“Playing behind closed doors with LaLiga protocols is less dangerous than going to a factory”

first_imgJavier Tebas believes that France’s decision to suspend its league championship “is hasty.” “Going to work in a factory, on an assembly line, is more dangerous than playing behind closed doors with LaLiga protocols, which are strict and made by specialists. “For Thebes, France’s decision puts the sustainability of the entire system at risk because” controlled and safe economic activity is important to be reactivated, since otherwise they could end up disappearing very important economic sectors, and that can happen to professional soccer. “ Thebes, who participates in the UEFA Working Group, recalls that “there is time to present plans until the next Executive Committee, which is on May 27. And the championships can be restarted until the end of June, with what the decision that France has taken is, in my modest opinion, hasty“The president of LaLiga believes that France will not lead the way for Spain, “because there are other countries in Europe where you are going to play, and where they have already started to recover activity, such as in Germany “.last_img read more

Vardy keeps Leicester on top, Arsenal stutter

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Jamie Vardy’s stunning volley set Leicester on their way to a 2-0 victory over Liverpool yesterday, keeping the unlikely title challengers top of the Premier League on a night Manchester United rediscovered their scoring touch at Old Trafford.Manchester City and Tottenham also won to stay in touch with Leicester, but Arsenal were held 0-0 by Southampton and dropped to fourth place.Leicester preserved their three-point lead over City and their title charge shows no sign of slowing – nor does Vardy’s prolific form this season.The England striker volleyed in a looping shot from 25 metres before adding another goal in the second half to sink Liverpool at King Power Stadium and take his tally to 18 this campaign.”We are free of pressure,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said. “The players have a good feeling.”United beat Stoke 3-0, scoring in the first half at home for the first time since September. Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, and Wayne Rooney – with his seventh goal in his last seven games – scored for United, which trimmed the gap to the Champions League qualification places to five points.Criticised for much of the season for their risk-averse attacking approach, United have scored six goals in their last two games.Sergio Ag¸ero was the match winner for City in a 1-0 victory at Sunderland in the team’s first game since announcing the hiring of Pep Guardiola as coach starting next season. Ag¸ero looks back to his sharpest, having scored eight goals in as many games in 2016.DOUBLE FROM HARRY KANETottenham won 3-0 at Norwich thanks to a double from Harry Kane and another goal from young midfielder Dele Alli. The win lifted Spurs to third, above north London neighbour Arsenal on goal difference.Also, Aston Villa had forward Jordan Ayew sent off in the 17th minute for elbowing an opponent in a 2-0 loss at West Ham, which left the league’s last-place team 10 points adrift of safety. West Bromwich Albion scored two minutes into injury time to draw 1-1 against Swansea, and Bournemouth won 2-1 at Crystal Palace.With 14 games left this campaign, Leicester are closing in on a Champions League qualification place -the team is 10 points clear of United – and must now be seen as a definite title contender.last_img read more

‘No Competition Among Liberian Students’

first_imgVoinjama Multilateral High School Principal, Mr. Ericson Boakai, has said that there is no competition amongst Liberian students.Mr. Boakai made the statement on Friday when he spoke to a team of journalist on the school campus in Voinjama City, Lofa County.The principal said students have taken more interest in social activities than studying their regular lessons after schooling hours.He said this is because 90% percent of Liberian students are parents and therefore, they all have their families and responsibilities to cater to.“Despite majority of students being parents, they must be given due respect. But with that respect they are tasked with the responsibility of studying their lessons. If our students are studying well, they will have the kind of competition that once existed amongst Liberian students years ago”, he asserted.He said his institution as its own way of keeping the students focused, sizes the tie of any senior student who fails two or more subject and gives red shirt to any junior student who fails three subjects and above.The principal noted that the removing of tie from senior students serves as motivation to continue studying their lessons.He, however, said the school still lacks some basic materials needed to smoothen the learning environment for the students.‘During the civil crisis, this institution was badly damaged by rebels at the time. In the process, we lost so many things that would have contributed greatly to our learning process now.If we had a laboratory, library, computer room and enough reading books, students wouldn’t spend time watching champions league and going to video clubs because these activities will keep them busy after schooling hours.Students spend the whole day looking for money, ridding pen pen and it’s really affecting the learning process greatly”, he explained.The principal said with over 1200 students last semester, the institution has been able to maintain it good records at the West African Examination Council (WAEC).“We have also put polices into place to make sure that there will be no room for teacher and student relationship. If a teacher is cut in the act, he or she loses their job on the spot. As for the student, he/she will be expelled immediately.The school has also engaged in other extra curriculum activities like quizzing, debates and sports to keep the students equip and ready to compete with other schools around the Country”, he  noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Outstanding Soldier’

