Dr. J named advisor for 76ers CEO, ownership group

first_imgby Donald HuntPhiladelphia 76ers CEO and co-owner Adam Aron recently announced that the team has reached an agreement with Julius Erving under which Dr. J will for the next several years formally associate himself in a part-time capacity with his former team as a strategic adviser. Julius “Dr. J” Erving In his new role, which runs at least through 2015, Erving will offer advice and counsel to Aron and Sixers managing owner Joshua Harris, will be available to the 76ers front office and coaches as they may wish from time to time and in numerous ways as his primary focus will interact with Sixers fans and sponsors as a goodwill ambassador for the team.Looking forward, the 76ers will also explore other ways which will evolve and become over time in which the 76ers can be cooperative with Erving in his professional activities through his holding companies, “Dr. J Enterprises” and “The Erving Group.”Erving’s outstanding basketball career saw him become the third leading scorer of all time in professional basketball, scoring more than 30,000 points in the ABA and NBA. Most of those took place in his 11 seasons with the Sixers, including the 1982-83 NBA championship season. Erving was repeatedly named an all-star and a Most Valuable Player. In 1993, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1996, Erving was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.(Special from the Philadelphia Tribune)last_img read more

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Liberia Quarantined?

first_imgSome members of the international community are now closing their respective doors on Ebola-affected, Liberia, as many international airliners suspend flights to Liberia.Since the second wave of Ebola outbreak in the country early July, many international airlines ranging from US-owned Delta to Air France and Kenya Airways, have all suspended service to the West African nation.The latest of them was Liberia’s long standing airline partner, Brussels Airlines which until Tuesday,  August 26, was indefinitely suspended its Liberia flights. Yesterday stranded travelers breathed a great sigh of relief, welcoming the news that the airline would resume flights on Thursday,  August 28.”The Management of Brussels Airlines has the pleasure to inform its esteemed guests that we have resumed flight operations,” a statement from the airliner read. “All passengers originally scheduled to travel on Sunday the 24th and Monday the 25th of August are now rescheduled to fly out of Monrovia on Thursday, the 28th of August.”Passengers are advised to direct any enquiries to the head office of the airline.Monrovia is now left with only two commercial airlines to and from the country. The other, Royal Air Maroc, is basically unable to address Liberia’s “lightly busy” air traffic.Although the Moroccan airline is still flying to and from Monrovia, the North African state is reportedly denying passengers from Monrovia, a piece of information this paper could not independently verify.Brussels’ near departure clearly indicates that the situation is gradually getting worse for the Liberian government and its people, and this latest move by the European nation speaks to the fact that the nation’s economy is being badly hit by the disease, a political analyst said.The suspension of flights to Liberia by other international carriers means that due to Ebola, members of the international community have decided to “quarantine Liberia” in order to prevent the spread of Ebola beyond the Liberia, the political analyst asserted.Even flights from other African nations that frequented Liberia now suspended:Arik Airways – suspended flights indefinitely from July 28Air Ivoire – suspended flights indefinitely from August 11Asky – changed flight routes on 2 AugustBritish Airways – suspended flights until 31 August, 2014, but later suspended flights indefinitelyEagle Airlines – flights suspendedGambia Bird – suspended flights indefinitelyKenya airways – suspended from midnight, Tuesday August 19, no re-initiation date announced.Liberia is only open to the waters and there are a precious few vessels coming to Monrovia currently.Before the Ebola outbreak, Liberia was faced with three consecutive budget shortfalls, leading to what appeared to be a near total collapse of the economy.An economy already affected by revenue downturn is now embattled by the killer disease, Ebola. Over the last two months, the Liberian government has struggled to contain and eradicate the virus; but from all indications, the battle remains an uphill task for the government and its people.Nonetheless, Liberian officials say they had hoped that its African neighbors at the very least would stand in solidarity with them  while taking every precaution to keep their populations safe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Linden welcomes new Mayor

