Cook runs into NSW Origin contention

first_imgCook shot himself to the front of the queue for NSW hooking duties this year with a sublime performance in the 26-14 win over the Roosters on Thursday night, carving through the Tricolours ruck for 127 running metres as arguably the quickest dummy-half in the game.Along with Manly’s Apisai Koroisau and former Souths teammate Cameron McInnes, Cook is piling the pressure on incumbent Blues rake Nathan Peats, who toils tirelessly in defence but is yet to show off strike power to match the likes of Cook and co.The Rabbitohs No.9 had plenty of opportunities to get on the front foot thanks to his big men, with the Burgess brothers Tom and George rattling up 332 metres, 26 runs and eight tackle busts between them.While Souths remain some way off the famed and feared power game that secured the 2014 title, there are shades of Luke’s livewire streak in Cook’s ability around the ruck.Reluctant to be drawn into the endless Holden State of Origin speculation, Cook paid tribute to his forwards after their plundering through the middle, allowing him to do the same against a backpedalling Roosters defence.”My first focus is the No.9 jersey and keeping that week in week out and playing consistent footy,” Cook said.”The forwards, they’re going well, they bring me into the game and if those representative honours come with that, it’s obviously a goal of mine and I would love the opportunity.”I’ve got to thank the big boys up front, I think Jason Clark and the Burgess boys really set the platform and the bench forwards come on and really lifted as well.”I think the easy metres they’re making and running hard like you saw them do tonight just brings me into the game and I just worry about the quick play the balls.”Cook’s rapid start to 2018 has seen him make more line breaks (four) dummy-half runs (41) and tackle busts (21) than any other hooker in the Telstra Premiership so far.It’s the type of impact around the ruck sorely missed by the Bunnies since Luke’s departure to the Warriors at the end of 2015.Cook’s impressive figures make it easy to forget that he only landed his starting spot at Redfern this year, after Anthony Seibold delivered some home truths when he took charge of the club.His previous two seasons have seen him yo-yo between the No.9 jersey and the bench, battling first McInnes and then Robbie Farah for a gig, with the latter’s arrival at Souths prompting Cook to seek a release to join Cronulla.Out the other side of so much uncertainty, with the Rabbitohs choosing to extend rather than release him, Cook is steering clear of the growing hype around his rep footy chances.”To be honest I try and stay out of it and keep my focus here on South Sydney and I feel like I’m doing that well at the moment, trying to block that out,” he said.”I think that’s the best way to do it and if I keep playing well here those things come off the back of that.”I’d love the opportunity but my first focus here is Souths.”last_img read more

1400 ducklings imported from US for breeding – GLDA

first_imgThe Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) has imported 1400 white Muscovy ducklings from the United States of America (USA) to augment its current production levels.This is according to Chief Executive Officer Nigel Cumberbatch, who said the ducklings would serve as breeding material for the authority.“These ducklings were imported from the USA and they were declared free of any infectious or contagious disease such as Duck Virus Hepatitis, Duck Virus Enteritis, Cholera, Salmonella and other such diseases by the United States Department of Agriculture. The hatchlings from this importation would be sold to the farming community for rearing for meat production,” Cumberbatch noted.The Muscovy ducks are used primarily for meat production as the meat is less greasy and contains less fat than the other breeds of ducks. Additionally, male Muscovy ducks can attain as much as 5.5 kg within 12 weeks once proper animal husbandry is practised.GLDA said in a statement on Thursday that it has the responsibility to ensure its continuous support to a vibrant livestock industry which provides safe food for the population and generates income for rural and urban households, all while making optimal use of available resources and competing with producers beyond its borders.It reminded the general public and all livestock farmers in particular that the illegal importation of livestock and livestock products into Guyana poses serious risks to the health of humans and animals as it prohibits GLDA’s ability to ensure that whatever is imported is free from exotic diseases. The GLDA, when contacted by Guyana Times, on Thursday said this importation has no connection with the recent ban by Trinidad and Tobago on poultry from Guyana and noted that it was imported primarily for breeding purposes.Persons are being encouraged to give their full corporation to the Ministry in order to safeguard the health of the nation by reporting any and all instances of illegal animals and livestock product imports (smuggling) to the authority on telephone numbers 220-6556, 220-6557 or via email at or the nearest police station.Only recently, the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago announced a ban on all poultry, raw and cooked, from entering from Guyana.Guyana’s Agriculture Ministry said it was not previously advised on the ban and described the move as “ill-advised” and “premature,” as the consumption of poultry meat posed no health risks.The GLDA in a statement had said that “the GLDA wishes to assure the general public that the issue with the duck disease, which has been suspected to be, but has not been confirmed as Duck Hepatitis Virus, has been contained and restricted to six duck farms on the coast of Guyana.  