Will it be Bolt or Gatlin?

first_imgAndre: It’s the big one. Usain Bolt vs Justin Gatlin with Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay hoping to have a say as well. KC: This is like a heavyweight boxing match, and it’s a pity this event is coming so early in the championships as things may deflate a bit after this. Andre: Gatlin has set the pace this year. He is hungry and determined to make his point, but the signs are also positive for Bolt, whose only concern is his race rust. Still, I don’t expect this to be a factor after the heats and semi. Bolt is fit and ready and has a higher ceiling than Gatlin and I’m now convinced its going to be hard to beat him here. KC: We have heard about his performances in training but training and competition are two different things. Gatlin is also training well according to what I am hearing, but what matters most is the performance in competition and Gatlin has that. Andre: No one is arguing with that, but we know that a fit Bolt is going to run low 9.6 and so far all we have seen from Gatlin is mid 9.7s – buck. He is going to have to go faster if he is going to beat THIS Bolt, because Bolt is ready to run 9.6 right now. KC: The problem is that despite Gatlin running mid 9.7, no one has been close enough to him to push him so we don’t know how much faster he can go, but with Bolt’s class to test him we could see him going low 9.6. Remember that he’s the only one to run below 9.8 over the past two years and he has done that four times already this year! Andre: That’s impressive but what’s really important is Bolt’s start because if he is close enough to Gatlin out of the blocks, his four sub 9.8s will mean very little. If Bolt is, however, two or more steps behind Gatlin after the gun, then he will struggle to pull him back. KC: Bolt says his start has improved in training but this can be different when you line up against your rivals. Bolt cannot give away two metres at the start to Gatlin as his entire race has improved. Gatlin does his damage in the first 30m and his top-end speed has also got much better. Bolt will have to be with him at 80m if he is to beat him. Andre: We agree on some of that, and it seems that Bolt himself knows he needs a good start. That’s good. Both athletes are extremely motivated, but in the end Bolt’s class and power will see him winning in relative comfort in the 9.61 to 9.65 range. Gatlin will make it interesting for 80m but will have to take the silver. He has a tendency to tighten up under pressure at the end of his races. We haven’t seen that this year since he has not been put under pressure yet. I am giving Asafa the edge over Gay for the bronze medal. KC: As a Jamaican, I want Bolt to win and most track fans want this as well, but I am not going to let sentiments get the better of me … Andre: No sentiments here, sir … . KC: … Listen. Gatlin is in great form and although Bolt is a beast I think he is race rusty and it will show in the final, which I expect Gatlin to win in 9.68 seconds with Bolt second in 9.73. Third will be interesting between Powell and Gay, but I don’t like how Gay has been silent, and it could be he is ready to unleash here and even surprise the big two.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHANADA U14 BOYS OFF TO ALL-IRELAND FEILE

first_imgGaeil Fhánada Lotto ResultsNo Jackpot winner. Nos drawn were 06, 11, 14, 19, 20. B 16. €100 Susan Peoples, Kerrykeel. €50 Joe Reilly, Ballymagowan. Next week’s jackpot is €3,000. If you’re not in you can’t win!Ádh mór – U14 Féile GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR 14 BOYS AND THEIR MANAGEMENT TEAM, WHO ALONG WITH SEAN MACCUMHAILLS ARE OFF TO REPRESENT THE COUNTY AT THE ALL IRELAND FEILE COMPETITION IN ROSCOMMON THIS WEEKEND . SAFE JOURNEY TO EVERYONE TRAVELLING DOWN TO SUPPORT THIS YOUNG TEAM.Thanks to Kevin Cassidy for coming over to take a session with the u14s last week. A huge thanks to Pat Sweeney, Portsalon for sourcing new bags for the U14 team that travel to Feile at the weekend. Thanks to everyone who helped out and contributed to the recent bucket collection in Kerrykeel for the U14s Feile fund.Senior League Div 2 Round 12 Gleann Fhinne v Gaeil Fhánada in Glenfin at 3:00 p.m. Referee Connie DohertySenior Reserve League Div 2 Round 12Gleann Fhinne v Gaeil Fhánada at 1:30 p.m. Referee: Mark BrownU10 Blitz ReportWe hosted the U10 blitz in Portsalon on Friday evening, June 20th. Teams taking part were Fanad Gaels, Downings and Termon. It was a beautiful evening for football, and all there were treated to plenty exciting close games. Our U10 Boys team played two very good games against our neighbours Downings and Termon, drawing with the Downings boys and beating Termon in a tight game. Our U9 Boys team had two games, again drawing with Downings and Termon, with some lovely football played by all the teams. The U10 Girls team played one game v Termon and this talented group played really well and won their game with very good displays all around the pitch.Thanks to all the coaches from the three clubs who encouraged all the boys and girls who took part in the blitz, great to see!! Thanks to all the parents who provided the refreshments and to the parents who served the teas and refreshments. A massive thanks to our referees Ronan McAteer, Shaun Coyle, Niall Carr and Michael Blaney. Thanks to Martin McAteer, Oisin Shiels and Odhran Shiels who set up the pitches for the blitz. NEXT U10 BLITZ ON SAT, 5TH OF JULY.U8 BlitzNEXT SAT, 28TH JUNE IN ROBERT EMMENTS (CASTLEFIN).Martin will be in touch with all the parents of the U8’s during the week re: arrangements. (Will probably be a bus going to this blitz) Underage TrainingTraining as usual for U6 and U10’s on Friday evening @6pm in Portsalon.County Player For Gaeil Fhánada GAA CÚL CAMPMeet and greet a county player in the run up to the Ulster Championship final on July 20th.• Camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day.• The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games.• On the last day of the camp a blitz will be organised to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games.Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps – are run throughout the summer from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.30pm, in all 32 Counties and overseas. Gaeil Fhánada will host a Kellogg’s Cúl Camp from Monday 14th to Friday 18th July.The cost of the camp includes your Cúl Camp gear of jersey, shorts and socks. This year the bag which accompanies the gear will be in the Donegal colours. Attendance is open to primary school children aged 6 years to 13 years.What To Bring• Packed lunch + drink• Hurley and Helmet for Huurling and Camogie• Mouthguard for Football• Suitable playing gear, tracksuit, shorts, runners, boots• Rain jacket and changes of gear on wet days• Sun cream and baseball hat• Towel• WaterCOST: €55 for 1st. child; €45 for 2nd child; €40 for 3rd and subsequent children.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHANADA U14 BOYS OFF TO ALL-IRELAND FEILE was last modified: June 24th, 2014 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:GAEIL FHANADA GAA NOTESlast_img read more