MONZA, Italy (AP):Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds short of running the first marathon in under two hours yesterday.Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometres) around an oval track in an impressive two hours, 25 seconds, unofficially smashing Dennis Kimetto’s world mark of 2:02:57 by 21/2 minutes and raising hopes that one of world sport’s most famous barriers can be broken.”We are human. We are going up the tree … I have lifted a branch and I am going on to the next one,” Kipchoge said.The time will not be an official world record sanctioned by the IAAF due to variables like pacers entering mid-race and drinks being given to runners via mopeds.Considered the best marathon runner in the world, Kipchoge broke his personal best of 2:03:05, set at the London Marathon last year. Kimetto set the world mark in Berlin in 2014.Organisers first listed Kipchoge’s time as a second faster, then changed it to 25 seconds off the two-hour mark.
A Corentyne, Berbice family is calling for justice after the employer of 30-year-old Nandkumar Heeram allegedly beat him following a misunderstanding.The injured man, also known as “Ravi”, of Middle Walk, Friendship Village, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) was beaten at about 19:30h on Saturday evening.According to the injured man’s sister, she received a telephone call indicating thatNandkumar Heeramsomething had hit her brother.Guyana Times was told that Heeram was called by his employer following a dispute and as he approached, he was assaulted with a piece of wood.In an attempt to evade the incoming blow, he spun around and was hit behind the head. Additionally, he was hit to the nose.His sister said when she arrived at the hospital and tried to speak to her brother, he was unable to respond. She also said that at that time, he was bleeding profusely from his nose.A report was made to the Police and the suspect was arrested. However, the employer was subsequently released.However, on Monday when the father of three was approached by the media, he acknowledged that some time ago there was a misunderstanding between himself and his employer.Efforts to contact the Divisional Commander for a comment on the matter proved futile.
A resident of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, is presently nursing head injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he lost control of his motorcycle in the wee hours of Saturday morning and was thrown into a nearby ditch.The damaged motorcycle on the roadAnthoney Murphy was proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the Montrose Public Road, East Coast Demerara – which is closed and currently under construction – when he lost control of motorcycle CG 3472.Speaking with Guyana Times, a police rank stated that the accident occurred at about 04:40h.The rank explained that the area has the necessary traffic/construction signs erected along the road to alert drivers of the road works but Murphy failed to pay heed to warnings and proceeded. As a result, the cyclist received injuries to his head and was rushed to the city hospital by an ambulance. He was admitted a patient and is undergoing treatment.On Wednesday evening, also on the Montrose Public Road, a Route 44 minibus, bearing registration number BVV 9628, toppled after reportedly driving onto the bridge at about 20:00h.A few passengers in the minibus received minor injuries.Inquiries revealed that the minibus was proceeding along the southern side of the road at a fast rate of speed when it swerved onto the bridge, causing it to turn over on its right side before crashing into motorcar PLL 6444.Persons have complained of the manner in which the East Coast Road Expansion is being conducted.One driver said he thinks the project was a“good” one. However, the Government needs to ensure the necessary infrastructure such as lights and road markings are added to the road swiftly.The US$50.2 million East Coast road expansion project has two components. One features a four-lane expansion of the road from Better Hope to Annandale and the other caters for an upgrade to the existing two-lane road from Annandale to Belfield.Guyana had received a US$45.3 million concessional loan from the China EXIM (Export-Import) Bank to finance the road project, and that agreement was signed in January last year.Upon completion of the widening and improvement of the East Coast Demerara Highway, citizens travelling along the East Coast will benefit from reduced travel time and less traffic congestion. Apart from the road being expanded, the project includes improved drainage for the East Coast, which is usually susceptible to floods.
