Powell poised to extend ring success

first_imgThe Wray and Nephew Contender boxing series’ preliminary round was scheduled to end tonight with a fight that had all the ingredients for a classic battle between two experienced welterweights, Daniel Powell (11-0) and Miguel Antoine (17-4-1).However, a last-minute pullout by Antoine has changed the equation, as his replacement, Charwin Estwick, has a record of no wins and two losses.Powell and Estwick will fight for the final place in the quarter-finals tonight at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, starting at 9:30.Powell, whose father is Jamaican and flaunts his Jamaican roots, is 31 years old and has been a professional boxer since February 4, 2012. He has won eight fights by technical knockout, one by knockout and two on decision, but has not really met a quality opponent.Tonight is not going to be much different. Estwick, who is 38, was on the Contender roster last year and clashed with Richard Holmes on April 22. That fight went the distance, with one judge giving all six rounds to Holmes and the other two giving Estwick two rounds.Guyanese Estwick, who lives in Barbados, has not had a fight since then, while Powell had his last fight in June last year, so both men have been inactive recently.DEFENSIVE SKILLSEstwick showed in his fight here last year that he has good defensive skills. Against Holmes, who was trying for a knockout from the first round, he managed to tie up his opponent, shortened his range and made it difficult for him to land a knockout punch.It could turn out to be an interesting fight, with Powell trying for a knockout and Estwick using his defensive skills to frustrate his opponent.The winner tonight will join previous winners Holmes, Demarcus Coley, Tsetsi Davis, Revlon Lake, Michael Gardener, Ramel Lewis and Rashid Stevens in the quarter-finals. Four boxers will be seeded and they will draw their opponents for the next round.The winner of the series will, in addition to the title and belt, take home $2 million, the runner-up $500,000, third $250,000 and fourth $200,000.The fight will be broadcast live on TVJ.last_img read more

LaVar Ball tells ESPN Walton has lost Lakers; coaches react

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LaVar Ball made the comments in Lithuania, where Lonzo Ball’s two younger brothers — LiAngelo Ball, 19, and LaMelo Ball, 16 — are now part of a team called BC Prienu Vytautas. LiAngelo Ball left UCLA after getting suspended and arrested for shoplifting during the Bruins’ season-opening trip to China in November, and LaMelo Ball was removed from Chino Hills High in California so he could join the Lithuanian club.Calling out Walton is just the latest in an ongoing series of sagas.LaVar Ball has made headlines in the past for, among many other things, insisting that no other team should draft Lonzo Ball except the Lakers, placing a $495 price tag on the sneakers offered by his Big Baller Brand clothing line, saying he could beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 and getting into a rift with President Donald Trump over how LiAngelo Ball was ultimately allowed to return to the U.S. following his shoplifting issue in China.LaVar Ball’s comments on Walton overshadowed many other storylines in the same piece, including his prediction that LiAngelo Ball will play for the Lakers next season — and that LeBron James will leave Cleveland and join them.“Get rid of everybody,” LaVar Ball told ESPN. “Give him LeBron and Gelo. You got a 2 and a 3. And it’s a win. It’s a wrap.”Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, whose team was in Dallas to face the Mavericks and Carlisle on Sunday, suggested that LaVar Ball doesn’t know enough about the inner workings of NBA locker rooms to make conclusions on the coaching process.“Nobody’s with these guys every day and when they have comments on teams, chemistry, that kind of stuff, they don’t really know what’s going on in the overall picture,” Hornacek said. “Yeah, there probably shouldn’t be many comments from outside.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard has partial tear in left shoulder Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carlisle, the National Basketball Coaches Association president, called the article “a disgrace” and LaVar Ball’s words an “ignorant distraction.”“ESPN is an NBA partner, and they’ve been a great one,” Carlisle said. “Part of that partnership is the coaches do a lot of things to help them with access, interviews, all those kinds of things, and in exchange for that, they should back up the coaches. Printing an article where the father of an NBA player has an opinion that’s printed as anything legitimate erodes trust. It erodes the trust that we built with ESPN, and our coaches are upset.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 folk“Luke Walton does not deserve that,” Carlisle added.The Lakers were playing host to Atlanta on Sunday night, going into the game on a nine-game losing streak. At the team’s morning shootaround, Walton said he is certain that he has the support of the Lakers’ front office and that he was mostly concerned that Lonzo Ball could be adversely affected by his father’s comments. “It doesn’t bother me,” Walton said. “My only concern with any of it is for Zo. As long as Zo is fine with it and Zo can come in and play and it doesn’t affect mine and his relationship, then it doesn’t bother me at all.”Walton said before the game that some coaches have reached out to him after the comments.