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first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Zach LaVine to make Bulls debut Saturday vs. Pistons Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Suzuki spiked a drink with an anabolic steroid, causing Komatsu to fail a doping test, the Japan Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday.The Japan Canoe Federation began investigating after Komatsu tested positive but denied ever taking drugs.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 folkAfter Komatsu tested positive, Suzuki admitted putting a muscle-building supplement containing the banned steroid methandienone in his drink.Suzuki was hoping to qualify for the 2020 Olympics at home. But he will also miss the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalscenter_img In this November 2010, photo, Japan’s Yasuhiro Suzuki competes in the mens single kayak race at the 16th Asian Games in Shanwei, China. The top Japanese canoe sprinter has been banned for eight years, disqualifying him from the Tokyo Olympics, for lacing his rival’s drink with a prohibited drug which caused him to fail a doping test. The Japan Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 that Suzuki was banned for putting an anabolic steroid into the drink bottle of his rival at a national championship in September. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO — A Japanese kayaker has been banned for eight years for spiking the drink of a rival so he would fail a doping test.Yasuhiro Suzuki drugged his key rival Seiji Komatsu at the Japan championships in September.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The incident is Japan’s first case of an athlete failing a doping test due to deliberate contamination, according to the Japan Anti-Doping Agency, which handed down the eight-year ban.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He was one of the first non-American born assistant coaches at both the NCAA and NBA levels and his most recent coaching stint includes leading the Slovenian national team to the 2017 EuroBasket title, which was the first European title in the history of the country,” McDonough said. “Igor’s teams have always had a player development focus, a creative style of play and a track record of success.”Kokoskov was with the Jazz in Houston on Wednesday night, where they met the Rockets in the second game of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. He will take over the Suns as soon as his duties with the Jazz are completed.He is in his 18th season as an NBA assistant coach. In addition to the Jazz and Suns, Kokoskov was an assistant at Orlando (2015), Cleveland (2013-14), Detroit (2003-2008) and Los Angeles Clippers (2000-2003).He became a U.S. citizen on June 18, 2010, in a ceremony on the court at Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena. He and his family have kept a home in the Phoenix area since his time with the Suns.Kokoskov also was head coach of the Georgia national team from 2008 to 2015, qualifying for the EuroBasket tournament three times.ADVERTISEMENT He became the first European to hold a full-time assistant job at an NCAA Division I basketball program after he was hired by then-coach Quin Snyder in 1999. Snyder, now head coach of the Jazz, hired Kokoskov as an assistant there three seasons ago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘An absolute joke’: Roma furious over referee’s decisions Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Kokoskov agreed to terms with the Suns after the team conducted a long series of initial interviews followed by second interviews with what general manager Ryan McDonough termed “a handful” of finalists.Kokoskov inherits an exceedingly young team that compiled a 21-61 record, worst in the NBA and second-worst in franchise history.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 crownHe succeeds interim coach Jay Triano, who took over after Earl Watson was fired three games into the season.In a statement announcing the hiring, McDonough said Kokoskov “has been a pioneer throughout his basketball career and he brings a wealth of high-level coaching experience to our club.” 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 View comments FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Slovenia coach Igor Kokoskov applauds during the Eurobasket European Basketball Championship final against Serbia in Istanbul. The Phoenix Suns have hired Kokoskov, a Utah Jazz assistant, as their new head coach. The 46-year-old Serbian becomes the first NBA head coach born outside the United States. He served as a Suns assistant from 2008 to 2013, a stretch that included Phoenix’s 2010 run to the Western Conference finals. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have hired Utah Jazz assistant Igor Kokoskov as their new head coach.The 46-year-old Serbian becomes the first NBA head coach born and raised outside North America. He served as a Suns assistant from 2008 to 2013, a stretch that included Phoenix’s 2010 run to the Western Conference finals.