Mississippi State falls in Orange Bowl to Georgia Tech

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – As Wednesday afternoon faded into night, Dak Prescott emerged from the south tunnel.Mississippi State’s quarterback began pacing the field at Sun Life Stadium, soaking in the atmosphere before kickoff: glancing at the still-empty stands, occasionally looking up at the stormy gray clouds above. He stopped when he reached midfield.The Orange Bowl logo was beneath his feet.Prescott and Mississippi State had done so much to get there.But just getting to Mississippi State’s first Orange Bowl since 1941 wasn’t enough.“Personally, it’s not a successful season unless we end it with a win,” Prescott said earlier in the week. “We’ve done a lot of great things this season, a lot of firsts, a record-breaking season obviously, but without finishing it with a win, I don’t think it will be successful so it’s very important that we do that.”A year filled with shattered records, heart break, hard-to-forget moments and celebration ended in Miami with a 49-34 loss to No. 10 Georgia Tech.It ended with MSU coach Dan Mullen, the Maxwell Football Club Coach of the Year, shaking head on the sideline.It ended in failure, according to Prescott’s standards.Even with the disappointing defeat, it’d be hard to call it that.However, finding the correct word is difficult. Memorable seems fair.Sure, it wasn’t the ending Prescott wanted – or imagined just months ago – but it will still stand as one of the most memorable seasons in Mississippi State history.It started with whispers in summer camp: talk of conference championships and high expectations.Still, there were some doubters.By October, it into seemingly legitimate talk of a national title.The Bulldogs snapped a 15-year losing streak to LSU in Baton Rouge – in Prescott’s home state against the team, like so many others, who passed him up as a two-star high school prospect.In all, Prescott 12 single-season school records and, at a point, was a Heisman Trophy favorite.What followed after LSU was two-straight wins over top-10 teams, No. 6 Texas A&M and No. 2 Auburn, to claim the team’s first-ever No. 1 ranking – where the Bulldogs remained for five-straight weeks.Then came the spotlight, and the national media.There were ESPN “College GameDay” visits, Sports Illustrated covers and more.Georgia Tech ended it all on a sour note for, pounding Mississippi State with its relentless rushing attack.Contact Riley Blevins at (601) 961-9344 or rblevins@jackson.gannett.com. Follow @Riley_Blevins on Twitter.last_img read more

The future is already theirs

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM THE future is looking bright, efficient and sustainable thanks to the innovative thinking of students from St…[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

Galway Ladies Gaelic Football Fixtures

first_imgGalway LGFA Game for this weekend 1/2/3rd September U14 Finals Junior A CupTuam/Cortoon vs. Mountbellew/Moylough Sat. 2nd Sept in Skehana 7pm Ref. Sean LyonsNA Leitir Mor vs. St. Mary’s Sat. 2nd Sept in Cappagh 7pm. Ref. Maura Conneally Junior BKilkerrin/Clonberne B vs. Claregalway B Sat. 2nd Sept. in Skehana 11.30am Ref. John MartinSt. Furseys vs. Salthill Knocknacarra  Tuesday 5th September Ref. TBC Senior BClonbur vs. Annaghadown –  PostponedGlenamaddy/Williamstown vs. Caltra – Postponed Junior C Round Robin gamesCarna Caiseal vs. Annaghadown B Sat. 2nd Sept in Carna 1.30pm Ref. Joe Joe McDonaghNa Piarsaigh vs. Naomh Mhuire Sat. 2nd Sept in Rosmuc 12noon. Ref Katie Kilbaneprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Div. 1A Cup Final Claregalway vs. Corofin – Fri 1st Sept. in Lakeview 6.30pm. Ref Tom BrowneDiv. 1A Shield Final Kilkerrin/Clonberne vs. Killannin – Sat 2nd Sept in Lakeview. 4.00pm Ref. John O’DonovanDiv. 1B Shield Final Grainne Mhaols vs. Caltra – postponedDiv. 2B Cup Final Loughrea vs. Monivea Abbey – Fri 1st Sept. in Monivea. 7pm Ref. JohnTreacyDiv. 3A Cup Final Ballinasloe vs. Annaghadown – Sat. 2nd Sept in Mountbellew 4pm Ref. DavidBreslinDiv. 3A Shield Final Menlough/Skehana vs. St. Gabriels Fri 1st Sept in Skehana 6.30pm Ref Gerry MooreDiv. 4B Cup Final NA Leitir Mor vs. Oughterard – Sat. 2nd Sept in Furbo 6pm Ref. Mike BurkeDiv. 4B Shield Final Carna-Caiseal vs. Clonbur – Sat. 2nd Sept. in Oughterard 3.30pm Ref. Paul Gannon Adult Semi FinalsSenior A:Claregalway vs. Corofin Sat. 2nd Sept. in Annaghadown 6.30pm. Ref. John DevlinKilkerrin/Clonberne vs. Dunmore Fri 1st Sept. in Clonberne 8.30pm Ref. Shane Curley Junior A ShieldGrainne Mhaols vs. Glinsk Sat. 2nd Sept in Westside 7pm. Ref. Tom BrowneKillannin vs. Caherlistrane Sat. 2nd Sept. in Venue and Referee TBC Intermediate AMoycullen vs. St. Brendan’s Sat 2nd Sept in Lakeview 12noon Ref. Maura ConneallyBarna vs. Menlough/Skehana Sat. 2nd Sept in Mountbellew 7pm. Ref. DavidBreslinlast_img read more

