The children of Save The Children take Casemiro the football phrase more ball of his life

first_imgCasemiro wanted to collaborate with Save the Children, that since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis has adapted its programs to this exceptional situation and cares for 2,000 vulnerable families through its emergency intervention ‘A tu lado’, a social project focused on giving financial, educational and psychological support to households with children who are at risk of exclusion.The Real Madrid midfielder affirmed this Friday that at the moment he does not think of being first in the League because he is only focused on “fighting” to beat the coronavirus. The international media of the white group surprised through a video call to the children attended by “Save the Children” during the confinement and responded to the questions raised by them as a children’s press conference.“Do we want to win LaLiga? We certainly want to win LaLiga and we want to win the Champions League. But I am not thinking about winning LaLiga, I am thinking about winning the fight against the coronavirus. I believe that if everyone does their part, that is the most important thing “The Real Madrid player said when asked if he wants to win the title. “The first game is against the coronavirus. It is a delicate moment for everyone. The moment is to win the game against the coronavirus,” he said. For the player of the white team, society lives “difficult and complicated” moments and expressed sadness at the situation that many people live. “We have to do our part, stay at home. It is a complicated and delicate moment. Each one has to do his own thing, help and follow the rules,” he added.Casemiro also told the little ones how his childhood was to try to show them the way to overcome difficult situations such as the confinement forced by the coronavirus. “My childhood was complicated and humble. Many times I had nothing to eat, I had no way to go training and I was walking seven or ten kilometers,” he said.In addition, he spoke about Zinedine Zidane and acknowledged that he looked at the French coach when he was little: “If I were not a soccer player I would be working in the world of sports. I love playing sports. I always had an idol who is Zidane. And he is my Coach. I always loved him as a player. It was a pleasure to see him play. My great inspiration was him. “Finally, he explained that when he finishes a game and lies in bed, he is always “calm” because he has done everything possible to sign a good performance. “Many times it is lost or won. But I sleep peacefully because I have given my best. In other aspects of life, we must always do it, give our best,” he said.last_img read more


first_imgCHELSEA VSSUNDERLANDChelsea’s season in the Barclays Premier League goes from bad to worse. On Monday night they lost again, at league leaders Leicester City, leaving them just one point off the relegation zone following their ninth defeat of the season and fifth in seven games. Sunderland won at Stamford Bridge two seasons ago, but that is one of only three wins there in 14 Barclays Premier League visits. None have been drawn with Chelsea winning all the other 11 meetings.NEWCASTLE VS ASTON VILLAHaving beaten Liverpool 2-0 in their previous game, Newcastle have won back-to-back Barclays Premier League games for the first time in over a year, when they won five in a row, in October and November 2014. Villa lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal at home last Sunday and they are now without a win in 15 league games, the joint-longest current run in English football (along with League 2 side York City).STOKE CITY VSCRYSTAL PALACEStoke are 11th in the Barclays Premier League while Crystal Palace moved into sixth place in the Premier League thanks to their first ever top-flight win over Southampton in 14 attempts last Saturday. The Eagles have lost just one of their past six Premier League matches, winning three and losing just one, with Yohan Cabaye scoring the winner against Southampton.WEST BROM VS BOURNEMOUTHAfter winning at Chelsea and at home to Manchester United, AFC Bournemouth should be confident of boosting further their hopes of avoiding relegation. That extended their unbeaten run to four games (following two draws), after six league games without a win. They go to The Hawthorns where West Bromwich Albion have lost four of their eight games while winning just two. Only Aston Villa (six) have lost more PL games at home.WATFORD VSLIVERPOOLOdion Ighalo got Watford’s winner at Sunderland last weekend and has now the most goals by a Watford player in Premier League history (10). Liverpool, meanwhile, came back from behind to steal a point at home to West Bromwich Albion last Sunday, but they are two places and a point behind Watford.SWANSEA CITY VSWEST HAMSwansea City have lost their last three and five of six Barclays Premier League games and are now just one place off the relegation zone, only on goal difference, after winning just three games all season, two of which have come at the Liberty Stadium. And they have scored just eight league goals in Wales. West Ham have won four away from home but they have gone six league games without a win, drawing four including last weekend’s 0-0 stalemate at home to Stoke City.last_img read more

