Bartica host Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ this weekend

first_img– Providence Stadium venue for national playoffs’ finalWho will represent Bartica in the prestigious national playoffs of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ competition will be known this weekend when the final zone of the competition is played in that dynamic Region Seven community.Word emanating from that community is that defending champions River View will be hard pressed to retain their crown, won last year at the inaugural competition.In that final, River View had squeezed past Police, and the lawmen have already vowed to exact revenge in this year’s edition, which also has at stake a place in the national playoffs slated for later this month.The national playoffs are set to be staged on July 27th and August 3rd at the Pouderoyen Tarmac and Haslington Market Square respectively, while the final will be played at the National Stadium at Providence, East Bank Demerara.According to Guinness Brand Manager Lee Baptiste, ways have been explored to improve the tournament all-round, and he thinks the move to have the final played at the National Stadium for the first time is the right one; thus he expects a large turnout of fans, as usual.“It is always our intention to have improvements every year, and with the projected addition of stands to accommodate seated patrons, I think we will witness a wider cross section of fans’ support,” Baptiste said.The games will be played on the tarmac at the National Stadium, and entry is free.The tournament is widely regarded as the most popular street format of the game. Attendance is usually massive, and the benefit of cohesion and friendship among competing communities is usually the primary objective of the organisers.It must be noted also that Banks DIH, under its Guinness brand, has offered to give back to the respective communities from whence the winners of the zones originate. Sixteen teams will participate in the national playoffs.Meanwhile, the qualifiers for the national playoffs are seen below:GeorgetownGold is Money-ChampionSparta BossLeopold StreetBent StreetEast Coast DemeraraUprising-ChampionParadiseMelanie-BBuxton DiamondWest DemeraraShowstoppers-ChampionESPNWest Side BallersLindenSilver Bullets-ChampionDave and Celina’s All-Stars-National ChampionSwag EntertainmentBerbiceTrafalgar-Championlast_img read more

Momentum carrying Rowland

first_imgRowland head coach Gordon Hamlow expects the Raiders to continue using their up-tempo style and pesky defense against Elsinore, making up for Rowland’s lack of size. “We’ve got to stretch the floor and use our speed to our advantage,” said Hamlow, who switched the Raiders from a 2-3 zone to a man-to-man defense this season with excellent results. Elsinore (13-13, 4-6), an at-large entry from the Sunset League, has more athletic players and a methodical game plan that Rowland will try to disrupt. The Raiders have standout senior Philip Chase to lead the offense, and also expects big contributions from senior Eric Yee. “Everyone’s numbers are up,” said Hamlow, who prepared Rowland for the road ahead with a difficult nonleague schedule. “It was a tough preseason, but we clicked at the right time.” Bishop Amat didn’t get any favors from CIF, which gave the Lancers a tough pairing for today’s Division II-AA wild-card match and placed them in the `A’ bracket, in which the Lancers will face top-seeded Pasadena if they advance. Following a surprising run to the top of the San Antonio League standings, the Rowland High School boys basketball team opens the postseason today carrying loads of momentum and a No. 12 seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division III-A playoffs. The Raiders (14-14, 5-3), who grabbed a share of the league title last week with a rousing 71-67 victory over West Covina, have won seven of their past nine games going into tonight’s home match against Elsinore at 7:30. center_img “We expect it to be a low-scoring game,” said Amat head coach Brandon Ertle, whose defensive-minded Lancers will travel to Santa Clarita to face another defensive team, Golden Valley, at 7:30 p.m. “They seem like they have some kids that are pretty athletic, and I think it will be a close game. We’ll be prepared.” The Lancers (13-14, 3-5) are counting on freshman post player Jordan Salley, who quickly became an inside force, and several talented shooters. “We have a nice balance of inside play and guys who can shoot,” Ertle said. Golden Valley had a poor run in the Foothill League at 2-8, but started strong with a 10-6 nonleague record to finish 12-14 overall. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2684 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Chelsea’s Conte bemoans ‘unfair’ draw at Everton

