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Sunday July 12, 2020

Kellys Cleat 10


  • FRAMEframe
    KELLYS Crosslite Lady
  • FRAME SIZEframe size
    S / M
  • FORKfork
    SR SUNTOUR M3010, 50mm, coil spring
  • HEAD PARTShead parts
    cartridge (124.5mm)
  • CRANKSETcrankset
    PROWHEEL (48x38x28T) – length 170mm
  • SHIFTERSshifters
    SHIMANO ST-EF41-7 EZ-fire Plus
  • F/DERAILLEURf/derailleur
    SHIMANO TY710 (31.8mm)
  • R/DERAILLEURr/derailleur
    SHIMANO TY300 (direct mount)
  • SPEEDspeed
  • CASSETTE SPROCKETcassette sprocket
    SHIMANO CS-HG200-7 (12-32T)
  • CHAINchain
    KMC Z7 (114 links)
  • BRAKESbrakes
    APSE V-brake
  • BRAKE LEVERSbrake levers
    SHIMANO ST-EF41-7 EZ-fire Plus
  • HUBShubs
    alloy / SHIMANO TY500 (32 holes)
  • RIMSrims
    KLS Draft 622×21 (32 holes / eyelets)
  • SPOKESspokes
  • TIREStires
    INNOVA 44-622 (700x42C)
  • STEMstem
    KALLOY Uno – diam 28.6mm / bar bore 25.4mm / 30° / length 90mm (S – M)
  • HANDLEBARhandlebar
    steel RiseBar – diam 25.4mm / rise 30mm / width 640mm (S – M)

Frank Hogan, owner of famous John 3:7 sign, passes away

courtesy of RTE

Famous GAA supporter Frank Hogan has passed away after an illness

Frank Hogan, the owner of the famous John 3:7 sign and one of the most recognisable of GAA supporters, has passed away after an illness.

A committed Christian evangelist, Hogan’s John 3:7 sign was a fixture at GAA matches for over three decades, usually being held aloft on Hill 16 and other terraces around the country whenever a score was landed.

The distinctiveness of the sign on match-days made Hogan something of a celebrity among GAA fans, particularly hurling supporters.

The sign refers to a verse in the Gospel of John which reads – “Do not marvel that I said to you, you must be born again.”

He told the Irish Examiner in 2018 that he got the inspiration for the sign when watching the 1987 Wimbledon men’s final when Pat Cash beat Ivan Lendl.

As the victorious Australian climbed through the crowds to get to his family and supporters, Hogan saw a man holding a car number plate with the message John 3:16 and he decided to do likewise for hurling and Gaelic football.

He originally carried a John 3:16 sign to events but told the Limerick Leader he switched to John 3:7 following a Michael Jackson concert in Páirc Ui Chaoimh in 1988.

“People kept asking me at a Michael Jackson concert, touching my arm all the time and asking about it. It is a very long verse so I couldn’t get it out. That’s when someone showed me John 3:7,” he told reporter Peter Corbett.

Hogan was born in Tipperary but lived in Castletroy in Limerick for many years, becoming a supporter of Limerick GAA teams.

He has been absent from GAA grounds with illness in recent years and wasn’t present in Croke Park when Limerick ended their 45-year-wait for an All-Ireland title in 2018.

Bohs take bragging rights as they overcome Shels

courtesy of RTE

Danny Mandroiu celebrates his goal

Bohemians got their third win of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division season, defeating northside rivals Shelbourne 2-0 at Dalymount Park.

Second-half goals from Andre Wright and Danny Mandroiu put Keith Long’s side third in the table and in a healthy position in the early chase for Europe.

The match was yet another Dalymount Park sellout and Shelbourne’s third time playing in front of a full crowd in as many weeks.

While the match didn’t go Shelbourne’s way it was a positive contrast for both sides from the last Dalymount league meeting when 1,526 showed up in June 2013 to watch two teams battling against relegation.

Keith Long raised the Dalymount pitch as a concern prior to kick off after Storm Dennis’ effect during the season-opener against Shamrock Rovers.

His worries appeared to play out in his side’s early tactics too, as Bohs repeatedly opted to launch the ball long and high towards Wright.

Gary Deegan and Ryan Brennan in the Shels midfield showed their experience though, picking up loose ends and smothering the resulting runners.

Shels best chance of the half came after ten minutes when Karl Sheppard headed the ball onto the crossbar from a Dayle Rooney cross. The ball dropped back into the six-yard box but Oscar Brennan fouled Stephen McGuinness attempting to turn it in.

Finally, a Bohemians long ball did come good on 25 minutes when Keith Buckley lofted a pass onto Wright’s chest in the Shels box. The resulting shot, however, flew into the stand behind as Wright fell backward.

Lorcan Fitzgerald goes in on Kris Twardek
The game wasn’t long coming to life in the second half. Twardek threatened the Shels back four with a low cross that was turned out behind on 51 minutes.

Within five minutes of that early attack, Twardek was again central as Bohs got their first goal of the night. The Canadian was open at the back post to head across goal onto the diving forehead of Wright.

Mandroiu, who caused Shels fans so much misery here with two late goals in the sides’ FAI Cup meeting last year, returned to punish the travelling fans again with the second goal eight minutes later.

The Irish U21 international had a quiet night by his standards but popped up at the back of the box to collect a loose cross and loop it back into the far corner of McGuinness’ net. Danny Grant might yet claim a touch at the back post but Mandroiu took the plaudits on the night.

Shelbourne were stuck trying to get out of their territory for much of the second half. Ciaran Kilduff appealed for a handball in the box chasing a through ball with minutes to go, but appeals to Neil Doyle were waved away.

Glen McAuley should have given Bohs a third in the final minute but the substitute put his one-on-one effort into the side netting to the disappointment of the Dalymount crowd.

Defeats to Shamrock Rovers and Derry will have stung Bohs so early in the season but Keith Long will be hoping this win is a sign of things to come.

Bohemians: Stephen McGuinness; Andy Lyons, Dan Casey, Rob Cornwall, Paddy Kirk; Daniel Grant (Keith Ward 70), Conor Levingston, Keith Buckey, Kris Twardek; Daniel Mandroiu; Andre Wright (Glen McAuley 82).

Shelbourne: Jack Brady; Aidan Friel, Oscar Brennan, Daniel O’Reilly, Lorcan Fitzgerald; Dayle Rooney (Denzil Fernandes 83), Gary Deegan, Ryan Brennan (Georgie Poynton 67), Karl Sheppard; Aaron Dobbs (Shane Farrell 67), Ciaran Kilduff.

Munster and Connacht matches in Italy postponed

courtesy of RTE

Munster's trip to Italy has been postponed

Munster’s and Connacht’s upcoming Guinness Pro14 fixtures against Benetton and Zebre have been postponed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the northern part of the country.

The Italian government has now extended restrictions on sporting events until April 3 and the latest travel alerts from the Irish government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advise against non-essential travel to certain regions of Italy, including Veneto and Emilia-Romagna.

The Pro14 has say they have “taken this action in order to protect the well-being of our participating clubs’ players, other staff and supporters, and provide some degree of certainty in an evolving situation” and adde that the the decision is fully supported by the board of Celtic Rugby DAC.

As none of the clubs are involved in EPCR competitions, PRO14 Rugby are aiming to reschedule the games on dates during the European weekends in April and May.

Discussions are still on-going regarding the rescheduling of the postponed fixtures of Zebre Rugby Club v Ospreys, and Benetton Rugby v Ulster Rugby.

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