Keyes locks points for Boys’ Town

first_imgArnett Gardens missed a great opportunity to move into second spot in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) standings, after losing 1-0 to Trench Town rivals Boys’ Town in the Trench Town derby football game at Barbican Field yesterday.Peter Keyes scored the game’s only goal after 35 minutes to help the Collie Smith Drive-based club rebound from their west Kingston derby defeat to Tivoli Gardens the previous weekend.”We lost a tough one to Tivoli last week, but we worked on it and bounced back and got the three points,” Keyes told The Gleaner.The striker, who has three goals this season, was pleased to get the winner.”It’s very important to score, but it was most important to get three points because we are screaming for points right now. So it doesn’t matter if it’s one of six goals, as long as we win.”He added: “I have been performing fairly well this season, but it’s just that the goals have dried up from last season. But I’ll continue to put in the work and, hopefully, the goals will continue to come.”As a forward, the job is to score goals, scoring goal is my job; so if I can get a goal every game, that would be good for the team. But it’s always a team effort, each time we try to play as a team to get three.”Arnett Gardens controlled the possession in the early minutes of the game and had a few threatening attempts, but Boys’ Town were also bright, and on 33 minutes, Adrian King tested Damian Hyatt with a rasping effort from 25 yards.Two minutes later, Boys’ Town took the lead when Keyes turned home Xavian Virgo’s low shot across the face of goal from five yards out.Arnett controlled the remainder of the game, but wasted their opportunities to draw level, with Newton Sterling and Kemal Malcolm coming closest to scoring.Boys’ Town coach Andrew Price said they played a strategic game in order to avoid consecutive derby defeats.”The team played to our strategy, because we know Arnett were going to come hard because derbys are always competitive. But today we were disciplined and kept our shape; we just want to be consistent,” he said.Boys’ Town remained in eighth with 18 points, while Arnett (23) stayed third on goal difference, the same as Humble Lion (23), who defeated Tivoli Gardens (18) 1-0.UWI FC (16) moved one place up to ninth after Anthony Greenland’s brace against his former club, and cellar-dwellars, Rivoli United, gave UWI a 3-2 win.Yesterday’s ResultsBoys Town 1 Arnett 0Portmore 0 Waterhouse 0Reno 1 Harbour View 0UWI 3 Rivoli 2Humble Lion 1 Tivoli 0Today’s game8:40 p.m. Cavalier vs Montego Bay United at Stadium Eastlast_img read more

Vehicles older than 8 years will be disposed of – GRA

first_imgThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is reminding auto dealers of the new law restricting the importation of vehicles older than eight years.Government earlier this year announced legislative changes to the Customs Act that restricts the importation of vehicles that are eight years and older, from the date of manufacture to the date of importation, from entering Guyana. This new law took effect from May 1.However, despite notices to this effect already issued in the media, importers are still bringing the restricted vehicles.“The GRA therefore urges vehicle importers to desist from purchasing such vehicles and attempting to import same, since vehicles in contravention will be forfeited and disposed, thereof, in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Laws. Other fines and penalties may also be imposed,” stated a release from the taxation body on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Commissioner General of the GRA, Godfrey Statia, told Guyana Times that the Authority wanted to remind the public of the restriction, hence the release.“A few importers and individuals are still (importing such vehicles) and claiming ignorance so we just wanted to be pellucid that this is the law,” he remarked.Moreover, Statia explained that those importers who would have already purchased or had vehicles eight years and older at the wharf when the May 1 enforcement took effect, are given a “special concession”.The vehicle restriction does not apply to heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks, lorries, vehicles used in the agricultural and industrial sector and special purpose vehicles.The highly-unpopular measure was announced by Finance Minister Winston Jordan, during the presentation of the 2016 National Budget in January, which he said was part of the coalition Government’s programme of ‘greening’ the economy and protecting the environment.The ban, seen by many as anti-poor and anti-business, covers cars, vans, busses, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), and pickups. The Government in the same vein had moved to remove the taxes on vehicles less than four years old as a cushion. The excise tax on 1500cc vehicles less than four years old was removed, while there was a 50 per cent reduction of the excise tax to 10 per cent on vehicles less than four years old between 1500cc and 2000cc.Several auto dealers had spoken to Guyana Times back when the announcement was made and noted that the ban will only benefit the upper-middle class and described the move as “jumbie economics” being implemented at a time when the Guyanese economy was struggling to “keep its head above water”.last_img read more

