Big boys shot highlight Charlie Fuller memorial

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first_imgKevin Nedrick of Petersfield High School did a throwing double at the Manchester High School/Charlie Fuller Memorial on Saturday but his Class One shot put victory had patrons buzzing. With reigning ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships gold medallist Kyle Mitchell of Calabar High School showing fine form, Nedrick topped the early season showdown courtesy of a big last throw of 18.85m. He and Mitchell were the class of the field.Nedrick had won the discus easily with a mark of 54.05m but watched Mitchell take early control of the shot with throws of 17.16m and 17.38m. The tall lad spun into the lead at the end of the second round with an effort landing 18.02m away and stretched away to 18.14 in Round Four. The burly Calabar champion was, however, also improving and boomed forward to 17.97m in the fifth round and to the lead in the final round with a high arcing heave of 18.33m.On the last throw of the competition, Nedrick launched his shot to a winning distance of 18.85m.”It was kind of hard at the beginning because of the temperature I didn’t get my body that warmed up but going into more and more throws, I felt better,” Nedrick said afterwards.Queried about his prospects for the season, the 2015 Commonwealth Youth shot put champion replied: “(There is) A lot more to come. This is just a piece of the cake.”Without making excuses, Mitchell revealed that he was competing with a gimpy wrist.”I’m battling with some minor issues with my wrist, so I’m just trying to get as fit as possible as it relates to throwing competitively, so today was a good start for me,” said Mitchell.Nedrick’s team manager Junior Clarke has high hopes for him.”I’m just looking for Champs because he’s leaving Champs will all the records this year,” predicted Clarke.REDEMPTIONPan-Am discus champion Fedrick Dacres placed all his four legal throws over 61m with his fourth-round spin taping out at 64.79m. Dismayed with his first-round elimination at last year’s Olympics, he has his eyes on London and the 2017 World Championships.”It’s more of a redemption so you’re going back to show that you’re not finished as yet,” Dacres determined.His University of the West Indies teammate Traves Smikle was second with a best mark of 61.74m. Smikle barely missed the qualifying standard last year and with it, a chance to compete in his second Olympics but he is looking ahead to London too.”You know 61 today is a good sign that with more work anything is possible,” said Smikle.O’Dayne Richards, the MVP Track Club star, who made it to the Olympic shot put final, began his 2017 endeavours with a victory throw of 20.11m. In other action, there were one-two finishes in the Class Two and Three long jump for girls by Edwin Allen and Holmwood Technical respectively.Double jump 2016 Champs gold medallist Annia Ashley flew to the longest jump of the day at 5.98m to outdistance her teammate Latavia Brown in Class Two, while Suzette Palmer of Holmwood survived a tight Class Three affair. Palmer bounded 5.37m to edge her teammate Samantha Jibbinson by just 2 centimetres with Nia Robinson of Rusea’s close on 5.32m.last_img read more

Darling Scorpions Steal The Show

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first_imgThe statistics of the game favored Gambia’s U-20 national team, the Darling Scorpions, as they stole the show with a lone goal in the 30th minute yesterday against Satellites at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.  It was in the first leg preliminary round match of the African Youth Championships.The Gambians created more goals, and wasted all except one in the 30th minute when winger Saloum Faal outran Moses Tokpa to center for Bubacarr Trawally to connect home.  They also earned 9 corner-kicks against two by their Liberian counterparts.  The Gambians showed a more purposeful game, and their strikers, inside left Bubacarr Trawally, winger Saloum Faal and center forward Bakary Daffeh played a more coordinated game.  Their partnership more often than not left their Liberian counterparts struggling to keep pace.  In the post, Gambian goalkeeper Bubacarr Sanyang cooperated well with his defense, but it was the Liberian goalkeeper Abdulai Koulibaly whose effective responses frustrated his attackers who found it easier to shoot the ball off-target, many times.  While the Gambians played, using long range passes to center for the goal, their Liberian counterparts played a crowded midfield and on many occasions restarted their game, by kicking the ball back to their defense.  Liberia’s defender Moses Tokpa had a bad day, as he was left struggling to keep up on three occasions.  It was on one of such occasions that Saloum Faal beat him to the left and made his cross for the winner.  With the 1-0 loss, the return-leg in Banjul, The Gambia places the burden on the Liberian side to win at least 2-0 to be able to qualify in the African Youth Championships.  The drawback was the lack of coordination in the players’ team-work, in such a competitive environment.  The Gambians played much improved and confident game, and striker Ali Sowe was at his best.  His ability to eliminate attacking players aided him to connect the ball with precision. He was strong and fast on the ball, an important asset to the team.  United States based Coach William Tenesio Tarpeh, presently visiting, told the Daily Observer at half time, “The Liberians will have to use the wings, like a triangle and set up the goals,” which could not happen.  Liberia’s goalkeeper Koulibaly was effective and agile, and he showed that he was class of his own.  With youth in his favor, Liberia stands a better chance, and though the results were unfavorable, Liberia stands to benefit if they are made to work together for a longer time.  The Gambians, some of their medics were seen with gloves on their hands, (remember we still have Ebola here) are ahead with the away victory.  “Every game has its own development,” said another coach who has observed football development for a long time, “with proper organization the players could give a different story in the return leg in The Gambia.”  Well, we wait to see. Liberia: Abdilai Koulibaly, Benjamin Gbamy, Raymond Fancia, Fred Fofana, Moses Tokpa, Titus Kamara, Emmanuel Geeplay, Sam Jackson, Nimely Blamo, Oscar Dorley, Sporo Somah.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Clips of the Week – Friday, January 22

