GORMLEY, MASTERY & ILIAD ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $400,000 SAN FELIPE STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgPIVOTAL RACE SERVES AS KEY STEPPINGSTONE TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY APRIL 8;85 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS AT STAKE ON A 50-20-10-5 SCALE Term of Art–Tyler Baze–122Vending Machine–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Ann Arbor Eddie–Mario Gutierrez–120Mastery–Mike Smith–124Gormley–Victor Espinoza–122Iliad–Flavien Prat–120Bluegrass Envy–Jacob Radosevich–120 THE GRADE II SAN FELIPE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 11Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PT ARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2017)–A trio of recent graded stakes winners, Gormley, Mastery and Iliad all figure prominently among a field of seven sophomores in Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth.  A key steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8, the San Felipe, which will be contested for the 80th time, has produced five winners that have gone on to victory in the Kentucky Derby:  California Chrome in 2014, Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000, Sunday Silence in 1989, Affirmed in 1978 and Determine in 1954.Long regarded as one of America’s most important Derby preps, the San Felipe holds a total of 85 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, to be distributed on a 50-20-10-5 basis to the first, second, third and fourth place finishers. ILIAD:  A bay ridgling by Ghostzapper, he comes off a 3 ½ length win going seven furlongs in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 12, which was his first start for trainer Doug O’Neill.  Owned by Kaleem Shah, he made his first two starts with Bob Baffert, breaking his maiden going six furlongs on Dec. 18 at Los Alamitos.  Although both Gormley and Mastery have an abundance of early lick, Iliad could be on the early San Felipe lead, as he’s trying two turns for the first time in what will be his fourth career start.  He be ridden by Flavien Prat, who was aboard for the San Vicente win.center_img MASTERY:  Unbeaten in three starts for Bob Baffert, this Kentucky-bred colt by Candy Ride has been idle since taking the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 10. Like Gormley, Mastery, who tried two turns for the first time on Dec. 10, likes to run on the lead.  Odds-on in all three starts, Mastery, who is owned by Cheyenne Stables, LLC, will be ridden for the third time in a row by Mike Smith, who took last year’s San Felipe with Danzing Candy. GORMLEY:  A three length winner of the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Frontrunner Stakes in only his second start here on Oct. 1, he was subsequently well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 5, but bounced back with a gutty head victory in the Grade III, one mile Sham Stakes over a sloppy track on Jan. 7.  A Kentucky-bred colt by Malibu Moon, Gormley has won three out of his four starts and has been on or just off the lead in all three wins, including a first-out maiden score at 6 ½ furlongs on Sept. 4.  Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, trained by John Shirreffs and ridden by Victor Espinoza, Gormley will vie for top billing in the tote with Mastery. Be sure to tune into XBTV on Saturday at www.xbtv.com/watch-live/ from any mobil device or computer.  The XBTV team will feature live, on-site coverage all day long on Santa Anita Handicap Day, and Gulfstream Park bonus coverage will be provided as well.                Fans can watch videos of San Felipe workers at www.xbtv.com/video-on-demand/workouts/ .First post time on Saturday will be early, at 12 noon.  Admission gates open at 10 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit: www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.last_img read more

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Billie Jean King, in favor of tennis coaching

first_imgKing additionally argues that this new measure would assist to offer extra prominence to the coach’s determine, because it occurs in different sports activities. “We would like extra coaching and we have now to see extra coaches. If they’re in the stands, no person is aware of who they’re. Take a look at sports activities in america. They discuss coaches on the college and different skilled sports activities as in the event that they had been gamers. We’re not doing this for our sport and we’re dropping columns, time and means. “ Tennis legend Billie Jean King expressed his place in favor of coaches with the ability to give instructions to their gamers throughout tennis matches, one thing that’s at the moment prohibited in the competitors.In statements collected by the BBC King, he confirmed himself in favor of coaching after the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis held subsequent week has allowed coaches to offer instructions to their gamers through the match. “I’ve all the time been in favor of coaching on the courtroom. Take a look at baseball. They’ve a primary base coach and a 3rd base coach. Coaches make these indicators, squeeze their nostril or make these indicators. It’s wonderful for individuals. They make documentaries about them. It’s a narrative to advertise our sport and the whole lot we will promote is nice, clearly. “last_img read more

