Bledsoe sent home after reeling Suns fire Watson

first_imgPhoenix Suns’ Eric Bledsoe (2) looks up court in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)PHOENIX — Phoenix point guard Eric Bledsoe was sent home Monday, a day after the Suns fired coach Earl Watson and replaced him on an interim basis with Jay Triano.About the time that word of Watson’s firing was leaking out, Bledsoe sent a tweet Sunday that read “Don’t wanna be here.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I’ve pretty much seen it all now with my years in the NBA,” Booker said. “You’ve got to control the controllables.”An interesting comment since Booker, the highly talented face of the franchise, is just 20 and in his third NBA season. A strong supporter of Watson, Booker said the players are responsible for the awful performances.“You can’t blame two 40-point losses on a coach,” Booker said. “That comes with pride. It comes with effort and love for the game. We haven’t shown that yet.”Under Watson, “there was a lack of development,” McDonough said. “There was a lack of individual player improvement and growth. We realize kind of where we are as a franchise in terms of being young, being in the developmental stage, but at the same time we expect to be competitive and for the guys to play hard and be put into positions to be effective offensively and defensively and we didn’t feel like that was being done.”McDonough said he expects that to improve under Triano, mentioning defense, ball movement and 3-point shooting.As if things weren’t bad enough, the Suns were awaiting word from the NBA on whether rookie Josh Jackson would be punished for making a gesture toward a heckling fan Saturday night in Los Angeles.It looked like Jackson was simulating a gun but he said that wasn’t the case.Jackson said he initially was going to give the guy the middle finger but decided against it and the gesture inadvertently wound up looking like a gun.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set McDonough said Triano would be head coach the remainder of the season.Triano, 59, came to the Suns as associate head coach in the summer of 2016 after four years as an assistant to Terry Stotts in Portland. Triano was head coach of the Toronto Raptors from 2008 to 2011. He also was head coach of the Canadian National Team.Triano described himself as a basketball guy and said he didn’t know if he wanted the job beyond this season.“We’ll see how it goes,” Triano said, “but I’m going to embrace it 100 percent and dive into it like I have everything else in my career.”Bledsoe had been averaging 15.7 points per game, second behind Devin Booker, and was the team’s on-court leader.The candidates to replace him are Mike James, who was undrafted in 2012 but played internationally before coming to the Suns this season, and Tyler Ulis, a second-round pick in 2016.The Suns have allowed a whopping 128.7 points per game, by far the worst in the league. They were blown out 124-76 at home in their season opener Wednesday, the most one-sided loss in franchise history.“I know it’s been a short period of time (three games), but as the days went by there were more and more things that we were uncomfortable with,” McDonough said, “so we arrived at this conclusion yesterday morning to make the change.”McDonough, who said he recommended the firing to owner Robert Sarver, accepted some responsibility for the team’s troubles.“I think we all do,” McDonough said. “I think Robert does. I think I do. It reflects poorly on all of us and we own that and we take responsibility for that.”Triano is Phoenix’s fifth coach since 2013. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIEScenter_img Meralco import Durham fined P30k for Game 5 comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The Suns also fired assistant coaches Nate Bjorkgren, Jason Fraser and Mehmet Okur.Tyrone Corbin was elevated to lead assistant and Ty Ellis, head coach of the Northern Arizona Suns G League team, will fill one of the vacant assistant roles. Marlon Garnett was promoted from player development coordinator to bench coach.Watson’s firing came three games into the season, two of them among the four most one-sided defeats in franchise history.McDonough said those ugly losses weren’t the sole reason for the firing.“We had a number of meetings over the summer about some of the changes we would have liked to see in terms of style of play and player development and accountability,” McDonough said, “all those things that go into winning and helping players develop and improve. Unfortunately, we didn’t see those changes.”ADVERTISEMENT General manager Ryan McDonough said Bledsoe told him that he was at a hair salon and that’s what the tweet was about, that it had nothing to do with the Suns. “I don’t believe that to be true,” McDonough said.So Bledsoe was sent home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMcDonough said he’s already received calls from teams about Bledsoe’s availability and he planned to answer them. McDonough said Bledsoe had asked to be traded before the season.McDonough also acknowledged his relationship with Watson “wasn’t great” and that it is “time for a new voice, a new direction.” View commentslast_img read more