“They’re all on the same idea of it’s our job as coaches to coach our teams and not be concerned with parents and what other people outside the organization think,” Walton said. “A lot of them have shown their support as far as they know what it’s like coaching young teams and from what they see, how hard our group plays, just like I do.”Lonzo Ball did not seem affected one way or another.“He’s going to speak his mind,” Lonzo Ball said of his father. “He’s not going to change.”ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle responded angrily Sunday after LaVar Ball’s claim that the Los Angeles Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton.Ball, the outspoken father of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, made his latest outlandish statement to ESPN for a story published Sunday. He said Walton is too young to coach and “has no control” of the team — comments that Walton said didn’t bother him, but ones that clearly angered some of his NBA coaching colleagues.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Williams knows Wimbledon’s top-10 seeds stat needs asterisk

first_imgView comments “I don’t think this has happened to this extreme. But also, I’ve never been ranked where I am,” Williams said Monday after her fourth straight-set victory of the fortnight. “Usually, I’m one of those few seeds left that’s still fighting and still in the tournament. Now that I’m not, it kind of happened.”Bidding for an eighth championship at the All England Club, Williams will be back on court Tuesday, but she is seeded only 25th, and that actually represents a big bump up from her ranking of No. 181. As she keeps reminding folks, this is just her fourth tournament since missing more than a year of action because she was pregnant and gave birth to a daughter last September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I feel like I’m getting to where I want to be,” Williams said. “For me, there’s so much farther I want to go to get back where I was — and hopefully go beyond that.”That might sound a tad scary to opponents. The 36-year-old American, who has spent more than 300 weeks ranked No. 1, looks superb so far. Williams’ latest match required only 62 minutes and was not much of a contest, a 6-2, 6-2 win in which she compiled a 30-5 edge in winners against Evgeniya Rodina, a qualifier from Russia ranked 120th who was dealing with a bothersome left thigh. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Roger, Serena, Rafa bring best to Wimbledon’s Centre Court Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Williams hit serves up to 118 mph, delivering 10 aces, including four in one game.“It’s speed and placement,” Rodina said about what makes Williams’ serve so effective. “It’s 115, and she puts the ball close to the line.”The one time Williams lost a service game, cutting her second-set lead to 3-2, she broke right back at love to start a three-game streak that ended things.Williams hasn’t faced a seeded player yet, and she won’t on Tuesday, either, instead facing 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy.Asked what she likes the most about the way Williams plays, Giorgi responded: “I don’t follow tennis.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning a point during her women’s singles match against Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Serena Williams figures this statistic needs an asterisk: For the first time since Wimbledon started seeding players in the 1920s, none of the top 10 women reached the quarterfinals.It’s also the only Grand Slam tournament in the half-century professional era with zero top-10 seeds in the women’s final eight.ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Here’s a hint, Camila: Williams is now just three victories from a 24th Grand Slam title, which would add to her own professional-era record and equal Margaret Court’s all-time mark. Consider, too, that the other 15 women in fourth-round action Monday own a combined three major trophies: Angelique Kerber has two, Jelena Ostapenko the other.On Tuesday, No. 11 Kerber will play No. 14 Daria Kasatkina, and No. 12 Ostapenko faces 2014 Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova.No. 7 Karolina Pliskova’s wait for a major title will continue. She was the lone top-10 women’s seed still around at this upset-filled tournament, and now she’s also gone. Pliskova was beaten 6-3, 7-6 (1) by No. 20 Kiki Bertens, who eliminated Williams’ sister, Venus, last week.Bertens now faces No. 13 Julia Goerges, who beat Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2.“I didn’t expect it, honestly,” said Goerges, who lost in the first round at the All England Club each of the past five years.Giorgi, Kasatkina, Bertens and Goerges will each be making her debut in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. It’s the first time making it to the final eight at any major for Giorgi and Goerges.Predictably, Pliskova was asked why there have been so many surprises.And, just as predictably, she was in no mood to provide an answer.“I don’t want to talk about this anymore. I answered this question, like, 10 times,” the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up said. “I don’t know why all the seeds are gone.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Timehri roundabout 80% complete – WSG head

