Guyana Times columnist still seeking justice after carjacking

first_img…lack of Police transport delayed investigationsBy Ashraf DabieWith the passing of more than 24 hours following the attack against Guyana Times columnist Ryhaan Shah, which saw three armed bandits carting off her Toyota Allion motor car, the cultural activist is still seeking justice, as Police are yet to narrow down possible suspects.Carjacking victim Ryhaan ShahThis is after ranks attached to the Alberttown Police Station were stalled in their investigations owing to the “lack of vehicles” at the outpost to transport the officers to and from the scene of the crime.At approximately 13:20h on Saturday, the three gun-wielding men, said to be of African descent, pounced upon Shah just as she pulled up at her Irving Street, Georgetown residence.The 66-year-old told this publication that while she was opening the gates to her home, the gunmen attacked and grabbed the keys to her silver-grey Toyota Allion motor car, bearing registration number PLL 1127, and immediately drove off in the said vehicle.A neighbour who witnessed the incident quickly reported it via the newly-reinstalled 911 emergency call system. However, this was to no avail as ranks failed to show up at the scene of the crime.Stolen car owned by the Indian nationalIt was only after the writer was taken to the Alberttown outpost that she discovered that the officers were not dispatched as there were no vehicles at the time. As such, the much-needed prompt response was delayed, allowing the carjackers to make good their escape.Meanwhile, Shah is of the belief that given the swiftness of the carjacking, the three armed men staked out her home, whether as a pre-planned robbery or as part of a scheme to attack the public figure, who was one of the nominees for chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).Adding to that, <<>>> understands that no efforts were made to intercept the hijackers as they drove off in the stolen car. As such, Shah extends gratitude to the eyewitness who made attempts to rush to her rescue.In fact, it was the very neighbour who assisted the traumatised woman in transporting the investigators to and from the scene of the crime.This incident marks the second time Shah has been attacked at her residence, after her handbag was ripped away by bandits just last year. As such, she is now left to question whether or not it was just a random robbery or if she is being targeted.Meanwhile, this case coincides with another hijacking which saw an Indian national being relieved of his motor car, a quantity of cash and a cell phone in the vicinity of the Kitty Seawall in Georgetown, by two men armed with a knife and a gun.This is in light of a warning issued by the Guyana Police Force, as the frequency of vehicular hijacking cases continues to escalate in recent months. Reports reveal that bandits, most of whom are armed and masked, have gone on a rampage targeting vehicle owners, particularly those driving Toyota Allion and Toyota Premio motor cars. The most common cases are those where the perpetrators pretend to be passengers in order to lure taxi drivers into convenient locations to allow for them to cart off their cars.Given the spike in such crimes, most of these cases have gone unresolved. Similarly, Shah, as well as the Indian national, is still awaiting any information which may lead to the recovery of their vehicles.last_img read more

