Osasuna-Real Madrid La Liga is another story

first_imgBale returned and won Madrid without having to do, at all, with one another. Because the Welshman repeated his pedestrian attitude in a team forced to fight extremely in hostile land. The 70 minutes of Bale were long in the game at the tremendous expected. Years go by, templates and technicians change, but games like this are repeated between Osasuna and Madrid, full of rhythm and rumble. In the end, the Navarrese heart did not lose his mind to Zidane’s team.The Sadar decrees San Fermín with each visit from Madrid to Pamplona, ​​a chupinazo of adrenaline that shoots at Osasuna. This time it rang loudly. Three minutes later they had shot the reds three times, inflated by that atmosphere that so overwhelmed Madrid. There is no restraint in Osasuna in games like that. It doesn’t attack, it pounces. Do not defend, devour. Even without Chimy Ávila, his last flag, injured for the entire season. Even when he lost to Moncayola, his reference midfielder, at eight minutes, when his heels were stuck in the grass to damage his knee.For that Vietnamese party, Zidane chose Bale, perhaps the only footballer in the world who does not threaten to leave but to stay, to appeal to his permanence clause instead of the termination clause. About him Zidane returns repeatedly, who knows if because for parties where the volume goes up he needs his experience or if he really fulfills the dreaded threat of exhausting (the perfect verb for that matter) his contract. The point is that he left and not Vinicius, the agitator of the last two games.Bale’s negligence symbolized the horrific exit of Madrid, without genius or order. Casemiro, who was returning to carry out his usual police work, could not stop the header at the plate of the Unai García power plant that advanced the Navarrese after three Osasunista occasions and a clear error from Bale, who received a great in-depth pass from Isco, another of the novelties, and he let himself be hunted by Estupiñán. The speed train that Madrid bought seemed close to the Ecuadorian sprint, a source of energy for its equipment. Faced with running or dying of Osasuna, Madrid took a long time to find the ball, the weapon of self-defense. And he did it already with the scoreboard against (and he could do inferiority if Gil Manzano punishes with a red strike of Ramos), an overload for a team with notable deficiencies in the auction. However, he let go some good occasions: David García and Estupiñán saved two goals with Herrera out of the frame and Bale had a header without opposition in the precise center of Carvajal. In half an hour it was corrected. Bale tried a left-footed shot that made a punishable entry of Estupiñán defective and the ball fell to Isco, who spliced ​​right to the net. The goal prevented the intervention of the VAR, which would probably have recommended the previous penalty.Madrid changed from its sides. Precise and intelligent Carvajal, overflowing and explosive Mendy. They took the team out of the mud and found help in other players called for the remove and added to the charge. The second goal came in two headers in the area that Osasuna tolerated. Casemiro put his in the first suit and Ramos, the final, in the goal of Herrera. In five minutes the Arrasate team went from solid to gaseous, largely because Madrid, dragged by the wise honesty of Modric, a couture midfielder able to roll up his sleeves, had been tying the intensity game.The second half began with a mess because Gil Manzano, with the necessary complicity of the VAR, swallowed a penalty from Estupiñán to Modric and a red penalty to Nacho Vidal, who hunted Valverde. The double mistake ended the concentration of Madrid and pushed Osasuna again, which chained three very clear opportunities. Thus, accelerating and braking, trumpeting, the Navarrese team was shown throughout the game.Twenty minutes from the end, Zidane ran out of patience with Bale and put Lucas Vázquez, a proletarian solution to a game of hard work and at that point he had returned to balance. Madrid began to breathe for Isco, always an exit in combat matches, and Arrasate was replacing strikers in search of a second impulse. That ended with a blow of science from Benzema, who marked the pass to Modric and I hope, attracting vigilance, until Lucas came with the rapier and finished a game that reinforces the leader. Then Jovic took that to the win. The game ended up being able to fury.last_img read more

PH men’s volley team drops SEA Games opener to Vietnam

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippine men’s national volleyball team yielded to powerhouse Vietnam, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20, at the start of the 29th Southeast Asian Games volleyball competition Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur.The Filipinos may have faltered in straight sets but they had their moments especially in the third set, where they managed to take a 16-13 edge.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen fencers deliver silver, bronze for PH OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But the errors piled up for the Philippines, allowing Vietnam to take control, 23-19, en route to the victory.The Vietnamese hope to win the gold medal this time after settling for second place in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore following a three-set loss to Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’last_img read more

