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Newcastle hold Man U


first_imgLONDON (AP):As Wayne Rooney went a 10th game without scoring for Manchester United, an English striker did manage to score a hat-trick yesterday – Callum Wilson of Bournemouth.It was a landmark treble for the player and his team, both newcomers to the Premier League.In edging a wild encounter at West Ham, 4-3, Bournemouth, for the first time in their 125-year history, scored goals in the top flight of English football and won their first game.It was just the kind of attacking enterprise that Rooney’s United was missing in their 0-0 draw with Newcastle.Bournemouth, who came close to going out of business and dropping out of the fourth professional division in the last decade, had lost their first two Premier League games without scoring.DUG DEEPWilson sent Bournemouth into a 2-0 lead at half-time, but the visitors had to dig deep after Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate brought West Ham level after the break. Marc Pugh restored Bournemouth’s lead and Wilson completed his treble from the penalty spot after West Ham defender Carl Jenkinson was sent off for clipping Max Gradel in the box.Tottenham and Sunderland are still searching for their first wins after draws yesterday.In a lively final 10 minutes at Leicester, Dele Alli headed Tottenham in front, but it was quickly cancelled out by Riyad Mahrez, who preserved the hosts’ unbeaten start to the season.Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe was on target, securing Sunderland’s first point of the season by cancelling out Bafetimbi Gomis’ goal in a 1-1 draw with Swansea.Crystal Palace have six points from a possible nine after Bakary Sako scored his first goal for the team to clinch a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.In Norwich, Xherdan Shaqiri marked his Stoke debut by setting up Mame Biram Diouf’s opener, but Russell Martin equalised in one of several games that required drinks breaks because of the heat.last_img read more


Bartica Massacre trial to begin today


first_imgThe five men who were allegedly involved in the slaughter of 12 persons in the infamous Bartica Massacre eight years ago will finally stand trial at the High Court.Mark Williams, also known as Durant or Smallie; Celbert “Chi Chi” Reece; Dennis “Anaconda” Williams; Michael Caesar called Deon Cort, “Fah” or “Kapone”; and Roger Simon known as “Goat Man” will today appear before a jury in the case, which will be presided over by Justice Roxanne George.The five co-accused are facing 12 counts of murder as a first indictment, while on the second indictment; they will answer to charges of terrorism and unlawful wounding, in addition to three counts of break and enter and larceny.During the 10-month Preliminary Inquiry (PI), which was presided over by Magistrate Fazil Azeez and which wrapped up in 2011, 37 witnesses had testified, including civilians, relatives of the deceased, forensic experts and several Police Ranks. The PI was conducted at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Back then, the men were all allowed to speak. Reece indicated that he wanted to give sworn testimony, while Simon maintained his innocence and related that he would reserve his witnesses for the High Court trial. The others had remained silent. In his sworn testimony, Reece had revealed that the others were equally involved in the killing of the 12 persons.The suspects are accused of killing Irving Ferreira, Edwin Gilkes, Dexter Adrian, Lance Corporal Zaheer Zakir, Constable Shane Fredericks, Constable Ron Osborne, Deonarine Singh, Ronald Gomes, Ashraf Khan, Abdool Yasin, and Errol and Baldeo Singh on February 17, 2008 in an event that sent shockwaves throughout the country.On that date, Bartica was attacked by a heavily-armed gang, leaving 12 people dead, including three Policemen. Police had contended that it was now deceased Rondell “Fineman” Rawlins, who was the leader of the criminal gang which carried out the brutal attack.The gunmen had terrorised the town while the Bartica Police Station was overrun during the rampage. Several business places were also robbed during the hour-long mayhem. The attack is widely believed to have been linked to the Lusignan Massacre, which had occurred just three weeks prior. In that January 26 attack, 11 persons had lost their lives. Bartica co-accused Mark Williams is also implicated in the Lusignan Massacre, and is also slated to stand trial for that matter in the current session of the criminal assizes.last_img read more


