Carrick extends United contract

first_img Now 32, Carrick joined United for £18million from Tottenham in 2006, since when he has won five Premier League titles, a Champions League crown and the League Cup. Carrick is currently sidelined with an Achilles injury he aggravated in the Premier League win over Arsenal earlier this month. However, the former West Ham man has already done enough to convince Moyes he is worthy of a place in his squad. Moyes said: “I am delighted Michael has extended his contract. During my short time at the club it hasn’t been hard to notice that Michael is a great reader of the game and has excellent passing ability. He is an exceptional man and a true professional and it’s great that he has committed himself to the club.” Moyes will be delighted to secure the services of such a senior figure, especially at a time when his midfield is under so much scrutiny. With Carrick and Phil Jones both missing Sunday’s trip to Cardiff, the United boss will be selecting from 39-year-old Ryan Giggs, £27.5million new boy Marouane Fellaini, who has taken time to adapt following his summer deadline-day move from Everton, Tom Cleverley and Anderson, who has rarely impressed on a consistent basis in over six years at the club. There has also been talk of a new deal for skipper Nemanja Vidic, whose agent has quashed talk of a switch to Juventus, while Wayne Rooney’s future will continue to be the subject of debate until he signs an extension to his present deal, which is due to expire in 2015. Press Association The deal, which includes an option to extend the deal by a further year, recognises Carrick’s status as one of the central components of David Moyes’ revolution and will extend the midfielder’s stay at Old Trafford to a full decade. Carrick told the club’s official Twitter account: “It’s great to extend my contract at this club. I’m really enjoying my football. I’ve won many trophies and look forward to more.” center_img Michael Carrick has agreed a contract extension until 2015 at Manchester United.last_img read more

Sport management club hosts Charity Sports Auction for Make-A-Wish

first_img Published on October 30, 2019 at 11:11 pm [email protected] Syracuse’s sport management club will raise money to support Make-A-Wish Central New York when it holds its 15th annual Charity Sports Auction on Nov. 16. The benefit, which is completely student-run, will be on the Carrier Dome floor during the Syracuse men’s basketball game against Seattle University.Designer bags, restaurant gift cards, electronics and signed sports memorabilia — the majority with ties to SU Athletics — will be auctioned off at the event. All funds will go toward making children’s dreams come true, said Sam Marteka, one of the event’s head auction chairs.“We like to stress as a student organization helping out in our community and leaving the Syracuse community better than it was when we arrived on campus,” Marteka said in an email. “The auction goes a long way to benefit a really important local charity each year, and we love to volunteer our time to help others.”Since its inception, the Charity Sports Auction has raised over $467,000 for local charities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs, American Diabetes Association and Special Olympics New York, said Marc Orlin, a committee chair for this year’s auction.However, it has only grown since it was moved to coincide with basketball games in 2012. According to the event’s website, in the seven auctions before the switch, the club raised $147,000. In the seven auctions since, it has raised over $320,000. This was highlighted by the 2014 auction, which also benefited Make-A-Wish and raised $59,200.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEva Suppa | Co-Digital Design EditorBetween six and 10 charities apply and the club interviews representatives from each. Then, they decide on the top-three applicants, who make a presentation that club members vote on.For this year’s auction, SPM thought Make-A-Wish embodied the strongest mission. The organization’s commitment to granting wishes to children with serious illnesses positively impacts society, but more importantly, gives children a break from harsh realities, said Connor Monzo, an auction advisor.“With Make-A-Wish as the beneficiary, we feel it’s important to raise money to help grant life-changing wishes to kids who are going through challenges most of us will never face,” Monzo said in an email. “With 130 wishes in their pipeline, we are hoping to directly reduce the number of kids waiting for a wish.”In order to accomplish this goal, the community has to continue to make this event as successful as it’s been previously, Orlin said.It’s become a SU tradition because it’s a simple way to impact the community, especially for the SPM club members, Orlin said. Students are able to get the real-world experience of helping people in need, considering how the club works like a non-profit organization as it donates the money to the beneficiary in the weeks following the auction.Monzo added that students put a lot of work into the auction. Whether it’s spreading the word through social media, retrieving donations, selling sponsorships or meeting with other student organizations, he said, each club member has a hand in running the event.“The auction is an opportunity to be able to give back to the Syracuse area,” Orlin said. “Sports have the ability to reach and impact a wide variety of people, which is exactly what the auction does.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