Filoil: Mapua sends UP to 0-2 start after shock win

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Juan Gomez de Liaño nailed two crucial treys to cut the lead down to two, 75-73 in the last 27.5 seconds, but Biteng was able to wiggle out of the UP defense to once again bring Mapua’s lead to 77-73 advantage and seal the win.Bright Akhuetie carried UP with 30 points and 18 rebounds, while Paul Desiderio got 13 points and 10 assists, but shot a measly 1-of-8 clip from three as the Fighting Maroons dropped to 0-2.The Scores:MAPUA 79 — Biteng 19, Jabel 13, Victoria 12, Serrano 8, Salenga 8, Bonifacio 7, Pelayo 5, Pajarillo 3, Bunag 2, Lugo 2, Aguirre 0, Garcia 0.UP 78 — Akhuetie 30, Desiderio 13, Ju. Gomez de Liaño 12, Murrell 9, Lim 4, Gozum 4, Manzo 3, Vito 2, Ja. Gomez de Liaño 1, Jaboneta 0, Dario 0, Longa 0.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Quarters: 19-15, 35-32, 55-56, 79-78. 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Eric Jabel. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netMapua University showed its fangs against preseason favorite University of the Philippines and delivered a shock 79-78 victory Sunday at the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Eric Jabel and Justin Serrano teamed up in helping the Cardinals erect a 75-67 lead in the final minute, while also holding off a belated uprising from the Fighting Maroons to start their preseason preparation on a good note.ADVERTISEMENT Exe Biteng paced Mapua with 19 points and three rebounds, while Jabel got eight of his 13 in the fourth frame.Laurenz Victoria contributed 12 points, five assists, and three boards, and Serrano just missed out on a double-double with his eight points and 10 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It’s the effort,” said coach Atoy Co. “We have less big men and more small players and that’s what we’re trying to do, to play fast and run. But what’s important for me is we play defense.”The Cardinals did a good job of stifling the Fighting Maroons from long range, forcing them to shoot 26-percent from beyond the arc. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pascua: Pons deserves to win UAAP MVP Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

World-class Ironman triathlete on mend from broken neck

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team His, though, is a painful tale.He was in elite shape heading into the world championships last season in Kailua-Kona for a race that combines a 2.4-mile (3.86 kilometers) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon. That May, he set a world record at an Ironman event in Brazil, finishing the course in a blistering time of 7 hours, 40 minutes, 23 seconds.Don was on a nice leisurely bike ride — for him anyway — in Hawaii to wake up the legs. He was in the cycling lane when a white pickup truck turned in front of him. Don’s first reaction wasn’t so much about personal safety before slamming into side of the vehicle. No, it was about the new racing wheels on his Specialized bike.“I was like, ‘I’m going to need a new tires now,’” said Don, who trains in Boulder.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Molinari not flashy except the players he beats View comments LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced This November 2017 image provided by On shows Tim Don outside his home in Boulder Colo. A few days before the 2017 Ironman world championships in Hawaii, British-born triathlete Tim Don was out on a training ride when he got hit by a truck. For three months, the 40-year-old world-record holder wore a halo to stabilize his broken neck. Nicknamed “The Don,” his mission is straightforward: Get back to Hawaii and finish what he started. (Frank Vetterott/On via AP)BOULDER, Colo. — Ironman triathlete Tim Don carries a constant reminder of the accident with him — besides, of course, a neck that can only turn to the left and the fading marks from where screws painfully dug into his forehead.It’s tucked away in his wallet: A driver’s license that features a photo of Don wearing a halo device to stabilize his broken neck.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ When he ventured out, he was asked all about the halo. That was sometimes followed by if he had seen the film, “Bleed for This .” It’s based on the story of world champion boxer Vinny Paz, who broke his neck in a car crash, wore a halo and rose to prominence again. His comeback story was dramatized in the 2016 film starring Miles Teller.“I’m basically trying to do the same thing — without Hollywood and all the glamour of boxing,” said Don, who had a fifth screw added to his halo midway through because it was getting too loose.On Jan. 3, Don had the halo removed . For another two months, he wore a hard collar to protect his neck. His fitness was back at square one even though he was squeezing in some training against doctor’s orders.