Donaire blasts Rigondeaux for quitting vs Lomachenko

first_imgFILE – Nonito Donaire, left, and Guillermo Rigondeaux face off ahead of their super bantamweight title fight. APA five-division champion, Nonito Donaire knows a thing or two about fighting, so when he saw Guillermo Rigondeux quit mid-fight against Vasyl Lomachenko, that decision did not quite sit well with him.“Incredible performance from Loma, Rigo has never been in this position where he has been dominated every way,” Donaire posted on Twitter Sunday. “But I still can’t understand how a fighter quits.”ADVERTISEMENT “I fought with bloody hands, I fought with numerous fractures, and sometimes my brain tells me to stop and tells me I’ve done enough but never in my life have I ever quit.”Rigondeux, a natural super bantamweight, moved two weight classes to challenge Lomachenko for the WBO world super featherweight belt and failed after he quit on his stool before the seventh round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseREAD: Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux in bout between Olympic greats“You could knock me down and I’ll at least attempt to get up,” said Donaire (38-4). “But I won’t quit ever, it is what it is.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Donaire added that he wasn’t bitter losing to Rigendeaux and that he even wanted to see his former opponent to win especially after moving up a couple of weight classes.READ: Donaire yields world boxing title to Rigondeaux“The Filipino Flash” lost to Rigondeaux in 2013 via unanimous decision in their unification bout for the WBA and WBO world super bantamweight titles. Donaire, the current WBC silver featherweight champion even mentioned that he also wanted Nicholas Walters, whom he lost to in 2014, to win against Lomachenko back in 2016.READ: Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for titleADVERTISEMENT “Some people believe I’m sour or bitter and wanted Rigo to lose, on the contrary, I wanted Walters and Rigo to win because in doing so it gives me the credibility of getting beaten by the top pound-for-pound,” said Donaire.“Staying on the stool with half the fight left, on the other hand, negates the macho image purported by going two weight divisions up.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Depleted Spurs beat Suns for 8th win in 9 games Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Manziel actively pursued an NFL contract this offseason and played in the developmental Spring League last month, his first action in organized football since the 2015 NFL season. He now comes to a team coached by June Jones, a former NFL and college quarterback and coach. Players report to training camp Sunday.“I don’t know what two years down the road looks like for me,” Manziel said. “Maybe I come up here and I love it and I don’t want to go anywhere. We’ll play it by ear and take it day by day, like I’ve been doing.”The 25-year-old quarterback won the 2012 Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M, and was selected in the first round — No. 22 overall — in the 2014 NFL draft by the Browns. He was released in March 2016 after posting a 2-6 record over two tumultuous campaigns.This offseason, Manziel threw during pro days at both Texas A&M and the University of San Diego, and participated in The Spring League — a development circuit for players overlooked by the NFL.“He has the ability to play at any level he wants to play at,” Jones said. “He’s ready to get that challenge done and accomplish what he knows he can do.”ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ But Manziel said he’s in a much better place in his life now than he was when he first entered the NFL.“I remember the day I got drafted,” he said. “I was probably a little hesitant on the team I was going to and where I was going. It was a big jump and a lot of uncertainty from the system I ran in college to what the NFL system was going to be when I walked into the building the first day.My situation here, I’ve completely accepted this team and where I’m at that this is my best opportunity to get a chance to go out on the field and be a part of a team. I’ve done a lot of things in my personal life. I’ve worked extremely hard in the physical and football aspects of my life. I feel like I’m in the best place that I’ve been mentally and physically in my life.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “I don’t want to wait around anymore,” Manziel said during a news conference at Tim Hortons Field, where he will play his home games this season.The decision to head north of the U.S. border to play football ended months of speculation on his possible path back to the game.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“I want a chance to get on the field and get into the locker room and get a chance to play ball again,” Manziel said. “This isn’t just a pit stop for me. I’m not coming here to get what I need to go back down to the NFL. I’ve signed into this for the long haul, for two years.“I’m here to make the most of it.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Manziel is not guaranteed a starting spot with Hamilton, though. He’s the fifth quarterback on the roster, joining Jeremiah Masoli — who was named the starter when Jones took over as coach late last season — CFL veterans Bryant Moniz and Vernon Adams Jr., and Dane Evans.“I want to play, as anybody does,” Manziel said. “I know there’s talent in our quarterback room and I respect the guys we do have. I know there’s going to be a learning curve and I’m going to have to take some time. I have realistic goals to come in, learn the offense, learn the game and hopefully my talent and making some throws and doing some things I feel I can do on the football field will show.”Jones echoed Manziel’s comments, and reiterated that Masoli remains the Tiger-Cats’ starter as of Saturday.“Let me tell you something right now: He has got his work ahead of him to beat out Jeremiah,” Jones said of Manziel. “Now, I am a firm believer, even when I was in the NFL, I wanted three quarterbacks that had started and played in the NFL. You can’t have too many quarterbacks because you’re one play away.”Manziel has dealt with several off-field issues. In 2016, a domestic assault charge against Manziel in Dallas was dismissed after he took an anger management course and participated in the NFL’s substance-abuse program. In a recent interview, he said he’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has stopped drinking.The CFL has a policy on violence against women. The league said in a statement that in December it began a process to determine if Manziel could join the league. Manziel had to meet certain conditions, including an assessment by an independent expert on domestic violence, a review by legal counsel and a discussion with Commissioner Randy Ambrosie.The league said it informed Manziel and the Tiger-Cats it would approve his signing. He must, however, continue to meet the specified conditions to “maintain his eligibility.”In January, after signing a three-year contract to remain Hamilton’s coach, Jones gushed about Manziel’s potential.“I think he’d be the best player to ever play up here,” he said. “He can throw it and he can run it like nobody ever has been able to do.”Manziel is arguably the highest-profile NFL player to come to the CFL since 2006, when running back Ricky Williams joined the Toronto Argonauts. And with 2.23 million followers on Twitter, Manziel has no shortage of people interested in every move he makes — on and off the field. Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, left, holds a jersey with Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach June Jones after announcing that he has signed a two-year contract to play for the CFL team at a press conference in Hamilton, Ontario, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP)HAMILTON, Ontario — Johnny Football is huddling up again for a long-awaited comeback — in Canada.Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel signed a two-year contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Saturday, looking to salvage his football career after a turbulent and unsuccessful stay with the Cleveland Browns.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

