Telltale’s treatment of staff “a problem endemic in the industry”

first_img 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyShow all comments (8)Richard Browne Head of External Projects, Digital Extremes2 years ago The biggest element would be healthcare coverage through the union and not the employer ; in the US these people are high and dry, decent family coverage runs $1500 a month – where the hell do you find that when your paycheck just got stopped. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyNicholas Lovell Founder, Gamesbrief2 years ago @Cal Janik-Jones: I worry that unions would make this “problematic managers” problem worse. The idea that you can make a company “run better” by unionising seems flawed. Most games companies are dependent on a handful of large contracts. Chucking union reps into the middle of these problems seems unlikely to help.I do believe that we should have games unions. I think they can help with standard terms and conditions, with helping workers understand what is appropriate (and how to fight for it) and so on. I also believe that unions will make these kind of collapses *more* common not less; it’s just that I believe that the other benefits are worth having enough to justify the downside. 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDan Amrich Community Developer, Ubisoft2 years ago For those ex-Telltale employees who are affected by this, Ubisoft is hosting a small event today at BJ’s in San Rafael, on the patio. All affected Telltale employees are welcome to join for drinks and snacks at 4:30pm — we’re hiring and we might be able to help each other out. 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyHugo Trepanier Senior Game Designer, Ludia2 years ago Nicholas, I presume a large-scale union would help relocate staff to other studios, not just within a single studio. I’m not sure how that would work out in markets that can’t support the workforce, again I only suppose relocation services would have to be offered. Or this would likely create major development hubs in select cities, much like Hollywood is today. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyNicholas Lovell Founder, Gamesbrief2 years ago @Hugo Trepanier: I’m not sure that a union would help here, with the relocation of staff. I mean, it would be better to have someone co-ordinating that not having someone, but job hunting doesn’t seem like a positive reason for a union to me. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyNicholas Lovell Founder, Gamesbrief2 years ago @Richard Browne: is that common in the US? For the union to pay for healthcare not the employer? Or is that emergency cover in circumstances like this? (I’m from the UK, thank the Lord I don’t believe in for the NHS). 1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyCal Janik-Jones QA & Localization, DrinkBox Studios2 years ago @Nicholas Lovell: a number of articles came out earlier this year that attested to a long history of toxic management at Telltale. The hope with unionization is that not only severance, relocation, and healthcare (like Richard and Hugo mentioned) be guaranteed for workers, but also that problematic managers and workplace culture can be confronted long before crunch burns a studio out. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. Telltale’s treatment of staff “a problem endemic in the industry”Pro-union group Game Workers Unite lambasts Telltale for cutting staff with no severance pay or healthcareMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 24th September 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe pro-union organisation Game Workers Unite has categorised the treatment of laid off staff at Telltale as, “a problem endemic in the industry.”In a post on its website, Game Workers Unite criticised Telltale for leaving a reported 225 people in the position of being, “denied pay and healthcare without notice or severance, left vulnerable in an area with an extremely high cost of living.” It also added that, “some of those workers were just recently hired.”These claims are consistent with reports – mostly on Twitter – from members of staff who were affected by extensive layoffs at the studio last week. Character artist Brandon Cebenka said, “None of my sleepless nights or long hours on weekends trying to ship a game on time got me severance today. Don’t work overtime unless you’re paid for it, y’all… Companies don’t care about you.””None of my sleepless nights or long hours on weekends trying to ship a game on time got me severance today” Former Telltale artist Brandon CebenkaNarrative designer Emily Grace Buck offered even more detail, suggesting that the actual number of layoffs was closer to 250 people, and reiterating that there was no severance pay, or healthcare beyond a single week. She supported the claim that some employees had started “as recently as a week ago”, with at least one having “relocated cross country.””Due to the insanely high cost of living in the Bay Area relative to payscale, many of my… colleagues were living paycheck to paycheck and do not know what they are going to do to make ends meet this month,” she added.Game Workers Unite, which was established to further the cause of unionising the games industry, described Telltale’s executives as “incompetent” and “exploitative” based on the nature of the studio’s decline and its treatment of the workforce. It also referenced an article from The Verge in March this year, which painted a troubling picture of the studio’s internal culture.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “This problem is not isolated to only Telltale or the executives there – this is a problem that we see time and time again throughout the industry; and we will continue to see as long as management is able to take advantage of workers,” the statement read. “Just within the past month we’ve seen three major studio closures. The system for creating games is broken, and it will result in the collapse of many other beloved studios in the future.”If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesAdopt Me developers unveil new studio, Uplift GamesTeam behind hit Roblox game has grown to over 40 employeesBy Danielle Partis 11 hours agoDeveloper wins against Grand Theft Auto DMCA takedownTake-Two loses claim to reversed-engineered source made by fansBy Danielle Partis 15 hours agoLatest comments (8)Nicholas Lovell Founder, Gamesbrief2 years ago While I agree with “The system for creating games is broken, and it will result in the collapse of many other beloved studios in the future”, it is not clear how unionising would have stopped this.I am broadly supportive of the unionisation of the games industry, but it would be good to understand how it would help. It seems likely to help when a team gets canned at the end of a project. It seems unlikely to help when a studio goes bust.last_img read more

