LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Anthony Davis leaves with shoulder injury but Pelicans cool off Thunder Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine national basketball team made sure to wrap up its camp in the Philippines on a positive note, handing Meralco a 100-82 rout in its final tune-up game here Friday at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We played good defense today and we’re hoping we can still improve our defense and be able to translate or apply the things that we’ve practiced in the Fiba window.”Marcio Lassiter was mainly responsible in Gilas’ third quarter surge after he scored 10 of his total 14 points in the period.Roger Pogoy top billed Gilas with 21 points while June Mar Fajardo and Troy Rosario had 13 and 10 points, respectively.Reynel Hugnatan led the Bolts with 13 points while Baser Amer, who was once part of the Gials program, and Nico Salva had 12 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas Pilipinas is leaving for Doha on Saturday for the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers. It will face Qatar at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall on February 21 then Kazakhstan three days after at Saryarka Velodrome.The national team was already in control against the Bolts after the first half with a 55-45 lead but took it up a notch in the third after Gabe Norwood put Gilas up 74-50 with a breakaway jam to complete a 23-5 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGilas also played without naturalized center Andray Blatche, who is still playing in the Chinese Basketball Association and will rejoin the team in Doha.“At least even without Andray, we’ve seen that the guys are blending well,” said Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments
…says due diligence checks need tighteningOperations Director of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Denise King-Tudor has admitted that the agency has a lot of loose ends to tie with regard to their due diligence process.At a press brief on Monday, she stated that the CH&PA is working to reassess their various systems and processes in order to avoid being duped and to be able to effectively fulfil the agency’s mandate.“Well we’re in the process of reviewing our allocation criteria and the selection of persons because persons can come to us…applicants, in fact, they provide documentation to say this is what I earn but sometimes I am of the view that persons do not give us all the information pertaining to their financial status. And so you’ll find where there are changes in terms of they’re able to expand and you know to develop that unit [house] and make it much larger and that sort of thing…So we are in the process of reviewing the allocation criteria and the whole selection process and I believe [that in] that aspect of it, [if] we’re able to complete it, we’re going to see some level of improvement in our selection process,” the Operations Director told the media.There have been numerous instances of persons who have been allocated homes under the Government’s “Housing Solutions” project, which was aimed at providing affordable housing mainly to the working and middle class but as soon as they are being acquired, major expansion and remodelling works are done on them.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CH&PA asserted that the agency’s main goal is to serve the “small man” and to ensure that they can achieve a better life.“At this agency, we provide housing for the entire nation and that is why we have this huge demand here. Many people who come to CHPA could go on the open market and purchase land or houses and maybe we will need to review that because as the country’s economy improves, we will need to review that. Those who have the means, need to go on the open market and purchase house lot and houses. Don’t come here, we are for the small man,” Saul said.However, it has been observed that a lot of persons have been able to con the system due to the agency’s lack of proper due diligence measures being in place to ensure that persons who are approved fit the relevant criteria.The CH&PA has recorded extremely poor performance in several aspects including the reduction in house lot allocations since the APNU/AFC coalition Government took office despite the backlog of pending applicants and its “Housing Solutions 2017 and Beyond” project homes which persons have been refusing to occupy as they are reluctant to share the duplexes with other families.There have also been major complaints by homeowners of structural defects such as leaking roofs, toilet facilities and flooring issues. The agency has also been unable to gain the confidence of financial institutions to invest in their initiatives which has added to their ineffectiveness and overall mediocre performance in the execution of its mandate.