first_img“I think we dominated the game and had lots of chances to score,” Conte told Sky Sports.“I think this result is unfair. Everton deserve credit, but we deserved to win.“We dominated the game and it is a pity to drop two points. It is normal to drop points with a poor performance, but not today.“It is not simple to dominate here. We needed a bit of luck.”The nearest either side came to scoring was when Everton substitute Ashley Williams put a header against his own bar with 14 minutes remaining.The result prevented third-place Chelsea from putting pressure on second-place Manchester United, who were due to face Leicester City in Saturday’s late game.Everton remain ninth and are now unbeaten in five league games since Sam Allardyce was appointed manager.Allardyce, who was without top scorer Wayne Rooney due to illness, conceded Everton’s point had been “hard-earned”.“In terms of effort, commitment, organisation, we have played a hugely talented front five and have had a bit of luck, but rolled up our sleeves to get a result,” he said.“It keeps the undefeated run going and you have to respect a point against the big boys.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea coach Antonio Conte (R) greets midfielder N’Golo Kante after the English Premier League match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England on December 23, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 23 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte felt the Premier League champions’ 0-0 draw at Everton on Saturday was not a fair reflection of the game.Chelsea controlled proceedings at Goodison Park, registering a total of 25 attempts at goal, including eight on target, but could find no way past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.last_img read more

West Brom fork out record £9m on Nigeria striker

first_img1 New West Brom striker Brown Ideye West Brom have splashed out a club record £9million on Nigeria international striker Brown Ideye.The forward has left Dynamo Kiev to sign a three-year deal at the Hawthorns and is the Baggies’ fifth summer signing following the arrivals of Chris Baird, Craig Gardner, Joleon Lescott and Sebastien Pocognoli.Ideye will wear the No.9 shirt at Albion and new manager Alan Irvine was delighted to capture the 25-year-old, who scored 34 goals in 74 games at Kiev.“Brown is a quality striker and I’m looking forward to working with him,” the Baggies boss said.“He’s a strong, quick, powerful player who likes to get in behind defences and has plenty of Champions League and international experience.”Technical director Terry Burton added: “When I arrived at Albion the recruitment department flagged Brown up as the man at the top of their wish list.“It is a fantastic signing because of the quality and the potential of the player. I can see that he really wants to be here and that he really wants to be playing in the Premier League.“He’s a dynamic player who likes to get in behind defenders and he has the pace to do so.“He gets himself into good scoring positions in the box and if there are opportunities then he will get on the end of them. We’re looking forward to seeing him play for the club and scoring goals.”The Super Eagles striker has scored five times for his country in 24 appearances, however he was overlooked for Stephen Keshi’s World Cup squad in Brazil.Ideye’s arrival will go some way towards compensating for the loss of Shane Long to Hull in January and Nicolas Anelka’s departure in March after the ‘quenelle’ celebration controversy.last_img read more

