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Tourism minister hails Reggae Marathon

first_imgMinister of Tourism and Entertainment Wykeham McNeil has hailed the Reggae Marathon as a unique Jamaican sporting event which has contributed a lot to Brand Jamaica. through sports tourism.The tourism minister, who was speaking at yesterday’s official launch of the 15th annual Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K at the Altamont Court Hotel in New Kingston, believes this year’s event will be exemplary and memorable, as Jamaica seeks to capitalise on earnings from the sports tourism industry.The event will take place on Saturday, December 5 at 5:15 a.m. at Long Bay Beach Park in Negril, with a record number of participants from more than 35 countries set to participate. Competitors from Saudia Arabia and Suriname are set to compete for the first time.The tourism minister said the Reggae Marathon was a brilliant concept.”It brings together two of the strongest brands in Jamaica – sports and our music,” McNeil said. “This event shows the potential of sports tourism. As an IAAF-certified event, it is now attracting more than 2,500 runners from as far as Japan. It is an event that has developed a following and a name,” he added.RegistrationOnline registration closes on December 1, via www.reggaemarathon.com or by Reggae Marathon’s office located at 87-89 Tower Street.Race director, Reggae Marathon’s Alfred Francis, has invited local runners to step up to the plate and break the records. Only one record is held by a Jamaican – Shawn Pitter for the 10K event, which he set in 2012 at a time of 29 minutes: 55 seconds.Francis added that there has been an outpouring of support both locally and internationally for the 15th staging of the event.Meanwhile, Lee Issa, president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, congratulated the event for “its effort to sustain a high level of professionalism and for its reach internationally”.last_img read more

Numennie Williams is Dead

first_imgMr. Numennie Williams, the former President of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) is dead.Mr. Williams died on Sunday, March 20, after an extended period of kidney failure. He has just returned from Accra, Ghana where he sought advance medical treatment.The former SWAL president, dubbed Papie, was very innovative, hardworking and instrumental in the promotion and development of SWAL including capacity building of sports journalists.He was the first SWAL president to launch the “SWAL Website,” and over eight sports journalists were able to benefit from an elite international football reporting training sponsored by the world football governing body, FIFA.The training was held in Nigeria and Senegal respectively and the facilitators were veteran English sports journalists.Mr. Williams also served as Communication Officer of 1st division LISCR FC. He recently served as Chairman of the SWAL’s election commission, where Roland Mulbah was reelected. He is married with three children.He was a full member of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL).Funeral arrangements would be announced later.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lakers finally see Suns again

first_imgSure, it’s been four months, but the Lakers still know all about the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers can see the Suns ahead in the distance, 12 games ahead of them in the Pacific Division standings going into today’s game in Phoenix. Today’s game is the first between the rivals since Oct. 31 at Staples Center, when the Lakers beat the Suns without Kobe Bryant, who was still recovering from offseason knee surgery. It’s also the Lakers’ first visit to Phoenix since the Suns eliminated them in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series last season, capping a rally from a three-games-to-one deficit. Little has changed since then. The Lakers are still the gritty underdogs, capable of raising the level of their game high enough to knock off teams like the Suns. Phoenix is still one of the teams to beat in the hyper-competitive Western Conference, capable of making better teams than the Lakers look silly with a relentless offensive attack orchestrated by two-time league MVP Steve Nash. ” It’s a huge challenge for us, matching up against the No. 1 offensive team in the league,” Bryant said Saturday. “We just have to be ready for it. It’s a nationally televised game (and) it’s important to start off the trip on a high note, and there’s no better place to do it than Phoenix.” After facing the Suns, the Lakers travel to Minnesota, Milwaukee and Philadelphia for their final trip of any length this season. New look Suns: There is one noteworthy difference this season in the Suns: center Amare Stoudemire has regained his edge after sitting out all but three games last season because of injuries. Stoudemire is averaging a team-leading 20.9 points. “His conditioning is back,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “He can do all the things he wants to do out there again. What was he out? A year? Almost a year. He had to rebuild that stamina and strength. It takes a while.” Injury updates: Maurice Evans’ sore knee didn’t keep him from shooting baskets with his teammates, but Jackson couldn’t say whether the guard would play today against the Suns. Evans did not play Friday night. … Kwame Brown emerged unscathed after playing his first game Friday after sitting 27 because of a sprained ankle, according to Jackson. Brown did not score in 20 minutes, but had three rebounds and three assists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Dems face awkward position

