STETHS blank Bridgeport

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Omar Wedderburn said he told his St Elizabeth Technical players to have fun and enjoy last evening’s FLOW Super Cup quarter-final match against Bridgeport High, and they did just that.They completed a deserved 2-0 victory to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the competition.Alex Thompson first fired STETHS into the lead after 18 minutes, and then Demar James completed the scoring with a calm finish in the 78th.Bridgeport did, however, have a chance to cut into STETHS’ lead, but watched as goalkeeper Kenroy Wallace saved brilliantly from a Shakeen Powell penalty kick in the 80th minute.ENJOY THE GAME”I just told them to enjoy the game; it was a quarter-final matchup and we knew that once we enjoyed ourselves, it would be hard to deny us the win,” said a confident Wedderburn.But while STETHS had the lion’s share of ball possession, Bridgeport did have a few good looks at goal, most notably in the 20th minute when Dante Green beat the offside trap. His shot, however, went high over the crossbar to end the first half.STETHS dominated the second half. James struck the upright with a powerful shot on the 60th minute as the rural area kingpins looked to increase their lead.His strike partner, Javoney Brown, also produced a thunderous effort off the dribble 35 yards out, but could only pick out the crossbar.”As seen here tonight, we played like a STETHS team on a mission. On another day, perhaps, we would have scored more, but it is good enough to get us into the semis,” Wedderburn said.Bridgeport’s head coach Garnet Lawrence said his team played well although failing to score.”We played good football tonight. We showed that we are a good team, but sometimes good teams lose,” said Lawrence.last_img read more

Gordon, Magic stop 7-game skid, overcome Pistons in OT

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Orlando started attacking the basket, hitting three straight layups, and that opened up the perimeter. Gordon nailed his third 3 to give the Magic a 101-100 lead with three minutes to play.TIP-INSPistons: Galloway left in the second quarter to get three stitches to close a cut over his right eye. He returned in the second half. … Detroit turned the ball over on its first four possessions. The Pistons didn’t get off a shot for nearly three minutes. … Griffin is 0 for 11 on 3-pointers in his last four games. … Detroit has forced more than 10 turnovers in 48 straight games, the longest current streak in the NBA. The Pistons forced 16 turnovers in this one.Magic: Jonathan Isaac, the team’s first pick in the 2017 draft, played for the first time in 26 games. He had three points and two rebounds in 15 minutes. … SG Aaron Afflalo was deactivated before the game so the Magic could see more of 10-day signee Rashad Vaughn, but Vaughn did not play.UP NEXTPistons: Play at Miami on Saturday night.Magic: Host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night to complete a three-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cavaliers may find Love sooner than expected Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon (00) shoots over Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Gordon had 27 points and 13 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic stop a seven-game losing streak with a 115-106 victory against the Detroit Pistons in overtime Friday night.Nikola Vucevic added 22 points and 12 rebounds, and D.J. Augustin had 20 points and nine assists for the Magic. Evan Fournier scored 17, including seven in the extra period.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View comments GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ James Ennis and Reggie Bullock led Detroit with 21 points apiece. Blake Griffin, Dwight Buycks and Anthony Tolliver had 12 each for the slumping Pistons, who have lost seven of nine.Fournier scored the first six points in overtime, giving Orlando a 110-104 lead going into the final two minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDetroit, which had only one field goal in the final 5:57 of regulation, missed all eight shots from the field and its first three free throws in overtime. Tolliver’s two free throws with 32 seconds left were the only points the Pistons scored in the extra period.The Magic could have won it in regulation. Fournier drilled a 3-pointer that gave Orlando a 104-102 lead with 47 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Pistons tied it when Griffin got a long rebound and found Ennis for a breakaway dunk that tied the game at 104 with seven seconds left.The Magic muffed their chance for a game-winner. Vucevic lost his balance when driving the lane and turned the ball over, leading to overtime.The teams played evenly for three periods, going into the fourth quarter tied at 82.Detroit got consecutive 3-pointers from Buycks, Tolliver and Langston Galloway to take a 97-91 lead with 6:47 left in the fourth.Like most leads in the game, however, it was short-lived.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Beermen back in finals, knock off Aces in Game 4

