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Azkals’ depth to be tested vs Vietnam as key players recalled by clubs

first_img‘Manny has got a new toy’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Big men Bright Akhuetie (left) of UP and Papi Sarr of Adamson collide one more time. —SHERWIN VARDELEONDown to 18 players, the Philippines may have to pull off a feat bigger than the “Miracle in Hanoi” eight years ago in the semifinals of the AFF (Asean Football Federation) Suzuki Cup.Midfielder Patrick Strauss, who has emerged as one of the stars of the Azkals’ campaign, was the latest player to leave the squad after he was recalled by German second division club, Erzgebirge, just a day after the Philippines clinched a place in the knockout round on Sunday in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Azkals captain Phil Younghusband said the team remains positive even as the Azkals would be facing the only team that has yet to concede a goal in the competition.The core of Vietnam’s team also boasts plenty of quality, having reached the final of the AFC Under-23 championship early this year. The squad is led by an electrifying talent in attacking midfielder Nguyen Quang Hai, who has two goals so far in the competition.While the Azkals are no strangers at being underdogs in the competition, Younghusband stressed the importance of making home advantage count.“We should take confidence that we are at home in the first leg,” said Younghusband, who needed four stitches to close the cut on the head he sustained against Indonesia.“We have to make the most out of that home advantage. It’s important that we get a result so that we’ll have something to fight for in the second leg (in Hanoi on Dec. 6).”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title With the Suzuki Cup knockout round not covered by the international window, clubs are not compelled to release players for national team duty. Thus, Daisuke Sato, Stephan Palla and Neil Etheridge also had to return to their respective teams.And with Strauss, a calm and assuring presence at midfield, also out, the Azkals are left with a mountain to climb as they take on a young and vibrant Vietnamese side in the two-legged semifinal starting on Sunday at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Azkals actually stunned Vietnam eight years ago in Hanoi on their way to a first semifinal appearance in what is still considered the biggest upset of the tournament.But the element of surprise won’t be on the Filipinos’ side anymore as the team is making its fourth appearance in the Last Four in the last five competitions. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson does have some options to cover for the absence of Strauss and Sato against Vietnam.Defender Amani Aguinaldo is fit and could start alongside Alvaro Silva.“We do have a lot of depth in the squad,” said Younghusband. “And when we have confidence in our abilities, anything is possible.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Concerned about secrecy of GuySuCo plans