first_imgThe Government of Liberia (GOL) last Friday paid respect to the fallen Nigerian General Suraj Alao Abdurrahman, former Commanding Officer-In-Charge (COIC) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), who died on January 28 after a brief illness in New York while undergoing medical treatment.The Nigerian General served the AFL from June 2007 to February 2014 at which time he was instrumental in the formation of a new disciplined AFL, which subsequently produced a Liberian Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Daniel D. Ziankahn.The well-attended memorial service by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of National Defense (MOD) served as a sign of appreciation and respect to the late General Abdurrahman for the work he did for the AFL. The GoL invited his family from Nigeria to attend the Memorial Service where several institutions were in attendance and also paid tributes to the fallen African soldier.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as head of the government and partners were also present at the Memorial Service held at the Monrovia City Hall.President Sirleaf who is also the Commander-in-Chief (C-I-C) of the AFL, while paying a tribute to the late Abdurrahman, told the families of the late soldier that it was with heavy hearts that Liberians gathered to pay homage to a great friend; stressing that the country remembers him for the quality of leadership and regimentation he imbued in personnel of the AFL.C-I-C Sirelaf described the late General Abdurrahman as an exemplary officer of Nigeria and acknowledged that he will be missed for his enriched military experience, exceptional leadership and unmatched commitment he brought in the discharge of his time-consuming assignment.She emphasized that this won him the respect of the Government and people of Liberia as well as the Chief of Defense Staff of the sub-regional organization, ECOWAS, at the same time bringing honor to his country, Nigeria; adding, “He was a dedicated public servant, an outstanding soldier.President Sirleaf expressed the hope and prayed that the wife of the late General Abdurrahman, Haja Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman and his beloved children will find solace in the collective prayers of all. They were all present at the occasion of Friday in Monrovia.Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai recalled that, “As a military man, he was very hard working, prepared, always willing and ready to teach his colleagues and always told us that the best self-esteem that you can give a soldier is adequate training, which at his turning over last February to the newly promoted Chief of Staff (COS) of the AFL, Gen. Abdurrahman said he was happy to have helped the new Army, and has no doubt that, as a ‘force for good’, it can carry out its duties well.”Nigeria Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie F. Obi-Nnadozie, indicated that the late Gen. Abdurrahman’s services to Liberia as the COIC of the AFL was one that made her proud as her country’s Ambassador to Liberia.She thanked the Liberian Government and people for the opportunity and support given the late general and his family.In special remarks of appreciation, the widow of the late Gen. Abdurrahman, Haja Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman, thanked President Sirleaf, the Government and people of Liberia, Defense Minister Brown Samukai, AFL Chief of Staff Ziankahn for the massive support her husband received when he served as AFL COIC.She also thanked them for organizing the memorial service in her husband’s honor, saying, “we will forever remember this event as we live on with our grief and Liberia will continue to be my second home,” she noted.She stressed that the family considers Liberia as their second home and expressed joy that her husband could contribute to the country’s recovery through his service to the AFL at the time his service was most needed.The late Abdurrahman assumed command of the AFL in June 2007, succeeding fellow Nigerian, the late Lieutenant/General Luka Yusuf, who also died shortly after leaving his post as COIC of the AFL.Several personalities and institutions including the Diplomatic Corps; United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL); Chief of Defense Staff of the Nigerian Army; Ministry of National Defense led by Minister Brownie J. Samukai; Armed Forces of Liberia led by the Chief of Staff, Brigadier General Daniel Zeahnkan; Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan; River Gee Senator Conmany Wesseh; and Montserrado County Representative Munah Pelham Youngblood as well as politician Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh, among others, paid tributes to the fallen Nigerian solider.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No. 10 Nevada stumbles vs. Utah St.

