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Accused spotted at crime scene with firearm – Police witness

first_imgSmyth Street executionDuring day one of Morris Prince’s trial at the High Court on Wednesday, the jury heard that the defendant was not only seen with a gun at the crime scene but was later found with an article of clothing that was similar to one the shooter was clad in.Defendant Morris PrincePrince stands accused of the March 19, 2016 execution of businessman O’Riley Small, who met his demise as he was opening the gate at his Lot 2 Smyth Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown premises.During Wednesday’s proceedings, several witnesses took the stand, including Corporal Derwin Eastman, who related that he had seen the defendant, Prince, in a “crouched over” position at the crime scene with a gun and he said he asked him if the weapon was licensed. He detailed that later on, he went back to the scene to see if Morris was still there, but he had “left the scene”. Corporal Eastman said that they later went to the Rio Night Club where Morris was contacted and was later taken into custody.Charlene Forde, sister of the deceased man, also took the witness stand where she told the court that Small had worked as a security personnel at the Rio Night Club. She recounted that on the night before the shooting, her brother had come home and later left on a scooter for Rio.She said that March 19, 2016 happened to be her birthday, and noted that her brother came home at night and would usually call out for her to open the door. The witness further explained that on that fateful evening, after he called out, she was about to open the door and as she got up, she heard rapid gunshots and her brother say: “‘Ey, boy! ‘Ey!’”Forde told the jury that from her recollection, her brother’s assailant was about 6 feet, 2 inches tall and wore all black with a hoodie bearing a marijuana leaf. She testified to hearing her mother screaming and she ran to the back of the yard and saw her mother turn O’Riley, who was in a pool of what appeared to be blood. She said she went to Brickdam Police Station that same day, where she gave a statement to Sergeant Sarraabo.The jury later heard that a hoodie with a marijuana leaf was found when Police searched Prince’s “white Allion car”. Police Corporal Radcliff testified to going to the crime scene at 03:00h and then retrieving several pieces of ammunition that he handed over to ballistics expert Eon Jackson for testing. He said also that the spent shells were some 30 feet away from the body.Under cross-examination by Prince’s attorney, Mark Waldron, the witness admitted that he did not cause the spent shells to be tested for fingerprints, saying it would have been difficult to do so, since they were wet with what appeared to be blood. Radcliff disagreed with Waldron that a police station would be contaminated with gunshot residue.According to reports, the deceased was executed when he had reportedly entered his yard after he returned home from a night out. It was reported that he was approached by a man who discharged several rounds in his direction thus causing a multiplicity of injuries about the body. Tuanna Hardy, Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohammed are prosecuting the case.last_img read more

First draw complete at Alberta Dominion Provincial Championships

first_imgSteuber 6 Graham 4The morning draw from today is just wrapping up at the Fort St. John Curling Club. The next batch of games take place this afternoon at 2 p.m. with the evening set slated for 7 o’clock. Women:DuPont 12 – L’abbe 2Muise 10 – Alfrey 3Monk 9 – Snyder 2Advertisement Below are the results from yesterday’s opening draw:Men:Sherrard 7 – Zubot 2- Advertisement -Hoedl 5 – Langlois 2Venning 6 – Balderston 5Stewart 2 – Hansen 1Advertisementlast_img

Lekstrom back in B.C. Cabinet

first_imgSouth Peace MLA Blair Lekstrom has been named to the new cabinet.Lekstrom has taken on the roll of Minster of Transportation and Infrastructure.  Rich Coleman has been named to Minister of Energy.  Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm has been named a Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Gas to the Minister of Energy.- Advertisement -More to come shortly.last_img

DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS, AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSUlster Junior Shield Drumkeen United 1 Orchard F.C. 7Orchard United were the visitors to St Patrick’s Park on Saturday afternoon for this eventful Ulster Junior Shield Game. Played in Glorious Winter sunshine this game had a bit of everything. The Visitors took the lead after 15 minutes through Gavin Mc Brearty and doubled their advantage 10 minutes later when Micheal Doherty, out on the left side of the penalty box, fired a low shot across the keeper which went in at the right hand post. Drumkeen were seeing plenty of the ball in the first half but were struggling to get their passing game together in the last third and could not get enough ball up to Peter McNamee who would be regarded as their main goal threat. McNamee was living off scraps and on the few occasions he did get the ball he was fouled. At the other end the always dangerous Micheal Doherty forced a great save from Ciaran Bonner and Chris Kyle was there with a great block on the follow up shot. Bonner also made a great save from a Joe McCarron free kick and Kyle did well to block another Orchard effort. As the half was drawing to a close the home team were given a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Peter McNamee. Anthony Browne stepped up and calmly slotted it home to leave Drumkeen just a goal behind at the interval. Early in the second half Drumkeen keeper Bonner gave away a penalty which was well dispatched by Doherty. Things then went from bad to worse for them when Kevin Boyle, who had only come on as a substitute at half time, got his marching orders for deliberate hand ball and another Penalty was awarded. Michael Doherty again took the penalty but this time he tried to chip the keeper but Bonner stayed on his feet and easily caught the ball. Doherty made up for this miss shortly after when he scored with a long range effort to effectively put the game beyond the home team. Even though they were a man down and three goals behind Drumkeen kept battling away. They had efforts from Ryan Kettle, Aaron Doherty and Anthony Browne without managing to find another goal. Micheal Doherty added two more goals to bring his total for the game to 5 and then Gavin Mc Brearty rounded off the scoring when he got his second and Orchard’s seventh goal. Despite only been a goal down at half time this turned into a day to forget for Drumkeen who will hope to do better when the two teams meet again in the league in two weeks time .Referee: Michael MulhernGlencar Celtic 2 St. Catherines Reserves 0Glencar hosted St. Catherine’s and came out of the traps early and went ahead through the ever busy Graham Cullen who fired home from edge of the box after great play by Decky Scanlon. Glencar squandered a lot of chances and should of been well ahead before halftime. Glencar finished off the game when super-sub Liam Doherty finished well after a good Glencar attack. In fairness to St. Catherine’s they fought hard to the end. Garvan Grieve, Mark Forde and Paddy O’Kane shone brightest for Glencar. Spirited team performance from St. Catherines.Old Orchard Saturday DivisionFintown Harps AFC 1 Arranmore United 1Fintown started the brightest playing some nice football. The visitors started to come into the game and Christopher Mc Brearty saved well on two or three occasions. Fintown had a few efforts of their own but they failed to score before the break. After ten minutes of the second half Christopher Mc Glynn put the home side ahead. The visitors piled on the pressure and were rewarded when a cross from “Rua” on the right hand side got a touch for an equaliser. It was now game on and both sides tried to create chances with the visitors having a header saved on the line which Fintown turned into a counterattack with Mc Glynn going through one on one but his effort was saved.Strand Rovers 4 Drumbar F.C. 0Both sides started brightly but Strand won a corner after 4 minutes and a great delivery from James Mc Cole was converted by a great header from Brendan Glackin. The home side piled on the pressure and a good cross from the wing was collected and tucked away by Sean Mc Millan to make it 2-0 after 20 minutes. The game continued in the same vein for the remainder of the half apart from a few chances which fell to Drumbar’s Ray Balligan. In the second half and the home side turned the screw again with chance after chance falling to Darragh Hanlon but the Drumbar keeper Kevin Burke pulled off some great saves. Adam Mc Hugh’s corner was then headed home by Brendan Glackin. Sean Mc Millan scored again to make it 4-0 at the finish.