Crime really down, and LAPD the reason

first_imgRecently there has been a great deal of speculation as to why crime is down in Los Angeles – or whether it is really down at all. A few members of the intelligentsia attribute this reduction to an aging population and an improved economy. Given enough time, I am sure some of our more enterprising critics could even find a correlation between the lunar cycles and the recent reductions in crime in Los Angeles. But as someone who dedicates most of his professional time to searching for ways to reduce crime, I find these efforts to downplay good police work disingenuous. Unbiased social scientists know better. Without a doubt, there are many factors that can affect crime in a community. Population growth and demographic shifts can and generally do influence crime patterns. However, the same variables affect public health, economic development and other aspects of our daily lives. Yet seldom do we see scientists downplaying the importance of professional practices in other industries as they do in policing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The notion that policing practices can have more than a casual relationship in lowering crime seems to elude so many in academia. Critical evidence of police effectiveness is downplayed to fit old scientific paradigms or summarily dismissed as statistical anomalies. Unfortunately, this arrogance inhibits legitimate dialogue. It is also an oversimplification to attribute L.A.’s successes to the ability to move personnel as a reactionary force from one hot spot to the next. Los Angeles does not have enough officers to sustain the crime reductions we experienced in the last three years by flooding neighborhoods with cops consistently. Our successes are mainly attributable to committed cops. We are creating a culture in which police officers, from the highest levels of Los Angeles Police Department management to those working the field, know not only where crime is occurring, but, more importantly, what is causing it and what to do about it. Our people are immersed in the crime-fighting process with the single-mindedness more typical of Japanese auto industry executives in their quest for the perfect car. LAPD personnel are continuously assessing the city’s crime picture several times a week, reviewing and implementing strategies, taking corrective actions and evaluating our performance. We hold each other accountable for outcomes. We are teaching ourselves to examine crime much the same way a pathologist studies the nature of diseases to search for a cure. We also engage in the mathematical analysis of crime. For instance, we know that a relatively small percentage of the population (suspects and victims) and places (businesses and other venues) in any community disproportionately impact crime in that community. We call it our “10 percent factor.” LAPD officers are encouraged to determine who those people and what those places are, identify the most effective way to deal with the problem, and implement appropriate solutions. The results speak for themselves. In L.A., crime is substantially down for three consecutive years, despite the fact that unemployment is higher today than in 2000, our population is younger than in other major cities, we have more poverty than many comparable cities and fewer cops to do the job. The bottom line is that cops count. When one takes an objective view of Los Angeles today, police officers’ doing their job – not demographic changes or the economy – most likely account for this substantial crime reduction. George Gascon is assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 3 Glenree United Reserves 2Arranmore had the best of the 1st half but couldn’t make the breakthrough as Glenree were content to sit back. Chris Mc Glanaghey put Arran ahead with a brilliant finish to beat the advancing keeper from 18 yards following a pinpoint pass from Marty Proctor. Sean Conlon found himself through minutes later and to his credit he stayed calm and rounded the keeper before firing home. Glenree upped the tempo from here on in and Hamlin got one back with 20 minutes to go before Doherty made it 2-2 following a goalmouth scramble.. When it looked like it would finish 2-2 a cross from Proctor was headed on by Sean Mc Cauley and Mc Garvey rose well at the back post to powered a header beyond the visiting keeper. Orchard F.C. 5 Donegal Town Reserves 1Orchard started brightly with Ciaran Gibson going close on a few occasions. The stalemate was broken on 25 minutes with Rory O’ Gorman scoring a bullet of a header from a Charlie Creevy corner. Orchard made it two shortly after when Niall Bonner headed to the top corner following a great cross from Peter ‘Rascal’ Blake. The third came shortly after half time when Bonner set up Gibson for an easy finish. Donegal Town to their credit battled hard and were rewarded for their hard work with Benny Byrne scoring a great header at the back post following a corner. On 75 minutes Bonner made it 4-1 with a neat finish to the bottom corner following a fine through ball from strike partner Gibson. Bonner completed the scoring with a penalty late on. Good solid hard working performances from both teams.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 2 Tullyvinney Rovers 3For the second week in a row Milford threw away three points with a poor second half performance. Milford were by far the better team in the first half and opened the scoring through a fine effort from Lee Burke. Ciaran Blaney grabbed the second from close range on the half hour. Tullyvinney got their first of two penalties on the stroke of half time with Square McNulty slotting home. Tullyvinney came more into the game in the second half and equalised through Stephen Devine after Milford failed to clear a corner. Square McNulty got his second from the spot and Tullyvinney held on for the three points.Keadue Rovers Reserves 3 Drumbar F.C. 1Keadue Rovers Reserves kept up their quest for honours at the top of the Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two when they outscored visitors Drumbar F.C. by three goals to one on Saturday afternoon at Central Park. Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 0 Mulroy Celtic 1A wonderful strike from Shaun Mc Govern on the hour mark was enough to settle this tightly contested game. Both teams had played some fine football in the first half but Drumoghill will feel they should have taken something from a game which they dominated for long periods. Mc Govern’s goal came from a Drumoghill clearance which he latched onto and hit an unstoppable shot pasted Daniel Mc Cready in the Drumoghill goals. Drumoghill responded well after this and should have had their equaliser ten minutes later when Shay Mc Daid drew a fine save from the Mulroy keeper. John Rodgers again had the fans off their seats when his 30 yard shot managed to beat the Mulroy keeper only to hit the post and go wide. Micheal Sweeney was impressed for the visitors wile Marcus Mc Guire and David Gordan impressed for Drumoghill.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKildrum Tigers 2 Rathmullan Celtic 1 Kildrum Tigers took the lead on 42 minutes when Shane Brown headed home from a Glenn Bovaird cross. Rathmullan got back level when Jonny Mc Ginty went to clear the ball but missed it completely leaving the striker one on one with the goalkeeper and finished nicely to the corner. Kildrum got the winner when Rory Feeney headed home. Good performances from both teams.Milford United 7 Lifford Celtic 1Milford inflicted a heavy defeat on Lifford as they were ruthless in front of goal in the first 25 minutes and solid in defence. Milford went one up when Joey Cullen struck from 25 yards following a clearance by Paul Given. Mark Flood made it two a couple of minutes later tapping home from a corner. Gary Merritt did good work following a Joey Cullen through ball and he drilled home past the advancing Given. Lifford started to create a few chances foiled only by two fine saves from Caolan Mc Gettigan. Then on 37minutes David Gethinsraced through to drive home for the visitors. On 40 minutes Gary Merritt latched ontoa Mark Flood through ball and delightfully chipped the advancing keeper from 35yards at an acute angle. On the stroke of half time James Logue raced on to a Gary Merritt through ball to hit the net. At the start of the second half Lifford pushed to get back into the game but after 10 minutes a great ball up the line by Damian Casey was taken under control followed by a great cross by Merritt for Logue to take it down and drive home for the goal of the game. In the final few minutes a Logue free kick was driven into the box and looked like it avoided everyone but may have got a touch and hit the back of the net to give the young fella a suspecthat-trick. Good team performance by Milford and best for Lifford was the lively James Connolly. Referee: Kevin Logue.Glenea United 3 Donegal Town 2In fine conditions the home side collected three more points in their battle to get away from the relegation zone. After a quiet opening 20 minutes they started to get on top through the efforts of Kevin McFadden and Kevin Muller but failed to take any advantage of the chances that came their way. Glenea eventually took the lead on 35 minutes when Sean Coll’s deep free kick to the back post was headed back across goal and Ryan McFadden was on hand to head home from close range. In the 2nd half Glenea started strongly and were rewarded on 63 minutes when Darren Mc Geever picked up a loose ball and drove into the box before squaring it for Michael Barry to finish. Glenea continued to press and it took a couple of good saves to stop Glenea extending their lead. Glenea got their 3rd goal on 75 minutes when Padraig McGee converted from the penalty spot after Ryan McFadden had been brought down. Donegal pulled a goal back on 83 minutes with an effort from PJ Byrne and it was Byrne again who got their second on 90 minutes with an effort from outside the box.Best for Glenea were Kevin Mulhern, Sean Coll and Ryan McFadden, while Daniel McHugh was best for Donegal Town. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Cranford United 1 St. Catherines 1The points were shared in a tough game in Cranford Park. St Catherines, the runaway leaders, started well but the Cranford defence stood strong. Cranford took the lead after 20 minutes when Kielan Mc Elwaine played James Lee Mc Bride in and he finished well. St Catherines came at Cranford again but they didn’t get too many clear chances. They came out strong in the second half and were rewarded with 20 minutes to go when the David Conwell finished well. Cranford could have won it in the end but a draw was the result. Team performance from both sides with the Cranford team putting in one of their best performances this season.Cappry Rovers 2 Gweedore Celtic 6Cappry Rovers were hit for six goals at Cappry Park by Gweedore Celtic who are fighting to stay in the Premier division. Cappry opened the scoring in the twelfth minute when Brian Lafferty scored with a shot to the corner of the net past the diving keeper. Gweedore had a few chances to get back on level terms but couldn’t find a way past the home defence.Cappry increased their lead in the fortieth minute when Benny Bonner scored to the top right hand corner of the net from a free kick. Gweedore got a goal back following the centre when Eamon Doogan scored following a rebound after keeper Eoin Gallen had saved. Tommy Diver got the visitors on level terms on the stroke of half time when he scored with a shot to the top of the net.Jamie Boyle put Gweedore in front in the fifty second minute when he scored direct from a free kick. Tommy Diver got his second and Gweedore’s third in the fifty fifth minute when the Cappry defence failed to clear their lines. Cappry tried to get back into the game but it was the visitors who scored again in the sixty second minute when Colin Ferry hit a rasper of a shot that gave Cappry keeper Gallen no chance. Cappry had a few half chances to score but to no avail. Paul Rua Mc Bride wrapped up the points for Gweedore in the seventieth minute when he beat the off side trap to score with a low shot to the net. Team performance from Cappry. Tommy Diver and Paul Rua Mc Bride were best for Gweedore. Referee: Joe Mc Hugh.Watson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.