Canelo Alvarez cannot afford slip in Garden bout against Rocky Fielding

first_imgLATEST STORIES Alvarez moves up from 160 pounds to 168 in search of a third division title, which would place him in special company among his countrymen — only eight others have held three division crowns. That’s the quest at Madison Square Garden against Fielding, a heavy underdog despite owning the belt.“For me it is very big to enter that select group of Mexicans who have become three-division world champions,” Alvarez said. “It is what is motivating me. It is very important to enter into that list of very big fighters from Mexico … to enter history, that is what I want, to make history. Making history, the door is almost open. So I am very motivated to win this fight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAs for moving up in weight but down in class — no one is comparing England’s Fielding (27-1, 15 knockouts) to Golovkin — Alvarez insists there are no worries. He’s not going to be looking ahead to his 2019 schedule just yet.“I never like to get overconfident, whether I am the favorite or not,” said Alvarez, who is 50-1-2, the only defeat to Floyd Mayweather five years ago, when Alvarez wasn’t quite ready for such a master boxer. “To me it is not important who is favored. For boxing, one punch can change everything; anything can happen in the ring. I get my confidence in training for what I can do in the ring.” What he can do in the ring is punch with power, defend with elan, attack quickly or stealthily. It’s not likely that Fielding, making his first title defense, has seen anything like Canelo in the ring.Fielding upset Tyron Zeuge in Germany on July 14 with a fifth-round knockout. This is his shot at the big time at age 31 — sure sounds like a Rocky story.So while the only time he’s seen a sports event at the Garden was a Knicks game three years ago — Alvarez also is making his MSG debut — Fielding isn’t letting on if he has any stage fright.“You know, I went to Germany and no one gave me a chance there,” he said with a smile. “It’s the same here. No one gives me a chance here, but I’ve prepared well, I believe in myself. I’ve come here as a champion.”Alvarez, 28, comes in as a much more heralded champion. Some consider him the best in the business these days, and he’s got some impressive victories on his resume. In addition to a win and draw over Golovkin, Alvarez has beaten Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan, Erislandy Lara, Shane Mosley and Austin Trout. More than a few observers question whether Fielding could handle any of them, let alone Canelo.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award But Alvarez is going from middleweight to super middleweight, which can be dicey.“That’s the risk, to be moving up in weight, to fight somebody who is used to fighting stronger fighters, who is used to taking stronger punches,” Alvarez said. “I know the challenge, but I like the challenge, and I am happy for it.”Inevitably, Alvarez gets asked about a third bout with Golovkin, considering how close their previous two fights were, and the money and attention that would be there. He doesn’t exactly shrug when questioned about it, but it’s clear Triple G is not foremost on his mind.For now.“It is no secret we want to win this fight and then come back to our division, 160 pounds,” he said. “But we can make combinations between 160 and 168. We will see what the future has … but I can guarantee we will go back to 160 pounds.“We had two good fights … maybe in 2019 we can have a third fight. We’ll see. Right now, I am 100 percent focused on Saturday. What I do know is I will fight in May and September next year. What I will do is give great fights to the public.”NOTES: The main undercard fight of Canada’s David Lemieux against Tureano Johnson has been canceled after Lemieux was hospitalized with dehydration issues while trying to make weight.A former middleweight champion, Lemieux always has struggled to make the 160-pound limit. But he was in line for a possible fight with Alvarez if he fought impressively on Saturday. In his last fight, he knocked out Gary O’Sullivan in the first round on the Alvarez-Golovkin card in September. On the cusp of a title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, boxers Canelo Alvarez, left, and Rocky Fielding pose for photos at Madison Square Garden in New York. In an odd way, there is more pressure on Canelo Alvarez when he fights Saturday night against unheralded Rocky Fielding than there was in his two matchups with Gennady Golovkin. A loss to the WBA super middleweight champion not only could taint his decision over Golovkin earlier this year, it could significantly muddle the future for the Mexican star. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK — In an odd way, there is more pressure on Canelo Alvarez when he fights Saturday night against unheralded Rocky Fielding than there was in his two matchups with Gennady Golovkin.A loss to the WBA super middleweight champion not only could taint his decision over Golovkin this year, it could significantly muddle the future for the Mexican star.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Striker wanted by Arsenal, Man United and Chelsea could leave PSG, admits agent

