This morning there has been a macro-raid in Portugal, in order to combat tax fraud and money laundering in Portuguese football. Among all those investigated, one of them was Iker Casillas, who issued a statement on his social networks: “This morning the Portuguese Prosecutor’s Office has come to my home in Porto, as it has gone to another 76 homes of sports societies, players and clubs , to ask me for documentation. I have made myself available to you. TRANSPARENCY is one of my principles“. This morning the Portuguese Prosecutor’s Office has come to my home in Porto, as it has gone to another 76 homes of sports societies, players and clubs, to ask me for documentation. I have put myself at your disposal. TRANSPARENCY is one of my principles.– Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) March 4, 2020Thus, the candidate for the presidency of the Royal Spanish Football Federation has confirmed that he is one of those investigated, although he is not worried and makes himself available to justice so that the diligence comes to fruition. The operation, called “Out of Game”, investigates “professional football business from 2015”, which allegedly involved “actions aimed at preventing the payment of tax benefits due to the Portuguese State”. In addition to Casillas, the institutions have registered facilities of Benfica, Porto, Sporting de Portugal or Sporting de Braga, the domiciles of the representative Jorge Mendes, or of players like Jackson Martínez or Danilo.Official statement from Iker CasillasThe exporter first issued an explanatory tweet and then an official statement: “The Portuguese Public Prosecutor’s Office registered the Iker Casillas address in Porto early this morning. This registration was produced in the framework of an operation that, according to news reports, has also registered 76 clubs, sports corporations, leaders, agents, lawyers and footballers, in an investigation for alleged tax fraud and money laundering in player transfers.At the request of the Portuguese Prosecutor, Iker Casillas being in Madrid at that time, has been made available to the judicial authorities, collaborating with them at all times and providing all the documentation requested.Iker Casillas states that he is “absolutely calm” regarding the investigations and that he has “full confidence” in the Portuguese Justice.Iker expresses his desire that “transparency reaches each and every corner of football.” “That is – the player affirms – one of the main reasons why I have decided to present myself to the Presidency of the Spanish Football Federation.”
Pelicans dump GM Dell Demps after Davis ‘dumpster fire’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2007, file photo, Detroit Pistons center Chris Webber (84) shoots in front of Los Angeles Clippers forward Tim Thomas (2) and guard Shaun Livingston (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich. Webber is among 13 finalists for enshrinement later this year into the Basketball Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)Seven-time NBA All-Star Jack Sikma and five-time NBA All-Stars Chris Webber and Paul Westphal were among 13 people named Friday as finalists for 2019 induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame.Candidates were announced as festivities began in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of Sunday’s 68th NBA All-Star Game.ADVERTISEMENT Sikma, who helped Seattle to the 1979 NBA crown, averages 15.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists a game over 14 NBA seasons and is the only center to be the most accurate free throw shooter in a season, hitting 92.2 percent in 1987-88.Webber was a star at the prep and college levels, leading Michigan’s “Fab Five” to the US college “Final Four” in 1992 and 1993, then jumped into the NBA and averaged more than 20 points for nine consecutive seasons.Westphal helped Boston win the 1974 NBA title and averaged 15.6 points and 4.4 assists over 12 NBA seasons.In addition, the Hall of Fame announced it’s 2019 lifetime achievement awards would go to Del Harris, who has coached at all levels of the sport in a 50-year career, and Harry Glickman, who helped create the Portland Trail Blazers.Harris became the first foreign coach to guide the Chinese national men’s basketball team, where future NBA star Yao Ming was among his players.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eight players, four coaches and 28-year NBA referee Hugh Evans were among those advanced forward from screenings committees to the full selction committee. Finalists need 18 of 24 votes for election into the Hall of Fame.Inductees will be announced in early April with enshrinement September 5-7 in ceremonies at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOther NBA finalists include five-time All-Stars Sidney Moncrief and Marques Johnson, four-time Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace and eight-time All-Defensive First Teamer Bobby Jones.Also on the list were two-time NBA Coach of the Year Bill Fitch, all-time winningest high school coach Leta Andrews, top college coaches Eddie Sutton and Barbara Stevens and five-time Women’s NBA All-Star Theresa Thompson. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments
Region Two Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, is calling on the Public Infrastructure Ministry to give careful attention to the Charity Marketing Centre and wharf, which he has said is on the verge of collapsing.The slanted section of the wharfThe chairman says the structure has become obsolete, and now poses major threats to those vending there.Speaking to media operatives during a press conference on Friday, Ramdatt said Region Two does not have sufficient funds to conduct rehabilitative works on the structures, and is seeking the intervention of the Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI).According to Ramdatt, since last year August, the region had communicated with the MPI about the structures and the urgency for remedial work to be conducted thereon. At the moment, the greenheart pillars supporting the wharf are rotten and shaking. Alarmingly, despite repeatedly being cautioned, persons continue to vend on the wharf.Rotten pillars at the wharfRamdatt said a report presented by the engineer of the Public Infrastructure Ministry at the recent Works Committee meeting revealed that the wharf had sunk six inches into the water, and the Marketing Centre itself was cracked in numerous places. Further, most of the piles beneath the wharf were determined to be no longer able to support the structure.The solid concrete wharf is thus sitting precariously on a few remaining piles, and the prognosis is that it would likely collapse.Ramdatt revealed that at the last statutory meeting of the Region Two Democratic Council (RDC), the task was given to the acting clerk, Roop Kumar Persaud, to convene a meeting with those vending on the wharf to inform them of the jeopardy they face, because the deteriorating condition of the structure poses a threat to those traversing it. The structure is 32 years old, and requires urgent attention. Over 30 persons utilize the structure for vending.“We have gotten reports that heavy-duty trucks are driving on top the structure. The structure, as it is, cannot withstand weight, and it can very well collapse. We have been educating persons about this, but still reports indicate persons are driving on it in the nights,” Ramdatt explained.Interviewed, vendors say they accept the decision to move, but they questioned where the NDC would put them, since where they vend attracts sales. Many vendors, declaring that they depend on vending to support their families, have called on the relevant authorities to take that into consideration.Guyana Times understands that the Charity/Urasara NDC has placed bars in an effort to block vehicles from traversing the wharf. To date, the NDC is still to issue notices to vendors to stop vending at the Marketing Centre. (Indrawattie Natram)
