Wan-Bissaka could get shock England call-up with Southgate set to recall Winks

first_imgHARRY WINKS will return to the England squad as Gareth Southgate prepares for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.England’s head coach is also considering a shock call for Manchester United’s £50million right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.1 Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Winks are both pushing for a call-up from Gareth SouthgateTottenham midfielder Winks has not played for his country since the 3-0 victory over USA in November last year.Southgate will pick a 26-man squad for the qualifiers at Wembley on Saturday week against Bulgaria and the trip to St Mary’s to play Kosovo the following Tuesday.Southgate has been impressed with Winks’ fine form this season.Wan-Bissaka has made an assured start to his career at Old Trafford since joining from Crystal Palace and is pushing hard for a call up.Southgate will pick Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but Wan-Bissaka is competing for a spot with Kieran Trippier.Southgate is also likely to name Chelsea’s Mason Mount in today’s squad.He has scored Prem goals against Leicester and Norwich after being promoted to the first team under Frank Lampard.Man Utd newbie Wan-Bissaka scores easy solo goal in training before making amazing tackle to set up another ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMOST READ IN SPORT SILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleLeicester forward James Maddison is still sweating on a return but England legend Paul Gascoigne has tipped him to make his mark.He said: “Maddison wants to be on the ball all the time. He’s like Jack Wilshere a while back.“You rarely see anybody taking on players. They are frightened in case they lose the ball.”last_img read more

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Tribute to the Late Joseph Korto Gbowee

first_imgJoseph Korto Gbowee was born on June 10, 1938 in Sanoyea, Bong County, which was   the Central Province, one of the three interior political subdivisions of Liberia before the beginning of the Tubman Unification era in 1964.  It was in June 1964 that the three Interior Provinces were transformed into the Four New Counties: Bong, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Gedeh.  That is when Liberia’s Interior people,  gained full political recognition and were able to elect their own two Senators and Representatives for each county.  This town, Sanoyea, has gained national prominence for producing many famous citizens of Liberia,  including Mrs. Priscilla Payne, widow of the first Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, Rt. Rev. Roland J. Payne; Honorable Peter K. Bema, Deputy Minister of Finance, Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) and Vice Presidential Candidate of the Unity Party, along with Presidential Candidate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in the 1997 Liberian presidential elections; the late Nora Giddings Howard, mother of Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor of Bong County; Lands, Mines and Energy Minister and later Senator James Y. Gbarbea, Rev. Emmanuel Giddings, Executive Director of Liberia’s leading literacy organization, ALFALIT, Dr. Walter Traub Gwenigale, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and, of course, Madam Leyma Gbowee, one of the first two Liberian Nobel Peace Laureates, along with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.Sanoyea is one of the citadels of Lutheran establishments in Liberia, hosting the first Lutheran educational institution outside of the coastal seat of Lutheran missions in Millsburg and Harrisburg up the right and left banks of the St Paul River.Sanoyea is therefore where Joseph Gbowee embraced the Martin Luther doctrine of ‘justification by faith’ as a Christian for sins to be forgiven. Gbowee’s commitment and dedication to this faith was unwavering. He became an acolyte in the Church in Sanoyea, going on to serve the Church’s Totota Parish and later in St. Peters’ Lutheran Parish in Monrovia, which may be considered the church’s leading parish.His service to the St. Peters’ Parish was marked with devotion and distinction, ranking him as Father of the Year twice and further elevating him to the status of ‘Grandfather of the year.’ Joseph Gbowee’s outstanding contribution to the St, Peter’s Lutheran Church Parish was his commitment to the effective performance of the choir by ensuring that all its electronic instruments function properly at all times. For this reason he always sat and sang with the Choir. To sum it all up, Joseph Gbowee was born and baptized as a Lutheran, he married in the Lutheran Church, all his children are confirmed Lutherans, and he served the Lutheran church at all levels of the laity, leading to head the Council of Elders in his Congregation. This devotion to Church duties strengthened him as head of his family.Father Gbowee and Rachael Kolleh in 1973 took the matrimonial oath before God to become partners till death parts them. This union was strong and remained intact until his death. This holy matrimony was blessed with six children, most of whom were girls. Joseph Gbowee loved his girls, always motivating them to become somebody in life. It is, therefore, no surprise that his daughter, Leymah Gbowee, along with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.He proudly escorted the Nobel Laureate to receive this most distinguished International Peace Prize in Norway in 2011.We, Lutherans, are proud of this achievement and consider it as the apex of Grandfather Gbowee’s accomplishments. A high level functioning family maintained by Grandfather Gbowee was indeed based on a sound educational foundation. Joseph Gbowee started his education sojourn at the Sanoyea Lutheran Elementary School and continued at the Totota Lutheran Junior High School. He completed his senior high school education at the Booker Washington Institute, specializing in electronics, in which he pursued advanced studies abroad. This educational qualification determined his career path.JOSEPH GBOWEE started his career controlling and maintaining electronic equipment at the Executive Mansion, the office of the president of the Republic of Liberia, within the Executive Action Bureau (EAB). He distinguished himself as a dedicated, trusted and patriotic civil servant in that Bureau. His record of performance was outstanding, providing the opportunity for promotion to a higher office in the National Security Agency (NSA), where he served assiduously until retirement.This public service background, qualification and experience prompted him to establish a private security agency: The Angel Security Agency, which he managed until his demise.As we say in Liberia, Father Gbowee was a “hard working man”. Socially, Father Gbowee was a man of the people. He was known only by the name “Neighbor” in his community. The name Gbowee is hardly recognized in his neighborhood. His favorite sport was football, which he played well in high school.Father Gbowee had 11 dogs,  but hated the one called Tiger because he is too caring and behaves like a human.Unfortunately this family man, this strong religious leader, this fine neighbor left us here, got ill on August 13 and died shortly thereafter on August 25, 2014 at #37 Military Hospital in Accra Ghana.Goodbye, Elder Gbowee, till we meet again.MAY YOUR SOUL and ALL SOULS OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED REST IN PEACE AND LIGHT PERPETUAL SHINE ON THEMShare 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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CAL announces layaway flights

