Mitchells bowl tight for NZ to stifle Australia in World T20

first_imgDHARAMSALA, India (AP):Mitchell McClenaghan and Mitchell Santner shared crucial strikes and five wickets as New Zealand defeated Australia by eight runs for a second consecutive win in Group Two of the World Twenty20 yesterday.Spinners were the star turn for New Zealand when they beat India by 47 runs in their first game, but pace bowler McClenaghan, who replaced Nathan McCullum, complemented them as New Zealand emerged with a strong reputation midway into their Super 10 engagements.Left-armer McClenaghan finished with 3-17 and accounted for Shane Watson (13), Mitchell Marsh (24) and Ashton Agar (9). Left-arm spinner Santner followed up his four-for against India with 2-30, getting rid of big names David Warner and Steven Smith.”It was nice to perform like that, but it was a collective effort,” McClenaghan said after being named Man of the Match. “The spinners were fantastic and got us back in the game. It’s nice to show some teams that we can play in these conditions.”Australia were 100-4 after 15 overs, and relatively cruising, but collapsed in losing five wickets for 34 runs, four of those wickets in the last two overs.RUN OUTOpener Usman Khawaja started with a flourish in driving and pulling balls to the boundaries, but his 38 off 27 balls – with six fours – did not take Australia far, as he was run out; and Santner soon took his pair.Glenn Maxwell used the reverse-sweep to some effect for a useful 22, and Marsh tried hard with a valiant 24, but Australia lost control and were left to get 19 runs by the time Corey Anderson (2-29) came on to bowl the last over.”I thought 150 was par,” Australia captain Smith said. “Their spinners bowled extremely well and we didn’t respond well. We lost wickets in clumps and couldn’t get any partnerships together.”Earlier, left-arm pace bowler James Faulkner and off-spinner Glenn Maxwell returned identical figures of 3-0-18-2 to help restrict the Kiwis on a slow pitch.New Zealand got off to a brisk start as opener Martin Guptill struck 39 off 27 balls with two fours and four sixes. He put on 61 with captain Kane Williamson before he was caught by Maxwell at long on off Faulkner. Williamson followed him five runs later as he fell to Maxwell for 24 off 20 with four fours.Grant Elliott (27) and Colin Munro (23) chipped in with useful efforts to help put up a fighting score.”We were fortunate to play on two wickets so similar,” Williamson said. “We adopted similar tactics.”last_img read more

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D-League: Zark’s-Lyceum dumps Batangas-EAC by 37 points

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours BATANGAS-EAC 75 — E. Mendoza 16, De Joya 16, Tampoc 12, Laude 9, Pate 8, Maguliano 6, Altamirano 5, Diego 3, Garcia 0, Dela Peña 0, Martin 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 19-14, 48-33, 84-47, 112-75.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases For coach Topex Robinson, it was a matter of the Zark’s Burger-Lyceum finally understanding the grind in the developmental league, saying, “we have adjusted to everything, from the calls to the teams we’re playing with.”The youthful mentor, however, isn’t putting much stress on minding the opposing teams as he reiterates his approach of focusing on his camp.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We’re thinking more of the things we can control. We just have to keep on doing what we’re doing and replenish those stuff in hopes of sustaining that in the long run,” said Robinson.CJ Perez topped the Jawbreakers with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while MJ Ayaay also corralled a double-double with 15 markers, 10 boards, and three assists. Nzeusseu scattered 14 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists, while Marcelino got eight of his 12 markers in the first half assault.Zark’s Burger-Lyceum was just too fast, too strong, and too gritty for the Generals to handle as it spread the wealth and garnered 56 bench points en route to a 37-point winning spread.Veterans Earvin Mendoza and Cedric de Joya carried Batangas-EAC as they both fired 16 points apiece.The Scores:ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 112 — Perez 21, Ayaay 15, Nzeusseu 14, Jc. Marcelino 12, Serrano 10, Baltazar 8, Santos 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 6, Marata 4, Liwag 4, Ibañez 2, Cinco 2, Pretta 0.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Chris Gavina embraces new challenge as coach in MPBL PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum hardly broke a sweat as it thumped Batangas-EAC, 112-75, to chalk one in the win column Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.Mike Nzeusseu and Jaycee Marcelino kickstarted the blowout as the Jawbreakers took a 48-33 halftime lead and cruised to the easy victory to bounce back from their 92-94 defeat to Marinerong Pilipino back in opening day.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Beermen eye playoff bonus