Measures implemented, including the closure of our hatchery, the only one in Guyana that hatches duck eggs commercially, have assisted in containing the disease.  The disease has not manifested itself in the other poultry sectors [of] chicken, turkey and Guinea bird, and has only been observed in ducklings between the ages of 3 to 15 days old”. The Agriculture Ministry also advised the public that it is safe to consume all poultry products despite the actions of the Trinidadian Government.Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Ministry, on May 31 issued a complete ban on all poultry emanating from Guyana after expressing concerns over duck viral hepatitis.The memo stated “As instructed by the Chief Veterinary Officer Animal Health Sub-Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries in accordance with the Animals (Diseases and Importation) Act Chap 67:02 please be informed that with immediate effect all and any raw and cooked poultry meat from Guyana is banned from entry into Trinidad and Tobago until further notice. Upon arrival at ports of entry, such items are, therefore, to be seized for destruction”.T&T’s Agriculture Minister, Clarence Rambharat, confirmed the ban and revealed that Guyana advised them of the presence of duck virus hepatitis in a part of the country while noting that the virus is not present in the twin-island Republic.last_img read more

Poor infrastructure affecting Orealla residents

first_imgBy Andrew CarmichaelResidents fetching their commodities uphillFor several years, residents who live on the higher lands of Orealla have been experiencing difficulty in getting goods transported to their homes and businesses. This is so because of the deplorable state of the road going uphill.Several tons of commodities are taken uphill on shoulders or in wheelbarrows daily. It is the only way to bring goods into the village.For some, it may seem like a nightmare, but these residents see it as part of a daily routine— not one that you cherish.During a recent visit to the community by this publication, resident Glen Devair said that it has been years since they have been appealing for assistance. Even as bad as it is, he explained that during the rains, it gets even worse.“When the rain falls it gets very slidey. When the boat arrives at night time, it is very difficult for older people to travel and fetch their things. So, we are asking for the road to be built properly so that it will be an all-weather road, making it easier for travellers and for persons to fetch their load going up on the hill”.The Orealla Village Council in February received $1.5 million from Government in the form of a grant to upgrade the road leading uphill. However, since then, nothing has happened.The intense workout continues as a result of a lack of infrastructure.Meanwhile, Toshao of the Orealla Village Council, Carl Peneux, told Guyana Times that as the Council tries to push its eco-tourism drive, a new guest house for the community is one of the priority projects.However, Devair says the access road linking the upper and lower parts of the village should be priority since most of the villagers live uphill and the port is downhill.“That money they will use it now to build the Village Guest House which is not needed right now because they are a lot of places where people can stay when they come to the Village. This road should breed be a priority because that is the road we need during the day and the night,” Devair said.For both those who reside uphill and downhill, it remains extremely difficult for the elderly to the health centre.Orealla is a major pineapple producing community. The fruits are grown uphill and have to be transported to the stelling, which is downhill, to be shipped out.“They have to put their pine up on top up and they will have to wheelbarrow it down to the stelling, which is very difficult. They would have to hire persons to take it down and then to offload the pine and put it into the boat. So, it is more expense on the farmer, because one expense is to pick them and then the other one is to transport the pine from the pine fields on the hill where the road is. So, it would have been easier if we had a proper roadway so tractors and trailers could transport farm produce down, rather than pushing it in wheelbarrows to take downhill. It is a risk right now with wheelbarrows being damaged and accidents”.“Some people up on the hill have big shops and when the boat comes in the night, they have to offload and use the same road. They will have to hire about four or five persons to take it uphill,” Devair added.last_img read more


