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Nicholson takes aim at Golden Boot – RSPL’s Young Player of the Season shooting for higher stakes this campaign

first_img More to do “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them,” is a quote attributed to basketball legend Michael Jordan and one which last season’s young Player of the Year seems to be guided by. Eighteen-year-old Shamar Nicholson, who scored seven goals in 20 games and was named the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) Young Player of the Season, has set himself the lofty target of being the top scorer this season and reaching a mark of 20 goals. This despite the fact that he will enter the League at a later date than most of the others he will be competing against. “Last season was a great experience for me. It gave me the confidence that I can compete at this level and I am looking to doing even better this season by being the top scorer with at least 20 goals,” said the Boys’ Town youngster, who will not enter the league until the Manning Cup ends in early December. The confident youngster, who scored on his RSPL debut last season against Humble Lion in a win for his struggling club, is not just one with his head in the clouds. He recognises that he has a lot of work to do. “When I look at last year, I know I scored seven goals and scored against teams like Rivoli, Tivoli, Harbour View and Cavalier, but there is more I can do. I need to improve on my finishing, to be more calm in front of goal and I am working on it. I want to be more like my hero, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who always finds a way to score. It could be off his shin, his chest or whatever. It is not always fancy, but he scores. “I expect to show what I have learnt in the Manning Cup this season as I will now be playing for Charlie Smith, with Trench Town and Charlie Smith merging,” explained the six-footer. Nicholson sees himself as a future Reggae Boy and said that an impressive performance in the League could earn him a call up to at least a national age group team. “In January, I was a part of Jamaica’s Under-20 World Cup qualifying squad, but I only played one match as a substitute. The truth is that I was kind of nervous as it was my first time at that level. At 18, I am more mature and the next chance that comes I will be ready for it. I am hungrier now and I want more,” he declared.last_img read more

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Jaguars, Pride battle for title in nervy final round in WICB Regional Four-Day Championship

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Championship leaders Guyana Jaguars and challengers Barbados Pride both enter the nerve-jangling final round of the Regional four-day championship starting today, hoping to deny each other the prestigious Headley/Weekes Trophy.Jaguars, the title-holders who have led all season, are on 130 points, while the clinical Pride outfit are seven points behind in second. They are the only two teams in with a chance of clinching the championship.Were it not for their stumble in the penultimate round last week against minnows Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Jaguars could have virtually wrapped up their title defence by now.However, they will now hope to get the better of a resurgent third-placed Jamaica Scorpions, who crushed Windward Islands Volcanoes last weekend, in order to stave off Pride.Captain Leon Johnson, the leading run-getter this season with 714 runs, believes Jaguars will be under pressure, but backed his side to prevail.”We are playing at home, we are defending champions and we have all to lose. There is a little bit of pressure, but we just need to put that behind us and play a good game of cricket,” Johnson said.Jaguars are unbeaten this season, winning seven of their nine games and drawing two. They reeled off five consecutive wins before the break for the Regional Super 50, but have won only two of their four games since the resumption.Fittingly, Jaguars host Scorpions at the Guyana National Stadium and will hope hometown advantage pays dividends.Meanwhile, Pride will be focused on beating fifth-placed Hurricanes at Warner Park in St Kitts and hope Jaguars stumble, in order to emerge champions.They take on a Hurricanes side which has been poor all season, but have lifted themselves in recent rounds and actually moved off the bottom of the standings for the first time last week.”The key for us will be to remain disciplined. We need to stick to our plans, build pressure around them and we will win it,” said Barbados captain Kraigg Brathwaite, whose 645 runs leaves him fourth on the run-getters list this season.”We must not become complacent. We need to give 110 per cent. These will be the keys for us going out there and trying to win this last game.”They have lost just once this season ironically to Jaguars but have been on a good run of recent.The other game of the final round will see Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, who lie fourth, clashing with bottom-placed Volcanoes at the National Cricket Centre in Couva.last_img read more

