Spadafora decisions White over eight at Heinz Field

first_imgINSIDE ACTION— Former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora and Jermaine White exchange glancing blows during their fight at the VIP tent at Heinz Field. Spadafora cut White early and sent him packing with a stellar performance in front of a capacity crowd of approximately 1,200. Promoter Mike Acri, along with Miller Lite and major supporter attorney Eric Laurie, looked on and saw Spadafora put on a show against White who has fought against some of the toughest fighters in the world. by Kenneth W. OgilvieUnbeaten former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora (43-0-1) returned to the ring Sept. 30 under the VIP tent at Heinz Field.  The “Pittsburgh Kid” put on a show for his fans and dominated his opponent Jermaine “Too Sweet “ White (17-3) from Las Vegas.center_img White had previously fought Julio Cesar Chavez and Ruben Galvin.All three judges had it unanimous for Spadafora. Judges George Kachulis and Alexis Pierce scored the fight 78-73. Judge Dana DePaolo had it 79-72.Referee Rick Steigerwald took a point away from Spadafora for a head butt. Spadafora explained that White was trying this (rough tactics) all night and that he could fight street style with the best of them.The victory could set up a fight with one of boxing’s best like Ricky Hatton or Marco Antonio Barrera.The future will tell.One thing for sure, with trainer Pernell “Sweet  Pea” Whitaker in his corner, Spadafora has become a stronger puncher in his last two fights and well on the way to showing the world he is back.“We get a champion, we’ll show them how good you look,” Whitaker said to Spadafora.On the undercard, Welterweight Jesse Lubash (12-0) of Munhall scored a unanimous decision over Jessie Davis (11-15) of Savannah, Tenn., Junior welterweight Rod Salka (9-0) of Elizabeth scored a unanimous decision over Devarise Clayton (6-6-1) of Orlando and Heavyweight Paul Zalus of West Deer (3-0) stopped Ryan St. Germain of Elkhart, Ind by TKO  (2-5).last_img read more

MVP admits PH 2023 hosting bid ‘expensive’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The Philippines will be the primary venue for the 2023 Fiba World Cup, with half of the group stages being held at Smart Araneta Coliseum and Mall of Asia Arena.The other half will be staged at Okinawa Arena in Japan and Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.The cavernous Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan will be the site of the final rounds, with the organizers expecting record turnouts for the event.ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 After the Philippines losing to China for the 2019 event, the amiable executive admitted that SBP had a hard time deciding on making another run at the 2023 event knowing how much money the country had to dole out.But with the arrival of Japan and Indonesia in the hosting candidacy, it got easier for SBP to make one last bid as Pangilinan saw this event as his lasting legacy for Philippine basketball.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 folkWhile executive refused to bare the amount the SBP had to release for the bid, he knows it was all worth it.“I don’t think it’s right to be precise about numbers,” said Pangilinan. “This is no small work. You cannot put a price on this thing. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Manny V. Pangilinan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan wouldn’t deny that the Philippines’ joint bid in the 2023 Fiba World Cup with Japan and Indonesia didn’t come cheap.“The first word that came to my mind was expensive,” he bared on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ F2 skipper Cruz: We wanted to show we can come back Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

Criminal Lawyer Jason Doe Solves: The Case of the Crying Wolf

first_imgA fawn-colored light streaked here and there with tints of deepest orange. It was like the multicolored light of a rainbow.Inside the courtroom, a fever of enthusiasm filled defense lawyer Jason Doe when he said, “You definitely want justice for the victim, don’t you?”“Yes,” the victim’s father, Johnson Kollie said with a grin.“Have you thought about the possibility that this man, Leslie Solo, the defendant, might not be the one who is responsible for the crime he is being accused of?”“I don’t have to think about that.”“But you want justice for your son?”“Absolutely!”“And your son was not living with you before his death?”“Yes.”“And it was not because he wanted to live by himself but because you did not want him to live with you?”“That was a family matter.” The prosecutor rose to object but changed his mind and frowned.“You asked him to leave your house and that particular night you threw his belongings out of the house?”Prosecutor Rufus Teah shouted, “Your Honor, this is too much. What has that got to do with his son’s murder?”Leaning closer with his arms on the bench, Judge William A. K. Jeboh glared at Jason Doe and said, “Will counsel justify his line of cross-examination?”Jason Doe smiled, and turning swiftly to the judge said, “I am trying to reveal the entire circumstances that in desperation caused the tragic death at his own hands.“I am also trying to show how culpable the father is in the events that led to the young man’s unfortunate death.”