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Hasler backs Jackson to shine as Bulldogs captain

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first_imgJackson was one of Hasler’s biggest supporters and the text he received from the former coach after being named as James Graham’s successor as captain only added to the emotion of a special moment for the 27-year-old.”He sent me a text after they announced the captaincy which is something I really appreciated,” Jackson said.”I will always have a lot of time for Des. He gave me my first opportunity. I grew a lot as a player and as a person under him. He’s someone that I respect a lot.”It meant a lot to me for him to send me that message. I’ll never forget the contribution he has made to my career but also the influence he has had on me as an individual.”Hasler hasn’t surfaced since his departure from Belmore, however when asked by NRL.com to comment on Jackson before his first game as skipper in Perth on Saturday, the wily coach didn’t hesitate.It speaks volumes of the respect the pair have for each other and the strength of their relationship, with Hasler admitting there was only one applicant at the club ready to fill the shoes of Graham.”Josh was never a hard decision. He was always going to be captain,” Hasler told NRL.com.”I think one of the most important and strongest things for captaincy and leadership is integrity, and he’s got bucketloads of it. It was never going to be a hard decision. That’s his greatest attribute, integrity.”It’s a great attribute, as well as being a good footballer. Those other parts are vital for the role he’s going to fill and he’ll do a great job at it. That’s why he’s the captain, because integrity is a strong part of captaincy.”You’d be hard pressed finding anyone to argue with Dean Pay’s decision.Jackson has always let his actions do the talking, and even during the club’s under-performing season in 2017, he never wavered in his desire and commitment to the cause.The reality is, Jackson never wanted Hasler to leave. He believed in the coach.But it wasn’t until Jackson saw the impact of a fresh change did he realise how much the club needed to go in a different direction in 2018.”I have always got along well with Des and liked his training methods,” Jackson said.”I was fine with all that. I will never bag him. We were working really hard off the field last year, but the harder we worked the worse it got for us I feel. But I guess until you get something new, you don’t really appreciate that you needed a change. That’s come in the form of Deano.”He’s pretty laid back personality – that’s not to say he’s not intense on the field because we’ve been training really hard. But he just gives us something different. Our routine and the way we go about training and doing things differently. Everyone is very excited around the place.”Facing the premiers, the Melbourne Storm, is a fair baptism of fire, but the backrower isn’t planning anything special before he leads his teammates onto Perth’s new state-of-the-art stadium.”Despite what everyone says, I don’t say nothing,” Jackson joked.”I will always have something to say before a game. It will just be something similar to what I always say. There won’t be any inspirational type speech. I just want to be someone that leads by example. Someone that sets the standard.”If you want people to do things a certain way, you have to show them how to do it. That’s how you get respect. Saying you’re going to do something and actually doing it.”Graham said his successor at the Dogs had been his right-hand man for some time.”Josh Jackson has been a leader around there for so, so long now and helped me immensely in my time as captain there,” the St George Illawarra Dragons recruit said.”Some of the things he does on a rugby league field are really, really inspiring. Some things that I’ve watched first hand in his game you don’t see from many. I think he’s going to really, really take the role on well. It’s going to be successful for him.”One man on the opposition team on Saturday who knows just how far Jackson has come is Ryan Hoffman, who was in starting side for NSW when Jackson made his Origin debut in 2015.”He was certainly, I felt, the captain in waiting at the Bulldogs so it wasn’t a matter if, it was a matter of when before he got the captaincy because he had that leadership potential all over himself,” Hoffman said.”And to be honest, if it wasn’t for such a fantastic leader like Boyd Cordner, he probably would be captain of NSW as well.”last_img read more

Arellano blasts Lyceum for 5th straight win

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first_imgRomanban and Monica Sevilla had eight points apiece to lead the Lady Pirates (1-4).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – Arellano University Lady Chiefs celebrate a point against the JRU Lady Bombers in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University stayed perfect in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after a masterful win over Lyceum, 25-16, 25-17, 25-11, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Chiefs improved to a league-leading record of 5-0, with second seed San Beda at 4-0, and head coach Obet Javier was very much pleased with how his team followed the game plan.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “I told them that if they can finish the game quickly while not acting too rash then do it, if they can build a lead and run away with it then do it,” said Javier in Filipino. “Our best set was the third because they did what I told them to do.”Arellano was well ahead late in the third set, 19-7, before the Lady Pirates scored on a couple of lucky breaks that cut the lead to 19-9.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 folkThe Lady Chiefs then, scored five straight points before substitute Glydel Liu, who only played in the third set, finished the match with a well-placed kill.Arellano had four players in double-digit scoring with Necole Ebuen putting up 11 points while Mary Esguerra, Andrea Marzan, and Regine Arocha each having 10 points. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Miocic sets UFC heavyweight record, beats Ngannou to retain title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READlast_img read more

