That was My Year: Irish U19 Rugby player Conor Kelly

first_img Facebook That was My Year: Irish U19 Rugby player Conor Kelly By Siun Lennon – 2nd January 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Pinterest Home We Are Laois That was My Year: Irish U19 Rugby player Conor Kelly We Are Laois In Clontarf we finished 5th in the AIL, one spot outside of the Semi Final places, so that definitely would be something I would like to change Favourite moment of 2018 (apart from own personal activity)There was plenty of enjoyable moments on the rugby side of things, Leinster winning the Champions Cup and Pro14. Ireland winning the Grand Slam and more recently beating the All Blacks. For me, Johnny Sextons Drop Goal against France was probably the stand out moment. Worst moment of 2018?We lost the All Ireland U20 Fraser McMullen Cup final against Trinity. It was the first time Clontarf had ever made it to the final. That was pretty disappointing!Best learning experience of 2018?Getting to experience senior set ups for training sessions was a great learning experience, I spent a day in Carton House with the Irish Seniors in the build-up to their six nations game against Wales, their preparation and attention to detail very insightful.Conor Kelly of Leinster during the U18 Schools Interprovincial Series Round 3 between Ulster and Leinster at Methodist College, Belfast. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/SportsfileFuture What would be the one thing you would like to change in 2019?Ireland’s best ever finish at a Rugby World Cup.If you could attend any event in 2019 what would it be?For the year that’s in it I would love to attend the World Cup in Japan. I’m also a big fan of The Masters in Augusta, or else the Super Bowl, purely for entertainment reasons. What would you like to achieve in 2019? My main aim for 2019 would be to keep improving my own game and hopefully make the Irish u20 squad for the 6 Nations and Junior World Cup in Argentina and receive a contract on the back of that. Winning an AIL and U20 All Ireland with Clontarf would be very special. Also in college I would love to pass my civil engineering exams in UCD as well. Where do you hope to see yourself at the end of 2019? Hopefully to have an academy contract. What would be your own personal motto to see you through 2019?Not to have any regrets, give everything my best shot and not be left thinking ‘what could have been..’ or ‘what if…’SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Portlaoise AFC youngsters visit kids in Portlaoise Hospital Pinterest Facebook Twitter TAGSConor KellyThat was My Year center_img Council WhatsApp Community WhatsApp Community Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Conor Kelly of Ireland during the U-19 International Friendly match between Ireland and Japan at Energia Park in Donnybrook in 2018 In another ‘That was My Year’ interview we spoke to Conor Kelly, who was a member of the Ireland U19 squad and Leinster schools team.Conor spoke about his highlights of 2018, learning experiences and one thing he would like to change in 2019.What was your personal highlight of 2018?Two main highlights for me last season was making my AIL debut for Clontarf away against Young Munster and kicking a last-minute penalty to win by 2 points. Also playing for the Irish U19s against Japan last April 2018 is also something I am very proud of. Anything you would like to change from 2018? Previous article2018 Remembered – WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about recent suicide attempt in bid to help othersNext article2018 Remembered – A list of powerful GAA women operating in a man’s world Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ last_img read more

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FEI Sports Forum: Dual Careers for Athletes

