Poulter left disappointed in Arizona

first_img Winner of the title three years ago, Poulter was also trying to make it back-to-back World Golf Championship victories after his triumph at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai last November. He had beaten Stephen Gallacher, Bo Van Pelt, Tim Clark and Steve Stricker to reach the last four, but Mahan has not trailed in any game since the first round last year and that remained the case going into the clash with his 2010 Ryder Cup teammate Kuchar. “It’s a shame really and disappointing,” Poulter said. “Hunter played very solid and chipped unbelievably well.” In bitterly cold and increasingly windy conditions Mahan birdied the long second and although he bogeyed two holes later Poulter did the same on the next to fall behind again. The gap was two when Mahan played a delicate chip to two feet on the eighth and after both took six on the next par five, the 11th, the 30-year-old Californian then produced the shot of the morning. Over the green on the short 12th – and with his opponent on the putting surface – Mahan chipped in from around 20 yards and went three up. The gap quickly became four when Poulter missed the fairway, the green and a five-foot putt for a bogey at the 14th. He came back with a birdie, but it was matched and that was that. Mahan looked like being behind for the first time all week when he bogeyed the short third, but Kuchar three-putted and they remained level. Poulter, on the other hand, was gifted two early holes when Day fired wildly into the desert on the first and fourth. Ian Poulter is back in the world’s top 10 for the first time in 25 months – but not in the way he wanted. Europe’s Ryder Cup hero failed to make it into the final of the Accenture Match Play Championship in Tucson, losing 4&3 to defending champion Hunter Mahan. It meant a seventh all-American final in the event’s 15-year history, with Matt Kuchar beating Australian Jason Day by the same margin in the other semi-final. “It’s easy to get up for Ian because he’s so good at match play,” Mahan said. “I played really well. I was getting up and down from a lot of tough spots.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

SPEEDY AARON IS TOAST OF GAIRMSCOIL CHÚ ULADH

first_imgGAIRMSCOIL Chú Uladh third year class rang Cróna had something to celebrate as their classmate and Finn Valley A.C. athlete Aaron Mac Floinn achieved yet another qualifying time at the Mary Peters track on Saturday last in the 800m (1 minute 54).This is the second qualifying time Aaron has achieved in the space of 5 weeks as he recently achieved the 400m (49 seconds) qualifying standard in Cork.With these times under his belt the staff and students of Gairmscoil Chú Uladh are hoping that Aaron will get a place on the Irish team Youth Olympics in Georgia this coming July. Comhghairdeas Aaron agus Ádh mór ó do chomhscoláirí !SPEEDY AARON IS TOAST OF GAIRMSCOIL CHÚ ULADH was last modified: May 25th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Aaron Mac FionnAthleteFinn Valley ACGairmscoil Chú Uladhlast_img read more

Watch: 50th Mary from Dungloe Festival launched, with first ever winner meeting current Marys

first_imgThe launch of the 50th Mary from Dungloe International Festival took place yesterday evening at The Waterfront Hotel Dungloe.We are excited to announce that Donegal Daily, along with Jacksons Media TV, will be live-streaming the Crowning Cabaret on August 6th! Reigning Mary from Dungloe Eva Ni Dhoibhlinn says “I’ve had an absolutely amazing year, I started the festival as the Gaeltacht Mary and was so excited to be a representative for the language and the Gaeltacht itself.”Eva says that she has had so many opportunities arise during her time as Mary from Dungloe, including turning on Dungloe’s Christmas lights, going to America and taking part in two parades in Philadelphia as well as traveling to New York. She also took part in ‘Turas Bothair’ on TG4!“It’s been an amazing experience and it’s opened so many doors,” she said.Reigning Mary from Dungloe Eva Ni Dhoibhlinn catching up with 1967 Mary from Dungloe Celine PowellThe first ever Mary from Dungloe, crowned in 1967, was Celine Powell. She explained that she heard of the festival through her boss at the time, Terry Sweeney, and he told her about the hit song ‘Mary from Dungloe’ by Emmet Spiceland. “He told me the story and it impressed me and I was still very nervous going but I entered and there were two heats and a final in Dublin.“And then the rest is history, I came to Dungloe and I’m coming here for fifty years now and I love it!”When asked if she would recommend for young girls to enter the Mary from Dungloe competition she replied “oh my God yes, you’ll have such a time for that week, they’re like princesses, everybody looks after them and they will have lovely memories.”  Don’t forget to like Donegal Daily’s Facebook page to catch our live-stream of the Crowning Cabaret!Watch: 50th Mary from Dungloe Festival launched, with first ever winner meeting current Marys was last modified: July 9th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:celine powellDonegal Dailyeva ni dhoibhlinnlaunchMary From Dungloelast_img read more