Hunters leading 30-0 at break

first_imgIt was a scrappy first five minutes with a comedy of errors from both sides.But it was the home side who capitalised first to score in the 7th minute.It started through Butler Morris, who scooped up a loose ball from a knock and sprinted 50 metres. Just before being tackled, he passed it to Justin Olam who ran in to score.The Hunters ran in their second try straight from the restart when Thompson Teteh scored out wide.Teteh wasn’t done yet, grabbing his second for the game just 9 minutes later.Ase Boas was good with boot, converting all three tries to make it 18-0 by the 20-minute mark.The Hunters continued to make it look easy when halfback Wartovo Puara Jnr threw an inside ball to a barnstorming Brandy Peter, who then gave it to Warren Glare to dive under the posts to score the Hunters’ fourth try.Coming fresh off the bench, Gahuna Silas danced around the weary Tigers defence and then spun out of a tackle to score in the 35th minute.Boas made it 5 from 5 right at the half time whistle.last_img read more

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Harkless snaps Trail Blazers’ skid, top Lakers

first_imgPortland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game. APLOS ANGELES — Maurice Harkless completed a go-ahead three-point play with 21.4 seconds remaining and the Portland Trail Blazers ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 95-92 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Harkless, who scored the final four points for the Blazers and finished with 22, made a jump shot through contact after Lonzo Ball hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 91 with 1:45 remaining. Shabazz Napier added 21 points and CJ McCollum had 17 for Portland, which played without injured star Damian Lillard.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Butler leads balanced Timberwolves past Suns Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Clarkson each scored 18 for the Lakers, who were missing ailing forward Brandon Ingram. Ball had 10 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists, and Josh Hart added 11 points and 10 rebounds.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed a 3 with seven seconds remaining for Los Angeles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHarkless and Zach Collins combined for the Blazers’ first 11 points to open the fourth quarter, with Collins’ turnaround leaner putting Portland ahead 74-73 with 10:17 left.Portland used a 10-2 run over the final 1:38 of the third quarter to tie the game. Napier hit a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left to make it 70-all and missed a shot at the buzzer after stealing the ball from Julius Randle. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Both offenses perked up in the second quarter, with the Blazers shooting 52.2 percent (12 for 23) and the Lakers not far behind at 47.6 percent (10 of 21). The Lakers held a 49-44 lead at halftime despite McCollum and Napier combining for 17 points in the second after making all seven shots from the field.Randle had just checked into the game when he inadvertently backhanded Jusuf Nurkic in the face on a layup. Nurkic was down on the court for several minutes holding his face.Nurkic had four points, two rebounds and one assist before exiting, but did not score again despite returning late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Midweek Review: FC Fassel End First Phase on Top

first_imgFlashback: FC Fassel players walk out of the pitch after defeating Jubilee FC–BYC and LISCR settle to a draw; LPRC Oilers get another defeatLFA first division league leaders FC Fassel yesterday ended the first phase of the ongoing LFA league with a 2-0 victory over Watanga FC that extended their lead to seven points clear of second place Monrovia Club Breweries.The win was the Soccer Missionaries’ ninth out of their eleven first phase matches after they drew one and lost one.The Soccer Missionaries got the two goals in the second half after three of Watanga players were red carded. James Walatee slotted home the opener in the 72nd minute from the penalty spot, while Seleke Kamara doubled the league leaders’ advantage in added time to finally clinch victory for Coach Sam Chebli’s side.The Soccer Missionaries will remain at the top after the final two first phase matches on Sunday, but their seven points lead might be reduced to four points if second place MC Breweries secure a win in their last match.The match was also Watanga FC’s last match of the first phase that left them in 6th place on the league table with 17 points out of 11 matches after securing five wins, two draws and losing four matches.Watanga were among teams that conceded less goals midway through the first phase but could not maintain their clean records after conceding four goals in their last two matches.Early at the ATS, a lone goal from goalkeeper Abdulai Kouilibaly; his fourth in two matches, saw the Bushrod Island based side defeating struggling LPRC Oilers 1-0.The win pushed the Islanders second on the table with 21 points out of 11 matches, while LPRC remain second from bottom with five points out of ten matches.In another entertaining midweek encounter, the Go Blue Boys, Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) and the Shipping Boys of LISCR FC settled to a goalless draw at the Blue Field in Monrovia.BYC’s Coach Cooper Sannah made five changes in the team that faced the Mozambicans (Ferroviario de Beira) in the 2nd leg of the CAF Championship first round at the ATS.Prince Kennedy, Hilton Varney, Abraham Dougbeh, David Tweh and striker Mark Paye who were part of Coach Sannah’s previous lineup, started from the bench.Both teams in hunt for all three points displayed splendid performances from the start of the match that their supporters cheered from the stands.The match was tough and had lots of tension that witnessed center referee Isaac Montgomery awarding five yellow cards-three against BYC-in the first 45 minutes.An early opportunity to send the Go Blue Boys in front was wasted after forward Prince Saydee blew the ball over the crossbar.LISCR created chances to get the curtain raiser through striker Christopher Jackson, Fallah Sheriff and Varney Sando, but the Shipping Boys’ attempts could not pass goalkeeper Allenton Sembeh.Upon the start of the second half, both teams mounted pressure on each other with LISCR’s goalkeeper Tommy Songo making two crucial saves.LISCR were reduced to 10 men after Brigman Howard received his second yellow card for handing the ball in the 49th minute.Despite their numeral disadvantage, the Shipping Boys continued their attacks that saw striker Jackson missing an open goal after goalkeeper Sembeh miss-punched a cross from the right flank.BYC were later in the second half reduced to nine men after left-back James Kpoto and center defender Kemoh Kamara were red carded in the 75th and 86th minutes respectively.The red cards created little space for LISCR down the right wing as forward Sheriff continued to receive free ball that he did not utilize to take hold of the three points.The draw was LISCR’s seventh of the league; drawing more games than any other side in the first phase of the league.They are now seated 3rd on the table with 19 points out of 11 matches; wining four and drawing seven and remaining undefeated.On the other hand, BYC are fourth on the table with 18 points out of 10 matches and will be going against Nimba United on Sunday at the North Star Sports pitch.A win for the Go Blue Boys will see them move to second place to level on points with Club Breweries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Phagwah celebrations attract thousands on Essequibo Coast

