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Buoyant Deise likely to pose strong challenge for Tipp

first_imgRonan Maher says the Premier will need to be in the right frame of mind if they’re to make it two wins out of two in Division 1A.Tipp began their campaign with a 16 point victory over Dublin at Croke Park last weekend.The Thurles Sarsfields clubman thinks the Déise will be a much tougher nut to crack after they beat Kilkenny last weekend in Nowlan Park Tipp FM will have live coverage of the match at Walsh Park from 1.50pm on Sunday in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group, Nenagh, Thurles & Roscrea and O’Dwyer Brothers, Tipperary Town.last_img

For Wellington’s Tyler Ybarra, family comes first

first_imgEditor’s note — The following is a story that was written by Craig Hagerman of the Toronto Observer which was posted on March 5. Tyler Ybarra is a Wellington High School graduate. DUNEDIN, FLA. – Baseball means the world to Tyler Ybarra, but for the Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguer, his family means the universe.The 24-year-old left-hander has wanted to be a big-league pitcher ever since he was just four years old, but a leave of absence two years after he was selected in the 43rd round of the 2008 draft put those dreams on hold.In 2010, Ybarra made one of the toughest decisions of his life when he walked away from the game of baseball to be with his family.“I was young, I was about 19 years old then and a lot of things were happening around me in terms of life and growing up, and then my family hit a rough patch,” says Ybarra.Though he refrained from getting into specifics, the son of a former Cincinnati Reds fifth-round pick believes that the decision to take a step back from baseball was really important to him, and really helped to put the game that he loves into perspective.“It was a year that looking back, I’m glad I did it,” says the Wellington, KS native. “I grew up a lot through that year and it made me realize how much I appreciate the game of baseball. Missing 18 months of it straight; getting back to it was a real good time. It was a real humbling experience.”During the time that the teenager left it all behind, he lived life as a normal 19-year-old.“I was completely away for the majority of it,” he says. “I was working a regular job [from] 9 to 6; I was staying pretty busy.”For Ybarra, it seems like the decision paid off tenfold. The time off didn’t seem to slow him down, as after returning to the rookie class Bluefield Blue Jays in 2011 the pitcher played some of his best ball to date. Toronto’s farmhand put up a 2-0 record in 46 innings while striking out 54 batters.The fastball-heavy pitcher credits this success on the mound to his new outlook on baseball.“I quit taking the game for granted,” he says. “I showed up to work every day with a positive attitude. I came back thinking, ‘If I’m going to do it I’m going to go 100 per cent and let the ball fall wherever.’”In November, the family that Ybarra holds so dear grew by one more as he welcomed the birth of his first child, a beautiful baby girl.“She was kind of the focal point of my whole entire off-season and I really enjoyed that,” says the new dad. “Being a father is probably the most proud and exciting thing that’s ever happened to me. And I try to spend as much time with her as I can.”Being with the organization since 2008 and most recently playing with the Dunedin Blue Jays of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, Ybarra calls Dunedin his second home, but for the family man, Kansas is where he likes to be.“Back home in Kansas, my whole family stays there,” he says. “I’m a big family guy so I like to get back there.” Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down crusader pride · 335 weeks ago Great job Tyler. Priorities Number one. Best of Luck to you. You already did Wellington Proud…Great Story thanks for sharing on the cow. Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Big Dave · 335 weeks ago Proud of you Tyler, I’ve seen you change a lot over the years. Keep on keeping on Report Reply 0 replies · active 335 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mary Tucker · 333 weeks ago Awesome story Ty…I am extremely proud of you! You have come full circle and sounds like life is good to you! Love you sweetie! Mary Tucker Report Reply 0 replies · active 333 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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Youths urged to be bilingual

