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first_img WARNER’S INDICTMENT The disqualification leaves Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani and Bermuda Football Association president Larry Mussenden as the only candidates. Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, CONCACAF’s president from 1983-2011, was indicted by a US grand jury in New York City last May on charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering conspiracy and money laundering. He is fighting extradition. He was succeeded by Jeffrey Webb, who headed CONCACAF from 2012 until he was indicted last May. He pleaded guilty November 23 to racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, and money laundering conspiracy, and agreed to forfeit more than $6.7 million. Alfredo Hawit of Honduras replaced Webb and was indicted in November. He pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of wire fraud conspiracy and one count each of racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to obstruct justice. CONCACAF said Luis Hernandez of Cuba and John Krishnadath were running for FIFA council member from the Caribbean, and Pedro Chaluja of Panama was running unopposed for council member for the Caribbean. Sonia Bien-Aime of Turks and Caicos, elected as the Caribbean’s member of the FIFA executive committee last July, is running for CONCACAF’s female member of the new council against Joanne Salazar of Trinidad and Tobago. FIFA says Gordon Derrick, the general secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association, has failed an integrity check and won’t be allowed to run for president of CONCACAF, the sport’s regional governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean. Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, said in a statement yesterday that Derrick had been disqualified, but added that “for privacy reasons, we are not in a position to go into further details.” Derrick also is president of the Caribbean Football Union. In November 2011, FIFA’s ethics committee gave Derrick a reprimand and fined him 300 Swiss francs (then US$328) as part of sanctions announced for “apparent violations” of its ethics code that occurred at a CFU meeting on May 10-11 that year. Football officials were alleged to have been offered or to have received $40,000 cash payments there during Mohamed bin Hammam’s campaign for FIFA president. FIFA did not specify the violation Derrick committed. CONCACAF’s president is automatically a FIFA vice-president and member of FIFA’s ruling executive committee, which is being renamed the FIFA council.last_img read more


first_img NEW VERSION OF CRICKET The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 tournament of 2016 is behind us and despite many events of its kind – and many successful ones at that – the world of cricket can truthfully say that this one was a tremendous success. Maybe it was the different types of pitches found in India this time around and maybe it was the different kinds of bowling, especially the presence of right-arm leg-spin bowling, which made it so successful. Maybe it was the quality of batting throughout, the tournament and the brilliance of the fielding which lifted the standard and thus the excitement throughout and maybe it was the energy and performance of the minnows which caused it all. Maybe it was, in the final analysis, the performance of the big hitters of the West Indies which made the difference and the stylish and dramatic way in which they ended the tournament on a winning note, with the ball disappearing into the outskirts of Kolkata. Maybe it was simply an improving mindset by the players. Whatever it was that caused it, it was a tournament to remember and to duplicate and, at least, the next time around. For years now, and but for a few changes, cricket has remained the same. It has been basically the same teams, with nothing new to add spice and colour to the scenery. Cricket, it is said, is a hard game to learn, but that is Test cricket. RANKED NO. 3 T20 cricket is ranked number three in the general scheme of things. It is played regularly in local competitions, hardly in international competitions and up to last month, it was played every two years as a world tournament. Regrettably, it is scheduled for every four years as of the next time. T20 cricket is big business. It is, however, easy to play, it is fun, it caters to the spectators, and although the players, including the West Indies players, or most of them, prefer the Test version, it is the most popular format today. T20 cricket is ideal as a tool to spread the game. The minnows can upset the ‘big boys’ occasionally, just as how The Netherlands defeated England in both the 50-over World Cup and the World Twenty 20 and just as how Afghanistan defeated the West Indies a few weeks ago in the World Twenty20. Those defeats were embarrassing for England and that defeat was also embarrassing for the soon-to-be crowned world champions, West Indies, a few days