St James, Green Pond aiming for positive start

first_imgSaturday’s matchesSTETHS 10, Black River 1Cornwall College 4, Anchovy 0Holmwood 1, Alston 0Spalding High 1, Christiana 0Knox College 1, Clarendon College 5Port Antonio 2, Fair Prospect 1Vere Tech 1, Bustamante 0Kemps Hill 3, Tacius Golding 0Old Harbour 2, Central High 1Yallahs High 5, Seaforth 0Paul Bogle 3, Morant Bay 1Robert Lightbourne 2, St Thomas Tech 0 WESTERN BUREAU:A youthful St James High will bow into action this afternoon when they take on Maldon in one of two 2016 ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Zone A football matches scheduled.Elsewhere, Irwin High will be looking to keep Green Pond at bay when the two meet in the other fixture. Both matches are set for a 3:30 p.m. start.It is expected that the Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore-coached St James High will leave Maldon with the maximum available points. Their pedigree speaks for itself, but with what is said to be their most inexperienced squad in several years, Maldon stand a chance to spring a surprise.Whitmore has shown that he knows how to get the best out of his players over the years, however, and is expected to have his team in top form for their opening salvo in this year’s competition.POSSIBLE UPSETGreen Pond, for their part, are threatening to upset the two more fancied teams (Cornwall College and St James High).They had a great preseason and even defeated Munro College in a warm-up match and are, according to sources, slowly building on each year’s achievement.A win against Irwin is not a foregone conclusion, but one that is expected of the Gregory Daley-coached team, ready to claim a place in topping Zone A and thus signalling they ought to be taken seriously.Meanwhile, on Saturday’s opening day of competition, Cornwall College, the 11-time winners and one of the preseason favourites to advance from the zone, got off to a winning start, slamming Anchovy High 4-0.In a less-than-spectacular display, Cornwall College never needed to move out of first gear against Anchovy, who were back in the competition after sitting out last year’s edition.Although it took the former champions some time to get going, the scoreline summed up the match, as they left the Montego Bay Sports Complex pleased with having taken all three points.Emanuel Campbell and the hard-kicking Jordane Fletcher were among the goalscorers, as Anchovy offered little resistance.Today’s gamesZone AMaldon High vs St James HighIrwin High vs Green Pond High(Home teams named first, matches start at 3:30 p.m.)Results fromlast_img read more

Aurora residents concerned over treatment of impounded animals

first_imgScores of residents in Aurora Village, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), have registered concerns over the treatment and deteriorating health of animals that get impounded at the Aurora Police Station.Residents said the animals are kept in unkempt conditions and this was reported to the Aurora Police Station some six months ago.To date the conditions remain the same and according to residents, the animals have been impounded for over 10 months.Residents are concerned that the animals are rarely fed or given water for their survival. According to them, reports were also made to Prime Minister Mosses Nagamottoo who promised that the matter will be looked into.last_img

Berbice Expo opens today

first_imgPresident David Granger is expected to declare open the twelfth annual Berbice Expo and Trade Fair at the Albion Sports Complex this evening. The Expo will go until Monday.This year, the event is being held under the theme ‘Promoting Entrepreneurship for a Diversified Economy’ and is a collaborative effort between the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce and the Business Ministry.Coordinator of the event, Tajpaul Adjodhea, says more than one hundred exhibitors will be on show. “I am very pleased that we have about 25 first-time craft exhibitors,” Adjodhea said, noting that there are a variety of exhibitors and the main auditorium is fully booked. “They range from banking, insurance, and Government agencies. We have [National Insurance Scheme] NIS, [Guyana Revenue Authority] GRA, the Guyana Tourism Authority; the Ministry of Agriculture is here in a big way. We have a number of craft producers on display this year.”Meanwhile, two private security services have been booked to provide security inside the arena. The Guyana Police Force will also be on hand to provide security; both at the exposition and in the vicinity of the Albion Spots Complex.Nightly there will be a live band and cultural performances. According to Adjodhea, when the first Berbice Expo was held 11 years ago, the entrance fee was 0 for adults and 0 for children and that has not changed.Tickets for the event are currently available at Imran and Sons, Poonai’s Pharmacy, and Imran and Daughters in Rose Hall; Shell Service Station and A Ally and Sons in New Amsterdam and Dhanan’s Gas Station DeEdward, West Coast Berbice.Gates will be opened from 15:00h daily and are scheduled to close at 23:30h nightly.Among the sponsors for the Expo are Digicel, the Business Ministry, ANSA McAL Trading, Comfort Sleep and Republic Bank. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

