Spurs still want to sign Dybala and will battle PSG to seal transfer in January

first_imgTOTTENHAM will battle against Paris Saint-Germain for Paulo Dybala’s signature in January, according to reports.Spurs were heavily linked to the 25-year-old during the summer transfer window, but failed to agree a deal with Juventus.1 Paulo Dybala has played just 14 minutes of Serie A football this seasonCredit: Getty – ContributorAccording to Tuttosport, cited by Football Italia, Mauricio Pochettino will reignite his interest in Dybala in January.But the source suggests PSG will also continue their pursuit for the 24-cap Argentina international after failing to sign him this summer.The French champions did not manage to seal the deal despite holding talks over a £73million move.Dybala also emerged as a top target for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.It was reported that he was on the brink of joining the Red Devils, but could not agree personal terms.Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici admitted that the club were still hoping to offload Dybala after his move to Old Trafford collapsed.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutAnd the 25-year-old has played just 14 minutes of first-team football in the club’s opening two Serie A matches this season.He has been with Juventus since he joined from Palermo in a £23million deal.But has fallen out of favour since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid for £105million last summer.Paulo Dybala transfer to Man Utd did not break down due to outrageous wage demandslast_img read more

Singapore Lifts Temporary Visa Requirement on Liberia

first_imgThe Government of the Republic of Singapore has lifted temporary visa requirement for Liberian citizens effective Saturday, May 30, 2015, following the World Health Organization’s declaration on May 9, 2015 that Liberia is free of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Singaporean Government on November 3, 2014, placed temporary visa issuance requirement on holders of Liberian passports due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus.The Government of Singapore has committed itself to strengthen its ties with the Government and people of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cyclist killed after colliding with container truck at Rahaman’s Park

first_imgA pedal cyclist met his demise on the Houston Public Road on Wednesday when he collided with a container truck, registration number GWW 7629, just outside Parc Rayne in Rahaman’s Park, Greater Georgetown. He was identified as Seeram Seecharran of Lot 16 Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD). Guyana Times understands that at the time of the accident, it was raining. However, the now dead man reportedly darted across the road ahead of oncoming traffic.Reports stated that the container truck collided with him before swerving and coming to a halt after ploughing into the fence, which was meant to shield the 70-foot artificial tree that is being erected for the Annual Rahaman’s Park Christmas tree light-up set for Friday.Host of the yearly event, Ray Rahaman was present at the scene and indicated that he was not discouraged even though the area has seen multiple accidents. He also related his account of what transpired.“The cyclist went across the road, the truck was coming in the rain, he pulled brakes, he couldn’t be going fast, because there was a lot of traffic, so it is not the fault of the truck; it is the fault of the cyclist,” the businessman surmised.The fence collapsed as the tree shifted; several parts of the bicycle were seen smashed and strewn along the road. This is the second year in a row that the famous Christmas tree was shifted from its position owing to an accident. The truck driver reportedly received injuries to his hands. Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.Rahaman further noted that it was fortunate that the tree did not fall as it did last year. He once again praised the business community for assisting to ensure that everything was in place for the tree light-up.