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgDeputy Lands and Mines Minister for Operations Sam Russ says government remains committed to ensuring that support is fully given to the Transmission Company for Cote d’ Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.According to Russ, the government’s commitment stems from the provision of funding for the organization’s operations. Since 2014, each CLSG member provides funding of US$1 million or more annually through their respective budgetary allocations for the project’s operations.Dep. Min. Russ’s was addressing the regular session of the National Monitoring Committee. The weeklong session will be followed by the setting up of local committees, as well as the launch of the information and sensitization campaign for the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) here in Liberia.According to Minister Russ, “We recognized that environmental concerns or ESIE, ESMP, RAP are extremely important components for the country’s infrastructure program because they represent significant risks to the program when they are not done properly”.He said the attention the CLSG attaches to making sure that environmental issues and resettlement are appropriately addressed is in recognition of how important those issues are to the progress of infrastructural initiatives. There have been some challenges with environmental and resettlement issues over time at the national level, and the current arrangement was more complex as a result of it being a transnational issue, he explained.Liberia, he added, is synchronized with other countries and it was important that components of ESMP and RAP are done appropriately so that it can pose no risk in terms of synchronizing schedules for the four countries.He expressed the need for the right groups to be targeted during the setting up of the local committees because they are important in terms of knowing more about the project, adding that the youth, women’s community, opinion leaders and men of local communities should have information about the project. For his part, TRANSCO CLSG Environmental Coordinator Pakidame Kolani said that 190 hectares of trees will be affected by the project’s operations. He said that 112 persons will also be impacted during the operations, but plans are underway for those people to be compensated. One of the challenges in terms of making the project better was national regulation and international standards, which the CLSG will ensure through the ESMP and RAP, Mr. Kolani said. About 17 districts in Nimba, Bong, Grand Bassa, Margibi and Montserrado counties will be affected during the construction of transmission lines. Contractors for the CLSG EC are being recruited for the construction of the transmission lines. The construction of the lines, he added, will be completed by December 2018. Discussions are said to have begun with people located in the corridors of the transmission lines. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img“Side by side with partisans and supporters, Cummings walked an astounding three hours under the Monrovia heat, shaking hands and engaging district #8 residents,” the release said.He also walked 10 miles in 100-degree weather, alongside ANC’s District #9 candidate, Fubbi Henries, the release said.Upon arrival, Mr. Koffa praised Mr. Cummings’s ability to inspire young people, stating,“Mr. Cummings is the Moses the young people of Liberia have been waiting for. They know that he can deliver real results and change their lives. He is the only candidate able to develop our country and bring a brighter future for all.”Beginning on Camp Johnson road, Mr. Cummings was surrounded by thousands of supporters, who all have dedicated their support to the former Coca-Cola executive. Members of the auxiliary group, Cummings’ First Time Voters, said: “We have chosen Mr. Cummings as our leader, because of his clean hands and his ability to speak on the real issues facing Liberians. We believe in his platform to fix our education system and provide jobs to empower young Liberians.”Mr. Cummings has been a longtime supporter of youth and education in Liberia, he has paid WAEC fees for over 2,322 students in 21 schools, donated L$1 million to the University of Liberia Students Union Scholarship Drive, provided US$177,650 in financial aid for scholarships for African Methodist Episcopal University students, and led the construction of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) academic institution in Paynesville, the first of its kind in the country.While in the district, Mr. Cummings also visited Johnson Street and City Town Market, where he engaged several business people, including Ms. Evelyn, a shop owner, who had been in business since 1995, but was increasingly having issues due to Liberia’s hefty tax and regulations, to which Mr. Cummings replied, “My administration will simplify our tax laws and lessen taxes on Liberian business owners and businesses, to make it easier for you to make money and grow your business.” He promised to also empower Liberians with loans and credit to help get them on their feet, nothing that this is just one of the many ways we will support Liberians, grow revenue, and ensure that Liberians are not spectators in their own economy.Mr. Cummings visited Takun J’s home and met old man Flomo, who upon meeting Mr. Cummings, grew excited and expressed his support for him. “We are behind you, Mr. Cummings. You are the only one telling us how he intends to change the country. Mr. Cummings, we love you, for so we name you ‘Talk and Do’,” the old-man said.