Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Harden grabbed his 10th rebound seconds after that to complete his triple-double.Kyle Anderson had 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 for the Grizzlies, who lost for the seventh time in nine games.Houston was up by 13 to start the fourth and back-to-back baskets by Clint Capela made it 93-77 with about 9 minutes left. Harden made four straight free throws for the Rockets later in the fourth to leave them up 98-83.But the Grizzlies scored four quick points, with the last basket coming when Anderson stole the ball from Harden, to cut it to 98-87 with 5 1/2 to go.Green answered with a 3-pointer and Houston stretched the lead to 103-87 with about 4 minutes left.The Rockets led by double digits for most of the night and were up by 23 after two free throws by Harden midway through the third quarter. Memphis closed out the third with a 14-3 run to get within 86-73 entering the fourth. Marc Gasol led the way in that stretch, scoring five points.The Rockets led 61-38 at halftime behind 28 points from Harden. He capped his huge first half by making two 3s in the last 31 seconds of the half, capped by one that was well behind the line with Anderson in his face.“James has been playing at a high level,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “Some of the shots that he made in the first half, they are indefensible. I thought our guys showed a lot of character by the way they responded in the second half. They put a lot more pressure on him and forced him into some turnovers.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: Gasol has at least one 3-pointer in 13 straight games, which ties a career high. Houston has won 10 of its last 11 to improve to 21-15.Harden continued his incredible run that has powered Houston’s surge up the Western Conference standings after a slow start, making six 3-pointers and 21 of 27 free throws. He has made at least four 3-pointers in eight straight games has finished with 30 points or more in 10 games in a row.The Rockets, who spent the early part of the season in the basement of the conference standings, are tied with the Clippers for fourth place in the West.“It’s a good feeling, it could be better though,” Harden said. “We’re trying to get that No. 1 spot so we’ve got to continue to build.”The Grizzlies cut the lead to nine with about 90 seconds left. But P.J. Tucker made a free throw for Houston before Austin Rivers added a layup to make it 113-101 and seal the victory with about 35 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks to pass the ball under pressure from Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — While Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni and James Harden’s teammates raved about his latest big game on Monday night, the Beard was busy critiquing himself and pointing out ways he could have played better.“I did a poor job of just not controlling the basketball, basically giving them transition points by turnovers,” he said. “I have to take care of the ball more, but just continue to be aggressive and make plays for my team.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Rockets: James Ennis missed his 10th straight game with a strained right hamstring. Coach Mike D’Antoni said he should return for Houston’s next game. …Paul missed his fifth game with a strained left hamstring. He said Monday that he’s doing better but doesn’t know when he’ll return. … Green made four 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 18 points and six 3s. … Eric Gordon sat out with a bruised right knee.THEY SAID ITTucker on how Houston’s recent run: “It’s not great yet. We’re winning some games. But they haven’t been perfect. They haven’t been all pretty. But we’ll take ’em. Wins are wins but it still isn’t the level that we want to be at.”UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit Golden State on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in his fourth straight 40-point game, leading the Rockets over the Memphis Grizzlies 113-101 for their fifth consecutive victory.While Harden was unhappy with his nine turnovers, D’Antoni was effusive in his praise for the superstar, who has carried the team with fellow All-Star Chris Paul out with a hamstring injury.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 don’t know how you get any better than what he’s playing,” D’Antoni said. “Defensively, too. He comes up with steals, triple-doubles like it’s nothing. So yeah, he’s playing at a different level.”Harden set an NBA record with his eighth straight game with at least 35 points and five assists, besting Oscar Robertson, who twice had seven-game streaks. Harden finished with his fourth triple-double this season and 39th overall. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Charlotte Hornets overcome injuries to rout Orlando Magic
The Region Three Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on Tuesday commissioned a $77 million education complex at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara.The newly constructed Education Complex, Vreed-en-hoop, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara)The cost takes into consideration the $43 million building; a $17 million cold storage; a $12 million generator room (with generator installed and configured) and the driveway and open bond for $5 millionThe new complex replaces the old education building which was gutted by fire in 2009. As a result of the blaze, many documents were destroyed, and offices displaced.Speaking at Tuesday’s commissioning ceremony, Senior Project Officer, Communities Ministry, Karen Roopchand spoke on behalf of Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan. Roopchand said the coalition Administration recognising the urgency and importance of such a facility to the region and by extension, the country, prioritised the reconstruction of the education department building.She underscored some of the benefits. “To our parents, you can rest assured that issues regarding the region’s children will be dealt with in a more comfortable, spacious and private environment. To you the teachers, the resource centre will be returned to its original use where you can develop general and annual schemes, produce teaching aids and engage with each other. To the community, you now have your full library,” Roopchand is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Regional Education Officer Annesta Douglas noted that the project is a significant achievement for the education department. She expressed gratitude to all those who contributed to the existence of the facility.