First Lady opens 1-month ICT workshop for Mahdia

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger opened an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workshop for 30 residents of Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).First Lady Sandra Granger listens to a group of students from the Mahdia Primary and Secondary Schools as they welcomed her with a medley of national songsDuring a simple ceremony held in the Regional Boardroom, the First Lady underscored the importance of technology to youth and community development, especially in providing greater access to employment. She also emphasised that it was important that the hinterland was not “left behind” in this modern age of technology.“We think of the young people, who are going to be the ones who will be leading this country and who need the skills of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to be able to survive and thrive in the 21st Century and Mahdia, like many of our hinterland areas, must not be left behind,” Granger is quoted as saying by the Public Information and Press Services Unit of the Ministry of the Presidency.The First Lady, according to the Public Information and Press Services Unit, added that her focus on ICT was to ensure that young people in Guyana do not just become consumers in a technologically driven world, but can also “write programs and develop software”. She encouraged the participants to consider the types of businesses that they could establish with the knowledge that they would acquire.“Think about the possibilities and where you can create your niches. You can do it by yourself or you can do it with a group of friends you trust,” the First lady advised.Board of Industrial Training (BIT) Vice Chairman Donald Ainsworth; Mahdia Mayor David Adams; Region Eight Regional Executive Officer Mitzy Campbell and Regional Chairman Bonaventure Fredericks also attended the workshop.last_img read more

Teachers to go on STRIKE!

first_img…walk out of salary talks with GovtBy Jarryl BryanThe two sides as they sat down for the meetingIn a new twist, an unsatisfied delegation from the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) staged a walk out on officials of the Education Ministry during a meeting on Thursday to discuss a proposed multi-year agreement.Present at the meeting were Education Minister Nicolette Henry, Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson and team, while the Union had its President, Mark Lyte; General Secretary Coretta McDonald and other union members.According to the Ministry in a statement after the meeting, the walkout was prompted by Minister Henry informing the Union that Government could only offer teachers the same increases it offered all public servants.GTU members as they walked out of the meeting with the Ministry“Teachers being public servants, therefore, will also benefit from the proposed wage increases,” the Ministry said. “Dissatisfied with the response, the GTU President decided that the meeting should not continue and together with his colleagues left the boardroom thereby leading to a premature end of the discourse.”According to the Ministry, the GTU had informed them it had no problem with the Government’s approach to non-financial issues, based on the last meeting the Union had with officials. The problems reportedly arose from the financial aspect of discussions which included salary increases, debunching, allowances and duty-free concessions.“What should be noted is the fact that even as the GTU President Mr Lyte stood up to truncate the meeting, all other members of the Union remained seated, including the General Secretary of the Union, Ms Coretta McDonald. McDonald suggested to Mr Lyte to sign the non-financial aspect of the agreement, but those pleas were not heeded.”“Following the meeting, Minister Henry reiterated that at this point in time, the Government of Guyana is proposing to all of its public servants, including teachers, increases which have been made public,” the Ministry noted.StrikeWhen contacted by Guyana Times, Lyte stated that the walkout resulted from the Government not addressing the Union’s substantive proposal. While noting that they remained open to talks with the Government, Lyte revealed that the Union would be commencing countrywide strike action from next week.“The talks were specific to proposals from the Union two and a half years ago. The Minister, in her chairing of the meeting, subsequently tried to treat with matters outside of the purpose of the meeting.”“Also, the Minister bluntly indicated during the five minutes or so the meeting lasted that the teachers would get the same that was offered (to) public servants, without even talking about what we proposed,” Lyte claimed, adding that the Government’s “imposition” would not be accepted this time around.That being said, Lyte stated that a countrywide strike was expected to commence by next Friday. This, according to the GTU President, is to allow enough time to ensure the membership is properly notified.“Even in that interim, we are still open for something definitive to be put before us in terms of our proposal. (But) I take having the Minister trying to sideline the discussion this afternoon as an indication that the Administration was not prepared to treat with the proposal put forward.”AgreementIt was only on Wednesday that Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo had thrown his support behind the GTU and called for Government to have a sitdown with the Union. The Union had recently threatened strike action over frustrated efforts to negotiate salary increases.Jagdeo had expressed his support for a new agreement and had lauded the previous agreement which he noted gave teachers a number of benefits. In light of this, Jagdeo had urged that the Government make meeting with the teachers a priority.“Teachers have been calling for two and a half years now to have another agreement similar to the five-year agreement that they had with us that had many benefits, for example money set aside for housing for teachers and duty-free concessions for teachers of certain categories. A lot of teachers are retiring now, and they can’t get the benefits there. So I would urge that the Government meet urgently with those teachers and continue to have the discussions surrounding an agreement that would look at all those benefits the teachers enjoyed,” he stated.FrustratedAt a press conference last week, Lyte had been critical of Government refusing to act on proposals for salary increases and benefits. In retaliation for this inaction, he had said the GTU would be calling out its members to engage in strike action.Lyte said that after more than two years, officials at the Education Ministry remain reluctant to have a sitdown with the Union and discuss debunching payments. He had noted that the teachers were becoming more frustrated by the day, and warned of the consequences if the teachers decided to down tools to make their voices heard.“Another budget would be presented, and we have not come to an agreement for the proposal. We believe that this is disrespectful and comes in direct contravention to the labour agreement (in effect) between the Ministry and the Union, and it is a clear fact that this Administration is not seeking to properly remunerate our teachers,” Lyte had said.The issues of concern to the Union include the stagnated negotiations between the GTU and the Education Ministry. The negotiations focused on, among other things, increased teachers’ remuneration and outstanding payments.Additionally, the Union had expressed concern about a memorandum that could see teachers having to work during their designated lunch period.last_img read more