Galway Racecourse Re-Development On Target for Summer 2018 Completion

first_imgRacegoers at Galway’s last meeting of 2017 in October witnessed the biggest development at the track begin to take shape since the Killanin Stand was opened in 2007. The new two-storey building will feature a large, open plan betting hall on the ground floor, with Tote Ireland betting counters and a large betting shop.  Externally there will be 46 Tote Ireland betting windows, set back to provide weather protection to racegoers.   Galway patrons will also enjoy a new level of comfort on the first floor of the new building, incorporating a covered terrace balcony overlooking the parade ring, betting arena and part of the racetrack.Michael Moloney, Manager of Galway Racecourse, commented: “Since we finished racing last Summer, it’s been full steam ahead with this exciting new project. The plan is to have the entire project completed in June 2018 just in time for the Summer Festival.  It’s an all-in contract to build and fit-out the building by Monami Construction. Our new two storey building will completely transform the eastern end of the racecourse located down by the parade ring, revealing a new, fresh modern feel and vibe. It’s great to see such progress here which will bring added comfort and facilities with an enhanced customer experience in mind.”The re-development will vastly improve the enclosure around the parade ring and bookmakers ring.  The repositioning of the new building will create much greater circulation space for racegoers which will enhance the atmosphere and create ease of movement even on the busiest days.For more information check out www.galwayraces.comprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The €6 million re-development project at Galway Racecourse is on target for completion in June 2018, in ample time for the world renowned seven-day Galway Races Summer Festival which takes place from July 30 to August 5 2018.  The redevelopment is funded through the Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) Racecourse Capital Development scheme, with HRI providing 40% of the cost of the approved project.last_img read more

Galway and Roscommon to meet in FBD League final

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/KEVIN%20WALSH%20post%20Leitrim%20FBD.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway team v Leitrim: 1. James Keane (Barna), 2. Eoghan Kerin (Annaghdown), 3. Sean Mulkerrin (Oileain Arainn), 4. Declan Kyne (Clonbur), 5. Johnny Heaney 0-2 (Killannin), Gareth Bradshaw (Moycullen), David Wynne 0-1 (Moycullen), 8. Cein Darcy (Caherlistrane), 9. Sean Maher (Salthill Knocknacarra), 10. Eoin Finnerty (Mountbellew Moylough), 11. Evan Murphy (Salthill Knocknacarra), 12. Eamon Brannigan (St Michaels), 13. Frankie Burke (Annaghdown), Dessie Conneely 2-0 (Moycullen), Robert Finnerty 1-3 (Salthill Knocknacarra). Subs: Johnny Duane for Mulkerrin (Black Card), Kieran Duggan for Maher, Cathal Sweeney for Heaney, Barry McHugh for Burke.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway will face Roscommon in the FBD League final for the fourth year in a row after they defeated Leitrim by 3-6 to 0-8 in Clonbur yesterday and Roscommon beat Mayo in Hyde Park by 0-14 to 0-11. First half goals by Dessie Conneely (2) and a Robert Finnerty penalty gave Galway a 3-3 to 0-7 half time lead over Leitrim after playing into a strong wind. In desperate conditions, Leitrim could only manage 1 point in the second half as Galway registered points from David Wynne (0-1) and Johnny Heaney (0-2) to ease to a 7 point win. The win follows Galway’s 1-10 to 1-9 win over Mayo in Castlebar on Friday night so with 6 points out of 6 they qualify for the final against Roscommon on the 18th of February. Next Sunday’s round 5 clash with Roscommon is still scheduled to go ahead in Tuam Stadium despite the tie having no consequence to the final standings.center_img After the game in Clonbur yesterday, Kevin Dwyer got the views of the Galway manager Kevin Walsh…last_img read more

