Peace River named most endangered river by the ORC

first_imgIt also comes as no surprise that it cites the Site-C dam as the main reason, claiming if the project is approved later this year it would result in the flooding of more than 80 kilometers of the last largely natural stretch of the waterway.“The dam would have numerous environmental impacts,” the report for the ORC reads. “Key wintering wildlife habitat would be eliminated, several fish species would be severely impacted, recreational values diminished, many scared cultural sites would be lost and the only call 1 agricultural land north of Quesnel would be flooded.” The report goes on to say the dam would have numerous environmental impacts and the project carries an $8 billion price tag for BC Hydro, which it argues already has a huge debt that’s close to being unmanageable.- Advertisement -The council also believes since Site-C has been the focus of increased power generation for so many years, it has prevented the investigation of potentially viable energy alternatives.The council says this is another point which was confirmed by the project’s Joint Review Panel.“The fact that the Peace was nominated by such as massive number during the endangered rivers process highlights what a major and divisive issue Site C is in that part of the province,” Rivers Chair of the ORC of British Columbia, Mark Angelo said.Advertisement Each year, the council solicits and reviews nominations for BC’S Most Endangered Rivers from its’ members and province wide.They now claim to represent close 100 thousand members.last_img read more

Salah voted BBC African Footballer of the Year

first_imgFans voted online at BBC.com/AfricanFootball in record numbers this year for their favourites on the five-man shortlist.The 25-year-old Liverpool star beat Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mané of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses.Mohamed Salah says: “I am very happy to win this award. It’s always a special feeling when you win something. You feel like you did a great year, so I’m very happy. I would also like to win it next year!”Salah, this season’s Premier League top scorer with 13 goals, has enjoyed a stellar year for both club and country.In early 2017, he was the central figure for Egypt as they finished runners-up at the Africa Cup of Nations.Later in the year, the pacey forward had a hand in all seven of the goals that took the Pharaohs to their first World Cup since 1990 – assisting two and scoring five, including the stoppage-time penalty against Congo that qualified them for Russia.“I want to be the best Egyptian ever so I work hard,” added Salah, who has become the third Egyptian to win the award, and first since 2008.After joining Liverpool from Roma in June, the start to his Anfield career could scarcely have gone better as he was named the club’s player of the month in August and September.A goal on his debut helped him rack up seven goals in his first 11 Premier League games, and he has fared even better in the Champions League, with five goals in six group games.“It’s well deserved,” said Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, who handed the trophy to the player at the club’s Melwood training academy.“I am a really lucky person. I had the opportunity to work with a few outstanding players and I am happy that it is now with Mo. The good thing is that he is still young, there is a lot of space for improvement, a lot of potential still that we can work on, but that’s how it should be. It’s a big pleasure, to be honest, to work with him.”Salah now adds his name to a list of African legends, including Abedi Pele, George Weah, Jay-Jay Okocha and Didier Drogba, to have won the BBC African Footballer of the Year prize.“I am very happy to be like them in winning this award,” said the Egyptian, who follows compatriots Mohamed Barakat (2005) and the legendary Aboutreika (2008) in receiving the trophy.Previous winners of the award include:Riyad Mahrez (2016)Yaya Touré (2013 & 2015)Yacine Brahimi (2014)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohammed Salah poses with his BBC AFOTY award at Liverpool’s training ground in Melwood. PHOTO/BBCLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Dec 11- Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted the overall winner of this year’s BBC African Footballer of the Year Award, the first time he has been shortlisted.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp joined presenter Mimi Fawaz at the club’s Melwood training academy to present Salah with the coveted trophy.last_img read more

James Rodriguez – Bayern Munich’s ‘godsend’

