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Doco Wesseh Nominated for MLS Award

first_imgDoco Wesseh, Founder of One Goal Foundation-LiberiaFormer Liberia International Doco Wesseh has been nominated along with 22 other soccer philanthropists for this year’s Major League Soccer (MLS) Charity Award, dubbed “MLS Works Community MVP.”Each year, MLS and Wells Fargo Bank proudly recognize individuals who are using soccer to improve the lives of others. Wesseh, Founder of One Goal Foundation, was nominated as a Chicago Fire Community MVP.The areas of focus are social issues focusing on inclusion, diversity and equality and health issues affecting men, women or children as well as community service for a local, national and/or international charity or community organization.The grand prize winner, based on online and twitter voting results, will receive a US$25,000 donation to their selected charity.One Community MVP is selected to represent each of the 23 MLS clubs. Winners are recognized, both nationally and locally.All 23 finalists have been invited to the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target in Atlanta, Georgia where the grand prize winner will be announced on August 1.Wesseh, a refugee who benefited immensely from soccer scholarship, founded One Goal to give back to people in Liberia and provide inspiration to children so they can realize their dreams.“Liberia is where I come from; living through the war, and missing out on so many opportunities as a child. I have decided to set up and give back in a unique way,” he said.“Living in the USA and seeing kids being kids, and having all the opportunities provided to them to live out their dreams, I felt the children of Liberia deserve the opportunity to play around the world,” Mr. Wesseh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt risking irreversible damage to communities, economy – Ramkarran

first_imgClosure of sugar estatesGuyana is on the cusp of becoming an oil producing nation, but there are immediate socio-economic issues that must be addressed. And chief among them is the potential fallout from the sacking of thousands of sugar workers as Government moves ahead with its divestment programme.This is according to political commentator and former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran. In his recent writings, Ramkarran has urged that theFormer Speaker of the House, Ralph Ramkarran, SCGovernment not lose focus of its immediate priorities … ensuring that the vacuum created from massive unemployment is not filled by poverty and crime.“The dismissal of thousands of sugar workers will intensify poverty and crime across Guyana, particularly in the areas affected by the closures. Communities will deteriorate, drug taking and alcohol abuse will intensify, and the economy will suffer from reduced spending. All of this will impact negatively on economic growth for 2018,” he stated.“By the time divestment concludes and some job opportunities emerge, the damage to the communities and their inhabitants would already have occurred. There is no immediate potential investment in Guyana’s economy on a scale large enough to absorb the dismissed sugar workers, or even a portion of them, that will make a difference to their dire situation,” he posited.He has acknowledged oil’s potential for economic transformation in Guyana, but is urging persons to temper their hopes for the future with the realities of today.A gathering of sugar workers from WalesRamkarran noted that any impact the new oil industry would have may be a decade in the making, thus he fears that by this time an entire generation of sugar workers and their families would have traded in a decade of productive labour with a decade of deprivation and poverty.“It appears that Guyana stands to receive US$300 million a year for the first five years after production commences, and a little over that sum for the twenty years thereafter. The size of Guyana’s economy is US$1.2 billion. This means that Guyana’s economy will increase by one-fifth (its size) as a result of oil revenue.“This will be a significant boost, but by no means a spectacular transformation. This figure is probably based on production of 100,000 barrels a day. It may well be that Exxon would produce far more than that amount for various economic reasons. While all of this is in the future, Guyana has pressing economic and political problems that require immediate solutions,” Ramkarran cautioned.Sugar workersAs early as December 2016, Wales Sugar Estate ended operations, and many workers have since to be paid severance, after refusing to take up employment at Uitvlugt Estate, some 22 miles from the West Bank Demerara estate. 2017 was in fact marked by protests from the workers.Those workers have been affected, and thousands more family members and those from surrounding villages have also been affected by the impact of the closure. One year after, the retrenchment of nearly 4000 workers attached to Rose Hall, East Demerara and Skeldon Estates was revealed, and those employees have expressed fear of facing a fate similar to what their former colleagues at Wales faced, who are still awaiting their outstanding packages.Many civil society bodies and other interest groups have been urging the coalition Government to rethink the closure of estates, and to implement plans that will tackle the welfare of workers. In its end-of-year statement, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) highlighted that, come 2018, there would in fact be 5000 sugar workers left unemployed if Wales is factored into the current numbers. The body is of the view that this action will have “serious repercussions” for this year.Last year, the PSC had even proposed for Government to enter into public-private partnerships to invest in and manage selected estates. Government has remained steadfast that estates at Rose Hall, and Enmore will cease operations, while Skeldon would be privatised. Meanwhile, only three would be kept in operation – at Albion in East Berbice, Blairmont in West Berbice, and Uitvlugt on the West Coast of Demerara.In light of this and the potential impact on the operations of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), that company has since submitted an expression of interest (EoI) to Government for the potential purchase of one of the sugar estates.last_img read more