Immediate past president of Guyana Donald Ramotar, under whose tenure the government disposed of its 20 per cent shares in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) by sale to a Chinese company, has come out swinging at the 10-month-old A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) government after the administration said on Wednesday the Datang Telecom Technology and Industry Group, which bought the shares, has already repaid the outstanding US$5 million; however, there seems to be no record of the payment.Former Executive Director of NICIL Winston BrassingtonMinister of State Joseph HarmonIn 2012, Datang purchased government’s shares at the cost of US$30 million from the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) and based on the agreement with the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration, the company paid off US$25 million and had two years to make the outstanding payment. The PPP/C had long maintained that the outstanding monies were not paid and after assuming office last year the APNU/AFC regime undertook to recoup the monies; hence Minister of State Joseph Harmon’s recent trip to China.But, a post-Cabinet briefing on Wednesday revealed that based on documentation in the government’s possession, the moneys were paid long before the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections.“What I can say is that Mr Harmon has been able to retrieve some documents which tell a different story. That story being, of course, that the five million was paid so we are trying to track down to whom, how, where and when,” Trotman revealed to reporters.While the Government spokesperson did not provide many details in relation to the information found on the payment by the Chinese company, he did hint it was made under the previous Administration when he said “that was before May 16, 2015”.However, Ramotar in a statement on Thursday rejected the government’s claim and said the claim by government that the money was received is a lie. “I challenge the government to present the “documents” it has received (under suspicious and questionable circumstances) so that the veracity of the evidence can be tested and authenticated,” Ramotar dared.It was under Ramotar’s presidency the government sold its shares in GTT and according to the former President, the transaction was public, including NICIL’s efforts to pursue legal recourse in the UK to collect the outstanding balance.The PPP/C administration never had any reason to doubt the word of NICIL’s competent technical staff when they said the amounts were outstanding and every effort was being made to pursue, Ramotar added.“Any claim that amounts were paid, would not be hard to prove,” Ramotar stated, adding that NICIL was the sole entity authorised to receive the payments.“One would assume that had NICIL received this money then there would be a receipt or some form of banking documentation to show its payments. Any claim that some other entity or person received this money would also be easy to prove or disprove,” he reasoned.DistractionThe Former President believes that the APNU/AFC administration’s insinuation that the money was paid to someone else or some other entity other than NICIL prior to the May 2015 elections is a distraction from “the real issues”, adding that the cantankerous claims of massive corruption under the PPP/C administration have yet to be proven.Ramotar said this latest claim is a political ploy to appeal to people’s emotions as the nation demands explanations on who really paid for Harmon’s trip to China, the naming of the ‘honorific’ advisors and party contributors, and demands for decisive actions against the spiralling crime rate.Brassington’s takeMeanwhile, former Executive Director of NICIL Winston Brassington in an invited comment told Guyana Times he was unaware the outstanding monies were paid to NICIL up until December 31, 2015.“If it was paid, then the seller can easily produce evidence showing this. Payments of this nature are transferred via the banking system (wire transfer) from one bank to another and easy to check and validate. Given that the first payment was wired directly to NICIL’s US dollar bank account in Guyana, I would expect the remaining US$5M to have followed the same course,” Brassington said.He clarified that after the payment of the initial US$25 million by Datang, there has been no amendments to the sale contract up to the time of him being a part of NICIL.“Any amendment is required to be executed in writing by both parties. As such nonpayment would be deemed a breach of contract. The Chinese buyer should bear the responsibility to prove evidence of payment per the contract terms,” he stated, adding that his comment was simply to avoid speculation on NICIL’s actions while he was at the helm.Auditor’s takeMeanwhile, speaking with this publication on Thursday, Anand Goolsarran who conducted an audit into the operations of NICIL said based on his examination of the books of the holding company, as at December 31, 2015, the monies were not paid to NICIL.He noted that Brassington did indicate in the management response to the Audit that the monies were still outstanding and that legal proceedings were being initiated to recoup that money.He made it clear that he was not confirming or denying the monies were paid, however, he would like to see the documents which Minister Harmon claimed he has in his possession. When the US$25 million