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Saturday’s perfect day came at the right time

first_imgLast week was crazy, to say the least. I covered the election and the ensuing protests for Annenberg Media. It was a great experience sitting in the control room of our studio, surrounded by some great friends while producing about seven hours of live television. It was a really unique working experience — nothing like I’ve had as a sports reporter. In all of the hubbub of political reporting that I was around, I needed a break. When I say I needed a break, I don’t mean turning away and ignoring the vast political divide that’s consuming our country on a nationwide level and the relationships of those around me. I just needed a detox. Something that would allow me to slow the onslaught of political news that I was consuming from work, social media, television and my friends and family. My brain was on overdrive and a crash was coming any second. I knew that I needed something to get away, something else that I could dedicate my thoughts to for a short period of time that was far away from the political realm. So, I thought, what better way than to turn to sports?The anticipation was palpable on Saturday morning, and I wasn’t even in Seattle. My day started with a USC sport, but it wasn’t football. The No. 2 USC Men’s Water Polo team hosted No. 1 undefeated UCLA to close out their MPSF regular season. The Trojans pulled off the upset to end UCLA’s 57-game win streak that dated back to last season. Any win over the Bruins is a great way to start one’s day. After the action in the pool, the No. 7 Women of Troy took to the soccer pitch to open their first round game of the NCAA Tournament against Eastern Washington University. USC roared out to a 3-0 lead in the first half courtesy of two goals from senior midfielder Morgan Andrews and one from junior midfielder Nicole Molen. While the Eagles scored a goal in the second half, it was USC’s victory all the way. As a Trojan fan, I was feeling pretty good. Then, USC women’s volleyball started off its match against Cal up in Berkeley. After a close first set against the Bears, USC quickly put them away to get the three-set sweep. All of this happened before the kickoff of the football game. After having gone through all these victories, I was beyond ready and excited for the kickoff. I fully believed in USC’s ability to pull off the upset. What transpired during the roughly three-and-a-half hours on the gridiron was amazing. While the Trojans made some mistakes and missed some coverages, their ability to fight back and hold the lead for nearly the entire game gave me flashbacks of the Trojan team I grew up loving. Every facet of the Trojans’ game was something to marvel at. They kept their penalty number low, held the Huskies to 17 rushing yards and the offense put up 400 yards behind a Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week performance from Darnold. Jackson had a game himself with two huge interceptions on Browning. It was overall a beautiful USC football game. The feeling was euphoric when I was able to hear the “We Are ’SC” chants clearly through the TV. Saturday was the best USC sports day I could possibly ask for. Every team that played while representing cardinal and gold won. There was really no better way to finish off my week sportswise. It refreshed my brain and readied me for the swarm of news that came in on Sunday. By taking in the revelry of USC sports, I was in no way ignoring or trivializing the political distress many in our country are facing nor the political victory the other half is celebrating. Sports just allowed me to take a step back and remember that there are other things in the world than the U.S. presidential election and its outcome, to remember that life goes on. The sun rose on Wednesday morning — as it does every day — for every American, regardless of who they did or didn’t vote for. Our country has a deep fissure rooted beyond just the results of the election, but in a time of such discord, sports can provide a relief — a break from everything that’s going on in the world. Sports can be bigger than themselves, and in this current climate, sports can bring people together when everything else is tearing them apart. Jodee Storm Sullivan is a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. Her column, “The Storm Report,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS SATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division One St. Catherines Reserves 2 Erne Wanderers 3Saints played host to neighbours Erne Wanders of Ballyshannon in Emerald Park. The home side opened the scoring on eighteen minutes when Brian Smith scored from a corner kick delivered by Donal Mc Guire. Michael Ward levelled the scores on thirty four minutes when his shot from inside the eighteen yard box found the top corner. Erne took control of the game and pressed for a second. It came on forty three minutes when Ward nipped in