The Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival came to an exciting end on Wednesday at Sabina Park with Hastings Primary School of Trelawny copping their first champion trophy after being in the runners-up position several times. They defeated defending champions New Works Primary of Westmoreland. Scores: Hastings 156 for 3; New Works 119 all out. Two hundred and twenty four schools – 16 per parish – started the competition in January with intra-parish matches. The parish winners then played their neighbouring parishes after which the top seven and the best losers were invited to display their cricket at the festival. The awards function was held immediately following the festival. New entrants Brandon Hill Primary of Clarendon took home the most improved school trophy for reaching the semi-finals. They also bagged the most disciplined school trophy. Individual prizes went to male and female cricketers per category. Best bowlers: Michael Murray of Hastings and Marsha Dixon of Santa Cruz. Best fielders: Jermaine Edwards of Hastings and Shanique Wallace of Santa Cruz. Best batters: Javid Simpson of New Works and Katie Wilmot of New Works The Kiddy Cricketers will display their skills during an international cricket match in Jamaica later this year while the top 50 players will be invited to a camp in the summer after which the best three will receive a $50,000 bursary. This year marks the 15th year of Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket. Coach of the winning team, Leon Reid, endorsed Kiddy Cricket while saying that the children were excited to play the game and it had a positive impact on them. Co-ordinator Philip Service praised the competition and noted that two current national players came through Kiddy Cricket. They are Jermaine Blackwood and Brandon King.
The national soccer team Lone Star has arrived in Maseru, Lesotho for the return leg against The Crocodiles following its 1-0 lead in the first leg in Monrovia, two weeks ago.Lone Star needs at least a draw to qualify over Lesotho.According to journalist Fombah Kanneh, who is traveling with the team, the boys are in high spirits for the game.Fombah said the strength of mind to win is seen on the faces of the players, and was boosted when Italian Coach Roberto Landi joined them in Ghana.But playing at home, Lesotho may go into action on Sunday with the intention to cancel Liberia’s lead. However, with ideas from the coaches, it is hoped that an effective defensive strategy could be devised to ensure that the 1-0 lead is protected.Meanwhile, according to Lesotho’s Molapo Sports Centre, The Crocodiles need at least 2-0 against Lone Star, and they could follow the example of their junior national team, U-20 that qualified 4-1 in aggregate against Angola in Maseru.The Crocodiles will be going to the game with nothing less than more attacking football since its coach Matete told journalists after their first leg in Monrovia that losing 1-0 was a good away record.Liberia’s 27-man delegation: Uriah Glaybo (head of delegation), Interim Head Coach Thomas Kojo, Interim Deputy Coach Janjay Jacobs, trainer Mueller Fabian, team manager Sebastian Collins, Doctor Patrick Konuwa and journalist FombahKanneh.Players: Captain Anthony Laffor, Sekou Jabateh, James Alpha, Alseny Keita, Nathaniel Sherman, Teah Dennis, Prince Jetoh, Eddie Wulu, Chris Jones, Sam Chaplay Kollie and Aloysiusu Simujla.Others: Kpah Sherman, Chris Momo, Alex Johnson, Alvin Maccornel, Myers Garblo, Elijah Togar, Mulbah Urey, James Soto Roberts and Melivn King.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A wood cutter from Bethany, an Amerindian community in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) tragically lost his life on Wednesday evening after a tree fell on him.Dead is 51-year-old Brimsley Jeffrey, of Bethany, Supenaam Creek.Jeffrey was at the time cutting logs at Seklehleh backdam, Supenaam Creek along with two of his sons when a tree fell and hit him on his head.He was rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital with severe head injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival. His body is currently at the Suddie Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.
