SHAY GIVEN: ‘I STILL DREAM OF PLAYING FOR DONEGAL’

first_imgIRELAND goalkeeping legend Shay Given has said he still dreams of playing in nets for Donegal – and he says he might still do yet!The Lifford man posed for pictures with Donegal manager Jim McGuinness in Glasgow on Tuesday as he travelled there for the Champions League clash between Celtic and Juventus. “I’ve gotten to know him (Jim) through the Donegal football team goalkeeping coach — Pat Shovlin — who said Jim would like to meet up with me at the Juventus game,” said Shay in his column for the Irish Sun. “So we met up in Glasgow and it was a really good night despite the result against Juventus. I enjoyed his company and we spoke a lot about sport. He’s an intelligent guy who’s really passionate about sport and it was interesting to hear his slant on various things.“He knows so much, but what struck me about him was that he’s really keen to keep on learning and he took the chance to pick my brain as much as I did his.“He asked me too did I ever think about playing for Donegal some day. I don’t know if he was serious or joking, it’s hard to tell with Jim. If he was serious, then who knows! As I said to him — ‘never say never’!”  ********Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily SHAY GIVEN: ‘I STILL DREAM OF PLAYING FOR DONEGAL’ was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:SHAY GIVEN: ‘I STILL DREAM OF PLAYING FOR DONEGAL’last_img read more

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Finn Harps’ game against St Pats is rescheduled

first_imgThe FAI has announced that the Finn Harps versus St. Patrick’s Athletic League of Ireland Premier Division game has been re-fixed for Tuesday week the 11th of October at Finn Park (kick-off 8pm). The game originally due to be played in Ballybofey last Friday evening was called-off due to an unplayable pitch. It’s means that Ollie Horgan’s side face five games in 12 days.It starts tomorrow evening against Galway United followed by Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds on Tuesday night. Bray Wanderers are the visitors to Finn Park next Friday night and on the following Tuesday night it is that re-fixed match against St Pat’s. And then it’s the long trip to play Cork City on Friday the 14th of October.Finn Harps’ game against St Pats is rescheduled was last modified: September 30th, 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

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India’s folk culture showcased at Games opening

first_imgThe vividness of country’s folk culture was on its full display at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in New Delhi on Sunday when dancers from Ladakh to Kerala and Sikkim to Gujarat gave a scintillating performance. Celebrating the ‘spirit of India’, the performers from 18 states showcased the richness, vibrancy and diversity in the country’s folk culture. Titled ‘Celebration’, folk dancers from various corners of the country came together to rejoice and dance in celebration of the message of the Mahatma. Showcased were flower dance from Ladakh, Bihu dance from Assam, Bhagoria from Madhya Pradesh, Panthi from Chattisgarh, Ghantu from Sikkim, Bhangra from Punjab, Kalbelia from Rajasthan and Ghoomar from Haryana.- With inputs from PTIlast_img

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John McEnroe refuses to apologise to Serena Williams, ranks himself 1200th in the world

first_imgTennis legend John McEnroe has refused to aplologise to Serena Williams for his comments that tennis ace would be in the world’s top 700 if she was on the men’s circuit. However, his comments did not go down too well with Serena, who has won an Open Era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles.Following the controversy, McEnroe was asked whether he would apologise for his comments? He said, “No. I didn’t know it would create controversy. I’ve said this 1000 times. I don’t want anything to go wrong with Serena because she’s pregnant. I don’t want to upset her. I’ve got a solution. Solve the problem, and I’m sure the men would be all for this – the men and women play together. And then we don’t have to guess.”The seven-time Grand Slam champion further said he would be ranked 1200th currently in the world.”You asking me at 58 years of age where I would be ranked in the tour if I had played the best of five which is what the men have to do to win majors, I would be currently about 1200th in the world,” McEnroe said.WATCH: John McEnroe refuses to apologize for Serena Williams comments https://t.co/IqJnNVNhgc pic.twitter.com/5zySS1TuB5- CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 27, 2017Where would John McEnroe rank himself? “I would be, currently, about 1,200 in the world.” pic.twitter.com/KJSMBiuBlY- CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 27, 2017McEnroe, a former player and now TV commentator, had said Serena is the best women’s tennis player in history – “no question.” But when asked whether she was the sport’s best ever, regardless of gender, he made clear he didn’t think so.He said he thought Serena could beat some men, “but if she had to just play the circuit – the men’s circuit – that would be an entirely different story.” He said if she tried to be part of the men’s tour, “she’d be like 700 in the world.”advertisementSerena, who is taking a break from the tennis tour because she is pregnant, responded via Twitter to comments McEnroe made during a weekend interview with NPR to promote his latest book.Serena tweeted, “I adore and respect you,” but asks him to “please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.”Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based.- Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017In one of her tweets, Williams wrote: “I’ve never played anyone ranked ‘there’ nor do I have time.”She added: “Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”I’ve never played anyone ranked “there” nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir- Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 26, 2017last_img read more

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