Liberia Losing US$1.6M at RIA

first_imgLiberia has announced it is losing over US$1.6 million monthly revenue at the country’s Roberts International Airport (RIA) alone as a result of flight suspension by airlines due to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country.The country’s Acting Minister of Finance and Economic Development Planning, Mr. Amara M. Konneh, told reporters in Monrovia Thursday that the suspension of flights at RIA is having a grave impact on the economy. “This is not money for a post-war economy to lose,” he said. Many key airlines, including the US-owned Delta, Air France, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Air, amongst others, have suspended flights to Monrovia fearing the Ebola virus outbreak.The Liberian Finance Minister also disclosed that the impact of the Ebola crisis will cost the government over US$120 million.The impact of the Ebola crisis has pushed the government to revise its gross domestic product (GDP) growth downward from a projected 5.9 percent growth by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for 2014 to 2.5 percent. “Real GDP is projected to decline by about 3.4 percent to about 2.5 percent,” he said. Many concession companies have declared force majeure and fled the country for safety.Mr. Konneh admitted that the outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has already claimed the lives of over 1,200 people and infected over 1,000 people in Liberia, is a huge blow to the economy. He declared that the government’s Economic Management Team (EMT) has submitted a number of measures, including austerities, which would create the fiscal space for more investment into government’s fight against Ebola and to mitigate the economic impact of the virus on the economy. “So we are going to find some money to help the hardest hit sectors of the economy and this would include finding some stimulus package for the private sector,” he stated. Mr. Konneh also announced that government will continue with its austerity measures to reduce recurrent spending,  urging public officials to fuel their private vehicles from their own pockets. “If you buy your own private car, fuel it with your own money, not with government’s money,” he said.Some government officials are still finding it very difficult to adapt the new policy as most of them are used to relying on freely using public properties for their personal interests.The Minister insisted that Liberia businesses are hurting as a result of Ebola and they need some help. “We have to give them some help, but we have to give it to them through the banks because they need it.”Min. Konneh also used the occasion to challenge the international community to be more accountable and report the financial resources it is pooling to help the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. “They must make financial reports on what they are spending the money on in Liberia and other countries item by item,” he said.The international community has been criticized for being too slow to help eradicate the Ebola virus in West Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man murdered after leaving nightclub in Lethem

