Poll: Pessimism felt around U.S.

first_imgWomen and minorities are less content than men and whites, which has been true for years. But all four groups are at or near record lows for the AP-Ipsos poll, and at unusually low levels for older surveys, as well. Ann Bailey, 69, a retired school secretary in Broken Arrow, Okla., is a conservative who believes the country is on the wrong track. That sentiment should raise alarms for Republicans hoping to hold the White House and recapture Congress next year. She cites a widespread lack of honesty plus immigration, gasoline prices and Iraq – where a son and grandson are serving. “As much as I hate it, I think they need to finish up what they’re doing and get out of there,” said Bailey. “I think we should step out and say, `OK, now you solve your problem. We’ve done the best we can do.”‘ Larry Ward, a moderate Republican from Pocomoke, Md., also senses the U.S. is heading the wrong way. WASHINGTON – It’s gloomy out there. Men and women, whites and minorities – all are feeling a war-weary pessimism about the country seldom shared by so many people. Only 25 percent of those surveyed say things in the U.S. are going in the right direction, according to an AP-Ipsos poll this month. That is about the lowest level of satisfaction detected since the survey started in December 2003. Rarely have longer-running polls found such a rate since the even gloomier days of 1992 ahead of the first President Bush’s re-election loss to Democrat Bill Clinton. The current glumness is widely blamed on public discontent with the war in Iraq and with President Bush. It is striking for how widespread the mood is among different groups of people. “We’re still fighting a war we can’t win,” said Ward, 47, who operates a tree service. “That’s a real big thing for me.” Three in 10 men and two in 10 women said this month they think the country is on the right track, down from nearly half of each who felt that way at the end of 2003. By race, 28 percent of whites and 18 percent of minorities said the same – just over half their rates of optimism from late 2003. Asked in April why they felt things were veering in the wrong direction, one-third overall volunteered the war and one-fourth blamed poor leadership. Nine percent faulted the economy, 8 percent a loss of moral values and 5 percent gasoline prices. “We need to get out of war, get our economy back up, quit spending money outside of America and bring it here,” said Democrat Lisa Pollard, 45, an insurance company analyst in Arlington, Texas. “It all starts at the White House.” When voter optimism hits such low levels, “It’s not being driven by any specific group. It’s a general kind of malaise that’s across the board,” Republican pollster Neil Newhouse said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Motorcycle reported stolen in Dawson Creek

first_imgThe theft was reported earlier today from the 1700 block of 86th Avenue. Anyone with information on its location is asked to contact police at 250-784-3700.- Advertisement –last_img

January sees big jump in value of construction

first_imgJust as impressive is the year-over-year monthly revenue increase for the city. It also went up more than six fold to $28,300 from $4,400. However, these early 2014 numbers come on the heels, of a very solid performance in 2013. – Advertisement -The twelve month construction value last year was $135,600,000 and that was more than double the 2012 total of $63,600,000.last_img

West Moberly First Nations in court this week to challenge proposed coal mine

first_imgThe Gething Project site is located about 30 kilometres from the reserve and 50 metres from a culture camp where members of the First Nation fish, hunt, and teach traditions to children.In a release West Moberly Chief Roland Wilson says, “The Crown doesn’t seem to understand how important this location is to us, and they didn’t give us the chance to tell them. The government allowed the company to prepare the studies it needed, but wouldn’t wait for the detailed report we produced on the impacts to our culture.”The hearing is expected to last until Friday.- Advertisement –last_img read more

One person is dead following a collision on 89th ave in Fort St. John

first_imgThe 32 year-old male from Fort St. John died as a result of the injuries received in the collision.The RCMP are still investigating the cause of the collision but alcohol is suspected.As a result of the collision, 89th avenue was closed for approximately 4 hours, but is now open.- Advertisement –last_img

Snowfall Warning issued for the Peace Region

first_imgIssued at 2014-10-26 04:47 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:B.C. Peace River, B.C. (087300)Current details:Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected. A low pressure system moving to the south of the area will give 10 cm of snow tonight and a further 5 cm tomorrow. The snow will end by late afternoon Sunday as the low moves to the east.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Snowfall Warnings are issued when significant snowfall is expected. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan visiting north east communities

first_imgMay 21: Tumbler Ridge SecondaryFarmingtonMay 22: Parkland ElementaryGroundbirchMay 25: McLeod ElementaryAdvertisement May 17: Chetwynd  & District Recreation CentreMay 19: Windrem ElementaryTumbler RidgeMay 20: Tumbler Ridge ElementaryAdvertisement Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan will be making stops in various north east B.C. communities over the next two weeks. The van packs activities, artifacts, and some marine life such as sea stars on its trips.Coming on this trip is a brown box crab. The crab has the ability to fold its legs and abdomen together and pull itself tightly so it looks like a box, or a ball.The travelling schedule for the AquaVan is as follows:- Advertisement -ChetwyndMay 13-14: Chetwynd Secondary SchoolMay 15: Don Titus MontessoriAdvertisementcenter_img Dawson CreekMay 26: Tremblay ElementaryFort St. JohnMay 27: Robert Ogilvie ElementaryMay 28: Duncan Cran ElementaryAdvertisementlast_img read more

Unemployment rate increases in Northeast B.C.

first_imgThe unemployment rate jumped .07 per cent in October in Northeast B.C.The rate moved up to 6.2 per cent from 5.5 per cent in September and August. According to B.C. stats, approximately 39,400 people were employed in the region this October.  In October 2014, the unemployment rate was to low to measure with 38,600 working.- Advertisement -Across the country, the economy added 44,000 net new jobs in October.  That increase pushed the unemployment rate down to 7.0 per cent from 7.1 in September.In B.C., the rate decreased slightly to 6.2 per cent from 6.3 per cent in September.last_img read more

Everton without ill Rooney against Chelsea

first_img0Shares0000Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last five league games for Everton © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 23 – In-form forward Wayne Rooney was left out of the Everton squad for their Premier League home game with defending champions Chelsea on Saturday, reportedly due to illness.Rooney, 32, has scored six goals in his last five league games as Everton have climbed to ninth place in the table under new manager Sam Allardyce. Democratic Republic of Congo winger Yannick Bolasie was named on Everton’s bench for the first time since sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury in December 2016.With striker Alvaro Morata missing through suspension, Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte named Eden Hazard as his centre forward.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Van Dijk can get even better after dream start – Klopp

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp hugs Liverpool’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk at the end of an FA Cup third round match against Everton at Anfield © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Virgil van Dijk will get even better after he scored the winning goal against Everton in a “fairytale” Merseyside derby debut.Van Dijk headed home six minutes from full-time to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory in their FA Cup third-round tie with the Toffees after Gylfi Sigurdsson had cancelled out James Milner’s opener from the penalty spot. The Dutchman became the most expensive defender in the world when he joined Liverpool from Southampton for £75 million ($102 million, 85 million euros) this month and Klopp could not be happier with his contribution in his first match for the Reds.“Fairytale in a world with not a lot of fairy tales anymore, so I think something like that is quite special,” said the Liverpool boss.“It was a difficult decision to make to be honest because, to be 100 percent honest, the first plan was not to start him but then Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan played a lot of games in the last few weeks, so I changed my mind .“It was a big fight, it was not brilliant football, it was not the most beauty — it was how cup games should be. It is not about who is the better side, who can do this or that. Things like this can happen sometimes, but it is pretty rare.”Van Dijk was a commanding presence at the heart of Liverpool’s defence, although Klopp thinks the centre-back has only given a glimpse of his qualities as he predicted the best is yet to come from the Netherlands international.“He showed a lot of things we want him to show in the future very often,” Klopp added.“Heading of course, football-wise his first touch was good, good under pressure and then around set pieces a proper threat,” he added, praising Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for his corner.“I think first of all we should help him just to be as good as he is already because that’s why we took him. You don’t pay that amount of money for a player and think ‘OK, we can get another 80 per cent’, but of course there is room for improvement.“But the first improvement will be to adapt really to the team, how we deal in different situations. But as I said, since he is in, we spoke more about it and we did it actually on the pitch.”Everton manager Sam Allardyce felt his side had done enough at Anfield to earn a replay after a battling display.“I’m very disappointed we’re not going back to Goodison and trying to get through to the next round,” he said.“We may have saved it late on and I think it was a brilliant effort from the players, even though we’re disappointed.“The performance deserved us to be able to take them back to our place, but that’s not to be.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Beckham set to launch long-sought Miami MLS club

first_imgThe team is expected to begin MLS play in 2020 at a 25,000-seat stadium to be built in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.Just over 11 years after announcing he would leave Real Madrid for the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy in a deal that included the chance to purchase an expansion team at a reduced rate, Beckham will make good on plans he first announced in February 2014.Several failed stadium sites delayed his consortium’s efforts, other MLS teams making their debuts while Beckham struggled to get his off the ground, unable to find an agreeable place for a specially built venue.The group edged closer to success last year after securing a land deal for a proposed stadium project, waterfront sites and others near the Miami Marlins baseball stadium and NBA Miami Heat arena having earlier fallen though.MLS Commissioner Don Garber said last month the Miami franchise project was “the most complicated situation in any market that we’ve experienced” because of the Miami area political structure and fast-changing real estate environment.Launch of the new Beckham-backed team will mark the second attempt to start a Miami-based MLS franchise.The Miami Fusion, which made their debut in the 1998 MLS season, played for four seasons before being cut from the league after the 2001 campaign amid low ticket sales and the lowest revenues of any team in the competition.Beckham, 42, retired in 2013 after a 20-year career that saw him win league crowns with Manchester United in England, Real Madrid in Spain, the Galaxy in North America and Paris Saint-Germain in his farewell matches.He also played for England from 1996 to 2009, winning 115 caps.His five-year stint in MLS with the Galaxy boosted football’s profile in North America and contributed to the steady growth in attendances across the MLS.When Beckham arrived in 2007, average attendances through the league were 16,770; when he ended his five-year stint they had increased to 18,807 per game. By 2017, that number had increased to 22,113.Beckham’s move to MLS was also followed by several high-profile European stars nearing the end of their careers.England teammates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard both later moved to MLS, along with Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and Spanish striker David Villa.Announcing plans for his Miami team four years ago, Beckham said he had already identified players who he hoped to lure to Florida.“It would be disrespectful for me to say what players I want in the team. But we have a list of players,” Beckham said in 2014.“I’ve been fortunate to play with some of the best players in the world and some of them are calling me up to ask me when Miami is happening.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000David Beckham, pictured in 2017, will make good on plans for an expansion team that he announced in February 2014 © AFP/File / Toru YAMANAKAMIAMI, United States, Jan 28 – Former England captain David Beckham will unveil his long-sought Major League Soccer expansion team at a Monday news conference in Miami, bringing a conclusion to a turmoil-filled four-year quest.MLS announced Friday it will “make a major announcement regarding the future of soccer in Miami” on Monday, inviting ticketed members of the public to what is expected to be the announcement of a 25th league club.last_img read more

Greek football club owner banned for 3 years over pitch invasion with gun

first_img0Shares0000PAOK’s Greek-Russian owner Ivan Savvidis has been banned for three years for storming onto the pitch with a gun in its holster © AFP/File / stringerATHENS, Greece, Mar 29 – The owner of Greek club PAOK has been banned for three years after storming onto the pitch with a holstered gun on his belt, league organisers said.PAOK were also docked three points and fined for Ivan Savvidis’ actions at the end of a match against AEK Athens, meaning they drop to third place in a tight championship race with AEK and Olympiakos. The ruling also includes a 100,000-euro ($123,000) fine for Greek-Russian businessman Savvidis and a separate 63,000-euro fine for PAOK.PAOK, based in the northern port of Thessaloniki, said they will appeal.Also Thursday, the monitoring committee of global football body FIFA recommended the immediate suspension of Greece’s football federation, according to a letter leaked to Greek media.The Greek league will resume on Saturday after being suspended on March 12 in the wake of the Savvidis incident. Athens-based AEK now have a commanding lead at the top with 57 points followed by Olympiakos with 50 and PAOK with 49 points.The clubs have agreed to a list of government demands, including point deductions and automatic relegation for clubs responsible for violence.Savvidis, a 58-year-old tobacco industrialist and a former lawmaker with the party of Russian president Vladimir Putin, stormed onto the pitch to confront the referee in protest at a 90th-minute disallowed goal in what was then a top-of-the-table clash against AEK Athens.His club said: “The penalty is harsh and (was made) under the pressure of a targeted communication storm against PAOK. We are appealing and expect to be judged on the basis of actual facts.”It said Savvidis had the support of “the entire family of PAOK, stronger and more determined than ever”.The Greek Super League docked PAOK three points from this season and two from next season, and ordered them to play the next three home matches without spectators.The league banned the club’s football director Lubos Michel for three months and fined him 15,000 euros for threatening the referee in the AEK match.There was little sympathy for PAOK from their Athens-based rivals.“We expected PAOK to be punished and that we would be on the top. I think we deserve to be at the top as we have played the best football,” AEK forward Tasos Bakasetas told Nova TV.Greek football has perennially been plagued by violence and match-fixing.The head of a FIFA committee set up last July to monitor the Greek football federation, Herbert Hubel, recommended in his report to FIFA’s leadership that Greece, the 2004 European champions, be excluded from international competition.Hubel mentioned the pitch invasion by Savvidis, as well as the suspension of the league, the suspension of PAOK from the European Club Association and continuous delays in court decisions about match outcomes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

UPDATE: Amber Alert issued for three children taken in Fox Creek

first_imgUPDATE – The Amber Alert has been cancelled and the children have been located.FOX CREEK, A.B. – Alberta RCMP have issued an Amber Alert for three children that were taken early Saturday morning in Fox Creek.At 1:30 am this morning, 4-year-old Isabella Darnel, 3-year-old Elijah Darnel, 9-month-old Arlo Darnel, are believed to be abducted from their home in Fox Creek.- Advertisement -All three children have blonde hair and blue eyes. Isabella Darnel is wearing a purple nighty with peach pyjama pants. It is believed that the three children were abducted by their mother Charmaine Darnel.Charmaine Darnel is five feet, 8 inches tall, 230 pounds, blonde hair, green eyes. They were last seen leaving a residence in Fox Creek driving a 2014, medium grey Dodge Ram pickup truck, Alberta licence plate B W Z 8 6 4 5. The vehicle was last seen leaving Fox Creek, heading south towards Edmonton.Photos have yet to be releasedAdvertisement Please contact the RCMP at Fox Creek at 780-622-3740 or 9 1 1 if you have any information.last_img read more

Khedira latest: Arsenal and Chelsea consider moves, but will Bayern Munich beat them to the punch?

first_img Sami Khedira has been linked with a switch to Arsenal 1 The Premier League season is just a fortnight away, and while Arsene Wenger has conducted some excellent business over the summer, even he concedes that Arsenal could bring in more players.“There could still be one signing, maximum of two. If a good opportunity comes up we might still do it, but at the moment we are not close to signing anybody,” Wenger is quoted as saying.One such player linked with a move is Sami Khedira, but how close is a potential deal? Here’s the latest…Replacement lined-upSpanish publication AS say that Real Madrid are preparing for Khedira’s departure by making a move for Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo. The Brazilian was one of the few members of the Selecao to emerge from the World Cup with any credit. The publication claim that negotiations between the two clubs are advancing, and while Real boss Carlo Ancelotti will be pained to losing Khedira, he will allow him to leave once a replacement is secured.WaitingThe Express say that Arsenal and rivals Chelsea are the two English clubs in the running for Khedira, and while the London duo are keen on landing him ahead of the new season, they are biding their time before making a serious move. The 27-year-old is set to join up with his Madrid teammates tomorrow, and a decision will be made in the coming weeks.Chelsea-boundThe Daily Star have dealt a blow to Arsenal fans, reporting that while the Gunners are deliberating over whether to make a £24m move for Khedira, it may amount to little, with the German international ready to run down the final year of his contract at Madrid in order to join Chelsea for free next summer. Khedira is believed to have a good relationship with Jose Mourinho following the latter’s time as boss at the Bernabeu and is keen on working with him again.Bayern Munich showing an interestAs talkSPORT’s German football expert commented, Arsenal and Chelsea aren’t the only sides in the running to land Khedira. Following the loss of Toni Kross to Real Madrid this summer, it looks as though Pep Guardiola is keen on exacting some sort of revenge by luring Khedira to the Allianz Arena. However, unlike Arsenal, Bayern look likely to wait until the summer of 2015 in order to land him on a free transfer.Arsenal fans, do you think you need Sami Khedira? Comment below…last_img read more

Pochettino: Tottenham’s attacking talent deserve spotlight

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his side’s attacking talent deserve praise after a rampant display saw Spurs seal a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.The Argentine was poached from Southampton in the summer to fulfil the club’s attacking philosophy, and his impact was evident as his side dazzled fans with one of their best performances in a long time.Last season’s forgotten man Erik Lamela, who looks rejuvenated playing under his compatriot, shone brightly on the wing while Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Emmanuel Adebayor all proved far too strong for Harry Redknapp’s men on the ex-Tottenham boss’ first return to White Hart Lane.Chadli scored twice in the first half, either side of a second goal in as many Premier League appearances for Eric Dier, while Adebayor added a fourth after the break to take Spurs temporarily top of table.And Pochettino was full of praise for his wealth of attacking talent, insisting he is keen to allow his players to roam free of their shackles.“Lamela, Adebayor, Chadli and Eriksen create the movement and rotate – they are free,” he said.“For me, it is important that the team show they are a team. We played like a team all together and we can achieve something.“We work a lot on the training ground but it is important that the players are free in their minds because they are creative players.“You can not put the players like that in the shade, you need to provide the organisation but after that they are free.“It is true that Lamela can improve a lot. He is still young and when a young player arrives in a different country it is hard to adapt.“We all know his skills and we are very pleased for him and for all of the squad – today was a very good day.”Together with the side’s creative talent, another of the outstanding performers was 20-year-old defender Dier.Born in England but raised in Portugal, the centre-back has proved a steal at £4million this summer having netted a goal apiece in his first two games in a Spurs shirt.But Pochettino has warned against putting too much pressure on the youngster, with many already calling for his call-up for international duty.The Argentine coach added: “To score is great for his confidence, but it’s important to be careful because he is only a young player.“At the moment he is showing great maturity and skill as a centre-back, but we need to take it step by step, we have a long season ahead and we have to be patient.”last_img read more

New deal for PSG star puts end to Arsenal and Man United transfer talk

first_img1 Marco Verratti Arsenal and Manchester United target Marco Verratti has put an end to speculation linking him with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain by signing a new contract.The Italian’s current deal was due to end in 2018, but he has now signed a year’s extension with the French champions.Verratti was linked with several of European football’s top clubs during the summer, with Real Madrid reportedly failing in a deadline day bid for the midfielder.And given the interest surrounding Verrratti, PSG’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is understandably delighted to have tied the 21-year-old down.“All of Europe wants Marco Verratti and each year he shows his desire to be a long term part of the Paris Saint-Germain project,” Al-Khelaifi told the PSG website.? “Marco is one of the most talented players of his generation. His presence in the squad shows the club’s desire to prepare for the future and build one of the biggest clubs in Europe.”last_img read more

‘I’m happy to stay at Liverpool for as long as possible’ – Sterling quashes Real Madrid talk

first_imgRaheem Sterling has handed Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers a huge boost by insisting he is happy to commit his long-term future to the club.The 19-year-old, whose current contract expires at Anfield in 2017, was said to be stalling over a new deal amid interest from European champions Real Madrid.But he has now moved to quash the speculation over his future by confirming he is ready to put pen-to-paper on an extension.That news will come as a huge relief to Reds supporters and boss Rodgers, under pressure after a less than impressive start to the season.Quoted in several national newspapers, Sterling said: “I am happy to be here for as long as possible. Hopefully I can achieve the goals I want to achieve here at Liverpool in years to come.“I am just happy to play football at this club for many years to come. The club has spoken to my representatives and hopefully something can be done soon.”Sterling found himself in the spotlight off the pitch recently after England boss Roy Hodgson revealed the player had told him he was tired ahead of the final training session in the build-up to last month’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia in Tallinn.That led to accusations the teenager had said he did not want to play, but Sterling insists nothing could be further from the truth – and says he has learned from the experience.“It was pretty difficult,” he said. “I tried to not really watch TV much or listen to things.“If I saw a conversation about me on TV, I would just turn over. It was the first time I’d had to deal with anything like that. It was different but I felt I dealt with it really well. I didn’t read too much into it.“The main thing I’ve learned is to just shut off. I was always on my phone and Instagram – things would pop up and you could not go past it without having a look. But now I’ve learned to block it all out and not read what is said.“I just love playing football for club or country. If anything I said got taken the wrong way, I’m sorry about that, but I am always happy to play football.” 1 Raheem Sterling last_img read more

Koeman confident of retaining Southampton stars

first_img Ronald Koeman Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has pledged the club will retain all of their players in January, suggesting the club may look to strengthen in the transfer window.Midfield maestro Morgan Schneiderlin has been linked with a move away from St Mary’s stadium while Maya Yoshida and Sadio Mane will be involved in international duty.“We will sell nobody in January,” said an adamant Koeman.“Morgan’s [Schneiderlin] attitude is fantastic – everybody knows that he had a difficult time in the summer, but finally he accepted his situation and he’s doing his best and looking forward to returning to playing.”The Dutchman added: “If everybody’s available we don’t need somebody.“But we will lose two players in January to different tournaments: Mane will go to the African [Nations] Cup and Yoshida will go to the Asian tournament.“That means two players less – maybe for that we need some players, but we have to talk about that inside and make decisions.“But I think we need one or two players.”And the 51-year-old admitted his side’s targets for the season have been adjusted after three straight Premier League defeats.“Okay we’re always trying for the maximum, but we have to understand our situation,” he added.“We have to be realistic, and maybe that’s the target for this season.“The way of playing is everything .We must keep believing in that, but maybe that’s [the Europa League] the realistic situation for our team.“We can play good, attractive football, but only winning games brings confidence.” 1last_img read more

Arsenal transfer update! Wenger claims Gunners ARE looking at new signings

first_img Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 1 Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal fans to be patient as he looks to strengthen the squad in January and says he will be doing everything to make a new signing before the end of the month.The Arsenal manager has been strongly linked with moves for West Ham defender Winston Reid, Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk and Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko.Wenger has been plagued with injury problems this season, especially to his defence and suffered another major setback on Sunday when Mathieu Debuchy dislocated his shoulder.But he is not prepared to make a panic buy and says he could wait until the end of January before making his move in the transfer window.Wenger said: “We are active, but not conclusive. That sums it up. We are out there – we look at all the different options.“We know that it’s not an easy market because other clubs are out as well.“You can imagine that the best players are not walking out there looking for clubs.“We have to be patient but creative. If something interesting comes up, it is something we can do.”last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, January 29

