Limerick mother’s transformation through tragedy

first_imgNewsLimerick mother’s transformation through tragedyBy John Keogh – November 26, 2015 1818 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGSlimerickOperation TransformationPallas Foodsrte WhatsApp Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Clare Scanlan with presenter Kathryn Thomas and coworkers from Pallas Foods, Newcastle West A LIMERICK mother, whose lifestyle underwent a profound change after the death of her eldest child, has been selected as one of the five leaders for the next series of RTÉ’s weight loss show Operation Transformation.The programme will follow Clare Scanlan (39) from Monagea, an employee of Pallas Foods in Newcastle West, as she radically changes her eating patterns and exercise habits over the course of eight weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Clare, a native of West Cork, is married to Tom and has two children, Liam (11) and Caoimhe (10).Tragically, Clare’s eldest son Darra passed away four years ago from SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) aged just 15.She says that since his death she has kept going as best she can for her other children, but hasn’t had any energy to put into herself and is “stuck in a rut”.Clare, who is 5ft 7in tall and weighs 16st 5lbs says she has struggled with her weight all her life “putting on a bit of weight after each pregnancy” and admits that chocolate and biscuits are her downfall.Over the course of the show, Operation Transformation presenter Kathryn Thomas will be on hand along with four experts to encourage and motivate the leaders.The four Operation Transformation experts are Karl Henry, fitness expert; Dr Eddie Murphy, a principle clinical psychologist with the HSE; Aoife Hearne, a registered dietitian and Healthy Ireland Council member, and Dr Ciara Kelly, GP and expert in family health.The programme will be broadcast throughout next January and February. Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleStar Wars The Force Awakens competitionNext articleWater upgrade works on Dooradoyle Road a ‘fiasco’ John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

MassKara gun ban? City council says ‘no’

first_imgBACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardiaand Police Colonel Henry Biñas, the director of the Bacolod City Police Office(BCPO), agreed there is a need to impose a total gun ban during the MassKaraFestival month of October. Also, according to Espino, a gun ban“does not diminish the actual threat or imminent danger on the life of a personpermitted by law to carry a firearm…” The 40th MassKara Festival will openon Oct. 7. In an approved resolution authored byCouncilor Al Victor Espino, it stressed that while “it is the policy of theState to maintain peace and order and         protectpeople against violence, the State also recognizes the right of its qualifiedcitizens to self-defense through, when it is the reasonable means to repelunlawful aggression under the circumstances, the use of firearms.” The word “MassKara” is a portmanteau,coined by the late artist Ely Santiago from mass(a multitude of people), and the Spanish word cara (face), thus forming MassKara(a multitude of faces). It also stressed that it is easier totract and apprehend gun-licensed citizens than those who illegally possess orcarry loose firearms. The gun ban, according to the SPresolution, only restricts gun-licensed citizens and not those who illegallypossess or carry firearms.center_img Bacolod City is gearing up to celebrate its world-renowned MassKara Festival on Oct. 18. The term “MassKara” is a coined word that means a multitude or mass of happy faces. SIGRIDSAYS.COM However, the Sangguninag Panlungsoddisagreed. The word is also a pun on maskara, Filipino for “mask” (itselffrom Spanish máscara), since it is aprominent feature of the festival and are always adorned with smiling faces,giving rise to Bacolod being called the “City of Smiles.”/PN Festival sites include the BacolodPublic Plaza, the Lacson Tourism Strip and the Bacolod Government Center. This year’s festivities, with the theme “Bacolod, City of Smiles,”will run until Oct. 27.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger believes Leicester cannot be ruled out as title contenders