ago. They added to the excitement of the tournament, however, and as far as The Netherlands and Afghanistan are concerned, they contributed to the growth of the game. The ICC has a duty to its minnows and a responsibility to cricket to let them loose and offer them more opportunities. This is the time to allow cricket to grow. There is a new version of cricket, however. It is T20 cricket. It is taking over like wildfire and it has given those in charge the opportunity to spread their wings, to cover the whole wide world. For years now, there has been a call to add more teams to cricket and there has always been a counterclaim by the ‘big shots’ of cricket that the game would be too one-sided if that was done. There is no doubt that was true. Can you imagine a Test match between Australia and Canada at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and, at end of day two, at the end of the first innings, the scoreboard read: Australia 400 for one or two declared, Canada70 and 20 for five? Who would watch this match and who would pay for the exercise? Based on their performances over the years and their performance this year, however, the minnows, or some of them Ireland, the Netherlands, Oman, Afghanistan, Scotland, Hong Kong and Kenya, deserve their places. And so do others like Papua, New Guinea, Canada and the USA. If they never get to compete, no one will ever know of them, just as we would never have known of players like Mohammad Shahzar; Afghanistan’s batsman Kyle Coetzer; Scotland’s batsman Zeeshan Maqsood; Oman’s batsman Dawlat Zadran; Afghanistan’s pacer and one of the real finds of the tournament, Afghanistan’s young right-arm leg-spinner Rashid Khan. And what of countries like China, Argentina and even Brazil if they so desire? T20 cricket is made for them.last_img read more


first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Arellano survives stern test, turns back Perpetual Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant arrives for a halftime ceremony, retiring both of his jersey’s during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles. Bryant is nominated for an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)LOS ANGELES — Does Kobe Bryant need another trophy? He might get one — at the Oscars.Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. He was nominated along with veteran Disney animator Glen Keane.ADVERTISEMENT Bryant’s poem begins: “Dear Basketball, from the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks, and shooting imaginary game-winning shots in the Great Western Forum, I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you.”It reflects on how time is running out. “I can’t love you obsessively for much longer,” it says. “This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.”It ends by counting down the final five seconds on a game clock.Bryant, 39, a five-time NBA champion, played 20 seasons with the Lakers before retiring last year.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments “What??” Bryant responded on Twitter. “This is beyond the realm of imagination. It means so much that the @TheAcademy deemed #DearBasketball worthy of contention.”The reaction to Bryant’s nomination was not all positive, however. Some on social media recalled the athlete’s sex assault case from more than a decade ago. “Congrats Academy you just nominated an accused rapist — Kobe Bryant for best animated short,” wrote Melissa Silverstein, of Women and Hollywood, on Twitter.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 folkBryant was accused in June 2003 of sexual assault by a worker at hotel in the Vail, Colorado area. Sexual assault charges were filed but dropped the following year after the woman told prosecutors she was unwilling to testify. Bryant in 2005 entered an out-of-court settlement with the woman for undisclosed terms.The academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more


first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Blatche came to Manila as early as June 9 to prepare for the resumption of the qualifiers where Gilas won two of its first three games.The former NBA veteran, however, isn’t the only one groping for form.Reyes said Calvin Abueva is also facing the same predicament.“Calvin was also struggling in scrimmages,” Reyes said. “He’s not in game shape either. His timing is off and he’s not as sharp as other guys. That’s what not playing does to you.”Abueva hasn’t played since the PBA All-Star Game in Iloilo on May 27. He has also been suspended indefinitely by the Alaska Aces for going AWOL.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding With still a lot of work to be done, time is not on Gilas Pilipinas’ side with only 10 days left before its duel against rival Chinese Taipei in the third window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A major cause for concern is the conditioning of naturalized big man Andray Blatche.In a report on ESPN5, national team head coach Chot Reyes thinks Blatche is still not in his desired form.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I don’t think he’s in game shape. Hopefully, we can fast-track him,” Reyes said.“We got him a six-minute scrimmage [on Monday]. Hopefully, we can get it up to ten minutes and build it up from there. It helps that he got here early and he’s already been working out compared to before when he was injured or was playing with his Chinese team. The good thing about that though was that he was in game shape. This time, he’s not.” World Cup: France hopes luck won’t be needed to get past Peru 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


