first_img NOT LOOKING TO TAKE OVER BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says he is likely to step down as chairman of CARICOM’s sub-committee on cricket governance, stressing that he was not prepared “to play games” with the future of West Indies cricket. Mitchell has been at the forefront of spearheading efforts to effect the restructuring of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), and fully endorsed the recent Barriteau Report which last year recommended “the immediate dissolution” of the embattled WICB. However, with CARICOM locked in a stand-off with the WICB over the matter, Mitchell said he was fully prepared to step away from his current role and vowed that he would remain outspoken on the governance issues facing the game. “It would appear we did a poor job in communicating what has occurred so my view is that I need to step back. I have no ego to get from this. I have one interest and the regional leaders, mostly so, have one interest: the success of West Indies cricket,” Mitchell said as he delivered the 19th Sir Frank Worrell Memorial lecture at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, on Wednesday night. “I don’t know how long I will continue to chair the sub-committee because I feel so strongly about what is taking place, and as leaders, we must have the fortitude to do what is right. We cannot play games with the future of our children and grandchildren. This is too much about the future of our children and grandchildren’s generations to come.” He stressed: “I’m not playing games with it. Who wants to play games with it, that’s their business. They will have to account for it. But I tell you one thing: Whether I continue to chair this or not – and I likely will not – you will never not hear the voice of Keith Mitchell about West Indies cricket.” Mitchell also sought to debunk the idea that he and CARICOM were intent on taking over West Indies cricket. In fact, the veteran leader said not only was this not their objective, but prime ministers were not even equipped to properly run the game. He said, though, the regional nation grouping had a role to play in creating the environment for the game to prosper. “I want to make it abundantly clear again to everyone. CARICOM has no desire or intention of getting involved in the running of the day-to-day management of West Indies cricket,” Mitchell said. “We do not have the yearning or the skills to do it. Moreover, prime ministers are extremely busy people; we already have enough problems and challenges in our countries to deal with.”last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000“Super-hero”: Lucas stole the show as Tottenham pulled off a miraculous comeback to beat Ajax © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDPARIS, France, May 9 – Rejected by Paris Saint-Germain after the world-record signing of Neymar, Lucas Moura propelled Tottenham to heights the French giants could only dream of Wednesday by single-handedly firing Spurs into a first Champions League final.With his side seemingly down and out, trailing 2-0 on the night and 3-0 on aggregate, Lucas produced a career-defining performance as his stunning second-half hat-trick engineered the latest jaw-dropping Champions League comeback to send Spurs through on away goals. Yet scarcely 18 months ago, he was at a particularly low ebb after finding himself frozen out in Paris despite five trophy-laden years at the club.Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham offered the Brazilian an escape route in January 2018, and Lucas is close to making good on his promise to take the club to the very top.Upon his arrival in North London, he said: “I think the team is very, very strong. We can win a lot of things and why not the Champions League?”Just over a year on and Spurs are one win away from becoming European champions after Lucas conjured up a display at the Johan Cruyff Arena befitting of the late Dutch great.“They are all heroes but Lucas was a super-hero. Unbelievable hat-trick. He deserves it, he is a great guy,” a tearful Pochettino said after Tottenham’s 3-2 win in Amsterdam set up a June 1 final with fellow comeback kings Liverpool.Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen even called for a statue of Lucas, who dragged Spurs back from the brink with what were remarkably his first Champions League knockout goals.Ajax, 1-0 winners in London, appeared home and dry after surging a further two goals clear in the return leg, but Lucas had other ideas with a quickfire double on the hour.That gave Spurs hope but they were still heading out until Lucas squeezed a low shot beyond Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana in the 96th minute to earn his place in Tottenham folklore.“Football gives us moments like this that we cannot imagine,” said Lucas. “We need to enjoy it. Look at me –- it’s the best moment in my life, my career.“It’s impossible to explain what I am feeling. I am very, very happy and proud of my teammates.