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  • My body is gold

    first_imgEver tried to break gold?With your own bare hand?Did you feel the stiff?Would you trade gold for brass?Or try to sweep it like some grass?Gold is a precious shiny stone-not a strawMy body –this body you see, is goldI may be short, small or hugeWith my lappa stained with red palm oilSwamped by crying babies in the kitchenOr, I may be carrying my bucket,Filled with pepper, okra, and cornBut with these, I put food on that tableCan’t you see my courage shines like lightening?I may be walking in mud down watersideBut I smile like the bright morning sunDoes that make me a cow that you beat to move?Why do you knock me down and gang rape me like hungry thirsty leopards?Am I sweeter than honey?And you laugh like its funny?You are a coward, cruel and shamelessWhy do you keep me dirty, barefooted and broken?Are you afraid of the radiance in my eyes?Do you fear the glamour of my beauty?Are you struck by the size of  my hips?Are you intimidated by the glow of my breasts?Now, hear me young manThis body you beat is goldAre you a beast, built to beat a woman?If you’re Hercules, why not jump on a lion in his den?Is your prowess fixed for women?But, you don’t know goldSomeday, you’ll see a real manA man with arms thicker than yoursAnd chest wide for my bodyWith voice that vibrates like thunderAnd hands stronger than oxenBut, he, like a knight, guards me like a queenAnd guess what?This man, my man, is a real manLike a miner, he knows gold, even in dirtAnd he cleans it up and sets it in a jarAnd marvels at the splendor-enjoying his treasureBut, you poor manYou were blinded by a ghostNever knew the gold you hadAnd boy, oh boy, when you know thisI’ll flee like a bird and be goneWhen it hits your door, you’d be doneLeft with your over grown egoChained in a cageStuck with your rageDid you think you could dim my bulb?And blow my lambI’ll still be on fireWhen we pass you byRolling your wheelbarrow on the outskirts of dualaYou’ll hide your face behind the mountain’s backWith your torn-out trouseurs, asking in your coloqua-da my woman there?This face you bruise is goldThis nose you punch is goldThis arm you twist is goldThis leg you sweep is goldThis body, my body is gold.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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  • Street Child to Identify Support for Ebola Victimized Children

    first_imgProviding support to children whose parents have died due to the Ebola outbreak in the country should claim the attention of humanitarian organizations, Mr. Michael John Bull, program director of Street Child of Liberia, SCOL, has said.Bull told newsmen yesterday in Monrovia that his organization is concerned about children who have lost parents to the Ebola virus.“We have discussed the issue,” Bull said, “and Street Child will trace relatives of children whose parents died as a result of the Ebola virus.“Our intervention will include providing them counseling to help them cope with what others may say in the community; also we’ll provide them with emergency food as well as grants to such families to help take care of them through a business assistance scheme.”He said as a child advocate organization, he understands the negative effects on such children, and therefore believes that such intervention is critical to help them.“What we (SCOL) are doing is to visit communities and collect information on such children and then we can begin to work with family members,” Bull said.Bull noted that parents who may be suffering from any of the symptoms associated with Ebola should ensure that their children are separated from them.He said Street Child of Liberia is concerned about the future of such children, particularly as the Ebola virus is causing many deaths in the country.“As we continue to fight the scourge of Ebola,” Bull said, “we must also protect the most vulnerable members of our family, who are our children.”He re-echoed the need for parents to educate their children to follow preventive methods in the fight against the Ebola virus.Street Child of Liberia has reunified more than four hundred street children through education, including nine who participated in the Street Child World Cup in Brazil, last March.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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  • Govt’s single-mother night shift policy misguided – Red Thread

