Tranmere Rovers praise contribution of Indonesian partners during ‘Not End of Season Awards’

first_imgThe group has made investments into the club since last year and has planned a series of projects together, starting with improving the club’s pitch.The club uses its annual “The Not End of Season Awards” to boost morale and acknowledge those who have made special contributions during the season.Usually, the event is held at Prenton Park stadium, but this year it was held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by broadcaster and former player Ray Stubbs, five awards were given on the night: player of the season, young player of the season, goal of the season, player’s player of the season and the Normal Wilson award, which is dedicated to a friend of the club who made a huge contribution.Club striker Kieron Morris, who was given a two-year contract mid last year, won the 2019-2020 player of the season award for the consistency with which he demonstrated his skills and made contributions on the pitch.  Read also: Tranmere Rovers soccer club sees light at end of tunnel in COVID-19 pandemicMidfielder Corey Blackett-Taylor won the young player of the season award. Blackett-Taylor, who joined Tranmere in June last year, has made 35 appearances for his new club. His shooting accuracy, passing ability and skill in penetrating deep behind the enemy’s line have shown that Blackett-Taylor is not only a promising player but will play bigger roles in the future.Another midfielder, Olliver Ian Banks, won goal of the season for a miraculous goal he scored against Peterborough United. Banks expressed appreciation for the award and said, “It was definitely one of my favorite goals.”Veteran Liam Ridehelgh won the players’ player award for consistently delivering across his 200 appearances with the club.Club vice chairman Nikola Palios also announced Janice Monty, who has helped the club organize its community programs, including during the pandemic, as the winner of the unsung hero of the year award.Topics : English League One soccer club Tranmere Rovers praised the commitment of its Indonesian partners, the Santini Group, by giving them an award during its annual “The Not End of Season Awards” that was aired on the club’s YouTube channel on Saturday.Club chairman Mark Palios gave the Santini Group the Normal Wilson award in recognition of its significant role in helping the club get back on its feet again after experiencing a period of financial turbulence.“Luki and Wandi, our Indonesian partners, came forward when we had problems with the pitch. They agreed to make an investment to improve the pitch,” Palios said. He also expressed appreciation for the investor’s commitment to carrying out its plan despite the uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.Lukito Wanandi, director of both the club and the Santini Group, said he was surprised to be given the award and said it was an opportunity to show that the group was committed to the club.Read also: Indonesian tycoon-owned Tranmere Rovers asks top contractor to fix stadium’s surface“The Santini Group wants to contribute to the club to improve the pitch despite the current turmoil. We are looking forward to seeing the new pitch and meeting with fans as soon as we are allowed to travel,” Lukito said.last_img read more

