Brown’s defence team accepts 15-month ban

first_imgTHE defence team for national cricketer, Odean Brown, said whereas it would have preferred an earlier start date to the player’s suspension for a doping-rule violation, understands the ruling and has accepted the decision of the Independent Anti-doping Panel.Brown was yesterday handed a 15-month ban, dating back to November 24, 2015, and which will run until February 24, next year, for three whereabouts rule violations.]Under the World Anti-doping code, three whereabouts rule violations, within a 12-month period, would constitute a doping violation, which carries a maximum sentence of a two-year ban.FINAL SUBMISSIONBrown’s case began in September last year and the final submission was made on November 24, but the ruling was not handed down until yesterday.Brown, who is off the island, was represented by West Indies Players Association (WIPA) president, Wavell Hinds, and his attorney, Patrick Foster, at yesterday’s ruling.World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) rules state that athletes must file where they will be for at least one hour, each day, with their local anti-doping agency, to facilitate being drug-tested.Foster told The Gleaner the player has accepted the decision of the panel, chaired by Kent Pantry and included Professor Archibald McDonald and former West Indies and Jamaica cricketer, Maurice Foster.”We understand the ruling. We would have preferred if the commencement date for the penalty was earlier than November 24 but, given the circumstances of the case, we understand the ruling,” he said.It came to light as early as July that Brown had a doping violation and the case began in September.”Under the rules he either gets a maximum of two years or the minimum is one year, and it’s at the lower end. The evidence suggested he was inadvertent or careless and his conduct was not suspicious,” Foster told The Gleaner.last_img read more

Davao, Malaysia earn gold medals in BVR Santa Ana

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial 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 In the men’s division Malaysia’s Raja Nazmi Hussin and Mohd Aizzat Zokri brushed off University of Visayas’ Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto, 21-14, 21-18, for the gold.Zokri and Hussin initially lost against Far Eastern University in the opening day of the tournament but used that loss as a jump-off point for their five-game winning streak en route to the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Actually, it’s all about communication,” said Zokri after claiming the $3,500 cash prize.Tuguegarao’s Bea Tan and Charo Soriano won the bronze medal after surviving Harbor Pilot-Cebu’s Therese Ramas and Dij Rodriguez, 11-21, 21-16, 15-13. Ato ni Bai’s Jade Becaldo and Calvin Sarte beat Czech Republic’s Dominik Samen and Martin Samec, 21-17, 21-19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CONTRIBUTED PHOTODavao’s Lot Catubag and Karean Quilario endured the heavy rains and strong wins to take down Iloilo’s DM Demontaño and Jackie Estoquia, 21-14, 21-14, for the gold medal in the Beach Volleyball Republic International Santa Ana Open Sunday in Santa Ana, Cagayan.Catubag and Quilario, prior to competing in the Santa Ana Open, were also the gold medal winners in the Dagupan Open.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Columbian enters playoff picture, ends skid at expense of Phoenix Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READlast_img read more

Travel agent charged for ripping off customers

first_imgA Muneshwars travel agent found herself before the court on Friday charged with embezzling funds from the company.Thirty-one-year-old Priya Lall of Lot 20 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied that she embezzled cash on three occasions.The first charge stated that between September 1 and 30, 2017, at Muneshwars Travel Agency, she embezzled $72,000.Another charge stated that on September 15, 2017, also at Muneshwars Travel Agency she embezzled $150,000.The final charge stated that on October 14, 2017, she embezzled $380,000.According to Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, the Virtual Complainants booked flights through the Muneshwars Travel Agency.However, the Virtual Complainants (VC) travelled and while on vacation, called and made enquires about their return flights and were told that booking were not made.As such, they had to make alternative arrangements and returned to Guyana where a complaint was filed at the travel agency and to the Police.Following investigations, the Lall was arrested and charged with the offence of embezzlement.Lall’s Attorney, Usen Gomes, in a bail application told the court that his client returned home to Guyana as soon as she heard of the allegations against her and maintains her innocence.As such, bail was granted in the sum of $300,000. As a condition for bail, she had to surrender her passport to the court. The case will continue on February 9.last_img read more

