first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC): Jamaica Scorpions jeopardised their chances of a semi-final spot in the Regional Super50 when they stumbled to a 73-run defeat at the hands of Barbados Pride following another weak batting effort here yesterday. Chasing 247 for victory at the National Cricket Centre, Scorpions collapsed from a strong position of 61 without loss after eight overs to 173 all out off 46.5 overs, to suffer their third loss of the competition and slip to third spot in Group A. With their win, Pride moved into second on 14 points and can confirm their semi-final berth with a win over hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the final round of matches tomorrow. Scorpions, who remained on ten points, can still qualify for the semi-finals but need to beat ICC Americas in their final game also tomorrow and hope Pride lose to Red Force. However, they could have avoided the unnecessary permutations had they not squandered a great start from openers John Campbell, who scored 42 and rookie Jermaine Harrison who struck 22. Once they were separated, however, wickets fell steadily as Pride bowlers slowly dissected the innings. In-form right-hander Andre McCarthy resisted with 33 from 63 balls but found no support, with the last six wickets tumbling for 57 runs. Part-time medium pacer Jonathan Carter once again made his presence felt with three for 26, while Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican snapped up three for 32. Earlier, attacking opener Dwayne Smith broke out of his slump with a powerful 86 to lead Pride’s charge to 246 for nine off their 50 overs, after they were sent in. The right-hander got support from wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich with 48, while tail-ender Ashley Nurse chimed in with 23. Skipper Campbell claimed three for 57 with his off-spin, while Test fast bowler Jerome Taylor picked up two for 30. Facing a must-win scenario in order to remain alive in the competition, Pride started poorly when Taylor removed both openers with just 33 runs on the board. He removed the proflic Kraigg Brathwaite, caught at the wicket for one in the third over with nine runs on the board and returned to prise out another Test batsman Shai Hope for four, also caught behind in the ninth over. Man of the Match Smith, coming off scores of two, one, four and nought, added 33 for the third wicket with left-hander Jonathan Carter who scored 16 before he was run out in a bad mix-up in the 16th over. Smith then combined with Shamarh Brooks (20) in a pivotal 66-run stand for the fourth wicket which once again gave the innings momentum.last_img read more

first_imgA painter appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a robbery under arms charge. Michael King appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore, where he pleaded not guilty to the charge.It was alleged that on July 11, he robbed Wayne Miller of $500,000 in cash, $23,000 in Guyana Power and Light prepaid cards and a black purse valued $5000 at Robb Street, Georgetown.According to reports, around 23:00h on July 11, Miller, 51, a vendor of Grove, East Bank Demerara, was attacked while operating his business at Bourda Market.Reports are that during the robbery, Miller raised an alarm and public spirited citizens went to his aid, apprehending King in the process.In court on Friday, defence Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat told the court that the prison is overcrowded and as such he is requesting that his client be granted bail.However, the lawyer’s submission was overruled and his client was remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 27.last_img read more

first_imgCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkan has committed to ensuring the long-awaited rehabilitation of the Christianburg Primary School is executed in a timely manner.This follows an assessment visit by the Minister to the currently unoccupied facility on Saturday.For a number of years, members of the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) of the school have decried its deplorable condition, which they say pose a threat to the safety of both the students and teachers. According to the PTA, numerous letters and complaints were made to the previous Administration concerning repairs to the school, but those efforts proved futile.“We have learnt from residents of the inconvenience it (the school) poses, because their children must travel a few miles to St Aidan’s Primary School. So, it has been recognised as a priority for the Regional Administration – this rehabilitation of the Primary School and I’ve committed to looking into that issue and addressing it,” the Minister told the Department of Public Information (DPI).Minister Bulkan also visited the Wismar Municipal Market which has undergone repairs to the roof, including the installation of translucent sheets.He explained that efforts to further improve the facility are on the cards. “There’s a request for some additional support on the roof,” the Minister explained, adding that “in the period of heavy rainfall, there are some leaks, so the engineer will look into that issue to see what assistance and how immediate it can be offered, to address that particular problem.”According to Minister Bulkan, there is also a request that a second floor be installed in the facility “to allow for other vending activities, like fast food booths. That will also be looked into by the Ministry.”last_img read more

