Japan bullfighting lifts ‘men-only’ rule

first_imgFILE- In this picture taken on June 21, 2015, spectators attend a Japanese bullfighting event in Uruma, Okinawa prefecture. AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKAJapanese bullfighting organizers said Saturday they had lifted a long-standing ban on women entering the sport’s “sacred” ring, in a bid to modernize the traditional activity for the #Metoo generation.Japanese sumo wrestling has recently come under fire for its strict men-only rules. In “togyu” bullfighting, women were similarly barred from the ring, which is ritually purified before matches with salt and Japanese sake.ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The rings where sumo is practised, known as sumo dohyo, are seen as sacred places.Sumo is closely interlinked with the native Shinto faith, which considers women to be ritually unclean, meaning they are barred from stepping into the ring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ But on Friday, organizers lifted the prohibition and allowed female bull owner Yuki Araki to lead her animal into the ring in Yamakoshi, north of Tokyo, after a fight on the opening day of this season.“Equality for men and women is a trend of the times,” said Katsushi Seki, an official with the Yamakoshi bullfight organization.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“By opening the ring to women, we hope this traditional bullfighting will continue far into the future,” Seki told AFP.Unlike Spanish style bullfighting which ends with a matador slaying the animal, “togyu” is a bloodless match between two bulls locking horns, with great pains taken to ensure the animals do not gore each other. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “I’m glad that local people openly welcomed us,” bull owner Yuki Araki, 44, told Japanese public broadcaster NHK.One of Japan’s other traditional sports, sumo, has found itself in hot water after women, including at least one nurse, were shooed out of a sumo ring as they tried to help a man during a medical emergency.Just days after that incident triggered scathing national and international headlines, a female mayor in the western city of Takarazuka was barred from delivering a speech inside a sumo ring.Sumo bosses then came in for further criticism after trying to prevent girls from participating in a children’s sumo event in Shizuoka prefecture, citing unspecified “safety concerns”.In an attempt to stop the latest public relations disaster to hit the roly-poly sport, officials met last week, but failed to reach a decision on reversing their men-only rule.ADVERTISEMENT Rockets get back at Jazz with rout in Utah MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more


first_imgMilford GAA News:Easter Draw*The draw will now take place on Sunday, 3rd May. Tickets cost €10 or 3 for €20. First prize is a whopping €2,000. Full list of prizes are below. Can all sold tickets please be returned to a Committee member. 1st – €2,0002nd – 500 Litres of Home Heating Oil (Sponsored by Donegal Oil)3rd – 2 All Ireland Final Tickets (Hurling or Football)4th – 32″ Television 5th – 6 Month Membership @ Evolution Fitness6th – €100 Travellers Inn Voucher7th – €100 Arena 7 Voucher8th – Digital Camera (Sponsored by Magees Chemist)9th – Coffee Machine (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford) 10th – CD Player (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford)11th – Digital Camera12th – Donegal GAA Jacket*CLG Dhun na nGall Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019* The consultation ​process in advance of the development​ of Donegal GAAs new Strategic Plan for the years 2015 – 2019 has now commenced. We are seeking the views of as wide a range of people as possible over the next 4 weeks so I if anyone, both home and abroad, with an interest in how Donegal GAA is to progress could fill out the questionnaire below.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vAJQqJNF2bWfuhhTk_Dm6ltYXx2wWlDQvGutE3DWOVo/viewform?usp=send_formThere will also be a workshop in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Thursday April 30th at 7.00pm so people can have their views recorded at that forum as an alternative option. The consultation process will then close at 11.00pm on Sunday May 10th.*Seniors/Reserves*Buncrana v CLG BnaGScarvey, Sunday @ 1.30 & 3pmOur Seniors and Reserves will both look to continue their unbeaten starts to the season with away games against Buncrana this Sunday. Throw in is at 1.30pm for the Reserves and 3pm for the Seniors. All support greatly appreciated.