first_imgNewly-appointed Mayor of the Linden Municipality, Waneka Arindell and Deputy Mayor Wainewright Bethune were given an honorary welcome into the Council on Wednesday with an officiating march-past by Constabulary staff. Following this, Arindell hosted the first statutory meeting of the Council since being officially sworn in as Mayor on March 28. Outgoing Mayor Carwyn Holland was also awarded aMayor Waneka Arindell and Deputy Mayor Wainewright Bethune take the salute during the Constabulary march-past on Wednesdaytoken of appreciation by staff for serving two conservative terms. His name has since been added to the official list of Linden Mayors displayed on the walls of the Constabulary Hall. Holland also thanked Councillors and members of the municipality for nominating and electing him to serve as Mayor. He also wished the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor a successful term, advising them to work together. “I wish to leave with the understanding that service to the community comes first. We have to pay keen attention to petty politicking which can affect and stymie progress and cause major distractions. I wish that the new Mayor be allowed to function without these interjections coming from both Councillors and from Administration”, he noted while advocating for the Deputy Mayor to be given an office owing to the demands of the post.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: CROOK’S CHEQUES BOUNCE – HORROR AS WE REVEAL SECOND SCAM!

first_imgTHE CLEVER CROOK behind the Donegal investment scam wasn’t so smart after all as his post-dated cheques to clients have bounced – but there are alarming details emerging today of a SECOND scam which has hit poorer investors.And that means Garda fraud squad detectives can nail him for FRAUD.Since donegaldaily.com broke the story on how a smooth-talking criminal encouraged dozens of local people to put millions of euro into a dodgy ‘investment’ scheme a few weeks ago we have been inundated with information from people ripped off by the scam. Now more people have come forward to report that post-dated cheques given to them by the foreign national fraudster and his sales agents have bounced.One Donegal investor told us: “I had put money in a few months back and was promised a great return. In fact I was given a post-dated cheque for the amount I was entitled to and there was a great per centage profit.“But I now feel mugged. I went to lodge the cheque but it bounced. I feel like a complete fool for agreeing to get involved in the first place.”A well-placed legal source revealed: “Knowingly writing a cheque for funds that don’t exist is a criminal offence so that’s good news for the cops.” The crook behind the scheme has fled Donegal with his wife and children. They were said to be good neighbours in the town where they lived.SECOND SCAMThere is a growing fear that dozens of other people have now also been caught out in a second scam run by the shameless and heartless crook.The main scam exposed by donegaldaily.com involved the roly-poly rogue persuading relatively well-off investors to put money into a scheme where he claimed he could buy and sell liquidated stock at huge profit.Some people are owed more than €1M. However the mean-spirited second scam involved some of the less well-off in our society here in Donegal.Many are young couples who had joined what appeared to be a legitimate savings scheme. Some of them could lose their homes as a result of the second scam.Legal restraints prevent us from giving some information on how this second scam operated, but it is now clear many young people saving for their futures will have lost thousands of euro.We hope to be able to shed more light on the scams – and the swindler in the next few days. * Could the people who have more documents on the case please contact us again via info@donegaldaily.com* Do you know something we should investigate? Contact us in complete confidence at info@donegaldaily.comEXCLUSIVE: CROOK’S CHEQUES BOUNCE – HORROR AS WE REVEAL SECOND SCAM! was last modified: December 31st, 2010 by gregShare 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

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FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM MORE RELAXED EU INSPECTIONS

first_imgFine Gael Minister Joe McHugh TD , has said that farmers across Donegal will benefit from a relaxation of farm inspections announced this week by the European Commission.“A new package of implementation measures has been announced by the European Commission which will make like easier for farmers in Donegal. Essentially they can expect a relaxation of the farm inspection regime, which I’ve no doubt will be welcomed by all farmers. Any reduction of bureaucracy in relation to this means more time for farmers to be out on the land doing what they do best- farming.“The full details of the measures are yet to be finalised however the Commission has indicated that the minimum rate of on-the-spot inspections should be reduced from 5% to 1% in certain circumstances, as well as increased flexibility in the procedures for conducting inspections under the integrated administration and control systems (IACS). “The Council of the European Union Agriculture and Fisheries meeting also announced today that increased flexibility for the Rural Development Programme (RDP) will allow Member States such as Ireland amend their Programmes to target specific measures. Minister Coveney has welcomed this saying that the conditions in which we operate are constantly changing and so any increased flexibility for Ireland is welcome.”FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM MORE RELAXED EU INSPECTIONS was last modified: November 17th, 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)last_img read more

