The fullback, who made his Kangaroos debut last year, debuted for the Sharks as an 18-year-old in 2014 and has scored 38 tries in 57 games for the club.”It’s very exciting and good I was able to get it done before the start of the season,” Holmes said.”We’re trying to keep the same team that won the premiership together, it’s a great bunch of guys, there are some good young blokes coming through and I’m really happy with the way we are going.”As for playing fullback, I can’t wait to play there.”
ARCADIA, California (AP): Iliad won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by 31/2 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Iliad ran seven furlongs in 1:21.62 in the Grade 2 event. The 3-year-old horse had been idle since winning his first career race on December 18. Prat was subbing for Rafael Bejarano, who was excused from riding after an accident in last Saturday’s final race. Iliad was trained by Bob Baffert in his first two starts before Doug O’Neill took over. The victory, worth $120,000, increased Iliad’s career earnings to $147,345, with two wins in three starts. “He’s a really nice horse, he has a lot of class,” said O’Neill, who began training for Shah in late December. Owner Kaleem Shah said Iliad would be pointed toward the San Felipe Stakes on March 11 and possibly the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8.
The Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue came alive from Friday evening, and Guyanese boxers got their opportunity to take their competitive experience a step higher as they faced off with their boxing counterparts from around the Caribbean; namely: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and St. Lucia.Out cold! Richard Howard celebrates knocking out his Trinidadian opponentParticipating in the annual Schoolboys and Juniors’ championships which was initiated by the Guyana Boxing Association just three years ago, both males and females took to the ring over the weekend to see who would reign supreme.With the finals of the crucial events going down on Sunday night, the young boxers fought to the death to cop gold with an exhibition of adult boxing styles. In what was the most thrilling matchup of the evening, Light Fly junior boxer Richard Howard showcased exemplary boxing skills against Trinidadian Abdul Taylor when they met in the finals of their category. Howard connected punch after punch with the body of Taylor, tiring him out by the second round. To put icing on the case, Howard fired a sharp uppercut, sinking Taylor minutes before their bout was completed.The young man’s overall great weekend and exciting knockout landed him the best junior boxer title.Another shining performance came from Aleshia Jackman, who handed her Trinidadian opponent, Alicia King, a near fall within two rounds. The young woman took home the best schoolgirl prize, along with her gold medal in the bantamweight class.Adjudged best Junior female boxer, Jamaica’s Britney McFarlaneMany of the supporters at the weekend’s events were impressed with the quality of the overall tournament. As such, several of the visiting coaches have expressed their satisfaction with the level of competition, and have proffered their gratitude to the Guyana Boxing Association.“This is a wonderful programme, and I must say thanks to the president of the Guyana Boxing Association. A programme like this will bring many Caribbean champions, and with this you will find that countries from all across the Caribbean developing their youths. Cause without a programme like this, there wouldn’t be any exposure at all,” Jamaican Coach Gilbert Valdz proudly stated.In similar fashion, Trinidadian Coach Jason Aqui shared almost the same sentiments, stating, “This what ya’ll are hosting is doing well for the Caribbean and the development of our young boxers. We have some young talent coming up, and tournaments like this, they need it.”The successful coach even went on to posit that CARICOM could look into initiating such a competition. “Sport is a way out for many youths, and I think they (CARICOM) should get behind this and support it 100 percent,” he opined.Among the Trinidadian top performers were Blessings Waldropt, who copped gold in the Lightweight category, and Faith Ramnauth, who also secured a gold medal in the Fly category. Jamaican Britney McFarlane was adjudged the best junior female boxer, while Mark Crawford walked away with the title of the best schoolboy in the tournament.