Santa Monica mega-portfolio officially hits market

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Email Address* Full Name* Message* Neil Shekhter (Shekhter by Kevin Scanlon; iStock)It’s official: The largest multifamily development opportunity in Santa Monica in a generation is now on the market.WSC Communities’ 23-parcel portfolio, entitled for the development of over 2,100 units and over 1 million square feet of residential space, is being billed by the brokers as a chance for a buyer to become the largest multifamily landlord in Santa Monica, controlling about 7 percent of the city’s market-rate inventory.WSC is controlled by the family of prominent Westside landlord Neil Shekhter, and led by CEO Scott Walter. Shekhter declined to comment. In December, The Real Deal first reported that WSC was testing the market for the portfolio.“Never has there been an opportunity to acquire a development portfolio of this size in Southern California, never mind Santa Monica,” state the marketing materials, which were reviewed by TRD. No pricing guidance was provided.The materials tout the project’s “reduced affordable component,” because many of the entitlements were secured before Santa Monica’s heightened affordability requirements were put in place.“If proposed today these projects would have to provide 30% on-site affordable housing or 35% off-site affordable housing,” the materials state, compared to the 20 percent requirement in place.The portfolio is also entitled for over 200,000 square feet of commercial space. The addresses include 1430 Lincoln Boulevard, 1325 6th Street, 1437 6th Street and 1318 Lincoln Blvd. All but two of the sites – 1520 7th Street and 3025 Olympic Boulevard – are entitled.A Walker & Dunlop team of Blake Rogers, Javier Rivera, Alexandra Caniglia and Hunter Combs is handling the sale.There were just $6.1 billion in total L.A. metro multifamily deals as of December 2020, according to Savills, down from $13.2 billion last year. Still, the portfolio in play here could upend the hierarchy among Southern California’s residential landlords: The entire city of Santa Monica has just under 37,000 rental units.Contact Hiten Samtanilast_img read more

Chicago Police Officer and Teen Wounded, Suspect Killed in Shootout

first_imgThe bullet that struck the wounded officer penetrated and exited his skull, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted. The officer’s skull was fractured and he had blood on his brain, Dr. Marius Katilius, of Illinois Masonic Medical Center, said later at the news conference, noting that the officer was in serious but stable condition. Chicago officers were waiting when the 32-year-old suspect exited a highway on the city’s northwest side and he fired on their vehicles, wounding a 46-year-old officer before fleeing into a nearby music store, police said. CHICAGO (AP) – A suspected bank robber shot a Chicago police officer in the head, badly wounding him, before another officer killed the suspect in a shootout in which a teenage bystander was wounded, authorities said. Police work the scene at North Lowell Ave and West Irving Park Road in Chicago on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, where a Chicago police officer was shot and wounded in a gun battle near the Kennedy Expressway. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP) A bank teller slipped a tracker into the bag of money and police managed to arrest one of the suspects following a brief foot chase a short time after the robbery. The other suspect stole a couple’s car at gunpoint, though, and drove off toward Chicago with police in pursuit, Des Plaines police Chief William Kushner said. Police work the scene at North Lowell Ave and West Irving Park Road in Chicago on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, where a Chicago police officer was shot and wounded in a gun battle near the Kennedy Expressway. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP) Des Plaines officers followed the suspect into the store and killed him during a shootout in which a 15-year-old boy who was getting a piano lesson was also wounded, police said. The teen was shot in the arm and stomach and was hospitalized in stable condition. It wasn’t clear whose bullets struck the boy. The chaotic chain of events began late Tuesday afternoon when two men robbed a bank in the suburb of Des Plaines, police said at a news conference hours later. Police didn’t release the names of the two suspects, the teen or the wounded officer, though Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the officer has received more than 100 departmental awards “for his exemplary police work.”last_img read more

