Utd and Spurs target Fernandes admits he ‘dreams’ of leaving Sporting Lisbon

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes admits he has dreams to fulfil in football which could be away from Sporting Lisbon.Portugal star Fernandes has been tracked by both Premier League clubs after emerging as one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe last season.2 Man Utd and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes has spoken of his interest in leaving Sporting LisbonCredit: Getty – ContributorUnited had been heavily linked with a bid to sign the 25-year-old last summer and were quoted a price in excess of £60million.But that was at a time when the club were unsure whether Paul Pogba would be happy to remain at Old Trafford this season and ultimately no bid was made.Tottenham also made their interest known, and that has continued throughout the season as Christian Eriksen approaches becoming a free agent.And Fernandes says he is aware of the talk surrounding his future with Sporting – and says he is still confident of achieving what he wants to in the game.He said: “I’m not worried, since 2016 I’m at Sporting and they say I’m leaving, so far I’m fine.”I have dreams to come true, but I’m not worried, I have no reason to force out, I’m fine, in a club I like.”On the day I have to leave, if I have to, I hope to leave a good memory.”Spurs know they need to find a replacement for playmaker Eriksen as he runs down his contract in North London.That could even tempt them to try to launch a bid in January if they believe Fernandes is the right man – in order to ensure they get their man ahead of a host of other interested clubs.2Latest Man Utd newsLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingUnited’s performances this season suggest they still need to bring in a player with the quality to unlock defences and also score goals.Those are the exact strengths Fernandes has, and the Old Trafford club would be confident of beating Spurs off it it came down just to financial power.The big problem for both, however, is if neither turn around their form enough over the remainder of the season to secure Champions League football for next year.last_img read more

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Gabriele Gravina: “Spain and Italy are in tune; the season must end”

first_imgShould the format of UEFA competitions change?It is something that UEFA has already assumed if it will be played again very late.Would it be possible to play all the games that remain behind closed doors?We cannot rule out this option, especially if the general conditions improve, but crowds will still be discouraged.What consequences would a permanent suspension have?It would be devastating. These days, the FIGC is presenting a study to the Government with the quantification of damages. We expect important measures, tens of thousands of people are involved in the soccer chain.In this case, what solution would there be for titles, European positions and decreases?The aim is still to resume the competitions, but we are thinking about what to do if it will not be possible. He would have talked about ‘freezing’ the classification with or without assigning the title, or using the playoff and playout. I had to check that Series A is not ready for this innovation, even if it was only for this year.Will cutting wages be a necessary measure?The spirit of solidarity also applies to this. It is a historical emergency, never experienced since the Second World War and reality requires measures that respond to the main objective: that football survive. I hope for European intervention in this area too. In Italy there were controversies about the resumption of training. We must comply with the instructions of the doctors, today it is impossible to train: we cannot even leave the house. We will have to start all over again.Do Italian players also undergo the test if they are asymptomatic?There is a protocol and football must respect it: the doctors decide autonomously. An example that we live closely: the women’s team has been in isolation for days and nobody was tested, although the pilot and flight attendants of the flight with which they returned from Portugal tested positive.What lesson should football learn in this emergency?Like the European Union in politics, the football of our continent must look at its development with unity, sharing more its objectives, without national or category personalities. President, how are you?Well, locked up at home, respecting the government’s recommendations, but always in contact with our interlocutors.Do you think that European football has underestimated what was happening in Italy?Perhaps it was necessary to act in a faster and more coordinated way, but not only in football, all European countries are involved in the same way. No one could think that this was a problem only for Italy, which is two weeks ahead. First of all, also sports, there is health: we are in tune with the RFEF, we also made the federal center of Coverciano available to the authorities.In the last international meetings, what has been the proposal that you liked the most?The one that provides shared solutions. All the protagonists of football will suffer losses, and it is unthinkable that only a part bears them. Federations, Leagues, clubs, footballers and, above all, fans: only together can we start again.Are you still seeing a return to green in May possible?The situation remains critical. In the name of Italian football, I want to send a big hug to all of Spain and to the federations that are facing this crisis, at such difficult times we are more than brothers. However, the duty of those who have responsibility in each sector is to study and make a new start. We are talking about the beginning of May, but it would be nice to get it in the middle of the month or even at the end. Anything goes to see the end of this nightmare.He declared that there is a unity of objectives with President Rubiales: will Italy and Spain ask to end the season in July?It is an option that we must take into account if there will be no dates available to finish everything before June 30. With Rubiales we are in tune, we want to finish what we started, it would mean seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of this emergency and offering our countries an emotional push to regain the meaning of a normal life.How would the contracts for footballers, clubs and sponsors that expire on June 30 be managed?Concerted derogations with FIFA and UEFA must be approved, postponing the start of the new season. I want to be clear, this can only be done if we all agree on one point: playing helps restore the illusion that makes soccer the most followed and loved sport in the world and allows us to limit the damage.last_img read more