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Marcello, Ovella set to join Swedish club

first_img0Shares0000Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma and Ovella Ochieng were joined by friends before departing for Stockholm Sweden ahead of their move to third tier side Vassalund IFNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 22- Youngsters Ovella Ochieng and Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma left the country Saturday night for Sweden ahead of a move to Division Two side Vassalund IF, former home to Kenyan international Eric Johannah.While Ochieng makes the move from Kariobangi Sharks, Ouma has been in the country for the past three months after a protracted move to Albanian side KF Tirana failed to materialize and has now found a new home. “It has been a long time since I played actively. Things didn’t work out in Albania and I couldn’t agree to effect my contract with Tirana. I am happy that I have landed another opportunity to redeem myself,” Ouma told Capital Sport before he embarked on his new journey.Ouma had moved to Tirana after a season-long stint in Georgia with Kolkheti Poti, but the club immediately loaned him to another second tier side Kastrioti.The agreement was a six-month loan deal that would see the left back move back to Tirana on July 1, but they failed to reach an agreement with the club seeing him return home. He had a chance to build his confidence playing in Harambee Stars’ friendly games in May.Harambee Stars left back Erick Marcelo Ouma attempts to go past Uganda Cranes’ Yunus Ssentamu.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I am happy to have recovered from injury and had a chance with the national team. That gave me a lot of confidence and now I know I have the motivation to work harder and reach new heights. Sweden is the ideal destination for this and I am hopeful things will turn out okay,” added the left back.Ouma had made a breakthrough at Gor Mahia where he slotted straight into the starting team as a new signing from Kakamega High School and it didn’t take long before he became a hit with the national team as well.However, a move to Georgia coupled with an injury meant his progress slowed down, but he is now ready to work his way back to his initial form.Meanwhile, Ochieng who has had several trial stints in Sweden is looking forward to his first venture outside Sharks after finally getting his breakthrough.“I am very happy to be starting this new journey and I am hoping I can have the same success I have had with Sharks. I never knew that we would get promoted to the Kenyan Premier League and in the same season get to the final of the FKF Shield. It was something special and I want to have the same success in Sweden,” the speedy winger said.Ovellah Ochieng celebrates his goal against Muhoroni Youth in a Kenyan Premier League match on November 4, 2017 at the Kasarani Stadium.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe added; “I thank Sharks for the opportunity they gave me and I have learnt so much from them. Sharks will forever be in my heart.”The duo will get straight into business with Vassalund and are expected to start training on Monday. The Swedish Division Two is currently on mid season break with vassalund leading the 14-team league with 37 points, seven ahead of second placed Stocksund.Finishing top will guarantee them a slot in next season’s Division One, the second tier of Swedish football. The second placed team in the league will earn a slot in the promotion play off.The duo now hope to have the same success Johannah had, having played there for a season after moving from Mathare United before making the breakthrough to the top tier.Johannah is now playing for top tier side IF Bromma, alongside compatriot David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng.Vasalund is based in Solna Municipality in Stockholm County in south-east Sweden, located just north of the Stockholm City Centre.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Super computer predicts FINAL Championship table!

first_img20Rotherham United461115204667-2148 9Blackburn Rovers461617136055+565 21Fulham461212225781-2448 Bournemouth are Championship leaders, but will they be in the Premier League in 2015? But ‘Football Web Pages‘, which calculates result and table probabilities, has predicted the final Championship table…  5Derby County462214108348+3580 CBournemouth46261289544+5190 The Football League Championship in 2014/15 has seen an utterly enthralling race for the promotion places and, with just a handful of matches remaining, it’s anyone’s guess who will go up.Here is the Championship table as it stands… 13Sheffield Wednesday461417153948-959 15Huddersfield Town461316175572-1755 4 14Leeds United461511204859-1156 Get updates: twitter.com/FWPChampionship Powered by Football Web Pages.co.uk 16Birmingham City461316175269-1755 RWigan Athletic46813253762-2537 3Watford46278119250+4289 PNorwich City46261198845+4389 PWDLFA+/-Pts RBlackpool46415273691-5527 8Ipswich Town462212127052+1878 4 7Brentford46239147658+1878 RMillwall46913243872-3440 17Bolton Wanderers461411215465-1153 18Reading461312214670-2451 4 4Middlesbrough462510116635+3185 19Brighton & Hove Albion461018184452-848 4 6Wolverhampton Wanderers462311126953+1680 11Charlton Athletic461420125557-262 This is based on the following results… 12Cardiff City461613175660-461 10Nottingham Forest461614166966+362 Bournemouth and Norwich City fans will certainly be hoping it works out like this!Which clubs do you think will be promoted to the Premier League this season? Comment below…last_img read more

