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Balotelli praised for reacting to racist Italy fans’ banner

first_imgLATEST STORIES The slogan “My captain is of Italian blood” in Italian was draped on a pitch-side wall during Italy’s 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in Switzerland.Balotelli scored the opening goal with a powerful shot in his first national-team game since the 2014 World Cup.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 crownOn his Instagram account, Balotelli posted an image of the banner, adding his own message: “We are in 2018 guys. Wake up!”Fare, which stood for “Football Against Racism in Europe,” is now a global organization. It has long worked with UEFA, and will help FIFA monitor discrimination at World Cup games in Russia. 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial PH teams compete in 9th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Italy’s Mario Balotelli looks on prior to the start of the friendly soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Italy, at Kybunpark Stadium, in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Monday, May 28, 2018. (Gian Ehrenzeller/ Keystone via AP)ST. GALLEN, Switzerland — Mario Balotelli has been praised by anti-racism campaigners for highlighting an offensive banner displayed by fans at his comeback game for Italy.Anti-discrimination group Fare wrote on Twitter: “Well done to Mario Balotelli. standing up to racism in Italian football once again.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


Lonzo Ball injury, aging LeBron James set off Lakers’ free fall, says World Peace

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “Lonzo Ball made the Lakers better and when he got hurt that also hurt the Lakers,” said World Peace Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.Ball sprained his left ankle on Jan. 19 in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets a bone spur in that same joint aggravated the injury that put him on the sidelines for an indefinite period.World Peace added that age finally caught up to James who at 34 is playing his 16th season in the NBA, which includes nine finals runs.“LeBron’s a really good player and why he couldn’t do it, I’m very shocked on how it turned out,” said World Peace who won the 2010 title with the Lakers. “He had them at fourth place and he’s not perfect, nobody is.”“He’s [James] not playing defense right now but he’s 35-years-old and he’s not 25-years-old anymore. But you know what, with that being said, he’ll be back.”ADVERTISEMENT Sisi Rondina takes tough UST loss in stride ‘as long as we learned something’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ View comments MANILA, Philippines—The Los Angeles Lakers have a litany of problems with just 11 games left in their season.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college From the impending reality of missing the playoffs for the sixth straight year to superstar LeBron James not going into the postseason for the first time since 2006, the Lakers are a virtual train wreck.And former Laker Metta World Peace knows what triggered Los Angeles’ collapse from the fourth seed in the NBA’s Western Conference to a disgruntled 10th seed with a 31-40 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsWorld Peace, who’s in the Philippines to support his son Jeron Artest in the 2019 NBTC Nationals, said the injuries to Lonzo Ball and James ultimately led to the Lakers’ freefall..@MettaWorldPeace, an @NBA champion with the @Lakers, talks about @KingJames, @ZO2_ and the Purple and Gold. He’s in town to grace @SM_Nbtc’s Coaches Convention, mentor an All-Star selection during the #MadnessInMOA, and watch his Filipino sonJeRon see action. pic.twitter.com/Af5IStqQgg— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 21, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


PUL Hosts 2014 Awards Night and Dinner Friday

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia (PUL), with sponsorship of ArcelorMittal, will hold its Annual Awards Night and Dinner in Monrovia on Friday, May 16.Hundreds of journalists, media development partners, top government officials including Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzhongar Findley and other invited guests will grace the ceremonies at the Monrovia City Hall beginning at 6 p.m.The annual event, which is an extension of World Press Freedom Day celebration, recognizes and honors outstanding journalists and media institutions that perform above average over a one-year period.During Friday’s event journalists will receive fabulous prizes including international travel for development, economic and women rights reporting, among several others, as well as a grand prize for the journalist of the year.Other recognition will include radio and televisions stations, and newspaper of the year.“We are delighted in partnering with ArcelorMittal as a sponsor of this year’s Annual Awards Night and Dinner,” PUL President K Abdullai Kamara said. “This is the kind of worthy partnership we expect in helping to make journalism better in the country.”Kamara said high recognition is also given to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) which recently sponsored training for development journalism. “But beyond that, they are providing the prize for the Development Reporter of the Year.”Mr. Kamara noted that the UN Women will present the prize for the Women Right Reporter, while the West Africa Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) will provide the prize for the Business & Economic Reporter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Students, teachers urged to be ready for new term