first_imgLA MIRADA – La Mirada High School English teacher Bruce Gevirtzman took on a weighty issue when he decided to turn his play-writing skills toward the subject of eating disorders and teen-age self-image. “Through These Eyes” follows the lives of a group of teens struggling to live up to the standards of society, the media, their friends – and the vision they see of themselves everyday in the mirror. The research proved to be the easiest part. “I had more material than I used,” said Gevirtzman, whose play will be performed this week by the teen actors of Phantom Projects, a local nonprofit theater company with a penchant for works dealing with serious teen issues. “I went on message boards where kids post, and I was like a fly on the wall. I got a lot of the lines kids use,” he added. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIt’s the advert for Ireland Airport West at Knock that has caught the attention of GAA fans across the country.It shows Donegal stars Michael Murphy, Karl Lacey and other well-known football stars raving about how good the airport is – while showing off their skills. But what exactly happened behind the scenes and who dropped the ball?Simply click to see. DDTV – WHICH DONEGAL STAR DROPPED THE BALL ON TV ADVERT? was last modified: June 21st, 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:advertIreland West Airportkarl laceyMichael Murphylast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 0 Rathmullan Celtic 2 In dry but breezy conditions Glenea completed their league programme with a defeat by this season’s champions. In a tight 1st half chances were at a premium but on 30 minutes the away side took the lead when David Miller’s effort found the net. In the 2nd half Rathmullan extended their lead on 55 minutes when Darragh Patton reacted quickest to a loose ball and fired a shot from the edge of the box into the corner of the net. Glenea pushed hard for to get back into it but were unable to create any clear cut chances to reduce the arrears. Team efforts from both sides.Referee: Mick Langan.Lifford Celtic 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic 1Lifford Celtic surrendered their Premier Division crown at a sunbathed Flagpole Field on Sunday afternoon. Kilmacrennan Celtic, already doomed to relegation, had little but pride to play for and that was enough to see them produce a stubborn performance that meant Rathmullan Celtic, who defeated Glenea United, would win the title. Kilmacrennan sounded the first warning shot when Edwin Doherty crashed his header off the Lifford crossbar. Lee White then did well to foil Doherty as they met one on one. Alan Gethins was fouled in the box by Darren Toland and referee Marty Mc Garrigle pointed to the penalty spot. An opportunity for the reigning champions to settle the nerves, up stepped Trevor Gethins but he fluffed his kick without even testing Mark Gallagher in the Kilmacrennan net. Kilmacrennan went ahead through Marty Sweeney who headed in a free kick at the back post. This goal sprung Lifford to life. Immediately Ross Porter thundered the ball off the Kilmacrennan crossbar. Kevin Mc Brearty levelled the score when he ben his free kick inside Gallagher’s right hand post despite the custodian’s best effort at full stretch. That is where the scoring ended despite a second half played almost entirely in the Kilmacrennan half. Kilmacrennan had a few counter attacks but never against threatened Lee White’s net while at the other side Mark Gallagher was producing a fine goalkeeping display to thwart the Lifford forwards. A draw at the end with Lifford ending the season in runners-up spot. Man of the Match: Mark Gallagher, Kilmacrennan Celtic. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Donegal Town 1 St. Catherines 0It was late drama once again on the final day of the season at the Hospital Field as David Harron’s 85th minute winner guaranteed Donegal Premier Division football for next season. Donegal found themselves between a rock and a hard place for long periods of the game, knowing that a point would guarantee safety. The home side showed very positively in the opening stages putting the visitors under pressure with David Harron and Benny Byrne causing problems for the Catherine’s defence. Chris Hegarty was dominating in the middle of the park but when St. Catherine’s settled into the game they began to cause Donegal plenty of problems. Donegal had David Bustard to thank for hooking McCabe’s effort off the line and away to safety on the twenty minute mark. Conor Mc Monagle was finding gaps in the wide areas but the quality of Donegal’s crossing let them down slightly. After the restart Donegal found themselves on the front foot. As Donegal pressed looking for the goal that would give them comfort in the game St. Catherine’s remained a constant threat on the counter attack with Cannon going close on separate occasions. Benny Byrne almost headed the Town in front on seventy minutes when Joe McIntyre worked the ball well out wide to swing in a dangerous cross but Byrne’s contact wasn’t as solid as required. The decisive moment came on 85 minutes when Catherine’s centre half got caught on the ball by David Harron. The young Donegal frontman showed composure beyond his years as he coolly dribbled forward and riffled the ball into the top corner to give the home side the breathing space they required. A superb individual goal and a fitting reward for a young player who has established himself as one of the first names on the team sheet this season. An excellent team display from Donegal and well done to St. Catherine’s who will feel unlucky not to go away with a point.Watson Hire Division One Castlefin Celtic 4 Gweedore United 2Castlefin, needing all three points didn’t get the start they wanted as Gweedore United’s Michael Connolly got the opening goal on thirteen minutes. Two minutes later Gweedore doubled their lead from the penalty spot after a foul in the box, Shane O’Donnell calmly stuck the ball into back of the net. Castlefin began to come more into the game with Matthew O’Rourke hitting the crossbar. Castlefin pulled one back on 29 minutes when Ronan Tourish found Matthew O’Rourke in the box. O’Rourke finished into the top corner. Castlefin searched for an equaliser before half time but two great saves from Gweedore’s keeper Liam McFadden denied them.Two minutes into the second half Gweedore’s Connolly should have made it three only for his strike to go over the bar. Castlefin found an equaliser in the 65th minute, a lovely one-two between Matthew O’Rourke and JP Malley, O’Rourke finished from an awkward angle to get his and Castlefin’s second goal.Minutes later Castlefin took the lead when a great strike from Simon Mc Glinchey from 20 yards hit underside of the crossbar and bounced over the line. Gweedore pressed for an equaliser with Francis Gallagher and Ryan O’Donnell running at the Castlefin defence. Castlefin wrapped up the three points a minute from the end of normal time when great work from Barry and Ronan Tourish found JP Malley, Malley comfortably finished to make it 4-2 in Castlefin’s favour. Referee: Patrick Martin. Best for Castlefin: Michael Dunnion and Simon Mc Glinchey. Best for Gweedore United: Team PerformanceCappry Rovers 4 Dunkineely Celtic 6Andrew Mackey found his scoring boots and brought them to Cappry Park where he used them to maximum effect. Three goals in the first ten minutes was only the start of the story as he went on to add further strikes on sixty four, seventy three and eighty two minutes, completing a double hat-trick. Somewhat shook by the explosive start by Dunkineely Celtic, Cappry Rovers did well to make a game of it. Alan Patton got their first before Dylan Ramsey reduced the deficit to one. Chris Mc Laughlin then levelled the game on thirty nine minutes. Mackey put his side in front again but two minutes later on sixty six minutes Mc Laughlin again got the equaliser. Cappry however could find no answer to Mackey’s last two goals and Dunkineely returned through the gap with all three points in the bag.Ulster Junior Cup FinalGweedore Celtic 0 Glengad F.C. 0( Glengad F.C. won 4-2 on penalties )Gweedore Celtic put up a valiant fight in their quest to win their fifth Ulster Junior Cup against Glengad F.C. on Sunday evening at Diamond Park, Ballyare. Despite, by their standards, a poor league campaign the Gaeltacht side had fought their way into the decider against their Inishowen opposition. From the opening exchanges it was evident that Hugh Rua Gallagher’s men were up against a good side in Glengad. Gweedore Celtic had goalkeeper Michael Mc Kelvey to thank for keeping the stalemate and the custodian went on to produce a man of the match performance. Neither side could break the deadlock. Gweedore defended very well and offered few openings, what they missed Mc Kelvey handled. Gweedore failed to trouble Glengad in attack and as the game progressed extra time and penalties always looked likely. With no goals in added time it went to spot kicks. Mc Kelvey saved first for Gweedore but it was a short celebration as they missed their next two kicks and with Glengad converting four Gweedore hadn’t to take their fifth penalty. This match was enjoyed by a sizeable crowd at the Donegal Junior League headquarters on a fine evening for the purpose.Gweedore Celtic: Michael Mc Kelvey, Eamonn Curran, Kevin Friel, Paul