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Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title PBA: Columbian finally gets first win, stops Rain or Shine in its tracks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Other notable long matches include Federer’s victory over Andy Roddick in the 2009 final, winning 16-14 in the fifth set.Tiebreakers were first introduced at Wimbledon in 1971, but they started at 8-8 instead of 6-6 and were not used in deciding sets.Before that, all sets had to be won by two games, including Margaret Court’s 14-12, 11-9 win over Billie Jean King in the 1970 final.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? FILE – This June 24, 2010, file photo shows John Isner of the U.S. and France’s Nicolas Mahut, right, posing for a photo next to the scoreboard following their record-breaking men’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. The All England Club said Friday Oct. 19, 2018, it will introduce fifth-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool, File)LONDON — That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged.The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider.ADVERTISEMENT The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a final-set tiebreaker to determine a singles match — either the fifth set in a men’s match or the third set for the women. The U.S. Open, however, starts its final-set tiebreakers at 6-6.At the Australian Open and the French Open, players still have to win by two games in the final set in singles matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Our view was that the time had come to introduce a tie-break method for matches that had not reached their natural conclusion at a reasonable point during the deciding set,” Wimbledon chairman Philip Brook said in a statement.In a tiebreaker, the first player to get seven points — leading by at least two points — wins the set. In 2010, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut played the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon. The match took more than 11 hours and lasted over three days before Isner won 70-68 in the final set.This year, eventual finalist Kevin Anderson played a pair of long matches late in the tournament. He beat eight-time champion Roger Federer 13-11 in the fifth set in the quarterfinals, and then defeated Isner 26-24 in the fifth in the semifinals.In the other semifinal match, Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 10-8 in the fifth set.Two of those three matches would still be possible.“While we know the instances of matches extending deep into the final set are rare, we feel that a tie-break at 12-12 strikes an equitable balance between allowing players ample opportunity to complete the match to advantage, while also providing certainty that the match will reach a conclusion in an acceptable timeframe,” Brook said.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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MoE, UNICEF partners to formulate policy

first_imgThe Education Ministry has collaborated with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to host a one-week Policy Formulation Workshop to draft the Education Sector Plan for 2019-2023.A section of the gathering at the workshop on MondayThe workshop which began on Monday is being held at the Herdmanston Lodge and has drawn participants from across the education sector and the country.According to Education Minister Nicolette Henry, the MoE is committed to increasing students’ achievements through an efficient education systemWhile delivering her brief remarks, the Minister informed the gathering that “through this process of developing the new Education Sector Plan the priority of the Ministry is to ensure better alignment between policy formulation and implementation along the entire education value chain”.Additionally, Henry is quoted by an Education Ministry release as saying that she believes that meticulous planning within the timelines stipulated is essential to the transformation and improvement of the education sector.Further, the Education Minister noted that as the Education Sector Plan is formulated it is important that officers set clear targets that will be achieved in terms of quality, equity and access and the need to continuously monitor and adjust their plans in order to achieve the objectives.Minister Henry added that “in order for our students to stand a chance to compete globally, Guyana’s education system must develop young Guyanese who are knowledgeable, think critically, are creative, have leadership skills and are able to compete with the rest of the world.”According to the Minister, another area that is on her radar is the reduction of the disparity in the performance between different groups of students, in particular between coastal and hinterland students and those students who have special education needs.She said that to deliver on these fundamental transformations, a shift and enlargement of focus is required. Towards this end, technology-enabled learning is an area that the MoE will be placing greater focus. “We need to examine as objectively as possible what strategies have worked well and which strategies need to be changed or adjusted as we move into this new plan period”.UNICEF Representative, Sylvie Fouet said that the exercise is not a one-stop approach, but she sees it as a journey that will take Guyana places in the sphere of education.The five-day workshop includes the Regional Education Officers (REOs) and other senior education officials.last_img read more

