尼爾-麥克馬努斯Cushendall人承諾在2023年加入安特里姆吼叫隊

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尼爾-麥克馬努斯Cushendall人承諾在2023年加入安特里姆吼叫隊

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尼爾-麥克馬努斯將繼續為達倫-格里森的安特里姆颶風隊在2023年提供服務。

然而,這位34歲的Cushendall男子現在選擇了繼續他在2007年開始的Saffrons服務。

"我已經和Darren Gleeson談過了。我計劃參與其中,我真的很期待,"麥克馬努斯告訴BBC北愛爾蘭體育頻道。

"安特立姆參與了萊恩斯特錦標賽和國家聯賽第一區的比賽,有一群真正有前途的主要是年輕的吼叫者,我很幸運能參與其中。"

當被問及另一個冬季訓練計劃的前景是否導致對繼續穿上藏紅花球衣產生懷疑時,麥克馬努斯回答說。"每當有人在考慮季前賽時,他們都會有這樣的想法。

"但為安特衛普效力是我無比熱愛的事情,當我的身體允許我這樣做時,我會努力抓住這些機會。"

在與紅花隊的冬季比賽開始之前,麥克馬努斯將在本周晚些時候作為一個50人的GAA團體的一員前往肯尼亞,該團體正在資助一項計劃,在未來一年內在這個東非國家種植一百萬棵樹。

該倡議旨在提高人們對氣候變化的認識,麥克馬努斯和所有其他前往的GAA球員已經在贊助活動中每人籌集了1萬英鎊。

此行還將包括在內羅畢舉行的颶風比賽,因為遊客們旨在向當地人展示一些愛爾蘭文化。

麥克馬努斯補充說:"這將是非洲大陸上第一場有縣際球員參加的重要的GAA比賽,"。

"我們知道,非洲受到了氣候變化的不利影響,尤其是非洲東部和我們西部是大量碳的製造者,所以讓他們首當其衝地感受到我們的氣候災難是不公平的。"

此外,麥克馬努斯將是此行中被邀請參加與肯尼亞奧運選手一起在高海拔地區進行的為期兩天的訓練營的若干投球手之一。


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Neil McManus will continue to make himself available for Darren Gleeson's Antrim hurling squad in 2023.

However, the 34-year-old Cushendall man has now opted to continue his Saffrons service which began in 2007.

"I've spoken to Darren Gleeson. I plan to be involved and I'm really looking forward to it," McManus told BBC Sport Northern Ireland.

"Antrim are involved in the Leinster Championship and Division One of the National League with a really promising group of mainly young hurlers and I'm lucky to be involved."

Asked whether the prospect of another winter training programme had caused to have doubts about continuing on in the Saffron jersey, McManus replied: "Whenever anybody is thinking about pre-season, they have those thoughts.

"But playing for Antrim is something I'm incredibly passionate about and while my body allows me to do it, I'll try to take those opportunities."

Before the winter slog with the Saffrons begins, McManus will head to Kenya later this week as part of a 50-strong GAA group which is funding a programme to plant one million trees in the east African country over the next year.

The initiative is aimed at raising awareness about climate change and McManus and all the other GAA players travelling have raised £10,000 each in a sponsorship drive.

The trip will also include a hurling match in Nairobi as the visitors aim to show the locals some Irish culture.

"It will be the first GAA game of significance with inter-county players on the continent of Africa," added McManus.

"We know that Africa is very adversely affected by climate change and especially eastern Africa and ourselves in the west are the creators of an awful lot of carbon so it's unfair that they should have to feel the brunt of our climate mishaps."

In addition, McManus will be among a number of hurlers on the trip who have been invited to a two-day training camp with Kenyan Olympic runners which will take place at high altitude.

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