Big shot confrontation at Champs

first_imgFormer Cornwall College and Calabar High School thrower Warren Barrett and expert throws coach Marlon Gayle will be watching the Boys and Girls’ Champs Class 1 shot put extra keenly. Barrett and Gayle expect big putts from reigning champion Kyle Mitchell of Calabar and season-leading Petersfield High School ace Kevin Nedrick, but neither is 100 per cent sure who will win. Barrett is hoping his former Calabar training partner will win, but Gayle is simply envisaging a great duel.Speaking at the G.C. Foster College for Sports and Physical Education, where he lectures and coaches, Gayle believes that the record of 19.52m will fall. “I think it’s time for the record to go,” he said at the Central Championships. He traced the ownership of the record from Ashinia Miller, who put 18.98m in 2011; to Fedrick Dacres; at 19.29m in 2013; and to the present holder, Demar Gayle, whom he coached at Edwin Allen. “If you check historically,” he recalled, “Ashinia had it about two years; Dacres took it, and Dacres had it for two years.””Demar did the very same,” he recounted of young Gayle’s 2015 mark of 19.52m.”It is two years old now,” pronounced the coach, “and I think it is time.” His guess is based on Nedrick’s outstanding 2017 season and his 20.08m throw at the CARIFTA Trials.Barrett believes in Mitchell. “I still think Kyle can come on top,” he said recently, “because both guys are capable of one big throw.” Mitchell’s big missile upset Barrett at Champs last year when it landed 19.27m from the circle. “That’s what I’ve noticed about both of them,” he expertly observed, “because last year, both of them threw 19m once, and it was to the shock of many.”Asked what makes the tall and athletic Nedrick so good, Gayle said, “This is a young man that loves competition, and I really admire that”. But he gives Mitchell high ratings in part because of fine work by Calabar throws genius Julian Robinson. “Based on what I’ve seen in Kyle, it’s just to put a few things together and I think from there, it should an exciting competition.”He is longing for a restaging of the 2013 shot fest between Dacres and Chadwick DaCosta from Kingston College. “That was an awesome competition,” the coach said.THRILLING SHOT PUTThe Class 1 shot put has been a thriller all season long. When Nedrick and Mitchell met at the Charlie Fuller Memorial at Manchester High in January, Mitchell took the lead with his last effort with a distance of 18.33m. The Petersfield boy cranked up a final-throw heartbreaker of 18.85m to win. He followed that with heaves of 19.05m at the STETHS Invitational and 18.94m at Western Champs.Nevertheless, Barrett hopes that the Calabar tradition in the throws will continue. “I think that Kyle can come out on top, hopefully, with a 20m throw,” he said in the knowledge that Miller’s national junior record is 20.12m. “I’ve been talking to him and mentoring him about some things I’ve done last year,” Barrett revealed, “and how he can improve on that, so I’ve been talking to him and, hopefully, if it’s God’s will, he’ll come on top at Champs once again.””He’s a very good, very good competitor,” Barrett said of Nedrick. “He’s one of the best I’ve seen since I started track and field.”last_img read more

Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast – the best bits: Tuesday, July 7

first_imgListen back to the highlights of Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. Alan Brazil and Brian Moore were joined on today’s show by John Barnes, Greg Rusedski and Geraint Jones.last_img