first_img1 In-demand PSG forward Edinson Cavani The agent of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea target Edinson Cavani has hinted his client may leave Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, even if they win the Champions League.Cavani has been heavily linked with a move away from the French giants after playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the majority of his time in the capital.With Ibrahimovic set to leave at the end of the season, many expect Cavani to play a greater role at PSG.But the Uruguay international’s agent, Fernando Guglielmone, has suggested the forward’s future at the Parc des Princes is not certain, with a move to Juventus a teasing prospect.He said: “Win the Champions League and then leave PSG? It is possible but not a certainty. When he signed for PSG in 2013, the Champions League was a big objective.“Cavani’s future does not depend on Ibrahimovic’s. The best European teams are interested. A transfer to Juventus? Everything is possible in football.“It is a prestigious club, with a great history and present when you consider that they were in the final of the Champions League. In three months, everything can change.”last_img read more

Bail refused for Dungloe man who repeated threats to kill neighbour

first_imgBail was refused in the case of a Dungloe man, who appeared in court charged with threatening to kill his next door neighbour.Anthony Ward was before Letterkenny District Court after making repeated threats on the life of Tony Walsh yesterday, January 17, 2018. The parties were said to have been embroiled in an ongoing dispute since last August. At 5:46am yesterday, Ward sent Donegal County Council – whom he rents his house at 28 Ard Crone, Dungloe, from – an email in which he made a threat on Walsh.Garda responded to a 999 call at 12:30pm, by which time both were inside their respective homes.Council staff indicated that they were concerned by the contents of the email. Ward was alleged to have attempted to assault Mr Walsh using a garden weed brush and scraper. During the course of the alleged assault, Ward was said to have handed Walsh a note saying: ‘I will kill you’.Ward was arrested and taken to Milford Garda Station, where he was held in custody.After being charged at 9:15pm, Ward responded to three charges: ‘I didn’t assault anyone’; ‘F*** off’; and ‘the c*** is lucky to be alive. When I get out, I’lll kill him.’Garda Kelly said Ward subsequently destroyed the charge sheets he had been given.Garda Kelly said that there were a number of grounds for objecting to bail: the nature of the accusation against Ward, the most serious being a threat to kill or cause serious harm; one count of damaging property at the Garda station; evidence that had been presented against the accused; and the possible intimidation of witnesses.The court heard that, at 5:46am on January 17 2018, an email was sent to Donegal County Council in which Ward outlined his dissatisfaction with his neighbour, Mr Walsh.“He informed Donegal County Council that he was going to kill his neighbour,” Garda Kelly said.“I spoke to Mr Ward at his home and he reiterated the threat on a number of occasions There is a massive concern here with the threat to kill his next door neighbour.“This began as a noise dispute about a dog on 12 August 2017 and has escalated to this point. There is a fear that he would carry out this threat if he is bailed.”Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client suffered from ill health and was blind in one eye. Mr Gallagher said the incident yesterday morning was the ’straw that broke the camel’s back’.He said: “The email was sent in haste and frustration. There are issues with a dog, with rubbish and intimidation.“These are two almost-retired neighbours who should know better. It is a nuisance situation.  This was a spur of the moment. There has been no physical assault. It has all been noise.”Ward alleged that he was continually ‘harassed’ by Walsh and that he had ongoing medical issues.“I can’t see where i going half the time,” Ward told the court.“I have to use a walking stick, I am totally blind in one eye and half blind in the other.“He (Walsh) tried to attack me. He was banging outside my house last week with a hammer. What I said was in haste. I am living in fear because of the harassment.“They were words of anger because of the situation. He is a very aggressive and violent man. He keeps trying to attack me.“I couldn’t defend myself, never mind hurt anyone. They are idle threats, more in panic, fear and anxiety,  have no intention whatsoever. So many times he has tried to attack me and I need medication to eat, sleep and relax in any way.”Inspector David Murphy said Ward’s actions ‘demonstrate a lack of control’.He said: “It wasn’t a knee-jerk reaction. Haste suggests spontaneity, but it doesn’t appear here if haste of spontaneity was involved here.”Judge Paul Kelly said he had ‘grave concerns’ given the way Ward had replied to questions from both Inspector Murphy and the Judge.“They were all attempts to justify making the threats,” Judge Kelly said.“I can understand strain, exasperation and annoyance, but this is in a different category. This happened over a protracted 16-hour period. He said it and repeated it. He sent an email, he delivered a handwritten note and continued, repeated over eight hours with the Gardai, making threats to the point of a very colourful threat when charged.”Judge Kelly refused bail and ordered a psychological assessment to aid the court in the matter.Bail refused for Dungloe man who repeated threats to kill neighbour was last modified: January 21st, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Anthony WarddungloeJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtMilford Garda StationTony Walshlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC 1 Glenea United Reserves 4(No report received) Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoRamelton Mariners 2 Milford United Reserves 3(No report received)Curragh Athletic Reserves 5 Mulroy Celtic 0Curragh started quickly in this game. The Mulroy keeper did well to turn a Jonny Corcoran strike around his post after two minutes. A great pass from Gary