CASTRIES, St Lucia, (CMC):Caribbean Premier League organisers believe the upcoming season will be most successful yet, especially with the new move to host matches in the United States expected to reap dividends.For the first time in the three-year-old tournament, games have been scheduled outside of the Caribbean with six being played at Central Broward Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.And as tickets went on sale for the first time yesterday, CPL chief executive Damien O’Donohoe said organisers were expecting a strong response.”We are really excited about the forthcoming CPL season and look forward to welcoming even more supporters to our matches for the season ahead,” he said.”We at CPL are acutely aware of our responsibilities to promote West Indies cricket and the tickets are competitively priced for single tickets and families across the Caribbean and Fort Lauderdale.SUCCESSFUL SEASON AHEAD”As we now all know, the West Indies is the home of the ICC World T20 champions, and with a number of hugely talented emerging local players from the Under-19 squad and regionally, as well as our most talented roster to date of international talent, we’re shaping up for our most successful season yet.”The tournament will this year run from June 29 to August 7, and will again feature six franchises – Barbados Tridents, Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs and St Lucia Zouks.Fixtures have only been released for two venues – Warner Park in St Kitts and Central Broward Stadium – with the remaining dates expected to be announced in coming days.Warner Park hosts four games starting June 30, while Central Broward will feature six games, starting July 28.O’Donohoe said he expected the Florida games to provide a major boost to the tournament.”This year we will also be playing six matches in Fort Lauderdale which is a new and exciting departure for CPL, and I would urge all supporters to book their tickets early because we’re expecting huge numbers to attend again this year.”
FORT MCMURRAY, AB. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers are currently competing at the Bouchier Division playoff tournament in Fort McMurray.The Trackers lost a close one to the Grande Prairie Athletic Storm by the score of 4-3 on Thursday night. The boys in blue in white fell behind 1-0 in the opening period before tying it up midway through the middle stanza but gave back the lead two minutes later, as they wouldn’t be able to recover. Curtis Hammond led the way with two assists.In today’s game with the Fort McMurray Barons, the Trackers used a five-goal first period to claim victory and even their record at 1-1. Connor Kindrat and Devan Minard lead the way with three points each. Goaltender Tyler MacArthur stopped 29 of 31 shots.- Advertisement -Next up for the Trackers is a date with the Whitecourt Wolverines on Saturday. Puck drop is at 11:00 a.m. The game can be watched online on the teams Ustream channel.
McDaniel’s eighth goal of the year was enough to help Quartz Hill (11-5-4) advance to the first-round Saturday, when it will visit second-seeded Millikan of Long Beach (25-1-3). “(McDaniel) played the ball perfectly,” Quartz Hill coach Parham Ostadi said. “He wasn’t too agressive, he used the soft touch that shot needed to get in the net.” After Logan McDaniel received a lob pass from Joshua Hoeft, he didn’t try to do too much. The Quartz Hill senior gathered himself and lifted a gentle shot over the extended arms of Crespi of Encino goalkeeper Brandon Ibarra in the 28th minute, leading the Rebels to a 1-0 Southern Section Div. I wild-card Wednesday. The Rebels also got strong play in the net. The goalkeeping tandem of senior Johnny Volk and sophomore Alex Spencer combined for the shutout. Volk, who played the first half, made two saves and Spencer came up big in the second half, when the Celts started to apply pressure, making five saves. Ostadi, whose team lost in the first round of the playoffs last season to Rialto 2-0, says the main reason his team got the victory was simple. “We were just hungerer, we had determination,” Ostadi