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20 Feb 19
Bear65's Blog

BLTF 021719 D-I The start to the 2019 NCAA Men’s D-I Lacrosse season is giving signs of a seismic shift in leadership.  Traditional top teams including Johns Hopkins, Syracuse, Virginia, and Duke have suffered losses while teams that have been just on the outside looking in—Colgate, Towson, Penn State and High Point—are making some early […]

19 Feb 19
Animal Encounters: ENGLISH 1020

I for one can NOT sing. Can you grasp the idea of a Gorilla singing better than you? Many people do not know the complexity and intelligence that Gorillas are capable of. Gorillas are the largest living primates on the planet. Naturally most would not expect them to be capable of such extraordinary talents. Believe […]

18 Feb 19
Isabella Romance Novels

If your springtime looks a little chilly, I’ve got a great selection of books you can cozy up to. I’ve picked out 15 new Gothic books you can read this spring, so get ready to lose yourself in a classic genre full of mystery and madness.
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18 Feb 19
26 Year ITCH

Decisions, decisions! I’d worked out that I needed Tuesday to be a prep day for the Wye Spring Festival on Wednesday and Thursday, so I definitely wanted to do something on the Monday. Newbridge was tempting, throwing up some serious Bream weights and probably good for Roach too, but I was still a bit miffed […]

18 Feb 19
Galway United Blog

  Introducing Killian Maher-Dunne, a sports writer and Shamrock Rovers fan, who will be contributing a weekly recap of the Premier Division, as well as a monthly feature article.
 The League of Ireland kicked off this weekend on Friday, 15th of February, and did not fail surprise anyone. The season had been eagerly awaited by […]

18 Feb 19
The Paddy

by Paddy Henry Declan Devine’s new look Candystripes soared to the top of the SSE Airtricity League on Friday with an impressive 3-0 win over a lacklustre UCD side Sheffield United loanee David Parkhouse netted on his debut at the Brandywell netting from close range 20 minutes in The home side doubled their advantage shortly […]

17 Feb 19
Walk in Newness of Life Romans 6:4

Bristol Skype Fellowship and Teaching A big thank you to Pedro and Ana Riberio who run the fellowship for Kim and I as we were ministering in Norway with the wonderful believer there, Welcome to Kelly Drennan from Florida who join us for the first time In Skype Fellowship and is on fire for God. […]

17 Feb 19
Killian's Weekend Review

The League of Ireland kicked off this weekend on Friday, 15th of February, and the League true to it’s word did not fail surprise anyone. The season had been eagerly awaited by all, from the mites of Dundalk under new management in Vinny Perth, to the newly promoted teams of Finn Harps and UCD. Every […]

17 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
BRENDAN CLARKE has been told to stick to the saves and leave the penalties to the experts. Goalkeeper Clarke produced a stunning stop to deny Garry Buckley in St Pat’s 1-0 win over Cork City on Friday. St Pat’s goalkeeper Brendan Clarke The game was decided by Mikey Drennan’s spot-kick in the first half. Clarke took and scored St Pat’s last penalty — against Sligo Rovers in September — and also converted in a shootout against Shelbourne in the Leinster Senior Cup final the same month. But new boss Harry Kenny looked aghast when asked if the keeper was again in the frame to try his luck from 12 yards. Kenny said: “Brendan? Did I want him to take the penalty? No, I’d rule that out straight away. What a save by @BrenClarke1 last night to keep the game scoreless. Clarkey and the lads definitely earned their clean sheet last night 🙌🏻 #Saints2019 pic.twitter.com/7sl3hTca8Y — St Patrick's Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) February 16, 2019 “I don’t like keepers taking penalties. “Jesus, if one of the 10 outfield players can’t take a penalty, there’s ­something up isn’t there? You won’t get the ball off Drennan anyway.” Drennan had to feed off scraps on Friday but ­ultimately decided the match and Kenny reckons he could have a big impact this season. He explained: “He’s been going great in pre-season. He scoring, he hasn’t missed a training session, he’s in good form. Harry Kenny is not a fan of goalkeepers taking penalties “He’s after losing a bit of weight, getting himself fit so he has the goods to have a right go this season.” Kenny is also looking for Chris Forrester to get himself into shape and will give him a run out against Wexford in the Leinster Senior Cup tonight to help. The boss added: “He was very unfit when he came back from Aberdeen. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “I was surprised that he was playing Scottish ­Premiership and not being too clever fitness-wise. “But Chris isn’t the best at getting himself fit in the first place. I know that from being with him five years ago but when we get him up to speed a little bit he’ll do better. “He was good on Friday but I’d like him to be ­better. I might give him another go in the Leinster Senior Cup, just to bring him up to speed.”
16 Feb 19
League of Ireland and Premier League discussion

