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Sports Minister welcomes FIFA teams

first_imgMinister Tkatchenko said: “In place of over one thousand cultures and more than 800 languages that make up our country PNG, we would like to thank the FIFA committees for giving us the opportunity to host the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.”“On behalf of our Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill and our Government of Papua New Guinea, let me be the first to welcome you to our country PNG for the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup,” he said.Adding that the three weeks of competition will see football inspire PNG in the Pacific and show the world how football transcends race, religion, culture and country.“We applaud the work of the organizing committee here in Zurich and also the local organising committee in PNG of their passion and tireless effort to make the event a success in November in Port Moresby.”Moreover, President of the Papua New Guinea Football Association and the Oceania Football League David Chung assured the FIFA organising committees and officials that Papua New Guinea will deliver an exciting event in November.“Papua New Guinea will have its challenges but we are sure we can deliver an exciting competition with the help of FIFA with the backdrop of our beautiful country,” Chung said.He also also raised an early warm welcome to the participating teams and fans to PNG to promote women’s football in the country and the Pacific as he congratulates the FIFA for their support towards the event.last_img read more

Clarifying the Extra Emergency Powers Issue

first_imgThe seriousness of the Ebola epidemic calls for extraordinary measures to stop its spread.  It is time to close ranks, not time for political squabbles and constitutional wrangling.   When the State of Emergency was declared it was intended to facilitate the adoption of drastic measures such as the curfew and the quarantine of certain communities which were suspected of having a high risk of infection because of overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions.The State of Emergency, when declared, often overrides the obligation to observe civil liberties among other protected rights including the denial of the right of Habeas Corpus.  That is why the Executive must have the consent of the national Legislature. Once such has been granted, then it gives the President the option of making the list of the prohibited activities under the State of Emergency, thereby ensuring that people are aware of what is expected of them.  Anyone dissatisfied with the imposition of any specific measures may file an injunction to constrain the government from the exercise of such specific powers.  It is for the court to decide on the validity and invalidity of such measures.In addition, the Attorney General/ Minister of Justice may normally be expected to enter a plea of nolly prosequoi against any injunction or other such writ.The aim of the State of Emergency is to create a deterrent to unruly conduct.  It is not to rob people of their liberties so long as there is no abuse of such liberties.  The State of Emergency does not abuse such liberties such as the right to free assembly, free speech, freedom of assembly, the practices of one’s religion etc. Rather, it is meant to dissuade people from act of sedition, libel, and disinformation. What the Emergency Powers do is enable the authorities to detain offenders for a period within the span of the Emergency without necessary recourse to the normal judiciary process.The State of Emergency may be extended at the end of the initial period of such extension is ratified by the legislature. If it is not ratified, the Emergency lapses.It will seem to me that the President, considering the difficulty of and opposition to quarantine and the curfew when they were adopted, forcing the government to cancel the quarantine felt it necessary to ask for more specific powers that will allow it to block demonstrations, public protests, religious and other gatherings that must tend to pose a risk to people in such gatherings. During this Ebola pandemic, it is in such gatherings that the virus is more easily transmitted.  As you know, refusal to heed the instructions on combating the virus explains the rapid spread of the disease.  Hence, all must be done to put an end to such willful conduct.   It is inconvincible that the President will want such extra powers to carry out a draconian rule.  No one needs to be afraid of losing his/her liberties.  For example, when it was clear that the West Point Community had adhered to prevention rules, the government lifted the quarantine. Whatever additional powers she receives will be used to ensure that people are safe from the spread of the virus.  People must by now be convinced of the democratic bonafides of the President.  