said. “We put in complete team effort.” victory Westlake 1, Cabrillo 0: Danny Barrera scored the lone goal to give Westlake (13-9-2) the Div. I wild-card win against Cabrillo (12-11-5). DIVISION III Burroughs 3, Lompoc 2 (OT): Gilen Guenther scored the deciding goal in overtime for host Burroughs of Burbank in the wild-card game. Burroughs, the third-place representative from the Pacific League, advanced to face Freeway League champion and No. 3-seed Fullerton on Saturday. Crescenta Valley 1, Santa Ynez 1: Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta advanced to the first round by defeating Santa Ynez 6-5 on penalty kicks. DIVISION VI Buckley 3, Wildwood 1: Michael Manella scored three goals, putting his season total at 31, and lift Buckley of Sherman Oaks to a 3-1 win over Wildwood of Los Angeles in wild-card play. Montclair Prep 2, Cate 0: Austin Mandel scored twice and goalkeeper Spencer Peck made ninesaves as Montclair Prep of Panorama City defeated Cate of Anahiem at Balboa Park in a wild-card game. Milken 3, Desert Christian 0: Michah Berman scored twice to lead Milken of Los Angeles to a victory over Desert Christian of Lancaster (9-9-2). Jordan Ashegian also scored for host Milken (15-3-3) in the wild-card victory. Delphi Academy 4, Serra 1: Dominic Domingo and Patrick Riggs each scored a pair of goals to lead Delphi Academy of Lake View Terrace to a victory over Serra of Gardena in wild-card play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Newport were more than worthy of their win as they dominated from start to finish under torrential rain at Rodney Parade and on a mudbath of a pitch that City will not relish.“It’s nothing more than we deserved tonight, we were absolutely outstanding,” said Newport boss Mike Flynn.“They can match Championship players. I don’t know what it is with them. We can play like that but not every week in League Two.”A penalty appeal for handball by Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Clayton was waved away and 40-year-old Greek goalkeeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos made a string of saves to keep Tony Pulis’s side level at the break.However, Konstantopoulos could not keep out Willmott’s strike from outside the box two minutes into the second period and Amond fired a well-worked corner into the top corner 23 minutes from time to send Newport into the last 16 for the first time in 70 years.“They were the better team, they ran all over us. It was men against boys. Forget the conditions, you have to match people and that’s the real disappointment,” said Pulis.“Give them credit, they were fantastic tonight and they deserve their win.”Wolves survived another scare from League One Shrewsbury to set up a fifth round visit to Bristol City with a 3-2 win at Molineux.But for Matt Doherty’s stoppage-time equaliser, Shrewsbury would have knocked out the side that sit seventh in the Premier League when they first met in a 2-2 draw 10 days ago.The Irish wing-back opened the scoring for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men and then levelled just before half-time after goals from James Bolton and Josh Laurent had put the Shrews 2-1 in front.Ivan Cavaleiro then completed the Wolves comeback in the second half.Brentford will travel to Swansea for an all-Championship tie after seeing off non-league outfit Barnet 3-1.And Steve McClaren’s Queen’s Park Rangers will host Watford next after goals from Nahki Wells and Matt Smith beat Portsmouth 2-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Newport County players celebrate a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough to set up a fifth round meeting with Manchester City © AFP / GEOFF CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 6 – Fourth-tier Newport County will take on Premier League champions Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup after shocking Championship high-flyers Middlesbrough 2-0 on Tuesday.Robbie Willmott and Padraig Amond scored brilliant second-half goals for the Welsh side to secure a plum tie at home to Pep Guardiola’s side on February 16.