*Minor County Final*CLG BnaG v BundoranConvoy, Monday 27th @ TBCAfter the excellent victory over Kilcar on Monday night our Minors will now take on Bundoran in the All County Final on Monday 27th April. Bundoran defeated Buncrana 1-13 to 1-9 to set up the encounter in Convoy which does not yet have a confirmed throw in time. The support during the 4-13 to 0-5 victory over Kilcar in the semi final was superb and we would urge as many people as possible to once again come out and support the lads in Convoy on Monday. Stay tuned to social media pages for confirmation of throw in time.*Donegal Senior Ladies*Well done to Amber Barrett and the Donegal Senior Ladies team who have advanced to the league Semi Final after a 4-8 to 2-13 win over Cavan in Irvinestown. Donegal and Cavan had been level at the top of the table on points and score difference and therefore required this playoff to separate them. Amber scored 2-2 herself to set up the Semi Final where they will take on fourth placed Westmeath.*Donegal Minors*Well done to Kane Barrett and the rest of the Donegal Minor team who have advanced to the Final of the Ulster Minor League after a 3-10 to 1-8 win over Down in the Semi FInal on Saturday. Kane scored a point in the Semi Final and the lads will now take on Derry in the Final this Saturday in Healy Park, Omagh at 12. Derry defeated Armagh 2-8 to 0-11 in the other Semi Final. Best of luck to Kane and all the lads.*Donegal U16s Ladies*Hard luck to Niamh Gallagher and the rest of the Donegal U16 Ladies side who were defeated 1-14 to 0-4 away to Antrim at the weekend. So far the U16s have won two and lost one and have a chance of making the Ulster A Final against Tyrone should they defeat Cavan on Sunday. Throw in for the Cavan game is 3pm on Sunday in Killygordon. Best of luck to Niamh and all the girls.*Easter Camp*From Tuesday 7th until Thursday 9th April, 63 children between the ages of 5 and 13 took part in our very successful Easter GAA camp. The sun shone brightly for the three days as the kids were taught the various GAA skills and techniques by their coaches; from basic ‘fundamentals’ for the younger age groups to more advanced tactical play for the older, more experienced girls and boys. On the final day, Martin O Reilly (Donegal Senior Player) was on hand to help distribute the eagerly awaited ‘goody bags’. These bags were well worth the wait with each child receiving a football, pair of gloves, gum shield, water bottle and Easter egg or sweets. Joe Mc Nulty, on behalf of Milford GAA Club thanked each of the coaches for giving their time and expertise so generously – the coaches included Dean Boyce, Luc O Bairead, Kane Barrett, Kieran Sheridan, Niamh Carr, Tommy O’Brien, Darragh Black, Gavin Grier, Sinead Black, Aodh Mc Cormack, Tj Evesson and Roisin Mc Cormack. The Club wishes to thank Sheimi Mc Daid and Mc Daids drinks for supplying much appreciated soft drinks for all the kids and coaches on the second day of the camp.*Seniors*CLG BnaG 2-8 Naomh Colmcille 0-8It was far from a vintage performance from the boys on Sunday but they still emerged with their unbeaten status intact after a hard fought win over Naomh Colmcille in Moyle Park. The lads could be described as being good but not great but will nevertheless be delighted to have won four games from four. The boys turned over an awful lot of ball but were also turned over themselves at times but the attitude of this team is to never quit. They kept doing what they have been doing and were rewarded with some fine scores in the first half, while at the other end the defence was on top for the majority of the first half. When Kane Barrett got the sides first goal to put the boys 1-2 to 0-1 up after 20 minutes the lads looked in a good position, but a poor final 5 minutes allowed Newtown to get 3 unanswered points to leave the score at half time 1-5 to 0-5 and the game in the melting pot. The second half was very much a tit for tat affair with each side cancelling out points by the other, and luckily a lot of Newtowns shooting was wayward. As usual the workrate of the boys today was top notch and they hunted in packs to keep Naomh Colmcille at bay while breaking in numbers when in possession. The score was 1-7 to 0-8 as the game entered the final few minutes and when Joey Cullen was fouled inside the box in the 59th minute it gave Cathal Mc Gettigan the opportunity to kill the game off from the penalty spot. Cathal took