    first_imgOutspoken women rights activist Karen DeSouza has said Government’s recent policy decision to prevent single mothers from working the night shift offered by security firms is “misguided”.Minister Keith ScottDeSouza told Guyana Times on Wednesday that while the policy was implemented following some form of consultation with a few private security firms, she believes that these consultations should have been held with women instead.“I think the Minister (with the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott) is a little misguided. His heart may be in the right place, but I think it’s a leap that cannot be justified on the basis of either women rights or in the interest of women and children…You are talking about an issue that affects women’s lives, then you need to talk to women about it and not be too selective with the guards you talk with,” DeSouza asserted.The head of Red Thread said instead of imposing this new measure, the Minister and, by extension, the Government should pay some attention to ensuring that the minimum wage was paid to all women, including those in the security services and sweeper/ cleaners at schools.“I think that in so far as single mothers are concerned, the Government should be doing a lot more, particularly the Ministry of Labour, to ensure whatever financial assistance is needed is given to those women in whatever form, including public assistance,” she added.DeSouza also views the move as one in which Government was abdicating its responsibility to private companies. “This is how I see it. They are removing themselves from ensuring that the infrastructure and the protection of citizens are there and trying to throw it on private security firms.”She argued that while the Government has made a huge leap to take women off the night shift, it was not doing anything to ensure that sexual harassment was stopped in the security services.“It’s a very strange leap for me to ban women from the night shift. Yes, we have problems with it, but they are structural, and not answered by saying women should not be made to work night shifts. There are many things that the Government needs to do, many things that they promised to do.”Further, DeSouza told Guyana Times that when groups such as hers speak of providing equal rights for women, they were not doing this on the basis of asking for ‘paternalistic protection’, but rather they were looking for employers to understand women’s unique biology.She said, “And you can’t use that biology as a means as well to penalise or as an excuse because a woman has to bear and give birth and breastfeed children. We want you to recognise that there is a life cycle that has to do with child bearing and it has to be taken account for in all the economic arrangements in the country.”The Red Thread head continued, “So when we speak of caring for workers, those are some of the things that have to be considered and hopefully, our Government could get on board and begin to think in a more progressive way in terms of how you protect women’s rights and ensure that simple families are protected and cared for.”Asked whether she believed that this new policy would affect women’s chances of securing future employment with private security companies, the women rights activist said she did.“Whatever dictates the Government will send out, I would be amazed if security firms would be willing to employ women at the same rate if they are not able to put them on night shift.”She also thinks that it could be used as another way of penalising women. “This is because the reason Guyana has so many security guards is because our education system has determined that if you come from a certain income bracket and a range of disadvantages in terms of the education system, that you are not going to be able to get the qualifications to get better paid work.”“So what are the options opened to a woman who has very little formal education and who has to provide for their children, not very many. And that is why we have seen in the last many years such a growth of women in the security forces and it keeps increasing.”DeSouza said notwithstanding some of the very good laws in Guyana, Government must recognise that women were still seen as unequal in society. “I would say nationally, we have a long way to go in terms of the work towards equality and respect for women and the contribution they make to the economy, not just in terms of the formal employment but in many other areas,” she added.Government had made it clear that it planned to minimise and eventually eliminate night work for single mothers within the private security industry.Meanwhile, the Guyana Association of Private Security Organisations (GAPSO) on Wednesday condemned the night-shift ban on single mothers in the private security sector.The organisation stated that Minister Scott’s choice to selectively dismantle and target single mothers within the private security sector was a “cruel and arbitrary attack” on the sector.“GAPSO feels that it is a high-handed and unilateral approach being adopted by the Government and definitely lacks insight or thinking outside the box. It remains unclear why only the private security sector was selected while other professions are excluded and what suggestions, if any, there is to solve the inevitable unemployment that will arise therefrom,” the body said in a statement.The GAPSO is, therefore, calling for an immediate independent review of this proposal, widespread consultations with stakeholders and a functioning welfare system that provides benefits according to different situations.(Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

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  • Neymar, Mbappe injured ahead of PSG-Liverpool clash

