LONDON, England (AP): Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) moved ahead of Arsenal to take control of their Champions League group with a 2-2 draw in north London yesterday. Lucas Moura’s header was helped over the line by Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi in the 78th minute as PSG retrieved a point in Group A. Edinson Cavani had given the French capital club the lead at the Emirates Stadium but Olivier Giroud levelled from the penalty spot just before half time. Arsenal went in front in fortuitous circumstances on the hour when the ball pinged off Marco Verratti and into his own net. There was a glaring miss from Cavani before Lucas met a corner from Hatem Ben Arfa to ensure PSG rose above Arsenal on goal difference heading into the final group-stage games next month. Top spot secures a game in the round of 16 against a group runner-up, but whether that is an advantage will only become clearer after the knockout phase draw. Both German champion Bayern Munich and Manchester City will finish in second place, and holder Real Madrid are also currently a runner-up. Bayern Munich had to settle for second best after losing to tenacious Russian club FC Rostov 3-2 in their contest. Bayern had already qualified but will now finish second in Group D thanks to Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 win over Eindhoven. Rostov was already eliminated, but can reach the Europa League. Two months after beating Rostov 5-0, Bayern struggled to deal with Rostov’s rapid counterattacks as well as a never-say-die spirit which brought it back from 1-0 down to claim arguably the most famous win in the club’s history. Bayern’s Douglas Costa scored the opening goal in the first half, blasting the ball into the roof of the net after Rostov defender Cesar Navas failed to clear properly. Rostov striker Sardar Azmoun showed the skill which has seen him linked to top clubs around Europe to draw level eight minutes later, just before half time. Azmoun charged into the Bayern box and sent Jerome Boateng sprawling with a smart feint before hitting the ball low past Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, starting in place of the rested Manuel Neuer. PENALTY SCORED Rostov took the lead after the break when Boateng brought down Christian Noboa in the box and Dmitry Poloz stepped up to hit the penalty low and hard past Ulreich. Five minutes later, Bayern pulled level again when Juan Bernat scored with a fierce shot from a narrow angle. Noboa hit the winner in the 67th, curling a 20m free kick over the Bayern wall and into the bottom-right corner. Bayern laid siege to Rostov’s goal late on, but the Russians clung on for the win, blocking shots and packing the box until the final whistle. Manchester City drew 1-1 away to Bayer Monchengladbach, Besiktas came from three goals down to draw 3-3 with Benfica, Barcelona tagged Celtic 2-0 on the road, while the Ludogorets vs Basel and Napoli vs Dynamo Kiev games both ended 0-0.
Abraham Pelham, considered Liberia’s top fashion designer with a client portfolio that includes President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, recently had a sold out fashion show aimed at raising funds to provide 2000 rain coats for disadvantaged Liberian children.On July 19, 2014, scores of high profile personalities including the President graced the Monrovia City Hall ballroom to see the latest fashion opus by Abraham Pelham.According to Pelham, the proceeds from his charity fashion show will ensure that at least 2000 Liberian children are suited up with rain gear for the rainy season. Who wouldn’t want even a strip of fabric designed by Pelham? Among the crowd favorites was a dress priced at US$3,000, with very elegant hues of lime green embedded in its fabric. Surprisingly, but not a shock to any of Mr. Pelham’s clients, every garment at the show was sold, one of which was auctioned for a deal – US$1,500. In addition to his gorgeous dresses, Brussels Airlines donated a first-class roundtrip ticket Monrovia-New York that was auctioned at US$5,000.“In Paris we see the kids prepared for the rain, but why aren’t our kids in Liberia prepared? It really bothered me and I was going to do a little show for my friend but then the idea hit me, we should bring awareness to this,” he said during an interview with LIB Life.It takes a lot to notice the little things in Liberia and Mr. Pelham’s charity initiative could go a long way for many children who have to walk distances to school under the rain. “When I tell this story I get very emotional,” Pelham continues. “I came to Liberia almost a few months ago to do a training program involving children, but I had to work in Buchanan as well. I’ve never been here during the rainy season; there are a lot of things that I forgot about. On my way to Buchanan I saw children under the rain. It’s like we’re getting immune to what we see, when it’s constant it becomes a part of life, like a fabric of life. We don’t know where the next president will come from and I don’t know who the next vice president will be, it could be anyone of these kids on the road under the rain and the amazing thing about it is, despite the rain, it will happen.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