his penalty well to open up a 5 point gap as the game entered injury time and a further point was added to this late on. Naomh Colmcille were reduced to 14 men deep in injury time when their half forward received a straight red for going in with the knees to the back of Enda McHughs head as he lay on the ground. The boys have played better than they did on Sunday and lost, and they should take great positives out of that in that they have the character and ability to dig deep and get over the line when maybe things are not going their way. The start of the season had been the complete opposite of last year with Na Galloglaigh winning all four of the games to date, and they will want to keep that run going next week when they take on Buncrana in Inishowen on Sunday.Team. Sean Gallagher, Conor McNulty, Barry McNulty, Kieran Sheridan, Tj Evesson, Enda McHugh, Kieran Mc Laughlin, Luc O Bairead (0-2), Joey Cullen, Darragh Black (0-2), Pauric Curley, Kyle Black, Kane Barrett (1-0), Cathal McGettigan (1-4), Gavin Grier. Subs: Caolan Mc Gettigan for Gallagher (HT), Jamie Heena, Paul Grier, Caolan Bolton, Paddy Peoples*Reserves*CLG BnaG 4-10 Naomh Colmcille 0-4The Reserves retain their unbeaten status with their fourth win from four on Sunday. The boys put in the hard work today and led 1-5 to 0-2 at half time, although they should probably had converted more of their chances. At the other end, the defence was rock solid, and in the second half Paddy Mc Carron, Paul Fisher, and Caolan Bolton with a screamer added to Hugh Mc Menamin’s first half goal for the lads to run out comfortable winners, 4-10 to 0-4. Team: Gavin McFadden, Dean Boyce, Gearoid Horkan, Tony McGettigan (0-1), Eddie Boyce, Conor McNulty, Paul Grier, Paul Sweeney, Anthony Fisher (0-1), Jamie Heena (0-2), Caolan Bolton (1-0), Emmet Conaghan (0-2), Barry McNulty (0-2), Paul Fisher (1-0), Hugh McMenamin (1-0). Subs: Paddy McCarron for B. McNulty (HT), Ciaran McHugh for C. McNulty (HT), Paddy Peoples*Minor All County Semi Final*CLG BnaG 4-13 Kilcar 0-5It wasn’t the challenge it was expected to be but its a case of ‘job done, move on to the final now’ for Na Galloglaigh after a comprehensive victory over Kilcar on Monday night. The lads had a big physical advantage over the young looking Kilcar side who nevertheless still contained some talented footballers. It was a very flat game for the majority at it at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy on a huge pitch, but the boys put in a very solid performance that, barring wides, had very few mistakes. Gavin McFadden was called upon to make a good save after 5 minutes but it was Gavin Grier who got the first score of the evening after 7. Kilcar got the next two to put themselves in the lead for the one and only time of the game before Grier again levelled the game. Kilcar really struggled with their own kick outs and the Na Galloglaigh forwards were able to keep them penned in for long periods with Martin Doyle and Conor Mc Hugh doing sterling work in that regard, while scores from Kane Barrett, Ryan Mcmahon and a goal from Gavin Grier left the half time score a healthy looking 1-8 to 0-2. While they were looking in good shape, the boys did not want a repeat of the Buncrana game by allowing Kilcar get back into it and were totally professional in putting Kilcar to the sword in the second half. The full back line of Andreas Afxentiou, Kieran Sheridan and Patrick Ferry had a quiet night but were well on top when needed, while Ryan McMahon, Ronan Docherty and Cormac Toland were like a brick wall in front of them. Marty Doyle got a point almost immediately after the restart and shortly afterwards first half substitute for the injured Connor Gormley, Shane McNamee, got another killer goal after 37 minutes. Gormleys midfield partner Luke Trearty was a great presence in midfield while Odhrán Coll covered nearly every blade of grass. Ryan Toye was introduced for Cormac Toland and went on a great 50 yard run to make himself a goal chance and only seconds later Adam Serrinha did eventually have the ball in the back of the Kilcar net, and a few minutes after that Serrinha had another goal after a screamer from 25 yards. The game was done and dusted at this stage but the lads should really have won by even more. They wasted some opportunities to take a score and also had 15 wides, to Kilcars 4. Kane Barrett was as clinical as ever however racking up an incredible 9 points by himself. In the end it was easier than expected but it will already be forgotten