Heaney then set up Simon Cromie who scored with a great strike after fifteen minutes. A Rory Jones pass set Gary Heaney through on goal and he scored Curragh’s second after twenty five minutes. A Justin Mc Bride shot then fell nicely to Tim Callaghan who scored to make it 3-0 at half time. The second half started the same with Curragh attacking and they scored after sixty five minutes when a Jason Sweeney strike surprised the Mulroy keeper . The Curragh’s defence worked hard throughout the game to keep a clean sheet. Curragh scored their when Tiernan Mc Connell crossed for Justin McBride who side footed to the net from six yards. Best for Curragh: Tim Callaghan.Keadue Rovers Reserves 1 Strand Rovers 1Keadue and Strand played out a draw at Central Park in this table topping derby. In perfect conditions it was Strand who had the much better opening knocking it around well. Keadue struggled for possession and Ben Boyle produced a fine double save to deny Strand on ten minutes. Keadue were starting to get into it around the half hour mark but Strand took the lead when Cathal Boyle shrugged off the Keadue defence before slotting home from the edge of the area. The home team lifted things in the latter stages of the half. Adrian Hanlon’s fine effort was well saved by Kevin McGovern. Keadue had a bright start to the second half with Adrian Hanlon’s effort on 50 minutes forcing a good save. While Keadue had most of the possession Strand were always dangerous on the break and substitute David Mc Carron had a great chance with 20 minutes left but lobbed over the advancing keeper. Keadue pulled level on seventy five minutes when substitute Adam Neely cut in from the left firing low to the corner. Both teams tried hard for the winner but all to no avail so it ended honours even. Best for Strand were Doalty Boyle, Cathal Boyle and Brendan Glackin while best for Keadue were Eoin Redmond, Adrian Hanlon & Adam Neely. Referee; Martin Coll.Tullyvinney Rovers 4 Drumbar F.C. 3In a game where Tullyvinney Rovers were without both their regular goalkeepers a big performance was needed to stay in touch with the promotion chasers against an ever improving Drumbar side in Crossroads Park on Saturday afternoon. Drumbar went ahead when a long ball over the top wasn’t dealt with and their big striker capitalised to put the visitors ahead. After ten minutes Redmond Doherty sent a ball through the Drumbar defence for Stevie Devine to latch onto and he cooly rounded the ‘keeper to level matters. Less than two minutes later Joel Cromie was fouled in the box and the referee awarded a penalty to the home side which Devine slotted home for his second. Rovers got a third midway through the half when a through ball from Garvan Tinney was met by Aidan Donnelly who rounded the keeper and slotted into the empty net giving the youngster his first goal for the club. Just before half time Drumbar got a lifeline when, against the run of play, they got a penalty after a coming together between Matthew Grant and the Drumbar attacker. Their centre half put away the penalty despite the best efforts of stand-in keeper Moore.The second half ended up much the same as the first with Tullyvinney on top. Matthew Grant was a constant thorn in the side of the Drumbar defence and will feel aggrieved not to have got on the score sheet. The home side sealed the win in the 80th minute when Redmond Doherty scored with a pinpoint free kick into the corner of the net. Drumbar got themselves a consolation with one of the last kicks of the game being quickest to react to a scramble in the box. In the end it was a thoroughly deserved win by the home team with a Man of the Match performance from Stephen Devine while great credit has to go to Jason Moore for doing well in nets. A team performance from Drumbar F.C. Downtown CupGlencar Celtic 2 St. Catherines Reserves 0The last two meetings of these two sides produced a 4-3 thriller in Killybegs which Glencar just edged with a late late winner and the other produced a stalemate 0-0 draw at Rathmullan in atrocious conditions however today’s game was played in perfect conditions.Glencar started well and enjoyed most of the possession in the early exchanges. They didn’t create enough in the final third to trouble the St Catherine’s keeper however. Neither side really settled properly in the first half and it was a cagey affair but Glencar were unlucky not to open the scoring late in the half when Seany Houston’s saw his effort came back off the upright after good work from Michael Molloy. Glencar started the second half much better and pegged the Killybegs men into their own half right from the off. Glencar had finally found their rhythm and were playing some excellent pass and move football which drew a number of free-kicks and corners out of the St Catherine’s rearguard, but they stood firm. The Letterkenny men finally got the breakthrough with some intricate passing down the left between Collins and Houston. Collins’ cross evaded everyone in the box only for Molloy to return at the back post and his pinpoint cross found Houston who nodded home the opener from close range. After a dull spell St Catherine’s regrouped and grew in confidence and pushed for the equaliser. Glencar defended well as a unit and were troubling the away side with the counter attack. Brogan had a good chance to double Glencar’s lead from the edge of the area only for the ball to take a nasty bobble and his shot go over the bar. Houston had the ball in the net again after flicking in a Brogan free-kick only for it to be deemed offside. Glencar kept pressing and got their reward through Paddy Collins after another good passing move.ReportsBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United 2 Milford