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Klisura not keen on resetting PSL record, focused on winning

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOIn her maiden conference last year, Sara Klisura set the Philippine Superliga record for most points in a game.The Serbian star, however, doesn’t plan on breaking any record in her second tour of duty in the PSL.ADVERTISEMENT “No. I mean, my intention is only to play well and to help the team as much as I can and win as much as we can, so that is my motivation and my intention here,” said Klisura after leading Cocolife over her former team Foton, 25-19, 25-22, 25-18, on Saturday.The 6-foot-2 outside hitter, who scored a record-breaking 41 points on Nov. 26, 2017, also thinks it would be near impossible for her to eclipse her mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“If I break the record again that would be a miracle, but that’s not my goal this year,” she said smiling.Klisura, though, could be just downplaying her scoring capabilities. In the Asset Managers’ latest victory, she managed to hit 28 points with ease in just three sets. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ateneo needs to learn from its mistakes, says captain Madayag MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingscenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson With the 25-year-old Klisura leading the way, Cocolife has now won three in a row after starting the conference with back-to-back losses.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

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GOL Urged to Save D. Twe High School, As Erosion Breaks a Section of…

first_imgAlarm broke out last Saturday when residents of Bushrod Island discovered that the relentless assault of the Atlantic Ocean had hacked off a portion of the fence of D. Twe Memorial High School in New Kru Town.A visit by the Daily Observer revealed that the school is the next target to be destroyed if nothing is done to halt the erosion.“This must not be allowed to happen,” said New Kru Town resident, and a former graduate, James Weah, demanding that “the Liberian Government must save D. Twe.”D. Twe is the only government high school that caters to residents of New Kru Town, (NKT), Colonel West (CW), Logan Town (LG), Popo Beach, (PB), Caldwell and other outlying communities.Since 1981, investigations conducted with residents revealed, successive Liberian Governments have ignored appeals to save the school.“If nothing is done immediately,” said another resident, “we will lose this important school.”A long time resident of New Kru Town, Mr. Samson Tweh, warned that it would be unfair for the Liberian Government to ignore the threat to D. Twe’s existence.“I have seen journalists come here and go. I have also seen them telling the government that the erosion is destroying our houses.“All our appeals have not paid off and it appears that there are people at the Ministry of Education who have grown their ears for decoration,” Mr. Tweh said in frustration.Another resident Mr. Wonplue Weah, known as Daddy Cool, who took our reporter on a guided tour last Saturday, asked, “Can the Liberian government afford to lose D. Twe?”“That should not happen,” insisted Mr. Weah. “Losing the school would mean that those who have been elected to seek the school’s interest don’t care or are not aware of the danger it will bring upon the community.”Mr. Weah said current difficulties in the education system should move the Ministry of Education to swiftly find a solution to save the only government high school on Bushrod Island.Residents of Popo Beach, and Logan Town, interviewed appealed to the Liberian government to take immediate measures to save D. Twe High School.“I’m appealing to Education Minister George Werner to make it a priority to save D. Twe,” Doris Doe of Logan Town said.Meanwhile, a youth group in New Kru Town is said to be preparing a petition for Rep. Edward Forh, of District #16 on the urgency to save D. Twe High School.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Network expansion needed for full digitisation – NDMA

