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Serena Williams climbs 153 spots in WTA rankings to No. 28

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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Serena Williams of the US waves to the crowd after being defeated by Angelique Kerber of Germany in the women’s singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30.Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth, but still reached the final before losing to Angelique Kerber of Germany. Kerber climbed six spots to No. 4, with Simona Halep holding onto the top ranking despite going out in the third round at the All England Club.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Joshua to fight Povetkin in London in Septembercenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Kevin Anderson climbed into the men’s top 5 for the first time after his run to the Wimbledon final put him in fifth place, while champion Novak Djokovic jumped 11 spots to No. 10. Rafael Nadal, who lost to Djokovic in the semifinals, remains No. 1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ View commentslast_img read more

Porter dies after crashing into utility pole

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first_imgAporter was killed in the wee hours of Saturday after he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and crashed into a utility pole at Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara.Shawn Patrick called “Collie” of Lot 89 David Rose Street, Bagotville, West Bank Demerara, died on the spot after crashing into a utility pole in the vicinity of the Guyana Power and Light, Goed Fortuin, WBD. He would have celebrated his 22nd birthday on Monday.According to information, the man who worked as a porter allegedly overtook a car while negotiating a turn and jammed lorry GJJ 5817 at the rear which was travelling in the opposite direction. Upon contact Patrick, who was under the influence, lost control of the motorcycle and slammed into a utility pole.Guyana Times understands that the young man was not the holder of a driver’s license and did not own a motorcycle.At the home of the dead man, his family was making preparations for a wake with the assistance of close friends.His mother, Abiola Lynch told Guyana Times that at about 04:00h at home, she received a phone call informing that her son was involved in an accident and was badly injured. She rushed to the scene only to find her son’s mangled body lying on the parapet of the Goed Fortuin Public Road.In tears, she related that she could not recognise him since his face was in blood and was damaged due to the impact of the collision. She said she last saw her son alive when he left home with some of his friends earlier that day.“His friends came out on the road, and they were going to Middle Street to hang out, it has a hangout place there and he went with them… The boy that own the bike, he went to drop off a girl at home with a car and left his bike for one of his friends to ride home and my son was the one to ride it home,” she cried.The mother explained that she was told that a man pleaded with her son not to ride the bike. “He said he didn’t want Shawn to ride the bike but Shawn de want to ride the bike… He also say that he didn’t want to give him the key because, Shawn was high after they been drinking beers and so.”The woman further detailed that her son lost his job on Friday and to ease some stress, he decided to go with his friends.Meanwhile, the driver of the lorry was taken into police custody and is assisting with investigations. Patrick’s body was taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Home and is awaiting post mortem. He leaves to mourn his parents and five siblings. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Arsenal transfer news: Gunners land starlet dubbed ‘new Vieira’ in £3million deal

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first_img1 Krystian Bielik is on his way to the Emirates Stadium Arsenal have agreed a fee with Legia Warsaw for Krystian Bielik, according to reports in Poland.talkSPORT told you yesterday that Arsenal had sent their chief negotiator Dick Law to Warsaw to finalise a deal.And now, according to Polish newspaper Przegl?d Sportowy, the Gunners have agreed a fee with Legia Warsaw for Bielik’s services.Arsenal are set to pay around £3m for the 17-year-old, who has been likened to former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira.Arsene Wenger has been in the market for a defensive midfielder for some time and it is thought Bielik will go straight into the first-team squad.last_img read more

World Cup final draws fans to Croatia football museum

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first_img0Shares0000A museum in Zagreb showcases Croatia’s football history © AFP / ATTILA KISBENEDEKZAGREB, Croatia, Jul 14 – On the eve of Croatia’s first-ever appearance in a World Cup final, excited fans have been warming up for the match against France by visiting a Zagreb museum showcasing the country’s football history.The snug museum, no further than a Domagoj Vida long throw from the Croatian capital’s main square, is proving a particular draw for those too young to recall the famed 1998 team, who reached the semi-finals. “I was only four years old then,” Teo Zizanovic, a student from Zagreb donning a red-and-white chequerboard-design Croatia jersey, told AFP at the museum.“This place gives me a sense of the past. I thought I’d pop in before the final.“In 1998 we were kids. We don’t remember that golden generation and have been waiting for similar memories our whole life. Now they are happening, it’s amazing.”Called “Budi Ponosan” (“Be Proud” in Croatian), the museum guides visitors through famous matches and football milestones with the help of displays, video clips and radio commentaries.Among a range of exhibits it boasts the ball and football boots worn in a match Croatia played as a World War II-era independent state.Another cabinet displays the original kits from teams during the nation’s tumultuous history, from its period as part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, through World War II, to Yugoslavia and now modern-day independent Croatia.An exhibition at the Budi Ponosan football museum in Croatia © AFP / ATTILA KISBENEDEKOriginal trophies from two little-known friendly tournaments won by Croatia are also on display: the Hassan II Cup (hosted by Morocco) and the Korea Cup.“There’s definitely room in this museum for one more trophy, the World Cup,” said Zizanovic with a smile.“For a small country to reach the final is something amazing, but also for a country as young as ours, as this museum shows,” he said.With World Cup excitement gripping the small country of just over four million people, fans are scouring Zagreb — including the museum — for Croatia kits and memorabilia for sale.A visitor. Martin Ilic, 23, said he wandered in hoping to have his face painted in Croatian colours.“I’ve gone into almost every store but they have all sold out of paint,” he said.On the museum’s reception desk a bilingual sign in Croatian and English reads: “Dear visitors, in this Centre we DON’T SELL sporting equipment!!!”A football museum in Zagreb is drawing fans ahead of the World Cup final © AFP / ATTILA KISBENEDEK“Hundreds of Croatians and foreign tourists come in every day now looking to buy replica jerseys,” said a museum guide, Katalin Kovak, 28.“But unfortunately we don’t have a licence to sell them,” she added.Kovak said the museum, opened two years ago by the Croatian Football Association, aims to celebrate the country’s football landmarks, including the low points.One newspaper article on display shows a report from Croatia’s first ever unofficial match, a 15-2 thumping by Slavia Prague in 1907.“We’ve come a long way since then,” said Kovak, pointing to Moscow city tourist maps also on offer to the museum’s visitors.“Over 10,000 of us have gone there for the final,” she said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DDTV: LUNG CANCER VICTIM GERRY ON WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING IN 2014

