Coral Daily Download – Southampton to gatecrash top four?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman reflects on Europe’s Ryder Cup success and says Darren Clarke is hot favourite to follow Paul McGinley as captain for the next clash with America in two years.Clare also claims the Premier League title race is developing into a straight fight between Chelsea and Manchester City, and discusses Southampton’s chances of securing an unlikely top four spot after their stunning start to the season.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

‘Jigger’ O’Connor on form as Buncrana defeat Naomh Colmcille

first_imgBuncrana GAA Club Notes:BUNCRANA SENIOR FOOTBALL:This was a great week for Buncrana Senior Football. Although fighting a relegation playoff they showed true class in a comprehensive win over Naomh Colmcille of Newtowncunnigham. Buncrana were always in control of this game and with Jigger on form with 1-2 and Odhran Doherty contributing 3 points not to forget Oisin Doherty with the main scoring tally of the day, Buncrana ran out 1-15 to 0-7 winners. A day like this was only made better with the success of Division 2 football in 2017. Promotion for our senior team in a massive achievement and a statement of great work by both our players and our new management team headed up by Robert Farren. Well done Robert and all this team!U9 Inishowen Football Champions:Under lights in the Scarvey on Friday night saw the conclusion of the Inishowen U9 tournament.  Our boys lined out against 2 strong and physical Glenswilly Teams.  With a disappointing start with our development team missing out narrowly to win their game, gave our other team the push they needed to get over the line and retain the U9 Donegal Animal Hospital Cup for a 2nd year running….With Co-captains Jack Guilfoyle & Shay Coyle receiving the cup on behalf of the team from County Captain Michael Murphy added and extra bonus to these boys night.A big Thank You to Marty Coyle his coaches, the parents, Inishowen GAA & Inishowen GAA without you nights like this wouldn’t be possible…. MAN OF THE MATCH U9- Padraig McGonigleU9 TEAM – BUNCRANAU13 Footballers:Our U13 footballers got their much needed victory against Malin on Sunday Morning in Malin. With a great preformance from all team members and although at half-time they were comfortably ahead with 07 points Malin never gave up with Buncrana conceding  a 3 point win  0-13 to 1-07….Team Oran Mc Bride, John Jackson, Shaun Doherty, Ryan Doherty, James O Hagan, Pauric Doherty, Michael Bernard Mc Laughlin, Jamie Mc Daid, Caolan O Neill, Kevin Jordan, Oisin Kelly, Cillian Downey, Oisin Crawford.  Subs Oisin Porter and Niall BreslinU16 Hurling Buncrana u16 hurlers suffered defeat by the narrowest of margins in Burt on Thursday night last in the Donegal league final.The match against rivals St Eunans was played in heavy rain but the standard of hurling played by both sides especially in the first half was exceptional.An early first half goal proved costly in the end as St Eunans started the brighter and raced into a lead but the Scarvey boys steadied the ship and with the leadership of the senior players in the squad rowed back in the score, Oisin roe at full back began to dominate and John Vaughan gave a master class in teak tight defending,Niall O Doherty team captain lead by example and chipped in with 0:8 points in total during the game, at center forward Arron Craig began to get into the game having missed most of the season throw injury and he will be happy with his total of 1:3,Tom mc Laughlin and Gabhan Kelly also scored a point each.Buncrana lead at half time by 2 points.St Eunans were the better side second half and just about deservred the result ,one of the younger players deserve particular credit for there performance, David Carey was simply outstanding for a boy his age, a dedicated player with a great attitude to his sport,This squad with the right attitude to this defeat can record a favourible result against the same side in the Scarvey in the Championship semi on Thursday the 6th Oct, but it will take a massive effort by all the squad.Team:Daragh Doherty,Finn mcLaughlin,Oisin (Roe) Doherty,David Carey,Jason McLaughlin, John Vaughan,Gabhan Kelly,Niall O Doherty Evan Mc Callion, Tom mc Laughlin Arron Craig,Matthew Mullholland, Oisin Kelly,Conor Redmond,Liam o Doherty.subs Gabhan Deehan,Oran Tourish,Ruari Doherty (roe),Caolan o’Neill.Gaelic footballBoys & Girls U6 Fundamentals Fridays at 6.30pmBoysU8 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 7.30pmU10 Boys Friday from 6.45pm – 8.00pmU12 Boys Friday from 6.30pm – 8.00pmU14 Boys Friday from 7.00pm – 8.30pmU16 Boys Monday 7.00pmGirls:Reminder to everyone that our underage girls training has moved outdoors!U10s girls on Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pmU8s girls on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pmU12, & U16 Girls on Monday 6.30pmU14 Girls Wednesday 4.00pmTraining in The Scarvey, Bring gum shield and water and €2 for training contribution.‘Jigger’ O’Connor on form as Buncrana defeat Naomh Colmcille was last modified: September 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:buncranaGAAJiggerNaomh ColmcilleSportlast_img read more

