He considers both Hansle Parchment and Omar McLeod, who finished second and sixth, respectively, in the World Championships, as potential Olympic champions. “If he (McLeod) performs to his real technical excellence, I don’t see why he shouldn’t be up there among the medals,” said Blake in reference to McLeod, who was far from his best in Beijing. Regarding Parchment, Blake said, “He keeps getting better every time he performs in the big events.” “He should also be there,” concluded the JAAA President, “as a medal contender for the gold.” He welcomed the Government-funded athlete support programme and reported that his association is currently looking for sponsors to contribute to a feeding programme. “Right now, we’re looking sponsorship to put in a feeding programme, so that the clubs can optimise the performance of their athletes,” said Blake. Jamaica’s best-ever medal tally at an Olympic Games came in 2012 in London when 12 medals (four gold, four silver, four bronze) were secured, all in athletics. Athletics chief Warren Blake believes that Jamaica can top the track and field medal table at this summer’s Olympic Games. Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), says the 110-metre hurdles and the men’s 4×400-metre relays are the events that could make the difference. The JAAA president is quietly confident about the prospects for the nation’s athletes for 2016. Reflecting on the seven gold-medal haul achieved by Jamaica at last year’s World Championships in Beijing, Blake stated: “If we had gotten another gold, and there are places where we could have gotten another gold but it just didn’t work out, we would have topped the medal table.” In Beijing, Jamaica won gold medals courtesy of Usain Bolt in the men’s 100 and 200 metres, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the ladies’ 100m, Danielle Williams in the 100m hurdles, both 4×100 metres relays and the ladies’ 4×400 metres. However, Kenya edged Jamaica to top the table by one gold medal. Blake is, however, foreseeing a change for the better. “Strategically, we think that come the Olympics this year, we are really in a good position to top the athletics medal table,” Blake said. “If you look at the areas in which we did well in 2015, we are set to still do well in those areas and we have a good crop of 400m runners coming up,” he added. “Our hurdlers,” Blake continued, “both on the male and female sides, are expected to do well again this year, and, with a bit of luck, we can do better in the male hurdles.” Potential champs
Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments “Ball didn’t go in the hole, bruh,” Adebayo said of the missed tip. “Not going to sleep over that one tonight.”Johnson got the return to Miami he wanted — a win against his former club.Now, he can resume rooting for the Heat, even after he helped deal their quest for an Eastern Conference playoff berth a serious blow.“These are my guys,” said Johnson, who was traded earlier this month. “Obviously, I want to see them be successful. I would never wish for anything negative on their careers. Luckily I’m in the opposite conference, so it is a little bit easier to cheer for them. I hope they figure it out. I know they will.”TIP-INSSuns: Amid all the losing, it’s perhaps difficult to remember that Phoenix has beaten Milwaukee, Denver, Boston and San Antonio this season. … The Suns shot 51 percent for the game and 62 percent in the second half.Heat: This is now the second season in franchise history with multiple home losing streaks of six or more games. The 2007-08 Heat had a six-game and two seven-game home slides. … Miami lost despite scoring 70 points in the paint. … The Heat were without James Johnson (shoulder), Rodney McGruder (knee), Justise Winslow (knee) and Derrick Jones Jr. (flu).MISERY HAS COMPANYPhoenix avoided joining New York as the second team to have an 18-game losing streak this season. This would have been the first NBA season since 1981-82 in which multiple franchises have lost at least 18 consecutive games; that season, Utah (18), Cleveland (19) and the San Diego Clippers (19) endured such a streak.WADE VS. SUNS Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, right, and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, left, exchange jerseys after an NBA basketball game on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)MIAMI— Devin Booker came into his final matchup against Dwyane Wade looking to be the next player on the list of those who have snared a retirement-season jersey from the Miami star.Turns out, the jersey wasn’t even the biggest prize.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Hassan Whiteside scored 29 points and Kelly Olynyk added 28 for the Heat, who have dropped six straight at home for the second time this season. Missing four often-starters or regular rotation players, Miami went largely with an eight-man rotation and could barely get any stops in the final quarter.