(Match Postponed, Re-Fixed for Wednesday 8th April K.O. 6.30 p.m.)Copany Rovers 1 Castlefin Celtic 5Castlefin Celtic used one of their matches in hand to move five points clear at the top of the Watson Hire Division One. With both Lagan and Kilmacrennan not in action the Castlefin men didn’t miss the opportunity to pile the pressure on their closest suitors. On the other hand it was the final nail in the coffin of Copany Rovers’ Division One adventure, for now anyway. Last season’s Division Two Champions have struggled at the higher level and are now certain to be relegated as they can’t gain the required points to save them from their remaining games. With three matches still to play Castlefin Celtic have their destination firmly in their own hands and only a complete about turn would see the fail to lift the title.Gweedore United 7 Dunkineely Celtic 1This game played in glorious conditions at Carrickboyle saw the home side gather the three points following a strong second half performance. The first half was a tight affair with good chances at both ends. United took the lead in the 7th minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden found himself in good space and chipped Mc Mullen in the visitors net. The visitors began to settle and played good football putting the United defence under pressure. In the 14th minute Adrian Nesbitt’s shot was excellently saved by Shaun Mc Clafferty. Two minutes later Mc Clafferty pulled off another good save for United from Paul Murrin. The home side extended their lead in the 35th minute when a good delivery from Paul Duggan was finished by Frank Mc Gee to make it 2-0. In the second half United added 5 more goals with Ciaran Mc Fadden netting another 3, Frank Mc Gee getting his second and Shane O’ Donnell also on the score sheet. Dunkineely pulled one back in the 87th minute when Daniel Gallagher hit an excellent shot from 18 yards into the top corner leaving the United keeper with no chance. Paul Murrin and Daniel Gallagher played well for Dunkineely with Ciaran Mc Fadden and John Mc Fadden excelling for United. Referee: Michael Mulhern.CT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 1 Deele Harps 5Letterbarrow started this game at a high tempo and took a deserved lead on ten minutes when Allan Foxton slotted home a penalty after Jamie McCrea had been fouled when through on goal. On twenty minutes Aaron Bennett thought he had put the home side two up but he was caught offside by Seamus Mc Groary. One minute later Shane Gallagher scored an equaliser when he chipped the home keeper from thirty yards. That goal exposed the home side’s low confidence and Gallagher had his second only two minutes later when he tapped in from close range. Letterbarrow again started the second half brightly and created a number of good chances but it was Deele who got the fourth goal of the game when Emmett Catterson headed home from a corner. Deele went on to secure the point through goals from Odhrain McShane and Shane Gallagher.Bonagee United 1 Ballybofey United 1The visitors came close on six minutes when a corner from the right was deflected against the post by a Bonagee defender. Patton in the visitor’s goal had a good save from a Mark Hunter free on twenty minutes from just outside the box .Damien Glackin for Ballybofey saw his strike from twenty five yards just go wide of the post on the half hour. Peter Mc Namee for the home team saw his strike on goal on forty minutes well saved by the keeper. Bonagee took the lead on the hour after a Larry Maguire pass found Mark Hunter on the halfway line and his through ball found Shane Gibbons who beat the keeper to the ball and tucked it away in the bottom corner of the net. Both teams had half chances but nothing to bother either keeper. Ballybofey levelled the match on seventy five minutes after a great strike from twenty five yards by Christopher Mc Brearty which flew into the top corner of the net. Both teams kept pressing to get a winner but defences were on top on the day and a draw was probably a fair result. Team effort by both sides. Referee: Michael Mc FaddenUlster Junior CupDrumoghill F.C. 1 Clonmany Shamrocks 1 (a.e.t.)(Clonmany Shamrocks won 4-5 on penalties)Drumoghill’s dreams of landing silverware this season were denied in the mostcruel manner possible as they lost in 5-4 in a sudden death penalty shoot out to Clonmany Shamrocks. Having taken the lead through substitute Richard Tinney’s brilliant goal on 97 minutes, Drumoghill saw Clonmany equalise straight from the kick off before the Inishowen side eventually clinched victory thanks to Raymond McDaid’s penalty. This was a contest that lacked nothing in commitment and quality. Both teams possessed players that were technically adept and comfortable in possession, which made it a great game for the neutral. There was nothing in the contest for much of the period of regular play as both teams cancelled each other out. Indeed, it wasn’t until the hour mark when either keeper had a save of note to make as Ethan McCready sent strike partner Eunan Kelly through on goal. Kelly elected to shoot from 25 yards and Patrick Harkin gathered comfortably. Clonmany shaded the game in terms of possession for the first hour without really causing Drumoghill too much concern. Raymond McDaid and Steve Harkin worked hard in search of openings but they struggled to get their wingers into the action as Liam O’Donnell and Karlos Rodgers kept the McLaughlin brothers at bay. It seemed inevitable that extra time