The Dohenys player is one of nine Cork representatives in the squad managed by former Waterford supremo Pat Sullivan. CORK’S newly-crowned TG4 All Star Melissa Duggan will lead Munster’s defence of their LGFA Interprovincial crown on Saturday. Players from Kerry, including recently-retired forward Sarah Houlihan, Waterford, Tipperary and Clare are also included as Munster aim to put back-to-back titles together in Kinnegad.Waterford star Michelle Ryan, who completed her 19th inter-county season in 2019, is another notable inclusion, while Cork’s rising young star Saoirse Noonan will also feature.Meanwhile, Leinster’s bid for a first Interprovincial Championship since 2006 will be led by captain Lauren Magee, a three-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship winner with Dublin.Magee is the sole Dublin representative in the squad put together by Laois native Kevin Doogue, with 9 Leinster counties sending players to the Interprovincials.Goalkeeper Monica McGuirk, who was named on the TG4 All Star team for 2019, is one of six Meath players in the Leinster panel.Connacht, who haven’t won the competition since 2000, will be captained by Galway skipper Tracey Leonard, who helped to steer the Tribeswomen to appearances in the 2019 Lidl National League Division 1 and TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship deciders.Leonard, who also captured a first TG4 All Star award recently, is one of seven Galway players in the squad managed by Galway’s Con Moynihan.The five-strong Mayo representation includes the Cafferky sisters, Sinéad and Lisa, while players from Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo also feature.The action gets underway in Kinnegad at 11am on Saturday morning, with the Final scheduled for 3pm.Ulster have elected not to include a team in the 2019 LGFA Interprovincials, leaving three provinces to battle it out for the Mick Talbot Cup.Connacht:Aisling TarpeyFoxrock CabinteelyMayoClaire DunneSt. FarnansSligoSinead KennySt. Croan’sRoscommonNicola O’MalleyWestportMayoDanielle CaldwellCastlebar MitchelsMayoLauren BolesSt. MichaelsSligoShauna MolloySt. Furseys HeadfordGalwayJoanne CreggMichael Glavey’sRoscommonAilish O’DowdOughteradh GaelsLeitrimLaura O’DowdOughteradh GaelsLeitrimJenny HigginsWestern GaelsRoscommonLucy HannonDunmore McHalesGalwayTracey leonardCorofinGalwayRebecca FinanÉire ÓgRoscommonRoisin LeonardCorofinGalwayLisa MurphyKilkerrin ClonberneGalwayLisa CafferkyKilmovee ShamrocksMayoSinead CafferkyKilmovee ShamrocksMayoSarah ConneallyDunmore McHalesGalwayFabienne CooneyClaregalwayGalwayRachel FitzmauriceSt. Ciaran’sRoscommonCiara GormanSt. Nathy’sSligoLeinster:Monica Mc GuirkDuleek/BellewstownMeathClodagh DunneBallyroanLaoisMaria ByrneKilmoreWexfordRachel DillonMilltownWestmeathClara DonnellyShelmaliersWexfordVikki WallSt Peter’s DunboyneMeathLaura NerneyFoxrock Cabinteely, DublinLaoisLauren MageeKilmacud CrokesDublinMaud Ann FoleyCoralstown/ Kinnegad WestmeathErone FitzpatrickPark-RatheniskaLaoisAisling MurphyFoxrock Cabinteely, DublinWexfordJohanna MaherTyrellspassWestmeathNessa DooleyCastledermotKildareKelsey NesbittSimonstown, MeathLucy McCartanSt LomanWestmeathTrina DugganSuncroft GFCKildareNicole FeeryTyrellspassWestmeathAoibhin ClearyDonaghmore/AshbourneMeathSarah Harding KennyShelmaliersWexfordLorna FusciardiFoxrock Cabinteely, DublinWicklowAnna HealyPark-Ratheniska LaoisMaire O ShaughnessyDonaghmore/AshbourneMeathFiona O NeillSt Peter’s MeathKellie KearneyShelmaliersWexfordNiamh RiceCooley KickhamsLouthLauren BoyleCooley KickhamsLouthMichelle FarrellColmcilleLongfordAishling GreeneClonguishLongfordLaura HoganTinahelyWicklowJackie KinchTinahelyWicklowMunster: Martina O’BrienClonakiltyCorkMegan DunfordAbbeysideWaterfordAislinn DesmondRathmoreKerryCaoimhe McGrathAbbeysideWaterfordAshling HutchingsFermoyCorkKaren McGrathBallymacarbryWaterfordEmma MurrayComeragh RangersWaterfordKate McGrathKilrossanty BrickeysWaterfordMelissa DugganDohenysCorkHannah LooneyAghadaCorkLaurie RyanBannerClareLibby CoppingerSt. Colum’sCorkSarah HoulihanBeaufortKerryNiamh O’DeaBannerClareMichelle RyanBallymacarbryWaterfordRosie LandersBallyduffWaterfordKatie MurrayComeragh RangersWaterfordJessica O’SheaInch RoversCorkAileen WallBallymacarbryWaterfordEmma DineenGlenfleskKerrySaoirse NoonanNemo RangersCorkAnna Rose KennedyAherlowTipperaryKellyann HoganBallymacarbryWaterfordAnna GalvinSouthern GaelsKerryAisling O’ConnellÉire ÓgKerryDaire KielyValley RoversCorkEimear KielyValley RoversCorkFidelma MarrinanWest Clare GaelsClareMaria QuirkeNa