first_imgIn Germany, the Colombia international has rediscovered the form which saw him light up the 2014 World Cup and finish as the competition’s top scorer.Working alongside veteran head coach Jupp Heynckes has rejuvenated the 26-year-old after three challenging seasons at Real, where he fell out of favour under Zinedine Zidane.Real paid Monaco 75 million euros ($93 million) in the wake of his dazzling displays in Brazil four years ago, but the Spanish giants shipped him out to Bayern on a two-year loan deal last June.It is a move that will actually cost Bayern only 13 million euros over two seasons, and one that is reaping rich rewards with Rodriguez the provider of six assists and four goals in 16 Bundesliga games.He has found a consistency in Bayern’s attack that only surfaced sporadically while exiled out on the wing at the Bernabeu.His fortunes took off in Munich last October when Heynckes replaced Carlo Ancelotti.“He’s playing in a position he never played at Real Madrid,” said Heynckes.– ‘Fish in water’ –“In Spain, he was playing on the left wing or right wing, but I’m playing him in an attacking middle position.“Here he is like a fish in water.”Rodriguez was instrumental when Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in December to avenge the 3-0 away defeat which cost Ancelotti his job.He wreaked havoc alongside Corentin Tolisso in the centre of the park and set up the Frenchman’s second goal, although Bayern still finished second in the group.Rodriguez has also shone in Bundesliga wins against Bayern’s main rivals — scoring against RB Leipzig, Schalke and Leverkusen while providing two assists against Borussia Dortmund.Rodriguez starred in a 2-0 win over Mainz at the start of February © AFP/File / Daniel ROLANDHe scored a superb free-kick in the 3-1 win at Leverkusen in January and capped a man-of-the-match performance with a goal in a 2-0 victory at Mainz at the start of the month.“His development has been outstanding,” said Bayern defender Mats Hummels. “He is always a weapon 25 metres in front of goal. He has a brutally good left foot.”Rodriguez is Heynckes’s favourite midfielder, starting 12 of his 13 league games since October, and the 72-year-old — a Spanish speaker himself after managing Real Madrid — can also take some credit for helping Rodriguez settle into his new surroundings.“In his current form and how he has integrated, James is a godsend for Bayern Munich,” Heynckes said.“At Real Madrid he wasn’t getting the game time that a player of his calibre deserves.“You get the feeling he is happy in Munich, because it’s not easy when someone comes into a new country, culture, language and way of life.“He is playing well, but he can play better and I have told him personally how I think he can improve.”– No fear –Heynckes has made it clear that he wants Rodriguez to roam the space behind Bayern’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski, encouraged to shoot more and take risks.“He realises that he’s allowed to make mistakes and that it’s not a reflection of his performance if he’s taken off,” added Heynckes.The Colombian’s hard work in training and on the pitch has impressed Bayern’s coach.“James is generous and many people do not see how much he runs, how much he saves himself for the defensive work in the service of the team,” said Heynckes.Bayern are 19 points clear in the Bundesliga and have won 22 of their 23 games since Heynckes took charge.Now Rodriguez sees the Bavarian giants as one of the top teams in Europe.“Bayern is my favourite to win the Champions League,” the Colombian said. “We have a super team with top players. Why shouldn’t we win the Champions League?”And there is no talk of returning to Madrid.“Bayern is fantastic, I’m happy and I can imagine myself playing for many more years here,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000James Rodriguez is looking to reestablish himself as one of the game’s preeminent playmakers after three challenging years at Real Madrid © AFP/File / SASCHA SCHUERMANNBERLIN, Germany, Feb 19 – Unloved at Real Madrid, yet declared a “godsend” by Bayern Munich, James Rodriguez has rebooted his stuttering career in Bavaria and is set to shine again in the Champions League.In his preferred attacking midfield role, Rodriguez is set to face Besiktas on Tuesday in the first leg of the last-16 tie at Munich’s Allianz Arena.last_img read more

Derby land Ince from Championship rivals Hull

first_img1 Derby County have signed Thomas Ince from Hull City for an undisclosed fee.The 23-year-old has signed a four-year contract to become the Rams’ sixth summer signing, following deals for Chris Baird, Darren Bent, Alex Pearce, Scott Carson and Andreas Weimann.Ince spent a successful spell on loan at the iPro Stadium last season, scoring 11 times in 188 appearances, after failing to make an impact at Hull following his move last summer.He leaves the Tigers having made just three starts for Steve Bruce’s side.Derby head coach Paul Clement said: “I’m delighted that we have been able sign Tom Ince on a permanent basis.“I’m aware of the positive impact he had on the side during his time on loan last season from speaking to people at the club, and also watching a number of the matches back myself.“He is an exciting talent, there’s no doubt about it, and he’s another very positive addition to the squad.” Thomas Ince last_img read more

DONEGAL GYMNASTS SHOCK LONDON TO TAKE SILVER!

first_imgA DELIGHTED Donegal gymnastic team are on their way home with silver medals after an amazing performance at the prestigious London Festival of Gymnastics.Donegal gymnastics team scooped silver at the London Gymnastics Festival.The Letterkenny-based Finesse Gymnastics Display Team – 15 Donegal gymnastics ages 8-17 along with team coach and choreographer – are from all over the county.They train under the direction of team coach, Meganne Herron and team choreographer Linda Bennett. The girls qualified for the London festival of gymnastics back in May 2013. This qualification selected the top 60 teams from hundreds of teams across Ireland and Britain.The Finesse Team are the second ever Irish team to make the final stage of the festival.The team travelled to London on Friday last to compete in the event where over 1400 gymnasts participated. They competed against extremely stiff competition from across Britain and Ireland.The gymnasts performed to the very best of their abilities and executed an outstandingly solid and precise routine. Their wonderful performances led to event co ordinator, president of London Gymnastics approaching team manager, Tony King to inform him that the team had caused quite a stirr amongst other teams and coaches.This positive feedback was overwhelming. After this boast of confidence the gymnasts eagerly awaited the final results.The gymnasts were awarded with silver medals for their performance of their routine; Alice in Wonderland, just behind England’s Spirit who are coached by the same coaching team as Britain’s Got Talent winners Spellbound.This placing was accredited to Finesse’s execution, precision and clarity of theme throughout their routine. This is a huge feat for this young team especially as they are the first Irish team to receive this accolade.The team now are looking to set their sights on Europe and are aiming to qualify for European Championships in Italy in July 2014. Who knows what the future may hold for this young and talented team of girls!!! The team members are – Fiona Lafferty, Rachel Canning, Ellie King, Aoife O Connor, Molly Gallagher, Amber Beecroft, Cara Nulty, Orla Lonergan, Aoife Mc Carron, Ciara Beecroft , Adele King, Molly Nulty, Orla McCarron, Ailbhe Gallagher and Tori O Connor.DONEGAL GYMNASTS SHOCK LONDON TO TAKE SILVER! was last modified: October 20th, 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:donegalFinesse Gymnastics Display TeamLondon Festival of Gymnasticslast_img read more

ANNAGRY SIGNS UP FOR A NEW POST!

