Complete Russian ban from Rio Olympics “not impossible” if allegations proven

first_imgPound, who led the WADA Independent Commission investigation which published claims of systemic doping in the Russian athletics team last November, was speaking as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decided to maintain its ban on athletes from the world’s largest nation from competing in any of its competitions.Only those who are based outside Russia, so can prove they have been operating in an effective drug testing system, will be free to apply to compete as independent athletes at Rio 2016.This stance has already been praised by the IOC, who said International Federations are in control of who is eligible to compete in their respective sports ahead of a Stakeholders Summit in Lausanne on Tuesday (June 21) at which more discussions are expected.Russia could also be stripped of two Olympic quota places at an International Weightlifting Federation in Tblisi this week due to have violated rules on doping failures within the qualifying period.Concerns are also being raised about Russian doping in a multitude of other sports following a damning WADA report criticising the improvements made this year.While no action is due to be taken until there is further proof, Pound believes the results of a WADA investigation into doping at Sochi 2014 could have wider consequences.“Kicking the entire Russia team out of the Rio Games would be the nuclear option, but it’s not impossible,” the Canadian was reported as saying in the Sunday Times.Former Moscow Laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov claimed that up to 15 Russian medal winners were implicated in a clandestine operation in which doping samples were switched for clean ones.An investigation chaired by Pound’s fellow countryman Richard McLaren is due to report its findings by June 15.If he confirms Rodchenkov’s claims, it would raise grave concerns over whether any Russian-based athletes could be considered “clean”.A blanket ban remains unlikely, however, and would provoke fury in Russia, where the IAAF decision has been fiercely criticised.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has called today for the IAAF to be “disbanded” and appeared to blame them for Russian’s doping problems.”In essence, by shifting the responsibility to the ARAF, they have exonerated themselves from the responsibility,” Mutko told R-Sport.”The IAAF should be disbanded.” But Pound has little sympathy and believes that Russia has not done enough to remedy problems.“Back in November, I said that if they put their shoulder to the wheel and responded to their issues they could easily have enough time to sort everything out in time for Rio,” he said.“But instead they played the role of victims, claiming there was a plot against them for too long.“You only need to watch the latest ARD [German television] programme to see banned coaches are still coaching.”It seems in Russia it’s been no more than moving a few artists around.“The track and field athletes might feel hard done by getting banned in Rio.”It’s a bit like when you get stopped for speeding on the freeway by the police and you say ‘why me? everyone else was doing it’.”The answer is that’s what we’re dealing with right now and we can worry about the others later.”last_img read more

Coco Gauff makes history: enters the Top-50 at 15

first_imgAmerican teenage sensation Coco Gauff made her prime 50 debut in the up to date WTA rankings launched on Monday, turning into the first 15-year-old in 15 years to realize the feat.Learn extra: Coco Gauff continues to make historical past in girls’s tennis. At 15, the younger American tennis participant seems this week for first time in his profession in the Prime-50 of the WTA rating.Gauff climbs two locations in the standings and this week seems in the WTA rating at place 49 with 1,082 factors, forward of different excellent rackets of the circuit like Katerina Siniakova or Su-Wei Hsieh. – Day by day Belief (@daily_trust) February 25, 2020The American appears paid to quantity 15, since, at fifteen, she is the youngest participant to achieve these privilege positions after that Bulgarian Sesil Karatantcheva did it virtually 15 years in the past in August 2015, based on the Day by day Belief portal. This climb will permit Guff to entry the last desk of main tournaments, the place he’ll proceed to climb positions in the standings.last_img read more

