Following an injury-plagued season, which culminated with a disappointing semi-final finish at the just-concluded World Athletics Championships, former Olympic 200 metres bronze medallist Warren Weir has vowed to put in some big performances in 2016. “Firstly, I must say things could be worse; I came out injured, but it’s not as bad as it could have been, it was a good season for the country. “I had my ups and downs – the down was not making the finals (200m World Championships), but I must give thanks to the ups – getting a World Relay (4x200m) gold medal; so I have to give thanks for all that I was able to do,” he said. “This was my second World Championship; it wasn’t the best. As a matter of fact, I considered it a failure, but everyone knows the injuries that I have been going through. But I will be ready for next year,” he swore. The 2013 World Championship 200 metres silver medallist revealed that he is still undergoing treatment, but is determined to leave his mark on the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and promises to put in a lot of extra work. He also wants to add more muscles to strengthen his slender frame. “I am still under treatment, but I’m looking to move ahead. But there is no rush to get back to top form, as it’s a long season and I’m taking it slowly as it has been steady progress and I will be fully fit and ready to go (when new season comes around),” he reasoned. “I am really looking forward to going to Rio and not only to put on a show, but to put on what I would say is an Oscar performance. I am looking forward to the Olympics and looking to really put it together at the Olympic Games. “So there will be a lot of extra work, a lot of new things going into training, a lot of new things we are trying for next season and we are looking to put on some bulk (muscle), not a massive bulk, but I am looking to put on some mass, so you will see me,” he added.
Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has broken his silence over allegations Paddy McBrearty was bitten by a Dublin player during last month’s league tie.McGuinness confirmed his player was bitten by Kevin O’Brien, who escaped a three match ban because McBrearty did not attend a disciplinary hearing.“Patrick is the victim in this,” said McGuinness. “We wanted him to go (to give evidence) but he is 19 years of age and did not want to go, that’s the bottom line.”Donegal were criticised by GAA President Liam O’Neill for not seeing the case through.However McGuinness believes the Central Hearings Committee should not have needed a personal hearing from McBrearty to charge O’Brien.“It wasn’t up to Patrick in my opinion to win the case for them,” he stated. “They had all the information.“Our doctor confirmed he was bit. The Dublin doctor confirmed he was bit. The hospital who took him in confirmed he was bit.“The player in question apologised to him after the game for what he had done.“We wanted him to go (to the hearing) but he felt he had said everything he had to say and put it in the report what had happened.“The President of the GAA is a schoolteacher and should know someone of that age is not fully developed and fully mature and doesn’t want to get into a court room situation.” McGUINNESS SLAMS GAA OVER HANDLING OF ‘BITE-GATE’ AFFAIR was last modified: May 10th, 2013 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)