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first_imgThe HSE’s QUIT campaign has launched a new TV advert featuring this emotive message from Gerry Collins who has terminal lung cancer caused by smoking.Gerry and his family have generously volunteered to be part of this new phase of the HSE’s QUIT campaign, in the hope that their story will inspire and encourage smokers to quit.In 2011, Gerry Collins was one of three people featured in the QUIT campaign’s films and TV adverts, telling his story of recovery from tobacco-related throat cancer. In summer 2013, Gerry contacted the HSE to say he had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, and to ask if this new chapter in his story could form a new phase of the QUIT campaign, which is a partnership between the HSE and the Irish Cancer Society.Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe, HSE National Director of Health and Wellbeing, said at a preview of the adverts: ‘Gerry and his family, having reflected on their previous experience with QUIT and the HSE, have allowed us a window into their family life, and into how they are coping with and reacting to Gerry’s diagnosis.“By working with us to create new, hard-hitting TV commercials; discussing his smoking, his illness, his expected death and the anticipated loss to his family; Gerry hopes to inspire other people to quit smoking and help them to avoid the pain of illness and premature separation from their loved ones.’Gerry’s new adverts will be used on TV, radio and online from this week onwards, and the first of these can be viewed here. TV Advert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mposl7PnHZw , Online Extended Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1pfiJr6kjcDr. Fenton Howell, National Tobacco Control Advisor, Dept of Health, said: ‘This new campaign was developed following a detailed review of evidence of similar campaigns undertaken around the world, and review of responses to first phase of the QUIT campaign.“This review shows that testimonials like Gerry’s have a track record of being hugely effective in smoking cessation campaigns. Gerry’s unique and profoundly generous offer to create these adverts has given the HSE an opportunity to tell a powerful and impactful story and to help a lot of smokers make a quit attempt.’Gerry Collins, attending the preview event with his family and friends from Greystones where he lives.He said: ‘There were three reasons I decided I wanted to do this – firstly it was for myself, a positive thing for me to invest my energy in while dealing with my cancer. Secondly, I thought it would be good for my family, creating something powerful and meaningful for my kids to look back on. And finally, if even one person stops smoking because of what we’ve done, then it will all be worth it for me.”John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: ‘We are very grateful to Gerry Collins who has shown extreme bravery and generosity in allowing us the privilege of sharing this precious time in his life. I am certain that as a result of Gerry sharing his honest account of being a smoker and the impact smoking has had on his health, other smokers will be moved to take action and finally quit smoking for good and non-smokers will resist the temptation to start.’ You can QUIT – there is help:Thousands of people will make the decision to try to quit smoking this week – or later on this year. We provide a range of free services that have been proven to double their chances of succeeding.· Visit www.quit.ie and sign up for an online QUIT plan· Call the QUITline 1850 201 203 · Join our Facebook support group www.facebook.com/HSEquit (64,000 and growing)· Talk to your GP or pharmacist for help, and also supports and medicationsThings you should know:· Smoking places an enormous burden of illness and mortality on our society, affecting the 800,000 people who smoke in Ireland, their families, and to a costly and avoidable extent, our health service. Smoking is our leading cause of death, heart disease and chronic illness, and accounts for some 5,200 deaths in Ireland every year. Smoking related diseases cost the HSE €1 to €2 billion to care for annually.· The National Tobacco Control Office in the HSE monitors national adult smoking prevalence on a monthly basis, and the current smoking prevalence is 22%, down from 28% in 2007. The most recent Health Behaviour in School Children survey has also shown a reduction in children’s smoking prevalence, down from 15.3% in 2006, to 12% in 2010. While these declines in smoking prevalence represent progress, there is a need to accelerate that progress in order to achieve tobacco free status (smoking prevalence <5%) by 2025. The World Health Organisation recommends that nations undertake a range of regulatory, legislative and public information strategies in order to reduce smoking prevalence.· The QUIT campaign from the HSE and Irish Cancer Society has been in place since June 2011, and is based on local research, expert participation and best international evidence. Our campaign takes stories shared by real Irish people to illustrate the stark fact that ‘1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease’. QUIT has proven to be one of the HSE’s most comprehensive and effective social marketing campaigns, prompting over 480,000 quit attempts and providing support to many thousands of quitters.· Since 2011, Gerry has been one of three great people who allowed their personal stories to lead the HSE’s QUIT campaign. Gerry and two of his children featured in a 30 second TV ad and a longer online film which you can see here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lZrw2SKQq4 and on www.quit.ie .· The other stories featured Margaret O’Brien from Kilkenny, who was 17 when her mum Jackie died from tobacco related lung cancer (Watch Margaret’s story here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAUuxBTZ510 ) and Pauline Bell from Wexford, whose husband George died from a tobacco related heart attack at the age of 48. (Watch Pauline’s story here http://youtu.be/6mOVwh4Vyeg )· These adverts have had a huge impact on smokers in Ireland, forming one of the most effective behaviour change public education campaigns that the HSE has ever been involved in. Since the campaign started, we estimate that 480,000 quit attempts have been made in Ireland, more than double the level of quits before the campaign started – and these quits can be directly attributed to the stories told by Gerry, Margaret and Pauline.· Results from QUIT – since June 2011:Visits to QUIT.ie348,000QUITplan Signups24,000Facebook Members64,000QUITline Calls7,000The HSE monitors uptake of all the above support services on an ongoing basis, and since the QUIT campaign began in 2011, average uptake of online support services has more than doubled, with calls the QUIT line remaining steady.· Based on ongoing behavioural research, both in Ireland and internationally, we know that consistently only 5% of all quitters use a support service; most go ‘cold turkey’. Based on the 24,000 people who used our online interactive QUITplan, only one of the range of supports offered, an estimated 480,000 quit attempts have been made in Ireland since June 2011. This is a conservative estimate as a range of other supports, via the QUITline, GPs and Pharmacists are also provided. Most smokers make a number of attempts before finally succeeding, and the more attempts a smoker makes, the more likely they are to quit for good.DDTV: LUNG CANCER VICTIM GERRY ON WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT SMOKING IN 2014 was last modified: December 31st, 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:Gerry Collinsquitquit smokingTV advertlast_img read more