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FOUR MEN TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY FOLLOWING GARDA CHASE

first_imgThe car involved in the incident in Castlefin yesterday.Four men are to appear in court today following yesterday’s chase in which a Garda car was badly damaged.The men, who are understood to be from Northern Ireland, will appear at Buncrana District Court. The men were arrested yesterday afternoon near Castlefin following a Garda operation.It followed an operation in which Gardai put out appeals on the movements of a silver Mercedes car.The car was observed and a pursuit took place.The men were arrested in a follow-up operation which also involved the co-operation of he local community.The men were taken to Letterkenny and Milford Garda stations for questioning overnight.They will appear before Judge Paul Kelly today.FOUR MEN TO APPEAR IN COURT TODAY FOLLOWING GARDA CHASE was last modified: July 10th, 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 courtcastlefindonegalGardailast_img read more

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Man United in ‘advanced talks’ to sign World Cup ace

first_img Perisic helped Croatia knock England out the World Cup moving on three-way race Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The Croatia international, who has helped his nation reach their first ever World Cup final, went on to enjoy a fine season for Inter, scoring 11 goals and creating a further 11 as the Nerazzurri finished fourth in Serie A to book their place in the 2018/19 Champions League.However, a year after missing out on Perisic, Mourinho looks to be closing in on his man. IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Latest transfer news targets “Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others,” Mourinho said.“Normally you look at wingers and they are just fast and creative but he is also physical, very physical, fantastic in the air.” REVEALED targets 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 TOP WORK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing RANKED LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Perisic enjoyed a fine season with Internazionale Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign Internazionale winger Ivan Perisic, according to reports.Perisic, 29, was linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer, but Jose Mourinho failed to capture one of his prime targets. LIVING THE DREAM According to Paris United, the Red Devils are said to be in ‘advanced talks’ with the winger, whose agents, Fali Ramadani and Pini Zahavi, are set to travel to England to finalise the deal taking him from Milan to Manchester.Perisic scored one goal and assisted the other as Croatia knocked England out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage earlier this week, and Mourinho praise the winger after the match.last_img read more

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FANAD, RAMELTON, DONEGAL TOWN AND MULLAGHDUFF BANDS CAPTURE ALL-IRELAND FLEADH TITLES