“Very well,” Judge Jeboh said “You may continue.”“Thank you, Your Honor,” Jason Doe said, and turning to the witness in the box, said, “You loved your son like any good father would?”“Yes I loved him.”“And because you loved him,” Jason Doe said, “you were prepared to do as much as you could in his interest.”“Yes.”“And even though there have been witnesses who have testified that you are an excellent father, they never told the Court about your periodic fights at your house with him, along with the woman who lives with you?”“Families have problems here and there.”“While that is true, those witnesses did not know that despite their claim of your love for him,” the lawyer said. “You were constraint to throw your son’s things, including his clothes, out of a house you have given him and had resided for the last five years.”“It was a poor judgment on my part.”“You did not tell the prosecutor that when you asked him to leave the house, after you threw his things out of the house,” the lawyer said, “neighbors were good enough to steal everything you threw out, did they not?”“I don’t think so.”“You don’t think about what?”“I…I…I…,” the witness stuttered and shifted his position.“Please remember you are under oath to tell the truth.”“Yes.”“All the things that belonged to your son were stolen by neighbors while you stood there, did you not?”“Yes.”“What was the reason you asked him to leave, and did not give him at least a month to leave the house?”“Mr. Doe,”’ the witness said, “my son has been murdered by that man,” he pointed his finger defendant Leslie Solo, the Good Samaritan who took the victim in after he was thrown out of his house, “and I’m sure the law will give me justice.”“That’s the objective of this Court,” the lawyer reminded him, “but at the same time circumstances that led to your son’s death indicate your own negligence about the son you claimed you love and on whose untimely death you are here accusing a man who rescued your son.”“Parents can have disagreements with their children.”“You were one of the first persons to be by the remains of your son’s body?”“Yes.”“What was in the hands of the decedent?”“The decedent held firmly in his folded arms several sheets of paper.”“And the sheets were from a book that you owned, is it not?”“Yes.”“And you told the police that the decedent had apparently stolen from a neighbor?”“Yes.”“Who did you have in mind as the one that your son might have apparently stolen from?”“I am not sure I can remember what I said.”“But you told the police your son you claimed you loved had stolen from someone?”“I think…”“No, don’t think,” the lawyer interrupted him, “just tell me what you told the police.”“I had always kept money in that particular book,” the witness said, “and someone stole the book from my house.”“So was it the fact that your son allegedly stole from a neighbor as you indicated to the police?”“I was simply confused.”“And you told a lie to incriminate your son?”The prosecutor was on his feet, “This is not proper cross-examination, not sufficient background laid.”“Sustained,” the judge declared.Jason Doe smiled and rephrased his question.“The truth was that your son did not steal anything from you?”“I had the impression that he did.”“Tell the Court about your intention to provide such negative about your son?”The witness shifted his position again and all the spectators stared at him.“It was pure assumption.”“And you assumed that your son stole from you and also from someone?”“I was simply confused and not to myself,” the witness said. “He was one of the few that visited the house though.”“And the torn book belonged to you and not to a neighbor as you told the police?”“Yes,” he responded, lamely, and a titter among the spectators dealt a lasting blow to the witness’ claim.The lawyer allowed his answer to sip through the Court and then walked to the defense table and pawed through some papers and, returning to the witness, said, “Did your son have the habit of stealing things from you?”“No.”“Was there any evidence that he stole the book?”“He was indebted to someone in a mount of 1, 000 US dollars and therefore when the book and the money disappeared, I assumed that he was the one.” “How much money was hidden in the book?”“About 3, 000 US dollars”“But he denied it?”“What else could he have said?”“But he denied it,” the lawyer repeated. “Is your answer yes or no?”“Yes,” the witness said, embarrassed.Jason Doe allowed the witness’ answer to sip through the spectators and then change his line of questioning.“Are you presently married, Mr. Kollie?”“I am a bachelor.”“But you have a live-in girlfriend?”“Does it have anything to do with this?”“Is that your answer?”“Well,” the witness said, “I have a live-in girlfriend.”“Felicia Zoe is her name?”“Yes.”“Is she still in Monrovia?”“She has traveled abroad to buy goods.”“And that means she took along a considerable amount of money for the trip.”“Yes.”“Will you please tell the Court the feud that erupted between you and your live-in girlfriend a week before your son’s death?”The witness lowered his head and began to fret with his hands. The brief silence was filled with the echoes of ceiling and standing fans rattling on their hinges.With a frown, Jason Doe went for the kill: “Is it not a fact that on March 22 you accused your live-in girlfriend of ‘stealing’ your money for a young man that you suspected she was going out with?”