first_img…says work on access road should commence shortlyThe Timehri roundabout project, which has been featured prominently in the media last year after being flagged by the Audit Office of Guyana for construction delays, is nearing completion.The Timehri roundabout during its early stagesThis is according to Work Services Group (WSG) head Geoffrey Vaughn, who informed this publication in a recent interview that the project is not only nearing completion but work should also commence shortly on the access road component.“That is about 80 per cent completed,” Vaughn revealed when asked for an update on the project, adding that the contractor has been able to resolve the issues he encountered with utility infrastructure.“The access road, (the contract) should be awarded shortly. Work should commence either early in February or later down (in the year),” the Public Infrastructure Ministry Official added.In Auditor General Deodat Sharma’s 2017 report, it had been reported that the contractor was given advance payments totalling $30.8 million, with $628,568 being paid to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) as withholding tax. The contractor, who was awarded the contract out of 11 bidders, was supposed to construct a single lane rural roundabout and bypass road.The AG had revealed that he examined payment vouchers, contract documents and even paid the site a physical visit a few months ago. Among his findings were that the works were incomplete and behind schedule.He had also found that while Gaico had mobilised on site, at the time only excavation and general earth work had started. And this was limited to two small sections of the existing roadway. The works were expected to be done at the existing two lane road coming from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the four lane highway.The AG had also revealed that the advance payment bond, meant to be a security in case the contractor defaulted after being paid up front, expired since December 4, 2017. As of August 2018, only 19.5 per cent of the advance payment had been recovered.In its response, the Public Infrastructure Ministry had explained that complications from removing utility connections in the area resulted in the delays on the project. The removal of these utilities, the Ministry had said, had cost over $8 million.Since that publication, Gaico Construction and General Services had come out to say that far from being responsible for delays to the Timehri roundabout project, the utility infrastructure impeded the project. However, the company is aiming to complete the project by this year end.During an interview with Guyana Times, Gaico’s Chief Executive Officer Komal Singh had noted that the state auditors did not take into account work done on the site in order to prepare for the project. According to the CEO, his company delivered approximately 2000 tons of crusher run within a week of the contract at a cost of almost $20 million.In addition, Singh said that Gaico demolished and rebuilt a fence; all part of preparatory work he said exceeded the mobilisation advances they received. He then alluded to the sub terrain lines and pipes the company encountered from utility companies like the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT).last_img read more

DD History: The story behind the ÉIRE sign in St. John’s Point

first_imgThere are a number of things that have marked the landscape in Southwest Donegal, and have left us a lingering reminder of World War II. There are the Local Defence Force Lookout Posts, such as the one at St John’s Point, from where volunteers kept an eye on the unfolding drama offshore. There is the ‘EIRE’ sign, at the end of ‘the point’, that was made from whitewashed stones which could be seen for the air by passing aircraft; a declaration of Irish neutrality… or was it?And then there is a war grave in St Peter’s Churchyard. All of these things have an intertwined and fascinating story to tell. Eire Signs and those funny numbers!In close proximity to each of the LDF Lookout Posts was an arrangement of whitewashed stones that spelt out the word ‘EIRE’, that could be clearly seen from the sky. In one way it could be looked upon as a declaration of Irish independence, sovereignty and neutrality, but just beside each of the ‘EIRE’ signs was a number. The one at St John’s Point was 70, the next one along the coast at Carrigan Head is 71; in fact, each of the 83 Lookout Posts around the Irish coast had an identifying number that could be seen from the air. These signs, and later the numbers, were added at the request of the David Gray, the American Ambassador in Dublin.ÉIRE 80 represented Malin Head on the pilot’s mapIn the run up to D-Day on the 6th June 1944, and the subsequent assault on Germany, there were countless aircraft coming across the Atlantic from America. On making landfall on this side of the Atlantic, it was important for the pilots to know where they were.The Irish government provided maps with these navigational numbers on them for the American pilots. Once they saw one of the numbers, they knew exactly where they were on the map and could easily navigate from there to their final destination. Restoration plansDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) is organising a community restoration project; to firstly restore the EIRE Sign and Navigational Number (that’s where you come in), with the aid of voluntary help.The second phase of the project, when funds are available, is to restore the LDF Lookout Post.Your Chance to be Part of HistoryToday’s events are tomorrow’s history, and this is your chance to help with the restoration of the ‘EIRE’ Sign and the Navigation Number… in time, your actions in helping with this restoration will be part of history. We hope to make a start on the restoration on the 1 st of September, and if you would like to help, please contact Michael on 087 2770408, at dunkineelycl3@gmail.com or leave us a message on Facebook . A few hours of your time will go a long, long way… all the way into history! We look forward working with you.DD History: The story behind the ÉIRE sign in St. John’s Point was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegalDunkineelyeire 70eire 80eire signshistoryIrelandworld war twoww2 irelandlast_img read more