She has ruled like a democrat in a country with problems of indiscipline.The Legislature, civil societies, and others who may be worried about the potential abuse of power, should realize that the government needs to be well equipped with the necessary and sufficient powers to enable it to gain control over this epidemic.It is not a time for politicking, for the fate of the nation is at stake and the President is under tremendous stress to stop the spread of the disease.  Therefore, everybody, including the Legislature, the Cabinet, Political Parties, Civil Society organizations, the churches, the Mosques, schools, colleges, and universities must all come together to bring this virus to a halt.Those who have come from afar to help us fight the epidemic are curiously watching us to see how united we are in our stand to defeat this disease. Therefore, Political squabbles which tend to deflect our attention from the path of victory will not be encouraging to them.SO LET US CLOSE RANKS NOW TO WIN THE WAR ON EBOLA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Public Accounts Committee Receives Senate’s Blessings

first_imgThe Senate has mandated the Committee on Public Accounts and Audit to conduct joint hearings with the Public Accounts and Expenditure Committee of the House of Representatives on audit reports submitted to the Legislature by the General Auditing Commission (GAC).“Currently, the joint Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has conducted seven public hearings and concluded five reports,” a communication signed by the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Accounts & Audit, Senator Edward Dagoseh, noted.In the communication of appeal to the Senate to endorse the committee’s joint work with its House of Representatives counterpart, Senator Dagoseh informed his colleagues that the two committees have been sitting in joint sessions to conduct public hearings on public reports from the General Auditing Commission (GAC).“To facilitate efficient financial oversight and to achieve improved financial management packages and to ensure accountability, transparency and value for money within the public sector, and public funded institutions by the Legislature, the Public Accounts and Audit Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives have been sitting in joint sessions to conduct public hearings on public reports from the General Auditing Commission (GAC).”Areas where the joint committee has already conducted hearings are the Ministry of Education’s free and compulsory primary education sector; Ministry of Gender and Development; the Ministry of Justice’s prison system; the Roberts International Airport, and National Port Authority.Others are the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (report not concluded), and the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) which report is also not concluded.In practice, Senator Dagoseh asserted that reports from the joint committee are to be submitted to both plenaries of the Legislature for deliberations and approval before submission to Executive for appropriate action.However, both the rules of the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives do not provide for the joint committees to work together and submit a report to the two plenaries jointly, only a conference committee is provided for. In order to give legitimacy to the work, which has been done jointly by the two committees, a concurrence resolution by both Houses is required, authorizing the committee to work together jointly.Reacting to the Senator Dagoseh’s communication, Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Zulu Jallah identified what he described as a “small technical error,” which he hoped must not put a dark cloud over the work that the committee did.He said the Senate Committee on Public Accounts should have firstly sought the approbation of the plenary to be able to work jointly with the relevant and equivalent standing committee in the House of Representatives.“What I understood from Senator Wotorson, if it is something that I can hold onto, the committee has been doing a very good job. So what we need to do now is to make approval to concur with the request he (Dagoseh) has made,” Senator Jallah said. He continued: “The joint work with the House must continue so that we can retroactively approve works the committee has done in the past and encourage them to bring the report that they have to look at. Those that need to go for prosecution, they can go.”Grand Kru County Senator Cletus Wotorson had earlier wondered why the committee decided to ask for authority to continue its work after conducting several hearings.Defending his action of seeking plenary’s authorization, Senator Dagoseh regretted that the Senate was winning strategically, while such