first_imgThe motionless body of a Guyanese man was on Sunday morning discovered along Tabatinga Village trail in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) with several marks of violence about his body.The dead man has been identified as 22-year-old Morgan Gonsalves, who had resided in Bom Fim, Brazil.Based on reports received, the man left his home to attend a nightclub at Tabatinga, Lethem about 23:00h on Saturday evening.However, after some time elapsed and he did not return home, his brother went in search of him. About 06:00h on Sunday, the worried man stumbled upon his brother’s motionless body just about 150 metres from the nightclub.He was lying in a pool of blood with a wound to his head and several abrasions to other parts of his body. At the time, he was clad in short blue trousers, a grey and white jersey and a pair of black boots – the same outfit he reportedly left home wearing.He was picked up and taken to the Lethem Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty. His body is at the mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. The Police have launched an investigation into the murder, and several persons were questioned.No one was arrested in connection with the heinous crime.last_img read more

Pepper-spray wielding man fatally shot in botched robbery

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe victim — a man in his late 30s — may have been trying to defend himself because pepper spray was found near his body, Davalos said. Alex Delgadillo, a motorcyclist who saw the victim’s body and called police, told a Newsreel camera crew that “we came around the corner and thought the victim was drunk. We turned around and saw he didn’t respond. “It turned out he wasn’t breathing or anything. I just called it in. He was just laying in the middle of the street. I came through here and he was there. He wasn’t breathing. His fists were clenched…” The slaying did not appear to be gang- or narcotics-related, Davalos said, adding that it would be investigated as an attempted robbery. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A man trying to defend himself with pepper spray was fatally shot today during an apparent robbery attempt near the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting occurred on South Lucerne Blvd., between Wilshire Boulevard and West 8th Street, said Lt. Victor Davalos of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Station. Police received reports around 12:35 a.m. of a male lying in the middle of the street, Davalos said. Officers at the location discovered a man dead from gunshot wounds, he said. The victim’s identity was not immediately released. last_img read more