Outgoing AfDB Head, Dr. Kaberuka Receives Benin’s Highest Honors


first_imgWith just few weeks left for him to turn over the prestigious post of president for the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Donald Kaberuka has begun receiving farewell honors from African countries with the latest being the Republic of Benin.He is expected to be turning over the office of president to his successor at the end of August 2015.According to the AfDB, Dr. Kaberuka received Benin’s highest honor, the title of Grand Officer in the National Order of Benin on August 10 in Cotonou, the capital city.“The honor is in recognition of the numerous services the outgoing African Development Bank’s President played to bring improvements in the lives of many Africans in various countries on the continent,” the country’s authority has said.Benin’s President Boni Yayi saluted Kaberuka’s leadership and his vision, which he said permitted the Bank to position itself as one of Africa’s premier development institutions and a key player in the continent’s regional integration. In his response, Dr. Kaberuka, who in his tone has always been institutionally and patriotically conscious, noted that the award was “In fact in recognition of the efforts and achievements of the entire Bank staff.”He thanked the Government and people of Benin for the honor and noted that it highlighted the cordial relations between Benin and the Bank.He recalled role played by Benin in supporting his candidacy as head of the Pan-African institution for 10 years.Kaberuka saluted the progress made by Benin and invited the government to pursue its reforms targeting growth and poverty reduction. On that note, he called on Benin’s authorities to take advantage of the country’s political stability and proximity to the Nigerian market and the markets of its West African neighbors, and its membership in the West African Economic and MonetaryUnion to reinforce the country’s macroeconomic stability. Kaberuka reiterated his faith in Africa and noted that each country has potential and its own unique advantages which should be identified and harnessed in an effort to transform the continent.While at the 50th annual meetings in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire this year, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also lauded praises on Dr. Kaberuka for his role played in Africa as President of the African Development Bank.President Sirleaf was quick to mention the AfDB’s role in the Ebola fight during which time Dr. Kaberuka and an official of the World Health Organization visited Liberia and condemned acts on the part of some countries to cancel flights to Liberia without expert advice.The African Development Bank at the time of Dr. Kaberuka’s visit gave over US$60 million to the Ebola affected region.Besides the Ebola assistance, the African Development Bank was recalled by President Sirleaf to have made numerous contributions toward Liberia’s post-war development, citing the pavement of road from Fish Town to Harper as one classical example.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Fort St. John RCMP investigate early morning robbery of a cyclist


first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On the early morning of June 16, Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a robbery that occurred on the north side of 100 Avenue and 102 Street.According to RCMP, at around 3:00 a.m., a mountain bike rider was on their way to work when the cyclist was accosted by four male suspects.Police say the suspects ranged in height from 5’4″ to 5’10” and were all wearing black hoodies with white and blue bandanas covering the bottom of their faces.- Advertisement -It is said that one of the suspects punched the victim in the face causing the rider to fall off their bike.  The suspects then took the red mountain bike and left eastbound on 100 Avenue.The Fort St John RCMP Police Dog Services unit attended the scene but was not able to locate the suspects.The RCMP believe this is an isolated incident and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact them at 250-787-8100 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.Advertisementlast_img read more