First Finance and Development Planning Minister Confirmed

first_imgDespite a strongly-worded motion for reconsideration by Maryland Senator H. Dan Morais, the Liberian Senate plenary at its 66th day sitting last Thursday, confirmed Mr. Amara Konneh as the first Minister of the merged Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs into Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP).The Senate also confirmed all Assistant and Deputy Ministers, Deputy Commissioner of LRA, all of whom were nominated together with Minister Konneh by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.  Also in the confirmed group were the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Cllr. Robert C. Tubman, Mr. Charles R. Bright, and Mrs. Aletha Brown Cooper as members.The confirmation of the nominees followed a marathon of proceedings that started from committee rooms to the Senate executive session, and made a final entry into the Chambers of the Senate plenary where it ended.Prior to the Senate vote, the Secretary of the Senate read a communication from Maryland Senator H. Dan Morais, who believed that he had successfully filed a motion for reconsideration over the confirmations of officials of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, and the LRA Deputy Commissioner and members of that Authority’s Board.In his communication,  Senator Morais clarified that “Our motion for reconsideration is not for the rejection of names submitted for confirmation consideration at this time. Instead, I am fledging issues of procedure, where the committee’s report which I understand is concluded and written be submitted, adopted by plenary and respect for each other.”He continued: “The overriding reason detached to this submission of my motion is growing out of the fact that the failure and or success of the current leadership of the Liberian Senate to administer of the 53rd Legislature must be the collective responsibility of those of us they elected. As such, an imperial leadership cannot be the order of business. We have been reminded by our colleagues that some of us have come to this Senate with tall administrative pedigree, and that more is expected of us than what is been currently witnessed. This Senate cannot continue to bask in the fact that it is master of its own rules.” Some Senators, including Maryland County Senator John Ballout and Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan, protested that since the issue at bar evolved during executive session.  Any further decision must continue in that session and not in public session;  otherwise, he warned, it would undermine the meaning of executive session which dictates that anything  discussed therein, remains there.Senator Nyenpan further contended that the issue before the open plenary was a reaction to an action that was taken in executive.But Pro Tempore Findley refused to give in on his stance that the matter needed to be disposed of in open session, and once again saved the day when he referred his colleagues to several rules of the Senate that supported his ruling.Arguing that there was no motion for reconsideration from Senator H. Dan Morais before that body, Pro Tempore Findley requested the Secretary of the Senate J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh to inform the Senate whether such was the case.The Secretary of the Senate quoting rules regarding the process from which a Senator files a motion for reconciliation; states that after a motion is announced by a Senator, it must be restated by the Pro Tempore, and thereafter same communicated to the secretary. “According to our records, the secretariat cannot take motion for reconsideration from the floor, but from the presiding officer, and in this case, the presiding officer (Pro Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley) asked us to take notice of a motion filed by Bong County Senator Henry W. Yallah.”In view of that clarification that was consistent with the Senate rules, Senator Findley then ruled that there was no motion for reconsideration before that body.It was at this juncture that Lofa County Senior Senator Sumo Kupee proffered a motion for the lifting of secrecy on the confirmation hearings earlier discussed in executive to be continued in open plenary, which was seconded and adopted.Meanwhile, Senator Nyenpan has paid a moving homage to the Senate decision. “The beauty of parliamentary democracy, I believe, has been practiced, but I continue to say that each of us here must always have an opportunity to express descent when you are not satisfied. Yes, the majority may be on one side, and the minority on the other side, but the right of the minority has to be protected. The Senate has spoken, and that remains the verdict of the Senate; we are sacred, but in the process let us learn respect to our colleagues, I submit.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

