Leafs hold off Rebels to edge Sunflower City squad 4-3

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs continue to struggle to put together 60 minutes of hockey.The Green and White held off a late charge to edge the Castlegar Rebels 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Dale Howell scored twice while Jack Karran and David Lenzin added singles as the Leafs built a 4-0 lead after two periods.However, the roof, almost, fell in on the Leafs as Castlegar struck for three goals in six minutes of play to erase the four-goal margin.Castlegar out shot the Leafs 34-32, including a 14-11 margin in the third period.Logan Styler, with a pair of markers, and Jesse Reeds replied for a Rebels team that has lost four consecutive games. Devin Allen won for the second time in the Leafs net while Jason Mailhoit took the loss between the pipes for Castlegar.Nelson, which lost 5-2 Friday against Beaver Valley, keeps pace with the Nitehawks in Murdoch Division standings.Beaver Valley, after winning a pair of games during the weekend, leapfrogs past Grand Forks Border Bruins into top spot in the division.The Hawks 6-3-1-0-1 record is one point better than the Bruins.Grand Forks dropped its first game in five games, losing 4-3 in overtime to Fernie Ghostriders.Justin Peers scored his second of the game in double overtime period to lift the Riders past the Bruins.Grand Forks had tied the game with one second remaining on the power play. Logan Klatt beat Brandon Butler in the Fernie nets.Yoan Rodrigue and Connor Brennan also scored for the Bruins.Fernie out shot the Border Bruins 43-38 in the contest.BLUELINES: Leafs Dale Howell leads the team in scoring, one point in front of teammate Sawyer Hunt. Howell has seven goals and seven assists in 10 games. . . . Leafs continue to look for the right fit in goal as Josh Bolding got the start Friday in Fruitvale. . . .The Leafs staged its annual parent weekend. Player’s parents attended both games as well as an afternoon banquet Saturday at the Hume Hotel.last_img read more

History and development of major sporting events

first_imgCommon wealth Games The Commonwealth Games were first held in Hamilton, Canada. It was borne from an idea in 1891, that the Games would be a good way to bring the countries of the British Empire together in a friendly competition. Thus it is also known as the ‘Friendly Games’. The Games are held every four years in between the Summer Olympics and include some sports that are mainly played in Commonwealth countries such as netball and rugby. CARIFTA Games In 1972, Austin Sealy, then president of the Amateur Athletic Association of Barbados, inaugurated the CARIFTA Games to mark the transition from the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CARIFTA was meant to enhance relations between the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean after the dissolution of the West Indies Federation, but the CARIFTA Games took that idea a step further, including the French and Dutch Antilles in an annual junior field championship meet. The meet is held yearly and normally runs over three days during the Easter period and includes over 150 separate events. The Games has two age categories for boys and girls: under-17 and under-20. Pan American Games The Pan American Games (also known colloquially as the Pan Am Games) is a major sporting event in the Americas featuring summer sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The competition is held among athletes from nations of the Americas. The first Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires in 1951. This is held every four years, before the Summer Olympic Games and is open to all countries in the Americas whose Olympic Committee is recognised by the Pan Americas Sport Association (PASO). This currently includes 42 nations from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. PASO is responsible for choosing the host city for each Pan American Games and the program, consisting of the sports to be contested at the Games, is determined by PASO. Paralympics The Paralympics is a major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held almost immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee. This competition was borne from the idea of Dr. Ludwig Guttmann, who first organised wheelchair games at stoke Mandeville Hospital in England for injured veterans of the Second World War. The games were intended to help rehabilitate the disabled soldiers. Special Olympics The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for them to train and take part in Olympic-styled events. The Special Olympics was founded in the 1950’s as a summer camp by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who felt that intellectually disabled people were treated unfairly. Special Olympics World Games are held every two years. The most recent World Summer Games were the Special Olympics World Summer Games, held in Los Angeles, California from July 25, 2015 to August 2, 2015 and the most recent Special Olympics World Winter Games were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea from January 29 to February 5, 2013. World Cup The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s of the members of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sports’ global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champions are Germany, who won their fourth title at the tournament in Brazil. The current format of the competition involves a qualification phase – which currently takes place over the preceding three years – to determine which teams qualify for the tournament phase, which is often called the World Cup Finals. A total of 32 teams, including the automatically qualifying host nation(s) and defending champions, compete in the tournament phase for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month.last_img read more

