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Cronk not driven by grand final defeat

first_imgCronk and his Storm teammates fought valiantly to come back from an 8-0 half-time deficit in last year’s decider, only for Sharks prop Andrew Fifita to barge over 10 minutes from the end to hand Cronulla their first premiership. While most players would focus on the end result, Cronk said his main driving force would be doing the club and its fans proud in 2017, rather than dwelling on what could have been.   “It’s funny, if I had played the way I played in the grand final and got the result we had five years ago, I probably would have locked myself in a padded room and not come out for three months and used it as motivation,” Cronk said. “But with experience and old age, I suppose you put things into perspective. It is what it is. It was disappointing on all fronts, but credit to Cronulla, they played really well and deserved the victory. “For me, the inspiration this year is just about doing your job and playing for the members and supporters of this football club, the fans and the players as well. “With age, I think you draw on different inspiration. Some people may use it, but for me, Round 1 is Round 1. Anything we do in 2017 isn’t going to change what happened in 2016.”While he might have missed out on a fourth grand final victory, Cronk had plenty of reasons to celebrate in 2016. The 33-year-old took home the prestigious Dally M Award in a two-way tie with Cowboys lock Jason Taumalolo and backed it up a few months later to be named the Rugby League World Golden Boot Award recipient for 2016.Known for his meticulous approach to the game, Cronk admitted that while he was stunned by the accolades, he would refuse to rest on his laurels, telling media he was still working on areas of his game after more than a decade in the NRL.”I’m super fortunate, I’m blessed to play the game at the club that I do,” he said. “If you had told me that 2016 would have reaped the rewards that it did, I wouldn’t have believed it. But that doesn’t change that you don’t strive for it. There’s a mountain to climb and there’s always something you can improve on. “I’m not one to dwell on achievements as such, I’m more about improving the skills of the game that make your game improve naturally, and then those things take care of themselves. “It was a great year, and I’ve already done the things to look at the areas I need to maintain with the performance staff, and then I’ll improve on the things I need to improve on.”last_img read more

New teachers graduate from NLC

first_imgEleven new teachers were recognized at graduation ceremonies for the Alaska Highway Consortium on Teacher Education (AHCOTE) program offered at Northern Lights College.The 2010 graduating class was recognized on Dec. 2 at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Graduates are eligible to receive their British Columbia Teacher Certificate. AHCOTE is a teacher education program offered by Simon Fraser University in partnership with School Districts 59, 60, and 81, local teacher associations, and NLC. The program is designed to prepare teachers for the classroom by providing theoretical and practical experience. – Advertisement –last_img

Bunco to fight cancer

first_imgThe bunco tournament is in its second year at the Contours Express in La Habra. Last year, the event raised $1,000. Gym employees are hoping to surpass that amount during this year’s event. Joanie Payne has worked as a trainer at Contours for two years. She said the success of the business and the fundraisers depends on the community of women who belong to the gym. “We’re a personal gym,” Payne said. “You don’t have to worry about looking like a perfect eight or 10.” For JoAnn Lutkus, the fight against breast cancer is personal. She lost her mother to the disease 17 years ago and has an aunt undergoing chemotherapy to treat it. “I’m behind this 100 percent, whatever we can do for women,” she said. The relationship between the Contours Express company, which includes 600 franchises in 20 countries, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation began last year. “Last year they came to us,” Marketing Associate Julie Orchier said. “This is really a Contours effort itself.” The company has raised more than $108,000 for the foundation in the past year. More is expected in the year to come. “The franchise owners are really going beyond just the programs that are set out for them,” Orchier said. Participating in fundraisers is optional for individual franchises. JoAnn Lutkus and her daughter-in-law took over the existing franchise in May and jumped into the company’s charity work quickly, raising support in the community by asking La Habra businesses to donate gift baskets as prizes for events. The pair also decided to underwrite the events out of pocket, paying for all snacks and supplies needed for bunco, bingo, the open house and any other events they may sponsor. “This is just something we wanted to do, so that they will find a cure for this deadly disease,” JoAnn Lutkus said. For information on how to support the fundraisers or how to obtain a membership to Contours Express, call (562) 690-0550. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The bunco tournament is just one of several activities planned by franchise owners Stacie and JoAnn Lutkus to support women and women’s issues through their business, an all-female gym that provides circuit training and weight training. “This is a cause dedicated to women,” JoAnn Lutkus said. “I don’t think there is a woman out there who doesn’t have a friend or family member or someone they know who the disease has hit.” JoAnn Lutkus said she and her daughter-in-law plan to host more events to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the coming months, with an open house on Oct. 5, where women can come to try out the gym and its equipment. They can also pledge their workout to breast cancer and make donations to the foundation. Later in the month, the gym will host a bingo night to raise money for the foundation. LA HABRA – Women here are hoping to beat breast cancer with bunco. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Contours Express in La Habra will host Bunco for Breast Cancer, the proceeds of which benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, dedicated to finding new treatments for breast cancer. Admission to the event costs $20. This admission will include snacks and unlimited bunco, a dice game. About half of the ticket price will go to prizes for the event, while the rest of the money goes directly to the foundation. last_img read more