Two organisations have come together to assist former workers of the Rose Hall Sugar Estate in East Canje and the Skeldon Sugar Factory, after Government closed those estates in a move which is widely being viewed as political.The Guyana Islamic Trust, in collaboration on Sunday with the Muslim community and Bakewell, donated $2 million worth of food hampers to the Canje workers,Some of the meals prepared for the school childrenwhile the East Berbice Sugar Workers Relief Community organised a schools hot meal programme for students of severed sugar workers on the Upper Corentyne.Executive member of the Guyana Islamic Trust, Wasir Baksh, told this publication that the organisation met with the people of Canefield, Canje in January to find out ways in which it might be able to assist them. He said one of the people’s main needs was the creation of jobs based on the available skills in the affected community.Baksh, Head of Department of Education and Training, noted that the community had said there would be need for food in three months.“They mentioned to us that by March they will need some foodstuff, based on what they have and based on what they anticipated to get from the Sugar WelfareGIT food hamper distribution in CumberlandFund; that by March they would have a need for foodstuff. So we decided that, on March 18, we will do some distribution of food hampers.“Basically, we decided to make this intervention in East Canje, because at Wales and Corrivertom there are people doing some programmes to assist the workers in those communities who have been terminated. However, based on our investigation, nobody is doing anything in Canje, so we decided that we should go to Canje and see what we can do to assist.”He said it is hoped that this occasion would not be the only time the organisation can coordinate assistance for the community, but future assistance would depend largely on corporate Guyana lending assistance, more so the Muslin community.“We are encouraging the private sector if they can come and make some intervention and create business or better industries in the community,” Baksh said. He also said that investors would have to take note of the skills available. This, he said, should go a far way to create some stability for East Canje through the creation of jobs.The hampers were distributed at three locations: 350 at Canefield, 250 at Cumberland, and 150 at Overwinning, Greater New Amsterdam.(The hampers were distributed to) “the sugar workers from the Canje estate who were sent home, because we are dealing with the retrenched workers. So, where they are located, we are trying to meet them,” he explained.Nine hundred workers were sacked when the Rose Hall Estate ceased grinding and closed in December last. Since then, about 150 either were re-employed, found alternative jobs, or migrated.Some 4000 sugar workers from Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon were dismissed from their jobs.Meanwhile, on the Upper Corentyne, where the Skeldon Estate was closed, putting more than 1000 workers out of a job, the East Berbice Sugar Workers Relief Community has come on board to assist the children of some of those workers with a community service programme called Schools Hot Meals.The feeding programme, brainchild of Shanta Romana Youngkam and S.K. Bhagerath, was started on January 29, and provides for children of the affected workers on Mondays and Fridays.Seven schools are currently benefiting from the programme: Skeldon High, Linepath Secondary, Linepath ‘C’ Nursery, Crabwood Creek Nursery and Primary, Skeldon High Annex and Skeldon Primary.A total of 225 students from these schools are provided with a hot meal two days per week
By Devina SamarooRanks of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) braved the heavy downpours on Thursday afternoon as they marched onto the muddy tarmac of the incomplete D’Urban Park arena to receive their honorary medals from the Commander-in-Chief David Granger.One by one, President Granger handed out medals to a total of 120 ranks who stood resolutely at attention in the pouring rain as the band played a series of national songs.Also in attendance were Government Ministers, members of the diplomatic corps and other members of the Disciplined Services.Ranks of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) braved the heavy downpours to receive their honorary medals from President David GrangerThe shedless bleachers also accommodated a handful of persons who had turned out to witnesses the annual medal presentation parade.After receiving their medals, the ranks marched off and the parade continued as the band took centre stage.The beating retreat lasted for approximately 15 minutes until the flag party marched on to begin the lowering of the Golden Arrowhead that was swaying wildly in the night sky.The medalsThe Military Efficiency Medal is awarded to serving members of the GDF who have completed 10 years of service with good conduct and are approved by the Chief-of-Staff following recommendation by the Medal Awards Committee. This Medal is made of nickel, circular in shape and measures 35mm in diameter. On the obverse of the Medal is the Cacique Crown in the centre which is encircled by the inscription “One People, One Nation, One Destiny”, while on the reverse, there are two crossed swords and the words ‘Military Efficiency Medal’.The Border Defence Medal is awarded to serving members of the GDF and the GPF who would have had cumulative service on a border location in excess of one year and are approved by the Chief-of-Staff/ Police Commissioner following recommendation by the Medal Awards Committee. Similarly, this Medal is made of nickel, circular in shape and measures 35mm in diameter. On the obverse of the Medal is the Cacique Crown in the centre which is encircled by the inscription “One People, One Nation, One Destiny”, while on the reverse, there is a circular image of Mount Ayanganna on which is planted the Golden Arrowhead; at the base of the depiction of Mount Ayanganna are bushes and water.The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal is awarded to serving members of the Disciplined Services for 15 years of continuous service with good conduct and approved by the Police Commissioner following recommendation by the Medal Awards Committee. The obverse of the Medal is similar to the others, while the reverse displays a key, a baton and an axe with the words ‘For Long Service and Good Conduct’ inscribed.
