WUSHU Bronze Medalist Gets 2 year Scholarship

first_imgWushu Bronze medalist Amos Sawyer has been awarded a two-year scholarship to attend the University of Liberia by Master Junior Pewee Russian, vice president for technical affairs of the Liberia Wushu Federation (LWF).According to Master Russian, he provided the scholarship to the young athlete to reduce the financial constrains on the athlete’s parents and to further motivate him.He stated that during his time as a young athlete, he encountered a similar difficulty and he would not like to see his trainees encounter same.Master Russian, the proprietor and grandmaster of the Master Russian Fitness Club, made the disclosure yesterday at the club’s practice ground in Paynesville.“When I was a young martial artist, there are some challenges I went through that I will not like you to experience. Few years back, I jogged without footwear and people felt I was crazy, but I did not give up. Today you can boast of Master Russian who has won a gold medal in China,” Master Russian said.He indicated that this should also serve as a call to other young athletes to remain focus and be determined because there could be greater reward for them.“It will be very unfortunate to see Amos going to school without any financial aid as a bronze medalist, which could further discourage him as a young athlete,” he added. Master Russian and Sawyer through the sponsorship of the Chinese Embassy last month participated in the 11th China Zengzhou International Shoalin Wushu Festival, where Master Russian won gold and silver medals in Taiji and Shoalin stick competitions and Sawyer won two bronze medals in Shaolin stick and “luohanquan” boxing competitions. They competed with over 2,300 athletes from 68 countries.In an interview with the Daily Observer, Sawyer thanked Master Russian for the scholarship and also thanked the Chinese Ambassador for sponsoring their recent trip to the Zhengzhou China International Shaolin Wushu Festival.“It was a great experience for me going to China, entering Shaolin Temples and also participating in an international competition; and today I am being awarded a scholarship – these are things I never thought off when I joined the association,” Sawyer said.Sawyer, a 2016 graduate of the Carver Mission Academy, is currently studying electrical engineering at the University of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bauxite review report for May

first_imgThe review of the bauxite industry, which was commissioned last year in observance of its centennial, is set to end soon.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, during a recent outreach in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), said the report on the review was expected to be completed before the end of May.  “We are currently reviewing the industry to see where our reserves are and the future of the industry,” the Minister said. The review also “includes a decision as to whether or not we should have another alumina plant in the country”.Minister Trotman said the review was being conducted by Lance Carberry and Sylvester Carmichael, two veterans within the industry. The Government is already considering fuelling the alumina plant with the natural gas that has been found, along with oil, in the Stabroek Block offshore Essequibo.Guyana celebrated 100 years of bauxite mining in October 2016. There are two bauxite-producing companies in Guyana, Bosai and Rusal.  The decreased world demand for the mineral prompted the Government to carry out the review of the industry.  According to a Government Information Agency (GINA) report, the review is also a manifesto promise of the Administration. It will help to determine the future plans for the industry.last_img read more

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Vettel ditches team orders to snatch victory