United 1Cranford overcame Milford in a very closely contested local derby. The game started with Milford applying most of the pressure but the Cranford defence stood strong. Cranford took the lead after a great delivery from Seamus Mc Laughlin to Arthur Lynch who took the ball down and finished well. Milford pushed for an equaliser and nearly did so when a great Gary Merritt strike hit the post. They did however equalise before half time from a Paul Shields’ header. The second half started with both teams keeping it tight. Cranford got the winner with ten minutes left when after great work from Jay Dee Alawiye down the right he played a perfect ball across the box to Niall Doherty who applied a cheeky flick to the net. Milford pushed hard for an equaliser but the Cranford defence stood strong helped out by Shaun Gallagher in nets who commanded his box well. Hugh Bradley, Chris Duffy and Seamus Mc Laughlin were best for Cranford. Team effort from Milford. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin.Gweedore Celtic 0 Kildrum Tigers 1Kildrum grabbed all three points with a late goal. It was a game of few chances and it had the makings of a scoreless draw until Reece Laird pounced in the 88th minute to bag a valuable victory. Gweedore’s first chance fell to Colin Ferry in the 5th minute but his effort was well saved by Bovaird. At the other end Laird had Kildrum’s first chance but he shot wide. The second half was a scrappy affair with defences well on top. It looked to be heading for a draw until Laird struck to seal victory. Best for Gweedore: Joe Bonar, for Kildrum: Johnny Mc Ginty and Reece Laird. Referee: Joe Mc HughDrumoghill F.C. 1 St. Catherines 3St. Catherine’s overcame the challenge of their closest rivals Drumoghill and took a huge step towards claiming this year’s Premier Division title with this deserved 3-1 victory. Although the home side were always in the game it was the visitors who were the better team in all areas of the pitch and ran out convincing winners. That said, it took Barry Rose’s goal in the 86th minute to finally seal the points. Rose tapped home after Aodhan McGinley broke the offside trap on the counter attack and Rose made no mistake. Until then, the visitors were happy to soak up the pressure as Drumoghill tried to muster any kind of an opening to get them back into the game. St. Catherines though showed their resilience in defence and on this showing it’s easy to understand why so many teams have found them such a difficult nut to crack this season. St. Catherines opened the scoring on 20 minutes. David Conwell found time and space to drive home to put his side into the ascendency. Drumoghill, knowing that victory was imperative, laid siege to the St. Catherine’s goal but were limited to efforts from range. Richie Moore and Liam O’Donnell did test Mullen in goals but St. Catherine’s remained resolute. The visitors were always a threat on the counter and it was from such an attack that they doubled their lead on 35 minutes. The architect was Brendan McGuire who latched onto a long ball from Molloy and set up Noctor to drive home from 20 yards. Paul McCauley did manage to get hands on the ball but it was the pace of the strike that was too much to handle. It was cruel on Drumoghill at that stage after all their effort. They showed their character by reducing the deficit shortly afterwards when fullback Evan Broderick could only divert Eunan Kelly’s cross past his own keeper. The fact that the lead was reduced to the minimum set it up perfectly for the second half and it was one that Drumoghill dominated for the most part. Unfortunately they could not convert their dominance into chances and it will take an almighty collapse on the part of St. Catherine’s at this stage for them not to clinch the title. Referee: Kevin Logue.Glenea United 2 Cappry Rovers 0Glenea picked up a vital three points as they battle for survival in the Premier Division against a tough Cappry Rovers side at a windy Glasserchoo. Cappry started the game with the aid of the wind and put the home side under some early pressure with Benny McLaughlin a constant threat. As the half went on Glenea battled their way back into the game and created some good goal scoring opportunities but failed to take them. With half time approaching Dean Mc Carry played a good ball up the right wing to Ryan McFadden who did some good work to pull the ball back at the by line where he found Michael Barry at the back post and he slotted into the bottom corner. This gave the home side a well deserved 1-0 advantage at the break. Both sides created numerous chances in the second half with Maurice Lafferty coming closest for Cappry. Glenea got their second with fifteen minutes remaining when a Darren Mc Geever shot from thirty yards rattled the crossbar with the rebound falling to Ryan McFadden who dispatched into the corner. Best for Glenea were Anthony Mc Cafferty, Kevin Mulhern and Pudgy McGee. Best for Cappry were Benny McLaughlin and Maurice Lafferty. Referee: Marty Quinn.Watson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 9 Dunkineely Celtic 0Castlefin got off to a great start after 7 minutes. JP Malley’s cross found Ian Ward who slotted home from the edge of the box. Ward got his second on 16th minutes. Dunkineely then came more into the game but failed to put Castlefin under any pressure. JP Malley got Castlefin’s third in the 35th minute, his free kick went straight into the bottom corner. Barry Tourish made it four on 40 minutes. Tourish found himself in plenty of space to take the ball down and calmly finish from 6 yards. Castlefin added another at the start of the second half when Malley found Ronan Tourish in the box who fired home from close range. Tourish got