José Galán: “In Arabia they are crazy football players and they also know”

first_imgAnd he ate it?Yes. For a sign of respect. For them it is ugly to reject it. It wasn’t as bad as I thought, really. It has a strong taste of lamb and liver.DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>DAILY AS What is the strangest thing that happened to you there?On weekends I could not enter the mall with my teammate: if you go with friends you cannot. It is only for families, couples. In fact there are many stores in which Family Only puts, and a man alone cannot enter. Underwear, women, colognes. I was once kicked out of a mall for going in shorts, after training. They told me what I was doing, what I was exhibiting.Seriously?And again, in a cafeteria where I always went in the mornings, in Hail, a woman approached me to ask me where I was from, because she saw that I was a foreigner, and suddenly a man appeared shouting at me in Arabic. I hardly knew Arabic and did not understand what was happening. Those in the cafeteria, who knew me, intervened. They told him that he was a regular customer, that nothing was wrong. They were young and the young people there have another mentality. What the man was incredible, they explained to me, was that I was talking to that woman. “Do you know her? You can’t talk to women if you don’t know them.”So much? Really?In restaurants and almost everywhere there are two entrances, two areas separated by a partition: one for families and one for men. Coffee shops are separated with screens. And the trains. It is in case women want to uncover. There they can. It is private.How is life there?They open everything very late, they make life at night. Because they are more acclimatized when Ramadan arrives, they eat at night. The last prayer is at 05:30. There are five a day and they are sacred, but truly sacred. I became locked in Carrefour with the purchase! Because he caught my prayer and closed everything. They lower the traps, nobody attends to you, the whole city stays still until it ends. Once in the afternoon I agreed to train, with a game, and even the ball stopped. You can’t touch it until the prayer is over. You have to wait.And when did he make the purchase?I went from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., but sometimes I didn’t realize the time and caught myself inside. Many stores throw you out. Or they leave you inside. You can’t do anything while it lasts. Others pray there. All shopping centers have an area dedicated to it. Everything revolves around prayer.Alcohol, you know, nothing. And smoking?There it is prohibited. Until the shishas. They are left in a kind of jaimas surrounded by dates, and they drink tea, and coffee. And watch football. At all hours. As in Spain, but always only men.As they are?Very hospitable You eat with the right hand, doing it with the left is disrespectful. And there almost everything is always eaten with the hands. When I arrived, I received the Al Jabalain directive and invited me to eat a very rich lamb, and they offered me the testicle of the lamb, which for them is the best part, as a present that you could not refuse. Do you follow football a lot?A lot. And incredibly local football. The Saudi is the highest level in the Middle East, with its own Madrid-Barça, Al Hilal-Al Nassr. For LaLiga there is madness, more than for the Premier. They asked you about Villarreal players even!Yes?And from Espanyol. They know everyone. And they know football, too. They have enough history. It caught my attention a lot.He is not surprised then the Super Cup there.No. It will be a sure success. Arabia has good hobbies, they encourage a lot. That the woman can enter will also help. It is an important step for football and for the opening of the country.Do they like football?I do not know. I did not speak with any. For my sake … Of course, what men know is crazy.To recognize and stop on the street?Look, on my day off I always took the car and went with the camera to see places, to do things. Once I went to Al Jubbah, a city with some Neolithic cave paintings. There they saw me and recognized me as a football player of Al Jabalain. And there was a man in a car workshop who knew that I had played the Austrian Cup final against Mané, Liverpool, and had seen me in a photo on Twitter, or Instagram, with Jonathan Soriano who, like me, in January he had signed for the best team in the country, Al Hilal …And what happened?That they opened the doors of their houses, they introduced me to the mayor, they took me to take pictures. They didn’t know what to give me! Xenon headlights for the car, tweezers, lights … Whatever it was, to show me your hospitality. It occurred to me to say that I liked dates, that there are incredible, and they told me: “Open the car.” And they brought me four full bags, ten kilos. Arabia is one of the most hospitable countries in which I have played.Do you speak english?Very little. Almost no one speaks it. I would tell you two percent. And traffic in cities is very difficult. I never saw people driving crazier. You saw many accidents every day.How is football in the stadiums?There was no woman. And that shocked you a lot. You see all men dressed in white robes. With percussion drums and many flares, which they like very much. They light many, I