Park by 1-08 to 0-09 with Lee McMonagle’s goal proving the decisive score.The Reserves continued their excellent start to the season, winning 3-06 to 1-05, with the goals coming from Jordan O’Dowd (2) and Eddie Blake. Both teams will travel to Kilcar this Sunday in Round 4 of the League, throw in 1.30pm and 3pm.The Junior footballers open their league campaign this Saturday, away to McCumhaill’s at 7pm.The Senior hurlers were defeated by Setanta on Sunday on a scoreline of 0-06 to 1-07 and they travel to Garvaghey this Sunday to take on Knockbridge, throw in 1pm.Well done to our Minor boys footballers who have qualified for the Northern Board League final after two excellent victories in recent days. They won their quarter final against St. Michael’s by 3-13 to 3-04 on Friday last, and their semi final against Glenswilly on Monday evening by 1-14 to 2-05.Minor Hurling training continues every Tuesday at 5pm.The Under 16 boys football team travel to Cloughaneely this Friday while the Development team hosts Termon, both games set for 7pm.The Minor Hurling team travel to Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon this Thursday evening, throw in 7pm.The U-14 hurlers had an excellent win over Buncrana, last week winning by 3-14 to 1-06. They host Letterkenny Gaels in O’Donnell Park this Thursday evening at 7pm. Under 11 boys’ football training continues on Mondays and Thursdays from 5.45pm to 7pm in O’Donnell Park.Congratulations to Aine McGettigan who captained the Donegal Minor Ladies team to victory over Down last weekend and to Naoimi McMenamin and Megan Reid who also fielded in the game. The girls recorded a 2-10 to 1-05 victory in Clonduff.The Minor Footballers recently hosted a hugely successful fitness test fundraiser at Danny Ryan Boxfit, Mountain Top. The team and management would like to thank everyone who came along to support their event and also thank Danny for the use of his excellent facilities.Cash 4 Clothes 4 Féile: Are you doing a spring clean this year? Tidying up that wardrobe and wondering where to put your old clothes? As part of our “4 for Féile” fundraising campaign we are collecting all your old clothes which we hope to turn into cash to help fund our four teams that will compete in this year’s Féile events. The boys and girls U14 Footballers will travel to the south-east (Wexford – Carlow – Wicklow) in late June for the All-Ireland Féile whilst the U14 Hurlers and Camógs will act as hosts for this year’s Ulster Féile. You can drop your black bags of old clothes to O’Donnell Park on Sundays, April 19th, 26th April & May 3rd during the Century Cinemas Sunday Morning Academy. You can also drop off on Fridays April 17th , 24th and May 1st during the Hurling and Camogie Academy between 6.30pm and 8pm.Alternatively, if anyone has stuff and needs it collected, contact Eunan O’Donnell at 087 6775637. Your support is greatly appreciated for these young sports people.The Annual St. Eunan’s G.A.A. Golf Classic will take place on Saturday 23rd May. Entry for a team of 4 is only €100 with some excellent prizes on offer. For booking, please contact James Friel on 086 8255474 or email jamesngrace@live.ie or Paul Carr on 087 2836567 or email paulcarr@macrory.ie. Alternatively, you