EDMONTON, AB. – Multiple Fort St. John Northern Striker Soccer Clubs travelled to Edmonton last weekend to participate in the 2018 Slush Cup.The tournament had almost 400 teams and over 6,000 players compete in multiple facilities in Leduc, Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove.The Boys U-10 team won their first game 9-2, followed by a 2-2 tie and capped off the weekend with a 3-2 win in a shootout to capture the gold in Pool E.- Advertisement –U-10 Boys Soccer team.The U-11 Boys played in the Tier 2 division and recorded a win and two losses resulting in the bronze medal in Pool B. Thomas Phibbs and Carson Webb lead the team with three goals apiece.The U-12 Boys team competed in the Tier 3 division and won all three games they played and brought home the gold medal from Pool C. Andrew Jackson and Alex Rugina tied for the team lead with three goals each.Advertisement U-16 Girls Soccer team.The U-18 Girls headed down to central Alberta with only eight players and were without their regular goaltender. They started the weekend with a 4-4 tie versus the MW Selects on goals by Emma Close, Teagan Clement, Maelynne Wan, Leigh Hedges. That was followed by a 4-3 loss to the SWU Selects, as Close added two goals and Jayd Gorsic scored the other marker. They recorded their first victory over the Ardrossan FC 3-2 after a pair of goals from Close and a lone tally from Kenzie Chilcott. The team was able to rally even with a short bench and claimed the silver medal in Pool A.U-18 Girls Soccer team. U-12 Boys Soccer team.The U-14 Boys played in the Tier 3 level and won their opener against the CalGlen Tornadoes 5-4 as Thomas Larkin led the charge with two goals, while Kye Wylie, Brock Schroeder, Aiden Korfmann all chipped in with the remaining goals. In the second match with the Edmonton Xtreme, the boys fell 7-4 as Schroeder and Korfmann each had two tallies. That was followed by a 5-5 tie with the DUFC Snipers as the team got two goals from Hank Hansman and Aiden Korfmann, while Larkin chipped in with a lone tally, as they won the bronze medal in Pool A.U-14 Boys Soccer team.Meanwhile, the U-16 Girls team went undefeated in Pool C after beating Sherwood Park by the score of 4-0, edging the CNS Avalanche 2-1 and doubling up Okotoks 4-2. The team got goal contributions from Bella Ziebert, Julie Bonekamp, Mykenzie Beech and Madison Holloway. The girls are now off to Okotoks for Provincials in two weeks.Advertisement
PASADENA – A wave of violence continues to confound authorities this week as a gang “peace rally” Saturday was followed hours later by the sixth gang-related shooting this year, leaving a man wounded in the leg. Police responded Saturday at 9:30 p.m. to the 100 block of Carlton Avenue in Northwest Pasadena to find the victim, a Latino in his early 20s, suffering from a bullet wound, according to Pasadena police Lt. Jari Faulkner. The man was transported to a nearby hospital and later released, she said. “He was my friend,” a man laden with prison-style tattoos who lives near the shooting, said. “I don’t know what happened. I heard gunshots, then came outside and he was all bloody so I wrapped a towel around his leg.” Lt. John Dewar said information regarding the shooting was scant, as neither the victim nor witnesses would cooperate with police following the incident. Teresa Vasquez, who lives on Carlton with her husband and three small children, said she heard several shots fired and the arrival of police. “I am nervous and scared,” she said, “because this has been happening here a lot for the past two months. I want to move to San Bernardino.” Hours earlier, between 9:15a.m. and noon, leaders at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church held a “Stop the Violence” rally in response to a trail of death and bloodshed left by an increase of gang crime that began Feb. 1 with the shooting of a 17-year-old boy. On Feb. 2, the teen’s brother, 21-year-old Navy reservist Deon Mitchell, was shot to death outside a liquor store in the 1300 block of North Lake Avenue. A 20-year-old man was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting around 8 p.m. Feb. 6 on the corner of Orange Grove Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, according to Dewar. Another shooting on the same night occurred blocks away in the 800 block of North Raymond Avenue around 9:30 p.m. while police investigated the first shooting, Dewar said. On Feb. 17, a gang-related, car-to-car shooting on the Foothill (210) Freeway near Lake Avenue around 1 a.m. left two young men hospitalized, police said. Bethel pastor John McCall said he invited gang members and law-enforcement leaders as well as clergy and community members. “We plan to stage another rally in the next two weeks,” he said. “It is time for us to come out from within the four walls of worship on Sunday and take action within the community.” He said education, employment and affordable housing would part of the focus of upcoming rallies. Stepped law enforcement efforts would continue at least through this week, Dewar said. Pasadena NAACP President Joe Brown was frustrated by the confluence of events, saying there was a need for better organization in what he called “a fragmented African-American community.” “I believe there is a lot of finger pointing going on and there needs to be more unity,” he said. “We cannot be so critical of our police department when they are attempting to eradicate some of the drug houses in our community. The Christian community and civic organizations cannot march in different directions on the problem of violence.” email@example.com (626)578-6300 Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The CFA last year introduced a 100 percent tax on incoming foreign transfers in an effort to encourage Chinese clubs to invest on local youth players, but media reports suggest both clubs are prepared to either incur the penalty or find a way to circumvent it.Evergrande denied they were pursuing Aubameyang — without explicitly naming him — but that was not before the CFA made plain its anger.The CFA too did not name the striker but made a clear reference to the 28-year-old and Evergrande and Guoan.