“Cummings will continue visiting as many communities, districts and villages as humanly possible to spread his message of change to Liberians,” the release concluded. ANC’s CummingsFresh off a western tour of Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu, and Bomi counties, Alexander B. Cummings, standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), kicked off a district tour in Monrovia this week, an ANC release said. According to the release, Cummings’ latest walk through the district alongside the party’s District #8 representative candidate, Jonathan ‘Takun J’ Koffa, yesterday afternoon. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgKingdom Care Medical team administers treatment to a child in Bomboma TownOver 2,600 residents of 18 communities in Bopulu District, Gbarpolu County recently benefited from a week of free healthcare services sponsored by the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and the Tomlinson Geophysical Services (TGS).The medical services were carried out by a team from the Kingdom Care Medical Center Mobile Clinic located on Duport road in Monrovia.The communities served included Daniel Farm, Kennedy, Kissi, Kamas, David’s, and Gbarma towns and Compounsu Junction.Others were Henry, Sabamas, Darrisly, Dulula, Yalayema, Madina Junction and Bomboma towns.During the visit to Bomboma Town, the residents were delighted and overwhelmed by the presence of nurses and doctors and gave the team a traditional welcome.Bomboma Town Chief Vanie Dannah said his people were pleased with the opportunity to have access to free medical services for the first time. “Many times in this our town it is difficult for our wives and children to get adequate healthcare,” he explained.“We are very grateful to you for choosing our district for the free healthcare delivery service,” Chief Dannah said, adding that because there is no clinic they have to travel to Bopolu City for treatment.He introduced resident Mohammed Nye as the only medical personnel in the town that provides treatment to residents.The head of the Kingdom Care Medical Center Mobile Clinic team, Dr. Martha Zarway said, the free healthcare delivery service is to fulfil the social corporate responsibilities of NOCAL and the TGS-NOPEC.She added that her institution is collaborating with NOCAL to ensure that Liberians, mainly those in rural parts of the country, have access to free medical treatment.Dr. Zarway pointed out that medical conditions such as pregnancy, anaemia, malaria, bronchopneumonia, hypertension and others were being treated at the various centers.She also noted that patients with critical illnesses were referred to the Kingdom Care clinic in Monrovia for further treatment.Dr. Zarway disclosed that the program started in January 2013 in rural Montserrado and Grand Bassa counties.At the end of the weeklong free healthcare initiative, over 20 midwives in Bopolu District were trained, with several pregnant women receiving treatment and a month’s worth of medication.The TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and was founded by a 1998 merger of TGS (Tomlinson Geophysical Services) and Caliber Geophysical Company, Inc.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe weekend had looked like it would be a showdown between “The Game Plan” and Universal’s Middle East thriller “The Kingdom,” which stars Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner as members of a U.S. team investigating a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia. But “The Kingdom” fell short, debuting at No. 2 with a solid $17.7 million. The previous weekend’s top movie, Sony’s action tale “Resident Evil: Extinction,” fell a steep 66 percent from its opening-weekend gross, finishing in third place with $8 million and raising its total to $36.8 million. Johnson was the latest action hero aiming to broaden his audience with a family film. With a PG rating, “The Game Plan” took advantage of a long dry spell for kid-friendly movies, as parents with children made up two-thirds of the audience. “There was definitely pent-up demand for people who don’t necessarily want to go to the heavy R-rated films,” said Chuck Viane, head of distribution for Disney. “The entire general audience has been underserved lately.” “The Kingdom” faced heavy competition from other violent R-rated films, among them “3:10 to Yuma,” “The Brave One” and “Eastern Promises.” Though not an overtly political film, “The Kingdom” also had to test audience interest for action tales set against the war on terrorism. “If you’re going to tell stories like this, you’re going to tell stories of what’s actually going on in our world. It’s very difficult, challenging subject matter,” said Nikki Rocco of Universal. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released today. 1. “The Game Plan,” $22.7 million 2. “The Kingdom,” $17.7 million 3. “Resident Evil: Extinction,” $8million 4. “Good Luck Chuck,” $6.3 million 5. “3:10 to Yuma,” $4.2 million 6. “The Brave One,” $3.8 million 7. “Mr. Woodcock,” $3 million 8. “Eastern Promises,” $2.9 million 9. “Sydney White,” $2.7 million 10. “Across the Universe,” $2.05million160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By David Germain THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had the winning game plan at the box office. Disney’s “The Game Plan,” starring Johnson as a football quarterback whose bachelor lifestyle is disrupted by the arrival of a daughter he never knew he had, opened as the top weekend flick with $22.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. last_img read more