Lee, Hotshots wary of Beermen’s retaliation

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first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDays before the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, Paul Lee had questions about Magnolia’s ability to topple the mighty San Miguel.But after the Hotshots’ amazing comeback from 20-points down and pull off the 105-103 Game 1 win on Friday, that doubts are slowly fading away.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The fact still isn’t lost on Lee that though the Hotshots took Game 1, they are still the underdogs in this series and they need to be in a position to compete every game.“We know that we’re the underdogs, so we just play through it,” he said. “We just need to give ourselves a chance to win. We tried to do this in this game, and in the end, we got the breaks. That’s huge for us moving forward.”Game 2 of the Magnolia-San Miguel series continues on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “It’s a big confidence boost that we won against them,” said Lee, who poured four points, eight rebounds, five assists in the victory.The Star guard, though, said that Magnolia shouldn’t feel complacent despite proving that it can win against the Beermen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“You can’t feel complacent against San Miguel. Whatever you say, they’re three-peat champions in the all-Filipino Cup and they know how to bounce back,” said Lee, who is well aware of San Miguel’s capability to crawl from big deficits.“They have proven that they can fight back from a 0-3 deficit. What more for just a 1-0 lead? So we just have to keep on pounding every game. If there’s a chance, why not?,” he said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Turnover-prone Fajardo takes blame for SMB’s Game 1 losslast_img read more

Lions face tough title defense

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first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 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 MOST READ Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon and AC Soberano are all returning for another tour of duty for the Lions, who won a 10th title in 12 years last season.“Of course, the expectation is to always win [the championship],” said Fernandez during the press conference launching the league’s new season at MoA Arena on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“But it’s going to be tough because all of the teams improved this year. Lyceum has the same lineup as last year, Letran has been improving a lot and you don’t count out Perpetual. Coach Frankie (Lim) is there it will be a different team. St. Benilde has gotten better.”The Pirates, who swept the elimination round before losing to the Lions in the Finals in two games, will be armed with more experience following championship runs in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League and the PBA D-League. As PBA resumes, Beermen make last push out of playoff disadvantage Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees “We’re all about continuing what we’ve started last season,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson.“We want to build on our vision and take our basketball to the next level. We don’t want to be just one and done. There’s so much we can improve on.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan San Beda is expected to encounter stiff resistance in its bid for a third straight crown with Lyceum and Letran expected to give the Red Lions all that they can handle when NCAA Season 94 rolls off on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez has kept the core of their championship-winning squad, while adding more height to their frontline with Nigerian Eugene Toba, who was selected ahead of Cameroonian Arnauld Noah as the second foreign player with Donald Tankoua.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

How Did Judge James Zotaa Die?

