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first_imgSAMMAMISH, Wash. – Inbee Park could finally crack a smile, even if she was five shots behind leader Brooke Henderson. No more nerves or anxiety whether Park’s injured thumb would hold up, the South Korean star was never more excited to make bogey than on the 18th to finish off the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Thursday – the round that made her eligible for the LPGA Hall of Fame. ”I was quite nervous this morning. I don’t think I was this nervous when I was going for a major championship,” Park said. ”This is a very, very special feeling. And I’m really going to enjoy Hall of Fame.” Park’s score of 1-over 72 didn’t really matter. It left the three-time defending champion of the event well back of Henderson, who shot a 4-under 67 in her morning round. At age 27, Park is the youngest player to qualify for the Hall of Fame. She completed the final eligibility requirement by playing the first round of her 10th event of her 10th season. She has won seven major titles and has 17 LPGA Tour victories. Park has been dealing with inflammation in the tendon and ligaments of her left thumb, but overcame the discomfort to be on the leaderboard for most of the first round before making the bogey on the final hole. As she walked off the putting surface, Park celebrated with family, Hall of Famers, fellow competitors and tour officials. Hall of Famers Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak, Juli Inkster and Karrie Webb were among the crowd greeting Park and welcoming her to an exclusive club in women’s golf. Park is only the 24th player in the LPGA Hall of Fame and first since Pak in 2007. KPMG Women’s PGA Championship: Articles, photos and videos ”It definitely came quicker than I thought. And it obviously wasn’t easy to get there,” Park said. ”There were some very hard moments, and very successful moments altogether and made me who I am right now.” The last time Park played a competitive round she shot 84 at the Volvik Championship in Michigan on May 27 and withdrew after the first round, the second consecutive tournament she pulled out of early. Park was tied for second at 2 under after rolling in a 20-foot birdie putt on the ninth. She scrambled for pars to start the back nine, making a 15-footer on the 11th after hitting her drive into the rough. Park bogeyed the 12th and 14th holes to fall back to even par. She missed a short birdie putt at No. 17 and pulled her second shot from the fairway on the 18th and missed a 20-footer for par. ”The score is obviously not the greatest, but I’m satisfied with the score today,” Park said. Henderson did her part in trying to steal the attention from Park. The 18-year-old Canadian, ranked fourth in the world, sparked her round by making an ace on the 13th hole – her fourth hole of the day – hitting a 7-iron from 155 yards to the left side of the green. The shot caught the apron and funneled directly to the cup. ”It really helped out a lot and gave me momentum for the rest of the day,” said Henderson, who won a car that she gave to sister and caddie Brittany. Henderson was at 3 under after making a birdie at the difficult par-4 18th – her ninth hole of the day – and overcame struggles with her driver on her second nine that caused her to drop two shots. Henderson birdied three of her final four holes. ”Making the turn I was a little shaky,” Henderson said. ”Hit a couple of bad drives. But I was able to scramble, get up-and-down a couple of times that really saved my round and then finished really strong.” Henderson won in Portland last year and has nine top-10 finishes this season. Christina Kim and I.K. Kim followed at 69. Christina Kim was at 2 over after three holes before rallying on her second nine. ”This place has absolutely drained me. I’m very, very thankful I was able to play early today,” said Christina Kim, fourth last week in New Jersey after finishing second the previous week in Michigan. Top-ranked Lydia Ko had an even-par 71 in a round that featured 14 pars, two birdies and two bogeys. Both of Ko’s bogeys came after she missed the fairway and had to pitch out from the trees. Ariya Jutanugarn, the winner of her last three starts, was tied for fourth at 70. She played alongside Park. Stacy Lewis shot a 73. Down to seventh in the world, the 31-year-old American is winless in 50 starts since June 2014. She has 10 runner-up finishes during the drought and 23 overall. Third-ranked Lexi Thompson bogeyed four of her first five holes in a 75. Michelle Wie shot a 78, making a double bogey and five bogeys. She’s winless since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open and hasn’t had a top-10 finish in 36 events.last_img read more

