Denok Miranda returns to action for semis-bound Marinerong Pilipino

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims “We need more stability when it comes to leadership. He’ll be able to guide and teach the players, especially the young ones. It’s like having another coach on the floor,” the soft-spoken mentor said.Marinerong Pilipino isn’t the lone team making moves before the playoffs.Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian bolstered its roster as it acquired Jeff Viernes, Jay-R Taganas, and Cedrick Ablaza in lieu of Aaron Jeruta, Kent Lao, and Allan Santos.Top seed Akari-Adamson activated Jasper Longalong for Kurt Lojera, and Centro Escolar University also brought up Jordan Intic for Jason Opiso.The 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals begin on Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center, where Che’Lu-San Sebastian takes on Gamboa-St. Clare, while CEU battles Zark’s-Lyceum. The Revellers and the Scorpions own twice-to-beat advantage in their respective series.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES McGregor posts $50,000 bond, released after arraignment Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters PBA IMAGESDenok Miranda is set to make his hardcourt return for Marinerong Pilipino.The Skippers are leaving no stones unturned ahead of the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup playoffs as they beefed up their guard rotation with the activation of the former 12-year PBA veteran.ADVERTISEMENT Miranda, 35, last played for Blackwater but was left unsigned prior to the start of the season.He reunited with coach Koy Banal this conference in Marinerong Pilipino, serving as an assistant coach as he worked with guards like Rian Ayonayon, Billy Robles, Renzo Subido, Joseph Terso, and Achie Iñigo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRELATED: Miranda, Isip bring leadership to Marinerong PilipinoBut with the conference shifting to high gear in the playoffs, Banal saw the need for Miranda to help the two-seed Skippers move past the semifinals. View commentslast_img read more

“Voters Make Elected Officials to Move with Big Heads”

first_imgRep. Domah: “You make leaders to grow for nothing big heads.” – Advertisement – Nimba District #7 Lawmaker urges constituents to hold elected officials to their promisesThe euphoria associated with having an elected official in the House of Representatives or the Senate can be very high when an official takes over; but as time progresses, and the person begins the main work for which he/she is elected, voters soon begin expressing apathy (disregard, unconcern) in him/her for failing to fulfill promises made during the time of campaigning.Constituents across the country are expressing disappointment in their elected officials, especially at this time of Liberia’s harsh economic situation, leaving officials unnervingly silent and, sometimes, only defending themselves with the excuse that, “I am a lawmaker; I was not elected to build a bridge, road or school.”Against this backdrop, Nimba County District #7 Representative Roger Domah has shifted the blame on voters themselves for the failure of elected officials to fulfill promises they made during campaigns.On June 22, 2019 in Tengbein Town, where he served as a guest speaker at the induction ceremony of officials of an umbrella organization, the Gbehyi Loleawon Association (GLA), for the locals of Gbehyi Clan, Representative Domah said, “You voters make elected officials to move with big heads here. You are the ones who gave us jobs through your votes, and if we fail to provide the kind of leadership you need, or do not fulfill promises we made, you still maintain your voting right to vote us out in an election.”He added, “Instead of exercising this right to teach politicians during elections, you people sometimes vote the same person, because of tribal or personal connection. This makes officials complacent to feel that the people love them.”Liberians are expected to know the roles of their lawmakers as well as those of other branches of government through their Constitution; but the Constitution has not been taught in schools or through other media outlets as required in Article 10.In the absence of such vital information, voters tend to view elected officials’ roles on the basis of sentiments rather than evaluating them on their constitutional roles.In his statement, Domah said if voters were holding elected officials to their promises by voting them out when they fail, others coming to the position would be cautious of such an example and strive to do better.“You voted me as your representative; if I fail to meet your expectations, you reserve the right to take it from me,” said Representative Domah.He challenged residents to be frank to tell their leaders the truth, and not to get people deceived by “for nothing big heads.”He said as a result of allowing leaders to go without being checks and truth telling, other incompetent people, who do not deserve a post, come with lies and flattery, to fool the people continuously.