Guyanese diplomat Dr Odeen Ishmael, who retired in June 2014, died on Saturday at the age of 71 in Florida, where he resided. His family confirmed that Dr Ishmael died at 15:00h at home.Dr Ishmael, who was awarded the Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH) in 1997 for his outstanding work in diplomacy, served as Guyana’s ambassador to Kuwait, Venezuela and the United States. He was also the non-resident ambassador to Qatar.Ishmael served seven years as Ambassador to Venezuela and was Guyana’s Ambassador to the US from 1993 to 2003. For several years, he also served as Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS), having attained the post of Chairman of the OAS Permanent Council from in 1994 and 2003.He also wrote several journals and newspaper articles that have reached a wide audience including Guyana, the Caribbean, Latin America and North America. One of his many writings, “The Trail of Diplomacy” released in 1998 focused on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy. Some of his other works include The Democracy Perspective in the Americas, Problems of the Transition of Education in the Third World, Towards Education Reform in Guyana, Amerindian Legends of Guyana and The Magic Pot: Nansi Stories from the Caribbean.He also edited the book, Cheddi Jagan: My Struggle for Guyana’s Freedom, and “has written the foreword to From Bondage to Deliverance: Indentured Labour in Mauritius and British Guiana, a book authored by the Indian historian, Dr Saroja Sundararajan, and published in New Delhi in 2006,” his webpage noted.He also received the prestigious King Legacy Award for International Service from the International Committee to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr in January 2002. Significantly, the US Congress paid a special tribute to him by a joint resolution in October 2003 just before he completed his service in the United States.Prior to an illustrious career in diplomacy, he was also a teacher. Dr Ishmael leaves to mourn his two children, Safraz Waseem Ishmael and Nadeeza Ishmael and his wife Evangeline Ishmael.
The bill to renovate Glenswilly Parish church could cost up to €300,000.Urgent repairs are needed at St Columba’s Church with the roof among a number of areas which need to be addressed.More than 150 attended a meeting at the local GAA hall last Tuesday to hear the extent of the task ahead for parishioners. Masses have moved to the local parish hall for the meantime.A fundraising committee made up of many local people including solicitors Cathal Quinn, Patsy Gallagher and Parish Priest Fr Hugh Sweeney was also formed.The roof of the 172 year old church is also understood to contain woodworm. UP TO €300,000 NEEDED TO REPAIR GLENSWILLY CHURCH was last modified: February 28th, 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:glenswillySt Columba’s Church
DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Cranford United 2 Lifford Celtic 3Played in heavy conditions in Greenbrae Park, Cranford settled quickest and hit the front on ten minutes as Philip Buchannan scored following a corner. Cranford continued to press and would have been out of sight in the opening half hour only for Lee White in the Lifford goals who pulled off number of quality saves. Lifford gradually got a foot hold in the game as the 40th minute mark loomed and should have equalised when they were awarded a penalty. Up stepped Johnny Robb but the Cranford netminder was equal with a fine save. Robb redeemed himself on the stroke of half time finishing from close range amongst a goalmouth scramble to make it one apiece. A draw didn’t suit either side so early in the second half chances where at a premium and both sides committed men forward. With twenty minutes remaining Seamie McLaughlin put Cranford back in front with a fine strike to the top corner. The three points looked destined for Cranford until Robb popped up again with a poachers finish from close range on 80 minutes. A draw may have been a fair result for both teams but no one told Ross Porter who struck one from 25 yards to Cranford’s top corner to give Lifford the lead with only minutes remaining, keeping Lifford in the hunt for honours. Best for Lifford: Lee White, best for Cranford Seamie Nani Friel.Milford United 0 Gweedore Celtic 0Milford and Gweedore played out a goalless draw in a fiery and hardfought game at Moyle View Park. Neither keeper had much to do for theninety minutes except for goal kicks as both teams lacked a bit ofguile to create chances. Gweedore’s Colin Ferry had the ball in thenet after 30 minutes but was ruled off side. In the second half it was all Milford who pushed for a winner to keep their slim title challengeon track, and despite even playing four up for the final fifteen minutes they failedto score with a few chances falling to Christy Mc Cafferty, PaulShields and Damian Casey. Both teams can be commended for hard work. Referee: Marty Quinn. Watson Hire Division OneBonagee United 