“The news of two clubs suspected of engaging in a bidding war on a transfer has caused social concern,” it said in a statement, adding that it had asked them to explain.“In the next step of the investigation, if any violations are found, the Chinese FA will handle this seriously according to law and regulation.”Stressing that the 100 percent surcharge was applicable in the current winter transfer window and in the year ahead, the CFA warned: “We will watch closely every club’s transfer movement in the new season and increase scrutiny.“The Chinese FA will seriously investigate and will not tolerate any violation or any loophole-exploiting behaviour.”The hard-hitting missive is the latest salvo in the Chinese government’s war on “irrational” overseas investments — a word also used in the CFA statement — as football authorities attempt to rein in CSL clubs who have shelled out record amounts for foreign stars.A year ago, Shanghai SIPG smashed the Asian transfer record to sign Chelsea’s attacking midfielder Oscar for 60 million euros.However, with the 100 percent levy in place last summer, Tianjin Quanjian secured French striker Anthony Modeste from Cologne on a two-year loan deal, rather than buying him outright.Dortmund have dismissed the Aubameyang transfer talk as speculation, but Chinese media has been filled for several days with multiple reports that a deal has been reached for him to move to Fabio Cannavaro’s Evergrande after the Bundesliga season.Soon after the CFA statement, Evergrande hit out at “the purely fictitious” reports and threatened legal action.“We will, as we always have, strictly follow the FA’s regulations on transfers,” the club said.“We reserve our legal right to pursue those responsible for the inaccurate reports.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chinese media have been filled for days with reports that a deal has been reached for Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to move to Fabio Cannavaro’s Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande after the Bundesliga season © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLSHANGHAI, China, Jan 9 – China’s football association (CFA) warned Tuesday that it would punish teams who flout its transfer rules, following reports two clubs are battling to sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande are reportedly prepared to pay at least 70 million euros for the Borussia Dortmund attacker, trumping an offer by rivals Beijing Guoan.
PALMDALE – Land owned by Lockheed Martin near Sierra Highway and Avenue M is being considered as a possible site for a power plant being pursued by the city of Palmdale. City and Lockheed Martin officials said they are in discussions regarding using part of a 640-acre site for the power plant. The property is owned by Lockheed Martin Properties, the corporation’s real estate subsidiary, and had been earmarked for development as a possible business park. “The city of Palmdale has approached us about an opportunity for using about half of it,” said Lockheed Martin spokesman Dianne Knippel. Assistant City Manager Steve Williams said the site was one of four being considered by Palmdale as the site of the power plant. Williams declined to identify the other three sites, citing sensitivity of land negotiations. In the mid-1990s, Lockheed Martin received environmental clearance to develop the business park. At that time, the plan envisioned a complex, including an 18-hole course golf course, that would have created as many as 10,110 jobs over a 25-year period. There are no plans for the property at this point, but Lockheed Martin wants make sure any development is industrial or commercial and compatible with the company’s neighboring plant 10 site and Air Force Plant 42. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Williams said the city hopes to have a site for the power plant identified in a couple of months. City officials are working with a consultant, Inland Energy Inc., to secure permits to build a 500-megawatt power plant that they say would provide the city with reliable, more-affordable energy. It is expected to take about two years and cost as much as $5.5 million to secure those permits. The city plans to seek permits for a plant that would operate two 165-megawatt gas-fired turbines and a steam turbine capable of generating 170 megawatts. The plant would be capable of providing energy for a city of 400,000 people. It is estimated that constructing such a plant would cost about $300 million. In the two years of going through the permitting process, city analysts could study what arrangement for using the permit would best serve Palmdale’s interests. Possibilities include forming the city’s own municipal utility, such as those operating in Los Angeles, Glendale and Burbank; assigning the permit to a company; or selling the permit outright.
