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Mike Vandekamp selected as Assistant Coach for 2019 World Junior A Challenge

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Hockey Canada has announced its selection of coaching staff for the Team Canada West 2019 World Junior A Challenge.Mike Vandekamp of Fort St. John has been selected as one of the assistant coaches to join Head Coach Joe Martin for Team Canada in the Junior A Challenge.Vandekamp will also be working alongside with second Assistant Coach Scott Barney, Video Coach Clayton Jardine, and Goaltending Coach Allen York.- Advertisement -Dawson Creek will host the World Junior A Challenge for the first time, and the local host committee will look to continue its historic success with Hockey Canada events.The 2019 World Junior A Challenge will be taking place December 7 to the 15 at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek.For more information, you can visit Hockey Canada’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Judge upholds Vioxx verdict

first_imgToday, the jury will begin the second phase of the unusual trial, primarily to determine whether the second plaintiff is entitled to damages. The jury found Friday that Merck was negligent in the case of Frederick “Mike” Humeston, 61, of Boise, Idaho, who survived a heart attack in September 2001, before the stronger warning. So far, jurors have only heard evidence about Merck’s marketing of Vioxx and what it disclosed about increased risks of heart attack and stroke, which led Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck to pull the blockbuster drug from the market in September 2004. Higbee agreed to the two-phase trial arrangement to try to speed up trials. She is overseeing more than half of the roughly 28,000 Vioxx lawsuits Merck faces. Merck shares closed up 6 cents on Monday at $44.25 on the New York Stock Exchange. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TRENTON, N.J. – The judge presiding over a Vioxx personal injury trial in Atlantic City on Monday rejected a motion to give one of the two plaintiffs a second shot at winning damages from drug maker Merck & Co. The jury on Friday ruled that Merck was not negligent in the case of Brian Hermans of Waupaca, Wis., who died at age 44 after a September 2002 heart attack. That meant his family could not collect damages. However, the jury did find that Merck violated New Jersey’s consumer fraud law, so Hermans’ family could recoup three times what he paid for Vioxx prescriptions. It also allows Hermans’ family lawyer, Mark Lanier, to recoup his legal fees, which he estimates at $2 million. Late Friday, Lanier asked Superior Court Judge Carol Higbee to overturn the jury’s ruling that Merck wasn’t negligent in Hermans’ case. Lanier argued that Hermans had started taking Vioxx before April 2002, when Merck put a stronger warning about the drug’s cardiac risks in the detailed package insert, and he hadn’t seen his doctor since then. Higbee rejected the motion Monday. last_img read more


first_imgA young man who told Gardai his name was Jimmy Saville probably hadn’t picked the wisest name, a Judge has said.Shaun McNamee, 22, was stopped by Gardai at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on November 22nd, 2014.He told Gardai his name was Jimmy Saville and was then arrested. Speaking at Letterkenny District Court, Judge Paul Kelly said “He called himself Jimmy Saville – probabaly not the wisest name to pick.”He fined McNamee, of Memore Drive, Omagh, €80 for being intoxicated and took another charge of engaging and insulting behaviour into account.MAN WHO TOLD GARDAI HE WAS JIMMY SAVILLE FINED €80 was last modified: February 19th, 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:courtdonegalGardaiJimmy Savillelast_img read more


first_imgSTAFF and management at The Orchard complex in Letterkenny are celebrating – after being named in the Top Ten Greatest Carvery restaurants in the country!Food giant Unilever Food Solutions he results revealed a shortlist of ten carvery venues split between two distinct categories: the Top 5 pubs shortlisted for ‘2011 Great Carvery Pub of the Year’ and the Top 5 hotels shortlisted for the ‘2011 Great Carvery Hotel of the Year’.The Old Orchard Inn will now go through to the Finals after its mouth-watering food and menus stunned the judges. They were impressed with dishes which included fresh duo of salmon & cod, pesto herb crumb with turmeric cream sauce, oven roasted fillet of chicken with mediterranean vegetables and Homemade prime Irish steak burger in a creamy pepper sauce.The Orchard and nine other nominated venues will be put through their final paces in several mystery carvery reviews by an expert panel of judges includ- ing George Hook, well-known broad- caster, rugby pundit and self-confessed carvery-lover, Mark Mc- Carthy, Business Development Chef of Unilever Food Solutions and Steve Wynne-Jones, Editor of leading trade magazine, Hospitality Ireland.Commenting on the Top 10 Great Carvery Champions shortlisted, Mark McCarthy, Business Development Chef at Unilever Food Solutions said: “The response to this year’s competition has been phenomenal. The calibre of entries for 2011 has set a new benchmark for the judging panel and everyone is excited about getting out on the road and visiting the venues to find our overall winners in the pub and hotel categories.