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Go for Gold shocks CEU Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City San Miguel Beer tries to seal one of the top two slots when it squares off against a struggling Kia squad Friday, even as Rain or Shine and Alaska mix it up in another crucial duel in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen will miss reigning Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo and guard Alex Cabagnot as they gun for their ninth win in 11 games in the 4:30 p.m. match against the Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Fresh off a 12-day break, the Elasto Painters resume their chase for a Top 2 finish that will give them a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.Rain or Shine has won its last three games against Meralco, NLEX and Magnolia and Alaska coach Alex Compton acknowledged that beating the Painters will be a daunting task even after they traded Jericho Cruz to TNT for rookie Sidney Onwubere and Kris Rosales.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Rain or Shine is playing some of their best basketball right now and they have had almost two weeks to prepare for us,” said Compton.“I am sure they are ready and we will have to defend their excellent offense and cover a lot of ground defensively if we want to win.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cabagnot has been sidelined by a foot injury since late last month, but there’s no shortage of gunners for the Beermen with Chico Lanete stepping up.The Picanto showed plenty of fight before dropping a 108-91 decision to GlobalPort on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Although they are already out of the running in the race for the Top 2, the Aces, with a 6-4 slate, are raring to end a two-game slide in the 7 p.m. duel.The Elasto Painters’ other assignments to end the elimination round include San Miguel and Barangay Ginebra with a sweep propelling them to the top 2.Beermen coach Leo Austria hopes his wards will be on their toes as Kia, even with its sorry1-9 record, could give them problems with Fajardo, who is still with Gilas Pilipinas in the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers, unavailable for San Miguel Beer.Fajardo is averaging a league-best 23.2 points on top of 13.67 rebounds an outing.“Of course our target is the top 2 finish so we can’t take Kia for granted,” said Austria. “But of course, it’s better to get that No. 1 seed to have that confidence boost and momentum heading into the playoffs.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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No need to conserve 2 million hectares of forest – Jagdeo

first_img…says productive sector likely to sufferThe productive sector is likely to suffer tremendously now that the Government plans to conserve an additional two million hectares of forest lands, former President, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoWith the recent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Guyana Government pledged to put two million hectares of forest under conservation.Government to conserve additional two million hectares of forest landRecently, President David Granger explained that the allocation of more land to the protected area system would ensure that these natural resources are used sustainably and preserved for future generations, and was part and parcel of the plan to promote a green economy.The President also stated that conservation would be used in tandem with the proliferation of eco-tourism in Guyana.“These areas will be established in each of our 10 administrative regions to ensure that conservation is on a national scale and covers all of our ecological zones in scope. Ecological parks, nature reserves and sanctuaries for our endangered species will be established to protect our flora and fauna and our natural habitats and ecosystems. Guyana’s ecotourism competitiveness will be enhanced by the fact that we are part of Caribbean and also the continent. We share borders with three South American countries. We are placed strategically to tap into the large tourist markets of our sister states of the Caribbean and the continent,” the President said.But Jagdeo has strongly criticised this move and berated the Government for not having a serious strategy aimed at achieving a green economy. He contended that those currently responsible for the natural resources sector appeared to be “incompetent about the dynamics of the sector, given the plans, or lack of, made to fight against climate change.”Jagdeo explained that Guyana’s deforestation rate has remained one of the lowest in the world, around 0.065 per cent.He said with a deforestation rate that low, there really was no need to convert more of the country’s forest which could otherwise be utilised in an environmentally friendly way to boost production and ultimately generate revenue for the country and its people.“How are they going to get that done? It could mean they are going to take back lands from the people who have forest leases, from miners; and even if they don’t, that would be two million hectares more of our land that we can’t bring into productive use,” he explained.Jagdeo contended that this commitment was silly also because even developed countries were not making these pledges.He also criticised the commitment made to move Guyana to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025.“So in nine years’ time, we’re supposed to believe that this country will use 100 per cent renewable energy. It is impossible to say that every vehicle, every power plant…will start using renewable energy,” the Opposition Leader asserted.Jagdeo posited that with the rate at which the Government was going, Guyana’s reputation on the international scene with regard to its climate change efforts would soon be destroyed.last_img read more

