Teenager jailed for 3 years for narco-possession

first_imgNickey NirmalA teenager was on Monday sentenced to three years’ imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to a narcotics possession charge when he appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.Nickey Nirmal of Lot 3 Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, was in a Route 43 minibus when he was arrested by an off-duty Police rank. Based on information received, the Policeman observed Nirmal acting in a suspicious manner.The marijuana that was found in the rice bagAt the time, he was carrying a bulky 10kg rice bag. The Police ordered the vehicle to stop at the Amelia’s Ward Police Outpost, where a search was conducted on the bag during which 297 grams of compressed marijuana was found. The 18-year-old was told of the offence and admitted to ownership of the ganja.Apart from the three years’ sentence, he was also ordered to pay a fine of $445,000.last_img read more

Chelsea striker set for Atletico Madrid return?

first_img AC Milan striker Fernando Torres 1 Atletico Madrid are lining up an audacious bid to bring Chelsea striker Fernando Torres back to the club, according to reports in Spain.Torres is currently six months into a two-year loan at AC Milan, but the La Liga champions are hoping that a cash offer to Chelsea could see the former captain rejoin his boyhood club.The Spain international came through the club’s academy, eventually going on to skipper the La Liga side at just 19 years of age.And, according to AS, Atletico are working on bringing the 30-year-old back to his boyhood club during the January transfer window.Manager Diego Simeone is reportedly keen to take the burden off main striker Mario Mandzukic, who has already appeared 21 appearances this season.Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski is said to be another target of Simeone’s, while Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri is deemed as another alternative.last_img read more


first_imgDrivers take it easy passing the overturned lorryA lorry driver had a lucky escape when his vehicle left the road and toppled over this morning.The incident happened at an area known as the Blue Banks between Letterkenny and Kilmacrennan.It is not understood the driver was hurt but he was shocked by the incident. Drivers using the road have been told to take care and some diversions are in place.A recovery operation is expected to take place shortly. DRIVER ESCAPES INJURY AS LORRY OVERTURNS was last modified: February 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Blue Bankskilmacrennanletterkennylorrylast_img read more


first_imgLast year ‘The Wedding Showcase’ event was a great success and attracted exhibitors from near and far to Donegal Town and this year promises to be even bigger and better. On Sunday the 8th of March the Abbey Hotel will be open to all to showcase its Civil Ceremony Suite, Wedding function areas and bridal suites to visiting guests.The Bay View Banqueting Suite overlooking the river Eske and Donegal Bay and The Diamond Suites are transformed and filled with a varied selection of our trusted wedding suppliers. There will be advice available from the leading wedding experts to answer any question from couples planning their big day.Join us for a Champagne reception with Canapés and live entertainment by The Dream Day Wedding band.Relax and unwind in the Bridal Pamper Zone or have a speciality cocktail in the VIP area where you can enjoy the 3 different Fashion Shows taking place over the course of the day.There will be Bridal Dresses, Menswear, Wedding Attire and a very special secret finale show by Pearls & Lace, Rosewoods, Peter’s Man Shop and Magee of Donegal Town. Come early to enter the fantastic competitions and giveaways being held throughout the day and avail of great supplier discounts available during the event.Attendance at the Wedding Showcase at The Abbey Hotel Donegal Town on Sunday 1st March from 1pm to 5pm is complimentary.Full list of Exhibitors hereFor more information call Shona on 0871686161 or email Shona@abbeyhoteldonegal.com ABBEY HOTEL SET TO SHOWCASE ITS CIVIL CEREMONY SUITE AT WEDDING FAYRE was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

USL: Cockhill strengthen their grip with win in top-of-the-table clash at Fanad