Minor Hockey Weekend Results

first_imgThe Flyers are off to Provincials in Penticton in one week. Petroleum Association Midgets Win ChampionshipOn Sunday the Petroleum Midget Flyers won the All Peace Midget Tier One Championship banner by defeating the Rycroft Sharks in a two game total goals playoff series. The first game was played last weekend in Rycroft with the Flyers getting off to a slow start and falling 4-3 to the home team on a late third period goal. The highlight of the game was the solid play of goaltender Kyle Bakstad who made 47 saves to keep the game close and putting the home town boys in a competitive position for their home game.On Sunday morning the Flyers showed up on a mission. They scored the first goal and never looked back potting another three for a 4-1 win to bring the Banner to Fort St John. The game was a fast hard hitting affair with the home town boys holding their own. Travis Mclean stood tall in net making 41 saves and was particularly strong in the third period when the chips were down. The playoff offence was led by Blair Karasiuk with one goal and four assists and Brett Young with two goals and two assists. Other goal scorers were Cayle Bell, Dayne Pedersen, Marvin Yahey and Jordan Gies with singles. Assists were made by Pedersen with two and singles to Gies, Jordan Harder, Wyatt Anderson and Brennan Stragier. Both Head Coach Elliott Harder and Assistant John Bacso were particularly pleased with how the team came together when it mattered most.Advertisement The following minor hockey results have been submitted to Energeticcity.ca and Moose FM.  If you have a local sports story, make sure you e-mail sports@moosefm.caRoss H. MacLean Had a Strong Showing in Final All Peace SeriesThe FSJ Pee Wee AA Flyers were in tough against the Grande Prairie Titans for the finals of the Tier 1 All Peace League as the Titans had not lost a single league game this year. – Advertisement -On Saturday, the Flyers struggled to find the net and lost 4-0. Lane Delfs was strong between the pipes keeping the Flyers chances alive allowing only 4 goals on 41 shots. The Flyers held the Titans to only one goal in the first period of the second game in Grande Praire and then netted two of their own in the second frame to take the lead. Alex Hartman picked up Ryan Mulligan’s rebound and Sheldon Loewen tipped in Hartman’s shot from the point on the Flyers first goal and one minute later Kyle Johnson backhanded Hartman’s rebound into the top corner to make it 2-1 for the Flyers. With only 3 minutes left in the period the Titans tied the game.In the third, the Titans scored four minutes in to make it 3-2 but Hartman’s shot from the point found the back of the net to tie the game at three. Shortly after, James Bowie gave the Flyers some hope when he picked off a pass and rushed in alone but he was robbed of a goal. The Flyers generated many more chances but they couldn’t net another one. The Titans scored their final goal at the nine-minute mark on the powerplay as Colten Lancaster couldn’t to support the Flyers with outstanding goal tending.Advertisement The next action for the Midget Flyers is the BC Provincial Midget Tier 2 Championship starting on March 7 in Cranbrook BC.last_img read more

