Magic: First road game of the season at Philadelphia on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was the Hornets’ 12th straight win over the Magic.“I’m not on the court thinking we want to keep running the streak up against Orlando, that’s just not the case,” Walker said. “The whole object is to win. I just want to play well and do what I need to do to win the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTS Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNicolas Batum and Miles Bridges had 15 points apiece and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 12 for the Hornets, who won for first time this season. Charlotte limited the Magic to just 33.3 percent shooting and 54 points in the first three periods.Terrence Ross came off the bench to lead the Magic with 14 points. Nikola Vucevic and Evan Fournier had 12 points apiece for Orlando, which trailed by 20 at halftime and never got closer than 15 points in the second half. 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 “To be consistent, you’ve got to have a way to play and play that way every night and that wasn’t at all the case,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “At halftime, I thought we had a great chance to win the game. Twenty is not a big number in this league, but then Kemba got going in the third and that was it.”Walker helped Charlotte overcome a dreadful first half of offense by hitting a pair of 3-pointers and assisting Marvin Williams on two more 3-pointers at the start of the third period as the Hornets pushed their lead to as many as 31 points in the third quarter.The subs for both sides took over at that point, but nothing changed.The first half was forgettable for both teams. Each struggled to make shots and that poor shooting was magnified by 18 turnovers between them.Orlando was slightly worse in both areas with 28.6% shooting and 12 turnovers that allowed Charlotte to build a 51-31 lead by halftime. Walker, who was scoreless in the first quarter, had 14 points in the second, and led an 18-5 run by the Hornets in the final six minutes of the half.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker (15) talks with head coach James Borrego while waiting for a teammate to shoot a free throw against the Orlando Magic during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida— The Charlotte Hornets have owned the Orlando Magic the last three seasons and nobody is more responsible than Kemba Walker.Walker missed his first five shots, didn’t score until midway through the second period and finished with 26 points as Charlotte beat Orlando 120-88 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal UEFA fines Manchester United, warns Mourinho for bad timekeeping Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil TIP-INSHORNETS: Charlotte has won 14 of its last 15 games against the Magic. … The Hornets shot just 30.4 percent and committed four turnovers in the first period and still led 22-10.MAGIC: C Nikola Vucevic, who didn’t have a block in the season opener, had four against Charlotte. … SG Evan Fournier was shot 0 for 7 in the first half. … Orlando missed its first 10 3-point attempts and was 6 for 31 (19.4 percent) for the game.SLOW DOWN FOLKSOne game into the season, Magic coach Steve Clifford already is hearing questions about when first-round pick Mohamed Bamba is going to replace seven-year veteran Nikola Vucevic in the starting lineup. “I don’t know why we would even have a conversation like that,” Clifford said. “Mo is going to be out there playing quality minutes, but he’s not ready physically to play starters’ minutes.“Plus, Nik is like a top 10 or 12 starting center in this league. He might be our best offensive player. We get shots strictly by the space he creates on the floor.”LOOKING BACKHornets coach James Borrego’s first NBA coaching gig was in Orlando, where he replaced Jacque Vaughn in the middle of 2014-15 season. Borrego went 6-6 in his first 12 games as the interim coach, but just 4-14 the rest of the way for a 10-20 record. “I think it laid the foundation for me to be standing here today,” Borrego said. “Being thrown into the fire, not knowing what to expect, you’ve just got to go for it. It gave me the confidence that yeah, you’re ready for this.”UP NEXTHornets: At Miami on Saturday night. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ
The shock that greeted news of the sudden death of Zoegar Jaynes remains ever present. It is therefore with great sadness I do this reflection in remembrance of a professional colleague, a former workmate, a church brother, and a family friend – one of my kid’s “god parents,” who is said to have died of diabetes.I was barely fifteen minutes in bed when my phone rang in the morning hours of November 14, 2014 at about 3:00 AM. It was Baindu Ken a former colleague at Radio Veritas, where we had the privileged of sharing the microphone with Zeogar. Baindu said: “Quaqua, it na happen again ooo.” Then I said, what’s that? She said “Zoegar died; Zoegar is dead ooo,” in a shaky, but subdued tone. Then I said what! She said “yes, but it’s not ebola, he died of sugar.” Sugar!I was in some sort of seizure momentarily. When we hung up, I dialed Ledgerhood Rennie’s number. He was not immediately available. Then I tried Hassan Kaiwu’s line and he corroborated the death news. Ledge returned my call later and confirmed the news; he had been on the line with his wife in the States about the incident when I called, indicating to me that they had some family connections. From that point on, my phone would ring for the rest of the morning, the first time I received as many calls since I left the leadership of the Press Union of Liberia about a year ago.My wife and I, together with our kid visited the home of the late Zoegar to sympathize with his widow that evening. The place was so jammed. We did not have the time