first_imgLast week there was much debate after we revealed how An Post incorrectly spelled the name of Annagry Post Office.The company have swiftly lived to correct their mistake (an extra ‘A’) while ensuring they stick to the ‘letter’ of the law!A new sign was put in the post and has now been erected at the West Donegal village’s post office. Luckily it didn’t happen during the Christmas rush.Or there could have been a lot of ‘Annagry’ customers.  ANNAGRY SIGNS UP FOR A NEW POST! was last modified: October 16th, 2012 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:An PostANNAGRY POST OFFICEnew signlast_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division One St. Catherines Reserves 2 Erne Wanderers 3Saints played host to neighbours Erne Wanders of Ballyshannon in Emerald Park. The home side opened the scoring on eighteen minutes when Brian Smith scored from a corner kick delivered by Donal Mc Guire. Michael Ward levelled the scores on thirty four minutes when his shot from inside the eighteen yard box found the top corner. Erne took control of the game and pressed for a second. It came on forty three minutes when Ward nipped in behind The Saints’ defence and placed his shot neatly under the keeper.The second half saw Erne start the brighter and on fifty five minutes David Dolan scored Erne’s’ third when he pounced on a loose ball and fired high into the top corner of the net. Gary Cunningham scored for The Saints on seventy five minutes when he headed home from a cross by Donal Mc Guire. The Saints pressed hard for the third but it didn’t come. Referee: Liam FarrenCastlefin Celtic Reserves 0 Glencar Celtic 6This match was reversed to the flagpole in Rathmullan. Glencar had a sluggish start but after they broke the deadlock the flood gates opened and they went in 4-0 to the good at half time with braces from Pajo and Froggy.The second half was very dead and Castlefin defended well with their keeper making countless good saves. However Paddy Collins and Chris Malseed did find the net with 2 late goals. Best for Glencar were Ruairi Kelly and Chris Malseed. Team performance from Castlefin. Referee: Kevin LogueGlenea United Reserves 4 Ramelton Mariners 0In wintry conditions it was the home side that came out on top with a well earned victory over the Mariners. Glenea started brightly and had the away side under pressure but were unable to find the finishing touch. As the half progressed Ramelton came more into the game and came close with a couple of efforts. Glenea opened the scoring on 38 minutes when Padraig McGee’s free-kick was misjudged by the away keeper and the ball ended up in the back of the net. Glenea continued to dominate in the 2nd half and extended their lead on 55 minutes when Ramelton’s keeper saw his attempted clearance blocked by Dean Gallagher and the ball rebounded into the net. Glenea ‘s 3rd goal arrived on 70 minutes when Dean Gallagher got down the right and his cross shot found Tommy Rodgers who slotted home. Glenea completed the scoring on 87 minutes when good interplay between Shane Coll and Tommy Rodgers allowed Rodgers to drill the ball across the goalmouth where Dean Gallagher stabbed the ball home. Best for Glenea were Declan Mc Garvey, Sean Sweeney and Dean Gallagher, while it was team effort from Ramelton Referee: Barry HunterMulroy Celtic 1 Orchard F.C. 2Played in crisp dry conditions both teams enjoyed spells of possession but very few clear cut chances were created. The game remained scoreless until half time. The away side broke the deadlock when a simple free kick was floated into box was exquisitely flicked into the net by Niall Bonnar. The second followed soon after, with an element of luck, when Charles McLaughlin headed against a Mulroy defender and it trickled into the net. In fairness to Mulroy heads didn’t drop. A very determined run from Seamus Coyle ended up with Packie Mc Elwaine who rounded the keeper and expertly dispatched into the net. Orchard left with all three points. Chuckie and Bonnar were impressive all day for away side. Eamon Sweeney was best for Mulroy.Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two Arranmore United 1 Donegal Town Reserves 3Donegal Town travelled to the Island this weekend and showed their title aspirations with a determined 3-1 victory. Gavin Mc Glanaghy put Arranmore one up early on with a left footed strike from the edge of the box.. This is how it stayed until two minutes before half-time when Daniel Mc Hugh jinked inside the box beating two players before tucking the ball home.. Donegal started the second half the brighter and Daniel Mc Hugh made it 2-1 when he toe poked home from a corner which wasn’t cleared. Arran went close straight afterwards but Donegal caught the home defence on the hop as a great cross from the right found James Feignedly at the back post and he headed homeGlenree United Reserves 2 Strand Rovers 1In fine conditions for football in Glenree Park it was the homeside who totally dominated the first ten minutes playing some fine passing football. They were rewarded in the 8th minute when a header from Robert Moore opened the scoring. Glenree were opening up the strand defence at will but some super goalkeeping and some poor finishing kept the away team in the match. The away side stuck at it and we’re rewarded in the 30th minute when Brendan Glackin broke free to round the keeper and slide it into the empty net. The away side got a great lift from this and upped their game coming close to taking the lead only for some great keeping by Daryl Gibson. In the second half Glenree started brightly again but failed to capitalise on their chances. The away side still threatened in the second half but couldn’t find the vital pass in the final third. Then in the 67th minute Max Davis swung in a superb cross for Karl Mc Elhinney to nod past the keeper. The last 20 minutes were well battled out by the two sides with both keepers pulling off top drawer saves. Glenree saw the game out and earned a tough three points. Great team effort from Strand Rovers. Best for Glenree were Karl Mc Elhinney and Daryl Gibson.Gweedore United Reserves 4 Milford United Reserves 0(Report to Follow)Keadue Rovers Reserves 4 Cranford United Reserves 1Keadue continued their decent start to Division 2 of the Saturday league with this good win over Cranford at Central Park. The game started off fairly lively with both sides making chances. Following a good spell from the home side they went ahead on ten minute when Adrian Hanlon took down the ball at the edge of the area and chipped it ball over the keeper for a fine finish. They could’ve went further ahead but Cranford cleared the ball off the line a few times. By midway through the half Cranford were coming into the game but not forcing Keadue’s .keeper into any saves. In the last ten minutes of the half Keadue upped the tempo and had a number of good efforts from Corey Gallagher and Adrian Hanlon. On forty two minutes the home side took control. Following a great ball from Adrian Hanlon Ryan Greene controlled well and finished over the keeper. A minute after that Corey Gallagher rounded off a good Keadue move with a shot to the corner of the net. Into the second half and Cranford had a bit more urgency and on fifty six minutes came close from a free kick which was well saved by Danny Rodgers. Adrian Hanlon made it 4-0 with another good individual effort. To their credit Cranford kept plugging away and got a consolation goal when Kevin Fisher poked home on eighty six minutes. A good victory for the home side for whom Adrian Hanlon, Ryan Greene and Chris Greene were impressive and a good team effort from Cranford.Referee : John Sheamus O’ FhearraighDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSUNDAYUlster Junior ShieldWhitestrand United 1 Buncrana Harps 0On a cold fresh day Whitestrand United played Buncrana Harps on Whitestrand Park. The Strand started at a high tempo and were rewarded early on with the opening goal from Michael Sweeney. It was a great goal from the front man who held off the defender before firing past the despairing dive of the Buncrana keeper. After about 15 minutes Buncrana began to settle but still struggled to trouble the Whitestrand keeper. Sean Gallagher was putting in an excellent performance in the middle of the park and he had a strike which went narrowly over. On 35 minutes the most contentious decision of the game arrived when Michael Sweeney seemed to be tripped in the box. However the referee waved the game on much to the distain of the local support.The second half began with both teams well matched. Again Strand produced an effort early in the half but it went narrowly over the bar. Most of the chances seemed to come the Strand’s way with Michael Sweeney and Paul Lynch both having efforts on goal. Best for the Strand were Michael Sweeney and Sean Gallagher. Referee: Gerry Gallagher.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 Milford United 1On a day when the Greenbrae resembled a potato field more than a soccer pitch Milford settled quickest and had Lifford on the back foot from early in the game. Lifford struggled to get out of their own half thanks to good play from Gary Merrit and PJ Hagan. Milford got their reward when Christy Mc Cafferty finished well from a Burke cross giving Paul Given in the Lifford goal little chance as half time loomed. A few harsh words during Lifford’s half time team-talk seemed to spring the border town men into life as the second half began. It was now Milford’s turn to be on the back foot as Johnny Robb calmly finished following a through ball from Johnny Mahon on 50 minutes. The game hung in the balance until 70 minutes when up popped David Gethins with the important winner following a cross from Ross Porter. Milford continued to press as full time approached and almost grabbed a draw only for the heroic Mark McNulty to make a goal line clearance in the 90th minute. Good all round performances from both teams.Cranford United 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2Cranford and Kilmacrennan played an entertaining draw in Cranford Park. Cranford had a few great chances through Brendan Giles and Shaun Mc Elwaine. They took the lead when Kyle Black finished brilliantly from the edge of the box after receiving a cross from Brendan Giles. Kilmacrennan then equalised when a Timmy Burke cross was deflected into the Cranford net. Cranford then went close when Kyle Black rounded the keeper but his shot was cleared of the line. Kilmacrennan took the lead after good work from Edwin Doherty to finish from a tight angle.Cranford started the second half on top and equalised when Kyle Black finished well from inside the box. Kyle Black and Seamie McLaughlin were best for Cranford. Team effort by Kilmacrennan.Glenea United 1 Gweedore Celtic 0In fine conditions for football it was the home side that earned a hard fought victory in this Gaeltacht derby. In a tight 1st half neither side was given any time on the ball and chances were at a premium. Gweedore’s best effort came on 38 minutes when, from a free-kick into the box, the ball broke to Fionan Diver but his effort was well saved by Joe Coll. Glenea’s best moment came on 40 minutes when a Denis Boyle in-swinging free-kick was not dealt with by the away defence but Paul McBride cleared off the line. At the start of the 2nd half it was the visitors that started the strongest with Glenea finding it difficult to get out of their half. Despite their dominance Gweedore were finding it hard to create any clear cut chances until the 65th minute when Colin Ferry’s through ball found Declan Doherty but his effort was well saved by Joe Coll. On 70 minutes Glenea opened the scoring when Sean Coll’s cross from the left found Kevin Mulhern and he drilled the ball across the face of the goal where Sean McBride reacted quickest to stab the ball home. Gweedore pushed hard for an equaliser but the home defence denied them any clear cut chances. Best for Glenea were Paul Sweeney and Kevin Mulhern while Jamie Boyle and Brendan Mc Geady were best for Gweedore. Referee: Kevin Logue.Rathmullan Celtic 2 St. Catherines 2On a bitterly cold afternoon at the Seaside St Catherines showed tremendous determination and fighting spirit to peg their hosts back and claim a share of the spoils. The home side raced in a two goal lead inside 20 minutes but found the Killybegs outfit in little mood to cave in. Brian Dorrian’s team emerged after half time to put their mark on the game and although it seemed the Celts had weathered the storm Christopher Cunningham’s late goal meant it was a point apiece from this game. With ten minutes gone birthday boy Eamonn Sheridan fired the Hoops ahead in stunning fashion. St Catherines had their brightest moment of the half when some neat interplay down the left got Gareth Concarr in and his stinging shot was well saved by Ian Strain. On 20 minutes Dara Patton was fouled on the edge of box and from the resultant free Paddy ‘Craig’ Sheridan lashed home an unstoppable low drive to double Rathmullan’s advantage. Before the break Strain was forced into a double save as Shane Molloy’s shot was palmed into the path of home defender Kieran Gorman who almost turned the ball into his own net but for the reactions of his goalkeeper.Dorrian made a swift tactical change at the break with Jason Noctor moving into a much more advanced position and the goal poacher soon rewarded the move. He raced onto a long ball and beat Strain to the chase before knocking the ball over the keeper into an unguarded