first_imgCaribbean Airlines (CAL) has announced a new promotion called Caribbean Layaway, an interest-free layaway plan, which allows passengers travelling within a two to six month period, the opportunity to pay for their flights on a phased basis.It means passengers can now hold a reservation with a 25 per cent deposit.Customers would have to pay the balance at a later specified date.The airline announced the promotion on its website today.The option applies to all flights originating in Guyana to all CAL destinations and all flights originating in Trinidad to New York.The airline said it would continue to add routes to this offer.The offer is not available on the company’s website, but can be accessed at ticket offices in Port of Spain and Guyana. (T&T Newday)last_img read more

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Ferris takes Bike Club race on newly debuted trail

first_imgFerris placed first on the big loop and new Creek loop, a 9 km distance in total, with a time of 45:05.Coming in second place was Matt Gilmore, who completed the race with a time of 45:40. Third went to Richard Howes at 48:30 and George Gamble fourth with a time of 48:51.The evening also featured a regular loop race, where Danielle Howes placed first with a time of 35:30. Chris Wagner was second at 41:00, with Adam Currie placing third at 45:08.- Advertisement -There will be little rest for the Bike Club members, as the Club will race in another race Thursday evening, with another Baldonnel time trial, which will begin at 7 p.m.For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of its upcoming events, visit the Club’s official website.last_img read more

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Earthquake warnings on the way