“I was like, ’How am I going to get there?” said Don, who’s raced twice in Hawaii and is still searching for his first podium finish. “Everyone was racing and training for two hours or more a day. I’m doing 30 minutes on the bike at (a low level). That was pretty hard.”Hawaii and competing in that October race has kept him motivated. He trained in the pool with a snorkel since his neck could barely turn. He rode as much as possible with his fellow training partners on his left because he still struggles to turn the other way.“His story is amazing — how he went from Olympian to reinventing himself in the Ironman to having this tragic accident,” his manager Franko Vatterott said. “Now it’s ‘Tim 3.0.’ He amazes me every single month, because he always has some sort of breakthrough.”His first test: The Boston Marathon. He wanted to see if this entire endeavor was realistic and set his goal at finishing in less than 3 hours. He went 2:49:42.Next test: A “70.3” triathlon in Costa Rica last month. He won by nearly a minute .Now a crucial test: Hamburg. He’s so far back in the point standings that he figures he must do well in order qualify for Hawaii. His wife and two kids, who are in England as he trains, will meet him there. He’s optimistic even if he estimates he’s only 85 percent and sometimes bothered by an aching hip.“That’s all I’m trying to do — get back to Kona,” Don said. “For me, it would be closing a chapter. It would be an emotional day. A hard day, but very emotional.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins That’s the last thought he had before waking up on a stretcher about 20 minutes later.“I was in a neck brace and my shoulder hurt, but I was still thinking, ’I can get through the swim, I’ve just got whiplash, and once I’m on the bike I’ll be OK,’” recounted Don , whose recovery was chronicled in a documentary titled “The Man with the Halo ” that was directed by Emmy award-winner Andrew Hinton and commissioned by Don’s sponsor, the Swiss-based sportswear company “On.”Then, the MRI returned. A fractured vertebra high up in his neck.There went the race. Possibly, his career.He was flown back to Colorado and presented with two options: Fuse his vertebrae, which might restrict his swimming and biking, or wear a halo device that consisted of a vest, stabilization bars and a carbon ring encircling his head with multiple screws tightened into his skull.The halo won out.“I wasn’t fearful, because I knew I could race again,” said Don, who competed for Britain in the triathlon at three Summer Olympics, with his best finish 10th at the 2000 Games. “But at what level? I was trying to be optimistic about it. But there was that thought I might not get the full range of motion back in my neck.”Early on, he was in discomfort and the pain medication was making him sick. On one occasion, he even went out to the garage to get an Allen wrench and take the screws out himself.His wife stopped him.Don couldn’t recline to sleep. He couldn’t shower on his own. He couldn’t even pick anything up. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:14Carpio 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 “Insane, right?” the British-born Don said, laughing, as he flashed his license. “I didn’t think they’d take the picture with me like that. Now I’m always asked about it whenever I show my license.”A few days before the 2017 Ironman world championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, last October, the world-class endurance athlete nicknamed “The Don” was on a training ride when he smashed into a truck that pulled in front of him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Three months in a halo, two months in a hard collar and lots of physical therapy later, the 40-year-old’s mission remains straight-forward: Get back to Hawaii and finish what he started.“I’m still living the story of my broken neck,” said Don, who figures he needs a top-four finish at Ironman Hamburg in Germany on Sunday to secure a spot for Hawaii, a race that’s regarded as the Super Bowl of his sport. “But no one is going to feel sorry for you, because when the gun goes, we all have our stories.”last_img read more

No. 1 seed at stake for Alab PH, Formosa

first_imgIn the midst of their toughest stretch of the season, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas has little time to sulk.On the heels of their worst loss of the ABL Season 9, the reigning champions try to get back on track immediately as they battle the Formosa Dreamers on Sunday night in a matchup that could determine which team gets the top seeding in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption PJ Ramos finished with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Josh Urbiztondo tallied 16 points on five triples, but the Filipinos sorely missed Balkman’s all-around game as they fell to 18-6, just half a game behind the Dreamers.A win by Formosa against Alab will push the Taiwanese team ahead in the race for the No. 1 seeding.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Game time is at 8 p.m. at Santa Rosa Multi Purpose Sports Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna, where Alab has not lost in nine games this season.The long and exacting grind is taking a toll on Alab, which missed import Renaldo Balkman and key players like Brandon Rosser, Lawrence Domingo and JR Alabanza in an 84-114 loss to the Macau Black Bears in Foshan, China, on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Filipino ballclub got off to a blazing start, taking an 18-5 lead, but Macau’s Filipino-American guard, Mikh McKinney, and Dewarick Spencer combined for 12 of their team’s 16 triples as the Black Bears rolled over Alab in the next three periods to improve to 13-11.McKinney waxed hot anew, exploding for 43 points, while Spencer poured 42 points for the Black Bears. 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chiefcenter_img MOST READ Amid the grind, staying healthy still top priority for Eduard Folayang Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Politicians unite in reverence for Diwali