his second and Castlefin’s sixth, on 52 minutes. Ian Ward completed his hat-trick on 76 minutes with an excellent strike from 20 yards to make it seven of Castlefin. On 85 minutes the home team made it eight, Barry Tourish’s ball across the box fell to Travis Lafferty who slipped home from close range. A minute later Ronan Tourish wrapped up the scoring with Castlefin’s ninth and his third. Referee: John CoyleKilmacrennan Celtic 2 Whitestrand United 2Whitestrand were the visitors to the community centre and they started off strong. They finally got a breakthrough on 17 minutes when Declan O’ Donnell was adjudged to have brought down a Whitestrand attacker. Eddie Blake converted the penalty to put the Strand men one up. Whitestrand continued to dominate the first half and were further rewarded when Sean Paul Gallagher scored from a free kick with the aid of a deflection on the 45th minute.Budgie gave the Kilmacrennan started strong in the second half with a goal from Eddie Doherty on the 59th minute. This sprung them to life and they continued to press with three up front. They levelled matters in the 65th minute with a goal from Michael McLaughlin. Whitestrand were on the back foot as Kilmac looked to find a winner but their defence stayed strong, and held out for a much needed point. Best for Kilmac: Gavin Gorman and Michael McLaughlin. Best for Whitestrand: Eddie Blake and Sean Paul Gallagher. Referee: Andrew MullenLagan Harps 4 Gweedore United 1Lagan kept their promotion hopes alive when they eventually overcame a stubborn Gweedore United side. Lagan had the better of the opening half and took the lead on eight minutes when Caolain Grant prodded home Chris Toner’s cross. Caolian went close again with a header and an effort from a Paul Rodger cross. Lagan increased their lead on thirty five minutes when after Conal Mc Gonigle’s initial header was saved, Drew Connolly followed up to score. Gweedore started the second half better with Shane O’ Donnell and Michael Connolly getting on top in midfield. They pulled one back when Michael Connolly put Ciaran Mc Fadden in to score. Michael Connolly then forced Jason Quinn into a good stop when he got his head to a cross. Lagan scored the vital goal when Kevin Kelly’s corner was headed in by Ronan Sweeney. Lagan sewed the points up when Chris Toner finished off a Kevin Kelly cross. Lagan’s best were Drew Connolly and Conal Mc Gonigle. For Gweedore Brian Gallagher, Shane O’Donnell and Michael Connolly stood out. Referee: Paddy Duffy.CT Ball Division TwoEany Celtic 3 Dunlewey Celtic 0Eany Celtic’s good run continued with a victory in the battle of the Celtics. This game was played in splendid sunshine in Eany Park. Jason Vance opened the scoring with a glancing header from a cross by John Rose. Both sides had chances early in the second half but it was Vance again on the hour who scored with a shot from outside the box to put Eany two up. Eany got their third when Pauric Mc Hugh broke through in injury timeDeele Harps 1 Ballybofey United 4Deele welcomed Ballybofey to The Athletic Grounds on a glorious day for football. It was Deele’s final home game of the season and this game typified their season with the home side again missing a raft of regulars for various reasons. Take nothing away from Ballybofey as the Twin Towns men were deserving winners on the day. Chris Mc Brearty opened the scoring on 28 minutes as he poked home from just inside the box. Hesitant defending on 35 minutes led to Chris Darby heading home to give the visitors a two goal lead. Deele pulled a goal back on 40 minutes when good work from youngster Oran McShane led to an O.G. The second half was end to end with Ballybofey taking the chances that came their way, first David White finished well on 60 minutes after good approach work down the right. From the restart Deele surrendered possession on half way and the subsequent attack led to a penalty which Chris Darby slotted home for his 2nd of the day. Team performance from Ballybofey with Oran McShane the only highlight for Deele. Referee: Packie Coll.Raphoe Town 1 Glenree United 0Raphoe welcomed Glenree to the Deele College Grounds on a fine day for football. This was a tightly contested game from start to finish with chances at a premium. Glenree had a few half chances from free kicks but Raphoe’s defence held firm and the home side took the lead on twenty minutes when a superb Stephen Laird free caused confusion in the box and a Glenree player headed into his own net. The second half followed a similar pattern and Glenree kept plugging away but could not get through. Raphoe had a few chances on the break but the fine flowing football that we are used to seeing was not on show today. Best for Raphoe: Oliver Quinn, Emmett Kelly and Paul Carberry. Referee: Packie CollConvoy Arsenal 2 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Top of the table Convoy welcomed bottom of the table Letterbarrow to Orchard Park on a beautiful day for football. The home side started really brightly and continued to control the game in the opening exchanges. Convoy created a few chances but their final ball let them down on each occassion. They did get the breakthrough however in the 25th minute when Johnny Robb finished off a great through ball by Paul O’ Leary at the second attempt. This seemed to spur the visitors into life and Convoy were under pressure up until halftime without Letterbarrow creating any clear chances. The second half started as the first finished with Letterbarrow constantly looking to catch Convoy with a ball over the top. Letterbarrow’s pressure nearly told only for a great double save from Chris O’ Donnell. Convoy woke up after this and looked to get a grip of the game again. After a spell of