first_img Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews Email* SIGN UP Dual career: preparing athletes for the workplace after their competitive career was the second topic on the agenda of the FEI Sports Forum 2013. Experts from the sports, business and academic worlds, as well as elite international athletes, spoke about their experiences and gave interesting examples of best practice in this area.“Is there life after sport?” FEI President HRH Princess Haya asked in her opening address.“The increasing professionalisation of sport requires athletes to dedicate most of their time to training and competition. Often at an age where others are starting their professional education, athletes face the problem of combining intense training and competition with professional education,” she commented. “Society, as well as any responsible sports organisation, should enable its athletes to safeguard their future during their sports careers by providing them with opportunities to qualify for the job market.”Although equestrian sport is more privileged than some other sports, as there is a whole industry offering employment, there are persistent challenges.Princess Haya described some of the actions the FEI can undertake to help its athletes make the transition from the competitive world to a successful professional career.“We can cooperate closely with the IOC within its IOC Athlete Career Programme, which includes Olympic Movement, National Olympic Committees, International Federations and National Federations,” she explained.“We can generate awareness among our own athletes of the need for a professional education. We can stimulate cooperation between the sport and the horse sector. We can provide our athletes with extensive information on professional education opportunities worldwide. We can – in cooperation with national entities – provide guidance and information for athletes on employment opportunities. We can provide advice to National Federations on creating a national network of sport organisations, education institutions, employment representatives, health and financial authorities. And finally, we can offer our athletes flexible tools, such as online education, for accessing educational training.“We, as the FEI, really hope that, one day, former equestrian athletes will serve us or the wider sport. It is therefore in our interest to create a ‘home-grown’ future generation of world-class FEI leaders and administrators who know our sport,” Princess Haya concluded.Dr Harald Müller, FEI Executive Director Education and Standards, presented a new FEI online education project which will be providing the equestrian community with exciting online training opportunities. This new platform – FEI Campus – will make the FEI the first Olympic sports organisation introducing professional online education for its stakeholders. This flexible tool will also provide support to the FEI Solidarity programmes.International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member and chair of the IOC Athletes Commission Claudia Bokel (GER) presented the IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP), launched in 2005 and renewed in 2012 through to 2020. The programme is offered by the IOC and the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in co-operation with Adecco, the world’s largest provider of solutions in human resources.The IOC Athlete Career Programme assists Olympic athletes in making the transition from the field of play to the labour market, as well as companies looking to hire employees that will make a difference in their workforce. The ACP offers an integrated approach of combining sport and education, life skills and employment opportunities.Since the creation of the programme, 32 National Olympic Committees on five continents have joined with the IOC and Adecco. By the end of 2012, outreach programmes had supported more than 10,000 athletes from over 100 countries with training opportunities and job placements.Maury Peiperl (USA), Professor of Leadership and Strategic Change at IMD business school, made a lively presentation on the subject of managing career transitions. He identified different career paths and outlined their specific characteristics. He highlighted the fact that linear career development is no longer the norm and that radical professional changes are more frequent. The business world is gradually becoming receptive to individuals such as athletes who come from non-traditional backgrounds and have been able to make bold career decisions.Thomas Batliner (LIE), former Olympic Jumping rider and investment consultant, and Sergei Aschwanden (SUI), judo bronze medallist in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, spoke of their experiences as elite athletes who have successfully transitioned into the business and academic worlds. The key roles of preparing the transition and the athletes’ entourage were emphasised.The panellists agreed that one of the biggest challenges facing athletes today was the lack of information about the tools facilitating career change. They stressed the importance of sports organisations getting closer to their athletes – in-person at events and seminars or through social media – to understand their needs and create interest and motivation.Delegates raised questions on different challenges such as the lack of motivation, the prospect of having a lengthy career as an equestrian athlete, or the possibility of failing at both sport and studies if neither were a priority.Claudia Bokel summarised the answers in one. “It is important to secure a basis for a new career even if it takes many years,” she said. “And of course you have to be realistic about what you want to achieve. But don’t contemplate failure, don’t take away the dreams!” Tags: HRH Princess Haya, FEI President HRH Princess Haya, IOC, FEI Sports Forum, IOC Athlete Career Programme, Dr Harald Müller, Claudia Bokel, Maury Peiperl, Thomas Batliner, Sergei Aschwanden, last_img read more

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#7 UWF Ends Season with Loss to #3 Lynn in NCAA Regional Final

first_imgUWF finished its season at 24-7 overall after winning the Gulf South Conference regular-season and tournament championships. Lynn (21-2) got out to an early lead with three doubles victories. The Fighting Knights claimed an 8-0 win at No. 2 to get the match started before secure two more points with an 8-3 win at No. 3 and an 8-4 win at No. 1. In singles play, Lynn scored with wins at Nos. 2 and 5. At No. 2, 17th-ranked Rosalie Willig defeated Paula Coyos, 6-2, 6-0 and at No. 5, Martina Gledacheva defeated Diana Vlad, 6-1, 6-2. BOX SCOREBOCA RATON, Fla. – The seventh-ranked UWF women’s tennis team suffered a 5-0 loss to third-ranked Lynn in the NCAA South II Regional Final at the Perper Tennis Complex Tuesday. UWF senior and 28th-ranked Paula Lopez was up a set in her match to seventh-ranked Grace Mpassy at No. 1 after using a 7-3 tiebreak for a 7-6 first set outcome. The Argonauts advanced to the regional final for the ninth-consecutive season.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Arkansas State women miss NCAA Tournament, to play in WNIT

first_imgJONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State women’s basketball team did not receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament and will instead host a first round game in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.The Red Wolves will Play Western Michigan on Wednesday in Jonesboro with tipoff scheduled for 7:05 p.m.ASU ended the season 23-10 overall while Western Michigan is 20-12. The winner of Wednesday’s game will take on the winner of the Middle Tennessee-Ball State game.last_img

