Rematch of the century?

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But it proves Mayweather’s flair and showmanship as a promoter. With Pacquiao-Mayweather 1, sold by both camps as the “Fight of the Century,” panned by critics and boxing purists as the fight that was five years past its shelf life when it was finally held in Las Vegas in 2015, the only way to generate a lucrative “Rematch of the Century” would be to start promoting it early.Pacquiao has said he would fight one more time this year, targeting a December playdate.Despite their first fight failing to meet boxing expectations—there was little slam-bang action from two of the best welterweights of all time and Pacquiao complained of a shoulder injury later—it was the richest bout in history until Mayweather tangled with UFC star Conor McGregor in a crossover duel.If Mayweather, indeed, signs up to fight Pacquiao, who has been clamoring for a rematch, and hopes to get within sniffing distance of what he earned against McGregor, he’ll have to start promoting early—which may exactly be what he’s doing.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award That alone would have lit the social media feeds of boxing fans. The caption that accompanied it, though, set the rumor mill on fire.“I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year another 9 figure pay day on the way @mayweatherpromotions,” wrote Mayweather.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe post garnered more than 100,000 likes and 1,300 comments in just 20 minutes, underscoring the drawing power of both boxing superstars, who are generally considered the best of their era and the most influential fighters of their generation.Do a little digging and you’ll get to a video posted by boxing journalist Lance Pugmire on YouTube, where Mayweather was even more explicit. In the video, Mayweather is hamming it up with boxing manager and matchmaker Sean Gibbons, with the latter goading him about going after win No. 51 and referencing Wanheng Menayothin, the Thai fighter who one-upped Mayweather by hiking his record to 51-0 after beating Filipino Pedro Taduran.Gibbons was in the midst of talking about Menayothin, who has never fought outside of Thailand, when Mayweather interrupted him. The two went on an exchange that ended with “Money” laying the challenge for Pacquiao.“We’re gonna take the belt, we’re gonna get the payday and I don’t want no shoulder excuses,” Mayweather said.And while the whole episode was titillating enough to tickle boxing fans’ fancy or, at the very least, induce rounds of debate on whether it would make for palatable viewing, there was little confirmation on whether Mayweather was serious or this was just another outlandish PR stunt.Pacquiao, on the other hand, could not be reached for comment at press time.ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA/INQUIRERThe video was quick, less than 50 seconds on Instagram. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his posse crossed paths with Manny Pacquiao and his entourage and the two exchanged a few words.Both were in an event in Japan and the loud music drowned out a lot of the exchange. In the video, which the undefeated American boxer posted on his Instagram account, Mayweather can be heard saying: “I’m coming back” and Pacquiao repeatedly answering “I’ve got the belt.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gallant silver for PH rowers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READlast_img read more

BUNCRANA 5K SET TO DRAW THE CROWDS

first_imgThe 10th annual Buncrana 5km Road Race and Fun Run takes place tomorrow, May 29th. As ever, sponsored by Sean Furey Insurances of Buncrana and Carndonagh, the 2013 edition of the event promises to be as popular as ever with club runners and recreational athletes alike. Over the last nine years, the race has become a highlight in the Northwest racing calendar due to the proven fast course and the excellent organisation.This race is the poster event of the popular Furey Insurances 5k Series which this year comprises four races held between Derry and Inis Eoghain.The series kicked off in April at the Bay Road in Derry, a race that incorporated the Northern Ireland 5k Championships and was won in fine style by City of Derry Spartans’ Declan Reed who just edged Foyle Valley’s Scott Rankin and led the Spartans to a comprehensive team victory, where the Spartans filled eight of the top ten placings.The women’s race at the Bay Road was also won by Spartan’s Catherine Whoriskey with a new PB (Personal Best) of 18m 18s but the female Spartans lost their team crown to a very strong Omagh Harriers trio. However, that was then and the Buncrana 5k has proven itself to be a much tougher animal in the past with levels of competition usually higher that any of the other Furey Series races. The male team race last year was won by a very strong