first_img1 Garry Monk Garry Monk has been confirmed as Leeds United’s new manager.Monk succeeds Steve Evans at the helm of the Championship club and has signed a one-year rolling contract.The 34-year-old was a free agent having been sacked by Premier League club Swansea in December last year.He told Leeds’ official website: “It feels great to be here. I’m extremely honoured to join Leeds United Football Club – we all know the history of the club and the standing it has in English football.“I feel really honoured to be here and I’m really looking forward to the challenge ahead.“The passion of the fans, the history and the ambition of the owner all ties in with what I wanted to do.“I want to be challenged and really get my teeth into a big project. That was the underlying factor throughout the whole process and that’s the reason why I’m here today.“This is definitely the right challenge for me and I’m really happy to be here.”Previous Leeds head coach Evans left the cub Tuesday, when confirmation he would not be offered a new contract ended his seven-and-a-half-month spell at Elland Road.AXED LEEDS BOSS STEVE EVANS TELLS TALKSPORT: ‘I AM JUST HONOURED TO HAVE MANAGED THAT CLUB’MK Dons boss Karl Robinson turned down the offer to work with Cellino last week, and Darrell Clarke opted to sign a new three-year deal at Bristol Rovers after they had been asked permission by Leeds to speak with their manager.Monk was quick to make an early impression as a bright young manager after being appointed by Swansea in May 2014.He had spent the previous 10 years as a central defender and skipper at the Welsh club, whom he joined when they were in League Two, and had been handed the temporary role as head coach following the sacking of Michael Laudrup in February 2014.Monk guided Swansea to their highest Premier League finish of eighth in his first full season, but after an encouraging start to the 2015/16 campaign – he was August’s manager of the month – the club dismissed him after a run of just one win in his last 11 games.Former Cagliari owner Cellino kept Evans waiting three weeks before instructing Leeds secretary Stuart Hayton to inform the Scot he would not be offered a new contract despite meeting his remit of keeping the club in the Championship.Evans was the sixth head coach to lose his job under Cellino, who had previously sacked Brian McDermott, David Hockaday, Darko Milanic, Neil Redfearn and Uwe Rosler.Cellino was recently charged by the Football Association over an alleged breach of its agent regulations, while he has also served a Football League ban for tax evasion.His ownership has come under increasing criticism from fans, with the ‘Time To Go Massimo’ protest group particularly vociferous. Cellino announced a fortnight ago – not for the first time – he wanted to sell the club.last_img read more

first_imgAr an Luan seo chugainn 16 Márta, beidh dáltaí Choláiste Ailigh ag siúl ar scoil mar pháirt den phlean gníomhaíochta faoi choimirce na scoileanna glasa.Coláiste Ailigh students are taking part in a walk to school this Monday morning, 16th March, in an effort to attain their fourth Green Flag for the travel theme.This activity is planned as an encouragement to students to become more active and independent, while adopting a healthier and more environmentally friendly way of getting to school. The photo shows Coláiste Ailigh’s Head Boy, Oisín Ó Cleirigh and Head Girl, Dearbhaile Ní Chathail who will be leading the way in the morning. COLÁISTE AILIGH STUDENTS GO GREEN was last modified: March 15th, 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:Colaiste AilighGreen Flaggreen flatlast_img read more

first_imgThis special Letterkenny Trad Week edition features five fabulous concerts at An Grianan Theatre and the Regional Cultural Centre which are guaranteed to lift those January blues.There’s nothing like brilliant live music to cure those January blues and to lift your heart and soul, and the upcoming Letterkenny Trad Week from Friday 20th to Monday 30th promises brilliant live music in abundance.There are five fabulous concerts, three in the RCC and two in An Grianán Theatre and each and every one of them promises to be really high quality and really enjoyable. In typical Donegal fashion Letterkenny Trad Week is not just trad and not a week. The festival boasts a range of international folk based music ranging from Irish and Scottish traditional music, English folk and American bluegrass, country and blues. What it boils down to is five nights of great singing and great playing by some of the world’s leading musicians.One of the strongest ever line-ups assembled in Donegal