Mc Bride, David Mc Gee, Chris Porter, Jamie Boyle, Cathal Campbell, Damien O’ Sullivan, Thomas Diver, Brendan Mc Geady. Subs: Johnny Mc Ginty, John Walsh, Ciaran Ferry, Declan Doherty, Ownie Mc Garvey, Ciaran Mc Hugh, Joe Bonar, Sean O’ Donnell.Glengad F.C.: Gerard Crossan, John Mc Dermott, Matthew Byrne, Ruairi Doherty, Shane Doherty, Adam Byrne, Patrick Mc Dermott, Michael Brne, Terence Doherty, John Mc Laughlin, John Mc Daid. Subs: Charlie Byrne, Seamus Doherty, Stephen Doherty, Christy Mc Laughlin, Michael Mc Laughlin.Referee: Kevin Logue, Assistants, Joe Mc Hugh and Marty QuinnWatson Hire Division One / CT Ball Division Two, Promotion / Relegation Play-OffKeadue Rovers 3 Deele Harps 2Keadue Rovers retained their place in Division 1 with a victory over Deele Harps at the Finn Valley Centre. The game was played in very warm conditions and the first five minutes were fairly scrappy. Deele started to get a foothold on things after ten minutes and the first chance of the game fell to Aidy Gallagher who shot over the bar. On fourteen minutes Keadue went ahead when Ryan Greene crossed for Adrian Hanlon to head down to Corey Gallagher who drilled home from close range. By the midway point of the half Deele were still strong and Shane Gallagher just missed on twenty two minutes at the back post. Keadue increased their lead on twenty three minutes when Corey Gallagher intercepted the ball and broke through the Deele defence and beat the keeper from the edge of the box. Keadue had better possession at this stage. On the stroke of half time Conor Catterson poked home on the line following good work from Shane Gallagher to bring Deele back into it. In the 2nd half and Deele kept pressing with Shane Gallagher hitting the post and Gavin Gallagher having a headed goal disallowed in the first ten minutes. Deele were deservedly level on fifty seven minutes, Shane Gallagher lobbing over Ben Boyle in the Keadue goal. Keadue responded well and forced Deele back on the hour mark gaining more possession. Midway through the second half Deele had a few great chances for a third goal, Conor Catterson’s shot was well saved and Shane Gallagher missed a clear cut header. On eighty two minutes Hugh Boyle went on a run for Keadue forcing a corner. From this corner Adrian Hanlon tried a long range effort which was misjudged by Chris Roulston in the Deele goal and the ball was fumbled into the net. Deele should’ve been level on eighty five minutes when Gavin Gallagher was clean through but shot wide. It took a rearguard action from Keadue for the remaining five minutes but they held out and defended very well. A relieved Keadue won the game despite being under pressure for a lot of the game and showed good battling qualities while for Deele it was a case of chances not taken despite a lot of possession. Best for Keadue were Adrian Hanlon, Hugh Moy and Corey Gallagher while best for Deele were Conor Catterson, Gary Mc Girr and Shane Gallagher. Referee : Ed Moore.WEDNESDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 4 Glenea United 2Milford and Glenea played a very competitive end of season match at a high tempo with open counterattacking football. Milford took the lead on ten minutes when Gary Merritt finished following good work by Joey Cullen. Glenea responded with a good strike from distance and then took the lead through Michael Barry. Joey Cullen levelled matters on the half hour mark, rifling home following good work by Gary Merritt. The second half was end to end and the game looked destined for a draw until Cathal Mc Gettigan hit a screamer of a free kick with ten minutes left from 35 yards. Peter Doherty’s well judged back heel secured Milford the points in their last league game before the Cup Final against Castlefin Celtic. Good game by both teams. Referee: Ed Moore.SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 3 Ramelton Mariners 2Ramelton broke the deadlock in the 15th minute when Alan Blaney scored after a mix up in the Fintown defence. Shortly afterwards Blaney scored again, this time from a corner kick. Fintown created a few chances with both efforts coming off the post. The second half started with Fintown on top. . Christopher Mc Glynn scored for the Harps in the 50th minute to reduce the deficit. In the 57th minute Shan McMillan levelled the game. In the 65th minute Fintown’s Brian Delaney put the home side in front. Ramelton pushed hard to get the equaliser but to no avail.Referee :Martin Mc ElhinneyGlenea United Reserves 1 Glencar Celtic 2Glenea’s Reserves completed their league programme with a defeat in a close game with this season’s champions. In a tight 1st half with chances at a premium, neither side able to force an opener. In the 2nd half Glencar took the lead after 55 minutes when Garvin Grieve fired a shot from the edge of the area through a crowd of players and it found it’s way to the corner of the net. Glenea pushed hard for an equaliser but were caught out on 70 minutes when a long ball over the top broke to Padgo