Notre Dame plummets to new low

first_imgNotre Dame coach Charlie Weis said he wasn’t focusing on the worst start ever. “Records to me are not the critical factor,” he said. “I’ll critically evaluate this game and get ready for Purdue.” The Spartans (4-0), the sixth straight team to score at least 30 against the Irish, blew the game open with a pair of third-quarter TDs, a 16-yard catch by Mark Dell and a 30-yard catch by Kellen Davis on a fourth-and-2 play to move ahead, 31-14. Davis also had a 3-yard TD catch and Devin Thomas had a 7-yard scoring catch. Notre Dame finally scored its first offensive touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run by Travis Thomas to cap a 9-yard drive in the first. The score was set up by a Michigan State fumble. Notre Dame later added an 80-yard scoring drive highlighted by a 43-yard run by James Aldridge. From news services Notre Dame hit new depths Saturday at South Bend, Ind., becoming the first team in the school’s 119-season history to lose its first four games. Brian Hoyer threw four touchdown passes and Javon Ringer rushed for 144 yards to lead Michigan State to a 31-14 victory. The Irish have lost six straight, including the final two games of last season, the second longest losing streak in school history. The Irish finished a game with positive rushing yardage for the first time this season as James Aldridge ran for 104 yards on 18 carries. The Irish ran for 117 yards; Michigan State 219 yards. Purdue 45, Minnesota 31: After a sluggish first half, quarterback Curtis Painter was nearly flawless in the final two quarters to lead Purdue (4-0) past Minnesota (1-3) at Minneapolis. Painter was 17-for-21 for 199 yards in the second half and finished with 338 yards passing and three touchdowns. Illinois 27, Indiana 14: Rashard Mendenhall ran for a career-high 214 yards and one touchdown and Illinois (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) forced four turnovers and blocked a punt in a victory over Indiana (3-1, 0-1) at Bloomington, Ind. Tennessee 48, Arkansas State 27: Erik Ainge threw for four touchdowns and a career-high 334 yards to help Tennessee (2-2) beat Arkansas State (1-2) at Knoxville, Tenn. Oklahoma State 49, Texas Tech 45: Tight end Brandon Pettigrew caught a 55-yard touchdown pass with 1:37 remaining to give Oklahoma State (2-2, 1-0 Big 12) a win over Texas Tech (3-1, 0-1) at Stillwater, Okla., despite a career-best 646 yards passing from Red Raiders quarterback Graham Harrell. Toledo 36, Iowa State 35: Linebacker Greg Hay recovered a botched punt in the end zone late in the fourth quarter, giving Toledo the game-winning touchdown as the Rockets (1-3) edged visiting Iowa State (1-3). Wake Forest 31, Maryland 24: Josh Adams scored on a 6-yard run on the first possession of overtime to help Wake Forest (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) cap a stunning 21-point comeback and beat Maryland (2-2, 0-1) at Winston-Salem, N.C. Virginia 28, Georgia Tech 23: Jameel Sewell threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Staton Jobe one play after a muffed punt recovery in the fourth quarter and Virginia (3-1, 3-0 ACC) rallied to defeat Georgia Tech (2-2, 0-2) at Charlottesville, Va. 28-23. Navy 46, Duke 43: Backup kicker Joey Bullen made a 44-yard field goal on the last play of the game to lift Navy (2-2) past Duke (1-3) at Annapolis, Md. Central Florida 56, Memphis 20: Kevin Smith had 124 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries to lead Central Florida (2-1, 1-0 Conference USA) over Memphis (1-2, 0-1) at Orlando, Fla. Tulane 35, SE Louisiana 27: Matt Forte set Conference USA and school records with 303 rushing yards and a school record with five rushing touchdowns as Tulane (1-2) beat Southeastern Louisiana (1-3) in New Orleans. It was Green Wave coach Bob Toledo’s first victory as a head coach since 2002 while at UCLA. Connecticut 34, Pittsburgh 14: Connecticut turned two turnovers by ineffective Pitt quarterback Kevan Smith and another by backup Pat Bostick into 17 points and the visiting Huskies (4-0, 1-0 in Big East) remained unbeaten with an easy victory over the Panthers (2-2, 0-1). Cincinnati 40, Marshall 14: Mike Mickens’ interception and fumble recovery set up Cincinnati’s first two touchdowns, and the unbeaten Bearcats (4-0) defeated visiting Marshall (0-4). Houston 38, Colorado State 27: Case Keenum’s 8-yard keeper midway through the fourth quarter gave Houston (2-1) the lead for good against visiting Colorado State, the Rams’ 10th straight loss. Colorado State (0-3) hasn’t won since beating UNLV last October. TCU 21, SMU 7: At Fort Worth, Texas, TCU (2-2) scored on a blocked punt and an interception return and then held on through a scoreless second half to defeat SMU (1-3). UTEP 52, Texas Southern 12: Texas-El Paso scored on its first five possessions and cruised to a victory over Texas Southern (0-4) at El Paso, Texas. The Miners (2-2) led, 24-0 after one quarter and had a 38-0 advantage at halftime.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

Rodgers? Redknapp? Guardiola? Six candidates to replace England manager Roy Hodgson after Euro 2016

