Former Racers athlete to wear UK’s colours

first_imgLONDON, England (CMC):British athletics authorities have confirmed the transfer of Antigua and Barbuda sprinter Miguel Francis to represent the United Kingdom.The 22-year-old, who was born in Montserrat but represented Antigua, applied for the transfer prior to the Rio Olympics and is now eligible to turn out for his new country “with immediate effect”.”British Athletics can confirm it has received confirmation from the IAAF that Miguel Francis is eligible to compete for the British Athletics team with immediate effect,” a statement from British Athletics said recently.”Francis started the process to transfer allegiance from Antigua & Barbuda in August 2016, prior to the Olympic Games in Rio, and is now eligible to compete subject to meeting the required selection criteria for a Championships team.”Track and field’s world governing body, the IAAF, announced last February it had frozen all new applications for transfers of allegiance.Francis was eligible to compete for Britain by virtue of having been born in Montserrat, a British overseas territory.A former training partner of sprint legend Usain Bolt under coach Glen Mills, Francis turned out at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 World Championship in Beijing.Only last year, he set a new Antigua national record in the 200 metres, clocking 19.88 seconds at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH JUVENILE HURLING AGM TAKES PLACE THIS THURSDAY

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA NewsFootballThe Bord na nÓg AGM will be held on Tuesday, 2nd December at 8pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. There are a number of vacant positions this year. Anyone interested in getting involved in coaching or on the committee please contact Shane Ward, Shane Toolan or Tracey Flood. Anyone with an interest in underage football is welcome to attend.Many thanks to those who have been supporting us with the Lucozade Kit Out Project.We are not asking people to start buying Lucozade, but could anyone who does drink it please note the code on the bottle under the wrapper and pass it to Tracey Flood.Codes will be added to our account and we get some free kit. Please pass this on to your friends or anyone you know that drinks Lucozade and ask them to keep codes for the club. The more codes we collect the more gear we can get. HurlingAodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee’s AGM takes place in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Thursday 27th November at 8pm. We will be reviewing 2014 and planning ahead for 2015, we invite everyone with an interest in underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh to attend this meeting, don’t worry nobody will be forced into taking a ‘job’.The annual juvenile hurling presentation night will take place in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Saturday 6th December full details in next week’s notes.Blue sky thinking for Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Fund-raiserPlanning ahead for 2015 further funding will be required to do a number of things to complete the Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh Centre of Excellence Development Plan adopted by the Club in 2006. A workforce is in place to undertake all of the necessary works. The funding is required to purchase materials and so on. Amenity lighting is required to supplement the Training Pitch Floodlight Scheme which was funded and undertaken in 2012. Those involved in underage coaching have sought the provision of a toilet block at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. Those involved in hurling wish to see the hurling rebound wall fully completed and floodlit. There is a lot of club and community interest in the new Fitness Trail which is nearing completion. Current provision has been made for the future floodlighting of this facility. Additional funds are required to achieve this. With a view to seeing all of these projects well advanced or completed during 2015 club members are asked to support the Skydive For Aodh Ruadh pencilled in for April 2015. A minimum of 10 volunteers to ‘take the jump’ for the Club and to raise €1,000 each through their own fund-raising initiatives are required. The skydive will be professionally organised. So far five club members have come forward to participate. As the work at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh is central to how the club’s teams perform in all grades and codes a good joined-up club effort is sought on this one. A quick visit to Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh any day will demonstrate the positive and progressive impact that these small initiatives can have in providing the best by way of facilities and amenities for our players and wider community. Please participate by either signing up for the skydive or by working with a friend or club colleague to make their participation worthwhile. To move this forward make contact as soon as possible with Conal Gallagher 0862112812; David McLoone 0877760177; Michael Daly 0869171949 or Tom Daly 0872390410.Aodh Ruadh soft shell jacketsThere will be an opportunity to try on ladies, adult and youth sizes of our soft shell jacket on Tuesday, 25th November from 8pm to 9pm.Please bear in mind that the 30th November deadline for orders approaching shortly. With Christmas coming up they are the perfect stocking filler for your GAA mad man, woman or child.All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus kids jackets will have the child’s initials on the sleeve.You can check out samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Club AGMThe Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 7th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination papers have now been circulated to all adult members whose e-mail details are on the online registration system.For those who did not receive nomination papers, they are also available to print and download from aodhruadh.org.The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 28th November.Anyone who requires nomination papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements.The deadline for receipt of motions passed at midnight, Monday, 17th November.Passing of Tom CullenTom Cullen, who was laid to rest recently in Belleek, had huge connections with Ballyshannon and made a significant contribution to Aodh Ruadh through his work in the De La Salle. We have a tribute to his memory on aodhruadh.org.Abbey Centre BingoNoel Cunningham Jr was the winner of the €400 jackpot. The November big bingo is this Friday at nine at the Abbey Centre. €1,000 jackpot game. The winter snowball stands at €275 on 48 numbers or less. Books priced at €15 full book, €8 half book, or book and a half for €20.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €3,300. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 8, 9, 13 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Seamus Connolly, Moy Road; Monica Quinn, Benildus Avenue; Joe Doherty, Tullymore; Kathleen McGrory, Tievebrack; and Nellie Blake, Parkhill. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €3,400 takes place at 8.30pm in Dorrian’s Hotel on Sunday.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: LADIES.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR FOOTBALLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH JUVENILE HURLING AGM TAKES PLACE THIS THURSDAY was last modified: November 25th, 2014 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more