On any given Saturday morning, you will find approximately 120 children engaged in various training exercises at the Duhaney Park playing field, on Baldwin Crescent, Duhaney Park.For the next four and a half weeks, this ground will become a base of sorts each weekend for these youngsters due to another initiative by the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) as it expands football coaching clinics that teach the fundamentals of the sport with the INSPORTS Duhaney Park Football Coaching Clinic.This forms part of INSPORTS’ holistic efforts towards the development of football at the community level and its mandate to “fix football” in Jamaica.Scheduled for 18 weeks, the clinic includes a breakfast feeding programme to ensure that the participants are properly nourished.The sessions, which will be broadened to facilitate up to 200 by the end of the month, was originally planned for youth aged 10-15 years, but many, as young as six years, have been incorporated in the clinic that has caters to residents of Duhaney Park, Seaview Gardens, Cooreville Gardens, Waterhouse and Pembroke Hall.Certified coaches, who hail from Duhaney Park, Seaview Gardens and Cooreville have been employed to administer the programme by INSPORTS, which provides all the gear and training equipment. The coaches are also provided with a stipend.”INSPORTS is taking the process all the way through from start to finish,” noted Ian Andrews, administrative director of INSPORTS, of their latest thrust.”We first go into various communities across Jamaica and identify and rehabilitate playing fields to host the coaching clinic as well as community matches. We supply the equipment and provide the youngsters with top-quality coaches to help develop their skills.”GAUGING PROGRESSHe added: “It doesn’t stop there. Intermediary competitions at the community and primary-school levels are also held to gauge the progress of our players and identify areas for improvement.”The programme is receiving strong community support, with parents being very involved in the process.”I think it’s a great programme that I really want my son to be involved in,” said Tamara Tucker, whose son numbers among the participants. “That’s why I am here; to make sure that he is getting his training done. He participates in church and school competitions but they don’t have a structured programme in place, so this is a really good initiative from INSPORTS.”The INSPORTS islandwide coaching programme is an initiative geared towards steering the development of young players in the fundamentals of the game. Teaching and correcting proper techniques from an early age will prime players for professional advancement in the sport, with the overarching aim of producing talented Jamaican footballers.
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Adamson’s Manganti hits dagger against UP anew MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra regained first place after beating rival Magnolia, 93-86, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Gin Kings import Justin Brownlee scored 29 points, including a layup to end the resilient Hotshots’ hopes of a comeback with 24.5 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT The game also marked the conference debuts of key cogs Greg Slaughter (ankle) and Sol Mercado (knee) for Ginebra.Slaughter and Mercado announced their return in style.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 7-foot Slaughter nearly had a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds in a little over 20 minutes of action while Mercado had nine points, two rebounds and two assists in close to 24 minutes.A 3-pointer by Brownlee made it, 89-75, with only 2:30 remaining but Magnolia came back and trimmed the deficit to just five twice inside the last 40 seconds of the game before LA Tenorio iced the game with two free throws with 18 ticks to go. Japeth Aguilar added 17 points, six rebounds and three blocks for the Kings, who climbed to 8-2.Romeo Travis had 30 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocks while Paul Lee scored 21 points for the Hotshots (8-3), who slipped into a tie with the Alaska Aces in second place.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Residents of one of the Sime Darby Community, one of the most densely populated communities within Bomi County, on Saturday, February 22, petitioned Ambassador Neh Dukuly Tolbert to contest the upcoming special senatorial election.The citizens, in their petition, said: “Residents of Bomi county have unanimously agreed to petition you as the choice of the people that will bring the expectation of Bomi citizens to fruition.”Their expectations include good schools for their children, water and sanitation, medical facilities and agricultural programs across the four political districts of the county.They described her as the “political light of Bomi County.”According to the citizens, the career of Ambassador Tolbert has blazed a historic and stellar path for the county in the most difficult moments. They added: “It is now time that the international stage can produce direct benefits for the people and country she loves and where like her distinguished ancestors, she will make contribution.”They expressed the hope