first_imgCockhill Celtic strengthened their grip on the 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League title today with an away win at Fanad United while Letterkenny Rovers grabbed a win at Derry City Reserves.Fanad United 1 Cockhill Celtic 2Cockhill Celtic moved five points clear at the top of the Ulster Senior League with a win over Fanad United at Triagh-A-Loch. The champions have a game in hand and their quest for a fifth successive Ulster Senior League crown is really gaining momentum after goals by Garbhán Friel and Gerry Gill saw them over the line against second-placed Fanad.Those strikes, one in each half, put them in control. By the time John McGarvey, a substitute, fired in for Fanad in the 93rd minute, the home side had run out of chances.Fanad, who came into this one with a chance to go top, made Cockhill earn their corn here.Cockhill played the last 14 minutes with ten men after Derek Doherty was given a second yellow card. Fanad felt that they should have had a penalty in the 75th minute when Daire McDaid, growing into the game at that point, went down under the challenge of Cockhill ‘keeper Harry Doherty.Cockhill took the lead in the 41st minute when Friel netted from the spot after Kieran Gorman’s foul on the big Cockhill striker.Friel rolled into one corner and, after being ordered to retake the kick, slotted into the other with his second attempt to give the Inishowen men the lead and bag his first League goal of the campaign.Cockhill’s second goal, three minutes from the end, had a stroke of fortune about it. Gill and Friel worked a short-corner with Friel’s cross deceiving Oran Blaney, Fanad’s goalkeeper, and creeping into the far corner.Doherty had to be on his game to keep out Shaun McElwaine’s header after the big defender connected with Marty McAteer’s inviting free-kick. With Davitt Walsh lurking, Doherty clawed away again. Friel’s penalty had the visitors ahead at the break and Jimmy Bradley might’ve done better when Friel and Ryan Varma combined to set up a shot on goal, but he rolled wide from 20 yards.McDaid smashed just off target and then saw a powerful effort held by Doherty as Fanad went in search of a leveller.They did manage to find a way through, after Gill had doubled the lead, when McGarvey converted from Martin McElhinney’s cross and it was too late to summons one last push.Fanad United: Oran Blaney; Oisin Langan, Shaun McElwaine, Kieran Gorman, Seimi ‘Nanny’ Friel; Marty McAteer, Matthew Crossan, Daire McDaid, Killian Gallagher; Keelin McElwaine, Davitt Walsh. Subs: Martin McElhinney for Gallagher (58), Conor Blaney for Walsh (80), John McGarvey for McAteer (80). Cockhill Celtic: Harry Doherty; Derek Doherty, Peter Doherty, Jonny Havlin, Jason Breslin; Conor Keddy, Jimmy Bradley, Ryan Varma, Ronan Doherty; Garbhán Friel, Gerry Gill. Sub: Gerard McLaughlin for R.Doherty (87).Referee: Marty Quinn.Bonagee United 3 Swilly Rovers 0HE CONTINENTAL touches of Darek Frankowski and Francesco Crisci helped fire Bonagee United to victory over Swilly Rovers at Dry Arch Park on Friday night.Second-half strikes by Pole Frankowski and Italian Crisci sent Peter Moran’s team on their way to a win.Frankowski’s 55th minute goal opened the scoring and Crisci’s clinical second made the win safe for the home side, with a 78th minute header by Dean Larkin completing a good night at the office for the men in yellow and green.Bonagee, still reeling from their Intermediate Cup defeat at Edenderry Town last Saturday, took a little time to come into the game, but they managed to hit the front ten minutes into the second half.Aidan McLaughlin’s honesty perhaps denied the hosts a penalty just after the break, the striker clearly pulled as he entered the box.McLaughlin steadied himself, stayed on his feet and missed out on what looked a certain penalty as a result.But Bonagee were soon in front as Frankowski fired home in the box after Aidan McCauley’s free kick wasn’t dealt with.Swilly came into this game – a home fixture for Gerry Crossan’s team, but reversed to Dry Arch Park – looking for a first League win of the season.They had their moments in a first half that lacked in quality.Centre-back Dylan Hegarty had a go from almost half-way and forced the back-peddling Gareth Wade to tip over the crossbar, denying the Swilly man an audacious goal.Swilly showed decent promise at times without, that Hegarty attempt aside, really troubling Wade.Swilly had a series of chances in the one move and their failure to put away any of them – when any one of a number of players could have applied a finishing touch – proved costly as Bonagee broke to score.Crisci, from the right-hand side, got clear and coolly picked his spot, neatly clipping past Bolton from outside the box.Crisci could have added a third, but saw his shot from a tight angle blocked by Hegarty.Larkin’s tidy header, after connecting to a cross by Aidan McLaughlin, gave Bonagee further cushion and Swilly end 2016 still searching for a first League win of the season.Bonagee United: Gareth Wade, Gareth Breslin, Taylor Russell, Ryan McGarvey, Darren Hunter, Darek