For almost a decade since the ascendency of a Harvard educated public administrator and Africa’s first female democratically elected President, Liberia’s education system has been inundated with disparagement emanating from the power that be, members of the ruling establishment as well as scores of Liberians and foreigners alike. Take for instance; President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf branded the entire education system as “a mess”. Moreover, in the words of President Sirleaf as expressed in the 2012 Annual Message to the National Legislature: “Our sixth and ninth graders are below average in math and reading, and our twelfth graders rank near the bottom. Many of our students graduating from high school and college are reading and writing at the junior high or elementary school level”. Despondently, Madam President admitted in her recent State of the Nation Address that the quality of education has declined even further citing the failure of students in the entrance exam of the state-run University of Liberia and in the substandard WAEC exams. More to the point, the President neglectfully expatiated in an address delivered on December 19, 2012 marking the commencement convocation of the University of Liberia that universities in Liberia are not producing the desire human resource capacity much needed to develop the country. Let’s face it; perhaps, no president in the history of Liberia has so generically criticized, belittled and degraded the education system like Madam President.Of course, it is an obvious fact that after years of intermittent civil conflict, the education system is faced with enormous challenges and in dire need of reform, recovery, and renewal. Howbeit, the incessant denigration of the education system for far too long without workable or tangible or realistic or holistic solution further delineates the utmost gravity for which the problem still persist. Blame Shaping GameMany Liberians from all walks of life have begun raising eyebrows and questioning the truest motive behind the unceasing censure on the education system. Some have queried the length of time it will take to fix the educational mess. While others have pin pointed if the WAEC exams and University of Liberia placement tests could be used as the only yardsticks and criteria to assess the entire education system. Several people are yet to comprehend who is responsible for the disgusting, disheartening, and disappointing education system, inasmuch as President Sirleaf shapes blame on the failure of students in WAEC and University of Liberia entrance exams. On the other hand, most students complain about the lack of qualified teachers, inadequate textbooks, absence of libraries, unequipped laboratories, and skyrocketing tuitions and other fees in the midst of extreme poverty. Every so often, competent teachers express discontentment about salaries and accompanying benefits as well as research incentive and overall welfare. School administrators raise a ruckus on the high cost of operation. A number of educational activists go off the deep end concerning academic malpractices, briberies, sex for grades, unavailability of textbooks, unrefined curriculum to commensurate with present day realities, inadequate furniture in most public schools coupled with compounded students’ attitude towards acquiring education. Furthermore, a large number of parents and guardians have highlighted the need for the Government of Liberia to take its responsibilities serious and begin the work of ensuring every citizen has access to topnotch education.Fragmentary ProgressBe that as it may, the government under the watchful eye of President Sirleaf has constructed more public schools, renovated dilapidated school buildings, and provided additional subsidies to institutions of learning. Undeniably, several schools have been constructed or renovated without adequate or qualified instructional staffs while in other parts of the country and even along a two-mile road that leads to the historic City of Marshall, there is completely no public school. Irrefutably, a number of schools have been erected across the country; however, many are without furniture, library, and laboratory let alone recreational centers. Indisputably, the government has unevenly provided subsidies to tertiary institutions and selected secondary schools, yet tuitions and other fees continue to go through the ceiling. Undoubtedly, the government has passed a brilliant Education Reform Act of 2010 which speaks of the establishment of County School Board charged with the responsibility of regulating academic activities in the county as well as the provision of free education from primary to junior high in all public schools among other things; nonetheless, the County School Board including the free elementary and junior public school education and the free and compulsory primary education have so far proven to be impracticable. Hence, many people cogitate if the President’s recent pronouncement to provide free education for girls in secondary school could even be achievable. Unquestionably, the salaries and wages of public school teachers double most private school teachers, but bribery, collusion and academic malpractices remain customary. In spite of the glaring fact that the Government of Liberia with support from international partners and friendly nations had revamped the entire teacher training institutes across the country and provided tuition free programs for the Medical, Agriculture, and Teachers Colleges at the University