behind The Saints’ defence and placed his shot neatly under the keeper.The second half saw Erne start the brighter and on fifty five minutes David Dolan scored Erne’s’ third when he pounced on a loose ball and fired high into the top corner of the net. Gary Cunningham scored for The Saints on seventy five minutes when he headed home from a cross by Donal Mc Guire. The Saints pressed hard for the third but it didn’t come. Referee: Liam FarrenCastlefin Celtic Reserves 0 Glencar Celtic 6This match was reversed to the flagpole in Rathmullan. Glencar had a sluggish start but after they broke the deadlock the flood gates opened and they went in 4-0 to the good at half time with braces from Pajo and Froggy.The second half was very dead and Castlefin defended well with their keeper making countless good saves. However Paddy Collins and Chris Malseed did find the net with 2 late goals. Best for Glencar were Ruairi Kelly and Chris Malseed. Team performance from Castlefin. Referee: Kevin LogueGlenea United Reserves 4 Ramelton Mariners 0In wintry conditions it was the home side that came out on top with a well earned victory over the Mariners. Glenea started brightly and had the away side under pressure but were unable to find the finishing touch. As the half progressed Ramelton came more into the game and came close with a couple of efforts. Glenea opened the scoring on 38 minutes when Padraig McGee’s free-kick was misjudged by the away keeper and the ball ended up in the back of the net. Glenea continued to dominate in the 2nd half and extended their lead on 55 minutes when Ramelton’s keeper saw his attempted clearance blocked by Dean Gallagher and the ball rebounded into the net. Glenea ‘s 3rd goal arrived on 70 minutes when Dean Gallagher got down the right and his cross shot found Tommy Rodgers who slotted home. Glenea completed the scoring on 87 minutes when good interplay between Shane Coll and Tommy Rodgers allowed Rodgers to drill the ball across the goalmouth where Dean Gallagher stabbed the ball home. Best for Glenea were Declan Mc Garvey, Sean Sweeney and Dean Gallagher, while it was team effort from Ramelton Referee: Barry HunterMulroy Celtic 1 Orchard F.C. 2Played in crisp dry conditions both teams enjoyed spells of possession but very few clear cut chances were created. The game remained scoreless until half time. The away side broke the deadlock when a simple free kick was floated into box was exquisitely flicked into the net by Niall Bonnar. The second followed soon after, with an element of luck, when Charles McLaughlin headed against a Mulroy defender and it trickled into the net. In fairness to Mulroy heads didn’t drop. A very determined run from Seamus Coyle ended up with Packie Mc Elwaine who rounded the keeper and expertly dispatched into the net. Orchard left with all three points. Chuckie and Bonnar were impressive all day for away side. Eamon Sweeney was best for Mulroy.Glencar Inn Saturday Division Two Arranmore United 1 Donegal Town Reserves 3Donegal Town travelled to the Island this weekend and showed their title aspirations with a determined 3-1 victory. Gavin Mc Glanaghy put Arranmore one up early on with a left footed strike from the edge of the box.. This is how it stayed until two minutes before half-time when Daniel Mc Hugh jinked inside the box beating two players before tucking the ball home.. Donegal started the second half the brighter and Daniel Mc Hugh made it 2-1 when he toe poked home from a corner which wasn’t cleared. Arran went close straight afterwards but Donegal caught the home defence on the hop as a great cross from the right found James Feignedly at the back post and he headed homeGlenree United Reserves 2 Strand Rovers 1In fine conditions for football in Glenree Park it was the homeside who totally dominated the first ten minutes playing some fine passing football. They were rewarded in the 8th minute when a header from Robert Moore opened the scoring. Glenree were opening up the strand defence at will but some super goalkeeping and some poor finishing kept the away team in the match. The away side stuck at it and we’re rewarded in the 30th minute when Brendan Glackin broke free to round the keeper and slide it into the empty net. The away side got a great lift from this and upped their game coming close to taking the lead only for some great keeping by Daryl Gibson. In the second half Glenree started brightly again but failed to capitalise on their chances. The away side still threatened in the second half but couldn’t find the vital pass in the final third. Then in the 67th minute Max Davis swung in a superb cross for Karl Mc Elhinney to nod past the keeper. The last 20 minutes were well battled out by the two sides with both keepers pulling off top drawer saves. Glenree saw the game out and earned a tough three points. Great team effort from Strand Rovers. Best for Glenree were Karl Mc Elhinney and Daryl Gibson.Gweedore United Reserves 4 Milford United Reserves 0(Report