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“I’m coming back to a club I hugely respect and to the city of Milan I love,” he said.“I’ll fight together with my teammates to change the course of this season. I will do everything to make it happen.”Ibrahimovic knows the game in Italy, having played for three different Italian clubs.He first joined Juventus in 2004, moving on to Inter Milan after the match-fixing scandal in 2006, then arriving at AC Milan in 2010 on loan before making the move permanent.In 85 games for AC Milan over two seasons, Ibrahimovic scored 56 goals.One of the most successful clubs in the world, AC Milan are 11th in the league just seven points above relegation.The club have come up short in their attacking options with just 16 goals in 17 games.Ibrahimovic left Los Angeles Galaxy last month after a two-year stay and 52 goals in 56 games, leaving him free to sign with another club.Milan must hope that showy Swede, never far from the headlines, will bring some punch and a winning mentality to the locker room.Zlatan Ibrahimovic bowed out for Sweden as captain at Euro 2016 © AFP/File / EMMANUEL DUNANDThe son of a Bosnian and a Croatian, Ibrahimovic grew up in Rosengard, a tough working class neighbourhood of Malmo, Sweden.Among young people with immigrant backgrounds, Ibrahimovic has become even more of a symbol, as have his cocky attitude, individualism and zealous ambition.But he has fallen out of favour in his hometown where a bronze statue unveiled in his honour in Malmo in October has been vandalised by fans angry that he has bought shares in a club in Stockholm.– ‘Fascinating character’ –Ibrahimovic had turned out for many of Europe’s top teams, such as Amsterdam’s Ajax, AC Milan, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, before he signed for US team LA Galaxy in 2018.In his second autobiography entitled “Football is me,” published in 2018 he claims to have changed the history of his sport.“Now go back to baseball,” he told his supporters at the Los Angeles Galaxy, where he was, between 2018 and 2019, the best player in the North American Championship.“I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you LA Galaxy for making me feel alive again.”During his time at PSG he promised to stay “if they replace the Eiffel Tower with (his) statue”.“I arrived like a king, I’m leaving like a legend,” he said after he left the French club.He proved in California that he still had legs after injuries precipitated his departure from Manchester United in 2017.“Lions do not recover like humans,” he said.But Ibrahimovic’s strength is that he has the talent to back up his verbal jibes.He delighted fans with his “kung fu” goals, his outrageous overhead goal against England in 2012, or the slalom in 2004 with Ajax, dribbling past six players to beat the goalkeeper, which launched his career.At PSG, he became the best scorer in the club’s history, with 156 goals in 180 games, before being overtaken by Edinson Cavani.He was twice top Serie A scorer, in 2009 with Inter and in 2012 with AC Milan, he also has the record for the Swedish national team with 62 goals.His first year with Manchester United was a success, with 28 goals in 46 games, before he was sidelined with a his knee ligament tear before leaving Europe in March 2018.But he remains and exemplary professional, as Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti found.In his book, “My Coaching Secrets”, Ancelotti said he had been told the Swede was “a difficult player to manage”.But he discovered at PSG a player “very available and professional, always focused on his work.”“His fascinating character and extraordinary consistency in training have always been examples for his teammates,” added the Italian.Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also a hit with Inter Milan © AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACEAt the age when most players are on the decline, the Swede is trying to stretch an already rich career.France’s Thierry Henry and England’s David Beckham returned to Europe at the end of their careers, after an exile across the Atlantic, but without regaining their luster.Succeeding where these stars have failed is a challenge the size of the Swede.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to AC Milan after seven years. © AFP/File / Giuseppe CACACEMILAN, Italy, Dec 28 – Same look, same impressive build and same oversized ego: Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to AC Milan for a final challenge seeking to prove that he remains the superstar he claims to be.The 38-year-old Swedish striker signed a six-month contract with the struggling Italian giants on Friday vowing to help rescue their season.
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has told Jeff Reine-Adelaide he is at the best club to develop his career.The 17-year-old moved to the Emirates in the summer from French club Lens and has already caught the eye after some impressive displays in pre-season.TALENT SPOTTER: ARSENAL STARLET HAS ‘FANTASTIC POTENTIAL’A host of sides, including Barcelona and Manchester United, were chasing the Frenchman before he elected to join Arsenal.But Walcott believes the winger made the right choice in choosing to work under Arsene Wenger.“He’s still got a lot to learn but he’s at the best club to do that with the best manager as well,” Walcott told Arsenal Player.“He’s definitely got some skills and he’s very talented, I’ve got to admit. For 17 he’s confident on the ball and he wants to express himself as well, which is important.“It’s always nice to see a young player not be shy on the ball. Even if he makes a mistake he wants it again, which is a good sign.“Getting that assist at the weekend just shows he’s got that touch in the final third where it matters most, and he’s got a good physical presence about him.“The most important thing is not to put too much pressure on the young guy’s shoulders.” Arsenal forward Theo Walcott 1