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Fajardo, the reigning four-time MVP, posted 26 points and 12 rebounds while Balkman notched 23 points and 16 rebounds that went with five assists.“Alaska has been one of the toughest teams in the league for the last three years and it was very evident in this series even though they were down 0-2,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Cabagnot added 18 points, including a step back 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down and two free throws with three seconds left to slam the door shut on the Aces.The veteran playmaker also had nine assists, five rebounds and three steals. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Ross also finished in double-digits with 17 points, 12 coming from downtown. His last triple momentarily stopped an Alaska run midway through the final frame.Diamon Simpson led the Aces with 24 points, 21 rebounds and three blocks while Vic Manuel scored 20.Most of Manuel’s points in the second half, however, were too late. His first field goal in the last two quarters came with only 1:09 left as he was shut down after scoring 13 points in the first half.Simon Enciso kept Alaska in the fight in the fourth quarter. He wound up with 19 points and seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion San Miguel Beer withstood a fourth quarter fightback by Alaska, 104-99, to book a return trip to the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Renaldo Balkman and June Mar Fajardo each had a double-double while guards Alex Cabagnot and Chris Ross hit timely baskets down the stretch for the Beermen, who are making their 40th appearance in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NLEX settles for 4th place after loss to Korea’s Etland anew in Macau tilt Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

Manchester City ready to pounce as Barcelona ace prepares for summer exit

first_imgManchester City are on alert after Dani Alves’ agent confirmed the defender is set to leave Barcelona this summer.The Brazilian’s current deal expires at the end of this season, and the Spanish giants have yet to offer the 31-year-old a new one.Dinorah Santana, the player’s representative, has now begun the search for a new club for his client.“They haven’t contacted us,” Santana told Cadena SER.“I interpret that silence to mean they don’t want Dani Alves, so we will begin searching for a new club.“We won’t wait for Barcelona, they have to take the plunge. Alves has spent seven years here and he has behaved like a professional at all times.“Barcelona have not had a sporting director for a month and Alves is free to negotiate with any club.”The availability of such an experienced player on a free transfer is likely to alert a host of clubs across Europe.Manchester City have been regularly linked with a move for the former Sevilla man, who joined Barca in 2008 for around £23m, while their near neighbours Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in Alves. Dani Alves 1last_img read more