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first_imgThe family of double-killer John Gallagher said yesterday that they do not accept his apology for all the hurt and pain he has caused.The 46 year old Donegal man, who was released from the Central Mental Hospital on Friday afternoon, said he regrets all he did on a daily basis.“There’s not a day that goes by that I do not regret what I did,” said Gallagher referring to the killings of Anne and Annie Gillespie in 1988. Gallagher said he had to hand himself into the Central Mental Hospital after 12 years on the run to face his future.He said the main reason for turning himself in and coming across the border from his home in Strabane was to be able to see his beloved mother Margaret.However last night his estranged family said they will never accept any apology from the double-killer.They asked why he has issued an apology now when he could have done so in the past 12 years. The spokesman said people know nothing of the “hell” he put his own family through when he was living in Strabane.“He speaks now of moving on and of forgiveness and of protecting his children.“What about our lives and what about our children? Since he moved to Strabane in 2003 our lives have been hell and it’s all because of him.“We can’t sleep in our beds at night knowing that he can be outside our door at any time.“It is easy saying these things. But we know the real John Gallagher and the different sides to him,” said the spokesman. Gallagher’s estranged family have now sought Garda protection but Gardai say they can only act if he breaks the conditions of his discharge from the CMH.The conditions include that he stay away from relatives of his victims and his estranged family and that he remains within a five mile radius of Lifford.Gallagher said he is now a spiritual man and that only he and God know how truly he is for killing the mother and daughter in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital.The Gallagher family spokesman added that they are fearful their killer brother will strike again if pushed. “He can well afford to say all those things now that he is a free man. He escaped from the hospital he was being kept in for killing those two poor women and has been free for the past 12 years.“All he served was six more weeks and now he is free to live amongst us again.“That is not justice in our books. These people do not know the real John Gallagher and what he is capable of,” he added.GALLAGHER FAMILY REFUSE TO ACCEPT KILLER BROTHER’S APOLOGY was last modified: July 1st, 2012 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:APOLOGYJohn GallagherLiffordrefusallast_img read more

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first_imgTHE sister of Ireland’s longest-missing person says she doesn’t believe evil child killer Robert Black had anything to do with her twin’s disappearance.Mary Boyle vanished from outside her grandparent’s home at Cashelard near Ballyshannon on March 18, 1977.Today in Co Armagh Robert Black was found guilty of the murder of Jenny Cardy, abducted and murdered in 1981. It was his fourth conviction for murder. Black was a regular visitor to Donegal in the mid-1970s, often visiting the Dodge in Gaoth Dobhair as well as pubs along the west coast of the county. Gardai have already investigated a possible link between Black and Mary’s killing and are now looking at the case again.Ann Doherty, who was six when her identical twin sister Mary Boyle vanished without trace from fields behind their grandparents’ house, says she doesn’t believe Black killed Mary.She insisted: “For 34 years I have wondered what happened to Mary, I have spent many sleepless nights thinking about what could have happened.“But in my opinion Robert Black had absolutely nothing to do with Mary’s disappearance. I believe someone more local to the area knows exactly what happened.”Mary disappeared after she followed her uncle across the fields in Cashelard. Half way there, she decided to turn back.Just an hour earlier she had kissed her mum, also Ann, saying: “I forgot to give you a kiss this morning.”Sister Ann said that someone close to her family holds the key to revealing what happened her sister.She said: “We have been searching for Mary a lot this year and I believe we are getting closer.“The search on September 24 was the closest yet and I would appeal to anyone with any information to please help put an end to the torture.”A woman came forward last year to claim that on the day Mary vanished, she saw a man fitting the Scottish child killer speeding out of Cashelard in a white van.But gardai who examined his files in the 90s concluded it was unlikely he had anything to do with it.They are looking at the case again.Black was jailed for life in Armagh for the murder of Jennifer Cardy.He is also serving three other life sentences.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com‘I DON’T BELIEVE SERIAL KILLER MURDERED MY SISTER’, SAYS DONEGAL WOMAN was last modified: October 28th, 2011 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:BallyshannonCashelardMARY BOYLEserial killer Robert Blacklast_img read more

