Catriona McGranaghan was inducted into the Finn Valley AC Hall of Fame last night.Finn Valley’s women won eight senior cross-country titles in a row from ’93 to ’00 and McGranaghan scored on six of them.In all, she won 12 Irish Cross-Country titles. “It’s a special moment for my family,” Catriona said after becoming only the second female to join an elite list, one that includes her father, Peadar, a founder member of Finn Valley AC.“They’ve been through everything with me. I missed a lot of family events because of my running, but they always understood and supported me.“I was very fortunate to walk onto the path my family led for me.“It set me up for life. Athletics was very good for me and discipline was one of the best things I took. “At a very young age I was competitive. I didn’t always win at juvenile level.“Coming into junior level I got the hunger for success. Being second and third wasn’t an option any more.”Kay Byrne scored in all eight of those famous Finn Valley teams and goes back a long way for her memories of the young McGranaghan, at Porter’s Field just behind their home at Hillhead in Castlefin.“She couldn’t have been more than four or five when she came out of the hedge at her house,” Byrne recalled.“We used to train there with Peadar. We’d be up running around and this wee doll came out with wellingtons on and was a flier then! “Catriona really deserves it. She has achieved so much and was a fabulous junior athlete. She was way ahead of anything else.“She was an athlete we had to hold back. She trained with seniors before she was a senior and she would have run ‘til she dropped.”Picture special: Catriona Devine joins Finn Valley AC Hall of Fame was last modified: December 10th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 6, 2017 – Providenciales – A team of basketball players from the TCI Rising Stars Basketball Club is preparing to compete in an international basketball tournament on July 18th – 22nd 2017 in Puerto Rico. The tournament is expected to attract teams from countries such as Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Mexico.InterHealth Canada is a key sponsor of the team from the Turks and Caicos Islands, which will consist of fourteen young male athletes from Grand Turk and Providenciales. The corporate arm of the healthcare management company provided financial aid and purchased the team uniforms.During a media briefing on Wednesday, July 5th 2017 at the Downtown Ballpark in Providenciales, Public Relations and Marketing Manager for InterHealth Canada TCI, Nikira John said the donation reflects the company’s commitment towards health promotion and encouraging youth, especially young men, to stay physically active and productively engaged. Secretary of the TCI Basketball Federation, Trevor Cooke also participated in the media briefing to offer best wishes to the team during their final two weeks of practice.President and Vice-President of the Rising Stars Basketball Club, Marvin and Jarrett Forbes intend to utilise the opportunity to promote their older athletes on an international scale with hopes of receiving a college scholarship.The TCI Rising Stars Basketball Club has managed to seize unique overseas opportunities for its basketball stars in the past. Dwaine Simmons, a young athlete of Grand Turk most recently secured a college basketball scholarship with Dakota College in the United States.The club was established in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2012 with a mission to empower today’s youth and teach young basketball players to have respect for themselves, their peers, and their community by instilling a code of ethics built on honesty, responsibility and team work.Currently, there are 90 athletes registered in Providenciales and 82 athletes registered in Grand Turk ages 8-18. The goal is to eventually expand to the islands of South Caicos, Middle Caicos and North Caicos.Press Release: interHealthCanada
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford needs to improve his finishing skills and increase his goal tally irrespective of his position on the pitch, according to Club legend Bryan Robson.Rashford, who turned 21 on Wednesday, has managed to muster one goal in seven Premier League appearances and failed to deliver in the game against Everton.Robson was pleased with the improvement in Rashford’s strength and stamina but said the England international had to improve other aspects of his game, according to Reuters.Rashford aims a dig at Mourinho in Solskjaer comparison Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Marcus Rashford believes Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be “a bit more understanding” than his predecessor Jose Mourinho.“The only thing I’d like to see is his finishing being that little bit better, where we get Marcus up to 20 or 30 goals in a season, whether he’s playing out wide or through the middle,” Robson, who spent 13 years at United, told the club website.“He’s adapted well because he has been playing wide as a player for quite some time now. But it educates you as a player and Marcus is going the right way to be a top-class player for Manchester United over the years ahead,” the 61-year-old added.
Heat, humidity and rain come together to create havoc for hair, skin and make-up during the monsoon. It can get difficult to keep up with a beauty regimen, but taking care of a few basic things like never leaving the skin wet for long or keeping it moist can be helpful, say experts.TIGI Educator Audrey D’ Souza, Sushma Khan, National Creative Director – Makeup, Lakmé Salon and Disha Meher, National Expert – Skin and Nails, Lakmé Salon, share tips on how you can keep hair frizz, make-up mess and skin breakouts at bay, especially when the monsoon gets going! Also Read – Add new books to your shelf* Skin tips by Disha Meher:Rainy rituals:* During the day, cleansing, toning, moisturising and applying sunscreen should be your facial ritual. Remember to reapply moisturiser and sunscreen if the skin is exposed to rain.* During the night, stick to cleansing, toning and applying a good night cream.No-nos for the monsoon:* Never leave the skin wet for a long time. Fungal infections are very common. Always keep your feet and toes dry to avoid infections. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* Do not wear synthetic clothes and allow your skin to breathe.* Avoid cold water for bathing. Lukewarm water is best for the skin during monsoon.* Just dab and dry the face and avoid rubbing it with a towel.Absolute monsoon musts:* Keep the skin moist by using soap-free cleansers and scrubs. Go for clean-ups which help in unclogging pores and reducing dead skin and dryness.* Use an alcohol-free toner to prevent dryness of the skin.* Moisturising is key. Make sure to select a moisturiser as per your skin type. * Sunscreen lotion must be used even if the sun is not visible.* Go for regular manicures and pedicures to keep your feet clean.* Keep your skin smooth and clean by opting for waxing services regularly. Chocolate and Fruit waxes are good options for sensitive skin.-*-Monsoon make-up hacks by Sushma Khan* To build a smear-proof base skip the foundation and start with a concealer. Choose a waterproof, matte product followed by a compact powder. When you apply the combination of setting powder and primer on your skin, it dissolves giving you light and flawless coverage. * The best bet for your lips are matte tints. Instead of choosing gloss, head straight to ultra-matte and dry-finish lip liquids.* When it comes to liners, ensure to hydrate your lids before application. For a flawless matte finish, use a felt-pen liner because it dries quickly and stays put throughout the day. Experiment and use coloured liners like olives, pinks and blues to add a ‘pop’ to your look. Opt for a waterproof and volumising mascara for your lashes.* Contrary to using creamy formulations for the lips, eyes or the face — using it for your cheeks is perfect. Cream-based cheek tints glide on the skin, giving your cheeks a natural flush.* Seal your look with a make-up setting spray. It features a patented Temperature Control Technology that lowers the temperature of the make-up, keeping it in place.-*-TIGI Educator Audrey D’ Souza’s monsoon mane hacks:* Don’t wash your hair too often: You might feel the need to shampoo often to rid yourself of the dirt and rainwater, but that also means stripping your hair of its natural oils (sebum), leaving it dry and limp.* Mask it: Deep conditioning helps smoothen out your hair and provides heavy nourishment. Be sure to leave on your mask for at least ten minutes. Intense formulaes in masks help coat the strands with strong conditioning and shine.* Stay away from heat: Stick with air drying, finger drying or use a blow dryer on low or medium heat on damp hair to control the frizz for better finish.* Dodge friction: Your hair is prone to damage in the rains, so be as gentle as possible. No vigorous towel drying and squeezing harsh brushing.