“As long as leaders are up there and you do not tell them the truth or make a decision that will affect their actions, they will control the resources and live decent lives, without being conscious that the masses are suffering,” Representative Domah continued.He said, “Leadership is more than the position occupied and less than the impact a leader makes.”He therefore cautioned the newly-elected leadership of the GLA to perform in a way that those elected officials will maintain the trust reposed in them by the people of the clan.GLA elected officers raise hands as Sup. Cooper inducts them into officeDomah called on GLA president Ernest Duo Harris to avoid activities that will delay support to projects earmarked for implementation.The GLA is currently undertaking a building project on its school campus near Garwonpa Town; residents are rallying to generate funds for the project.Representative Domah contributed L$150,000 towards the Gbehyi project, and promised to donate unspecified building materials as the project is ongoing.The induction officer, Nimba County Superintendent David Dorr Cooper, commended the leadership and Gbehyi people for not waiting on the government for development, but always initiating their own projects and underwriting the costs.He told GLA president Ernest Harris not to see himself as a lord for the people of the nine towns of Gbehyi, but that he should limit his desire and boastfulness so as to look back to people who elected him to the position.Superintendent Cooper contributed US$250 and 50 bags of cement towards the project.In his acceptance statement shortly after the induction ceremony, Mr. Harris, having seen a gap of disunity in the new administrative district setup that divides Gbehyi Clan, expressed the need to bring back people of the clan together as it was before the civil war (1989-2003).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Local golfer earns spot on pro tour

first_imgA local golfer has earned even more recognition in the professional golf world.Fort St John native and pro golfer Kirby Dreher, was the runner up at the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Tour event.   Amateur Jessica Wallace of Langley, B.C., defeated Dreher in a one-hole playoff Wednesday, June 29, to capture the season’s third and final event. Although, despite the loss, amateurs are not eligible to win prizes and as a result, Dreher took home the first place pot, as well as an invite to the upcoming LPGA Canadian Women’s Open event.- Advertisement –center_img Dreher shot a second round of 2-over 74 before falling to Wallace in the playoff.last_img read more

Two arrested after hour-long police pursuit

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two men in a stolen Honda led El Monte police officers on an hour-long pursuit today. El Monte Police Agent Raul Linn said the incident started around 10:30 a.m. when officers tried to stop the battered, early 90s model Honda for a traffic violation near Ramona Boulevard and Durfee Avenue. Dispatchers told the officers the vehicle had been reported stolen and after the driver failed to yield, the chase was on. A detective who happened to be in the area laid out spike strips and punctured the car’s two back tires about 20 minutes into the chase. But the driver kept going, leading officers on surface streets at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour through El Monte, Baldwin Park, Temple City and Industry before finally stopping on Valley Boulevard near Hacienda Boulevard in La Puente. Police arrested Alvaro Montes, 19, of El Monte who was the alleged driver and passenger David Padilla, 27, of Pomona. They are being held at El Monte City Jail on charges of grand theft auto and evading arrest. last_img read more

Arsenal’s Iwobi sends Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during their FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying match against Zambia in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on October 7, 2017 © AFP / PIUS UTOMI EKPEIABUJA, Nigeria, Oct 8 – Alex Iwobi’s goal saw Nigeria become the first African team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, while Ghana were eliminated in the qualifiers.A 73rd-minute strike by Arsenal forward Iwobi handed the Super Eagles a 1-0 success over Zambia in Uyo, ensuring top spot in Group B with a game to spare. “It was my goal to qualify this team to an amazing tournament like the World Cup,” said Nigeria captain Mikel Obi.“I’m proud to captain this team of great players and coaches.