—At the moment 25 years in the past that Actual Zaragoza conquered the Recopa. It’s a big day for you, proper?-Undoubtedly. It was a day that modified my life, not solely me, however all that group of gamers and training employees. It was an unimaginable second as a result of of how all the things occurred, particularly the final seconds of the match.“Inside the confinement restrictions, how are you going to have a good time it?”“He caught me right here in Zaragoza, alone at residence, so we’ll have a good time when that is over.” I think about that we are going to all get collectively to have a good time and bear in mind these moments and that point.—If it hadn’t been for the virus, the celebration might have been in La Romareda and with the promotion at stake.—The staff was nice as a result of of the way it was enjoying and the constructive dynamics it was in, so it seemed prefer it was very near promotion right now and to have the ability to have a good time each. Now the most essential factor is well being first and getting out of this example and secondly, earlier than celebrating the anniversary of the Recopa, reaching promotion. It’s what we want now, to return to take pleasure in the highest class, from which Zaragoza ought to by no means have left. This circumstance has come like this, which has caught us all with our ft modified, however I hope that after we get out of this we are able to have a good time each.—At the starting of the confinement, Teledeporte broadcast the Recopa closing and had an viewers of 357,000 spectators. Have been you shocked by that quantity?-Sure. It’s superb what that staff represented for a way properly we performed soccer and the way the sport ended. It was a particular finale for the motion itself, in the final second of additional time when everybody anticipated penalties, and it’s true that I was pleasantly shocked that so many individuals watched the match. That provides you to grasp the significance of that second, not just for Actual Zaragoza, however for all Spanish soccer.“Did you see it too?”—Sure, all of us noticed it in the Recopa. We’ve got a chat and we had been commenting play by play. We noticed it complete and the reality is that we had a good time. We messed with one another when one failed and it was an unimaginable factor to recall these moments with our colleagues once more. As well as, many individuals wrote to me that day and it was a pleasant factor to recollect, particularly chatting minute by minute with all my colleagues from the Recopa.—The best way of the Recopa started on April 20, 1994 with the conquest of the fourth Zaragoza Cup. The subsequent day, at the celebration in the Plaza del Pilar, Cedrún promised the Recopa. What did you assume at the time?“I thought he was loopy.” Have you ever seen the groups which can be in the Recopa? However that is Cedrún, it got here from his soul and in the finish all of us who thought he was buzzed needed to agree with him. He’s a unprecedented man, with an enormous coronary heart, and I don’t know if he received carried away by the euphoria. He mentioned no, that he knew what he was saying, and I can solely say that he was proper.—Gloria Bistrita, Tatran Presov, Feyenoord and Chelsea till reaching the closing towards Arsenal. What do you bear in mind of every tie and which do you assume was the most complex?—In entrance of Gloria Bistrita we performed our first sport in Europe, towards a decrease staff than ours, however it appeared that you just had been enjoying a pleasant, since the area was not in excellent situation and there have been only a few folks. And we misplaced. It was additionally very unusual to should play residence video games in Valencia in the first two heats. For sure the hardest rival was Feyenoord. We needed to win with solvency there, since we performed our greatest sport, and right here at residence it value us till Pardeza’s goal. After that goal we calmed down and had been superior. I additionally bear in mind the struggling at Stamford Bridge. We already knew what English soccer was at the moment, very bodily and onerous, and we knew the way to undergo regardless of having important losses, similar to that of Aguado and Poyet. With the Aragón goal we returned to relax once more and play our soccer. And already the closing, besides in the first half hour, because it was tough for us to enter the match, we had been a lot superior and I have at all times mentioned that we must always have solved the match a lot earlier as a consequence of the quantity of alternatives we had, however there was a goalkeeper in entrance of us . Every tie had its difficulties, however we at all times knew the way to pull it off.—How did you reside the days earlier than the closing?—It was an atypical week, with many journalists in all coaching classes, with many interviews, with many associates who name you… I additionally known as a buddy I had in England to learn how Arsenal was doing at the time. It was an uncommon week, however at the identical time thrilling and we confronted it with so much of want to play the closing, which for a lot of of us was the first at European stage. For me, in truth, the just one. It was unimaginable that week, particularly the pleasure of the individuals who stopped you on the road and inspired you.“Have been you in a position to sleep the night time earlier than?”—I’m one of those that falls KO at bedtime. I don’t normally watch the sport the night time earlier than, however the identical day. I slept peacefully, clearly eager to get up the subsequent day and begin residing the closing from breakfast with my colleagues. The night time earlier than was quiet, however on the day of the sport there are a lot of feelings that go by means of your thoughts. There are additionally family and friends who name you. It was an unimaginable expertise.“What apprehensive you most about Arsenal?”“His bodily energy.” We knew that they had been very aggressive and that they pushed so much and really properly. They had been the present champions, so we knew about their energy, however we had been very assured in our soccer. I bear in mind Victor’s message earlier than the begin of the extension: “Guys, we have now come this far in a method and we should not change. We are going to proceed to insist on the means we play and on what has introduced us right here. ” And that was what we did.’Of all the gamers, you had been the one who knew Arsenal finest from his years at Tottenham. Did you give any recommendation to your colleagues? Did you inform them that Seaman was enjoying fairly early?