about as full focus now turns towards the Final versus Bundoran next Monday night. Bundoran defeated Buncrana by 1-13 to 1-9 in the other Semi Final to set up the encounter next week in Convoy. Well done again to all the lads, and also a note of appreciation to the large travelling support that will also hopefully be vocal next week. Team: Gavin McFadden, Andreas Afxentiou, Kieran Sheridan, Patrick Ferry, Ryan McMahon (0-1), Ronan Docherty, Cormac Toland, Luke Trearty, Connor Gormley, Odhran Coll, Adam Serrinha (2-0), Martin Doyle (0-1), Gavin Grier (1-2), Kane Barrett (0-9), Conor McHugh. Subs: Shane McNamee (1-0) for Gormley (20m), Ryan Toye for Toland (31m), Ryan Spike Flood for McHugh (40m), Paddy Mc Carron for Doyle (47m), Hayden Curran for Afxentiou (47m), Peter Curran for McMahon (48m), Derek Edwards, Dermot Friel, Owen Deely, Jamie-Lee Blaney, James McCallum, Shane Mc Bride*Minor Northen Final*CLG BnaG 2-13 Buncrana 3-3Congratulations to our Minors who emerged as Northern Champions tonight after a thrilling conclusion in Convoy last Thursday night. After missing out on Division 1 status on scoring difference, and on the back of good wins over Burt and Red Hughs, Na Galloglaigh had good momentum going into this game. However, bar an early Kane Barrett point, the boys didn’t carry that momentum into the start of this match and were slow to get going, and when Buncrana got a goal after 16 minutes the boys found themselves behind, 0-2 to 1-1. This goal seemed to shake the lads into life though, and they responded well with points from Kieran Sheridan, Connor Gormley, Adam Serrinha, and 2 more from Barrett to lead at half time by 0-7 to 1-2. Ryan Mcmahon got Na Galloglaigh off to a good start to the second half with a point, before Adam Serrinha hit the back of the net after good work from Ryan Spike Flood to give the boys a 5 point lead. Buncrana had scored 3-12 in their semi final win over Carndonagh so obviously had a potent strikeforce, but the defence, coupled with some wayward shooting, kept the Inishowen men at bay, while on the other hand, Na Galloglaigh forwards were on fire taking some fine scores and only having 2 wides throughout the game. With 5 minutes left on the clock the blues were 1-10 to 1-3 ahead and looking comfortable, and then disaster struck. 2 Buncrana goals in as many minutes left a solitary point between the sides and the game was right in the melting point with 3 minutes remaining. Things got shaky for a while for the lads but with Andreas Afxentiou, Odhrán Coll, Ronan Docherty, Cormac Toland and Gavin Grier shoring up the defence in front of Gavin McFadden they were able to make some vital tackles and interceptions to keep Buncrana from getting an equaliser. Luke Trearty caught some superb ball in midfield to really ease the pressure, while Martin Doyle constantly provided options and tracked back well. Buncrana had a half back sent off in the 59th minute, and Kane Barrett scored the free to ease the pressure somewhat, and when Barrett again and Serrinha scored injury time points the boys looked home and hosed again at 1-13 to 3-3. However, yet another late scare was in store as Buncrana flashed an effort just past the post after 3 minutes of injury time. The boys kept working hard until the final whistle and some great teamwork released Shane McNamee to brilliantly round the keeper to score a goal and really put the game to bed. With the hardwork, dedication, commitment in training and matches, as well as the top class attitude the boys have shown so far this season they fully deserved to take their crown tonight, and will now play Kilcar in the County Semi Final on Monday evening after they were defeated by Bundoran in the Southern decider last night. Time and venue for this match to be confirmed, but it is hoped the great support shown tonight will be matched if not even bettered. Well done again to all involved today. The Club would also like to take this opportunity to thank Eunan Gormley of Lennonside Butchers for the generous sponsorship of polo shirts for todays game, it is much appreciated. Team: Gavin McFadden, Andreas Afxentiou, Kieran Sheridan (0-1), Patrick Ferry, Ryan McMahon (0-1), Ronan Docherty, Cormac Toland, Luke Trearty, Connor Gormley (0-2). Conor Mc Hugh, Adam Serrinha (1-3), Odhran Coll, Gavin Grier, Kane Barrett (0-6), Martin Doyle. Subs: Shane McNamee (1-0) for Ferry (23m), Spike Flood for McHugh (HT), Jamie-Lee Blaney, Owen Deely, Paddy Mc Carron, Hayden Curran, James McCallum, Ryan Toye, Dermot