goal to bring the game alive once more. Three minutes from full-time St. Catherines were awarded a free on the half way line and the ball was knocked long. It fell to Cunningham whose crisp right-foot strike flew into the bottom corner giving Strain no chance. On the balance of play a fair outcome for both sides although Rathmullan will be disappointed to have conceded so late in the game. Best for St. Catherines were Mc Guire and Noctor. For Rathmullan Ian Strain was best. Referee: Joe McHughCurragh Athletic 2 Donegal Town 4Donegal got their first win of the season with a fine performance over fellow Premier Division newcomers Curragh Athletic. Donegal started well and got the opening goal when Kevin Devaney’s defence splitting pass allowed the lively David Harron to round the advancing ‘keeper and slide the ball home. Donegal doubled their lead before half time when Ryan Earley’s long range effort was deflected past the Curragh net-minder. Curragh started well after half time and went close when a well struck free kick came back off the crossbar. Donegal reinforced their dominance when David Harron jinked his way through the Curragh defence only to be brought down for a penalty. Early converted the penalty expertly to double his tally and when David Bustard scored from a corner shortly after the three points were all but sealed. Curragh battled hard to their credit and scored two late consolation goals through Ryan Carlin, who finished well inside the area, and through Neil Lloyd who scored from long range. Ryan Earley, David Harron and Gary Ward impressed for Donegal while Curragh put in a solid team performance. Referee: Ed MooreWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 6 Eany Celtic 2Keadue Rovers had their first victory of the season in Division 1 following this convincing win over Eany Celtic at Central Park. Keadue took the lead on fourteen minutes when Adam Neely found some space and his low shot from the edge of the area went under the keeper. They doubled it two minutes before the interval. Into the second half and Keadue remained on top and made it 3-0 on fifty six minutes. Ryan Greene who missed a chance a few minutes earlier made no mistake at the back post. Just after the hour mark sub Adrian Hanlon made it 4-0 with a finish again at the back post following a good passing move. Eany pulled a goal back from a set piece on sixty five minutes when Stephen Meehen scored. The home side were very dangerous on the break getting plenty of joy down the left wing and they made it 5-1 when David Ward back heeled to the net on eighty minutes following good work from Adrian Hanlon. Eany pulled another one back five minutes from the end when Mark Sweeney’s attempted clearance was blocked by James Flynn and this rebounded to the net. Adrian Hanlon with the last kick of the game volleyed home Keadue’s sixth goal. A much needed win for Keadue for whom Adam Neely and Ryan Greene were impressive. A good team performance from Eany. Referee: Victor Rainey.Bonagee United 1 Drumoghill F.C. 3Sean Crossan came close for the home team on fourteen minutes when his corner kick hit the back post and the defence cleared. Two minutes later Liam O’ Donnell for the visitors saw his shot saved from six yards after a good ball from Michael Doherty. Kevin Doran saw his strike on twenty minutes from twenty yards turned over the bar by Regan in the Drumoghill goal. The visitors took the lead on forty minutes when a corner kick was headed to the roof of the net by David O’Carroll. The home team levelled the match on the hour when a Garry Patton free just outside the box was blocked by the wall and the striker was firs t to react and hammer the rebound into the bottom corner of the net. The visitors took the lead again on sixty five minutes when Michael Doherty cut in from the right and hammered the ball into the bottom corner of the net. The home team had half chances through Coyle, Doran and Patton as did Drumoghill through Doherty, O’ Donnell and Rodgers. The visitors got their third on eighty minutes when Liam O’Donnell was put through after a quick throw in by Brian Coll and the big striker hammered home from ten yards. Team efforts by both sides. Referee: Paddy MartinGweedore United 3 Castlefin Celtic 1This game played at Carrickboyle under the floodlights on Saturday night in front of a large attendance saw the home side claim the three points in what was an excellent game of football between two good sides. The home side took the lead in the 20th minute when a good passing move ended with Michael Connolly putting Ciaran Mc Fadden through with an excellent pass which Mc Fadden finished well with a left foot shot into the top corner to make it 1-0.The Castlefin men were back level 6 minutes later when another good passing move was well finished by JP Malley from 10 yards to make it 1-1. The home side were back in front three minutes later when Keith Sweeney’s corner was headed into the back of the net by Joe Duffy to make it 2-1 at half time. In the second half the good play continued from both sides with JP Malley, Matthew O’ Rourke and Colin Carlin going close for the visitors and Ciaran Mc Fadden, Michael Connolly and Ciaran Gillespie going close for United. Gweedore secured the three points in the 70th minute with Joe Duffy again on the mark when he shot from six yards past Lafferty in the Castlefin nets.. This was an entertaining encounter and credit to both sides for playing a quick passing game throughout. Damien Mc Anenny and JP Malley excelled for Castlefin and it was a good team performance from United with Joe Duffy and Darren Ferry outstanding on the night. Referee: Brian O’ KaneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 Cappry Rovers 2Kerrykeel ‘71 dropped two points at home after letting a two goal lead slip up. The ‘71 started at a lightning pace and were in front on fifteen seconds when Fergal Friel crossed for Mark Friel to tap home. Before Cappry knew what hit them they were two behind, this time Kevin Loughrey crossed from the left and Johnny Friel headed home from ten yards. Kerrykeel missed two great chances on fifteen and twenty minutes to kill the game with Kevin Loughrey and Johnny Friel both putting their shots high and over the bar. Cappry got back into the game on the stroke of half-time when Paddy Mc Nulty scored after a goal mouth scramble.Cappry started the second half on top and tested Shaun Friel on a number of occasions. With twenty five minutes left Kerrykeel broke down the right and Mark Friel was played in by Paddy Mc Grenaghan. Just as he was about to fire home he was taken down by a Cappry defender and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Mark Friel stepped up but sent his spot kick wide. Cappry pushed and got their