More work needed to lift ban on greenheart – Minister admits

first_imgBy Jarryl BryanThe Guyana-European Voluntary Partnership Agreement signed a few months ago is being cited by the Government as the gateway to lifting restrictions on the export of timber to the United Kingdom – restrictions that have been estimated to have cost millions of dollars.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl GreenidgeThis was communicated by Foreign Affairs Minister and acting President Carl Greenidge on Monday. At the time, he was delivering feature remarks at a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development workshop at Cara Lodge.Greenidge said that under the terms of this agreement, Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) certified timber would automatically enter the European Union (EU) market. According to the Minister, this not only means access to the United Kingdom but also to other premium markets.“As it pertains to other matters of standardisation and trade facilitation, the Government of Guyana and particularly Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) have initialled an agreement with the EU in November, 2018 to commence implementation of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement. Under the terms of this agreement, products with FLEGT licences can automatically enter the EU market.Members of the delegation that made Guyana’s case last year, among some officials from the UK“This will allow for Guyana to potentially have access to a wider range of premium markets, especially those that require strong environmental and forest legality compliance. This also sets Guyana apart in a positive way from its counterparts in the timber market,” Greenidge said.But with Brexit, the UK’s exit from the EU, scheduled for this month end, it is unclear how this will impact these plans. Greenidge did acknowledge, however, that much more work remains to be done. He noted that this was only a step toward removing the restrictions.Millions lossAmong the attendees at the workshop was Executive member of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Ramesh Dookhoo. Speaking to Guyana Times in an exclusive interview afterwards, Dookhoo noted that the local Private Sector has been paying keen attention to the issue and was hopeful.Dookhoo estimated that exporters of lumber lost millions of US dollars as a result of the ban. He noted, however, that such exporters were likely to have taken steps to ramp up exports to other markets to alleviate their losses.“The requirements are harsh. They are claiming environmental standards. It’s really a barrier… hopefully, whichever way Brexit goes, England is going to follow that. Or we’re going to just have to keep working on resolving the matter.“I think that we’ve lost about two or three million US in England, but I think also that is being made up by exporting greenheart to other countries that do not have that harsh requirement,” Dookhoo said.The export of timber to the UK was restricted in part over concerns about sustainable loggingIntercessionsAs recent as November of last year, a Guyanese delegation in the UK went to the UK Environment Agency (EA) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to make Guyana’s case for the lifting of the greenheart import ban.The delegation, which included GFC’s Chairman Joslyn Dow; EU-FLEGT Secretariat Head, Kenny David; GFC Deputy Commissioner Andrew Mendez, of McVantahe Inc, made a combined presentation to Andy Powell of the EA and Clare Marsden of DEFRA.The presentation focused on the many accomplishments of Guyana with regard to sustainable forest practices, and the key impacts the restrictions have had on the industry and the country as a whole. It also focused on the current code of practice and the maintenance of Guyana’s biodiversity.After the presentation, the delegation then sought clarification from the EA and DEFRA representatives on whether or not the FLEGT certification which will be given to Guyana in about five to six years will be accepted for Category B timber since the UK only accepted Category A Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 100 per cent greenheart from Iwokrama as of 2016.They also challenged the EA’s stance on offering support to the country in getting FSC certification, since only this is accepted but it is costly. Further, they asked what could be done between now and the time FLEGT certification started, to restore trade between the two countries.The greenheart restrictions were introduced by the EA in the UK in 2015. Then it was claimed that proof of sustainable sourcing of the forest product was inadequate, and this has since resulted in a drastic decrease in export of the product to the UK. In December 2016, the EA relaxed the restrictions on greenheart, but only began to accept Category A FSC 100 per cent greenheart from Iwokrama.last_img read more