first_imgWorld Literacy DayWorld Literacy Day, created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), was observed on Sunday, September 9 to mark the importance of knowledge and the ability to read.Attendees during the World Literacy Day activityThe celebrations continued on Monday, as the Rights of the Child Commission (RCC) held its formal ceremony at Grand Coastal hotel, where students were encouraged not just to eliminate illiteracy, but to recognise the importance of being bilingual.Commissioner Nicole Cole insisted that it is a good skill to possess with the movement of people in Guyana and the fact that the country is surrounded by people who speak a different language.In the secondary education system, Spanish, French and Portuguese are taught as part of the curriculum for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certification (CSEC) examination.“I want to encourage everyone here to learn another language. Guyana is seated in South America, strategically located. We have Suriname, the Dutch. We have Brazil, the Portuguese and then we have Venezuela, the Spanish. It is important for us not only to be boxed in by one language, especially with the high influx of migration into our country by the Spanish-speaking people,” Cole expressed.Similar sentiments were shared by Member of Parliament, Dr Vindhya Persaud, who insisted that age should not limit one’s learning. Literacy, she noted, is significantly measured as a mechanism to increase confidence.“There is no shame in attending a class and learning how to read. For those of you who have parents and grandparents who cannot read, give them the gift of reading…Never use age as a barrier to learning and ensure that learning always remains accessible to all,” Persaud encouraged.She later added that men are still dominating the statistics for being illiterate. This calls for stronger approaches to ensure that youths complete their education.“As you talk about literacy, understand the ramifications of not being literate and understand too, that you can be…The world’s statistics show that men are outstripping women when it comes it being illiterate. So it leaves us in a conundrum what is happening. I think what needs to happen is that more focus must be placed in making sure that our young people not only go to school, but they stay in school,”Last year, it was revealed that that only 50 per cent of children in the hinterland communities attend secondary school after they would have graduated from the primary education programme.Additionally, only 75 per cent of children on the coastland are provided with the opportunity to complete their secondary education.September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on October 26, 1966 at 14th session of UNESCO’s general conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967 with the mission of highlighting the importance of literacy to individuals and society.Statistics show that approximately 17 per cent of people in the world are illiterate. Every year, the literacy rate increases by some four per cent.last_img read more

RUGBY: LETTERKENNY 1STs BEGIN SEASON IN STYLE AGAINST VIRGINIA

first_imgLETTERKENNY RUGBY NOTES:Senior First Team: Letterkenny begin season in style Letterkenny 1st XV 31 – Virginia 8The new season began well at Dave Gallagher Park with a visit from Cavan Club, Virginia on what turned out to be a very warm and sunny day giving near perfect conditions, on a wonderful pitch. The Letterkenny men started off quite rusty as expected, in the first game of the season. New Captain Andrew Gibson soon settled his men though and the hard work in preseason, soon showed as they built phase after phase eventually allowing 2nd Row Ben Mortimer to break the line and get a try beneath the posts.Virginia responded with pressure, pushing right to the Kenny try line but the defence was strong and they couldn’t get through. They were rewarded however with 3 points from a penalty in front of the posts. Another try for Kenny from wing Cian Curran gave them a strong lead at the half time. 12-3 to Letterkenny.The 2nd half was dominated by Letterkenny. Tries from Darragh Nolan, John Anthony McFadden and prop Rae Clarke, really showcased of this Letterkenny sides potential. Some great conversions from full back Bryan McGinley added to the tally. A late break away try from Virginia gave the visitors some consolation, but there was still no taking away from this very good Letterkenny performance.Letterkenny 1st XV: Chris Digimas, Gary Canning, Rae Clarke, Ben Mortimer, Kevin Durran, Terence Gallagher, Craig Herron, Ciaran Clarke, Conal Sheridan, Andrew Gibson (C), Cian Curran, Sean Deery, John Anthony McFadden, Darragh Nolan, Bryan McGinley. Next week see’s the 1st XV host Strabane in the first round of the Gordon West Cup. The 2nd XV are starting their season with a visit to Carrickfinn to play Tir Chonaill, at the airport._______________________________________________________________At Youth level Letterkenny had a great start, hosting City of Derry on a beautiful day.Under 14s won 24 – Nil with 2 tries from Fantastic Fabio, one each from Mya Alcorn, Adam Quinn and conversions from Bobby McGettigan and Charlie Worth. Letterkenny really outclassed a Derry side that lost heart from early on, even though they showed ability. The rematch should be good.Under 16s won 28 – 7 with tries from Will Douglas, Oisin McGarvey, Oran Wilson and Ciaran Aitken plus 4 straight conversions from Fionn McGarvey. This was always a very one sided affair, but the Derry team never gave up trying, so it was very entertaining. All players got an outing. Under 18s won 37 – 20 and it was a hard, fast, physical display, which saw Letterkenny start well with two tries by Adam Quinn and Hughie Merlehan and one conversion by Ryan Mortimer leaving them ahead by just 2 points at half time, because Derry came back with two tries. But the second half saw Kenny take control, adding 3 more tries from, Kieran Sweeney, Ryan Mortimer and a stunning Sam MacGinty ‘Solo’ after catching a restart kick from the gifted boot of Ryan Mortimer – he ran the pitch, ducking and diving past four tackles to cross the line. Again Ryan Mortimer converted twice along with an earlier perfect 2 penalty kicks. This contest was a wonderful Derby and the after match fun showed what the game is all about. Owen Ferry from Derry got an especially ‘warm’ reception coming off the pitch from the locals.RUGBY: LETTERKENNY 1STs BEGIN SEASON IN STYLE AGAINST VIRGINIA was last modified: September 15th, 2014 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:Letterkenny Rugby Club noteslast_img read more