Rafferty who slotted it home to extend Glencar’s lead. Glena pulled a goal back on 89 minutes when form a corner Niall Anthony Mc Geever reacted quickest to force the ball home. Team efforts from both sides. Referee: Paul McFadden.Castlefin Celtic Reserves 2 Erne Wanderers 1Castlefin started on top with numerous chances falling to Keith Nelis and Marcus Curran. Castlefin’s first goal came after 25 minutes when Keith Nelis set up Gary McNulty who chipped the keeper from 20 yards. The second half saw Castlefin create more chances of which they didn’t take advantage. Mark Lafferty came close on two occasions with his headers going slightly wide. Peter Bryson then made it 2-0 to Castlefin. Mark Lafferty found Bryson on the edge of the box, his volley went straight into top corner on the 59th minute. Erne’s best chance came in the 63th minute when the striker failed to take advantage of his free space and his shot went slightly wide of the post. Castlefin had a great chance to wrap it up when Thomas Devlin miss-hit a tap in from two yards on 75 minutes. Erne pulled one back with ten minutes to go when Ryan O’Brien beat the offside trap and finished neatly into bottom corner. Castlefin finished it out taking all 3 points. Referee: Michael Mulhern. Best for Castlefin: Jason Curran and James McMenamin. Best for Erne: Ryan O’BrienSt. Catherines Reserves 2 Orchard F.C. 4No ReportGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 2 Arranmore United 3Arranmore showed why they are champions coming from two nil down to take the points at a sunny Moyle View. Arranmore began brighter with the wind in the first half without creating any chances. Milford gradually got to grips and created several chances, hitting the woodwork the closest they came to breaking the deadlock. Milford attacked Arranmore from the off in the second half and opened the scoring through a Ciran Blaney header on sixty minutes. They went two up when Jason Mc Conigley battled to win the ball and scored a cracker from twenty yards. Milford had chances to finish off the game but Arranmore hit back through Ward and shortly after through Mc Glanaghey. They took the lead when Simon Mc Ateer pushed a shot onto the post and was unlucky when the rebound hit him and ended up in the net. Good game of football from both sides.Tullyvinney Rovers 2 Gweedore United Reserves 3On a perfect day for football, both sides played out an entertaining encounter at Crossroads Park. Tullyvinney took the lead in the tenth minute through Stephen Devine as the midfielder poked home from 8 yards through a crowded Gweedore defence. Gweedore got back on level terms only a few minutes later after a Sam Hegarty challenge was deemed a penalty by the referee. The penalty was slotted home to level the scores. On the stroke of half-time Tullyvinney missed two glorious chances to score.Into the second half and Gweedore made it two as a through ball was latched onto by the forward and he put the ball past the onrushing Tullyvinney ‘keeper. The visitors should have extended their lead further on 65 minutes as a long ball deceived the Tullyvinney defence leaving a two-on-one situation between Gweedore forwards and the Tullyvinney keeper. The Gweedore number 10 had an empty net to score into after being played through by his strike partner, but incredibly, he somehow managed to blaze his effort over the bar from only two yards.Tullyvinney were back on level terms on 75 minutes as a floated Renato corner was met by Marty Alexander and he poked his shot in from all of 6 yards to set up a nervy end to the match. Tullyvinney were then reduced to ten men for the remainder of the match as Paddy Kelly received a second yellow card for a challenge on the edge of the box, leaving an uphill battle for the Crossroads men. Gweedore, to their credit, battled on and got the winner from a second penalty following a rash tackle in the home box on 80 minutes. Gweedore’s forward got his hat-trick by slotting the ball under the diving Hegarty, who despite his best effort, just couldn’t keep out the second penalty of the game.Tullyvinney battled hard in the final ten minutes and Sam Hegarty, switched from a more familiar role at centre-back to play up front, was sent through on goal but couldn’t find the shot to beat the Gweedore keeper.Glenree United Reserves 1 Keadue Rovers Reserves 2Glenree’s final home match of season was a physical affair from both sides. It was the home side who took the lead when Karl Mc Elhinney stepped up to finish cooly from the penalty spot after he was fouled by the defender in the 15th minute. Ten minutes later Vinny Mc Laughlin finished sublimely after good build up play to give the homeside a two goal cushion. Keadue didn’t give up and slowly crawled back into it when Jack Sparrow finished well from the 18 yard line. But the home side regained their two goal advantage when Mc Laughlin let a thunderous strike go to see it fly past the keeper. In the 65th minute Marc Mc Carron must of thought it was Christmas