Nurse brimming with confidence after cameo

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):All-rounder Ashley Nurse is hoping that the immense show of power he demonstrated on Wednesday night will serve him well in the upcoming Tri-Nation One-Day International Series.The 26-year-old stole the spotlight in the West Indies winnings with a courageous 50 off 31 balls, though the effort failed to save West Indies blushes, as they lost to a Barbados Select XI by 50 runs in a day/night fixture at Kensington Oval.”I played naturally. I always play naturally. It was a case of assessing the situation and doing what was required,” Nurse said.”We were way off the pace at one stage, so I had to settle in before looking to play my shots. Once I got in, it then became a case of looking to win the match.”For me, this is a solid build-up. I have been working hard in the nets with my batting, bowling and fielding, and I’m feeling quite ready for what we have coming up in the Tri-Series.”In terms of my bowling, the ball is coming out the way I want it to. I got a few wickets here as well, so, overall, it’s a good feeling going into the series.”ADDING ON RUNSKnown more for his off-spin bowling than his batting, Nurse played a rearguard knock which brought the Windies from the danger of 143 for six in the 31st over to 240 all out in the 48th over.He added 66 for the seventh wicket with Jamaican Rovman Powell, who top-scored with a composed 58 off 71 balls.Nurse was a member of the West Indies team which won the T20 World Cup in India last month and said that was a huge fillip for his game.”I was absolutely thrilled to be part of the team which won the tournament and brought such glory to the people of the West Indies,” Nurse said.”Being part of that squad gave me a lot of confidence, and I just want to continue that momentum. We will be playing at home, the first time since we won on India so there will be a lot of expectation and we anticipate a lot of support from the fans.”The team morale is really good, with everyone being his brother’s keeper. Our team is balanced and we can cope with the conditions, and we will do well against the Aussies and the South Africans.”The Tri-Nations, involving Australia and South Africa, runs from June 3-26 in Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis and Barbados.SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Shannon Gabriel, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor.last_img read more

Angry Vols take it out on the Bulldogs

first_imgMy, how one game against Georgia (4-2, 2-2 SEC) can change things. “It was huge from a confidence standpoint and, as everybody knows, the SEC East is wide open,” Foster said. “We’d had enough.” Tennessee went after the Bulldogs from the opening kick, and never let up. It scored on four of its first five possessions, showed it really did have a running game and made the Bulldogs look more like a work in progress than a top-15 team. “They beat us soundly today,” Richt said. “Both sides of their line handled us, and they didn’t have to do much in the second half.” Montario Hardesty rushed for 68 yards and a score, and Erik Ainge was 17-for-22 for 165 yards. Tennessee even broke out a trick play, with wide receiver Lucas Taylor throwing for a 56-yard touchdown on his second career pass. Georgia managed only two first downs in the first half, and didn’t cross midfield until after halftime. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEC: Tennessee dominates No. 12 Georgia from start. By Nancy Armour THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer doesn’t like people picking on his team – on or off the field. Hours after a story in the local paper questioned the attitude and direction of struggling Tennessee, the Vols answered back with a decisive 35-14 victory over No. 12 Georgia. Arian Foster rushed for 98 yards and three scores, and the Tennessee defense never let Georgia get moving. The 35 points were the most allowed by the Bulldogs this year, and the loss snapped their three-game winning streak at Neyland Stadium. It also was Georgia’s worst loss since the 2003 Southeastern Conference championship, a 34-13 loss to LSU. “Ordinarily, I’m a pretty big boy and I can take and ignore anything. But I thought it was an incredible cheap shot,” Fulmer said, bringing up the story that quoted anonymous former Vols. “It hit a dang nerve and I don’t appreciate it. It was an incredible cheap shot is what it was. An incredible cheap shot.” Fulmer’s rant wasn’t anywhere near the blistering Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy gave a columnist two weeks ago. But after a tough loss to California and a rout by Florida seemed to ruin Tennessee’s hopes in the SEC for yet another year, it was clear the Vols (3-2, 1-1 SEC) were reeling. last_img read more


first_imgRory Gallagher has given debuts to Marc Anthony McGinley and Kevin McBrearty during their victory over Sligo IT.Former UCD goalkeeper Marc Anthony McGinley made his Donegal bow in a challenge match victory over Sligo IT. McGinley played for five seasons for UCD in both the Premier and First Divisions of the League of Ireland.However, after completing his studies McGinley decided to leave UCD and signed for Finn Harps. He didn’t feature for Finn Harps with Conor Winn the No.1 choice for Ollie Horgan so McGinley focused his attentions on Gaelic football with his club St Michael’s.McGinley was superb for St Michael’s in their Donegal SFC campaign which ended when they were narrowly defeated by St Eunan’s in the semi-final.That form prompted new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher to invite McGinley to join a host of other clubs players on a four-week trial period in his attempt to unearth fresh talent.McGinley didn’t feature in the Dr McKenna Cup but he played the entire match in their victory over Sligo IT earlier this week. McGinley is expected to stay part of the squad despite the likelihood he’ll be behind both Paul Durcan and Michael Boyle in the fight for the No.1 jersey.Another player who made his Donegal debut was Four Masters clubman Kevin McBrearty.Mark McHugh and Ryan McHugh both featured for Sligo IT as they try and step-up their preparations for the Sigerson Cup which starts next month.  MARC ANTHONY MCGINLEY MAKES DONEGAL DEBUT IN VICTORY OVER SLIGO IT was last modified: January 22nd, 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:donegalfinn harpsGAAMarc Anthony McGinleynewsRory Gallaghersligo itSportSt MichaelsUCDlast_img read more

Young entrepreneur Katie McGloin earns influential women’s award

first_imgBundoran teenager Katie McGloin has won the Start-Up of the Year Award at U Magazine’s 30 Under 30 awards.The awards were announced on Tuesday night to celebrate inspirational young women making significant strides in all areas of Irish life.Katie, aged 16, established her own business, K.T. Clothing Co. just last year and developed it during her Transition Year at Coláiste Mhaigh Éne.  K.T. Clothing Co. is Ireland’s first completely gender neutral clothing company. Earlier this year, Katie won the Foróige Young Entrepreneur of the Year award of 2017.Now, with a 30 Under 30 Award, Katie’s company has earned her a place among Ireland’s most inspirational young people.U Magazine Editor Aisling O’Toole described Katie’s business as incredible.“Unisex is generally made for the male body, that women can wear, gender neutral is honestly something really incredible,” she said. On accepting her award, Katie said: “As a 16 year old girl I have a lot of inspirations myself. To be included in influential women is a huge thing for me.”Thanks to @U_Magazine for a awarding me Start Up of the Year at the 30Under30 Awards last night! Huge to be considered an influential women!— KT (@katiemcgloin) July 26, 2017The tshirts and sweaters of K.T. Clothing Co. are consciously made to fit the style of both boys and girls and have slogans including I AM MYSELF and STAND OUT.“I think that there is an unnecessary stigma attached to clothing and labels. I believe that clothes are just clothes until we put male and female labels on them,” Katie told Donegal Woman in an interview last March.Her ground-breaking neutral clothing line has won Katie McGloin the Start-up award #TuesdayThoughts— U Magazine (@U_Magazine) July 25, 2017 Young entrepreneur Katie McGloin earns influential women’s award was last modified: July 26th, 2017 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)last_img read more