Sharks survive penalties, sets all-Kenyan final


first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate after beating Tanzania’s Mbao FC on post-match penalties in the semi finals of the SportPesa Super Cup on January 25, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 25 – Kariobangi Sharks survived a nervous penalty shoot-out before edging out a stubborn Mbao FC 6-5 and set up an all-Kenyan final of the SportPesa Cup on Sunday where they will face Bandari FC.The game was forced into penalties after a 0-0 draw in regulation time. After skipper Patillah Omotto missed, Sven Yidah, Tom Teka, Geoffrey Shiveka and Nickson Omondi ensured Sharks remained in contention with Mbao’s Hamim Abdulkarim hitting the bar for a 4-4 draw in the first five.In the sudden death kicks, Eric Juma and Mike Bodo scored while Amos Charles struck the bar for Mbao to see the Kenyan side go into the final.Both sides employed a cautious approach to the game and the chances were few and far in between. The two sets of players chose to slow down the pace and only attacked on impulse.Mbao, confidence boosted after ejecting defending champions Gor Mahia had the first effort at goal in the second minute of the match, Khamis Said trying his luck with a shot from range that however went over the bar.Four minutes later, Herbart Lukindo pounced on the ball after Geoffrey Shiveka’s attempted clearance wasn’t succeful, but his shot was wide off target.Kariobangi sharks winger Harrison Mwenda goes past Mbao’s Ally Musa Kombo during their SportPesa Cup semi-final match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSharks were not as dangerous as they were in their first game against Yanga, but had three shots on target, all saved by the opposing keeper Metacha Mnata.First, Duke Abuya who scored twice against Yanga tried an effort on the half turn inside the box but Mnata parried it away with Harrison Mwenda not doing much with the rebound.Abuya had another effort with a shot parried away before George Abege also tried, but he couldn’t find a way past the keeper.Things didn’t change either in the second half and Sharks’ evening was spoilt with Abuya, man of the match against Yanga coming off with an injury and was replaced by Eric Kapaito, making his first appearance after returning from a long injury spell.In the 70th minute, Sharks should have made the most of a half chance when keeper Mnata parried away a Patillah Omotto corner to Shiveka’s path at the backpost, but the defender could not muster a shot on target.Kariobangi Sharks left back Nixon Omondi turns away from Mbao FC’s Said Khamis during the semi finals of the SportPesa Super Cup on January 25, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSharks boss William Muluya made more changes, Sidney Lokale coming on for Vincent Wasambo.Lokale made his presence felt at the back being a constant menace and in the 75th minute he came close with a well weighted shot from inside the box but keeper Mnata proved equal to the task.Muluya made more changes with Eric Juma coming on for the jaded Mwenda while James Mazembe came on for Abege.Sharks made their effort to score in the regular 90 minutes, but a combination of good defending and constant dragging of play saw the Mwanza-based Mbao push the game to spot-kicks.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Golden oldie Pizarro out to spoil Bayern’s double dreams


first_imgIn a Bundesliga career spanning two decades, the 40-year-old made over 300 appearances for Bayern and is in his fourth spell at Bremen.Bayern recently offered him a job as club ambassador after his playing career, but with a place in the German Cup final at stake on Wednesday, there is no question where Pizarro’s loyalties lie this week.“If I come off the bench, it won’t be easy for Bayern,” said the ageing striker last week.“I texted a few of the Bayern guys after the draw. They know it won’t be easy, and I think they would have preferred different opponent.”The game is the second of two back-to-back clashes between the teams. Bremen showed how tough an opponent they can be in a hard-fought Bundesliga game in Munich on Saturday.Ten-man Werder were eventually sunk by a late Niklas Suele goal, but Pizarro said that the cup tie in Bremen would be “a completely different story”.“We will pick ourselves up. When it is 11 against 11 in our own stadium, we will show that we are able to score goals,” he said on Saturday.Bremen will also be hoping to count on Pizarro’s German Cup pedigree on Wednesday.The Peruvian has appeared in eight German Cup finals, more than any other player in history. He has won the competition five times with Bayern and once with Bremen in 2009.He also lost two finals with Bremen, both against Bayern, in 2000 and 2010.Pizarro admitted that he is itching to experience one more final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion.“I try to tell the players who have never played in a Berlin final how amazing it is,” he said last week.“I tell them almost every day how special it is in Berlin, in order to prepare them for Wednesday.”Pizarro may make a rare start for Bremen on Wednesday, after first-choice striker and captain Max Kruse picked up a knock to his thigh during Saturday’s league defeat.Bayern, meanwhile, are hoping that Mats Hummels and James Rodriguez will return to full fitness in time for the cup clash.– Leipzig eye first ever final –Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick is hoping to emulate his cup success with Schalke in 2011 this season © AFP / INA FASSBENDERThe other semi-final pits Bremen’s traditional rivals Hamburg against Bundesliga high-fliers RB Leipzig on Tuesday.Fallen giants Hamburg are chasing their first cup final since 1987, while Leipzig are making a first semi-final appearance in their ten-year history.In-form Leipzig all but secured Champions League qualification with a 1-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday, and are looking to crown an impressive season by reaching the cup final.“Everyone at the club is burning to get into the final,” said coach Ralf Rangnick, who won the cup as Schalke boss back in 2011.“We are going to give everything in Hamburg on Tuesday.For Hamburg, meanwhile, the cup semi-final provides a welcome respite from an increasingly nerve-shattering promotion race in the second tier.Hamburg remain on course for automatic promotion, but have not won in five league games, and are second with three other clubs hot on their heels as they bid to return to the Bundesliga next season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bremen’s Claudio Pizarro will be reunited with former team mates when his side host Bayern in the German Cup semi-final on Wednesday © AFP / Guenter SCHIFFMANNBERLIN, Germany, Apr 22 – Werder Bremen’s Peruvian veteran Claudio Pizarro hopes to ruin Bayern Munich’s dreams of a domestic double when he faces his old club in the German Cup semi-final this week.Pizarro is an icon at both Bayern and Bremen, having scored over 100 goals for each club, and is chasing a record ninth appearance in the German Cup final when the two teams meet in Bremen on Wednesday.last_img read more


