Leicester ready for big party

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Leicester’s players are getting ready for another big party – and this time the fans are invited.Images of the Leicester squad celebrating its unlikely Premier League title triumph in Jamie Vardy’s house on Monday night were posted on social media and went global. Wes Morgan, Leicester’s captain, was filmed being spun around the kitchen floor while jubilant teammates danced around him, savouring one of the greatest-ever sporting stories.On Saturday, Morgan will have the honour of lifting the Premier League trophy in front of more than 30,000 fans at Leicester’s atmospheric King Power Stadium. Add Morgan’s name to the likes of Manchester United’s Roy Keane, Arsenal’s Tony Adams and Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany, some of the other inspirational captains to have got their hands on English football’s biggest prize.FEEL-GOOD TALESThe Leicester story is rich with feel-good tales, notably Vardy’s rise from playing non-league football to being English champions in the space of five years. Morgan’s backstory is also one to gladden the heart, too.The 32-year-old centre back was released by Notts County as a youngster and also had to start again in the non-leagues. He got another chance in the professional ranks, this time with Nottingham Forest in 2001, but was overweight and was worked extra hard by the club’s fitness staff.He became a mainstay of Forest’s team for a decade before moving to Leicester in 2012, and only got his first taste of top-flight football at the age of 30. He was error-prone in the early stages of last season but is now a commanding presence in the defence alongside fellow centre back Robert Huth.Leicester will be presented with the trophy after tomorrow’s match against Everton, which will be as much a celebration as a game of football.”I’m just going to try and hold back the tears,” Morgan said. “I think it’s going to be very emotional. It’s the biggest moment of my life. I can’t wait to lift the trophy and get my hands on it.”There’s another treat for Leicester fans tomorrow: Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing before the game, honouring a commitment he gave to Ranieri in a conversation six weeks ago if Leicester went on to win the Premier League.Leicester, 5,000-1 long shots for the title at the start of the season, have achieved the unthinkable with two games still to play. For many other teams in the Premier League, there’s still plenty at stake.RACE FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUELeicester and second-place Tottenham are already guaranteed to be playing in the Champions League next season. There is a massive scrap behind them for the other two berths in Europe’s top club competition, and some big teams are going to miss out.Arsenal and Manchester City currently occupy third and fourth place, and they meet at City’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday. A loss for City could leave the team in danger of being caught by Manchester United and West Ham, who are fifth and sixth, respectively and have games in hand on Arsenal and City.last_img read more