Maradona fine after World Cup health scare

first_img0Shares0000Argentina legend Diego Maradona says he is feeling fine after suffering a drop in blood pressure during his country’s win over Nigeria © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 27 – Diego Maradona says he is fine after sparking a health scare following Argentina’s dramatic late win against Nigeria that saw them progress to the last 16 of the World Cup.Maradona had been visibly emotional during the match in Saint Petersburg, which Argentina had to win to stay in the tournament. He leaned over the front of the VIP box from where he was watching with friends and made an obscene gesture after Marcos Rojo scored a late winner.“I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not and was not hospitalised,” the 57-year-old wrote on Instagram on Wednesday.A video emerged showing the 1986 World Cup winner looking dazed.He walked with difficulty and was guided into the dining room of the VIP section by two friends before sitting down in a chair.“At half-time against Nigeria, my neck hurt a lot and I suffered a drop in my blood pressure,” he said.“I was checked by a doctor and he recommended that I go home before the second half, but I wanted to stay because we were risking it all,” he wrote.“How could I leave?”A medical source told Russia’s RIA Novosti state news agency that paramedics checked Maradona’s blood pressure but that the star refused all other assistance.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Watson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic 3 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2Kilmacrennan Celtic entertained Kerrykeel on Wednesday evening in a game that was played in sunny conditions at the Flagpole in Rathmullan. Kilmacrennan started brightly and took the lead through an Eddie Doherty goal on the 5th minute. Kerrykeel levelled matters in the 18th minute after a corner found Marty Mc Ateer’s head. The game wasn’t level for long after as free kick from Aidan Sweeney was headed home by Garry Gorman on the 22nd minute. Kilmacrennan seemed in total control and doubled their lead when Christy Connaghan scored. Kerrykeel pressed hard to try and get back in the game. They forced Kilmacrennan’s keeper Jason Hegarty into a good save. Kerrykeel were given a lifeline after Darren Toland brought down a Kerrykeel attacker inside the box and they were awarded a penalty which was scored by Johnny Friel to make it 3-2. The second half was a cagier affair where both teams cancelled each other out and chances were few and far between. Kerrykeel had the best chance in the second but couldn’t find a way past Kilmac’s defence who stood firm for a vital three points in their bid for promotion. Best for Kilmac: Seamy Peoples and Aiden Sweeney.Best for Kerrykeel: Mark Friel. Referee: Martin Coll Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 0 Keadue Rovers Reserves 4Curragh played this game with a few regulars missing and were one nil down after 10 minutes when a Keadue long throw was headed into the net. Keadue doubled the lead after 15 minutes when their striker lobbed the keeper. Curragh upped their game and should have scored through Gary Heaney. Curragh had several good only for the Keadue keeper to keep his sheet clean. Keadue scored a breakaway goal in the 85th minute to kill off a hard working Curragh. Keadue scored again in injury time.Old Orchard Saturday Division OneOrchard F.C. 3 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1Orchard edged out Castlefin by 3 goals to 1 in an entertaining game played in fine conditions on Friday evening. Orchard opened the scoring with 30 minutes gone on the clock when a long free-kick out of defence was cushioned beautifully by John Boyle into the path of Peter Blake who kept his composure for a neat finish. With five minutes gone in the second half Blake turned provider with a great ball over the top for Bonner who had his initial shot saved by the keeper but was quickest to the rebound to score from close range. Castlefin were always in the game and made it 2-1 when Gavin McNulty scored with a well struck shot to the bottom corner. Boyle ensured that any hopes of a Castlefin revival were short lived when he scored the goal of the game with a fine left footed shot to the bottom corner from 15 yards out. Best for Orchard: Peter Blake, John Boyle, and Barney Mc Menamin. Good team performance from Castlefin. Glencar Celtic 10 Glenree United Reserves 2In this top versus bottom clash it was the current champions Glencar who came out on top and kept their push on to retain the title with an emphatic 10-2 victory at the flagpole.Glencar started the game well and enjoyed large spells of possession but just couldn’t break the dead lock. The breakthrough came on 20 minutes with good a good run from Rory Gallagher to tee up Froggy to slot home. Shane Hilley doubled Glencar’s advantage shortly afterwards with a