“These things happen and are unfortunate for the nation … But the fortunate part is that it (tree) is not on the ground, this year it didn’t fall, so the Lord is testing us but he still helping us. So, we will lift it with a crane now … the entire tree from the top, put it on the road here, build over the stand, put it back by this afternoon (Wednesday), and then we are in business again,” Rahaman told this newspaper as workmen worked feverishly to repair the damaged section.An official Police account of what transpired disclosed that the lorry was proceeding in the same direction as the pedal cyclist, but on the “eastern side of the western carriageway” in the vicinity of Rahamans Park. The cyclist then “proceeded to cross the road from the eastern side to the western side and in the process of doing so, he ended up into the path of the motor lorry”.Police confirmed that the driver of the motor lorry swerved to avoid a collision, but “the right side front of the lorry came into contact with the pedal cycle, the cyclist was thrown off the pedal cycle and landed on the road surface, where he received injuries about his body.”It was explained that Seecharran was picked up in an unconscious state by Police and public-spirited citizens and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was examined by a doctor on duty, who pronounced him dead on arrival.His body is currently lying in the Hospital’s Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem. Police said that a breathalyser test was conducted on the truck driver which revealed a reading of 0.000 per cent.After the tree fell and got damaged last December, two men were found afterwards with the tree snaps. Later that month, a truck driver avoiding a collision crashed into a nearby utility pole. The businessman’s wife, Angela Rahaman later called for caution on the roadways.last_img read more

Highlanders win title

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1:00 p.m.Jacob Baron’s goal broke a 1-1 tie and provided La Habra High School with a 2-1 victory over Saddleback High in the CIF Southern Section, Division III boys soccer championship game at Warren High School Saturday morning. The Highlanders captured the title in their first trip to sport’s final round. Edgar Bran had given the Highlanders a 1-0 lead with a penalty kick in the 26th minute, and Saddleback tied the score when Edwin Aguilar scored with about 20 seconds left in the first half. La Habra finishes the season with a 28-5-1 record. Saddleback slips to 17-8-1.last_img read more

A day in the life of Harambee Stars Captain Victor Wanyama

first_imgThe Tottenham Hotspur midfield powerhouse has just resumed training with the first team after a short spell on the sidelines following a knock on the side of his knee that kept him out for two matches.With the injuries piling on the squad and team-mate Moussa Dembele set to miss action till late March, Wanyama knows he has to up his fitness because his club needs him now more than ever.“It is tough here and the demands are so high. You cannot afford to sleep and constantly, you must prove to be better. Especially being a foreign player, you must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you are better than the locals,” Wanyama said as we begin our early morning chat at his residence in Barnet, North London.Wanyama’s lifestyle is one donned in simplicity.Harambee Stars and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama enjoys breakfast at his house in Barnet, North London. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe wakes up, makes his own breakfast, and then sets off to his club’s training base in Enfield.And you would think his breakfast should be a buffet of assorted exotic food and drinks. But no. You are wrong. His early morning meal is a simple cup of green tea sweetened with honey, accompanied by groundnuts and sometimes a piece of bread or biscuits.“You really have to watch what you eat because you must take care of your body. That’s your tool. That’s your asset. I don’t take sugar or too much juice. This green tea is good enough for me. Milk is a once in a while thing. I could go for months without it,” Wanyama explains.After his quick fix of breakfast, the Harambee Stars captain sets off for training where he will have another platter of breakfast with teammates before the day’s activities kick-off.In his array of travel options are just two vehicles. Unlike some of the stars in the English Premier League, going extra is not anything of Wanyama’s portion.“You know, there’s life after football. You cannot spend all your money on flashy cars and a flashy lifestyle forgetting that football is a very short career. You have to think of tomorrow. Just ensure you live comfortably and get what you need,” the midfielder further states.The sessions at Enfield are rigorous. He explains they start off with a gym session for warm-up before heading to the field for tactical and physical training.Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama during training at the club’s Enfield Training Ground.