first_imgChaz Spicer hit two free throws with 2.5 seconds left and Utah State took advantage of an intentional foul call to hold off No. 10 Nevada 79-77 in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Friday night in Las Cruses, N.M. Utah State (23-10) beat Nevada for the second time in a week to move into today’s championship game against the winner of the New Mexico State-Boise State semifinal late Friday. Nevada (28-4) is assured of its fourth straight NCAA tournament bid, but the loss could hurt the Wolf Pack’s seeding. Spicer, whose two free throws with 3 seconds left in overtime beat Nevada 79-77 last week in Logan, did it again. He was fouled by Nevada’s Matt LaGrone on a drive to the basket in which it looked like he might have traveled. With the Nevada crowd yelling for a travel call, Spicer calmly hit both free throws. Nothing new for Spicer, who went 6-for-6 at the line in the game, has hit 30 of his last 32 free throws and has won four games for the Utah State guard Jaycee Carroll led the Aggies with 24 points. BIG TEN TOURNAMENT No. 1 Ohio State 72, Michigan 62 center_img Greg Oden scored 22 points – 15 in the second half – and the Buckeyes (28-3) won their 15th in a row in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Chicago. The Buckeyes advance to a semifinal today against Purdue, which beat Iowa 74-55. The 7-foot Oden was 8-for-12 from the field and 6-for-10 from the free throw line to go with eight rebounds and four blocks. It was Ohio State’s third win in as many tries this season against Michigan (21-12), which is hoping to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998. No. 3 Wisconsin 70, Michigan State 57 Alando Tucker, held to three free throws in the opening half, made four 3-pointers in the second half to lift the Badgers (28-4) in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Tucker, the league’s player of the year, finished with 21 points – his 39th straight game in double figures – and the Badgers advanced to a semifinal today against Indiana or Illinois. BIG 12 TOURNAMENT No. 2 Kansas 64, Oklahoma 47 Brandon Rush scored 16 points and ignited the Jayhawks (28-4) after an uninspired first half in the quarterfinals in Oklahoma City. Rush started Kansas’ 18-2 second-half run with a reverse layup, and added a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws. The Jayhawks advance to a semifinal today against Kansas State, which beat Texas Tech 66-45. Oklahoma State 57, No. 7 Texas A&M 56 Mario Boggan scored from the right block with 11.5 seconds left to give the Cowboys (21-11) a win in the Big 12 quarterfinals. No. 15 Texas 74, Baylor 69 Kevin Durant rebounded from a dismal first half to score 29 points and grab 13 rebounds for the Longhorns (23-8), who advanced to the Big 12 Conference semifinals. BIG EAST TOURNAMENT No. 9 Georgetown 84, No. 20 Notre Dame 82 Jeff Green had a career-high 30 points, including the winning basket with 13 seconds left, and 12 rebounds to lead the Hoyas (25-6) in the semifinals of the Big East tournament in New York. DaJuan Summers added 18 points and Patrick Ewing Jr. tied his career high of 15 as the Hoyas face Pittsburgh in today’s final. No. 13 Pittsburgh 65, No. 12 Louisville 59 Antonio Graves scored 10 of his 23 points during a 20-2 run for the Panthers (27-6) against the Cardinals (23-9) in the Big East semifinals. SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT No. 6 Florida 74, Georgia 57 The Gators (27-5) scored the first 17 points of the game, built a 25-point lead before halftime and romped in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Atlanta. CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT No. 5 Memphis 71, Tulane 49 Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 17 points and the Tigers (29-3) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 21 straight by winning in the tournament semifinals on their home court. ATLANTIC COAST TOURNAMENT No. 8 North Carolina 73, Florida State 58 Wayne Ellington scored 18 points and Ty Lawson had 14 to lead the Tar Heels (26-6) in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Tampa, Fla. Tyler Hansbrough, whose nose was broken in North Carolina’s victory over Duke last Sunday, wore a protective mask and scored six points on 3-for-7 shooting before fouling out late in the game. MOUNTAIN WEST TOURNAMENT No. 23 BYU 96, Wyoming 84 Trent Plaisted tied his career high with 27 points as the Cougars (25-7) advanced to the Mountain West final for the first time since 2001. BYU will face No. 25 UNLV, an 88-72 winner over Colorado State late Friday. – From News Services 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Governor pushes infrastructure plan locally

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL MONTE – With local and federal legislators at his side, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stood at the site of a railroad underpass construction project here on Friday and made a case for his proposal to raise $222 billion in state funds for infrastructure projects.The governor’s proposal came as “sticker shock” to many politicians when Schwarzenegger announced it during the State of the State address Thursday.With heavy machinery rumbling in the background Friday, Schwarzenegger said gridlock – especially in Southern California – is stifling the economy.“For too many people, gridlock has become a way of life,” he said. “The population in Southern California is expected to increase by 2 million in the next 10 years.”By spending billions to build better roads and railways, the state would jumpstart the economy, create jobs and make commutes faster, he said.The improvements were part of a “bigger vision,” in which Schwarzenegger calls for massive infrastructure spending, especially on schools and transportation.And the spending needs to start soon and be done all at once, he said.“We can’t do this piecemeal,” he said.He expects to pay for the increases by selling bonds and charging fees, such as a water tax and a charge for each shipping container that comes into state ports.One area conservative said the governor’s proposal caused him to “abandon all hope” that Schwarzenegger would be a fiscal conservative.“Not the way he wants to do it, $70 billion in loans, no reforms,” said Mike Spence, president of the California Republican Assembly and a West Covina School Board Member.He said Schwarzenegger should have stuck to his guns and continued to streamline the government – even after being defeated during November’s special elections.