Arnett Gardens’ Harris strengthens case for Reggae Boyz selection

first_imgMidfielder Vishinul Harris on Monday night knocked even harder on the door to a Reggae Boyz invite with another fine display as he spurred defending champions Arnett Gardens to a 2-1 win over leaders Portmore United in the Red Stripe Premier League.The 22-year-old could not have chosen a better stage than in front of a capacity crowd with national coach Winfried Sch‰fer in attendance. Blessed with the languid movement, deceptive skill of former national player and coach Theodore Whitmore at his best, Harris glided through opposition defenders at will and sprayed passes long and short, almost to perfection. The only ‘negatives’ displayed by Harris was a tendency to hold on to the ball a little bit too much, which contributed to his failure to score.For Harris, though, the important thing was getting the three points for his team.THREE POINT AIM”The three points are what we wanted. That was the aim before this match started, to get the three points, and we are happy that we got them,” the national Under-23 player said.The win pushed Arnett Gardens to 42 points, just one below Portmore United.Both of Arnett Gardens’ goals resulted from Harris assists. In the ninth minute, he made a slide rule pass to Leon Strickland, who collected with his back to goal, spun around and steered to the opposite corner from where goalkeeper Shaven-Sean Paul was rooted.For the second goal, which came in the 42nd minute from the boot of Newton Sterling, Harris found him with a long pass – which he collected while off balance – and managed to get the shot off while going down.Jovan East scored a beauty for Portmore United in the 48th minute to give them more belief, as Arnett Gardens hung on for the win.GELLING”The main thing in the camp right now is to push for another title and this win will help us as we are just a point behind Portmore now. We normally gel properly in about December so we are in a good spot to make a run now,” admitted Harris of his team’s standing.His own performance, he said, could have been better.”It was a good performance, but not for me, enuh. But I should have killed off the game before it got to stoppage time, and I am a bit disappointed with that,” said Harris, who failed to score after cutting through the backline and dismissing ‘keeper Paul, but hesitated in firing and had his eventual cutback blocked.The former Charlie Smith High School player said he was denied a clear foul in the dying minutes when he was cut down just outside the 18-yard box.”Actually, it was a foul. It was definitely a foul. My feet were hurting me, but I had to keep on pushing,” he said.Despite not adding to his goal tally, Harris said he showed national coach Sch‰fer enough to convince him that he deserves a look.”I think I would have shown him some of the things that I can do. Actually, I was the MVP for the game, so definitely I was the player for the night,” he said confidently.StandingsTeams P W D L GF GA GD PtsPortmore 22 13 4 5 27 17 10 43Arnett G 22 13 3 6 34 19 15 42MoBay U 22 11 8 3 34 13 21 41Humble L 22 8 8 6 18 17 1 32H View 22 7 9 6 23 22 1 30UWI FC 22 8 6 8 24 29 -5 30Cavalier 22 7 6 9 18 21 -3 27Boys’ T 22 7 6 9 23 30 -7 27Reno 22 5 9 8 20 30 -10 24W house 22 4 8 10 20 28 -8 20Tivoli G 21 5 4 12 23 30 -7 19Rivoli U 21 4 7 10 20 28 -8 19last_img read more

Utah coach says he’ll step down

first_img“I’m a big boy. I had a job to do, and we fell short,” Giacoletti said. Giacoletti and Hill agreed to a four-year buyout at $175,000 a year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Giacoletti told his players Friday that he is resigning, effective as soon as Utah’s worst season in decades ends. “This is not the way I would have anticipated three years ago what our vision was,” Giacoletti said before the Utes practiced. SALT LAKE CITY – Ray Giacoletti’s tenure at Utah began with the Utes making their longest run in the NCAA tournament since playing for the championship in 1998. It’s ending well short of that just three years after he was hired as coach. center_img The Utes (11-17, 6-9 Mountain West Conference) close the regular season today at rival Brigham Young. Utah plays in the Mountain West tournament next week, and Giacoletti will coach the team until it loses. Giacoletti and athletic director Chris Hill met Wednesday and the coach decided Thursday that he would resign, ending any speculation that had been building over whether he would be back. Since going 29-6 in his first season, when Giacoletti had the national player of the year in center Andrew Bogut, Utah is 25-32. This season the Utes haven’t won more than three consecutive games. Utah has had two three-game losing streaks and another slide that lasted six games. Giacoletti, 44, said the final decision was his, although he wasn’t clear on what other options he had and wouldn’t say if he was forced out. last_img read more