“My wife is Russian and she and the kids will be in Russia to cheer us at the World Cup.”Nigeria now have 13 points with second-placed Zambia on seven. Cameroon are on six points after defeating Algeria 2-0.Ghana, quarter-finalists at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, were eliminated after managing only a goalless draw in Uganda when needing a win to keep their slim hopes alive.It means Egypt can join Nigeria with victory at home to winless Congo on Sunday.Unbeaten leaders Nigeria moved to 10 points from four matches in Group B and a home win over Zambia on October 7, 2017 will clinch a sixth World Cup appearanceFailure to do so would mean Uganda can still pip them to top spot in Group E, with both facing away trips next month.Uganda, who were promised $3,000-a-man to beat Ghana, created the better first-half chances in Kampala but William Kizito spurned the best of those.Derrick Nsibambi could have headed the Cranes ahead in the 64th minute, but somehow missed the target from inside the six-yard box.South Africa recorded their first win in Group D with a 3-1 success against Burkina Faso despite losing Bongani Zungu to a red card in the second half for retaliation.Bafana Bafana raced to a 3-0 first-half lead with a highly controversial Percy Tau goal, followed by strikes from Themba Zwani and Sibusiso Vilakazi.Burkina Faso’s consolation was a superb free-kick by Bertrand Traore three minutes from time.Senegal top group D after late goals from Diafra Sakho and Cheikh N’Doye earned them a 2-0 win at Cape Verde.They now need to win one of next month’s double-header against South Africa to qualify, but all four teams remain in contention.Senegal have eight points with Burkina Faso and Cape Verde on six and South Africa on four.Senegal and South Africa have an extra game left because they must replay a match originally won 2-1 by Bafana Bafana that was annulled over match manipulation by the Ghanaian referee.DR Congo’s 2-1 win in Libya ensured Group A will go down to the wire, although Tunisia need only a point at home to Libya to secure qualification after Youssef M’Sakni’s hat-trick fired them to a 4-1 win at Guinea.In Group C, Khalid Boutaib’s hat-trick sent Morocco top with a 3-0 win over Gabon, who were eliminated.Ivory Coast dropped to second after drawing 0-0 in Mali on Friday but they host Morocco in a winner-takes-all clash next month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL ATHLETE TAKES GOLD IN YOUTH OLYMPICS

first_imgDONEGAL athletics is celebrating this evening after Letterkenny athlete Ruairi Finnegan took GOLD in the Under-18 Youth Olympics in Turkey earlier today.The St Eunan’s College runner led from the front in the 1,500M final and came home in a fantastic time of 3:53:80 making him the fastest runner at this level on the planet.And there are hopes tomorrow for Donegal Town’s Karl Griffin who is through to tomorrow’s 800M Final as the fastest runner. Managed by Bernie Alcorn the results are a fantastic boost for athletics in the county.Ireland senior team manager Patsy McGonagle today paid tribute to both Ruairi and Karl.“This is a superb achievement for Ruairi; to win gold in that heat and to lead from start to finish was superb,” said Patsy.“This is also great news for Karl and we will all have high hopes for him tomorrow. “Such results are a testament to the up and coming athletes Donegal has produced in recent times.”OFFICIAL RESULT:RANKBIBNAME & SURNAMENOCBORN RESULTS1 302Ruairi FINNEGANIRL14 JUL 1994 3:53.78 2330Samuele DINIITA02 OCT 1994 3:54.45 3219James LAMSWOODGBR24 SEP 1994 3:55.02 4472Jan PETRACSLO04 JUL 1994 3:55.66 PB5420Joao CRUZPOR12 APR 1994 3:57.47 PB6538Mustafa KOCATEPETUR18 DEC 1994 3:57.93 SB7390Jorijn DE MARENED28 JAN 1994 3:58.62 8436Ilie Bogdan MACOVEIROU26 JUL 1995 3:58.79 PB941Isaac KIMELIBEL09 MAR 1994 3:58.80 PB10483Nemanja KOJICSRB09 JUN 1994 3:59.15 1195Ivan MALICCRO13 NOV 1995 4:01.52 12318Omer ALMOGISR04 JAN 1994 4:05.18 1317Dominik STADLMANNAUT04 JUN 1995 4:05.22 PB14378Bob BERTEMESLUX15 MAR 1994 4:10.08 15135Marc ALCALAESP07 NOV 1994 4:BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL ATHLETE TAKES GOLD IN YOUTH OLYMPICS was last modified: July 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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 Townkarl griffinletterkennyruairi finneganlast_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS, TABLES AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSUNDAY 01-9-2013 Brian Mc Cormick CupKeadue Rovers 2 Arranmore United 0Keadue Rovers are through to the Gweedore Area Final of the Brian McCormick Cup following this tough victory over Arranmore United at Central Park. The game was played in difficult conditions with a near gale force wind throughout. The away team were quick out of the blocks and won a penalty in the second minute when Gavin Mc Glanaghey was fouled in the area. The penalty kick was saved well by Keadue keeper Ben Boyle. Following good work from David Sweeney, Donal Rodgers found a bit of space in the box and found the net with a low shot from close range. Arranmore were unlucky not to equalise when Daniel O’Donnell hit the bar with a free kick. The home team went two goals up when Donal Rodgers was again on hand to stab home following another good move. Arranmore’s best chance of the second half came from a hooked effort which went just over the bar on sixty seven minutes. Keadue prevailed in the worsening conditions and qualify to play Glenea in next week’s Area Final. Best for Arranmore were Peter Dillon and Frankie Early. Best for Keadue were Ryan Greene, Donal Rodgers and