was paid initially, it was made by international wire instructions, from one bank to another, thus making the payment easily traceable.As such, the question is now being asked, if the outstanding US$5 million was indeed paid, then why the government has not yet explored that option (to trace the payment) rather than to “throw it out in public” without a proper or concrete position.Questions are also being asked that if indeed Minister Harmon received “documents” to show that the monies were paid, those very documents must say who or which entity received the payments.At a press conference late last year former Head of NICIL Winston Brassington had stated that efforts were afoot to recoup the monies.Brassington had even defended selling the shares to the Chinese company, explaining that the share-offer was advertised more than 40 times locally and close to 30 times overseas. He added that government had even written all the embassies and consulates and in the end, the highest offer received was US$7 million.Meanwhile, Attorney at law and PPP Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall in commenting on the issue of the sale said that the Coalition Government is attempting to manufacture a controversy over the sale of the shares at GT&T. He said that this attempt is “obviously to distract attention” from the perpetual scandals that they have been recently generating.He pointed out that the “concocted controversy” seems to be whether or not the balance of US$5M was paid. “If the purchaser is asserting that this money was paid, then all they have to do is to produce the evidence of this payment. They must have some credible evidence that they made this payment and they must know to whom or to which company this payment was made,” he said.According to Nandlall, unless someone in the Coalition Government received the money and is refusing to acknowledge receipt or did a write-off then proof of payment should be produced.“The next step for the Government is litigation to recover the debt. There are several lawyers in the Cabinet and it remains a mystery how they cannot advise on such a simple matter. Unless, of course, as I indicated, someone is not making full and frank disclosures on this matter.” Sale of GTT shares“As at Dec 31, 2015 no monies were paid” – Auditor Goolsarran
Like thousands of American Airlines passengers last Dec. 29, Kate Hanni and her family were stuck aboard a jet for hours, out on the tarmac. They were hungry, bored, angry and, in the case of Flight 1348, sick of the smell wafting through the cabin from the lavatories. When the ordeal finally ended, some passengers from the 67 separate American flights – which each spent at least three hours stranded – e-mailed or called in their complaints to the airline. Some vented on blogs. Most grumbled and went about their business. And the airline industry thought it would, too. Hanni, who said she had never even written a letter of complaint in her life, decided she would get a law passed making lengthy confinement on an airplane illegal. “I was fuming,” she said. “It was imprisonment.” She thus became an unlikely and, thus far, powerful adversary to an industry accustomed to riding out its major service lapses with only the lightest of government scrutiny After American’s problems, JetBlue Airways had its own meltdown in February, with at least nine flights stuck on the tarmac for six hours or more. Moreover, June was the worst month this decade for taxi-out times – the time between leaving the gate and actually taking off – with 462 flights stuck on the ground for more than three hours, the Transportation Department reported. July was not as bad, with 276 flights stuck for more than three hours, though it was still one of the worst months since 2000. (August data are not yet available.) Hanni’s group has pointed out that the taxi-out statistics capture only a minority of stranded flights. Diverted planes like Flight 1348 and flights that taxi out and sit for hours and then return to the terminal only to be canceled are not included. Amid an awful year for air travel, Hanni became a regular on TV news shows. Airline executives are careful not to criticize her personally, perhaps for fear of building her reputation. “It’s not about the woman,” said David A. Castelveter, chief spokesman for the airline industry lobby, the Air Transport Association. “It’s about the issue. You can’t legislate customer service.” After Thompson’s original bill was folded into larger legislation, the get-off-the-plane provision was eliminated. Hanni called the bill “gutted.” (Some of the bill’s other provisions – food, water and clean lavatories, among them – remained.) She persisted, however. Thompson spent a good part of the past several days trying to get the votes to reinsert the get-off-the-plane provision. He said Wednesday a weakened version, requiring airlines to submit a plan to regulators to allow passengers off after “excessive delays,” appeared headed for inclusion in the bill. Each time Hanni is in the news, calls and e-mail messages to her Web site, www.flyersrights.com, surge. Mark Mogel, who was still mad about being stranded in 2001, e-mailed Hanni after seeing her on C-Span. He got no reply for a month. He e-mailed again, he said, saying that she and her colleagues were more disorganized than the airlines. “Half an hour later, I got a call from Kate, and I’ve been working with them ever since,” he added. He