“Yes.”“On March 30, just before her trip to Nigeria, did you not find concealed in her bag an amount of 3,000 US dollars along with a note or a letter allegedly written by her lover requesting for money, as she had promised him?”“Something like that.”“Is it yes or no, Mr. Kollie?”“Uh-uh.” “Could that money not be the missing 3, 000 US dollars?” “It could be the money or not the money.”“On the night of your son’s death,” the lawyer continued, “which was on April 4, did you not shadow your live-in girlfriend when she reportedly visited her lover, who happened to live in the same vicinity of your son, that is in Sinkor around 14th Street.”“Uh-uh.”“Is that yes or no?”“Yes, I was trying to find evidence against her.” A ripple of laughter filled the room.But suddenly, the witness began to perspire. The lawyer was not done with him and moved to burst the case wide open.“Isn’t it true that due to your intense jealousy when you hid around your live-in girlfriend’s lover’s house, which was about 11:30 p.m., you by accident encountered this man who you thought was your girlfriend’s lover but incidentally was your son?”“It was fate,” the witness said, and covered his face with both hands.Jason Doe said, “Perhaps it was a chance meeting but you assumed it was the man who was going out with your girlfriend and as a result you assaulted him by knocking him dead.”“Oh, Your Honor,” the prosecutor whined, “this is getting too much.” But the judge raised his right hand to silence him, urging the witness to answer the question.“I was not to myself.”“So jealousy consumed you to the point that you were prepared to kill another?”“I had intended to only find out the information and then leave her.”“But you could not control your emotion after you found the information and allowed your jealousy to dictate to you to kill your son.”“I did not know it was him.”“You did not know it was who?”“My son.”The lawyer grinned and said, “So instead of doing the reasonable thing by leaving your girlfriend, you chose to kill what incidentally turned out to be your son.”Tears filled the witness’ eyes, and he fought them back with a white handkerchief.“Please help me,” he said, as his face darkened and his eyes narrowed slightly.“And still unaware that the victim was your son, a book he had taken from your house to do research for a project he had initiated, and assuming that his attacker wanted the book, he had held it till you bashed him to death?”“Please tell him to stop because I am losing my mind.”Jason Doe’s forehead knitted into a perplexed frown as he turned swiftly and smiled, before strolling to his table. He grinned at the defendant, whose spirits had apparently been elevated by the blistering evidence that had vindicated him. Judge Jeboh, also grinning, said, “It is shocking the level a man can go to vent his jealous anger and concoct a plot to involve the innocent.“This case has underscored one of man’s inherent deficiencies in his affair with the opposite sex. And while this case is horrible, the Court is pleased that an innocent man was not prepared to face a trial that would have exhausted his joy as a free man.“The Court appreciates the forthrightness of defense lawyer Jason Doe and now stipulates that the witness must now be held since there is a probable cause to begin his trial for crying wolf in his attempt to let someone carry his load.“At the same time,” Judge Jeboh went on, “the Court orders the defendant released.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LRA Exceeds Revenue Target

first_imgThe Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Elfrieda Stewart Tamba, has applauded staff and employees of the Authority for “diligently” working to surpass the 2014/2015 fiscal year revenue targets approved by the National Legislature, according to an LRA press release.In the 2014/15 Fiscal Budget, the LRA was mandated to raise US$635.23 million, but the entity, through its vigorous revenue enforcement programs, exceeded the amount by US$8.22 million, netting a total of US$643.46 million.Commissioner Tamba said though the collection of revenue is not an easy task, the LRA can meet and surpass its annual targets when each and every staff “earnestly dedicate their daily assignments to achieving the overall revenue goal, mission and vision.”“I want to say a big thank you and congratulations to each and every employee and contractor of the LRA for working hard to exceed our revenue targets,” Mrs. Tamba told the staff at a general meeting where she announcedfurther that each staff member was entitled to a bonus for the fiscal period of 2014/2015.The Act creating the LRA provides for bonus to the entity if it exceeds revenue targets set out in the National Budget by the National Legislature. As a result, the LRA received a bonus of US$400,000, which has since been disbursed to all employees and contractors for the fiscal period.Commissioner Tamba urged employees and staff of the entity to exert their efforts and energies in collecting all lawful revenues due the country as an excellent way of contributing to the development of their native land.It should be noted, the release stated, that the LRA shared its bonus with other revenue generating ministries and agencies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man brutally chops reputed wife who threatens to end relationship