Arsenal XI to face Viking: Return of tournament stars

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first_imgAfter trips to France and America, Arsenal are dashing off to Norway to play Viking.This is a trip which sees several of their players involved in summer tournaments returning to the squad.It’s perhaps a strange match to play given the Norwegians are in the middle of their season, sat seventh in the table but just six points off Europa League qualification.Nevertheless, Arsene Wenger will be taking the match seriously as he looks to get his troops ready for a Premier League title tussle.So what team will the Gunners put out against the team from Stavanger, who famously knocked Chelsea out of the UEFA Cup in 2002/03?Click the right arrow above to find see how we predict they will line up… 11 Right-wing: Theo Walcott Left-back: Kieran Gibbs Centre-back: Calum Chambers 11 11 Right-back: Mathieu Debuchy 11 11 Central midfield: Santi Cazorla Centre-back: Rob Holding 11 11 11 Attacking midfield: Alex Iwobi Goalkeeper: David Ospina – Click the right arrow above to see how Arsenal could line up against Viking… Striker: Chuba Akpom Left wing: Joel Campbell Central midfield: Granit Xhaka 11 11 11last_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN TO HOST 8K FUN RUN THIS SATURDAY MORNING

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first_imgNaomh Ultan GAA NotesFun Run/Walk –The club’s 8k Fun Run/Walk takes place this Saturday, May 31st at 11:00am, beginning at our clubhouse. Registration from 10:30am, Adults €10, Children €5 & Families €15. All welcome to attend and take part. 40th Anniversary Celebrations –This year sees the club celebrate its 40th anniversary. Ground work is currently being put into an event during the summer months and a date will be released soon. For the celebration we will be gathering old photographs, articles and memorabilia from the years gone by. If anyone has any of these at home please email pro.naomhultandunkinneely.donegal@gaa.ie, all photographs and articles will be photocopied and sent back immediately. ​New Club Weekly Newsletter –We are in the process of designing a weekly newsletter update for Naomh Ultan, each week people subscribed will receive an email and be able to view lotto results, fixtures, results, match reports and various other events happening in the club. For anyone wishing to sign up to this process please email pro.naomhultandunkinneely.donegal@gaa.ie with the subject “Naomh Ultan Newsletter”.Adult Football – Our Senior team will be in action this Sunday of the bank holiday weekend, June 1st. They take on Robert Emmetts in Castlefinn with throw in at 1:30pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN TO HOST 8K FUN RUN THIS SATURDAY MORNING was last modified: May 27th, 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:GAANaomh UltanNoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY MEMBERS URGED TO APPLY EARLY FOR ULSTER FINAL TICKETS