first_imgDerry City crushed North West Neighbours Finn Harps to go into the third round of the FAI Cup.In the 11th minute the first chance fell to the visitors when Paul McVeigh broke through but was denied by a fine stop from Gerard Doherty.Derry started to take control of the midfield and were rewarded with a couple of half chances falling to McCaffrey and Patterson which Gallagher was equal to. A fine shot shot from Tracey in the 29th minute tested Derry’s Doherty before Derry broke the deadlock in the 30th minute. Patrick McEleney swung in a looping corner which evaded everyone except Stephen McLaughlin at the back post and he had a simple tap in to open his account.It took only another eight minutes for him to double his and Derry’s tally with an effort that must be a contender for goal of the season. A chip across the 18 yard line from McCaffrey was met with an outrageous scissors kick from McLaughlin and it arrowed straight into the top corner. Derry were dominating now and deservedly went in at the break with the advantage.The first 10 minutes of the second period was all Derry as the Harps team seemed to be tiring. In the 58th minute a defence splitting chip from Owen Morrison found Rory Patterson and he expertly lifted it over the advancing Ciaran Gallagher to make it 3-0. Harps were in disarray now and straight from the kick off they conceded again. Ruaidhri Higgins found an unmarked Barry Molloy who had the easy task of heading it into the net. Derry played out the rest of the half hardly giving the Donegal men a touch of the ball and in the 85th minute Finn Harps were almost punished again as McLaughlin cut the ball back for a curling Higgins shot to crash off the bar.At this point the final whistle couldn’t come soon enough for Peter Hutton’s side. The only downside for Derry was the recently returned Farren leaving the pitch in the 89th minute with what looked like a recurrence of his hamstring problem.All in all, a fairly easy night’s work for Declan Devine’s men but Peter Hutton has a lot of work ahead in rebuilding Finn Harps confidence for the rest of their league campaign.Derry City: Gerard Doherty; Simon Madden, Shane McEleney (Eddie McCallion 71), Ryan McBride, Dermott McCaffrey; Owen Morrison, Barry Molloy (c), Ruaidhri Higgins, Pat McEleney (Mark Farren 64); Stephen McLaughlin, Rory Patterson (David McDaid 75).Subs Not Used: Eugene Ferry, Brian McGroary, Matthew Crossan, Ryan Curran.Bookings: Patterson (34), McCallion (80). Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Paul McVeigh, Peter Hutton (c), Ciaran Coll, Aaron O’Hagan; Tommy Bonner, Thomas McBride, Shaun McGowan, Paul Simon Tracey (Jordan Duffy 71); Matt Harkin (Garry Merritt 60), Ciaran Greene.Subs Not Used: Shaun Patton, James Doherty, Tommy McMonagle, Shane McGinty.Bookings: Hutton (65), O’Hagan (80).DERRY DUMP HARPS OUT OF FAI CUP was last modified: May 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgOld Orchard Saturday DivisionOrchard F.C. P Arranmore United PThis match was postponed due to the adverse weather conditions however the pair retained their positions at the top of the Old Orchard Saturday Division without kicking a ball. Drumkeen have joined Orchard on fourteen points, having gained a point against Glencar Celtic, but the Letterkenny side remain in second with a game in hand.Glencar Celtic 3 Drumkeen United 3This game was played in perfect conditions at The Flag Pole and didn’t lack goals. Drumkeen started well and had an early spell of possession but Glencar soon found their rhythm and came into the game with crisp passing but just couldn’t find the killer ball to create a clear opening. Drumkeen went one up when a route one ball over the top turned into a foot race between Liam Doherty and Peter Brannigan. Doherty seemed to have done enough to win a goal kick when the two clashed shoulders in the box only for the referee to point to the spot much to the confusion of Doherty and the rest of his Glencar team mates. Chris Kyle stepped forward and buried his spot kick high into the side netting giving the keeper no chance. Glencar fell victim to that decision and lost concentration and Brannigan and Drumkeen took full advantage doubling their lead two minutes after the restart. A Garvan Grieve strike from the edge of the box halved the advantage making it 2-1 at the break.Glencar got off to a flier at the start of the second half, Grieve played a ball over the top of the Drumkeen defence and Eddie McLaughlin latched onto it and fizzed a ball across the 6 yard box and Jordan McGinley slotted home. It was end to end then for a period with both teams having chances but both defences stood firm. The visitors took the lead again when a cross from the right wing caused confusion in the Glencar defence and veteran Brannigan rose highest to head home. Glencar dug deep and had three corners in quick succession but the Drumkeen defence were equal to everything Glencar threw at them. It was looking like another home defeat for Glencar but they showed good character and played right to the end and got their reward two minutes from time. They won a free kick 20 yards out and Eddie Mc Laughlin’s daisy cutter, under the wall, was well saved down to the keepers right but he could only parry and Mark Graham’s backheel found Jordan McGinley who slotted home for his second of the game to break Drumkeen hearts and there large support. Good team effort from both sides.