Nuggets beat Magic in overtime for 7th straight win

first_imgMagic: A day after holding the Heat to just five free throws in a game at Miami, the Magic shot no free throws until Jonathan Isaac made two at 9:13 of the fourth quarter. … Ross came off the bench for 17 points, his average over the last seven games.UP NEXTNuggets: At Charlotte on Friday night.Magic: Host Indiana on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) defends a pass between Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) and guard D.J. Augustin, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)ORLANDO, Fla.— To build a long winning streak, sometimes you need a little luck.The Denver Nuggets took sole possession of first place in the Western Conference with a 124-118 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Murray wouldn’t go quite that far.“We didn’t play our best, but they played really good,” said Murray, who also had eight assists. “They had a great game, and they’re a really underrated team, especially at home. They were making a lot of shots, more than we expected. It seemed like everybody was hitting.”The Magic kept up with the Nuggets with 57 percent shooting through three quarters, but made only 10 of 34 shots in the fourth quarter and overtime.“I thought we played well offensively. Defensively we just couldn’t get a stop,” said Aaron Gordon, who had 19 points.“Obviously our offense was more than good enough,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “We competed hard, but at the end of the day we couldn’t guard the high pick and roll the whole game, couldn’t get a handle on it.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “They did everything they could to win the game and we got lucky,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “We’ll take it, but we definitely got lucky.”Jamal Murray scored 31 points and the Nuggets shut down the Magic in overtime for their seventh straight victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAfter Terence Ross tied it for Orlando with a 3-pointer with 6.1 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Nuggets outscored the Magic 9-2 until Nikola Vucevic dunked for the Magic’s first field goal of the overtime session with just 1:04 left.Ross’ open jumper — when the Magic needed three points in the final seconds — was one of the reasons Malone called it “one of our worst performances of the year.” 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 Paul Millsap added 18 points for Denver, which shot 55 percent for the game. Center Nikola Jokic had 12 points, eight rebounds and 13 assists.Evan Fournier led Orlando with 26 points before fouling out in overtime and then drawing a second technical foul. Fournier thought the Nuggets’ luck took a different form, resulting in their 37 foul shots to Orlando’s eight.“It’s terrible, man, and that’s why it’s frustrating,” he said. “We’re a team that never complains and we never get the calls. Then we start to say something and then we get the technicals. What is that?”Vucevic added 24 points and 15 rebounds for Orlando, which made 20 of 43 3-pointers during regulation against the NBA’s best 3-point defense. But the Magic made only one of nine shots in overtime and missed all six of their 3-pointers.The Nuggets made nine of their first 12 shots and broke out to a 22-10 lead, but Gordon scored 13 straight Magic points, including three 3-pointers, to get Orlando back in it. Neither team led by more than six points during the final three quarters.Denver took a five-point lead in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter, but Ross tied it 112-112. Murray missed a short jumper just before the buzzer, taking the game into overtime.AFTER NOT REVIEWING THE PLAY. . .The crowd erupted when a replay showed Murray stepping out of bounds with the ball just before being fouled with 20.8 seconds left in overtime. Referee Marc Davis explained: “As per Rule 13, Section A, No. 17, an out-of-bounds may be reviewed if it is called or the officials have doubt as to whether the ball was out of bounds. It was never called out of bounds, and so there was no trigger. So it wasn’t a reviewable matter.”TIP-INSNuggets: G Gary Harris missed the entire game after injuring his right hip in the first quarter Monday night at Toronto. The Nuggets have not ruled him out for Friday night’s game at Charlotte. … The Nuggets missed 14 free throws, six more than the Magic attempted. 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Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center Dedicated