first_imgDear Editor,The GAWU has obtained a copy of the responses of Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, to questions posed by PPP/C Member of Parliament, Mohamed Irfan Ali regarding the utilisation of the $30B bond secured by GuySuCo.The Finance Minister advised that the bond is aimed mainly “…to acquire two co-generation plants; to upgrade existing factories to produce plantation white sugar; to build storage and packing facilities; and to contribute to two (2) years of general operational costs…”. Interestingly and conspicuously absent, were any mention of investments in the cane fields to improve productivity.In April, this year, then GuySuCo CEO, Paul Bhim, in a GuySuCo/SPU engagement with GAWU told us that $11B would be spent on capital works across the three (3) estates with about 70 per cent of that sum being utilized in the fields. While we are supportive of initiatives in co-generation and white sugar, their success is largely predicated on having sufficient quantities of canes available. We therefore ask, what is the purpose of having shiny, new plants but inadequate canes?The minister then informed that GuySuCo has presented a plan to the Administration to engender its viability. This is indeed noteworthy news from the Honourable Minister. We recognized that President David Granger in his address to the National Assembly on October 18, 2018, said “…a plan is being developed to boost production in the remaining East Berbice, West Berbice and West Demerara estates”. We hasten to add that between October 18 and 31, a span of 14 days, GuySuCo was able to develop its plan and present it to the Administration, using the Minister’s term, “…for consideration”. That plan, we may add, according to the Minister was “..underpinned by a 10-year supporting cash flow projection…”. This is simply an amazing feat and we urge the Government to quickly share the plan with the stakeholders and the public.The planners must also be complimented for recognizing that our Union, among others, for some months, has been speaking about the absence of a plan. We also wonder whether it is that the Administration has, at this time, approved the plan for implementation. Bearing in mind that it took nearly half a year to appoint a GuySuCo Board, we wonder when the Government- given that we expect the plan to be technically-oriented- will give its seal of approval.The minister also said that feasibility studies found that white sugar and co-generation plants were viable. This is pleasing news. On the white sugar matter, in April the GAWU was told that the feasibility study was yet to commence but it seems, for all appearances, that empirical work has now been concluded.  While not wanting to throw cold water on the ideas, we ask, like we did in April, whether the CET will be applied to extra-regional imports of white sugar. As far as we recollect, no announcement has been made in this regard. Or, is the Government, together with its Jamaican and Belizean counterparts, representing this matter in CARICOM. We are aware, that not too long from now a special meeting will be held on the CSME in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. It will be an opportune time for such representations to be made. Regarding the co-generation facilities, again like we asked in April, how does the planned co-generation plans mesh with plans by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), which has been speaking about solar and natural gas plants?Minister Jordan also informed that in view of the viability of the plans for co-generation and white sugar, the design for the respective plans has already been completed. In view of this admission and given the lead time to invite prospective bidders, evaluate proposals and ultimately construct the plants, while taking into account that billions have been borrowed and attracting interest, wouldn’t it be prudent, at this time, to begin the process of seeking proposals? Maybe there is a good reason for not doing this now, though it’s hard to see why not and the ‘efficiently prepared’ plan may shed some light on this.The GAWU remains supportive of plans that would secure the sugar industry and safeguard its viability. However, our support is predicated on sound, credible and well-thought-out plans. The apparent secrecy shrouding the plans for the bond borrowed with a sovereign guarantee is something that causes us to feel uneasy and worried. If there is a plan, like the Minister of Finance says, we urge those in authority to share those plans with an understanding of having full discussions, as all stakeholders are desirous of having a successful sugar industry.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

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Essequibians protest President Granger

first_imgHundreds of citizens on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroom/Supernaam) earlier today picketed President David as he made his way from the Hampton Court airstrip to attend a function in Queenstown.The protestors have called for the Government to resign and for the president to set a date for regional and national elections. Some of the protestors also picked State House, in Anna Regina calling for Granger to respect the constitution.The peaceful gathering included PPP Executives Leslie Ramsammy, Nigel Dharamlall, Vishnu Samaroo, Regional Chairman Davanand Ramdatt and Peter Ramsaroop.The protesters have accused the APNU/AFC Government of failing the nation.More details in the Tuesday, September 24, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

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Thrilling Exxon semi-finals on tomorrow

first_imgRiveting football action will go down at the Ministry of Education Ground tomorrow as the ExxonMobil Under-14 League heads into the semi-final round.Over the past month, the teens from secondary schools all across the coast of Guyana have been tirelessly competing weekend after weekend just to make it to this stage. Like the round-robin segment, the semis are expected to hold stunning upsets and brilliant exhibitions of young talent.Despite not being able to make it into the top four, the remaining teams in the competition will be given the opportunity to play exhibition games for the remaining slots. This method will allow for them to be ranked within the top eight.While the other teams will play for the lower spots in order to save face, the big battles will go down after the semi-finals are staged.In the female division, the formidable South Ruimveldt side will face off with East Ruimveldt Secondary. South Ruimveldt, having drawn one game and won all the others, have been very confident about their chances of reaching the final. However, the underdog East Ruimveldt team will be entering the semis with an upset on their agenda.The other semi-final will showcase a determined New Campbellville side and a determined Charlestown Secondary team. While New Campbellville have lost one of their three games, Charlestown will be entering the semis with a blemish-free record. New Campbellville will be playing to break that winning streak, but Charlestown’s public relations rep is confident that the team has what it takes to make it through.The male semis are also expected to be thrillers, with the first match up being contested by St John’s College and North Ruimveldt Multilateral. Both teams stumbled earlier in the tournament, but will seek to make the most of their shot at the final.However, the undisputable headliner of the day will come when Chase Academy and Buxton Youth Developers meet. Both teams have been dominant in the competition; as such, the excitement for this semi-final should mirror the anticipation that World Cup fans felt during the Brazil v Belgium match-up. Saturday’s action will begin at 11:00h with the girls’ exhibition match.last_img read more