first_img “It’s a very explosive team, especially on the flanks. When they win the ball, they come out on fire in a very explosive way. “At the start of the game, Man United will have the possession and Leicester will be the team that can create havoc on the counter-attack. It’s very hard to predict. “We are in a position where you want to be after 13 games but there are 25 to go. If there’s five or six to go and we are in the race, of course. But at the moment it is too early, I think we have a chance but it is very early. I know people always want to know what will happen in the future but let’s take care of the game on Sunday.” Wenger could welcome Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back into his ranks for the game at Norwich while Aaron Ramsey will be pushing for a start as both return from respective hamstring injuries. Arsenal are finally starting to get players out of the treatment room ahead of the busy festive schedule and Wenger also revealed Theo Walcott is close to a comeback after a calf problem. “Not for Sunday,” he replied when asked if the England forward was ready to return. “He goes through a few tests and steps but the first one was successful. He started running again on Tuesday morning and had no reaction. He has another big hurdle to get across and hopefully he will be successful.” Press Association The Foxes sit at the top of the table after a superb start to the season under Claudio Ranieri – with Jamie Vardy leading the drive as the division’s top goalscorer. They welcome van Gaal’s second-placed Manchester United to the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening looking to recreate their famous 5-3 win over the Red Devils last season. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has joined Louis van Gaal in considering Leicester as genuine Barclays Premier League title contenders. While Leicester are the team with the most goals to their name, United have shipped just nine to set up an interesting clash in the East Midlands. And Wenger, whose Arsenal side are the only team to beat Leicester in the league so far this season and also inflicted a 3-0 defeat over United earlier in the campaign, believes Ranieri and his squad are bonafide championship challengers – along with struggling holders Chelsea. “Of course, you cannot rule them out,” the Frenchman replied when asked if Leicester could win the title. “Mathematically, you cannot rule Chelsea out. Even the bottom teams are in it. It is so difficult. It is so tight and I don’t even look at the league anymore because it is very, very tight. “Last week as you said, we had a bad result against West Brom and so did Manchester City (against Liverpool) so it compacted the whole table.” Wenger will be watching the Leicester game ahead of Arsenal’s flight to Norwich on Saturday as they prepare to take on the Canaries at Carrow Road on Sunday afternoon. The 66-year-old does not know what to expect but a draw would open up the chance for the Gunners to take over at the summit if they are successful in Norfolk. “It will be quite interesting because Leicester are a team who have no pressure and they play with no pressure and have quality,” he said. last_img read more

Before (maybe) Tim Tebow and (possibly) Kyler Murray, D.J. Dozier blazed rare NFL-to-MLB path