Frankowski, Shane O’Doherty (Daniel Stolarczyk 6, (Ryan Moran 80)), Dean Larkin, Aidan McLaughlin (Jordan Rodgers 86), Aidan McCauley, Francesco Crisci.Swilly Rovers: Caolan Bolton, Dylan Hegarty, Shaun Crossan, Ronan Boyce, Marty McDaid, Ricky Fisher, Mikey Sweeney (Daire Crossan 65), Ryan McDaid, Laurence Toland, Mark Wilson (Matthew Sweeney 72), Shay Durning.Referee: Packie Coll.Derry City Reserves 2 Letterkenny Rovers 3DARREN McElwaine netted the winner, 12 minutes from time as Letterkenny Rovers got back to winning ways at Derry City Reserves.Ryan Gildea gave Rovers the lead, but Matty Doherty leveled in the 12th minute. Just a minute later, David Shovlin restored Letterkenny’s lead.Sean McBride’s chip beat Rory Kelly to level things up before McElwaine’s 6th League goal of the season earned Rovers the win.RESULTSFridayBonagee United 3 Swilly Rovers 0 SundayDerry City Reserves 2 Letterkenny Rovers 3Fanad United 1 Cockhill Celtic 2 FIXTURESunday, December 11, 2pmFinn Harps Reserves v Cockhill Celtic  USLPWDLFAGDPTSCockhill Celtic65102051516Fanad United7322138511Letterkenny Rovers72411413110Bonagee United7313714-710Derry City Reserves7304191459Finn Harps Reserves5113814-64Swilly Rovers7034720-133   TOP GOALSCORERS (League only)Cathal Farren (Derry City Reserves)          8Darren McElwaine (Letterkenny Rovers)  6Mark Moran (Cockhill Celtic)                       5Aaron McCready (Finn Harps Reserves)    4Stephen Duffy (Derry City Reserves)         3Aidan McLaughlin (Bonagee United)         3Gerard McLaughlin (Cockhill Celtic)           3Max Karner (Derry City Reserves)             3USL: Cockhill strengthen their grip with win in top-of-the-table clash at Fanad was last modified: December 4th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Cockhill CelticFANAD UNITEDGavin CullenUlster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

Napoli join Tottenham in race for France star

first_img ALTERED Napoli are the latest club to express an interest in Tottenham target Benjamin Pavard.The defender has caught the eye for France at the World Cup in Russia off the back of a strong season for Stuttgart. Latest Tottenham News no dice gameday How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 1 The Italian club are big fans of the centre-back, who can also operate at right-back when called upon.A deal for Pavard may well be unlikely this summer, but Napoli are keen to lay foundations for any future bids.Bayern Munich have also been reported to be plotting a move for Pavard next year. REVEALED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal Pavard scored in France’s 4-3 last 16 win over Argentina Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT possible standings center_img Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes The 22-year-old is already firmly on Tottenham’s radar, while Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig have watched him in action too.Stuttgart have come out and stated that Pavard is not for sale this summer at any price.But that has not, according to Corriere dello Sport, stopped Napoli joining the race for his signature. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa punished Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card crackers last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United 3 Donegal Town 1 Cranford got their first win of the league campaign with a impressive performance against a big physical Donegal Town team. The first half hour was a tight affair with few chances but in the 34th minute Donegal took the lead when centre forward Benny Byrne robbed the Cranford sweeper and cooly slotted home . Cranford should have levelled on the stroke of half time when Arthur Lynch headed down a corner but Shaun Mc Ilwaine somehow put the ball over the bar. Cranford started the 2nd half brightly and pushed Donegal back. After missing a couple of chances they got their reward when a Marty Mc Bride’s cross was driven home from the edge of box by Shaun Mc Ilwaine. Five minutes later Cranford had the lead, a quick throw from Chris Duffy found Kyle Black who lifted the ball over the defender and volleyed home. Cranford continued to press hard and created loads of clear cut chances but the Donegal keeper kept them at bay. They were rewarded in the 75th minute when flying winger Marty McBride scored with the help of a slight deflection. Best for Cranford were Chris Duffy, Kyle Black and Marty Mc Bride. Team effort from Donegal Town.Watson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 3 Gweedore United 2Keadue Rovers claimed a vital victory to move themselves away from the relegation zone in Division One. It was the visitors who went ahead on three minutes, Ciaran McFadden striking