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first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Glenea United 2 Donegal Town 3Glenea’s challenge for league honours was severely dented with this home defeat.The home side started brightly and Ryan McFadden saw his close range effort cleared off the line after 10 minutes. The home side continued to press for an opening goal however it was the visitor’s that took the lead on 22 minutes when Benny Byrne headed home a corner with virtually their first attack. The home side continued to have the upper hand and went close to equalising through efforts from Dean Gallagher and Sean McBride. Glenea finally equalised on 35 minutes when, after good work by Darren Mc Geever down the left, his cross was nodded back by Dean Gallagher and Sean McBride fired home from 15 yards. In the 2nd half the home side continued to press for a lead goal and had efforts from Darren Mc Geever and Ryan McFadden well saved. The home side were stunned on 65 minutes when Donegal Town retook the lead through Conor Byrne with a well struck free-kick. The away side extended their lead on 75 minutes when Benny Byrne headed home his 2nd goal. Glenea tried hard to get back into the game but despite having a couple of half chances were unable to pull a goal back until the final minute when Sean McBride headed home a Denis Boyle free-kick. Team efforts from both sides.Referee: Paddy Duffy.Curragh Athletic 0 Cranford United 3Two goals from Kyle Black on thirteen and eighty seven minutes and a 57th minute Philip Buchannan penalty were enough for Cranford to collect all three points in Killygordon. To be fair to the home side, a lot of the play was very even, but Curragh just couldn’t just get through a resolute Cranford defence where Arty Friel dominated. For the home side Michael O’ Brien and Alan Boal tried hard with Dylan Quinn and Jason Mc Bride also playing their usual sound game. Good team effort from Cranford. Match Referee: Marty Mc LaughlinWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United 1 Castlefin Celtic 3 Castlefin collected all three points in a hard fought game against Bonagee on Sunday. Castlefin had early chances through PJ Mc Menamin and Kieran Brennan only to be denied by the Bonagee keeper John Carr. Castlefin took the lead in the 7th minute when Damien Doherty tapped home from a Ronan Tourish corner. Matthew O` Rourke increased Castlefin`s lead in the 22nd minute when he shot home from the edge of the box from a Kieran Brennan through ball. Two minutes later Damien Doherty scored his second and Castlefin`s third when he headed to the top corner of the net from a Ronan Tourish corner. Bonagee improved in the 2nd half and got a goal back in the 55th minute when Kieran Gibbons shot to the net from a Reece Short corner. For the remainder of the game Bonagee tried to get another goal back but could not get past the Castlefin defence. Best for Bonagee : Sam Murphy and Kieran Gibson. Best for Castlefin: Damien Doherty and Kieran Brennan. Referee: Liam FarrenLagan Harps 4 Eany Celtic 2Lagan gained a valuable win in their effort to beat the drop but were made to fight hard by a committed Eany side. Eany went close on five minutes when Paul Mc Groarty forced Conor Harley in to a good save. Lagan responded and Ruairi Crawford broke through but hit the post. Eany took the lead when a good through ball found Brendan Quinn and he finished well. Lagan hit the crossbar twice through Ruairi Crawford and Gio Peoples as they pressed. The equaliser arrived on thirty five minutes when Drew Connolly found Eunan Diver who scored a screamer from thirty yards. Eany were still threatening with Paul Mc Groarty and John Rose always dangerous. Lagan took the lead just on half time when Drew Connolly cut inside and struck a great goal from twenty five yards. The second half continued in the same vein with both sides committed to attack. Lagan went 3-1 up on fifty two minutes when Ruairi Crawford seized on a loose ball in the area and fired home. Eany responded and Barry Rose pounced on a defensive error to score. Lagan scored almost immediately again with another long range drive from Austin Marron. In an exciting game Ruairi Crawford and Austin Marron were Lagan’s best while Aidan Kennedy and John Rose were Eany’s best. Referee: Kevin Logue.Drumoghill F.C. 3 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 The Division One pendulum swung back in favour of Cappry Rovers after Mark Friel’s 96th minute equaliser for Kerrykeel in this pulsating fixture against Drumoghill FC at the Aura. It was no more than Kerrykeel deserved after a late double strike from Drumoghill FC had seemed to have secured all three points for the home side. Kerrykeel had raced into a two goal lead thanks to a double strike from Johnny Friel. Drumoghill bounced back to take a 3-2 lead before Friel dramatically slotted home an injury time