NCAA Super Regional Live: Auburn 6 Louisiana-Lafayette 3 – Final

first_imgJade Rhodes (8) hits her 19th home run of the season, sets a new school record. Louisiana-Lafayette vs Auburn: 2015 NCAA Softball Championships: Auburn, Ala. Super Regional on Friday, May 22, 2015. Zach Bland/Auburn AthleticsJade Rhodes (8) hits her 19th home run of the season, sets a new school record. Louisiana-Lafayette vs Auburn: 2015 NCAA Softball Championships: Auburn, Ala. Super Regional on Friday, May 22, 2015. Zach Bland/Auburn AthleticsAUBURN — We are live from Jane B. Moore Field for Game 2, and if necessary Game 3, of the NCAA Super Regional between No. 4 overall seed and host Auburn (53-9) and No. 13 seed Louisiana-Lafayette (42-11).Auburn came back to win 12-11 in eight innings in Game 1 on Friday thanks to 16 walks by ULL, which became the first team in NCAA Tournament history to lose when scoring 11 or more runs, according to the SEC Network.Today’s game(s) will be televised on ESPN and can also be viewed via WatchESPN. Live audio of Auburn’s play-by-play can be heard here.FINAL: Auburn 6 Louisiana-Lafaeyete 3Bottom 7: 6-3 AuburnAleah Craighton lines out to center. Leandra Maly walks. DJ Sanders pops out to second. Kelli Martinez grounds out to short.Top 7: 6-3 AUCarlee Wallace grounds out to third. Haley Fagan tries to get on with a bunt but is thrown out. Morgan Estell hits a hot shot to third for a single. Jade Rhodes flies out to right.Bottom 6: 6-3 AuburnDJ Sanders reaches on an error by Lexi Davis. Kelli Martinez reaches on a fielder’s choice, Sanders out at second. Haley Hayden with a line shot through the left side to put two on. Shellie Landry lines out to second. Lexie Elkins walks. Samantha Walsh with an RBI walk after working the count full. 6-3 AU. Kelsey Vincent flies out to center.Top 6: 6-2 AuburnMorgan Estell (1-2) with a bunt single down third base line. Estell advances to second on illegal pitch, Lotief out to argue again. Jade Rhodes (1-2) strikes out. Estell advances to third on another illegal pitch, which Lotief argue again. Estell scores on a wild pitch to give Auburn its first lead, 3-2. Jenna Abbott (0-2, RBI) walks and Victoria Draper comes in to pinch run. Tiffany Howard (0-3, K) grounds into a 6-4 fielder’s choice. Emily Carosone (0-2, K, BB) walks to put two on. Kasey Cooper (1-2, 2B, R, BB) hitting with RISP and hits a 3-run shot to left field. Auburn breaks it open 6-2. Auburn now 3-for 11 with RISP, 5 RBI, HR, 2 BB. Branndi Melero (1-3, RBI) lines out to LF.Bottom 5: 2-2Kelsey Vincent walks. Aleah Craighton strikes out.. Sara Corbello grounds into a 6-4-3 double play, her second and ULL’s 4th of the day.Top 5: 2-2Branndi Melero (1-2, RBI) grounds out. Carlee Wallace (0-1, BB) grounds out to short. Haley Fagan (1-2, R) grounds out to third.Bottom 4: 2-2Kelli Martinez (1-1) with an infield single on a chopper to short, throw from Fagan nearly beats her to the bag. Haley Hayden (2-2) hits one through the middle. Kellie Landry (0-0, 2 BB) grounds out to short, runners advance to second and third. Lexie Elkins (2-2, RBI) given an intentional pass. Samantha Walsh (1-2, RBI) up with the bases loaded, grounds out to third, Cooper hits the bag and flips to first for the 5-5-3 double play to end the threat. Third GIDP, all involved Cooper.Top 4: 2-2Haley Fagan (0-1) gets aboard with a bunt single. Morgan Estell (0-1) hits one through the hole on the left side to put two on. Jade Rhodes (0-1) drops down a bunt to load the bases. Jenna Abbott (0-1) comes up with the bases loaded, Auburn 0 for last 15 with 10 K and 7 BB & 7 RBI with bases loaded. Abbott with and RBI ground out to the pitcher to tie the game at 2. Two in scoring position for Tiffany Howard (0-2) strikes out. Emily Carosone (0-2, K) walks. Kasey Cooper (1-1, 2B, R, BB) flies out to left to leave them loaded. Auburn is 2 for 10 with 2 RBI and 2 walks with runners in scoring position today and 0 for last 16 with 10 K, 7 BB, 8 RBI with the