David Sweeney. Referee: Ronan Floyd.Strand Rovers 0 Dunlewy Celtic 2This game was played in windy conditions in Maghery .Strand Rovers put on all the pressure in the first half but gave away a silly free kick in front of goal allowing Dunlewey to take the lead. Dunlewey played some nice football then for a while before “Strand” began turning the screw in search of an equaliser. Dunlewey then scored against the run of play when the ball was held up in air by the wind and it caught out the home defence.Glenree United 2 Cranford United 4Cranford got the result they wanted but didn’t have it all their own way. Glenree took the lead twice from Sosa and Weeman but those were cancelled out by Martin Mc Bride and Kyle Black before half time. Arthur Lynch scored a great free kick to make it 3-2 early in second half and Kyle Black sealed the win two minutes later with a good finish. Good team performances from both sides.Gweedore United 0 Gweedore Celtic 3This game was played in very windy conditions at Carrickboyle making it very difficult for either side to play football. Celtic went away with a victory over their local rivals. In the opening half chances were few and far between. It took a long range effort from Damien O’Sullivan to break the deadlock when he hit a good shot from 20 yards into the top corner to make it 1-0. In the second half the visitors were quickest out of the blocks and went two up in the 55th minute when Odhran Mc Nelis hit an excellent shot from 25 yards. The visitors went three ahead 10 minutes later when John Mc Fadden found himself one on one with Liam Mac Fadden in the United nets and Mc Fadden made no mistake securing the points for Gweedore Celtic. Odhran Mc Nelis who was outstanding on the day was the difference between the sides. Referee: Kevin Logue Tullyvinney Rovers 0 Castlefin Celtic 5Despite being down several players for this derby match Tullyvinney started with a few younger players against a well drilled Castlefin team .On two minutes a mix up between Sam Hegarty and SB Malley allowed Simon Mc Glinchey to tap home . Castlefin scored their second goal from a free kick which struck the unfortunate Sam Hegarty and flew into the top corner . Castlefin scored a further three goals and ran out comfortable winners firstly JP Malley robbed his brother SB on the edge of the penalty area and fired home . Then on sixty minutes a misplaced clearence by the SB Malley fell to Mark Carlin who fired home . Then Colin Carlin scored with a header from a corner . Best for Castlefin Simon Mc Glinchey , Mark Carlin .Best for Tullyvinney SB Malley , Billy Sweeney . Referee: Paul DohertyDeele Harps 2 Convoy Arsenal 1This match was reversed to Orchard Park, Convoy, on a great day for football. In an evenly contested game it was Deele who took the spoils with goals from Aidy Gallagher and Shane Gallagher. Convoy showed signs of a positive season ahead. Good team performances from the sides. Curragh Athletic 2 Lagan Harps 0In a first half that the home team dominated it took full back Chris Burns to open the scoring on forty four minutes. After good running from Ryan Carlin Burns, who started the move off, drilled home from inside the eighteen. Both John Mc Laughlin and Carlin had chances earlier but could not find the net. A very young Lagan Harps team did keep trying to play football but did not manage to trouble Roy Duffy in the Curragh nets in this first half. The second half was a similar affair however Lagan did create some chances and almost equalised when Ross Hamlyn forced a splendid save from Roy Duffy on sixty two minutes. John Mc Laughlin wrapped up the scoring for Curragh on eighty six minutes when he slide the ball home at the near post. Referee: Paddy MartinCappry Rovers 4 Drumbar F.C. 2Cappry Rovers recorded a home win in the Brian Mc Cormick Cup against Drumbar United by four goals to two in Cappry Park. Drumbar started the stronger and created numerous chances following a couple of corners. They took the lead when Adam Enright scored direct from a corner after ten minutes. Cappry equalised in the fourteenth when a cross from Dylan Ramsey was finished to the net by Alan Patton. The Home team had numerous chances to take the lead through Alan Patton, Kyle Lafferty and Brendan Mc Laughlin but the Drumbar defence and the keeper held firm. The visitors regained the lead in the fortieth minute when Shane Mc Loone scored with a volley to the top corner of the net giving Brendan O’ Meara in the Cappry goal no chance.The second half started with Drumbar looking to stretch their lead but it was Cappry who got on level terms in the fifty second minute through Kyle Lafferty when he scored with a low hard shot.Alan Patton got his second goal and Cappry’s third in the sixty fourth minute when he beat the offside trap to slice the ball past the advancing keeper. Drumbar had a few half chances to score but were unable to finish. Cappry substitute Pete Lafferty scored in the eighty eighth minute when he won the ball to head past the keeper. Decent team performance from Cappry. Best for Drumbar Shane