peering down the road

first_imgThey’ve also already added some scoring punch, with the additions of Andrew Derton, Mark Woolf, and Ryan Manitowich. While Kurt Bensmiller certainly deserved to be named McKenzie Cup MVP last year, Manitowich was the most dangerous player of the series, and a thorn in the Flyers side all series long. The beauty is, he did it playing against his main man, Ryan Carter. Seeing those two together (and likely centred by Tyler Brough) is very appetizing, and not what other teams wanted to hear. For many of the players (and for the community as a whole) the 2010 Allan Cup will be the biggest event of their careers. Which brings us to this season. Kip Noble is back in the lineup, and there’s no reason to expect he won’t be the class of the NPHL once again this year. And, while he’s getting older, I see no reason to think he can’t still be the class of the Allan Cup (as he was as tournament MVP with Powell River in 2006). He may be losing a step with every passing year, but his shot remains one of the best in the country, and his first pass allows the Flyers to expose even the most dependable of defences. And I’m not saying they won’t be. After three straight losses to Bentley in the McKenzie Cup, I’m sure there are doubters out there, and members of the Flyers organization that are left wondering if they did enough, if the team did everything it could to be ready for the Generals.  Noble’s injury last year exposed two weaknesses in the Flyers – one being how essential he was to their powerplay, the other being their lack of depth on defence. The latter became more and more evident as the series wore on, with the team having no choice but to keep their only six remaining defence in the lineup, despite injuries. But, with the regular season now well underway, I think April will sneak up pretty quickly, and the boys need to make sure they’re ready. The only thing that remains is to get as much ‘AAA’ competition as they can. And while the Bentley Generals sound like they want nothing to do with Fort St. John (which admittedly hurts – if you want a yardstick, you need to take on the best), there are other teams lining up to take on the Allan Cup hosts – with an eager reply – ‘bring it on’. 2b) Powerplay – The Flyers lost the 2009 McKenzie Cup by a differential of 3 goals. As it happens, that’s just how many more powerplay goals the Generals scored than did the Flyers. This isn’t tremendous insight either. The Flyers openly admitted after the series, their powerplay had let them down. Jon Zacks.- Advertisement – If you agree that the Generals have been the best team in the country in the past couple of years, then it’s not a stretch to think the Flyers aren’t far away. If anything, the Flyers are just unlucky they keep facing Bentley in the McKenzie Cup. If they played in any other zone, they would have made it to the Allan Cup by now. When you consider that the Flyers now have more scoring, more D (Andrew Derton brings one more smooth-skating defenceman into the mix) and goaltending coming out of their ears (Troy Hunt was probably the Flyers best player in the ’09 McKenzie Cup, Rod Branch is a member of the affiliate Dawson Creek Senior Canucks, and Chad Vizzutti still has his eyes set on his fourth national championship) the team is in great shape moving forward. 2a) Scoring – the Flyers need to be able to put the puck in the net every chance they get. The tougher the competition, the less chances you get. That means dressing players with pure goal scoring abilities, and it means those in the lineup need to be shooting bulls eyes. Against Bentley, they broke out big time in one game (#2), but otherwise struggled to find the back of the net. Trying to come from behind meant they simply had to score, and they didn’t. But, the way I see it, the Flyers were more than ready. Sure, they stumbled out of the blocks in game one, but that was a product of nerves, not a lack of preparation. For the Flyers and their fans, it may seem like April will never get here. After their championship in 2009, the Bentley Generals have proven that they are probably the best senior team in the country right now. And so, painful as it may be, it’s worth looking back at those McKenzie Cups, to see where the Flyers came up short. And, for fear of spending too much time after the fact, I’ll sum it up in three key areas. 1)      Consistency – the Flyers (or any team looking to compete at the highest level) cannot afford to take any shift off, because one breakdown simply costs too much. Last year in Red Deer, the Flyers had two bad periods, and otherwise played brilliantly. The problem is, those two bad periods (the first periods of games 1 and 4) may have cost them the series, as they just couldn’t recover in either case. Now, the Flyers would never make excuses, but as a broadcaster, I think I’m entitled to point it out. The injury to Kip Noble really, really, really hurt their chances. The powerplay wasn’t just ineffective in Red Deer, it was anemic. The Flyers took too long to get the puck up ice, they looked disorganized in the offensive zone, and they clearly lacked the ‘quarterback’ they needed. And that’s why Rob Larson has been working the phones, and beefing up the two places the team needs more beef. The Flyers have already picked up Donny Lloyd, the importance of which cannot be underemphasized. Lloyd was an absolute sensation when the Flyers took on Stony Plain and Lloydminster two weeks ago. His smooth skating and puck-awareness give the Flyers a deadly 1-2 punch, with the most likely pairings at this point being Noble+Bryan Lewis, and Lloyd+Arlo Hadland. This gives the Flyers depth on D, more depth on the powerplay, and more depth in case of injury. It may only be early in the season, but early indications are, that is indeed the case. The Flyers powerplay was excellent in Stony Plain and Onion Lake (a combined 3/10) and added three goals last night in Grande Prairie. The Flyers scorers looked rusty in their ‘AAA’ games, but that’s to be expected, and will be remedied (even the guys who don’t play NPHL regular season games all have somewhere to play to stay sharp). The coaching staff has seen where improvements needed to be made, and they have made them.   In years past, the emphasis was on aggression and physical play. This year, it’s more about puck possession, which means allowing the skilled guys they have the opportunity to do their thing.last_img read more

