Ramsay hat-trick boosts Ceres demolition of Meralco

first_imgLATEST 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 Ramsay’s wife, Jodie, and one-year-old son, Oddell Jordan, arrived last week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Creamline on top as Alyssa leaves MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Inspired by the presence of his family who flew in from Australia last week, national team standout Iain Ramsay produced a hat-trick to propel Ceres Negros past leader FC Meralco Manila, 7-0, Saturday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Spanish striker Fernando Rodriguez also came through with a couple of goals while Stephan Schrock accounted for the other goal for the Busmen who moved up to third spot with 19 points, behind Meralco (23 points) and Global Cebu (20).ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It was Ceres’ second straight 7-0 victory after drubbing Ilocos United by the same scoreline last weekend at Panaad Stadium. What made the victory even more remarkable was the fact that the Busmen beat a Meralco side which had brothers Phil and James Younghusband starting.Meralco lost for the first time in 10 matches this seasonFEATURED 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’“When we do it like we did it today, we should have no problems,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic.The Sparks’ misery as they lost for the first time this season. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

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LOOK: NBA teams exploit solar eclipse to mock Phoenix Suns

first_imgAn extremely rare phenomenon took place over the weekend,  as the Great American Eclipse put on a show over the skies of the United States.But sadly for an NBA franchise that shares the name of the massive star, the Phoenix Suns, rival teams took the astronomical event as a chance to poke fun at the Arizona-based squad.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano In honor of the sun being blocked today, here are our best blocks against the @Suns over the past few years! ☀️🌑😎#SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/NcnldLq2Ho— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) August 21, 2017 MOST READ Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder PLAY LIST 05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder00:50Trending Articles01:29Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic01:40Filipinos 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal The Brooklyn Nets could not resist the urge as well and posted a clip of their own.PSA: The @Suns getting blocked beginning at 1:23 Brooklyn time 😎🌑 #SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/srEY1kHlss— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) August 21, 2017ADVERTISEMENT — Phoenix Suns (@Suns) August 21, 2017Screen Grab from Twitter/@Suns As the Moon passed the Earth and “blocked” the Sun, teams collated videos of their players blocking the Suns’ squad, starting with the Atlanta Hawks’s social media team.“In honor of the sun being blocked today, here are our best blocks against the @Suns over the past few years!” the Hawks captioned the video, along with the hashtag #SolarEclipse2017. 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’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img View comments Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Azarenka withdraws from US Open amid child custody dispute The Minnesota Timberwolves also chimed in, sharing a clip of Karl Anthony Towns emphatically swatting Devin Booker’s shot.Here’s how @KarlTowns blocks the Sun. #SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/2fqsQrRcan— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) August 21, 2017The Milwaukee Bucks rounded out the mischievous bunch, claiming to have been blocking the Suns since 1968.Blocking out the Suns since 1968. #SolarEclipse2017 pic.twitter.com/KIBQC0zfE0— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 21, 2017The Suns’ social media team, meanwhile, refused to take the online abuse and threatened to “block” back.  /raWhen the Suns block back 😏 #SolarEclipse17 pic.twitter.com/gU32E0LmzW 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stingslast_img read more

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Final consultations on Amerindian Act slated for this year

first_imgThe Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs will be conducting its final rounds of consultations on the proposed amendments to the Amerindian Act of 2006, by the end of 2018.This was according to Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock, who explained that the Ministry was currently awaiting advice from its technical staff regarding the format the consultations would take this year.The Minister is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying that while the process is taking longer than expected, this year it will be conducted in a more structured manner.Minister Allicock pointed out that the Ministry is very keen on respecting the process of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), which is enshrined in the Act.Additionally, Minister Allicock noted that his office would also be reviewing some of those recommendations made prior to the 2006 Act. “There were lots of ideas, proposals, and suggestions that we can review, to see what might be adequate or relevant to today,” he further explained.The Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister said that the intention was to have all the communities involved in the process. The National Toshaos Council (NTC) and the South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) will also play critical roles in the process.Amending the 2006 Act is expected to resolve many issues within Indigenous communities, especially those regarding land and mining.The Amerindian Act of 2006 was intended to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Indigenous peoples, including the right to life, liberty, expression, movement, protection from slavery and forced labour, culture, and tradition.last_img read more