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionMilford United Reserves 5 Donegal Town Reserves 1Milford welcomed Donegal Town to Moyle View Park hoping to maintain their unbeaten home record and they did so in style against a strong Donegal Town team. In perfect playing conditions Milford took the lead after 20 minutes with JJ Fleming heading home a great Jason Mc Conigley cross. They doubled their lead 5 minutes later when, following a goal mouth scramble, Lee Burke poked home. Milford went in at halftime with a deserved 2-0 lead. Donegal town started the second half strongly but it was Milford who would score next, Ciaran Blaney firing in from just inside the box after 55 minutes. Donegal Town pulled one back 10 minutes later through an unfortunate own goal from a corner. With Donegal Town now pressing it was Milford who hit them on the break, the impressive Jason Mc Conigley sprinted from the halfway line to then rifle into the roof of the net in the 80th minute. Just 2 minutes later JJ Fleming got his second of the game, calmly slotting past the keeper to make it 5-1. A great team performance from Milford with Jason Mc Conigley standing out. A good team effort from Donegal Town. Referee: Barry HunterKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 Curragh Athletic Reserves 4This game played in lovely conditions started off evenly as both teams pressed looking for the opening goal. The 1st real chance fell to Keadues Cory Gallagher who’s chip over the keeper went just wide. The 1st goal of the game came when the ball broke to Damien Hanlon on the edge of the Curragh box and he fired the ball to the top corner of the Curragh net. Keadue doubled their lead when good play up the right hand side released Cory Gallagher who finished well. The 2nd half started with Keadue in control until Curragh won a penalty and Simon Cromie finished well. Curragh started to come into the game more and equalised when a free kick wasn’t dealt with and Dermot Shields applied the finishing touch. Curragh then went 3-2 ahead after another ball into the box was not dealt with and Simon Cromie finished well. Keadue equalised after good play from Hugh Moy and Cian Boyle broke through to slip the ball past the keeper. Curragh were not to be denied and found the winner through Simon Cromie completed his hat-trick and the 3 points were destined for the Curragh. Simon Cromie best for Curragh while Hugh Moy, Cian Boyle and Matthew Ward all tried hard for Keadue. Glenea United Reserves 3 Cappry Rovers Reserves 1Shane Ferry scored twice for Glenea United Reserves against Cappry Rovers Reserves on Saturday afternoon at Mc Gettigan Park, Glasserchoo. Gerard Maguire got the home side’s third as they claimed all three points from their visitors from the East of the county who could only register one goal for their ninety minutes in An Gaeltachta.Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 1 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1A draw was a fair result from this match. Both team had their chances to collect all three points. Castlefin had better of first half and went ahead on 20 minutes when a long kick-out fell to Matthew O’ Rourke who rounded the keeper and slotted home. Drumoghill to their credit came out firing on all cylinders for the second half and equalised on 55 minutes when Richie Moore collected a Mark Gibson pass and fired home from close range to draw the sides level. From here neither side could capitalise on their chances with both defences in fine form. Best for Drumoghill were John Madigan and Richard Tinney with Matthew O’ Rourke best for Castlefin. Referee: Dessie Mc Laughlin.Ulster Junior CupGweedore Celtic 2 Gweedore United 2(Gweedore Celtic won 4-1 on penalties)This local derby went all the way to penalties before the home team qualified for the next round of the Ulster Junior Cup. After a less than impressive first half which saw them go in at