Arsenal join City at top of EPL

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Welcome to the Premier League, Bob Bradley. The first American coach in the 24-year history of the Premier League got a taste of the frantic nature of England’s top division in his debut match in charge of Swansea, a 3-2 loss at Arsenal yesterday.Lots of goals, a red card, momentum swings, a nerve-wracking finish. It was some first game for Bradley, but ultimately, a sixth loss in the last seven league games for Swansea and a reminder of the scale of the task facing the much-travelled 58-year-old coach.”That was an exciting game,” Bradley said, “but it didn’t finish the way we wanted.”Defensive mistakes by Swansea allowed Theo Walcott to score twice and put Arsenal 2-0 ahead by half-time at Emirates Stadium. Bradley’s new team showed spirit to fight back against the league’s most in-form team, with Gylfi Sigurdsson making it 2-1 and Borja Baston setting up a tense ending with a 66th-minute goal to make it 3-2.In the end, Mesut Ozil’s stunning volley in the 57th minute was the difference between the two teams, earning Arsenal a sixth straight win that left them tied on 19 points with first-place Manchester City after eight games.Arsenal finished with 10 men after midfielder Granit Xhaka’s 70th-minute red card.City stayed in top spot despite a 1-1 draw at home to Everton. Tottenham missed the chance to take over in first place after also drawing 1-1 at West Brom.MAN CITY 1 EVERTON 1After starting his City tenure with 10 straight wins, Pep Guardiola has now gone three matches without a victory after this draw at Etihad Stadium. City will wonder, though, how they failed to beat Everton.City had two penalties saved – by Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero either side of half-time – and needed a 72nd-minute goal by substitute Nolito to earn a point from a game they dominated.Everton went ahead in the 64th through Romelu Lukaku, his sixth goal in the last five league games.WEST BROM 1 TOTTENHAM 1With City drawing, Spurs could have gone top with a fifth straight league win, but needed an 89th-minute goal by Dele Alli to claim a point at The Hawthorns and preserve their undefeated record.Nacer Chadli put West Brom ahead in the 82nd minute with his fourth goal in five games since moving from Tottenham for a club-record transfer fee.Alli finally broke the resistance of West Brom and its impressive goalkeeper Ben Foster when he turned home a finish from 10 metres, his second goal in as many league matches.Other results: Chelsea 3 Leicester 0; Bournemouth 6 Hull 1; Crystal Palace 0 West Ham 1; Stoke 2 Sunderland 0.last_img read more