first_img…even as quibble over ‘observance date’ persistsGuyana today joins scores of countries across the world to observe Deepavali or Diwali – a time when citizens across social, economic and the political strata join observance of the religious festival of ‘light over darkness.’Guyana’s two largest mass based political parties – on the occasion – were in sync with their messages, one articulating the belief “our diversity has worked and will continue to work to the country’s advantage”, while the other proclaiming occasions like Diwali continue to present the opportunity for all of our people to display to the world, as one nation, the beauty and uniqueness of our cultural, ethnic and religious diversity and tolerance.Diwali LampsThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in its message to Guyanese for Diwali 2017 said “it is from this perspective that we continue to note the division which has recently erupted in respect of the date when we are to celebrate this great festival.”According to the Opposition People’s Progressive Party, “As we celebrate this most auspicious occasion of the Hindu calendar, we call on all Guyanese, in particular our Hindu brothers and sisters, to reflect upon the significance of this great festival and to inculcate its message into our daily lives, as we strive together, to remove the darkness of hate, discrimination and racism and replace them with the illumination of love, unity and brotherhood. “The party nonetheless is hopeful that in the near future, “these differences will be reconciled so that this pious occasion can continue to be observed in an atmosphere and environment which is devoid of any controversy and overwhelmed with divinity and mutual respect.”The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) in its Diwali 2017 used the occasion to remind that it has always been and will always remain respectful of Guyana’s cultural and religious diversity.According to the Party – constituting the largest faction of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity -“Our diversity is an asset not a liability… As we celebrate Diwali, the PNCR remains committed to ensuring unity in diversity so that our beloved country can experience real development and progress. Diwali is universally recognised as the Festival of Light, the triumph of knowledge over ignorance and the substitution of all that is negative with that which is positive.”Meanwhile, the Indian Action Committee (IAC) is also calling upon the various Hindu organisations to agree upon one date for Diwali in 2018.The IAC, in its message, calls upon all Guyanese to respect the sanctity of Diwali and engage in appropriate and fitting observances and activities.The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union in its Diwali message, also alluded to being aware of the current differences surrounding the actual dates for this year’s Diwali celebration, but do earnestly hope that this would not detract from full participation in the festivity nor will it serve in any way to obscure its enduring significance.last_img read more

MLS sensation dampens Liverpool and Tottenham transfer talk

first_img Sebastian Giovinco 1 Sebastian Giovinco is happy at Toronto – despite talk of renewed interest from Liverpool and Tottenham.The Italian moved to the MLS side in January to sign a four-year contract worth £4.5m a season, ending a nine-year spell with his boyhood club Juventus.Since making the switch the 5ft 4in playmaker, who is dubbed the ‘Atomic Ant’, has been in stunning form for his new club.Giovinco has scored 22 goals in 31 appearances and his performances have reignited interest from the Premier League.Both Liverpool and Tottenham are reportedly monitoring his situation, but the 28-year-old has insists he is settled in Toronto.“I’m happy where I am. I only just changed club, so let me enjoy this adventure first,” Giovinco told Rai Sport.