first_imgFormer world title-holder Lewis Hamilton was third, claiming his first podium spot for new team Mercedes, after his frustrated stablemate Nico Rosberg was ordered not to overtake as they duelled in the closing stages.Ferrari’s Felipe Massa finished fifth, stealing the limelight from Fernando Alonso after the two-time world champion went out on the second lap with a collapsed front wing.France’s Romain Grosjean was sixth, outshining his team-mate and last week’s winner Kimi Raikkonen in seventh.Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Jean-Eric Vergne rounded out the top 10 while McLaren’s Jenson Button was a late retirement.The recriminations and repercussions went on long after the chequered flag with Webber inferring Vettel had ignored team orders but that he would be ‘protected’ by the team.He said: ‘The first part of the grand prix went very well for us and in the end we got the right strategy. It was just controlling the race and getting everything in place for the back end of the race.‘After the last stop I was told the race was over and turned the engine down. Seb made his own decision today. We know he is a quick peddler but I was disappointed with the outcome of today’s race.’At least Hamilton had the good grace to admit Rosberg should have been on the podium give the pace advantage his teammate had enjoyed.‘If I am honest Nico should be standing here, he had better pace,’ he said. ‘I was fuel-saving for a long, long time. But the guys did a great job and I brought it home. I can’t say it is the best feeling being up here but racing is racing.’In a race where the rain is usually a decisive factor, it was the white hot racing on a dry track which was responsible for the thrilling climax.The usual shower came around forty minutes prior to red lights out. But despite conditions clearing for the start, the whole field needed intermediates for the opening laps.Such tricky conditions can catch out even the best of them and after getting the drop on team-mate Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso was on the gearbox of pole man Sebastian Vettel.But the Spaniard could not keep control of his Ferrari and twice tagged the back of the Red Bull, damaging his front wing.Remarkably, Alonso stayed out for a second lap despite the wonky wing, and as his speed got up to the 200mph mark down the main straight it let go, momentarily pitching his Ferrari into the air, before he slewed into the gravel trap and out of the race.Vettel was the first into the pits at the end of lap five to put on slicks, but the switch was premature as he tumbled through the order, finishing the following lap in seventh place behind McLaren’s Sergio Perez.But the mistake by Red Bull was not a patch on the clanger by Hamilton. Mercedes appeared to have got the call to bring Hamilton in at the end of lap seven bang on, but amazingly Hamilton pulled into the McLaren box before being waved down the pit lane by the mechanics of his former team.The blunder cost Hamilton in the region of six seconds and the chance of emerging from the first wave of stops in the lead.Instead it was Mark Webber, who also pitted at the end of lap seven, who emerged in front after the first wave of stops – the Australian benefiting form Hamilton’s embarrassment and Vettel’s premature visit to the garage.As matters shook down at the head of the field, Jenson Button – who blundered in similar circumstance to Hamilton at the Chinese Grand Prix two years ago – was maintaining the fifth place he had made up on the opening having started seventh on the grid.Webber was back in at the end of lap 19 as Pirelli’s fragile rubber gave out and was quickly followed by Hamilton, who found the right garage this time, followed by Vettel and Rosberg.The top three remained Webber, Vettel, Hamilton once the field sorted itself out, although the reigning world champion opted for the softer compound tyre.But while the second round of stops was plain sailing for the leaders, any hope of Force India building on their good start to the season evaporated in the pits.Adrian Sutil had already suffered a tardy first stop but when teammate Paul di Resta visited his pit for the second time disaster struck as the team struggled to remove his front left wheel. A hammer was employed to try and fix the issue, but after finally getting the tyre on, Resta was soon back in the garage to retire his car.Sutil suffered exactly the same problem, and after dropping to last place, the decision was taken to retire the German’s Force India, the first time both their cars have retired since the Japanese Grand Prix in 2010.Meanwhile, at the front, Vettel was letting his frustration at being stuck behind Webber on softer tyres get the better of him. Speaking into his radio, as Hamilton closed up behind, Vettel moaned: ‘Mark is too slow, get him out of the way.’Told to be patient, Vettel was handed the chance to do something about his team-mate as he assumed the lead when Webber and Nico Rosberg pitted for a third time, one lap after Hamilton.But the decision to stay out an extra lap looked to have proved costly as both Webber and Hamilton swept past Vettel as he emerged from the pits following a slightly tardy stop.And as Hamilton set about chasing down Webber, remarkably, given McLaren’s woes, Button briefly found himself leading the race until disaster struck.Visiting the pits for the third time, and looking on for a decent points finish, Button fell foul of McLaren’s blundering pit crew yet again. Just as in Silverstone two years’ ago, McLaren released Button without his front-right wheel properly attached, forcing him to grind to a halt in the pit lane.McLaren mechanics frantically raced to Buttons car and pushed it back to the garage, but despite finally sending him out with four wheels in his wagon, the damage had been done as he returned to the track way down in 14thThe news for Hamilton was not much better as, having burned excess petrol to stay in touch with the Red Bull, the 2008 world champion was told to save petrol. The lack of pace made him a sitting duck to Vettel who regained second place into Turn One at the start of lap 39.In danger of being passed by Rosberg, Hamilton dived into the pits for a fourth and final time. The move kept him just ahead of his team-mate.The final stops also set up a titanic struggle between Webber and Vettel for first place. Having pitted one-lap later than Vettel, Webber returned to the track a whisker ahead of his team-mate.A superb battle royale of wheel to wheel racing ensued as Hamilton and Rosberg briefly exchanged places further down the track.The heart in the mouth action reached its climax with 12 laps to go, prompting the Red Bull team principle to warn Vettel not to be silly. Vettel, however was in no mood to give any quarter to his teammate, and when he finally muscled his way past there was no way back for Webber, who responded with a raised middle finger.Hamilton had far more to worry about form Rosberg to maintain third place as the chequered flag drew ever closer, the German less than a second behind and in DRS range.Like Vettel, Rosberg came onto the team radio to state: ‘I am so much faster, let me get past.’ ‘Negative’ was the response from Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn.Back onto the radio came Rosberg: ‘Tell him to speed up a bit, he’s too slow.’ Brawn replied tersely: ‘Please drop back a bit Nico, there is a big gap behind and I want to bring both these cars home.’The order was accepted as Vettel crossed the line to win accompanied by the message he would have some explaining to do.Brawn was left with some explaining to do to a disgruntled Rosberg. ‘We’ll discuss the last bit later,’ said the boss. ‘Remember this one,’ replied his driver.-AFP and DailyMail0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000SEPANG, Malaysia, March 24 – Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel pulled off a daring overtaking manoeuvre against Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber to snatch victory in a pulsating Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.The German ace went wheel-to-wheel with his stablemate late in the race, earning a stern rebuke from team principal Christian Horner, before emerging in front and taking his 27th race win.last_img read more