first_imgDemocrats said they did not relish the prospect of leaving Washington for a Memorial Day break – the second recess since the financing fight began – and leaving themselves vulnerable to White House and Republican attacks that they were again on vacation while the troops were wanting. That criticism seemed more politically threatening to them than the angry fallout Democrats knew they would draw from the left by bowing to Bush. Some lawmakers favored sending Bush another bill with a timetable for withdrawal and risking a second veto, the senior Democrats said. But they said they had questioned whether such a measure could pass the Senate a second time, raising the possibility that Congress would be left sitting on the bill and carrying the blame. “It would have stayed at this end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said about a second timeline measure. Second proposal Emanuel said he intended to support the war-financing bill and other Democrats intend to join him in backing it, as well as a second proposal containing $17 billion in new domestic spending and a minimum-wage increase that Democrats are hailing as a major victory. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the majority leader, is expected to back the war-financing measure as well. WASHINGTON – Congressional contortions over the Iraq spending bill could end up with most House Democrats momentarily occupying the position they were so desperate to vacate: the minority. The decision by the Democratic majority to strip the measure of a timetable for troop withdrawal has raised the prospect that it could be approved mainly by Republicans with scattered Democratic support. The idea that many Democrats would be left on the losing side in a consequential vote has exposed a sharp divide within the party, drawn scorn from anti-war groups, confused the public and frustrated the party rank-and-file. No alternative But in recounting the leadership’s thinking, senior Democrats and other officials said that by early this week they had concluded there was no alternative but to give ground to President George W. Bush despite their view that he had mishandled the war and needed to be put under tighter congressional rein. But scores of other Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, say they have no intention of voting for the more than $100 billion sought by the White House for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan because Bush refused to accede to timelines, readiness standards and other conditions. They have said repeatedly since taking control in January that they would not turn over more money for the war without some movement toward withdrawal. Indifferent backing In allowing the war-financing measure to reach the floor with indifferent backing from her own party, Pelosi is breaking one of the cardinal rules of her predecessor, former Republican Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois, whose mantra was to legislate with the majority of the majority party. “She is showing she is the speaker of the whole House,” said Brendan Daly, a spokesman for Pelosi. “Even though she does not personally support it, she said the money will go to the troops, and she is following through on that.” But the outcome has angered segments of the anti-war coalition that helped put Democrats in charge of Congress last November on the presumption that the party would hold Bush’s feet to the fire when it came to the war. Eli Pariser, executive director of MoveOn.org, said Democrats were retreating when the public was squarely on their side. Members of his group were distributing fliers with an illustration of a spinal cord to lawmakers, urging them to “show some backbone” and oppose the war-spending bill. Warning in report “The Democrats were elected in November to lead the country out of the war and this bill doesn’t do that,” Pariser said. “And the perplexing thing about this moment is that the Democrats have the political wind strongly at their backs and the country wants them to fight.” Meanwhile, according to an upcoming Senate report, U.S. intelligence agencies warned senior members of the Bush administration in early 2003 that invading Iraq could create instability that would give Iran and al-Qaida new opportunities to expand their influence. Officials familiar with the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation also say analysts warned against U.S. domination in the region, which could increase extremist recruiting. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the report’s declassification is not finished. It could be made public as soon as this week. The committee also found that the warnings predicting what would happen after the U.S.-led invasion were circulated widely in government, including to the Pentagon and the Office of the Vice President. It wasn’t clear whether Bush was briefed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL YOUR RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCappry Rovers 4 Rathmullan Celtic 3Cappry Rovers secured the points in this seven goal thriller played in Cappry Park when they came from three goals down. Rathmullan opened the scoring as early as the third minute when Kevin Mc Grath scored with a shot to the corner of the net when the Cappry defence failed to clear. Cappry had a few chances through Brendan Mc Laughlin, Patrick Mc Nulty and Alan Patton but good keeping and defensive work kept them from scoring. Rathmullan shocked the home team on the half hour mark when Darragh Patton received a cross from Ryan Connolly, beat the off-side trap and scored. Cappry tried to get back into the game but could find no way through the visitor’s defence. Rathmullan scored their third goal in the fortieth minute when Ryan Connolly won the ball and his shot went over the top of the advancing Cappry keeper. Things were looking bleak for the home team but following a corner for Cappry on the stroke of half-time Patrick Mc Nulty rose highest to head the ball to the net and give the home team a lifeline for the second half.Cappry got their second goal in the sixty third to get them back in the game. Mark Mc Ginty put Cappry on