Vermont awarded $1.8 million to transform abandoned industrial sites across state into community assets

first_imgUS Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch Wednesday announced that six Vermont organizations will be receiving a share of $1.8 million from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help assess, clean up, and reuse polluted industrial sites. Leahy, Sanders and Welch said the EPAs Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grant program has helped dozens of Vermont communities turn old contaminated industrial sites into parks, housing, and new business opportunities — creating jobs and cleaning up the environment.  The EPA awarded the following organizations grants Wednesday:·         City of Burlington: A $200,000 grant to enable the City of Burlington to work with the community and other stakeholders to develop an area-wide plan and implementation strategy for the Railyard Enterprise brownfield area.·         New England Youth Theater, Brattleboro:  Two $200,000 grants totaling $400,000 to clean up two adjoining sites, 100 Flat Street and 56 Elm Street. ·         Northwest Regional Planning Commission, St. Albans:  Two $200,000 assessment grants totaling $400,000 for use across Franklin and Grand Isle Counties to help communities complete environmental site assessments in preparation of clean up.·         Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, Windsor:  A $200,000 assessment grant which will be used across Southern Windsor County to complete environmental site assessments and to create clean up plans.·         Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Montpelier:  Two $200,000 assessment grants totaling $400,000 for use statewide to complete environmental site assessments and to create clean up plans. ·         Windham Regional Commission, Brattleboro: Two $200,000 grants totaling $400,000 to conduct environmental site assessments in Windham County.In a joint statement, Leahy, Sanders and Welch said:  Vermont communities have hundreds of former industrial sites that remain unused because of development obstacles such as pollution.  These grants help these communities turn lemons into lemonade, turning underused industrial wastelands into community assets where people can work, live and play.WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, May 8) Congressional delegationlast_img read more

Public Works & Ports Minister reveals plans

first_img 289 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Public Works & Ports Minister reveals plans by: Government Information Service – January 2, 2015center_img Tweet Share Minister for Public Works and Ports, Ian PinardThe Hon. Minister for Public Works and Ports, Ian Pinard is ready to deliver in his capacity as Minister. GIS News recently spoke with Hon. Pinard regarding priority areas for his ministry in the new term.Hon. Pinard says Government will pay significant attention to road networks on the East Coast.“We have to concentrate on the East Coast; the Pond Casse to Delices road as well as the road to Castle Bruce, Petite Soufriere and the Kalinago Territory. We’ll also look at the re-development of Roseau and Portsmouth. Some of the projects for the Roseau re-development have already started and hopefully in 2015 we will see more progress.”He says Government has already voiced its commitment to have one hundred percent of main roads on the island in good condition by the year 2020.Despite the challenges ahead, the Hon Minister believes if all stakeholders work together, then success in achieving the plans for his Ministry can be attained.Contracts have also been signed for the rehabilitation of the Woodbridge Bay Port in Fond Cole and the port at the Cabrits in Portsmouth. Hon. Pinard says a ground-breaking ceremony will take place come January 2015.It is not Hon. Pinard’s first time as a Parliamentarian, but his first time as a minister. Before being sworn in Hon. Pinard worked at Petro Caribe and Dominica Lotteries Commission. He says he brings to the table a wealth of experience from the private sector.“It’s always good when you come into the Government [the private sector]. You bring new ideas in terms of what the private sector needs to the government. Normally the Government doesn’t operate like the private sector so you bring that zeal and enthusiasm into the Ministry and with that enthusiasm if we work together we can achieve quite a bit.”Hon. Pinard says plans laid out by Dominica Labour Party Administration for the development of infrastructure and the improvement of access on the island will serve as a guide for his term in office.last_img read more