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first_imgGLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTESTickets for Ulster finalAll club members seeking Ulster Final tickets please send their orders to aislingmcdaid@hotmail.com. The deadline for ticket order will be Thursday, July 7th at 2pm. Please state clearly if the tickets is adult, Juv, OAP or student and also either seated or terrace tickets. The club will receive only a limited number of seated tickets. A collection time for the tickets is not yet available and will be posted on facebook during the week. LottoThe winners of last week’s club lotto was Charles McCarron of Brockagh, Dungloe who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 2,11, 20 and 21. The lotto is available from all local shops and bars. Please continue to support the lotto each week as it is a vital source of revenue for the club.Cul CampThe club’s annual Cul Camp is in full swing with scores of children of all ages taking part this week. The camp will run until Friday. Many thanks to anybody who helped out at the camp in any way. CongratsThe club would like to congratulate Neil and Michael and the best of the Donegal team on their magnificent win over Cavan in the Ulster Championship semi-final. Roll on Clones.U21 ChampionshipThe U21 championship game has been reschuduled match due to Minors and Hurling fixtures. It will now take place on Tuesday 12th July at home to Dungloe with a throw-in at 7.30pm.Reserves/Seniors This Sunday, 10th July sees both the reserves and the Senior team in action at home to Gaoth Dobhair. The reserves game throws-in at 1.30pm and the senior game starts at 3pm.ThirdsThe Thirds play Glenties this Saturday night, 9th July in Glenties. Victory for the Glen will see them crowned Division 5 winners.Ladies training Under 13 season will be up and running towards the end of August with coach Anne Marie McDaid.Under 16 and Under 18 training continues on Mondays at 6.15pm. Any U14 girls who are interested are welcome to come along.BingoThe bingo continues each week in the clubhouse on Wednesday night at 9pm. There are some great cash prizes up for grabs so come early.NotesAnything for inclusion in the club notes should be emailed to stephenwmaguire@gmail.com on Monday night.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY MEMBERS URGED TO APPLY EARLY FOR ULSTER FINAL TICKETS was last modified: July 7th, 2016 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

COUPLE WIN COURT BATTLE TO BUY THEIR DONEGAL COTTAGE AFTER 16 YEARS FREE RENT

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first_imgThe cottage at Sandfield, Ardara which now officially belongs to the Eastwoods. Pic copyright of North West News Pix.A couple have finally been allowed to buy their 300 year old Co Donegal cottage house after living in it rent-free for sixteen years.Malachy and Lorraine Eastwood agreed a deal to buy the run-down cottage in Ardara in 1998 for IRL£10,000 from businesswoman Suzanne Rafferty. However, despite moving into the home and spending up to €50,000 renovating it, the sale of the home was never formalised and they couldn’t get the deeds.Auctioneer Ms Rafferty took the Eastwoods to court claiming the contract was not valid and sought damages.Ms Rafferty, a mother-of-twins who had lived in Sweden for several years between 1998 and 2007, claimed the Eastwoods never paid rent and excluded her from the property.However, barrister for the Eastwoods, Mr Peter Nolan, told Letterkenny Civil Circuit Court that his cients had tried their utmost to complete the sale over the years.He said part of the deal was that Ms Rafferty would also seek a Section 49 application for adverse posession of some lands around the cottage.He produced a series of letters from his client’s legal team to Ms Rafferty and her legal team asking for her to complete the sale including the Section 49 application.It was also agreed in court that the Eastwoods had paid a sum of IRL£3,000 for the contents of the house as well as a IRL£1,000 deposit.Ms Rafferty said she also gave Mrs Eastwood a diamond ring as part of the deal but this was denied by the defendants who said they had never seen a diamond ring.Mr Nolan said the reality of the situation was one borne out of greed on behalf of the now London-based Ms Rafferty.He claimed that despite agreeing a sum of IRL£10,000 for the cottage at Sandfield, Ardara, its value had increased substancially due to the arrival of the Celtic Tiger.“I’ll tell you the real reason the house sale was not completed. By 2006, property sales had risen. You sold it in 1998 and it was now worth thee or four times that value and you were getting a bit windy and you didn’t want to complete the sale.“You had been sitting on it for eight years and you had sold it for IRL£10,000 and it was probably worth four times that.“You were sitting on it and hoping the sale would fall through and you would see a nice, handy profit,” Mr Nolan told Ms Rafferty.Ms Rafferty claimed there had been “nepotism” used as the estate agent handling the sale of the cottage, Belfast-based Brendan Eastwood, is a cousin of the buyer Malachy Eastwood.“I believe they (the estate agent) were acting in their profession for them (the buyers) and not for me,” said Ms Rafferty in evidence.At one stage Gardai were forced to intervene in the dispute when Ms Rafferty arrived at the property in 2001 after she said she was informed that payments were not being made on the cottage.Malachy Eastwood said “She arrived and asked me what business I had of renovating her property and that it did not belong to me. She got aggressive and with her being a woman and becoming aggressive, I called the Gardai in Glenties. They told her it was a civil matter and they couldn’t interfere,” he said.Judge Mary Faherty said she was satisfied that the Eastwoods had tried to complete the sale of the cottage through their legal team.She agreed with their barrister Peter Nolan that they were “ready, willing and able” to pay the amount agreed in 1998.She found in favour of the defendants for the original price of IRL£10,000 minus the deposit and allowed one month for the balance to be paid.No order was made for costs.Speaking after the case to Donegal Daily, Mr Eastwood said he was pleased with the result but it had not really sunk in yet.“We’re just delighted and it has been a long time coming. Our house can now be a home. It really hasn’t sunk in yet,” he said.COUPLE WIN COURT BATTLE TO BUY THEIR DONEGAL COTTAGE AFTER 16 YEARS FREE RENT was last modified: October 23rd, 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:ArdaraCIRCUIT COURTcootagedonegalJudge Mary Fahertylast_img read more

DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – ALL YOUR REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

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first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKildrum Tigers 1 Cappry Rovers 0Kildrum Tigers got their first victory of the season after a hard fought win over a resilient Cappry side. Both teams had a few chances in a fiery encounter but all to no avail. On 83minutes Darren O’ Leary turned the ball into his own net after substitute Gareth Colhoun played a wonderful ball across the six yard box. Great battling performances from both teams. Drumoghill F.C. 5 Lifford Celtic 3This was a game that was littered with errors and could really have went anyway but Drumoghill’s late rally eventually saw them claim all three points. Chris Malseed, Richie Moore and Terence Shields all scored in the final quarter of the game to secure the points after Cian Patton had but the visitors 3-2 ahead on 62minutes. Patton’s goal was deserved as the visitors started the second half in the ascendency. They had battled back from 2-1 down to leave the score 2-2 at the interval with both Lifford goals coming from James Connolly. Terence Shields and Richie Moore had also scored during the first half to put their side ahead after Connolly’s first goal had given Lifford the lead. The pendulum continued to swing in the 2nd half and both teams will reflect on defensive chaos as the goals continued to flow. Drumoghill will be relieved to have secured the points from what was an entertaining fixture.Referee Paddy Martin.Milford United 2 Cranford United 1Milford came out on top in their local Derby with Cranford. Milford got a dream start after two minutes when Mark Flood headed home a brilliant free kick delivery from GaryMerritt. Cranford fought back and levelled on 15 minutes when Kyle Black got on the end of an Arthur Lynch through ball to slot home. Milford began the second half at a much higher tempo and got the all-important winner on 60 minutes when a Gary Merritt free kick was deflected into the net off Ryan Mc Gonigle’s leg. Cranford fought hard to get back into it and had a couple of half chances but with Paul Nash outstanding in midfield Milford claimed the points. Referee: Paddy Melaugh.Glenea United 1 Rathmullan Celtic 2 Rathmullan started strongly and had the home defence under pressure on a couple of occasions. They finally opened the scoring on 20 minutes when Kevin McGrath picked up a loose ball and fired home from the edge of the box. Rathmullan extended their lead on 25 minutes when Ryan Connolly headed home a free-kick. As the half progressed Glenea came more into the game and began to create a couple chances. They pulled a goal back on 35 minutes, when after good interplay between Ryan McFadden and Gavin Mc Glanaghey, Mc Glanaghey drilled the ball home from 15 yards. In the 2nd half it was the home side that took the initiative and started to put Rathmullan under pressure but they could not find the elusive equaliser. Best for Glena were Darren Duggan and Gavin Mc Glanaghey while Kieran Gorman and Marty McDaid were best for Rathmullan. Referee: Joe McHugh.Watson Hire Division OneLagan Harps 1 Keadue Rovers 4In a match changed to Rathmullan Keadue emerged worthy winners. They took the lead on three minutes when Lagan failed to deal with a corner and Ryan Greene got the final touch. Lagan failed to heed the warning and Keadue almost increased their lead when from another corner Sean Bonner headed narrowly wide. Lagan went close on fifteen minutes when Stephen O’Donnell headed against the bar with Ronan Lennon firing the rebound over. Lagan had plenty of possession but Keadue threatened every time they got forward. They increased their lead on thirty eight minutes. Lagan cleared a corner but when the ball was crossed in again Michael Toner saved from Adrian Hanlon but Sean Sharkey followed up to score. Lagan went close on forty minutes when Darren Doran struck the post. Keadue almost increased their lead at the start of the second half but Michael Toner saved well from Sean Sharkey. Lagan huffed and puffed but Keadue with Hugh Boyle and Corey Gallagher outstanding in the centre of the defence held firm. They scored the third when a quickly taken free led to Sean Sharkey crossing for Sean Bonner to score. Lagan pulled a goal back when they were awarded a penalty on sixty eight minutes. Stephen O’Donnell scored from the spot. Keadue missed a great chance to make it four minutes when after Adrian Hanlon rounded the keeper he struck the post. Hanlon made up for this on eighty five minutes when he seized on another error to fire home. Keadue proved worthy winners with Adrian Hanlon, Hugh Boyle and Sean Sharkey particularly outstanding. For Lagan it was a bad day at the office with nobody standing out. Referee: Kevin Logue. Copany Rovers 2 Curragh Athletic 4Curragh dominated the early exchanges but it took both teams thirty minutes to really get into their stride with neither team being able to create decent chances. Neil Lloyd opened the scoring with a well taken individual goal on forty one minutes to get the home team in front. On forty four minutes the ever dangerous David Graham latched onto a long clearance