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Council hears presentation by Canadian Union of Postal Workers

first_imgAs it is the policy of Fort St. John City Council not to make decisions in front of the delegations, the issue will be discussed by Council at a later date. Mooney says the changes announced by Canada Post will result in big job losses across the country while postage fees will increase.“The five point plan that Canada Post announced includes the unprecedented increases on postal rates, the elimination of door to door delivery, the replacing of public post offices to private outlets or franchises, and the elimination of 8,000 jobs, the equivalent of taking $400 million out of the Canadian economy each year.” she says.Mooney adds that the changes will also have an impact on Fort St. John specifically as well, such as allocating funds for adding community mail boxes .- Advertisement -“Municipalities like Fort St. John will have to adjust in more ways than one,” she states. “The City will be required to work with Canada Post to identify the best locations suitable for CMB’s [community mail boxes] where they are not already placed. The City will have to redirect resources for this task. Many cities have already complained about Canada Post not doing a proper consultation process before announcing the changes. It’s unclear exactly how much the changes made by Canada Post will affect the City financially at this point. With the cost of postage stamps raising up to 60 per cent, cities like Fort St. John will need to take a close look at ways to offset these costs.” Mooney notes that part of the objectives stated in the Canada Post Corporation Act are to improve products and services, to conduct operations on a self sustaining basis while meeting the needs of Canadians, and to conduct operations that will provide the security of mail. She says the act is still in effect and requested that City Council vote in favour of a resolution that opposed to Canada Post’s changes. “We’re asking the Fort St. John City Council, on behalf of the citizens and business of Fort St. John to send a message to the federal government to respect this mandate. Canadians are the true owners of Canada Post and we should be the ones to determine its future. Canada Post is a public sector success story that can provide needed services to Canadians and jobs to our communities.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ronaldo, superstar footballer whose talent and ego feed off each other