…realism vital to Guyana’s success – party leaders…commits to reversal of burdensome taxes…pledges to stand up for all GuyaneseAs it gears up for the constitutionally mandated General and Regional Elections, the People’s Progressives Party/Civic (PPP/C) has commenced promised public consultations.During a stakeholders’ forum for a framework on national development held at the New Thriving Restaurant at Providence, East Bank Demerara on Saturday, the Party’s leaders emphasised the need to be realistic in delivering promising to the people.Addressing the packed gathering which included a wide cross section of Guyanese, Opposition Leader and General Secretary of the PPP, Bharrat Jagdeo, said these stakeholder engagements are important and could have a defining influence on the future of the country. He pointed out, however, these consultation have not only now started but was prevalent even when the party was in office and was significant in the transformation of Guyana from a poor country to middle-income and this was done without oil. He went on to say that during these consultations, there will be hundreds of ideas coming in, but nothing will get into the manifesto that cannot be funded.“We’re not going to do like APNU and make all sorts of promises to the people to get their votes and then you can’t deliver. It must be realistically costed and be deliverable,” he asserted.The Opposition Leader pointed out that the coalition Government made seven promises for large-scale infrastructural projects in the 2019 Budget that have no source of funding such as the paved road from Linden to Mabura and a bridge across the Kurupukari River. “A PPP Government will never do that sort of thing. If make a promise, we will know where the money is coming from and how we will fund it. So when we talk about 50,000 jobs, we’ve already identified which sectors they will come from, what will be the policy-making environment that will allow the Private Sector to create those jobs and how many can come from Government itself by a reorientation of this budget which has a ton of wasteful expenditure. We can cut $30 billion out of this budget without harming development objectives and the welfare of our people…” he said.Against this backdrop, Jagdeo emphasised that realism is vital.Turning his attention to the impending oil and gas, Jagdeo contended that one of things a PPP government will ensure is that Guyanese benefit equally from the sector.“One thing on local content is to ensure that Guyanese actually benefit from opportunities there and that that is not just on paper. This Government has abandoned Guyanese and we will never allow Guyanese to become second class citizens in Guyana,” Jagdeo said to resounded applause from the gathering.He added, “We as a country, all of us together, have to ensure that the people who come here to invest that they are treated well and they make money – the oil companies – but the share of the wealth come to our people.”According to the PPP’s General Secretary, the party is working on a framework that will make every Guyanese, despite their political affiliation, feel that they are part of its vision and will benefit from what is coming in the future.Among those at the stakeholders’ forum on Saturday were the business community, religious organisations, non-governmental organisations and other members of civil society.Consultative andinclusive approachAlso addressing the packed venue was the party’s presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali, who posited that this consultative and inclusive approach is part of the PPP’s national big tent strategy in getting as many stakeholders’ views.“A manifesto is a serious national document and not an imaginative compilation of unachievable and unrealistic promises. Governments have a moral and ethical responsibility to implement their manifesto… We take seriously this document, hence your participation here today. As we move forward as a country, it is vital that we take ownership and feel part of the development pathway…,” he said.The presidential candidate noted that a manifesto must be one that is realistic, achievable, time-bound, implementable and measurable.“Our manifesto must create hope for all our people, that they will have improved living conditions, access to better services and a promising future. At the end of today’s (Saturday) session we should have ideas and discussions that would be further crytalised, defined and refined in the final document that will be presented to the electorate,” he asserted.TaxesAli outlined that over the past three years, the local economy has suffered tremendous difficulties with private consumption falling by $196 billion, while tax collections have increased.“It therefore means that the increased tax collection was not as a result of growth in consumption but as a direct result of the 200 new tax measures. Our economy is showing some worrying signs. Non-performing loans increased by $28 billion, 58 per cent of this is in the business sector. This means a lot of our businesses are at risk especially the small-medium size businesses. We’ve seen the effects of this at the regional level, where a number of big businesses have closed or downsizing causing loss of jobs,” he posited.Highlighting that domestic credit of commercial banks to the central bank increased by a whopping $259 million whilst domestic credit to the Private Sector grew marginally by 12 per cent, Ali pointed out that this shows a contraction in the Private Sector with less borrowing and this is a direct result of no new businesses opening and very limited expansion in existing businesses.As such, he noted that in the future, it is imperative to critically analyse spending priorities and cut out waste.“Going forward, we cannot afford to manage the economy on tradition indicators and ratios. Instead, we have to manage our economy to ensure sustainable development which balances economic growth with social development and environmental priorities. The development must be felt by every Guyanese. In this regard, we have to focus on issues of inequality, income distribution, vulnerability of at-risk communities and groups so as the tide of the economy rises, all would be placed in a better position,” Ali asserted.
