Double celebration for F2 import Perez with MVP award and PSL title

first_imgLATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina PBA Season 43 Preview: ‘Dark horse’ Blackwater out to pull off surprises Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew F2 teammates Kim Fajardo and Dawn Macandili also grabbed first tier individual awards in the forms of the Best Setter and 1st Best Libero trophies.Kianna Dy and Mary Joy Baron were named as the 2nd Best Opposite Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blockers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPetron’s attack tandem of Hillary Hurley and Lindsay Stalzer were given the 1st Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Outside Spiker awards while Mika Reyes was named as the 1st Best Middle Blocker.Jaja Santiago of Foton was given the 1st Best Opposite Spiker while Petron’s Yuri Fukuda was awarded the 2nd Best Libero plum. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netVenezuelan phenom MJ Perez came away with two all-important trophies Saturday in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix after winning the title and the Most Valuable Player award for F2 Logistics.Perez led the Cargo Movers with 24 points in their four-set triumph over Petron, 25-20, 25-19, 20-25, 25-18, in Game 3 of the Finals at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep02:14Carpio 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conecenter_img Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sara Klisura was recognized as the Best Scorer in a Match after she unloaded 41 points in five sets against F2 in the eliminations.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Region 1 residents benefit from clean-up drive

first_img…will be fined if found littering — EPAResidents of Mabaruma in the North West District (NWD) of Region One (Barima/Waini) may soon be fined or jailed for littering. This follows the launch of the Mabaruma waterfront clean-up project at Kumaka on Monday last.Waste in the Aruka RiverKumaka clean-up under wayThe project is an initiative of the Ministry of Natural Resources in collaboration with the Regional Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA will act as an enforcement agent on the project which seeks to reduce littering and improve the management of solid waste.EPA through regulations enshrined in the constitution can prosecute for illegal dumping and littering. Senior environmental officer of EPA, Odessa Duncan says it is hoped that it will be able to create behavioural change in personal disposal of waste: “The EPA is looking to support the Ministry’s effort with enforcement. We will work with the NDC and the Town Council to ensure that persons who continue to dispose of their litter improperly will be charged and will be fined so as to maintain a clean environment.”Meanwhile, environmental advisor coordinator Dr Latchmin Punalall speaking at the launch at the Mabaruma NARIE Regional Office noted that the Ministry of Communities is also involved in the project: “The community as a whole will be enhanced and so we are encouraging persons not only to clean up but after we would have taken most of the stuff away that you keep it clean. I know the first phase where we have the huge amount of garbage to clean, you will not be able to facilitate it, so we will facilitate this first phase and then without much expense you will be able to keep it clean.”Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley said Region One Administration is not only looking to see that the Region becomes cleaner but the entire country: “As you know the government is poised on a green initiative to make Guyana a better country environmentally, and so the RDC would like to see it better and so over the coming months there are going to be a lot of projects that will be initiated that will strengthen this project.”A similar project was launched at Port Kaituma on Tuesday, following others that were launched in Bartica and Kwakwani. The ministry also plans to launch a similar project in Lethem, Region Nine, next week.Meanwhile, some residents of Kumaka expressed concern over the sustainability of the project, stating that traders from neighbouring Venezuela dispose of their waste in an improper manner coupled with the waste which comes from businesses situated along the Aruka River.In an invited comment EPA’s Duncan said residents also have a role to play under the project and that is to report instances of improper dumping: “When that information gets to us we will be able to take action and have those persons charged. That is why we also have an education component of the project.”Andrew Carmichaellast_img read more

Ebola Orphans Supporter Gets 2014 Humanitarian Award

first_imgAbraham Seasy, a Liberian businessman, who continues to provide financial support to children orphaned by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), last weekend received the “Best Humanitarian” award for the year 2014.The award was presented to him by the Foundation to Restore Human Dignity (FRHD) based on his considerable support in the fight against EBOLA, including the housing of one hundred Ebola orphans in the VOA community and the construction of two bridges in the Red Hill Field community connecting Mango town and central Virginia.Receiving the award, Mr. Seasy thanked the organization for selecting him for the honor.Mr. Sesay, who is a prominent resident of the Red Hill Field community, told the leadership of the organization that as the fight against EBOLA continues he will stilled do all he can to ensure that it is totally eradicated out of District 17, and Montserrado County at large.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BV teen was alive when face bashed – post mortem

