first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? After three Final Four appearances and one championship, the senior out of Bacolod bids goodbye to a UAAP career he hardly ever imagined.Montalbo said he only wanted to play in the Metro Manila because of the atmosphere but he never pictured himself to become the captain of the Green Archers, long considered as one of the elites in the collegiate scene.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Back in Bacolod I just told myself that I wanted to play in Manila because of the drums,” said Montalbo in Filipino. “In Bacolod, there was no drums, there wasn’t even a crowd.”“I didn’t expect that I’ll be the captain of La Salle and lead the team. I never expected that even in my wildest dreams but I’m here and I’m grateful for the university, the coaches, the bosses, the managers, everything.” Montalbo was an integral part of the Green Archers’ ninth UAAP title in Season 79 when he spearheaded Aldin Ayo’s Mayhem defense.And the former St. John Institute star in Bacolod could’ve had a few more games left in his collegiate career if only the Green Archers beat Far Eastern University in the fourth-place playoff.The Tamaraws and La Salle ended the eliminations tied in fourth with identical 8-6 records and the two teams had to duke it out in a do-or-die game to determine who goes to the Final Four.FEU took the 71-70 win that ended Montalbo’s career in the green-and-white.It was also in that game that Montalbo suffered a minor gash that left a few drops of blood to dry up on his jersey.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Kib Montalbo’s collegiate journey has drawn to a close.ADVERTISEMENT Final Four starts Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Montalbo, though, doesn’t plan on washing the final jersey he wore in the UAAP and instead put it in a frame with blood and all.“I won’t wash this because this is some sort of memorabilia that says I gave it my all for La Salle.” View commentslast_img read more

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Liberia Football Coaches Association, LIFOCA, will begin a two-week Level 1 Course to nearly 40 coaches drawn from clubs and communities in and around Monrovia at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, beginning at 9a.m, today.According to CAF Coach Instructor Francis Tamba, the course will benefit participants who will pursue career in soccer coaching. “They are being prepared for CAF Coaching License D,” he said.The course’s coordinator is Mr. Barron Karr, secretary general of the Liberia Football Coaches Association, LIFOCA. Lecturers will include Emmanuel Baffoe, Gbobor T. Gbliwon and M. Kennedy Musue, who are also being groomed for CAF License B certificates, Tamba said.Also to serve as lectures will be CAF Coaching Instructors Francis Tamba and Henry Brown, who is also technical director of the Liberia Football Association, and subjects will include practical and theory of the game.“There will be intensive examination on the rules and responsibilities of coaches; coaching philosophy; how to impart coaching knowledge to players; mini-soccer, along with key techniques, among others,” Tamba told the Daily Observer yesterday.last_img read more

first_imgAt the end of three months my search for Asata directed me to Newport Street, in the heart of Monrovia.   My informant said he was sure as day followed night.  “I saw her there,” he said, grinning, “you’ll not believe how pretty she now look.” My face danced with joy, and clearly I could not control my emotions.  I said, “Is she a real beauty as you’ve said?”  Gbessay laughed, and corked his head on one side, said, “I tell you she is some beauty.”   “Tell me more about her,” I said, as the thought of Asata danced in my mind with anticipation, “be frank with me, and do me the favor.”    Gbessay was sixteen when I was bubbling with love for Asata. Now twenty-two, he had grown up, and was someone I could believe.    He said, “I know you’ve been searching for her,” and hesitated for a moment, and I did not disappoint him, when I said, “I’ve been here,” meaning Vai Town, just across from Monrovia, “on the last three months and only you now telling me where I can find her.”    “We talked about you,” he said, smiling, “When she could not hear from you, maybe she thought you died like many others.”    I could not blame her, for thinking the worst for me; many young men were killed as the Liberian war held on.    “Is a wonder,” I said, with some dignity, “that many of us survived this war.”    “I know,” Gbessay said, “Asata will be glad to see you,” then I felt some inner dissatisfaction. Was Gbessay, like many Christian people, speaking in tongue?    This could not be happening.    “You’re not hiding anything from me, Gbessay?”     “Tony,” he told me, “you must believe what I’m telling you.”    So, I said, “What are you telling me?”    He said, “Follow my direction and right after the huge building on Newport Street, after the school you’ll find her, or ask for her.”    I told him how great he was, and that I appreciated his help, and bid him goodbye.    Thirty minutes later, I was on Newport Street, and having passed by the school Gbessay mentioned, I slowed down, and walked leisurely, whistling to myself.    Suddenly, my steps lost their agility. I then crossed the road toward Asata’s residence.   At first my eyes deceived me, refusing to accept Asata, who seemed to be busy, at the corner of an old brick house.   Her lanky frame hovered over the side of the road where a young man was putting some woods at their place.   The sun beat hard on me, and several people walked about the place.   Then, like a dream, I saw an old woman standing at the corner, near Asata, pointing her finger at me.    I could not recognize Hadja at first, for the years of the civil-war had had a telling effect on her and had changed her, reducing her to a bundle of human caricature in a packaged cloth from her head to her toes. She might have run from this place and to another place, and as frail as she was, I knew she could not live through it.   But she did.   Hadja, her title, meant she was one of the fortunate ones who had fulfilled their religious duty, and had visited the holy city of Mecca, the birth place of the Prophet Muhammad.   Hadja was highly respected in the community because of that success, and though she had encouraged me to visit the mosque, I never took it with any seriousness.   As a woman with deep faith, she wanted her daughter, Asata, to marry someone who would follow her footsteps, and worship Allah, as she had been brought up.   But now it would appear that my failure to attend services at the mosque, and the coming of the unfortunate civil-war had all conspired to deny me the woman I had once dreamed of having as a wife and the future mother of my children.   As I moved closer to the house that I had been told Asata now lived, my heart bubbled with anticipation, imagining what she would say to me.   In my heart, I was preparing to rush at her and hug her, and give thanks to Allah for preserving her.   On my right, near a string of houses was a young beauty, busily engaged in some chores, her lanky frame revealing to me that she might have been the object of my search. Her hair was braided, the attachment flowing on her back and over her face.  She was my Asata, I was now convinced, watching her closely, but my mind deceived me, suggesting she could be someone else, for Asata, though was tall, could not be the woman I feeding my eyes on presently.  Was this Asata? How she had changed so much and more beautiful now!   My heart thumbed in my chest as my feet walked their way towards the house. Since the information about her present residence did not hint about any changes in her life-style, I did not suspect any untoward surprise.   But when I saw the old woman pointing her finger at me, something in me suggested right away that something was afoot.   What was it? I did not care, all I cared about was searching for my Asata, and turning my head to look at heaven, I said a silent prayer, begging the good old man above to show me the way.   By now I was almost at the entrance of the house, and the old woman smiled, and it was a painful one. She rubbed her two hands together, and when I turned to look on my right, the young woman turned swiftly, and smiled at me.   “Oh my God,” I yelled in my heart, and smiled back at her.   “You found me,” she said, and dimples on either jaw on her face did not mislead me, I concluded she was my Asata.   But it seemed that something was not right with her. Under her smile I sensed her pain of anguish which was visible on her face, and it was the kind of loss, which eventually was to be mine alone.  She turned her head and regarded at the man engrossed in his work, and nodded.   Under normal circumstances, I would have wept, beat my chest and looked up to heaven, asking God why should I lose, but I was calm. She began to explain her eventual journey into marriage with the man who had replaced me.   “I did not know whether you survived the war,” she said, her eyes downcast, “my ma is old now,” pointing to Hadja, “and so…” her voice trailed off, and I felt sorry for myself, for what she was about to disclose to me.   I mustered a little courage, and said, my hands shaking like a car with an idling engine, “So you have to get married?” The question taunted me, and unable to control my emotions, I went on, “I searched for you everywhere,” as if that was enough justification.   She looked away, and smiled. It was a smile I had known long before the Liberian civil-war began on 24 December, 1989.    “I have to marry,” she said, and it was enough for me, for what else could she say again? Then fragments of the most touching melody intruded into my mind, and I could hear the song, “How Lonely Are Those Who Are Disappointed,” in my ears. But interestingly, I was aware of the popular opinion that “every misfortune is a blessing,” that I would have to work with to ensure how true it was.    “So,” I managed, after struggling to regain my bearings, to say, “you can no longer be mine?”    She might have thought my question silly, though the answer was obvious. What was I expecting her to do now, marry two men? I bowed my head in agreement, and with trembling hands, stared at her in silence. The echo of passing breeze swept around us, and I fought hard not to give in to tears.She turned her back to me, and looked at Hadja, whose smile was full of what I could only understand as resentment, since her daughter had already been married. Though she knew how much I loved Asata, but with new circumstances in her daughter’s life, she might have wondered about my appearance since until life turned upside down, Asata made her to believe I was the only man in her life. I could not be angry with her, for I admitted with a great deal of reluctance that while I was gone, time did not wait for me.    “I’ll miss you, Asata,” I heard my voice crying out in anguish, as if that was not an obvious result, particularly when I realized that a tear was threatening to expose my weakness. I then turned my face away from her, and decided to leave her in peace.    Painfully, my legs responded, and ambled away from her.    She shouted at me: “I’ll not forget you,” but what should I care?    I was moving on, though let down, beaten and crushed.    Few minutes later I knew the danger had come and the risk was gone.  My eyes felt tired, and at one point I wanted to cry. It was a difficult situation for me, walking away from Asata, the young woman whose fascination had brought me such an unexpected torment.  Her cool voice kept repeating itself in my ears, “I tried to find you and when I could not find you, my ma advised me to find happiness somewhere,” and though the verdict was cruel, I could not blame her for what she had done.    I felt nauseous, but my inner feeling urged me on to accept it, for it was clear that I had lost the battle.  “I’m married now, sorry,” came back to haunt me. The afternoon sun beat harder on me, as if it was a divine punishment for my past bad deeds. As I moved on, the world seemed to be passing by me in a rush and by now my breathing had slowed down suddenly.Meanwhile, I wanted to stand aside somewhere on Newport Street, and gaze at her, and drink in her beauty, but I decided it was too late that, for to fight a losing battle war would demand more than ordinary tears of disappointment and frustration. Though I had a great deal of love for her, the reality was that she on the other hand had no affection for me. Afterward, I believed the popular maxim that “out of sight, out of mind.” My mind posed a surreal question to me, asking, “For what purpose?” and I could not find within myself to answer it.   A glacial pang of pain hit my side, like the stab of a dagger of ice frozen from a poisoned well. My body was becoming adjusted to the message of doom as I heard it.   I asked myself, “Is she happy?” and my mind answered, “If she is not happy she would not have told you that she was married,” a response that was ominous like the message Asata delivered to me.    It was like a shuffling compromise between defiance and prostration, and walking away towards the bus or taxi rank, what appeared like stars danced before me. I was seeing things double, and I knew that Asata was gone for good.    I felt her loss, but then I reminded myself that it was merely the loss of another chapter in my life.    “I’ll move on,” I said under my breath, admitting the truth that I had lost her forever.It was then that I made a resolution not to let things take me by surprise, though events leading to the loss of Asata were things I could not control and they were reasons for which I could not hold her responsible. It had been many years now since that experience and realizing that life is how one makes it; I am not taking any chances now. Though the memory of Asata had always come to haunt me, I made use of it, as a new chapter in my life directing my focus to strike when the iron is hot.The EndShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Alliance for Change (AFC), one of the parties that presently make up the illegal coalition Government, has once again restated its support towards a proposal made by economist, Dr Clive Thomas back in 2018 which recommended that Government spend a percentage of the oil revenue on direct cash transfers to the people, whether conditional or not. The party in a recent press release to the media restated that it strongly supports the conditional cash transfers since it is the means of ensuring that traditionally neglected segments of the country’s population are able to benefit meaningfully from the natural wealth of the country, which is oil revenues.The AFC further added that it is currently in the process of preparing a more comprehensive policy which will consider numerous actions to benefit the Guyanese population.“While the AFC is in the process of formulating a more comprehensive policy position to advance to the Guyanese people, we believe strongly that the concept has merit and should not be dismissed without the benefit of further examination….the policy will explore several indirect initiatives which can benefit Guyanese, including: low interest loans, improved healthcare, free education, enhanced pensions and NIS benefits, greater access to affordable housing, as well as conditional cash transfers”, the AFC noted in a statement.The party pointed out that countries worldwide have managed to successfully pull off the idea of cash transfers, as Brazil’s “Bolsa Familia” programme was identified as a suitable model. It, therefore, believes that there is a scope for similar initiatives in Guyana.“The AFC believes that cash transfers tied to social programmes and responsible civic behaviour have been proven to work in other countries. There are numerous successful models worldwide which have brought significant social adjustments to marginalised people and catalysed further socioeconomic progress, therefore, one such programme close to home is Brazil’s “Bolsa Familia”, under which poor families with children, must ensure their children attend school and are vaccinated in order to qualify for and remain on the programme.” The statement read.But while other parties are backing the idea including the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), President David Granger, when asked about this proposal last year, had said there was “no evidential basis” for cash payouts.last_img read more

first_img…forced to travel to Georgetown to access GRA serviceDrivers living in Region Two ( Pomeroon-Supenaam) are fuming over the long delay by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to start renewing drivers’ licences at its branch at Anna Regina.Drivers whose licences are due for renewal are now being advised by the police, who previously renewed the licences that they are now required to travel to GRA’s headquarters in Georgetown to access the service.Several drivers reached out to this publication and complained about the difficulties, both financial and otherwise, they are facing to travel to the city.According to some of the drivers, when they go to GRA they have to wait for long periods and in some cases, after having waited, they are told that all their information is not in the system and they have to return to the Anna Regina Police Station. One driver complained that he travelled to the city and was told that all of his records are not in GRA’s system because it was done manually at Anna Regina.Some drivers said that they have their licence for over 30 years and are now being told that their documents cannot be found and they may have to redo the practical test.The police, since earlier this year, put a hold on the issuing and renewal of drivers’ licenses in the region.The drivers who reached out to this publication claimed that they cannot drive since GRA does not have their records. They are calling on the Police Traffic Department and GRA to act quickly to remedy the situation since many of them depend on driving for a living.Region Two is a predominantly agricultural region and many farmers heavily depend on their licence to operate their farm machines and to transport their produce to markets and mills. When contacted, Regional ChairmanDavanand Ramdatt said that he is very concerned about the matter and will be meeting with the region’s Police Commander shortly to try to resolve the matter.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Martin O’Neill has left the Ireland manager’s job after five years at the helm © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKDUBLIN, Ireland, Nov 21 – Martin O’Neill stepped down as Ireland manager with a “heavy heart” on Wednesday after five years at the helm following a dismal run of results that resulted in relegation in the Nations League.The former Celtic and Leicester boss, who replaced Giovanni Trapattoni in November 2013, left his post by mutual consent, with assistant manager Roy Keane also parting company with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). O’Neill guided his team to the last 16 at Euro 2016 and oversaw famous victories over Germany and Italy during his 55 games in charge. He also led the side to the playoffs for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.“On behalf of the FAI board, I would like to thank Martin, Roy, and the management team for their work with the Republic of Ireland team over the last five years,” said FAI president Donal Conway.“Martin ensured that we enjoyed some great nights in the Aviva Stadium and on the road in Lille, Vienna, and Cardiff, which were fantastic high points for Irish football.”O’Neill said it had been an honour to be in charge of the team and paid special tribute to Keane, whom he described as “an inspirational figure in the world of football”.“It was one of my lifetime ambitions to take charge of the Irish senior squad and I would like to thank the FAI board for giving me that opportunity,” he said in a statement released by the England-based League Managers Association.“The Irish fans have been a source of motivation to myself, the team and the whole backroom staff, embodying the passionate Irish spirit, and I thank them for their fervent support of the team,” he added.“I am also very proud of the relationships I have built with the players, who have carried that very same spirit, imbued by the fans, onto the field of play.”Despite his achievements, O’Neill has endured a miserable run — Ireland have won just one of their nine games in 2018, a victory against the United States in June.The poor run of results culminated in a 0-0 draw against Denmark on Monday in Aarhus.The side have also struggled for goals and have not found the net since September 11.The FAI said its board would meet promptly to discuss the process of recruiting a new manager.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgBologna have agreed a £5m fee for reported Arsenal and Chelsea target Godfred Donsah.As talkSPORT told you last week, Juventus were hoping to sign the Cagliari man before loaning him out.Arsenal and Chelsea were also interested in the 19-year-old and had sent scouts to see him in action.But, according to Sport Mediaset, Bologna have now gazumped everyone and agreed a £5m deal for Donsah.The midfielder is set to finalise personal terms before undergoing a medical with the Serie A club.As well as the initial £5m payment, Cagliari will also receive 25 per cent of any future fee for the Ghanaian. 1 Godfred Donsah last_img read more

first_imgCeltic forward Scott Sinclair has set his sights on another unbeaten season.Brendan Rodgers’ treble winners completed a remarkable campaign last term by going 47 games without losing to Scottish opposition.The Hoops will learn on Friday who they will kick off the new campaign against when the 2017/18 top-flight fixtures are announced.And double player of the year award winner Sinclair reckons his team are more than capable of extending their incredible record into a second year.Asked if the team could go unbeaten again this term, the Englishman said: “I’d like to think so. When we go into these games we’ll be looking to do exactly the same as we did last year.”“I think we’re much stronger now (than at the beginning of last season). Throughout last year, game by game I thought we improved dramatically from the start to the finish.”“We started well and finished even stronger.”“If we can do that again going into this season then hopefully we can do the same.”“Everyone will be trying to beat us this year because we went unbeaten. Everyone will be trying to get out of the blocks quick and try to stop us. I’m sure Aberdeen will be up there and every team will be trying to win.”Sinclair and members of the Hoops squad not involved in international action over the summer returned to pre-season training on Monday, with the rest of Brendan Rodger’s squad set to report back on Thursday.The team will then fly out for a training camp and three-game tour of Austria and the Czech Republic before rounding off their preparations for their opening Champions League qualifier with a friendly clash against Shamrock Rovers in Dublin on July 8.Celtic could yet extend their stay on the Emerald Isle with the possibility of a July 12 showdown with Northern Irish champions Linfield looming, should the Belfast side overcome San Marino’s La Florita in the first round.Arrangements for such a fixture at the height of the marching season have yet to be confirmed by UEFA, but there are already concerns tensions with Linfield’s Loyalist support could spill over.But Sinclair is confident his side will handle the powder-keg clash.“The atmosphere is high any time we play,” he said. “We’re always the team to beat so I’m sure everyone will be looking forward to it.”“Every team comes out trying to beat us so no matter who we play it will be a difficult game, so we just need to show the same mentality and character and not under-estimate any team going into the competition.”Rodgers’ team showed glimpses of style during their Champions League run last term, but still ended up bottom of their section.Now Sinclair is keen to prove his team are better suited to facing the continent’s best side when they kick off their qualifying bid this time round.But he stressed the number one target for the Parkhead men right now was to ensure they did not suffer an early exit.He said: “After the season we had we want to get back into the group stages and progress from there.”“I’d say [making progress in Europe] is one of the main aims for us this season. Obviously there is the league and cup games where we want to do well.”“But the fans love to see us in Europe playing on those big Tuesday and Wednesday nights.”“The main thing first of all is to get into the group stages. Once we do that then we can talk about how far we want to take it.” Celtic’s Scott Sinclair in action 1last_img read more

first_imgTir Chonaill Womens Squad at Nat Masters CC in DerryTir Chonaill AC NewsClub Masters team’s lead the wayTir Chonaill’s Master athletes recorded a number of outstanding performances at the Irish Masters and Intermediate CC at Gransha, Derry, on Sunday last. Club teams finished 2nd, 6th and 11th while individuals filled top three positions and were members of scoring Donegal winning teams. The women’s M4 team made a remarkable breakthrough and club history when battling through a muddy and flat course to score 260pts and secure silver winning medals – the first time Tir Chonaill has won team CC medals at National level in the Masters category. Marie Rooney led the charge with a superb 3rd place finish in her category and an overall 44th /18mins.42secs, place finish followed by Jackie Harvey,63rd/19mins29secs, Anne Donoghue,74th/20mins 24secs and Bernie McNeely,79th/21mins 04secs. Marie and Jackie were also members of the scoring four Donegal winning squad.The men’s M4 team also recorded a top six and a really great team team performance. Led by club team captain Richard McCarthy,93rd/29mins.00secs, Donal Haughey,107th/29mins49secs,John Cannon,113rd/30mins5secsand Johnnie Ward,133/33mins30secs they finished within 25 pts of the bronze winning team. This Men’s Masters race had over 200 starters. Richard was a scoring member of the Donegal silver medal winning team.Paul Ward, competing in the M3 category finished in 31st place/25mins28secs – another top class performance.The clubs, Women’s M3 team finished 11th overall. Led by Philomena Gallagher, 42nd/18mins 27secs and supported by Sharon McGowan,53rd/19mins 5secs,Linda Ward,57th/19mins 12secs,Caroline Spratt, 66th/19mins 50secs, Loretta Cullen, 77th/20mins58secs, Eileen Ward, 78th/21mins 1sec. Congrats and well done to allUlster Schools CCOn Thursday last the Ulster Schools CC District c/ships were held in Dungannon. Congrats to the athletes from St Catherine’s, Killybegs and the Abbey Voc School Donegal Town who made the long journey. Excellent individual prformances from Mark McGuinnes ,winner of the Senior Boys and Daniel Gallagher, winner of the Intermediate Boys and Mark Boyle.The Ulster Schools finals take place in Mullusk on Wed 13th February.Karl GriffinKarl Griffin travelled on Saturday to the Leinster Open Indoor c/ships in Athlone and ran another outstanding time and performance in the 800m. In a most competitive paced race he recorded 1min 51.03secs.- a B qualification time for the European Juniors in July. Athletics Ireland requie an athlete to record 2 x B times or 1 x A to qualify for the continental c/ships. Daren McBrearty, LAC, won the race in 1mins 50.53secs with Shane Fitzsimmons, Mullingar 3rd 1min 52.27secs. National Awards for Kelly and Karl‘Athletics Ireland are delighted to announce the Juvenile All-Stars for 2012 as selected by the Juvenile Competition Committee. The awards ceremony which is sponsored by Tipperary Crystal will be held in the Tullamore Court Hotel on Saturday the 16th February’.Congratulations to Tir Chonaill’a Kelly Mc Grory, on her numerous top class performance during 2012.She receives the Donegal Nomination and to Karl Griffin, who will receive the Robin Sykes Award for outstanding performance during 2012Club AGM The clubs well attended AGM took place in Dorrian’s Ballyshannon on Friday night last. It was a most positive meeting where the numerous competitive, coaching , development, and administrative highlights of 2012 were recognised and new plans agreed to tackle the many challenges the club faces going forward –full report next weekNext weekGood luck to all the club athletes travelling to Athlone this weekend for the National Master/Junior and U23 Indoor c/ships.On Wednesday next -11am start – the South Donegal Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics finals will be held in the Abbey Voc Gymnasium, Donegal Town. Club members that are free contact Eamon Harvey and volunteer a few hours to help run the evntCara Bundoran 10 mileThe organising committee of the Cara Bundoran 10 report that the entries for this prestigious event continue to increase by the day and that a record entry is expected. If you have entered to walk or run why not log into www.carabundoranrun.com and you will be guaranteed to have an enjoyable experience on Saturday the 9th March.ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NEWS was last modified: February 6th, 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:ATHLETICS: EAMON HARVEY’S TIR CHONAILL AC NEWSlast_img read more

first_imgCongratulations: Congratulations to Tom Clare and his Donegal Minor Hurlers on their Ulster Shield Championship success over Monaghan on Friday night. Special word to all the club lads involved, especially Captain Conor Grant. Well done Lads from all at C.L.G. Bun Cranncha and the Parish of Buncrana.Hard luck to Gary Duffy and minor footballers who lost out to Monaghan in the Ulster Minor Football League Final by three points. Their focus will now be on the big one in four weeks, when they face Tyrone in the Ulster Championship on the 26th of May.Senior and Reserve Football: Buncrana 0-10 Dungloe 0-9. Buncrana went into this game on the back of a two game losing streak, however they opened brightly when a direct ball was collected by young corner forward John Campbell, who pointed from 20 yards with his left foot. Campbell was causing problems for the Dungloe full back line and pointed again following a surging run from wing half back Ronan Doherty. The main threat from Dungloe was provided by Adrian Hanlon and Adrian Sweeney, however for much of the first half the Buncrana defence managed to curtail the Dungloe scores to frees. Frees by Campbell, Odhrán Doherty and a fine point from corner back Stephen Doherty gave Buncrana a 3 point lead at half time. Buncrana 0-6 Dungloe 0-3.Dungloe had the breeze in the second half and registered two early scores when long passes from midfield found Adrian Sweeney and Adrian Hanlon who both converted. Ryan Bradley responded with a solo effort, then substitute William McLaughlin also pointed for Buncrana. Dungloe were making better use of the wind advantage and managed to get ahead with 7 mintes left. At this stage the momentum was with the visitors, however Paul McGonigle worked a short free to Oisin Doherty who pointed from 45m to equalise. McGonigle again was the instigator of Buncrana’s winner, driving into the Dungloe 13m line before releasing to William McLaughlin, who converted off his left. FT Buncrana 0-10 Dungloe 0-9.Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle. Well done to the U16 Footballers who beat Killygordan last week 7-05 to 2-01.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Wednesdays at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U9 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) is on every Thursday in Crana College from 7pm-8pm. New players are always welcome.U12 Football: The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com. GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA GAA NOTES was last modified: April 29th, 2013 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more