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Livestock, crops still under threat

first_imgRegion 5 floodingAs the months go by, periodic flooding in several communities in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) continue to affect farmers and residents there.Guyana Times has been reporting that residents, many of whom are farmers, are suffering crop loses and health challenges.On Thursday, farmer Raj Ramgobin of First Savannah on the Mahaicony River told this publication that one of his calves recently perished. On a visit to some of the riverine areas by this publication last month, farmers called for a vet to make regular visits to assess and monitor their livestock.Farmer Ramgobin further explained that his animal suffered from pneumonia which came as a result of extended periods of stagnant water which remained on the land.Guyana Times has been also informed that although much of the river water was reduced, the water level in “the backlands” is still somewhat high.Mosquitoes are still affecting adults and children but a doctor will visit the Mora Health Centre to assess cases, a resident stated.Meanwhile, Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal noted on Thursday that the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary/Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) and National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) have installed another pump in the Trafalgar/Union area.He noted that this has brought some relief there. Ramphal however cautioned that “a lot of work” still needs to be done to alleviate the flooding. “The drains, the trenches need to be de-silted,” he stated.The chairman further noted that farmers, especially in Mahaicony, who have lost cash crops are still calling for assistance to sustain their livelihood: “[In] the Mahaicony area the water has dropped a little [and] the residents are a bit more relived, however, those cash crop, rice and cattle farmers are still waiting on some form of relief from the Government.”Ramphal posited that farmers have been facing challenges since the El Niño period and are now affected by the flooding. On this basis, he explained that farmers are hopeful they will be given assistance. “They are hoping that the Government will help them to get back on their feet again,” he stressed.It was only last week that Guyana Times reported that adults as well as children were battling influenza, rashes and other health issues due to the stagnant water which have remained on the land in several areas.last_img read more

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Nurses Urged to Be Forceful

first_imgThe president of the Liberia Nurses Association (LNA), Madam Gloria Stevens, has urged nurses across Liberia to be more forceful in deliverance of health services at their various work places. Speaking at the program marking the International Nursing Day on Monday, May 12, held at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Center, Madam Stevens stressed the need for nurses to make the difference.The International Nursing Day program, being held under the theme: “Nurses, A Force for Change- A Vital Resource for Health,” brought over 150 nurses from across Liberia.   According to president Stevens, it is importance for the Government of Liberia and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to focus on empowering nurses through training, attractive incentives and salary that will create contentment for workers.She said, “In order to be more forceful, we need the best environment and the empowerment that will encourage and support nurses to perform to the fullest level because we are the resources for good health.”The LNA president, however, explained that low financial constraint was a serious problem to the up lifting of the organization.According to her empowerment of available nurses through training, stipend, local and international scholarships could make a great change to the health sector and the country.The LNA leader called on the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the Minister, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, to focus on providing more services including in-service training for nurses.The program also brought together other health partners including members from the Firestone-run Du-side Hospital, who demonstrated a dress code of those handling blood samples of suspected Ebola virus persons.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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Bandits terrorise Canal No 2 family