first_img…suspects still being interrogatedAs the five men held on suspicion of murdering 18-year-old Qualfon receptionist Raynelle Benfield remain in Police custody, the Post-Mortem Examination (PME) has confirmed that she was alive when she was bashed in the face.Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh conducted the autopsy on Monday and determined Benfield’s cause of death as crushed injuries to the face by a bluntMurdered receptionist Raynelle Benfieldobject. The PME also determined that the young woman was not raped at the time of her demise and that the burn marks were as a result of burns from the sun.Benfield was last seen by colleagues early Saturday evening and was found partly unclothed in a Muslim cemetery near her Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara home just after 07:00h on Monday. As the Police continue to figure out the timeline surrounding the teen’s final hours, the suspects are allegedly reluctant to disclose what they may know about the ghastly crime. It was observed that Police in C Division (East Coast Demerara) were yet to make a breakthrough on the teen’s murder.The teen’s relatives were on Monday questioned by investigators about her social life and acquaintances which prompted ranks to visit the homes of several young men in the area. These young men were arrested and one of them was Benfield’s boyfriend, a suspected gang member who had reportedly dated a female relative of Benfield in the recent past.When the teen’s body was discovered, her hands were resting on her chest while the pair of jeans she was wearing was pulled to her knees. Guyana Times reported that the teen left home on Saturday morning for work and after she did not return home that evening, her relatives were under the impression that she was working overtime. Her colleagues also stated that they last saw her around 18:00h on Saturday.last_img read more

Iceland head home from W Cup, heartbroken but unbowed

first_imgAt the World Cup they held their own in a section that also featured Argentina and Nigeria but were left to regret a string of near misses in their final match before Ivan Perisic sealed their fate with a last-minute winner on Tuesday.“It’s sad to go out after that performance. We had more inside us and thought we would go further in the tournament,” said Sverrir Ingason.“That was our best game of the World Cup, we had many chances to score,” added the defender, whose second-half header hit the crossbar.After Milan Badelj put Croatia ahead early in the second half, a Gylfi Sigurdsson equaliser from a penalty meant the Nordic side were a goal away from their first-ever World Cup victory and a berth in the next round.Fans support Iceland during their match against Croatia in Rostov-on-Don © AFP / Khaled DESOUKI“We left everything on the pitch today. We go home proud from our first and not last World Cup,” said striker Alfred Finnbogason on Twitter alongside a picture of his shot which whistled past the post.“We had chances to win it so of course there is disappointment,” said coach Heimir Hallgrimsson. “But we did everything we could. If you do that you shouldn’t be disappointed. We can look each other in the eye, hold our heads high.”– Bittersweet –Thousands of fans travelled to distant Russia from the tiny nation — with a population of just 330,000, the smallest ever to qualify for a World Cup — while almost 100 percent of TV viewers were reported to have watched the games.Hallgrimsson praised the close bond with their fans, famed for their so-called “Viking thunder-clap”, and said during the past six years the team had found its identity.“We have really found our way. Everybody is on board in terms of football style, in character and values, and how we should behave as national team members,” he said.Iceland drew their opening match 1-1 against Argentina before losing their second game against Nigeria 2-0.Goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, who saved a Lionel Messi penalty in the Argentina match, said he was optimistic about the team’s prospects.“There is a bright future ahead,” said the 34-year-old goalkeeper, who is also an accomplished film-maker, one of several members of the team with another job.The World Cup was a “great experience, albeit bittersweet having been so close,” Iceland football association official Omar Smarason told AFP.It was “one big chapter in the ongoing and rising history of Icelandic football. Success is not a destination, it is an endless journey. We hope to continue that journey for as long as we can,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (right) celebrates after scoring against Croatia © AFP / Khaled DESOUKIGELENDZHIK, Russian Federation, Jun 27 – Gallant Iceland headed home heartbroken but unbowed after a premature end to their first World Cup adventure, ruing what might have been after a narrow defeat by Croatia.Iceland caught the public imagination with their fairytale run to the quarter-finals at Euro 2016 in France and waltzed through qualifying for Russia, topping their group, which included Croatia.last_img read more

Man United defender Jones ruled out for a month

first_img Phil Jones in action for Manchester United 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has announced defender Phil Jones will be sidelined for up to a month with a torn hamstring.Jones pulled up during England’s Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Switzerland on Monday night and was replaced by Phil Jagielka.Scans have shown he suffered a tear in his right hamstring and Van Gaal will now be without the centre-back until October.“Phil has a torn hamstring,” Van Gaal said. “He is maybe out for three weeks or a month.”The news will be a big blow to the Dutchman, who is hoping for his first victory as United boss against QPR on Sunday.Jones, 22, has played every minute of United’s opening three Premier League fixtures and was crowned the club’s Player of the Month for August.last_img read more

Video: Ball boy becomes hero in China after correct penalty kick call

first_imgStephan White, a 12-year-old Australian ball boy, has become something of a hero in China after telling goalkeeper Wang Delai which way to dive to save a Saudi Arabia penalty. The crucial spot-kick helped secure China a crucial 1-0 win in the Asia Cup clash.last_img