first_img 6 6 Roy Hodgson’s current England contract expires after the 2016 UEFA European Championships, and despite winning 10 out of 10 qualifying matches, the Football Association are waiting until after the tournament itself to decide the manager’s fate.FA chief executive Martin Glenn is keen to avoid a repeat of the Fabio Capello contract situation, where Hodgson’s predecessor was given a new contract before the 2010 World Cup, which ended in debacle but led to the Italian keeping his job until early 2012, despite calls for change.Hodgson’s England have coasted through Euro 2016 qualifying, but memories of the 2014 World Cup flop are still fresh and, should the Three Lions deliver yet another underwhelming performance in France next summer, it would be difficult to envisage the current manager staying on board for the 2018 World Cup.Who could be in the running to be the next England boss?Sam Allardyce, just days after he was appointed the new Sunderland manager on a two-year deal, revealed that he is still reeling after missing out on the Three Lions job in 2006 but would jump at the chance to coach his country, should the opportunity arise again.Then there’s Brendan Rodgers – the recently sacked Liverpool manager who will no doubt be planning his next move. But could England go bigger? After all, Pep Guardiola could be available next summer if he doesn’t extend his future with Bayern Munich…So, let’s take a look at exactly who the top candidates to replace Hodgson are – just click the arrow on the images, above. 6 4. Sam Allardyce – Sunderland manager – The former West Ham United manager recently agreed a two-year deal to become the new manager of Sunderland after Dick Advocaat quit, but has already spoken of his desire to take charge of the Three Lions. It’s unlikely that Allardyce is at the top of the FA’s wish list, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he were among the candidates being considered. While opinion is split, he did a fine job with the Hammers and much of his criticism throughout his career can be described as harsh. 6 3. Roberto Martinez – Everton manager – Spaniard Martinez is one of the most popular figures in English football management, having spent his entire coaching career in the English game. He achieved the improbable at Wigan Athletic, guiding the Latics to the FA Cup in 2013, and has transformed the way Everton play, earning considerable respect from his peers. His role in developing John Stones into one of the most sought after defenders in England should not be underestimated. He would certainly bring style to the Three Lions and would surely be a hit with the players. However, as a young manager, aged 42, he could be difficult to prise away from domestic football. 2. Harry Redknapp – currently out of work – Back in 2012, then Tottenham Hotspur manager Redknapp was favourite to succeed Fabio Capello, and seemed to be the man most fans wanted. But Hodgson got the gig. The 68-year-old left Queens Park Rangers in odd circumstances in January 2015, just hours after the close of the transfer window, resigning with immediate effect to undergo knee surgery. Having had a break from the game, he could be considering a return to management, and international football could be a welcome break from the intensity of domestic football, but is ‘Arry as appealing after his poor spell with the Rs? And would the FA go for a man who divides opinion so much, and isn’t shy of opening his mouth to the press? 1. Brendan Rodgers – currently out of work – Having been sacked by Liverpool after three seasons in charge, Rodgers will be considering his options, and international football could be inviting. At the age of 42, he is one of the youngest managers in top-flight football and could therefore be a long-term candidate for the job. Rodgers helped develop plenty of English talent during his time at Anfield, including Jordan Henderson’s impressive progress and was key in seeing Raheem Sterling become a £50m man. The question is do England want to stick with an English coach? 6 6 5. Pep Guardiola – Bayern Munich manager – With no apparent urgency to sign a contract extension with Bayern Munich, Guardiola looks poised to leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the season. While reports continue to link the Spaniard with Manchester City, this is far from being a done deal, particularly given Manuel Pellegrini was handed a two-year extension in August. Guardiola’s possible exit from the Bundesliga would coincide perfectly with the expiration of Hodgson’s contract. It’s likely, however, that with no new deal at Bayern, that Guardiola already knows where his future lies. What’s more, as with Mourinho, a major stumbling block could be finances, with neither manager to arrive cheap. 6. Jose Mourinho – Chelsea manager – The chances of this happening are slim, but the Chelsea manager is worth a mention. The Blues’ start to their title defence has been embarrassing, and despite signing a four-year contract extension at the beginning of the new campaign, his future in west London feels far from secure. If he does leave Chelsea within the next season, the question is where could he go? The England job could well be an option, if not the most inviting.last_img read more

Cop: Slaying suspect ‘excited’

