In a very soccer instinct, Nelson Semedo made the decision to leave Barça last spring. His substitution at Anfield on the day of 4-0, fattened with the siren calls of Jorge Mendes, who warned him that Simeone was crazy about his bones, formed an explosive cocktail that ended in Abidal and Ramon Planes’ office with the request going out to Atlético de Madrid. Barça reminded him that he had a termination clause of 100 million euros (the smallest in the entire squad, yes) and that he could go the same place that Atlético had been claiming the Antoine Griezmann clause. Barça played poker, because it would have sold Semedo for a figure between 40 and 50 million. But Atlético was not willing to reach those numbers and paid about 25 million for the transfer of Kieran Tripper from Tottenham.The summer ended, then, with Semedo at Barça. And with two asterisks. The first, ownership was ‘guaranteed’. So much so that Valverde announced the passage of Sergi Roberto to midfield (perhaps thinking of Rakitic’s goodbye). And the second, during the season was going to face a contract improvement. Until November, that was the approach. However, Semedo, despite being listed and being a Barça-level player, has also not finished taking the final step to be indisputable. The Portuguese has begun to enter the pools of player that could enter barter. One places him with options to go to Manchester City, which in exchange would give Barça to Cancelo. And meanwhile, in Heliopolis Emerson has begun to flourish. If Barça frees up the extra-community space (Vidal and Arthur can leave), it could have a place in the squad. That option, however, is difficult according to admit sources from the Catalan club. With 111 games at Barça in three seasons (one of them unfinished), Semedo has proven to be a useful and level player. But not a determining side. In fact, he has barely given 10 goal passes in three courses, a very normal and very low figure compared to a player who cost the same as him, a decade earlier that yes. Daniel Alves went from 100 assists at Barça. The fact is that in a club that has ceased to be a finalist with players like this Barça, it opens a door to a transfer or, who knows, if the option to which Semedo (if he gives the green light, yes) reduces operations with the PSG (Neymar), Inter (Lautaro) or Tottenham (Ndombélé). The bottom of the clauses does not have his future assured in Barcelona.
Tir Chonaill A.C. Notes Launch of Cara Bundoran Run 10 mile Challenge 2012 www.carabundoranrun.com Nearly six hundred runners/walkers completed the inaugural Cara Bundoran 10 Mile Challenge in 2011. The local organising committee led by Canice Nicholas and Paddy Donoghue have decided that the race should be even more successful in 2012 and have put a lot of behind the scenes work ensuring that Saturday 10th March 2012 will be a day to remember for all who complete the challenge.A comprehensive race web site – www.carabundoranrun.com supports the race with an online entry system, detailed preparation and training advice from SAF Fitness, plus numerous items of support for the fitness/athletic enthusiast. The race will have Chip Timing Mile Markers – Split Times given at Every MileWater StationsSouvenir Technical Fabric T-Shirt for ALL FINISHERSHigh Quality Goodie Bag for ALL FINISHERSCourse Accurately measured using the Jones MethodOver €2,000 in prize moneyYou are invited to the launch of the the Cara Bundoran 10 mile challenge on Wednesday 2nd November 2011 in the Bundoran Library at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served on the night. Dublin City Marathon Numerous club members will line up at the start of the Dublin City Marathon on Monday next. We wish all the best of luck in the 26 miles plus event and hope that their meticiolous preparations will help them achieve their time and finish goals –good luck to Sean, Vinny, Philomena, Sharon, Linda, Loretta, and Maurice. Cross Country victoriesFintragh, Killybegs, was the venue on Sunday last for Part 1 of the Ulster/Northern Ireland C c/ships. The Under 18 Boys, 5k race, was the most exciting and contested event of the day. Tir Chonaill clubman Mark McGuiness did not go off with the hectic early pace. At halfway he had he had worked his way into a challenging position thirty metres behind leader Ben Brannagh, St Malachys. With 1k to go he and Mark Bonner, Finn Valley, were shoulder to shoulder with the Belfast lad still twenty metres ahead. As the final loop unwound the Dunkineely man gradually moved away from Bonner and began to slowly close the gap on the leader. As the race entered the final 100m McGuinness was still five metres behind Brannagh. Local support is always good and Mark responded and won by the narrowest of margins for what was an outstanding victory. Christopher Doherty 13th, Joe Morris,26th and James Morris 28th gave the club team a points total of 68pts for 4th place behind Finn Valley,37pts City of Derry,64pts and St Malachy’s 66ptsThe men’s club novice team of Richard McCarthy, Sean McManus, Oliver Thomas and Johnnie Ward also put in a very performance in a race that had over 84 finishers.All the results are here by clicking the following links: Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs Novice Men Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs Novice WomenResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U 14 GIrls Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U 16 Boys Copy of Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U 18 BoysCopy of Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U10 BoysResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U10 Girls Results2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U12 BoysResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U12 GirlsResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U14 BoysResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U16 GirlsResults2011-EvenAgeXCKillybegs U18 GirlsClub AGM –The club AGM,schedules for Fri 4th Novemeber has been cancelled due to a recent bereavement in the club.A new date will be published and notified to members shortly.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comEAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC REPORT was last modified: October 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:TIR CHONAILL AC NOTES