Miami looks to end streak vs N. Illinois

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorthern Illinois (15-10, 8-4) vs. Miami (9-15, 2-9)John D. Millett Hall, Oxford, Ohio; Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Northern Illinois looks to extend Miami’s conference losing streak to five games. Miami’s last MAC win came against the Eastern Michigan Eagles 73-68 on Jan. 25. Northern Illinois fell 63-59 at Ball State in its last outing. SENIOR STUDS: Northern Illinois’ Eugene German, Lacey James and Noah McCarty have collectively accounted for 52 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 58 percent of all Huskies points over the last five games.EFFECTIVE EUGENE: German has connected on 33.3 percent of the 177 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 24 over the last three games. He’s also made 72.1 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Miami is 0-9 this year when it scores 66 points or fewer and 9-6 when it scores at least 67.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The RedHawks have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Huskies. Miami has an assist on 24 of 58 field goals (41.4 percent) across its previous three outings while Northern Illinois has assists on 23 of 71 field goals (32.4 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Northern Illinois is ranked second among MAC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 31.3 percent. The Huskies have averaged 11.8 offensive boards per game.___ Associated Press February 13, 2020center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Miami looks to end streak vs N. Illinoislast_img read more

The Latest: German soccer could be tested before matches

first_imgThe German Football League says it has set up a medical task force which is working on a “procedure for the strict and independent testing of players and other staff members, including immediately prior to matchdays.”The league is also relaxing its financial fair play rules because it expects clubs will struggle to adapt to a prolonged shortfall in TV, ticket and sponsorship revenue.Clubs which start insolvency proceedings this season won’t be hit with a mandatory nine-point deduction. The teams’ “liquidity situation” also won’t be considered when issuing licenses for next season.The Bundesliga hasn’t played a game since March 11. Clubs from the top two divisions have voted to extend the suspension to at least April 30.___ March 31, 2020 The rankings have been backdated to March 17. That was the day after the last international tournament, the All England Open. They will be the basis for entry and seeding into the next international tournaments, whenever they are.The world circuit is suspended to the end of April, but the BWF expects more tournaments to be put off in May and June.It says it has yet to decide how the rankings will be unfrozen.The BWF says “it is difficult to outline the exact procedure until we have an exact overview of what the international calendar will look like once play resumes and suspended tournaments have been rescheduled.”With the Tokyo Olympics delayed until 2021, the BWF says it is reviewing the Olympic qualification process. It notes the consequences of freezing the world rankings does not apply to Olympic qualifying. Last week, England coach Eddie Jones accepted a 25% pay cut.___ABC/ESPN has moved up the premier of the 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” featuring Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls to April 19. The docuseries will be shown on ESPN on Sunday nights and on Netflix outside of the United States.It was originally scheduled to be released in June but sports fans have clamored on social media for the series to be moved up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and with most sporting events canceled or postponed.The news was announced on Good Morning America. Baer-Hoffmann says “there are players who are reaching out concerned.”Fans entering the stadiums in Belarus over the weekend were given antiseptic hand gel but few wore masks for protection.Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been defiant about not limiting people’s movement, saying “it’s better to die standing than to live on your knees.”Baer-Hoffmann says FIFPro does not have a member union in Belarus but “we will be lobbying” to introduce precautions.___ The new ownership group of the Kansas City Royals, along with players, staff and the organization’s charitable arm are donating more than 500,000 meals to Harvesters, a local food bank helping those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.Royals chairman John Sherman, who purchased the club late last year from David Glass, said in a statement that his group of players, executives and investors “share a deep connection to the Kansas City community, which is why the entire Royals family is coming together to do our part.”The Royals would have opened their season against the White Sox last week in Chicago. Their home opener would have been Thursday against the Mariners. At this point, nobody is quite sure when the club will take the field.Longtime outfielder Alex Gordon donated to the Royals’ food drive. He says that his family is staying home during the pandemic, but “we feel very blessed, and we want to make sure our neighbors are taken care of.”___ UEFA is to meet with its 55 members on Wednesday with the fate of the remaining Champions League, Europa League and international games to be discussed.___Scotland rugby coach Gregor Townsend has agreed to a 25% salary deferral from April 1 to Sept. 1.The coaches of two professional sides, Richard Cockerill at Edinburgh and Dave Rennie at Glasgow, have made the same agreement, though Rennie begins his new job as Australia coach in July.Scottish Rugby also announced CEO Mark Dodson was taking a 30% deferral, and the board 25%. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Soccer players in Germany could be tested for the coronavirus before games if the season resumes. The Bundesliga soccer season will remain suspended through April because of the coronavirus pandemic.The 36 clubs in Germany’s top two divisions have agreed to accept the recommendation of the league authority to extend the period without games to April 30 at least.The last game played was on March 11.League president Christian Seifert says “the most important thing without question is controlling the outbreak of the virus and especially protecting groups at risk.”Training for the 36 clubs is to remain stopped until April 5. The union says Zilina “refused to negotiate with the (Slovak) player union.”The move follows the club selling 20-year-old forward Róbert Boženík to Feyenoord in January for a reported fee of about 4.5 million euros ($4.9 million).Zilina is second in the now-suspended Slovak league. The club played in the Champions League in 2010-11 but lost all six games in a group that included Chelsea and Marseille.___The Badminton World Federation has frozen the world rankings while the circuit is suspended.center_img Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame President & CEO John Doleva said the organization is moving forward with its planned London Showcase doubleheader in December that will match Kentucky against Michigan and Marist against UMBC.Doleva said in a statement that it “remains diligent in monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interest of public health.” He added that the health and safety of players, fans and staff is of the “utmost importance” and will communicate with the four schools with updates as needed.___Global soccer union FIFPro says soccer players in Belarus are worried about the continuing despite the coronavirus pandemic.FIFPro general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann says “it’s not comprehendible” that the Belarus league is still playing after kicking off this month. It’s the only top-tier European league in action. The Bulls won six NBA titles during the 1990s and were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman.___Hungarian Olympic swimmer Boglarka Kapas says she has tested positive for COVID-19.The 26-year-old Kapas writes in an Instagram post that she had to submit to testing in order to return to training.She says her first test was negative but a second test showed she has the virus. She is staying in quarantine at home for two weeks. Kapas says “I don’t have any symptoms yet and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus.”Kapas won gold in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2019 world championships in China and a bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.___Global soccer union FIFPro says seven-time Slovakian champion Zilina is opting for bankruptcy after offering players a “take it or leave it” 80% pay cut.FIFPro says it believes Zilina is the first European club to go into liquidation since the coronavirus outbreak. The Latest: German soccer could be tested before matches Associated Press Federer and his wife donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.04 million) last week to help families in need in his home country during the pandemic.Federer is a 10-time champion at the Swiss Indoors and will turn 39 before this year’s tournament. He was twice a ball boy at the event and made his debut as a player in 1998 when he was 17. He lost in the first round to Andre Agassi.Federer posted footage on his social media accounts on Monday of him practising trick shots in his rehabilitation after surgery on his left knee in February.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray was asked whether he thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. He told BBC Radio 4: “I think so. I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.”___Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Roger Federer’s hometown of Basel say ticket sales will start on schedule on Thursday.The tournament is due to run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Organizers say tickets will be refunded “should the coronavirus crisis continue and the Swiss tennis highlight not take place.”The ATP Tour is currently suspended until at least June. ___Two-time mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray says he believes Wimbledon will be canceled.The All England Club board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the 2020 tournament.The grasscourt season lasts only six weeks and Wimbledon is staged when daylight hours are the longest in Britain. The club has acknowledged the short window available to it and ruled out playing without spectators.The French Open has been postponed from May to September.last_img read more