of Liberia along with monthly stipends for students; many illustrious students are not fascinated about the manners and forms in which teachers are being treated. Thus, only a handful of young people choose to seek admission in the Teachers College. Likewise, some patient, passionate, and perseverant students who opt to study medicine and agriculture in order to significantly contribute to the healthcare delivery system and food production of the country are too often denied the chance to achieve their full potential and measure of happiness due to the constant threats and intimidations stemming from professors or instructors.Above and beyond, the Government has developed a revised Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) policy and continues to expand technical and vocational training opportunities through the advancement of Booker Washington Institute (BWI), strengthened partnership with the Liberia Opportunities Industrialization Center (LOIC) together with the Liberian National Red Cross alongside other local partners, and diligently sought support from the People’s Republic of China to upgrade the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC). Then again, the inadequate hands-on and minds-on training as well as decent and quality jobs for graduates of these institutions are all too often not forth coming due to lackadaisical comportment on the part of the government. More than ever before the government has prioritized politicizing and boasting about the construction of community colleges in certain parts of the country with little or no trained professional staffers, lack of basic logistics, and inappropriate programs. To a greater extent, most of the community colleges are not even functional, but only meant to proffer thrives for tertiary education. Cleaning the MessIn this 21st Century when most nations are significantly advancing in all aspects of education, Liberia’s education system which was once upon a time in the limelight of excellence and citadel of topnotch education shouldn’t be about perpetual criticism or blame shaping or continuous excuses. Now is the time to ensure accessible, affordable, effective, efficient, and state-of-the-art education for all irrespective of creed, status, gender, and affiliation. With education for all, young minds will be developed to build new roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals across the country. Education for all will ensure the construction of factories to produce goods with the inscription “Made in Liberia”; on top of other basic infrastructural facilities to better the standards of living and improve clean energy and water. Besides, education for all will fill the knowledge gap through the development of human resource capacity of young people thereby yielding more medical practitioners, engineers, business tycoons, entrepreneurs, lawyers, social workers, educationalists, scientists, and other specialists to tackle the difficulties now and future challenges that lie ahead. Investment in the development of human resource capacity within the public sector will decrease government’s expenditure on consultancy and provide employment opportunities that boost the economy.The time has come for President Sirleaf to stop utilizing WAEC exams and University of Liberia placement tests as benchmark and assessment framework to evaluate the education system. The President and hierarchies at the Ministry of Education should retooled the assessment of the education system instead of using the old-fashioned and repetitious WAEC exams and University of Liberia entrance exams to appraise the education system. The time has come for President Sirleaf, member of the ruling establishment, and key decision makers to ensure that there is dignity and worth in earning Liberian education. The time has come for President Sirleaf to stop the overgeneralization of the education system and respect those who meritoriously acquired Liberian education and as well create a broad and level playing field, where people are allowed to compete despite school of origin. This would help to inspire many Liberians to strive for academic excellence and excel beyond imagination, because they would definitely have role models. After all, many scholars and researchers have theorized that it is not the school one graduates from that matters most, but rather it is the ability to prove oneself. In so doing, President Sirleaf should contemplate on providing an enabling environment, where competition would exist, instead of continuously vouching that Western or foreign educated Liberians have the requisite skills and technical know-how it takes to get the job done. Absolutely, a lot of people do appreciate the tremendous contributions of most Western or foreign educated Liberians, but the fact remains that there are some who have got bogus academic credentials with very poor performance while others are using the country as an intermittent earning destination at the detriment of the already poverty-stricken Liberians. With an ambitious plan to create middle income class in 2030, the government needs to focus on investing in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education as developed by Youth Exploring Solutions, an accredited nonprofit, passionate and leading voluntary grassroots youth-led development organization. The government should also begin to invest in