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Real Madrid are ready to be patient in their pursuit of David de Gea and plan to sign the Manchester United goalkeeper for nothing when his contract expires in 2016. (Daily Telegraph)But United are ready to make De Gea the best-paid goalkeeper in the Premier League to ensure he stays at Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell could be handed a chance to revive his career by Hull’s Steve Bruce. Boss Bruce is planning to land the troubled 20-year-old on loan for the rest of the season. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool are weighing up a £29m bid for Porto wonderkid Ruben Neves. The 17-year-old has already broken into the first team at the Lisbon club and been compared to Barcelona star Sergio Busquets. (Daily Express)Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is also plotting a DOUBLE raid on Bundesliga side Hannover. The Reds are eyeing summer moves for midfielders Lars Stindl and Leonardo Bittencourt. (Daily Star)Jackson Martinez’s agent claims the striker will reject Tottenham and Liverpool to join a Serie A club next summer. (Daily Express)Swansea City are considering a move for Blackburn striker Rudy Gestede. The 26-year-old is valued at £6m by the Championship side and Crystal Palace and West Brom have had bids knocked back for the Benin international. (Daily Mail)Hull and Aston Villa have joined the race to bring Demba Ba back to the Premier League. New West Brom boss Tony Pulis is also interested in a move for the former West Ham, Newcastle and Chelsea striker. (Daily Mirror)West Ham have put in a shock £8million bid for Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis.  And Chelsea are hovering around Hammers duo Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho.  (The Sun)West Ham will finalise a pre-contract agreement with Hamilton left-back Stephen Hendrie on Thursday. The 20-year-old will spend the rest of season at Hamilton before moving to London ahead of the 2015-16 campaign. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Chelsea star backs Costa after Liverpool controversy and insists: He won’t change!Exclusive – Former Liverpool star issues trophy warning to Rodgers after Chelsea defeatExclusive – No complaints over Chelsea axe for Liverpool clash, insists CahillShock Man United transfer claim! Red Devils ready to hijack Chelsea deal for CuadradoInsider Trading: Chelsea MUST pay World Cup star’s buy-out clause, plus Adebayor latestLiverpool and Tottenham target considering options before sealing moveLiverpool keeping tabs in Bundesliga starletSociedad star would welcome return of Arsenal targetArsenal transfer blow: Real Madrid ready to trump Gunners with £17m deal for defenderMan City transfer news: Star to decide future in the summerItaly move off limits for Tottenham starTransfer setback for Swansea as Saint-Etienne chief rules out midfielder saleAston Villa back in the running to sign Man City misfitlast_img read more

Liverpool to monitor Salah knock

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah, pictured in November 2017, is the Premier League’s top scorer with 13 goalsLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31- Liverpool will assess a knock sustained by star played Mohamed Salah ahead of Monday’s New Years Day clash with Burnley.Salah scored both goals as the Reds came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday, but the Egyptian was forced off on 83 minutes. Salah limped slightly as he left the pitch, and won’t be risked against the Clarets if he doesn’t recover sufficiently.Klopp said: “I don’t know in this moment exactly [what it is], but he was limping. That’s never a good sign, to be honest.“We have to see what his problem was. We will see what he can do for the next game.”On whether Salah will be able to maintain his current form all season, having scored his 22nd and 23rd goals for the season, against the Foxes, Klopp added: “Yes, he can keep that standard, for sure. He is still a young player, he can improve.“It’s not about scoring only, it’s about other situations as well. He’s so important for us. But he knows and I know that he couldn’t score if he didn’t have the fantastic support of all the other boys.”He added: “Yes, I think he can keep the standard but that’s normal, all the boys can keep the standard they have in the moment.“It’s not that it’s only a run. The boys show their quality. We did that already a few times, the thing is more to get the results.“That’s what we did tonight. To get this result, the most important thing was the defensive performance, so I’m really happy about the concentration level in all defending moments.“It only showed the desire of the boys to turn this game. I was not happy about the yellow cards but the reaction was cool. It was a good team performance tonight.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Paul Lambert appointed Stoke manager

first_imgThe Stoke owners, who had persisted with Hughes until the club was knocked out of the FA Cup by lower-division Coventry City, said they were impressed by Lambert’s pedigree as a Champions League-winning player for German giants Borussia Dortmund.“Paul greatly impressed us with his knowledge of our squad and had a clear plan of how he would improve our results,” said chairman Peter Coates.“He’s a man who backed himself as a player, none more so than when he turned down contract offers in Scotland to go on trial in the German Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, and it’s obvious he adopts the same approach as a manager.”Stoke are third from bottom of the Premier League after taking just 20 points from 22 games.Derby County’s Gary Rowett, Espanyol’s Quique Sanchez Flores — who managed Watford in 2015-16 — and Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill were all considered targets but the former signed a new contract last week and the other two ruled themselves out of contention.Lambert, who played under O’Neill during an eight-year spell at Celtic and has also managed Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers, emerged as the preferred candidate and the club have acted swiftly to appoint him.“We stated that we were looking to make an appointment as soon as possible, particularly given our position in the league and the overriding priority being retaining our place in the Premier League,” said a Stoke statement.It added the club “reviewed a number of people”.Coates said it was essential the new manager had Premier League experience — and Lambert fitted the bill.“We were determined to appoint someone with Premier League experience or an extensive knowledge of English football,” he said.“Paul has been successful in management at clubs with a strong and stable background and with local ownership — the kind of foundation we are able to give to our managers.”Hughes had famously asked “who else is going to do it?” when interviewers questioned him about his job before he was sacked after five years at the club in central England.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lambert, who played under O’Neill during an eight-year spell at Celtic and has also managed Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton Wanderers, emerged as the preferred candidate and the club have acted swiftly to appoint him.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 15- Struggling Stoke City appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager on Monday after the Scot signed a two-and-half-year contract to replace the sacked Mark Hughes.The club face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Monday, but the 48-year-old former Aston Villa and Norwich City manager will take charge on Tuesday.last_img read more

Premier League votes against using VAR next season

first_imgThe decision was made at a Premier League shareholders meeting in London on Friday, when all 20 top-flight clubs voted.“Premier League clubs have today agreed to continue advanced testing of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) throughout season 2018/19,” said a league statement.“The decision came after comprehensive discussions regarding the progress made in VAR trials in English football, and key learnings from the many competitions using it elsewhere.“The clubs recognised and are grateful for the substantial developments made by PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) managing director Mike Riley and his team.”One of the major concerns regarding VAR as currently deployed is the length of time it takes to reach a decision. It is also not always obvious to spectators inside the stadium when the match referee is calling upon the system or indeed what exactly is the incident he wants reviewed.It was a point highlighted in the EPL’s statement, which said: “The clubs agreed that advanced testing will continue to the end of season 2018/19 to make further improvements to the system, especially around communication inside the stadium and for those following at home and around the world.“The Premier League will also be asking for VAR to be used more extensively in the FA Cup and Carabao (League) Cup in season 2018/19.”Another problem flagged up by trials worldwide is the vexed question of when VAR should be called upon to overturn a “clear and obvious” error.– ‘Not perfect’ –Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who experienced VAR during an FA Cup game with West Bromwich Albion, agreed improvement was needed before VAR could be used in the Premier League.“The only experience I have with VAR is the West Brom game and I really think that was very interesting,” said Klopp. “We are all agreed it took a little long for all decisions… It’s not perfect in the moment.”There was controversy when England were denied a World Cup warm-up win when VAR helped Italy salvage a 1-1 draw at Wembley last month, after German referee Deniz Aytekin overturned his initial decision not to award a spot-kick when substitute Federico Chiesa tumbled under the challenge of James Tarkowski five minutes from time.Lorenzo Insigne scored from the spot and afterwards England manager Gareth Southgate said: “I’m glad it’s not the World Cup just yet. I think the ruling is ‘clear and obvious’ and it’s not. It’s one you can debate all day… I prefer the referee’s decision is final.”But FIFA president Gianni Infantino, explaining why VAR will be used at the World Cup, said in March: “What we want is to help and to give the referee the possibility to have extra help when he has to make important decisions, and in a World Cup we make very important decisions.“It cannot be possible that in 2018 everybody, in the stadium or at home, knows in a few seconds if the referee has made a mistake but not the referee himself — not because he doesn’t want to know about it but because we forbid him to know.”Germany’s Bundesliga will, however, continue to use VAR next season despite World Cup winner Sami Khedira, who plays for Serie A club Juventus, branding it a “disaster” during this season’s trials.UEFA, European football’s governing body, has still to be convinced, however.“Nobody knows exactly how VAR will work. There is already a lot of confusion,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who insists that VAR will not be used in next season’s Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000German referee Deniz Aytekin studies the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) screen to see if Italy deserve a penalty against England © AFP / Ian KINGTONLondon, United Kingdom, Apr 13 – The Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) will not be used during the 2018/19 English Premier League season, officials announced Friday.Trials of VAR in English cup competitions this season have proved controversial and even though the technology is set to be used during this year’s World Cup in Russia, Premier League chiefs believe further tests are needed.last_img read more

Iceland crash out of World Cup after Croatia loss

first_img0Shares0000Badelj (left) put his side ahead after Ivan Perisic’s first-time cross from the left was deflected into his path. Photo ReutersROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, June 26 – Croatia secured first place in Group D on Tuesday after a hard-fought 2-1 win over gallant Iceland in Rostov, setting up a last-16 tie with Denmark.While most eyes were on Argentina and their do-or-die match with Nigeria in Saint Petersburg, Croatia wrapped up top spot in Group D in Rostov-on-Don thanks to a slick second-half volley by Milan Badelj and a late strike by Ivan Perisic, sandwiching a penalty equaliser by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Croatia were already through to the last 16 and coach Zlatko Dalic rested most of the side that thumped Argentina 3-0, with only captain Luka Modric and the winger Perisic keeping their places.Needing a point to make certain of top spot, Croatia dominated early on, with Real Madrid pair Modric and Mateo Kovacic dictating the tempo without creating clear chances.Midway through the period it was the Nordic side, who had beaten Croatia in qualifying for Russia, who took control, threatening from set-pieces and interceptions.On 25 minutes a trademark long throw from Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson was headed dangerously across the goalmouth by the industrious Magnusson.Everton’s Sigurdsson tested Lovre Kalinic from a free-kick, while Birkir Bjarnason, who suffered a nosebleed early on, had shots blocked in quick succession.Just before the break, a drive by Alfred Finnbogasson whistled past the post. Then on the stroke of half-time Gunnarsson forced an acrobatic save from Kalinic.Ten minutes into the second period the match turned when Fiorentina striker Milan Badelj first clipped the bar with a long-range drive, then made no mistake a minute later.The 29-year-old got his right foot over a deflected cross and fired a superb volley wide of Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson to give Croatia the lead.Iceland had to claim their first ever World Cup victory to have a chance of advancing and, urged on by fans chanting their famous Viking thunderclap, almost equalised within minutes.First, a flick-on from another Gunnarsson long throw found Sverrir Ingason whose header was tipped over by Kalinic.Moments later Ingason, who plays for Rostov, went even closer but his header hit the crossbar.On 73 minutes Bjarnason fluffed a close-range opportunity but Iceland’s lifeline arrived a minute later when Dejan Lovren handled a cross by Sigurdsson in the penalty area.Sigurdsson had ballooned a penalty over the bar against Nigeria, but this time dispatched his shot into the roof of the net with Kalinic diving the wrong way.But as Iceland strained for the winner and a berth in the last 16 it was Croatia who threatened, free-kicks by Perisic and Rakitic worrying Halldorsson.Then on 90 minutes, Perisic delivered the final blow.Sent into space on the left of the area the Inter Milan winger blasted a shot that ended both the game and Iceland’s World Cup and put Croatia through to a match against the Danes in Nizhny Novogrod on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Bayern beat Man United in final pre-season test

first_img0Shares0000Javi Martinez grabbed the only goal as Bayern edged Man United in a pre-season friendly © AFP / Christof STACHEMUNICH, Germany, Aug 5 – Javi Martinez’s second-half header earned Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory over Manchester United at the Allianz Arena on Sunday in a final pre-season test for both sides ahead of the new campaign.Spain international Martinez nodded in from a corner on 59 minutes as the German champions overcame a lacklustre display from Jose Mourinho’s side, who kick off the Premier League at home to Leicester City on Friday. Marcus Rashford and Victor Lindelof returned for United after their post-World Cup break, although the visitors lost Eric Bailly to injury after the interval following a collision with Serge Gnabry.Mourinho remains hopeful of strengthening his side in the transfer window before the August 9 deadline, with Brazil international midfielder Fred the club’s top signing this summer.“My CEO knows what I want for quite a long time,” Mourinho told German TV ahead of the game. “I know he tries to do the best for me, and I still have a few days to wait and see what is going to happen.”Bayern, under new coach Niko Kovac, will head back to their training camp in Tegernsee ahead of next weekend’s German Super Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Vieira bemoans bad luck after defeat in first Nice game

first_imgMoussa Doumbia scored the only goal of the game in just the second minute of his Ligue 1 debut after joining Reims from Russian side Rostov.The Malian midfielder cut inside two defenders before beating Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale at his near post with a low shot from long range.Nice dominated the rest of the match — enjoying 71 percent of possession — but only one of their 19 shots on goal was on target as they missed the injured Mario Balotelli.“The goal made things much more difficult. A goal at the start like that is disappointing,” said Vieira.“I was surprised. We ran out of luck. We created opportunities, especially in the second half.”Visiting ‘keeper Edouard Mendy was equal to a low effort from Allan Saint-Maximin, but Nice created little else as Reims clung on to mark their return to the top flight after winning the Ligue 2 title with an unlikely win.Italy striker Balotelli scored 26 goals in 38 games for Nice last season, but Vieira refused to confirm that the 27-year-old’s future still lies at the Allianz Riviera.“Balotelli? It’s useless to talk about him because he’s not here,” said the Frenchman. “I want to focus on the players who are here and want to be here.”Vieira, who had been briefly linked with the manager’s job at Arsenal during the close-season, will take his new team to Caen next Saturday, as the 42-year-old looks for his first win since leaving New York City.– Falcao helps Monaco to winning start –Falcao starred as a substitute as Monaco saw off Nantes © AFP / LOIC VENANCERadamel Falcao came off the bench to score and set up another goal as Monaco brushed aside Nantes 3-1 to get their Ligue 1 campaign off to a strong start.With Falcao left out of the starting XI following his World Cup exertions with Colombia and big summer signing Aleksandr Golovin out injured, Monaco struggled for long periods.But the game changed when Falcao was introduced in the 66th minute, and Rony Lopes continued his excellent form from last season by stooping to nod in the opening goal just three minutes later.Falcao set Stevan Jovetic free with 10 minutes to go, and the Montenegrin coolly slotted home.Samuel Grandsir, who also came on with Falcao to make his Ligue 1 debut for the club, crossed low for the Colombian to tap into an empty net in the 83rd minute, as Monaco cruised to victory despite Emiliano Sala’s injury-time consolation.“We still have a lot to improve, but this victory is good to start the season well,” Portuguese youngster Lopes told Canal+.“Last week (4-0 Champions Trophy loss to Paris Saint-Germain) was difficult, but here, first game of the championship, a win, we’re happy.”Elsewhere, Nimes scored three goals in the last 14 minutes to grab a thrilling 4-3 victory at Angers in their first top-flight match since 1993.Whabi Khazri scored on his debut as Saint-Etienne beat Dijon 2-1, while Lille came from behind to win 3-1 against Rennes and Montpellier lost at home to Dijon.Reigning champions PSG get their title defence underway on Sunday when they host Caen.Marseille opened the season in style on Friday night as Dimitri Payet scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Toulouse.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Patrick Vieira saw his Nice side beaten 1-0 at home by Reims © AFP / VALERY HACHEPARIS, France, Aug 12 – Patrick Vieira said that his Nice side “ran out of luck” as he tasted defeat in his first league match as a coach in Europe with a 1-0 loss at home to newly-promoted Reims on Saturday.The former Arsenal and France midfielder was brought in to replace Lucien Favre after his departure for Borussia Dortmund, but his reign got off to a miserable start.last_img read more

CSKA Moscow stun Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

first_img0Shares0000CSKA Moscow stunned Real Madrid but still finished bottom of their Champions League groupPARIS, France, Dec 12 – CSKA Moscow stunned a much-changed Real Madrid with a 3-0 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but still finished bottom of Champions League Group G as Viktoria Plzen beat Roma.The Russian side, who also downed Real 1-0 in the reverse fixture, had to better Plzen’s result to finish third and qualify for the Europa League. But Plzen edged out Roma 2-1 in the Czech Republic to render CSKA’s famous victory ultimately meaningless, despite inflicting the heaviest ever European home loss on the record 13-time champions.“It’s sad to say the least to beat Real Madrid, earn seven points, but finish bottom and get eliminated from Europe,” said CSKA coach Viktor Goncharenko.“But we only have ourselves to blame. In any case, we’ve made sure we’ll spend the holidays in a great mood after tonight’s win.”Holders Real had already progressed to the last 16 as group winners, with Roma through in second place.Home coach Santiago Solari boosted CSKA’s hopes before kick-off by making seven changes to the starting XI which beat Huesca 1-0 in La Liga at the weekend, leaving Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Raphael Varane and Toni Kroos on the bench.Real’s youngsters started brightly, with Vinicius Junior forcing visiting goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev into a fine-one handed save, and Marco Asensio then curling the ball against the crossbar.But Goncharenko’s CSKA claimed a shock lead in the 37th minute, as Fedor Chalov danced through the makeshift Madrid defence and bent a left-footed shot into the corner.Georgiy Schennikov volleyed home shortly before the interval after an excellent team move to leave Real facing an embarrassing loss.At half-time Solari sent on Bale, the two-goal hero of last season’s final triumph over Liverpool, with Kroos following soon after.But it was CSKA who extended their advantage, as Arnor Sigurdsson fired low past Thibaut Courtois in the Real goal with 17 minutes to play.It mattered little though, as Plzen secured a place in the Europa League last 32 thanks to Tomas Chory’s 72nd-minute winner against Roma.Midfielder Jan Kovarik tapped in to break the deadlock in the 62nd minute, only for Turkish youngster Cengiz Under to level for Roma midway through the second half.But Plzen extended their European campaign when Chory headed in after Kovarik’s volley was pushed out by Antonio Mirante.Teenage midfielder Luca Pellegrini was sent off in injury-time after picking up two bookings in quick succession, as Roma’s winless run in all competitions stretched to five games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mourinho ruled out of China job with Cannavaro poised

first_imgOne role he will not be taking is with China’s national team, who have been without a coach since Marcello Lippi left at the end of January.Moving to quash any rumours, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter: “News that the CFA invited the famous coach Mourinho to serve as head coach of the national side is not true. For media and fans, please don’t believe this.”The CFA made no mention of the 45-year-old Cannavaro, who has been strongly linked in Chinese media with the post.The Italian, who captained his country to World Cup glory in 2006, will stay in charge of Chinese Super League (CSL) giants Guangzhou Evergrande and take charge of both teams at the same time, reports said.Chinese media said that Lippi, Cannavaro’s mentor and Italy’s coach when they lifted the World Cup, will have an advisory role in the new set-up.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December and the Portuguese has been linked with a number of coaching jobs © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / KEVORK DJANSEZIANSHANGHAI, China, Mar 8 – Jose Mourinho will not be China’s new coach, its football association said on Friday, amid widespread reports that Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro is instead poised to take the job.Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December and the 56-year-old has been linked with a number of coaching jobs, the latest being his former club Real Madrid.last_img read more

Amunike relishing East Africa derby in Cairo

first_img0Shares0000Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amunike before a past presser. PHOTO/ESPNCAIRO, Egypt, Apr 13 – Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amunike says he is looking forward with bated breath for the East African derby at the 2019 African Cup of Nations when the Taifa Stars clash with Kenya in their Group C match on June 27 in Cairo.The two sets of stars were pooled together during Friday night’s draw in Giza and Amunike is relishing the prospect of facing his brothers from across the border. “Kenya and Tanzania we are like brothers. There’s only a short one hour flight separating us. There is a lot of mutual respect between Kenya and Tanzania and I know we will play some good football and showcase East African football to the rest of the world,” Amunike told Capital Sport in Cairo.He added; “This is the first time that four nations from East Africa have qualified for the Cup of Nations and it shows that football in the region is growing. I am hoping we all can do well. We are in the same group with Kenya unfortunately, but we have to play.”Amunike who helped Tanzania qualify for the Cup of Nations for the first time in 39 years believes the team has a good chance to progress to the knockout stages despite also having to deal with heavyweights Algeria and Senegal.-ConfidentTanzania head coach Emmanuel Amunike (left) with Tanzanian Football Federation boss Wallace Karia and Team manager Danny Msangi during the 2019 African Cup of Nations draw in Cairo on April 12, 2019“I am confident in what I am doing and all we have to do now is to work to achieve our targets,” the Nigerian tactician stated.He added; “It’s a good draw. We have to be realistic. All teams who made it here are all good and noe team came here without fighting. If you are here, you must be ready to play anyone. You can’t wish for an easy pool. All 24 teams are tough.”The tactician now says the hard work begins as he goes back to Dar es Salaam to draft a plan for the team’s training ahead of the tournament.Amunike who played in Egypt for Zamalek in the mid-90s is hopeful that the fans who still remember his name and adore him hugely will come out and support him and his Taifa Stars as they look to perform well.“Egyptians will definitely come to support me but our objective is to prepare well because even if they support you but we don’t do the right thing on the pitch it will have no meaning. But it will be good to enjoy the support from the local fans,” the AFCON winner with Nigeria’s Super Eagles in 1994 stated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ferrari’s Leclerc crashes in Baku qualifying

first_img0Shares0000Charles Leclerc’s stricken Ferrari is lifted from the track © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVBAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr 27 – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc smashed his car into the same wall as Robert Kubica to force a second delay to qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday.Leclerc came to grief at Turn Eight in Q2 where Kubica had also crashed his Williams in Q1. The Monegasque driver, running on the harder compound ‘medium’ tyres despite falling temperatures, was angry with himself for pushing too hard in tricky conditions at the castle turn.“I am stupid, I am stupid,” said Leclerc.The session was halted again to allow for a clean up of debris on and damage to the circuit.Earlier Kubica’s accident was further bad news for the luckless Williams team.On Friday their British rookie driver George Russell escaped unhurt when his car was wrecked after running over a loose drain cover at high speed in opening practice, which was abandoned and cancelled.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Do fans in Baku not deserve it?’ – UEFA chief Ceferin defends Europa final

first_img0Shares0000UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has defended the decision to host the Europa League final in Baku © AFP / FERENC ISZABERLIN, Germany, May 24 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has defended the decision to host the Europa League final in Baku in an interview with German news magazine Der Spiegel set to be published on Saturday.Chelsea and Arsenal are set to play in Baku on May 29, and UEFA has faced heavy criticism, both for the distance of the venue from London and over Azerbaijan’s record on human rights. Ceferin, 51, told Der Spiegel that the final would be played in Baku because “there are people who live there who love football”.“The human rights situation is a problem, but it is also a problem in other European states. Does that mean the fans in Baku do not deserve live football?”The controversy over Baku increased this week, when Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan decided not travel to the final amid concerns for his safety.The UEFA president said that the decision was Mkhitaryan’s to make, and said that Azerbaijan had given guarantees about the player’s safety.“If football allows itself to be stopped by such tensions, then we will not be able to organise anything in future,” said Ceferin.“We managed to organise a safe European Championships in France when the country was a target of terrorist attacks.”Ceferin also said that he was in no rush to reform the UEFA Champions League.“If you ask me, there is no need to change anything,” he said.The 51-year-old said that UEFA were in a “consultation phase” over reforms proposed earlier this year by the European Club Association.The proposals envisaged a restructuring of all European club competitions into a three-tiered system with internal relegation and promotion from 2024.Ceferin said that UEFA had already vetoed a suggestion to hold Champions League games at the weekend, saying that “this will not happen”.– ‘The Chinese are nice people’ –Yet he also called for a more measured approach to the reform proposals, and argued that UEFA had to respond to its global market.“Football is the only European product which is the best in the world in its field by some distance.”“The Champions League is a global product, it is getting bigger in China and the USA. Why should Chinese fans not be treated well? They are nice people.“Everything is dramatised. The usual suspects start shouting about the death of football and demand more solidarity.“I think that the five big leagues should give money to the federations in smaller countries when they sell TV rights there. Because if you show the top leagues on TV, you weaken the football in the smaller markets.”Ceferin said he was not afraid that the top clubs would attempt to break away from UEFA to form a separate European super league.“That will never happen. The clubs know that it would be a pretty boring competition.”“The national leagues are also important for the clubs to keep the link to their fans.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Two charged over security incident linked to Arsenal duo

first_imgFormer Germany midfielder Ozil and the Bosnia defender were targeted last month by masked and armed attackers who chased their car through London.London’s Metropolitan Police said two men had been arrested in an incident in the north of the city three days ago.“Two men have been charged under Section 4a of the Public Order Act following an incident in Camden on Thursday,” the police said in a statement.“Ferhat Ercan, 27, and Salaman Ekinci, 27, were charged on August 9 following the incident and are due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on September 6.”Reports suggested the men were arrested after becoming involved in an altercation with security staff outside Ozil’s house.Section 4a of the Public Order Act refers to offences of intentional harassment, alarm or distress, through threatening, abusive or insulting words, behaviour or displays.Arsenal said on Friday that Ozil and Kolasinac would not be in the squad travelling to Newcastle “following further security incidents which are being investigated by the police.“The welfare of our players and their families is always a top priority and we have taken this decision following discussion with the players and their representatives.“We are liaising with the police and are providing the players and their families with ongoing support.“We look forward to welcoming the players back to the squad as soon as possible.”0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ozil and Kolasinac miss Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle over security concerns as police charge two men © AFP/File / OZAN KOSELONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 11 – Two men will appear in court next month charged with a public order offence, police confirmed Sunday, in connection with two Arsenal footballers previously targeted in an attack.Arsenal said Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac would not play in Sunday’s opening English Premier League fixture at Newcastle due to “further security incidents”.last_img read more