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‘President’ Kiplangat out to end silver streak

first_imgThe power-pack athlete played the bridesmaid to his compatriot at the National Championships in June before being led to the altar at both the Glasgow Club Games and continental showdown in Morocco by the same opponent inside a week in August but ahead of the gathering of continents, Kiplangat is hoping lightening will not strike for the fourth time.A personal best in 8km race (22:09) in New Orleans in March before a seasonal 10K best the following month in 28:07 at the same US city opened his season with much promise.Koech was slowly moving into form clocking a seasonal best (13:07.55) in Oregon on May 31.A week later he lined up for at the National Championships cum Commonwealth games trials in Nairobi trials seeking ticket to Glasgow 2014.But as is typical of Kenyan trials, Koech could only manage fourth place at gruesome championships in 13:30.81. AK however came to his rescue by handing him a wild card for both events.In the 5,000m final at Hampden Park, Koech did most of the work pushing the pace for almost the entire race but he was edged out in a sprint finish by compatriot Mwangangi having to settle for silver in 13:14.06.“The race was fine and I am happy about the medal. It was a good race although it was raining and we got one and two for Kenya. The pace was so slow so I decided to push it a bit because I wanted to go slightly faster.”A few days later, the order was repeated at the African Athletics Championships in Marrakesh with Koech again following Mwangangi across the line in 13:35.73 to make the African team for the Intercontinental Cup also set for the Moroccan City.Koech and Mwangangi are the only athletes from Africa to feature at the same event from the same nation and another 1-2 cannot be ruled out although this time, the former is hoping to reverse the finishing order in a season where the 12 and a half-lap race has evolved to be an internal competition.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, September 12- Kenya’s Commonwealth and African silver medallist, Isaiah Kiplangat Koech, is raring to catch the bouquet and close his season with IAAF Continental Championships honours in Marrakesh, Morocco.Koech, who’s famously known as ‘President’ due to the closeness of his name to Athletics Kenya boss, Isaiah Kiplagat, reigned over 5,000m in Kenya in the previous three seasons before compatriot Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku stole the thunder this year.last_img read more