first_imgEssequibians joined in the celebrations of the most colourful festival on the Hindu calendar – Phagwah. Residents turned out in large numbers to witness the burning of the Holika at each Mandir along the Essequibo Coast, in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) to usher in the spring festival.Many families looked toward this special full moon night as a very sacred time to pray for peace and prosperity.A section of the gathering at the Jaigobin Supermarket Tarmac, Anna Regina for the Phagwah melaOn Phagwah day (Friday last), Chowtal Goles sang chowtals in their villages and mandirs along the coast filling the air with the sounds of drums, jalls, chowtals and other musical instruments, while residents came  out  with their Abrak, Abeer, powder and water to add beauty  to the occasion.Hindus believe Phagwah is the ideal time to forgive and renew relationships and as such residents visited neighbours, family and friends to celebrate the Festival of Colours.In the afternoon, residents were treated with a rich cultural Phagwah mela at the Jaigobin Supermarket Tarmac in the township of Anna Regina.Essequibians turned out in their thousands to celebrate this special occasion. The crowd took to their heels when their own Davendra Pooran took the stage.On Saturday, the celebration continued with the hosting of the Par Upkaric Sabha Annual Phagwah mela at the Walton Hall Sports Ground and to pull the curtains down, a Phagwah mela will be held today at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground.last_img read more

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USL: FANAD HOST SWILLY – LETTERKENNY FACE BONAGEE AND CHAMPIONS COCKHILL FACE TRICKY OPENER IN DERRY