Utd can win Champions League, says Young

first_img0Shares0000“You don’t enter a competition not to win it,” Young said. “That’s what we will be looking to do and take each game as it comes.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Sevilla, Manchester United’s Ashley Young believes they can go on to lift the trophy this season.United travel to Spain for the first leg of the round-of-16 encounter at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán having not won the competition since 2008, or reached the final since two defeats to Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. “You don’t enter a competition not to win it,” Young said. “That’s what we will be looking to do and take each game as it comes.“The next one is against Sevilla. That’s a tough away game like Huddersfield, like Newcastle away. That’s what the stadium is like. We just have to concentrate on ourselves.”Young also spoke of striker Romelu Lukaku, whose two goals against the Terriers in the FA Cup saw United into the quarter-finals, and who has four goals from six appearances in the group stage.“When you have a striker scoring goals, it’s always important,” Young said. “His hold-up play, his all-round game was fantastic at Huddersfield, and he’s done that all throughout the season.“He’s getting goals. When you’ve got someone who can hold up the ball like he can and get in the box it’s fantastic.“And you can see the combinations between them. Alexis [Sanchez] comes inside and Rom’s seen him and picked him up as well and they’re picking each other out and they have worked well together so far.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL FANS’ CLONES PITCH INVASION

first_imgDDTV: DONEGAL fan (and donegaldaily.com fan) Ciara Hennigan had the perfect view at Clones on Sunday – to film the green and gold invasion of the pitch at the final whistle.The GAA tried to ban fans from enjoying the presentation of the Anglo-Celt.But Donegal fans were having none of that – and it’s a policy the GAA needs to review.Otherwise the only people getting a good view of such proceedings with be those lucky enough to get tickets for the main stand. And, oh, the politicians….TDs and county councillors had the best seats in the house.As one fan put it on the pitch yesterday: “The GAA needs to wise up. Politicians are no more deserving of  those seats than the genuine fans who follow Donegal through thick and thin all-year round. Just because you are elected, you have some sort of divine right to seat at the top table.”With thanks to Ciara for the video. DDTV: VIDEO FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL FANS’ CLONES PITCH INVASION was last modified: July 23rd, 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:DDTV: VIDEO FOOTAGE OF DONEGAL FANS’ CLONES PITCH INVASIONlast_img read more

DATES REVEALED FOR SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT FINN VALLEY

first_imgAs schools both primary and secondary return to the challenge of yet another school year, they will soon be getting their invitation at cross country events at Finn Valley.These events now well established through the years and welcomed by both sectors of education provide an ideal opportunity for students to come along and have a go – basically to come along and try it without any great pressure.The primary sector have their event on September 26th catering for under 9,11,13 age divisions while the secondary sector go to the line the following day September 27th . This project led by Irish athletics team manager Patsy Mc Gonagle and a capable experienced support crew has built year on year in terms of the response it has generated. In 2011 74 primary schools and 29 secondary schools accepted the invitation so we look forward to an enthuiastic turnout late September. Details below or on www.finnvalleyac.com or indeed www.facebook.com/ finnvalley acCumann Luthcleas na mBunscoil12th Annual Primary Schools 2012 Cross-CountryVenue:   Finn Valley A.C. Stranorlar Date:  26th September 2012Time:  1st event U-9 Girls @11.15am start.  Event complete @ 12.15pmPresentation: 12.30pmEntry Fee:  €3.00 per child payable at registration on the day.Teachers / Adults in charge can help by collecting entry fee on journey to the event.  Prize Structure:1st 20 in each race1st 3 teams plus 1st small school, 1st medium school in each raceOverall schools category to include:a)             Large School          (200-300)b)            Medium School       (100-200)c)             Small School          (0-100) Age Categories:Under 9       (born 2004/2005) – 600mUnder 11     (born 2002/2003) – 800mUnder 13     (born 2000/2001) – 1000mProgramme:U-9    Girls U-9    BoysU-11  GirlsU-11  BoysU-13  GirlsU-13  BoysTeams are evaluated on their top 4 athletes in each particular race. Each school is encouraged to bring along as many athletes as they wish, in other words: you may run as many as you wish in each race…. Please note: there is sufficient indoor cover / changing in the case of inclement weather, although it is advisable to caution to bring a change of clothes should it be a “bad” day!12th Secondary Level Schools Cross CountryYour school is invited to participate at the 12th Secondary Schools Level Cross Country event which is taking place on the 27th September 2012. This was a most successful event in recent years.Venue :   Finn Valley A.C. Stranorlar, Co DonegalDate:                   27 September 2012Time:  1st event @11.30am start.  Event complete @ 12.30pmPresentation: 1.00pmEntry Fee:  €3.00 per athlete payable at registration on the day.Teachers / Adults in charge can help by collecting entry fee on journey to the event. Prize Structure:Prizes individual 1 – 12Teams 1,2,3 (Scoring 3) Programme: 1st Year Girls                         800m1st Year Boys                       1000m2nd Year Girls                       1000m2nd Year Boys                      1200m3rd Year Girls                        1200m3rd Year Boys                       1500m4th/5th/ 6th year girls              1500m4th/5th/6th boys                             2000m Each school is encouraged to bring along as many athletes as they wish, in other words: you may run as many as you choose in each race….Maximum entry fee per school: €60 / £50DATES REVEALED FOR SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT FINN VALLEY was last modified: August 30th, 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)last_img read more