TNT KaTropa trade away Terrence Romeo to preserve team chemistry

first_imgTNT KaTropa dealt away Terrence Romeo for two role players and a future Draft pick of San Miguel Beer, a move that came after management acted on fellow players’ requests to trade away the three-time PBA scoring champion.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:39Gatchalian wants price freeze on basic goods in Batangas; sellers of overpriced masks jailed00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal David Semerad and Brian Heruela, who have been playing behind the shadows of the multi-titled Beermen’s established stars, were given up by San Miguel together with its first round pick in 2021.The deal, which has been forwarded to the Commissioner’s Office for approval of Willie Marcial, was reached Monday, a day after the 2018 Draft, as Texters’ management deemed it best to release Romeo rather than risk jeopardizing chemistry in the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAn Inquirer source, who knows everything about what is happening in the team but who spoke on the condition that he is not identified, bared that seven TNT players have sought out management practically petitioning Romeo’s removal from the team.The same source said that the team biggest stars were the ones who talked to management about it. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The trade was the biggest to happen after the Draft, even bigger than the Poy Erram to NLEX deal that the Road Warriors and the Blackwater Elite have worked on.The source, however, felt that the deal with the Beermen could serve the PBA well, and that he wished Romeo continued success with his third team in a turbulent professional career.“He will be going to a star-studded team and joining that team will be a treat for the fans to watch,” said the source.Romeo first came to the league with GlobalPort and was traded after he had an on-court spat with coach Pido Jarencio live on national television, which prompted management to trade him away.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “He (Romeo) ruined the chemistry in the team, from what we gathered,” the source said as he added that management and coaching staff are preparing to welcome Heruela and Semerad with open arms and give them the chance to really shine on their own with the Texters.“It’s such a pity because he is such a talented offensive player,” the source continued as the initial plan for Romeo to take over the team when Castro retires after TNT traded for him with GlobalPort last season will obviously not happen now.“But you cannot allow just one player—no matter how talented—to destroy what you’ve built over the years.”The source said that Romeo has gotten into fights with a lot of his teammates, most especially during practice sessions when coaches call for hard practices and he doesn’t want to get hurt.“He doesn’t want to be touched in practices and goes after his teammates when this happens,” the source said of Romeo. “And he wants everything to be centered on him, which cannot happen.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Paul Desiderio, Abu Tratter join NLEX practice amid impending trade to Blackwater Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Robbers Get 5 Years Each

first_imgFive men who pleaded guilty to participating in armed robbery in the New Georgia, Old Field Community, in April 2010 have been sentenced to prison for five years each.They were sentenced on Thursday, February 27, by Judge Henry Paye of Criminal Court ‘D’ at the Temple of Justice.Judge Paye’s decision came after he confirmed the jury’s unanimous guilty verdict.In the court’s ruling, he said, “prosecution produced overwhelming pieces of evidence both oral and documentary linking the defendants to the commission of the crime armed robbery; which they were indicted for by the grand jury of Montserrado County.”The defendants have already served three of the five years at the Monrovia Central Prison.  When they first appeared in the court defendants David Freeman, David Poka, Jacob Thaprfe, Sunnyboy Saturday and T.J Papie, all pleaded guilty earlier last month to robbing several homes in the area.They also apologized to their victims— who present in the courtroom— and asked for forgiveness.Following that admission, the court entered into a non-guilty on their behalves, thereby shifting the burden of proof onto the prosecution. Details of the indictment said, on April 9, 2010, between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., in the New Georgia, Old Field Community the defendants broke into several homes including those of Saah Johnson, Pastor James S. Williams and Lewis P. Gibson breaking down their front doors.The indictment further explained that they (defendants) threatened to kill their victims with cutlasses, knives, sticks, and other weapons if they did not surrender their valuable items.In the process, the defendants allegedly stole items valued at US$1,315.00 and LD$7,050.00.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New public servants warned against using office for private gain