first_imgUSL: The Ulster Senior League gets underway this weekend and there are some intriguing fixtures down for decision.Bonagee United, under the tenure of Peter Moran have got their campaign off to a blistering start. Moran’s side recorded excellent wins over Cockhill Celtic and Fanad United to book their spot in the last four of the league cup.Last week they were in FAI Intermediate Cup action and defeated a depleted Swilly Rovers side 6-1.They face a Letterkenny Rovers side who have had contrasting results thus far.Rovers suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat away to a strong Derry City XI in The Brandywell – but recovered well a fortnight ago. A superb display from Letterkenny saw them run out convincing 6-1 winners over Swilly Rovers.That result was enough to ensure them a place in the last four of the league cup.Letterkenny have boosted their squad and have re-signed former Finn Harps and Wexford Youths player Johnny Bonner.They also signed former Keadue Rovers player Paul ‘The Yank’ Boyle and they’ll be hoping to start the USL season with a win.Fanad will look to put the disappointment of losing 4-0 away to Cockhill Celtic last time out when they host Swilly Rovers.Swilly have endured a disappointing start, but have been without a number of key men and Jason Gibson will know that when he has his full squad at his disposal they’ll be capable of competing with anyone in the USL. Champions Cockhill Celic have been boosted by the return of their talisman Malachy McDermott who has returned after spending the summer playing GAA in Boston.New manager Gavin Cullen will be hoping to continue the success Cockhill have enjoyed under the tutelage of Donal O’Brien – but they face a tricky opener away to Derry.Derry can be an inconsistent quantity in terms of what players will play each week as they continually rotate their squad.One thing is for sure though and that is that John Quigg’s side will be well organised and technically very good and Cullen will be wary of the threat they pose. USL: FANAD HOST SWILLY – LETTERKENNY FACE BONAGEE AND CHAMPIONS COCKHILL FACE TRICKY OPENER IN DERRY was last modified: September 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:PreviewssoccerSportUSLlast_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgREPORTSOld Orchard Saturday Division Arranmore United 1 Strand Rovers 0This fixture was reversed from Arranmore to Strand Park in Maghery. Arranmore in the first half with the wind behind them pushed hard from the start and showed why they are in contention for the league title this year. Strand couldn’t get into it and Arranmore took advantage of all their possession when no other than Gavin Mc Glanaghey struck to give them the lead. The second half saw the home team come out fighting and they enjoyed a lot of possession. Their work rate was better and they gradually put the squeeze on Arranmore but their changes came to nothing. With 20 minutes to go Strand pushed men forward looking for the equaliser but it failed to come and the game ended with a one nil victory for the men from Arranmore.Drumbar F.C. Fintown Harps AFC 3(No Report Submitted)Drumkeen United 1 Orchard F.C. 1Orchard United were the visitors on Saturday afternoon for this Saturday League Game. Played in very wintry conditions this proved to be another eventful encounter at St. Patrick’s Park. When these two teams met a couple of weeks ago in the Ulster Junior Shield Orchard ran out easy winners but this was a much tighter affair. Orchard nearly took the lead when Drumkeen defender Shaun Gallagher almost turned the ball into his own net but luckily for him and Drumkeen it hit the post and came out. Drumkeen had a couple of chances through Ryan Kettle and Anthony Browne before they scored late in the half. The goal was the result of a great ball from Michael Patton which found Peter Brannigan on the edge of the box and his looping header evaded Tommy McLaughlin and crept in under the crossbar. At the other end Ciaran Bonner made a great save from Sean Sweeney to ensure his team led at half time. Against the run of play Orchard equalised when Sean Sweeney scored from the penalty spot. Drumkeen Keeper Ciaran Bonner was then dismissed for a last man tackle and a penalty was awarded to Orchard. Drumkeen midfielder Kevin Martin, who was having a fine game in midfield, went in Goals and he saved the penalty from Sean Sweeney much to the delight of the home team and supporters, Although reduced to ten men Drumkeen did not sit back and could have won the game in the last couple of minutes, A Kevin Bonner header was saved by Tommy McLaughlin and he also saved the Anthony Browne follow up effort. Referee: Paddy Martin.Mulroy Celtic 1 Glencar Celtic 1This hard fought battle played in poor conditions ended in a draw. It remained scoreless until after the interval. Glencar got the breakthrough when the Mulroy keeper fumbled a shot at the near post the Glencar attacker tapped into the empty net. Mulroy got back on level terms when Griffin squared the ball to Johnny Nanny who finished expertly into the bottom corner. The away side pushed hard to get back in front only to be thwarted twice by Friel in the home nets. Mulroy almost snatched all three points when Mc Grory was very unlucky when he rattled off a shot that clipped the outside of the post. Both teams should be happy with a share of the points. Best for Mulroy: The Friels, Team performance from Glencar.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionKeadue Rovers Reserves 1 Erne Wanderers Reserves 0Keadue Reserves got back to winning ways with this hard earned victory over Erne Wanderers at Central Park. Played in atrocious conditions, with heavy rain throughout, both teams served up a decent encounter. Keadue were quick out of the blocks and were ahead within the opening five minutes with Ryan Greene netting. They were mostly dominant up to the midway point of the first half. Ryan Greene and Conor Greene linked well creating a number of good chances. Erne’s keeper had to be sharp on a number of occasions. Erne had a great chance five minutes from half time when their header shaved off the top of the bar from inside the penalty box. The second half was initially quite scrappy but as the game moved on Keadue were content to hit on the break and having brought on a few subs this worked well. Erne forced the play at this stage and were quite unlucky not to equalise on seventy three minutes when their substitute was through on goal but just shot wide. Up the other end, Keadue had a claim for a penalty when Ryan Greene was tackled in the area while on the wings they were making some good chances but were not able to convert them. A good win for Keadue who may well have won by more and a good showing from Erne as well on a poor day for football. A team effort from Erne Wanderers and best for Keadue were Ryan Greene, Hugh Moy and Cian Boyle. Referee: Seamus Mc Groary.Milford United Reserves 1 St. Catherines Reserves 3Milford suffered their first home defeat of the season in very wet playing conditions against St Catherines. The opening 30 minutes was very even until Barry Cannon put St Catherines one up. He got his second goal on 60 minutes to make it 2-0. Milford got one back 10 minutes later after good work from Adam Serrinha down the wing, he then crossed for Jamie Whelan to drill home. Milford pushed for an equaliser but were caught on the break, Gary McHugh finishing off a quick counter attack to make it 3-1. Team efforts from both teams. Referee: Joe McHughDonegal Town Reserves 2 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 3Drumoghill started the game the brighter of the two sides and found themselves ahead after 15 minutes. Richie Moore’s long range effort was deflected off a Donegal boot and left the Donegal keeper no chance. Drumoghill doubled their lead on the half hour mark when Mark Gibson found himself in space at the edge of the 18 yard box and fired brilliantly into the top corner. Donegal started the second half with intent but it was Drumoghill who opened the 2nd half scoring through Liam O’Donnell. O’Donnell found himself unmarked from a free kick and made no mistake from close range. Goals from Donegal’s Nathan Ward and David Bustard set up an exciting finish but the Drumoghill defence held firm to seal all three points. Glenree United Reserves 1 Glenea United Reserves 2In wet conditions it was Glenea that kept their good league run going with this hard earned victory. Glenea started well and went close to opening the scoring on a number of occasions before Shane Ferry put them ahead on 15 minutes when he headed home a corner. Glenea continued to press for another goal but were unable to convert their chances. Glenree equalised on 78 minutes when they broke down the right and the resultant cross was turned into his own net by Lee O’Brien. However O’ Brien had the last laugh when he scored the winner on 86 minutes, Glenree failed to clear a Glenea free-kick properly and the ball broke to the edge of the box where Lee O’Brien controlled it and found the corner of the net. In poor conditions it was a team effort from both sides. Referee: James Malseed.Curragh Athletic Reserves 0 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1A very young Curragh side entertained the seasoned high flying Castlefin Reserves at Killygordon today. And it was the visitors who took the points by the narrowest of margins. Simon Canning came closest for the Curragh having the ball cleared off the line by Nelis in nets in the first half. Aiden Donnelly also came close on 58 minutes when through one on one only for Nelis to save again. Castlefin’s goal came on 66 minutes from their third corner in succession, Paul Logue jumping with Curragh keeper Jason Woods and somehow bundling the ball over from 2yrds. A solid performance by both teams with Curragh’s starting line having 7 players of age 18 and under. A strong positive for manager Billy Sweeney to build upon. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin.RESULTSSaturday 14th NovemberOld Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United 1 v 0 Strand RoversDrumbar F.C. 1 v 3 Fintown Harps AFCDrumkeen United 1 v 1 Orchard F.C.Mulroy Celtic 1 v 1 Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionKeadue Rovers Reserves 1 v 0 Erne Wanderers ReservesMilford United Reserves 1 v 3 St. Catherines ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 2 v 3 Drumoghill F.C. ReservesGlenree United Reserves 1 v 2 Glenea United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 0 v 1 Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 15th November Oscar Traynor TrophyDonegal Junior League v Inishowen LeagueFIXTURESSaturday 21st November K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Old Orchard Saturday DivisionOrchard F.C. v Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.)Glencar Celtic v Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionSt. Catherines Reserves v Erne Wanderers ReservesMilford United Reserves v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Glenea United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Cappry Rovers ReservesGlenree United Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 22nd November K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United v Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore Celtic v Kildrum TigersCappry Rovers v Glenea UnitedCastlefin Celtic v Rathmullan CelticSt. Catherines v Drumoghill F.C.Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneCranford United v Gweedore UnitedKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Lifford CelticKeadue Rovers v Donegal TownBonagee United v Lagan HarpsConvoy Arsenal v Raphoe TownCT Ball Division TwoDunkineely Celtic v Eany CelticBallybofey United v Letterbarrow CelticCopany Rovers v Whitestrand UnitedErne Wanderers v Deele HarpsGlenree United v Curragh Athletic DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 15th, 2015 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