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first_imgAfter being reportedly denied a visa to enter the United States of America (USA) for further medical treatment, on Friday, January 31, the Supreme Court broke the news about the death of Judge James Zotaa.He was said to have died in India, according to the High Court.His remains will arrive back in the country shortly.He was the Resident Judge of Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice.The late Cllr. Zotaa served as a Judge throughout the length and breadth of Liberia. He was also a Judge whom many lawyers described as “fearless.”He was the Judge who presided over the case involving three radio stations accused of spreading hate messages in the country during the 2011 General and Presidential elections. After hearing the case, he declared the stations not guilty of the charges levied against them by the government. In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer, on Monday, February 3, at the Temple of Justice,   the Clerk of Criminal Court ‘A’, Sam Manubu, explained that before Judge Zotaa’s death, he was denied an entry visa for medical treatment by the US government.The reason, he said, was because the deceased failed to mention who made his referral for treatment in the US.“Judge Zotaa wrote the US Embassy asking for a visa for further medical treatment; to his disbelief he was denied,” Manubu explained in tears.According to them, he did not name any institution or individual that was referring him for the treatment.Before that, the Criminal Court Clerk said, he was advised by medical doctors at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County, to seek medical treatment in the US.Apparently, these are some of the reasons that caused his death.Judge Zotaa fell ill between 2012 and 2013, after several medical treatments he was flown to Ghana.After he returned from Ghana, Manubu said Judge Zotaa wrote the Supreme Court seeking reassignment.That request was accepted and he was assigned to his residential court (Criminal Court ‘A’).Based on his improved health, the High Court assigned him to   Grand Gedeh County.Unfortunately, his condition subsequently deteriorated and he was forced to abandon his assignment without completing the court term that year.It was then he decided to go for medical treatment in India, following advice from doctors in Tappita. The details and circumstances of his death are unclear.Judge Zotaa first served as a Resident Judge in Nimba County, in the 1990s, under the National Patriotic Reconstruction Assembly Government (NPRAG), under former President Charles G. Taylor.He was later appointed as Foreign Minister by that government.With his passion for the legal profession, Cllr. Zotaa moved to Monrovia. Between 2004 and 2005 he was appointed as Resident Judge of Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice, the position he held until his death.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Students given chance to be lab assistant

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first_imgNorthern Health is offering students an opportunity to get hands-on experience in a medical lab. School District #60 students are being invited to join the Fort St. John Medical Laboratory during its celebration of National Medical Laboratory Week, with its first ever “Laboratory Professional for a Day” essay contest.- Advertisement -Students from grades three through twelve are invited to submit a 200-400 word essay explaining why they would like to be lab professionals for a day. They can also write about a time when a lab test made a difference in their health or the health of someone they know.Three winners will be selected, one from grades three to six, one from grades seven to nine and one from grades ten to twelve. Winners from each category will receive the opportunity to spend four hours in the Fort St. John Hospital lab, where they will learn about testing procedures and collecting lab samples.National Medical Laboratory week takes place from April 26-29. This year’s theme, “You Know Because We Are Here” will focus on people being able to find out if there is something wrong with their health, with the help of medical laboratory professionals.Students’ essays can be dropped off at the Fort St. John Hospital Lab reception desk or be submitted to fjnlabcontest@northernhealth.ca by May 6, 2011.Advertisementlast_img read more

Troop surge debate rages

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first_imgSouthern California lawmakers split along party lines Tuesday as Congress opened debate on the Iraq War and a Democratic resolution opposing President Bush’s plan to add more 21,500 troops to the effort. But many local families most closely touched by the war said they are torn over the proposed troop increase and what Congress’ response should be. “If the troops get extra help, great,” said Carolyn Steinbacher of La Crescenta, whose 22-year-old son, Nicholas, an Army specialist, was killed last December by a roadside bomb in Iraq. But, Steinbacher added, “If you send more troops, you put families in the situation that I’m in – the loss of a child. We’re caught between the fire and the frying pan.” Local lawmakers came down strongly along party lines, with Republicans accusing their political rivals of sending a disheartening message and offering no alternative. A vote on the resolution is expected by the end of the week. “The impact that it has on troops is a great concern,” said Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks. “Is there not a contradiction when you say, `We support our troops’ and the way we support them in the next breath is not to give them reinforcement?” Added Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora: “It tries to shroud their lack of support in our troops with platitudes. You cannot claim to support our troops without supporting their mission.” While some Republicans expressed support for the troop increase, other GOP lawmakers avoided the topic altogether and instead focused on attacking the resolution as harmful to morale. “\ some serious doubts about the military strategy, but this resolution is silliness,” said James Geoffrey, a spokesman for Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita. “You’re sending troops into battle with one house of the Congress saying, `We support you, we just don’t support what you’re doing.’ That’s not helpful.” Democrats, meanwhile, stood their ground in opposition. “I’m going to strongly support the House resolution,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, who voted in favor of the 2003 invasion but feels that increasing troop levels is the wrong direction. “The Shiites and the Sunnis are going to have to decide that they want to live together in the same nation, and if they don’t, no amount of American military force is going to persuade them otherwise,” Schiff added. Schiff dismissed GOP statements that Democrats have no alternative, and said his party is calling for stepped-up diplomatic efforts and a military draw-down. “I think they would like to posit if you don’t agree with escalation, there’s no alternative. That’s not the case,” Schiff said. Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, held up photographs of soldiers from her district who had been killed in Iraq. “The president’s proposal to escalate ignores the real needs of our troops,” she said. Rep. Linda S nchez, D-Cerritos, called the resolution “the clearest and most nonpartisan” she had seen in Congress related to Iraq. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, also plan to support it, a spokesman said. Schiff said he does not believe that troops in Iraq see the resolution as an abandonment of U.S. support. “The troops are very sophisticated about what’s going on back home. Many of them also have mixed feelings about the direction of the war, just as the American public does,” he said. But Ed Blecksmith of San Marino, whose 22-year-old son J.P. – a U.S. Marine – died in Iraq during the 2004 battle of Fallujah, said he is convinced the resolution undermines troop morale and the cause behind his son’s death. “I don’t like what Congress is doing. They’re playing rather frivolously with the lives of our troops over there,” Blecksmith said. “If we pull out now, then J.P. will have died in vain.” On the other hand, some war protesters say Congress isn’t going far enough. Monica Carrasco, a member of the Foothills Peace Coalition – some of whose members were kicked out of Dreier’s office during a Tuesday protest – criticized the “non-binding resolution” being debated. “Just the word `non-binding’ right there tells us that the Democrats are missing their backbone,” Carrasco said. “We want to see concrete, direct change, and these little gestures are not enough.” Staff Writer Alison Hewitt contributed to this story. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam left with mixed emotions after stunner in Chelsea defeat