Chinese Embassy Donates Bikes, Agric tools to Council of Chiefs

first_imgThe Chinese Embassy near Monrovia on April 29 handed over several agricultural tools and two motorbikes to the National Traditional Council and Elders of Liberia to complement their community farming agenda.The tools included seven wheelbarrows, several cutlasses, shovels, boots and watering cans, among other items.Making the donation Deputy Chief of Mission Li Zhuang said “The donation is a symbol of the China-Liberia practical cooperation and also a small concrete step towards implementation of China’s work guidelines towards Africa, initiated by Chinese President, Xi Jinping.” The guidelines, according to Counselor Li, include sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith.The Chinese Deputy Chief of Mission said “Our bilateral cooperation has covered many fields, among which agriculture leads in a crucial position since we always take food as our primary demand.”He indicated that his government is implementing several agriculture projects including the China-Liberia Agriculture Technology Demonstration Center and the Bamboo and Rattan Weaving Project in Liberia.Counselor Li said China and Liberia have common historical experiences and struggles, pointing out that the two are developing countries facing common challenges.He said China will continue to play a constructive role in the rebuilding process of Liberia to serve as a “watering can” to water the friendship.Accepting the donations, the National Chairman of the Council of Chiefs and & Elders, Chief Zanzan Kawor stressed with delight, “You are the first Ambassador from China to enter here. We have written papers to our Representatives, Senators, government officials, Pro-Tempore and others, but not one has come here except you.”Chief Kawor said the Minister of Internal Affairs, Dr. Henrique Tokpah, has instructed the Council of Chiefs & Elders to prioritize community farming to enhance food security in the country which they have begun, but requests to officials of government to help them with farming tools has gone unanswered.He recalled China’s role in Liberia’s development agenda and acknowledged China as the first partner to significantly intervene in the Ebola crisis before other partners followed.He lauded the Chinese Embassy for the gesture and promised that the Council of Chiefs & Elders will reciprocate by gowning Counselor Li and his wife this month (May).He urged Liberians to imitate the hard working nature of the Chinese. “I have been to their home. I went to Shanghai, Beijing and their cultural villages. These people are hard working people and they work day and night!” Chief Kawor declared.Speaking earlier, another elder of the Council, E. Musu Coleman, pointed out that “whatever comes to this little building, it has a trickledown effect on the whole country because this place serves as a connecting line between the indigenous, the downtrodden, the illiterate people and the government.”She said a donation by a foreign country makes them feel elated, urging China not only to donate to Liberia, but teach Liberia how to produce items that are donated.The Director of Culture at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, William Jallah, thanked the Chinese Embassy for the donation, saying that the tools will greatly help the beneficiaries to go back to the soil. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President hopes to announce elections date tonight

first_imgDespite pressure from various sections of civil society as well as from the international community, President David Granger is still unsure as to when the constitutionally overdue elections would be held.The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has already indicated that they would be ready for General and Regional Elections by the end of February 2020. In fact, GECOM has already announced plans to commence the Claims and Objections exercise from October 1.At the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday morning, Granger told media operatives, “I hope this evening, I would be able to make a public announcement on the date.”The Head of State mentioned that he has not seen the timeline created by the Guyana Elections Commission as such, is awaiting additional details.“Last Thursday, the Chairman wrote me and she indicated when the Commission would be ready. I responded to her and I had discussions with the cabinet yesterday and naturally, we would like to get from her, more details. So we have accepted her date…We don’t have a copy of the timeline.”The President is expected to address the nation tonight in relation to the hosting of General and Regional Elections.last_img read more