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Paralympic glory in Mountcharles, and Croker curses – It’s Walshy on Wednesday

first_imgIT’S WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY: Could we really have foreseen this at the start of the season? Even a season that was going to see the part-timers of Finn Harps pitted against a glut of full-time teams in the top division? Eight defeats in a row and not a goal to offer even a morsel of consolation. And relegation – two months ago a distant nightmare – dojng its best to sneer in our faces.I didn’t make it to Monday night’s match but from all reports, this was an improved showing from Harps and one that would have merited a point as they gave title chasing Cork City a tougher game than Shamrock Rovers have managed in recent Cup and League outings against the Leesiders.And certainly a display well advanced from the one that saw Harps contrive to lose to bottom side, Longford Town on a frustrating Friday night in Ballybofey.A few thoughts on that one. Had Harps managed to get Kevin McHugh onto the pitch – he was waiting for three minutes to go on – to take the penalty awarded when Dave Scully was challenged inside the box, the home side might have been at least securing a point – not to mention a goal – for their efforts in those closing stages.As it happened up stepped Ruairi Keating – yet to score since his return to Finn Park – to deliver the tamest of spot-kicks that was comfortably parried away.Harps made three changes during the game but none of them involved Mr Ever Ready Battery, Mickey Funston, or Mr Creativity, Tony McNamee, both of them confined to bench duties for the duration. I just couldn’t – and I wasn’t the only one – understand the decision not to bring them on, just as I couldn’t comprehend why Harps played with one man up front. In a home game. Against the bottom side in the division. And with goals never more necessary. What was the reasoning in that? And another thing. Do the players really require two voices barking instructions at them from the technical area? Surely manager Horgan should be the sole provider of directions to the men on the pitch – mixed messages can result in confusion and confusion can lead to you going eight games and around 800 minutes without scoring.Incidentally, I spotted former Harps boss – and assistant boss – Peter Hutton heading up the Main Street of Horgan’s home town of Letterkenny the other day though I wouldn’t be reading too much into that. Or should we?But in the midst of this dismal run of defeats, credit to Harps for that performance against Cork City that saw them deprived by a controversial penalty though, perhaps, equal to the one that saw the home side awarded their spot-kick against Longford.On the same night, Harps were putting it up to John Caulfield’s men, Wexford Youths, four points behind Horgan’s men, were losing by the only goal at Bohemians, another minor positive from the evening.St. Patrick’s Athletic arrive in Ballybofey this coming Friday fresh on the back of their impressive 4-1 win in Limerick in the E.A. Sports Cup Final.Liam Buckley’s team haven’t exactly set the league alight so far this season – and indeed I was fancying Harps to get a result this weekend given the Dubliner’s inconsistent displays but that display at the Market’s Field might prove the catalyst for a surge to the finishing line. However, if Harps can replicate that display on Monday night, they might finally break that sequence and come away with (a) a goal and (b) a point at least that has never ever been more required.MOUNTCHARLES PUMPED UP BY PARALYMPIC GLORYThey weren’t exactly dancing in the streets (street?) of Mountcharles last night but the local population will have taken a huge measure of pride in at least two of the medals won by Ireland at the Paralympics.I’m not quite sure when John Dunlevy left his native village to go to England to live but he and his family have been regular visitors back to home soil.And the next one should see the mightiest of celebrations when they arrive bearing, hopefully, the two medals won by John’s daughter, Katie-George Dunlevy in Rio. Gold in the B Tandem Time Trials in cycling alongside Eve McCrystal followed up by a silver for the pair in the women’s B road race – a decent return from any competition but particularly so when it’s the pinnacle of competitions.I happened to be in Mountcharles yesterday evening for a G.A.A. game involving St. Naul’s under-16 girls against St. Eunan’s in a county quarter-final clash and some of the locals were still sharing in the glory of that double medal haul from – almost – one of their own.Eleven medals won in total by Irish competitors at the Paralympics – four short of the total managed in London in 2012 – and two of them with Donegal colours pinned to them.CROKER CURSES…And so the curse continues. Cursed by conceding two own goals – even one is unheard of at any level of the game – and then by failing to nail a Dublin team there for the raking. And Saturday week’s replay to come and that curse of the favourites managing to secure a draw after a below par performance and then going on to confirm their status in the replay.And yet, this Mayo team might still have enough in them to bring Sam across country and reintroduce him to the wilds of Connacht where he hasn’t been for some time.An intriguing match last Sunday but not one for the purists or as someone pointed out in Mountcharles last evening had it been a match involving Donegal we would have been reading and hearing a lot about puke football.But like Diarmuid Connolly’s jersey – I’m torn. Torn between hoping for a classic on Saturday week and Dublin running out winners or an untidy seventy minutes with Mayo finally burying that curse. More next week.…AND PURSES Failing to finish off the Dubs at the first attempt may prove costly for Mayo but the price for supporters of both teams is going to be equally significant. It seems the powers-that-be – i.e. that fine body of G.A.A. suits who presumably don’t have to fork out any entrance money on these occasions – have decreed that stand tickets for Saturday week’s replay will total 60 euro with terrace tickets standing at half that. True, that’s down from 80 euro but it’s still a mighty lay-out for your average fan.“We don’t feel that 60 euro is an exorbitant price to ask for the privilege of watching an All-Ireland final replay,” insisted a G.A.A. spokesman, presumably with tonque firmly in cheek.It is, of course, exorbitant if you’re travelling from the far western regions of the country and you’re bringing your family and you’ve already dipped deep into your pocket or purse for the “privilege” of last Sunday’s game.THE GALLAGHER YEARSCan Donegal be where Mayo and Dublin are come the third September of 2017? Or even the first Saturday of October? That’s a question for which there will be many a dispute – helped, or hindered, they’ll say by the confirmation this week that Rory Gallagher has put the ballpoint to paper for another three year stint at the helm with the option of a fourth.As County Board chairman, Sean Dunnion, pointed out, it does indeed provide stability as opposed to uncertainty and gives Gallagher the chance to set out his stall for the campaigns ahead.There will be divided opinions on his re-appointment but I would heed the words of captain Michael Murphy who has welcomed the announcement.Pointing to the Fermanagh man’s insight into the under-21 set-up and his involvement over the past couple of years since Jim McGuinness stepped aside (so he could ultimately watch Celtic get a tanking from Barcelona), the Glenswilly ace said it was right for Gallagher to “drive that on for over two, three, four years. As players we would be keen for that to happen.”Time will yell. HARPS IN EUROPA LEAGUE SHOCKDid we ever think we’d see the day? A Europa League highlights programme on I.T.V. featuring Finn Harps. It’s been a long time coming…You may have heard it. Last Thursday night’s programme where presenter, Mark Pougatch introduced the main bits from Dundalk’s match in Holland and happened to mention that the League of Ireland champions last league game before European action was a win over Finn Harps. Like I say, we’ve waited a long time for this moment.And not the only Donegal link on the night. Taking the pitch for Dundalk’s game against AZ Alkmaar was team captain, Stephen O’Donnell whose father, P.J. hails from Dungloe. Unfortunately a second yellow card ensured that O’Donnell was leaving that very same pitch before the rest of them but what a result for the Lilywhites in the end, Ciaran Kilduff’s expertly directed header from man of the match, Daryl Horgan’s free-kick into the box earning Dundalk an historic for a League of Ireland club – a point in the Europa League group stages.Shamrock Rovers did reach the same stage under Michael O’Neill but failed to garner even a point in any of their six outings – going in front at White Hart Lane before losing 3-1 proving the best of it as far as the Hoops were concerned.And while on the Spurs, former midfield ace, Glenn Hoddle, praising the Dundalk performance during the highlights package on I.T.V., recalled being part of a Tottenham side that played at Oriel Park back in 1981 in the then U.E.F.A. Cup when the teams shared a 1-1 draw in the first leg. That Dundalk team gave a few of the bigger guns a scare or two back then and indeed only lost the second leg to Hoddle’s team by a solitary goal.And now look at them. Already with a point more than the likes of Manchester United, Inter Milan and Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League.You may have read the post match quote from the Dutch club’s manager,….but if not, it’s worth repeating: “PHILIP – THE BARCELONA OF ARTISTS!Pure artistry. That’s surely all that can be said about it.Yeah, sure Barcelona’s display against Celtic last week was something to behold but I’m talking about another outstanding exhibition – the one currently running at the An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny and featuring the works of local man Philip Mackey who just happens to be a big Celtic fan.I didn’t make it along to the opening of Philip’s debut exhibition, ‘Face to Face’, in his home town but did get in to see it at the weekend. Outstanding might not even do it justice.Seventeen portraits of well-known (and some not so instantly recognisable) individuals and every one of them an absolute gem. Get along and see it if you haven’t already and be face to face with greatness.And I know what some of you are thinking – how does an art exhibition, even one being staged by a Celtic fan, find its way into a sports column?Well, if that Celtic link isn’t quite enough for you, there’s a knockout portrait of Jason Quigley among the collection.HISTORY IN THE FAKINGIn fifty, a hundred, two hundred years time they’ll be talking about the hat-trick scored by Hughie Kelly for Finn Harps in the 1981 Cup Final.Huh? Did Hughie Kelly net three goals in a Cup Final? And, wait a bit, were Finn Harps actually in a Cup Final in 1981?Ah, you see, history can play some funny tricks. The point made by Letterkenny historian, Kieran Kelly at a debate during Culture Night last Friday – a debate I didn’t get to but one where apparently the subject of the arrest of Theobold Wolfe Tone reared its head again. Some say he was placed under escort in Letterkenny’s Market Square following the failed rebellion of 1798 – one of these being Wolfe Tone’s own son, William, who recorded the fact in a memoir published in 1827 – but as pointed out by Kieran – who is one of those who believes that the revolutionary leader was, in fact, arrested in Buncrana – he was only three years old at the time.Still, Kieran – precisely that tender age back in 1981 I (or so he claims!) – is insisting that a hat-trick was scored by Hughie Kelly in the Cup Final of that year.See what you get, quite apart from sport, in this column – art AND history.Or perhaps, as the undertaker said when they laid Theobold to rest in Bodenstown, County Kildare in 1798, I’m just lowering the Tone.AND NOW A MENTION FOR ANOTHER PHILIPIt may be a Pitt stop for Brad and Angelina but the much better news came this week in the form of the wedding of our own Philip Deignan and fellow international cyclist, Lizzie Armitstead.A hearty congratulations to the Letterkenny man and his new bride. Though I’m deeply suspect of the cyclist who held up the wedding coach on its way to the church. Or perhaps he was merely attempting to put a spoke in the whole thing…Paralympic glory in Mountcharles, and Croker curses – It’s Walshy on Wednesday was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Croke ParkHome-page SportMOUNTCHARLESnewsPaddy WalshparalympicsWednesdaylast_img read more