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 Kildrum Tigers 2Kildrum brought much of the attack to the Seasiders in the opening half and took a fortuitous lead on 40 minutes when Declan Curtis was adjudged to have been upended by Hoops shot stopper Sean Black. Referee Paddy Melaugh awarded a penalty which was duly converted by Brian Lynch into the left top corner. They were two ahead on 48 minutes when Gareth Colhoun’s cross was turned into his own net by Hoops’ midfielder Marty Mc Daid. Kevin Mc Grath pulled one back for Rathmullan on 78 minutes when he scored an over-head kick after been set up by Terry Mc Auley. The Hoops almost snatched a late draw with McDaid seeing his strike deflected perilously wide of the Tigers goal on 86 minutes. Brian Coll was outstanding alongside Gary Crossan for the Tigers with Terry Mc Auley and Eoin Sheridan hitting the high notes on a dismal cold day at the Seaside for the Hoops. Referee: Paddy Melaugh St. Catherines 4 Cranford United 2St. Catherine’s played host to Cranford in Emerald Park on Sunday afternoon. On thirty six minutes the Saints were given a free kick which was taken by Aidan Mc Ginley. The ballspilled to Shane Molloy who stabbed home from six yards. The second half started with Cranford looking to get back on level terms and they did create chances. On 58 minutes they were awarded a penalty which they scored. Cranford barely had time to celebrate their goal as within three minutes the Saints had regained the lead through Daniel Breslin who hit a curling shot that went straight into the bottom corner. With 80 minutes on the clock Cranford levelled again to set up an interesting finish. Deep into stoppage time the Saints were awarded a penalty when Daniel Breslin was fouled in the box. Up stepped Jason Noctor and he calmly slotted the ball into the Cranford net. Barry Rose completed the scoring when Cranford were caught on the counterattack as they looked for an equaliser. Best for Saints was Jason Noctor. Best for Cranford was Kyle Black.Gweedore Celtic 2 Cappry Rovers 2At a windswept Screaban Cappry Rovers will be happy enough with a share of the points. The visitors played with the aid of the wind in the first half but despite having the bulk of possession they created four chances. The home side should have gone ahead on ten minutes but Tommy Diver couldn’t convert Colin Ferry’s cross. Cappry took the lead on twenty minutes when a corner into the goalmouth broke to Michael Lynch and he lashed it into the net. Gweedore were back on level terms five minutes later when Odhran Mc Niallais was fouled in the penalty area and Jamie Boyle took the penalty and although the keeper stopped the kick the ball rolled over the goal line. Ten minutes into the second half the home side went ahead with Colin Ferry finishing an in-swinging corner from Jamie Boyle. Gweedore pushed forward but despite hitting the post and the crossbar they couldn’t increase the lead. They were made to regret those mistakes when Paddy Mc Nulty headed in from close range on seventy five minutes. Best for Gweedore were Peter Mc Gee and Jamie Boyle. A decent team effort from Cappry. Referee: Ed MooreDrumoghill F.C. 4 Donegal Town 1Paddy ‘Pajo’ Rafferty hammered home a first half hat-trick to set Drumoghill on route to another victory as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season. Rafferty’s hat-trick was the perfect response after Donegal Town had taken an early lead through Declan Brogan and ensured his team went into the half-time interval with a 3-1 lead. Richie Moore added a fourth early in the second half to effectively end the contest as Drumoghill ran out comfortable and deserving winners. Rafferty will deservedly grab the headlines but it was the performance of debutant David Shovlin in midfield that was the real difference between the teams. Referee: Kevin Logue. Lifford Celtic 3 Glenea United 1Lifford hit the front on 20 minutes as Ross Porter beat Joe Coll in the Glenea net following a neat move involving Stuart Carlin and Kian Patton. Minutes later David Gethins broke on Lifford’s right flank and squared to Porter who calmly finished to the bottom corner from 20 yards to double Lifford’s advantage. Glenea reduced Lifford’s advantage to a single goal on the hour mark as Darren Mc Keever broke the offside trap to finish to the net. From the resulting kick off Lifford attacked and Porter completed his hat-trick, getting on the end of a Kevin Mc Brearty delivery. Glenea almost set-up a grandstand finale only for a wonder save from Paul Given following a corner on 80 minutes. Two decent team performances with Porter’s goals the difference.Watson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic 1 Lagan Harps 6 An understrength Curragh Athletic suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of high flying Lagan Harps who moved second in the League. Chris Toner converted a Stephen O’ Donnell cross to put Lagan Harps one up and Kenny Doran added a second to leave it 2-0 at the break. Gerard Hilley added a third after the break. Lagan registered further goals from Toner again and a double from Austy Marron. Justin Mc Bride was the Curragh’s scorer. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin.Dunkineely Celtic 1 Whitestrand United 0Dunkineely gained their first points of the season with this narrow victory over Whitestrand. Played in terrible conditions with gale force winds and hail both teams struggled to make any chances in the opening half. The deadlock was broken on fifty minutes when young James Byrne scored his first senior goal from close range following a corner. Dunkineely dominated the second period creating numerous chances but failing to take them. Whitestrand offered very little in attack and the home side held on for a very welcome three points.Copany Rovers 0 Gweedore United 2Copany played Gweedore in terrible playing conditions. The game was a scrappy affair in which Gweedore took the lead through