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Victolero takes blame for Magnolia loss to San Miguel

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Good news for Magnolia is Paul Lee is likely to return for the Hotshots’ next game against Rain or Shine on Saturday.“I think he’s ready for the next game,” said Victolero.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Grabbing the lead thanks to its gung-ho pace, Magnolia slowed things down which contributed to its detriment in the second half, allowing San Miguel to dictate the tempo and eventually, steal the game.“We slowed our offense down, which is what San Miguel wants,” observed Victolero. “For the first three quarters, we kept on running. And then, we lost the lead in the fourth quarter when we made that adjustment. That’s clear with the players, plus we need to be disciplined towards in our executions in the end.”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 folkDespite the tough loss, Victolero shared that the Hotshots are still upbeat going into their last three games of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup elimination round.“We’re still positive because the guys are playing well. I just told them that we need to play together, and we need to experience these kind of games, these character-testing games going into the last phase of eliminations and going to the playoffs,” he said. MOST READ Justin Timberlake salutes Prince in Super Bowl halftime dance partycenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — After seeing Magnolia’s five-game winning streak snapped, coach Chito Victolero owned up to his mistakes and took responsibility for the Hotshots’ 76-77 defeat to the San Miguel Beermen on Sunday.“I had shortcomings when it comes to our adjustments. It was my fault,” Victolero said as the Hotshots blew a 13-point lead in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

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Opposition welcomes audit, wants findings made public

first_imgGECOM’s radio set fiascoAllegations of high-level corruption at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has caught the attention of the political opposition, and the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, has called for there to be full public disclosure of the final report of an audit into the electoral body being conducted by the Audit Office of Guyana over an alleged racket involving the procurement of several radio sets ahead of last year’s national elections.GECOM Chairman,Dr Steve SurujballyGECOM CEO Keith LowenfieldState auditors earlier this month launched a major probe after the Audit Office of Guyana reportedly noticed some discrepancies with the purchasing of 50 VHF communication radios by GECOM for close to $100 million, prior to the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections, raising concerns over the extraordinarily high cost of r the equipment.Jagdeo’s office, in a statement, said that it noted with “deep concern” the allegations of irregularity and the implications of corruption in the procurement of the communication equipment.It added that it was equally concerned with “the corresponding silence” of GECOM’s Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally, and the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield.“As an independent constitutional body, GECOM enjoys financial, functional and operational autonomy and like every agency which is financed with public funds must account in a transparent manner for the expenditure of these funds,” Jagdeo’s office said.The Opposition Leader’s Office believes that the Commission is expending “herculean efforts and a tremendous amount of time” in attempting to dismiss and/or delay the hearing and determination of the Elections petition filed on behalf of the PPP/C, “because it will expose the electoral machinery and system administered and managed by GECOM to public scrutiny – an exercise, which they fervently wish to avoid.”Jagdeo’s office said that in the circumstances, it welcomes the decision to conduct an audit of these transactions by the Office of the Auditor General and demand that the findings of this audit be made public. Based on reports, the radio sets were purchased for use during the 2015 General and Regional Elections, particular in the outlying regions of Guyana; however, they were never put into use after it was discovered many of them were not working.Later, information surfaced that while the electoral body would have collected quotations from a number of suppliers, it handed the contract for the supply of the equipment to Mobile Authority, a company owned by a Water Street, Georgetown businessman.But media reports later surfaced that some of the equipment purchased were obsolete and were not covered by warranty.As a matter of fact, sections of the Guyanese media reported that the Australian-based manufacture, Barrett Communications, through its European office, distanced itself from the purchase.The company made it clear that it had ceased to produce the equipment more than five years ago. Barrett said it had also tendered through the Advanced Office Systems for the supply of new radio equipment for the 2015 elections; however, GECOM subsequently cancelled the order.There are also fresh reports of even more questionable procurements by the body, with reports now surfacing that the Commission doled out close to another $100 million to M-Tech Business Solutions, another company owned by the same Water Street businessman, this time for the supply of toners used for photocopiers and printers.last_img read more

