Conroy brothers fire Slieve Bloom to remarkable comeback victory

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 18th July 2018 Previous articleIn Pictures: ‘Go Fly your Kite’ Art Camp a huge successNext articleAll Wednesday night’s Laois GAA results as championship begins Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Pinterest The game started at a fast pace with Slieve Bloom almost having a goal from the throw in as Ben Conroy raced forward but Colin Delaney did well to deny him.PJ Daly and Michael Kerr got Clonad off the mark early on but Slieve Bloom kept pace thanks to two from Ben Conroy.Seoirse Conroy and Shane Cahill regained the lead for Clonad and although Ben Conroy replied with his third, two more from Cahill made it 0-6 to 0-3 at the midpoint of the half.Ben Conroy and Stephen Phelan replied for Slieve Bloom but they would not score again for 13 minutes as Clonad saw Kerr strike four lovely frees with a brace from the very impressive PJ Daly in between to go well ahead.Slieve Bloom keeper Gavin Conroy brought the half to an end with a long range free that made it 0-12 to 0-6 at the break – but nobody foresaw what would come next.Slieve Bloom introduced Robbie Burke at half time and he went into midfield alongside Ben Conroy who fired over from the restart.Keeper Gavin Conroy hit another before substitute Robbie Burke cut the deficit to three from long range.It was here that the youngest of the Conroy’s, Ciaran, came into his own. Ben set him up to score from play before he landed three consecutive frees to give Slieve Bloom the lead for the first time after 46 minutes.Ben Conroy then reeled off two more points before Gavin Conroy landed his third free to make it 0-16 to 0-12.Clonad had gone over 20 minutes without a score now but they finally ended their drought when Dean Delaney was fouled and Michael Kerr pointed.But that was brief respite for Clonad as Slieve Bloom soon had the game’s first goal. Gavin Conroy’s free was flicked on by Paul Heffernan into the path of Ben Conroy who smashed home from close range.Ciaran Conroy and John Noonan then traded traded points as, in fairness to Clonad who were now six points down, they didn’t give up.They were rewarded for their perseverance when a John Burke goal after a Ray Killeen point cut the margin to two points with two minutes of injury time to be played.But Slieve Bloom would not be denied and Ciaran Conroy sent over a late free to seal a three point win.Slieve Bloom now advance to the winners section of the draw while Clonad enter the losers part knowing that one more defeat will leave them in the relegation final.SCORERS – Slieve Bloom: Ben Conroy 1-7 (two frees), Ciaran Conroy 0-6 (five frees), Gavin Conroy 0-3 (all frees), Robbie Burke and Stephen Phelan 0-1 Clonad: Micheal Kerr 0-6 (all frees), John Burke 1-0, PJ Daly and Shane Cahill (two frees) 0-3 each, Seoirse Conroy, Ray Killeen and John Noonan 0-1 eachSlieve Bloom: Gavin Conroy; Fergal Burke, Tom Delaney, Enda Conroy; Shane Farrell, James Tobin, John Lowry; Glen Tobin, Taidhg Cuddy; Darragh Delaney, JP Campion, Stephen Phelan; Ciaran Conroy, Martin Delaney, Ben Conroy. Subs: Robbie Burke for G Tobin and Paul Heffernan for JP Campion (both half Time), Ross Holmes for Heffernan (55m), James Delaney for M Delaney (58m)Clonad: Colin Delaney: Peter Ging, Seán Egan, James Ging; John Noonan, Gary Hogan, Emmett Ging; Paul Ging, Dean Delaney; PJ Daly, Ray Killeen, Michael Kerr; Gareth O’Brien Seorise Conroy, Shane Cahill. Subs: Joe McEvoy for O’Brien (35m), Denis Sheeran for McEvoy (55m), John Burke for Conroy (57m)Referee: Ronan Devaney (Camross)SEE ALSO – Eight young players to watch out for in senior hurling championship Rugby Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Brought to you in association with Coolrain ConcreteSlieve Bloom 1-18 Clonad 1-15Laois Shopping Centre IHC Round 1Brothers Ben, Gavin and Ciaran Conroy were the difference as Slieve Bloom came from seven points down to defeat Clonad by three in a very entertaining affair in Colt tonight.The three brothers contributed 1-15 of Slieve Bloom’s final tally.The victors were well second best in the first half hour but made two switches at half time which ultimately led to their victory.Ben Conory, who had operated in the full forward line, moved to midfield at the start of the second half and was instrumental as Slieve Bloom sent over eleven unanswered points to turn a seven point deficit into a four point lead.The other switch was a tactical one. Ben had been somewhat wayward on the frees so he relinquished the duty to younger brother Ciaran and the teenager sent over five of them to lead Slieve Bloom to the win.While oldest brother Gavin in goal also deserves special mention as he fired over three long range frees and played a big role in the goal that Ben scored.center_img Twitter Home Sport GAA Conroy brothers fire Slieve Bloom to remarkable comeback victory SportGAAHurlingLaois IHC TAGSLaois IHC 2018Slonad v Slieve Bloom Facebook Community Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Conroy brothers fire Slieve Bloom to remarkable comeback victory Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Community last_img read more