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Ex-wife of slain NBA player agrees to face Tennessee charges

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense A man, who Keen identified as Sherra Wright’s husband, attended the hearing, the newspaper reported. He did not speak to reporters.A December statement from the Shelby County district attorney’s office in Tennessee said Sherra Wright and a landscaper named Billy R. Turner conspired to kill Lorenzen Wright.Turner was arrested last month after a gun used in the killing was discovered in a lake in Mississippi. He also has been charged with first-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty.Sherra Wright received $1 million from her ex-husband’s life insurance policy. She agreed to a settlement in 2014 in a court dispute over how she spent the money meant to benefit their six children, the Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis has reported.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2008, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lorenzen Wright poses at the team’s NBA basketball media day in Independence, Ohio. The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities’ attempt to send her from California to Tennessee, where she’s charged with killing him nearly eight years ago. The Desert Sun newspaper reports that Sherra Wright briefly appeared in Riverside County Superior Court on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, agreed to go back to Tennessee to face first-degree murder charges.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan, file)RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright will not fight authorities’ attempt to send her from California to Tennessee, where she’s charged with killing him nearly eight years ago.Sherra Wright briefly appeared in Riverside County Superior Court on Monday and agreed to go back to Tennessee to face first-degree murder charges, the Desert Sun newspaper reported.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Authorities now have 30 days to bring her to Memphis, where Lorenzen Wright’s decomposing body was found in 2010. The 34-year-old had been shot multiple times.He played for 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA, including several for the Grizzlies in Memphis, where he was born and raised.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 folkSherra Wright was arrested in December. Her attorney, Eric Keen, would not say Monday why she decided to waive extradition after previously vowing to fight it. Keen said lawyers in Tennessee will now take over the case.Superior Court Judge David Gunn asked Sherra Wright several questions to make sure she understood she would be extradited. Each time, she said, “Yes.” Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Wawrinka not worried about knee, says he’s ready for Aussie Open 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READlast_img read more

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Family of fisherman killed in hit-and-run accident calls for justice

first_imgStanley Bronne’s wife, Alicia, with her baby and her mother-in-law, Sharmilla Bronne, and grandmother-in-lawThree weeks after a driver collided with a Berbice fisherman, causing his instant death and fleeing the scene, family members are calling for justice.It was on April 23, 2019, that Stanley Bronne met his demise.The 30-year-old fisherman was hit in front of his Lot 7 Number 11 Village, East Coast Berbice home.The driver, a 37-year-old businessman of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, did not stop at the scene after the impact.Villagers pursued him with a car. The car they stopped was being driven by an off duty policeman. He was apprehended five villages away.The dead man’s mother, Sharmilla Bronne, said that the family is not satisfied with what has been happening as it relates to the investigation.“When we go to the police, the police tell us that the documents gone to the DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions] and when we go to the DPP they tell us that no documents are there,” she told Guyana Times.Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Paul Langevine in an invited comment said that the police are investigating the matter. Commander Langevine said he was unaware that the driver is an ex-policeman.The dead man’s grandmother told this newspaper that what the family is being told does not add up and they are concerned about the integrity of the investigation.“We went to meet the Commander and I told him what happen and he call someone at the station when I told him that the vehicle is not at the station. He called two times. I don’t know who he spoke with but the Commander was make to understand that the vehicle is there and where as we saw that the vehicle is not there,” the woman related.She said they were informed that the police officer who drove the vehicle which was involved in the accident was out of the station compound.Meanwhile, the dead man’s wife, Alicia, noted that Bronne died leaving her and two children – aged two and two-months-old. She explained that she is not working and because of having a young baby it is difficult to go out to work.Meanwhile, his mother is calling on the Police Commissioner and the Public Security Ministry to intervene in the case to ensure justice is served.last_img read more