“It went back and forth until we ran out of time,” said Wade, who scored 13. “It’s obviously unfortunate. This game hurts.”Phoenix improved to 2-42 this season when trailing after three quarters, and snapped a 42-game losing streak in road games when trailing entering the final period.“We played desperate, we played with a sense of urgency and we came here not just to play — we came to win a game,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “And I’m glad we did.”After the Booker free throws, the next Miami possession saw Wade miss a turnaround jumper even after getting a good look over the 7-foot Ayton. Bam Adebayo had a chance at the tip-in, couldn’t get it to fall, and Oubre went to the line with 2.1 seconds left. He made both, Miami had no time-out left to call, and Wade’s desperation 55-footer wasn’t close.ADVERTISEMENT Booker scored 20 points, Phoenix played a nearly flawless fourth quarter and the Suns snapped their club-record 17-game losing streak by topping the reeling Heat 124-121 on Monday night. The Suns shot 78 percent in the final period, and scored 72 points after halftime to stun a Heat team that dropped its sixth straight home game.“It feels like we’re out,” Booker said. “It feels like we were in prison.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDeandre Ayton offered an even more-succinct analysis: “Hallelujah,” said the Suns’ rookie and No. 1 pick in last year’s draft.Former Heat guard Tyler Johnson scored 18 points for Phoenix, which hadn’t won since Jan. 12. Jamal Crawford and Kelly Oubre Jr. each had 16 and were huge down the stretch for Phoenix, while Ayton and Troy Daniels each had 14 and Josh Jackson scored 11 for the Suns. LATEST STORIES Wade played against the Suns for the 23rd and final time. The Heat were 17-5 with him against Phoenix, and Chicago went 1-1 against the Suns in Wade’s one season as a member of the Bulls. He averaged 22.9 points in the 23 games against the Suns.UP NEXTSuns: Host New Orleans on Friday. The Suns are starting a four-game homestand.Heat: Host Golden State on Wednesday. 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5 2. Conte eyeing big-money offer for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to beat Arsenal to his signature – The Gunners are reportedly keen on the Borussia Dortmund playmakers signature, having held talks with the players representatives over his situation in Germany, with his contract set to expire next summer. Chelsea, though, could table a lucrative offer to beat their Premier League rivals, according to Germany newspaper Bild. Dortmund are understood to be open to selling to the highest bidder, and the Blues could therefore be tempted to splash the cash on a player who recorded 18 goals and 20 assists in the season just passed. Antonio Conte has a lot of work to do at Chelsea.The Italian’s first job when he arrives as the new manager after the 2016 European Championship finals will be to assess the Blues’ squad – of which he may already have started – and his assessment could result in a busy summer transfer window.So who might Conte already have his eye on?Take a look at the latest transfer rumours on Chelsea by viewing the slideshow above. 5. Santos attacker wants Chelsea move – Lucas Lima told told Globo Esport: I dont want to leave for any club; I want to play for a big team from Europe. There are many Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea. Santos has a history of producing some of the finest talent take Neymar as a recent example and given Chelseas strong interest in Brazilian players, they might be interested in his comments. 1. Chelsea contact Everton over double deal for Romelu Lukaku and John Stones? – read all about this rumour below, then click the arrow above to catch up on the latest Chelsea gossip – The Blues, according to Belgian news outlet Het Laatste Nieuws, are leading the race to sign the in-demand Toffees pair. Since Roberto Martinezs sacking, interest has reportedly risen in the duo, and Chelsea have made contact. Lukaku left Stamford Bridge for Goodison Park on a permanent deal in July 2014, and his 25 goals last season have resulted in him being linked with a return. Stones, meanwhile, was the subject of four bids last summer, even handing in a transfer request, but Everton stood firm on blocking his exit. 5 5 5 5 3. Chelsea hold talks with £45m Manchester United target Joao Mario – While reports have claimed Manchester United are closing in on a £45m deal for Mario, Chelsea could be about to spoil the party. CalcioMercato claim the Blues have opened talks with the 23-year-old midfielders representatives. He has been with Sporting CP since the age of 11, going on to become a regular in the first team. 4. Conte views Roma centre back Kostas Manolas as John Terry’s long-term replacement – John Terry may have penned a one-year contract extension, but that hasnt removed the fact Chelsea still require a long-term replacement to the former England international. Antonio Conte is reportedly aware of the Blues defensive frailties and is considering Manolas. The Sun claim the Premier League side have been monitoring the Greece international for a while and could now cement their interest with a bid.
Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 25th March 2012Friday 16 March, Celtic Park, Derry: Ulster ‘A’ Hurling League, 7 30pm,Derry v Donegal. Five proud and capable Buncrana minors put on the Donegal jersey, Sam Doherty, Dónall MacLochlainn, Daniel Wilson, Stephen Nelson and Michael Farrell. Dónall and Daniel were stalwarts in defence especially in an excellent first half. Michael was his usual nippy and skillful self and Stephen was the leading scorer for his county with a tally of 1-01. It is to Sam’s credit, the youngest member of the squad, to have reached intercounty panel status as an U15 player. Conor Grant who was absent due to a school committment is another valued member of the county panel.Intercounty Hurling: On matters intercounty it is to the Scarvey club’s credit that four different Donegal teams are managed by mentors from Buncrana: Seamus Grant manages the county’s U13’s, Gerry Vaughan the U14’s, Tom Clare the U15’s and John O’Loughlin is joint manager of the U16’s. Easter Hurling Camp: On Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12 in Burt from 10 30 am to 2 30 pm an Easter hurling county camp will be held for U14’s, 15’s and 16’s. Top Ulster coaches will put the players through a very high standard of training. It is essential that all players take part. Parents are asked to help with transport. All available mentors and coaches are strongly encouraged to be present.Foundation Hurling Course: A Foundation Level Coaching Course in Hurling will take place shortly in the Inis Eoghain area. The details will be announced soon.We wish all our underage players enjoyment and success in the season now starting at primary and secondary school level and in club games. Last year our growing hurling community within the club did very well. Can this year bring such continued success.County panel for participants with disabilities: Donegal Sports Partnership in conjunction with Ulster/Donegal GAA are establishing a county panel for participants with disabilities. To be eligibleto join the panel individuals must be male 16+, have a mild-moderate intellectual disability and have transport to and from training (probably fortnightly). Training venue will be determined by interest but it is envisaged a host club will be identified in either Letterkenny or Donegal Town. For further details please contact Thérèse Laverty, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Tel: 074 (91) 16078/79, Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgApplications for U21 Football Manager: Applications are invited for the role of U21 Football Manager for the coming season. Interested parties should forward applications/proposals to Club Secretary Pauline Grant -email@example.comCoaching: Can all club coaches and mentors email the results of their stock-take to Coaching Officer Odhrán Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.Gaelic4All: This iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme continues each Monday at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome. Gaelic4Girls: Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.Senior Ladies Gaelic Football: The senior ladies had their second pre-season warm up match in Letterkenny on Tuesday evening. They played a seasoned Letterkenny Institute of Technology side; a side that was in the colleges all Ireland final last year and is currently in the all Ireland semi-final this year again. The match was played under the floodlights at the LYIT campus, and with LYIT on home turf; their experience shone through from the off. But the Buncrana ladies never stopped trying to control as much of the game as they could, and took good control if it at certain stages throughout, with notable performances from Michaela Mullin and Siobhan Mooney. The experienced all Ireland finalists won comprehensively in the end. The Buncrana ladies, with a bit more pre-season training and friendlies, should notch up a good few wins in the forthcoming season! The next fixture for the Ladies is a challenge game versus Malin this Wednesday in the Scarvey. Senior Ladies Gaelic Football training continues as follows: Wednesday night – on the pitch and ready for action at 7.30pm and Friday night – on the pitch and ready for action at 8pm.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays at the Scarvey from 11.00am until 11.45am.U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday at Crana College from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out. U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling & Football: Boys U14 Hurling & Football training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling or Gaelic Football please feel free to come along.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Boys U16 Football: Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Fitness Classes: A number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,560 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 13th March in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 7-11-19-30There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:Cathal McLaughlin, AghillyMary McGonagle, TrillickLorraine Coughlin, 55 Cloncool ParkNoel McLaughlin, A & N Fuels AghillyWilliam Friel, The WoodsCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at email@example.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA NOTES: BUNCRANA was last modified: March 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncrana gaa club notes