good football they did manage to get their second goal. The ball was worked out wide to Darren Harvey who cut the ball back to Lee Guthrie who was then taken down in the box. Johnny Robb sent the Letterbarrow keeper the wrong way to get his and Convoy’s second. This was the killer blow to Letterbarrow and Convoy saw the remainder of the game out comfortably. Best for Convoy Paul O’ Leary, Gary Doherty and John A. Kee with a really battling team performance from Letterbarrow. Referee: Martin Mc AnennyResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United 3 v 0 Castlefin Celtic ReservesFintown Harps AFC 1 v 4 Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoRamelton Mariners 2 v 3 Milford United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 5 v 0 Mulroy CelticKeadue Rovers Reserves 1 v 1 Strand RoversTullyvinney Rovers 4 v 3 Drumbar F.C.Downtown CupGlencar Celtic 2 v 0 St. Catherines ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United 2 v 1 Milford UnitedRathmullan Celtic 3 v 0 Lifford CelticGweedore Celtic 0 v 1 Kildrum TigersDrumoghill F.C. 1 v 3 St. CatherinesGlenea United 2 v 0 Cappry RoversWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 9 v 0 Dunkineely CelticKilmacrennan Celtic 2 v 2 Whitestrand UnitedLagan Harps 4 v 1 Gweedore UnitedCopany Rovers 1 v 3 Curragh AthleticCT Ball Division TwoEany Celtic 3 v 0 Dunlewey CelticDeele Harps 1 v 4 Ballybofey UnitedRaphoe Town 1 v 0 Glenree UnitedConvoy Arsenal 2 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticFixturesSaturday 28-03-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United v Donegal Town Reserves (1 p.m.)Fintown Harps AFC v St. Catherines ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesMulroy Celtic v Drumbar F.C.Cranford United Reserves v Ramelton MarinersDowntown Cup Quarter FinalsKeadue Rovers Reserves v Castlefin Celtic Reserves (1.30 p.m.)Orchard F.C. v Glenea United Reserves (1.30 p.m.)Sunday 29-03-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic v Kildrum TigersRathmullan Celtic v Donegal TownLifford Celtic v St. CatherinesMilford United v Drumoghill F.C.Watson Hire Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic v Dunkineely CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Copany RoversKeadue Rovers v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoDunlewey Celtic v Ballybofey UnitedEany Celtic v Glenree UnitedRaphoe Town v Convoy ArsenalBonagee United v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 22nd, 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


first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA News:Lotto results: Numbers drawn were 04, 06, 07, 12, 17. Bonus No. 16.No jackpot winner.€100 winner was Margaret McDaid, Ramelton.  €50 winner was Margaret Martin, Rossnakill.Next week’s jackpot is €1,600. Seniors & ReservesDivision 2 Round 17 League (Note earlier times)Gaeil Fhánada v  Gleann Fhinnein Traigh a Locha at 1:00p.m. this Sunday 27th September 2015.Referee: TBCReserve Division 2 Round 17 League Gaeil Fhánada Reserves v Gleann Fhinne Reservesat 11:30a.m.Referee: TBCIntermediate Championship GAEIL FHÁNADA Seniors sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Donegal Intermediate Football Championship following a three-point win over Naomh Columba at St Mary’s Park in Convoy last Sunday evening.Gaeil Fhánada Seniors 1:13 Naomh Columba 0:13In the end, seven pointed frees from Seimi ‘Coshia’ Friel proved vital to Gaeil Fhánada managed by Michael O’Connor, although Naomh Columba certainly didn’t throw in the towel. With 14 minutes to go, Gaeil Fhánada looked comfortable with a 1-10 to 0-8 lead, only for the Glencolumbcille side to knock over four successive points – to make it a one-point game with just six minutes to play.  However, Gaeil Fhánada regained their composure to see out the contest, kicking three of the last four points with Mark Friel rounding off their day’s work.  First half ended at 0:06 to 0:06.  But after the break, daylight started to appear between the teams as Seimi Friel scored twice at the start of the half and Marty McAteer also pointed.  Then, on 43 minutes, the only goal of the game was a simple one for Marty, who palmed into an empty net after Seimi Coshia snapped onto the loose ball to pass to Mark Friel, who in turn laid off to McAteer.  It was to prove the decisive score.Foireann Gaeil Fhánada: Paul O’Connor; Fergal Friel (0-1), Paddy Heraghty, Frank Sweeney; Mark Friel (0-1), Cathal Martin, Ryan McGonagle; Kevin McElwaine, Shaun McElwaine (0-1); Brian McVeigh, Seimi ‘Coshia’ Friel (0-7, 7f), Ronan McAteer; Marty McAteer (1-1), Michael Sweeney (0-2), Joe Blaney. Sub: Jimmy Coyle for C. Martin (51), Davitt Walsh for R McAteer (52), Jonathan Friel for M McAteer (57), Conor McGonagle for R McGonagle (58), Niall Carr for B. McVeigh (60).  Referee: Shaun McLaughlin (Malin).GAEIL FHÁNADA Reserves also sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Donegal Reserve Intermediate Football Championship following a seventeen-point win over Carndonagh also at St Mary’s Park in Convoy.Foireann Gaeil Fhánada:  Seamus McAteer, Aidan Heraghty, Odhran Shiels, Shaun Coyle, Ciaran Carr 1:03, Paul ‘Dougie’ Coyle, Kevin McGonigle, Brendan Callaghan, Oisin Shiels 0:01 , Miley McBride 0:03, Mark McConigley 0:04, Aidan McAteer 0:01, Eoghan Walsh 1:03, Shaun McGovern 1:04, Brendan Friel. Subs Colm McGonigle, Eamonn Sweeney, Martin McGrory, Tiernan Cushnan, Rudi Feenstra, Declan Coyle, Eamonn Carr, Conor McConigley, Patsy Friel, Oisin McFadden, Conor McFadden, Dan Little, Brian McBride, Ciaran Coll, Ken Dempsey, Alan McAteer.Mna Gaeil FhánadaThere will be no game this weekend due to the TG4 Ladies Football Finals being on.Training on Triagh Locha at Saturday at 12noon.Bord na nÓgU8sGo raibh maith agaibh – ag dul chuig Michael ‘Mickey’ McBride agus CLG Na nDúnaibh for the U8 games Wednesday evening last week. Thanks also to all who provided the refreshments afterwards.  