can contact any committee member for more information.The club has been selected for the Tesco Supporting Communities initiative, whereby shoppers are given a blue token when they pass the checkout in Tesco Letterkenny. There will be 3 donation boxes in which to place your token. Please place your tokens in the St. Eunan’s G.A.A. donation box. This promotion will run over the next five weeks, at which point the club will receive a percentage of €1000 from Tesco, depending on the amount of tokens in our donation box.Please remember to support the Topaz Cash for Clubs initiative at Tobin’s Service Station or any other Topaz outlet as we now need a big push in our attempt to reach our target. Simply Stamp the St. Eunan’s card every time you refuel by €40 or more in Tobin’s.Congratulations to Rory Blaney who won €500 in the St. Eunan’s G.A.A. ‘Who will be the Master?’ U.S. Masters prediction competition. His selections, Justin Rose, Phil Mickleson and Zach Johnson finished on a combined score of 36 under par. Thanks to everyone who entered our competition, all the sellers and the businesses who took cards and sold them on the club’s behalf. Thanks also to J.P. Clarke, Rory Kavanagh and Ciaran Haran who put in a massive amount of work over the week organising and co-ordinating the competition.This week’s winning Lotto numbers were 6,10,11,18.3 people matched 3 numbers, each winning €35.Peter Blake, Convoy.Johnny McGlynn, c/o Blake’s Bar.Above sold by Adrian.Leo Donnelly, Cathedral Place.Next week’s jackpot is €1,100.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S EARN ANOTHER LEAGUE WIN AFTER HARD FOUGHT OVER ARDARA was last modified: April 15th, 2015 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:GAANoticesSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

MORE THAN 200 TAKE PART IN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgIt was a beautiful evening in Termon with perfect conditions for running. The winning time was 15:50 by Ivan Toner from Letterkenny AC.Over 200 people took part, and all participants were well refreshed with tea and sandwiches back in the Craobhin afterwards. The 15:00 minute challenge remains to be broken next year!Place Number Name Time Category Club1 15 Ivan Tower 00:15:50 SM Letterkenny A C2 96 Anthony Doherty 00:15:51 SM Letterkenny A C3 19 Roy McGilloway 00:15:54 SM Foyle Valley4 79 John McElhill 00:16:10 SM Finn Valley A C5 30 Daniel Hannigan 00:16:13 SM Letterkenny A C6 18 Pius McIntyre 00:16:25 SM Foyle Valley7 59 Darragh Crossan 00:16:30 SM Foyle Valley8 14 Terry Murphy 00:16:49 M40 Foyle Valley9 26 Raymond Birch 00:17:06 SM Letterkenny A C10 73 Paddy Ryan 00:17:10 SM Finn Valley A C11 60 Brian McCrea 00:17:15 SM Finn Valley A C12 57 Anthony Doherty 00:17:16 M40 Milford AC13 51 Gerard McGrannaghan 00:17:19 SM Letterkenny A C14 61 Paul Russell 00:17:29 SM Milford AC15 21 Sean Boyce 00:17:47 SM Milford AC16 328 Eoin Kelly 00:17:5417 12 Rodney Campbell 00:17:55 M40 Foyle Valley18 53 Zachary McGowan 00:17:56 SM City Of Derry19 82 Fionnuala Diver 00:17:57 SW Letterkenny A C20 35 Patrick Brennan 00:17:59 SM Letterkenny A C21 63 Aaron Cole 00:18:03 M40 Foyle Valley22 108 Kevin McElwaine 00:18:22 SM23 7 Padraig Friel 00:18:24 M40 Letterkenny A C24 