Mertesacker too slow? Fans plead for Paulista to start against Monaco

first_imgThere was good news for Arsenal fans of the club’s Champions League clash against Monaco in that defender Gabriel Paulista will travel with the squad.The club are 3-1 down from the first leg defeat at the Emirates and the stopper’s recovery from a hamstring injury has given fans a boost, with some wanting the Brazilian to start ahead of Per Mertesacker.Paulista joined Arsenal from Villarreal in January and has won fans already in his few outings for the club.Here, talkSPORT rounds up some of the tweets in favour of the 24-year-old, but what would your starting XI look like? Let us know below. 1 Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista last_img

‘Gutted to see him go!’ Manchester City fans react to transfer news

first_img1 Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has joined Roma on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal, which would end his four-and-a-half year association with the club.The Bosnian hotshot wasn’t always prolific but he scored a number of important goal for the club, including their equaliser against Queens Park Rangers in 2012, which meant Sergio Aguero’s injury time strike made the score 3-2 and won the Blues their first Premier League title.And Manchester City fans took to Twitter to thank Dzeko and remember the good times… Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko lifts the Premier League title last_img

Ibrahimovic future to be sorted, he is ‘100 per cent’ staying in Europe – agent

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent admits he does not know if the Swede will be back at Manchester United next season and says there have been plenty of offers for the prolific forward.Mino Raiola did, however, insist that Ibrahimovic will continue playing in Europe as he looks to resume his career once he recovers from a serious knee injury.The 35-year-old suffered knee ligament damage last month that required surgery and, with his one-year contract with United running out this summer, it remains to be seen if Ibrahimovic will return to Old Trafford when fit.His agent Raiola told Sky in Italy: “Will he continue at United? I don’t know, we will talk soon to sort out the future.“He will play for one more year, maybe two. “There have been offers from clubs from many leagues, but he will remain in Europe 100 per cent.”Ibrahimovic, the former Paris St Germain, Barcelona and Juventus striker, enjoyed a hugely successful first season in England, scoring 28 goals in 46 appearances before injury struck. 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The 35-year-old’s Man United contract expires this summer last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 2nd February 2014Congratulations to Darrach O’Connor and his Donegal teammates who got their National League campaign off to an emphatic winning start against Laois.Hard luck to Claire Doherty who was part of the Donegal Ladies team that lost to Laois on Sunday. Membership registration nights will be held in The Clubhouse from 6.30pm to 8.00pm as follows – Tues 4th Feb U8s, 10s & 12s; Wed 5th Feb U14s, 16s & minors; Thu 6th Feb Adults. U6 registrations will be taken at their training session on Fri 7th Feb. There will be underage managers available on the appropriate nights to discuss registration fee, contact details, training, match information and various courses for helpers. Club gear will be available to buy on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of February from 6.30pm to 8pm to coincide with the Underage Membership Registration nights. Mouth guards are now compulsory for all football players and will be available to purchase. It is vital that all players be properly registered as non-registered players will not be covered by our insurance. Not necessary for families to come to every registration night, only the ones relevant to your child.NB:- membership does not guarantee match tickets and only adult members can be considered for ticket allocation. Please see our Facebook page, Website and notices in The Clubhouse for membership fees, or contact if you have any further queries. First Aid Course After the successful completion of the First Aid course we are now taking names for a second course. The course numbers are limited to 10-12 people, and it is highly recommended for anyone, even as a refresher course. The group who completed it the first course were really pleased with it and how much they learned. Once numbers are confirmed we will organise times and dates. Course fee is €40.Please forward confirmed names to Aidan Mulholland 0862762671 asap.Under 12’s football training will resume on Monday the 10th of February.Please make sure all children intending to train with this age group are registered. Compulsory mouth guards will be for sale on the night. In previous years a lot of voluntary time and effort has been afforded To the parents of all age groups, who have failed to embrace this registration night. Please show support for your child!Well done to the Under 12 hurlers who were playing in the Northwest Regional indoor competition. They played 3 games against Na Magha, O’Cahans and Banagher. They won 2 and drew with Banagher. They were 3 tight games but the boys showed determination and gave it 100%Under Age TrainingU8 Football 4-5pm on Saturday’s in Buncrana Youth Club U8 Hurling 5-6pm on Saturdays in Buncrana Youth ClubU10 Football 6-7pm on Fridays in Buncrana Youth ClubU12/10 Hurling cancelled for the next 2 weeks due to MockU12 Football to resume Monday 10th February 7-8pm. Under-age Girls Football resumes this Monday night 3rd February 7pm sharp until 8.Bring boots, water bottle & gum shield; girls to be on the pitch for 7. No gum shield, no training. Gum shields will be available at all registration nights next week. Any queries contact 0863340965A hurling foundation course will take place on Friday, 21st and Saturday, 22nd February in McCumhaill Park. If you are over 18 and interested in taking part in this Course, please email Club Secretary on secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ieSt Brigid’s Cross-making There was a great turn-out at this event last Friday in The Clubhouse. Big thanks to Carmel, Bernie and John (McCarron) for showing us how to make them. All were agreed that the Tullydish rushes were the best and beat the Parish rushes hands down! Thanks to Deirdre for the delicious homemade buns, they went down well with our tea!GAA Dinner Dance Now that everyone has recovered from Christmas and New Year we’d like to announce that our annual dinner dance has been set for Saturday 22nd February in the Inishowen Gateway. Tickets are €25 and details to follow.Please Note: The McLaughlin Family (Malin) are holding a fund-raising table quiz in memory of Club stalwart, the late Eamon Mc Menamin, in the Malin Hotel on Friday 28th February at 9pm. All proceeds go to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny hospital.Referees Course A beginners’ course for potential new referees will take place on Saturday the 8th of Feb in Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey @ 10:00am. If you’re interested in applying or want to find out more about it then please contact More referees are urgently needed to cope with the growing number of games at all levels and all codes in the county.Buncrana GAA LottoThe jackpot wasn’t won this week. The five €10 winners were:Monica McLaughlin, GlenviewDonal Daly, TrillickRonan Deery, Elm ParkEamon McDermott, CleenaghPatrick Gill, HilltownTheir fellow club members would like to thank Deirdre Ní Theimhneain and Aidan Mulholland for collecting the Lotto last Saturday. David Guilfoyle & Stephen McLafferty will collect next Saturday night (8th February), so be sure to support them generously.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or @buncranagaa, or visit our website NEWS – BUNCRANA TO HOST FIRST AID COURSE was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Hosts Bradley and Illinois State