half time a goal behind, the home team upped the ante in the second half and dominated proceedings for long periods. United took the lead in the 20th minute when Paul Doogan’s corner glanced off the head of a Celtic defender. The second half saw Celtic on top and they equalised in the 70th minute when Jay Dee Alawiye’s cross dipped over United keeper Joe Duffy. Their joy was short lived as a defensive error in the 75th minute allowed Ciaran Mc Fadden to restore United’s lead. Not to be outdone Celtic threw caution to the wind and got back on level terms when Paul Rua Mc Bride headed home from a Jamie Boyle corner. Extra time failed to produce a winner .In the penalty shoot- out Micheal Mc Kelvey saved three penalties for the home team whilst Shane Porter, Jamie Boyle and Eamon Mc Gee were successful for the home team. Referee: Kevin LogueCastlefin Celtic 1 Lagan Harps 2 (a.e.t.)Lagan advance to the next round of Ulster Junior Cup after a 2-1 win after extra time at Park View. Castlefin took the lead after 6 minutes, Peter Bryson found Corrie Bogan on the left wing and his cross fell to JP Malley who tapped home in front of goal. James Mc Menamin had a great chance to double the home side’s lead but his strike was slightly wide after 20 minutes. Kenny Doran had Lagan’s best chance of the half after 32 minutes, his strike bringing a great save from Castlefin keeper Gary Mc Croary. Lagan equalised on the 75th minute, Kenny Doran beat the offside trap and finished into the bottom corner to bring the game to extra time. Lagan found the winner on 97th minute, a cross from the left wing found Paul Rodgers free at the back post to head into the top corner. Castlefin piled on the pressure as they searched for an equaliser but the Lagan defence stood firm. Referee: Mick Lagan. Best for Castlefin: James Mc Menamin. Best for Lagan: Team PerformanceKildrum Tigers 1 Illies Celtic 0(No Report Submitted)Lifford Celtic 5 Rasheny F.C. 1Lifford raced into a two goal early advantage. A Kevin Mc Brearty shot was deflected into the net and moments later Adam Kelly tapped in from close range. James Connolly added a 3rd on the half hour mark as he finished to the bottom corner following a solo run. Rasheny gave themselves hope before half time when they grabbed a goal through centre forward Declan Oggie. Rasheny, with the help of a strong breeze, began to trouble Lifford early in the 2nd half but were unable to find the net. Lifford went further ahead and secured victory as Connolly grabbed his second with a cool finish on the hour mark. Steve Devine got Lifford’s 5th, calmly finishing to cap a fine performance on 75minutes.Glenea United 2 Rathmullan Celtic 1(No Report Submitted)Bonagee United 1 Greencastle F.C. 2Lee Mc Monagle came close on four minutes for Bonagee after he broke through and shot over from just outside the box. Greencastle had a great chance to take the lead on eight minutes when a cross from Rohan Doherty from the right fell to Aiden Cunningham who shot wide from ten yards. The visitors took the lead on twenty minutes when Rohan Doherty was sent clear and the striker made no mistake from eighteen yards. Bonagee levelled the game on the hour when a Paddy Mc Gowan pass down the right found Lee Mc Monagle who’s shot from the edge of the box came back off the post and Marty Mc Elhinney was first to react and fired home from ten yards. The visitors had two great chances to take the lead but Carr in the home goal made two good save from Rohan Doherty and Matty Henry on sixty five and seventy minutes. They got the winner on seventy five minute when Matty Henry won the ball just outside the box and he scored in the bottom corner of the net. Team efforts by both sides. Referee: Paddy Duffy.CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 1 Ballybofey United 1Ballybofey made the journey to face Glenree in what was a competitive encounter that resulted in both teams sharing the spoils. It was the home side that started the brighter, forcing Ballybofey to defend deep in their half. Twenty Five minutes into the half Glenree were awarded a penalty after a Ballybofey player handled the ball on the line. Karl Mc Elhinney confidently placed the ball into the net from the penalty spot to give the home side the lead. Ballybofey rallied in the second