FOOTBALL: WINS FOR COCKHILL, LK ROVERS AND DRUMKEEN IN ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE

first_imgResultsD News League CupGroup A Drumkeen Utd. 2 0 Kildrum TigersFanad Utd v Bonagee Utd. (Tuesday, April 16th at 7:30pm)Group BCockhill Celtic 2 0 Swilly Rovers Letterkenny Rovers 1 0 Derry City ReservesReportsCockhill Celtic FC – 2 (P McKinney 38’ & G Friel 63’)Swilly Rovers FC – 0In the season opener to the 2013 Ulster Senior League it was Cockhill who bounced back from last weeks disappointing Knockalla Cup defeat to record a 2-0 home victory over Swilly Rovers in the Donegal News League Cup. A goal in each half from strikers Paul McKinney & Garbhain Friel was enough to see them past a gallant Rovers side at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Grounds. Cockhill had the games first chance on 12 minutes when McKinney & Friel combined, after a mistake in the Swilly rearguard, only for Friel’s effort to be easily saved by keeper Gareth Wade. Swilly suffered a blow on 15 minutes when the experienced Marty McDaid had to be replaced, after injury, by Ryan McDaid. The game was far from pretty in the opening period but on 21 minutes Wade produced a great save, full stretch to his left, after a direct free by Cockhills Christy McLaughlin just outside the box. Swilly responded only minutes later but Cockhills Gavin Cullen gathered well after a 25 yard free from fullback Laurence Toland. Swilly had a scare on 28 minutes when a quick free by Garbhain Friel left Jimmy Bradley free in the box, 12 yards out, but the midfielder scuffed his shot wide off the unguarded net. The home side struck the opener on 38minutes when, after the Rovers defence failed to clear a Friel cross from the right, Paul McKinney pounced on the loose ball to smash it high into the net from 8yards giving Wade no chance. Swilly never really had any controlled possession in the opening period; however they had shouts for a penalty on 41 minutes when the lively Ronan Curtis cut in from the right but the ball bobbled up on him in the box hitting a defenders hand but the referee waved play on. A similar incident happened in the Swilly box on the stroke off half time when a cross by Cockhills Derek Doherty was deflected up onto a defender’s hand but again the referee waved play on a correct call on both occasionsThe second half was only five minutes old when Cockhill’s Friel clipped a neat cross to the back post but Doherty’s header was over the bar. Swilly again struggled to get going in the second period and their only outlet was long ball to Curtis in attack. The experienced Michael McHugh was their also and he did his best when in possession to hold play up and look for support. On 53 minutes Cockhills Liam O’Donnell let fly with a shot from 25yards but with Wade beat the ball crashed off the crossbar, McKinney was ruled offside when he headed the loose ball into the unguarded net. The home side scored the second goal on 63minutes when Jimmy Bradley played the ball to Friel inside the area but as the defenders pushed him away from goal the big striker found space on the edge of the ‘D’ to drill a powerful effort to the net past Wade. Swilly had a few late corners in the game but both on 73 & 79 minutes Tolands delivery was well cleared by Malachy McDermott in the home defence. In the final action of note, on 81 minutes, Cockhill’s McKinney again had a goal ruled out for offside when he pounced on a Wade save from a McDermott strike from distance.Letterkenny Rovers 1 (J. Minnock. 68 mins)Derry City Reserves 0 A spectacular winner from Jonathan Minnock gave Letterkenny Rovers the perfect start to the defence of their Donegal News Ulster Senior League Cup with victory over Derry City at Leckview Park on Sunday. With just over twenty minutes remaining, the former Finn Harps and Shelbourne defender cracked home a wonderful left footed strike from 20 yards to edge the clash for the cup holders against the reigning league champions.Indeed, only for an inspired performance from the former Manchester United Academy goalkeeper Joe Coll – making his debut for the Candystripes – the home could easily have won by a more comfortable margin. The only blemish on an otherwise good afternoon for new manager Trevor Scanlon was the late dismissal of striker Davitt Walsh for an act of petulance inside the Derry half.The home side started with real purpose and the lively Steve Okakpu was twice put through on goal only to be denied by the alert Coll while Odhran McMacken was also posing a threat with his runs down the right flank and saw one effort go narrowly over the crossbar. City were restricted to a number of long range efforts from Conal Kelly and Paul Ramsey which Rovers goalkeeper Shane O’Gara dealt comfortably with but overall his back four looked particularly solid.In the second half, Keith Malseed came closest with a diving header which just flew narrowly past Coll’s right hand post before the only goal of the game arrived on 69 minutes. The blustery conditions caught hold of McMacken’s corner but Minnock picked the ball up from a wide position skipped past two Derry defenders before unleashing an unstoppable drive beyond the reach of Coll.It proved to be the decisive goal of the game but he tested Coll again with a tricky in-swinging corner which the ‘keeper clawed away with one hand from underneath the crossbar. Rovers played out the final ten minutes with ten men after Walsh received a red card for an off the ball incident which rules him out of next week’s fixture away to Swilly Rovers.Letterkenny Rovers – Shane O’Gara, Oisin Grant, Aaron Scanlon, Kieran Gorman, Jonathan Minnock, Glenn Gallagher, Odhran McMacken, Chris Malseed, Steve Okakpu (Jason Doherty 75 mins), Davitt Walsh, Keith Malseed.Derry City – Joe Coll, Collie McGeehan, Shaun Curran, Caolan McLaughlin, Gary Barrett, Conal Kelly, Conor Harkin, Paul Ramsey, Kyle Curran, Tony McNamee, Josh Tracey.Referee – Packie CollDrumkeen Utd 2 (Eunan Kelly 9 mins, Jamie Gallagher 56 mins)Kildrum Tigers 0This game was played at a very windy & wet St. Patricks Park, on Sunday afternoon. After a good win in the Knockalla Cup last week last season’s beaten Donegal News Cup finalists were determined to continue their good start to the season. They got off to a good start when a corner kick by David Craig was misjudged the Kildrum keeper, the ball fell to Eunan Kelly who made no mistake with just 10 minutes on the clock, both teams tried to play football but it was almost impossible in the weather conditions. Half time 1 -0. A Brendan Bonner free kick early in the second half was easily delt with by the Kildrum keeper before Drumkeen lost the services of influential midfielder Chris Kyle injured. 10 minutes into the second half a great ball into the box by Richard Moore found Jimmy Gallagher who scored Drumkeen’s second. Kildrum tried hard to get back into the game but found the home team’s defence well on top. A run by Eunan Kelly beat threedefenders but his shot went narrowly wide. Drumkeen held on in the difficult conditions winning by 2 goals to nil. Ref. Vincent Mc Laughlin.FixturesDonegal News League CupGroup ASunday, April 21st at 2pmBonagee Utd. v Drumkeen Utd. P. Duddy (Ref.)Kildrum Tigers v Finn Harps Res. T. McAree (Ref.)Group BSunday, April 21st at 2pmDerry City Res. v Cockhill Celtic C. McLaughlin (Ref.)Monday, April 22nd at 6:45pmSwilly Rovers v Letterkenny Rovers S. Toner (Ref.)FOOTBALL: WINS FOR COCKHILL, LK ROVERS AND DRUMKEEN IN ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE was last modified: April 15th, 2013 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:FOOTBALL: WINS FOR COCKHILLLK ROVERS AND DRUMKEEN IN ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUElast_img read more