Jorginho’s agent confirms £43m Man City deal for Napoli star is close

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Jorginho was central to Napoli’s Serie A title challenge The Brazil-born Italy international is waiting to get the go-ahead from Napoli before flying to Manchester to seal the switch.His agent, Joao Santos, has already arrived in England and will thrash out terms with City once they finalise their agreement with the Italian club over the fee.Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss: “City are working to satisfy Napoli’s demands.“Any moment could be the right one.“The player is in Brazil, I’m in England at my home waiting for a call from [Napoli’s sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli or [owner Aurelio] De Laurentiis.“As soon as that arrives, I’ll go to meet the City directors.” RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Jorginho’s move to Manchester City is close to completion, according to his agent.The Premier League champions are in advanced discussions with Napoli over a deal for the midfielder which could be worth £43million. moving on Since making his name in Italy, Jorginho has been touted as the heir to Andrea Pirlo, a player he idolised along with Kaka and Xavi.As a player he likes to be in the thick of the action and dictate play in front of the defence.He only made his Italy debut in 2016 and so far has played eight times. 1center_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland last_img read more

Hello, Wie: Pro debut draws raves

first_img Nine years ago, it was Tiger Woods saying “Hello, World” in his late-season professional debut on the PGA Tour. On Thursday in the Coachella Valley, it was “Hello, Wie,” and the 6-foot teenager – bedecked in orange with more swoosh logos – gave the largest gallery of the day plenty of cheering incentive. The par save on No. 3 came with the help of an approach shot to a foot of the flagstick. She made birdie putts of 2, 4, 21 and 3 feet, the latter with the aid of a 57-foot lag putt from off the back of the green on the 508-yard, par-5 12th hole. Wie ranked second in the 20-player invitational field in driving with a 270-yard average, drilling a tee shot 290 yards on the 538-yard, par-5 15th hole. She rimmed out another birdie from 12 feet on No. 9 and nearly saved par on No. 18 despite hitting into two bunkers, barely missing on a putt from 12 feet. Kerr, a teen phenom herself when she joined the tour at age 18 – eight years ago – said she could relate to the pressure Wie must have been feeling and admired her playing partner’s poise and performance. “It was fun to watch,” said Kerr, who especially liked the way Wie striped her first shot down the middle – “I think I shanked it or hit it very poorly, my first shot as a professional.” Kerr, who remembered her early tour days, with no players her age, said she intended to be there for Wie, if needed. “I just feel for what she is going through,” Kerr said. “I don’t think most people realize how much pressure is really on her. And I think she is doing just fine.” Wie definitely is doing fine and said she didn’t feel much first-tee pressure Thursday – to a point. “I wasn’t really that nervous when I put by ball into the tee. I wasn’t really nervous during my practice swing. But once I got over the tee shot, my heart was thumping, I have to admit.” Then, right down the middle – an accomplishment Wie called her most memorable of her first day as a pro. “That,” she said, “was pretty cool.” So was having Wie on the tour, Sorenstam said. “It’s a big step for her to turn professional,” she said, “but, you know, I think she can handle it. She is obviously very talented. We all know that. And her future is very bright. I wish her all the best.” Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609 dave.shelburne@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Sorenstam, the defending champion, four-time Samsung winner and world’s No. 1-ranked female golfer, wound up leading the tournament at 8-under-par 64, six shots better than Wie. But it was difficult to tell that without the help of a scoreboard one group ahead, where the willowy Wie had her fans appreciatively applauding on almost every shot throughout her pro-debut round of 70. “I think I did pretty well,” said Wie, who hit 10 of 14 fairways, 15 of 18 greens, made four birdies against two bogeys and had a notable par save after taking an unplayable lie when she hit into a bush on the 473-yard par-5 third hole. “I shot under par, so I’m happy with that, but I feel like I can play better. Hopefully, I will play better the next few days.” If Thursday was any indication, the 2003 U.S. Women’s Public Links Champion who has signed endorsement deals with Nike and Sony for a reported combined $10 million yearly will be well-supported by her fans. The cheering started when she split the fairway with a 3-wood tee shot on her first hole and ended when Wie drew as much applause for a final-hole bogey as Kerr did for a birdie that got her to 65 and a share of the clubhouse lead with Gloria Park. Then, there were those crushing tee shots, routinely leaving the 16-year-old Hawaiian 10th grader 30 yards in front of playing partner and brief tournament co-leader Cristie Kerr. And finally, there was the relative silence of the gallery cheering the final twosome playing immediately behind Wie – LPGA Rookie of the Year Paula Creamer and seven-time Player of the Year Annika Sorenstam. center_img PALM DESERT – Michelle Wie was hard to miss Thursday in her professional golf debut at the Samsung World Championship. First, there was that huge, sponsor-swoosh-logoed umbrella, shading the LPGA’s newest millionaire from the bright sunshine at Bighorn Golf Club. last_img read more