“We always believed in this moment, that it was possible. We gave everything and deserved this moment. We are a family. It’s impossible to explain –- impossible.”He became just the fifth player to score a hat-trick in a Champions League semi-final, after Alessandro Del Piero, Ivica Olic, Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo.Billed at his PSG unveiling as a talent on par with Neymar, Lucas left France without truly fulfilling his potential, but he has now shown their loss is very much Tottenham’s gain.“It’s not a response. Criticism is part of football. I knew I could play for a big club, that I was capable of playing in the semi-finals of the Champions League,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgHUGE CROWD TURNS UP TO TOAST McGETTIGANS’ OPENING – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 6th, 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) Tags:clanree hotelMcGettigans Pubopening nightlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ever watched helplessly as a carload of teens sped recklessly down the street – wishing you could report them before somebody got hurt?Would you like to anonymously snitch on the teenage neighbor you saw peeling rubber down the block in dad’s Buick?Now you can.A new Internet-based service started by a veteran Long Beach police officer allows you to report bad teen driving.The best part is, the report goes directly to the offender’s parents.The Web site, www.reportthisteen.com, allows people to call a toll-free number and leave a message about the teen’s bad, or even good, driving behavior. Messages are then forwarded to the teen’s parents, who can decide on an appropriate disciplinary action.“Now, everybody’s potentially the next-door neighbor whose gonna tell on them if they’re driving inappropriately,” said company founder Dennis Zigrang, a 15-year police veteran who says he’s seen more than his share of bad teen driving. “It’s a deterrent, and hopefully something that is going to \ young drivers into making the right decisions behind the wheel.”The Long Beach Police Department does not endorse reportthisteen.com in any way.Zigrang, whose own son is fast approaching driving age, said the purpose of the service is twofold: to keep parents informed of what their children are up to behind the wheel, and to prevent teens from developing poor driving habits that can lead to tickets, accidents and worse.“This can be seen as just another parenting tool,” Zigrang said. “\ can also help prevent some of the peer pressure teens face to show off in front of their friends. They can just blame it on the sticker or their parents.”The program is modeled after the “How Am I Driving” stickers often attached to the rear bumpers of big rigs, delivery trucks, taxis and other commercial vehicles.With reportthisteen.com, customers pay a monthly fee, averaging about $5, for two bright yellow stickers marked “How is my teen driving?” Each sticker is stamped with the toll-free number and a vehicle identification code.Individuals who observe the teen’s poor driving can call the number and leave the teen’s parents a piece of their mind, as long as there’s no profanity, Zigrang said.Parents are then alerted by e-mail when a message is delivered and can hear the actual call online through a secure, password-based Web page. Calls are screened for profanity or obvious pranks.Mary Colleary, whose 16-year-old son is in the process of getting his license, recently purchased stickers for the family’s three cars.“We like the fact that there’s going to be an extra set of eyes, or 1,000 sets of eyes, (watching) our son,” said Colleary, a Long Beach resident. “It’s just another way to keep an eye on what he’s up to.”For Zigrang, the idea for reportthisteen.com was hatched during his own driving experience as a teenager.In 1981, while speeding down the highway in his mother’s Honda, Zigrang swerved to avoid another vehicle, flipped the car and ended up breaking his neck in the accident.“I was pretty lucky to escape alive,” Zigrang admits. “I know the accident was the result of my speeding and inexperience, and with all the distractions kids have nowadays, things like cell phones, text messaging, it can be even more dangerous for young drivers.”To market the service, which began in early January, Zigrang is contacting parent-teacher associations throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. He’s offering a $10 rebate to PTAs for each teen signed up through their organization.To learn more, visit www.reportthisteen.com or call (714) 615-6158. kristopher.hanson@presstelegram.com(562) 499-1466last_img read more

