Away day blues as Portlaoise suffer first loss of the season

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport Rugby Away day blues as Portlaoise suffer first loss of the season SportRugby Facebook Twitter By Steven Miller – 28th October 2018 Wexford Wanderers 18 Portlaoise 8Rugby – Leinster League Division 2AThe Portlaoise rugby team suffered their first loss of their Leinster League Division 2A campaign when they went down 18-8 away to Wexford this afternoon.Following three opening round wins, the loss stalls Portlaoise’s progress.Jack Redding, last week’s match winner against Clondalkin, opened the scoring with a 10th minute penalty but Wexford struck for a 16th minute try and added penalties in the 21st and 34th minute to go in at the break leading by 11-3.Portlaoise upped their game considerably on the restart and were rewarded when Robin Foot touched down after good forward pressure and an effective drive.That reduced the gap to three but the home side made sure of the win with another try and conversion with ten minutes remaining and Portlaoise couldn’t take anything from the game. WhatsApp Pinterest Community Paddy McEvoy’s side will now need to up their performance and commitment in the coming weeks, beginning next week at home to bottom side New Ross.The loss sees them drop to fourth in the table, two points behind today’s opponents and three behind joint leaders Clondalkin and Newbridge, two sides that Portlaoise have beaten this season.Meanwhile, the Portlaoise seconds suffered their second big loss in a week – they went down 41-7 to Wexford today.PORTLAOISE: Niall Keenan; Jamie Holohan, Armand Smit, Simon Williams, Michael Fennelly; Jack Reddin, Philip O’Brien; Paudie Bourke, Harry Lalor, Eanna Delaney; Diarmuid Joyce, Will Sherlock; Mark Sherlock, Ross Cooper, Robin Foot. Replacements: Pat Breen, Sean Smyth, Ian Corrigan, James Dowling, Brian FlannerySEE ALSO – Beat the Barge in Vicarstown is back for another year Twittercenter_img TAGSPortlaoise Rugby Club WhatsApp Community Council Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Away day blues as Portlaoise suffer first loss of the season Facebook New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleThe interview of the year, Presidential Polls and You’re a Star – It’s our top storiesNext articleAll of this week’s local CCFL soccer results Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point.last_img read more

Five players who impressed in 2020

first_img Published on December 23, 2020 HealthyWomanMagTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldHealthyWomanMag|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Five players who impressed in 2020 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Post by Andre-Pierre Cronje From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ As the year draws to its close, ANDRE-PIERRE CRONJE picks out five players who have impressed in the domestic season to date.Vincent Tshituka (22)One of the more undercelebrated members of this young Lions team, Tshituka has nevertheless quietly become one of their best. In what feels like a breakthrough season for the young flank, he’s beginning to start consistently and is making the blindside jersey his own.Tshituka is the archetypical Lions back row player – less bulk more dynamism (with a deceptive turn of pace mixed in for good measure). At only 22 years of age you can expect a big future for the young man.Cornal Hendricks (32)Everyone loves a comeback story and Hendricks’ ranks as good a one as you’re likely to find. After a heart condition seemingly ended his rugby career prematurely, Hendricks has battled the odds and remarkably is back playing rugby. And seriously good rugby at that!After making the switch to inside centre (a move that has proven inspired) Hendricks has offered the Bulls an incisiveness on attack that has been long absent from Loftus. His sevens skills have been at the fore as he’s made plenty of line-breaks but also distributed the ball nicely to his lethal outside backs.Zak Burger (22)One should always exercise caution in making comparisons between players but there’s more than a hint of a young Faf de Klerk about Zak Burger. It may be the way he constantly looks to up the tempo of the game; his propensity to attack the fringes of rucks; his dogged defence; or simply the unmistakeable haircut!Whatever it may be, Burger has been a standout in a pretty average Griquas team this season and it wouldn’t be a surprise if a few contract offers come his way soon. Hopefully he will remain in the country and should his career continues at the current rate, who knows where it could go?Dylan Richardson (21)One of the most talented forwards in the country, the former hooker has found his home at openside flank this season. The switch to the back row has allowed Richardson to free up his game and now he’s really making waves. The Sharks man is undoubtedly one of the best players over the ball in South Africa and playing at flank allows him to attack more breakdowns.When he’s not stealing possession he’s being a total nuisance. Richardson (who could not be more of a Durban boytjie if he tried) recently managed to get under the skin of Duane Vermeulen – not an easy man to rattle. It’s precisely that type of niggle that has made him so effective this season. Everyone wants some skulduggery from their openside!Angelo Davids (21)Mercurial and fleet of foot, the sevens convert has shone in a disjointed Province backline. Davids has been starved of possession but never fails to make an impact when he eventually does get ball in hand.Though his career is very much in its infancy, there’s an electricity about Davids’ play that gives the impression he’ll go far. His lightning pace and ability to step off both feet will no doubt draw comparison to a certain Springbok winger who also played for Province once upon a time…It is worth noting that of the five standouts I have chosen, four are under the age of 23. It’s encouraging to see the quality and intent of so many youngsters and suggests that South African rugby is in rude health. The future looks bright.Photo: Christiaan Kotze/BackpagePixcenter_img ‘ MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Andre-Pierre Cronje, Bulls, Columns, Currie Cup, Lions, Sharks, Super Rugby, Top headlines ‘  1470  44 Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Cornal Hendricks is tackled last_img read more