first_imgSAN JOSE – After a devastating earthquake hit the Hayward Fault in 1868, Bay Area physician J.D. Cooper shared what sounded like a half-baked idea at the time: Use wires and electric currents to sound alarm bells at the start of a major earthquake, giving a brief warning to people living away from the epicenter. The idea – or a variation of it – is likely to become reality in California within the next decade, many seismologists believe. And while 10 to 20 seconds’ warning might not sound like much, experts say it could make a difference. Commuter trains could be slowed to reduce the risk of derailments. Fire stations could open their garage doors and get their engines ready to roll. Interstate metering lights could all be turned to red to keep vehicles at a stop. Elevators could be programmed to open at the nearest floor to prevent people from getting trapped when the quake hits. Mexico City, although prone to devastating quakes, has the good fortune to be situated about 180 miles from a quake zone, allowing for about 100 seconds of warning before dangerous quakes rumble through town. Japan’s system is geared for earthquakes that originate offshore, also giving residents more warning time. But in California, where many cities are built directly atop numerous faults, warning times wouldn’t be greater than tens of seconds – tops. The warning systems don’t predict quakes before they happen, but instead sense a temblor’s motions and sounds alarms miles away, before the shaking has a chance to arrive. In Mexico City, old-fashioned seismographs wait for the peak ground shaking along the coast, estimate the size of the quake, then issue a warning if it is strong enough. The warnings are sent via radio signals, which are detected by special boxes in government offices and some residential areas. The signals are also sent to radio and TV stations, which relay the warnings. California researchers are working on a more advanced system that senses primary waves, the earliest of two types of energy or motions from an earthquake. These P-waves move much faster than secondary waves, which cause the greatest damage during a quake. California scientists are cautiously optimistic that within the first few seconds of an earthquake, high-tech observation stations could detect the P-waves, and a computer could then quickly estimate the expected magnitude of the quake. If it seems like a large quake – which usually can’t be confirmed until the S-waves arrive – a warning would be issued immediately. The warning wouldn’t be of much help at the epicenter, where only about two seconds separate the arrival of the P- and S-waves. But farther out, the slower S-waves take a little time to appear. During the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which originated in the Santa Cruz Mountains, most of the fatalities occurred about 60 to 70 miles away in San Francisco and Oakland. “If we were to have a repeat of that earthquake, we would have about 20 seconds’ warning for Oakland or San Francisco,” UC Berkeley’s Allen said. While that isn’t long enough to help someone in a high-rise building or movie theater, it could give transit operators and first-responders a chance to take some action. “The more heads-up we can get, the safer we can make the system,” said Linton Johnson, a spokesman for the BART rail service in San Francisco. “You can’t stop a train on a dime, but slowing it down may very well limit the number of injuries in a massive quake.” But scientists concede that even if a system works as well as hoped, just as many buildings will be destroyed, and many lives will still be lost. “Earthquake early warning is not a panacea,” said Dave Wald, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo. “Some people won’t get a warning.” Scientists are still trying to determine just how accurate and reliable the proposed system would be. By quickly estimating the size of an earthquake before accurate measurements are in and then sounding an alarm, the system could create unnecessary fear if the quake ends up being smaller than expected. But if the system waited until the true magnitude of a quake was known, there really wouldn’t be much warning at all. “It’s inevitable there will be some false alarms,” Allen said. “It’s also inevitable there will be some missed alarms. The question is: How many will there be?” There’s also the question of expense. Allen estimated California would need about 300 monitoring stations, costing from $10 million to $30 million. Despite the complications, Wald expects that a warning system will be – and should be – operational within the next decade. “There’s a lot more that needs to be worked out,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There could even be a public alert system, the modern-day equivalent of an air-raid siren, but experts are debating whether that would promote safety – or panic. “I think it’s clear there’s benefit to having a warning system like this,” said Richard M. Allen, a professor at the seismological laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley, who is among those spearheading the efforts to create such a system. “And we’re developing one of the most accurate warning systems that exists.” Indeed, government and private university workers are now testing an early prototype for an earthquake warning system – one that works by measuring the fastest-moving waves from a quake, and sending an alert before the slower, more devastating waves hit. The concept isn’t new – earthquake early-warning systems are already up and running to some degree in Japan, Mexico, Taiwan and Turkey. But scientists say those systems wouldn’t be as effective in California because of the differences in geography and city design. last_img read more

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Barcelona and Real Madrid agree new date after Clasico postponed due to protests