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If you could/had to own a specific player’s jersey from each/any team, who would you choose…

first_img Members Members Forums Home Share this post 493 Tigers6884 Location:P.R. Followers 1 jrodsep Sign in to follow this   Prev 2 Location:Kentucky 567 Tigers6884 Share this post Share on other sites 23 16,001 0 Share on other sites The best part is it could be considered any player on that teams’s uni. 8,685 And the 50th anniversary patch is a must. Link to post Tigers6884 1,049 posts Casual question, & we shouldn’t feel like having to think of every big 4, or international or anywhere under the Sun, franchise/national side all at once or whatever…Select the single player jersey you would choose from any/all franchises.This doesn’t even have to be your fav player from each, simply whose jersey you’d enjoy walkin’ around in public/at a game/a bar/etc wearing.Aim to specify home or road or alt… as if designing the order for yourself.I’ll start with some AL East…TorontoNew YorkBostonBaltimoreTampa BayThe more the merrier… I’ll probably just participate myself as time filler, might go divison by division per visit myself. Members 493 Link to post Share on other sites Tigers6884 Banned Location:DC area Sports Logos PaperThin 58 Link to post 1,163 posts Share on other sites 567 Share this post Members 973 Link to post Xist2inspire PaperThin biscuit faces of them 118 1 118 Share on other sites 16,001 Posted March 19, 2015 Share on other sites Tigers6884 1 0 eliasrappaport 0 Share this post Posted March 20, 2015 0 Share this post 4 Banned 29 Posted March 20, 2015 http://www.penguins-hockey-cards.com/players/mario_lemieux_541.jpg.http://1.cdn.nhle.com/sharks/images/upload/2010/06/SFW%20Blake/Blake_16_slide.jpg Share on other sites The circle of life Share on other sites Link to post nuordr 33 1,744 posts Link to post Followers 1 Location:Philadelphia Pa Page 1 of 5   My NFL jersey collections is based on my favorite players. They are the following: Patriots – BradyDolphins – Marino / Zach ThomasTexans – Andre JohnsonBrowns – Ozzie Newsome / Bernie KosarBills – FletcherLions – SandersColts – ManningSteelers – PolamaluSeahawks – AlexanderPackers – Randall CobbTitans – Eddie George 1,163 posts 0 3,182 posts The Bird: The Big Unit: This topic is now closed to further replies. 23 9,766 posts Banned Share this post Prev Share on other sites Share this post 567 biscuit faces of them Link to post 973 2001mark JasonFromMiami Share on other sites 0 Jsmoove Share this post 58 Banned Share on other sites 493 SportsLogos.Net 3 nuordr Banned Favourite Logos:EaglesLakersFalconsOld Brewers Logo with glove Favourite Logos:Detroit Red Wings, 80’s Detroit Tigers logo, Robo Penguin, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, teal and purple Diamondbacks, Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies 70s-80s maroon,, teal Florida Marlins, throwback Lions logo oldschoolvikings Share on other sites 259 posts 2001mark 1 Posted March 20, 2015 0 5,068 posts Posted March 20, 2015 Link to post SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Link to post Jsmoove “Sports Aesthetics” Banned Link to post Members Posted March 20, 2015 All Activity 3,182 posts 8,685 Link to post If you could/had to own a specific player’s jersey from each/any team, who would you choose… 567 Posted March 20, 2015 973 Members 29 Share on other sites 58 199 JasonFromMiami By 2001mark, March 19, 2015 in Sports Logo News All Activity 29 Favourite Logos:Cubs, Yankees, Tar Heels Jeff Gordon’s 1999 one Share this post Favourite Logos:XFLSan Francisco 49ers 0 Posted March 19, 2015 Members Posted March 19, 2015 493 Share this post 0 2 Posted March 20, 2015 12,787 posts 16,001 Share on other sites Members 1 Favourite Logos:Blackhawks, DevilsBulls, HeatWhite Sox, Angels, CardinalsLeast Favorite logo: All chewing tobacco logos Diamond Dweller 58 3 2001mark Favourite Logos:XFLSan Francisco 49ers 837 If you could/had to own a specific player’s jersey from each/any team, who would you choose… Forums Home Favourite Logos:The Cross, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots Share this post 1,204 Jeff Gordon’s 1999 one* Googles “Jeff Gordon 1999” * …*sees photo of rainbow one-piece suit*….really. Im trying to get into racing 0 2 Link to post 58 Location:detroit 58 Share this post 567 Share this post 0 0 Go To Topic Listing Jeff Gordon’s 1999 one* Googles “Jeff Gordon 1999” * …*sees photo of rainbow one-piece suit*…. 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Never have seen one in person 0 199 33 2001mark Jungle Jim Share on other sites Link to post Members 3,182 posts oldschoolvikings 29 1,204 Posted March 19, 2015 Sports Logos 23 5,507 posts Members biscuit faces of them 17,487 posts WSU151 Posted March 20, 2015 JasonFromMiami Diamond Dweller 994 posts 5 eliasrappaport Recommended Posts It’s amazing how much better this uniform looks in sunlight than it ever did in the Kingdome. My NFL jersey collections is based on my favorite players. They are the following: Lions – SandersCharlie Sanders? Share on other sites 4 Members Members Page 1 of 5   1,744 posts Next 567 5,068 posts 33 29 Jungle Jim Members Share on other sites If you could/had to own a specific player’s jersey from each/any team, who would you choose…last_img read more

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