that Ambassador Tolbert would reconstruct, prioritize development needs, and create business opportunities, things they said her father— Former Secretary of State Momolu Dukuly—did for their county.According to the citizens of Bomi County, it was time to change the political playing field of the county. They envisioned that under her senatorial leadership, Bomi will become a county of paved roads, many schools and vibrant human capacity.The citizens, who gathered at the Sime Darby Central High School to petition the Ambassador, said it was time to demonstrate a true ideas of dedication of democracy for which the county can have a genuine representation at the level of the senate.Responding, Ambassador Neh Dukuly Tolbert expressed gratitude to the people of the county for their position and promised to work collectively to ensure that the hopes and dreams of the people are achieved.The Special Senatorial election is scheduled for October 14, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
4. Fabio Borini – £10million (from Roma) – The ex-Chelsea man showed promise with Swansea City and Roma but injuries and below-par form saw him only score twice in his first season with the Reds. A loan spell at Sunderland had appeared to have kick-started the Italians career but, in 2014/15, Borini the player again struggled for form and fitness and was eventually sold to the Black Cats. 5 Liverpool chief executive officer Ian Ayre will step down in 2017, it has been announced.When he finally leaves Anfield, Ayre will have had several roles at the club in his decade with his hometown side.After joining as a commercial director, the 52-year-old then move to a role as managing director in March 2011 where he gained more power before eventually becoming CEO.Ayre has since played a major role in most transfer deals but some of these switches have gone as well as he would have hoped.Click the right arrow above to see which five deals we believe are his worst at the club… 5 5 5. Lazar Markovic – £20million (from Benfica) – Click the right arrow above to see more awful Liverpool transfers during Ian Ayre’s tenure… – Currently out on loan with Fenerbahce after failing to impress in his first season with the Reds, Markovic could still be a part of Jurgen Klopps plans. He never really showed his true colours after joining from Benfica where he looked like a promising talent. His huge fee makes him a flop for the time being. 3. Iago Aspas – £7million (from Celta Vigo) – After two prolific campaigns with the Spanish side, Liverpool swooped for Aspas but after managing 37 goals in 75 appearances for Celta Vigo he only scored one in 15 for the Reds in one season. 5 2. Christian Benteke – £32.5million (from Aston Villa) – The thought process was that the Belgian, surrounded by, in theory, better players, would score even more goals than he did at Villa Park. Sadly, despite scoring seven times in 24 Premier League appearances, hes not been able to win over fans and pundits with his displays following a mega-money summer move. 5 1. Mario Balotelli – £16million (from AC Milan) – After a tumultuous, title-winning spell with Manchester City, a two-season stretch with AC Milan had seemed to have got the Italian back on track. A £16m move to the Reds followed but the goals didnt. Balotelli looked lazy and managed just one Premier League goal, a winner against Tottenham, and four in 28 appearances altogether.
The Health Information and Quality Authority has criticised standards at two State-run nursing homes in Co Donegal.Carndonagh Community Hospital and St Joseph’s community hospital in Stranorlar were both found to have significant shortcoming despite repeated inspections in recent years, the Irish Times reports.In a report on the Carndonagh facility, inspectors concluded that staff could not adequately assess and provide appropriate care to a constantly changing group of residents. There were no dedicated cleaning staff. Staff could vary between care, cleaning and catering duties.With care needs taking priority, inspectors found that hygiene standards were poor and significant risks arose where equipment such as commodes were heavily soiled.The report accuses the home of a “persistent failure” to ensure the right numbers and skill-mix to care for residents, as required by previous inspections.Inspectors also expressed dissatisfaction with the monitoring of unintentional weight loss of residents, the assessment and management of cases of diabetes and epilepsy and arrangements for the admission and discharge of residents. Other areas of concern were medication management and the standards of cleanliness and hygiene. “Inspectors found that residents who were losing weight were not monitored systematically and some had not been weighed for some time although weight loss had been recorded. The safe management of residents who had epilepsy was also a concern as medication identified as necessary to manage an emergency situation was not prescribed in one instance and was out of date in another.”This was the seventh inspection of the hospital, which accommodates 40 residents, including 11 with dementia. Previous inspections had revealed significant failures in relation to staffing shortfalls, an inadequate