“We received hundreds of entries of an exceptional standard from across Ireland. The culinary flair and inventive approach to traditional carvery we’ve seen is hugely inspiring and I’d like to congratulate all of the ten shortlisted winners – they are very deserving Top 10 Carvery Champions. “I think the battle to win first place in the pub and hotel category will be keenly fought and I wish all the shortlisted venues the very best of luck!”CULINARY DELIGHTMichael Noonan, Head Chef at the The Old Orchard Inn said: “We’re thrilled to have been short- listed for the Unilever Food Solutions Great Carvery Awards. It’s a fantastic competition and being shortlisted is a huge vote of confidence in our team and the world-class carvery fare we have on offer. At the Old Orchard Inn, we endeavour to cater for all our customers requirements in an efficient and friendly manner.“It keeps people coming back for more and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we scoop the top prize in July and are named best CarveryPub Venue in Ireland.”The final two overall national win- ners, representing ‘The Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2011’ and ‘The Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2011’ will be announced at a Final Awards event in early July. The winning venues will receive an investment budget to put towards a national marketing campaign to promote their award-winning carvery. THE ORCHARD NAMED IN TOP TEN GREATEST CARVERY VENUES! was last modified: July 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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:2011carvery of the yearTHE ORCHARD LETTERKENNYUnilever food solutionswinnerslast_img read more

‘The Wedding Date,’ ‘The Brown Bunny,’ ‘My Left Foot’

first_imgOther feature films out this week include “The Wedding Date.” This romantic comedy, starring “Will & Grace’s” Debra Messing, is mostly innocuous and at best mildly charming. Vincent Gallo’s minorly scandalous “The Brown Bunny,” with its sex scene between the actor-director and Chloe Sevigny, tries to blur the line between art-house intentions and sexual provocation, but this meandering film seems more like voyeurism. And Daniel Day-Lewis’ Oscar-winning turn in “My Left Foot” is simply amazing. A special edition of the film about Irish poet Christy Brown, who had cerebral palsy, is out today with extras, including a featurette on the real Brown. “My Left Foot – Collectors Edition” (Miramax; $19.99). “The Wedding Date” (Universal; $29.98). “The Brown Bunny” (Universal; $24.98). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019last_img read more

Researchers reconstruct killer 1918 virus in battle against bird flu

first_imgATLANTA (AP) – Scientists have made from scratch the Spanish flu virus that killed as many as 50 million people in 1918, the first time an infectious agent behind a historic pandemic has ever been reconstructed. Why did they do it? Researchers say it may help them better understand – and develop defenses against – the threat of a future worldwide epidemic from bird flu. Like the 1918 virus, the current avian flu in Southeast Asia occurs naturally in birds. In 1918, the virus mutated, infected people and then spread among them. So far, the current Asian virus has killed at least 65 people but has rarely spread person-to-person. But viruses mutate rapidly and it could soon develop infectious properties like those seen in the 1918 bug, said Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger of the U.S. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. “The effort to understand what happened in 1918 has taken on a new urgency,” said Taubenberger, who led the gene-sequencing team. The public health risk of resurrecting the virus is minimal, U.S. health officials said. People around the world developed immunity to the deadly 1918 virus after the pandemic, and a certain degree of immunity is believed to persist today. Also, in previous research, scientists concluded that modern antiviral medicines are effective against Spanish flu-like viruses. The virus recreation, announced Wednesday, is detailed in the journal Science. The completion of that gene sequencing was announced in the journal Nature. The virus was made from scratch, but based on a blueprint from Alaska. Taubenberger’s team sequenced genome information recovered from a female flu victim buried in the Alaskan permafrost in 1918. Then, they shared the data with researchers at New York’s Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Using a technique called reverse genetics, the Mount Sinai researchers used the genetic coding to create microscopic, virus-like strings of genes, called plasmids. The plasmids then were sent to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where they were inserted into human kidney cells for the final step in the virus reconstruction. “Once you get the plasmids inside the cell, the virus assembles itself,” said Terrence Tumpey, the CDC research scientist who assembled the virus. “It only takes a couple of days.” About 10 vials of virus were created, each containing about 10 million infectious virus particles, Tumpey said in an interview with The Associated Press. More may be created, he said, to accommodate researchers’ future needs. The virus particles are being stored at the CDC, and there are no plans to send samples off campus, said Dr. Julie Gerberding, the agency’s director. However, the genetic information sequenced by Taubenberger is being placed in GenBank, a public genetic sequence database operated by the National Institutes of Health. Scientists need access