MISSING ARLENE: FAMILY MAY HAVE TO WAIT TWO MORE YEARS FOR INQUEST

first_imgThe inquest into the death a schoolgirl believed to have been abducted and murdered after leaving a Co Donegal nightclub may not take place for two years, her family was told today.Arlene Arkinson, 15, from Castlederg, went missing after a disco in Bundoran in 1994. Her body has never been found.The inquest was due to go ahead this autumn but a hearing today was told that a “huge amount” of outstanding paperwork still has to be re-examined by police officers. The police files on the murder run to 3,016 documents and 793 witness statements.A lawyer for the police said the workload already facing the unit meant the process of studying the case notes was not set to start until the autumn and could take four months.He said they must then go through all those papers to assess their relevance before passing them to legal representatives of both Robert Howard – the child killer who was acquitted of Arlene’s murder in 2005 – and the Arkinson family for examination.The Arkinson family lawyer, Ivor McAteer, said it was likely this would take the coroner four months, and the lawyers would then need a similar timeframe to consider the documents.John Leckey agreed that the inquest would not happen this year, and said there was also “a question mark about next year”.Transcripts and depositions from Howard’s murder trial in 2005 and files relating to the murder of Hanna Williams are also due to be given to the coroner.Howard is currently serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of the 14-year-old, from Deptford, south London, whose body was found in a cement works in Northfleet, Kent, in March 2002.MISSING ARLENE: FAMILY MAY HAVE TO WAIT TWO MORE YEARS FOR INQUEST was last modified: March 6th, 2012 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)last_img read more

GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgCLUB NOTES 18.06.2012CLG Chill Chartha will be running a CPR and Defib course on 28th June at 7pm in the Aislann. It is vital that all team coaches and mentors attend and everyone is welcome. Places are limited and contact Nicola for more info on 087-4150188. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot and next week it is €1400. The numbers were 13,24,25,26. Drawn prizes were €50 – Colm Carr, Leitir. €30 – Margaret Cunningham, Kille. €20 – Peggy Hegarty, Ballymacfadden. Bingo Jackpot next Sunday is €1450 on 46 numbers as there was no winner last weekend. Some of the winners were Sadie McShane €70, Margaret O’Donnell €70, Karen Gallagher €150, Eithne Byrne €70, Noreen O’Leary €30, Bridie McSweeney €80, E McGinley €150. Coaching updates are available on the new club website www.kilcargaa.com. The Kellogs Cul Camps will run in Towney on 16th-20th July. For more info contact P McShane (086) 2506443. CLG Chill Chartha would like to thank everyone who donated clothes to the Bag2theFuture collection which raised substancial funds. Well done to Caroline Brady and the collection team. Lotto sellers on Sat 23rd June: Paul O’Donnell, Noel McGinley,Michael Hegarty, Barry Shovelin. Sunday 24th sellers are:John Curran and Kevin Doogan.GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: June 19th, 2012 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:GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA OVERCOME ST NAUL’S TO BOOK THEIR PLACE IN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

first_imgBuncrana GAA NotesSenior FootballCongratulations to the Seniors who capped their replay win over St Naul’s in the quarter final to beat Naomh Brid in the semi’s. The game was played in Convoy on Saturday night and was a close affair but the Buncrana men came out on top 2-11 to 0-15.It wasn’t to be such good news for the Reserves who lost out to a stronger Naomh Brid side earlier in the day in O’Donnell Park. Still, it was a great achievement for them to get so far and will give them great encouragement to push on in the future.Senior TrainingSeniors & Minors Hurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend. Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!Cursa GaeilgeIrish class this starts back this week on Tuesday 4th November in the Clubhouse. Ar aghaidh libh!Plaza Halloween DanceMuch thanks to everyone who came along to our fundraising dance and Ceilidh in the Plaza last Sunday night. It was a good night’s fun and great to see so many turning up. Thanks to everyone who sold and bought tickets, helped to set everything up in the Plaza, brought refreshments along and especially the organisers and those on the door.The Club genuinely appreciates all your efforts and the money raised will go a long way to paying our bills and keeping us going for another year.Under Age ReportsCongratulations to Bord na nOg who organised an amazing presentation day in the Plaza on Saturday. Well done to all the Children who received awards and Michelle Ferguson and Dillon Duffy who won the signed jerseys.A massive ‘Thank You’ has to go out to the Bord Na nOg Chairman Aidan Mulholland and his team for organising such a brilliant day that was a success from start to finish.The team did great work in securing the special guests on the day Aidan Fogarty, Graham Geraghty, Darach O Connor, Caolan McGonagle & John Campbell.No doubt meeting their heroes will inspire many of the kids in their future GAA careers.Thanks also to MC Nicholas Crossan, all the photographers, The Plaza, and a special vote of gratitude to the event sponsors, Marcoy Ceilings Ltd.Also thanks to anyone who helped in any way and all the parents and children for turning up and making it such a special day.Congratulations to Vanessa Nelson, Courtney Clare, Ciara Doherty, Sophie “Roe” Doherty and Shannon Hegarty who were all selected as part of the Donegal Development Squad ( under 14).The squad competed in an Ulster Blitz in Tyrone on Saturday.Leadon Timber FramedUlster Minor Hurling Tournament 2014Next up is the Shield Final against Lisbellaw which is scheduled for 9th of November at 1pm.Sun 16th Nov Cup S-Finals12:30pm Liatriom (Down) vs. Shield Winners2:00pm Winners (Derry) vs. O’Donovan Rossa (Antrim)Sun 30th Nov Cup Final1:00pm Winner of Cup S-Final 1. vs. Winner of Cup S-Final 2.Scór na nÓg – CLG Dhún na nGallThe dates and venues for the three semi -finals and the county final of Scór na nÓg have been announced.Saturday 8th November 2014 – Gleann FhinneFriday 14th November 2014 – Inis Eoghain – Venue in Inis Eoghain to be confirmedSaturday 15th November 2014 – Baile na nGalloglachCounty final – Friday 21st November 2014 – Na Ceithre Máistrí in the St John Bosco Centre, Donegal Town.Under Age TrainingU8 & U10 hurling training is on Sundays 11-12 as usual. Newcomers always welcome.Under 16 Girls will train on Tuesday’s 6–7pm at the ScarveyGirls under 12, 13 and 14 girls are training on Monday from 7pm -8pm.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list.If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com /buncranagaa or www.twitter.com /buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.comGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA OVERCOME ST NAUL’S TO BOOK THEIR PLACE IN INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL was last modified: November 4th, 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:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

MISSING ARLENE: FAMILY MAY HAVE TO WAIT TWO MORE YEARS FOR INQUEST

first_imgThe inquest into the death a schoolgirl believed to have been abducted and murdered after leaving a Co Donegal nightclub may not take place for two years, her family was told today.Arlene Arkinson, 15, from Castlederg, went missing after a disco in Bundoran in 1994. Her body has never been found.The inquest was due to go ahead this autumn but a hearing today was told that a “huge amount” of outstanding paperwork still has to be re-examined by police officers. The police files on the murder run to 3,016 documents and 793 witness statements.A lawyer for the police said the workload already facing the unit meant the process of studying the case notes was not set to start until the autumn and could take four months.He said they must then go through all those papers to assess their relevance before passing them to legal representatives of both Robert Howard – the child killer who was acquitted of Arlene’s murder in 2005 – and the Arkinson family for examination.The Arkinson family lawyer, Ivor McAteer, said it was likely this would take the coroner four months, and the lawyers would then need a similar timeframe to consider the documents.John Leckey agreed that the inquest would not happen this year, and said there was also “a question mark about next year”.Transcripts and depositions from Howard’s murder trial in 2005 and files relating to the murder of Hanna Williams are also due to be given to the coroner.Howard is currently serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of the 14-year-old, from Deptford, south London, whose body was found in a cement works in Northfleet, Kent, in March 2002.MISSING ARLENE: FAMILY MAY HAVE TO WAIT TWO MORE YEARS FOR INQUEST was last modified: March 6th, 2012 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Cranford United 2 Lifford Celtic 3Played in heavy conditions in Greenbrae Park, Cranford settled quickest and hit the front on ten minutes as Philip Buchannan scored following a corner. Cranford continued to press and would have been out of sight in the opening half hour only for Lee White in the Lifford goals who pulled off number of quality saves. Lifford gradually got a foot hold in the game as the 40th minute mark loomed and should have equalised when they were awarded a penalty. Up stepped Johnny Robb but the Cranford netminder was equal with a fine save. Robb redeemed himself on the stroke of half time finishing from close range amongst a goalmouth scramble to make it one apiece. A draw didn’t suit either side so early in the second half chances where at a premium and both sides committed men forward. With twenty minutes remaining Seamie McLaughlin put Cranford back in front with a fine strike to the top corner. The three points looked destined for Cranford until Robb popped up again with a poachers finish from close