MAN WHO SHOOK HIS BABY CAUSING HER BRAIN DAMAGE AVOIDS JAIL

first_imgThe case was heard at Letterkenny Circuit Court.A Judge has said he could not send a man to prison after he admitted shaking his baby daughter causing her brain damage and cracking her ribs.Shane McCahill, 21, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court and admitted three counts of assault causing harm to the baby. McCahill, of Ramelton, shook the baby girl on three occasions, twice with his hands and once in her pram.Investigating Garda Joe McManus said the accused was babysitting the child on May 19th, 2011 when she took ill.The man placed the baby on the sofa and she was sleeping but she began to suffer convulsions.He called an ambulance and they were rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.The child was later transferred to Temple Street Children’s Hospital where older injuries were noted.Members of social services along with doctors carried out examinations and decided that the injuries were none accidental.The father of the child then made an admission that he shook the little girl on three separate occasions because he could not get her to stop crying.The man was arrested, made the admissions and has since received full psychiatric evaluation and counseling.The court also heard how the man rarely goes out and has also tried to take his own life.The court heard how the child’s parents had been in a relationship since they were just fifteen years old but they had split up before the injuries were caused to the child.Despite the split, the man still had a very active part in the child’s upbringing and regularly babysat for the child’s mother.Judge John O’Hagan, who gave an order that the accused could be named but that the names of his former partner or their child could not, invited the injured child’s mother to give evidence.He asked her if he thought her former boyfriend meant to hurt their daughter.The woman replied that she honestly couldn’t say.The judge then asked if he thought an occasion will ever arise when the man will be able to see his daughter unsupervised?Again the woman said she did not know but said he did now have supervised access when the little girl stayed with his parents at weekends from Friday night until Sunday night.The accused sat face down with his hands in his head throughout the case while his former partner sobbed at times on the other side of the courtroom.Barrister for the accused, Ms Charlotte Simpson, instructed by Frank Dorrian solicitor, said the accused felt sick and ashamed of what he had done and would have to live with it for the rest of his life.She said the case was unique and that the accused was and still is a good father.She added that the little girl’s dad was still her hero and she ran to him every weekend and hugged him every time he stayed with her.Judge John O’Hagan said that having heard all the evidence he said there was no way he was imposing a custodial sentence.He referred to the lack of intent, the reports which suggest he is unlikely to offend again and also his good relationship with his little girl.“This is a very emotional case. It’s a tragic case of a dad who lost it.“He was faced with a situation of a little girl crying and he couldn’t do anything to stop it. He picked her up twice and shook her but of course that didn’t keep her quiet. He’s 21. What experience of fatherhood does a person have of that age? I don’t know. It’s very stressful for anyone.“I’m sure he had no idea what he was doing but the consequences are rather serious. A nine week old baby is like putty and this happened. I have no doubt he did not intend this to happen.“The upset and crying of the baby was driving him mad. I know now that he knows it was the wrong thing to do but I don’t think he will ever do it again,” he said.The judge added that the man will have to live with the social stigma of what happened and knowing everyday that he caused these injuries to his little girl.He referred to the psychiatric report which showed a lack of intent in the incidents by the accused.Judge O’Hagan said he also perhaps faced the situation of one day having to tell his daughter what he did to her.“How would you explain to the little girl where daddy had gone – daddy has gone to prison for 12 months for shaking you when you were crying,” he said.He sentenced the man to one year in prison on each charge to run concurrently but ordered that he jail sentence be replaced by 150 hours community service.The accused sat in court crying comforted by his mother and father while the child’s mother was consoled by two female friends.MAN WHO SHOOK HIS BABY CAUSING HER BRAIN DAMAGE AVOIDS JAIL was last modified: November 8th, 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:assaultbabybarrister Charlotte SimpsonharmJUdge John O’HaganRameltonShaun McCahilllast_img read more