first_img– lifeless body of suspect found hangingA 32-year-old mother of six is battling for her life after she was chopped to her neck and hands by her reputed husband during an argument at Swan Community, Linden-Soesdyke Highway on Tuesday.The woman, Malicia Andrews was attacked and chopped around 02:30h on the day in question.The suspect, 39-year-old Ian English, subsequently took his own life after committing the act. He was found hanging a short distance from the home the couple and their two children shared.Charmalita Adams, the youngest sister of the now injured woman, related that Andrews visited her mother’s home to discuss some problems that she was facing in her relationship.“She went down by mommy, cause we ain’t know if they get problems, she never used to speak out … he follow she down there and tell she come with he, but sheInjured: Malicia Andrewsdidn’t want to ‘cause she ain’t want he no more….,” the sister stated.The suspect, however, followed Andrews to her mother’s home at Lot 22 Swan Community, and demanded that she return home with him, but she refused while informing him that she wanted to end the relationship.The suspect reportedly became enraged, armed himself with a cutlass, went into the house and dealt Andrews several chops to her body. The injured woman reportedly ran into the yard and collapsed.Believing his partner to be dead, the suspect collected a rope along with the blood-stained cutlass and fled the scene. Andrews was picked up and rushed to the Diamond hospital in critical condition and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.English’s body was discovered by Police ranks who were summoned to the scene after the chopping incident. His body was cut down and taken to the Lyken Funeral home to await a post mortem.Andrews remains in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The couple, who shared a relationship for several years, had two children ages 13 and 2.last_img read more

Molasses shortage points to negative impacts of downsizing sugar – former Minister

first_img– says effect devastating to small farmers tooBy Samuel SukhnandanRecent reports that there is a shortage of molasses in the country as pointed out by Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) which said that it had to import 14,000 tonnes of molasses last year for its rum operations, points to a shortfall in the sugar industry.Former Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie RamsammyThis is according to former Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy who told Guyana Times on Monday that the admission by DDL that they imported molasses at a significant cost is not surprising. Rather, he said it confirms the Opposition’s warning that the closure of sugar estates will have costs way beyond the temporary subsidy Government was making to the industry.“Unfortunately, the costly import of molasses is only one of the incalculable loss Guyana is experiencing from the downsizing of sugar. Further, the increased cost to DDL means Guyana suffers from reduced tax generation and an increased deficit in the international trade balance because our export is reduced and our import continue to increase,” he explained.The former Minister said when import increases it places undue pressure on the foreign currency dependency. “Because DDL must spend foreign currency for import, they compete on local market for foreign currency, driving cost of foreign currency up. This means that the foreign currency shortage is further amplified and the foreign currency exchange moved upwards.”Wales Sugar EstateBut DDL is not the only business affected. Dr Ramsammy noted that molasses is extensively used in stock feed and the reduced production of molasses is increasing the cost in the livestock industry. “This latter impact is devastating to small farmers,” he told this newspaper.The former Minister noted too that the downsizing has led to an almost instant death of the fledgeling molasses bottling initiative started in 2013. He recalled that there was a growing market for bottled molasses and Guyana not only started to make bottled molasses available in Guyana, but the country had started to export to New York.He said, “The downsizing made this aspect of the diversification of sugar products come to a screeching halt. Very importantly, the downsizing also stopped perhaps the biggest initiative in diversification of sugar products – the ethanol production. The prototype plant was established in Albion and was designed to use molasses for production of ethanol”.The Enmore factoryThis plant, he said, has been abandoned and he believes that the closure of the prototype ethanol plant was due to the pressure of molasses scarcity that forced companies like DDL to import molasses. “Of significance, this is just one of the negative impacts of downsizing and closure of sugar. Because of the pressure of meeting contractual obligations to the European Union (EU), the dramatic reduction in sugar production is now causing pressure on sugar availability.”Increased costDr Ramsammy said Guyana is beginning to see the increased cost for one pound of sugar in local supermarkets and groceries stores. “This will only get worse but represents the tip of the iceberg. Local manufacturers are