DONEGAL STUDENTS GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY WITH THEIR NATURAL HERITAGE


first_imgMagh Éne College transition-year students with ecologist Billy Flynn (far right), surveying the flora and fauna of the Bundoran seashore.A group of students from across Donegal are investigating their natural heritage.Transition-year students from St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties and Magh Éne College, Bundoran, County Donegal are exploring deep into what makes their local area tick. Alongside environmental experts Billy Flynn and Éanna Ní Lamhna students from each of the schools are being trained how to survey and record wildlife habitats as well as learning about the species of flora and fauna in their selected study areas.The heritage project entitled ‘Heritage and Habitat in Your Community’ is the first of its kind in County Donegal, and has been commissioned by the County Donegal Heritage Office in association with the County Donegal Heritage Forum, The Heritage Council and Donegal Education Centre.“This project gives the students involved a heightened sense of environmental ownership and a recognition of the importance of Ireland’s natural heritage” said Carol Dempsey, Heritage Research Assistant with Donegal County Council.“It also gives the students a chance to study outdoors allowing them to apply their geographical knowledge to specific wildlife habitats.” Pictured at the initial meeting of the ‘Heritage and Habitat in Your Community’ Initiative in the Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Town are (L to R): Carol Dempsey (Heritage Research Assistant, Donegal County Council), Éanna Ní Lamhna (Ecologist, Flynn Furney Environmental Consultants and broadcaster on RTÉ Radio 1’s ‘Mooney Goes Wild’), Jacqui Dillon (Principal, Magh Éne College), Sally Bonner (Director, Donegal Education Centre) and Joseph Gallagher (Heritage Officer, Donegal County Council).In June of this year, there was an open call to all 27 secondary schools in County Donegal inviting them to participate in this heritage education initiative.Both St. Columba’s Comprehensive School and Magh Éne College were selected from the seven schools that applied to take part in this initiative based on their interest and enthusiasm as well as their ability to integrate this project into their planned study programme.The aims of the project include encouraging local heritage professionals and local teachers to work together to demonstrate the benefits of applied research to their students and to local communities, helping to introduce students to species identification and habitat classification and assisting in the development of transferable skills such as fieldwork, field recording, analysis, mapping and presentation.Ecologists Billy Flynn and Éanna Ní Lamhna, geography teacher Mary Martin and transition-year students from St. Columba’s Comprehensive School in Glenties discuss the wildlife found in a local bog.The project will also highlight the linkages between habitat surveying and the secondary-level curriculum by making guidance notes available to all secondary schools in the county.Transition-year geography students in St. Columba’s Comprehensive School, Glenties have been exploring the unique and protected wildlife of a blanket bog while their counterparts in Magh Éne College, Bundoran, have taken the opportunity to study the main animals and plants found along the Bundoran seashore.The ‘Heritage and Habitat in your Community’ project is ongoing with students completing their fieldwork this month. Ecologists Billy Flynn and Éanna Ní Lamhna along with geography teachers Mary Martin, St. Columba’s Comprehensive School and Geraldine Fox, Magh Éne College will produce guidance notes based on feedback from their respective transition-year students. The Donegal Education Centre will make these teaching resources available to all secondary schools throughout the county.DONEGAL STUDENTS GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY WITH THEIR NATURAL HERITAGE was last modified: November 17th, 2013 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 County CouncilDonegal studentsHeritageHeritage Officer Joseph Gallagherlast_img read more


FIFA 18 ratings predictions: 25 superstars set for downgrades – surprised?