    first_img0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe hurt his shoulder in a heavy fall as France beat Uruguay © AFP / FRANCK FIFEParis, France, Nov 21 – Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are both in a race against time to recover from injuries in time for the crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool, the French club said Wednesday.PSG said a scan had showed that Neymar strained an adductor muscle in his groin in Brazil’s 1-0 friendly win against Cameroon on Tuesday. And Mbappe has a shoulder contusion after falling heavily in France’s 1-0 win over Uruguay at the Stade de France.“A 48-hour period of treatment will be undertaken to assess their clinical evolution,” PSG said.It appears likely that both players will miss PSG’s Ligue 1 match against Toulouse on Saturday, but their real target will be Wednesday’s Champions League match against Liverpool at the Parc des Princes.All four sides could still qualify for the knockout phase from Group C. Liverpool have the same number of points as leaders Napoli while PSG sit third, one point behind Liverpool and one point ahead of Red Star Belgrade.Neymar played down his injury, saying in an Instagram message that “it was nothing serious”.In Tuesday’s match, the Brazilian forward had treatment for an apparent groin problem after just five minutes and collapsed to the turf soon afterwards to boos from the crowd in the central English town of Milton Keynes.Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar also said on Tuesday the 222-million-euro ($253-million) player did not appear to have a serious problem.“He felt discomfort,” Lasmar said. “He will need a bit more time to evaluate it and take a scan, but in principle it is not a serious injury.”In Paris, Mbappe hurt his right shoulder as he challenged Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana for the ball in the World Cup winners’ victory.France coach Didier Deschamps said Mbappe, the 19-year-old forward who shot to global prominence at the World Cup, “had some shoulder pain after his fall”.Neymar limped off after just eight minutes of Brazil’s win against Cameroon © AFP / Glyn KIRKNeymar’s replacement in the Brazilian lineup, Everton’s Richarlison, headed in on the stroke of half-time to secure victory for the Selecao.France won thanks to Olivier Giroud’s 52nd-minute penalty.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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  • Video: Mourinho shows his players how it SHOULD be done

    first_imgWith Arsenal leading 1-0, Chelsea midfielder Ramires had a glorious chance to level the score in the 2015 Community Shield.The Brazilian jumped above the Gunners defence to meet Loic Remy’s cross, but he put his header over the bar.And Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho made his feelings on the effort clear, as Arsenal held on to win the match at Wembley 1-0. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 1last_img

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  • Insider Trading: Varane to favour Madrid stay, Witsel latest, Berahino and MORE!

    first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip from the summer window.Our man in the know bring us the latest on the Raphael Varane to Manchester United stories. The Real Madrid defender was signed by Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu in 2011 – could he be heading to Old Trafford? We learn about the trio ‘surplus to requirements’ by Tottenham – with one 23-year-old valued at £8m by the club – while we hear more on the ongoing saga involving Saido Berahino’s exit from West Brom.Mathieu Debuchy appears to be leaving Arsenal to return to France, Warren says Everton are still battling Serie A giants Juventus and Napoli for Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel and Bafetimbi Gomis’ spell at Swansea appears to be over.We get a couple of interesting stories from the Championship as Burnley have a bid rejected for Derby and Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick, while we find out which club has been strongly linked with a move for former Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart. Warren rounds up the done deals from the last few days and much, much more.Listen to Insider Trading podcast, above.Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Arsene Wenger was NOT first choice to be England manager, claims FA technical director Dan AshworthGlenn Hoddle ‘slightly disappointed’ over England snub but not desperate for a managerial jobManchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba hopes boosted as Juventus plan to replace Frenchman with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja MaticManchester City transfer news: Aymeric Laporte snubbed huge contract to remain with Athletic BilbaoTransfer rumours: 11 things that will happen in the summer transfer window (probably)Chelsea transfer news: Alvaro Morata lined up as Diego Costa replacement, Italy goalkeeper wanted and more gossipLiverpool transfer news: Roma edge ahead in race to sign ex-Arsenal star Thomas VermaelenArsenal transfer blow! Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists only Real Madrid can sign him from Borussia Dortmundlast_img read more

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  • DONEGAL NATURAL DAIRIES BUSINESS CREATES ‘COOL MCGUINNESS MILKSHAKE’