first_imgLANCASTER – A sheriff’s deputy sent to the Palmdale Park and Ride lot where college student Michelle O’Keefe was shot to death six years ago testified Friday that the security guard suspected in the slaying seemed excited and talked rapidly. Deputy Billy Cox said Raymond Lee Jennings, who was patrolling the lot for a private security firm hired by the city, flagged him down as he drove into the lot in response to a “shots fired” call. “I pulled up and asked if he had heard anything. He was excited, talking fast and told me somebody had been shot and pointed,” Cox testified. “I hit the accelerator and drove down to the car that had its lights turned on.” Cox said later he had to ask Jennings to step out of the crime scene, where he had been shining his flashlight on the ground, but he didn’t know if Jennings had picked up or moved anything. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“While I was seaching for shell casings, the defendant began to assist me without my authorization or request. At one point, he told me, `Look, I found one,’ or `Here’s one.’ I thanked him for finding it and told him to get out of my crime scene,” Cox said. Jennings, a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who was arrested about a month after he returned home on leave, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the Feb. 22, 2000, slaying of O’Keefe, an 18-year-old Antelope Valley College student. The deputy’s testimony Friday came during a preliminary hearing at which Antelope Valley Superior Court Judge Christopher Estes will decide whether prosecutors’ evidence against Jennings is strong enough to warrant a trial. The hearing is scheduled to resume Thursday with more testimony from a detective and a crime scene investigator, and probably discussion about the autopsy report. O’Keefe was found shot to death behind the wheel of her blue 2000 Ford Mustang in the lot on Avenue S. Prosecutors said O’Keefe was shot three times in the face and once in the chest. O’Keefe had returned to her car after leaving it at the lot while she rode with a friend to work as an extra during the taping of a music video for rapper Kid Rock. With its engine running and the driver’s door opened, O’Keefe’s car had backed out of a parking space and rolled over the edge of a small concrete planter. Cox said he found O’Keefe sitting in the driver’s seat with her left leg hanging out of the door. Cox said the gunshot residue around the wounds indicated the shots were fired at close range, and the chest wound looked as if it occurred with the pistol muzzle shoved against her flesh. “She was not moving. She appeared to be lifeless,” Cox said. “I reached inside (the car) and began to feel for a pulse.” Cox said he found shell casings in front of the Mustang. “It appeared they were strung from north to south” in front of the car, Cox said. A former co-worker testified May 23 that Jennings once said he might have confessed to the slaying if he had been arrested earlier. Wes Chormicle, who worked with Jennings after the killing at a Lancaster car dealership, also said he overheard Jennings tell other employees details of the slaying, such as the sequence of shots that struck the victim. Chormicle also said Jennings had said he knew where there were rounds or slugs that deputies were not aware of, and that he had retreived them. In interviews with investigators, Jennings, working for a private security company under contract with the city, has denied killing O’Keefe. He told investigators he heard gunfire and watched the Mustang roll backward, but didn’t see the killer because his view was blocked by a parked van. Jennings said he called a supervisor and waited for her to arrive before approaching the car. Jennings was named in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in December 2000 by O’Keefe’s parents but was not criminally charged until prosecutors filed the case Nov. 15, about two days before Jennings, a sergeant in the Army National Guard, returned home on leave. Prosecutors in the past declined to file criminal charges, citing insufficient evidence, but said after charges were filed that proceedings in the civil case changed the “character of the evidence.” The gun that killed O’Keefe has never been found. In May 2002, members of a local scuba diving club combed the murky bottom of nearby Palmdale Lake but turned up nothing. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to snub Premier League for China move?

first_img Pierre Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring for Borussia Dortmund 1 Shanghai SIPG are the latest club to join the race for Arsenal and Chelsea target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Chinese club Tianjin Quanjin have reportedly already lodged a bid worth around £68.75m for the Borussia Dortmund star – and they are willing to pay him an eye-watering annual salary of £43m.But now, according to France Football, Quanjin will face competition from within China with Shanghai SIPG ready to trump even that mega-money offer.Aubameyang has been in searing form this season, scoring 29 goals in 31 Bundesliga outings but Dortmund are still 18 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.And now clubs are hoping to tempt Dortmund into selling their prize asset with huge offers.Both Arsenal and Chelsea hold a long-standing interest in the Gabon international while AC Milan are thought to be keen on a move this summer.But, as it stands, the two clubs from China are leading the chase and hope their offers are too good to turn down.last_img read more

GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgThe club would like to wish all club players who will represent the club this weekend in the County Minor and Senior game against Tyrone .Also to Jim , Rory and the rest of the team the best of luck, as they defend their all Ireland title.Senior league,Our senior and reserve teams had good victories over Gaoth Dobhair at the weekend with the seniors winning on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-13. The reserve game ended in a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-7 which leaves them 3rd in the table.Underage,Our u-14 boys had 2 good victories during the week when they defeated Dungloe to make the play off where they meet St Nauls on Fri evening and had a great victory on a scoreline of 3-12 to 4-3,they now meet Bundoran .Its C’ship on Wed 22nd for the u-14’s against Ardara at 7.30 (away). Our u-12 first Blitz is this Fri at 6pm at home with Pettigo and Naomh Columba .U8,10 and 12 training every Thurs at 6pm.Bingo Winners this week are, Rosie Carr,Marie Cunningham,Paddy Cassidy,Brendan o Kenney,Carmel Ellis,Ita Sweeney,Anne Doherty. Jackpot next week is € 2,900 on 49 numbers.Lotto,There was no winner of the jackpot. Consolatation prizes went to Pauric Carr,Liam Gavigan and Cian Boyle.Lotto team next week is Sat,Barry Mc Shane/Declan Mc Closkey ,Sun,John Mc Nulty and Michael Curran. GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 20th, 2013 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)Tags:GAA: KILCAR GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves 1 Fintown Harps AFC 2 Saints played host to neighbours Fintown Harps on a mild Winters day. The game started off with both teams creating half chances but none could test either keeper. Twenty minutes in and Saints’ striker Gary Cunningham found the net when he pounced on a rebound off the keeper to pass the ball into the Fintown net. The Saints pressed hard for the second goal but couldn’t convert numerous chances created. On thirty five minutes Aaron Thompson latched onto a through ball to slip it under The Saints’ keeper to level the score. The last ten minutes of the first half saw both teams battle hard but with very few chances created.The second half started as the first ended with both teams cancelling each other’s attacks out, very little was given away by either side. Chances were scarce in this half and it wasn’t until ninety minutes that the winner came. Shan Mc Millan latched onto a corner to head home from six yards to give the visitors all three points. Team performances both teams. Referee: Barry HunterSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic 2 Lifford Celtic 3Lifford kept their title hopes alive with this narrow victory at An Screaban. The game got off to a whirlwind start with two goals in the first four minutes. The home team were first off the mark on thirty seconds with good build up play involving Chris Porter, Colin Ferry and Jamie Boyle ending with Tommy Diver firing home. Three minute later Lifford had drawn level. With the home team appealing for offside Alan Gethins ran on to shoot past the keeper. Gweedore went ahead on forty minutes when a Chris Porter free-kick came off the crossbar and was tapped home by Jamie Boyle. The home side should have been two ahead twenty minutes into the second half when Colin Ferry broke through but his chip over the keeper drifted wide of the post.Gweedore were made to pay a minute later as Alan Gethins again found the net. Lifford then took the lead on seventy minutes with a fine individual goal by David Gethins. Try as they might Gweedore were unable to break down the visitor’s defence. Best for Gweedore: Tommy Diver and David McGee. Good team effort by Lifford. Referee: Joe McHugh Kilmacrennan Celtic1 Curragh Athletic 2In a match reversed to Killygordon it was Curragh who came out on top in this crucial game. Curragh took the lead after a long ball into the box landed to Shane Barclay who made no mistake. Kilmacrennan then equalised through a good finish from Eddie Doherty. In the second half it was all Kilmacrennan but after they spurned chance after chance Curragh scored a late winner to secure the 3 points. Bernard Lafferty got the important finish at the back post after a slick move down the right wing involving a number of players. Referee: Kevin LogueMilford United 2 Donegal Town 1Milford held out to a late Donegal surge to claim the three points. Milford bossed the first half and went two up after twenty minutes. Mark flood fired home a Gary Merritt corner and five minutes later Merritt himself scored a twenty yard free kick. Milford should have scored more before half time but didn’t find the net. Milford started strongly for the second half but Donegal fought hard. With five minutes to go Donegal scored and then pressed hard but the home side held firm for a good victory. Best for Milford were Ciaran Mc Ginley, Joey Cullen and Paddy Peoples. Rathmullan Celtic 3 Cranford United 3These two sides were desperate for points at different ends of the Premier Division table and that showed throughout a committed and spirited 90 minutes. Some fine goals were scored as Cranford consistently fought back against their title-chasing hosts. Both sides will be left contemplating what might have been in a game that could easily have gone either way as they were ultimately forced to settle for a point each. Rathmullan got off to the best possible start when Dara Patton turned a shot from Aaron Mc Clafferty into the bottom corner inside the first two minutes of the game. The home side struck again when Kieran Gorman rose highest to head Ryan Connolly’s corner into the bottom corner. Just when it looked as if Rathmullan would exert control on the game, Cranford immediately hit back. Seamy Friel’s trickery down the right wing saw him get free and his low cross was superbly volleyed home from 12-yards by the impressive Kyle Black. Rathmullan striker Eamonn Sheridan showed all his experience before the break to restore the home side’s two goal cushion. The veteran forward rolled a challenge from Arthur Lynch and cut in from the left wing to calmly fire low into the corner and make it 3-1 to the home side at half time.Cranford showed the sort of spirit and resolve in the second half that will help them secure their Premier Division status as they took the game to Rathmullan. The home side were forced to defend for long spells but looked to be holding strong until Black again provided the inspiration. A free kick was awarded 25-yards from goal and the forward superbly bent his shot past Ian Strain to give Cranford real hope with 25 minutes left. Arthur Lynch then planted a trademark header into the Rathmullan net from a corner to level the game up. It was just reward for the determined visitors. To their credit, Rathmullan responded with their strongest spell of the game as they desperately sought a priceless winner. Cranford however held out for a deserved share of the spoils. Best for Rathmullan on the day were Aaron Mc Clafferty and Dara Patton whilst Kyle Black and Seamy Friel were a constant threat for Cranford. Referee: Ronan FloydSt.Catherines 1 Glenea United 0St Catherines played host to Glenea in a hard fought game in Emerald Park. Both teams set out their stall early with very little being given away through possession or chances on goal. Midfield saw all the action in the first half with Glenea’s Denis Boyle and Kevin Mulhern battling it out with The Saints’ Shane O’ Rourke and Shane Molloy. This game was on tender hooks throughout and chances were far and few between, every threat was being snuffed out.Half time saw the scoreline reading honours even at nil – nil.The second half was much the same as the first with little being given away but as time ticked on both teams started to feel the pace of the game. Ryan Mc Fadden came close with a free kick for Glenea on seventy minutes and Barry Cannon had a chance for the Saints on seventy five. The only goal came on eighty minutes when veteran striker Stephen Gildea, who came on as a sub, found the Glenea net with his half volley proving unstoppable. Glenea pushed hard for the equaliser in the last ten minutes but it was the home side that claimed all three points. Team performance both teams. Referee: Paddy DuffyWatson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 5 Dunkineely Celtic 1Cappry went away from Darney Park with three well deserved points after a convincing performance. They served notice of their intentions