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‘He is unique’ – Chelsea boss hails Arsenal star

first_imgEven so, he admits that he was far from his best for Arsenal as 2014/15 began. “I was exhausted at the start of the season,” he confesses. “I started playing professional football at the age of 16 and had never really suffered many serious injuries. I guess ten years of consistently playing football took its toll. I was also struggling with the physicality of this league.”Injured ligaments in his left knee in October was a black cloud that had a silver lining: “The injury worked in my favour in a way, as it gave me time to recover, to assess and to work on what was required to compete in this league. The football here is far more physical, it is played at a faster tempo and you have to adapt to the sheer number of games. I have had to work a lot harder and adjust my game accordingly. I used my time out with injury to work on my strength. I’m continuing to do extra sessions after training now.”Özil’s manager Arsene Wenger has been full of praise, claiming that the midfielder “pushed himself to the limit of what you can absorb physically” in the gym while he was out injured. Since February, he has slipped back into the team superbly, sporting a new, buffed physique. “At the moment I am pleased with the consistency of my game,” admits Ozil. “I feel I am now playing my best football since joining Arsenal.”Jose and ArseneArsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho may not agree on much, but they agree on Özil. He was a regular first-team player during Mourinho’s three seasons at Real Madrid. “Özil is unique. There is no copy of him – not even a bad copy,” said Mourinho of his playmaker-in-chief. Meanwhile Arsene Wenger, not a renowned free-spender, signed off an alleged £42.5m to snaffle Özil from Madrid in 2013. The move caused dismay among many at Madrid – particularly from Cristiano Ronaldo, who was peeved at seeing his favourite assist-provider sold. Mesut Ozil “In my culture and upbringing, giving back to society is important,” he says. “I was consulted by a charity asking if Iwould be interested in setting up a foundation for young kids in need. It was really eye-opening seeing what the kids we were helping in Brazil had gone through. I was more than happy to do my part. We are not just focused on Brazil – we will also be doing charitable work around the world.”He may have global ambitions – with Arsenal, with Germany, with his charity – but in person Özil cuts a modest, softly spoken figure. It’s a far cry from his social media presence, replete with amusingly mixed-up German-English hashtags, random emojis, dressing room selfies (they love a dressing room selfie at Arsenal) and pictures of his pet.“I have one dog, his name is Balboa,” he says of the black pug, named for Sylvester Stallone’s boxing creation. “But I was frightened of dogs as a kid! I wanted to overcome my fear, so I decided the best way to do this would be to own a dog. I got it as a puppy, raised it and have overcome my fear. Now, I love dogs.”It’s a stretch to say that Mesut Özil ever feared the Premier League, but the lesson is similar. Familiarity has helped him to adapt and he’s starting to love life here. Great news for Arsenal fans (and pooches). Bad news for Premier League defenders. 6 Similarly at Arsenal – during his first season and a half in a new league, with a new team – there were those who questioned Özil’s worth. Perhaps it’s understandable, when a player sets such lofty standards, that they are judged in the toughest terms – and Özil has always been a feted youth talent.Germany’s Under-21 manager Horst Hrubesch once said of the teenager: “We have our own Messi. Our Messi is Özil.” Thanks for the pressure, Horst.But there’s no denying that, of Germany’s golden generation of young talent, Özil was the jewel in the crown. When he sparkled as a roving attacker during Germany’s 2010 World Cup (memorably tearing England a new one in the space between Don Fabio’s rigid banks of four), he arrived at the highest level. A transfer to Real Madrid confirmed his Galactico status.The now 26-year-old Özil has set the bar so high for himself, that pundits and fans have great expectations of him. Yet he’s calmly nonplussed at some of the criticism directed at him over the past 12 months.“If you look at my statistics, I am one of the players who covers the most distance,” he says. “Also, if you look at the stats in terms of assists and creating chances, they are all pretty good. I know some people might want me to make X-number of passes – but people often miss what goes on off the ball.“I’m not really bothered what critics say. What’s important is what the manager and coaching staff think. I am a team player, I just care about always giving 100 per cent for the team.”Space InvaderIn 2015, team player Özil has regularly run more than any of his team-mates. He topped Arsenal’s distance-covered table in the wins against Aston Villa, Everton and Leicester City, as well as in the Champions League loss to Monaco. So why does he face accusations of being lazy?His languid running style is part of it, but the illusion is more to do with how and where Özil makes his runs. A player who hares around after the ball will always catch the eye. But Özil isn’t running after the ball, he’s chasing space. His heat maps show a player who pops up across all areas of the pitch, making him harder for opponents to pin down. In other words, Mesut Özil isn’t chasing the ball – he’s chasing where the ball will be. 6 “The main difference is that in Spain and Germany, if you go 2-0 or 3-0 up, teams tend to give up and it becomes easier to keep hold of the lead,” says Özil on the differences between Europe’s three biggest leagues. “In England, you can be 4-0 up and they will still fight until the final whistle. They also play at a faster tempo and, as a player, you also have to get used to not having a winter break. But that is what makes it so great; I love playing matches. I prefer playing matches to training. If I had to pick one, I would definitely say that the Premier League is the strongest out of the three.”On reflection, perhaps Özil was never the perfect fit for Real Madrid – a club that, by reputation at least, achieves success by throwing brilliant individuals together rather than building a squad or team. Özil is a rare thing given football’s increasing cult of the individual: a superstar attacker who claims that creating a goal gives him as much pleasure as scoring one.