first_imgEducation Minister Nicolette Henry is urging all students and teachers to be prepared for the reopening of schools and the new term which begins on Monday.In an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Minister Henry expressed that it is important that students be focused and work hard to achieve their goals. She added that this is necessary as they seek to keep climbing the ladder of success in their effort to contribute greatly to the country’s humanEducation Minister, Nicolette Henryresource pool.“The message is consistent, you must ensure you maximise the time in school. The education system stands to provide support to whatever is needed,” Minister Henry said.She further encouraged students to grab all the opportunities available to them as there is now a better pathway in the school system when compared to the immediate the past.The Minister also acknowledged the importance of teachers and urged that they keep up the good work.In her brief visit, Minister Henry went to the St Joseph’s High, Richard Ishmael, Brickdam Secondary and the North Ruimveldt Multilateral School.The Minister explained the importance of her visits which she noted is to inspect the state of the school’s environs before the country’s young minds return for the new academic term.“There will be maintenance work to be done from time to time and schools are no exception. What I am looking at here is preparation for the opening. It’s is not the maintenance schedule for 2019,” Minister Henry said. She further explained that the maintenance schedule for 2019 is very long with provisions to execute several works drafted out by the Ministry of Education. The Minister will continue her visits to several other schools around the city over the weekend.last_img read more


Police Sergeant hacked to death, suspect hangs self

first_imgBy Andrew CarmichaelA murder-suicide at Union, typically referred to as Number 30 Village, on the West Coast of Berbice (WCB), Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) has left residents in a state of shock.Woman Police Sergeant Kenisha Sheriff-Fraser, 39, was found in a pool of blood at her lot 370 Union Village, WCB home.Dead: Murder suspect, Clayton AnthonyThe alleged suspect has been identified as Clayton Anthony, also called “Woody”, 42, a porkknocker who occupies the bottom flat of the said house. His body was found hanging from a tree at the village seashore.Police in a release confirmed they are investigating a murder-suicide. According to the release, the Sergeant’s body was discovered in a bedroom in the upper flat of her two-storied home with multiple chop wounds. A blood-stained cutlass, suspected to be the murder weapon, was recovered at the scene.Deputy Commander Edmond Cooper said the investigators were responding to a report of a murder without the knowledge of who the victim was.The house where the murder took placeHe said when the Police arrived, they discovered several chop wounds on the body of the deceased. “As the Police continued their investigation we tried to locate the perpetrator and at the back of Number 30 Village at the seaside, we saw him hanging from a tree.”Cooper noted that the investigation will continue. He referred to the Sergeant’s death as a tragic loss to the Guyana Police Force. “We will do all in our power to control the family at this point in time and the mother who happens to be a Lance Corporal, stationed at the Weldaad Police Station.”When Sheriff-Fraser’s body was discovered, she was naked and there were chop wounds to the stomach, forehead, neck and arms.Sheriff-Fraser, who is the Treasurer at the Bob Gilliard Church in the village, is said to have been preparing for church when she met her demise.At the home, several of her colleagues were inconsolable as they tried to come to grip with the fact that the Sergeant who worked at the Registry Department at Central Police Station in New Amsterdam was no more.A neighbour, Avril Carmichael, who discovered the body told Guyana Times that Sheriff-Fraser was making strange sounds prior to her going into the house.She said it was her 29-year-old granddaughter who heard what is believed to be someone crying and alerted her. “I did not hear no quarreling. My granddaughter said she hear her screaming out like crying and all of a sudden the crying stopped so she tell me to go over,” Carmichael revealed.At first she thought it was Sheriff-Fraser’s mother who is a Lance Corporal. She said she called and got no answer and then attempted to push open the front door but it was locked.“So I go around to the back and open the door and I call but no one answer. I went inside and turn the knob on the first bedroom door and it was locked and so I went to the next bedroom and push open the door and then I discover this gruesome sight lying on the floor….”An alarm was then raised and several persons rushed into the building.Meanwhile, Carmichael explained that one of her great-grandchildren was on her step when the suspect came out of the house and she asked him what happened to Kenisha. “He didn’t answer her but when I look outside I see when he pack up a rope and walk out the yard and go along about his business… I see him walking over the bridge going to the sea dam side and then I go over,” she related.Meanwhile, Sheriff-Fraser’s eldest son told Guyana Times that for the past two days, his mother was acting in a strange manner. He said she told him that she had to be in Georgetown to conduct business but did not elaborate.Moreover, the son related that the suspect was very friendly and helpful to the family.The woman leaves to mourn three children ages 18, 11 and five years old, along with her husband and mother. Meanwhile, Police say the bodies are at the Anthony’s Funeral Home awaiting post-mortem examinations.last_img read more


