WCup campaign kicks off – Boyz meet lowly Nicaragua at National Stadium

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz will begin their quest for a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia, with a first-leg football match against Nicaragua at the National Stadium tonight, beginning at 8 p.m. The contest is crucial to both country’s chances of playing in the prestigious tournament, as is the return match in Managua next week Tuesday. In this light, the pressure will be on Jamaica to push for a clear advantage at home. Aggregate scores will decide the winners of the series. Simple equation: win equals advance; loss means elimination. For the Reggae Boyz, the latter is unthinkable, even moreso as they have made tremendous advancement and improvement over the past year. Based on the current FIFA rankings Jamaica should hold a distinct advantage. The Reggae Boyz are ranked at 52 while Nicaragua are well down at 139. At year-end in 2014, the Jamaicans crowned themselves Caribbean champions with victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the final of the regional championship. They followed that up with practice match wins against Cuba and Venezuela. Then, Jamaica were invited for the first time to South America’s Copa America tournament, where they gained much stature and confidence despite losing 1-0 in matches against Paraguay, Uruguay and world number one Argentina. Immediately the Boyz played another tournament, the CONCACAF Gold Cup and made it all the way to the final, a historic feat for a Caribbean team. Coach Winfried Schafer used basically the same core of players throughout and the team actually got better and better, fuelling expectations of a handsome win against Nicaragua, which is somewhat of an unknown quantity, but from Central America where the players’ techniques and standards are quite good. Regardless, the Boyz will be looking to make their mark at this level, which defines Schafer’s four-year mandate. “It’s more important than the Gold Cup,” said the Jamaica coach. “It’s the first qualification for the World Cup group. All the players are highly motivated. We need a full stadium behind us, it’s important.” It’s a level of support that has proven effective in the past, so much so that the Reggae Boyz made the venue a fortress and called it ‘The Office’. This team though, has practically been doing the business on the road, with hardly any practice at the venue. Striker Giles Barnes, who got hot at the CONCACAF Gold Cup with two goals and forced a series of saves, relishes the opportunity to play in the nation’s capital, it’s prime sporting venue and is aiming to extend his goalscoring exploits. “To score again for the country, in Kingston, would be a dream come true; that’s a bonus,” he told The Gleaner in an interview. “I just want to win the game and get through and make sure we are in the World Cup qualifiers,” he added. His strike partner, Darren Mattocks, also got hot at the back-end of the Gold Cup, with goals in the historic semi-final victory over the United States and in the final against Mexico. Now he’s home, Mattocks wants his team to deliver for the fans. “Most of our overseas fans came to watch us (Gold Cup) and were really pleased. But the real die-hard fans are in Jamaica, so what we did in the Gold Cup and Copa America we want to bring  back home,” he said. “We expect a big turnout and we are hoping to deliver on these two games,” added Mattocks. Nicaragua’s Football Association president, Jose Jacinto Reyes, said they are young but full of heart and desire victory. “Even though it’s a young team, we are playing with our hearts and even though we have a young team, we are here to win. And we pray to God that we can win, otherwise we will still give them a great challenge,” Reyes said. They beat Anguilla 8-0 and Suriname 4-1 (on aggregate) in round one and two qualifying. The leading scorer for the Central Americans is Raul Leguias with three goal while Juan Barrera and Carlos Chavarria have scored two each. The Jamaican challenge will be tougher. Mattocks and Barnes are expected to lead the attack, which will be missing Britain-based regulars, Joel (Jobi) McAnuff and Garath McLeary, whose wives are expecting. Simon Dawkins, Joel Grant and Demar Phillips are regulars who appear key candidates for those attacking midfield positions, while Schafer looks set to keep his trusted and efficient central midfield pairing of captain Rodolph Austin and Je-Vaughn Watson. Starting central defender Wes Morgan is unavailable, as is Jermaine Taylor, another vastly experienced central defender, who got a long-term injury at the Gold Cup. It means adjustments at the back, where Michael Hector, who only this week signed for Chelsea, appears a shoe-in. He made two mistakes that cost as many goals in the Gold Cup final, but said he was keen to make up and now gets the chance. In that back line will be Adrian Mariappa, the experienced Crystal Palace man. The options appear less clear in this key area, where Schafer has added to his options the very lucky Alvas Powell, who turned his back on his country at the Gold Cup by walking out on the team and at a stage where the team knew it would not have had four players for its next match. Schafer, who at the time said he would not have recalled Powell, has gone back on his word, noting the unavailability of Morgan and Taylor. Phillips and Hughan Gray may also come into the reckoning, while the goalkeeping duties could fall to either Dwayne Miller, or Duwayne Kerr, who blundered on a goal in the Copa 1-0 loss against Paraguay. Jamaica will be looking to boot away the errors in their quest to comfortably ride this Nicaraguan challenge in their kick-off for Russia 2018.last_img read more


