With family waiting at the finish line, Tara Borlain cruises to last IronKids win

first_imgLeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets It was a stark difference from the past years, where Tara and Samantha would always be neck-and-neck en route to their expected 1-2 finish before hugging it out in celebration.READ: Tara Borlain, Juan Baniqued eye fitting end to IronKids stintStill, with Samantha and her parents cheering her on from the sidelines, Tara felt like she was on cloud nine.“It’s actually the best thing I can ask for. When I’m with them, I feel more confident. I got to know myself more because of them,” she said.Dominant since she first started joining the IronKids, Borlain could only smile as she now puts all her attention on her studies in St. Paul University, while still joining some small triathlon events from time-to-time.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return As she is about to take her curtain call, Tara left a few words of wisdom to her fellow youth triathletes.“Keep believing in yourself,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tara Borlain. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Soaking in the cheers, Tara Borlain comfortably crossed the finish line by her lonesome as she once again ruled the girls’ 13-14 category of the 2017 Alaska IronKids Saturday morning at Shangri-La Mactan here.But for the rising triathlete, she was never alone.ADVERTISEMENT Reyes not replacing injured Fajardo in Gilas’ Fiba Asia Cup roster Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Though older sister Samantha no longer competed in the youth circuit, the middle Borlain sibling felt her family’s support from start to finish as she capped off a decorated IronKids career.READ: Graduating Baniqued, Borlain reign in IronKids anew FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Ever since I started, the most important thing I learned is that family is the key. Winning is just in your mind and in your heart, and if you give your best, you’re already a champion. I believe that your family will be the one to push you for that success to happen,” the 14-year-old said.Borlain pulled away from the field early and was hardly threatened as she finished the race in 41:34, almost a full four minutes ahead of her closest pursuant. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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The Bus Ride