first_imgThere is delight across Donegal tonight as the Fanad, Ramelton, Donegal Town and Mullaghduff bands captured All-Ireland titles at the Fleadh in Derry.Current Fanad band leader Aishling Shields with former leader and Rose of Dubai Caroline Callaghan.All bands put in terrific displays to win their respective categories with stiff competition from across the country.Donegal Town won the Junior Miscellaneous title, Fanad captured the Junior accordian, Mullaghduff won thePipe and Drum title while Ramelton won the Senior Miscellaneous title. One Fanad band member who could not be part of the celebrations was Caroline Callaghan, the current Rose of Tralee.Caroline, a proud Fanad band member and former leader, is currently in Tralee getting ready for tomorrow’s Rose of Tralee final.But the good news for Caroline is that she will get a chance to celebrate with her former bandmates.A large group of the band have decided to travel to Tralee to support Caroline. A homecoming party has been organised to meet at Kerrykeel at 9pm heading for Tria-Lough.Congratulations to all bands on their fantastic success!The successful Ramelton band.The Fanad bandFANAD, RAMELTON, DONEGAL TOWN AND MULLAGHDUFF BANDS CAPTURE ALL-IRELAND FLEADH TITLES was last modified: August 18th, 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:All-Ireland FleadhDerryFanad BandRamelton Bandlast_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 2 Glenea United Reserves 2Glenea started the brighter of the two sides with the aid of a breeze at their backs and had the Arranmore defence on the back foot from the off. Arranmore gradually worked their way into the game and took the lead on 25 minutes when Daniel O’ Donnell hit a low shot that found the corner of the Glenea net. Arranmore doubled their lead on 35 minutes when Conor Proctor latched onto a through ball and finished into the bottom corner. The second half began the same as the first with Glenea applying pressure on the Arranmore defence and they pulled a goal back after a crossfield ball was finished well on the half volley. Shortly afterwards Glenea got an equaliser when Dean Mc Carry burst through the home defence and slotted home. The game peetered out after this with neither side creating any clear cut chances. A team effort from both sides. Referee: Brian O KaneOrchard FC 8 St Catherines Reserves 1 Orchard United took on St. Catherine’s Reserves from Killybegs and had the pressure on form the kick off. After only seven minutes Sean McLaughlin of Orchard hit the back of the net. Further goals from Niall Bonner, Eddie Moore, Michael Doherty, Kissy Mc Laughlin and a Hat-Trick from Sean Mc Laughlin completed the route for the Letterkenny based outfit. Referee: Barry Hunter.Erne Wanderers 2 Glenree United Reserves 1Erne Wanderers hosted Glenree United on Saturday at the lakeside in perfect conditions. The game was fiercely contested from the first minute but the home side got the breakthrough on eight minutes when Ryan O’ Brien broke the offside trap and finished at the second attempt. The hosts created numerous chances before halftime but couldn’t force a second. Wanderers were hit with a sucker punch 5 minutes into the second half when Glenree levelled through Kevin Martin. Wanderers hit the front again with 10 minutes left on the clock when McNulty did really well to win a free in the inside left position 25 yards out. Liam Travers hit the free kick over the wall and into the net. Referee: Seamus Mc Groary.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves 3 Drumoghill FC Reserves 2Drumoghill took an early lead and Cranford responded with Ryan McDaid scoring 5 minutes before half time. The first 20 minutes of the second half was a very open affair with both team creating chances and the game being played at a high tempo. Jay Dee Alawiye won and converted a penalty to put the home side ahead. With 10 minutes left Drumoghill’s flying trout hooked himself a screamer to level up the game. Joe Gallagher poached a late winner to give the Cranford the points. Good team performance from Drumoghill who were unlucky not to at least take a point from the game. Best for Cranford Jay Dee Alawiye, Odhran Coll and Seamie Carr. Gweedore United Reserves 4 Mulroy Celtic 2This game was played in wet and windy conditions in Gweedore. Mulroy took the lead after 3 minutes with a tap in from three yards . Gweedore hit straight back direct from a corner from Marty Doohan before taking the lead through a good Stephen O’ Donnell finish. Mulroy levelled at 2-2 when they were awarded a penalty. Conditions were difficult but Stephen O’ Donnell grabbed a second and Gweedore united’s third just before half time. Stephen O’ Donnell then grabbed the hat-trick and the points for Gweedore 15 minutes into the second half. Referee: Michael MulhernFAI Junior Cup SaturdayGlencar Celtic 3 Carndonagh FC 1 This game was played in excellent conditions at the flagpole. With both of these teams champions of their respective leagues there was a point to be proven by both. The game started slowly with Glencar keeping the ball well along the backline without any real penetration and the Inishowen champions. Glencar grew in confidence and got their passing game going and were rewarded for their patience after a superb through ball form Steven Browne found Michael