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: MILFORD EARN DRAW WITH BUNCRANA

first_imgIntermediate Championship – Group 1*Naomh Columba v CLG BnaGGlemcolmcille, Saturday @ 5.30pm (Reserves 4pm) Na Galloglaigh will play the second of their Group 1 games next Saturday away to Naomh Columba. The Senior match is at 5.30pm while the Reserves play at 4pm.CLG BnaG 1-14 Buncrana 2-11It ended all level on Saturday after a thrilling encounter in Moyle Park. Na Galloglaigh won’t know what way to look at this result as in some ways they threw it away but in others they were lucky to get a point. Buncrana started very sharply and raced into a 0-3 to no score lead after 5 minutes, the home side seemed to take their time getting their bearings. Throughout the game Na Galloglaigh were sloppy in possession and every misplaced handpass and dropped ball was punished clinically by Buncrana. The home side did manage to claw themselves back into the game as it progressed but with 5 minutes of the half remaining a long ball into the full forward line didn’t go dead and Buncrana broke up the pitch and a defensive mixup of 3 men going for one ball meant the ball broke freely to Darrach O’Connor who netted the first of Buncranas two goals. Buncrana looked decent value for their half time lead of 1-7 to 0-6 when referee Kieran McShea blew the whistle. Na Galloglaigh were much improved in the second half but were still prone to the odd error, however defensively they managed to keep Jigger O’Connor and John Campbell relative quiet, Gary Merritt in particular didn’t give Jigger a sniff. But ten minutes into the period Caolan McGonagle evaded Sean Black for once to race down around the end line and found enough space to hit the back of the net from a tight angle. Despite this Na Galloglaigh were clocking up their own scores, and found themselves a point down, 1-10 to 2-8, as the game entered the final quarter. With 8 minutes left John Campbell found himself very fortunate to remain on the pitch as his holding of Jonny Logue to the ground via a knee to the throat was only deemed a yellow card offence by the officials. Just after this the Buncrana keeper attempted a short kick out to a defender who Kane Barrett brilliantly dispossessed to free ChristopherBarrett who passed round the keeper to David Curley who finished into an empty net to leave the sides level. It was very much tit for tat from then on as Buncrana kept inching a point ahead and Na Galloglaigh hitting back with their own. Campbell put Buncrana ahead yet again just before the 63rd minute to what looked to be the winning point but in late late drama, Pauric Curley won a free just inside the Buncrana 21, but out by the sideline. It would have been a very difficult kick for Cathal Mc Gettigan had some indiscipline by the Buncrana defence not forced Kieran McShea to bring the ball in closer, giving McGettigan a kick that he was never going to miss. That score levelled the game up once again and was also the last of the action as the referee blew the final whistle. Buncrana will be the more disappointed of the two, but Na Galloglaigh will also be disappointed with their own performance, and showed they can dig deep and battle through adversity when needed. Next up for Na Galloglaigh is an away match to Naomh Columba, 5.30pm on Saturday. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Gary Merritt, Gavin Grier, Sean Black, Tj Evesson (0-2), Jonny Logue, James Doyle, Joey Cullen, Luc O Bairead (0-5), David Curley (1-1), Christopher Barrett (0-1), Pauric Curley (0-2), Paddy Peoples, Cathal McGettigan (0-3), Kane Barrett. Subs: Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Gearoid Horkan, Brandon Toye, Kieran Sheridan, Adam Serrinha, Manus Boyce, Lorcan Friel. Buncrana: Rory Kelly, Bruce Waldron, Jack O’Loughlin, Stephen Doherty, Kevin O’Loughlin, Odhran Doherty (0-4, 1F), Kieran McNicholas, Garbhan Friel, Peter McLaughlin (0-1), Oisin O’Flaherty, Caolan McGonagle (1-0), Joseph McGrory, Darrach O’Connor (1-1), John Campbell (0-5, 2F) *Reserve Intermediate Championship – Group 1*CLG BnaG 2-6 Buncrana 1-13The Reserves lost out to Buncrana on Saturday and will also be disappointed with their performance. They were well on top in the first 20 minutes but struggled to get the scores on the board against a very defensive Buncrana side, often playing 12 to 13 men in their own 45. In the final 10 minutes Buncrana ran rampant, with their full forward in particular very impressive, to leave the half time score 0-3 to 0-8. The second half was a fairly even encounter for the most part, Brandon Toye’s goal brought just a handful of points between the sides just after half time, and the defense tightened up also. With 5 minutes remaining Kyle Black popped up to fist in a goal to bring the game level, and gave the lads renewed hope they could emerge victors. That hope lasted barely a minute fortunately as Buncrana broke up the pitch too get a goal of their own and once again put 3 between the sides. Buncrana popped over one final late score to leave the lads with it all to do in their next Championship match against Naomh Columba. Team: Gavin McFadden, Dean Boyce, Gearoid Horkan, Kieran Sheridan, Cormac Friel, Paul