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Sheffield United go top of Championship, Ipswich secure first victory, plus more

first_img 4 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Darren Moore’s West Brom thrashed Reading to move up to second Chris Wilder’s side went top West Brom moved second, one point behind the Blades, after Dwight Gayle scored twice in a 4-1 victory against lowly Reading at the Hawthorns.Leandro Bacuna fired the visitors into a sixth-minute lead, but the Baggies responded through on-loan Newcastle striker Gayle’s eight and ninth goals of the season.In-form winger Harvey Barnes added a third before Kyle Bartley rounded off the scoring 10 minutes from time. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 David McGoldrick netted the winner as Sheffield United replaced Leeds at the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 victory over struggling Hull at Bramall Lane.The former Ipswich striker stepped up to convert from the penalty spot in the 70th minute after Jack O’Connell was manhandled in the area.Leeds strike late to salvage point against Brentford Tammy Abraham scored after just seven minutes for Villa, who sacked Bruce on Wednesday, but the Lions turned it around with strikes from Shane Ferguson and Tom Elliott either side of half-time to move out of the relegation zone.Ipswich secured their first win of the campaign after Trevoh Chalobah’s late effort secured a 3-2 victory versus Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.The on-loan Chelsea defender popped up with the winner six minutes from time after Bersant Celina had looked to have secured a point for the Swans. Ipswich manager Paul Hirst finally got a Championship win REVEALED MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Preston moved off the bottom with a thumping win 4 A Gwion Williams header and a Mike van der Hoorn own goal had completed a fine turnaround in the space of four first half minutes for Town, who went behind in the ninth minute when Janoi Donacien found his own net.Geoff Cameron cancelled out Jack Marriott’s opener to secure QPR a 1-1 draw with Derby at Loftus Road.Preston moved off the bottom of the table with a 4-0 victory over 10-man Wigan, who had Darron Gibson sent off at Deepdale. huge blow silverware REVEALED 4 RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Goals from Joe Lolley and Lewis Grabban gave Nottingham Forest, who had Jack Robinson sent off, a 2-0 victory over fourth-placed Middlesbrough at the Riverside.Stoke secured their first away win of the season, ending Norwich’s eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions, with a 1-0 success at Carrow Road following an own goal from Timm Klose in the 35th minute.Aston Villa started life after Steve Bruce with a 2-1 defeat to Millwall at the Den. Tom Barkhuizen and Callum Robinson put North End in control before a Paul Gallagher penalty and Dan Burn’s own goal added gloss to the scoreline.Lukas Jutkiewicz scored a hat-trick as Birmingham beat Rotherham 3-1 to secure their first home win of the season at St Andrew’s.Jon Taylor pulled a goal back for the Millers in the 71st minute but Paul Warne’s side are now winless in their last 31 away Championship matches.last_img read more