first_imgNew recruits of the Public Service College were warned against using the public office for private gain and encouraged to take steps to curb any instances of misappropriation of office that they may encounter during their training.This warning was issued at Friday’s graduation ceremony where Senior Director of the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service (BCCPS), Colonel Lawrence Paul cautioned the new recruits. The ceremony was held for the second batch of young cadets which saw 60 new recruits entering the Public service system.Colonel Paul charged the cadets to learn all that they can so that they can help to transform the public service into a professional institution, which will serve the citizenry.Colonel Paul also told the cadets that they must embrace the virtues of integrity and impartiality and serve without bias.“Do so without fear or favour, affection or ill will and regardless of your politicalThe Bertram Collins College of the Public Service’s graduating class of 2018persuasion because it is an arm of the State and is not an arm of any political party. Political parties may come and go but this arm will be here all the time,” he said.“So, our vision here at the Bertram Collins College is to embrace change very positively in the public service, not only positively but perpetually… so that this College may become that transformative institution that will bring about fundamental performance in the public service and fundamental change of behaviour of public servants,” he said.The Senior Director also encouraged the cadets to envision themselves as the future of the public service as all their current senior officers will, someday, retire.“You’re the ones who will be taking over and whatever you carry into the public service from this College will remain with you. They cannot stop you from being the leaders because they will not be there all the time,” he said.Meanwhile, Chairman of the Public Services Commission, Michael Somersall, while delivering his featured address told the cadets that they are expected to gain self-confidence, to become grounded and to capitalise on every opportunity to learn during their training.“We are giving you an opportunity to learn and to focus on your studies and your task now is to deliver. Our job here is to make you well grounded. Apart from content, we will be working on your attitudes, behaviours, and values system and to understand the importance of these things and what is corruption and bribery. You will be the change in the delivery of public service in Guyana. You will be the carriers of change,” Somersall noted.The award for exemplary conduct went to Audlie Waterton, while best attendance went to Cassandra DeFlorimonte, Lorean Harris, Maurissa McCalmon, Diane Manawar and Audlie Waterton.The most improved student for 2018 was Maurissa McCalmon.Meanwhile, the students copping the student of the trimester award for first second and third place was Ariana Carvajal, Abdullah Ahamad and Maurissa McCalmon respectively.Abdullah Ahamad also took the runner-up best graduating student award.Ariana Carvajal was named the valedictorian for her exemplary performance during the programme. As such, she was awarded the Presidential Shield of Excellence, the Best Graduating Student Shield, and a Certificate of Excellence.last_img read more

Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast totals

first_imgTotals are in for yesterday’s Pancake Breakfast at the Fort St. John Fire Hall.The fundraising effort managed to garner approximately $2,000.00 in donations for the Firefighter’s Burn Fund, which benefits camps for burn victims. This year, the firefighters nearly doubled their average funds raised with the breakfast, which usually generates about $1,000.00 each year. Fire Fighter Matt Crompton says that the Fire Hall hopes to make the event even bigger next year.- Advertisement – [asset|aid=253|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Fire Hall Pancakes_1_Pub.mp3] The firefighters will be in the public eye again next month, when Fire Prevention Week begins October 5th.last_img

RV and travel show expected to have young and old in tow

first_imgLiving life on the road and cruising the wide open highways has never been more popular. Even with ever-climbing gas prices, sales and rentals of recreational vehicles continue rising and are attracting more younger clientele – the sporty, 30-somethings who enjoy the outdoors speeding away on their all-terrain vehicles. The reasons for the sudden appeal to the young and hip generation vary, but Simon Hickey, president of, said that RV companies are designing the vehicles with the younger consumers in mind. One brand, the Weekend Warrior, is “pretty much painted and decked out for the young crowd,” Hickey said. That means lots of bold colors and eclectic patterns, like long swooshes and checkerboards. While showrooms may see a younger crowd inspecting floor plans on a Class A or Class B motorcoach, loyal fans – typically those nearing retirement – still flock to RV conventions to accessorize their four-wheel homes on wheels. Which means thousands of RV owners will descend on Fairplex for the Pomona RV and Travel Show that runs from April 19-22. Every consumer – young or old – has already done their homework before they set foot in the showroom, said Loren Lirette, BDC Manager at Stiers RV Center in Bakersfield. The only question that remains is finding the floor plan that meets their needs,” he said. The two general RV categories are towables and motorized. Prices can range from as low as $4,000 for folding camp trailers and $58,000 to $400,000 for Class A motorhomes – the biggest RVs. Families see RVs as a comfortable way to travel, like a home on wheels with beds, kitchen, bathroom and TV, Hickey said. Helen Gray, 70, and her husband have owned different types of RVs throughout their 54-year marriage. Having a home away from their Glendora residence is why Gray loves her $400,000, 40-foot RV purchased in 1999. The details are astonishing – four-door refrigerator, washer and dryer, ceiling fan and leather interior. “RVing was the most wonderful thing for our family,” she said. “It was a beautiful life.” Aside from family trips, the RV has come in handy during natural disasters, such as the rolling blackouts due to the energy crisis a few years ago. The Grays powered up the RV, stored food, baby formula, and had the air-conditioner blasting to grateful neighbors. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association said that nearly one in 12 households owns an RV, a 15 percent increase from 2001 to 2005 and a 58 percent gain from 1980 to 2005. The RVIA estimates that 8.2 million RVs are on the roads and, according to, the RV industry is estimated to be $15.75 billion a year. Even though more people are looking to buy RVs, the home on wheels is still in the “want” category. “RVs are behind the house, car and food. It is not in the need category,” Lirette said. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Artists are 100% behind Dungloe art exhibition

first_imgA unique art exhibition is due to open in Dungloe.Unlike many other exhibitions, there is no commission and the artists get to keep 100% of the sale at the gallery above Sharkey’s Service Station.This arrangement has been in place for all previous eight exhibitions since it first began in 2005. Jack Brereton will perform the official opening of the event.Artists are 100% behind Dungloe art exhibition was last modified: July 22nd, 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)last_img read more

