first_imgFour Masters GAA Lotto: There was no jackpot winner this week. The two weekly winners were, Ciaran Meehan, Dromore, Mountcharles and Anthony Timoney, Lacklum, Ballintra, both won €50 each. The number drawn were 5, 15, 17 and 22. Next weeks draw is the final draw, week 50. The jackpot for next week is €1300. There will also be €3000 in prizes to be won for fully paid up members. The lotto is a vital part of the Club and ensures that the Club can continue to develop and provide facilities and services for the whole community. To play lotto please call Paul Timoney on 087 279 1305 or call into Liam Mullan’s shop, Tirchonaill Street.Good Luck: The very best of luck to Jim, Rory and all the team on Sunday against Down in Breffni Park, from all at Four Masters.Congratulations: Huge well done to the Four Masters Senior team for an incredible turn around on Sunday 16th June against Glenties. It took incredible resolve to step-up and battle on and then to be victorious at the end. Great stuff boys! Hurling/Camogie: It was a busy few days for Bord na nÓg. On Thursday 13th June, Tir Chonnail Park held a National School blitz for camogie and hurling with over 40 children attending. This was a fabulous morning. It is planned to run a league of blitzes for National Schools for the new school year with trophies to be won, Scoil Aodh Rua agus Nuala currently hold the camogie trophy and St Francis the hurling, so start practicing now for next year’s prize. Thanks must go to Yvonne Byrne from the Camogie Association based in Croke Park who helps organise this event for our schools each year. Friday 14th June saw the James McAllister Memorial Trophy with a great turnout of over 80 children of all ages playing camogie and hurling in memory of a man who loved hurling. The children were grouped into “county” teams for the 10s and above with Kilkenny winning the competition. Young Conor McAllister presented his Grandfather’s trophy to winning team captain, Dione Carr. The under 8s had a mini-competition and all received medals. We were delighted to welcome the Nicky Rackard Cup together with the Donegal hurling team who presented the medals and trophy on the night. A very big thank you to Ray Durack, Donegal Manager and all the team who came to Tir Chonnail Park on a very wet Friday evening. Thank you too, to all the parents who supported and made tea and cakes for the very welcome after match cup of tea! Saturday morning (15th June) saw the final Academy for 4-6 year olds, again a great turnout for what has been a great event for all involved. The children were presented with hurley’s and certificates to go with the footballs they have already received. Again, many thanks to all the parents who have helped with tea/coffee throughout the 11 weeks. Sunday morning saw the U14 camogie girls heading to Convoy for the third in their series of blitzes, again doing very well and showing great skills. Also, on Sunday the U12 skills competition took place in Letterkenny Gaels, Leo Dunphy. Ciaran McGrory and Dylan Thomas represented The Four Masters with Leo Dunphy coming 4th overall. A very well done to Leo. All the boys will represent Donegal at Croke Park on the 9th July. 5/6th class camogie girls are away to Burt on Wednesday evening – we wish them all the best. Up-coming games – Camogie: 5/6th class v St Eunans, 3/4th class blitz in St Eunans; 1/2/3 years AVS v MacCumhaills – all dates will be confirmed. Hurling and Camogie training for all children aged under 10 takes place on Friday evenings 6-7pm and 12s and over from 7-8pm.Ladies: U14 girls meet Bundoran on Thursday evening (20th June) in Tir Conaill Park, throw in 7pm. The U10 girls travel to Ballyshannon tomorrow evening to participate in an U10 blitz. They will also be taking part in a mixed U10 memorial blitz in Tir Conaill Park this Wednesday 19th June and the following Wednesday. Best of luck to all players. U14 Football: Boys lost to Dungloe in the Championship. The boys made a great come back in the second half to take the lead but late goals made the difference. The boys put in a great effort all year and were very unlucky with injuries.  Under 10’s: The Kevin Faulkner Memorial Tournament for boys and girls under 10 will be held over the next two Wednesdays at Tirchonaill Park at 6pm ,the final being held on Wed 26th July. Good luck to all the players! GAA NEWS – FOUR MASTERS SHOW GREAT RESOLVE TO OVERCOME GLENTIES was last modified: June 18th, 2013 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:Four Masters club noteslast_img read more