is not the case tactically.Sen. Dagoseh: “This means we don’t have plans and strategies to move the Senate forward. We believe as a committee that this is one of the ways we can exercise our oversight in doing our work; we have often said the Executive is doing this, but as the Legislature what are we doing? Now is the time for us to exercise that responsibility that the executive has to report to us.”Dagoseh said the Executive has reported to the Legislature through the GAC audit reports, and that it was time to examine the recommendations that have come from the committee screening those reports. “Since it is not a rule that the two committees have to work jointly, but now that we have this new phenomenon, we are asking the endorsement of this committee to help us move forward.”In a motion that was unanimously endorsed by the plenary, Bong County youthful Senator Henry William Yallah thanked the committee for the level of work done so far, and for at least reporting to the plenary that the committee has in its hands seven reports concluded, two ongoing. “I move that the request be endorsed and the committee be allowed to continue the joint hearing.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teen arraigned for murder of NDC Clerk

first_imgNineteen-year-old Rollan Abrams, of Melanie, East Coast Demerara, was on Tuesday arraigned for the murder of David Gentle, whose body was found lying motionless in a pool of blood near his bicycle at Haslington, ECD.Abrams was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared at the Cove and John Magistrate’s Court. The Police stated that on September 2, 2019, Abrams murdered 58-year-old Gentle.Murder accused:Rollan AbramsHe was remanded to prison by presiding Magistrate Fabayo Azore and was scheduled to make his next court appearance on October 22, 2019.It was reported that Gentle, of Lot 42 Golden Grove, ECD, was a Clerk attached to the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) at the time of his demise.Police investigations revealed that on the day in question, Gentle, a father of four, was last seen at a karaoke in Nabaclis North, ECD.Upon the discovery of his body, relatives dismissed robbery as a motive, since it was found with his jewellery and his cellular phone.Dead: David GentleGentle’s younger sister, Wanda Benjamin, had stated that on the day in question, she was awakened by someone who arrived at her home to request the services of her husband – a photographer. The woman said she and her family went to the scene, but initially did not recognise Gentle as his face was covered with blood.After a thorough investigation, Abrams was arrested and charged.last_img read more

Tuchel hopeful Neymar will return to training in March

first_imgPSG anticipate he will be back in time for a potential Champions League quarter-final in April.Neymar has been in his native Brazil since February 20 as part of his recovery process. He missed the French club’s 2-0 first leg victory.“It’s important for us that he comes back to Paris before facing Manchester United to help us and to support us. I hope that after the game he could start training and help us,” the German said.“It’s difficult to speak to him because of the time difference but we write to each other. I know he feels good when he’s in Brasil,” he added.The French champions have won seven games and lost once during Neymar’s absence.Last season, Neymar missed three months after injuring the same metatarsal, returning just in time to play in the World Cup in less than stellar form.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar has scored 13 goals in as many league games this season © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Feb 25 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel said on Monday he hopes Neymar will return to training after the Champions League last-16 second leg against Manchester United on March 6.The world’s most expensive player has been sidelined since January 23 with a foot injury he sustained in a French Cup win over Strasbourg and was originally ruled out of action for 10 weeks.last_img read more

Fire Capt. Bill Apodaca retiring from beloved career

