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Who is Jamaica’s female Athlete of the Year?

first_img Stiff competition Despite all that, the Lennox Graham-coached The Queen’s School graduate will have a tough time hurdling past Fraser-Pryce to get the Jamaican Athlete of the Year award. The little rocket lost just once over 100 metres, in a jetlagged slog in Shanghai, but clicked off wins everywhere else. She ran sub-11 times consistently and swished under 10.8 seconds three times. That gave her a career total of 10 at that speed. By comparison, the legendary Merlene Ottey had four sub-10.8 clockings in all her fine career. That’s how good Fraser-Pryce was in 2015. In Beijing, she missed her season’s best of 10.74 seconds by a mere 0.02, despite slowing down to raise an arm to mark her third World title in the 100. That allowed the fast-finishing Schippers to catch up a bit, but the win was never in question. By then, her reliable rocket start and smooth, but urgent acceleration had done the damage. Will the award givers prefer the brilliant emergence of Williams to the season-long consistent quality displayed by Fraser-Pryce? The deliberations will begin shortly, but it’s great that Jamaica has two female World Champions to choose from. Together with Thompson, Jackson, first-time 100-metre finalist Natasha Morrison, first-time 400 hurdles finalist Janieve Russell and repeat triple-jump finalist Kimberly Williams, Fraser-Pryce and Danielle Williams lead us into the Olympic year with cause for optimism. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980. Late-season marathons aside, the 2015 athletics campaign is practically over. It ended brilliantly for Jamaica, with the country’s second best medal performance at a World Championships or an Olympic Games. Now it’s time to begin to choose the Jamaican Athletes of the Year. In Beijing, for the 15th World Championships, our established stars delivered. Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Hansle Parchment all found their way to the medal podium. They weren’t alone. Debutants like Elaine Thompson, Shericka Jackson and O’Dayne Richards also walked away from the Bird’s Nest with individual medals. The best of the new names, however, was Danielle Williams. With Thompson losing a magnificent 200-metre final to flying Dutch woman Dafne Schippers on the line, Williams matched Fraser-Pryce by winning an individual event. She kept her head and her footing in the 100-metre hurdles while others lost theirs and sped to personal best times of 12.58 and 12.57 seconds in the semi and the final. She went to Beijing with the World University Games title safely tucked away and moved up to fourth fastest on the Jamaican all-time list. Brigitte Foster-Hylton, our first World 100 hurdles champion, and World Championship bronze medal winners Michelle Freeman and Delloreen Ennis, are the only Jamaican women with faster times.last_img read more

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Mourinho v Wenger, Fergie and Benitez – fastest boss to 100 clean sheets

first_img 10 10 2) Alex Ferguson: 214 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – click the arrow to see which manager reached the feat in the quickest time – During his long Premier League reign Sir Fergie kept 359 clean sheets in 810 games, winning 13 titles before retiring in 2013. 10 10 10 6) David Moyes: 305 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – click the arrow to see which manager reached the feat in the quickest time – Moyes has always had a decent selection of defenders to choose from at both Everton and Man United, with Phil Jagielka, Nemanja Vidic and Joleon Lescott among those at his disposal. He has kept 148 clean sheets. 10) Harry Redknapp: 380 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – click the arrow to see which manager reached the feat in the quickest time – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, now in his second spell as manager at Stamford Bridge, has already kept 100 clean sheets in his short Premier League managerial career so far. The feat was reached against one of Redknapp’s former clubs, West Ham, in a recent 1-0 win at Upton Park. Ex-Tottenham, QPR and Pompey boss Redknapp has actually managed sides that have kept 181 clean sheets in 641 games, reaching the century mark in 380 matches. 10 9) Sam Allardyce: 357 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – click the arrow to see which manager reached the feat in the quickest time – West Ham manager Allardyce has been in the dugout for 121 Premier League clean sheets, taking 357 games to the reach 100. He has also managed Bolton, Blackburn and Newcastle in the top flight. 3) Rafa Benitez: 222 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – click the arrow to see which manager reached the feat in the quickest time – Napoli manager Benitez has taken charge of both Liverpool and Chelsea, keeping 114 clean sheets in total. Will he return to the Premier League to improve on this, though? Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has already clocked up 100 Premier League clean sheets.Having a great defence clearly has its benefits and this season Mourinho has been helped by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as well as Kurt Zouma, John Terry and Gary Cahill in front of him.It has taken the Portuguese boss just 185 games to reach the feat, so here talkSPORT looks at the Premier League managers who have taken the fewest games to keep 100 clean sheets.Chelsea’s next match against Southampton is live on talkSPORT from 1pm on Sunday 15 March. 1) Jose Mourinho: 185 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – When Mourinho’s Chelsea kept a clean sheet against West Ham in their 1-0 win, it was the 100th Premier League game the Blues boss’ side had kept a clean sheet in the competition. As you can see he easily beat the great Sir Alex Ferguson to top spot, though with two Premier League titles – and closing in on a third – he still has a long way to go to beat Fergie’s 13 crowns. Chelsea are up against Southampton next (live on talkSPORT), with the Saints currently having the best defensive record in the league, conceding just 20 goals compared to the Blues’ 22. 10 4) Arsene Wenger: 234 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – click the arrow to see which manager reached the feat in the quickest time – Wenger has taken charge of Arsenal for 704 Premier League games, winning the competition three times and keeping 275 clean sheets. 7) Martin O’Neill: 314 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – click the arrow to see which manager reached the feat in the quickest time – O’Neill has managed in 359 Premier League games, though has been out of club management since 2013, taking charge of the Republic of Ireland. 10 8) Steve Bruce: 343 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – click the arrow to see which manager reached the feat in the quickest time – As a player Bruce won three Premier League titles as captain of Man United and though he has not come close to managing a side to glory, he has built a good reputation as a gaffer. Bruce earned promotion to the Premier League with Birmingham and Hull, who he also guided to the 2014 FA Cup final. 10 5) George Graham: 265 matches taken to reach 100 Premier League clean sheets – click the arrow to see which manager reached the feat in the quickest time – Graham has managed Arsenal, Leeds and Tottenham in the Premier League and although he never won the competition, he won two First Division titles prior to the formation of the Premier League in 1992. Graham has kept 107 clean sheets in total. 10last_img read more

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GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgFour Masters G.A.A. ClubCongratulations to Kevin & Julie Mundy, Finabans who won the Lotto Jackpot of €9,300 on Monday night in the Week 36 draw held in the Abbey Hotel. The numbers drawn were 6, 13, 16 & 21 with the jackpot now reverting at €1,000.Club members, managers, coaches or administrators interested in either a First Aid/Defib Course or Defib Refresher Course on Saturday April 28th should book their place with Deborah Lacey (087) 2199730 as soon as possible.  Adult Membership is now overdue. Registrar, Michael Martin will be in the Abbey Hotel at 9.00 pm next Monday March 26th and Friday March 30th to collect same. Membership should be paid prior to March 31st to ensure full member rights for 2012.The monthly meeting of the Senior Board takes place next Monday night March 26th at 8.30 pm in the Abbey Hotel.GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 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:GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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