first_imgJohnson Street is one of the many which is the hub, hustle and bustle of Monrovia. Here you find characters of various types, questionable as well as honest people, who are trying to eke out a meager income and are not even sure when they will get food for the next meal.The upper part of the street is used as a parking area for vehicles taking commuters to and from the city and its environs. And although it is barely wide enough to accommodate a dozen vehicles at a time and especially often crowded with street sellers, most of whom sell their wares practically in the way of pedestrians and vehicles alike, each successive mayor ever since the civil war has done little to change the order of things. As a result, city ordinance laws have nearly all gone unheeded. The city’s law enforcement officers, along with the country’s  own national police, have been seen in few instances seizing commodities from petty traders, goods believed to be used by the officers themselves; contributing to a deep level of mistrust among the people, especially when it was known not long ago that city police officers found parading the streets and seizing substantial amount of merchandise were in fact thugs dressed in full Monrovia City Police uniforms; a symbol of the country’s post-war recovery which has been anything but comforting.But nothing is as troubling as when those passenger buses arrived, because then you would think the people trying to get on board would kill each other. I have seen a man of forty trying to board one of these buses by entering through the window, while grappling with others inside and those who were trying to pull him out. I have seen a woman lost her child in one of the many stampedes, though fortunately the child wasn’t trampled to death. I have seen an old woman get run over, after one of the drivers, having lost control of a brake that was malfunctioning, crashed his vehicle into a crowd of bystanders, pedestrians, street sellers and others who were waging a war to get on board. Always I have wanted to shove my way through the crowd and to shout: “Why are you striking your companion?” But I doubt anyone would listen. Besides, that is only a part of the setting of the story which follows.On a particularly hot day in March, a passenger bus arrived and after a fierce tussle the commuters found seats on the bus, which was en route to Bardnersville Estate, and the bus drove out of the Johnson Street tarred road and on to the upper part of Benson Street, past the Warren-Benson street intersection and beyond. The vehicle was practically falling to pieces and, as it drove away, leaving behind a trail of blue smoke, the exhaust pipe dangled so low it clattered on the asphalt.Inhaling exhaust fumes and the odor of sweaty and unwashed bodies, the passengers, most of whom were virtually sitting one on top the other, fell into conversation immediately the bus reached the intersection of Benson and Warren Streets. Of the commuters most were elderly laborers and petty traders, as could be seen from the nearly forbidding expressions of their faces, evidence of people hardened by years of war, hardship and misery and grown accustomed to a Sisyphean mode of survival. Among them was a well-dressed man who seemed totally out of place with his surroundings, as if by a nightmare he had been brought here to sit among all these poor and miserable people.“Someone would have killed me just to board this bus,” one of the elderly women, adjusting a small bundle on her lap, remarked. “They had their hands round my neck and for a moment I thought I was being strangled to death.”Everybody laughed.As the laughter subsided, an old man with a shaven head said, “The transport problem in this country is terrible.”“Eveeeeeery thing is terrible,” put in another woman. “The market, food, clothing, rental and hospital fees, our children’s’ school fees. Everything. And despite the fact that most of us are eating dry rice at home.”“I agree with you,” said the man with the shaven head, nodding vigorously. “But what’s the meaning of having city roads on which the cars are virtually rubbing against each other and must avoid hundreds of potholes which every Minister of Public Works has been paving since he took office?”Just then the bus fell into a particularly large pothole  a few moments’ drive from the Clara Town-Bushrod Island intersection, jostling all the passengers, who in an effort to steady themselves quickly held on to the seats, the windows, the doors and roof of the vehicle. A few days ago, two men had been seen here filling with rocks the potholes in the road. For their effort, they took tips from owners of commercial and private vehicles, most of whom were either reluctant or refused to pay anything at all.  Then people found out that the potholes which the men would fill with rocks the previous day were to be seen empty the day following, and stopped paying anything to them. The men are rarely ever to be seen again. One of them is said to be a trained road engineer who has fallen on hard times. The other man is believed to be a former Liberia United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) rebel turned drug addict and hustler.As the bus drove past the intersection of Clara Town, a young woman dressed in a tight-fitting dark suit and who looked like many young women who are being employed by banks in Monrovia, said to the others, “Look at the Clara Town road which the government called a 2.6 million dollars project. This year the rains left the road nothing other than sand and gravel, and only after a few months of the government having said to have paved the road with asphalt.”“They called the Jamaica Road project 3 million,” said someone else. “But then they had to pave it again after the road got spoiled only after a few months. It seems government officials who are sent to pave our roads are no better than the hustlers who today would throw a few rocks into a pothole and on the next day remove the same rocks to a different place, getting paid for a job they had been paid for before.”“Our govment official dem da mercenary,” cried a fat man wedged between a corner of the bus and three other people.  “Dey only care about money business.”Immediately the word “mercenary” was spoken, the others, perhaps seeing it as the right word to describe corrupt officials, took it up. Cries of “So-so mercenaries in the government,” “We’re being led by a bunch of mercenaries,” “Down with the mercenaries,” “All our officials are mercenaries,” resounded through the crammed space of the passenger vehicle, followed soon after by the outburst of laughter. Some of the passengers were nearly tearing their sides as it was!The cries and laughter died. And then the elderly man who seemed out of place in the midst of all these people, said, “Yet those are the very government officials we all vote for at the slightest notice. And so why must we complain?” Evidently he had been listening intently to the conversation but until now had had nothing to say.From the way in which he spoke it was obvious he was well-educated. It was also probably on account of his appearance that at once a hush descended. He looked to be about fifty years old or so but with a youthfully dyed hair as to make him look like a young man. His complexion was one of better health than the rest of the people combined.“Besides, most of you who complain about corruption,” the man continued, “as soon as you obtain a government post would behave no better than the people of whom you’re complaining. The fact is that Liberians have no love for their country.”“You speak as if you’re not a Liberian yourself,” said the woman with the bundle.“Yes, of course,” said the young woman, “and it would be interesting if he were to tell us where he’s working. The way he’s dressed makes him look like a government minister, though why he should be riding a rickety bus like this bea\ts my imagination.”Everybody burst out laughing.The laughter having subsided, the man, smiling, turned to the girl who had spoken to him and said, “I’m a Liberian and university professor.  “But don’t imagine for a moment that I’m better off than any of you. I’m earning a salary that’s never enough to feed myself and my children. I’ve got seven, five daughters and two boys, and of these only three are in school; one is a university dropout. Two of my daughters have turned to prostitution, and one of my sons to sodomy.  Worst still, the hundreds, if not thousands of night clubs, we’ve here in Monrovia are only further ruining our children, my own included. But who is to blame? No one other the people, you and I included, who vote into offices people who don’t live up to our expectations. But is voting a curse? No. It’s only a way of saying that we want a better person to lead us and our country. Besides, whether or not I vote for a John Doe who turns out to be corrupt wouldn’t make any difference because for their own personal reasons others will vote for him. So why worry? Why complain? Why don’t you cheer up like me?”A lull had again followed while the professor was speaking; his voice could be heard so loud and clear that even the drone of the bus and the clattering of the exhaust pipe on the tarred road, as well as the sound of passing vehicles, seemed muted.  Indeed the whole bus had fallen silent, as if the people were painfully trying to piece together what the professor’s speech meant for each and every one of them.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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Jagdeo calls for probe into GuySuCo subsidies