“The Austrian oak is a French willow,” Spence said. “He ran for the hills.”But Rep. David Dreier, R-Glendora, who attended the press conference in El Monte, said Southern California needs transportation upgrades.Dreier called Southern California the “Silk Road of the third millennium,” pointing out that 40 percent of everything imported to the country comes through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, most of it from China.The press conference was held in El Monte because the construction site is part of the Alameda Corridor East project, a plan to reduce the number of cars waiting for trains by building 150 railroad underpasses and overpasses in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.Schwarzenegger singled out ACE as the perfect example of the type of project state funds would support.Dreier said projects like the Alameda Corridor East are vital to the state’s economy.“I’m here to say this is a very important national project,” he said.Rick Richmond, the executive director of the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority, said he likes Schwarzenegger’s proposal, but wonders how much it will change as it goes through the state legislature.ACE is five years into a $950 million project to divert roads over or under train tracks at 20 intersections in Los Angeles County. The agency has about half of the $950 million it needs to complete all the intersections.Richmond noted that Schwarzenegger’s proposal calls for private business, such as rail and shipping outfits, to split costs on any improvements.“Right now, it’s just a proposal,” he said. “But it’s the first indication that the governor would support user fees for the goods-movement industry. So, we’ll see what happens.” ben.baeder@sgvn.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703last_img read more


first_imgBridget and Eamon… Photograph by Paul DohertyLocal photographer, Paul Doherty, was the official photographer on RTE’s new hit show Bridget & Eamon.The show starred 2fm’s Bernard O Shea and Jennifer Maguire with the first episode being shown on Monday night on RTE2.Paul is no stranger to photographing the stars having worked with several celebrities including Pat Kenny, Kathryn Thomas, Nadia Forde and Oliver Callan to name a few. The Kilmacrennan photographer has worked on several other feature films and TV shows which have yet to be released but he says “the craic we had on Bridget & Eamon was unbelievable, if we had of filmed the banter that was had behind the scenes it could have made another show itself!”.“I’m lucky enough to get working on comedies a lot so every day is a great laugh!” said Doherty, who still works out of his studio in Kilmacrennan.DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER ‘ZOOMS IN’ ON NEW RTE SHOW! was last modified: February 1st, 2016 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)last_img read more


first_imgA drunken thug told a Garda he would bite his nose off his face when he was ejected from a pub.Letterkenny court.Owen Orr, who has 31 previous convictions, appeared before Letterkenny District Court this morning. Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that Orr, 20, had been ejected from Cheers Bar on Navenney Street in Ballybofey on February 9th last.He then got into an altercation with three women before Gardai arrived.When Gardai told Orr to leave the area, he told them he would bite the nose off the Garda’s face.He was then arrested by Gardai.Orr, who is originally from St Johnston, but now leaves at 23 Tullyverry Drive, Greysteel, Derry, told the court that he was trying to get his life together.He was attending anger management courses as well as drink and drug counseling.He said he had been laid off from a road construction company but was due to start work again with another similar company.Judge Paul Kelly said because the offences were committed while Orr was on bail, he had no choice but to send him forward to the Circuit Court in July.His partner Stephanie Marley of 4 Dunlade Mews, Greysteel was also charged with obstruction, intoxication and failing to comply with the directions of the Gardai during the same incident.She said “I was stupid and it should not have happened. I did apologise that day and the next day when I seen her.”She was fined €150 for the public order offence and the other offences were taken into consideration.MAN TOLD GARDA HE WOULD BITE HIS NOSE OFF AFTER BEING EJECTED FROM PUB was last modified: March 3rd, 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:Cheers BardonegaldrunkenGardaJudge Paul KellyOwen Orrlast_img read more


first_imgINISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE – www.inishowenfl.ieJackie Crossan Premier DivisionRedcastle United                   1-4                   Moville Celtic Moville got off to a great start when they took the lead on 7 minutes after Nigel McMonagle burst through the home defence to fire low past Michael McCole.They increased their lead minutes later when a corner fell to Eamon Reddin whose effort deflected off a defender on its way past McCole.A minute before the break they clinched the points when McMonagle crossed for Shaun Doherty to volley high past McCole from ten yards.Redcastle had the first threat of the second period on 56 minutes when Cathal Faulkner fed Brendan Murphy but he fired inches wide from fifteen yards.Moville upped the tempo and went four nil ahead on 76 minutes after a Raymond Campbell cross was collected by PJ Barr to fire low past McCole from ten yards.The home side got a consolation in the closing minutes when  Brian Tracey pounced on a loose ball to fire high past Sean McGuinness from fifteen yards.Carn FC                                  4-1                   Cockhill CelticThe home side got off to a perfect start when Shane Doherty was upended in the area anmd Michael Byrne converted the penalty low to Leo McColgan’s right hand side. They increased their lead on 15 minutes after Adam Byrne sent Declan McGonagle clear to fire high past McColgan.Midway through the half Daniel Mclaughlin  crossed for Shane