Oktay named February coach of the month

first_img“This win has com e because of my players an e technical bench, it has been a tough month because we had to juggle playing in the CAF Confederation Cup and the league. I feel so great to be appreciated with this wonderful club,” Okay said after receiving the award at the Camp Toyoyo Ground.Gor produced superb league performances in the month where they began with a 1-0 win away to Vihiga United before silencing their traditional rivals AFC Leopards 2-0 in their subsequent match at the Moi Stadium Kasarani.Oktay is looking forward to taking Gor Mahia to CAF Continental glory. Photo/SJAKThe 17-time Kenyan champions saw off in-form Sofapaka 1-0 in their third match at Afraha Stadium but were held to a one all draw by Western Stima in their fourth encounter at Kasarani.K’ogalo defied a numerical disadvantage to edge Tusker 1-0 at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos in the final match of the month.Oktay garnered 12 points in a poll conducted by an SJAK panel to beat Bandari tactician Bernard Mwalala who came second with 8 points.Mwalala who was voted the second best tactician in January had guided Bandari to four wins and a draw in the month.Oktay becomes the third recipient of the award in the ongoing 2018-2019 season after Western Stima’s Paul Ogai and Mathare United’s Francis Kimanzi we’re decorated in December and January respectively. 0Shares0000Hassan Oktay has been named the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for February. Photo/SJAKNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 21 – Gor Mahia’s Hassan Oktay has been named the Fidelity Insurance Kenyan Premier League coach of the month for February after leading his side to a run of four wins and a draw in five matches.The Cypriot who took charge of the team at the start of the new season in December beat Sofapaka’s John Baraza and Posta Rangers’ John Kamau to the gong after receiving the most votes from the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) football committee. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Agent worried about Man City player’s future if Guardiola is appointed

first_imgYaya Toure’s agent has claimed Pep Guardiola is over-rated as a manager and admitted his concern he would look to get rid of the 32-year-old should he take over at Manchester City.The Bayern Munich boss, who is favourite to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season after revealing he wants to work in the Premier League, sold Toure when the pair were at Barcelona.Dimitri Seluk told the Sunday Mirror: “Pep is a great coach. But he has won the title at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.“The truth is that my grandfather would win the title with Barcelona and Bayern Munich because they are big clubs with great players.“I’d like to see Pep take a club that is eighth or ninth and make them champions.Guardiola sold Toure to City in 2010, the Ivorian not fitting into his plans for Barcelona.Seluk added: “I don’t know what Guardiola’s plans are, but – after what happened at Barcelona – of course it is a worry that when he comes Yaya will be out.“I hope not and Yaya hopes not.” Pep Guardiola takes Bayern Munich training 1last_img read more

