Kwan is gone, not forgotten

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaOnly the winner of the women’s event is guaranteed a spot on the Olympic team, with the federation’s International Committee selecting the other two athletes after tonight’s free skate. There are 35 people on the committee, but at least nine will have to recuse themselves because of personal or professional conflicts; a simple majority is needed. The committee will base its selection on how athletes fared at six competitions. They are, in order of importance: nationals, the 2005 Grand Prix final, the 2005 world championships, the 2005 Four Continents championships, the 2005 Junior Grand Prix final and the 2005 world junior championships. Kwan also had to be examined by a doctor selected by U.S. Figure Skating to prove she was physically ready to compete in Turin. “She was seen by a doctor at his office (on Thursday) and had a complete examination of the groin injury,” Kwan’s agent, Shep Goldberg, told The Associated Press. Neither Kwan nor U.S. Figure Skating had seen the report as of Friday afternoon. Goldberg also said Kwan resumed jumping again. “It’s (U.S. Figure Skating’s) job to pick three skaters that will place the highest at the Olympics,” said Sasha Cohen, who had a comfortable lead after the short program. “I really am not too deep in the politics of U.S. Figure Skating, but I definitely think whoever it is that doesn’t get to go would be devastated.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ST. LOUIS – Michelle Kwan is dominating the national championships, even from half a country away. The nine-time champion is at home nursing a groin injury and is missing the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the first time since 1991. But she’s petitioned for a spot on the Olympic team, and the “Should she or shouldn’t she?” debate has sparked more interest than anything happening on the ice. center_img Fans are wearing buttons and T-shirts supporting Kwan. Each of the top women repeatedly has been asked what she thinks, and coaches and choreographers have weighed in, too. Even men’s contender Evan Lysacek had his pre-event news conference hijacked by Kwan questions. “No, I’m not surprised that it’s a huge deal,” Ron Hershberger, president of U.S. Figure Skating, said Friday. “Michelle has been a marvelous champion. She’s a terrific athlete. It’s clear that skating fans everywhere adore her, and they should. She’s been a terrific image for the sport of figure skating, so I’m not surprised that there’s all this attention.” last_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes 03/06/2013:Seniors:The senior team had their first outing in a number of weeks against the Tara in a league encounter at a sunny Greenford last Sunday. After getting two walkovers in the previous fixtures against Parnells and Neasden it was good to get back on the turf against a stubborn Tara team.Tara started the much sharper team with points from the lively Enda Gallagher but the Gaels started to find their range on a congested back pitch to open up a half time lead of 2-7 to 0-6. Aidan Mc Tigue, Kevin Mc Menemin and Eoin O’Neill all showed well in the full forward line along with an “up for it” Benny O’Reilly who found the net before joining JP in the bushes. Best on the day were Brian Ross, Marty McCoy, Aidan Mc Tigue and Eoin O’Neill. Final score TCG 3-12, Tara 0-8Weekend Fixtures: Sat 8th June Juniors v St Clarets in the league at 3pm in GreenfordSat 8th June Reserves v North London Shamrocks in the league at 5pm in the ScrubbsSun 9th June Seniors v KKG in the league at 1pm in RuislipLondon County Team:Congratulations to the London football team on their historic victory over Sligo last weekend in the Connacht championship.A special mention to all of our club members involved including Paul Coggins (Roscommon, London Manager), Kevin Downes (Cavan, Selector and Trainer) and players Mark Gottsche (Galway), Brian Collins (Sligo), Caolan Doyle (Derry), Eamon McConville (Down), Philip Butler (London), Cathal Magee (Down), Eoin O’Neill(Galway) and Barry Mitchell (Laois). Next up will be the semi final against Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon and with confidence riding high who knows the story might not end there.The calls from the bank on Sunday were for Coggins to be knighted, a bronze statue to be erected, the new stand called after him and even a Coggins phrase book launched, voting will take place shortly for one of the above.Lottery:Lotto results for 23/05/2013, Congratulations to Shaunna Woulfe on winning the Tir Chonaill Gaels lotto jackpot of £3,500.00, seller Tom O Connor. Jackpot next week £1000.00 Results for 30/05/2013, jackpot £1000 Numbers drawn 1-3-13-15, no jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Kevin Monaghan, c/o British Queen, Alan 3 Wishes, Gerard Burke, c/o TCG, Chucky Harlesden Harps.This weeks jackpot will be £1050, play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comUpcoming Events:Sat 15th June 2013:Event; Ann Boyle Memorial cupRoger Casements v TCG JuniorsVenue; Sphinx Drive, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 1WASat 22nd/Sun 23rd June 2013:Event; 50th All Britain Fleadh.Venue; St Marys University College, Strawberry HillWaldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SXA number of club members will participate in singing/music competitions, concerts, festivals, sessions and dancing.Sat 20th July 2013:Event; Family Sports day/Presentation Evening.Venue; Tir Chonaill Park/Clubhouse.More details to followSun 1st September 2013:Event; London Irish Vintage Rally/Family Fun Day:Venue; Tir Chonaill ParkMore details to followFriday 4th October 2013:Event; TCG Annual Golf Day.Venue; South Herts Golf Club, Links drive, Totteridge, N20 8QUTo sponsor a hole for £100, contact Tom Mohan on 07710 307137GAA NEWS – TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 3rd, 2013 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:TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more