MONEY-LENDER JAILED FOR TWO YEARS AFTER THREAT TO KILL MAN WHO OWED €70

first_imgA man who ran a money-lending operation in Donegal has been jailed for a total of two years after threatening to kill a man over a €70 debt.Kluczak outside court in Letetrkenny.Miroslaw Kluczak ran a money-lending business in Letterkenny and collected his debts outside the local post office after people received their social welfare payments. On April 4th, 2013, Kluczak, 39, met Leszek Majewski and his wife outside the post office and demanded his cash.Majewski had borrowed €200 for which he had to pay back €225.The defendant couldn’t pay the remaining €70 of the cash as he had to transfer money back to his 18 year old son in Poland for schoolbooks.Later that morning, Klucsak visited Leszek and his wife Barbar at their home at 20 Celtic Apartments near Domino’s Pizza.The accused pulled a gun from beneath his coat and put it to his head.“He came in looked around and was nervous. He took a gun from inside his jacket – he grabbed me by my jacket and put a gun to my head. He said “Give me the money back or I will kill you.” He was swearing. I told him shoot me and he then put the gun hard into my head .“My wife ran out. He was trying to shake me but then when he realised she was gone and he pushed me on top of the fridge and he ran out,” said the defendant.Ms Majewski ran to a local clothing shop Wisteria and asked the proprietor to call the police saying her husband needed an ambulance and was covered in blood.Garda Darren Carter said he met Barbar in a very frightened state when she called Gardai.“She was in such a state of panic. She was trembling. She was just beckoning us to follow her,” he said.Garda Carter called to the home of the accused and asked about the alleged incident and if he had a weapon.He said the only evidence of any weapon was a cardboard box for a pellet gun.Kluczak, of 59 The Maples, Lismonaghan, Letterkenny, said it belonged to a friend who had moved to Dublin.He said he did not mix with the Polish community as they drank too much and did not have a good reputation.He said he visited the gym daily and took out adverts in a local Polish contacts website to help his business and that he did not collect welfare benefits.Barrister Peter Nolan said his client had denied that any gun was ever used.He put it to Mr Majewski that himself and his wife drank too much vodka and their apartment was strewn with empty alcohol bottles.The couple completely denied this and Garda Carter said this had not been the situation he found at the couple’s apartment.Barrister for the state, Ms Patricia McLoughlin, described this as a “mean lie” and that it was simply not true.She said the defendants accepted that they owed money but said the evidence was there that they had been threatened.The jury took an hour to reach their decision and found Kluczak guilty of making threats to kill and demanding money with menace.Judge John O’Hagan, addressing Letterkenny Circuit Court, said the accused had terrorised the couple.He sentenced  Klucsak to three years for each charge but suspended the last year and ordered both sentences to run concurrently.MONEY-LENDER JAILED FOR TWO YEARS AFTER THREAT TO KILL MAN WHO OWED €70 was last modified: July 21st, 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:donegalletterkennymoney lenderPOLISHpost officelast_img read more

2,400 are ready to lie down for peace

first_imgThe mesa has a “flat hard-packed desert feeling,” Gold said. Most recently, scenes from Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” were filmed there. “The idea is that it look as much like Iraq as possible,” Gold said. Public awareness, not politics, is his motivation, he said. “It’s not a demonstration or a protest,” he said. “It’s a memorial. But it’s subject to individual interpretations.” pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – New York-based photographer Zach Gold, whose work ranges from rap stars’ portraits to Nike shoe ads, sees a mesa in a remote corner of Saugus and envisions the desolate desert landscape of Iraq. Some 2,400 volunteers – representing Americans who have died fighting in Iraq – will pose there Saturday, lying on the parched land, as Gold shoots a photograph that he says will be his most meaningful project ever. “I’m at a place in my life where instead of having a good idea and putting it aside until I have time, I thought I’d put it out in the world,” Gold said Wednesday in a phone interview, moments after landing at LAX. The color photo is for Know War, a group pushing to end the war in Iraq, and is intended as a memorial to the dead service men and women. Information on how to participate is available at www.knowwar.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2It’s Gold’s hope that the sheer numbers of “bodies” strewn about Cruzan Mesa – known as Mystery Mesa to the film industry, which frequently shoots there – will make Americans realize the human toll the war in Iraq has taken. The site is near Vasquez Canyon Road and Sierra Highway. “I’ve read a lot about Vietnam and World War II and all the numbers of the dead in those wars was being publicized for comparisons to the war in Iraq,” Gold said. “You say 500, 1,000, well, that’s not really a war compared to the losses of life in Vietnam. “But the way I look at it, one death doesn’t seem like a lot unless that one death happens to be your brother. I want to show Americans what 2,400 deaths looks like.” Ann Malinowsky of Know War said the organization has the support of veterans groups. Know War, she said, stands for an end to this war by raising public awareness with a graphic depiction of the real toll. Both a 30-second public service announcement and a documentary will be developed in tandem with the photo shoot, Malinowsky said. last_img read more