superbly to the top corner. By the fifteenth minute Gweedore were in control when Ciaran McFadden scored a lovely solo goal taking the ball from the left, beating a few defenders and slotting to the net. On nineteen minutes Keadue were back in it when Corey Gallagher punished a defensive mix-up and squeezed the ball over the line. Following a good spell from the home side David McCarron was brought down by the keeper but the resultant penalty was struck against the bar. While Keadue continued to press for the remainder of the half Gweedore were keeping them at bay and the keeper wasn’t tested. Into the second half and Keadue started well. Gweedore had a good period of possession around the hour mark and were dangerous at some set pieces. On sixty eight minutes Mark Boyle had a fine effort saved by the Gweedore keeper. On seventy minutes Keadue equalised when, following a clearance by the Gweedore defence, Keadue’s Paul Ferry hit a good effort from the edge of the box which took a slight deflection on its way to the net. At that stage it looked like a draw would be the likely outcome but following a ball out of the home defence Corey Gallagher took the ball round the last defender and keeper and slotted home for the winner. Gweedore pressed hard for an equaliser but couldn’t breach the home defence. Overall a good victory for Keadue for whom Corey Gallagher, Ryan Rodgers and Mark Sweeney played well and for Gweedore United Ciaran Gillespie, Niall Friel and Frank McGee were impressive. Referee: Paddy DuffyEany Celtic 1 Bonagee United 2Liam Mc Monagle got Bonagee off to the perfect start when he latched o to a loose ball in the Eany penalty box following a corner kick in the 5th minute. Eany took a while to settle into the game and had several chances to equalise but found the visitors keeper in good form. The first half ended 0-1. The home side started the second half where they left off in the first and their efforts when rewarded when Barry Rose was upended in the box. Rose put Eany level from the penalty spot. The game went end to end for the rest of the second half and the visitors scored their second goal in the 75th minute with a counterattack following an Eany breakaway. Martin Hunter found space to have a shot from outside the box and put Bonagee ahead. Eany worked hard for the equaliser their performance deserved but time ran out.CT Ball Division Two Deele Harps 1 Ballybofey United 3Deele played host to Ballybofey in what turned out to be a very open game. As early as the 2nd minute Gavin Gallagher dragged a shot wide from 20 yards. In the 15th minute the home side again went close when Conor Catterson headed straight at the keeper. That miss proved costly as two minutes later Andy Duncan fired Ballybofey ahead after his initial shot was saved. Ballybofey were on top at this stage and forced a succession of corners and were turning the screw. The away side increased their lead in the 32nd minute when a flick on by David White found Darragh Redmond and the striker beat two defenders before his deflected shot looped over Christy Roulstone in the Deele goal. From the restart a fine passing move involving Seamie and Gavin Gallagher found Conor Catterson and big man finished to the top corner from 20 yards. The second half was very stop start, with a flurry of injuries forcing both sides into changes, but Ballybofey never give Deele a route back into the game. Just before the hour mark the visitors increased their lead with a rare goal from P.H. Bonner as he headed home a corner unchallenged. The game petered out in the end on a frustrating day for Deele. John Gregg and David White were very impressive for Ballybofey. Referee: Patrick MartinLetterbarrow Celtic 3 Dunlewy Celtic 2Letterbarrow got off to a great start with James Mc Groary putting them a goal up after five minutes. The home side continued to dominate play until Dunlewy scored a header from a free kick, Lorcan Gallagher got the decisive touch. Letterbarrow’s response was brave and they were rewarded when John Roper scored a simple goal after a great free kick from Steven Graham. Soon after John Roper shocked everyone when he lobbed the keeper with a cheeky but clever shot from 25 yards. The second half was less entertaining. Dunlewy scored their second with a Ciaran Mc Geady shot making the last 20 minutes very nerve wrecking for the home side. Great home win for Letterbarrow with Enda Kenny, James Mc Groary, Steven Graham, John Roper and Cathal Louther best for the home side. Whitestrand United 6 Glenree United 1On a cold and foggy afternoon Whitestrand United played Glenree United at Whitestrand Park. Whitestrand United have been a good run of form recently and were looking to