Browne and Mark Butler. Referee: Martin Mc Anneny.Fintown Harps AFC 2 Dunkineely Celtic 3Donegal Town 2 Erne Wanderers 0Donegal Town came out on top in a closely fought affair. Neither side were able to score in the first half with Erne coming closest when a long range effort hit the bar. In the second half Donegal got the break through when Kevin Devaney’s free kick was nodded home by team captain JP Byrne. Erne dominated possession from then on but failed to carve out any clear cut chances while Donegal were always threatening on the counter. Donegal sealed victory when Kevin Mc Cafferty, who was excellent throughout, broke the offside trap which allowed Padhraic Mc Glynn to finish after Mc Cafferty’ s original effort came back off the ‘keeper. Good team performances from both sides with Marty Byrne and Mc Cafferty best for Donegal.Copany Rovers 1 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Copany Rovers hosted Letterbarrow Celtic at Killowen Park on Sunday. It proved to be a highly entertaining match, well balanced with plenty of chances on both sides. In the 36th minuteCopany broke down the left and David Graham found himself free on the edge of the box and with a well struck drive he gave Copany the lead. It remained 1-0 until the break. In the 53rd minute after a deep free kick from Thomas Given on the half-way line, with Letterbarrow’s defence hesitant, the ball broke to David Graham who was taken down for a penalty. The spot kick was well saved by Enda Kenny in the Letterbarrow goal. Letterbarrow should have equalised on the 70th minute when a long throw found James Mc Groary at the back post but Stephen Doherty made a good save. David Graham and Dale Duncan were best for Copany with Enda Kenny, James Mc Groary and Christie Burke best for Letterbarrow Celtic.Orchard F.C. 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1Orchard F.C. and Kerrykeel ’71 played out an entertaining draw at Errigal College on Sunday. Kerrykeel took the lead on the half hour when Hughie Walsh capitalised on a poor back pass and shot to the net. The Rab’s Park men failed to make their dominance count for the remainder of the first half and went in with the minimal advantage. Orchard started the second half with a renewed urgency and midway through the period they found an equaliser. Kriss Mc Laughlin played a One-Two with Damien Watters and after outpacing the Kerrykeel defence he slid the ball past the outrushing keeper. The draw was a fair result.Milford United 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 1Milford took an early lead with a well taken goal by Darren McLaughlin following good work by Jamie Heena. Milford, with the wind at their backs, pushed for a second but failed to create any great chances. Kilmacrennan attacks in the first half were limited and Milford went in at the break ahead. Kilmacrennan began the second half brightly and were level within ten minutes when Gary Gorman headed home from a free kick. Milford pushed for a winner while Kilmacrennan looked dangerous on the counter attack. A Ciaran McGinley free kick was met at the back post by Jamie Heena who headed home to keep the tie alive with twenty minutes remaining. Milford won two one and the teams played extra time to establish a Group winner. When the extra time failed to separate the sides penalties were taken and Milford United prevailed. Best for Milford were David Curley, Joey Cullen and Peter Doherty. Best for Kilmacrennan were Gary Gorman and Timmy Burke. Referee: Mick Langan.THURSDAY 29-8-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupBallybofey United 2 Drumoghill F.C. 4Drumoghill F.C. secured all three points on their visit to Ballybofey United on Thursday evening and they will contest the Lifford Area Final on September 8th. This was an open match from the first whistle to the last. Experience told throughout as the visitors, with their seasoned team, controlled the play for periods. That said nothing should be taken from the efforts shown by the youthful Ballybofey United side who boasted of only four players who had Donegal Junior League experience to their name prior to the start of this season’s Brian Mc Cormick Cup. This coupled with the fact that all seven substitutes were in their first Senior Season augers well for the future of the Twin Towns outfit.Drumoghill took the lead after only three minutes when the home defence failed to deal with a corner and Carlos Rodgers headed home. Sixteen minutes later in the nineteenth minute Christopher O’ Donnell got the first of his two on the night when he converted from close range after another Drumoghill corner. Then on twenty nine minutes Liam O’ Meara saved well from Andrew Peoples who tried his luck from twenty five yards. On the stroke of half time Carlos Rodgers headed against the Ballybofey United crossbar. Ballybofey then broke and Conor Doherty sent a searching ball over the Drumoghill defence. Ballybofey’s Noel Quinn won the race to the ball but his shot rebounded off the legs of the Drumoghill keeper. Niall Mc Closkey picked up the loose ball thirty