All-Ireland Minor And Senior Football Semi-Final Match Tracker

first_imgTwo points in it and an interesting 35 minutes ahead…. Referee blows Half Time…..Dublin leading Galway 1-9 to 1-7 There will be one minute of injury timeWe have a minute left in the first half….Johnny Heaney for Galway….Dublin 1-9 Galway 1-7Shane Walsh for Galway…..Dublin 1-9 Galway 1-6Another Dublin point…..They now lead by four….Dublin 1-9 Galway 1-5Kilkenny responds for Dublin…Dublin 1-8 Galway 1-5Ian Burke has the ball and they are back within two….Dublin 1-7 Galway 1-5Dublin return with the ball…Con O’Callaghan has it….GOAL DUBLIN….Dublin 1-7 Galway 1-4Walsh…..It’s over the bar….Teams are level….Galway 1-4 Dublin 0-7Ten minutes left in the first half…Another free for Galway……Shane Walsh again will take it….Shane Walsh will take the free and slots it over the bar…..Dublin 0-7 Galway 1-3Ian Burke is fouled…Galway Free to close the gap to a single point….Twenty one minutes gone and Ian Burke gets a point for Galway to close the gap to two…Free Dublin…Dean Rock will take it and slots it over the bar..Dublin 0-7 Galway 1-1NÍL the result….Paul Mannion with an effort but Hawkeye is called….Fifteen Minutes in and Dublin lead 0-6 to 1-1Two Dublin points in a row and the gap is two again in favour of the Dubs.Shane Walsh takes the 45′ but it’s wide…Eamon Brannigan will take the penalty but it’s saved…45′ GalwayDamien Comer…is felled……PENALTY GALWAYBrian Howard has the ball and puts it over the bar….level…1-1 to 0-4Shane Walsh…..Great point…..Galway are in front….Galway 1-1 Dublin 0-3Teams are level after eight minutes….Galway 1-0 Dublin 0-3Galway have another chance…OOH…That was close…….High Ball In…Comer…GOAL GALWAY! Teams are level…Seven Minutes gone in the first half…Dublin free to go three points up….Dean Rock will take it and makes no mistake….Dublin 0-3 Galway 0-0.Free for Dean Rock and he makes no mistake….Dublin 0-2 Galway 0-0Chance for Galway but Damien Comer but puts it wide…A minute gone and Galway trails Dublin by 0-1 to 0-0.Eoghan Kerin slips and Paul Mannion gets Dublin’s first point.The game is on….The referee is Barry CassidyAlmost time for throw in…..The Galway Team To Face Dublincenter_img Ollie and Frank Ready For Senior CommentaryAlready, three changes for Galway, Ciaran Duggan Starts at Midfield, Sean Armstrong starts in the Half Forward Line and Johnny Heaney starts in the Half Back Line…We are back….We are taking a small break for a minute…Need to catch our breath after that…FINAL SCORE…GALWAY 3-13 MEATH 2-9GALWAY ARE IN THE ALL-IRELAND MINOR FOOTBALL FINAL!Time is now up…..The referee blows the Full Time Whistle!!!!Galway are on the verge (To quote Sean…..)Paul Kelly seals it for Galway with a great point!Final minute of injury time to be played…..Luke Mitchell with a point and the gap is down to six points…..Two minutes of injury time left…This is remarkable from GalwayRyan Monaghan with the free and he nails it. Galway 3-12 Meath 2-8.Four minutes of Injury time left….Galway wins a freeFive Minutes of injury time to be played…..One minute left…..Ryan Monaghan will take the free…and he gets it! Galway 3-11 Meath 2-8Three minutes left but there will be a bit of injury time in this one….Free Galway….Eanna McCormack the man who has been fouled…Luke Mitchell with a free for Meath….Galway 3-10 Meath 2-8Four Minutes Left plus injury time…..Five minutes left…..Galway go six points up…..Tomo Culhane with a brilliant point for Galway….Galway 3-10 Meath 2-7.Six minutes left….Meath have emptied the bench….Cathal Sweeney is the player who was caught off the ball…Referee sees an off the ball incident…..Oisin McCloskey is given a black card…..Aidan Halloran for Galway and the gap is now five! Galway 3-9 Meath 2-7Conor Raftery now has the ball…..Point Galway….Galway now leads by four….Galway 3-8 Meath 2-7.There are fourteen minutes left and Galway are leading by three…Galway have the ball. Tony Gill in space…GOAL GALWAY! Galway now lead 3-7 to 2-7!Luke Mitchell with a free for Meath and the teams are level…2-7 apiece…Outstanding last few minutes from Galway who have gone from five points down to lead by a single point! 