Why do we think we see so much when the scientific evidence suggests we see so little?

first_imgShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Glance out the window and then close your eyes. What did you see? Maybe you noticed it’s raining and there was a man carrying an umbrella. What color was it? What shape was its handle? Did you catch those details? Probably not. Some neuroscientists would say that, even though you perceived very few specifics from the window scene, your eyes still captured everything in front of you. But there are flaws to this logic, MIT researchers argue in an Opinion published April 19, 2016 in Trends in Cognitive Sciences. It may be that our vision only reflects the gist of what we see.“A ton of work supports that this perception that our visual experience is so rich and vivid is just totally wrong,” says first author Michael A. Cohen, a postdoctoral fellow in the Nancy Kanwisher Lab at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research. “But even if we can just see a handful of items, we definitely have an understanding of the world around us — a sense of what kind of scene we’re in.”A staple study researchers use to quantify our visual consciousness involves showing people flashes of different shapes or objects on a computer screen and asking how many details they can remember. In most cases, subjects report back four or five correct answers. The exception is when subjects are primed to look for something in advance, which changes what they pay attention to. This selective focus is part of why cognitive scientists can’t agree on what we actually “see,” because sight should not be so variable. Pinterest LinkedIncenter_img For Cohen, however, consciousness is a combination of several processes, including focus and memory, that helps us make decisions about future actions. He points to studies that suggest that our brains are hardwired to quickly take in large objects and scenes (e.g., a highway, a park, a store) within fractions of a second. Glimpse out that window and you take in the depth, navigability, openness, and temperature of the surroundings. The brain does capture some details — for example, you don’t just see a man and an umbrella, but that the man is carrying the umbrella. But most of our visual perception may quite literally be focused on the “big picture.”“One of the useful things about this field of study is that there are many instances in which your subjective experience is misguided and science can reveal a bunch of things about your own consciousness that you weren’t necessarily aware of,” Cohen says. “There are many experiments in which people are very much surprised by the limits of their own cognitive experiences.”If we see less than we think that we do, the other senses likely follow similar rules. There’s evidence that audio perception also relies on gists of all of the sounds that we hear. From the window, you take in the sounds of the falling rain, singing birds, and car engines, but what you’re tuning out is the hum of streetlamps or the conversation taking place on the sidewalk. Again, the ears only capture the gist of the environment.Other researchers will likely disagree with how Cohen and co-authors — Kanwisher and Tufts University cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett — limit consciousness by the bandwidth of memory and decision making. Not to mention that they can’t disprove that we don’t unconsciously “see” all in view.“It’s very difficult to measure consciousness objectively without conflating reportablity with subjective experience,” Cohen says. “I think this paper gives us hope that we can bridge the gap between what we as scientists can quantify and the subjective impressions that people have when they open their eyes.” Email Sharelast_img read more

PPG training gets a revamp

first_imgMore than 450 project forwarders and associated multimodal transportation workers from around the world have taken the course since its launch in 2009.Course coordinator and general manager of PPG, Kevin Stephens, said a review of the course had been undertaken in consultation with the Breakbulk education programme and industry representatives.He said the new format for the ISO-accredited training would be delivered over one-and-a-half days to provide attendees with the opportunity to visit the Breakbulk exhibition hall in the afternoon.”The course modules will be delivered over one-and-a-half-days, beginning the day before the exhibition hall programme starts, rather than a full two days, to support businesses wishing to register for the training but are not able to have employees away for more than two days,” Stephens said.”Compressing the course content meets the needs of industry attendees who will be able to maximise their time combining a professional development course and the industry networking opportunities during the afternoon on the first day of the Breakbulk Americas exhibition programme.”Course co-presenter Rodger Hall said the popular workshop format would continue to include case study presentations, group discussion and team exercises that were designed for effective and immediate use in professional life.”All key learning and course modules will remain in the new format including value adding strategies, traffic and logistics functional planning, meeting client expectations, biosecurity, working with brokers, tricks of the trade, preparing tenders and business communication,” Hall said. www.ppgprojects.comlast_img read more