range on 80 minutes. A draw may have been a fair result for both teams but no one told Ross Porter who struck one from 25 yards to Cranford’s top corner to give Lifford the lead with only minutes remaining, keeping Lifford in the hunt for honours. Best for Lifford: Lee White, best for Cranford Seamie Nani Friel.Milford United 0 Gweedore Celtic 0Milford and Gweedore played out a goalless draw in a fiery and hardfought game at Moyle View Park. Neither keeper had much to do for theninety minutes except for goal kicks as both teams lacked a bit ofguile to create chances. Gweedore’s Colin Ferry had the ball in thenet after 30 minutes but was ruled off side. In the second half it was all Milford who pushed for a winner to keep their slim title challengeon track, and despite even playing four up for the final fifteen minutes they failedto score with a few chances falling to Christy Mc Cafferty, PaulShields and Damian Casey. Both teams can be commended for hard work. Referee: Marty Quinn. Watson Hire Division OneBonagee United 1 Keadue Rovers 7Keadue came close on six minutes when Adrian Sweeney put Corey Gallagher through but Carr in the home goal made a great save. The same player headed over three minutes later after a cross into the box from Jack O’ Brien. Bonagee took the lead on fifteen minutes when Sean Crossan crossed to Darren Coyle and the striker hammered home from the edge of the box. Keadue started the second half on top and levelled the game on fifty minutes when a cross into the box from Adrian Hanlon was headed home by Luke Neely. Two minutes later and Keadue took the lead after a corner. The ball broke loose in the box and Adrian Hanlon was first to react and find the back of the net from ten yards. The visitors piled on the pressure and Hanlon got his second on seventy minutes after a great through ball from Neely. Hugh Boyle made it 4-1 to the visitors on seventy five minutes when he shot home from just inside the box after a cross from Hanlon. Ciaran Gibson and Paddy Mc Laughlin had good efforts saved by Ben Boyle in the visitor’s goal. Keadue got their fifth on eighty minutes when Hanlon shot home from close range after a cross from Luke Neely. Hanlon got his fourth goal of the game on eighty seven minutes with an overhead kick from six yards. Luke Neely got the final goal of the game on ninety minutes when he broke down the right cut inside the defender and shot home from fifteen yards. Team effort from Keadue. Best for Bonagee Paddy Mc Laughlin and Ciaran Gibson. Referee: Ronan Floyd.Eany Celtic 0 Castlefin Celtic 7Castlefin left Eany with all three points in the bag following a three goal return from a ten minute spell midway through the first half . The first of these was on twenty minutes when Matthew O’ Rourke found the back of the net when he stroked the ball home from close range. This was followed up by a brace by Ronan Tourish, the first from a header and the second after a breakaway when Eany were on the attack. They got a fourth on the stroke of half time when JP Malley got the first of his two goals. Kieran Brennan got the goal of the day with a thunderous strike from thirty meters on 70 minutes. O’ Malley and O’ Rourke completed the scoring in the last five minutes. Good team performances from both sidesDrumoghill F.C. 2 Cappry Rovers 0A brilliant double strike from Damian Crossan secured a priceless three points for Drumoghill in this top of the table clash, which was played at the home of Rathmullan Celtic.Goals in each half from the midfielder were ultimately the difference in the two sides as chances were few and far between in a game in which defences were on top.Drumoghill started brighter but had to wait until the 21st minute to break the deadlock when Crossan rose highest to head home Kevin Kelly’s right wing corner.Having taken the lead, Drumoghill were content to absorb whatever it was that Cappry had in their locker. Their best player on the day, Barney Lafferty, always looked the most likely source of an equaliser with his creativity in midfield but David O’Carroll and Chris O’Donnell were in no mood to surrender.Drumoghill stood strong as the game wore on and were rewarded with eight minutes to go when Crossan rifled home his second after Richie Moore’s effort had been saved.A big result for Drumoghill as the race for honours looks like going down to the wire.Referee: Paddy MartinGweedore United 3 Dunkineely Celtic 0This game played in Carrickboyle saw the home side collect all three points following a convincing performance. The game started with both sides pushing for the opener with good play and half chances at each end. The home side took the lead in the 23rd minute following good play and a dummy by Ciaran Mc Fadden which was well finished by Shane O’ Donnell to make it 1-0. United settled well after the opening goal and began to push for a second. The second goal came in the 26th minute when good play from the home side was excellently finished by Ciaran Mc Fadden past Murrin in the Celtic net to make it 2-0. In the second half the visitors were reduced to ten men in the 48th minute after the ball was stopped on the line by a hand and the ref had no option but to award a penalty. Declan Murrin saved the resulting penalty and gave the visitors a chance to get back into the game. United continued to dominate with Ciaran Mc Fadden, Brian Gallagher and Darren Ferry going close but Murrin did well on each occasion. The visitors did well to hold United and had a number