42 minutes gone in the game!Galway again…..Oisin McCormack….GOAL GALWAY AGAIN! Galway 2-7 Meath 2-6Galway chance…..Eoghan Tinney….GOAL GALWAY! Meath 2-6 Galway 1-7Free for Galway…Ryan Monaghan takes it but it goes wide.But Meath respond with two points in a row and the gap is out to five points…Meath 2-6 Galway 0-7Aidan Halloran with a good start for Galway…Meath 2-4 Galway 0-7Second Half is underway and Galway needs a good start….Referee blows the Half Time Whistle…..Meath Leads 2-4 to 0-6A minute left in the first half….Free Meath…..David Bell with the free and Galway trail by four….Luke Kelly for Meath and he could have a goal here…..GOAL…Meath lead 2-3 to 0-6Five minutes left in the first half…..Teams are level and Galway have the breeze in the first half.Great chance for Galway but the Meath keeper makes an excellent save…45′ GalwayEight minutes left in the first half…Halloran again for Galway and the teams are level! Galway 0-6 Meath 1-3.Aidan Halloran with the point for Galway and just a point between the sides…..Meath 1-3 Galway 0-5..Point for Meath….They lead Galway 1-3 to 0-4Daniel Cox with a well taken point for Galway…..Meath 1-2 Galway 0-4…19 minutes gone in the first half.Meath have the ball….They have a chance here…GOAL Meath….They lead 1-2 to 0-3. Luke Mitchell with the goal.Cathal Sweeney again…Galway lead 0-3 to 0-2 with 12 minutes gone.Cathal Sweeney responds for Galway….0-2 all.Meath free…David Bell with the free and they go in front…Meath 0-2 Galway 0-1Galway have hit three wides in the opening ten minutesTen minutes gone…Brian McCormack and the teams are level…0-1 each.Ryan Monaghan will take the 45’……wide…Galway’s first.Chance for Galway…Eoghan Tinney….Good save from the Meath keeper…45′Great work  by Galway and Cathal Sweeney opens Galway’s account…Galway 0-1 Meath 0-0..Two minutes gone….The action is underway in the All-Ireland Minor Football Semi-Final!!Teams are out on the fieldTeams are out on the pitch for the Minor Semi-Final..The Galway Minor Team For Today’s Semi-FinalMinor Commentator Tommy Devane is ready to Rock. Tommy is joined by Diarmuid Blake this afternoon..So, the Scene is set…..If you fancy a read, why not check out our look back at 1934 Here or 1983 Here.1934 was when Galway last beat Dublin in the championship and 1983 was the last time they met, that infamous All-Ireland Final that Dublin won.Storm clouds gathering over Croker as well so we could be getting a drop or two of rain throughout the afternoon. Will this be a factor?In the Senior,Galway have made one change to their starting fifteen with Patrick Sweeney coming for Adrian Varley while Dublin have made 9 changes to last week’s win over Roscommon. Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny and Brian Howard occupy the new-look half forward line, with Con’ O’Callaghan, Dean Rock and Paul Mannion playing in front.Johnny Cooper and James McCarthy bolster the Dubs half back line with Brian Fenton coming into midfield.The Galway Minor Team shows two changes from the team that beat Clare in the Quarter Final. Paul Kelly from Maigh Cuilinn starts in midfield alongside team captain Conor Raftery and Oisin Gormally starts in the half forward line.Could be two interesting games with Galway facing Meath in the Minor at 3 and Galway and Dublin in the Senior at 5Good Afternoon everybody and welcome to our Match Tracker for the Minor and Senior All-Ireland Semi-Finals.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

