POSITIVE STROKE PLAYER POTCHEFSTROOM, S A (CMC): Wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich believes his transition to the one-day format will not be a difficult one, as he gears up for his first-ever 50-overs series with the West Indies side starting next week. The 25-year-old was a late inclusion in the 15-man squad for the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe against the hosts and Sri Lanka, after veteran batsman Marlon Samuels pulled out. Dowrich has been impressive in his eight Tests to date since making his debut last year and said he was thrilled by the prospect of one-day cricket. “I’m very excited. Things seem to be going my way this year. I’ve been putting in a lot of work in the background, and it seems to be paying off,” the Barbadian said here during the one-week camp. “I’m excited about the one-day tour; it’s a new chapter for me. I haven’t really played a lot of one-day cricket but I think it is something to look forward, and it is something I am very interested in as well.” Dowrich is competent gloveman and a stylish lower-order batsman who has impressed with four half-centuries in 14 Test innings. A positive stroke-player, the right-hander has already gathered three first class hundreds, in averaging nearly 37. However, he said there would be tweaks needed for both his batting and glove work, in order to be successful in the one-day format. “For me, one-day cricket is about being smart. You have to look to bat 50 overs, but you still have to be positive in your intent and I’m a positive person, so I don’t think it will be a big transition for me, but just being selective and being able to pick gaps and that sort of stuff [will be important],” he pointed out. “In terms of the keeping, [I have to be] a little more explosive and mobile in terms of movement. That’s all I have to really work on going into the one-day series.” Dowrich made headlines recently as West Indies stunned Pakistan to win the third and final Test in Sharjah by five wickets recently. He stroked an upbeat, unbeaten 60 to help pull West Indies out of trouble at 67 for five, and steer them to their target of 154 on the final day. Dowrich said the victory – the only one of the nine-match tour for West Indies – had been a huge boost for the Caribbean side. “Obviously, the vibe is very good around the setup right now. After winning the game, the guys are chirpy and you can see it in terms of the practice sessions,” he noted. Reflecting on his role in the victory, he said vice-captain and fellow Barbadian Kraigg Brathwaite who finished not out on 60, had been an inspiration. West Indies will leave here at weekend and play their first game of the Tri-Nations Series against Sri Lanka next Wednesday in Harare. – S.F.
Save the Children, a humanitarian organization based in the United Kingdom (UK), has renewed its support to Liberia in the ongoing Ebola crisis.The organization made the commitment when a three-member delegation, headed by former Public Works Minister, Samuel Kofi Woods, paid a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry office over the weekend.The delegation included interim country director-Liberia, Greg Ramm and Sabine Copinga, from Save the Children, Netherlands.Briefing the President about the organization’s contribution to the Ebola fight, Mr. Ramm said Save the Children constructed an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Suakoko, Bong County and is currently constructing another in Kakata Margibi County.Mr. Ramm disclosed that Save the Children continues to sponsor anti-Ebola radio messages to encourage Liberians to stick to the instructions given by health authorities for fear that reversing the new behaviors would undermine the gains made in the Ebola fight.Prior to the Ebola outbreak, Save the Children has been contributing to the health sector, especially in the promotion of maternal and new born health. The organization has constructed numerous schools throughout the country.As a further demonstration of partnership with Liberia in the Ebola crisis, the interim country director disclosed that a shipment of assorted anti-Ebola materials is expected to arrive in the country soon.The materials were donated by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.Mr. Ramm also expressed his organization’s concern about regular health care especially for children and promised additional funding for that initiative. He also pledged his organization’s continued support for orphans victimized by the Ebola outbreak.Mr. Ramm said he is pleased with President Sirleaf’s new law placing the Bureau of Social Welfare and Children under the Ministry of Gender.According to him, the new Gender Ministry will further help his organization to reach out expeditiously to children and their welfare. He said that too much time was lost dealing with two Ministries – Gender and Health – which in the past hampered his organizations outreach to children.President Sirleaf said that the Kingdom of the Netherlands had always been helpful to Liberia in good and bad times. She expressed thanks and appreciation, on behalf of the Liberian people.She reiterated her call for a more inclusive community level approach in the Ebola fight. She wants the community-based approach expanded and the number of participants increased in order to continue to identify and report sick people in those communities.Save the Children was founded in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, healthcare and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war and other conflicts.The organization which has been operating in Liberia for more than 20 years, works with children in over 120 countries. Its primary focus is to save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfill their potential.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
On Saturday evening the reserves and seniors played Four masters in Donegal town. Both teams unfortunately were defeated. A Very spirited performance by both teams and looking forward to the encounter against Killybegs at Home on Sunday 17th April 1.30/3pm throw in. All support appreciated. League fixtures are available online at our website: www.naomhmuire.ie/fixturesThe U14 girls have their first match of the season on Tuesday 12th April away to Cloughaneely. Throw in is at 6.30pm. Congratulations to Jack O’Brien who came on as a sub in the Donegal v Dublin Division 1 league semifinal on Sunday, a great achievement for Jack and for the club!Comhghairdeas do scoil náisiúnta Béal na Cruite a chríochnaigh sa seachtú áit i tráth na gcesit an chomhar creidmheasa! Congratulations to Belcruit national school who finished in 7th place in the Credit Union table quiz!Lotto Results 6/4/16. This week’s winning numbers: 6,21,22,23: 3 match 3 winners: Tina Boyle Ranafast, Micheal Gillespie Braade and Paula Sharkey Donabate/ Mullaghderg Mountain. Next weeks jackpot is €1580, remember if you’re not in you can’t win!! Our Lotto can now be played online from our website www.naomhmuire.ie. This is aimed at people on the go and people away from home. A great new way for people away from home to support the club!Comhghairdeas dó Roisin Rodgers Donegal U14 Ulster Championship team and Casey McGarvey Donegal U14 Ulster Dev. League team on their victories v Tyrone and Down on Sunday Maith sibh Cailiní! All of our club coaches will be taking part in a first aid course on 23rd April which we are hosting at the club house.If anyone would like to Join the 100+ club, please make contact with any club member and we can arrange a standing order or collection of the €20 per month subscription.WAAR is fast approaching, why not challenge yourself and sign up for WAAR which takes place on 14th May 2016. Full details at http://www.waar.ie/ GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE U14 GIRLS IN ACTION TONIGHT AWAY TO CLOUGHANEELY was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRESport read more