Soccer lovers throng Goa beaches in monsoon

first_imgPanaji, Jun 28 (PTI) As monsoon picks up and tourist activities cease on the shoreline, football enthusiasts have started to throng Goa beaches turning them into mini football ground.During monsoon, the temporary beach shacks are dismantled and commercial activity on the seashore ceases, leaving the entire coast for the soccer lovers to take over by dusk for playing Goans favourite game.While spate of incessant rains around Calangute beach has crippled the normal life, it has not stopped local youths from kicking the ball on the sands.”Its a fun to play football on the beach than on the ground. Here you can dive and play without the fear of getting hurt. It is crazy,” said 30-year-old Joel Afonso, who works as a manager for a three-star resort.He says being tourist-lean season, there is no much work at the resort and he can spare some time to play his favourite sport.Afonso is among several youths in Calangute who have grown up playing football on the main ground of the village and shifting the game to seashore during monsoon.Calangute village has produced football veterans like Bruno Coutinho, who was skipper of Indian team for around one-and-half decade.”I still remember running in waist-deep water in the sea to increase my endurance during my initial days of the career. If you play on the beach, you get fitter. Fitness is the key of success in this game,” Coutinho told PTI today.The former Indian captain, an Arjuna awardee, still prefers to kick a ball on the beach whenever he gets time.advertisement”It is the fun and fitness that you get when youplay on the beach,” he said. (MORE) PTI RPS ARS TIR SSBlast_img read more

Cheap flights carrier Ryanair will launch 13 new f

first_imgCheap flights carrier Ryanair will launch 13 new flights from Trapani in Sicily following the announcement it is to base two new aircraft at the airport.From March next year, the airline will launch new flights to Billund, Bratislava, Cagliari, Eindhoven, Genoa, Gothenburg, Ibiza and Karlsruhe, while routes to Krakow, Maastricht, Memmingen, Trieste and Valencia will also be introduced.In addition, Ryanair will increase frequencies on its flights to Brussels Charleroi, Frankfurt Hahn and Dusseldorf Weeze, while routes from Trapani to Bari, Brindisi and Madrid will remain in operation during the winter months.Ida Buonanno, the carrier’s sales and marketing executive, said the new and increased routes will result in approximately two million passengers passing through the Sicilian city each year.”Ryanair is delighted to announce two new aircraft and 13 new routes to/from Trapani from March which will allow Ryanair to deliver more low fares, competition and choice to even more Italian consumers/visitors,” she commented.Earlier this week, Ryanair announced its intention to open its 37th base at Oslo Rygge in Norway from March next year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedRyanair to launch new flights from Bristol and LiverpoolFrom March 28th, the airline will launch flights to Faro, Gdansk, Palma de Mallorca, Venice Treviso and ValenciaRyanair to launch three new routes from CharleroiRyanair to launch three new routes from CharleroiFlights to Ibiza, Nantes and Pisa on offer by RyanairFlights to Ibiza, Nantes and Pisa on offer by Ryanairlast_img read more