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Scotiabank to introduce advanced banking services

first_img…lauded for continuous investments in GuyanaAs Scotiabank prepares to celebrate 50 years of operating in Guyana, the financial institution has rolled out a number of initiatives, including the introduction of technologically advanced banking services.This was announced by the bank’s Country Manager, Raymond Smith, when the company launched its 50th anniversary, which will be in September.According to Smith, Scotiabank had proudly blazed the trail for commercial banking in Guyana and now, it has to turned its attention to strategies that see the company doing the same over the next 50 years ahead.From left: UG’s Deputy Vice President Dr Paloma Mohamed, Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee, BoG Governor General Dr Gobind Ganga and Scotiabank’s Country Manager Raymond Smith at the bank’s 50th anniversary launchHe went on to quote the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scotiabank – headquartered in Canada – Brian Porter, who said the bank is “…a technology company offering financing services”.To this end, Smith said Scotiabank is committed to providing customers with a “superior banking experience” and as such, will be implementing a suite of digital solutions to better serve and satisfy customers.“In this regard, we anticipate that during the course of this year we will introduce the next generation of ABMs (Automated Banking Machine) or Intelligence Banking Machines “IMB” as they are also referred to. Also, we plan to introduce new card products and additional online solutions. The one that we are really excited about is the ability to transfer funds to third parties from the convenience of your laptop, tablet or smartphone,” the Country Manager announced.He noted that Scotiabank will be using technology to build efficiency, cost savings and responsiveness into its operations, as it aims to be an agile organisation that can easily and quickly adjust to changes in the industry and the markets in which it operates.Furthermore, Smith also referred to new CSR-based initiatives that the bank is undertaking as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Among these is Scotiabank’s signature CSR (customer service relation) project will be its new partnership with the University of Guyana to commission a “SMART” classroom within the Faculty of Natural Science.“This project, which is in alignment with the bank’s digital focus, will cost $2 million, and will provide current and future students with the benefits of an international learning environment. It is being funded through the Scotiabank Community Programme and hopefully, it’s the first of many more similar projects with the University of Guyana,” the Country Manager said.He added that another such initiative for the bank’s jubilee anniversary is its annual Vision Achiever Programme Business Plan competition, which is an initiative intended to promote entrepreneurship and has a first prize of $1 million and a runner-up prize of $500,000.“This year in celebration of our 50th anniversary, we have doubled the prize money. Former participants of this competition have gone on to start new businesses while others have expanded their existing businesses,” Smith noted.This competition, which was also launched on Friday, is opened to Guyanese residents 18 years and older who are interested in starting a business or have an existing small business they want to expand.Meanwhile, Scotiabank was lauded for its continuous investments in Guyana over the past 50 years by Governor General of the Bank of Guyana, Dr Gobind Ganga, who said the company has participated in the transformation of the Guyanese economy, while at the same time, transforming its operations to meet the challenges that came with economic transformation.“The Bank of Guyana has been heartened over the years by (Scotiabank’s) success and leadership in the industry. The Bank of Guyana continues to support Scotia role as an important player and partner, not only because of its support to the nation’s development, but also because of the drive for efficiency, and diffusion of relevant international best practices in banking and accounting principles which contribute in enhancing stability and transparency of the financial system,” Dr Ganga posited.He went on to note that the discovery of oil offshore Guyana not only has huge developmental potential for the country, but will also provide opportunities for the banking sector.“The rapid development of technology also offers many opportunities which we are yet to tap into. While we are getting acquainted with new technologies and buzz-words such as retooling, reengineering, and smart solutions, newer buzz words are already here, artificial intelligence, big data, and virtual transactions… Our industry must continue to evolve to be abreast with these complexities and to grasp the opportunities,” the BoG Governor General stated.Also making brief remarks at the bank’s 50th anniversary launch were Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee, and Dr Paloma Mohamed, Deputy Vice President at the University of Guyana.last_img read more

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Giuliani speaks in favor of Gingrich

first_imgGiuliani, who has been married three times and has chilly relations with his children, visited Reno for a private, $1,000-per-person fund-raiser. While he called Gingrich “one of the smartest people in American politics,” the former New York City mayor said it was premature to say whether he would consider him as a running mate. Many polls identify Giuliani as the front-runner in the Republican presidential primary. Gingrich is considered a possible GOP presidential contender, although he has not announced any intention to run. About a dozen anti-war protesters waved placards near the house where the evening fund-raiser was held. They criticized Giuliani’s support of both the war in Iraq, and the expansion of police powers under the USA Patriot Act and other legislation. “As a presidential candidate and a firm supporter of (President) Bush’s policies, we want to let the public know that his views are not those of the majority of Americans,” said Lisa Stiller of the Reno Anti-War Coalition. RENO, Nev. – Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani defended Newt Gingrich, who has admitted having an extramarital affair as he pursued President Clinton’s impeachment after the Monica Lewinsky affair. Giuliani, speaking to reporters during a campaign stop late Saturday afternoon in Reno, said the episode shows no one is perfect and the former House speaker can learn from it. “I think the American people realize, and I’m speaking for myself now, we’ve made a lot of mistakes, and hopefully we’ve done some good things in our lives and it’s probably always been that way,” he said. “The American people have to judge who is the most effective leader. They will not find a perfect person, and that’s probably good because we all have imperfections. Sometimes when you go through things like that in your life, you can become a better person,” he said. Giuliani said he respected the opinion of protesters, but disagreed with their views. “We’ll be more at risk to terrorists” if the job isn’t finished in Iraq, he said. “We have to have perseverance and we have to stay on the offensive. If we don’t, we’ll go back to the pre-9-11 days.” Republican strategists said the fund-raiser at the Reno home of developer and casino owner Roger Norman was expected to net more than $200,000 for Giuliani. His visit comes three days after Nevada Republicans approved a presidential caucus for next Feb. 7, six weeks earlier than previously scheduled. The move is an attempt to keep pace with Nevada Democrats, whose caucus was moved up to Jan. 19, the second in the nation behind Iowa. “I think it’ll make Nevada very relevant” in the presidential selection process, Giuliani said. At Costco, Giuliani signed autographs and posed for photographs with customers and employees. He also bought the book “Nixon and Mao,” several pairs of socks and several movie DVDs, including “My Fair Lady,” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” “I love old movies,” he said. “They have much better prices here than back home.” 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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Championship round-up: Last gasp goal denies Watford top spot