and side footed past the helpless O’ Brien to level the match. Curragh went in front again when Denim Roan finished off a great move and cross from Dan O’ Brien. Copany were then awarded a penalty on fifty one minutes which David Graham converted at the second attempt. On fifty four minutes Dan O’ Brien took an inch perfect pass from Neil Lloyd and slid the ball home and then on sixty seven minutes Calvin Bradley fired home and unstoppable free kick to give Curragh three vital points. Best for Copany were Stephen Doherty, David Graham and Darrell Brogan. Best for Curragh were Neil Lloyd, Calvin Bradley and Liam Mc Gill. Referee: John CoyleWhitestrand United 1 Kilmacrennan Celtic 3Whitestrand United took on Kilmacrennan Celtic in an evenly contested league match today. Kilmacrennan started the stronger and they had an effort which narrowly went over the bar. Kevin Mc Carry had the first effort for the Strand which was saved by the Kilmacrennan keeper. Kilmacrennan were on top but Whitestrand were dealing with the pressure. Kilmacrennan had a strong penalty shout which the referee deemed to be outside the area but a hotly contested first half ended on even terms.Whitestrand came into the second half better and Philip Hegarty had a good effort on goal. The first goal of the game came when Kevin Mc Carry done great work and got the ball in and it was headed home by James Gallagher. James Gallagher had another effort which was saved by the keeper. Kilmacrennan went up the pitch and there was a goalmouth scramble which was eventually headed home by Ryan Shields. Both teams kept trying for the winning goal but the game ended up being a draw. Best for Whitestrand was Paddy SheridanCT Ball Division TwoDunlewey Celtic 2 Glenree United 1The home side got off to a good start when the skilful Ciaran Mc Geady won a free-kick on the edge of the box and Christy Cannon curled it home to put the Dunlewey one up. Mc Geady caused Glenree problems again when he beat two defenders to go clean through with only the keeper to beat but was hauled down by the Glenree keeper who left the referee with no option but to send him off. The second half got underway with Glenree pushing hard for the equaliser. Hugo Diver pulled off a few good saves to keep them out. The away side finally got their reward when Willie McLaughlin scored after good work down the wing. Liam Mc Mullen smashed home a unstoppable shot from 30 yards to keep the points at Glentornan Park. Both sides had chances late on but it remained 2-1 and a good victory for the home side.Best for Dunlewey were Ciaran Mc Geady, John Cannon and Hugo Diver. Team performance from GlenreeLetterbarrow Celtic 0 Ballybofey United 1On a lovely afternoon in Tymeen Ballybofey scored the only goal of the game in the eighty ninth minute to secure all three points. The first half was a cagey affair with some strong tackling and good defending from both sides. Kevin Mc Brearty had the first chance of the game when one on one with the keeper but his flicked effort went just wide. Conor O’Brien went close on forty minutes but was denied by an excellent tackle from Declan Gallagher. The second half opened up with a number of chances falling to each side. Letterbarrow were unfortunate to play the last 25 minutes with 10 men due to injuries. With the extra man advantage Ballybofey pushed hard and were rewarded in the dying moments when Conor O’Brien flashed home a header after a good break from Ballybofey. John Kenny and James Mc Groary were best for Letterbarrow.Ulster Junior CupRaphoe Town 1 Gweedore Celtic 2Raphoe Town welcomed Premier Division side Gweedore Celtic to the Deele College Grounds on a fantastic day for football. Raphoe started this game well and were cutting Gweedore open at every opportunity with Christy Bogle and Jamie Gallagher to the fore. Raphoe opened the scoring in the 30th minute when Reece Laird finished fantastically after the keeper made a great save from Jamie Gallagher. Gweedore were dangerous on the break with Diver and Mac Niallais coming more into the game. Gweedore levelled in the 65th minute with a great header from a free kick. Gweedore won it in the 80th minute when a long throw came off a Raphoe player and dropped over Paul Carberry into the Raphoe net. Diver and Mac Niallais for Gweedore and Bogle with Gallagher were the best on the day.Ulster Junior ShieldBonagee United 4 Orchard F.C. 2The home side started best and had four good chances early on. Orchard took the lead on twenty five minutes when the ball was crossed into the box from the left and struck a Bonagee defender and flew into the net. Bonagee levelled the match on thirty minutes when Peter Mc Namee ran onto a through ball and beat the keeper from just inside the box. Bonagee got their second on forty three minutes when a Mc Namee cross from the left was headed home from ten yards by Aiden Mc Laughlin. Frankie Mc Brearty made it three on fifty three minutes from the penalty spot after a foul in the box. Niall Bonner and Micheal Doherty for the visitors were giving the home defence a few problems and Duffy in the home goal had to make a few good saves. Bonagee got their fourth on the hour when Mc Namee broke down the right and crossed to Ashmore who rounded the keeper and shot home from ten yards. Joe Mc Carron came close for the visitors on sixty five minutes only to see his shot go wide of the post. Eddie Mc Laughlin got Orchard’s second on seventy minutes. Mc Laughlin came close five minute later only to see his header from ten yards hit the crossbar and bounce into the keeper’s arms. Team effort by both sides.Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 3 Erne Wanderers 2Erne Wanderers hosted Arranmore United on Saturday in a reversed fixture. An understrength hosts never got going and the visitors took full advantage and took the lead midway through the first half when Chris Mc Glanaghey sneaked in at the near post to convert a cross from Daniel O’ Donnell. Erne scored 10 minutes into the second half when a long kick-out from O’ Brien sailed over the Arranmore defence and Michael Ward nodded over the outrushing keeper. At this stage Erne should have taken control of the game but a calamitous error in the backline allowed Daniel O’ Donnell to tap into an empty net on 63 minutes. Erne again got back on terms when Diarmuid Slevin rose unmarked at the back post to nod home Alan Russell’s corner with 20 minutes remaining. Arranmore then got a free out on the left and the cross was missed by all the Wanderers players and Thuski was on hand to score the winner. Referee: Andrew MullinSt. Catherines Reserves 2 Glencar Celtic 3(No Report Available)Donegal Town Reserves 4 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 5This nine goal thriller was played in beautiful conditions on the Hospital Field, Donegal Town. Donegal opened the scoring after ten minutes. Ryan Hegarty’s cross was headed into the bottom corner of the Castlefin net by David Bustard. Donegal weren’t ahead for long as Castlefin were awarded a penalty. J.P. Malley made no mistake from the spot firing the ball low into the bottom corner. Castlefin found themselves with a three goal lead going in at half time. Goals coming from J.P Malley and two from James Mc Menamin. Donegal came out in the second half and worked hard to try get back into the game. They were soon rewarded for the effort when Gary Harron was awarded a penalty for a late tackle inside the box. Ciaran O’Reilly held his nerve and coolly dispatched the ball into the bottom corner. Barry Farragher then fired the ball into the Castlefin net from the back post after a poorly defended corner. Donegal now only trailing by one looked good for a few more goals but their hopes of an equaliser where dashed when Johnny Devine scored a fifth for Castlefin. Devine was quickest to react to a loose ball in the Donegal box following a corner and he volleyed the ball into the net. Donegal substitute Daniel McHugh capitalised on a mistake by the Castlefin goalkeeper. McHugh rolled the ball over the line from inside the six yard box. The game finished 5-4 to Castlefin. Castlefin’s J.P. Malley was the difference between the sides, Malley tallied up 2 goals and 2 assists in a hugely entertaining game of football.Glenea United Reserves 3 Fintown Harps AFC 3In excellent conditions for football it was the home team that completed a dramatic comeback to salvage a point. Glenea started well and took the lead on 5 minutes when Aodhan Ferry headed home a corner. The home side continued to dominate the 1st half and came close a number of occasions to increasing their lead. As the half progressed Fintown came more into the game but were finding it hard to create any clear cut chances. In the 2nd half Glenea once more started well but failed to take advantage of the chances that were coming their way and were made to pay on 68 minutes when Dara Gallagher was played through and he slipped the ball home. Fintown extended their lead on 70 minutes when Aaron Boyle headed home from a corner. Fintown got their third goal on 75 minutes when Aaron Thompson got clear of the home defence and chipped the ball into the net. Glenea pulled a goal back on 87 minutes when Shane Coll scored direct from a free-kick. Glenea completed their comeback in the final minute when Edward Muldowney’s through ball found Aodhan Ferry in the box and he fired home the equaliser. Best for Glenea were Michael Mc Clafferty, Ryan Lafferty and Aodhan Ferry, while Aron Thompson was best the visitors. Referee: Barry Hunter.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 4 Drumbar F.C. 2Drumoghill’s Shay Mc Daid opened the scoring after only ten minutes when he latched onto a Johnny Mc Gee through ball. The lead was short lived as Drumbar equalised five minutes later when Gavin Bennett scored. Drumoghill where back in front on thirty minutes when Mc Daid and Ethan Mc Creedy linked up well to send Mc Daid through for his second of the day. Mc Creedy was again involved in Drumoghill’s third when he sent Jason Flood through on goal and the young midfielder made no mistake with a fine shot. Mc Daid rounded off his hat-trick on the hour mark when he cooly chipped the keeper from 18 yards Drumbar never gave in and got their 2nd through a penalty from Daniel Bennett.Keadue Rovers Reserves 6 Curragh Athletic Reserves 0Keadue Rovers had a fine win over Curragh Athletic in this Saturday League game at Central Park to move themselves to 2nd in the table having gone on a run of 3 wins