to the research as they try to develop vaccines and antiviral medications against potential future pandemic agents, said Donald Kennedy, editor-in-chief of Science. “We carefully considered the implications of publishing this research and concluded that the knowledge we’re gaining to potentially protect public health far outweighs the risk of working with the virus,” Kennedy said. The Spanish flu of 1918 was a terrible pandemic. In a few months, it killed more people than any other illness in recorded world history – an estimated 20 million to 50 million worldwide, including roughly 550,000 in the United States. In severe cases, victims’ lungs filled with fluid and they essentially drowned in a disease process that took less than a week. It was known for being particularly dangerous to young adults, a group usually less susceptible to flu complications than younger and older people. A flu virus has eight gene segments. Taubenberger and other researchers previously had published the sequences of five of them, but they accounted for less than half of the virus’s total sequence. The new work completes it. The three new segments appear to be crucial in explaining how the bird-based virus became adapted to humans, Taubenberger said. Tumpey also confirmed the 1918 virus’s avian-like characteristics by injecting it in fertilized bird eggs. It killed the eggs, just like the Asian bird flu does. Other modern-day flu strains that are human-based don’t kill fertilized bird eggs, he noted. The researchers also refined their focus on one gene, the HA gene, that encodes the hemagglutinin surface protein that help the virus attach to cells and multiply. The 1918 virus is deadly with the HA gene, but when the gene was replaced, it was not virulent, Tumpey said. The virus’s genetic properties may explain why it was able to settle deeper in the lungs than most current flu strains, causing the drowning condition, he said. Virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo called the work important. “We need to understand why this virus was so pathogenic,” he said. He also noted that Tumpey’s work had to go through a variety of scientific reviews and approvals – a process Tumpey said took about three years. “If there was any concern about safety, the experiment would not have been approved,” Kawaoka said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 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

Shelter issues unsolved

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The emergency winter shelter has found refuge for another year, but homeless advocates and experts believe the community will need more convincing before it can fully accept the facility. Last week’s decision by county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to host the 40-bed shelter for a second year at a county Department of Public Works yard in the Centre Pointe Business Park helped preserve a program that, lacking a home, has operated in various neighborhoods since its inception in 1997. But there is no guarantee that when the city of Santa Clarita hosts the shelter next winter that controversy – including NIMBYism – won’t follow. Andy Pattantyus of the Santa Clarita Community Development Corp. – the group will operate the shelter this year for the ninth winter, from Dec. 1 to March 15 – said both residents and local leaders must recognize homelessness exists here, despite the sheen of prosperity that colors the region’s subdivisions and shopping plazas. “I think the valley is living in denial,” he said. “I think part of it is acknowledging there is a problem, and defining the problem. If the folks don’t think there is a homeless problem, then their perception is when they bring the homeless shelter in, they’re creating a problem where there wasn’t one.” Antonovich had scrapped an earlier proposal to stage the shelter in the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center’s visitors’ parking lot in Castaic when it met opposition from local residents. It was part of a joint city and county compromise to rotate the facility at four to six sites between the two jurisdictions – a way to provide some certainty for a program that was forced to move every few years when nearby residents complained. Opponents have said a shelter in their neighborhood would increase crime, though sheriff’s officials have said the facility has had no direct impact on crime in areas that have hosted it. Others have rejected it on grounds that it would reduce property values and quality of life. Still, homeless shelters and service facilities have thrived in other communities that are comparably middle class with high living standards. In Simi Valley, the homeless service provider Samaritan Center operates an overnight shelter program from Nov. 1 to March 31 at six local churches and a Knights of Columbus hall. Simi’s Public Action to Deliver Shelter program began in the late 1980s, when congregations serving hot meals to the homeless organized a “rolling” shelter. Each church hosted the shelter for a night to minimize impact on any single neighborhood, said John Purvis, the program’s coordinator. “The fact of the matter is, homeless people are among us,” he said. “How do you address it? You can either do something humane or turn a blind eye to them. They’re not going to go away.” The program shelters between 18 and 22 homeless people each night, and participants are diverted to the Samaritan Center for transitional help. Of the 45 to 55 people the center