to Follow)Keadue Rovers Reserves 4 Cranford United Reserves 1Keadue continued their decent start to Division 2 of the Saturday league with this good win over Cranford at Central Park. The game started off fairly lively with both sides making chances. Following a good spell from the home side they went ahead on ten minute when Adrian Hanlon took down the ball at the edge of the area and chipped it ball over the keeper for a fine finish. They could’ve went further ahead but Cranford cleared the ball off the line a few times. By midway through the half Cranford were coming into the game but not forcing Keadue’s .keeper into any saves. In the last ten minutes of the half Keadue upped the tempo and had a number of good efforts from Corey Gallagher and Adrian Hanlon. On forty two minutes the home side took control. Following a great ball from Adrian Hanlon Ryan Greene controlled well and finished over the keeper. A minute after that Corey Gallagher rounded off a good Keadue move with a shot to the corner of the net. Into the second half and Cranford had a bit more urgency and on fifty six minutes came close from a free kick which was well saved by Danny Rodgers. Adrian Hanlon made it 4-0 with another good individual effort. To their credit Cranford kept plugging away and got a consolation goal when Kevin Fisher poked home on eighty six minutes. A good victory for the home side for whom Adrian Hanlon, Ryan Greene and Chris Greene were impressive and a good team effort from Cranford.Referee : John Sheamus O’ FhearraighDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSUNDAYUlster Junior ShieldWhitestrand United 1 Buncrana Harps 0On a cold fresh day Whitestrand United played Buncrana Harps on Whitestrand Park. The Strand started at a high tempo and were rewarded early on with the opening goal from Michael Sweeney. It was a great goal from the front man who held off the defender before firing past the despairing dive of the Buncrana keeper. After about 15 minutes Buncrana began to settle but still struggled to trouble the Whitestrand keeper. Sean Gallagher was putting in an excellent performance in the middle of the park and he had a strike which went narrowly over. On 35 minutes the most contentious decision of the game arrived when Michael Sweeney seemed to be tripped in the box. However the referee waved the game on much to the distain of the local support.The second half began with both teams well matched. Again Strand produced an effort early in the half but it went narrowly over the bar. Most of the chances seemed to come the Strand’s way with Michael Sweeney and Paul Lynch both having efforts on goal. Best for the Strand were Michael Sweeney and Sean Gallagher. Referee: Gerry Gallagher.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 Milford United 1On a day when the Greenbrae resembled a potato field more than a soccer pitch Milford settled quickest and had Lifford on the back foot from early in the game. Lifford struggled to get out of their own half thanks to good play from Gary Merrit and PJ Hagan. Milford got their reward when Christy Mc Cafferty finished well from a Burke cross giving Paul Given in the Lifford goal little chance as half time loomed. A few harsh words during Lifford’s half time team-talk seemed to spring the border town men into life as the second half began. It was now Milford’s turn to be on the back foot as Johnny Robb calmly finished following a through ball from Johnny Mahon on 50 minutes. The game hung in the balance until 70 minutes when up popped David Gethins with the important winner following a cross from Ross Porter. Milford continued to press as full time approached and almost grabbed a draw only for the heroic Mark McNulty to make a goal line clearance in the 90th minute. Good all round performances from both teams.Cranford United 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 2Cranford and Kilmacrennan played an entertaining draw in Cranford Park. Cranford had a few great chances through Brendan Giles and Shaun Mc Elwaine. They took the lead when Kyle Black finished brilliantly from the edge of the box after receiving a cross from Brendan Giles. Kilmacrennan then equalised when a Timmy Burke cross was deflected into the Cranford net. Cranford then went close when Kyle Black rounded the keeper but his shot was cleared of the line. Kilmacrennan took the lead after good work from Edwin Doherty to finish from a tight angle.Cranford started the second half on top and equalised when Kyle Black finished well from inside the box. Kyle Black and Seamie McLaughlin were best for Cranford. Team effort by Kilmacrennan.Glenea United 1 Gweedore Celtic 0In fine conditions for football it was the home side that earned a hard fought victory in this Gaeltacht derby. In a tight 1st half neither side was given any time on the ball and chances were at a premium. Gweedore’s best effort came on 38 minutes when, from a free-kick into the box, the ball broke to Fionan Diver but his effort