first_imgJurors deliberating the molestation trial of a retired Roman Catholic priest were told Tuesday to start their talks anew after one member of the panel had to be replaced due to a family emergency. The jury had spent only one day deliberating the case of Michael Wempe before a long weekend; Monday was a holiday. They returned to their task Tuesday. The man who asked to be excused said he had to leave town due to the death of his grandfather. Lawyers in the case agreed to let him go. He was replaced by another man from the pool of four alternates. The new panel put in about an hour’s work and went home for the day. Jurors are scheduled to resume talks today. Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe told the panel to start its talks anew “as if the earlier deliberations had not taken place.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant On Friday, at the end of their first day of talks, the panel had asked for readback of testimony. The request was not filled Tuesday because the jury composition changed and the judge said the request would have to be renewed if they still wanted to hear the readback. The jurors had asked to hear a limited portion of testimony from the state’s key witness, a 26-year-old man who claimed he was molested by Wempe. Jurors heard three weeks of testimony, much of it focusing on uncharged crimes that happened decades ago but could not be prosecuted due to a statute of limitations. Eight men were permitted to tell jurors about being molested by Wempe during the 1970s and ’80s, crimes he acknowledges. But the five charges against him in the current case involve only Jayson B, the brother of two men molested decades ago. Wempe’s defense lawyer argued that the younger man fabricated his claims to get revenge for his brothers. The impact of the past crimes on the jurors’ consideration of the case was addressed in a specific legal instruction. “If you conclude that the defendant committed the uncharged offenses,” the instruction said, “that conclusion is only one factor to consider along with all the other evidence. It is not sufficient by itself to prove that the defendant is guilty of the crimes charged. The people must still prove each element of every charge beyond a reasonable doubt.” 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

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSUNDAY 29-09 2013 Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Glenea United 1 Cranford United 1Glenea got their home league programme underway with this draw. The home side playing with the breeze dominated from the beginning of the game and took the lead on 15 minutes when after some quick passes Michael Barry floated a ball in for Ryan McFadden to slot the ball home. Glenea pushed hard for the 2nd goal and came close on a couple of occasions through efforts from Sean Mc Bride, Denis Boyle and Darren Mc Geever. The 2nd half followed the pattern of the 1st with the home side on top but unable to extend their lead and they were made to pay on 75 minutes when Philip Buchanan got down the right and pulled the ball to the far post where Hugh McBride was on hand to score with Cranford’s first effort on goal. Glenea pushed hard for a winner and were denied when Denis Boyle’s free-kick was saved by the away keeper and right on full time Kevin Mulhern saw his effort the edge of the box just slide past the post. Best for Glenea were Kevin McFadden and Denis Boyle while it was a team effort from CranfordReferee: Joe McHugh    Gweedore Celtic 3 Curragh Athletic 1A brace of goals by Fionnan Diver gave the home side a deserved victory. Curragh took the lead on twenty minutes with a ball in from the wing being finished by Ryan Carlin. Gweedore were back on terms on the half hour with Johnny Mc Ginty heading home from a corner.The second half was a close affair with the defences on top. Ten minutes into the second half Colin Ferry carried the ball down the wing before crossing for Fionnan Diver to hammer home from close range. On seventy minutes Jamie Boyle played him in and Diver again found the target. Diver was unlucky not to claim a hat-trick when he shot over the bar following a flowing attacking move. Best for Gweedore were Diver, Jamie Boyle and Paul Rua McBride. A team performance from Curragh. Referee: Kevin Logue Kilmacrennan Celtic 2 Donegal Town 1Kilmacrennan pick up their first three points of the season after a deserved win against newly promoted Donegal Town. The home side started the game well and Kieran Doherty was proving to be a real threat to the Donegal defence as they struggled to cope with his physical threat. The opening goal arrived on the twenty minute mark when Liam McBride finished coolly after good work from John ‘Rab’ Sandilands. The visitors soon found the back of the Kilmac net however when Clint Walsh reacted quickest to a wayward goal kick and played David Harron through on goal. Harron made no mistake to level things for the first half. Kilmac bossed large majorities of the second half thanks to the commanding presence of birthday boy Shaun Sandilands and veteran Darren Toland at the heart of the Kilmac defence. With Johnny Doherty and Aidan Friel attacking at every opportunity Kilmac looked the more likely to score. Kilmac should have been out of sight by the hour mark however Michael McLaughlin, Kieran Doherty, and Eddie Doherty failed to hit the target. The winning goal arrived with ten minutes remaining when McLaughlin supplied Aidan Friel who slotted past Mc Cafferty in the Donegal net. Best for Kilmac were Johnny Doherty and Kieran Doherty. Clint Walsh and David Harron best for Donegal Town. Referee: Joe Duffy.  