Vinicius: “Everyone knows that the Real Madrid shirt weighs”

first_imgVinicius Junior left a message full of madridismo on his Twitter today. It was after one of his followers praised him: “How VInicius looks at the Real Madrid shield. He knows the importance and weight that this shield has and there is no better way to defend it than to leave everything on the field. Vini does it”, The user wrote with a photo of the attacker celebrating his decisive goal in the last Clásico. Vinicius read it and replied: “We are the largest in the world and everyone knows that this shirt weighs. Until the end. HALA MADRID.” The phrases were quickly received by Real Madrid with more responses in support of Rio de Janeiro.Vinicius was in a great moment until the competition stopped. Flamengo’s ex he excelled in matches as important as Manchester City and Barcelona. As AS recounted, he is now at home exercising a minimum of three and a half hours each day of the week. He does it in morning and evening sessions.last_img read more

Dacres bags gold, Dwyer breaks Quarrie’s record

first_imgJAMAICA’S medal tally went up by two at the Pan American Games in Toronto yesterday.Fedrick Dacres won gold in the men’s discus while it was bronze for Roxroy Cato in the men’s 400 metres hurdles.The day was also highlighted by a massive personal best and Games record 19.80 seconds in the semi-finals of the men’s 200 metres by Rasheed Dwyer. He became the second-fastest man in the event this year behind world leader Justin Gatlin with times of 19.57 and 19.68.Yesterday’s two medals pushed Jamaica’s tally at the Games to five, including three gold.Dacres had a best of 64.80m on his third attempt yesterday. Brazil’s Ronald Juliiao took silver with 64.65m, with bronze going to American Russ Wiger, 62.64m.Dwyer, the Commonwealth Games champion, took full advantage of the maximum allowable wind limit of 2.0 metres per second to win his heat and advance to the final. His time erased the 1971 mark of 19.86 set by the great Donald Quarrie in Cali, Colombia. Earlier, Jason Livermore finished down the track and failed to advance to the semi-finals.Cato was third in the 400m hurdles final in 48.72 seconds. Jeffrey Gibson of The Bahamas won in a personal best 48.51 ahead of Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson, 48.67.Jamaica’s Leford Green was sixth in 49.42.Ricardo Cunningham finished fourth in 800m final in 1:48.65 while Jowayne Hibbert was eighth in 1:49.24. Clayton Murphy of the United States captured the gold in 1:47.19.In the women’s 400m final, Chrisann Gordon (51.75) and Anastasia Leroy (52.05) were fourth and fifth, respectively. American Kendall Baisden won gold in 51.27 ahead of teammate Shakima Wimbley, 51.36. The bronze medal went to St Vincent’s Kineke Alexander, 51.60.Yesterday also saw the first two rounds of the women’s 200m. Both Simone Facey and Kerron Stewart finished second in their semi-finals. Stewart clocked 22.72 in her heat behind American Kaylin Whitney, 22.68. Facey clocked 22.64 behind Angela Tenorio of Ecuador, who won in 22.59.last_img read more

I almost quit! Arsenal ace admits he came close to exit

first_img1 Tomas Rosicky Tomas Rosicky has revealed he considered leaving Arsenal during the January transfer window.The midfielder has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the Gunners side this season, only making his first Premier League start on Boxing Day.The 34-year-old has been with Arsenal since 2006 – but he has now admitted that he came close to leaving north London.“We’d talked about me leaving in previous meetings back in September and October, but then the market closed and I couldn’t do anything,” Rosciky told Czech news outlet iSport.cz.“When you don’t play a single game in December and the market opens, [the prospect of leaving] is obviously on the agenda.“Then you start to have second thoughts. It was an exception for me though, I really thought about leaving. Then Arsenal said stay and that was that.”Rosicky is now open to extending his stay at the Emirates, and will hold talks with Arsene Wenger before deciding on his future in the summer.“The rest of the season will go quickly, then we’ll look for a solution,” he said. Arsenal is still an option for me next season, the ball is in their court.“When I get back from international duty we’ll start to talk about it. There are two options open to me [stay at Arsenal or go elsewhere]. At the moment I’m in a situation where I make the decision.”last_img read more