first_imgSugar sectorExpressing suspicion as to how the Government has used the billions it allocated to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) since taking office in 2015, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is calling for a probe to be launched into how these monies were spent.Articulating the Party’s position on the matter during a Friday morning press conference was PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo. According to Jagdeo, there are discrepancies between the figures quoted by President David Granger in his January 10 speech and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder.Former President Bharrat JagdeoJagdeo quoted verbatim from Granger’s speech, in which the President pointed out that “a new factory at Skeldon in the East Berbice-Corentyne region was built at a cost of US$212 million and $48 billion was expended in financial support to the industry since 2011, while $32 billion was spent over the past 30 months, which when calculated sums up to a rate of about $1 billion a month. This Government cannot sustain the sugar industry in its current state. It has had to make difficult choices in order to ensure the industry’s viability.”The PPP General Secretary noted that the figure quoted in Granger’s speech was divided by the number of months. Jagdeo, an economist by training, observed that this was how the figure of a billion a month was arrived at. According to Jagdeo, however, this does not add up and there is a clear contradiction between the President and his Agriculture Minister.“Holder said over the past seven years, Government pumped $48 billion in GuySuCo. $600 million in 2011; $4 billion in 2012; $5.3 billion in 2013; $6 billion in 2014; $12 billion in 2015; $11 billion in 2016; and $9 billion in 2017,” Jagdeo stated, quoting the Minister. “So when you add this, you see $48 billion over seven years. (But Granger) added $32 billion on top of it in his speech. Then he divided by the number of months and that’s how he came up with $1 billion a month. He over inflated the figures by two times in his speech to the nation. And Holder gave the accurate figures.”Agriculture Minister Noel Holder“Even in those figures, you would see that the period 2011 to 2014, an average of $4 billion a year was given in subsidy to GuySuCo. Between 2015 to 2017, $10.6 billion average. And that is impossible. It’s more than double the subsidy in just three years. We need to have a full-fledged investigation into whether this money was given, how it was spent. And knowing the nature of this Government, I suspect a significant portion of this money may have disappeared. And if they were so good at management, the figure should have deteriorated.”Government had announced that it will pay 50 per cent of the severance benefits to dismissed sugar workers by the end of this month. This commitment represents over $2 billion in severance payments, with a paper seeking to appropriate supplementary funds being laid and debated in the House.It was during this announcement that President Granger in a speech read by the Prime Minister spoke of $48 billion being spent since 2011 on the industry. Jagdeo expressed the belief, however, that the incorrect figures were no mere mistake.“Now when Guyanese hear this figure (from the President), they will say yes it can’t be afforded because it is a large sum of money. So that is what I believe it was designed to do, to say that we can’t afford to keep the sugar industry alive,” he stated.Soon after coming to office, the coalition Government doubled the subsidy to GuySuco to $12 billion. Nine billion dollars was also budgeted for early in the year, with a further $2 billion after the Corporation approached the Government requesting approximately $3.5 billion.A further $9 billion was approved in 2017 for GuySuCo, with Finance Minister Winston Jordan announcing that If Government adhered to the requests for specific monies for GuySuCo, it would be money wasted.In May 2017, Government announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services offered by GuySuCo.last_img read more

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Two men arrested after drugs haul seized

first_imgGardai arrested two men after a drugs swoop in Letterkenny in the early hours of this morning (Sun).It is understood that more than €4,000 worth of cannabis and a quantity of cash was recovered at an address in the town. It followed an operation in which two men, aged 24 and 28 were stopped in a car earlier.The address was searched and the cash and drugs were found.The men were questioned at Letterkenny Garda station.One of the men was released without charge and another was charged and is to appear at Letterkenny District Court on September 1st next.Two men arrested after drugs haul seized was last modified: August 8th, 2016 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:cannabisdonegaldrugsletterkennylast_img read more