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve Division St. Catherines Reserves 3 Erne Wanderers Reserves 1Erne opened the scoring on 19 minutes when Peter Boyle raced through and fired past Paddy Byrne in the Saints goals. Kristian McNelis had Saints back on level terms after 30 minutes. Saints should have been out of sight at half time with Kristian McNelis and Donal Mc Guire missing numerous good chances.Brian Smith put the home team in front from the penalty spot on 75 minutes after Stevie Anderson was taken down in the box. On 87 minutes Stephen Muirhead made sure of the points when he headed home from a free kick. Good team performances. Referee: George ClintonMilford United Reserves 0 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 1Drumoghill won the bragging rights in this hard fought game which had been switched to The Moss due to a water logged pitch in Milford. Milford however will wonder how they did not get something out of this game as they pressed Drumoghill to the final minute looking for that all important equaliser. Both teams had played some good football in the first half with Ethan Mc Cready and Mark Gibson having their goal bound shots well save by the Milford net minder and John Maddigan. Drumoghill started the quicker in the second half and where ahead on sixty minutes when Mc Cready delivered a lovely ball into the box which John Rodgers fired home. Milford did fight back but found the defence duo of Tinney and Maddigan hard to break down. Milford did have one last chance when the ball fell to Ryan Gamble in a one on one with Micheal Toner but his shot was well saved by the Drumoghill keeper. Referee: Brian O’ Kane Keadue Rovers Reserves 1 Glenea United ReservesThis game which was reversed to Glenea was played in testing conditions and it was a strong Glenea team who drew 1st blood when they broke through the Keadue defence and their striker finished well. The first half finished 1-0 to Glenea. Keadue started the 2nd half much brighter and levelled the game when a Daniel Bonner strike from the edge of the area found the net. Glenea’s second goal was a little fortuitous as a mistake in the Keadue defence allowed Glenea in to capitalise and make it 2-1. Keadue pushed hard for a leveller but were caught on the break as Glenea rounded off the scoring to finish the game 3-1 in their favour. Team effort from Keadue with Kevin Mulhern and Paudgie Mc Gee best for Glenea.Donegal Town Reserves 2 Cappry Rovers Reserves 0The game was scoreless at half time following a quiet first half. Both teams played some very tidy football but neither could break the deadlock. The game began to stretch in the second half and it was Donegal who opened the scoring through David “Ted” Bustard. Donegal’s Nathan Ward carried the ball through the middle of the park and slipped a through ball between the Cappry defence to Ben Sweeney. Sweeney’s inch perfect cross found Bustard who made no mistake from close range. Cappry pushed hard for an equaliser but it was Sweeney who secured all three points for Donegal. Following a Cappry free kick the ball broke loose and Sweeney picked it up on the half-way line, drove into the Cappry box and finished neatly into the bottom corner. 2-0 to Donegal at the final whistle.Glenree United Reserves 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 3 Castlefin took the lead midway through the first half when possession was given away in midfield by the home side. A nice bit of football unlocked the Glenree defence and the ball was coolly slotted into the back of the net. Glenree pushed for the equaliser with Conor Casey running riot on the right wing for the home side but some good defending by Castlefin stopped the strikers from getting a clear shot on goal. The second half was one-way traffic with Castlefin trying their best to get the second and put the points out of Glenree’s reach. The home side held on well up until 70 minutes when a free for the away side was whipped in from the half way line and the ball wasn’t dealt with resulting in Castlefin’s second. With 5 minutes left the away side got their third, and what a gaol it was. A free from the left hand side of the box whipped in and smashed off the opposite post just under the bar and zipped into the net. Glenree got a consolation goal within two minutes of the restart. A good performance from Glenree’s young players who are getting better by the game. Best for Glenree: Conor Casey, Cathal Mc Ginley Jnr. & Ian Mc Elhinney. Team effort by Castlefin Celtic.