first_imgVALENCIA – Fire Capt. Bill Apodaca was spending some quality time with friends Monday at Station 111 in Saugus, enjoying a barbecue lunch and holding court with a lot of uniformed visitors. It was a bittersweet break for the captain, who retires this morning from Los Angeles County Fire Department after 32 years of fires and rescues. “I have mixed feelings,” he said as a steady stream of firefighters came up to shake his hand or give him a hug. “This is what I will miss, the closeness of the Fire Department family.” The Simi Valley resident is leaving to spend time with his 8-year-old twin daughters. His wife, who also works for the department, is scheduled to retire in a few years, and they plan to take some long-delayed vacations and enjoy their children. “I’ve been in the (Santa Clarita) Valley 15 years now, ever since the early ’90s,” he said. “I love working with these guys and getting to know them and their families. But priorities change as you get older, and I want to be involved with my girls as they grow up.” Apodaca, 58, will be replaced by Capt. John Mazzocco, who served as his engineer for five years. “He’s a great guy and a hard worker,” Mazzocco said. “He’s very conscientious and taught me a lot – how to stay calm in an emergency and how to handle employees.” “He’s a fun guy to work with,” added paramedic Pat Armour. Capt. Dean Sword of Station 123 in Sand Canyon was quick to praise Apodaca’s work. “Bill is one of those guys who always knows what he’s doing in any situation; he’s smooth and easy-going,” he said. Frank Garcia, engineer for Station 111 and chief cook for the afternoon barbecue, said Apodaca’s dedication to the department and staff went beyond his immediate crew. “He worked on the benefit and welfare committee, making sure families that need medical equipment or financial aid got help,” he said. “He’s very level-headed and does a lot for everybody.” Apodaca’s parents got him involved in the department after a family friend suggested he might be good for the job. “My parents actually helped me fill out the application,” he said, stopping to greet other well-wishers. “I would tell anyone thinking of getting into the Fire Department to go for it. If you like helping people, this is a very satisfying job. You get to help people in their time of need, and you can’t beat it for the excitement.” Asked if a particular rescue or call stood out in his mind, Apodaca said there were too many to single one out. “There are so many,” he said. “It’s very emotional, especially when you’re helping children out, because you see your own families in them. “Working in this community has been a real treat,” he continued. “People here appreciate firefighters so much, it makes you want to help them. They’ve been so generous and thankful. They bring food and little gifts at the holidays and during fire season. It makes our guys happy to help with benefits or open houses.” Firefighter Ken Johnstone, stationed at 111, said Apodaca was especially good at watching out for his personnel. “He’s calm in an emergency, but has a good sense of humor,” he said. “This is a very different work environment than most places. He made it a lot of fun to work here. We’re sure going to miss him.” (661)257-5252 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

Local heroes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 (562) 698-0955, Ext. 2028 LA HABRA – City officials Thursday unveiled 19 banners with the names of local service men and women, including a 20-year-old Marine who suffered fatal injuries in Iraq. “Regardless of how people feel about the war, we wanted to do this to recognize our La Habra residents in the armed forces,” said Jennifer Cervantez, assistant to the city manager. A banner dedicated to Marine Lance Cpl. Hugo Lopezlopez , who died at a military hospital in January of wounds he suffered in an explosion in Iraq, was placed in front of City Hall. The others were placed along La Habra Boulevard. At a short ceremony for the local soldiers, American Legion officials also presented their families with Blue Star banners, which signify that the families have a member serving in the military. The family of Lopezlopez was given a Gold Star banner, given to families who have had a relative killed in combat. 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


first_img*30th Anniversary Celebrations – Changes*Unfortunately due to the Donegal v Laois game on Saturday all events scheduled for that day have now been postponed to a later date, however Thursday’s and Friday’s events will go ahead as scheduled. Thursday7.30pm – 5K Race/Walk (registration at the clubhouse from 6pm)Traditional Irish Music Session afterwards in the Dustys Bar Friday6.45pm – Ladies Senior Match v St Eunans8.00pm – Poc Fada8.00pm – Club Tug o’ War8.15pm – Ladies Challenge Match v Gaelic for Mothers10.30pm (Approx) – Chinese in aid of Living Links will be launched from the town car park behind the old AIB bank, Contact Rose Crossan for details (086-0577214)Music in the Travellers Inn afterwards *Gaelic For Mothers*Any mothers interested in playing in a fun challenge match against the ‘Gaelic for Mothers’ team from Convoy as part of the Club’s 30th Anniversary celebrations are asked to contact Marty Barrett on 087-2768714. The game will take place on Friday 26th of July. Training will begin tomorrow evening.