Man City goalkeeper Angus Gunn signs season-long loan deal with Norwich

first_img Angus Gunn Angus Gunn has joined Norwich City on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City, the Championship club have confirmed.The 21-year-old goalkeeper, son of Canaries legend Bryan, started his career within the Norwich academy before leaving for the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2011.An England Under-21 international, Gunn is highly-rated amongst the City coaching staff, and he now has the chance to show his talent in the second division.Speaking to the official Norwich website, Gunn said: “I grew up as Norwich fan and ever since I was a little boy I came to Carrow Road for every home game.“It’s a great pleasure for me to come back and sign on loan. The main thing for me is to come and get experience, so to mix that in with coming to Norwich is a great feeling.” 1last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 Gweedore Celtic 6Gweedore raced into an early three goal lead following defensive and goalkeeping errors on Lifford’s part. Thomas Diver, Jamie Boyle and Colin Ferry finding the net. Following Gweedore’s third Lifford struck back as Ross Porter found the net on 25 minutes. Lifford possibly should have been level come half-time striking the crossbar and drawing a number of saves from Mc Kelvey. Gweedore extended their lead early in the second half when a Colin Ferry shot gave McGuire no chance in the Lifford goal. Jamie Boyle grabbed his second and Gweedore’s fifth on the hour mark. Mark Neeson struck back immediately from the penalty spot to leave the score 5-2 for the visitors. As the final whistle loomed Peter McGee got on the score-sheet to round off a fine performance from Gweedore. Cappry Rovers 5 Milford United 2Cappry Rovers secured the points from this game against Milford United in Cappry Park. Milford opened the scoring in the tenth minute when Gary Merritt scored following a corner. Cappry were back on level terms by the fifteenth minute when Patrick Mc Nulty rose highest to head to the net following a free kick. Cappry went in front in the twenty first minute when Brendan Mc Laughlin won the ball to slide it under the advancing keeper. Milford got back on level terms in the twenty sixth minute when Cappry gave away a penalty following a hand ball in the area and Mark Flood converted the spot kick. Cappry took the game to the visitors after the break and Alan Patton scored in the fifty third minute to put the home team in front. Milford created numerous chances but couldn’t find the net as the home defence held firm. Cappry secured the points when Brendan Mc Laughlin scored from outside the area in the eighty seventh minute. Malachy Martin got Cappry’s fifth goal in the eighty ninth minute. Brendan Mc Laughlin, Malachy Martin and Michael Lafferty were best for Cappry.Damien Casey and Mark Flood were best for Milford. Referee: Paddy Martin.Donegal Town 0 Glenea United 2Both teams started this game cautiously and the first half was played out with chances few and far between. The best chance of the half fell to Glenea’s Damien Mac Lochlainn, who turned quickly inside the box and fired just wide of the post. The game remained scoreless at halftime. In the second half the game opened up more. Glenea got the breakthrough when they were awarded a penalty for a foul inside the Donegal box. Padraig Mc Gee made no mistake from the spot, firing high into the roof of the net. This sparked Donegal to life and the Town pressed hard for an equaliser. Donegal’s Aidan McFadden’s shot narrowly wide and Conor Mc Monagle’s long range effort forced a super save from Glenea’s keeper Joe Coll. Glenea sealed all three points late in the game when Martin Mc Guire tapped home from close range following an excellent counterattack. Glenea’s Kevin McFadden deserves a quick mention. McFadden was excellent throughout the game breaking up Donegal’s play and winning possession for Glenea in the centre of the park.Watson Hire Division OneWhitestrand United 2 Castlefin Celtic 6 On a brisk clear winters day Whitestrand United took on the form team of the division Castlefin Celtic. Whitestrand started the match on the front foot and Paul Lynch had a header well saved by the keeper. Castlefin took the lead when Ian Ward headed in a superb delivery. Whitestrand responded well and had a few chances. The pressure finally told when Paddy Sheridan bundled the ball over the line. This was no more than Whitestrand deserved as they had the better of the first half. The second half started with Castlefin getting two quick fire goals from JP Malley and Barry Tourish. Whitestrand responded well and