Cebu Ironman: Amelia Watkinson redeems self after subpar stint last year

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “You always take something from the bad races, so it’s not a hindrance to come back and try to be better than last year,” she said.It was quite an impressive showing for Watkinson, who clocked in almost six full minutes ahead of her closest competitor Jacqueline Thistleton.“You always strive for the podium, definitely. I’ve had a bit of a slow start to the year so I wasn’t quite sure if my fitness can hold it up,” she said. “But as I’ve said, I was pretty upset about my sixth place finish and I try to learn from it and this year, I’m always motivated to win. Winning is pretty special because not everybody gets to win.”ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate “Last year was a bit of an A-race. It wasn’t really my day. I struggled little bit, a little bit sick, and nervous,” she reflected.Fortunately for Watkinson, her third time in the country was indeed a charm as she made up for that forgettable performance and more.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 26-year-old came out hot off the gates as she established an early lead against her fellow female pros in the swim course before further extending the gap in the bike and run tracks to win at Shangri-La Mactan here.Topping the list in her category, it’s just the comeuppance Watkinson was looking for as she finally won her first race this year. LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rain or Shine set to trade Jeff Chan to Phoenix View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Amelia Watkinson didn’t deny that her below par showing last year haunted her going to the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.After finishing sixth in a tough field last year, the Kiwi triathlete bid her time to atone for her poor performance as she sought to have a better outing this time out.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangaslast_img read more

Govt not interested in constitutional reform – Nandlall

first_img…says abandoned Parliamentary Standing Committee is proof“The desertion of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Constitution, the erection of a Steering Committee on Constitutional Reform without consultation with Opposition are all evidence that the Government has no interest in bringing about constitutional reform,” former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has said.Nandlall, in an interview with Guyana Times, contended that the established Parliamentary Standing Committee on Constitutional Reform has been abandoned, since it has not met since the coalition government took office in May 2015.He argued: “…in my view, this government has not exhibited any evidence that they are interested in constitutional reform although they promised that to the people in their manifesto at the 2015 General Elections.”Nandlall noted that the Parliamentary Committee, which was set up under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration and chaired by the then Opposition Leader and now President, David Granger, has met once since it was instigated.Former Attorney General Anil NandlallHe lambasted the Government for not activating the Parliamentary Committee, and “going behind the Opposition’s back and setting up their own Constitutional Reform Committee” – a Committee which he said is made up predominantly of lawyers. Thus, he asserted that the Government’s concept of reform seemed to be a process shrouded in secrecy.He also stated that the Opposition was not included in the consultation of the Steering Committee and “when we cornered the Prime Minister on the topic, he stated that he had consulted with the President and the Government”. Nandlall fervently emphasised that consultations should be both external and internal.The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition had promised constitutional reform in its manifesto for the 2015 General Elections. According to the former Attorney General, the APNU/AFC manifesto stated that within the first 100 days of the coalition being in government, there would be “the establishment of a Constitutional Reform Committee with a mandate to complete consultations, draft amendments and present same to the National Assembly for approval within nine months. Sixteen months later, the House is yet to see anything”.“APNU/AFC recognises that the Constitution, in its current form, does not serve the best interest of Guyana or its people. Within three months of taking up office, APNU/AFC will appoint a Commission to amend the Constitution with the full participation of the people. The new Constitution will put the necessary checks and balances in place to consolidate our ethos of liberal democracy. Freedom of speech, reduction of the power of the President and the Bill of Rights will be enshrined in the document,” the coalition manifesto had outlined.It also stated that a Commission consisting of representatives of trade unions, the Private Sector, religious and faith-based organisations, women, youths, professional organisations and the University would be set up.The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) had criticised the Government-established Committee for Constitutional Reform, stating that it fell short of being fit for the purpose as it was dominated by lawyers.“Being accountable to party leaders rather than to the electorate has robbed our representational politics of the vitality political participation provides. A range of reforms are necessary, therefore, to make our national Constitution a genuine blueprint for democratically acceptable politics. Issues such as reformed presidential powers and a Bill of Rights are two obvious features. However, the strongest argument is the need to convince party leadership to replace their monopoly control of political decision-making,” the organisation said.There have been many calls for constitutional reform, especially in relation to the reduction of the powers of the executive. And according to some political critics, reforms seem to be the last thing on the agenda of the Opposition and the Government.Constitutional reform has also been touted by USAID as the fix for Guyana’s dysfunctional political climate. It has been stated that the main test to democracy, human rights, and governance in Guyana is its legacy of political parties structured along ethnic lines and single party dominance.However, Nandlall argued that constitutional reform has always been on the front burner of the PPP agenda, citing that there have been over 200 changes to the Constitution while the PPP was in office.He stated that prior to the 1992 General Election, the Party had promised constitutional reform and a few months after it gained power a Constitutional Reform Committee was set up. “The work of that Committee was overtaken by a larger body established under the Administration called the Constitutional Reform Commission, this Commission was a broad-based one and comprised of all of the political parties in the Parliament, religious organisations, the labour movement and Private Sector and civil society organisations”.“…I believe it is unfair to say that the PPP was not active on the question of constitutional reform, but, more fundamentally, what you are reforming the Constitution to achieve, that is the fundamental question,” he added.“Guyana has a good Constitution and so it is important to work together to get the Constitution to function rather than ask for it to be changed again,” he said, adding that there are a number of calls for changes in the Constitution but it was not clear what the desired reforms were.He posited that the people calling for the reforms should prepare a document articulating what their proposals were, so that they can be studied.“In my view, while the Constitution has a very important role to play, there are many persons who are placing too much importance on the Constitution. The Constitution simply outlines the structure by which a country is to be governed and what rights the people have and what the State’s obligations are, outside of that, the Constitution can achieve very little. It has to do with how it is interpreted, and how the bodies that the Constitution vest powers in are able to function,” he stated.last_img read more