“I think we are the fittest team in the Premier League. Our training is no joke,” Wanyama jokes as he gets back to the house at about 2pm. He does not worry much about lunch as the club also provides an after-training meal for the players.No sooner does he get back to his house than he slumps to rest, clearly exhausted from the training session. His first order of business before shutting his eyes for a quick nap is treating his healing knee, wrapping a pack of ice around it for about 20 minutes.He was unfortunate to pick up a knock on his other knee playing against West Ham, just after recovering from injury to his other knee. But thankfully he is okay and has been drafted into the team that travels to Crystal Palace, a game they later won 1-0.He reflects on the period in which he nursed injury, including missing a huge part of pre-season and says it was the most trying time of his career.Wanyama was sidelined for four months last season and the development is another blow for the White Hart Lane club’s engine room.“It is not easy when you are injured because you always want to be out there doing what you love. I can say that was the most trying part of my career and sometimes you feel very lonely. Being out for over three months is so tough,” Wanyama says.He adds; “But now, I am, happy to be back. My injury is completely healed and I am enjoying my football again. Now it is just a matter of building fitness and getting back to the top. It is not easy but I am ready to work for it.”Wanyama made it to the starting team at Palace and clocked his third 90-minute appearance of the season, and only his first in the league. The other two were in the Emirates Cup.Though coming through harsh weather conditions in West London, he was pleased to have played an entire match and the team coming out victorious.Selhurst Park is also a ground close to his heart as this was where he scored his first ever Spurs goal.“That was a very tough match. The cold and the rain especially! Unforgiving. But I am happy to have played a full league match. It has been so long and I feel great,” Wanyama said as he got back from the short trip to Selhurst Park.Wanyama was sidelined for four months last season and the development is another blow for the White Hart Lane club’s engine room.While some of his team-mates might decide to go out and celebrate the win, Wanyama is chilled in his house. He only craved to watch some bit of boxing, homeboy Tony Bellew taking on Oleksander Usyk, a bout that the former lost.“I am chilled out most of the time. If I am not in training I am just here watching series (though I don’t enjoy them most of the time haha), reading or playing Play Station with my friends. I enjoy watching football documentaries,” says the soft spoken Wanyama.Music is his biggest companion. Whether he is resting, taking breakfast or driving in his car. With the Siri app on his iPhone, he blazes music all the time even as he sifts through a bucket of groundnuts.His favorite music has to be Bongo!The midfielder, revered for his role at Spurs especially for the season they came close to clinching the title is quite a reserved person and has a close knit circle of friends who keep him company when he is not at the club working his legs out.Harambee Stars and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama chats with one of his friends as he enjoys breakfast at his house in Barnet, North London. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I love my friends because they are always here for me and we enjoy a good laugh. We play PS together (And I beat them all the time), eat together and it is really great,” he notes.Wanyama has spent close to eight years in the United Kingdom, three of them at Celtic in Scotland, a further three with Southampton and he is now on his third with Spurs.He reflects on his journey, one he says has been a result of pure hard work.“At some point I didn’t think I would make it as a footballer, but my elder brother Mariga (MacDonald) always encouraged me. I went once to Europe and didn’t make it but then, I got my big breakthrough when I moved to Beerschot,” says the soft-spoken combative midfielder.“In Kenya I played for Country Bus in the beginning and we used to be given 50 shillings for Lunch. I also played for City Stars like two games then AFC Leopards as well but at one time my father was very angry when he discovered I had played for them without a contract,” Wanyama jokes, bursting out in laughter.Victor Wanyama’s family in London to celebrate Christmas. PHOTO/courtesy“But it’s been a long journey, and the results have been worth it.” He adds.Across the Hallways and rooms in his house, photos of his best days are adorned all over including the famous header he scored against Barcelona while at Celtic in a Champions League tie, the first time he skippered Southampton and a few others of him celebrating goals in a Spurs shirt.