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first_imgMarsh, Faulkner miss SA tour; Starc hospitalised MELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Batsman Shaun Marsh and all-rounder James Faulkner will not play in Australia’s one-day international tour of South Africa – Marsh has a fractured finger and Faulkner a calf injury. Australia physiotherapist David Beakley said in a statement that Marsh’s fracture was in a finger joint and that Faulkner sustained a low-grade calf strain during a training session in Sydney yesterday. Cricket Australia said Usman Khawaja will replace Marsh, while no replacement has been named for Faulkner. Australia will play a one-off ODI against Ireland in Benoni, South Africa to open the tour on September 27, followed by five one-day matches against South Africa, ending October 12 in Cape Town. Meanwhile, fast bowler Mitchell Starc needed 30 stitches in his left leg after a bizarre training accident yesterday, but is expected to be fit for the first test in Australia against South Africa, beginning November 3 in Perth. Chinese investors complete takeover of West Brom WEST BROMWICH, England (AP): The takeover of English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion by Chinese investors has been finalised. West Brom said in a statement that the purchase of the club by Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Limited, announced in August, was completed yesterday. The takeover had been subject to approval by the league and English financial authorities. Lai Guochuan will head the new ownership group. He oversaw the development of the landscaping company Palm, which started out as a plant nursery business and now develops eco-towns in China and is worth 1.8 million pounds ($2.36 million). He has purchased an 88 percent stake in the club owned by chairman Jeremy Peace, who is stepping down. Ronaldo’s warning MADRID (AP): Cristiano Ronaldo hopes Real Madrid learned their lesson after almost losing at home to Sporting Lisbon in their Champions League opener. Madrid’s late comeback on Wednesday night gave the defending champions a winning start in the group stage, but the team’s disappointing performance at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium raised some concerns. Ronaldo grabbed an 89th-minute equaliser with a superb free kick, and substitute Alvaro Morata netted the winner with a powerful header four minutes into injury time for a 2-1 win over the Portuguese side with which Ronaldo started his career. “This game serves as a warning that we can’t be starting games so poorly,” Ronaldo said. “Because teams will sweep the floor with us and we don’t want that. We want to finish top of the group and win.”last_img read more


first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubChristmas Hamper.On Sunday 9th December the gents of Portsalon Golf Club will contest for the traditional Christmas hamper. Members as asked to record their names on the time sheet A draw will take place on the Sunday morning for tee times. Due to the large entry the shotgun start will be at 10.30 a.m.. Gaeltacht League.On Saturday last the Portsalon Gaeltacht League team entertained Cloughaneely golf club. The Portsalon team came away with six and half matches to Cloughaneeley’s one and half matches. Having now played three matches Portsalon have 37 points. The remaining matches is a home match against Dunfanaghy and away matches against Rosapenna and Nairn/Portnoo golf clubs. EventsOn Saturday 8th December there is agents open competition. On Sunday 9th the traditional Christmas hamper takes place and on Wednesday 12th a gents open stableford competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to Party NightSean Mc Gettigan is putting the final touches together for these seasons Portsalon’s Christmas Party. The event will take place on Friday 21st December in the clubhouse. For further details and tickets for this prestigious event contact Sean Mc Gettigan on 074 9159459ResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open competition played on 28th November was Tony Morrison (16) 39 points, runner up Dom Ponsomby (7) Letterkenny37 points, gross Dessie Ferry (10) Letterkenny 27 points, third Michael Leonard (12) 36 points. The CSS was 37 points. On Saturday the winner of the members competition was Cathal Toland (12) 36 points. On Sunday there was a members competition and this was reduced to a 18 hole competition as there was a service to unveil a plaque in memory of those who lost their lives on the HMS Saldanha. There was a good turnout despite the poor weather and the club Captain D P Logue unveiled the plaque which is located adjacent to the bridge on the 18th .Christmas Golfing events. Portsalon Golf Club have just announced their golfing schedule for the Christmas/New Year. Events get underway on Wednesday 26th with a ladies and gents open, Thursday 27th a gents open , Friday 28th four ball betterball any combination, Saturday 30th Ladies and Gents open, Sunday members competition, Monday 31st Gents open, Tuesday 1st January Ladies and Gents open, Wednesday 2nd Gents open. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 0749159459 or go online to to make sure of your golfing times over the Christmas holiday period.Golf DigestThe Portsalon members are eagerly awaiting the Golf Digest top 100 courses in Ireland listings which should be issued shortly.Sympathy The Captain D P Logue and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Tony Kingston the sudden death of his brother Willie. May he rest in peace.Portsalon BookA reminder that Sean Mc Cormack is currently gathering information for the next edition of the Portsalon Book.It is planned to have the book with the printers in early January. So if you have any old photographs or stories of interest please forward to Sean.New MembersPortsalon Golf Club are offering an attractive deal for new member, for further details contact the clubhouse on 0749159459Local Rule-Stakes and RopesAll members and visitors are reminded that a local rule is in operation regarding the identified areas surrounding our greens. This is an action taken to protect the areas surrounding the greens.PlacingMembers and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only was is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NEWS: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 7th, 2012 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)Tags:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more