was well saved by Joe Coll. Glenea’s best moment came on 40 minutes when a Denis Boyle in-swinging free-kick was not dealt with by the away defence but Paul McBride cleared off the line. At the start of the 2nd half it was the visitors that started the strongest with Glenea finding it difficult to get out of their half. Despite their dominance Gweedore were finding it hard to create any clear cut chances until the 65th minute when Colin Ferry’s through ball found Declan Doherty but his effort was well saved by Joe Coll. On 70 minutes Glenea opened the scoring when Sean Coll’s cross from the left found Kevin Mulhern and he drilled the ball across the face of the goal where Sean McBride reacted quickest to stab the ball home. Gweedore pushed hard for an equaliser but the home defence denied them any clear cut chances. Best for Glenea were Paul Sweeney and Kevin Mulhern while Jamie Boyle and Brendan Mc Geady were best for Gweedore. Referee: Kevin Logue.Rathmullan Celtic 2 St. Catherines 2On a bitterly cold afternoon at the Seaside St Catherines showed tremendous determination and fighting spirit to peg their hosts back and claim a share of the spoils. The home side raced in a two goal lead inside 20 minutes but found the Killybegs outfit in little mood to cave in. Brian Dorrian’s team emerged after half time to put their mark on the game and although it seemed the Celts had weathered the storm Christopher Cunningham’s late goal meant it was a point apiece from this game. With ten minutes gone birthday boy Eamonn Sheridan fired the Hoops ahead in stunning fashion. St Catherines had their brightest moment of the half when some neat interplay down the left got Gareth Concarr in and his stinging shot was well saved by Ian Strain. On 20 minutes Dara Patton was fouled on the edge of box and from the resultant free Paddy ‘Craig’ Sheridan lashed home an unstoppable low drive to double Rathmullan’s advantage. Before the break Strain was forced into a double save as Shane Molloy’s shot was palmed into the path of home defender Kieran Gorman who almost turned the ball into his own net but for the reactions of his goalkeeper.Dorrian made a swift tactical change at the break with Jason Noctor moving into a much more advanced position and the goal poacher soon rewarded the move. He raced onto a long ball and beat Strain to the chase before knocking the ball over the keeper into an unguarded goal to bring the game alive once more. Three minutes from full-time St. Catherines were awarded a free on the half way line and the ball was knocked long. It fell to Cunningham whose crisp right-foot strike flew into the bottom corner giving Strain no chance. On the balance of play a fair outcome for both sides although Rathmullan will be disappointed to have conceded so late in the game. Best for St. Catherines were Mc Guire and Noctor. For Rathmullan Ian Strain was best. Referee: Joe McHughCurragh Athletic 2 Donegal Town 4Donegal got their first win of the season with a fine performance over fellow Premier Division newcomers Curragh Athletic. Donegal started well and got the opening goal when Kevin Devaney’s defence splitting pass allowed the lively David Harron to round the advancing ‘keeper and slide the ball home. Donegal doubled their lead before half time when Ryan Earley’s long range effort was deflected past the Curragh net-minder. Curragh started well after half time and went close when a well struck free kick came back off the crossbar. Donegal reinforced their dominance when David Harron jinked his way through the Curragh defence only to be brought down for a penalty. Early converted the penalty expertly to double his tally and when David Bustard scored from a corner shortly after the three points were all but sealed. Curragh battled hard to their credit and scored two late consolation goals through Ryan Carlin, who finished well inside the area, and through Neil Lloyd who scored from long range. Ryan Earley, David Harron and Gary Ward impressed for Donegal while Curragh put in a solid team performance. Referee: Ed MooreWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 6 Eany Celtic 2Keadue Rovers had their first victory of the season in Division 1 following this convincing win over Eany Celtic at Central Park. Keadue took the lead on fourteen minutes when Adam Neely found some space and his low shot from the edge of the area went under the keeper. They doubled it two minutes before the interval. Into the second half and Keadue remained on top and made it 3-0 on fifty six minutes. Ryan Greene who missed a chance a few minutes earlier made no mistake at the back post. Just after the hour mark sub Adrian Hanlon made it 4-0 with a finish again at the back post following a good passing move. Eany pulled a goal back from a set piece on sixty five minutes when Stephen Meehen scored. The home side were very dangerous on the break getting plenty of joy down the left wing and they made it 5-1 when David Ward back heeled to the net on