Colchester clinch loan deal for West Brom youngster

first_img Kemar Roofe 1 West Brom youngster Kemar Roofe has joined Colchester United on loan until December 1.The midfielder is yet to make a first-team appearance for the Baggies and has been given permission to join the League One side in a bid to give him more playing time.The 21-year-old has previously had loan spells at Northampton Town and Cheltenham Town, and is hoping to impress for his latest side.“I am really looking forward to playing for Colchester United,” Roofe told West Brom’s official website.“The move is another chance for me to show the gaffer, the club and everyone else what I am about and also what I can offer.“I’m looking forward to playing in front of a crowd and also trying to win football matches with Colchester.”last_img


Abraham double earns Lampard first win

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham runs to celebrate with boss Frank Lampard © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASNORWICH, United Kingdom, Aug 24 – Tammy Abraham fired Chelsea to their first win of the Frank Lampard era as the young striker’s double clinched a 3-2 victory against Norwich on Saturday.Lampard had gone three games without a win in all competitions since he took over as Chelsea manager, but the Blues legend finally got off the mark thanks to his faith in Abraham. Abraham had failed to score in his three previous appearances this term, but the 21-year-old striker bagged his first goal for the club to put Chelsea ahead in the sunshine at Carrow Road.A pulsating encounter saw Todd Cantwell equalise for Norwich before Mason Mount restored Chelsea’s advantage.Teemu Pukki’s fifth goal in three games this season brought Norwich back on level terms before half-time, only for Abraham to give Chelsea the points with his predatory second half finish.After a thrashing at Manchester United and a draw with Leicester in Chelsea’s first two Premier League matches, Lampard will have been encouraged by the displays of Abraham and Mount.He has pinned his hopes on the youngsters to lead Chelsea through a potentially difficult season that sees the club under a transfer ban and without their best player following Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid.While Chelsea have now conceded nine goals in four games in all competitions under Lampard, the former England midfielder will hope his team’s attacking potential keeps them afloat.When Pedro suffered a hamstring injury in the warm-up and was replaced by Ross Barkley, it left Lampard to send out the youngest start league line-up for Chelsea in 25 years at an average age of 24 years and 208 days.Abraham was one of the youngsters Lampard had backed to shine as he replaced Olivier Giroud after being benched against Leicester last weekend.Subjected to racist abuse on social media after missing the penalty which saw Chelsea lose the European Super Cup penalty shoot-out against Liverpool recently, Abraham took just three minutes to reward Lampard for his decision.Cesar Azpilicueta whipped over a precise cross and Abraham alertly drifted away from the Norwich defence to drill a fine first-time strike past Tim Krul from 10 yards.– Touchline celebrations –Abraham, who flourished on loan at second tier Aston Villa last season, celebrated by sprinting to the touchline to hug Lampard as the pair were mobbed by their team-mates.Three minutes later, Chelsea’s creaky defence was exposed by Emiliano Buendia’s burst into the penalty area.Buendia found Pukki, fresh from last weekend’s hat-trick against Newcastle, and this time the prolific Finland striker was the provider with a low cross that Cantwell turned in from close-range.Lampard’s team responded in the 17th minute when Norwich were caught in possession outside their own area and Christian Pulisic fed Mount, the 20-year-old midfielder cutting inside and firing home for his second goal of the season.Andreas Christensen’s point-blank header was superbly pushed over by Krul and Norwich were back on level terms in the 31st minute.Buendia played a pass to Pukki and, with Chelsea’s defenders slow to react, the former Celtic forward demonstrated why he has taken the Premier League by storm with an angled shot that evaded Kepa Arrizabalaga’s limp attempt to save.Mount and Pulisic were both narrowly off target, while Azpilicueta sliced over and Emerson shot straight at Krul as Chelsea pressed hard after the interval.Azpilicueta appealed in vain for a penalty after a challenge from Marco Stiepermann, but Chelsea’s pressure was rewarded in the 68th minute.Picked out by Mateo Kovacic, Abraham left Grant Hanley and Jamal Lewis in his wake as he jinked past the Norwich defenders before slamming a fierce strike past Krul’s mistimed dive.Norwich’s Ben Godfrey headed against the bar moments later, while Chelsea were denied a fourth goal when Kurt Zouma’s effort was disallowed by VAR for Giroud’s foul on Krul.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS

first_img*Ladies Presentation Night*The senior and minor ladies will have their presentation night on Saturday the 2nd February at 8pm in the Travellers Inn. The girls will be receiving their Championship and Gaeltacht winners medals and the player of the year awards will also be given out. Everyone is invited to join us in what is sure to be a great night. *Underage Registration*The underage registration night will take place on Friday, 1st February, from 6-7pm at the clubhouse. Membership will be €10 per child, €20 per adult, and €50 for family. Anyone who is not registered and has not paid their membership will be ineligible to play. Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Football Games and Practice Football sessions from January 1st 2013 for all age grades up to and including Minor. Mouthguards will be on sale at the registration night for €3, waterbottles will also be available for €3, or both can be bought together for €5*Club Membership* Please note that club membership is now due. Membership rates are €20 for adults, €10 for children, and €50 per family. Alternatively you can download a standing order form from the club website (www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie) for the weekly club lotto. Entry to the lotto database costs €17 per month which also entitles you to 11 weeks free entry to the lotto as well as full family membership. Membership forms will also be available to download from the website in the coming days. The deadline for payment of membership is the 17th of March and can be paid to any committee member, see the website for committee details. PLEASE NOTE: The club will only source Donegal tickets for fully paid up members as of the 17th of March.*Jigs and Reels*Milford GAA in association with Milford National School will present Jigs and Reels in the Silver Tassie Hotel on February 15th, 2013. A fantastic nights fun and laughter guaranteed!! Only 15 Euro for an Adult and 5 Euro for children. Support the club and the national school and get your ticket from any committee member, the Milford Post Office or from any of the participants.*Sen/Res/u21/Minor Training*Training for all Senior, Reserve, U21 and Minor players continues every Wednesday at 7pm and Friday at 9pm at the pitch in Milford. Players will receive notifications on any changes to these times. If for any reason you are unable to attend let the management know.*U14 Training*The U14’s have training every Friday at Fern from 5.30pm to 7pm.with League starting at the start of March it is important we get everyone out. Managers are Darragh Kelly and Gerry Crossan. *Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with either Barry on 086-3400082 or Aidan on 087-1223177.Hoodies (Kids 5-11: €29.99. Kids 13-14: €38. Adults S-XXL: €39.99)Track top (13/14 – Adult XXL: €38) Windcheater (Adult S-XXL: €23)Hat (€7.50)Polo Shirts (2 varieties, White & Navy) (13/14- – Adult XXL: €29.99)Training T-Shirt (Kids 5-11: €18. Kids 13-14: €19.99. Adults S-XXL: €23)Initials can be added at an additional €2 each*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 13-22-23-24. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners gets €35. The winners were: Donall Barrett, Drumacloghan, and John O’Connor Snr, Ramelton. Next weeks Jackpot is €5,500.*Allianz League Predictor Competition*Register for the Allianz League Predictor Competition at allianzleaguespredictions.ie and be in with a chance of winning over €2,000 for yourself and the club in the main competition and you can also enter the Milford mini league where the winner will get two items of club gear of their choice, while second place will win one item of club gear of their choice. The Milford mini-league name is ‘Milford GAA (Donegal)’ while the password is ‘jE9R9502WAWA’*Croke Park Hotel*Any club members who are attending the Donegal v Kildare game and intend on staying in the Croke Park Hotel can mention the GAA Club Support Program at reception which could result in 5% of your bill going back into the club. See crokepark.ie/gaa-museum/latest-news/2011/gaa-club-support-programme for more information.*Conversational Irish Classes*Conversational Irish classes will resume on the 16th of January and continue every Wednesday at 7pm in the clubhouse at Moyleview Park. Adults and children welcome. Admission: Adults €2, Children €1. The classes will be for 1.5 hours and refreshments will be providedGAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 29th, 2013 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:GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 0 St. Catherines 3 St. Catherines gained a well-deserved victory in Milford on Sunday. They took the lead when David Conwell latched onto a long ball to score past the advancing Caolan Mc Gettigan. Milford’s best chance came when TJ Evesson shot wide on 40 minutes. On the hour mark Chris Nelis latched on to a long ball over the Milford defence to slot home. The third came on 70 minutes