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. A new beginning, a new start. We as humans have added on to that celebration and made it a time to meet up and be together and also a time to help others.One moment you’re looking forward to the joys that Christmas brings, the next moment Christmas can become one of the worst times of the year. This can happen when we lose a loved one through death.People who have suffered the loss of someone through death, especially the departure too early in their life miss that person every single day of the year, not just at Christmas. It’s in peoples nature to try and comfort their friends who have suffered this loss, but when they haven’t travelled a personal journey of loss themselves they might mistakenly focus too much on the need to help cheer someone up at Christmas rather than just to be there for them and be prepared to listen.Christmas has been a battlefield for me for the longest time feeling guilty for what I should be happy to have at this time of year but at the same time feeling sad and just wanting the whole season to pass over so we can get into another year.The generation before me never published an anniversary notice on the death of my mother, and then when it was our turn we thought about doing something on the 20th anniversary of her death which was the same year that my father passed away.Now 30 years on and us heading for the 50th and 30th anniversary of their respective deaths its time to do something not alone for both parents but also to remind the four children that were left behind what they came through on that journey. My Niece Lisa McDaid who passed away 23rd of May 1994 and is buried with her grandparents in ConwalOver the last 30 years since my father died, things that I had thought had gone forever started to find their way back to the family. The first of these was my mother’s wedding ring which was presented by Hughie Mc Govern the undertaker who looked after the burial of both my parents.He gave me the ring that he took from my mother’s finger before she went straight from Letterkenny General Hospital to St. Eunans Cathedral on the night before her funeral.There was no wake in our house with 4 young children all under 5 years old in the house.His plan was to have the ring for my father if he asked for it, but as things turned out he never did and Hughie could never find the right time to tell him that he still had the ring.My late aunt Bida shared the enjoyment of getting the ring remembering it and even where it was bought, CT Balls, Letterkenny. My mother wedding ring given to me by the late Hughie Mc GovernThe next thing to arrive was my mother’s old Singer Sewing machine which Monica Murphy gave to me. She had bought it from the Singer Rep who collected the nearly new machine shortly after my mother passed away.The sight of it sitting at the window in Wolfe Tone Place all folded up where once the rattle of the electric motor filled the kitchen was too much of a memory for my father. After my mother passed away, Monica gave me my mother’s sewing machine when she closed her B&B and Esso Filling Station on the Port Road.My mother’s old Singer Sewing machine on show in the studio on the Back Rd which once she also had her studio and workshop when it was an old store back in the 1950’sThen when we were getting ready to open our studios on the Back Road a friend from Glencar, Monica Gribbon landed in with an old battered photo that her mother had found over 20 years before that along the roadside. She put it into a box of photos and every Christmas Monica’s family the Mc Dermott’s from Glencar would go through the photos and wonder who the mystery woman in that old black and white photo was. It was their uncle, Pala that made the connection one year up for the Christmas dinner that suggested it might be Fred McDaid’s wife Mary Ellen, and sure enough it was.My twin brothers Patrick and Eamon who passed away in 1962 and are buried in Drumoghill with their grand patentsThis time last year a letter arrived before Christmas from Melbourne, it was from Aunt Margaret, my mother’s sister. Included with her letter to me was a letter