St. Catherines 1 Milford United 7Milford United took an early lead in this match when Lee Boyd toe poked the ball past Ronan O’ Gara in the St. Catherine’s net. The advantage was doubled when Joey Cullen rose unchallenged at the back post to head home Boyd’s right wing cross. The home side pulled a goal back after twenty minutes and immediately afterwards should have equalised but the Milford Keeper was equal to the shot from close range. Encouraged by their impressive start the visitors went on to score another five times without reply. It’s two wins from two for Noel Gillespie’s men while Brian Dorrian’s young troops are still searching for their first league victory. The Moyle View men will be hard to beat this season and surely this young St. Catherines side will learn as the season progresses and look like a team for the years ahead. Referee: Liam Farren   Watson Hire Division One  Gweedore United 3 Bonagee United 0Gweedore United got their new league campaign off to a perfect start in glorious conditions at Carrickboyle. The home side took the lead in the 19th minute when Darren Ferry’s free kick found Ciaran Mc Fadden and Mc Fadden turned to finish well from 18 yards into the bottom corner leaving John Carr in the Bonagee nets with no chance. The game continued to be open with both defences doing well and it remained 1-0 until the interval. In the second half Bonagee began the brighter but they couldn’t find a way through a good Gweedore backline. As the game went on it was end to end stuff and Carl Duggan and Kevin Mc Hugh came close, however Liam Mc Fadden in the United nets did well on each occasion. Michael Connolly put the home side two up in the 80th minute following a great through pass from Matthew Byrne which Connolly neatly finished. Two minutes later the home side made it 3-0, this time following good work by Hugh Martin Curran who put Connolly through to get his second. Bonagee continued to push and seen good chances fall to Carl Duggan and Odhran Grant however it just wasn’t their day. In what was a good game of passing football Carl Duggan and Kevin Mc Hugh excelled for Bonagee with a great team effort from Gweedore with Micheal Connolly man of the match on the day. Referee: Mick Lagan.  Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Keadue Rovers(Match Postponed)Re-Fixed for Wednesday 3rd OctoberTri-a-loch K.O. TBC Castlefin Celtic 3 Lagan Harps 3With not even a minute on the clock Lagan opened the scoring with Ross Hamlyn finding the net. Fifteen minutes later Lagan doubled their lead when James Gillen found himself one on one with the Castlefin keeper and he finished well to make it 2-0 to Lagan. Castlefin now looked to get back into the game but the Lagan keeper Michael Toner made two fine saves. They pulled a goal back when a Ronan Tourish cross into the box found Damien Mc Anenny and he headed home in 27th minute. Colin Carlin was then fouled in the box. Emmet White stepped up to drill home from the penalty spot.At the start of the second half Lagan took the lead again when Shane Kelly scored. Both teams looked for another goal with the woodwork denying Castlefin’s best efforts from JP Malley and Emmet White. Castlefin however managed to get a late equaliser when Dylan White was brought down in the Lagan box. Emmet White again stepped up to beat the keeper and get his second from the spot to leave it 3-3. Referee: Victor Rainey. Best for Castlefin: Emmet White and Colin Carlin. Best for Lagan: Michael Toner  Drumoghill F.C. 2 Dunkineely Celtic 0Drumoghill FC continued their excellent opening to their campaign with this hard earned victory over Dunkineely Celtic. Liam O’Donnell and Kevin Kelly were the match winners on the day but Ronan Gibson and John Madigan in defence were just as vital to the securing of the points. After a lively star, it was Drumoghill who opened the scoring on 15 minutes. The architect was Michael Doherty whose run down the left took him past Cassidy to the bye-line and there was Liam O’Donnell to head beyond Donal Murrin at the back post. Chances were few and far between thereafter although Kevin Kelly was unlucky to see his 47th minute strike shave the post. Dunkineely searched in vain for an equaliser and were always a threat through Conaghan, but their pursuit of a leveller meant they were always vulnerable to the counter attack and they were caught on the break through Kevin Kelly, who drove home to seal the points.For Drumoghill it was another 3 points and clean sheet, whilst Dunkineely look to have enough promise to threaten an immediate return to the top flight.Referee: Ronan Floyd got CT Ball Division Two Copany Rovers 3 Ballybofey United 1This was a closely contested hard fought match played at a fast pace. The deadlock was broken in the 17th minute with a free kick on the edge of the box taken by David Graham and headed home by Roger Leonard. Copany extended their