Abdihodžić staying in FC Sarajevo for three more years

first_imgFormer U-21 player of BiH Almin Abdihodić has renewed his contract with football club Sarajevo, reports sportsport.baYoung keeper will stay in FC Sarajevo in the next three years, and noted that he is treated well in the club and he’s glad to be a part of the collective.Yesterday, U-21 football player of BIH Gojko Cimirot signed a contract with football club Sarajevo.(photo:

10 things to know about Sumner County football this week for Oct. 24

first_img5. So how could Oxford get in?…First of all, Oxford needs to beat West Elk and then beat Udall. That is a tall order considering Udall is undefeated and beat Oxford 54-6 earlier this season in a non-district game.Then it would come down to convoluted tie breaking. Cedar Vale-Dexter, who is hosting Udall, tonight for the South-Central Border League title would need to win thus giving Oxford the chance to win the tiebreaker. 10. And same goes with Argonia-Attica…The A&A Titans are No. 4 in the eight-man Division II ranks behind Chetopa, Wallace County and Stafford. In the poll the Titans are listed in “others.” Only Chetopa and Victoria are in the top five in both polls.Follow us on Twitter. 1. What’s on tap… Norwich at Argonia-Attica 2. So who will most certainly, absolutely, 100 percent sure of making the playoffs from Sumner County? …Conway Springs, the No. 2 team in Class 3A, is in. The Cardinals won’t lose to Belle Plaine tonight and it is highly doubtful it will lose to Chaparral either. Mark them on your state playoff bracket. West Elk at Oxford 4. Oxford has an outside chance…Oxford is currently 1-2 in the Class 2A District 2 race and will have West Elk which is also 1-2. The problem is the Wildcats will need a lot of help if they want to make the post season. Make that a LOT (emphasize capitalization) of help. Oxford, which lost to Sedan 59-32, is beat up.But with some innovative new math, the Wildcats are not out of it. 3. Who will most certainly, absolutely, 100 percent sure not be making the playoffs from Sumner County?… Belle Plaine. The Dragons have Conway Springs and Cheney left on the schedule which makes it likely they will have their second consecutive 0-9 season. At the end of 2014, Belle Plaine will probably be saddled with a 19 game varsity losing streak. 8. No big games this week in District 4…Caldwell should beat South Haven. But who knows after the Cardinals beat up Norwich last week. South Barber should cruise against Pretty Prairie and A&A will have its night with Norwich. All playoff decisions will be made next week when the Titans travel to South Barber.center_img By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things to know about Sumner County football this week… Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Birdfan · 302 weeks ago Score on BP-CS was as expected but the BP kids played well and never quit. A tip of the helmet to them for sticking it out. Report Reply 0 replies · active 302 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments South Haven at Caldwell Conway Springs at Belle Plaine 6. Meanwhile in Argonia via Attica… Who out there doesn’t think the Argonia and Attica’s merger was a good idea now? The merged Titans are undefeated and could very well end up 9-0. But South Barber might have something to say about that. 9. Depends on the person doing the rankings…Conway Springs is perched at No. 2 in the Varsity Kansas poll which is courtesy of the Wichita Eagle. However, there isn’t as much love in the poll, which is in northeast Kansas. That poll has the Cards fourth behind Silver Lake, Rossville and Scott City. 7. The 8-man Division II District 4 is a mess…Three teams are vying for the top two spots in this district to get into the playoffs. A&A as mentioned above, South Barber and Caldwell. A&A is 3-0, South Barber is 2-1 and Caldwell is 2-1.But in head-to-head tie breaking scenarios, A&A is 1-0, Caldwell is 1-1 and South Barber is 0-1. If the Chieftains upset A&A that could be result in a three-way tie which plays a host of possibilities. A&A beat Caldwell, Caldwell beat South Barber and possibly South Barber beat A&A. Who gets left out?last_img read more

