European Judo Cup in Sarajevo

first_imgEuropean Judo Cup Top Ranking Sarajevo Open 2013 will be held this weekend in Sarajevo with more than 20 countries and more than 300 competitors participating.Today, a press conference was held and manager of BiH judo team Branislav Crnogorac said that it is an elite competition, because winners will get 100 points for the ranking list. Crnogorac noted that this is the eight tournament in BiH and hopes that this one, like all the previous ones, will be organised at a high level.He added that the best BIH judokas such as Larisa Cerić, Amel Mekić and Mitar Mrdić will participate at this completion and he is certain that BIH team will be successful.All matches will be held in KSC ‘Ilidža’ and the solemn opening ceremony will be held on Saturday (30 March) at 10 a.m. while the final matches will be played on Sunday at 4 p.m.last_img read more

How one student gave back to Donegal Hospice for helping his late mum

first_imgA young Milford student has “given something back” to the Donegal Hospice following the death of his mother.Loreto Community School student Anthony O’Connor raises funds for the hospice in memory of his mother, Maeve O’Connor.Anthony O’ Connor, a Junior Cert student, wanted to pay tribute to his mother Maeve, who sadly passed away last year. Anthony handmade Christmas memory trees and sold them at the Loreto Community School Craft Fair in December 2016, to raise money for the Hospice that cared for his mum.Anthony said he “wanted to give something back to the Donegal Hospice” and in the process raised a superb €535.60.Some of Anthony’s teachers and classmates stood with him when he planted a tree in the school grounds in memory of his mother after donating his cheque to Kelly McIntyre representing Donegal Hospice. Principal, Mrs. Margaret O’ Connor is included in the photograph. How one student gave back to Donegal Hospice for helping his late mum was last modified: March 28th, 2017 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)last_img read more

Former UPL winner close to joining Wakiso Giants

first_img Tags: Allan SsenyondoBangkok United FCStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueWakiso Giants FC Allan Ssenyondo won the UPL with Express back in 2012.KAMPALA – After seven years away from Ugandan football, former Express FC striker Allan Ssenyondo has resurfaced and set to secure a move to Uganda Premier League (UPL) debutants Wakiso Giants.Ssenyondo is a former UPL winner with Express FC, having been part of the team that secured the Red Eagles’ last title in 2012 under the guidance of now URA tactician Sam Simbwa.The then 18-year old was an integral part of that success, scoring eight goals and assisting three more.Having returned to Uganda in 2018, Ssenyondo has picked interest in the game once again and is targeting to join a top-tier side for whom he will feature in the near future.In an exclusive interview with PML Daily, Ssenyondo explained his latest move“I want to re-join football because I got tired of not playing and being the winner I am, would like to win the league once again because that experience in 2012, was one of the best in my entire life.“Football has always been a part of me and i feel it is only right to get my self back onto the pitch.”Ssenyondo sought after greener pastures back in 2012 after leading Express to victory in the League.He moved to DR Congo to try and further his career but after 6 months of fruitless attempts to secure what he termed as a ‘worthy’ deal, he gave up and returned to Uganda.Upon return to Uganda, Ssenyondo was advised by a businessman Mbalire Muhammad, to go to Thailand and try out professional football, something he quickly embraced.It was not hard for Ssenyondo to find a club as Mbalire was well connected in the capital, Bangkok.Three months after touching down in Thailand, Ssenyondo signed with capital side Bangkok United FC.At Bangkok United, Ssenyondo became a regular for the side and from 2014 to 2018, he featured in 62 league games, scoring an impressive 36 goals.During that time, he was approached by then Uganda’s U19 coach Matia Lule who wanted him to represent the nation at that level.However, due to club commitments, Ssenyondo did not turn up for camp and hence was left out of the underage team.“Matia (Lule) asked me to come and be part of the U19 team that was set to play continental qualifiers but we were in the middle of the league and could not secure concent from my club to go away for national duty.“I wanted to come and represent my nation but it just could not be, so I let Matia know i would not be coming and never got another call up until now.”After his deal with Bangkok United expired in February 2018, Ssenyondo returned to Uganda and embarked on a business career, one that he has been undertaking until July 2019.“When I came back to Uganda, I was in touch with a few coaches including Pius Ngabo and Kefa Kisala.“Coach Kefa tried to sign me when he was at Express FC but the move never materialized and eventually he was axed by the Red Eagles.“This year (2019) coach Pius approached tried to take me to Police FC but once again, the move failed.”After failing to sign for either Express or Police Ssenyondo held trials with Wakiso Giants, a team that had just been elevated to the top tier.As things stand, Ssenyondo is set to join them (Wakiso Giants) when the next transfer window opens in January 2020.Comments last_img read more