first_imgHe split the 1993 season between the Padres’ and Cardinals’ Triple-A squads, posting an .800 OPS with eight homers and six stolen bases in 88 games. Dozier, who played six games for the NFL’s Lions in 1991, officially retired as an athlete after the 1993 baseball season.Following his passion for baseball, he carved out a unique niche in American sports. “I didn’t want the regret of not trying,” he said. Kyler Murray, as you know, chose football earlier this week. This doesn’t close the book on Murray’s potential baseball career, of course. Not completely. It does, certainly, close the chapter.  Last June, Murray was the No. 9 overall pick in the MLB Draft, but the Oakland A’s allowed him to play one more year of football at Oklahoma. The ultra-talented quarterback won the Heisman Trophy, and buoyed by that success and the prospect of playing in the NFL this fall, he forfeited the $4.66 million bonus from the A’s and will concentrate his efforts on preparing for the NFL Draft. If he’s picked in the first round, as expected, he’ll earn more than $4.66 million over the next few years.MORE: Opening Day schedule for all 30 MLB teamsAnd if he’s the star quarterback most expect him to be, he might never give baseball a second thought. But funny things happen along the way to NFL stardom — and very unfunny things, too (injuries, etc.) — and with elite talent in baseball, too, Murray has a fallback option. He wouldn’t be the first NFL/MLB two-sport star, obviously. But his path, going from the NFL to MLB, would be pretty rare.Superstar Bo Jackson started with baseball in 1986, then began his NFL career in 1987. Deion Sanders and Brian Jordan both started in the minors a year before being drafted into the NFL. Drew Henson and Chad Hutchinson, to name a couple, went from baseball-only to football-only.Only one player since 1949 — when former NFL punter/halfback/defensive back Andy Tomasic pitched two innings for the New York Giants — has gone from a football-only career to a baseball-only career and actually reached the major leagues. Tim Tebow is attempting to become the second to make that leap, following in the footsteps of D.J. Dozier. Dozier helped lead the Penn State football team to the 1987 national championship, then played four years for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings before officially launching his professional baseball career. He reached the majors in 1992, playing 25 games with the New York Mets.To know what challenges Kyler Murray might eventually have to overcome, should circumstances ever lead to a sport change, I wanted to talk with Dozier about his story. He lives and works in Virginia Beach, Va. — his self-help book, “Decide to Dominate,” was released in October 2018 and we spent an hour on the phone, talking about his journey.“Either way, it’s hard,” Dozier said with a laugh. “To take a few years off of football and try to go back, that would be challenging, from a physical standpoint. With baseball, it’s the same level of challenge, only on the mental and skill-development side. I tell people I had no idea how challenging it would be to learn how to hit in the big leagues.”Really, to learn how to hit, period.”MORE: For Murray, baseball question will be big challenge of NFL Draft processDozier was a star in both football and baseball at Kempsville High in Virginia Beach. Despite his strong Penn State commitment, the Detroit Tigers picked him in the 18th round of the 1983 MLB Draft, just in case. Dozier planned to play both baseball and football at Penn State, but Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno had one request. Paterno wanted Dozier to dedicate his freshman season to football, and then he was fine with Dozier picking baseball back up in the spring of his sophomore year. Dozier was a football star from the beginning, rushing for 1,002 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman. He followed that with 741 yards from scrimmage as a sophomore, but a swollen knee led to minor surgery after the season, and rushing back from that to play baseball seemed like a bad idea. And after a junior season that saw Penn State go 11-0 and a No. 1 ranking before losing to Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, Dozier opted — wisely — to focus on helping his teammates achieve their national championship dreams his senior year.That year, Dozier led Penn State in rushing yards (811), receptions (26) and total touchdowns (12), and the Nittany Lions stayed perfect into a Fiesta Bowl matchup with top-ranked juggernaut Miami. “Nobody gave us much of a shot,” Dozier said, “but they forgot how good our defense was.”MORE: 30 teams, 30 grades: Rating each MLB team’s offseasonPenn State, of course, won 14-10, with Dozier scoring the go-ahead touchdown, a six-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. Dozier was a first-round pick by the Vikings in the 1987 NFL Draft (14th overall), and football consumed his efforts. Baseball, though, made a couple of pointed appearances in his mind. The first time was his senior year at Penn State, when some of his friends were watching a Pirates game on the television and Dozier said, in a thought out loud, “Oh, I can do that.” Playing for the Vikings in his rookie year, Dozier went to the 1987 World Series games in Minneapolis, and in Game 2 had the same “I can do that” thought, a little deeper this time.After the 1989 NFL season, baseball tugged again. This time, he acted. “It became so overwhelming that I decided to pray about it, then called my agent. ‘Hey Brett (Senior), listen. I’ve done a lot of thinking, praying. I’m going to play baseball,’ ” Dozier said, “The phone went silent for about 10 or 12 seconds. Then he quietly says, ‘Well, what do you want to do that for?’ And I said, ‘Because I do.’ ”The Tigers’ draft rights had expired. Senior had a few contacts in baseball, but Dozier asked him to call Dave Rosenfield, the longtime general manager of the Tidewater Tides, the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate. Rosenfield knew Dozier from his high school days, when Dozier was a local prep baseball star. “Dave always said to me, ‘D.J., I don’t care where you go or what you do, don’t stop thinking about baseball. You’d make a heck of a player,’ ” Dozier said. An offer to come work out with the Mets that spring followed. Dozier went out and bought spikes, a bat and a glove, then spent 30-something days quietly working out at Saginaw Sports, trying to remember and refine baseball skills he hadn’t used in more than six years. Dozier’s first day in spring camp with the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla., included a batting practice session with Dwight Gooden, of all people, on the mound. That spring, Dozier’s “hit anything that looks good” philosophy from high school was quickly challenged.“The curveball didn’t intimidate me, but I realized the curveball was a little better at this level, and those left-handed changeups were ridiculous,” he said with a laugh. “That pitch was my nemesis. I could not figure out how to hit that pitch, and it frustrated the heck out of me. It put me in a humble place. I’d never even seen a slider in high school. I was as green as they get. But I was also a guy living a dream, that no one could even imagine how amazing it was for me. I realized how much of a gift this was.”The Mets liked what they saw from Dozier’s time and wanted to send him to low-A Columbia that summer, but he was still under contract with the Vikings, and the NFL team nixed that idea. In the spring of 1990, though, the Mets brought him back and signed him. That summer, split between High-A St. Lucie and Double-A Jackson, Dozier — an outfielder who hit and threw right-handed — was a revelation. In 122 games, he stole 36 bases, hit 15 homers, 10 triples and posted an .882 OPS. Dozier spent spring 1991 in the big-league camp, then had 33 stolen bases, nine homers and 11 triples between Double-A and Triple-A that season. But a lack of playing time in spring training 1992 was frustrating, and then he spent the first month in Triple-A watching other players get the call to the majors.“I was thinking to myself, ‘What am I doing here?’ They’re not even thinking about me. I’m wasting my time,” Dozier said. “It’s probably the most dejected I’ve ever been in my sports career.”He’d forgotten to enjoy the game, and it showed in his play. An epiphany in his hotel room one night changed all that, and his production improved as his attitude improved. And then came a moment he’ll never forget. “We were in Syracuse,” Dozier said. “After the game, we walked into the locker room, and the Mets are on the TV. Vince Coleman is the left fielder for the Mets, and as I walk in and look up at the screen, he literally pulls a hamstring the very moment I look up. One of my teammates, Dale Plummer, who was a pitcher, says, ‘That’s you.’ And I said, ‘No, no, no. I’m content right where I am.’ I was serious about that.”Around midnight, Clint Hurdle — whose managerial rise paralleled Dozier’s rise through the Mets’ system — knocked on Dozier’s door to tell him he was being called up. Dozier made his debut May 6 as a pinch-hitter against Cincinnati lefty Greg Swindell.“My first at-bat, I told myself, ‘You’re not going to be nervous,’ ” Dozier remembered. “But I’m going to tell you, when I stepped in that batter’s box, it literally felt like the earth was shaking. I mean, to this day and before that day, I’d never, ever been that nervous in my life. And I couldn’t stop it. I tried to talk myself out of it, but I was not listening to myself. I didn’t even know how I’d see the ball.”MORE: 19 reasons why baseball will be great in 2019After the first pitch, the nervousness went away. Dozier fell behind, 0-2, fouled off a pitch and then smacked a grounder to the left side of the infield. “I thought I’d gotten a hit, because I hit it toward the shortstop and beat out the throw,” Dozier said. “What I didn’t realize was he’d bobbled the ball and still tried to get it there.” Dozier started the next night, walking and stealing second base in the second inning. His first hit came May 8 in his first at-bat at the Mets’ home park, Shea Stadium, against Dodgers right-hander Roger McDowell. “He jams me, and I’m not exaggerating when I say when I was 5 years old I could hit the ball farther,” Dozier laughs. “This ball dribbles off my bat, like a pulling bunt for a lefty. It’s moving fast enough that it gets past McDowell and the first baseman has to get it. When it comes to a race, very seldom do I lose, and I ended up beating him to first.” Dozier spent most of May in the big leagues, then was called up again in September. He saw action in 25 games — 14 starts — and hit .191, with four stolen bases, two doubles and two RBIs in 54 plate appearances. Turns out, that was his only taste of the majors. last_img read more

