Sir Frederick upsets in Nagrani feature

first_imgSIR FREDERICK, offering odds of 8-1 with former champion jockey Wesey ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard, came through in mid-stretch to win the inaugural running of the Ram Nagrani Memorial Trophy overnight allowance feature over 1200 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.With punters installing the America 3-y-o colt SUPERIOR QUALITY, a red hot favourite in a field of seven, SIR FREDERICK broke well to race in touch early stages, but fell back approaching the half mile as TOOTING KAT (6-1) led at a fast clip from SUPERIOR QUALITY and AMICABLE (8-1).BESTSTRIDETOOTING KAT and the chasing SUPERIOR QUALITY came under pressure approaching the distance, but by then SIR FREDERICK had found his best strides. He disposed of TOOTING KAT early in the last furlong and was driven out to win by two lengths from rank outsider RUM PUNCH (77-1), who after missing the break and outpaced in last position, closed rapidly to beat the well-backed BUTLER CABIN (5-2) by a length for second with SUPERIOR QUALITY fading into fourth.Owned and trained by Howard McLeod and bred by Trevor James, SIR FREDERICK, a 5-y-o bay horse by Storm Craft out of Brenda’s Song, was notching his fifth win from 26 starts lifetime.The day’s co-feature for the Master Blaster Trophy over the straight five course, saw another 8-1 chance, AGAKHAN, with Richard Nunan riding for owner/trainer Deon Facey, storming through late on the stands’ side to win by 1-1/4 lengths from BAD BOY JUSTIN. The 6-5 favourite GOLDEN BULLET with leading jockey Shane Ellis aboard, disappointed in finishing out of the frame.Title-chasing jockeys Ellis and Robert Halledeen shared the riding honours with two winners each. Ellis emerged the performer of the month in the jockeys’ category with eight winners.last_img read more

MÚINTEOIR ÉAGSÚIL I GCOLÁISTE SAMHRAIDH

first_imgBeidh deis ag cuid de na daltaí a fhreastalóidh ar chúrsa Gaeilge i dTír Chonaill an samhradh seo, an Ghaeilge a fhoghlaim le cabhair ón damhsóir aitheanta ón tSiombáib, Tura Aratura.Beidh Tura, a ghlac páirt sa chomórtas rince ar an sean-nós ag Oireachtas 2011 agus a bhí le feiceáil ar Nationwide ar RTÉ1 le déanaí, ag múineadh damhsa ar an sean-nós agus hip hap ar chúrsa A ag Coláiste Chill Chartha i nDún na nGall.“Tá sceitimíní orm faoi pháirt a ghlacadh i gcúrsa mar seo den chéad uair. Thosaigh mé ag foghlaim na Gaeilge sé bliana ó shin sa Chultúrlann i mBéal Feirste agus tá mé ag tabhairt faoi dhioplóma sa Ghaeilge  in Ollscoil Uladh.” Tá lúcháir ar Mhairéad Ní Bhrádaigh, stiúrthóir Choláiste Chill Chartha, go mbeidh Tura páirteach sa chúrsa: “Tá an-chraic ag baint leis agus tá sé iontach maith ag fáil daoine ag caint Gaeilge. Síleann daoine go bhfuil an Ghaeilge difriúil i dTír Chonaill ach is í an Ghaeilge chéanna atáimid uilig ag scríobh síos, níl ach roinnt focail difriúil.”D’fhoghlaim Tura a chuid steipeanna ó Phádraig Ó hOibicín, muintir Uí Dhubháin agus Emma Ní Shúilleabháin.Dúirt sé go raibh sé iontach bródúil as páirt a ghlacadh sa chomórtas rince ar an sean-nós ag an Oireachtas anuraidh agus go mbeidh sé páirteach ann arís i mbliana.“Tá mé ag foghlaim cúpla amhrán ar an sean-nós faoi láthair agus ba mhaith liom a bheith páirteach sa chomórtas sin freisin,” a dúirt sé. Tá Tura ag obair ar amhrán ‘rap-nós’ do Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Tír gan Teanga an t-ainm atá air agus seolfar é roimh an bhféile.* This story appeared in Foinse on Wednesday, February 22. Reproduced with the kind permission of Foinse – Ireland’s national Irish language newspaper which is free with the Irish Independent every Wednesday.  MÚINTEOIR ÉAGSÚIL I GCOLÁISTE SAMHRAIDH was last modified: February 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Coláiste Chill CharthaDún na nGall.MÚINTEOIR ÉAGSÚIL I GCOLÁISTE SAMHRAIDHlast_img read more