half and were awarded a free kick ten minutes into the half that was fizzed into the home side’s net from 25 yards by Niall Mc Closkey. Glenree produced numerous chances but were unlucky not to have got a winner. Team performance from Ballybofey United. Best for Glenree Martyn Cullen, Naoise Cullen and Joe BrayEany Celtic 4 Letterbarrow Celtic 2This local derby was played in glorious sunshine at Eany Park and saw the home side collect their first 3 points of the season. The visitors settled early and a long strike from by Mc Brearty hit the Eany crossbar. The home side got into their stride and good work down the left by Pauric McHugh found Stephen Griffin in space inside the box. The Eany striker’s 6th minute shot hit the net to put the home side one up. Letterbarrow were awarded a free kick out outside the box on the half hour. The free kick taken by John Roper found the back of the Eany net. The score remained 1-1 until half time. The home side went ahead again ten minutes into the second half when James Flynn found Griffin on the outside the box in space. The striker rounded the Letterbarrow defence for a fine individual goal. Eany got a third when Brendan McCole intercepted a midfield pass and went straight at the visiting defence and then rounded the keeper to slot the ball home. The visitors came back at Eany but a fine performance from the home defence and an assured performance from young Keeper Patrick Gallagher kept the goal intact. It wasn’t until deep in injury time that Letterbarrow got their second goal. It came from a penalty with Cathal McGowan taking the spot kick. Referee John Coyle blew for full time on the restart. RESULTSSaturday 31st OctoberUlster Junior ShieldDrumkeen United 1 v 7 Orchard F.C.Glencar Celtic 2 v 0 St. Catherines ReservesOld Orchard Saturday DivisionFintown Harps AFC 1 v 1 Arranmore UnitedStrand Rovers 4 v 0 Drumbar F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionMilford United Reserves 5 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves 3 v 4 Curragh Athletic ReservesGlenea United Reserves 3 v 1 Cappry Rovers ReservesDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 1 v 1 Castlefin Celtic ReservesSunday 1st NovemberUlster Junior CupGweedore Celtic 2 v 2 (a.e.t.) Gweedore United(Gweedore Celtic won 4-1 on penalties)Castlefin Celtic 1 v 2 (a.e.t.) Lagan HarpsKildrum Tigers 1 v 0 Illies CelticClonmany Shamrocks 2 v 0 Drumoghill F.C.Glaslough 5 v 0 Raphoe TownLifford Celtic 5 v 1 Rasheny F.C.Glengad United 4 v 0 St. CatherinesMoville Celtic 2 v 1 Milford UnitedGlenea United 2 v 1 Rathmullan CelticBonagee United 1 v 2 Greencastle F.C.Dunree United 1 v 3 Erne WanderersClones Town 3 v 2 Kilmacrennan CelticUlster Junior ShieldMoville Celtic Reserves 3 v 2 Erne Wanderers ReservesCT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 1 v 1 Ballybofey UnitedEany Celtic 4 v 2 Letterbarrow CelticDeele Harps P v P Dunkineely CelticFIXTURESSaturday 7th November K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Old Orchard Saturday DivisionFintown Harps AFC v Mulroy CelticGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionErne Wanderers Reserves v Milford United ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesGlenea United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves v Glenree United ReservesSunday 8th November K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )FAI Junior CupRathmullan Celtic v Gweedore Celtic (K.O. 1.30)Kilmacrennan Celtic v Glengad United (K.O. 1 30)Cavan Rovers v Arranmore United (K.O. 1.30)Cappry Rovers v Drumoghill F.C. (K.O. 1.30)Deele Harps v Clones Town (K.O. 1.30)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United v St. CatherinesCastlefin Celtic v Kildrum TigersTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneDonegal Town v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Lagan Harps v Keadue RoversConvoy Arsenal v Cranford UnitedRaphoe Town v Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic v Whitestrand UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Dunkineely CelticEany Celtic v Glenree United DONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS, AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 1st, 2015 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 Leaguelast_img read more