22 Makita Burke 00:18:34 SW Letterkenny A C25 50 Monica McGrannaghan 00:18:37 SW Letterkenny A C26 344 Ben Harkin 00:18:3927 48 Martin Dunleay 00:18:47 M50 Foyle Valley28 122 Kevin McDaid 00:18:48 SM Termon29 52 Hannah McGowan 00:18:52 SM City Of Derry30 89 Neil Kelly 00:18:55 JM31 8 Paul Cosgrave 00:18:57 M50 Letterkenny A C32 38 John Hughes 00:19:05 M50 Letterkenny A C33 64 Raymond McGahey 00:19:08 M4034 348 Ruairi Dennehy 00:19:1235 34 Sinead Peoples 00:19:14 SW Letterkenny A C36 133 Anthony Grant 00:19:14 JM Termon37 116 Eoin Boyle 00:19:15 M40 Errigal Cycling38 321 Caolan Gallagher 00:19:1939 9 Francess Judge 00:19:20 W50 Letterkenny A C40 11 Barry Mackie 00:19:21 M50 Letterkenny A C41 349 Ryan McFadden 00:19:2942 99 Paul Lee 00:19:32 M40 Letterkenny A C43 101 Dereek Alcorn 00:19:33 M4044 4 James Whoriskey 00:19:34 SM Milford AC45 106 Donal Haughey 00:19:35 M60 Tír Chonaill A C46 36 Paul Sweeney 00:19:36 SM Letterkenny A C47 37 Colin O’Donnell 00:19:42 SM Letterkenny A C48 10 Seamus Gallagher 00:19:43 M60 Letterkenny A C49 49 James Donaghue 00:19:44 M40 Convoy50 104 Naoise Enright 00:19:47 M40 Letterkenny A C51 23 Maire Boyle 00:19:51 SW Letterkenny A C52 66 Franic Pinder 00:19:51 M5053 152 Joe Devine 00:20:06 M4054 6 Martin Kerr 00:20:07 M6055 135 Stephen Cunnighan 00:20:12 SM56 352 Oisin Harkin 00:20:1457 305 Cian McMenamin 00:20:1658 105 John McCafferty 00:20:18 SM59 107 Steve McElwaine 00:20:28 SM60 157 Terence Boyle 00:20:28 SM Kilcar61 81 Deirdre Diver 00:20:32 SW Letterkenny A C62 162 Therese McCafferty 00:20:38 SW63 147 Darren Murray 00:20:39 SM64 92 Keith Gordon 00:20:40 SM Shanling65 55 Sean O’Leary 00:20:43 M50 Finn Valley A C66 43 Marie Rooney 00:20:48 W50 Tír Chonaill A C67 31 Manus Peoples 00:20:51 M5068 93 John Fealty 00:20:54 M5069 389 Oisin Cassidy 00:21:0070 80 Eamon Kerr 00:21:05 M4071 20 Emma McGilloway 00:21:06 JW Foyle Valley72 165 John A Mullen 00:21:07 M4073 88 Pat Kelly 00:21:10 M5074 65 Nat Doherty 00:21:12 M40 Milford AC75 134 Liam Ferry 00:21:15 SM Run 4 Fun76 25 Richard Raymond 00:21:20 M60 Letterkenny A C77 28 Margaret Shields 00:21:28 W40 Letterkenny A C78 29 Stephen Shields 00:21:30 M40 Letterkenny A C79 76 Kilian Nulty 00:21:31 M40 24/7 Triathlon80 58 John Ferry 00:21:38 M5081 359 Conor McFadden 00:21:3982 111 Sean Sweeney 00:21:44 M5083 102 Conor Faul 00:21:47 JM 24/7 Triathlon84 72 Roisin Ni Dhuibhir 00:21:52 SW85 27 Evelyn Boyle 00:21:53 W50 Rosses A.C.86 119 Chris Carr 00:21:57 SM87 313 Niall Murray 00:22:0688 320 Chloe Sheils 00:22:1189 56 Pat Byrne 00:22:12 M50 Killybegs A C90 100 Frank McTaggart 00:22:16 M40 Milford AC91 90 Joe McLaughlin 00:22:21 SM92 40 James Doherty 00:22:25 M60 Milford AC93 163 Petra McCafferty 00:22:26 SW94 365 Conor Casey 00:22:3095 161 Seamus Sweeney 00:22:32 M4096 67 Jackie Harley 00:22:35 W50 Tír Chonaill A C97 5 Maeve McDaid 00:22:36 JW98 428 Shannon McLaughlin 00:22:3799 33 Maeve McEnhill 00:22:38 SW100 121 Kieran Murray 00:22:39 SM Milford AC101 3 Aine Uí Fhíoruisce 00:22:49 SW Milford AC102 68 Annette Sheehy 00:22:50 W40 Milford AC103 83 Thomas Cullen 00:22:51 SM104 307 Rionach McMenamin 00:22:51105 342 Jack O’Neill 00:23:05106 47 Barry Foley 00:23:07 SM107 86 Rory Kennedy 00:23:10 M50108 78 Angus Hunter 00:23:12 M50109 306 