first_imgA Surrey bus operator, locked out of its yard, has now resumed normal services.Staff arriving at Buses Excetera’s rented depot at Merstham, near Redhill, early on 8 March discovered the gates locked, and a bailiffs’ notice posted..Unable to access the vehicles, O-Licences or offices, its services did not operate over the weekend.Initial reports attributed to the company said that an “act of vandalism” was being blamed for non-operation. As a result of the bailiffs’ action, the firm’s website also stopped working.The firm now says that the issue arose as a result of a civil dispute about the premises’ lease. It has not commented on the reason for the dispute.Buses Excetera – the trading name of BETC Ltd, which has a 25-vehicle O-Licence – swiftly hired a variety of buses and operated most of its routes, a mixture of commercial and contracted, from Monday 10 March.It says it obtained dispensation from VOSA to operate without displaying its O-Licence discs, which were still on the buses trapped in the yard.The dispute was resolved on Thursday (13 March), when access to the yard was regained and services returned to normal.The firm, incorporated in March 2013, is owned by Group Operations Manager Adam Smith, and runs 11 bus routes in the Guildford, Dorking, Epsom, Woking and Cobham areas, alongside five schools services. It was a buyout by Mr Smith of the bus operation of Coaches Excetra, which is now a seperate operation based in Croydon.last_img read more

first_imgThe developed countries and some beneficiaries among developing countries continued to push for deepening globalisation and liberalisation ignoring the appeals of developing countries. They supported China’s WTO membership, as it was seen as a large, lucrative market and a source of cheap goods and labour. They forced through the launch of the WTO Doha Round of trade negotiations in 2001 under the pretext that it would be a development round. When it did not bring the desired results to secure increased access into the markets of developing countries and regulate new areas, they turned to negotiating even more complex free trade agreements outside of the WTO. They ensured that the world became more integrated further entrenching globalisation. Then came 2009 and the great financial collapse (the Great Recession) originating in the USA. It was the worst global recession since the 1930s Great Depression. It has taken several years for countries, including Jamaica, to dig themselves out of this economic crisis. Then came 2016 and the British voted by a narrow margin in a referendum to leave the European Union. This Brexit was fuelled by concerns about loss of sovereignty, jobs and migration. Britain is currently in a quagmire. In the USA, Donald Trump, with support in states hurting from the decline in manufacturing and other industries, won the presidential election. He promised to bring back jobs and to “make America great again”. Suddenly, these developed countries recognised that globalisation had resulted in inequalities and social discontent within their own countries. For Trump, the free trade agreements initiated and supported by his own Republican Party became the worse agreements ever; with America, the champion and beneficiary of globalisation and liberalisation, the victim. Now, he seem set to disrupt the post-war world order and has declared himself a nationalist. Ultra-conservative nationalist groups have gained prominence in the EU (Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Germany, France) due to anxiety about sovereignty, migration, and economic instability. Brazil, seen as a globalisation beneficiary with great development potential, has faced recession and corruption scandals. Brazil has just elected an ultra-conservative president. So, here we are wondering whether the tide of globalisation can be stemmed after years of ignoring lessons of history and the concerns of developing countries and organisations such as UNCTAD, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the South Centre, Third World Network, and other bodies and individuals from developing countries. Self-interests often make countries and their transnational corporations, and even institutions, blind and deaf to the concerns of others until they are directly impacted themselves. Then the villains become other countries and peoples. What a world! CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 SMEs Urged To Leverage CARIFORUM-EU EPA(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Barbados, Sandra Husbands, has urged small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to consider exporting to Martinique, Guadeloupe and other regional territories that have access to the European market. She was speaking at a regional workshop entitled Leveraging…June 25, 2019In “Associate Member States”Hub and Spokes Programme: providing critical Trade Support to Caribbean economiesGeorgetown, Guyana (April 23, 2018) – Caribbean development partners and beneficiaries of the Hub and Spokes Programme, an aid-for-trade initiative, began a three-day regional planning workshop (April 23 – 25), with appreciation of the programmes tangible impact on the ground. The workshop is being