GaeilKerryRebecca CaseyStradballyWaterfordprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Chelsea Raymond 2014 Southland Soccer Tournament Post-Game QuotesMatch 1 – #1 Stephen F. Austin vs. #3 Houston Baptist D Pos. Zuri Prince MF GK 2014 All-Tournament Team Patty Walrath (MVP) D Ellee Hall Tweet #SLCSoccerESPN3 Replay | HighlightsBEAUMONT, Texas – In the championship of the 2014 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament, No. 3 seed Houston Baptist upset No. 1 seed and regular season champion No. 1 seed Stephen F. Austin at Lamar Soccer Complex on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.Houston Baptist freshman Ellee Hall found the back of the net on an assist from Blake Martin to give the Huskies an early lead, 1-0.Stephen F. Austin went into the half trailing for the first time since Aug. 31 when the Ladyjacks fe11 to a then No. 25 Arkansas.Hall scored again for the Huskies as she put one in with her left foot on an assist from Natalie Hager in the 52nd minute of the game. The Uintah, Utah native finished the tournament with three goals and one assist in three games.This marks the first time in Houston Baptist history that a women’s program received an automatic bid to an NCAA tournament.Houston Baptist (10-6-4) claimed its first tournament title in school history after joining the Southland Conference in 2013.Houston Baptist and Stephen F. Austin each had five players on the all-tournament team, with HBU’s goalkeeper Patty Walrath claim MVP. The senior grabbed nine saves in the championship match. Sam Houston State’s Ashley Alonzo also earn a spot on the all-tournament team.The Huskies will await their NCAA tournament fate Monday at 3:30 p.m. CT during the Women’s College Cup Selection Show on NCAA.com. The Ladyjacks end the tournament with a 16-3-1 mark and finish second in the conference tournament for the fourth time in school history. F Houston Baptist Forward Natalie HagerOn what the tournament win means for this senior class“We worked so hard for this. My sophomore year when we went to the Great West Conference and lost that game, it was just hard for us. So last year not going into the (NCAA) tournament….It was our whole goal the entire season so being able to make it. Go into two games in overtime and win those and come out strong in the championship game and pull out a win, it means a lot to us.” Houston Baptist F Houston Baptist Kristi O’Brien Christie Hinojosa F F Houston Baptist Stephen F. Austin School Head coach Wally CrittendenOn the loss in the championship game:“It’s very disappointing, and it stings. Anytime you play your last game of the season, you want to play another one. I thought we did a good job all year, and today included. We created some very dangerous chances, but I thought HBU played really well. Their goalkeeper was tremendous today. I was impressed with the character and the competitive dynamic of our team. We shifted our shape three different times to put us in a more assertive and attacking postures, but we just couldn’t finish. They scored two great goals – one off a set piece and one they ran a play. It’s tough that this is how it ends, because this team is a fantastic team, and I feel it’s a team that can match up with anyone in the country. But ultimately, it is HBU that will represent our conference. I wish them luck.” On what the senior class has meant to this program:“This senior class is an exceptional class. They’ve definitely left a legacy of success and they’ve put us in a position to be fantastic moving forward. The impact they have left will be measured and felt and appreciated, especially as we move forward beyond this result. It was afantastic season. Obviously it didn’t end the way we wanted it to end, which was to match up against top teams in the country in the NCAAs, but nonetheless it was a very good season. It will be one they think about and recall how special it was as they move forward.” Houston Baptist Ashley Alonzo Stephen F. Austin Lindsay Matlock Stephen F. Austin Houston Baptist Goalkeeper Patty WalwrathOn unbelievable game you had, the big stops, and holding SFA to a shutout“It was really tough; we knew it was going to be anyway because they were on an unbeaten streak. We were on an unbeaten streak. So we knew we had to play really tough and it just really went our way.” Sam Houston State Megan Dunnigan Stephen F. Austin F Natalie Hager On what was the difference for you personally, did you just not want the season to end?