yards from goal and curled his shot high into the Drumoghill net to leave the minimum between the sides at the interval.The second half again started poorly for the home team. After four minutes David O’ Carroll did well on the right wing and after getting past P H Bonar he sent a powerful shot past O’ Meara. It was over as a contest five minutes later when again Ballybofey United conceded at a corner kick situation. Again Christopher O’ Donnell was the beneficiary as the home side showed defensive naivety. The introduction of three substitutions added some vital edge for the hosts. Aaron Mc Auley was only into the action when he shot narrowly wide after been set up by Conor Doherty. Another replacement Conor Scanlon found the net on twenty seven minutes but the home side had too much to do at this stage and the game. With time running down O’ Meara made another good save this time from Shane Mc Intyre and David O’ Connell missed a penalty after a handball in the home box. Best for Ballybofey United: Conor Doherty, Niall Mc Closkey and Dylan Laverty. Best for Drumoghill: Christopher O’ Donnell, Carlos Rodgers and Andrew Peoples. Referee: Victor RaineyGlencar Celtic 1 Whitestrand United 1Whitestrand broke the deadlock through Sean Martin who finished neatly after a through ball caught out the Glencar Celtic defence. Glencar started the second half brightly with Paddy Collins causing problems and going close on one occasion after a good run. Glencar made a double substitution bringing on Pajo Rafferty for Steven Browne and Sully for Decky Scanlon. They brought more fight to Glencar and shortly after their arrival Glencar had a penalty after Paddy Collins was tripped in the area. Pajo stepped up and converted his second spot kick in as many games. Glencar threw everything at the Whitestrand defence for the last 20 minutes but they stood firm in defence and saw out the draw.Referee: Ed MooreSATURDAY 31-8-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupBallybofey United 2 v Raphoe Town 2Despite the fact that there was little at stake when Ballybofey United and Raphoe Town met in the Brian Mc Cormick Cup on Saturday evening the two teams served up an enjoyable game of football. Ballybofey took the lead midway through the first half when David White profited from some indecision among the Raphoe defenders. Raphoe were level just before the interval when Michael Quinn scored in the scramble that followed a corner kick. Simon Mc Glynn, who was outstanding throughout, gave Raphoe a deserved lead after ten minutes of the second half as they had opened the half the brighter. Ballybofey never gave up and grew in stature as the half progressed. They introduced Darren Kelly, Christopher Darby and Daniel Mc Glinchey to the play and the youthful determination of the trio helped to complete Ballybofey’s comeback. Darby won a free thirty five yards from goal and Enda Corry stepped up to send a fine strike to the back of the Raphoe net. The game ended at two apiece, a fair reflection on the match. Best for Ballybofey United: Sean Duffy, Liam O’ Meara. Best for Raphoe Town: Jamie Gallagher, Simon Mc Glynn. Referee: Liam FarrenOSCAR TRAYNOR COMPETITIONWith the Donegal Junior League season up and running the attention of the League’s Oscar Traynor team manager, Stephen Corcoran, turns to selecting a panel which he hopes can progress to the later stages this season. Last term there wasn’t much between the teams in the group stages and Inishowen, who the Donegal League acquitted themselves well against, went all the way to the final. With this in mind Corcoran has organised two trials. The first will take place on Wednesday night next, 4th September, at the Curragh Athletic’s New Camp Complex in Killygordan commencing at 7.30p.m. The second, at a venue yet to be decided, takes place the following week on September 11th. The initial list for these trials is as shown below and the manager, who can be contacted on 087-1201952, will be in contact with each individual player prior to the trials.The League has also recently received their match schedule for the first three matches. This season’s campaign begins in Roscommon where the Donegal League will meet the Roscommon League on September 29th. Diamond Park, Ballyare will be the venue for the second match when last season’s competition runners-up Inishowen will be the visitors on October 27th. The third match will also be an away fixture on November 11th as the Donegal League visit Yeat’s County to play the local Sligo/Leitrim League. Last season three players from the Donegal League squad went on to represent Ulster in the inter-provincials and Christopher Sweeney of Gweedore Celtic received the ultimate Amateur honour when he was selected to represent his country. On receiving his International Cap from League Chairman John Joe Mc Cafferty and Secretary Christina O’ Donnell, Sweeney encouraged more players to make themselves available for the squad and further stated that he was very proud to receive such an honour. Team manager Stephen Corcoran has made it clear that the door is