level terms in the seventy sixth minute when he shot to the net from outside the eighteen yard box following a free kick. Cappry’s tails were up now and they kept pushing forward for the winner and they were rewarded in the eighty fourth minute when Patrick Mc Nulty scored with a header to secure the points.Team Performance from Cappry Rovers. Goalkeeper Shaun Black was best for Rathmullan Celtic. Referee: Liam Farren.Glenea United 1 Milford United 1In good conditions for football the points were shared after a hard fought game. It was the visitors that started the brightest with a Gary Merritt shot being cleared off the line by Eugene Maguire. Milford took the lead on 20 minutes when Mark Flood reacted quickest to a loose ball in the box and he forced the ball home from close range. Glenea tried hard to get into the game but were unable to create a clear cut chance. In the 2nd half the home side began to get on top and were rewarded on 65 minutes when Dean Gallagher headed home a Darren Mc Geever corner at the near post. Both sides pushed for a winner without really troubling either keeper. Team efforts from both sides. Referee: Marty Quinn.Gweedore Celtic 0 St. Catherines 3The league leaders came to an Screaban and extended their 100 % league record. St Catherines started brightly and created several half chances without troubling Mc Kelvey in the Gweedore nets. As the half progressed the home side came into the game and had two efforts from Odhran Mac Niallais that went narrowly wide. The second half started as the first with St Catherines dominating possession. On 60 minutes Odhran Mac Niallais beat three players but his effort came off the post. On 65 minutes St. Catherines were awarded a penalty but Mc Kelvey guessed correctly to make the save. On 75 minutes a mistake in the Gweedore defence allowed Jason Noctor to score from 12 yards. St Catherines were then reduced to ten men but before Gweedore could make the extra man count another misplaced pass in the home defence allowed Conor O’Rourke to score. On 85 minutes a well hit strike from Noctor wrapped up the three points for Catherines. Best for Gweedore were Brendan Devine and Damien O’Sullivan. A strong team performance from St Catherines. Referee: Mick LanganKildrum Tigers 4 Lifford Celtic 3Kildrum Tigers got their second win on the bounce with a hard fought victory over Lifford Celtic. Kildrum opened the scoring after 30 minutes when William Lynch tapped in from a Gareth Colhoun cross. Lifford responded well and equalised from the penalty spot through Ross Porter before going ahead through a wonderful finish by James Connolly. Kildrum started well in the second half and drew level on 60 minutes when Jonny Mc Ginty scored from the penalty spot for the third week running. Kildrum regained the lead on 72 minutes when William Lynch headed home from a Colhoun free kick. Lifford drew level on 79 minutes from a powerful James Connolly header. Kildrum pressed hard and got the winner with six minutes to go when Shane Mc Intyre fired home from 22 yards. A match played in a sporting manner by both sets of players. Referee: Michael Connolly.Drumoghill F.C. 1 Cranford United 0 Drumoghill FC maintained their unbeaten start to the season with this hard earned victory over a dogged Cranford United team. Liam O’Donnell’s second half strike was enough to seal the points in a game that was low on chances but high on commitment. O’Donnell managed to evade the attentions of Chris Duffy to divert Chris Malseed’s cross into the net on 67 minutes to break the deadlock after the home side had dominated possession up until then. Despite their dominance Drumoghill created little of notable chances. They were comfortable throughout but found Darren Lynch, Sharkey and Arthur Lynch tough barriers in the Cranford rearguard who restricted Drumoghill to long range efforts. Cranford did apply a lot of pressure in the closing minutes in their search for an equaliser but Drumoghill held out for another precious three points. Referee: Ed Moore.Watson Hire Division OneWhitestrand United 0 Lagan Harps 5On a clear brisk day Whitestrand United took on Lagan Harps at Mc Garvey Park. This was a repeat of a cup game a few weeks ago. Whitestrand started strongly and Paul Lynch had a good effort on goal. Lagan began to exert some pressure and this told when Stephen O’Donnell scored on the break. Whitestrand had their chance to equalise when Paul Lynch narrowly headed wide. The second came towards the end of the first half following a foul on the edge of the Whitestrand box and Stephen O’Donnell scored his second when he floated the ball over the wall and into the far corner. The first half was a story of one side taking their chances and the other side not. The second half started with both teams knowing the importance of the next goal. This came when Stephen O’Donnell took home the match ball with his and Lagan’s third. Then Lagan closed out the game in excellent fashion when both Odhran Mc Macken and Christopher Toner piled the misery on Whitestrand and completed a comprehensive win for Lagan Harps. Best for Lagan was Stephen O’Donnell and best for Whitestrand was Sean Martin.Castlefin Celtic 2 Gweedore United 0Castlefin kept their good run of form going with a win over Gweedore. A scrappy game in Park View saw both teams struggle to settle on the ball for a large period of the first half. Castlefin had a good chance to take the lead after 25minutes but Ronan Tourish saw his strike well saved by the Gweedore keeper. Castlefin broke the deadlock on 42 minutes, a Barry Tourish ball across the box found Ronan Tourish who volleyed into the back of the net from 6 yards. Castlefin could have doubled the lead before half time but Ian Ward’s 20 yard strike hit the post. Castlefin started the second half the brighter and doubled their advantage on 50 minutes. Barry Tourish’s excellent run down the wing found JP Malley in the box who had