GAA news: Danny leads Milford to Division 2 title

first_imgMilford GAA Club notesIntermediate Championship*CLG BnaG v Naomh Columba & Naomh BridConvoy, Saturday 24th @ 3pm & 4.30pmIn a change to what was previously announced the Championship Quarter Finals will now take place on Saturday 24th instead of Friday 23rd. Both teams are still in the same venue and both games will still take place in Convoy. Throw in for the Reserve game is now 3pm with the Seniors at 4.30pm. All support greatly appreciated *Division 2*CLG BnaG 4-11 Malin 1-13Congratulations to Danny, Paul and all the players and management who collected the Division 2 title with a win over Malin yesterday. It was an entertaining game with both teams trying to play quick free flowing football. Malin were preparing for a Senior QF against Dungloe next week and the first half was a tight affair. Na Galloglaigh could possibly have been further ahead at the break but a purple patch for Malin in the last 5 minutes of the first half seen the half time score at 0-8 to 0-7 to the hosts.In the second half however Na Galloglaigh got their purple patch with quick goals from Cathal Mc Gettigan and Luke Barrett stretching their lead. Again though Malin fought back and got a goal themselves to close the gap to just a point before further goals from McGettigan and Darragh Black ended the game as a contest to see Na Galloglaigh run out comfortable winners 4-11 to 1-13. Afterwards captain Paddy Peoples collected the Division 2 trophy from Frankie Doherty and attention now turns to the Intermediate quarter final against Naomh Brid next Saturday. That game has a 4.30pm throw in in Convoy and it would be great to see the fantastic support displayed yesterday repeated next week in Convoy.Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Barry McNulty, Sean Black, Tj Evesson (0-1), Gary Merritt (0-2), Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen, Luke Barrett (1-2), Cathal McGettigan (2-1), Pauric Curley, David Curley (0-1), PJ Hagan, Christopher Barrett (0-2), Darragh Black (1-1). Subs: Kyle Black (0-1) for S. Black (HT), Anthony Fisher and Gavin Grier for P. Curley and Logue, Brandon Toye for Evesson (50m), Enda McHugh for McNulty (58m), Cormac Friel, Caolan Bolton, Paul Sweeney, Martin Doyle, Dean Burgess, Conor McNulty*Reserves*CLG BnaG 5-13 Malin 0-5Our Reserves eased to a comfortable home win against Malin on Saturday past. Na Galloglaigh raced out of the blocks and got the first score when Paul Sweeney burst through the Malin defence to unleash an unstoppable shot to the top corner. Na Galloglaigh were totally dominant and had 3-5 scored before Malin got off the mark with Marty Doyle getting a brace of goals. Malin did come into the game a bit more and scored 3 points without reply but a 4th goal from Caolan Bolton and further points gave Na Galloglaigh a commanding half time lead of 4-8 to 0-4. The second half was a bit more even affair with scores not as easy to come by. Sub Jamie Whelan scored 1-1 with Paul Fisher, Doyle, Bolton and Enda McHugh all adding to their tallies from the first half. The defence restricted Malin to just 1 point in the 2nd half to record their biggest win of the season. The team are on a good run of form at present winning 5 of their last 6 games and will need to bring this into next Saturdays quarter final against Naomh Columba. Throw in in Convoy is at 3pm and all support would be welcome. Team: Gavin McFadden, Patrick Ferry, Gearoid Horkan, Matthew Stewart, Brandon Toye, Enda McHugh (0-3), Kieran Sheridan, Paul Sweeney (1-0), Kieran Gorman, Dean Burgess, Caolan Bolton (1-1), Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Paul Fisher (0-3), Martin Doyle (2-3), Emmet Conaghan (0-1). Subs: Ryan Ferry for C. McHugh (HT), Odhran Coll and Kieran McLaughlin for Conaghan and Horkan (40m), James Whelan (1-1) and Gary Helferty for Fisher and Burgess (45m), Cormac Friel for Gorman (50m), Paul Grier, Conall McFadden*Minor Ladies Championship*Our Minor ladies created their own bit of history on Saturday as they won their first minor county championship title. Since the club was founded in 2007 they have won every underage title apart from minor. They played a very good Convoy side in the county final Saturday in Glenswilly. The first half was a very tight battle with the teams coming in all square at halftime, Na Galloglaigh were the dominant team in the second half with the Convoy keeper making numerous point blank saves to keep them in it, It wasn’t until the last ten minutes that Na Galloglaigh pushed on and got the goals to win the match on a score line of 5-11 to 4-4,This was an excellent team performance with Aisling Irwin, Taylor Doherty, Shauna McBride and Kellyanne Buchanan to the fore but Megan Ryan was by far the best player on the pitch. Scorers on the day were Shauna McBride 2-4, Megan Ryan 2-3, Kellyanne Buchanan 1-2 and team captain Niamh Gallagher 0-2.*U13s*CLG 3-12 Gweedore 3-7Our U13s put in their best performance of the year on Sunday with an impressive 3-12 to 3-7 over Gweedore in Moyle View Park. Na Galloglaigh went in at half 3 points ahead on a score of 0-11 to 1-5, with some excellent points from Eoghan Heimstra & Shane Black. The display by all the players was immense especially the defenders with Jay Curann having his best display all season ably assisted by Liam Donnelly, Paul Ryan, Daragh McFadden and Eoin McElhinney. The 2nd half began brightly with a goal from Shea McBride followed by 2 goals from Shane Black who finished top scorer with 2-7. Rory Pyper and Kyle Burns dominated midfield with alot of running with the ball and excellent defending when needed, Owen McGettigan was commanding in goals, and the work rate of Cillian McBride & Eoghan heimstra was vital in keeping Gweedore at bay, Alec McConigley, Odhran Doherty & Callum Orsi did well when called upon, next up is an away game against Glenfin this Thursday evening and hopefully victory can ensure qualification to the Northern Final *Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 7-10-17-21. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Grace McFadden, Cian McGettigan, David Curley, and Mary & Fergus McGinley. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,180.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2016 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114 *Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA news: Danny leads Milford to Division 2 title was last modified: September 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (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