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Guyana Jaguars roars

first_img– Pestano’s hat-trick leaves Trinidad stuttering– Griffith, Reifer record fiftiesA clash of the titans; Trinidad Red Force and Guyana Jaguars took Centre stage at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Saturday where the Jaguars defeated Red Force by 75 runs. The Jaguars were led by opener Trevon Griffith and reliable all-rounder Raymond Reifer who recorded responsible half centuries against a powerful Trinidad and Tobago Red Force bowling attack. Jaguars’ bowling was led by Clinton Pestano who picked up his maiden hat-trick and was supported by the consistent Ramal Lewis, who bundled out Trinidad Red Force for 216 in pursuit of Guyana’s 291-8.Berbician Clinton Pestano removed Trinidad Red Force and Windies superstars Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo with the third, fourth and fifth deliveries of the 28th over.Trinidad Red Force looked to be cruising on 133 for two, following two successive half-century stands involving Simmons, whose 70 from 73 balls included six fours and three sixes.Surprisingly Denesh Ramdin, opening the batting fell cheaply in the fourth over, Simmons put on 67 for the second wicket with Jason Mohammed and an even 50 for the third wicket with Darren Bravo.Jason Mohammed made 24 and Bravo gathered 43 from 72 balls, but Pestano’s intervention knocked Red Force off their stride and they never recovered stability.Earlier, Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson opted to bat at the Brian Lara cricket Academy on a batsman paradise where opener Trevon Griffith and fellow left-hander Raymon Reifer scored half centuries to anchor the Jaguars to 291 for eight from their allocation of 50 overs.Griffith struck seven fours and one six in 70 from 83 balls to hold the top order of the batting together, sharing 60 for the second wicket with his captain and fellow left-hander Leon Johnson.Raymond Reifer, batting at five, replaced Griffith, Jaguars were 159 for three in the 30th over, and he became the glue that kept the bottom half of the batting together with two fours and four sixes in 55 off 66 balls.Reifer was involved in a 57-run the sixth wicket partnership with Essequibo’s Ricardo Adams which ushered the Jags past 250 and put them on course for a bigger total before they were two of three wickets that fell in the closing overs.last_img read more

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Black Panthers leader recalls tumultuous ’60s

first_imgThe group received donations and support from some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Marlon Brando and Sammy Davis Jr. Seale said they touted that support to help poor women and children in Oakland neighborhoods. And the FBI repeatedly watched them, with J. Edgar Hoover at the time calling them “the greatest threat to the internal security of the United States.” “(Black people) had fought in all of this country’s wars, and still in the 1960s this country was denying us our rights,” Seale said. As the group progressed, however, conflicts with the police escalated and eventually led to deadly shootouts. Newton was sent to prison for the murder of a patrolman. Seale, one of the members of the Chicago Eight defendants charged with conspiracy to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, also served time in jail. And charges against the Panthers persist. Recently, two Altadena men involved in an offshoot group of the Black Panthers were arrested in connection with the 1971 shooting death of a 22-year veteran of the San Francisco Police Department. The two are facing trial. The Black Panthers eventually dissolved, but at its height, the group claimed thousands of members and 49 chapters nationwide. Johnie Scott, associate professor for the Department of Pan African Studies, called Seale’s appearance at CSUN a historic moment. “He’s an important figure in time,” Scott said. “Bobby Seale has earned his place in history.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTHRIDGE – The government called them thugs and hoodlums. The community called them heroes. In the end, it was the community’s word that meant the most to Bobby Seale and his Black Panthers for Self Defense. The group formed during the tumult of the 1960s to bring about radical social change in the African-American community, struggling against racism and rallying for equality. “They called me thug and hoodlum, but they never told you what we were really all about. … We funded and supplied programs. We got things done,” Seale said Wednesday in his first appearance at California State University, Northridge. His address marked the end of events honoring Black History Month at the university, which in 1968 had its own revolt when about two dozen black students demanded the dismissal of a volunteer coach who they said had kicked or shoved a black player during an altercation at a football game. When university officials refused to dismiss the coach, the students took over the top floor of the administration building and held 34 employees hostage for several hours. Out of that protest, the CSUN black studies department – now called the Pan African Studies department – was born. Dressed in a casual carnation-blue shirt and sporting the Black Panthers’ trademark black beret, the 70-year-old Seale recounted for nearly 50 students how he co-founded the organization with Huey P. Newton in Oakland. In contrast to Martin Luther King Jr.’s quest for nonviolent resistance, the Black Panthers armed themselves. They formed the Ten-Point Program that among other things called for housing, health care, education, justice from police brutality, and equal opportunity for employment. last_img read more