A £100million offer would not tempt Southampton boss Ronald Koeman into selling star man

first_img Sadio Mane 1 Ronald Koeman claims not even £100million would be enough to tempt Southampton to sell Sadio Mane – or any of their other stars – this January.The 23-year-old has shone in the 15 months since swapping Red Bull Salzburg for Saints in a £10million deal.It led to strong interest from Manchester United in the summer and the likes of Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain are amongst the high-profile clubs monitoring Mane.However, Saints boss Koeman says there is no chance that the Senegal winger, or anyone else, will be leaving when the transfer window re-opens.“No, no, not in January,” he said.“Already we spoke about that situation and we sell nobody in January.“Nobody, even when they pay £100million.”last_img

PICTURE SPECIAL: GLORIOUS DISPLAY OF GAELIC FOOTBALL AT GIRLS U12 ALL-COUNTY BLITZ

first_imgThe wonderful new pitch at Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny looked better than the playing surface at Croke Park as teams from 18 clubs throughout the county took to it today for the elite All County U12 Blitz.Teams competed in four divisions for the honours and Donegal Daily trophies and medals.And what a superb display of football in this tournament which has been specially devised by the county board of the Donegal LGFA to see the best talent and future stars for our Ladies county teams. Development officer Donal O Searcaigh with U14 team manager Dermott Foy and County Secretary Siobhan Coyle were all on hand to watch the games.County chairman Micheál Naughton was also there to present medals and trophies to the finalists.He said he wanted to pay tribute to the girls, their parents, their coaches and their clubs for continuing to develop the ladies game throughout Donegal.He also had a special word of thanks for Coláiste Ailigh Príomhoide Micheál O Giobúin who hosted the tournament today. “It was a wonderful gesture and the facilities laid on for the teams were second to none,” said Naughton.Senior county players and U14 county players were on hand to lend their support. And new junior referees took charge of the games.Afterward O Searcaigh said: “We’d like to thank Donegal Daily for sponsoring the trophies and medals.“This was our second all-county blitz, with teams graded this time based on their performances on their first day in Convoy. I believe tournaments like this will help massively to develop players for the future.”St Eunan’s won the Division One title, winning all their group games before defeating Termon in the final. Both sides showed skill and determination throughout but it was the Letterkenny side which won out in the end.In Division 2 the girls from Downings took the title and the trophy back to Rosguil with some superb performances throughout. Maith sibh.The Division 3 campaign saw an epic battle between St Mary’s Convoy and Red Hughs and it was Convoy who took the title by just a single point. Both sides played some great football with no doubt future county stars among their ranks.And there are celebrations in the Twin Towns tonight after Mac Cumhaills girls won the Division 4 title. Pictures courtesy of Donal O Searcaigh, Donegal LGFA.   PICTURE SPECIAL: GLORIOUS DISPLAY OF GAELIC FOOTBALL AT GIRLS U12 ALL-COUNTY BLITZ was last modified: August 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:All county blitzColaiste AilighDonegal LGFAletterkennylast_img read more