How warming could alter California

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“We need to be attentive to the fact that changes are going to occur, whether it’s sea level rising or increased temperatures, droughts and potentially increased fires,” said Lisa Sloan, a scientist who directs the Climate Change and Impacts Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “These things are going to be happening.” Among the earliest and most noticeable casualties is expected to be California’s ski season. Snow is expected to fall for a shorter period and melt more quickly. That could shorten the ski season by a month even in wetter areas and perhaps end it in others. Because California has myriad microclimates, predicting what will happen by the end of the century is a challenge. But through a series of interviews with scientists who are studying the phenomenon, a general description of the state’s future emerges. California is defined by its scenery, from the mountains that enchanted John Muir to the wine country and beaches that define its culture around the world. But as scientists try to forecast how global warming might affect the nation’s most geographically diverse state, they envision a landscape that could look quite different by the end of this century, if not sooner. Where celebrities, surfers and wannabes mingle on Malibu’s world-famous beaches, there may be only sea walls defending fading mansions from the encroaching Pacific. In Northern California, tourists could have to drive farther north or to the cool edge of the Pacific to find what is left of the region’s signature wine country. Abandoned ski lifts might dangle above snowless trails more suitable for mountain biking even during much of the winter. In the deserts, Joshua trees that once extended their tangled, shaggy arms into the sky by the thousands may have all but disappeared. By the end of the century, temperatures are predicted to increase by 3 to 10 degrees statewide. That could translate into even less rainfall across the southern half of the state, already under pressure from the increased frequency of wildfires and relentless population growth. Small mammals, reptiles and colonies of wildflowers in the deserts east of Los Angeles are accustomed to periodic three-year dry spells. But they might not be able to withstand the 10-year drought cycles that could become commonplace as the planet warms. Scientists already are considering relocating Joshua tree seedlings to areas where the plants, a hallmark of the high desert and namesake of a national park, might survive climate change. Farther north, where wet, cold winters are crucial for the water supply of the entire state, warmer temperatures will lead to more rain than snow in the Sierra Nevada and faster melting in the spring. Because 35 percent of the state’s water supply is stored annually in the Sierra snowpack, changes to that hydrologic system will lead to far-reaching consequences for California and its ever-growing population. Some transformations already are apparent, from the Sierra high country to the great valleys that have made California the nation’s top agricultural state. The snow line is receding, as it is in many other alpine regions around the world. Throughout the 400-mile-long Sierra, trees are under stress, leading scientists to speculate that the mix of flora could change significantly as the climate warms. The death rate of fir and pine trees has accelerated over the past two decades. In the central and southern Sierra, the giant sequoias that are among the biggest living things on Earth might be imperiled. “I suspect as things get warmer, we’ll start seeing sequoias just die on their feet where their foliage turns brown,” said Nate Stephenson, a U.S. Geological Survey ecologist who is studying the effects of climate change in the Sierra Nevada. “Even if they don’t die of drought stress, just think of the wildfires. If you dry out that vegetation, they’re going to be so much more flammable.” Changes in the mountain snowpack could lead to expensive water disputes between cities and farmers. Any drastic changes to the state’s $30 billion agriculture industry would have national implications, since California’s fertile valleys provide half the country’s fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists’ study. A major unknown is what will happen along California’s coast as the world’s ice sheets and glaciers melt. One scenario suggests the sea level could rise by more than 20 feet. Will the rising sea swamp the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest harbor complex, turning them into a series of saltwater lakes? Among the more sobering projections is what is in store for marine life. The upwelling season, the time when nutrient-rich water rises from the ocean’s depths to nourish one of the world’s richest marine environments. That period, from late spring until early fall, is expected to become weaker earlier in the season and more intense later. As a result, sea lions, blue whales and other marine mammals that follow these systems up and down the coast are expected to decline. The changing sea will present trouble for much of the state’s land-dwelling population, too. A sea level rise of 3 to 6 feet would inundate the airports in San Francisco and Oakland. “If you raise sea level by a foot, you push a cliff back 100 feet,” said Jeff Severinghaus, professor of geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. “There will be a lot of houses that will fall into the ocean.