first_img Richard Chaplow scores the winner Watford missed the chance to move back to the top of the Championship as an injury time goal from Richard Chaplow secured a 1-0 victory for Ipswich at Vicarage Road.The Hornets would have leapfrogged leaders Bournemouth, who eased past Middlesbrough earlier in the day, with a win but a resilient performance from the Tractor Boys made it a day to forget for them.Watford remain second, a point behind the Cherries, while Ipswich’s win moves them into the final play-off place ahead of Brentford and Wolves.Norwich remain in the hunt for the automatic promotion spots as they cruised to a 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest.Jonny Howson opened the scoring for the home side, scoring with the last kick of the first half.Cameron Jerome doubled the Canaries’ lead with his 19th of the season before Wes Hoolahan added a third from the spot after Martin Olsson was bought down.Chris Burke scored a late consolation goal for Forest, who are now ten points adrift of the play off-places.Moses Odubajo hit a stoppage-time equaliser for Brentford to deny Millwall a precious three points in their bid to avoid relegation.The Lions looked set to collect their first win in nine attempts – and their first under interim boss Neil Harris – as they led 2-0 through goals in each half from Lee Gregory and Aiden O’Brien.But Brentford, also desperate for points at the other end of the table to maintain their promotion bid, pulled one back through Alex Pritchard’s penalty before Odubajo snatched a 2-2 draw at the death.Blackpool ended their pointless drought after sharing the points with Leeds United after a 1-1 draw.Gary Madine put the Tangerines ahead before Birco Antenucci equalised for the Whites.Charlton secured their fifth win in six games after coming from behind to beat Reading 3-2.Pavel Pogrebnyak put the Royals ahead after 40 minutes but a Yoni Buyens double, the first from the penalty spot, and Simon Church’s strike put the Addicks in control.Pogrebnyak added a late consolation but Reading, by then down to ten men after Daniel Williams was sent off, could not find an equaliser.Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells missed two penalties as ten-man Fulham won a bizarre game 2-0.Alexander Kacaniklic opened the scoring in the second minute for the visitors. Wells then twice failed from the spot before Seko Fofana wrapped up a vital victory for struggling Fulham late on.Wigan kept their slim survival hopes alive by rescuing a point at home to Bolton Wanderers.Tom Walker put the away side in the lead in the 69th minute and it seemed likely to be one of those days for the Latics as efforts from James Perch and Leon Clarke both rattled the crossbar.However, a stunning overhead kick from Martyn Waghorn in the last minute gave Malky Mackay’s side a much-needed point.The Latics are now just five points behind Rotherham United, who lost 3-2 to Sheffield Wednesday in a thrilling Yorkshire derby.A 97th minute winner from Kieran Lee gave Wednesday the three points after a remarkble ending that saw four goals scored in the last five minutes.Ben Pringle put the Millers ahead just under the hour mark before Caolan Lavery equalised for Wednesday. Jordan Bowery then gave the Rotherham the lead minute later, only for Atdhe Nuhiu to again equalise deep into injury time.Then, with eight minutes added on by the referee, panic broke out and Kieran Lee found space to win it for Wednesday.The mid-table clash between Cardiff and Birmingham City ended in a 2-0 home win for the Bluebirds.Eoin Doyle scored his 26th goal of the season and nearly doubled the Bluebirds’ lead but saw his effort rattle off the post.Cardiff did double the lead, though, just two minutes later as Peter Whittingham scored a penalty after Jonathon Spector had brought down Doyle.Finally, a priceless away win for Brighton against Blackburn Rovers lifted the Seagulls up four places into 16th.A bizarre Matt Kilgallon own goal gifted the away side the three points, leaving Rovers, who have now lost two on the spin, in 10th place. 1last_img read more