    first_imgConvoy based Natural Dairies dairy technologists have responded to the challenge to develop a refreshing dairy based drink to celebrate Donegal’s participation in the All Ireland Final on Sunday.Garvan Gallagher the owner of Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny set the challenge for John Molloy owner of Natural Dairies to come up with a way to use its Cool Milk products to make a Cool refreshing drink for children.The pair decided to combine both their culinary and dairy skills and to name the new drink “Cool” Mc Guinness. The new drink is served in a specially designed “Cool” Mc Guinness glass showing the Donegal trainer Jim Mc Guinness and the tag line “Believe”.Welcoming the assistance given by Natural Dairies, Garvan told Donegal Daily, “I told Michael Murphy if he got to the All Ireland I would create a recipe, name it after Jim and add it to the restaurant menu.“I spoke to John Molloy, the owner of local dairy company Natural Dairies about recipe ideas, and he suggested the dairy technologists in the Convoy plant would assist.“Given the importance of dairy farming within the county we felt it appropriate to make a special one off dairy based drink to celebrate the achievement of the team. Garvan’s head chef at Restaurant Sage is a Mexican, Martin Hernandez and John’s head dairy technologist is an Indian Shiva Prakash, so you can say that the final taste experience is truly international.Garvan also revealed that an adult alcohol based version has now been added to his menu.Commenting on the development John Molloy owner of Natural Dairies told Donegal Daily, “Donegal is at fever pitch coming up to the match, every village and town is a sea of the counties colours, be it by way of bunting, flags and all other kinds of novel ideas in support of the team.“The staff here designed the “Stay Cool, Never Give Up” banner that covers some twenty metres on the front of the factory and so when Garvan asked could we help we were delighted to do so.“The “Cool” Mc Guinness glasses we have designed are we are told a bit of a collector’s item and if there is a demand we will certainly look at producing more and contributing any proceeds to a Brain Injury based charity. DONEGAL NATURAL DAIRIES BUSINESS CREATES ‘COOL MCGUINNESS MILKSHAKE’ was last modified: September 18th, 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:BusinessCool McGuinnessFeaturesMilkshakenewslast_img read more

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  • DONEGAL KIDS SHOW TRUE GRIT IN BELFAST

    first_imgSo many emotions on a day on which young Valley athletes did themselves proud.The scene was Barnett’s Park, Belfast with soft soft going where it was going to take a certain attitude to come out the other end smiling and in this Ulster under 11 – 19 age group championships that attitude was evident.And none more so as from Daniella Jansen, Killygordon bursting out in the 11 age group to alex McGeehin’s lead out in the 11 boys followed by Aaron Mc Glynn taking no prisoners 13 boys to a gutsy response from Leanne Kelly 15 girls and there was stories within each race. Let’s consider the team /individual return of the day it was the 13 boys Aaron Mc Glynn from Comeen N S in the Glenfinn Gaeltacht as he put himself in a lead position held a lead position and in those last 200m when all the questions were being asked this young man had the answer simply get there and grab the gold nothing else in his head and he delivered same.Behind him his training mates were lining up to battle to make the scoring team – Charles McDaid, Tooban, 5th; Luke Gavigan 14th, Samuel McCLintock 17th, Jamie Keegan and Calvin O Brien all Ballybofey top 20 or thereabouts.Team result Finn Valley 48 pts to Shercock 117 pts.Aoife Mc Grath from Castlederg had a right good go at taking the 11 girls race lost out by 2 seconds to a Shercock athlete but with Emer O Neill, Buncrana 3rd ; Daniella Jansen 6th and her neighbour  Zoe Kelly 9th they had 60 pts to spare on Glaslough. Joining these girls in nationals –  Stranorlar’s Sinead Gallagher and Tooban’s Lauren Mc Daid.Three of the scoring boys on the winning Valley team 11 boys hail from Tooban NS – they are Shane McMonagle, Adam Mc Crudden and Keith McColgan – a credit to the input of teacher Manus O’Donnell and joined by the aforementioned Alex McGeehin from Ballybofey they had 70 pts to spare over Shercock….a feat that brought a smile to coach DermotMc Granaghan. (Indeed many years ago he was leading teams in these age groups as an athlete out in front.)The 13 girls did medal but they would agree they can do better Laura lee Penrose their best again from Castlederg.It was then the turn of the 15 girls and only a gritty dogged performance was going to see them ahead.They responded with just that winning on 73 pts to Lagan Valley 79 pts – – all the serious work which translated as gold coming in the last 1000m with Leanne Kelly,Tooban, Laura Kelly ,Convoy; Emer Kelly ,Castlederg, and Alisha Carlin from Crossroads daughter of former national long jump senior champion Shauna who even to this day can be seen churning out a tough personal training regime at Valley. We witnessed a Donegal victory in the 15 boys with Letterkenny’s Peter Gibbons and the team result reads: Malachys 57, Letterkenny 57 and Finn Valley 90 with  Oisin Gallen, Pauric Patton, Adam Lynch and Shane Thompson (all Ballybofey) on duty.The final medal tally came in 19 boys bronze team behind Belfast clubs Lagan Valley and St Malachy’s –  Mark Bonner, Ryan Porter, Justin Brown and Patrick Hynes McGlynn going to the line.And so it ended 7 teams qualifying for nationals December in The Curragh, Kildare a day that parents, coaches, athletes can be proud of.It’s a fact that you can prepare athletes for the challenge but its also a fact that when prepared they the athletes need to want to achieve. There was serious intent in the approach on this day in Belfast. MAITH SIBHFiled to donegaldaily.com by Patsy McGonagle:You can send your report to info@donegaldaily.com© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDONEGAL KIDS SHOW TRUE GRIT IN BELFAST was last modified: November 6th, 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:belfast demense parkDonegal athleticsFinn Valley ACLetterkenny AClast_img read more