DOUBLE CIVIC CELEBRATION FOR DONEGAL’S LEADING SPORTS-STARS

first_imgTermon captain Geraldine McLoughlin lifts the cup as her team-mates celebrate. TESCO HomeGrown All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Final, Termon, Donegal v Mourneabbey, Cork, Tuam Stadium, Tuam, Co. Galway. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILEThere are many years between them but there will also be many reasons to celebrate when some of Donegal’s greatest sporting ambassadors are honoured in the coming days.Both the Termon Ladies GAA team and veteran athlete Hugh Gallagher have given their lives to sport.And next Tuesday at County House in Lifford, both will be awarded separate civic receptions for their wonderful achievements. Hugh Gallagher has competed at so many different age groups down through the years.The ladies of sermon will be first up when they are given their civic reception followed an hour later by a reception for Carrigart man Hugh Gallagher.The double celebration will mark all that is good about Donegal.Despite the county’s rural isolation, our sports-stars have performed at the highest level on the highest stage.Teams and individual athletes like the Termon Ladies GAA team and Hugh Gallagher deserve our recognition. Termon Ladies Football TeamIt’s hard to image that the Termon Ladies GAA team was only formed 23 years ago considering they’ve amassed more honours in that short period of time than most clubs do in a lifetime.But it is these successes – culminating in their first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Club title last year – that is behind the decision by Donegal County Council to honour them with a civic reception in the County House, Lifford next Tuesday, June 2 at 3pmThe reception, which is being hosted by the Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Campbell and the members of Donegal County Council, will mark the success, spirit, community leadership and sporting prowess that this side has displayed over the years at local and national level.Club secretary Grainne McDaid said they were delighted to be honoured like this by the Council. “This is a tremendous honour both for the team and our club in general. It is recognition for all the hard work over the last 23 years and the role it has played in our community. We would also like to thank all our local councillors for their support during this time and look forward to the big event next Tuesday,” she said.Termon Ladies were formed in 1992. They won the Donegal Junior Championship the following year, 2003 and the Intermediate Championship in 2006. They won their first Donegal Senior Championship in 2010, following which they went on to win the Ulster Championship – beating reigning All-Ireland Champions Donnaghmoyne in the final.Between 2010 and 2013 the team won three Donegal Senior Championships, four Donegal Division 1 league titles, four County Gaeltacht championships, four All-Ireland Gaeltacht Championships and one Ulster Championship.2014 was the year the ladies won every cup available to them in Ireland. They began in May winning their fifth County Gaeltacht title in a row. Then came the All-Ireland Gaeltacht in Galway, which makes it five times in a row. They won the Division one Donegal league – again the fifth in a row. In the championship, they beat Glenfin in the Donegal senior final. On then to Ulster were they beat the Cavan champions and then the Down champions to set up a final spot with Donnaghmoyne from Monaghan who they beat to be crowned Ulster champions.They then travelled to Galway to play Connacht champions Clonbern in the All-Ireland semi-final and won.The All-Ireland final was played in Tuam Co. Galway on November 30 last against Munster champions, Mourneabbey.The Cork side – who were chasing a unique treble having previously been All-Ireland junior and intermediate champions – led by four points at half time but didn’t bank on the Termon side turning up the pressure in the second half to run out winners by five points at the finish.The Termon ladies were crowned Senior All Ireland champions after defeating them 3-12 to 1-13.The panel and management were:• Laura Gallagher• Emer Gallagher• Olive McCafferty• Petra McCafferty•  Maria Carr•  Nicole McLaughlin•  Therese McCafferty•  Shannon McGroddy•  Roisin McCafferty•  Lauren McElwaine•  Sharon McLaughlin• Grainne McDaid• Dara Kelly•  Roisin Friel• Geraldine McLaughlin• Maureen O’Donnell• Niamh Friel• Hollie McDaid• Anna Gallagher• Shauna Kelly• Claire Mc Dermott• Jamie Lee Murray• Lucy O FlynnManagement: Francie Friel, Trevor Alcorn, Paul McDaidCivic reception for Carrigart’s Hugh GallagherMultitalented veteran athlete and former Donegal Person of the Year, Hugh Gallagher, is to be honoured with a civic reception by Donegal County Council in the County House, Lifford next Tuesday, June 2 at 4pm.The reception, which is being hosted by the Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Campbell and by the members of Donegal County Council, will mark many years of endeavour by a man who has proved that determination, clean living, talent and persistence really does pay off.It is also fitting in that it comes at a time when the Council has been engaged in a month long series of activities celebrating creativity in older age through its annual Bealtaine festival and the launch of its innovative Age Friendly Strategy which seeks to improve the quality of life for older people in Donegal.Born in Creevy, Carrigart in 1924, Hugh competed in sport from a young age taking part in athletics and cycling throughout the county and all over Ulster. He moved to Scotland and England for a period to work and had to curtail his sporting activities as a result.Twenty-eight years ago Hugh was bitten by the sports bug once again and began competing in veterans’ athletics, now called the Masters athletic championships.His medal haul started when he won the Donegal 56lb hammer title. That same year Hugh entered his first Masters competition, winning three silver medals.He has now won 166 All Ireland gold medals in athletics and Irish weight throwing championships. He has also won 26 world gold, two silver and two bronze; 23 European gold medals, 25 British gold medals, 26 Scottish and Welsh gold, Donegal and Ulster medalsHugh has competed for Ireland in 16 different countries and carried the Irish flag on several occasions; taken part in nine World Masters athletic championships in England, South Africa, Australia, Spain, Puerto Rico, Hungary, Italy, France and Ireland as well as representing the country in the European Masters athletic championships in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Poland and again in Ireland.Hugh holds world records at different age groups and events – from 4kg to 56lb in weights, long jump, 5000m track walk and the 60m sprint. He broke the British all comers record in the weight throw, hammer throw, long jump and triple jump. Hugh also competed for Ireland in an International 3000m walk in the Phoenix Park where he was the only winner for Ireland. 