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 3 Kilmacrennan Celtic 0Milford United came out on top with a great win over neighbours Kilmacrennan Celtic at Moyle View Park on what was a heavy pitch for both teams. It was a fairly even contest in the first half with both sides creating half chances but no goals for either side as the teams went in at half time. In the second half Milford started to get a grip of things and were rewarded with Gary Merritt finishing off a good move. Milford’s second goal in the 60th minute was a bit more fortunate when a poor back pass put the Kilmacrennan keeper under pressure and his clearance came off the back of Gary Merritt and ended up in the back of the net. Merritt completed his hat-trick on 75 minutes after some good spade work by Kyle Black. Kieran Gorman was best for Kilmacrennan and it was a great team performance form Milford, Final score.Gweedore Celtic 1 Kildrum Tigers 2 Despite being down to ten men Kildrum staged a remarkable comeback to turn a one nil deficit into a two one victory. Two late strikes from Damien Crossan and Shane Mc Intyre cancelled out a lead which Gweedore held from the fifth minute. Shane Porter poked home to give the home team the perfect start. Gweedore had further chances to extend their lead through Jay Dee Alawiye and Thomas Diver but they failed to hit the target. Kildrum were reduced to ten men when Lynch was sent off in the 60th minute but this only spurred them on and they took the game to Gweedore and got their just reward with those two late strikes. Referee: Mick LaganCappry Rovers 1 Glenea United 1(No Report Submitted)Castlefin Celtic 3 Rathmullan Celtic 0Castlefin took an early lead on 4 minutes, Ronan Tourish’s excellent free kick from 25 yards went straight into the top corner. Rathmullan’s best chance of the half fell to Eoin Sheridan who’s effort came off the cross bar after 15 minutes. Both teams struggled to create any clear cut chances for the remainder of the half. Castlefin doubled their advantage three minutes into the second half when Ronan Tourish’s through ball found Mark Lafferty one on one with the Rathmullan keeper Mark Gallagher. Lafferty tapped the ball past the keeper and into the bottom corner. Castlefin then began to pile pressure on the Rathmullan defence, Ronan Tourish’s chance going the closest bringing a great save from Mark Gallagher. Castlefin wrapped up all three points in the 70th minute. Mark Lafferty’s cross from the left wing found JP Malley who got a head to it from 6 yards out to finish into the net at the front post. Referee: Paddy Duffy. Best for Castlefin: Peter Bryson and JP Malley.Best for Rathmullan: Team performance.St. Catherines 1 Drumoghill F.C. 2(No Report Submitted)Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneCranford United 0 Gweedore United 7(No Report Submitted)Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 Lifford Celtic 2(No Report Submitted)Keadue Rovers 1 Donegal Town 1(No Report Submitted)Bonagee United 1 Lagan Harps 3Lagan opened the scoring on six minutes when Mark Hunter shot home from six yards. Lagan came close again on ten minutes when Mark Hunter broke down the right and his strike from the edge of the box went just wide of the post. Kenny Doran for the visitors shot over on twelve minutes from ten yards after he was put through by Glen Gallagher. Lee Mc Monagle came close for the home team on twenty minutes after a good cross from Paddy Mc Gowan from the left. Hunter again came close on twenty five minutes for the visitors after a great cross from Doran which he headed over from six yards. Eamon Cannon and Gareth Temple had strikes on target but nothing to bother Mc Fadden in the Lagan goal. Lagan got their second through Kevin Doran on forty minutes when a Mark Hunter cross from the right into the box he hammered home from twelve yards. Lee Mc Monagle scored for Bonagee on fifty five minutes when he shot home to the roof of the net from just outside the box. Mark Harkin got Lagan’s third on sixty three minutes when he broke down the left cut inside the defender and hammered home to the bottom corner of the net. Team effort by both sides. Referee: John Mc Glanaghey.Convoy Arsenal 3 Raphoe Town 1As with most matches between these two teams the game started at a hectic pace. Raphoe had the better of the opening exchanges and never let the home side settle on the ball. Keelan Gillen looked sharp up front for the visitors and came close to breaking the deadlock on a couple of occasions. Despite all the Raphoe pressure it was Convoy who took the lead through Darren Harvey who curled a lovely free-kick into the top corner. Convoy lifted their game after this point and got their second in the 34th minute when Gary Brolly tapped in after the Raphoe keeper couldn’t hold another Convoy free-kick. It looked like Convoy would go in at half time with a two goal lead until Raphoe scored a free-kick of their own when Stephen Laird riffled home from 25 yards out. The second half was more of the same with both teams battling it out in the middle of the pitch. Convoy looked to keep things tight and hit Raphoe on the counter attack for the remainder of the game and it worked well as the home side were creating the better of the chances and only for some great work from the Raphoe goalkeeper they could have extended their lead. Raphoe started to force a lot of free-kicks around the Convoy penalty area and these looked to be their best chance of an equaliser. Lee Guthrie then put the game to bed with 10 minutes to go when he broke from deep to beat the offside trap and at the second attempt headed the ball home to