second on eighty five minutes from ex-Mulroy Celtic player Ciaran Gallagher. Both teams had chances to win it near the end with Mc Nulty for Cappry and Seimi Friel for Kerrykeel both going close. Best for Kerrykeel ‘71: Marty Mc Ateer. Team effort from Cappry Rovers.Lagan Harps 2 Dunkineely Celtic 3Lagan and Dunkineely served up an entertaining encounter at Orchard Park. Lagan got off to a great start when Eunan Diver headed home a Damien Mc Fadden free kick on five minutes. Dunkineely began to take over in midfield and equalised on twenty minutes. Pauric Cunningham scored with a Beckham like effort when his long ball forward from the half way line sailed in over the Lagan keeper’s head. Dunkineely’s Adrian Nesbitt then hit a thunderous shot from thirty five yards which crashed off the crossbar. Dunkineely took the lead on thirty five minutes when the Lagan keeper spilled a high cross and Peter Alvey tapped home. They scored their third on forty minutes when Adrian Nesbitt picked up a poor kick out and raced through to score. The second half was the opposite of the first with Lagan enjoying the lion’s share of possession. On fifty five minutes Lagan’s Ross Hamlyn got over a great cross but John Mc Mullin saved Austin Marron’s close range effort. Ross Hamlyn then missed a great chance when put through by Austin Marron. Dunkineely threatened a couple of times on the break with Adrian Nesbitt and Adrian Ward going close. Lagan finally pulled a goal back on eighty minutes when Declan Sweeney volleyed home in a scramble after a Lagan free kick. James Gillen then missed a great opportunity to equalise when his close range effort was straight at John Mc Mullin. Adrian Ward then forced a good save from Michael Toner on the break, Lagan pressed to the end but to no avail. For Dunkineely Adrian Nesbitt and Adrian Ward were best while for Lagan Ross Hamlyn and Paul Rodgers were best. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 0 Copany Rovers 2Copany Rovers took all three points with a very strong first half performance. They went ahead when Rooney scored after a corner. They went two up a few minutes later when they broke at speed and finished well. Raphoe never got into it and had keeper Micheal Curran to thank for keeping it at two with some fine saves. Raphoe came into it in the second half but Copany soaked up the pressure and held on to claim the points. Michael Curran was best for Raphoe while Copany produced a good team performance. Referee: BarryDunlewy Celtic 2 Ballybofey United 0Winter is settling into the hills of Dunlewey and it was a cold afternoon for both these two teams in strong winds. The home side took the lead with Mc Geady scoring from just outside the box. The home side playing with the wind were unlucky not to increase their lead with John Cannon and Michael Rotary coming close. The second half was very intense with the wind picking up the home side facing an uphill battle as the visitors, with the wind at their backs, felt they could get back on level terms. Indeed they were unlucky with Cathal Gillespie pulling of some fine saves. The home side manage to hit on the break when a clearance fell to Hugo Cannon who brought the best out of the visiting keeper but his save fell to Manus Cannon who knocked home to secure the spoils.Convoy Arsenal 1 Deele Harps 0The game started tentatively with both teams battling for possession in the middle of the pitch. Convoy really upped the tempo with about 10 minutes remaining in the first half but it ended scoreless at the break. The second period continued with Convoy on top. They got the breakthrough in the 47th minute via a great strike from the edge of the box by John Kee. Deele tried to get back into the game but Convoy controlled the ball well. Convoy had a few chances on the break but the game ended 1 – 0 with Convoy taking the three points. Best for Deele Conor and Emmett Catterson. A really good squad performance from Convoy. Referee: John Coyle.Letterbarrow Celtic 1 Drumbar F.C. 1Letterbarrow started this game very brightly and went close through Feet Murrin after he was played through by Stephen Graham on ten minutes. The home side thought they had the lead on twenty minutes when Christy Burke headed just wide from a corner. Howeve, Caolan Loughney broke the deadlock when he nodded home a corner for the visitors on thirty minutes and Drumbar held a one nil lead at the break. Both sides battled hard in the second half and Letterbarrow got their equaliser on sixty five minutes when Declan Gallagher volleyed home from six yards. Both sides had a chance to take all points late on but the game ended all square. Best for Letterbarrow were Declan Gallagher and Pauric Coyle. Mark Butler and Shane Browne were best for Drumbar.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves 2 v 3 Erne WanderersCastlefin Celtic Reserves 0 v 6 Glencar CelticGlenea United Reserves 4 v 0 Ramelton MarinersMulroy Celtic 1 v 2 Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United 1 v 3 Donegal Town ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves P v P Tullyvinney RoversGlenree United Reserves 2 v 1 Strand RoversGweedore United Reserves 4 v 0 Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves 4 v 1 Cranford United ReservesSUNDAYUlster Junior ShieldWhitestrand United 1 v 0 Buncrana HarpsBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 v 1 Milford UnitedCranford United 2 v 2 Kilmacrennan CelticGlenea United 1 v 0 Gweedore CelticRathmullan Celtic 2 v 2 St. CatherinesCurragh Athletic 2 v 4 Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 6 v 2 Eany CelticBonagee United 1 v 3 Drumoghill F.C.Gweedore United 3 v 1 Castlefin CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 v 2 Cappry RoversLagan Harps 2 v 3 Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 0 v 2 Copany RoversDunlewy Celtic 2 v 0 Ballybofey UnitedConvoy Arsenal 1 v 0 Deele HarpsLetterbarrow Celtic 1 v 1 Drumbar F.C.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 16-11-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC v Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoStrand Rovers v Keadue Rovers ReservesGweedore United Reserves v Cranford United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversSUNDAY 17-11-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United v Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers v Gweedore UnitedEany Celtic v Bonagee UnitedCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps v Ballybofey UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Dunlewy CelticWhitestrand United v Glenree UnitedOscar Traynor TrophySligo / Leitrim League v Donegal Junior LeagueDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 10th, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