1 Keadue Rovers 7Keadue came close on six minutes when Adrian Sweeney put Corey Gallagher through but Carr in the home goal made a great save. The same player headed over three minutes later after a cross into the box from Jack O’ Brien. Bonagee took the lead on fifteen minutes when Sean Crossan crossed to Darren Coyle and the striker hammered home from the edge of the box. Keadue started the second half on top and levelled the game on fifty minutes when a cross into the box from Adrian Hanlon was headed home by Luke Neely. Two minutes later and Keadue took the lead after a corner. The ball broke loose in the box and Adrian Hanlon was first to react and find the back of the net from ten yards. The visitors piled on the pressure and Hanlon got his second on seventy minutes after a great through ball from Neely. Hugh Boyle made it 4-1 to the visitors on seventy five minutes when he shot home from just inside the box after a cross from Hanlon. Ciaran Gibson and Paddy Mc Laughlin had good efforts saved by Ben Boyle in the visitor’s goal. Keadue got their fifth on eighty minutes when Hanlon shot home from close range after a cross from Luke Neely. Hanlon got his fourth goal of the game on eighty seven minutes with an overhead kick from six yards. Luke Neely got the final goal of the game on ninety minutes when he broke down the right cut inside the defender and shot home from fifteen yards. Team effort from Keadue. Best for Bonagee Paddy Mc Laughlin and Ciaran Gibson. Referee: Ronan Floyd.Eany Celtic 0 Castlefin Celtic 7Castlefin left Eany with all three points in the bag following a three goal return from a ten minute spell midway through the first half . The first of these was on twenty minutes when Matthew O’ Rourke found the back of the net when he stroked the ball home from close range. This was followed up by a brace by Ronan Tourish, the first from a header and the second after a breakaway when Eany were on the attack. They got a fourth on the stroke of half time when JP Malley got the first of his two goals. Kieran Brennan got the goal of the day with a thunderous strike from thirty meters on 70 minutes. O’ Malley and O’ Rourke completed the scoring in the last five minutes. Good team performances from both sidesDrumoghill F.C. 2 Cappry Rovers 0A brilliant double strike from Damian Crossan secured a priceless three points for Drumoghill in this top of the table clash, which was played at the home of Rathmullan Celtic.Goals in each half from the midfielder were ultimately the difference in the two sides as chances were few and far between in a game in which defences were on top.Drumoghill started brighter but had to wait until the 21st minute to break the deadlock when Crossan rose highest to head home Kevin Kelly’s right wing corner.Having taken the lead, Drumoghill were content to absorb whatever it was that Cappry had in their locker. Their best player on the day, Barney Lafferty, always looked the most likely source of an equaliser with his creativity in midfield but David O’Carroll and Chris O’Donnell were in no mood to surrender.Drumoghill stood strong as the game wore on and were rewarded with eight minutes to go when Crossan rifled home his second after Richie Moore’s effort had been saved.A big result for Drumoghill as the race for honours looks like going down to the wire.Referee: Paddy MartinGweedore United 3 Dunkineely Celtic 0This game played in Carrickboyle saw the home side collect all three points following a convincing performance. The game started with both sides pushing for the opener with good play and half chances at each end. The home side took the lead in the 23rd minute following good play and a dummy by Ciaran Mc Fadden which was well finished by Shane O’ Donnell to make it 1-0. United settled well after the opening goal and began to push for a second. The second goal came in the 26th minute when good play from the home side was excellently finished by Ciaran Mc Fadden past Murrin in the Celtic net to make it 2-0. In the second half the visitors were reduced to ten men in the 48th minute after the ball was stopped on the line by a hand and the ref had no option but to award a penalty. Declan Murrin saved the resulting penalty and gave the visitors a chance to get back into the game. United continued to dominate with Ciaran Mc Fadden, Brian Gallagher and Darren Ferry going close but Murrin did well on each occasion. The visitors did well to hold United and had a number of half chances on the break, however they could get past the well marshalled Gweedore defence. United ensured the three points in the 85th minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden hit a screamer from 25 yards into the top right corner to make it 3-0. It was a good team effort from Dunkineely, however the home side played well with Ciaran Mc Fadden and Frank Mc Gee excelling on the day. Referee: Joe Mc HughCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar F.C. 2 Copany Rovers 5Copany moved