complaining of the availability of sugar from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo),” he told Guyana Times.According to him, when one takes these significant impacts in the downsizing of sugar and add to the cost of drainage and irrigation for residents and farmers in the closed estates, the cost to Guyana is far more costly and excessive than a temporary subsidy to GuySuCo.The Rose Hall Estate“This does not even take into consideration the massive cost for unemployment of more than 7000 sugar workers and the loss of an additional 4000 jobs related to sugar in the closed estates. If the downsizing has such huge impact on a large company like DDL, imagine what is happening to small entrepreneurs and to the livestock farmers.”Another important lesson the former Minister said he hopes the Government can digest is the report that DDL considered bidding for the Enmore factory and estate but because they have dismantled large parts of the factory and scavenged so much from Enmore, the capital investment will be too high and that is why they decide not to.“It is what will make the resuscitation if Wales is so difficult? In the case of Wales, it will not be simple to reopen it, as they has promised. Wales will likely be starting all over. I believe that A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) are ensuring that the closed estates cannot be easily restarted and that the close of the rest becomes the goal,” he added.The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has said that the downsizing of sugar has had a negative impact on communities countrywide, but more particularly, those located in the major sugar belts. Aside from that, not only has it added pressure on families and households, but production has fallen significantly and so has exports.last_img read more

Woman accused of starting blaze

first_imgNORWALK – A woman rescued from her burning home along with her sons two weeks ago is now facing charges of attempted murder, police said Wednesday. Joanne Santos, 35 is suspected of deliberately setting her Norwalk home on fire with herself and her two young sons inside, said John Cater of the Sheriff’s Department’s arson and explosives unit. “Our investigation, based on statements and investigation of the fire scene, indicates that the fire was intentionally set, and that the mother” started the blaze, he said. Santos, who was arrested Friday, was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, said Cater. Villagomez also was treated for smoke inhalation. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventShe remained hospitalized Wednesday and has not yet been arraigned, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. At about 2 p.m. on March 31, a woman made a 9-1-1 call and reported that someone was trying to kill her, said sheriff’s Sgt. Thomas Wagner. Arriving deputies found Santos and her two sons inside a smoke-filled bedroom at the rear of their home in the 12800 block of Priscilla Street, Wagner said. Deputy Chris Hardwick kicked in the front door, and fellow Deputy Armand Villagomez went inside and pulled the two boys out of the bedroom. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to put out the blaze. The children were taken to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, where they were treated for smoke inhalation. They were later released to the custody of their father, said sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Patterson. last_img read more

Coroner’s court unable to find cause of death of 91-year-old woman

first_imgAn inquest into the death of a 91-year-old woman Inishowen woman has not been able to find a cause of death.Julia Barker was found at her home at The Cottages in Burt in February 2014. She had not been seen for a number of days and relatives became concerned for her safety.They alerted neighbour Maurice Bowe who was able to remove a pane of glass and gained entry to the house.Mr Bowe told Buncrana Coroner’s Court that he would speak regularly with his elderly neighbour but he noticed she was cold on the last day he chatted to her.He advised her to go back into her home and wrap up.Ms Barker was found lying on her side and there was no sign of life and she was later pronounced dead at the scene by medics.Pathologist Dr Katrina Dillon said she examined the remains of Ms Barker.She found very little heart disease, there was no foul play and that there were no signs that the deceased woman had consumed drink or drugs.He said that she could not find a definitive cause of death and as with around 5% of all cases, death could not be ascertained.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said this is the first time in his professional career that he had come across a death as being undetermined.He declared Ms Barker had been as “healthy as a trout” and had died a natural death of an undetermined cause.Coroner’s court unable to find cause of death of 91-year-old woman was last modified: September 14th, 2018 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:BURTcoronerdeathJulia Barkerlast_img read more

LARGE TURN-OUT EXPECTED FOR HICKEY, CLARKE & LANGAN 5K