Arsene Wenger pinpoints key Barcelona man – and it’s not Lionel Messi

first_img1 Arsene Wenger believes it is Luis Suarez who is making Barcelona tick as he prepares his Arsenal team to face the reigning European champions on Tuesday night.The Uruguay forward scored his 41st goal of the season in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Las Palmas on Saturday and is part of a formidable attacking trio at the Nou Camp, alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar.But, if things had worked out differently, the 29-year-old could have been running out for the Gunners on Tuesday after the club failed in a bid to sign Suarez from Premier League rivals Liverpool in 2013 before he moved to Spain 12 months later.While Messi, the world player of the year, and Neymar will again command attention at the Emirates Stadium – arguably more eyes will be on Suarez following his stint in England and the history of the failed £40million plus £1 bid lodged by Arsenal.And Wenger, too, feels Suarez has brought something new to Barcelona which has helped them to reach new heights under Luis Enrique.Asked if he ever thinks ‘what if’ he had signed Suarez, Wenger replied: “Not now. It happened to me before but not now.“He’s a player there and we have to keep him quiet on Tuesday night. We have to analyse what we do and do it well and together. Individually all their players are difficult to stop. We have to find a way to do it collectively.“Camaraderie. I believe Suarez gives that to a team. He did it at Liverpool, he did it playing with Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan (for Uruguay) and did it well.“Suarez is the kind of guy who manages to create that spirit in teams. I believe that apart from the individual talent the three have, they have a good understanding and cohesion.“They have a great solidarity. I have seen that Messi gave the ball to Suarez (from a penalty) because he wanted him to be the best goalscorer.“When you see someone like Messi, who could score his 300th goal, give the ball to Suarez when he had the opportunity to score goal 300, that means there’s really something in there.”While Suarez slipped through Wenger’s grasp, the Arsenal boss did manage to get his man from Barcelona as he signed Alexis Sanchez in 2014.The Chile international has been one of Wenger’s key men since his arrival but has struggled to rediscover his form of late after missing the festive schedule with a hamstring injury.Wenger admits the 27-year-old is still feeling his way back but insists he will be ready to show his former club what they are missing over the upcoming tie after another lacklustre display off the bench in Saturday’s 0-0 FA Cup draw at home to Hull.“Don’t worry about Tuesday, he’ll be tuned in,” he said.“I think it’s more focus. Sanchez – I don’t think he was completely ready to come on. It looked like that but he grows with the game.“He has a game based on risk and so when he’s not completely, completely highly tuned in it becomes dangerous.”Sanchez is likely to start the game on Tuesday while the likes of Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are also set to return having been rested completely at the weekend. Luis Suarez last_img read more

DDTV VIDEO: MICHAEL MURPHY & GARY McDAID TALK ABOUT GLENSWILLY VICTORY

first_imgGLENSWILLY are celebrating their historic first ever County Championship after a hard-fought two-point win over brave St Michael’s on Sunday.In this video, re-live Michael Murphy’s superb goal, listen to him talk about the victory and hear the passion of co-manager Gary McDaid. DDTV VIDEO: MICHAEL MURPHY & GARY McDAID TALK ABOUT GLENSWILLY VICTORY was last modified: October 2nd, 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:glenswilly gaa winlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH TO HOST ‘UP FOR THE MATCH’ EVENT