serves per day, 22 people have been put in permanent housing over the past two years, Executive Director Virginia Nelson said. Last winter, the Santa Clarita shelter hosted about 77 homeless. Of those, 19 obtained permanent housing, advocates said. “We work very hard at getting them the housing and getting them the mental help that they need,” Nelson said. “They’re baby steps, but they work.” Being a good neighbor – the center is near homes and a school – is key to the program’s survival and success, Nelson said. “At first, we did have some problems,” she said. “Things are under control now with the neighbors. I made sure there is a block wall between the Samaritan Center and their yard. I made it mandatory when (the homeless) are on this property, they cannot be hanging out on the driveway. “You have to be strong with the rules; you have to make sure they comply. If I had a problem with somebody who is trying to get into the neighbor’s yard, I would be the first one to call the police.” But first, the community group needs to help roll back the inevitable backlash from “Not In My Back Yard” groups, Nelson said. “They need to get their community involved,” she said. “They need to go to service organizations and churches. They need to make a committee that will be a strong force on the community, and get somebody on a City Council. “You’re always going to have people who are going to oppose you. But there are many more people who want to help.” Pattantyus of the community development group, which also grew out of local faith groups, said he is aware of the image issue. He suggested the Santa Clarita City Council could reconvene the Homeless Advisory Task Force, which in 2002 studied homelessness in the valley. “It’s part of getting the message out and educating people,” he said. Mitchell Netburn, executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the Los Angeles county-city agency spending $3.2 million on winter shelters countywide this year, said operators may have to dispel perceptions and stereotypes one person at a time. “Part of it is fear of the unknown,” he said. “In general, there are just a lot of stereotypes about homeless people. People will articulate they’re criminals or sex offenders and they’re lazy and they don’t want to work. “There’s a sense that they’re like that and they’re going to stay that way. What they don’t see are the successes – people that are on the street for five to 10 years, and are now working full-time.” Families make up about half of Santa Clarita’s homeless population, according to the 2002 task force survey. Officials also estimate about 10,000 people in the city are at risk of becoming homeless. LAHSA has granted $90,600 to organize the shelter and hotel voucher programs this winter. “People – if they haven’t had a shelter, they don’t understand how they operate, and how the operators really work to address community concerns,” Netburn said. “If people are willing to, you can take them to facilities. They just have the image of what the shelter looks like. If you can get some people around the facilities, they’ll know you’re not making something up.” Netburn also argued that persistent fears that a shelter would draw homeless from outside the region are unfounded. Aside from downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row, West Los Angeles and Hollywood, most homeless tend to remain in areas they are familiar with, and where they likely once lived. “People are typically homeless in the communities that they have ties to,” he said. “They either went to high school here, or they lived here.” The community development group said most of the homeless at last winter’s shelter claim the Santa Clarita Valley as their home. Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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


first_imgPassing Total31619411300132 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Camacho,J.22014 Castanos,V.J.25814945.817 Sifuentes,P.1100 Villanueva,A.2 Franklin09/30/20050101521 Marshall LA10/14/20051003729 Munoz,D.2 La Salle09/02/20051002624 Camacho,J.2681719271130179.00 Sandoval100000.00 Rushing Total37816454.421 Scoring Total60517432 Rafael,S.3 INTERCEPTIONSNo. South Gate11/18/20051002114 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Sarti,A.20012 Fuentes,D.1006 Los Angeles11/11/2005100486 Jovanelly,J.100060 Frescas,A.1110 Castenos,V.J.1700102 Bacelis,D.20012 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Westchester11/25/20051003418 Barcelis,D.22863.92 Sarti,A.122122 Frescas,A.472322902106.30 Navarro,J.2320140 Celis,R.1006 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Fuentes,D.8 Navarro,J.7527.40 El Camino Real12/02/20051004134 SAFETY0202 Sifuentes,P.7202.90center_img Ortega,A.1 Vergara,Y.2 Frescas,A.14-37-2.60 Rodrigues,B.045766 Rowland Heights09/23/2005010616 Hamilton09/16/20051002820 Smith,A.323891 Castanos,V.J.8730 Camacho,J.64220.31 Jovalelly,J.294.50 Jovanelly,J.76104610 Receiving Total194300132 Canoga Park09/09/20051002415 Childs,T.2-34-17.00 Lincoln10/28/20051003712 Barcelis,D.37826.0 Villapadua,A.1006 Jovanelly,J.2 Navarro,J.60121918 Bacelis,D.1 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. RECORD: 12-2-0 Celis,R.1449835.6 Childs,T.1025725.7 Smith,A.1006 TOTAL20051220432272 Wilson11/04/20051003114 Celis,R.4411 Punting Total2886831.0 Belmont10/21/20051004814 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Villapadua,A.23316.51 Camacho,J.13535.0 Marshall12/09/20051003635 Interceptions Total21 