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Iraq to host first international football tournament

first_img0Shares0000Basra Sports City stadium in the southern Iraqi city is set to host the first international football tournament to be played in the country since the 1950s © AFP/File / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALIBAGHDAD, Iraq, May 21 – Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s.Iraqi authorities late Sunday hailed WAFF’s invitation to host the tournament, following the decision in March of world football’s governing body FIFA to lift a three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football. Iraq is now “eager to organise a major footballing event and to show that it is ready at all levels”, Iraqi Football Association spokesman Kamel Zaghir told AFP, confirming Basra would host the tournament between 12 Arab countries.For years, Iraq has been busily building and upgrading stadiums and campaigning for its return to the international fold.FIFA’s decision followed an international friendly between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the ultra-modern stadium in Basra on February 28.Iraq has not played competitive internationals on home turf since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.The ban, covering all but domestic matches, stayed in place after the US-led invasion of 2003 that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Teacher may learn accusers

first_img “We need a new policy,” said board member Rob Collins, a former teacher for more than three decades who pushed the issue to the forefront. “Every school has a different policy. It should be more uniform. Parents need to work with teachers to better reach a solution. The teacher has a right to be informed.” School board member Carla Kurachi said she is not sure she can support the proposed policy because all complaints – anonymous or not – should be investigated. “I have a problem with this,” she said. “If they investigate and it’s true, what difference does it make if it’s anonymous? There have been incidents of severe inappropriate behavior that’s been anonymously reported and found to be true. I would hesitate to ignore them. If it’s true, you take appropriate action.” Kurachi said some parents might not want to disclose their names out of fear of retribution. Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – Under a proposal by local school officials, anonymous complaints against teachers would not be used to take disciplinary action against them. The new rule would bar the Simi Valley Unified School District from taking formal action against any of the district’s 1,000 teachers without first disclosing pertinent information to the employee – specifically, the complainant’s name. The proposal, being drafted by Arleigh Kidd, a teachers union leader, and the district’s assistant superintendent of personnel services, Don Gaudioso, must be approved by the five-member school board and would change the way schools handle complaints about staff members. “It’s not fair to the employee unless they know all the details,” Gaudioso said, adding that the proposal would be ready by month’s end. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Now, most complaints are handled at the school site at the discretion of administrators. A written policy, revised in 1995, details a step-by-step process of handling complaints concerning school personnel, but makes no mention of anonymous sources. The policy states that a parent or guardian with a complaint should attempt to resolve the issue with the teacher personally. If that doesn’t work, the school principal can get involved and open an investigation. If the complaint remains unresolved, the superintendent makes the final decision. Kidd, former Simi Educators Association president, said anonymous complaints have unfairly been used to take formal action against teachers in the past, including one case in which a teacher was going to be put on “an improvement plan.” Teachers are entitled to respond to the charges and tell their side of the story, he said. “Anonymous information should not be used at all,” said Kidd, now executive director of a local chapter of the California Teachers Association. “You have a right to know who your accuser is. How can you defend yourself when you don’t even know who is accusing you?” The policy should make its way to the school board in February or March, officials said. last_img read more

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Mother of Jackson’s accuser to be tried