Molloy who finished well for his third goal in two games to put Glencar one up. The Letterkenny men eventually got their second of the game ten minutes before the break. Great strength from Mark Graham to hold off his man and pull the ball down before he then threaded the ball into Browne who finished well into the bottom corner.Carndonagh got rewarded for all their pressure and scored with nine minutes left on the clock. The Letterkenny men were by no means in the mood to lie down and throw away their two goal cushion and in the dying minutes substitute Jerome Burke broke free down the left flank beat his man and slotted past the keeper to the delight of the Glencar men who continue their fine start to the season. Referee: Ed MooreTullyvinney Rovers 1 Curragh Athletic 5A rampant Curragh side comprehensively defeated an understrength Tullyvinney Rovers team in Crossroads Park on Saturday afternoon. In great conditions for football a good local derby crowd turned up for the occasion. Four goals in the first half put the game to bed for the Killygordon side through Dan O’Brien, two from Calvin Bradley and one from Colm Melaugh. Tullyvinney came out with renewed belief in the second half and fought hard to get back into the game, Dan Square McNulty scoring his second penalty of the season after Paul Carlin was taken down in the Curragh box. The game was over as a contest when Oisin McConnell saw his long downfield pass somehow find it’s way into the net via an awkward bounce to make it 5-1 to the visiting side. Best for Curragh, Neil Lloyd and Calvin Bradley. Team performance from Tullyvinney.Brian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionSt Catherines 2 Donegal Town 1On five minutes Donegal Town took the lead when Daniel Mc Hugh rounded O’ Hara and he crossed the ball into the Saints’ box where a Donegal player tucked the ball into the Saints’ net. On fourteen minutes, after the ball was cleared by the Donegal defence, Shane O’ Rourke from 25 yards hit an unstoppable volley and it dipped over the Donegal keeper’s head to level the scores. Level at the break. The second half started with both teams looking to get ahead. In the fifty ninth minute Conor O’ Rourke crossed the ball into the Donegal penalty area and somehow everybody missed it and it went into the bottom corner of the Donegal net to make it2-1 to the Saints. Best for St Catherine’s was Christopher Murrin. Best for Donegal was JP Byrne.CT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 1 Letterbarrow Celtic 0This game was very lively with both sides attacking right from the start but it remained scoreless at half time. The second half started well for the visitors with James Mc Groary going close but it was the home side who took the lead when a Patrick Cannon cross was converted. The visitors had most of the ball in the second half as they looked to get on level terms but the home side held on to the end. Best for Dunlewy were Patrick Cannon, John Cannon and Shaun Mc Garvey.FAI Junior Cup SundayRaphoe Town 1 Milford United 3Raphoe Town welcomed Premier Division kingpins Milford United on what was a fine day for football. Milford started this game well and on 5 minutes took the lead when a Raphoe Town player headed past his own keeper Paul Carberry while being put under pressure by the Milford attacker. They increased their lead five minutes later when Raphoe dwelled too long on the ball and were punished by a clinical finish by the Milford forward . Milford must have thought this was going to be a walk in the park after this but this young Raphoe team is made of stern stuff and pinned the Premier Division team back for the rest of the half. Keelin Gillen and Lee Smith were causing havoc down the wings and after some fantastic football Gillen scored with a cool finish after a great ball from Smyth. Raphoe continued to dominate in the second half with sub Jamie Gallagher and the outstanding Oliver Quinn having chances to draw level. Milford secured the win on 80 minutes when they scored a fine goal from the edge of the box. Referee: Gerry GallagherGweedore Celtic 2 Ramelton Mariners 1A Declan Doherty goal five minutes from the end of extra time settled this cup tie at An Screaban. The home team went ahead on twenty minutes when an Eamonn Curran free kick was headed home by Paul Rua McBride. A Ramelton effort on thirty minutes came off the crossbar. Gweedore had a good spell early in the second half but failed to capitalise on several good chances. Shane Mc Clafferty hit the post and Kieran Mc Ginley’s header was cleared off the line. Fifteen minutes into the second half the visitors drew level with Corey Mc Cahill volleyed home from the edge of the box. Despite the best efforts of both teams there was no further scoring in normal time. Best for Gweedore were Brendan Devine, Kevin Friel and Paul Rua McBride. A team performance by Ramelton. Referee : Joe McHughKilmacrennan Celtic 3 Clones Town 1Kilmacrennan came out on top in this hotly contested game and move into the next round. Kilmac entered the game with a depleted squad but a good team performance saw them through. Kilmac took the lead after 30 minutes when Gary Gorman volleyed into the bottom corner following a Timmy Burke through ball. They went two up on 70 minutes when Seamie Peoples broke down the left wing