all over when his partner shot was well saved by the Glenree number 1 but Mc Carron found the ball at his feet with an empty net to blast it into. This set up a nervy last 25 minutes for the Glenree outfit and they had their chances to go further ahead but the away keeper wasn’t to be beat again. Best on the day for Glenree were Max Davis, Ian Mc Elhinney and Vinny Mc Laughlin. Team effort by Keadue Rovers. Referee: Victor RaineyRESULTSWEDNESDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 4 v 2 Glenea UnitedSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 3 v 2 Ramelton MarinersGlenea United Reserves 1 v 2 Glencar CelticCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 v 1 Erne WanderersSt. Catherines Reserves 2 v 4 Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 2 v 3 Arranmore UnitedTullyvinney Rovers 2 v 3 Gweedore United ReservesGlenree United Reserves 3 v 2 Keadue Rovers ReservesSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 0 v 2 Rathmullan CelticLifford Celtic 1 v 1 Kilmacrennan CelticDonegal Town 1 v 0 St. CatherinesWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 4 v 2 Gweedore UnitedCappry Rovers 4 v 6 Dunkineely CelticUlster Junior Cup FinalGweedore Celtic 0 v 0 Glengad F.C.( Glengad F.C. won 4-2 on penalties )Watson Hire Division One / CT Ball Division Two, Promotion / Relegation Play-OffKeadue Rovers 3 v 2 Deele HarpsFIXTURESMONDAY 28-04-2014 K.O. 7 p.m.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers v Curragh Athletic ReservesSATURDAY 03-05-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDonegal Town Reserves v Arranmore United (K.O. 1.p.m.)Strand Rovers v Glenree United ReservesMilford United Reserves v Gweedore United ReservesCranford United Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesSUNDAY 04-05-2014Premier Division / Division One, Promotion / Relegation Play-OffCastlefin Celtic v Cranford UnitedLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsRathmullan Celtic 18 12 3 3 44 22 22 39Lifford Celtic FC 18 11 3 4 37 19 18 37Milford United FC 18 9 5 4 41 29 12 31Glenea United 18 8 6 4 29 20 9 28St Catherines FC 18 7 5 6 39 33 6 27Gweedore Celtic 18 4 5 9 22 25 -3 21Donegal Town FC 18 5 7 6 30 35 -5 21Cranford FC 18 4 8 6 26 29 -3 18Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 18 4 10 4 20 41 -21 16Curragh Athletic FC 18 3 15 0 19 54 -35 9League table for Watson Hire Sunday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDrumoghill FC 18 13 3 2 49 19 30 41Cappry Rovers 18 11 3 4 54 26 28 37Castlefin Celtic 18 10 5 3 50 34 16 33Dunkineely Celtic FC 18 11 7 0 51 46 5 33Gweedore United FC 18 9 7 2 43 25 18 29Kerrykeel 71 FC 18 8 6 4 51 37 14 28Lagan Harps FC 18 6 9 3 33 46 -13 21Keadue Rovers FC 18 6 10 2 37 43 -6 20Bonagee United FC 18 4 11 3 32 50 -18 15Eany Celtic FC 18 0 17 1 13 87 -74 1League table for CT Ball Sunday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsCopany Rovers FC 18 11 3 4 44 25 19 37Whitestrand United FC 18 11 4 3 46 23 23 36Deele Harps FC 18 10 5 3 38 19 19 33Raphoe Town 18 10 5 3 40 23 17 33Convoy Arsenal FC 18 9 5 4 33 28 5 31Letterbarrow Celtic FC 18 7 8 3 31 38 -7 24Glenree United FC 18 6 9 3 31 45 -14 21Ballybofey United FC 18 5 10 3 24 37 -13 18Dunlewey Celtic 18 4 11 3 27 42 -15 15Drumbar FC 18 1 14 3 15 49 -34 6League table for Old Orchard Saturday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlencar Celtic 16 15 1 0 54 12 42 45Glenea United 16 9 6 1 39 27 12 28St Catherines FC 16 9 6 1 35 32 3 28Erne Wanderers FC 16 9 7 0 45 29 16 27Orchard FC 16 8 7 1 41 33 8 25Fintown Harps AFC 16 7 7 2 29 41 -12 23Castlefin Celtic Res 16 6 8 2 40 38 2 20Mulroy Celtic 16 3 11 2 17 37 -20 11Ramelton Mariners FC 16 1 14 1 17 68 -51 4League table for Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsArranmore United 17 15 1 1 41 11 30 46Donegal Town FC Res 17 9 3 5 42 33 9 32Glenree United FC Res 17 9 4 4 53 44 9 31Gweedore United FC Res 17 9 6 2 45 39 6 29Keadue Rovers FC 17 6 8 3 38 36 2 21Cranford FC 17 5 8 4 39 44 -5 19Milford United FC Res 17 5 8 4 36 46 -10 19Curragh Athletic FC 17 4 9 4 32 47 -15 16Tullyvinney Rovers 17 4 10 3 26 38 -12 15Strand Rovers FC 17 3 12 2 21 35 -14 11DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: April 27th, 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


first_imgGorman in action for Letterkenny Rovers before he departed for Stevenage Borough last summer.Dale Gorman scored his first goal for the Stevenage first-team against St.Albans on Monday night and in doing so capped a remarkable week for the young Letterkenny man.Last week Gorman was at the centre of a storm, he was kicked in the head by a Mexican player during an international fixture at The Milk Cup between Northern Ireland and Mexico.The clip received national attention, and IFA authorities came down hard on both sides for the mass brawl that brought unwanted negative attention to the popular competition. Gorman wasn’t badly injured despite the vicious kick, and the tough midfielder played in the rest of the competition for Northern Ireland.He’s progressing well at Stevenage and this was evidenced further on Tuesday night when he scored a cracking goal against St.Albans in a pre-season friendly fixture.Gorman will be hoping he can break into the first-team on a regular basis during the forthcoming season ahead.They say a week is a long time in football and in the case of Dale Gorman, it’s a very true statement.   GORMAN SCORES HIS FIRST SENIOR GOAL FOR STEVENAGE was last modified: August 6th, 2014 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:Dale GormanNBewsNOrthern IrelandSportStevenage Boroughlast_img read more