first_img Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) – Predicted rating = 74 (Was 77 in FIFA 17) – With James Milner picked ahead of him for the whole season at Anfield, Moreno will see his rating decrease in the new game. 25 Andre Gomes (Barcelona) – Predicted rating = 82 (Was 83 in FIFA 17) – Regarded as a flop by most fans at the Nou Camp, the Portugal international is likely to receive another small downgrade this summer, having already had one in the winter refresh. 25 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – Predicted rating = 93 (Was 94 in FIFA 17) – He’s still a superstar but while he’s evolving his game, he’s definitely losing his pace and some of his other attributes, and this could result in a small regression. 25 Mehdi Benatia (Juventus) – Predicted rating = 82 (Was 83 in FIFA 17) – Unable to break up the BBC and set to be usurped in the pecking order by Daniele Rugani, Benatia will see his score get a decrease. 25 Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) – Predicted rating = 81 (Was 83 in FIFA 17) – Okay, he had a brilliant FA Cup final, but there can be no arguments against his decline at the Emirates. 25 25 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – Predicted rating = 81 (Was 84 in FIFA 17) – England and Red Devils hero can no longer fight the fact his career is on the slide, he could see a big downgrade next season. 25 25 25 Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich) – Predicted rating = 77 (Was 78 in FIFA 17) – The Portuguese starlet’s move to Germany may have happened too soon and he’s been on the fringes in Bavaria this season. Expect him to get a small drop, but his potential will remain high. 25 25 Pepe (Real Madrid) – Predicted rating = 84 (Was 88 in FIFA 17) – On his way out of the Bernabeu, the Portguese star is set to lose out in FIFA 18. Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham) – Predicted rating = 77 (Was 80 in FIFA 17) – A £30m flop, despite Spurs magnificent season, we can see the player getting a big downgrade to some of his ratings. 25 Thomas Vermaelen (Roma) – Predicted rating = 79 (Was 81 in FIFA 17) – Ex-Arsenal and Barcelona man Vermaelen is now on the periphery in Serie A and could see his score drop as a result. 25 Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – Predicted rating = 82 (Was 84 in FIFA 17) – Injuries appear to have decreased the striker’s effectiveness and this means a downgrade is surely on the cards for the England man. 25 25 Hatem Ben Arfa (Paris Saint-Germain) – Predicted rating = 80 (Was 83 in FIFA 17) – Signed after a stunning season with Nice, Ben Arfa has not performed to the same level in the French capital. Wilfried Bony (Manchester City) – Predicted rating = 77 (Was 81 in FIFA 17) – Since leaving Swansea, the Ivorian hasn’t had the best of times. His loan move to Stoke was extremely poor and we can’t see him being rated above 80 in FIFA 18. Claudio Bravo (Manchester City) – Predicted rating = 83 (Was 81 in FIFA 17) – Chilean goalkeeper Bravo was hit with a downgrade in the winter refresh and seems set to lose out again in FIFA 18. Loris Karius (Liverpool) – Predicted rating = 81 (Was 82 in FIFA 17) – Another Reds star set to lose out is their German shot-stopper, who has been usurped by former flop Simon Mignolet at Anfield. 25 John Terry (Chelsea) – Predicted rating = 80 (Was 82 in FIFA 17) – Used sparingly by the Blues in his farewell campaign, Terry was also error-prone which means his rating will drop. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – Predicted rating = 79 (Was 80 in FIFA 17) – Still just 21, Shaw has had a tough season at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho, who has been a big critic of the player. He may well get a small deduction. Mario Gotze (Borussia Dortmund) – Predicted rating = 82 (Was 84 in FIFA 17) – Sadly, illness has affected the German talent and having missed most of the campaign and been poor when fit, he will see his rating drop. But we’re all hoping he can bounce back. Jose Fonte (West Ham) – Predicted rating = 82 (Was 83 in FIFA 17) – The former Southampton star has done okay with the Hammers but does appear to be starting his decline. We imagine he will get a small downgrade. Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) – Predicted rating = 84 (Was 86 in FIFA 17) – Cruelly hit by injuries across the last two games, the creative Spanish star is likely to get a downgrade as a result. 25 25 Arda Turan (Barcelona) – Predicted rating = 82 (Was 84 in FIFA 17) – Set to be shown the door at the Nou Camp this summer, the Turkish midfielder is likely to lose a point or two on FIFA 18. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – Predicted rating = 89 (Was 90 in FIFA 17) – The Swedish superstar may have had a good season with the Red Devils but his recent injury could result in a slight downgrade. The 2016/17 season might have only just ended but EA have already given us a look at FIFA 18, and we’re very excited.There is still time to wait before the full release but we’re already discussing the huge number of stars who could see their ratings change.So, which superstars around the world do we think will be unlucky enough to see their virtual personas decline?Click the right arrow above to see 25 players we think could get a downgrade on FIFA 18… 25 25 25 25 25 25 Nicolas Gaitan (Atletico Madrid) – Predicted rating = 82 (Was 85 in FIFA 17) – The Argentine was a big summer signing for Diego Simeone but has been on the fringes for much of the campaign, which could lead to a downgrade, especially as he seemed a touch overrated. Borja Baston (Swansea City) – Predicted rating = 77 (Was 80 in FIFA 17) – Signed for £15m last summer, the Spanish striker has been a flop in Wales. He jumped from 71 to 80 from FIFA 16 to FIFA 17, and this rating is likely to go back down after such a poor campaign. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – Predicted rating = 83 (Was 85 in FIFA 17) – He has improved in the latter part of the Premier League campaign, but the Algerian is still a touch overrated and may get a downgrade in the new game. 25last_img read more