LARGE CROWDS EXPECTED FOR LETTERKENNY AC’S FIVE MILE RACE

first_imgIt’s full steam ahead for Sunday’s five mile road race in Letterkenny which has an 11 am start.The race, which starts outside the O’Donnell Park and finishes at the back of the Aura Centre, was first held a year ago.Given that this will be the first race of the year locally, a large turnout is expected for this out and back race over a flat course. Registrations will be taken from 10 am at the Aura Centre, with refreshments and the presentation of prizes also in the Aura afterwards. The club was well represented at the Finn Valley 5K on Stephen’s Day which attracted huge numbers. Letterkenny runners filled the top three places – Christopher Johnston won the race in 15:26, with Danny Mooney second in 15:36 and Peter Gibbons third in 15:51.Well done to Maria McCambridge who won the Greencastle 5-miler in Tyrone, also on St Stephen’s Day. This was Maria’s first race since winning the national marathon championship in Dublin in October. Stephen Scullion of North Belfast Harriers was the overall winner.Club captain, Aidan McKenna and Padraig Friel opted for the cross country race at Cranford Park on St Stephen’s Day. Both ran well and placed in the top ten, with Aidan the first over-40.Best wishes to Garvan McCloskey who is relocating to America next week. Garvan is an extremely popular member of the club who has tackled all distances from the mile to the marathon and who also served his time on the club executive as assistant treasurer. Hopefully, Garvan, who was given a big send off on Saturday night by his club mates, will continue the wear the black and amber vest with the same distinction on the other side of the Atlantic. Sympathy is extended to club coach, Marie Gibson on the recent death of her father, Barney Murray, from Raphoe.Happy new year wishes are extended to all Letterkenny AC members. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, with runners meeting up at the front door of the Aura Centre. New members are always welcome. LARGE CROWDS EXPECTED FOR LETTERKENNY AC’S FIVE MILE RACE was last modified: January 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Athletic Clublast_img read more

‘They destroyed everything’ – Former Spurs manager blasts club’s board

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “I got an offer from Paris Saint-Germain, who wanted me, but I said no out of love for Tottenham. Maybe that was a mistake.”The former Chelsea boss went on to criticise the Spurs board, headed by chairman Daniel Levy for their responses to his transfer requests.He said: “In April, we started planning for the next season. I offered some names to buy and sell, but during the transfer window, the board didn’t listen and quickly destroyed everything we’d created.”Not a lot has appeared to change at the club since with Spurs becoming the first Premier League team to not make a single summer signing during the last transfer window. Most Read in Football scrap revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 2 tense gameday cracker latest BEST OF Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The delay of their new stadium also adds to their dramas in what has been a turbulent season off the pitch.Villas-Boas, 41, reportedly turned down the Fulham job – a role that was given to Claudio Ranieri after the Cottagers sacked Slavisa Jokanovic.Villas-Boas’ last job saw him manage Shanghai SIPG from November 2016 to November 2017. Villas-Boas’ final game in charge of Spurs was a 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ And in an explosive interview with Corriere dello Sport, Villas-Boas didn’t hold back on his time in north London where he also revealed he turned down an offer from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his first season at Spurs.Villas-Boas said: “The first season was magnificent in all aspects. We had a ‘short’ squad in terms of depth, but a great spirit and so much will.”“We picked up the most points in Spurs’ history with an incredible Bale who played behind Adebayor where he was free to move, but also with Lennon and Walker who allowed us to have a good counter-attacking 4-4-2.” Andre Villas-Boas has criticised Tottenham’s board, claiming they “destroyed everything” he and his coaching staff created at the club.The Portuguese was appointed Spurs boss in July 2012 and had a positive first season before his reign came to an end in December 2013, midway through a difficult second campaign. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Villas-Boas had a good relationship with Gareth Bale and was in charge when the Welshman was sold to Real Madrid RANKED LATEST last_img read more

