Super Sunday in EPL

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Amid the buzz about surprise leader Leicester and the stuttering challenges of Arsenal and Manchester City, another title contender in the English Premier League (EPL) has been working pretty much in the shadows.Not anymore.For the first time in a generation, Tottenham are real factors in the title race, and are showing the kind of form that could see the club rid itself of the underachievers tag that has followed it around for years.The team from north London has climbed into second place, ahead of neighbours Arsenal on goal difference, and five points behind Leicester, with 13 matches left. Not since 1985 have Spurs been this high in the standings this late in the season, as they look to capture a first League title since 1961.This weekend could be pivotal, with the top four facing off. Leicester are away to Arsenal, and Spurs are at fourth-place to City.City have won the last five home meetings with Tottenham, racking up 10 goals in the past two fixtures. There’s a feeling it could be different this time.There are positives all over the field for Mauricio Pochettino. His defence has conceded fewer goals than any other team this season; Eric Dier has been converted from a defender into a powerful holding midfielder; previously inconsistent attacking midfielders Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, and Mousa Dembele are delivering consistently effective performances; Dele Alli, in the No. 10 role, is arguably the hottest young prospect in English football; and striker Harry Kane is the third best scorer in the league.With just three losses, Tottenham could have too much energy for an aging, injury-hit City side that was blown away last weekend by Leicester – another team filled with hard-running players. City lost to Spurs 4-1 at White Hart Lane in September.A problem for Spurs could be fixture congestion, with the team set to resume its Europa League campaign next week – over two legs against Fiorentina in the last 32 – and was still in the FA Cup. Progress deep in those competitions, and Pochettino’s players could be burnt out before the end of the season.Leicester, meanwhile, just has the Premier League to focus on.MAN CITY’S INJURIESCity’s star-studded midfield is beset with injuries at just the wrong time.Star playmaker David Silva hurt his ankle against Leicester and joins an injury list that already includes attacking midfielders Kevin De Bruyne, Jes?s Navas, and Samir Nasri.Silva have had ongoing problems with his ankle, which must be a worry for City given the congested fixture schedule that includes a League Cup final against Liverpool and the Champion League last 16.PRESSURE ON LEICESTERNow the world has finally recognised Leicester as legitimate title contenders, the team has to deal with the pressure of expectation.Star striker Jamie Vardy doesn’t see it as a problem.”We’re just enjoying the ride,” Vardy said. “If you start thinking about it too much it’s going to affect you, it’s as simple as that. We’ll just continue to do exactly the same thing we’ve done all season.”One of the few things Leicester would change was its result against Arsenal in its first meeting this season. Arsenal won 5-2 at King Power Stadium, one of just two defeats for Leicester in this campaign.last_img read more

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Picture Special: Cúmiscoil Chú Uladh hold student presentations day