Milton Jones Wins Second MVP Award in USA

first_imgMilton Jones (Middle) poses along with his Assistant Coach, Andrew Shirley (Left) and Head Coach, Matthew Greene. (Photo: Fay High School)Nation One Academy’s student-athlete, Milton Jones, had another remarkable moment worth celebrating at the Fay High School annual awards ceremony on November 30, 2019 in Boston, United States of America.After a successful completion of the Varsity ‘A’ Boys Soccer Fall 2019 season, the 14-year-old’s individual performance earned him a reward, as he was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for  the second time since traveling to the US.Jones scored 22 goals in all competitions during the 2019 season.Jones in possession of the ball during one of his games for Fay High School in the Varsity ‘A’ Boys Soccer Fall 2019 season. (Photo: Courtesy of Fay High School)He also won a golden ball, best XI award, gold medal and national trophy in the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championship Cup.He was included in the Real Jersey FC team for the tournament, and finished as top goal scorer with five goals from five games.The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation, while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.Jones with his Gold Ball and Best XI awards after his team Real Jersey won the U15 Boys category of the 2019 US Youth Soccer National ChampionsSince moving to US, the newly promoted 10th grade student has so far scored 85 goals in all competitions.Jones traveled to the United States in 2017 on a scholarship awarded by Fay School, one of his Academy’s partners. Fay School is the oldest junior boarding school in the United States and has 475 students enrolled from pre-kindergarten through grade 9; the boarding program (grades 7–9) enrolls 120 students from throughout the United States and more than 19 foreign countries.“This kid has incredible potential, not just him, but all the other kids that are here,” Octawie Tah, Chief Executive Officer of Nation One Academy said.Nation One Academy, in collaboration with its partners has so far sent six student-athletes to the United States on scholarship.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Optimistic 3.8% growth rate unlikely – Opposition MP