Education sector requires improvement for oil industry – Deputy VC

first_imgTeachers attached to the various institutions in Guyana, from the nursery to tertiary level, are advised to be transformational leaders to the students whom they educate.These opinions were stated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG), Dr Paloma Mohamed, during her address at an educational leadership conference that was hosted by School of the Nations earlier this month.This is amid the recent discovery, and creation of, the oil and gas sector, which is expected to provide employment for a substantial number of persons. However, she believes Guyana does not possess the calibre of human resources required to work in those respective areas.Furthermore, Dr Mohamed added that if there are opportunities for employment in Guyana in the future, persons from other countries who meet the qualification requirements will most likely be given the jobs.“The oil and gas and all of the green technologies and energies that are likely to be unleashed in the country in the next two years. We will not have people at this point to really work in those areas. But in five years, 10 years we need to start thinking about how we teach people, what we are going to create them to do,” Mohamed stated.Dr Mohammed noted that while there have been some fundamental shifts in the way education is conveyed in the changing world; educational leaders must embrace this change and modify their techniques used in the classrooms to achieve favourable results. As such, new ideas should be formulated to suit the country and its requirements.“The things that we say and do and teach by modelling or by propagating ideas from elsewhere are not conducive to people living in peace and unity,” she stated.She explained that Guyanese have a different interpretation of what is expected from the oil industry. As such, Dr Mohamed stated that from this instance, the angle from which students are taught must be modified in order for people to acquire the wider picture as there are certain technicalities that students must be taught to handle.While focusing on the oil and gas sector, a critical component in Guyana’s economy, Dr Mohamed requested the audiences of predominantly teachers, to question their role in the development of this component of the country and the type of citizens they intend to create.“It is our job, I believe as a nation, to ensure that kind of education. What are we and who do we want to create? What kind of country do we want to live in? Who are we creating for the next 20 years?” the Deputy Vice Chancellor questioned.However, while Guyana may not possess the human resources needed right now, the Deputy Vice Chancellor noted that the country’s aspiration should be towards the fulfilment of this necessity for the future, adding, “It has to be our aspiration as teachers to try to create those people to take those jobs.”To address the improvement of this issue, a similar conference was also hosted by the Education Ministry on Monday, which saw educational leaders from the various administrative regions gaining additional information on leadership qualities.Additionally, a five-week teachers’ training exercise will be conducted by the Limited Resources Teachers Training (LRTT) over the next months to improve the sector – from a teaching perspective – in remote areas of Guyana. The LRTT has been working in Guyana for the past three years in various areas of developmental studies.last_img read more