first_imgThe 38th staging of the Hickey, Clarke & Langan Interfirms 5k Road Race takes place on Tuesday, May 19th in Letterkenny at 7.30 pm.The race around the roads of Letterkenny is one of the longest running athletic events in the county. Last year, 340 runners from businesses all over Donegal took part in the inter-firms event.Letterkenny AC, who are hosting the event, have issued an appeal to all businesses to enter a team and participate in the race.Looking ahead to the event, race director, Brendan McDaid is expecting another big turnout.“This race comes just two weeks after the North West 10K and we are hoping that many of those who took part in that race will compete on Tuesday night,” he commented.“We are asking businesses and companies in the region to get involved this year. We had a record entry last year and indications are that with the large number of club and fun runners, we are looking at another record entry,” he added.There’s no limit to the number a firm can enter, with the first three across the finish line count for the team placing.The official score for each team is determined by the accumulated times of the best three team members.Entries are €8 per individual and team prizes will be awarded to the top three men and top three women’s teams. Chip timing will be used for all runners.“It’s a flat course and if the weather is right, we could see a lot of good times,” Brendan said.The course record for the race was set by Danny McDaid who clocked 14:06 in 1979.Registrations will be taken at the Aura Leisure Centre from 6 pm, with tea and sandwiches provided at Aura Leisure Centre after the event.For further information, contact Brendan McDaid 0868113947herbielac@gmail.com or Danny Mc Daid 0876907945dannymcdaid07@gmail.comLARGE TURN-OUT EXPECTED FOR HICKEY, CLARKE & LANGAN 5K was last modified: May 13th, 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:5kdonegalHickey Clarke and LanganINTER FIRMSletterkennylast_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTS Old Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United 5 Drumkeen United 0Arranmore United took the points from this windy encounter in the island. The game started with Drumkeen having more of the ball with the wind to their backs. They came close once or twice with John Greene doing well to save one long range shot which seemed to move all over the place. The breakthrough came when Gavin Mc Glanaghey found space in the area and following a brilliant cross he powered a header which via the keeper’s hand and crossbar to the back of the net. Arranmore came out with plenty of intent for the 2nd half but could have been pegged back as Peter Mc Namee almost got in to score. This served a warning and Arran duly got number two when Greene kicked long and Mc Glanaghey controlled brilliantly before placing the ball in the top corner with a brilliant finish. Drumkeen lost a man midway through the half when Mc Namee was sent off. Two became three on 72 minutes as Conor Proctor brilliantly found the top corner with a left footed strike. Drumkeen continued to work with John Rodgers playing well in central defence but Conor Proctor found space again following a good through ball from Marty Proctor and his effort was parried to the feet of Chris Mc Glanaghey who hammered home. Referee: Seamus Mc Groary.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCastlefin Celtic Reserves 4 Erne Wanderers Reserves 0Castlefin Celtic maintained their 100% unbeaten home record with a comfortable victory over Erne Wanderers. The home side started the brighter and took the lead when a Matthew O’ Rourke corner was stabbed home by James Mc Menamin with 15 minutes played. The hosts began to dominate and doubled their advantage when a Marcus Curran shot had too much power for the keeper and he bundled it into the net after 35 minutes. The hosts increased their lead when a Brian Dooher through ball set Matthew O’ Rourke through on goal and he slotted home just before the break. Erne started the second period the brighter and were rewarded with a penalty but Castlefin keeper Keith Neilis saved Packie Hills’ spot kick. Castlefin put the game to bed when Marcus Curran finished from 20 yards to increase the home sides advantage. Team performance from both sides. Referee: Brian O’ Kane Glenree United Reserves 1 Milford United Reserves 5Glenree hosted Milford today in windy conditions. The two sides started brightly with both creating chances. The home side took the lead through Martin Cullen. The away side drew level mid-way through the first half when they were awarded a penalty. Mark flood converted. In the second half Milford took the lead when a shot came back off the upright and bounced in off the Glenree keeper. Darren Mc Laughlan extended the visitor’s lead when he finished well from a rebound that the Glenree keeper did well to stop. Glenree then put through their own net after some good play from Ciaran Blaney. Blaney rounded off the win for the visitors with a neat finish.Donegal Town Reserves 4 Keadue Rovers Reserves 0Donegal Town dominated this game from the off. Gary Ward put Donegal ahead after 20 minutes with an outstanding individual goal. Ward went past two Keadue defenders before firing into the top corner from 20 yards. Ward soon doubled Donegal’s lead when he got on the end of Nathan Ward’s excellent chipped through ball. Ward fired the ball into the roof of the net from inside the Keadue box. 2-0 at half time. The second half played out similar to the first although Keadue