Remember the sunny, warm weather we had earlier this week? Well, that was then. And this is now: Expect mostly clouds and a slight chance of showers tonight. Beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday, increasing clouds will bring an increasing chance of rain. By early Saturday, the probability of rain will go up to 40 percent, then increase to 50percent after sundown. We could get as much as a half-inch, the National Weather Service said. Skies will be mostly cloudy today, with highs in the middle 60s and increasing clouds tonight, when temperatures will dip into the upper 40s. “We could get some passing showers” tonight, “but it won’t be much,” said Jaimie Meier, a meteorologist for the weather service in Oxnard. The bands of clouds sweeping in from the south won’t bring much snow, either. It’ll be “mostly a dusting” in the local mountains, Meier said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Previously, the Los Angeles soccer team participated in soccer dinners in Santa Clarita and held special soccer games for local families. Among the crowd at Sunday’s game, more than 100 families had more than a game to cheer about, as they had received services from the foundation. For Sandi Franco, soccer and other sports are ways for 8-year-old Mateo, stricken with T-cell cancer, to feel like a kid again. “This is a chance to have a little bit of fun after a not-so-fun time,” Sandi Franco said as she rubbed the head of her son. “This has been a tough year and a half.” SANTA CLARITA – About 6,000 sports fans crowded into College of the Canyons Cougar Stadium on Sunday to welcome Major League Soccer – a battle between the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Columbus Crew – to a town that virtually invented the soccer mom. “This is beyond exciting,” said Nancy Park, surrounded by at least two dozen young soccer players. The game was expected to raise about $50,000 for the nonprofit Michael Hoefflin Foundation, which will use the money for cancer research and outreach services. “The Galaxy has been supportive of the Hoefflin Foundation for the last 12 years,” said Jill Mellady, communications director for the foundation. For Mateo’s father, Joe Franco, it’s just nice to see his son doing normal kid things again. “Whatever will help give him back a little bit of what he’s missed out on in the last few months, we’ll do,” Joe Franco said. Self-proclaimed soccer mom Elena Cantu rushed to her seats holding the hand of 5-year-old Andres and carrying 2-year-old Aaron. She said soccer is not a pastime but an essential activity in her family. “Yeah, I basically had them play soccer as soon as they could walk,” Cantu said. Kevin Malone, co-owner of Mercedes-Benz of Valencia and a board member for the Hoefflin Foundation, watched the crowds reach out for a free autographed soccer ball. Malone said he isn’t a soccer dad because his children played baseball, but he considers a professional soccer game in Santa Clarita a great motivation for the young athletes in the valley. “These kids are getting a chance to see the best soccer players in the world in Santa Clarita,” Malone said. For results of the game, see Sports. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5254
email@example.com (661) 267-7802 A seven-month investigation that led to the arrest of a Lancaster used-car dealer accused of defrauding customers of more than $500,000 fizzled when prosecutors rejected the case. The District Attorney’s Office, however, left the door open in the case against 44-year-old Isaac Thanawalla, arrested earlier this month on suspicion of felony grand theft auto. D.A. spokeswoman Jane Robison said prosecutors “rejected the case for further investigation.” The state Department of Motor Vehicles alleges Thanawalla failed to pay transfer and title fees on vehicles sold to customers for which he had taken out loans to purchase, Miller said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE – www.inishowenfl.ieJackie Crossan Premier DivisionRedcastle United 1-4 Moville Celtic Moville got off to a great start when they took the lead on 7 minutes after Nigel McMonagle burst through the home defence to fire low past Michael McCole.They increased their lead minutes later when a corner fell to Eamon Reddin whose effort deflected off a defender on its way past McCole.A minute before the break they clinched the points when McMonagle crossed for Shaun Doherty to volley high past McCole from ten yards.Redcastle had the first threat of the second period on 56 minutes when Cathal Faulkner fed Brendan Murphy but he fired inches wide from fifteen yards.Moville upped the tempo and went four nil ahead on 76 minutes after a Raymond Campbell cross was collected by PJ Barr to fire low past McCole from ten yards.The home side got a consolation in the closing minutes when Brian Tracey pounced on a loose ball to fire high past Sean McGuinness from fifteen yards.Carn FC 4-1 Cockhill CelticThe home side got off to a perfect start when Shane Doherty was upended in the area anmd Michael Byrne converted the penalty low to Leo McColgan’s right hand side. They increased their lead on 15 minutes after Adam Byrne sent Declan McGonagle clear to fire high past McColgan.Midway through the half Daniel Mclaughlin crossed for Shane Doherty but his first time effort was superbly blocked on the line.Cockhill’s best chance came minutes before the interval