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Flood watch ends for Moberly Lake and River

first_imgThe BC.. River Forecast Centre is ending the Flood Watch for the Moberly River and Moberly Lake near Fort St. John.
River and lake levels have been high through the week in response to rainfall and snowmelt. River levels on the Moberly River near Fort St. John Water Survey of Canada gauge (07FB008) crested late Thursday, and have been receding since Friday. River and lake levels are expected to continue to recede through the weekend.The River Forecast Centre will continue to monitor conditions and will provide an update as warranted. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Jason Kenney: MLAs encouraged to stump for Scheer on own time and dime

first_imgCALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is encouraging United Conservative legislature members to help oust Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in the Oct. 21 federal election.He commends those who have already gone to help out in swing ridings outside the province on their own time and dime.Kenney says he’ll be taking some trips outside Alberta to drum up investment and he may help out some federal Conservative candidates while he’s at it.- Advertisement -He says he works 18 hours a day, seven days a week so he can stay focused on his job as premier while occasionally pitching in on the federal campaign.Kenney says a change in Ottawa is in Albertans’ best interest because the Liberals have brought in policies that have damaged the province’s vital oil and gas industry.For example, he has said a new federal law overhauling environmental reviews will ensure no more pipelines are built.  Advertisement The Canadian PressAdvertisement “The re-election of a Trudeau Liberal government would be devastating for this province,” Kenney told reporters on the sidelines of an addiction recovery conference in Calgary on Wednesday.“Mr. Trudeau’s policies have helped to deepen and prolong a period of economic decline and stagnation in this province that has killed tens of thousands of jobs and reduced incomes for hundreds of thousands of Albertans.”Before his foray into Alberta politics, Kenney was a high-profile cabinet minister in former prime minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.last_img read more

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Hibs’ Neil Lennon given FIVE-match ban following conduct in Europa League

first_imgNeil Lennon has been hit with a shock five-match ban by UEFA after being charged with ‘acts of violence against the referee’.UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body has handed down the punishment in relation to his dismissal during Hibs’ 1-0 Europa League defeat by Brondby on July 14.The former Celtic and Bolton manager was sent to the stand after protesting over a disallowed goal for his side.Lennon has already served an automatic one-match touchline ban for the second leg in Denmark, which Hibs won 1-0 before going out on penalties. Neil Lennon’s Hibs were playing Brondby in Europa League qualifying 1last_img read more

