Choosing the right boots

first_imgThere’s much to admire about Nike football boots these days: the looks, the beauty of the colouring and design, all fuelling the desire of aspiring footballers.However, there’s more to the boot than meets the eye. Say, for instance, if you’re the regular-sized baller who dribbles a lot, Nike’s specifications will not be the same for a player whose game is more akin to passing, or the usually sturdy fellow that stands in the centre of defence and largely on the full sole of his feet, generally playing the ball with the side of the boot.It’s all part of the technological innovations for comfort and enhancing one’s game, as explained by Pedro Boyd, Nike’s head of sports marketing and player sponsorship regionally; and Simone Jackson, the woman in charge of marketing at Locker Room Sports, a local carrier of the Nike brand.Boyd, along with Michael Bookbinder and Eliado Mitre, are members of a Panamanian-based Nike team that conducted the coaching exercises at the two-day Red Stripe Player Development Workshop Programme – in conjunction with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) and its league sponsors Red Stripe – at the Barbican playing field.”Each shoe has different characteristics and each player has different characteristics, so we have four shoes that fit those characteristics,” explained Boyd, who is responsible for signing a number of top Reggae Boyz to the brand, including new rave Leon Bailey, who recently signed with German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.The Nike official further explained the other type of recently crafted top-of-the-line football shoes.MODELS OF SHOE”One is the Majista, which is like Iniesta’s shoes. This one is made for mainly control on the ball.”Then you have speed, which is Cristiano Ronaldo’s Mercurial. That’s another test we did,” Boyd continued, while listing the branding with their world-class signings. “Then we have the Tiempo, which is for more long passing, more feeling of the ball, more accuracy; and last but not least, we have the Hyper. This is a trial for Wayne Rooney’s shoes that is more for accuracy when shooting towards the goal.”One pair of each boot was handed over by Boyd as a gift for four of the Red Stripe Premier League players who participated in the drills at four stations, all designed for play suited to the boot’s specifications.Jackson expounded qualities of the brand and Locker Room’s role in educating its customers.”As Locker Room Sports takes part in this Nike camp, we are carriers of Nike and what we do is we offer quality boots.”The players need to learn the right boot for the right position that they play. Many a times, there is talent, but the tool that is being used is causing the talent to not come out as effectively as it can.”last_img read more

FEU ‘lost discipline’ in 4th in loss to Ateneo, says Racela

first_imgFEU coach Olsen Racea. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University hasn’t been the picture of excellence in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament. An illustration of mediocrity would be apt.The Tamaraws sit at the fourth seed with a 5-5 record and they’re in a precarious situation as University of the Philippines, which has a 4-5 card, is definitely in a position to creep in from behind.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Pumaren decries ‘crucial’ calls in Adamson loss: Refs shouldn’t decide the game For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny FEU was able to keep Ateneo at bay up until the fourth quarter where the Blue Eagles gained control. Ateneo upped the ante in the final frame where it outscored FEU, 23-9.“We lost discipline, which was something we didn’t do in the first three quarters,” said Racela in Filipino. “We gave direct lines to the basket and that’s something we should not do against a team like Ateneo.”ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FEU’s latest loss came against league-leading Ateneo, 70-59, in what became as a manifestation of a fourth quarter collapse.READ: Blue Eagles earn Final Four spot, down TamarawsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd even though the Tamaraws faltered under pressure, head coach Olsen Racela still looked at the brighter side of things.“There is concern but the way we played against the No. 1 team, it gives me enough satisfaction going into the next four games, but we just have to address some little things and we’ll be all right,” said Racela Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.center_img MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Transport Minister Back at Work

first_imgFollowing the completion of her 21-day self-isolation from the public, Transport Minister Angela Cassell-Bush has resumed official duties. Minister Bush quarantined herself following the death of her driver, Nimene Sumo, from the Ebola virus disease.  A statement issued by the Ministry over the weekend quoted the preliminary result from the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH/SW), that Mr. Sumo died of Ebola on October 11, 2014.The MOT statement further said that the deceased made no contact with Minister Bush on Friday, October 3, his last day at work.  Minister Bush immediately quarantined herself for 21 days from October 3 to 27.At a media forum in Monrovia over the weekend, Minister Bush said that her decision to isolate herself was in full compliance with the preventive measures against the deadly virus. She noted that it was also prudent for officials like herself to lead by example.She then disclosed that the isolation period afforded her the opportunity to concentrate on strategies that will help her to successfully implement major programs for the rebranding of the transport sector.Meanwhile Minister Bush has received a certificate from the MOH/SW declaring her Ebola free.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