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DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – ALL THE MATCH REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgOld Orchard Inn Division One Erne Wanderers 7 Ramelton Mariners 2Erne Wanderers hosted Ramelton Mariners in a top of the table clash at the lakeside centre in glorious conditions on Saturday. Despite the scoreline it was the away team that had the better of the first half with the home team unable to get any rhythm going. Playing good passing football Mariner’s took the game to the home team and created a few half chances and forced a serious of corners which Erne defended well. Five minutes before the break Mariner’s got a penalty when Jamie Cassidy tried to nick the ball but caught the striker’s foot and down he went. From the resulting kick Karl O’ Brien made a good save. Within a minute Erne broke up the pitch and the ball was worked to Mark Dorrian inside the box and he found the top corner with a cool finish for his first of the day. This was a cruel blow to the away side who were much the better team in the first half. Wanderers came out a different team in the second half and went two up within a minute when Jamie Cassidy went on a run from centre back, playing some brilliant one twos up the pitch, and he finished from 8 yards at the second attempt. Five minutes later Erne went three up when Dolan went on a run down the left and cut it back for Dermott Slevin who side footed into the bottom corner from 20 yards. Within two minutes Mariners got on the score-sheet when Brian Piper scored with a neat finish. Wanderers upped the tempo after this and finished the game as a contest when on 60 minutes Mark Dorrian got his second when the ball fell to his feet on the corner of the 18 yard box, after good battling by Sticky Ward, and he chipped the keeper with a brilliant effort. David Dolan got no five on 65minutes when he beat his man and played a pass to Sticky who back-heeled into his path again and he burst into box to calmly slot past the stranded keeper. Dorrian completed his hatrick on 68 minutes when Sean Toland played him in down the left and he finished well with his left foot. Slack defending let in Mariners for their second on 78 minutes when Barry Coyle finished from 7yards. The scoring was complete on 83 minutes when Sticky Ward found the net with a cool side foot finish into the bottom corner. A big win for the Wanderers at a crucial stage of the season with Slevin and Dorrian the pick of the bunch team effort from Mariners who just faded in the second half. Referee: Brian O’ Kane. Glenea United 2 Glencar Celtic 2Glenea came back from the dead to get a point from this match. In an even 1st half both sides were battling to get control of the game and neither created any clear cut chances. In the 2nd half Glencar took the lead on 50 minutes when Stephen Mc Laughlin was on hand to knock in a cut back. Glenea tried hard to get back into the game but were finding it difficult to create a chance. Glencar doubled their lead on 65 minutes when John Hilly was played through and he slotted the ball past the keeper. Glenea reduced the deficit on 85 minutes when Martin Maguire headed home a Martin Doohan free-kick. This goal lifted the home side and they equalized on 89 minutes when Michael Mc Clafferty was on hand to force home the ball after a goal mouth scramble. Glenea almost took all the points in injury time when another goal mouth scramble saw the ball cleared off the line. Best for Glenea John Harley and Shane Ferry while Padjo Duffy tried hard for Glencar. Referee: John FerryCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 Mulroy Celtic 1Castlefin claimed a vital three points after a 2-1 victory over Mulroy in Parkview on Saturday. Mulroy were the better team in the first half, creating numerous chances, and they eventually took the lead in the 35th minute when Mark Griffin finished well. In the 40th minute Castlefin equalised through a great Thomas Devlin strike from 20yards. In the 55th minute Castlefin took the lead when a Tomas Devlin cross found Gary Mc Nulty who laid the ball off to Mark Lafferty who struck home from 15 yards. Mulroy pressed for an equaliser and Mark Griffin went close on a few occasions.Good team performances. Referee: Barry HunterDowntown Cup Group BKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 2 Fintown Harps AFC 6Fintown Harps overcame Kilmacrennan Celtic in Lurgy Park in this cup fixture. A tight first half came to life just before half time when Aaron Thompson scored after going one on one with the Kilmacrennan keeper. He scored again three mins later from Daragh Gallagher’s square across the box. Kilmacrennan pulled one back just before half time when Paul Mc Eldowney was fouled in the box and Cathal Gallagher scored the resulting penalty. Fintown started the second half brightly and Aaron Thompson scored his third five minutes in after a scramble in the box. Kilmacrennan pulled another one back in the 57th minute when Paul Mc Eldowney headed in Steve McElwaine’s corner. Daragh Gallagher scored Fintown’s fourth with a fine solo effort in the 65th minute. He turned provider again a few minutes later setting up Paddy Black. Aaron Thompson scored his fourth and Fintown’s last in the 75th minute to put the game to bed. Excellent team performance from Fintown and Steve Mc Elwaine was best for Kilmacrennan.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Rathmullan Celtic 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2Kilmacrennan Celtic used all of their experience to leave the Seaside with three valuable points following a hard fought game that was dominated for long spells by the home side but a stunning brace from Eddie Doherty, who converted their only opportunities, proved the difference to seal a victory for the former Premier Division champions.The visitors were a menacing physical presence throughout and Doherty’s two exceptional goals confirmed their place as Premier League leaders. In truth, Sunday’s entertaining game showed why both teams are worthy of their places near the top of the table this season.A goal in each half from midfielder Doherty got the job done for Kilmac, with Eamonn Sheridan netting for Rathmullan in between. The home side were left to rue not making their early dominance in each half tell on the scoreboard. A strong and experienced spine to the visitor’s team ensured they were able to hang tough and concede very few clear cut chances despite coughing up a lot of possession to Rathmullan. The Gorman’s, Gavin and Gary marshalled a strong back line, with Timmy Burke, Doherty and ex-Rathmullan striker Caolan Kelly proving a handful further up the field.With Oisin McMenamin missing, Aaron Mc Clafferty was recalled to the starting line-up and it was Rathmullan that started well and Eoin Sheridan had the best chance, as he pulled a shot wide from 12 yards.Having failed to make their possession count, Rathmullan were punished on the half hour with a stunning opener. Building down the left wing, the ball was knocked infield by Ryan McLaughlin and Mickey McBride’s step-over allowed the in-rushing Doherty through on goal. He lashed an unstoppable shot past Ian Strain and off the underside of the bar to give the visitors the lead against the run of play.The Hoops responded well to the setback and a fine individual effort from Eamonn Sheridan on 43 minutes saw the talismanic forward gain space in the box and fire a low shot into the net much to the delight in front of another bumper Flagpole crowd.Rathmullan started the second half well and continued to press for a second goal, but they came up against a very stubborn defence.The best chance of the second half arrived on 55 minutes when Dara Patton’s right wing cross was chested down by Eamonn Sheridan for Aaron Mc Clafferty but he was unable to keep his effort down and fired over the bar.Former Kilmac player Seamus McLaughlin almost wrote his own script with a wonderfully struck volley from 20-yards that flew just wide of the post with Rathmullan still doing the probing heading into the final 15 minutes.There was to be a sting in the tail however as the visitors again showed the clinical finishing of a team that has been down this road many times in the past.Having forced a succession of corners and free kicks in promising areas, Rathmullan were unable to make it count with Kilmac dominating in the air. So it was no surprise when a left wing cross was met with a stunning glancing header from Doherty into the far corner on 84 minutes to steal the points much to the delight of the travelling Kilmac support.With Niall Doherty and Philip Hegarty on from the bench, the home side again responded well to the setback and pegged Kilmac in for the remainder of the game but they were unable to force an equaliser.A setback for Mark Curran and his players, there can be little doubt of that, but with plenty games to play and a cup semi final on the horizon, there is still a lot to play for and based on this display Rathmullan can still have a big say in the destination of this year’s Premier Division title.Best for Rathmullan was Reggie Miller while Kilmac’s defence were marshalled superbly by the Gorman brothers and Doherty’s class up front in converting their only two attacks proved the difference.Castlefin Celtic 1 Glenea United 4Glenea went away with all three points after a tough battle with Castlefin Celtic in Parkview on Sunday. The visitors took the