research so as to provide grant opportunities to institutions of learning and individuals to undertake various projects ranging from science and technology, to food and agriculture, to business and finance, to education and health. With resources available for research, professors will begin to write Liberian text books in different disciplines and field of studies. This would also breed Liberia’s next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors, authors, and innovators that will rebuild the broken fabrics of their war-torn country. In addition, the government should think about providing subsidies to all educational institutions so as to improve the standard of learning. Notwithstanding, school authorities should stop being only keen towards collecting tuitions and other fees; instead, they should concentrate on providing quality education above everything else and also put into place various strategies to demand students’ credentials and conduct background check to ascertain the students’ academic records in previous school attended.The government as a regulatory and a service provider in the educational sector should ensure reduction of tuitions and other fees among every private institution in the country rather than finding flimsy excuses. As a matter of fact, the government has the statutory responsibility to regulate and grant operational license to all institutions of learning and ensure that schools are in conformity with established standards. Therefore, it beats one imagination to comprehend why the government will articulate that it does not have regulating power to reduce skyrocketing tuitions and other fees in private institutions.In the midst of the deadly Ebola, despite massive reduction in the number of persons being infected; the government and its partners including international nongovernmental organizations, civil society and community based organizations need to put into place school safety protocols, provide anti-Ebola materials, conduct training workshops for teachers and other faculty, ensure the provision of psychosocial therapists and hygiene instructors, and provide spacious and limited number of students per class so that students don’t contract the Ebola virus disease. It is on to every Liberian to set their sight higher and begin the work of fixing the educational mess through our own imagination, creativity, culture and a sense of national pride. It is on to us to begin teaching every child to learn how to read. It is on to us to put aside petty jealous, partisanship, corruption, greed for power and wealth in reshaping Liberia’s education system for the betterment of our country and its people. It is on to us to take collective, decisive, and proactive actions in swinging the educational pendulum of Liberia from criticism to pragmatism. Together, we can work overtime to tackle the long-standing education challenges.About the author: Mr. Stephen B. Lavalah is an advocate and the Founder & Executive Director of Youth Exploring Solutions (YES), a passionate, non-profit and voluntary grassroots youth-led development organization. For more information about YES’ work in Liberia, please visit http://www.liberiayes.org. The views expressed are the author’s own and do not represent YES.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Killbillies held their annual Burger ‘N’ Beer Fundraiser Wednesday night at Casey’s Pub.The Killbillies raffled off team merchandise and did other fundraisers for their trip to the Flat Track Fever tournament in Calgary. Flat Track Fever is taking place May 11th-13th. The team sold more tickets to the fundraiser then expected selling just over 80 tickets.The Killbillies have been hosting “Fresh Meat Tuesdays” which gives local ladies who have never rollerskated before the chance to learn about roller-derby with the coaches and other members of the team.- Advertisement -Fort St. John is set to do battle with the Grand Prairie Radleak Rollers in their home opener in just over a week’s time. Killbillies spokesperson “Daniboyyyy” explained that both teams have entirely new rosters so it is anyone’s game.The Killbilies’ home opener takes place at 6:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena on Saturday, April 28th.
1 Morgan Schneiderlin Morgan Schneiderlin has suggested he could make a fresh attempt to leave Southampton for a ‘big club’ next summer.The midfielder demanded a move away from St Mary’s in the close season amid interest from his former manager Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham but his attempt to quit the south coast club was blocked by Saints chiefs.The Frenchman, who has also been eyed by Arsenal, has gone on to play a key role in Southampton’s stunning start to the campaign, with Ronald Koeman’s men currently sitting second in the Premier League.But Schneiderlin is refusing to commit his long-term future to the Saints, with the 25-year-old warning he could look to leave at the end of the season if the club do not remain in the Champions League places.In an interview on the France Football Federation’s official website, he said: “A career passes quickly and I want to play for a big club.“Today I am at Southampton. We are second in the Premier League, it is going well. We’ll see at the end of the season what will happen if we are still in the Champions League places and I will make the choice. I will see with my club.”
