BRETT AIMING FOR EUROPEAN GOLD IN EUROPE

first_imgDeele College’s very own boxing champion, Brett McGinty is currently preparing for one of the biggest competitions of his life, as he prepares for the European Youth Championships in Russia in later this month.But next week, Brett will head to Dublin to take part in a training camp, which will hopefully prepare him for a title bid in Eastern Europe.by Christopher O’Neill The young St Johnston man, who is a TY student in the school, is no stranger to success at this level, having previously won a bronze medal in this prestigious competition.Boxing at the 70 kg category, Brett is looking forward to the week-long training camp in Dublin, where he will hone his tactics for the forthcoming battles.Brett, who also excels on the football field with his native Kildrum and Maiden City in Derry, is more at home in the centre of the ring, where he combines explosive power with nifty footwork.Irish coaches have ear-marked Brett for glory from a young age and the Deele College student is hoping that these finals can lay the foundations for future success in the sport. “I need to get a medal, that is the number one aim and when that is achieved, I want to make sure that the colour is gold. I know the opposition will be tough I’m determined to work as hard as possible to make sure I’m physically and mentally ready for the challenge ahead.“Eugene O’Kane, my coach is the most dedicated coach I’ve ever seen and I want to win to make the hard work pay off for both of us.”Principal, Joe Boyle says that the school is very proud of Brett’s achievements and he has no doubt that the school will be welcoming back a European medallist, when Brett returns from Russia.“To achieve what Brett has achieved in the world of boxing illustrates the effort and commitment he has shown to the sport. With the help of his coaches and continued dedication, we are in no doubt that Brett can take back a medal from Russia.”He added, “To have a European medallist in the school is a great honour and I, along with all the staff, would like to wish him all the best, as he prepares for these games.” BRETT AIMING FOR EUROPEAN GOLD IN EUROPE was last modified: October 18th, 2014 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:boxingBrett McGinleydeele collegedonegallast_img read more

Clarke demands respect for Albion after victory over Chelsea

first_imgWest Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke said it would be unfair to put his side’s 2-1 win over Chelsea down to the visitors making changes to their team.Juan Mata, Oscar and Ramires were all left out of the starting line-up for the game.“It would be wrong to talk about leaving one or two perceived big players out and not how well we did,” the Blues legend said after his side’s 2-1 win.“They have quality players; they leave some out and they put some in.“Teams have to rest players. They have to travel all around the world and playing a lot is difficult for players, especially creative players.”See also:Chelsea slump to defeat at West 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Here’s what you need to know about the Giants’ search for a new manager

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants’ search for Bruce Bochy’s successor has officially begun.At an end-of-season press conference held Tuesday at Oracle Park, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi announced the club has identified two internal candidates who will be interviewed this week.Bench coach Hensley Meulens and third base coach Ron Wotus will be among the eight-to-10 candidates the Giants speak to about their managerial vacancy over the next month.“They will be in to at …last_img read more

Naomi Osaka taps into ‘zombie mode’ to advance in Madrid

first_imgJapan’s Naomi Osaka returns the ball during her match against Spain’s Sara Sorribes during the Madrid Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)Naomi Osaka said she switched into “zombie mode” in the final set to swat aside Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo in Tuesday’s second-round match at the Madrid Open.Top seed Osaka was taken to three sets by world number 73 Sorribes Tormo before the Japanese star stepped up her game to close out a 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-0 victory.ADVERTISEMENT “In the third set, I just, like, went zombie mode,” said Osaka, who has won the last two Grand Slam titles at the US Open and Australian Open.“I just thought of everything that I had to do to win – not necessarily the outcome, but just like the little things in between every game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The match was basically on my racquet, she wasn’t going for winners.“The points ended by me making a winner or an unforced error. But I was a bit unfocused in the second set.” Osaka has struggled since splitting with her coach Sascha Bajin in February while an abdominal injury forced her to withdraw from the Stuttgart WTA tournament recently, creating doubts about her challenge at the French Open later this month. She will meet Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus for a place in the quarter-finals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Thunder stars Paul George, Russell Westbrook undergo surgery Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View commentslast_img read more