to talk so it was not possible to get any additional details about the cause of death aside from the general information that was in circulation.On Saturday morning, the 15th instant of November, I visited one of the Doctors who ran into Zoegar as he was apparently already tussling with death. When I got the doctor’s account of the painful passing of Zoegar then I concluded that Baindu’s assertion was wrong, ‘It was Ebola.’Oh yes, Zoegar may not have literally died of the ebola virus, but come with me. Zoegar’s condition became serious on Thursday, 13 November. At about 11:00 am, he was taken to the Hope for Women International Clinic on the AB Tolbert Road in Paynesville [not far from where he lived] but refused, or should I say rejected? He was then driven to the SOS Clinic on the Tubman Boulevard opposite what used to be the Sophie Ice Crime Shop. He was rejected. He was moved to the SDA Cooper Hospital on 12th Street. At the SDA, he was let to feel the anguish of death. The suffering man spent nearly an hour waiting at the hates of the hospital while doctors were holding discussions and investigating his history to determine whether or not to admit him. When the Hospital finally decided they would receive him just for a “short stay” after the long wait, the lab did not have the equipment to run a test. So I am told the doctor on call administered what was said to be “clear drip” hopefully to get him stabilized somehow as he was visibly dehydrated. But the attention he received at the SDA was only made possible after calls were made for intervention by other doctors who would plea with their colleagues to please see Zoegar. What a hopeless situation!Meanwhile, Zoegar’s journey was to end at the place he was first rejected – The Hope for Women International. Yes… he was driven around 6:00 pm back to Paynesville because another doctor who is a church brother/deacon had called Dr. Jallah, owner of the Hope for Women Clinic. It was at this point that the respected doctor made the u-turned to allow Zoegar in her walls. Zoegar was tested. And the report suggests that his sugar had rocketed to as high as over 600 more than 500%. Needless to tell you that it was too late to revive Zoegar; he passed off not too long afterwards. It was few minutes after mid night when news of his death started spreading like bush fire. In a nutshell, this is the narrative surrounding the death of our friend, who could have been alive today maybe, but for ebola. Nine months after the outbreak of the virus, the fear of ebola continues to have a toll on our people. Our health practitioners, like the political leaders, are still panicking over decisions to deal with ebola and the attending effects. How many more of our loved ones will expire before we muster the courage to stand up to this disease, howbeit in its diminishing state?Am I talking to someone here? No! I am actually talking about our health care delivery system that should respond to our medical needs. Nine months into the ebola fight, our hospitals are still lacking in confidence about seeing sick people. Maybe we all [who feel sick] should first run to the ebola treatment centers to get tested before proceeding to a regular health facility. No disrespect for our health authorities, but I think we need to fight this ebola disease SMART.I don’t stay understand why we continue to build treatment centers outside medical facilities when they will not be there in the long term. And these constructions are taking place at a time our government and partners are reporting a ‘significant decline’ in cases across the country. Paynesville alone has three ETUs now.Our government has since conceded the poor state of the country’s health system. I thought it would make good sense then, to begin the rebuilding process by setting up ebola and infectious disease control and treatment units in our hospitals – JFK, Redemption, Catholic, Jackson Doe, Phebe, etc. We might end up wasting resources on these ETUs, and more importantly, more human resources if we do not fight SMART. See how we lost Zoegar and the very many who died indirectly of ebola that we are not aware of. So painful! The adage “the good die young’ is made true in the loss of my dear friend and colleague Zoegar Jaynes. I met Zoegar at the Liberia Broadcasting System in 1996, where I did my second internship, having served briefly with the Democrat Newspaper. I am not sure when he arrived, but we were both among a few new comers who were considered trainees. He was nonetheless my senior by the perking order. By then Rufina Darpoh was News Director while Chesty Gbongon was Editor-In-Chief.The April 6, 1996 Street war in Monrovia disrupted the growth of some of the new folks, but it was to be my blessing in disguise. Due to severity of the crisis and the risk it posed to reporters reporting to work from across the city, the Management of LBS chose a skeleton staff. Zoegar happened to have been on the team. As an intern, I was not officially chosen, but my proximity to the station [in the Ducor at the time] forced me on the team. It was a great opportunity for me to showcase. Going forward, we spent six years at LBS doing stuff together in the newsroom and on the commentary team before I resigned. I joined the Radio Varitas family where he later followed. I joined him on the leadership of the Press Union of Liberia. While he was entering his second term as Financial Secretary, I was being voted as the Assistant Secretary-General. Important still, he remained a loyal member of the Union until his passing – whether he was playing on the PUL football team or organizing events. A willing comrade indee!He was dutiful and straight forward. He could use the volume of this voice to hammer his points. If you were meeting him for the first time you would easily get intimidated.Of course this tribute will be incomplete if I