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Everton considering deal for £15m-rated Marseille starlet

first_img Marseille starlet Georges-Kevin N’Koudou Everton are eyeing up a summer swoop for Marseille starlet Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.The winger only moved to the Stade Velodrome last summer after being sold by Nantes for around £1m.Since the switch, the 21-year-old has impressed and his displays have caught the attention of several sides.And, according to Le 10 Sport, Everton are particularly keen on N’Koudou and are considering making a move.The Toffees have watched the France under-21 international on several occasions and scouts have returned with glowing reports.Marseille, though, are reluctant to sell and could demand around £15million for N’Koudou’s signature. 1last_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueSunday Reports Brian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 St. Catherines 6Brain Dorrian’s St Catherine’s delivered a 6-1 defeat to the Premier Division champions Rathmullan Celtic in emphatic fashion at the Flagpole Field to make it two wins from two following their seven goal victory over Lifford Celtic last week. Dorrian’s Saints took an early lead after just three minutes when Shane O’Rourke finished after Shane Molloy’s strike was blocked by Hoops goalkeeper Sean Black. Their advantage was doubled after 10 minutes with the mercurial striker Jason Noctor scoring with a diving header from Molly’s floated free kick into the area. After 24 minutes O’Rourke had his shot blocked by Hoops’ keeper Black but Molloy was on hand to finish the rebound with a low shot into the bottom corner. The only highlight for the Hoops on a dismal afternoon came on the half hour mark when Dara Patton headed down a long kick out from Black to Chris McBride who neatly laid off the ball to Patton who struck a venomous strike from 25 yards into the top corner in what would be their only positive move all afternoon. The Saints however took a three goal advantage in at half time when talismanic striker Noctor was fouled in the area by keeper Black with the resulting penalty converted by the sharpshooter to make it 4-1 on 42 minutes. In the second half David Connell floated a corner into the area where O’Rourke had a free header to score from six yards out. The Saints confounded the Hoops to their worst home defeat when John Enright lofted a long ball to David Conwell on the left wing. The winger crossed to the unmarked Molloy for an easy tap in from 10 yards out to complete a fine performance for Dorrian’s troops. Referee: Gerry GallagherGlenea United 6 Cranford United 1 Glenea picked up their opening points of the season with a hard earned victory over Cranford. In the opening period both sides tried hard to get control of the game with neither side creating any clear chances. Glenea opened the scoring on 35 minutes when Kevin McFadden found Ryan McFadden who slotted the ball home from a tight angle. Glenea extended their lead right on half time when Darren Mc Geever’s cross from the left wasn’t dealt with properly by the visiting defence and Michael Barry was on hand to force the ball home. In the 2nd half the home side started strongly and added a third goal on 50 minutes when Dean Gallagher took advantage of hesitation by the keeper and rolled the ball home. Glenea got their 4th goal on 65 minutes through Dean Gallagher when he was played in Kevin Mulhern. Gavin Mc Glanaghey almost increased the home sides lead but he saw his chipped effort come back off the bar. Cranford pulled a goal back on 75 minutes when Kyle Black scored with a fine effort from 25 yards out. Glenea added two more goals in the last few minutes through Ryan McFadden and Michael Barry. Best for Glenea were John Harley, Kevin Mulhern and Ryan McFadden, while Kyle Black was always a danger for Cranford. Referee: Joe Mc Hugh.Watson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 6 Curragh Athletic 0An opening period filled with chances for both teams and numerous near misses didn’t indicate the eventual outcome of this local derby at Park View on Sunday. It wasn’t until the 20th minute that Castlefin managed to find a breakthrough. It was Barry Tourish who found the net when he converted a rebound and four minutes later, not to be outdone, his brother Ronan made it two. That is how it remained until the interval. With Curragh giving as good as they got they will have been disappointed to concede a 3rd goal on 57 minutes. That disappointment can be tempered somewhat by the knowledge that very few goalkeepers in world football would have got anywhere near Ian Ward’s thunderous strike. JP Malley scored at the front post to extend the lead to four and further goals from Ronan Tourish and Damien Doherty in the closing minutes completed the scoring. Curragh battled gamely throughout and probably didn’t deserve to be beaten by such a margin on the day. Both keepers did well on occasions when tested and O’ Brien could do little about at least five of the six goals. An entertaining match played in a sporting manner Referee: Paddy DuffyDunkineely Celtic 0 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2Kilmacrennan delivered a composed performance at Darney Park and went away with all three points. The opening exchanges were fairly even with both teams playing good football without creating any clear cut chances. The first real chance came on 20 minutes when Timmy Bourke was put through but Pauric Connaghan got back to make a great tackle on the six yard line. Kilmacrennan kept pressing and Michael Mc Laughlin had a shot from the edge of the area saved on 23 minutes. Dunkineely’s first chance came on 26 minutes when Adrian Nesbitt shot over following a free from Andrew Mackey. Both teams continued to look for openings and Darren Toland for Kilmacrennan and Paul Murrin for Dunkineely had efforts narrowly wide. The second half saw the same pattern as the first with Kilmacrennan having a lot of possession and Dunkineely relying on quick breaks. The deadlock was broken on 55 minutes when Kilmacrennan were awarded a free on the edge of the box and Kevin Mc Menamin struck it beautifully to the top left corner. Kilmacrennan doubled their lead on 58 minutes when a long ball over the top caught the home defence out and Michael Mc Laughlin ran on to score from close range. After this Dunkineely started to put more pressure on the visitors and created a number of good chances but Kilmacrennan held on for the victory and will be well pleased with their days work. Best for Dunkineely were Damien Quigley and Emmet Kennedy while Michael Mc Laughlin was Kilmacrennan’s star performer. Referee: John Coyle Gweedore United 0 Keadue Rovers 0This local derby played at Carrickboyle in excellent conditions saw a share of the spoils in an entertaining encounter. The home side had chances in the opening half through Ciaran Mc Fadden in the 17th and 21st minutes however both efforts went just wide. On the half hour mark Odhran Molloy had his close range shot excellently saved by Ben Boyle in the Keadue nets. Keadue had a number of half chances through Luke Neilly, Donal Rodgers and Daniel Bonner but didn’t really trouble the United goal. In the second half Keadue got off to a good start putting the home defence under