open and he wants to put as good a team as possible on the field in an effort to emulate the team of ’83 won the tournament for the Donegal League.Players for trails: Joe Coll, Declan Mc Garvey, Paul Sweeney, Ryan Mc Fadden, Denis Boyle, Kevin Mc Fadden, Kevin Mulhern, Michael Barry, Darren Mc Geever, John Harley all Glenea United, Joey Cullen Milford United, Paul Boyle Keadue Rovers, Garbh Gallagher, Ryan Carlin Curragh Athletic, David Mc Gee, Jamie Boyle, Oran Mc Nelis, Christopher Sweeney all Gweedore Celtic, Lee White, Johnny Robb, Kevin Mc Brearty, Mark Neeson all Lifford Celtic, Colin Carlin, JP Mailey, Emmett White all Castlefin Celtic, Darragh Patton, Eoin Sheridan, Shay Coyle, David Millar all Rathmullan Celtic, Gio Peoples, Joe Mc Carron both Orchard FC, Barry Rose Eany Celtic, Shane Gallagher Deele Harps, Paddy Collins Glencar Celtic, David Graham and David Duncan Copany Rovers.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSTUESDAY 27-8-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupRamelton Mariners 1 v 0 Milford UnitedTHURSDAY 29-8-2013Ballybofey United 2 v 4 Drumoghill F.C.Glencar Celtic 1 v 1 Whitestrand UnitedSUNDAY 01-9-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupKeadue Rovers 2 v 0 Arranmore UnitedStrand Rovers 0 v 2 Dunlewy CelticGlenree United 2 v 4 Cranford UnitedGweedore United 0 v 3 Gweedore CelticTullyvinney Rovers 0 v 5 Castlefin CelticDeele Harps 2 v 1 Convoy ArsenalCurragh Athletic 2 v 0 Lagan HarpsBallybofey United 2 v 2 Raphoe TownCappry Rovers 4 v 2 Drumbar F.C.Fintown Harps AFC 2 v 3 Dunkineely CelticDonegal Town 2 v 0 Erne WanderersCopany Rovers 1 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticOrchard F.C. 1 v 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Milford United 2 v 1 Kilmacrennan CelticDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESTUESDAY 03-09-2013 K.O. 6.30 p.m.Brian Mc Cormick CupMulroy Celtic v Bonagee UnitedTHURSDAY 05-09-2013Donegal Area – Group 2 PLAY-OFFSt. Catherines v Copany Rovers( Venue & Time To Be Confirmed )SATURDAY 07-09-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlenea United Reserves v Erne WanderersMulroy Celtic v Ramelton MarinersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoKeadue Rovers Reserves v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Milford United Reserves v Strand RoversDonegal Town Reserves v Cranford United ReservesTullyvinney Rovers v Gweedore United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Glenree United ReservesSUNDAY 08-09 2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick – Area FinalsDunkineely Celtic v St. Catherines / Copany RoversRathmullan Celtic v Milford UnitedKeadue Rovers v Glenea UnitedCastlefin Celtic v Drumoghill F.C.DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS, TABLES AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 1st, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

COUNCILLOR DEMANDS WE GIVE THE ROAD TO ‘ABSOLUTE GLUT’ OF ROAD SIGNAGE

first_imgA Donegal county councillor has slammed the “absolute glut” of signage which has been erected on The N56 road.One of the “absolute glut” of road signs in Donegal.Cllr Seamus O Domhnaill said there are no less than 119 signs between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy.He says Donegal County Council must now take stock of the signs and reduce them if necessary. The signs include speed signs, directional signage and general distance signage but there are also now tourism related signage including Wild Atlantic Way signs as well as road number signage.Speaking earlier today Cllr.Ó Domhnaill said he very much welcomed the Wild Atlantic Way Initiative and the Tourism numbers which this will generate.But he stated “It does leave us in a situation whereby between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy there is approximately 119 posts carrying various signs erected by Donegal County Council or the NRA.“This amount of signage in my opinion is absolutely ludicrous and I firmly believe that with a little bit of foresight this number could be greatly reduced”. He added that this comes at a time when the Council are expending large amounts of money putting services such as electricity and telecoms underground yet they are erecting multiple amount of poles for signage throughout the County.Ó Domhnaill further commented that “I fully understand that there is a need for information signage. But when we see that the NRA and Board faílte carried out a review and erected new signage last year and we see a further €400,000 spent on Wild Atlantic Way signage this year, which leaves in a situation that between the villages of Gortahork & Dunfanaghy there are in excess of 130 signs erected by the State.“Surely this number could be reduced with a bit of joined up thinking”. Along with these signs there are of course private signage for businesses as well as contour corner signage which is also erected by the Council. Because of the sheer volume of signage on our county’s roads there is no doubt but that they are causing distraction and confusion to motorists using our roads.”In concluding Ó Domhnaill called on Donegal County Council to carry out an inventory of all the signage erectd by the Council and NRA on the Counties National Primary and Secondary roads with a view of reducing the number of signs whilst still delivering the message which is intended.