Coach bemoans West Indies batting approach in Dubai conditions

first_img “(They are) quality spin bowlers on pitches they are used to bowling on and they did a very good job. We didn’t find a way with the bat to combat that. It certainly wasn’t through a lack of effort by the players; they just found it very difficult. It’s disappointing.” Radford was quick to praise Pakistan’s batting effort, which saw them tally 160 for four off their 20 overs after being sent in. “Pakistan have bowled well and have actually fielded very well, and when they batted, they showed that on a slow wicket and a big outfield, it’s actually all about knocking the ball into gaps and doing a lot of running,” he explained. “They ran a lot of twos, which I think really stretched us, and I don’t think it was ever going to be a game for lots of boundaries because I don’t think it was that type of surface or that type of outfield.” DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Batting coach Toby Radford said West Indies once again failed to adjust to conditions in Saturday night’s second Twenty20 International and need to find answers ahead of the final game tomorrow. For the second straight day, the reigning World champions found themselves completely outclassed by Pakistan, this time slumping to a 16-run defeat to surrender the three-match series. Radford said his side’s batting performance had once again been “disappointing”, pointing out that it followed a similar trend to Friday’s nine-wicket loss in the opening game. “The first power play today and yesterday were similar. (We were) five (wickets) down yesterday, three down in the first six (overs) today, and I think the big difference, when you looked at Pakistan in the first six, (is that) they were 38 for one (in the opening game) and 39 for one (today),” said the Englishman, who joined the side just before the series. “Clearly, the game plan from Pakistan has been to have slow wickets, bowl a lot of spin and have very big boundaries. The West Indies are known to be a big six-hitting and boundary-hitting side and normally play on slightly quicker pitches and slightly smaller outfields, but it is up to us to find a way around that.” Chasing 161 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium in order to level the series, West Indies never got going, slumping to 19 for three in the sixth over and then 89 for seven in the 16th. “I thought Sohail Tanvir bowled very well with the new ball tonight and picked up two wickets. I thought yesterday Imad (Wasim) picking up five wickets was very, very good,” Radford said about the first game on Friday. GOOD JOBlast_img read more