pressure early on but again didn’t really trouble the United keeper. The home side had a number of chances through Michael Connolly and Ciaran Mc Fadden however it was one of those days where neither side could break the deadlock. In a game where both defences stood strong and a draw was probably a fair result. Aidan Gillespie and Shaun Mc Monagle impressed for Keadue with a good team performance from United on the day. Referee: Brian O’ Kane.CT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps 1 Raphoe Town 3 Deele welcomed neighbours Raphoe Town to The Athletic Grounds on a glorious day for football. Both sides cancelled each other out in the early exchanges. Raphoe took the lead in 30th minute when Stephen Conaghan hooked the ball home from 6 yards following a corner. Raphoe should have increased their lead two minutes later but Jamie Gallagher headed wide with the goal at his mercy. Gavin Gallagher then produced a shot which was pushed around the post by Michael Curran. On the stroke of half time Reece Laird headed wide while unchallenged in the box. The second half was frantic with Willie Curran producing two top class saves denying Reece Laird on both occasions. In the 55th minute a knock down fell to Emmet Kelly running from midfield unmarked to slot home. Deele responded in 68th minute when Shane Gallagher scored a direct free kick to reduce the deficit. Deele pushed for an equaliser but ultimately left gaps at the back and in the 80th minute Reece Laird punished some poor defending after Christy Bogle headed down to him. Shane Gallagher and the young Kevin Lynch were best for Deele against a team performance from Raphoe. Referee: Patrick Martin.Eany Celtic 2 Bonagee United 4Eany Celtic welcomed Bonagee United for their first home league game of the season. Paul Mc Groarty opened the scoring from the spot putting Eany one up early in the first half. Bonagee replied when Aidan McLaughlin scored to bring the sides level. The teams went in at the break it level. Darren Ashbourne put Bonagee ahead soon after the restart and midway through the second half Bonagee score two goals in quick succession pulling well clear at 1-4. Eany showed spirit and after personnel changes scored when Mark Ward took his chance with a great assist from Dylan Mc Brearty. The game finished 2-4 with Bonagee United winners on the day.FAI Junior CupGlenree United 0 Milford United 2In this tightly contested cup game it was the visitors who left Glenree Park victorious. Glenree had the first good opportunity to take a lead when they were awarded a penalty in the 20th minute only to watch it hit both uprights and bounce out. Ten minutes later Gary Merritt opened the scoring when he cooly slotted the ball into the top corner. Both teams battled hard throughout the game with Milford creating the more chances but the Glenree defence were standing strong as well as the Milford defence who were tough to breach. Joey Cullen made it two nil with twenty minutes left when he headed into the bottom corner after a great cross from the right back. Glenree almost got a consolation goal in the last few minutes only to see the ball strike the crossbar. Referee: Mick LanganCappry Rovers 0 Whitestrand United 0( Whitestrand United won 5-4 on penalties )Cappry Rovers and Whitestrand United played out a scoreless draw in an entertaining F.A.I. Junior Cup game played in perfect conditions at Cappry Park. Cappry had numerous chances in the first half but couldn’t finish due to a few misses, good defending and the good goalkeeping of Paddy Kelly in the visitors goal. In the second half chances were few and far between also the same in extra time. Extra time produced little of note either so the tie went to penalties. Whitestrand United prevailed to go through to the next round of this season’s Cup. A Team Performance from Cappry Rovers. Paul Lynch, S.P. Gallagher and Paddy Kelly were best for Whitestrand United. Referee: Paddy Melaugh.Saturday ReportsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers 2 Orchard F.C. 1Erne hosted Orchard on Friday night under the lights at the Lakeside Centre in perfect conditions. The visitors had a dream start when Erne got caught on the break. John Boyle got in behind the defence and rounded the keeper to tap into an empty net with three minutes on the clock. The home team were rattled but then settled and started to get their passing game together. Michael Ward fired them level on twenty minutes with a rocket into the roof of the net. Erne were really rampant at this stage. Orchard were always a threat on the break with Bonner up front keeping the hosts rearguard on its’ toes. Erne’s second goal came on the half hour when Mulligan turned and hit a 40 yard pass over the top for David Dolan to chase. He was tackled by the outrushing keeper and the ball broke to Ward who found the top corner from an acute angle. Ward nearly completed his the hat-trick on 35 minutes when the ball fell at his feet 30 yards out and he bent a shot goalwards but the keeper touched it onto the crossbar. Niall Bonner then did well when he picked the ball up and ran at the Erne backline but O’ Brien produced a really good save. The second half produced little of note with Erne always on top but unable to extend their lead. A really good game from two fully committed teams with the evergreen Michael Ward best for Erne and a good team performance from Orchard. Referee: Andrew Mullin.St. Catherines Reserves 4 Fintown Harps AFC 3St Catherine’s opened their season with a tricky fixture against Fintown Harps. St Catherine’s started well and dominated play for the first twenty minutes. Saints’ Gene Lett opened the scoring with a header from a Stephen Leslie corner. Fintown came more into the game and started to control midfield. Darragh Gallagher equalised for Fintown on 32minutes when he broke the offside trap and finished to the corner of the net. On 38minutes Fintown broke quickly and Aaron Thompson put Fintown into the lead. In the 74th minute Gene Lett got his second of the game with another header from a corner. Fintown went back into the lead almost from the kick off. St Catherine’s pushed hard to find an equaliser and in the 87th minute got their reward when Gerry Mc Cabe turned inside a defender and poked the ball home. St. Catherines got a winner on 90 minutes when Stephen Muirhead crossed and the ball to John Joe McGinley and his shot flew past the Fintown keeper. Best for St Catherine’s were Stephen Muirhead, Gene Lett and Declan Mc Loughlin. Gary McHugh was best for Fintown. Referee: George Clinton.Donegal Town Reserves 4 Arranmore United 2The two newly promoted sides did battle at the Hospital Field on Saturday afternoon. Both teams started cautiously but it wasn’t long until Donegal took the lead. Nathan Ward delivered a fantastic cross which was headed home by Adrian Ward. It wasn’t long until Donegal got their second. A Ciaran O’ Reilly corner was met with a solid header into the top corner by Donegal veteran Joe Lafferty. The Islanders’ Daniel O’ Donnell, who was having an excellent game in the centre of mid-field, fired the ball home from 20 yards to reduce the deficit. Gary Herron then scored for Donegal with a 35 yard wonder strike. Into the second half and again Donegal Town started strong. Donegal’s Nathan Ward always looked tricky