Foyle Valley AC quartet who surprised everybody but themselves by lifting the Sean Furey Insurances perpetual shield for the first time.Over the previous eight editions of the race, either City of Derry or Letterkenny AC had been dominant but in 2012 they were relegated to 2nd and 3rd respectively by the the purple vests. The Foyle Valley boys have been running very well so far in 2013 and will need to continue to do so if they are to retain their team title when they themselves are now the target!Other NW clubs who could potentially feature include Inishowen AC, led by the evergreen and former three time winner Pauric McKinney, along with Omagh Harriers, Springwell AC, Tir Connall AC and Finn Valley AC.The Spartan ladies had a comprehensive victory in last year’s team race with Foyle Valley and Inishowen AC in 2nd and 3rd. However, this year they will be without the 2012 individual winner Marina Campbell as she is on the injury list but have strength in depth and will be keen to seek revenge on the Omagh girls after the Bay Road. The race is by no means only between these two though, with potentially strong squads from Finn Valley, Springwell, Inishowen, Foyle valley and Letterkenny who, if they turn out, will all have something to say about the team title. As in the male event, clubs from further afield often seem to find the midweek journey too far but if some of the Belfast clubs like St Malachys, North Belfast Harriers or Annadale Striders make the trip then you are sure to see some fireworks.The individual race has always been one of the highest quality in Ulster with a sub 15 min clocking often required to seal the win. St Malachy’s duo of Kevin Seaward (14.44 – 2007) and Joe McAllister (14.40 – 2010), along with Letterkenny’s Ciaran Doherty (14.59 – 2011) are members of that elite club and indeed McAllister’s record stands as the Irish Record for the course. In 2012 the Buncrana public were treated to a little demonstration of the East African dominance when Kenyan Runner Freddie Keron Sittuk- who was staying with former winner Greg Roberts- posted 14 mins 18 sec to win, some 48 seconds ahead of second placer Scott Rankin who was himself very close with 15.06. The organisers have deemed Freddie’s time to be an all-comers record for the course and continue to offer €100 bonus to anyone who can break either record. In addition they offer €200 to anyone who can break 14 mins! So far this year, local runners Rankin, Reed and City of Derry’s Richard Johnsto!n have all been sub 15 on different courses so if the weather is decent they may repeat the feat in Buncrana and indeed could challenge McAllister’s record. Kenyan Freddie Sittuk is also in the country at the moment and has indicated that he’ll be back to have a crack at the all-comers record or indeed at the astounding 14 minute barrier which is worth noting would mean having to run each mile at 4 mins 30 sec pace! Others to watch out for include Foyle Valley’s Keith Shields who seems to be setting PBs every time he races recently, along with Spartan Connor Bradley who has run sub 15 minutes on many occasions. The ladies course record is no less impressive. Letterkenny AC’s former Olympian Maria McCambridge broke the record in 2010 running an excellent 16 mins and 7 seconds. Indeed, in that race, three time winner and former record holder, Finn Valley’s Therese Mc Gloin was also inside her old record running 16.35 for second place. In addition to McCambridge and Mc Gloin, other likely contenders include Lifford AC’s AnnMarie McGlynn , Letterkenny’s Foinnula Diver and Spartan Catherine Whoriskey.Despite all this talk of records and the fleet of foot, the main aim of this race and indeed of the series is to provide competition for all levels of runners and joggers. It doesn’t matter if you have just started jogging and have to take walk breaks every so often, you are more than welcome to Buncrana. The only thing that we ask is that you do attempt to run/jog the 5km. It doesn’t matter if you have to walk a bit in the middle but this is not a walking event. Also worth noting that due to Athletic Association of Ireland (AAI) rules, no athlete under 16 years of age will be allowed to compete.In addition to being part of the Furey Insurances 5k series, the race is also race 11 of the Donegal Athletics Board’s Summer Grand Prix series which this year comprises a staggering 50 races. Due to the huge number of events happening this year, the organisers of the Furey Insurances Series have decided to reduce the number of races from six to four. Along with the aforementioned Bay Road and Buncrana 5ks, Lisnagelvin (June 26th) and Balliniska (July 17th) complete the 2013 Furey Insurances 5K Series with competitors needing to complete three out of four races to be eligible for the series prizes.Event Details Wednesday 29th May 2013. Registration from 5.30pm at Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, adjacent to Buncrana Leisure Centre. Entry fee €10/£9stg, Chip timing in operation. Race starts at 7.30 sharp. Refreshments provided after in Scoil Mhuire. Showers available in Buncrana Leisure Centre. Pre-race entries can be emailed to [email protected] — simply state your name, gender, age on race day and club! These must be received by 6pm on Tuesday the 28th May. Your race number can be picked up on the night when payment is made. Due to the large numbers expected please help us and yourselves by pre-entering! Any of those who intend to register on the night please get there early as we will be closing registration at 7.10pm sharp and don’t want to have to disappoint you. ThanksThe Sean Furey Insurances Buncrana 5k is organised by City of Derry Spartans AC in association with Scoil Mhuire Buncrana, Buncrana Leisure Centre and the help of the local community.This is an event for everyone regardless of what level of runner you think you are. No more excuses – too fast, too far, not far enough (?), I’ve no speed, I’ll be last! We have heard them all and refute them all. If you can cover three miles in training then you have a right to be there! If you have never tried a 5k or feel your PB is up for review then no better place to be.We organise everything except the weather! How you run is up to you!BUNCRANA 5K SET TO DRAW THE CROWDS was last modified: May 28th, 2013 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:Buncrana 5klast_img read more

GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgWe will hold only 3 Registration Sessions this year, Saturday’s Feb. 16th & 23rd between 11am and 2pm and on Wednesday evening, Feb. 20th between 6pm and 8pm. Full details were sent in a club e-mail yesterday.There will be a Minor Board Meeting next Thursday, Feb. 14th in the Clubhouse at 6:30pm. All managers are required to attend, see details in Notes below.Last Person Standing is up and running, so if you are in don’t forget to send your pick to Paul McGovern by 2pm this Friday (Feb. 8th). The Big Fight Night, Lord of the Rings 4 has launched and will take place on Friday, March 15th in the Mt. Errigal Hotel. Tickets are now available for a night not to be missed as St. Eunan’s pit their boxing skills against the Rugby club.The dates for the two semi finals and county final of Scór Sinsir were decided at a recent meeting of coiste scór Dhún na nGall. The first semi final will take place in Gleann Fhinne on Friday 15th February at 7.30pm and the second semi final will be held in Burt on Saturday 16th February at 7.30pm. The county final of Scór Sinsir will be held in Gleann tSúilí on Friday 22nd February. Anyone interested in taking part on behalf of the club are asked to contact Ofifigeach Chultúrtha & Teanga, Fergus McGee on 086 854 4445.There will be a Minor Board meeting next Thursday, February 14th at 6:30pm in the Clubhouse. All team managers are asked to attend to arrange handover of gear and also to have a list of anything needed for 2013.This year’s Senior Board Dinner Dance will take place in the Mt. Errigal Hotel on Friday, March 8th. Tickets will be on sale shortly. The U6/U8 hurling and camogie has started again in the LYIT Friday’s at 6:30pm to 7:45pm. The U10 hurlers are in the Aura Wed at 7pm to 8pm. The U10/U12 camogie training has resumed again in the convent gym Wednesdays 7pm to 8pm. The U12 hurlers have resumed in the Aura at 7pm to 8pm Thursday’s. All new players welcome. Cost €3 per session.U12 Girls football is also up and running again between 6pm and 7pm in the Convent Gym. New members welcome.Training for the U14 girl’s football team for 2013 has started in the Game On indoor Astro Turf Centre at Lisnennan (Old Unifi Plant) on Wednesday’s at 6pm sharp (please arrive 10 mins early). This is open to all girls born in 1999 & 2000. The indoor sessions will run for 7 weeks until the end of Feb and each session will cost €3 per person.Managers are asked to contact Paul McGovern asap to book their slots on the training pitch for 2013, with slots filling up fast. The Minor Board will be holding a meeting in the next two weeks to arrange hand over of gear and to get a list of new equipment needed for new season, all team managers are asked to attend. Details in a few days.Best wishes to Eileen Gallagher, Ard O’Donnell for a speedy recovery, hopefully she will be back home shortly and attending matches again in the not too distant future. The sweets are badly missed! There were 7 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw. They matched 3 numbers and win €15 each. The numbers were 1-9-13-15. Pascal & Pasqueline Blake, c/o Blake’s Bar (Adrian), Ciaran McIntyre, Fernhill; John Ellison, Lismonaghan; Eugene Sullivan, The Fairways; Pauric Ryan, College Farm Rd.; Aidan McGlynn, Rockhill and James McDaid, Lurgy.GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more