From Florida to Portlaoise – we meet the Panthers new American Trudy Walker

first_img GAA Photo: Portlaoise Panthers Portlaoise Panthers have welcomed Trudy Walker from Florida who has joined the Division 1 National League Women’s team for their 2019/2020 season.Trudy is settling into Portlaoise having joined the club from Jacksonville University, Florida.We caught up with Trudy to find out about where her career began, her first impressions of Portlaoise and what the coming season will hopefully bring. Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Twitter Age: 22Hometown: Fortpierce, FloridaPosition: ForwardBiggest influence: I’ve a lot of influences. I can’t think of just one.Pre-game rituals: It’s not a ritual but I prepare myself mentally because basketball is my ministry. I say my prayers and talk to god and ask him to lead me and guide me in the game.Pre-game song: A lot of Boosie before a gameFavourite player: Denis RodmanMotto: “i AM”How has your transition from home to Portlaoise been so far?It has been great. The people are nice, I like the culture, my teammates, coaches and my host family. There is a lot of rain though.Biggest achievement of you career so far?Finding my role on my team, always providing as much as I can, coming to Ireland and having a positive effect and attitude and getting better in every ‘training session’. I am always taking advantage of opportunities.What made you start playing?I started playing when I was about 10 or 11. I had different people investing their time and knowledge into me and it just went from there. I always wanted to be a professional player.Favourite thing about Panthers so far?The support system from the Portlaoise community and being a being a role model in the kids’ lives and in their dreams of becoming great players. Home Sport Basketball From Florida to Portlaoise – we meet the Panthers new American Trudy… SportBasketball Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleGardaí urge students to stay safe as Junior Cert celebrations set to kick offNext articleWomen in Sport: Memories, mentors and hopes with Laois Ladies football ace Anna Healy Aedín DunneAedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn’t like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise’s bid to 10-in-a-row. From Florida to Portlaoise – we meet the Panthers new American Trudy Walker Where you up until you came to Portlaoise?I came here from Jacksonville University and I was in another University before that. College basketball prepared me and made me solid.What do you hope the season will bring?A lot of Ws (wins). I hope to make long term friendships and relationships with teammates and coaches and the community and do well in the championship. I want to make the team better and for the team to make me better.SEE ALSO – WATCH: Absolutely class video showcasing the best that Laois has to offer WhatsApp Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSNational LeaguePortlaoise PanthersTrudy Walker Twitter Facebook GAA Facebook By Aedín Dunne – 4th October 2019 WhatsApplast_img read more

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Cervélo named Official Bike of MarkAllenOnline

first_imgCervélo has renewed its relationship with multisport coaching specialist MarkAllenOnline. For the next three years, Cervélo and MarkAllenOnline will ‘join forces in an effort to bring the best triathlon bike and the best online coaching company together to service the triathlon community worldwide.’With Cervélo’s introduction of its brand new P5 triathlon/TT bike, the company’s impact on the triathlon community goes from strength to strength. Likewise, MarkAllenOnline ‘continues to help triathletes to reach their potential through world class coaching.’ Last October over 30 athletes at the Ironman World Championships were coached by MarkAllenOnline.“We like our athletes to be on the fastest bike. Only Cervelo has always delivered the most aerodynamic bike, so we were recommending Cervélo even before our partnership. It was just a natural move for both of us,” said 6-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion Mark Allen, the Head Coach of the company.www.markallenonline.com www.cervelo.com www.p5simplyfaster.com Relatedlast_img read more

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Seward Highway Reopening After Rockslide

first_imgThe Alaska Department of Transportation is responding to the rockslide. Original Story: The Seward Highway has been closed between the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage due to a rockslide this morning. The slide was called in at 7:30am in this morning. The Anchorage Police Department says the highway is closed at mile 114, which falls within the municipality of Anchorage, north of McHugh Creek and south of Potter Marsh and the highway weigh station. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享8:40am Update: Seward Highway being reopened after rockslide. There have been no immediate reports as to when the highway will reopen.last_img

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Hemed unsure over his long-term future

first_imgSee also:McClaren hails Bright and Shodipo after ‘frustrating’ QPR drawQPR v Stoke player ratings’Tired’ Furlong needed a rest, says QPR boss McClarenFreeman: My focus is on QPRGoals for QPR’s Chair and SmithCameron set to return for QPR against Rotherham Embed from Getty Images Tomer Hemed says he is unsure what his future holds beyond the end of the season.The striker, recently back from injury, is on a season-long loan at QPR from Brighton.His Brighton contract expires this summer but the south-coast club have an option to extend the deal.AdChoices广告“It’s still too early for me. My head is only here in QPR and I will try my best to finish with the team well,” said the Israel international.“At the end of the season, we know the situation, I have to go back to Brighton and then obviously see with the club what the plans are for the future.”Hemed’s two-month lay-off has contributed to him managing just 10 league starts and four goals since his move to Loftus Road.However, the 32-year-old is regarded as an asset off the pitch as well as on it.“I came here to help the team, first of all with goals, and as well for my experience, and I will help as much as I can in any way that I can,” he explained.“Sometimes it’s just to give confidence, to speak with the players, and on the pitch to be the one to lead from the front.”Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channelcenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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NBA issues memo banning ‘casual relationship’ visitors in bubble

first_imgWhen conference semifinals begin in the 2020 NBA playoffs, spouses and families will be permitted in the bubble near Orlando. The NBA, however, is looking to set guidelines for player guests that fall into the “other” classification, such as girlfriends and recent acquaintances.A memo from the NBA and NBPA outlines what the league will tolerate as a significant other.It will preclude players from hosting guests considered casual in nature, including “known by the player only through social media or an intermediary,” according to the memo obtained by ESPN. Players must prove a longstanding relationship with a non-spouse. While friends and family will be defined in greater clarity, per the memo, those prohibited in the NBA bubble include agents, chefs, trainers and tattoo artists.Once in the bubble, family members must quarantine and then agree to follow the same restrictions applied to players and staff. There is no allowance for leaving the campus.Players will receive one ticket per guest per playoff game. —Field Level Medialast_img read more

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