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Man United trust in Mourinho’s second-season recipe

first_img0Shares0000Jose Mourinho led Manchester United to victory in the League Cup and Europa League last season, the latter yielding a place in the Champions League, but their football was drab and they finished a distant sixth in the Premier League © AFP / DIMITAR DILKOFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 8 – After qualified success in his maiden campaign as Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho will hope to dust off his tried and tested second-season formula in 2017-18.Mourinho led United to victory in the League Cup and Europa League last season, the latter yielding a place in the Champions League, but their football was drab and they finished a distant sixth in the league. Having won the league in his second season in his last five jobs — Porto, Chelsea (twice), Inter Milan and Real Madrid — he will be expected to mount a strong title challenge at the very least.“Can we win it? We can, but maybe we won’t,” Mourinho told ESPN in a recent interview.“Everything is good and strong, but some of them (other clubs) are really strong in the market, so it is going to be difficult.“Normally the second season should be better than the first because you know the club, you know the players. The players, they know you.Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku (pictured) are all over six feet (183cm) tall, giving Manchester United the second-tallest squad in the Premier League behind West Bromwich Albion © AFP / DIMITAR DILKOFF“The club know you can affect in a positive way the structure, you can affect in a positive way the people that work around you.“But this is modern football. It’s getting much harder for everyone, so we don’t know.”United’s signings have been thoroughly in keeping with Mourinho’s pragmatic approach to the game, the Portuguese having galvanised his squad with extra height and muscle.Centre-back Victor Lindelof, midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Romelu Lukaku are all over six feet (183cm) tall, giving United the second-tallest squad in the division behind Tony Pulis’s West Bromwich Albion.Lukaku faces the greatest scrutiny, having been brought in to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the charismatic Swede was released in the wake of the serious knee injury he suffered last season.Lukaku, 24, has scored 87 goals for Everton over the past four seasons, statistics that moved United to sanction a £75 million ($97.9 million, 82.9 million euros) acquisition.– Make-or-break for Martial –With Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney no longer around, there is pressure on Paul Pogba (front) to establish himself as Manchester United’s leader after blowing hot and cold in his first season following his return from Juventus © AFP / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOVBut the Belgium international failed to convince Mourinho during their time together at Chelsea and will be playing in the Champions League proper for the first time.A battering-ram striker in the finest Mourinho traditions, Lukaku’s task is to sharpen an attack that mustered only 54 league goals last season.“I’m here to score goals and be the focal point of the team,” Lukaku said.“At Manchester United, we play to win and that’s the mentality when I get on the pitch.“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity. Now I’m here and it’s time to work hard and, hopefully, deliver.”With Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney no longer around, there is pressure on Paul Pogba to establish himself as the team’s leader after blowing hot and cold in his first season following his return from Juventus.Anthony Martial, meanwhile, faces a make-or-break campaign, having slipped from view last season after failing to earn Mourinho’s trust.The 21-year-old Frenchman faces stiff competition for one of the two or three places in support of Lukaku, with Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard among Mourinho’s other options.Matic, who won the league with Mourinho at Chelsea in 2015, is expected to slot into midfield alongside Pogba and Ander Herrera, with former Benfica man Lindelof due to partner Eric Bailly at centre-back.United face a relatively benign start to the season, Rooney’s return to Old Trafford with big-spending Everton the most taxing assignment of their opening seven fixtures.But October and November bring meetings with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the space of three weeks, by which time United’s Champions League campaign will be in full swing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Atlantis space shuttle to retire first

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Atlantis will be the first of NASA’s three space shuttles to be retired, most likely in 2008, as the shuttle program winds down in four years, a senior agency official said Tuesday. Atlantis’ parts will be used by the remaining shuttles, Discovery and Endeavour, until the aging spacecraft are mothballed in 2010, shuttle program manager Wayne Hale told workers at the Kennedy Space Center last week. Atlantis, which began flying in 1985, was chosen for retirement first since it was scheduled for maintenance, a process that could take two years. The $3 billion shuttle likely will have four or five more flights to the international space station before retirement. “The reasoning is instead of taking it off-line for two years and spending a lot of money to return it to flight when it probably would fly only one time at the most, why spend that extra money, when you don’t need to?” NASA spokesman Bruce Buckingham said Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurantlast_img read more