a simple task to tap in from 3 yards.Referee: Joe McHugh.Keadue Rovers 7 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1Keadue Rovers continued their good start to this season with another fine win over Kerrykeel at Central Park on Sunday. Kerrykeel were to the fore from the start. They went in front following an Adrian Hanlon corner. The ball ran loose at the edge of the box and Paul Mc Garvey’s left foot volley went past the keeper. They went two up on twenty eight minutes, again from a corner. Conor Greene rose to meet it at the near post. The away side got back into the game on thirty eight minutes when Colm Mc Gonagle found some space at the edge of the area and rifled a shot low to the net. Keadue hit their third when Luke Neely held off a defender on the right and slotted past the keeper. On the hour mark Adrian Hanlon ended the game as a contest when he headed excellently past the keeper after a long clearance from the Keadue defence. James Boyle fired to the corner for Keadue’s fifth on sixty five minutes. On seventy three minutes Ryan Greene made it 6-1 finishing well on the run. The scoring was completed two minutes from the end when Adam Neely was first to the ball after a free kick and slotted low under the keeper. Best for Keadue were Jack O’Brien, Conor Greene and Adrian Hanlon while best for Kerrykeel were Martin Mc Ateer and Cathal Martin. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Copany Rovers 2 Dunkineely Celtic 1Copany Rovers recorded their first victory of the season with a home win over local rivals Dunkineely Celtic.The game started brightly with both teams creating clear cut chances but unable to find the net. It remained 0-0 at half time. Dunkineely started the brighter in the second half coming close on a couple of occasions but it was Copany sub Liam Duffy who opened the scoring when he neatly slotted home after a nice ball over the top by Roger Leonard . Copany then went close on a couple of occasions but couldn’t extend their lead. Dunkineely started to pile on the pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser on 82 minutes. The game looked like it was going to end 1-1 but there was just time for Thomas Given to get on the end of a Liam Duffy cross to secure the three points. Good team performance from Dunkineely with Liam Duffy and Ross and Callum Gallagher standing out for the home side .CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 1 Raphoe Town 2It was the visitors who went away with the three points after a dogged game. They broke the deadlock on 20 minutes when the forward toe poked the ball over the line. In the 27th minute they were two up after a good through ball let Recce Ruddock finished well. In the second half Glenree came to life and Karl Mc Elhinney sent Patrick Mc Groddy through to finish excellently. Then in the 78th minute Mc Elhinney made good work to get into the box but could only watch in agony as his chip clipped the bar and went out of danger. Both sides created a few more chances but it ended with a Raphoe Town victory. Man of the match was Karl Mc Elhinney. Referee: Kevin LogueLetterbarrow Celtic 2 Convoy Arsenal 3This game was played in perfect conditions at Tymeen. Convoy Arsenal maintained their 100% winning start to the season. In a game of good football Convoy took the lead on twenty minutes when Johnny Robb beat the offside trap to curl a perfect finish past the home keeper. Five minutes later it was all even again when Kieran Breslin hammered home from close range. Convoy scored two late first half goals through Ryan Carlin and a second from Johnny Robb. Letterbarrow put in a strong performance in the second half and pulled a goal back through Barry Rose on sixty minutes. The visiting keeper produced a brilliant save in injury time to secure all three points for Convoy. Best for Letterbarrow were Eoin Gallagher and Liam Reynolds. Carlin and Robb were best for Convoy.Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 2 Orchard F.C. 2Title chasing Orchard F.C. were held to a draw on the Island on Saturday but it could have been worse as it took a last minute penalty to deny the young island team the three points. Orchard started the better but didn’t threaten the keeper Conner proctor. Arranmore took the lead from a penalty on 10 minutes through Daniel O’ Donnell after Chris Mc Glanaghey was taking down. Arranmore doubled their lead on 18 minutes when Declan Proctor scored from a difficult angle. Orchard never gave up and Mc Laughlin hit a screamer from 25 yards giving Proctor no chance. This gave the visitors some hope but Arranmore worked tirelessly to hold their advantage. Just when it seemed the home side had done enough Orchard broke on the right and gained a penalty in the 90th minute which Sweeney duly converted, Arranmore had a chance to win it but Mc Glanaghey was adjudged offside when put clean through by McGowan. Team efforts by both sides. Referee: Barry Hunter,Glenea United Reserves 2 Donegal Town Reserves 2Glenea started well and took the lead on 12 minutes when Donal Coll got onto a through ball and lobbed it over the stranded keeper. Glenea pushed hard for a 2nd goal but were unable to find it. In the 2nd half the home side started well again and went close on a couple of occasions to doubling their lead. Donegal Town equalised on 60 minutes when Caolan Gaphney was on hand to score from close range after the home side failed to deal with a cross. Glenea regained the lead on 70 minutes when Darren Duggan picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box and calmly drove the ball home. The away side equalised again on 80 minutes when a cross from the left found Ted Bustard and he slotted the ball home. Best for Glenea were Donal Coll and Kevin McFadden while Ted Bustard was lively for Donegal Town. Referee: Martin Coll.Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1 St. Catherines Reserves 4In an even first half it was Castlefin who took the lead after 8 minutes. Darragh Redmond’s cross from the right found Paddy Dooher who saw his first shot saved but he made no mistake with the rebound. St. Catherines beat the offside trap to equalise on 40 minutes when Ryan Ward found himself one on one and finished low into bottom corner giving Castlefin keeper Kieran Brennan no chance. St.Catherines started the second half the better and took the lead on 53 minutes when Stevie Anderson made no mistake from the penalty spot. St.Catherines got their third on 63 minutes through Stefan Boyle. St.Catherines made it four and wrapped up all three points when Eoin O’Donnell finished neatly into bottom corner on 89 minutes.Referee: Con McLaughlin. Best for Castlefin: Paddy Dooher. Best for St.Catherines: Team Performance.Glencar Celtic 2 Erne Wanderers 2A brace from Jason Doherty kept Glencar on course in this season’s title battle. Erne didn’t make it easy for the reigning champions and goals from Jason Gallagher and Mark Dorrian kept the game alive until the final whistle.Glenree United Reserves 2 Fintown Harps AFC 0The first half was closely contested with both teams carving out half chances but the keepers came out on top. It looked like they were going to go in 0-0 at half time until Eric Roberts beat his man and delivered a fine cross to the back post which Vinny McLaughlin volleyed superbly from a tight angle past the keeper. Fintown came out strong after the break but found John Cunningham in the Glenree goal in good form. The visitors won a penalty when the Glenree keeper was adjudged to have fouled the Fintown attacker but the penalty was brilliantly saved by the in-form Cunningham. Hamlyn doubled the lead on 35 minutes when Darren Connor found him at the back post with a fine cross. Glenree saw out the game for a well-deserved first win of the season. A strong team performance for Fintown with Vinny McLaughlin, Benny Cunningham and Darren Connor standing out in a fine Glenree performance.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 2 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 1Curragh remained undefeated at home with a hard earned victory over a very good Drumoghill team. Curragh took the lead in the 40th minute when Justin Mc Bride passed the ball to Conor Gallagher who cleverly chipped the keeper. Drumoghill scored in the 60th minute from a Michael Lynch free kick. Curragh pushed for a winner, and were rewarded in the 90th minute when Justin Mc Bride found Owen Harvey who scored. Team performance from Curragh. Best for Drumoghill was Jason Flood.Mulroy Celtic 4 Milford United Reserves 0Mulroy came out victorious in this local derby. The home side took the lead inside the first ten minutes through Michael Sweeney who raced onto a through ball from big brother Eamon. Michael lifted the ball over Enda McHugh in the Milford goal. Mulroy and Michael doubled their tally before the interval. The second half began with Milford applying more pressure and created a few good chances. Mulroy made the game safe when Michael Sweeney controlled the ball thirty yards from goal, advanced forward, and fired an unstoppable shot in off the under-side of the crossbar. New signing Shaun Mc Govern was very unlucky not to open his account when he latched onto a great cross from Andrew Friel. Mc Govern got his deserved goal when Sweeney turned assistant and squared to his partner who finished well. Best for Milford: Ciaran McGinley and Ciaran Blaney. Best for Mulroy: Michael SweeneyStrand Rovers 0 Cranford United Reserves 0This game ended scoreless in Maghery. Rovers enjoyed the majority of the possession over the term but found the Cranford defence in defiant mood. Anything that did get beyond their rearguard was capably dealt with by their goalkeeper who went on to have a fine match. Doalty Boyle, Maghery’s best performer on the day tried to inspire his side but the points were shared in the West.Tullyvinney Rovers 0 Ramelton Mariners 4In a game which was reversed from the crossroads to Rabs Park Ramelton Mariners ran out comfortable 4-0 winners. Corey Mc Cahill opened the scoring on 26minutes when he finished from an acute angle. Five minutes later it was 2-0 when Brandon Toye scored from all of 40 yards into the top corner. The second half began with Tullyvinney fighting hard and using the long ball but the Mariners’ defence stood tall. Diggy Buchanan scored the 3rd on 53minutes with a delicate flick and the 4th was scored by Gavin “G-Mac” Mackey when he nodded home from a corner. Best for mariners were Barry Cullen and James Doyle. Good team effort from the visitors.ResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 2 v 2 Orchard F.C.Glenea United Reserves 2 v 2 Donegal Town ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 1 v 4 St. Catherines ReservesGlencar Celtic v Erne WanderersGlenree United Reserves 2 v 0 Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 2 v 1 Drumoghill F.C. ReservesMulroy Celtic 4 v 0 Milford United ReservesStrand Rovers 0 v 0 Cranford United ReservesTullyvinney Rovers 0 v 4 Ramelton MarinersBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCappry Rovers 4 v 3 Rathmullan CelticGlenea United 1 v 1 Milford UnitedGweedore Celtic 0 v 3 St. CatherinesKildrum Tigers 4 v 3 Lifford CelticDrumoghill F.C. 1 v 0 Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneWhitestrand United 0 v 5 Lagan HarpsCastlefin Celtic 2 v 0 Gweedore UnitedKeadue Rovers 7 v 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Copany Rovers 2 v 1 Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United P v P Deele HarpsGlenree United 1 v 2 Raphoe TownLetterbarrow Celtic 2 v 3 Convoy ArsenalFixturesSaturday 29-11-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC v Orchard F.C.Glenree United Reserves v Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesCranford United Reserves v Mulroy CelticMilford United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersDrumbar F.C. v Tullyvinney RoversUlster Junior Shield K.O. 1.30 p.m.St. Catherines Reserves v Quigleys Point SwiftsCT Ball Division Two K.O. 7.30 p.m.Convoy Arsenal v Raphoe TownSunday 30-11-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic v Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers v Milford UnitedDonegal Town v Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneWhitestrand United v Castlefin CelticKeadue Rovers v Curragh AthleticLagan Harps v Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore United v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United v Dunlewey CelticGlenree United v Eany CelticLetterbarrow Celtic v Bonagee UnitedUlster Junior Cup K.O. 1.30 p.m.Quigleys Point Swifts v Cranford UnitedGreencastle F.C. v Drumoghill F.C.DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL YOUR RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 23rd, 2014 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

GAA NEWS: LATE GOAL FROM NAOMH COLUMBA STUNS MILFORD

first_imgAnnual Club Draw*The Club will be holding its Annual Club Draw in the Clubhouse on May 1st. As usual there is a great selection of prizes to be won and tickets can be purchased from any player or member of the Executive, Prizes are:1st: €2,000 Cash2nd: 500 Lts Oil sponsored by Whoriskey Oils, Ramelton3rd: €200 Jewellery Voucher at G. Hannigan Goldsmiths, Letterkenny4th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Brian McCormick Sports, Letterkenny5th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Travellers Inn, Milford6th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennonside Butchers, Ramelton7th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennon Lodge, Ramelton8th: €100 Voucher sponsored by McCormicks Chemist, Milford9th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Bodyworx Gym, Milford10th: €500 Cash *Division 2*Malin v CLG BnaGMalin, Sunday @ 1.30 & 3pmOur Seniors and Reserves have another long trip ahead of them this weekend as they travel to Malin. The Seniors have won 2 and lost 2 and having lost narrowly to Naomh Columba at the weekend will be hoping to bounce back against Malin. All support for both games would be greatly appreciated.*Seniors*Naomh Columba 2-9 CLG BnaG 2-8Na Galloglaigh were fierce disappointed on SUnday evening after a late late goal snatched victory from their grasp. In the first half the boys played against a really stiff breeze and struggled to get scores but defended well to limit Naomh Columba to 6 first half points, the majority from frees. Late on Brandon Toye nearly made it a great first half for Na Galloglaigh but his effort flashed just past the post to leave the score at the break 0-6 to 0-2. Glen showed their experience of the conditions in the second half and their strong middle third dominated kick outs and breaking ball preventing Na Galloglaigh to really get a scoring run going. With 10 minutes left Naomh Columba were still 3 points ahead before Pauric Curley struck for goal, and a few minutes later Jonny Logue had the ball again in the back of the Glen net. But Glens response was almost instantaneous going up the pitch and netting a goal for themselves. Christopher Barrett put Na Galloglaigh a point clear deep into injury time before disaster struck. A Glen free dropped short in the box and bobbled about in the air a few times before being fisted into the back of the net. Pauric Curley had time to score another point before referee Jimmy White blew it up after 6 minutes of injury time. For a while the depleted squad for a variety of reasons looked like they were going to take a great 2 points from Glencolumbcille but it wasn’t to be against a young and strong Naomh Columba. Nevertheless the boys should take heart that they are coming away from a place like Glen disappointed not to have got the win. Next up for Na Galloglaigh is another long trip, this time to Malin, next Sunday at 3pm.Team: Sean Gallagher, Conor McNulty, Barry McNulty, Kieran Sheridan, Brandon Toye, Gavin Grier, Anthony Fisher, Sean Black, Paul Sweeney, Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-2), Pauric Curley (1-2), Chippie Barrett (0-1), Darragh Black (0-1), David Curley (0-1), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Cormac Toland for Sweeney (20m, BC), Jonny Logue (1-1), Gary Merritt and Adam Serrinha for S. Black, Toland and McGettigan (42m), Caolan Bolton, Caolan Mc Gettigan, Cormac Friel, Martin Doyle*Reserves*Naomh Columba 4-12 CLG BanG 1-6A young BnaG team were beaten by Glen yesterday 4-12 to 1-6. Despite playing with a strong wind in the 1st half they failed to take full advantage of it. Glen started the better and opened the scoring but Na Galloglaigh grew into the game and replied with scores from Martin Doyle and a boomer from the left touchline by James Whelan. However 2 goals from the Glen men increased the deficit to leave the half time scoreline 2-5 to 4 points. The 2nd half performance was much better with Na Galloglaigh taking control of much of the first 15 minutes. Some great fielding from Caolan Bolton and Whelan in midfield laid the platform for the young forward line to attack with Patrick Ferry, Hayden Curran, Shane Mc Bride and Doyle all taking on their opponents. The pressure paid off with scores and a goal at close range from Emmet Conaghan after hard work by Doyle brought the gap back to 3 points. But as their confidence grew and Na Galloglaigh pushed forward for an equaliser Glen responded with 2 goals on the counter attack, another was denied by a great save by Gavin McFadden and defending by Cathal Diver. These goals knocked momentum out of Na Galloglaigh and Glen finished strong with some late points. With 6 of last years Minor team involved the lads can hold their heads high for their efforts despite defeat at one of the toughest away fixtures in the county.Team: Gavin McFadden, Cathal Diver, Cormac Friel, Emmet Conaghan (1-0), Paul Grier, Tony McGettigan, James Whelan (0-2), Caolan Bolton, Patrick Ferry, Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Marty Doyle (0-3), Hayden Curran, Shane McBride. Subs: James Mc Callum for Curran (45m), Curran for Doyle (52m)*Minors*Glenfin v CLG BnaGGood luck to our Minors who play Glenfin in the Northern Div 3 Semi Final next Wednesday, 27th of April. Should the boys come through that game they would play the winners of Termon and Letterkenny Gaels in the final *U12s*CLG BnaG v Letterkenny GaelsMoyle Park, Wednesday @ 6.30pmOur U12s have a match this Wednesday at home to Letterkenny Gaels. Throw in time is at 6.30pm and all players are asked to be at the pitch for 6pm. Parents are asked to ensure players have gum shields and gloves and any player that has a Club top is encouraged to wear it also. Please contact Sean of your child is unavailable for the game, and most importantly all parents are encouraged to come along and support their children.*Donegal Minors*Well done to Shaun Paul Barretts Donegal Minor team that are through to the Ulster Minor league final after an extra time win over Monaghan at the weekend. SPs boys will now play Tyrone in the final next Saturday as Donegal aim to take their third Ulster league title in a row.*Donegal U17s*Well done to Ryan Mcmahon and Ronan Docherty and all the Donegal U17 team and management that has advanced to the Ulster U17 league final after their win over Monaghan at the weekend.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 3-6-13-20. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Kevin Coffey, A & R McCormack, and John Coyle. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,300. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are: – Full family membership for 2016 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751 GAA NEWS: LATE GOAL FROM NAOMH COLUMBA STUNS MILFORD was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMilfordSportlast_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEBrian Mc Cormick Cup Area Shield FinalsCranford United 1 Glenea United 0Cranford got the better of Glenea in a tight affair in Cranford Park to win the Gweedore Area final. It was a tight game throughout with both defences cutting out any trouble from both forward lines. Keelan Mc Elwaine for Cranford and Darren Mc Geever for Glenea came closest in the first half. The second half was another close contest with both teams struggling to create chances. With the game looking like it was heading to extra time in the 93rd minute Brian mc Veigh turned brilliantly on the edge of the box and fired home to the bottom corner. Mc Veigh and Seamus Mc Laughlin were best for Cranford with Ryan Mc Fadden and Padraig Mc Gee doing well for Glenea.  St. Catherines 3 Donegal Town 0St. Catherine’s played Donegal Town in the Area Final in Emerald Park on Sunday. After both sides had created chances the game opened up on thirty six minutes. Brandon Mc Ginley got the ball and ran at the Donegal defence and he got inside where he was fouled. Jason Noctor stepped up and he cooly put the penalty into the back of the Donegal net to put the Saints one nil up. The Saints could have gone two nil up when David Conwell had a chance but it went wide of the Donegal goals and that’s how it stayed till half time. The second half started with the Saints quickest off the mark when on forty seven minutes Brandon Mc Ginley got the ball outside the Donegal town box and he hit a shot into the bottom corner of the Donegal Town net to increase the Saints lead. Donegal then had to take risks to try to get back into the game. They created some chances but they could not find the net. Gary Cunningham had a chance for the Saints but his effort went wide. Donegal had a chance to get on the score sheet when Ted Bustard had a chance but it went wide also. David Conwell got on the score sheet for the Saints in the last minute when he hit an unstoppable shot from outside the box. Best for the Saints were Brandan Mc Ginley and Jason Noctor. Best for Donegal Town were John Paul Byrne, Ted Bustard.  Castlefin Celtic 1 Ballybofey United 0In good playing conditions it was a scrappy Area Final at Park View. Both teams found it hard to settle in the first half. The first chance fell to PJ Mc Menamin. JP Malley squared across the box but PJ Browne got down well to save in the Ballybofey net. Chris Darby had Ballybofey’s best chances when he forced Castlefin keeper Anthony O’ Hagan into two great chances to deny him. Chris Darby should have given Ballybofey the lead before half time but his brilliant strike from the right wing was excellently saved by Anthony O’Hagan. Castlefin started the brighter of the second half when a Dominic Mc Glinchey free kick from 25 yards hit of the crossbar. Darby had the best chance of the game in the 70th minute only for Anthony O’Hagan to save when one on one. With 10 minutes remaining Castlefin found a breakthrough and the winner PJ Mc Menamin’s long ball from the back line found Barry Tourish. Tourish went on himself to finish low in the bottom corner giving PJ Browne no chance. Ballybofey searched for an equaliser, but Ryan Kelly’s excellent strike from the edge of the box curled slightly wide. JP Malley had the final chance of the game as he tried to round PJ Browne in the Ballybofey net only for Browne to do well and gather the ball. Referee: Kevin Logue Best for Castlefin: Michael Dunnion. Best for Ballybofey: Chris Darby and Shaun McGowan Bonagee United 5 Rathmullan Celtic 1Bonagee were one up in the first minute when Aiden Mc Laughlin put Darren Ashmore through and the striker hammered home from the edge of the box. Rathmullan came close on fifteen minutes when a David Miller cross from the right was headed wide by Dara Patton from six yards. Bonagee got their second on twenty minutes when Frank Mc Brearty played a great ball wide to Lee Mc Monagle and his cross into the box was