Curry’s big night carries Warriors to sixth straight win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Pelicans: The Pelicans were outrebounded 46-42. … Elfrid Payton missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle. … New Orleans lost each of its previous two games scoring 111 points, against Utah and Denver. … The Pelicans have lost 28 of 31 overall to Golden State including playoffs. … New Orleans won 126-120 at Oracle Arena on April 7 to snap a 10-game losing streak on Golden State’s home floor.Warriors: Reserve G Shaun Livingston missed his third straight game with soreness in his right foot. The MRI was clear, coach Steve Kerr said, “but we are going to be very careful with Shaun.” Kerr also plans to take every precaution with fellow veteran Andre Iguodala because “we want both guys to be fresh and ready to roll for the playoffs.” … Three Golden State starters had two fouls by early in the second quarter — Curry, Green and Damian Jones. … The Warriors played at home on Halloween for the first time since hosting Phoenix on Oct. 31, 2000.UP NEXTPelicans: At Trail Blazers on Thursday.Warriors: Host Timberwolves on Friday seeking a fifth straight home win in the series. Green has 50 assists in the last five games and is a big reason the Warriors are passing so well this season. They finished with a season-high 39 assists.“Probably the best player on the floor tonight,” Kerr said of Green. “… We are only as good as Draymond is on many nights.”Anthony Davis returned from a two-game absence with a sprained right elbow and shot just 6 of 16 for 17 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists for the Pelicans, who lost a five-game Western Conference semifinal to Golden State last postseason.“I thought he was a little winded,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “They weren’t going to let him catch the ball and go one-on-one against anybody down there.”Klay Thompson scored 18 points with one 3-pointer for the Warriors two days after setting an NBA record with 14 3s and scoring 52 in a blowout road win against the Bulls.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No question Golden State’s coach is getting a thrill watching No. 30’s hot hand — as in 52.9 percent from 3-point range through nine games.Curry scored 37 points with seven 3-pointers for his sixth 30-point game of the season and dished out nine assists, and the Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 131-121 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’ve always said I want to continue to try to improve my shooting and get more efficient,” Curry said. “Obviously a good start to that but got to sustain it and stick to the program of what I’ve been doing.”Kevin Durant added 24 points and eight assists, and Draymond Green contributed 16 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for his first double-double of the season. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ View comments Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots in front of New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California — Steve Kerr scratched his head when asked why Stephen Curry is shooting the ball so well at the start of his 10th NBA season.“It’s, um, I don’t know,” Kerr said.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘A hell of a night’: Emotional Derrick Rose savors his career-high 50 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Curry scored 16 points in the third quarter with four 3s. He wound up 12 for 20 and 7 of 11 from deep.Two-time defending champion Golden State’s lone loss came in the third game of the season by two points at Denver on Oct. 21.Jrue Holiday had 28 points and nine assists while Nikola Mirotic added 26 points and 12 rebounds for New Orleans, which has a quick turnaround playing at Portland on Thursday night. The Pelicans lost their third straight.The Warriors had 12 assists on 16 baskets with five 3-pointers in their 43-point first quarter.MOMENT OF SILENCEA moment of silence was held before the game for San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, who died Wednesday at age 80.“For me, Willie McCovey represents a major figure from my childhood,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who grew up a Dodgers fan. “Hearing Vin Scully talking about Willie McCovey and the Dodger/Giant rivalry. I’m well aware of how beloved Willie was here in the Bay Area and by the Giants family. We extend our condolences to Willie’s family and to the Giants family. Everybody here with the Warriors is thinking about them tonight.”LET’S GET TROPICAL!During his sharp-shooting barrage against Chicago, Thompson was forced to wear a large yellow headband over a cut on his forehead, and he joked after the game he looked like Jackie Moon, Will Ferrell’s character from the movie “Semi-Pro.” Thompson then arrived to the arena Wednesday dressed as Moon in a Flint Tropics jersey for Halloween.TIP-INSlast_img read more

SWF must not be used as a “cash cow” – former T&T PM

first_img…recommends legislative framework to protect reserveThe Government of Guyana is giving great consideration towards the establishment of a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), which is an investment reserve that is expected to benefit the country’s economy and people.However, former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is strongly warning that this accumulation of money, once in place, should not be used as a “cash cow” for whenever there is a deficit in financial budgeting.Funding for the SWF comes from Central Bank reserves that are set aside as a result of budget and trade surpluses, and from revenue generated from the export of natural resources. In Trinidad, a similar fund exists and is termed the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF), but according to Persad-Bissessar, the Government has been burrowing into the reserve to support any financial imbalance. This, she said, brings no development, and Guyana should put legislation in place to protect against unnecessary withdrawals.“I do not recommend the SWF being used to supplement recurring expenditure, as has been happening recently in Trinidad and Tobago. Recurrent expenditure brings no return, it beings no development; and therefore, whatever legislation you make, I suggest you put within it a prohibition for drawdowns not to be utilised for recurrent expenditure,” she admonished.“Your SWF is an insurance policy. It is not — nor should it be seen as — a “cash cow,” that anytime you have a financing deficit that you will dip into it. It doesn’t work like that; it is only to be used in specific circumstances,” she explained.When looking at ways in which excess resources can be channelled into the SWF, the former Prime Minister asserted that the emerging oil and gas industry is positively identified as a source. It can also cushion the sector when prices are low.“SWFs are often linked to oil prices, or can be a legal clause in a petroleum licence or petroleum production contract. In fact, there are many economic tools which can be used to channel resources into such a fund. These funds act as buffers, given the volatile pricing and political issues involved in the hydrocarbon industry,” Persaud-Bissessar said.She further stated, “Other supplemental tools — such as petroleum production taxes, supplemental petroleum taxes, a petroleum impost, and clauses for increased scales of taxation for supernormal finds — may be worthy of consideration as adjunct strategies to enable equity in profit sharing across the board, and sustainability during low price periods.”The Green Paper for the establishment of the SWF was laid in early August of this year. At that time, Finance Minister Winston Jordan told the National Assembly that this sets out preliminary proposals to stimulate discussion, and also points to possible courses of action open to the SWF legislation.Given that the establishment of the SWF is relatively complex and there can be substantial administrative costs, the paper noted that if two completely separate funds are established, this infers that there are two investment policies, two governance structures, and two external audits. The Government is hyping the Natural Resources Fund, which is focused on the management of the oil resources.For the management of the Fund, the Green Paper has recommended that Parliament be responsible for passing the Natural Resource Fund Act, reviewing the Annual Report, and approving the Annual Budget, which would include the annual withdrawal from the Natural Resource Fund.Guyana’s reserves have been depleted significantly over the past three years, and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced recently that the SWF may be used as a bank to restock the country’s assets.According to him, State reserves have been “run down” by the present coalition Administration, and he maintained that once the resources are paid into the revenue stream of the Government, they must go through the required parliamentary procedure.last_img read more