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Man fined after row with uncle at children’s creche Christmas party

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first_imgA man who assaulted his uncle at a Christmas party at his local creche has been fined.Dean Catterson was charged with spitting in the face of his uncle John McVeigh at the Wonder Years creche in Letterkenny, on December 23rd, 2016. Both men appeared at Letterkenny District Court where Mr Catterson strongly denied any assault on his 70-year-old uncle.Both men attended the party at the creche at Dromore on the outskirts of Letterkenny at around 2pm.Mr McVeigh claimed that he was approached by Mr Catterson who asked him what he was looking as he was entering the creche building.He then claimed that he followed him across the yard of the creche and then spat in his face.Mr McVeigh claims he told Mr Catterson that he was calling the Gardai but claimed his nephew said “F*** the guards, I’m a big boy now.”Mr Catterson, aged 39, and from Dromore, Letterkenny, completely denied this version of events.He said that he never spat at Mr McVeigh and that the only altercation they had was a verbal one.He claims that as he walked past Mr McVeigh but didn’t really recognise him and half acknowledged him.However, he claimed that McVeigh then called him a “wa*****.”He confronted McVeigh and asked him why he said that but McVeigh said he would “bust” him.Catterson then said “He then walked out the gate and out to the road. He started shouting abuse, vile, horrible insults, like you’re a scumbag, prick, w***er, asshole and then vile abuse towards my mother.“He called her horrible things. I could see other people walking into the creche. I was completely mortified to hear such abuse against me and my mother. It was a total disgrace.”Catterson said he confronted McVeigh again and said to him “You said you were going to bust me – do it now or be quiet.”The accused, an IT specialist, said he had known Mr McVeigh growing up but described him as always being a bully.However, he said that in his adult life he had perhaps only encountered Mr McVeigh on three occasions.“I didn’t even know he had children at the creche, I mean the man is 70 years old,” he added.Judge Paul Kelly said what bothered him about the case was that Catterson was considerably younger than his accuser and had opportunities to walk away.“One wonders what was in Mr Catteron’s head that he invited a man twice his age to bust him or hit him,” he said.He described the incident as “a most childish incident” that he would have thought would have happened between children in the yard of the school creche rather than two adults.He found the facts proven against Mr Catterson and ordered him to make a donation of €500 towards St Colmcille’s Hostel in Letterkenny.He added that he would not record any conviction against Catterson and leave him with a clean record if he paid that donation.Man fined after row with uncle at children’s creche Christmas party was last modified: April 20th, 2018 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:assaultCrécheDean CattersonJohn McVeighWonder Yearslast_img read more

GAA: SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

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first_imgResults of all the weekend’s Senior Football Championship. We will bring you all reports shortly.BUNDORAN 0-9 GLENSWILLY 6-15SEAN MacCUMHAILLS 0-9 FOUR MASTERS 2-14 ST EUNANS 1-21 NAOMH MUIRE 1-5KILLYBEGS 1-5 TERMON 0-8ARADRA 0-13 GLENFIN 1-9MALIN 0-7 NAOMH CONAILL 0-10 GAOTH DOBHAIR 1-9 DUNGLOE 0-9ST MICHAELS 2-08 KILCAR 0-5 GAA: SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS was last modified: October 5th, 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)last_img read more

Donegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures

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first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSaturday 29th October 2016Ulster Junior ShieldMilford United Reserves 1 Illies Celtic 1( Illies won 3-2 on penalties )Milford welcomed Illies Celtic to Moyle View Park on a good day for a game. Milford started the stronger and had a few chances before JJ Fleming broke the deadlock on the half hour mark. He outpaced the Illies defence before rounding the goalie and finishing smartly to put Illies one up. It should have been 2-0 soon after with Conor Meakin sending in a good cross. JJ Fleming cushioned it down for Ciaran Blaney to smash home but the referee gave offside to the bemusement of everyone. Illies came back strong in the second half and got the equaliser in the 65th minute. A free kick was sent into the box and an unfortunate Milford defender saw his headed clearance hit the post but Adrian Donaghey-Doherty was on hand to turn home. Both sides had chances to win it in normal and extra time but it would go to the lottery of penalties. Both keepers pulled of great saves but it was Illies who came out on top 3-2. A great effort from both teams and played in a good spirit but it’s Illies who progress to the next round of the Ulster shield. Glenea United Reserves 9 Moville Celtic 1The away side started the stronger and had most of the possession in the first 10 minutes. Glenea settled and a good move from Tommy Rodgers down the left resulted in a free kick which was well finished by Eamonn Mc Hugh. Martin Ferry scored two in quick succession from inside the box after being well set up by Conor Mc Clafferty for both, Moville broke the offside trap on the stroke of halftime to leave it 3-1 at the break. Glenea took control in the second half with Martin Maguire, Shane Ferry, Sean Mc Bride, Mark Harley, Ciaran Mc Fadden and Conor Mc Clafferty all scoring to put Glenea through to the next round. Referee: Michael MulhernGlenree United Reserves 1 Cockhill Celtic Youths 5Cockhill took the lead five minutes into the match when the ball was delivered into the box and struck high into the home side’s net. Glenree should have been back on level terms by half time but they squandered too many chances.It was the away team who took control in the second half and were four up by the 75th minute.Glenree got one back when Damien Nelis fired one into the Cockhill net from close range.It was the away team who finished the scoring for the day when they hit their 5th in the 88th minute and stride into the next round. Team effort from Cockhill. Best for Glenree were Conor Casey and Padraig Mac GintyOrchard F.C. 5 Cavan Town 1Orchard created numerous chances and broke the deadlock on 12 minutes after Michael Sweeney beat two defenders and scored in the bottom corner. Cavan created a few chances but couldn’t beat Tommy Mc Laughlin in the Orchard net. Eddie Moore doubled Orchard’s advantage on 30 minutes. The third goal was scored after Joe Mc Carron took a corner which Rory O’ Gorman got his head to and buried it in the back of the net. The second half started and Cavan pulled a goal back through Kyle McKenna. Orchard’s fourth goal was scored by Michael Sweeney again after he riffled a shot into the top corner from the edge of the box. Paddy Mc Laughlin rounded off the scoring for Orchard after a mix up in the box. Team performance from Orchard and a good team effort from Cavan Town.Saturday Reserve DivisionCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 Keadue Rovers Reserves 1Castlefin secured a hard earned three points over a stubborn Keadue side in Parkview on Saturday. The game started at a frantic pace with both sides keen to impress in the opening exchanges. The hosts created the first chance when Keith Nelis latched on to a Gary Mc Nulty through ball but he failed to convert from close range. Mc Nulty then had a chance himself but he poked his shot just past the post. Keadue took the lead against the run of play when James Boyle’s shot trickled over the line with 40 minutes on the clock. The home side continued to press in the second half and equalised when Nelis flicked on a long clearance to Stephen Roulston who rounded the keeper to slot home with 60 minutes played. In the 75th minute the hosts took the lead when a McNulty free kick found Marty Owens who unleashed an unstoppable shot into the net from 20 yards. Keadue piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser but the Castlefin defence stood firm. Referee: Pauric Hegarty.Best for Castlefin: Stephen Roulston and Marty Owens. Best for Keadue: Ben Boyle Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 6 St. Catherines Reserves 3Eddie Doherty scored after 7 minutes from the edge box. On 12 minute Ryan Langan scored a header after a great cross from Dan Conaghan . Paul Mc Eldowney ran straight through on goal on 23 minutes and finished cool after fine ball from John Doherty. Kilmac got their 4th on 36 minutes, again by the lively Ryan Langan. St Catherine missed a penalty on 42 minutes, shooting wide. On 47 minutes Stephen Leslie scored from a penalty . Kilmac then made it 5-1 and Ryan Langan completed his fine hat-trick, scoring from edge box. On 75 minutes a fine run by veteran Seamus Mc Laughlin set up Edwin Doherty to slot home. Straight from kick off a great strike