continue this in what looked a difficult match against Glenree United. Both teams battled for the upper hand in the early minutes of the match. Michael Sweeney went down in the box and the referee blew for a penalty. Up stepped Eddie Blake who calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. Whitestrand kept up the pressure and Eddie Blake almost doubled his personal tally when he hit his shot narrowly wide from Michael Sweeny’s cross. Michael Sweeney broke through on two occasions and had good efforts on goal. Glenree went up the pitch and equalised when a defensive mix-up led to Damien Nelis scoring the equaliser. Shortly after this the ball fell to Calvin McGowan who hit an excellent strike into the top corner. It was an excellent strike and a good response to Glenree’s equaliser. A good corner led to the third goal when Sean Gallagher headed into the top corner. A hectic ten minutes before half time saw Calvin help himself to his second goal.Glenree were shell-shocked after the 10-minute blitz before half time and this showed in the second half when the tempo of the game dropped. The game had slowed down dramatically. Good play on the right hand side between Paul Lynch and Eddie Blake led to Blake crossing the ball and substitute James Gallagher helped himself to a goal. The final goal of a dominant display by Whitestrand came from Paul Lynch when the ball came to him in the box and he had all the time in the world to find the bottom corner. Best for the Strand were Calvin McGowan and Eamon Martin. Referee: Victor RaineyOscar Traynor TrophySligo / Leitrim League 1 Donegal Junior League 0The Donegal Junior League team who were defeated by Sligo / Leitrim in the Oscar Traynor Trophy on Sunday at Ray Mc Sharry Park. Pic.: Gary Foy, League PROThe Donegal Junior League’s Oscar Traynor ambitions came to a halt in Ray Mc Sharry Park, Sligo on Sunday afternoon. The Yeats County town is still cheerfully decorated in the red and white colours of Sligo Rovers after their recent FAI Cup victory. Those colours assumed a dual purpose on Sunday evening as the Sligo / Leitrim League, who play in similar attire, progressed to the next round of this season’s competition at the expense of their north-west rivals.Sligo / Leitrim started brightly as Donegal took time to find their rhythm. After only two minutes Mark Mc Conigley had to be alert when a fiercely struck corner kick fizzed across his six yard line. But the custodian, who would go on to produce countless fine saves, dealt well with the threat and fisted the ball confidently away to safety,On five minutes Ryan Carlin won a free kick for Donegal wide on the right. Team captain Michael Doherty floated the ball across the area. Ryan Shields rose well at the back post but Martin Ward in the home net managed to get a touch to divert the ball away from the Kilmacrennan man’s head. Mc Conigley again thwarted the hosts when he got down well to save a Keith Nibbs shot from the edge of the box. Sligo / Leitrim looked dangerous going forward but they failed to find the final ball and most of their attacks broke down outside the Donegal penalty area. For their part Donegal were playing well. Ryan Carlin and Oisin Mc Menamin looked to have the wherewithal to unlock the home rearguard. Mc Menamin made Ward earn his corn when he fired a thunderous shot toward the Sligo / Leitrim net but the home keeper proved well up to the task.With thirty eight minutes gone Donegal forced two corners in quick succession. Kevin Mc Brearty delivered the first which Ward fisted away for another a on the opposite side. Ryan Mc Fadden took the second corner and played it short to Michael Doherty. The team captain tried his luck from outside the box but his left footed effort went over the bar. As half time loomed Donegal were giving as good as they were getting. Carlin and Mc Menamin were both dangerous going forward. Kevin Mc Brearty, deployed on the left side of midfield, offered cover for left-back Brian Coll who had been so exposed in the match against Inishowen. The pair were very effective and allowed no Sligo / Leitrim advancement along their flank. Mc Conigley in goals and Ryan Mc Fadden as well as the central defensive pair of Shields and Mc Gee also showed well throughout the opening period.Sligo /Leitrim came out for the second half with all guns blazing. This seemed to unsettle the Donegal side. Three times within the opening five minutes Mc Conigley had to produce top drawer saves to keep his side in the game. The pressure final told in the thirteenth minute when Sligo / Leitrim centre half Damien Shannon pounced on a loose ball in the Donegal box and he drove the ball to the net with venom.Then came the match’s finest