Messi strikes late to down tough Alaves

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 28, 2018 © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, Jan 28 – Barcelona escaped a scare on Philippe Coutinho’s first start as Lionel Messi struck with a trademark free-kick to drag the La Liga leaders back from a goal down to beat Alaves 2-1 and restore their 11-point lead at the top.Messi whipped home a beautiful free-kick six minutes from the end to down resilient Alaves, who are just two points from the drop zone in 17th despite John Guidetti silencing the Camp Nou with a shock breakaway opener in the 23rd minute. Luis Suarez had broken the away side’s tough resistence with a sweet volley from Andres Iniesta’s cross 18 minutes from the end, setting the stage for Messi’s dramatic and stylish winner.The Argentine’s strike ensures that Barca stay unbeaten in the league, and keeps Atletico Madrid 11 points back despite their 3-0 hammering of Las Palmas earlier.Barca coach Ernesto Valverdes said he was happy with Coutinho who had started Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash with Valencia on the bench before making a second-half appearance.“Players are not machines who can fit in at once, like a new part,” said Valverde.“He did well, he wanted the ball. This is one more step for him. The other day, he played 25 minutes, this time a little more, he will integrate little by little.”Atletico Madrid’s forward Fernando Torres (L) is tackled by Las Palmas’s defender Ximo Navarro during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and UD Las Palmas © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOWith Diego Costa out injured, Atletico took a while to get going and had to wait until the 61st minute to open the scoring, Antoine Griezmann latching on to Juanfran’s fine ball down the right flank before dinking neatly over Las Palmas stopper Leandro Chichizola.“The first half was not very good but the coach gave us a good talking to at half-time, and we responded well,” said Griezmann, whose goal was just his seventh in the league this season but his fourth in league and cup since the turn of the year.“I feel good, I’ve started the year well and I hope to continue the goals and assists.”Frenchman Griezmann started the move that led to Atletico’s second, intercepting a loose pass and setting Angel Correa free to scamper down the pitch and feed Fernando Torres, who shifted the ball onto his right foot and lashed home just his second goal of the season, the 600th scored by Atletico in all competitions during Diego Simeone’s seven-year reign as coach.An easy tap-in from Thomas Partey after great work from Yannick Carrasco two minutes from time completed the second-half rout of a desperate Las Palmas, who remain second from bottom and five points from safety.Sevilla’s forward Luis Muriel (L) vies with Getafe’s defender Bruno Gonzalez at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on January 28, 2018 © AFP / JORGE GUERREROSevilla were denied the chance to close within three points of Real Madrid and the Champions league places after Angel Rodriguez scored a controversial equaliser deep in stoppage time to snatch a 1-1 draw for Getafe at the Roman Sanchez Pizjaun stadium.Luis Muriel had slid in a 72nd-minute opener for hosts but with seconds to spare Juan Cala challenged Sevilla keeper Sergio Rico for a hopeful high ball, and with the Sevilla fans and players clamouring for a free-kick, Angel lashed home the leveller and celebrated under a hail of whistles and boos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

West Ham’s first home game of new season will be in September due to athletics

first_img1 West Ham face the possibility of having to play their first three matches of the season away from home.The club have confirmed their second fixture, scheduled to be at home to Southampton, will have to be rearranged due to the World Athletics Championships being held at the London Stadium.West Ham United news: Premier League fixtures 2017-18 – Every Irons game revealedThe event takes place between August 5 and 13, so the stadium will not be back in ‘football mode’ in time for the Saints game on August 19.The fixture could be reversed, meaning the Hammers would face three games on the road. The club said: “Our opening fixtures in August will be played away from home as London Stadium welcomes the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships for a once-in-a-generation occasion.“Supporters are therefore advised that our second fixture of the campaign, against Southampton, will be rescheduled, with further details to follow.”West Ham’s first match, on Saturday August 12, is away to Manchester United and the third, on Saturday 26, is a trip to Newcastle.Their first home fixture will therefore be the visit of newly-promoted Huddersfield on Saturday September 9.Premier League 2017-18 fixtures in full: Every team, every gamelast_img read more


first_imgTHEY’RE the real night riders…the Donegal Mountain Bike Club members who plan to hit the trails of Gartan and Glenveagh this Friday night.So if anyone spots strange lights in the hills of Donegal this weekend, don’t worry – it won’t be UFOs!And they’re hoping new members will come along to see what all the fuss and fun is about. Paul Nash from the Donegal Mountain Bike Club said members had just taken possession of sophisticated new bike lights which will make their journey from Gartan through Glenveagh in the pitch black this Friday much easier.“I suppose with all the lights bopping about the place, some locals may think a UFO has landed,” said the 35-year-old.“With the darker evenings upon us, we still want to head out into the countryside after work so we’ve decided to do some night-time biking.“We will be staying off the main roads and taking to country paths around Gartan and Glenveagh. “We ordered hi-tech bike lights which will give us great visibility, especially in the darkness of the countryside.“We’d be delighted to see new members come along and enjoy night mountain biking.”The software developer at Letterkenny company Pramerica insisted amateurs are welcome.“We’ll be taking it fairly easy on Friday night but most importantly we will be sticking together for safety reasons. We don’t want to be losing anyone up there!” he added.The club is meeting at the boathouse at Gartan this Friday at 7.30pm and new members are welcome. Want to see a night ride…click the video on their facebook page below:’T MISTAKE US FOR A UFO…BIKERS PLANNING GLENVEAGH NIGHT RIDE! was last modified: September 28th, 2011 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:DONEGAL MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUBNOT UFOsUFOlast_img read more