People’s Party of Canada candidate Ron Vaillant tours Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – People’s Party of Canada candidate Ron Vaillant was in Fort St. John as part of a tour prior to this Fall’s Federal Election.In late July, the People’s Party announced that Vaillant will represent the party as a parachute candidate for the riding of Prince George – Peace River – Northern Rockies, running against current Conservative MP, Bob Zimmer, in the October 21 Election.Vaillant is a resident of Lacombe, Alberta and is a journeyman carpenter and pipefitter.- Advertisement -According to Vaillant, the Party’s platform is about Financial Responsibility and Integrity, with plans of balancing the budget and eliminating the Country’s debt.The Party also has plans of lowering taxes and scrapping the Carbon Tax, along with supporting the construction of a national pipeline.Vaillant says the whole purpose of the Party is to protect Canada and bring forward a Pro-Canada stance in the interests of Canadians.Advertisement “The whole issue is to protect Canada, bring forward integrity and honesty, and a Pro-Canada stance instead of a Pro-UN stance.”For more information on the People’s Party of Canada, you can visit their website.The 2019 Federal Election will be taking place on October 21.last_img read more

Video: Better than Hart? Celtic ace denies Ronaldinho and his Barcelona team-mates

first_imgJoe Hart took the plaudits despite Man City losing to Barcelona in the Champions League.MESSI HAILS HART DISPLAYThe Liga club progressed to the quarter finals at City’s expense, winning 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate, with the England no.1 preventing a bigger score.JOE HART’S SAVES AGAINST BARCELONAIt reminded us of David Marshall’s fantastic performance in goal for Celtic in 2004, with the Hoops reaching the UEFA Cup last-16 at the expense of Barca.He was just 19 years old at the time, but made a string of fantastic saves to keep out the likes of Ronaldinho, Luis Enrique and Gerard Lopez as Celtic protected their 1-0 lead from the first leg to go through after a 0-0 draw.Was Marshall’s performance better than Hart’s? We want to know what your favourite ever individual display is, using #OneManShow on Twitter – click here to get involved and tweet @talkSPORT.last_img read more


first_imgKnockalla Caravans Cup Quarter-FinalFanad United 2 Letterkenny Rovers 0Playing with a strong wind at their backs Letterkenny came out of the traps the best but were unable to find a way past the Fanad rearguard. The first half was a battle with very few clear cut chances for either side the best of which fell to Steve Okakpu for Letterkenny but when faced one on one with the Fanad keeper he shot wide.Half time arrived with neither side having scored. Fanad were really up for this cup game and really took the game to their much older opposition but in the end youth was to prove the winners.Fanad and in particular their front two continuously caused problems and it was they who combined to score the opener when Shane Buchanan crossed delightfully for the free Conor Matheson to score.Fanad didn’t sit back after this and soon found themselves two up when Kevin Murray scored a 40 yard free kick which deceived the Letterkenny keeper. Buchanan continuously caused problems to the Letterkenny team and although Letterkenny pushed hard late on through efforts from Keith Malseed and Davitt Walsh neither troubled the Fanad keeper.Fanad held on to win 2-0.Chris Malseed an Jonathan Minnock best for the visitors with an outstanding team performance from the home side with Paddy Mc Grenaghan again running the show but man of the match must go to Shane Buchanan who time and time again destroyed the visitors. Ref Paul Duddy. KNOCKALLA CARAVANS CUP: FANAD UNITED 2, LETTERKENNY ROVERS 0 was last modified: April 30th, 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:KNOCKALLA CARVANS CUP: FANAD UNITED 2LETTERKENNY ROVERS 0last_img read more


first_imgCloughaneely GAA News:***Club Championship!!**Beidh muid uilig ag tarraingt ar Dhún Fionnachaidh Dé Domhnaigh fá choinne na gcluichí móra Craoibhe in éadan ár gcomharsanaí, Naomh Mícheál. Guímid gach rath ar ár sinsir agus ar ár fhoireann tacaíochta. The Seniors and Reserves have their first Championship outing of the season this weekend where they take on our neighbours St. Michaels at the bridge on Sunday at 1:30 and 3:00 PM. Best of luck to both teams! Please come out and show your support!***Donegal Seniors/Minors***Both Donegal Seniors and Minors overcame the challenge of Tyrone at the weekend in the Ulster Championship! Seniors: 1-13 | 1-10, Minors 1-11 | 0-08. A special mention to our own clubman Jason McGee who produced an outstanding debut performance in the county jersey and had a big impact in turning the game in favour of the Donegal minors!***U-12’s / U-14’s***Our U-12’s play an away game to St.Michaels on Wednesday, May 27th @ 6:30 PMOur U-14’s play an away game to Downings Monday, May 25th @ 7:00 PM***Under age Information***Please see the following training schedule for the underage teams at the pitchNew players always welcome!***U-6’s – Fridays at 5:00 – 5:45 PMU-8’s – Fridays at 6:00 – 7:00 PMU-10’s – Saturdays at 11:00 AM -12:00 PMU-12’s – Monday and Friday at 5:30 PMThe club is also running a national school coaching programme each Wednesday for the next 4 weeks; where students from national schools throughout the parish will be transported from school to the club grounds for mentoring and coaching from club members and players. Many thanks to all those who are volunteering their time to assist in mentoring and running the programme! . n0 ***Congratulations***Congratulations to Seamus O’Donnell + Maire McManus, Eibhlin Curran + Kevin Scanlon and Helena McCarry + Gerard Hamer who all got married at the weekend! We wish you all the best of luck for the future!GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY FACE LOCAL RIVALS ST MICHAEL’S IN DONEGAL SFC THIS SUNDAY was last modified: May 19th, 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:CloughaneelyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Promising Letterkenny cyclist joins top English team for 2017