a deflected own goal . The second was no better as the hail pelted down and Gweedore added to their lead with a fine curling effort from John Mc Fadden. Copany pressed well at the end but had no luck and it ended 0-2. Doohan was best for Gweedore side and it was a team performance from Copany.CT Ball Division TwoBonagee United 4 Convoy Arsenal 1Convoy came close to scoring on six minutes when a good strike from Jonny Robb went just wide of the post. Bonagee took the lead on twelve minutes when a Seamus Mc Ginty throw in found Noel O’ Donnell just inside the box and the big striker turned the defender and laid the ball off to Aiden Mc Laughlin who shot home from six yards. Frankie Mc Brearty saw his free kick from twenty five yards on twenty eight minute tipped over the bar by Christopher O’Donnell in the Convoy goal. Bonagee got their second on thirty five minutes when Ashmore crossed the ball to Mc Laughlin and he fired home from fifteen yards. Mc Laughlin was denied his hat-trick on fifty two minutes when the ball fell to him on the edge of the six yard box but his strike on goal was brilliantly turned around the post by the keeper. Bonagee went three up on seventy minutes Mark Hunter was brought down by the keeper and the referee pointed to the spot and Frank Mc Brearty made no mistake from the spot. Bonagee got number four two minutes later when Peter Mc Namee won the ball in midfield, broke through the defence laid the ball off the Mc Laughlin and he shot home from the edge of the box. Jason Toner had a good strike on goal for the visitors from twenty yards just go wide of the post on seventy five minutes. Darren Harvey scored for the visitors on eighty minutes from a free kick from twenty five yards. Referee: Michael ConnollyDeele Harps 4 Glenree United 0Deele entertained Glenree at The Athletic Grounds on a wintry afternoon. There was a sombre start to proceedings with an impeccably observed minutes silence in memory of the late Seamus Hegarty, Deele Harps’ former player and assistant treasurer and his good friend Kevin Woods. Deele dominated from early on with Aidy Gallagher’s deflected shot giving the home side the lead in the 20th minute. Striker Shane Gallagher doubled Deele’s lead on 35 minutes with a fine finish from just inside the box. The second half was a battle but Deele defended well and the impressive Barry Curran scored a cracker, pulling the ball out of the sky with one touch and hammering home with his second touch. Deele completed the job when Aidy Gallagher scored a fine individual goal after a mazy run from half-way he fired low into the bottom corner the wrap up the win. There was still time for Willie Curran to make a stunning penalty save in the last minute to preserve the clean sheet.Eany Celtic 0 Ballybofey United 5This game played in wintry conditions started with the home side going close in the first five minutes through Pauric McHugh. The visitors then had a good chance on the half hour but were denied by a fine reaction save by Gavin Mulreany in the Eany goal. The deadlock was broken when, following a Ballybofey corner, Damien Glackin was fouled in the box. Mark Griffin scored the spot kick. The home side started the second half similar to the first and Brain McCabe went close to the equaliser with a header. With the home side pushing to get back on level terms they were caught on the counter attack by Damien Glackin. This was followed up by Calvin McGowan and two more from Damien Glackin.ReportsDowntown CupGroup ACranford United Reserves 1 Ramelton Mariners 2Ramelton Mariners hosted Cranford Reserves on Saturday. The game started off with the Mariners controlling the tempo. The breakthrough came in the 27th minute when midfield maestro Barry Cullen left three defenders floundering with one turn and then played a through ball which Ricky Fisher who finished superbly over the keeper. Cranford levelled on 39 minutes when, after a goalmouth scramble, an unfortunate Mariners’ defender deflected the ball into his own net. Ramelton got their winner on 75 minutes when Peter Brannigan finished a fine move by tapping the ball into the net. Cranford pressed hard but the Mariners’ defence marshalled by Gavin Mackey held out. Best for mariner’ were Eddie Boyce, Joe Coyle and Ricky fisher. A team effort by CranfordMulroy Celtic 5 Milford United Reserves 3Milford visited Tri a Locha for the second time in a fortnight. The home side took the lead through Michael Sweeney. The goal came courtesy of a mix up in the Milford defence. The away side struck back through an own goal after good work by Ciaran Blaney on the left hand side. The goal seemed to galvanise Mulroy and they created several chances, with Sweeney, Mc Elwaine and Mc Bride going close. They regained the lead through Shaun McGovern who was quickest to react to a Sweeney shot that rebounded off the post. They increased their lead with Michael adding a second to his personal account. The fourth soon followed with the Sweeney brothers combining well ending with Eamon sweeping the ball into the bottom corner from eighteen yards. Number five came from Captain Tony McBride who’s daisy cutter nestled in the bottom corner. Credit to Milford they didn’t let the heads drop and pulled a goal