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first_imgStoke midfielder Charlie Adam admitted he had mixed emotions after scoring the best goal of his career only to ultimately end up on the losing side at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.The Ex-Liverpool and Blackpool player netted one of the most memorable goals since the Premier League’s induction in 1992 by lobbing Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from inside his own half.Adam’s stunner brought the scores level, but the Blues snatched a second half winner through Loic Remy to ensure a 2-1 win, and the Scottish international was reflective following his side’s third successive defeat.“Of course [when asked if it was the best goal of his career]. It’s an incredible strike, it’s a nice goal to score but the important thing for us is winning the game.”“On an individual level it’s great, but on a team performance it was ok and there’s a lot that we can improve on for next week.”Mark Hughes’ team face West Ham next week with both sides on 42 points in relative mid-table obscurity, and Adam thinks the Hammers will pose a stern test.“It’s going to be a tough game. They’re in and around us as well. If we can win that will keep us in the top 10, a few points ahead of them and hopefully we can do that with two homes games to come,” said the 29-year-old. Charlie Adam 1last_img read more

Fannie Mae replacing chairman of board’s audit committee

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first_imgWASHINGTON – Mortgage giant Fannie Mae said Friday that it was replacing the chairman of its board’s audit committee, a key position as the company struggles to emerge from an $11 billion accounting scandal. The announcement by Fannie Mae that the board had named accounting professor Dennis Beresford to replace audit committee chairman Thomas Gerrity came a few days before federal regulators are scheduled to release a major report on their extensive examination of the government-sponsored company. The report due out Tuesday is widely expected to be sharply critical of Washington-based Fannie Mae, and the role of its board of directors in the accounting debacle is expected to be touched on. Gerrity also will step down as a director, the company said. The regulators, in the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, in September 2004 accused Fannie Mae of serious accounting problems and earnings manipulation to meet Wall Street targets. The Securities and Exchange Commission subsequently ordered the company to restate earnings back to 2001 – a correction expected to reach an estimated $11 billion. The Justice Department is pursuing a criminal investigation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsFannie Mae, which finances or guarantees one of every five home loans in the United States, disclosed earlier this month that its government-ordered review had turned up additional accounting errors. The company hasn’t filed an earnings report since late 2004. In its announcement Friday, Fannie Mae said it was Gerrity’s decision to relinquish at this time the position he has held since 1999 as head of the audit panel. “Over the past two years, Tom has indicated that, … following the board’s corporate governance policies, this is the right moment to step down and allow the board to bring on new leadership talent and energy to guide the audit committee forward,” Fannie Mae Chairman Stephen Ashley said in a statement. “We accept his choice and decision.” Gerrity, a former dean of the Wharton business school at the University of Pennsylvania, joined the Fannie Mae board in 1991. He also previously was the president of CSC Consulting, a vice president of Computer Sciences Corp., and chairman and CEO of Index Group Inc. Beresford, a former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, teaches accounting at the University of Georgia in Athens. He also heads the audit committees at Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Legg Mason Inc. A company-ordered report released in February detailed a breakdown in financial controls and found an arrogant corporate culture at Fannie Mae. It said the company’s former finance chief and controller share responsibility for the accounting failures. Fannie Mae and its smaller rival Freddie Mac were created by Congress to pump money into the $8 trillion home-mortgage market to keep interest rates low. They buy and guarantee repayment of billions of dollars of home loans each year from banks and other lenders, then bunch them together into securities that are resold to investors worldwide.160Want 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