first_img…data management centre to be builtAn expansion of the existing network will be necessary, but National Data Management Authority (NDMA) Head Floyd Levi is optimistic that by 2020 citizens will access hundreds of Government services fully over the Internet.NDMA Head Floyd LeviDuring a recent interview with the media, Levi was asked by Guyana Times about the likelihood of Government meeting its self-imposed deadline. At the time, Guyana had just signed a loan agreement with the People’s Republic of China, which would allow for money for the US$37 million National Broadcast Network Expansion.“We do have the network in place. And the network is now being expanded. What is needed for Government services to be online is what we like to call the e-services part of it, where the Government Ministries themselves are providing that service to citizens through online media.”“So you already have a couple of Government agencies that are doing online services, like GRA (Guyana Revenue Authority) and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that a number of educational institutions are doing the same thing.”The Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA) was another agency that Levi noted had moved its enrolment online. The benefits of this, according to Levi, was that persons would not have to leave their homes and communities that may have Information Communication Technology (ICT) hubs to access services at a centralised location.Levi also noted that the National Broadcast Network expansion would cater for the building of a data management centre. He explained that the Government’s network used fibre-optic cables as well as microwave technology. All of this, he said, will be improved.“This is purely bandwidth on the Government’s network. But we do use Internet service that we buy from GTT. So, for those components that require Internet service, we’ll get those from GTT.”ServicesAt the Inter-American Development Bank’s annual Caribbean Civil Society meeting in June of this year, Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes had said that ordinary citizens and businesses would, by 2020, be able to access more than 200 public services online.“So imagine your driver’s licence application (or) that application for a TIN number; all these services can be done online, and, therefore, we have to start heading in that direction… And the Private Sector, you are going to be left behind also if you continue to do this the old way,” she related, as she stressed that the Private Sector should avail itself of technological opportunities to improve customer service.Meanwhile, IDB Country Representative Sophie Makonnen had also stressed the need for countries to keep up to date with advancing technologies. With new technology, Makonnen noted, there are new ways to solve old problems, such as inadequate health care.A few days before that meeting, stakeholders were introduced to the concept of exponential technologies (ET) and their importance in developing small economies like Guyana’s. A presentation was made by Dr Nicholas Haan, the Track Chair and Vice President of Impact at Singularity University (SU). SU is a Silicon Valley think-tank that offers educational programmes and serves as a business incubator.During his presentation, Dr Haan pointed out that, in recent years, there have been major technological transformations which have created opportunities for agencies to rethink the way they serve people.“Humanity is currently witnessing, at this very time, a major transformation never ever seen before; a transformation into a digital era where every single one of our social systems – our food system, our energy system, our health system, our government system, etc – every single one of those is being transformed by technology and other global trends.“This creates incredible opportunities if you’re leading a corporation or if you’re an entrepreneur, and it creates incredible opportunities for Governments around the world to rethink the way to best serve the populace,” Dr Haan had posited.He went on to talk about how ET has advanced and developed over recent years to create new concepts such as artificial intelligence programmes that operate in real time with no human control and 3D printing.last_img read more

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Suspected ‘thief’ attacks son of social media activist

first_img…days after allegedly carting off his gadgetsBy Ashraf DabieThe 15-year-old son of a social media activist has been attacked and injured after he was confronted by the alleged thief in an incident of robbery that occurred early last week.This reputedly criminal element, infamous to the Coldingen area on the East Coastof Demerara, on Monday last broke into the home of Mikhail Rodrigues, better known to a Facebook following as the ‘Guyanese Critic’, and carted off several gadgets belonging to the family.According to information reaching the Guyana Times, at about 16:00hrs on the day in question, Rodrigues’s older son was returning home when he saw the suspect, known for ‘petty robberies’ in the village, walking away from their Lot 401Coldingen residence. The suspect was said to be clutching a black bag as he made his way into a white Toyota Tacoma pickup and fled the scene.Though unaware of what exactly had transpired, the lad made contact with his younger brother, Sean Rodrigues, who in turn informed their father of the suspicious incident. Upon investigating, the trio discovered that an X-Box gaming console and other possessions were missing from their home.The following day, the lad, unknowing to his father, visited the residence of the suspected robber in an attempt to inform the suspect’s mother of the incident. Enraged by the efforts to unearth his alleged criminal tendencies, the suspect subsequently confronted Sean in front of his residence. This forced a concerned Mikhail Rodrigues to intervene in the matter, resulting in him approaching the suspect.The social media activist told this publication, “I, in turn, went after him and asked him what was the matter, and attempted to address it in a manly manner; at which time he ran away.”Despite the move to restrain the alleged perpetrator from interfering with young Sean, the suspect accosted Sean once again on Saturday. While in the vicinity of the Coldingen playground, Sean was ambushed by the suspect and was reportedly chopped to the face during the attack.The 15-year-old was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where, after some delay, he received treatment and was sent away.Mikhail Rodrigues, meanwhile, has taken to his online platform to express his grievance in relation to the attacks against his family, as well as to outline his concerns regarding the operations of the GPHC. In so doing, the ‘Guyanese Critic’ has relayed to his followers: “Have hope that by setting examples we can create a system that will see all Guyanese wronged being appreciative of the JUSTICE SYSTEM”.In a subsequent post, Rodrigues went on to say, “I hope the Government can hear the cries of the people, and do the right by bringing the services that they provide through the GPHC to a standard that Guyanese can grow to like.”Rodrigues indicated that a report of the incident was filed at the Vigilance Police Station, but no arrest has to date been made. He intends to return to the Police station to follow up on the matter.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: Leicester vice chairman claims Foxes WON’T challenge for PL next year