would be needed to separate these sides and it was no surprise that Paddy Martin’s full time whistle signalled this. By now, Richard Tinney had entered the contest as an 80th minute substitute for the injured Paul McCauley which meant that striker Eunan Kelly had to play out the remainder of the game as goalkeeper. Clonmany had actually started extra time looking the stronger of the two sides with Mickey Devlin and Liam Hirrell forcing Kelly into saves as Drumoghill needed to deal with Clonmany pressure. This pressure left Clonmany exposed to the counter attack and it was from one such move that Drumoghill finally broke the deadlock 7 minutes into extra time. Chris Malseed was instrumental in the move, winning possession in his own corner and after a sequence of triangle passes with David O’Carroll and Phillip Whyte they had sent Liam O’Donnell free on the right wing. O’Donnell could’ve shot on goal himself, but he had the composure to delay his pass to Tinney until the substitute had reached the edge of the box and the midfielder drove home to open the scoring. For much of the afternoon it looked like one goal would be enough to win it and that should’ve been the case. Disaster struck for Drumoghill straight from the kick off as Clonmany equalised. Mark McLaughlin took possession from the restart and saw that Eunan Kelly was off his line. The forward deserves credit for having the intelligence to spot the opportunity as well as possessing the skill to find the net and he executed it to perfection. Drumoghill though can only blame themselves for their complacency and not anticipating the speed of thought that McLaughlin demonstrated.Liam O’Donnell almost won it in the final minute of extra time for the home side but his effort went high and wide to the sound of the full time whistle. Penalties it was and Clonmany prevailed. Eunan Kelly was superb in the shoot-out as he saved two and then scored his own to give his side every chance to win but it was left to McDaid to clinch victory and the midfielder made no mistake to send the Shamrocks into a final date with Cootehill.Erne Wanderers 1 Cootehill Harps 3Heartbreak for Erne Wanderers as they fell short on Sunday in the Ulster Junior Cup semi-finals on a scoreline of three goals to one. The first half was a cagey affair with good football being played by both sides and Wanderers were left to rue no fewer than four great one v one chances that they passed up and this was ultimately their downfall as Harps punished some slack defending by the host’s. When a bouncing ball wasn’t dealt with their striker dispatched it low and hard into the bottom corner on twenty minutes. The second half saw Erne pin the visitor’s back but they couldn’t create any clear cut chances until a great move saw Mark Dorrian played in by Mulligan and his effort clipped the crossbar. Another fine move down the right resulted in Eamonn Cleary collecting the ball inside the box and his square ball found Russell who dispatched to the top corner to level matters on the hour mark. It was all Erne at this stage with the visitor’s rattled but they were hit with a sucker punch with fifteen minutes left when Harps’ managed to win the ball on the left and the winger drove forward and crossed to find the striker who managed to squeeze it in. Erne went all out then and pushed forward searching for a leveller but instead got caught in injury time to a breakaway for Harps who finished the game off. A disappointing end to Wanderers Cup run but missed chances cost them dearly. Referee: Con Mc LaughlinResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 3 v 2 Glenree United ReservesOrchard F.C. 5 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 2 v 3 Tullyvinney RoversKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 v 1 Drumbar F.C.Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 0 v 1 Mulroy CelticSunday 05-04-2015Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKildrum Tigers 2 v 1 Rathmullan CelticMilford United 7 v 1 Lifford CelticGlenea United 3 v 2 Donegal TownCranford United 1 v 1 St. CatherinesCappry Rovers 2 v 6 Gweedore CelticWatson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic P v P Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Copany Rovers 1 v 5 Castlefin CelticGweedore United 7 v 1 Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 1 v 5 Deele HarpsBonagee United 1 v 1 Ballybofey UnitedUlster Junior CupDrumoghill F.C. 1 v 1 (a.e.t.) Clonmany Shamrocks(Clonmany Shamrocks won 4-5 on penalties)Erne Wanderers 1 v 3 Cootehill HarpsFixturesWednesday 08-04-2015 Watson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. (6.20 p.m.)Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves v Keadue Rovers Reserves (8p.m.)Saturday 11-04-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United v St. Catherines Reserves (1 p.m.)Orchard F.C. v Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Celtic v Glenree United ReservesErne Wanderers v Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumbar F.C. v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesStrand Rovers v Milford United ReservesTullyvinney Rovers v Cranford United ReservesUlster Junior Shield FinalConvoy Arsenal v Moville Celtic (5p.m.) BallyareSunday 12-04-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town v Lifford CelticMilford United v Gweedore CelticKildrum Tigers v Drumoghill F.C.Rathmullan Celtic v Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneDunkineely Celtic v Copany RoversCurragh Athletic v Keadue RoversKilmacrennan Celtic v Lagan HarpsKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic v Dunlewey CelticBallybofey United v Eany CelticGlenree United v Deele HarpsBrian Mc Cormick Cup Semi-Finals K.O. 2p.m.Castlefin Celtic v Bonagee United -Diamond Park, BallyareSt. Catherines v Cranford United -Orchard Park, ConvoyDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: April 5th, 2015 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