Letran dominates Arellano in first game without Balanza

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Knights shouldered on without Jerrick Balanza who was diagnosed with a tumor found in the temporal lobe of his brain.Bong Quinto missed out on a third straight triple-double after he finished with 26 points, eight rebounds, and 12 assists to lead the Knights who got into a tie wit College of St. Benilde at the third seed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’As impressive as Quinto’s all-around numbers, a couple of his teammates also picked up the slack in the offensive end with Larry Muyang putting up 23 points and seven rebounds while JP Calvo had 20 points and five assists.Michael Canete and Archie Concepcion had 17 points apiece for the Chiefs who fell to the sixth spot with a 4-6 card. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NCAA: St. Benilde drops Perpetual to get to third spot Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Colegio de San Juan de Letran played through adversity and humbled Arellano University, 99-82, to start its second round campaign in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more


UK presents Govt with findings of “needs assessment”

first_imgSecurity sector reformFollowing an assessment conducted by the United Kingdom Government with the aim of reviving the Security Sector Reform Programme here, the final analysis was handed over to the Government of Guyana.The document was presented to President David Granger by UK Minister of Africa, Caribbean and Overseas Territories, James Duddridge, who is currently on a familiarisation tour in the Caribbean as part of Britain’s renewed efforts to strengthen relations with the Caribbean Region.Duddridge, also a UK Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has already had a series of meetings with local stakeholders such as the business sector, human rights groups particularly those concerned with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)British High Commissioner Gregory Quinncommunity, and politicians among others.Back in October, British High Commissioner to Guyana Gregory Quinn confirmed that the UK was assisting Guyana with reviving the Programme, but noted that before it could kick into effect, a new assessment would have to done on the security sector in Guyana since the country has changed significantly since the last assessment was done.That assessment has been completed and during a press briefing with local media operatives on Tuesday, Quinn noted that the analysis would be handed over to Government later in the day when the British Minister was expected to meet the Head of State. The analysis focuses on the current state of the local security sector and contains an action plan going forward as well as how the UK Government can assist in executing the plan.However, the British High Commissioner maintained that even though his Government took responsibility of the assessment, the final say as to the next step was in the hands of the Guyanese Government. He noted that once Government would have considered the contents of the assessment, then it would say what it wanted the UK to help it with.“This is not a case of us producing a report and saying ‘this is what you’re going to do and this is when you’re going to do it and this is how you’re going to do it’. It’s ‘here is the situation, we’re here to help you on this and we’ll come and talk to you, after you digest the report, to see what the next steps are in terms of what we can do,” Quinn explained.Meanwhile, Minister Duddridge added that the UK stood “ready” to help the Guyanese Government to take on some of the actions contained in the analysis and have expertise on hand to assist. Additionally, he pointed out that international partners were also there to help since the UK may not be readily available as it relates to proximity and availability of resources and so on.The US$4.7 million Security Sector pact was launched in 2007, but was scrapped two years later, after major disagreements between the then Bharrat Jagdeo Administration and the UK Government over some of the conditions of the plan.Guyana virtually walked away from the security reform programme, saying that aspects of the project threatened to intrude on thisUK Minister of Caribbean James Duddridgecountry’s sovereignty. However, the British had contended then that the Guyana Government proposed a “fundamentally different” programme, focused on Police modernisation rather than the holistic reform originally requested. The UK’s proposed project had aimed to build a sustainable foundation for improving national security and reducing serious crime in Guyana by 2011.During the October 2015 briefing, High Commissioner Quinn was asked whether his Government would continue to push for its demands or would take a back-seat approach going forward this time around. He responded that there were no attempts to make any imposition on Guyana or any of the Caribbean countries as a matter of fact.He had explained the claims made by the previous Administration that the UK was seeking to impose or basically run Guyanese law enforcement were without basis.“There was no attempt or desire on our part. I think it was a fundamental misunderstanding of the programme in the first place. This is not about us imposing a certain way or a certain series or certain specific project on any of the countries… We are not imposing, we are not seeking to impose,” he had posited.last_img read more