“I guess not, I mean I just love playing so it was like alright I’m just going to make it big. I knew we were going to be on ESPN so why not let the nation watch me play.” F Houston Baptist On game itself and the early goal, building on that momentum“The early goal is huge because SFA is a scoring force and they’re very difficult to keep the ball out of the back of the net. I mean a shutout against SFA is unbelievable plus Patty (Walrath) as MVP deserved it for sure. Ellee came up huge with two goals. I mean freshman, it was fantastic. An early goal really set the tempo for the game; it really got SFA chasing the game which was a huge advantage for us.” Stephen F. Austin D Hannah Barker Player Houston Baptist Head Coach Misty JonesOn what this means for your program, making the first NCAA Championship appearance“It’s fantastic. I think it’s something you dream about when we go to the NCAA. It’s something we’ve always kind of put on the back burner. Well maybe next year, maybe next year, maybe next year. Honestly going into the season I can’t say I thought it would be this year. These girls have risen above and beyond. They’ve done everything we’ve asked them to do and I’m just proud of them.” On you personally, dictating the pace of the game the whole tournament“I wanted to do whatever I could to help create opportunities for my team. This is pretty close to my hometown so I had a lot of friends and family coming to watch. I wanted to play for my team, for the rest of the seniors and for my friends and family that came out to watch.”
Pep Guardiola believes winning the title this season would rank among his greatest achievements.The Manchester City manager claims even just taking his side to the brink of retaining the Premier League crown – given the standard of the opposition – is the most satisfied he has felt as a manager.City’s battle for the title will not be concluded until the final day after Liverpool returned to the top with victory over Newcastle on Saturday. City face Leicester at the Etihad Stadium on Monday needing to win to move back above the Reds and retain control of their destiny.Guardiola, who has won 25 trophies in a glittering career that includes spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, feels he has never been pushed as hard.He said: “It’s the toughest league I’ve ever played as a manager, for the quality from the rivals, no doubts. That’s why being there is incredible.“But, of course, only one will take the prize and the other one will be at home sad.”Asked how he would rank title success, he said: “A lot, a lot. One of the biggest achievements.”City won the Premier League by 19 points and accrued a record 100 points last season but this term they have been matched almost blow for blow by Liverpool.Guardiola is delighted his players have been able to maintain the standards they set last year amid greater pressure.He said: “Arriving at this stage, two games left with 92 points, after 100 points, that is the most satisfaction I’ve had as a manager. It’s not easy, honestly, and they did it again.“I would not say that 100 points was bad and that we are not satisfied with what we did last season but, at the same time, we were seven points behind (this season).“You give credit for the titles and how huge our rival is. In my career as a manager, I played against incredible sides and there are two that were ‘wow’.“One is the Barcelona of Luis Enrique with Neymar, (Lionel) Messi and (Luis) Suarez in front. The other is this Liverpool. I think they’re the best two sides I’ve faced as a manager.“That’s why being there, with it in our hands, fighting against them until the end, after being seven points behind – it’s incredible what we have done. But it will make more sense if we are able to lift the Premier League.”City have shown their champion quality by winning their last 12 games. Since the shattering blow of Champions League elimination last month they have come through some stern tests against Tottenham, Manchester United and Burnley.But they will still need two more wins to complete the job.Guardiola said: “I think in the last games of the season when everyone plays for something, always the games are more tight. People take more caution about what happens.“We play for the Premier League and sometimes your mind is thinking a little bit about what will happen. That’s normal.“What’s important is at Burnley we didn’t concede one shot on target or one corner away. That’s awesome, that is incredible.“We created enough chances to score more goals and on Monday we’ll try the same.”