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POPE FRANCIS SENDS SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND

first_imgPope FrancisPope Francis’ special message to the Irish people on ‘cherishing life, accepting death’ welcomed by Archbishop Kieran O’ReillyPope Francis has sent a special message (see below) to the people of Ireland to mark the celebration of ‘Day for Life’ Sunday today.Day for Life is celebrated each year by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, and in England & Wales, and is dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition. The theme for this year is Cherishing Life, Accepting Death. Printed copies of the bishops’ Day for Life pastoral message Cherishing Life, Accepting Death will be read at Masses across Donegal and Ireland today.The text of the pastoral is available in English (see below), and in the Irish and Polish languages on www.catholicbishops.ie.Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, Archbishop of Cashel & Emly, welcomed this special message from the Pope saying, “A defining theme of the ministry of Pope Francis is his wish for society to redouble its efforts to support people on the margins, as these are the most vulnerable.“This theme is not just motivated by a sociological concern, it also applies to vulnerable stages of the human life cycle, especially to the unborn child and to care of our elderly. Today, as we celebrate our Day for Life message Cherishing Life, Accepting Death, we are honoured that the Holy Father has expressed his prayerful support to us here in Ireland as we highlight the importance of loving life at all times, and to accept the inevitability of death.” This is the Message from Pope Francis to the Irish people for Day for Life Sunday 4 October 2015: Cherishing Life, Accepting DeathThe Holy Father Francis sends prayerful good wishes on the occasion of the Day for Life in Ireland. His Holiness recalls the life and teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi, which show so beautifully how all life is the gift of God, who is “the protector, our guardian and defender” (Laudes Dei altissimi). Let us imitate God in protecting, guarding and defending all human life, in particular, the weakest and most vulnerable: the sick, the old, the unborn, the poor and the marginalized. The Holy Father prays that this Day dedicated to life in Ireland will lead to a renewed recognition that the right to life is the foundation of integral human development and the measure of a truly compassionate society.Archbishop Charles John BrownApostolic Nuncio in Ireland· Text of Day for Life pastoral message for 4 October 2015: Cherishing Life, Accepting Death “How great a lie … to make people think that lives affected by grave illness are not worth living!” – Pope FrancisKathleen, a much-loved grandmother, collapsed at home one Saturday morning and was rushed to hospital. Early signs pointed towards a stroke. The doctors talked about the next twenty-four hours being critical; it seemed like Kathleen might not even survive. The priest was called and Kathleen received the anointing of the sick. Doctors were talking about brain damage and whether interventions might be possible. Suddenly the family was faced with big questions. What would Kathleen have wanted and how could the Church help guide any decisions? How do we accept death when it comes and cherish life while we can?There have been remarkable medical and technological advances so that the chronically ill can receive life-saving treatments. We can be truly thankful for such advances. And yet at some time or other we will all die. These same advances have led to more complex decision-making about appropriate treatment for those who are gravely ill.At the end of life, there are two thoughts that can help guide us all. The first is that we love life. Every person is loved by God and every life is a precious gift never to be destroyed or neglected. It is wrong to hasten or bring about death. God will call us in his own good time.The second is that we accept death. This means there is no obligation to pursue medical treatment when it no longer serves its purpose – that is when treatment is having no effect or indeed harming the patient.We need to prepare to face life-threatening crises. Ideally these difficult and important decisions need to be faced with others – our spouse, our siblings, our extended family members. The family, after all, should be the privileged place where mutual support and understanding occurs.Sometimes difficult decisions need to be made and the views of family and experts should be taken into account. In such situations these two basic questions can guide our decisions:– is this decision loving life?– is this decision accepting the inevitability of death?Depending on the situation we should seek ways to answer yes to both, as life itself is a gift from God, and death but the gateway to new life with Him.· About end of life care, and Day for LifeIf you wish to explore the invitation to ‘Cherish Life and Accept death’ in greater depth, please read End of Life Care: Ethical and Pastoral Issues which was published by Bishops’ Committee for Bioethics in 2002. It can be accessed at http://www.catholicbishops.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/End-of-Life-Care-Ethical-and-Pastoral-Issues-2002.pdf. A special web feature on Day for Life 2015 Cherishing Life, Accepting Death is now available and includes:– reflections from Pope Francis on care for the elderly and on cherishing life– an interview with Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick– video resources on cherishing life and accepting death– Day for Life prayers and reflections– principles from Catholic teaching on end of life decisionsPOPE FRANCIS SENDS SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND was last modified: October 4th, 2015 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)Tags:Catholicsdonegalmessage to IrelandPope Francistextlast_img read more