“I can say I am happy with how things have turned out in my career and I am thankful. My family has been there for me and they are the reason I am here today,” added Wanyama who went on to pay homage to the advice given especially by elder brother Mariga.On whether or not he will leave Spurs when his current spell expires, the midfielder does not give much out.“At the moment, I am a Spurs player and enjoying my football here. We will decide that when the time comes,” he says.Wanyama’s current target is to help his Spurs side finish the season strongly and perhaps fight for the EPL title and in July, turn his attention to the African Cup of Nations where Kenya are only waiting on word from CAF before confirming their place.Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama says he was excited with the full to capacity stadium in kasarani when Kenya played Ethiopia in a 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We are focused on the Cup of Nations as a team because we know it will be a huge stage for the players. It has been a long time since we played and we want to go there not just to participate but compete as well,” the midfielder who scored one of the three goals in the 3-0 win over Ethiopia last month said.He hopes the Cup of Nations will open doors for more Kenyan players to make boss moves abroad.His advice for upcoming players?“Discipline is everything. You can work hard but without discipline, you cannot succeed. The two go hand in hand. Opportunities always come but people don’t make use of them because they don’t want to work,” he says.“Self belief is always key. Above all you have to believe in yourself and your ability,” adds the midfielder.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama at his house in Barnet, North London. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, March 23 – It is 6:30am and the alarm at Victor Wanyama’s room blazes off in anger, as if to warn him of the impending long day that awaits him.The smooth, cold and spine-tingling spring wind whistles across his leafy neighborhood preparing him for an impending tough workout day at his club’s training base in Enfield, United Kingdom.last_img read more


first_imgMILFORD LADIES GAA TEAMDonegal Ladies Junior Championship Quarter Final ResultsMilford 6-13 Buncrana 0-1Dungloe 4-7 Killybegs 3-4St Nauls 8-3 Naomh Conaill 7-3Semi-Finals on Sunday 2nd SeptemberMilford v DungloeSt Nauls v Lifford / Gaoth DobhairJunior Championship Quarter Final Report –Milford v Buncrana in O’ Donnell Park, Letterkenny on Sunday 19th AugustMilford 6-13 Buncrana 0-1The scoreline says it all. It was one way system for the Milford ladies as they eased into the Junior Championship Semi-Final. Milford opened the game with a point from play but with two wides and a missed goal appportunity by Amber Barrett, the scoreline could’ve read higher. Captain Caoimhe Barrett pointed for Milford and Amber Barrett followed it up with a third time lucky shot on goal to leave it Milford 1-2 and Buncrana still looking for their opening score. Certainly Buncrana were finding it difficult to get the ball beyond midfield but with Orla Harrison playing a defensive role in the midfield area, Milford were dominating possession. Great work by Tara Friel at wing back enabled Amber Barrett to put Milford further in front. Buncrana were dealt a further blow when Michelle Browne had to leave the field due to injury. Shannon Mc Groddy and Niamh Carr continued to cause havoc in the Buncrana defence as they ran at the backs and their work reaped dividends as the scoreboard now read Milford 2-5 Buncrana 0-0. The link play between Amber Barrett, Orla Harrison, Annie Gibbons and Caoimhe Barrett was a pleasure to watch as they continued to leave the Buncrana defence in disarray. Buncrana looked to have a scoring opportunity towards the end of the first half but Sharon Graham was quick to cut out the ball. Halftime score was Milford 3-7 Buncrana 0-0.Milford again opened the scoring with points from Annie Gibbons and Amber Barrett. Buncrana got their one and only score from wing forward Marie Browne. Things went from bad to worse for Buncrana when Orla Harrison, Shannon Mc Groddy and Annette Mc Carron and Niamh Carr all got in on the scoring act, leaving Milford 6-12 and Buncrana 0-1. Aisling Mc Bride followed up with a point from play to leave Milford with a comfortable win but will face a much tougher and tighter contest when they will face Dungloe in the semi-final on Sunday 2nd September. Buncrana will thank their shot-stopper Claire Doherty as she pulled off numerous saves. Buncrana may also count their lucky stars that they finished the match with 15 players as there were a few tackles that perhaps warranted yellow cards. Milford won’t mind as they now set up a semi-final mouth-watering clash with Rosses side Dungloe who overcame Killybegs