FIFA chief urges action after racist abuse halts Serie A game

first_imgPlay resumed after three minutes with visitors Fiorentina leading 1-0 after a goal from Federico Chiesa.“In Italy the situation has not improved and this is serious,” Infantino, in Italy ahead of the FIFA Best Awards on Monday, told the Italian Rai2 channel.“Racism is fought through education, condemning it, talking about it, we cannot accept racism in society and in football.Fiorentina’s Brazilian defender Dalbert (R) with coach Vincenzo Montella © AFP/File / Vincenzo PINTO“We have to identify those responsible and throw them out of the stadiums, we need clear sentences, as in England, we must not be afraid to condemn the racists, we must fight them to the end.”Since the beginning of the season, Inter Milan’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku and AC Milan’s Ivorian midfielder Franck Kessie have been targeted by monkey cries during league games without any sanction being taken.Last season, Blaise Matuidi, Kalidou Koulibaly and Moise Kean were also victims of the problem which has been recurring for years in Italy.– Llorente scores double –On the pitch, Atalanta rescued a 2-2 draw with two late goals to avoid a second consecutive defeat after their 4-0 Champions League thrashing at Dinamo Zagreb in midweek.Franck Ribery scored his first Serie A goal by netting Fiorentina’s second.Elsewhere, Fernando Llorente scored a brace as Napoli eased past Lecce 4-1 to keep in touch with leaders Inter Milan and second-placed Juventus, while Edin Dzeko struck a stoppage-time winner for Roma.Spaniard Llorente, who scored in Napoli’s midweek 2-0 win over Champions League holders Liverpool, grabbed the opener on 28 minutes at the San Paolo Stadium. He added a late fourth for Napoli eight minutes from time.“It was a game that could have been a trap after the high of Liverpool, but the many changes helped us,” said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.Arkadiusz Milik started up front alongside Llorente, and the Polish striker’s assist contributed to the Spaniard’s opener.Lorenzo Insigne scored Napoli’s second goal from the spot five minutes before the break, at the second attempt after Lecce’s goalkeeper left his line prematurely before he saved the first.Fabian Ruiz scored Napoli’s third on 52 minutes before Marco Mancosu pulled a goal back for Lecce after an hour — the eighth conceded by Napoli in four league matches.– Sarri fine-tuning –Ancelotti’s side sit third, three points behind leaders Inter Milan, who are on maximum points after four games, after their 2-0 Milan derby win on Saturday.Champions Juventus won 2-1 at home against Verona and are second with 10 points from four games.“Juve still look to be under construction,” warned Ancelotti.“Knowing (coach Maurizio) Sarri and his teams, I think he is still fine-tuning things. Inter are already up and running, Juventus will get there in the coming matches.”In Bologna, Dzeko’s late winner sealed a 2-1 win for 10-man Roma, who are fourth, a point behind Napoli.The Romans were hit by Gianluca Mancini’s sending off on 85 minutes, but Dzeko headed home a Lorenzo Pellegrini cross to get the winner deep into injury time.City rivals Lazio are fifth after beating Parma 2-0 with goals in either half from Ciro Immobile and Adam Marusic.Sampdoria moved off the bottom of the table, earning their first points as Manolo Gabbiadini’s goal sent Torino crashing to their second consecutive league defeat.The Genoa club’s place at the foot of the table was taken by Fiorentina, the only team without a win.0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants strong action against racism in Italian stadiums © AFP/File / Nelson AlmeidaMILAN, Italy, Sep 23 – FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Sunday the problem of racism in Italian football has “not improved” after a Serie A match between Atalanta and Fiorentina was halted for several minutes because of racist abuse of Brazilian Dalbert.Fiorentina defender Dalbert, 26, asked the referee to halt play after half an hour at the Stadio Ennio Tardini until a warning statement was read out by the stadium speaker to jeers and whistles from the Atalanta fans.last_img read more

Combat-limit bill falls short in the Senate

first_img“I think it’s very important that we just put a safety net under our troops,” said Webb, a former Vietnam veteran and Navy secretary. The bill attracted three dozen co-sponsors, including Republicans Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Olympia Snowe of Maine and Gordon Smith of Oregon. In July, a similar measure fell just shy of the 60 needed to advance, and additional Republicans said they were considering it. But momentum behind the bill stalled Wednesday after Sen. John Warner, R-Va., announced that he decided the consequences would be disastrous. Warner, a former longtime chairman of the Armed Services Committee, had voted in favor of the measure in July but said he changed his mind after talking to senior military officials. Without more Republican support, Democrats are unlikely to pass other war-related measures. In coming days, the Senate planned to vote on legislation by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., that would order combat troops home in nine months. Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said his bill would allow some troops to remain behind to conduct such missions as counterterrorism and training the Iraqis; he estimated the legislation, if enacted, would cut troop levels in Iraq by more than half.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IRAQ: Measure that would regulate the length of troops’ tours fails to get 60 votes. By Anne Flaherty THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – The Senate blocked legislation Wednesday that would have balanced the amount of time troops spent in combat, a blow for Democrats struggling to challenge President Bush’s Iraq policies. The 56-44 vote was four votes short of reaching the 60 needed to cut off debate. It was the second time in as many months that the bill, sponsored by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., was sidetracked. In July, a similar measure fell four votes short of advancing. Failure of the bill was a sound defeat for Democrats, who have been unable to pass significant anti-war legislation by a veto- proof majority since taking control of Congress in January. Webb’s measure was seen as having the best chance at attracting the 60 votes needed to pass because of its pro-military premise. The bill would have required that troops spend as much time at home training with their units as they spend deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Members of the National Guard or Reserve would be guaranteed three years at home before being sent back. Most Army soldiers now spend about 15 months in combat with 12 months home. last_img read more

Beach water quality up, thanks to dry weather

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In L.A. County, 17 percent of the beaches tested received Fs for water quality, the worst of any county statewide. But 93 percent of beaches in the Santa Monica Bay – 63 of 67 – received As or Bs, compared to 76 percent last year. With all the talk of fires and drought because of record-low rainfall last winter, there is at least one silver lining – cleaner beaches. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, overall water quality at most California beaches was excellent this summer, although Los Angeles County’s remained the most polluted, according to a report released this morning by Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental group. The report mirrors similar conclusions released in August by the Natural Resources Defense Council that said the lack of rain last season meant less polluted urban runoff in storm drain systems. “The combination of record drought and (cleanup) projects led to the cleanest summer water quality in years,” said Mark Gold, president of Heal the Bay. last_img read more

No West Ham return! Striker rules out move back to East End

first_img1 Carlos Tevez has ruled out making a return to the Premier League – and hopes to sign for his hometown club Boca Juniors when he leaves Juventus.The striker has been playing in Europe since he signed for West Ham back in 2006 and was a star performes during his time in England with Manchester United and Manchester City.The Argentine international has continued his good run of form at Juventus, helping the Italian giants secure their position at the top of Serie A.Reports in England have suggested West Ham could make a shock move to bring Tevez back to Upton Park, but the 31-year-old says he will make a return to south America when he decides to leave Italy.Tevez, speaking to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, said: “My whole family and I are Boca fans and I want to play in that shirt once again.“I don’t know when, but I will return home. I’ve been in Europe for many years and I need my family – I miss my father, my mother and my brother.“I can’t complain as everyone has treated me well, but my mentality is Argentine and my desire is to go back to Buenos Aires.“Of course people would prefer if the Tevez family all moved to Turin. I like it here, but my life is over there. I’m a family man, as we say.” Carlos Tevez last_img read more

Man City target Diego Simeone could end up in the Premier League, talkSPORT told

first_imgFormer Atletico Madrid star Luis Garcia believes Manchester City target Diego Simeone could end up in the Premier League – but NOT anytime soon.The Argentine boss had been linked with a move to the Etihad, before signing a new five-year deal earlier this year.And Garcia, who also played for Barcelona and Liverpool during his career, insists the 44-year-old’s long-term future may lie in England’s top-flight.“It’s going to be a few years before Diego Simeone comes to the Premier League,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “I think he’s signed a new contract for the next five years.“Atletico want him to stay to grow the academy and bring a lot of young players into the first team.“He’s going to spend a few more years at Atletico Madrid, but after that, he’s one of the best managers in Europe, so why not?”last_img read more

Arsenal told £40million will land Porto star this summer

first_imgArsenal will have to pay £40m to land Porto star Yacine Brahimi this summer.The Gunners want to strengthen their squad by landing the Algerian attacker but would have to stump up a significant fee to bring the 25-year-old to the Emirates.Arsene Wenger’s men face competition from Bayern Munich and AC Milan in the race to sign the Paris-born playmaker, who is still under contract until 2019. Porto are hoping to ignite a bidding war for Brahimi but could be willing to sell below their asking price, according to Sky Italia.Brahimi, who can operate in wide areas or behind the main striker, hit 13 goals in 41 appearances last season. 1 Yacine Brahimi in action for Porto last_img read more

Wales 1-0 Belgium: Brilliant Bale blasts Dragons step closer to Euro 2016

first_imgGareth Bale was the savour of Wales again, as the Dragons clinched one of the biggest victories in their history to beat Belgium 1-0 and take a massive step towards Euro 2016 qualification.An unlikely victory hands them a three-point lead at the top of Group B with four games left to play, and also means they will be among the top seeds for next month’s World Cup draw in Russia.Manager Chris Coleman described it as the nation’s “biggest game for more than a decade”, against a side ranked second in the world which boasted both the Premier League and Bundesliga players of the year.But, apart from a threatening early spell, the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Christian Benteke failed to click and the Red Devils struggled to really get going against the stubborn hosts.Chances came and went for Benteke, captain Hazard and Raja Nainggolan, who saw a low drive from 20 yards well saved by Wayne Hennessey, but the midfielder will be having nightmares about his dreadful defensive error which led to Bale’s strike, coming on the winger’s 50th Wales appearance.The Real Madrid star was played through by an attempted head back to the keeper, and displayed superb control to bring the ball down with his chest before coolly slotting through the legs of Chelsea glovesman Thibaut Courtois in the 25th minute, sparking wild celebrations at a bouncing Cardiff City Stadium.It was only the second goal the Red Devils have conceded in the whole of their qualifying campaign, and the hosts should have had another moments later.Courtios did well to get a glove to Aaron Ramsey’s initial shot from an angle, but striker Hal Robson-Kanu was guilty of a horrible miss on the follow up, sidefooting wide with the goal at his mercy.After the break, it was expected Belgium would look to spark a comeback, with Everton’s Romelu Lukaku joining Benteke up front to form an intimidating partnership, but instead they looked sluggish and rarely forced Hennessey into a telling save.The visitors were frustrated as they piled forward in the late stages, but Wales, who were encouraged by the earlier goal and grew in confidence as the game wore on, performed an admirable shut-out.Ashley Williams got a vital block in to divert Benteke’s header over the bar, while Nainggolan and De Bruyne whistled efforts just wide of Hennessey’s goal, but that was the closest they came.It was a heroic display from the dogged Dragons, with Bale’s 17th goal for his country sending Wales a huge step closer to their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup. 1 Wales hero Gareth Bale last_img read more

Europe’s top 10 most successful clubs ever revealed! See where your club ranks

first_img 11 11 Barcelona’s UEFA Super Cup victory this week marked their fourth trophy in 2015, with two more to possibly follow before the year is out, but which European club has won the most trophies ever?It’s not exactly a straightforward question to answer, because opinions differ over what should constitute a trophy.For example, Arsenal have technically lifted three trophies in the past month, but no one in their right mind would count either the Barclays Asia Trophy or Emirates Cup as a serious piece of silverware.But does the Gunners’ Community Shield success go on their honours list?In the past, one-off contests such as the Shield have been dismissed when it comes to trophy tallies, but these events – often known as ‘Super Cups’ – appear to be growing in prestige across the continent.For the purposes of simply counting the number of trophies won, we have included such competitions, although debate will continue to rage as to their relative merits.Additionally, we have restricted our ranking to clubs from the top four league competitions in Europe: England, Spain, Germany and Italy. These countries are historically the most dominant in European competition and, therefore, we have adjudged their domestic competitions to be the toughest to win.If we left it open to clubs from any European league, the result would see Scotland’s Rangers come out on top, with Northern Ireland’s Linfield in second and Scotland’s Celtic in third. But we are more interested in finding out who’s the cream of the cream.So take a look at the ranking above to see which clubs feature and let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.Competitions included: All UEFA competitions bar the Intertoto Cup (but including the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup), the Intercontinental Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, domestic top division titles, main domestic cups and League Cups (now defunct in Germany and Spain and never competed for in Italy, but held since the 1960s in England), and domestic ‘Super Cups’ (known in England as the Community Shield).All statistics correct on 13 August 2015 11 10. Atletico Madrid have won 28 trophies 6. Juventus have won 58 trophies – Ahead of both Inter and AC Milan, Juventus are the most successful Italian club in total number of trophies. Juve have won 31 Serie A titles, by far the most in Italy despite being stripped of two championships for match-fixing. They have also claimed 10 Italian Cups and seven Italian Super Cups. In Europe, the Old Lady has the complete set of honours: winning two European Cups, three UEFA Cups, one Cup Winners’ Cup and two UEFA Super Cups. Juve have also been crowned world champions twice, winning the Intercontinental Cup in 1985 and 1996 (pictured above). 11 11 8. Arsenal have won 43 trophies – Arsenal hold the record for the number of FA Cups won, with back-to-back successes in 2014 and 2015 taking their tally to 12 in the oldest football competition in the world. They can boast 13 English top flight titles, and share the record for most domestic doubles with Manchester United, having clinched both league and cup success in the same season on three ocassions. They have won the League Cup twice, including as part of a double with the FA Cup in 1993, plus 14 Charity/Community Shields. In Europe, Arsenal’s first trophy came with the Fairs Cup (a forerunner of the UEFA Cup/Europa League) in 1970, and they claimed the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994. 11 11 11 11 7. AC Milan have won 47 trophies – Milan are second only to Real Madrid when it comes to European Cup/Champions League victories, having been crowned champions of Europe on seven occasions. Their first success in the competition came in 1963, with Cesare Maldini as captain (pictured above, left), while their most recent Champions League win in 2007 featured Cesare’s son, Paolo, as skipper (pictured above, right). Milan remain the last club to successfully defend the European Cup, winning back-to-back trophies in 1989 and 1990. Additionally, they won two Cup Winners’ Cups, five UEFA Super Cups, three Intercontinental Cups and one Club World Cup. On the domestic front, Milan boast 18 Serie A titles, five Italian Cups and six Italian Super Cups. 11. Chelsea have won 26 trophies – to find out which clubs make up Europe’s 10 most successful sides from the strongest leagues, click the arrow above – The Blues have won five top flight English titles, seven FA Cups, five League Cups and they are the only English club to have won every European trophy. In 2012 they became the only London club to win the Champions League, adding the Europa League a year later to complete the continental set, along with two victories in the now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup and one in the UEFA Super Cup. They have also won four Community Shields. The Blues had racked up 11 trophies prior to Roman Abramovich’s arrival, but have since won 15 in 12 years. 5. Liverpool have won 59 trophies – The most successful English club in European football, Liverpool have won five European Cups, putting them level with Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the all-time list. The Reds have also claimed three UEFA Cups and three UEFA Super Cups. On the home front, Liverpool have won 18 top flight English titles, seven FA Cups, a record eight League Cups and 15 Charity/Community Shields. The only trophies of note to elude them come on a global stage, having lost two Intercontinental Cup finals in the 1980s and the Club World Cup in 2005. They also lost the 1966 Cup Winners’ Cup final to Borussia Dortmund, so cannot complete the full set of UEFA competitions. 4. Manchester United have won 62 trophies – The Red Devils are the most successful club in England, with 20 top flight titles, including 13 in the Premier League era. United have won 11 FA Cups, four League Cups and a record 20 Charity/Community Shields. In Europe, they have won three European Cups/Champions Leagues, plus the Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup. United are the only English club to win a treble of Champions League, domestic title and main domestic cup, and are the only English club to win any global titles. In 1999 they won the Intercontinental Cup and in 2008 claimed the Club World Cup. 11 2. Real Madrid have won 79 trophies – The most successful club in the history of the European Cup/Champions League, Real Madrid have won the tournament on 10 occasions, including the first five editions and four more in the Champions League era. The Spanish giants won back-to-back UEFA Cups in the 1980s and also boast two UEFA Super Cups on their honours list. Madrid claimed the Intercontinental Cup three times and won the Club World Cup in 2014. In Spain, they have a record 32 titles, plus 19 Spanish Cups, nine Spanish Super Cups and one victory in the defunct Spanish League Cup. 9. Inter have won 39 trophies – The only Italian club to win the treble, Inter won five trophies alone in 2010, including the Champions League, Serie A, Italian Cup, Italian Super Cup and Club World Cup. Overall, they have won three European Cups/Champions League, 18 Serie A titles, seven Italian Cups, five Italian Super Cups, three UEFA Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and one Club World Cup. 11 1. Barcelona have won 82 trophies – The most successful club based on number of trophies won, Barcelona are the only club to win the treble twice. They now boast five European Cup/Champions League victories, to go alongside four wins in the Cup Winners’ Cup, three in the old Fairs Cup and five UEFA Super Cup triumphs. In Spain, Barca have been crowned champions 23 times, won the Spanish Cup a record 27 times, the Spanish Super Cup on 11 occasions and the Spanish League Cup twice. They have also claimed the Club World Cup twice, and in 2009 became the first club to win six trophies in a calendar year. They can make it 84 trophies by the end of 2015, if they win the Spanish Super Cup and Club World Cup. 3. Bayern Munich have won 63 trophies – The kings of German football, Bayern have won the Bundesliga title a record 25 times and the German Cup on a record 17 occasions. They also won the now defunct German League Cup six times and the German Super Cup four times. Outside Germany, Bayern boast five European Cups/Champions Leagues, including three-in-a-row in the mid-1970s. They have won every European trophy, with one Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup triumph to their name. Bayern have also won the Intercontinental Cup twice and one Club World Cup, and are the only German club to complete the treble. last_img read more

‘He’s an extraordinarily good finisher’ – Harry Kane WILL start firing for Spurs again

first_imgBrad Friedel says it is just a matter of time before Harry Kane starts firing for Tottenham.After scoring 32 goals in a stunning a breakthrough season at White Hart Lane in 2014/15, Kane has yet to open his account for the club this term.But Friedel is convinced his drought will end soon, with the former Spurs goalkeeper insistent that the 22-year-old will not prove to be a ‘one-season wonder’.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the American said: “His work ethic is second to none and he is an extraordinarily good finisher. Those things aren’t going to leave him.“He a young player and a human being so the more negativity that’s out there is going to affect him a little bit, but he will get through it.“He is the kind of player who is upset when he doesn’t score a goal. But he is not the type that will then stop working.“I guarantee his finishing in training is very, very good. He will keep making them runs, keep getting himself in those positons and, once that first goal comes in the Premier League, you are going to see a lot of them.”last_img read more

Latest on Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool: ‘Three-year deal, unveiled at Anfield THIS WEEK’

first_img Jurgen Klopp 1 Today’s back page headlines are focused on Liverpool’s search for a new manager and all the leading newspapers are claiming Jurgen Klopp is close to becoming Brendan Rodgers’ successor. See what they have to say here…The Times says Liverpool hope to have Klopp installed as Rodgers’s successor by the end of this week. After opening formal talks with Klopp and his representatives on Monday, Liverpool are increasingly confident that the 48-year-old will become their next manager in the wake of Rodgers’s departure. A three-year contract is under discussion and Klopp is set to be joined at Anfield by his trusted assistant coaches Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz. READ THE FULL STORY HEREThe Daily Mirror says Klopp is happy to work under Liverpool’s transfer system and looks certain to be unveiled as their new manager before the end of this week. Klopp is due to meet officials from Anfield again on Tuesday, but has already indicated he will take the job, and barring any late hitches as details are thrashed out, he should sign up by Thursday or Friday. READ THE FULL STORY HEREThe Guardian also says Liverpool are confident of appointing Klopp as their next manager and could install the 48-year-old as Rodgers’ successor by the end of the week. Initial talks have been encouraging for FSG and negotiations, which are being led by Mike Gordon will continue over the coming days – with the German’s acceptance of working with Liverpool’s transfer committee yet to be addressed – but Anfield officials are increasingly confident of securing Klopp’s services and doing so quickly. READ THE FULL STORY HEREThe Daily Mail says Liverpool will hold a transatlantic board meeting via videophone on Tuesday as they look to tie up the appointment of Klopp on a three-year deal. The former Borussia Dortmund manager is Liverpool’s No 1 choice to succeed Rodgers. He has, however, told Liverpool’s Fenway Sports Group owners that he must have the final say on incoming players. READ THE FULL STORY HEREThe Sun says Liverpool hope to announce Jurgen Klopp as their new boss by the end of the week. And the German WILL have the final say on transfers in January and next summer. READ THE FULL STORY HERElast_img read more

Chelsea ready to hijack Tottenham’s interest in Bologna starlet with £11m swoop

first_img Amadou Diawara 1 Chelsea are preparing to hijack Tottenham’s pursuit of Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara.The 18-year-old’s performances in Serie A have attracted attention from clubs across Europe, with Spurs leading the chase to secure his signature.But now, according to Tutto Mercato, Chelsea are readying a £11m bid for the teenager, who has a contract with the Italians until 2020.The Blues are on the lookout for a midfield powerhouse to provide competition for Nemanja Matic and may soon be short in that area if John Obi Mikel leaves in January.Tottenham remain keen on Diawara but were planning to increase their interest next summer rather than in the January transfer window.And that may allow Chelsea to sneak in and persuade Bologna accept their bid for the young Guinea midfielder.last_img read more