bases loaded.Bottom 3: 2-1 ULLAleah Craighton (0-0, HBP) walks on four pitches. Sara Corbello (0-1) grounds into a 5-4-3 double play, second of the day for Auburn. DJ Sanders (0-1) grounds out to third.Top 3: 2-1 ULLEmily Carosone (0-1, K) flies out to left. Kasey Cooper (1-1, 2B, R) walks and advances to second on an illegal pitch. Lotief comes out to argue with both umps in the field. Branndi Melero (1-1, RBI) with a deep fly to center that sends Cooper to third. Carlee Wallace (0-0, BB) pops out to second. Auburn is 1 for 6 with an RBI single and walk with runners in scoring position.Bottom 2: 2-1 ULLDJ Sanders flies out to center. Kelli Martinez singles off the glove of Lexi Davis, ruled a hit. Haley Hayden (1-1) knocks one through the left side to put two on. Shellie Landry (0-0, BB) walks on four pitches. Lexie Elkins (1-1) up with the bases loaded and lines one off the wall in dead center to score Martinez. 2-1 ULL. Samantha Walsh (1-1, RBI) pops up, infeild fly. Kelsey Vincent (0-1, GIDP) flies out to right.Top 2: 1-1Morgan Estell grounds out to second. Jade Rhodes reaches on an error by 3B, advances to second on throw. Rhodes advances to third on illegal pitch call, which Lotief argues. Jenna Abbott lines out to the pitcher. Tiffany Howard (0-1) flys out to left.Bottom 1: 1-1Haley Hayden singled to right. Shellie Landry walks. Lexie Elkins credited with a hit on a rocket to short that goes of Haley Fagan’s glove. Bases loaded for Samantha Walsh, who also rockets one to short that scores Hayden, tie game 1-1. Kelsey Vincent hits a grounder to third, Cooper fires home to Wallace, who flips to first to turn the 5-2-3 double play. Aleah Craighton is hit by a pitch to load the bases again. Sara Corbello comes in to pinch hit for Leandra Maly. Corbello had a bases clearing double on Friday but she hits a deep fly to left and Howard makes the grab to get out of the jam.Top 1: 1-0 AuburnULL coach Michael Lotief has an issue with the first in the pitching circle. Tiffany Howard grounds out to the pitcher. Loteif comes out to confer with umps. Emily Carosone strikes out. Kasey Cooper with a double to right center. Lotief comes out to meet with his pitcher. Cooper advances on a wild pitch. Branndi Melero with an infield RBI single that scores Cooper. 1-0 Auburn. Melero steals and Lotief argues the call. Carlee Wallace walks to put two on. Haley Fagan grounds out to third. Stewart throws 24 pitches.—Starting Pitchers:AU: Lexi Davis (23-2 4.16 ERA)ULL: Alex Steweart (10-1, 1.61 ERA)Auburn starting lineup:LF Tiffany Howard2B Emily Carosone3B Kasey CooperRF Branndi MeleroC Carlee WallaceSS Haley FaganCF Morgan Estell1B Jade RhodesDP Jenna AbbottLouisiana-Lafayette lineup:2B Haley HaydenLF Shellie LandryC Lexie Elkins3B Samantha Walsh1B Kelsey VincentRF Aleah CraightonDP Leandra MalySS DJ SandersCF Kelli MartinezAleah Craighton moves up from the 8 hole to 6th.Pregame notes:Auburn’s 18 left on base, which was scored as 20 in the box score after the final play, is an NCAA Tournament record, per the SEC Network. Auburn is 10-1 in games in which it leaves 10-plus runnerAuburn is 0 for its last 15 with 10 strikeouts, seven walks and seven RBI with the bases loaded, dating back to the second inning of the SEC Tournament Championship against TennesseeFor entertainment only: Auburn is 1.5 run favorite at even money and ULL is +1.5 at -140, per BovadaAuburn is 21-7 against ranked opponents this seasonAuburn is 31-3 at Jane B. Moore Field this seasonTigers shortstop Haley Fagan improved her marks vs. ULL, going 3 for 5 on Friday Jade Rhodes set a new program single-season record with her 19th home run of the year on FridayULL catcher Lexie Elkins hit a solo home run to up her national leading total to 32Auburn, in its first NCAA Super Regional, is vying for its first trip to the Women’s College World SeriesULL, which needs two wins today to win the series, it trying to go to Oklahoma City in consecutive yearslast_img read more