my mother wrote to Margaret in 1968. In the letter, my mother talked about all the things that I had remembered from that time.And the final link with the past was the colour negative my uncle kept of Fr. Mark Coyle, that never was printed of the four children and their mother in the snow of Christmas 1968.Last week I brought all of these things together from the days of my mother Mary Ellen which all came back thanks to everyone right through from the McGoverns, the two Monicas, my aunt Margaret and my Uncle Fr. Mark.My mother and father and myself on our last outing before her death.This left me with the thought that this was the year to remember my dead relatives on the 50th anniversary on my mother’s passing which will be in January 2020.Included with her will firstly be will be my two older brothers Eamon and Patrick, twins who died as infants on the 14th of December 1962, my father Fred who passed on the 18th of April 1990 and finally their infant granddaughter, Lisa McDaid who died on the 23th of May 1994.The old Singer Sewing machine of my mother’s is the symbol we have of her of life which we will have sitting looking out the window of our studio which once was also her studio when it was part of a store where she worked looking out the same window on her mother’s old foot-operated singer which is also still in there.Even 50 years on I still feel happier feeling sad at Christmas, if that makes any sense to anyone who is going through Christmas for the first time without a loved one.Everything on the run into Christmas feels the same to me as it always has right down to the winter light and heavy clouds which were summed up perfectly for me on Sunday evening sitting at the hospital roundabout.Even though the new set of Christmas lights across the front of Letterkenny University Hospital looks very up-lifting, the windows of the hospital at this time of year still remind me of those of mine who have passed away.Brian McDaid: When Christmas is not the right time was last modified: December 12th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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)
OTTAWA, Kan. – The Drake University track and field teams resumed their outdoor season on Saturday, April, 9, with the bulk of the team competing at the Ottawa Braves Invitational.The Bulldogs took top honors in 12 events at the one-day meet and recorded a total of 43 top-5 finishes in the small field.”With the off weekend last week, this meet was just what we needed to get back into competition mode,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “We faced some windy conditions, but the team looks to be in great shape and we’re looking forward to the Jim Duncan Invitational next weekend.”Michael Dolan (Lincolnshire, Ill.) uncorked a personal best of nearly eight feet in the hammer throw to finish second with a throw of 168-10. The Bulldogs Ryan Cook (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) were also second in the high jump and triple jump, respectively.Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) continued his strong season by winning the 100 meters in 10.86 and ran the anchor legs of the first-place 4×100-meter relay and third-place 4×400-meter relay.For the women’s team, Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) turned in a personal best of 4:48.43 to win the 1,500 meters.In the sprints, Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) won the 200 meters in 25.35 and took second in the 100 meters at 12.69. Later she ran the second leg of the team’s 4×100-meter relay that also took top honors.Jaclyn Aremka (Plainfield, Ill.) cleared a season-best 5-6 to win the high jump while Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) and Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) remained atop the standings in the triple jump in first and second, respectively.The Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium next weekend to host the annual Jim Duncan Invitational April 15-16. Print Friendly Version 2016 Ottawa Braves Invitational Ottawa, Kan. April 9, 2016 Drake Individual Women’s Results 100 Meters 2. Rai Ahmed-Green, 12.69 3. Mary Young, 12.71 4. Kaylen Rettig, 13.20 5. Destani Welch, 13.29 200 Meters 1. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.35 5. Kaylen Rettig, 26.29 800 Meters 2. Meghan Kearney, 2:18.00 3. Laura Gann, 2:18.23 4. Kayla Giuliano, 2:21.91 7. Bailee Cofer, 2:27.15 8. Celeste Arteaga, 2:28.64 13. Shelby Varney, 2:35.96 1,500 Meters 1. Bailee Cofer, 4:48.43 5,000 Meters 4. Katie Berger, 20:41.86 100-Meter Hurdles 1. Destani Welch, 14.89 2. Virginia Hill, 14.93 3. Victoria Coombe, 15.58 400-Meter Hurdles 1. Virginia Hill, 1:01.40 2. Mary Young, 1:04.85 3. Victoria Coombe, 1:05.12 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 4. Theresa McAlister, 14:32.56 4×100-Meter Relay 1. Young, Ahmed-Green, Welch, Rolle, 49.25 High Jump 1. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-6 2. Taylor Patton, 5-1.75 Triple Jump 1. Taryn Rolle, 39-2.25 2. Kayla Bell, 38-10.5 2016 Ottawa Braves Invitational Ottawa, Kan. April 9, 2016 Drake Individual Men’s Results 100 Meters 1. Pierce Vincent, 10.86 2. Aaron Chier, 11.19 3. Kendall Owens, 11.20 7. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.86 13. Demetrius Shelton, 13.09 200 Meters 5. Nihad Ejubovic, 23.32 13. Zachary Elkins, 24.92 400 Meters 1. Bas Van Leersum, 49.57 14. Zachary Elkins, 55.11 800 Meters 3. Josh Yeager, 2:00.09 5. George Webb, 2:01.40 6. Alec Bognar, 2:02.04 7. Chris Kaminski, 2:03.29 11. John Freeman, 2:04.61 1,500 Meters 1. Josh Yeager, 4:05.80 2. Ali Jandal, 4:05.95 8. Chris Kaminski, 4:17.06 110-Meter Hurdles 1. Hudson Priebe, 15.16 3. Dominic Lombardi, 15.46 400-Meter Hurdles 2. Hudson Priebe, 54.84 3. Dominic Lombardi, 55.17 6. Tyler Zak, 56.82 4×100-Meter Relay 1. Owens, Shelton, Chier, Vincent, 41.39 4×400-Meter Relay 3. Chier, Ejubovic, Elkins, Vincent, 3:24.97 6. Bognar, Webb, Freeman, Zak, 3:32.90 High Jump 2. Ryan Cook, 6-6 3. Forest Moses, 6-4 Triple Jump 2. Johnathan Osifuye, 46-7.25 3. Ethan Turner, 44-8 Hammer Throw 2. Michael Dolan, 168-10
RTE pundit and former Kerry legend Pat Spillane believes Donegal have reached the end of the road and does not believe they will win the All-Ireland. Spillane has always been openly critical of Donegal’s defensive system since it was introduced by Jim McGuinness in 2011.The ‘system’ led Donegal to THREE Ulster titles, and one All-Ireland – while they narrowly missed out on winning another All-Ireland last season against Kerry. However, Spillane feels Donegal’s defeat against Monaghan showed that they’re running on empty and look like a tired team.Spillane insisted it would be wrong to write them off completely but doesn’t think they have an All-Ireland in them.In his column in the Sunday World, Spillane wrote, “While it would be unfair to write off Donegal’s chances after one below-par performance, frankly I don’t see them winning the All-Ireland in 2015.“Their performance against Monaghan – particularly in the second quarter – was so unlike them. There was no intensity in their play and their shooting was uncharacteristically wayward.“After three tough matches they looked a tired team. They were tactically inflexible and one-dimensional and the bottom line is that when Michael Murphy struggles so does the team.“Having just come through a gruelling, four-match schedule in the Ulster series, which involved matches against three teams that played in Division One this season, they will probably have to beat Galway, Mayo, Dublin and possibly Kerry to win the All-Ireland.Even at their peak I doubt if they would have been capable of that feat. SPILLANE – “DONEGAL HAVE REACHED THE END OF THE ROAD” was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSport
Donegal County Council has advised that in order to facilitate the carrying out of emergency bridge repair works at the L1512/2 Cloncarney to Kilmore Road in Trentagh, the road will be closed from 7am to 7pm on Saturday, May 18. Localised diversions will be in place.Donegal County Council apologises for the inconvenience caused and thank in advance all road users for their co-operation while these closures are in place. Motorists warned of temporary road closure on Saturday was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)