features Billy Bragg and Martin & Eliza Carthy from England, Julie Fowlis and Kris Drever from Scotland, Na Mooneys, Lynched and No Crows from Ireland and Joe Henry and Special Consensus from America. All concerts start at 8pm and tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre on 00353 74 9120777, or online at http://www.angrianan.comSpecial Consensus / No Crows, Friday 20th Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, Special Consensus have released 18 recordings and appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Their 2012 album ‘Scratch Gravel Road’ was Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass Album and their 2014 band release ‘Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver’ won two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. Their new album release ‘Long I Ride’ also won an IBMA award and is on the current shortlist for a Grammy. Sligo based No Crows’ output of original material reflects their diverse musical roots, from Irish traditional to latin rumba, classical, jazz, rock and Balkan music. The concert at RCC Letterkenny coincides with an Irish tour to celebrate the release of ‘Why Us?’, the bands fifth CD in twelve years.Kris Drever, Julie Fowlis, Aoife Ní Bhriain & Padraig Rynne, Sunday 22ndWhen it comes to moulding traditional sounds into contemporary songs, few match the inventiveness and heart-rending emotion of Orkney-born singer Kris Drever. Freewheeling guitarist with award-winning avant-folk trio Lau, Drever has been described by Q magazine as ‘the standard bearer’ of the Scottish folk. Drever’s no-holds barred approach is shared by Julie Fowlis, a silver-toned singer whose voice – ‘pure and elemental as a Hebridean seashore’ – has seen her become Gaelic music’s most celebrated global ambassador. Completing the outstanding line-up for this Music Network concert at RCC Letterkenny are multi-award winning fiddler Aoife Ní Bhriain, renowned for her technical virtuosity across both traditional and classical music and concertina player Padraig Rynne whose ensembles Guidewires, Dán and Triad have re-defined the boundaries of the traditional music world.Na Mooneys / Rheingans Sisters, Friday 27thThere is another incredible double-bill on Friday 27th at RCC Letterkenny of musical siblings with leading Donegal traditional music family group Na Mooneys and the Rheingans Sisters from England. Na Mooneys was formed in 2014 by the recently announced TG4 Gradam Ceoil / Traditional Musician of the Year 2016 Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh (Altan) and her siblings Anna Ní Mhaonaigh and Gearóid Ó Maonaigh along with Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (Gearóid’s son). They recorded their debut album ‘Na Mooneys’ in late 2016. According to Mairéad “We took a few tunes that my father played a lot. It was very important to show the repertoire that we played regularly as a family in session”. The Na Mooneys line-up will also feature Manus Lunny (guitar & bouzouki), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina) and Nia Byrne (Mairéad’s daughter on fiddle). This is the first ever Irish performance by the highly acclaimed fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna Rheingan from Sheffield – 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners (Best Original Track), and Folk Award Nominees (Best Newcomers). Rowan is well known on the English folk music scene as part of Lady Maisery and Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band. Anna lives in Toulouse, in southern France, where she is a much sought after fiddle player and teacher of french music traditions. They have released two critically acclaimed albums to date. fRoots described their debut ‘Glad Gold Hearts’ as “vocal harmonies to die for on an album performed with compelling conviction and disarming warmth”. Their second album ‘Already Home’ was nominated in the ‘2015 fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year’ and was awarded a Songlines ‘Top of the World’ album.Martin & Eliza Carthy / Lynched / Rheingans Sisters /Coirm, Saturday 28th Legendary singer and guitarist Martin Carthy and his multiple award-winning daughter Eliza Carthy joined forces to record their first duo album ‘The Moral of the Elephant’ in 2014. This brilliant recording won fROOTS Album of the Year 2014 and was nominated ‘Best Album’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. Martin & Eliza Carthy perform songs from ‘The Moral of the Elephant’ and other material as part of the ‘A Family Affair, Gala Concert’ at An Grianán Theatre on Saturday January 28th. Even though it’s only January, the concert promises to be one of the musical highlights of the year in Donegal. It features an amazing line-up, with hour-long sets by Martin & Eliza Carthy and Lynched and short opening performances by the Rheingans Sisters and young Letterkenny musicians Coirm. Martin Carthy “the greatest English folk song performer of them all” (Q Magazine) and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza, will share the bill with brothers Lynched “the most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years” ★★★★★ (The Guardian).Lynched have gone from playing small venues in Ireland to being invited to perform on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ and appearing at international festivals like Edmonton, Sidmouth and Cambridge along with rapturously received sets at Electric Picnic and Castlepalooza.Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Monday 30thLetterkenny Trad Week finishes on a high note at An Grianán Theatre on Monday 30th with Billy Bragg & Joe Henry. Its Billy’s first concert in Donegal since his now legendary performance in Termon Ballroom, introduced by the then Minister James McDaid, as part of the Earagail Arts Festival in 2000. In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of railroad travel and the music it inspired. Winding along 2,728 miles of track over four days, the pair recorded classic railroad songs in waiting rooms and at trackside while the train paused to pick up passengers. On the ‘Shine A Light’ tour, they’ll be playing songs from the journey, along with favourites from their own considerable back catalogues.“… a pairing that embodies grit and molasses….musically satisfying and hugely enjoyable…” Americana, UK “…a muscular chronicle of North America’s railway age.” The ObserverDD Culture: Great concerts at this year’s Letterkenny Trad Week was last modified: January 19th, 2017 by Shaun HanniganShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgWHEN Jim McGuinness was asked if he would do an open training session so that the fans could come along, he said: “No problem!”And today the only problem was that an incredible 5,000 fans turned up to watch…making the search for a car parking space in Ballybofey that wee bit more difficult!The Donegal senior players didn’t disappoint, sitting for ages as they fulfilled every single autograph request from the throngs, most of them children. Said Kathleen Campbell, who helped to organise the event: “I thought it would be a good idea for the younger ones because so many won’t be able to get tickets to the All-Ireland final.“When I rang Jim to ask if he would let people in to watch, he said he’d be delighted. It was a great day – and fantastic for the fans.“We are really grateful to Jim, the squad and the staff.”The players thought a few hundred people would turn up at MacCumhaill Park, but in the end more than 5,000 people did, many joining in the singing of ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ as they waited to meet their heroes. If you took some great pix today, send them to MARY MCGINLEY WITH A T-SHIRT SIGNED BY THE 92 TEAM WAS THERE TO GET THE 2012 LINE-UPMORE THAN 5,000 FANS TURN UP FOR DONEGAL SQUAD TRAINING SESSION was last modified: September 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img 3 3 Instead they signed £31m Victor Lindlof, who made just 17 Premier League appearances in his first season The Leicester City star was one of the top centre-backs the Red Devils were chasing this summer, with the 25-year-old apparently been for the move to Old Trafford.But their efforts to land Maguire were thwarted by the steadfast Foxes, who refused to sell following his breakout performances for the Three Lions at this summer’s World Cup.United chiefs were reportedly put off by Leicester’s £75million valuation of the defender.However, it has now been revealed the Red Devils could have signed Maguire for much less last summer, had the Premier League giants opted to bring him in over another defender they signed for double the price.Leicester landed Maguire from Hull City last June in an initial £12million deal, which could rise to £17million.But, according to the Daily Telegraph, he only joined the Foxes after Man United passed up the chance to bring him to Old Trafford for £15m.Instead, manager Jose Mourinho signed Sweden international Victor Lindelof for £31 million. Harry Maguire was reportedly keen to join Manchester United this summer United could have signed Maguire for just £15m last summer 3 Manchester United were offered the chance to sign England defender Harry Maguire for just £15million last summer, but turned it down. The news comes after a frustrating end to the summer transfer window for Mourinho, who was desperate to sign a new centre-half but was ultimately left empty-handed.United were linked with the likes of Maguire, Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin and Barcolena’s Yerry Mina, but none of those pursuits came to fruition.It has also been claimed the club were willing to spend a record-breaking £100m to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid on deadline day, only to be told the World Cup winner was not for sale.last_img read more