FANCY A TOUR OF OAKFIELD HOUSE WITH DONEGAL DAILY’S GARDENING EXPERT?

first_imgAt a loss for something to do this Saturday?Why not join Donegal Daily’s resident gardening expert for a tour of the fabulous OakField Park in Raphoe.The gardens cover 100 acres are a treasure trove of horticultural beauty and interest. And what better way to learn more about the many plants that grow there than with our gardening guru Gareth Austin!The Tour starts at 3pm , lasts for a few hours and will take in the many spring delights in the walled garden and grounds.FANCY A TOUR OF OAKFIELD HOUSE WITH DONEGAL DAILY’S GARDENING EXPERT? was last modified: May 1st, 2015 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:donegalGareth AustinOakfield HouseRaphoelast_img read more

Top class students fly the flag for Donegal at Hibernia College graduations

first_imgDonegal was well-represented by student teachers graduating from Hibernia College last Friday.Louise McCloskey, Tutor, Grace McCarron, and Aoife McCallion from Inishowen were amongst the 750 graduates who qualified in Primary or Post-Primary teaching.The conferring ceremony took place at Dublin’s Convention Centre, during which, the 10,000th graduate from the College was also conferred. The event was a proud occasion for graduands, friends and family.Louise McCloskey, Tutor Grace McCarron, and Aoife McCallion from InishowenPhoto Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography.Top class students fly the flag for Donegal at Hibernia College graduations was last modified: December 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Hibernia Collegelast_img read more