first_imgKevin Cassidy has revealed he turned down an invitation by Jim McGuinness to re-join the Donegal panel earlier this year.Speaking on the eve of Sunday’s All-Ireland final the Gaoth Dobhair man recounts how McGuinness met him at his Letterkenny school at Easter.He revealed they had what Cassidy, 31, described as “a very civilised conversation, there were no heated moments”. It was the first time the pair had sat down together since Cassidy contributed to the This Is Our Year book, which resulted in McGuinness axing him from the panel, deeming it was a breach of their code of conduct.After clearing the air, McGuinness offered Cassidy the opportunity to come back but he later declined because he feared it would impact on the panel as well as his family.Cassidy told the Irish Examiner “The opportunity was there to go back but I said to him I didn’t want to go back and bring a whole mediacircus with me because these boys were about to go into their Championship season.“I don’t hold any grudges, I’ve never fallen out with anybody (about it) and I never will but you learn as you go on.” Cassidy informed McGuinness of his decision while on holidays a week later.In it, he expressed his gratitude towards McGuinness for everything that he had done for him last season.At the meeting, Cassidy stressed to McGuinness that he had not revealed any major secrets about Donegal.“I didn’t think I let him down and that’s where we had the conversation.”Cassidy said he has no regrets about passing up the chance at rejoining the panel which might have led to playing in Sunday’s All-Ireland medal. “You talk about your All-Irelands and your Ulsters or Connachts but at the end of the day it’s only a circle of a medal.“I’d appreciate more the people I have met. I’ve had fantastic appearances and it’s shaped me as a character.“If I wasn’t involved in the GAA I don’t think I’d be the person I am today and that’s what I take away from it.“There are a lot of people who weren’t lucky enough to play on good teams like we were able to and won stuff.” COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – CASSIDY REVEALS HE TURNED DOWN MCGUINNESS INVITE TO REJOIN SQUAD was last modified: September 21st, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALCroke ParkKevin Cassidylast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports SundayBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 0 Milford United 1This was a tightly fought affair between two teams in the bottom half of the table who desperately needed three points. Chances were few and far between in the first half. Donegal almost took the lead when Declan Browne’s effort was cleared off the line. It was Milford who got the breakthrough right on the stroke of half time. Gary Merritt ran onto the ball on the left hand side of the pitch and ran into the box before finishing low past the Donegal keeper. The second half was much the same and with few efforts from either team. Cappry Rovers 1 Cranford United 4Cranford opened the scoring as early as the fourth minute when a mistake in the Cappry defence allowed Brian Mc Veigh in to score from close range. The visitors kept the pressure on in search of a second goal and forced a number of corners and were unlucky not to score.Cranford scored their second on the half hour mark when the ball was given away by a Cappry defender and Kyle Black nipped in to score past the diving keeper. Cappry had a chance to pull a goal back in the forty third minute through Brian Lafferty but his shot was cleared off the line. After the break Cappry increased the pressure on the visitors and they were rewarded in the fifty third minute when Brendan Mc Laughlin beat the off side trap to score. Cappry thought they had got an equaliser in the sixty first minute when Patrick Mc Nulty rose highest to score with a header but he was adjudged to have been offside.Cranford went further ahead in the seventy third minute when, following a free kick, Kyle Black scored with a shot to the corner of the net. The home team pushed forward in search of a goal but were caught in the eightieth minute when Kyle Black won the ball, beat the Cappry defence and diving keeper, to complete his hat trick and give Cranford a deserved win and three points. Team Performance from Cappry. Kyle Black and Ryan Mc Gonagle were best for Cranford. Referee: Michael Connelly.Watson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 3 A breakaway goal from Eddie Doherty on eighty nine minutes earned Kilmacrennan Celtic a fortunate three points in a game in which Curragh will feel they could and perhaps should have won. The away side started strongly and were one up after only three minutes when Timmy Burke slotted home. Jason Hegarty then saved well from Calvin Bradley’s free on sixteen minutes but it was Kilmacrennan who scored again on twenty one minutes when Gary Gorman stormed in to score. Michael Mc Laughlin then headed off the line from a Gerard Melaugh header as Curragh began to find their form and then Gary Quinn saw his shot parried away by Hegarty again. But if Kilmacrennan looked impressive early on it was the home side who took over in the second period with Calvin Bradley slotting home two penalties on fifty five and sixty seven minutes to leave the game all square. Curragh were in complete control now with Calvin Bradley and Gerard Melaugh dominant in midfield and the ever dangerous Colm Melaugh causing all kinds of problems for the Kilmacrennan rearguard. But the home side found keeper Jason Hegarty in the Kilmacrennan nets almost unbeatable as he saved twice in succession when Curragh were through one on one with him. Kilmacrennan are a good footballing side and Shane O’ Brien had to also be alert in nets to keep them at bay and although Curragh matched them throughout and could have won it after drawing level. The visitor’s experience told in the end to grab all three points at the death. Great game of football, well done to all involved. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 Castlefin Celtic 3Castlefin Celtic kept their 100% record in the league intact but they had to fight all the way and to be fair the ‘71 will feel hard done by. The home team started the better and went in front on two minutes when Johnny Friel scored from a great Fergal Friel ball. Castlefin levelled on ten minutes when Emmet White scored direct from a free. Castlefin went in front on forty minutes when Ronan Tourish cooly fired home after great work from JP Malley. Kerrykeel pushed Castlefin all the way in the second half and had two great efforts cleared off the line on forty eight and sixty minutes and Marty Mc Ateer hit the crossbar from twenty yards after a great one-two with Mark Friel. The pressure finally paid off on eighty two minutes when a brilliant Kevin Loughrey cross was met by Johnny Friel who beat the keeper from six yards. Kerrykeel pushed for the winner however Castlefin won a free on the edge of the box on eighty nine minutes and JP Malley’s shot went over the wall and into the top corner. Referee: Mick Lagan. Best for Kerrykeel ‘71: Kevin Loughrey, Seimie Friel and Johnny Friel. Solid team performance from Castlefin Celtic.Keadue Rovers 2 Copany Rovers 0 Keadue Rovers kept up their good home form and stay in the promotion hunt with this hard fought win over Copany Rovers at Central Park. Conditions were poor throughout but both teams served up good fare. Copany were the best in the opening ten minutes with David Graham showing well up front and almost giving them the lead on six minutes. It took Keadue some time to get into the game. By the midway point of the first half Copany were still edging it and had an effort just wide on twenty minutes. The home side started to get more possession as the half went on. Keadue went ahead Adam Neely was pulled down and Martin Redmond slotted home the penalty. The goal lifted Keadue who could’ve increased their lead while all the time Copany were dangerous on the break. The home team made sure of victory six minutes from the end when Adam Neely’s cross from the left went into the far corner aided over the line by Sean Yank Boyle. Best for Copany were David Graham and Stephen Doherty. Best for Keadue were Adam Neely, Paul Yank Boyle and Martin Redmond.Referee: John Coyle.Whitestrand United 1 Gweedore United 1On a cold, wet day at Mc Garvey Park Whitestrand United took on Gweedore United. Both teams wanted the points and as a result the beginning of the game was largely played in the middle of the park. James Gallagher has a good shot that went narrowly wide. Gweedore also had a few shots but found Patrick Kelly in good form in the Whitestrand goals. The second half started with Whitestrand on the front foot. The first goal came when a Whitestrand player closed down the Gweedore keeper and the ball bounced into the net. Whitestrand deserved the lead but it was quickly levelled when a mistake by the Whitestrand defence led to a Gweedore player breaking through and slotting past the keeper. Both teams tried for a winner but it wasn’t to be and the game ended all square. Best for Whitestrand was Ryan Mc Cleary.CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 1 Dunlewey Celtic 0The home side dominated the game and created a momentous number of chances that they just couldn’t put in the back of the net. It was beginning to look like one of those days for Glenree until the introduction of Colin Gallagher who picked up the ball at the sideline and dribbled past four men to then unleash and unstoppable fizzing drive from 20 yards to deceive the keeper, who had a strong game. The home side were worthy of the three points but they were hard earned. Best on the day for Glenree were Martin Mc Bride and Gary (ban) Mc Clafferty. Team effort from Dunlewy Celtic. Referee: Martin CollBallybofey United 4 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Ballybofey United will hope that they can move on from their disappointing early January form after finding their shooting boots against Letterbarrow Celtic in Stranorlar on Sunday afternoon. The veteran of many battles, John Gregg, got one of the Ballybofey goals as did Christopher Mc Brearty who scored on his debut. Added to these were a brace from David Whyte who is as good a marksman on his day as any in the division. Unbelievably Letterbarrow remain pointless in a season that has so far dealt them quite a few unfortunate hands while Ballybofey move into fourth spot and will rue the lost points as 2015 got underway. Consolation for both in the fact that there are still a good few matches remaining.Eany Celtic 5 Raphoe Town 3Eany Celtic got off to a slow start with Raphoe Town’s Keelan Gillen taking advantage and scoring a goal only 3 minutes into the game. Pauric McHugh brought the sides level on the half hour mark. Raphoe quickly took the lead again two minutes later after being awarded a penalty which Paddy Gallagher slotted past Eany keeper Gavin Mulreany. Raphoe weren’t finished there just minutes after the restart they scored again through Peter Mc Glynn. In an amazing show of team spirit Eany Celtic regrouped and clawed one back early in the 2nd half with Des Mc Groarty’s tight angle shot going in off the post. James Flynn’s goal shortly afterwards brought the teams level at 3-3. The Eany strikers showed their quality with John Rose and Paul Mc Groarty both scoring to finish off the game at 5-3. A wonderful victory for Eany Celtic in a thrilling game full of goals.Ulster Junior ShieldBonagee United 5 Cockhill Celtic Colts 1Garry Breslin put the visitors ahead on six minutes when he headed home a cross from the left past Barney Gibbons. Bonagee should have levelled the game on thirteen minutes when Shaun Crossan shot wide from six yards. Aiden Mc Laughlin made it one each on twenty minutes when he headed home a Garry Patton corner. Aiden Mc Laughlin made it two one on thirty five minutes when Larry Maguire played a great ball down the wing to Shane