first_img– suspected getaway driver detainedTwo armed bandits in the wee hours of Tuesday terrorised a Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara, family before escaping with a quantity of cash and jewellery but not before they were injured during a scuffle with the victims.Brothers, Himkarran and Rabindra Sumdhat, of Lot 77 Alliance, Canal Number Two Polder, West Bank Demerara, had to receive medical attention after they were assaulted by armed bandits who stormed their homes at about 02:00h.Guyana Times understands that one of the brothers was asleep in a hammock outside when he was awakened by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The duo then led him into the bottom flat of the two-storey home via the backdoor that was just pushed in.The men’s father, Monoogi Sumdhat, explained that he was awakened by a rap on his bedroom door and as he opened it, he saw the two unmasked gunmen holdingThe gun the bandit was disarmed ofhis son hostage.“They bring we out in the hall (Monoogi, his sickly wife and young daughter) and put we to lay down… And ask “whey de money deh?” I tell them me nah work nowhere so me na get money. Then me son say the other house get some money. Then they tie we up and take my son and go over the next house,” the former Wales Estate man related.Monoogi further related that he managed to untie himself and ran out of the house. He made his way to a Policeman where he informed him of what was transpiring.Back at his residence, two of his sons who are residing adjacent to each other in the same yard, were alerted by knocks on the door and only opened after they heard their brother calling out to them.One of the men’s wives, Vidya, recalled that when her brother-in-law opened the door, the two bandits, holding her other brother-in-law at gunpoint entered the house.“They rush in the room, and said nobody don’t move it’s a robbery… [One of the bandits] said put on lights, and pass all the money with the jewellery. I pass him the container with the jewellery and I gave him a bundle with hundred dollar notes. He said if this is all and give my small brother-in-law a hit with the gun and he pitch straight into the walldrobe and he said pass the rest of money and my husbandThe suspected getaway vehicle used by the banditstake out the money and give it to them,” the woman recounted.According to Vidya, over $700,000 cash was given to the bandits. She continued that her big brother-in-law then jumped on the bandit with the gun and a scuffle ensued during which the perpetrator was disarmed.“When they started to fight, the one with the gun tell the other one [who had the jewellery and cash] go and call the rest but when he run out through the door, I bolt it from the inside. They continue fighting inside however my brother-in-law get the gun from him and when he tried to shoot him, the gun snap so he outside [in the hall] and tried fixing it,” the woman further recalled.Outside, the alerted Policeman, attached to the Wales Police Station, called for backup and as he was heading over to the house, he came under fire on the road and was forced to retreat.Meanwhile, Vidya further stated that she run out through the back door to alert another brother-in-law, who lives in a house at the back of the yard but he was already made aware of what was happening and was heading to the front house armed with a cutlass.She added that her brother-in-law confronted the lone bandit in the house and dealt him a chop but he (bandit) managed to run out the house and into a blue NZE Toyota motor car that parked on the road.The woman added that her husband and one of his brothers went in pursuit of the bandit who went in the direction of the West Coast of Demerara.However, their vehicle broke down at the Vreed-en-Hoop junction and as such, reported the matter to the station there.Ranks at the Leonora Police Station were alerted and set up a road block during which they intercepted a vehicle matching the description given by the victims.The vehicle, which this newspaper was told is a rental, was impounded after the Police discovered a “suspected blood-stained jersey as well as traces of blood” inside.A subsequent statement from the Police said the, “two male bandits suspected to have been seriously injured during [the] robbery… are currently being sought by Police whilst the driver of a car reportedly used to transport the perpetrators, is being interrogated.”Meanwhile, the victims handed over to the Police, the unlicensed 9mm pistol along with two live matching rounds that was taken from one of the bandit during the scuffle. Further investigations are in progress. (Vahnu Manikchand)last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH U16 GIRLS CAPTURE COUNTY TITLE AFTER VICTORY OVER KILCAR