Accounts differ on U.S. attack that killed 25 Iraqis

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – U.S. troops backed by aircraft attacked a Shiite town north of Baghdad at dawn on Friday, killing at least 25 Iraqis the military described as criminals who were involved in the transport of weapons. But Iraqis at the scene said the dead were civilians, though some were armed. The military said it had been searching for an insurgent leader believed to be associated with the elite Iranian Quds Force, which U.S. intelligence sources believe is working in Iraq to foment violent activity by some Shiite militias. A military spokesman said the raid was unsuccessful in capturing the insurgent leader. Iraqis at the scene gave an account that diverged sharply from that of the military. They said the Iraqis who were killed were trying to defend their town from al-Qaida in Mesopotamia, the homegrown Sunni militant group that U.S. intelligence believes has foreign leadership. Al-Qaida in Mesopotamia has been active in Diyala province, where the town is located, but so have militias associated with the anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“The residents were defending themselves and the town,” said Uday al-Khadran, the mayor of Khalis, the district in which the fighting occurred. “They were not militias for killing people, and they were recognized by the security forces in the district, and this issue is familiar in all the towns of Khalis because of al-Qaida threats, especially to the Shiite,” he said. However, a statement the U.S. military released described a serious onslaught from the Iraqis in the town. As U.S. forces approached the village, the statement said, they came under heavy fire and called in airstrikes. “Responding in self-defense, the ground force returned fire,” the statement said. “Enemy fire intensified, and supporting aircraft were called in an attempt to suppress the threat. The armed group continued to engage and began to aggressively maneuver toward coalition forces, firing assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades,” the statement continued.last_img read more

Passport fair to help with paperwork

first_imgVALENCIA – Santa Clarita Valley residents will have a chance to get their passport paperwork in order Saturday at a U.S. Postal Service passport fair. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Processing and Distribution Center, 28201 Franklin Parkway, Valencia. Extra postal employees will be on hand to help customers with their documents. Each applicant will need a certified copy of his or her birth certificate or original U.S. Certificate of Naturalization, a valid photo identification and two passport photos. The photos must be identical 2-inch-by-2-inch head-and-shoulders pictures taken against a light, solid background.For information, call (661) 775-7175. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Former Countrywide charged with insider trading

first_imgThey then used the information to sell off their shares, to buy put options and, eventually, to short-sell the stock, prosecutors said.160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.His attorney declined to comment. Zhu, of Santa Monica was fired in June. That same month, federal prosecutors disclosed he and two other former Countrywide executives had agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges of insider trading as part of a scheme that generated more than $100,000 in profits. All were vice presidents working in financial planning or portfolio management. Sentencing in the men’s criminal cases was expected in the coming weeks. The SEC filed civil insider trading charges against the other two men – Alan Cao and Jun Shi – last year. Both agreed to pay back gains from their Countrywide stock transactions plus fines. In plea agreements in the criminal case, Zhu, Cao and Shi admitted they got hold of confidential data showing Countrywide would not meet Wall Street analysts’ financial expectations for the third quarter of 2004. A former executive at mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp. of Calabasas was charged Monday with insider trading after he sold stock before the company announced negative earning results three years ago, regulators said. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint against Quan Zhu, 43, in Los Angeles federal court. Zhu has agreed to settle the charges, without admitting or denying the allegations, by paying nearly $109,000, officials said. Regulators say Zhu was tipped to nonpublic information about the company’s negative earning results in 2004. In the days before the quarter’s results were made public, he sold short the company’s stock and bought put options, betting that the stock price would fall. The transactions resulted in gains of more than $35,000 once the stock fell with the public announcement, officials said. last_img read more

Liverpool captain admits he does not ‘expect to start’ Europa League final

first_img1 Jordan Henderson returned to action on Sunday after a five-week lay-off Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson faces an anxious wait to discover whether he will lead out the side in the Europa League final.The England midfielder returned to action with a 26-minute cameo against West Brom on Sunday after more than five weeks out with a knee ligament injury.But as Liverpool prepare for their first European final in nine years the 25-year-old thinks he has probably not done enough to force his way back into the line up against defending champions Sevilla in Basle.“I don’t expect to start,” he admitted.“I know I’ve been out a long time and I’ve only played 25-30 minutes and when I’ve been injured the teams had done very well and played in some big games to get to the final.“At the same time I feel good and hopefully have been okay in training and in the game the other day.“I’m ready to play as long or as little as the manager wants me to.“The injury has been good. In the last few weeks it has progressed really well, I’ve trained a few times and managed to play at the weekend.“I don’t know the team. We will probably only find out a few hours before the game as always.“It’s a huge night for everybody involved and every single player wants to play in it.”Having lost February’s League Cup final to Manchester City in a penalty shoot-out, Henderson believes the team are ready to deliver silverware.And he puts that partly down to the way manager Jurgen Klopp has changed the mindset.“It will be huge for the team, for the fans of the club and for everyone involved,” he added.“We know it’s a big night but one we are very excited about.“It’s everything you dream of as a footballer. As a young boy playing in the street with your friends, you dream about playing in European finals.“It’s a great opportunity for us to win a trophy and we are very capable of doing that.“We will have a game-plan and what we want to do. We will focus on that and if we can do that and perform to the best of our ability, we will have a very good chance of winning the game.“We’ve made massive progress. From the start of the season when the manager has come in he has put belief and mentality not only into the players but the fans and the whole club.“Over the last six or seven months we’ve gone up a level as a team, every single player has gone up a level and now we’re in a European final on the big stage.“Hopefully we can perform like we have been over the last few months, and if we can do that I’m very confident we can win the game.”last_img read more

Source: Jets, Chiefs talk Edwards

first_img A Swann in Pennsylvania? Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor in the city where he made his name in professional football. The former USC star told the Associated Press in an interview Wednesday afternoon that he made up his mind to run in the fall, after spending months weighing support at events around the state. Falcons fire QB coach: The Atlanta Falcons fired Mike Johnson as their quarterbacks coach. Johnson, 38, coached the Atlanta receivers in 2002 before taking over quarterbacks the following season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets discussed a compensation package for coach Herman Edwards on Wednesday, a person familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity. The Chiefs, rumored to be interested in Edwards for the past two months, would have to give up draft picks to hire Edwards because he is still under contract with the Jets. Edwards has ties to the Kansas City organization and general manager Carl Peterson, and would replace retired coach Dick Vermeil. The NFL must approve the deal before it can be official, and nothing was submitted to the league office by late Wednesday afternoon. Giving up draft picks is nothing new to the Chiefs. Kansas City surrendered a second- and a third-round pick when it hired Vermeil, who was technically under contract with St. Louis even though he was retired. Peterson was upset about that, and though he declined to discuss Edwards at a news conference Tuesday, he did say “Any time I have to part with a No. 1 draft choice it’s painful.” center_img Shockey practicing for playoffs: New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey practiced on his injured ankle for the first time in more than a week Wednesday. Peterson will play against Pats: Jaguars linebacker Mike Peterson missed a second day of practice, but said his sprained right wrist will not prevent him from playing against New England in the playoffs Saturday night. Bills president fired: Tom Donahoe was fired as Buffalo Bills president and general manager in a shakeup that could mark Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy’s return to the franchise in a management role. Offensive coordinator Tom Clements was also fired, his agent, Gary O’Hagan, told the Associated Press. Best rookies: Carnell Williams of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and Shawne Merriman earnned the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Coaching searches: Ron Rivera, the Bears’ defensive coordinator, acknowledged he’ll meet with the St. Louis Rams about their head coaching vacancy this week. … Miami offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was in Houston to interview for the head coaching job left vacant when Dom Capers was fired after the Texans finished their season with an NFL-worst record of 2-14. last_img read more

Wie at home for weekend

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“Play well tomorrow,” she told Camilo Villegas, the Colombian rookie who shot 64 to finish two shots off the lead. Asked the reason for an 11-shot swing over two days – she opened with a 79, her worst score on the PGA Tour – the high school junior replied, “I think I was possessed out there yesterday.” “If the tournament had started today, I would have done a lot better,” Wie said. “Today, I felt more relaxed. It was a reach to make the cut. I tried to make as many birdies as I could and see where it takes me.” One person of note did make the cut, which was at 3-over 143. David Duval, who made only one cut last year while dealing with injuries and the birth of his first child, coped with a back injury and birdied the last hole for a 68 to finish on the number. With a 5-foot putt on the 18th hole for her seventh birdie of the round, the 16-year-old finished with a 2-under 68 to match her record from two years ago as the lowest score by a woman competing on a male tour. Even so, she was at 7-over and missed the cut by four shots. And at the end of two days, all she could do was wish everyone else well on the weekend. “I played as well as anyone once I got through eight holes and figured out how to stand and swing,” said Duval, who was 5-over through his first eight. It still wasn’t quite as good as Campbell and Furyk, who came to Waialae in a different frame of mind. Campbell, coming off a winless year on tour, took the last two months off and showed up in Hawaii ready to go. “I didn’t do much, started practicing a little bit the last few weeks, but didn’t really play that much at all,” said Campbell, who joined Furyk at 6-under 134. “That made it really good to come out here and be refreshed and stay patient during my round.” Furyk still feels like it’s the tail end of 2005. He played in South Africa, went halfway around the world to the Target World Challenge in California, and three weeks later it was time to start the new year. He played well last week at the Mercedes Championships, finishing third, and his game hasn’t changed much. “I think playing the Mercedes last week in all that wind is a little bit of a benefit for me to come over,” Furyk said. “The golf courses are totally different, but you still have to hit those low, piercing shots and you have to be able to work the ball into the wind.” David Toms had a 69 and was another shot back. Stuart Appleby switched islands, but that didn’t seem to matter. Coming off his third consecutive victory at Kapalua, he scrambled to a 66 and was among those at 136, giving him a good chance going into the weekend. As the afternoon group of players teed off in the PGA Tour’s first full-field event of the year, the attention shifted to Wie – not whether she would make the cut, but simply where she would finish. Playing for the fourth time on the PGA Tour, she was in second-to-last place after the first round. She wound up in a tie for 117th, ahead of 18 men. Only 11 scores were better than her 68 on a blustery afternoon. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img HONOLULU – Chad Campbell and Jim Furyk each shot 3-under-par 67 on Friday and were tied for the lead at the Sony Open going into a weekend that again will not include Michelle Wie. But as always, she kept it entertaining. last_img read more

Supervisors may reduce town speed limits

first_img “We have a lot of senior citizens, old-timers, and we have a lot of new people,” she said. Los Angeles County officials say catching speeders is safer with radar than with having an officer follow in a patrol car to clock motorists. By state law, radar can only be used on most streets if a recent survey has calculated the speed at which most motorists travel. State law forbids cities and counties from arbitrarily lowering speed limits, in an effort to stop cities from creating “speed traps” to generate ticket revenue. Speed limits must be set according to a radar survey of the speed at which 85 percent of traffic travels, on the premise that the majority of motorists will drive a safe speed. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! QUARTZ HILL – Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to lower speed limits into downtown Quartz Hill and to ask California Highway Patrol officers to use radar to catch speeders there. The supervisors are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to lower 50th Street West’s speed limit to 45 mph between Avenue M-8 and Avenue N, where it is now 50 mph, and to 45 mph between Avenue K and Avenue L, where it is now 55. “The idea is to improve safety without causing increased congestion,” said Tony Bell, an aide to Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who asked for the traffic study that recommended lowering the speed limits. The supervisors also recently asked the CHP to use radar to catch speeders on 45th Street West, which has become a bypass route for motorists trying to avoid school traffic from Quartz Hill Elementary School on 50th Street West. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita CHP officials have received calls from Quartz Hill residents requesting additional enforcement of traffic laws and complaining that motorists are driving too fast, Lt. Andria Witmer said. “Like all areas in the Antelope Valley, people want more law enforcement,” Witmer said. Quartz Hill Town Council President Ruth Giles said townsfolk complain about motorists speeding through downtown Quartz Hill, where the speed limit is 35 mph, or 25 mph when children are walking to and from the elementary school. “The cars are traveling too fast and we need more police to catch the speeders,” she said. One factor seems to be newcomers who aren’t used to driving rural roads, Giles said. last_img read more

Exceptional Donegal guesthouses earn Georgina Campbell Awards

first_imgTwo of Donegal’s best hospitality businesses have been honoured with much-respected Georgina Campbell Awards for 2018.After a nationwide search for excellence, the recommendations of the independent hospitality guide were announced yesterday in Dublin.Castle Murray House in Dunkineely and Muldowney’s B&B on Arranmore Island were selected for prime places in Georgina Campbell’s Ireland independent hospitality guides, and Ireland’s most popular independent hospitality and travel website www.ireland-guide.com. Marguerite Howley and Peter Lawler of Castle Murray HouseThe Georgina Campbell Awards are Ireland’s longest-running food and hospitality awards, and highly respected by the industry.Castle Murray House Boutique Accommodation was selected as Hideaway of the Year 2018. Marguerite Howley and Peter Lawler’s beautifully located clifftop property at St. Johns Point is described in the guide as a relaxing hideaway with a well-deserved reputation.Castle Murray HouseAfter the famous restaurant closed in January 2017, the hotel’s stylish accommodations remain, boasting sea and coastal views. Plus, it’s pet-friendliness makes it a destination of choice for travellers seeking somewhere with an ‘away-from-it-all atmosphere.’Ireland’s B&B of the Year 2018 went to Muldowney’s B&B on Arranmore. The guide praises the active experience guests can enjoy on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way if they visit Muldowney’s. Muldowney’s B&B“Jim and Noreen Muldowney offer excellent accommodation at their immaculate 4* B&B but there is more to it than that, as what they really offer their guests is a genuine slice of island life“And that includes bird watching, diving and snorkelling, or outings on Jim’s boat, the Elsie Jayne; his trips are so professional, there’s even a break for tea and some of Noreen’s homebaked scones – and how often do you get a chance to catch your own fish, and eat it at the end of the trip. Walkers will love it too – visitor information and walking map provided,” the guide says.Speaking about the ongoing search for excellence, Ms Campbell said, “Through our programme of anonymous assessment we’re always keeping a sharp eye out for those exceptional establishments which are right on top of their game and going the extra mile for customers.“Once again this year, we have found plenty of new ones worthy of recommendation, especially in urban areas, and it is always exciting to see newcomers to the hospitality industry who understand the importance of standards and want visitors – domestic and from abroad – to enjoy Irish food and hospitality at its best. What we seek is not perfection but real food and hospitality with real heart, and we’re continuing to find it in clusters of excellence all over the country.”Accolades from Georgina Campbell Guide will be a source of encouragement and boost for Donegal’s businesses, as well as setting a benchmark for others in the industry who are determined to achieve a similar level of excellence. Exceptional Donegal guesthouses earn Georgina Campbell Awards was last modified: October 4th, 2017 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:castle murray housegeorgina campbell guidesMuldowney’s B&Blast_img read more


first_imgThere may have been some stunning plants, tropical trees and rare orchids at this year’s North West Garden Show in Castlefin.But there was only one North West Garden Show Rose.Take a step forward Rachel Ewing who was representing the Villa Rose Hotel in Ballybofey. Rachel was presented with her crown by former Miss Ireland Natasha No Garbhaith from Gaoth Dobhair.The runners up were Erin Coyle and Michaela Ramsey.The judges included John McElhinney of McElhinney’s Deprtament Store, Anne Marie Caraolan form Lancome and Martin McMenamin from Public Image hairdressers.Rachel won €1,000 as part of her prize.   A ROSE AMONGST THE TROPICAL TREES AND OTHER EXOTIC CREATURES AT THE NORTH WEST GARDEN SHOW was last modified: May 27th, 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:North West Garden Show Roselast_img read more


first_imgENTERTAINMENT ARCHITECTS GIG LISTINGS W/C 3 SEPTEMBER 2012This week don’t forget… ·         Don’t miss indie rockers Leaders Of Men this Thursday! The band have just released their second EP ‘A Trick On Confidence’ and will be performing a very special show at The Workman’s Club. Check out WMC website for details!·         Overhead,The Albatross play The Workman’s Club this Saturday, the lads are hoping to raise funds for the recording of their debut album so you can pay an optional charge of whatever you like at the door. They’ll be joined by Croupier and Bantum on the night.·         The Workman’s Club turn 2 this week!  Birthday celebrations kick off all this week and this Saturday DJ Andy O’Connell will be providing some funk, soul and everything in between. Plus there will be selected birthday drink deals. PLUS IT’S FREE IN…..Not to be missed!!Finally this Sunday, Duke Special finishes his week as guest curator for the first ever ‘in the Court of…’ festival, taking place at The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast. Duke will perform a special live show, with collaborations from friends he has worked with down through the years.SEPTEMBER TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBERDanger Overhead Presents The Death of Comedy with Tony Law and many more, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €8/€5 for members www.theworkmansclub.com/listingsDJ Shane O’Reilly (Bipolar Empire), The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 10:30pm/FREE for more infowww.theworkmansclub.com/clubs WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBERSomewhere? Club with DJ Niall ‘Charming Man’ D’Arcy – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 10:30pm/FREE before 11pm – €5 after www.theworkmansclub.com/clubs THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBERMCD Presents Leaders of Men, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/FREE ENTRY People can reserve their place via www.facebook.com/leadersofmen for more info www.theworkmansclub.com/listingsPUSH with DJ Andy O’Connell – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 10pm/FREE www.theworkmansclub.com/clubsFRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBEROverhead, The Albatross with special guests Croupier and Bantum, Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Pay What You Like. For more info www.theworkmansclub.com/listingsDJs Cillian McDonnell, Tanya Sweeney (The Star) and Jim Carroll (On The Record/Irish Times), The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 10pm/FREE www.theworkmansclub.com/clubs  SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBERThe Workman’s 2nd Birthday Party with DJ Andy O’Connell, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 10.30pm/FREEwww.theworkmansclub.com/clubsAiken Promotions presents Husky, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €13 fromwww.ticketmaster.ie SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER In the court of…Duke Special – The MAC, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ. Show 7.45pm/Tickets £9.50 for more details seewww.themaclive.comMASS with Sister Lisa Marie – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 10:30pm/FREEwww.theworkmansclub.com/clubsTHURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBERAiken Promotions presents Amelia Curran – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €13 fromwww.ticketmaster.ieFRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBERPeter Doran, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €10 for more info www.theworkmansclub.com/listingsRam’s Pocket Radio, The Playhouse 47 Main Street, Portrush, Antrim – Doors 9pm/Tickets £5 for more infowww.portrushplayhouse.com/musicSATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBERThe Very Specials – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8.00pm/Tickets €10.00 for more infowww.theworkmansclub.comSUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBERJerry Fish – Valentia Isle Festival, Valentia Island, Kerry For more info www.valentiaisle.com THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBERRam’s Pocket Radio, The Limelight, 17 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, County Antrim – Doors/Tickets TBC for more infowww.limelightbelfast.comCumann Gaelach Presents Ham Sandwich, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets TBC for more infowww.theworkmansclub.comFRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBERSolar Taxi, The INEC Acoustic Club, Muckross Road, Killarney – Doors 8:30pm/Tickets TBC for details contact The INEC on 064-6671555Elevens, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €10 from www.eurotickets.ieRams Pocket Radio, The Duke, 7 Duke St Warrenpoint Co. Down Doors 21:30 / Tickets £7 for more infowww.facebook.com/pages/Warrenpoint-Music-SceneSATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBERAiken Promotions presents Jesca Hoop, – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8.00pm/Tickets €16.50 including booking fee from www.ticketmaster.ieSolar Taxi, Shortts Bar, John Street, Waterford – Doors 10pm/Tickets TBC for more details see www.breakingtunes.com/solartaxiRams Pocket Radio, The Cellar Bar, 37 St Patricks Street, Draperstown Doors TBC / Tickets TBC for more info www.cellarbar.infoTUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBERRam’s Pocket Radio, Cyprus Avenue, Caroline Street, Cork – Doors/Tickets TBC for more info www.cyprusavenue.ieWEDNESDAY 26 SEPTEMBERSolar Taxi, Crane Lane, Phoenix St, Co Cork – Doors 10pm/Tickets TBC for more details see www.breakingtunes.com/solartaxiRam’s Pocket Radio, The Róisín Dubh, Dominick St., Galway – Doors/Tickets TBC for more detailswww.roisindubh.netTHURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBERAiken Promotions presents Hamell on Trial – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8.00pm/Tickets €19.00 for more info www.theworkmansclub.com/listingsSolar Taxi, The Factory, 36 Upper Abbeygate, Co Galway – Doors/Tickets TBC for more details see www.breakingtunes.com/solartaxiRam’s Pocket Radio, The Forum Waterford, The Glen Waterford City – Doors/Tickets TBC for details www.forumwaterford.ieFRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBERRam’s Pocket Radio, The Academy 2, 57 Middle Abbey Street Dublin 1 – Doors/Tickets TBC for details www.theacademydublin.com/SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBERJerry Fish, The Róisín Dubh, Dominick St., Galway – Doors 9pm/Tickets €18/€16 members. For more info www.roisindubh.netDolittle Presents Seamus Fogarty and Special Guests Mossy Nolan, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €8 including booking fee from www.ticketmaster.ieRam’s Pocket Radio, Culturlann Ui Chanain 37 Mórshráid Shéamais, Derry – Doors/Tickets TBC, for more info www.culturlann-doire.ieSUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBEREntheos and guests Radioactive Grandma, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €8 Including Booking Fee from www.tickets.ie OCTOBERTUESDAY 2 OCTOBERSolar Taxi, The Ruby Sessions, Doyle’s, College Street, Dublin – Doors 9pm/Tickets €5 for more details see www.breakingtunes.com/solartaxi THURSDAY 4 OCTOBERJulie Feeney, Dublin Theatre Festival, Projects Arts Centre, Dublin 2 – Doors 1pm/FREE for details see www.irishtheatreinstitute.ieSolar Taxi, Tower Records, 6-8 Wicklow St, Dublin 2 – 6pm/Free. For more info www.towerrecords.ieFRIDAY 5 OCTOBERSolar Taxi, The Academy 2, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 2 – Doors/Tickets TBC  for more info see www.breakingtunes.com/solartaxiWEDNESDAY 10 OCTOBERDolittle Presents Echo Lake and Guests, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €12 on sale now fromwww.ticketmaster.ieTHURSDAY 11 OCTOBERThe Group, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €8 for more info www.theworkmansclub.com/listingsSATURDAY 13 OCTOBERJulie Feeney, Holy Trinity Church, Westport, Co Mayo – for details check out www.westportartsfestival.comJerry Fish, George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Dublin Road, Carlow – for details www.visualcarlow.ie FRIDAY 26 OCTOBERMCD Presents Tim Burgess, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 7.30pm/Tickets €20.00 from www.ticketmaster.ieSATURDAY 27 OCTOBERHorslips, INEC, Killarney, Co. Kerry – Doors 8pm/Tickets €29.90 from Ticketmaster / More info at www.inec.ie SUNDAY 28 OCTOBERHorslips, Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo – Doors 8.30pm/Tickets €33.30 from www.ticketmaster.ieWEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBERRebecca Collins, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 10pm/Tickets 10/€8 students for more infowww.theworkmansclub.com/listingsThe Unusual History of Ether, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors €10/€8 students for more info seewww.theworkmansclub.com/listings NOVEMBERSATURDAY 03 NOVEMBERJimeoin Live at Vicar St. Doors 7:30pm/Tickets €25 on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie or call 01 0818 719390WEDNESDAY 07 NOVEMBERJohn Bishop – ROLLER COASTER TOUR, THE O2 Dublin. Tickets €39.50 from www.ticketmaster.ieFRIDAY 09 NOVEMBERJohn Bishop – ROLLER COASTER TOUR, THE O2 Dublin. Tickets €39.50 from www.ticketmaster.ie on sale now!MCD Presents Laetitia Sadier, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €16 from www.ticketmaster.ie SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBERThe Riptide Movement, The Olympia, Dame Street, Dublin 2. Tickets from €16.85 including booking fee from usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide www.ticketmaster.ieJohn Bishop – ROLLER COASTER TOUR, THE O2 Dublin. Tickets €39.50 from www.ticketmaster.ieon sale this Thursday at 9amFRIDAY 16 NOVEMBERJulie Feeney, The Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co Tipperary – Doors 8pm/Tickets €18/€15 concession. For more details seewww.thesourceartscentre.ieRory & The Island, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €8 from www.ticketmaster.ie SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBERAiken Promotions presents Trampled By Turtles, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €17.50 fromwww.ticketmaster.ieJulie Feeney, The Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath – Doors 8pm/Tickets €16/€12 with concession. For more details seewww.thesolsticeartscentre.ieSolar Taxi, Shortts Bar, John Street, Waterford – Doors 10pm/Tickets TBC for details see www.breakingtunes.com/solartaxi SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBERAiken Promotions presents Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers), The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 7.30pm/Tickets €20.00 from www.ticketmaster.ieJulie Feeney, The Hawkswell Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo – Doors/Tickets TBC for details see www.hawkswell.comMONDAY 19 NOVEMBERThe John Byrne Band with Guests, The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €10 fromwww.johnbyrneband.comTUESDAY 20 NOVEMBERJulie Feeney, Siamsa Tire, Town Park Tralee, Co. Kerry – Doors/Tickets TBC for details see www.siamsatire.comWEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBERJulie Feeney, The Belltable, 69 O’Connell Street, Limerick – Doors/Tickets TBC for details see www.belltable.ticketsolve.ieTHURSDAY 22 NOVEMBERJulie Feeney, The Watergate Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny – Doors/tickets TBC for details see www.watergatetheatre.comFRIDAY 23 NOVEMBERYouth of A Nation presents Zechs Marquise (USA, Rodriguez Lopez Productions & Sargent House) + MeltyBrains? The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2. Doors 8pm/€12 http://www.theworkmansclub.com/listingsJulie Feeney, The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Old Dublin Rd, Carlow – Doors 8pm/Tickets €16/12 concessionFor details seewww.visualcarlow.ie SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBERHarmonic presents Father John Misty – The Workman’s Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 – Doors 8.00pm/Tickets €13 including booking fee from www.ticketmaster.ieJulie Feeney, The Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare – for details see www.riverbank.ieSUNDAY 25 NOVEMBERJulie Feeney, Draiocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 – Doors 8pm/Tickets €16/€14 for details see www.draiocht.ieTHURSDAY 26 NOVEMBERJulie Feeney, The White Horse, West Village, Ballincollig, Co. Cork – Doors/tickets TBC for details see www.whitehorse.ie DECEMBERFRIDAY 7 DECEMBERThe Minutes, Whelan’s, Wexford Street, Dublin 2.  Doors 7pm/tickets €15 inclusive of booking fee from Ticketmaster outlets and online atwww.ticketmaster.ie or WAV Ticket Office, Lo Call 1890 200 078 or wavtickets@gmail.comMONDAY 10 DECEMBERJulie Feeney, The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo – Doors 8pm/Tickets €16/€14 concession. For details see www.thelinenhall.comFRIDAY 14 DECEMBERSolar Taxi, Oliver Plunkett’s, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork – Doors 10pm/Tickets TBC for more info see www.breakingtunes.com/solartaxiENTERTAINMENT ARCHITECTS NATIONAL GIG GUIDE was last modified: September 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ENTERTAINMENT ARCHITECTS NATIONAL GIG GUIDElast_img read more