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DONEGAL SEX ABUSE VICTIM – I WANT TO SEE MY FATHER DEAD

first_imgAn East Donegal woman said she wanted her father dead when a Judge asked her what should be his punishment for sexually abusing her.The woman revealed how her father abused her over a two year period starting when she was just ten years old.The man, who cried openly at Letterkenny Circuit  Court alongside his wife, had never apologised for what he had done to his daughter. The family learned about the horrific crimes when the girl was just fifteen and she began dating a young boy who later became her husband.However they agreed to patch up things and tried to remain as a family together.However the abuse continued to cause heartache for the young girl and came to a head when she was due to be married and did not want he father at the wedding.Her father faced two counts of sexual assault against his daughter over a two year period between 1992 and 1994.The young woman revealed how her father would force him to touch her penis and try to masturbate him.When the girl complained her hand was sore, he would force her to use her other hand.However she broke down in the witness box and struggled to read all of her witness impcta statement.Judge John O’Hagan said he understood how difficult it was for her but asked what she wanted to see happen to her father.She replied that she wanted to see her father dead and said she only wanted to protect her daughter from men like her father.When asked if her father ever said sorry she replied “saying sorry is not just throwing a fiver or a tenner beside your bed”.Judge O’Hagan said there was no question that the woman was ‘emotionally destroyed’ but paid tribute to herself and her husband for trying to make the best of their lives.He called the accused into the witness box and asked him if he had anything o say to his daughter to which the man broke down and sobbed “I’m sorry XXXXXXXXXXX, I’m very sorry.”He said he also understood how her father had been forced to live with his guilt and wil have to for the rest of his life.But he said he had destroyed the trust a father has with his daughter and he would have to pay for that.He sentenced the man to one year in prison and suspended the last six months.EndsDONEGAL SEX ABUSE VICTIM – I WANT TO SEE MY FATHER DEAD was last modified: February 3rd, 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, TABLES AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTSSUNDAY 18-8-2013Brian Mc Cormick Cup Dunlewy Celtic 2 Arranmore United 3The summer sun shone brightly on a very entertaining game which had it all. It was the visitors who took the lead when a home side attack broke down in the Arranmore half. It was quickly turned around with Gerard Diver providing the killer pass for Mark Ward to convert.The home side began to take control of the game with Liam McMullen and Ronan Cheney working well in centre midfield, and it didn’t take long for the home side to draw level when Michael Mc Laughlin drill home from a Christy Cannon cross. It was Christy Cannon himself who then put the home side ahead after a great move which involved Daniel Cannon and Lorcan Gallagher .The second half was very intense with the wind getting ever so strong it put the home side on the back foot and this resulted in Arranmore getting back on level terms when a kick out from keeper Hugo Cannon landed at the feet of Geared Diver who in turn knocked it swiftly back goal wards and caught out the home keeper. This left the game evenly balanced and it looked like it was going to end in a draw. The game’s last attack saw the visitors brake the offside trap and Chris Mc Glanaghey beat the approaching keeper to give the visitors a hard earned victory.Good team performances from Dunlewey and Arranmore.Orchard FC 4 Mulroy Celtic 0Orchard collected all three points at home after a hard fought battle with Mulroy. Both teams had good chances early on and it took until the thirty fifth minute for Orchard to open the scoring when Redmond Doherty started an attack deep in his own half and was on hand to fire home from the edge of the box after some good work down the left by John Boyle. Niall Bonner made it two when he slotted past the keeper from close range. Then Stefan Gillan made it three on seventy eight minutes when he collected Joe McCarron’s cross field ball and although his first effort was well saved by the keeper he hammered home the rebound from ten yards. In the eighty fifth minute Eddie McLaughlin