do not say a word about Zoegar, the servant of God. I have reference to our fellowship with the Providence Baptist Church. I joined the Church in the early 90s upon my return from refugee live in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He was already an active member when I arrived. I do not know much about his early days, but he sang in the choir and grew in the Royal Ambassador program [an all boy teaching fellowship]. I joined the evangelism team, taught in Sunday school, became Youth President and Communications Director. I had the honor to have Zoegar work with me on the Church publication and radio ministry. By this time Zoegar was in the Men’s Department [now Men’s Ministry] where he later became President/Director until his death. He did not only lead the Men’s Ministry, he revived and rebranded it. Perhaps his highest religious service saw him become a Deacon. I can safely say he was an accomplished servant par excellence in his life time.My profound condolences to Tina, his widow, and his three children; may the Lord order your steps. May the Lord restore your joy. Yes, Zoegar is truly dead and we cannot fly in the face that reality. Whether he died of the ebola virus or the ‘exponential’ effects of ebola, we are now missing Zoegar and will forever. May his death reinforce our collective will in ending ebola in our country and sub-region; may God trouble our governments to begin investing in restoring our health system even while we fight ebola. And now therefore may the Good Lord receive your soul and all the other fellows and comrades who predeceased you, including our compatriots who are without graves, our health workers who passed fighting ebola and those who died of curable diseases because of the fear of ebola.Goodbye Zoegar!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Residents along the main road leading from Fendall through Bentol city to Crozierville stood agape late Saturday morning when a fleet of vehicles, the longest some of these people have seen in their lives, passed through their areas and finally landed at the Reeves Memorial United Methodist Church in the latter town.With these vehicles pouring into the township of Crozierville, it was becoming evident that the township might just be hosting its largest crowd in years. The church was at its capacity with two canopies erected in the church’s compound where the events inside the church edifice were screened. Indeed, Liberians in their numbers (many from the governmental circle) paid their last respects to Eupheme Geraldine Cooper Weeks, a woman of substance whose exemplary life was highlighted in earlier editions of the Daily Observer and other newspapers. She died in her 90th year. Even a host of birds, hovering above their nests in the trees near the church bell, sang endless melodies until she was interred. Such congregation of man and nature is truly rare; perhaps as rare as Mrs. Eupheme Geraldine Cooper Weeks herself, whose many years of exemplary service to the UMC could not possibly be contained in the all the tributes that had been paid her so far.Rev. Jervis Witherspoon, who gave the funeral discourse, described her as a virtuous woman. “Pheme,” as she was affectionately called, “was very modest in her ways,” he said. He spoke from Proverbs 31:10, 28. The first verse asks the noble question, “a virtuous wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” He further elaborated on the characteristics that such a worthy woman possesses. And because of these, he said, the second verse indicates how such a woman is praised by her children and her husband.Also elaborating from Proverbs 31:30, which states, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD she shall be praised;” the preacher noted that the kind of beauty that lasts is the beauty that reflects an inward heart of submission and a love for God and His people.He said death is a natural process, the result of the fall of mankind, but noted that “Pheme had wisdom, was gentle and submitted herself to the will of God.”He said Pheme was a blessed woman because though the Bible predicts three scores and ten as the lifespan of an individual, with another ten years if the person is blessed by God, Pheme was fortunate to have gone four scores and ten. She was married to the illustrious UL President Rocheforte Weeks, who was responsible for the tertiary education of thousands of students. His wife supported him in all this, and made sure that he was prepared each day for work. Rev. Witherspoon also spoke about how Pheme meticulously and sacrificially took care of her children’s primary and secondary education. By this she had laid their academic and professional foundations, which successes are clearly seen in the current administration, where most of them hold top positions. “It is no secret that the Weeks’ and the McClains are the most influential families of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration,” he said. “We pray that all Liberian mothers will follow Mrs. Pheme Weeks’ sterling example by attaching importance to education of their children,” the preacher said. Meanwhile, Pheme is survived by eight biological children, and a host of other children. Her children include Angelique Eupheme Weeks, a lawyer like her father, Chair of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA); and Milton Weeks, the second youngest son, is Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia. Ophelia Inez (Fifi,) the first sister, who earned a Ph.D in Neurology and became full professor at Florida International University, and is now Vice President of Science and Technology at the University of Liberia. Fifi was only seven whenPresident W.V.S. Tubman appointed her father, Rocheforte Sr., as UL President at the young age of 35. The eldest of the Weeks children, Rocheforte Jr., from the 1970s and 1980s ran a highly successful electrical company, importing and distributing electrical equipment and supplies. This viable business was, however, destroyed during the war.