Grier, Brandon Toye (1-0), Paul Sweenery, Anthony Fisher, Jamie Heena, Paul Fisher (0-2), Luke Trearty, Kyle Black (1-1), James Whelan, Enda McHugh (0-1). Subs: Ciaran McHugh for Trearty (HT), Hugh Mc Menamin for Heena (50m), Gary Helferty (0-2) for Whelan (55m), Odhrán Coll, Finian Ferry, Mark Farren, Adam Serrinha*G4M&O Play at Ladies All Ireland Final*Well done to our G4M&O team who had the fantastic opportunity to play on the hallowed turf of Croke Park during half time of the All Ireland Ladies Football Final on Sunday. They took on Kilbride G4M&O of Roscommon in front of 27,000 spectators at the interval of the thrilling Senior final between Cork and Dublin. It was a great occasion being paraded out behind the Artane Band in front of such a crowd, unfortunately the girls were defeated in their 10 minute match, 1-5 to 1-3. Nevertheless it was a great day for the Club and especially the players and management and we would like to thank everyone who travelled to Croke park to support the team, as well as the LGFA and Roisin Mc Cormack for organising the bus and tickets. Team: Agnes Ryan, Neasa Mc Bride, Paula Cullen, Megan Hunter, Sharon Graham, Bernie O’Donnell, Aisling Dorrian, Noelle White, Tracy Peoples, Yvonne Mcglynn. Coaches: Marti Barrett, Louis Gallagher*Guess the Score Competition* Congratulations to Marjorie McCafferty who correctly predicted the score of the All Ireland Final to win our Guess the Score competition. Marjorie has won for herself €100 and a Donegal jacket. The Club would like to thank all those who bought and sold entries into the competition.*Subscribe to Our Newsletter*Our Club Newsletter will be making a return in the coming days, if you would like to be added to the mailing list or your email address has changed please contact us with your name and email by private message on here or text 086-3400082.*U16s Through to Shield Final* Burt 2-7 CLG BnaG 2-8After following up their 1-10 to 1-7 victory over Malin on Friday the U16s defeated Burt in the Shield Semi Final on Monday evening, 2-8 to 2-7. In an incredible comeback the lads were 2-5 to no score down at half time before launching an amazing fightback in the second half. All credit to the lads after a spirited performance and best of luck to them in the Final.*U16 Ladies Through to County Final*Our U16 Ladies are also through to their county final after a comprehensive victory over Bundoran on Monday night. They will now play the Final on 11th October.*U12 Girls Parish League*The Parish League continues on Friday evening at the pitch from 6 – 7pm. 23 girls have been playing tightly contested matches and with 2 weeks of preliminary matches left before the finals; it’s still all to play for. All girls are welcome to play even if you haven’t been there for the last few weeks and can all players please be at the pitch ready to play at 6 o’clock.*U8/10 Parish League*The U10 Parish League continues this Friday at 6pm sharp. All players must have gumshields and all are welcome. Teams and captains will be selected by management beforehand. U8 training has also resumed and will take place from 6-7 on Fridays.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 7-8-9-16. No jackpot winner, No match 3 winners. Drawn winners win €35 each. Alan Sweeney, Moyle Hill & Deirdre O’Toole, Drumbern. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,480.*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*Lucozade Sport are back with another promotion this year which was very beneficial to us last year. However this year they are NOT looking for the bottle caps, instead they are looking for a promotional code that is found printed on the bottle underneath the wrapper. We would like to ask all our players and supporters to hold on to any Lucozade Sports bottles they come across and leave them in the designated bottle bin at the Clubhouse. Thanks again for the help collecting last year and we look forward to colelcting even more this year!*Scor na nOg*It is that time of year were we ask all interested young singers/musicians/dancers etc to come forward as Scor na nOg will be coming up again in the next few weeks. Once again you can contact Cultural Officer Brendan Ward on 074-9152455 or 086-3409183 or email bandcward1@gmail.com*Irish Language Classes*Anyone interested in taking up the great Irish language classes provided by the Club are asked to contact Brendan Ward (074-9152455/086-3409183) or Josie Ramsey as soon as possible as classes will begin again in mid October*Training Schedules*Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*2014 Membership*Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:Family – €50Senior – €20U18 – €10Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:– Full Family membership– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)– 11 free weeks entry into the lottoFor more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or marian.mcnulty@lyit.ie*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact MilfordDonegalGAA@gmail.com, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: MILFORD EARN DRAW WITH BUNCRANA was last modified: September 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMilfordNoticesSportlast_img read more