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsJackson was acquitted of the child molestation charges last year. Many jurors said a lack of credibility on the part of the woman and her children on the witness stand were major factors in their verdicts. During the trial in Santa Maria, she invoked Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on the welfare fraud issue and did not testify about it. Fans of the superstar want to throw the book at her if she is convicted in the welfare case, the prosecutor said. He said he has explained that prison usually is not the sentence in first-time welfare fraud cases involving small amounts of money. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The woman whose son claimed Michael Jackson molested him at Neverland ranch was ordered Friday to stand trial on felony charges that she stole $8,000 from the government through welfare fraud. The 37-year-old woman waived her right to a preliminary hearing during an appearance in Superior Court and was set for arraignment June 21 on a count of welfare fraud and four counts of perjury by falsely applying for welfare. She answered “yes” when asked by the prosecutor if she waived her rights. She was released without bail. The woman did not speak to reporters as she left and a call to her attorney seeking comment was not immediately returned. The Associated Press has withheld her name to protect the identity of her son because he has claimed to be a molestation victim. last_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgREPORTSSaturday 30th January 2016Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve Division St. Catherines Reserves 3 Glenree United Reserves 1(No Report Submitted)Sunday 31st January 2016Ulster Junior CupGlenea United 1 Moville Celtic 3 In wet conditions Glenea continued their good run in the Ulster Cup with a hard earned victory over Moville. The home side started well and took the lead in the first minute when Ciaran Mc Geady got onto a Jason McGee pass and Mc Geady fired home from the edge of the box. Glenea extended their lead on 5 minutes when Kevin Mulhern picked up a loose ball in midfield and from 25 yards found the corner of the net. Glenea continued to look for a third goal but as the half progressed Moville came more into the game and had a number of chances to score but failed to convert them. On the stroke of half time Glenea got their third when Moville failed to deal with a free-kick and it broke to Ciaran Mc Geady and he found the net again. In the 2nd half Moville pushed hard for a goal and the home side were content to play on the break. Joe Doherty forced a couple of good saves from Ciaran Gallagher in the home goal, but Glenea looked dangerous on the break and went close on a couple of occasions to extending their lead with Ciaran Mc Geady hitting the bar. Moville pulled a goal back on 90 minutes when Joe Doherty scored with a fine shot from the edge of the box. In a good team performance Sean Coll, Jason McGee and Ciaran Mc Geady were at the fore for Glenea, while Joe Doherty was best for Moville. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Kildrum Tigers 7 Lifford Celtic 0Kildrum started brightly and were two up within 10minutes, goals from Mickey Crossan and Glenn Bovaird. Two became three when Glenn Bovaird scored a great free kick just before half time. Gareth Colhoun then scored after a good solo run. Kildrum dominated the 2nd half with two goals Reece Laird and one from O’ Donnell. Great team performance from Kildrum. Best for Lifford was Colin CarlinAileach 3 Erne Wanderers 2(No Report Submitted)Cavan Town 1 Convoy Arsenal 0 (No Report Submitted)Ulster Junior ShieldKS Eagles 1 Glencar Celtic 5Declan Scanlon has scored many important goals for Glencar Celtic. His strike to open the scoring against KS Eagles in the Ulster Junior Shield on Sunday afternoon will surely rank among those for future discussion. Eddie Mc Laughlin added two to the Donegal League side’s tally while stand-in goalkeeper Paddy O’ Kane saved a penalty to keep the Letterkenny men on course for the next round. Eugene O’ Sullivan and Jordan Mc Ginley completed the scoring.Moville Celtic 1 Glenea United Reserves 3(No Report Submitted)Brian Mc Cormick Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 1A last gasp strike in injury time from super striker Eamonn Sheridan sealed a dramatic 2-1 win for Rathmullan over local derby rivals Kilmacrennan to put the Hoops in title contention after Gary Gorman’s opener was cancelled out by Ryan McCullough’s stunning equaliser at the end of the first half. At a rain soaked Flagpole field, the Hoops thrashed out a much needed but thoroughly deserved win to put their title credentials back on track as a resolute Kilmac defence narrowly lost out on a point having soaked up all of the pressure for the majority of the game with Gary Gorman leading their charge. Despite dominating possession in the opening period, the Hoops failed to take advantage and Eamonn Sheridan was left to rue a guilt edged chance on 33 minutes when the striker was put clean through one-on-one with keeper Jason Hegarty but his strike went wide of the target. Kilmac duly punished this missed effort and from Hegarty’s goal kick, winger Chris Waddle took advantage of a poor clearance and crossed in from the right wing for Gary Gorman to calmly slot his strike past Mark Gallagher in the Hoops goals. The Hoops upped the tempo and raids on the Kilmac defence with McCullough’s strike from outside the area saved well by Hegarty on 41 minutes, while Eamonn Sheridan saw the keeper save his header on 43 minutes as the visitors held on to their slender lead. The equaliser finally came in first half stoppage time as Ryan Connolly jinked in from the right wing before slipping Sheridan through on goals and his neat pass to the unmarked McCullough resulted in an exquisite