into pole position in Division Two with this comprehensive victory over neighbours Drumbar F.C. A David Graham hat-trick helped the title chasers record an important result as they played their game in hand and went a point ahead in the table. Best for Drumbar was Joe Gallagher while Leonard and Graham excelled for Copany.Glenree United 0 Ballybofey United 2It was a great day for a game in Mevagh parish but the sun didn’t shine in the home dressing room at full time as Ballybofey Utd ran out two nil winners.Glenree started the game the brighter and they came close on several occasions through Paul Coyle and Andrew Kelly but the away keeper was up to the task each time.The first half finished 0-0 and with no changes from either team the 2nd half resumed at a more upbeat tempo. Glenree were unlucky again on 46 minutes not to have broken the deadlock through Oisin Langan. The attacking style of play from Glenree resulted in a breakaway by Ballybofey who were awarded a penalty which David White converted. Ballybofey got their 2nd on 75 minutes when a long ball invited the Glenree keeper to come off his line and the ball was headed over his head again by White. Two good team performances. Referee: Martin Mc AnenneyDunlewy Celtic 1 Convoy Arsenal 1In an entertaining game in Dunlewey the spoils were shared. Both teams started brightly and both keepers were tested. Lorcan Gallagher pulled off a fine save while Hugo Cannon tested out the convoy keeper with a curling cross. The second half was nip and tuck with Paul McFadden and John Cannon pulling the strings for the home side. The breakthrough came with a magical run from James Hendry Alcorn who crossed in to Manus Cannon to volley home. This didn’t upset the visitors and they hit back when James Toner knock home from close range. Best for Dunlewey John Cannon, Stephan Gallagher, Patrick Cannon and Kevin Doohan.Team Performance from ConvoySATURDAYDowntown Cup Quarter FinalsOrchard F.C. 2 St. Catherines Reserves 0It took extra time to separate these two sides in a keenly fought quarter final played in Ballyare. Both teams worked hard with both defences on top early on. St. Catherines came closest to scoring in the first half when they had a header go just over from five yards. Orchard came close before the break when Peter Blake’s shot from inside the box was well saved by Brian Smith. The second half continued much the same with Smith denying Sean Sweeny twice from close range. The first period of extra time was a tight affair until Redmond Doherty foundJoe Mc Carron with a short corner and he struck an unstoppable shot into the top corner. St Catherines pushed hard in the second period as they chased an equaliser but Orchard caught them on the break on 108 minutes when Andrew Doherty broke down the right and slotted home form a tight angle. Best for Orchard: Sean Sweeney. Best for St. Catherines: Brian SmithCastlefin Celtic Reserves 3 Glenree United Reserves 2Difficult playing conditions didn’t prevent this game being played in traditional Cup style.Castlefin had a great chance after two minutes when Marcus Curran’s shot was well save by Glenree keeper Darryl Gibson. Glenree broke the deadlock on four minutes when Damien Nelis took a perfect touch and placed the ball easily past the Castlefin ‘keeper. Castlefin had a great opportunity to equalise on thirteen minutes when they were awarded a penalty but Glenree keeper Gibson made a brilliant save to deny Keith Nelis. Damien Nelis should have doubled Glenree’s lead but his header went wide of the open net. Castlefin continued to search for a goal before the break with Ronan Tourish coming close when his free kick hit the post.Castlefin finally made a breakthrough early in the second half when Paul Logue’s corner found Mark Lafferty. Lafferty shot through a crowded box to level the score at one each. With both teams searching for a winner Castlefin took the lead. Ronan Tourish found Keith Nelis who did well to control the ball and drill home on eighty minutes. Glenree levelled the game once more in the 85th minute when a mix-up in the Castlefin defence allowed Carl Mc Elhinney an opportunity to find the net. Castlefin got the winner with a minute remaining when Barry Tourish’s well placed cross found Ronan Tourish in front of goal and he headed home to secure Castlefin’s safe passage to the semi-final of the Downtown Cup. Best for Castlefin: Peter Bryson and Brian Dooher. Team performance from Glenree. Referee: Victor Rainey.Arranmore United 0 Glenea United Reserves 1Arranmore played Glenea at An Screaban as Rannagh Park was unplayable. On a blustery day the wind played havoc as both struggled to retain possession early on. The 1st half was an even affair with both defences and midfields on top and both keepers having very little to do. Glenea started the better in the 2nd half and went close with a one on one, but couldn’t convert. Minutes later Glenea made the breakthrough when, following a great cross from the right, Dean