QUIGLEY IS TOP MAN FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR OCTOBER REVIEW

first_imgAs the nominations flow in for the 2012 Donegal Sports Star Awards a review of the month of October reveals a truly stunning list of successes achieved by individuals and teams from the county. The man of the month was without doubt Finn Valley boxer Jason Quigley who won silver at the World Championships in Kazakhstan.Another tremendous honour for Donegal was seeing two of Quigley’s fellow county men Michael Murphy and Seamus Coleman captaining their country for the first time in senior international competition. The 38th Donegal Sports Star Awards function takes place at the end of January but before that there is a huge body of work to be done by the organizing committee with the nominations deadline of Friday, November 29th now looming. Chairperson Neil Martin has thanked Donegal County Council who have come on board again to sponsor the award.The deadline for nominations for the 38th Donegal Sports Star Awards is Friday, November 29th. Nominations can be done online from the nominations page and emailed to info@donegalsportsstarawards.ie or by completing a simple nomination form, which can be downloaded and posted to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.Those not using on-line can simply post their nominations to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton. A brief summary only of achievements will suffice. Pictorial and DVD footage is also required. For further details visit www.donegalsportsstarawards.ie.Jason Quigley must be a contender for this year’s awards!The Hall of Fame winner has already been chosen by the committee therefore no nominations will be accepted in this category. The Donegal Sports Star Awards presentation function takes place on Friday, January 31st in the Mount Errigal Hotel. In October Jason Quigley just lost out on gold in his final fight at the World Championships in Kazakhstan but in the space of just a week the 22-year-old had defeated Indian, Scottish, Hungarian and Russian opponents to become the first Irishman ever to take a silver medal in this competition and as a result he is now ranked number one in the world at Middleweight.Another piece of history was created in Donegal sport in October when three players from the county Michael Murphy, Seamus Coleman and Kyle-Callan McFadden captained their country in international competition. 24-year-old Murphy captained Ireland for the first time and led his side to a 57-35 victory over Australia at Breffni Park with the Glenswilly man scoring seven points in the International Rules opener. And Murphy completed a memorable week by skippering Ireland to a second victory over the Aussies at Croke Park. Paddy McBrearty and Neil McGee were also members of the side who won by 116 to 37 – a huge 101-point aggregate win.In between those two internationals and less than 24 hours after the first win over Australia Murphy produced a ‘Man of the Match’ performance scoring 1-5 as his Glenswilly side won the Donegal Senior Football Championship title for only the second time ever with a 3-19 to 2-6 win over Killybegs at McCumhaill Park. It completed the double for the Glen men in Donegal having also won the Division League title the previous weekend.25-year-old Seamus Coleman led out the Republic of Ireland for the first time in Cologne in a World Cup qualifier against Germany that ended in a 3-0 defeat for the Killybegs man. Ramelton’s Kyle-Callan McFadden captained the Republic of Ireland U-19s in a 0-0 draw with Bosnia & Herzegovina in a final UEFA Championship qualifying game in Sweden.There was a tremendous performance from the Finesse Gymnastics Display Team who won silver at the Festival of Gymnastics in London in only their second year to take part in the competition under the direction of team coach Meganne Herron and choreographer Linda Bennett. Two of the athletic highlights came on the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of the month in the Airtricity Dublin Marathon where former Letterkenny AC member Maria McCambridge was the Ladies winner while Inishowen AC’s Pauric McKinney was first home to take the National Masters title in the same race.Sam Magee’s national titleRaphoe’s Sam Magee kept the family name at the forefront in badminton with his new partner Jonathon Dolan winning the Irish Men’s Doubles title against a Slovenian pair in Baldoyle 21-12, 21-9. There was great news for Eoin Rooney a member of Nemo SC, Ballyshannon