moment. Sligo / Leitrim playmaker, Christopher Kelly, swung a free kick into the Donegal box from wide on the left wing. Centre forward Gareth Reilly rose highest and with the deftest of flicks seemed to have doubled the home side’s advantage. Unbelievable Mc Conigley, who was moving in the opposite direction, stuck out his left leg to stop the ball at the expense of only a corner. No-one could believe he had prevented the goal at absolute point blank range.The remainder of the game saw little between the sides. Sligo / Leitrim continued to create the better chances. This was a direct result of their better pass completion rate. Donegal had plenty of possession but all too often their manoeuvres faltered before they could present and real danger to the hosts. Mark Griffin replaced Kevin Mc Brearty and Dylan Ramsey came on for Ryan Carlin but the Cappry pair couldn’t impose themselves enough to have any bearing on the outcome. It finished at one nil to Sligo / Leitrim and Donegal will now have to start thinking about how they will approach next year’s competition as they again will attempt to progress from the Group stages on this prestigious competition.Sligo / Leitrim: Martin Ward, Neill Mc Kenna, Aaron Murran, Gary Rooney, Damien Shannon, Colm Jinks, Liam Mc Tiernan, Ross Mc Loughlin, Gareth Reilly, Christopher Kelly, Kith Nibbs. Subs; Graham Lee, Jake Mc Crann, Niall Brennan, Kevin Buckley, Gary Finan, Damien Scanlon, James Carty.Donegal: Mark Mc Conigley, Jamie Boyle, Brian Coll, Ryan Shields, David Mc Gee, Ryan Mc Fadden, Jonny Robb, Michael Doherty, Oisin Mc Menamin, Ryan Carlin, Kevin Mc Brearty. Subs; Dylan Ramsey, Mark Griffin, Warren Mc Ginley.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 3 Glencar Celtic 2In very wet conditions at Pairc Achla Fintown Harps defeated League leaders Glencar Celtic by the odd goal in five. Glencar took the lead early in the game when Paddy Rafferty found the net in the 10th minute. Glencar’s lead was short lived as Fintown’s Daragh Gallagher got the equaliser in the 20th minute. Mick Martin put Glencar back into the lead when he had a pop at goal and caught the Fintown keeper on the hop on thirty minutes. Brian Delaney got the equaliser just before the half time whistle.With the sides level it was all to play for in the second half. Fintown took the lead for the first time when Ciaran Thompson scored on the 75th minute. Glencar worked hard to level but to no avail. Fintown took the valuable points after a good hard fought game. Solid team performances from both sides. Referee : Brian O KaneGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoStrand Rovers 2 Keadue Rovers Reserves 3This local derby lived up to all the expeditions between Strand Rovers and Keadue Rovers. The game started very lively with Strand having the bulk of the possession and being rewarded with a goal which Brendan Glackin took well. Unfortunately the game was held up for a while as an injury to Laurence Mc Daid, Strand Rovers No. 2, required an ambulance to take him to hospital. When the game re-started Strand carried on from where they finished. It was 1-0 at the break. The second half started with both teams playing some good football. Things got a bit heated for a period and resulted in 3 players being sent off. Keadue seemed to play better with the nine men and were rewarded with an equaliser from Conor Greene. During another period of good play from both sides Strand regained the lead with a goal from Thomas Brennan. Keadue then sprung into life and two goals, one from Conor Greene and one from Corey Gallagher resulted in a 3-2 win for the visitors to Maghery. Strand will once again feel hard done by as they didn’t deserve to be beat. Best for Keadue was Corey Gallagher with Brendan Brennan and Stephen Glackin best for StrandGweedore United Reserves 2 Cranford United Reserves 1This game played in Gweedore on a cold wet day saw the home side take all three points. . United got off to the best possible start when they were awarded a penalty as Eoin De Barra was pulled down in the Cranford box. Stephen O’ Donnell stepped up and took the penalty which was excellently saved by Oisin Blaney in the Cranford nets. Both sides played good football and there were chances at both ends. The home side broke the deadlock in the 18th minute when a well struck free kick from Martin Doohan went in at the near post. Lee Carr and Paddy Shields had two good chances to equalise however both efforts were wide of the target. In the 35th minute the home side made it 2-0 when a good shot from Martin Doohan was parried by Blaney in the Cranford nets and Stephen O’ Donnell ran in to score from close range. In the second half the good football continued