McElhinneys share a Guy’s Guide to Buying Lingerie for Valentine’s Day

first_imgThis Valentine’s season can stir fear among many men and women as they wonder what’s the best gift for their partners. The occasion often inspires some brave men to shop for the ultimate romantic present – lingerie.Those who do it for the first time can find themselves out of their depth, with the number of styles, shapes and colours to choose from. Scenes from Father Ted might spring to mind, but the experts at McElhinneys Department Store Ballybofey have shared their tips to end all worries over buying lingerie. Here is the latest McElhinneys Blog post in full, for anyone looking for advice and reassurance before venturing to the underwear floor. For everyone else, there a shoppable links to buy the pieces discreetly. Guys Guide to Buying Lingerieby Niamh PhelanOkay, deep breaths guys, you can do this!Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s time to find the perfect gift for your someone special. Men, if lingerie is on your list, but you’re feeling a little lost or clueless as to how to approach the Lingerie Section, keep reading as we give you the insider tips on finding the perfect fit! Step 1: Need to Know InformationStart your stealthy mission by finding out what size your lucky lady needs – this is vital information so be sure not to skip this step! Find a bra that she wears often and check the label, you should see a number and a letter; both are important, so take note (e.g. Size 34C, 36A, 38F). It is almost impossible to guess a bra size, so unless you’re an expert I wouldn’t attempt a prediction.For underwear, this will be the same as her dress size, which you may already know – kudos to you if you do! If you’re unsure, or just want to double check, you can check any item of clothing or underwear for this information (e.g. Size 10, 12, 14).Step 2: Remember to Shop for Her, Not for YouIt can be very easy to be swept up into the moment of buying the laciest, raciest, little red number you can get your hands on; but remember to ask yourself the real question – Will SHE feel comfortable in it? If all goes to plan, you can buy her something that she will look great and feel fabulous in – just remember, her confidence and comfort is hugely important! Step 3: Arm Yourself with a Goal!Try to set yourself a goal for your shopping trip – do you have a colour in mind? Are you familiar with any particular styles? What is your budget?Aside from her size, it might be a good idea to take a peak in her underwear drawer and her wardrobe in general to see what colours she usually wears – for example if she has a lot of white clothes it’s probably not a great idea to buy her a bright red or deep black bra!Also, from that same snoop you should be able to see what underwear she usually wears and you can try to get something similar, and that way you know she’ll love it! If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can push the boat out – but not too far! Again, remember that you want her to feel like a million dollars, so comfort and sizing is key. For example, if she owns no or very few thongs, it’s probably not the best idea to buy her one… you get the picture! Step 4: When Faced with Adversity, Don’t Give UpEven if you fail to arm yourself with all the information you need, there are great lingerie-alternatives out there, and you can still treat your special lady! Aside from Bras & Briefs, you can get your hands on Babydolls, Chemises, Nightdresses, and many other things that will feel like a special treat, and don’t require quite as much preparation! These pieces are all great examples of non-lingerie pieces that will still be a great Valentines Day Gift!.   Shop the Camisole Pyjama Set >> Gaspe Lace Trim Camisole Pyjama Set, WhiteShop the Nightdress >> Gaspe Velvet Floral Print Chemise Nightdress, BlackShop the Dressing Gown >> Gaspe Lace Trim Satin Dressing Gown, NavyShop the Babydoll >> Loving Moments Underwired Chiffon Babydoll Chemise and Thong Set, RedStep 5: If in Doubt, Consult the ExpertsOur McElhinneys Lingerie Team are fully-trained in sizing and styling the perfect fit for any lucky lady, and they are certainly more than welcoming to any men who need a helping hand! Whether it’s help finding the right style, colour or fit – they are here to help. With oodles to choose from, they can make the experience as easy and painless as possible!Shop the Bra >> Fantasie Jacqueline Side Support Bra, RedShop the Briefs >> Fantasie Jacqueline Lace Briefs, RedDon’t be haunted by another forgettable Valentine’s Day, treat herself (and yourself!) to something special <3Visit for their complete Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.McElhinneys share a Guy’s Guide to Buying Lingerie for Valentine’s Day was last modified: February 7th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:lingerieMCELHINNEYSValentines Daylast_img read more


first_imgROCKHILL HOUSE in Letterkenny could become a centre for renewable energy, donegaldaily has learned.The idea is one of a number now being considered by Donegal County Council for the abandoned army barracks on the outskirts of the town.County Manager Seamus Neely told a meeting of Letterkenny Town Council last night that the authority is still finalising plans to take over the massive estate. It is believed the Government could now only be weeks away from handing the historic house and its grounds to Donegal County Council.It is expected both the Lifford Army Barracks and Rockhill Barracks will be acquired shortly.Donegaldaily understands a number of plans are being considered for Rockhill and its surrounding grounds.They include: *A centre for renewable energy which will include the growing of crops for bio-fuels such as willow*A storage centre for many of the county’s records and archives*An arts and crafts village*A centre for the FCA in the county to carry on the military links with the famous houseWhen contacted Cllr Dessie Larkin, who has been at the forefront of finding a new plan for Rockhill House, said he would prefer not to comment on proposals for its future use. However he paid tribute to former Tanaiste Mary Coughlan for not putting the house and its grounds on the open market.“I have no reason to say this about former Tanaiste Mary Coughlan but Rockhill House would have been sold on the open market but for her.“You could not put a price on it but she listened to us when we lobbied her to ensure that it would be used for the people of Letterkenny and Donegal,” he said.Cllr Larkin said he was satisfied that the County Manager is close to making announcement on the future of the house. “When it was suggested recently that the deal was done, it was premature because it still has not been done.“There are certain issues which we are now closer to resolving and I would be confident the Manager will make an announcement on the future of this fantastic asset shortly,” he said.EndsCOUNCIL CONSIDERS PLANS TO MAKE ROCKHILL HOUSE A GREEN ENERGY CENTRE was last modified: May 10th, 2011 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:renewable energy centreRockhill Houselast_img read more