first_imgLetterkenny teenage cyclist, Shauna McFadden, has teamed up with a top English team for the 2017 season.Shauna is now officially part of Team Jadan-Weldtite, the women’s cycle racing team based in Yorkshire, set up in 2014. She is hoping this development can lead to bigger and better things as she continues in her quest to become a professional cyclist.The Loreto Secondary School student, who turned 17 last week, has been making quite a name for herself in recent years with some sterling performances in the saddle. With a move to a new team done and dusted, she is keen to get a good winter’s training under her belt ahead of the new season.“My last race was the Rás na mBan held in Kilkenny in the second week of September. That was a really tough event, the toughest event I’ve competed in since I started cycling five years ago. But it was a great experience and gave me a real insight into what the top end of the sport is all about,” Shauna said.Shauna has earned herself a reputation as a tough and self-motivated athlete.“I suppose I am determined, driven, passionate and committed to cycling. Setting goals and then achieving them is the approach I take to the sport, and it works for me,” she added. Every year, Shauna has raised the bar for herself. Last year, she was a member of the Irish team that competed in the Youth Olympics in Georgia. And 2016 is another year she can reflect on with satisfaction.After coming runner-up in the Phoenix GP in Belfast in April, Shauna landed a superb victory in May when taking in the McCann Cup in Omagh.She also competed in three of the races in the crit series in England This was followed with a trip to Denmark, where she helped a Danish team to team victory in a three-day event.“I was then selected to compete in the Belgium Project. I received funding to train for three weeks in the summer in Belgium,” commented Shauna, who finished also third in the Irish under-18 championships.“Rás na mBan brought the curtain down on my season and that’s where I teamed up with Team Jadan-Weldtite. I was really impressed with the set-up and how they go about things. I’m really looking forward to riding in their colours next year. “While I have achieved a lot over the last five years, my ultimate aim is to become a professional cyclist. For now, it’s a matter of getting the miles in and building power for next season. There’s never any substitute for hard work.Victoria Hood, manager of Team Jadan-Weldtite said she’s excited tohave Shauna riding with them next year.She said: “Girls like Shauna are what this team is all about. When I first set the team up three years ago, our ambition was to find and then develop talented girls, but I also wanted those girls to be good role models and encourage more girls into the sport. The team is made up of girls with amazing potential but they are all lovely and when we aretogether at races, they all have fun.“They know when to switch the focus on and at all times I try to encourage a friendly supportive environment. Our youth, junior and senior girls are extremely talented but they also have the right attitude. “They really are inspirational and this is why Shauna fits in so well. She is such a tough rider, technically she is great and she challenges herself constantly. The whole team are looking forward t having Shauna along for the ride and as team manager I am lookingforward to helping her reach her full potential.”Promising Letterkenny cyclist joins top English team for 2017 was last modified: December 6th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:CYCLINGletterkennyLoreto Secondary SchoolShauna McFaddenlast_img read more

Arsenal plot January swoop for Spain ace with ‘£17.8m deal’ lined up

first_img REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Arsenal hope to sign Villarreal ace Pablo Fornals when the January transfer window opens, according to reports.Fornals, the midfielder, has caught the eye this season, scoring three times in all competitions and chipping in with a further two assists.His most eye-catching moment came in a 3-0 defeat of Athletic Club, when the 22-year-old fired a long-range volley into the back of the net from 40 yards. MONEY Fornals doesn’t just do filthy footwork. He’ll also launch long range rockets with pin-point accuracy— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) October 4, 2018Fornals’ performances have earned him a return to the Spain squad, and Arsenal have begun to track him ahead of the transfer window reopening in just over a month.And, according to The Sun, the Gunners hope to wrap up a January deal for Fornals by triggering his release clause with a £17.8million bid.The north Londoners are prepared to match the clause as manager Unai Emery plans for life with Aaron Ramsey, the Wales midfielder who will leave the Emirates either in January or when his contract expires at the end of the season. huge blow center_img ADVICE Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Football News shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF A deal for Fornals, who began his career with Malaga, could be funded by the sale of Mohamed Elneny.The Egypt international, has not made a league appearance this season and will be sold if an offer of around £15million is submitted to Arsenal.last_img read more