Beleaguered cemetery put on block

first_imgMeanwhile, hundreds of relatives of those buried there filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Grand View’s owners in November seeking compensation for all the problems. And the city of Glendale also is suing the cemetery to force the owners to pay for the cemetery’s cleanup. The relatives’ lawsuit, which is expected to take at least three years, is the main obstacle to selling, attorneys for both sides said, because the new owners could be on the hook for any settlement. Paul Ayers is an attorney who defended the owners of Woodlawn, and is now one of the attorneys suing Grand View on behalf of the relatives. He doubts that Grand View will soon be sold. “You’re asking someone to buy a burning house,” Ayers said. “No one’s going to buy a burning house. They might buy it after the fire is over, but not now.” Faded glory Opened in 1884 at Glenwood Road and Sonora Avenue, Grand View is the resting place of silent film stars Harry Langdon and Edna Purviance. Sam Dreben, a Jewish American soldier who died in 1925 and was eulogized as “The Fighting Jew” by writer Damon Runyon, also is entombed there. Of the many individuals cremated at Grand View, movie star Rock Hudson is perhaps the most famous. He died in 1985 and his remains were scattered at sea. Now it takes a judge’s permission to be buried there, thanks to the lawsuit. And it’s so run down that Glendale city officials won’t even open it for weekly visits. Some families became so frustrated with the cemetery’s problems that they took matters into their own hands, getting the OK from a judge to dig up their relatives’ remains and transfer them to other sites. In one case in July, Ayers helped relatives of a man buried there dig up his grave. When they shoveled deep enough, they found the cremated remains of 10 to 20 people in the same space, he said. “Where they came from, I don’t know,” he said. “It’s a scary kind of place in the sense that, certain areas of that cemetery, if you open up a grave, you may get a big surprise.” Robyn Chandler, a homemaker from Burbank, has 14 family members buried at Grand View. “It was never a great cemetery; it was just kind of beautiful in some ways because it was so historic,” she said. “(But) it was never maintained well as far as I can remember back.” City steps in After the cemetery shut down in June 2006, with Goldsman saying he lacked the money to keep it going, the city stepped in and opened it for weekly visits. But in mid-June this year, officials ended those visits because of the fire threat on the tinder-dry property and falling branches from dried-out trees. Pruning, cutting the grass and fixing a watering system to make the cemetery suitable for visits would cost about $400,000, officials said. “We just can’t spend freely on that cemetery because we have a lot of pressing needs around the city that we still need to attend to,” said Mayor Ara Najarian. The cemetery has an endowment care fund of more than $1 million, but only the interest can be used, and that is not enough to make the necessary improvements, Baum said. Attorneys suing the cemetery on behalf of loved ones interred there say it could turn a modest profit – under new ownership. It has a crematorium, which could generate some revenues, Ayers said. The cemetery has space for an additional 4,000 burials. The buried and cremated remains of about 40,000 individuals are already interred there, Ayers said. If its owners just walked away, Grand View would become county property, said Kevin Flanagan, spokesman for the California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau. But attorneys in the lawsuit say it could be acquired by relatives – should they receive a favorable settlement – who could run Grand View themselves by appointing a board and using settlement funds. Najarian said he hopes whoever ends up with it knows what they’re doing and keeps it maintained. “I want them to earn some money so that they can operate the business and remove this from being an albatross around the neck of the city,” he said. Those with relatives buried at Grand View say it has been painful to watch the cemetery turn into an eyesore, with a locked gate between them and their loved ones. Eleanor Moschetti, 64, of Castaic has her grandparents, parents, a sister and friends buried at Grand View. “It’s frustrating because we can’t go over there and visit,” she said. “What’s the purpose of burying your family in a cemetery if you can’t go over there and take flowers to them?” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! David Baum, attorney for principal owner Moshe Goldsman, said his client has sent out fliers and hired a real estate attorney to sell the cemetery. But so far, nothing. And if history is any indication, the cemetery will be a tough sell. In a similar case, the state in 2001 ordered the owner of Woodlawn Cemetery in Compton to sell after authorities found bone fragments and pieces of caskets on the grounds of the 140-year-old cemetery. In six years, the company has been unable to find a buyer. “No one in their straight mind would go out there and buy it,” City Councilman Bob Yousefian said of the 25-acre Grand View site. GLENDALE – For sale: 123-year-old, padlocked cemetery with overgrown weeds and the remains of 40,000. Fire Department says it’s a hazard, city says it’s a public nuisance. Fixer-upper. Owner must sell. $1 million, or best offer. Any takers? State officials are forcing the sale of embattled Grand View Memorial Park after finding that late owner Marsha Howard resold grave plots, improperly disposed of the cremated remains of thousands of people and left the once-sparkling mausoleum and its surrounding property in shambles. last_img read more

‘I didn’t mean to upset you’ – Allardyce issues apology to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

first_imgSunderland manager Sam Allardyce has issued an apology to Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp after comments he made about the number of hamstring injuries the Reds have suffered since the German took charge.In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, Allardyce suggested Klopp hasn’t appreciated the ferocity of the Premier League since his arrival in October.He also indicated that Klopp’s high-pressing tactics and heavy fitness demands may be a factor behind so many of his players being sidelined, with Jordon Ibe becoming the 12th currently crocked Reds first-team player on Thursday.Klopp reacted angrily yesterday, declaring his surprise that Allardyce has time to worry about his side’s problems, and the Black Cats’ manager has issued a sincere apology as a result by claiming his words were blown out of proportion.“If Jurgen is listening, I didn’t mean to upset you or criticise your club in any way,” Allardyce said in his press conference ahead of Sunderland’s FA Cup tie at Arsenal.“I got asked a question by a friend of mine – Alan Brazil on talkSPORT – and I gave him an opinion off the question Alan asked me. I answered it and never expected the headlines it has brought.“I seem to have upset him again sadly. I think the headline has upset him in the nationals.“I was just giving what I could see as one of the reasons why we get injuries and had no intentions to wind up him. Maybe I should have said it’s not for me to answer, I don’t know.”A feud had already fuelled between the two managers after Liverpool beat Sunderland 1-0 in December, with Allardyce labelling Klopp a ‘soft German’ in the aftermath.last_img read more