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!last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal mum is hoping fans attending this Sunday’s GAA All-Ireland semi-final clash between Donegal and Dublin will help her kick start a fund raising campaign that will help her son to walk again.Anne Marie Doherty and her son PaulThe ‘Mammy I Want To Walk’ drive is all about raising funds for five-year-old Paul Doherty from Gleneely just outside Killygordon.There is no assistance available at home as the HSE can’t fund the operation so the family has to seek help in the USA. The brave you lad, starts school tomorrow (Friday) has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and to date has had physio, occupational therapy, speech therapy, conductive education, Botox injections, three weeks at the Peto Institute in Hungary and all sorts of medicines medicines but to no avail.“Since Paul could talk he always told me: “Mammy, I want to walk,” said heartbroken mum, Anne Marie.“It broke my heart to see him stuck in a wheelchair not been able to run about with his brother and sister or even to be able to pick up a toy from the floor that he wanted to play with.“Paul is a happy, playful and full of devilment ! As his mother, I always fought to get him the services and therapies he needed. While the HSE gave Paul what they could they could never offer him the opportunity to be able to walk. Then Anne Marie discovered what could be the start of a way to help Paul recover.“I came across an operation in America called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). The operation involves cutting some of the nerves in Paul’s spinal cord that are misfiring the muscles in his leg. Paul has been assessed for this operation and has been accepted. The neurosurgeon, Dr. Park, in St. Louis Hospital, Missouri, USA expects Paul will be able to walk with the aid of crutches/walker if he gets the operation.“This operation has been a successful part of cerebral palsy treatment in the USA for years. The NHS in the UK has just recently decided to trial the operation for 120 children there. By the time the operation is available in Ireland it will be too late for Paul. We need to raise a minimum of €60,000 for Paul’s dream of walking to be a reality. This would cover the cost of the operation and the first 4-6 months of a two year physio programme which all has to be funded by us privately as there is no HSE funding available for such an intense programme.She hopes the supporters at Sunday’s match can play their part in Paul’s bid to recover.“We will be in Dublin on Sunday for the Donegal – Dublin game with our buckets collecting for Paul’s operation. We will be wearing funny hats with wee “legs” around our necks and high vis vests. Please can you help us by donating or whatever you else you think would be beneficial to our cause. We would be very grateful in whatever you can do.” She added they were setting up a Facebook page with details of how people can donate to the ‘Mammy I Want To Walk’ fund in the next few days. But in the meantime Anne Marie is asking all the people going to Dublin to be aware of our cause and give what they can.“If they haven’t got a ticket people can donate at any Ulster Bank. Sort code 98 52 52. Account 10633243The capacity of Croke Park is 82,300. If each person gave an average of just 1 euro, Paul could have his operation and entire post op physio programme!” she added.DONEGAL MUM PLEADS WITH FANS TO HELP HER SON WALK was last modified: August 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Anne Marie Dohertydonegaldublinfanspaul dohertyWALKlast_img read more


first_imgVoodoo Venue CupQuarter FinalsSt. Catherines Reserves 3 Arranmore United 3( Arranmore United won 5-4 on penalties )The men from Arranmore came to Emerald Park, Killybegs on Saturday afternoon for a Voodoo Venue Cup quarter-final. Gerry Earley’s side never fell behind in what was a ding dong battle. Arranmore took the lead through Christopher Mc Glanaghey but Barry Cannon equalised for the home side. Declan Proctor reinstated the advantage for the Islanders but again Cannon levelled. David Ward then put Arranmore ahead, for the third time, but not to be outdone Eamonn Bonner replied for St. Catherines Reserves. 3-3 it ended and that is how it stood after extra time so it took the penalty shoot-out to separate the sides. Arranmore prevailed by 5-4 and now have a Voodoo Venue Cup semi-final to look forward to.Strand Rovers 4 Donegal Town Reserves 1This Quarter final stage match in the Voodoo Venue Cup saw Donegal Town travel to Maghery to take on Strand Rovers. Both teams started off slowly but Strand created most of the chances in the first 10 minutes with Brendan Glackin having numerous chances but failing to hit the target. The scoreline changed though after 11 minutes when Shan Mc Millan stole the ball off the Donegal defence and slotted home to make it 1-0. Donegal Town then sprang to life and drew level after only a few minutes when chaos in the Strand defence allowed the equaliser. Donegal with the bit between their teeth piled on the pressure but Strand captain Brendan Brennan struck from distance to make it 2-1 to the home side at the break. The second half saw possession shared by both teams before a wonder strike from Darragh Hanlon from distance put the home side 3-1 up. Rather than sit back Strand pushed forward and substitute David Mc Carron tucked another away, after a nice bit of play, to seal a Semi- Final place for