good finish form the edge of the area. Froggy found the net again on 30 minutes after he was upended in the box and slotted home from the spot. On 40 minutes Sean Houston fired home from the edge of the box. On the stroke of half time Froggy sealed his hat-trick after feeding Michael Molloy who’s superb cross was met again by Froggy to head home and put Glencar 5 up at half time. Glencar fell asleep at half time and two quick goals at the start of the second half from Peter Brannigan gave them something of a wake-up call and they responded in fine fashion with Glencar’s Froggy hitting the net five more times without reply from the visitors taking his tally to eight for the game and Glencar’s to ten.Erne Wanderers 3 Glenea United Reserves 0 (No report received)Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumbar F.C. 2 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 1A bright start from the home side should have seen them 1-0 up after 4 minutes only for Ray Balogun’s placed shot to come back off the post. It was a tight first half with the home side dominating most of the play and they went in at 0-0 at halftime. The second half started in similar fashion with Ray Balogun on his toes. He took control of a knock down from Conrad Clarke and rounded the keeper and finished well to put the home side 1-0 up. Drumoghill later spurned one of the few chances they created in the second half with a wayward header at the back post however it wasn’t long before Drumoghill’s number 7 equalised from a throw in and a knock on to the back post for a tap in. Ray Balogun scored a carbon copy of his first goal from a tighter angle to finish the game off on 75 minutes. The Drumbar defence held out strongly for the last 15minutes. Team effort from Drumoghill. Drumbar’s Aidan Cassidy, Enda Brogan and Conrad Clarke rolled back the years to put in very impressive performances as well as goal scorer Ray Balogun.Strand Rovers 5 Milford United Reserves 0Strand welcomed Milford to Strand Park, Maghery. Strand started very brightly and pressed hard early on and were rewarded on 20 minutes when a wonder free kick from Gerard Diver from about 30 yards out nearly bust the back off the net. Diver scored again 5 minutes later when he found himself one on one and rounded the keeper to make it 2-0. After 40 minutes Brendan Glackin crossed for Darragh Hanlon to flick on and Doalty Boyle tapped home to make 3-0 at half time. Paddy Glackin scored to make it 4-0 in the second half. Brendan Brennan scored a screamer from outside the box to put the final nail in the coffin for Milford and it ended Strand 5 Milford 0, great team effort from Strand.Tullyvinney Rovers 4 Cranford United Reserves 0Tullyvinney Rovers ran out easy winners over Cranford Reserves on Saturday. James Sweeney opened the scoring on fifteen minutes when he reacted quickest to a loose ball in the box. Square Mc Nulty added their second with a shot from outside the area. Sam Hegarty and Matthew Grant added two more in the second half to put a gloss on the scoreline. Referee: Barry HunterUlster Junior Shield FinalConvoy Arsenal 3 Moville Celtic 1Ryan Carlin’s Orchard Park men ensured that the Ulster Junior Shield remained within the jurisdiction of the Donegal Junior League as they defeated Moville Celtic Reserves in the Final on Saturday evening at Diamond Park. This was rarely a result in doubt after Convoy’s player/manager opened the scoring after six minutes. He was at it again before the interval when he spotted the Moville custodian off his line and he curled a beautiful shot beyond the netminder. Only one name had been engraved on this Shield prior to Saturday and that was the name of Convoy’s neighbours Raphoe Town who won this competition in it’s inaugural season. The fact that it will reside only a few miles up the road for the next twelve months was put beyond any notions otherwise when Carlin outpaced the Inishowen League side’s defence to add his and Convoy’s third with time almost up on match referee Con Mc Laughlin’s timepiece.ReportsBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 5 Lifford Celtic 1This one started off pretty even with both teams showing great endeavour. Lifford went one up on twenty minutes with a fine strike. Their lead only lasted five minutes however with Daniel McHugh equalising with a free kick. Donegal upped the tempo and took the lead just before half time with Benny Byrne getting on the end of a David Bustard cross. Lifford had started well in the second half but went 3-1 down on the hour mark. David Bustard, counter attacking from right back, played in Daniel McHugh and he finished with a classy chip over the keeper. After this it was comfortable for Donegal and they added two more before the end with Benny Byrne netting his second and Jamie White completing the scoring for the home side. David ‘Ted’ Bustard best for Donegal, team effort from Lifford.Milford United 1 Gweedore Celtic 