lead the after 5 minutes when Kevin Mulhern rose highest to head home the opener from 6 yards after a Declan Mc Garvey cross. Castlefin had the majority of the possession but couldn’t break down the visiting defence. Glenea doubled their lead when Michael Barry latched onto a through ball and finished clinically with 30 minutes played. In the 39th minute Glenea increased their lead when Michael Barry pounced on a mistake in the Castlefin defence to poke home.The second half turned into a midfield battle with few chances being created. In the 80th minute Glenea got their fourth, a wonderful finish from Ryan Mc Fadden. In the 88th minute Castlefin got a consolation goal through Peter Bryson following a Ronan Tourish corner.Two good team Performances. Referee: Ed MooreGweedore Celtic 1 Lagan Harps 0A crucial victory for the home team in what was a very tight game against Lagan Harps. In the opening fifteen minutes the visitors looked the more dangerous with Andrew Brennan causing problems for the home defence with his pacey runs up the wing. On the half-hour Gweedore took the lead when a ball into the box was headed on by David Mc Gee and Tomas Diver was on hand to slam the ball home. Early in the second half the away keeper did well to save a David Mc Gee shot. On forty minutes a Lagan free kick was fisted over the bar by the home keeper Mc Kelvey. In the last fifteen minutes Gweedore were under sustained pressure, Lagan forced a number of corners and free kicks, but despite a few near misses the home side held out for a victory,A team display by Lagan. John Walsh and Danny Curran played well for Gweedore. Referee: Martin Mc GarrigleSt. Catherines 1 Lifford Celtic 0St Catherines played hosts to Lifford Celtic in Emerald Park on Sunday. The Saints started well and on 14 minutes Michael Mullin had a good shot but it was well saved by Lee White in the Lifford goal. Then on 20 minutes that man again Michael Mullin had another good shot but again he was denied by Lee White. Lifford started to come into the game and they created a couple a chances, On 29 minutes Conor O’ Rourke had a great shot but he could not get passed Lee White. Lifford had a chance but it was well saved by Anthoine O’ Hara in the Saints goal. David Conwell then had a shot that was well saved. The 2nd half started with both teams looking to get on the score-sheet. Lifford had a couple of chances but they could not get past Anthoine O Hara in the Saints goal, On 61 minutes Jason Noctor had a shot that just went wide of the Lifford goal. On 62 minutes David Conwell had a shot but again was saved by Lee White. On 83 minutes Lifford attacked and the they got into the Saints box and curled a great shot beyond the reach of Anthoine O Hara in the Saints goals into the bottom corner of the net to make the score 1-0 to Lifford Celtic. The Saints pushed hard to get level but it just would not happen for them and the final score was 1-0 to the visitors.Watson Hire Division OneEany Celtic 5 Arranmore United 0Eany Celtic hosted the islanders for their first home match since early November and secured all three points. The home side enjoyed lots of early possession and went ahead from James Flynn fired the ball home on the half hour mark. Eany had chances to extend their lead before half time but the net eluded them .The second half saw the visitors work hard and they had chances but found the Eany defence defiant. It took until the hour mark for Eany extend their lead when Barry Rose got the first of his hat-trick which took 15 minutes to complete. Eany rounded off their afternoon with John Rose getting a well-deserved goal in the 85 minute. Two good performances from these sides.Cranford United 3 Ballybofey United 0Cranford started this game brightly with some neat central midfield playinvolving Michael McGinley and Chris Carr who created a couple of half chancesfor the home team. Danny McBride came close to opening the scoringwhen he got on the end of a Marty Mc Loughlin cross on 17minutes. Thedeadlock was however broken a couple of minutes later when Arthur Lynchexcellently headed home a Seamus Carr free kick. They doubled theiradvantage on the half hour when Marty Mc Loughlin slammed home afterexcellent work from Danny McBride. Philip Buchanan made it three nilfive minutes before the half time whistle when he was put through byChris Carr. The second half was a closely contested affairwith John Gregg and Maurice Lafferty getting more involved but theywere unable to find a goal and Cranford saw out the game comfortably.John Gregg was best for Ballybofey with Michael McGinley and MartyMcLaughlin the stand out men for the home side. Referee: Paddy Martin.Cappry Rovers 0 Donegal Town 4Donegal Town went joint top of the division after they defeated Cappry Rovers by 4 goals to nil in Cappry Park.Cappry dominated the earlier exchanges but good defending and goalkeeping by Dermot Mc Caffrey kept the game scoreless.Donegal took the lead in the thirty second minute when a free kick was floated in and Brendan O’ Meara in the Cappry net could only parry the ball and Benny Byrne nipped in to score from close range.Cappry came more into the game in search of the equaliser but couldn’t penetrate the visitors defence.Cappry started the second half well putting Donegal under pressure and following numerous corners had the ball cleared off the line, a shot from Malachy Martin rattled the bar with Mc Caffrey beaten, but the ball was eventually cleared.With Cappry pushing forward they went two down in the fifty sixth minute when Benny Byrne scored his second following a mistake in the Cappry defence.Byrne completed his hat-trick in the sixty fourth minute when he beat the off side trap to score from close range.Dermot Browne wrapped the game up for the visitors in the sixty ninth minute following a mix up in the Cappry defence to score from close range.Team performance from Cappry. Goalkeeper Dermot Mc Caffrey was best for Donegal town.Referee: Gerry Gallagher.CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 2 Convoy Arsenal 0The Arsenal were well and truly outgunned on Glenree’s hallowed soil today as the Mevagh men scored 2 with no reply on a good fresh day on the coast.JJ Mc Gettigan’s brave soldiers started the game on a high as they keep their good run going. The relentless tempo suits United and the tiresome work ethic proved fruitful as Daniel Mc Groddy anticipated a high ball into the box and flicked it past the visiting keeper on 30minutes.The second half had Glenree playing against the wind and the ball sat a little better and the assist king Andy Logue proved decisive as his well timed pass put Damien Coyle through and his acute angled shot crept in at the near post.This good physical encounter proved an entertaining affair as the visitors pressured the home side to the point of instinctive saves from the number 1 Gibson.Mc Gettigan’s team have kept themselves in the hunt after a few good results and an away day to Bonagee is next on the fixture list.The man of the match champagne has been divided among the Glenree team as all involved put in a great shift and it was a good team effort from Convoy too.Referee: Marty Quinn.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSOld Orchard Inn Division OneErne Wanderers 7 v 2 Ramelton MarinersGlenea United 2 v 2 Glencar CelticCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 v 1 Mulroy CelticGlencar Inn Division TwoCranford United Reserves P v P Downtown UnitedDowntown Cup Group ATullyvinney Rovers P v P Milford United ReservesDowntown Cup Group BKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 2 v 6 Fintown Harps AFCDowntown Cup Group CDeele Harps P v P Gweedore United ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 v 2 Kilmacrennan CelticCastlefin Celtic 1 v 4 Glenea UnitedGweedore Celtic 1 v 0 Lagan HarpsSt. Catherines 1 v 0 Lifford CelticWatson Hire Division OneEany Celtic 5 v 0 Arranmore UnitedRaphoe Town 2 v 3 Keadue RoversCranford United 3 v 0 Ballybofey UnitedCappry Rovers 0 v 4 Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoGweedore United P v P Dunlewy CelticDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 9-2-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Inn Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesFintown Harps AFC v Glenea United ReservesMulroy Celtic v Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Division TwoDonegal Town Reserves v Glenree United ReservesDowntown Cup Group ATullyvinney Rovers v Erne WanderersMilford United Reserves v Cranford United ReservesDowntown Cup Group CRamelton Mariners v Deele HarpsGweedore United Reserves v Downtown UnitedSUNDAY 10-2-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLagan Harps v Glenea UnitedMilford United v Kilmacrennan CelticRathmullan Celtic v Castlefin CelticDunkineely Celtic v Gweedore CelticWatson Hire Division OneRaphoe Town v Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.)Drumoghill FC v Curragh AthleticKeadue Rovers v Ballybofey UnitedEany Celtic v Cappry RoversCranford United v Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoCopany Rovers v Kerrykeel ’71 FCDunlewy Celtic v Drumbar UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Gweedore UnitedWhitestrand United v Bonagee UnitedDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – ALL THE MATCH REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: February 3rd, 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 League match reportslast_img read more