Dallas Demolishes Wolves Sunday

first_imgThe Dallas Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-91 Sunday afternoon at Target Center. The Wolves are now 17-42 on the season.Dallas took an 18 point lead into halftime after outscoring the Wolves 35-20 in the second quarter, and the Timberwolves shot just 36% from the floor in the game.D’Angelo Russelll scored 16 points in the loss for Minnesota, while Kristaps Porzingis led the Mavericks with 38. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1/1 360p About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p)center_img 1080p HD 720p HD About Connatix V56490 The Wolves will play in New Orleans against Zion Williamson and the Pelicans Tuesday night. The game can be heard on WJON.last_img read more

David Silva celebrates his ‘most special’ Premier League title

first_img Silva celebra su Premier más especial Mateo was born “extremely premature” at the end of 2017 after just six months in the womb. A complicated situation which forced the former Valencia player to miss some games to accompany his partner during the process. Upd. on 16/04/2018 at 00:14 CEST 15/04/2018 IN SPORT.EScenter_img Sport EN David Silva has won the Premier League again, for the third time. After winning it with Man City, as he also did in 2012 and 2014, the playmaker celebrated by posting a photo with his son Mateo on social media. “My third league but this one is the most special. Thanks to everyone for supporting me in this tough year,” he wrote on Twitter.last_img read more

Run for quake victims

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM TWO trips to Nepal were life-changing for Brett Hillier, and now he’s determined to give back. The…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Ready for action

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The Best Food Items at Disney California Adventure’s Festival of Holidays 2018

first_imgItems to AvoidHoliday Ham Shanks with Brown Sugar-Pineapple Glaze – Favorite Things – $8.00This year I only experienced one item that I wouldn’t recommend, and while it’s mostly because of the high price and small serving size, I wasn’t a big fan of the taste. The glaze that they used was a bit too sweet and syrupy, which is a bummer because I’m usually a big fan of pineapples.There’s other food items available at Festival of Holidays that didn’t make the cut for this post. But hopefully this will help you find some treats to enjoy. Be sure to check out our Disneyland Crowd Calendar to see the best dates to visit the parks this holiday season. Let me know about your favorite Festival of Holidays items in the comments below. Nashville Fried Hot Turkey – Spicy Celebrations – $7.50A returning favorite from 2017. Last year I said that turkey has no right to be this good, and I still stand by that statement. It’s like a spicy chicken sandwich from Chic-fil-A, but instead of chicken, it’s turkey. Taste-wise, it’s fantastic. The best part is that after you’re done with the turkey you get to eat the piece of bread that all the juice and sauce soaked in. Share This!I hope you spent the last year stretching out your stomach because there’s a lot of wonderful new items to try at this year’s Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure. Some tasty items are returning from previous years as well. No more wasting time, let’s get into the best food items at Disney California Adventure’s Festival of Holidays 2018.The Best of the BestTurkey & Stuffing Tamale with Cranberry Relish – Merry Mashups – $7.75Tamales are one of my favorite food items. I’ve probably had thousands of them in my 35 years on this earth, and surprisingly this was up there in terms of taste. It was like a Thanksgiving dinner, but in a tamale. The turkey was perfectly cooked, the sauce on top was not too thick or rich, and the tamale itself was just right (not dry at all). I’ll just get this out of the way now, the price is high. Entrees are even more expensive than last year. Thankfully the serving sizes on most items is bigger than in previous years. Anyway, besides the price this is one of the best items available at Festival of Holidays 2018. “Hot Cocoa” Marshmallow Macaron – Merry Mashups – $5.50Another winner from the Merry Mashups booth. First of all, take a look at the presentation on this thing. I really like that it looks like a campfire. Second, the taste is very very good. It really does taste like a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows. This item is very sweet, which may turn some people off. Those people are crazy. Thank them for not wanting any of your precious macaron and eat it all on your own. Chorizo Queso Fundido – with house-made tortilla chips – Brews & Bites – $6.25Chorizo is sinfully good. Thankfully, calories don’t count when you’re in a Disney theme park. Yes, these are pretty much fancy nachos. But hey, they’re delicious. Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce – Visions of Sugarplums – $4.75The toffee pudding has been a staple of DCA’s Festival of Holidays since the event started a few years ago. Again, it does not disappoint. I actually had to reuse a picture of the dish from last year because I was so excited to eat it that I forgot to take a current picture. It’s that good.The Really Good StuffLox & Everything Bagel Nachos – Merry Mashups – $7.50Check out the generous helping of salmon on top of of those bagel nachos. Good stuff. It’s worth mentioning that the Lox & Everything Bagel Nachos, along with many of the other items available at Festival of the Holidays, are made with fresh ingredients, which makes these dishes very good and it takes the sting out of the high prices. Also, this is another great item from the Merry Mashups booth. That booth was definitely a winner this year. Vanilla and Cranberry Trifle – Winter Wonders – $5.00I found this item to be light, smooth, and refreshing. None of the tastes overpower each other. Also, I’m embarrassed to say that every year at Festival of Holidays there is at least one item that is named something that I don’t know what it is. This year is “trifle.” I whipped out my handy dictionary to find that a trifle is “a thing of little value or importance.” Knowing that was something different, I quickly moved my eyes down to see that a trifle is also “a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream.” I can easily say this is the best trifle I’ve ever had. It’s also the only trifle I’ve ever had. Chana Masala with Grilled Garlic Naan – Winter Wonders – $6.75Looks are deceiving with this dish. It appears to be a basic soup, but it’s actually a complex mix of garlic, chickpeas, tomatoes, and more. The grilled naan was warm and tasty. This is a dish that is easy to overlook but it deserves a try. Cornbread Cakes with Braised Collard Greens and Smoked Bacon Gravy – Blissfully Braised – $7.00I’m not a big fan of bacon or gravy but the cornbread cakes in this dish quickly won me over. The cornbread is on the savory side thanks to the collard greens. After eating this I made a note took look up a recipe because the taste of it was excellent.last_img read more