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSFAI Junior Cup Drumkeen United 3 Gweedore Celtic 4Gweedore Celtic advanced to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup but were pushed all the way by Drumkeen at St Patricks Park on Saturday afternoon. It was the home team who actually took the lead through Peter McNamee after 10 minutes but Thomas Diver equalised for Gweedore 5 minutes later. Declan Doherty fired the visitors ahead again but Peter Mc Namee levelled for the home side .Jay Dee then scored for Gweedore to put them ahead again by 3 goals to 2 only for that man Mc Namee to score again for the home team. Both sides had other chances in the first half with Peter McNamee and Anthony Browne forcing good saves from Chris Sweeney in the Gweedore goal. The sides went in level at the break after an eventful first half. While the second half did not live up to the first half in terms of goals scored there were still a few chances for both sides. Drumkeen Keeper Ciaran Bonner had to make a good save in a one on one situation with a Gweedore forward to keep his side in the Game. As the game entered the final quarter it was by no means certain who would win. With about 15 minutes left Gweedore got what would prove to be the winner when Thomas Diver capitalised on a defensive error to score his second and Gweedore’s fourth goal of the game .The home team never gave up though and kept pressing for an equaliser. They nearly got it when Mark James got on the end of a Ryan Kettle cross but his header went just over the bar. The visitors had a couple more efforts as well but could not find another goal. Best for Gweedore were Thomas Diver and Declan O’ Sullivan while Peter McNamee gets a Special mention for Drumkeen. It’s not often you score a hat trick and still end up on the losing side. Referee: Marty Quinn.Old Orchard Saturday DivisionFintown Harps AFC 2 Orchard F.C.5In the 1st half Philip Doherty was the first with a chance but he put it beyond the post. In the 40th minute Orchard made no mistake in putting it into the net. In the 2nd half Fintown were awarded a corner where Aaron Boyle put Fintown on the score board. This gave the game a great lift. Fintown were then awarded a free kick and Christopher Mc Glynn made sure to hit the right top corner making it 2-1 and Fintown seemed to be in control. Orchard scored to even the board. Orchard then took over scoring another three to secure the win.Glencar Celtic 1 Strand Rovers 2Glencar’s horrendous start to the season continued against Strand Rovers, going behind in the 5th minute when a Cathal Boyle deflected header beat Dominic Friel in goals. Glencar’s bad luck didn’t end there with captain Mark Graham going off injured in the 10th minute. The home side battled well and were unlucky coming close on a few occasions. Glencar were dealt another blow early in the second half, although it was against the run of play, Strand scored their second through Doalty Boyle. Somewhat rattled this lifted Glencar who finally started to play a bit and got a goal back through Glencar’s best player on the day Graham Cullen with a fine header. Grieve had Glencar’s best chance to level from the edge of the box but Strand’s keeper saved well. The Strand defence held out to the end. Graham Cullen was best for GlencarGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenree United Reserves 2 Erne Wanderers Reserves 3Erne took the lead 10 minutes into the 1st half when Glenree conceded a free kick that led to Nicky Sheerin scoring. Early in the 2nd half Glenree were 2 down when a long ball caught out their defence and Daniel Warnock duly slotted home. Glenree pushed forward in search of goals. They scored in the 35th minute through Connor Casey who rose highest in the box to nod home. Erne then gave away an indirect free inside the box. Denis Doherty laid it back for Marty Mc Laughlin who cooly side footed into the top corner. Straight from Erne’s kick0off James Gallagher ran through and toe poked past the out- rushing keeper to end the game 3-2 to visitors. Good performances by both teams.Donegal Town Reserves 4 St. Catherines Reserves 2Donegal Town got off to a dream start and found themselves 2 goals up in the first half hour. David “Ted” Bustard got on the end of a mishit kick-out from the St. Catherine’s keeper. Bustard ran in past the penalty spot and calmly played the ball sideways to Gary Ward who slotted home from close range. Ward can take sole credit for Donegal’s second, after making a good run into the box Ward was fouled and a penalty awarded. Ward’s finished from the spot was first class. Donegal extended their lead early in the second half. Nathan Ward was dragged down inside the box and a second penalty awarded. Gary Ward completed his hat-trick from the spot. St Catherine’s then mounted a comeback. Stephen Anderson scoring two goals brought Catherines back within a goal of Donegal. But it was Donegal who got all three points, Gary Herron getting Donegal’s forth goal late in the game. Gary Ward along with Ted Bustard, who’s just back from injury, were both excellent for Donegal. Ryan Haughey had a very solid senior debut for Donegal in goals and was exceptional throughout the game. Keadue Rovers Reserves 9 Milford United Reserves 0Keadue started the game stronger and played some lovely football. The first goal of the game came when Cory Gallagher got on the end of a ball over the top and finished well. It was all Keadue from here on in and the second goal was scored by Adam Neely after good work from his brother Luke. Another ball over the top found Adam Neely who tucked it away. Further goals by Damien Hanlon, Cory Gallagher, Chris Greene and Luke Neely x 3 rounded off an emphatic 9-0 victory for Keadue.Castlefin Celtic Reserves 2 Glenea United Reserves 1Castlefin kept up their 100% home record after a fine 2-1 win over Glenea. Castlefin started the half the brighter with Marcus Curran going close on numerous occasions but couldn’t find a way past Ciaran Gallagher in the Glenea goal. Castlefin finally broke the deadlock after 22 minutes when the ball broke into the path of Curran who slotted home from the edge of the box. Glenea equalised in the 27th minute, after sloppy defending in the Castlefin box the clearance fell to Kieran Boyce who’s shot made its way through the crowded box into the bottom corner. Castlefin took the lead