from both sides with Cranford going in search of their first goal. The visitors got their reward in the 50th minute when James Lee Mc Bride scored past Whoriskey from long range. The score remained 2-1 until the end. Conor Shields, Ben Mc Bride and Naoise Cullen played well for Cranford and it was a good team performance from United with Sean Gallagher, Hugh Mc Fadden, and Martin Doohan excelling on the day. Referee: Paul Doherty.Curragh Athletic Reserves 1 Tullyvinney Rovers 4Curragh started this game very brightly with a Gary Heaney strike just going wide. Against the run of play Tullyvinney scored on the 45th minute from a Daniel Mc Nulty header…Curragh pressed and pressed but the Tullyvinney defenders stood strong..The visitors doubled their lead, again through Mc Nulty strike. In the 82nd minute Adam Gardiner raced clear and lifted the ball over the Curragh keeper o make it three. Curragh then scored the goal of the game, a wonder strike from 45 yards out from Mickey o’ Brien. Tullyvinney scored their 4th in the 90th minute from Daithi Gardiner. Dylan Irwin was best for the Curragh. A team performance from Tullyvinney.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 3 v 2 Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoStrand Rovers 2 v 3 Keadue Rovers ReservesGweedore United Reserves 2 v 1 Cranford United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 4 Tullyvinney RoversSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United 3 v 1 Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 3 v 2 Gweedore UnitedEany Celtic 1 v 2 Bonagee UnitedCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps 1 v 3 Ballybofey UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic 3 v 2 Dunlewy CelticWhitestrand United 6 v 1 Glenree UnitedOscar Traynor TrophySligo / Leitrim League 1 v 0 Donegal Junior LeagueDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 23-11-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupArranmore United v Erne Wanderers (K.O. 1 p.m.)Glenea United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Milford United ReservesGlencar Celtic v Tullyvinney RoversKeadue Rovers Reserves v Glenree United ReservesGweedore United Reserves v Orchard F.C.St. Catherines Reserves v Cranford United ReservesStrand Rovers v Castlefin Celtic ReservesOld Orchard Saturday Division OneMulroy Celtic v Fintown Harps AFCSUNDAY 24-11-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)FAI Junior CupCappry Rovers v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Lifford Celtic v Aileach F.C. (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Moville Celtic v Drumoghill F.C. (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Quigleys Point Swifts v Castlefin Celtic (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Ulster Junior CupBallybofey United v Redcastle F.C. (K.O. 1.30 p.m.)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic v Rathmullan CelticKilmacrennan Celtic v Glenea UnitedMilford United v Cranford UnitedSt. Catherines v Curragh AthleticWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers v Lagan HarpsBonagee United v Dunkineely CelticGweedore United v Eany CelticCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps v Drumbar F.C.Copany Rovers v Dunlewy CelticGlenree United v Raphoe TownWhitestrand United v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE RESULTS, REPORTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

Circus concert to tackle HIV stigma

first_imgYoungsters take part in Zip Zap’s Ubuntu Outreach Project. (Image: Zip Zap)The stigma attached to HIV/Aids, the need for condoms to be available in schools and targeted interventions and treatment programmes for HIV-positive youth are at the heart of a talent showcase planned for World Aids Day.The Zip Zap Circus School, along with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the City of Cape Town, is hosting a free concert promoting the use of condom and adherence to antiretroviral treatment on 1 December at the OR Tambo Hall in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. It is called Stigma, because there are still negative connotations attached to HIV/Aids, which arouses fears in people who are not educated about the virus.Performers come from Zip Zap’s development programmes, Ubuntu and Ibhongolwethu, as well as from Ikapa Dance, MAC Substance and Ubuntu Boys.According to UNAids, there are about 6 million HIV-positive people in South Africa, and about 2.5 million are receiving HIV treatment, making the country’s public HIV treatment programme the largest in the world.DEVELOPING POSITIVE YOUNGSTERSZip Zap has been teaching HIV-positive youth circus acts since 2005 through its outreach programme, and in