THOUSANDS OF RUNNERS SET FOR RITH 2016

first_imgYoung and old will be able to do their bit for the Irish language when RITH 2016 kicks off in Kildare on March 4th – and comes all the way to Donegal.Coinciding with Seachtain na Gaeilge, the eleven-day All-Ireland relay run will promote the language in an athletic in a lively fun-filled manner.A message of hope to the people of Ireland, signed by President Michael D Higgins, will be carried by a baton-holder at the front of the run as it winds through every county. The baton will be opened when the run reaches its closure at Trinity College on March 14th and the President’s message about the language read out.One man is unlikely to be phased by the challenge. For Lucan man Dáithí Ó Murchú, no race in Ireland can be too daunting.When you have run from the eagle plains in the Yukon through the Arctic Circle and over to Tuktuk in the Arctic Ocean in average temperatures of around -30 degrees, the Irish language promotional event is just another step.Gael Linn festivals and Gaeltacht football tournaments were always an opportunity to bring the Irish language community together and he sees RITH as further opportunity. “Events such as RITH 2016 give the Irish language community an opportunity to come together for the good of the language. Between young and old, there is an opportunity to take part in a national event and this year, and as we commemorate 1916, everyone has a chance to take part in something historical for the language during Irish language week,” he said.For Dáithí, this will be a more relaxed occasion after the gruelling efforts he ran in such freezing conditions last year. When he talks about the incredible challenge he faced, he talks about the spiritual, physical and psychological aspects of a challenge, only ever completed by eleven others.“It’s very hard to say what inspires someone to do this but sometimes you feel inside that you have to do something. But it was the right time, the right place and the right ultra (marathon) to do and that what’s happened …. every decision you make is life and death.“When it goes to minus 30 or minus 45 and minus 50, the freezing ice comes in, the snow starts to fall and you really are trying to keep the mind going but the hallucinations are something else.“When you start to hallucinate, you can’t tell the difference between reality, surreality, what is and what is not. They are the dangerous times. Then you are walking on frozen oceans…. the challenges are on every single level,” he says. When he participates in RITH 2016, he will be combining his passion for running with his another love, the Irish language.His family was, he says, “always sympathetic” to Irish and he received post-primary education through the native language.A Limerickman, he also helped establish two Gaelscoils, Gaelscoil Ó Doghair and after that Gaelcholáiste Uí Chonba in his native county.You only need to write into google or youtube the words “running and health” to see the enormous effects which athletics can have on people’s health. Quoting the Irish proverb, Is fear rith maith ná drochsheasamh, Dáithí explains in simple terms the benefits of running. At “every level”, he says, sport is important. “It adds much to the spirit of the soul and your body. There is no doubt that sport helps a person on every level. I am always running and absorbing the beauty of the world on the roads, on mountains, on hills and in isolated places all over the world. “There is no doubt that running adds to the health of a person, not only in the body but also in the soul and in the head. If something is annoying you, put on your runners and go out walking or running in the air.” As a retired school principal, he freely admits that he doesn’t mind being away from the stress involved in teaching. The creativity of the children of the country is something he occasionally misses but now he has more time for running. And sometimes he now trains twice a day.Daithí Ó Murchú will be taking part in RITH 2016. Thousands are expected to take part in the relay-fun-run that will go through every county in Ireland from March 4th-14th as part of the national 1916 centenary commemorations.For more information on RITH 2016, see www.rith.ie.THOUSANDS OF RUNNERS SET FOR RITH 2016 was last modified: February 17th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA REACH ULSTER FINAL OF SCOR