first_imgThe Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center in Paynesville.It is a common practice in Liberia that top government officials and those who can afford to seek medical attention outside of the country because the government has not done enough to improve the country’s health delivery system.To assuage this state of affairs, the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has fulfilled its vision conceived a little over a year ago when last Friday it dedicated the multi-million dollar Jahmale Medical Solutions Diagnostic Center, located behind NASSCORP House which hosts the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) at ELWA Junction.The state-of-art facility will provide much needed high-level laboratory and imaging diagnosis to thousands of citizens. The facility comprises a three-story imaging/laboratory building and adjacent four-story clinic/residence building.NASSCORP’s Director General, Dewitt von Ballmoos, at the official dedication said the facility will save the country huge amount of money spent on foreign travels for medical purposes.The facility will further enable technology and specialized skills transfer to local Liberian medical technicians thereby contributing to capacity building as well as attracting Liberian medical professionals to return home from the Diaspora.“This center will contribute to the achievement of one of the key development goals the administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ardently worked towards,” Von Ballmoos added.Since he assumed the leadership of NASSCORP, the Executive Director said several important initiatives have claimed the corporation’s attention, captivated their imagination and challenged their determination to make NASSCORP one of the most progressive, efficient, viable and responsive in the nation.“I dream of a day when all working Liberians would be part of the social security system, including those who have served in the public sector and are entitled to a reasonable standard of living at retirement,” he said.The imaging equipment for the Jahmale facility includes Toshiba Lighting Aquiline Detector; Row Ultra Helical CT scan; Hitachi Aperto Lucent Prime Open MRI; Canon/DelftDI Triathlon Dr. X-Ray machine and planned clarity 2D Digital Mammography (Mammogram).Others include; Hitachi Arrieta V60ultra Sound Machine; Mortara ELA 280 Electrocardiography Machine and ROGAA Delft online XS PACS Data Storage facility.The facility also has a wide range of laboratory equipment that includes Clinical Chemistry, Hematology and Immunoassay analyzers, Microbiology and hematology binocular microscopes and Heratherm advance incubator.The facility will also have its own ‘Waste Disposer’ known as ‘Medical Waste Incinerator’ as well as other molecular biology and pharmaceutical equipment and supplies.Other equipment available include laboratory freezers and chillers; pure urine microbiology chemistry analyzer; water purification system; Heraeus megafund 8 centrifuges; clinical routers, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

110 breast cancer cases diagnosed for 1st half of 2019

first_imgFor the years 2015 to 2018, the Cancer Institute of Guyana (CIG), a non-profit organization, has documented the diagnosis and treatment of over 1000 persons, including men and women in Guyana, with cancer, specifically of the breast.While for the year 2019 just over 100 women were diagnosed with breast cancer so far and they were being treated, this number is expected to increase as the cancer institute seeks to raise more awareness.Cancer Institute Medical Outreach Director, Dr Syed Ghazi and Oncologist and Medical Director, Dr Sayan ChakrabortyThese statistics were presented by Oncologist and Medical Director of the Institute, Dr Sayan Chakraborty during a press briefing on Thursday, at the Institute’s building located in the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) compound.“In 2015, there was about 267 patients who were treated … almost every year; in 2017, we saw a spike, there were 300 patients who were treated at the Cancer Institute through radiation therapy. The trend is always 266, 267, gradually creeping up, sometimes it’s been going down, so we cannot ignore this situation which we are dealing with,” he stated.Dr Chakraborty emphasised the fact that men could also be victims of breast cancer, but, according to him, there is usually a misconception behind this.“It’s a misconception that breast cancer can only happen in ladies. Breast cancer – a very small percentage – is found in men. So, it’s not that breast cancer is exclusive to women; it is not so, but it can also be found in men,” the doctor said.For this reason, the Institute has collaborated with the Oasis Premium water company to host its annual breast cancer awareness walk, on October 20 under the theme “We walk as one”.But even as this is so, Cancer Institute Medical Outreach Director, Dr Syed Ghazi stressed the importance of bringing awareness to the various forms of cancer which account for the deaths of about 120,000 women yearly.“So, why is it important to make people aware of what’s going on? It is important because if you know, in South America, it is like 400,000 new cases every year of women and men together – 120,000 women die every year, 96,000 of those women died with breast cancer and the other 36,000 die from cervical cancer,” Dr Ghazi noted.In addition, the Institute will be offering mammograms, ultrasounds and Pap smears at a discounted price as a mean of encouraging both men and women who experience cancer symptoms to get checked. Other private institutions are being encouraged to make financial contributions so that this service can be made available to every Guyanese.Breast cancer is one form of cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, and fluid coming from the nipple, a newly-inverted nipple, or a red or scaly patch of skin. Both young and older women are being advised to get screened if these signs become visible.last_img read more