Gallagher found the net. In a game that looked like whoever scored first would go through Glenea defended excellently for the remainder with Ciaran Mor pulling off a brilliant save with ten minutes to go. Team performances both sides.Fintown Harps AFC 1 Glencar Celtic 3Fintown Harps, looking to retain the Downtown Cup, faced Glencar Celtic at Pairc Achla on Saturday. In the 20th minute Glencar’s Marty Brogan broke the deadlock, he scored from a free kick just outside the box. Fintown’s Brian Delaney levelled the game in the 32nd minute from a cross from Cathal Ellis. Ruairí Kelly then put the visitors in front again from a free kick with five minutes left in the first half. In the second half both teams put in a massive effort to win this game. Fintown got lucky when they were awarded a penalty from a hand ball in the box. Daragh Gallagher stood up to take it but Glencar’s keeper pulled off a great save to keep them in the lead. In the closing stages of the game Glencar’s Paddy Collins slotted home their third goal to assure their place in the semi-finals. Entertaining team performances by both teams. Referee: Ed Moore.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 3 Tullyvinney Rovers 1Milford collected only their second home win in the league against a determined Tullyvinney. With the wind at their back Milford applied the early pressure and on fifteen minutes Christy Mc Cafferty capitalised when a through ball from Lee Burke left him one on one and he chipped the keeper from twenty yards. Milford created a couple of excellent chances but were unable to convert. Tullyvinney made their intentions clear at the start of the second half when a long ball was pumped in and not cleared and ended up in the back of the net. They continued with the long ball and pushed further up but were caught on the break when after JJ Fleming’s through ball freed Christy Mc Cafferty who was upended in the penalty box and he scored himself from the resulting penalty. The game was finished off when from a Johnny Sweeney corner the ball ricocheted off Kelly for an own goal.Cranford United Reserves 1 Curragh Athletic Reserves 3Curragh started this game on the front foot and were one up after five minutes through a neat finish from Shea Hannigan. Cranford responded well and were pushing for an equaliser but got caught on the break by Gary Heaney in the twentieth minute who put Curragh two up. Then with chances falling to both teams Curragh, again on the counter attack, got a third through Dan O’ Brien in the 40th minute. Cranford pulled a goal back in the 60th minute, a good finish by Brendan Giles. Cranford pressed hard but could not break down the Curragh defence again. Team efforts.Donegal Town Reserves 3 Gweedore United Reserves 3It was honours even when second met third at the Hospital Field on Saturday afternoon. Donegal made the better start and deservedly took the lead when Ciarán O’Reilly tapped home a superb cross from Paul Gerard Duncan. After the break Donegal doubled their lead when Joe McIntyre curled a lovely effort into the top corner. Gweedore battled back and equalised with a great counter attacking goal. Soon after they were level when their centre half rose highest to head home at the back post from a wide free kick. Chris Hegarty looked to have won the points for the home side when he turned in the area to fire home with ten minutes remaining on the clock. Gweedore kept plugging away and ensured they left with a point when they scored form a penalty kick in the dying moments of the game. Good team performances from both sides.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYDowntown Cup Quarter FinalsOrchard F.C. 2 v 0 St. Catherines ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 3 v 2 Glenree United ReservesArranmore United 0 v 1 Glenea United ReservesFintown Harps AFC 1 v 3 Glencar CelticSATURDAYGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves 3 v 1 Tullyvinney RoversCranford United Reserves 1 v 3 Curragh Athletic ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 3 v 3 Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United 2 v 3 Lifford CelticMilford United 0 v 0 Gweedore CelticWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United 1 v 7 Keadue RoversEany Celtic 0 v 7 Castlefin CelticDrumoghill F.C. 2 v 0 Cappry RoversGweedore United 3 v 0 Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoDrumbar F.C. 2 v 5 Copany RoversGlenree United 0 v 2 Ballybofey UnitedDunlewy Celtic 1 v 1 Convoy ArsenalDeele Harps P v P Raphoe TownFIXTURESSATURDAY 15-03-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneRamelton Mariners v St. Catherines ReservesMulroy Celtic v Glenea United ReservesOrchard F.C. v Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Celtic v Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Glenree United ReservesArranmore United v Strand Rovers ( K.O.1p.m. )Curragh Athletic Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesTullyvinney Rovers v Keadue RoversSUNDAY 16-03-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United v Donegal TownCurragh Athletic v Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United v Castlefin CelticLagan Harps v Eany CelticDrumoghill F.C. v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoWhitestrand United v Raphoe TownGlenree United v Dunlewy CelticCopany Rovers v Convoy ArsenalBallybofey United v Drumbar F.C.Deele Harps v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal League