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Gor, Tusker seek Top 8 knock-out blow

first_imgK’Ogalo who wrapped a third successive league crown last month are also seeking to protect an unbeaten run on home soil this season; lower division Palos FC from Kisumu their latest casualties with a 4-2 thumping in the GOTv Shield Round of 16 on Wednesday.Stand in Tusker FC coach, Leonard Odipo, faces a baptism of fire against a side that can flick on the style at the touch of a button, motivated to pursue history as treble winners but he has the players to end Gor’s barnstorming run.Claims of player sabotage against Kimanzi, the most qualified coach in East Africa with a UEFA B licence, have wafted from Tusker’s brewery and the manner Odipo’s boys acquaint themselves to the might of K’Ogalo will be a pointer towards veracity of the claims.He will be missing the injured Brian Osumba and David Oyirwoth but the team has underwhelmed this season and still hurting from last weekend’s embarrassing Shield exit at the hands of lower tier Nzoia FC.However, they possesses enough ingredients to churn out a potent brew for the three-peat domestic league champions with added incentive of taking home the bragging rights of being the first team to breach the champions.-Daring raid-Tusker FC forward, Jesee Were celebrates after netting a goal. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFurther, local media reports on Friday alleged Tusker have set in motion a daring raid to snap up head coach Frank Nutall from Gor, further inflaming the long-standing rivalry between the two clubs that between them, share 35 league titles.Nutall and his assistant, Frank Ouna, stayed away from training Thursday to protest against non-payment, fuelling the allegations Tusker want to seize advantage and prise the pair away from the Green Army.Nevertheless on previous occasions this term, Gor has braved financial woes to triumph, the glaring example being their dizzying run to the CECAFA Kagame Cup regional finals having travelled under a cloud of uncertainty due to lack of funds.Besides the imposing forward line of top scorer, Michael Olunga and Meddie Kagere, Burundian internationals; Karim Nizigiyimana and Abouba Sibomana are back in the country from international duty and expected to start after missing out against Palos.The televised match that starts at 4pm local time (+3GMT) will be preceded by the first-leg clash between Sofapaka, another giant that has limped through the season riddled by a crippling financial crisis and the rapidly improving Sony Sugar who ward off the threat of relegation after a poor first leg with a storming run in the second half of the SportPesa Premier League.The 2009 champions came from behind to hold yet another faltering force, AFC Leopards in the collision of stuttering titans midweek in a league tie that ended 1-1 and will fancy their chances of victory.Sofapaka and Sony exchanged victories in the Premier League but the sugar millers under the watch of Salim Babu, come with the sweet aftertaste of mowing Ulinzi Stars in the quarter-final as they plot another giant-killing act.The return legs will be played on November 4.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players applaud their supporters after their derby with AFC Leopards  match was called off in August. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, October 16- League champions, Gor Mahia, will continue their treble chase on Saturday with a tasty first-leg KPL Top 8 semi-final clash against wounded Tusker FC at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium.The Brewers come to the battle of the titans intoxicated from managerial upheaval that saw head coach, Francis Kimanzi, ‘step aside’ from his role while Gor are keen to atone for a 2-1 aggregate defeat to their rivals at the same stage last season.last_img read more

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‘What do people expect?’ Shock Sterling claim made by ex-Liverpool chief

first_imgRick Parry claims people shouldn’t be surprised Raheem Sterling is ready to walk out on Liverpool – because he’s done it before.The England forward seems increasingly likely to quit Anfield this summer following the breakdown of contract talks, with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid all keeping tabs on the situation.And while Parry, Liverpool’s former chief executive, believes it would be best for the 20-year-old to stay on Merseyside, he admits he’s not entirely shocked by what has happened.“I don’t know how strong a position the club will take,” he said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “They are holding a few aces.“What Raheem should have done is knuckle down and sign his new contract. He’s got plenty of football ahead of him. I think the best place for him would be Liverpool and the best manager would be Brendan Rodgers, given the support they’ve given him and his development.“But, equally so, he’s done it once. They took him from QPR and it’s going to happen again. So in some ways what do people expect?”last_img read more