back through Whelan who met a cross and flicked the ball through the keepers legs from twelve yards, neat finish. They put a better complexion on the score line with a fine finish late on. Paddy Heraghty was flawless on debut at centre half with Jerry Friel producing a tireless performance. Battling Milford team display.Glencar Celtic 2 Glenree United Reserves 0Glencar got off to a winning start in their first Downtown Cup game of this campaign. They controlled the game from start to finish but found it difficult to penetrate the Glenree defence who were well organised. Seany Houston produced that bit of class needed midway through the first half to put Glencar one up when he controlled a ball on the edge of the box and produced top drawer finish into the top corner. This should have sparked Glencar into gear but they just couldn’t hit top form on a cold wet day in Rathmullan. Joe Baker eventually got Glencar’s second of the game.Group BArranmore United 0 Keadue Rovers Reserves 2A young understrength Arranmore put up a gallant display against near neighbours Keadue. The home side’s first half offering was one rasping drive from Conor Proctor which Ben Boyle did well to save. Arranmore started the better in the 2nd half and were denied on 55 minutes by a great last ditch tackle from O’ Brien. Turski then had a great effort well saved by Boyle. Arranmore had keeper Greene to thank as Keadue finished the stronger. The breakthrough came on 83 minutes when a shot from O’ Brien found the net. Arranmore looked for the equaliser but were caught on the break when Adam Neely made the game safe in the 90 minute. Best for Keadue were Aidan Gillespie and Arron Boyle. Best for Arranmore was Conor Proctor. Referee: Seamus Mc GroryStrand Rovers 0 Glenea United Reserves 0Both sides had spells of supremacy in this Cup match played in Maghery. Kevin Mc Govern’s second half save was the main talking point when he denied Glenea a certain goal. A share of the spoils was the fairest result on the day when the weather didn’t make for attractive football.Group CTullyvinney Rovers 3 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 3Drumoghill had to come from behind to rescue a point in their opening Downtown Cup match against Tullyvinney in the Cross. A highly entertaining encounter was played between the sides with chances for both sides to take all three points but a point apiece a fair result..Tullyvinney started brightest with Joel Cromie scoring after only 5 minutes. The second goal came from a spilled shot and Matthew Grant was on hand to score. Drumoghill replied somewhat against the run of play when Ethan Mc Cready reduced the deficit. Tullyvinney had the better of the chances in the first half and went 3-1 ahead through Captain Stephen Devine.John Rodgers then beat the offside trap to leave the minimum between the sides at the break. In the second half Drumoghill had the better of the chances. Richard Tinney headed the equaliser to assure his team a share of the points. Best for Tullyvinney were Paul McDaid and Joel Cromie. Good team performance from Drumoghill. Referee: George ClintonCurragh Athletic Reserves 0 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 4Curragh played a very understrength team with six of their starting team missing. Owen Harvey was unlucky to be ruled offside when he shot past the keeper. Curragh had most of the possession in the first half. Castlefin strengthened their team for the second half and scored on 55 minutes through JP Malley. Curragh had a chance to equalize but the keeper saved well. David Stewart then scored in the 78th minute. Castlefin dominated for the rest of the game and scored again in the 83rd. Curragh’s 15 year old Tim Callaghan had a powerful header saved by the keeper. Castlefin rounded off a good victory in the 89th minute through Owen Neill. Man of the Match: Tim Callaghan, Curragh Athletic. Team effort by CastlefinGroup DFintown Harps AFC 2 Donegal Town Reserves 2Shan Mc Millan scored the only goal of the opening half to give Fintown the advantage. Darragh Gallagher doubled their advantage in the second half. Their joy was short lived however as two quickfire goals from Donegal Town Reserves levelled the match.ResultsDowntown CupGroup ACranford United Reserves 1 v 2 Ramelton MarinersMulroy Celtic 5 v 3 Milford United ReservesGlencar Celtic 2 v 0 Glenree United ReservesGroup BArranmore United 0 v 2 Keadue Rovers ReservesStrand Rovers 0 v 0 Glenea United ReservesGroup CTullyvinney Rovers 3 v 3 Drumoghill F.C. ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 0 v 4 Castlefin Celtic ReservesGroup DSt. Catherines Reserves P v P Drumbar F.C.Fintown Harps AFC 2 v 2 Donegal Town ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 v 2 Kildrum TigersSt. Catherines 4 v 2 Cranford UnitedGweedore Celtic 2 v 2 Cappry RoversDrumoghill F.C. 4 v 1 Donegal TownLifford Celtic 3 v 1 Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic 1 v 6 Lagan HarpsDunkineely Celtic 1 v 0 Whitestrand UnitedCopany Rovers 0 v 2 Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United 4 v 1 Convoy ArsenalDeele Harps 4 v 0 Glenree UnitedEany Celtic 0 v 5 Ballybofey UnitedFAI Junior CupMilford United 1 v 2 Cherry OrchardKilmacrennan Celtic 3 v 1 Illies CelticFixturesSaturday 13-12-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupGroup AMilford United Reserves v Cranford United ReservesRamelton Mariners v Glencar CelticGlenree United Reserves v Mulroy CelticGroup BGlenea United Reserves v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Keadue Rovers Reserves v Strand RoversGroup CCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversOrchard F.C. v Curragh Athletic ReservesGroup DDonegal Town Reserves v St. Catherines ReservesErne Wanderers v Fintown Harps AFCSunday 14-12-2014Oscar Traynor TrophySligo / Leitrim League v Donegal Junior LeagueWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic v Whitestrand UnitedCastlefin Celtic v Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town v Ballybofey UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: December 7th, 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 LeaguefixturesreportsResultslast_img read more


first_imgA rescue operation was launched earlier this afternoon when a student got stuck in sinking sand on a picturesque Donegal beach.The male student who is a foreign national was walking on Dunfanaghy Bay, Horn Head when he became submerged in quick sand shortly after 4pm.A member of the public heard the student shouting for help and immediately rang 999 and alerted the Mulroy Coastguard. A 118 rescue chopper from Sligo was dispatched and Gardaí from Milford were also sent to attend the scene.The Mulroy Coastguard Unit were the first on the scene and were able to rescue the student by using ropes and their vehicles.The Mulroy Coastguard then informed the 118 rescue chopper that the student had been rescued and that they no longer required their services.The 118 chopper returned to base in Sligo. The relived student suffered no injuries although he was very shook up about the whole incident but was very thankful of all the efforts that were made to save him.STUDENT RESCUED AFTER BECOMING SUBMERGED IN SINKING SAND was last modified: June 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:118 Rescue ChopperbeachdonegalDunfanaghyForeignHorn HeadnewsSinking Sandstudentlast_img read more

Donegal school children take part in nationwide art event ‘CRAFTed’

first_imgDonegal school children took part in a nationwide programme this week at the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s event, CRAFTed. CRAFTed is a nationwide, primary level programme, which supports the delivery of the visual arts curriculum.The programme works with teachers, craftspeople and students. The event aims to provide all those engaged with it with skills for life through positive, collaborative engagement.Clive Wasson some of the event around Donegal this week and captured some of the best moments.See below…Over ninty Donegal school children took part in this years Donegal Education centre and Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s CRAFTed programmed their terms work with professional artists, showcased at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Scoil Bhride Convoy students with there project and Kim Sharkey, Design and Craft Council Ireland, Carrie Lynam, Grainee Reid, Catriona McCullagh, Aoife Thomas and Ms McDaid. Photo Clive WassonOver ninty Donegal school children took part in this years Donegal Education centre and Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s CRAFTed programmed their terms work with professional artists, showcased at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Crannogbui National School students with Karen Craig, Margarette Smyth, Principal, Margareet McGirr, Teacher and Carrie Lynam, Craft Council, Photo Clive WassonOver ninty Donegal school children took part in this years Donegal Education centre and Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s CRAFTed programmed their terms work with professional artists, showcased at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Students from Castlefinn National School with Catriona McBride, SNA, Sharon Murray, Principal, Carrie Lynam, Design Craft Council Ireland, JOhnny Shields, Artis, Kim Sharkey, Design and Craft Council Ireland, Brenda Gallagher, Teacher and Anne Gilmore. Photo Clive WassonOver ninty Donegal school children took part in this years Donegal Education centre and Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s CRAFTed programmed their terms work with professional artists, showcased at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. At the event are , Aoife Thomas, Artist, Johnny Shields, Artist, Kim Sharkey, Craft Council, Carrie Lynam, Design Craft Council Ireland, Karen O’kane Artist and Jeremy Howard, RCC Manager. Photo Clive WassonOver ninty Donegal school children took part in this years Donegal Education centre and Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s CRAFTed programmed their terms work with professional artists, showcased at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Croaghross NS students with Helen Hayes, Principal and Karen O’Kane, Artist. Photo Clive WassonDonegal school children take part in nationwide art event ‘CRAFTed’ was last modified: July 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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