again shortly after the break, Ronan Tourish found Matthew O’Rourke on 52 minutes. O’Rourke’s strike beat the Glenea keeper Gallagher to finish into the bottom corner. The home side had further chances through Brian Dooher and Matthew O’Rourke but could not take advantage. Referee: Barry Hunter. Best for Castlefin: Marcus CurranCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 Cappry Rovers Reserves 6( No Report Submitted)FAI Junior CupGreencastle F.C. 2 Erne Wanderers 1Erne Wanders met Inishowen opposition in the FAI Junior Cup and exited the competition by the slightest of margins. Behind by two at the interval Alan Dorrian’s men fought hard and got a goal back after the break through Barry Mulligan. However Greencastle held on and they will be in the hat for the draw for the next round of the competition.Glengad United 8 Raphoe Town 0Raphoe were outplayed by Glengad F.C. in the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday. Behind by the minimum at the break, largely due to the saving of Rory Duffy, the Donegal League side could do little to stop the Inishowen outfit who won comfortably in the end.Ballybofey United 4 Glaslough 1Ballybofey United hosted Glaslough from Monaghan in the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday. They survived an early scare when Chris Patton excellently saved a penalty after a foul in the area. Two minutes later Darren Kelly blazed the ball over the bar when he was set up from a short corner. Ballybofey were the better team at this stage and Glaslough seemed over reliant on breakaways. On twenty one minutes Shaun Mc Gowan sent Damian Glackin through with a long ball over the defence. Glackin was foiled at point blank range by the visiting keeper. Four minutes later they took the lead when Gavin Doherty’s speculative ball turned the Glaslough defence and what they saw was the back of Michael Lynch as he beat the off-side trap to race clear and slide the ball past the keeper. Despite been ahead Ballybofey were issued a warning on thirty six minutes when Glaslough broke and narrowly missed the target. David White headed Conor O’ Brien’s cross wide before Glaslough got back on level terms when they out-muscled the young Ballybofey central defender to win possession and cross to the back post where their winger headed home from three yards. From the centre Ballybofey regained their lead when Conor O’ Brien scored. Two became three on the re-start when the Glaslough keeper failed to hold O’ Brien’s shot and the rebounding ball was guided home by an unlucky recovering defender. O’ Brien added a fourth in a second half that saw the home side comfortable with Glaslough having their best spell from twenty five to thirty five minutes without once troubling Patton in the home net. Ballybofey will be happy that every man contributed to this victory and some of their young players are starting to settle into the tea. Glaslough will have better days. Referee: Marty Quinn Gweedore United 1 Rathmullan Celtic 4This game was played in perfect conditions under the floodlights at Carrickboyle on Friday night saw Rathmullan advance to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup after a good second half performance. United were missing a number of their key players through injury for this fixture. In the first half both sides cancelled each other out with only half chances created by either team. Rathmullan opened the scoring in the 39th minute when Kevin Doran’s free kick went straight into the bottom corner of the United net to make it 1-0 at half time. In the second half United began the brighter, playing good football and pressing in search of the equaliser. The home side got their deserved equaliser in the 57th minute when good play by Gavin Mc Bride and Ciaran Mc Fadden freed Michael Barry who drove into the bottom of the net to make it 1-1. In the following minutes United had two good chances through Gavin Mc Bride and Ciaran Mc Fadden however Mark Gallagher made good saves on each occasion. Doran put the visitors 2-1 up with his second goal in the 64th minute when he scored from 12 yards after good individual work. The home side pushed looking to try to equalise however Rathmullan got their 3rd on the break with Eoin Sheridan finishing well in the 84th minute. The visitors got their 4th in the 89th minute when Aaron Mc Clafferty tapped in from 4 yards after a good move and the game ended 4-1 in front of a large turnout at Carrickboyle. Referee: Kevin Logue.Deele Harps 4 Glenea United 3Deele welcomed Premier Division outfit Glenea United to The Athletic Grounds and recorded one of the biggest shocks of the Round in the FAI Junior Cup. Deele started well and were creating a few chances but against the run of play the home side fell behind when Kieran Mc Geady headed home an Eamonn McGee corner. Deele responded well and equalised on 20 minutes after Lee Coll headed down to the flame haired midfielder Kevin Lynch who played a sublime pass to send Shane Gallagher through on goal and the Tober goal machine made no mistake. Deele didn’t learn from their mistake and were punished again when another excellent corner from left back Eamonn McGee was headed home by Dean Mc Carry . Deele made it 2-2 when Shane Gallagher poked home in the box to grab his 6th goal of the season. The second half was end to end with Glenea playing the long ball game and putting the Deele defence under pressure. Glenea went ahead again when Mc Geever tapped home on the line after Chris Roulstone saved well from a free kick. Deele rallied again and equalised for the 3rd time when Conor Catterson finished well from the edge of the box, a sublime shot which left the former Manchester United goalkeeper Joe Coll rooted to the spot. The home side deservedly grabbed the winner on 75 minutes. Shane Gallagher beat two men and then pulled the ball back to Brian Breslin who hammered home from 12 yards. Best for Deele were Kevin Lynch, Paul Lynch and Aaron Conroy. Referee: Con McLaughlin.Milford United 2 Glenree United 1Milford entertained Glenree in the first round of the FAI Junior at Moyle View Park and eventually advanced to the next round with a late goal from Brendan Murray. Milford started slow and conceded on 20 minutes when a Colin Gallagher shot was defected into the net to give the visitors the lead. Milford pushed for an equaliser, squandering a couple of good chances, and eventually got their goal on 43minutes when Cathal Mc Gettigan headed home a Gary Merritt cross. Milford played a lot better in the second half and found the winner on 80 minutes when Brendan Murray headed home a Gary Merritt corner. Best for Milford were Joey Cullen and Danny McBride, best for Glenree were Colin Gallagher and the centre half John Mc Clafferty. Referee: Paddy Duffy.Drumoghill F.C. 3 Lagan Harps 1A second half brace from Marcus Oliver was enough to send Drumoghill on their way to a comfortable victory over neighbours Lagan Harps although Mark Hunter’s late strike did mean that the home side needed to endure a nervous few minutes until Gerard Mc Granaghan slotted home the clincher in the final minutes of the game to ensure Drumoghill advanced to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup. Drumoghill, who had lost to Lagan Harps in each of their last two encounters, were obviously determined to avoid a third cup exit at the hands of the men from Manorcunningham. They should’ve been ahead as early as the 5th minute when Oliver found himself clear on goal. The striker saw the advancing Harley come of his line but turned away in agony as his attempted lob cleared the crossbar. The first half was a tight affair with Mark Harkin and Kevin Kelly prominent in midfield for Lagan Harps and they managed to stifle much of the danger that Drumoghill tried to create. The closest Drumoghill came to a goal during the opening half was in the 27th minute when Ethan McCready’s thunderbolt from 25 yards came back off the inside of the upright with Harley well and truly beaten. It looked destined for the net from the moment the ball left his foot but the woodwork came to Lagan’s rescue to ensure the first half ended scoreless. The second half was only two minutes old when the breakthrough arrived. There seemed little danger as Liam O’Donnell flicked on McCauley’s goal kick but his header sent Oliver through on goal. There was still a lot to do as Oliver got into his stride, held off Paul Rodgers and calmly slotted home as Harley came out to narrow the angle. It was no more than Drumoghill deserved and the home side gradually took control. Oliver grabbed his second of the game on 72 minutes after good work from McCready and Malseed in midfield sent the striker through on goal and he finished well from a narrow angle. That should really have been that but Mark Hunter gave his side a lifeline with a thunderbolt of his own on 74 minutes. There again appeared little danger when the ball fell to Hunter just outside the box but Drumoghill’s failure to close him down gave Hunter the chance to shoot and he gave McCauley no chance to set up a frantic finale. Lagan had now gained the upper hand but were forced to settle for long range efforts as Drumoghill resolutely defended their lead. It came as a relief though when they finally regained their two goal advantage in the final minute. Benny Bonner whipped in a free kick from the left wing after McCready was fouled and there was Gerard Mc Granaghan to nudge the ball home at the back post to grab his second goal of the season and send his side into the next round of the competition. Referee: Paddy MartinCavan Rangers 3 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 0Kerrykeel’s interest in this season’s FAI Junior Cup has been extinguished at the first hurdle with Cavan Rangers progressing to the next round.Cavan Celtic 3 Donegal Town 3 (a.e.t.)(Cavan Celtic won 16-15 on Penalties)Donegal Town made the trip to Cavan for this FAI Junior Cup match against Cavan Celtic. The led by two goals to nil at the interval and looked in pole position. Cavan improved after the break and their better play coupled with Donegal’s lack of firepower saw the game end three each after extra time. The tie went to a Penalty Shoot-Out which itself was a lengthy affair. Donegal Town lost out by 15 penalties to 16 and will rue not winning the game in normal time when they had their chance.Cappry Rovers 7 Cavan Celtic 3Cappry Rovers advanced to the next round of the F.A.I. Junior Cup when they defeated Cavan Town in an entertaining game played in perfect conditions at Cappry Park. Cappry took the game to the visitors from the start when they created a few chances but it was the Cavan boys who should have opened the scoring in the fifth minute after they were awarded a penalty following a tackle but the spot kick was well saved by Eoghan Gallen in the Cappry goal. Cappry broke the deadlock in the sixteenth minute when a long throw-in from Gavin Reilly found Aaron Kelly who scored at the back post. Brian Lafferty scored Cappry’s second goal in the twenty fourth minute when he got on the end of another long throw from Gavin Reilly. Cavan got a goal back in the twenty eighth minute when Cian Byrne scored following a free kick. Kyle Lafferty scored Cappry’s third goal in the fifty third minute with a shot to the top of the net. Worse was to follow for the visitors when Alan Patton scored in the fifty sixth minute when he beat the defence and advancing keeper to put the ball in the net. Cian Byrne got his and Cavan’s second goal on the hour mark when he converted a penalty following a hand ball by a Cappry defender in the penalty area. Kyle Lafferty got his second and Cappry’s fifth goal in the sixty third minute when he scored following a corner. Cappry got their sixth goal in the seventieth minute when Aaron Kelly scored his second with a header. Gary Dunnion got Cappry’s seventh goal in the seventy fifth minute when he blocked a