—He performed very early as a result of he had gradual centrals and that means he could possibly be conscious of the balls that had been behind the protection. I talked about it to Aragon and Poyet, in order that now and again they would increase their heads. I keep in mind that throughout the match Aragón tried, however we already know that that hitting may be very sophisticated. Along with profitable that closing for us, our households and the Zaragoza followers, they additionally known as me associates from London, followers of Tottenham, to inform me that we needed to beat the ‘gunners’ sure or sure. It was added strain.“What do you bear in mind about the complete setting?”—It was one thing particular, because it was not a sport to make use of. I bear in mind the bus trip from the lodge to the stadium, since the followers, who had made a horrible effort to go to Paris, had been there cheering. I additionally keep in mind that I was speaking to Ian Wright earlier than the sport and that after we had been out on the area, after we had been already ready in the altering room tunnel, the English tried to scare us by screaming. We had been very targeted on what we needed to do and we ignored them. And above all I bear in mind the environment that was on the Zaragoza aspect. When that scarf begins, it takes you on the run. They had been with us for the 120 minutes and ate Arsenal followers.That try at intimidation didn’t cease with simply screaming. What an entrance they made in the first minutes … Nayim, who’s in Zaragoza passing the confinement, heeds Ace’s name to relive that nice goal to Seaman in the Parc des Princes in Paris. On Could 10, 1995, the Aragonese staff raised the European Cup Winners’ Cup to the sky and lifted virtually all Spanish followers from their seats, and 25 years later that feat continues to reside in the reminiscence and coronary heart of all Zaragoza residents. “It was a tricky entrance.” Happily, he didn’t catch me together with his foot on the floor, however an entry was not going to take me out of the most essential sport of my profession. I keep in mind that the referee pressured me to go on a stretcher, however as quickly as I received to the aspect I actually jumped off the desk to go again to play. We knew they had been going to do this, however the staff had so much of character and expertise and that was no drawback for us. In the finish we took management of the sport and they ran fairly behind us.—The consequence of that good sport got here Esnáider’s goal, which was additionally an amazing goal.—It’s a loopy goal, an actual goal. Esnáider was crucial throughout the Recopa’s profession. He scored so much of targets and it was crucial for us to have a striker in that class. He was one of these gamers who, along with targets, transmitted many issues: he didn’t cease preventing towards the central defenders, he left his soul in each sport and to this should be added his expertise and soccer high quality. Any ball that got here to him in situations you knew was going to be harmful. It was key.—Throughout the closing there was a transparent penalty on Pardeza that incomprehensibly the referee didn’t whistle. Have you ever ever thought that with VAR maybe Nayim’s goal would by no means have existed?“For sure that it was whistled.” It was a really clear penalty and I was shocked that they didn’t whistle it. We had been superior throughout the sport. Higuera additionally had alternatives, García Sanjuán one other, Aguado’s header that crashed into the publish after a stoppage by Seaman … If the VAR had existed at the moment, absolutely my goal wouldn’t have existed. We are going to by no means know, since the events normally change relying on the consequence.—The reality is that all the things appeared destined so that you can rating that goal. An instance of that is the alternative of Geli by García Sanjuán, which brought about you to alter bands and be in the proper place at the proper time.—I keep in mind that Victor known as me and advised me to get in the proper sector and go away the left for Geli. The change occurred as a result of Geli was a specialist taking pictures penalties and would have been one of the pitchers. Name it future, name it luck, or name it something, however in the finish that call gave me the alternative to do this.“What was going by means of your thoughts in the final minutes of the extension?” Did you already take into consideration penalties?“Above all, we had been targeted on not giving them choices to succeed in our space and create hazard. And from there, make the soccer that we have now been doing repeatedly. You don’t take into consideration penalties throughout the sport, however about doing all your job properly and, above all, these two issues that I have mentioned. We had been enjoying very properly, we had been reaching the rival space and what we weren’t was superb for the goal. In these final minutes, the most essential factor is that they don’t mark you since you don’t have response time and attempt to rating for the identical motive and so it occurred with the goal, that Arsenal had no response time. It was to attain the goal and whistle the finish. Not even in the finest of our desires would the closing have ended like this.—We arrived at the second of the goal… Was it intuition? Did you see Seaman prematurely?“It’s instinctive.” I raised my head and noticed that each Esnáider and Pardeza could possibly be offside. In that very same gesture I noticed the goalkeeper ahead and I had the ball in good situation to hit him, since he was bouncing. You don’t know why you assume it, however it comes out and that’s what occurred in that motion. There have been a number of elements that made me resolve on the beating.—When the ball entered the goal, did you imagine it?—When I noticed the response of the public and Seaman inside the goal, I went loopy. I was searching for my father and my household in the stands, however in lower than two seconds the companions fell on me. It was an unimaginable feeling that scoring a goal in a European closing and that meant a title. However for me the most lovely factor was not the motion of the goal or the celebration at that second, however the day after, after we returned to Zaragoza. I have by no means skilled something prefer it and I don’t assume I will reside it once more. Properly, let’s see if we go up this 12 months and you’ll expertise one thing comparable.—They are saying that the celebration on the identical day of the sport was the least organized celebration in historical past…-That’s the way it went. I needed to go the anti-doping management, it took me a very long time to get to the lodge and when I arrived there was no one. I had not organized something, not even a dinner, so I went to greet my father after which I seemed for all times to go to dinner with my household as a result of I was terribly hungry after a lot effort. I couldn’t discover a taxi and by probability a bus handed that mentioned Actual Zaragoza and I stopped it. I requested them to please deliver me someplace the place I might have dinner and that was what saved me. And already at the place the place the bus took me, I met a number of colleagues.