Reports of schoolchildren being hurt by fellow students or school drop-outs who attend school fund-raising activities are increasing in number. Many times bullies are left alone by authority figures, and depart the scenes of their attacks unharmed because there are no visible wounds on their victims. But what about the emotional and psychological scars those victim will have to cope with?Some children are lucky, in the sense that they have sensible and enlightened adults in their lives who can guide them safely through the murky waters of traumas. However, there are the parents and caregivers who find it difficult to cope with all the intricacies of the physical, social, emotional, and psychological traumas being endured by the child.There are many more victims of violence being perpetrated by young people all across the country – actually, all across the world — and it is recognised that this global phenomenon needs to be addressed holistically, with world leaders eschewing their petty squabbles to take their young people, who are the future human capital of any nation’s developmental paradigm, and channel their energies into constructive mechanisms for personal and national development and growth. But it needs to begin with the family, and a restoration of the value systems and moral compass of years past.The peoples of Guyana, although their ancestors spanned racial and cultural divides, shared one common tradition: absolute respect for one’s elders, who were integral to the survival and sustenance of the individual family and the community in general.The village elder system of jurisprudence prevailed within British Guiana village enclaves over the system as prescribed by the British Constitution; and, until now, the ‘Panchaayat’ system holds sway over rural communities in India and Africa before the more formalised court system of justice is sought.Within homes and families, the elders were the one who guided the family in their daily pursuits, and they had the final say in decisions involving the family. That respect the younger members of a family and community had for their elders has been gradually eroding, until it has almost dissipated – although not absolutely, because there are yet some families who adhere stringently to old traditions.Unless and until governments, through their educational systems; communities, through their church bodies and other social constructs; and families can come together and formulate a holistic plan to address this ever-widening chasm — which is separating the youths of today from the value systems of the societal framework that inculcated ethical values and moral compasses as guides to behavioural patterns that outline and dictate the way they should interact with authority figures, their peers, and elders within their communities — the degradation of value systems within the younger generation will soon cross irredeemable boundaries, and the consequences to society would be too frightening to contemplate.Now is the time to re-evaluate the statistical data and societal paradigms that have created such a deceleration of traditional value systems; before there is an irretrievable moral standardisation that infests the young generation with decay that festers in the minds to the extent that they lose all sense of the humane and their own groundings in humanity.
BY SHEMUEL FANFAIRAn international audit on aviation is expected to be conducted into the operations of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA). Soon to be appointed Director General, Egbert Field, made this revelation at the welcoming ceremony of the inaugural flight of Fly AllWays airline at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Tuesday.His comments came on the heels that most air carriers operating out of Guyana are unable to land at airports in North America due to the lack of international Category One aviation status. On this note, Field told reporters that immediately upon him taking office, one of the priorities will be to raise the country’s level of compliance in line with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).“No airline that is registered and based in Guyana has the ability to go to airports North America because we are in Category Two,” he noted.It was explained that ICAO representatives will soon be in Guyana to carry out an assessment after which it is hoped that the country can move from a Category Two status to Category One.“After the audit, depending on our level of compliance, we may have some corrective actions to do but I can see us moving toward Category One [which] we will gain from the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority)… gaining Category One will allow airlines starting up and basing themselves in Guyana will have the opportunity to fly to North America,” the new GCAA Director noted.With his 40 years of experience in the aviation sector, including some 30 years as a Guyana Airways pilot and later a stint in Jamaica’s Aviation Authority, Field posited that this has made him suitable to lead the country’s aviation sector.“I’m a retired Colonel, also a captain… with over 30 years experience flying – over 18,000 hours, I know what I can do for this industry and we may have a return to Guyana Airways in the future,” Field expressed.The retired military officer shared the view that Guyana achieving the improved aviation status is especially timely since he believes that air traffic will increase once the oil sector takes off.Established in March 2002, The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is guided by Civil Aviation Act (2000) which governs navigation, licensing and security regulations for air transport services in Guyana.
Yesterday, Crew Energy Inc. formally notified Terra Energy Corp. that it would exercise its option of purchasing the $20 million package of Montney assets.Under the terms of an Additional Option, Terra Energy Corp. granted Crew the option to acquire the balance of its Montney assets, located in Northeast B.C., for a price of $36 million.That price may consist of any combination of cash or Crew Energy shares, but must include a minimum cash component of $10 million and must be exercised before June 3, 2013.- Advertisement -Following the February 28 transaction, Terra Energy continues to hold close to 80 net sections of high prospective Montney lands in the Farrell Creek/Altares, Hudson and Mica areas of Northeast B.C.Net proceeds from the sale will be utilized by Terra Energy Corp. to reduce their bank facility from $70 million to $51.5 million, with a further reduction set to take place by March 31, 2012 to $49.9 million.