‘It defies logic’ – Former referee blasts Premier League’s VAR decision

first_img What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 2 revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The biggest criticism of VAR at the World Cup was over the awarding of penalties for alleged handballs England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 changes ALTERED Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett has blasted the Premier League’s decision to not implement Video Assistant Referees (VAR) ahead of the 2018/19 season.Hackett, the former head of Professional Game Match Officials Limited, along with the wider public watched on as VAR was used to great success throughout the World Cup.center_img SORRY Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal predicted Getty How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? gameday cracker Most read in Premier League “They’ve got a reputation of bringing things forward; the communication kits they supported and they helped referees, they introduced goal-line technology ahead of the game.“VAR is never going to be an absolute answer to all errors through the course of a game, but it will help referees.“I think we’re short of match officials in the Premier League, and we are going to have fun, because over the next few months we, as spectators and pundits, are going to be criticising those decisions that are made incorrectly, and we are going to be calling for VAR.”Hackett may have suggested the public will be having fun over the next few months due to the Premier League’s misstep, but he actually believes it will only take until the first gameweek for the decision to not implement VAR to backfire.He continued: “It defies logic! I mean, who makes these decisions? After a shaky start, VAR became a great success at the World Cup Aside from a couple of dodgy calls which caused concern, the use of video replays to aid referees was a roaring success to ensure incorrect calls were overturned, leading to suggestions the scheme would be implemented in the world’s biggest football competitions before too long.The Premier League actually discussed having VAR in place for the start of the 2018/19 season, but clubs voted against the option, with England’s top flight to continue ‘advanced testing’ of the system throughout the coming campaign.Tests undertaken last year in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup were not particularly successful, but the implementation of VAR at the World Cup has proven the system does work, and Hackett has blasted the Premier League’s decision to delay VAR in the English top flight.“It’s the biggest clanger the Premier League have ever dropped,” Hackett told talkSPORT. silverware “They’ve got this one wrong. Wait until the first weekend, then we’ll get the first error and everyone will be saying: ‘that could have been resolved by VAR’.“One of the things we didn’t see in the World Cup was a Maradona goal [Hand of God]. We did see the odd error, but that’s only down to getting the system in operation and in use.“Once it was bedded in, it worked superbly.”last_img read more