the Strand men. Team performance from Donegal Town with James Mc Cole and Shan Mc Millan putting in a solid shift for the home side.Cappry Rovers Reserves 1 Glenea United Reserves 4The visitors started well and put the youthful Cappry team under pressure from the start. Cappry settled into the game and had a few good passing moves but the Glenea defence held strong and were well on top. Glenea took the lead in the 39th minute when Shane Ferry finished well from inside the box. In the 44th minute Glenea made it 2-0 when Ciaran Boyce scored with a fine finish over the keeper Liam O’Meara in the Cappry net. In the 52nd minute Glenea made it 3-0 when Ciaran Boyce tapped into an empty net following a mistake in the Cappry defence. It was 4-0 in the 65th minute when Ciaran Mc Geady added another for the visitors. Cappry never gave up and got a goal back when Conor Mc Glynn scored with a fine volley from the edge of the box. Steven O’Reilly and Karl Mc Glynn were best for Cappry. A fine team performance from Glenea. Referee: Seamus Mc Groary Glenree United Reserves 1 Glencar Celtic 2Glenree hosted Glencar in an evenly matched contest. Both teams cancelled each other out for the duration of the first 45 minutes with only a few half chances falling to either side. It was Glencar who started the brighter in the second half and duly broke the deadlock when Paddy O’ Kane finished well from a rebound that was too hot to hold for the Glenree keeper. The away side doubled their lead on 75minutes when Declan Scanlon won the ball and brought a good save from the Glenree keeper that rebounded back to Scanlon who made no mistake with the follow up. Glenree pulled a goal back through Karl Mc Elhinney who placed his shot past the keeper from the edge of the box. Glenree continued to apply the pressure and almost forced extra time when John Doherty was denied from close range with a headed effort. Best for Glencar Paddy O’Kane. Best for Glenree Kyle Doherty and Cathal McGinley Jr.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 4 Gweedore Celtic 2This match was played on Sunday evening at Moyle View Park. Milford had a comfortable half-time lead with goals from Adam Serrinha (2), Gary Merritt and Kyle Black. After the interval Milford seemed to tire and Gweedore Celtic introduced Odhran Mac Niallais from the bench. The Gaeltachta outfit dominated the second half and reduced the deficit through Jamie Boyle and Mac Niallais but they could not overturn the Milford tally of the opening 45 minutes.Cappry Rovers 0 St. Catherines 1Reigning champions of the Brian Mc Cormick Premier Division St. Catherines left Cappry Park on Sunday very fortunate to have the three points with them following a very good competitive game against a very resilient Cappry Rovers team who deserved at least a share of the spoils. Cappry had the better of the chances in the opening stages but couldn’t find the net due to good defending and keeping by the visitors’ defence and keeper. St. Catherines opened the scoring in the twenty seventh minute after the ball was blocked following a free kick and it went to Christian Mc Neilis who blasted it to the bottom corner of the net from twenty five yards. Cappry went in search of the equaliser and created numerous chances but all to no avail. Cappry’s Darren O’ Leary had a header well saved by the visitors’ keeper in the forty third minute when he dived full length to palm the ball away. Cappry pushed forward in the second half but once again couldn’t find the target. They created numerous chances and a few of these were well saved by the keeper. St. Catherines created a few chances also but without reward. Best For Cappry Gerald Melaugh and Gavin Reilly. Daniel Breslin and David Conwell were best for Saint Catherines. Referee: Paddy Duffy.Castlefin Celtic 3 Drumoghill F.C. 1Castlefin started life back in Premier Division with a hard fought victory over Drumoghill F.C. Drumoghill got off to a great start after five minutes, a cross from the wing found Gerard Mc Granaghan free in the box and he headed home from close range. Drumoghill pressed hard for a second but could not create any clear cut chances. Castlefin equalised after 35 minutes, Johnny Doherty’s cross found Barry Tourish on the left wing, Tourish finished from the edge of the box into the bottom corner. Castlefin took the lead a minute before the break, Johnny Doherty found Damien Mc Anenny free in the box, and he slotted home from 6 yards. Drumoghill started the second half brightly, searching for an equaliser, but could not get past the Castlefin defence. Castlefin had the better of the chances with Corrie Bogan and Conor Dalton coming close. Castlefin wrapped up all three points ten minutes from time when Corrie Bogan set up JP Malley who calmly finished from close range.Glenea United A v A Kilmacrennan CelticThis game was abandoned due to a bad injury to Michael Mc Clafferty and the club wish him a speedy recovery. Kilmacrennan took the lead on 10 minutes when Kevin Mc Menamin squeezed the ball in at the near post after he reacted quickest to a Joe Coll save. Glenea equalised on 55 minutes when Aodhan Ferry headed home a Dean Mc Carry corner. Referee: Marty QuinnThe club wish to thank all those who came to Michael’s aid and the speedy arrival of the Ambulance and Now Doc services. Rathmullan Celtic 3 Kildrum Tigers 1Rathmullan Celtic got their new Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a hard fought victory over former USL stalwarts Kildrum Tigers. With