lead in the 53rd minute when Roger fed David Graham down the wing and he crossed to the back post for Glen Harron to tap in. Ballybofey pulled one back on the 61st minute but Copany killed the game off in the 81st minute with a goal from Pauric Rooney. Good team efforts from both sides. Glenree United 0 Deele Harps 1Glenree got off to the better start with Damien Nelis coming close from 25 yards. Both teams passed the ball well but neither could create a clear opening before half-time. The major turning point in the game came 5 minutes into the second half when a through ball was handled by Glenree Keeper John Cunningham just outside the box. He was swiftly sent off and Glenree scrambled to re-arrange the team. Despite their 10 men Glenree fought hard and limited Deele to only one chance, which they scored from. A cross from the wing was headed home perfectly by Seamus Mullen. Glenree almost restored parity 20 minutes before full time but Robert Moore’s volley from Marty Mc Laughlin’s through ball went just wide. Deele defended well to the end and held out for the three points. Whitestrand United 2 Drumbar F.C. 0On a fine autumn afternoon Whitestrand United entertained Drumbar FC at Whitestrand Park. The game started off with a bang as with less than two minutes on the clock Paul Lynch opened the scoring with a header. The game went to half time with the White Strand leading 1-0.The Second half began in a similar vein to the first with Paul Lynch scoring early. Defensively the Strand were looking solid with Eamon Martin and Sean Barrett both playing very well. This was good performances all over the pitch from the Strand with Paul Lynch scoring twice, Drumbar FC put in a solid performance. Referee: Gerry Rodden  Raphoe Town 1 Convoy Arsenal 2Raphoe went a goal up through Mark Bogle when he got on the end of a great move involving Stephen Craig, Jamie Gallagher and Ryan Mc Cullagh. Raphoe kept pressing and should have added to their tally but the Convoy goalkeeper was having an inspired afternoon with a string of fine saves. Raphoe let Convoy back into it when they gave away a penalty which Darren Harvey dispatched. The second half belonged to the young Convoy goalkeeper who was stopping everything Raphoe threw at him saving from Paddy Gallagher and Ryan Mc Cullagh. But as the saying goes it’s a funny old game, Convoy broke and Melaugh scored against the run of play. Best for Convoy was young Boyd in goals. Decent team effort from Raphoe. Referee: John Mc GlanagheySATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division One Castlefin Celtic Reserves 4 Glenea United Reserves 3Played in glorious weather conditions at Park View it was an even affair for most of the first half as both teams failed to take their chances. Glenea made the breakthrough in the 44th minute when Tommy Rodgers found himself in the clear and he drilled the ball past the Castlefin keeper. Rodgers then made it 0-2 to Glenea on the stroke of half time when he got his head to a corner kick.Castlefin pulled one back on the hour when a James McMenamin free kick found Marcus Curran who converted. The home side levelled in the 70th minute. A Peter Bryson ball from the back line found Marcus Curran. Again he applied the final touch. Castlefin took the lead 2 minutes later from a James McMenamin shot that beat the Glenea keeper. Glenea levelled the game once more when the Castlefin defence failed to clear the ball and Kevin McFadden ran through to make it 3-3 on 74 minutes. Both teams went looking for a winner. Castlefin managed to take all 3 points courtesy of an 89th minute winner. Referee: Brian O’ Kane. Best for Castlefin: Darren Bogan. Best for Glenea: Tommy Rodgers  Fintown Harps AFC 1 St. Catherines Reserves 2In a hard fought game at Pairc Acla both teams created some early chances. Mc Brearty went close on ten minutes for St Catherine’s and Darragh Gallagher did likewise for Harps on 15 minutes. St. Catherine’s broke the deadlock in the 25th minute with Mc Brearty finding the net after a break from defence. They went two up when Luke Kelly finished a good move with a great strike. Harps got a penalty just before half time but Gallagher’s strike was saved. Harps with it all to do pulled one back early in the second half. Harps then pushed for the equaliser but to no avail. Good team performances from both sides. Referee: Charlie Crerand Mulroy Celtic 0 Erne Wanderers 5Played in perfect conditions both teams were missing a few players on the day but the away side went away with a comfortable three points. They pressed high from the off and took the lead inside twenty minutes when a shot from Dermot Slevin from outside the area took a big deflection and wrong footed the keeper. They doubled their lead when poor defensive play allowed Cian Dolan to sweep the ball home. The game was effectively over before half time when the away side struck again through Mark Dorrian. The second started a little better for the home side with home debutant Mark Carr showing a bit of confidence on ball and trying a few long range