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Serena return highlights challenges facing tennis-playing parents

first_imgThe 23-time Grand Slam champion has seen her ranking slip to 451 and is unseeded in Paris, a decision criticised by many, including Serena’s long-time rival Maria Sharapova and even US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka.Serena herself, though, has never publicly called for a change to the seeding rules, instead saying the biggest difference for her since becoming a mother is wanting to get away from court a bit quicker.“The biggest difference is definitely that I’m semi on time (for her press conference) today, two minutes late, because I want to get home and see Olympia, because I have been here all day,” she said after her first-round win over Kristyna Pliskova on Tuesday, her first Grand Slam match since the 2017 Australian Open final when she beat sister Venus while two months pregnant.Serena’s fellow former world number one Victoria Azarenka was forced to miss the majority of last season after becoming embroiled in a custody battle over her son.With a current ranking of 84, Azarenka was beaten in the first round at Roland Garros by Katerina Siniakova.Luxembourg’s Mandy Minella incredibly played while four and a half months pregnant at Wimbledon last year, having found out she was expecting a child just before going out on court.“It was a real shock. My whole body was sweating and I was shaking but we were happy straight away,” Minella, who also lost in French Open first round, said last July.– Ferrer points out the negatives –With the demands of touring the world while playing a very physical sport, parenthood can also have a big affect on the top male players.David Ferrer, who blew a two-set lead against fellow Spaniard Jaume Munar to lost in the Roland Garros for the first time in his career, pointed out that being a father isn’t all fun and games.After all, even 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer suffered a knee injury while running a bath for his twins in 2016.“Being a father is very nice, but it also has drawbacks,” said the 36-year-old Ferrer. “It makes me laugh that many parents only talk about the beautiful, but it’s also hard and there are sacrifices.”Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, whose second child was born before the French Open, doesn’t necessarily agree with Ferrer.“I see it as an enjoyment, although sometimes it’s tiring, but sometimes there are tiring things that give you energy,” said the world number 75, who will face sixth seed Kevin Anderson in the second round on Thursday.Azarenka was keen to highlight the physical changes that make a successful return to tennis more difficult for mothers than fathers, while Williams feels that an added emotional attachment brings its own difficulties.“Men don’t go through the whole physical experience of becoming a parent,” Azarenka said.Serena, who suffered life-threatening blood clots after giving birth, added: “Emotionally I think it’s different, because, you know, I’m so emotionally attached to my daughter. Dads are, too, but I actually breast fed for a really, really, really long time, and so I just had this real connection with my daughter.”The 36-year-old Williams has been very open about becoming a parent, with HBO filming four-part documentary ‘Being Serena’, while her daughter Olympia already has a growing social media following.But some players, like Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis, would prefer to just talk about tennis.“That’s a private thing,” said the former French Open semi-finalist when asked about his newborn baby.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Back with a bang: Serena Williams made a winning return to Grand Slam tennis after a complicated pregnancy © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONPARIS, France, May 30 – The return of Serena Williams to Grand Slam tennis after pregnancy has dominated the early headlines at the French Open, but there are plenty of other players who have seen their careers changed by parenthood in recent months.Williams’ comeback has highlighted the fact that women who return after having a child are treated the same way as those sidelined by injury.last_img read more