when Shane O’ Rourke headed home a cross on the counter attack. Good team performance from the Killybegs men and best for Milford was Caolan Mc Gettigan. Referee: Joe McHugh.Kildrum Tigers 2 Gweedore Celtic 3Gweedore went ahead when Jambo finished neatly from the edge off the box. Kildrum equalised from the spot through Jonny Mc Ginty before going ahead from a great Damian Crossan strike from 15 yards. Gweedore drew level just before halftime thanks to an own goal. Kildrum had a lot of possession in the second half but couldn’t find the breakthrough and were punished with 5 minutes remaining when Eamon McGee broke through the middle and finished to the bottom corner.Glenea United 1 Drumoghill F.C. 1In wintry conditions both sides had to settle for a point. Drumoghill played with the elements at their back in the 1st half and put the home side under pressure. In the 30th minute Ritchie Moore picked up a loose ball in the box but his close range effort was well saved by Joe Coll. As the half progressed Glenea came more into the game but were unable to create a clear chance. In the 2nd half the home side began to see more of the ball but failed to test the visiting keeper. Drumoghill took the lead on 65 minutes when a cross from the right was steered home by Moore from 15 yards. Glenea pressed hard for an equaliser but still found it hard to get an effort on target. Moore came closest to adding to the score-line when saw a header go just wide. Glenea almost equalised on 85 minutes when Eugene Maguire’s through ball released Darren Mc Geever but he saw his goal bound effort blocked by a defender. Glenea finally got their breakthrough on 88 minutes when Gavin Mc Glanaghey’s pass found Darren Mc Geever and he slotted home at the near post. Decent team efforts from both sides in windy conditions. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Cranford United 2 Cappry Rovers 3Cappry overcame Cranford in a tough game with a late winner. Cappry started the game bright and came close on a few occasions. Cappry took the lead when Benny Mc Laughlin turned a Cranford defender on the end line and squared to the incoming midfielder who slotted home. Cranford equalised shortly after through Arthur Lynch. Cranford could have taken the lead before half time when they were awarded a penalty but the keeper saved Kyle Black’s spot kick. Instead it was Cappry who went in at half time in the lead through a Benny Mc Laughlin goal. The second half was closely contested and Cranford’s task was made harder when they were reduced to ten men in a controversial moment. Cranford then started to play with more desire and equalised through Ryan Mc Gonagle. The game seemed to be heading for a draw but in the last minute Benny Mc Laughlin won it for Cappry. Team effort from both teams.Watson Hire Division One Castlefin Celtic 3 Kerrykeel’71 F.C. 1Castlefin maintained their 100% league record with a hard fought victory over Kerrykeel on Sunday. In a scrappy opening neither side created any clear cut chances. Kerrykeel took the lead in the 35th minute through a Myles Mc Bride shot from 20 yards which flew into the top corner of the net. The home side responded immediately when Barry Tourish broke down the left and crossed to JP Malley who tapped home. Castlefin started the second half the better and went close through PJ Mc Menamin and Malley. Castlefin finally got reward for their pressure in the 89th minute when Emmet White’s shot from 30 yards flew into the net. In stoppage time Castlefin extended their lead when a Ronan Tourish cross was slotted home by Malley. Best wishes to Castlefin player Simon Mc Glinchey who suffered a serious injury in the match.Dunkineely Celtic 1 Lagan Harps 2A minute silence was observed before this game as a mark of respect to the late Rodger Meehan who sadly passed away on Saturday. Dunkineely played with the strong breeze in the first half and had Lagan under pressure from the start. The first chance fell to Adrian Nesbitt who clipped the outside of the post from the edge of the box after 5 minutes. Other efforts from Andrew Mackey and Daniel Gallagher went just wide of the target. Lagan’s first chance fell to Stephen O’ Donnell, who cut in from the left wing, but his shot from 20 yards went harmlessly wide. Dunkineely took the lead on 25 minutes when Andrew Mackey fired home a free from 25 yards after he himself had been fouled. Dunkineely continued to press and Mackey and Nesbitt both had efforts go narrowly wide. Lagan got their equaliser on 35 minutes when Stephen O’ Donnell converted from the penalty spot.With the elements at their back Lagan came out strongly in the second half and had Dunkineely pressed back for long periods. The home team defended well and restricted Lagan to long range efforts. On 72 minutes Lagan took the lead when a long clearance from the keeper was not dealt with and Chris Toner won the race with the keeper to poke the ball home. Dunkineely fought hard to get back into the game