Campbell looks forward to World Championships

first_imgSTOCKHOLM, Sweden:You don’t see too many Jamaicans competing in the 800m, but Simoya Campbell is one of that number.The Jamaican came home sixth at the BAHAUS Athletics Diamond League meeting in a time of 2:01:57.However, she quite literally did not have the best of starts. Just moments before the gun, she raised her hand, having felt that she and the other competitors were being held too long.The gun did eventually go, but the athletes were recalled.Campbell told The Gleaner: “I didn’t have a problem. It was just that when I got ready to start they took too long.”During the race, she was always off the pace and came in well behind winner Renelle Lamote of France, who recorded 1:59:91.Now, like many athletes, Campbell is looking ahead to the World Championships in Beijing.”My preparation was good and I’m in good shape. I just want to run myself into top shape for the World Championships.”I didn’t get a win, but I’m still happy. At least I got to run before the World Championships and I’m happy with that.”I feel very confident before going to Beijing and feel comfortable in myself. I have been putting in all the work needed”I feel happy. I’m very pleased to represent Jamaica.”The country is known for sprinting and not middle distance, but there are many more middle-distance runners to come.”When asked why the 800m was her choice of event, she added: “It was what God wanted me to do. It is not easy.”last_img read more


first_imgUrris GAA News: SENIOR & RESERVES FOOTBALL: Both teams travelled to Newton on Saturday night but neither team had any luck on the night. Final score in Senior Game: N Colmcille 1-09 Urris 2-03.Final score in reserve match urris 1-07 N Colmcille (Newtown) 1-13.(match report in Local Papers). Next fixture is home to Burt on Saturday night though this may change to Sunday as the Donegal Hurlers play on Saturday please check our Facebook page for updates. LADIES FOOTBALL: The ladies played Glenswilly last week and won by 6-12 to 2-09. Please check our Facebook page for upcoming fixtures.CLUB Iorras: April winners: €50-Michael & Eilish Doherty, Letter, €30-Rose Kelly, Dunaff and €20-Jimmy Donaghey, Dunaff. Thanks to all who support the club in this monthly draw. MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday 30th April. No jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 5, 13, 14, & 24. €15 winners: Barbara Doherty, Glebe, Danny Og Cooney, Crossconnell, T Mc Nann, Banbridge, Sadie Porter, C/o Bingo and Madeline Mc Eleney, Annaugh. Jackpot next week €1,060. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support CLG Iorras in this weekly draw.Gaeltacht Scholarship: The club has been awarded a partial scholarship (probably about €150) which can be put towards Gaeltacht stays in the following Rannafast, Lochanuir or Teileann. Anyone interested please contact club secretary David Hession on 0860538537 and we will put names into a draw if enough interest.U12 Go Games: Our U12 team are home to Carndonagh on Tuesday night at 6.30pm.U10 Boys & Girls Training: Training for the U10 boys and girls in Straid every Friday from 4pm to 5pm. Well done to all the boys & girls from the club who took part in the Go Games in Malin last Saturday. There was a good mixture of ages and all battled well despite the cold and wet weather. The coaches and CLG Iorras wish to thank all who helped out today, parents and even the bus driver who also got a job!! Thanks one and all, your support and help much appreciated,U6 & U8 : Training every Saturday from 11am to 12 noon in Straid.BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches now.BINGO: Club bingo every Thursday night in St Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. GAA NEWS: URRIS LADIES RECORD EMPHATIC WIN OVER GLENSWILLY was last modified: May 5th, 2015 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more