and dangerous and new boy Jamie White was assured and confident with the ball at feet. Arranmore got one back when Danny Rodgers capitalised on some loose defending from Donegal. Aidan Mc Fadden wrapped the game up for Donegal in the last few minutes when he walked the ball into the net. Referee: Barry HunterGlenea United Reserves 2 Glencar Celtic 5Defending Champions Glencar Celtic have started the season in determined mood, to retain their title the goal, and on Saturday in Glasserchoo they netted five times against a youthful Glenea United Reserves. Two goals from Mickey Molloy and one apiece from Jason Doherty, Stephen Browne and Stephen Toye brought their season tally to eleven after two games and this form was too hot for the Tom Coll led United to handle. Jason Mc Gee and Dean Mc Carry did respond for Glenea but this side is a work in progress for Coll who has switched roles with Tommy Mc Fadden this season as the club start rebuilding with many of the recent Saturday side moving to the Sunday ranks.Glenree United Reserves 2 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 4Castlefin took all three points from this match due to them being able to take their chances with Glenree squandering too many. Kieran Brennan gave Castlefin the lead. Glenree equalised after a minute when neat footwork from Dylan McBride set up Vinny to side foot past the keeper. Owen Patterson made it 2-1 to Castlefin before Ronin Carlin equalised before halftime. In the second half Glenree had chances to take the lead but Gary Heally again put Castlefin ahead. Glenree pressed but Castlefin where the better team in the second half and Darragh Redmond made the points safe for Castlefin after slotting home a rebound off the keeper. Referee: Michael Mc FaddenGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 0 Milford United Reserves 3Goals from Ciaran Blaney, Damien Casey and Jonathan Sweeney in the first half were enough to see off a youthful Drumoghill team. Milford started well and we’re ahead after fifteen minutes when Ciaran Blaney rounded the defender and chipped the ball over the keeper. Blaney combined well with Sweeney on 25 minutes to send Damien Casey through and he made no mistake with a well placed shot. With half time looming Jonathan Sweeney rounded two defenders before beating the keeper. Drumoghill did play some great football in the second half and had a number of shots on goal only to find Damien Crossan in fine form in the Milford goals. Good team performance from Drumoghill with Crossan and Sweeney in fine form for MilfordKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 Cranford United Reserves 0Keadue Reserves got their first victory of the season at Central Park on an ideal day for football. After a scrappy opening ten minutes Keadue’s Ryan Greene put them one up with a good free kick. Cranford came more into it by twenty minutes and should’ve been level. Keadue took a solid grip by the half hour creating a few openings through Cathal Duggan, Daniel McHugh and Ryan O’Donnell. On the stroke of half time Cathal Duggan’s cross was tapped home by Aidan Gillespie to put Keadue into a commanding position. Keadue controlled from the start of the second half and could’ve gone further ahead on 55 minutes when Daniel Bonner put a free header wide. To their credit Cranford kept going and forced a few saves from Keadue’s keeper. The game was over as a contest on 67 minutes when great work by Ryan O’Donnell and Jack O’Brien led to Daniel Bonner tapping in at the far post. Cranford were depleted by a few late injuries as the game petered out. A good win for Keadue for whom Ryan O’Donnell, Eoin Redmond and Daniel McHugh were impressive while it was a good team effort from Cranford. Referee : Martin Coll.Mulroy Celtic 4 Strand Rovers 3Strand raced into a three goal lead inside twenty minutes with goals through Paddy Glackin, Mark Ward and an OG, the second a brilliantly worked goal, a crossed whipped into the area and finished expertly. In truth Mulroy’s defence were all at sea until the half hour mark and only for young Paul O’ Connor it could’ve been a cricket score. Michael Sweeney pulled a goal back when he fired home from close range, 1-3 at half time. The home side started the second half with a spring in their step and pulled another goal back again through the very impressive Sweeney. The equaliser came when Paul Coyle scored with a shot into the top corner. The winner came in strange fashion when a Strand defender under pressure put the ball in his own net from thirty yards. The away side could’ve been forgiven for throwing in the towel but they were very unlucky not to make it four each after been gifted two chances by the home defence, O’ Connor keeping his side in it. Michael Sweeney, Paul O’ Connor were immense throughout and a strong team performance from Strand.FAI Junior CupRamelton Mariners 6 Drumbar F.C. 1Mariners came out on top in this 1st Round Junior Cup game and kept up their early season impressive form. Played in Drumbar it was the Mariners who took the lead when Peter Brannigan slotted home after three minutes from an Anthony Fisher cross. In the sixteenth minute David Fisher increased the lead with a well taken goal and the same player put them further ahead four minutes later with another fine finish. On thirty one minutes it was 4-0 with another Peter Brannigan goal. Drumbar pulled a goal back two minutes later through a well taken penalty. The second half was a quieter affair with both teams cancelling each other out for long periods. There was one additional goal for the Mariners after fifty five minutes when a fine diving header from Alan Blarney found the top corner of the net. Referee: Brian O’ KaneResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneErne Wanderers 2 v 1 Orchard F.C.St. Catherines Reserves 4 v 3 Fintown Harps AFCDonegal Town Reserves 4 v 2 Arranmore UnitedGlenea United Reserves 2 v 5 Glencar CelticGlenree United Reserves 2 v 4 Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 0 v 3 Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 v 0 Cranford United ReservesMulroy Celtic 4 v 3 Strand RoversFAI Junior CupRamelton Mariners 6 v 1 Drumbar F.C.Brian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic 1 v 6 St. CatherinesLifford Celtic P v P Gweedore CelticGlenea United 6 v 1 Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 6 v 0 Curragh AthleticDunkineely Celtic 0 v 2 Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore United 0 v 0 Keadue RoversCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps 1 v 3 Raphoe TownEany Celtic 2 v 4 Bonagee UnitedFAI Junior CupGlenree United 0 v 2 Milford UnitedCopany Rovers 3 v 0 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Cappry Rovers 0 v 0 Whitestrand United( Whitestrand United won 5-4 on penalties )The League have no fixtures for next weekend as they have cancelled all games to allow everyone the opportunity to attend or watch the All Ireland Finals. The League through your pages would like to wish Declan, Jim, the players and everyone connected with the two teams all the best as the strive to win “The Double”. We also wish everyone a safe trip to the games and for those not travelling we hope you enjoy the match wherever you are watching from.DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

