Basketball wants its own house

first_imgHaving a facility of its own to manage and host national camps, plus getting better financial aid would be on top of the wish list of basketball president, Mark Broomfield, when the new Government takes office.Broomfield says if associations, especially basketball, have a facility to call their own, it would greatly improve preparation for international tournaments and enhance programmes to develop local talent.”We want a facility to manage and operate on our own. For any sport, give them (associations) facilities, so they can develop programmes. As it is now, we don’t own any facilities. The minister of sports for the first time gave the national (basketball) team the opportunity to train indoors when we are preparing for international tournaments, so we can use the indoor centre free of cost.”The next step would be to have our own facility, where we have the keys and can have any training programmes and have access to it. We want also a facility that can be managed by the association, so we can have training when preparing for international tournaments, especially the youth programme.”If you have a home, you can have a camp and have access to courts. We have one that is used for netball, we want one for basketball as a home allows us to do things that you are not able to do if you don’t have a camp, and for basketball, we want our own facility,” he reasoned.Broomfield added that financial assistance could also be improved.”One of the improvements I would like to see is greater financial support for the associations, especially basketball. But I would love to see them continue the improvement of sport as it relates to government intervention,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgWHAT’S THE CRAIC SPLAT?“Revenge is a dish best served cold”Little did Pat Spillane realise when he “dissed” the Donegal style last that he would end up making a good sum of money for a GAA fundraising event in West Donegal.Naomh Mhuire GAA Club, Kincasslagh, yesterday raised over €2000 in a fun day with Pat Spillane the main fundraiser. Young and Old queued up to throw wet sponges at the Kerry great’s image with local celebrities putting their face to the crowd. John Gillespie, event organiser said “Although Spillane has since come on-side…the comments from last year were enough to ensure the wet sponges were going well. It is all a bit of craic and maybe we’ll get Pat Spillane himself here in late September.” TAKE SPLAT! ‘SPILLANE’ FUNDRAISER IS A DONEGAL SUCCESS! was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:TAKE SPLAT! ‘SPILLANE’ FUNDRAISER IS A DONEGAL SUCCESS!last_img read more

Jose Mourinho takes aim at Chelsea fans over Stamford Bridge atmosphere

first_img Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 2 The comment is bound to annoy Blues fans, who turned on their former boss during the weekend by chanting obscenities and booing the Portuguese.In response, the 55-year-old simply held up three fingers to symbolise the number of Premier League titles during his two spells in charge in west London. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Mourinho holds up three fingers to the Chelsea crowd getty images – getty So intense were the celebrations from once Blues coach (Marco Ianni) a small fracas broke out o the touchline, which saw the Italian assistant pick up an FA charge.However, Mourinho has used his programme notes before United’s Champions League clash with Juventus to have one last dig at his former club.“Naturally it was disappointing and frustrating not to take three points from Saturday’s visit to Stamford Bridge,” Mourinho wrote. “We played so, so well that it was hard to take that we only got a draw. The boys were brilliant, we had control of the game and I have never heard Stamford Bridge so quiet in all my time in England.“I am pleased that it was a good team performance and I am also pleased with the spirit of the team after going behind. We were very unlucky not to win but that’s football and we have to accept that.” Mourinho takes in the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge revealed 2 Jose Mourinho has risked the wrath of Chelsea fans everywhere after slamming the Stamford Bridge crowd for their atmosphere.The Blues snatched a late equaliser against Mourinho’s Manchester United thanks to Ross Barkley’s stoppage time tap in to send fans and coaches alike into delirium. latest scrap The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City LATEST SORRY BEST OF Most Read Football Storieslast_img read more