first_imgThe revised Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 3.8 percent for 2018 is undoubtedly optimistic, and again highly improbable, Opposition Member of Parliament and Economic Spokesman Irfaan Ali has said.The MP gave reasons why he thinks that the projected growth rate that was pitched by the coalition Government is unachievable. One reason is Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s track record of erroneous projections.However, Ali said, more than that, the wholesale and retail trade and livestock, which Jordan has described as the two trump cards for growth, are very unlikely to achieve the grossly inflated growth rates, Ali suggested.“Reason being: wholesale and retail trade will likely be affected by shortage of foreign currencies. Two: other sectors, such as rice, timber, gold, and sugar, areOpposition MP Irfaan Alilike to record worse-than-projected output levels,” the MP pointed out.He said the deplorable condition of roads coupled with high fuel prices is expected also to further add to production cost and reduce accessibility to hinterland areas.Moreover, given the dip in international foreign reserves at the Bank of Guyana (BoG) and the fact that in excess of US$71 million will be needed to cover the import bill of fuel and lubricants for the remaining of 2018, Ali said there is a high possibility of shortage of fuel, and other key foreign goods and services.Domestic debtTouching on the issue of local debt, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) MP recalled that Jordan, in his 2015 Budget speech, made attempts to address the importance of macroeconomic stability and its critical role for the achievement and sustainability of the “good life.”In doing so, the Minister made a commitment to ensure the maintenance of macroeconomic stability, by creating conditions to foster a positive growth trajectory while improving expenditure management.Ali also recalled Jordan saying that this would involve the undertaking of prudent and targeted fiscal policy in order to reduce the deficit in both the Central Government and public enterprises.”“Three years later, after fact-checking the above statement, it is conspicuous that the Government accomplished the complete opposite. By end 2018, overall deficit after grants for both Central Government and public enterprise is projected to increase to $51.5 billion, up from $36 billion in 2014, a difference of $15.5 billion. To satisfy this shortfall, approximately $41 billion will be sourced domestically,” the MP rightfully pointed out.Foreign exchangePointing to another issue, Ali said the economic climate is expected to further deteriorate, with added pressure being placed on Guyana’s foreign exchange reserves.He pointed to the 2018 Finance Ministry’s Mid-Year Report, which outlined that by end 2018, to satisfy the import bill of fuel and lubricants, another US$71 million will be needed.Further, to satisfy the overall balance of payments deficit, that is now projected to increase by US$112.6 million or 162 percent, up from an initial projection of 14.4 percent, “A total of US$108 million will be usurped from the Bank of Guyana’s International Reserves, up from the initial projection of US$6.5 million. The huge increase in demand for foreign exchange, however, is likely to increase significantly, given the Minister’s abysmal track record of highly erroneous projections,” he added.Balance of paymentMeanwhile, focus was also paid to Guyana’s overall balance of payments which has recorded a deficit of US$139.8 million in the first half of 2018, compared to a deficit of US$46.0 million recorded in June 2017.Ali said that to finance this huge deficit, the Government usurped US$110 million from the Bank of Guyana’s Foreign Assets Reserve, taking the reserve to a 10-year low of US$473.4 million.The overall balance of payments by end 2018 is projected to record a total deficit of US$182.1 million. But the Opposition MP has said it is important to note that the initial projection of balance of payments deficit was set at US$79.7 million for 2018. In other words, we have surpassed that amount by 130 percent within the first half of 2018.“Moreover, the Current Account deficit is expected to weaken to a deficit of US$366.3 million by end 2018, down from an initial projection of US$292 million. In other words, the revised outlook for our Balance of Payments is even more ominous than initially anticipated. In short, there would be a greater need for more foreign exchange by end 2018 to cover our import bills,” Ali observed.last_img read more

Southampton terminate club record signing’s contract

first_imgDani Osvaldo’s expensive spell at Southampton is over, although it has come at a cost of around£25million to the club.Much had been expected of the 29-year-old after he swapped Roma for the south coast of England in August 2013, joining in a club-record deal that could have been worth up to £14.6million.However, just 166 days later Osvaldo was shipped off on loan to Juventus after head-butting captain Jose Fonte, before spending spells at Inter Milan and Boca Juniors last term.Now, Southampton have cut their losses, terminating the Italy international’s contract with two years remaining. 1 Dani Osvaldo in action for Boca Juniors last_img

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has already SIGNED for Manchester United, talkSPORT told

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has already agreed to join Manchester United this summer, Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has told talkSPORT.The Swedish striker’s next club has been a hot topic for months after he admitted earlier this year that he will leave Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent in the summer transfer window.United were always thought to be leading the chase for the 34-year-old, but Ibrahimovic has remained coy on his next club.The forward has teased journalists for weeks, and refused to comment on the Old Trafford links when quizzed at a recent press conference.But Palmeri insists the Red Devils have all-but wrapped up the deal, with Ibrahimovic signing a pre-contract agreement back in June.“He’s signed for Manchester United,” the top Italian journalist  said, speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show.“He signed an agreement in early June. It was sent to him at the pre-Euro 2016 training camp in Sweden, he signed it and sent it back.“It’s the pre-agreement to prepare for the move. That’s just how things work in football, it was the same with Mourinho and Manchester United.”The strong ties to United over the past few months haven’t stopped speculation over other possible destinations, with the likes of Bayern Munich, AC Milan and a number of MLS clubs also linked with moves for the Swede.But Palmeri insists the pre-contract agreement Ibrahimovic has signed means he will almost certainly be at Old Trafford next season.The Italian: “As far as I know, the fee for breaking the pre-agreement is so high that nobody ever does.”last_img read more