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The North Peace Secondary’s Senior Girls and Senior Boys basketball teams both achieved big successes at a tournament in Grande Prairie last weekend.The Sr. Boys team finished 3rd in the tournament. Lucas Ziebart received the All-Star award. The Sr. Girls ended up winning the Consolation final. Britney Peters received the All-Star award.Both the Jr. Boys and Jr. Girls were also in action last weekend, competing in a tournament at Bert Bowes Middle School. The Jr. Boys repeated the Seniors’ feat and finished 3rd at the tournament. The Jr. Girls meanwhile made it to the tournament final at against the host team. Unfortunately the Girls’ game needed to be postponed due to a power outage. The two teams will play the final match some time this week.- Advertisement –
Ramirez was cheerful and polite. He smiled, signed autographs and waved to fans. Bonds to sit Barry Bonds will not play in San Francisco’s Cactus League opener Thursday against the Cubs. Diamondbacks left-hander Randy Johnson felt a little sore after throwing off the mound Monday but said it was “the residual effects from the first time out.” Oft-injured Cubs pitcher Mark Prior was pushed up to start next Monday in a spring training game against the Mariners. “Well, we’ve got everybody here now. That’s good. I’m more concerned about the 120 RBIs,” manager Terry Francona said. “I can hammer a guy. I can do whatever I want. I know what my job is. “My job is to win games, not to point (out) every flaw in everybody’s personality.” Yankees right fielder Bobby Abreu is expected to miss at least two weeks after straining his right oblique during batting practice Monday. Smoltz to open To the surprise of no one, Braves manager Bobby Cox aligned his spring training rotation to ensure that John Smoltz would be ready to pitch the April 2 opener at Philadelphia. “We could always switch things around, but it looks that way,” Cox said Monday. Union may advise The players’ association will offer advice but said it’s the choice of each individual whether to cooperate with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell’s investigation into steroids use. “We haven’t made any comment about the Mitchell investigation specifically,” union head Donald Fehr said Monday. “What you should expect, however, is that any time any player has an issue with that or something arises, then we will give them whatever our best advice is under the circumstances, and then players make their individual decisions.” All’s swell Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and third baseman Scott Rolen both agree the rift that began during the 2006 postseason is over. The two shook hands last week outside La Russa’s office at the St. Louis Cardinals’ spring training complex. The two had not spoken since the disagreement began. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Manny Ramirez reported to Boston Red Sox camp Monday either late or early, depending on who’s timing him. Ramirez drove up in a large, gray sedan with tinted windows four days after the team staged its first full-squad workout but three days before the date the Red Sox gave him permission to arrive because his mother had a health problem.
The 99 condominiums will range from 3,100-3,700 square feet, said Nancy Fong, Diamond Bar’s community development director. Four parcels totaling nearly 35 acres were sold to JCCL-South Pointe West LLC by the Walnut Valley Unified School District, which owns the majority of land around the school. In approving the development, the council also approved a zone change and General Plan amendment that allowed for 99 units to be built, compared to one home built per parcel, Fong said. The South Pointe Middle School site is where a public park was to have been built. Having no park has been a “bone of contention for a number of years,” said Councilwoman Carol Herrera. Mayor Steve Tye said the benefits of the project include a long-promised, 4-acre public park and $1.5 million that will go toward easing traffic congestion on local streets. DIAMOND BAR – The City Council has approved a 99-unit residential development that will include a public park and open space near South Pointe Middle School. The Diamond Bar council’s decision earlier this month came after planning commission meetings, lengthy public comment at Council meetings that began in December, and a revised traffic study. Morning Sun Avenue, one of two roads into the development, will be for entrance-only after concerns were raised from Rowland Heights residents of increased traffic, according to the study. Morning Sun Avenue is located in unincorporated Los Angeles County. The development would be located across the street from South Pointe Middle School on Larkstone Drive, east of Morning Sun Avenue and and west of Brea Canyon Road. “The improvements could include lane widening or synchronizing traffic signals,” Tye said. Housing development within the city limits is difficult, Tye said, because the city is landlocked. The South Pointe development – city officials say it could be completed in 2009 – is the latest housing project approved by the Council. Nearly 190 homes above the Target Center on Golden Springs Drive and Grand Avenue are nearly completed. The Council has also reviewed two potential developments – the development and replacement of the county-owned Diamond Bar Golf Course and the residential project proposed by Aera Energy to build 2,800 homes on 1,940 county acres. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Simon Mac Giolla Easpaig from Gaoth Dobhair and team mate Peadar Ó Lamhna from Monaghan, both law students at University College, Dublin, were runners up at Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh Gael Linn held in the Four Courts, Dublin, on Friday, November 9 last.Celebrating fifteen years since it’s inception, this annual Irish language moot court, is held in memory of the late Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, former President and Chief Justice of Ireland. The competition gives third level law students an opportunity to display their advocacy skills in an authentic courtroom setting before practicing judges of the Supreme and High Courts. Participants either defend or prosecute in an appeal against a court judgement.Teams may have between one to four members, and it is not necessary for those members to be attending the same third level college.Competing in Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh once again were teams from University College, Cork , Trinity College, Dublin, University College, Dublin and the Law Society of Ireland.Preliminary rounds of a high standard were held in the Kings Inns on Friday morning last , 9 November, where all teams had to prepare and plead both sides of the case. Oral submissions for the appellant and the respondent were restricted to twenty five minutes, with three minutes allowed for rebuttal by both sides.The final was held that evening in the Four Courts, presided over by Supreme Court Judge, Adrian Hardiman who were assisted in the adjudication by High Court Judges, The Honourable Roderick Murphy and the The Honourable Mary Laffoy. Oral submissions were judged under the following criteria : courtesy; logical and well constructed presentation; brevity; comprehensiveness; fluency; correct use of statues, cases and precedents; ability to answer Judges’ questions; ability to deal with the other side’s arguments and lastly, effective use of time given to rebuttal/response to rebuttal. All the aspiring young barristers were praised for their skills of persuasion, with the main award going to the UCC team, representing the appellant. The delighted winners, Gearóidín Ní Fhíobhuí and Audrey Ní Loingsigh, received a cheque for €600 along with the Gael Linn Perpetual Trophy, while the runners-up from UCD, Peadar Ó Lamhna and Simon Mac Giolla Easpaig, received a cheque for €300.Presenting the prizes, Gael Linn CEO Antoine Ó Coileáin said ‘Gael Linn is pleased that Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh is proving so popular with law students.As a result of the official status of Irish both at home and in the EU, career opportunities for lawyers with high competence in Irish have never been better. Testament to the status of Irish in the courts is the fact that three senior judges are adjudicating at Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh this year’DONEGAL LAW STUDENT WINS IRISH LANGUAGE AWARD was last modified: November 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
The Finn Valley Horse and Pony Racing will take place this Sunday, July 1st.Racing will start at 2.30 sharp at Russels field adjacent to the Finn Valley Show in Killygordan. The following are the seven races on the card.Race 1 – 1 Mile openRace 2 – 1 1/2 Mile openRace 3 – 153cm 1 Mile Race 4 – Local PonyRace 5 – 2 Mile 0penRace 6 – 1 1/4 Mile OpenRace 7 – Maiden 2 mileOrganisers are looking forward to a great family day out with refreshments and bookmakers on the course. GET IN THE SADDLE FOR THE FINN VALLEY RACES THIS SUNDAY! was last modified: June 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FINN VALLEY RACES
DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS Action from the Watson Hire Division One match between Castlefin Celtic and Cappry Rovers in the Donegal Junior League. Pic.: Gary Foy, Leaue PROSUNDAY 30-03-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Kilmacrennan Celtic 0 Lifford Celtic 1This game was reversed to Greenbrae Park Lifford as both teams went in search of three points at opposite ends of the table. The first half was a fairly even affair with few chances. Marcus McDonald came closest to scoring for Lifford following an Alan Gethins corner. Kilmacrennan started the second half brightest without causing Lee White any major trouble in the Lifford goal. The game finally sparked into life as Ross Porter rattled the Kilmacrennan crossbar on the hour mark. The only goal of the game arrived after a Kevin Mc Brearty run and shot brought a fine save from the Kilmacrennan netminder only for Mark Neeson to finish the rebound to an empty net with 20 minutes left on the clock. For the remainder of the game Kilmacrennan pushed for an equaliser with Lifford countering, Alan Gethins had the final effort of the match with a fine volley from 20 yards only for the keeper to make a fine save. Battling performances from both teamsDonegal Town 3 Cranford United 2A late penalty from Conor Mc Monagle resulted in Donegal Town coming out on top in a crucial relegation battle at the foot of the table. Donegal started much the brighter and dominated the first half for long periods. Benny Byrne was a constant thorn in the side of the Cranford defenders and caused lots of problems early on. The opening goal came when Raymond Mc Groary’s free kick eluded everyone and slipped in at the back post midway through the first half. Donegal increased their lead on the hour mark when Benny Byrne brushed aside the Cranford centre half to power the ball home at the near post. Cranford battled hard and got back into it when Philip Buchannan flicked the ball home from a set piece. Buchannan then brought Cranford level with five minutes to go, finishing from twelve yards having earned the penalty himself. Donegal threw everything forward in search of a winner in the late stages and when Benny Byrne was pulled down inside the area Mc Monagle was on hand to clinch a vital three points for the Town. Good team performances from both sides. Referee: Liam FarrenSt. Catherines 2 Gweedore