held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel…April 24, 2018In “CARICOM”Jamaica: 25 years at WTO [Part I]By Elizabeth Morgan Twenty-five (25) years ago, Jamaica formally became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 9th March 1995. The independent international organization, the WTO, superseded the United Nations (UN) affiliated General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) on 1st January 1995. Prior to this, Jamaica was…March 10, 2020In “Indepth”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020 BY ELIZABETH MORGAN The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and other organisations have defined globalisation as the dynamic and multidimensional integration of global economies through increasing international trade in goods and services and flows in investment and finance. These are fuelled by policy reforms and advances in information, communications and technology, as well as transportation. Globalisation has also facilitated the movement of labour, legal and illegal. It works along with liberalisation, which enables the opening of markets through removal of barriers to trade (tariff and non-tariff measures) and deregulation in the financial sector. Players include countries and transnational corporations, as well as multilateral organisations. Today, a product can have components produced in several countries through the global value chains which mean that the various stages of production and distribution take place in different countries. Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 Over 15 years or more Jamaica continued to join other developing countries at the UNGA, the WTO, UNCTAD, and in other international fora to express concern about the inequalities inherent in globalisation and liberalisation, especially if developing countries could not speedily put in place necessary reforms and access financing. Oct 16, 2020 Elizabeth Morgan is a specialist in international trade and politics. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Professor Deepak Nayyar, in his 1998 essay ‘Globalisation: The past in our present’, pointed out that globalisation is not new. It actually accelerated between 1870 and 1913, the period of laissez faire (free trade). Nayyar stated that the lesson from history shows uneven development. He warned that globalisation in the later part of the 20th century demonstrated many similarities to that of the 19th century and was bound to produce uneven development not only between countries but within countries. He pointed out that in the late 20th century the few developing countries benefiting from globalisation were Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. All other developing countries were seeing minimal, if any benefit. He saw the economic distance between countries increasing and income disparities among peoples widening. In their national interests, developed countries began to press for a further acceleration in globalisation from the 1980s onward. Liberalisation of trade was accelerated through the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Uruguay Round (UR) of multilateral trade negotiations, which concluded in 1994. The GATT UR resulted in improved market access through reduction of barriers to trade and brought new areas under regulation such as trade in services, agriculture, textiles and clothing, and trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS). It also resulted in the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) outside of the UN system. Before the UR agreements could be implemented there was a further proposal to increase market access which led to a call for a new round of multilateral trade negotiations covering more new issues such as investment, competition, environment. and core labour standards. When this proposal encountered opposition the proponents moved to accelerate negotiation of bilateral and plurilateral free trade agreements with greater levels of liberalisation. Deregulation of the international financial system was also expanded. Liberalisation and deregulation for a number of developing countries, including Jamaica, however, occurred due to their acceptance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank structural adjustment programmes. Liberalisation of Jamaica’s economy was thus unilateral and occurred in the 1980s. A 1999 paper sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, concluded that developing countries faced special risks that globalisation would exacerbate inequality in the coming decades, raising the political costs of inequality and the social tensions associated with it. It went on to say that a protectionist and populist backlash would be a shame as in a perverse twist, it would undermine the benefits that more open and globally integrated economies and policies could deliver to the peoples of the developing world. Since the 1990s, developing countries, including Jamaica, have been expressing their serious