MOJO GOGO TO SUPPORT FOO FIGHTERS AT TENNENTS VITAL GIG

first_imgMojo GoGo say they are thrilled to announce that they have been invited to play at this years TENNENTS VITAL Festival on 21st August alongside acts such as The Black Keys and the biggest band in the world, THE FOO FIGHTERS.The Donegal band are going from strength to strength having only been together 18 months, they have secured support slots with huge international acts such as THE ENEMY, ASH and THE MINUTES, they have secured a record deal with a U.K label and now they have been invited to play at TENNENTS VITAL.The band consists of members Niki Pollock, Dungloe, Jordan Carty – Donegal Town, Keelin Gallagher, Bruckless and Paul Rodgers from Burtonport. The Band are set to release their first single and music video ” Like The Sun” mid September. The music video will be available on all the music channels such as NME, Q and MTV ROCKS.MOJO GOGO TO SUPPORT FOO FIGHTERS AT TENNENTS VITAL GIG was last modified: August 15th, 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:MOJO GOGO TO SUPPORT FOO FIGHTERS AT TENNENTS VITAL GIGlast_img read more

Liverpool make shock move for former Cardiff star – reports

first_imgLiverpool have made an offer for former Cardiff City midfielder Gary Medel, according to reports in Italy.The 29-year-old, who has been at Inter since leaving Cardiff in 2014, has become a key member of the first team at the San Siro.Reports earlier this summer had suggested that Jurgen Klopp was considering a move for the tough-tackling Chilean, as he bids to firm up his talented squad.And now, according to Corriere della Sera, Liverpool have made contact with Inter about a deal for Medel.The former Boca and Sevilla man, who made 34 Premier League appearances during his one season at Cardiff, is under contract until 2018.Medel could swap places with Lucas Leiva, with Inter understood to be keen on a deal for the Reds midfielder. Gary Medel in action for Chile 1last_img

NORTH WEST 10K TO BE BIGGEST YET AS CHARITIES REVEALED

first_imgThe North West 10k sponsored by Donegal Daily and Brian McCormick Sports was launched this eveningThe organisers of the North West 10K say they are hopeful this year’s event will be the biggest and best to date.This year’s three main charities were announced this evening and they are – the Donegal Mountain Rescue Service, Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital and SNAP (Special Needs Accessible Playpark).Donegal Daily is one of the two main sponsors of this year’s event which organisers hope will attract up to 3,000 runners and walkers in Letterkenny on May 5th next. To date the magnificent efforts of the North West 10K event have aided 27 local charities to the tune of more than €614,000.Grace Boyle, chairperson of the event, said a great deal of planning has gone into this year’s event yet again.“We are hopeful it will be even bigger and better this year. We had 2,600 participants last year and we are hoping it could be up to 3,000 this year,” she told Donegal Daily.“We had a very high standard of charity applying for funding and we had some terrific interviews. “We could only pick three main charities but we are hoping to help as many others as possible.“They will have their own sponsorship cards and they will be able to fundraise for themselves.“We will help them but we will ask them to help us,” she said.Sponsorship cards for the event will be available from the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce soon to ensure as much money as possible is raised for all the charities.The cost of entry is €10 for walkers and €15 for runners. The other major sponsor on the day is Brian McCormick Sports while there are also a number of smaller sponsors for the event.Further details on the event will be carried on Donegal Daily in the weeks leading up to the big day on May 5th.All you need to do now is to get out walking and reach a level of fitness you are happy with to get around the 10k course.Chairperson Grace Boyle said the aim of the NW 10K was to get people out and getting fit. “With 3,000 people on the streets of Letterkenny it would not be possible without al the agencies and we have a big responsibility.“It’s a great event and I don’t think there’s anything to touch it. We’re in hard times but so many people come in behind the North West 10K,” she said.Ms Boyle aslo paid a special tribute to the Letterkenny Community Centre for their contribution and their commitment at the centre.Spokespeople on behalf of the charities including Joe Brennan from the Donegal Mountain Rescue, Samantha Robinson on behalf of SNAP and Peter Cutliffe on behalf of the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital outlined their aims and thanks the NW 10K committee for choosing them.An appeal was also put out for 50 stewards to volunteer on the day and help marshall the course along the other services.Mayor of Letterkenny Dessie Larkin said the event has come on a long way and it will soon be past the one million euro mark of money raised over the years.“It’s a wonderful day that is dominated by the families. As a council we are engaging with people to see how we can get them out of their homes and their cars and get healthy.“We are about to spend €80,000 on lineage and signage and cycle lanes. The three charities are also wonderfully deserving charities and need no introduction but it is vital they are supported,” he said.Donegal Mayor of Letterkenny Frank McBrearty finished the night by saying the three charities speak for themselves.“All these charities are wonderfully deserving of the help of the North West 10K and it is fitting that we get behind them,” he said.“The fact that we have 3,000 people participating speaks volumes. These events help communities to come together and when that happens these events can be very, very powerful.“I have seen a lot of positives since I became the Mayor of Donegal but without people behind the scenes these events would not work,” he said.NORTH WEST 10K TO BE BIGGEST YET AS CHARITIES REVEALED was last modified: March 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McCormick SportsDonegal DailyNORTH WEST 10K TO BE BIGGEST YET AS CHARITIES REVEALEDlast_img read more

Donegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSunday 6th October 2016 Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore United 1 Cappry Rovers 4This game played in good conditions at Carrickboyle saw the visitors leave with the three points following a good second half display. In the opening half it was United, with the aid of the strong breeze, who created good early chances for Michael Barry, Eoin Ward and Darren Ferry. The home side took a deserved lead in the 14th minute when a great pass from Darren Ferry was well finished into the bottom corner from 15 yards giving Mc Bride in the Cappry nets with no chance. The home side continued to press and saw a number of good chances well saved by Conor Mc Bride. The visitors began to create a number of chances and Paddy Mc Nulty and Calvin Bradley brought the best out of Brian Gallagher in the United nets. The visitors equalised on the stroke of half time when United failed to clear and Bradley finished well after a good cross from Gerrard Melaugh. In the second half Cappry dominated possession and made it 2-1 in the 60th minute after Bradley once again finished well from close range. It was 3-1 in the 75th minute when Ryan Mc Hugh tapped in from close range. Mc Hugh was on the mark again in the 81st minute when he got Cappry’s 4th to secure a good three points. Mark Mc Fadden was unlucky not to pull one back in the 88th minute when his excellent shot was cleared. Paddy Mc Nulty was excellent for Cappry with Eoin Ward excelling for United on the day. Referee: Dessie Mc LaughlinKeadue Rovers 4 Bonagee United 1Keadue Rovers won to get their first points of the league campaign. The game was played in blustery conditions with the first effort of the game coming on eight minutes when Shaun Yank Boyle had his shot saved. Another chance from a header fell to Corey Gallagher two minutes later but Keadue were rewarded for their good early spell when Shaun Yank Boyle finished well low to the net on twelve minutes. After a few more half chances Keadue went two up just after the half hour when a great ball through the home defence by Shaun Yank Boyle was met on the run by Corey Gallagher and he made no mistake with a first time effort firing home having spotted the keeper off his line. It was to remain the same until half time and the home side were good value for their lead. In the second half Ryan Greene had a good chance in the opening minutes but had his effort saved, he wasn’t to be denied two minutes later with number three when Corey Gallaghers’ cross was met at the far post. Bonagee though to their credit kept plugging away and close to the hour mark forced a few free kicks and had more possession and on fifty eight minutes were awarded a penalty following a foul in the box. Paddy Mc Gowan however missed the spot kick. On the hour mark Bonagee did score when full back Shane Kelly lobbed the keeper from distance for a good goal. Bonagee did have a lot more possession from that point on but didn’t really force the keeper into any saves. The home side were good on the break with David Ward and Corey Gallagher doing well. In the last minute of the game, from a through ball, Corey Gallagher made it 4-1 on the run, finishing well with his left foot. A good Keadue victory and a battling performance from Bonagee with the scoreline a bit harsh on them. Best for Keadue were Corey Gallagher, Shaun Yank Boyle and Daniel McHugh while best for Bonagee were Shane Kelly, Graham Cullen and Dylan Sweeney. Referee: Con McLaughlin.Donegal Town 1 Erne Wanderers 1Donegal started the game the better of the two sides and were unlucky not to be a goal in front after 5 minutes. Ben Sweeney had too much pace for the Erne defence when he broke from the halfway line but was unlucky to see his shot pass wide of the post. Donegal were awarded a penalty on the 15th minute mark when Declan Browne was brought down inside the Erne box and Raymond Mc Groary made no mistake from the spot. Donegal had a number of other good chances in the first half but failed to stretch their lead. Erne started the second half the better of the two teams and soon got themselves back on level terms. Micky Ward headed the ball on to the feet of David Dolan and he made no mistake from close range. Both teams were reduced to 10 men soon after following a scuffle between two players. Erne dominated the reminder of second half and will feel unlucky not to pick up all 3 points. Donegal’s goalkeeper Liam O’Meara pulled of a number of first class saves to earn his team a point. 