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Alexander making journey back from painkiller addict to ring

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cunningham had few doubts that Alexander would return strongly.“I think a big part of it was he saw he was about to lose the things he worked so hard to achieve,” said Cunningham, who has worked with Alexander since the fighter was 7. “And it was part of the focus on the process of rehab, and he had that (boxing) to look forward to.”His first fight after the layoff was last November against veteran Walter Castillo. Alexander won a unanimous decision.“It felt like I was home, like I was back to myself,” he said. “Just needed a few rounds to get warmed up and my feet under me. I was just elated I was able to be back and beat it, to get in the ring and show other people they can do it. It is now about more than me — I got a purpose now.”Then came another tough, seasoned opponent, Victor Ortiz, in February, and they fought to a draw. Alexander recognizes he is not back to previous form, but he is progressing.Berto, who has lost five of his last nine after beginning his pro career with 27 straight wins, should provide a good test. Alexander wants the fight on Fox TV to be the next step toward a shot at one of the champions in the stacked welterweight division.“I want to be one of the guys recognized as one of the top guys in the welterweight division,” he said. “I’m not there yet, I’ve got to see more of me in my comeback. This is my comeback trail.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MMA star Conor McGregor back in court amid melee plea talks Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Everyone looked at me as there is no way Devon would do that. But I had done it,” he said. “It turned my life upside down.”Alexander had one loss against 23 victories after beating Maidana; the loss was to Timothy Bradley Jr., for the WBC super lightweight crown. During his addiction, he actually fought six times, losing three. Two of the defeats came against Shawn Porter and Amir Khan, among the best welterweights around at the time.Alexander knew in late 2015 he couldn’t think about getting back into the ring until he straightened out his life. So he took off more than two years while kicking his addiction.“I am a positive person, a happy person, so I never thought that I wouldn’t fight (again),” the 31-year-old Alexander said. “I made my mistake and took the necessary steps to get help. I had my family around, my coach around, my mom around to do the right thing. I always kept up my pride.”But did he keep up his skills? Putting the gloves back on and hitting the heavy bag or sparring were important steps. Could he still handle the rigors of the ring?ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES He was prescribed Tramadol, a powerful opiate painkiller, to help in his recovery. Instead, the drug turned Alexander into an addict.“Every doctor prescribes pain medication, and this was my first time taking anything, any medicine, and I don’t drink or smoke,” Alexander said as he prepared for an Aug. 4 welterweight eliminator with another former champion, Andre Berto, at Nassau Coliseum. “A couple weeks after surgery I found myself taking the medicine when I didn’t need to, and it gradually got worse. I was taking it again and again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Before you knew it, I was skipping the gym. After a year and a half of it — I am a private person, anyone in boxing will tell you I am — it was very difficult to tell anyone.”But he did, fully recognizing the crossroads he’d reached. He came clean with trainer/coach Kevin Cunningham and with his family. MOST READ FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo, Devon Alexander sits in his corner between rounds against Amir Khan during their welterweight boxing match, in Las Vegas. Alexander has gone from world champion, to painkiller addict, to boxer on the comeback trail. He believes the battles he’s waged to get back into the ring will benefit him as he chases another title. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)NEW YORK — Devon Alexander has gone from world champion to painkiller addict to boxer on the comeback trail. He believes the battles he’s waged to get back into the ring will benefit him as he chases another title.Alexander held two world championships by the time he was 23 years old. But after defeating Marcos Maidana in early 2012, Alexander underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his nose.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Pregnant Mother, 6 yr-old Son Drown in Nimba