first_imgSEND your community news, club notes and sports news to info@donegaldaily.com.Lettermacaward NotesLeitir Calendar “Window to the past” is on sale: This calendar is a fundraising for the active Seniors in Leitir and Doochary and will show you photos from long ago and now. The new photos are taken from the same perspective.  “What a change”. You can get this calendar in local shops and pubs and also from Mary 0876137869 or Angela 9544341. Padre Pio  October Padre Pio Healing Mass in Doochary –  DVD’s of the Healing Mass are now available from  Mary Elliot 95 46889 or   Jean McKelvie 95 46257, price  €7  per pack. LOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD NOTES was last modified: November 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgThe Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, is to officially open the new Emergency Department and Medical Block at Letterkenny General Hospital.The opening of the new facility will take place on Friday, March 22nd at 10am.  MINISTER FOR HEALTH TO OPEN NEW LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL WING was last modified: March 12th, 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:Dr James ReillyLetterkenny General Hospitalwinglast_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has said he is glad his father-in-law did not suffer a long death.Daniel and MajellaTom Roche passed away last week after suffering a brain haemorrhage following a fall down some stairs at his home in Tenerife.The Donegal singer said his wife Majella and her family are taking some comfort that he didn’t suffer too long. “They are grateful for a lot, especially that he didn’t suffer and didn’t know anything about what happened.“That kind of thing comforts them. Obviously it’s sad and they’re shocked, but they’re glad he had a great life. Once he didn’t suffer that was the main thing,” said the Kincasslagh entertainer.Both Daniel and his wife Majella, who herself in battling breast cancer, sang hymns at Tom’s funeral mass in Las Americas on Friday last.Tom, who was originally from Thurles in Co Tipperary, was cremated after the mass. His family will host a funeral service for him in Thurles in the New Year.Daniel recalled how he played many games of cards over the summer with Tom and wife Marion.  DANIEL RELIEVED FATHER-IN-LAW DIDN’T HAVE LONG DEATH was last modified: October 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:daniel o’donnelldeathMajellaTOM ROCHElast_img read more

TRANSFER ALERT! Inter Milan ready to battle Chelsea for £25m-rated Benfica star

first_img1 Victor Lindelof: The 22-year-old Swedish international is attracting interest this summer Inter Milan are considering a swoop for Chelsea target Victor Lindelof, according to reports in Italy.The versatile Swedish defender has been heavily linked with a move from Benfica to Stamford Bridge this summer as Antonio Conte eyes up a long-term replacement for club captain John Terry.talkSPORT reported last week that Chelsea had made an approach for the 22-year-old but it appears they are no closer to sealing a deal.And now, according to Calcio Mercato, Inter are ready to match any offer Chelsea put on the table.It is understood that Lindelof’s release clause at the Estadio da Luz is set at around £25m but Benfica could be tempted to sell for less.Chelsea are willing to shell out £22m on the centre-back and a bidding war with Inter could take place in the coming days.last_img read more

DEAL DONE! Tottenham flop agrees season-long loan with Roma

first_imgRoma have completed the signing of Tottenham defender Federico Fazio on a season-long loan with an option to buy.Fazio joined Tottenham in 2014 but spent the second half of last season on loan at Sevilla, helping the Spanish club win the Europa League trophy.Roma said on their website they had paid 1.2million euros (£1million) for the loan, while the option to buy comes with a price tag of 3.2million euros (£2.67million) and is conditional on certain sporting targets being reached.“I am very happy to join a great team like Roma,” the 29-year-old Fazio said. “I really want to start training and get to know my new team-mates and coach.”Fazio, capped three times by Argentina, made 192 appearances for Sevilla prior to joining Tottenham, but never truly settled at White Hart Lane as he made 32 appearances for Spurs. 1 Federico Fazio in action for Spurs last_img read more

Insiders named to lead studio

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Marc Shmuger was planning to fly to Las Vegas on Thursday for the closing day of the ShoWest Convention when his plans quickly changed: He was named chairman of Universal Pictures. “Some stuff happened, a minor event,” joked an elated Shmuger. “It’s an exciting day and I’m honored by the trust being shown to me. I’m so excited to be continuing a journey with the people I’ve been working side by side with.” One of those people is David Linde, the co-president of Universal’s Focus Features specialty film division. Linde was named co-chairman of Universal Pictures on Thursday. He and Shmuger began their new positions immediately. The appointments fill the void left by departing Chairman Stacey Snider, who will head up the DreamWorks label, recently acquired by Paramount Pictures. Shmuger, 47, and Linde, 46, will have wide-ranging responsibilities including oversight of all domestic and international business units including production, distribution, marketing, acquisitions, consumer products and more for Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Rogue Pictures and the studios’ home entertainment division. “I’m confident that Marc and David will have an extraordinary partnership,” Universal’s President and Chief Operating Officer Ron Meyer said in a statement. The change at the top comes as Universal is coming off a year in which it enjoyed a surprise smash with the comedy “The 40 Year Old Virgin” but also suffered a major disappointment with its summer release “Cinderella Man,” which failed to bring the award recognition or box-office numbers that had been expected and its Academy Award Best Picture nominee “Munich” grossed just $47 million domestically. While the studio’s December blockbuster, “King Kong,” went on to gross more than a combined $500 million in the U.S. and internationally, its $217.3 million domestic gross was perceived as being somewhat low considering the film’s enormous pre-release hype and massive expectations. With the studio since 1998, when he joined as president of marketing and vice chairman the past six years, Shmuger has been in the thick of its most successful years, including in 2000 when Universal had five consecutive No. 1 openings, then in 2001 when the studio had four consecutive films enjoy opening weekend grosses of more than $40 million and all went on to gross at least $140 million or more. In summer 2003, Universal became the first studio ever to have three consecutive releases open to $50 million-plus at the domestic box office. Along the way, Shmuger had a hand in the production and marketing of “The Mummy,” “American Pie,” “The Fast and the Furious,” and “Bourne Identity” franchises as well as “Ray,” “Meet the Parents” and its sequel “Meet the Fockers.” As co-chairman of Focus Features, Linde presided over one of the biggest creative and commercial successes any art- house film has experienced in recent years with “Brokeback Mountain.” The film, centering on a romance between two cowboys, not only enjoyed strong critical response and widespread award recognition, it has also been a solid box-office hit, passing the $80 million mark domestically last weekend. “David has demonstrated tremendous leadership as he has built Focus Features into a first-rank production and distribution company that is known as much for its ability to garner accolades as it is for its breakout box-office successes,” remarked Meyer. “His combination of strengths is unique in that he has been able to attract exceptional creative talent in a specialty film environment and at the same time is revered in the global sales and distribution community for his taste and acumen.” Other Focus Features films released under Linde – co-president with James Schamus – include “The Pianist,” “Lost in Translation,” and “The Constant Gardener.” “As human beings and professional executives, you want to expand what it is you can accomplish and I’m flattered that I was approached with something like this,” Linde said. “What’s exciting to me is that we were able to create a successful, dynamic and creative company, all which was done in the construct of the bigger company. I think there’s opportunity for the way that I work and my perspective on how films can be made and marketed.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 greg.hernandez@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Things To Do

first_img“Chasing Open Spaces,” an exhibit of oil paintings documenting natural spaces in and surrounding the Santa Clarita Valley, will be on display through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call Laura Wambsgans at (661) 259-0696. United States Tennis Association Men’s Challenger, today at The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. “Oklahoma” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $13-$17 for adults and $10-$13 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAnimal Magic with John Abrams, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Town Square at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call the Concierge Center at (661) 287-9050. “The Foreigner” will be presented, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday in the Hart Black Box Theatre, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $8. Call Brent Christensen at (661) 259-7575, Ext. 212. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented, 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Valencia Marketplace Amphitheater located on the corner of McBean Parkway and The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch. Admission is free. Call (661) 254-4543. Spring Dance Concert, 8 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $5-$10. Call the box office at (661) 362-5304. Moonlight Hike, 8-9 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Emergency Expo will feature free safety demonstrations, vendors, prizes and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 255-4965. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Heart 2 Hart fundraiser will feature a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, casino games and dancing, 6 p.m. Saturday at the Tournament Players Club, 26550 N. Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Tickets are $75 and proceeds benefit the Hart High School Show Choir. Call Danielle Werts at (661) 255-6455 or Suzanne Benty at (661) 254-5696. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Campfire program, 8-9 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. (661) 259-7721. Capitol Steps will perform, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $25-$50. Call the box office at (661) 362-5304. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@ dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

A day of prayer, any which way

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventUnlike the Valley Interfaith Council’s panel discussions on spiritual practices, a question-and-answer opportunity won’t be part of the prayer program. Instead, one of the 90-minute event’s goals will be to create an oasis of peace. An annual day of prayer was created by proclamation of the Continental Congress in 1775; in 1952, Congress established a National Day of Prayer. In 1988, President Reagan permanently set the observance for the first Thursday of every May. “Prayer is the act and art of listening to the sacred, divine or God. It has something of value to offer us,” said the Rev. John Capellaro of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, where this year’s program will be held. “I think prayer is not speaking but listening. Prayer can be life-giving and where we become better people.” Downs said National Day of Prayer events might raise concerns about the use of a public facility for a religious event. But as a member of the local chapter of Separation of Church and State, he dedicates his prayer on this annual event to “loving my neighbor as myself.” “If you’ve felt a bit uncomfortable with some of the divisive comments reported in the news lately from some religious leaders,” Downs said, “then this interfaith gathering will be more to your liking.” STUDIO CITY – Whether you simply fold your hands to pray or use a tingsha, singing bowl, rosary, siddur, azan clock, mala, sage prayer stick, icon or mantra, the Valley Interfaith Council is inviting community involvement in its seventh annual Interfaith National Day of Prayer on Thursday evening. “Valley Interfaith Council has always stressed interfaith and getting together. This event will be inclusive of many religious viewpoints,” said program organizer Bill Downs. “Everyone has something uplifting to share at our evening.” The program will include speakers from various faiths who will discuss their prayer traditions and share one or two prayers. When a parishioner asks Capellaro about prayer or how to pray, he said he asks them what is important in their life? What a new mom needs from prayer, he said, is going to be different from the needs of a 75-year-old man. Capellaro suggests introducing prayer into one’s daily life in simple ways, such as by saying a blessing at the dinner table or reading a daily devotional. His church offers two opportunities each week to join a “centering prayer” group. “(Participants) are given the `permission to be silent’ for a half-hour,” Capellaro said. “Community prayer experience can be very powerful.” “Interfaith Day of Prayer,” 7-9 p.m. Thursday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3001, or see www.vic-la.org. holly.andres@dailynews.com (818) 713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgHe’s the new generation of Donegal GAA fan and it ‘suits’ him right down to the ground.A very dapper Adrian McMyler from Buncrana.Young Adrian McMyler will certainly stand out from the crowd tomorrow when he travels to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Final.The second year Scoil Mhuire pupil from Buncrana has had a special Donegal suit made for the occasion in hour of his Donegal heroes. Adrian follows in the footsteps of another famous Donegal supporter John Porter, also from Buncrana, who has worn his chequered suit for many years.Adrian, 14, said he hopes the suit will bring Jim McGuinness and his side luck against Kerry.“I have always loved John Porter’s suit and my dad Pat arranged for a friend to have my own suit made for me.“I have been to all the games this year apart from one when I was on holidays. “I love wearing the suit because the minute I saw John, I thought he looked really well.“I lovely the fun and I love people stopping me in the street to have their picture taken with me,” he said.Adrian thanked his drama teacher for encouraging him along the way.His favourite player is Darach O’Connor, a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire.“I really hope he comes on and plays well. But I have no doubt that we’re going to win. “Jim McGuinness is an unbelievable a manager and I’ll be wearing my suit with pride for a few days after we win,” predicted Adrian.YOUNG BUNCRANA MAN IS ‘SUITED’ TO BE A TOP DONEGAL FAN! was last modified: September 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Adrian McMylerbuncranadonegalJohn Portersuitlast_img read more


first_imgHyundai National Open-Week which started on Saturday the 8th November and which runs until Saturday the 15th, has already attracted huge crowds to Divers Hyundai in Letterkenny.Divers Hyundai kicked off their open-week by having a display of cars at the North-West car show this weekend which was a huge success.Divers Hyundai managed to secure FIVE deals over the weekend with TWELVE serious enquiries which we anticipate will also lead to completed further sales down the line. As ever the Hyundai brand continues to go from strength to strength with a huge interest yet again in the ever popular ix35.With the new upgraded 2015 i40 also generating a rise in popularity.Upgraded power output from 115 bhp to 140bhp among an array of major specifications have increased improvements and demand for the product.The public have clearly become conscious of Hyundai’s rise in popularity due to unrivalled FIVE-YEAR warranty, spec, fuel economy, and reliability. With the new generation i20 landing in our forecourt this week, things certainly look like being yet another record breaking year for Hyundai and not to mention Divers Garage.This car will enter the market with a distinct advantage over its class rivals.It’ll be bigger, have more room, more toys and a design that will leave others trailing in its wake.The new Santa Fe which was scarce since its launch, is now readily available.The Hyundai i10 has picked up the best city car 2015 award recently and also has roared to the top of the charts in its class this year in terms of units sold nationally. A huge feat considering it only entered the Irish market in feb this year and missed the early orders for 2014.To say Divers Garage expect 2015 to be buoyant again is an understatement.Divers Garage intend to further increase our market share and set down a real market for our competitors.As an extra incentive on top of the 5yr warranty, Divers Garage are offering our customers FIVE years free servicing for any orders placed during our open-week for January 2015 registration. And the luxury of a choice of finance options including the increasingly popular PCP at only 6.9% APR..Call in any time during the week and test drive any of the cars which make up Ireland’s fastest growing car brand.HYUNDAI – BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR!PICTURE SPECIAL: HYUNDAI NATIONAL OPEN WEEK AT DIVERS GARAGE LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDiver’s GarageDiver’s HyundaiFeaturesNational Open-Weeknewslast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: It was a magical evening in Kilmacrennan.Santa was there – and so was his CocaCola truck for what proved to be a wonderful night for young and old. Watch this video to see what happened…Click play to watch    DDTV: VIDEO OF THE NIGHT SANTA CAME TO KILMACRENNAN was last modified: December 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Christmas 2014kilmacrennanSANTAvideolast_img read more


first_imgThe dog found in Letterkenny.The owner of this lovely dog is being sought after it was found in a distressed state in Letterkenny traffic.The dog was found by Aimee McColgan who is looking to reunite the dog with its owner.The dog was found running through traffic at Dunnes Stores roundabout and has no collar or any form of ID.If this is your dog, you can contact Aimee on 0861630334 or on the house number 0749177610.DISTRESSED DOG FOUND IN LETTERKENNY TRAFFIC was last modified: June 28th, 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:DOGfoundletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgPearse Doherty TDDeputy Pearse Doherty will this week raise the new Radiotherapy Unit planned for the northwest with Health Minister Leo Varadkar as well as calling on the Minister to give an expected commencement date for the service.The new unit, which when operational will treat cancer patients from Donegal, Derry and the entire northwest, will be based in Derry’s Altnagelvin Area Hospital.It will be co-funded by health authorities in both the north and south. Deputy Doherty said “The planned Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital was of course extremely welcome news when it was first announced some time ago, and this development was as all the more acclaimed given the huge level of lobbying and campaigning down through the years which had been carried out by local groups and ordinary citizens alike who passionately called for better cancer services for the region.”“Construction of the new unit started in July of last year and – when complete – will radically improve access to crucial radiation oncology services for cancer patients throughout the Northwest, including those from Donegal.”“In fact, when the service is finally delivered, it is expected to treat 385 patients from the south every year meaning that cancer patients from Donegal, who have historically faced unequal access to health services, will finally be supported by a specialist radiotherapy facility at their doorstep.”“Of course, greater cross-border co-operation with regards health care provision is arguably one of the great successes which have come about as a result of the Good Friday Agreement and the delivery of Radiotherapy services for the Northwest is a prime example of this.” Deputy Doherty said the Minister has previously stated that the service is expected to be open by autumn 2016.He added however, it’s important that the public is regularly kept updated on any and all progress made in relation to the unit and also that this service is kept on the political agenda.“Naturally, it is vital that the Minister now provides a comprehensive progress report on this new service, and give a clear time frame as to when the facility will be operational and ready for use.”“Therefore this week I have tabled a Parliamentary Question to the Minister in which I’ve asked that he provides such an update and that he gives an expected time frame for the delivery of this vital and lifesaving service.”START DATE FOR NORTHWEST RADIOTHERAPY SERVICES SOUGHT was last modified: December 8th, 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:AltnagelvinDerrydonegalPearse Dohertyradiotherapy unitlast_img read more


first_imgCOOKING WITH CHEF ANDERSON: It really is difficult to come up with titles to articles to catch your eye, I don’t know if this one is funny, Pecan – Get it peeking out of the oven at you! Maybe I should stick to the cooking?! We recently opened Sonder & one of the joys of owning your own food business is that you get to taste & select the best food around as well as use the best producers. Our sourdough bread is supplied by Scarpello & Co. We get a very tasty lemon drizzle from Baker Lane but our main naughty treat supplier is the wonderful Cafe Banba Bakery in Carndonagh, and yes I know, it’s miles away from Letterkenny but they are worth it, a wonderful selection of real baking the way it should be.Also the main coffee suppliers to the Star Wars crew so they must be out of this world!Apple pie made with real apples, Red Velvet Cake that doesn’t have artificial food colouring running down your chin, a dark chocolate ganache gateau that would put the finest of pastry chefs to shame & of course a wonderful selection of tray bakes.Flourless brownies , traditional 15’s, Mars bar squares & pecan nut slices to name a few, that’s why I call that section of Sonder the naughty corner, ya have to pass it to get to the seats. A good friend of mine tasted some of my baking once and said stick  to the cooking !!I took his advice and although I like baking I really don’t have the patience to do it of the will power when it comes to sweet treats.I can organise, prep, cook & serve meal for thousands of folk but I would be under serious pressure making a Red Velvet cake.However there is one dessert that I’m really good at and that’s Pecan Pie, as my family hails from America we had this dessert from as far back as I can remember, Pecan nuts were a luxury many years ago but like all world wide foods they are now more available and of course cheaper to buy.I remember my great uncle would send them over from the states for us to make the pies.The pastry recipe is from my time in Paris and if you make this properly it will be the best sweet pasty you have ever tasted.Follow the instructions carefully and you won’t go wrong. There is a serious amount of sugar in both the pastry & pie filling mixture so be careful as it will burn easily and although it may not look set at the end of the cooking process once it is cooled it will be fine.Make this pie a day if advance when you wish to use it and it will tasty better and be easier to portion as well.The pastry can also be used for apple pie, Bakewell tarts or any dessert that requires sweet pasty.Call to Sonder sometime and see for yourself the wonderful selection of treats we have for you, happy baking. Sugar pastry:250g of softened butter/margarine.180g of castor sugar4 drops of vanilla essence.2 large eggs.500g of plain flour, sieved½ tsp of fine salt.Method.Beat the sugar and butter together until smooth and creamy.Add the vanilla and mix in the eggs one at a time.Sieve the flour and salt and add to the mix, blend with your hand until you make dough.Turn out onto a floured table and knead lightlyRefrigerate and use as required.Before using knead lightly, this will stop the pastry cracking.Pecan pie:This will make an 8inch pie tin .You will need half the sugar pastry recipe above .For the filling.3 eggs, beaten.110g of brown sugar.4 table spoons of golden syrup.50g of melted butter.200g of pecan nuts. Whole or chopped.1 tsp of Vanilla essence.Method.Pre-heat your oven to 170cRoll your pastry to ½ inch thickness and line your pie tin. Pricking the base of the pastry. (This stops the pastry from rising)In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, golden syrup, vanilla essence and melted butter, add your nuts and pour into your pastry.Bake until the pastry begins to colour and turn down and cook until set, remove from the oven and allow to cool.Serve hot or cold with ice-cream or why not try some crème fraiche for a tangy taste!THIS PIE WILL BE ‘PECAN’ OUT OF THE OVEN AT YOU – COOKING WITH CHEF ANDERSON was last modified: June 2nd, 2016 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:chef AndersoncolumncookingFeaturesnewsPecanRed Velvet Cakelast_img read more


first_imgGartan Glendowan bridalpath Photo Clive WassonIT’S going to be another scorcher!And it has been so hot these past few days council workers have taken to putting sand on some roads as the tar MELTS in the heat.Temperatures in inland areas of Donegal will top an astonishing 24C today, say forecasters. “Saturday will be warm and humid,” said Met Eireann’s Evelyn Cusack.“Most areas will hold dry with spells of sunshine. However it will be a little cloudier than recent days but temperatures will be around 20C to 25C, with little or no wind, warmest inland.”It’s good news for some of the country’s top festivals this weekend.Thousands of people are at the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon. And it’s hard to beat the Melting Pot festival in Ardara! IT’S MELTING HOT! AND SO IS THE TAR ON THE ROADS…. was last modified: June 3rd, 2016 by John2Share 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:donegalGlendowanhot hot hotweatherlast_img read more


first_imgSLIMMING WORLD: Following the amazing response last week to our piece on the dangers of men being overweight we really feel we should apologize. It was never our intention to scare anyone; unfortunately the truth has a habit of doing that. The numbers we gave you weren’t our own figures; they were the findings of different studies done by the World Health Organisation and Health Ireland Survey, among others.Statistics from Health Ireland Survey in 2015 state that 60% of adults in the Republic of Ireland are overweight (37%) or obese (23%).Obesity has more than doubled in Ireland in the last 20 years. The proportion of men with an obese BMI has risen from 8% to 25%, while the proportion of women has risen from 13% to 22%.People who struggle with their weight often suffer low confidence and self-esteem. Poor mobility and generally poorer quality of life are other common experiences, as are increased risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and some types of cancer. That’s only the beginning….By 2030 it is estimated that 89% of Irish men and 85% of Irish women will have weight problems. By the same year researchers predict 57% of Irish women and 48% of Irish men will have reached an obese state. (WHO 2015)The European Obesity Summit (EOS) 2016 was held in Gothenburg, Sweden last week and some of the more significant findings were as follows;Overweight men who had a larger waist measurement were more at risk of prostate cancer.Overweight children are 9% more likely to develop colon cancer as an adult.The only silver lining to this particular cloud is that this is a prediction, it isn’t yet a fact, and we can still change it. We can sit back and cry at successive governments to introduce a tax on sugar or reduce the cost of healthy food or we can make a stand and take responsibility for our own lives and well being.Moderate changes to our eating habits and daily activity will reap amazing rewards. Every week in groups across Donegal we help our members find ways they can prepare meals not just for themselves but for the entire family, teaching a whole new generation the benefits of healthy eating.If you change nothing, nothing will change, you decide.https://www.facebook.com/slimmingworldindonegal/ SLIMMING WORLD: IF YOU CHANGE NOTHING, NOTHING WILL CHANGE! was last modified: June 20th, 2016 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:FeatureshealthnewsSlimming Worldlast_img read more