Jackie Crossan Premier Division – www.inishowenfl.ieClonmany Shamrocks 2-0 Glengad UnitedClonmany clinched the Jackie Crossan premier league title at the first time of askign when they completed the league double over an out of form Glengad side.Clonmany were keen to get the ball forward early while Glengad were more patient trying to play from the back but the first chance fell to the shamrocks on 10 minutes when jason Devlin fired over from twenty yards.Two minutes later they took the lead after a ball over the top found the unmarked Michael Devlin who fired to the bottom corner from fifteen yards.Glengad repleid and when Stepjhen Mclaughlin swung in a superb cross from the right there was no one there to finish the cross.Clonmany doubled their lead on 29 minutes when Mark Mclaughlin beat a defender on the right and from the right hand side of the area unleashed a viscious cross shot which flew into Martin Mclaughlin’s top right hand corner.Mi nutes Later McLaughlin again weaved past two defenders on the right and his dipping shot drifted inches over the bar.Clonmany were forced into a change on 35 minutes when jason Devlin was replaced by Conor Bradley.Before the break Glengad played a short corner to Jason Doherty who stepped inside a defender and unleashed a twenty yards effort which went just over the angle of post and bar.Glengad made a substitution then with Seamus Doherty replacing John McDaid.On the restart Clonmany had an early chance after a dangerous Michael Devlin cross was superbly cleared by John G McDermott.Glengad upped the tempo with Charlie Byrne seeeing a twenty five yards effort tipped over the bar by Harkin before the shamrocks keeper spilled a free kick but Liam Hirrell cleared the danger.On 64 minutes Mark McLaughlin broke clear into the area but drilled his effort across goal and wide.Glengad pressed in the final twenty minutes with Seamus Doherty seeing his free kick tipped onto the bar by Harkin before the same player rose unchallenged to mee Patrick McDermott’s corner on 77 minutes but headed over.JG McDermott & JG McLaughlin combined to release Terence Doherty on the right but his driven cross was parried by Harkin at full stretch befre being cleared.The final chance Glengad had was another good one after JG McLaughlin controlled on his chest but fired wide from ten yards.So for the second season Glengad suffer dissappointment but Clonmany deserve grerat credit as when the pressure was on they won the games they needed to. Cockhill Celtic 2-2 Moville CelticCockhill started this game well and on 15 minutes Michael Coyle rattled the base of the post with a well hit effort from the edge of the area.They went close again minutes later when Darragh McDermott saw a close rnage header well saved by Sean McGuinness.The home side’s pressure paid off on 20 minutes when Liam Mccarron’s ball over the top found McDermott who unleashed a fifteen yards volley which crashed in off the underside of the bar.But Moville hit back immediately and equalised when Joe Doherty’s corner was headed home by the unmarked Raymond Campbell past Leo McColgan.On the stroke of half time Moville took th lead when Nigel McMonagle raced clear of the home defence to slip the ball past McColgan.The second half was a very tight affair with defences on top and no clear chances.On 82 minutes Joe Doherty was denied by a superb reflex save from McColgan.With a minute remaining Cockhill salvaged a point when Coyle crossed for McDermott to head past McGuinness from clsoe range.AILEACH CROWNED RESERVE PREMIER CHAMPIONS:Aileach Res 0-0 QPS Res Aileach reserves got the draw they needed to clinch the reserve premier title despite QPS who required a win dominating the game the first half was spolied by a strong wind and rain alough the second half was played in sunshine both teams took time to settle and adapt to the conditions Aileach’s Stephen Doherty had an early shot which Gavin Gallagher in the visitors net held well on the 7th min a good QPS move involving Fergal Buchannan and Stephen Mc Carron resulted in a corner which was taken by Paul Hegarty who found the head of Seannan Mc Colgan who’e effort was wide of the upright on 10 min Aileach’s Ciaran Craig picked out Gavin Doherty his cross fell to Liam Burke his shot was blocked by Mark Barron, Mark Duffy then put in a cross for the visitors which Mc Colgan diverted wide then the same player brought a fine save from David Mc Geady, Aileach’s defence then headed a Mc Carron cross behind before Mc Geady saved well from Fergal Buchannan the Point did find the net but it was ruled offside the second half was played in better conditions with the visitors pressing for the important goal and