assembled the strand-in tent, pulled together the research that concluded that most stranded flights are not included in government statistics and he maintains the Web site. “She ropes you in,” said Mogel, 51, and a semi-retired software engineer. “I wanted to scale back. But little by little – can you do this? – I’m back at it full time.” Calls and e-mail messages help identify the latest stranded flight. Robert McKee contacted Hanni after posting a YouTube video about Delta Flight 6499, which he said was stranded for seven hours on June 25. McKee said it appeared that Delta employees who were passengers were allowed off the flight, while he was not. A Delta spokeswoman, Betsy Talton, said a single Delta worker left the plane when a truck went out to 6499 to ferry its crew, which had reached its allowed time limit, back to the terminal. And Leslie Saladino was on a Bentonville, Ark.-to-Dallas American flight home June 27 that diverted to Shreveport and lingered there on the tarmac for about five hours, she said. Actually, it was three hours and 40 minutes on the ground, said Tim Wagner, an American spokesman. Regardless, Saladino said she wants a law giving her the right to get off the plane. Castelveter, the airline industry spokesman, said he sympathized with passengers. “We have made mistakes,” he said. “We have apologized for those mistakes, and we are working hard to ensure that they never happen again.”Others are, too. With the coalition work, Hanni has not played with the Toasted Heads much this year. But that is all right. “I’m enjoying this as much as performing,” she said. “I hope I’m done with real estate. I would like to be a consumer advocate.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! . A successful real estate agent, occasional rock and roll singer and mother of two, Hanni, 47, essentially put her life on hold to take on the airlines, leaning on her husband to earn more and spend more time looking after their children so she could battle the lobbying might of the airlines. With the help of Internet chat boards, videos shot by stranded passengers and posted on YouTube and a growing network of volunteers, she has gathered 18,000 signatures on an online petition supporting what she calls a Passengers’ Bill of Rights. Her congressman, Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Napa, quickly introduced legislation at her behest to force airlines to let passengers off stranded planes after three hours, with two 30-minute extensions at the pilot’s discretion. That is at least four hours less than the Hanni family spent on the tarmac in Austin, Texas. On Wednesday, Hanni staged what she called a “strand-in” near the Capitol in Washington, in a bid to keep up momentum for the get-off-the-plane legislation she wants enacted, over objections from the airline industry. A long tent was outfitted to resemble the interior of an airline, and wings were drawn on its exterior in duct tape. She offered long-shot invitations to members of Congress to experience confinement, replete with smelly portable toilets Hanni and fellow volunteers had rounded up. For the record, American said Flight 1348’s toilets never overflowed. Hanni’s lobbying effort even has a soundtrack, of sorts. Her rock group, the Toasted Heads, rewrote lyrics to the Animals’ 1965 hit, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” to make it an anthem for stranded passengers.
1 Ross Barkley Midfielder Ross Barkley rediscovering his best form is welcome news for Everton, but manager Roberto Martinez believes he is a long way from fulfilling his potential.All the evidence from the England international’s eight appearances so far this season, in which he has already scored three times, point to a return to the scintillating form he showed 18 months ago.Barkley scored just twice last season and Martinez believes a knee injury on the eve of that campaign left the 21-year-old playing catch-up and trying too hard to reproduce his magic.JOEY BARTON ON ROSS BARKLEY: ‘HE CAN BECOME THE BEST WE’VE EVER SEEN IN THIS COUNTRY!’But a summer of rest and proper preparation has rejuvenated the player, who has just racked up his 100th appearance for the club.“Ross is in a very good moment of form,” said Martinez.“He has a real good mindset and it is incredible he has already reached that landmark – 100 games is an incredible figure.“I see Ross as a very enthusiastic footballer who wants to get better and he hasn’t fulfilled his potential yet.“But he is focused on the next game and he is narrowing his aims and objectives into achievable goals so in that respect I have no worries about Ross.“His mindset is perfect to carry on having big impacts in games and being important for the team, as he has been so far.“He came back after a very good summer in which he was able to switch off from football and I think all the lessons we had as a team in Europe (last season) in particular Ross, as an individual, made him a better player.“We all know the quality he has. When you add good decision-making on that package of physical presence and technical ability is when Ross is at his very best.“Good decision-making depends on many things. It is how good the team is playing, how easy it is to play with players around him and that natural approach of being able to be yourself.“All those aspects have come together and Ross is enjoying his football and when he is enjoying his football he can show the level he has.”