Jackson’s HotelJacksons Hotel is very much open and in business. The popular Ballybofey Hotel has been established since 1945 and is very much here to stay. Jacksons Hotel is well established within the local and wider communities providing a focal point for businesses and tourism in Donegal. Donegal Daily would like to apologise for any confusion or upset caused by a published article yesterday suggesting otherwise. CLARIFICATION TO JACKSON’S HOTEL was last modified: February 19th, 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)
Nigeria are eyeing a fourth AFCON title.AFCON 2019Nigeria vs South AfricaCairo International Stadium, CairoWednesday, 10-07-2019 @10pmThe 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals get underway on Wednesday with two juicy fixtures.In the headline fixture, Nigeria will take on South Africa at the Cairo International stadium.Three AFCON titles to their name, Nigeria are always one of favourites to walk away with the title and will surely go into the game knowing that the majority expect them to reach the semis.In their last 11 games, Gernot Rohr’s side have lost only once, with the defeat coming against Madagascar in their last group game, one they knew they could afford to lose and consequently, rested several players.The Super Eagles are coming off a hard-fought 3-2 victory over defending champions Cameroon and their confidence should be sky high. The round of 16 victory came with twists and turns as striker Odion Ighalo put them ahead, only for Stephane Bahoken and Clinton N’jie to turn the tables at half-time by both scoring within three minutes.Ighalo equalised and set up Alex Iwobi for the winner, crystallising how Nigeria’s players have occasionally been unrecognizable to supporters familiar with their exploits in domestic competition.The performance was not one to brag over but when you come up against the continent’s best, in most case you just have to get the job done and that is what Rohr’s side did as they eliminated the defending champions.For South Africa, they stunned hosts-Egypt to reach the quarter-finals and will be eyeing another surprise that would see them reach the semis.Bafana Bafana eliminated Egypt at the round of 16.Bafana Bafana who scrapped through their group, losing twice and winning only once, will feel they now have the momentum after a magnificent performance against the Pharaohs.However, their best players are yet to hit full gear and that will be a concern for Baxter who clearly know that contests like that on Wednesday are most often decided by individual brilliance.What they are saying ahead of the gameGernot Rohr, Nigeria manager“We saw the game with Egypt against South Africa and we know South Africa well because they were in our group competing for the qualifiers.“To beat Egypt, in these circumstances, up against a good team with one of the best players in Africa [Mohamed Salah], it will make them full of confidence.“They [Bafana Bafana] deserved to win because they were the better team and now for me, if you beat the favourite number one in Egypt, you become the new favourites.“We also had a good game against Cameroon; we also have confidence, so we should be expecting a match of high quality.”Stuart Baxter, South Africa manager“Nigeria are absolutely one of the best teams on continent and have been for a long time.“We’ll be respecting Nigeria but not fearing them.“We will have to produce a very good South Africa performance to beat them.”Nigeria head into the game with concerns over Captain Mikel Obi who got injured in the loss to Madagascar. However, defender Shehu Abdullahi should be fit ti start the game on Wednesday.For South Africa, they have no injury worries and Baxter is expected to name an unchanged starting XI for the second game running.Match FactsThis will be the 12th meeting between Nigeria and South Africa since February 2000.In the past 11 meetings, Nigeria have won six matches, South Africa have triumphed only once and the other four have ended in stalemates.However, South Africa have not lost to the Super Eagles in any of their last five meetings, winning once and drawing the other four.The two sides have met only twice at the AFCON finals in those 11 games with Nigeria winning both matches.The other game of Wednesday-Senegal vs Benin @7pmComments Tags: AFCON 2019Alex IwobiGernot RohrMikel ObiNigeriaOdion IghaloShehu AbdullahSouth AfricaStuart Baxtertop