first_imgLeicester City vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has written off the Foxes’ chances of repeating this season’s success, insisting that they will not compete for the Premier League title next season.The Midlands side were crowned top flight champions on Monday, and their fairytale season has captured the hearts and minds of everyone, not just those interested in football.The majority of fans would love to see the Foxes continue to dominate English football, beating out the so-called ‘big clubs’ with their brand of exciting football, and their refusal to spend huge sums of money in the transfer market.However, vice chairman Srivaddhanaprabha told talkSPORT that he cannot imagine the club challenging for silverware again next term, as the Foxes are still in their infancy in the top flight.He said: “We’re not going to fight for the title next season.“Realistically, we are still building the team for the Premier League. This is our second season, and we are still building our team. We need to bring in the right players again, and [have] more squad next season, for sure.”The Thai businessman also discussed the possibility of increasing the capacity of the King Power Stadium, as well as Leicester’s summer transfer plans, claiming he will do all he can to keep the best players at the club despite a wealth of interest in the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.“At the end of the day it depends on the player,” he added.“But as the owner, we will try everything we can to hold on to the players for next season.“I think there’s no reason why they have to move. They are going to play in the Champions League with us, and they are going to play in the Premier League – the top league in the world. I don’t have the reasons why they have to leave. They have to prove themselves next season as well, not just for one season.”Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was speaking exclusively to talkSPORT’s Geoff Peters. You can listen to the full interview above…last_img read more

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USC finds its form

first_img • 01/14: USC vs. Washington Gabe Pruitt kept the Trojans in the game in the first half with 15 of his 20 points. He made five of six 3-point attempts. Young had his mid-range and outside games working, and also drove to the basket to get to the free-throw line 12 times, making nine. He got USC (12-5, 3-3) a lead it would never relinquish early in the second half with a 3-pointer to make the score 45-43. Young reached his scoring mark on a big 3-pointer from the corner as the shot clock was expiring to put USC ahead, 61-56. “I know where we were picked (to finish), but we’re not going to sell our team short,” Floyd said. “We’re going to try to go out and compete and play for first, as long as it’s available. But I know we would have had a long way to go if we lost another home game.” matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Challenged by coach Tim Floyd at halftime, USC played its best defense since Pacific-10 Conference play began in the second half to beat Washington State 71-66 in front of 3,540 at the Sports Arena. “Coach came out here and got on us real good,” USC’s Ryan Francis said. “He told us how can we beat a team shooting 55 to 60 percent, so we came out and had to pride ourselves on defense.” For More Info LOS ANGELES – For the first half against Washington State on Saturday, USC’s defense looked like it still was on winter vacation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaUSC held Washington State to 25 points on 30.8 percent shooting in the second half. The Cougars were at 55.2 percent in the first half. Francis made the key defensive play, stripping Washington State guard Josh Akognon of the ball at midcourt when the Cougars, down by two, were trying to tie the game on what could have been the final possession of regulation. Francis passed to a streaking Nick Young, who threw down an electric one-handed dunk over Aron Baynes and drew the foul with 15.5 seconds remaining. Young’s free throw produced the final margin. “He did this move like three times in a row on me,” Francis said of Akognon. “It worked two times. I saw him put in front of me, and that’s when I got him. It was a crossover. I knew it was coming.” Young scored 19 of his career-high 32 points in the second half to lead the Trojans back from a 41-37 halftime deficit. His previous best was 25 points against Eastern Washington earlier this season. The Trojans, who got off to a surprising start to the season in large part because of a stifling defense, were on their way to allowing an opponent to make better than 50 percent of their shots for a fourth consecutive game. last_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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