*Chris Gallagher Memorial Match v Glenfin*The second Chris Gallagher Memorial match will take place during the August Bank Holiday on Friday the 2nd of August at 7.30pm in Glenfin. Glenfin will no doubt be out for revenge after an impressive display last year resulted in victory for na Galloglaigh. More updates will be available closer to the time. *Lucozade Sports Club Crusade*The Club has registered to be part of this years Lucozade Sport’s Club Crusade. I know plenty of Our Club members enjoy a bottle of Lucozade Sport before and after training and matches and what we need to do is collect bottle caps from these bottles and trade them for club gear and equipment from Azzurri. A bottle cap collection bag will be made available in the coming days at the pitch and in the mean time we would ask anyone who would like to help the club out to hold on to their bottle caps and hand them to Barry McNulty or any team manager. See for more details*Donegal Minor Girls*Commiserations to Amber Barrett, Orla McAteer, Shannon McGroddy and Niamh Carr who were part of the Donegal Minor Ladies team who suffered defeat at the hands of a very strong Dublin team in the All Ireland Semi Final on Saturday. It was a huge honour for the club to have so many of our players representing the county and we are sure they will bounce back from this defeat and go on to further success with club and county.*Junior Championship Semi FInal*The Seniors will take on Robert Emmets this Sunday at 5pm in Convoy in the Semi Final of the Junior Championship. This is a huge game for the club and all support would be much appreciated*Seniors*CLG BnaG 1-6 Naomh Ultan 0-8Na Galloglaigh emerged victorious from their ‘must win’ clash with Naomh Ultan in Killygordon tonight by the slimmest of margins. The first half panned out very much the same as the second leg last weekend in Dunkineely with CLG BnaG running in ahead at the break by 1-3 to 0-4, Cathal McGettigan once again getting the goal. In absolutely scorching conditions the heat was starting to really take its toll in the second half. Tempers flared on a few occasions and with ten minutes to go it spilled over as Enda McHugh went down followed by a scuffle which seen Naomh Ultans Aidan Duddy pick up a straight red while Cormac Friel received his second yellow of the game to leave it 14 men apiece. Na Galloglaigh’s superior fitness began to show at this point and went 3 points up before Naomh Ultan replied with 2 to leave it a nervy finish, which took a while as Referee Micky Mulhern played 7 minutes of injury time during which time Na Galloglaigh played keep ball. Eventually the final whistle came and CLG BnaG will now progress to the Semi Final where they will play either Na Rossa or Robert Emmets, which will possibly be played next weekend. Team: Caolan McGettigan, Conor McNulty, Anthony McPaul, Cormac Friel, Manus Boyce, TJ Evesson, Enda McHugh, Lorcan Friel, Luke Barrett, Kevin McGee, Chippie Barrett (0-1), Pauric Curley, David Curley (0-3), Cathal McGettigan (1-1), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Christy McCafferty (0-1) for McGee, Tony McGettigan for McHugh, Brandon Toye for Boyce, Dean Burgess, Barry McNulty, Paul Grier, Shaun Gallagher*Junior B Championship*CLG Bnag 0-5 Burt 2-9The Reserves have left themselves with a lot to do ahead of their second leg against Burt next Saturday. An almost trademark poor start yet again left them with a mountain to climb as Burt scored a goal with their first attack of the game after 3 minutes. Indeed it took na Galloglaigh 25 minutes to register a score on the scoreboard but by that time they were 0-1 to 1-6 down. The second half was a much improved performance and they dominated possession for long spells but they were unable to make this dominance show on the scoreboard and were never able to get any closer than 6 points to Burt. CLG BnaG kept pressing on at the opposition however and never gave up but their efforts left them exposed at the back and Burt managed to score their second goal of the game late on and now leave themselves with a tough task of needing a victory in Hibernian Park, Burt, next Saturday at 12 to force a playoff. A lack of training was evident in most of the performances from the home team, indeed the stand out performers on the day were those who had been training, namely Dean Boyce, Dean Burgess, Ryan Ferry and Paul Grier all playing well. Team: Seamus O’Donnell, Dean Boyce, Dean Burgess, Emmet Conaghan, Ryan Ferry, Paul Grier, Shaun Gallagher, Kieran Gorman, Myles Trearty, Jamie Heena, Gary Helferty, Caolan Bolton, Sean McBride, Ciaran McHugh, Hugh McMenamin. Subs: Paul Sweeney for McBride (20m), Conall McFadden for McMenamin (HT), Finian Ferry for Bolton (40m), Sean McBride for McHugh (58m)*Senior Ladies*As part of the Club’s 30th Anniversary celebrations the Seniors will play St Eunans this Friday at 6.45pm*Minor Championship – 1st Round 1st Leg*The Minors will take on Glenswilly in the 1st leg of their 1st round clash this Wednesday night