when a quick Derek Doherty throw found Mark Moran who cut in but saw his powerful effort superbly saved by Gerard Crossan.Minutes after the restart Carn made it three nil when a Matthew Byrne corner was headed back across goal by Gerard McEleney for Adam Byrne to slot home. Cockhill came more into the game then with Derek Doherty racing clear but Crossan advanced to block well.They got a goal back on 70 minutes when Darragh McDermott advancing from half way and with the home defence backing off he unleashed a tremendous shot from thirty yards to the top corner.They went close again when martin Donaghey headed just over following a corner.Carn ended strongly with Daniel Mclaughlin racing onto an Adam Byrne pass but McColgan advanced to block well.They completed the scoring in the final minute after McGonagle beat the offside trap to race clear and round McColgan to slide the ball home.Aileach FC 6-2 Illies Celtic A young and inexperienced Illies side took a deserved lead on 18 minutes when Gavin Doherty turned the ball past Kevin McDermott from six yards after the home defence failed to clear.But the home side levelled within minutes when a first time Ciaran McGrory pass released Anthony Doherty to fire low past Graham Doherty from ten yards.Aileach took the lead minutes later when a Darren McMonagle corner caused confusion and deflected off defender past Doherty.Illies were reduced to ten men then when James O Donnell collected a second booking.Aileach took advantage when McMonagle broke on the right and crossed for Gavin Doherty to score with a thundering header to the roof of the net.Illies reduced the deficit minutes before the interval when the home defence failed to clear a Gavin Doherty cross allowing Paddy Doherty to fire home at the back post. Minutes after the restart Aileach increased their advantage when James Gillespie set Anthony Doherty clear and his cross was powerfully headed home by McGrory.Illies suffered a further loss when they were reduced to nine men on 75 minutes after Stephen McHugh was redcarded for dissent.Aileach were rampant now and Conor Gallagher stole in at the back post to fire home from a narrow angle on 80 minutes.They completed the scoring on 88 minutes when Anthony Doherty capitalised on a defensive error to slot home from close range.Culdaff FC 1-2 Clonmany ShamrocksThis was a tough game throughout with defences on top for long periods and no quarter asked or given.In a bright opening a good exchange etween Conor O Brien and Matthew Crampsey saw the latter’s cross overhit before at the other end Alan Friel cut in from the left and fired narrowly wide.O’Brien then sent Derek Doherty clear on the right and with keeper Patrick Harkin well out Doherty’s return ball across the face of the box was intercepted and cleared.Culdaff were out of luck then when JJ Doherty’s powerful free from twenty five yards crashed off Harkin’s right hand post and across the goal to safety.Minutes later Clonmany had a great chance after a deep Joe Grant cross found Marty Doherty at the back post but his low effort was well smothered by Darragh Mclaughlin.Culdaff then saw a Brendan Mclaughlin cross shot flicked wide by Eugene Mclaughlin before O Brien beat two men on the left and advanced into the area only for his effort to be blocked behind by the legs of Harkin.Clonmany took the lead on 41 minutes after a corner was cleared to Raymond McDaid who fired a superb volley from twenty four yards past McLaughlin.Culdaff levelled within a minute when a long free found O’Brien who headed over but was caught by keeper Harkin and O Brien picked himself up to despatch the penalty past the keeper.The second half was a real dogged affair with both sides fully committed. Chances were few and defences were on top for long periods. O’Brien curled a free from the edge of the area past the left hand post before at the other end Brendan Devlin curled one just past the angle and over.Clonmany struck for the winner on 74 minutes when after a scramble in the home area the ball fell to Brendan Devlin who flashed a left footed effort across Mclaughlin to the far corner from ten yards.Culdaff probably should have salvaged a point in the last minute when a Dean O Connor corner found Eugene Mclaughlin but he headed inches over from close range.Strand Hotel First Division Reports – www.inishowenfl.ieGleneely Colts 0-4 Dunree United Dunree dominated and stayed at the top of the table with this emphatic victory over Gleneely Colts.They opened the scoring on 12 minutes after Philip McGuinness released Daniel McLaughlin who tucked the ball low past Eddie McNamee from close range.Midway through the half they added a second when McGuinness split the home defence with a superb ball for Thomas Mulhern to lift the ball over the advancing McNamee from twelve yards.On the stroke of half time Dunree added a third when Mulhern’s cross was neatly flicked home by David Laird from six yards. The nearest the colts came to a goal arrived on the hour mark when Patrick McLaughlin headed a Drew Crumlish corner just over.Dunree added a fourth on 71 minutes when a Laird pass released McLaughlin to beat the offside trap and round McNamee to slot home. The colts tried hard but Dunree saw out the remainder of the game comforstably.Carrowmena FC 0-3 QPSThe point reignited their title challenge with this comfortable win in Tremone over a Carrowmena side who if they had