earlier today.Buncrana – Claire Doherty, Joanne Buck, Danielle Loughrey, Roisin Doherty, Michelle Browne, Catherine Mc Laughlin, Caroline Duffy, Doreen Mc Gee, Caroline Gallagher, Marie Browne, Megan Skelly, Lauren Hegarty, Ciara Masterson, Christine Duffy and Ciara Barber.Milford – Denise Gallagher, Sharon Graham, Sarah Sheridan, Eimear Callaghan, Tara Friel, Roisin Boyce, Karen Peoples, Bridgeen Devenney, Orla Harridon, Shannon Mc Groddy, Caoimhe Barrett, Niamh Carr, Amber Barrett, Annie Gibbons and Aisling Mc Bride BUNCRANA LADIES GAA SQUADLADIES GAA RESULTS: MILFORD CRUISE TO VICTORY OVER BUNCRANA was last modified: August 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:LADIES GAA RESULTS: MILFORD CRUISE TO VICTORY OVER BUNCRANAlast_img read more


first_imgGerry McGreevy Wins Monthly Medal At DunfanaghyOur little protected area of Dunfanaghy hills usually ensures we get the best of the available weather and so it was last weekend when the course was packed again to capacity with the Ladies Branch playing for their Easter Hamper and the Gents out in force for the 4bbb on Saturday and the monthly Medal Competition on Sunday.It was a fine score from Gerry McGreevy on Sunday that clinched his Dunfanaghy Medal with a 62 net which was 4 shots ahead of his nearest rival. On Wednesday we again had a tussle for the top price with Fergus Mullen featuring again this week but again being beaten for the top slot. This was won by Gerry Doohan with 44 pts. Fergus took the second prize while Dan Canning netted Third with 41 pts. John Hanna, now a low handicapper, took the gross.Friday’s competition saw a return to form, though it never left him, of Neil McGinley who came home with a score of 29 pts (for 14 holes). John McKendry was second with 28 pts on BOT.Saturday was our usual 4BBB competition and this week saw Svan Gallagher and Joe Kirwan taking the top slot with John Chambers and Ken Armstrong picking up second on BOT.Sunday was a different beast altogether with some rain early on but the day cleared nicely and the scores reflected this. This was our Monthly Medal Stroke Competition and all the winners of the Monthly medals have a playoff competition at the end of the year. Gerry McGeevy crushed the rest of the field with a score of 62 net while Daniel Gallagher came second with a 66. this is a great score as Daniel is a really low handicapper so he has no shots to play with at all any any mistake is costly. Very well done Daniel. Cathal McMonagle took the Gross prize and Brendan Kelly, last weeks winner, picked up third on BOT.Not to be forgotten Colin Higgs won the front nine and Gerard McGinley has had a nice return to golf with a 33 on the back nine.Wednesday 13th March: Gents Open Stableford1st: Gerry Doohan 44 pts2nd: Fergus Mullen 43 pts Gross: John Hanna 28 pts3rd: Dan Canning 41 ptsCSS: N.CFriday 15th March: Ladies & Gents Open 14 Hole Stableford 1st: Neil Mc Ginley 29 pts2nd: John Mc Kendry 28 pts BOTCSS: N.C.Saturday 16th March: Gents Open 4 BBB Stableford1st: Svan Gallagher/Joe Kirwan 46 pts2nd: John Chambers/Ken Armstrong 45 pts BOTCSS: N.C.Sunday 17th March: Gents Monthly Medal Stroke1st: Gerry Mc Greevy 622nd: Daniel Gallagher 66Gross: Cathal Mc Monagle 773rd: Brendan Kelly 68 BOT1st 9: Colin Higgs 30.52nd 9: Gerard Mc Ginley 33CSS: N.C.Usual Competitions this week with a 4BBB on Saturday and the Gents Easter Hamper competition is on Sunday.Muckish Ramblers are out on Saturday at 9.30 am so meet at 9am for draw in Dunfanaghy Clubhouse. Meal Available after the Golf.GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 19th, 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORT Premier Division / Division One, Promotion / Relegation Play-OffCastlefin Celtic 0 v 0 Cranford United( Cranford United won 4-2 on penalties ) Cranford United came to Diamond Park, Ballyare on Sunday afternoon as a Premier Division team and that is exactly how they departed League Headquarters a few hours later but not before they had their Premier Division status thoroughly examined by Castlefin Celtic from the Watson Hire Division One.Ryan Mc Gonagle had the first real opening after six minutes play when he was set up by Philip Buchannan but the forwards shot was weak and didn’t trouble Anthony O’ Hagan in the Castlefin net. Mark Carlin then went through on goal but the tight angle was too much for the Castlefin man to overcome and his shot went wide of the target. Buchannan then send a long range effort over the Castlefin crossbar as Cranford started to dictate the match. O’Hagan allowed the slippy ball to squirm from his grasp midway through the half but to his relief Emmett White was on hand to clear the danger with Kyle Black lurking nearby.Castlefin started the second half