– Do you stay up for each time you bear in mind the goal?-Undoubtedly. I am very excited to see the smile of individuals who bear in mind what they had been doing at the time. They let you know anecdotes and thank me, when I solely did my job.—And also you keep in mind that goal solely in Zaragoza or in any metropolis you go to?“Wherever I go, they remind me.” I was just lately in Singapore enjoying a veterans match and other people, who got here from so much of locations, from the Maldives to India, stopped by to inform me they remembered the goal. Many individuals who like soccer keep in mind that second.—Do you think about it to be the finest goal seen in a closing?—I can’t say that as a result of there’s Zidane’s goal or Bale’s. There have been lovely targets, however the circumstances of my goal, in the final second of additional time and from midfield, have by no means occurred in a European closing. Folks keep in mind that goal as a result of of these circumstances. Even José Ángel de la Casa, who was the commentator, mentioned there have been ten seconds left for penalties. It was a spectacular second for everybody. Many individuals inform me that they thought, “The place is that this madman going?” I don’t know whether it is the most lovely, however it’s the most particular as a result of of the circumstances.– Proper now, along with Víctor Fernández, he has two of his teammates inside the present Zaragoza, since Loreto is the second coach and Belsué the delegate. What do they let you know about the staff?—The reality is that they are very excited. They undergo and really feel the staff very a lot. We discuss every single day by way of chat, particularly after video games to cheer them on and congratulate them. They’ve hit the key and have been profitable with the signings. Luis Suarez has given us life. That boy who doesn’t catch a chilly or get damage. The staff is aware of what it’s enjoying and the way to do it, it has so much of confidence and earlier than this break it was in unimaginable dynamics. They let you know that it’s a must to proceed and that it’s not executed, they know the way tough the Second Division is, however they are very, very excited.“What do you assume will occur to soccer?” And the way can all this break have an effect on the staff if the competitors lastly resumes?—In the first place I assume that it’s a must to play even behind closed doorways to complete the League. In the finish the situations are the identical for everybody. Maybe the solely drawback that we are able to have, subsequent to Cádiz, is that no area of Segunda anima and fills up like La Romareda. We at residence, with the followers supporting us, we’re a really tough staff to beat. That’s the small drawback, however in any other case we might be on an equal footing. Whoever manages that finest, may have the chance of ascending. There are 5 groups preventing for direct promotion, together with us, and we’re going to see how all that’s managed. It is going to be robust as a result of they will play fairly often, so the depth of the bench goes to be essential. Zaragoza, thank God, have high quality gamers and Victor can play with the minutes that every one has.—What message are you able to ship to Zaragocismo on such a big day as the 25th anniversary of the Recopa?—An important factor is that they have endurance and I ship them so much of encouragement. We are going to return to the streets quickly and after we return, if all the things goes regular and as till now, we are able to have a good time three issues: the 25th anniversary of the Recopa, the promotion to First and, most essential of all, the return to normality. Hopefully quickly they will discover a resolution to this drawback in order that we are able to proceed to make our lives and luxuriate in the little particulars. For me the most essential factor is well being.
As the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) stands committed to the teachers of the Brickdam Secondary School, whoGTU General Secretary Coretta McDonaldtook industrial action against the Education Ministry due to its failure to upgrade the school’s facility, the Union is hoping that the requisite measures are put in place to ensure that overcrowding does not become another concern.The Union asserted its position in the situation, noting that it will stand by the teachers throughout the ordeal and until they are transferred to other public schools, ensuring that the transition is smooth and effective.These sentiments were shared by the General Secretary of the Union, Coretta McDonald, who pointed out that the GTU had been in concord with the teachers since the beginning when they were formulating the strike action.This was further extended as the Union indicated that it had been supporting past and present teachers of the school over the years, when the proposal for a new building was made to the Ministry.McDonald related that teachers had been appealing for the Ministry’s intervention for years, since the school’s outer facilities had begun to deteriorate.However, with no repairs done overtime, the school’s structure was further depleted but even this was disregarded by the Education Ministry, of both past and present administrations.With the conditions now dubbed as “unbearable”, McDonald told Guyana Times that the teachers decided to take a stand against the Ministry; an action that had been endorsed by the GTU.While noting the strong possibility of overcrowding at the facility since the quota of students at these schools had already been established, she said the Union is especially concerned about this development.However, she related that the Ministry had assured that measures were in place to have this addressed.“We know that a number of students had already been assigned to each classroom but the Ministry had indicated that it will transfer these students to schools in close proximity to their area. It had been indicated that overcrowding will not be an issue but the Union will monitor this.”To this end, the GTU remains stern in its mandate of ensuring that teachers’ rights are not violated and at all times, they are comfortable around the classroom and the school as a whole.In the case of any further grievances, McDonald said the Union along with the teachers will move to take any further action to resolve these.