Big crowds at every ground. The opening day attendances in the League of Ireland on Friday night was very positive. Nearly 3500 turned up at Richmond Park, 2900 at Dalymount Park, over 4000 at the RSC, 3500 at the Brandywell Stadium and 3000 at Oriel Park were all unprecedented turn outs before kick-off. Bohs and […]

16 Feb 19
League of Ireland

The Harry Kenny era got off to the perfect start at Richmond Park last night as they beat perennial title contenders Cork City 1-0.

16 Feb 19
WCCG 104.5 FM

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16 Feb 19
Bear65's Blog

BLTF 021019     D-I BEARS vs. BEARS Cleveland State (Justin Conner) 8 Michigan (Zach Johnson) 10 With five minutes left in the second quarter, Michigan led 7-0 and it look like a historic rout was on.  The Vikings found their game and by launching their own 6-0 were able to trim Big Blue’s lead […]

15 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
AN OPENING-NIGHT defeat will leave Cork City fans wondering whether this season is likely to be better than last. But Mikey Drennan’s 30th-minute penalty will have the St Pat’s faithful believing that there are better times ahead under new boss Harry Kenny. Mikey Drennan bagged the winner from the penalty spot This was far from a classic, with both sides surely capable of better to come, but it was certainly a step in the right direction for the hosts. In front of a crowd of 3,479, including Ireland boss Mick McCarthy, Pat’s showed a resolve which was missing all too often in recent seasons. Keeper Brendan Clarke and Conor Clifford, in particular, were excellent. City will feel they did not deserve to lose this but, after falling behind, they did not do enough. New Saints boss Harry Kenny They a blow before kick-off when Gearóid Morrissey pulled out with a hamstring strain, sparking a reshuffle. Kevin O’Connor came into the midfield with Darragh Rainsford taking his place on the bench, where John Caulfield also opted to swap in Garry Comerford instead of Matty Gillam. City had three players making their league debut, compared to Saints’ four. The visitors had the brighter start. Inside nine minutes, Conor McCarthy put a header wide and fellow defender Dan Casey was denied by Clarke. If that save was routine, the next one was not — with some in the crowd comparing it to that made by the late Gordon Banks from Pele at the 1970 World Cup. It looked as though Garry Buckley had headed the impressive Daire O’Connor’s cross home but Clarke came from nowhere to keep it out. Although St Pat’s were not carving out opportunities, one of their new recruits Rhys McCabe was catching the eye with some probing passes. Conor McCormack battles Chris Forrester The hosts’ best passing move saw Drennan and Clifford combine to send Simon Madden away down the right but he fired off-target when a low ball into the box was the better option. But Kenny’s side hit the front just before the half-hour mark. Ref Neil Doyle pointed to the spot after Clifford had been pulled down by Seán McLoughlin — and Drennan drilled a spot-kick past Mark McNulty. City regrouped and O’Connor continued to look like their dangerman. The visitors needed a big second half but fell well short in a dull affair. It took until 27 minutes after the restart for City to force Clarke into a save of note from open play, O’Connor trying his luck from distance. And the closest Cork came to a leveller was through a dipping effort from Conor McCarthy, which Clarke kept out. SUN STAR MAN Conor Clifford (St Pat’s) [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SPORT ” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] ST PAT’S: Clarke 8; Toner 7, Webster 6, Desmond 7; Madden 6, Clifford 8, Lennon 7, McCabe 7, Bermingham 6 (Coleman 90, 2) ; Forrester 6 (Shaw 68, 5); Drennan 6 (Miele 84, 4). CORK CITY: McNulty 6; McCarthy 6, Casey 6, McLoughlin 5, Griffin 6; McCormack 6 (Nash 76, 4), K O’Connor 6 (Comerford 71, 5); D O’Connor 8, Buckley 7, Tilley 5 (Cummins 62, 4); Sheppard 6. REFEREE: N Doyle (Dublin) 7.
15 Feb 19
NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands News Blog