DUTCH TOURIST RESCUED AFTER FALL ON ROCKS

first_imgA Dutch tourist had to be flown to hospital after she fell on rocks near Malin Head.The woman, who was in her 40s, was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry by rescue helicopter after the incident.It is believed the woman hurt her ankle but did not suffer any further injuries during the fall yesterday afternoon.   DUTCH TOURIST RESCUED AFTER FALL ON ROCKS was last modified: May 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fallMalin Headtouristlast_img read more

TODAY’S DONEGAL DAILY WEATHER – WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at the Dexter’s at Mount Errigal Hotel.Today’s Weather: Mainly cloudy today with a good deal of dry weather for much of the day but with a little patchy rain and drizzle at times, especially in Inishowen and along the north coast. It will be brighter and sunnier in most places this afternoon with temperatures of up to 14C when the sun is out before heavy showers arrive over Donegal, reaching the south of the county around 5pm, and then sweeping northwards over the rest of the county.The rain will be heavy and thundery at times and will clear the county by midnight. Highest overnight temperatures of around 6C overnight tonight.DON’T FORGET: It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel. Great food and great service – in all weathers! TODAY’S DONEGAL DAILY WEATHER – WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: March 31st, 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:14CDexters.donegal daily weatherJosper GrillMount Errigal Hotelrainshowerssunshinelast_img read more

Letterkenny’s Errigal College to get multi-million euro new school

first_imgEducation Minister Joe McHugh has given the green light to a multi-million million euro new school for Errigal College in Letterkenny, Donegal Daily can reveal.The project will see a new 6,600 square metre building with a complete refurbishment of the 2,200 square metres of the existing school.Donegal ETB has been given the go ahead to expand school places at Errigal College from 450 students to 750 students as part of the plans. The state of the art new Errigal College will help need the demand for post primary school places in Letterkenny.The ETB has been asked to sign off on the deal before Easter and nominate aDesign Team for the project.Details of the expected costs involved aren’t being released until after the project tender process is completed.The Errigal College project is one of 14 capital projects being delivered for schools in Donegal. In Letterkenny these include St Eunan’s College, St Colmcille’s (Boys School), Little Angels and Illistrin National School.The Errigal College construction phase could create more than 100 jobs.Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has confirmed news of the green light for a state of the art major new school building project.“I am delighted to be able to confirm a hugely significant construction project for Errigal College in Letterkenny, “ Minister McHugh said.“Donegal ETB and the school principal Charlie Cannon have now got the go ahead for what will effectively be a brand new 750 pupil post-primary school. “It will give the students and teachers and staff top class facilities to learn, work and grow.“Alongside that, a project of this size is also about jobs and investing in Donegal.”The Donegal Minister and T.D. said: “Officials in the Department of Education and Skills have assessed plans and approved the major construction project, including a 6,600m2 extension and refurbishment of 2,300m2 of the old school building.“Importantly the school will get a double Special Education base as part of the plan. “Errigal College is just one of more than a dozen major capital projects for schools in Donegal.“This Government is making hugely significant investment in our school buildings and in our children and young people and a project of this size will cement that by creating jobs for many parents in the county who might otherwise be in Dublin or London or further afield.”Minister McHugh added: “I am delighted for principal Charlie Cannon and his dedicated team and also for Anne McHugh and all those at Donegal ETB.“Donegal ETB will be responsible for procuring the design team and the day to day management of the project as it moves near construction.”Local Fine Gael councillor Jimmy Kavanagh added: “I know well what a project of this scale means to the school community at Errigal College and people of Letterkenny.“I wish Charlie Cannon and all his team and Anne McHugh, and her team at the Donegal ETB, every success on what is a hugely significant project.”EndsLetterkenny’s Errigal College to get multi-million euro new school was last modified: March 14th, 2019 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:errigal collegeextentionletterkennyMinister Joe McHughpupilslast_img read more