of half chances on the break, however they could get past the well marshalled Gweedore defence. United ensured the three points in the 85th minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden hit a screamer from 25 yards into the top right corner to make it 3-0. It was a good team effort from Dunkineely, however the home side played well with Ciaran Mc Fadden and Frank Mc Gee excelling on the day. Referee: Joe Mc HughCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar F.C. 2 Copany Rovers 5Copany moved into pole position in Division Two with this comprehensive victory over neighbours Drumbar F.C. A David Graham hat-trick helped the title chasers record an important result as they played their game in hand and went a point ahead in the table. Best for Drumbar was Joe Gallagher while Leonard and Graham excelled for Copany.Glenree United 0 Ballybofey United 2It was a great day for a game in Mevagh parish but the sun didn’t shine in the home dressing room at full time as Ballybofey Utd ran out two nil winners.Glenree started the game the brighter and they came close on several occasions through Paul Coyle and Andrew Kelly but the away keeper was up to the task each time.The first half finished 0-0 and with no changes from either team the 2nd half resumed at a more upbeat tempo. Glenree were unlucky again on 46 minutes not to have broken the deadlock through Oisin Langan. The attacking style of play from Glenree resulted in a breakaway by Ballybofey who were awarded a penalty which David White converted. Ballybofey got their 2nd on 75 minutes when a long ball invited the Glenree keeper to come off his line and the ball was headed over his head again by White. Two good team performances. Referee: Martin Mc AnenneyDunlewy Celtic 1 Convoy Arsenal 1In an entertaining game in Dunlewey the spoils were shared. Both teams started brightly and both keepers were tested. Lorcan Gallagher pulled off a fine save while Hugo Cannon tested out the convoy keeper with a curling cross. The second half was nip and tuck with Paul McFadden and John Cannon pulling the strings for the home side. The breakthrough came with a magical run from James Hendry Alcorn who crossed in to Manus Cannon to volley home. This didn’t upset the visitors and they hit back when James Toner knock home from close range. Best for Dunlewey John Cannon, Stephan Gallagher, Patrick Cannon and Kevin Doohan.Team Performance from ConvoySATURDAYDowntown Cup Quarter FinalsOrchard F.C. 2 St. Catherines Reserves 0It took extra time to separate these two sides in a keenly fought quarter final played in Ballyare. Both teams worked hard with both defences on top early on. St. Catherines came closest to scoring in the first half when they had a header go just over from five yards. Orchard came close before the break when Peter Blake’s shot from inside the box was well saved by Brian Smith. The second half continued much the same with Smith denying Sean Sweeny twice from close range. The first period of extra time was a tight affair until Redmond Doherty foundJoe Mc Carron with a short corner and he struck an unstoppable shot into the top corner. St Catherines pushed hard in the second period as they chased an equaliser but Orchard caught them on the break on 108 minutes when Andrew Doherty broke down the right and slotted home form a tight angle. Best for Orchard: Sean Sweeney. Best for St. Catherines: Brian SmithCastlefin Celtic Reserves 3 Glenree United Reserves 2Difficult playing conditions didn’t prevent this game being played in traditional Cup style.Castlefin had a great chance after two minutes when Marcus Curran’s shot was well save by Glenree keeper Darryl Gibson. Glenree broke the deadlock on four minutes when Damien Nelis took a perfect touch and placed the ball easily past the Castlefin ‘keeper. Castlefin had a great opportunity to equalise on thirteen minutes when they were awarded a penalty but Glenree keeper Gibson made a brilliant save to deny Keith Nelis. Damien Nelis should have doubled Glenree’s lead but his header went wide of the open net. Castlefin continued to search for a goal before the break with Ronan Tourish coming close when his free kick hit the post.Castlefin finally made a breakthrough early in the second half when Paul Logue’s corner found Mark Lafferty. Lafferty shot through a crowded box to level the score at one each. With both teams searching for a winner Castlefin took the lead. Ronan Tourish found Keith Nelis who did well to control the ball and drill home on eighty minutes. Glenree levelled the game once more in the 85th minute when a mix-up in the Castlefin defence allowed Carl Mc Elhinney an opportunity to find the net. Castlefin got the winner with a minute remaining when Barry Tourish’s well placed cross found Ronan Tourish in front of goal and he headed home to secure Castlefin’s safe passage to the semi-final of the Downtown Cup. Best for Castlefin: Peter Bryson and Brian Dooher. Team performance from Glenree. Referee: Victor Rainey.Arranmore United 0 Glenea United Reserves 1Arranmore played Glenea at An Screaban as Rannagh Park was unplayable. On a blustery day the wind played havoc as both struggled to retain possession early on. The 1st half was an even affair with both defences and midfields on top and both keepers having very little to do. Glenea started the better in the 2nd half and went close with a one on one, but couldn’t convert. Minutes later Glenea made the breakthrough when, following a great cross