COMMUNITY’S ANGER AS RETENTION GRANTED FOR CONTROVERSIAL BEACH CENTRE

first_imgThe community at Aghadachor in Carrigart has reacted with anger to confirmation that Donegal County Council has granted retention permission for a basement at the nearby beach activity centre.The residents became aware of the decision last Friday and Tony McCarry, Chairman of the Action Group said they had been predicting this outcome for several months. He said they felt their concerns had not been addressed in any serious manner in the first instance by many of those with whom they tried to engage on the matter over these past six months.“In the circumstances none of us involved in the campaign are surprised but we will now have to look at where we go next. The fact that the Council has granted permission for the basement does not mean the battle is over… far from it,” he added.Cllr. Ian McGarvey who has played a leading role in the campaign since last September said he is dismayed by the decision of the council’s planning department.He said he had only returned from the USA at the weekend and he was shocked to be told by ‘a third party’ of the decision. He said he was seeking further clarification from the Council. However he did acknowledge that the only real course of action was an appeal to An Bord Pleanala which he was actively encouraging.The residents are meeting later this week to consider their legal options and the possibility of appealing the decsion to An Bord Pleanalla.In a statement to the Tirconaill Tribune the Aghadachor group said: “T&G Properties have received permission to retain the unplanned basement of the Beach Activity Centre presently nearing completion at Aghadachor. The building commenced some eighteen months ago with plans which did not contain any basement. Only within the past few months did Donegal County Council Planning Department discover that a substantial basement has been built into the foundation of the building.“An enforcement order was placed on the building by the council planning department resulting in a retention application by the developer. There were fifteen local objections to the planning retention application! The basement contains electrical, plumbing and storage facilities – all within a few metres of the beach high water mark. Planning permission was granted on 21st March.“There is a further enforcement order in place for the removal of a grossly unsightly geo-tube running along the inner beach. At high tide the geo-tube did not prevent a tidal overflow.“Presumably the beach has not required tidal prevention for the past hundreds of years. Shades of King Canute attempting to prevent the tide from rising and falling. A retention decision is awaited from Donegal County Council. “A planning application for a golf driving range on the Aghadachor site has been refused on the basis of public safety.“The Right of Way for all local people who use the beach at Aghadachor continues to be problematic. Residents within the compound have very limited access and are required to escort their visitors to and from their homes.“Access for emergency vehicles would appear to have been overlooked – despite the statutory requirement of the Council to protect and facilitate Rights of Way within a locked up compound!Mayor McGarvey and Councillor MrBrearty have undertaken investigative consultations with Donegal County Council,” concluded the statement. COMMUNITY’S ANGER AS RETENTION GRANTED FOR CONTROVERSIAL BEACH CENTRE was last modified: March 27th, 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:beach activity centreCarrigartDonegal County Councillast_img read more