do not know if they are prohibited but they do look a lot in the stadiums. But women, none. Look, my mother, when I was in Qatar and Jordan, she did come to see me, it was less complicated to be visited than in Arabia, for the visa, and surely she was the only woman in the stadium.Yes?In no Muslim country in the Middle East do women usually go to the countryside that I know of. Neither in Qatar nor in Jordan nor in Arabia. In Indonesia, however, also Muslim, yes. My wife, Paloma, when she visited me was in the break and did not enter either. But, look, these Super Cup matches are going to be very good to open the doors of soccer to women in the Middle East, that there is a presence of Western women in them, working. For, little by little and from time to time, as with driving, the country opens up and they gain rights. Arabia is the purest country with Islam and the strictest with women.And how does a foreign soccer player live Ramadan there?Phew. It is hard for them. They cannot eat during the day. Nor drink. Only when the sun goes down. But we, a Brazilian, a Romanian and the other Spanish, served us food at the hotel before the game. A story happened to Hugo López and Ramadan … (laughs).Count, count.As it turns out we had a bus trip, from 08:00, many hours. And neither I nor the other Spanish soccer player of the team drank water out of respect, for solidarity with the rest, which they couldn’t. You see that they are KO and that they endure, because you are the same. But we were thirsty … Terrible! Then, the bus stopped to take a break, everyone ran off … And they started to eat and drink! Hugo and I looked at each other, we went behind, shouting at them. “But what do you do? That you are all sinning!” We get scared to see them … But, if you are traveling in Ramadan, you can eat. The Koran says so. I imagine it will be because of how the trips should have been before, on camels, through the desert. Only then you have to get it back. And we: “Well, you could have said it before, we haven’t been drinking water for six hours for you!”Tremendous.“It is best to make the life they do,” Hugo López told me when Ramadan began. And it’s true. You train at night all month, between 00:00 and 02:30, and in the end you end up with the changed dream. You have to acclimatize. But I already tell you that, in Ramadan, they behaved very well with us. They offered us food even if it was hidden. I never had a problem in Arabia. Of course, another curious thing. On the street they used to ask me, when they saw me, if I was Spanish. “Yes”. “We had Al Andalus there …” they said. “And are you a Muslim?” “Unchristian”. “Ah okay”. As long as you don’t say an atheist …center_img He is the Spanish who has played in more foreign countries, 13. Among them, Arabia …Yes (smile). Last year. From the end of January to June.And how did it get there?After going through the Atlético quarry (from 2005 to 2007) I played at Almería B (until 2010), where I coincided with Hugo López. We have kept in touch all these years. And he signed for Al Jabalain just before, with a Romanian coach, Motroc Florin, who had trained Shabab Al Ordon, my team in Jordan (2015), and he knew me too. I was cuddly …By?Because then I played in Al Shamal SC of Qatar, a country that has a blockade with Arabia. They were so tense that they almost went to war over their relationship with Iran. In fact, Arabia does not let them fly over its territory, you cannot do it directly from one country to another. From Madrid to Doha it takes another hour because you must fly above and not through Arabia.And you were leaving Qatar, of course.Well, look, thanks to the fact that I knew a Spanish boy who was in the Federation and helped me with all the paperwork. I was able to play after three days. It was to pass the physical tests and debut.Did you notice much contrast?Something that struck me as soon as I landed is that all women are in black. Absolutely all covered. The most you can see is the eyes. With a niqab that covers their heads and a black dress called abaya. Some even wear gloves, so they don’t see their hands. That shocks you a lot. It gives you enough respect. On the plane you can’t sit with a woman next to you. If there is one, they change you.How about playing the Spanish Super Cup there?Arabia is a country that is trying to open a lot. With the new prince, Mohamed Bin Salmán, more liberal. It is the first time they have opened to tourism. Before you could not go without a special visa, if you were not invited by the Government or a work visa.How is Jeddah, the city that will host it?I lived in Hail, 900 kilometers away, but Jeddah is the most open city in Saudi Arabia, rather than the capital, Riyadh. This helps foreigners go well.And the women?Well, look, when I was there, Paloma, my wife, would not have been able to visit me if we had not been married. The first thing they asked me at the club was: “Are you married?” If not, he could not come to see me. How to drive. They couldn’t until 2018! Paloma, when he came to Arabia, went with the abaya and a hijab (handkerchief that covers the hair). And, even, to bring the face in the open, they already looked differently down the street. Men, yes, but women even more.DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>DAILY ASlast_img read more