give Convoy the two goal cushion they were searching for. Raphoe pushed to get back into the game but Convoy held out comfortably in the end to continue a good start to life in Division One. Best for Convoy were James Kee and Anthony Bogle with Roy Duffy and Keelan Gillen best for Raphoe. Referee: Liam mc LaughlinCT Ball Division TwoDunkineely Celtic 1 Eany Celtic 2This game was evenly balanced for the first 15 minutes with both sides playing some good football. Cian Kennedy had a shot just over in the third minute and Emmet Kennedy had a great effort cleared off the line when he lobbed the keeper from the edge of the area as the home team threatened. On 16 minutes a through ball caught the home defence out and resulted in the keeper receiving a red card. Stephen Griffin scored the resulting penalty to give Eany the lead. Eany started to take control of the game and doubled their lead on 25 minutes when Mark Ward fired home from 20 yards. Dunkineely to their credit came back into the game and pulled a goal back on 32 minutes when Jon Gallagher headed home a Paul Murrin corner. Aaron Byrne saw his header from a Paul Murrin free go just wide as Dunkineely pushed for an equaliser. Eany came out strongly in the second half to try and kill the game off. Stephen Griffin had his shot on 49 minutes blocked by a last ditch tackle. Dunkineely came more into the game and dominated for long spells. They had numerous chances and only a combination of poor decision making and resolute defending kept them from getting the equaliser their play deserved. Despite the pressure from 10 man Dunkineely Eany held on for the win. Dunkineely had good performances from Jon Gallagher and Ronan Kennedy who took over goals and made a number of fine saves. Stephen Griffin and Mark Ward were best for Eany. Referee: Martin Mc AnennyBallybofey United 4 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Ballybofey United welcomed Letterbarrow Celtic to town on Sunday afternoon but sent them back home with little to celebrate. Niall Mc Closkey gave PH Bonar’s men a half time lead at the Finn Valley Complex. In the second half the home side started to get their game into a higher gear and added to their tally through Damien Glackin, Conor Doherty and Ronan Mc Menamin. This victory keeps the Twin Towns men in contact with the table toppers as December looms on the horizon. Although lagging behind on points they have two games in hand which they will need to win to make up the ground on Glenree United and Erne Wanderers. Deele Harps are also well in the mix at this stage.Copany Rovers 0 Whitestrand United 2(No Report Submitted)Erne Wanderers 0 Deele Harps 3Erne Wanderers hosted Deele Harps on Sunday at the Lakeside Centre in perfect conditions and it was the away side that went back through the gap happiest after some clinical finishing saw them leave with all three points. The game was fifteen minutes in when Deele got in behind the home team and Ryan O’ Brien could only bring down the Harps’ striker inside the box and Gallagher dispatched the penalty to Boyle’s left. Erne were seeing a lot of the ball but were lacking a cutting edge as the away side proved hard to break down. Harps then doubled their lead on forty minutes when Wanderers lost possession in the middle of the pitch and Deele broke at pace with numbers and their striker finished well past Boyle. The second half was a lot better from Erne and they laid siege to the away goal but chance after chance went abegging with some terrible finishing and excellent saves kept them scoreless. Harps broke in the 90th minute, to rub salt into the wounds, and the midfielder slotted under Boyle for number three. The scoreline didn’t reflect the game but Deele defended very well and played brilliant on the counter attack and leave Wanderers scratching their heads at the scoreline. Referee: John Coyle.Glenree United 3 Curragh Athletic 2Glenree hosted Curragh today in an entertaining affair. The away side took the lead when Neil Lloyd rose highest to power a header home leaving the home side trailing at half time. Glenree started brightly in the second half and won a penalty through Colin Gallagher. Barney Boyce made no mistake from the spot. The home side then took the lead when a free kick was palmed out by the goalie and fell at the back post for Johnny Mc Clafferty who volleyed home. Glenree extended their lead from another corner when Pat Mc Groddy found space and finished well. The away side pulled one back through Gary Heaney when he broke through and drilled home. Glenree held on to take all three points.RESULTSSaturday 21st NovemberOld Orchard Saturday DivisionOrchard F.C. P v P Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.) PostponedGlencar Celtic 3 v 3 Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionSt. Catherines Reserves 3 v 1 Erne Wanderers ReservesMilford United Reserves 0 v 1 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves ReversedKeadue Rovers Reserves 1 v 3 Glenea United Reserves ReversedDonegal Town Reserves 2 v 0 Cappry Rovers ReservesGlenree United Reserves 1 v 3 Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 22nd NovemberBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 