Doherty but his first time effort was superbly blocked on the line.Cockhill’s best chance came minutes before the interval when a quick Derek Doherty throw found Mark Moran who cut in but saw his powerful effort superbly saved by Gerard Crossan.Minutes after the restart Carn made it three nil when a Matthew Byrne corner was headed back across goal by Gerard McEleney for Adam Byrne to slot home. Cockhill came more into the game then with Derek Doherty racing clear but Crossan advanced to block well.They got a goal back on 70 minutes when Darragh McDermott advancing from half way and with the home defence backing off he unleashed a tremendous shot from thirty yards to the top corner.They went close again when martin Donaghey headed just over following a corner.Carn ended strongly with Daniel Mclaughlin racing onto an Adam Byrne pass but McColgan advanced to block well.They completed the scoring in the final minute after McGonagle beat the offside trap to race clear and round McColgan to slide the ball home.Aileach FC                              6-2                   Illies Celtic A young and inexperienced Illies  side took a deserved lead on 18 minutes when Gavin Doherty turned the ball past Kevin McDermott from six yards after the home defence failed to clear.But the home side levelled within minutes when a first time Ciaran McGrory pass released Anthony Doherty to fire low past Graham Doherty from ten yards.Aileach took the lead minutes later when a Darren McMonagle corner caused confusion and deflected off  defender past Doherty.Illies were reduced to ten men then when James O Donnell collected a second booking.Aileach took advantage when McMonagle broke on the right and crossed for Gavin Doherty to score with a thundering header to the roof of the net.Illies reduced the deficit minutes before the interval when the home defence failed to clear a Gavin Doherty cross allowing Paddy Doherty to fire home at the back post. Minutes after the restart Aileach increased their advantage when James Gillespie set Anthony Doherty clear and his cross was powerfully headed home by McGrory.Illies suffered a further loss when they were reduced to nine men on 75 minutes after Stephen McHugh was redcarded for dissent.Aileach were rampant now and Conor Gallagher stole in at the back post to fire home from a narrow angle on 80 minutes.They completed the scoring on 88 minutes when Anthony Doherty capitalised on a defensive error to slot home from close range.Culdaff FC                              1-2                   Clonmany ShamrocksThis was a tough game throughout with defences on top for long periods and no quarter asked or given.In a bright opening a good exchange etween Conor O Brien and Matthew Crampsey saw the latter’s cross overhit before at the other end Alan Friel cut  in from the left and fired narrowly wide.O’Brien then sent Derek Doherty clear on the right and with keeper Patrick Harkin well out Doherty’s return ball across the face of the box was intercepted and cleared.Culdaff were out of luck then when JJ Doherty’s powerful free from twenty five yards crashed off Harkin’s right hand post and across the goal to safety.Minutes later Clonmany had a great chance after a deep Joe Grant cross found Marty Doherty at the back post but his low effort was well smothered by Darragh Mclaughlin.Culdaff then saw  a Brendan Mclaughlin cross shot flicked wide by Eugene Mclaughlin before O Brien beat two men on the left and advanced into the area only for his effort to be blocked behind by the legs of Harkin.Clonmany took the lead on 41 minutes after a corner was cleared to Raymond McDaid who fired a superb volley from twenty four yards past McLaughlin.Culdaff levelled within a minute when a long free found O’Brien who headed over but was caught by keeper Harkin and O Brien picked himself up to despatch the penalty past the keeper.The second half was a real dogged affair with both sides fully committed. Chances were few and defences were on top for long periods. O’Brien curled a free from the edge of the area past the left hand post before at the other end Brendan Devlin curled one just past the angle and over.Clonmany struck for the winner on 74 minutes when after a scramble in the home area the ball fell to Brendan Devlin who flashed a left footed effort across Mclaughlin to the far corner from ten yards.Culdaff probably should have salvaged a point in the last minute when a Dean O Connor corner found Eugene Mclaughlin but he headed inches over from close range.Strand Hotel First Division Reports – www.inishowenfl.ieGleneely Colts 0-4 Dunree United Dunree dominated and stayed at the top of the table with this emphatic victory over Gleneely Colts.They opened the scoring on 12 minutes after Philip McGuinness released Daniel McLaughlin who tucked the ball low past Eddie McNamee from close range.Midway through the half they added a second when McGuinness split the home defence with a superb ball for Thomas Mulhern to lift the ball over the advancing McNamee from twelve yards.On the stroke of half time Dunree added a third when Mulhern’s cross was neatly flicked home by David Laird from six yards. The nearest the colts came to a goal arrived on the hour mark when Patrick McLaughlin headed a Drew Crumlish corner just over.Dunree added a fourth on 71 minutes when a Laird pass released McLaughlin to beat the offside trap and round McNamee to slot home. The colts tried hard but Dunree saw out the remainder of the game comforstably.Carrowmena FC 0-3 QPSThe point reignited their title challenge with this comfortable win in Tremone over a Carrowmena side who if they had taken their late chances could have made things uncomfortable for the visitors. The point dominated the opening half with Raymond Buchanan seeing an early free over the wall well saved by Mark Doherty before they had strong penalty claims waved aside midway through the half. On 