who qualified to represent Team Ulster at the Special Olympics Ireland finals in Limerick next June.At the beginning of October Bridie Lynch one of Donegal’s most successful female athletes ever received the Irish Paralympic Order the highest honour that can be given to an athlete by Paralympics Ireland for outstanding service to the sport in Ireland. Elsewhere in athletics at the beginning of the month Finn Valley’s Colin Watson and Helen Stockdale won their respectvie male and female categories at the opening Cross-Country competition of the new season staged in the Rosses.In the middle of October Natasha Adams the Lifford AC member won the Donegal Athletic Board’s Master Cross Country Championship in Castlefin. It was a very good October for Adams and her club colleague Anne-Marie McGlynn who were selected to run for Ireland following fantastic runs in the Phoenix Park at the Gerry Farnan event where Ann Marie finished fourth in the seniors while Natasha won the Masters race.The Lifford U-17 Girls team won gold at the Donegal Cross Country Championships in Castlefin; Tirconaill AC’s Daniel Gallagher won the U-17 Boys title and there was also success for Inishowen AC with team silvers in U-11 Girls, U-11 Boys and U-13 GirlsThe Lifford Men’s team took silver at the Donegal Novice Championships in Annagry. Also in Annagry the Cranford U-10 and U-12 Boys teams won gold while Molly Trearty was first home in the U-12 Girls category. Ivan Toner and Teresa McGloin won their respective male and female categories to take the honours at the New Mills 10k in Letterkenny.Boxing success for AuciuteIt was also a good month for Jason Quigley’s Finn Valley Boxing Club as Austeja Auciute won her eighth Irish title defeating Kayleigh McCormack in the 64kgs Final at the National U-22 Championships. Letterkenny BC’s Brian Elliott won a bronze while Lee Harkin of the Illies Golden Gloves took gold for Ulster in the HSK Cup in Denmark.Glengad southpaw Michael ‘Donegal Dynamite’ McLaughlin won his fourth straight professional fight 57-54 against Sergio Cabrera in Boston. Also on the same bill Buncrana boxer John Hutchinson continued his promising start to his professional career defeating American Robert Brando-Hunt 40-36.A former Donegal Sports Star Award winner 19-year-old Letterkenny lad Conor McElwaine signed for the Belgian Terra Footwear Cycling team. Conor had been a member of the Errigal Cycling Club. Quigley’s Point Darts player Charlie Grant produced the performance of his career in dumping out former World champion Andy ‘the Viking’ Fordham at the World championship qualifiers in Hull.In underage finals Naomh Conaill defeated St. Eunan’s in County U-16 Division 1. Naomh Muire won the Intermediate Championship title defeating St Naul’s at the O’Donnell Park while former St. Eunan’s player Eamonn Haran managed Sligo side Tourlestrane to the County Senior Championship title.St. Naul’s took the Intermediate Football Championship title after a 1-12 to 0-7 win over Downings in a final replay. Termon turned on a magnificent second half display to almost shock hot favourties Donaghmoyne in the Ulster Ladies Senior Football Championship Final in Clones. The Burn Road side led the Monaghan team by two points in time added on but the reigning Ulster and All-Ireland champions came back to force a replay.However, six days later in the replay Termon lost heavily 4-14 to 1-04 to the Monaghan champions. in Trillick. Also in Clones there was heartbreak for the Milford ladies side who lost by a point to Derry’s Watty Grahams in the Ulster Intermediate Football Final. Fanad Gaels clinched promotion to Division 2 by overcoming neighbours Downings in a play-off that took place in Milford.Harley triumphs in FranceIn horseracing at the end of October Trentagh’s Martin Harley had a fantastic French Group 1 victory on Tac de Boistron for new trainer Marco Botti in the Longchamp Prix Royal-Oak.In hockey three young Raphoe players Ben Wallace, Alexander Tinney and Luke Witherow helped Ulster win gold at the Sainsbury Schools Games in Sheffield.Setanta’s Danny Cullen was a member of Irish squad that played a Senior Hurling/Shinty game against Scotland at Croke Park as a curtainraiser to the International Rules game between Ireland and Australia.The Three Rivers Shotokan Karate Club had success in Dublin at the JKS Autumn Open Championships returning home with two silver and three bronze medals. There was further success for the club in Tallaght at the ONAKAI National