dummy strike before curling a stunning right footed strike into the bottom right corner. Rathmullan dominated the second half but again were getting no result from the determined Kilmac defence. On 58 minutes Gorman produced a superb sliding tackle inside the area to block Sheridan’s strike which would easily have netted while Dara Patton saw his strike saved once again by the impressive Hegarty between the posts on 68 minutes. Kilmac were reduced to 10 men on 83 minutes when Mark Friel got his second yellow card following a late tackle on Shea Coyle. The Hoops took advantage and pushed centre half Coyle up front and it almost paid dividends as his header inside the area produced a remarkable reflexive finger tip save from Hegarty on 88 minutes. As the final whistle loomed, Kilmac’s defence thought they had earned their rewards but a final attack from the Hoops proved decisive. Paddy Sheridan whipped in a cross from the wing which Coyle headed down for Sheridan to unleash a dramatic clincher inside the six yard box to leave the Hoops singing in the rain and seal the win for the Seaside faithful. James Gallagher, Paddy Sheridan and Ryan McCullough spearheaded a superb Hoops team performance while Kilmac’s defence marshalled by Gary Gorman were matched by the class of keeper Jason Hegarty. Gweedore Celtic 1 Drumoghill F.C. 4The visiting team went away from Gweedore with all three points after an impressive performance. Having scored mid-way through the first half courtesy of Pajo Rafferty Drumoghill found themselves level with ten minutes left .Gweedore clawed their way back into the game and when they equalised through Declan Doherty and with momentum behind them, it seemed as if they could push on and take all three points. However poor defending at a corner allowed Rafferty to score his second and the crucial goal for Drumoghill. The home team went in search of a second equaliser but were caught twice in the 89th and91st minutes with Richie Moore and Keith Malseed scoring. Best for Gweedore Damien O’ Sullivan and Joe Bonar. For Drumoghill Pajo Rafferty ,Chris Malseed. Ref: Joe Mc HughCappry Rovers 3 Milford United 4Milford earned a valuable three points with a hard fought win over Cappry Rovers, holding on in a tight finish to win 4.3. Milford led 3-0 at half time with Adam Serrinha scoring the first after 5 minutes, a good finish from 12 yards. Two further goals came when Mark Flood headed home a Gary Merritt free kick and then Kyle Black finished a good run to tap home. Gary Merritt drove home following a good run by Kyle black who squared his cross for his strike partner to finish. Milford looked like they would run out comfortable winners but to their credit Cappry Rovers kept working hard and got back into it from the penalty spot when Colm Melaugh scored. Darren O’ Leary then tapped home before he then scored a 40 yard free kick which went into the roof of the net to leave a tense finish. To be fair to both teams they deserve great credit for playing good football in tough conditions. Referee: Paddy DuffyCastlefin Celtic 0 St. Catherines 3In wet and windy conditions at Park View it was St.Catherines who left with all three points. St.Catherines first chance came to Barry Rose who’s effort came off the post after 23 minutes. Castlefin looked to break the deadlock on the half hour mark, Matthew O’Rourke’s effort through a crowded box forced St.Catherines keeper Michael Mullin into a good save. St.Catherines took the lead four minutes before half time, a good cross from Conor O’ Rourke on the right wing found Barry Rose who headed into the top corner. Castlefin had a good chance to equalise on 48 minutes, Matthew O’Rourke and JP Malley playing a one two, Malley’s shot going narrowly wide. St.Catherines doubled their lead on 54 minutes, Barry Rose got his second after his strike took a deflection to beat Castlefin keeper Simon Mc Menamin. St.Catherines wrapped up all 3 points in the 73rd minute when a Barry Rose cross from the right wing found Gary Mc Hugh who took it excellently on the volley and finished into the top corner. Referee: Con McLaughlinTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneLagan Harps P Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. P(Match Postponed)Bonagee United 3 Cranford United 2Cranford came close on eight minutes when a shot from the edge of the box from Andrew Kelly went over the bar. Bonagee opened the scoring on eleven minutes when a cross from the left wing fell to Shane Kelly and he shot home from the edge of the box. Three minutes later Bonagee should have scored but Paddy Mc Gowan headed over from ten yards .Mc Gowan did score on twenty minutes after he was put through by a great pass from Eamon Cannon and he shot home from just inside the edge of the box. Brendan Devine for the visitors saw his strike from twenty yards just go wide of the post on twenty five minutes. Niall Doherty for Cranford saw his header from a corner go over the bar from ten yards on forty eight minutes. Mc Gowan again headed over from a Cannon cross from six yards on fifty minutes. Bonagee went three up on the hour when Cannon played the ball down the wing to Marty Mc Elhinney and his cross into the box was headed home from twelve yards by Paddy Mc Gowan. Bonagee had chances to go further ahead through Kelly and Mc Gowan but failed to finish easy chances. Cranford kept plugging away and Keelan Mc Gee scorer on seventy minutes when he shot home from eighteen yards. Cranford got their second on eighty minutes when a corner from the left was punched away by the keeper and the ball fell Niall Doherty at the back of the box and his shot flew into the top corner of the net. Team efforts by both sides in very difficult conditions.Raphoe Town 3 Keadue Rovers 1Raphoe Town welcomed ‘The Gulls’ to a very cold and wet Deele College Grounds. The weather had taken a turn