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Harps U19’s manager delighted BJ Banda and Coyle feature for first-team

first_imgFinn Harps U19 manager Joe Boyle has a full squad to choose ahead of the final FAI National League Northern Section clash against Dundalk in Ballybofey tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 2.00). Both teams have already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition but what is at stake at Finn Park for the sides is the opportunity to finish in the top two, which guarantees home fixtures in the quarter-finals. It’s tight at the top with St. Pat’s leading on 35 points followed by Dundalk (34), Derry City (33) with Harps fourth on 32 points.Boyle’s side secured a vital away point last Sunday in Longford, in extremely difficult conditions and with a number of players unavailable through injury and suspension while Mark Coyle and B.J. Banda didn’t travel after being called up to the first team squad for Monday night’s match in Dundalk. Harps claimed a vital point through a Simon McGlynn penalty with five minutes remaining. “That point sets us up nicely for tomorrow’s game against Dundalk at home” Boyle said.The manager is hoping that the 19s can repeat a win they had at home against Dundalk last season. “Should we repeat last season’s result tomorrow then it will secure a second or third place in the Northern section of the U19 Elite League. The prospect of a home quarter-final should provide strong motivation for the squad to deliver a positive performance and another very valuable three points.”  Banda, Coyle, Liam Doherty, keeper Lee McCarron, captain Keelan McDermott, Alex Carolan and Oisin Hassett are all available after missing the Longford trip. “That gives us more options for the Dundalk game and will all be needed as we try and continue our impressive run of only one defeat in their last 13 games. That level of performance and more will be required to overcome Dundalk” Boyle said.The manager was pleased on Monday night to see B.J. Banda return to first team action and Mark Coyle make an impressive debut for the first team. “B.J. and Mark will again be part of the first team squad for the Longford game at Finn Park tonight and then revert back to U19 duty with us tomorrow.This progression by the two boys highlights the progress made by the U19 squad and Boyle is hopeful that others will be promoted to the first team squad in the remaining games of this Premier Division campaign or in the next pre-season.“It’s exciting times at Harps as the first team enters a period of rapid fire matches, the U19′s approach the play-offs and the U17′s push to secure qualification for the knockout stages as well” Boyle concluded.Harps U19’s manager delighted BJ Banda and Coyle feature for first-team was last modified: September 16th, 2016 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:BJ Bandafirst-teamHarps U19’sJoe BoyleMark Coylelast_img read more