“Arsenal have always had a distinct way of playing,” he says of his current club. “We play a passing style that could be described as being similar to Barcelona: we aim to dominate possession of the ball. In Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, we have three types of attackers who all offer something different. Having three strikers so distinct from each other makes it harder for our opponents to defend against.”On Saturday, Arsenal return to the scene of last year’s FA Cup win for a Wembley semi-final against Reading. However, next weekend’s home match versus Chelsea also grabs the attention. Despite a seven-point gap and Chelsea having a game in hand, does Özil still feel that Arsenal can win the league this season?“It would be wrong to talk about winning the title, because it is not in our hands,” he says. “Our goal is to win every game until the end of the season, whether it be in the FA Cup or Premier League. It is a bit frustrating really, because we have to hope Chelsea slip up, but all we can do is focus on our game.” Frustration is a word that has been associated with Arsenal for a decade. The club has never finished out of the top four in the league in that time and qualifies for the knockout stages of the Champions League like clockwork. However, they exit in the last 16 with equal precision, and haven’t won the Premier League in a decade. For a club of Arsenal’s ambition, that isn’t quite enough. What does Özil – a proven winner with a World Cup, La Liga title and multiple cups in the bank – think Arsenal need to take the step from contenders to champions?“We have the quality of players,” he says. “We had a lot of injury problems at the start of the season, but now that just about everyone has recovered, you can see our quality. Just look at the performance we displayed against Liverpool [in April’s 4-1 win]. When we have a fit squad, we are capable of beating anyone and are a genuine title contender. We have just been a bit unlucky in terms of injuries.”Big Shoe To FillThe Premier League may have taken time to adjust to for Özil, but he rapidly adapted to life in the England. “I am really happy living in London – it has a real charm about it,” he says. “The city is really multicultural. There’s always something to do compared to, say, Germany where most places are shut on Sunday. In Madrid, everything was shut at midday because of the siesta, but in London everywhere is open 24/7.”It makes sense that a German player with Turkish heritage whose religious faith is extremely important to him would be at home in a city as diverse as London. Özil credits his background as a part of the reason why he became an ambassador for The Big Shoe Initiative, an organisation that funds surgeries for children in need around the world.In 2014, Özil donated a sizeable portion of his World Cup winning earnings so that several Brazilian children could receive medical help. It’s easy to be cynical about footballers and charity donations, given the amount of cash high-profile athletes trouser. But for every footballer like Özil, who’s generous with his time and money, there’s plenty who aren’t. 6 6 6 This interview appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on twitter@sportmaguk“After 25 minutes, I took a deep breath. I thought to myself: is this really happening?”Mesut Özil shakes his head as he recalls last year’s World Cup semi-final. “We were playing Brazil, in Brazil, and they were having a good tournament like us. We were expecting a really tough game. How could we be 3-0, 4-0 up?”It rapidly got even better for Germany. “Going into half-time with a 5-0 lead did our confidence the world of good,” says Özil, as masterful with a herculean understatement as he is with a deft assist. “During half-time, we just looked at each other in shock. But the manager brought us to our senses. He told us not to underestimate Brazil. This is football, anything can happen. Nobody expected Sweden to come back against us but they did [from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 in a 2014 World Cup qualifier], so we knew we could not take our foot off the gas in the second half.”So much for the rumour that Germany made a half-time pact to go easy on a shattered Brazil in the second half of their 7-1 win. The final, says Özil, meant even more: “Germany had a habit of just getting to semi-finals, so I was so focused on winning that game. We did not come all this way to lose. I was ready to do whatever was required for the team to win.”Great ExpectationsDoing whatever the team required was Özil’s focus throughout the World Cup. A surplus of central midfield talent and a pre-tournament injury to Marco Reus meant he was shifted away from his favoured ‘number 10’ position to the flanks. He did that job successfully enough to start every game of the World Cup. But understandably, he didn’t shine as he has done so often in his favoured position. For the first time, the player who top scored with eight for Germany in the World Cup qualifiers was the subject of criticism for his national team. 6last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE WELCOME GLENFIN IN CRUCIAL LEAGUE ENCOUNTER