Morocco v Iran: Preview, confirmed teams and commentary

first_img How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? A Morocco fan is in the mood for World Cup football BEST OF The Krestovsky Stadium boasts a capacity of 64,287 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade When is Morocco v Iran?This match will take place on Friday, June 15.It will kick off at 4pm UK time – which is 6pm in Saint Petersburg.The Krestovsky Stadium will host the showdown.How can I listen live?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens. Iran start their World Cup campaign with a Group B clash against Morocco.Carlos Queiroz’s Iran side, who went unbeaten in 18 qualifying matches, are playing in the competition for the fifth time, while Morocco are taking part in the finals for the first time in 20 years. gameday cracker Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions NEW ERA Who are the key players?Sardar Azmoun is perhaps the best-known member of Iran’s squad, but AZ Alkmaar’s winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is likely to be the difference maker in Russia. Azmoun has had a disappointing domestic season with Rubin Kazan, but Jahanbakhsh has been the star of the Dutch Eredivisie in 2017/18. The 24-year-old top scored in the division with 21 goals in 33 games, while only two players also finished with more than his 12 assists.For Morocco,  Medhi Benatia has won top flight league titles in Italy and Germany with Juventus and is the Morocoo’s best known player but Hakim Ziyech will be key for them. Netherlands-born Ziyech caused a stir when he declared he would represent Morocco despite playing for the Dutch at every youth level from Under-19 up. The playmaker made the decision in 2015, and he has since won 14 caps and scored an impressive eight goals in that time frame.What is the team news?Morocco XI: Mohamedi, Hakimi, Benatia, Saiss, Boussoufa, Ziyech, El Ahmadi, Harit, Nordin Amrabat, El Kaabi, BelhandaIran XI: Beiranvand, Rezaeian, Cheshmi, Pouraliganji, Ansarifard, Ebrahimi, Hajsafi, Shojaei, Jahanbakhsh, Azmoun, AmiritalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? who plays? 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade center_img revealed RANKED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Most Read in Football Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 smart causal Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest silverware predicted last_img read more