Celtic 2St Catherines played their final home game of the league campaign against Gweedore Celtic on a fine Spring day. The home side started the brighter and on thirty minutes Jason Noctor scored a header at the back post following a deep cross from the left. Both teams battled hard in the midfield area with some hearty tackles and tussles throughout the game.The second half saw The Saints start the well again and Barry Cannon made it two-nil when his shot from twenty yards found the top corner. Gweedore didn’t lie down and kept the pressure on the home side and on seventy five minutes Damien O’ Sullivan’s header found the net from a cross. The Saints had a claim for a goal waved away on eighty minutes, this spurred on Gweedore and they got the equaliser on eighty five minutes after a lapse of concentration, Damien O’ Sullivan on the mark again. Team performance both sides. Referee: Joe Mc HughRathmullan Celtic 4 Milford United 2 Rathmullan emerged with a deserved three points from the big local derby with Milford at the Flagpole. The Hoops hit the front thanks to an early goal from Kieran Gorman but this was soon cancelled out when referee Mick Lagan awarded the visitors a penalty.With a strong home crowd behind them the Hoops rallied in the second period and goals from Eamonn Sheridan, the immense Paddy Sheridan and talisman Dara Patton were enough to secure the win despite sub Peter Doherty’s goal for the Swans. The victory keeps Rathmullan at the top of the Premier Division with just two games left to play with Lifford still hot on their heels following their 1-0 win over Kilmacrennan.Watson Hire Division OneGweedore United 3 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0 This game played in glorious conditions in Carrickboyle saw the home side claim the three points thanks to an excellent team performance and a hat-trick from Ciaran Mc Fadden. The game began with both sides going at each other however the home side broke the deadlock in the 5th minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden, who got the ball on the halfway, rounded two defenders and finished well past Mark Mc Conigley. Both sides gave very little away until the 28th minute when Kerrykeel were awarded a penalty. The resulting spot kick taken by Niall Doherty was excellently saved by Liam Mc Fadden who was excellent on the day. The game remained 1-0 until half time. In the second half the visitors started the brightest and went in search of their equaliser with good chances falling to Mark Friel and Colin Mc Conigley however Mc Fadden in the United nets saved well on each occasion. The home side had their own chances through Michael Connolly and Darren Ferry. The home side extended their lead in the 62nd minute when Darren Ferry’s excellent pass found Ciaran Mc Fadden who slotted past the oncoming Mc Conigley to make it 2-0. Kerrykeel were unlucky on a number of occasions when Mark “Sparky” Friel and Paddy Mc Granaghan could have pulled one back but it just wasn’t their day. United ensured the points in the 77th minute when Francis Gallagher did well on the right wing and his excellent cross was well finished by Ciaran Mc Fadden to get his hatrick and United’s third on the day. Good team performances by both sides on the day with the home side edging the match helped by their in-form striker Ciaran Mc Fadden. Referee: Paddy MelaughCastlefin Celtic 3 Cappry Rovers 3With both teams looking for all three points this was always going to be an entertaining game. After five minutes JP Malley chipped the visiting keeper after been set up by Damien Mc Anenny. Castlefin doubled the lead through Matthew O’ Rourke with an excellent strike from outside the box straight into the roof of the net. Castlefin created numerous other chances but were unable to extend their advantage. Cappry started to get into the game before half time as Aaron Kelly caused some trouble of the Castlefin defence with his dangerous crosses into the box. Cappry pulled one back straight after the restart as Darren O’Leary made no mistake from the penalty spot after a hand ball in the home box. Cappry did most of the pressing in the second half they found an equaliser on 60th minute when Kevin Mc Glynn found himself free at the back post to tap the ball into the net. Castlefin regained the lead on 65 minutes when PJ McMenamin found Matthew O’Rourke and O’Rourke then found Malley in the box and he made no mistake from close range. With five minutes remaining Cappry found another equaliser as a corner caused a scramble in a packed Castlefin box and Stephen McDermott made it three each. Both teams could have took all three points in the closing stages but had to settle with a share of the points. Referee: Marty Quinn. Best for Castlefin: Kieran Brennan. Best for Cappry: Kevin Mc Glynn.CT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 Ballybofey United 0Raphoe welcomed Ballybofey to the Deele College grounds on what was a fine day for football. This was a game the town had to win to keep their play-off hopes alive. Raphoe started well and played some fine passing football but were just lacking in the final third. The two Bogles were getting forward at every opportunity and kept the Ballybofey defenders on their toes. The breakthrough came just before half time when some great play from Jamie Gallagher on the wing took him around the defender and he found Stephen Craig who finished well. Raphoe kept the pressure on in the second half and had some great chances to get a second through Gallagher, Craig and Mc Brearty but credit to a very young Ballybofey team who kept going and had a few half chances through Kelly and Gregg. Raphoe got their second from the penalty spot when Paddy Gallagher scored. Paddy got the third when he scored from 30 yards. Good result for Raphoe with a fine team performance. Good team effort from a young Ballybofey