Applications to fill BOE vacancy are being accepted

first_imgThe Campbell County Commission is receiving applications for the vacant 4th District School Board seat.   The vacancy is a result of the death of Board of Education Member Mike Orick.The Commission plans to fill the vacant seat during the July 16, 2018, County Commission meeting.  The seat will then be placed on a ballot for the November election to fill the unexpired portion of the current term (two-years).Please submit resumes and/or applications at the Campbell County Mayor’s office.  The office number is 423.562.2526 and email address is this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Ryan Giggs: Bulgaria made it very difficult for us – Football…

first_imgWelsh coach Ryan Giggs was pleased with both the victory and the game of his team in the 1-0 victory over Bulgaria.“We played two top games so early in the season. We are inspired, but we can do even better. Two games without conceding a goal is not bad at all.Bulgaria made it very difficult for us in this meeting. They helped each other all over the field. They also had more matches than us this season. They were moving the ball fast – something we didn’t do in the second half. We need to improve, that is our goal, “Giggs said after the match. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Local GAA fixtures – Saturday

first_imgIt’s a big day in the minor hurling championships in Tipperary this afternoon.Both the minor A and B county finals are down for decision in what is the culmination of the minor hurling season in Tipperary.In the curtain raiser, Drom & Inch take on Knockavilla Kickhams in the B decider. Kickhams proved 10 points the better of their semi final opponants Mullinahone in the semi final, while Drom steamrolled Kilruane in their semi final.Throw in for that one is at 2pm in Cashel.Then the big game of the day throws in at 3:45 at Clonoulty.Cappawhite Gaels go up against Moycarkey Borris for a shot at some silverware.Moycarkey-Borris reached the final thanks to a 7 point victory over Kiladangan 2 weeks ago, with Cappa Gaels having overcome Skeheenarinky-Clonmel Óg in the semis.++++INTERMEDIATETurning to the intermediate football championship now, there’s a spot in the county final up for grabs this afternoon.Grangemockler meet Moyne Templetuohy in Boherlahan at 1pm.++++Meanwhile, in the Intermediate Hurling relegation play off Lattin Gaels play Carrick Davin’s in New Inn at 2.30.++++U21There are two games down for decision in the North Tipp U21 Hurling championship this afternoon.Toomevara hosts the double header, which gets underway at 2:30.The first game sees Roscrea go up against Kiladangan.While in the second Kilruane MacDonaghs meet Moneygall at 4.++++JUNIORCashel face Mullinahone in Fethard at 3pm this afternoon in the County Junior B Hurling semi final.There are also three County Junior A football Quarter finals down for decision.JK Brackens play Newport in Moneygall at noon.While there are two games down for decision at 2pm.Portroe meet Holycross Ballycahill in Templederry, while Ballylooby go up against Emly in Bansha.last_img read more