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CANCER BATTLE GOES TO DONEGAL FAMILY’S HEADS!

first_imgA Donegal family have dyed their hair in a bid to raise the plight of people with cancer across the county.The McLaughlin family, like many other families, have been unfortunate enough to spend more than their fair share of time in the Donegal Hospice.Several members of the family have been treated for cancer. This week several of the family decided it was a good idea to dye their hair several different colours including bright pink to raise awareness of the everyday cancer battle being fought by many.The family members including John, Eugene and Carol all received the VIP treatment from Jenna McLaughlin of Loose Ends Hair Salon in Ballybofey.Others include Gerry McLaughlin, Angela McLaughlin, Caroline Henderson, Amanda McLaughlin, Patrick McLaughlin, Stephen McNamee and many others.The family have organised a number of events in a bid to raise funds for the fight against cancer. They will host a Coffee Morning & Blow Dry Day on Friday 23rd March from 9am – 5pm. All Blow Drys €10, No appointments needed. Contact Jenna @ Loose Ends Hair Salon 9130000 for more information.Meanwhile they will host a Charity Fun Night on Friday 23rd March @ 9pm. With wacky hair dyes, waxing, head shaves, music, craic & much, much more!!!!The event takes place at MacCumhaills GAA Bar, Ballybofey. Tickets €5 (available at door or by calling 0851027061.And if that wasn;t enough there will also be a Charity Bed Push on Saturday in Ballybofey at 1pm. Bucket collections all day in Ballybofey!ALL Proceeds will be donated to The Donegal Hospice. CANCER BATTLE GOES TO DONEGAL FAMILY’S HEADS! was last modified: March 23rd, 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:donegal hospicefundraiserlast_img read more

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CinemaNow adds Fox to downloads list

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The download-to-own model is a relatively new element for CinemaNow, which previously had been exclusively a rental downloading service that already had distribution agreements with some of the major studios. “As opposed to renting, you are not limited to a 24-hour viewing period so there is a more flexible user experience,” said CinemaNow President Bruce Eisen. “There is also more convenience than going to the video store. You can order a movie and be watching it within 30 seconds.” The television element of the Fox deal will include television shows from the Fox broadcast network and the Fox-owned cable networks FX, Fuel TV and Speed. They include the first season of the Fox drama “Prison Break,” early seasons of “24” and such classic shows as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Lost in Space,” “Firefly” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.” The television episodes will be available for purchase beginning July 1 and will cost $1.99 per download. “The TV is particularly exciting for us,” said Eisen. “Frankly, the next big push for CinemaNow is to really get into top-quality network content on the site, both broadcast and pay networks shows.” CinemaNow Inc. will announce today that it has entered a licensing agreement with Fox Entertainment Group to offer selected recent feature films such as “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” “The Family Stone” and “Big Momma’s House 2” and various television shows on a download-to-own basis. The new release feature films will be available the same day as they are released on DVD instead of having a 60-day window as they had previously. The selections also include films in the 20th Century Fox library including “Fantastic Four” and “The Day After Tomorrow.” “Our goal is to accommodate our customers wherever they are, and CinemaNow is helping us to do just that,” Peter Levinsohn, president of Fox Digital Media said in a statement. “Making our content available across a variety of platforms ensures that we’ll engage new audiences as well.” To launch the Fox deal and promote similar agreements recently reached with Disney, Warner Bros. MGM, Lionsgate and Sony, CinemaNow will offer movie downloads for a discounted price of $9.99 through June 18. The regular price is $19.95 for new releases. Customers can purchase and download a legal, permanent copy of a movie or television show for unlimited playback on up to three Microsoft Windows Media-compatible devices. Overall, CinemaNow legally offers content from a library of more than 4,000 new and classic movies, television programs, concerts and music videos from the major entertainment conglomerates, as well as more than 250 other licensors for downloading or streaming. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818)713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man United 1-2 Man City player ratings: Red Devils stars rated and slated