concern about the uncritical embrace of globalisation and liberalisation specifically by the developed countries, the USA, European Union (EU), other members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the International Financial Institutions. In Jamaica’s 1998 policy statement at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Seymour Mullings, then deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, stated, “The reality is that the globalisation process is heightening patterns of uneven development among developed and developing countries and it is already very clear that there is no globalisation of benefits.” In 2008, then Prime Minister Bruce Golding, speaking on globalisation and the plight of developing countries, told the UNGA that solving the problems of developing countries required more than mere liberalisation of trade, privatisation and free capital flows. The focus, he indicated, had to be on global development, addressing limitations bedevilling developing countries, and not just on increasing global market access.last_img read more

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LYON STATION, PA — East Penn Manufacturing Co. recently announced the promotion of Donna Snyder from advertising manager to the director of marketing and advertising. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In addition to continuing to direct East Penn’s advertising department, Snyder will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing programs and strategies for the company and its customers in all divisions. Snyder joined East Penn in 1983 as an advertising artist. Since then she has been promoted to assistant advertising manager and advertising manager. For more information about East Penn Manufacturing, go to: www.dekabatteries.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

first_imgHankook Tire America Corp., announced recently that Soo II Lee will assume the role of president effective this month. Lee succeeds Hosung Suh who began his term as president in July of 2017. Lee previously served as president and COO of the America headquarters from 2009 through 2012.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I am looking forward to the opportunity to lead Hankook Tire’s team in America,” said Lee. “As we move into this new decade, I am excited about being able to continue the growth of our American headquarters as well as implement the necessary strategic initiatives that will continue our goal of becoming a global leader in the tire industry.” Lee received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Michigan State University in 1996. He began working at Hankook in 1987 and has held many executive level positions during his tenure. In 2009, he was selected as president and COO for the American Headquarters. In 2017, he was appointed executive VP and chief marketing officer and chief corporate management officer at Hankook’s global headquarters in Seoul, Korea. He was promoted to president and COO of Hankook’s global headquarters in 2018. “As a proven leader, Lee brings his wealth of Hankook knowledge and experience back to America,” said Hosung Suh, outgoing America Headquarters President. “He will help us continue to elevate our brand and continue our growth in the region. He also understands the value of customer service and our commitment to excellence in manufacturing high-quality products for North American consumers.”Advertisement President Soo II Leecenter_img Under Suh’s tenure, Hankook Tire opened its first state-of-the art 1.5 million square foot manufacturing facility in the United States in Clarksville, Tennessee, in October 2017. The opening of the plant expanded the company’s global footprint by solidifying its commitment to innovation, technology and growth in North America. The Tennessee plant operates at full-capacity and has helped grow Clarksville’s economy. In addition, the plant has allowed Hankook to incorporate sustainable design and construction into its tire manufacturing by leveraging top-tier technology through its highly automated manufacturing process. Suh will return to Hankook’s global headquarters in Seoul, Korea to take over a new position this month. Lee will split his time between Hankook’s America headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, and global headquarters in Seoul, Korea. He will specifically focus on these three key themes at the American headquarters: competitiveness, innovation and results. Strategic initiatives will be put in place to enhance Hankook’s competitiveness in the tire industry. Additionally, Hankook will focus on and seek answers to “why” and “how” questions in order to provide innovation breakthroughs that will help garner a share of the market. And finally, the answers to these questions along with R&D will be used to help produce results. Lee begins his tenure in Nashville mid-January.last_img read more