first_imgA lady, believed to be seven months pregnant, and her six year old son, last Thursday lost their lives by drowning in the St. John River near Duo Town on the boundary with Bong County.According to the Liberia National Police, the lady, along with four children, was washing clothes on the bank of the river.  They were from the nearby village called Yorpea within the locality of Duo Town Meinpea Mah Administrative District.The lady, Theresa Mahnpea, 30 and her son Kiapah Saye, 6, got drowned a few meters right of the bridge linking Nimba and Bong near Duo Town.A police source told this newspaper that the area the lady chose to do her washing was very close to one of the deeper parts of the river.As she was washing, one of her children, the six-year old boy, suddenly jumped into the river to swim.Every attempt the lady made to get the boy out of water failed as he repeatedly jumped back into the river whenever he saw his mother bending down washing.Unfortunately the water swept the boy to the deeper parts and while he was drowning and crying for help, his mother jumped into the water to rescue her son, but couldn’t because she was unable to swim.The lady along with her son suddenly disappeared from the other children who were standing nearby.  The bodies were found some meters apart from one another the next day, (last Friday), after a vigorous search.They have since been buried by family members as there was no foul play suspected, according to police.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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Everton boost: Martinez confirms Barry injury not as bad as feared

first_imgRelieved Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed the injury to Gareth Barry during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland is not as serious as originally feared.The midfielder was stretchered off the Stadium of Light pitch early on in the tie after going down under a heavy challenge from Jordi Gomez, with Martinez admitted he was “holding his breath” over his key-man’s fitness.The Merseyside club confirmed he was rushed straight to hospital with a suspected broken leg, though the Toffees boss revealed the X-ray was clear, with the 33-year-old instead suffering an ankle injury.Martinez said: “I am happy to confirm that it’s not the broken leg we were worried about. There is damage to the ankle we must assess.“The tackle [from Gomez] is an early one in the game, there is a lot of energy and it is unfortunate. As Gareth is falling, he stretches his leg. There is no intention whatsoever – it is just unfortunate.“Gareth Barry is not the sort of player to simulate. We knew he was in trouble the minute he went down.”Martinez was left frustrated following his side’s draw on Wearside, with the Toffees forced to fight back to secure a point despite dominating throughout.Sebastian Larsson put the hosts in front against the run of play with a fine free-kick, but their lead lasted just minutes as Leighton Baines fired Everton level from the penalty spot.But, despite his players’ wastefulness in front of goal, Martinez was instead left to lament a series of refereeing decisions, claiming Sunderland should have had two men sent off.Gomez, who was booked for the earlier foul on Barry, escaped further punishment after appearing to win a penalty in the box, while Connor Wickham escaped without a booking after tripping Seamus Coleman for a match-saving penalty.Asked if Wickham should have gone, Martinez added: “Yes. I think it’s a clear decision. There’s no intention whatsoever, it’s just a striker trying to win the ball when he’s late in the box, he’s the wrong side.“Seamus makes a fantastic run – it was great penetrating play – and once you give the penalty away, it’s a red card.“I don’t agree with the rule, if I am honest with you, but that’s not the debate. The debate is if it’s a penalty, it should have been a red card and at that point, I felt that would have been a major, major moment understanding how the game was and the situation of the two teams.“I don’t want to see players sent off, but those are the rules. Jordi had a yellow card and he got caught simulating. The referee saw it, he was going to blow the whistle and then decided against it.” 1 Everton midfielder Gareth Barry suffers an injury at Sunderland last_img read more

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Expert view: Premier League clubs face mixed fortunes over race for French midfielders