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Cockhill’s Peter Doherty suits Watson’s Menswear style of play

first_imgCOCKHILL CELTIC defender Peter Doherty has been named as the Watson Menswear Ulster Senior Legaue Player of the Month for October 2016.Doherty has helped lead Cockhill’s defence of their 4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League title while October also saw him captain the USL’s representative side to the FAI Intermediate Interprovincial Tournament in Cork.Cockhill are at the summit again and have a game in hand as well as a two-point advantage to Fanad United. “It was a good month,” Doherty reflected.“We started to get going and we started to play ball again.”Doherty believes that the recent revival at Fanad can only be good for the League.He said: “Fanad are strong again this season and that’s adding to the League.“It’s good to have a team pushing you on. We have a lot of very good teams competing in the League. It keeps you on your toes.”Cockhill haven’t lost an Ulster Senior League game in the last four seasons when they’ve won the title, but they have retained an insatiable appetite for success. Doherty said: “There has been a lot of success, but we have drive to do more. We don’t want to lose our unbeaten run in the League and just want to keep the good form going.”Doherty captained the USL side to the Intermediate Interprovincial Tournament in Cork, but a 2-0 loss to hosts Munster – after a 3-2 win over Leinster and a 2-0 win over Connacht – saw them leave empty handed.Doherty, who started in all three games, said: “We were disappointed not to win it on the last day. The one thing we couldn’t do was lose by two goals and that’s what we did.“We had two good wins before the last day and gave a good account of ourselves.”Cockhill are in FAI Intermediate Cup action this Sunday. Gavin Cullen’s side travel to Cork to face College Corinthians.Doherty, whose team beat last season’s finalists Letterkenny Rovers before recording a one-sided win over Swilly in round two, said: “Big time, we have to do something in the Intermediate. That’s the big aim now, to string a few games together. Letterkenny got momentum last year and saw it to the final. “We have nothing to fear. We’re talking about them, but I think they’ll be looking at our run too. We’re full of confidence. The bookies have them as favourites, but with the players we have and the squad we have, we’re confident.”Cockhill’s Peter Doherty suits Watson’s Menswear style of play was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 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:CockhilldonegalPeter DohertyUSLlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN SUES NEWSPAPER WHICH CLAIMED HE WAS A ‘HEADCASE’

first_imgA Donegal businessman claims a newspaper article about him filming the birth of his baby daughter wrongly portrayed him as “some kind of headcase running around with a camera.”John McCauley (46), who is involved in property and construction, told a High Court jury he was disgusted by the article written by columnist Brenda Power in the Sunday Times in 2009.The article arose out of a separate action brought by Mr McCauley in which he sued the midwife and the hospital where the birth took place over the interruption of his filming by the midwife. He claimed he had got permission from the doctor to film and that his partner, Jurgita Jachimaviciute, who gave birth to their first child Simone that night, had requested he film it.He lost that action against the hospital and Ms Power later wrote a comment piece about the case.In his defamation action before a judge and jury of eight women and four men, Mr McCauley claims the article meant he showed no consideration or care for his partner and the baby.He also claims it meant he failed to reassure or comfort his partner in what was alleged by the paper to be an emergency situation but which he says was not the case. He also says it meant he was motivated by self-interest with no appreciation for his role in the delivery of the baby.The defendants deny the claims and say the article was true, fair comment and enjoyed qualified privilege.Mr McCauley, a plasterer by trade who is originally from Donegal but now living in Lithuania with his partner and two children, told the court that on the night of the birth, staff at the hospital appeared to change shift and the midwife who came on was very abrupt and uncommunicative.Only that his partner was so close to giving birth, he said he would have asked for someone else to attend, he said. When the midwife asked him to stop filming, he said he would rather not but she asked him again and he did.Mr McCauley said there was a lot of publicity about the court case he took against the hospital which he lost in February 2009.On March 1st that year, he read Ms Power’s article and said he could not believe it.“I could not believe someone who obviously knew nothing about the court case or about what led to the case could write such a lot of nonsense… I was disgusted at the way she portrayed me as some some kind of headcase running around with a camera”.Mr McCauley denied a suggestion in the article there was an emergency situation during the delivery. It was not an emergency because a decision had been taken much earlier in the evening to deliver by C-section and the child was not born till 11.10pm, he said.He said almost everything in the article was untrue except the fact he had lost his case against the hospital. He felt very angry and sad particularly as he had got comments about it from people in Ireland, Lithuania, Dubai and Turkey.Earlier his counsel Colm Smyth SC told the jury the article was an “outrageous and malicious” piece of journalism and the jury should award aggravated damages. The hearing continues.DONEGAL MAN SUES NEWSPAPER WHICH CLAIMED HE WAS A ‘HEADCASE’ was last modified: July 11th, 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:cameraJOhn McCauleynewspaperpropertySunday Timeslast_img read more