Throughout his career Hugh has competed in numerous indoor and outdoor national and international events such as the Scottish Indoor championships in the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow; the British Indoor Championship in the International indoor arena in Cardiff, the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham and secured honours in a variety of disciplines including athletes, the shot putt, discus, javelin, hammer, heavy weight throw, long jump and the weight pentathlon, the Goulding hammer, the Grenade throw, triathlon and the 56lb sling.Athletics Ireland officials made a presentation to Hugh marking the fact he was the first Irish person to win track and field medals at over 90 years of age.One of his most coveted honours was when he was selected as the Donegal Person of the year in 1996.The Gallagher family are probably one of the most renowned sporting family’s in Donegal and indeed of all Ireland. They won the best athletic family in Donegal at the millennium Donegal Sports Star Awards.Hugh and his wife Rosemary are indeed proud of their achievements.Cathaoirleach Cllr. John Campbell stated: “Hugh Gallagher is a remarkable man and his long list of achievement speaks for itself. I am delighted that the Council is honouring Hugh with a civic reception. His will power, stamina and dedication to sport is a great example to all of us.”This Civic Reception will take place on Tuesday 2 June at 4pm in the County House, Lifford.DOUBLE CIVIC CELEBRATION FOR DONEGAL’S LEADING SPORTS-STARS was last modified: May 28th, 2015 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)last_img read more