headed home by Ashmore. Rathmullan came close on twenty five when Dara Patton saw his strike come of the post from just inside the box. Both Patton and Coyle for the visitors came close on forty nine and fifty minutes only to see their strikes on goal go over the bar from close range. Frank Mc Breathy made it three on fifty three minutes after good work from Paddy Mc Gowan who found him on the edge of the box and after beating the defender he hammered home from just inside the box. Rathmullan brought on Ryan Connelly and Caolan Kelly and Carr in the home goal made two great save from Connelly on sixty minutes and again three minutes later. Ashmore got his third on seventy four minutes. After a great through ball from Lee Mc Monagle he hammered the ball to the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box. Ashmore got his fourth on eighty minutes when again he was put through by Mc Monagle and he rounded the keeper and shot home from ten yards. Ryan Connelly came close on eighty three minutes only to see Carr in the home goal turn his strike round the post. Rathmullan’s goal came from the penalty spot on eighty eight minutes. Dara Patton made no mistake from the spot kick. Team effort by both sides with Darren Ashmore man of the match. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin. DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS was last modified: August 24th, 2014 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

Football To Hold Annual Youth Day On Aug. 20

first_imgThe event is free for all youth in the eighth grade and under and are encouraged to join the Bulldogs for football related fun and games, led by members of the team and Drake cheerleaders. The event will also feature a Punt, Pass and Kick contest for kids going into 3rd-8th grade. Please register for the contest online in advance at www.drakefootballcamps.com. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team will host its annual Youth Day on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Drake Stadium from 12:30-1:30 p.m.center_img Gates will open at 12 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Urgent answers demanded on Donegal Garda station without patrol car

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has this week demanded an explanation from both the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner over the ongoing unavailability of a dedicated Garda patrol car based at Bunbeg Garda Station.Deputy Doherty’s comments come following mounting criticism and concerns from the local community owing to reports suggesting that the station has been without the use of a patrol car since early January.It’s believed that the station’s previous patrol car was retired following a road traffic collision. Deputy Doherty said “Following growing anger and concerns amongst the local community here in Bunbeg at the continued unavailability of a Garda patrol vehicle based at the station, I’ve this week written to both the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, and the Garda Commissioner seeking an urgent explanation for the apparent lack of progress which has been made to allocate a replacement Garda car to Bunbeg Garda station.“I have also written a letter to the Chief Superintendent here in Donegal concerning this matter and I’ve asked, as well as providing clarification in respect of reports that the station has been without a patrol car since the New Year, that a timeframe is now provided as to when it’s anticipated that a replacement Garda car will be assigned to Bunbeg.“Obviously, should it be the case that the station has been without a dedicated Garda car since the start of the year, then this raises very serious questions of both the Garda authorities and the Government over their failure to ensure that the station is equipped with, what ought to be considered, the very basic resources which Gardaí need in order to protect and safeguard the local community here in Bunbeg.“While I await a formal response from them, I have also tabled a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Justice in which I ask that he provide clear information in relation to all the dates on which no Garda patrol car was available at Bunbeg Garda station, and when he expects a replacement car to be deployed. “Clearly, those responsible for ensuring that our communities are kept safe and that the Gardaí are provided with the equipment they need to police effectively must be held to account, and I intend to do just that by getting answers to these questions on behalf of local residents.”Urgent answers demanded on Donegal Garda station without patrol car was last modified: August 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:BunbegGardapatrol carlast_img read more

Kittens tied up and dumped in water-filled plastic bag rescued

first_imgTwo tiny kittens were sealed in a bag filled with water and dumped in a bin outside a Ballybofey takeaway, it has emerged overnight. In the shocking act of cruelty, the two kittens’ were found alive after their distressing cries were heard on Thursday night.Before being brought to Animals In Need (AIN), their finders brought them home, dried them off and warmed them up. And there was further light at the end of the tunnel for the two kittens as a female cat decided to take them under her wing as two of her own.Harmony the cat shows unconditional love for the two kittensA spokesperson for AIN said: “The two kittens were struggling to take to the bottle but this is where their luck changed as earlier in the week a cat called Harmony and her three little babies came to us.Harmony is a gentle soul and we decided to see if she would look after our two bin babies and thankfully she has taken them on.”Gardai are appealing for witnesses to this heinous act to contact them.  Kittens tied up and dumped in water-filled plastic bag rescued was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more