as early as the first minute when they forced the home keeper into a fine save from a headed effort. Cappry’s early dominance was rewarded in the fifteenth minute when Darren O’Leary rose to power home a corner. Dunkineely were finding it difficult to make any impression on a well organised Cappry defence and were restricted to long range efforts on goal. Cappry doubled their lead on 35 minutes when a defensive error left Brendan McLaughlin in for an easy finish. They continued to press forward and effectively sealed the win on 42 minutes when Mark Griffin shot home from 12 yards.Dunkineely came more into the game in the second half and created a number of good chances and forced Cappry into some last ditch defending. With Dunkineely pushing more men forward they were open to the counter attack and Cappry took advantage in the 65 minute when a quick break on the left created the opening for Brian Lafferty to fire home from the edge of the box. Dunkineely got on the score sheet on 70 minutes when Christian Mc Neilis curled home a fine effort from 20 yards. Any thoughts of a comeback were wiped out on 85 minutes when another quick break saw Cappry get their fifth when Kyle Lafferty finished from close range following a Brendan Mc Laughlin cross. Referee: Paddy MartinGweedore United 3 Keadue Rovers 0This game played in glorious conditions in Carrickboyle saw the home side claim a vital three points in this local derby. United started the game the stronger and went one up after four minutes. This goal came following good football between Paul Duggan and Michael Connolly before Ciaran Mc Fadden neatly finished past the outrushing Ben Boyle in the Keadue net to make it 1-0. The home side dominated possession creating a number of decent chances in the opening half hour. They doubled their advantage on thirty three minutes when a Shane O’ Donnell free kick was parried by Boyle in the Keadue net and Lee Ferry was on hand to finish well to make it 2-0. Keadue had a number of half chances before half time, through Ryan Green and Chris Mc Glynn, however it remained 2-0 until the interval. In the second half the home side again dominated possession and got their 3rd goal in the fifty ninty minute when Ciaran Mc Fadden again finished well. United could have extended their lead on a number of occasions however Boyle in the Keadue net was excellent with a number of good saves. Ryan Green had a chance in the 87th minute but he pulled it wide of the United net. It was a good team performance from Keadue with Paul Duggan, Eoin Doohan and Jonathan Harkin excelling for United on the day. Referee: Marty Quinn.CT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 1 Whitestrand United 4Whitestrand left Ballybofey with their credentials as Division Two title challengers well intact. They led by three goals to nil at the interval and scored another in the second half to return a scoreline of four nil at the finish. Michael Sweeney set them on their way in the opening stages and the same man got the second before Eddie Blake got in on the scoring act to complete a positive first half display against a somewhat weakened however competitive Ballybofey United side. David White pulled a goal back for the hosts when his well struck free-kick beat the visiting custodian. James Gallagher then added his name to the scorer’s list as he notched the game’s final goal. Paul Lynch will be happy with this display from his side as the season enter it’s final third.Convoy Arsenal 6 Letterbarrow Celtic 1The game started at a frantic pace with both sides pushing for the opener. Convoy started to get a foothold in the game after about 15 minutes and created a number of chances before finally breaking the deadlock in the 22nd minute when Mickey Melaugh finished off a quick counter attack. On the half hour mark Ryan Carlin doubled the lead after some great work from Darren Harvey down the wing. Convoy kept the pressure on and got a third in the 37th minute when John Kee headed home from a corner. Convoy made the perfect start to the second half when Mickey Melaugh scored his second when he won the ball himself in the middle of the pitch, broke through a couple of tackles and knocked the ball past the keeper. This seemed to spurn Letterbarrow into a bit of life and they dug deep to try and get back into the game. Their hard work paid off in the 50th minute when they were awarded a penalty which Barry Jordan stroked home. The game flowed back and forward for the next half an hour with Convoy happy to pick Letterbarrow off on the counter attack. In the 80th minute great chasing from Ryan Carlin won the ball before Keelan Gillen rounded the keeper and unselfishly laid the ball to Mickey Melaugh who completed his hat-trick. Convoy pushed again and put the icing on the cake in the 91st minute when Keelan Gillen finished well after he was put through by Ryan Carlin. Best for Convoy was James Kee with a team effort from Letterbarrow. Referee: Martin Mc AnnenyCopany Rovers 4 Glenree United 1Copany entertained Glenree United at Killowen Park. The home side got off to a great start when they took the lead in the 2nd minute when Glenn Harron scrambled the ball home from a corner. That lead doubled in the 17th minute when Callum Gallagher put Pauric Rooney through with a great pass and Rooney found the net. Rooney scored his second in the 26th minute to make it three-nil following a cross from the left by David Graham. Rooney completed his hat -trick in the 60th minute with a fine chip over the keeper. John Doherty pulled one back for Glenree in the 89th minute. Good team performances from both sides. Best for Copany: Pauric Rooney and Glenn Harron.Drumbar United 4 Dunlewy Celtic 0Drumbar controlled this match from start to finish and must wonder how they didn’t finish with more goals. There were perfect conditions in Drumbar for this match and the home side created chance after chance. Alan Cavanagh opened the scoring on 30 minutes after a scramble in the box. After this Drumbar opened up the play and played some great football. Ray Balogun came on to score the 2nd and Enda Brogan did well to connect with the third. He should have added a second for himself but missed a great chance with a header on an open goal soon afterwards.Darragh Doogan finished off a fine performance with a run from right back and a cool finish past the Dunlewy keeper. Best for Drumbar were Alan Cavanagh and Gavin Bennett. Team performance from Dunlewey.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves 1 v 2 Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United P v P Glenree United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves P v P Gweedore United ReservesSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic 2 v 3 Lifford CelticKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 2 Curragh AthleticMilford United 2 v 1 Donegal TownRathmullan Celtic 3 v 3 Cranford UnitedSt.Catherines 1 v 0 Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCappry Rovers 5 v 1 Dunkineely CelticGweedore United 3 v 0 Keadue RoversKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 v 0 Eany CelticCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 1 v 4 Whitestrand UnitedConvoy Arsenal 6 v 1 Letterbarrow CelticCopany Rovers 4 v 1 Glenree UnitedDeele Harps P v P Raphoe TownDrumbar United 4 v 0 Dunlewy CelticDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 22-02-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves v Orchard F.C.Castlefin Celtic Reserves v Glencar CelticRamelton Mariners v Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoGweedore United Reserves v Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.)Curragh Athletic Reserves v Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesStrand Rovers v Cranford United ReservesSUNDAY 23-02-2014 K.O. 1.30p.m. (Unless Stated)Ulster Junior CupMilford United v Glengad F.C.Lifford Celtic v Gweedore CelticAileach F.C. v Gweedore UnitedUlster Junior ShieldRaphoe Town v Cockhill ColtsSUNDAY 23-02-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCurragh Athletic v Glenea UnitedDonegal Town v Rathmullan CelticKilmacrennan Celtic v St. CatherinesWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic v Drumoghill F.C.Bonagee United v Lagan HarpsKeadue Rovers v Cappry RoversCT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal v Copany RoversDrumbar F.C. v Whitestrand UnitedDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: February 16th, 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