Arsenal moved to the top of the Premier League thanks to a comfortable victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park.Olivier Giroud carried on where he left off from after his heroics against Olympiakos in the Champions League with an early penalty.Arsene Wenger’s men made the game theirs before half time with a well worked team goal finished by Aaron Ramsey.The defeat leaves Villa with only six points after 16 games and six adrift of Sunderland in 19th.Villa began the game with a large bit of early possession but failed to keep it whenever they got near the Arsenal box in a scrappy start to the game.Seven minutes in and Arsenal were in front when Alan Hutton pulled down Theo Walcott after the Englishman raced past him and, after a long delay, the referee pointed to the penalty spot after his assistant flagged.Giroud stepped up confidently after his midweek hat-trick to stroke the ball passed Brad Guzan.The goal did nothing to raise the quality of the game as it continued to be very stop-start with neither team able to fashion a chance of any real meaning.However, after 37 minutes the was finally a bit of quality as Ramsey started and finished a beautifully worked breakaway goal to double the Gunners’ lead.The Welshman made a vital tackle on the edge of his own box, before the ball eventually reached Mesut Ozil who confirmed his status as the ‘Assist-King’ by squaring to Ramsey to stroke home for his second goal in two games.Villa had a chance to snatch a goal back ten minutes into the second half when top scorer Scott Sinclair found himself unmarked just outside the six yard box, but looped his header harmlessly over the bar.Leandro Bacuna then went close as he cut in from the left and sent a curling shot towards Petr Cech’s goal, but it landed on the roof of the net.Carles Gil went close with an ambitious long-ranger for the hosts but it was another defeat for Villa and Remi Garde as relegation looks like an inevitability. Aaron Ramsey celebrating with Mesut Ozil 1
Saws, drills, fiber-optic cameras and dozens of other heavy-duty gadgets are stored on the Rescue 5 — enough stuff here to get anyone out of any place. “That’s what it’s designed for,” Nestor said. — Jason Kosareff can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On the coolness scale, the new heavy-duty urban search-and-rescue truck shared by the San Gabriel and Monterey Park fire departments is off the chart. It’s big, red, loud, packed with tools that can carve up a collapsed building like a turkey and carries six of the most highly trained rescue workers in the region. “The nice thing is, it lives here,” said Cathleen Orchard, Monterey Park fire chief. Rescue 5, as it is known among firefighters, was the first urban search-and-rescue truck capable of major rescues in the San Gabriel Valley when it was picked up in August. But since then, the Arcadia and Monrovia fire departments jointly acquired a similar vehicle as well. It was paid for with a $500,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The departments have started training 36 firefighters in urban search-and-rescue techniques that take lifesaving to the next level, said Joe Nestor, San Gabriel fire chief. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The firefighters make up a pool from which a six-person team can be called upon in case of a major disaster, like a hurricane, or more likely a deadly earthquake. The team can rescue people from confined spaces, such as an underground pipe or office cubicle. Trench collapses, swift-water and high-angle rescues are also the forte of the team. Heck, they could have rescued the Wicked Witch of the East from underneath Dorothy’s house just by using the 20-inch-by-24-inch pad that inflates to lift 26 tons. San Gabriel firefighter Chris Eakman holds a smaller version of the pad, about 4 inches square, which recently came into use. “This is great for getting fingers out of a printing press,” Eakman said.