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In Photos: Gor crowned champs in Kisumu

first_img0Shares0000Models stand in line with medals to be handed over to Gor Mahia players before lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKISUMU, Kenya, Oct 1 – Gor Mahia finally laid their hands on their 17th Kenyan Premier League title on Sunday, pulling away further as the most successful club in the Kenyan top tier history.K’Ogalo were confirmed champions after beating arch rivals AFC Leopards 2 – 0 on August 25 but had to wait until their third last game of the season to put their hands on the diadem. Gor Mahia fringe players Raphael Asudi and Eliud Lokuwam celebrate after lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC is Gor’s closest in terms of league titles having lifted 12.Gor have dominated the local league winning every title since they broke their long wait in 2013, apart from 2016 when Tusker beat them to the crown.Gor Mahia players were given a guard of honor by Mathare United players in their penultimate match of the season before lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHere are some images from the auspicious occasion in Kisumu that was nonetheless dampened by their failure to win, being held to a 2-2 draw by Mathare United.Dignitaries line up on the podium to hand out medals to Gor Mahia players and technical bench members before lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKisumu Born: Gor Mahia players Boniface Omondi, Bernard Ondiek, Joachim Oluoch and Wellington Ochieng, all who started their football careers in Kisumu enjoy the moment together before lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSelfie time!: Gor Mahia players Lawrence Juma and Eliud Lokuwam enjoy a selfie moment before lifting the club’s 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFormer Prime Minister Raila Odinga waves to an enthusiastic crown before handing Gor Mahia their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTight security: The glittering piece of silverware busks in the Kisumu sun before being handed out to Gor Mahia for a 17th time on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge admires his medal before lining up to lift the club’s 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor Mahia players celebrate on the podium after lifting their 17th Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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The next John Stones? – Everton ‘close’ to signing another Barnsley starlet

first_img1 Barnsley defender Mason Holgate Everton boss Roberto Martinez has revealed the Toffees are on the brink of signing Barnsley defender Mason Holgate.The 18-year-old Tykes centre-back, who has completed a medical at Goodison Park, is expected to finalise his move to the Merseysiders today.Holgate has attracted interest from Arsenal and Manchester United for his signature but has chosen to follow ex-teammate John Stones in making the switch from Barnsley to the Blues.Ahead of Everton’s Saturday lunchtime kick-off against Southampton at St. Mary’s, Martinez told the assembled media at Finch Farm: “Mason is an 18-year-old who has already played 20 games in League One. That shows you the potential he has. He’s one for the future.”last_img read more

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Which hot new Irish band is playing in Inishowen tonight?

first_imgWith their debut album on the horizon, 2016 will be a seminal year for Cult Called Man. They will be playing in Mcgrory’s of Culdaff tonight.With 17 Irish tour dates and two Electric Picnic slots under their belts, A Cult Called Man are making waves on the Irish music scene. With a sound that evokes equal parts of David Bowie and Jim Henson’s Muppets, Cult Called Man’s distinctive feel singles them out amongst a music scene that is increasingly relying on imitation rather than innovation to lead them along the path to success.With standout performances at Electric Picnic’s Salty Dog and Trailer Park stages, along with appearances at nearly every major Irish Festival and a support slot with Anton Newcombe in Dublin’s prestigious Sugar Club, Cult Called Man stand poised to bring their live spectacle to an even greater audience this year.Which hot new Irish band is playing in Inishowen tonight? was last modified: November 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:a cult called manAlternativeculdaffgigmake it easyMcGrorysMUSICpoplast_img read more