3 v 0 Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore Celtic 1 v 2 Kildrum TigersCappry Rovers 1 v 1 Glenea UnitedCastlefin Celtic 3 v 0 Rathmullan CelticSt. Catherines 1 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneCranford United 0 v 7 Gweedore United ReversedKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 v 2 Lifford CelticKeadue Rovers 1 v 1 Donegal TownBonagee United 1 v 3 Lagan HarpsConvoy Arsenal 3 v 1 Raphoe TownCT Ball Division TwoDunkineely Celtic 1 v 2 Eany CelticBallybofey United 4 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticCopany Rovers 0 v 2 Whitestrand UnitedErne Wanderers 0 v 3 Deele HarpsGlenree United 3 v 2 Curragh AthleticFIXTURESSaturday 28th November K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Ulster Junior ShieldGlenea United Reserves v Orchard F.C. (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Old Orchard Saturday DivisionMulroy Celtic v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Fintown Harps AFC v Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Celtic v Drumbar F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionSt. Catherines v Glenree United ReservesSunday 29th November K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Oscar Traynor Trophy The Moss, DrumoghillDonegal Junior League v Sligo / Leitrim LeagueDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more


first_imgGardai are investigating claims that last night’s horrific road smash in Buncrana happened after a road racing incident.One man is in a serious condition in hospital after the smash just before 11pm in Lisfannon.Another man, believed to be the driver of the other car, fled the scene and a full investigation has been launched. A BMW car and a Honda car have both been detained by Gardai for examination.Both young men are from local families.The incident sparked a major operation involving both Gardai and emergency personnel.One of the cars is understood to have hit a fence while the other flipped across the road. Local Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin said anybody with information should contact the Gardai.He said he was shocked by the incident considering the history of road carnage in Inishowen.  GARDAI INVESTIGATING CLAIMS THAT CARS WERE RACING BEFORE ROAD SMASH was last modified: November 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:buncranacrashGardailast_img read more

Picture special: Huge turnout for ETB Further Education and Training Fair

first_imgA huge crowd attended the Donegal ETB’s annual Further Education and Training (FET) Fair  the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny today.The Fair remains the county’s number one opportunity to discover learning, attracting over one thousand adults and young people each year.Donegal ETB tutors and advisers talked through what Donegal ETB has to offer. Information was available on apprenticeships, new and exciting Traineeship courses and industry certified courses.The ETB’s strong links with universities, ITs and Colleges of Further Education mean progression opportunities for learners was also on offer.Many of Donegal ETB’s programmes are co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Clive Wasson was on hand to capture the day … Hair Salon in full swing at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonVikie Kilpatrick, Kathleen Donaghey, Marian McLaughlin and Lisa Penrose at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonBilly Jean, Chantel Mongan, Danielle Sweeney, Siobhan Feeley and Helen Flannery at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonChloe Boyle, Mary Ferry, Instructor and Maria Woods at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonShauna McDevitt and Deirdre Cooper at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonThe busy exhibition hall at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonEileen McClean and Linda Mangcayi at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonNeill Hegarty, Tom McLaughlin, Philip Swindale and Adrain McLaughlin at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonLouiae Caterson and Julie Anne Gallagher at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonJohn Sweeney, Pluming Instructor and Matthew Hanlon at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonBusy ETB stands at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonRose Duffy and Lisa Frizell at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonUsting the newly purchased top of the range Augmented VRS for welding practice are Cathal McGee, Instriuctor, Christopher Lindsey and Aidan Gallagher at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonBallyshannon Youth Reach at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonRyan Evans, John McGill and Glen Campbell at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonAnne McLaughlin and Con McDermott at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonShannon Walsh, Francis Patton, Mairead McFadden, Jennifer Gallagher and Donna Toland at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonChildcare instructors, Deirdre Markham, Alison Stevenson and Rose Clarke at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonKeely Higgins, Ciaran McNamee and Kevin McNamee at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonSome of the crowd at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonBuncrana Youth Reach- Suleiman Darwish, Joe Burnett, Jordan mcDaid, Shannon Drury, Rose Marie Diver and Dean Arrow at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonKevin Ferry and Jonathan Clift at the Donegal ETB Adult Learner Fair in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday last. Photo Clive WassonPicture special: Huge turnout for ETB Further Education and Training Fair was last modified: January 25th, 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)last_img read more