Liberia FA chairman Musa Bility has announced plans to stand for the presidency of Fifa, saying it is Africa’s time to lead world football. The 48-year-old is the second person to declare his candidacy after former Brazil international Zico. “Africa is the largest voting bloc in Fifa and we must take the lead to bring football together,” said Bility. “We all agree that football is facing a difficult moment and it is in difficult moments that great leaders emerge.” Bility, who has led the Liberian FA since 2010, becomes only the second African to make a bid to become Fifa president. Current Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou lost to Sepp Blatter in the 2002 presidential elections. On 2 June, 79-year-old Blatter announced he would step down as president amid allegations of corruption among Fifa officials. Last month, US authorities indicted 14 Fifa officials and associates on bribery and racketeering charges while Swiss prosecutors are probing alleged corruption surrounding bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Bility may be little known to most outside of Africa, but the Liberian is no stranger to making bold calls. Sepp Blatter resigns as Fifa president saying new elections will be held soonHe broke ranks with most of his African colleagues in 2011 by declaring he would vote against Blatter, who had been instrumental in bringing the previous year’s World Cup to the continent for the first time, in that year’s Fifa elections. Bility said Blatter’s then challenger, Qatari Mohamed Bin Hammam, offered a “better platform” for football development in Liberia. A year later, the Liberian businessman stood alone when contesting controversial rule changes within Caf that ultimately allowed president Hayatou to be re-elected unopposed. In 2013, Caf handed Bility a six-month ban for violating statutes relating to the use of confidential documents – a punishment the Liberian claimed came as a result of his attempt to tackle African football’s ruling body. Nonetheless, he thinks his outspoken past will help him in his surprise bid. “People know me to be bold, upright, outspoken and highly opinionated,” he told BBC Sport. “I say it like it is. When it’s not right, I don’t back down and I think that has gained me some respect.” Bility has yet to receive the backing of the five football associations needed to put him in the race but is confident he will secure them. “I have spoken to about half a dozen of the presidents of African football and I have their support – you can see the excitement,” he said. “If I have one reason to believe that Africa is not going to stand by me, I am not going to put up my candidacy.” Fifa has called an extraordinary meeting of its Executive Committee for July, when the date for the presidential elections will be decided – they are expected between December 2015 and March 2016. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Another wind project has passed environmental assessment near Tumbler Ridge.Capital Power L.P. has received an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Quality Wind Project.The $455 million project would include 79 wind turbine generators, one substation, a 22-kilometre transmission line and could produce 142-megawatts of power. The facility would be located approximately 10 kilometres northeast of Tumbler Ridge.- Advertisement -If constructed, the province says the project could produce $98 million in local and provincial taxes over its 25-year lifespan.The environmental assessment concluded the project is not likely to have significant adverse effects, based on mitigation measures and commitments.The project will still need to obtain the necessary provincial licences, leases and other approvals before moving forward.Advertisement
The cost of renting a car at Los Angeles International Airport could soon go up. Airport managers want a big, new building to bring all rental agencies together under one roof. And somebody has to pay for it. Airport commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday on a $10 surcharge for every car rental at LAX. The money would help fund a long-standing plan to curb traffic and cut pollution by herding car-rental firms into a single location. The move would eliminate the need for each of the companies to operate its own fleet of shuttle buses. Currently, rental-car companies scattered around the airport account for an estimated 800,000 shuttle trips a year. The center is a “vital step toward the alleviation of congestion” at the airport, according to a staff report prepared for commissioners. It would give travelers a single place to get a car and a single shuttle route to get there. That, the report noted, would reduce the number of shuttle buses spewing exhaust into the air. Airport officials have estimated it would cost as much as $800 million to build the rental center. A year could be required before construction begins, but the $10 surcharge per rental could come as early as May. “This facility is inevitable,” commission President Alan Rothenberg said at a meeting last month. “The sooner we can accomplish it, the better.” email@example.com (310) 543-6649 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rental companies, however, have dug in for a fight, saying they have yet to see plans or justifications for the center. “We don’t think it’s legal,” said Richard Broome, vice president of corporate affairs for The Hertz Corp. “We are absolutely flabbergasted that the airport would move ahead without any idea of how the facility is going to be paid for or what it’s going to look like.” The new building would replace an old parking lot just east of the airport. It would bring together 26,000 parking spaces in all, as well as offices for the main rental companies that currently operate at LAX.