NUIG Men defend College League Basketball title

first_imgTuesday, March 12thWomen’s Division 3 League finalIT Blanchardstown v Mary Immaculate Limerick, 11amMen’s Division 3 League finalTrinity College v Waterford IT, 1pmWomen’s Division 2 League finalMaynooth University v Waterford IT, 3pmWednesday, March 13thMen’s Division 2 League finalIT Sligo v Limerick IT, 11amMen’s Division 1 League finalUlster University v NUI Galway, 1pmWomen’s Division 1 League finalUlster University v DCU, 3pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Games begin 11am this morning, (Tuesday) March 12th, and will run right through until tomorrow evening, (Wednesday) March 13th.The Division One finals, which take place tomorrow, are set to be two thrilling battles as Ulster University and reigning champions NUI Galway go head-to-head in a big showdown in the men’s final, while Ulster University and reigning champions DCU will face off in the women’s final.All games take place at Oblate Hall Inchicore The 2019 NBCC College League finals take centre stage in Oblate Hall, Inchicore this week as teams from across the country will battle it out for Division One, Two and Three honours.last_img read more

Sam Houston State Retains Southland Commissioner’s Cup

first_imgCommissioner’s Cup Standings (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State won team championships in baseball, men’s golf and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field on its way to claiming its second consecutive Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the league office announced Sunday. McNeese State Oral Roberts In addition to its four team championships, Sam Houston got runner-up finishes from the softball and men’s indoor track & field teams. Four other teams finished third, including the men’s basketball and the outdoor track & field teams as well as football and volleyball, each of which tied for third. Six men’s teams and four women’s team had top-three finishes for the Bearkats, which finished among the top three in 10 of the league’s 17 sports. 2. 26.0 Lamar (158.5), Central Arkansas (152.5) and McNeese State (142.5), came in third, fourth and fifth place, respectively. 14. Abilene Christian 57.5 Stephen F. Austin claimed the women’s all-sports trophy on the strength of team championship in women’s soccer and a first-place tie in women’s basketball. They also were the runners up in both indoor and outdoor track & field and finished third in women’s cross country to give them 101.5 points. Central Arkansas was second with 96 points. 133.0 New Orleans Southeastern La. Pl. 8. Total 101.5 9. 10. 64.5 Final Commissioner’s Cup Standings 73.5 Northwestern State A&M-Corpus Christi SFA was only a point behind Sam Houston in the Commissioner’s Cup standings thanks to 74 points from its men’s basketball team title, runner-up finishes by the men’s cross country and outdoor track & field teams and third-place finishes by men’s indoor track & field and a third-place tie by the men’s golf squad. 64.5 Women 85.0 Men 11. 58.5 42.0 91.0 56.5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (133) finished sixth, edging seventh-place Northwestern State (132.5) by the slimmest of margins for its highest finish in eight seasons in the conference. Southeastern Louisiana (126) finished in eighth place, followed by Abilene Christian (106.5), which finished ninth in its first season in the league. Oral Roberts (102) was 10th followed by Nicholls (94), UIW (85), Houston Baptist (84.5) and New Orleans (48) to round out this year’s standings. 78.0 18.0 142.5 175.5 68.5 The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded annually to the top overall athletics program in the Southland. Sam Houston State has won the Cup a record five times. In the 17-year history of the Commissioner’s Cup, Stephen F. Austin has two and Northwestern State has one. 126.0 13. Nicholls 43.0 The three trophies will be presented at the annual Southland Conference Honors Dinner Tuesday night at the Westin Stonebriar Resort in Frisco, Texas. 7. 3. 49.0 1. Lamar 30.0 University 74.0 6. 52.0 Houston Baptist 74.0 132.5 158.5 85.5 106.5 77.5 94.0 96.0 The Sam Houston men had 85.5 points to claim the men’s all-sports trophy ahead of Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin, which tied for second place with 74 points each. The Bearkats previously won the men’s all-sports trophy in 2000 and 2007. The Sam Houston women totaled 91 points but finished third in the final standings for the women’s all-sports trophy a season after claiming its first trophy. The Southland Conference all-sports trophies are awarded annually for men’s and women’s competition based on a 10-point system for all conference sports. Point values are 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1, pending place of finish. Regular-season standings are used for sports that have a conference tournament. The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded to the university compiling the highest combined total of men’s and women’s all-sports points. 4. 47.0 55.0 5. 12. UIW 57.5 48.0 47.0 102.0 85.0 Sam Houston State Central Arkansas 83.5 Sam Houston State edged rival Stephen F. Austin by just one point for its record fifth Commissioner’s Cup, 176.5 to 175.5. The Bearkats previously won the Cup in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and with Cup wins the last two years, they have won five of the last 10. Sam Houston is one of two current Southland universities to win at least two Commissioner’s Cups, along with Stephen F. Austin, which has won twice. 176.5 43.5 Stephen F. Austin 152.5last_img read more