at 7.30pm. After defeating Convoy in both legs over the past two weeks the boys will be hoping to continue their run and progress to the Semis*Minor Championship – Preliminary Round 2nd Leg*Convoy 0-14 CLG BnaG 2-16The Minors progress to the next round of the Championship after a good 8 point win over Convoy in a hard hitting and physical encounter played in perfect conditions in Convoy. Na Galloglaigh raced into an early lead and were 1-5 to 0-1 ahead after 10 minutes, and while Convoy did begin to come more into the game Nigel’s men went in ahead at half time 1-11 to 0-7. Convoy were much improved at the start of the second half and at one stage closed the gap to three points before a goal from Myles Trearty put the boys in blue 1-14 to 0-11 ahead with 10 minutes remaining. That cushion allowed the boys to see out the final 10 minutes in relative comfort to run out victors over the two legs, after winning the home leg 2-13 to 2-7. Best for na Galloglaigh were Kane Barrett, Dominic Hull, and Luke Trearty. Team: Caolan Bolton, Kieran Sheridan, Jason McConigley, Darragh McGettigan, Luke Trearty, Brandon Toye, Gavin Grier, Dominic Hull, Jamie Heena (0-2), Emmet Conaghan (0-1), Kane Barrett (0-10), Ryan McDaid (0-1), Hugh McMenamin (1-2), Myles Trearty (1-0), Finian Ferry. Subs: Odhran Coll, Cormac Toland.*U16s*CLG BnaG 1-8 Fanad Gaels 2-8The U16s picked up their first defeat of the season, after they were defeated by a late goal in an ill-tempered local derby on Friday night. The game was marred by a number of unsavoury incidents with both sides to blame, and the boys suffered for over-indulging in the physical aspect of the game, which did not suit their style of football. Na Galloglaigh got off to an impressive start and found themselves two points up after 15 minutes, with Duncan Patterson and Kane Barrett both scoring two points. The forwards were causing trouble for the Fanad defence, but just couldn’t get enough possession into them. Barrett exchanged frees with Eoin Carr, but a late score from Fanad reduced the deficit to one point at half-time. A poor start to the second half proved to be the sides downfall, with Fanad scoring 1-3 within two minutes of the restart. Na Galloglaigh improved after this spell and dominated the remainder of the game. However, they could only add 1-3 to their tally. Connor Gormley scored a wonderful goal, while Barrett contributed three frees. Fanad scored a point, and then late in the game, struck for the winning goal. Milford found themselves short at the back, and despite a valiant effort from the full-back line, the ball trickled over the line from the boot of Fanad’s corner-back. The boys tried desperately to get an equalising goal, but they could not find the breakthrough. The defeat is a blow, but there is still much to play for in the league campaign. Team: Gavin McFadden, Patrick Ferry, Kieran Sheridan, Odhran Coll, Conor McHugh, Shay Durning, Ronan Docherty, Luke Trearty, Cormac Toland, Jason Scullion, Connor Gormley (1-0), Shane McNamee, Duncan Patterson, Kane Barrett, Gavin Grier. Subs: Adam Serrinha, Daire Crossan, Dane Dunworth.*U14 Girls*After defeating Fanad Gaels by 5-10 to 1-5 last week the Girls are out again this Thursday in an away clash with Glenswilly at 5.30pm. All support greatly appreciated.*U12s Girls Blitz*CLG BnaG hosted a very successful Under 12 girls’ blitz in the blistering heat of Friday evening. Glenswilly, Downings, Fanad and Termon were all represented on the night in what was a thoroughly enjoyable event. CLG BnaG prevailed over Glenswilly and Fanad with some future talent shining through on the night*U12 Go Games*The U12s were well beaten by league leaders St Eunans last night at home, with Enda McGinley and Kelly Ann Buchanan playing well for the home side*U10 Blitz v Drumsurn on Saturday – Cancelled*The U10 blitz scheduled for Saturday in Milford has been postponed to a later date due to the Donegal v Laois match. Training for U10’s will now cease and everyone will take a well earned break after a very successful blitz season and will resume again on Friday 6th of September at the pitch. Thank you to all the coaches who have put in a great effort since training started back in February Paul Ryan, Roisin McCormack, Enda McHugh, Carol Gallagher, Odhran Coll, Kyle MaCauley and Miriam Fitzsimons. We look forward to a top class Parish League in September.