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA NotesLadiesPride of place this week goes to a young Aodh Ruadh under 16 ladies side who won claimed the Donegal under 16 C championship title with victory Kilcar on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-5 on Friday evening. It was a very poor day for football, with wind and rain battering Mountcharles, but that didn’t diminish Aodh Ruadh’s appetite for the game and they got off to a magnificent start, dominating up front and pushing out into a lead which Kilcar could never reel in.The Ballyshannon girls led by 1-8 to 0-2 at half time and looked set fair for the honours. They had to count on an excellent second half defensive performance though to shut out Kilcar as they tried to claw their way back into the game. With Aodh Ruadh taking all their chances they ran out deserved 19 point winners. Mary Flora Scott and Shelly Loughlin orchestrated the attack well up front while Lorna Matthews and Orla Gillespie denied Kilcar any traction in the defence. Dearbhaile O’Moore and Meabh Rooney both excelled in midfield too. Congratulations to Teddy Kane, Terence McShea, Tara Khan, Elaine Dorrian and Sarah Patton on steering the side to championship success. The side who brought much-needed silverware back to Aodh Ruadh were as follows: Catherine McClay; Bronagh Kelly, Lorna Matthews, Ríonach Sheerin; Louise Mahon, Orla Gillespie, Lauren Moore; Dearbhaile O’Moore, Meabh Rooney; Rebecca Gillespie, Mary Flora Scott, Aimee McCaffrey; Roisín Gallagher, Shelly Loughlin, Roisín Meehan. FootballAodh Ruadh have been drawn against Fanad Gaels in the intermediate football championship quarter-finals. The winners of that game play the winners from the Cloughaneely v Burt quarter-final. At the time of mailing there was no fixture information available, an addendum will follow when we have anything further to report on that front.HurlingOn Thursday last the Coláiste Cholmcille senior hurling team qualified for the Casement Shield semi-final by virtue of a comprehensive victory over Abbey CBS Newry on a 2-11 to 1-4 scoreline. The game was played in difficult conditions at the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghey. The lads put in a hard working performance where everyone showed great commitment. This win means they now play old rivals Buncrana in the semi-final.Aodh Ruadh soft shell jackets now available in kids’ sizesWith Christmas coming up we have the perfect stocking filler for your football or hurling mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes of our navy blue soft shell jacket available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are still selling adult jackets. These would make an ideal present for club members returning for foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. Keep an eye on notes and Aodh Ruadh text for details of fitting sessions. You can check out an adult sample of the jacket on aodhruadh.org.Wedding bells Two big weddings in the club this week and we’d like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to all concerned for a long and happy marriage. Our hard working secretary Emma Gaughan hitches up with Aidan McGonigle this Friday, while bona fide Aodh Ruadh and Donegal legend Niall McCready and Marie Doherty tie the knot on Saturday.BingoLast week’s €400 jackpot was split five ways in the Abbey Centre. Bingo continues as normal this Friday at 9pm in the Abbey Centre, with books priced €10 for a full book or €5 for the half book.Lotto There was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €2,800. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 5, 9, 15 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Mary McGee, Roscor; Fidelma McCaffrey, Garrison; Kenneth Roper, Creevy; John Gallagher, Erne Street; and Tom Gallagher Cluain Barron. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €2,900 takes place at 8.30pm in McIntyre’s on Sunday.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: JUVENILE HURLERS.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: SENIOR HURLERS.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH U16 GIRLS CAPTURE COUNTY TITLE AFTER VICTORY OVER KILCAR was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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CLUB PLAYERS EXPRESS FRUSTRATION AS CCC POSTPONE FIXTURES