No. 6 Stanford nets Pac-10 crown

first_imgPac-10 freshman of the year Jayne Appel added 17 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford (28-4). MEN’S Virginia Commonwealth 65, George Mason 59: Virginia Commonwealth did what all those big-conference powerhouses couldn’t last year – knock off George Mason in March. Eric Maynor made two big steals in a row and scored nine straight points down the stretch, sending the top-seeded Rams to the tournament with a win in the CAA championship. Gonzaga 77, Santa Clara 68: Derek Raivio scored 28 points and Gonzaga won the West Coast Conference championship game to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament. Niagara 83, Siena 79: Tyrone Lewis scored a career-high 24 points for Niagara in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament championship game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Candice Wiggins is healthy and headed back to the NCAA tournament. Wiggins scored 20 points and No. 6 Stanford staved off a late rally to beat eighth-ranked Arizona State 62-55 in the championship game of the Pac-10 tournament Monday night, giving the Cardinal an automatic NCAA bid. Wiggins, coming off a career-high and tournament-record eight 3-pointers in a semifinal win over USC, had another big night. She shot 6-for-14 with two 3s and made all six of her free throws in Stanford’s ninth straight victory and third in as many tries this season against Arizona State. last_img read more


Atletico’s Partey wary of Olunga threat

first_img0Shares0000Michael Olunga while at training at Namboole Stadium in Kampala before Harambee Stars faced hosts Uganda Cranes in a friendly match in 2016 .PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 – NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 – Having played together in the Spanish La Liga last season, Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Thomas Teye Partey has warned his team-mates to be wary of Michael Olunga when Harambee Stars host the Black Stars of Ghana on Saturday in a 2019 AFCON Qualifier at Kasarani.The two featured in the La Liga with Olunga turning out for Girona on loan from Chinese club Ghuizhou Zhicheng while Partey was playing a starring role with Atletico Madrid, winners of last season’s UEFA Europa League. “Yeah of course I know much about him (Olunga). He is a good player and he scored several goals while playing for Girona and he has good attributes for a striker. We have to be very careful about him and we should try not to give him any space,” the midfielder noted.Olunga scored Kenya’s lone goal in the 2-1 loss against Sierra Leone in the opening qualification game and in the absence of star midfielder Victor Wanyama, he is expected to be Kenya’s leading light against the Black Stars.Ghanaian and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey in training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 7, 2018 ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPartey meanwhile has urged his teammates not to underrate Kenya and he says they expect a tough game, especially with the hosts having lost against Sierra Leone.“We prepared to come and win but we know it is not going to be an easy game. We cannot underrate Kenya because they are a good team. We just have to go in there and do our job and come off with three points,” further pointed out Partey.Ghana are in firm control of Group F having won their opening game 5-0 against Ethiopia and a win against Kenya on Saturday would put them in pole position to qualify for next year’s showpiece in Cameroon.The team jetted into the country on Thursday night after holding a four-day session in Ethiopia and had a training session at the Kasarani Stadium for an hour on Friday.Ghanaian players in training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 7, 2018 ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We are well prepared for the game because we have had such a good session in Ethiopia where we covered a lot of ground. I think as players and as a team, we are ready for Saturday,” the midfielder further said.Partey will be among the star names for the game including Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey, Christian Atsu of Newcastle and Inter Milan’s Kwadwo Asamoah.Head coach Kwesi Appiah has named a transformed squad with a number of players left out including legend Abedi Pele’s sons Andre and Jordan Ayew as well as captain Asamoah Gyan. Partey is expected to take over the captainship in Gyan’s absence.The midfielder reckons that the team is well blended and expects no problem with the absence of the stars.Ghana and Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey in training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 7, 2018 ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Most of them are doing well in their clubs and have brought in a lot of talent and some different things to the team. We have won all our past matches and I think as a team we are doing okay,” the midfielder opined.A familiar face that will be in the Ghanaian team to play Harambee Stars is right back Harrison Afful who currently plies his trade in the USA> The defender was part of the Esperance squad that played against Gor Mahia in the 2014 CAF Champions League when they beat K’Ogalo 8-2 on aggregate.Kenya deputy captain David Owino was in Gor’s defense during that season.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Rift Valley tops in Primary Schools Games