ADVERTISING FEATUREThe story behind Letterkenny’s Pinehill Business Park is as heartwarming as it is inspiring. On the surface it may appear to be merely a collection of businesses on the edge of Donegal’s biggest town.But scratch the surface and what emerges is a family’s struggle against all the odds.The origins of Pinehill Business Park at Mountain Top, which houses some of Donegal’s most recognised businesses, began almost 50 years ago.That’s when founder George Boal set about taking a gamble that would prove to be a decision on which the rest of his life would revolve. Boal, who had returned to Letterkenny with his wife Betty (nee Spratt) after working for a time in Scotland, set about beginning a new life.The couple bought a ten acre site for the princely sum of £45 and moved into a caravan on the site before building a house close by.George soon set up a business making pre-cast concrete sills and kerbing and business began to flourish.At the same time George also noticed large delivery trucks having trouble parking on the town’s Main Street and saw storage space could be a profitable business.Today that storage space is home to no less than 44 units of some of Donegal’s most recognised and respected businesses including Letterkenny Tool Hire, Restex Bed and Bedroom Furniture and Carpet Interiors.Situated just a mile from the heart of Letterkenny’s town centre, the business park has proven to be the perfect location for many businesses to follow their dreams and flourish. And businesses which have found a working unit at Pinehill have also found a home – just like George and Betty Boal did 50 years ago.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyLETTERKENNY’S PINEHILL BUSINESS PARK STILL ‘BOAL-ING’ THEM OVER AFTER 50 YEARS! was last modified: January 6th, 2012 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:Pinehill Business Park
Geraldine McLaughlin:DONEGAL Ladies star Geraldine McLaughlin had to be substituted during a club championship clash today.The Termon player rolled around the ground in pain at O’Donnell Park after falling over during the match against St Eunan’s.The teams were playing in the county senior championship semi-final which Termon won comfortably. The visitors were well ahead when McLaughlin went over and appeared to have suffered a serious knee injury.She had to hobble off the pitch.Donegal play Armagh in their All-Ireland quarter final in Clones in 13 days time and county manager Davy McLaughlin will be hoping McLaughlin recovers in time for the game.The star county forward returned from injury in the spring after suffering injury during Termon’s run to the All-Ireland club championship last year. In the game itself, Eunan’s were holding their own for the first 20 minutes and led by three points at one stage.But Termon eventually pulled ahead in a very physical game, hitting four goals to the hosts single netting opportunity.Termon, the holders, will now play Glenfinn in the county final after they defeated Four Masters in their semi-final at Mac Cumhaill Park.Elsewhere Ardara beat Carndonagh in the intermediate championship. N Muire were beaten by Buncrana in the Junior A Championship. DONEGAL STAR GERALDINE INJURED IN CLUB CLASH was last modified: August 9th, 2015 by John2Share 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:championshipdonegalSt EunansTermon
6 Anthony Martial found himself in the firing line after leaving the club’s US tour to attend the birth of his second child.Mourinho made little secret of his displeasure at the Frenchman’s failure to return to the fold as quickly as he had expected, but 22-year-old Martial insisted his family would always come first.The problem with Pogba 6 6 Mourinho hoped to strengthen his squad significantly during the summer transfer window, but it ended without the arrival of the commanding defender he desperately wanted.Despite being linked with the likes of Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng, Diego Godin and Yerry Mina, United added only Brazilian midfielder Fred, young full-back Diogo Dalot and veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant to the mix.Speculation persists that relations between Mourinho and the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward are strained.World Cup wait If things have been tetchy off the field, they have been little more relaxed on it.United stuttered through pre-season as they lost to Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, and were little more than functional in a 2-1 victory over Leicester in their Premier League opener.However, they turned in a dreadful display to go down 3-2 at Brighton on Sunday, with the scoreline flattering them somewhat.Brighton were fully deserved of their victory and Lukaku and Pogba’s strikes against the Seagulls were more like consolations than actually getting United back into the game.They were completely disorganised throughout and did not merit anything from their dreadful performance. 6 Martial’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain Paul Pogba is reportedly not happy under Mourinho and wants to leave Man United United failed to land their top transfer targets this summer The manager is under immense pressure at the Old Trafford helm after a difficult few weeks took a turn for the worse on Sunday when the Red Devils were beaten 3-2 at Brighton in the Premier League.Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure as his team have laboured through pre-season and the opening weeks of the new campaign, having also struggled throughout the transfer window.There are also reports of unrest behind the scenes with the boss and the United board, with claims they are no longer convinced of The Special One’s ability to lead the team forward.So will Mourinho’s third season curse come back to haunt him at Old Trafford?Here are five key reasons behind United’s summer of discontent…Window woes The manager was less than impressed after having to start pre-season without some of his biggest names after France, England and Belgium enjoyed extended stays at the World Cup finals and severely depleted his resources.Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Marcus Rashford were all missing, although most answered Mourinho’s call to cut short their post-tournament breaks.Martial War? Paul Pogba won the World Cup with France, but still captained Man United for their first two Premier League fixtures Is the end near for Jose Mourinho at Manchester United? 6 Paul Pogba has been something of an enigma since his club record £89million switch from Juventus in August 2016.His form on the pitch has been patchy to say the least, and rumours of a fractious relationship with his manager have refused to go away.Pogba did little to stem the speculation when he replied, “There are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined” when asked if he was happy at Old Trafford, but Mourinho, who has made the Frenchman his captain, has repeatedly insisted there is no issue. Pitch battle Man United suffered a shock defeat at Brighton on Sunday 6 Will this be Mourinho’s last season in charge of Man United?