first_img 14 Central midfield: Nemanja Matic – 5/10 – The Serbian’s limitations were shown up by the impressive Manchester City midfield and without Paul Pogba alongside him he lacks direction. Manchester United fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of rivals Manchester City in the Premier League, landing a huge blow to their title aspirations.Goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi sandwiched Marcus Rashford’s leveller as Pep Guardiola’s men gained a comfortable win to extend their winning streak in the league to 14 games.Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho, though, will be disappointed with some of his players, with a select few getting a pasting from fans on social media for their poor performances.But how did talkSPORT rate the Manchester United stars? Click the right arrow above to find out… Substitute Zlatan Ibrahimovic (on for Jesse Lingard) – N/A – With 14 minutes left to play he could not do too much to alter the course of the match. 14 Left-wing: Marcus Rashford – 6/10 – The Manchester-born star got the equaliser with an excellent finish but looked more frustrated as the match went on. He also got a booking for throwing the ball away on a tough afternoon. Centre-back: Chris Smalling – 5/10 – In a tough match, the defender did okay but lacked composure on the ball. It’s understandable Gareth Southgate isn’t keen on calling him up for England duty. 14 Central midfield: Ander Herrera – 4/10 – As Manchester City poured forward, he struggled to keep his concentration and looked out of his depth against a side of such quality. He also gave away the foul which allowed City to get their second goal of the game and was booked for what Michael Oliver believed was a dive. 14 Goalkeeper: David De Gea – 6/10 – Click the right arrow above to see how we rated Manchester United’s players – De Gea dealt well with some early Manchester City chances and couldn’t be faulted for either of the goals he conceded. He also made a superb stop from Kevin De Bruyne to keep the score at 2-1. Striker: Romelu Lukaku – 3/10 – Belgian star Lukaku seemed on his heels in the opening stages, misjudging a couple of runs, and his afternoon gradually got worse as he contributed to both of Manchester City’s goals and missed a couple of good opportunities. 14 14 14 14 Right-wing: Anthony Martial – 5/10 – The French star put in a patchy performance, drifting in and out of the game at his choosing and didn’t offer enough defensively. Centre-back: Marcos Rojo – 4/10 – The Argentine looked rattled early on as Gabriel Jesus’ trickery left him on his backside. A clash of heads with David Silva saw him spill blood and he was eventually substituted at half-time. Attacking midfield: Jesse Lingard – 4/10 – He struggled to get on the ball but his work off it was all about stopping Fernandinho. His focus on this goal reduced his offensive capabilities and he was taken off with 14 minutes to go. 14 14 Substitute Victor Lindelof (on for Marcos Rojo) – 5/10 – Swedish defender Lindelof held his own after entering the fray and he appears to be gaining confidence at Old Trafford. 14 Right-back: Antonio Valencia – 4/10 – The Ecuadorian wasn’t his usual consistent self and was stifled by Manchester City, he was unable to launch forward and help out in attack. 14 Left-back: Ashley Young – 5/10 – The Englishman made a number of key defensive contributions but played David Silva onside at the corner as he failed to step up once the ball went past him at the front post. 14 14 Substitute Juan Mata (on for Ander Herrera) – N/A – The Spaniard played just eight minutes and was denied once by Ederson’s reaction save.last_img read more

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Naomh Conaill hold off MacCumhaills to make it three wins from three