35 minutes a corner broke to Paul Grant whose powerful effort crashed off the post before they made the breakthrough minutes before the interval. Dean Barron saw his twenty yards effort parried by Doherty but Adam Harkin followed up to slot home from five yards.Carrowmena had an early chance in the second period when an inswinging Cory O Brien corner was headed just over by brother Jordan..The point responded on 55 minutes and increased their lead when Odhran McColgan fed Oisin McCool and when McCool crossed McColgan was on hand to slot home. They made it three nil when substitute Karl Donnelly fed Brian McColgan who squared for Dean Barron to fire home from twelve yards.Carrowmena had two late chances after substitutes Brendan Doherty and Gerard Gill combined to send Gill clear but with only Conor McColgan to beat he fired wide.Then in the closing minutes Kevin McDermott played a one two with Mark McGonigle before crossing for Gill who controlled well but saw his effort saved by McColgan.Moville Celtic Res 2-2 Rasheney FC Although dropping valuable points in the title race Rasheney will be happy enough with a share of the spoils as they came from behind on two occasions in the game. The home side began well and broke the deadlock on 16 minutes when Ciaran Diver beat a defender on the left before cutting in and chipping the advancing Johnathan Noone from the edge of the area.Rasheney pressed and got back on terms on 37 minutes after John McLaughlin fired a powerful thirty yards free kick to the roof of the net past Shane Skelly in the home goal.The opening part of the second half was a dour midfield struggle with defences on top.Moville regained the lead on 77 minutes after James Gillen released Tony Boyce to outpace the visitors defence and fire low past Noone from sixteen yards.But a defensive error in the hoem defence on 84 minutes allowed Peter Doherty to slot home from six yards and gain a point for his side. The home side came closest to winning the game but Ryan Killen headed just over after a corner.Inishowen Engineering Reserve Premier Division Reports – www.inishowenfl.ieCockhill Res 0-4 Aileach ResThere was a very even opening to this game but in the end the visitors were the more clinical when the chances came their way.Cockhill had the first opening after a long ball from Shane McDaid found Michael Coyle but he fired wide when well placed.Aileach took the lead on 31 minutes when Stephen O Donnell’s corner was flicked on at the near post for Liam Burke to poke home at the back post.Before the break Sean Donaghey played a superb ball through for Michael Coyle but his effort was blocked by the legs of David McGeady.Aileach lifted the tempo on the restart and another O Donnell corner found the unmarked James Wallace to slot home at the back post.They increased their lead on 57 minutes when O Donnell converted a penalty awarded for an innocuous looking challenge.Cockhill tried to respond and on 64 minutes a Marty Bradley cross was headed down by Declan Kearney but Alan Fletcher blazed over.Another Bradley cross on 83 minutes saw Fletchers first time effort well saved by McGeady.Aileach finished strongly with Darren Gallagher seeing his effort well saved by Lee McCarron in the home goal.Gallagher then intercepted a back pass to race clear and add the fourth at the second attempt after McCarron had saved his first effort to keep his side firmly at the top of the table.QPS Res 3-2 Glengad ResThe home side dominated the opening half and when Michael Mclaughlin in the visitors goal parried a Paul Hegarty free McLaughlin recovered superbly to deny Fergal Buchanan from the rebound.Gerard Greene then released Mark Duffy but he pulled his shot wide of the near post.The home side continued to press and on 17 minutes Seannan McColgan released John McCloskey whose effort was tipped onto the bar by McLaughlin.McColgan himself then burst through the visitors defence midway through the half and when his effort was blocked by McLaughlin the ball fell to Duffy whose goalbound effort deflected off a defender and behind.The pressure told minutes later when Duffy’s cross from the right found McCloskey whose mishit effort fell perfectly for McColgan to slot home from six yards.They made it two nil on 38 minutes when a superb Stephen King cross from the right found Hegarty who controlled on his chest before firing to the bottom corner from the edge of the area.Glengad’s only threat of the half came minutes before the interval when following a corner Mark Smith headed over.Four minutes into the second period the home side added a third when Hegarty converted a penalty awarded after Aiden Lynch had been tripped in the box. Glengad got back into the game five minutes later when a long ball saw a home defender head the ball past his own keeper Lynch. Glengad were buoyed by this and when a William Logan free kick found Ronald McDaid ghosting in at the back post his downward header was brilliantly saved by Lynch.Minutes later McDaid saw an effort from twenty five yards superbly tipped over by Lynch.In a rare break at this stage the home sides McColgan fed Aiden Lynch but his powerful effort flew into the side netting.Glengad got another goal back on 72 minutes after a Niall McLaughlin effort crashed off the bar for Christopher McLaughlin following up to slot home.They almost got an equaliser in the closing minutes when Smith advanced on the left and fired past the advancing Lynch but home defender Stephen King got back to clear.Carn Res 5-1 Sea RoversPlayed in good conditions on Saturday afternoon Rovers got the perfect start in the opning minute when Shane Diver nipped in to capitalize on a defensive error and fire past JJ Doherty.Carn took control then with Keelan Doherty firing over the bar before Rory Brady was twice denied by keeper Fergal Bradley in the space of six minutes. In a rare attack for Rovers Diver beat two defenders but