The big UCL players Man United, Chelsea and other Prem clubs will be watching

first_img 9 9 Benjamin Mendy (Monaco) – Both Manchester clubs have been linked with the left-back, who has only been there since 2016 following his transfer from Marseille. It’s a position City manager Pep Guardiola and United boss Jose Mourinho are keen to strengthen. Chelsea have also been linked with the 22-year-old. Isco (Real Madrid) – Tottenham and Liverpool are said to be fans of Isco, Real Madrid’s classy midfielder. His future has been uncertain all season. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) – Leonardo Bonucci has done nothing to dampen speculation he will leave Juventus in the summer. He has a contract with Juve until 2021, but recently revealed how much he admires the game in England. Chelsea and Man City have been linked. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – As if he wasn’t going to be on this list. The forward, among the best players in the world, has been heavily linked with Man United all season and apparently Griezmann would want £300,000 a week to join. 9 Fabinho (Monaco) – Fabinho is another Monaco player who is very much in demand and it will be difficult to hold onto. Man United have been interested in the past and Barcelona are now linked. His move from right-back to defensive midfield has appeared effortless and he has previously spoken about an attraction to the Premier League. 9 Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid is live on talkSPORT at 19:45 (BST) on Tuesday 2 May, 2017 here.Even though there are no Premier League teams in the Champions League semi-finals, a number of the players involved are still being eyed by England’s bigger sides.Here, talkSPORT looks at a number of them, beginning with Monaco’s 22-year-old midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, who will reportedly cost £35m.Monaco v Juventus is live on talkSPORT at 19:45 (BST) on Wednesday 3 May, 2017 here. Kylian Mbappe (Monaco) – Who doesn’t want Mbappe? The 18-year-old striker is one of the most sought after players in Europe with Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal the Premier League clubs linked with him. At the time of writing, has scored 22 goals in his last 20 games for Monaco in all competitions. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) – Oblak has built a reputation as one of the world’s best goalkeepers and it has been suggested the 24-year-old’s representatives have had talks with United about a move. It is thought current Old Trafford no.1 David De Gea will join Real Madrid in the summer. 9 Alvaro Morata (Real Madrid) – A whopping £59m fee has been mentioned in relation to Morata, who is far from a regular starter at the Bernabeu. The Real Madrid striker has been linked with a move to Chelsea, but a lot will depend on the future of Diego Costa. 9 9 Tiemoue Bakayoko (Monaco) – He has formed a formidable partnership with Fabinho in the middle of the pitch and has been linked with a transfer to Chelsea, Man United and PSG as a result. It wasn’t certain whether he would start against Juventus, having broken his nose, but Bakayoko may wear a protective mask in order to feature. 9 9last_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SATURDAYDowntown CupFintown Harps AFC 1 Glenea United Reserves 1 In cold wintery conditions the first half remained scoreless at Pairc Acla, Glenea coming close a few times but Stephen McGrath doing well in the Fintown nets. Gary McHugh had a shoot on target with 10 minutes left in the first half but the Glenea keeper pulling off a great save. The second half was much the same until the final five minutes of the game when Fintown’s Brian Delaney scored after a cross from the wing by Aaron Thompson. In the final minute of injury time Glenea’s Ryan McFadden scored the equaliser to share the points.Referee: Marty CurranGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers 1 Keadue Rovers Reserves 2Keadue Rovers had a good win over Tullyvinney in this fixture which was reversed from Tullyvinney to Keadue on account of an unplayable pitch. It was an ideal day for football. Keadue had the brighter start and David Ward had an effort pushed over the bar on five minutes. Tullyvinney’s first chance came on sixteen minutes when their striker was put through and he lobbed the keeper but the ball went just wide. In the twentieth minute, following good work from Donal Rodgers, Alan Rodgers shot just wide from a good position in the box. Halfway through the first half Tullyvinney took the lead when, following a good ball down the left, a good cross into the box was missed by both defenders and forwards but following in at the far post, David Gardener shot from an awkward angle high into the net. On thirty five minutes Adam Neely’s headed effort for the home side was saved while after that Tullyvinney could’ve been