*U10 Blitz – Gweedore*Our rising U10 stars took part in a very successful blitz in Gaoth Dobhair last Saturday with the A team coming away with 3 marvelous victories over Dungloe, Lifford and hosts Gaoth Dobhair and the B team came away with 2 victories over Gaoth Dobhair while coming up just short against a strong Dungloe B outfit. Our A team played Gaoth Dobhair in their first match and came away with a comfortable victory with strong scoring performances from Shane Black, Aisling McCormack, Eoin O’Donnell and Owen McElhinney and a fantastic goalkeeping display by Eoghan Heimstra. In their second game they got the better of a gallant Lifford side with some excellent displays by Ewan Douglas, Paul Ryan and Shay McBride-Friel and in their final game in sweltering conditions they came away with a 1 point victory over Dungloe after a titanic battle with brillaint performances from Liam Donnelly and Dara McDaid. Our B team lost out narrowly in their first match with good displays from Eoin McGettigan,Kerrys Sweeney, Dylan McGarry and Jordan Ryan. They then faced the host team twice and came away with victory in both matches with strong displays from Shaun Coffey, Odhran Doherty, Catelyn Hosford, Anthony Curran, Alec McConigley and Aodhan Ferry. Well done to coaches Marty McDaid, Odhran Coll and Paul Ryan and thank you to all the travelling supporters.*U8 Blitz – Season Over*U8 training and blitzes have now finished for the Summer. Training will resume when the schools go back at the end of August/beginning of September. Hope everybody enjoys the rest of the holidays. Keep practising your skills!*Parents*The club is calling for any parents interested and willing to help out at trainings to come forward. They do not necessarily have to get involved in coaching, unless they would like to, but if they feel they can assist in any way in the running of trainings, blitzes etc then please let us know.*Prediction Competition*Current Top 10 Leaderboard. For the full leaderboard why not sign up to our weekly newsletter. To sign up send your name and email address to or to 0863400082.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 1-15-21-23. No jackpot winner, 5 match 3 winners, win €15 each. The winners were: Leona Cullen, Milford, Ger Hardiman, Ramelton, Joan O’Donnell, Rosgarrow, Deirdre O’Toole, Drumbern, Gabrielle & Miriam Fitzsimons, Woodlands, Letterkenny. Next weeks Jackpot is €920.*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on or see our website*Daniel O’Donnell Concert*The Donegal G.A.A. Supporters Club would like to remind all Donegal followers that tickets for the Daniel O’ Donnell concert in the Great Northern Hotel are selling fast so you are advised to reserve your tickets immediately. Daniel will be in Concert with Mary Duff on Wednesday August 7th and tickets are available direct from the hotel. Tel: 071-9841204 or email All proceeds from this concert will go to the Donegal G.A.A. Supporters Club who wish to acknowledge this extremely generous gesture by Daniel.*Unemployed*Are you in receipt of Social Welfare and unemployed for more than twelve months? Are you interested in coaching Gaelic Games? If so you may be eligible to partake in a Social Employment Scheme, Sponsored by the Club, training will be provided. For more information contact Joe at 086-8547114 or*Training*Seniors: Tues & Thurs at 7pmLadies: Wed (6.30pm) & Sat (10am)U12s: Fri at 5.30pm*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with either Barry on 086-3400082 or Aidan on 087-1223177.Hoodies (Kids 5-11: €29.99. Kids 13-14: €38. Adults S-XXL: €39.99)Track top (13/14 – Adult XXL: €38)Windcheater (Adult S-XXL: €23)Hat (€7.50)Polo Shirts (Navy) (13/14 – Adult XXL: €29.99)Training T-Shirt (Kids 5-11: €18. Kids 13-14: €19.99. Adults S-XXL: €23)Initials can be added at an additional €2 eachGAA NEWS: MILFORD GETS READY FOR 30TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS was last modified: July 23rd, 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:GAA NEWS: MILFORD GETS READY FOR 30TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONSmilford gaa club newslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal soccer star Shay Given has said he is very concerned there is not enough new talent coming through the Irish ranks.Shay GivenThe Lifford man revealed the matter has ben discussed amongst players and management.Shay said “We’ve spoken about that at previous meet-ups – it is a concern. “I don’t think there’s an influx of talented players. That’s a big worry for me. I don’t know where they’re at or where they’ve gone.”Shay, 39, said a lot of young people are now playing GAA, rugby and there sports.“I think Gaelic takes a lot of them away, and the rugby is doing well. Some of them (players) go down that route.“But because we’re a small nation, if you take the percentage out of gaelic football, hurling and rugby players, it narrows it down for the soccer team. “We need another Damien Duff, Robbie Keane or Richard Dunne. We need for a couple of more players to come through but I don’t see them,” he said.SHAY – ‘WHERE IS ALL THE YOUNG SOCCER TALENT?’ was last modified: October 6th, 2015 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:Shay Givenlast_img read more

Where does Ronaldo rank in the top 10 Real Madrid players of all time?

first_img 11 11 6. Ferenc Puskas (1958-1966)One of the greatest strikers ever to play the game, Hungarian Ferenc Puskas was a huge success at Madrid. Honours with Madrid: 3x Champions League, 6x LaLiga 7. Francisco Gento (1953-1971)An exceptional left winger throughout the 50s and 60s, Spain’s Gento is the only player in history to win six European Cups. 9. Luis Figo (2000-2005)After signing from Barcelona, Portuguese right winger Figo made himself a star for rivals Real Madrid. 5. Raul (1994-2010)When Atletico Madrid closed their academy to save money, 15-year-old Raul joined Real and went on to play 741 games for the club. 11 8. Iker Casillas (1999-2015)Having joined Real at the age of nine, World Cup winning ‘keeper Casillas is Los Blancos through and through. 11 Honours with Madrid: 3x Champions League, 4x LaLiga 11 11 11 Honours with Madrid: 3x Champions League, 5x LaLiga, 2x Copa del Rey But where does he rank in the long list of legends belonging to the world’s biggest football club.Scroll down to see our opinion on the top 10 Real Madrid players of all time.10. Roberto Carlos (1996-2007)One of the best left-backs in football history, Brazil’s Roberto Carlos was a worthy member of Madrid’s Galacticos. Honours with Madrid: 2x LaLiga Honours with Madrid: 6x European Cup, 12x LaLiga, 2x Copa del Rey getty 11 11 4. Ronaldo (2002-2007)A Galactico striker to end all Galactico strikers, Brazilian Ronaldo is up there with the greatest number nines in history. 11 3. Zinedine Zidane (2001-2006)French attacking midfielder Zizou was an icon and the best player of his generation. He also returned to the club as manager and won three consecutive Champions Leagues. Real Madrid have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Italian champions Juventus in a stunning £105m transfer this summer.The 33-year-old leaves the Bernabeu with his legacy secure as one of the club’s all-time greats, having won four Champions Leagues and four Ballons d’Or during his nine years in Madrid. Honours with Madrid: 4x Champions League, 2x LaLiga, 2x Copa del Rey 2. Alfredo Di Stefano (1953-1964)A five-time European Cup winning striker, Argentinian born Di Stefano is integral to the history of Real Madrid. Honours with Madrid: 1x Champions League, 2x LaLiga Honours with Madrid: 1x Champions League, 1x LaLiga Honours with Madrid: 5x European Cup, 8x LaLiga, 1x Copa del Rey Honours with Madrid: 3x European Cup, 5x LaLiga, 1x Copa del Rey 11 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (2009-2018)Ronaldo has to top the lot, despite there being room for debate (thanks to Lionel Messi) over whether he’s the best of his era. The Portuguese winger is still surely the greatest footballer Real Madrid have ever had.last_img read more