taken their late chances could have made things uncomfortable for the visitors. The point dominated the opening half with Raymond Buchanan seeing an early free over the wall well saved by Mark Doherty before they had strong penalty claims waved aside midway through the half. On 35 minutes a corner broke to Paul Grant whose powerful effort crashed off the post before they made the breakthrough minutes before the interval. Dean Barron saw his twenty yards effort parried by Doherty but Adam Harkin followed up to slot home from five yards.Carrowmena had an early chance in the second period when an inswinging Cory O Brien corner was headed just over by brother Jordan..The point responded on 55 minutes and increased their lead when Odhran McColgan fed Oisin McCool and when McCool crossed McColgan was on hand to slot home. They made it three nil when substitute Karl Donnelly fed Brian McColgan who squared for Dean Barron to fire home from twelve yards.Carrowmena had two late chances after substitutes Brendan Doherty and Gerard Gill combined to send Gill clear but with only Conor McColgan to beat he fired wide.Then in the closing minutes Kevin McDermott played a one two with Mark McGonigle before crossing for Gill who controlled well but saw his effort saved by McColgan.Moville Celtic Res 2-2 Rasheney FC Although dropping valuable points in the title race Rasheney will be happy enough with a share of the spoils as they came from behind on two occasions in the game. The home side began well and broke the deadlock on 16 minutes when Ciaran Diver beat a defender on the left before cutting in and chipping the advancing Johnathan Noone from the edge of the area.Rasheney pressed and got back on terms on 37 minutes after John McLaughlin fired a powerful thirty yards free kick to the roof of the net past Shane Skelly in the home goal.The opening part of the second half was a dour midfield struggle with defences on top.Moville regained the lead on 77 minutes after James Gillen released Tony Boyce to outpace the visitors defence and fire low past Noone from sixteen yards.But a defensive error in the hoem defence on 84 minutes allowed Peter Doherty to slot home from six yards and gain a point for his side. The home side came closest to winning the game but Ryan Killen headed just over after a corner.Inishowen Engineering Reserve Premier Division Reports – www.inishowenfl.ieCockhill Res 0-4 Aileach ResThere was a very even opening to this game but in the end the visitors were the more clinical when the chances came their way.Cockhill had the first opening after a long ball from Shane McDaid found Michael Coyle but he fired wide when well placed.Aileach took the lead on 31 minutes when Stephen O Donnell’s corner was flicked on at the near post for Liam Burke to poke home at the back post.Before the break Sean Donaghey played a superb ball through for Michael Coyle but his effort was blocked by the legs of David McGeady.Aileach lifted the tempo on the restart and another O Donnell corner found the unmarked James Wallace to slot home at the back post.They increased their lead on 57 minutes when O Donnell converted a penalty awarded for an innocuous looking challenge.Cockhill tried to respond and on 64 minutes a Marty Bradley cross was headed down by Declan Kearney but Alan Fletcher blazed over.Another Bradley cross on 83 minutes saw Fletchers first time effort well saved by McGeady.Aileach finished strongly with Darren Gallagher seeing his effort well saved by Lee McCarron in the home goal.Gallagher then intercepted a back pass to race clear and add the fourth at the second attempt after McCarron had saved his first effort to keep his side firmly at the top of the table.QPS Res 3-2 Glengad ResThe home side dominated the opening half and when Michael Mclaughlin in the visitors goal parried a Paul Hegarty free McLaughlin recovered superbly to deny Fergal Buchanan from the rebound.Gerard Greene then released Mark Duffy but he pulled his shot wide of the near post.The home side continued to press and on 17 minutes Seannan McColgan released John McCloskey whose effort was tipped onto the bar by McLaughlin.McColgan himself then burst through the visitors defence midway through the half and when his effort was blocked by McLaughlin the ball fell to Duffy whose goalbound effort deflected off a defender and behind.The pressure told minutes later when Duffy’s cross from the right found McCloskey whose mishit effort fell perfectly for McColgan to slot home from six yards.They made it two nil on 38 minutes when a superb Stephen King cross from the right found Hegarty who controlled on his chest before firing to the bottom corner from the edge of the area.Glengad’s only threat of the half came minutes before the interval when following a corner Mark Smith headed over.Four minutes into the second period the home side added a third when Hegarty converted a penalty awarded after Aiden Lynch had been tripped in the box. Glengad got back into the game five minutes later when a long ball saw a home defender head the ball past his own keeper Lynch. Glengad were buoyed by this and when a William Logan free kick found Ronald McDaid ghosting in at the back post his downward header was brilliantly saved by Lynch.Minutes later McDaid saw an effort from twenty five yards superbly tipped over by Lynch.In a rare break at this stage the home sides McColgan fed Aiden Lynch but