first_imgNAOMH CONAILL made it three-from-three and booked a spot in the Donegal SFC quarter-finals as the Group B winners.Naomh Conaill Sean MacCumhaillsby Chris McNulty at Davy Brennan Memorial Park In a rugged contest in fading light in Glenties, the natives did enough to avoid a slip, holding MacCumhaills at arm’s length for the most part.Late points by Darren O’Leary and Chad McSorely reduced the arrears for MacCumhaills, who had to win here to have any hope of making it into the knockout rounds again.Semi-finalists last year, MacCumhaills couldn’t get close enough in the closing moments with Naomh Conaill doing the necessary for a three-point win to maintain their perfect record so far in the Championship.MacCumhaills came to within four points on five different occasions in the second half, while McSorely’s late point had a goal between them, but Naomh Conaill – who finished with 14 men as Eoghan McGettigan was sent off for a second yellow card – didn’t look likely to let their advantage slip. Ciaran Thompson’s (pictured) free from wide on the right was the final nail for the visitors, who managed to survive a scare when McGettigan’s ball across goal just evaded the grasp of AJ Gallagher, who was lurking with real intent for a goal that would’ve killed it.The opening exchanges were as terse as they were tense.Tempers boiled and simmered for long spells thereafter with Seamus McGonagle, the referee, showing four yellow cards in the first six minutes, two for each team.MacCumhaills’ Andrew McCloskey was cautioned and his exchange required a change of jersey with his number 6 torn. The card count was out to seven when they parted ways at the interval.Thompson fired wide from a penalty after six minutes after a foot block in a crowded goalmouth when Ciaran Gallagher and Charles McGuinnes combined to cut MacCumhaills open. Thompson’s left-footed attempt flew wide and MacCumhaills could breath. The fiery exchanges at the start, with as much to watch off the ball as on it, would settle and Naomh Conaill warmed to open up a three-point advantage.Oisin Gallen, who heads off to Australia for a two-week Australian Rules trial, fired over two early points for the Twin Towns men. Gallen’s opening point arrived after Darren O’Leary was thwarted by a block from Thompson.They wouldn’t trouble the board again until the final minute of the half.By then, Naomh Conaill led 0-5 to 0-3, with Luke Gavigan arrowing over for the visitors after their hosts took a command. Leo McLoone had Naomh Conaill level and young Nathan Byrne, who had a fine hour in the home engine room, soared over the leveller.Ciaran Thompson, Dermot Molloy, from a free, and Byrne again helped Martin Regan’s side lead by two at the short whistle. It had taken a goal-line block by Nathan Gavigan to keep out Eoghan McGettigan’s powerful shot, which seemed destined for the net in the 14th minute.Later, Padhraic Patton did well to block from Thompson as Naomh Conaill smelled blood.MacCumhaills had beaten Dungloe thanks to Gallen’s five-star display on the opening day, but a loss in Fintra to Killybegs last weekend had them in the last chance saloon as they headed through Fintown this evening.Naomh Conaill pulled away in the third quarter, as they moved five ahead.Former Donegal forward Molloy grabbed two points while Kieran Gallagher put them in front by a handful.Naomh Conaill: Stephen McGrath; Hughie Gallagher, AJ Gallagher, Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí; Eunan Doherty, Anthony Thompson (0-1), Ethan O’Donnell; Ciaran Thompson (0-2, 1f), Nathan Byrne (0-2); Brendan McDyre, Eoghan McGettigan, Kieran Gallagher (0-2); Dermot Molloy (0-3, 1f), Charles McGuinness (0-1f), Leo McLoone (0-1). Subs: Ultan Doherty for McGuinness (44), Marty Boyle for Byrne (44), Eoin Waide for H.Gallagher (46), Seamus Corcoran for McDyer (57).Sean MacCumhaills: Eoin Gallen; Conor Griffin, Marty Gallagher, Ronan McMenamin; Gary Dunnion, Andrew McCloskey, Gavin Gallagher; Padhraic Patton, Nathan Gavigan; Luke Gavigan (0-1), Gary Wilson (0-1), Stephen Mulligan; Oisin Gallen (0-3), Darren O’Leary, (0-2f) Martin O’Reilly (0-1). Subs: Chad McSorely (0-1) for Mulligan (44), Adam Lynch for Griffin (44), Steven O’Reilly for Wilson (57).Referee: Seamus McGonagle (Aodh Ruadh).Naomh Conaill hold off MacCumhaills to make it three wins from three was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal SFCciaran thompsonEoghan McGettiganMartin ReganNaomh ConaillOisin GallenSean MacCumhaillslast_img read more

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