We’ve to win – McIntosh says of Jamaica’s remaining Pool E matches at Netball World Cup

first_imgTechnical Director Jill McIntosh said the Sunshine Girls have no room for error in their remaining Pool E games at the Netball World Cup, warning that their opponents are no pushovers.”We have to win our two games to be in the semi-final. We have to win,” McIntosh pointed out. “If we lose, there is no way we will be in the semi-finals, so to win is our focus.”We have to play our best. We have to go out and play our normal style of netball as we have been doing and just take it one game at a time as we go. Uganda are looking good and Malawi are very good,” observed McIntosh, the former Australia coach.Jamaica lost their opening game 55-48 to New Zealand on Tuesday and played Uganda (earlier this morning) in their second match of the group, knowing they had to win to keep their semi-final chances intact.Malawi, in the meantime, had lost to New Zealand 57-49 yesterday.”Malawi only lost to New Zealand by eight (goals), so they are a very good team,” McIntosh noted. “They are number six in the world, so we have to be very careful when we play them on Friday, that one won’t be easy,” she said.Despite that, McIntosh is confident that the Sunshine Girls will have enough in the tank for the two African nations.”We have our tactics worked out, we played them (Malawi) last year at the Commonwealth Games and we know we can beat them, but in saying that we know that they are very good, they have improved again, they play a very nice style of netball, so we have to go out and play our best game,” she continued.New Zealand leads Pool E with maximum four points from two matches, while Malawi follow with two points from two games. Prior to last night’s fixtures, Uganda had lost both their matches, while Jamaica had lost once and were yet to get off the mark.last_img read more

Milford GAA extend commiserations to Donegal ladies

first_imgDonegal LadiesHard luck to Amber Barrett and the Donegal Senior Ladies team and management who were defeated in the All Ireland Quarter Final on Saturday.Amber scored a point in the game which Dublin won 1-13 to 2-7 to set up a semi final against Mayo. It was a tremendous effort from all involved and the county and their clubs are very proud of them. Donegal Minors Good luck to Shaun Paul Barrett and his Donegal Minors who play Galway in the All Ireland Semi Final this Sunday at 1.30pm in Croke Park.Good luck also to the clubmen in his backroom team, Darran Nash, Luke Barrett and Conall McFadden as well as Ronan Docherty who is a panel member.Division 2Glenfin v CLG BanG Pairc Tabhoige, Saturday @ 6 & 7pmIn 2013 our Seniors were playing in Division 4, one more win could see them playing Division 1 football in 2017, and for the first time in the Clubs history. The boys have four games remaining to get those precious 2 points, and the first of those takes place this Saturday when they travel to Pairc Tabhoige to take on Glenfin. It would be brilliant if we could have as much support as possible travelling to the game to get behind the lads for this game! The Seniors throw in at 7pm with the Reserves at 6pm.Seniors CLG BnaG 3-11 Naomh Columba 0-13It was yet another game of two halves for Na Galloglaigh as they scored 2-7 in the second half to get the better of a lively and intense Naomh Columba on Sunday. The Glencolombcille men started by far the better and were 0-4 to no score up at a stage before Na Galloglaigh got off the mark. Glen could nearly have been out of sight at half time only for the boys to dig in deep in the last 10 of the half, and with the aid of a Darragh Black goal, went in level at the break 1-4 to 0-7.Na Galloglaigh went ahead for the first time in the game early in the second half but Naomh Columba responded well with 2 points of their own to back into the lead. The blues were able to put a wee bit of daylight between the sides when after about 40 minutes when Cathal Mc Gettigan finished to the top corner from distance for his sides second goal.The boys kicked on from there and a free that dropped short saw Joey Cullen add a third goal in the final 10 minutes. For most of the closing stages there was only one team in it, which didn’t look likely at all in the first half, to see Na Galloglaigh run out winners by 3-11 to 0-13. This result now means that one more win would see the boys promoted to Division 1 for the first time in the clubs history, and the first of their 4 remaining games sees them play Glenfin away next Saturday evening, therefore all support possible would be greatly appreciated.Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Barry McNulty, Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Tj Evesson, Paddy Peoples (0-1), Gary Merritt (0-2), Joey Cullen (1-0), Jonny Logue, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Pauric Curley, Cathal McGettigan (1-5), PJ Hagan, Darragh Black (1-0), Kyle Black. Subs: David Curley (0-2) for Barrett (HT), Conor McNulty for Grier (40m), Kieran Sheridan for Logue (50m), Barrett for K. Black (53m), Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Paul Sweeney, Cormac Toland, Dean Burgess, Martin Doyle, Caolan BoltonReservesCLG BnaG 2-12 Naomh Columba 1-14The Reserves got a much needed win in a close encounter with Glen on Sunday afternoon. The first half was end to end with early Na Galloglaigh scores coming from Caolan Bolton and Ciaran mcHugh. Glen responded with points fromfrees each time before scoring a goal which gave them a 3 point lead. Na Galloglaigh started to dominate the midfield area which allowed them to create more scoring opportunities, however they missed many of these before finally finding their range.The half back line of Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh and Cormac Toland contributed a point each which brought them back into the game. Glen added 2 more points to move back into the lead but goalkeeper Sean Gallagher scored a 45 and then a long range free to bring the sides levelat half time, 0-7 to 1-4. Glen scored teh 1st point of the 2nd half, but 2 goals i quick succession from the home team opened a 5 point lead. First a long ball into the full forward line was flicked on by Paul Fisher into the path of James Whelan who cooly slotted the ball past the Glen keeper. Minutes later Caolan Bolton won a kickout and surged towards the opposition goal, he found Martin Doyle with an angled pass and Doyle placed the ball in the bottom corner. Doyle then added a point which gave Na Galloglaigh a commanding led, however they had to fight hard to hold on to it. Glen started chipping away at the lead and had the deficit back to 2 points at one stage. Centre back Enda McHugh added 2 more points to his tally before Glen responded with scores to get back to within a point. Gary Helferty and Paul Sweeney added points to give a 2 point lead in the closing stages, while Glen scored the final point of the game but were unable to get an equaliser as the Na Galloglaigh defence stood firm to hang on for a hard fought win.Team: Sean Gallagher (0-2), Patrick Ferry, Paul Grier, Gearoid Horkan, Cormac Toland (0-1), Enda McHugh (0-3), Cormac Friel (0-1), Paul Sweeney (0-1), Kieran Gorman, Dean Burgess, Caolan Bolton (0-1), Ryan Ferry, Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Paul Fisher, Emmet Conaghan. Subs: James Whelan (1-0) for Burgess (15m), Conall McFadden and Martin Doyle (1-1) for Gallagher and R. Ferry (HT), Gary Helferty (0-1) for C. McHugh (45m), Matthew Stewart for Conaghan (50m), Tony McGettiganLotto This weeks lotto numbers were 2-5-7-17. No jackpot winner, no match 3 winners, two entries drawn win €35 each.Fergus Friel, The Lagg, and Francie Logue, Glenvar. Next weeks Jackpot is €980.Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club. Underage CoachingAnyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)Lotto DatabaseLotto 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 drawLotto Sellers RequiredThe Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114Contact UsFor 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.comCLG BnaG Club GearA 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 0868194751Milford GAA extend commiserations to Donegal ladies was last modified: August 16th, 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:Milford GAANoteslast_img read more