Paul Brunner wrapping up 35-year career

first_img“Opening day at Esperanza was quite an adventure. We were still finishing up some things. We had people putting down sprinkler lines,” Brunner said. Brunner also opened Hillview Middle School – that one in 1993. After starting his teaching career at Del Sur School, Brunner moved to Leona Valley School and then to Joe Walker Middle School, where he was an eighth-grade science teacher and administrative intern in 1977-78 and vice principal from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 1983 he was teacher-principal at Leona Valley School, then dean of boys at Joe Walker from 1983 to 1986. “That’s a glorified VP plus other things. I was in charge of boys. That was very exciting,” Brunner said. In 1986, he became principal at Quartz Hill Elementary School. Then he was principal at Joe Walker from 1991 until 1993, when he moved over to head Hillview Middle School. Next he was principal at Cottonwood School from 1999 until he became principal at Esperanza in 2003. “It has been a wonderful experience for me. I’ve met some wonderful children and very supportive parents and super teachers who are very compassionate about children and making sure they learn well,” said Brunner, 59. “He creates an environment that is very reflective of his loving personality,” Rossall said. “Every place he’s gone, he’s been a hard act to follow.” One of the significant changes Brunner has seen during his career is the amount of information that children are required to know and demonstrate in the classroom. “It’s a tremendous challenge for teachers to convey as much information as they are required to convey,” Brunner said. Brunner said he sees value in the emphasis on testing but also notes the pressures it puts on teachers. “There are some expectations that should be held. There should be some accountabilitiy that quality teaching is taking place, but it is sometimes difficult to put teachers in a position when they don’t have input on the students they are getting and to be judged then on the testing.” Unlike private schools that can turn away students, “we accept everyone, even if they are reading three grade levels below where they are supposed to be,” Brunner said. If given another chance, Brunner said he might have stayed in the classroom “because I think that there is where it really takes place. Being in the classroom is very special.” The son of a Long Beach naval shipyard inspector and stay-at-home mother, Brunner received a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology at what is now California State University, Long Beach. He also has a master’s degree in systems management from Chapman University. He and his wife, Mary, live at Lake Elizabeth. They have two sons – one serving in the Army at Fort Polk in Louisiana and another in Washington state – and four grandchildren. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2To give Brunner the proper send-off, a retirement party will be held at 6 p.m. June 15 at the Cascades restaurant. The public is invited, and the cost is $40 per person. To reserve a spot, call the district by June 7 at (661) 722-0716, Ext. 118. Brunner is also known for his extensive Winnie the Pooh collection, started by him and built up over the years through gifts from others, school officials said. The silly bear’s presence has spilled out from his office into the clerical office and entrance area. Brunner often wears Pooh ties. “It’s every type of Pooh memorabilia you can think of – stuffed animals, figurines, pictures, wall hangings,” secretary Carrie Diaz said. “It makes his office so child-friendly. It’s very warm and very inviting for kids. When we have kids come to the principal’s office, it can be intimidating.” Brunner has been at Esperanza School since August 2003 when the campus, plagued by construction delays, opened eight months behind schedule with the main building, which houses the cafeteria and school office, not finished. PALMDALE – Esperanza School Principal Paul Brunner went to work at Westside Union School District in 1971 when it had 1,700 students and four schools with a fifth campus under construction. Brunner, who started out as a special-education teacher at Del Sur School and has worked at seven of the district’s 11 schools, including two he opened as principal, will retire at the end of this school year. “He has been a tremendous asset to the Westside school district. He is probably one of the most loved individuals by parents and students alike,” said Superintendent Regina Rossall, who started the same year as Brunner and with him holds the district’s longest-tenure title. “He’s helped more kids in his 35 years than we could probably count. He’s a very caring individual, very dedicated. He has always been the consummate professional. For me personally – he and I started in the district the same time – I’m going to miss him a lot.” last_img read more

Stressed? May’s mental health month

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“This leaves little time for recreational activities, which has led to increases in obesity and related conditions like hypertension and diabetes,” she said. “And of course, the stress of a commute or difficult job can also lead to psychiatric conditions such as depression.” The NMHA offers several tips for dealing with chronic job stress, including: Eating right and exercising Setting realistic goals Taking one task at a time LANCASTER – If you’re constantly fatigued, experience frequent headaches and backaches, suffer from lack of sleep and feel agitated, you could be dealing with chronic stress – and if you work full time in a demanding or faraway job, the job itself could be the source. During May, the National Mental Health Association and the mental health unit at Antelope Valley Hospital are encouraging local residents to recognize and manage job-related stress. According to the NMHA, chronic job-related stress is rampant. In addition, study after study has confirmed that high stress levels due to adverse workplace conditions or traveling far to work are affecting our well-being. The problem is especially prevalent in the Antelope Valley. “Job stress certainly contributes to adverse health here in our community,” said Vikki Haley, the hospital’s director of mental health services. “We have become a bedroom community where people travel as much as 150 miles to get to their jobs and back, placing them on the freeway two to four hours a day.” Taking short breaks during the day Taking time to relax or meditate Avoiding perfectionism Learning to say “no” to unreasonable workloads Managing your anger Talking about stressful situations with a loved one Haley points out that there are several resources in the community to help people learn to better cope with chronic stress, including outpatient mental health clinics, private therapists and Los Angeles County’s mental health clinic. In addition, many larger employers offer an employee assistance program for stress and other mental health-related issues. For a referral to any of these resources, call the AVH mental health unit at (661) 949-5250. For additional tips for stress management, visit the NMHA Web site at www.nmha.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal legend Tony Adams ‘prayed’ Arsene Wenger would quit after FA Cup win

first_imgFormer Arsenal captain Tony Adams believes the current squad is not good enough to win the Premier League and will see Arsene Wenger’s long reign “end in tears”.The Gunners boss this week extended his 21-year stay at the club for a further 24 months by signing a new contract.However, Adams, who led Arsenal to four league titles, admits he “prayed” for Wenger to quit after last weekend’s FA Cup win and admits unless there is a significant improvement in the playing staff then the Frenchman’s early achievements will be tarnished.“I believe this squad is not going to win the league in the next two years,” he told Sky Sports.“It could possibly all crumble around him (Wenger), and I think that would be very sad.“From one human being to another human being, I hope it doesn’t. I really prayed that he’d get out after the FA Cup, say ‘Enough is enough’ and find someone else to replace him.“I just think he’s been the most successful Arsenal manager of all time. I don’t want that spoiled and I see signs that he’s incredibly addicted to football. I don’t see that he’s got a life outside of it.“I just don’t want him to go on too long and for it to crumble and end in tears, and all of us don’t like Arsene. It would be so sad.” 1 The Gunners boss extended his 21-year stay following the triumph over Manchester City last_img read more

Everton ‘step up interest’ in AC Milan star M’Baye Niang – reports

first_img M’Baye Niang scored two goals in 16 appearances on loan at Watford last season 1 Everton have stepped up their interest in AC Milan winger M’Baye Niang and are poised to make the 22-year-old an offer.Niang spent the second half of last season on loan at Watford and the Hornets were given the option to sign him permanently for around £15million.However, it seems Watford are unwilling to negotiate a permanent transfer, leaving the door wide open for Everton to swoop in.Niang is just one of several Italian players the Toffees are keeping tabs on and, according to Premium Sport, the Merseyside club are preparing an offer.It is expected that Milan will not hold out for anything less than the £15m they demanded from Watford, but their desire to offload could be good news for Everton.last_img read more

Messi rules out any chance of Premier League move by signing new Barca deal

first_img Lionel Messi is now tied to Barcelona until the summer of 2021 Lionel Messi has agreed a contract extension which will keep him at Barcelona until the summer of 2021.The 30-year-old Argentina forward had been linked with Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester City among others, but is now ready to commit his future to the club he joined at the age of 13.A statement released on the club’s official website, www.fcbarcelona.com, said: “FC Barcelona and Leo Messi have agreed on a contract renewal that will keep the Argentinian at the club until June 30th, 2021.“The deal will be signed in the coming weeks, when Messi returns to the team for pre-season training.”Messi, who made his senior debut as a 16-year-old in a friendly against Porto, has eight LaLiga titles, four Champions League wins and five Copa del Rey successes among his list of honours with the Catalan giants, and club officials are delighted to have secured agreement on another four years.The statement continued: “The club is very happy with both the renewal and the commitment of Messi, the best player in history, who has played his full professional career at Barca and has led the team to an era of extraordinary success, the likes of which has never been seen in world football.”Messi arrived at Barca from Newell’s Old Boys as a teenager in 2000 and made his first competitive appearance against Espanyol as a 17-year-old.He scored the first of his club record 507 goals – they have come in just 583 matches – against Albacete in May 2005 and has since claimed the Ballon d’Or on five occasions, more than any other player.However, the club which finished second to Spanish champions Real Madrid and bowed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage last season is expecting much, much more from its star man.The statement added: “Leo Messi has since gone on to break just about every record and has become the greatest player in the world.“Now, at 30 years of age, Messi has completed 13 seasons with the first team and, with his new deal, will remain for a further four.“But Leo Messi will not stop there – the Argentinian is in one of the best moments of his career and still has a lot more left to give, which is music to the ears of all Barca fans who will get to continue marvelling at his greatness for at least another four years.” 1last_img read more

‘Lukaku is a BIG signing for Mourinho’ – Ex-Man United assistant on talkSPORT

first_imgRomelu Lukaku is a signing who will improve his all-round game and suit Manchester United’s style under Jose Mourinho, according to Rene Meulensteen.The 24-year-old is close to an Old Trafford switch after the two clubs agreed a fee for his transfer.The Everton forward is expected to cost around £75million, and will be the Europa League and EFL Cup winners’ first-choice striker after the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.He will get the chance to link up with close friend, and the world’s most expensive footballer, Paul Pogba, as well as creative players such as Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata.He scored 26 goals and assisted seven more in all competitions last season, despite aspects of his game being heavily criticised, and Meulensteen thinks he can only get better.“I can see where Mourinho is coming from with this signing,” the former Man United assistant told Saturday Scoreboard on talkSPORT.“Of course [he can improve], he is going to play in a team with better players around him.“[His weaknesses are] not making that difference and a big impact in really, really big games and the second thing is certain moments where decision making is key – that is what makes the difference in very important games.“It means you need to be able to play a big part in the link-up play, getting in behind and getting past people, if he works on it every day he can improve.“The good thing is he is only 24, he already has four or five years of experience in the Premier League. These are all positive things and if you play and train every day with top players around you, it will improve you anyway.“I do think [he fits into Man United’s system of last season], it was very clear and evident for me that Mourinho likes to have a strong target man up front.“If you go back to the Manchester United era under Sir Alex Ferguson, he had different sorts of strikers leading the line, a different type of play, and Mourinho has his own style.“It is not exactly what Sir Alex was aiming for, but the main aim is to be successful and he was that last year with winning the Europa League and the League Cup and he obviously wants to improve on that.”Lukaku brings similarities to last year’s top scorer in Ibrahimovic, while offering the ability to stretch defences and run the channels in the Portuguese manager’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.It has been well documented his first touch is something he has to work on, but Meulensteen is in no doubt when it comes to his finishing ability in front of goal: “Absolutely.“The good thing about it is he has got a variety, he can score goals outside of the box, with his head, left foot, right foot and they are really good attributes that he’s got.“Obviously they bought [Victor] Lindelof and there were rumours of going back for Michael Keane [before he joined Everton], but Lukaku is a straight forward signing and a big signing for Mourinho.”last_img read more

Woman shouted “if you can’t beat them, eat them” as she bit Garda

first_imgA young woman shouted “if you can’t beat them, eat them” after she bit a detective in a Garda station.Megan McQuaide was arrested after she was involved in a traffic accident in Barnesmore, Co Donegal on June 24th last. The 18-year-old was found by Gardai standing in the middle of the road and was shouting and striking out at the emergency services.McQuaide, of Meadowbank Avenue, Strand Road, Derry, was a passenger in a car but was unhurt.She was taken by ambulance to hospital but had to be accompanied by Gardai because of her behaviour.She was physically aggressive to hospital staff and was arrested for public order offences and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.As she was being released into the care of her grandmother when leaving Letterkenny Garda station, she sank her teeth into the chest of a female Garda.As she did so she shouted, “if you can beat them, eat them.”Letterkenny District Court heard how the accused broke through two layers of clothing and broke the skin of the Garda causing her severe bruising.Solicitor Patsy Galagher said his client, who pleaded guilty to public order and assault charges, had a severe history of drug using, both prescribed and unprescribed medication.Mr Gallagher said Ms McQuad was living with her grandmother who had been searching for her at the time of the incident for a number of days.“She was in a drug confused hell but she is in a very different place today and is trying her best,” Mr Gallagher told the court.Judge Paul Kelly ordered a Probation report on Ms McQuaid and adjourned the case until January 15th next.Woman shouted “if you can’t beat them, eat them” as she bit Garda was last modified: September 20th, 2017 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:BarnesmorebitDerrydonegalGardaMegan McQuaidelast_img read more


first_imgNorth Western Golfing Alliance RESULTS & REPORTS Played at Narin/Portnoo  Golf Club on Saturday 5th March 2011 Par 73 S.S.S 731st Nett    Ricky Boal (20)                      Portsalon G.C.              67 2ND Nett   Eddie McHugh     (16)             Letterkenny  G.C.          693rd Nett   Kieran Martin  (13)                     Strabane G.C.            704th Nett    Stephen Harris     (20)              Letterkenny G.C.      71 b.o.t.5th Nett    Cathal Patton        (4)                Strabane G.C.        71 b.o.t. 6th Nett  Connor McGettigan (15)          Portsalon  G.C.        71`b.o.t1st Gross    Damien Mooney (scr) Unattached                            672nd Gross    Michael McGeady (scr)    McCambridge/Duffy     683RD Gross     Garrett Mallon (scr)         North West G.C               704th Gross      Connor Mallon (scr)          Narin/Portnoo G.C.       71 5th Gross     Enda Kennedy (scr)              Rosapenna       G.C.        726th Gross    Finian O’Doherty  (3 )           Narin/Portnoo G.C.         74Damien Mooney eagled the par 4 1stWinner of Golfer of year Kieran Doherty, Strabane G.C. Runner up –Enda Kennedy, Strabane G.C. Gross Winner Justin MacLochlainn ,North West G.C. Runner –up ,Michael McGeady McCambridge/DuffyThe following had a 2 ,Eugene Corry, B.Corry M.McGeady,C.Mallon,E.Kennedy,F.O’Doherty,N.Callan,N.Sheaffer,N.McCrory,S.McCay,E.Davis,J.Blake,P.MacLochlainn. D.Mooney had 2 2’sWhat  a  pleasant change in the weather a really beautiful sun filled day and no wind to provide protection to the course .Every advantage was taken  as the scoring was really exceptional both Gross and in the nett. After the horrendous weather of the winter it was such a pleasure to play such a good course rated 51 in the Ireland Golf Digest top 100 courses .it is good to see that they are not resting on their laurels and several bunkers have been introduced during the winter.In the Gross section the exceptional scoring was led by l Damien Mooney.He led the onslaught with a drive to the heart of the first green and holed a 7 foot putt for eagle. He promptly bogied the par 5 second having had a three putt. He then parred all the rest of the holes on the front nine except the par 3 7th which he birdied.He was out in 33 which is 2 under. A clear leader you might think well no he was not .Michael McGeady just back from Spain had birdied 4 and 5 both par fours and also the 9th par 4 to be out in 32. Toiling along behind was Garrett Mallon in 35 and on 36 were Noel Callan ,Enda Kennedy and young Finian O’Doherty.Damien and Michael birdied 10, Michael dropped a shot at 11 and Damien went into over drive with 3 birdies in the next 4 holes while Michael had one birdie .This proved to be the end of the contest between them as the both parred the last two holes and so Damien won by one shot. This was not the end of the great scoring though as local professional Connor Mallon came home in a best back nine score of 33.In the nett section the scoring was equally good as four players who had tasted victory already this year battled it out. Ricky Boal was really shooting out the lights with a nett 31 for the first nine. His pursuers Kieran Martin with a 35, Eddie McHugh and last week’s winner Stephen Harris both on 36 were not ready to concede at this early stage .They all tried valiantly but could not make up the deficit entirely although at the end Ricky’s margin of victory was down to 2 strokes from Eddie with Kieran 3rd three strokes back and Stephen 4 back.The placing’s in the golfer of the year categories were all sorted out as well. Kieran Doherty who had been leading on 30 points did not add to his total nor did the runner up Enda Kennedy but none of their immediate pursuers did either .In the GROSS Justin MacLochlainn who had won it with one competition to go duly strode home and in a keen contest to be runner up Michael McGeady just got home from Noel Callan the Alliance vice –captain.So having endured one of the worst seasons for frost and snow and cancellations the alliance is coming to a close for this season having only missed one competition in all. This all leads up to the grand finale of Padraig MacLochlainn‘s Captains Day at North West Golf Club on 19th March 2011Final Competition Captains day on 19th March North West  G.C.NORTH WEST GOLF ALLIANCE: REPORTS & RESULTS was last modified: March 6th, 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


first_imgTHE excellent weekend article by Irish Times journalist Keith Duggan gave a proper perspective to Donegal’s clash with Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park.It also forensically disemboweled every single proclamation of every single RTE TV pundit.Here’s an excellent follow-up letter in today’s Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/letters/2011/0907/1224303634807.htmlIN PRAISE OF KEITH DUGGAN was last modified: September 7th, 2011 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:keith dugganlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S U14 Ladies travelled to Kinnegad today for the All-Ireland blitz.Every girl played with pride for their county today on what for many was their last game at the U14 level.There is little doubt that they can now go on from their displays today to play with the same pride for Donegal at U16s. Pix Gabrielle Gallagher            PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL LADIES U-14s AT THE ALL-IRELAND BLITZ was last modified: May 17th, 2014 by John2Share 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:All Ireland blitzDonegal Ladies U-14spicture speciallast_img read more


first_imgLISA: NATIONAL CHAMPBy Orla O’Reilly: National Championship for Ramelton RiderThere was an air of anticipation as the riders and judges gathered in the indoor arena of the legendary Stradbally Hall, Co Laois, for the rider’s briefing of this year’s Trec Ireland National Championships. Traceur, Adrian Flynn and Technical Delegate, Karen Nicholson laid down the ground rules and the guidelines for all three phases of the competition. Riders from across Ireland and Britain were informed that they would start their competition in a map room at Leech’s pub of Wolfhill and the level 3 and 4 competitors would navigate their way 30 kilometres across country back to the estate.It was late afternoon on Saturday before the last riders were welcomed over the finish line by judges, Grainne Ni Uid and Adele O’Connor. At the end of this orienteering phase, Donegal rider, Lisa Moore lay in 3rd place behind senior rider Elaine Waters and Leinster’s Rohan Madhaven. Sunday morning brought an early start for competitors with a vetting inspection before riders could progress to the second and third phase of the competition. Course designer, Adrian Flynn took full advantage of the beautiful parklands to produce a fast and exciting obstacle phase that saw riders taking on challenging but straight forward cross country jumps in combination with the more technical Trec style ones. The course flowed over almost 3 kilometres and the riders were required to attack the course to avoid time penalties. With a gap to catch the leaders, Moore and her cracking pony, Jo Dazzler combined bravery and accuracy to gain high scoring in both the PTV (cross county obstacles) and MA (control of paces) tests.The hard work paid off and the announcement of Lisa Moore as National Champion (Level 3) gained rapturous applause at the presentation in the lawns of the majestic Stradbally Hall. She was also presented with the Grangeclare Perpetual Cup, presented to the highest scoring Irish rider in each grade.Trec Ireland will like to thank all who made the staging of this championship possible, sponsors, Horse First, the volunteers who came to judge and help, to vet Kate Murray, farrier Finian Carroll and all of Leinster Trec who hosted the event.With the national championships over, attentions now turn to the World Championships in Bolognia, Italy at the start of September. Six young riders have been selected to represent Ireland, Donegal’s Lisa Moore, Rohan Madavan, Katie Smith and Edward Coyle from Leinster, Cork rider Annie O’Neill and Athlone based Kirsten McCormack. As preparations for the event continues, the riders would like to thank all who have supported their efforts in fund raising and training for the championships. Thank you to all who have offered sponsorship and sent messages of support. If you would like to help the team in any way, please contact pro@trecireland.com  DONEGAL’S LISA CROWNED NATIONAL CHAMPION was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Lisa MooreNational ChampionRameltonlast_img read more