eighty minutes following good work from Adrian Hanlon. Eany pulled another one back five minutes from the end when Mark Sweeney’s attempted clearance was blocked by James Flynn and this rebounded to the net. Adrian Hanlon with the last kick of the game volleyed home Keadue’s sixth goal. A much needed win for Keadue for whom Adam Neely and Ryan Greene were impressive. A good team performance from Eany. Referee: Victor Rainey.Bonagee United 1 Drumoghill F.C. 3Sean Crossan came close for the home team on fourteen minutes when his corner kick hit the back post and the defence cleared. Two minutes later Liam O’ Donnell for the visitors saw his shot saved from six yards after a good ball from Michael Doherty. Kevin Doran saw his strike on twenty minutes from twenty yards turned over the bar by Regan in the Drumoghill goal. The visitors took the lead on forty minutes when a corner kick was headed to the roof of the net by David O’Carroll. The home team levelled the match on the hour when a Garry Patton free just outside the box was blocked by the wall and the striker was firs t to react and hammer the rebound into the bottom corner of the net. The visitors took the lead again on sixty five minutes when Michael Doherty cut in from the right and hammered the ball into the bottom corner of the net. The home team had half chances through Coyle, Doran and Patton as did Drumoghill through Doherty, O’ Donnell and Rodgers. The visitors got their third on eighty minutes when Liam O’Donnell was put through after a quick throw in by Brian Coll and the big striker hammered home from ten yards. Team efforts by both sides. Referee: Paddy MartinGweedore United 3 Castlefin Celtic 1This game played at Carrickboyle under the floodlights on Saturday night in front of a large attendance saw the home side claim the three points in what was an excellent game of football between two good sides. The home side took the lead in the 20th minute when a good passing move ended with Michael Connolly putting Ciaran Mc Fadden through with an excellent pass which Mc Fadden finished well with a left foot shot into the top corner to make it 1-0.The Castlefin men were back level 6 minutes later when another good passing move was well finished by JP Malley from 10 yards to make it 1-1. The home side were back in front three minutes later when Keith Sweeney’s corner was headed into the back of the net by Joe Duffy to make it 2-1 at half time. In the second half the good play continued from both sides with JP Malley, Matthew O’ Rourke and Colin Carlin going close for the visitors and Ciaran Mc Fadden, Michael Connolly and Ciaran Gillespie going close for United. Gweedore secured the three points in the 70th minute with Joe Duffy again on the mark when he shot from six yards past Lafferty in the Castlefin nets.. This was an entertaining encounter and credit to both sides for playing a quick passing game throughout. Damien Mc Anenny and JP Malley excelled for Castlefin and it was a good team performance from United with Joe Duffy and Darren Ferry outstanding on the night. Referee: Brian O’ KaneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 Cappry Rovers 2Kerrykeel ‘71 dropped two points at home after letting a two goal lead slip up. The ‘71 started at a lightning pace and were in front on fifteen seconds when Fergal Friel crossed for Mark Friel to tap home. Before Cappry knew what hit them they were two behind, this time Kevin Loughrey crossed from the left and Johnny Friel headed home from ten yards. Kerrykeel missed two great chances on fifteen and twenty minutes to kill the game with Kevin Loughrey and Johnny Friel both putting their shots high and over the bar. Cappry got back into the game on the stroke of half-time when Paddy Mc Nulty scored after a goal mouth scramble.Cappry started the second half on top and tested Shaun Friel on a number of occasions. With twenty five minutes left Kerrykeel broke down the right and Mark Friel was played in by Paddy Mc Grenaghan. Just as he was about to fire home he was taken down by a Cappry defender and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Mark Friel stepped up but sent his spot kick wide. Cappry pushed and got their second on eighty five minutes from ex-Mulroy Celtic player Ciaran Gallagher. Both teams had chances to win it near the end with Mc Nulty for Cappry and Seimi Friel for Kerrykeel both going close. Best for Kerrykeel ‘71: Marty Mc Ateer. Team effort from Cappry Rovers.Lagan Harps 2 Dunkineely Celtic 3Lagan and Dunkineely served up an entertaining encounter at Orchard Park. Lagan got off to a great start when Eunan Diver headed home a Damien Mc Fadden free kick on five minutes. Dunkineely began to take over in midfield and equalised on twenty minutes. Pauric Cunningham scored with a Beckham like effort when his long ball forward from the half way line sailed in over the Lagan keeper’s head. Dunkineely’s Adrian Nesbitt then hit a thunderous shot from thirty five yards which crashed off