Displaced Syrians find relief in tent-side W. Cup screenings

first_imgThroughout the championship, a local charity is screening all matches for free at the Ain Issa camp for the displaced in the northern province of Raqa.“Showing the World Cup at the camp is such a beautiful initiative because it draws people out of their torment,” spectator Abdallah Fadil al-Ubayd said.“Everybody loves football,” said the 38-year-old, dressed in a red sports T-shirt to watch Mexico play Germany on Sunday.As the players dashed across the portable screen, the commentator’s voice boomed out from loud speakers and across surrounding tent tops.When Mexico scored, the cheers of dozens of spectators rose up above the camp.Ubayd used to play for a local team in his hometown of Maskana in the northern province of Aleppo, before jihadists overran it more than four years ago, imposing their rigid interpretation of religion on residents.“Daesh would come to the matches, confiscate our ID cards and throw the athletes in jail,” he said, referring to the Islamic State jihadist group.– An ‘extremely hard’ time –IS swept across large parts of Syria in 2014, declaring a “caliphate” there and in swathes of neighbouring Iraq, but separate offensives have since expelled the group from all major urban centres they once held.“Thank God we got rid of them and we can watch games again,” said Ubayd, whose hometown was retaken by Syrian regime forces in June last year.He was supporting Egypt, he said, and hoped its star Mohamed Salah would return to the pitch and lead his team to victory on Tuesday.World Cup matches are screened inside tents during the day and outside in the evening © AFP / Delil SOULEIMANSyria’s war has killed more than 350,000 people and displaced millions since it started in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.Thousands of people who have fled their homes live in the camp in Ain Issa, where the World Cup games are screened outside on the side of a tent in the evening, but inside during the day.Within the hot tent, children sit by their fathers, gazing up at the figures running on the screen.Some carry a pillow on which to rest during the game, while others lay a piece of material on the ground to sit on.Outside, Mubad al-Mohammad, 23, says the World Cup this year comes at a time of his life that is “extremely hard”.The young man has been living in a tent at Ain Issa for more than a year after fleeing his home city of Raqa.– ‘Miss the excitement’ –“It’s so hot and we miss our friends, the excitement of watching games,” said Mohammad, whose city was under IS rule from 2014 to last year, when a US-backed alliance seized it.He said he followed the last World Cup from home in Raqa — even as IS members raided coffee shops showing the games, forcing football fans to go home to pray.The free screenings are welcome as watching in a local cafe proved too expensive for many camp residents © AFP / Delil SOULEIMAN“War has taken away so many good things from us including sport,” said the Brazil supporter.Nearby, Abdallah Abdelbasit, 47, said he was delighted the camp’s footballers could follow their teams on the big screen.Nicknamed Abu Ashraf, the man with a neatly trimmed grey beard and haircut still plays himself and has been active in organising the camp’s youth into teams.The free screenings were very welcome, he said, especially after attending fixtures at a local cafeteria proved to be too expensive for many camp residents.With three World Cup matches a day, the initiative fills “the void and boredom”, allowing spectators to “forget some of their troubles”, he said.But enthusiasm this year is still not the same as for previous championships, said Abdelbasit, who claims he has followed games for the past 30 years.“Before there used to be great excitement and cheering, but at the camp the spectators don’t clap except if a goal is scored.”“The war has affected this generation, depriving it of sport for seven years,” he said.But Abdelbasit remained optimistic for the future.“We hope to watch the next World Cup in our homes,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A local charity is screening all World Cup matches for free at the Ain Issa camp © AFP / Delil SOULEIMANAIN ISSA, Syrian Arab Republic, Jun 19 – At a camp for the displaced in northern Syria, men and boys huddled near a projector to watch some of the world’s best footballers play on the side of a tent.For these soccer enthusiasts uprooted by Syria’s seven-year war, World Cup games such as these offer brief respite from their woes and the daily grind at the camp.last_img read more