Junior Jumite Championships. Ciaran Crawford won his first national title in the U-9 Boys section while Natasha Doherty also came home with a medal.The Ulster Karate Federation claimed a fantastic 20 medals at the WUKF European Championships in Sheffield. The cross-border club took home three gold, three silver and 12 bronze.The Inishowen Samurai Uladh Judo Club had huge success at the Irish Open Championships at the City West Hotel in Dublin.There was golds’ for Inch’s Sarah Jane Porter in the U-12 under 32kg clash and for Carndonagh’s Oisin McLaughlin in the U-14 66kg+ class. Oisin’s father Tony made it a family double winning gold in the veteran’s category. Other Inishowen medal winners included Kathleen McNaught silver U-20 and bronze adult; Samantha Weir double silver at U-16 and U-20; Michael McKay won bronze at U-20 while Manus O’Donnell won silver in a veteran’s category.Young Richard Kerr from Leitir in Kilmacrennan is making a name for himself in motorbike racing following in the footsteps of this father Ivan who starred in the sport of Moto Cross. He won the Ulster and Irish 125 Production at Kirkistown, Co. Down.Richard rounded off the season with a second place finish in the 125 Newcomers/Moto 3 race at the Sunflower Trophy Races 600cc Class at the Bishop’s Court Circuit near Downpatrick in Co. Down.McBride motorbike triumphConvoy’s Aaron McBride won the Irish Supersport Motor Cycling Cup Championship at the Sunflower Trophy Races 600cc Class at the Bishop’s Court Circuit near Downpatrick in Co. Down.In Motorsport co-driver Rory Kennedy sitting alongside Gary Jennings won the Irish Tarmac Championship after finishing second overall in the Cork 20 Rally. At the beginning of the month Damien Faulkner the Moville racing driver had two successive wins at the American Le Mans Series Oak Tree Grand Prix at the Virgina Raceway.Declan Gallagher and his co-driver Ryan Moore won the two wheel Dunlop National Rally Championship in their Toyota Starlet in Bantry, West Cork.At the start of October Peter Hutton resigned as Finn Harps manager after the win over First Division champions Athlone Town. Inishowen came from two goals down to win 4-2 against the Sligo/Leitrim League in their opening Oscar Traynor group game at Maginn Park. And there was also victory for the Donegal League who won away in RoscommonDale Gorman played in three UEFA U-19 Championship games for Northern Ireland against Belgium, France and Iceland. The former Letterkenny Rovers midfielder was named ‘Man of the Match’ after the 1-1 draw with France. Greencastle U-12s took the Plate title at the national finals in Dublin while Moville U-12s were runners-up to Glenree Utd who won the Shield section.Buncrana man Jim McConnell was re-elected on the FAI Senior Council for a 16th successive year and will also continue as Chairperson of the Domestic Committee for an eighth consecutive term. Letterkenny man John Duffy was appointed as the ‘Referee’s Observer’ for the FAI Senior Cup Final between Sligo Rovers and Drogheda Utd.Irish Junior Surfing Champion Iarom Madden from Bundoran won the men’s title at the British University Championships. He was representing University College London at the finals, which took place in Conwall.For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie or find us on Facebook at DonegalSports StarawardsQUIGLEY IS TOP MAN FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR OCTOBER REVIEW was last modified: November 12th, 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 SPORTS STAR AWARDSJason Quigleylast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: SEND JIM AND THE BOYS YOUR MESSAGES OF SUPPORT!

first_imgFans who can’t make it to Croker will be tuning in around the globeDonegal folk around the world will be crossing their fingers on Sunday week when Jim McGuinness’ men take on Kerry at Croker.We appreciate that Donegal people from Australia to Canada won’t all be able to be there in person.But you can send your ‘good luck’ messages to Jim and the boys. Donegal Daily is inviting all Donegal fans around the world to send in their good luck video and email messages to Jim and the boys and we will post them on the site.Email all pictures, messages and videos to info@donegaldaily.com.Cmon Donegal!  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: SEND JIM AND THE BOYS YOUR MESSAGES OF SUPPORT! was last modified: September 8th, 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:donegalDonegal DailyJim McGuinnesslast_img read more