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CJ Perez shrugs off rookie jitters to deliver PBA debut fitting of top pick

first_imgColumbian rookie CJ Perez during the opening ceremony of the 2019 PBA season at Philippine Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—CJ Perez dutifully proved that his status as the top overall pick of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft was well deserved.Columbian’s prized rookie starred in his debut game, putting 26 points and grabbing down five rebounds to lead his team to an upset 124-118 win over defending champion San Miguel in the Philippine Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT Perez, though, almost didn’t have a stellar of a game since he battled through rookie jitters the whole first half scoring just two points in the opening 24 minutes.Sensing that things had to change, Perez went to attack mode in the second half in what he described as one of the most exhilarating feelings he’s ever had on a basketball court.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s a tremendous feeling for me to play in the PBA because this is my first game and San Miguel, of all teams, was our opponent,” said Perez in Filipino. “They’re the top team and it’s a pleasure and also an amazing opportunity for me, for the Columbian team, to perform well against the Beermen.”“That first half was different because when I got to the dugout, when I stepped to the court, and when I got called for the starters’ introduction, I felt a sudden surge of being nervous but I think I was just excited for my first game.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Arwind Santos ready to take ‘kind guy’ Terrence Romeo under his wing Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold PLAY LIST 07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race02:14Carpio 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 View comments LATEST STORIES From shooting bricks in the first half, 1-of-8 to be exact, Perez turned it up a notch and had an efficient 7-of-12 clip including a breakaway layup that gave the Dyip a 114-112 lead with less than three minutes left.Perez said that being the no.1 overall pick brings due pressure to his shoulders and he knows that there’s no other way of going around it.“People have high expectations of me and of course there’s pressure that we all have to handle,” said Perez. “I think it wasn’t just because of me that we won. Every single one of us put in the effort, my teammates never stopped, the energy never dipped, and that I think was the key for us.”“It’s heartwarming for me because this is my first game as a Columbian Dyip player and we won against San Miguel nonetheless, I’m just so happy.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Mighty Barrolle ‘Pepper’ IE Again

first_imgThe Rollers of Mighty Barrolle line up before kick off against traditional rivals Invincible Eleven LISCR draw another matchIt was a repeat of the first leg between Liberia’s two oldest rivals, Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrolle, yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium after striker Julius Woto came off the bench to get the winning goal for Mighty Barrolle in their 2-1 win against rivals Invincible Eleven.Striker Woto got the winning goal in the 86th minute through a counterattack that secured the Kayan Pepper Boys their 5th win of the season.The first leg between the two sides also ended 2-1 with the Rollers taking the day after the striker came off the bench to get the winner in the 79th minute.In yesterday’s match, the Sunshine Yellow Boys took the lead in the 13th minute through striker Morris Sando’s header from close range.Sando directed right-back Aaron Kwateh’s cross from about 19 yards with a diving header that bounced on the goalpost before crossing the goal line.After making several efforts to get the equalizer in the first half, without success Barrolle returned in the second half with much force and were able to get the equalizer in the 49th minute.Though both teams continued to struggle in the league, the rivalry between the two sides is always a different scene.The win for the Rollers increased their points to 17- leveling with LPRC Oilers-but remaining in the relegation zone on goal difference.With four games left to end the season, their rivals IE are still lingering at the bottom of the table with seven points from 18 league matches.Earlier in the first game, undefeated LISCR FC recorded their 10th draw in the championship after 1-1 against 3rd placed Monrovia Club Breweries.Striker Christopher Jackson put LISCR in front in two minutes added the time of the first half; sending the Shipping Boys to the break on a one goal lead.The Shipping Boys later in the second half broke down in the midfield and created space for MC Breweries to mount pressure throughout the second half.Breweries finally got the much-anticipated equalizer in the 80th minute after Curtis Koon headed in a free kick cross from the left angle of LISCR’s penalty area.The result put FC Fassel in a comfortable position on top of the table with six points above LISCR and seven above 3rd placed MC Breweries.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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City to televise returns for coucil race