his powerful effort flew into the side netting.Glengad got another goal back on 72 minutes after a Niall McLaughlin effort crashed off the bar for Christopher McLaughlin following up to slot home.They almost got an equaliser in the closing minutes when Smith advanced on the left and fired past the advancing Lynch but home defender Stephen King got back to clear.Carn Res 5-1 Sea RoversPlayed in good conditions on Saturday afternoon Rovers got the perfect start in the opning minute when Shane Diver nipped in to capitalize on a defensive error and fire past JJ Doherty.Carn took control then with Keelan Doherty firing over the bar before Rory Brady was twice denied by keeper Fergal Bradley in the space of six minutes. In a rare attack for Rovers Diver beat two defenders but fired straight at Doherty when well placed.Play swung back to the other end and Keelan Doherty saw his low effort from the edge of the area well held by Bradley. Diver was giving the home defence plenty to think about and on 40 minutes he pounced on a loose ball inside the area but again Doherty saved.Carn levelled on the stroke of half time when Keelan Doherty’s cross found Brady to slot low past Bradley from eight yards.Minutes into the second half the home side took the lea din fortuitous fashion after Brady’s cross deflected off a defender past Bradley.Brady then had an attempted lob sail over before seeing another effort well saved by Bradley.On 65 minutes Carn increased their lead when a Paddy McGuinness shot was well parried by Bradley but Matthew Doherty tapped in from close range.Doherty then made it four nil when he raced onto a Brady through ball to round Doherty and slot home.In the final minute Brady completed his hat trick when he intercepted a back pass and rounded the hapless Bradley to slot home.Clonmany Res 2-4 Culdaff ResThe visitors stunned the home side when they took the lead in the 11th after a deep Paddy McColgan corner kick found the unmarked Ryan Greene to fire home from six yards.Clonmany responded with Aiden Doherty seeing one effort well blocked by George Houten before the same player collected a Johnny Porter crossfield pass and turned his man but fired just wide.They doubled their lead midway through the half after a superb pass from Greene sent Niall Gordon clear and he sidefooted past Roger McGilloway from sixteen yards.With Clonmany playing a high defensive line they were caught out again before the break when Gordon slid the ball through for Noel Mclaughlin to run clear and finish well past McGilloway. Clonmany got the perfect start to the second period when Aiden Doherty converted a penalty awarded after he had been upended in the area.But Culdaff hit back ten minutes later when a loose ball broke to William Hutchinson who despatched a cool finish past the advancing McGilloway.Clonmany got a consolation in the latter stages after Conor Bradley broke on the left and fed Doherty on the egde of the area and he squeezed his shot home despite Houten getting a hand to it.Inishowen Engineering Reserve First Division ReportsMoville Youths 0-2 Cockhill ColtsMoville were first to show in the second minute when Robert Kane broke clear but dragged his effort wide when well placed.At the other end keeper Lee McElroy made a superb save to deny Martin McDermott. Kane then saw his twenty five yards feee kick well saved by Sean Parker before at the other end a Laurence McDaid free kick across the face of the home goal eluded all.Midway through the half hesitation in the home defence allowed McDermott to nip in and fire past the exposed McElroy and give Cockhill the lead.Moville tried hard to reply and Brian Orr was unlucky to see his effort beat Parker but cleared off the line.Cockhill wree unlucky twice before the interval when in separate attacks both McDermott and McDaid saw efforts crash back off the bar before being cleared.Moville dominated the second period and Parker in the visitors goal had a storming game making fine saves to deny Orr, Kevin And Oran McDermott in the opening quarter.Against the run of play Cockhill broke and Paddy Mclaughlin fired a superb shot from the edge of the area past McElroy on 74 minutes.Moville laid siege to the Cockhill goal but a combination of good saves from Parker and poor finishing saw Gearoid McQuillan, Kane and Oran McDermott all fail to convert good openings.Illies Res 4-5 Dunree ResIn a superbly entertaining game the play flowed from one end to the other before Dunree finally claimed the points.After a quiet opening the game burst into life on 21 minutes when Constantin Bamica fired a superb twenty yards effort high past Christopher McCallion in the home goal.But Illies equalised within five minutes when the visitors failed to handle an inswinging Martin Coyle corner and it ended in the net.A minute later they took the lead when Dunree keeper Philip Doherty failed to hold a Charlie Mclaughlin cross allowing Coyle to tap in from close range.But Dunree were back on terms minutes later after Bamica beat the offside trap o race clear and square for Tommy Doherty who had the simplest of tasks.Dunree then took the lead agaion on 35 minutes when Doherty’s cross found David Eccles on the edge of the area and he fired to the roof of the net .On the stroke of half time they increased their lead when Eccles pounced on a loose ball to hammer to the roof of the net from twenty yards.Illies started the second