Spark missing but Croatia still advance to quarter-finals

first_imgNIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, (Reuters) – Croatia showed none of the spark that marked their romp through the group phase but still did enough to edge Denmark in their round-of-16 clash yesterday and ensure they will take on Russia in the World Cup quarter-finals next weekend.  They triumphed 3-2 on post-match penalties after a 1-1 stalemate at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, having squandered a chance to wrap up the match five minutes from the end of extra time, though they had come back after conceding in the first minute. Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel made a brilliant stop to deny Luka Modric’s penalty in extra time and then saved twice more in the post-match shootout but still came out on the losing side as Croatia now go to Sochi to meet the hosts, who had earlier on Sunday knocked out Spain in similar fashion. Modric put aside the anguish of squandering what surely would have been the match winner to bravely step up again in the shootout and convert one of his team’s kicks.“It can happen that you miss a penalty but I am fascinated with his determination to shoot after he missed in extra time,” said Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic.TRUE CAPTAIN “He took the responsibility as a true captain and it speaks volumes for Luka. He said it himself `I’m going to take a penalty in the shootout`. Can you imagine if he had not scored? But he is a great player.”Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic made three saves in the shootout –- only the second to do so in World Cup history after Portugal’s Ricardo against England in 2006.“He was our hero tonight, he saved three penalties in a shootout,” said Dalic. “You don’t see that every day. He pulled us through when we needed him most.”It was a game that started with two chaotic goals and finished with high drama but in between was banal and pedestrian.Mathias Jorgensen took all of 57 seconds to breach the Croatia defence at the end of a long throw-in by Jonas Knudsen, stabbing at the ball with his left foot as he took it off team mate Thomas Delaney to score the quickest goal of the tournament. The lead lasted one minute and 52 seconds and there was an element of comedy to the equaliser for Mario Mandzukic.PINBALL EFFECTA kick across the Danish defence was firmly cleared by Henrik Dalsgaard but straight into the face of team mate Andreas Christensen, creating a pinball effect that saw the ball fall for Mandzukic, who then expertly turned it into the net from just metres out. Chances thereafter were rare and play was repeatedly broken with Denmark’s defence resolute but their occasional attacks languid, and talisman Christian Eriksen missed a telling contribution.Croatia sparked only occasionally too.“It was really the small margins that decided it,” said Denmark coach Age Hareide.“We had a fair chance to win against Croatia. I think we did well to stop them playing given they have very good players.” Croatia had catapulted themselves into the category of ‘strong outside bet’ for World Cup glory after impressive group wins but Russian fans will now have more confidence in their team’s chances in the next round.“I am going to say to my lads that we will now be playing the best team in the World Cup,” said Dalic about Saturday’s quarter-final.“We must not be arrogant, it will be a huge test for us. But we have come so far, we do not intend to stop here, but I’m sure Russia thinks the same.”last_img