Matfield back in Springbok squad

first_img26 August 2014The Springboks’ most capped player of all time, Victor Matfield, has overcome injury and been named in the Springbok squad for their Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship.The 2007 Rugby World Cup winning lock was included in the 30-man line-up when the squad was announced on Monday by Bok coach Heyneke Meyer.Also named in the squad were Willem Alberts, whose place is subject to a fitness test in Johannesburg on Thursday, and Marcel van der Merwe, who was called up to replace injured prop Frans Malherbe.SurgeryVan der Merwe will join the rest of the touring party in Johannesburg on Thursday. Malherbe, meanwhile, will have to undergo surgery on a fractured ankle and is likely to miss the rest of the season because of the injury.With Matfield and Alberts, if passed fit, returning for the two-week tour to Australia and New Zealand, Warren Whiteley and Juan Smith will drop out of the squad. Smith, however, will remain on standby if Alberts is deemed unable to tour.‘Awaiting a final verdict’“Victor is over his injury and has been declared fit to travel with us for the next two tests, while we’re awaiting a final verdict on Willem,” Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said in a statement.“It will be good to have them back. Willem has been part of the squad for the last number of seasons and Victor showed he can still add a lot of value when he returned to the Bok fold earlier this year.“Losing Frans is a huge setback and my heart bleeds for him, because he’s done well since returning from a long injury lay-off recently which saw him miss the June tests.“It’s also a big disappointment for Frans, whose involvement with the squad was cut short because of injury last November as well, but Marcel has been with us before and will slot in seamlessly. He provides specialist tighthead cover as Tendai Mtawarira, Gurthro Steenkamp and Trevor Nyakane are specialist looseheads.”ImpressedMeyer added that Whiteley had impressed him immensely during his week with the Springboks and that Smith had made a massive contribution during his time with the squad in the last fortnight.“Warren and Juan know exactly where they stand and it was great to work with them, even if it was only for a limited period of time,” said Meyer.The Springboks returned from Argentina on Monday and will reconvene in Johannesburg on Thursday. They are scheduled to depart for Perth on Saturday.SPRINGBOK SQUADForwards: Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lodewyk de Jager, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield, Teboho Mohoje, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Gurthro Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Marcel van der Merwe, Duane VermeulenBacks: Damian de Allende, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Cornal Hendricks, Francois Hougaard, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo, Ruan Pienaar, Handre Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jan Serfontein, Morne SteynSAinfo reporterlast_img read more

LOOK: Tour de France cyclist shows off tired, vascular legs after 16 stages

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired,” Poljanski captioned his Instagram post, showing the bulging veins on his sunburnt legs. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ The 104th edition of the Tour de France kicked off last July 1, which pits the best cyclists from around the world in a race that will cover a total of 3,450 kilometers.According to the Business Insider, participants of the famed cycling event still have to endure 68 hours of pedaling before things wrap up in Paris on July 23.Meanwhile, Poljanski, a member of German team Bora-Hansgrohe, is currently ranked 75th in the general classification after the 16th stage of the Tour.Unfortunately for the 27-year-old cyclist, he still has a long way to go—five stages to be exact— before he can rest those aching legs.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Chot Reyes to wait for July 25 deadline before naming Fiba roster It’s no secret that the Tour de France multiple-stage bicycle race takes a ridiculous physical toll on the body, particularly the legs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPolish cyclist Pawel Poljanski recently showed the world how grueling it could be—by posting an image of his tired, vascular legs after taking part in 16 stages.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View commentslast_img read more