first_img0Shares0000Nyanza beat Rift Valley 4-2 in the Boys Primary School Games scoccer final. Photo/COURTESYNYERI, Kenya Aug 2- Rift Valley dominated the National Primary Schools Sports Championship held in Nyeri County, clinching most of the titles in both boys and girls categories.In soccer girls finals, Rift Valley trounced defending champions Western 2-0 in battle of titans played in the morning while Nyanza were crowned the boys champions after downing Rift Valley 4-2 in extra-time. In the girls competition, striker Nakamu Monica sent Rift Valley ahead on the 14th minute after curving a left cross to the net before Edna Nasipodi sealed the win on the 54th minute.Rift Valley coach Paul Lokoel attributed the victory to well preparedness and discipline.“We were well prepared, and the girls were dedicated and portrayed high level of discipline,” Lokoel saidLokoel, who also coaches Nakalale Primary in Turkana, said that they studied their weakness and strength of their opponents and the team was prepared to trounce the defending champions.Though the team recorded a win, most of the girls played bare foot due to lack of sport facilities where he called on the regional coordinator to facilitate the team with sports gear before travelling for East Africa championship in Rwanda.“Most of the players had no boots and they had to play bare foot though they were determined to win,” he saidIn soccer girls finals, Rift Valley trounced defending champions Western 2-0 in battle of titans played in the morningThe team captain Cecilia Akeke from Unity Primary School in Turkana said that they had prepared well noting that their opponents had energy and the team was strong, but they were determined and focused to win.In Handball Girls, a replica of the same was witnessed where Rift Valley thrashed Nyanza 19 -9.In Boys Handball, Rift Valley displayed the same discipline punishing Coast region 28-14.Rift Valley continued their dominance in Volleyball boys thrashing Coast region by straight sets.In Volleyball Girls category, Rift Valley displayed the same spirit destroying Western 3-0.The host Central region were humiliated in pool stages and they did not even see the light of semis.-By John Gathua-0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Former West Ham midfielder pens new Charlton deal

first_img1 Alou Diarra has extended his stay at Charlton by signing a one-year contract, with an option for a further year.The 33-year-old arrived at the Valley in February, joining on a short-term deal after being released by West Ham last summer.Since then the midfielder has made six appearances for Charlton, scoring one goal, and his performances have earned him a contract extension.The Frenchman has agreed to extend his stay by a further year, with their also being a clause which could see his time in London increased still 2017.“Alou is a player with a wealth of experience,” head coach Guy Luzon told Charlton’s official website.“He is a versatile player – great in defence and important to our attack. He has worked very hard since he came here and I’m very, very pleased that we have secured him for at least another season.” Former West Ham midfielder Alou Diarra last_img read more