first_imgBarca and Madrid swiftly came to an agreement, hours after the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced they had until 10:00am (0800 GMT) on Monday to find a revised date for the game.All that remains is for the RFEF to confirm the change with La Liga, although the league would prefer the match take place on December 7.December 7 is a Saturday and has more potential for broadcasters but it would require moving both Barcelona against Real Mallorca and Madrid against Espanyol.December 18 is a Wednesday and would clash with the Copa del Rey but neither Barca nor Madrid will be involved at that stage of Spain’s domestic cup competition.In a statement on Friday, Barcelona stressed their belief that the original fixture, scheduled for October 26 at Camp Nou, should have gone ahead.“The club’s desire was to play the Clasico at Camp Nou on the 26th, the date and time previously agreed and the Committee was informed of this in writing,” read the Barcelona statement.“The club has the utmost confidence in the peaceful behaviour of its members and fans who always express themselves in exemplary fashion at Camp Nou.“Nevertheless, having received the decision of the RFEF Competition Committee to postpone the game citing ‘exceptional circumstances’ and given that it falls to the clubs to agree a new date for the game before Monday, the club will propose December 18.”– Venue switch ruled out –Real Madrid later added: “Real Madrid wishes to communicate that the date proposed by both clubs is the 18th of December.”Barcelona added the club “regrets the inconvenience” caused to fans and will refund those that had bought tickets for the original fixture.The imprisonment of pro-independence leaders has sparked violent demonstrations across the city and there were fears protesters would use the match against Madrid to stage further acts of unrest.Barcelona’s football club is regarded as a symbol of Catalanism and had responded on Monday with a statement insisting “prison sentences are not the solution”.La Liga then proposed to the RFEF the venue of the Clasico be changed from Camp Nou to Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu but both clubs opposed the switch.Instead, it has been decided a change of date is necessary due to what the RFEF described as “exceptional circumstances”.“The RFEF agrees to dismiss the request made by La Liga in relation to reversing the order of the matches played between Barcelona and Real Madrid,” an RFEF statement read earlier on Friday.“FC Barcelona and Real Madrid must agree on the new date of the meeting before October 21.“In case of not reaching an agreement, the Competition Committee will be responsible for determining the date of the meeting.”After the Catalan independence referendum in 2017, Barcelona played a league match against Las Palmas behind closed doors in protest, after their request for a postponement was rejected.Barca play away at Eibar in La Liga on Saturday and planned to make the 589-kilometre journey by bus to avoid demonstrations at El Prat airport.Real Madrid also play on Saturday, away at Real Mallorca.0Shares0000(Visited 28 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Anti-riot police in action against pro-separatist demonstrations in Catalonia on October 17 © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Oct 18 – Barcelona and Real Madrid have agreed a new date of December 18 for the Clasico after Spain’s biggest football match was postponed on Friday due to protests in Catalonia.The fixture was set to be Barcelona’s first home game since nine pro-Catalan independence leaders were sentenced to imprisonment on Monday for their role in the illegal referendum in 2017.last_img read more

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LAWNDALE MAKES AN ARTISTIC STATEMENT

first_imgLawndale’s first public art project, Portraits of Lawndale, was installed over the weekend. Residents painted 20 plywood panels during summer community workshops at the city’s library. The panels were hung from the construction fence around the future county library site at City Hall. Hollywood artist Gayle Gale oversaw the workshops. Most of the panels, painted to look like pages of a book, were drawn by local children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.160Want 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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Gianni Infantino latest: UEFA offices raided by Swiss police

first_img FIFA president Gianni Infantino 1 UEFA’s offices were raided by Swiss police on Wednesday after its former secretary general, and now FIFA president, Gianni Infantino became embroiled in the Panama Papers affair.So soon after his appointment as the new FIFA boss, Infantino has said he is “dismayed” and “will not accept” that his integrity is being doubted after a leak of a television rights contract bearing his signature.The 46-year-old Swiss-Italian, in his former role as UEFA director of legal services, co-signed a television rights contract in 2006 with two businessmen who have since been caught up in football’s corruption scandal, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists which is analysing 11 million leaked files.Infantino and UEFA deny wrongdoing, but Swiss authorities raided the Nyon offices of European football’s governing body on Wednesday, it confirmed.UEFA, who are fully cooperating with police, said in a statement: “UEFA can confirm that today we received a visit from the office of the Swiss Federal Police acting under a warrant and requesting sight of the contracts between UEFA and Cross Trading/Teleamazonas.“Naturally, UEFA is providing the Federal Police with all relevant documents in our possession and will cooperate fully.”Prior to voting in Infantino as president on February 26, FIFA agreed to a reform package designed to address issues of governance, accountability, transparency and diversity.But its troubled past continues to cast a shadow and provoke awkward questions.Infantino has been urged to use his place in the Panama Papers affair to show his commitment to implementing change.Conservative Damian Collins MP, a founder of the group New FIFA Now which campaigned for reform under Infantino’s predecessor Sepp Blatter, said the new president must show his commitment to reviving FIFA is unwavering following his election on February 26 as the crisis refuses to subside.Collins told Press Association Sport: “The question many people ask is: so far what’s changed? FIFA agreed on reforms, but where is the implementation?“There’s been a change of style, but has there been a change of substance and when is that going to come through?“On issues like this Infantino needs to stand up and be counted, try to persuade people that he will drive through the reforms without fear or favour and radically change the culture and practices of world football.“For FIFA’s sake he’s got to. If he’s unable to do that convincingly in the next few months, the crisis that has engulfed FIFA will not go away.“If he is unable to lead the change that it needs – not just in terms of the statutes, but the culture of the organisation – then there will have to be a much more radical overhaul of FIFA.“His election was a step in the journey to reform, but only a small step and a lot more needs to be done.”last_img read more