Prior to Manchester United’s second game of their US pre-season tour, against San Jose Earthquakes, Louis van Gaal sent the internet into overdrive.He suggested the club were in talks to sign a player but refused to give any information on the identity of United’s latest transfer target – who was promptly dubbed the ‘mystery striker’.Social media linked the club with every striker under the sun, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Karim Benzema, Fernando Llorente, Pedro and Thomas Muller.Reports have been mixed on the deal with Muller, some denying any bids at all and others confirming British records.Click the arrow above, right, as talkSPORT investigates the latest updates on the forward. BILD claim Manchester United have €100m bid for Muller rejected – get the full story, below, then click right to see what the British press had to say on the matter! – Reports coming out of Germany seemingly unmasked the mystery ‘striker’, as German newspaper BILD revealed Muller to indeed be the focus of Van Gaals affections. They said the Red Devils had bid a British record 100m (£70.5m) but that the Bavarian club do not need the money and the approach was quickly rebuffed. 5 Van Gaal says United are close to a ‘surprise’ signing, but is he a striker? Read all about it, below, then find out about Man United’s reported mega money bid for Muller by clicking the arrow above! – Hes in the process, Van Gaal said of his mystery man. Its not the striker that the media has written about. You will have to wait and see. This cryptic message set alarm bells ringing as ever striker at Europes top teams were debated and assessed. The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson told talkSPORT the player would consider a move – Speaking on the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show, Jackson was adamant Muller was Van Gaals top target and that should an offer be accepted, the German would be open to a move to Old Trafford. He said the only stumbling block would be Rummenigges claims that Bayern would not sell another star to Manchester United. 5 MEN say there has been no bid for Muller from United – details below, then click right to see what Bayern’s chief had to say about United’s reported interest – However, back in England, Manchester Evening News denied there had been a record bid for the World Cup winner and that their counterparts in the German media had got the wrong end of the story. Van Gaal also denies ever saying it was a striker who was the surprise signing, but refuses to elaborate any further after the 3-1 victory with San Jose. 5 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge calls Muller “priceless” – all you need to know, below, then click right for reports that Muller himself fancies a Manchester move – It was thought Rummenigge rejected Wenger’s advances for the job 5 5
Listen to Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning discuss the weekend’s sport, and much more. After Diego Costa’s accusation of Ryan Shawcross’s body odour, they create an Odour XI team and after a bad couple of weeks for managers, we have a ‘football managers are nice’ feature.They review Saturday’s Premier League action and also talk to Leeds United cult hero Dominic Matteo on the 15-year anniversary on his famous goal against AC Milan in the Champions League.Personal trainer Luke Grainger provides his diet tip of the week and much more on this week’s edition.To get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for free
When Harriet Benjamin contracted breast cancer in the 1980s, her husband, Harold, became concerned. She was receiving excellent medical care, but he felt that the other side of her care – the emotional ramifications of the disease and the treatment – needed to be addressed also. Harold Benjamin, an attorney, founded the Wellness Community in Santa Monica and, in 1990, the Pasadena branch was started. The organization feels, and evidence has confirmed, that patients have a better recovery result when they are informed about their diagnosis, and have input about their treatment options. Ignorance brings fear, anxiety, depression, feelings of loss of control, all of which work against recovery. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Wellness Community-Pasadena works with traditional medical treatment providers and facilities, always giving support services for not only the patient, but also the caregivers. As a volunteer with the Wellness Community-Pasadena, the recruit gets training and orientation in answering questions and providing direction for the newly diagnosed, making sure they know what their options and treatment possibilities are and what they involve, how to give input and how to handle the emotional side of their medical situation. The organization is about “filling your life with wellness and well-being regardless of diagnosis,” according to Beverly Rouse, executive director. People interested in volunteering must be 18 or older, willing to make a commitment, and have the maturity needed to handle delicate situations. The person must be able to provide his or her own transportation; the location is next to the Arroyo and Del Mar Gold Line stop. There is a half-day of training and refresher meetings each quarter. All volunteers are welcomed, and men especially