first_imgQPR goalkeeper Rob Green produced three fine saves at the Liberty Stadium and had a lucky escape following a mistake.He was off his line quickly to deny former Rangers man Wayne Routledge and did well to tip away Kyle Bartley’s header.Green was less convincing when he misjudged Gylfi Sigurdsson’s tame effort and the ball trickled narrowly wide of the target.But he redeemed himself six minutes before the break by diving to his left to brilliantly claw out Sigurdsson’s free-kick.At the other end, Niko Kranjcar curled a free-kick over the bar and Leroy Fer was unable to apply the finishing touch to a free-kick from Joey Barton.Fer later had Rangers’ best chance of the half but his header from Kranjcar’s cross was saved by keeper Łukasz Fabiański.And as the visitors finished the half strongly, the dangerous Eduardo Vargas fired wide.Richard Dunne, available again after suspension, returned to the QPR side, with Nedum Onuoha moving to right-back and Mauricio Isla dropping to the bench.Kranjcar kept his place, while Bobby Zamora is still out. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Caulker, Dunne, Yun, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Kranjcar, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Isla, Mutch, Phillips, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_img14 July 2014 South Africa will put forward a strong case at this week’s Brics summit in Brazil for the proposed Brics development bank to be located in Johannesburg, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Friday. Briefing journalists in Cape Town ahead of the summit, which takes place in Fortaleza and Brasilia from Monday to Wednesday, Davies said South Africa had indicated its readiness to offer Johannesburg as a host domicile for the bank. “We think that from a point of view of the functioning of the institution, with some of its key roles, funding infrastructure and investing in the African continent, the bank being located in South Africa is going to be a huge advantage from the point of view of the advocacy of the bank. “It is not limited to that,” Davies added. “We do of course have the connections, the facilities and the ability to run an institution that deals with places other than the African continent … But our prime motivation and our prime argument is in terms of being able to play that role in an optimal manner.” At the fifth Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Durban last year, the leaders of the five countries instructed their finance ministers to work on technical details around the setting up of the bank, which will spearhead infrastructure development in Brics member states and other developing nations. Earlier this week, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said the issue of the venue for the bank was be on the summit’s agenda, adding that the five countries’ finance ministers would meet before the summit to finalise the recommendations for the leaders. Davies said on Friday that, contrary to some media reports, no decision had been taken on the location of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) development bank. “It has been agreed by the heads of state that any decision on the location of the bank will be taken by them. Anybody who says there is a decision … is simply speculating.” On a separate note, Davies said a study that was commissioned by South Africa would be tabled at the meeting of Brics trade ministers next week. The study proposes that value-added trade investment cooperation takes place between the Brics countries. Another report on discussions that has taken place around international investment agreements will also be tabled. Davies said there was a rethink of the way in which international investment agreements were structured, and the report was informed by this. However, he would not elaborate further on either report, as he did not want to preempt discussions at next week’s meeting. Davies said the Brics Business Council, which was launched at the Durban summit, would table its own report on how the Brics governments could make it easier for Brics business people to do business with each other. The council, headed by billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe, would also discuss trade opportunities that Brics business people can explore, he said. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more