2014 Sports Review: Painful Milestones and a New Start

first_imgSoccer: If there is anything worth remembering about Liberian soccer in 2014, the clear cut answer is that there was nothing much.This was simply because in the third month of 2014 (March), Liberia was engulfed in a fight against an insidious disease, Ebola, that began to reap a grim harvest.And the Liberia Football Association as a consequence suspended all its activities as part of the national effort to fight the Ebola virus.As if that was not enough, former LFA Vice Chairman, (under President Samuel K. Doe), Willis D. Knuckles died on Monday, July 29. His shocking demise shocked relatives and friends, as well as the sporting community.Known as Bob Willis, he headed the re-organization of football administration in the country, as vice chairman of the Liberia Football Association in 1982. He was supported by a star cast of actors, leading Liberian clubs to participate in continental tournaments. His administration re-started a regular soccer league as well as the LFA-Sub Committees and Associations program that sought to identify future talents for the regular league.He was ably supported by Assa-Mady Kaba, known then as ‘Chairman,’ who headed the Central Monrovia LFA-Sub Committee, to set up the Union of Liberia Football Association Sub-Committees (ULFASCOM). It was also during his administration that the LFA toured all the counties and established LFA Sub-associations that are integral part of today’s football development. Personalities included the late M. La-Marks Kerdoe and Mohammed Sherrif of Logan Town.The tragedy of Knuckles’ passing was still fresh under the year under review when broadcast journalist Zoegar Quinn James died two months later. The circumstances leading to Zeogar’s death was evidently the broken healthcare system, where Zeogar was reportedly rushed from hospital to another without success.Though Zoegar lived a simple life, and mostly it was his friends who helped to transport him here and there, many Liberians were shocked when the Liberian government Gazette, issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, described the deceased as ‘Honorable Zeogar Q. Jaynes.’The Gazette, originally issued when tragedy hits any prominent Liberian, explained in details the deceased’s remarkable contributions towards Liberia’s growth.Zeogar’s death was also still fresh when Joseph Cooper, Office Secretary at the Liberia Football Association during the administration of Mr. Willis D. Knuckles also died.Cooper, a resident of Caldwell, was as efficient in his dealings with soccer, as the late Willis D. Knuckles was to administration and the two men struck a relation that developed beyond their respective times at the LFA.“They were together till the end,” said someone who followed the activities of the two men.As the struggle to contain the insidious disease receded in the year under review, the Liberia Football Association’s technical department, under Henry Browne put up a program to restart the rebuilding of the national soccer team, Lone Star and its junior teams.After nearly three weeks seminar, and practical at the Antoinete Tubman Stadium former national team players, including James Salinsa Debbah, Kervin Sebwe, Thomas Kojo, Janjay Jacobs, Washington Blay, Christopher Wreh, Joe Nagbe, George Gebro, Varmah Kpoto, and Oliver Makor—received the blessings of the Liberia Football Association for a fresh start.“The dissolution of George Weah X1 in 2002,” LFA boss Musa Bility told them, “was done poorly that afterwards there were no role models for the next generation.”Hence, it became necessary to allow former players who went professional to now take over the national soccer teams: Lone Star, Junior Lone Star, U-23 and U-17.“We’ll provide you with every support,” Bility told the coaches, “we want you to build national teams with players with commitment to Liberia.”It means that the new coaches have the challenge to begin a new, with new players to develop the various national teams for regional and continental assignments in 2015 and beyond.It will not be an easy task but thank God, Soccer Legend, George Manneh Weah made a triumphant entry into the Liberian Senate for Montserrado and the LFA and sports lovers are crossing their fingers to get Ambassador Weah’s exceptional support for financial and moral support to run a smooth national football program.Weah’s senatorial success, said some of his admirers, “is a success for sports.” Their hope is that with Ambassador Weah’s commanding presence at the senate, he would mobilize support to put Liberian soccer where it belongs on the world and the continental stages.And hopefully, other sports may benefit after all.Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts: While Liberian boxing has suffered greatly, there was news from the United States that all was not lost.And so as Ebola virus weakened every segment of our public life and cancelled all sporting activities, in 2014, far away in Atlanta, Ga in the United States, Liberian boxer Archie Weah was knocking doors with glorious feats.Weah turned professional in the United States and won two Golden Glove Awards. And remarkably he gained the blessings of five-time WBC champion American Evander Holyfield. The Liberian now wants to represent his country in the next Olympic Games in Brazil.“What a chance opportunity for Liberia to at least make history at the next Olympics,” someone who has followed Archie Weah sent a text to the Daily Observer sports.One of the vice president’s of the Liberia National Olympic Committee Malcolm Joseph is following Archie Weah’s development with interest, he told the Daily Observer in a phone conversation recently.And though with Liberia bruised by Ebola and rejected by the world another Liberian was making waves in the United States as well.  Hitting headlines in the United States in 2014 was Mixed Martial Artist, Dwight Jaytee Joseph, a sensation in a sport that seemed to favor the Liberian.He has dominated the division and with his increasing success, it is hopeful that 2015 will see the Liberian achieve major successes to help promote his country’s image.Joseph made a contribution in the 2014 Ebola fight when he set up a website to solicit funds to help defeat the Ebola virus.“Showcasing the prowess of Liberia has always been an added impetus as I participate in competitions and don my country’s flag,” Joseph said recently after overcoming an opponent in one of his latest fights.Other sports: It is encouraging to note that in the year under review sporting federations, including taekwondo, handball, lawn tennis, golf, basketball and table tennis ceased all their operations and joined the united fight against the Ebola, and with the virus continuous decline, as latest reports have indicated, Liberian sports would have better standing in 2015 and thereafter. 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Petr Cech at Arsenal will be KILLING Jose Mourinho, says ex-Chelsea assistant