first_imgGAA: It’s the summer, and yet again club players are getting restless after the latest round of scheduled fixtures were postponed by the CCC. This weekend, a round of ‘star’ fixtures were set to be played, but were postponed earlier this week which has left club players kicking their heels.In some cases some club players have now went a full month without playing a game, and some feel the latest decision by the CCC was ‘unnecessary’. Some players feel there is an emphasis to play a lot of league games from March – May, squeeze in a round of Donegal SFC action – and then see how it goes for the rest of the summer without any real plan.It’s frustrating for some club players, and they feel the decision to postpone ‘star’ fixtures which were created for the sole purpose to alleviate fixture congestion doesn’t make sense.They’re also worried that fixture postponements will be a recurring theme for the summer ahead.One player who wishes to remain anonymous told Donegal Daily, “It’s frustrating and I fear it’s a bad omen for the rest of the summer. “If they’re pulling ‘star’ fixtures which was created to make sure players get games, then it’s not a good sign for things ahead.“I think there’s a perception on the committee that if there’s lots of league games between March and May, and a round of the Donegal SFC throw-in for good measure, then it’ll be OK.“We’ll see how the summer pans out, and work around Donegal rather than having fixtures tied down on certain dates.“It’s a nightmare, I’ve gone four weeks without a match, and it just seems to be the same old story every year.”CLUB PLAYERS EXPRESS FRUSTRATION AS CCC POSTPONE FIXTURES was last modified: June 30th, 2016 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:AngerCCCfixturesFrustrationGAAnewsSportlast_img read more

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SOCCER: DESSIE ‘ROCKER’ McLAUGHLIN STANDS DOWN FROM RATHMULLAN CELTIC

first_imgBACK-to-back league winners Rathmullan Celtic are coming to terms with the decision of their joint manager Dessie McLaughlin to step down from his role.The club reluctantly accepted ‘Rocker’s’ resignation at a committee meeting this week. In a statement the club heaped praise on McLaughlin for his incredible success – the club lost just two leagues games on their way to two titles.The club said: “Dessie informed the committee that he did not feel he was in a position to offer the commitment he requires of himself for the season ahead, owing to family and personal commitments. Under those circumstances, he felt he could not take the role on and so he offered his resignation which was accepted.“With our AGM upcoming on July 18th, Mark Curran remains in charge of team affairs. Mark has expressed his desire to recruit a resource to help fill the void left by Dessie.“On behalf of Mark Curran, the players, committee, our dedicated supporters who have followed Rathmullan over the past two seasons as well as anyone who has had the pleasure of being around to see history being made, we want to place on record our sincere gratitude to Rocker for everything that he put into making the success happen. “Since forming his managerial partnership with Mush, Rocker has brought a level of professionalism, dedication and discipline to Rathmullan that was never witnessed before.“Together with Mush and the players, Rocker has been part of a club that has brought untold pride to many people who hold Rathmullan close to their hearts.“This time two years ago, Rocker and Mush agreed to become joint mangers on their own terms, demanding that the committee of the club backed them and supported them in their work. In return they have brought back to back league titles to the Flagpole field. A feat nobody could have predicted when they took over.“Throughout the title winning campaigns in the CT Ball Division 2 and the Milford Inn Division 1, the team lost just two games, one per season. A remarkable achievement at any level.“Winning a first league title in Kerrykeel in April 2011 was a momentous day for football people in Rathmullan and sparked celebrations befitting of the occasion. To repeat the feat by downing St Catherines a year later in glorious sunshine in front of a bumper crowd in Rathmullan surpassed all expectations. Save for those of a remarkable management team.“In May of this year, the Rathmullan gaffers were recognized for their achievements with a joint Donegal League Manager of the Year award. “Rocker leaves his position with the club in a stronger position, both on and off the field, than ever before. We have the exciting prospect of top tier football for the first time on the New Flagpole, and we have a talented young team equipped to deal with the challenge, thanks in no small part to the tricks of the trade they have learned over the last 24 months from a master in the craft.“The new season is just five weeks away and the preparations are underway despite what is a setback for everyone. We look forward to another rollercoaster ride around the pitches of Donegal this winter.”SOCCER: DESSIE ‘ROCKER’ McLAUGHLIN STANDS DOWN FROM RATHMULLAN CELTIC was last modified: July 7th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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