from inside his own box by Stevie Anderson sailed over Kilmac keeper.On 90 minutes Paul Mc Fadden scored great goal. Team effort by St Catherines and great display from hard working Kilmac team . Referee: Sean O’Donnell.Sunday 30th October 2016Ulster Junior ShieldCarrowmena F.C. 0 Glencar Celtic 3Culdaff F.C. 3 Erne Wanderers 0Drumkill Rovers 2 Strand Rovers 3Ulster Junior CupLagan Harps 2 Culdaff F.C. 4For the second year in a row Culdaff overcame Lagan in the Ulster Junior Cup. Lagan had started well and Chris Toner exchanged passes with Gavin Mc Glanaghey before forcing a good save out of Darragh Mc Laughlin. The resultant corner was headed off the line by a Culdaff defender. Lagan took the lead on twenty minutes when Frankie Mc Brearty split the defence for Kenny Doran to race clear and score. Culdaff equalised on twenty eight minutes when a penalty was awarded for handball and Benny Mc Laughlin scored. Within ten minutes Mc Laughlin had completed his hat-trick when the Lagan defence twice failed to deal with long balls from the back and he raced through to score. Lagan went close when Michael Doherty’s free was palmed over the bar by Darragh Mc Laughlin. Lagan were on top for most of the second half with Michael Doherty again forcing a good save from Mc Laughlin. Lagan got their second when Chris Toner found Kenny Doran and he side stepped a defender before firing home. Lagan pressed but couldn’t force the equaliser. Culdaff completed the scoring when Benny Mc Laughlin crossed for Michael Coyle to score. Lagan’s best were Ronan Gibson, Frankie Mc Brearty and Kenny Doran. For Culdaff Benny Mc Laughlin, Ryan Greene and Darragh Mc Laughlin were best. Referee was Joe Mc Hugh Ballybofey United 2 Lifford Celtic 1Ballybofey United brought their good League form into the Ulster Junior Cup for the visit of Lifford Celtic to the Twin Towns on Sunday afternoon. It remained scoreless until the interval with neither side able to break the deadlock. Mark Griffin finally opened the scoring for Ballybofey on sixty minutes. The home side were guilty of missing several chances as they enjoyed having the upper hand on their fellow Division Two challengers. Lifford then equalised when Johnny Mc Mahon netted from the penalty spot. Despite passing up on several further chances the home side eventually put the result to bed when Brian Lafferty did well to hold off the defender and burst into the penalty area before beating the outrushing Lifford goalkeeper. Ballybofey will progress to the next round of the Cup and on this showing there will be a few decent matches in store between these two sides when they meet in Division Two of the Donegal Junior League.Kilmacrennan Celtic 2 Cavan TownKilmacrennan Celtic advance to the next round of the Ulster Cup with a good solid victory over Cavan Town on Sunday. Conditions were perfect for football on the day and it was the home team that settled the quickest and forced the Cavan men to defend almost from the first whistle. Cavan Town did defend well but the break through goal arrived in the 22nd minute when Mark Friel was in the right place following a clever pass from Timmy Burke and Friel rifled the ball past the advancing Cavan keeper. As hard as Kilmac tried, a second goal in the first half would not arrive and all credit must go to the Cavan defence. The second half was a more evenly contested game as the Cavan men pushed further up the pitch forcing the Lurgysiders to defend their lead. As the game progressed Kilmac got the insurance goal in the 82nd minute when Ciaran Mc Ginley put Caolan Mc Daid through on goal and the young striker made no mistake when he was afforded the chance. Credit to Cavan Town they pushed right up to the final whistle and never gave up but it is the Kilmacrennan men who go through to the next round. It was a good team performance from both teams while Kilmac’s Mark Friel was the stand out player on the day. Referee: Liam Mc Laughlin.Glenea United 3 Erne Wanderers 1Game started off slowly with neither team creating much in the first 25 minutes. Erne took the lead in the 27th minute when a well worked moved ended with David Dorrian shooting from 12 yards. Glenea equalised in the 44th minute when an Eamonn Mc Hugh pass split the defence for Lee O’ Brien to calmly find the back of the net from the edge of the box. Glenea took the lead in the 60th minute when Mc Hugh assisted again to feed Ciaran Mc Geady who rounded the keeper to finish. Peter Boyle in the Erne nets saved well from an Eamonn Cannon shot, before Glenea were reduced to 10 men in the 75th minute. Erne pressed but were caught out in the 80th minute when Ciaran Mc Geady latched onto a Ryan Mc Fadden pass to make it three for Glenea.Bonagee United 0 Glengad United 3Glengad should have taken the lead on seven minutes only for Terence Doherty to shoot wide from ten yards. The visitors were awarded a penalty on fifteen minutes when Terence Doherty was fouled in the box and Adam Byrne’s spot kick was saved by Carr in the home goal. The visitors had chances through Shane Canning Nigel Mc Monagle and Stephen Mc Laughlin but Carr was in fine form in the home goal. Noel O’ Donnell came close on forty minutes for the home team only for his strike on goal deflected wide. Lee Mc Monagle and Austin Marron for Bonagee were always a threat up front. Glengad took the lead on the hour when the ball was crossed