two up when a headed effort hit the crossbar. By the end of the half play was opening up at both ends and on the stroke of half time Keadue equalised when Adam Neely shot to the net after good work from Donal and Alan Rodgers. At the start of the second half Keadue upped the tempo from the off creating a few openings but not converting them. Donal Rodgers was unlucky on fifty six minutes when he lobbed the keeper from long distance but the ball went just over the bar. Tullyvinney were content at this stage to hit on the break and both teams made a number of substitutions. Keadue took the lead on seventy three minutes when a cross from the right was fumbled by the Tullyvinney keeper and Donal Rodgers was on hand to fire home from a few yards out. Tullyvinney did push forward in the last fifteen minutes but the home keeper wasn’t forced into any saves and the Keadue rearguard stood firm to hold out for a good win.Best for Tullyvinney were David Gardener and Dermot Shields. Best for Keadue were Conor Greene and Adam Neely. Referee: Kevin Doherty.SUNDAY Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 Cranford United 0This game was switched to Cranford Park due to the inclement weather. Cranford started brightly with Kyle Black and Arthur lynch unlucky before Kevin Mc Brearty crossed for Ross Porter to hammer home between a number of home defenders to give Lifford the lead. The second half brought more pressure from Cranford but the Lifford defence, which was well marshalled by David O Herlihy, held firm. On a swift breakaway 1-0 became 2-0 when Alan Gethins broke clear to score. The home team had a number of chances to get back into the match after this but Lee White made some fine saves. Mark Neeson and Alan Gethins were best for Lifford with a team effort from the home side. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Watson Hire Division One Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1 Drumoghill F.C. 3Drumoghill FC left Rab’s Park with all three points with a good win over Kerrykeel ‘71 with the home side only having themselves to blame. Kerrykeel played against a strong wind in the first half and dealt well with it playing some good football stopping Drumoghill from playing and using the long ball. On the stroke of half time Drumoghill took the lead when Brian Coll’s free kick found its way into the bottom corner. It was two nil on forty six minutes when a high ball over the Kerrykeel defence wasn’t dealt with and Liam O’Donnell finished well. Kerrykeel had a few half chances fall to Johnny Friel and Paddy Mc Grenaghan before Drumoghill got their third on sixty eight minutes, O’Donnell again on target after a poor ball out from the Kerrykeel defence. Kerrykeel got one back on seventy five minutes with Paddy Mc Grenaghan heading home a Fergal Friel cross. Kerrykeel threw everything at Drumoghill in the closing stages and Marty Mc Ateer hit the post in the dying seconds but Regan in goal was in fine form.Team performances from both sides. Referee: Ed MooreDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYDowntown CupFintown Harps AFC 1 v 1 Glenea United ReservesArranmore United P v P Ramelton MarinersOld Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves P v P Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers 1 v 2 Keadue Rovers ReservesSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 v 0 Cranford United (Reversed)Watson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1 v 3 Drumoghill F.C.Castlefin Celtic P v P Cappry RoversDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 11-01-2014 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupGlencar Celtic v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Milford United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesCurragh Athletic v Fintown Harps AFCRamelton Mariners v Erne WanderersMulroy Celtic v Orchard F.C.Gweedore United Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesOld Orchard Saturday Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves v St. Catherines ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers v Cranford United ReservesStrand Rovers v Donegal Town ReservesSUNDAY 12-01-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United v Lifford CelticSt. Catherines v Cranford UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic v Milford UnitedGweedore Celtic v Donegal TownRathmullan Celtic v Curragh AthleticWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic v Keadue RoversKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Bonagee UnitedCappry Rovers v Gweedore UnitedEany Celtic v Dunkineely CelticDrumoghill F.C. v Lagan HarpsCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United v Copany RoversDeele Harps v Glenree UnitedDrumbar F.C. v Whitestrand UnitedConvoy Arsenal v Raphoe TownDunlewy Celtic v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more