The demonstrations came a year after rallies on immigration issues were staged statewide. This time, however, the number was a fraction of the thousands who turned out in 2006. Local police and school districts were prepared this year. West Covina and county sheriff’s beefed up their patrols. Hacienda La Puente Unified sent letters home to students, highlighting the penalties of walking out, and Covina Valley Unified issued automated calls saying that Friday was not an official school holiday. But in Los Angeles, students still wanted to march. “Just like Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez is a hero to all Latinos,” said Cynthia Gomez, 16. “We should honor him in the same way.” “Cesar Chavez did a lot for us,” said Jose Lopez, a high school freshman, who was marching with his father in Oakland. “This is just us doing a little bit to honor him.” Latino students and others staged small marches in California on Friday to demand that the birthday of the late United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez become a national holiday and that Congress pass a legalization program for the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. About 875 students from 13 Los Angeles middle schools and high schools walked out of class or skipped school to participate in the marches, said Angie Levine, a Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman. About 100 marched in Sacramento, another 100 demonstrated in Oakland, and about 35 walked out in Pomona. As they walked in Los Angeles, teens chanted “Si se puede!” or “Yes we can!” “If the government won’t do it, we have to come out here and force them to,” said Roberto Vera, 14. “Everybody is equal. It doesn’t matter where you were born.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
But Wilfred Ndidi atoned for the costly mistake that led to Mount’s opener as the Nigeria midfielder headed Leicester’s well deserved second half equaliser at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Chelsea’s vibrant start was replaced by a woeful collapse that could easily have led to a Leicester winner.Lampard insisted tiredness was part of the problem as Chelsea wilted following their draining penalty shoot-out defeat against Liverpool in the European Super Cup on Wednesday.While the long trip back from Istanbul took its toll on Chelsea in the second half, Lampard wasn’t happy with the way his team failed to capitalise on their early dominance or with their failure to manage the game better.“The first 25 minutes was how we want to play and the rest of it wasn’t. We left far too many spaces. That was a disappointing thing for me that we couldn’t sustain the early part of the game,” Lampard said.“I don’t expect that 100 miles an hour start to be maintained all the time but we have to keep the ball better when we rest.“We have to have more personality, we saw that in midweek, but today we didn’t have that.“I hate the tiredness excuse but it has to be a factor in the second half. I feel for the players on that.“If that is a factor we can take that out of it by being better on the ball so we don’t have to run as much.“There’s game management. We have to be tougher. There are some real lessons from today.”– Baptism of fire –Lampard will look to finally get his first win when Chelsea travel to Norwich next weekend.But with just one year of managerial experience at second-tier Derby last season, Lampard knows he is facing a baptism of fire with Chelsea.The Blues legend is unable to sign players due to a transfer ban, while star playmaker Eden Hazard was sold to Real Madrid in the close-season.“We have had a tough start, to go to Manchester and get beaten the way we did then lose the Super Cup when I thought we were the better team,” Lampard said.“It’s a results business clearly. The performance against Man Utd, and certainly the Liverpool game, made we happier than this one strangely.“In the circumstances there are some difficult elements to this year. As a new manager I couldn’t bring players in and we lost Eden, who was such a huge player at this club.”Lampard had been given a thunderous reception in his first game as Chelsea manager at Stamford Bridge.His adoring fans weren’t so happy at the final whistle, but Lampard said he was touched by the welcome home.“It felt great. It was a big special moment for me, to manage the club at Stamford Bridge is the stuff of dreams,” he said.“It’s my club, I played here so long and I’m slightly disappointed we didn’t get the win but I’m thankful to the fans.“If there was any frustration from the fans, it was shared by everyone on the bench. We are all in it together.”0Shares0000(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Frank Lampard shouts instructions during the draw with Leicester © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 18 – Frank Lampard admitted fatigue was a factor in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Leicester, but the Blues boss demanded his players show more “personality” as his wait for a first win goes on.Thrashed 4-0 at Manchester United last weekend and beaten on penalties by Liverpool in the European Super Cup on Wednesday, Lampard’s side took an early lead through Mason Mount’s first goal for Chelsea.
DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS Glencar Inn Division TwoCranford United Reserves 0 Donegal Town Reserves 3Cranford got off to a bad start when a mix up in their defence let in Ted Bustard to score from close range for Donegal Town. Cranford responded well and had good chances through Andrew Kelly and John Mc Bride. The second half started evenly with both teams having chances. In the 70th minute Donegal Town got a penalty and Ciaran O’ Reilly converted. As Cranford pushed forward they were caught by Gary Ward who finished well to make it 3- 0. Downtown United 1 Glenree United Reserves 1Downtown took the lead in the 4th minute through Gio Peoples with a right footed volley at the back post. Glenree equalized 15 minutes into the second half through Ian Mc Elhinney after he rounded the Downtown keeper and slotted the ball into the empty net.Both teams pushed hard for a winner but neither could come up with the goods.Best