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  • INISHOWEN LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

    first_imgINISHOWEN LEAGUEFr O’ Gara Cup Reports Hannon Greene Insurances Fr O Gara CupGreencastle FC 3-1 QPS ResGreencastle advanced to the next round after a hard fought victory over a game Point side.The visitors were first to threaten when Dean Hegarty saw his free punched clear by Seamus Bovaird.But Grencastle hit back and broke the deadlock on 8 minutes when Sean Cavanagh fed Brian Kone who laid the ball off for James Henry to fire an unstoppable half volley to the bottom corner.Jack Keys then fired narrowly over before Aiden Lynch fed John McCloskey at the other end but he was denied by a superb tackle from Sean McQuillan.Greencastle raised their game then with Gavin Harkin seeing his dangerous cross tipped away by Brian Lynch before they made it two nil on the half hour after Ciaran Moor played a neat one two with Cavanagh on the edge of the area before advancing to round Lynch and slot home.McQuillam then beat two men but fired wide before at the other end Stephen Kings run on the right saw his cross sail over.The point had a good chance on 55 minutes after Lynch broke into the area and laid the ball off for King but he shot straight at Bovaird.The home side responded with Harkin seeing his free punched clear before Cavanagh’s header was cleared off the line by Paul Harkin.The point got a lifeline on 66 minutes after the ball fell for McCloskey to fire a stunning thirty yards effort to the top corner. Hegarty & McCloskey then both had long range efforts off target before Greencastle settled any nerves on 77 minutes when substitutes Ryan McDermott and Andrew McLaughlin combined for the latter to fire to the top corner from eight yards.The point squandered a gilt edged chance to exert late pressure when they were awarded a penalty after Lynch was fouled in the area but Lynch’s penalty came back off the post. Inishowen Engineering Reserve First Division ReportsRea’s men clinch league title in styleRedcastle Res 3-1 Cockhill ColtsRedcastle Res made sure there would be no last minute nerves as they clinched the league title at the first time of asking with a three one win over a game Cockhill side.Redcastle came flying out at the start and Aiden Cunningham’s free found Stephen McGowan whose header was well saved by Gary Robinson. Cunningham then flashed a twenty five yards effort just past the post before the pressure told on 33 minutes when Edward Havlin fed Stephen McCauley to head home from ten yards.Six minutes later they doubled their lead after Liam McLaughlin advanced from midfield to unleash a twenty yards effort to the bottom corner.Cockhill got off to a great start to the second period when they reduced the deficit when in a goalmouth scramble the ball cannoned off a defender past Ryan McCole. But Redcastle upped the tempo and any nerves were dispelled on 76 minutes when McGowans cross from the left found Mclaughlin who laid the ball off to James Curran to slot home from close range.In the final minutes Gary Breslin for the colts saw his effort from twenty yards sail just over the bar.Moville Youth 0-3 Rasheney ResThe visitors got a dream start in the second minute when a deep free kick was bundled home from close range by Kieran Friel past lee McElroy.Moville had plenty of possession but failed to trouble Sean Friel in the Rasheney goal at any stage.Indeed it was Rasheney who almost added another when Friel advanced into the area but McElroy saved well with his feet.Moville upped the tempo on the restart with Colin Doherty releasing Kevin McDermott but he fired just over.On the hour they were awarded a penalty but Oran McDermott’s spot kick was well saved by Friel.Rasheney hit back and John Doherty’s snapshot flew just past the post. Moville pushed forward again and McDermott flicked on for Paddy Craig who crossed to McDermott but he was denied by a superb last ditch tackle.Rasheney sealed the points on 76 minutes after John Doherty poked home in a crowded area before the same player completed the scoring on 85 minutes after racing through to shoot low past McElroy. Inishowen Engineering Reserve Premier Division Reports 17/03/2013Written by AdministratorAileach Res 3-1 Culdaff ResThis was a tight affair between the top two in the division and after the initial hectic start Culdaff were first to show with Niall Gordon firing over the bar from the edge of the area.Aileach replied midway through the half with Liam Burke seeing a twenty five yards effort well gathered by George Houten.Culdaff responded and Dermot Diver fired straight at David McGeady when well placed.Before the break the home side went close when Houten tipped Burke’s effort around the post and when the ball fell to Stephen Doherty from the corner Houten again reacted superbly to tip the ball over. Culdaff started the second half on top and broke the deadlock when William Hutrchinsons brilliant twenty five yards effort dipped over McGeady and into the top corner.But Aileach rallied and got back on terms when Burke poked the ball home after a scramble in the area.Aileach then took the lead when with the visitors looking for offside Stephen Doherty advanced and saw his effort parried by Houten but Craig followed up to slot home.Houten then saved well from both Burke and Doherty before Culdaff responded well after this and were unlucky when David O’Connor saw his shot