conditions perfect the Hoops welcomed back their talismanic striker Eamonn Sheridan for another season. The Hoops got off to a flier after four minutes when wing wizard James Gallagher crossed for Kevin Doran who calmly finished inside the area for what was his first of a fine brace on the afternoon. The Tigers couldn’t penetrate the solid Hoops defence with Reggie Miller particularly impressive. The full back was involved for the Hoops’ second on 32 minutes when he crossed in for Eoin Sheridan who scored from inside the box to give his side a real cushion. Celtic’s Aaron Mc Clafferty had a stormer in midfield and was narrowly wide with a fine strike just after 35 minutes as the Tigers tried in vain to claw a goal back before the break. The second half saw the tackles intensify in what was a physical game which kept referee Mick Lagan busy in the middle. Eoin Sheridan had a strike just wide after the hour mark. Hoops’ winger Gallagher was given a red card on 71 minutes for fouling Conor Crossan in the area which resulted in a penalty for the visitors. With the Hoops reeling with Gallagher’s dismissal Johnny Mc Ginty took the spot kick which was superbly saved by Hoops’ keeper Mark Gallagher much to the relief of the Seaside faithful. The Tigers pressed hard and finally got one back on 74 minutes with William Lynch heading home a Frankie Mc Brearty cross. Four minutes later Tigers’ keeper Stephen Conroy was given a straight red card for hitting Hoops’ striker Sheridan. Kildrum tried in vain to get an equaliser. Doran scored an exquisite chip from an acute angle on the right to seal the points for Rathmullan. Referee: Mick LaganWatson Hire Division OneCranford United 5 Keadue Rovers 2Cranford got the season off to a great start in perfect conditions with a big win over Keadue. Cranford came out of the blocks quickly and should have been a few goals up in the first 20 minutes. The opening goal did come in the 25th minute, Pauric Morrison and Andrew Kelly linked up well and Kelly finished well from the edge of the box. It was soon 2-0 when a great Lee Carr corner was met by Chris Carr who couldn’t miss. Keadue tried to get into the game but Brendan Logue was keeping them out when they did get through on goal. Andrew Kelly added his second and Kielan Mc Gee got in on the act finishing well to make it 4-0 at the break. Keadue started the second half better and got a goal back when the unfortunate Michael Heraghty turned a cross into his own net. Cranford soon added a fifth through a Kielan Mc Gee finish while Keadue got another consolation goal. Best for Cranford were Kielan Mc Gee, Andrew Kelly and Lee Carr. Team effort by Keadue.Bonagee United 2 Gweedore United 2The visitors came close on seven minutes when a Ciaran Mc Fadden cross from the left fell to Padraig Doyle on the edge of the box but his shot came off the cross bar. Noel O’ Donnell, for the home side, saw his strike on goal on fifteen minutes well saved by Liam Mc Fadden in the visitors goal. O’Donnell came close again on twenty three minutes but his header went wide of the post from ten yards. Ciaran Mc Fadden then saw his header for Gweedore just go over the bar on thirty minutes from a Michael Barry cross. John Carr in the home goal saved well on thirty five minutes from a great strike from Michael Barry. Gweedore took the lead on thirty eight minutes after a great strike from Liam Mc Mullan from the edge of the box. Eamon Cannon levelled the match on forty three minutes after a great ball down the wing from Gareth Temple to Jason Burke who crossed into the box and Cannon shot home from fifteen yards. Bonagee got their second on fifty three minutes after good play on the edge of the box by Burke he laid the ball off to Gareth Temple and his strike from eighteen yards beat Mc Fadden in the visitors goal. Michael Barry got the final goal of the game on the hour to level the match when he broke through the Bonagee defence and shot home from ten yards. Gweedore finished the stronger team and Carr in the home goal made two great save first from Ciaran Mc Fadden and save of the day from Michael Barry. Team effort by both sides. Referee Martin Mc Anneny.Donegal Town 0 Lagan Harps 2Donegal Town started this game well and dominated possession for the first 25 minutes of the half. The Lagan defence remained compact and well organised and despite their possession Donegal failed to create any notable chances. Lagan opened the scoring around 30 minutes with an excellent counter attack with was finished off neatly by their Number 9. The second half was played out similar to the first. Donegal will feel they had lots of the ball but again failed to create chances. Lagan were dangerous on the counter attack throughout. Lagan doubled their lead midway through the second half when Philip Doran got on the end of a low cross and finished neatly into the Donegal net. 2-0 to Lagan Harps at the final whistle.Raphoe Town 1 Lifford Celtic 0Raphoe Town welcomed Lifford Celtic to the Deele College Grounds for a local derby that had everything as the two teams went hammer and tongs from the word go. Lifford started the brightest with Patton and Gethins causing problems for Raphoe but the excellent Garret Quinn and Seamus Bogle kept them at bay. Raphoe started to take control and had Lifford under sustained pressure as Keelin Gillen, Peter Mc Glynn and Christy Bogle were creative in their play and Bogle had the ball in the net only to be ruled out by referee Con Mc Loughlin. The second-half was a