first_imgSteve Clarke claims being forced to sell Petr Cech to Arsenal will be ‘killing’ Jose Mourinho.Mourinho has publicly backed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s decision to sanction Cech’s switch to their Premier League rivals as reward for a decade of outstanding service.But Clarke, his former assistant, insists the Blues boss will privately be seething at losing such a top-quality player to a title rival.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “For me, he is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He is a great signing for Arsenal.“I do smile a bit when I see Jose’s comments because I know inside it will be killing him having to sell one of his best players to a title rival.”last_img

‘Ridiculous!’ Irish international dismisses Leicester goalkeeper’s nine toilets

first_imgListen to Max Rushden and guest presenter/Barry replacement Iain Macintosh discuss the world of sport, give away bags of crisps and find out if listeners have ever beaten footballers at anything.Plus, former Ireland international Stephen Hunt joins the show for the Footballers Are Nice feature, in which he categorically dismisses the number of toilets (nine) Leicester City goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has in his house as ‘ridiculous’.To get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for freelast_img

Job Vacancies: Letterkenny bar requires full-time and part-time staff

first_imgA bar in the Letterkenny area requires full-time bar staff.The successful applicants will have a minimum of 2 years experience in all aspects of the bar trade.There are also positions available for part-time bar staff in the same establishment. Experience for these positions is preferred but not essential as full training will be given to the successful candidates.All Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.If you think you suit any of these positions please send your CV and cover letter to admin@donegaldaily.comJob Vacancies: Letterkenny bar requires full-time and part-time staff was last modified: November 16th, 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

MCCARRON SCREAMER NOT ENOUGH TO EARN HARPS WIN AT TOLKA

first_imgFinn Harps have been left frustrated yet again after failing to secure all three points against high-flying Shelbourne at Tolka Park.For the third game in-a-row Finn Harps have been held to a stalemate after two consecutive 0-0 draws with Cobh Ramblers and Galway United respectively.The visitors went ahead after 33 minutes when McCarron unleashed a sizzling half volley that flew into the top corner. Shels were shell-shocked and Harps bombarded them for the rest of the half and should have been further ahead at the interval.In the second-half Shelbourne upped the tempo and got back into it when they were awarded a penalty after 61 minutes.The penalty was expertly dispatched by the impressive Coughlan.Harps responded well and Sean McCarron could have added two more goals to his account in the latter stages but the Derry man saw his efforts drift narrowly wide. Next up for Harps is Wexford at Finn Park next Friday, which is a must win game for Ollie Horgan’s troops if they are to keep their promotion hopes alive.MCCARRON SCREAMER NOT ENOUGH TO EARN HARPS WIN AT TOLKA was last modified: July 26th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Harps FCnewsShelbourneSportTolkalast_img read more