Spacecraft Launches to Sun, Still a Mystery

first_imgA spacecraft just took off on a mission to the sun, but not to worry; it went at night.The Parker Space Probe is the first spacecraft to be named after a living person. Eugene Parker, discovered the solar wind in 1958. Now aged 91, the senior astrophysicist has been on hand for interviews with NASA prior to launch and was photographed beside the rocket. The successful launch took place Sunday evening, reported Fox News. In a separate article, Space.com explained why the probe needed to launch at night. The launch tried to minimize the craft’s exposure to the Van Allen radiation belts.The probe will fly right into the sun’s “glittering crown,” or corona, explains Phys.org. Despite our opening joke, it will fly toward the sun in broad daylight, shielded by a specially-made heat shield that will keep its instruments in the 80-degree range. Astrobiology Magazine explained why “it’s surprisingly hard to go to the sun.” Several passes by Venus will be required to get it to the target, which is not the surface of the sun, but a point just under 4 million miles where it can “taste” the corona. Even though the corona is millions of degrees hot, the gas is tenuous enough not to harm the spacecraft. Parker should also become the fastest-moving spacecraft ever, clocking in at 430,000 miles per hour, thanks to the sun’s gravity.Despite being the nearest star to earth, our sun still exhibits many phenomena that are poorly understood. Phys.org says,Our yellow dwarf star is, in many ways, a mystery. The outreaching corona is hundreds of times hotter than the sun’s actual surface, confounding scientists. In addition, physicists don’t know what’s driving the solar wind, the supersonic stream of charged particles constantly blasting away from the sun. By being right in the thick of it, Parker should provide some answers, shedding light not only on our star but the billions of others out there.The solar wind impacts earth, but is deflected by our magnetic shield which funnels the high-energy charged particles toward the poles, creating the northern and southern lights. In addition, the Van Allen belts trap some of the “killer electrons” before they could reach earth. Mars, lacking such protection, has seen much of its atmosphere stripped away.The solar wind also impacts the outer planets, stripping away Titan’s methane to the confusion of planetary scientists who wonder why any methane is left.The solar wind reminds us of the exquisite design of Spacecraft Earth. The Van Allen belts, discovered by Explorer 1 (managed by contributing CEH author Dr Henry Richter, also age 91), continue to fascinate geophysicists with their dynamic responses to the solar “shooting gallery” that endangers spacecraft and astronauts, but leaves earthlings on the surface oblivious to the threat.If we can’t even understand our own nearby star, how can scientists claim to know so much about the origin of the universe? There’s a lot of information we can tease out of spectra, but much of the overconfidence in scientific claims comes from bluffing, not understanding. Let’s understand the sun before making grandiose claims about things far, far beyond.Watch for a beautiful new film on the northern lights (aurora) to be posted soon by Illustra Media on TheJohn1010Project.com. (Visited 531 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Age of Aerospace

first_imgThe Age of Aerospace celebrating Boeing’s 100th anniversary is now airing across the globe on Discovery Channel and Discovery Science and online.The five-part series, explores the advancements in civilian, military and space technology around some of America’s greatest achievements, plus chronicles the history of Boeing and its heritage companies, Douglas, McDonnell, North American, Rockwell and Hughes.Thus the Boeing group of companies can lay claim to have designed some of the greatest aircraft and spacecraft in history: The DC-3; P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchel, B-29 Super Fortress, B-47, DC-6B, 707, Super DC-8s, DC-9, 747, 727, 737, 777, 787, Gemini, Mercury, Apollo spacecraft, Saturn and Delta Rockets, F-4, A-4, F-15, F-18, F-22 jet fighters and C-17 airlifter. Read: She taught the world to flyProduced by the New York based Documentary Group the series is absolutely fascinating for anyone interested in aviation but it is not, nor claims to be, the definitive history of Boeing or aviation.In fact another three episodes are to be produced this year.The series traces the major events in aviation and Boeing’s pivotal role in shaping the future of things that fly.The producers have brought together a range of aviation consultants, authors and commentators as well as Boeing executives who add to the excellent narration.Boeing’s Chairman Jim McNerney and Vice Chairman & President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Ray Conner are candid about the highs and lows of various aircraft programs particularly the 787.AirlineRatings.com Editor and founder Geoffrey Thomas features in eps 1, 3 and 5 (Mr Thomas was formerly a Contributing Editor for McGraw Hill’s New York based Aviation Week and Space Technology).The episodes are:Ep 1: What Can’t We Do? The premiere episode reveals how Bill Boeing, Donald Douglas, James McDonnell and their contemporaries took the invention of the airplane and forged an industry, delivering advancements in communication, transportation, and warfare.Ep 2 Miracle Planes details the role American industry and planes, including the B-29, P-51 and the B-17, played in the Allied victory over Germany and Japan.Ep 3: Shrinking the Earth explores three planes that launched the jet age: the B-47, the 707 and the 747, the world’s first jumbo jet that reshaped global air travel. These three planes were made possible by secrets discovered in a German Forest at the close of WWIIEp 4: In the Vastness of Space tells the story of Project Apollo, which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon, and humankind’s first journey to the Moon on Apollo 8. Other topics include humanity’s future in spaceEp 5: Dreamliner reveals the technology, resources, and risk required to build commercial aircraft in the modern world through the story of the most recent revolution in jet design, the 787 Dreamliner The episodes can be viewed online here; Check your regional or local program guides for broadcast times in your area.last_img read more