first_imgA toddler has been killed in a tragic accident in Letterkenny.The little boy was struck by a car.The little boy, who was just 22 months old, was playing in the Bomany area at Creeve Glebe just before 7pm when he was struck by a van last night.It is understood the toddler was struck by the van in his driveway. The area has been sealed of and a full forensic examination is taking place.The name of the little boy or any further details of the tragedy have not yet been released by Gardai.Gardai remained at the scene of the tragedy this morning.  BREAKING NEWS: TODDLER KILLED IN TRAGIC VAN ACCIDENT was last modified: September 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

RTÉ’s Kathryn Thomas welcomes baby girl

first_imgBroadcaster Kathryn Thomas has welcomed her first child with fiancé Padraig McLoughlin this Friday, saying she is “utterly in love.”The 39-year-old presenter’s new arrival came a week early, with both mum and baby doing very well. Sharing the great news on Instagram along with a picture of baby Ellie’s tiny feet, Kathryn says: “Ms Ellie Mcloughlin couldn’t wait any longer to meet us. Our gorgeous girl was born Fri 23rd March @ 10.02am.“She is the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen and Mum and Dad are totally and utterly in love.”Baby Ellie is particularly special to the couple as Kathryn suffered two miscarriages within the last three years. Bravely speaking about losing two babies on The Late Late Show earlier this year, she said that she felt a huge degree of self-doubt, asking herself “Did I leave it too late, am I working out too hard, am I eating the right thing?”“You go through self-blame, you go through ‘why me’, you go through ‘is it ever going to happen’ and it’s very testing on a relationship as well,” she told Ryan Tubridy.Kathryn Thomas on the Late Late Show earlier this year: “Not a lot of women talk about it, but so many women go through miscarriage,” she said.“The anxiety never leaves you… when it’s happened to you a couple of times.“It is still a taboo subject in Ireland. I just think it needs to be part, and considered to be part, of the pregnancy process, because it is.“It’s taken us three long years… until I have a baby in my arms, it’s still kind of weird for me to talk about it, but if it gives anybody hope out there that you can get to a place, and just to try and stay as positive as you can, even when you don’t feel it, that would be the only piece of advice I’d give to any couples out there.”Despite the sonographer being concerned over little Ellie’s heartbeat during the 6 week scan, Ellie thrived and is now a happy and healthy new member of the McLoughlin family.Kathryn has promised fans lots of pictures of her new arrival on her Instagram. Watch this space! RTÉ’s Kathryn Thomas welcomes baby girl was last modified: March 25th, 2018 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:babykathryn thomaspregnancylast_img read more

Meet 49ers latest starting running back: Jeff Wilson Jr.

first_imgSANTA CLARA — When Jeff Wilson Jr. debuted as the 49ers latest running back in this season’s injury-riddled cycle, Jeff Wilson Sr. was there in Tampa cheering on the son he weaned on football in the tiny, east Texas town of Elkhart.After the younger Wilson produced 134 yards of offense last Sunday, he emotionally spoke about how this was the payoff from daily practices in the front yard with his father, himself a former east Texas star running back.“It was awesome, because I used to always …last_img read more