for worse after a fine morning but the Deele pitch held up well in the conditions. It was a very tense first half with both teams very evenly matched Raphoe had a few half chances with David Craig coming very close and Jamie Gallagher had a great effort tipped over the bar by the impressive Keadue keeper. Keadue then came more into it and the home side had Craig Kelly to thank as he made a super clearance off the line with keeper Roy Duffy well beaten. Then Duffy made a great save from a snap shot from a Keadue forward. The second half belonged to the home side and a great move involving Frankie Mc Brearty, Oliver Quinn and David Craig was finished superbly by Emmett Kelly. Raphoe kept up the pressure and we’re awarded a penalty when captain Jamie Gallagher was brought down and up stepped Frankie Mc Brearty with nerves of steel to send the keeper the wrong way and score. Raphoe went again and after a superb pass by Stephen Craig the impressive Frank Mc Brearty took one touch and curled a superb strike past the Keadue keeper who made a few fine stops after this. Danny Doogan’s men kept going and got a goal back in the 80th minute but it wasn’t enough as the game petered out. A good team effort from a Keadue team with a few great young players. Oliver Quinn, Frankie Mc Brearty and David Craig were outstanding for Raphoe. Referee: Martin Mc AnnenyCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps P Copany Rovers P(Match Postponed)Whitestrand United 0 Ballybofey United 4On a cold wet day Whitestrand United took on Ballybofey United at Mc Garvey Park. The game started at a frenetic pace and Ballybofey took an early lead when Ronan Mc Menamin scored with a shot from the edge of the box. The early setback did not deter Whitestrand who began to take control of the game. However Ballybofey remained dangerous on the counter attack. Whitestrand had chances but failed to take them as the game edged towards halftime in poor conditions. Ballybofey took a two goal lead early in the second half when Damien Glackin broke the offside trap and calmly rounded the keeper. The Whitestrand defence and management claimed in vain for offside but the goal stood. Then as the conditions deteriorated Ballybofey added to their lead when Mark Griffin crossed the ball and it went straight into the goal. This goal seemed to end the game as a contest and the final score was added to when Ballybofey added a late fourth.Letterbarrow Celtic 7 Dunkineely Celtic 2Letterbarrow Celtic came out on top in this encounter which was played in very wintery conditions. The home side opened the scoring after ten minutes when John Corley struck a fine shot with his left foot from twenty yards out. Dunkineely went close to an equaliser on twenty minutes but Corley made it two nil on the counter attack. John Corley secured his hat-trick on fifty minutes after a neat one two with Gerard Mc Brearty. Five minutes later James Mc Groary found the top corner from just inside the box to give Letterbarrow a commanding lead. Dunkineely fought back well and were denied by James McDaid on a number of occasions before John Ban Gallagher pulled one back from a corner. Kieran Kennedy made it four two when he finished from six yards. With Dunkineely pushing forward Letterbarrow were able to exploit the gaps at the back and Gerard Mc Brearty made it 5-2 on seventy minutes when he calmly slotted home from close range. Conor McDaid scored Letterbarrow’s sixth after some good control and it was Mc Brearty who finished the scoring when he got his second on eighty five minutes.RESULTSSaturday 30th January 2016Old Orchard Saturday DivisionOrchard F.C. P v P Arranmore UnitedFintown Harps AFC P v P Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionSt. Catherines Reserves 3 v 1 Glenree United ReservesSunday 31st January 2016Ulster Junior CupGlenea United 1 v 3 Moville CelticKildrum Tigers 7 v 0 Lifford CelticAileach 3 v 2 Erne WanderersCavan Town 1 v 0 Convoy ArsenalUlster Junior ShieldKS Eagles 1 v 5 Glencar CelticMoville Celtic 3 v 1 Glenea United ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 2 v 1 Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore Celtic 1 v 4 Drumoghill F.C.Cappry Rovers 3 v 4 Milford UnitedCastlefin Celtic 0 v 3 St. CatherinesTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneLagan Harps P v P Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Bonagee United 3 v 2 Cranford UnitedRaphoe Town 3 v 1 Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps P v P Copany RoversWhitestrand United 0 v 4 Ballybofey UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic 7 v 2 Dunkineely CelticFIXTURESSaturday 6th February 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday DivisionMulroy Celtic v Arranmore United (K.O. 1p.m.)Strand Rovers v Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionErne Wanderers Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesMilford United Reserves v Glenea United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Cappry Rovers ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 7th February 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Premier DivisionCappry Rovers v Castlefin CelticGweedore Celtic v Glenea UnitedMilford United v Kildrum TigersSt. Catherines v Kilmacrennan CelticDrumoghill F.C. v Rathmullan CelticTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneKeadue Rovers v Cranford UnitedGweedore United v Bonagee UnitedConvoy Arsenal v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Lagan Harps v Donegal TownLifford Celtic v Raphoe TownCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps v Curragh AthleticErne Wanderers v Whitestrand UnitedCopany Rovers v Letterbarrow CelticBallybofey United v Eany CelticDunkineely Celtic v Glenree UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 31st, 2016 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