‘Field of Dreams’…Surging Pirates slip by Cardinals 5-4 for 4th straight win

first_imgStarling Marte (6) scores from third on a sacrifice fly by Andrew McCutchen in the fifth inning of a baseball game as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz (48) waits for the late relay throw, in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington spent the hours leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline searching for a way to upgrade the team with the best record in baseball.The typically buttoned down Huntington even considered taking leave of his senses to do it.“We talk a lot about, we don’t want to do something stupid,” Huntington said Wednesday after the deadline passed. “We were willing to do something stupid. We just didn’t want to do anything insane.”At the moment, insanity might be defined as breaking up the chemistry the Pirates have spent the last four months cultivating.Russell Martin drove home Neil Walker with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Pirates rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 to extend their lead in the NL Central to 2½ games.Pittsburgh (65-42) has its best record entering August since the 1972 Pirates ended July at 60-35.Martin’s sharp grounder off Trevor Rosenthal (1-2) rolled into left field, giving Walker time to score from second and propel Pittsburgh to its 25th comeback win in an increasingly special season. Pittsburgh is 23 games over .500 for the first time since 1992.“We can win just about every way possible,” manager Clint Hurdle said.The Cardinals appeared in firm control of the division race two weeks ago but now find themselves staring up at the Pirates, who have taken the first four games of a five-game series.St. Louis broke out of a slump to put together 13 hits, but the Cardinals left 11 runners on base and dropped their seventh straight. The Cardinals led 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 but couldn’t hold on.“You always at some point during the season, every year, no matter what, go through a rough patch,” St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright said after failing to earn his 14th victory. “The good teams find a way to get out of that rough patch and find a way to get back to playing good quality baseball, and that’s what we’re going to do.”Tony Watson (3-1) worked two shutout innings in relief of starter Jeff Locke. Mark Melancon pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save. Melancon is 3 for 3 in save opportunities since All-Star closer Jason Grilli went down with a right forearm injury last week.Matt Holliday had three hits and drove in two runs but St. Louis failed to score over the final five innings against Pittsburgh’s bullpen.“There’s something we’re not doing, and we know we’re not doing it and fixing it,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said.Walker hit his seventh homer of the season off Wainwright in the first inning, starting a pattern that repeated itself throughout the night. The Cardinals found ways to score off starter Jeff Locke, but Pittsburgh kept chipping away.“It’s things we’ve done throughout the course of the season,” Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen said. “If we’re down early, we just keep working.”The teams with the two best records in the National League were mostly spectators before Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline, though the Pirates acquired minor leaguer Robert Andino from Seattle.The past two seasons, the Pirates made somewhat aggressive moves meant to bolster their playoff chances, but instead contributed in part to a second-half swoon.This time, Huntington is keeping the group he called “one of the tightest” he’s been around intact. When the 4 p.m. deadline passed, the Pirates were huddled around a TV in the clubhouse. They weren’t anxiously waiting for news. Instead, they were watching Martin and first baseman Garrett Jones play video games.“The trade deadline is like a gossip magazine,” Watson said. “You take it for what it’s worth but it’s in one ear and out the other.”Pittsburgh needed to find a way after a rare off-night by Locke, whose rapid ascension from fifth starter to All-Star has fueled Pittsburgh’s relentless pursuit of the Cardinals. But St. Louis spent four innings pecking away at the left-hander’s usually deft mix of breaking balls.The Cardinals came in hitting just .155 (30-194) during their late-July swoon but peppered Locke for 10 hits, the most he has given up in 31 career starts.They came in various ways, from a hard-hit double by Beltran in the fourth to a swinging bunt by David Descalso that traveled 20 feet. Locke tied a season high by giving up four runs. He struck out six and walked one as his ERA rose from 2.15 to 2.36.“He was fighting uphill all night,” Hurdle said.Wainwright, however, couldn’t take advantage of the first signs of life by the St. Louis offense in a week. Every time the Cardinals would push in front, the Pirates would respond, eventually tying it on a sacrifice fly by McCutchen in the fifth. Wainwright left after seven innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, striking out six and walking one.“(They) gave me the lead three times and I blew the save three times,” Wainwright said. “I can be better than that, I will be better than that.”NOTES: The Pirates placed reserve C Mike McKenry on the 15-day disabled after he underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Rookie Tony Sanchez, Pittsburgh’s top pick in the 2009 draft, will serve as the primary backup to Martin for the rest of the season … The series concludes Thursday with Pittsburgh’s Charlie Morton (3-2, 3.59 ERA) facing Joe Kelly (1-3 3.44). The Pirates are 5-1 in Morton’s last six starts.last_img read more

Bonds to attend Pirates opening day

first_imgBarry BondsPITTSBURGH (AP) – Barry Bonds, Dick Groat and Jim Leyland are going to help the Pittsburgh Pirates honor their award winners from last season on opening day.The former Pirates stars will be on hand Monday when Pittsburgh celebrates its first winning season and trip to the playoffs since 1992 before playing the Chicago Cubs.Bonds, the 1992 NL MVP, and Groat, the 1960 winner, are set to give center fielder Andrew McCutcheon his NL MVP award. The recently retired Leyland, Manager of the Year in 1990 and ’92 with the Pirates, will give Clint Hurdle the award he won for guiding last year’s club to a 94-68 record.Jack Wilson, a 2004 Silver Slugger winner for best-hitting shortstop, is going to give McCutcheon and third baseman Pedro Alvarez their Silver Sluggers.last_img