Future aircraft to be a virtual tech feast for passengers

first_imgPassengers waiting in a Qantas lounge of the future to board the airline’s aircraft of the future would be able talk to an intelligent personal assistant running advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to act as a personal companion and guide.They would have already checked in sophisticated luggage that pairs with a Q bag tag to track belongings anywhere across the world. The smart travel companion would be able to follow its owner, weigh itself and could be remotely locked or unlocked.As the passenger boards, sensors in the overhead lockers detect whether or not a locker is full and a LED strip indicates if there is space for carry-on luggage.The traveller would settle into a business pod that would synchronise their personal devices with high definition screens complete with data feeds, video conferencing and a “surround’’ entertainment system that syncs with electronic pyjamas to allow passengers to feel their favourite movie. Mixed reality glasses with see-through holographic lenses will also provide digital experiences such as travel alerts and interactive entertainment.These would be complemented by lightweight, wireless stereo earphones capable of blocking ambient noise and able to play up to 1,000 songs.Helping passengers remain comfortable would be high-tech cushioning connected by Bluetooth to the personal inflight entertainment system. Sensors would monitor a passenger’s heart-rate, respiration, posture and sitting habits to provide personal health and comfort recommendations.The system would alert them to poor posture or recommend when it was time to do a lap of the cabin.A smart cup would also monitor water intake and alert customers to the need to hydrate recommend optimum consumption levels for particular beverages.And for those wanting to go a step further, an adjustable headset could monitor brainwaves and adjust the environment, mealtimes and entertainment to their emotional state.Meanwhile, smart LED strips would project the outside view or scenes such as an ocean dawn or desert night sky on the cabin roof. The aircraft would be powered by biofuel produced from sustainable sources to reduce its impact on the environment and datalinks to ground staff would boost safety.Qantas admits some ideas for its aircraft of the future concept may be of the “blue sky” variety but it argues aviation has been, and will always be, a source of great innovation.“It’s why airlines and aircraft manufacturers are constantly trying to evolve the customer experience,’’ a spokesman says. “Qantas has a proud record of pushing the boundaries being the first airline to operate jet services across the Pacific and in 1971 we were the first airline to introduce Business Class.“It remains to be seen how many of these concepts get off the ground but rapid improvements in technology are allowing us to already use big data to analyse the best flight paths across the Pacific and give customers the ability to stream entertainment to their own devices.’’In fact, many airlines are taking a hard look at what the technology in new “connected’’ planes can offer as technology continues to change the way people travel. On-board Wi-fi, once shunned by travellers, is now being widely adopted to provide the inflight connectivity craved by a new generation of passengers .Technology company SITA estimates the proportion of airlines offering on-board internet to passenger’s devices will jump from roughly a third today to 74 per cent by 2019, with 70 per cent offering multimedia file streaming.Departure halls have already been transformed by the introduction of self-service kiosks and the International Air Transport Association expects this to continue with the migration to smartphone  apps that allow people to check in outside the airport. This may one day render on-airport check-in facilities obselete, according to some predictions.SITA expects mobile phone boarding passes, already widespread, to be “almost universal’’ by 2019 and believes almost half of airlines will offer smartwatch boarding by this date.More than half of airlines are expected to trial wearable technologies over the next decade and there will be a similar move towards a single biometric travel token for identity management.A smaller but sill significant 44 per cent say they will look at artificial intelligence in the next 10 years and 37 per cent expect to look at virtual reality.A number of airlines have already joined Qantas in using streaming technology to allow people to access inflight entertainment on their own devices and there is a big move towards phone apps that provide functionality beyond a boarding pass.  Air New Zealand customers, for example, can order a barista-made coffee before they arrive at the airport lounge.Other  ground-based technology that aims to make trips simpler  includes  biometric bag drops and a plethora of apps that do everything from booking a flight to helping you pack or checking to see if a better seat is available.Some of those apps, such as Kayak and Worldmate, consolidate the flow of information to give fingertip access to hotel and flight bookings while building an itinerary and allowing you track flights.Hopper analyses billions of airfares each day to predict future flight prices and tell travellers the best time to book. Its makers claim it predicts future price prices with 95 per cent accuracy and it has already collectively saved users tens of millions of dollars.Seat Alerts monitors available seats and lets you know if a window or aisle seat becomes available so you can jump on the phone to the airline.Apps also help travellers navigate unfamiliar airports, where negotiating passport control is getting  easier with the increasing use of technology that uses biometric information stored electronically on passports to process travellers through automated gates.Technology is also beginning to ease the pain of negotiating security checkpoints as airports look at new security scanners that cut queues and allow people to leave items such as laptops in bags.Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and London’s Luton Airport have introduced computed tomography (CT) scanners which generate 360-degree three-dimensional images able to more quickly process bags and cut wait times by as much as half. The scanners also include automated belts that pull bags into the machine and return empty trays to the start of the checkpoint.The technology, which has also been trialled at Singapore’s Changi Airport and is due to be part of pilot program in Phoenix involving American Airlines, is able to run bags continuously through the system without the need to remove liquids, gels or laptops.last_img read more