first_img0Shares0000Ronaldo has “firmly” denied the sexual assault allegations against him © AFP/File / Isabella BONOTTOMADRID, Spain, Oct 3 – “Tell me, who is the best player in the world?” Cristiano Ronaldo asks during his own film, a glass of wine in his hand and gold necklace dangling from his neck. “It’s me,” he replies, breaking into laughter as those around him laugh back.Superstar footballer and one of the best-paid athletes in the world, Ronaldo is as much adored for his talent as he is detested for his bravado. To him, it has always been one and the same. “Someone people love me, some people hate me but I was made to be the best,” he said. “I am living the dream.”Ronaldo’s reputation is now threatened by an accusation of rape in the United States, a complaint that dates back to 2009, and which he denies.“I vigorously denounce the accusations that target me, rape is an abominable crime that goes against all that I am and what I believe,” wrote Ronaldo on Twitter on Wednesday.Owner of 10 Champions Leagues and league titles with Real Madrid and Manchester United, and a Euro 2016 winner with Portugal, there is little Ronaldo has not achieved on the field.Five Ballon d’Or awards are testament to one of the game’s greatest ever players. But behind the spectacular goals and chiseled physique, Ronaldo’s tunnel-vision for success is driven by a relentless work ethic, unshakeable self-belief and carefully crafted entourage that worship the ground he walks on.“Because I’m rich, I’m beautiful, I’m a great player, people are jealous of me,” he said in 2011.He opened a museum in 2013, run by his brother Hugo, dedicated to celebrating his own career in his home town of Funchal in Portugal. Outside stands a bronze statue of Ronaldo himself.At his home in the suburb of Finca near Madrid, Ronaldo had ‘CR7’ — his personal motif — emblazoned into various items of household furniture, including chairs, dinner tables and plates.Self-reverence is perhaps not surprising given the hysteria that surrounds him. In his 2015 film, ‘Ronaldo’, a documentary about his life, a screaming Portugal fan breaks through the barriers while the team are training and sprints across the pitch.She is stopped by security but Ronaldo hugs her anyway. Still in tears, she says: “At least now he knows I exist.”– Teased as a child –He was not always so popular. After moving to Lisbon from his home in Madeira aged 12, Ronaldo, bearing braces, spots and a regional accent, was teased at school.“He got angry and fought a lot, I tried to protect him, but sometimes he came back to the house in tears,” said Jose Semedo, a fellow footballer and one of his best childhood friends.Desperate to return home to his Funchal bungalow, which was so small that his father Dinis, a gardener, and mother Dolores, a cook, kept their washing machine on the roof.The youngest of four, Ronaldo’s parents separated and Dinis died in 2005 from a drink-related illness. “I didn’t get to know my father for real,” Ronaldo said.His mother, however, has remained a rock in his life and Ronaldo now has four children of his own. After being in a five-year relationship with the Russian model Irina Shayk, Ronaldo began seeing Spaniard Georgina Rodriguez, with whom he had a daughter, Alana Martina, in 2017.Previously there was Cristiano Jr, as well as twins Eva and Mateo, all to unknown mothers.On the pitch, Ronaldo stuck it out in Lisbon and became a star at Sporting, before transferring in 2003 to Manchester United, where Alex Ferguson would also become an important mentor in his early career.Ronaldo won numerous titles at Manchester United, including the 2008 Champions League © AFP/File / DIEGO TUSONHowever, Ferguson could not keep him at Old Trafford, where Ronaldo’s patience ran out, just as it would at Real Madrid nine years later.Now 33, and playing for Juventus, the striker is chasing more titles, records and a legacy to place him above his great rival Lionel Messi.“I’ve started seeing him as a person, not a rival,” Ronaldo said. “But we are always busting our balls to see who is better.”Ronaldo has left Messi in Spain, where lawsuits were held against him for tax fraud, which resulted in an amicable agreement with the court and a payment of 18.8 million euros.It hardly made a dent in Ronaldo’s personal fortune which, according to Forbes magazine, amounted to $108 million (about 92 million euros) in 2017, ranking him as the third highest paid sportsman in the world.Ronaldo enjoys endorsing underwear, perfume, jeans, shoes, his own hotel chain, Swiss watches and high-end airlines. He has no fewer than 330 million followers on social media, not to mention a reported 20 million euros a year deal with Nike, which he has indicated is “for life”.The Ronaldo brand feeds off both his footballing talent and his ego, of which neither have ever been in short supply.“I’m not going to lie,” he said, when explaining why he felt he had to go to the World Cup in 2014, despite injury. “If we had two or three Cristiano Ronaldos in the team I would feel more comfortable. But simply, we don’t.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Arry v Gary: ‘Spineless’ Spurs row continues as ex-boss takes aim