3( No Report Submitted )Kildrum Tigers 3 Drumoghill F.C. 2( No Report Submitted )Rathmullan Celtic 3 Glenea United 2Rathmullan emerged with maximum points from the latest scintillating battle between these two rivals at the Flagpole. While they have been battling for titles and trophies in recent seasons this year both are in need of points for very different reasons which ensured that no quarter was given from the first whistle. In the end an 88th minute header from Kieran Gorman gave Rathmullan three valuable points as Glenea were left cursing the Flagpole once more. Glenea had twice levelled the game after Rathmullan got off to a fabulous start. A terrific committed game of football from both sides on the day which yet again proved to be well worth the entrance fee. Referee: Kevin LogueWatson Hire Division OneDunkineely Celtic 3 Copany Rovers 1With little other than pride to play for Dunkineely came out on top in this battle of the bottom two teams in the division. Dunkineely started the best and went into the lead in the third minute when Aaron Byrne found the net. They continued their dominance and doubled their lead on fifteen minutes when Paul Murrin scored. Copany fought their way back into the game after this and pulled a goal back through Stephen Doherty on 35 minutes. The second half was a closer affair with the visitors coming more into the game. They almost equalised on 50 minutes, forcing a fine save from the home keeper. Dunkineely wrapped up the points on 58 minutes when Paul Murrin got his second of the game.Kilmacrennan Celtic 1 Lagan Harps 1The game between Kilmacrennan Celtic and Lagan Harps was switched to Errigal College on Sunday. Kilmacrennan were playing against a strong wind in the first half and didn’t have to wait long for the first goal when Lagan’s Drew Connolly received the ball on the edge of the box and had no problem giving Lagan the lead. The two teams cancelled each other out for the rest of the first half with few chances for both sides. Kilmacrennan came out the stronger team in the second half and equalised matters in the 60th minute when Michael Mc Laughlin sent a corner ball into the box and it was headed home by Christy Conaghan. Kilmacrennan pushed looking for a winner but Lagan caught them on the counter attack and went one on one but Kilmac’s goalkeeper kept the game level. Kilmacrennan continued to press on for three points and were unfortunate to have a goal disallowed in the last minute, after an alleged hand ball. This brought the game to a close with a level score line and both teams taking a point away. Best for Kilmacrennan: Seamy Peoples and Timmy Burke. Best for Lagan: Drew ConnollyKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0 Gweedore United 1Gweedore left Kerrykeel after a smash and grab performance to retain their status as a Division 1 team leaving Kerrykeel wondering how they didn’t win this encounter. Kerrykeel started the better and pushed Gweedore back into their own box for most of the first half. Marty Mc Ateer and Paul Gibbons both went close and Fergal Friel also had a good strike form eighteen yards which just went wide. Gweedore’s only effort of the half came on the stroke of half time when Ciaran Mc Fadden forced Shane Sandilands into a fine save.The second half started with Kerrykeel pressurising with attack after attack but player/manager Brian Gallagher held his defence firm. A big talking point came on sixty two minutes when Kerrykeel were denied a penalty when Paul Gibbons was taken down in the box but the referee waved play on. Marty Mc Ateer hit the post on sixty eight minutes however the only goal came when Gweedore broke down the left after a Kerrykeel corner with Ciaran Mc Fadden finding space before rounding the keeper to fire home. Team performance from both teams Referee: Barry HunterCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 2 Dunlewey Celtic 0On a beautiful afternoon at Tymeen Letterbarrow came out comfortable winners on a score line of two goals to nil. Letterbarrow started brightly with John Corley and Conor McDaid unlucky to see their efforts just wide in the opening minutes. Dunlewy defended well throughout and were well marshalled by their outstanding goalkeeper. However the deadlock was broken on thirty minutes when Jamie Coyle was taken down in the box as he was about to shoot. The resulting penalty was slotted homed by Allan Foxton. Despite a number of clear chances it took Letterbarrow to the sixtieth minute to double their lead when John Corley showed some superb skill to pass three players before being fouled in the box. Allan Foxton scored again from the spot. Eoin Gallagher and John Corley were best for Letterbarrow with a very good defensive display by Dunlewy.Glenree United 2 Deele Harps 2It was the home outfit who started the game the brightest and took the lead after 8 minutes when Patrick Mc Groddy calmly slotted it past the keeper. Deele