first_imgArsenal will reportedly miss out on the signing of Geoffrey Kondogbia after AS Monaco’s Champions League qualification, as the French outfit are keen on keeping hold of their strongest players.The French international has been on the Emirates radar ever since he scored in the Champions League first leg when the two sides met and, after a brilliant season, the commanding midfielder has attracted interest from all over Europe.Ligue 1 expert Jonathan Johnson suggests that Kondogbia was a ‘plan B’ for Arsenal anyway, with the London side after another French midfielder – Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin.Johnson told the Transfer Tavern: “With Schneiderlin, Arsene Wenger will know what sort of player he will be getting; he has more Premier League experience than Kondogbia and it takes a while for a player to adapt.“I think Kondogbia is suited to that style of play, he’s big, very tough and he’s physical and i think he is a player we will see in the Premier League at some point in the future.“However, i’m not sure Monaco will want to let him go this summer. Having returned to the Champions League and having to go through the qualifiers, they will see him as a key player”.Johnson revealed that despite Monaco’s financial problems, they will not be forced into selling the French midfielder because the imminent departure of Radamel Falcao will help balance the books.He said: “They’re not in the best positions regarding Financial Fair Play, but a lot of that determines on whether they can get rid of Falcao.“That is what they’re trying to push ahead with at the moment, trying to seal his departure.“I know that Chelsea have been linked with him in the last week and if that move was to go ahead, it will take a bit of pressure off of the club.”Another Ligue 1 star in the transfer spotlight is Yohan Cabaye.Johnson claims that Cabaye is reportedly looking for a return to the Premier League this season in a bid to secure his place in the French national side before the European Championships in 2016.The former Newcastle talisman has had a mixed time of it at PSG, winning two Ligue 1 titles but with his role predominantly restricted to substitute appearances.Now with just a few international games before the European Championships, Johnson suggests that the midfielder will jump at the chance of some first team football, with the Premier League his most likely destination.The French football journalist said: “He’s holding on to his place in the France squad by the skin of his teeth.“It’s been a really frustrating first full season for him. I cannot see Cabaye being a PSG player at the start of next season and I can see, ideally for him, a move back to the Premier League happening, whether it’s on loan or a permanent transfer.“His only problem is that teams need to be prepared to pay Cabaye the same wages that he is on at PSG.”last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES

first_imgWhite Collar Boxing, Na Cealla Beaga V Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon in White Collar Boxing Fight Night, Blue Haven on Saturday 23rd March, Tickets on sale on Saturday outside the Harbour Bar from 4pm to 6pm and also from any Club Officer at €20.Well Done to John O’Sullivan, Pauric Gallagher and David Conwell who all competed in the very successful Ardara GAA Fight Night last Saturday.Fixtures, U14 boys are home to Naomh Brid at 12.00 on Sunday, Minors St Johns are home to Aodh Ruadh at 2.00 on Sunday. Training ,U-10 Training for children born 2003 / 2004 commences in Tech Astro on Wednesday evening 6pm to 7.15pm.U16 Training Thursday at 6.15 in Fintra. Ladies Training continues every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St Catherines Vocational Gym, new ladies/players always welcome (age 15 and older).Champioship Draw, Senior & Reserve Championship Draw, Na Cealla Beaga have been drawn in Group C along with Gaoth Dobhair, Termon and Dungloe.Club Membership is now due, please contact Registrar Rita Nolan 087 2054772, any Club officer or Manager.On Friday 15th March in St Catherines School, For Club & County Fundraiser in aid of Clg Na Cealla Beaga and St Catherines Secondary School, Entry is €10.00 , This is the GALA performance so of course SAM MaGuire is paying a visit on the evening. Tickets are available locally or Call 087 3605029 / 086 3311733. The Making Of A Sporting Hero, Review atwww.themothmagazine.comTara Hotel Health & Fitness Club, 6 Months Special Club Membership for €120.Mouthguards Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a Mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014.The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 13, 18, 19, 23. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €6,050. The.. You can now do the Killotto online. Visit www.locallotto.ie and go to the Killybegs page. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,350.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 26th, 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:killybegs gaa noteslast_img read more

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DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE: ERNE WANDERERS TO FACE FINTOWN HARPS IN DOWNTOWN CUP FINAL