first_imgJoe Brolly will be in attendance at the Aodh Ruadh Up For The Match event next Thursday.Aodh Ruadh GAA NotesAodh Ruadh is Up For The MatchAodh Ruadh are staging the chat night to end all chat night’s ahead of the All-Ireland final with Joe Brolly, Brian McEniff, Kevin Cassidy and Brendan Devenney heading up the bill in Dorrian’s Imperial Hotel on Thursday, 18th September. Sean Perry will be your host as the experts assess Donegal’s chances of All-Ireland glory.We also have an undercard shaping up nicely with Niall McCready and Sylvester Maguire already signed up and Donegal Democrat Editor Michael Daly putting the searching questions. Doors are at 7pm and a great night’s entertainment is assured. Tickets priced just €10 are available in Shannon’s Corner, Pearse O’Neill’s and McCosker’s Centra. Family Fund-raiserSome funds are required to complete the fitness trail and provide a Hurling/Rebound Wall for youth coaching of all Gaelic games at Pairc Aodh Ruadh. Tom Daly is co-ordinating a small fund-raiser to meet some of the costs of these works. The Family Fund-raiser is a simple format where a family hosts ten people at a meal in their home for a donation of €20 each. With the prize of two stand tickets and Saturday night accommodation & dinner in Croke Park Hotel available – there has been good interest in the Family Fundraiser which gives each person who participates at €20 the opportunity to win this super prize. The draw will be made at Áras Aodh Ruadh on Monday 15th at 9pm. All returns should be made to Tom Daly by lunch-time on Monday the 15th.Club members have undertaken this event in different ways, with some hosting their group of ten in smaller groups over two or three nights. The format can be varied to suit individual needs. €20 in respect of a minimum of 10 participants (€200) should be returned to Tom Daly together with a list of those who participated as their individual names can be entered in the draw. Each person who participates and makes a €20 donation will be entered in a draw for two stand tickets for the 2014 All Ireland Final and Double Room and dinner for two in the Croke Park Hotel on Saturday September 20th, the night before the Final. Details from Tom Daly or email ftdaly@hotmail.com. Aodh Ruadh supporters living away from Ballyshannon are particularly welcome to participate.FootballAodh Ruadh made their fifth and final trip to Inishowen for this division three league campaign to play their penultimate game at Urris. Both teams had much to play for but for very different reasons, Aodh Ruadh looking to win promotion out of the league, and Urris needing the points to make sure they avoided the drop down from it. In the end Urris’s need proved the greater as they emerged 0-10to 0-8 winners after a tough encounter. Despite the defeat, there were some solid performances, especially in the third quarter when the lads turned the game and were on top, during which we also saw two goal attempts come off the woodwork. Kerry Ryan did particularly well in the middle, as did Johnny Gallagher and Mickey Dolan at the back. The lads must now pick themselves up to make sure they can finish out the league campaign with a win in the final game at home to Naomh Bríd. Aodh Ruadh can still finish top of the league to ensure automatic promotion, but this defeat means we now need other results to go our way. We have pictures from the game and a full match report from David McLoone up on aodhruadh.org.Aodh Ruadh reserves made the long trip to Clonmany on Saturday afternoon for the final away league game of the season. The Erne men knew that a win would wrap up the league title, but following Urris’s 0-7 to 0-6 victory Aodh Ruadh will have to wait a wee while longer before laying hold of the league honours. Urris clung on to win by the narrowest of margins. The wide count for Aodh Ruadh was at least 16, and in a day where there was so little between the sides, a bit more composure in front of goal would have won this game. The Aodh Ruadh defensive unit were solid keeping the hosts to a low score, and there was good energy in the middle and half forward lines. Nicky Sheerin won a sight of ball when he moved out to the half forward line. We have a full match report by David McLoone up on aodhruadh.org.Aodh Ruadh’s under 16 championship dreams ended with a 1-14 to 1-10 defeat to Naomh Conaill in Glenties on Monday evening. It was a sorely disappointing evening for players and management, having been two points down at half time there was the real chance of forcing the contest to the third game. Unfortunately for Ballyshannon poor passing in the final third of the field proved our downfall and Glenties managed to get a good few turnovers on the back of this. Aodh Ruadh were without Dylan Gallagher who was injured, but Glenties had their injury problems too so there are no excuses offered on that account. Shane Dorrian was unlucky to see a gallant goal effort come back off the post and had that score gone in it would have drawn the game level with 10 minutes to go and the closing stages could have taken a different complexion. There were encouraging performances from Ronan McMullin and Gareth Sheerin, but beating Saint Eunan’s in the league county semi-final will require more intelligent and precise passing and better decision making in the final third of the field. The Bakery Cup starts this Saturday 4.30pm – 5.30pm with a light training session.The under 13s are back in action this Wednesday when they host Naomh Muire at 6.30pm in Father Tierney Park.Under 10s did very well down in Ardara on the finals day last Friday and were unlucky not to come away with the spoils. This is the last week of the official season. We will be having the final skills test of the season on Friday evening at 6.30pm. Just to remind players of the four stations so they can be practicing ahead of the test. 1: Hand pass between poles off left and right. 2: Pick up and solo off left and right. 3: Kick pass between poles off left and right. 