GREAT SIGNS FROM DONEGAL AFTER VICTORY OVER ARMAGH

first_imgARMAGH 0-11, DONEGAL 1-10 BY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE in Armagh: A first McKenna Cup win against inter county opposition for Jim McGuinness today at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh and with it Donegal have given themselves a chance of semi-final spot. That’s largely irrelevant as regards the actual competition but an extra game or two would do his charges no harm at all.There are still plenty of cobwebs to blow off before the National League commences and for large parts of this game Armagh had control and looked to be well on their way to victory. The introduction of Neil Gallagher in the second half proved decisive; prior to that the home side were dominating the exchanges around the middle but the Glenswilly man’s presence swung the pendulum the way of the green and gold.Donegal had the better of the first quarter and were two points to the good despite playing into a swirling wind that made shooting very difficult. It seemed to take Armagh a while to realise how best to use the wind to their advantage but once they did they had their best spell of the game, registering four unanswered points; many of them efforts from distance carried over by the breeze. The Orchard men were intent on not letting Donegal dictate the pace of the game. Paul Grimley encouraged his team to take all restarts as quickly as they good – in one case net-minder Philip McEvoy had taken a short kick out taken before the umpire had barely got his hands on his flag to signal a point for Michael Murphy.Murphy was marked today by Charlie Vernon, a vastly experienced player but more noted for his midfield endeavours. Michael was brought out to centre forward early in the game and it would have been interesting to see how Vernon would have coped on the edge of the square as a relative rookie in the full-back spot. Instead he saw more of the ball in following Murphy out the field and this probably suited him and his teammates.While Vernon and Armagh saw plenty possession in the first half they were rather ponderous with the ball and didn’t appear to have a definitive way to break down the Donegal defensive screen – only when they began to use the wind to good effect did the scoreboard begin to tick in their direction.Buncrana youngster Darach O’Connor again made the starting fifteen and opened his Donegal account as well with the game’s first score. Even in the wet and heavy conditions his pace and power was evident but it will be on a drier sod and with a quicker tempo that he’ll really come into his own. Just as he did against Tyrone last week, he began to cramp up towards the end of today’s proceedings and its just goes to show the massive step up there is from minor to senior – O’Connor was replaced by fellow newcomer Stephen McLaughlin for the last few minutes. Pace is the key differentiator in the modern game and because O’Connor possesses that he has every chance of making it at the top level. Other speed merchants such as today’s centurion Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey and Leon Thompson (who was introduced at the break) can find it hard to discover their best form at this time of year but when Summer comes they eat up the yards.The kick-out strategy on display last week wasn’t used as much today; the movement around the middle third was still taking place but things were much more crowded in that sector than they were in O’Donnell Park. Michael Boyle was between the sticks and he incurred the wrath of the home support on numerous occasions when taking his restarts. On placing the ball he’d pause to wait for a signal or a run from one of his midfielders or half forwards as to where the kick should go; this took up to a few seconds each time and the crowd were getting restless but again its all part of the work that is going on with the kick outs at training.Armagh were much smarter with the ball after the short whistle; knowing that scoring from distance wasn’t an option against the wind they instead executed short kick passes to their inside forwards who took on their men at every opportunity and were rewarded with a couple of easy scores early in the second half; Robbie Tasker and Niall McConville were both particularly impressive with ball in hand.It was here that Donegal really missed Paddy McGrath. While Eamon McGee, Frank McGlynn and today Declan Walsh all have experience of playing corner-back, McGrath is the only specialist in this position in the panel. The Ardara man has resumed training following his groin surgery and the sooner we see him back the better.Of course Karl Lacey has two All-Stars as a corner back but those days seem to behind him; today he was stationed at wing back and it was encouraging to see him in action after so many different injury problems over the past year. Armagh held their lead for most of the second half but when Colm McFadden netted after a goal mouth scramble the visitors sensed an opportunity. It was Murphy and Odhran MacNiallais who stood up to be counted in the closing stretch; the Gaoth Dobhair man produced a massive last ten minutes to get his side over the line. First he cleanly fetched a McEvoy kick-out and immediately off-loaded to his captain who split the posts from 40 yards.Murphy then scored a wonderful free soon after to put his team one point to the good – the effort was from the ground on the far touchline on the 21-yard line and it sailed over the black spot. MacNiallais would have the final word as he registered Donegal’s final two points to cap an excellent individual performance and put the seal on a two point win for McGuinness’men.While it was good to get the win, the positives were in the chances given to players such as Thompson, Gallagher and David Walsh, the Naomh Brid clubman making a real difference when introduced; they all need game time as they work their way back from injuries or in Thompson’s case, get used to the rigours of inter county football again. MacNiallais and O’Connor got another game under their belts while we will likely see more from Malin’s McLaughlin in the coming weeks.The final Section A fixtures take place this coming Wednesday and Donegal are well positioned for a crack at the last four. It might well be a night for the calculators with score difference likely to be the deciding factor; as it stands now Donegal could conceivably finish anywhere from 1st to 4th in the group. GREAT SIGNS FROM DONEGAL AFTER VICTORY OVER ARMAGH was last modified: January 12th, 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:armaghdonegalDr McKenna Cuplast_img read more