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 18th January 2014Scor na nOg Eight young people from Buncrana Gaa Club will be representing both club and county at the Ulster Final of Scor na n-Óg in Armagh on Saturday. These talented youngsters are the sole Donegal representatives left in this year’s competition.They are competing in the Léiriú section of the competition and will perform a drama about St. Columba’s arrival on the Scottish island of Iona. The piece was written and produced by Patricia Doherty (Tinney). Club Scor Officer, Sinéad Mc Laughlin, praised the young actors for their commitment and hard work in preparing for the Ulster Final. Having defeated the Derry champions in the Ulster semi-final they are looking forward to performing against the champions from Down and Monaghan.It would be a great boost for the kids if there was good support present from the town and Inishowen. Buncrana GAA is urging as many people as possible to make the trip to Armagh next Saturday. The club may look at arranging a bus if there is sufficient demand. Come on the Buncrana kids!Membership registration nights will be held in The Clubhouse from 6.30pm to 8.00pm as follows – Tues 4th Feb U8s, 10s & 12s; Wed 5th Feb U14s, 16s & minors; Thu 6th Feb Adults. U6 registrations will be taken at their training session on Fri 7th Feb. There will be underage managers available on the appropriate nights to discuss registration fee, contact details, training, match information and various courses for helpers.NB:- membership does not guarantee match tickets and only adult members can be considered for ticket allocation. Please see our Facebook page, Website and notices in The Clubhouse for membership fees, or contact secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie if you have any further queries. CLG Bun Cranncha is in the process of recruiting team managers for our Senior, Reserve and Under 21 football teams for the 2014 year. If you are interested in applying for any of the posts, please contact the secretary at secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie on or before 24th January 2014.A special word of thanks to outgoing football managers, Paul McMenamin, Lawrence Hegarty, Stephen and Paul McGonigle for their contributions in 2013. We wish them every success for the future and look forward to their continued involvement in the Club. Go raibh mile maith acu go leir.U14 hurling/football training takes place every Monday and Thursday 6.30 – 7.30pm until further noticeU12 Hurlers played the first round of the North Antrim league on Saturday in Burnfoot. They had a very successful day winning all their matches in impressive style. They played against Burt, Slaughneil, Carn Tochair and St. Marys Rasharkin. A great start to the year and well done to all involved!U8 Football will resume this Friday evening at 7.30pm in Crana College. Please note that if your child was born in 2006 or 2007 and they would like to learn GAA footballing skills then bring them along, they will learn new skills, get some exercise and have great fun into the bargain! All new and existing members welcome. Upcoming Ulster Hurling Indoor Tournaments – Managers and Coaches and Bord na nOg Chair and PRO will forward details to interested parties later. The games will be held between 18th January – 29th March.Ulster GAA will be hosting a number of Provincial Indoor Tournaments for clubs to take part in. These Blitzes are to complement the ones being run regionally and within each county. They will all take place in the Meadowbank sports Arena in Magherafelt.This concept is based on the successful Competitions we already have at U10 level and the U18 Competition which was run in North Antrim last year.Santa Photos Parents should note that the Santa photos are ready for collection in Pixcam, the photo store beside the Drift Inn. Parents should also be aware that gumshields can be bought from managers and Elizabeth Anne will also have them available on Registration Days.GAA Dinner Dance Now that everyone has recovered from Christmas and New Year we’d like to announce that our annual dinner dance has been set for Saturday 22nd February in the Inishowen Gateway. Tickets are €25 and details to follow.Please Note: Patricia McMenamin and the McLaughlin Family (Malin) are holding a fund-raising table quiz in memory of Club stalwart, the late Eamon Mc Menamin, in the Malin Hotel on Friday 28th January at 9pm. All proceeds go to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny hospital. More details to follow.Buncrana GAA LottoThe numbers drawn for this week’s Lotto were 8, 10, 15, 21The Jackpot wasn’t won this week but the five €20 winners were:Noel Mc Ginley, Mill Lane, BuncranaNoel Jones, InchMichael Mc Laughlin, BurnfootMaureen Kavanagh, Castle Avenue, BuncranaStephen Mc Lafferty, St Oran’s Road, BuncranaTheir fellow club members would like to thank Áine Daly and Claire McCarron for collecting the Lotto last Saturday. Please donate generously to Davy McConnell and Colm McColgan who will be collecting around the pubs next Saturday night 25th January) – the Jackpot now stands at €3,525…and rising!Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.Buncrana GAA Club Flying the Donegal Flag in Ulster Scor na nOg!Eight young people from Buncrana Gaa Club will be representing both club and county at the Ulster Final of Scor na n-Óg in Armagh on Saturday. These talented youngsters are the sole Donegal representatives left in this year’s competition.They are competing in the Léiriú section of the competition and will perform a drama about St. Columba’s arrival on the Scottish island of Iona. The piece was written and produced by Patricia Doherty (Tinney).Club Scor Officer, Sinéad Mc Laughlin, praised the young actors for their commitment and hard work in preparing for the Ulster Final. Having defeated the Derry champions in the Ulster semi-final they are looking forward to performing against the champions from Down and Monaghan.It would be a great boost for the kids if there was good support present from the town and Inishowen. Buncrana GAA is urging as many people as possible to make the trip to Armagh next Saturday. The club may look at arranging a bus if there is sufficient demand. Come on the Buncrana kids!GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA REACH ULSTER FINAL OF SCOR was last modified: January 19th, 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