skill mix among staff and a failure to comply with training requirements.The report acknowledges that the hospital took some remedial action on foot of recommendations made at earlier inspections but said there was comprehensive response that ensured all regulatory failures outline were addressed. Inspectors warned of an “escalation” of regulatory activity as a result of the persistent failure to improve staffing levels.St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Co Donegal, was also criticised in a separate report from Hiqa.It reviews the actions taken to address regulatory failures identified in previous inspections; last August, inspectors identified 31 areas of non-compliance. These included poor management of a resident’s behaviour that did provide adequate protection for all residents, deficient risk management procedures, poor signage and standards of decoration and inadequate training for staff in elder abuse and moving and handling. Inspectors were particularly concerned about aspects of admission and discharge activity. The majority of residents were discharged home, but there were a significant number of discharges to other community hospitals and it was not evident why some residents had so many changes and were moved from the acute hospital to this community hospital and on to other community hospitals in the area.TWO DONEGAL NURSING HOMES CRITICISED IN REPORT was last modified: June 18th, 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:Carndonagh Community HospitalHIQAST JOSEPHS
WITH ladies football on the rise again in Donegal and success for clubs throughout the county at provincial and national level, Saturday sees a fundraising day for the county team – the Donegal Senior Ladies Development Fund.Bucket collections will be taking place in shops and at matches tomorrow in Moville, Carndonagh, Dungloe, Ballybofey, Donegal Town and various locations throughout Letterkenny.Please support ladies footballers tomorrow by making a donation – every cent counts. SATURDAY IS DONEGAL LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL FUNDRAISING DAY was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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 LGFAfundraising dayLadies Football
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Arsenal have had a £17.6million bid for Juan Cuadrado rejected by Juventus. With Alexis Sanchez likely to leave the Emirates this summer, the Gunners are in the market for a replacement. They are targeting Cuadrado but Juventus are looking for around £30m before agreeing to sell. (The Sun)Real Madrid are insisting on a fee of €90m – just over £78m – from Manchester United for Alvaro Morata as the transfer of the striker is set to rumble on into another week. (Independent)Manchester United are ready to raid Benfica for the second time this summer to sign £15million-rated Anderson Talisca. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham are among a number of clubs keen on £30million Lazio forward Keita Balde. The 22 year-old is also being chased by Everton and Liverpool, who are big fans but have had approaches rejected. (Daily Mirror)Porto left-back Rafa Soares has claimed his “flattered” to have been identified as a potential target by Liverpool. The Portugal Under-21 has attracted a number of suitors after impressing on loan at both Academica de Coimbra and Rio Ave. (Daily Mirror)Marco Silva, the new Watford manager, is considering a move for Lazar Markovic, the Liverpool winger, who is surplus to requirements at Anfield. (The Times)Swansea forward Gylfi Sigurdsson is STILL an Everton target – despite them splashing out £26m for Ajax star Davy Klaassen. (WalesOnline)The negotiations over Thibaut Courtois’ new contract at Chelsea have stalled over the goalkeeper’s wage demands and, without further talks scheduled, he could start the season without a deal being reached. Courtois has two years left on his contract, worth about £100,000 a week, and hopes for near parity with David De Gea, his counterpart at Manchester United who is paid twice that. (The Times)Chelsea are continuing to target £52million-rated Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, despite the Italians’ insistence that he is not for sale at any price. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City star Patrick Roberts has held talks with Nice over a loan move. The 20-year-old forward’s Celtic loan is over and he has been targeted by the French club as they plan for the Champions League following their third-placed finish. (The Sun)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Harry Redknapp has confirmed to talkSPORT Birmingham City have offered John Terry a contractMatt Le Tissier says he fully understands Southampton’s decision to sack manager Claude Puel – and trusts the club will find the ideal replacementAC Milan are preparing to sell defender Gustavo Gomez to Everton, following talks with representatives of the Merseyside clubSpanish clubs Sevilla and Valencia are the latest clubs to join the chase for Arsenal, West Ham and Everton target Carlos BaccaSerie A giants Roma are close to hijacking Tottenham and Barcelona’s pursuit of Nice midfielder Jean-Michael SeriChelsea are poised to make a bid in the region of £53m to try and lure Napoli into selling defender Kalidou KoulibalyNewly-promoted Brighton have made a bid for AC Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula, according to reports in Italy