Sean Mac Cumhaills Club NotesSENIOR MANAGERSSean Mac Cumhaills wish to invite applicants for the positions of Senior Football Manager and Senior Hurling Manager. Applicants can apply by contacting Chairman Terry O Reilly (086) 609 5347 or by emailing email@example.comClosing date for receipt of applications is Fri 19th Dec.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 2,11,12 and 21. There were three match three winners.Angela Dunnion, Sabrina McGahern & Ann Dunnion receive €60 each. Next weeks jackpot is €2800 MINOR BOARD AGMThe Minor Board held their AGM in the club last Thursday. The following were returned as the principal officers. Darren Collins-Chairman. Bryan Cannon-Secretary, Paddy Mullins -Assist Secretary, Luke Gavigan- Treasurer, Chris Doherty -Assist Treasurer. Best of luck to everybody for the coming year.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR VACANT SENIOR MANAGER JOB was last modified: December 8th, 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSport
The list of nominees for the 2015 Donegal Sports Star Awardsfunction, which takes place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday 29thJanuary, has been released.Over 190 names have been listed for awards in 40 categories.Just two people, athlete Kieran Murray from Ramelton and Buncranagolfer Oliver Doherty, know they will definitely be receivingawards on the night. Doherty won a silver medal at the World Special Olympics in LosAngeles at the end of July giving him the Special Athlete categoryaward.In August there was double gold for Murray at the World TransplantGames in Argentina. Murray who is a kidney transplant recipient wasfirst in the 5k and 1,500 metres and also took bronze in the 800m atthe global games.2015 Donegal Sports Star Awards NomineesAppreciationAdrian Glackin, GlenswillyFinn Harps Schools ProgrammeJohn Wilkie, Dromore, LetterkennyMary Martin, Finn Valley Fit 4 Life, CloghanMick Murphy, GlenswillyWilliam Boyle, Cumann Na gCurach, Gaoth Dobhair AthleticsAnne Marie McGlynn, Letterkenny A.C.Hugh Gallagher, CarrigartMark English, UCD A.C.Mary McLoone, Tirconaill A.C.BadmintonChloe Magee, RaphoeJoshua Magee, RaphoeRachael Darragh, RaphoeSam Magee, RaphoeBasketball Andrew McGeever, Letterkenny Blaze / Ravens & St. Vincent’s / DCUKatherine Kelly, Letterkenny BlazeLaura Kealy, Letterkenny BlazePádraig McGettigan, Letterkenny Blaze & St. Eunans CollegeSeán McGettigan, Letterkenny Blaze / Ravens, North Star & St. Eunans CollegeBoxingBrett McGinty, Oakleaf A.B.C.Donna Barr, Twin Towns Boxing ClubLabhaoise Clarke, Carndonagh A.B.C.Maeve McCarron, Carrigart A.B.C.Mark McCole, Dungloe A.B.C.Clay Pigeon Shooting Paddy Brown, Carrigans & St. Johnston Gun ClubGareth Warren, Carrigans & St. Johnston Gun ClubJim Doherty, NewtowncunninghamCyclingAmanda Gallagher, Errigal Cycling ClubCiara Doogan, Errigal Cycling ClubShauna McFadden, LetterkennyDartsJohn Flood, MilfordJordan Boyce, NewtowncunninghamPaddy Boyce, NewtowncunninghamEquestrianErin Crawford, CastlefinGavin Harley, Rathdonnell, LetterkennyKenneth Graham, MuffMary Devine, LetterkennyTyrone Flanagan, CastlefinGAAAmy Boyle Carr, GlentiesEmer Gallagher, TermonFrank McGlynn, GlenfinnGeraldine McLaughlin, TermonPaddy McBrearty, KilcarTreasa Doherty, CarndonaghGolfBrendan McGrath, LetterkennyJack Duffy, Buncrana Golf ClubOliver Doherty, BuncranaGymnasticsEilíse McLaughlin, LetterkennyPatrick Quinlivan, LetterkennyHockeyAlexander Tinney, Raphoe Hockey ClubBen Wallace, Raphoe Hockey ClubMatthew Lecky, Raphoe Hockey ClubHurlingJamsie Donnelly, Seán MacCumhaill’sMark Callaghan, SetantaRonan McDermott, BurtMartial ArtsBrian “Barney” Coyle, RameltonCiarán Crawford, LiffordDean McDaid, BridgendElaine Dullaghan North West Shotokan Karate ClubJoseph Duffy, Burtonport & WalesMind