R8bn boost for rural internet access

first_imgThe two companies have signed an R8-billion (US$1.2-billion) deal that will see the roll-out of fast-paced broadband internet to communities in the Northern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces over the last quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. South African IT firm Mavoni Technologies is collaborating with international satellite company O3b Networks to make internet access possible for rural communities in the country. Chifiwa Makhwedzha from Nkowankowa in Limpopo said the initiative would be a great way to increase productivity in government departments. Mavoni CEO Tinyiko Valoyi said his company wants to focus on providing internet to underprivileged areas of South Africa to help develop them and improve the lives of people living there. Faster internet access Makhwedzha said he is also happy that schools will be getting internet as that should improve the quality of education. He said no contracts have yet been signed with any of the departments and municipalities, but they were looking to get them finalised towards the end of the year. 8 June 2011 First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. Valoyi said his firm is currently talking with various other provincial departments and municipalities which could also benefit from the initiative. “It’s really great news. Most communication is done via the internet these days and people in our areas, especially the young people, need to have good computer skills and a great knowledge of the internet in order to apply for work and be ready for the workplace.” Valoyi added that his company would focus on rolling out internet in schools and government institutions. The first province they would concentrate on would be the Northern Cape where they would provide internet access to an estimated 1 500 schools, which would benefit about 185 000 pupils. “I’m particularly glad about the schools being the first on the list to get connected. Teachers at schools will now be able to get educational material for the subjects they teach through the web. They can then use this material to educate themselves and also to teach the students.” Bandile Thusi, from Nonzwakazi township in the Northern Cape, said he was pleased to hear about plans to bring internet to schools in the province. Mavoni will also partner with the provincial government of Limpopo to bring internet connectivity to more than 500 schools there. These MEO satellites will provide faster internet access and clearer voice communications and video conferencing than standard communication satellites, as they will be four times closer to the earth. “This will help things work faster in some of the state departments here. At times, something that could have been done fairly quickly takes longer because of the communication channels. With internet, it will hopefully be quicker to get assistance at government departments.” “We are ready to advance,” said Nolwazi Zwane from Botleng township in Mpumalanga. “As a community, we are keen for ways to develop ourselves and see progress in our area. Having internet will help us stay connected with what is happening with the world around us, and help educate ourselves further.” According to the agreement, the companies will build a satellite-based global internet backbone with a constellation of eight medium-earth orbit (MEO) satellites. ‘Ready to advance’ “We decided to start with the Northern Cape as it is often a neglected area when it comes to connectivity. Limpopo and Mpumalanga are also high priorities. Traditionally, these have been areas where fibre networks have not been able to reach.”last_img read more

Pumaren calls officiating in La Salle win the ‘worst’

first_imgLATEST STORIES Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “La Salle is already a strong team and this happens.”Pumaren, who actually served as La Salle’s head coach from 1998 to 2009 and served as a Green Archer in the 1980s, added that even other La Salle alumni weren’t happy with the way the game was won.“My fellow friends from La Salle, they weren’t even proud of it,” said Pumaren. “Even some of the UAAP coaches are texting me now, saying that this is a sad day for the UAAP. I won’t mention who these guys are but two are from Final Four contenders and two more coaches said that this was a sad day.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Maverick Ahanmisi lashes out at refs after bro Jerrick, Adamson lose to La Salle Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’center_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “You know, stepping out of the [Smart Araneta] Coliseum the La Sallians, even the coaches of Zobel, were embarrassed,” said Pumaren in Filipino Saturday. “When I shook hands with them, their hands were so cold it’s as if they were carrying ice.”Adamson was called with 33 fouls, with one technical foul going to Pumaren, while La Salle were reprimanded 12 times.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle also had 39 free throws, making 26, while the Soaring Falcons attempted just five and made two of those charities.“It’s so frustrating… we worked hard for this, we prepared for it,” said Pumaren. “I don’t think I was outcoached, I don’t think we got outplayed. It’s so disappointing.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFranz Pumaren wasn’t about to sugarcoat things when his Adamson University lost to De La Salle, 82-75, in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.Pumaren said the officiating in the game “was the worst” he had experienced in all the 19 years he has coached basketball.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more