slotted home from six yards after some good play by Niall Bonner.Best For Orchard : Niall Bonner, Joe McCarron, Eddie McLaughlin Decent team performance from MulroyRathmullan Celtic 1 Bonagee United 1Played in a blustery conditions, both teams served up an entertaining encounter. Bonagee playing into the wind in the first half had the better of the game and will be disappointed at going in on level terms at half time after some strong showings from their midfielders. Shortly after the break the opening goal arrived when a free kick from Darren Ashmore found Ian strain’s net from 30 yards. That woke Rathmullan up but they had to wait until the 80th minute before evergreen Mark “Mushy” Curran found space in the box to beat Paul Doherty at his near post. Both teams had chances to win it but a draw was a far result.Milford United 2 Glencar Celtic 2 Glencar came to Milford and left with a point after a hard fought contest with a share of the spoils a fair result. Glencar took the lead after 20 minutes when Stephen Browne volleyed home. Milford’s best chance of the first half was from a Johnny Sweeney free kick that was headed off the post by Joey Cullen. Milford got back on level terms twenty minutes into the second half when Lee Burke finished well from a Johnny Sweeney through ball. Glencar responded 5 minutes later when Stephen Browne finished excellently past Caolan Mc Gettigan. PJ Hagan levelled the game on 80 minutes, lobbing the keeper from 20 yards. Milford pushed for the winner and could have been caught with Glencar counter attacking swiftly on a couple of occasions. Overall it was a fair result with both teams battling strong for an early season game. Referee: Brian O’ KaneRamelton Mariners L Whitestrand United LStrand Rovers 0 Keadue Rovers 3There was a great reception for Strand Rovers who were playing their first game in the Donegal Junior League.But that welcome didn’t last long as neighbours Keadue showed they meant business from early on.The history making panel of Strand Rovers Football Club who played in their first Donegal Junior League, Brian Mc Cormick Cup, match against near neighbours Keadue Rovers on Sunday in Maghery. Pic.: Gary Foy, League PROGood game played in good conditions and in good spirits scorers were Adam Neely, Donal Rodgers penalty and Ryan Greene, man of match Brendan Brennan for Strand RoversGweedore Celtic 8 Glenree United 1A five goal salvo by Colin Ferry gave the home side a convincing victory over Glenree United. Gweedore opened the scoring on ten minutes when Ferry sent a looping header over the keeper from Brendan Mc Geady’s cross. The lead should have been doubled on twenty minutes but Eamonn Curran drove a spot kick over the bar. The second goal arrived 5 minutes before the break with Colin Ferry again the marksman.Ferry completed his hat-trick on fifty minutes. With the home team well on top now Ferry bagged his fourth on fifty-five minutes. Five minutes later Ferry fed John Walsh to fire home.The best goal arrived on sixty five minutes when Ferry fired into the top corner from the edge of the box. Brendan Mc Geady and Jamie Boyle completed the scoring for Gweedore. Damien Nelis scored a late consolation for Glenree.For Gweedore, Colin Ferry was man of the match well supported by Jamie Boyle and Cathal Campbell. A team performance from Glenree United. Referee: Ronan FloydCranford United 1 Glenea United 3Cranford opened their season with this Brian McCormick Cup game against Glenea in superb conditions at Cranford park. Both teams started cautiously but they game sparked into life when Darren Mc Geever scored from the penalty spot for Glenea on 15 minutes. Cranford’s task was made more difficult when they were reduced to ten men in the 25th minute but almost equalised when Chris Duffy’s corner was headed goalwards by Philip Buchanan and cleared off the line, with the follow up by Martin McBride cleared also despite Cranford claims that one if not both of the efforts had crossed the line. The second half was also very closely contested with Chris Duffy, Brendan Giles and Shaun Mc Elwaine all going close before a free kick for Glenea was scored by Darren Mc Geever to put two between the teams. Good work by Hughie Bradley and Brendan Giles resulted in a Cranford penalty which Buchanan dispatched to put the minimum between the teams with 15 minutes remaining. However the game was put to bed when Donal Coll scored a screamer from 30 yards which was worth the admission fee on its own. Seamus Mc Lauglin, Shaun Gallagher and