clearance from the visitors defence following a corner. Cian Byrne completed his hat-trick by scoring Cavan’s third goal from the penalty spot in the seventy seventh minute following a hand ball in the area. Team Performance from Cappry. Cian Byrne was best for Cavan Town. Referee: Mickey Mulhern.Castlefin Celtic 3 Convoy Arsenal 2Castlefin started quick and took the lead after 11 minutes, Ronan Tourish’s shot from outside of the box hit the back post and went in. Convoy came close to equalising minutes later but Eunan Kelly could not find a way past Castlefin keeper Simon Mc Menamin. Castlefin doubled the lead in the 37th minute, Mc Menamin’s long kick out found JP Malley who headed home from 6 yards. Convoy came out strong for the second half and pulled one back two minutes in, Eunan Kelly’s shot curled around the Castlefin defence and into the bottom corner. Convoy equalised in the 60th minute, Jonny Robb did well to beat the defence and finished low and hard into the bottom corner. Castlefin searched for another with Barry Tourish forcing Convoy keeper Chris O’Donnell into an excellent save. Castlefin took the lead again on 76 minutes, Ronan Tourish beat the Convoy midfield and defence to find JP Malley who back heeled the ball into the net. Convoy looked for another equaliser and 5 minutes from time went close when Lee Guthrie’s effort came back off the bar. Referee: Mick Lagan Best for Castlefin: Simon Mc Menamin and Johnny Doherty. Best for Convoy: Chris O’DonnellBonagee United 1 Lifford Celtic 0Noel O’Donnell headed wide from ten yards after ten minutes. Eamon Cannon saw his shot from twenty five yards just go wide on thirteen minutes. Ciaran Patton came close for the visitors on twenty minutes after he beat the keeper to the ball on the edge of the box but the defender got back to clear off the line. Four minutes later Jude Patton saw his strike on goal also cleared off the line. Bonagee took the lead on thirty minutes when Ciaran Bradley put Noel O’ Donnell through and the striker shot home from fifteen yards. The home side were well on top at this stage and O’ Donnell should have had another couple of goals after good crosses from Cannon and Bradley but the big striker headed over from six yards. Adam Kelly saw his strike on the hour well saved by Carr in the home goal. Bonagee hit the bar twice first a Glen Rainey header on seventy minutes from ten yards and then a Chris Darby shot from the six yards on seventy five minutes. Lifford kept plugging away and Colin Carlin and Jack Quinn had good strikes on goal well saved by John Carr on eighty and eighty three minutes. Team effort by both sides. Referee: John Mc GlanagheyKildrum Tigers 2 Carrowmena F.C. 0The Tigers controlled the opening half and had a few chances through Crossan and Laird but couldn’t break the deadlock. The Tigers took the lead on 47minutes when Damian Crossan got on the end of a Daniel Doherty free kick. Kildrum were well on top and doubled their lead when Shane Mc Intyre fired home from 12 yards on 75 minutes. Team performance from the Tigers.KS Eagles 1 Arranmore United 6Gerry Early brought his Islander’s to play KS Eagles in the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday. They returned to Burtonport in time for the last Ferry home with a ticket secured to the next round of the competition. Two goals from Gavin Mc Glanaghey and one apiece from Chris Mc Glanaghey, Torski, David Ward, Martin Proctor and Chris Mc Glanaghey did the damage and eased the lengthy journey home after an early morning start on their way to the midlands.RESULTSSaturday 26th SeptemberFAI Junior CupDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 0 v 3 Kilmacrennan CelticDrumkeen United 3 v 4 Gweedore CelticClones Town 2 v 0 Curragh AthleticOld Orchard Saturday DivisionFintown Harps AFC 2 v 5 Orchard F.C.Glencar Celtic 1 v 2 Strand RoversGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenree United Reserves 2 v 3 Erne Wanderers ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 4 v 2 St. Catherines ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves 9 v 0 Milford United ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 v 1 Glenea United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 6 Cappry Rovers ReservesSunday 27th SeptemberFAI Junior CupGreencastle F.C. 2 v 1 Erne WanderersGlengad United 8 v 0 Raphoe TownBallybofey United 4 v 1 GlasloughGweedore United 1 v 4 Rathmullan CelticDeele Harps 4 v 3 Glenea UnitedMilford United 2 v 1 Glenree UnitedDrumoghill F.C. 3 v 1 Lagan HarpsCavan Rangers 3 v 0 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Cavan Celtic 3 v 3 (a.e.t.) Donegal Town(Cavan Celtic won 16-15 on Penalties)Cappry Rovers 7 v 3 Cavan CelticCastlefin Celtic 3 v 2 Convoy ArsenalBonagee United 1 v 0 Lifford CelticKildrum Tigers 2 v 0 Carrowmena F.C.KS Eagles 1 v 6 Arranmore UnitedFIXTURES Saturday 3rd October K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Old Orchard Saturday DivisionDrumbar F.C. v Arranmore United ( K.O. 1 p.m.)Mulroy Celtic v Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionErne Wanderers Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesMilford United Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesDrumoghill FC Reserves v Glenree United ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 4th October K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United v Glenea UnitedGweedore Celtic v Castlefin CelticCappry Rovers v Rathmullan CelticDrumoghill FC v Kilmacrennan CelticSt. Catherines FC v Kildrum TigersWatson Hire Division OneCranford United v Donegal TownKeadue Rovers v Kerrykeel ‘71 FCBonagee United v Raphoe TownConvoy Arsenal v Lagan HarpsGweedore United v Lifford CelticCT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic v Eany CelticDeele Harps v Letterbarrow CelticWhitestrand United v Glenree UnitedCopany Rovers v Ballybofey UnitedErne Wanderers v Dunkineely CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