and Cian Kennedy had a shot well saved by the Lagan keeper. Dunkineely had strong claims for a penalty turned down on 80 minutes. Andrew Mackey made a strong burst into the penalty area and was brought down but the referee awarded a free on the edge of the box. Andrew Mackey’s effort cannoned off the wall and Paul Murrin struck the outside of the post from the rebound. Dunkineely pressed for the equaliser but some last ditch defending by Lagan kept their goal intact. Dunkineely still seek their first win but this was a much improved performance. Referee: Marin Mc Anenny.Kilmacrennan Celtic 6 Curragh Athletic 3Kilmacrennan took the lead early against Curragh Athletic with a goal from Christy Connaghan in the 5th minute. Kilmacrennan dominated the game from then on. In the 25th minute, after some great play from Daire McDaid, Michael McLaughlin scored. The second half started off well for Kilmacrennan when Timmy Burke worked his magic, dribbling the ball through Curragh’s defence, leaving the keeper with no chance. In the 66th minute Kilmacrennan scored another goal when Burke laid the ball off to Michael McLaughlin who slotted the ball to the back of the net. In the 70th minute Kilmacrennan increased their lead further through Mc Daid. On 80 minutes Curragh showed great determination to pull one back when Michael Melaugh blasted the ball past Kilmacrennan’s keeper. A minute later Gary Gorman scored for Kilmacrennan after great play from Seamy Peoples and Liam McBride. Curragh then scored a great goal from the re-start from Colm O’ Brien. Curragh didn’t give up and scored again in the 84th minute, with a goal from a corner which fell to Calvin Bradley’s feet in the 6 yard box. This left the final score at 6-3 to Kilmacrennan. Best for Kilmacrennan: Rab Sandilands & Daire McDaid. Best for Curragh Athletic: Overall team effort.CT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 3 Raphoe Town 2Both sides came into this game on the back of good victories and it was the visitors who started brightest but it remained level at half time. The second half started well for the home side with Liam McMullen scoring from a corner. It wasn’t long lived however as Peter Mc Glynn scored from a free kick which caught out the home keeper. It remained tight with both sides going close but there was a moment of magic from Kieran Mc Geady when he latched onto a clearance from Kevin Doohan and rifled home a wonderful shot. Mc Geady then earned a penalty which his namesake Brendan converted. The visitors weren’t finished however and got a goal from Christy Boyle after a goal mouth scramble. Best For Dunlewey were: Kieran Mc Geady, John Cannon and Kevin Doohan. Team performance from RaphoeBallybofey United 3 Bonagee United 3Three times Bonagee went in front but three times they were hauled back by a determined home side. Frankie Mc Brearty gave the Dry Arch men the lead but David Whyte soon equalised. Gary Patton then put the visitors ahead but Mark Marley, on his return from injury, restored parity. Darren Hunter got Bonagee’s third before Whyte again added to his season’s tally. Both sides created scoring opportunities after this but the scores were on the doors and each had to settle for a point on Finnside. Best for Ballybofey United: Aaron Mc Auley, Kevin Boyle and PJ Browne. Best for Bonagee United: Gary Patton and Darren Hunter. Referee: Andrew Mullan.Glenree United 3 Convoy Arsenal 4The visitors struck first in the 25th minute moments after missing a penalty which was well saved by Daryl Gibson. They caught the home side out again when their striker’s shot took a huge deflection and nestled in the bottom corner. Glenree got one back through Patrick Mc Groddy. Convoy struck again in the 53rd minute when they worked the ball well down the right wing to cross it for their striker to stroke it home. The home side didn’t give in though and showed great courage to fight back. They scored from a corner through John Mc Clafferty and then in the 70th minute Colin Gallagher scored the goal of the day when he turned the defender and whipped it into the top corner to make it 3-3. Glenree had the league leaders on the ropes and had them pinned back in their own penalty box but another goal just wouldn’t come. Then in the 86th minute Convoy struck again from a free kick to make it four and that’s how it stayed. Referee: Ronan FloydOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlenree United Reserves 1 Arranmore UnitedArranmore took the lead after twenty minutes when Christopher Mc Glanaghey finished well.They went two up ten minutes later when Danny Rodgers found himself unmarked at a corner and he headed to the net. After the break Glenree got one back through John Mc Clafferty when the ball was played across and it seemed to deflect off his knee and past the helpless keeper after good work from Vinny Mc Laughlin and Nicholas Nelis. Glenree pressed for an equaliser without reward. Poor defending from another corner allowed Mc