NPB teams up with Konami for esports league

first_imgNippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and Konami have announced that they will host a baseball league starting this autumn. The eBaseball Pawapuro Pro League will be using the 2018 edition of “Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu” series, internationally known as Power Pros. NPB Commissioner Atsushi Saito was in attendance during the press conference at Konami’s headquarters in Tokyo. Along with 2017 Power Pro winner Maepi, they threw a ceremonial first pitch to celebrate the announcement. The league will consist of 36 participants, qualifying through a series of online tournaments through September.There will then be a draft held on 29th September, where the 12 NPB teams will each choose 3 players to represent them in the Central and Pacific Leagues. With ¥12m (£82,200) in total prize pool money and an official partnership with NPB, this is a significant development in the acceptance of esports in Japan.This is yet another professional sports league entering the esports space, with the National Basketball Association (NBA) partnering with 2K and FIFA hosting its 14th eWorld Cup. Their success, along with esports’ constant growth, has spurred the NPB to partner with Konami and test the waters.Power Pros is a series developed and published by Konami since 1994, known for its cartoon style and arcade gameplay, it remains a commercial success in Japan with over 21.4m copies sold. They have released a new iteration every single year, with past iterations featuring players from the North American Major League Baseball (MLB) and Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).Esports Insider says:  In a growing trend of sports leagues stepping into the esports realm, this represents an important move on the global scale. If successful, this could prompt a swift response from other sports leagues to enter the space as a new way to engage fans.Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

Shryock prevails at Southern Iowa Speedway

first_imgBy Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (May 18) – Kelly Shryock was the driver in victory lane following the green, white, checkered finish that brought Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event to its conclu­sion Wednesday at Southern Iowa Speedway.Jason Hall grabbed the initial lead in the 20-lapper ahead of Dennis LaVeine. Josh Foster made it a three-car battle for the top spot before causing a seventh circuit caution.Hall had LaVeine and Shryock right behind him on the ensuing restart. Shryock took second from LaVeine and then passed Hall for the lead on lap nine. Cayden Carter worked his way into the runner-up spot at midway.Shryock and Carter were running a close 1-2 before the caution that came out just after the comple­tion of lap 18 that forced the green, white, checkered finish.Shryock held off Carter to take the win. Colt Mather edged Zack Vander Beek out for third and LaVeine came home fifth.Other winners were Carter in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Dustin Griffiths in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Colton Livezey in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Bill Whalen in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.last_img read more