fired straight at Doherty when well placed.Play swung back to the other end and Keelan Doherty saw his low effort from the edge of the area well held by Bradley. Diver was giving the home defence plenty to think about and on 40 minutes he pounced on a loose ball inside the area but again Doherty saved.Carn levelled on the stroke of half time when Keelan Doherty’s cross found Brady to slot low past Bradley from eight yards.Minutes into the second half the home side took the lea din fortuitous fashion after Brady’s cross deflected off a defender past Bradley.Brady then had an attempted lob sail over before seeing another effort well saved by Bradley.On 65 minutes Carn increased their lead when a Paddy McGuinness shot was well parried by Bradley but Matthew Doherty tapped in from close range.Doherty then made it four nil when he raced onto a Brady through ball to round Doherty and slot home.In the final minute Brady completed his hat trick when he intercepted a back pass and rounded the hapless Bradley to slot home.Clonmany Res 2-4 Culdaff ResThe visitors stunned the home side when they took the lead in the 11th after a deep Paddy McColgan corner kick found the unmarked Ryan Greene to fire home from six yards.Clonmany responded with Aiden Doherty seeing one effort well blocked by George Houten before the same player collected a Johnny Porter crossfield pass and turned his man but fired just wide.They doubled their lead midway through the half after a superb pass from Greene sent Niall Gordon clear and he sidefooted past Roger McGilloway from sixteen yards.With Clonmany playing a high defensive line they were caught out again before the break when Gordon slid the ball through for Noel Mclaughlin to run clear and finish well past McGilloway. Clonmany got the perfect start to the second period when Aiden Doherty converted a penalty awarded after he had been upended in the area.But Culdaff hit back ten minutes later when a loose ball broke to William Hutchinson who despatched a cool finish past the advancing McGilloway.Clonmany got a consolation in the latter stages after Conor Bradley broke on the left and fed Doherty on the egde of the area and he squeezed his shot home despite Houten getting a hand to it.Inishowen Engineering Reserve First Division ReportsMoville Youths 0-2 Cockhill ColtsMoville were first to show in the second minute when Robert Kane broke clear but dragged his effort wide when well placed.At the other end keeper Lee McElroy made a superb save to deny Martin McDermott. Kane then saw his twenty five yards feee kick well saved by Sean Parker before at the other end a Laurence McDaid free kick across the face of the home goal eluded all.Midway through the half hesitation in the home defence allowed McDermott to nip in and fire past the exposed McElroy and give Cockhill the lead.Moville tried hard to reply and Brian Orr was unlucky to see his effort beat Parker but cleared off the line.Cockhill wree unlucky twice before the interval when in separate attacks both McDermott and McDaid saw efforts crash back off the bar before being cleared.Moville dominated the second period and Parker in the visitors goal had a storming game making fine saves to deny Orr, Kevin And Oran McDermott in the opening quarter.Against the run of play Cockhill broke and Paddy Mclaughlin fired a superb shot from the edge of the area past McElroy on 74 minutes.Moville laid siege to the Cockhill goal but a combination of good saves from Parker and poor finishing saw Gearoid McQuillan, Kane and Oran McDermott all fail to convert good openings.Illies Res 4-5 Dunree ResIn a superbly entertaining game the play flowed from one end to the other before Dunree finally claimed the points.After a quiet opening the game burst into life on 21 minutes when Constantin Bamica fired a superb twenty yards effort high past Christopher McCallion in the home goal.But Illies equalised within five minutes when the visitors failed to handle an inswinging Martin Coyle corner and it ended in the net.A minute later they took the lead when Dunree keeper Philip Doherty failed to hold a Charlie Mclaughlin cross allowing Coyle to tap in from close range.But Dunree were back on terms minutes later after Bamica beat the offside trap o race clear and square for Tommy Doherty who had the simplest of tasks.Dunree then took the lead agaion on 35 minutes when Doherty’s cross found David Eccles on the edge of the area and he fired to the roof of the net .On the stroke of half time they increased their lead when Eccles pounced on a loose ball to hammer to the roof of the net from twenty yards.Illies started the second period well and reduced the deficit on the hour when Dominick Doherty blasted a twenty yards free high to the net.Minutes later Doherty repeated the feat to level the game before Illies were unlucky not to take the lead after Andrew Grahams effort crashed off the post.Dunree regrouped and got the winner on 85 minutes when Paddy McGilloways effort from the halfway line caught keeper McCallion off his guard and the ball sailed over his head and into the net for a splendid goal.Rasheney ROVERS 1-2 Greencastle ResThe home side opened brightly with Charlie Gill heading clear from a Fergal Doherty effort and Brendan Grant shooting wide after accepting a pass from George Doherty. Mid way through the half Cathal Kelly got in behind the Rasheney defence but his ground shot was blocked by an excellent Declan Grant stop. Play switched to the other end and when Paul Mc Conologue released Grant, goalkeeper Seamus Bovaird advanced to foil his attempt. Both sides continued to create chances with Anthony Mc Eleney firing past Bovaird but also the post and Kelly delivering an inviting cross into the centre where no one could apply the finishing touch. On 38 minutes Greencastle moved in front when Ronan Doherty was released through the middle and he drove under Grant from