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEDowntown CupErne Wanderers will attempt to complete a Saturday Double when they contest the Downtown Cup Final against Fintown Harps AFC. That Saturday League curtain call will take place at Diamond Park, Ballyare on Saturday 18th May with kick off at 2p.m. Fintown Harps earned the right to contest this year’s decider when they defeated Donegal Town Reserves in the second semi final on Saturday evening. Semi Final ReportsErne Wanderers 5 Glenea United Reserves 1Erne Wanderers booked their place in the final of the Downtown Cup with victory over Glenea United Reserves at Diamond Park, Ballyare on Saturday afternoon. In what was a scrappy affair at times it was the Ballyshannon outfit that prevailed. During a seven minute closing spell, with Glenea chasing the game, Erne Wanderers scored three goals that put a somewhat distorted look on the final scoreline. That said the men from the South of the county never looked like relinquishing their early lead.It was Peter Mc Gonigle who registered the first strike in this match between the Old Orchard Inn Saturday Division One champions and the second string of the Gaeltacht club. Mc Gonigle headed beyond the reach of Ciarán Gallagher in the Glenea net having risen highest in the box to steer the first corner kick of the game goalwards with only five minutes played. Neither keeper had much to do until the thirtieth ninth minute when Glenea’s Shane Ferry broke down the right wing and sent a teasing ball across Karl O’ Brien’s six yard box. With the Erne netminder seemingly rooted to the spot he had his right back, Mc Gonigle, to thank as the defender tracked the back post run of Tommy Rodgers and got his toe to the ball to divert it away from the inrushing winger. The teams went in level for the half time interval.On the recommencement of the action again it was Erne who struck early. Again five minutes had passed when Mark Dorrian was fed as he entered the Glenea box. The industrious midfielder took his chance well giving Gallagher no chance from close range. Glenea pulled a goal back after twenty minutes. Donal Coll was played in by Edward Muldowney and from just inside the box he curled the ball to the back of the net. It was a goal that Glenea deserved as they had battled well without reward.Although initiated the complete comeback craved by the Glenea supporters never materialised despite occasional glimpses of intent. It was the search for an equalised that ultimately extinguished the Glenea challenge and allowed Erne to put the gloss to the final scoreline. On thirty eight minutes Diarmuid Spratt scored the goal of the game when he picked the ball forty yards from goal and without progressing more than six paces he send a rocket like shot straight into the top corner of the Glenea net as Gallagher watched hopelessly. The custodian had no chance of getting near to this majestic strike. Five minutes later Spratt turned provider as he set up David Dolan in the box. The forward scored with a shot that went under the outrushing Gallagher. Dolan got his second as the full time whistle beckoned. Erne will now try to complete a Saturday double by overcoming Fintown Harps in the Downtown Cup Final.Erne Wanderers: Karl O’ Brien, Peter Mc Gonigle, Ryan O’ Brien, Jamie Cassidy, Liam Reynolds, Dermot Slevin, Mark Dorrian, David Dorrian, Diarmuid Spratt, David Dolan, Eamon Cleary. Subs: Mark Lyons, Daniel Kelly, Peter Boyle, Damien Lyons. Manager: Alan Dorrian.Glenea United Reserves: Ciarán Gallagher, Shane Penrose, Shane Coll, Padraig Mc Gee, Kevin Mc Fadden, Sean Sweeney, Shane Ferry, Brian Cuffe, Martin Maguire, Donal Coll, Tommy Rodgers. Subs: Martin Doohan, Edward Muldowney, Michael Mc Cafferty. Manager: Tommy Mc Fadden & Gerry Harley. Referee: Paul Doherty, Assistants: Brian O’ Kane & Barry Hunter.Donegal Town Reserves 1 Fintown Harps AFC 2Donegal Town Reserves were struck with a similar blow to what their first team inflicted on Curragh Athletic just six days earlier. That insurmountable crest had been laid in the last minute of normal time as the Donegal Town Sunday side laid claim to the Watson Hire Division One Title. Like Curragh last week it was hard for the Town Reserves to take but such has been the closeness of so many matches this season that one