from the right, Dean Gallagher found the net. In a game that looked like whoever scored first would go through Glenea defended excellently for the remainder with Ciaran Mor pulling off a brilliant save with ten minutes to go. Team performances both sides.Fintown Harps AFC 1 Glencar Celtic 3Fintown Harps, looking to retain the Downtown Cup, faced Glencar Celtic at Pairc Achla on Saturday. In the 20th minute Glencar’s Marty Brogan broke the deadlock, he scored from a free kick just outside the box. Fintown’s Brian Delaney levelled the game in the 32nd minute from a cross from Cathal Ellis. Ruairí Kelly then put the visitors in front again from a free kick with five minutes left in the first half. In the second half both teams put in a massive effort to win this game. Fintown got lucky when they were awarded a penalty from a hand ball in the box. Daragh Gallagher stood up to take it but Glencar’s keeper pulled off a great save to keep them in the lead. In the closing stages of the game Glencar’s Paddy Collins slotted home their third goal to assure their place in the semi-finals. Entertaining team performances by both teams. Referee: Ed Moore.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 3 Tullyvinney Rovers 1Milford collected only their second home win in the league against a determined Tullyvinney. With the wind at their back Milford applied the early pressure and on fifteen minutes Christy Mc Cafferty capitalised when a through ball from Lee Burke left him one on one and he chipped the keeper from twenty yards. Milford created a couple of excellent chances but were unable to convert. Tullyvinney made their intentions clear at the start of the second half when a long ball was pumped in and not cleared and ended up in the back of the net. They continued with the long ball and pushed further up but were caught on the break when after JJ Fleming’s through ball freed Christy Mc Cafferty who was upended in the penalty box and he scored himself from the resulting penalty. The game was finished off when from a Johnny Sweeney corner the ball ricocheted off Kelly for an own goal.Cranford United Reserves 1 Curragh Athletic Reserves 3Curragh started this game on the front foot and were one up after five minutes through a neat finish from Shea Hannigan. Cranford responded well and were pushing for an equaliser but got caught on the break by Gary Heaney in the twentieth minute who put Curragh two up. Then with chances falling to both teams Curragh, again on the counter attack, got a third through Dan O’ Brien in the 40th minute. Cranford pulled a goal back in the 60th minute, a good finish by Brendan Giles. Cranford pressed hard but could not break down the Curragh defence again. Team efforts.Donegal Town Reserves 3 Gweedore United Reserves 3It was honours even when second met third at the Hospital Field on Saturday afternoon. Donegal made the better start and deservedly took the lead when Ciarán O’Reilly tapped home a superb cross from Paul Gerard Duncan. After the break Donegal doubled their lead when Joe McIntyre curled a lovely effort into the top corner. Gweedore battled back and equalised with a great counter attacking goal. Soon after they were level when their centre half rose highest to head home at the back post from a wide free kick. Chris Hegarty looked to have won the points for the home side when he turned in the area to fire home with ten minutes remaining on the clock. Gweedore kept plugging away and ensured they left with a point when they scored form a penalty kick in the dying moments of the game. Good team performances from both sides.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYDowntown Cup Quarter FinalsOrchard F.C. 2 v 0 St. Catherines ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 3 v 2 Glenree United ReservesArranmore United 0 v 1 Glenea United ReservesFintown Harps AFC 1 v 3 Glencar CelticSATURDAYGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 3 v 1 Tullyvinney RoversCranford United Reserves 1 v 3 Curragh Athletic ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 3 v 3 Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United 2 v 3 Lifford CelticMilford United 0 v 0 Gweedore CelticWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United 1 v 7 Keadue RoversEany Celtic 0 v 7 Castlefin CelticDrumoghill F.C. 2 v 0 Cappry RoversGweedore United 3 v 0 Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar F.C. 2 v 5 Copany RoversGlenree United 0 v 2 Ballybofey UnitedDunlewy Celtic 1 v 1 Convoy ArsenalDeele Harps P v P Raphoe TownFIXTURESSATURDAY 15-03-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners v St. Catherines ReservesMulroy Celtic v Glenea United ReservesOrchard F.C. v Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Celtic v Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesArranmore United v Strand Rovers ( K.O.1p.m. )Curragh Athletic Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesTullyvinney Rovers v Keadue RoversSUNDAY 16-03-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United v Donegal TownCurragh Athletic v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United v Castlefin CelticLagan Harps v Eany CelticDrumoghill F.C. v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoWhitestrand United v Raphoe TownGlenree United v Dunlewy CelticCopany Rovers v Convoy ArsenalBallybofey United v Drumbar F.C.Deele Harps v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 9th, 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