Teen Gauf Sets up 3rd Round Clash with Defending Champion Osaka

first_imgJapanese third seed Osaka put a “childish” outburst behind her to beat Saisai Zheng 6-2 6-4 before 15-year-old Gauff saw off Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.The world number 67 was 3-0 down in the deciding set but fought back to win 4-6 6-3 7-5 in two hours and six minutes.“It’s amazing,” said Gauff. “Honestly, I didn’t think I would get so much support in Australia. I was down 3-0 and you really made me believe.”Osaka, 22, went through in straight sets but threw her racquet on the floor and kicked it after China’s Zheng broke her serve in the second.“My racquet just magically flew out of my hand,” joked Osaka, who won in one hour and 20 minutes.“I couldn’t control it, I think that’s how I dealt with my frustration.“It was a bit childish. I just want to play one match without throwing my racquet or kicking it. That’s all I want.”Still on the women’s singles, Serena Williams said she was frustrated by her own form as she overcame Slovenian Tamara Zidansek with a patchy performance to reach the third round.The 38-year-old American, bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, won 6-2 6-3 in 78 minutes.However, Williams squandered 0-40 leads in successive Zidansek second-set service games before pulling clear.“I made so many errors in a row and had to battle through my own internal problems,” said Williams.In the men’s category, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both enjoyed comfortable wins to reach the third round of the Australian Open.Federer beat world number 41 Filip Krajinovic of Serbia 6-1 6-4 6-1 to maintain his bid to match Djokovic’s seven Australian Open titles.The Swiss, 38, wrapped up victory in 92 minutes and will face Australia’s John Millman next.Djokovic, the defending champion, dismissed Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito 6-1 6-4 6-2 in 95 minutes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram AUSTRALIAN OPEN*Serena, Nadal, Djokovic cruise into 3rd RoundAmerican teenager Coco Gauff recovered from a set down to set up a meeting with defending champion Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open last 32.World number one Ashleigh Barty also reached the third round on Wednesday. Coco Gauff is making her first appearance at the Australian Openlast_img read more

Aguero sits out Argentina training; Messi and Di Maria work on set plays

first_img Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET EFE He picked up the knock in his country’s 1-0 win over Uruguay on Tuesday night. Although he trained the following day, it was deemed best he took a breather on Friday.  Manchester City striker Aguero didn’t take part at all because of a pain in his shoulder.  Sergio Aguero did not train on Friday, while Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria practiced free kicks away from the rest of their Argentina teammates. center_img On the pitch next to where the rest of the squad was training, Messi and Di Maria worked on dead ball situation with Sergio Romero in goal.  19/06/2015 Argentina have four points from two games in Group B at the Copa America and will take on Jamaica, who have lost both their matches, in their final game this weekend.last_img read more