USL Results & Reports 10.08.14Results4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Letterkenny Rovers 2 – 3 Cockhill Celtic**Cockhill Celtic are League ChampionsFinn Harps Res. 1 – 2 Bonagee Utd. DPD Div. 1Cup Semi-FinalsDrumkeen Utd. Res. 2 – 5 Bonagee Utd. Res.Letterkenny Rovers Res. 5 – 1 Fanad Utd. Res.ReportsCockhill Retain Title After Friel Hat-Trick Letterkenny Rovers 2Cockhill Celtic 3Cockhill Celtic were crowned 2014 Ulster Senior League champions after having to come from behind twice to eventually defeat Letterkenny Rovers 3-2 at Leckview Park.Cockhill went into the game knowing a win would secure title glory but that victory seemed like a million miles away when Rovers took the lead after only ten minutes. A free kick from the left hand side was whipped in by Neil Lloyd and it found David Shovlin and his cute header deceived Gavin Cullen to put the hosts ahead. The visitors responded well and equalised on 21 minutes. Oisin McColgan with an incisive pass found Garbhan Friel and as he attempted to round Rovers defender John Doherty, referee Stephen Toner adjudged that Doherty had handled the ball. Friel made no mistake from the penalty spot slotting it past Jason Quinn in the Rovers goal with ease. Cockhill had a glorious chance to go in front on 27 minutes when Derek Doherty capitalised on a mistake by Aaron O’Hagan. Doherty played a ball through to Conor Carlin who tried to place his shot low into the corner but the ball hit Jason Quinn who managed to retreat and gather the ball. Rovers never really tested the Cockhill defence but regained the lead on 37 minutes. Stevie Okakpo raced on to along through ball and was bundled over unnecessarily by Gavin Cullen just inside the box. Darren McElwaine stepped up and scored his second penalty in week past Cullen to ensure Rovers held a 2-1 advantage at half time. Rovers were intent on spoiling the title party and should have put the game beyond doubt two minutes into the second half. Stevie Okakpo mishit an effort while well placed and Johnny Bonner should have done better at the far post but shot wide after a McElwaine cross to the far post. This seemed to be a turning point as Cockhill went straight up the pitch to equalise on 49 minutes. A wonderful cross from Gerry Gill found Garbhan Friel and his looping header went over Quinn to the sound of huge cheers from the large army of away supporters. Indeed they didnt have to wait too long before what turned out to be the League winning goal arrived just 3 minutes later. A corner from Gerry Gill found Friel at the near post and the ball seemed to come off his knee and bounced into the ground and into the net to spark off scenes of wild celebration from the Cockhill faithful. The Inishowen men did have chances to extend their lead with Conor Carlin again guilty on 68 minutes. A long kick out from Cullen was expertly taken down by the former Drumkeen man and he had plenty of time but somehow his lob over Quinn went just over. Letterkenny did have a couple of chances to equalise with a Johnny Bonner rasper bring a top notch save from Cullen while a John Doherty header also caused some panic in the Cockhill defence as time was running out while James Bradley should have done better for the visitors but blazed high and wide on 87 minutesWhen referee Stephen Toner who was excellent throughout blew the final whistle it sparked scenes of jubilation and ensured that Cockhill defended their title with a game to spare. Celtic are back at Leckview next Saturday when they play Swilly Rovers in the League cup final and are attempting to win the double double having also won both competitions in 2013Letterkenny Rovers; Jason Quinn, Ryan Gildea, Neil Lloyd, John Doherty, Johnathan Minnock, David Shovlin, Gareth Doherty, Aaron O’Hagan, Darren McElwaine, Stevie Okakpo, Johnny Bonner. Subs; Stephen O’Donnell for Shovlin 75 minsCockhill Celtic; Gavin Cullen, Kieran McLaughlin, Oisin McColgan, Mal McDermott, William O’Connor, Derek Doherty, James Bradley, Liam O’Donnell, Conor Carlin, Garbhán Friel, Gerry Gill. Bonagee Up to FourthFinn Harps Res. 1Bonagee Utd. 2Bonagee started brightly with Kevin Barr having a few attempts on goal that were well saved by Shaun Patton. Dean McConnell & Darragh Black had good efforts for Harps that were well saved by the Bonagee keeper. Frankie McBrearty put the away side in front 20mins in as he finished low in to the bottom corner. Ryan McFadden doubled the lead in the 40th min as he headed home from a free kick. The second half was open with both sides having numerous efforts on goal and Harps got back in to the game in the 71st minute as Jack Dean finished well after a great through ball from Jordan Loftus. Loftus then had a free kick come back off the crossbar as Harps pushed for the equaliser, but the Bonagee men held out for the victory.DIV 1 Cup Semi-FinalsRovers Cruise Into FinalLetterkenny Rovers Res. 5Fanad Utd. Res. 1Letterkenny Rovers advanced to the final of the reserve league cup and a meeting with local neighbours Bonagee Utd