efforts. But in truth Erne were still well in control and added their fourth and fifth goals through another from Slevin and the fifth a goal of beauty when Michael Mc Neely caught the Mulroy keeper way out of his goals and he floated a perfectly weighted shot into the net from all of forty yards. Best for the home side were Dougie and Sonic. Away sides spine Dorrian, Slevin and Spudy excelled throughout. Orchard F.C. 3 Ramelton Mariners 1Orchard started off the stronger team and on 15 minutes they scored the first goal of the game through a solo effort from Niall Bonner. The Mariners settled after this and through good team play got back on level terms when Joe Coyle finished off a well worked move 10 minutes later. Mariners were now playing the better football and Orchard had a man sent off. This seemed to boost the Orchard’s performance level and a minute before half time they regained the lead when Niall Bonner latched onto a loose ball in the Mariners half and ran on to score another great goal.The Second half saw both sides creating chances with no reward. As the Mariners pushed for the equaliser in the dying minutes of the game Bonner, on the counterattack, outpaced the Mariners central defender to complete his hat-trick. Man of the match Niall Bonner.  Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two Arranmore United 3 Gweedore United Reserves 0Arranmore ran out 3-0 winners in their 1st home outing of the season. The first half was even with both teams going close several times. In the second half Danny Rodgers set up Gavin Mc Glanaghy who fired home. Ten minutes later it was two with Daniel O’ Donnell Mc Glanaghey’s provider on this occasion. Gweedore always looked dangerous from set pieces but Danny Rodgers, Declan Proctor. Michael Mc Hugh and Ruan Reynolds defended well. With 10 minutes to go Mc Glanaghey turned provider when he set up Conor Proctor who completed the scoring. Best for Arranmore were Declan Proctor and Daniel O’ Donnell. In a good team performance Darren Whoriskey played brilliantly for Gweedore United. Donegal Town Reserves 2 Strand Rovers 1Donegal Town came out on top in this encounter played in excellent conditions at the Hospital Field. Donegal, who dominated the game for long periods, put the visitors under pressure early on creating several chances. The opening goal came after 20 minutes when Ciarán O’Reilly slipped past two defenders to fire home to the bottom corner from just outside the area. Strand were then presented with a great opportunity when a misplaced pass across goal was latched onto by Darragh Hanlon and the striker made no mistake to level things up. It stayed that way until the break. Donegal pressed forward in numbers and after good work from James Feighney on the right hand side, Ciarán O’Reilly was on hand to finish when Feighney’s effort came back off the ‘keeper. Despite creating a host of chances Donegal were unable to put the game to bed with Nathan Ward and Paul Gerard Duncan both going close on occasions. A game played in a good spirit with solid team performances from both sides. Tullyvinney Rovers 3 Milford United Reserves 1This game was played in glorious conditions at the Cross. It was Tullyvinney that started the stronger when Martin Alexander had the ball in the net but he was in an offside position. Then on twenty minutes a kick out from Nigel Hegarty was flicked on by Michael Shiels and was fired home by Martin Alexander. Tullyvinney held this lead going into the final twenty minutes when a through ball was fired home by Christy Mc Cafferty. This goal seemed to spur Tullyvinney on and on seventy minutes they got a free kick thirty yards from goal. Up stepped Steve Devine who fired an unstoppable shot to the back of the net, a goal worthy of winning any game .Then with five minutes left the lively Adam Gardiner took on two Milford players and rounded the keeper to score a great goal. Tullyvinney could have got a fourth goal when a thirty yard pass from A Mc Daid was met on the volley by N Phelan who hit the crossbar with the Milford keeper rooted to the spot . It was a great performance by Tullyvinney with M Alexander , A mc Daid and N Phelan outstanding. Team performance from Milford. Referee: Seamus Mc Groary Curragh Athletic Reserves 3 Cranford United Reserves 3Curragh started off this game well. Marty Mc Laughlin headed over from a Justin Mc Bride cross. Cranford took the lead in the 27th minute against the run of play. After half time Curragh took charge of the game. A Burnsy corner was slotted home by Troy Mc Cormick in the51st minute. Another good move resulted in a cross from Marty Mc Laughlin been expertly converted by Burnsy in the 61st minute. Curragh kept pressing again and good work from Burnsy put Ryan Carlin through on goal. He turned smartly but to be fouled for a penalty. Justin Mc Bride stepped up and calmly sent the Cranford keeper the wrong way. in the Ryan Carlin and Gary Heaney then combined only to see the latter’s powerful header hitting the post. Cranford pushed forward and scored