Aileach counter attacking Mc Colgan made a good run down the left and picked out Buchanan but he shot across goal then Mark Duffy’s cross was headed down by Mc Carron to Paul Hegarty who dragged his shot wide at the other end Stephen Doherty broke on the left his dangerous cross was well held by Gavin Gallagher Aileach then had another opportunity from Gregory Doherty’s free Stephen Doherty flicked his effort wide QPS squandered a golden opportunity when Mark Duffy played Fergal Buchanan through for a one on one with Mc Geady with Mc Geady getting a vital hand to the ball to divert away from goal then Aileach’s Damian Barr headed a Gregory Doherty free over the bar with the visitors pushing men forward Ruari Bradley broke clear on the counter attack but Gallagher advanced quickly to narrow the angle and Bradley’s effort hit the side netting then Gallagher plucked the ball from the head of Ciaran Craig a quick throw in by Dean Hegarty to Seannan Mc Colgan who played Hegarty down the left his cross fell to Mc Carron who’s effort cannoned off a defender and was cleared Aileach’s best effort of the game came from Stephen O’ Donnell who’s low driven shot brought a fine save from Gallagher Aileach got the draw required and now add the league title to the reserve league shield won last week while QPS take runners up spot in the league in what was the last game in the reserve premier division this season.FATHER O’GARA CUPMoville Res 2-1 Carrowmena FCMoville advanced to the semi finals when they came from behind to dispose of neighbours Carrowmena.In windy conditiosn both teams took time to settle but on 21 minutes jason Crumlish saw his free well saved by Maurice McGeady.Moville replied with Conor Lafferty feeeding Conor Lafferty but Michael Noone advanced to gather.Before the break a Crumlish corner found Cory O Brien but he headed over the top.The visitors then lost keeper Noone to injury with mark Doherty taking over.Carrowmena opened the scoring on 46 minutes after Crumlish crossed for JP McDermott to slot home from clsoe range.The home side hit back with james Gillen heading wide before Sean Downey seeing an effort saved by Doherty.Carrowmena had a great chance on 57 minutes to increase their lead when mark McGonigle raced clear in a one on one but McGeady advanced to clear.Moville levelled on 66 minutes when John Gillen fed Lafferty to lift the ball over the advancing Doherty.Both Conor Doherty for the home side and McGonigle for the visitors then blazed over the bar when well placed.Moville ended the game strongly with Diwney heading over from a corner before they struck for the winner on 82minutesafter Gillen had an effort parried by Doherty for Michael Gillespie to fire home the rebound via the post.They had the last chance after Gillen released Lafferty but his attempted chip drifted just over.Dunree United 1-2 Rasheney FC Dunree took an early lead on 11 minutes when Daniel McLaughlin raced onto a ball over the top to fire low past Johnathan Noone from twenty yards.Midway through the half a superb ball from Conor McBride foundThomas Mulhern but he misjudged the ball and the chance was lost.Rasheney hit back and when a corner broke to John Doherty he was denied at point blank range by Paul McGettigan.Before the break Dunree had another chance after a Kevin McColgan cross found Mcbroide at the back post but he fired wide.Rasheney upped the tempo on the restart and when John Mclaughlin raced onto a ball over the top he fired over wehn well placed.They got back on terms on the hour when Anthony Doherty bundled the ball home follwoing a free kick into a crowded area.Within a minute they had taken the lead when Christy Ivers effort went in off the post.Dunree tried to reply when Mulhern fed Neil Moran but he was denied by a good save from Noone.At the other end McLaughlin raced onto a ball over the top again but fired over.Dunree pressed in the closing stages but the closest they came was when a McGuinness free was well claimed by Noone.QPS 7-1 Cockhill ColtsQPS ran out comfortable winners over a gallant a Cockhill Colts side in this Fr O’ Gara cup quarter final at Muff on Thursday night. Liam Lynch in the Colts goal was called into action early in the game to deny Odharn Mc Colgan and Kevin Wallace before he was beaten by a volley from Dean Barron in the 11thminuite from just inside the 18 yard area .Paul Grant then hit the side netting following a good move down the left before Lynch parried a Paul Hegarty effort but the rebound fell to Odhran Mc Colgan and his effort was cleared. The home side increased their lead on 33 minutes when Raymond Buchanan crossed for Dean Barron to score from close range. Cockhill’s Kevin Mc Daid fired in a shot which Mc Colgan in the home net gathered low to his right. Just before the break the home side made it three when Buchanan crossed for Mc Colgan whose shot cannoned off the crossbar hit the back of a defender and into the net. Cockhill had a good chance at the start of the second half but Garry Breslin headed a Shaun Gillespie cross over the bar while at the other end Lynch tipped