Delhi: For nearly 170 days, national fencing champion is fighting a lonely battle against alcohol addiction

first_img100 bottles of alcohol in all shapes and sizes will stop you at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. A closer look, these are empty bottles with all possible brands. But this is not leftovers of Delhiites throwing bottles out in the open. These are carefully procured bottles for a cause — against alcoholism. Amidst the bottles is a signage that reads — “The answer to life’s problems are not at the bottom of the beer bottle”.The man to whom the signage belongs is no ordinary man. A 28-year-old former national-level fencing champion T David Raj has taken this fight against alcoholism to another level.Surrounded by nearly 100 empty bottles of alcohol, an effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami with a can of alcohol, David is a picture of calm, sitting steadfast on protest for nearly 170 days, fighting Delhi’s heat and mosquitoes. He is a lone voice against alcoholism.When India Today met him, he claimed that 50 villagers in Kanyakumari’s small village Attoor had lost their lives due to alcohol addiction since the time he could remember.But, what makes David different is that, his own family not willing to support him, he has stood his ground. Ironically, he uses his father’s measly pension for survival. David’s father C Thangaswamy, a retired BSF havaldar, would beat up his mother after several bouts of alcohol. Not only this, other male members of David’s extended family also had disturbed family life. It impacted young David deeply. David’s elder brother, a fencing champion, joined the Army fighting the anti -insurgency battle in Kashmir valley, but he chose a different fight.advertisementAfter winning several state and national championships, he says he refused a lucrative job given to him under sports quota. He says, “18 lakh people die due to alcoholism, but there is no protest.  When people die of dengue or Japanese Encephalitis, there is a huge hue and cry.” He wants to change this.David has fought a lonely battle, with several cases slapped on him for what he alleges is a case of system supporting the alcohol vendors. In September 2015, he got atop of telephone tower in his village to protest the presence of liquor shop in front of a school. After several hours, he was convinced to get down and then reportedly beaten black and blue.Upset with his own family and system’s failure to look into the issue, he took a train to Delhi. 168 days and counting, food at dhaba, public convenience toilet and sleeping under an open sky with no publicity worth it. For David as he says, “I am inspired by Subash Chandra Bose. It’s okay, I know my fight is genuine.”He says, “PM Modi made Gujarat a dry state. Why cant there be a dry country. The family shot off a letter to the district collector saying protection should be given to David and he should be brought back to Kanyakumari. The father C Thanka Swamy told India Today on phone, “We have a kiln factory now, but David is at Jantar Mantar. My one son is far away in Kashmir, but the younger son refuses to talk to me because I tell him to come back. I only come to know about David from social media or local press.”David refuses to talk to his father because he never gave up on drinking.Sajjan Chavan, district collector of Kanyakumari, however, said he was unaware if such an application had been moved by the parents. ” I can’t comment on the issue. But, yes, if it is brought to our notice, I promise we will look into it.”last_img read more

FC Tokyo confirm interest in Arjen Robben

first_imgThe future of Arjen Robben has been handed another twist with FC Tokyo being the latest club to announce their interest in the Dutch winger.Robben announced in December that he will be ending his decade-long stay at Bayern Munich come to the end of this season and is yet to announce his future plans.The 35-year-old has since been linked with a return to the Netherlands with old clubs PSV Eindhoven and Groningen in the Eredivisie along with many other sides.Now a surprise contender in Japanese club FC Tokyo have come forward in their interest in making Robben the J-League’s latest star recruit following the arrivals of Andres Iniesta, Fernando Torres and David Villa at Vissel Kobe.“I can’t say that he’s on the table yet, but we’re gathering information,” An FC Tokyo executive told Japan Times.“There won’t be any clubs that aren’t interested.”FC Tokyo finished in sixth-place in the J-League and 19 points behind winners Kawasaki Frontale.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Since arriving in Germany in 2009, Robben has managed an impressive 143 goals and 101 assists in 305 appearances across all competitions for Bayern.The former Netherlands international has won seven Bundesliga titles, five DFL-Supercups, four DFB-Pokals, a Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup at Bayern.Robben spoke out on his future plans earlier this month and revealed his main focus is on returning to full fitness for Bayern after sustaining a thigh injury in November.“On the contrary, I want to wait and concentrate on getting back into shape with Bayern,” said Robben.“I do not know when but I have to make a decision. I will not wait until the end of the season,”“I have a family and I have to plan. I repeat. I am privileged and I thank the clubs that are following me.”Robben’s team-mate Sandro Wanger left the Bavarians today in favour of a switch to Chinese club Tianjin Teda.last_img read more