GAA NEWS: FATHER MONTY O’SHEA IS NEW NA ROSSA CLUB PRESIDENT

first_imgThe clubs annual general meeting took place last Sunday evening in McCreadys. A very successful meeting with all positions filled including Pat Boyle’s 34 consecutive season as club secretary.Position’s filled on the night were as follows; President, Father Morty O’Shea; Chairman, Declan Bonner; Vice Chairman, Gerry McHugh; Senior team manager, Barry Doherty; Secretary, Pat Boyle; Ass Secretary, Packy McDyre; Joint Treasurers, Pat Caulfield & Felix Melly; PRO, Packy McDyre; Coaching Officer, Pat Caulfield; Children’s Officer, Conal Melly; Health & Well Being Officer, Conal Melly; Oifig Na Gealige, Pat Boyle; County Board Delegates, Pat Boyle, Packy McDyre & Pat Caulfield; Southern Board Delegates, Packy McDyre, Gerry McHugh & Joe McCready; Club referee’s, Michael Gallagher & Pat Caulfield; Developement Chairman, Michael Duddy.The club would like to wish all committee members all the best for the 2016 season.The club lotto draw took place last Monday evening. Numbers drawn were 6,9,24 & 26. The jackpot of €2100 was not won. Two lucky dip winners receive €50  Ellie & Evanne Bonner, Doochary & Maeve McGettigan, Drumkeen.Next weeks jackpot €2150.00 The January club 50 draw also took place on the night. Well done to Mary McGill €300, Manus Elliott €100 & Breda Breslin €50.GAA NEWS: FATHER MONTY O’SHEA IS NEW NA ROSSA CLUB PRESIDENT was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANa RossaNoticesSportlast_img read more

England boss Gareth Southgate praises resilience of Bournemouth striker

first_img 4 ADVICE REVEALED no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 4 “He deserves it on the form he has shown in recent weeks.“Any top level footballers has to show levels of resilience in their career, and he’s shown that to come back from the set-backs he’s had.“To play international football you’ve got to have strong characters and we’ll find out whether that’s what Callum’s about that over the next few weeks.”England’s first game of the upcoming international break sees them face the Americans in a friendly at Wembley, a game that will see Wayne Rooney make a Three Lions comeback a year after announcing his international retirement. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY He has shown outstanding form this season, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists in all competitions – contributing to more goals than any other English striker.However, the 26-year-old has not been short of set-backs in his career, having suffered two serious knee injuries in less than two years.And Southgate, who worked briefly with Wilson in the England under-21 set-up, said he would be interested to see what else the player would offer.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Nigel Adderley, Southgate said: “His team are in good form and he’s been a key part of that.“He’s a forward who runs in behind defences, harries defenders. He scores important goals and he’s a player we worked with briefly for the under-21s and I think it’s a good opportunity to get a closer look at him. RANKED huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF 4 Wilson has scored seven goals and provided four assists this season center_img 4 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Rooney’s announced his international retirement in August 2017 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The game has been renamed ‘The Wayne Rooney Foundation international’ and a recall for England’s record goalscorer has attracted plenty of criticism including from talkSPORT hosts Mark Saggers and Jason Cundy.However, Southgate defended the decision to dedicate the match to honouring Rooney’s contribution as an England player.Southgate added: “The discussions between the FA and Wayne and his advisers have been going on for over a year.“There was a possibility to pay tribute ahead of the World Cup and I think it’s right to acknowledge Wayne was keen not to do that as that might detract from the team and he didn’t want to be seen to be affecting our preparations. Gareth Southgate praised the resilience Callum Wilson has shown in his career after the Bournemouth striker received his first England call-up.Wilson could make his international debut during the Three Lions’ friendly against the USA or their UEFA Nations League match at home to Croatia later this month. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “I think Wayne deserves it with England. He’s our record goalscorer, our most capped outfield player, it’s a quite unique circumstance and as manager of the team the legacy piece of how we respect and honour our former players is very important.“You always know every decision you make will get some support and some criticism and that is a shame in this instance because we should look at what he’s done, the way that he’s played for England and pay tribute to that.“We’re not very good at that in this country.”Listen back to the full Gareth Southgate interview above Wilson has been in brilliant form this season The England v USA game has been renamed ‘The Wayne Rooney Foundation international’last_img read more