outside the area. Just before the break a build up along the left involving Grant and Ryan Gill resulted in Eamon Doherty’s long range cross dropping just beyond the crossbar. A triple substitution on the hour mark for the home side paid dividends within five minutes. One of the subs, Liam Mc Gonigle surged up the left wing and laid off to Eamon Doherty whose low centre was swept home from 14 yards by Grant for the equaliser. The visitors regained the lead on 74 minutes when substitute Daniel Diver set up Kelly and his angled shot from inside the box beat Grant. Ronan Doherty who was prominent throughout the match for Greencastle had a chance to extend his team’s advantage when he was scythed down close to the byeline with 4 minutes remaining. However, keeper Grant made an excellent save from the same player’s spot kick while the rebound was driven wide. Near the end Greencastle was out of luck again and once more Grant denied them. Kelly accepted Kerr’s pass and found himself straight through with only the keeper to beat but Grant prevailed.Rasheney Res 0-1 Redcastle ResA strong cross field breeze made conditions difficult for both sides but it was Rasheney who made light of the conditions in the opening half.On 14 minutes Damien Friel drove a twenty five yards free kick just past the post.Friel and Kevin Noone then combined to set up John Doherty but he failed to hit the target from twelve yards.On 34 minutes Friel raced clear of the visitors defence and when Ryan McCole advanced to block Friel retrieved the ball and crossed deep for Brian Doherty to head the ball across goal but there were no takers.Before the interval Friel fired a free kick from the edge of the area just over the bar.Rasheney were first to show on the restart when an angled looping effort from Friel just cleared the bar.Redcastle came more into the game in the second half with Greg Breslin advancing into the area before seeing Sean Friel make a smothering save. Breslin then set up Conor Doherty but he scooped the ball high and over the bar when well placed.Rasheney hit back with Brian Doherty seeing an angled cross well gathered by McCole before the same player surged forward but fired over from the edge of the area. Redcastle substitute Stephen McCauley almost made an immediate impact when he rounded keeper Friel only to see his effort cleared off the line by Kevin Noone.At the other end substitutes Denis Hegarty and Cathal Herron combined and crossed but Doherty just failed to connect at the back post. Redcastle struck for a late winner on 87 minutes when Breslin collected the ball and evaded two tackles to race into the area and round Friel to slot home and claim a crucial three points.Jackie Crossan Premier DivisionPPtsGlengad1229Carn1223Redcastle1222Moville1021Clonmany919Aileach1318Culdaff1417Illies     (R)137Cockhill *  (R)130* points deductedStrand Hotel First DivisionPPtsDunree1434QPS1433Rasheney1431Moville Res1626Greencastle1215Gleneely1513Carrowmena168Buncrana *135* points deductedInishowen Engineering Reserve Premier DivisionPPtsAileach922Culdaff1121QPS819Glengad1218Clonmany1115Carn1112Cockhill911Sea Rovers110Inishowen Engineering Reserve First DivisionPPtsRedcastle1028Rasheney Res1022Moville Youths1116Cockhill Colts915Dunree812Rasheney Rovers119Illies97Greencastle96Sunday 24th Feb 2013 Advertisement Reserve League ShieldSemi Finals 11amQPS V AileachL DavenportAss.T Brown & T Moyne Advertisement Rasheney V  GlengadW CurranAss. G O Kane& JP HoughtonUlster Junior Cup1-30pm ET&PenMonaghan V Moville CelticCarn V CurraghE DohertyPremier Division 2pmRedcastle V ClonmanyT McAreeCuldaff V GlengadB BreslinCarrowmena V GleneelyJJ LaffertyMoville Res V DunreeD McLaughlinGreencastle V QPSW HarveyBuncrana V RasheneyM McGonagleReserve Premier 11amSea Rovers V CockhillS DeeneyGlengad V CarnR McDermottReserve First 11amCockhill Clt V GreencastleL PorterRasheney Rvs V RedcastleG McLaughlinMoville Yth V IlliesL DugganFOOTBALL: INISHOWEN LEAGUE REPORTS, RESULTS AND TABLES was last modified: February 18th, 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:FOOTBALL: INISHOWEN LEAGUE REPORTSRESULTS AND TABLESlast_img read more


first_imgA fisherman was rescued off the coast of Donegal this afternoon after a farmer heard his cry for help a half a mile out to sea.John Grant was tending to his sheep at Tullagh Bay on the coast of the Inishowen Peninsula.Mr Grant suddenly heard a cry for help and noticed a spec in the distance and realised it was a person hanging onto a buoy. Mr Grant contacted his mother and she alerted Malin Head Coastguard at around 1.50pm.They alerted the Lough Swilly RNLI lifeboat.The rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo was also scrambled to the scene as was the Greencastle Coast Guard boat, which was later stood down.Weather conditions at the time of the rescue were calm but it was raining heavily. When the Lough Swilly lifeboat arrived on scene, a local boat had already picked up the man.The man, a local lobster fisherman in his 40s, was wrapped in blankets and given attention.A medic from the 118 helicopter was dropped at the scene and a decision was made to take the man to the shore near Clonmany by boat.Once on shore the helicopter flew the man to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry where he is understood to be in a stable condition.A spokesman for the Lough Swilly RNLI Lifeboat praised the actions of Mr Grant saying his actions sparked a very successful rescue. “It was simply amazing how John heard the man’s cry for help so far out to sea but thankfully he did.“The phonecall by Mr Grant’s mother set into action a chain of events which undoubtedly saved this man’s life,” he said.FISHERMAN RESCUED AFTER FARMER HEARS HIS CRY FOR HELP was last modified: May 19th, 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:clonmanyfarmerfishermanhelicopterInishowenLough Swilly LIfeboatlast_img read more