Glanaghey to tap home for his 2nd of the game. With the last attack of the match Michael McHugh tapped in for Arranmore’s 4th. Team performance from Glenree. Christopher Mc Glanaghey and Danny Rodgers were best for Arranmore.Donegal Town Reserves 2 St. Catherines Reserves 1St Catherine’s started this game the brighter of the two sides. Chances fell to Ryan Ward and Barry Cannon before Town’s Jamie White and David Bustard saw their first chances come to nothing. The best chance of the half fell to Donegal on the stroke of half time when Ryan Hegarty forced a super save form Catherine’s keeper Rory Mc Callig. The game remained scoreless at half-time. Donegal Town made the breakthrough when Nathan Ward’s whipped corner was met by the head of Stephen Graham. His effort was cleared off the line but only as far as Adrian Ward who fired the loose ball into the Catherine’s net. St Catherine’s levelled the game on seventy minutes. The introduction of Donegal’s Declan Brown had a big impact and Donegal pushed forward at every opportunity. The winner came late in the game and it was Browne who got it when he reacted quickest to score after Devenney’s shot came back off the postGlenea United Reserves 0 Erne Wanderers 2A youthful Glenea Reserves side went down to a more experienced Erne outfit. Playing with the wind the visitors dominated proceedings but were unable to create any clear chances until the 33rd minute when, on counter attack, Michael Dorrian got onto a right wing cross at the near post and forced the ball home. Erne extended their lead on 35 minutes when Barry Mulligan created space 25 yards out and hit an effort which went in off the post. Glenea tried hard to get back into the game but found it tough going. In the 2nd half Glenea did come more into it with Dean Gallagher and Dean Mc Carry both forcing the Erne ‘keeper into a couple of good saves. Decent effort from both sides. Referee: Michael McFadden.Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1 Orchard F.C. 5Niall Bonner and Michael Doherty both had early chances for Orchard before Damien Mc Anenny and Paddy Dooher had attempts for the home side. Orchard broke the deadlock on 42 minutes from the penalty spot after Michael Doherty was fouled in the box, Doherty converted from twelve yards himself. Castlefin equalised two minutes later when Gary Mc Nulty’s thirty yard free kick beat the Orchard keeper. On the stroke of half time Orchard regained the lead. Castlefin keeper Jason Curran did well to save Niall Bonner’s shot but Joe McCarron finished the rebound. Castlefin started the second half the better but despite having most of the chances the home team were unable to find the net. Paddy Dooher and David Stewart both had efforts cleared off the Orchard line before Orchard got their third on 79 minutes when Michael Doherty set up Eddie McLaughlin who drilled the ball into the bottom corner. Niall Bonner added two more in the 84th and 86th minutes to make it five to Orchard. Referee: Vincent McLaughlin. Best for Castlefin: Team performance. Best for Orchard: Team performanceGlencar Celtic 4 Fintown Harps AFC 3Glencar started brightly and had the ball in the net after five minutes from a free-kick but it was disallowed for a push. They took the lead shortly after through, Steven Browne with a 25 yard effort which squirmed under the keeper. They doubled their lead two minutes later, Mark Graham nodding home from a Marty Brogan free-kick. On 25 minutes Glencar were awarded a penalty and Browne converted for his second of the game. Fintown started the second half brightest and Steven Thompson’s shot took a massive deflection to wrong foot the Glencar keeper to make it 3-1. Fintown were then reduced to ten men. Glencar struck again through substitute Sean Houston after a good move involving Marty Brogan and Paddy Collins. Fintown rallied and got their reward on 83 minutes to make it 4-2. With the momentum Fintown won a corner which was poked home to make it 4-3 with the last kick of the game. Good team performance from both sides.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 5 Milford United Reserves 0Curragh remain unbeaten at home after a flawless performance against a strong Milford team. Curragh opened the scoring after three minutes when a Conor Gallagher cross found Gary Quinn who powered home a header. Curragh scored again on thirteen minutes when Gallagher picked up the ball and slid it through to Shea Hannigan who scored. Curragh scored again after thirty five minutes when Conor Gallagher found Aaron Bradley who slid the ball under the Milford keeper. Curragh scored their fourth when Rory Jones found Hannigan who’s deflected shot found the bottom corner. Curragh scored their fifth goal when a pin point ball from Jonny Corcoran found Owen Harvey on the edge of the box to score from 18 yards. Conor Gallagher was man of the match for Curragh. A team effort from Milford.Drumbar F.C. 2 Cranford United Reserves 1Drumbar started the brighter