were under the cosh for the best part of the first half. The second half saw Deele get back into the match in fortunate circumstances when a corner kick was swung in only to be nodded into the net by a home defender. This gave Deele hope and they started to push forward. Barney Boyce had different ideas and scored in the 70th minute. The game was petering out when up stepped the young right winger of Deele to blast the ball into the top corner. The game ended as a draw and brought the curtain down on another season for both sides. Referee: Martin CollBrian Mc Cormick Cup Semi-FinalsCastlefin Celtic 1 Bonagee United 0A Gary Patton strike which Anthony O’ Hagan saved and an opening for Lee Mc Monagle were the only chances that Bonagee United created in the first half of this match. For their part Ronan Tourish had a shot deflected wide and Simon Mc Glinchey had a headed effort which also went agonisingly close as Castlefin Celtic attempted to break to deadlock. In the second half Ian Ward hit the post as Castlefin pressed. The current Cup holders finally broke the deadlock when JP Malley squared the ball into the path of Barry Tourish who crashed the ball high into the roof of the Bonagee net on 75 minutes. Castlefin again had O’ Hagan to thank when he saved from Darren Hunter as the game came to a finish. Castlefin will now attempt to retain their Cup when they play St. Catherines in the Final in May. Best for Castlefin: Anthony O’Hagan. Best for Bonagee: Team PerformanceSt. Catherines 0 v 0 a.e.t. Cranford United(St Catherines won 6-5 on penalties)It took all of one hundred and ten minutes and sixteen penalty kicks for St. Catherines to overcome Cranford United in this Brian Mc Cormick Cup semi-final. From play the neutral would find it hard to believe that these two sides completed their League campaigns a full division apart. Arthur Lynch’s men gave a great account of their ability and on this showing they looked capable of mixing it with the Premier Division Champions. But it is results that count and faced by the possibility of losing a Cup semi-final the Killybegs’ side dug deep and ground out a result. Christopher Murrin got the winning penalty after the sides had ended scoreless after extra time and both had scored three penalties in regulation. Murrin’s was the third round of sudden death and while it is never easy to lose a match in this manner St. Catherines will be happy to extend their season until May when they will contest the Brian Mc Cormick Cup Final against Castlefin CelticResultsWatson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic 3 v 2 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 0 v 4 Keadue Rovers ReservesOld Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 3 v 0 St. Catherines ReservesOrchard F.C. 3 v 1 Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Celtic 10 v 2 Glenree United ReservesErne Wanderers 3 v 0 Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumbar F.C. 2 v 1 Drumoghill F.C. ReservesStrand Rovers 5 v 0 Milford United ReservesTullyvinney Rovers 4 v 0 Cranford United ReservesUlster Junior Shield FinalConvoy Arsenal 3 v 1 Moville CelticSunday 12-04-2015Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 5 v 1 Lifford CelticMilford United 1 v 3 Gweedore CelticKildrum Tigers 3 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.Rathmullan Celtic 3 v 2 Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneDunkineely Celtic 3 v 1 Copany RoversCurragh Athletic P v P Keadue RoversKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 1 Lagan HarpsKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0 v 1 Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 2 v 0 Dunlewey CelticBallybofey United P v P Eany CelticGlenree United 2 v 2 Deele HarpsBrian Mc Cormick Cup Semi-FinalsCastlefin Celtic 1 v 0 Bonagee UnitedSt. Catherines 0 v 0 a.e.t. Cranford United(St Catherines won 6-5 on penalties)FixturesWatson Hire Division OneWednesday 15-04-2015Curragh Athletic v Keadue Rovers (8 p.m.)Friday 17-04-2015CT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United v Eany Celtic (7.30p.m.)Saturday 18-04-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesErne Wanderers v Fintown Harps AFCGlenea United Reserves v Orchard F.C.Glenree United Reserves v St. Catherines ReservesArranmore United v Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesCranford United Reserves v Strand RoversRamelton Mariners v Tullyvinney RoversDrumbar F.C. v Curragh Athletic ReservesSunday 19-04-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionSt. Catherines v Milford UnitedDonegal Town v Cranford UnitedGweedore Celtic v Drumoghill F.C.Glenea United v Lifford CelticWatson Hire Division OneCopany Rovers v Whitestrand UnitedDunkineely Celtic v Keadue RoversCastlefin Celtic v Lagan HarpsKilmacrennan Celtic v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: April 12th, 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