are needed to help other men feel comfortable. Please call Tim Bogle, (626) 796-1083, Ext. 207. Our first volunteer opportunity in this column was to share information about Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and their Upland location. Huell Howser will be visiting the Los Angeles Unit, in Hollywood, which airs on KCET at 7:30 on Friday evening, Nov. 2. Just a couple of additions/corrections about last week’s column on Whittier’s Interfaith Food Center. New families are welcome to sign up for assistance after the first of the year, and the most desperate volunteer need is for drivers to make pickups from local supermarkets. They should have a good driving record, be able to lift, be reliable and be available mornings. Send information about your organization to email@example.com, (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2252; or fax to (626) 856-2758. ——— >VOLUNTEER NOW160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Roteiro football was used at Euro 2004, hosted Portugal – The name Roteiro translates in Portuguese as ‘route’ and was named in honour of the country’s famous explorer Vasco da Gama. It was the first ball developed with the ‘innovative thermal-bonding production technique’. Greece won the tournament, beating Portugal 1-0 in the final. 13 The Telstar Durlast football was used at Euro 1972, hosted by Belgium – First used at the 1970 World Cup, the Telstar Durlast was an updated version of the 1968 Elast, with water resistance improved. Hosted in Belgium, West Germany went on to claim the 1972 European Championship trophy, beating the Soviet Union 3-0 in the final. The Tango Europa football was used at Euro 1988, hosted by West Germany – The sixth edition of the Tango series. The Netherlands won the tournament, claiming their first title after victory over the Soviet Union in the final. 13 13 13 As with kits and boots, the football itself is ever changing, constantly undergoing a revamp.Each league and cup has its own official match ball – including this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament in France.With this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at not only the ball that will take centre stage on June 10th, but every ball that has been unveiled for a European Championship final since 1968.Check them out by viewing the slideshow above. 13 13 The Tango Mundial football was used at Euro 1984, hosted by France – This was the first non-leather ball to take to the field and the fourth of the Tango collection. Host country France won the tournament by winning the final 2-0 against Spain. An updated Telstar Durlast football was used at Euro 1976, hosted by Yugoslavia – Water resistance was again the priority for the latest in the Telstar series. 1976 was Czechoslovakia’s year, as they won a final penalty-shootout 5-3, having finished 2-2 against defending European and World champions West Germany after extra time in the final. The Etrvsco Unico football was used at Euro 1992, hosted by Sweden – The Etrvsco Unico was an updated version of the Etrusco Unico ball used in the 1990 World Cup. Denmark beat Germany in the final to claim their first title. The Tango River Plate football was used at Euro 1980, hosted by Italy – The second of Adidas’ Tango series, after the 1978 World Cup ball, the Tango Durlast. West Germany won the 1980 competition, beating Belgium 2-1 in the final. 13 13 13 13 13 The Europass football was used at Euro 2008, hosted by Austria and Switzerland – A silver version was used for the final. Spain won the 2008 finals, beating Germany 1-0. The Telstar Elast football was used at Euro 1968, hosted by Italy – click the arrow above, right, to see every official match ball from 1968 to 2016 – For the first two editions of the European Championship finals there was no official ball, but this changed in 1968. This was the first of the Telstar collection, which would be developed for the 1970 World Cup and beyond. Italy won the 1968 tournament, beating Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay after the initial final had finished 1-1. The Questra Europa football was used at Euro 1996, hosted by England – This was the first coloured football to take to the stage in a major international tournament. The England badge was the inspiration behind the design, but Germany claimed the trophy for the first time as a unified nation (West Germany had previously won in 1972 and 1980). 13 The Terrestra Silverstream football was used at Euro 2000, hosted by Belgium and the Netherlands – Adidas took inspiration from the rivers of host countries Belgium and the Netherlands for the name Silverstream. France went on to win the tournament, beating Italy 2-1 through the golden goal rule. 13 The Tango 12 football was used at Euro 2012, hosted by Poland and Ukraine – The Euro 2012 finals saw the return of the popular Tango, which was met with relief after the heavily criticised Jabulani ball from the 2010 World Cup. Spain cruised to glory, dispatching four without reply past Italy in the final. The Beau Jeu football will be used at Euro 2016, hosted by France – Beau Jeu translates to the ‘Beautiful Game’. It was unveiled mid-November and will take to the stage on Friday June 10th as hosts France take on Romania.
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