NORTH WEST GOLFING ALLIANCE AT PORTSALON: RESULTS & NOTES

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first_imgNorth Western Golfing Alliance Played at Portsalon Golf club on Saturday  5th February 2011  Par 72 S.S.S 721st Nett     Johnny Harding (3) North West G.C.  69 2ND Nett    Keith Shiels (8) Letterkenny G.C.         713RD Nett     Eamonn Davis (10) Letterkenny G.C. 724TH Nett      Hugh Doherty (21) Letterkenny G.C.  73 B.O.T.5TH Nett      Keith Lapsley (5)Dunfanaghy G.C.       73 6TH Nett Eamonn McGlinchey (8) Letterkenny G.C. 741ST Gross Noel Callan (scr)        Faughan Valley  G.C.            762nd Gross Keelan Quigg (2)     City of Derry  G.C.                 77 B.O.T.3rd Gross Justin MacLochlainn (2) North West G.C .           774TH Gross Cathal Patton (4)          Strabane G.C.                 78 B.O.T. 5th Gross Sean Forbes (4)             Strabane G.C.                 786TH Kieran Doherty (6)              Strabane G.C.                        80Johnny Harding had a hole in one at the par 3 10th 142 Metres .He used a 6 iron.2’S were got by C.Doherty,S.Harris,D.McLaughlin,M.Houston,E.Corry,M.Davis and K.Lapsley had two.As  J.Harding had a hole in one he takes half of the balls and those with 2’s will receive 2 balls each. The Alliance finally got a competition played after 4 cancellations because of the inclement weather .After the gales and rain of the last week Saturday turned out to be quite mild apart from one shower. Most of the golfers showed how rusty their games are with just two breaking par.The course as ever was in excellent condition.A  fitting tribute to Johnny Shields ,head Green keeper and his staff .What a competition Johnny Harding had .He has joined North West Golf Club after being a member of City of Derry for 21 years. He just fancied a change and what a change he has got .His 69 nett won the nett by 2 strokes and his score was also the best Gross He topped all that with a  hole in one, with a 6 iron on the par 3 10th all of 142 metres .When he had got to the 10th he was 3 over having had an indifferent start being 3 over after 5 holes. He birdied the 8th the par 5 only to give the shot back to the course again at the 9th.How his ace at the 10th lifted him he parred the next 4 holes dropped a shot at the 15th birdied both  the 16th and 17th and finished with a par so from 3 over after the first 9 he was 3 under for the back 9 This gave him a very comfortable victory at level par Gross.Noel Callan free from golf teaching duties for the day won the Gross. He was 4 over for the first nine and level for his back nine in fact it was a perfect 9, he hit all greens in regulation and he parred every hole.The runner up  in the Gross was Keelan Quigg, he too was 4 over on the front nine and a bogey on the 12th and  8 pars saw him finish a shot back on 77.The 2nd Nett was Keith Shiels who was the only other player to finish under par .He had a very steady round with a mixture of 9 pars, 8 bogies and 1 birdie.In the golfer of the year in the Nett Keith Shiels is on 16, Eamonn McGlinchy 13, Kieran Doherty 12 and Eddie McHugh also 12 all Letterkenny except Kieran who is a member of Strabane.In the Gross Justin MacLochlain, North West is on 20 followed by Michael McGeady, the tour professional also on 20 and Justin McIntyre from City of Derry is third on 18.Next Competition at Ballyliffin G.C. on Saturday 12th February 2011.NORTH WEST GOLFING ALLIANCE AT PORTSALON: RESULTS & NOTES was last modified: February 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more