from the edge of the area rebound off the post. Minutes later Seamus McLaughlin released Conor O’Brien but his powerful effort was superbly tipped round the post by McGeady.Aileach sealed the points when Paul McHugh advanced from midfield to slot the ball low under Houten.Culdaff tried to the end but O’Brien had a half chance which he fired just over the top.Sea Rovers 2-5 Cockhill ResSwitched to Cockhill Christy McDaids side had to wait until the last five minutes to record a victory as they hit three without reply.Cockhill got a dream start when they opened the scoring on 3 minutes after Marty Bradley fed Michael Coyle and when his shot was parried by Fergal Bradley the rebound was slotted home by Ricky Fullerton.Fullerton then had a shot gathered at the second attempt before Rovers Gerard Crossan advanced on goal but Lee McCarron advanced to smother his effort. On 27 minutes Crossan again beat the offside trap and shot early but McCarron tipped his effort onto the post.Cockhill then made it two nil on 31 minutes when Bradley fed Fullerton on the left and he pulled the ball back for Ryan Duffy to slot home at the near post.Rovers got a goal back before the interval when again Crossan beat the offside trap to race clear and slide the ball low past the advancing McCarron.There was a quiet opening to the second halfbut on 67 minutes Cockhills Alan Fletcher was unlucky to see his effort following a corner crash off the bar.Rovers hit back minutes later and equalised after Crossan saw his effort parried by McCarron for Dean McLaughlin to emphatically blast the ball to the roof of the net.Cockhill got back into the lead on 85 minutes when Aiden Donaghey fed Duffy and his effort took a deflection on its way past Bradley.Minutes later great work by Alan Fletcher on the right saw his cross headed home by Duffy from eight yards.Then on the stroke of full tiem Duffy converted a penalty awarded after he had been upended.Glengad Res 2-1 Carn ResIt was Glengad who started the game the better but it was Carn who almost took the lead on 15 minutes when James McCloskey released Rory Brady who beat Michael McLaughlin with his shot but it rebounded off the post.The home side replied and took the lead on 22 minutes when Christopher McLaughlin fed Seamus Doherty whose deep cross was slotted home by Daniel Mullarkey.Glengad dominated the remainder of the half but failed to create clear chances.Carn got a dream start to the second period when good work by Niall Mclaughlin saw him cross to Brady to sidefoot home from close range.Glengad replied and Mullarkey’s cross shot glanced off the face of the crossbar before they regained the lead on 67 minutes when Mark Smith’s powerful twenty yards free deflected off a defender past JJ Doherty.Carn almost levelled when a deep cross from Brady was clawed away at full stretch by McLaughlin.Glengad spurned a gilt edged chance to win it when Gary Kelly was upended in the area but his spot kick was well saved to his left by DohertyStrand Hotel First Division ReportsRasheney FC 1-1 Dunree UnitedThis was a poor encounter throughout with few chances and defences on top.In the first half Dunree had whatever chances there were with Daniel McLaughlin seeing an early shot gathered at the second attempt by Johnathan Noone.Then midway through the half they were unlucky to see James Doherty’s header from a free crash back off the bar before being cleared.Either side of half time was a dogged midfield encounter and it was not until the final twenty minutes that the game came to life.On 70 minutes James Doherty for the visitors saw his effort kicked off the line by keeper Noone before they took the lead minutes later when a corner fell to David Laird and he drilled home from eight yards.But Rasheney rallied and got back on terms five minutes later when Noone’s long free dropped over the Dunree defence for Anthony Doherty to score with a diving header to the bottom corner.In the closing stages Dunree came closest after Philip McGuinness crossed for James Doherty but he headed just over the top.Moville Celtic Res 4-4 Buncrana Hearts ResIn an entertaining encounter play swung from end to end before both sides claimed a share of the points.Buncrana started the better and took the lead on 22 minutes when Kieran McDaid found Declan Fullerton and he drilled low past Maurice McGeady from eight yards.They doubled their lead minutes later when Alan Friel unleased a looping effort to the roof of the net from twenty yards.Moville upped the tempo and reduced the deficit when Joshua Lafferty fired a stunning free over the wall to the top corner past Eoin O Doherty.Moville started the second period well and when John McGeady’s header was cleared off the line Lafferty retrieved and crossed for Conor Lafferty to slot home from six yards.Moville then took the lead on the hour mark when McGeady flicked the ball on for Tony Boyce to drill home from close range.But the visitors rallied and equalised when a great run by Alan Friel saw him round the keeper and cross for Gerard Boyle to head home.The visitors then regained the lead after Boye cut in from the left and fired superb shot to the top corner from the edge of the area. But Moville hit back and and gained a point when Joshua Lafferty’s free was cleared as far as Jason McLaughlin who lobbed the ball into the area for Christy McGeoghaghan to fire home.Jackie Crossan Premier Division ReportsPremier league title still in the