tight affair with chances at a premium until five minutes from time when super sub Micheal Quinn finished superbly. Raphoe finished with ten men but a great result and performance by the home team. Best for Lifford Dolly Martin and Stuart Carlin with Duke Quinn and David Craig excellent for the home team. CT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic 1 Deele Harps 4( No Report Submitted )Whitestrand United 3 Erne Wanderers 0The season kicked off with Whitestrand United playing against Erne Wanderers. Both teams were intent on making a good start and kicking the season off with a positive result. The game started evenly as both teams were finding their feet. The first real chance came when Philip Hegarty narrowly missed when the ball fizzed across the box. The first goal came when an excellent ball over the top by Ryan Mc Cleary was tucked away neatly by Kevin Mc Carry. The second goal soon followed when a corner was cleared to the edge of the box and Kevin Mc Carry smashed home his second goal. Whitestrand were well on top and made the pressure count when Sean Paul Gallagher headed a well-worked corner home. The second half was never going to be a tense affair, as both teams seem to accept the score as it stood. Whitestrand had chances to add to their lead and were rarely threatened defensively but the game rather petered out and ended up a comfortable win for Whitestrand, which started their season on a positive note. Best for Whitestrand was Kevin Mc CarryLetterbarrow Celtic 0 Copany Rovers 0( No Report Submitted )Eany Celtic 0 Ballybofey United 1This match was switched to Saturday night and played at the Finn Valley Complex in Stranorlar. There was little between the two sides over the piece. Damien Glackin, Ballybofey’s top scorer last term, got the only goal of the game in the first half. A good start by the Finnsiders while Eany will be anxious to get some points on the table over the next few weeks to avoid repeating their poor league finish of last season. Glenree United 3 Dunkineely Celtic 2In a very entertaining season opener Glenree United hosted Dunkineely Celtic. The Visitors took the lead midway through the first half through Declan Morris scored from a corner and Celtic doubled their lead when they picked up a loose ball in the box and finished well on 30minutes. Glenree missed a penalty on 40minutes and it seemed it wasn’t going to be their day. In the second half a much improved Glenree team heaped on the pressure and pulled one back on 55minutes via Patrick Mc Groddy when he cut in from the left and curled in from just outside the box. Glenree where reduced to ten men on the hour mark and his seemed to have a galvanising effect on the home side and saw them push forward and win a penalty through Karl McElhinney. Barney Boyce tucked away the penalty to make it 2-2. The home side continued to push forward and Colm Gallagher put them ahead when he drilled home a free kick from 25 yards. The visitors were awarded a penalty at the death but John Cunningham saved well to guarantee the home side all 3 points.The Donegal Junior League would like to wish Michael Mc Clafferty of Glenea United a speedy recovery from his injury. A wholehearted player admired by many let alone his own club Michael will be missed by all until he returns to the Green and Black of Glenea.RESULTSSaturday 5th SeptemberVoodoo Venue CupQuarter FinalsSt. Catherines Reserves 3 v 3 Arranmore United( Arranmore United won 5-4 on penalties )Strand Rovers 4 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves 1 v 4 Glenea United ReservesGlenree United Reserves 1 v 2 Glencar CelticSunday 6th SeptemberBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 4 v 2 Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers 0 v 1 St. CatherinesCastlefin Celtic 3 v 1 Drumoghill F.C.Glenea United A v A Kilmacrennan CelticRathmullan Celtic 3 v 1 Kildrum TigersWatson Hire Division OneCranford United 5 v 2 Keadue RoversBonagee United 2 v 2 Gweedore UnitedDonegal Town 0 v 2 Lagan HarpsRaphoe Town 1 v 0 Lifford CelticCT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic 1 v 4 Deele HarpsWhitestrand United 3 v 0 Erne WanderersLetterbarrow Celtic 0 v 0 Copany RoversEany Celtic 0 v 1 Ballybofey UnitedGlenree United 3 v 2 Dunkineely CelticFIXTURESSaturday 12th SeptemberOld Orchard Saturday Division K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Fintown Harps AFC v Glencar CelticMulroy Celtic v Strand RoversDrumbar F.C. v Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionCurragh Athletic Reserves v Erne Wanderers ReservesDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v St. Catherines ReservesGlenea United Reserves v Milford United ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesSunday 13th SeptemberBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Milford United v Cappry RoversGweedore Celtic v Rathmullan CelticKilmacrennan Celtic v Kildrum TigersDrumoghill F.C. v Glenea UnitedSt. Catherines v Castlefin CelticWatson Hire Division OneCranford United v Bonagee UnitedKeadue Rovers v Raphoe TownLagan Harps v Lifford CelticConvoy Arsenal v Donegal TownGweedore United v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoCurragh Athletic v Whitestrand UnitedDeele Harps v Glenree UnitedBallybofey United v Dunkineely CelticCopany Rovers v Eany CelticErne Wanderers v Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE: ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 6th, 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