LETTERKENNY STUDENTS HEAD FOR A TAKEAWAY OF CHINESE CULTURE!


first_imgA group of TY students from Errigal College has embarked on a trip of a life time to China, spending 11 days engaging in cultural activities and attending local Chinese school.Errigal College students have headed to ChinaThis is the first cultural exchange in the county for a post primary school, and Errigal college are delighted to be leading the way with such an initiative.The students have been learning Mandarin Chinese in the college and now hope that their trip to china will further enhance what they have been learning. Errigal college also have two staff members participating in a Chinese programme at a university in shanghai at present, in the hope that they will be able to deliver the course in the coming academic year.This is a very positive move for the college in broadening the learning for their students it will also give their students a competitive advantage as they progress to further education.You can keep up to date by logging into Errigal college website for further updates on the students while they are in China.They will be blogging daily to our website.  LETTERKENNY STUDENTS HEAD FOR A TAKEAWAY OF CHINESE CULTURE! was last modified: August 15th, 2013 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:Chinaerrigal collegelast_img read more


FRANCIE FRIEL: ‘GERALDINE WAS PLAYING WITH DODGY KNEE, I TOLD HER I WOULD TAKE HER TO AN ALL-IRELAND’


first_imgCaptain fantastic Geraldine McLaughlin picks up the All-Ireland trophyTERMON manager Francie Friel has paid tribute to his Senior Ladies team after they won the All-Ireland Senior Ladies title in Tuam today.The Co Donegal and Ulster Champions beat Mourneabbey by five points in the showpiece final today.And captain fantastic Geraldine McLaughlin was the star of the show, hitting three great goals in the process. Her manager Francie Friel paid tribute to her, revealing she was playing with an injured knee.“She is just scary,” said proud Francie“She has a sore knee; she is playing with a cartilage gone in her knee. Dr Tony Delap in Gaoth Dobhair gave her an injection and thank God it worked and I want to thank him for that.“I made Geraldine the captain ten months ago and I told her I’d take her to an all-Ireland and she and all the girls have worked so hard this year. I’ve given up 10 months of my life for this and you get your reward in the end. “We hit a purple patch in the second half and it’s important you push on when you get those periods in the game and the girls did just that.“The biggest belief came after winning Ulster. We have girls taking days off work, flying home from Scotland and England for games; these are the rewards you get.”“The girls have given great satisfaction to the parish and the club. I’m very proud of all of them.”FRANCIE FRIEL: ‘GERALDINE WAS PLAYING WITH DODGY KNEE, I TOLD HER I WOULD TAKE HER TO AN ALL-IRELAND’ was last modified: November 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:All-Ireland championsFrancie FrielLadiesTermonlast_img read more