the crossbar. Dunkineely took the lead on thirty five minutes when the Lagan keeper spilled a high cross and Peter Alvey tapped home. They scored their third on forty minutes when Adrian Nesbitt picked up a poor kick out and raced through to score. The second half was the opposite of the first with Lagan enjoying the lion’s share of possession. On fifty five minutes Lagan’s Ross Hamlyn got over a great cross but John Mc Mullin saved Austin Marron’s close range effort. Ross Hamlyn then missed a great chance when put through by Austin Marron. Dunkineely threatened a couple of times on the break with Adrian Nesbitt and Adrian Ward going close. Lagan finally pulled a goal back on eighty minutes when Declan Sweeney volleyed home in a scramble after a Lagan free kick. James Gillen then missed a great opportunity to equalise when his close range effort was straight at John Mc Mullin. Adrian Ward then forced a good save from Michael Toner on the break, Lagan pressed to the end but to no avail. For Dunkineely Adrian Nesbitt and Adrian Ward were best while for Lagan Ross Hamlyn and Paul Rodgers were best. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 0 Copany Rovers 2Copany Rovers took all three points with a very strong first half performance. They went ahead when Rooney scored after a corner. They went two up a few minutes later when they broke at speed and finished well. Raphoe never got into it and had keeper Micheal Curran to thank for keeping it at two with some fine saves. Raphoe came into it in the second half but Copany soaked up the pressure and held on to claim the points. Michael Curran was best for Raphoe while Copany produced a good team performance. Referee: BarryDunlewy Celtic 2 Ballybofey United 0Winter is settling into the hills of Dunlewey and it was a cold afternoon for both these two teams in strong winds. The home side took the lead with Mc Geady scoring from just outside the box. The home side playing with the wind were unlucky not to increase their lead with John Cannon and Michael Rotary coming close. The second half was very intense with the wind picking up the home side facing an uphill battle as the visitors, with the wind at their backs, felt they could get back on level terms. Indeed they were unlucky with Cathal Gillespie pulling of some fine saves. The home side manage to hit on the break when a clearance fell to Hugo Cannon who brought the best out of the visiting keeper but his save fell to Manus Cannon who knocked home to secure the spoils.Convoy Arsenal 1 Deele Harps 0The game started tentatively with both teams battling for possession in the middle of the pitch. Convoy really upped the tempo with about 10 minutes remaining in the first half but it ended scoreless at the break. The second period continued with Convoy on top. They got the breakthrough in the 47th minute via a great strike from the edge of the box by John Kee. Deele tried to get back into the game but Convoy controlled the ball well. Convoy had a few chances on the break but the game ended 1 – 0 with Convoy taking the three points. Best for Deele Conor and Emmett Catterson. A really good squad performance from Convoy. Referee: John Coyle.Letterbarrow Celtic 1 Drumbar F.C. 1Letterbarrow started this game very brightly and went close through Feet Murrin after he was played through by Stephen Graham on ten minutes. The home side thought they had the lead on twenty minutes when Christy Burke headed just wide from a corner. Howeve, Caolan Loughney broke the deadlock when he nodded home a corner for the visitors on thirty minutes and Drumbar held a one nil lead at the break. Both sides battled hard in the second half and Letterbarrow got their equaliser on sixty five minutes when Declan Gallagher volleyed home from six yards. Both sides had a chance to take all points late on but the game ended all square. Best for Letterbarrow were Declan Gallagher and Pauric Coyle. Mark Butler and Shane Browne were best for Drumbar.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYOld Orchard Saturday Division OneSt. Catherines Reserves 2 v 3 Erne WanderersCastlefin Celtic Reserves 0 v 6 Glencar CelticGlenea United Reserves 4 v 0 Ramelton MarinersMulroy Celtic 1 v 2 Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United 1 v 3 Donegal Town ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves P v P Tullyvinney RoversGlenree United Reserves 2 v 1 Strand RoversGweedore United Reserves 4 v 0 Milford United ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves 4 v 1 Cranford United ReservesSUNDAYUlster Junior ShieldWhitestrand United 1 v 0 Buncrana HarpsBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionLifford Celtic 2 v 1 Milford UnitedCranford United 2 v 2 Kilmacrennan CelticGlenea United 1 v 0 Gweedore CelticRathmullan Celtic 2 v 2 St. CatherinesCurragh Athletic 2 v 4 Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers 6 v 2 Eany CelticBonagee United 1 v 3 Drumoghill F.C.Gweedore United 3 v 1 Castlefin CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 v 2 Cappry RoversLagan Harps 2 v 3 Dunkineely CelticCT Ball Division TwoRaphoe Town 0 v 2 Copany RoversDunlewy Celtic 2 v 0 Ballybofey UnitedConvoy Arsenal 1 v 0 Deele HarpsLetterbarrow Celtic 1 v 1 Drumbar F.C.