ONE of the GAA’s leading commentators has questioned the decision of Donegal manager Jim McGuinness to expel Kevin Cassidy from the county panel.Eugene McGee was writing extensively on the subject in today’s Irish Independent newspaper – and said he would have handled it differently.Cassidy, 30, a two-time All Star winner, was thrown out of the squad because of comments he made in the writing of a book by a journalist from Gaelic Life. Said McGee: “As a manager I had a simple rule about disciplining a player who had flouted team rules: never punish the player if it means punishing the team as well; there will always be an opportunity later for disciplining the guilty player but not at the expense of the team directly.“Losing such a pivotal performer as Cassidy, holder of two Allstars, now at the height of his power will certainly punish Donegal more than Cassidy. Above all else, Donegal people need to ponder that.”The full article is here:http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/eugene-mcgee/eugene-mcgee-time-for-officials-to-curb-the-power-of-managers-2933873.html McGUINNESS/CASSIDY ROW: COMMENTATOR CALLS FOR MANAGER’S POWERS TO BE CURBED was last modified: November 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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 GAAJim McGuinnessKevin Cassidy
Affiliation Forms:A final call to any schools wishing to participate in Cumann na mBunscol competitions this year. Teachers are kindly asked to check their emails and to forward on any affiliation forms along with relevant monies to the county secretary as soon as possible to allow fixtures to be drafted up for the 2012/13 year. The calendar of events is due to commence shortly.AGMThe rescheduled annual general meeting of Cumann na mBunscol, Dhún na nGall will take place in Heaney’s, Ballybofey on Wed. 24th October @ 5pm sharp! All teachers interested in the promotion of gaelic games within our primary schools are asked to attend.Website:Teachers and pupils can view our new website by visiting cumanndonegal.com. The website has weekly updated notes and other relevant information regarding the playing of GAA games within our primary schools. GAA: ALLIANZ CUMNANN NA mBUNSCOL NOTES was last modified: October 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ALLIANZ CUMNANN NA mBUNSCOL NOTES
Wednesday 3rd Open, sponsored by Carpet Interiors, Mountain Top, Letterkenny and played in rather inclement weather saw Liam Wiseman  beating the ‘storm’ and the field into submission when, despite an inauspicious start of back-to-back bogeys at Hall Door [1st] and Glebe [2nd], countered with back-to-back birdies at 4th [Sliabh Sneacht] and 5th [Inishowen] followed by another birdie at 17th [Aughaninshin] but no doubt those double bogeys at 9th and 18th, which left him with 19pts each nine, contributed to Liam requiring a B.O.T. from Conor Coady , both returning 38pts each.With Conor also starting his round with a double bogey, it was the ‘blanks’ at 12th [Sheep Hill] and Barnhill [16th] which placed him second but good enough to relegate Seamus Patton  to third place, Seamus having eliminated his bogey at 1st woth a birdie at pat five 7th [The Isle] for a level par front nine but no less than four dropped shots on back nine cost him a higher placing.Gross was won by the ‘birdie man’ of Barnhill, Joe Coyle  who, with four birdies on the card at 2nd, 4th, 8th and 15th giving him 33 gross pts., has to blame lapses of concentration at 7th and 14th for two ‘blank’ holes.Sponsor Kieran Davis, second left, with Seamus Patton and Con Boyce, winners of the Yellow Pepper Restaurant, Letterkenny, sponsored Openplayed recently at Letterkenny Golf Club. Also pictured is Letterkenny Golf Club Captain Ivan Fuery.Sunday 7th Open, sponsored by Arena 7, Letterkenny, saw a fantastic return on the day that it was from Tony Mc Namee . With heavy rain and gale force winds in the afternoon that bordered on monsoon weather, Tony’s ‘blank’ at 2nd was forgotten with his birdie at 5th and his second birdie at 15th giving him a 40pt winning return over runner-up Stephen Walsh  who showed son Lee that ‘the aul fella’ can play golf also! Recording a birdie at 2nd, Stephen’s nines of 19pts each for a 38pt total would have been significantly more if not for that triple bogey at Crievesmith [9th]. In third place was welcome visitor Raymond Foy  with 37pts to outpoint Mark Doherty  4th on 36pts.Kevin Grimes, [sponsor] congratulating Freddie Wilson and John Mc Caughan on their win of the 4 Lanterns Restaurant & Take Away, Letterkenny, sponsored 4Ball Betterball played at Letterkenny Golf Club recently. Also pictured is Liam Wiseman [comps] on left and club Captain Ivan Fuery.Congratulations to Lady Captain Jacqueline Ireland on her very successful Lady Captain’s Day held on Saturday last and also to all of the prizewinners. Congratulations also to the Eamonn O’ Carroll led Ulster Cup team who defeated local neighbours Rosapenna GC over their two legged encounter on Saturday 7th to make it to the semi-final of that competition when they will play Cairndhu GC.Upcoming competitions include the Letterkenny Chamber Classic on Friday 12th followed by the Saturday 13th Open sponsored by Limavady Printing Co., and on Wednesday 17th the Eamon Stephenson Financial Services sponsored Open. Friday 19th will host the Kelly’s Toyota Open Week-end of Golf with competition running from Friday thru Sunday. Letterkenny Golf Club: Tony ‘bowls’ them over at Barnhill! was last modified: August 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:golfLetterkenny Golf club