in a row. Keadue went one up with the first attack of the game when Corey Gallagher picked up the ball in midfield and his shot on goal beat the keeper at the near post. They had to wait until the second half for their next however. Sean Yank Boyle made a great run down the right hand side beat the defender and crossed for Adam Neely to tap home. On fifty three minutes Adrian Hanlon’s corner was knocked down for Adam Neely who drove his shot to the roof of the net from close range. Keadue were rampant at this stage and made it four on sixty nine minutes when Corey Gallagher’s through ball set up Sean Yank Boyle who finished well from the edge of the box. On seventy nine minutes Ryan O’Donnell played a one two with Corey Gallagher and scored Keadue’s fifth. Keadue completed the scoring on eighty three minutes with another fine goal from Adam Neely. Curragh to their credit fought and created a few efforts but did not force the keeper into a save. Best for Curragh were Shay Hannigan and Tim Callaghan while best for Keadue were Sean Yank Boyle, Ryan O’Donnell and Adam Neely. Referee: George Clinton.Milford United Reserves 1 Strand Rovers 3Strand continued their good form with a hard fought win in Milford. Milford had the better of the opening twenty minutes and got their reward when JJ Fleming fired home from six yards following a corner. Strand responded and it took an excellent stop from Damian Crossan to keep Milford ahead at half time. Strand upped the tempo in the second half and Doalty Boyle opened his account on seventy minutes when he turned and scored from the edge of the box. He grabbed his second minutes later when he latched onto a poor back pass and slotted home. Milford had chances to equalise but were unable to break down a resolute Strand defence. They secured all three points when Mark Ward scored in a break away.Cranford United Reserves 2 Tullyvinney Rovers 2After a quiet first half the game came alive when Tullyvinney opened the scoring from a free kick. Cranford equalised shortly afterwards from a corner that was whipped in by Johnny Wilhare and finished by Joe Gallagher at the back post. Tullyvinney regained the lead from a powerful individual run and finish from their centre forward. Cranford equalised in the92nd minute from another corner, Wilhare and Gallagher again combining to level it up. For Tullyvinney it was a good team performance and best for Cranford were Odhran Coll, Ryan McDaid and Cathal Diver.Mulroy Celtic 1 Ramelton Mariners 1This crunch local derby in Tri a Loch ended in a very hard fought enjoyable draw. Mulroy took the lead through Packie Mc Elwaine after nice link up play with the returning Michael Sweeney, Packie dispatched the ball neatly into the bottom corner. The away side got back on level terms through a penalty when Mc Grory hacked down a Mariners’ attacker. Up stepped Corey Mc Cahill to slot the ball home. With both teams missing a few players it was a fair result. Good team performances from both sides.Donegal Junior LeagueResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 3 v 2 Erne WanderersSt. Catherines Reserves 2 v 3 Glencar CelticDonegal Town Reserves 4 v 5 Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlenea United Reserves 3 v 3 Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 4 v 2 Drumbar F.C.Keadue Rovers Reserves 6 v 0 Curragh Athletic ReservesMilford United Reserves 1 v 3 Strand RoversCranford United Reserves 2 v 2 Tullyvinney RoversMulroy Celtic 1 v 1 Ramelton MarinersBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKildrum Tigers 1 v 0 Cappry RoversDrumoghill F.C. 5 v 3 Lifford CelticMilford United 2 v 1 Cranford UnitedGlenea United 1 v 2 Rathmullan CelticWatson Hire Division OneLagan Harps 1 v 4 Keadue RoversCopany Rovers 2 v 4 Curragh AthleticWhitestrand United 1 v 3 Kilmacrennan CelticCT Ball Division TwoDunlewey Celtic 2 v 1 Glenree UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic 0 v 1 Ballybofey UnitedUlster Junior CupRaphoe Town 1 v 2 Gweedore CelticUlster Junior ShieldBonagee United 4 v 2 Orchard F.C.FixturesSaturday 22-11-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United v Orchard F.C. (K.O. 1 p.m.)Glenea United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v St. Catherines ReservesGlencar Celtic v Erne WanderersGlenree United Reserves v Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesMulroy Celtic v Milford United ReservesStrand Rovers v Cranford United ReservesTullyvinney Rovers v Ramelton MarinersSunday 23-11-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCappry Rovers v Rathmullan CelticGlenea United v Milford UnitedGweedore Celtic v St. CatherinesKildrum Tigers v Lifford CelticDrumoghill F.C. v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneWhitestrand United v Lagan HarpsCastlefin Celtic v Gweedore UnitedKeadue Rovers v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Copany Rovers v Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United v Deele HarpsGlenree United v Raphoe TownLetterbarrow Celtic v Convoy ArsenalDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – ALL YOUR REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 16th, 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:Donegal Junior Leaguelast_img read more