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PROTESTORS DEFEND PLANS TO PICKET TAOISEACH’S VISIT TO LETTERKENNY TODAY

first_imgThe group ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ has defended its decision to protest against the visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to Letterkenny on Monday afternoon.The protestors say it is intended to send a strong message to the Taoiseach that the Property Tax and Water charges will be “strongly resisted” in Donegal.“Donegal has shown the highest level of non-compliance with the Household Charge and Septic Tank registration. We want Enda Kenny to return to Dublin with the message that it will be the same with the Property Tax.” said spokesperson Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig. “The people in our county has been battered by austerity. We simply cannot afford the added burden of these unfair taxes and charges. The CSO has recently revealed that disposable household incomes continue to fall while household incomes in Donegal are now €3,000 less that the national average. We have nothing more to give and have no option but to resist.“Having failed to bully us into paying the hated Household Charge, Enda Kenny’s government are now threatening us with draconian measures to force us into paying the Property Tax – the introduction of snitch clauses, the right to snoop on our homes, the threat to snatch wages and benefits. These measures are an indication of the desperation of the government and not it’s strength. We can defeat them by continuing to stand together.Can’t Pay Won’t Pay intend to protest outside the LYIT at 2.30 today during the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly.Politicians from throughout these islands are in the county for three days. During a visit to Milford last year some campaigners threw eggs at the Taoiseach’s car (pictured above). PROTESTORS DEFEND PLANS TO PICKET TAOISEACH’S VISIT TO LETTERKENNY TODAY was last modified: March 4th, 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:LYITPROTESTORS DEFEND PLANS TO PICKET TAOISEACH’S VISIT TO LETTERKENNY TODAYlast_img read more

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