first_img More information Leo Messi brings up 700 goals but memory will be bittersweet Upd. at 10:47 RELATED STORIES Remember that Barça have regularly signed players from Liverpool over the last decade. Before Coutinho became the club’s record signing, they had previously signed Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano directly from the Anfield club, who last week were crowned Premier League champions for the first time in 30 years.  If they did, they would have to pay an additional fee. That clause, as of June 30, has now expired, so if Barça want to sign any of Jurgen Klopp’s players, they can at least try once again. Another window has opened on the transfer market.  La cláusula del contrato de Coutinho que abre nuevas puertas en el mercado al Barcelona More information CEST Meanwhile, another element of the original Coutinho deal has been revealed in England. The Mirror report that Barça and Liverpool made a pact in 2018, when the Brazilian joined Barça for 160 million euros, that the Catalan club would not try and sign and more Liverpool players until 2020.  sport.es Barcelona are still trying to find a club for Philippe Coutinho for next season. For now, they have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to extend his loan by two months to include the German cup final and the Champions League. Meanwhile, they continue to look for a long-term suitor.  IN SPORT.ES 01/07/2020 Busquets: Dropping these two points gives Madrid big advantagelast_img read more

first_imgThe upcoming season looks very promising for Nelson Baseball on the eve of completion of upgrades to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview.Thanks to the many hours of volunteer work, those upgrades should be completed in the next few weeks.“New irrigation system and natural turf infield replaces the hard clay infield we’ve been playing on for a few decades,” said outgoing Nelson and District Baseball Association President Larry Martel.“The City of Nelson is helping to upgrade the player dugouts, the backstop fencing and trees this year.“The outfield banks were overgrown and full of weeds and thorny scrubs which have been cleaned up and re-seeded.”Martel said had increased by 30 percent in 2014 last season in Nelson and NDBA also saw Okanagan Falls, Salmo and Kaslo join the West Kootenay Little League association for our house league schedule. The registration increase saw NDBA increase to 20 teams playing in the Minors — 9-10 years — and Majors 11-12 years.These divisions play a 12-15 game schedule and attend a couple of tournaments during the 10-week season that runs from April to June.Martel said T-ball 5-6 years — and Rookies —7-8 years — also have seen registrations increasing.“These younger baseball players have very limited travel and play all their games and practices at the new Lions park diamond,” he explained.NDBA baseball registration closes Friday (April 1) so that division managers can evaluate and get teams in coaches in place for the start of the West Kootenay League.Practices usually start soon after April 1 and the first games around the April 15th, weather permitting.“The season runs to the end of the school year then a few of the players continue with summer baseball in the American Legion, Little League provincials or with travel baseball teams that attend tournaments in July in the Okanagan or in Montana, Idaho and Washington state,” Martel said.Anyone interested in umpiring should attend at clinic hosted in Castlegar this year in early April before the first games.David Gray is  the new association president for NDBA.last_img read more

first_imgSawyer Hunt played most of his minor hockey in Nelson.So it should come to no one’s surprise that the former Nelson Minor Hockey product would have something to say in a game between his new club, the Kimberley Dynamiters, and the Nelson Leafs.Hunt scored twice to lead the Nitros to a 4-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The loss, coupled with a 5-2 setback Friday in Fernie against the Ghostriders, drops the Leafs into fourth spot in Neil Murdoch Division standings. Nelson, tied with Grand Forks at 35 points, has played two more games than the Bruins.Hunt, who opened the game with a power play goal six minutes into the contest, put the visitors up by three goals by jamming home the puck during a goal mouth scramble with time running out in the second frame.The 3-0 lead was more than enough of a cushion for All-World goalie Tyson Brouwer in the Kimberley nets.Brouwer, the third-best backstopper in the KIJHL, stopped all 16 shots to register the shutout.Patrick Ostermann took the loss in goal for Nelson as the hosts were out shot 31-16 in the contest.LEAFS NOTES: Nelson travels to Castlegar Saturday for the first game of a home-and-home series against the Rebels. The rematch is January 29 in Nelson. . . . Nelson will wait until February before testing newly signed netminder Josh Williams returns to the lineup for the Leafs. Williams is currently re-habbing a knee injury that has kep the Alberta based netminder out of the lineup. . . . The Leafs were missing defenceman Kyle Chernenkoff. The Crescent Valley native suffered a concussion Friday in Fernie and was forced to leave the lineup until he’s given the clearance.last_img read more