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James McClean warned by FA over bad language on social media

first_img Nemanja Matic also chose not to wear a poppy on his Manchester United shirt Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice In 2015 Scottish defender Kirk Broadfoot – then of Rotherham – was suspended for 10 games by the FA after being accused of directing sectarian abuse at McClean.Republic of Ireland international McClean has found himself a target since his arrival in England at Sunderland in 2011 for his refusal to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt.It was during his time at Wigan that he outlined his reasons in an eloquent statement in which he said he would be happy to do so if the symbol commemorated only the First and Second World Wars and not conflicts since.McClean was brought up on the Creggan estate in Derry, also the home of six of the people killed on Bloody Sunday in 1972. 4 Earlier on Monday, McClean posted again on social media after learning about the FA probe into his actions, alleging that he – like Hibernian manager Neil Lennon who was hit by a coin during the Edinburgh derby – was being treated differently because he is an Irish Catholic.‘Because we’re Irish Catholics, they turn a blind eye’ – James McClean slams FAHe posted: “The FA are investigating me after Saturday’s event – for what, exactly? “Yet week in, week out for the past seven years, I get constant sectarian abuse, death threats, objects being thrown, chanting which is heard loud and clear every week which my family, wife and kids have to listen to, they turn a blind eye and not a single word or condemnation of any sort.“Huddersfield away last year while playing (for) West Brom where there was an incident with their fans which was on the game highlights where the cameras clearly caught it, yet the FA when complaint was made to them said there ‘was not enough evidence’.“If it was a person’s skin colour or if it was anti-Muslim, someone’s gender, there would be an uproar and it would be taken in a completely different way and dealt with in a different manner.“But like in Neil Lennon’s case in Scotland, because we are Irish Catholics, they turn a blind eye and nothing is ever said and done.” BEST OF MONEY REVEALED RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE McClean grew up on the Creggan Estate in Derry, Northern Ireland, where six civilians were killed by British soldiers during Bloody Sunday in 1972 huge blow He was not the only player not to wear a poppy on his shirt at the weekend with Manchester United’s Serbia international Nemanja Matic also opting against doing so.Matic said on Instagram: “I recognise fully why people wear poppies, I totally respect everyone’s right to do so and I have total sympathy for anyone who has lost loved ones due to conflict.“However, for me it is only a reminder of an attack that I felt personally as a young, frightened 12-year old boy living in Vrelo as my country was devastated by the bombing of Serbia in 1999.“Whilst I have done so previously, on reflection I now don’t feel it is right for me to wear the poppy on my shirt. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card McClean has refused to wear a poppy on his shirt since he arrived in England in 2011 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won McClean believes he and Neil Lennon are being discriminated against because of their Catholic roots James McClean has been warned by the Football Association for using an offensive word on Instagram but will not face any further action from the organisation.The Stoke winger, 29, criticised people who abused him for refusing to wear a poppy on his shirt – describing them as “uneducated cavemen” before using an expletive which he starred out in his Instagram post.An FA statement said: “Stoke City’s James McClean has been warned by The FA for his use of an offensive word on social media.“We are satisfied that the rest of the player’s postings do not breach FA Rules and, therefore, no further disciplinary action will be taken.“The FA adds that any discriminatory language or behaviour aimed at any person or persons of nationality or faith, as we understand may have been experienced by the player in this case, is unacceptable.”McClean’s post came after he was involved in an angry confrontation with supporters as he left the pitch following Saturday’s 0-0 Sky Bet Championship draw with Middlesbrough. REVEALED “I do not want to undermine the poppy as a symbol of pride within Britain or offend anyone. However, we are all a product of our own upbringing and this is a personal choice for the reasons outlined.“I hope everyone understands my reasons now that I have explained them and I can concentrate on helping the team in the games that lie ahead.”last_img read more

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LADIES FOOTBALL FINALS PENCILLED IN FOR MacCUMHAILL PARK

first_imgTHE showpiece finals of Ladies football will take place this Sunday at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey.Aodh Ruadh take on Milford in the intermediate final at 12 noon.Favourites Termon take on St. Eunans at 1.45pm in the senior championship final. U-12s girls teams from Termon and St Eunan’s will play a mini-blitz at half-time in the senior game. LADIES FOOTBALL FINALS PENCILLED IN FOR MacCUMHAILL PARK was last modified: August 27th, 2013 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:LADIES FOOTBALL FINALS PENCILLED IN FOR MacCUMHAILL PARKlast_img read more

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