started well and came into the game. Donegal substitute Conor Rooney made an instant impact on the game scoring from 25 yards with his second touch of the ball and putting Donegal out of Keadue’s reach. Gary Ward got his third goal late in the game sealing a man of the match performance and the 3 points for Donegal.Cappry Rovers Reserves 3 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 0This game was played on Friday night in poor conditions in Cappry Park. The home side started well and took the lead in the 15th minute when Darren O’Leary scored with a fine lob. Both teams went close to scoring on a few occasions. In the 34th minute Darren O’Leary added his and Cappry’s second with a fine effort from 20 yards. Cappry had a few chances to add to their lead in the second half but couldn’t find a way past the Drumoghill keeper. Darren O’Leary got his hat trick in the 73rd minute following a fine Cappry move. Referee: James MalseedCurragh Athletic Reserves 2 Glenea United Reserves 3Curragh began strongly with Simon Cromie up front and seemed to dominate possession early on. Working hard Cromie set up the first goal for Michael Kearney to finish from the edge of the box on 20 minutes. Glenea responded well but Curragh broke on the counter attack. Simon Canning played it wide to Don Maguire and he sent Canning in on goal to finish well. Glenea rang the changes at half time with several strong players coming on to boost their team. It wasn’t long before they had a goal back from a good move after 50minutes. Glenea then got a second and had the bit between their teeth at this stage. They got the winner on 76 minutes. Referee: Liam Mc Laughlin.Oscar Traynor TrophyCavan Monaghan League 0 Donegal Junior League 5Brian Dorrian’s Donegal Junior League Oscar Traynor team got their 2015 campaign off to the perfect start when they defeated the Cavan/Monaghan League on Sunday afternoon at John Sherlock Park in Cootehill. Despite taking a while to adjust to the 4G artificial surface once they found their feet the Donegal lads looked formidable for 75 minutes of this encounter. Gary Merritt opened the scoring before going on to grab a hat-trick for himself. Sandwiched between Merritt’s strikes were goals from Joey Cullen and Kyle Black. But this victory was about much more than the goal-scorers. From front to back the Ballyare based outfit were strong. Many more well capable men watched from the bench as Dorrian sent a statement of intent to the other Leagues. On this showing the future looks bright for the League side as they look forward to the remaining games in their group.Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneKeadue Rovers 3 Lifford Celtic 2(No Report Submitted) Bonagee United 1 Donegal Town 5The first half produced little however Donegal took the lead on the stroke of half time through Stephen Curneen. Raymond Mc Groary’s cross to the back post was headed back across the line by Declan Browne and Curneen made no mistake from close range.Donegal doubled their lead at the beginning of the second half through Daniel McHugh. Bonagee failed to deal with a Donegal ball into the box and McHugh volleyed neatly into the bottom corner from 18yards. McHugh got his second midway through the second half. Danny Mc Garrigle’s ball over the top caught the Bonagee defence high up the field and McHugh was too fast to be caught. McHugh dinked the ball over the keeper from close range. The inform Gary Ward came on for Donegal as a substitute. Wards confidence was high after scoring a hat-trick on Saturday and he made an instant impact scoring a 25yard rocket to put Donegal out of reach. Bonagee pulled one back through their number 10 but it was Donegal who finished the game on a high after Ward beat his man down the right hand side of the pitch and his inch perfect cross was finished from close range by Declan Browne.Gweedore United 3 Convoy Arsenal 0This game played in Gweedore saw the home side claim another vital 3 points following a disciplined performance. It was Convoy who started brightest with Eunan Kelly being a threat from the off however Frank Mc Gee, Gavin Mc Bride contained the in-form striker and Joe Duffy in nets dealt with any effort on target. United had decent chances through John Mc Fadden and Michael Barry however Christopher O’ Donnell in goals for Convoy did well on each occasion. The home side took the lead in the 24th minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden drove into the bottom right corner following a great run through the Convoy defence to make it 1-0. In the second half United upped their game and began to open the Convoy defence with decent efforts from John Mc Fadden, Gavin Mc Bride and Gary Mc Fadden however O’ Donnell saved well on each occasion. The home side got their second in the 76th minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden drilled the ball into the net from 20 yards leaving the keeper with no chance. John Mc Fadden made it 3-0 for United in the 80th minute when he received a great pass from Frank Mc Gee to secure the points for the home side. Convoy got their consolation in the 88th minute when Emmet Patterson headed into the top corner following a good cross from Ryan Carlin. Eunan Kelly, Shane Mc Laughlin and Christopher O’ Donnell played well for Convoy with Gary Mc Fadden, Paul Duggan and Frank