Rosamond’s biggest challenge

first_img Guard Chris Winner, a second-team all-league selection last season, is Rosamond’s only returning lineman. Center Jason Del Toro and guard Javier Navarro are converted running backs. Tackle Jesus Chamorro is a converted tight end, and tackle Cody Hubkey is a first-year player. Winner and Hubkey are the only players who weigh more than 200 pounds. Del Toro and Navarro each weigh 180 and Chamorro 170. The unit will get help. Rizer said he plans to take advantage of tight end Eric Leon’s and running back Spencer Rodney’s athleticism and versatility. The coach also said he likes his chances with an offensive line that’s overachieved under the tutelage of offensive line coach Chance Tapia, a former Rosamond player. “They’ve done a remarkable job in the trenches for some smaller guys,” Rizer said. Ejection: Vasquez quarterback Joe Perez was charged with an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty for his involvement in an altercation in Friday’s 56-14 victory over Santa Clara of Oxnard. The penalty carries a one-game suspension, so he won’t eligible to play in Vasquez’s homecoming game Nov. 11 against Rio Hondo Prep of Arcadia. Vasquez coach Doug Odum said Perez retaliated after being struck by one of the Santa Clara players in the game’s final seconds. He plans to appeal the suspension. “(Perez) got nailed from behind, and, of course, he gets the flag,” Odum said. Odum said the Santa Clara coaching staff didn’t properly control its players, who he alleged took cheap shots at his players throughout the game. Vasquez will not renew its contract with Santa Clara, Odum said. “We’re not going to bother playing with those creeps again,” he said. Also: Vasquez slot receiver Garrett Watt played Friday despite an Achilles’ tendon injury originally feared to be season-ending. He’s awaiting results of an MRI taken last week but is expected to continue playing in a limited role. … Mojave snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a 46-13 High Desert League victory over Kern Valley of Lake Isabella. The Mustangs (3-4, 1-2) need to win their two remaining regular-season games (against Desert and Frazier Mountain of Lebec) to secure an eighth consecutive playoff appearance. Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Rosamond’s high-powered offense is averaging 31.5 points, but the Roadrunners haven’t faced a defense such as Bishop’s. The Broncos have allowed only 8.5 points per game, made 18 sacks and blocked three punts. “I’m not really sure you can prepare for (Bishop’s defense),” Rosamond coach Kevin Rizer said. “They have five guys who can come at you at any time and in any combination. It’s very difficult to get a sense of what triggers stunting for them. They stunt even in situations you wouldn’t expect them to.” Preparing for a defensive package not often seen in high school football is especially difficult for smaller schools such as Rosamond. “It’s really hard to replicate what they do in practice at a small school,” Rizer said. “At a bigger school, we might be able to get a better look, but we just don’t have that many athletes.” Rosamond employs a zone-blocking scheme designed to keep things simple for an inexperienced and undersized line. ROSAMOND – Rosamond High is preparing to face one of the Southern Section’s most feared Small School defenses in one of the Roadrunners’ biggest games in years. Trouble is Bishop’s 3-5-3 defensive package and propensity for stunting with reckless abandon isn’t that easy to prepare for. That’s a concern for Rosamond (6-2 overall, 3-0 High Desert League), who will be home Friday against Bishop (7-1, 3-0) in a game that, barring a stunning Week 10 upset, will decide the league title. Bishop is ranked No. 1 in Southern Section Div. XII. No. 4 Rosamond, which hasn’t beaten Bishop since 2000, is seeking its first league title since 1999. last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: It has been reported that 1 in 4 patients admitted to Irish hospitals becomes malnourished and many lose weight during their stay because of the poor quality of food on offer.The food quality is deemed so bad by some patients at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin that they are spending more than €100 per week on sandwiches and food while staying there.My only experience of hospital food is seeing what people received while visiting. Thankfully, I have never been in hospital myself, so my comments on this are purely speculative.I would also like to say that this in no way reflects on the hard working staff of any hospital. They are invaluable in what they do.With everything that we know about nutrition and the human body; with all the advances in health; how is it that the very place where we go when we are most in need, is failing us when it comes to nutrition?Food is the main factor in health and yet we have a system that routinely serves up food that is not giving enough nourishment to the sick. Why is this happening?As I mentioned in my article last week;“Good nutrition should help to properly control energy balance in the body. It should prevent excessive swings in either direction; either too much or too little; but it should also provide nutrient density.”If you are getting food that does not have the right nutrients in it, doesn’t provide the right balance of vitamins and minerals and does not have enough calories to support your needs, it will not help if you are sick.Prioritising nutrition is not just about hospital food although this is also critically important to quality care and a good indicator of whether the management and staff recognise the impact of nutrition on patient outcomes More than 1 in 4 patients admitted to Irish hospitals have significant weight loss and signs of malnutrition, the majority of whom will lose more weight before they leave.Irish and international experts attending a two day conference on nutrition are calling on all healthcare professionals to urgently prioritise their patients’ nutritional care.Attendees were warned that poor nutritional care is indicative of poor quality healthcare and effectively exposes patients to significant avoidable risk to their recovery.They were told that:Nutrition screening MUST be conducted on patients on admission to hospital to identify those likely to need supplementary feeding or further assessment by a dietitian. Currently few hospitals in Ireland do it, contrary to Department of Health guidelines issued in 2009. The financial cost – Malnutrition continues to cost the health service despite repeated calls to address the problem Cost to the health service €1.42 billion per year, leading to more hospital admissions and longer length of stay for patients Partnership – HSE announce new nutrition programme at conference aimed at making nutrition and hydration of patients a safety and quality priority in the 2015 Service Plan Call to action – Hospitals must prioritise the nutritional care of patients in a systematic fashion versus the ad hoc approach taken to dateIt might sound strange to see malnourishment on the list of problems, but Professor John Reynolds, IrSPEN Chairman and head of Surgery in St James’s Hospital, reiterated the need for urgent action to be taken by everyone working in the healthcare system, and for the implementation of screening programmes:“Many people who are obese can be malnourished but it is not very obvious. They may be fat but have lost a lot of their muscle mass; they have lost their ability to deal with their infections and are at higher risk of developing complications.”Once again this reiterates that if you are not getting the right nutrient balance from your food, your body can be malnourished even though you are overweight.“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” —Thomas EdisonLet’s hope that someday this will come true.For further information on training and nutrition, contact me through the link below. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH was last modified: July 26th, 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:donegalemmet rushefitness columnhealthletterkennywealthlast_img read more