Friel, Shane Mc Bride, Peter Curran*U16s*Gaoth Dobhair 1-5 CLG BnaG 6-9The U16s made it 2 wins from 3 with an impressive victory away to Gaoth Dobhair last Friday. Connor Gormley scored 2-4 from full forward to leave the boys in a good position in 2nd place in Group 3 behind St Eunans. The U16s take on St Michaels tonight (Wednesday) in Dunfanaghy at 7pm, and their final Group 3 game is at home to Fanad Gaels*U4 Training*U14 resume this week with pitch from 4.15-6pm every Tuesday and Friday*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others resumed training on Monday, and will continue every Monday at 8.15pm. Open to all newcomers and past players who are over 18 and not currently playing competitive football. These trainings are fun orientated with the focus on learning the skills of the game and interacting with other women/mothers in the community and providing opportunity to be physically active.*Topaz Cash for Clubs Scheme*Club ID: 10187For any of our members or supporters who clock up a lot of miles Topaz have a ‘Cash for Clubs’ scheme. Collect a card at your local Topaz and each time you top up by €40 get it stamped. When you have your card completed hold on to them and hand them to Barry McNulty to be entered into the draw.*Allianz League Prediction Competition*With 1 week of predictions left Marty and Nicky Boucher are once again top of the table. Special mention to Terry McFadden in third who won a weekly and monthly prize for being top scorer sits in third. Ryan Ferry is in 4th with Michael O’Hara rounding off the top 51. Marty Boucher – 1,7862. Nicky Boucher – 1,7793. Terry McFadden – 1,7784. Ryan Ferry – 1,7685. Michael O’Hara – 1,7216. David Curley – 1,6957. Dean Boyce – 1,6608. Hugh O’Hara – 1,6529. Paddy Peoples – 1,63510. Aodh McCormack – 1,629*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*With 3 weeks to go we currently have 230 codes, enough for some equipment but a long way short of some of the better stuff so we need more collectors! If you see a Lucozade Sports bottle lying around keep it and enter the code as we have a prize for the top collector, currently Richard Evesson is leading the collector list. To enter any codes you may have follow the instructions below:1. Log on to www.lucozadesport.ie/kit-out-project/2. Login or create an account using Facebook, Google (Gmail) or your email details3. To find your team search for ‘CLG Baile na nGalloglach’4. Enter the code that is printed on the bottle, it is underneath the wrapperSo far we have enough for 3 sets of cones, however the next target is water bottles (185 codes)*2015 Membership*The 2015 membership rates were decided at Decembers AGM and are as follows:€200 – Database members (3 panels on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.€100 – Database members (1 panel on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.€70 – Family Membership. Entitled to 2 full adult membership and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.€50 – Senior Ladies (Players). Entitled to one full adult membership.€40 – Adult membership. Entitled to one full adult membership.€30 – Juvenile membership.As well as full family membership database members are:– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– Receive 11 weeks free entry to lotto drawThe Club will only be able to source Donegal tickets for fully paid up members. Membership can be paid to any team manager or member of the Executive Committee, or very easily through our Team App on your mobile phone. This extremely useful app (Team App) can be downloaded from the app store. Complete your registration on download and search for CLG BnaG. Membership can be paid via the ‘Shop/Play Lotto’ option.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14s – Mon & Fri @ 4.15pm (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Pitch)U12 Girls – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch)U10s – Fri @ 7pm (Pitch)U8s – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch)*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 1-3-16-18. No jackpot winner, three match three wins €25 each, Fr. Adrian Gavaghan, Danny Barrett, and Joe O’Donnell. Next weeks Jackpot is €740. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact [email protected], follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD MINORS EARN COMPREHENSIVE VICTORY OVER KILCAR IN COUNTY SEMI-FINAL was last modified: April 22nd, 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:GAAMilfordNoticesSportlast_img read more