There was a lot of great skill and hard work displayed by both Gaeil Fhánada teams. Maith sibh!U10sU10 blitz on Saturday week – October 3rd in Termon. More information next week. Martin McAteer will be in contact via text with all the information.ComhghairdeasCongratulations to our neighbours Baile na nGallóglach CLG on winning the Minor Division2 Championship against Kilcar last Saturday from all at Gaeil Fhánada CLG.Best wishes to Shaun Paul Barrett, Milford and his mentors on his appointment as the Donegal Minor Manager, Ádh mór.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA FACE GLENFIN IN CRUCIAL DIVISION TWO LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more


first_imgJason Quigley has confirmed that he will be back in action next month in Las Vegas Nevada. His opponent has not yet been named – but Quigley will return to the ring on November 20th in the fighting capital of the world.Quigley will fight in the famous Hard Rock Casino in Vegas – and will continue his preparations over the next number of weeks. Quigley has won ALL eight of his professional fights and will be seeking another victory in November.His performances have drew acclaim from boxing fans stateside and Quigley will be keen to put on another impressive performance – and extend his unbeaten run.Quigley broke the news on his Facebook timeline, “Next fight will be November 20th in the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. @hardrockhotellv“Buzzing to be back fighting in the Capital of professional boxing – Vegas ready to put on a great show and put in a great performance ‪#‎TeamQuigley‬ ‪#‎SheerSportsMGMT‬ ‪#‎GoldenBoy‬ ‪#‎Ready‬ ‪#‎November20‬ ‪#‎HardRock‬ ‪#‎Vegas QUIGLEY CONFIRMS NEXT FIGHT WILL BE IN LAS VEGAS was last modified: October 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more


first_imgOrganisers are hoping the Donegal marathon will get big numbers.Preparations for the Donegal Marathon are now on the home straight!This Sunday sees the first competitive marathon to be staged in Donegal in over thirty years.The committee are delighted with the response of the public to this sporting initiative, which will see the event field a far greater number of participants than the initial target figure. Committee member Brendan McDaid stated, “It’s been really great to see this event gather momentum throughout the preparatory process, and we are delighted to announce that numbers have now exceeded 650 participants when we set ourselves a goal of 500. When you look at the achievements of our Donegal athletes in the recent European Championships, and couple that with the enthusiasm shown towards the Donegal Marathon, it gives you a perspective of just how healthy the interest in running is in this county”.Gardai and race marshals will be working together to ensure the safe passage of participants through the town for the initial loop of Letterkenny. Traffic delays will be kept to a minimum where possible but diversions will be put in place to accommodate the runners between 10am and 11am while runners cross the town.We expect runners to be cleared from the Town by 11.15 am approximately so all internal routes in the town should return to normal thereafter.There will also be traffic management in place at Oldtown Bridge until we clear the runners and traffic will be diverted via the Leck Road. The other main route is the Newmills road where residents will be encouraged to use a circular route to access town, turning out left and crossing at Newmills or Rashedog as opposed to driving back into Oldtown area to meet runners. We will have marshalls on this route as well as race in progress signs.Competitors can register on either Saturday afternoon or on the morning of the event. Registration is between 12 pm and 6pm on Saturday or alternatively Sunday morning in Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny before the race starts.However, it is advisable that all competitors register well before the starting gun to give themselves plenty of time to prepare mentally and physically. There has also been a great response to the committee’s call for volunteers for the day and it is hoped that the people of Donegal will turn out in great numbers to support all the participants.Road closures will be in place for the event and once again, the committee wishes to acknowledge the support of the public and apologise for any inconvenience caused by the measures.The committee would also like to stress that this is a community event that wishes to engage as many of the people of Donegal as possible. In addition to the marathon, the Aura Leisure Centre will play host to a free Family Fun day, which is being organised as part of the One Donegal Programme, which will take place between 12 noon and 4pm on the same day. Entertainment will include Bazooka Dave; Happy Phil; The Evil Minion & the Minions’ Motorised Car; Circus Stilt Walking/Juggling; Balloon Artistry; Magic Show; Fire Eating; Uni-cycling and Penny Farthing. There will also be Madagascar themed entertainment in the form of Marty the Dancing Zebra; Alex the Friendly Lion; Melman the Hypochondriac Giraffe; and Clown Jeca.If that is not enough, there will also be a Bouncy Slide, Bouncy Obstacle Course, two Bouncy Castles and a DJ belting out all your favourite hits to keep the party in full flow as we cheer home our marathon competitors. Yes folks, Sunday 24th August is a day not to be missed in Letterkenny. For further information go to www.donegalmarathon.iePREPARATIONS ON THE HOME STRAIGHT FOR THIS SUNDAY’S DONEGAL MARATHON was last modified: August 19th, 2014 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 MARATHONlast_img read more