Spurs ‘most interested’ club in race to sign wonderkid midfielder

first_imgTottenham are keen on signing Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, according to reports.De Jong, the Netherlands international, is regarded as one of the brightest talents in the European game, and he’s earned admiring glances from a host of clubs. 2 De Jong is regarded as one of the brightest talents in the game It is believed Ajax will not sell De Jong for anything less than £45million (€50m).De Jong has made 47 appearances for Ajax since joining from Willem II in 2015. He made his senior debut for the Netherlands on Thursday as a half-time substitute in a 2-1 defeat of Peru. Barcelona have been trying to tempt the 21-year-old to Camp Nou since last season, while Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund are known to have scouted De Jong.However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Spurs are the side ‘most interested’ in securing De Jong’s services.Ajax refused to sell De Jong over the summer despite receiving offers for their wonderkid, and the player himself was keen on staying in Amsterdam for a further year to continue his development with guaranteed football.However, next summer will see a renewed fight for De Jong, and Spurs are backed to be at the forefront, with the report saying they have ‘enough money to leave behind all their rivals’ having not spent anything during the recently closed transfer window. De Jong has already been capped by the Netherlands despite his youth 2last_img read more

ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC ANNOUNCED AS THE NO.1 CLUB IN IRELAND

first_imgATHLETICS: Finn Valley AC have once again topped the national rankings and have been named as Ireland’s No.1 club.It is yet another superb accolade for the famous athletic club which continually produces a consistent conveyor belt of athletic talent every year.Year after year the club competes and wins at local, provincial and national level. Patsy McGonagle is delighted the club has once again topped the national rankings which is based on performance.McGonagle told Donegal Daily, “The announcement this morning that Finn Valley AC have once again topped the national rankings as Irelands number one club based on THREE days of intense competition from the age group 12 -19 is most welcome and encouraging.“We saw of the challenge of in excess of 200 clubs and having been ahead in the rankings in 2014 and again in the indoor season 2015 it points to a very positive environment at our club.“Scoring strongly in sprints, middle distance, jumps and throws its a testament to serious committment not only by athletes but by coaching, parental support and club leadership. “It is a big deal coming from a rural background to oust the big city clubs most notably from Dublin Cork and Belfast.ATHLETICS: FINN VALLEY AC ANNOUNCED AS THE NO.1 CLUB IN IRELAND was last modified: July 16th, 2015 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 Valley ACnewsNo.1NoticesSportlast_img read more