first_imgOisin Crawford who tragicallty died during a 21st celebrations in St Johnston, Co. Donegal. (North wEst Newspix)THERE is widespread heartache and disbelief at the death of one young Donegal man and the illness of his friend after a house party in St. Johnston earlier this morning.Oisin Crawford was just 22. Tearful relatives and friends are trying to come to terms with his tragic passing.At the same time they are saying prayers for friend Simon Lynch, another very popular young man in east Donegal who is critically ill at Letterkenny General Hospital. Both young men are believed to have taken pills from a dangerous batch of ecstasy tablets which have been at the centre of a national warning from Gardai.The HSE said it believed the drugs were known as Double Cross or Double Black.Health authorities have issued an urgent warning to other young people NOT to take the drugs. Three other people – including an 18-year-old girl – were also treated in hospital.Ambulances sped to Main Street in St Johnston just after 4.30am, with Gardai arriving later. The close-knit and quiet village of St.Johnston has been rocked by today’s devastating news.Tributes from heartbroken friends and relatives, have been pouring in on Oisin’s Facebook account.Emma Browne posted, “Can’t believe ur gone buddy! Such a shock! Wee toon won’t be the same! Rest in peace pet! XxxDebra McGinley posted, “RIP Oisín Crawford so hard to believe terrible news, Thoughts and prayers with you family and friends  xDominic Lynch posted, “RIP lad cant believe ur gone lad  ule be sadly missed!! Sarah Lafferty posted a picture of herself along with Oisin, and wrote under the picture, “Such sad news , thinking on your friends & family. Rest in peace.Alisha McLaughlin posted, “Cant believe it audi! No more takin the hand outy me for bein crabbit! God truly only takes the best:( sleep tight up there xFamily member Evin Devenney posted, “RIP Oisín, your gonna be missed by many cousins! I know Granny Rose will look after you and that both of you will look after all the Duddy clan. Still waiting for someone to wake us up from this bad dream. Sleep tight lad xxTamera McDevitt posted, “All them times when I left school early and came down to you at work and I would persuade you that you were hungry and you’d eventually take an early lunch and get food for us in the castle  I’m Gona miss you sorely  sleep tight big cuz! x Lisa Wilson posted, “Cant stop cryin all morning buddy miss ya so much …its not fair hi …wish dis was all a bad dream :(:(:( ….love ya buddy ull never be forgotten xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxForensic experts from the Gardai, carried out a search of the house earlier this morning, and investigations are on-going.It is hoped that two of those taken to hospital, may be released later this evening, while the other is expected to be released tomorrow.However, one man is still in a critical condition, and is battling to save his life.One friend told Simon on his Facebook page: “Pull through buddy. We need you to pull through.”HEARTBREAK IN DONEGAL: TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR TRAGIC OISIN AS PRAYERS SAID FOR PAL SIMON was last modified: May 27th, 2014 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:22Facebookhouse partyOisin CrawfordSimon Lynchsocial mediaSt Johnstontragedytributeslast_img read more

first_imgMark English arrives back in Letterkenny to a huge welcome this evening. Picture by Brian McDaid of Cristeph Studio.A large crowd braved the wind and the rain to give a real Donegal welcome home to athletics hero Mark English this evening.The 21 year old Letterkenny man stood proudly at the top of Market Square where he showed off his brilliant bronze medal from the 800 metres at the European Championships.Two legends! Mark is welcomed home by Olympian Danny McDaid. Pic by Brian McDaid of Cristeph Studio.Mark was proudly surrounded by the many people who have helped him to achieve his goal after arriving on the world athletics stage during his amazing performance in Zurich. The modest medical student generously posed for pictures with young and old alike – a routine he may well have to get used to.Mark was welcomed back to his hometown by Town Manager Dessie Larkin.Among the many faces in the crowd were Mark’s former coach Theresa McDaid, Olympian Danny McDaid as well as Neil Martin and many fellow clubmates from Letterkenny AC.Councillor Michael McBride told the large crowd that he was sure Mark will now have to get used to such occasions as his career begins to unfold. Also among the crowd was Mark’s proud parents Joe and BridgetMark thanked all those who turned up on the night and paid a special tribute to Letterkenny AC and to his former coach Theresa McDaid.The skies may have been dark over Letterkenny for English’s return home.But it would seem there could well be many bright days ahead for this young Donegal man!Mark is interviewed by Charlie Collins of Donegal TV. Pic by Brian McDaid of Cristeph Studio. Mark knows all the people of Donegal are behind him! Pic by Brian McDaid. What a brolly good show for the Letterkenny runner. Pic by Brian McDaid. NOT EVEN THE RAIN CAN DAMPEN A BRILLIANT WELCOME HOME FOR MEDAL HERO MARK was last modified: August 19th, 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:athleticsdonegalletterkennymark englishwelcome homelast_img read more