LOCAL people are planning to remove rubble which has mysteriously appeared on an ancient right of way in Fanad.The boulders and gravel appeared at the old Portsalon Hotel earlier this week.The debris now blocks an ancient access road and pathway which allowed visitors and locals alike to reach the beach at Portsalon Pier. The owners of the nearby property live overseas.Today one local resident revealed that boulders and gravel had been placed across the same road around 30 years ago, but that this had been removed again within a day.“Let’s just say that this debris won’t be here much longer,” he said.“This is an ancient right of way and there’s plenty of people around here who can be witnesses to that.” ANGER AS ‘RIGHT OF WAY’ IS BLOCKED was last modified: September 30th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Portsalon
A machine gun recovered from the site of a 1941 Spitfire in the hills of Donegal has been refurbished and is working again.Last June the British RAF Spitfire crashed by American pilot Roland ‘Bud’ Wolfe was painstakingly dug from the peat of Moneydarragh on the Inishowen Peninsula.The exact site of the wreckage was located by local aviation expert Johnny McNee. The recovery team found the plane’s tail almost fully intact along with log books, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and even pilot Wolfe’s helmet.That in itself was a major achievement.But then Irish army officer, Lt Colonel Dave Sexton suggested it might be a good idea to try to reassemble one of the Browning guns to fire it again.Ordnance technical officer Sexton and his team set about taking pieces from six guns save from the spitfire. And this week the team tested the gun o an old disused firing range outside Athlone.The team had been helped by the perfect preservation of the spitfire and its guns.The firing team also used modern bullets to cut down the chance that the older bullets would jam in the newly-oiled gun.The gun has now been reunited with the Spitfire P8074 which is now housed at City of Derry Airport, where the plane’s RAF 133 (Eagle) squadron was based during the warMr Wolfe went on to serve in Korea and Vietnam, dying in 1994 as a retired lieutenant colonel. His daughters Barbara Kucharczyk and Betty Wolfe have thanked all those who helped to recover their father’s plane.The excavation of Bud Wolfe’s plane has been filmed and will be part of a BBC Northern Ireland series Dig WWII which will be presented next year by Dan Snow.MACHINE GUN FOUND ON SPITFIRE IN INISHOWEN BOG IS FIRING AGAIN was last modified: November 10th, 2011 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:bogBud WolfeInishwoenspitefire
“Martha Stewart is the premier expert for planning and decorating for the holidays,” Musella said Friday. “It makes perfect sense to partner with her.” Prime-time viewers, however, haven’t fallen in love with Stewart’s Donald Trump knock-off, “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.” And the queen of the crafts was barred from this weekend’s fall festival in Windsor, Nova Scotia, where she was to have paddled a giant pumpkin across Lake Pesaquid, The Associated Press reported. It seems Canadian immigration law prohibits ex-cons from entering the country. But KB is ready to give Stewart a boost. Home buyers will get a deal on her magazine, Martha Stewart Living, and those trekking through model homes can get decorating ideas featuring items that can be ordered online at www.marthastewart.com/shop. Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – Her new prime-time TV show is slumping in the ratings, and she was banned from a Canadian fall fest because of her ex-con status, but Martha Stewart has been welcomed with open arms by the nation’s largest home builder. KB Home is featuring Halloween decorations from Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 500 of its model homes across America, including one in Tesoro del Valle’s Canterbury Collection in Saugus. It’s the smallest of the models there, not the “big house.” Silhouettes of skeletons and witches deck the windows and ghosts float overhead. Pumpkin pails highlight the kitchen, and spooky music filters through the sound system, all part of a monthlong Guess Who’s House Haunting campaign. Never mind her recent past – the five-month stint in a country club of a federal prison – Martha is it when it comes to decorating, said John Musella, director of public relations for KB Home.