first_imgDublin v Kilkenny 13.5.201 Parnell Park 2.00pmOffaly v Galway 12.5.2018 Bord na Mona O’Connor Park 7.00pmRound 2 (Round Robin)Kilkenny v Offaly 20.5.2018 Nowlan Park 3.00pmWexford v Dublin 20.5.2018 Innovate Wexford Park 3.00pmRound 3 (Round Robin)Offaly v Wexford 26.5.2018 Bord na Mona O’Connor Park 7.00pmGalway v Kilkenny 27.5.2018 Pearse Stadium, Galway 4.00pmRound 4 (Round Robin)Dublin v Offaly 3.6.2018 Parnell Park 3.00pmWexford v Galway 2.6.2018 Innovate Wexford Park 5.00pmRound 5 (Round Robin)Kilkenny v Wexford 9.6.2018 Nowlan Park 7.00pmGalway v Dublin 9.6.2018 Pearse Stadium, Galway 7.00pmFINAL    1st Place v 2nd Place 1.7.2018print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Round 1 (Round Robin) ROUND ROBIN (5 Rounds) –   KILKENNY, DUBLIN, WEXFORD, OFFALY, GALWAYlast_img read more

first_img28 July 2018; Fiona Claffey of Westmeath in action against Leanne Coen of Galway during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship qualifier Group 3 Round 3 match between Westmeath and Galway at Duggan Park in Ballinasloe, Galway. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE *** Galway 6-17 Westmeath 1-6 By DECLAN ROONEYcenter_img At Duggan Park, BallinasloeLouise Ward’s goal after 18 seconds put Galway on the road to victory and Leanne Coen finished the job with a second-half brace as Galway claimed a second win and finished the TG4 ladies senior pool stages as Group 3 winners.We’ll see a re-run of the Connacht final in the quarter-finals as a result of this win as Galway and Mayo will now battle it out for a spot in the All-Ireland semi-final on August 12.With a stiff breeze blowing in Ballinasloe, Westmeath captain Laura Lee Walsh decided to play into the teeth of it after winning the toss, but it proved a crucial decision as her side remained pinned inside their own 45 for much of the half.Their trouble stemmed from a regular inability to retain possession from their own kick-outs, and when Galway sensed a weakness they made great inroads by pushing as many as ten players up on the restarts.Those hints were evident inside the first minute on the first Westmeath kick-out, but it arrived after Louise Ward’s powerful run from the throw-in saw Galway goal after just 18 seconds. Another 20 seconds saw Tracey Leonard off the mark, while Sarah Conneally made it 1-2 to 0-0 before two minutes were up.The decision not to award a penalty to Westmeath a minute later seemed harsh following a trip on the impressive Johanna Maher, but after Tracey and Roisin Leonard pointed again for Galway, it was Maher who got Westmeath off the mark in the ninth minute.Only a stray handpass from Roisin Leonard denied Galway goal number two after ten minutes, but straight from the restart the goal arrived when she robbed possession, swapped passes with her cousin and captain, Tracey Leonard, and had the easy task of hitting an empty net.With Áine McDonagh in great form at midfield Galway continued to dominate and she kicked a super point in the 18th minute, while one each for the Leonards put Galway 2-8 to 0-1 ahead.Westmeath did make an impact as Aoife Connolly and Lee Walsh pointed, but they needed a smart save from Karen Walsh to deny Roisin Leonard as Galway were good value for their 2-12 to 0-3 half-time advantage.A smart Lisa Murphy save denied Lee Walsh straight after the restart and after that defensive slip Galway kicked on at the other end. Coen hit her first goal eight minutes into the second period and she bagged her second a minute later before she was given a rest by manager Stephen Glennon.The one-way traffic continued despite three Galway yellow cards, and Sarah Conneally’s goal with ten minutes remaining was followed by number six from Emma Reaney, who was only on the pitch a few seconds, while Lee Walsh flicked to the net late on.Scorers – Galway: L Coen 2-3, T Leonard 0-6 (2f), S Conneally 1-2, R Leonard 1-2, E Reaney 1-1, L Ward 1-0, A Davoren 0-1, O Divilly 0-1, A McDonagh 0-1.Westmeath: A Connolly 1-2 (2f), LL Walsh 0-1, J Maher 0-1, F Coyle 0-1, MA Foley 0-1.Galway: L Murphy; N Connolly, S Lynch, S Burke; C Cooney, E Flaherty, N Ward; L Ward, A McDonagh; A Davoren, T Leonard (c), O Divilly; S Conneally, R Leonard, L Coen.Subs: C Cormican for R Leonard (h-t), F Cooney for Burke (h-t), M Seoighe for Coen (40), L Gannon for Lynch (51), E Reaney for Faherty (50).Westmeath: K Walsh; N Feery, L Power, R Dillon; F Coyle, J Rogers, C Clarke McMahon; MA Foley F Claffey; A Dolan, L Slevin, J Maher; A Connolly, L McCartan, L Lee Walsh (c).Subs: L Brennan for Clarke McMahon (22), K McDermott for Dolan (40), C Blundell for Slevin (51), A Jones for Dillon (54).Referee: K Corcoran (Mayo).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more