first_imgThe student awards day was held at the Cúmú Chú Uladh, Ballinamore on the 22nd May.Over 21 different prizes were awarded between literacy, science, franchise, music, art, sports, academic excellence as well as many others.Amy Callaghan was the guest speaker at the event and she spoke to the students about the importance of mental health. Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Litearthach Gaeilge i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Brídgín Úí Cheallaigh. Dáire Ó Cearrúil, Caitríona Nic Ailín, Ben Mac Ailín, Sarah Ní Mhurchú, Ciara Nic Eiteagáin, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Hannah Ní Thuairisc, Amy Ní Ghiobúin, Odhrán Mac Fhloinn, Jemma Ní Bhrolcáin, Keelan Mac A Ghoill. Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Fraincis i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Leah Nic Aoidh.Caitríona Nic Ailín, Stíofáin Ó Gríofa, Sarah Ní Mhurchú, Mary Kate De Brún, Katie- Marie Ní Langáin, Nadia Ní Mhonagáil, Amy Ní Ghiobúin, Míchéal Mac Floinn, Keelan Mac A Ghoill.Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Ealaíne i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Deirdre Ní Chnáimhsí.Cara Ní Chogaráin, Ciara Ní Mhuigh, Caolan Ó Domhnaill, Lisa Ní Gallachóir, Megan Ní Mhaolmóna, Aby Preston, Katie Ní Friel,  Rioghna Ni hOráin, Caoimhe Ní Floinn, Emma Shanky Smith, Sinéad Nic Daibhidh.Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Peil Sacar i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Paul Ó Gallachóir.Luke Mac Fhloinn, Kaine Mac Floinn, Keelan Mc Ghoill, Keelan Mac Monagail, Jamie Ó Dhomhnaill, Ben Mac Ailín, Jack Mac Floinn.Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Ceoil i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Caitriona Ní Solan . Cara Ní Chógaráin, Emma Nic Bhriartaigh, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Máire Ní Mháirtín, Jemma Ní Brolacháin, Joanna Ní Bhaoil, Ailish Nic Mhonagail, Caoimhe Nic Mhonagail, Aoife Ní hEiteagáin.Daltaí a fuair Duaiseanna Peil Gaelach i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Enda Ó Mainín agus an Corn Uladh 2018 F16 Cailíní.Caoimhe Nic Floinn, Katie Ní Longa, Jack Mac Floinn, Luke Mac Floinn, Keelan Mac Monagail, Oran Mac Floinn, Caolan Mac Monagail, Sarah Deans,Danielle Nic Fhionnghaile.Daltaí a fuair aitheantais ar son cur chun cinn na Gaeilge i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis an Múinteoir Gabrielle Uí Bhaoil. Emma Ní Mháirtín, Jack mac Fhloinn, Art Mag Fhionnghaile, Cathal Ó Dochartaigh, Ódhrán Mac Fhloinn, Máire Ní Mháirtín, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Stiofán Ó Gríofa, Sorcha Ní Ghiobúin, Niall Ó Dochartaigh.Mairtín Mac Cormaic a fuair an duais le haghaidh an Teastais Sóisearacht is fear i 2017 leis an aoi-chainteoir don lá Amy Callaghan. Bhain Mairtin an Chead áit ‘Maths Eyes na hÉireann’ le déanaí.Sinéad Nic Daibhidh a fuair Gradam Gaisce Pearsanta leis a tuismitheoirí, Margaret agus Seamus, an múinteoir Fionnuala Uí Amrein, aoi-chainteoir Amy Callaghan agus an cúntóir riachtanais speisialta Patricia.Daltaí a fuair Duais Scoláire Cuidiúla i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Aoi- Chainteoir Amy Callaghan. Sorcha Ní Ghiobúin, Ciara Ní Mhuigh, Mary Kate Dé Brún, Cora Ní Lochlainn, Adam Mac Daibhid, Meabh Ní Mhuirí, Amy Ní Ghiobúin, Katelyn Ní Laifeartaigh Merritt, Leanne Nic Fhearail, Abi Preston.Daltaí a fuair Duais do Barr Feabhais Acadúil i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Leas Príomhoide Páraicín Ní Fhaoláin.Cara Ní Chogaráin, Jack Mac Floinn, Sarah Ní Mhurchú, Grace Ní Cheallaigh, Niall Ó Dochartaigh, Luke Mac Floinn, Oran Ó Domhnaill, Danielle Nic Fhionnghaile, Muireann Ní Mhaonaigh, Katiemarie Langan, Rachel de Brún, Odhrán Mac Floinn, Micheál Mac Floinn, Kimberly Koesling, Orla Ní Bhogáin, Zoe Nic Ailín, Niamh Ní Chnáimhsí, Cathriona Ní Ghiolla Easbuig, Cearúilín Nic Meanmain.Daltaí a fuair Duais do Foirfeacht Acadúil i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Leas Príomhoide Páraicín Ní Fhaoláin.Ailish Nic Mhonagail, Darragh Ó Cearúil, Caoimhe Nic Fhloinn, Caitlín Ní Mhairtín, Emma Ní Bhriartaigh, Ben Mac Ailín, Gráinne Ní Chuinn, Megan Nic Gaoithín, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Niall Ó Cheallaigh, Lisa Ní Gallachóir, Lisa Ní Mhórdha, Máire Ní Mháirtín, Lauren Ní Cheallacháin, Aoife Nic Eiteagáin, Mairtín Mac Cormaic, Aaron Mac Floinn, Jemma Ní Brolchain, Keelan Mac A Ghoill, Darán Dé Brún, Darragh Mac Rannacháin.Daltaí a fuair Duais, Scoláire na Bliana as na gnáth ranganna i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Leas Príomhoide Páraicín Ní Fhaoláin, An Príomhoide Fiona Ní Chnáimhsí, agus an Aoi-Chainteoir Amy Callaghan.Ailish Nic Mhonagail, Caoimhe Nic Floinn, Eibhlín Ní Bhaoill, Lisa Ní Mhórdha, Mairtín Mac Cormaic.Aoife Ní Mhuigh agus Aaron Mac Floinn as an 6ú bliain a bhain Scoláire na Bliana  i nGairmscoil Chú Uladh leis An Leas Príomhoide Páraicín Ní Fhaoláin, An Príomhoide Fiona Ní Chnáimhsí, agus an Aoi-Chainteoir Amy Callaghan.Picture Special: Cúmiscoil Chú Uladh hold student presentations day was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:awardsBallinamoreCúmiscoil Chú Uladhdonegalsecondary schoollast_img read more

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