DONEGAL STAR LACEY COLLECTS ANOTHER GONG!

first_imgDonegal footballer Karl Lacey and Galway hurler Joe Canning who were presented with their GAA / GPA Player of the Month Awards, sponsored by Opel, for August 2012, by Ray Finlay, District Manager Opel Ireland.DONEGAL star Karl Lacey has collected another gong – for Player of the Month.The GAA/GPA All-Stars sponsored by Opel also honoured Galway hurler Joe Canning.Both selections, chosen by the inter-county playing body, recognise the outstanding individual contributions both players made during their sides’ championship clashes last month. Joe Canning followed on from his man of the match performance in the Leinster final with an eleven point haul as his side were pushed all the way by the rebels. Canning led the way up front throughout the match and his performance against Cork has earned him the approval of his peers.Karl Lacey gave a faultless display against Cork to mark his 100th appearance for Donegal, the three time All Star has rarely been better, driving on relentlessly from half back, and kicking two inspiring points in the processCommenting on the announcement, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Liam Ó Néill said: “Both Joe and Karl served up performances to savour with Galway and Donegal respectively playing crucial roles in those counties’ performances against Cork (Hurling) and (Football). These accolades are well deserved, well done to both and thanks to Opel for their continued support of an award scheme that allows our players to acknowledge excellence.”Dessie Farrell, CEO of the Gaelic Players Association added: “Congratulations to Joe and Karl for their outstanding achievements in being acknowledged by their fellow players for their displays last month. While as always both will point to their team-mates, it is nonetheless important to recognise when the individual player excels in pursuit of the collective cause. Thanks to all the players who voted and to our sponsors Opel for their continued support of the awards and our players.” Commenting on the announcement, Dave Sheeran, Managing Director, Opel Ireland, said, “Opel are proud to be associated with Gaelic Games and the GAA GPA All Star Awards. We are delighted to reward Opel Kit for Clubs Brand Ambassador Joe Canning and Donegal’s Karl Lacey, it is fantastic to see the GAA GPA All Stars Awards sponsored by Opel go to two such deserving winners for August and we wish them the best of luck in the All Ireland Finals.” DONEGAL STAR LACEY COLLECTS ANOTHER GONG! was last modified: September 14th, 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) Tags:DONEGAL STAR LACEY COLLECTS ANOTHER GONG!last_img read more