2017 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship Launched

first_imgRound                        DateVenue Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship 2017 Fixtures Borg Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship 5Winners 1 v winners 221 June 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) Bord Gáis Energy U-21 Ambassadors Unveiled 2Armagh v Down19 July 2017Athletic Grounds Semi Finals Quarter Finals 1Kildare v Carlow31 May 2017Newbridge Ulster Final Winner 1 v winner 2 4Dublin v Kilkenny31 May 2017Nowlan Park (LIVE TG4) 1Tipperary v Limerick22 June 2017Gaelic Grounds Limerick (LIVE TG4) 2Clare v winner of 112 July 2017Semple Stadium Thurles or Gaelic Grounds  Limerick  (LIVE TG4) 6Winners 3 v winners 421 June 2017 1Derry v Antrim19 July 2017Owenbeg 2Wexford v Offaly31 May 2017Wexford Munster Final RoundDateVenue 2Leinster v Ulster19 August 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) Semi Finals 1Galway v Munster19 August 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) All Ireland Semi-Finalscenter_img The competition will ramp up on Wednesday 31 May with four Leinster quarter finals played across the province.Sponsors and longstanding supporters of the U-21 grade, Bord Gáis Energy introduced a number of fresh faces to their ambassador line up for the 2017 season.  Following in the footsteps of previous ambassadors such as Liam Rushe, Richie Hogan and Tony Kelly are Peter Casey (Limerick), Luke Meade (Cork), Patrick Curran (Waterford), Billy McCarthy (Tipperary), Aron Shanaghar (Clare), Shane Barrett (Dublin), Liam Blanchfield (Kilkenny), Aaron Maddock (Wexford), and Thomas Monaghan (Galway). Christy McNaughton was the Antrim representative at today’s launch.These ambassadors will join Bord Gáis Energy’s line up of #HurlingToTheCore ambassadors revealed earlier this month; Joe Canning, Conor McDonald and Munster Rugby star Simon Zebo. #HurlingToTheCore celebrates Bord Gáis Energy’s belief that hurling is more than a sport or pastime – it is deeply ingrained in Irish history and stitched into our national identity.Ambassadors play a crucial role in bringing the U-21 Championship to life through #HurlingToTheCore on Bord Gáis Energy’s social media channels. Fans will be able to access key match statistics from each U-21 ambassador after games, along with highlights showing the best of the action across Bord Gáis Energy’s Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube throughout the Championship.TG4 will broadcast eleven games over the course of the 2017 Championship, and fans will once again be able to nominate their Man of the Match via Twitter using the #LaochBGE hashtag during televised matches.Speaking ahead of the launch Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail said:“Bord Gáis Energy‘s huge commitment to hurling is very clear to see through their sponsorships across the Senior Hurling Championship, U-21 Championship and the GAA Legend’s tour series. They play an integral role in promoting the game and its players to fans all around the country.”“Once again we can expect some great games at this level and you only have to go back to last season’s Championship to see how high the standard is. There will undoubtedly be many games to keep supporters on the edge of their seats throughout the summer.”Communications Manager at Bord Gáis Energy, Irene Gowing commented; “We base our sponsorships on what is important to our customers and hurling most certainly matters to them. In 2017, we have expanded our association with the GAA to include the Senior Hurling Championship however the U-21 grade is still as important as ever to us. Its knockout nature, along with the passion and skill of the players, makes these games so exciting to watch. “We’re committed to continuing to give our customers exclusive experiences throughout the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship.  We focus on bringing them as close to the action as possible through our Rewards Club, whether that’s through presenting Man of the Match awards live on TG4, welcoming the players to the pitch as flag bearers, or attending special Q&A sessions with players at the All-Ireland stages of the competition.2017 marks Bord Gáis Energy’s ninth year as sponsor of the U-21 Hurling Championship. The company were also announced as sponsors of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in January of this year, cementing their long association with the GAA, and particularly hurling.  Bord Gáis Energy are also sponsors of the GAA Legends Tours at Croke Park.For news, updates and competitions, fans should check out and look out for #HurlingToTheCore on all of Bord Gáis Energy’s social media channels. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 3Prel. winners v Laois31 May 2017Meath/Westmeath 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Ulster GAA Hurling U- 21 Championship B Final 4Winner of 2 v winner of 326 July 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Hurling U- 21 Championship RoundDateVenue The 2017 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 All-Ireland Championship was officially launched at an event in Bord Gáis Energy offices in Dublin today.  A new line up of ambassadors for this year’s competition was also announced. 14 September 2013; The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling Under 21 All-Ireland Championship trophy . Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling Under 21 All-Ireland ‘A’ Championship Final, Antrim v Clare, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE All Ireland Finals 3Winner 1 v winner 2TBCTBC Semi Finals Leinster Final 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Leinster GAA Hurling U-21 Championship 7Winners 5 v winners 65 July 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) Quarter Finals 9 September 2017TBC (LIVE TG4) 3Waterford v Cork13 July 2017Waterford venue  (LIVE TG4) Round 9 September 2017TBC (LIVE TG4)last_img read more