Iranians avoid bad luck with outdoor festival

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran | Iranians flocked to parks rich with the smell of grilled kebabs on Wednesday to toss around Frisbees, bat badminton birdies and battle one another in chess and backgammon — all to avoid being caught inside on the unlucky 13th day of the Persian New Year.The annual public picnic day, called Sizdeh Bedar, which comes from the Farsi words for “thirteen” and “day out,” is a legacy from Iran’s pre-Islamic past that hard-liners in the Islamic Republic never managed to erase from calendars.Many say it’s bad luck to stay indoors for the holiday.“I know a family who stayed in and later in the day the leg of their young boy was broken when he fell down the stairs.” said Tehran resident Fatemeh Moshiri, 48.Iranian hard-liners have tried unsuccessfully for decades to stamp out the festival and other pre-Islamic events, which are seen as closer to Zoroastrianism, the predominant faith of Iranians before Islam.They have had little success.“When we go out on Sizdeh Bedar, we take ill-omens out with us,” Tehran resident Marzieh Rahimim, 64, said. “Otherwise a quarrel may happen or an invaluable dish may be broken.”Last week, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a Friday prayer leader, reiterated a common clerics’ admonition that it is “superstitious” to believe that the 13th day of the new year is unlucky or to think that the popular practice of tying blades of grass together on the day will bring good fortune.Enjoying nature is commendable, Khatami acknowledged, but he said people should nonetheless keep Islamic values in mind because the festival comes a day before Muslims remember the anniversary of the death of the daughter of Prophet Muhammad.Islam has been dominant for centuries in Iran, but the country’s Zoroastrian past has left its mark through festivals and traditions still celebrated to this day. The number of practicing Zoroastrians is a tiny minority in today’s Iran, however — around 60,000 people out of a population of more than 76 million.State media and calendar makers choose to call the festival “Nature Day” instead of Sizdeh Bedar, given the bad-luck associations with the number 13.Families across the country spread rugs and set up small tents in outdoor areas to mark the holiday, sometimes just a few inches from their neighbors. They have lunch, sip cups of tea and munch on pistachios, fruit and candy.Iranians also throw trays of sprouted seeds that have been sitting on their new year tables into running water to mark the occasion.Young and old alike tie blades of grass together in the hope the year will be filled with happiness and prosperity. Young girls usually make wishes to get married as they tie the blades of grass.“I tied the blades of grass when I was 17,” remembered a smiling Sanam Rezaei, 68, as she sat alongside her husband Abdolali, 75, in a Tehran park. “This man — at that time a young man — approached me there and proposed.”“This can happen to my grandchildren too,” she added, her eyes on a group of young people nearby. “We’re still in love after half a century.”Unlike other countries in the Middle East, Iran follows the Persian solar year, which begins on the first day of spring. It is now the year 1393 in Iran, a date calculated from the migration of the Prophet Muhammad from the city of Mecca to Medina in 622 A.D.People in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Turkey, as well as other central Asian countries, also celebrate the festival.Friends and relatives use the Sizdeh Bedar festival as an opportunity to meet up with friends they’ve not seen for some time. It is at the tail-end of the extended celebrations period for the Persian New Year, or Nowruz.Sizdeh Bedar is one of two festive outdoor pre-Islamic celebrations in Iran. The other one, known as “Chaharshanbe Souri,” is celebrated before Nowruz and involves jumping over bonfires and shooting off fireworks as an opportunity to purify the soul.Pejman Mousavi, a columnist in the pro-reform Etemad daily newspaper, said Iranians see Sizdeh Bedar as a reason to be happy.“This ancient celebration is now mainly a pretext for people to be happier,” Mousavi said. “People widely welcome it while there is no official call for it.”Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels

first_imgDETROIT | When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.It can install a bigger exhaust system to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, or it can retrofit a chemical treatment process that cuts pollution.The bigger exhaust will likely hurt performance and gas mileage, angering car owners. But the chemical treatment, while saving acceleration and mileage, needs a clumsy storage tank and multiple hardware changes to work. In either case, almost a half-million cars would have to be recalled for the repairs.FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, the logo of Volkswagen at a car is photographed during the Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany. VW has until Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 to submit a draft plan to fix four-cylinder diesels to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board, the two agencies that forced the German automaker to admit to the cheating. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)Experts say both options will be expensive, perhaps so costly that it will be cheaper to buy back some of the older models.“I think they know right now how to do the fix,” said Alan Baum, a consultant in Detroit who advises automakers on fuel-economy regulations. “The harder part of this is … how do you actually execute it?”VW has until Friday to submit a draft plan to fix four-cylinder diesels to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board, the two agencies that forced the German automaker to admit to the cheating. The company was to meet with the agencies on Thursday, with a final submission on Friday. VW’s board also is to meet Friday and may discuss the repairs.The plan, which is likely to have several options for regulators to consider, must be tested by the agencies to make sure the fixes comply with pollution laws. Testing and installation could take more than a year.In September, Volkswagen admitted that about 482,000 U.S. cars with 2-Liter diesel engines from the 2009 through 2015 model years have software that turns pollution controls on during government treadmill tests and shuts them off when on real roads. As a result, the cars emit 10 to 40 times the allowable limit of nitrogen oxide, a chemical ingredient of smog that can cause breathing problems.The U.S. admission triggered a much larger one for the rest of the world: VW has said another 10.5 million cars worldwide have the same deceptive software and will need to be repaired.In addition, the EPA has accused VW of cheating a second time, programming about 10,000 VW and Audi vehicles with larger six-cylinder diesel engines to emit fewer pollutants during tests than in real-world driving. The company also has withdrawn its application to get emissions controls approved on four-cylinder diesels for the 2016 model year, and the government is investigating whether VW cheated on those.Any recall would affect Jetta, Golf, Beetle, Passat and Audi A3 four-cylinder diesels. About 157,000 of those cars from 2015 plus 2012-2014 Passats likely can be fixed with relatively simple software changes. But 325,000 of the cars from 2009 to 2014 will need the complex and expensive hardware fixes as well as software. VW U.S. CEO Michael Horn has said it could take a year or longer for those cars to be fixed.The most likely fix for the bulk of the cars is a treatment system with urea, a chemical that’s injected into the exhaust system and helps separate nitrogen oxide into harmless nitrogen and oxygen.The company also could use a bigger nitrogen oxide trap, but engine settings would have to be changed to flush it out periodically, and that would cut into performance and gas mileage.John German, senior fellow with the International Council on Clean Transportation, the group that sponsored the on-road testing that exposed the cheating, said the older VWs were not designed to handle urea treatment systems, making a solution a complex challenge for engineers.Space must be found for the urea storage tank, possibly taking precious trunk room. Urea can freeze, so the storage tank must be kept warm. The urea tank has to be refilled periodically, so a refilling method has to be designed and installed. Lines have to be run to take urea from the tanks to the exhaust system and an injection system added, said German, who estimates that hardware, design, and installation costs would likely exceed $1,000 per car.“They probably didn’t plan on nitrogen oxide after-treatment when they designed the floor pan,” German said.Volkswagen wouldn’t comment Thursday on a possible fix. A spokeswoman said the company is cooperating with the agencies. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board would not comment.last_img read more