of the two teams and dominated the first 45 minutes however they could not convert any of the chances they had. At the back they were solid and Emmett Doogan was covering a lot of ground and creating chances. Enda Brogan finally broke the deadlock to give the home side the lead. Cranford didn’t give in and struck an equaliser from the edge of the box through a group of players leaving the goalkeeper no chance. Drumbar heads didn’t drop and they kept pushing for the winner. Darragh Doogan then broke from defence and found himself in the opposition box. His shot was parried into the path of Alan Cavanagh who finished well. Team effort from Cranford. Declan Mc Loughlin, Daniel Bennett and Emmet Doogan were best for Drumbar.Strand Rovers 3 Tullyvinney Rovers 0This top of the table clash in Maghery was played in what can only be described as wintry conditions. The game started lively with both teams having some nice passages of play. On the ten minute mark Strand broke the deadlock when Paddy Glackin was fouled in the box and the Strand skipper Brendan Brennan stepped up to tuck away the penalty. Strand pushed forward again and were awarded another penalty on twenty five minutes when Doalty Boyle was pushed over in the box. Up stepped the captain Brennan again for the same return. Tullyvinney came out eager for the second half and had a few opportunities to pull one back but the Strand defence stood tall and denied them. John Walsh got Strand’s third when he nipped in between the keeper and a few Tullyvinney defenders to score. Two decent team performances in wintry conditions.Donegal Junior LeagueResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlenree United Reserves 1 v 4 Arranmore UnitedDonegal Town Reserves 2 v 1 St. Catherines ReservesGlenea United Reserves 0 v 2 Erne WanderersCastlefin Celtic Reserves 1 v 5 Orchard F.C.Glencar Celtic 4 v 3 Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 5 v 0 Milford United ReservesDrumbar F.C. 2 v 1 Cranford United ReservesStrand Rovers 3 v 0 Tullyvinney RoversBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 0 v 3 St. CatherinesKildrum Tigers 2 v 3 Gweedore CelticGlenea United 1 v 1 Drumoghill F.C.Cranford United 2 v 3 Cappry RoversWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 3 v 1 Kerrykeel’71 F.C.Dunkineely Celtic 1 v 2 Lagan HarpsKilmacrennan Celtic 6 v 3 Curragh AthleticCT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 3 v 2 Raphoe TownBallybofey United 3 v 3 Bonagee UnitedGlenree United 3 v 4 Convoy ArsenalFixturesSaturday 08-11-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC v Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.)Orchard F.C. v Glencar CelticErne Wanderers v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves v Glenea United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Glenree United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMulroy Celtic v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesDrumbar F.C. v Keadue Rovers ReservesRamelton Mariners v Cranford United ReservesSunday 09-11-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKildrum Tigers v Glenea UnitedDonegal Town v Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers v St. CatherinesWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic v Copany RoversDunkineely Celtic v Gweedore UnitedKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Lagan HarpsCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United v Glenree UnitedDeele Harps v Dunlewey CelticEany Celtic v Letterbarrow CelticFAI Junior Cup K.O. 1.30 p.m.Illies Celtic v Ballybofey UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic v Curragh AthleticMilford United v Lifford CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 2nd, 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


World Cup manager leaves job after conclusion of group stage

first_img Cuper watched on as Egypt fell to their third successive defeat on Monday Egypt manager Hector Cuper has left the job after his side lost all three of their World Cup group stage matchesThe Pharaohs were beaten 1-0 by Uruguay, 3-1 by Russia and 2-1 by Saudi Arabia, which left them bottom of Group A and meant that they were the first team in the tournament to be eliminated. Cuper’s contract was due to expire after the World Cup regardless, but the country have confirmed his departure earlier than expected.The 62-year-old Argentinian, defended his team’s performances after Monday’s defeat to Saudi Arabia and said they would “see what will happen.”However the Egyptian Football Association released a statement the following day:“We held a meeting after returning from Russia and the entire board decided to say thank you to Cuper and his technical staff.“We appreciate the work from the coach, from reaching the Africa Cup of Nations after three years of absence and taking Egypt to the World Cup after 28 years of absence.”talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.center_img 1last_img read more