MATCH TRACKER – National Football League Galway V Mayo

first_imgRoll on May 13th. Thanks for your company – Gerry Murphy Welcome to our Sunday Sport MATCH TRACKER of the National Football League match between Galway & Mayo at Pearse Stadium. 2pm. What a game!“Galway are now a proper Division 1 team” – Barry CullinaneEamonn Brannigan is the Galway Bay FM Man of the Match.FULL TIME: GALWAY 1-13 MAYO 0-1170+9. Jason Doherty points a close in free. Galway 1-13 Mayo 0-1170+7 James Brennan points for Mayo. Galway 1-13 Mayo 0-1070+6 Galway go down the field and Eamonn Brannigan points. Galway 1-13 Mayo 0-9Diarmuid O’Connor take retribution with a clothes-lines tackle on Eoghan Kerin….he gets a second yellow!..He’s offOhhhhhh….Killian O’Connor hits Eoghan Kerin off the ball. Straight RED. Both teams down to 14There will be 8 minutes of added time. We have 2 playedAdrian Varley come in for Barry McHughPaul Conroy gets a second yellow car…he’s off.Here we go again. It’s all kicking off. More handbags!Referee flashes at least four yellow cards….to who, we haven’t go a clue!Referee, Umpires and linesmen are having a committee meeting!65′ Both teams are involved in a big ‘bust up’ in the Galway back line. Everyone get in on the act. No fists flying!Almost 10.000 people in Pearse Stadium for this match.62′ Another move started from Rory Lavelle’s kick out ends with Eamonn Brannigan pointing. Galway 1-12 Mayo 0-961′ Killian O’Connor with another free narrows the gap. Galway 1-11 Mayo 0-9Tom Flynn is on for Peter Cooke59′ Yet another good moves sees Eamonn Brannigan finishing with a point. Galway 1-11 Mayo 0-855′ Galway making all the right decisions here. Another clever move see Barry McHugh add another point. Galway 1-10 Mayo 0-853′ Killian O’Connor point a free for Mayo. Galway 1-9 Mayo 0-851′ Clever play from Galway. They win a free….take it quick….get another closer in. Barry McHugh taps it over. Galway 1-9 Mayo 0-748′ High tackle? Diarmuid O’Connor on Damien Comer. Yellow Card for the Mayo man.46′ Galway respond with another super point from Paul Conroy following a great kickout from Rory Lavelle. Galway 1-8 May 0-746′ Mayo turn over the ball and race down the field. Colm Boyle points. Galway 1-7 Mayo 0-744′ Clever, patient play from Galway ends with Paul Conroy kicking a great point. Galway 1-7 Mayo 0-643′ Mayo win a free…it’s brought closer to the goals for backchat. Killian O’Connor punishes Galway. Galway 1-6 Mayo 0-641′ Great break from the backs by Galway right up the whole length of the field and Johnny Heaney take a lovely point. Galway 1-6 Mayo 0-539′ Barry McHugh takes the free and stretches the Galway lead to three points again. Galway 1-5 Mayo 0-537′ It will be free in for Galway but there is a stoppage in play as a Mayo player receives attention. Ger Mc Donagh comes inPatrick Sweeney makes way for Sean ArmstrongSECOND HALF UNDERWAY – Sean Armstrong comes on for GalwayMayo will ply with the aid of the wind in the second half“Galway are not in awe of Mayo, but still have a lot of work to do” – Frank MorrisHALF TIME Galway 1-4 Mayo 0-535+1′ Killian O’Connor adds a point for Mayo from a free with the last kick of part 1There will be 1 minute of added time at the end of the first halfMayo are also guilty of poor shot selection and wasting possession.Galway are creating a few more chances but not converting.Things are getting a bit messy out there. Lots of pulling and dragging off the ballYellow Card for Barry McHughJohnny Heaney & Kevin McLoughlin Yellow Cards.23′ Diarmuid O’Connor closes the gap again. Galway 1-4 Mayo 0-4Eoghan Kerin & Jason Doherty get Yellow Cards20′ Paddy Durkan gets a good point back for Mayo. It is their first from play. Galway 1-4 Mayo 0-319′ Shane Walsh adds a point from a free. Galway 1-4 Mayo 0-218′ GOAL for Galway. Barry McHugh with a fantastic finish gives David Clarke no chance. Galway 1-3 May 0-217′ Another free in for Mayo. This time Kevin McLoughlin taps it over. Galway 0-3 Mayo 0-215′ Quality score from Shane Walsh. He runs from half way and splits the posts. Galway 0-3 Mayo 0-113′ Easy free for Killian O’Connor in front of the posts. First point for Mayo. Galway 0-2 Mayo 0-18′ This time Sean Andy drives forward from full back, finds Comer in space. Same result! Galway 0-2 Mayo 0-07 Mins: Great pass from Paul Conroy sets up Damien Comer for the first point of the game. Galway 0-1 Mayo 0-02.02pm. Game On!Monaghan v Kerry, Cavan v Meath, Sligo v Fermanagh, Derry v Offaly all postponed following pitch inspections.Our sympathy goes to Mayo’s Andy Moran and the Moran family on the sad passing of Andy’s father Vincent yesterday. May he R.I.P.Barry McHugh starts on the Galway teamAfter an 8.30am pitch inspection the game does go ahead this afternoonprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more