Chris Duffy best for Cranford with Darren Mc Geever and Joe Coll best for Glenea.Tullyvinney Rovers 1 Deele Harps 1Played in great conditions at the Crossroads it was Tullyvinney who took the game to Deele in the first twenty minutes . It was Tullyvinney who had the first chance when Martin Alexander beat the offside trap but blasted over when it seemed easier to score. Deele came more into the game then without ever really threatened the home side. The second half started and it was end to end stuff but in the sixty fifth minute a through ball played by Denis Mc Bride was latched onto by Adam Gardiner and he was upended in the box by the Deele keeper .Up stepped Anthony Dignam to blast home the penalty. Deele pressed forward in the remaining minutes and they drew level with the last kick of the game when a throw-in from Paul Lynch was not cleared and it fell to James Mc Nulty who blasted home, so in the end a draw was probably a fair result .Best for Deele Shane Gallagher, Paul Martin and Aaron Conroy Best for Tullyvinney Nigel Hegarty, Paul Mc Daid and Adam Gardiner. Referee: Barry HunterLifford Celtic 5 Convoy Arsenal 1On a fine day for football at The Green Brae Convoy started brightest. They had the majority of possession in the opening 10 minutes only for Lifford to take the lead against the run of play when Johnny Robb beat the offside trap to finish neatly. Lifford’s lead didn’t last long as Convoy’s reply was immediate when Brian Harvey equalised from the edge of the box. Johnny Robb struck his and Lifford’s second on the 30 minute mark after good approach play from Cian Patton and Declan Laverty. The second half began similar to the first with Convoy maintaining dominance and pressing but to no avail. Robb grabbed his hat-trick on the hour mark as he cut in from the left following a through ball from Stuart Carlin to finish to the bottom corner. As the game was coming to a close Lifford added on two further goals as Robb grabbed his fourth and Johnny Mahon got on the score sheet to leave the score 5-1 at the final whistle. Best for Lifford were Johnny Robb and Johnny Mahon. Good team performance from Convoy.Curragh Athletic 4 Ballybofey United 0Curragh strolled to an easy victory over neighbours Ballybofey United in the Brian Mc Cormick Cup. Eddie Moore opened the scoring on thirty three minutes when he headed home a rebound from the crossbar. It was two on forty three minutes when Ryan Carlin drilled home. John Mc Laughlin then headed in on seventy six minutes before the same player scored the goal of the match on eighty six minutes. The young Ballybofey side put in a credible performance and although they did not manage an effort on Roy Duffy’s goal they were well served by man of the match, keeper Liam O Meara, Darragh Redmond and PH Bonar. For Curragh it really was a stroll as they continue their preparation for the Premier League campaign. Referee: Mick LaganDrumoghill FC 2 Raphoe Town 2The spoils were deservedly shared in this derby encounter as Drumoghill twice came back to secure a share of the points thanks to a brace from Jason Burke.Raphoe opened the scoring on 22 minutes through a Paddy Gallagher free kick after Emmet Kelly was upended on the edge of box. Gallagher’s strike was firmly hit and although Mc Cready got hands on it, he was unable to prevent it from going into the net.The lead was short-lived though as Drumoghill restored parity 7 minutes later. Jason Gibson and Stephen Davenport combined well to send Jason Burke clear and the striker hammered home from 12 yards to level the scores at the break.The second half opened with both teams having chances but it was Raphoe who took the lead after a mix-up at the back allowed Mark Bogle all the freedom in the world to put Raphoe back into the ascendency on 57 minutes.Drumoghill though lack nothing in character and forced a second equaliser when Burke flicked in at the back post from McIntyre’s 80th minute corner to secure his side a valuable point.Referee: James MalseedCappry Rovers 3 Fintown Harps AFC 1Cappry Rovers defeated Fintown Harps 3-1 in an entertaining game in the Brian Mc Cormick in Cappry Park on Sunday. The home team started the stronger and had some near misses with a few good saves from the Fintown keeper. Kyle Lafferty had a great chance early in the game when he blasted the ball against the bar from close range with the keeper stranded. The opening goal arrived in the thirty seventh minute following a cross from Aaron Kelly, the ball was bundled home from close range