RESULTS FROM THE TÍR CHÓNAILL 5K

first_imgResults from  Tír Chónaill 5KPosition Race Number Time Name Category Club1 120 17.57 Jimmy Renfren SM Finn Valley AC2 114 18.15 Callam O Halloran JM n/a3 118 18.21 Helena Stockdave SW Finn Valley AC4 115 18.33 Robert Gallagher SM Strabane AC5 122 18.42 Conrad Golden SM Athenry AC6 129 18.49 Shaun Kerrs JM Tir Chonaill AC7 124 18.59 Daniel Mannion JM Tir Chonaill AC8 139 19.02 Kevin Boyle SM n/a9 107 19.05 Christy McPartland M40 Sligo AC10 108 19.07 Richard McCarthy M50 Tir Chonaill AC11 157 19.36 Gary Harron SM n/a12 145 19.41 Catherine Dooler SW Finn Valley AC13 111 19.46 Donal Haughey M50 Tir Chonaill AC14 144 19.55 Noeleen Porter W40 Finn Valley AC15 113 20.02 Martin O Halloran M40 Tir Chonaill AC16 147 20.10 Liam McHugh M50 Finn Valley AC17 155 20.22 Nick North M50 n/a18 125 20.26 Noreen McGettigan SW Letterkenny AC19 131 20.35 David Hegarty SM n/a20 123 20.44 Stephen Traver M40 Tir Chonaill AC21 134 21.05 Rodney Irwin M40 n/a22 109 21.11 Ton Bangert M60 n/a23 116 21.22 Philomena Gallagher W40 Tir Chonaill AC24 112 21.34 Sean Cassidy M40 Ballyshannon25 119 21.46 Owen Coyle M50 Rosses AC26 148 22.01 Noel Thomas M40 Tir Chonaill AC27 160 22.19 Brian McMullin M40 MSC TRI28 162 22.19 Justin Irwin SM n/a29 137 22.19 Michelle Walsh M40 Enniskillen RC30 138 22.20 Linda Walsh W40 Enniskillen RC31 121 22.29 Vera Haughey W50 Tir Chonaill AC32 132 22.38 Matthew Gallagher SM n/a33 156 22.45 Rory Murray SM Killybegs34 165 22.48 Donna Furey SW n/a35 130 23.14 Eimear Gormley SW Letterkenny AC36 163 23.25 Enda Heely SM n/a37 135 23.27 Hugh McNulty M40 Tir Chonaill AC38 164 23.27 Denis Slevin M50 Tir Chonaill AC39 126 23.47 Caroline McNulty SW Finn Valley AC40 146 23.54 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley AC41 143 23.58 Rosemary Dewhirst W40 Tir Chonaill AC42 150 24.17 Ian Melly M40 n/a43 140 24.21 Janet Boyle SW n/a44 151 24.51 Sarah McGroary W40 Tir Chonaill AC45 154 25.51 Billy Broderick M50 Killybegs46 166 26.06 Jane Flannery SW n/a47 167 26.06 Padraig Lenehan SM n/a48 110 26.09 Marjan Bangert W60 n/a49 159 26.16 Katie North SW n/a50 133 26.30 Sean Lorinyenko M40 Tir Chonaill AC51 152 27.10 Regina McHugh SW n/a52 158 27.36 Phoebe North SW n/a53 136 27.53 Mags McNulty W40 Tir Chonaill AC54 117 27.53 Berni Molloy SW n/a55 141 28.03 Grannia McEhlinney SW n/a56 161 28.16 Phil Byrne W40 Bruckless Running57 128 28.26 Sharon Meehan SW Tir Chonaill AC58 127 28.26 Ronan Meehan JM Tir Chonaill AC59 149 28.51 Rachel McGarrigle SW Tir Chonaill AC60 142 30.08 Frances Spencer SW n/a61 106 30.38 Angela Harrison W40 n/a62 153 36.44 Lorraine Campbell W40 n/a RESULTS FROM THE TÍR CHÓNAILL 5K was last modified: June 1st, 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:RESULTS FROM THE TÍR CHÓNAILL 5Klast_img read more