Kelly and his cross into the box was met by Mc Laughlin who hammered home from ten yards. Noel O’ Donnell made it three one on fifty minutes when Shane Kelly made a great run from the centre on the pitch and squared to O’ Donnell on the edge of the box and the big striker beat two defenders and shot home from twelve yards. Bonagee got their fourth on seventy minutes through Gary Patton. Peter Mc Namee got the final goal of the game on eighty three minutes when he was put through on goal by Mark Hunter. Referee: Joe Mc Hugh.Ulster Junior CupGweedore Celtic 3 Lagan Harps 0Gweedore progressed to the next round of the Ulster Junior Cup following this home win. Although beaten by a 3-0 scoreline Lagan proved they are capable of playing at a higher level and they can concentrate their efforts on gaining promotion. Lagan nearly hit the front on ten minutes but Toner’s well hit drive from twenty yards was excellently saved by Chris Sweeney in the home goals. Dan Mc Bride and Damien O’ Sullivan began to take control around the middle and it was Mc Bride who put Gweedore ahead with a fine individual goal on 25 minutes. Damien Mc Fadden made two fine saves from Diver and Chris Mc Fadden but with one minute of the half remaining Gweedore doubled their advantage. A Jambo Boyle free on the edge of the box was headed home by Thomas Diver. The second half saw Lagan dominate possession without creating many clear cut chances. As the half wore on Gweedore’s defence made sure the visitors were kept scoreless and with 15 minutes remaining Diver put the issue beyond doubt after good work by Mc Kelvey. Best for Gweedore were Ciaran Ferry, Christopher Sweeney and Thomas Diver. For Lagan Damien Mc Fadden and Chris Toner were best. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleDrumoghill F.C. 5 Redcastle F.C. 0Drumoghill secured their passage to the next round of the Ulster Junior Cup with this comfortable victory over Inishowen League high flyers Redcastle. First half strikes from Paddy Rafferty (2), Paddy O’ Loan and Richie Moore meant that this contest was over by half time in a game that the hosts dominated from start to finish. They should really have added to their tally after a host of chances were spurned in the second half but they finally did grab a fifth when Marcus Oliver completed the rout in injury team. Referee: Paddy MartinErne Wanderers 3 Quigleys Point Swifts 2Erne Wanderers hosted QPS in the Ulster Cup on Sunday at the Lakeside Centre and came out on top in a five goal classic. Eamonn Cleary nodded home with just four minutes left on the clock to seal the victory. The first half was a cagey affair during which both sides battled well and the goalkeepers kept the score-line blank. The second half was much the same with both teams trying to play through the middle. The breakthrough came on 65 minutes when Cleary and Ward worked the ball across to Spratt who struck a sweet shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner. The lead didn’t last long as Dean Barron latched onto a poor clearance from Erne and lashed it home from the edge of the box. QPS then took the lead on 75 minutes when Karl Donnelly tapped home from 6 yards after good work down the left. Barry Mulligan then equalised on 81 minutes when he headed home a corner. The winner came with four minutes remaining when a clever free-kick between Mulligan and Russell resulted in Mulligan floating a cross to back post for Cleary to bury a header into the roof of the net. Erne had to survive a penalty shout in injury time but referee Liam Farren wasn’t interested. A good contest hard fought by both teamsSt. Catherines 1 Glengad F.C. 4St. Catherine’s played Glengad in the Ulster Cup in Emerald Park on Sunday. On thirty four minutes St. Catherines almost took the lead when Christopher Murrin had a header at the back post that was blocked by the Glengad keeper. Five minutes later Glengad when ahead from a free-kick. It was two on forty eight before Jason Noctor had a chance to get on the score-sheet but his shot was saved by the Glengad keeper. In the fifty fourth minute two became three and three became four on eighty minutes, again from a dead ball situation. Jason Noctor responded immediately with an individual effort but Glengad progress in the Ulster Junior Cup.Downtown CupMilford United Reserves 2 Ramelton Mariners 2The spoils were shared in a closely fought encounter at Moyle View. Mariners controlled the game from the off with Milford finding it hard to retain any possession. Mariners failed to turn their possession into chances until Milford failed to clear and Corey Mc Cahill played a neat one two and finished past Enda McHugh. Milford were much improved in the second half and were rewarded in the sixtieth minute when Anthony Hegarty slotted home from the penalty spot after Lee Burke was brought down. Brandon Toye beat the offside trap to put the Mariners back in front with twenty minutes left. Hegarty got his second of the game from another penalty after a hand ball.Cranford United Reserves 1 Glenree United Reserves 5(No Report Received)Glencar Celtic 4 Mulroy Celtic 1Glencar’s new signing Cathal Gallagher broke the deadlock with a strike from the edge of the box low into the corner, the only goal of the first half. Shortly after the restart Brogan played a lovely through ball for Gallagher however the keeper was alert to the danger and cleared only for it to fall to Froggy who did very well to control the clearance and steer it in from 40 yards. Mulroy started the second half well but it was the Letterkenny men who struck again through a Jason Doherty penalty after a handball in the box. Glencar were awarded another penalty after Seany Houston played in Doherty who was pulled back and he converted for his second of the game. Mulroy pulled one back through Sean Coyle after a lapse in communication in the Glencar rearguard. Good team performance form Mulroy. Best for Glencar were the midfield duo Marty Brogan & Mark Graham.Orchard