by Kyle Lafferty. Dylan Ramsey got Cappry’s second goal in the forty second minute when he shot to the bottom corner of the net.Cappry started this half where they ended the first but it was the visitors who dominated a lot of the play in an attempt to get into the game and they were rewarded in the sixty third minute when they were awarded a penalty following a tackle in the area. The spot kick was scored by Brian Delaney. Good play by the Cappry defence and good saves by Brendan O’ Meara prevented the visitors from equalising. Cappry secured the points in the eighty seventh minute when following a rebound substitute Pete Lafferty, who was also making his debut for the seniors, scored from close range. Alan Patton was best for Cappry. Peter Toner best for Fintown Harps.Eany Celtic 1 Dunkineely Celtic 5A young Eany side faced a strong Dunkineely side in their first home match of the season in the Brian Mc Cormick Cup. The visitors got the perfect start through Andrew Mackey on ten minutes, with Ciaran Kennedy adding a second 6 minutes later. Barry Rose got one back for Eany on the half hour mark and the score remained 1-2 until half time . Eany came out looking for the equaliser from the start of the second half and were caught out by a counterattack from which Colm Mc Nicklaus got the first of his brace. He followed up quickly with his second ten minutes later. Alan Lyons got Dunkineely’s fifth in the 80th minute . Good team performances from both sides.Donegal Town 0 Copany Rovers 4A weakened Donegal Town side travelled to Copany Rovers in a reversed fixture and the home side ran out convincing winners. Playing with the aid of a strong breeze Copany dominated the early stages and took the lead when David Graham finished well at the front post. Copany doubled their lead from the spot when Clarke was brought down inside the area. Graham stepped up to score his second and it stayed that way until half time. Graham completed his hat-trick just after half time when he prodded home from inside the area after good work wide on the left hand side. Declan Brown came closest for Donegal when his header came back of the bar from a Gary Ward corner. Due to an injury Donegal played the majority of the second half with ten men but the win was sealed in stoppage time when Copany added a fourth goal. Best for Copany were Graham and Clarke. Best for Donegal were Farragher and Hegarty.St. Catherines 4 Letterbarrow Celtic 1No Report ReceivedDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSUNDAY 18-8-2013Brian Mc Cormick CupDunlewy Celtic 2 v 3 Arranmore UnitedOrchard FC 4 v 0 Mulroy CelticRathmullan Celtic 1 v 1 Bonagee UnitedMilford United 2 v 2 Glencar CelticRamelton Mariners L v L Whitestrand UnitedStrand Rovers 0 v 3 Keadue RoversGweedore Celtic 8 v 1 Glenree UnitedCranford United 1 v 3 Glenea UnitedTullyvinney Rovers 1 v 1 Deele HarpsLifford Celtic 5 v 1 Convoy ArsenalCurragh Athletic 4 v 0 Ballybofey UnitedDrumoghill FC 2 v 2 Raphoe TownCappry Rovers 3 v1 Fintown Harps AFCEany Celtic 1 v 5 Dunkineely CelticDonegal Town 0 v 4 Copany RoversSt. Catherines 4 v 1 Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESTHURSDAY 22-8-2013 K.O. 7 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick CupBonagee United v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Mulroy Celtic v Rathmullan CelticWhitestrand United v Kilmacrennan CelticGlencar Celtic v Ramelton MarinersGweedore Celtic v Cranford UnitedGweedore United v Glenea UnitedConvoy Arsenal v Castlefin CelticRaphoe Town v Lagan HarpsBallybofey United v Drumoghill F.C.Dunkineely Celtic v Drumbar F.C.Fintown Harps AFC v Eany CelticLetterbarrow Celtic v Erne WanderersCopany Rovers v St. CatherinesSUNDAY 25-8-2013 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick CupArranmore United v Strand Rovers (K.O. 1p.m.)Rathmullan Celtic v Orchard F.C.Kerrykell ’71 F.C. v Mulroy CelticRamelton mariners v Milford UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic v Glencar CelticKeadue Rovers v Dunlewy CelticGlenea United v Glenree UnitedCranford United v Gweedore UnitedLifford Celtic v Tullyvinney RoversCastlefin Celtic v Deele HarpsDrumoghill F.C. v Curragh AthleticLagan Harps v Ballybofey UnitedEany Celtic v Cappry RoversDrumbar F.C. v Fintown Harps AFCSt. Catherines v Donegal TownErne Wanderers v Copany RoversDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, TABLES AND FIXTURES was last modified: August 18th, 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:Donegal Junior Leaguelast_img read more