GAOTH DOBHAIR NAME TYRONE NATIVE AS NEW SENIOR TEAM MANAGER

first_imgNew Gaoth Dobhair manger Conal Sheridan.Gaoth Dobhair GAA club have announced their new Senior team manager for the forthcoming 2015 season following a club meeting on Tuesday night.Former Cavan and Fermanagh assistant manager Conal Sheridan is the man appointed to take over the reigns from Kevin Cassidy.The Tyrone coach has a wealth of experience at both club and inter-county level and his appointment is seen as a major  coup for Gaoth Dobhair. Former Donegal player Kevin Cassidy stepped down from the position towards the end of last year following an unsuccessful stint in management.Termon knocked Gaoth Dobhair out of the Donegal SFC and Sheridan will be hoping he can be the man to lead Gaoth Dobhair to glory over the next few years.Gaoth Dobhair have an excellent squad and with Neil and Eamon McGee in their side along with Odhran Mac Niallias they have a nucleus of a superb team that should be challenging for honours.   GAOTH DOBHAIR NAME TYRONE NATIVE AS NEW SENIOR TEAM MANAGER was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Conal SheridandonegalGAAGaoth DobhairnewsSportlast_img read more

Ligue One: PSG in Montpellier test as in-form Marseille host Bordeaux

first_img Tags: BordeauxFrench Ligue OneLilleLyonMarseilleMontpellierPSG Paris St Germain are coming off a victory at home to Nantes on Wednesday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)PSG retained their five-point lead at the top of the French Ligue One table thanks to a 2-0 victory over Nantes on Wednesday night.It was not the usual scintillating display as the Parisians required two second-half goals through Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr to secure three points.At the moment, they are still not operating at full capacity or near to it as several of their key players have just returned from injury.The likes of Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler and Thiago Silva have all had spells out this season and it would be fair to take it one game at a time.Despite the lack of ruthlessness, PSG have kept on grinding out results and are-as expected, setting the pace in Ligue One.Twelve victories from their first 15 games have seen them gather 36 points, five more than second-placed Marseille who have played a game more than PSG.The victory over Nantes was their fourth in the last five games with the only exceptional fixture being the 2-2 draw at Real Madrid in the Champions League.PSG have been brilliant at home this season, winning 9 of their 10 games in all competitions. The only game they failed to win at the Parc de Princes was the 2-0 loss to Reims, the same fixture that saw them concede the only two goals they have let in at the same venue.However, that has not been the same case away from home as they have lost two of their opening seven Ligue One fixtures on the road.Ahead of the game away to Montpellier, only Marco Verratti and Ander Herrera are assured absentees as Presnel Kimpembe returns from suspension.For Montpellier, they are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run that has seen them win three and draw four of their fixtures in that period.As PSG was beating Nantes, Montpellier were drawing 2- at Dijon, a match that saw them surrender a 2-1 lead.Their exploits this season are only good enough for 6th spot with 24 points, just two