better and remained on top for most of the forty five minutes apart from a ten minute spell from twenty five to thirty five when Cranford threatened. Philip Buchannan protested after he felt he was impeded from getting to a cross into the penalty area but match referee Joe Mc Hugh wasn’t interested in his claims. As the Castlefin attacks intensified Shaun Mc Elwaine became busier but the sweeper coped well behind central defensive partner Arthur Lynch. Matthew O’ Rourke, Barry Tourish and Mark Carlin all had half chances but none that could be chalked up as bad misses. Cranford had a few free kicks from just outside the Castlefin penalty area but Semi Nani Friel and Chris Dufy failed to get them on target. Cranford introduced Kieran Sharkey for Ryan Mc Gonagle and the experienced player slotted in well at right-back allowing Friel to move into a more forward role. Emmett White and Kieran Brennan, like their Cranford counterparts, were solid in the centre of the Castlefin defence while Simon Mc Glinchey looked the busiest man on the pitch as he chased every ball in his usual manner.The match ended level after the normal ninty minutes so it went to extra time. Both team were reduced in staff after a few additional minutes as Seamus Carr and Ronan Tourish both saw red. Darren Lynch replaced Philip Buchannan with Anthony White coming on for Dunnion who was suffering from severe cramp. James Butts replaced Simon Mc Glinchey who had worked tirelessly throughout as Castlefin went all out in search of a winning goal. It wasn’t to come nor did Cranford make the breakthrough so it came down to the penalty shoot-out to decide where the teams would play next season.Matthew O’ Rourke dragged his first spot-kick wade of Sean Gallagher’s goal as did Anthony White. When Semi Nani Friel scored his penalty it was Cranford’s fourth perfect kick and put them in an unassailable position.Castlefin Celtic: Anthony O’ Hagan, Michael Dunnion, PJ Mc Menamin, Emmett White, Kieran Brennan, Simon Mc Glinchey, Dominic Mc Glinchey, Ronan Tourish Mark Carlin, Barry Tourish, Matthew O’ Rourke. Subs Anthony White and James Butts.Cranford United: Seam Gallagher, Semi Nani Friel, Christopher Duffy, Shaun Mc Elwaine, Arthur Lynch, Seamus Mc Laughlin, Semi Carr, Philip Buchannan, Kyle Black, Ryan Mc Gonagle, Michael Cannon. Subs: Hughie Bradley, James Lee Mc Bride, Kieran Sharkey, Darren Lynch. Referee: Joe Mc Hugh, Assistants: Paddy Martin and Paddy DuffySATURDAYGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDonegal Town Reserves 4 Arranmore United 2 Donegal Town completed the double over Champions Arranmore United to join the islanders in Division One next season. Arranmore came to the Hospital Field as runaway Champions in Division Two but a superb Donegal performance ensured the Town also secured promotion. Donegal came out of the blocks quickly and found themselves three up after thirty minutes. Donegal’s talismanic frontman David Bustard opened the scoring prodding home a wonderful assist from Daniel McHugh. Ciarán McGinley then doubled Donegal’s advantage shortly after with a lovely curling effort which found its way into the top corner. Joe McIntyre sealed a blistering start latching onto a misplaced pass to run through on goal and finish superbly to the bottom corner. Arranmore were sprung into action at this stage and gave the Donegal men a reminder of why they only dropped 8 points all season with a superbly worked goal with five minutes left in the first half, finished off by O’Donnell.After the restart it was clear to everyone present that the next goal would be crucial. Donegal started brightly and pushed on in search of the goal to kill the game off. A late tackle on David Bustard as he when through on goal resulted in a spot kick which McGinley converted to give the Town a comfortable cushion. Arranmore never let the heads drop however and threw numbers forward as they tried to get back into the game. The central spine of the Town team which consisted of Mc Grory, Lafferty and Hegarty was outstanding throughout and dealt with everything that was thrown at them. The returning Eamonn McGinley in goal produced a wonder save from a Mc Glanaghey free kick with twenty remaining to maintain the three goal lead. Mc Glanaghey got his reward shortly after when he reacted quickest to hammer the ball home with ten minutes left on the click. It proved in the end to be in vain as the Donegal men held on to confirm their promotion and a just reward for a great season.Strand Rovers 0 Glenree United Reserves 1This game started off in perfect conditions before rain came in over the bay. Glenree started with a strong squad with no less than a win required. The game was very free flowing with Strand playing