a Buchanan free over. The swifts got their fourth in the 58th minute when Buchanan’s corner was headed back across goal by Barron for Paul Hegarty to fire past Lynch from 14 yards. Brian Mc Colgan then fired wide and lynch made a fine save from Barron before Gerard Green released Carl Donnelly who slotted past Lynch for goal number five. Cockhill got the goal their efforts deserved when Garry Breslin shot low past Mc Colgan from the edge of the area and were unlucky not to add a second minutes later. The home side got their sixth when Barron completed his hat trick from the penalty spot with Lynch getting a hand to it but couldn’t keep it out while Paul Grant wrapped up the scoring with a fine left foot volley just before the full time whistle.INISHOWEN LEAGUE: CLONMANY SHAMROCKS WIN JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:INISHOWEN LEAGUE: CLONMANY SHAMROCKS WIN JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE
The Bulldogs don’t return to action until Friday Feb. 23 when they host Western Illinois. First serve is set for 5 p.m. Print Friendly Version ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Tess Herder and Liza Petushkova are named MVC Women’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Tuesday, Feb. 13. Herder and Petushkova went 2-0 last week to improve to 7-0 as the Bulldogs’ top doubles team. The duo cruised past Milwaukee’s Labina Petrovska and Anna Daniel Fuentes to secure the doubles point and the topped Minnesota’s top doubles pair, 6-4, to close out the week.
A number of people have been hospitalised after a crash between a minibus and a car in Glenswilly this morning.The crash happened just after 8.30am at Breenagh.A spokesman for the Garda Press Office said he did not believe any of the injuries are life-threatening. However five of those hurt in the crash have been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital.The road in the area close to McFadden’s Garage has been closed but is due to re-open shortly.The Garda Press office said they believed it was a school minibus was involved but other reports say the minibus contained construction workers.However it has now been confirmed that a schoolbus was behind the accident but was NOT directly involved. It is understood those hurt were taken to hospital as a matter or precaution and their injuries are not understood to be serious.Gardai have asked people to remain vigilant and cautious on the roads following the cold snap in the past couple of days.The latest crash comes the morning after a man lost his life on the outskirts of Ballybofey last night just before 8pm.The man, named locally as 53 year old John O’Donnell, died when his van was in collision with a jeep. PEOPLE HOSPITALISED AFTER BUS CRASHES was last modified: November 20th, 2013 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:Breenaghbus crashglenswilly
Tags: bright starsExpress FConduparaka fcPaidah Black AnglesStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetop Express slip to 8th on the log (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueSaturday, 01-12-2018-Express FC 0-2 Onduparaka FC-Paidah Black Angels 0-3 Bright StarsThe StarTimes Uganda Premier League continued on Saturday with three games.At Wankulukuku, Express FC were subjected to a first loss in seven games when they lost 2-0 at home to Onduparaka.The loss was also their first at home since losing 2-1 to KCCA FC at the back end of last season.In Saturday’s game, Faizul Ibrahim’s booking was the only notable event of the first 45 minutes as both side went into the break locked at 0-0.The second half was however one to forget for the Red Eagles who could only look on as Onduparaka continued their magnificent run against them (Express).First, Ezra bid made it 1-0 to the Catapilers on 52 minutes to silence the home crowd.Five minutes later, Gadafi Gadinho sealed the points for the Coachless side.Despite a late surge to dig something out of the game, Express could not even find a consolation as Onduparaka held onto a second consecutive win over the Red Eagles at Wankulukuku.Express has now gone five games minus defeating Onduparaka (D2 L3) in the league, and that is the same tally of fixtures the two side have faced off in the League.After Saturday’s loss, Express now slip into 8th on the table with 13 points from 9 games.For Onduparaka, they move up into 4th on 17 points, four behind leaders KCCA FC.In Arua, Bright Stars made it five games minus a loss in the league with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Paidah Black Angels.The Bright Stars IX that started away to OnduparakaPaidah goalkeeper, John Kulumba put through his own net to hand the visitor a lead inside 13 minutes.Despite relentless pressure from both sides, the tally could not be added on before halftime and Bright went into the break holding a slender 1-0 lead.The best action of the game was saved for last with Bright Stars scoring two goals in the last two minutes of the game.First Brian Kayanja scored his second goal in two games on 89 minutes before John Opejo completed the route with a third, a minute later.The victory elevates Bright Stars into second on the log with 18 points, three behind leaders KCCA.For Paidah, they are now bottom of the league with four points.The last game of the day saw KCCA defeat Maroons 1-0 in Luzira.League action continues next Tuesday with URA FC hosting Tooro United as Kirinya JSS travel to Ndejje University.Comments