Barton blitz at Khao Kheow

first_imgAdam Barton.With plenty of time for some practice putts before our 10.30am tee time we then waited for seven groups from a non-PSC affiliated society to tee off and our first group got away about 10 minutes later than scheduled.  I do not usually “bag” other societies but I have to say that many of the groups in front of ours need to be much more aware of golf etiquette, in particular the slow play rule as was pointed out to the group in front of our first one, who were posing for photographs of one another on the 12th tee while they were half a hole behind!Thanks to the slow play in front, our rounds took just a bit under five hours, which is unacceptable, but apart from that the course was in good shape and the greens appear to be getting back to their “slick” self again.Phil Davies was the winner with 33 points and in a count back for second & third with 2 golfers on 32 points it was Graham Buckingham (14 point back nine) who took the honour from Tony Cook (10 point back nine) in third spot.  Fourth place went to Frank Donnelly who had 31 points.1st Phil Davies (16) 33pts2nd Graham Buckingham (22) 32pts3rd Tony Cook (29) 32pts4th Frank Donnelly (23) 31ptsNear Pins: Wan MakmulLong Putts: Frank DonnellyWednesday, July 8, Khao Kheow (B & A) – StablefordWe had three groups on the starting sheet and we were able to get our first group away 46 minutes early at 10.00am off B1, after being allocated B & C nines in that order.  The weather was good and the golf course in fine shape as usual, and with the groups in front of us not wasting any time we maintained a fair pace and all our groups completed the round in well under four hours.With most golfers struggling on the day it was Adam Barton who stole the show by compiling 39 points and easily winning the competition, with veteran Ken Hole in second place on 33 points and Steve Newton third with 29.1st Adam Barton (14) 39pts2nd Ken Hole (18) 33pts3rd Steve Newton (27) 29ptsNear Pins: Steve NewtonThursday & Friday, July 9-10 – Kabinburi – StablefordThis was the first away trip for Phantom Golf Society and we had 20 eager golfers who were very much looking forward to doing something different.  We left Pattaya at 8.00 a.m. and after just a two and a half hour drive arrived at Kabinburi Sports Club, checked in and were ready to meet our 12 midday tee time.  For the first game we played stableford off the white tees and after the game all the cards were drawn out in pairs, the 2 scores added together to achieve a first, second, third & fourth result.The golf course was in fantastic shape with lush fairways and very well maintained greens and it is certainly a challenging but super layout.  The rooms were excellent and great value and the staff could not have been more obliging.Dipty Narongsak & Phil Davies.On the first day the winning pair was Phil Davies and Dipty Narongsak with a total of 67 points, and Kevin Fernadez and Tony Cook came second with 59.  Gerd Riedler & Larry Gibb were third with 58 points and Neil Skilton & Mogens Melander finished in fourth spot with 56.On the Friday we played the “Rainbow” format, which required all the men golfers to play 6 tee shots off the white tees, 6 tee shots off the yellow tees and 6 tee shots off the red tees.  The tee colour could be nominated before each tee shot and the ladies played all their tee shots off their normal red tees.After the Friday round all the individual scores for the 2 rounds were added together to arrive at an overall first, second, third & fourth.  The overall winner was Kevin Fernandez with 81 points, 10 points ahead of Dipty Narongsak in second place.  Then came a count back with big Aussie Steve Truelove (37 points in the second game) finishing third and in fourth place was our resident “Bikey” Mogens Melander (34 points in the second game), with both players having a total of 64 points.Everyone agreed it had been a great 2 days on a terrific golf course with fantastic staff and at very reasonable prices and we will certainly be back there before too long.Results (Overall)1st Kevin Fernandez (24) 81pts2nd Dipty Narongsak (12) 71pts3rd Steve Truelove (7) 64pts4th Mogens Melander (36) 64ptsNear Pins: Nat Rukkid, Steve Truelove, Dipty NarongsakLong Putts: Lorraine Percy, Graham BuckinghamNote: The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays and Phoenix every Friday, meeting at The Phantom Bar in Soi Buakhow at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7.30am onwards.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to It was very busy on this their Sports Day and it was disappointing to see that they had dropped their 400 baht cart promotion from July 1 onwards, so I immediately informed the PSC Office to change the rate on their current schedule. PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf SocietyMonday, July 6, Bangpra – StablefordIt was time to play the “Monkey Course” again and we had a healthy four groups signed up to play.  The skies were very grey on the journey to the course and there were a few drops of rain but by the time we got to Bangpra it was fine and clear.last_img read more