Everton ‘set to sign’ free agent, despite Chelsea and West Ham interest

first_img HUMBLE targets Bernard still has to a obtain a work permit and pass his medical targets possible standings gameday cracker Latest Everton News BIG PRESENTS UP TOP How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti His medical is believed to be scheduled to take place in the next 24 hours.Everton have already signed one creative Brazilian in Watford’s Richarlison this summer. The pair now could have the chance to form a formidable Premier League partnership this season. What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Everton have reportedly swooped to sign Brazilian free agent Bernard.The exciting, 25-year-old winger left Shakhtar Donetsk when his contract expired at the end of last season and has since been attempting to find a club who would meet his wage demands. 1 revealed smart causal Duncan Ferguson: ‘All I’ve done is walk up and down the touchline shouting’ Chelsea were originally understood to be pursuing the Brazilian and West Ham registered an interest when his desired salary decreased, however multiple reports are now suggesting that Everton have all-but-secured his signature.The deal is said to be on the brink of being announced and is subject to Bernard obtaining a work permit and passing a medical. REVEALED last_img read more


first_imgSLIGO RESCUE HELICOPTER AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL ( ROSBEG man who saved three children in a dramatic sea rescue yesterday was hailed a hero today by friends and relatives.Paul Harkin, who now lives in the North, was home for a few days when he went to the rescue of the children.Another man – Kieran Harkin – who isn’t related rescued a fourth child. Kieran was later taken to Letterkenny General Hospital. Paul’s sister-in-law Susie told us: “Paul saved three of the children. Although he and Kieran have the same surname they are not related. The 4th child was saved by Keiran who is the child’s uncle. Only Keiran was airlifted to Letterkenny …. no children.“Two female lifeguards came from Portnoo Strand and got into difficulties. They were rescued by local men in their rib.“There are several local heroes, especially Paul, who are not being recognised.”Local man Patsy Harkin (who isn’t related to the families involved) took his boat out and helped bring several people to shore including the lifeguards. Added Susie: “At the end of the day, thank God everyone survived. Without these men it most certantly would have been a different story.” REVEALED: LOCAL HERO WHO SAVED CHILDREN IN SEA DRAMA was last modified: August 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:REVEALED: LOCAL HERO WHO SAVED CHILDREN IN SEA DRAMAlast_img read more