in the 78 minute . They then pushed for a equaliser and were rewarded when a corner was not cleared and the Cranford striker scored from close range.At a GlanceDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTS  SATURDAY Old Orchard Saturday Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves                 4 v 3                   Glenea United ReservesFintown Harps AFC                       1 v 2                   St. Catherines ReservesMulroy Celtic                                  0 v 5                   Erne WanderersOrchard F.C.                                    3 v 1                   Ramelton MarinersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United                            3 v 0                   Gweedore United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves                  2 v 1                   Strand RoversTullyvinney Rovers                         3 v 1                   Milford United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves               3 v 3                   Cranford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves                 P v P                   Glenree United ReservesSUNDAY 29-09 2013 Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Glenea United                                  1 v 1                   Cranford UnitedRathmullan Celtic                            P v P                   Lifford CelticGweedore Celtic                              3 v 1                   Curragh AthleticKilmacrennan Celtic                         2 v 1                   Donegal TownSt. Catherines                                   1 v 7                   Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneGweedore United                             3 v 0                   Bonagee UnitedKerrykeel ’71 F.C.                           P v P                   Keadue RoversCastlefin Celtic                                3 v 3                   Lagan HarpsDrumoghill F.C.                               2 v 0                   Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoCopany Rovers                                3 v 1                   Ballybofey UnitedGlenree United                                 0 v 1                   Deele HarpsWhitestrand United                         2 v 0                   Drumbar F.C.Raphoe Town                                  1 v 2                   Convoy ArsenalFIXTURESDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURES  SATURDAY 5-10-2013                     K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves                      v                      Mulroy CelticCastlefin Celtic Reserves                    v                      Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Celtic                                     v                      Ramelton MarinersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves                  v                      Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.)Milford United Reserves                    v                      Curragh Athletic ReservesStrand Rovers                                     v                      Tullyvinney RoversDonegal Town Reserves                     v                      Keadue RoversGweedore United Reserves                v                      Glenree United ReservesSUNDAY 6-10-2013              K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers                                   v                      Eany CelticGweedore United                                v                      Lagan HarpsKerrykeel ’71 F.C.                              v                      Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United                              v                      Glenree UnitedCopany Rovers                                   v                      Letterbarrow CelticConvoy Arsenal                                  v                      Dunlewy CelticDrumbar F.C.                                      v                      Raphoe TownDD SOCCER: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES FROM THE DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE was last modified: September 29th, 2013 by John2Share 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 Junior Leaguelast_img read more

first_img 2 Iceland manager – and dentist – Heimir Hallgrimsson Heimir Hallgrímsson has stepped down as manager of the Icelandic football team.The 51-year-old has been in charge of Iceland for the past five years, having served as assistant boss for two years previously. He was initially appointed as joint-manager alongside Lars Lagerbäck and the pair led Iceland to qualification for the 2016 European Championship,In doing so, Iceland – with a population of around 350,000 – became the smallest nation ever to reach a major tournament and they went on stun England in the knockout stages on their way to the quarter-finals.Hallgrímsson – who also works as a dentist – took sole charge after Euro 2016 and masterminded Iceland’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup.Iceland, the