MATCHTRACKER – Leinster Hurling Final Galway V Kilkenny

first_imgOne change in the Galway team for the start of the game: Gearoid McInerney is in for Fergal Moore at corner back Good afternoon and welcome to our Matchtracker of the Leinster Hurling Final at Croke Park 4pm. GAME ON!First point of the afternoon from Joseph Cooney: Galway 0-1 Kilkenny 0-03 Mins: John Joe Farrell open Kilkenny’s account: Galway 0-1 Kilkenny 0-1Lester Ryan has an effort ruled out by Hawk EYE6 Mins: Cathal Mannion makes it Galway 0-2 Kilkenny 0-18 Mins: Walter Walsh levels it: Galway 0-2 Kilkenny 0-2Goal chance for Kilkenny goes wide10 Mins: Conor Whelan points for Galway: Galway 0-3 Kilkenny 0-212 Mins: Conor Whelan again! Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-213 Mins: TJ Reid get his first point from a free. Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-3Walter Walsh ties the game. Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-415 Mins: Conor Fogarty put Kilkenny into the lead: Galway 0-4 Kilkenny 0-516 Mins: Cathal Mannion level it again! Galway 0-5 Kilkenny 0-518 Mins: GREAT SAVE from Colm Callanan…..65 for Kilkenny…TJ Reid points: Galway 0-5 Kilkenny 0-619 Mins: Point from a free by Joe Canning:  Galway 0-6 Kilkenny 0-621 Mins: Superb point from Davy Glennon: Galway 0-7 Kilkenny 0-626 Mins: Massive free from Joe Canning: Galway 0-8 Kilkenny 0-628 Mins: Another lovely point from Cathal Mannion….his third! Galway 0-9 Kilkenny 0-629 Mins: Joseph Cooney stretches the lead to 4 points: Galway 0-10 Kilkenny 0-630 Mins: Pointed free for TJ Reid. Galway 0-10 Kilkenny 0-732 Mins: Huge free again from Joe Canning. Galway 0-11 Kilkenny 0-733 Mins: Cathal Mannion again! Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-735 Mins: TJ Reid free – Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-8 – 4 minutes of added time!35 +1 Mins: TJ Reid with another free: Galway 0-12 Kilkenny 0-935 +3 Mins: Free pointed by Joe Canning. Galway 0-13 Kilkenny 0-9John Joe Farrell replies and the half time whistle blows.HALF TIME: Galway 0-13 Kilkenny 0-10.SECOND HALF underway – Richie Hogan & John Power on for Kilkenny36 Mins: Richie Hogan…over the bar. Galway 0-13 Kilkenny 0-1136 Mins: Joe Canning answers with a free….Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-1138 Mins: Conor Fogarty brings it back to 2 points: Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-1239 Mins: TJ Reid points o free: Galway 0-14 Kilkenny 0-1340 Mins: Great long range point from Conor Cooney. Galway 0-15 Kilkenny 0-1344 Mins: Super point from Conor Cooney….Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 0-1344 Goal for Kilkenny – John Joe Farrell……………………Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-13Followed by a point from TJ Reid…Kilkenny lead 1-14 to 0-16…Cyril Donnellan on for Galway46 Mins: Another point for Kilkenny. Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-1547 John Power adds another point: Galway 0-16 Kilkenny 1-16 followed by another – Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1649 PHEW!!! Goal chance for Galway….didn’t go over the line….followed up by point from Cathal Mannion. Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1752 Mins: Free pointed by Joe Canning….back to a 1 point ball game. Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1853 Conor Whelan adds to the response from Galway. Kilkenny 1-17 Galway 0-1955 Mins: Michael Fennelly points for Kilkenny. Kilkenny 1-18 Galway 0-1956 Mins: TJ Reid from a free put 3 between them again, Kilkenny 1-19 Galway 0-19…..Jason Flynn on for Galway57 Mins: HAWK EYE calls a Michael Fennelly effort WIDE59 Mins: Andy Smith comes on for Davy Glennon60 Mins: JJ Farrell point. Kilkenny 1-20 Galway 0-1961 Mins: Kilkenny pulling away…another point from JJ Farrell. Kilkenny 1-21 Galway 0-19GALWAY NEED A GOAL!!!!!!!64 Mins: Richie Hogan puts daylight between the sides! Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 0-1965 Mins: Andy Smith get one back for Galway. Paul Killeen on for John Hanbury. Kilkenny 1-22 Galway 0-2067 Mins: TJ Reid again! Kilkenny 1-23 Galway 0-20There will be 4 minutes of added time!70 Mins: Free from TJ Read – Richie Hogan adds another. Kilkenny 1-25 Galway 0-2070 +1 Great save from Joe Canning goal chance.70 +2 Conor Cooney with a point. Kilkenny 1-25 Galway 0-2170 +3 Conor Fogarty with the answer……Cyril Donnellan get his score..Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22FULL TIME: Another second-half master class from Kilkenny. Kilkenny are Leinster Champions:Final Score: Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more