Kohli, Sharmai hit tons as India bulldoze Sri Lanka again

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – India bulldozed Sri Lanka by 168 runs in the fourth one-day international yesterday after skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma smashed blistering hundreds to put the tourists 4-0 up in the five-match series.The result was Sri Lanka’s biggest ODI defeat on home soil in terms of runs and leaves them unable to claim the two victories they needed in the series to ensure automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup.Sri Lanka were also whitewashed 3-0 by India in the preceding Test series, prompting the entire selection panel to resign.With the ODI series already in the bag, India amassed 375-5 after electing to bat and had looked on course for a 400-plus total while Kohli and Sharma were at the crease.Not that it really mattered as Sri Lanka collapsed to 207 in 42.4 overs in reply, with only Angelo Mathews offering any real resistance with a fighting 70.India lost opener Shikhar Dhawan cheaply but Kohli and Sharma dominated Sri Lanka’s toothless attack during their 219-run stand for the second wicket.Kohli was in sublime form and, having set the tone with a hat-trick of fours against Vishwa Fernando early on, needed only 76 balls to bring up his 29th ODI century.Lasith Malinga ended the batting onslaught by dismissing Kohli for 131, the paceman’s 300th ODI wicket. Kohli’s 96-ball knock included 17 boundaries and two sixes.India were still scoring briskly but Mathews dismissed Hardik Pandya and Sharma off successive balls to put a brake on the scoring rate.Sharma’s 104 – his second successive ton – came off 88 balls including three sixes and 11 fours.Manish Pandey compiled 50 not out as he and Mahendra Singh Dhoni put on 101 in an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership, with former captain Dhoni undefeated on 49 in his 300th ODI.With the home side’s regular ODI captain Upul Tharanga serving a suspension for the team’s slow over rate and stand-in skipper Chamara Kapugedera nursing a back injury, Malinga led a Sri Lanka side that now face a second successive series whitewash going into tomorrow’s final match.INDIA innings Ro. Sharma c Dickwella b Mathews 104S. Dhawan c Pushpakumara b V. Fernando 4V. Kohli c Munaweera b Malinga 131H. Pandya c Hasaranga b Mathews 19L. Rahul c Hasaranga b Dananjaya 7M. Pandey not out 50M. Dhoni not out 49Extras: (lb-5, w-6) 11Total: (for 5 wickets, 50 overs) 375Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-225, 3-262, 4-262, 5-274.Bowling: Lasith Malinga 10-0- 82-1 (w-6), Vishwa Fernando 8-1-76-1, Angelo Mathews 6-2-24-2, Malinda Pushpakumara 9-0-65-0, Akila Dananjaya 10-0-68-1, Wanidu Hasaranga 2-0-19- 0, Milinda Siriwardana 5-0-36-0.SRI LANKA inningsNiroshan Dickwella c Dhoni b Thakur 14Dilshan Munaweera c Dhoni b Bumrah 11Kusal Mendis run-out 1Lahiru Thirimanne c S. Dhawan b H. Pandya 18Angelo Mathews c Thakur b A. Patel 70Milinda Siriwardana c Dhoni b H. Pandya 39Wanidu Hasaranga -out 22Akila Dananjaya not out 11Malinda Pushpakumara c H. Pandya b Bumrah 3Vishwa Fernando c & b K. Yadav 5Lasith Malinga b K. Yadav 0Extras: (lb-1, w-12) 13Total : (all out, 42.4 overs) 207Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-26, 3-37, 4-68, 5-141, 6-177, 7-190, 8-196, 9-207.Bowling: S. Thakur 7-0-26-1 (w-2), J. Bumrah 7-0-32-2 (w-5), H. Pandya 8-0-50-2 (w-4), V. Kohli 2-0-12-0, K. Yadav 8.4-1-31-2, A. Patel 10-0-55-1 (w-1).last_img read more