Storm Update: Let us know about your cancelled events

first_imgHave you cancelled an event because of the threat of Storm Ophelia?If you want your message to get out there then Donegal Daily will do it for you.Simply email us at or Facebook us and we will update a list and update it regularly. Storm Update: Let us know about your cancelled events was last modified: October 15th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:canceldonegaleventsOphelialast_img read more

James Bulger’s mother discusses biggest regret 25 years after his murder

first_imgThe mother of James Bulger has spoken of the regret she feels 25 years after her toddler’s abduction and murder.James (2) was abducted by Jon Venables and Robert Thompson from the Bootle Strand shopping Centre in Liverpool in 1993. Venables and Thompson, both 10 at the time, were jailed for life for the torture and murder of James Bulger.They were released in 2001 with new identities on licence, which meant that they could be jailed immediately again if they breached any of the conditions. James’ mother Denise Fergus has spoken of the guilt of letting him out of her sight for a split second while she paid for pork chops at the butchers.Writing in the Daily Mail, Fergus says that her biggest regret is taking the wrong turn once she left the butchers. If she had turned right instead of left, she would have seen James being led away.“There aren’t the words to describe how I still feel now, every day. I was the one who let go of his hand; I was the one there meant to protect him. “But do you know what my biggest regret is? That I didn’t turn right instead of left – if I had taken the right turn and gone around the corner, I would have seen James being led away, just four short minutes after he had left my side, trustingly holding hands with the boys who were about to murder him.”Denise says that she felt hopeful when she saw on the CCTV that James was led away by two children instead of an adult.“He was a sharer and he was trusting. You only have to look at the CCTV footage of him being led away to see that.”“Whenever I look back on the day that James was taken, I am haunted by so many ‘what ifs’ – what if I had taken a buggy to the shopping centre?… What if I hadn’t gone shopping at all?“The only time I let go of his hand was to pay for the chops I had bought, and he was standing right beside me. When I looked down, James was gone.“Outside the shop doorway I had a 50:50 chance of picking the correct way and no clue at all, so I turned left frantically to start looking, another seemingly small decision that was to have the most earth-shattering consequences.” She says that she went straight to the security information centre where they immediately made an announcement that a child had gone missing. She asked if they could shut the shopping centre doors incase he wandered out, however that wasn’t possible.“Two hundred and 40 seconds was all it took for them to lure James away from me and get him out of that shopping centre.”Just this week, Venables (now 35) has been charged over the possession of “indecent pictures of children.”He was previously jailed for two years in 2010 for downloading and distributing child pornography. He was released in 2013 with another new identity. James Bulger’s mother discusses biggest regret 25 years after his murder was last modified: January 7th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Englandjames bulgerLiverpoollast_img read more

Donegal beach closed after dangerous jellyfish spotted along coast

first_imgLifeguards were forced to close a leading Co Donegal beach because of dangerous jellyfish.The lifeguards at Shroove Beach near Greencastle on the Inishowen Peninsula put up the red flag telling bathers it was unsafe to swim in the water.They were forced to act after what was understood to be a number of Lion’s Mane jellyfish being spotted in the water yesterday afternoon. Donegal County Council has confirmed to Donegal Daily that the beach had to be closed for two hours on Sunday due to the jellyfish.A spokesperson said the decision was taken to close the beach because of concerns over the presence of jellyfish.The spokesperson said “Donegal County Council can confirm that the beach at Shroove was closed for a period of two hours yesterday (Sunday 25 August) due to concern over the number of jellyfish on the beach.“The jellyfish were moved on naturally by the tide after which, the beach reopened. The beach remains open today. “We would like to thank the members of the public for their patience and co-operation yesterday and we would also like to reassure the public that the beach is safe for bathing.”One person who was on the beach said the jellyfish appeared all of a sudden but disappeared themselves soon after.She said “We were enjoying a lovely day but all of a sudden the jellyfish came out of nowhere. They were definitely Lion’s Mane as I’ve come across them before and they were quite large.“I pitied one family as they’d come just up from Monaghan for the weekend and were afraid to go into the water after that.”There have been several incidents of people being stung by Lion’s mane jellyfish around Ireland. It is also known as the giant jellyfish or the hair jelly and is the largest known species of jellyfish.It uses its stinging tentacles to capture, pull in, and eat prey such as fish, sea creatures, and smaller jellyfish.Donegal beach closed after dangerous jellyfish spotted along coast was last modified: August 28th, 2019 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:beachcloseddonegaljellyfishShroovelast_img read more