Mullins bags debut goal on useful first night for Donegal’s class of 2018

first_imgNathan Mullins marked his first Donegal senior appearance with a goal in a routine 15-point win over Queen’s in Ballybofey.Donegal 2-15 Queen’s 0-6Pictures by Joe Boland, North West News Pix Mullins bagged a goal late in the first half, after Michael Langan tucked home midway through the opening period, when Donegal ripped their way past the students.Donegal led by nine points at the short whistle, as Mullins rose high to flick a McFadden Hail Mary to the net for a debut goal.The inclusion of Mullins – son of former Dublin legend Brian – meant there was only one debutant in the Donegal starting XV.The midfielder lined out for the Donegal U21s under Jim McGuinness and the St Vincent’s player has committed to Donegal for 2018. Mullins certainly acquitted himself well on his opening night as Bonner – for whom this, too, was a first game in charge in what is his second spell as the Donegal senior boss – saw his side ease to victory.Man of the Match Langan – who ended the game with 1-6 to his name – was red hot in the opening quarter and scored three points, two frees off the ground and a delicious first-timer from the stand side, before getting in for the goal in the 17th minute.Hugh McFadden, installed as Donegal’s captain for the McKenna Cup campaign, won a turnover to set Donegal on their way.Michael Carroll picked up possession to tee up Niall O’Donnell, whose shot was turned away by Queen’s goalkeeper Callum Mullan-Young only for Langan to steer home.Mullins was in for an early goal chance, but he shot wide in the third minute after an improvised piece of play opened the possibilities. On his way, Mullins was hit late and Langan stepped up to convert the free for the first point of Bonner’s new era. McFadden hoofed over from distance and the hosts should have made a better fist of a move in the fifth minute.Tony McClenaghan, involved a lot in the early stages, found Eoghan Ban Gallagher in the danger zone, but his pass across, intended for Jamie Brennan, was intercepted by Aidan Rushe.Brennan was in again later in the half, but was denied by a strong save from Mullan-Young.Queen’s included Downings man Lorcan Connor in their line-up, but he was withdrawn after 13 minutes and they took until the 31st minute for Tiarnan Rushe to break their duck. Donegal were 2-5 to 0-2 ahead at the interval and Langan was among the scores again early in the second half, fetching well from the sky and turning over when he might have rattled the net for a second time.Caolan McGonagle, Ciaran McGinley, Brennan, Cian Mulligan, Langan, Darach O’Connor and Caolan Ward all registered in the second half as Donegal cruised.Queen’s difficult night ended with midfielder Shea Heffron sent off, getting the full compliment of yellow, black and red cards.Donegal concluded with eight different players having got on the scoresheet while Kevin McBrearty, Daire Ó Baoill and Peadar Mogan also came in for their senior bows on a useful first night at the office for the class of 2018.Donegal: Peter Boyle; Paul Brennan, Eamonn Doherty, Eoghan Ban Gallagher; Tony McClenaghan, Caolan Ward (0-1), Martin O’Reilly; Hugh McFadden (0-1), Nathan Mullins (1-0); Caolan McGonagle, Stephen McBrearty, Michael Carroll; Niall O’Donnell, Michael Langan (1-5, 3f), Jamie Brennan (0-2). Subs: Ciaran McGinley (0-1) for Carroll (half-time), Cian Mulligan (0-2) for O’Donnell (42), Kevin McBrearty for Mullins (47), Daire Ó Baoill for McClenaghan (53), Darach O’Connor (0-1) for S.McBrearty (53), Peadar Mogan for McFadden (63).Queen’s University: Callum Mullan-Young; Niall Keenan, Aidan Rushe, Ross Finn; Niall Scullion, James McMahon, Conor Murphy; Shea Heffron, Emmet Bradley (0-3, 1f); Callum O’Neill, Conor Martin (0-1), Cathal Donaghy; Tiarnan Rushe (0-2, 2ff), Jack Dowling, Lorcan Connor. Subs: Eamon Fyfe for Connor (13), Emmet Deane for Dowling (42), Patrick O’Connor for Finn (42), Oisin Leenehan for Martin (47), Eddie Mallon for A.Rushe (53), Ciaran Harney for Donaghy (53),Referee: James Lewis (Fermanagh)Mullins bags debut goal on useful first night for Donegal’s class of 2018 was last modified: January 5th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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