first_imgOn Monday night, colleagues past and present of Co. Donegal Vocational Education Committee gathered in Letterkenny to bid farewell to Co. Donegal VEC and to remember the impact the organisation had on the educational landscape of the county for over 100 years.Current staff were joined by former colleagues to celebrate past achievements and wish Donegal ETB as it continues in the promotion of a quality education service in the county.A recently published book, “The Final Chapter”, compiled and edited by Dr. Sandra Buchanan was launched on the evening also. The event was one of the many taking place this week in communities across Donegal to celebrate the launch of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB).  A FOND FAREWELL TO DONEGAL VEC – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal VEClast_img read more


first_imgA MULTI-DENOMINATIONAL Service of remembrance for families and friends bereaved by suicide will take place in Stranorlar on Sunday week, September 29.This service, which has not been held in a recent years, is again being organised by a local woman, Angela Crawford, who lost her daughter to suicide.A large turn-out is expected at the service. The service takes place in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, at 7pm and everyone is welcome. MASS FOR THOSE BEREAVED BY SUICIDE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: September 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:serviceSUICIDElast_img read more


first_imgThe victorious Termon ladies.As the year draws to a close the Donegal Sports Star Awards committee monthly review for November highlights many more successes for the county with the history making Termon Ladies side who won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Club title heading the list.Others to receive national recognition last month were Mark English and Karl Griffin who won their respective senior and junior Irish ‘Athlete of the Year’ awards last month.Also expected to be among the nominees for the Donegal Sports Star Awards at the end of January is 12-year-old Marykate Finnegan from Rossnowlagh who won three gold and a silver medal at the WTKA-WKA Unified World Championships in Carrara, Italy. Other highlights from November include Illies Golden Gloves club woman Sadie Duffy who was a judge at the World Elite Women’s Boxing Championships in South Korea and in the ring Twin Towns BC’s Donna Barr won her third national title. Four members of the Magee family helped Ireland qualify for the European Mixed Team Badminton Championships while in motorsport Pettigo’s Kevin Eves was shortlisted for the Billy Coleman Award. Three former Donegal Sports Star Award winners also hit the headlines with national awards going to Triathlete Aidan Callaghan and Triona McMenamin (water sport) while Pauric McKinney was honoured for becoming the first male to complete 25 consecutive Irish Cross-Country Final races. All are again expected to be in contention when the 39th annual awards take place on Friday January 30th.The Termon senior ladies side made history by becoming the first team male or female from the county to win an All-Ireland club adult title after a brilliant second half performance against Cork side Mourneabbey in the final in Tuam where ‘Player of the Match’ Geraldine McLaughlin scored 3-8 in the 3-12 to 1-13 victory. It was a marvelous month for Termon who had defeated the mighty Donaghmoyne in the Ulster Final and Killerin-Clonberne (Galway) in the All-Ireland semi-final. After that game McLaughlin and full-back Emer Gallagher were named on the Gaelic Life ‘Team of the Week’.Towards the end of November Mark English was named Athletics Ireland ‘Athlete of the Year’ at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin after his fantastic bronze medal at the European Championships in Zurich in August. English also picked up the ‘Track & Field’ award and another for being a member of the Irish relay team in Zurich. At the same Athletics Ireland event Donegal Town’s Karl Griffin was named ‘Junior Athlete of the Year’ following his outstanding performance at the World Championships in Oregon, USA.Pettigo’s Kevin Eves was shortlisted for the Billy Coleman Award, which gives elite young drivers the chance to progress to the next level motorsport outside Ireland and the Magees Chloe, Sam, Joshua and their niece Rachel Darragh helped Ireland