STUNNING NEW MOVILLE SHORE WALK GUIDE LAUNCHED

first_imgIT’S one of the most popular shore walks in Co Donegal – and now the walk from Moville to Greencastle has been given a facelift…online!Local man Liam Skelly, a well-known amateur photographer, has been updating a Facebook page dedicated to the walk.You can follow his daily updates here: https://www.facebook.com/movilleshorewalk?fref=ts STUNNING NEW MOVILLE SHORE WALK GUIDE LAUNCHED was last modified: April 29th, 2015 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:donegalLiam SkellyMoville shore walktourismlast_img read more


HOST OF STARS NAMED IN DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARD NOMINATIONS

first_imgChloe Magee: All Donegal’s Olympians will be honouredThe nominees for the 2012 Donegal Sports Star Awards have been announced by the organising committee ahead of the big annual presentation function, which takes place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday, January 25th.There will be 27 adult category winners who will step forward to receive their presentations on the night from special guest Billy Walsh the Irish Olympic Boxing Coach.In addition there will be eight primary and secondary schools awards which will be presented by the Mayor of Donegal Cllr Frank McBrearty on behalf of the County Council who are the overall sponsors of the sports function which is being staged for a remarkable 37th successive year. There are a total of 151 nominees in the 34 categories with two further very special presentations to be made on the night including the overall award which last year went to Newtowncunningham Clay Pigeon Shooter Jim Doherty. A ‘Special Recognition’ honour for another sporting star will also be one of the highlights of the glittering ceremonial function.Just three nominees know ahead of the event that they are winners including Special Athlete, Daniel McBrearty, Atlantic Special Olympic Club, Killybegs; Para-Athlete, James Boyle, Dungloe (Irish Amputee Soccer Team) and the Hall of Fame, Eamonn Coyle, Raphoe A.B.C. The judging panel will sit down to decide on the winners in the other categories in the next fortnight. For further information on the event visit donegalsportsstarawards.ie.All Donegal’s representatives at the Summer Olympics in London (Ann Marie McDaid, Ramelton, Brendan Boyce, Letterkenny A.C. Catriona Jennings, Rathfarnham A.C., Chloe Magee, Raphoe Rena McCarron-Rooney, Buncrana, Tori Pena, Finn Valley A.C. and team manager Patsy McGonagle, Finn Valley A.C.) will be recognised at an event, which brings all the county’s sporting achievers together under the one roof for only time in the year to socialise and enjoy a great night put on by the Donegal Sports Star committee including dinner and an opportunity to look back at 2012 courtesy of extensive video footage which will is guaranteed to entertain the guests.Tickets details for the Donegal Sports Star Awards on Friday, January 25th will be announced shortly. Special AthleteDaniel McBrearty, Atlantic Special Olympic Club, KillybegsAthleticsBrendan Boyce, Letterkenny A.C.Maria Mc Cambridge, Letterkenny A.C. Mark English, Letterkenny A.C.BadmintonChloe Magee, RaphoeJoshua Magee, Raphoe Rachael Darragh, RaphoeSam Magee, RaphoeBasketballCian Hickey, Letterkenny BlazeClodagh Brennan, Letterkenny BlazeJulianne Murphy, Donegal Town Basketball ClubKate Keaney, Donegal Town Basketball ClubNoel Kennedy, Kilcar Basketball ClubTadhg Hickey, Letterkenny BlazeBoxingBrett McGinty, St. JohnstonDenis O’Donnell, Dungloe