to the edge of the box to Shane Canning and his strike from twenty yards found the bottom corner of the net. They got their second on eighty minutes after great pay down the right by Nigel Mc Monagle who squared the ball into the box for Mark Smith to tap home from ten yards. The home side had a few good chances on eighty three and five through Mc Monagle and Mc Gowan but there strikes on goal were deflected wide. The visitors got their third on eighty eight minutes when Terence Doherty broke clear of the Bonagee defence and shot home from the edge of the box. Team efforst by both sides. Referee: Michael Connelly. Cranford United 3 Killylough F.C. 0It was a tight first half in Cranford Park with only a headed goal from Joe Gallagher separating the sides. The second half started with Killylough having a good spell of possession but Cranford were able to see it out and got their reward with a good break with Andrew Kelly converting a through ball from Keelan Mc Gee. Cranford closed the game out and completed the scoring with another header this time Brendan Giles hitting the target.Buncrana Harps 2 Keadue Rovers 1Cootehill Harps 1 Castlefin Celtic 0Illies Celtic 3 Convoy Arsenal 2St. Catherines 4 Clonmany Shamrocks 1Clonmany started the brightest and deserved their 1-0 lead after eleven minutes when Jason Devlin slotted past the Saint’s keeper. Daniel Breslin had two great chances and finally slotted home after twisting and turning the Clonmany defence to make it one apiece after 15 minutes. The home side grew more into the game and Paul Mc Fadden latched onto a cross giving the Clonmany keeper no chance with a powerful volley on 31 minutes.Ryan Farrell scored two great individual goals in the second half to make the final score 4-1. The second of his goals a 25 yard screamer to the top corner really put the icing on the cake for a fine individual performance.Best for Clonmany was Michael Harkin in the middle of the park and the home keeper , Shane O’ Gara.Glaslough 2 Drumoghill F.C. 2( Drumoghill won 4-2 on penalties )Aileach F.C. 3 Milford United 1Raphoe Town 1 Clones Town 2Rathmullan Celtic 1 Gweedore Celtic 1( Gweedore won 4-3 on penalties )Gweedore Celtic emerged successful after a tense shootout at the Flagpole with goalkeeper Michael Mc Kelvey the hero for the men from Screaban. Mc Kelvey produced some Bruce Grobbelaar-esque antics on the goal line throughout the shootout and duly saved two crucial efforts from the Hoops while he also fired past Sean Black with his own team’s final spot-kick. After a scoreless first half in cold conditions it was the home side that edged in front midway through the second half. Niall Carruthers, lively all afternoon on the wing, was the man with the golden touch curling home from 20 yards past Mc Kelvey. Gweedore stuck to their task gainfully and they were rewarded with ten minutes left when Odhrán Mac Niallais sprung the offside trap to level the tie. Jude Patton came closest to finding an elusive winner during extra time but it was to be dreaded shootout to decide this game. Rathmullan drew first blood as Black produced an outstanding stop top deny Mac Niallais but successful efforts from Jamie Boyle, Cathal Mulhern, Eamon McGee and the man of the moment Mc Kelvey gave Gweedore four from their five in the shootout. Jude Patton, Eoin Sheridan and Kevin Doran were all successful for the home side but Mc Kelvey got his hands on the efforts of Derek Edwards and Ryan Connolly to send Gweedore on their way.Gweedore United 2 Monaghan Town 4This Cup clash was played in perfect conditions at Carrickboyle and it was Monaghan Town who progress to the next round. It was the visiting side that started the quickest and took the lead in the 20th minute when Ronan Straite’s shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner passed Brian Gallagher in the Gweedore goals. Monaghan Town doubled their lead five minutes later when a free kick from 18 yards was saved by Gallagher but Adrian Mc Anespie reacted quickest to tap home the rebound. Gweedore had an opportunity to pull one back in the 40th minute when Micheal Barry shot from 20 yards just went over the Keeper’s crossbar.Gweedore started the second half better and were awarded a penalty in the 55th minute for a handball by one of the Monaghan defenders, Shane ‘Baggio’ O Donnell stepped up but the Monaghan keeper saved well but O’ Donnell reacted quickest to score the rebound to make it 2-1. Gweedore were growing in confidence but were caught with a sucker punch in the 60th minute when Monaghan regained their two goal cushion when Sean Mc Crudden shot home from 12 yards to make it 3-1 to the visitors. Monaghan got their fourth in the 70th Minute when Ronan Straite got his second of the game with a free header at the back post. Gweedore pulled one back in the 75th minute following a good one two between Ciaran Mc Fadden and Michael Barry left Barry one on one with the Monaghan keeper and he made no mistake from 18 yards. That was to be the last goal of the game as Monaghan closed out the game and will enjoy their long trip back to Monaghan. Ronan Straite was excellent for Monaghan Town while it was a good team effort from Gweedore who will turn their attention back to League football after this cup exit. Referee: Micheal McFaddenTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneCappry Rovers 2 Donegal Town 2This game