qualify for the European Mixed Team Championships by overcoming Norwary, Slovakia and Bulgaria in Dublin. At the start of the month there was success for Letterkenny 24/7 members at the Triathlon Ireland Awards in Dun Laoghaire. Aidan Callaghan took gold, silver and bronze in his age group category. Gavin Crawford took a gold for his achievement in National Duathlon Series and National Duathlon Championship and a silver for the Sprint Championships in Newry. John Cannon was presented with gold for winning his age group in the National Aquathon. Fin Begley was a silver winner for the National Duathlon Series and Ulster Triathlon Championship. Other winners were Lisa Dalton with silver for the National Sprint Championship and Nicholas Fowell took bronze for the National Middle Distance Championships.Another Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon member Triona McMenamin was named Irish Water Safety Sports Person of the Year in Dublin Castle. In 2015 she came home with eight Masters medals from the World Lifesaving Championships in France. She has also coached and managed national and international teams. Letterkenny AC’s Shauna McGeehan won the Women’s Ulster Novice Cross-Country Championships in Killinkere, Co. Cavan. There were also gold medals in Cavan for Cranford AC juveniles Oisin Kelly (U-11) and Johnny McGroddy (U-13).Letterkenny AC’s Anne Marie McGlynn and Ruairi Finnegan (U-23) both finished sixth in their respective races at the National Inter County Cross Country Championships in Dundalk. Finn Valley’s Teresa McGloin was 10th overall in the women’s race. McGlynn was subsequently named on the Irish team for the European Cross Country championships.In Basketball the St. Eunan’s College U-19 team secured their place in the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Schools Basketball.At the begninning of November Brett McGinty lost in controversial circumstances at the European Junior Championships. The 16-year-old who fights out of the Oakleaf Club in Derry appeared to have done enough to have won the contest but instead it was the hand of his Croatian opponent who was raised at the end of the contest. In darts Donegal men John Flood, John Murray and Sean Wilson were members of the Irish darts team that lost narrowly 15-13 to Northern Ireland in Larne in an international friendly. Donegal’s Neil McGee was named the Ulster GAA Writers’ Player of the Year at the annual banquet in Bundoran. Jim McGuinness was named ‘Personality of the Year’ and Donegal took the ‘Team of the Year’ award. St. Eunan’s were crowned Donegal senior football champions after defeating reigning title holders Glenswilly 0-9 to 0-6 at McCumhaill Park. Following the controversy over the score at the end of the Ladies Ulster Intermediate Final there was defeat for Four Masters against Monaghan Harps in the replayed decider at Garvaghy.Meanwhile in the Junior Final at Celtic Park there was also defeat for Carndonagh against St. Dympna’s from Tyrone on a score of 2-13 to 3-7.The St. Eunan’s U-16 side won the Division 1 League title overcoming Ardara on a 2-15 to 0-5 scoreline in Glenfin. Cloughaneely lifted the County Intermediate Football title with a 0-15 to 0-8 win over Buncrana at the O’Donnell Park and just a day later defeated Derry’s Castledawson in an Ulster quarter-final at OwenbegFanad Gaels won their first ever Reserve Championship silverware winning the final against Cloughaneely at the O’Donnell Park by 2-8 to 0-12. St. Michael’s U-16s reached the Paul McGirr Ulster semi-final after a super 0-13 to 0-7 victory over Carrickmore in Dromore. The Ardara Club were presented with the Ulster Club Maith (Governance) Award. In the middle of November St. Eunan’s Reserves made it a championship double for the club by winning the County Final replay against Dungloe. One of the younger members of the Termon Ladies team Lauren McElwaine, a Loreto Milford student, was named on the Ulster Colleges All-Star team along with Aine McMenamin of St. Eunan’s and Marie O’Reilly, Creeslough both students of Loreto Convent LetterkennyThere was huge disappointment for both St. Eunan’s and Cloughaneely who lost their respective Ulster Senior and Intermediate semi-finals. Eunan’s went down by 1-9 to 0-8 against St. Enda’s Omagh in Celtic Park while in Clones it was a 2-16 to 1-8 defeat for Cloughaneely against Warrenpoint. Milford’s Marty Barrett was