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Ducks secure victory

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Blue Jackets came into the game with a league-low seven goals scored, but the Ducks still managed to blow a two-goal lead. They were penalized 12 times, which came back to hurt them in the third period. Brian Berard scored on the power play with 16:46 left in the third period to tie the score at 2-2 and Hrdina’s game-tying goal also came on the power play. Lupul scored with 4:17 left in the second period to give the Ducks a 2-0 lead. Lupul’s goal, his third of the season and second short-handed goal of the season. He scored the goal off a rebound save by Leclaire, who stopped a hard shot by Ryan Getzlaf and the puck bounced to Lupul, who netted it over a pile of defenders attempting to clear the puck. Getzlaf scored the first goal with 12:20 left in the second period on a feed from Jonathan Hedstrom that went across the crease from the near-side. Getzlaf collected the puck and backhanded it over Leclaire and into the net. Hrdina cut the Ducks’ lead with a goal with 2:36 left in the second period. Even though the Ducks scored a power play goal, they have still scored only three power play goals. Conversely, they have given up four power play goals in 30 opportunities. NOTABLE Joffery Lupul’s second goal of the night, the streak-ending power play goal with 12:31 left in the game, gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead. Even though Lupul found the net on the man advantage, it was a hard-earned goal. Carney sent in a hard shot from the point that Leclaire saved. Lupul got the rebound at the near-side goal mouth and attempted to slot it past Leclaire, who saved it. Lupul again collected the rebound and caromed it off the foot of Columbus defenseman Adam Foote into the net. All of Lupul’s work almost went for naught as Hrdina scored with 4:07 left in the game to tie the score. ANAHEIM – The Mighty Ducks finally realized the power play was their friend. So was hard work and focus. The Ducks scored their first power play goal in three games Friday, but still needed a goal from Keith Carney to escape with a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in front of an announced 12,930 at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. Carney scored with 2:26 left in the game to break a 3-3 tie and give the Ducks (2-1-1) their first home victory. The Ducks fended off a late Blue Jackets (1-4-0) flurry in the final minute to preserve the victory. Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastian Giguere made 19 saves in goal to earn the victory. center_img Forward Sergei Fedorov (groin) and defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh (flu) were scratches for the Ducks. Both were listed as day-to-day … Rookie Corey Perry had an assist on Lupul’s goal, extending his club record for most consecutive games with a point to begin his career … Defenseman Jason Marshall took a puck to the face 2:27 into the game and did not return. He was diagnosed with a fracture and is questionable for Sunday’s game at Minnesota. 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

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COOL DOWN IN THE SIZZLING HEAT WITH A BRAND NEW PADDLING POOL FROM TINNEYS

first_imgWith the temperatures set to reach the high 20’s for the rest of this week, why not keep cool by choosing one of a range of paddling and swimming pools available from Tinneys Toys in Letterkenny.Ranging from 6ft to a massive 12 ft Tinneys have pools to cater for everyone’s needs. Both the 6ft and 8ft pools are ready to fill with water in minutes.The massive 12 foot metal frame filtered pool (Pictured above) takes a bit more assemblty but it is still ready to fill with water within 30 minutes.Check the complete range at www.tinneystoys.com or call into their store on the Leck Road, Drumnahoe, Letterkenny, Co DonegalCOOL DOWN IN THE SIZZLING HEAT WITH A BRAND NEW PADDLING POOL FROM TINNEYS was last modified: July 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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