balanceMoville Celtic 1-1 Glengad UnitedPlayed in cold but dry conditions at Glencrow on Saturday before a big crowd Glengad United came from behind to claim a draw but need two wins in their last two games to be sure of the title.Moville started the better and in the second minute a Joe Doherty corner found Ryan McClenaghan unmarked but he flicked the ball wide of the far post from point blank range.A swift counter attack from Glengad saw Terence Doherty cross from the left brilliantly controlled by Patrick McDermott but he fired inches over the bar.John McDaid and Terence Doherty then played a neat one two to again send McDermott into the area but he sliced his effort wide on his weaker left foot.Glengad continued to press and when Jason Doherty ‘s cross found McDermott again in the area he was denied by a brilliant tackle from Shane Canning. Moville broke immediately with Nigel McMonagle breaking on the left and crossing again to the unmarked McClenaghan who lifted h his effort over the bar from six yards. Glengad responded and when Terence Doherty fed McDaid he sidestepped a defender but fired straight at Sean McGuinness from fifteen yards.Before the interval Doherty laid the ball into the path of Stephen McLaughlin whose outside of the right foot effort was palmed away at full stretch by McGuinness as the half ended scoreless. Moville got a dream start to the second period after the visitors defence failed to deal with Graeme Doherty’s high ball and McMonagle controlled before superbly laying the ball across for Sean Doherty to tuck the ball into the bottom corner from eight yards.Moville were on top and when Joe Doherty’s cross appeared to strike an arm in the area Moville’s penalty claims were waved away but it would have been a harsh award.Midway through the half Glengad got back on terms after John G McLaughlin picked up a loose clearance and played a first time pass into Patrick McDermott who advanced into the area before slotting low past McGuinness from fourteen yards. On 84 minutes Moville created a clear opening when substitute Tony Boyce released McMonagle who sprinted away from defenders but dragged his effort across the face of goal and wide.Minutes later following a spell of pressure from the home side Conor McLaughlin fired over from the edge of the area before on the stroke of full time substitute Raymond Campbell’s header from a corner drifted just past the post. Realistically this was a game Moville needed to win to give them a real shout for title glory but there could be a few twists and turns yet.Aileach FC 1-1 Carn FCThe home side were caught cold in the opening minutes when Conor Doherty broke clear on the right and crossed for Caomhan Canny to chest the ball home from point blank range past Conor Carlin.Aileach replied and Gavin Doherty’s effort from eight yards was well blocked by the legs of Gavin McLaughlin in the Carn goal.Midway through the half Darren McMonagle fed Anthony Doherty who turned and fired a cross shot just past the far post.The home side’s pressure told in the 31st minute when they got back on terms after Dermot Doherty flicked the ball on for Anthony Doherty to race clear, round McLaughlin and finish well from a tight angle.Aileach started the better in the second period and when McMonagle’s free was headed out James Gillespie volleyed just wide from the edge of the area.Ciaran Craig then rattled the bar with a thirty yards free kick before McLaughlin made a superb save from Gillespie. In the finasl quarter Carn threw men forward in an attempt to get a winner and while Aileach were dangerous on the break the final ball let them down too often.The closest the visitors came to scoring was in the final minutes after Gerard McEleney’s powerful header from a corner sailed just over the bar.Cockhill Celtic Yths 1-2 Clonmany ShamrocksReversed to Clonmany due to a water logged pitch Clonmany took full advantage and need to win their remaining five games to win the league.They got a perfect start on 2 minutes when a deep free by Marty Doherty was headed back across by Streve Harkin for Mark McLaughlin to score with a diving header.Cockhill almost got back into it when Garbhan Friel looked destined to pounce on a defensive error but Harkin got back to deny him.Midway through the half Paul McLaughlin fed Mark McLaughlin who cut into the area but under pressure from Aiden Porter he fired wide.Jason Devlin and Paul Mclaughlin then combined well for Mark McLaughlin to volley over the top.Before the break Michael Devlin beat the offside trap but saw his low effort well saved by Martin Donaghey.Clonmany began the second period well with Doherty advancing from half way but seeing his effort saved by Dongahey as well.They increased their lead on 56 minutes when Michael Devlin pounced on a poor back pass and drilled low past Donaghey. Cockhill upped the tempo then with Daniel Doherty’s corner finding Friel but his header deflected off a defender and behind.They got a goal back when Friel burst past two defenders and squared for Darragh McDermott to slot home from twelve yards. The Shamrocks replied with a good run and shot from Jason Devlin well saved by Donaghey.In the final fifteen minutes Clonamny were reasonably comfortable but always wary of the threat that Friel and Mark Moran carried.INISHOWEN LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 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:Inishowen Leaguelast_img read more