following a comfortable 5-1 victory over Fanad Utd at Leckview Park on Saturday afternoon.No real chances were created in a feisty opening to the game before Rovers took the lead on 22 minutes. The impressive Luke Nelis did well beating a couple of men before playing the ball wide to Kevin O’Donnell and he pulled the ball back to BJ Banda and his left foot shot beat Joe Coll low to the bottom corner. Fanad had barely time to recover when Rovers doubled their advantage on 27 minutes. Again it was Nelis who was the catalyst. Nelis went on another mazy run before being brought down by Ronan Sweeney who received a yellow card for his indiscretion. Veteran Anthony Gorman stood up and drilled a trademark free which beat Joe Coll with the aid of a deflection. Fanad never really threatened with a couple of efforts from Jaydee Alawiye going high over the bar and not troubling home netminder Christopher O’Donnell. Any hopes Fanad had of fashioning a comeback were dealt a major blow just before halftime. Another Gorman free kick could only be parried out by Fanad keeper Coll and the ball fell to the inrushing Kieran Doherty who finished with aplomb high in to the roof of the net to loud cheers from the home faithful.Fanad however got a lifeline straight after the break. A speculative long ball from Coll found Adam Serrinha and he ran into the box and while attempting to round goalkeeper Chris O’Donnell was brought down. Referee Marty McGarrigle had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Jaydee Aliwaye stepped up and had no problem hammering home a fine penalty to bring Fanad back into the game. Letterkenny did have chances to extend their lead again with Adrian Delap firing over when well-placed while Dan O’Donnell somehow put the ball wide from close in before they did find the net again on 63 minutes. BJ Banda found himself in a race with Joe Coll a long way out following a long diagonal ball. Banda won the race before finding the net with a super effort from 35 yards. Letterkenny put the icing on the cake on 76 minutes when Odhran McMacken fired high following good work by Jason Doherty. Fanad had a couple of chances for a consolation late on with Declan Sweeney going close with a header just over the bar while Adam Serrinha had an effort just wideLetterkenny now play Bonagee in the final but are back in action on Tuesday when they could win the League away to Drumkeen.Letterkenny Rovers; Christopher O’Donnell, Kieran Doherty, Luke Nelis, Dan O’Donnell, Michael Herrity, Kevin McGrath, Kevin O’Donnell, Anthony Gorman, Jason Doherty, BJ Banda, Adrian Delap. Subs; Noah Mailey for Herrity 9 mins, McMacken for Banda 67 mins, Igor Arriel for Kevin O’ Donnell 70, Gareth Doherty for Gorman 77 mins, Zach Gorman for Jason Doherty 84 minsFanad Utd; Joe Coll, Ronan Sweeney, Adam Salhi, Glenn McNulty, Declan Sweeney, Jaydee Alawiye, Conor Blaney, James McCahill, David Adetuyi, Keelan McElwaine, Adam Serrinha. Subs; Mark Wilson for Adetuyi 37 mins, Kyle Burke for Aliwaye 64 mins, Joe Friel for Salhi 70 mins, Eoghan Lafferty for McElwaine 74 minsReferee; Marty McGarrigle; Assts.: Brian O’Kane, Barry Hunter.Bonagee Set-Up Rovers ShowdownDrumkeen Utd. Res. 2Bonagee Utd. Res. 5Drumkeen started this game on a bright note and after 10 minutes a Benny Bonner free kick found the head of G Bonner who found himself unmarked in the 6 yard box to knock the ball home for the opening goal. Bonagee drew level after 26 minutes when some slack marking in the home defence allowed S Murphy to score, Bonagee scored again after 36 minutes again the home defence failed to clear O Barron scoring. Drumkeen drew level on the 40 minutes J Black pass to Peter McName on the left who crossed to Shane Lafferty to leave the teams 2 each at half time. The young home team found Bonagee to strong in the second half and Bonagee went on to score three more to put them in the final of this competition. The club wish Bonagee good luck in the final.FixturesTuesday, August 12th at 7pm4 Lanterns USLFanad Utd. v Swilly Rovers Ref. M. McGarrigleDPD Div. 1Drumkeen Utd. Res. v Letterkenny Rovers Res. Ref. C. McLaughlinWednesday, August 13th at 7pmDPD Div. 1Swilly Rovers Res. v Fanad Utd. Res. Ref. V. McLaughlinSaturday, August 16thDonegal News League Cup Final at Leckview (4pm)Cockhill Celtic v Swilly RoversRef. P. Coll; Assts. P. Duddy & V. McLaughlinDPD Div. 1Letterkenny Rovers Res. v Fanad Utd. Res.* Ref. C. McLaughlin*To be played in BonageeDrumkeen Utd. Res. v Swilly Rovers Res. Ref. M. QuinnSunday, August 17th at Leckview (2pm)Shield FinalBonagee Utd. v Drumkeen Utd.Ref. P. Duddy; Assts.: V. McLaughlin & M. McGarrigleTuesday, August 19th at 7pmDPD Div. 1Bonagee Utd. Res. v Letterkenny Rovers Res. Ref. C. McLaughlinFanad Utd. Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Res. Ref. S. TonerDPD First Division 10.08.144 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Table 10.08.14*Cockhill Celtic are the 2014 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League championsCOCKHILL CELTIC CELEBRATE RETAINING 4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE TITLE was last modified: August 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:4 lanternsChampionsCockhill CelticUlster Senior League
Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have led Ireland since 2013 Martin O’Neill has left his role as Republic of Ireland manager.The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) announced on Wednesday morning that O’Neill had departed by mutual consent after five years in charge. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed 2 Martin O’Neill celebrates with Robbie Brady after his famous winner for Ireland against Italy at Euro 2016 Ireland finished second in their 2018 World Cup qualifying group but missed out on a place in last summer’s finals by losing to Denmark in a play-off.Their form has subsequently nosedived, with just one victory in their last 11 matches.A 0-0 draw against Denmark made it four games without a goal for the Republic and saw them finish last in their Nations League group, prompting O’Neill’s departure.FAI Chief Executive John Delaney said: “I would like to thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for the impact that they had with the Ireland team. There have been many highlights during Martin’s reign – none more so than Euro 2016 in France, which will live long in the memory of all Irish supporters.“Martin did a great job guiding the team out of a difficult qualifying group – where we beat World Champions Germany along the way – to reach Euro 2016 and advance to the Last-16 following a historic victory over Italy in Lille. I wish Martin, and the management team, the very best for the future.” whoops Most Read In Football Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT RANKED PAYBACK Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ gameday cracker tense Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Since they beat Wales 1-0 in Cardiff to book their play-off berth, Ireland have played 11 games and won only one of them, and that a 2-1 friendly victory over the United States in June which was clinched with a last-gasp winner.Perhaps more worryingly, they have not scored a single goal in 397 minutes – approaching seven hours – of football amid growing dismay over the perceived negativity of O’Neill’s approach.In mitigation, he has lost big figures in Irish football from his squad in recent seasons, with the retirement from international football of the likes of Shay Given, Kevin Kilbane, Richard Dunne, John O’Shea, Damien Duff and Robbie Keane, while, more recently, long-term injuries have robbed him of skipper Seamus Coleman and Robbie Brady.However, the ultra-conservative approach his team has taken towards the end of his reign as he has tried to blood a new generation of players has not been well received and, as results have dipped, he has been increasingly unable to justify the means by the ends. latest Assistant manager Roy Keane, goalkeeping coach Seamus McDonagh and assistant coach Steve Guppy have also left their positions.FAI President Donal Conway said: “On behalf of the FAI Board, I would like to thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for their work with the Republic of Ireland team over the last five years.“Martin ensured that we enjoyed some great nights in the Aviva Stadium and on the road in Lille, Vienna, and Cardiff, which were fantastic high points for Irish football.”Appointed as Giovanni Trapattoni’s replacement in November 2013, O’Neill led Ireland to qualification for Euro 2016.They went on to enjoy their best ever showing at a European Championship, stunning Italy and emerging from a tough group to reach the last 16, where they were beaten by eventual finalists France. BEST OF ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane scrap
Letterkenny Town Council is to be asked to try and rescue a major sporting event planned for the town which was cancelled because of an objection by a local business.The Urban Downhill Cycle race was scheduled to bring thousands of tourists from across the country on May 7th next.A huge amount of work had gone into the event including an impressive presentation to the local town council which had fully backed the plan. The event was the first of its kind to be staged in Ireland and riders were planning to come from as far away as Sweden for the event.However the organisers, the Donegal Mountain Bike Club, were forced to pull the event.Now local councillor Jimmy Kavanagh is asking the council to examine ways of reaching an agreement so that the event goes ahead.Cllr Kavanagh told Donegaldaily that if it can’t go ahead this year then the council should make sure it gets the green light next year. He said he knew for a fact that Letterkenny Town Council had “bent over backwards” to try and ensure the event went ahead this year.“The big fear I would have is that some other town in the country saw the potential of this event an took it from us.“This event was due to take place in the June Bank Holiday weekend which was also a Bank Holiday in the North.“It would have attracted a large crowd of tourists into the town.“I am raising the matter because I feel we should keep the pressure on and examine ways that we can accommodate everyone,” he said. COUNCIL TO BE ASKED TO RESCUE MAJOR SPORTING EVENT was last modified: April 10th, 2012 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:Cllr Jimmy KavanaghUrban Downhill Cycle Race