A young local woman will take on a daring solo challenge this May in honour of her mother who passed away last year.Rosemary Doherty is doing a solo skydive on May 18th, the first year anniversary of her mother Eileen Doherty née Leavey.The brave 23-year-old is taking the plunge as a show of gratitude and support for Galway University Hospital Oncology Ward, who cared for Eileen during her cancer battle. Looking back on the life of her mother, Rosemary paid a touching tribute to the woman who raised her, her twin brother James and younger brother Connor (16).Rosemary said: “Mum was the light and soul of the family and her smile would light up the whole room , she was an extremely hard worker her whole life and was devastatingly taken at 54 after giving it her all in her battles with cancer.“Mum single-handedly raised us without a helping hand from anyone, something I am very proud of, because even if I say so myself, she did a fine job.” Rosemary recounts the bright spirit her mother had, and how her love of life and friendship meant she was like a sister to her:“Anyone who knows mum will know she had magic in her step and a sparkle in her eye. She was mad into country music and dancing, sadly after several attempts from mum, my jiving hand isn’t quite up to scratch.“Mum was a non drinker and non smoker but that didn’t stop her making friends and socializing along her journey. She was admired by all. Mum was my hero, my best friend and my world, we were more like sisters who did everything together, I will always be eternally grateful for everything that my hero did for me.”Eileen was very independent, Rosemary said, and she never shied away from hard work and DIY in the family home.“All the struggles Mum had throughout her short years on earth and I never once heard her complain or give up. She just always tried to take the good from every situation and approached life with a positive stride,” Rosemary said.Eileen was a great gardener, and Rosemary now buys a fresh bunch of roses each week in honour of that hobby and in a loving tribute to her mum. “I often thought growing up that mum had to have magic fingers because she could make anything grow, she would often spend hours in the garden working away and that’s why it looks exactly how it does today,” she said.Rosemary explains that her upcoming skydive challenge is a celebration of Eileen’s inspirational strength and a show of thanks to the medics who showed outstanding care for her on her final journey:“To this day, mum is the strongest person I know and will always be so, she approached everything in life with such strength, even her illness and then sadly in the end, death.”Rosemary had previously completed a tandem skydive for Cancer Research“So this takes me to why I’m here today. In memory of this very special lady, I have decided to do a solo skydive on Mum’s 1st anniversary on the 18/05/18. “All monies raised will be donated to Galway University Hospital, The Oncology Ward, Patient Comfort Fund.“All support no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated. I have sponsor sheets and also set up a Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-eileen-doherty.Rosemary says she chose Galway Hospital as the beneficiary of her fundraiser because she said the local health service had ‘let down her hero’.“The treatment and support mammy received from GUH was outstanding from each and every member of staff, in particular the team mum was under, Dr Eamonn Rodgers and Mrs Catherine Dowling.“I went through the battle with mum every step of the way and I can never thank Galway Hospital enough. That is why I have decided to give something back.”If you would like to support Rosemary’s skydive visit: https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-eileen-dohertyCarndonagh woman preps for high-flying challenge in memory of hero mum was last modified: January 12th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:charitygalway university hospitalin memoryRosemary dohertySkydive
It’s been closed for a number of weeks and we’re missing our Big Macs and chicken McNuggets!!But tomorrow (Tues) the all new-look McDonalds will open its doors once more in Letterkenny.We don’t want to give away too much just yet about the new look store. But we can let you know that the new store has kiosk ordering, interactive tablets and hone charging!Not just that but you’ll still get all your favourite meals from your favourite fast-food restaurant.To see more check out the McDonalds facebook page https://www.facebook.com/McDonalds.letterkenny Newly-renovated McDonalds to open tomorrow! was last modified: February 26th, 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:letterkennymcdonaldsOPENING