some good football at times. Strand had the upper hand but a Glenree corner resulted in a mistake by the strand keeper and defender heading into the Strand net. Strand now had to come from behind. Both teams enjoyed good possession at times with Glenree aided by the wind but the first half ended with Glenree one up. The second half started off with Strand piling on the pressure and thats the way it was for the second 45 minutes with Strand pushing all men forward including the keeper going forward at times. Good saves from the Glenree keeper and the post all denied the equaliser and resulted in a Glenree win who now go into the playoff, great team effort from Strand, and well done to Glenree on a successful seasonMilford United Reserves1 Gweedore United Reserves 5Gweedore United did what they could to keep their slim promotion hopes alive when they visited Moyle View Park on Saturday afternoon. Five goals with only the solitary reply from their hosts meant that all hinged on what was happening elsewhere. News filtered through that Donegal Town Reserves had taken victory against Arranmore United and they joined the Islanders by gaining automatic promotion. After an anxious wait on the score from Strand Park it soon became know that Glenree too had won their match and in doing so claimed the promotion / relegation play-off spot where they will face Mulroy Celtic to see which team plays Division One football next season.Cranford United Reserves 0 Keadue Rovers Reserves 4Keadue started the game strong against a young Cranford team and hadsome half chances but could not convert. Cranford came into game welland were unlucky not to score through Naoise Cullen. Keadue took the leadon the stroke of half time when Chris Greene scored from a tight angle.After the break Cranford got caught by a break-away goal with a neatfinish from David Sweeney. Cranford responded well and a Brendan Gilesheader came back of the post with the keeper beat. Dale Mc Fadden and BenMc Bride both went close with chances for Cranford. With Cranfordneeding to push men forward, they got caught with two late goals agreat strike from Chris Greene and then Luke Neely adding a fourth. Teamefforts.RESULTSGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers 4 v 0 Curragh Athletic ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDonegal Town Reserves 4 v 2 Arranmore UnitedStrand Rovers 0 v 1 Glenree United ReservesMilford United Reserves 1 v 5 Gweedore United ReservesCranford United Reserves 0 v 4 Keadue Rovers ReservesPremier Division / Division One, Promotion / Relegation Play-OffCastlefin Celtic 0 v 0 Cranford United( Cranford United won 4-2 on penalties )FIXTURESSATURDAY 10-05-2014 K.O. 2p.m. Venue T.B.C.Old Orchard Division One /Glencar Inn Division TwoSaturday Promotion/Relegation Play-OffGlenree United Reserves v Mulroy CelticDowntown Cup Final K.O. 4.30 p.m. Diamond Park, BallyareCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Glenea United ReservesSUNDAY 11-05-2014 K.O. 1.30p.m. Diamond Park, BallyareBrian Mc Cormick Cup FinalCastlefin Celtic v Milford UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: May 4th, 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 Leaguelast_img read more


first_imgLisbon Lions Letterkenny Celtic Supporters ClubClub meeting this coming Friday the 19th of September at 8pm upstairs in the Tir na og bar in Ballymacool.All members are reminded that dues for membership will have to be paid by all members before the end of this month. DD NOTICE: LISBON LIONS LETTERKENNY CELTIC SUPPORTERS MEETING THIS FRIDAY was last modified: September 16th, 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:CelticDD NoticeSportlast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps rescued a share of the spoils after going behind twice against Cobh Ramblers at St.Coleman’s Park.Sean McCarron was the hero as he scored a fine goal from long range in the 76th minute to grab a point for Harps.Brian Fitzgerald put the home side in front when he headed home form close range. The game was only a minute into the second Harps when Kevin McHugh did what he does best.The Killea man latched onto a Tommy Bonner corner to head home and draw the sides level.Amazingly Cobh were back in front less than a minute later when David O’Neill side-footed a cross home inside the area.Harps did manage to control the game for long periods throughout but never looked like threatening too often. McCarron popped up to grab what turned out to be a deserved equaliser for Harps who were value for money for their point.  HARPS COME FROM BEHIND TWICE TO SHARE SPOILS AGAINST COBH was last modified: May 4th, 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:Cobh Ramblersfinn harpslast_img read more