before crossing for Timmy Burke to knock home. With ten minutes remaining Clones got one back before a late goal from Gary Gorman sealed the tie.Ballybofey United 4 Fintown Harps AFC 3This was surely one of the most entertaining ties of the round with the lead changing hands twice in an eventful second half. Ballybofey dominated the opening half with Ryan Kelly giving them an early lead. Reliant on scraps and breakaways Fintown drew level on twenty six minutes when Shan Mc Millan blasted home from inside the box. Mark Griffin then went on a mazy run which ended when his wicked cross was turned into his own net by a Fintown defender giving the home side a half time advantage.Ciaran Thompson re-levelled the match for Fintown before Mc Millan was again on target much to the disbelief of the home side who really should have had the tie won at this stage. Ballybofey regained parity when the lively Griffin scored and he did so again with the clock running down to assure the Twin Towns outfit have their name in the hat for the next round. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin.Deele Harps 0 Gweedore United 2Deele welcomed Gweedore United to The Athletic Grounds for this Cup clash. A much changed Deele side due to a long injury list gave a very good account of themselves and were unfortunate to lose out. In an evenly contested match chances were limited with the defences on top. The game changed in the 65th minute when a mix up in the Deele rearguard led to a free on the edge of the box but Willie Curran saved well. Deele lost their way after this and Gweedore took the lead on 70 minutes when a corner took a number of deflections before substitute Francis Gallagher nodded home on the line. Deele pressed for the equaliser but in doing so left gaps and an unchallenged cross into the box eluded the Deele defence and super sub Francis Gallagher headed his 2nd goal with the final whistle imminent.Bonagee United 2 Culdaff FC 4Culdaff went ahead on twelve minutes when Darren Mullarkey, wide on the right, cut inside the defender and hammered home from the edge of the box. Bonagee levelled the match on thirty five minutes when a good through ball from Sean Crossan to Noel O’ Donnell saw the striker turn the defender and his shot found the bottom corner of the net. O’ Donnell put the home side ahead three minutes later when Frank Mc Brearty put him through and he hammered home from just inside the box. Culdaff levelled the match on forty nine minutes when Niall Mc Laughlin headed home from a cross from the right by Niall Gordan. The big striker was causing the home defence a lot of problems in the air and got his second ten minutes later when he headed home a Darren Mullarkey cross from the left from ten yards. Both sides had half chances but both keepers dealt with poor finishing from both teams. Culdaff got the final goal of the game on seventy minutes when Darren Mullarkey wide on the right cut inside the defender and his strike from thirty yards flew right into the top corner of the net. Team effort by both sides. Referee: Paddy Duffy.Keadue Rovers 0 Whitestrand United 3Whitestrand are through to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup after this good victory over an understrength Keadue side at Central Park. Conditions were ideal for football and Keadue had the first chance on nine minutes. Following good work on the right wing, the ball fell to Aaron Boyle, who shot just wide of the left hand post. The home team remained slightly the better team until the twentieth minute however a misplaced pass in midfield led to Paddy Sheridan finding space and lobbing Keadue keeper Danny Rodgers for a fine finish. Whitestrand gained more of a foothold after the goal and in the twenty seventh minute they went two nil up. Following some good work in the build up the ball made its way to Kevin Mc Carry on the edge of the area and he turned and shot low to the corner of the net. Paul Lynch added a third for the visitors when he powerfully headed home midway through the second half. Best for Keadue Danny Rodgers and Chris Greene. Best for Whitestrand Sean Paul Gallagher and Paddy Sheridan. Referee: John CoyleDrumoghill FC 7 Carrowmena FC 1Drumoghill FC cruised through to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup with a polished performance against a young Carrowmena side. Despite the scoreline Carrowmena competed well and always tried to play the game the way it should be played but they were up against a Drumoghill team that were hungry for goals. Carrowmena actually opened the scoring through Aidan McLaughlin on 12minutes. McLaughlin sprinted onto a through ball, rounded McCauley and slotted home in style. The lead though was short lived when Pajo Rafferty equalised on 18 minutes just before his strike partner, Liam O’Donnell, put his side ahead. Both would go onto complete hat tricks to add to second half goals from Chris O’Donnell and Jason Flood ‎to complete the scoring. Referee: Kevin Logue.Kildrum Tigers 5 Convoy Arsenal 4Kildrum Tigers got their first win of the season today with a hard earned 5-4 victory over Convoy Arsenal. The Tigers got off to a sloppy start and found themselves a goal down after three minutes when they let Lee Guthrie in at the back post for a tap in. Kildrum got back on level terms straight away when William