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HARPS HOPING FOR VITAL POINTS AGAINST SALTHILL DEVON

first_imgFinn Harps have the perfect opportunity to record back-to-back home wins when they host bottom of the table Salthill Devon at Finn Park on Friday night (kick-off 8pm).Two weeks ago Harps ended a recent dismal run of results when they defeated Wexford Youths courtesy of Kevin McHugh’s strike at Finn Park.Although they went down to Enda Curran’s second-half goal in Athlone last Friday, Peter Hutton’s side will be hoping to build on the Wexford win with another victory when Salthill visit on Friday. Harps have a decent home record in 2013 with only Athlone Town and Waterford United having left Finn Park with victories.And with Salthill departing Finn Park with just one draw in seven previous visits to Ballybofey, you can see why Harps supporters are hopeful of another victory on Friday.However, Harps should be wary of the threat posed by Friday’s visitors – who have won twice in their last four games – after what happened when the two sides met in Drom in mid-June.Then, with Harps expected to leave the County Galway venue with three points, Devon recorded their first home victory of the season on a 2-1 scoreline. “That was the final game before the break in which we lost in the final minutes of the game,” said Harps boss Peter Hutton as he looked back on that game earlier this week. “Salthill had prior to then and even of late recorded some good results and have added a few new faces to their ranks also, so they will be a tough nut to crack.”“Salthill last week lost to Waterford but from what I’m lead to believe they were unfortunate and the game was finely balanced for a long period of time with Waterford enjoying a fair share of lady luck,” continued Hutton.“Either way though we are at home and need the three points to get ourselves back on track and if we can apply the same work ethic and application as last week then I’ve no doubt we’ll be fine.”Hutton was disappointed that his side didn’t build on the victory over Wexford with a similar result in Athlone last week, especially as he felt his team were the best side on the night.A 1-0 victory for Roddy Collins table topping side put them two points clear at the top of the table. “It was very disappointing that we came away with nothing from a game we were fairly comfortable in and certainly deserved something from,” said Hutton of the game in Lissywollen.“Ciaran Gallagher had little to do for the majority of the game and generally we looked assured and had a few good chances ourselves but again unfortunately we didn’t take them. The players acquitted themselves well and were bitterly disappointed they got nothing for all their efforts but it merely shows the fine line between winning and losing in this league.”However, all is not lost and a play-off spot is still within reach for Harps should they go on an unbeaten run between now and the end of the season.“We are fortunate that the play off spot is still within our control but we really need to be winning games now and building a bit of momentum going into the final games. This is the period of the season when results are upper most and performances are secondary it’s now all about getting points on the board,” said Hutton. Harps will be without Michael Doherty who misses out through suspension. Damien McNulty is still sidelined as continues his recovery from a recent foot injury.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TEAM NEWSSuspended: Michael DohertyDoubtful: None.Injured: Damien McNulty (foot)Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-D-D-L-W-L (5 pts)Salthill Devon: D-L-W-L-W-L (7 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six home games against Salthill Devon20-Aug-10 – Finn Harps 3-2 Salthill Devon (First Division)08-Apr-11 – Finn Harps 0-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)24-Sep-11 – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)06-Apr-12 – Finn Harps 3-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)03-Aug-12 – Finn Harps 2-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)19-Apr-13 – Finn Harps 1-0 Salthill Devon (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2013Sean McCarron – 8 (1 in FAI Cup)Kevin McHugh – 7Michael Funston – 3Keith Cowan – 3 (1 in FAI Cup)Thomas McMonagle – 2Thomas McBride – 1 (in League Cup)Matt Harkin – 1 (in League Cup)James Doherty – 1 (in League Cup)Marc Brolly – 1 (in League Cup)Aaron O’Hagan – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2013 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)02-Aug-13 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps26-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Wexford Youths (McHugh)19-Jul-2013 – AL – Mervue United 4-0 Finn Harps12-Jul-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Longford Town28-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-2 Cobh Ramblers (Funston, Cowan)28-Jun-2013 – AL – Waterford United 3-0 Finn Harps14-Jun-2013 – AL – Salthill Devon 2-1 Finn Harps (Funston)08-Jun-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 2-3 Athlone Town (Funston, Cowan)31-May-2013 – FAI – Finn Harps 2-1 Wexford Youths (Cowan, McCarron)24-May-2013 – AL – Wexford Youths 2-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)20-May-2013 – LC – Finn Harps 1-1 Derry City (O’Hagan) – Derry win 6-5 on penalties17-May-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Mervue United (McCarron)11-May-2013 – AL – Longford Town 2-3 Finn Harps (McCarron, McHugh, McDonagh og.)04-May-2013 – AL – Cobh Ramblers 2-2 Finn Harps (McHugh, McCarron)26-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-1 Waterford United19-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Salthill Devon (McMonagle)12-Apr-2013 – AL – Athlone Town 1-0 Finn Harps05-Apr-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 0-0 Wexford Youths29-Mar-2013 – AL – Mervue United 2-2 Finn Harps (McMonagle, McHugh)23-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Longford Town (McHugh)15-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (McCarron 2, McHugh 2)08-Mar-2013 – AL – Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)03-Mar-2013 – LC – Mayo League 1-4 Finn Harps (Harkin, Doherty, Brolly, McBride)LC – League Cup. AL – Airtricity League, FAI – FAI Cup.HARPS HOPING FOR VITAL POINTS AGAINST SALTHILL DEVON was last modified: August 7th, 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:finn harpsSalthill Devonlast_img read more