talkSPORT’s Drivetime special with Jamie Carragher

first_imgLiverpool legend and highly respected football pundit Jamie Carragher joins Adrian Durham to chat about the biggest talking points in football as co-host of talkSPORT’s ever opinionated Drivetime show.He discusses a plethora of topics, including Liverpool’s failed pursuit of Virgil van Dijk, Harry Kane’s potential to be a future Ballon d’Or winner, and the issues facing Arsenal ahead of a challenging summer.Plus, Carragher assesses England’s latest crop of talent in light of the U-20’s reaching the World Cup final, and his opinions on the state of international football as a whole.last_img read more


first_imgGeraldine McLaughlin:Geraldine McLaughlin hit 3-08 including a couple of penalties as Donegal Ladies eased to a comfortable 4-17 to 2-05 Lidl Division 2 win over Sligo in Tourlestrane today.Yvonne McMonagle also grabbed 1-04 to make it three wins from three this campaign.It was actually Sligo who started the better of the two sides, hitting a goal past Glenswilly’s Laura Gallagher to take an early two point advantage. A McLaughlin point after 20 minutes edged Donegal in front, only for Sligo to find the net again to regain the advantage.Donegal worked hard against a decent Sligo team and led 1-09 to 2-02 at the break.It was a different Donegal in the second half and slowly their better play was rewarded as they stretched the lead in the final quarter.#serioussupport  GERALDINE McLAUGHLIN HITS 17 AS DONEGAL LADIES TROUNCE SLIGO IN LIDL DIVISION 2 was last modified: February 14th, 2016 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:#serioussupportdonegal ladiesLGFALidl Division 2Sligo Ladieslast_img read more


first_imgA catalogue of events across the county will mark the transformation from Donegal Vocational Education Committee to the Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB).Donegal ETB’S remit encompasses Second Level Schools and Colleges, Basic, Further and Community Education, Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Youth Work, the Adult Learner Guidance Service and Donegal Music Education Partnership. Current FÁS training provision will also be under the remit of Donegal ETB.To celebrate the launch, Donegal ETB will have events running in communities all across the county during the week of 21st to 25th October and everyone is invited to join in. Referring to the upcoming launch and week of events, Shaun Purcell, Chief Executive Officer of Donegal ETB said the he and his staff are looking forward to celebrating and engaging with the local communities.“As an Education and Training Board, we are fully committed to facilitating people in communities across the county to avail of and enjoy the opportunities that quality education and training can provide,” he stated.“Helping students and adult learners achieve their individual goals and reach their potential is what we are about.”The themes for the week of celebrations are: Monday Celebration of Co. Donegal VEC (Past)Tuesday Enterprise EducationWednesday Health and WellbeingThursday Education ConferenceFriday The Arts, Culture and Irish Enterprise Education EventOn Tuesday, 22nd October, teams from all around the county will compete for an Enterprise Award at this event to be held in An Dánlann at LYIT.Teams will present the enterprising ideas to some of Co. Donegal’s leading businesses and employers, with each team being mentored by final year students of Business Studies at LYIT.I nGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada ar Oileán Árainn Mhóir beidh meantóirí ó Údarás na Gaeltachta ag teacht chun labhairt le na ranganna sinsearacha agus comhairle a thabhairt leo ar chomhlacht fiontraíochta a chur ar bun sa scoil. Health and WellbeingGartan Outdoor Education Centre always delivers education, enjoyment and excitement in equal measure. On Wednesday 23rd October, there are morning and afternoon sessions in Canadian Canoeing and Rafting, Mountain Bike Skills, Archery, and much more. All proceeds in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation and Autism Ireland. Booking essential on (074) 9137032 or office@gartan.comLetterkenny will host the ETB’s first 5k Fun Walk/Run on Wednesday, 23rd October. The flat course is suited to all, beginners to super sprinters with prizes for a variety of categories.Education ConferenceDonegal ETB will host an Education Conference on The Irish Education System: Changes and Challenges. With so much change taking place in Post Primary and Adult Education, in the context of a harsh economic climate, now is the time to explore whether our education system as it stands is fit for purpose and whether it is possible for it to adapt to meet the multiple needs of individuals, community and society. The Keynote Speaker is Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University.The Arts, Culture and IrishDonegal ETB will round off the week with an eclectic array of events including: a book launch of ETB Student Writings by Carmel Harrington, renowned author of Beyond Grace’s Rainbow (Winner of the March 2013 Kindle Book Award); Art Exhibitions in Gortahork, Buncrana, Lifford, Letterkenny and Ballyshannon; the Youthreach Dragon is likely to show up in Inishowen; a céile on the beach on Arranmore; and a people maze and zombie walk in Bundoran!With such diversity, there’s something for everyone.For further information on these events, and many more, call into your local ETB school or centre, email or log on to www.donegaletb.ieGiven the growing popularity of social media in learning and in society, you can also find Donegal ETB on Facebook and Twitter.MAJOR EVENTS TO LAUNCH DONEGAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING BOARD was last modified: October 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal VECEducation Training Boardlast_img read more