“I find it strange that the Wild Atlantic Way signage wasn’t incorporated within existing signage in an attempt to promote safety and of course save tax payers money. “I wil be raising this matter at our next Council meeting to ensure that a proper process is put in place before the County is totally over run with Council signs.”COUNCILLOR DEMANDS WE GIVE THE ROAD TO ‘ABSOLUTE GLUT’ OF ROAD SIGNAGE was last modified: April 11th, 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:Cllr Seamus O DomhnaillCreesloughdonegalDunfanaghyN56Wild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Men’s Soccer Has Six Student-Athletes Earn MVC Academic Honors

first_imgST. LOUIS – The Drake University men’s soccer team placed a league-high four student-athletes on the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete First Team while two student-athletes earned Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention accolades, the league office announced Monday morning. This is the first MVC scholar-athlete accolade for Enna, who played in 16 matches and was second on the team in goals scored with five. A forward, Enna, added one assist and finished with 11 points, which ranked second on the squad. He holds a 3.55 GPA in business studies. Seniors James Grunert (Muskego, Wis.), Ben LeMay (Hugo, Minn.), Mueng Sunday (Coralville, Iowa) and James Wypych (Wellington, New Zealand) were each selected to the first team for the second-consecutive season. Junior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) and senior Darrin MacLeod (Waterloo, Ontario) round out Drake’s honorees as they each collected honorable mention honors for the first time in their respective careers. This is also the first career MVC scholar-athlete honor for MacLeod, a goalkeeper, who is the all-time leader in program history in games (76), minutes (6940:22), saves (308), shutouts (19) and wins (33). He was named a candidate for the prestigious Senior CLASS award this season. MacLeod owns a 3.50 GPA in health sciences. Print Friendly Version LeMay played in 16 matches with 14 starts and scored two goals and recorded one assist. He is also a two-time COSIDA All-District IV selection and owns a 3.78 GPA in pharmacy.center_img Grunert started 15 matches for Drake and scored one goal and handed out one assist. He is a two-time COSIDA All-District IV selection who holds a 3.79 grade point average in health sciences. Grunert also earned scholar-athlete honorable mention accolades in 2014. Sunday, a midfielder, earned All-MVC First Team honors for the second-straight year after he started 18-of-19 matches and scored two goals and handed one assist. He was named to the prestigious MAC Hermann watch list prior to the season. Sunday holds a 3.65 GPA in finance. Wypych was named to the All-MVC First Team in each of his three seasons at Drake. The forward, who transferred from New Mexico prior to the 2014 season, scored a team-leading eight goals, handed out a team-high five assists and tallied a team-best 21 points this season. Wypych is also a two-time COSIDA All-District selection who owns a 3.57 GPA in international relations.last_img read more

Donegal beef farmers among those participating in Cork protest

first_imgDonegal beef farmers have travelled to Cork on Wednesday as the government are being accused of failing the beef industry at a time when the sector has lost €100 million as a consequence of Brexit.Members from the Irish Farmers Association gathered at Cork City Hall today where a meeting of the cabinet is currently taking place; the purpose of the gathering was to highlight the financial hit the beef sector has taken as a result Brexit.Speaking on Wednesday, IFA President Joe Healy highlighted some of the price reductions that beef farmers have had to face. He said: “They keep promising ‘we will look after you on Brexit’. We have the ‘big three promisers’: Leo Varadkar; Phil Hogan, and Simon Coveney.“They have all promised big. Well, it’s time to deliver big.“Ask any farmer here today who was trying to sell young bulls since last Christmas. Not alone were they savaged on price – some factories turned their backs on them and walked away. It was a disgrace,” he added.“Whenever there is a problem, he seems to hide in the dressing room until the match is nearly over. Minister, you need to come out of the dressing room fully togged out and fight for Irish farmers. “Our beef farmers are the heart and soul of the rural economy. They are the engine that keeps rural Ireland alive.“The people who kept this country going after the economic crash and who continue to be the cornerstone of our economy.”Donegal beef farmers among those participating in Cork protest was last modified: May 1st, 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