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Ajax 0-2 Manchester United: Red Devils triumph in emotional Europa League final

first_imgManchester United pulled together in their city’s time of darkness, showing no little skill and spirit to overcome Ajax and win the Europa League.Less than 48 hours after a terror attack killed 22 people and injured many more at Manchester Arena, the club’s fans, players and staff stood unbowed in Stockholm.Football seems trivial at a time of such pain but United embraced the spirit shown in spades by the city they represent, with Jose Mourinho’s men winning the Europa League as goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured a 2-0 triumph against Ajax.United’s first continental trophy in nine years brings with it the welcome boon of Champions League qualification after a disappointing Premier League campaign, but more crucially a cathartic, if temporary, release for some.Nerves were settled at the Friends Arena when Pogba – playing in his second match since his father Fassou Antoine died aged 79 – opened the scoring with a low shot that deflected in off Davinson Sanchez.United’s goal was just reward for a bright start that soon tapered off, only for Mourinho’s men to return impressively from the break as Mkhitaryan directed home acrobatically.Perhaps unsurprisingly, Ajax’s callow side – the youngest ever in a major European final – were unable to find a way back as United added to this season’s EFL Cup and Community Shield triumphs.Europa League glory means United join Ajax, Bayern Munich and Juventus as the only clubs to have won all three major UEFA trophies, including the now-defunct European Cup Winners’ Cup, as well as the Club World Cup or the Intercontinental Cup.But after a tragic few days for their city, most important was their victorious show of defiance that all connected to the club can be proud of.Mourinho’s men stepped away from the brouhaha that normally surrounds the build-up and wore black armbands in Stockholm, where a minute’s silence quickly turned into applause.Stockholm knows all too well the impact of such an attack as just last month five people were killed by a hijacked truck in the city centre, meaning security around the game had already been beefed up.Armed police patrolled the perimeter of a ground that witnessed United’s 64th match of a draining campaign, with the Europa League taking them more than 15,000 miles.There were surprisingly few signs of lethargy early on, though.Pogba’s volley wide after 24 seconds was a shot across the bows for an Ajax defence dragged all over by Marcus Rashford.The Dutch giants were relieved to see Juan Mata’s fizzing cross evade Marouane Fellaini before they flickered into life, with Sergio Romero, selected ahead of David De Gea, denying Bertrand Traore.Yet hope was soon dampened as within minutes Ajax’s first major European final in 21 years became an uphill battle.Neat play down the right ended with Pogba collecting the ball on the edge of the box. The Frenchman opened up his body and took a low 20-yard shot that deflected off Sanchez, wrong-footing goalkeeper Andre Onana and rippling the back of the net.United’s travelling hordes erupted as Pogba punched his chest, celebrating a goal that captain Antonio Valencia soon attempted to add to with a driving run and shot.That was the last chance of note United would muster as Ajax began to settle, although dawdling Sanchez was fortunate not to be picked off by Rashford.Daley Blind brought a timely end to a slaloming run by Traore as the Dutch side were afforded too much time in possession, but a lack of cutting edge meant they were unable to take advantage.United re-grouped at the break and capitalised three minutes after the restart.Chris Smalling rose to meet a corner from the right, heading on for Mkhitaryan to smartly lift into the roof of the net in front of United’s raucous support.Any building tension was released and Ajax struggled to respond to the second-half sucker punch, with Fellaini trying to compound matters with a header saved by Onana.Tempers began to fray on the touchline after a late Mata challenge, while substitute Jesse Lingard was denied a late goal by Sanchez’s recovery challenge.Donny van de Beek was unable to truly test Romero as Ajax looked to claw back a consolation, but it was not to be for Amsterdam side.Wayne Rooney came on for the dying embers and was handed the captain’s armband by Valencia, celebrating wildly with his team-mates at the final whistle. getty 1center_img Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney lifts the Europa League trophy last_img read more

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DONEGAL GAA SIDE NARROWLY LOSE OUT IN FINAL OF 7’S TOURNAMENT IN SAUDI ARABIA