Highberry Music Festival Reveals Initial Lineup At New Mulberry Mountain Location

first_imgNestled into the Ozark of Arkansas, Mulberry Mountain will play host to the 7th annual Highberry Music Festival from June 30 – July 4. Today, the festival revealed their initial lineup, offering up a diverse group of talent like Papadosio, The Jeff Austin Band, Cornmeal, The Desert Dwellers, Forgotten Space, That 1 Guy, and Friends of the Phamily.Mulberry Mountain was the site of Wakarusa Festival, the organizers of which recently declared that they would be dealing with legal issues in lieu of holding the annual event. Highberry is stepping into the grounds, and plan to add more artists on January 26th.The festival anticipates as many as 25 bands performing on their two stages, with early bird ticketing underway now at the festival’s website here.last_img read more

Dorset’s Grassroots Solar earns Brilliance Award

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Grassroots Solar, Inc of Dorset was recently named one of the recipients of the 2018 “Brilliance Awards” by Sonnen Batterie, the global leader in intelligent residential energy storage based in Germany. These new awards are bestowed upon thought leaders and innovators who, in partnership with Sonnen, have demonstrated a tireless commitment to creating a cleaner and more reliable energy future for all through innovation, collaboration and customer education.In giving the award, Sonnen stated, “As an active advocate for energy storage, Grassroots Solar is creating a clean energy future through extensive homeowner education. This includes advocating with local and state representatives as well as their innovation with projects in Puerto Rico to increase awareness about energy resilience for people devastated by climate disasters.” Bill Laberge, President of Grassroots Solar, holding his “Brilliance Award,” with Jessica Weiss of Sonnen Batterie company.Bill Laberge, president of Grassroots Solar, said that he is very honored to be recognized by such a highly regarded industry leader.“We have worked hard to educate and explain the benefits of solar energy and back-up energy storage. Our work in Puerto Rico on behalf of the hurricane victims, shows the powerful difference solar and storage can make in providing energy security.” Grassroots Solar is a full service, Vermont-based solar installation and energy storage company. For more information, visit is external). Source: Dorset, VT Grassroots Solar, Inc 10.31.2018last_img read more

Drinkwater still wants to wear No.6

first_imgRugby League Scott Drinkwater has struggled to adapt to North Queensland’s defensive system but would still prefer to be in the frontline at five-eighth rather than fullback. After a month out with a knee injury, Drinkwater wore the No.1 in last Saturday’s 31-30 loss to the Rabbitohs and set up two tries with kicks. The 23-year-old, who played 10 games at fullback in 2019, likes being the custodian but reiterated he sees himself as a half. “I think I like getting the ball earlier. I always played [five-eighth] growing up until probably two years ago,” he said. However, Drinkwater acknowledged his defence needs work. The Terrigal product has missed 31 tackles this year – the equal-second most of any Cowboy – with an average of 3.1 per game. He evaluated his efforts after a torrid night against the Roosters in round nine where he played the last 27 minutes with an MCL problem, missing five tackles and making four handling errors. “I had a shocker against the Roosters and I was a bit devastated for a couple of weeks,” Drinkwater said. ”And with the injury it didn’t help. I tried to get away from footy a little bit there. I was pretty gutted about my injury and the game. “Coming back into training, I looked at my defence and the way structurally our defensive system is. “I’ve still got a lot to learn though. It’s a totally new system to what I defended in at Melbourne. It’s something that I’ve always got to keep working and improving on and I want to do that. “Last week it was alright because I was just at fullback, but it’s been a little bit tough at the start. “Against the Roosters our left edge got carved up a bit, probably due to my movements not being the same as the other players.” Interim coach Josh Hannay believes Drinkwater can “make a great five-eighth” while Valentine Holmes, set to return from ankle surgery next week, is a long-term fullback. Drinkwater met with Hannay on Tuesday to gauge his opinion on where he is best suited but said he’s not worried about his place in the squad and would “let my footy do the talking”. That confidence was evident last week when he produced an early-tackle cross-field kick, from his own 20-metre line, that winger Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow gathered and dashed away for a stunning try. “I’d like to say [it was] instinctive, but I’ll give that one to [assistant coach] Aaron Payne,” Drinkwater said. – NRL.comlast_img read more