first_imgNaomh Muire GAA NotesComhghairdeas le na buaiteoirí uilig thar dheireadh seachtaine Pheil na Gaeltachta. Bhí deireadh seachtaine ar dóigh againn agus tá muid fíor bhuíoch do dhuine ar bith a chuidigh linn bíodh sé beag nó mór. D’imir na foirne sinsearacha sa tsraith arís ansin ar an Domhnach in éadan Naomh Naille.Níor éirigh leis an foireann tacaíochta ach is cinnte go dtiocfaidh na lads óga ar ais laidir arís an tseachtain seo chugainn.Bhain an foireann sinsearach le trí phointe. Beidh Gleann Fhinne ag tabhairt aghaidh ar na Méilte an Domhnach seo.The seniors and reserves will play Glenfin at home next Sunday in the league (1:30 and 3:00pm). The U-14 girls will play Naomh Columba in the Banks on Thursday 15th May at 7pm.Our U-12’s girls had their first outing of the season in Fál Carrach at the Cloich Cheann Fhaola blitz.We only got two games played before a deluge of rain stopped play but the girls enjoyed their day and look forward to the next blitz in a few weeks.Training for U-12 & U-10 girls continues on Thursdays at 5.30 to 6.30 in the banks.Club Lotto 7-5-2014. Jackpot €860. Numbers drawn;1-3-5-21. No Jackpot Winner & No match 3. Next weeks Jackpot €920 and if your not in,you can’t WIN! We are still taking names for the 100+Draw and our next draw will take place on Wednesday 28th of May. Be in with a chance to win great prizes with top prize each month €500. Contact any club member and they will get you signed up.Visit www.naomhmuire.ie or Facebook for all the latest news. Go raibh maith agaibh.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE WELCOME GLENFIN IN CRUCIAL LEAGUE ENCOUNTER was last modified: May 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANAOMH MUIRENoticesSportlast_img read more

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GARDAI APPEAL FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE AS GALES LASH COUNTY

first_imgGardai have appealed to pedestrians and motorists to take extra care as gales lash the county this morning.Strong gusts of winds are sweeping across Donegal and are expected to last all morning.There are reports of some small debris down on roads but no major road blocks.A Garda spokesman said “We would especially ask pedestrians to take extra care in and around towns when walking along the sides of the road.“Also anybody who may be out walking along cliffs o close to the sea should keep a safety distance back form the edge of any area,” he said.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comGARDAI APPEAL FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE AS GALES LASH COUNTY was last modified: November 2nd, 2011 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:donegalFALLEN TREESgaleslast_img read more

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BURT MAN TRAVELS 18,000 KM TO TAKE PART IN DONEGAL RALLY!

first_imgStewart and Barry give the thumbs up to being in Donegal!A plan hatched over a couple of pints in Australia has seen a Burt man travel almost 18,000 kms to compete in this weekend’s Donegal Rally.And not only that but Barry Callaghan has spent almost €20,000 bringing his own rally car with him.Barry, 29, has lived in Perth for three years and takes part in rallies across Australia Now he has spent the last nine months planning the trip along with his boss Stewart Liddle, 55.Dad-of-one Barry revealed “Like most things it kind of happened over a couple of pints one night and we couldn’t go back on it.“Myself and Stewart rally back in Australia and I am always telling him about Donegal and how brilliant the Donegal Rally is.“So we decided last October that we would just go for it and here we are,” he said. Barry’s 2006 Subaru Imprenza left Australia in March and only arrived in Ireland on Monday last.But while Barry didn’t leave his car behind, the same can’t be said about his heavily pregnant wife Keara (nee Barr) and son Matthew, 5.“Keara is due our second child in July and I told her that if she goes into labour not to call me.“Hopefully she can hold on until I get back but could you imagine having to fly back to Australia having spent all this money,” he laughed.Navigator Barry, who is a panel-beater with local Australian company Signhere Signs, admits that most people think he is mad spending so much cash on a rally. “Most people think I have a screw loose in my helmet.“But the reality is that the nearest rally to us in Australia is 3,000 kms away.“This is a little bit further and it’s going to cost a lot more but it’s a once in a lifetime thing – hopefully,” he laughed.Barry said he is also delighted to be able to get back to Donegal and see his friends and family in the village of Burt close to the border with Derry. “I’ve told Stewart to take it easy at the start of the race. I don’t want us going out on the first bend after all the time and money we have spent on our dream,” he added.Meanwhile another Donegal man, Glenn Alcorn, has also traveled from Australia to take part in this weekend’s event.BURT MAN TRAVELS 18,000 KM TO TAKE PART IN DONEGAL RALLY! was last modified: June 20th, 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:Barry CallaghanBURTdonegal rallyStewart Liddlelast_img read more