LYIT STUDENTS’ UNION SAY THEY ARE THERE TO HELP WITH ALL QUERIES

first_imgThe LYIT campusWith first round CAO offers now available to students, and the accommodation search in full flow, Letterkenny Institute of Technology Student Union is available to help prospective students with their queries. Whether you are worrying about your grant application, or you are anxious about the offer that you have received, then your local Student Union is on hand to help and offer advice.Dylan McGowan, a native of Leitrim, and a Sports Coaching and Performance graduate of the Institute, is the 2015-2016 Student Union President at Letterkenny IT. He is urging students to look at all their options at this time.‘Students leaving second level in 2015, have fantastic choices available to them, and at this is a time of real change, it is important to take time to reflect on all of the options available to you. If you feel that you have not got the offer you want, then I advise students to check out the CAO website, and go through available places. Your secondary school guidance counsellor can be a great source of support and it is important that you weigh up all options before taking the next step’.Olaide Anjorin, from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, is the Student Union Welfare Officer 2015-2016 and is a Marketing graduate of the Institute.Making the move from second level to third level can be challenging, however, she outlines that securing your grant early can support this transition. Students face many challenges on their college journey, securing accommodation, getting to grips with new surroundings and also, fitting in. Therefore, making sure that you respond to emails from SUSI, and also that you have registered early for your SUSI grant, can ease this transitional process. To find out more information on SUSI grants and finance options available to students embarking on the third level journey, log onto www.studentfinance.ie or www.susi.ieChris McDyre, Entertainments and Communications Officer, will be on hand to support you during Freshers Week 2015 at Letterkenny IT.A returning officer to Letterkenny Institute of Technology and a native of Ardara, Chris advises students to get involved and get active in the societies and sporting programmes at the institute. Wednesday 23rd September, 2015 is Clubs and Societies Day 2015 at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Chris outlines that ‘Getting involved in more than the required academic programme, is key to encouraging positive student experiences, this, in turn has a positive effect on student retention, as students feel part of LYIT and not just a student number’.His message to students attending LYIT this academic year is to get inspired, by getting involved. Whether you are interested in team sport, or you have a desire to try a new activity or have been a volunteer in your local community, then LYIT Student Union will point you in the right direction and help you on your way to a fulfilling your third level experience. If you need advice on grants, or are just a little anxious about the move to third level, then please feel contact LYIT Student Union on (074) 9186826 for help and advice.LYIT STUDENTS’ UNION SAY THEY ARE THERE TO HELP WITH ALL QUERIES was last modified: August 20th, 2015 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:donegalLYITstudentslast_img read more

Childhood sexual abuse support group launched in Letterkenny

first_imgA weekly support network aimed at helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse has been organised in Letterkenny. The programme is called Intact, and the first meeting will take place next Tuesday from 7pm-8pm at Letterkenny Community Centre.Intact is a new weekly peer support group for adult survivors of CSA(Childhood Sexual Abuse) and provides a safe space for people to shareand support eachother in healing. Come to one meeting or many – it’s up to you.For more information read about the sharing rules at http://www.intactireland.com before attending a meeting.Childhood sexual abuse support group launched in Letterkenny was last modified: November 17th, 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)last_img read more