Lynch finished from the edge of the box after a Damian Crossan layoff. Kildrum went ahead after 25 minutes when Barry O’Donnell calmly finished from the penalty spot. Convoy got back on level terms on 37 minutes through Jonny Robb from the penalty spot when John Roulston brought down Guthrie. Kildrum went 3-2 up early in the second half when a Damian Crossan effort was misjudged by the Convoy keeper and ended up in the net. Convoy got back on level terms on 63 minutes through a fine Brolly strike from 18 yards. The Tigers struck the lead again on 73 minutes when a Brian Coll through ball was neatly finished by William Lynch. Kildrum got their fifth when Gareth Colhoun beat three men on the left hand side before squaring for William Lynch to complete his hat-trick. Convoy ensured a nervy end to game when they pulled one back with three minutes to go but the Tigers held on to progress into the next round of the FAI junior cup.Castlefin Celtic 3 Glenea United 2Castlefin took the lead after 15 minutes when PJ Mc Menamin’s long range pass from his own half found the head of Simon Mc Glinchey, who connected well to head the ball into the net. Castlefin should have doubled their lead on the half hour when Barry Tourish’s 20yard strike was well saved by Glenea keeper Joe Coll. Glenea’s best chance of the first half fell to Gavin Mc Glanaghey, his powerful strike bringing a great save from Castlefin keeper Anthony O’Hagan. Glenea started the second half the brighter finding the equaliser when Michael Barry beat the offside trap and calmly finished from 6 yards. Glenea took the lead in the 67th minute after putting the Castlefin defence under pressure, Gavin Mc Glanaghey heading home. Castlefin equalised on 75 minutes when Ian Ward won a penalty after he was fouled in the box. Ronan Tourish scored from the spot. It was Castlefin who got the final goal minutes from the end, Ian Wards excellent pass from the halfway line finding Barry Tourish on the edge of the box. Tourish made no mistake with his finish, chipping the keeper. Referee: Marty Quinn. Best for Castlefin: Barry Tourish and Anthony O’HaganRathmullan Celtic 2 Lagan Harps 1A brace from Rathmullan Celtic midfield maestro Chris McBride proved enough to see Paddy Sheridan’s Hoops progress to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup over a resolute Lagan Harps side who played their part in an entertaining cup clash with Jerome Gibson registering for the Lagansiders at the Flagpole. It was McBride who broke the deadlock on the quarter hour mark with a thunderous free kick from 30 yards soaring into the top corner giving Harps’ keeper Tony Blake no chance. The Lagansiders came back into the tie on 40 minutes when Gibson had the simplest of tap in’s from six yards out following a Lagan corner which was not dealt with by the Hoops defence to leave it all square at half time. On eighty minutes Connolly passed inside to Curran and the experienced striker played in Mc Bride who nutmegged the Lagan defender before calmly finishing with a low strike into the bottom right hand corner. Referee: Paddy Mc NaughtDonegal Junior LeagueResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 2 v 2 Glenea United ReservesOrchard FC 8 v 1 St Catherines ReservesErne Wanderers 2 v 1 Glenree United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCranford United Reserves 3 v 2 Drumoghill FC ReservesGweedore United Reserves 4 v 2 Mulroy CelticFAI Junior Cup SaturdayGlencar Celtic 3 v 1 Carndonagh FCTullyvinney Rovers 1 v 5 Curragh AthleticBrian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionSt Catherines 2 v 1 Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 1 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticFAI Junior Cup SundayRaphoe Town 1 v 3 Milford UnitedGweedore Celtic 2 v 1 Ramelton MarinersKilmacrennan Celtic 3 v 1 Clones TownBallybofey United 4 v 3 Fintown Harps AFCDeele Harps 0 v 2 Gweedore UnitedBonagee United 2 v 4 Culdaff FCKeadue Rovers 0 v 3 Whitestrand UnitedCockhill Celtic Youths 2 v 0 Cranford UnitedDrumoghill FC 7 v 1 Carrowmena FCKildrum Tigers 5 v 4 Convoy ArsenalCastlefin Celtic 3 v 2 Glenea UnitedIllies Celtic 6 v 0 Copany RoversRathmullan Celtic 2 v 1 Lagan HarpsDonegal Junior LeagueFixturesFriday 03-10-2014 K.O. 7.45p.m.CT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal v Ballybofey UnitedSaturday 04-10-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC v Donegal Town ReservesGlencar Celtic v Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Ramelton MarinersKeadue Rovers Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversCurragh Athletic Reserves v Strand RoversDrumbar F.C. v Mulroy CelticMilford United Reserves v Gweedore United ReservesSunday 05-10-2014Brian McCormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic v Rathmullan CelticCranford United v Kildrum TigersLifford Celtic v Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic v Copany RoversCurragh Athletic v Dunkineely CelticCastlefin Celtic v Gweedore UnitedLagan Harps v Keadue RoversKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Whitestrand UnitedCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United v Dunlewy CelticRaphoe Town v Eany CelticDeele Harps v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 28th, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