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NEW TICKET SCAM ALERT FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL

first_imgDONEGAL clubs have warned fans to be careful about a scam which was pulled at the All-Ireland Hurling final in case it is repeated again on Sunday.In a statement from clubs in the county today, fans were warned not to buy tickets outside the ground in case they have already been used by fans of the Minor teams.Dublin play Meath in the curtain raiser for the big game. Said the statement: “At the recent Hurling Final, a small number of people outside who were looking to buy tickets on the street, purchased tickets which had already been used by supporters of the Minor teams.“Anyone travelling to Dublin in the hope of getting a ticket should be careful in that last 45mins before throw in for the Senior game that they don’t buy a ticket which has already been scanned.“Once it’s scanned that’s it used up – and it can’t be used again to get into the match.”Gardai are also planning to mount an operation to take on touts. They say anyone caught selling tickets above their face value will be arrested and charged.A number of undercover gardai will be on duty around Croke Park this Sunday. NEW TICKET SCAM ALERT FOR ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 21st, 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) Tags:NEW TICKET SCAM ALERT FOR ALL-IRELAND FINALlast_img read more

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Men’s Soccer Battles Loyola to 1-1 Draw

first_img Next Game: The Ramblers pushed for the equalizer before halftime, but the Bulldogs’ defense held their ground as goalkeeper, Jared Brown (Aurora, Ontario) collected two saves and two shots were blocked and one went wide. ESPN+ Western Illinois 9/26/2018 – 7 PM Drake (4-3-1) scored first with sophomore Leroy Enzugusi’s (Marion, Iowa) goal in the 23rd minute (23:22) of the opening half. Enzugusi used one touch to get past a Loyola (3-3-1) defender and slotted his shot past the goalkeeper, Josh Lagudah, far post from the edge of the 18-yard box. “Tonight, was a good really good competitive match up on the road.” said head coach Gareth Smith. “We started the game very well and the first half was one of our best and most complete performances this season. We maintained good purposeful possession, created a number of chances and scored an excellent goal. Offensively we caused Loyola a lot of problems and could have extended our lead. The second half we just didn’t get going and took too long to get into the game. The momentum shifted in Loyola’s favor and they challenged us to defend for periods of time. We needed to take better care of possession and look to be more composed in key moments to play out of pressure. That being said our guys defended exceptionally well for the most part and we should have seen the game out before overtime. We got back into the game for short periods and created a few half chances later in the game, but lack a little quality in key moments. Overall a solid point in the road and one we will build on going into the game against Western Illinois.” Full Schedule Roster Watch Live Brown finished with eight saves while Enna led the team with four shots. As a team, Drake took nine shots while Loyola had 26. The Ramblers held a 9-3 advantage on shots on goal. Previewcenter_img Live Stats PDF Box Score Out of halftime, the two teams traded shots as neither side recorded a shot on goal for more than 35 minutes. However, Loyola evened the game in the 81st minute (81:48) when Oskar Gustafsson collected the ball after a scramble and beat Brown. Following Saturday’s road contest, Drake returns home Sept. 26 to the Cownie Soccer Complex to take on Western Illinois at 7 p.m. The match with the Leathernecks will be broadcast on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs were unable to register a shot in the first overtime as Loyola had five, including one header by Alec Lasinski that Brown saved. In the second overtime, Gustafsson flicked a header that Brown saved on the first shot of the period. Later, Drake’s Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) had his own header saved by Lagudah. Loyola had three more shots, including one by Stephenson that Brown saved again. The teams settled for a draw for the second-straight season. CHICAGO, Ill. – The Drake University men’s soccer team and Loyola battled to a 1-1 draw Saturday, Sept. 22 evening in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams at Loyola Soccer Park. After the tying goal, the Ramblers took four more shots, including a blast by Tucker Stephenson that hit the crossbar with 16 seconds left. Drake was unable to get a shot off as the teams went to extra time for the second consecutive season. Story Linkslast_img read more