Female hiker rescued after 100-foot fall

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! A woman was airlifted out of Eaton Canyon early Sunday morning after sustaining injuries from a 100-foot fall.A 23-year-old woman from Los Angeles, whom officials would not identify due to patient confidentiality laws, was hiking with another woman and two men Saturday and decided to stay overnight in the woods, according to Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian. In the early hours of Sunday morning, the woman fell 100 feet near a waterfall. One of the men stayed with her while the other man and woman went to an area where they could get cell phone reception and called for help around 4:40 a.m., Derderian said.Pasadena Fire Department, L.A. County Fire Department and Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team responded to the call. The woman, who was fading in and out of consciousness when help arrived, had sustained head injuries, facial lacerations, a broken arm and possible other fractures, Derderian said. She was taken to Huntington Hospital in serious condition. molly.okeon@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496last_img read more

Contractor who aided Boys & Girls Club gets a surprise

first_img In the spring, when Mahaffey heard from the club’s executive director, Jim Ventress, that $77,000 had been spent on repairs and a fundraiser was planned to help pay to rehabilitate the storm-damaged building, he decided to take action. “I told him that we needed $22,000 for carpeting and new flooring,” Ventress said. “Then he told me he could take over the project and the club would never see a bill.” Over the late spring and summer, contractors arrived daily to work on the club, many donating time and materials, others paid at cost by Mahaffey, who wanted to help the club that meant so much to his family. Kyle, who was a club member years ago with brothers Wayne and Ryan, remembers the hours spent playing pool in a trailer set up at Skyblue Mesa School in Canyon Country. This night, the family was together with about 200 other people, some board members, some children wearing Santa hats and some parents there to share a meal with their children’s “other” family. And at the Mahaffey table, a young boy with blond hair spiked high sat near his father, Ryan – the next generation of Mahaffeys to enjoy the games and camaraderie. The remodel went much further than flooring and walls. New lighting was installed in the activity center and gymnasium; the kitchen was redone with a new hot water heater and more sensible counters; bathroom sinks that had been nonfunctional were replaced and a new roof was put on the building, which also includes the city of Santa Clarita’s aquatics center. And the bill, which the club never saw: $146,000 worth of materials and labors of love. As Ventress called the Mahaffeys to the stage, those gathered leapt to their feet in thunderous applause. After receiving a plaque from Ventress, Mahaffey thanked the parents and children and prepared to sit down. It was then that Ventress and a handful of board members led the Mahaffeys to the purple paper they’d ignored in the foyer. As the paper was torn away, Mahaffey clutched his chest, his eyes glistening with tears as he read the inscription: “Newhall Clubhouse, renovated June 2005 by the John Mahaffey Family. Project Manager Kyle Mahaffey, SCV Boys & Girls Club Alumni.” “Good job,” John said, embracing Kyle. “You, too,” his son answered. “I guess we’ll have to keep it up,” John Mahaffey said. “I’m just so glad to see everyone in this building and see it work so well.” Just then, Mahaffey’s gaze fell significantly lower. Three little girls, all club members, wanted to shake the hand of the man who made their club all better. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals John and his son, Kyle, were more than familiar with the building, having remodeled the clubhouse over the summer. After disastrous rains in January caused mold to grow into the walls and the abatement company left half-walls behind, John, an independent contractor, was shocked that club kids were still using the building. “There were cracks in the fixtures, and we could see daylight coming through the walls,” he said during a spring walk-through. “We needed to make the building waterproof and give them something that will last.” The Thanksgiving feast is one of several traditions that the club hosts for its family of members that has grown in recent years to serve more than 3,000 guests. The activity room of the Newhall club was full as the Mahaffeys greeted subcontractors they had worked with during the project. John must have known something was up. “I didn’t know he’d get involved like this,” said Karen Mahaffey. “As far as donating everything, he’s not been in this business for himself that long, but now he’s in a position to help out. That’s what he wanted to do.” NEWHALL – John Mahaffey didn’t want any credit or kudos for remodeling the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club headquarters, so his wife, Nancy, told the family they were having Thanksgiving dinner with the kids. In the gym. At the club. As he walked in, Mahaffey didn’t notice a small square on the wall covered with purple tissue paper. He probably thought it was one of the many art projects created by children in the bustling club on Newhall Avenue. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man robbed, assaulted after being lured to Newtown on Grindr Xtra, Court hears

first_imgA group of juveniles used a social networking app to lure a man to Newtowncunningham, where he was attacked and robbed, Letterkenny District Court heard.Two men, from Newtown, who were juveniles at the time of the alleged incident, appeared before the court, each charged with robber, assault causing harm and criminal damage. A third man, who was said to be with the defendants at the time, had previously been dealt with outside of court.Inspector Barry Doyle told the Court that the injured part was temporarily resident in Derry at the time.Inspector Doyle said the victim logged onto Grindr Xtra, a social networking site, and was in contact with a person, who identified them as a 17-year-old male.The man went to Newtowncunningham by taxi and appeared at an area known locally as The Castle.He was accompanied, Inspector Doyle, said, to a derelict building where he was attacked and robbed after two males ‘emerged from hidden positions with a large baton’.An iPhone 6, valued at £700 sterling, was stolen and the phone was damaged by a baseball bat.Three men, two of whom were before the court, were alleged to have taken from the victim €10, £10 sterling and 600 Thai Baht before being given a ‘small amount of money’ to get a taxi.The man was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital where he received a stitch for a cut on his left eyebrow.Judge Paul Kelly said there was ‘quite an amount of pre-meditation’ in the case.Judge Kelly accepted jurisdiction in the case.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said that the degree of injuries was ‘not excessive’ and noted that the complainant in the case was not amenable to the court.“No-one knows where he is and time is progressing,” Mr Dorrian said.“There is a major factor in that the injured party is not amenable to the court. That presents a significant problem for the prosecution going forward.”The case was adjourned to the November 6th sitting of the court.Man robbed, assaulted after being lured to Newtown on Grindr Xtra, Court hears was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Grindr XtraletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Suns, Monday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. The Warriors (2-1) are on their first of 13 back-to-back games this season and do so after a crushing 100-98 loss to the Nuggets. Golden State got 30 points from Stephen Curry but … WATCH: Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr on their 123-103 win over the Phoenix Suns.Join us for live news and analysis Monday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors try to bounce back from their first loss of the young season.last_img