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PIERCE PURCELL COMPETITION ‘SWINGS’ INTO ACTION AT CRUIT ISLAND THIS WEEKEND

first_imgCruit Island have their course in pristine condition ahead of the latest phase of qualifying in the prestigious Pierce Purcell competition.Organisers have left no stone unturned in their preparations for the event which will see THIRTEEN clubs compete to finish in top FOUR spots. Those clubs that secure a top FOUR place will go on and compete at the Ulster Match-Play stage of the competition.Cruit Island has undoubtedly one of the most scenic backdrops to its course in the whole country and is regarded by many as one the best in the North-West.There’s no better venue for what promises to be a top-class and eagerly contested event.Cruit Island captain Gerard Dickey told Donegal Daily, “Credit must first go to both our green-keepers Donal and Brian for the superb work they’ve put in. “They’ve worked tirelessly to ensure the course is in the best possible condition it can be and that can only be a benefit to all those participating in the event.“We’ve put in place a great menu for participants and it should be a great day out for all involved.“We’re delighted as a club to have the opportunity to host the event and we hope the weather stays good over the weekend.“We wish all teams all the very best and hope they all enjoy the competition.PIERCE PURCELL COMPETITION ‘SWINGS’ INTO ACTION AT CRUIT ISLAND THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 8th, 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:competitionCruit IslandgolfnewsPierce PurcellQualiferSportlast_img read more

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Rangers interested in forwards Deeney and Barrow, reports claim

first_imgQPR are interested in Watford striker Troy Deeney, the Daily Mail say.The 26-year-old, who moved to Vicarage Road in 2010, scored 25 goals last season.Aston Villa’s Netherlands defender Ron Vlaar is again mentioned as a possible signing for Rangers and the Mail also suggest QPR are monitoring Modou Barrow.Gambian forward Barrow, 21, plays for Ostersunds FK in Sweden and is reportedly wanted by Celtic.He is apparently rated at £1.5m and Hull, Swansea and Everton are also said to have watched him.Ferdinand is set to join QPR, who also want Steven Caulker.The Sun reports that R’s boss Harry Redknapp has sealed the signing of Rio Ferdinand.Meanwhile, Fulham are battling with Sunderland to sign United States international Matt Besler, the Daily Mirror reports.The Kansas City defender, 27, is quoted as saying: “Fulham have made an offer and I know that Sunderland put in an offer, or are putting in an offer.“It’s a situation which needs to get resolved. It’s not just my decision. It’s the club’s decision if they want to sell.”The Mail say Olympiacos want to sign Bryan Ruiz on a free transfer from Fulham, who paid in excess of £10m for him two years ago.And there is again speculation that Chelsea could pip Arsenal to the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.Blues boss Jose Mourinho is widely reported to be keen to capture the Germany star, who played under him at Real.See also:QPR interested in Cork and Juventus keen on Taarabt, reports claimFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Warriors 128, Knicks 100: Inside Kevin Durant’s memorable night at MSG

first_imgNEW YORK – The game started with Knicks fans welcoming Kevin Durant with cheers at a reasonable volume. The game ended with Knicks fans cheering for Durant even louder.The reasons went beyond the Knicks’ hopes to sign Durant next summer when he plans to become an unrestricted free agent.After the Warriors showed mostly apathy in a forgettable regular-season game, Durant largely carried the team en route to a 128-100 victory over the Knicks on Friday at Madison Square Garden with a team-high …last_img read more

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