McGregor races to Molokai Challenge win

first_imgHank McGregor 3:35.17Clint Robinson 3:35.40Cory Hill 3:41.49Jeremy Cotter 3:44.24Jasper Mocke 3:48.34Martin Kenny 3:48.50Lewis Laughlin 3:52.58Dorian Wolter 3:57.46Hiromana Flores 3:59.13Oscar Chalupsky 4:02.15 21 May 2014 Hank McGregor underlined his status as one of the best paddlers in the world by winning a second title in the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge in Hawaii on the weekend after holding off Australian star Clint Robinson in a thrilling finish to the tough 56km race. Faced with tough flat and windless conditions for the Kaiwi channel crossing between Molokai and Oahu, the title race quickly turned into a two-horse affair between defending champion Robinson and 2009 champ and current K1 world marathon champion McGregor.Made a charge The South African star made a charge with six kilometres to go and led by almost a minute as he approached the turn at the fabled China Wall, where he was able to surf the swell close to the shore, thanks to the mild ocean conditions. Robinson, however, put in a serious last ditch effort to reel in McGregor as they turned into the estuary that houses the finish, and in the final two kilometres he ground McGregor’s lead down to 30 seconds. Australians Cory Hill and Jeremy Cotter filled third and fourth places respectively before current Surfski World Series leader and Molokai debutant Jasper Mocke crossed the line to take fifth place, just ahead of another Australian stalwart, Martin Kenny.First doubles crew Twelve-time champion Oscar Chalupsky finished tenth, with the Durban North brothers, Ross and Bruce Poacher, becoming the first double skin crew home in eleventh place. Victory in the women’s race went to Rachel Clarke, with Lisa Wadling in second, followed by the double ski crew of Sally Marks and Alena Greensill.Made to work hard The field was made to work hard in the flat conditions with no assistance from the trade winds and swell, which deserted the Kaiwi channel after a fortnight of excellent downwind racing conditions. Temperatures topped 30 degrees throughout the race, with stifling humidity making racing tough for the paddlers. The prevailing conditions replicated last year’s disappearance of the trade winds, and came close to replicating the 2009 conditions in which McGregor took his maiden Molokai title.RESULTS SAinfo reporterlast_img read more