first_imgMurvagh Golf News: Ladies Golf Taster EveningA Tester Evening for Ladies who wish to try out golf will take place on Tuesday the 28th of April from 6.40pm to 8.30pm. The evening will offer the opportunity to experience the game of golf in a fun and friendly environment, is free of charge and Golf equipment will be supplied.Ladies CompetitionsLadies Spring League at Donegal Golf ClubThe Ladies Spring League at Donegal Golf Club which commenced at the beginning of February, finished prior to the Captains Drive in on Friday 6th March 2015. The winning team was the Tulips with a score of 225. The six members of the Tulips Team were Helen O’Shea, Mary Bonner, Rena Brogan, Anne Gillespie, Monica Doherty and Anne Murray.Runners up were the Daffodils with a score of 223 just 2 points behind the winners. The six member of the Daffodil team were Mary Talbot, Geraldine Gorman, Mary Daly, Betty Kelly, Breege McCooey, Breege McTernan and Máirín McCartney.15th 16th March Quinn Meehan & Co1.Bernie Finn (15) 29pts2.Rosemary Carr (22) 28pts (BOT) 3.Miriam Bennett (15) 28pts (BOT)4.Dorothy Woods (12) 28pts (BOT)Front Nine. Breege McCooey (36) 19ptsNine Hole Competition: 1. Mary B Meehan (27) 21ptsLadies fixtures:The Ladies 15 hole Single Stableford Competition this week on the 22nd & 24th March is sponsored by the AIBMen’s CompetitionsSunday 22nd March 2015.This competition was sponsored by AIB Bank; it was a Stroke competition with the biggest number of entrants so far this year. Charlie Breslin put in a very solid round and ensured that he will be polishing the Vaughan Cup for this year. He was closely followed in second place by Liam Moran, with Paddy Woods taking third place on a break of tie from Francis Mc Granaghan in fourth place. Darren McDaid was the winner of the gross.1. Charles Breslin (23) 70.2. Liam Moran (20) 71.3. Paddy Woods (16) 72.4. Francis McGranaghan (18) 72.Gross. Darren McDaid (3) 72.Next Sunday, 29/3/2015, is a Singles v Par Competition, sponsored by E & J Oil.Open Competitions:There will be an Open Singles Stableford competition on Good Friday the 3rd of April.Thursday Specials:Our first outing of the year will be on the 2rd April, as normal we will be starting with three 9 hole competitions. The fixture list for 2015 is on display in the locker room and also available through the fixture calendar on the club website (http://www.donegalgolfclub.ie/mens-club-calendar/).All male members of Donegal Golf Club with handicap of 17.5 or higher on the 31st December 2014, or at any time during 2015 are eligible to play in our Thursday Competitions and there will also be a weekly prize for past TS members. The committee are looking forward to catching up with all the usual suspects and seeing some new faces in 2015.Our Annual Spring outing will be taking place on Saturday 25th April at Cruit Island Golf Club. A list will be on display in the locker room from Thursday 2nd April, if you are interested in travelling please add your name to the list and a provide payment in full to the Treasurer before the 16th April.Divot Repair Evening and Rules Night Table Quiz – Monday 30th MarchThe Divot Repair evening and Rules Night quiz takes place on Monday 30th of March. Members are asked to assemble at 5.30pm. Sign up sheets are available on the notice boards in the Locker rooms. Light refreshments will follow in the Clubhouse with the Rules Quiz taking place at 8pm. All members are encouraged to participate in the evenings events.GOLF NEWS: BERNIE FINN IN SUPERB FORM IN MURVAGH LADIES OPEN was last modified: March 23rd, 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSVoodoo Venue Cup  1st RoundDonegal Town Reserves                  5 v 4                   Castlefin Celtic ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves                 2 v 1                   Curragh Athletic ReservesMilford United Reserves                 0 v 5                   Glenree United Reserves Fintown Harps AFC                       1 v 7                   St. Catherines ReservesDrumkeen United                            4 v 5                   Glencar CelticArranmore United                            4 v 0                   Drumbar F.C.Glenea United Reserves                   2 v 0                   Drumoghill F.C. ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Cup  Area FinalsLetterkenny AreaMilford United                                2 v 1                  Kilmacrennan CelticDonegal Town Area St. Catherines                                   3 v 1                   Cappry RoversGweedore AreaGlenea United                                  2 v 1                   Gweedore UnitedLifford AreaCastlefin Celtic                                5 v 1                   Raphoe TownDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSaturday 5th SeptemberVoodoo Venue Cup                           K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Quarter FinalsSt. Catherines Reserves                      v                      Arranmore United ( K.O. 1 p.m. )Strand Rovers                                     v                      Donegal Town ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves                    v                      Glenea United ReservesGlenree United Reserves                    v                      Glencar CelticSunday 6th September Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division        K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Milford United                                   v                      Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers                                   v                      St. CatherinesCastlefin Celtic                                   v                      Drumoghill F.C.Glenea United                                     v                      Kilmacrennan CelticRathmullan Celtic                               v                      Kildrum TigersWatson Hire Division OneCranford United                                  v                      Keadue RoversBonagee United                                   v                      Gweedore UnitedDonegal Town                                                v                      Lagan HarpsRaphoe Town                                     v                      Lifford CelticCT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic                                 v                      Deele HarpsWhitestrand United                            v                      Erne WanderersLetterbarrow Celtic                             v                      Copany RoversEany Celtic                                         v                      Ballybofey UnitedGlenree United                                    v                      Dunkineely Celtic DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE: ALL THE RESULTS AND FIXTURES AT A GLANCE was last modified: August 30th, 2015 by John2Share 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 Junior LeaguefixturesreportsResultslast_img read more

Na Rossa U13’s narrowly lose out in county semi-final

first_imgThe under 13s bowed out of the all county competition last Sunday afternoon at the semi final stage against a very strong Muff side. A terrific year for the the under 12s and 13s with the 12s winning the division 2 title and a very young under 13s side getting to the county semi final. Well done to all concerned.That game at the weekend brought to a close the pitch action for 2016 for all our players. The club would like to thank each and every one who gave up their time to train and play for Na Rossa. To all the management teams who generously gave up their time particularly to senior team manager Barry Doherty and his backroom who after an excellent season just missed out on promotion to division 3 by the slimiest of margins.The club would like to thank all our sponsors for 2016. To all the people behind the scenes who worked tirelessly during the year ie, match days etc your help and support is greatly appreciated.The clubs AGM will be held in the coming weeks as we put together our plans for 2017 including the new pitch development in Madavagh. Confirmation of dates for the AGM will be posted here. The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were7,14,19 and 20 . No Jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Con McHugh , Dirlaught and Trisha Gillespie , Toome .Next week’s Jackpot now stands at €2.400.The October club 50 draw also took part on the night. Winners for this month wereAnn Mcgill €300 ,Breda Breslin €100 and Gary O Donnell €50.Na Rossa U13’s narrowly lose out in county semi-final was last modified: November 1st, 2016 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:CountyGAANa Rossasemi-finalSportlast_img read more

Agent of LaLiga star ‘to meet’ Arsenal representatives in London ahead of move

first_imgFollowing Jack Wilshere’s revelation he will leave his boyhood club this summer, central midfield is an area which will be strengthened by Emery.A move for Lucas Torreira is on the verge of completion and now Sevilla man Banega has emerged as a strong possibility too.With his release clause reportedly set at a reasonably modest £17.5 million, the 29-year-old represents good value for money and Emery knows all about him having managed him in Spain. Unai Emery and Ever Banega worked together in the past at Sevilla 2 Banega in action for Argentina at the World Cup in Russia 2 Now ABC de Sevilla has reported that Banega’s agent Marcelo Simonian is set to hold talks with Arsenal about a switch to north London.The midfielder, who is currently away with Argentina at the World Cup, made 31 La Liga appearances for Sevilla last term, scoring three goals.Despite the low price being offered, Gunners fans have taken to Twitter in the past week to complain about their potential new signing, with many believing the money can be better spent elsewhere. The agent of Arsenal target Ever Banega is due in London this week to discuss a possible £17.5 million switch to the Gunners.According to reports in Spain, manager Unai Emery is keen to add the Argentinean to his new-look squad as quickly as possible.last_img read more

Antoine Griezmann has a hilarious comeback for Thibaut Courtois

first_imgHowever, the Belgian stopper along with Eden Hazard blasted Les Bleus’ approach to the game.Courtois claimed France were an “anti-football team” when he said: “France heads a corner and does nothing more than defend“I would have preferred to have lost in the quarter-finals to Brazil, at least that was a team that wanted to play football.“France are just an anti-football team.”But Griezmann, who will be looking to win France their first World Cup since 1998, responded to Courtois’ accusations claiming Chelsea play the same way.Griezmann said: “Does Thibaut Courtois think that at Chelsea he plays Barcelona football?“I don’t care how, I want a second star to be on this shirt. That is all.”France take on Croatia on Sunday after their semi-final victory over England. Antoine Griezmann has fired a dig back at Thibaut Courtois following France’s World Cup victory over Belgium.Samuel Umtiti’s second-half header was the decisive goal as Didier Deschamps’ men booked their place in the showpiece final on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT. 1center_img France came out on top of the tight semi-final tie last_img read more

Boro go top of Championship as Tony Pulis gets one over on former club

first_img EFL result 3 Daniel Ayala’s stoppage-time strike ensured Middlesbrough go top of the Championship after securing a 1-0 victory over Tony Pulis’ former club West Brom at the Riverside Stadium.It looked like Boro were going to rue missed opportunities from forwards Martin Braithwaite and Britt Assombalonga but centre-back Ayala showed them how it was done in front of goal to continue their great start to the season. GREAT NEWS Boro shaded a fairly uneventful first-half but nearly fell behind when Aden Flint’s rash clearance struck his own bar early on.Pulis’ men then began to turn the screw and should have had the lead on 34 minutes when Braithwaite’s ball found Jonny Howson who expertly laid the ball on a plate for Assombalonga – but the striker failed to anticipate his team-mate’s pass and the chance faded away.Assombalonga’s strike partner Braithwaite then had a guilt edge opportunity of his own when he latched onto Flint’s knock down only to blaze the ball over in the box. They carried on the good momentum straight after the break and Ryan Shotton nearly broke the deadlock when he headed a cross over the bar after good work by Assombalonga.Darren Moore’s side were then guilty of lacking composure when Dwight Gayle was put clean through on goal, however, the former Newcastle striker took too long to pull the trigger and Adam Clayton made a great last ditch block.It looked like the game was drifting into an uninspiring draw but Ayala had the final say when he controlled a lofted free-kick and fired the ball into the corner of the net.Replays suggest Ayala initially used his hand to kill the ball but the goal stood as Boro ended the evening on the Championship’s summit, while the Baggies lie seventh.LINE-UPSMiddlesbrough: Randolph, Ayala, Flint, Fry, Shotton, Howson, Clayton, Downing (Besic 72), Friend, Braithwaite (Hugill 81), Assombalonga (McNair 86)Subs not used: Konstantopoulos, Leadbitter, Fletcher, WingWest Brom: Johnstone, Adarabioyo (Dawson 69), Hegazi, Bartley, Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, Gibbs, Barnes (Morrisson 69), Rodriguez, Gayle (Robson-Kanu 83)Subs not used: Myhill, Burke, Barry, FieldCHAMPIONSHIP TABLE Gayle missed a great opportunity for the visitors in the second-half Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Latest Champoionship News Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship impact Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off ROUND-UP 3 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 3 stalemate Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues goalless REPLY Ayala’s goal was all that separated the two sides Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place last_img read more

Liverpool news: Loris Karius joins Besiktas on two-year loan

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has joined Besiktas on a two-year loan deal.The 25-year-old is set to spend the remainder of 2018/19 and the whole of 2019/20 with the Turkish side. Karius has made 49 appearances for the Reds since joining the club from Mainz in 2016, but infamously made two major errors in their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last season.Liverpool lost 3-1 with Karius deemed at fault for Los Blancos’ first and third goals, though it was later stated that he suffered from concussion as a result of an earlier collision. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 shining silverware Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal RANKED Latest Liverpool News REVEALED Jurgen Klopp recruited Alisson Becker in the summer and he has started the season as the side’s new number one.Loris Karius will now make a new start at Besiktas, who have began their new campaign with back-to-back league victories. Karius will have two seasons in Turkey gameday cracker Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won latest Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow REVEALED #CometoBeşiktaş #Continues#NewEpisode pic.twitter.com/7WIpzeBAwL— Beşiktaş JK (@Besiktas) August 25, 2018last_img read more

Watford fight back to stun Tottenham and maintain perfect start to season

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Watford’s only attempt at goal saw Deeney head over Daryl Janmaat’s inviting cross but Alderweireld did well to put the striker off.Spurs carried on their dominance after the interval and found their breakthrough goal when Doucoure inadvertently diverted in Moura’s cutback into his own net after confusion in defence between Ben Foster and Christian Kabasele.They had a great chance to double their lead on 65 minutes but Harry Kane couldn’t find Moura with a through ball.And the Hornets nearly made them pay a minute later when Deeney shrugged off Davinson Sanchez before his cross was headed onto the bar by Alderweireld.The game switched from that moment and the hosts did get their goal when Deeney flicked Jose Holebas’ free-kick from the right into the corner of the net on 69 minutes. STAR MAN Spurs controlled the game for the first 60 minutes but to Watford’s credit, they had a real go in the final half an hour and started to play the game on their own terms.Spearheading the fightback was Deeney, who started to ask more questions of the defenders.Deeney got the equalising goal which inspired the rest of the team to push on and score the winner and claim a deserved win. shining This goal was the 100th game Deeney has scored in Watford colours making him only the fourth Hornets player to achieve that feat after Tommy Barnett, Ross Jenkins and Luther Blissett.The closing stages were a scrap which certainly suited the home side more and the game was turned on its head when Cathcart powerfully headed Holebas’ corner from the left to send the Watford faithful into pandemonium.Kane spurned a great chance to get his side a point on 86 minutes – the striker heading Kieran Trippier’s cross over the bar as Watford claimed their first Premier League win over Spurs. 5 5 5 possible standings Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Tottenham’s 100 per cent winning start to the Premier League was ended after Watford completed a stunning 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.Second-half strikes from Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s own goal gave Spurs the lead also means the Hornets continue their perfect start to the 2018/19 campaign. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware 5 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures center_img MOMENT OF THE MATCHThe first-half was not entertaining and didn’t improve greatly after Spurs opened the scoring.However, it really kicked into life when Deeney shrugged off Sanchez before the striker’s cross was headed onto the bar by Alderweireld.This moment got the Hornets faithful off their seats and encouraged them to go after their opponents more which led to Watford scoring the quick fire goals to claim the victory.PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Premier League News REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Deeney spearheaded Watford’s heroic comeback while Jose Holebas got the assists for both of their goals Spurs were left to rue their missed chances as the game got away from them in the second-half REVEALED Deeney’s leveller helped Watford claim the famous win smart causal no dice Deeney celebrates with Cathcart, who scored Watford’s second Both sides went into the game with 100 per cent winning starts so something was going to give and it was the visitors who seized the initiative in the first-half.Their first chance came when Dele Alli latched on to Toby Alderweireld’s searching ball but the England international’s looping header didn’t quite creep into the goal.Ten minutes later, Alli’s through ball found man of the moment Lucas Moura but the Brazilian could not quite get a shot away.Alli then missed from point blank range following a well worked corner but his blushes were spared by the offside flag. 5last_img read more

‘Leroy Sane must have done something to upset Pep Guardiola at Man City’

first_imgSam Allardyce is at a loss to explain Leroy Sane’s sudden fall from grace within the Manchester City and Germany teams.The 22-year-old forward was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year last season for a terrific campaign in which he bagged 14 goals and 19 assists for the Premier League champions.And yet, the youngster was left out of Germany’s World Cup squad, he’s hardly played for Man City this season and he was left out of the Blues squad entirely in their most recent game against Newcastle United.Sane has also had his mentality questioned by Germany team-mate Toni Kroos, which ties in with reports that he was dropped by Pep Guardiola over his poor attitude in training. Sane made his Germany return in a UEFA Nations League clash against France on Thursday – but only as a 83rd minute substitute “But as a manger you would try to resolve the problem before you start leaving him out.“If you can’t resolve the problem you punish him, and there’s nothing worse than being left out of the squad – not playing is the most punishing thing for a player.“But I would have thought that you would try to resolve the problem as early as you possibly can to get that player back playing to his very best, as we all saw from him last season.”Listen back to Sam Allardyce on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! Sane is yet to make a start for Man City this season – featuring in only three late substitute appearances 3 Allardyce has been left stunned by Sane’s situation, and believes his recent decline all stems from his omission from the World Cup – a decision which was slammed by fans and the press, as the defending world champions crashed out at the group stage without him.Big Sam added: “We didn’t see any bad body language from Sane last season for Manchester City, did we?“What happened to him in Germany was a massive shock across the world of football considering how good a season he had, so maybe he’s just come back a bit lethargic, a bit disappointed and upset. This might be the biggest setback he’s had in his life up to now, I don’t know.center_img Germany boss Joachim Low was criticised for leaving Sane out of his World Cup squad 3 3 And asked about the situation on Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Allardyce said: “I can’t understand, there must be something he had upset Pep with.“There has to be a problem – not with his footballing talent, I don’t think there’s any doubt whatsoever about that – but something must have happened between him and Guardiola.“To not go to the World Cup and for Raheem Sterling to come back, only have a week’s training and then play in the first game of the season – my alarm bells started ringing then.“Having only been used a substitute late on and then not even being included in the squad at all last week, that says there’s something wrong between Sane and Pep at the moment.“That shows the power of the manager, maybe in reverse of what’s happening at Manchester United with Paul Pogba, Pep is showing his power, that he is the manager and that he rules the roost, what he says goes.“But, it is slightly concerning that you haven’t got such a talent on the field.”last_img read more

Aubameyang at the double in Emery’s first European game as Gunners boss

first_img gameday cracker silverware revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4 Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang bagged a brace in Unai Emery’s first European game as Arsenal boss ended in a comfortable 4-2 win over Vorskla Poltava.The Spaniard is a master in the competition having masterminded Sevilla to three consecutive victories. But conceding two late goals will have undoubtedly irked Emery at the Emirates. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The points were almost secured on the stroke of half-time as Arsenal twice came close to extending their lead.Aubameyang drifted through the defence before hitting the outside of the post with a bending effort before Mkhitaryan forced a smart save out of Bogdan Shust moments later.Emery’s side had just about hit their stride before the interval and looked to continue their dominance after the restart, only for Mkhitaryan to spurn a glorious chance.He made amends by clipping in for Welbeck to head home the second soon after, with the gulf in class between the sides starting to show. Aubameyang curls home the second 4 Danny Welbeck rises to score SORRY Aubameyang was starting to enjoy himself and, after missing a chance following more fine work from Iwobi, he tucked away a second of the night before being replaced by Ozil.Arsenal took their foot off the gas with the points secured but – after introducing academy graduate Emile Smith-Rowe for his competitive debut – Ozil poked home a fourth after good work from Lichtsteiner. latest predicted BEST OF Much of the first half offered more than an overhang of Arsene Wenger’s final campaign with a sparsely-populated stadium, wholesale changes to the starting XI and a struggle to break down clearly weaker opposition.But once the deadlock had been broken by Aubameyang at the end of a swift counter-attack, the night belonged to Arsenal.Henrikh Mkhitaryan collected the ball on the edge of his own box and burst forward before feeding Alex Iwobi, whose inch-perfect low cross was swept home by Aubameyang.Lucas Torreira, on his first start for Arsenal, almost marked his full debut with a goal but could only hit the side-netting with a free-kick after Stephan Lichtsteiner had been fouled by Pavlo Rebenok. Most read Football storie Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Vorskla came here having failed to win any of their previous eight games in either the Europa League or UEFA Cup but did have a moment to savour as Chesnakov, who on the eve of the game named Ozil as his footballing idol, thrashed home for the visitors.Leno was beaten again as Sharpar’s cool finish with the final kick of the contest saw Vorskla head back to Ukraine with two goals. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Aubameyang celebrates with Mkhitaryan after scoring his second Mesut Ozil scored from the bench 4 4 Aubameyang scored in either half for an Arsenal side showing eight changes from the weekend win at Newcastle, with Danny Welbeck and substitute Mesut Ozil also weighing in with goals.Goalkeeper Bernd Leno was handed his debut following his move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer – but the German was unable to toast the occasion with a clean sheet.Captain Volodymyr Chesnakov pulled one back for Vorskla, who added a second as Vyacheslav Sharpar scored with the final kick of the evening.Head coach Vasyl Sachko took his Vorskla players on a tour of London before the game and as the night wore on, the visitors began to resemble some of the famous statues which adorn the capital’s landmarks. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings last_img read more

England new boy Jadon Sancho reaping the rewards of Borussia Dortmund switch

first_imgJadon Sancho is reaping the rewards of taking the path less followed, with the talented Borussia Dortmund teenager calling his England call-up the “biggest thing that could ever happen to a young kid like me”.Gareth Southgate doubled down on his focus on youth with his squad selection for the upcoming Nations League double-header away to Croatia and Spain. MONEY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The teenager has starred for Dortmund this season Sancho was perhaps the most eye-catching inclusion, with his promising performances in Germany seeing him become the first player born this millennium to be called-up by the senior team.It is just reward for his displays after making the courageous – if at the time slightly controversial – move from Manchester City to Dortmund last summer.“It means a lot to me, especially my family,” the 18-year-old said.“When I was a young kid, I always dreamed of obviously playing for my country.“That’s the biggest thing that could ever happen to a young kid like me.“It would be a dream come true (to make my debut against Croatia). I couldn’t ask for anything better than that. Sancho left Manchester City due to lack of assurances over game time huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE silverware REVEALED “That’s mad!” Sancho said with a laugh when told of that figure. “Woah!“That’s… I don’t know… I don’t know what to say to that.”Asked if he felt he would play club football in England again,” he said: “I don’t know. It’s the future. You never know what could happen, so we wait and see.”For now, focus is on international matters.Sancho already has a World Cup winners’ medal to his name – even though he had to watch last year’s Under-17 final on an internet stream after being called back from India by Dortmund.Earlier that summer the attacking midfielder won player of the tournament as Steve Cooper’sYoung Lions reached the Under-17 European Championship final and the teenager believes that was a “very special group”.“The growth in England at the moment is crazy,” Sancho added. “There’s a lot of great young players out there.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img “Obviously I just have to keep on working hard in training and see what the manager does.”Sancho seemed a little taken aback by the media interest at St George’s Park, but not quite as much as when the call came in from Southgate rather than England Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd.“I was a bit surprised, to be fair, because obviously I’m so young so I have still got a lot to learn,” he said with a smile.“I’m just grateful that he’s seeing my progress in the Bundesliga and very thankful.”Sancho politely declined to talk about leaving Pep Guardiola’s City but was forthcoming when it came to life in Germany, expressing gratitude to the Dortmund fans and head coach Lucien Favre.“Everyone’s introduced me nicely,” the Londoner said. “It’s a nice vibe over there. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 REVEALED 3 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Sancho was in a bright mood during his first England presser “I’m learning German, of course. It’s going alright, it’s a bit difficult. I’ve still got a long way to go!”Sancho has time to hone his linguistic skills after last week signing a new deal with Dortmund until 2022 but living abroad brings challenges for a young player.“Obviously moving from home, that was the biggest,” he said.“Leaving my mum behind and my sisters. I miss them a lot, but I want to do what’s best for me and felt like moving to Germany was the best thing.”Sancho’s move from Watford to City helped prepare his mental leap to Germany – a move abroad he would recommend to like-minded players.There were nerves at first, but Sancho soon settled into life at Dortmund and the number seven shirt vacated by Ousmane Dembele when he joined Barcelona.Playing for England brings new pressures, though, and his performance have seen a £100million price tag to be mentioned. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED BEST OF last_img read more

Lionel Messi’s incredible injury record and how the club have done without him

first_img tense 5 scrap 2018/19 5 Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been ruled for three weeks after fracturing his arm.The Argentina sensation had already created one goal and scored another against Sevilla before being forced off in the 26th minute. revealed whoops 5 gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Games missed = FiveWins = 3Draw = 1Losses = 1Goals For = 16Goals Against = 5 5 LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2016/17 Most Popular Football Stories Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2013/14 BEST OF latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 5 Games missed = 12Wins = 10Losses = 2Goals For = 35Goals Against = 9 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Games missed = 13Wins = 10Draw = 2Losses = 1Goals For = 37Goals Against = 8 Barcelona star Lionel Messi leaves the pitch with a fractured arm. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions An awkward fall following a collision with Franco Vazquez in Barca’s 4-2 win was the cause and the 31-year-old will reportedly miss six games.Since August 2013 Messi has only missed 30 Barcelona matches through injury and illness, making 270 appearances across these five and a bit seasons.It’s an astonishing record given the intensity at which he plays and the tackles he has to deal with as teams attempt to stop his rampages towards goal.But how have Barcelona performed during their extended periods without their star performer? Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken a look at the statistics… SORRY 2015/16 The six games Lionel Messi is likely to miss…Champions League: Barcelona v Inter Milan – Wednesday, October 24LaLiga: Barcelona v Real Madrid – Sunday, October 28Copa del Rey: C Leonesa v Barcelona – Wednesday, October 31LaLiga: Rayo Vallecano v Barcelona – Saturday, November 3Champions League: Inter Milan v Barcelona – Tuesday, November 6LaLiga: Barcelona v Real Betis – Sunday, November 11last_img read more