SportsBilly Kelly, Illies, BuncranaJohn Joe McGee, BuncranaMotor CyclingCaolán Irwin, KilmacrennanRhys Irwin, KilmacrennanMotor SportDeclan Gallagher, Ardara & Ryan Moore, LetterkennyDonagh Kelly, Frosses & Kevin Flanagan, NewtowncunninghamKeilan Woods, ConvoyManus Kelly, Glenswilly & Donal Barrett, MilfordRory Kennedy, LetterkennyPool/SnookerAidan Devenney, North West Snooker Club, LetterkennyRonan Whyte, North West Snooker Club, LetterkennyShaun Sharkey, DungloePower LiftingJohn Watson, LetterkennyMaria McShane, RaphoePaulina Coleman, StranorlarSinead Doherty, LetterkennyPrimary SchoolDooish N.S., BallybofeyKilmacrennan N.S.Scoil an Aingil Choimheádaí, Keadue, BurtonportScoil Náisiúnta An Choimín, An ChlochánScoil Naomh Fiachra, IllistrinScoil Mhuire gan Smál, Leitir CeanainnScoil Mhuire N.S., RameltonPrimary School Sports BoyAdam Mc Daid, St. Mura’s N.S., Tooban, BurnfootBoyd Russell, Gartan N.S., ChurchillLuke Mag Fhloinn, Scoil Náisiúnta An Choimín, An ChlochánMícheal Ó Raghallaigh, Scoil Náisiúnta, Ghort a’ ChoirceOisín Farren, Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin, Leitir CeanainnOisin Kelly, Kilmacrennan N.S.Oisín Marley, Dromore N.S., Crossroads, KillygordonOran Wallace, Scoil Chróine, DungloeRemy Moran, Scoil Fhionáin, An Fál CarraghPrimary School Sports GirlCaoimhe Nig Fhloinn, Scoil Náisiúnta An Choimín, An ChlochánKeeva Thompson, Dooish N.S., BallybofeyNatasha Doherty, St. Baithin’s N.S., St. JohnstonPrecious Aduaka, Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Leitir CeanainnRachel Gallagher, St. Naul’s N.S., Keelogs, InverShannen Ní Chuinneagáin, Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin, Leitir CeanainnPrimary School Sports TeacherFionnuala Diver, Dooish N.S., BallybofeyIrene Mc Fadden, Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Leitir CeanainnMichael Regan, Scoil Mhuire, GlentiesOrla Sullivan, Scoil Mhuire N.S., RameltonRowingCaitriona Solan, Cumann Ramhaíochta TráighéanachHudie Coyle, Cumann Na GCurrach Cloich Cheann FhaolaSinead Jennings, LetterkennyRugbyJoseph Dunleavy, LetterkennyKatie Norris, MovilleLarissa Muldoon, Cappry, BallybofeyNora Stapleton, FahanSecondary SchoolColáiste Ailigh, Leitir CeanainnLoreto Secondary School, LetterkennyMulroy College, MilfordSecondary School Sports BoyBJ Banda, Royal & Prior Comprehensive School, RaphoeDanny Rodgers, Rosses Community School, DungloeFergus Cox, Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaGareth Doherty, St. Columba’s College, StranorlarGeorgie Kelly, Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaIan Brennan, St. Columba’s College, StranorlarJack Blake, St. Columba’s College, StranorlarJames Kelly, Royal & Prior Comprehensive School, RaphoeJames Loughrey, Crana College, BuncranaSeosamh Ó Donnléibhe, Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir CeanainnSecondary School Sports GirlAine Kerr, Deele College, RaphoeÁine McGettigan, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyArlene Crossan, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyBridget McDyre, Rosses Community School, DungloeCaoimhe Walsh, Mulroy College, MilfordCiana Brogan, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyEmma Harvey, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyJade Leeper, St. Columba’s College, StranorlarJanine Boyle, St. Columba’s College, StranorlarKatherine Kelly, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyKirsty Mc Ilwaine, Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir CeanainnLaura Kealy, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyMarie O’Reilly Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny,Mya Alcorn, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyNicole Gordon, Carndonagh Community SchoolShauna McFadden, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyTyler Toland, Deele College, RaphoeZoe Green, Mulroy College, MilfordSecondary School Sports TeacherDeirdre Mannering, Loreto Secondary School, LetterkennyKeith Ó Comhain, Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir CeanainnSean McFadden, Mulroy College, MilfordSoccerBilly Junior Banda, Finn HarpsCorrie-Lee Bogan, CastlefinRaymond Foy, Finn HarpsZoe Green, Lagan HarpsZoe McGlynn, Lagan HarpsSpecial AthleteOliver Doherty, BuncranaSpecial RecognitionGary Mc Cullagh, Raphoe Boxing ClubMike Kelly, Raphoe (Target Shooting)Ollie Horgan, Finn HarpsPaul McCarron, Rathmullan (Fencing)Shaun Stewart, Creeslough (Adventure Racing)6 Peaks 3 Days Team, RameltonSt. Eunan’s 4 For Féile 2015 Sports ProjectSurf LifesavingPaddy Bond, LetterkennySarah Meehan, BallyshannonTriona McMenamin LetterkennySwimmingEadaoin O’Raw, City of Derry Swimming ClubKaren Crawford, Letterkenny (Open Water Swimming)TeamBallybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club (Mens J.B. Carr Team)Cumann Ramhaíochta Tráighéanach Mixed TeamDonegal Ladies U-14 GAA TeamDonegal Schoolboys 2002 Soccer SquadDonegal Senior Ladies GAA TeamDonegal Surf Lifesaving European Masters TeamFinesse Gymnastics Senior Display TeamFinn HarpsFinn Valley Vikings Power Lifting TeamInishowen Football League Oscar Traynor TeamLetterkenny Golf Club Seniors Men TeamLetterkenny Under 16 Boys Medley Relay Swimming TeamSt. Catherine’s Football Club, KillybegsSt. Eunan’s Under 14 Boys Football TeamThe Three Rivers Shotokan Club, LiffordTeam Manager/CoachDavy McLaughlin, Donegal Senior Ladies GAA TeamDiarmuid O’Brien, Inishowen Football League Oscar Traynor TeamJohn W. McNulty, Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club (Mens J.B. Carr Team)Lawrence Hegarty, Buncrana GAAMick Coleman, Finn Valley Vikings Power LiftingOllie Horgan, Finn HarpsPeter O’Donnell, Raphoe A.B.C.Teresa McDaid, Irish Cross Country CoachTransplant AthleteKieran Murray, Milford A.C.TriathlonAidan Callaghan, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubJohn Cannon, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubJohn Connaghan, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubPaul Rutherford, SligoSean McFadden, Letterkenny A.C.Siobhan Gallagher, Letterkenny 24-7 Triathlon ClubNAMES OF 190 NOMINEES FOR DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS REVEALED was last modified: January 7th, 2016 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 Sport Star AwardsNominees
2 England midfielder Dele Alli insists he has no concerns about losing his cool at the World Cup.The Tottenham playmaker has become a target as opposition players attempt to take advantage of his fiery streak.But Alli, who claims he has never seen footage of David Beckham’s red card against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup, expects his football to do the talking in Russia.“I am a big believer that you have to make mistakes to learn from them,” the 22-year-old was quoted as saying by various newspapers.“And, yeah, I feel I learned from the things I’ve done before, but it’s not something I worry about at all.“I haven’t seen the incident with Beckham but, you know, I feel I’ve got everything under control. getty Beckham was sent off at France 1998 for kicking out at Atletico Madrid boss Diego Siemone“That (opponents winding him up in Russia) is not going to be a problem.“Obviously, I’ve done some things before and people seem to think that will be a problem – but it’s not.” Alli insists he can keep his cool in Russia 2