Battle looms at City Hall

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Get ready for another showdown at City Hall. A local residents’ group is vowing just that after learning last week that Chuck Fuentes, a waste-fighting consultant brought in by the Pico Rivera City Council six months ago, is seeking the job of city manager. “It was to be expected, but it isn’t right,” said Virginia Aguirre of Pico Rivera Community for Truth in Politics, which has criticized Fuentes’ main supporter, City Councilman Ron Beilke. The group will show up in force at the council’s Dec. 6 meeting, Aguirre promised, and will urge the council not to hire Fuentes as city manager. “If the City Council hires him they are cutting their own throats. It could mean a re- call,”she said. In the city’s highly factional political scene, many of Beilke’s supporters in his successful run for the council in March now belong to the Truth in Politics group. The organization has since turned against the councilman, accusing him of ignoring his campaign promises. His strong support of Fuentes has made the latter a target of the group. But Aguirre said Fuentes’ lack of a four-year college degree is one of her group’s main gripes. “Nowadays people need to have bachelor’s and even a master’s degree to be hired for a management job,” she said. City officials say having a bachelor’s degree was never a hiring prerequisite for the job of city manager. However, the requirement is mandatory for the open positions of finance and public works directors. City Councilman Gregory Salcido, who sought but failed to terminate the city’s consulting contract with Fuentes at the council’s meeting last week, said hiring him as the city manager would pose an ethical conflict. “All interested individuals are welcome to apply, but I cannot see any legitimate scenario in hiring someone with a lack of education and obvious political connections to our current City Council,” he said. The city manager’s job pays $150,000 a year. The position has been open since April, when a new council majority, created with Beilke’s election, fired former City Manager Dennis Courtemarche. “I applied because I don’t think anyone can do a better job than me,” said Fuentes, who was hired at Beilke’s urging as a $5,500-a-month consultant last May. His main duties have been to reorganize city departments, streamline its operations and find savings in consolidating positions or eliminating some jobs altogether. “I know what direction the council wants to go in and believe I am the best equipped to help them reach their goals,” he said. Fuentes said, while he has no college degree, he has many years experience in California politics and government. “Let’s just say I have a doctorate in the school of hard knocks,” he said. He worked as chief administrative officer for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where he also served as a political and policy advisor to former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn, according to Fuentes’ resume. He also has worked as chief of staff for Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, and served for 26 years on the Democratic State Central Committee. He believes his ties to Beilke, whom he has know since both of them worked on the re-election campaigns of Napolitano, is the main reason the Truth in Politics group opposes his application for city manager. “I have become the lightning rod for their animosity because they don’t like the changes that are going on that have been embraced by the silent majority of Pico Rivera,” he said. But Fuentes is just one among 27 people who have applied for the city manager’s job. A three-person panel that included acting City Manager Debbie Lopez, Santa Fe Springs City Manager Fred Latham and Gateway Cities Council of Governments Executive Director Dick Powers is charged with selecting three finalists for the manager position. Beilke said the council hopes to make its final selection sometime next month. “I think (Fuentes) is qualified and should definitely be given the same opportunity as anyone else who applied,” he said. (562)698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more