was played in perfect conditions in Cappry Park. This was a real even contest but Cappry struck first when Conor Laverty played Calvin Bradley through in the 15th minute to finish well. Donegal got back level when they scored following a free kick, Aaron Slevin scoring at the back post. The game was still level at half time. Donegal Town went in front when Aaron Slevin found the net again. Cappry tried to get back into the game and finally got level when Gerard Melaugh scored in the 85th minute. Cappry nearly won the game when Calvin Bradley had his effort in the 90th minute cleared off the line. Two team performances.CT Ball Division TwoKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1 Eany Celtic 5Eany went three up in this match before the home side finally found their feet and managed to grab a goal back. It was all too little too late unfortunately for the Kerrykeel lads as Eany went on to score another brace and win the game easily in the end.Whitestrand United 2 Letterbarrow Celtic 2Whitestrand United took on Letterbarrow FC at Mc Garvey Park. Whitestrand were following two recent good away results. The game started with Letterbarrow on the front foot and this set the tone for the first half. They were well organised and took their first clear chance when a defensive mix up led to a goal from Alex Mac Niallais. Letterbarrow stayed on top and were rewarded for their play when Gerard Mc Brearty hit a superb volley to take a 2-0 lead into half time. Whitestrand started the second half with renewed vigour and were rewarded when they were awarded a penalty which was coolly dispatched by Shane Mc Glade. The introduction of Kieran McLaughlin made a huge difference and the equaliser came when Liam O’ Riordan took his chance well when through one on one. Whitestrand pushed hard for a winner but had to settle for a point. Best for the Strand were Kieran McLaughlin and Shane Mc Glade.Dunkineely Celtic 4 Copany Rovers 0Dunkineely Celtic pressed from the start and had a few good chances in the first 20 minutes through Adrian Nesbitt & Andrew Mackey with Paul Murrin hitting the bar and only for some fine goal keeping by Copany keeper Stephen Doherty kept the score level at the break .Dunkineely came out for the 2nd half pressing high up the field and were awarded a free on the edge of the box in the 50th minute. Andrew Mackey put it into the top right hand corner giving the keeper no chance. Celtic increased their lead in the 72nd minute when a good cross from Adrian Nesbitt was turned into his own net by a Copany defender. It was all Dunkineely and Mackey got the 3rd on 85minutes from a great pass from Paul Murrin. Mackey was then taken down for a penalty and Martin Cunningham made no mistake from the spot. Best for Dunkineely were Adrian Nesbitt, Damien Quigley and Alistair Rodgers. For Copany their keeper Stephen Doherty was outstanding and Stephen Brady. Referee: Brian o KaneRESULTSSaturday 29th October 2016Ulster Junior ShieldMilford United Reserves 1 v 1 Illies Celtic( Illies won 3-2 on penalties )Glenea United Reserves 9 v 1 Moville CelticGlenree United Reserves 1 v 5 Cockhill Celtic YouthsOrchard F.C. 5 v 1 Cavan TownSaturday Reserve DivisionCastlefin Celtic Reserves 2 v 1 Keadue Rovers ReservesKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 6 v 3 St. Catherines ReservesSunday 30th October 2016Ulster Junior ShieldCarrowmena F.C. 0 v 3 w/o Glencar Celtic (Carrowmena Withdrew from competition) Culdaff F.C. 3 v 0 w/o Erne Wanderers (Reserves Erne did not field) Drumkill Rovers 2 v 3 Strand RoversUlster Junior CupLagan Harps 2 v 4 Culdaff F.C.Ballybofey United 2 v 1 Lifford CelticKilmacrennan Celtic 2 v 0 Cavan TownGlenea United 3 v 1 Erne WanderersBonagee United 0 v 3 Glengad UnitedCranford United 3 v 0 Killylough F.C.Buncrana Harps 2 v 1 Keadue RoversCootehill Harps 1 v 0 Castlefin CelticIllies Celtic 3 v 2 Convoy ArsenalSt. Catherines 4 v 1 Clonmany ShamrocksGlaslough 2 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.( Drumoghill won 4-2 on penalties )Aileach F.C. 3 v 1 Milford UnitedRaphoe Town 1 v 2 Clones TownRathmullan Celtic 1 v 1 Gweedore Celtic( Gweedore won 4-3 on penalties )Gweedore United 2 v 4 Monaghan TownTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore United P v P Raphoe Town (Both teams playing in Ulster Junior Cup)Cappry Rovers 2 v 2 Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1 v 5 Eany CelticWhitestrand United 2 v 2 Letterbarrow CelticDunkineely Celtic 4 v 0 Copany RoversFIXTURESSaturday 5th October 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionDrumbar F.C. v Glencar CelticDunlewey Celtic v Strand RoversSaturday Reserve DivisionMilford United Reserves v Erne Wanderers ReservesGlenree United Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves v Glenea United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Cappry Rovers ReservesSunday 6th October 2016 K.O. 2p.m. ( Unless Stated )Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore United v Cappry RoversKeadue Rovers v Bonagee UnitedDonegal Town v Erne WanderersCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Eany Celtic v Curragh AthleticOscar Traynor TrophyDonegal Junior League v Cavan / Monaghan League (K.O. 1.30) DrumoghillDonegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures was last modified: October 30th, 2016 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