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GROUP PLEAD WITH MINISTER TO PROTECT GIANT BASKING SHARKS

first_imgThe Donegal-based Irish Basking Shark Study Group has demanded Minister of Arts, Heritage, Gaelteacht and the Islands, Jimmy Deenihan to provide legal protection to basking sharks.A basking sharkHundreds of the majestic animals have arrived off the coast of Ireland in recent weeks with Donegal being rich in the huge creatures.Scientist Emmett Johnston, based in Inishowen, heads up the research project to understand more about the basking shark. However, the sharks, the second largest fish in the world’s oceans, have no legal protection under Irish law.Up until the 1950s the creatures were hunted across Ireland for the oil from their liver with more than 1,500 of the massive creature killed.Although the docile creatures are not hunted anymore, there are fears they are still vulnerable to being attacked or caught up in devices used for renewable energy.A spokesman for the group said “The basking shark is a true oceanic citizen which respects no territorial boundaries, it has a unique place in Irish maritime heritage and we are privileged to have access in Ireland to such an inspiring animal. “With this opportunity also comes a responsibility to ensure its protection and safe passage whilst present in Ireland’s waters.”The group has written to Minister Deenihan impressing upon him the tourism potential of the basking shark which is already being tapped into here in Co Donegal. GROUP PLEAD WITH MINISTER TO PROTECT GIANT BASKING SHARKS was last modified: June 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Basking Sharksdonegalprotectionlast_img read more

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LADIES GAELIC: U13 GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgTHE U13 girls county gaelic football championship saw entertaining games across the county over the weekend.All the results are below – with fixtures for the next three weeks.Clubs should note that the games originally scheduled for September 26 (all-Ireland ladies final weekend) will now go ahead at 11am on October 3. All games must be completed by Monday, October 5 as draw for the semi-finals takes place  on Tuesday October 6.Group 1September 5N Colmcille lost to BuncranaCarndonagh lost to N Padraig MuffUrris defeated MovilleGroup 2September 5St Mary’s Convoy lost to St Eunan’sTermon defeated Na DunaibhRed Hughs lost to GlenswillyGroup 3September 5Killybegs lost to Aodh RuadhFour Masters defeated N Conaill (Monday)N Columba lost to St Naul’sGroup 4September 5Mac Cumhaills defeated DungloeCloughaneely defeated Termon BGlenfin v Gaoth Dobhair – postponed. Must be played before October 5.Group 1 fixtures:September 12Buncrana v CarndonaghN Colmcille v UrrisN Padraig Muff v Moville September 19Urris v BuncranaMoville v CarndonaghN Padraig Muff v N ColmcilleOctober 3Buncrana v MovilleN Padraig Muff v UrrisCarndonagh v N ColmcilleGroup 2 FixturesSeptember 12Convoy v Red HughsGlenswilly v TermonNa Dunaibh v St Eunan’sSeptember 19Termon v ConvoySt Eunan’s v Red HughsNa Dunaibh v Glenswilly October 3Glenswilly v ConvoyRed Hughs v Na DunaibhSt Eunan’s v TermonGroup 3 FixturesSeptember 12N Columba v Aodh RuadhSt Naul’s v Four MastersN Conaill v KillybegsSeptember 19Aodh Ruadh v Four MastersKillybegs v N ColumbaN Conaill v St Naul’s October 3Aodh Ruadh v St Naul’sN Columba v N ConaillFour Masters v KillybegsGroup 4 FixturesSeptember 12Dungloe v CloughaneelyMac Cumhaills v GlenfinTermon B v Gaoth DobhairSeptember 19Glenfin v DungloeGaoth Dobhair v CloughaneelyTermon B v Mac CumhaillsOctober 3Dungloe v Gaoth DobhairGlenfin v Termon BCloughaneely v Mac CumhaillsLADIES GAELIC: U13 GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 8th, 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:donegalLGFAU13 championshiplast_img read more

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