4: Point score and goal score. There will also be a mark for speed around the course. We will need some parents / guardians to help out with marking at stations, so if you are free we’d love to have your help. Then on Saturday we will be hosting senior and junior teams from Glencar Manorhamilton, Melvin Gaels, Grange and Saint Naul’s for the annual Mick Shannon under 10 tournament. The clubs will be competing for the two trophies up for grabs on the day and we will also be presenting the skills awards for the season too. With around a hundred children expected we need parents / guardians to help out by supplying a loaf of sandwiches, tray of buns or similar refreshments to help feed all present on the day. Also, we would appreciate if parents / guardians could lend a hand in the kitchen on the day.Prizes for the second under 8 skills test will be presented at this Friday’s training which will be at the usual time of 6.30pm. There was a great display from the 26 players who took part. Part of the point of doing the skills test is to benchmark players’ progression over the season. For the first test the average points scored per player was 70.9. In last Friday’s test the average score was 80.7, which is great to see. On Saturday the under 8s will be taking part in the Southern Minor Board Finals day. The blitz takes place in Ballintra with Aodh Ruadh, Naomh Bríd, Naomh Ultan and Bundoran taking part. We will need assistance with transport to this game. All players, along with anyone available to drive to the blitz, are asked to assemble at Father Tierney Park at 9.30am this Saturday morning. Under 6 training continues this Friday in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh at 6.30pm.We have signed up to Lucozade Kit Out Project. We are not asking people to start buying Lucozade, but could anyone who does drink it please note the code on the bottle under the wrapper and pass it to your manager or to Tracey Flood. Codes will be added to our account and we get some free kit. Please pass this on to your friends or anyone you know that drinks Lucozade and ask them to keep codes for the club. The more codes we collect the more gear we can get.HurlingThe senior hurlers final competitive game of the season is down for this Saturday in O’Donnell Park, where they take on Saint Eunan’s in the championship, throw-in 6.30pmThe under 16s had a good win against Carndonagh in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy on Thursday. We were very slow to settle and only led at half time by four points. A much improved all round performance in the second half saw us run out convincing winners 3-15 to 2-6. The lads now play old rivals Buncrana this Thursday in the championship semi final in Buncrana. It is a big challenge for our lads against the very strong Inishowen men, but as always we’re sure our boys will give it everything they have. Thanks to our very loyal parents who once again drove the lads to the game as always your support is much appreciated. Thanks to Tara Keenaghan for the photographs she put up on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.The under 12s had a narrow win over Letterkenny Gaels in Father Tierney Park on Thursday, this very young team have had a tough campaign, but it was encouraging to finish the league with a win. They have now qualified for the C final which they play this Thursday against Burt in Hibernian Park, Burt. Another tough challenge faces the lads we wish them all the best in this game and hope they can build on recent encouraging form.On Saturday last our under 8s made the short trip to Belleek to play Erne Gaels in a couple of challenge games. We had 20 players and fielded two teams.All had great fun, it’s great to see our neighbours taking up the caman again, there has always being a great hurling tradition in Belleek and thankfully the ancient game has returned to Erne Gaels.Many thanks to them for their great hospitality afterwards to young and old. We hope to have a return game in Ballyshannon before the end of the season.Thanks to all the parents who gave our youngest team great support and encouragement in Belleek, thanks to Andrea Gallagher for all the photographs she put on the Aodh Ruadh CLG Facebook page.This Sunday sees the final all-county blitz for the season for the under 8s and under 10s at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy.Donegal Social nightThere will be a Donegal-themed social night in The Bridgend this Saturday 13th September with a viewing of the All-Ireland minor and senior semi-final victories over Dublin.There will be a few special guests present who will be able to give an inside view on how the minor game went! There will also be a draw for an All-Ireland final ticket with raffle tickets being sold on the night and all proceeds going to Aodh Ruadh.Know your sport?There will be a Know Your Sport quiz in Melly’s Bar this Friday 12th September in support of the Donegal GAA training fund.The action gets under way at 9pm so get yourself a team, pull on your county colours and test your sporting knowledge against the best quiz master Peter Gallagher can throw at you!BingoThe €400 bingo jackpot last Friday was shared between three winners. Bingo continues as usual this Friday night at 9pm in the Abbey Centre, with a €1,700 prize fund. Books priced at €10 for a full book, €5 for a half.LottoThere was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €2,200.The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 11, 13, 15 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Patsy McShea, Ballintra; Eamon Maguire, Clyhore; Anita Murray, The Mall; Claire Brosnan, Cluain Barron; and Mary Butler, Erne Dale Heights. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €2,300 takes place at 8.30pm in Pat’s bar on Sunday.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH TO HOST ‘UP FOR THE MATCH’ EVENT was last modified: September 9th, 2014 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Real Sociedad plot move for Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won NEW ERA smart causal REVEALED gameday cracker Monreal left Spain for England in 2013 Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Latest Arsenal News silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January possible standings How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? center_img Real Sociedad are reportedly planning an attempt to sign Nacho Monreal from Arsenal this summer.According to Spanish outlet AS, the 32-year-old is a top target for La Real’s sporting director Roberto Olabe. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures crackers The LaLiga side are aware a move for Monreal is likely to be complex with Arsenal understood to have no intention of selling, however this will not deter Olabe.Sociedad have already made first contract with the player’s representatives, who also work for Mikel Merino – the Newcastle midfielder they are already on the verge of signing. targets REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Monreal’s contract expires at the end of the 2018/19 season, so he will be able to leave the Emirates on a free transfer next summer, should he remain at the club now.Arsenal signed the Spanish international from Malaga in 2013. He began his career at Osasuna and may well be tempted by a return to his home country as he enters the latter phase in his career.last_img read more