outfit. Referee: Kevin LogueConvoy Arsenal 1 Drumbar F.C. 0It was a sunny spring Sunday afternoon and Convoy started off the brightest at Orchard Park. They maintained possession well but the final ball proved difficult on many occasions. On 25 minutes Ryan Carlin managed to get a shot off but found Drumbar’s keeper in fine form.Drumbar settled after this and the game was an even cagey affair for the remainder of the half. Convoy started the second half with an offensive attitude and Carlin was denied once again when the keeper came out on top of their one on one battle. Their persistence however was rewarded on 70 minutes when James Kee knocked down to Jason Toner who in turn teed it up for a terrific strike from John A. Kee which rifled into the roof of the net from 18yards. Following this Convoy pushed on in search of a second but Drumbar held firm. Overall an important three points for Convoy. Best for Drumbar: Darragh Doogan. Best for Convoy: Team Effort. Referee: Paddy MartinSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlenea United Reserves 4 St. Catherines Reserves 0Glenea Reserves continued their unbeaten run with this well earned victory over St. Catherines. The home side started well and took the lead on 5 minutes when Dean Gallagher headed home a corner. Glenea quickly extended their lead when Padraig McGee converted from the penalty spot after a handball. The home side continued to dominate the game and their pressure finally paid off after 35 minutes when Eamonn McHugh got onto a through ball, beat last defender and fired home for the 3rd goal. In the 2nd half St. Catherines tried hard to get back into the game and came close to pulling a goal back only to be let down by some wayward finishing. As the half progressed the home side started to get on top again and on 65 minutes got their 4th goal when Eamonn McHugh was on hand to slot the ball home after it broke to him in the box. Glenea had a couple of chances to increase their lead but were denied by some good goalkeeping from the visiting keeper. Best for Glenea were Michael Mc Clafferty and Eamonn McHugh, while it was a team effort from St. Catherines. Referee: Martin Coll.Orchard F.C. 4 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1Orchard started this game well and took the lead after 15 minutes when Chucky Sweeney stole the ball from the defender and raced in on goal and finished well from six yards. Orchard doubled their lead two minutes later. A great through ball from “Red” found Niall Bonner who finished the move off well. Castlefin pushed hard and had a few chances before half time but a well marshalled defence kept them out. Orchard started the second half in the same fashion as the first. Chucky Sweeney should have made it three only the keeper saved well. The game’s third goal came on 65 minutes when Niall Bonner hit a good volley from 12 yards and the keeper got a hand on it but couldn’t keep it out. Castlefin pulled a goal back shortly after this when there was a mix up in the Orchard defence and the Castlefin striker got in and finished from three yards. Orchard got their fourth on 85 minutes. A good ball from “Eddy” found Luke Friel who raced through and finished well from 5 yards. Best for Orchard were Andrew Doherty and Niall Bonner. God team effort by Castlefin.Mulroy Celtic 1 Glencar Celtic 2Two teams at different ends of the table played out a very entertaining encounter. Glencar fresh of an eight one victory last week picked up where they left off and pinned the home side back from the first whistle. They took the lead when the clinical Pajo Rafferty broke clear after a mistake in the home defence and cooly slotted home. They had a chance to double their lead ten minutes later when they won a penalty, Rafferty stepped up and brought an excellent save from Jerome Doherty in the Mulroy goal. Mulroy threatened on occasions and were unlucky not to equalise when a free kick found a spare man but the header drifted wide. With half time approaching Glencar made it two nil when a shot from the edge of the box sneaked into the bottom corner, Shane Hilly with the goal. Mulroy took to the field for the second half with a brisk breeze at their back and put Glencar under pressure. They pulled a goal back from a free kick twenty five yards out, Eamon Sweeney with a superb curling effort into the top corner. The home side with their tails up had chances to draw level, the best dropping to Paul Martin one on one but his shot flashed wide. At times the away side showed why they’re are closing in on the title with passing that was a joy to watch creating chances in the process. Good team performance from home side, Sully and Ray Quinn impressed for Glencar.Fintown Harps AFC 1 Erne Wanderers 5Amid cold conditions it was Erne Wanderers who opened the scoring when David Dolan scored in the first minute. In the 15th minute Erne’s Michael Ward furthered their lead when he made no mistake in front of the goal. Michael Ward then scored from a rebound of a free kick with 5 minutes left in the first half. Fintown tried hard to get a score on the board but all to no avail.The second half started better for the Harps when Shan Mc Millian took on the Ballyshannon defence and slotted into the back of the net. Micheal Ward then put two further goals into the Fintown net in the space of 10 minutes. The game finished 5-1 to Erne Wanderers. Team performance by both. Referee: Martin Mc ElhinneyGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United 2 Glenree United Reserves 2A draw was a fair result from this match on the Island. The first half ended scoreless as Glenree defended into a stiff breeze and dealt well with Arranmore’s best efforts. Glenree started the second half in blistering fashion when Damien Nelis finished brilliantly from 20 yards on 48 minutes. The lead was short lived however as the home side struck