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 16-11-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC v Glencar CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoStrand Rovers v Keadue Rovers ReservesGweedore United Reserves v Cranford United ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversSUNDAY 17-11-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United v Donegal TownWatson Hire Division OneKeadue Rovers v Gweedore UnitedEany Celtic v Bonagee UnitedCT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps v Ballybofey UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Dunlewy CelticWhitestrand United v Glenree UnitedOscar Traynor TrophySligo / Leitrim League v Donegal Junior LeagueDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 10th, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

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SUPER SEAMUS SCORES ANOTHER SENSATIONAL SCREAMER

first_imgColeman celebrates at Goodison today. Pic: Helen MayoKILLYBEGS soccer star Seamus Coleman scored another superb goal for Everton today – to give his side the lead against Southampton in the English Premier League clash at Goodison Park.The Donegal man collected the ball on the right in the 9th minute, used his left foot to cut inside before switching to his right once more and firing an angled shot past Kelvin Davis to send home fans wild.The Saints equalised through Ramirez in the 71st minute but Lukaku restored Everton’s lead three minutes later after being set up by James McCarthy.  SUPER SEAMUS SCORES ANOTHER SENSATIONAL SCREAMER was last modified: December 29th, 2013 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:evertongoalseamus colemansouthamptonlast_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Peru vs. Denmark Preview

first_imgAdvertisement Also read:FIFA World Cup 2018: France vs Australia ReviewFIFA World Cup 2018: Argentina vs Iceland Preview Advertisementphoto credits: thecoverage.myThe Danes will face Los Incas for the first time when they go head to head against one another in the second match of Group C at Mordovia Arena, Saransk.This will be Peru’s return to the World Cup after 36 years. However, their World Cup qualification was not without controversies as their preparation was badly disrupted by captain Paolo Guerrero’s failed drug test and it seems highly unlikely that he would compete in tonight’s match. The ‘Danish Dynamite’ will likely hope to take advantage of this situation and their goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is currently in tremendous form.We’re half-way through Super Saturday! Next up, we welcome #PER back to the #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/PAFlbO8EGi— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 16, 2018The match kicks off at 9:30 pm IST and will be broadcast on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 and Sony ESPN.last_img read more

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SUV onslaught to continue with three new entrants

first_imgThere is little to doubt that the world is in love with SUVs. In spite of them referred to as gas-guzzlers, the world keeps coming back to them. However what we must understand is that with time, these big vehicles are getting ever so greener and are comparable to most other class of vehicles. So this year and the next will see some new entrants and we thought that it was about time we shared the same with you.Maruti Suzuki S-CrossWhile you must be thinking that the S-Cross is relatively new, let us tell you that the facelift is coming soon. This is particularly because the S-Cross does not look as aggressive as a proper SUV. Although Suzuki is calling this a minor change, the car will receive quite a massive restyling with a completely new front end including bumper, grille and headlights and even the bonnet.In all the S-Cross will look like a grown up and burly SUV. The Japanese company points out that the S-Cross will get a strong front exterior design with an enhanced SUV-look and a more aggressive front mask.The S-Cross will receive a massive restlying with a completely new front end.ALSO READ: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross to come with a petrol mill; reduced priceThere’s an updated cabin and dash too. Changes to the dash will include a new centre console with a brand new entertainment device which fits in flush. This gives the dash of the S-Cross a more matured look. The instrument panel too has been given a mild uplift in the form of new lettering and colour panel. Also expect a two-tone treatment to the dash and cabin in term of colours.advertisementOn top, the new model will feature a higher ground clearance compared to the existing