first_imgHarry Redknapp has told talkSPORT Gary Neville ‘is not man enough to admit he is wrong’ in a fresh blast at the Manchester United legend over his controversial comments about Tottenham.The former Spurs manager phoned the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Friday morning to hit back at Neville again, after he posted a sly dig at the 71-year-old’s recent managerial record on Twitter.Redknapp initially slammed the player-turned-pundit on Wednesday, following his comments on this week’s Monday Night Football that Tottenham teams had been ‘spineless, gutless and pathetic’ over the last 30 years.He branded Neville’s verdict ‘an absolute disgrace’ and said the former England right-back was in no position to criticise due to his dreadful stint as manager of Spanish club Valencia.Neville issued a brutal response to that on social media on Friday morning, sharing a spread sheet which showed he boasted a better winning percentage in his four-month spell in Spain than in Redknapp’s previous two jobs at Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City. 😡 Harry Redknapp told @GNev2 to do his homework…🤣 …and Gary has tweeted us with this! pic.twitter.com/fr3qjtPDWj— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 2, 2018 4 Neville was scathing about past Tottenham teams on Sky Sports earlier this week 4 “But it was not about me managing, it was about the team I had and I want to tell him that wasn’t a gutless or spineless team.”So that’s Redknapp’s message to Neville – but before he signed off, Harry had one last thing to say.“See you, lads. Now I’m going to hit some golf balls and I might put Gary’s head on one of them!” “He could say: ‘Yeah, but you didn’t win anything. You got two fourth place finishes and the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but you didn’t win anything’.“Well the present team have had four years [under Pochettino] and they haven’t won anything either, but does it make them a bad team? No it doesn’t! I love watching them and I love the manager.“We all know Gary, he is an excellent pundit and was a great right-back, but he’s opinionated and sometimes he goes over the top.“He hasn’t got his facts correct in this case and he should have thought a little bit more about what he was saying.“Yet, he’s not man enough to say: ‘Yeah I was wrong, I’ll hold my hand up, that team Harry had was a good team’.center_img Redknapp coached a host of class players during his spell in charge at White Hart Lane Neville claimed 10 wins from 28 games in charge of Valencia 4 4 And that just seemed to annoy the veteran boss even more, as he joined the station later that morning to set Neville straight.“To say that for 30 years Tottenham have been spineless, gutless, useless, disgraceful – that’s absolute rubbish,” Redknapp repeated on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“So now he’s got to dig up that his win percentage was one per cent better than mine at QPR…“I took over a QPR team that had already played 14 games in the Premier league and they had two wins, so it wasn’t exactly taking over a world class team, you know?“And at Birmingham I took over a team that had gone 25 games and only won one, that wasn’t easy.“My argument was about the Tottenham team I had, and I will not stand by and let someone come out with a statement like that when their facts are completely wrong.last_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick CupLetterkenny Area Lagan Harps 3 Drumoghill F.C. 2Lagan got their season off to a good start when they overcame local rivals Drumoghill in a closely fought contest. Lagan opened the scoring on eight minutes when Kevin Kelly found the bottom corner of the net with a thirty yard free. Drumoghill equalised on thirty minutes when Lagan failed to deal with a John Sweeney corner and Carlos Rodgers forced the ball home. Drumoghill took the lead right on half time with a near carbon copy goal. This time Pajo Rafferty forced home John Sweeney’s corner. Lagan equalised on fifty seven minutes with Stephen O’Donnell scoring a stunning goal from forty yards out wide on the touchline. Lagan got the winner on eighty three minutes when a Drumoghill defender was adjudged to have handled a long bouncing clearance from Tony Blake. Stephen O’Donnell tucked the penalty away with aplomb. Drumoghill almost grabbed an equaliser on fulltime but Tony Blake reacted well to push Richie Moore’s shot over the bar. In a well contested game Kevin Kelly, Glen Gallagher and Paul Rodgers were Lagan’s best. For Drumoghill David O’Carroll, Richie Moore and Pajo Rafferty were best. Referee: Paddy Duffy.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 Rathmullan Celtic 3(a.e.t.)This match was played on Wednesday night at Diamond Park Ballyare. No match report was submitted.Whitestrand United 1 Bonagee United 2(No Report available at time of going to press due to late kick-off) Donegal AreaCappry Rovers 4 Letterbarrow Celtic 0On Friday night last in Cappry Park Cappry opened the scoring in the sixteenth minute when Patrick Mc Nulty latched onto a ball from Kyle Lafferty to drill to the net from close range. Kyle Lafferty scored Cappry’s second goal on the half hour mark with a shot following a corner. Cappry got their third goal in the fifty second minute from the penalty spot by Darren O’ Leary. Letterbarrow created a few chances but to no avail. Patrick Mc Nulty got his second and Cappry’s fourth goal in the seventy first minute from a header following a corner.Patrick Mc Nulty, and Darren O’ Leary were best for Cappry. Referee Con Mc Laughlin. Eany Celtic 3 Donegal Town 3(Donegal won 4-3 on penalties)A spirited performance from a young Eany Celtic side wasn’t sufficient to see off a more seasoned Donegal Town team in this Brian McCormack Cup tie. After a lively opening first quarter Eany striker Shaun Griffin was brought down inside the box. James Flynn stepped up and slotted home the penalty to put the home side into the lead. On the half hour the Town were awarded a penalty when Declan Brown was taken down. Ciaran O’ Reilly put the visitors back on level terms. Declan Brown put Donegal Town ahead when he found space in the box and David Bustard extended their lead just on the break. Conor Burke and Shaun Griffin were on target to force extra time. No further goals meant the game went to a penalty shoot-out and Donegal Town came through by four goals to three.St. Catherines 3 Dunkineely Celtic 0St. Catherines overcame near neighbours Dunkineely Celtic at Emerald