DONEGAL SOCCER STARLET SELECTED FOR REPUBLIC OF IRELAND U17 SQUAD

first_imgLiam Walsh watches on during action between Maiden City Academy and Celtic last year.SOCCER: A talented Donegal soccer starlet has been selected for the Republic of Ireland U17 squad.Liam Walsh from Kerrykeel plays for the Finn Harps U17 academy side and his impressive performances have led to an international call-up.He is the only player from Donegal selected on the Republic of Ireland U17 squad and will attend a training camp next week. The Ireland side is managed by former Finn Harps legend Tom Mohan.Liam is the younger brother of former Finn Harps, Derry City and Ballymena FC star Davitt Walsh.The former Maiden City academy player joined Declan Boyle’s U17 side and will be an integral figure for Harps in the LOI U17 league.We wish the talented midfielder all the best at the training camp next week. DONEGAL SOCCER STARLET SELECTED FOR REPUBLIC OF IRELAND U17 SQUAD was last modified: August 14th, 2015 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:newsSportlast_img read more

Cardiff owner pays tribute to late Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

first_imgCardiff owner Vincent Tan has told talkSPORT the death of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is ‘a big loss for Thailand’, as he paid tribute to ‘a great man, and a nice man’.The 60-year-old Foxes owner was killed on Saturday evening in a tragic helicopter accident, as his private aircraft crashed outside the King Power Stadium shortly after taking off from the pitch following Leicester’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.The club have described the disaster as the ‘darkest day’ in their history.Tributes have poured in for Khun Vichai – the man behind Leicester’s incredible Premier League win – from all four corners of the football world. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was a popular man with Leicester fans A statement from The Duke of Cambridge on the tragic helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club pic.twitter.com/UVQvzpUxBv— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 29, 2018Cardiff owner Tan, who hails from neighbouring Malaysia, also paid tribute to the Leicester chief and told talkSPORT a story of how Khun Vichai welcomed him to the Premier League when the Bluebirds were first promoted to the top flight under his leadership.“I knew him and I’m very, very sad this has happened – what a tragic accident,” Tan told talkSPORT host Jim White on Monday.“He was a great man, a nice man.“When Cardiff were promoted to the Premier League in 2013, he invited me and my family to lunch. A host of current and former players, rival supporters, clubs from England and abroad and even The Duke of Cambridge and Football Association president Prince William, who had known him for a number of years, sent their thoughts and prayers to Leicester City and the Srivaddhanaprabha family, who were at the King Power to lay flowers of their own. 2center_img 2 One of the many tributes which have been placed outside the King Power Stadium since Sunday morning “He is a big loss for Thailand and a big loss for Leicester City.“He did so much for Leicester City, especially when they won the Premier League title in 2016 – it was an incredible and remarkable achievement.“He was an icon in Thailand, Asia and the wider football world for what he achieved with Leicester.”Listen to Cardiff owner Vincent Tan’s tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha abovelast_img read more

JURY CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO CHURCHILL MAN’S DEATH

first_imgThe jury at the inquest into the death of a 66-year-old Donegal man, who died five days after being involved in a car crash, have called for an investigation into his death.Dad of nine Charles McBride of Falbane, Churchill, was involved in a head on collision driving towards Gaoth Dobhair on September 13, 2009.Mr McBride was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was scanned and received stitches to the back of his head and his knee, and discharged the next day. His student nurse daughter Evelyn McBride told Letterkenny coroner’s court that the consultant said her father had a crack to his sternum which would take time to heal. She however was concerned.Her dad was re-admitted to hospital on September 16 after visiting his GP. However it was too late – he had multiple undiagnosed rib fractures and was in renal failure.Pathologist Dr Gerry O’Dowd said the Churchill man had 14 rib fractures and died as a result of multi-organ failure.The jury returned a verdict consistent with Mr McBride’s injuries – that he had died as a result of multi-organ failure due to the trauma of a car accident which in turn caused renal failure.However they asked that the case being investigated further.JURY CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO CHURCHILL MAN’S DEATH was last modified: June 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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