Huston’s James Harden tries to get past Stephen Curry in game 4 (Photos by Agencies)National Basketball Association (NBA)Golden State Warriors 92-95 Huston RocketsOracle Arena, Oakland-CaliforniaSeven game series tied at 2-2Stephen Curry missed a late shot that would have tied the game and probably forced over time as the Huston Rockets won 95-92 in Oakland-California to level the best of seven series at 2 all.The usually reliable Curry missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with .5 seconds left and shot only 1-of-8 in the fourth quarter.However, the Warriors would not have been in such a position to win, without Curry’s third-quarter play. Then, Curry scored 17 points, while shooting 6-of-10 from the field and 5-of-8 from 3-point range.The loss ended Warriors 16 game home winning streak in the playoffs that stretches back to last season and gives the Rockets a slight advantage in the series as they (Houston) now have two home game out of the last three.James Herden registered a game high 30 points on the night on 11-of-26 shooting, adding four rebounds and as many assists to cup an impressive display that saw his side win its fourth post season game on the road.The game also saw Clint Capella register a joint game high 13 rebounds, level with GSW’s Draymond Green and Chris Paul notch a joint third high 27 points on a 10-of-20 clip.For the Warriors, star player Stephen Curry throw down a team high 28 points albeit on 10-of-26 shooting, one ahead of Kevin Durant who shot 9 of 24 from the field .It was a another disappointing display from Klay Thompson who managed only 10 points and zero assist in the 39 minutes he spent on the court.It did not appear the Warriors would need to worry after opening the game with 12 unanswered points. But then they did. Curry picked up his third foul as the Warriors led, 38-36, with 5:06 left in the second quarter.What they said after the game:Stephen Curry, GSW;“I could sit here and nitpick all you want.“I had some decent looks that didn’t go down, but that’s not why we lost.“You don’t know how long you can catch, turn and do that whole thing. So maybe rushed it a little bit.“Decent look, but you wish the game didn’t come down to that.Steve Kerr, Warriors head coach.“I’m always a proponent of pushing the ball off of a miss rather than taking a timeout and letting the defense set up, Kerr said about resisting calling a time out when Green grabbed the rebound and passed the ball to Durant with 12.2 seconds left.“I thought we’d get a better shot in transition and that’s why I let them play.Durant dribbled down the court and threw a bounce pass to Warriors guard Klay Thompson in the corner. With Thompson facing a double team with four seconds remaining, Green said he “tried calling timeout.” But as Kerr observed, “once he got trapped, at that point the officials weren’t looking and they’re not going to look down at our bench.Steve Kerr justified his decision not to call a late time out in game 4.The series now head to Houston for game five at the Toyota Center Friday morning at 03:00am.The game played in the series so far.Game 1. Huston 106 – 119 GSWGame 2. Huston 127 – 105 GSWGame 3. GSW 126 – 85 HustonGame 4. GSW 92-94 Huston.In the other final, Boston Celtics will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.The best of series in the East are also tied at 2-2 with Boston having the home court advantage.Comments Tags: GSWHouston RocketsNBA
Recent signing Yossi Benayoun is on QPR’s bench for the game against Leicester, who welcome back De Laet, Moore, James and Vardy.QPR: Green; Simpson, Dunne, Hill, Assou-Ekotto, Carroll, Barton, O’Neil, Kranjcar, Phillips, Austin.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Onuoha, Jenas, Henry, Hoilett, Benayoun.Leicester: Schmeichel; De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, Knockaert, James, Drinkwater, Dyer, Nugent, Vardy.Subs: Hammond; King, Schlupp, Taylor-Fletcher, Miquel, Logan, Wasilewski.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook