Organisations such as Friends of Football, Masters and Celebrities and World Sports International teamed up to contribute football gear to Barbican FC and Boys’ Town FC during a brief handing over ceremony at Barbican Complex last Friday.Also involved in the sponsorship of the gear were musicians Dean Fraser, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, as well as Lloyd Plummer of England.In making the handing-over to the clubs, organiser Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell said it is a continuation of their generosity to the sport.”We have always contributed gear to Boys’ Town, and following a promise last year, we also included Barbican. We have made the contribution to the clubs because they need it more than some other clubs,” Campbell told The Gleaner.”Because of the economic situation in the country, the support is not great at the club level. We need to do what we can to help the sport, so our organisation will continue to do what we can,” he added.In response, Andrew Price, Boys’ Town’s Premier League coach, said the gear will go a long way in assisting the club.”We’re very elated. They have been doing it for several years. A set of gear cost approximately $150,000, and this helps us a lot. They have always supported us and we truly appreciate that,” Price said.
With another competitive and intriguing Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships just over three months away, Excelsior High School’s athletics fraternity is looking to make its 13th annual Wesley Powell Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) track and field meet a massive one that will help them rally momentum to do well in 2016.The event, which was launched at Excelsior High yesterday, is set for Saturday, December 12.It is open to clubs and institutions, high, junior high and primary teams, with a total of 40 track and 28 field events billed for boys and girls from Classes One to Four.A team from The Cayman Islands has been specially invited for the meet. Olympian Grace Jackson will serve as meet director.Yesterday’s guest speaker, legendary sprint coach Glen Mills, who has conditioned six-time-Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt at the Racers Track Club, said his charges won’t be participating but gave the meet high marks.”It’s too early for us,” said Mills of his Racers charges.”I think it’s an excellent meet. I was here last year, and I was very impressed, and it’s the kind of meet that you would need at this time of the year to evaluate where you are and how your training programme has been going,” he told The Gleaner in an interview.”Excelsior must be congratulated for maintaining the format over the 13 years,” Mills said yesterday.Excelsior’s team is coached by Michael Vassell, while competitions directors are David Riley and Xavier Gilbert.Heart Institute of the Caribbean is in its second year of a $10-million sponsorship, and will be awarding gift certificates to winners.”At HIC and HIC Foundation, activities such as these form a very important part of our outreach to the nation. We are keen on this because it concerns the care and well-being of our young people,” said Lisa D’Oyen, executive director of HIC.The meet was first staged in 1998 to honour Wesley Powell, the founding principal of Excelsior High School.
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On Tuesday, Matthews’ name surfaced as an alleged customer of an internet pharmacy that was raided for illegally distributing human growth hormone. According to the story on SI.com, Matthews was prescribed Genotropin, a synthetic hormone used to treat growth deficiencies, most often in children. TEMPE, Ariz. – Another day, another fire for the Angels to put out with Gary Matthews Jr. Angels officials were left to answer more questions Thursday, the day of the Cactus League opener, after a Sports Illustrated Web site story not only listed what human growth hormone was allegedly shipped to Matthews, but when and where it was sent. It was allegedly shipped to a Texas address in 2004 that was believed to be the residence of an unnamed former minor league teammate of Matthews. Matthews, who said Wednesday that he would not comment on the situation further, declined to address the additional information that surfaced. Manager Mike Scioscia, never one to be short with his answers, was asked if a prolonged silence from Matthews would ended up making him look guilty. “Yes,” was Scioscia’s succinct one-word answer. Despite daily meetings with Matthews, including another Thursday with general manager Bill Stoneman, the Angels say they are not getting their information through their center fielder but from the Internet reports. Matthews has apologized for having his name linked to a possible distraction and yet he apparently has left the team scrambling for three consecutive days trying to answer a new round of questions. “We’re still waiting to get all the facts, all the details on it and I don’t know how long that’s going to take,” Stoneman said. “I talked to Gary this morning and I have been in touch, obviously with his agent and (Major League Baseball). The conversations are private conversations.” At the rate that new information is released, the Angels are headed toward the possibility that Matthews could face a 50-game suspension for a first-time violation for performance enhancers. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jason Grimsley received such a suspension last year even though he did not test positive for performance enhancers. Grimsley was caught receiving a home delivery of performance-enhancing substances. As of now, the Angels are not planning on making any roster contingencies, in anticipation of a possible suspension for Matthews. “I think there will be a lot of things to consider and we don’t want to speculate on anything,” Scioscia said. REHAB UPDATES On the rehab front, Scioscia admitted that for the first time he can see a scenario where Bartolo Colon actually gets on a mound before Jered Weaver. Weaver was supposed to be doing some fine-tuning until his biceps felt better but his progress has been slow. Colon, who has been rehabbing a more serious rotator cuff injury sustained last season, has been making significant progress. Colon had a long-toss session from 160 feet Thursday, while Weaver threw from 130 feet. “Two weeks ago I would have said no way,” Scioscia said about Colon passing Weaver in recovery. “Right now, the way Bart is progressing, it’s probably not likely, but as good as Bart feels you start to see some light at the end of the tunnel when he’ll get on the mound. “Once Jered gets over this bump in the road, he’ll come quickly, whereas Bart needs to step up his stamina.” LACKEY TO MISS START Add another Angels pitcher to the list of those ailing. John Lackey, who has been dealing with a bout of bronchitis since Wednesday, is not expected to make his scheduled Cactus League debut on Saturday. Scioscia said Lackey’s first spring start is now expected to take place early next week. SANTANA SOLID Ervin Santana withstood some control problems and did not allow a run in his two innings of work against the Royals in the spring opener. He did walk two batters with two strikeouts. Santana, who has been working on tightening his slider, threw three against the Royals. Both of his strikeouts were on sliders while the other slider was for a strike. RESERVES RALLY Sean Rodriguez started a three-run, game-winning rally in the ninth inning with a leadoff double and Hainley Statia finished it off with a sacrifice fly to right to give the Angels a 7-6 victory over the Royals. For those without a roster, the Angels were rescued by No. 94 (Rodriguez) and No. 95 (Statia). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Last Monday’s 3-0 loss to Tottenham was the heaviest home defeat of Mourinho’s managerial career, a setback that triggered speculation the Portuguese coach might be sacked.Mourinho was embroiled in a close-season feud with United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over transfer policy, and also criticised United star Paul Pogba for his lack of effort last season.But United midfielder Matic says Mourinho’s explosive antics, which also fuelled a rant at the media following the Tottenham game, can actually help because they take the attention away from his players.Mourinho’s men responded to the crisis with a 2-0 win at Burnley on Sunday and Matic said: “He was very confident before the game he prepared the game in a very good way.“We knew where they could cause us problems with the long balls, that is why (Marouane) Fellaini played close to our defence, to stop the long balls and I think this performance shows that how we need to play football and we still can compete for the title.“Of course, he knows what he is doing (in press conferences) for sure. You probably know that also. It’s good for us also.“He is one of the best managers in the world, you know what he won in his career so that shows you everything.”Despite United’s spluttering start, Matic, a Premier League winner under Mourinho at Chelsea, has not seen any difference in his manager this season.“No, no. I think he is dealing very well with the pressure,” Matic said.“That is why he is here in Manchester United. I don’t see any difference.”The win at Burnley means United sit on six points after four games, trailing six points behind leaders Liverpool.But Matic knows it is far too soon for critics to write off United’s title bid.“Someone needs to lose to drop the points and it’s still too early to say something,” he said.“We will see in March where we are because in March you can see who is fighting for the title, who is not, who is fighting to be in the top 4. It is still too early.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho is cool under pressure, says Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 3 – Nemanja Matic insists Jose Mourinho can guide Manchester United back into the Premier League title race because the under-fire manager doesn’t let pressure affect him.Successive defeats against Brighton and Tottenham condemned United to their worst start to a season for 26 years and put Mourinho’s position in the spotlight.
More than 300 people including this happy bunch claimed Errigal yesterday for autism awareness. Many thanks to photographer Gerry Murphy for allowing us to use his pictures.MORE THAN 300 CLIMB ERRIGAL FOR AUTISM AWARENESS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 25th, 2016 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:Autism AwarenessdonegalErrigalGerry Murphy
After back-to-back victories over the Mayo League and Waterford United, Finn Harps will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of wins when they host SD Galway at Finn Park on Good Friday (kick-off 7.45pm).After a morale boosting victory over the Mayo League in the EA Sports League Cup, Harps followed it up with a 2-0 victory at the RSC last Saturday against Waterford United – Harps’ first victory at the venue in almost eleven years.“We played particularly well for about an hour,” said Harps Director of Football Felix Healy of the victory over Waterford, “and should have had the game well wrapped up going into the later stages. We didn’t punish them when we were really dominant at the beginning of the second half.” The game in Waterford was halted for over twenty minutes after a clash between Finn Harps goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher and Waterford defender Seamus Long. Gallagher was eventually taken to hospital after the long delay to the game, but thankfully was able to travel home with his teammates.“We expect Ciaran to be available for the Longford game next week, and I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone at Waterford for their assistance, particularly the medical staff and the club doctor. They couldn’t have done more for us,” said Healy.Healy was quick to praise Shaun Patton, who stepped in between the posts when Gallagher was being taken to hospital and saved a second half penalty. “Sixteen year old Shaun Patton showed tremendous maturity for such a young man, when called upon. A terrific prospect indeed.”“Paul Simon Tracey showed in his two games that he is a very accomplished player with very good technical ability,” continued Healy. “I also have to mention the performance of Shaun McGowan at Waterford, he was first class.” As well as recording victories in the last two games, Harps have also done it by keeping their first clean sheets of the season – something Healy said is down to manager Peter Hutton playing again.“Peter has made a considerable difference and it’s no coincidence that we have had two clean sheets in a row. Just to have someone who can talk to a number of relatively young men is a great asset.”Friday’s match will be the seventh fixture between the two sides, and the fifth at Finn Park. Harps have a near perfect record on the Galway side, dropping points in only one of the six previous games – that being in a scoreless draw at Finn Park last season. However, Healy is urging caution. “Salthill will be an extremely difficult tie. Anyone who thinks any different is making a big mistake. There are no easy games in this division.”After Friday’s game, Harps are back in action quickly again as they make the short trip to the Brandywell to take on Derry City in the second round of the EA Sports Cup. Kick-off in Derry is at 2.00pm.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: Keith Cowan (double hairline fracture ankle), Stephen O’Donnell (medial ligament), Ciaran Gallagher (concussion). Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-L-W-L-L-W (6 pts)SD Galway: L-L-D-L-L-D (2 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Recent home games against SD Galway (Salthill Devon)12/03/2010 – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)20/08/2010 – Finn Harps 3-2 Salthill Devon (First Division)08/04/2011 – Finn Harps 0-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)24/09/2011 – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2012Kevin McHugh – 3 (1 in League Cup)Adam Clarke – 2Paul Simon Tracey – 1Thomas McMonagle – 1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2012 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)31/03/2012 – (FD) Waterford United 0-2 Finn Harps (Tracey, Waterford o.g.)26/03/2012 – (LC) Finn Harps 2-0 Mayo League (Mayo o.g., McHugh)24/03/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 0-1 Wexford Youths16/03/2012 – (FD) Athlone Town 2-0 Finn Harps10/03/2012 – (FD) Finn Harps 4-3 Mervue United (Clarke, McHugh 2, McMonagle)02/03/2012 – (FD) Limerick 2-1 Finn Harps (Clarke)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~HARPS HOPING TO MAKE IT A VERY GOOD FRIDAY was last modified: April 4th, 2012 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:finn harpsSD GALWAY
moving on 3 Hazard and Willian are expected to stay at Chelsea Hazard’s proposed move to Real Madrid never materialised Sarri added: “I don’t want to discuss about contracts. It’s not my job. My job is on the pitch. My job is to improve the players. My job is to try to win matches.“It’s not to sign new contracts. I have seen a player very happy to stay here. So I think it will not be a problem, the new contract.”Sarri suggested there will be departures before the end of the month, with the likes of Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi and France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko linked with loan moves.“Now I think the squad is too large. So I think some players have to go on loan. I don’t know who at the moment. I prefer to have 23, 24 players and three, four, very young players. No more.”Sarri refused to criticise Courtois for his failure to attend Chelsea training, kissing the Real badge at his unveiling and encouraging Hazard to move. 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Mateo Kovacic moved from Real to Chelsea on a season-long loan and Kepa Arrizabalaga has succeeded Courtois as Chelsea’s number one, becoming the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in a £72.1million deal from Athletic Bilbao.“I’m very happy for both,” Sarri added.“The Courtois situation was clear. He wanted to go to Madrid, so we lost maybe one of the most important goalkeepers in the world now.“We bought a young goalkeeper, I think one of the most important amongst the young goalkeepers in Europe. I’m really happy.“I’m really happy with Kovacic. He has the characteristics for us. I’m really very happy and I think now the squad is complete.”Asked if Kepa can be better than Courtois, Sarri said: “Not at the moment, for sure. He’s very young, 23.“I hope he can improve very fast. For the moment he’s not Courtois, for sure.“Kovacic is a very technical player. He’s able to play between the lines of the opponent. For us it could be very important.”Sarri did not confirm if Kepa will start at Huddersfield, so Willy Caballero could continue in goal. Cesar Azpilicueta will captain the side. LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Maurizio Sarri expects Chelsea to keep Eden Hazard and Willian despite the transfer window remaining open in continental Europe.Hazard has been linked with Real Madrid and Willian with Barcelona this summer. Sarri is thrilled to have kept his two star players Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Sarri, speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League opener at Huddersfield, said: “I think it’s impossible. Here the market is closed, so we cannot change important players now. It’s impossible.”Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois left Chelsea for Real Madrid this week, urging his Belgium team-mate Hazard to join him in future.“Hazard is with us,” Sarri said.“I think definitely. It’s not a problem. I have spoken with him three, four times, for everything. He never said something about the market. I think he’s very happy to stay here.”Hazard’s contract runs until June 2020 and he has been mulling over the offer of an extension for some time. Sarri believes Hazard will commit to the club. 3 LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
Thousand Oaks 3, Simi Valley 1: Kristen Berthiaume had 18 kills and 10 digs and Keri Reinholm added 54 assists as Thousand Oaks (10-1 overall, 8-0 Marmonte), ranked No. 3 by the Daily News, defeated visiting Simi Valley 18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-9 in a Marmonte League match. La Canada 3, San Marino 0: Morgan Anderson had 17 kills for visiting La Canada (8-8, 4-0) in a 25-22, 25-21, 25-13 Rio Hondo League victory. Grant 3, Poly 0: Vanessa Murray had 17 kills and eight aces, Jamie Audia added 10 kills, and Kelsey Molina had 32 assists for Grant of Van Nuys (8-1, 5-1) in a 25-21, 25-19, 25-11 Sunset Six League victory over Poly of Sun Valley. GIRLS’ TENNIS Westlake 14, Newbury Park 4: Lauren Schwartz swept her singles sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 as Newbury Park defeating visiting Westlake in Marmonte League match. BOYS’ WATER POLO Westlake 12, Rio Mesa 6: Cole Olmon scored four goals and Chase Olswang added two more as Westlake (12-6) topped Rio Mesa of Oxnard at the Pacific View Tournament. Westlake also beat San Bernardino 11-6 as Olswang scored three goals and Bruce McCunney added two. La Canada 16, Bonita 5: Jordan Thompson, Gamal Rady and Doug McNeese each scored three goals for La Canada in a nonleague win over host Bonita of La Verne. La Canada, winner of four in a row, is No. 1 in Southern Section Div. III; Bonita is the top-ranked team in Div. VI. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Friday’s nonleague matchup between two of the top three girls’ volleyball teams in Southern Section Div. IV-AA quickly became a mismatch. Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge, the division’s second-ranked team, pulled away from No. 3 La Salle of Pasadena midway through the first game and never let the visiting Lancers back in the match, cruising to a 25-20, 25-13, 25-18 victory. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Rebecca Salvo, a senior outside hitter, had 11 kills, and her twin sister, Rachel, added seven kills and eight blocks for the Tologs, who are expected to challenge top-ranked Marymount of Los Angeles for the division title. Marymount defeated La Salle 25-19, 25-20, 25-22 in a Sunshine League match Oct. 4. Sophomore setter Sam Orlandini – Shelli’s daughter – had five kills, four blocks, 11 digs and 28 assists for the Tologs. Orlandini increased her Southern Section-leading assist total to 552 in 55 games. _ Erik Boal In other girls’ volleyball: “I wasn’t expecting that (lopsided a result),” said Flintridge Sacred Heart coach Shelli Orlandini, whose team won its fifth in a row. “You could tell the girls really wanted this one.” Junior outside hitter Julie Herrera had nine kills and 18 digs for Flintridge Sacred Heart (16-2), the Daily News’ top-ranked team. Herrera kept La Salle (14-8) off balance with her strong jump serve, resulting in several easy points for the Tologs.
Met Eireann has issued a status orange weather warning for the entire country with heavy fog expected to last until lunchtime.In a post on their website, they wrote: “Fog Warning for Ireland: Widespread fog this morning, dense in places.”Commuters across Donegal awoke to a heavy blanket of fog from Buncrana to Bundoran. The warning is a status orange, their second highest warning.As for the rest of the day, it’ll be bright and sunny once the fog lifts with highs of up to 19C.A forecaster said: “Today will start misty with widespread fog and the fog will only gradually thin and lift during the morning.“Winds will be light variable but increase moderate southerly along west coasts during the afternoon. “Some bright or sunny spells will break through after fog lifts with top temperatures of 16C to 19C.“Tonight will continue to be dry with broken cloud and mist and fog will return, especially over the eastern half of the country but southerly winds will gradually increase moderate by morning and fresh along west coasts.”Commuters warned as heavy fog covers Donegal was last modified: September 25th, 2017 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:donegalfogWarningweather