Park on Sunday afternoon to progress to the Area semi-final of the Brian Mc Cormick Cup. Despite having a slight edge throughout it took until the sixtieth minute for St. Catherines to break the deadlock, Gary Cunningham heading home from a corner. Shane O’ Rourke extended that lead on seventy five minutes and Brian Smith completed the scoring with a minute remaining. O’Rourke for Catherines and Murrin for Dunkineely were the best on show.Gweedore AreaGweedore Celtic 1 Glenree United 1(Glenree won 3-1 on penalties)Glenree will meet Glenea in the semi-final of the Area Shield after this victory over an understrength Gweedore Celtic. The home team played with the blustery wind in the first half and dominated possession without creating too many clear openings. Declan Doherty had the best chance on twenty minutes but the keeper turned it round the post. Glenree had a good spell at the start of the second half but missed a number of good chances. Gweedore had a gilt edged chance on sixty five minutes when they were awarded a penalty but Declan Doherty’s shot was saved by the keeper. Five minutes into extra time Joe Bonner put the home team ahead when he volleyed home a Colin Ferry cross. Two minutes from the end of extra-time Glenree drew level when a corner kick wasn’t dealt with by the home defence and the ball ended up in the back of the net. Best for Gweedore were Brendan Devine and Paul Rua McBride.Glenea United 3 Keadue Rovers 0(Keadue Rovers did not field so Glenea United received a walkover in this fixture)Gweedore United 7 Dunlewy Celtic 2This game was played in windy conditions in Gweedore saw the home side take a convincing victory in this local derby. United with the advantage of the wind in the opening half pressed from the start and took the lead after 5 minutes when John Mc Fadden beat two defenders and shot into the top right corner leaving Hugo Cannon with no chance. In the 11th minute the home side doubled their advantage with Ciaran Mc Fadden getting his first with a good shot from 18 yards. In the 38th minute Eoin Doohan made it 3-0 for United with an excellent shot from 25 yards. In the second half the home side went four up in the 52 minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden got his second with a good shot after good work by John Mc Fadden. In the 60th minute United went five up and it was Ciaran Mac Fadden on the mark once again. Shane O’ Donnell made it 6-0 in the 72 minute. Dunlewey pulled two goals back in the 73rd and 78th minute through Kit Regan and Brendan Mc Geady. In the 83rd minute Ciaran Mc Fadden got his forth to make it 7-2. Referee: Ed Moore.Lifford AreaLifford Celtic 2 Kildrum Tigers 0Played in blustery conditions at Greenbrae Lifford came out on top in this local derby. The game was a close encounter for the 90 minutes. Lifford hit the front on the half hour mark following a Gary Mc Girr free kick giving Glen Bovaird no chance in the Kildrum goal. Lifford went further ahead as Mark Neeson hit the net from 40 yards catching the keeper out of his area. Both teams finished with 10 men as Johnny Mc Ginty and Gary Mc Girr both seen red following a scuffle. Best for Lifford Jack Mahon, best for Kildrum was Packie Coll.Ballybofey United 2 Deele Harps 1With the club making great strides off the field lately Ballybofey United took the field against Deele Harps hoping to progress to the next round of the Brian Mc Cormick Cup. That they did, gaining victory from an openly contested match. Cathal Mc Gowan put Deele in front before Christopher Darby equalised for the home side. Conor Doherty came off the bench in the second half to provide the pass for Mark Griffin to latch onto and score the match winning goal. Referee: Brian O’ KaneCurragh Athletic 5 Convoy Arsenal 6Curragh’s young guns gave a very good account of themselves only losing out by a single goal. Young Tim Scanlon put them one up on nine minutes, only for Ronnie Carlin to level on twenty five minutes before Gary Brolly put the home team in front on thirty five minutes. Conor Gallagher scored the first of his hat-trick to leave the scores all square at the break. The second half was even more entertaining with Lee Guthrie, Gary Brolly and Mickey Melaugh (2) scoring for the home side and Shay Hannigan and Conor Gallagher (2) netting for Curragh. Good team efforts by both teams with Curragh’s young players excelling especially man of the match young Conor Gallagher. Referee Paddy Melaugh.Castlefin Celtic 3 Raphoe Town 1In windy playing conditions it was an entertaining cup game at Park View. A quick start from Raphoe saw them take the lead after two minutes, Reece Laird scoring from close range. Raphoe’s lead didn’t last long as Damien Mc Anenny found the equaliser for Castlefin eight minutes later. JP Malley gave Castlefin the lead, after good work from Michael Dunnion and Damien Mc Anenny found Malley who finished into the top corner on fifteen minutes. Castlefin got their 3rd goal ten minutes from the end when JP Malley rounded the Raphoe keeper to tap home from two yards. Referee: John Coyle Best for Castlefin: Anthony White and JP MalleyDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick CupLetterkenny Area:Lagan Harps 3 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 v 3 (a.e.t.) Rathmullan CelticWhitestrand United 1 v 2 Bonagee UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic (Monday 18th k.o. 6.45) Milford UnitedDonegal Area:Cappry Rovers 4 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticEany Celtic 3 v 3 Donegal Town (Donegal won on penalties)St. Catherines 3 v 0 Dunkineely CelticGweedore Area:Gweedore Celtic 1 v 1 Glenree United (Glenree won on penalties)Glenea United 3 v 0 Keadue RoversGweedore United 7 v 2 Dunlewy CelticLifford Area:Lifford Celtic 2 v 0 Kildrum TigersBallybofey United 2 v 1 Deele HarpsCurragh Athletic 5 v 6 Convoy ArsenalCastlefin Celtic 3 v 1 Raphoe TownDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESWEDNESDAY 20-8-2014 K.O. 6.45 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick CupArea Semi-FinalsLetterkenny Area:Rathmullan Celtic v Lagan Harps /Kilmacrennan Celtic / Milford United v Bonagee UnitedDonegal Area:Donegal Town v Cappry RoversSt. Catherines v Copany RoversGweedore Area:Glenea United v Glenree UnitedCranford United v Gweedore UnitedLifford Area:Ballybofey United v Lifford CelticCastlefin Celtic v Convoy ArsenalDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: August 18th, 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