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TRALEE TUSSLE SEES KERRY PIP DONEGAL – CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY

first_imgThe cut-throat nature of Division One football was illustrated yesterday as two of the country’s top teams crossed swords in Tralee. Despite a relatively good performance from Donegal they left the South empty handed. That has been the way in a lot of games this year – good displays but with no points to show for the effort.Rory Gallagher wont be too despondent though as his side were well in the game until a costly five minute period in the closing stages put paid to their chances. Three bad wides in succession from Colm McFadden, Mark McHugh and Christy Toye left the team two points in arrears instead of potentially being one to the good; the next Kerry attack led to David Moran’s expertly dispatched penalty and that was game over.By Cathal MacSuibhne Up until then, the teams played out an entertaining contest, sprinkled with wonderful point taking and some tough tackling as was anticipated with feelings from the All-Ireland Final still lingering. These teams served up what was possibly the worst ever September showpiece yet with the stakes a lot less this weekend they showed what they’re capable of.The Donegal team took to the field only a short time before throw in and its notable in recent weeks that the warm-up routine directly before the match has been cut much shorter than what it would have been in previous seasons. The side has started games well for the most part and they did so again yesterday with Ryan McHugh timing his run perfectly before collecting Martin O’Reilly’s pass and finishing with aplomb.Bryan Sheehan then took control of proceedings via his exemplary dead ball ability, notching four first half frees as well as a 45’ from the floor. He also sent over an arching point from play, finishing with a personal tally of 0-6 before injury brought about a premature end to his day.Michael Murphy wasn’t to be outdone in the placed ball stakes as the Donegal captain stroked over two monsters from fifty metres and another from a 45’ in the second half. The wind has played a pivotal role in Donegal’s last two games, often to the detriment of good football. It wasn’t as pronounced yesterday in the shadow of the Stacks mountains but both teams did have difficulty in finding their target men full forwards.Donegal had the wind at their backs in the first half but failed on a number of occasions to find Murphy. He cut a frustrated figure at times due to the ball coming into him, as well as the excellent spoiling display of his marker Mark Griffin.Most observers in the crowd felt Michael was lucky to stay on the field following is over eager attempt to win a Kerry kickout ahead of Jonathan Lynne. The ball was there to be won but he knew there was every chance he’d take the man at the same time. They might not admit to it but every manager in the country would be disappointed if their player didn’t go in 100% for such a challenge. Clare referee Rory Hickey, gave the visitors the benefit of the doubt.The half time whistle sounded soon after and despite the belt he took, Lynne didn’t feel as bad the local youngster who took an O’Neills in the face during the kids match.After the change of ends it was Kerry who had problems finding their No 14 with numerous long balls going over Kieran Donaghy’s head and out for Donegal restarts. Paul Durcan again found the going tough against Kerry, as their twin tower midfield of David Moran and Anthony Maher produced a dominant platform for their team. Durcan looked for short options whenever he could in an attempt to keep the ball away from the duo. His very first kickout of the game was a fluffed effort that went straight to the opposition corner forward, Barry John Keane and unfortunately it has happened on a few occasions in this league campaign. The ghosts of Croke Park in September are beneath the surface and haven’t yet gone away.One man who didn’t feature last September but is improving every week is Hugh McFadden. Noticeable shy in possession in the early weeks of the year, he is becoming more vocal and authorative with each passing week and capped a fine display with a great score from distance. McFadden is playing a role that Donegal haven’t employed anyone to do in the last number of years, a stationary sweeper around his own 45m line. The elder McHugh, Frank McGlynn and others have undertaken varying sweeping functions in recent years with more emphasis on all action box-to-box play but the Kilybegs is a more specific link between defence and attack.McFadden’s presence and Kerry’s ploy of playing three defenders on two Donegal forwards and allowing the rest of their team to press high up the field let Donegal play more of a counter attacking game; in stark