Health care is becoming increasingly complex as a result of the developments in therapy and changing demography. Health care is a massive service industry and one of the largest parts of the economy in high-income countries. Like most service industries, health care relies heavily on human resources, and costs can be controlled by skill substitution […]

14 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
IAN BERMINGHAM believes that a winter of change has stopped the rot at St Pat’s — but that it is too soon to expect a title challenge. New boss Harry Kenny — who faces Cork City in his first league game in charge tonight at Richmond Park — was assistant manager to Liam Buckley in 2013 when the Saints won the league. Ian Bermingham reckons its too soon for a St Pat’s title challenge But although St Pat’s got their hands on the FAI Cup the following year and the EA Sports Cup in 2015 and 2016, there was a marked decline in their Premier Division performances. Buckley parted company with the Inchicore club last September, with Kenny’s main task to make the Dublin outfit competitive again. Bermingham is heading into his 10th season with the Saints as part of a much-changed squad, with nine new players brought in over the close-season. And the left-back believes European qualification should be well within their grasp again. New St Patrick’s Athletic boss Harry Kenny He said: “We’ve a new manager who has freshened things up with a lot of new signings and we’ve changed training ground. “There’s a lot of little things that have been changed as well and it’s all for the better I think. “Without a doubt, the club was on a bit of a slide. We underachieved. “This season, we’ve got to get back into Europe. That’s the main aim. “People will put a bit of expectation on us with the squad we have and the way things have gone in pre-season. “Who knows? If we get ourselves in a good position with three-quarters of the season gone we’ll have a crack at it. But we’ve got to be realistic. With the squad we have we should be in Europe, that’s the aim. “I know people are probably tipping us to do a little bit better but we haven’t been challenging the top two for the last few years. “There are players on longer contracts now, we’re kind of building and in the next couple of years you’d hope we can sustain a challenge.” Bermingham, 29, is around long enough to know that a decent pre-season does not bring any guarantees going into a fresh campaign. But the defender thinks that Kenny has assembled a good enough squad for the new boss to have selection issues ahead of the Leesiders’ visit to the capital this evening. He added: “The manager, staff and players are all happy with how pre-season has gone but we haven’t really been tested yet. “Playing Cork — who’ve been in the top two for the last few years — will be a good measure for us. It will be a challenge. Chris Forrester has returned to Richmond Park “I think there will be a big crowd at Richmond because there’s a bit of positivity around the club and hopefully we can put on a show in the first game of the season. “The manager is going to have big decisions and I actually don’t know who he’s going to play because everyone has been flying. “We have two quality strikers in Mikey Drennan and Gary Shaw. “Whoever plays, they will score goals. Between them and the midfielders we have, I think we’ll be strong. “I think we’ll score more goals than we have done in recent years. “The way we play, we will create a lot of chances so hopefully we can take them now.” Among the close-season captures are the returning Chris Forrester and Brandon Miele, who joined from Shamrock Rovers, with both talents hoping to kickstart their careers following a lack of progress. Bermingham said: “Nothing has really changed with Chris, there’s nothing big-time about him. “But he’s playing with a smile on his face again and hopefully we’ll see the best of him. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ SPORT” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “I think Brandon is going to have a big season but I don’t think he has a point to prove. “He was one of the best in the league. “Last season didn’t really happen for him for whatever reason but he’s going to be a big player for us.”