Paul Lynch scored a towering header. Whitestrand pushed hard for the equaliser but Castlefin just picked them off with more goals from Tourish and Malley completing his hat-trick. The result was harsh on Whitestrand but the game ended 6-2. Best for Castlefin was Malley and a good effort by Whitestrand.Keadue Rovers 4 Curragh Athletic 0Keadue Rovers made it three wins out of three to continue their impressive run with this good victory against Curragh at Central Park. Keadue took the lead when Conor Greene got on the end of a right wing cross and volleyed to the net. Curragh came close to equalising on thirty five minutes when a free kick was brilliantly saved by Ciaran Sharkey. The home side upped the tempo for the last five minutes of the half and were rewarded on thirty nine minutes when Adam Neely shot home from close range. It was 3-0 on forty one minutes when Ryan Greene tapped in at the far post. Keadue made the game safe on sixty seven minutes when the ball was laid off outside the box to Sean Bonner and his shot went low to the corner of the net.Curragh kept working hard and had a good effort just wide on seventy five minutes while at the other end Ryan Greene almost made it five, shooting just wide. Best for Curragh were Gary Heaney, Troy McCormack and Jason Sweeney while best for Keadue were Adam Neely, Ryan Greene and Jack O’Brien. Referee: Liam Farren Lagan Harps 0 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2Kilmacrennan earned three vital points with this win in Manor. They started the stronger and Christy Connaghan forced Damien Mc Fadden in to an early save. They took the lead on fifteen minutes when Timmy Burke was left free to head in a Christy Connaghan corner. Lagan went close on forty minutes when Darren Doran headed against the crossbar from a Kevin Kelly corner. Kilmacrennan may have edged the first half but Lagan had the better of the second forty five. Lagan wasted a gilt edged chance on eighty minutes. Stephen O’Donnell pulled a ball back from the byeline but Mark Harkin side footed wide. Kilmacrennan sealed the points on eighty two minutes when Timmy Burke waltzed through a couple of tackles. Although the ball finished in the net play was pulled back for a penalty. Gary Gorman applied a cool finish to wrap up the points. For Lagan Conal Mc Gonagle, Ronan Gibson and Darren Doran were best. For Kilmacrennan Ryan Shields, Christy Connaghan and the ageless Timmy Burke excelled, Referee: John CoyleGweedore United 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1This game played in glorious conditions at Carrickboyle saw both sides go home with a share of the spoils. The home side started the better with the first real chance coming on 14 minutes when Odhran Molloy rattled the post from 18 yards and Friel in the visitor’s nets saved the follow up chance. In the 20th minutes Jonathan Harkin hit the crossbar following good play by United. In the 25th minute Kerrykeel had a good shot by Colm Mc Gonigle excellently saved by Shaun Mc Clafferty in the United nets. The breakthrough for the visitors came in the 35th minute when the ball fell to Johnny “Nanny” Friel following a defensive error. The experienced Friel coolly finished to make it 1-0. In the 58th minute United got their deserved equaliser when a great cross by Johnny Harkin was well finished by Michael Connolly from 6 yards. The game could have went either way with decent chances at both ends but a draw was probably a fair result on the day. Seimi “Coshia” Friel and Mark “Sparky” Friel played well for Kerrykeel with Frank Mc Gee outstanding for United.Referee: James MalseedCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 5 Dunlewey Celtic 0Ballybofey United produced one of their best performances of the season to date when they entertained Dunlewey Celtic at the Finn Valley Complex on Sunday afternoon. Mark Griffin put the home side one up within the first ten minutes but somehow the hosts failed to add to the scoreline in the opening period. Five minutes into the second half Mark Marley got the first of his brace to calm the Ballybofey nerves. Marley registered again and two goals from Damien Glackin assured Ballybofey moved up a place in the League Table by securing this victory over the League’s 3rd placed team.Glenree United 1 Eany Celtic 0In perfect conditions the home side collected the three points. The first half was tightly contested but the home side were creating the better chances. In the 20th minute the away keeper did well to save a low driven shot from Patrick Mc Groddy and ten minutes later a header from Kevin Doherty. The second half continued in the same manner with the home outfit