for Downtown: Andrew Doherty and Glenree: John Mc ClaffertyGweedore United Reserves 1 Deele Harps 3This game played on a cold day in Gweedore saw the men from Lifford edge closer to the league title when they came from behind to claim the three points. The game started with the home side playing good football and holding possession for the first 20 minutes. United’s early good play was rewarded with a goal in the tenth minute when Daniel Okraska put a good ball through to Sean Paul Mc Mahon who drove into the bottom corner of the Deele net to make it 1-0. Deele began to settle into the match and got their equaliser in the 28th minute when Conor Caterson scored from close range following a corner and a goal mouth scramble. The visitors took the lead on the stroke of half time when Caterson again headed past Whoriskey from a corner to make it 2-1 at the interval. In the second half both sides cancelled each other out with half chances at both ends. Deele scored their 3rd in the 79th minute, once again from a corner Gallagher finished well to ensure the points for the visitors. Team performances from both sides.Referee: Gerry Rodden. Keadue Rovers Reserves 3 Tullyvinney Rovers 2Keadue maintained their good run of form after by Tullyvinney at Central Park. On what was a very poor day for football it was Keadue who scored first. After a strong run Daniel Gallagher was fouled in the box and Donal Rodgers dispatched the spot kick. Tullyvinney to their credit came back into the game and deserved their equaliser on fifteen minutes when Michael Friel headed in from a corner. By twenty one minutes Tullyvinney were ahead with their striker Renato scoring a fine solo effort. It remained that way at half time. Into the second half and the home side picked up the pace and had more possession. On fifty five minutes Donal Rodgers scored a long range effort to bring the teams level. On seventy minutes Keadue striker Darragh Hanlon was fouled in the box and another spot kick was awarded, again well finished by Donal Rodgers. Good team performances from both sides. Keadue’s Donal Rodgers doing very well with a hat trick. Referee: Andrew Mullin.Downtown Cup Quarter FinalMulroy Celtic 0 Erne Wanderers 3 Newly crowned league champions Erne made the long trip to Tri a Loch to take on Mulroy in the quarter final of the Downtown Cup. The away side took an early lead when Liam Reynolds rose highest at the back post to nod home. You would’ve been forgiven for thinking the flood gates would open and Erne run away with it, however it was the home side that created more chances in the first half, good link up play between the two front men resulted in the visiting keeper having to pull off some fine saves, particularly from the impressive Packie Mc Elwaine who hit a great strike from outside the area. Erne who are always very comfortable in possession played some nice football with Sticky Ward a constant menace up front. The second half began as the first finished. Erne doubled their advantage when Diarmaid Slevin dispatched the penalty down the middle. The home side had a few sniffs at goal with Mc Grory very unlucky not to score from a header. Erne added a third with ten minutes remaining through Peter Mc Gonigle. Mulroy gave a very good account of themselves throughout. Packie, Talbot and Faulkner best for the home side, Diarmaid Slevin impressive throughout and Ward proved why he is one of the best in the league with a good performanceBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic 0 Glenea United 0On a bitterly cold day at An Screaban a draw was a fair result. As in a lot of derby matches, form goes out the window and this was no exception. Both defences were well on top with the result the keepers were not really tested.The best chance of the first half fell to the home side on twenty minutes. Anthony Blair made his way past the Glenea defence and into t he penalty area but his shot was parried by the keeper into the path of David Ward who blasted the ball over the bar. The second half continued with few clear cuts chances. Ownie Mc Garvey had a chance for Gweedore near the end but his shot was blocked down by a defender. Best for Gweedore were Paul Duggan and Paul Mc Bride. A team effort by Glenea. Referee: Paddy DuffyCastlefin Celtic 2 Lifford Celtic 2Castlefin and Lifford played out a frantic 2 – 2 draw in Arctic conditions on Sunday in Parkview. Castlefin started the game the brighter and they took the lead in the 20th minute when Simon Mc Glinchey played a ball through to Barry Tourish who finished well. The home side continued to press but failed to trouble the visiting keeper. Lifford began to work their way into the game and equalised when Marcus McDonald headed home a Kevin Mc Brearty free kick with 35 minutes played.Castlefin began the second hand in similar fashion to the opening half. In the 48th minute Castlefin regained their advantage when Barry Tourish tapped in from four yards after a Ronan Tourish shot. However Lifford responded and were awarded a penalty in the 50th minute after a foul in the box, Jude Patton converted the spot kick. Both teams pressed for a winner but both defences stood firm.Best for Castlefin: Anthony White and Emmett White. Best for Lifford: Lee White. Referee: Kevin Logue.Kilmacrennan Celtic 1 Lagan Harps 2Kilmacrennan suffered their fourth defeat on the bounce at hands of an industrious Lagan Harps.With few opportunities created early on the stalemate was broke on thirty minutes, from a set piece. Eamon McHugh was on hand at the back post, from a corner kick, to give the away side a one nil lead. Kilmac were unlucky not to equalise in the dying moments of the first half when a volley from Johnny Doherty rattled the Lagan post.Kilmac got on top early in the second half and found themselves on level terms with fifty five minutes played. Caolan Kelly scoring a free kick. The striker finding the corner of the net from twenty yards. Kilmac were undone with five minute remaining when their keeper Mark Gallagher made an outstanding save from a lagan free kick, however two Lagan forwards reacted quickly and scrambled the ball into the back of the net. Team efforts from both. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleSt. Catherines 2 Rathmullan Celtic 2St. Catherines led twice in this Premier Division match played at Emerald Park in Killybegs. Daniel Breslin gave the home side a half time advantage when he nodded in the opening goal on forty three minutes. Oisin Mc Menamin brought Rathmullan back on level terms after eleven minutes of the second period however Ryan Farrell restored the St. Catherines’ lead midway through the half. With time running out Eamonn Sheridan rose highest in the box to meet an inswinging corner kick and heading it home he secured a precious away point for Rathmullan.Watson Hire Division OneDrumoghill FC 0 Curragh Athletic 1Drumoghill welcomed Curragh to “The Moss” on Sunday on what was a wintery day throughout the league. The Finn Valley men made the most of their trip to the Lagan Valley by harvesting three valuable points in their quest for promotion. A tightly fought affair seemed to be heading for a draw when Marcus Oliver produced an individual moment of brilliance, beating two defenders on the edge of the box before firing an unstoppable shot into the Drumoghill net. One nil it finished and Oliver’s strike sends Curragh level on points with Cranford, with a game in hand, as they chase Donegal Town for the Division One Title.Cranford United 1 Donegal Town 2In cold and wintery conditions Donegal Town left Cranford with allthree points after this top of the table clash. Cranford playing with theaid of the breeze in the first half edged the chances with nothingclear cut for either side in the opening 25 minutes. The breakthroughcame on 30 minutes when Philip Buchanan headed home a Seamus Carrcorner. He almost doubled the lead 5 minutes later when MartyMcLaughlin and Brendan Giles combined to cross but the Donegal Townkeeper did well to cut out the danger. Donegal Town began the secondhalf strongly and got to grips with the game. Enda Mc Hugh made twoexcellent saves to keep the score at 1nil. With 25 minutes to go avicious delivery into the area ended up in the top corner, deflected off aCranford defender. The game could have went either way at this stagebut with 10 minutes to go the Donegal full back Marty Mc Garrigle hammeredhome a 25 yard thunderbolt following a corner to give the away teamall three points. Team performances from both sides. Referee: Joe Mc Hugh.CT Ball Division TwoKerrykeel ’71 FC 2 Whitestrand United 1Kerrykeel put in a great display to beat their local rivals in what was a brilliant derby played in great conditions at a sun drenched Rabs Park. A minutes silence was observed before the game for Frances Barrett who sadly passed away during the week. The ‘71 started the stronger with both Seimie Friel and Johnny Friel causing Whitestrand problems. The deadlock was broken from the penalty spot on fourteen minutes after Paul Friel had handled in the area. Mark Friel stepped up to send Brendan Friel the wrong way. The ‘71 were two up five minutes later when Ryan Mc Cleary and Brendan Friel got their wires crossed. Johnny Friel took advantage and cooly tapped home. Kerrykeel had chances to extend their lead with both Mylie Mc Bride and Cathal Martin making Brendan Friel work hard in the Whitestrand goal. The Strand upped their game and the lively Michael Sweeney brought the away team back into the game when he finished well after great work from Kevin Loughrey.The second half started at a fiery pace with Whitestrand going close through Paul Lynch and Eamon Martin. Martin Mc Ateer hit a brilliant freekick on sixty five minutes which rattled the bar and shortly afterwards Fergal Friel went close. The away side threw everything at Kerrykeel in the closing stages with Michael Sweeney having their best chance when he hit a great strike at Mark Mc Conigley, however, the Kerrykeel stopper pulled off a great save. A great result for the ‘71 who keep their promotion push on track. Best for Kerrykeel ‘71: Cathal Martin, Brendan Callaghan and Patrick Mc Conigley. Team effort from Whitestrand United Referee: Paddy MartinCopany Rovers 0 Gweedore United 2Gweedore United came to Killowen Park strong favourites , Copany on a bad run of form were going to need to be at their best keep Gweedore at bay. The game started brightly with both sides trying to get ahead, Glen Harron and David Graham proving good outlets down the flanks. Neither side could make the breakthrough and went in scoreless at half time. Gweedore started the second half strongest bringing a couple of good saves from the excellent Stephen Doherty who was keeping Copany in the game . After 65 minutes Gweedore finally got their opening goal with a free kick from Brian Gallagher somehow finding it’s way into the Copany net. Gweedore doubled their lead on 70 minutes with a tap in by Declan Friel. The game finished 2-0 and a deserved 3 points for Gweedore against a much improved Copany side. Team performance from Gweedore with Stephen Doherty and Thomas Given standing out for the home sideLetterbarrow Celtic 4 Dunlewy Celtic 2In snowy conditions at Tymeen a young Letterbarrow side came out on top in a very entertaining encounter. Dunlewy started brightly and a brilliant save in the tenth minute from the Letterbarrow keeper, Kieran Gildea, denied the visitors an early lead. Shortly after, Letterbarrow took the lead when Kevin Lowther thumped home a header from a Stephen Graham corner. The home side went two nil ahead on thirty five minutes when Pauric McHugh curled a free kick into the top corner. The second half started with chances for both sides but the visitors pulled a goal back in the fiftieth minute when John Cannon capitalised on a defensive mix up to poke home from close range. Two minutes later Dunlewy were level when Daniel Cannon lobbed the keeper with a terrific effort after breaking the offside trap. Letterbarrow settled well after that and created a number of good chances. The deadlock was finally broken on eighty minutes when Kevin Lowther scored his second with another header from a Feet Murrin cross. The home side wrapped up the points in the eighty eighth minute when Paul Murrin scored from a free kick.