The Latest: Aston Villa players agree on 25% pay cut

first_imgNewcastle is the other top-flight club to turn to the job retention program while Liverpool, Tottenham and Bournemouth made U-turns on their decisions to furlough staff following heavy criticism.“The decision we made was in the best interests of the club and its staff. We’ve been very transparent that we’re run in a self-financed manner,” Norwich chief operating officer Ben Kensell told BBC Radio Norfolk. “Ultimately, if we had the available cash flow to not have to take up schemes then, like other football clubs have, we would.”Last-place Norwich, which has nine games remaining, is reportedly budgeting for a loss of between 18-35 million pounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Aston Villa players will take a 25% pay cut to help the English Premier League club during the coronavirus outbreak. ___The British government is increasing planning with sports bodies about the resumption of events once the coronavirus national lockdown is eased.Government medical officials are involved in the talks about the logistics and health procedures required to allow sports competitions to restart.The Premier League last played a game on March 9 and has plans to try to restart from June 8 once pandemic social distancing regulations are relaxed to allow training to resume for teams and there are sufficient COVID-19 tests available.The national lockdown is currently in place until May 7. Cricket authorities have already said their sport won’t resume until July, but horse racing is currently only suspended until June. British Horseracing Authority chair Annamarie Phelps tweeted Saturday about “very welcome support for the resumption of live sport incl horseracing” from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, linking to a front page report from The Sun newspaper about plans for events to be staged again.Dowden updated legislators earlier this week on his talks with sports governing bodies.___Despite high-profile reversals by Liverpool and Tottenham, Norwich has defended its decision to place some non-playing staff on furlough during the coronavirus outbreak.The Canaries are one of only two English Premier League clubs using the scheme. Employees receive 80% of wages from the British government up to 2,500 pounds ($3,000) although, in this instance, Norwich is making up the remaining 20%. English Premier League team Chelsea says it will not impose a pay cut on its first-team squad and instead will ask players to continue their support for charities during the coronavirus pandemic.Chelsea also said it will not be furloughing any full-time staff, and casual workers and match day employees are being compensated by the club through to June 30.The Blues have been in negotiations with their players about a salary reduction, reportedly around 10%, in an effort to save money during the current crisis. That is lower than the Premier League’s suggestion of 30% for all clubs but Chelsea has now decided to take a different approach.Highlighting the PlayersTogether initiative launched by Premier League players earlier this month which aims to raise and distribute funds for National Health Service charities, Chelsea told its stars to focus their efforts on other causes.“Representatives of the Chelsea board have recently held extensive talks with the men’s first team to discuss how they can contribute financially to the club during the coronavirus crisis,” a statement on the club website said. “At this time, the men’s first team will not be contributing towards the club financially and instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on further supporting other charitable causes.” April 25, 2020center_img “First-team players, first-team coaches and senior management have all agreed to defer 25% of their salaries for four months to assist the club during this period of uncertainty with a further review taking place at the end of this period,” club chief executive Christian Purslow said in a statement.It was also announced that a National Health Service trust is to offer maternity care at Villa’s home ground in Birmingham following the success of a similar tie-up with nearby West Bromwich Albion.The Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust said Villa Park’s North Stand would host weekday clinics for expectant mothers and new parents from Monday.___France rugby player Mohamed Haouas will be free to resume playing after lockdown ends by serving his three-week suspension during it. The prop was suspended for hitting a Scotland player during their Six Nations encounter on March 8 at Murrayfield — the last match to be played in the competition.The French rugby federation says Haouas “can serve this punishment during confinement and can thus play again once the sporting season resumes.”France is in lockdown until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is uncertain if and when the Six Nations matches can be completed.___ Associated Press The Latest: Aston Villa players agree on 25% pay cutlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS TO HOST MEETING REGARDING FUTURE OF SENIOR LEADIES TEAM

first_imgUrris GAA News:CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for 2015–Fees for the year: Adult Membership €25, Students (3rd level & in full time education with student ID card) €15 and Under-age €3.Anyone playing football for the club must have their membership paid up to be covered by insurance in case of injury. Club members will have also have first preference on Donegal Match tickets for the coming season. Fees must be paid in full by March 31st. Payable to John Friel, Edward Mc Laughlin, Nichola Donaghey or any Committee members. CLUB IORRAS: Winners for January: €50- John Farren, Ardagh, €30- John J Friel, Dunaff, €20- Paul Friel, Boston. Thanks to all who support the club in the monthly Club Iorras draw.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday January 29th: No jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 8, 13, 20 & 21. €15 winners: Sanae Toland, Altahalla, Ciaran Dowds, Burt, Porter Family, Rooskey, James Mc Donald, Clonmany and Kieran Doherty, Bulaba. Jackpot next week €540. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.QUIZ NIGHT: Quiz Night: The Rusty Nail are holding a quiz on Friday night (February 6th) in the bar for CLG Iorras. Beginning at 9.30pm. Your support on the night would be much appreciated.LADIES FOOTBALL: A meeting will take place on Saturday February 7th in the clubhouse at 3.00pm for all from U16 to Senior ladies interested in playing football for the club this year. New faces most welcome. SCOR : Good luck to Shaun Mc Daid and all from the club taking part in Donegal County final of Scor Sinsear this weekend.U6 & 8 TRAINING: Training resumes for both U6 & U8 this Saturday and every Saturday at 11am in the Youth Club Clonmany. All children must be at school-no pre school children, thanks.U10 GIRLS: Training every Saturday at the Youth Club Clonmany from 12pm to 1pm.     GAA NEWS: URRIS TO HOST MEETING REGARDING FUTURE OF SENIOR LEADIES TEAM was last modified: February 2nd, 2015 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more