dominating the play and finally in the 69th minute the deadlock was broken when Barney Boyce unleashed a swerving dipping drive to deceive the keeper and leave him with no chance. Eany kept plugging away throughout the game but the home keeper had a relatively quiet day at the office. Best for Glenree were Martin Mc Bride, Barney Boyce and Kevin Doherty.Referee: Martin Mc AnennyLetterbarrow Celtic 3 Bonagee United 6Played in ideal conditions in Tymeen Bonagee started the stronger with an early goal from Aiden Mc Laughlin. Shortly after that James Mc Groary hit the crossbar with a tidy left peg shot. Towards the end of the half Bonagee scored three goals in quick succession from Lee Mc Monagle, Noel O’ Donnell and Darren Ashmore making it 0-4 at the break. Things went from bad to worse for Letterbarrow with two more early goals from Bonagee in the 2nd half, Lee Mc Monagle and Darren Ashmore again scoring. Letterbarrow staged a strong finish with Pauric Coyle, Eoin Gallagher and the Coyle again working hard and finishing well making it 3-6. Referee: Michael Mulhern.Ulster Junior CupQuigleys Point Swifts 4 Cranford United 1Cranford fell behind early in this match and never recovered from their slow start. Despite this there wasn’t much between the sides over the piece and had it not been for some slack play from the Donegal League side the scoreline may have had a closer look to it. QPS go through as a reward for this victory.Greencastle F.C. 1 Drumoghill F.C. 2Richie Moore, as he often does, got Drumoghill’s first goal in this Ulster Junior Cup match against Greencastle F.C. With the sides level, 1-1, at the end of the ninety minutes extra time was needed to find a winner. Philip Whyte got the all-important goal in added time to send Drumoghill into the next round of the competition.ReportsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 3 Orchard F.C. 1Orchard started brighter testing the Fintown defence and midway through the 1st half Niall Bonner put Orchard in front. Early in the 2nd half Steven Boyle found Shan McMillan on the edge of the box and he scored for the home side. Moments later Darragh Gallagher scored a great goal. Orchard pressed but Fintown’s defence were solid. In the dying minutes Fintown secured their three points with a goal from Aaron Thompson.Glenree United Reserves 0 Glenea United Reserves 5On a near perfect day for football Glenea United Reserves won comfortably. Darren Duggan scored his 1st after ten minutes latching onto a fine through ball. Duggan’s 2nd came ten minutes later when he found himself in space in the Glenree box. Duggan made it 3-0 after the break with Glenea dominant. Shane Coll added their fourth with a fine strike on 75 minutes. A mix up in the Glenree defence resulted in an OG. Man of the match: Darren Duggan. Referee: Ed Moore.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 1 Keadue Rovers Reserves 2Drumoghill will wonder how they let this one slip as they dominated for long periods of the game yet failed to take their chances. A goal either side of half time from Ryan Green was the difference between the two teams. Drumoghill pulled one back on 70 minutes to keep the Keadue defence on their toes for the last 20 minutes. Drumoghill did have a few chances but found the Keadue keeper in good formCranford United Reserves 2 Mulroy Celtic 3Cranford took the lead with a fantastic goal from their left-back Chris Molloy. It didn’t take long for Mulroy to equalise through a set piece. Kyle Black then put the home side back into the lead. Micheal Sweeney was always a danger and really drove Mulroy on in the last half an hour with two goals to see Mulroy over the line with for 3-2 victory. Best for Cranford were the Mc Bride brothers and best for Mulroy were the Sweeney Brothers.Milford United Reserves 3 Ramelton Mariners 2Milford upset the odds by taking all three points in a closely fought local derby. Milford pressed from the off and opened the scoring through JJ Fleming who headed in from six yards after a great cross from Ciaran Blaney. Milford kept pressing but were unfortunate to concede a penalty which Ricky Fisher dispatched. Fisher then got his second after beating the offside trap to calmly finish. The Mariners began the second half on the offensive with Enda McHugh making a fine save. Milford equalised when they broke quickly and Ciaran Blaney scored. Mariners pushed hard for the winner and created three clear cut chances but they were caught in injury time when they conceded a free kick on the edge of the box. Ciaran Gibbons stepped up and sent the ball to the top corner giving Milford a welcome three points.Drumbar F.C. 0 Tullyvinney Rovers 3Drumbar