A.B.C.Jason Quigley, Finn Valley A.B.C.William McLaughlin, Illies Golden Gloves A.B.C.Clay Pigeon ShootGordon Roulston, KilmacrennanMartin Crossan, KilmacrennanMartin McGeehan, KilmacrennanPeter Monaghan, BuncranaCyclingP.J. Doogan, Errigal Cycling ClubRonan McLaughlin, An Post Sean Kelly TeamSean McFadden, Errigal Cycling ClubEquestrianGavin HarleyMark Harley, TrentaghKelda Morgan, Altraskin Stables, St JohnstonKenneth Graham, MuffSharon Callaghan, FanadGAAColm McFadden, St. Michaels GAA ClubFrank McGlynn, Glenfinn GAA ClubKarl Lacey, Four Masters GAA ClubNicole McLaughlin, Termon GAA ClubGolfCon Boyce, Rosapenna Golf ClubSean O’Doherty, North West Golf ClubGymnasticsAlannah Gallagher, Letterkenny Community Gymnastics ClubCara Nulty, Letterkenny Community Gymnastics ClubConor Donnelly, Letterkenny Community Gymnastics ClubMaria Gallagher, Letterkenny Community Gymnastics ClubMolly Gallagher, Letterkenny Community Gymnastics ClubOrla Lonergan, Letterkenny Community Gymnastics ClubHockeyGeorge PattersonMatthew LeckyWilliam KilpatrickHurlingArdal McDermott, Burt Hurling ClubJoe Boyle, Burt Hurling ClubJustin Mc Gee, Sean MacCumhaillsLee Henderson, Sean MacCumhaillsSean Mc Veigh, St EunansMartial ArtsDaryl Orr, Donegal Black Dragon Kickboxing Club, RameltonDenise Donaghey, Aileach Karate ClubNatalie McCarron, PT’s Kickboxing Gym, CarrigansÓisin Mac Lochlainn, Samurai Uladh Judo ClubMotor SportDamien McCauley, LetterkennyDaniel Conaghan, MilfordDeclan Boyle, LettermacawardDeclan Gallagher, ArdaraNeil Doherty, CarrigartPara-AthleteJames Boyle, Dungloe (Irish Amputee Soccer Team)RugbyBrian McGinley, Letterkenny R.F.C.Christain Carrol, Donegal Town R.F.C.Craig Trimble, Donegal Town R.F.C.Larissa Muldoon, Cappry, BallybofeyLiam McGlynn, Letterkenny R.F.C.Pete-so Cannon, Donegal Town R.F.C.SoccerBarry McNamee, Derry CityCiara Grant, Raheny F.C.Kevin McHugh, Finn Harps F.C.Ryan Rainey, Bonagee UnitedSwimmingEmma Vaughan – Swilly SealsEvlin Murray, BundoranKevin Murray, BundoranLeon Vaughan – Swilly SealsMatthew Curran – Swilly SealsTriathlonAidan Callaghan, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubGavin Crawford, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubMargaret Kelly, Letterkenny 24-7 TriathlonOlympic RecognitionAnn Marie McDaid, RameltonBrendan Boyce, Letterkenny A.C.Catriona Jennings, Rathfarnham A.C.Chloe Magee, RaphoePatsy McGonagle, Finn Valley A.C.Rena McCarron-Rooney, BuncranaTori Pena, Finn Valley A.C.Team Manager/CoachConor Quigley, European Under 23 Boxing Championship CoachJim McGuinness, Donegal GAA Senior Football ManagerJohn Kennedy, Donegal Town Under 16 All Ireland Basketball ManagerNeil Martin, Irish Junior Athletics ManagerPatsy McGonagle, Irish Olympic Athletics ManagerTeresa McDaid, Irish Cross Country ManagerTeamBuncrana GAA Hurling ClubDonegal GAA Senior Football TeamDonegal Womens Surf Lifesaving TeamFinesse Gymnastics Display TeamLetterkenny Golf Club Ulster Cup TeamRosapenna Golf Club Mixed FoursomesAppreciationBernie Alcorn, Finn Valley A.C.John Merritt, Inishowen Rugby ClubManus O’Donnell, Saint Mura’s National School, Tooban, BurnfootPeter O’Donnell, Raphoe A.B.C.Brendan McDaid Memorial Special AchievementConnell, Donal & Jimmy Ward, Glen of Glenties (Tug of War)Patrick Bond, Letterkenny (Endurance Swimming)Hall of FameEamonn Coyle, Raphoe A.B.C.Primary SchoolAnnagry Primary SchoolScoil an Choimín, An ClochánFintra National SchoolScoil an tSratha Mhóir, Gleann DomhainScoil Cholmcille, LetterkennyScoil Mhuire, GlentiesScoil