presented with the Ulster Ladies Gaelic Football Association Volunteer Award at the annual provincial LGFA presentation function in Kelly’s Inn, Ballywawley. Pettigo native Laurence McGrath became the first Donegal man to be elected President of the New York GAA Board. There was disappointment for captain Michael Murphy and fellow Donegal player Neil McGee as Ireland lost the single International Rules game against Australia 56-46 at Paterson’s Stadium in Perth.St. Eunan’s College secured their place in the quarter-finals of the McRory Cup with a 1-8 to 1-4 win over St. Macartan’s Monaghan at the Tyrone Garvaghy Centre of Excellence. There was disappointment for Urris who suffered a heavy defeat in the Ulster Junior Football Final going down by 2-12 to 0-7 to Tyrone side Rock at Owenbeg.The Finesse Gymnastics Display Team finished their season at the Gymfusion Northern Ireland Championships, which is part of the British National Festivals Programme. At the Millennnium Forum in Derry, Finesse performed their Charleston fusion routine for the very last time. Raphoe Hockey Club boys Ben Wallace and Alexander Tinney were members of the Ulster U-16 squad that won the Irish Inter-provincial tournament in Dublin. Richard Fairman an ex Raphoe player was the Ulster coach.The Buncrana Minor hurling team made history by the being the first team from the club to win the Ulster Shield by overcoming Fermanagh’s Lisbellaw in the final. In the middle of the month Cage fighter Joe Duffy defeated French man Julien Boussuge with a first round knockout in London. Mixed Martial Arts man Steve Coll was crowned ‘Irish Battlezone’ Champion after stopping Kilkenny’s Michael Brennan in the third of a scheduled five round contest.In snooker Letterkenny man Anthony Bonner was beaten by number three seed Darren Morgan in his last 32 match at the World Amateur Masters Snooker Championships in Bangalore, India. At the beginning of November Ramelton’s Conrad Logan saved his third penalty in the space of a month when he stopped a spot-kick for Rochdale in their 3-0 home win over Preston North End which helped his side to fourth place in the League One table.There was a disappointing day for Donegal players at the Aviva Stadium. Letterkenny’s Ciara Grant was on the UCD side that lost 2-1 after extra-time to Raheny Utd in Women’s FAI Cup Final. In the men’s final there was defeat for Ramelton’s Barry McNamee, Sean Houston (Letterkenny), Mark Timlin (Buncrana) and Ciaran Gallagher as their Derry City team went down 2-0 to St. Patrick’s Athletic.Leitircmacaward’s Karl McHugh was nominated for the Sky Bet League Two ‘Player of the Month’ for October after impressive central defensive displays for Plymouth Argyle. Shane Duffy, the young Derry man with strong Letterkenny family links, scored his debut goal for Blackburn Rovers in a 2-2 draw with Milwall at the New Den in a Championship clash.There was defeat for Seamus Coleman’s Republic of Ireland in a European Championship qualifier going down 1-0 to Scotland at Parkhead. Shay Given won his 127th cap in a friendly fixture at the Aviva Stadium where the Irish won 4-1 against the USA. Dungloe lad James Boyle was named on the Republic of Ireland squad for the Amputee World Cup in Mexico. Just two years James was a member of the first Irish team ever to play an Amputee international and since then has won 15 caps and is his country’s top scorer.The LYIT soccer side booked their place in the semi-finals of the Colleges & Universities League with a 5-3 away win over Carlow. Lifford Celtic goalkeeper Lee White was in goals for all three of the Irish Defence Forces games at the European Championships in France which included a 1-0 defeat by France, a 3-2 win over Germany he also played in the final match as the team finished third at the Championships after losing to the Netherlands.Another former Donegal Sports Star Award winner Leon Vaughan of St. Eunan’s College took a swimming silver medal in the 100 metres backstroke and bronze 100m butterfly at the Ulster Schools Championships in Ballymena.For further information on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to the website or on Facebook at Donegalsports Starawards.DONEGAL SPORTS STAR REVIEW FOR NOVEMBER SEES TERMON LADIES END YEAR ON A HIGH was last modified: December 10th, 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:donegalSpots star Reviewlast_img read more