1-1 the full time score. CT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 8 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2Letterbarrow provided long serving Club Chairman James Mc Groary with his perfect 60th birthday present. The visitors opened the scoring on ten minutes when Kevin Mc Gonigle’s cross deceived the home keeper and found the top corner of the net. The lead was short lived as Dermot Slevin headed home from a corner to draw the sides level. On thirty minutes Nathan Carr put Letterbarrow into the lead when he headed home from close range after a superb counter attack. The home side made it three one just after the restart when Dermot Slevin slotted home from inside the box. Five minutes later Gerard Mc Brearty made it four for Letterbarrow when he poked home after a scramble in the box. Thirty nine years to the day after his father scored for the club on his twenty first birthday James Mc Groary Junior scored a fifth after he turned in a great cross. It was six shortly after that when Nathan Carr’s work rate was rewarded when he scored from eight yards. Donal Callaghan pulled a goal back for the visitors with a superb free kick. However Alexi Mc Neilis added two further goals in the final ten minutes to secure the points.Eany Celtic 4 Curragh Athletic 0(No Report Received)Oscar Traynor TrophyDonegal Junior League 1 Cavan / Monaghan League 2The Donegal Junior League were defeated in their opening match in this season’s Oscar Traynor Trophy. They were two down at the interval after Enda Hessin and Dean Connolly scored for the Monaghan/Cavan League. Kyle Black pulled one back for Brian Dorrian’s side early in the second half but they were unable to find an equaliser. They will now probably need to win their remaining two matches to progress to the next stage of the competition.SATURDAY REPORTSSaturday 5th October 2016Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionDrumbar F.C. 1 Glencar Celtic 2Glencar came out on top in a close match played in difficult conditions in Drumbar. After early pressure Glencar took the lead following a poor clearance when the ball was picked up on the edge of the box by Paddy Collins and he slotted neatly into the far corner. The home side didn’t let the heads drop and soaked up the Glencar pressure before drawing level on the counter attack midway through the second half. Gareth Cassidy poking home following a defensive mix up. Just when the game looked to be heading for a draw Rory Gallagher found himself free in the Drumbar box to fire the decisive winner for Glencar. Positives to be taken for both teams with title chasing Glencar taking the valuable points while Drumbar look now to be heading in the right direction with another solid display. Dunlewey Celtic 0 Strand Rovers 0(No Report Submitted)Saturday Reserve DivisionMilford United Reserves 4 Erne Wanderers Reserves 3Milford took the lead after 20 minutes with JJ Fleming finding the back of the net at his second attempt. It was 2-0 soon after with Ryan Campbell robbing an Erne defender of possession to race through on goal and calmly slot home. Erne came back strong and pulled a goal back on 35 minutes with Michael Bowring scoring. It was 2-2 soon after with Mickey Gahan breaking the offside trap to slide home. Milford came out strong in the second half and made it 3-2 with Conor Meakin sending in a great cross and Ciaran Blaney was on hand to flick home. It was 4-2 on 70 minutes after another great cross, this time from Raymond Friel who found JJ Flemings head who nodded home for his second of the game. It was a nervy finish after Erne were awarded a penalty with ten minutes to go. Packie Hill made no mistake to make it 4-3. Milford held on though for a much needed 3 points. A good team performance from Milford with JJ Fleming standing out. Best for Erne was David Dorian.Glenree United Reserves 0 Keadue Rovers Reserves 3The first half was hampered by poor weather conditions, making it hard for both sides to get the ball down and play. It was Keadue that went in at half time a goal up after they took the lead in the last minute of the half when the midfielder played a high ball through and ran through and tucked it away into the net. Twenty minutes into the second half Keadue were two up after the ball clipped the defender from a corner and spun onto the head of the Keadue striker and into the net. The third goal came from a cross that wasn’t dealt with and killed off any chance of the home side getting anything out of this match.Best for Glenree: John Mc Groddy. Team effort from Keadue Rovers.Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 6Kilmac left The Moss with all three points and it was nothing more than they deserved. Drumoghill started well and were ahead on five minutes when Ross Hamlin fired home from close range after beating the off side trap. Kilmac were level on ten minutes when Micheal Mc Laughlin converted from the penalty spot. Kilmac really got going after this and grabbed two quick goals before half time through Ryan Langan who slotted one in at the back post from a Timmy Burke cross and Micheal Mc Laughlin got his second of the day when he latched onto a Ciaran Bonnar ball in behind the Drumoghill defence. Kilmac started the second half where they left off and got another two quick goals through Darren Mc Ginley and Christopher Dillon. Drumoghill however did pull one back through Jaydee only for Micheal Mc Laughlin to round off his team’s performance with the final goal of the game, and his own hat-trick, when he rounded the keeper to slot home. St. Catherines Reserves 0 Glenea United Reserves 3St. Catherine’s played host to Glenea United in the Saturday Reserve Division in Emerald Park. Both teams started the game very well, creating chances of which neither team could maximise. St. Catherine’s had a good chance to score when they had a shot that was saved by the Glenea goal keeper. Just as it looked that both teams would go into the half time break all level Glenea were awarded a penalty. Glenea one nil up at half time. The second half started with St. Catherine’s looking to get back on level terms but no matter how many chances they created they could not get passed the Glenea defence or goalkeeper. Midway through the second half Glenea doubled their lead when the ball was put into the box and the St. Catherine’s keeper came but missed it and it fell to a Glenea player who put the ball into the net. St. Catherine’s kept trying to get on the score sheet but nothing was going right for them. Glenea then scored a third goal when they played the ball into the box and a Glenea player beat a couple of players and put the ball into the net. 3-0 the final score.Donegal Town Reserves 1 Cappry Rovers Reserves 4Cappry Rovers ran out easy winners at The Hospital Field in this fixture with a very poor performance from the Donegal Town side. The home side nearly opened the scoring on five minutes when Joe Lafferty had a header from corner cleared off the line. It was end to end stuff from these two young teams but it was Cappry who went ahead when Brendan Mc Laughlin scored with a low shot from the edge of the box on twenty minutes. Cappry doubled their lead on the half hour when David Carr scored with a header at the back post. Donegal had several good chances to get back into the game and just before half time Ted Bustard headed home from a fine free kick from Matthew Mc Kenna on the left wing. The second half was brighter and both teams had chances but failed to convert and as the game wore on Cappry made it 3-1 after a defensive mix up. Cappry completed the scoring on seventy five minutes when Pete Lafferty scored the goal of the game from a direct free kick.Best for Donegal were Ryan Hegarty, Matthew Mc Kenna, and Ted Bustard. Best for Cappry was Brendan Mc Laughlin. Referee: Frank DuffRESULTSSaturday 5th October 2016Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionDrumbar F.C. 1 v 2 Glencar CelticDunlewey Celtic 0 v 0 Strand RoversSaturday Reserve DivisionMilford United Reserves 4 v 3 Erne Wanderers ReservesGlenree United Reserves 0 v 3 Keadue Rovers ReservesDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 2 v 6 Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves 0 v 3 Glenea United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 1 v 4 Cappry Rovers ReservesSunday 6th October 2016Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore United 1 v 4 Cappry RoversKeadue Rovers 4 v 1 Bonagee UnitedDonegal Town 1 v 1 Erne WanderersCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 8 v 2 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Eany Celtic 4 v 0 Curragh AthleticOscar Traynor TrophyDonegal Junior League 1 v 2 Cavan / Monaghan LeagueFIXTURESSaturday 12th November 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionStrand Rovers v Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.)Glencar Celtic v Orchard F.C.Fintown harps v Drumbar F.C.Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenree United Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves v Glenea United ReservesSunday 13th November 2016 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic v Convoy ArsenalMilford United v Rathmullan CelticLagan Harps v St. CatherinesTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore Celtic v Cappry RoversGlenree United v Bonagee UnitedCT Ball Division TwoCranford United v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Ballybofey United v Drumkeen UnitedLifford Celtic v Whitestrand UnitedDonegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures was last modified: November 6th, 2016 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)last_img read more