back on 52 minutes when Ruan Reynolds knocked home from 4 yards following good work from Declan Proctor, Arranmore took the lead on 56minutes when Benny Mc Garvey struck an unstoppable free kick from 30yards into the top corner, The home side had chances to finish the game off but did not take them. Glenree made them pay for this and deservedly got an equaliser on 80 minutes when John Mc Clafferty powered home a header from a corner. Both sides pushed hard for the winner but it finished all square. Fair result all round. Good team performances. Referee: Marty Quinn.Curragh Athletic Reserves 1 Gweedore United Reserves 2Curragh started well and should have opened the scoring when a Bernard Lafferty corner was nearly converted by Shea Hannigan. Gary Heaney kept constant pressure on the Gweedore backline but the defence stood strong. Martin Doohan scored a 30th minute penalty for Gweedore to give them the lead. They went further in front when Shaun Paul Mc Mahon scored in the 55th minute for Gweedore. Curragh started to press more and were awarded a penalty in the 60th minute. Justin Mc bride cooly converted the spot kick. Curragh then had good chances fall to Shane Elliott and Gary Heaney only for the keeper to save well. Best for Curragh was Shaun Maxwell. Team effort from Gweedore. Referee: Andrew Mullin.Donegal Town Reserves 1 Tullyvinney Rovers 0Donegal Town welcomed Tullyvinney Rovers to the Hospital Field on Saturday. This was a very keenly contested match. Donegal had chances through a glancing header from Ted Bustard and shots from Joe Mc Intyre and James Feighney but found the Tullyvinney keeper in excellent form. Tullyvinney to their credit put Donegal under sustained pressure until half time and had shots from Renato. Donegal net minder James Mc Daid was in sparkling form making three vital saves. Donegal kept the pressure on in the second half and their hard work paid off when James Feighney beat the off side trap and he finished cooly under the body of the Tullyvinney keeper. Donegal pressed on from this and Chris Hegarty went on a surging run and found himself one and one against the Tullyvinney keeper who made an excellent save. Donegal welcomed back Daniel Mc Hugh after a lengthy lay off. Best for Donegal were Chris Hegarty, Joe Mc Intyre, James Feighney and Daniel Mc Hugh. Team performance from Tullyvinney.Milford United Reserves 2 Keadue Rovers Reserves 1Milford came out on top in a closely contested match at Moyle View. Milford had the better of the opening twenty minutes but we’re unable to test the keeper with some great defending from Keadue. Milford took the lead on thirty minutes through Ciran Blaney after good work by JJ Fleming. The second half began at a frantic pace with Keadue pushing forward and Milford trying to hit them on the break. Keadue got a deserved equaliser on sixty minutes when they scored from a free header from a corner. The game was end to end for the last 20 minutes with the winner coming in the eighty fifth minute when Brendan McGinley got on the end of a Johnny Sweeney corner. Good game of football from both sides.RESULTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlenea United Reserves 4 v 0 St. Catherines ReservesOrchard F.C. 4 v 1 Castlefin Celtic ReservesMulroy Celtic 1 v 2 Glencar CelticFintown Harps AFC 1 v 5 Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United 2 v 2 Glenree United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 2 Gweedore United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 1 v 0 Tullyvinney RoversMilford United Reserves 2 v 1 Keadue Rovers ReservesSUNDAY 30-03-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 0 v 1 Lifford CelticDonegal Town 3 v 2 Cranford UnitedSt. Catherines 2 v 2 Gweedore CelticRathmullan Celtic 4 v 2 Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneGweedore United 3 v 0 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Castlefin Celtic 3 v 3 Cappry RoversCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 3 v 0 Ballybofey UnitedConvoy Arsenal 1 v 0 Drumbar F.C.WEDNESDAY 02-04-2014 K.O. 6.45 p.m.Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers v Bonagee UnitedSATURDAY 05-04-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC v Mulroy CelticCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Ramelton MarinersSt. Catherines Reserves v Glencar CelticOrchard F.C. v Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Tullyvinney Rovers v Glenree United ReservesCranford United Reserves v Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAY 06-04-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Ulster Junior CupClonmany Shamrocks v Gweedore CelticBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic v St. CatherinesKilmacrennan Celtic v Rathmullan CelticWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers v Drumoghill F.C.Cappry Rovers v Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town v Deele HarpsWEDNESDAY 09-04-2014 K.O. 6.45 p.m.Watson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers v Castlefin CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 30th, 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 League
Donegal’s first born baby of 2018 is the daughter of a man who was a New Year baby 31 years ago!Chantelle Gibson, the daughter of Raymond Gibson and Maria Boyle, was born at 1.25am on Monday, weighing 6lb 6oz.Chantelle’s dad Raymond was born on January 1, 1987. “It was such a lovely way for us to start the new year,” proud dad Raymond said.Chantelle was one of two baby girls born at Letterkenny University Hospital on New Years Day.At 2.05am, Pamela Ewing from Ballybofey gave birth to Freya, who weighed 6lb 12 oz. Donegal’s first baby of 2018 shares birthday with dad! was last modified: January 3rd, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BallybofeyChantelle GibsonMaria BoylePamela EwingRaymond Gibson