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European podium place for City of Newcastle trio

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first_imgClick here for final scores in the European Men’s Club Trophy 10 Nov 2017 European podium place for City of Newcastle trio The three-man team from City of Newcastle Golf Club flew the flag for England with a podium place in a European championship.Northumberland county champion Phil Ridden and team-mates Mark Wharton and Alex Dixon and won the bronze medal at the European Men’s Club Trophy in one of the best-ever performances by an English club.“It was fantastic, it was such a good experience,” said Wharton. “We’re not full-time golfers, we’re all working hard so it was nice to get a taste of that type of championship.”The event was played at the Golf du Médoc Resort in Southern France and contested by 24 teams from across Europe. The title was won in runaway style by Racing Club de France La Boulie, who were 12-under par and claimed the title for the fifth time, making them the most successful club in the history of the event.Meanwhile, the English challengers were locked in a close battle with Galway, representing Ireland, and were eventually pipped for the silver medal by just one stroke.However, their bronze medal is one of the best-ever results for England, since Ealing GC won in 1989 and 1990 and Brokenhurst Manor took the title in 1988. “We’d love to try and do it again,” said Wharton.The trio, who are all county golfers, booked their place in the championship when they won the English Champion Club tournament in September.The final round at East Devon Golf Club was much delayed by fog – and similar weather also affected the last round of the European championship. “It follows us around,” laughed Wharton. Caption: City of Newcastle team with club supporters. From left, Jim Screen, club president; Phil Ridden, Alex Dixon and Mark Wharton, with John Franklin, club captain. Tags: City of Newcastle Golf Club, European Championshiplast_img read more

SPOTTED: Former NFL Quarterback Billy Kilmer Visits Santa Anita Park on Super Bowl Sunday

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first_imgSanta Anita’s Millie Ball interviewed legendary NFL quarterback Billy Kilmer prior to the track’s Super Bowl Starter Handicap today at Santa Anita.  Kilmer, who logged 16 years in the NFL and led the Washington Redskins to victory versus the Dallas Cowboys in the 1972 NFC Championship game, was a two-time All Pro and played in Super Bowl VII against the undefeated Miami Dolphins in January, 1973.last_img

Local Election 2019: Daughter’s amazing journey to help dad make it count!

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first_imgA devoted daughter made an amazing journey today to ensure that her dad would not lose out once again after he previously lost his council seat by just ONE vote!Donegal county councillor Jimmy Kavanagh was heartbroken in 2004 when he lost his seat by just one vote in the local elections.His daughter Lea now lives in San Francisco but follows her dad’s political career closely. For the past few weeks while Jimmy’s family and friends were canvassing door to door in Letterkenny for the Fine Gael councillor, Lea felt a little helpless.It didn’t help that the same family and friends kept reminding her how her ONE vote could be the difference to her dad continuing his political career.Leah Kavanagh who made a surprise trip home from America to cast her vote pictured with her father outgoing Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, her mother Rosin and her sister Michelle Connely and nephew Jack pictured as they all cast their vote in Letterkenny. Yesterday. Photo Brian McDaid.So nothing would do Lea than to make the 7,985km journey to make sure she was able to vote for her beloved dad.She flew in today just in time to put an ‘x’ in the box beside her dad’s name. A delighted Jimmy, who knew nothing of the secret trip, was speechless when Lea turned up at a polling station at Trinity Hal in Letterkenny in Letterkenny.Jimmy told Donegal Daily “I was just speechless. I didn’t now what to say. It’s wonderful to have all the family together now for what hopefully be a great occasion.”Lea, who works in investments in the US, has been in the US for five years but was determined to make the 17-hour journey to vote for her dad.Leah Kavanagh who made a surprise trip home from America to cast her vote pictured with her father outgoing Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, her mother Rosin and her sister Michelle Connely pictured as they all cast their vote in Letterkenny. Yesterday. Photo Brian McDaid.“I flew into Dublin and then took another flight from Dublin to Carrickfin Airport. It was amazing to fly into Donegal.“I felt so helpless not being able to canvass for him over the past six weeks so hopefully my vote will help him a little. I really do hope he does it again,” she said. All will be revealed on Sunday whether Lea’s marvellous journey was worth it – if her dad gets across the line.Outgoing Fine Gael Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh’s expression says it all as he spots his daughter Leah who made a surprise trip home from America to cast her vote in Letterkenny yesterday. Photo Brian McDaid.Local Election 2019: Daughter’s amazing journey to help dad make it count! was last modified: May 26th, 2019 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghcounty councillor. Leah Kavanaghletterkennysan franciscolast_img read more

Defense does it again: When 49ers needed it, Saleh’s guys brought it

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first_imgSANTA CLARA – Last Sunday, lineman Damontre Moore was cooking and watching his 6-month-old son at his house outside of Dallas, wondering if he would ever play in the NFL again.This Sunday, he made the play that sealed the 49ers’ 36-26 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium.With the Cardinals down four with 31 seconds left, Moore tracked down receiver KeeSean Johnson from behind and forced a fumble that was recovered by safety Jaquiski Tartt at the Arizona 30. The 49ers later scored …last_img read more