Irish showjumping team honoured at Excellence in Sport Awards

first_imgHome  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  Irish showjumping team honoured at Excellence in Sport Awards 10 December 2015, 11:45 Irish showjumping team honoured at Excellence in Sport Awards Tags: The Irish showjumping team won an Outstanding Team Achievement award at the Irish Youth Foundation ‘Excellence in Sport’ Awards, which were held in Dublin on Monday night (7th December). The annual awards recognise outstanding contributors to Irish sport. The Irish showjumping team were chosen as award recipients on the back of their victory in the Aga Khan Nations Cup at Dublin in August.The Aga Khan team of Bertram Allen, Greg Broderick, Cian O’Connor and Darragh Kenny and Team Manager Robert Splaine, joined a galaxy of sporting stars on the night. The awards were hosted by three time Major Golf Champion, Padraig Harrington, while AP McCoy received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement award.Ten awards were presented on the evening, with funds raised going to the Irish Youth Foundation.Full List of Award Winners:Outstanding Achievement – Michael Conlan (boxing)Outstanding Team Achievement –  Irish Showjumping TeamGolf Digest (logo) – Lifetime Achievement Award – Christy O’Connor JnrOutstanding Team Achievement – Special Olympics Team IrelandAlternative Sport – Greg Callaghan (mountain biking)Reeling Back the Years Award – Irish Soccer Team Italia ’90Outstanding Team Achievement – Irish Rugby TeamOutstanding Lifetime Achievement Award – AP McCoy (horse racing)Outstanding Achievement – Shane Lowry (golf)Padraig Harrington – Outstanding Achievement for his win at the Honda Classic (golf)last_img read more

Title-favorites Creamline, BanKo in impressive debuts

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOFancied Creamline and BanKo Perlas shook off the rust of a two-month layoff on Sunday night as they brought down different foes at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.BanKo needed a big jolt in the second set to get fired up, blasting Reinforced Conference champion PetroGazz, 25-20, 11-25, 25-21, 25-18, and sending a message to the field that it will be a force to be reckoned with here.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chris McCullough wants PBA title not Best Import award Creamline setter Jia Morado also bested her counterpart, veteran Wendy Semana, tossing 25 excellent sets compared to Semana’s 11.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptistscenter_img With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? MOST READ “We had a slow start; it was not our usual pace but we managed to focus on our game and not on our opponents’ game,” said Gumabao. “We were able to defend better and find solutions to our errors.”Valdez said they’ll take the win despite their opening set struggle. It was their first opening day win in three conferences.“We are really happy. But we still look forward to correcting our mistakes,” said Valdez. “Honestly, we are still feeling heavy but I’m confident we’ll get to 100 percent in the coming games.”Risa Sato helped with 11 points for the Cool Smashers, had 48 points coming off attacks compared to the Lady Jet Spikers’ 38.“But this is just the start, we hope for better games,” said Gumabao. “We’re here to defend the title.”ADVERTISEMENT Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian “Coming from the loss in the second set, we just told ourselves that we play happy and light-hearted, and fortunately we clicked in the next two sets,” said BanKo Perlas captain Dzi Gervacio.She finished with 13 points, including the finishing hit, while teammate Nicole Tiamzon fired two aces in succession down the stretch to wind up with 12.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsEarlier, Creamline put a faulty opening set behind to rout Philippine Air Force, 25-23, 25-20, 25-15.Creamline spiker Michelle Gumabao led the squad with 14 points, while Alyssa Valdez added 13 to jump-start their team’s title-retention bid. TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 View commentslast_img read more