equaliser to give both sides a share of the points. The visitors started brightly and were well worth their early lead. Paddy Mc Granaghan and Davitt Walsh were dominant in midfield throughout the opening exchanges and it was no surprise that they took the lead on 18 minutes. The architect was Marty Mc Ateer, whose fine run and cross was headed home powerfully by Johnny Friel leaving Regan with no chance. Drumoghill, keen to maintain momentum after a superb victory over Cappry Rovers, struggled to find any kind of a repost and before they knew it, it was 2-0. Again, it was Johnny Friel with a speculative effort from distance that zipped off the night surface and beyond the despairing dive of Regan. Drumoghill though, lack nothing in character and team spirit and grabbed an all important lifeline just before the interval. After forcing a succession of corners an ensuing bombardment of shots on goal eventually reaped a reward when Richard Tinney was on hand to deflect home Christopher O’Donnell’s cross-cum-shot to reduce the arrears in the 38th minute. Minutes later the home side almost forced an equaliser when Christopher O’Donnell rose highest to head against the crossbar but Kerrykeel survived. The second half produced an onslaught as the home side searched for a route back into the game. Although the pressure was relentless chances were few and far between. Drumoghill eventually resorted to efforts from distance in their bid to find a precious equaliser and it eventually arrived through Shane McIntyre. Taking possession from Crossan’s pass with 10 minutes remaining McIntyre’s dipping drive from 20 yards flew into the net and it was game on again. Both sides knew the importance of victory and it was a refreshing sight to witness both doing everything they could to secure those precious three points. They looked to be heading Drumoghill’s way when referee Lagan pointed to the spot on 82 minutes after Damien Crossan was upended inside the penalty area under a challenge from Patrick Mc Conigley. Up stepped Liam O’Donnell to hammer home his 17th goal of the season. Drumoghill thought they had secured a vital win until Kerrykeel’s late late equaliser. The visitors applied pressure during the closing minutes and were eventually rewarded when Mark Friel was in the right place at the right time to prod the ball home to level the scores. To be fair a draw was probably the fairest result as neither side deserved to lose a game which had been a wonderful advertisement for junior football.CT Ball Division TwoWhitestrand United 2 Raphoe Town 2On a cold and blustery day Whitestrand United took on Raphoe town at Whitestrand Park. The match was always going to be affected by the blustery conditions and this was the case in the early stages with both teams struggling to get to grips with the conditions. Raphoe hit the post with a header after 6 minutes. Whitestrand then tested the Raphoe keeper with a cross but otherwise it was a tight game with few chances. Then just before half time Paddy Gallagher scored for Raphoe when he floated his shot over the keeper.The second half started on an equally poor note when the referee sent Paul Lynch off for a second yellow card. Then Raphoe piled on the misery when Stephen Craig scored a second. The game seemed to be getting away from “The Strand” when Michael Sweeney stepped on the pitch. At about 70 minutes he stepped up to a free kick and found the top corner. It was a great strike and the impetus was then with Whitestrand and they found the equaliser when Anthony Fisher crossed for James Gallagher to nod home. This was a remarkable comeback by Whitestrand and they almost snatched an unlikely win when Michael Sweeney broke clear but fired narrowly over the bar. It certainly felt like a point gained and Raphoe must have felt like it was two points lost. Best for the Strand were Michael Sweeney and Eamon Martin.Glenree United 4 Dunlewy Celtic 1There was a minutes silence observed to the memory of Mr Patrick Breslin prior to this match.Glenree Park saw its team get back to winning ways having faltered in recent weeks. The reds scored four goals from great passages of play with Damien Nelis being instrumental in all.The first came on 20 minutes when the ball was won in midfield by Rogers who slotted Nelis through on goal. With his shot parried by the keeper Vinny McLaughlin was on hand to slot neatly home. Glenree quickly doubled their lead when Damien Nelis again rifled a low hard shot towards goal. The keeper couldn’t contain it and Paul Coyle tapped in from 4yards.The second half was a more tightly contested affair with Dunlewey asking most of the questions in the first 15 minutes. John Rogers then crossed the ball and Nelis stepped over the ball and continued his run and received the ball from John Coll and scored with a snapshot.Glenree introduced Dylan McBride, who is one of many prospects for the future, and his efforts assisted Daniel Mc Groddy who scored at the near post with the tightest of margins.Daniel Cannon scored a consolation goal for the visitors on 88 minutes. It was a good solid positive performance from a John Cunningham captained Glenree United and Hugh Cannon had a good game for Celtic. Referee: Gerry GallagherCopany Rovers 2 Convoy Arsenal 