below the third and final Champions League spot.For the game at home to PSG, they are expected to be without the French trio of Kylian Kaiboue, Jordan Ferri and Nicholas Cozza who are all injured.It will be a tough ask for Montpellier to pull off a shock but it is not impossible as PSG are yet to step into full gear.Last season, Montpellier stunned PSG at the Stade de la Mosson as they came from 2-1 down to win 3-2.The victory was Montpellier’s first over PSG in five matches. This fixture has not produced an away victory in the last seven matches with the home team winning six games.On Sunday night, there will be second vs third as Marseille welcomes Bordeaux at the Velodrome.Marseille are the most in-form side in the division having won all their past five games, scoring twice in each.The 2-0 win at Angers on Tuesday meant that Andre Villas-Boaz’s side has scored 10 goals and conceded just three in that period, a testament to how good they have been lately.Dimitri Payet is back to his best and pulling the strings and the likes of Morgan Sanson and Radonjic are also helping out.Without any injuries aside from long-term absentee-Florian Thauvin, bothering them, Marseille can absolutely beat anyone in the division and Bordeaux need to be worried.However, Bordeaux who will be without the suspended Younousse Sankhare have also been in good form lately as they have not lost in five (W3 D2).Their last game saw Bordeaux register their biggest victory so far this season as they thrashed Nimes 6-0 on Tuesday.This fixture is not for the visitors as it has not produced an away victory in close to 10 years.Last season, both sides won their home fixture with the reverse game ending 2-1 in Marseille’s favour.The French Ligue One match-day 17 will start on Friday with Lille hosting Brest while Lyon who lost 1-0 at home to Lille on Tuesday will be away to Nimes.All the French Ligue One match-day 17 fixturesFriday, 06-12-2019-Lille vs Brest @9pm-Nimes vs Lyon @10:45pmSaturday, 07-12-2019-Montpellier vs PSG @7pm-Nice vs Metz @10pm-Rennes vs Angers @10pm-Strasbourg vs Toulouse @10pm-Monaco vs Amiens @10pmSunday, 08-12-2019-Reims vs Saint Etienne @5pm-Nantes vs Dijon @7pm-Marseille vs Bordeaux @11pmComments last_img read more

How will Warriors stay motivated in 2018-19 season?

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors’ latest championship banner will be raised. The Warriors’ latest ring will be presented. And so before their season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at Oracle Arena, the Warriors will have a visual reminder of what drives this franchise.“I’m going to soak it all up,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “It’s going to be fun.”How long will that fun last? Perhaps from October to June. Once again, the Warriors are projected to win another NBA …last_img read more

Raiders’ corner Rodgers-Cromartie retires

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — The Raiders made no deals at Tuesday’s trade deadline but did have a surprise retirement.Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who signed with the Raiders on Aug. 23, announced his retirement on social media Tuesday. Coach Jon Gruden informed the team during morning meetings that the two-time Pro Bowler was hanging it up.Rodgers-Cromartie, 32, went from 55 snaps on defense in London against Seattle to zero in a 42-28 …last_img read more