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‘THIS IS NO TIME FOR GAMES AT OUR COUNCIL’ – McBREARTY

first_imgCllr Frank McBreartyIndependent Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr calls on the 29 members of DCC to protect the people of Donegal at local level by passing their annual budget for 2014By Cllr Frank McBrearty:I would like to explain to the people who elected me to Donegal County Council of the decision I am making today to support the budget for 2014. When I was elected I promised to stand up for the people and help them in any way possible in my role as a Cllr. I have never promised anybody that I could get something done for them but what I did say was that I would try my very best.When the property tax was introduced I was truthful in saying that although I agreed that some sort of household tax should be brought in, I also said that we should get some sort of service for our money and that certain people should be exempt from paying it and that there should have been a system put in place to make it easier for people to pay it at an affordable weekly rate.The advice I gave to anybody that came to my door about paying it was that they were the ones that should make that decision but that due to the deal that was made when Troika entered Ireland and started making the rules, we would all have to pay and we would be penalized if we didn’t. Certain parties and independents gave the wrong advice to people and have left them now owing more than they did.As a Cllr we are there to serve the people at local level and make the right decisions and unfortunately sometimes that can be difficult. One of those decisions is to be able to pass a yearly budget with the resources that are given to us. Every year we have disagreements but we always get there in the end, as it is the right thing to do. A lot of community groups depend on us and for me they will be the biggest losers in all of this. There will be nobody to put the arguments forward if you need help from the council with a whole range of services.To me, voting against this budget is irresponsible as we are letting somebody from Dublin come down to Donegal and make the decisions for us. It will be just like the night Troika set foot in Dublin and started running Ireland. Do I agree with the deal that has been made by the Government with Irish Water? No I don’t but that deal has been done and yes I agree it was rushed through the Dail but that was nothing to do with me or any of the other Cllr’s on Donegal County Council. We do not have the power to change that and voting against the budget will not achieve anything other than taking the decisions away from us on how to run Donegal.I am calling for Sinn Fein, Fianna Fail and Ind Cllr John Campbell to support the budget today. In June 2009 the people of Donegal gave 29 newly elected members of Donegal County Council a mandate to represent the people of the county at local Level. Donegal was denied its full representation at National level by the previous Government and in 2010 the then, Senator Pearse Doherty took a historic challenge to the High Court to force them to hold the Donegal South west By election and where he went on to win a seat which ensured that the people of Donegal had their right to representation at National level in our National Parliament.I am somewhat at a loss to the attitude of the parties named above that ran candidates in that By Election that they would prefer that the 29 members of the Council would lose their mandate given to them by the people to representation at local level. The consequences of Donegal County Council not passing their budget today will have serious implications for the people of the county who will no longer have the right to representation at Local level.Cllr Frank McBrearty ‘THIS IS NO TIME FOR GAMES AT OUR COUNCIL’ – McBREARTY was last modified: January 13th, 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)last_img read more

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