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Buddo, Kitende, JIPRA storm 2019 Copa quarters

first_imgKitende (Blue) defeated St. Kaggwa (White) to reach the quater finals. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)2019 Copa Coca Cola Round of 16Wednesday, 15-05-2019-Jinja S.S 2-0 St Julian High School, Gayaza-St Mary’s Kitende 4-0 St Kaggwa, Bushenyi-St Henry’s Kitovu 3-2 St John’s High School, Mukono-Standard High School, Zana 2-0 Kawempe Royal-Buddo SS 2-0 Uganda Martyrs’ High School, Rubaga-Jinja Progressive Academy 2 (7) – 2 (6)Kibuli SS-Masaka SS 0 (3) – (4) 0 Bulo Parents-Royal Giants got a bye to the quarter finals.JINJA – The 2019 Copa Coca Cola has reached the quarter final stage after the successful completion of the round of 16.There were 7 matches played on Wednesday, 15th may, with as many teams joining Royal Giants who got a bye in their fixture after Nakaseke International was thrown out for using an over age player, in the last 8.In one of the first games of the day, defending champions Buddo defeated Uganda Matyrs High School 2-0 at the Mighty Arena.Buddo are the defending champions of the competition.Defender Joseph Kafumbe scored both goals in either half to propel his side into the quarters.In the other 9am Kick-off, Bulo Parents required spot-kicks to take care of Masaka SS.Following a 0-0 draw in normal time, Bulo converted 4 of their penalties while Masaka scored just 3, to see the Masaka based-giants head home early.At 11am, Standard High School beat debutants Kawempe Royal College 2-0.SC Villa’s Salim Abdallah opened the scoring with a stunning long range strike.Aaron Okwi sealed victory for Standard after dribbling past Kawempe’s custodian Huzainah Lukwago and slotting into an empty net.At 2pm, Jinja SS scrapped to a 2-0 victory over St. Julian High School at the Kakindu Stadium.Uganda Cub’s Isma Mugulusi scored the opening goal inside 6 minutes to send the home crowd into jubilation and cheers.Lawrence Tezikya added a second off a shot from just outside the area to see Jinja SS make it into the last 8.The other home team, Jinja Progressive Academy (JIPRA) had to recover from a 2 goal deficit to overcome Kibuli SS in penalties so as to storm the quarter finals.JIPRA would later triumph 7-6 in the tense shoot out.In the other games, Kitende registered the biggest win on the day, putting 4 goals past a hapless St. Kaggwa.SC Villa’s Charles Lwanga, Jacob Okao, Abdul Karim Watambala and Bobosi Byaruhanga scored the goals for the eight-time champions.In the game, St Kaggwa was reduced to 10 men following a red card that was shown to Davis Ahaabwe for a rough tackle on Steven Sserwadda.Meanwhile, St Henry’s College, Kitovu won 3-2 against Mukono based St John’s High School.Later in the day, the quarter final draws were conducted.It was learnt that Buddo SS would take on JIPRA, Kitende and Kitovu would do battle, Standard High play Royal Gaints while Jinja SS takes on Bulo Parents.The quarter final schedule – All games to be played on Thursday at Kakindu Stadium-Buddo SS vs JIPRA @9am-St. Henry’s Kitovu vs St. Mary’s Kitende @11am-Standard High School Zana vs Royal Giants @2pm-Jinja SS vs Bulo Parents School @4pmComments Tags: 2019 Copa Coca ColaBuddo SSJinja SSJIPRAKibuli ssSt Mary’s Kitendetoplast_img read more

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