Oran McMenamin 00:23:13110 129 Patrick Durning 00:23:23 M40 Errigal Cycling111 361 Blake Boal 00:23:25112 148 Marie Mullen 00:23:26 W40113 126 Nancy McNamee 00:23:26 W50 Finn Valley A C114 128 Anne Doherty 00:23:26 W50115 164 Sean Moffitt 00:23:27 SM116 54 Caroline McNulty 00:23:34 SW Finn Valley A C117 17 Brian Gallagher 00:23:35 M60118 77 Mark Russell 00:23:41 SW119 355 Patrick Fegan 00:23:42120 351 Cormac Gallagher 00:23:43121 382 Nathan Grant 00:23:44122 39 Paddy Toye 00:23:45 M40123 75 Noelle Doherty/Ryan 00:23:57 SW124 74 Liam Doherty 00:23:58 M40125 366 Eoghan McElwaine 00:23:59126 146 John McElwaine 00:24:04 M40127 1 Paul Gallagher 00:24:06 M40128 378 Evan Coleman 00:24:15129 127 Chris McNulty 00:24:20 SM130 13 Dessie McCourt 00:24:22 M40 Foyle Valley131 387 Emmet McGettigan 00:24:23132 42 Noel McBride 00:24:29 M50133 149 Orla Blades 00:24:29 JW134 159 Sean McAuliffe 00:24:31 M40 24/7 Triathlon135 32 Michelle Ferguson 00:24:37 SW136 143 Oisin Kelly 00:24:38 SM137 71 Michael Gibbon 00:24:50 M40 Run 4 Fun138 87 Noel Heekin 00:24:51 SM139 44 Gerry Burke 00:24:52 M50140 45 Nigel Keonn 00:25:00 M40141 110 Barry Tinney 00:25:06 M40142 85 Charlie McSurley 00:25:13 M40 Letterkenny A C143 145 Gloria Donnaghey 00:25:17 W50 Finn Valley A C144 132 Paula McCusker 00:25:20 JW Termon145 304 Steve McDaid 00:25:29146 319 John McCallig 00:25:31147 150 Emily Oflynn 00:25:32 JW148 62 Rosemary Russell 00:25:34 W40149 136 Hannah McSharry 00:25:34 JW150 160 Eileen Morning 00:25:50 W40 Shanling151 115 Paul Bucanan 00:25:57 M40152 2 Sinead Thornton 00:26:02 W40 Milford AC153 154 Kieran Black 00:26:20 JM154 325 Peter Russell 00:26:30155 112 Bernie O’Donnell 00:26:34 W40 Milford AC156 91 Kim Nugent 00:26:37 SW157 46 Billy Broderick 00:27:02 M50 Killybegs A C158 109 Anne Marie Stewart 00:27:24 SW159 70 Noreen Pinder 00:27:44 W40160 118 Susie Bogan 00:27:58 SW161 113 Josie Gallagher 00:28:14 W40162 131 Andrea McGettigan 00:28:18 SW 24/7 Triathlon163 153 Kieran Kelly 00:28:54 SM164 329 Eileen Pinder 00:28:55165 103 Amanda Faul 00:28:56 W40166 97 Amanda Toland 00:29:13 SW167 331 Eoin Watson 00:29:14168 337 Adam McElwaine 00:29:22169 130 Bridie Devenney 00:29:25 SW 24/7 Triathlon170 373 Dianne McMahon 00:29:34171 330 Frankie Pinder 00:29:55172 125 Grainne Doherty 00:30:04 W40173 144 Ailbhe Dunne 00:30:08 W40 24/7 Triathlon174 422 Eamon Diver 00:30:16175 123 Maureen Gallagher 00:30:22 W40 Termon176 151 Annette Toye 00:30:35 W40177 94 Noreen Fegan 00:30:56 W40178 120 Fiona McConnell 00:30:58 W40179 333 Oisin McGroarty 00:31:08180 95 Linda McGroarty 00:31:09 SW181 41 Ann Doherty 00:31:12 W60 Milford AC182 141 Desmond Brownliy 00:31:34 M60 Lagan Valley183 339 Ronan Burke 00:31:44184 314 Rebecca Murray 00:31:46185 117 Kathleen McCourt 00:31:53 W40186 69 Darina Nugent 00:32:04 SW187 367 Seanan Boyle 00:33:06188 309 Eithne Duggan 00:33:43189 310 Roisin Duggan 00:33:45190 315 Shane Murray 00:33:50191 303 David Lyons 00:33:52192 24 Patricia Murray 00:33:57 SW Milford AC193 124 Ann Doherty 00:34:06 W40194 84 Edel McDermott 00:34:26 W40195 332 Jack McDermott 00:34:26196 420 Ryan Moffitt 00:34:36197 301 Dermot Lyons 00:34:46198 374 Dan O’Connell 00:35:12199 385 Ciaran Casidy 00:36:08200 386 Cormac Brady 00:36:09MORE THAN 200 TAKE PART IN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: June 28th, 2016 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 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NHRA’s Big Go is on