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  • ATHLETICS: AIDAN CALLAGHAN CONFIRMED AS TRIATHLON IRELAND SUPER SERIES WINNER

    first_imgAidan Callaghan has been confirmed as the Triathlon Ireland Super Series winner over the weekend. Callaghan finished in ninth place at the Pulse Port Beach Triathlon – the National Championships over Sprint Length in Clougherhead, Co Louth – last month but had to wait to be confirmed as winner. With only a few points between Aidan and his rivals it all came down to this last race. On that day Chris Mintern from the Cork Triathlon Club and another competitor accidentally took a shorter course and was therefore disqualified. As a result, Mintern didn’t finish the four races that were required for overall classification.The Super Series, contested by the top 50 triathletes in the country and in its first year in existence, accumulates points from the given individual’s best four races from the six scheduled, with bonus points on offer at the National Championships, over both the Sprint and Olympic stagings. Aidan joined the club around 2010 after picking up a number of football related injuries. He always had an interest in triathlons and thought that he could be good at it. As a youth he trained with Swilly Seals Swimming Club and this, along with cross country running experience laid a perfect foundation for his triathlon career. This is not to say that the transition was smooth. Training hours equivalent to those of professional athletes while working fulltime and combined with a short hard racing season meant that Aidan learned a lot in the last two years about what works and doesn’t work for him. This realisation, and a huge amount of determination on his part and support from his family, friends and sponsors lead him to attaining this sporting accolade.So what is next for Aidan Callaghan? Well, following his first Middle Distance ( or Half Iron Man distance) race in Athlone in July, in which he placed third behind two professional international athletes, we may see him continuing with this longer distance and making a mark. Whatever he decides to do next everyone at Letterkenny 24/7 would like to wish him well and to congratulate him on his achievement this year. ATHLETICS: AIDAN CALLAGHAN CONFIRMED AS TRIATHLON IRELAND SUPER SERIES WINNER was last modified: October 13th, 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:athleticsSportlast_img read more

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