3Copany Rovers entertained Convoy Arsenal at Killowen Park. Convoy started the match putting Copany under pressure. The deadlock was broken in the 15th minute when a free kick from Copany’s David Graham was fumbled by the Convoy goalkeeper and Dale Duncan was on hand to tap in. It remained 1-0 at the break. Convoy levelled the score in the 50th minute following a corner which was not cleared properly and which fell to Ryan Carlin who slotted it home. Copany went 2-1 up in the 60th minute through a brilliant strike from Darragh Brogan. Convoy equalised in the 75th minute when Carlin got his second. The game was finished when Ryan Carlin completed his hat-trick from a poorly cleared free kick. Good performances from both teams.Ballybofey United 1 Drumbar F.C. 1Ballybofey United and Drumbar F.C. shared the spoils in this CT Ball Division Two match played at the Finn Valley A.C. Complex in Stranorlar. Drumbar will have been the happier of the two sides when they reached the interval on level terms. The home side totally dominated the opening period but didn’t turn their territorial advantage into goals. Drumbar took the lead mid-way through the second half when Shane Browne headed David Giblin’s cross past PJ Browne in the home net. Ballybofey United got the equaliser with fifteen minutes remaining when David White scored from the penalty spot. Neither side could add to their tally in the time that remained and it ended one apiece for the Division’s two bottom teams who produced an entertaining match on the day. Referee: Patrick MartinDeele Harps 0 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Deele Harps moved on to twenty seven points when they gained a draw against Sunday’s visitors to the Athletic Ground, Letterbarrow Celtic. They now trail the joint leaders by six points with a game in hand on both Copany Rovers and Whitestrand United in what is turning out to be a close battle for the CT Ball Division Two title.SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners 1 St. Catherines Reserves 3St. Catherines overcame a spirited Mariners at Rab’s Park on Saturday afternoon.It was the Mariners who started much the brighter and after a lot of pressure took the lead on 27 minutes when Patrick Durning scooped home a flick on from Paul Gallagher. St Catherines equalised in the 43rd minute, against the run of play, when Willi Haikkenen converted from close range. It was the much fitter St. Catherines who dominated the 2nd half and deservedly took the lead in the 75th minute when Eoin O’ Donnell headed home from a corner. With time running out Willi Haikkenen added his 2nd in injury time. Best for Mariners were Eddie Boyce in nets and Joe Coyle in defence. A good team performance from St. Catherines. Referee: Barry HunterMulroy Celtic 1 Glenea United Reserves 2Glenea, playing with a stiff breeze, kept Mulroy penned in for large parts of the first half. They took the lead after Michael Gallagher picked up a stray pass and hit an unstoppable strike into the top corner. The home side created a few half chances towards half time. Their efforts were rewarded with a goal from Packie Mc Elwaine, finishing well after great work from Jerry Diver.In the second half Mulroy kept the pressure on and Eamon Sweeney was unlucky when his strike from thirty yards was finger-tipped over the bar by the visiting keeper. A game changing decision came when the Mulroy keeper was adjudged to have had control of the ball in the area and then proceeded to step out with the ball in his hands. The resulting free kick got through the wall and ricocheted off a Mulroy defender and into the net to give Glenea the victory. Michael Gallagher was best for Glenea United, another team effort from home side.Orchard F.C. 6 Fintown Harps AFC 0Orchard took all three points against an under strength Fintown at Errigal college. They opened the scoring on ten minutes when “Chucky” slotted home from close range Eddy Moore added the second from three yards from a Niall Bonner free kick. On twenty minutes Niall Bonner shot home to the bottom left hand corner of the net after he beat his man on the edge of the box. Just before half time Niall Bonner added his second. Orchard added two more in the second half through the hard working “Chucky” and the old warhorse Sean Sweeney. Best for Orchard: Niall Bonner. Best for Fintown: Team PerformanceGlencar Celtic 3 Erne Wanderers 2Glencar got off to a flying start with Pajo Rafferty finding the net after 15 seconds. He nicked the ball off a defender and slotted home. Glencar piled on the pressure and good work from Garvan Grieve down the right ended with him crossing for Chris Malseed to rise highest and put the home side two up. Glencar had numerous chances to treble their lead but squandered each one. With five minutes left in the first half Grieve picked up a loose ball in midfield and played it to Brogan who found the net from 25 yards. Erne made a double substitution at half time and it worked in their favour. They were much more lively and had a hunger about them. Glencar found it difficult to find their rhythm in the second half as Erne pushed for a goal. They got their reward on the hour mark when one of the subs got in behind the Glencar defence and finished well. Glencar were then caught out with a route one ball from the Erne keeper. When a knock-on looped over Grieve David Dolan finished well. Erne pressed hard for an equaliser but all to no avail. Good team performances from both teams.