Mc Gee excelling for United.CT Ball Division TwoDunkineely Celtic 0 Whitestrand United 3Defensive errors cost the home side dearly in this encounter. The early exchanges were fairly even with each side having decent possession without creating many chances. The breakthrough came on 22 minutes. Dunkineely failed to properly clear their lines and Shane Mc Glade pounced on a loose ball to curl home a fine effort from 18 yards. Dunkineely responded well and Emmet Kennedy saw his dipping effort from 20 yards go just over the bar. Both sides continued to press and had good efforts on goal just off target. Dunkineely’s poor defending cost them again on 40 minutes when Mat Mc Nulty finished from 6 yards. Dunkineely dominated possession in the second half but found the Whitestrand defence difficult to break down. Aaron Byrne, Pauric Conaghan, Paul Mc Geoghan and Paul Murrin all had efforts go agonisingly close. Despite their best efforts they could not find a way back into the game. Whitestrand closed out the game on 88 minutes when James Gallagher scored from close range following a break. Referee: John Mc GlanagheyBallybofey United 0 Deele Harps 2Ballybofey United lost ground on fellow promotion candidate’s Deele Harps when the pair squared up at the Finn Valley Complex on Sunday afternoon. Shane Gallagher scored the Deele opener from the penalty spot during the 1st half and Paul Lynch wrapped up the points fifteen minutes into the second half when he despatched a well taken free past Chris Patton in the home net. Copany Rovers 3 Curragh Athletic 4Copany hosted Curragh Athletic in a goalfest in Killowen Park. The home side were 2-0 up after 20 minutes, thanks to a Lee Johnston penalty and a neat finish from Glen Harron, but they couldn’t hold onto the lead as Curragh got back on level terms with Dan O’Brien and Gary Quinn finding the net. It was 2-2 at the break. Curragh went 4-2 up in the second half with Sean Maxwell and Dan O’Brien finding the net. Stephen Mc Grory pulled one back on 80 minutes for Copany but despite all their efforts they couldn’t find the equaliser.Glenree United 3 Erne Wanderers 1On a cold an blustery day in Glenree Park it was the home side who triumphed. It was a tough battle between two sides at the top of the table. Erne had the first real opportunity only for John Cunningham to save well. Barney Boyce opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Kevin Doherty was taken down in the 36 th minute. It stayed that way until the 60th minute when John Mc Clafferty set Colin Gallagher through and he cooly slotted past the keeper. Erne had an effort from a free kick hit the crossbar in the 67th minute but it was the only real effort that troubled the home keeper throughout the second half because of an excellent defensive display from the back four and midfielders. The third goal came in the 75th minute when Joe Bray sent Karl Mc Elhinney clear to blast it into the bottom corner. Erne got a consolation goal with the last kick of the game when a penalty was awarded and was well finished. Referee: Martin Mc AnennyRESULTSSaturday 24th OctoberOld Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United 4 v 0 Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCastlefin Celtic Reserves 4 v 0 Erne Wanderers ReservesGlenree United Reserves 1 v 5 Milford United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 4 v 0 Keadue Rovers ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves 3 v 0 Drumoghill F.C. ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 2 v 3 Glenea United ReservesSunday 25th OctoberOscar Traynor TrophyCavan Monaghan League 0 v 5 Donegal Junior LeagueTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneKeadue Rovers 3 v 2 Lifford CelticBonagee United 1 v 5 Donegal TownGweedore United 3 v 0 Convoy ArsenalCT Ball Division TwoDunkineely Celtic 0 v 3 Whitestrand UnitedBallybofey United 0 v 2 Deele HarpsCopany Rovers 3 v 4 Curragh AthleticGlenree United 3 v 1 Erne WanderersFIXTURESSaturday 31st October K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Ulster Junior ShieldDrumkeen United v Orchard F.C. (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Glencar Celtic v St. Catherines Reserves (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Old Orchard Saturday DivisionFintown Harps AFC v Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.)Strand Rovers v Drumbar F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionMilford United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesGlenea United Reserves v Cappry Rovers ReservesDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 1st November K.O. 1.30 p.m.Ulster Junior CupGweedore Celtic v Gweedore UnitedCastlefin Celtic v Lagan HarpsKildrum Tigers v Illies CelticClonmany Shamrocks v Drumoghill F.C.Glaslough v Raphoe TownLifford Celtic v Rasheny F.C.Glengad United v St. CatherinesMoville Celtic v Milford UnitedGlenea United v Rathmullan CelticBonagee United v Greencastle F.C.Dunree United v Erne WanderersClones Town v Kilmacrennan CelticUlster Junior ShieldMoville Celtic Reserves v Erne Wanderers ReservesCT Ball Division Two K.O. 2 p.m.Glenree United v Ballybofey UnitedEany Celtic v Letterbarrow CelticDeele Harps v Dunkineely CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: October 25th, 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