first_imgThe Bulldogs will honor their four seniors, Mariel Ante, Jordan Eggleston, Maddie Johnson and Lea Kozulic on Sunday. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team closes out the regular season this weekend as the Bulldogs hosts Bradley on Saturday and Illinois State on Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Drake enters the weekend with a 12-11 overall record and a 2-3 mark in Missouri Valley Conference action. The Bulldogs are led by Johnson, who is on a three-match winning streak and holds a 13-3 dual match singles record. Freshman Joely Lomas is the team’s top doubles player with a 14-5 record. Prior to coming to Des Moines, Illinois State squares off against Northern Iowa on Saturday. The Redbirds are 12-9 overall and 3-2 in league play. ISU has five players with 10 or more dual match singles wins and are led by Marcia Tere-Apisah, who has a 15-3 record this spring.center_img Bradley comes to Des Moines with a 11-11 record and is 2-3 in league play as well. The Braves topped Missouri State, 4-3, in their last time out. Bradley has two players with 13 dual match singles wins, Malini Wijesinghe and Ariel Dechter. Following this weekend’s matches, the Bulldogs travel to Wichita, Kan. for the MVC Championship on April 29 through May 1. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Ayiekoh parts ways with Kirinya

first_img Tags: Charles Ayiekokirinya jsssoanatopuganda kobs Ayieko joined Kirinya after leaving Soana FC (file Photo)JINJA – Charles Ayiekoh has stepped down as Kirinya JSS head coach, PML Daily understands.The tactician is believed to have been under immense pressure as the Jinja based side have not been performing to expectations.Kirinya who are slated to take on Vipers away from home on Friday, finished the first round with 19 points from 15 games, having won only four fixtures. The results meant that they sit 10 points away from the relegation zone, a situation that has not been welcome at the club.“I have decided to leave the club because of some personal reasons,” Ayiekoh confirmed.When questioned the reasons that led to his decision, the coach was coy but said: “I cannot explain further right now but I will explain it later after settling. I wish the club the best in their future endeavours.”Ayieko is curently attached to the Uganda Under 23 National Team, the Kobs as one of the coaches. He has in the recent past been linked to several clubs in the country including Onduparaka FC and SC Villa.Before joining Kirinya, he was fired at Soana FC where he had been barely a season.Comments last_img read more

Young woman hospitalised after falling from Bundoran cliffs

first_imgA major emergency rescue operation was launched on Saturday night after a young woman fell from a cliff at Tullan Strand in Bundoran.The woman sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries after falling from the high Rougey cliffs and landing on the shore below. The alert was raised shortly after 3am in the early hours of Sunday morning.The incident occurred near the campsites of Sea Sessions music festival, which was taking place over the weekend in Bundoran. A large number of emergency workers and volunteers rushed to the scene, including the Bundoran RNLI, Garda Siochana, Bundoran Fire Service, the National Ambulance Service, and Red Cross and Medilink.The casualty was attended to by paramedics and stretchered off the beach on a Red Cross buggy. An ambulance was waiting at the top of the slope to bring the woman to hospital.Rougey Walk, overlooking Tullan Strand BundoranAn RNLI lifeboat has been dispatched to the scene at 3.19am and arrived at the foot of the cliffs in minutes. As the young woman had hit the shore, the boat was not needed, but a senior advanced paramedic who was part of the lifeboat crew came ashore with assistance.Speaking following the callout, RNLI volunteer helm James Cassidy said “I would like to commend the team work from all agencies in what was a particularly difficult location for the casualty. By working together we ensured her comfort and as quick a journey to hospital as possible. We wish her a speedy recovery.” Young woman hospitalised after falling from Bundoran cliffs was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranRNLIlast_img read more