Naby Keita given No.8 shirt by Steven Gerrard as Liverpool unveil new man

first_img“It was an incredible day for me.” 🔴Naby Keita has revealed how he was left astounded when Steven Gerrard handed the No.8 jersey over to him: https://t.co/G3708QjuPH#NK8 pic.twitter.com/bFAFVFWKcx— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 27, 2018“When he came in, I looked at him and said, ‘wow’ because he is a legend. He is somebody who always showed respect, who gave his all on the pitch, somebody who is loved here“If somebody like that gives you his shirt number, it’s not to play around with, it is to try and do as much as he did – that’s my motivation.” Introducing our new No.8… https://t.co/PFoGjKYCJG pic.twitter.com/lpiP6ZGsST— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 27, 2018He was announced as the club’s new No.8 –  left vacant since Gerrard’s departure to LA Galaxy in 2015 – on social media on Wednesday.And Keita revealed how he was left stunned on his Liverpool visit last August when he was greeted by the Liverpool legend, who then passed on his old number.“It was an incredible day for me,” the Guinea international told LiverpoolFC.com.“He gave me the No.8 jersey. When it happened, it was a surprise and I didn’t expect it. Liverpool have unveiled £52million signing Naby Keita for the first time and have confirmed he will take Steven Gerrard’s number eight shirt – after being handed his new jersey by the man himself.Keita’s long-awaited move to Anfield will finally be made official on Sunday [July 1], having agreed to join the Premier League side from RB Leipzig last summer.The 23-year-old midfielder will begin his Reds career when he arrives at Melwood on Monday for his first pre-season training session. 🙌#NK8 pic.twitter.com/rE3OE8gLV0— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 27, 2018Keita, who made 71 appearances and scored 17 goals in two years at Leipzig, has signed a long-term contract with Liverpool.And the 23-year-old said he decided to join the Merseyside giants after speaking with Jurgen Klopp and former RB Salzburg team-mate Sadio Mane.“I chose Liverpool because it is a team I watched often – and I also spoke a lot about it with Sadio [Mane]. He told me a lot about the team and the club.“I also spoke with the coach, who told me about the project for the team and that motivated me to be here.“When you see how they performed last season it makes me want to do the same and to be a part of this team. I would like to be able to achieve a similar kind of season with them next season – but even better.” The video you’ve been waiting for…Naby Keita’s first exclusive full @LFCTV GO interview: https://t.co/hWeZgjkbRw#NK8 pic.twitter.com/bQDXzydqXj— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 27, 2018last_img read more

SIX FARMS RAIDED IN TRAVELLING GANG CRIME BLITZ

first_imgSIX farms have been robbed in a travelling gang crime blitz in Donegal.The raids netted tens of thousands of euro worth of farm equipment in raids across the east and north of the county.A week ago Donegal Daily reported how equipment including a trailer and a quad bike were stolen in a theft from the home of a disabled man in Kilmacrennan. Another home in the area had equipment taken from a shed.Since then Gardai have investigated four more raids.In one incident in Manorcunningham a range of expensive farming equipment was taken.The IFA and Gardai have issued warnings to farmers to step up security around their homes and outbuildings as a result of the raids. It’s understood investigating gardai believe the gang is from Limerick and has targeted Donegal over the past week.A number of items have been recovered, but there have been no arrests. SIX FARMS RAIDED IN TRAVELLING GANG CRIME BLITZ was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SIX FARMS RAIDED IN TRAVELLING GANG CRIME BLITZlast_img read more

12,000 SET TO FLOCK TO RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL

first_imgUP TO 12,000 people will attend the Rory Gallagher tribute festival in Ballyshannon this weekend – making it one of the best in the country.The award-winning festival has attracted tourists from more than 25 countries including America, Switzerland and Sweden.Dr Feelgood tops the line-up tonight with headline act ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor the star attraction on Saturday. And the brilliant Horslips will rock Ballyshannon on Sunday night.Minister of State for Tourism Michael Ring officially launched the 1th festival yesterday.The weekend gigs are the brainchild of party colleague and county councillor Barry O’Neill.This year’s festival will be hosted in a specially erected tent – dubbed the Big Top!  12,000 SET TO FLOCK TO RORY GALLAGHER FESTIVAL was last modified: June 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ENTER THE CAVERN BAR KARAOKE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING €10,000

first_imgaThe Cavern Bar are providing an opportunity for talented singers to showcase their talents at the Karaoke Championships on Wednesday September 10th.For songbirds who didn’t quite make the breakthrough on high profile manufactured TV music shows like the X-Factor and The Voice of Ireland, this competition in The Cavern bar could be your chance to shine.One female singer and one male singer will be chosen to represent Ireland at the World Karoke Championships in Stockholm. The lucky singers will be provided with free flights and free accommodation to Sweden to take part in the competition.While they’re also in with a chance of netting an incredible €10,000 if they win.The Cavern Bar is the only venue in Donegal that the Karaoke championships are taken place.So make sure and get down their on Wednesday night and showcase your singing talents. ENTER THE CAVERN BAR KARAOKE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING €10,000 was last modified: September 6th, 2014 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:EntertainmentFeaturesKaraokenewsThe Cavern Barlast_img read more