first_imgBeginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday, local cable-access subscribers can tune to the city’s cable television channel, CTV3, for a telecast of up-to-the-minute election results. City representatives said they will first announce results based on voters’ absentee ballots, then will provide information from each of the city’s 17 voting precincts as the numbers pour in to City Hall. But don’t expect large-scale conventions or great fanfare, they conceded. “We’re not going to promise you scintillating television. The results will be updated and displayed on slides,” Spencer said. “Those slides will be updated during the evening and there will be a live image of City Council chambers in the background.” Officials expect to be on-air until all precincts are accounted for, or until about 11 p.m. PICO RIVERA – Officials promise it won’t be “scintillating” television, but residents here can get results of next week’s election shortly after the polls close Tuesday. It will be the first time in Pico Rivera history that municipal election results will be broadcast live, city spokesman Bob Spencer said. “We’re doing it because we can,” Spencer said. “This provides us with an opportunity to add another dimension to election night.” Vying for three city council seats are seven candidates, incumbents Carlos Garcia, Pete Ramirez and Gregory Salcido, plus challengers Bob Archuleta, Albert Armijo, Graciela Gallegos-Smith and Martin Morones. Up-to-the-minute election results will only be broadcast to Pico Rivera’s estimated 5,500 cable subscribers, not to those with satellite television. Still, officials believe the telecast will better expose residents to the electoral process. “It’s at the local government level where residents can make a difference,” City Clerk Vida Tolman said. Outside of the telecast, residents may also call (562) 942-2000 or (562) 801-4389 for election results over the telephone. Unofficial, final numbers will be posted online at the city’s Web site, www.pico-rivera.org, as results comes in. “Anything that the city can do to expand voter outreach and education is incredible. If the city has the means to provide these results to the public, that’s wonderful,” Tolman added. Spencer is confident that many residents will be tuned in to their televisions, primarily, he said, because “it’s a closely fought election.” For the time being, his attention is on election night, when he steps in to report the incoming results. “We’re not suggesting we’ll win an Emmy, but I hope at least that we win the approval of our residents,” Spencer said. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Real Madrid move to tie down ‘new Raul’ wanted by Arsenal and Chelsea

first_imgReal Madrid are ready to offer teen starlet Borja Mayoral a new contract in an attempt to ward off interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.The 18-year-old is tipped for a big future by those in Spanish football and has been likened to the great Raul.Mayoral has shone for Real Madrid’s youth teams under Zinedine Zidane and the Frenchman wants to integrate him into the first-team.There had been fears, however, that the striker may leave the Bernabeu over disputes regarding a new contract.Real Madrid have been unwilling to meet the youngster’s demands, while the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea are said to have offered him a pay rise.But, according to AS, Mayoral is set to receive a bumper deal until 2021 in the hope it will end all interest from the Premier League. 1 Borja Mayoral last_img

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A week at the races

first_img Garrett Gomez 20 Victor Espinoza 10 Trainers, Wins Bob Baffert 11 Bobby Frankel 10 Doug O’Neill 8 Steve Knapp 5 Jack Carava 4 Mike Mitchell 4 Jeff Mullins 4 Wesley Ward 4 ON THE STAKES SCHEDULE Santa Anita Saturday $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap, 4-year-olds and up, 6 furlongs Sunday $150,000 San Marcos Stakes, 4-year-olds and up, 1 miles (turf) A WEEK AT THE RACES Brother Derek and Stevie Wonderboy, first and second in Saturday’s San Rafael Stakes at Santa Anita, came out of the race in good shape and could meet for a third time in the March 4 Santa Catalina, their trainers said this week. Stevie Wonderboy won and Brother Derek was fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in October. The Eclipse Awards ceremony Monday at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills is scheduled to be covered live by TVG starting at 5 p.m. For the ninth time in 10 years, Russell Baze has won the National Turf Writers’ Association’s Isaac Murphy Award as the North American jockey with the highest winning percentage. Baze won 30.1 percent (375 of 1,246) in 2005. Saturday’s Palos Verdes is expected to match El Conejo winner With Distinction (Garrett Gomez) and Malibu Stakes runner-up Atilla’s Storm (Pat Valenzuela). Also probable: Jet West (Corey Nakatani), Major Success (Tyler Baze). In Sunday’s San Marcos, recent allowance winner The Tin Man (Victor Espinoza) faces Whilly (Felipe Martinez), Always First (Nakatani), License to Run (Valenzuela), Milk It Milk (Kent Desormeaux) and Clipperdom (to be announced). Bob and John (Espinoza), third in the Hollywood Futurity for Bob Baffert, makes his 3-year-old debut in an allowance race (the sixth) today at Santa Anita. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas indicated either Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Folklore, who finished third in Monday’s Santa Ynez Stakes, or Dance Daily, the stablemate who won the race, will race next in the Feb. 11 Las Virgenes. “Folklore is already a Grade I winner, and she’ll go on to bigger and better things,” Lukas said. – Kevin Modesti 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANITA LEADERS Through Wednesday Jockeys, Wins Patrick Valenzuela 25 center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Alex Solis 10 Corey Nakatani 9 Tyler Baze 8 Aaron Gryder 8 Felipe Martinez 8 last_img read more