dominated the first 45minutes and will be kicking themselves they didn’t put away some of their numerous chances. Tullyvinney scored on 40 minutes after a great save from Kevin Mc Gurk rebounded nicely for the inrushing striker to tap in totally against the run of play. The second half was a different story with the away side playing better. They scored their second after an offside decision went against the home team. This knocked the confidence from the Drumbar players. Tullyvinney added a third late on to kill the game.David Giblin and Daniel Bennett were best for the home side. Decent team performance from Tullyvinney Rovers.Ulster Junior ShieldSt. Catherines Reserves 3 Quigleys Point Swifts 0St. Catherine’s Reserves played host to Quigleys Point Swifts in the Ulster Shield on Saturday afternoon in Emerald Park, Killybegs. The home team started well and Stevie Anderson had their first attempt on goal. On thirteen minutes the Saints were awarded a corner which Anderson took. Stephen Boyle rose above the Point defenders and headed home. Quigleys Point then began to create a couple of good chances but the Saints’ defence held firm. On seventy six minutes the ball broke to Barry Cannon and he ran into the Quigleys Point box and coolly slotted the ball into the net. With time almost up Eoin O’ Donnell scored the assurance goal to send the Killybegs men into the next round of this competition now in its second year.CT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal 4 Raphoe Town 0A sizeable crowd were not deterred by the sometimes wet weather as Convoy Arsenal entertained Raphoe Town in a CT Ball Division Two match brought forward from Sunday afternoon to Saturday night. These sides were evenly matched throughout however it was the ability of the home side to capitalise on their chances at important times in the match. Jonny Robb put Convoy ahead on twenty five minutes when he nipped in between the Raphoe keeper and defender to score. Ten minutes later Raphoe earned a penalty when Christy Bogle’s cross was poorly defended and Convoy conceded a penalty. Bogle himself missed the spot-kick and the home side went in ahead at the interval.In the first minute of the second half Convoy were awarded a penalty which Robb scored to double the Orchard men’s advantage. Both sides had several opportunities which yielded nothing. Lee Guthrie and John A. Kee added two late goals to add a gloss to the final scoreline. Referee: Packie CollResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 3 v 1 Orchard F.C.Glenree United Reserves 0 v 5 Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 1 v 2 Keadue Rovers ReservesCranford United Reserves 2 v 3 Mulroy CelticMilford United Reserves 3 v 2 Ramelton MarinersDrumbar F.C. 0 v 3 Tullyvinney RoversUlster Junior ShieldSt. Catherines Reserves 3 v 0 Quigleys Point SwiftsCT Ball Division TwoConvoy Arsenal 4 v 0 Raphoe TownBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 v 6 Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers 5 v 2 Milford UnitedDonegal Town 0 v 2 Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneWhitestrand United 2 v 6 Castlefin CelticKeadue Rovers 4 v 0 Curragh AthleticLagan Harps 0 v 2 Kilmacrennan CelticGweedore United 1 v 1 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 5 v 0 Dunlewey CelticGlenree United 1 v 0 Eany CelticLetterbarrow Celtic 3 v 6 Bonagee UnitedUlster Junior CupQuigleys Point Swifts 4 v 1 Cranford UnitedGreencastle F.C. 1 v 2 Drumoghill F.C.FixturesSaturday 06-12-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupGroup ACranford United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersMulroy Celtic v Milford United ReservesGlencar Celtic v Glenree United ReservesGroup BArranmore United v Keadue Rovers Reserves (K.O. 1 p.m.)Strand Rovers v Glenea United ReservesGroup CTullyvinney Rovers v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesGroup DSt. Catherines Reserves v Drumbar F.C.Fintown Harps AFC v Donegal Town ReservesSunday 07-12-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic v Kildrum TigersSt. Catherines v Cranford UnitedGweedore Celtic v Cappry RoversDrumoghill F.C. v Donegal TownLifford Celtic v Glenea UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic v Lagan HarpsDunkineely Celtic v Whitestrand UnitedCopany Rovers v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United v Convoy ArsenalDeele Harps v Glenree UnitedEany Celtic v Ballybofey UnitedFAI Junior Cup K.O. 1.30 p.m.Milford United v VEC F.C. / Cherry OrchardKilmacrennan Celtic v Illies CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL YOUR REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more