Player Invitational raises R5-million

first_img“It was very exciting,” said Yorke. “My game wasn’t that great off the tee. But you can watch and learn so much from these pros. So, I”ll go away knowing what I need to work on if I want to get close to these guys.” Business leaders, celebrities and professional golfers turned out at the Gary Player Invitational at Fancourt over the weekend to raise money for underprivileged children. When the last putt had been sunk, R5-million had been raised. Tournament host Gary Player expressed his thanks for the continued support of his long-standing tournament which also has stops in the USA, Europe and China. In the professional betterball competition, Garcia and Cook triumphed on a score of 14-under-par, winning by a single stroke over the team of Bertus Smit and Darren Fichardt. “I’m absolutely over the moon. These are things you dream of. “I’ve played Premiership football and golf is now the next step in my career and the next challenge for me to master. So to have the opportunity to play with someone like Sergio Garcia and John Cook was fantastic.” “John really kept us together out there. When I was struggling he made all the necessary birdies,” said Garcia. “Thank you to everybody who has helped to make a change in so many young peoples’ lives. To raise R5 million in these tough economic times is a fantastic achievement,” he said. MemorableFor Irish businesswoman Sinead Kenny the event presented her with the most memorable moment of her golfing career when she finally claimed victory in the 11th Gary Player Invitational on Sunday. ‘Amazing experience’Kenny was also delighted to hear that the tournament raised in excess of R5 million for charity through the participating business leaders, the live and silent auctions, and various donations. “As always it’s been such an amazing experience to be part of this. It’s a wonderful privilege to contribute to Gary’s charities,” she said. “I think the difference this year was that I just had so much fun out there,” she said afterwards. “Being with these ultimate professionals makes all the difference to your own game.” Strong chargeKenny and Yorke had to fight off a strong charge from the team of Alex Maditsi, the Country Manager of Coca-Cola East and Central Africa, and his amateur partner DJ Thomas Msengama, who finished in second place on 24-under-par. A 15-handicapper and a regular competitor in the charity tournament, she finished second last year and vowed she would return to win it. And on an overcast afternoon on The Links, Kenny combined with former football star Dwight Yorke and professionals Sergio Garcia and John Cook to win the fourball alliance competition by three strokes on 27-under-par. As her amateur partner, Yorke was equally thrilled to claim a victory on his debut in this event. 22 November 2010 SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more