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Jason Quigley has sights set on a shot at the world

first_imgJason Quigley wants to use this evening’s fight against Mathias Eklund to help him get ready for some big nights and fights in 2019.By Chris McNulty in LondonQuigley will aim to keep his unblemished 15-0 record intact when he faces Finland’s Eklund at the Copper Box Arena. Jason Quigley and Mathias Eklund weigh in ahead of their fight at the Copper Box. Picture: Mark Robinson/MatchroomQuigley is ranked fifth in the WBC’s world rankings and has already been on the cusp of life-changing fights.Last October, Quigley’s camp were in negotiations for a shot at  WBA middleweight belt holder Ryōta Murata (14-1, 11KOs) from Japan at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.Having defended his NABF middleweight belt with a points win over Freddy Hernandez in Indio, Quigley returns to action five months on in London with his heart and mind already eyeing up a big push in 2019. “I’m at a stage now where I’m on the borderline for world title fights,” Quigley said.“I have to be careful of the next steps. They have to be the right steps. We can’t rush it now. We’ve played the game so well until now. We have to make the right moves.“We have to take our time and that can be frustrating. I’ve had fights fallen through and fights in the pipeline that didn’t happen.Jason Quigley in action against Freddy Hernandez in October“This is all a process and nothing will happen for me overnight. I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason.“I’ll stick to what I do and what I’m good at: hard work, focus, discipline. When dates come up, I’m ready to go in there and take care of business. “God willing, 2019 will be busy. I’ve got a great team with Sheer Sports, Golden Boy and Dominic Ingle. They’re all looking after me so well.“Moving forward into 2019, I want to be busy and want to be active. There could be hurdles and there have been in the past, but I’m blessed with the amount of people around me who are helping and looking out for me.“I keep good, positive people are me. That’s what it’s about. Life is all about being in a good environment, being positive and I love having hard-working, driven people.”Last year, Quigley returned after 12 months of inactivity due to a hand injury with a stoppage win against Daniel Rosario in Boston. Murata appeared on the radar, but despite having a first class flight arranged to Tokyo for a press conference, the deal fell through. “There have been hurdles for me but none have sent me down a different path,” Quigley said.“They’ve just stopped me going forward. I’m still on the same road and haven’t really had to take any detours yet. A few times I’ve hit red lights and had to stop.“The green light is on now and I’m in a new year with the same goals and the same possibilities of title shots.“I want to get this fight under my belt and get someone in the rankings in the next fight, maybe look for a world title eliminator.”When he won silver at the 2013 World Championships, Quigley was the number one amateur in the world.Now, he’s ranked fifth by the WBC, but Quigley wants to erase the number beside his name.He said: “I’m at number five, but I don’t look at that as an achievement. To me, I’m still climbing and I want to get higher.“I’m not where I want to be. I don’t want a number beside my name – I wand the word ‘champion’. I want everyone above me in the rankings to know me. I want to fight anyone who’s in my way. It’s about climbing higher on that ladder for me.”Jason Quigley has sights set on a shot at the world was last modified: March 23rd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:BallybofeyDominic IngleGolden Boy PromotionsJason QuigleyMatchroom BoxingMathias EklundSheer Sports Managementlast_img read more

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CHRISTMAS BURGLAR PLEADS GUILTY TO CRIMES

first_imgA MAN has admitted being behind Christmas burglaries in LetterkennyDerek Crawford, whose address was given as 24a Glendale Manor, Glencar, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty to the raids on Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day last year.The 38-year-old admitted carrying out burglaries at Academy Court, Letterkenny on December 25 and the Court Apartments in the town the next day. He also admitted the theft of goods worth €265 from Letterkenny shopping centre on November 8 last year.He also faces a charge of burglary at the Voodoo nightclub in Letterkenny on April 24 this year.No plea was entered in that case as his solicitor Frank Dorrian disputed whether or not Crawford had entered the premises as a burglar.CHRISTMAS BURGLAR PLEADS GUILTY TO CRIMES was last modified: May 22nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglarcourtcrawfordletterkennylast_img read more

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Hearts and Hibernian join in condemnation of Edinburgh derby trouble

first_img 2 It is fair to say it all kicked off in the Edinburgh derby last night… A last-minute disallowed goal, celebrated by Neil Lennon, caused carnage. More: https://t.co/ww2YADyMMi pic.twitter.com/KBOPaT83eK— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 1, 2018Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal was also floored by an apparent attack from a supporter during the goalless match at Tynecastle Park on Wednesday while the Scottish FA (SFA) said two match officials were struck by objects.Police Scotland said five people were arrested at the game, including a 25-year-old man over an assault on an assistant referee, but the other major incidents are still being investigated.Hearts owner Ann Budge and Hibernian chief executive Leeann Dempster met on Thursday to discuss the issues. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The coin (circled) appeared to bounce off the right side of Lennon’s face RANKED MONEY REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Lennon was struck after celebrating Hearts’ disallowed goal Ms Budge said: “We will work closely with Police Scotland and Hibernian to identify the individuals involved in these incidents to ensure they are banned from attending our two stadiums and are formally charged.“While we condemn such behaviour, we must not fall into the trap of condemning the thousands of genuine football fans, who come to be entertained and who do nothing more than passionately support their respective teams. no dice REVEALED Hearts and Hibernian have joined forces to condemn trouble at the Edinburgh derby which saw Neil Lennon struck by a coin, a player punched by a fan and two assistant referees assaulted.Hibs boss Lennon was hit in the face by a pound coin after celebrating Hearts’ disallowed stoppage-time goal in the match at Tynecastle Park on Wednesday night. Latest Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 “Of the five arrests made last night, one of them was made possible because fellow supporters identified the culprits. By working together in this manner we will succeed in removing the tiny percentage of fans, whose behaviour spoils things for the majority.”Ms Dempster said: “Players, coaches, supporters, the media, everyone who goes to a football match is entitled to enjoy the match in safety and security.“We will not allow the mindless actions of a few foolish individuals to jeopardise that.“We will learn any lessons that we can from this, but we would also call on supporters to play their part in helping us to identify those responsible for this kind of unacceptable and potentially dangerous behaviour.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

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Cajon takes control of SAL

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – Cajon grabbed control of the San Andreas League volleyball title on Tuesday with a convincing 25-19, 25-22, 25-17 win over Pacific in a match held at the Cowboy gym. Cajon (5-0, SAL, 7-1 overall) was led by the strength of junior Tiffany Owens’ match-high 18 kills, most coming off precise sets from Angela Ho, who recorded 33 assists. Cajon set the tone early. A kill from Laura Briones, four from Owens, and a service ace from Brittany Kanady helped propel the Cowgirls to a 13-6 lead in Game 1. Still trailing 24-14 in Game 1, Pacific (4-1 SAL, 10-3 overall) closed to 24-19 on two kills from Tompara Youpele and two service aces from Kimberly Payne. But Owens ended the Pirate rally with a powerful game-point kill. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Today, our offense was stronger, and we had some stronger servers,” Cajon coach Paula Bougie-Thomas said. “We had a lot more kills, and our hitting was on. We just are more experienced.” Pacific made a run in Game 2 after five consecutive points made it 22-22, but a kill from Owens and two from Briones ended the game. Pacific also stayed in Game 3 until the combo of Owens and Ho helped Cajon to a 7-0 run, good for a 25-17 match win. “We were a little slow and timid, and they had the better passing game today,” Pacific coach John Arient said. “They never took control. They just won on our errors.” Arient was quick to note the play of Cajon setter Ho, who kept her team composed during every Pirate rally. “I love number 3 (Ho). She can do anything. She found and picked our weaknesses apart,” Arient said. “Of course, I’m looking for Tiffany every time, but I try to mix it up to give every one an opportunity,” Ho said. “I envision myself seeing a kill every play.” center_img Youpele led Pacific with 16 kills and Kryssy Tuitele had 18 assists. Sophomore teammate Sebastiana Lopez earned eight digs. Cajon’s Marissa Anderson had seven kills and three aces. Ho chipped in with four of Cajon’s eight aces. `’We now have the advantage in league. They are at home against us next time, and they will fight for it. Pacific won’t lay down,” said Bougie-Thomas, who’s team was league co-champion with Pacific last year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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