0Shares0000Combination of pictures created on December 11, 2017 shows the slips of Chelsea FC (L) and FC Barcelona during the draw for the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland on December 11, 2017 © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINILONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 11 – Chelsea’s mouthwatering tie with five-time European champions Barcelona is the standout fixture for English clubs in the Champions League last 16 as the Premier League sides scent blood.Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea all progressed from the group stage, making England the first country to have so many sides through to the knockout phase. That quintet suffered just three defeats between them in the group stage and scored 80 goals in total, while reigning English champions Chelsea were the only team not to win their group.The first legs will be played on February 13/14 and 20/21, with the second legs on March 6/7 and 13/14.Basel v Manchester CityManchester City manager Pep Guardiola is confident of success with the CitizensRunaway Premier League leaders Manchester City will not be losing too much sleep over the prospect of a clash with Swiss side Basel, who finished second in Manchester United’s qualifying group.Champions League favourites City, who have never won the competition, are on a 14-match winning streak in the Premier League and they were only denied a perfect record in the group stage when a much-changed side lost 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk in their final match.Chelsea v BarcelonaAntonio Conte’s Chelsea will face Spanish league leaders Barcelona for the sixth time in the knockout stages of Europe’s elite club competition.The Blues were the only English club not to progress to the last 16 as group winners and, currently third in the Premier League, are struggling to find the consistency that took them to the league title last year.Barca have lost some of their lustre with the departure to Paris Saint-Germain of Neymar but they still boast the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in attack and will be formidable opponents.The La Liga club have progressed from six of their past seven Champions League knockout ties against English opposition — the exception being their 2012 semi-final defeat by Chelsea, when the London club went on to lift the trophy.Juventus v TottenhamTottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (C) battles with Watford’s Christian Kabasele (R) during their match at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on December 2, 2017Tottenham have been handed a tough tie against last season’s beaten finalists Juventus after topping a challenging group that included reigning champions Real Madrid.The Italian side will approach the tie with trepidation, having been eliminated in each of their past five European knockout ties with English teams.Spurs have endured a tricky recent spell in the Premier League but their performances in Europe this season suggest they have matured under manager Mauricio Pochettino after the disappointment of crashing out in the group stage last year.Porto v LiverpoolFive-time European champions Liverpool sealed top spot in their qualifying group with a 7-0 win against Spartak Moscow in which all of their “Fab Four” front men found the net.Jurgen Klopp’s men stuttered earlier in the season but have hit their stride in the Premier League and the Champions League, with Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane dazzling in front of goal.Too far off the pace to realistically challenge in the Premier League, Liverpool — who qualified from the group phase for the first time since the 2008-2009 season — will be confident of overcoming the Portuguese league leadersSevilla v Manchester UnitedManchester United players celebrate after scoring their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester United and CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford in Manchester, EnglandManchester United, who have won the competition three time, will face Sevilla for the first time in a competitive fixture with manager Jose Mourinho gunning for his third Champions League trophy.United are second in the Premier League but are a whopping 11 points behind City and know despite the heavyweight teams left in the competition, the Champions League is probably a more realistic chance of silverware.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A young Lifford man whose brother perished on the same stretch of water on which he was arrested has been spared being sent back to jail for fisheries offences.Mark Colhoun was caught by fisheries officers with a gill net and other items along the River Foyle on April 5th last.Colhoun and another man were observed throwing a hook with a chord into the water several times before pulling out a gill net. There was nothing in the net but as the men left they were approached by observing officers.A stand-off ensued between Colhoun of 41 Beechwood, Lifford who had told his accomplice not to open the boot of the Ford Mondeo they were in.When the boot was opened, the fisheries officers found various illegal fishing equipment.The court heard that Colhoun then squared up to officers and threatened them forcing one officer to take cover in his car.Solicitor for Colhoun, Frank Dorrian, said his client had served a prison sentence in Castlerea Prison along with another brother for fisheries offences.He said his time there had been torrid and that he hated every second of it.Mr Dorrian also revealed it had been a very difficult time for him personally as his brother had died tragically and his mother had also passed away suddenly.Judge Paul Kelly said if Colhoun had not been fishing illegally then he woul dnot have come before the courts.Judge Kelly said fisheries officers had a right to do their job without being assaulted and abused.However he said he accepted Mr Dorrian’s claims that Colhoun had a torrid time in prison and did not want to go back.He sentenced him to a total of one year on jail but suspended the sentence for two years and also fined him €500.LIFFORD POACHER SPARED ANOTHER ‘TORRID’ TIME IN JAIL was last modified: December 5th, 2012 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:fisheries officersLiffordMarl Colhounpoaching
2 Swansea have told West Ham to pay £7million to sign Lukasz Fabianski this summer.Fabianski, the goalkeeper, wants to leave the Swans following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season. Fabianski, 33, was one of the Welsh club’s best performers last season despite their relegation from the top flight, and Watford have also emerged as holding an interest in bringing the keeper back to the Premier League. West Ham have already submitted a bid for the former Arsenal glovesman, with Manuel Pellegrini plotting a double swoop for Fabianski and fellow Swans star Alfie Mawson, the England defender.And The Sun say Swansea are asking for around £7m for the Poland international. 2 getty images The Poland international was one of Swansea’s best players last season Fabianski wants to leave Swansea and return to the Premier League