The 94th FUFA General Assembly

first_imgThe 94 FUFA General Assembly in Kabale (photo by FUFA media)KABALE – On Saturday, 20th October 2018, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) held the 94th Ordinary Assembly in Kabale at the White Horse INN.The 94th assembly officially admitted three new members and these included; Nyamityobora, Paidha Black Angels and Ndejje University who were promoted to the super Uganda Premier league.As it is the norm to read out the expelled members or suspended delegates, in this year’s assembly no member was announced as expelled.While reading out the FUFA activity report to the assembly FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo indicated that the Federation is focused on achieving the mission of becoming the number one Nation on and off the pitch in Africa.“We have attained several successful stories in the last years like hosting the FIFA president, the national team for U17 qualifying for AFCON among others” Magogo said.FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo (left) speaking at the 94 General Assembly in Kabale (photo by FUFA media)Also, the budget report from the previous year was passed with the projections for the new financial year approved (Shs 30 Billion).It was also passed at the assembly that starting next year, FIFA will increase its funding towards FUFA from five to six million dollars that will be used in developing certain areas in football.The infrastructural developments that FIFA has helped FUFA undertake include the 20,000setter stadium in the Lugazi Buikwe districtt and the Kadiba training facility.Like it has always been, the fallen comrades in the football family were honoured with a minute of silence.These included among others; Adoko Akbar Nekyon (FUFA Honorary President), Apita Kikaroni (Founder of Boroboro Tigers, Father of Mr Omara Apitta), Joseph Okello Orombi (Former Northern Region Football Association Delegate), Kizito Kayiira (Sports Journalist, Akabozi Kubiri), Matthew Lucha (Uganda Cranes Ex-International), Rashid Kyeyune (Player at St Mary’s FC Heritage, Nabweru), Rogers Watambala (player in Nakaseke), Timothy Ayiekoh (Uganda Cranes Ex-International and former head coach), Hassan Biruma (Uganda Cranes Ex-International and father to Uganda Cranes Assistant captain, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda),Susan Magara (Daughter to Chairman of Kitara FC), Jonathan Mugeni (Brother to Rosebell Rwamuyamba), Rukia Juma (Sister to Hamid Juma), Lydia Namazzi Sekatawa Njuki (Sister to Eng. Ben Immanuel Misagga),Yunus Kanifa (Mother of Eastern Region FA Chairman Issa Magoola), Topher Musoke (Former SC Villa Secretary), Hajji Abbasi Sendyowa (Western region FA Delegate), Hesborn Mundia (Coach Dove FootballClub), Johnson Bagoole (Uganda Cranes Ex-International), Nalongo Annet Nanozi (Mother of Uganda Cranes Assistant captain Hassan WasswaMawanda), Azama Ssekatawa (Mother of Ali Ssekatawa), Tereza Namiyingo Ziribaggwa (Mother of Dennis Batte) and Sulait Ssemambo (Father of Aisha Ssemambo).This year’s theme for the 94th FUFA Assembly was “Professionalization and grass-root football”West Nile Football Association is rumored as the host for the 95th FUFA Ordinary assembly, but the FUFA Executive committee will convene to decide on the exact district that will host the Ugandan football parliament that is held once every year.Comments Tags: FUFA General Assemblytoplast_img read more