Chelsea are currently on a seven-match winning streak in all competitions, with Frank Lampard’s young side having risen to fourth in the standings following their win over Burnley. The Blues have scored 23 goals from their opening 10 matches in the top-flight, however the fact that they have conceded 16 times will be a concern to fans at Stamford Bridge. However, Chelsea’s options in the backline are to be boosted by the return of German international Antonio Rüdiger, who has not featured since September’s win against Wolves, where he only lasted 45 minutes due to injury. According to the latest update from Lampard, both Rudiger and N’Golo Kante could well soon be back in the matchday fold, with the latter having been seen training with the Blues for the first since the beginning of October. The likes of Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori have stepped up in a major way in the opening weeks of the season, with the latter having earned a call up to the senior England team as a result of his performances. Many wrote off Chelsea’s chances of finishing in a top 4 position following their opening day defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, however online betting firm Coral now have the Blues priced at just 4/9 to do just that.Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have grabbed the majority of the headlines and attention for their performances, however Tomori is perhaps the player who has made the biggest step up, with the 21-year-old having spent last season on loan at Championship side Derby County, alongside Mount. Lampard is currently preparing his side for a busy run of fixtures over the coming weeks, which begins with a Carabao Cup clash against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening. However, Premier League encounters against London rivals Watford and Crystal Palace represent good opportunities for the Blues to add to their points tally. Following his hat-trick against Burnley, Christian Pulisic will be hoping for an extended run in the team, with the American winger looking like he has found his feet in the English game, following his summer move from Borussia Dortmund. The form of Pulisic gives Lampard a further headache in attack however, with the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian having also impressed over recent weeks.Meanwhile, Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also expected to return to action in the near future, having been sidelined with an achilles injury picked up in a post-season friendly in the United States. The likes of Ross Barkley and Andreas Christensen could also be in line for returns, with the latter having not featured since Chelsea’s win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the end of September. Lampard will certainly not be short of numbers when such players return, coming at exactly the right time, with important domestic and European matches coming up. While Chelsea may still not be as competent as they would like in the backline, despite the performances of Zouma and Tomori, their attack has certainly been firing on all cylinders, with the Blues having scored a massive 21 goals in their last 7 matches. A Premier League encounter against a Watford side with the third-worst defensive record in the division on Saturday lunchtime is likely to have the likes of Abraham, Mount and Pulisic licking their lips. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoTopexpensive.comThe 20 Most Expensive Cities for Your VacationTopexpensive.comUndoWomen's MethodMagnesium Deficiency Causes Heart Attacks! Eat These 15 FoodsWomen’s MethodUndo
Becoming the first Giants and A’s pitchers to surrender a home run in the same All-Star Game wasn’t the kind of history Will Smith and Liam Hendriks were looking to make Tuesday night.Both Bay Area relievers had their first All-Star Game appearances spoiled by the longball in Cleveland as they gave up the only two home runs at Progressive Field, where the American League prevailed 4-3 in the 90th All-Star Game.When Hendriks allowed a sixth-inning homer to the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon and …
The Wild Coast is one of South Africa’s most remote stretches of shoreline. Stretching from East London in the Eastern Cape northwards to Port Edward and the southern border of KwaZulu-Natal, the region is home to some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in the world.The remote Mbotyi region of the Wild Coast, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. (Image: SA Venues, Flickr)Brand South Africa reporterThe Wild Coast is a place of steep green hills and deeply incised river valleys. It is a land of windswept cliffs, deserted white-beaches, forests, untamable waves – and numerous shipwrecks.The region is the historical home of the Xhosa nation. It is also the birthplace of South African statesman Nelson Mandela.Before democracy in 1994 the Wild Coast formed part of the Transkei, separated from the rest of South Africa as a “homeland” under the hated grand apartheid