partnership with Cirque du Monde, the social circus programme of Canada’s Cirque du Soleil.Its Ubuntu programme takes place every Wednesday outside the Ubuntu clinic in Khayelitsha. Children from as young as four years old queue at the clinic to collect their antiretrovirals (ARVs), chronic medication that slows down the progression of the virus and prolongs life.Ruth Henwood, the child and youth patient support manager at MSF, says: “Thirteen years ago MSF pioneered ARV treatment in Khayelitsha. This ARV treatment programme has since become a beacon of hope and inspiration. Thanks to the Zip Zap Circus School, dreaded clinic visits have been transformed into thrilling adventures that children and even their parents don’t want to miss.”The school uses circus arts to develop young people who are HIV-positive by giving them access to opportunities and skills that will help them grow into young leaders and ambassadors for South Africa. Laurence Estève, Zip Zap Circus School co-founder and director, explains: “We’ve seen that the children who participate in the Ubuntu programme have increased self-esteem, a greater appreciation of teamwork, discipline and physical fitness.”Once they have been through the Ubuntu programme, they can join Zip Zap’s Ibhongolwethu project. It further nurtures young circus talent, paving the way for a potential career in circus performance. According to Zip Zap, Ibhongolwethu means “our pride”. It is supported by MSF and Cirque du Monde.“We believe in the power of performance that can break down barriers. When the youngsters get on stage to perform they change from being victims to heroes,” says Estève.PREVENTION FOR YOUNGSTERSAbout 3 000 youngsters are expected at the concert. TAC will distribute male and female underwear bearing sexually positive slogans such as “No Condom No Access”.The organisation’s Amelia Mfiki says: “This event is a call to make condoms acceptable and accessible for young people and to encourage HIV-positive youth to stay on treatment for life. We also want to encourage those HIV-positive youth who have stopped treatment to return to the clinic before it is too late.“When it comes to ARVs, we need to educate people that they are just the same as any other chronic medication that must be taken daily. We need to empower and support young people living with HIV to continue to take their ARVs.”Making condoms available at schools, she adds, does not mean that TAC advocates sexual promiscuity; but this will enable young people to protect themselves from HIV. “Only an empowered and informed young person can demand condom usage.”last_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Control Their State

first_imgThe hustler exercises control over their attitude. They control their mental state, ensuring that they are in the right frame of mind to produce the results they need (at work or at play). The hustler is optimistic and empowered. The hustler chooses their attitude; they don’t allow their attitude to choose them.The non-hustler, on the hand, doesn’t control their attitude. Instead, they let their attitude control them. They allow themselves to become frustrated. They soak up negativity like a sponge until they are either negative or cynical or both. The non-hustler’s attitude controls them, disempowering them and preventing them from producing the results that hustlers produce.Hustlers also control their energy level. They control their energy by developing healthy habits, like good sleep, good diet, and good exercise. They willing give up a little time to take care of their energy level so they have more of it to apply to producing. You need a strong power plant to hustle.Non-hustlers lack the energy to get things done. Their power sources are weak, and they are tired and run down. They don’t even have the energy to walk at a pace that indicates that they have somewhere to be and something important to do. Ever see a hustler walk? It looks like their racing to reach some imagined finish line.Hustlers are passionate and enthusiastic. They can easily will themselves into a mental state of excitement. One of the reasons hustlers produce outsized results is because they bring outsized passion and enthusiasm to what they do. That passion infects others.But the non-hustler is dispassionate. Being passionate would betray their too-cool-for-school cynicism. The non-hustler believes approaching anything with enthusiasm would betray the fact that they actually care about something or that they drank the Kool-Aid. Sadly, the non-hustler can infect others with their lack of passion, too.Hustlers control their state. Non-hustlers let their state control them. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more