contrast to last week they had space to attack into.The purists from the Kingdom may not like to see Peter Crowley manning the zone in front of Murphy and Patrick McBrearty although in truth many of them may not have even noticed. Standing amongst Kerry fans, affectionately referred to as ‘animals’ by the late Paidi O’Se, is certainly an education. You wont learn much about football but you’ll learn plenty about the Kerry mindset and how each and every one of them think they should be wearing Eammonn Fitzmaurice’s Bainisteoir jacket. “Let it in will ya?!” is the most common cry from the terraces, whether or not anyone is inside to receive the ball seems irrelevant! At one stage yesterday the crowd were aghast when they realised Johnny Buckley played a ball into the square yet Donaghy was out on the wing on the far side of the field – long ball is no good to Kerry folk without a big man to catch it.The best of the lot was the man who thought that half time was up with thirty minutes on the clock; his embarrassed comrade then informing him that senior inter-county matches are seventy minute affairs these days (and have been since the mid-1970’s!).The crowd weren’t too happy with the home side’s last play of the day either – after getting into Donegal’s half they were pressed and harried and ended up being pushed back, just like the Welsh did to us in Cardiff on Saturday, with the ball ending up back with goalkeeper Brendan Kealy. That Kerry retained possession for a number of minutes and created a scoring chance at the end of it all was lost on some supporters.BBC’s John Inverdale got in trouble last week during his channel’s Cheltenham coverage with his rose-tinted remark, in Austin Stacks Park yesterday everything was seen through Kerry-tinted spectacles.Despite their aversion to anything other than kicking the ball into the big man, Kerry’s most impressive scores were those they got through running from deep with Moran and defender Paul Murphy registering excellent points on the run in the first half.Buckley took most of the plaudits yesterday but in giant midfielder Moran, Kerry have a real classy operator. Comfortable off both feet, great in the air and covers the ground well its great to see him in full flow after suffering so many injury problems early in his career.In the end a two point margin of victory was probably just about right; a five or six point defeat would have been hard on Donegal and Murphy’s late penalty put a fairer complexion on the scoreboard.Those three crucial wides played a big part in the defeat for Rory’s men, as well as Neil McGee’s error before Keane’s fisted goal. The normally economical Donegal haven’t been at their efficient best in front of the posts lately; yesterday’s defeat along with the reversal against the Dubs in Croke Park have seen possible points left behind.While the football on show conveyed the class and quality that both teams possess, Donegal are now in a relegation dogfight and there’s every chance that an ugly shoot out with Tyrone awaits in Ballbofey in two weeks time. On that day points will most certainly override performance.TRALEE TUSSLE SEES KERRY PIP DONEGAL – CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY was last modified: March 16th, 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)last_img read more

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LIVE: Cancellations and Closures in Donegal, Tuesday 17th October

first_imgSchools, services and businesses have announced they will be closed on Tuesday 17th October in the aftermath of the severe storm Ophelia.Expected storm damage and power outages have led to preemptive closures:Closure List (as of Monday, 16th Oct 9pm) All primary and secondary schools in Ireland have been ordered to close on Tuesday by the Department of Education.All Donegal ETB schools, Further Education and Training Centres, crèches, Gartan Outdoor Education and Training centre and the music service are closed – check this list for full detailsThe Doorway Project childcare services will remain closed on TuesdayThe Department of Education has said the decision to open/close would be left to each individual third level college.Management at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology have said the campus will reopen. Students and staff are advised to travel only if it’s safe to do so. Further updates will be shared on LYIT Facebook or via email.Refresh this page for more updates as they come in. Send your cancellation notices to info@donegaldaily.com or message Donegal Daily on Facebook.  LIVE: Cancellations and Closures in Donegal, Tuesday 17th October was last modified: October 16th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cancellationsClosuresHurricane Ophelialast_img read more

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