first_imgNa Fianna Tunnellers made up of players from Donegal were narrowly beaten in the finals of a GAA 7’s tournament in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.A GAA team from Donegal narrowly missed out on winning a prestigious 7’s tournament in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday afternoon.Na Fianna Tunnellers was managed by former Dungloe GAA player Brendan The Butcher’ Boyle who also played in goals for the team.The team mainly consisted players from the Rosses area of the county, but also contained Brendan Friel from Termon who enjoyed a fine tournament for the side. The team performed superbly and won both their group games to advance to the semi-final of the competition.In a tense and tight semi-final the Na Fianna Tunnellers managed to win by the minimum to book a place in the final.Captain Denis O’Donnell was in great form as was Michael Boyle who scored some fantastic points from long range.In the final they were narrowly beaten by Arabian Knights in what was described as a brilliant final. Naomh Alee GAA club posted the following match report of the final on their Facebook page.After unbeaten runs in the Group stages, the Arabian Knights and the Donegal side Na Fianna Tunnellers went head-to-head in the cup final.Both had shown a clear capacity to take scores from distance as well as an ability to break down a defense and score crucial scores when needed.The early exchanges were full-on, with neither side giving an inch of ground.The opening point was a well taken score from the Na Fianna side, with the Knights responding, before an infraction in the square resulted in a penalty to the Knights. Skipper Ronan Farrell stepped up and struck well, only to have his shot saved by Brenda ‘Butcher’ Boyle in the Na Fianna goal.A further exchange of points scores took place before the Knights settled and opened up a three point lead at half-time, with Pearse McCartan (Down) and Ronan Farrell (Meath) as well as Galway’s Pat Flynn keeping the Knights scorecard ticking over.The second half opened with a flurry, and Na Fianna found a burst of energy that penetrated the Knights defense, as Michael Boyle and Friel combined to drive the ball to the past the oncoming Eastwood (Australia) in the Knights goal.All square on the scoreboard and all to play for. It was in the last three minutes that the Knights found a little freedom, and with Fermanagh’s Feargal Nolan and Paul Farrell providing a plentiful supply of ball through Flynn and Clares Mark Molyneaux at Midfield, both McCartan and Farrell were able to exploit the space and score two goals in two minutes, that proved the difference in the end.Michael Boyle told Donegal Daily, “It was a great tournament and we surprised ourselves with how well we done.“To be honest we never though we’d do as well as did, but it would’ve been nice to win it having reached the final.“The gaffer (Brendan ‘The Butcher’ Boyle) pulled off a superb save in the final, and I was thinking after that bit of luck it could’ve been our day.“But our lack of fitness kicked in towards the end and they were just a wee bit too strong for us.“It was great to get to the final and give a good account of ourselves and we had a good weekend.DONEGAL GAA SIDE NARROWLY LOSE OUT IN FINAL OF 7’S TOURNAMENT IN SAUDI ARABIA was last modified: February 15th, 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:7’s TournamentGAAnewsSportSudi Arabialast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: FOUR CHARGED OVER €360,000 DONEGAL DRUGS HAUL

first_imgTHREE women and a man have been charged tonight in connection with the seizure of €360,000 worth of cannabis in Donegal on Tuesday evening.The women – one in her 60s and two in their 20s – and a man in his 30s will appear at Letterkenny District Court on Thursday morning.All four are Chinese nationals. They are charged in connection with possession and cultivation of cannabis with intent to supply.The four were formally charged with the offences – in the presence of interpreters – at Letterkenny Garda Station tonight.The arrests followed a lengthy investigation by the Letterkenny Drugs Unit and surveillance of premises at Navenny Street, Ballybofey.Gardaí spent today examining the premises and removing a large number of cannabis plants.They have been sent for analysis, with a pre-analysis street value of €360,000.BREAKING NEWS: FOUR CHARGED OVER €360,000 DONEGAL DRUGS HAUL was last modified: January 23rd, 2014 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) Tags:BallybofeyDrugs findDrugs squadletterkennyNavenny Streetlast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: MAN ACCUSED OF CAUSING INISHOWEN CRASH CHANGES PLEA TO GUILTY

first_imgThe Co Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in Inishowen in 2010 has sensationally pleaded guilty. Shaun Kelly arriving at Letterkenny Circuit court (c) North West NewspixThe trial of Shaun Kelly was due to begin today with defense barrister Peter Nolan saying it could last more than one week.Kelly, 25, of Hill Head, Buncrana appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court as did the families of those who died in the crash outside Clonmany. Mr Kelly had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge shortly before 11m.A jury panel of six men and six woman was then sworn in.However when the case was due to commence, Mr Kelly asked to be re-arranged and changed his plea to guilty.Judge O’Hagan released Mr Kelly on his bail until December 9th. He ordered all the appropriate medical reports be carried out on Mr Kelly.Judge O’Hagan then addressed members of the families who had come to court.He told them “Something distressing but positive has happened and I hope it gives you some closure on the affair.”He then informed them of Mr Kelly’s decision to plead guilty.He then asked one member of each family to provide a victim impact statement to be presented in the future. He also asked each family to nominate one family member to read out that report at a future sitting.The men who died in the crash in Clonmany, Co Donegal, on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.BREAKING NEWS: MAN ACCUSED OF CAUSING INISHOWEN CRASH CHANGES PLEA TO GUILTY was last modified: July 22nd, 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:donegalInishowenpleads guiltyShaun Kellylast_img read more

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