Tragic Jimmy just hours before his death.A Donegal woman whose son died in England is fronting a campaign to have new legislation introduced in the British Parliament to have legal highs banned there.Jimmy Guichard from Letterkenny died last October after taking a legal high.The 20 year old GAA player had moved to England to look after his dad who is suffering from cancer. However Jimmy died after suffering a massive heart attack and brain damage from the unknown substance.Tragic Jimmy Guichard looking fit and healthy.Now his mum Karen has written to the 416 MPs in the House of Lords asking to help her introduce Jimmy’s Law in England.So far 80 of them have responded to her campaign.Karen told Donegal Daily she is delighted by the response to Jimmy’s Law which aims to introduce a total ban on all legal highs across Britain. “Considering I never wrote an email before I am delighted by the response.“I sat down and asked my daughter to set me up with an account and I emailed every one of the 416 MPs.“I have so far received 80 responses and they have promised to help. It’s a great start and I would love to see Jimmy’s Law become a real law,” she said.Karen said life without her eldest son is difficult but the campaign is keeping her busy.“If I can get Jimmy’s Law passed then he will not have died in vain. “We went through hell as a family and I would not like any other family to go through what we went through and are going through.“Nobody knows what is in these legal highs and that is the most dangerous thing,” she said.Jimmy, who was a talented hurler with St Eunans in Letterkenny, was found in his bedroom in Kent by his dad Martin.He was rushed to hospital but died the following day after his family were told there was no hope for him. His mum Karen decided to give permission to release a touching picture of Jimmy on a life-support machine.The picture was later used in an anti-drugs billboard campaign in Latvia.“I wanted people to see what damage taking these so-called legal highs can do,” she said.Karen will be travelling to England in a few weeks to speak about Jimmy’s death in schools across Britain.TRAGIC DONEGAL WOMAN LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO HAVE LEGAL HIGHS BANNED IN BRITAIN was last modified: January 18th, 2014 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:donegalJIMMY GUICHARDLEGAL HIGHSletterkenny
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue TD has called on Bus Éireann to review the renewal process for the school transport scheme and allow applicants the option to apply and pay for bus tickets by Post.Charlie McConalogue TDThe renewal process has been changed this year to an online only service.Deputy McConalogue believes this is causing great difficulty for those in homes that do not have access to broadband or for those that are not confident using the web. He commented: “In the past, the process was completed by sending payment and copies of relevant documents such as medical cards to the local Bus Éireann office. However, the new process is done entirely online and many people are finding this very difficult.“The new online process has failed to take account of the fact that broadband is either very poor or non-existent in many rural areas across the country. Furthermore, there are also a number of families that cannot afford to have a computer or laptop in their own home. Many families also face numerous difficulties trying to register as a result of not having the up to date versions of the internet software needed to use Bus Éireann online registration system.”He added that this new directive introduced by Bus Éireann must be changed to allow for details to be submitted via post directly to local Bus Éireann offices.With the deadline for registration and payment set for this Friday 25th July, and only 26,000 families out a total of 70,000 having registered so far, it is crucial that Bus Éireann extend the application options urgently to avoid unnecessary stress to families trying to register this week in advance of the deadline, he said. “Although the new online system may be more convenient for many, this new process does not work for all, particularly those in rural communities and Bus Éireann need to expand the registration options available in order to resolve this urgently.” McCONALOGUE CALLS ON BUS EIREANN TO REVIEW ONLINE ONLY RENEWAL PLAN was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 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:bus eireannCharlie McConaloguedonegalonline renewalTD
Deele College from Raphoe with mentor Charlie Boyle and teacher Danny McFadden after winning the Dragon’s Den.Deele College from Raphoe may have been crowned Dragon’s Den champions for the Donegal ETB’s second Enterprise Day for schools and Youthreach centres across the county in LYIT yesterday.But the reality was that there were no losers.In fact, the standard was so high that real-life dragon Peter Casey probably wouldn’t have passed the entry level! The day followed on from its first very successful Enterprise Day in October 2013.Scoil Mhuire from Buncrana who came overall second on the day.This time the invitation to participate was extended to non-ETB schools with a total of twelve schools and two Youthreach centres participating.MC for the morning was Highland Radio’s Lee Gooch. The day involved each team developing a product on which they were judged in a Dragon’s Den-type set up.Teams were given a business mentor and an LYIT business studies student to guide them throughout the day. Image consultant Billie Dixon spoke to participants in the morning on how to present themselves while later on representatives from local companies made presentations to the teams on how to pitch a business idea.Loreto Letterkenny who came third.After all teams pitched their ideas to the judges, the final three teams then pitched their business idea to all participants. The day also included fun activities, ice breakers and team building games with staff from Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.The winners of the Enterprise Day were Deele College, Raphoe with Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana taking second place and Loreto Letterkenny taking third place.The other participating schools and centres were Errigal College, Letterkenny; Gairmscoil Chu Uladh, Ballinamore; Loreto Community School, Milford; Ballyshannon Youthreach, Letterkenny Youthreach; Finn Valley College, Stranorlar; St Columba’s College, Stranorlar; Magh Ene College, Bundoran; Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town; Crana College, Buncrana and Mulroy College, Milford.Donegal ETB and the organising committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all students, teachers, mentors, judges, Gartan OETC staff, Lee Gooch and LYIT for assisting with the day. RAPHOE PROVE THE REAL ‘DEELE’ AT ETB’S BRILLIANT ENTERPRISE DAY was last modified: May 8th, 2015 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:deele collegedonegalETBLoreto LetterkennyScoil Mhure