goal has being the difference between winning and losing.Fintown Harps, appearing in their second Cup semi final in as many seasons, took an early lead in this match. As in the earlier semi final it was also in the fifth minute that the deadlock was broken. Darragh Gallagher picked up the ball just inside the Donegal half and he ran the inside right channel to the edge of the penalty area. On enter the opposition’s box he was confronted by their keeper Eamonn Mc Ginley. Gallagher calmly stroked the ball between the legs of the netminder. Buoyed by an early advantage Fintown almost pushed the destruct button immediately. From the restart Donegal pumped the ball forward and a moment of hesitation from left back John Molloy on the edge of the Fintown box left Donegal’s David Harron one on one with the keeper. Harron snatched at his shot and sent the ball over the bar, a let-off for Fintown. Gary Ward then went to the byline before sending the ball across the Fintown box. Netminder Ciarán Thompson scooped the ball away for a corner as Donegal pressed forward. Four minutes later they had a goalbound effort headed off the line as Fintown led a somewhat charmed life. Donegal continued to have the better of things for the remainder of the half but Fintown defended gallantly into a stiff breeze. One nil it remained to the interval. Donegal Town started the second half from where they had left off before the break. They pushed forward at every opportunity as Fintown relied on the odd breakaway. Despite this it was Fintown who almost got the second goal of the game. On fifty seven minutes Darragh Gallagher sent over a cross that hung over the penalty spot. Striker Shan Mc Millan and keeper Mc Ginley contested the dropping ball but they cancelled each other out and the ball fell just behind Mc Millan. With Mc Ginley stranded Mc Millan didn’t realise the position of the ball and the Donegal defence recovered to clear. Half hearted penalty claims at either end were waved away as Joe Mc Intyre for Donegal and Aaron Thompson for Fintown seemed the two most likely to create something tangible. Peadar Toner was then sent off.After receiving his second yellow card on twenty four minutes Fintown right back Peadar Toner had to leave the play. Just as in the previous year’s semi final Fintown were reduced to ten men. The difference this time was that they were in the lead. Six minutes later Thompson made two point blank saves in succession to maintain his side’s advantage. Donegal Town then introduced JP Byrne for David Harron. Only six minutes on the field Byrne send in an angled cross to the Fintown penalty area. Eugene Molloy’s attempted headed clearance ended up in the back of the net and Donegal were back level with the numerical advantage in terms of players. The tempo increased as time ran out. Extra time loomed. Fintown wouldn’t want this. There were too many reminders of the previous year. Gallagher on the scoresheet, down to ten men, the reliable Toner off the field of play, bright hazy sunshine. Aaron Thompson was having none of it. The striker picked up a loose ball on the edge of the Donegal box in the final minute. Fintown substitute Stephen Boyle had battled well to cause create the opening. Thompson made no mistake as he shot past Mc Ginley from close range. Fintown were through to the Downtown Cup final. Donegal Town will live to fight another day.Donegal Town Reserves: Eamon Mc Ginley, Gary Harron, Kevin Deveney, Ryan Gallagher, David Mc Groary, Pauric Mc Glynn, David Harron, Paul Gerard Duncan, David Bustard, Joe Mc Intyre, Gary Ward. Subs: Barry Farragher, Kevin Gallagher, Warren Montgomery, JP Byrne, Paddy Kennedy, Declan Mc Monagle, Christian Mc Gettigan.Fintown Harps AFC: Ciarán Thompson, Peadar Toner, John Molloy, Eugene Molloy, Barry Mc Monagle, Brian Delaney, Darragh Gallagher, John Mc Fadden, Aaron Thompson, Shan Mc Millan, Gary Mc Hugh. Subs: Paddy Mc Fadden, Stephen Boyle, John P. Breslin, Declan Gavican.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE: ERNE WANDERERS TO FACE FINTOWN HARPS IN DOWNTOWN CUP FINAL was last modified: April 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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 JUNIOR LEAGUE: ERNE WANDERERS TO FACE TO FACE FINTOWN HARPS IN DOWNTOWN CUP FINALlast_img read more