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REVEALED: FIRST PIC OF DANIEL IN HIS STRICTLY OUTFIT

first_imgTHIS is Daniel O’Donnell in his first outfit for the start this weekend of Strictly Come Dancing.The Donegal crooner has been in rehearsals for the past number of weeks ahead of the curtain up on the BBC 1 show this Saturday, September, 5, at 7.15 pm.He is expected to get the vote of his legions of fans across Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland along with the housewives in his efforts to go all the way to the final. And Daniel could be the dark horse among the male contestants of Peter Andre, Iwan Thomas, Ainsley Harriott and Jeremy Vine, and Anthony Ogogo.Daniel will he hoping he will have the luck of the Irish on side as shimmies his way through the live competition.Speaking ahead of the show’s start, Daniel said: “When I dance on stage during my shows, I am never on the same spot two nights in a row, so I obviously have to be a little bit more choreographed for Strictly and remember to be at the right place at the right time. I just hope I can remember everything and keep the energy up.”And Daniel insists he is not there to just make up the numbers. Asked if he was competitive, the singer said: “Yes, I want to win at golf and I want to win at cards, so I’m sure I will want to win at dancing.“I want to go as far in the competition as I’m good enough to go, and if that’s all the way then I will be thrilled!”Daniel Abu!REVEALED: FIRST PIC OF DANIEL IN HIS STRICTLY OUTFIT was last modified: September 1st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellREVEALED: FIRST PIC OF DANIEL IN HIS STRICTLY OUTFITlast_img read more

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