smallest nation ever to reach a World Cup finals, were drawn into a tough group, containing Argentina, Croatia and Nigeria.They held Lionel Messi’s Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their opening match but lost to Nigeria and Croatia to finish bottom of Group D. The Icelandic Football Association announced the news via its official Twitter account on Tuesday.center_img 2 Iceland fans were in great voice at the World Cup The FA of Iceland can now confirm that Heimir Hallgrímsson will not continue as head coach of the Icelandic men´s national team. Hallgrímsson steps down as Iceland coach at his own request after 7 years in the job, having joined in 2011. pic.twitter.com/4Srl1lDdkq— Knattspyrnusambandið (@footballiceland) July 17, 2018last_img read more

first_imgMcGILL (AGED 98)The death has taken place December 25th 2011 at her home of Mary Anne McGill nee Thompson (aged 98 years) The Haw, Lifford. Reposing at Quigley`s Funeral Home, Strabane on Monday 26th from 4pm with removal at 5.40pmto St Patrick`s Church, Murlog, Lifford. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 11am. Interment afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Castlefin. The house is private please. Beloved wife of the late Patrick and sister of the late Teresa, Elizabeth, James, Kathleen and John.QUIGG The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Patrick Quigg, late of Gulladuff, Moville. His remains are  reposing at his late residence. Funeral from there tomorrow, Monday, at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Columba’s Church, Ballinacrea, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR DECEMBER 24/25, 2011 was last modified: December 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:2011DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR DECEMBER 24/25last_img

first_imgAN AWARD-winning music student who turned to selling drugs to pay off his student loans has walked free from court without a conviction.Youth worker Kevin Monaghan, who is 25, appeared before Letterkenny District Court.Monaghan, from 22 The Elms in Letterkenny, had been suspected by the drugs squad of being a cannabis dealer in the town. Gardai stopped a car in the town on April 7th last year but didn’t find any drugs.However a subsequent search of the property at The Elms uncovered €680 worth of cannabis, weighing scales, €170 in cash, a nokia phone and a tick list of customers.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said Monaghan was a gifted music student who had studied at college in Derry where he had received the President’s Prize. He had gone on to Leeds University where he had received a degree in Music and Music Production.During the course of his studies he had run up debts of €5,000 to the Credit Union and had an overdraft of €1,400, said the solicitor.“Unfortunately he was a user (of cannabis) himself and he fell into selling it,” said Mr Dillon.Mr Dillon also said Monaghan was a gifted musician who worked with local youth groups because “he wanted to help people”.He said that Monaghan, who had never been before the courts before, was genuinely remorseful for what he did and co-operated fully with the probation service and realised the results of his actions.Judge Paul Kelly said he had expressed serious concerns at a previous hearing when he learned a drug dealer was working with youth organisations at the time.“I was struggling to deal with how someone working with youth services could be before the court on drug dealing charges,” said the judge.“You seem to have made a very good impression on the probation service. I have also been given very impressive references from Donegal Youth Services and the Letterkenny Youth & Family Service.”The judge ordered Monaghan to make a €500 donation to White Oaks treatment centre “to assist them in dealing with people who may be the victims of the type of behaviour that Mr Monaghan was engaged in.”The judge added: “I am satisfied that Mr Monaghan is a very genuine person and is at low risk of reoffending. I will leave him without a conviction.”He told the defendant he was giving him a “substantial opportunity” and told him not to let down those who had supported him.DRUG-DEALING YOUTH WORKER WALKS FREE AFTER ‘EXEMPLARY’ PROBATION REPORT was last modified: June 24th, 2014 by John2Share 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:drug dealerKevin MonaghanLetterkenny District CourtYouth Workerlast_img read more

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Ten games into the 49ers season and not one interception has come from their cornerbacks. Instead, safeties Jaquiski Tartt and Antone Exum account for all two of the team’s picks – out of opponents’ 356 pass attempts.If any team can relate, it’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Entering Sunday’s home game against the 49ers, the Bucs have only one interception, and their defense hasn’t created a takeaway since Week 3.“That’s one of the reasons both teams are not having much success,” …last_img read more