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DONEGAL ALL IRELAND WINNER SIGNS FOR FINN HARPS

first_imgFormer Donegal player Adrian Hanlon has agreed to sign for Finn Harps.The 2012 All-Ireland winner has agreed to sign with the Finn Harps Reserves side who play in the USL for the remainder of the season.Hanlon has been in brilliant form for Dungloe this season, and his form has propelled them to the top of Division Two. His form prompted a recall to the Donegal set-up but Hanlon declined the offer.Hanlon is a talented soccer player and has played for Keadue Rovers for the past number of seasons.Finn Harps Reserves manager John Francis Doogan has also secured the services of another Keadue Rovers player in the form of Corey Gallagher, as he bids to strengthen his side for the remainder of the USL season.There has been surprise expressed following the departure of Johnny Bonner from Finn Park. It’s believed Bonner became frustrated at the lack of first-team opportunities afforded to him and decided to leave.Bonner has opted to sign for Letterkenny Rovers, while former right-back James Doherty has joined Swilly Rovers. DONEGAL ALL IRELAND WINNER SIGNS FOR FINN HARPS was last modified: July 2nd, 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:Adrian HanlonAll-Ireland winnerdonegalfinn harpsnewsSportlast_img read more

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Hospital group’s fury at ‘lastminute.com’ meeting with Minister

first_imgThe Chairperson of St Joseph’s Community Hospital Action Group has expressed his disappointment at the manner in which Minister Jim Daly’s ‘supposed’ visit to Donegal was managed and choreographed.Fr John Joe Duffy said it is truly shocking that after years of campaigning for the long term future of services at St Joseph’s Community that the Minister in charge and responsible for Care of Older People chose only to give less than 20 hours notice of his visit, while at the same time giving an impression that they are working closely with us as a group.He said “It is also regrettable that most of the Local Public Representatives, that most of the Donegal County Councillors of Stranorlar Municipal District and of other areas were not invited to this meeting. “When it was mentioned on Monday afternoon at the council meeting in Lifford neither senior officals present or councillors were unaware of a ministerial visit or that a room had been booked in the County House for a meeting on Tuesday morning.”He added that this is a Government that operates on a system of organizing itself on a last minute dot com (last-minute.com) basis, ducking and diving while all the time avoiding the real issues that face the people that they supposedly represent.He continued “The total lack of consultation and advance notice makes one think or even ask the question how genuinely motivated are they in working with us as an Action Group to secure the future of services at St Joseph’s Community Hospital and to further guarantee the Residential Care Unit, Dementia care unit and short stay beds at our Community Hospital.“We on the Action Group have communicated directly with Minister Daly advising him that we will meet with him at any time and at any location providing we get a reasonable degree of notice, we have also in addition reissued our request to Minister Joe Mc Hugh our need to meet with him on the matter of St Joseph’s Hospital.” Fr Duffy claimed it is plainly apparent to everyone from recent replies to various Dáil questions placed by different Donegal TD’s that different information is being provided on the record of the Dáil is greatly at odds with the political spin is being touted out within the county.He said “It’s one spin story for Donegal while within the record of the Dáil it is a totally different story bearing in mind that PQ replied in the Dáil are relied by officials as opposed to political spin units. It is this complete contradiction of stories that has left us with little confidence in the handling of this issue by the present Government Ministers.“Notwithstanding the facts of the plethora of fake news announcements, false grant announcements of millions of grant aid, even Minister Daly talking ineptly on a local radio station about works being carried out at the Hospital – that have never ever even started since.”He added that it has been confirmed by both the HSE, Department of Health that no major capital works are to be carried out at the Hospital under the current capital plan 2016 to 2020, which is in keeping with the proposals of the original Lynch Plan, that no capital would be provided for the Community Hospital within the lifetime of the Capital Plan.“So, in essence, we have had 3 years and more of absolute spin, and fake news whereby we were misled time and time again,” he added. He said the late invitation is another sample of how this Government treats the ordinary people, who on a voluntary basis are working to better represent the people of their areas – than they as a Government are currently doing.Fr Duffy added “We remain committed to fighting for St Joseph’s Community Hospital and our campaign will out survive many Ministers and Government if that needs to be the case – we are here for the long haul and we will prevail.”Hospital group’s fury at ‘lastminute.com’ meeting with Minister was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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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