Ever fancied walking to the top of Barnesmore Gap?

first_imgFriends of the Glens have organised a host of walking events locally over the last few years.They are grateful to those local people who came along to join them on their treks. Increasingly, walkers from other regions are travelling to support them also.It is apt then that they organise a walk further afield. Together with Killygordon Trek and Trail, Friends of the Glens have organised a two hour guided walk along gravelled paths to the top of Barnesmore Gap, close to Donegal Town for this Sunday (30th April), Walkers are invited to meet at Biddy’s O’ Barnes at 10am (registration from 9.45am).A gradual ascent to experience breath-taking views of Tyrone and Donegal. Everyone most welcome! Cost £5. Soup and roll back by the turf fire at Biddy’s on return: More details available on Friends of the Glens on Facebook or call Sean on 07810796262.Ever fancied walking to the top of Barnesmore Gap? was last modified: April 25th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:Barnesmore GapBiddysdonegalWALKlast_img read more

OU Athletic Director Says Big 12 Expansion Is Dead (For Now)

first_imgThis should not come as a surprise — was the Big 12 really going to add Colorado State and UConn? — but it also got buried a little bit in the July 4th festivities and that tall, lanky fellow moving to the Bay Area.“There aren’t any signs that we’ll talk anymore about expansion for a little while,” OU AD Joe Castiglione told CBS Sports. “We don’t have a timeline on it.”Dennis Dodd of CBS continues.Castiglione is one of two high-placed sources to tell CBS Sports Big 12 expansion is over. The other source, who preferred to remain anonymous, said expansion was dead regarding “those teams.” That’s a reference to usual group of schools attached to the Big 12 that includes BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Colorado State, UConn, Houston and Memphis.This from Castiglione is sort of a more emphatic way of saying what Burns Hargis said earlier this year.“So it’s not a simple decision,” Hargis told the Tulsa World. “On the one hand, do you do it at all? And then, two, if you do, who are you going to get? Then you get into all kinds of geography issues and brand issues and time zone issues.“So it’s a very complicated analysis and I don’t think anybody feels an urgency to do this. I think everybody’s being very deliberate. It’s been written about, the studies, the consultants we’ve had looking at all of this. I could try to be clever and say I don’t know, but I don’t have to be clever because I don’t know. I really don’t. I don’t even know, I couldn’t tell you if you had a vote tomorrow, what it would be.”We can all agree that this is the proper move, right? OSU is already making $36M a year on its digital content distribution. And the conference could have earned more money as a whole, but almost all of that would have gone to the new teams added to the conference. CBS suggested that the Big 12 could potentially re-negotiate its contracts with ESPN and Fox for the remainder of those deals to make all teams more money.But does anyone think that’s happening with what’s going on at ESPN? The answer to that is “um, no.” And once again Hargis nails it.“I think [the Big 12 is] very strong,” Hargis told the Tulsa World. “We have a grant of rights through 2025, so eight more years. We have a great TV deal. This championship game is going to be a plus, not only financially, but I think it’ll give us maybe another data point that can get us into the final four.”The Big 12 is probably going away in a decade or so, but it’s not that bad right now with how much money it is distributing and the re-introduction of the Big 12 title game (financially anyway). I’m still for OSU bailing early before the ship runs into the reef, but if this is our lot for now, there are much, much places we could be.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more