Leicester vs Southampton postponed following helicopter crash that killed owner

first_img Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BEST OF latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update whoops pic.twitter.com/hQSR0IDWWg— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 28, 2018The helicopter carrying Srivaddhanaprabha spun out of control shortly after taking off from the King Power Stadium pitch, coming down just outside the ground.Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, both members of Srivaddhanaprabha’s staff, also died in the crash, along with pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner and co-pilot Izabela Lechowicz.In a club statement released on Sunday night, Leicester confirmed the Carabao Cup match against Southampton – which was due to be played on Tuesday evening – has been postponed, as has the Development Squad’s Premier League International Cup fixture against Feyenoord of the Netherlands. LATEST Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Most read on talkSPORT.com SORRY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Leicester’s next fixture , their Carabao Cup match against Southampton, has been postponed following the tragic deaths of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others in a helicopter crash.The Premier League club confirmed Srivaddhanaprabha was among those killed in the crash which occurred on Saturday evening, shortly after Leicester’s draw with West Ham.center_img gameday cracker TOP WORK tense scrap Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion An EFL statement confirmed that the match will be rescheduled for a later date.It was also stated that at all EFL fixtures over the next seven days players will wear black armbands as a sign of respect. Furthermore, clubs will hold either a minute’s silence or minute’s applause.last_img read more

Former Charlton midfielder Darren Pitcher dies, aged 49

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former player Darren Pitcher at the age of 49 👉https://t.co/g2cwQLdSnt #cafc pic.twitter.com/7GJRqmJY8s— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) November 26, 2018The midfielder was part of the Charlton team which returned to their home stadium at The Valley on December 5, 1992, and helped set up the goal in the 1-0 win over Portsmouth.Pitcher moved across south London to Palace and the Eagles went on to reach the semi-finals of both the League Cup and FA Cup in his first season.The midfielder, though, saw his playing career eventually come to a premature end in the wake of a serious knee injury suffered against Huddersfield following a challenge from Paul Reid during a First Division match on August 31, 1996.Pitcher had a brief spell with Leyton Orient during 1998, but never played professionally again afterwards.In 2001, Pitcher lost his case of alleged negligence against Huddersfield at the High Court, in which he was seeking damages of more than £1million. Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade huge blow MONEY no dice Former midfielder Darren Pitcher has died aged 49, Charlton Athletic confirmed on Monday.Pitcher came through Charlton’s youth ranks, joining them at 13, and went on to make 214 appearances, scoring 12 goals before joining Crystal Palace in 1994. REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won So so sad to hear about Darren, my thoughts and the thoughts of everyone at Crystal Palace are with his family and friends. Darren Pitcher – 1969-2018 – News – Crystal Palace FC https://t.co/poGIlHZ835— Steve Parish (@CEO4TAG) November 26, 2018 BEST OF Since leaving professional football, Pitcher had been working in the building trade.Charlton historian Colin Cameron had reflected on Pitcher’s time with the Addicks in his book ‘Valiant 500’. He wrote: “What was admirable about Pitcher was his attitude, patience and determination to improve his game.”Pitcher made 83 appearances for Palace, scoring two goals before his retirement, including a long-range effort in the 1994-95 FA Cup quarter-final win over Wolves.“Crystal Palace are saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Darren Pitcher at the age of 49,” the Eagles said on their official website.“Everyone at the club would like to pass on their condolences to Darren’s family and friends.” shining last_img read more


first_imgMEP Pat The Cope Gallagher says he has no plans to pull out of a €120,000 ‘junket’ to the Seychelles.The veteran Donegal politician is one of seven Euro politicians heading off on the fisheries mission to the sun-kissed region.They will be accompanied by ten interpreters, administrators and secretaries. The politicians will be wined and dined and will also be allowed free time to visit local beaches and beauty spots.The trip is planned for November when temperatures in the region hit a very pleasant 27 degrees.But last night Mr Gallagher said the mission was very important to future fisheries policy.“If I decided not to go, I would be replaced by someone else,” he said. A source said the trip was proving much more popular choice of destination than many other fact-finding places visited in the past.However an EU spokesman said “This is a working trip, not a holiday.”EndsPAT THE COPE DENIES €120,000 TRIP TO SEYCHELLES IS A ‘JUNKET’ was last modified: September 27th, 2011 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:fisheries missionPat The Cope GallagherSeychelleslast_img read more


first_imgMET Eireann has announced another severe weather warning, predicting more storms for this week – as sleet and ice brought renewed hazards to motorists tonight.And Donegal could be battered by the sort of gales which brought Scotland to a standstill last week.A low depression over the Atlantic is “bigger and badder” that the storm which skirted across Donegal last Thursday and which saw winds at Malin Head of an astonishing 160km/hr. Gardai have warned that slush on the Barnesmore Gap this evening is causing a hazard for motorists.There was also sleet and hail in many other parts of the county – with temperatures dropping rapidly below zero, this could cause more havoc on the roads overnight.“Motorists are advised to take extreme care on the roads tonight and tomorrow,” said a Garda spokesman.Met Eireann’s Weather Warning issued this evening includes more predictions for snow. It says: “The weather in the coming week will be very windy for a lot of the time with some stormy episodes expected. At the moment, later Tuesday or Wednesday and Thursday night/Friday look to be especially at risk.“Some falls of sleet or snow will occur at times also especially in the North and West.“There is also the risk of some flooding especially along the Atlantic sea board where there will be very high seas and swell coinciding with high tides.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comNEW ICE ALERT ON ROADS – ANOTHER STORM ON THE WAY was last modified: December 12th, 2011 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:donegal weatherdonegaldaily.comgalesicesnowweather warninglast_img read more


first_imgThe death last week of a schoolgirl in England, who took her own life after suffering online abuse, is another tragic reminder of the dangers of cyber-bullying and highlights the important role schools have in helping to combat it.This is the view of Sinn Féin education spokesperson, Deputy Jonathan O’Brien, who believes the circumstances that led to the suicide of 14-year-Hannah Smith have many similarities with Erin Gallagher and Ciara Pugsley who died after being targeted by online bullies.Deputy O’Brien said: “The very sad suicide of English teenager, Hannah Smith, has been directly attributed to the abuse she suffered through the posting of anonymous messages via Ask.fm. This latest tragedy has reminded us of the deaths of Donegal school girl Erin Gallagher (13) and Leitrim teen Ciara Pugsley (15) who were targeted in a similar way. Each of these deaths highlight the growing dangers of online bullying and in a survey carried out before Christmas, 17% of teens said they had experienced cyber-bullying.“Despite this, social media sites such as Ask.fm afford its users complete anonymity regardless of what they post through their website. The failure of the Ask.fm administrators to regulate its online content and provide adequate safeguards is very worrying.“Stricter controls are needed in tandem with creating greater awareness amongst young people of the possible consequences if social media is misused to bully their peers.“Recent attempts to raise Irish internet safety with the launch of the Watch Your Space campaign, devoted to providing a portal for young people to show their support for victims of cyberbullying, and the introduction of a new module in schools called Connect with Respect, aimed at helping students understand the impact of cyber-bullying, are steps in the right direction. “More must be done to educate pupils, teachers and parents of the dangers that can arise from this type of behaviour.“In January Sinn Féin introduced a bill that would have updated the existing school bullying guidelines to include cyber-bullying. Regrettably, the government rejected our legislation but this latest suicide to be linked to online bullying has highlighted yet again the dangers of social media websites such Ask.fm.” GOVERNMENT REJECTED PROPOSALS ON CYBERBULLYING – SINN FÉIN was last modified: August 7th, 2013 by John2Share 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:GOVERNMENT REJECTED PROPOSALS ON CYBERBULLYING – SINN FÉINlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s minor hurlers have failed to make it to the final of the All-Ireland B Championship.Despite a brave effort the team eventually went down 4-18 to 2-8 to Meath in the semi-final encounter today.  DONEGAL MINORS BEATEN IN ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL was last modified: August 17th, 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:all-irelanddonegalHURLINGMeathsemi-finallast_img read more


first_imgA NUMBER of women argued and fought in a pub after watching Donegal win last year’s All-Ireland semi-final, a court has heard.The incident took place on August 26 last year as patrons of the Shamrock Bar in Ballybofey watched the game.Before Letterkenny District Court today Clarissa Cairns, from Townparks, Convoy, pleaded guilty to assault, being threatening and abusive in a public place and being drunk in a public place. Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that the entire incident was captured on CCTV images in the pub and involved a row between several women.He said the footage showed 19-year-old Cairns dancing in the vicinity of two other women on the dance floor of the pub.Cairns could then be seen running out to the smoking area of the bar where the offence took place.“The camera captures the defendant arguing with another female and a row develops. Miss Cairns is involved in that row,” said Inspector Harrison.“It involves a whole pile of girls fighting with each other; it seems to go on for quite a while,” he said.Defence solicitor Donagh Cleary said Ms Cairns made a statement to Gardai saying she was very drunk on the evening in question and later apologised to all concerned.“She apologised for stuff she wasn’t certain she did do,” said Mr Cleary.Inspector Harrison added: “There was a huge amount of alcohol taken.”Mr Cleary said his client deeply regretted the incident.She was hoping to embark on a career in healthcare and had just returned from a holiday in Seville, Spain, run by the Wider Horizons Project.Judge Paul Kelly said he would give Cairns “an opportunity” as this was her first offence.He told Cairns: “When you take part in this sort of behaviour you will find it difficult to travel to other countries in future.”He ordered her to make a €150 donation to charity.The Shamrock Bar has since closed.ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL BRAWL IN DONEGAL PUB LANDS WOMAN IN COURT was last modified: September 9th, 2013 by John2Share 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:All-Ireland semi-finalbrawlcastlefinndonegalShamrock Barlast_img read more


first_imgThere was a big turnout today for the Termon Operation Transformation 5k.Over 100 runners and over 200 walkers took part.It was a great day for the event and everybody enjoyed taking part in this inaugural event. A large crowd hung around for the prize giving In the Craoibhín afterwards. To see how you did click on the link below:Termon Operation Transformation ResultsTERMON OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 5K RESULTS was last modified: March 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:TERMON OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 5K RESULTSlast_img read more


first_imgA FRENCH fraudster who stole millions of euro from Co Donegal investors has made secret visits back here, investigators believe.Officers from the PSNI and Interpol are checking reports that Francois de Dietrich travelled here under a false passport using freight ferries between France and Britain and then between Britain and the North.The most recent trip could have been just two months ago at a time when a European arrest warrant had been issued. He had fled a village near Paris last year after his location became known to French police.“We believe he may have used a DFDS freight route between Belfast and Heysham for the journey to Northern Ireland,” said one PSNI officer today.“And we believe he may have used that route on several occasions, perhaps as recently as February, before travelling to the North West to Derry and then to Donegal.”Gardai and the PSNI are keen to hear from anyone who have seen the conman in the North West in recent months.Francois de Dietrich offered dozens of Donegal investors massive returns if they handed over money to him.Some people initially made money out of their ‘investment’ but ultimately around €30M was scammed, with police now believing up to €20M of that was taken from people in Co Donegal.But donegaldaily.com rumbled the scam and de Dietrich fled the country.However British and Irish authorities moved to freeze bank accounts containing tens of millions of euro north and south of the Border.In January the French man, who was formerly based in Ballybofey, failed to turn up for a court hearing in Belfast where he was due to appeal an 18-month prison sentence for contempt of court.The jail term was imposed after he refused to reveal details of his worldwide assets to the UK Financial Services Authority.His former solicitor in Belfast was given permission by the courts to end representation for him.REVEALED: FRAUDSTER’S SECRET VISITS TO CO DONEGAL was last modified: April 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Francois de DietrichREVEALED: FRAUDSTER’S SECRET VISITS TO CO DONEGALlast_img read more


first_imgThe spectacular hills of Golan and High Glen was the setting for the 2012 Castle Cycles Bogman mountain biking race that took place on Sunday past (15th July). The sun shone brightly all day as almost sixty competitors tackled the tough climbs and the challenging descents.The race started with an initial climb that would test the best of athletes amounting to almost 1,100ft of climbing and 17% gradients at times. However, at the top of the first climb, everyone was treated to some of the finest views in the country prior to a flowing singletrack descent to the Lough Nacreaght reservoir.An undulating mix of double and singletrack then presented competitors with an opportunity to stretch the legs prior to commencing the long and technical ascent to almost 1,100ft once more. Encouraged by the fantastic marshalls, all competitors made it up the final climb and were presented with some of the most enjoyable singletrack to the finishing line.Paul McCarter crossed the finishing line in first position to win the Senior Mens Category in a spectacular time of 48 minutes and 49 seconds. Clive Caldwell followed closely in second with Darragh McCarter in third only a minute or two behind.The Senior Womens category was won by Siobhan McLaughlin and Danielle Toal came in second position.Ciaran Coyle was first across the line in the ‘Bitta Craic’ category, finishing a very impressive tenth overall, despite having succumbed to a fall off the bike caused by the legendary Bogman. Alan Lyttle finished in second position with Paul Nash finishing closely behind in third.It was clear that all competitors, whether experienced athletes or novices really enjoyed the sense of achievement that came with participating and completing the event, with smiles and tales of their fortune (or misfortune) that occurred along the route.The Donegal Mountain Biking Club would like to extend our sincere thanks to all competitors, marshalls, support staff, landowners and nearby residents for their support. The Club would like to pay a special thanks to Castle Cycles of Raphoe for their ongoing support and to Sports Foods Ireland for providing competitors with pre and post cycle nutrition. The next round of the Castle Cycles MTB XC Series takes place in Malin in September.DDTV VIDEO: HUGE TURN-OUT FOR BOGMAN MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE was last modified: July 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV VIDEO: HUGE TURN-OUT FOR BOGMAN MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGElast_img read more


first_imgA young Co Donegal man has been ordered to pay €150 to charity after being caught in possession of fireworks.Gardai told Letterkenny District Court that they spotted Patrick Quinn, 20, from Cloghan, in a car with 40 different fireworks.Gardai spotted Quinn giving the fireworks to a schoolboy and the schoolboy running away. Quinn, who was unemployed but is now on a back-to-work scheme, admitted buying the fireworks across the Border in the North.However his solicitor said he was not selling the fireworks but simply giving them out to friends.Judge Paul Kelly said he hoped Quinn had learned a lesson and warned him how dangerous fireworks were.He ordered a sum of €150 be paid to the Little Angels school and ordered the destruction of the fireworks.DONEGAL MAN CAUGHT GIVING FIREWORKS TO SCHOOLBOY IS FINED was last modified: July 16th, 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:DONEGAL MAN CAUGHT GIVING FIREWORKS TO SCHOOLBOY IS FINEDlast_img read more


first_imgCounty players Mark Mc Hugh and David Walsh were present in Donegal Town on Tuesday afternoon to launch the Temple Street Charity Cycle. Mark Mc Hugh also presented a signed County Jersey, on behalf of MCM Spirits. The jersey will be raffled after the cycle, at a fundraising table quiz in The Glen Head Tavern, at 7pm on September 9th.Fitness enthusiasts and amateur cyclists alike who are ‘gearing up’ for a major fundraising cycle on Sunday, September 9th, got a major boost when county stars Mark McHugh and David Walsh officially launched the event.On that date over one hundred cyclists are expected to make the 58 kilometre trip from Donegal Town to Glencolmcille, as a fundraising initiative for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. And in honour of the County Team’s impending All-Ireland final appearance, all cyclists are being asked to don the Donegal jersey in a show of support for Jim and the lads.The event has been organised by CLG Naomh Columba, Gleann Cholm Cille, in conjunction with The Reveller Bar, Donegal Town, and is the second part of a double-fundraiser, which also saw a charity football match held in the Southwest club’s grounds on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Organisers have been delighted with the response to the cycle thus far, with bike sales booming in the Southwest area, and cyclists of all ages and abilities signing up.Despite the just-for-fun ethos of the event, there have been reports of early morning and late night training sessions in both Glen and Donegal Town, plus numerous sightings of Naomh Columba footballers in Tour de France mode on the hills of Glengesh and Maghera!Cyclists who have already registered have been issued with sponsorship cards, however unregistered cyclists can turn up on the day and take part, with a registration fee of €20 donated to the charity. Registration will take from 8.45am to 9.30am at Páirc na nGael in Glencolmcille, and from 11am on the Diamond in Donegal Town.Anyone travelling from Glencolmcille can avail of specially organised bus transfer, and bikes will also be transported. The cycle will depart the Diamond, Donegal Town at 12 noon, and will stop over in Killybegs, before winding it’s way up Fintra and in through to Glen. All cyclists will make their way to the clubhouse at Páirc na nGael for hot showers, before finishing up at the Glen Head Tavern, where there will be a barbeque from 5pm, followed by a table quiz at 7pm.Organisers are reminding everyone intending to take part that it is compulsory to wear a helmet. Anyone wishing to help out on the day can call into The Reveller Bar, or check out CLG Naomh Columba on Facebook.DONEGAL GAA STARS GET BEHIND CHARITY CYCLE RIDE was last modified: August 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL GAA STARS GET BEHIND CHARITY CYCLE RIDElast_img read more


first_imgAodh Máirtín Ó Fearraigh makes sure Rory has a ticket for the Big One!WE knew The Revs were good.In case you’d forgotten, Rory Gallagher (last known address Lanzarote) really got the crowd going on his homecoming gig in Dunlewey last night.The GAA fundraiser pulled in a huge crowd. And they were all most there to hear the Kilcar man belt out ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’.But they also heard him play some fantastic numbers; with excellent support.Pictures from Brid Sweeney for donegaldaily.com!      PICTURE SPECIAL: RORY GETS DUNLEWEY ROCKING TO ‘JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES’ was last modified: September 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PICTURE SPECIAL: RORY GETS DUNLEWEY ROCKING TO ‘JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES’last_img read more


first_imgKillybegs man Seamus Coleman has staked a claim to a regular place in the Ireland team after an impressive display against the Faroe Islands tonight.The Everton star impressed manager Giovanni Trapattoni with an assured performance at right back.Coleman was many people’s choice as Man of the Match – an honour which went to Wigan star James McCarthey in the 4-1 World Cup qualification win. The Donegal man was busy all night getting up and down the wings and will surely have convinced the Italian of his ability going forward.Coleman too was pleased with his own and his team’s performance.“We did well even thought it was scoreless at half-time. The manager spoke to us and told us to continue to play the way we were playing.“We got on top after we scored the first goal and things went well after that. We played some good, controlled football. “I was pleased enough with my own performance but I was delighted that we did well as a team after last week’s poor display against Germany,” he said.The question still remains if Trap will stay on as Ireland manager with speculation mounting over his future.A planned press conference for tomorrow has been cancelled without explanation. COLEMAN STARS AS IRELAND IMPRESS AGAINST THE FAROE ISLANDS was last modified: October 17th, 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:evertonFaroe IslandsKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more


first_imgA week after a hard-fought encounter with Naomh Conaill in the Donegal championship final, St Eunan’s must brush themselves down and do it all over again.Hundreds of fans from Letterkenny and the surrounding areas are expected to make the treck to support their team.The general consensus is that the Letterkenny team are merely in the first round of the Ulster Club Championship to make up the numbers. Club championship kingpins Crossmaglen go into the game undoubted red hot favourites.After all their history in the championship needs no reminding.And the fact that they beat, or rather hammered Garrycastle in this year’s All Ireland final.And despite having several injury worries a few weeks back, it now appears the tem are getting stronger by the day. And the mere mention of such names as the Kernan brothers and the evergreen Oisin McConville, is enough to send shivers up the spine of any team’s defence.Not that St Eunan’s are without some fine players on their way to the Athletic Grounds.Rory Kavanagh would grace any midfield in the country and fellow countyman Kevin Rafferty still has a huge amount to offer.Mark McGowan will take his points if Eunan’s get frees in kickable positions and Lee McMonagle has proven he knows where the goal is.Crosssmaglen may be the bookies’ favourite but if that self-belief which Jim McGuinness has instilled in Donegal can be repeated, then the Letterkenny men have a chance. DONEGAL CHAMPIONS EUNAN’S FACE UPHILL BATTLE AGAINST CROSSMAGLEN was last modified: November 11th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgIT WAS a very special night at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on Saturday at the Donegal GAA banquet.The players and manager Jim McGuinness formally received their winning All-Ireland medals at the special ceremony. Jacksonsmediatv.com was there – and captured these highlights from the night.CLick to PlayDDTV: VIDEO OF DONEGAL GAA BANQUET AS PLAYERS GET THEIR MEDALS was last modified: December 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: VIDEO OF DONEGAL GAA BANQUET AS PLAYERS GET THEIR MEDALSlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S All-Ireland win will be left firmly in 2012 as Jim McGuinness takes his squad to the home county of his No2 Rory Gallagher in the Dr McKenna Cup tonight.Just nine of the squad which brought Sam back to the hills will be on the 21-man panel for the game under floodlights at Brewster Park in EnniskillenPaul Durcan, Dermot Molloy, Gary McFadden, Thomas McKinley, Daniel McLaughlin, Marty Boyle, Stephen Griffin, Adrian Hanlon and Michael Boyle will all travel for the game. The rest of the squad arrived home from Dubai yesterday where training camps on the beach were part of the holiday break. DR McKENNA CUP: FROM CROKER TO BREWSTER – DONEGAL GET READY FOR FERMANAGH TONIGHT was last modified: January 9th, 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:DR McKENNA CUP: FROM CROKER TO BREWSTER – DONEGAL GET READY FOR FERMANAGH TONIGHTlast_img read more


first_imgFIANNA Fail bosses in Dublin have asked for a report on the Byrne-gate scandal, Donegal Daily has learned.It follows an admission by Donegal Fianna Fail councillor Brendan Byrne that he had commissioned solicitors’ letters threatening to sue Independent Councillor Terence Slowey, including one from former county manager Michael McLoone.But Mr McLoone knew nothing about the letter and issued his own statement disowning Cllr Byrne, a Mayor of the county in 2009/10. Legal correspondence read into the record at a meeting of Donegal County Council earlier this week showed that Cllr Byrne had instructed a legal firm to issue proceedings against Cllr Slowey for remarks he made in the council chamber in November.But Mr McLoone’s lawyers wrote to the council to say he had NEVER asked Carrick councillor Byrne to issue proceedings on his behalf.Cllr Byrne admitted his role in the chamber but refused to apologise for the move which friends of Cllr Slowey slammed.Now it has emerged that Fianna Fail headquarters has been told about what happened, with one source admitting: “They were gobsmacked. “It took a while for everyone to take this all in; that a county councillor would commission bogus letters on behalf of someone else.“Party officials had to read all the legal correspondence several times just to take it in.”The source added: “They want an internal party investigation into this whole sorry affair. They are deeply unhappy with it.” FIANNA FAIL HQ ‘DEEPLY UNHAPPY’ WITH BYRNE-GATE SCANDAL was last modified: February 23rd, 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:FIANNA FAIL HQ ‘DEEPLY UNHAPPY’ WITH BYRNE-GATE SCANDALlast_img read more