S-Cross. The updated model will be powered by new BOOSTERJET petrol engines with either a 1.0 or 1.4-litre or a 1.6-litre diesel. All engines can be ordered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.The S-Cross will come with a new colour screen between instruments, two-tone dash treatment and new touchscreen infotainment among other features.ALSO READ:Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is on par with the Germans In standard guise, however, all but the smallest engines will come with a 6-speed manual. The 1.0-litre entry-level car will come with only five gears. The car will go on sale in June this year.Skoda VisionS ConceptWe have been tracking the full-size SUV from Skoda for a while now and had also shared renderings of the same recently. Now the company has finally unveiled what they are calling the VisionS Concept, a full-size SUV which will be showcased at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show.ALSO READ: Will Skoda bring VisionS based SUV to India?Needless to say, we should soon be seeing the production version of the same. But till then here is what we know about the VisionS.The Skoda VisionS incorporates the brand’s new design language, carrying it over into the SUV segment. The design is clearly influenced by Czech Cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art. However we must mention here that the VisionS is unmistakably a Skoda and that is thanks to the large chrome grille up front and the logo which now sits atop the bonnet. We also love the two-tier lamp treatment which all started with the smaller Yeti. Although the idea is toned down considerably, it is still quite obvious.The VisionS Concept features Skodas new global design philosophy. It is the biggest SUV by Skoda yet and will come with three rows of seats.The front bumper too looks smooth and that large air dam works wonders in keeping the fascia looking smooth. With a 2.79-meter wheelbase, at 4.70 meters long, 1.91 meters wide and 1.68 meters tall, the Skoda VisionS  is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). This is also Skoda’s first vehicle to feature six seats across three rows.  ALSO READ:All new Skoda Yeti confirmed, India launch next yearThe VisionS will be available in both hybrid and standard guise. The plug-in hybrid powertrain offers 225bhp which allows it to get to 100kmph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of almost 200kmph. The Skoda VisionS can go up to 50km on electric alone, and will travel up to 1,000 km with both systems working in tandem. The internal combustion engine is a 1.4 TSI with 156bhp and 250Nm of torque.This works alongside an e-motor that provides 40kW continuous power and 220Nm peak torque. It is integrated into the six-speed DSG, which directs the power to the front wheels. A second electric motor with up to 85kW and 270Nm of torque drives the rear axle. This works independently of the front axle drive, meaning the show car has a smart four-wheel drive, which requires no mechanical coupling.advertisementNissan KicksIn profile it is clear that things go towards being serious,The huge fender flares mean business and the shoulder lines are sharp. The third SUV we feature today is also a concept, the Nissan Kicks. However what is getting us kicking is the fact that Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co Ltd has recently announced that the Kicks will go into production first in Latin America in 2016 and be sold globally. So there are high chances of this superb looking compact SUV to be sold in India.The new model was inspired by the Kicks Concept car presented at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show, and it will retain the Kicks name for the production version. At first glance the SUV surely looks like eye candy. The lines are very sporty and purely Japanese in nature. Up front one can see the rather large headlamps and the bold Nissan grille.Going by the concept, the Kicks will be 4,300mm long, 1,800mm wide and 1,600mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,620mm.ALSO READ:Nissan Kicks coming to India, launch in 2017There’s very little clutter up front. However in profile it is clear that things go towards being serious. The huge fender flares mean business and the shoulder lines are sharp. The door handles are fitted flush and give the Kicks a clean look. However all that jazz is sure to be toned down a bit.The new model was inspired by the Kicks Concept car presented at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show, and it will retain the Kicks name for the production version. Going by the concept, the Kicks will be 4,300mm long, 1,800mm wide and 1,600mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,620mm. Under the bonnet expect the Kicks to sport both petrol and diesel engines. We are sure to see an iteration of the tried and tested 1.5-litre dCi diesel under the hood of the Kicks.last_img read more

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