Donegal 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 League
Caf Champions League 2018Township Rollers 1 – 0 KCCA FC Botswana National Stadium, GarboroneFriday, 04-05-2017KCCA have now lost their last four continent group away matchesKCCA FC’s continental away woes continued as they fell 1-0 at the hands of Township Rollers in the CAF Champions League Group A opener.The Uganda Premier League two time defending champions lost to a Lemponye Tshireletso first half strike in a game that saw KCCA miss a host of chances.It all started as a cagey affair as both sides sat deep in the opening minutes until Segolame Boy swung in a corner that was headed just wide of the target by Moshe Gaolaolwe after five minutes.Lemponye Tshireletso had a chance to put the hosts ahead on 14 minutes but shot straight at Tom Ikara in the KCCA goal after the lively striker had danced his way through the Kasasiro Boys’ backline.Two minutes later, KCCA finally crafted an opportunity for them selves but Mustapha Kiiza’s powerful 35 yard free-kick just sailed over the bar.Moments later, Kiiza delivered a corner that fell onto the head of Jackson Nunda but the lanky midfielder headed wide of the target.KCCA FC seemed to be troubling the host’s from set plays as captain Timothy Awanyi failed to hit the target with a header on 20 minutes from another Kiiza corner.Star player Allan Okello almost got KCCA in trouble on 30 minutes when he attempted a back pass from the half way line, which was not dealt with convincingly by Ikara as the goalkeeper struck his clearance off Tshireletso but Filbert Obenchan was there to clean up the mess as the defender put the ball out of touch for a corner.Striker Shaban Muhammad who had been silent since kick off, controlled a long ball from Lawrence Bukenya moments later and teed up Nunda but the midfielder missed the target narrowly with his shot from just outside the box.Rollers’ Segolame Boy dribbles past KCCA’s Julius Poloto as Lawrence Bukenya looks onKCCA’s resilience was finally broken on 35 minutes when Tshireletso lashed onto a through ball by Joel Mogorosi and the striker rounded Ikara before slotting into an empty net to make it 1-0 to the hosts.Mogorosi should have made it 2-0 two minutes later but just saw his rebound miss the target after Ikara had pureed Tsethesololo long range shot.KCCA were guilty of several defensive errors and with four minutes to the break, Paul Musamali lost possession near his penalty box but was relieved to see Tsethesololo’s shot sail over the bar while one on one with Ikara.At the beginning of the second half, KCCA took over the initiative and should have scored two minutes after the restart but Obenchan’s shot rattled the underside of the net before a sea of legs blocked his rebound out for a corner.Just after the hour mark, it was Tshireletso turn to hit the wood work with a fierce shot from outside the area after beating two KCCA players.KCCA controlled possession there after but failed to create meaningful opportunities until substitute Derrick Nsibambi was brought down just outside the box. Kiiza step up to take the resulting free-kick but his effort was tipped over the bar by 22 year old Keagile Kgospile in the Rollers goal.Deep into additional time, KCCA got one final opportunity to grab the equalizer but Nsibambi headed straight at Kgospile from five yards when he met Kiiza’s cross from the left while unmarked in the area.KCCA FC have now lost all four of their away matches in the group stages of CAF competitions including three from the Confederations Cup last season.Township Rollers moved to the top of Group A with three points while KCCA who host Al Ahly next are rooted at the bottom after one the game played.Township Rollers lead group AThe other Group A game between record CAF Champions League winners Al Ahly of Egypt and Tunisian side ES Tunis ended goalless.KCCA starting IX.Tom Ikara (GK), Timothey Awanyi (c), Filbert Obenchan, Paul Musamali, Lawrence Bukenya, Isaac Kirabira, Julius Poloto, Mustapha Kiiza, Jackson Nunda, Allan Okello, Muhammad Shaban.Comments Tags: CAF Champions LeagueKCCA FCtownship rollers