DONEGAL’S SHOCKING SOCIAL HOUSING WAITING LISTS REVEALED

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first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDNew figures obtained by Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue have revealed a shocking surge in social housing waiting lists in Donegal over the past two years.The information supplied to Fianna Fáil through Freedom of Information, shows that social housing waiting lists at Donegal County Council are actually 48% higher than the Government has led us to believe.Official figures from the Department of the Environment and Local Government show that there are 1,675 applicants for social housing at Donegal County Council.  However this latest information reveals that the true figure is 2,472 applicants. Deputy McConalogue explained, “These new figures reveal the true extent of the housing crisis in Co. Donegal.  The Government has been using outdated figures at a national level to mask the true extent of the crisis, but the cat is out of the bag now.“All official figures quoted by the Government on social housing waiting lists are from 2013, and are therefore two years old.  The documents received by Fianna Fáil show that Donegal County Council has seen a massive increase in demand for social housing.  However bad we thought the housing crisis in Donegal was, it is actually immeasurably worse.  There are now 2,472 applicants on the social housing waiting list in Donegal.  Nationally, the figure is 130,000 – much higher than the 90,000 figure that the government has been using to date.“The increase in Donegal over the past two years is higher than the national average increase. Behind all of these numbers are countless extremely upsetting cases of families who have no place to call home.  I am inundated on a weekly basis with families contacting me who are desperate for help to find a home.  Many are stuck in totally inappropriate emergency accommodation, packed into hotel rooms with young children and no idea where they will go next.“The extent of the problem must be obvious to any public representative here in Donegal.  The housing emergency has exploded out of control.  By downplaying the extent of the crisis, the Government is doing a gross disservice to the public and to the many charities that are working on the ground.  I am calling on the Government TDs here in Donegal to stop hiding on this issue. Wake up, stop the spin, put an end to the empty PR announcements and start taking real action to tackle this emergency.” DONEGAL’S SHOCKING SOCIAL HOUSING WAITING LISTS REVEALED was last modified: September 8th, 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:donegalsocial housingwaiting listslast_img read more

Helping SA’s child-headed households

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first_imgMadonsela said the department had entered into the partnership with KfW for the implementation of a care and support project for child- and youth-headed households. The agreement follows a relationship between the two parties that began in 2007 with the commissioning of a study on child-headed households in South Africa. It will also be used to benefit recipients through skills development programmes, he said. Partnership Kloppenburg said that the financial contribution would be used exclusively for refurbishments, construction, equipment and extensions of community care centres. “We will equip them with life skills and ensure access to improved services offered by refurbished and adequately equipped community care centres,” Madonsela said. “We really appreciate the generosity of KfW, and hope to see our relationship grow further.” The agreement was signed on Wednesday by the department’s director-general, Vusi Madonsela, and Norbert Kloppenburg, an executive of the German Development Bank, known as the KfW Banking Group. Source: BuaNews Skills development The programme will be implemented over a period of three years in the Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. The Department of Social Development and the German Development Bank have signed a R76-million deal to improve the living conditions of child- and youth-headed households in South Africa. 13 November 2009 The purpose of the study was to assess the needs of child-headed households and to identify services and additional resources that might be used to support them.last_img read more