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United 3 Strand Rovers 0Arranmore welcomed neighbours Strand Rovers to Rannagh Park where the home side ran out 3-0 winners. The first half was an even affair with both sides having chances, notably from set pieces. The second half saw the home side up the tempo and take the lead in the 65th minute when Benny Mc Garvey converted a Daniel O’ Donnell corner following a goalmouth scramble. Arran double their advantage almost immediately as following a quick throw in Martin Proctor turned on the edge of the area and hammered the ball home from 20 yards to the surprise off the visiting keeper. Fifteen minutes from the end Arran made sure of the points as Christopher Mc Glanaghy found space out right following a good through ball by Proctor and he let fly from an acute angle but his shot across the keeper was measured to perfection as he found the far top corner with a brilliant strike! Darragh Hanlon had a great chance late on when he ran through one on one but found no way past the home keeper. Best for Strand: Team performance. Best for Arran: Christopher Mc Glanaghy and Mark Ward. Referee: Brian O’ KaneCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 Donegal Town Reserves 2The Curragh started this game very brightly. Gary Heaney’s powerful strike was well saved by the Donegal keeper. Curragh pushed hard for a goal and were awarded a penalty in the 30th minute when Shea Hannigan was brought down after a good run. Justin Mc Bride converted the spot kick. Curragh kept pushing for a second only to find the Donegal keeper in great form, saving from Gary Heaney and then Dan O’ Brien. Donegal scored in the 70th minute through Declan Brown. Donegal took the lead in the 85th minute from a Joe Mc Intyre strike. Donegal sealed this game in injury time with a Chris Hegarty strike.. Best for Curragh was Dylan Irwin. Team performance from Donegal.Tullyvinney Rovers 2 Keadue Rovers 0Tullyvinney Rovers got back on form, after successive defeats, with a home win against Keadue Rovers on Saturday. Aided by a strong breeze in the first half Rovers went on the attack straight away but had little end product. After 25 minutes Tullyvinney were rewarded for their efforts when striker Renato struck from the edge of the area through a group of Keadue players into the bottom corner of the net to put the home side one up. In the second half Keadue came more into the game, aided themselves by the strong wind, and had a number of efforts but didn’t troubled the Tullyvinney keeper.The home side then sealed all three points as Marty Alexander received a Sam Hegarty throw-in and found the net with a lob over the head of the Keadue ‘keeper, despite his best attempts to reach the ball. Tullyvinney then had goalkeeper Nigel Hegarty to thank for keeping the score at 2-0 with ten minutes to go as his wonder-save from point blank range denied Keadue the goal they chased to get back into the game. Decent team performances from both sides.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners 1 v 3 St. Catherines ReservesMulroy Celtic 1 v 2 Glenea United ReservesOrchard F.C. 6 v 0 Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Celtic 3 v 2 Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves P v P Glenree United ReservesArranmore United 3 v 0 Strand RoversCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 2 Donegal Town ReservesTullyvinney Rovers 2 v 0 Keadue RoversSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 2 v 3 Donegal TownCurragh Athletic 0 v 3 Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United 1 v 3 Castlefin CelticLagan Harps 4 v 2 Eany CelticDrumoghill F.C. 3 v 3 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoWhitestrand United 2 v 2 Raphoe TownGlenree United 4 v 1 Dunlewy CelticCopany Rovers 2 v 3 Convoy ArsenalBallybofey United 1 v 1 Drumbar F.C.Deele Harps 0 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticFIXTURESSATURDAY 22-03-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneGlencar Celtic v Fintown Harps AFCOrchard F.C. v Ramelton MarinersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United v Keadue Rovers Reserves (K.O. 1p.m.)Strand Rovers v Milford United ReservesCranford United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesTullyvinney Rovers v Gweedore United ReservesGlenree United Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesSUNDAY 23-03-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic v Kilmacrennan CelticRathmullan Celtic v Lifford CelticCurragh Athletic v Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneLagan Harps v Cappry RoversDunkineely Celtic v Bonagee UnitedEany Celtic v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar F.C. v Deele HarpsConvoy Arsenal v Ballybofey UnitedDunlewy Celtic v Copany RoversRaphoe Town v Glenree UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Whitestrand UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 16th, 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
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