Picture Special: Successful education and training showcase in Stranorlar

first_imgFor the fifth successive year, Donegal Local Development Company has hosted another successful Celebration of Lifelong Learning in the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar on Friday October 11th. This event which was attended by in excess of 250 people created an exciting opportunity for adults to meet exhibitors face to face to explore their opportunities to engage in education, training or lifelong learning.Exhibitors included Donegal ETB, Donegal Library, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Donegal County Council (Library Service), Jigsaw, and Different Strokes for Different Folks and I Recovery College. Opening the event, Padraic Fingleton, CEO DLDC noted that training and lifelong learning continue to be very important to DLDC in terms of the supports offered to staff as well as to its clients. He urged everyone to explore opportunities available to them and to make the most of what is on offer.Welcoming everyone to the event, Patsy McMonagle, Chairperson, DLDC said he was delighted to see people turn out in huge numbers year after year for this event. Echoing the sentiments expressed by CEO Padraic Fingleton, he also noted that DLDC has a strong tradition of delivering education, training and lifelong learning opportunities across DLDC catchment area and this was made possible with the excellent working relationship that DLDC has with a range of other providers and agencies.He also acknowledged the huge number of DLDC programmes that were also in attendance on the day (e.g. Refugee Resettlement Programme, Jobs Club, Co-Sync Community Health Programme, TUS/RSS, Donegal Volunteer Centre, Community Development and Employment/Enterprise & Lifelong Learning.He noted the ongoing success of these programmes in delivering supports on the ground to individuals across our catchment area. Patsy also noted the important role that education has played in his own life and he encouraged the audience to make the most of the opportunities that are available to them either via DLDC supports or via any of the other agencies that are present today.Acknowledging that this event also coincided with Mental Health Awareness week, MC Gerry Grant introduced the first of the guest speakers, Bill Vaughan from Mental Health Ireland.  Bill spoke of the importance of good mental health to support well- being generally.Bill acknowledged the work that DLDC carries out in this area across many of its programme & how he was delighted to be a part of it.Sheila Archbold, Bundoran Community Centre spoke movingly of the challenges that faced her group in getting started and how with the help of DLDC staff, these challenges continue to be overcome.  She noted that she was delighted to see so many organisations in attendance.Shane Toolan, Chairman, Ballyshannon & District Museum spoke passionately about the support that the Museum had received from DLDC and the extremely positive impact that the TUS programme has with its participants.  Shane noted that all previous TUS participants in the Museum had subsequently secured employment. He thanked DLDC for such a ‘can do’ attitude to overcome difficulties for both community groups and their scheme participants.Paul Mc Daid, Rural Social Scheme participant gave a personal testament to the supports that he has received.  He noted that farming can be quite isolating and that the Rural Social Scheme has enhanced both his confidence and skills.He urged members of the audience to explore the supports available to them under this scheme.Final remarks were made by Susan Kierce Marsh, SICAP Co-ordinator for Lifelong Learning who highlighted the huge variety of supports to individuals to support them on their Lifelong Learning journey both within DLDC and amongst the exhibitors. She acknowledged the huge positivity in the room and the tremendous buzz all morning as participants engaged with exhibitors and networked with one another.  She thanked the speakers for their insightful comments and openness.She thanked her colleagues in DLDC for attending and supporting this celebration event each year.She thanked the Exhibitors for giving their time so generously.  Her final thanks were reserved for the attendees at today’s event who continue to attend this annual event in such huge numbers.In closing the event, Gerry Grant DLDC thanked the staff and volunteers in the Finn Valley Centre for their continued support in delivering another successful event and formally concluded proceedings.Picture Special: Successful education and training showcase in Stranorlar was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more