Mbarara maintain title charge with victory over Nyamityobora

first_img Tags: Jude SsemugabiMakuweth WolMbarara CityNyamityoborapaul mucurezi Mbarara are only 5 points off top spot (Photo by Agency)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueMbarara City 3-0 Nyamityobora FCKakyeka Stadium, MbararaFriday, 08-02-2019MBARARA – Mbarara City made sweet revenge on their sworn enemies Nyamityobora with a confertable 3-0 win at Kakyeka on Friday evening.Having lost the first encounter between the two sides 2-1 at Wankulukuku, Livingstone Mbabazi’s men ensured they get one over their City rivals with Makuweth Wol, Paul Mucurezi and Jude Ssemugabi all on target for the Ankole Lions.Mbarara started brightly and were rewarded inside two minutes when Wol converted cross close range after he was played in by Ibrahim Orit’s headed pass.Despite Nyamityobora starting to gro into the game and creating good opportunities for themselves, it was Mbarara who struck the second as Mucurezi tapped in home a Jude Ssemugabi pass on 26 minutes.Moments after the goal, Nyamityobora called for a surprise early change with Sadam Masereka replacing fellow January signing Peter Otai.A few minutes after coming on, Masereka nearly repaid the coach’s faith but slotted wide of the target while one on one with Mbarara custodian Ali Kimera.There was a second change for Nyamityobora three minutes to the end of the first half when Fredrick Mayindi was withdrawn and replaced by Ibrahim Mpengere.As the second half kicked off, Orit had a chance to make it three but his shot from distance missed target by just a few inches.Jude Ssemugabi put the result beyond doubt with a wonderful strike 71 minutes to make it 3-0. With the back facing the goal, Ssemugabi superbly controlled a teasing ball into the area by Mucurezi before he swiftly turned to shoot past Otim.The result meant that  Mbarara City  have now won 10 of their first 18 matches, and subsequently move onto 35 points, five behind the leaders KCCA who visit Bright Stars on Saturday.Nyamityobora consequently suffered their 12th loss, spelling more doom for the Abanyakare who are still 14th with just 12 points with 12 matches to play.Nyamityobora’s next assignment will see them host Express FC next Tuesday while Mbarara City are away to Bright Stars on the same day.Other game played on Friday:-URA FC 0-1 Maroons FCComments last_img read more

Man who operated taxi for 30 years claimed he was giving fare money to charity

first_imgA pensioner who was operating a taxi without a license for 30 years claims he was giving all his earnings to charity.73-year-old Angus Stewart appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with operating a taxi without a license. National Transport Authority officer Eugene MacHale gave evidence of calling Stewart on his mobile phone on August 23rd last and ordering a taxi.Stewart, of Roughan, Lifford, said he was on a taxi run but collected Mr MacHale a short time later and took him from Lifford to Letterkenny and charged him €20.Officer MacHale identified himself and asked Stewart if he had a taxi license for his car, a 171 registered Skoda Superb.The accused said he had not and officer MacHale then said he asked Stewart how long he had been driving without a taxi license and the accused replied 30 years.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian said his client had thought that officer McHale had simply asked him how long he had been driving.“There is no possible way he has been driving around Lifford without a license for 30 years,” said Mr Dorrian.He asked officer MacHale if he knew what Stewart was doing with the money he got from operating his taxi but officer MacHale said he did not.Mr Dorrian said his client and some colleagues had been involved in fundraising and had managed to collect more than €100,000 for the Donegal Hospice and other charities.He added that his client had four adult children who had never smoked a cigarette or taken a drink in his life.Judge Paul Kelly fined Stewart €100 for operating a taxi without a license.Man who operated taxi for 30 years claimed he was giving fare money to charity was last modified: December 6th, 2017 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:Angus StewartdonegalLiffordtaxilast_img read more