first_img It’s about winning The Big Go, as the sport’s old guard refers to the event. Taking home the U.S. Nationals title to a drag racer is akin to winning the Daytona 500 for a stock car driver or the Indianapolis 500 for an open-wheel racer. “Everybody every year talks about how your career isn’t complete without a win at Indy,” Funny Car driver Ron Capps said. “And that is definitely true. It’s the race to win if you were to win one race. The race in Top Fuel dragster is just as competitive. Doug Kalitta is four points ahead of Tony Schumacher and 234 in front of Brandon Bernstein in fifth. Three drivers have swapped first place four times. Greg Anderson, Driver of the Year in 2004, leads Pro Stock by 33 points over Warren Johnson, who is on his farewell tour. Anderson, Johnson, Dave Connolly and Allen Johnson have exchanged the lead 10 times this year. What’s it all mean? NHRA is headed for its greatest mass finish in recent years, and it all starts at the U.S. Nationals. Louis Brewster covers motor sports. His notebook appears Thursday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935 or louis.brewster@sbsun.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lost among all the attention given the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Chase for the Championship and Sunday’s Sony HD 500 at California Speedway is the biggest drag racing event of the season. The U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park is the most prestigious event on the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series. There is more than $2 million at stake in the six-day event – sportsmen started time trials on Wednesday, and the pros go Friday – but it’s about more than money. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “When you look down at the list of winners, it’s all the guys who were my heroes growing up. It’s all the guys who made their place in history.” The U.S. Nationals also mark the end of a grueling summer schedule and the start of the home stretch. After Indy, only four national events remain before the season closes Nov. 6 with the NHRA Auto Club Finals at Pomona Raceway at Fairplex. And it has been quite a season. Unlike some past campaigns when those ahead in the points race shifted into cruise toward Pomona, the intensity level is extremely high. “Nobody can break away and get the clean air and get away from everybody,” said Gary Scelzi, one of a group of five Funny Car drivers within 71 points of the lead. “There’s no dominating anywhere.” Especially in Funny Car. Rookie Robert Hight is the last of five drivers who have exchanged the points lead six times through the first 17 events. He is 30 points ahead of Capps and leads Scelzi by 35, margins of less than two rounds of competition. And not only is Hight being chased by drivers employed by Don Schumacher and Don Prudhomme, respectively, but also by a pair of teammates as well. Father-in-law John Force is fourth and Eric Medlin is fifth, both driving Mustangs similar to Hight’s. last_img read more