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45 NEW JOBS AT ONLINE RETAILER

first_imgMinister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced the creation of a software development team by online discount retailer Overstock.com in Sligo.Employing over 1,300 people worldwide, Overstock.com is an online discount retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Started in 1999, Overstock.com sells a broad range of products including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, jewelry, and cars.The investment by Overstock.com is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. Making the announcement, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: ‘A key part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is ensuring that we support job-creation across the entire country. We have put in place a number of measures to deliver on this, including the Succeed in Ireland scheme, which has seen the delivery of multinational investment to regional locations which would not normally come onto the radar of IDA companies.‘Today’s announcement that leading on-line retailer Overstock.com is to establish a key technology group here, with the creation of more than 45 jobs in Sligo is great news for the north-west, and is a significant endorsement of both Sligo and Ireland in delivering the needs of multinational companies.’Steve Tryon, SVP Human Capital Management & International Business at Overstock.com said ‘Overstock is an ambitious, dynamic and technology led company that is excited with the potential that Sligo and Ireland offers. The Irish development team will be involved centrally in many existing activities and will lead on several new and initiatives associated with our International expansion.’Commenting on the announcement, Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, ‘Sligo is one of Ireland’s Gateway locations. IDA Ireland markets Ireland’s Gateway locations to companies across the world. Companies like Overstock.com are mobile investors and the availability of the right staff in the software development sector is a key attraction to Sligo.”  45 NEW JOBS AT ONLINE RETAILER was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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)last_img read more

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MINISTER PULLS OUT OF LIBRARY OPENING CEREMONY

first_imgTHE planned opening of a new library in Gaoth Dobhair has been postponed.Junior Minister Dinny McGinley was due to cut the ribbon on the new premises at 4pm today.The facility at Aislann Ghaoth Dobhair has been open since last October. The official opening however, due to take place at 4pm today, was postponed after local TD McGinley cited other commitments. MINISTER PULLS OUT OF LIBRARY OPENING CEREMONY was last modified: May 21st, 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)last_img read more

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