Mhuire Gan Smál, LetterkennySt. Eunan’s N.S., RaphoeSt. Mura’s National School, Tooban, BurnfootPrimary School Sports BoyConor Black, Kilmacrennan N.S.Denver Kelly, St. Mura’s N.S., Tooban, BurnfootJames Donaghey, St. Aengus N.S. BridgendKyle Mac an Ultaigh, Gaelscoil Éirne, Fearann an Bhaile, Béal Átha SeanaidhStephen Black, Kilmacrennan N.S.Primary School Sports GirlAmy Boyle Carr, Scoil Mhuire, GlentiesAmy Hanna, Annagry N.S.Ciara Bonner, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, LetterkennyClíodhna Harvey, Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, LetterkennyEllen Russell, Ballyraine N.S., LetterkennySarah Jane Porter, St. Mura’s N.S., Tooban, BurnfootTyler Toland, St. Baithin’s N.S., St. JohnstonPrimary School Sports TeacherAnita Mc Monagle, St. Eunan’s N.S., RaphoeAnn Marie Meehan, St. Baithin’s N.S., St. JohnstonAnne Nicholls, Scoil Mhuire Gan SmálJohn McCann, Scoil Mhuire, GlentiesSecondary SchoolAbbey Vocational School, Donegal TownScoil Mhuire, BuncranaSt. Columbas College, StranorlarSecondary School Sports BoyCathal McGettigan, Loreto Community School, MilfordJohn Kelly, Royal and Prior Comprehensive School, RaphoeKarl Griffin, Abbey Vocational School, Donegal TownMark Mulrine, St. Columbs College, StranorlarÓisin Mac Lochlainn, Carndonagh Community SchoolSecondary School Sports GirlAmber Barrett, Loreto Community School, MilfordDanielle Preston, St. Columbas College, StranorlarKate McGowan, Abbey Vocational School, Donegal TownKelly Mc Grory, Abbey Vocational School, Donegal TownRachael Darragh, Royal and Prior Comprehensive School, RaphoeSecondary School Sports TeacherAiden McAleer, Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaAdrian Doherty, Loreto Community School, MilfordAisling Mc Ateer, Mulroy College, MilfordGavin Ward, Rosses Community SchoolKeith Ó Comhain, Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir CeanainnNicola Ryan, St. Columbas College, StranorlarHOST OF STARS NAMED IN DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARD NOMINATIONS was last modified: January 4th, 2013 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:HOST OF STARS NAMED IN DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARD NOMINATIONSlast_img read more


HARPS STARS MAILEY AND MCNULTY SELECTED ON FIRST DIVISION TEAM OF THE YEAR

first_imgFinn Harps stars Packie Mailey and Damien McNulty have been rewarded for their impressive campaigns by being selected on the First Division Team of the year. Mailey enjoyed a consistent campaign at Finn Park, having returned to the club last season after a two-year absence.He fell out with manager Felix Healy in 2011, and didn’t return to Finn Park until Ollie Horgan snapped him up in the close season shortly after his own appointment. McNulty was brought to the club by former manager Peter Hutton after falling out of favour at previous club Coleraine.He’s been a sensation for Harps over the last two seasons and is now a pivotal figure in the squad.Both players were rewarded internally by the club for their excellent campaigns, with McNulty being crowned Young Player of the year and Mailey being awarded the Senior Player of the year.The preparations for next season will begin shortly for Harps, as Horgan bids to secure the services of as many of his key players from last season. HARPS STARS MAILEY AND MCNULTY SELECTED ON FIRST DIVISION TEAM OF THE YEAR was last modified: October 15th, 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:Finn Harps FCnewsSportlast_img read more