South African movies improve box office earnings

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first_img12 August 2014Locally made movies generated R33-million in revenue at South African cinemas in the first half of 2014, a 43% increase on the R23-million generated by homegrown productions in the first half of 2013, according to the latest South African Box Office Report.The report, released at the weekend by the National Film and Video Foundation, showed that, of the 111 films released at the box office between 3 January and 28 June, 12 were South African productions.Top earners over this period were mazing Spider Man 2 (R21.8-million), Rio 2 (R21.1-million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (R16.9-million). Pad Na Jou Hart was best local performer, grossing over R11-million.The report also revealed a correlation between gross revenue and the number of prints at release, with Pad Na Jou Hart having received the largest number of prints, compared to Elelwani and The Forgotten Kingdom, which received the lowest revenue but also the lowest number of prints at release.According to the report, total gross revenue at South Africa’s cinema’s fell by 6%, from R408-million to R382-million, between the first half of 2013 and the first half of 2014.Times Media (formerly Nu Metro) and Ster Kinekor had the largest market share with 46% and 36% respectively. This was followed by United International Pictures with 13% and Crystal Brook with 5%.Indigenous Film Distributors received 1% of total market share, while distributing five out of the 12 local films on offer in the first half of the year. Ster Kinekor distributed four local movies, while Times Media and United International Pictures distributed two and one respectively.In terms of earnings by genre, animation was the highest-grossing genre with R72-million, followed by action/adventure with R70-million and drama in third place with R59-million.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Where to start on succession planning

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Bradley H. RidgeAnother article about succession planning — you probably feel like you’ve read them all. Although always presented with the best of intentions, you may feel as though many of the pieces you come across are littered with warnings about what may or may not happen if you don’t have all of your financial affairs in order. While you should be aware of all the scenarios that could play out in the event of lack of succession planning, for the purposes of this article, let’s assume you have already decided it’s time to put your planning in motion. But where do you start?The best starting point is to contact the person you hold in the highest regard when it comes to the finances of your farm operation. A CPA with experience in agribusiness and wealth planning may be a great starting point. Not only will they be able to address your needs from financial statements to family matters, but you should discover that a CPA’s experience and background creates a special level of caring and investment in your needs and the future needs and success of your operation.Our firm has had the opportunity to assist many farm families through the years. I especially enjoy helping families with succession and wealth planning as I also grew up on a family farm. I look back on my experiences being raised with several siblings and farming parents and grandparents and extended farming family and realize how blessed I was to learn the exceptional life-long lessons created by living off of the land and raising livestock fed by the fruits of the land. It is these experiences that help me to uniquely understand the devotion and attachment to the farm and its way of life. As a result, succession planning for the farm is as much emotion as it is sound finance and each family situation is different. It is so important that you have trusted advisors to help you through the myriad of considerations for succession planning.Once you have set a date to meet with your trusted advisor, it is time to gather some important information. Below is a checklist of financial data and documents you will need from the get-go.Please keep in mind that successful succession planning can only be accomplished by a thorough consideration of your future financial and retirement needs. So, your trusted advisor needs to acquaint themselves with both areas to assist in your planning.Some helpful items for your first meeting;The complete history of your farm business. Have you always used the land or was it ever farmed by someone else?The current estimated value of your farmland. If you aren’t sure where you stand in regards to value, your CPA can assist you in beginning the valuation process.All information related to mortgages, sale agreements, etc. that are tied to the farm and business.Personal and business tax returns. Your CPA should have these at their disposal unless you’re forging a new relationship with a new accountant. No matter how seasoned your relationship is, expect for your CPA to need to look at returns from the last several years.Recent financial statements for the farm business, spanning the last three to five years.The details about how your farmland was obtained, how your assets are registered and how you currently run your business operation. What was the original cost of your land and buildings and their legal description? Do you run your business as a sole proprietor, a partnership, an LLC, or as a corporation? Be prepared to share these specifics.A schedule of all equipment with purchase dates, cost and depreciation considerations.Your current will. Make sure it reflects all desired family members and that all vital information such as ages and addresses are up to date.Current copies of your Health and Financial Powers of Attorney.Current Social Security Statements of Benefits.A listing of life insurance owned on each spouse.Copies of any trust documents. Reviewing this information will allow your CPA to get a better idea of the bigger picture — where the farm business has been, how it’s positioned to grow, who will be involved moving forward. The big picture is important when it comes to succession planning.Once you begin this process, you immediately come to learn that succession planning isn’t just about deciding who to pass the operation on to. It’s about securing the future for everyone involved. It’s not about losing control, it’s about keeping it and acquiring the peace of mind that comes with knowing that things will be secure for seasons of life such as retirement and well beyond. Bradley H. Ridge, CPA, CMGA is Managing Partner at Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Bradley has been with the firm since 1982. Farming is in Bradley’s blood, as he was brought up within a family farming operation. His background has positioned him to help agribusinesses grow and thrive. Bradley is also well-versed in the areas of assurance, tax, management advisory services and individual financial planning. Contact Bradley at 740-251-9078 or holbrookmanter.com. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 in central Ohio.last_img read more