system disingenuously named “separate development”.Today the area is far more peaceful, but still somewhat lost in time. It’s a place where hippies, surfers and rural communities live side by side, with little in the way of possessions and much in the way of hospitality and friendliness.While not nearly as glamorous as South Africa’s many popular beach destinations, every year adventurous and eco-loving locals and foreigners travel into the depths of the Wild Coast.Hikers, surfers, nature lovers and cyclists navigate the coastline, bathing in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, which on a busy day usually has only one or two locals and a few Nguni cows.Nguni cattle hang out on the beach with the shipwreck of the Jacaranda on the rocks behind them at Qolora Mouth on the Wild Coast. (Image: Andrew Ashton, Flickr)How to do itWhether you are up for a week-long hike or just want to drop in on one of the main coastal villages for a few days, the Wild Coast will leave an impression.Global tourists can get there quickly by flying to Port Elizabeth International Airport. Domestic travellers can fly into either Port Elizabeth or East London Airport.Some visitors choose to self-drive and navigate dirt roads, goats and cattle, while others prefer to join scheduled activity-based tours like hiking, horse riding and mountain bike tours.Bungalows, backpackers, beach lodges and modest hotels comprise the majority of accommodation in the Wild Coast’s populated areas. Accommodation is cheap in comparison to South Africa’s main tourist cities, but the remoteness of the area means that some pre-trip planning is necessary.An old-fashioned pontoon safely carries vehicles across the Kei River at Kei Mouth on the Wild Coast. (Image: South African Tourism, Flickr)East London regionJust north of East London, Kei Mouth, Morgan Bay, and Haga Haga are popular and convenient destinations on the Wild Coast.A 1.5-kilometre long pristine beach, forested dunes and tumbling dolerite cliffs are just some of Morgan Bay’s scenic charms. There are horse trails to explore, dolphin and whale watching trips to take and a tranquil lagoon to enjoy.Haga Haga is a small remote seaside village with a safe swimming beach.Kei Mouth has a wide range of accommodation and a long list of activities including everything from deep-sea fishing to golf. It is also the start of the popular Strandloper Trail – a hiking trail that runs from Kei Mouth, through Morgan Bay, Haga Haga and the Jikeleza Route villages before terminating at Gonubie. The trail is roughly 60km long and takes four days to complete.ChintsaOnly 45 kilometres from East London, Chintsa (or Cintsa) is a small seaside paradise set against a tranquil lagoon. Chintsa is surrounded by forested dunes and blessed with many perfect beaches. It is also home to one of South Africa’s most respected backpacker lodges, Buccanneer’s.Activities at Chintsa include horse riding, fishing, canoeing, hiking, surfing lessons, canyoning, and cultural village tours. The Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve (isiXhosa for “under the stars”) is located close by, and guests can organise game drives into the reserve.Coffee Bay, the heart of the Wild Coast. (Image: Pank Seelen, Flickr)Coffee BayLying in the heart of the Wild Coast, Coffee Bay is regarded as one of South Africa’s most beautiful beach destinations. The village’s unusual name stems from a ship that was wrecked here in the 19th century, losing its cargo of coffee beans. The coffee beans washed ashore, and Coffee Bay was named.The undulating hills dotted with traditional Xhosa huts provide a calm contrast to the striking cliffs and thrashing waves of Coffee Bay.There is also an incredible natural wonder here called the Hole in the Wall. The huge detached rock formation has a large arch-like opening eroded into its side and, due to the constant rumbling noise coming from its belly, is known as esiKhaleni – “place of sound” – in isiXhosa.Abseiling, quad biking, spear fishing, horse riding and village tours are just some of the activities on offer in Coffee Bay.Waves crash through the natural rock formation known as Hole in the Wall – esiKhaleni or “place of sound” in isiXhosa – near Coffee Bay. (Image: Rodger Bosch, Brand South Africa)Port St JohnsOne of the Wild Coast’s most popular seaside destinations, Port St Johns is set against the Umzimvubu River mouth and surrounded by subtropical rainforest and cliff faces.A set of twin mountains, named Thesiger and Sullivan, create a dramatic looking entrance on either side of the river mouth.Six kilometres south of town, the beautiful Silaka Nature Reserve is a popular hiking and birding spot. Activities at Port St Johns include surfing, boat-based dolphin and whale watching, horse-riding and quad biking.Dogs play on the beach in the late afternoon sun at Kei Mouth on the Wild Coast. (Image: SWWT, Flickr)Photo research: Mary Alexander.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.