first_imgCentury Cinemas in Letterkenny is lining up a feast of live performances.A feast of culture is to be screened at Century Cinemas.Be it ballet, opera or classical music, people from across Donegal need no longer jump on a plane and go to London or New York to enjoy the Nutcracker or classical symphonies.All the events will be streamed live via satellite and will include Live From New York the world’s greatest opera from the stage of the Metropolitan, to the captivating Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow and not forgetting the invigorating Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin. The METs Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky will open the season on Saturday 05 October, followed by many other amazing performances such as Puccini’s Tosca and Mozarts Così Fan Tutte.The Bolshoi Ballet presents Grigorovich’s Spartacus and Sleeping Beauty is the Christmas ballet this season, while the South American conductor Gustavo Dudamel will lead the way with the Berlin Philharmonic.Further events are yet to be announced.To book your ticket and find out more information on all our events please visit or call the box office on 074 9121976.  A FEAST OF OPERA, BALLET AND CLASSICAL FOR CENTURY CINEMAS was last modified: September 30th, 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:Century Cinemaslast_img read more


first_imgST EUNAN’S girls and boys U14 teams head to the South East tomorrow – to represent Donegal in the Féile Peil Na nÓg.The girls team claimed the 2014 Donegal U13 A Championship title when they defeated Moville in the final last November.They have progressed to the semi-finals of this year’s U14 A Championship after defeating Glenfin on Tuesday evening. Team managers Marty McCarron and Eunan Walsh along with mentors Elaine McGovern and Breda Kelly had the very difficult task of whittling the squad down to 24 players for Féile and will hopeful the girls will give a good account of themselves as they travel Baltinglass in Wicklow as the recent run of championship matches will have the girls in good stead for the test that lies ahead where they will face opposition from their hosts as well as Naomh Eoin, Carlow and Oliver Plunketts / Eoghan Ruadh, Dublin in Division 2.The team is backboned by several members of the Donegal U14 panel that has reached the All-Ireland B Final that is set for July 4th and is managed by St Eunan’s coach Greg Harkin, who managed the club side to that U13 title last year.Baltinglass are probably Wicklow’s best known club enjoying great success at Senior level having won 9 out of 10 championships between 1985 and 1994 that included an 8-in-a-row (they have won 21 to date) and in 1990 they claimed the ultimate prize of the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship.Their most famous players are Wicklow’s only ever All-Star Kevin O’Brien (now the club Coaching Officer) and Hugh Kenny who now manages their boys U14 Féile team. In recent years they have won several underage titles in both boys and girls football and are the reigning County Senior Ladies Football Champions.Club spokesman John Bookle said his club were looking forward to hosting in this year’s Féile, “We are looking forward to welcoming the Girls of St. Eunan’s and the Boys of Galbally to West Wicklow this year. Preparations started some months back and currently the club is a hive of activity. They are looking forward to the opportunity to give all visiting players a positive, memorable experience.”St Eunan’s U14 boys football squad qualified for the National Finals of Féile by winning their Donegal U13 Co. A Championship (2014).Indeed this side has enjoyed considerable success in recent years winning the Go Games Donegal finals with both their teams in 2013.The side contains six dual players who recently helped the U14 Eunan’s hurling team clinch a national title. The team is managed by Joe Higgins, John Ellison and Pauric Daly and will be based in the South Wicklow area of Tinahely and will compete against teams from Gusserane, Wexford; Ardboe, Tyrone and Tinahely, Wicklow in the group stages.Quarter finals in both the Féile Cup and Shield are in Wexford Town on the Saturday and all involved are aware of the challenge involved in reaching this stage. The National semi-finals and finals are pencilled in for Sunday at the Wicklow Centre of Excellence.So the Feile Peil na nÓg weekend be a challenging test for all concerned given the logistics and travel between venues and the quality of the opposition. Team manager Joe Higgins points to the goal of the team coaches in encouraging each member of the squad to continually work on improving their skills so that they progress through the club’s established coaching structures.St. Eunan’s will be hoping that last week’s successes on the Camogie and Hurling fields will inspire the footballers this weekend in the sunny south-east. Six of the girls football team played in that Camogie success. Some of the players of both teams are pictured at Brian McCormick Sports in Letterkenny with their new club colours ahead of their trip tomorrow.ST EUNAN’S U14 TEAMS GET KITTED OUT FOR FÉILE PEIL NA nÓG was last modified: June 25th, 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:BaltinglassdonegalFeilePeil Na nOgSt EunansWicklowlast_img read more