period well and reduced the deficit on the hour when Dominick Doherty blasted a twenty yards free high to the net.Minutes later Doherty repeated the feat to level the game before Illies were unlucky not to take the lead after Andrew Grahams effort crashed off the post.Dunree regrouped and got the winner on 85 minutes when Paddy McGilloways effort from the halfway line caught keeper McCallion off his guard and the ball sailed over his head and into the net for a splendid goal.Rasheney ROVERS 1-2 Greencastle ResThe home side opened brightly with Charlie Gill heading clear from a Fergal Doherty effort and Brendan Grant shooting wide after accepting a pass from George Doherty. Mid way through the half Cathal Kelly got in behind the Rasheney defence but his ground shot was blocked by an excellent Declan Grant stop. Play switched to the other end and when Paul Mc Conologue released Grant, goalkeeper Seamus Bovaird advanced to foil his attempt. Both sides continued to create chances with Anthony Mc Eleney firing past Bovaird but also the post and Kelly delivering an inviting cross into the centre where no one could apply the finishing touch. On 38 minutes Greencastle moved in front when Ronan Doherty was released through the middle and he drove under Grant from outside the area. Just before the break a build up along the left involving Grant and Ryan Gill resulted in Eamon Doherty’s long range cross dropping just beyond the crossbar. A triple substitution on the hour mark for the home side paid dividends within five minutes. One of the subs, Liam Mc Gonigle surged up the left wing and laid off to Eamon Doherty whose low centre was swept home from 14 yards by Grant for the equaliser. The visitors regained the lead on 74 minutes when substitute Daniel Diver set up Kelly and his angled shot from inside the box beat Grant. Ronan Doherty who was prominent throughout the match for Greencastle had a chance to extend his team’s advantage when he was scythed down close to the byeline with 4 minutes remaining. However, keeper Grant made an excellent save from the same player’s spot kick while the rebound was driven wide. Near the end Greencastle was out of luck again and once more Grant denied them. Kelly accepted Kerr’s pass and found himself straight through with only the keeper to beat but Grant prevailed.Rasheney Res 0-1 Redcastle ResA strong cross field breeze made conditions difficult for both sides but it was Rasheney who made light of the conditions in the opening half.On 14 minutes Damien Friel drove a twenty five yards free kick just past the post.Friel and Kevin Noone then combined to set up John Doherty but he failed to hit the target from twelve yards.On 34 minutes Friel raced clear of the visitors defence and when Ryan McCole advanced to block Friel retrieved the ball and crossed deep for Brian Doherty to head the ball across goal but there were no takers.Before the interval Friel fired a free kick from the edge of the area just over the bar.Rasheney were first to show on the restart when an angled looping effort from Friel just cleared the bar.Redcastle came more into the game in the second half with Greg Breslin advancing into the area before seeing Sean Friel make a smothering save. Breslin then set up Conor Doherty but he scooped the ball high and over the bar when well placed.Rasheney hit back with Brian Doherty seeing an angled cross well gathered by McCole before the same player surged forward but fired over from the edge of the area. Redcastle substitute Stephen McCauley almost made an immediate impact when he rounded keeper Friel only to see his effort cleared off the line by Kevin Noone.At the other end substitutes Denis Hegarty and Cathal Herron combined and crossed but Doherty just failed to connect at the back post. Redcastle struck for a late winner on 87 minutes when Breslin collected the ball and evaded two tackles to race into the area and round Friel to slot home and claim a crucial three points.Jackie Crossan Premier DivisionPPtsGlengad1229Carn1223Redcastle1222Moville1021Clonmany919Aileach1318Culdaff1417Illies (R)137Cockhill * (R)130* points deductedStrand Hotel First DivisionPPtsDunree1434QPS1433Rasheney1431Moville Res1626Greencastle1215Gleneely1513Carrowmena168Buncrana *135* points deductedInishowen Engineering Reserve Premier DivisionPPtsAileach922Culdaff1121QPS819Glengad1218Clonmany1115Carn1112Cockhill911Sea Rovers110Inishowen Engineering Reserve First DivisionPPtsRedcastle1028Rasheney Res1022Moville Youths1116Cockhill Colts915Dunree812Rasheney Rovers119Illies97Greencastle96Sunday 24th Feb 2013 Advertisement Reserve League ShieldSemi Finals 11amQPS V AileachL DavenportAss.T Brown & T Moyne Advertisement Rasheney V GlengadW CurranAss. G O Kane& JP HoughtonUlster Junior Cup1-30pm ET&PenMonaghan V Moville CelticCarn V CurraghE DohertyPremier Division 2pmRedcastle V ClonmanyT McAreeCuldaff V GlengadB BreslinCarrowmena V GleneelyJJ LaffertyMoville Res V DunreeD McLaughlinGreencastle V QPSW HarveyBuncrana V RasheneyM McGonagleReserve Premier 11amSea Rovers V CockhillS DeeneyGlengad V CarnR McDermottReserve First 11amCockhill Clt V GreencastleL PorterRasheney Rvs V RedcastleG McLaughlinMoville Yth V IlliesL DugganFOOTBALL: INISHOWEN LEAGUE REPORTS, RESULTS AND TABLES was last modified: February 18th, 2013 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)Tags:FOOTBALL: INISHOWEN LEAGUE REPORTSRESULTS AND TABLES