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSOld Orchard Inn Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 0 v 4 Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Inn Division TwoCranford United Reserves 0 v 3 Donegal Town ReservesDowntown United 1 v 1 Glenree United ReservesGweedore United Reserves 1 v 3 Deele HarpsKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 v 2 Tullyvinney RoversDowntown Cup Quarter FinalMulroy Celtic 0 v 3 Erne WanderersBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic 0 v 0 Glenea UnitedCastlefin Celtic 2 v 2 Lifford CelticKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 2 Lagan HarpsSt. Catherines 2 v 2 Rathmullan CelticWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United 4 v 0 Raphoe TownDrumoghill FC 0 v 1 Curragh AthleticCranford United 1 v 2 Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoKerrykeel ’71 FC 2 v 1 Whitestrand UnitedGlenree United 0 v 0 Drumbar UnitedCopany Rovers 0 v 2 Gweedore UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic 4 v 2 Dunlewy CelticLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlenea United 13 9 1 3 28 12 16 30Rathmullan Celtic 13 8 3 2 37 14 23 26Lifford Celtic FC 12 7 4 1 20 14 6 22Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 12 7 5 0 24 17 7 21Gweedore Celtic 16 6 8 2 17 29 -12 20St Catherines FC 15 5 7 3 25 28 -3 18Lagan Harps FC 14 5 6 3 18 30 -12 18Milford United FC 11 5 5 1 19 16 3 16Dunkineely Celtic FC 14 4 6 4 33 33 0 16Castlefin Celtic 14 0 11 3 12 40 -28 3League table for Watson Hire Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDonegal Town FC 15 11 3 1 35 16 19 34Curragh Athletic FC 14 8 1 5 39 9 30 29Cranford FC 15 9 4 2 39 21 18 29Cappry Rovers 14 7 4 3 31 20 11 24Eany Celtic FC 15 7 5 3 28 22 6 24Keadue Rovers FC 13 5 3 5 28 22 6 20Drumoghill FC 15 5 8 2 23 31 -8 17Ballybofey United FC 14 2 6 6 14 28 -14 12Arranmore United 15 2 12 1 15 41 -26 7Raphoe Town 14 1 11 2 14 56 -42 5League table for CT Ball Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsBonagee United FC 15 11 3 1 37 26 11 34Gweedore United FC 14 11 3 0 51 14 37 33Kerrykeel 71 FC 15 11 4 0 46 20 26 33Whitestrand United FC 15 9 6 0 33 22 11 27Dunlewey Celtic 14 8 4 2 35 25 10 26Glenree United FC 15 7 5 3 29 24 5 24Letterbarrow Celtic FC 15 4 10 1 17 44 -27 13Convoy Arsenal FC 15 3 11 1 25 43 -18 10Drumbar FC 15 1 10 4 16 40 -24 7Copany Rovers FC 15 1 10 4 20 51 -31 7League table for Old Orchard Inn Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsErne Wanderers FC 13 10 1 2 43 17 26 32Glenea United 13 6 3 4 23 16 7 22Ramelton Mariners FC 13 6 3 4 30 25 5 22Fintown Harps AFC 13 6 4 3 31 20 11 21Glencar Celtic 12 4 3 5 24 28 -4 17Castlefin Celtic 13 4 7 2 22 28 -6 14Mulroy Celtic 12 4 7 1 21 23 -2 13Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 13 2 7 4 19 39 -20 10Gweedore Celtic 8 0 7 1 8 25 -17 1League table for Glencar Inn Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDeele Harps FC 10 9 0 1 35 7 28 28Donegal Town FC Reserves 13 7 4 2 32 19 13 23Downtown United FC 11 5 2 4 19 17 2 19Keadue Rovers FC 12 5 4 3 28 20 8 18Glenree United FC 13 5 5 3 21 18 3 18Milford United FC 11 5 5 1 14 32 -18 16Gweedore United FC 12 4 8 0 23 29 -6 12Cranford FC Reserves 11 2 5 4 11 21 -10 10Tullyvinney Rovers 11 1 10 0 14 34 -20 3DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUEResults:Donegal SchoolboysUnder-16 Champions LeagueGroup AKeadue Rovers 2 v 1 Letterkenny RoversGroup BSwilly Rovers 2 v 2 Cappry RoversDonegal Town 4 v 5 Gweedore CelticUnder-16 Europa CupGroup ABonagee United 4 v 1 Gweedore UnitedBallyare Diamonds 1 v 4 Glenea UnitedGroup BCastlefin Celtic 0 v 1 Eany CelticLagan Harps 2 v 1 Illistrin UnitedEast DivisionUnder-14 LeagueCurragh Athletic 0 v 9 Cappry RoversFintown Harps 0 v 1 Raphoe TownCappry Rovers Reserves 2 v 10 Castlefin CelticDrumkeen United 5 v 2 Convoy ArsenalUnder-16 Cup FinalCastlefin Celtic 2 v 4 Cappry RoversSouth DivisionUnder-14 LeagueDrumbar United 7 v 0 Erne UnitedDonegal Town 2 v 3 Dunkineely CelticUnder-12 Shield FinalDrumbar United 2 v 1 Donegal CelticDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 16-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown Cup Quarter FinalsDeele Harps v Donegal Town ReservesFintown Harps AFC v Downtown UnitedGlenea United Reserves v Glencar CelticSUNDAY 17-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic v Glenea UnitedCastlefin Celtic v Milford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneRaphoe Town v Curragh AthleticCappry Rovers v Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoGweedore United v Dunlewy CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 10th, 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 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Affiliation Forms 2013/14The affiliation forms for the new school year have been emailed to all schools. These forms must be returned with a cheque made payable to Cumann na mBunscol, Donegal no later than Tues. 1st October. Teachers please note that ”no late entries” will be accepted this year due to problems arising from late entries last year. New schools wishing to affiliate should request form from cumanndonegal.com AGM:The Cumann na mBunscol AGM will be held in October. Date, time and venue will be arranged in the coming weeks. Deepest Sympathies: The board would like to convey their deepest sympathies to both the Boyle family and the Naomh Muire club on the loss of underage player Conor Boyle who died tragically in London on Friday last. GAA NEWS – SCHOOLS NOTES was last modified: September 22nd, 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:Schools GAA notes
THERE has been another multiple-vehicle road crash in Letterkenny this evening.Six cars were involved in the pile-up.Gardai and ambulance crews are at the scene of the incident. There are diversions in place whilst ambulance crews treat motorists and passengers at the scene.A Garda spokesman said a follow-up operation is underway. No-one was seriously hurt, with several people taken to Letterkenny General as a precaution.The crash follows one earlier today near Milford when a car crashed into a pole.No-one was hurt in that incident. SIX-CAR SMASH ON PORT ROAD IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)