F.C. 7 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 3Orchard got off to the perfect start on 10minutes when Barney Mc Menamin tucked in a great cross from John Boyle. They doubled their lead on 15minutes when Micheal Doherty turned well in the box and finished neatly. Niall Bonner scored his first goal of the game on 20 minutes after beating a defender and slotting the ball home. Drumoghill never gave up and after Carlos Rogers was upended in the box on 35minutes Micheal Lynch despatched the penalty. Drumoghill got their second 5 minutes later after Richard Tinney hit a great shot from the edge of the box which found the top corner. Orchard got their 4th goal on 44 minutes when Niall Bonner scored his second. Drumoghill started the second half well and won another penalty when Richard Tinney was brought down by an Orchard defender on 50minutes. Micheal Lynch got his second of the game sending the keeper the wrong way. Orchard got their 5th when Paddy Mc Laughlin on 55minutes scored a cracker which flew into the bottom corner of the net. Orchard really took control of the game and Micheal Doherty got his second on 60 minutes after beating two defenders and drilling his shot into the top corner. Drumoghill tried hard but couldn’t find a way back into the game. Niall Bonner completed his hat-trick in the 80th minute after turning a few defenders and tucking the ball past the keeper. Best for Orchard were Niall Bonner, Micheal Doherty and Chick Mc Laughlin, with a good team effort from Drumoghill.Curragh Athletic Reserves 1 Tullyvinney Rovers 2Tullyvinney started this game well with Mathew Grant scoring after just 15 minutes. Curragh were unlucky not to equalise when a Calvin Bradley shot was well saved by Nigel Hegarty. Tullyvinney scored again in the 30th minute though Joel Cromie. Curragh fully dominated the second half with Nigel Hegarty pulling off save after save. Curragh scored in the 75th minute, a brilliant free kick from Calvin Bradley. Curragh pushed for an equaliser but the Tullyvinney keeper proved unbeatable on the night.Drumbar F.C. 1 Fintown Harps AFC 2Drumbar started the brighter of the two teams and they dominated the first 45minutes. It took to the 41st minute to get the breakthrough when Caolan Loughney’s shot was too strong for the Fintown netminder. The second half continued in the same vein until Fintown were awarded a free kick for what the home team felt was a 50-50 tackle. A goal for the visitors was the result of the free kick. Soon afterwards another disputed free had the same outcome, turning the game on its head. That is how it ended and the home team can be happy with their performance against a team in the division above them even though the result went against them. Good team performance from Drumbar with Owen Harron, Conrad Clarke and Daniel Bennett outstanding. Team performance from FintownArranmore United 0 Strand Rovers 0Arranmore travelled for this reversed fixture to Strand Park where the points were split in a tight contest. Edward Mc Gowan went close from a corner for Arran early on but the majority of the play was in the middle of the park in the opening half. Both teams came out flying in the 2nd half and Strand sent ball after ball into the Arran box but Arran defended well. Declan Proctor twice came close for Arran and Chim Reynolds struck the post with 10 minutes to go. Daniel O’ Donnell then beat two men and turned inside and sent a curling effort which was destined for the far corner but a defender got his head in the way and diverted it. A point apiece here Referee: James Malseed.ResultsSaturdayDowntown CupMilford United Reserves 2 v 2 Ramelton MarinersCranford United Reserves 1 v 5 Glenree United ReservesGlencar Celtic 4 v 1 Mulroy CelticOrchard F.C. 7 v 3 Drumoghill F.C. ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 2 Tullyvinney RoversDrumbar F.C. 1 v 2 Fintown Harps AFCArranmore United 0 v 0 Strand RoversUlster Junior ShieldMoville Celtic Reserves 4 v 2 St. Catherines ReservesSundayBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 0 v 1 Milford UnitedCappry Rovers 1 v 4 Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic 2 v 3 Kilmacrennan CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 v 3 Castlefin CelticKeadue Rovers 2 v 0 Copany RoversWhitestrand United 1 v 1 Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 1 v 0 Dunlewey CelticBallybofey United 4 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticEany Celtic 5 v 3 Raphoe TownUlster Junior ShieldCockhill Celtic Youths 3 v 4 Deele HarpsBonagee United 5 v 1 Cockhill Celtic ColtsUlster Junior CupAileach F.C. 0 v 3 Convoy ArsenalCootehill Harps 2 v 1 Kildrum TigersMonaghan Town 0 v 1 Glenea UnitedMoville Celtic 0 v 1 Rathmullan CelticGweedore Celtic 3 v 0 Lagan HarpsDrumoghill F.C. 5 v 0 Redcastle F.C.Erne Wanderers 3 v 2 Quigleys Point SwiftsSt. Catherines 1 v 4 Glengad F.C.FixturesSaturday 31-01-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United v Donegal Town Reserves (K.O. 1.30pm)Glencar Celtic v Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoRamelton Mariners v Mulroy CelticTullyvinney Rovers v Strand RoversDowntown CupErne Wanderers v Fintown Harps AFCSt. Catherines Reserves v Drumbar F.C.Drumoghill F.C. Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Orchard F.C.Milford United Reserves v Cranford United ReservesSunday 01-02-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United v Drumoghill F.C.Rathmullan Celtic v Lifford CelticSt. Catherines v Kildrum TigersWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic v Gweedore UnitedWhitestrand United v Keadue RoversCopany Rovers v Lagan HarpsDunkineely Celtic v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoDunlewey Celtic v Bonagee UnitedEany Celtic v Raphoe TownLetterbarrow Celtic v Deele HarpsBallybofey United v Convoy ArsenalDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 25th, 2015 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 Leaguelast_img read more